Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, February 22, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 PP2Z Gov't regional planning commissions under fire MOBILE HOME SALVAGE CarbBrt, Howe, McKeen Adjusters Ltd. 1014 3rd Avenue South, Lethbridge Are receiving bids on the salvage of a 1969 Detroiter 10' x 50' Mobile Home For further information Phone 327-5788 during Office Hours Artists, don't delay! Applications for a Canada Council Senior Arts Grant or Arts Grant must be sent in byAprill For professional artists and other persons whose contribution is im- portant to the professional arts, the Canada Council offers: Arts Grants for professional artists who have made a significant contribution over a number of years. Up to to cover living, pro- duction and travel costs. Closing dates: April 1, 1975 and October 15, .1975. Arts Grants for other professional artists who have finished all basic training. Up to plus program costs not exceeding' and travel allowance, if needed. Closing dates: April 1, 1975 and October 15, 1975. available to professional artists: Short Term Grants Travel Grants Project Cost Grants Applications are accepted at any time of (he year. Details of these programs fire given in a brochure entitled Aid lo Artists. This brochure and application forms are available from: The Canada Council. Awards Service P.O. Box 1047, Ottawa. Ontario K1P5V8_____________ The brochure is also available from Information Canada Centres. Prelude Nepal's King Birendra and Queen Aishwarya participate in a religious ceremony prior to coronation set for Mon- day. Once enthroned, Birendra will rule the world's only Hindu monarchy. Trial delayed fifth time CALGARY (CP) Court action against two men charg- ed after the November oc- cupation of the Indian affairs office here was delayed for the fifth time Friday with an adjournment to March 4. Defence counsel Milt Harradence, acting on behalf of Roy Littlechief, told Provincial Judge Norman Mackie he wanted the case ad- journed without argument on a defence motion to have the charges of mischief quashed. He added that he has "an appointment with senior of- ficials in Indian affairs." A representative for defence counsel -Robert Young, who is defending Ed Burnstick of Edmonton in the case, supported the applica- tion for adjournment. GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) The Alberta Land Use Forum was told here that government regional planning commissions are fertile organizations for graft, payola, and kick-backs. The comments were made during discussion which followed presentation of a brief, by the Peace River Regional Planning Com- mission, which called for the strengthening of planning commission responsibilities in implementing detailed land use plans. The strongest opposition came from Gordon Fried, chairman of a local land use advocate committee, who said planning commissions should be reduced to a staff of one, to be used only as an adviser when requested by elected municipal authorities. He said planning com- missions deny land owners the right to use or sell' their land as they desire and added that "no planning commission ex- pert has the knowledge or right to impose-his opinion on them in a capitalistic and democratic society." An alternative to such planning commisiohs, he said, would the formation of a land bank system managed by a seven member board made up of civic and provincial of- ficials, with the remainder elected from agricultural areas surrounding each com- munity. Mr. Fried said the land bank system would stop "infringe- ment of local bureaucrats who have no local interest on lan- downers rights." The cost of the land bank through govern- ment funds would be offset by money now '.'wasted in land speculation and sustaining present commissions." FERTILE ORGANIZATIONS "Planning commissions as they now function are fertile organizations for graft, payola and kick-backs leading to much land Mr. Fried said. However, Grahame Allen, Peace River Regional Plann- ing Commission director, told the meeting that regional planning commissions are LEADS LADIES Jo-Anne Garner led the Ladies PGA tour in money won during 1974 with The CITIZENSHIP COURT from Calgary will be at the COURTHOUSE in Lethbridge MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24th From to p.m. Persons having business with the Citizenship Court may attend at that time. PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES will be held at a.m., Tues., Feb. 25th CITIZENSHIP COURT 335-Bth AVWIIM S.W. Calgary PhOM 262-7737 DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd. 2nd Generation Funeral Directors and Administrative Counsellors for Pre-Arrangements (Authorized by the Alberta Government Security Commission) THE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 703 13th Street North THE TRADITIONAL CHAPEL 812 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-2361 Connecting Both Chapels NOW IN OUR 52nd YEAR Member or A.F.D.S. (Associated Funeral Directors Service) A World-Wide Connection mainly made up of local government officials and "it is hoped that when the member attends a meeting he brings with him the wishes of the rest of the people of the region he is representing." He said the commission is responsible to individual com- munities and the communities not the commission decide their future and has the final say in all local matters. Bill Boyd, a member of the Grande Prairie county coun- cil, said planning com- missions are.made up of "peo- ple with degrees, with half a dozen letters behind their names." when agricultural studies are made by com- missions, he said a district agriculturalist is contacted for advice, not the "grass roots farmer." ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE VETERANS CLUB LETHBRIDGE UNIT NO. 34 GENERAL MEETING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24th AT P.M. intheCLUBROOMS NOMINATION NIGHT All members are urged to attend. AND 090 CHEC PRESENT "Bronco Graffiti Night" Tuesday, February 25th BRING YOUR BANNER OR DISPLAY TO THE GAME TUESDAY BETWEEN THE BRONCOS AND MEDICINE HAT TIGERS Judging will take place 1 i You're not disconnected from your money at The Oshawa Connection Now's the time to save at Beny's! 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