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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta me Ltintmiuue ntHALU friday, noruary 22, 1i74 'Chamber good indicator fif Kootenay stands firm on land reserve map of community interest' HIGH RIVER As the chamber goes, so goes the town, says Jack Pickersgill, president of the High River Chamber of Commerce. To me, it is a good business he said after being installed president recently "An active, alive chamber indicates a genuine interest in the community, and on the community we live or die as business people Let's keep it QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dwittl Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE: 328-7684 alive." He said if local businessmen slip into a careless, "couldn't care less, take it or-leave-' it" attitude, then "all the promoting we could possible do would not improve the image of our business community. Employees vote against union PINCHER CREEK Employees of the Crestview "Senior Citizens' Lodge here have voted against being certified by the Canadian Union of Public Employees. CKANBROOK (HNS) A last minute attempt to change the approach of the Regional District of East Kootenay on its land reserve map has failed. Director Lloyd Sharpe of Electoral Area B, the south country, said at a recent meeting he felt the RDEK had not stayed within the guidelines of the Land Commission Act in preparing its map, and he thought it important to do so. "Otherwise, you won't feel you have to stay within the guidelines of any act." Sharpe wanted all Land Reserve Two designations taken out of the map. Then all designated land would be in Land Reserve One, which is primarily for agricultural use. Land Reserve Two is Crown Land with prime wildlife capability, although it may have good agricultural prospects. The RDEK's Land Reserve Two was agreed to late last year by directors of the board. As outlined in the objectives prepared for submission with the map to the B.C. Land Commission, "This regional district is unique insofar as it does not have a strong agricultural base, either from a physical standpoint or an economic one Soils and climate restrict the number of agricultural enterprises to those centering around the beef industry. "On the other hand, the area has, in the past, been abundant in big game animals and still is one or the prime wildlife areas in North America. Said Mr. Sharpe, "This board has gone entirely beyond the concept of the (Land Commission) Act. It has designated more than class one to four (in agricultural capability) and has designated five and six lands." Aid. Don Sherling of Cranbrook did not agree with Mr. Sharpe's arguments. "This board was well aware that work would go ahead only When Canadians Fought In The Russian Civil War Roy Jones tells about the struggle that was part of a major turning point in modern history. This Saturday in Weekend Magazine. The lethbridge Herald WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD-ALBERTA Management Loss Control Seminar LETHBRIDGE March 6 and 7 ERICKSEN'S FAMILY RESTAURANT a.m. to p.m. Industrial management practices are designed for economical production. Accidents add to production costs through compen- sation, labour turnover and damage to materials and machines. Designed to increase management's understanding of loss control, this seminar includes such topics as "The Positive Approach to Accident Prevention" and "Management and the Supervisor." REGISTER NOW TELEPHONE 328-2040 Pioneer honored at High River Centre of controversy if certain conditions were agreed to by the (Land) commission. It could not go along with one designation of land." Aid. Sherling pointed out that the commission.knew what the board wanted to do. "I don't think we have any intention, at least I haven't, of conforming to the act. We said from the start that we couldn't accept it. We wenj to the whole regional district. There were no comments that we were doing wrong. There were some comments that we were doing right. Frank Bertois, administrator of the RDEK, told the special meeting that the land commission legislation was different from any other municipal legislation he had seen in 20 years doing municipal work. To get the question to a vote, as suggested by Chairman Vince Downey, director Sherling moved support of the approach taken in the prepared land reserve map, including designation of two types of land. Director Daigle seconded the motion. Supporting them in the vote were Mayor Vern Uphill of Fernie, Wayne Agnew of Canal Flats, D. R. Johnston of the area around Kimberley, Aid. Frank Fairclough of Sparwood and Aid. Grace Malnarich of Elkford. Opposing the motion were Sharpe, Phillips and Eric Rasmussen of the Edgewater 2 area. Absent was Mayor H. Delesalle of Inveremere. Elks have HIGH RIVER The High River Agricultural Society has honored pioneer High River rancher Bert Sheppard for his "interest and contribution to our western heritage." In accepting an engraved plaque, Mr. Sheppard said that during his lifetime the concept of government has changed. He said in years past, government concerned itself with laws of the land, rather than the welfare of the people. Past generations were expected to "paddle their own canoe." They didn't expect "state welfare" and it was up SAND GRAVEL lASPHALT 'TOLLESTRUP SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE 328-8196 to themselves to put something away for a rainy day. They tried to do something with their lives. He regretted the passing of that era and the incentive it created for the individual. "We learned that you pay for what you said Mr. Sheppard. "Now we have planes, cars, boats, skidoos, motorcycles and pollution is the price we are paying." About 200 people gathered recently at the Highwood Memorial Centre to honor Mr. Sheppard. In addition to his reputation as a stockman, Mr. Sheppard is known as a world traveller, lecturer, photographer and historian. "He received his early schooling in High River and got his later education on the back of a said his friend and associate, Lee Campbell of High River. Mr. Sheppard began raising Hereford cattle in 1924 and has owned or managed several district ranches. He became manager of the OH ranch in 1950 and ran operations there until his "semi-retirement" in 1963. St. Vincent's Hospital in Pincher Creek sits amid the snow awaiting the results of a citizen's petition asking the government to abandon plans to renovate the old hospital and instead build a new one. The wing in the foreground was built in 1948 and the house in the background, which is part of the hospital was built in 1908. Defensive driving course scheduled at Blairmore BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) A Defensive driving course will be held in the Crowsnest Consolidated High School from to p.m. March and 21 if 15 or more persons register. The course, sponsored by the Canada Safely Council, is made available through Preventive Social Services at a cost of per person. Persons wishing to take the course should contact the P.S.S. office at 562-2331. The training is for persons who already know how to drive. It assists the experienced driver to operate his vehicle defensively to avoid accidents even when the other driver is at fault. Drivers completing the course automatically receive a reduction of two points from their records held in the Alberta Motor Vehicles Branch. Some insurance Read TheWorid Almanac The new 1974 World Almanac knows a lot about a lot of things: Sports, Government, Ecology, History, Politics, Personalities, Watergate, Personal Finance, Social Security and Medicare, Zip Codes, Consumer Information, the World since B.C. It's The Authority since 1868 and now it's bigger, with bigger type that's easier to read. It has indexed full-color maps of the world and the flags of all nations. It's indispensable in schools, homes, offices, libraries. To find a fact fast, read The 1974 World Almanac and Book of Facts, co-published by this newspaper as a public service. THE WORLD ALMANAC FACTS SW StMng for Ow A Cwrtury Clip and mail this handy order form for your copy o1 The Wortd Book Almanac1 Please mail of The World Almanac I am enclosing 225 plus 3Se handling and mailing charges for each copy NAME ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP Now on sole of bookstores, newsstands, super-markets, drug stores attd our public service counter. Use coupon and add 35 cents postage and handling to order fay mail. 11 you prefer ptdk up your order The World Almanac is avaliaWe ai The LeThbrKJge Herald Business OTtlce lor per copy Matl lo The leThbrtdge Herald P O Lelhbrtdge The Lcthbridgc Herald Serves the South" companies also provide a reduced rate for drivers who certify they have completed the course. Constable is now corporal BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Wallace Peters of the Blairmore detachment of the RCMP has been promoted from constable to corporal. Corp. Peters, from Langley, B.C., joined the force in 1962 and trained in Rockcliffe, Out. All his postings have been in Alberta where he has served in Edmonton, Lethbridge and Blairmore. Corp. Peters, his wife Joan and two sons Mark and Glen reside in Blairmore. Motel project turned down COALDALE (HNS) Stan Parker has been refused permission to move a four- unit motel building from Lethbridge to his Flare-Inn Motel here. Council turned down his application because it would contravene the town's development and zoning bylaws. In regards to zoning, there was not enough space allowed for off-street parking. One stall per guest unit is the requirement The zoning category is highway commercial and the new building would exceed the amount allowed on this type of zoning. Co-ordinator for Games CLARESHOLM (HNS) Claresholm recreation director William Frazer has been appointed a regional co- ordinator for the 1975 Canada Winter Games for the Willow Creek area from Nanton to Fort Macleod. Amateur boxing events will be held at the Claresholm high school and extra bleachers are needed. The town will receive 20 per cent of the gate receipts and 80 per cent of the profits from the cafeteria concession. 3 hearing test units BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Fred Garner, president of the Alberta Elks Association, spoke to Blairmore Elks recently on the Elks' "deaf detection" program. He said Elks now have three mobile testing units travelling in the west. Each of the units cost approximately A seminar on "deaf detection" is going to be held in the United States this year in which seven countries of the world, including Canada, will be represented. The Canadian represen- tative is from the Regina Elks lodge. Town seeks regional plan waiver clause PINCHER CREEK (HNS) The Pincher Creek Municipal District council has agreed to recommend to the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission that a clause be added> to the preliminary regional plan which would give a municipality (in which a particular subdivision or development occurs) the right to waive some of the requirements of the preliminary regional plan. This would be in the case of extenuating circumstances that might create a hardship on a developer or some other person or that for some other reason may be impractical or undesirable to enforce the provisions of the development control bylaw, the preliminary regional plan or the subdivision and transfer regulations. U.K. mayor to visit Fort FORT MACLEOD (Special) Mayor Betty Denham of Slough, England, and her husband will come to Ibis country to Fort Macleod to join in celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the NWMP. In 1971, Dr. John Walker, president of the Fort Macleod Centennial Society, issued an impromtu invitation to Mayor Denham to come for Homecoming Weekend July 5, 6 and 7. The society recently wrote and confirmed the invitation with the dates. The couple has accepted with pleasure. Mr. Denham is originally from Victoria, B.C. Slough is a suburb of London with a population of Other dignitaries are expected to arrive to participate in the parade and other events. ;