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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, February 1t74-THE LETHBMIDQE HEHALD-lt Age catches up Hemen and Sons of Picture Butte begin work Thursday on its contract to demolish the old Coaldale Community Hall. The Coaldale town council has ordered preliminary rough sketches for a civic complex building and it may be located on this site. TV station application to be heard in spring The Herald- District COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) thanks to the efforts of the The entire Crowsnest Pass Coleman Elks Lodge and town area may soon be getting council, better Calgary television, Council at" its recent Recreation board cuts back on facilities use CLARESHOLM (HNS) The Claresholm and district recreation board has been forced to cut back on use of recreation facilities here because of a lack of funds and inflationary pressures. A board spokesman said the board finds it impossible to stay within its budget allowance because of wage increases and a rise in the cost of electrical power from Calgary Power Ltd. The skating rink will be closed March 31. In previous years it closed the end of April. The rink will not open until Nov. 1 next fall instead of Oct. 10. The swimming pool here will not open until June 15 compared to May 24 last year. The pool committee has found it necessary to reduce the staff by one senior guard. The recreation board will increase fees for use of the ceramics kiln and the craft centre, due to higher costs of administration and upkeep. This year the board is faced with the extra expense of relining the swimming pool and removing the old paint by sand blasting. Exhibition building depends on 60% upkeep commitment TABER (HNS) The Taber Exhibition Association board may go ahead with plans to construct a building on the rodeo grounds, providing there, is a commitment for 60 per cent of upkeep. Gordon Saunters, president, says the building has to be a multi-purpose building to serve the needs and requirements of each of various organizations that would use it. The Taber Kinsmen Club has indicated it might be interested in having an input into the proposed facility, a board member says. With a Junior A hockey franchise approved for Taber, there is talk the annual Kinsmen indoor rodeo may be prohibited from using the community centre arena. Renovations to the arena installing fibreglass sideboards and shatterproof viewing glass have been cited as reasons for considering not to permit rodeo events in the centre, said a board member. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-CIRCUUlTION-JOBPfllNTING VEftNON HIQIMM2-21U Report your news fo.. hbridge Her CwnspondMt ii Yoir Am MONARCH MRS JACOB DEKKER MOUNTAIN VIEW MRS HANSON JIANTON MRS MAW BENSON NATAL, B.C. MR PAOLCHALA NEW DAYTON MRS ELTON DUBJL MRS STEWART SKBTH NOBLEFORD MRS GORDON LUCH1A meeting, was advised that Coleman Elks Lodge application to set up a rebroadcast station on Bluff Mountain in north Blairmore to service the entire Crowsnest Pass will be heard in Victoria, B.C. in March or April. The unit to rebroadcast CFCN Calgary would be on channel 8 and would be a five- watt unit. Council authorized the town secretary to start looking into the required equipment as it is not felt there will be any objections to installing the unit. Coleman is in favor of tting together with other 'ass towns to hire a dog catcher. Reports of two persons being bitten by stray dogs was discussed by council and the town secretary John Kapalka reported that he had received numerous complaints regarding the ever increasing number of dogs running at large. Mayor John Holyk reported that the condition of the local arena was a total disgrace. He said it was not right to ask people to come to the arena to see hockey games and other events when the arena was in such a dire condition. A special committee is going to be set up and a complete check of the arena is to be made in March to determine what work must be uone to upgrade the arena. A bylaw to establish the Coleman Library as a municipal library had its third reading. Council authorized, and will look into construction of a portable float to advertise the town's 70th birthday to be celebrated this year. The float will be sent to variousparades such as Creston Appleblossom, Fort Macleod, Lethbridge, Calgary and other centres. Permission was granted to Canadian Northland Shows from Barons to visit Coleman for its first show of the season. The circus will be held here May 9 to 11 and will be set up in the Central School grounds or near the arena. Mayor Holyk was delegated to represent Coleman on toe committee that will travel to Edmonton in the near future to present a brief on local government to the provincial government to find out what could be obtained from such a Alex Wells of Blairmore was named auditor and date for the annual meeting was Freeze asked on Akimena logging CRANBROOK (Special) The Regional District of East Koptenay has asked the provincial government to put a freeze on all logging and commercial activity in the Akimena area in the southeastern corner of British Columbia. The RDEK will ask the B.C. government for suspension of logging and other resource activities in the Kisheneena-Akimena area while an investigation goes ahead to see if a park should be set up. "They are raping that beautiful said Mayor Vern Uphill of Fernie at a recent meeting of the RDEK. About 200 acres from the Flathead river east should be saved for a he said. "I couldn't build a house there. It's time we started treating everybody the said Mayor Uphill. "It's the missing corner of an international commented administrator Frank Bertoia. He said that the RDEK's regional plan suggests the area be made a national park, to operate closely with Waterton park in Alberta and Glacier national park in Montana. Fernie director Lloyd Phillips of Area A pointed out that timber licences were granted there a long time ago, but the Fernie mayor had an answer to that: "Are we going to let industry go ahead and come out second best "Have we established the real value of the area as a said Mr. Phillips. "The loggers have to operate somewhere." Road land payment revised PINCHER CREEK (Special) The Pincher Creek Municipal District council has endorsed a proposal revising compensation to be paid for acquisition of land for right- of-way. It will be based on six times the assessed value of the land being acquired plus per acre. The assessed value will be the highest value of the parcel shown on the assessor's field sheets. 'Pass coal plant may be banished By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer A million coal cleaning plant touted as the most modern in Canada less than five years ago may be banished from Coleman as the town's worst air polluter "Two separate and independent appraisals" of the cost to move the plant are being undertaken by the province, Bill Yurko, minister of environment, said Friday. Residents of the town situated in the Crowsnest Pass 90 miles west of Lethbridge have complained bitterly to the province about black soot from the plant and its storage areas. Coleman Collieries 'was ordered by the department of environment last October to find an interim solution to the dust problem by Feb. 1. That deadline has been extended 30 days, Mr. Yurko said. The department agreed with the company that the schedule for drawing up plans for better scrubbing operations was a very tight one. The company is working under a second deadline, now extended to May 1, to find a long-term solution to dust emissions. The solution could be to move the plant outside the town where black soot now clings to Monday washes. Or the company could choose to the present operation, Mr. Yurko said. The minister said the province is carrying out the appraisals of moving costs as part of its program to help polluting industries relocate to more suitable areas. Opened May 26, 1969, the facility was said to be the first modern coal preparation plant in Canada. The coal-washing system was designed on a District calendar The Barons-Eureka Health Unit is sponsoring the following infant and preschool clinics: Enchant Tuesday in the school from 1 to 3 p.m. Taber Tuesday in the Health Unit Office, Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. Coaldale Thursday in the Health Unit Office, Town Office Building (upstairs) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. Taber Thursday in the Health Unit Office, in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. Barons Friday in the school from to p.m. The annual heart blitz for the Alberta Heart Foundation will be conducted at Coaldale Monday by the St. Ambrose Church Catholic Women's League Milk River Belles and Beaux square dance club will hold its regular dance at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Milk River Elks Lodge. doneuis napJaM and maps for this work are being completed. Cheque presented Margaret Whitehead, chairman of the Claresholm and district recreation board, accepts from Gordon Timpson, general manager of Safeway Shelter Sys- terns Ltd. WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 Day Only Sit 3rd AVENUE SOUTH (MM Door to I for recreation CLARESHOLM (HNS) Safeway Shelter Systems Ltd has presented to toe Claresholm and district recreation board "to be used for youth and recreation." The firm suggests each be given to the Stavely and Granum recreation boards; and the Rotary Bus. A total of each would go to the ski club and UK senior citizens' drop-in centre. Facilities for swimming, fastball, junior hockey anB figure skating would get each. The firm specified that "this money is to be used in addition to regular budgets, that is to provide additional funds for recreation facilities that would not be available otherwise.'7 closed circuit basis to prevent pollution of streams. Modern scrubbers were installed in the drier section to conform to provincial air pollution laws. "But the government changed the standards since Fred MacLeod, secretary of the collieries, said Friday. That statement was confirmed by Jerry Lack, head of the air quality control branch of the department of environment. The regulations governing emissions were made four times as tough as they had been when the plant opened. Only 0.2 pounds of participate matter are now allowed per pounds of emitted gas compared to 0.85 pounds, Mr. Lack said Friday. He said the company's equipment met provincial regulations then in force. Mr. MacLeod and Mr. Lack said alterations hi the storage facilities could be a major step towards a solution. The Man jailed for murder attempt CRANBROOK (Special) Albert Richard Voorhes, 27, of Syracuse, N.Y., a transient, has been sentenced to eight years in the B.C. Penitentiary on conviction by Mr. Justice J. S. Aikins in the spring session of B.C. Supreme Court here of a charge of attempted murder Voorhes pleaded guilty to the charge and the other three charges arising out of the same incident, rape, robbery with violence and assault with intent to wound, were not heard. F. C. Hislop, crown counsel, outlined the circumstances leading to Voorhes' arrest at, Calgary July "27. He was motoring east on the Trans- Canada Highway out of Vancouver when he picked up two Ontario girl hitch-hikers, aged 21 and 22. He said at 1 a.m. the motor party decided to pitch their separate tents at a campsite west of Golden. Then the alleged violence of beating, rape and" assault took place, following which the prisoner abandoned the two injured girls. Defense counsel Michael Hubbard of Invermere said his client "accepted full responsibility" and pointed out Voorhes admitted to drinking and taking drugs prior to the incident and sharing marijuana with them immediately prior to the violence. Mr. Justice Aikins termed the crime "cruel and vicious coal dust from the storage area blankets the town with the help of some of the strongest westerly winds in the province. Mr. Yurko said studies have begun on the long-range resolution of coal-handling problems throughout the 'Pass. The province is attempting to successfully dovetail the coal, lumber and tourism industries in the area. He also said Coleman Collieries is co-operating fully with the province to reach solutions in the town. Meanwhile, a citizens' delegation approached town council this week to find out what was being done to clean up the plant. Spokesman Donalda Oliva claimed that workers "were supposed to be able to wear white shirts and ties to work." Miss Oliva said that if the government did not take action soon, "Yurko is going to see me in Edmonton at the government's expense Three sawmills in the 'Pass are also under the eye of the government. Natal Forest Products at Coleman, Timberline Ranch Ltd. at Frank and Revelstoke Company Ltd. at Sentinel were all ordered last November to draft pollution control plans by April 30. The "beehive" sawmills are investigating alternatives to "smokeless" incinerators which may prove too expensive to install at all but the larger Revelstoke mill. Alternatives include selling the shavings for animal bedding or converting them to fibre board and pressed briquets. NON- DRINKERS deserve to pay less for fire insurance They do at Abstainers'. Because our experience has shown that abstainers have fewer accidents, fewer home fires. That's why we can in- sure for less. If you're a non-drinker, can you afford not to look into Abstainers' insurance for your home. HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 12013rd Aw. S. 328-7777 CanlDB help you? MR. B. A. JOHNSON, one of our representatives willbv mom, 562-2320. at Teepee Motel in Blair- Alta., Tuesday, Fab. 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