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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, February 25, 1974 LETHBRIDQE HERALD Gov't pledges funds for 'Pass upgrading BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Functions of the committee studying unified government in the Pass have ground to a halt. W. A. Isbister, deputy minister of municipal affairs, told to the Crowsnest Pass local government study committee here recently But, Mr. Isbister said the government was prepared to put considerable money and effort to generally upgrade the Crowsnest Pass Mr. Isbister said he did not think the local committee was going to gain much by going on with meetings and he felt that the ball was now in the government's corner A letter drafted by the local government study group to be sent to David Russell, Minister of Municipal Affairs, will advise: "The study (re- proposed amalgamation of local municipal governments in the Corwsnest Pass) has been made in detail by representatives of all local government bodies on a continuing basis for four years The conclusions, as a result of the foregoing are that a unified form of local government is possible for the area, providing that the provincial government is prepared to fund an equalization formula that would result in the existing disparities in service and debt being overcome. Local governments which have their MD rejects lake project PINCHER CREEK (HNS) The Pincher Creek Municipal District has turned down an application by John Wickie for a development permit for a site leased at Lee Lake. Council rejected the application because the owner has not subdivided the property and because the area can stand only so much density of population because of sewage problems Benuce Costanzo attended the meeting to ask for a development application for a quarter section of land she owns IVz miles south of Burmis. She also asked for a public right-of-way to her property. This would be given provided she paid for the right-of-way. TAKE A GENTLE LAXATIVE From the makers of TUMS Take gentle acting M... Nature's remedy' Nt is an all vegetable laxative For over 70 years. NJ has been giving folks pleasant, effective relief overnight Nt tonight tomorrow alright' KGUUI-CHOCOLATE own utilities, would require a formula of re-imbiirsement or retention of same, as a necessary part of any amalgamation." The committee concluded that without provincial funds to achieve equality in the Crowsnest Pass, amalgamation of local governments will not receive the public support required to make the project possible Various committees and communities in the Crowsnest Pass have worked together in consolidation of schools, hospital services, ambulance foundation, Senior Citizens Home and Nursing Home. The area is now looking at centralization of waste disposal as the next project. There is an awareness of the problems posed by the anticipated growth in population, limited availability of land which will cause problems in long term planning, the letter states. Preschool project for Bow Island to start April 1 FOREMOST (Staff) The Early Childhood Services program will begin at Bow Island April 1 in rooms 11 and 13 in the Senator Gershaw High School, Coun. Russell Scaratch reported to the Cou- nty of Forty-Mile council Fri- day. He said some of the pupils will require transportation on certain days Drug abuse education is proceeding in some county schools, said Coun Scratch, with meetings held, talks by RCMP members and films shown. Schools super- intendent Cliff Elle will make a complete report on the subject at a future meeting. The Southern Alberta School Trustees' Association's new bylaws will be presented to the county for approval at a later date Coun. Scratch reported it has been learned county school buses can go off designated road allowances and be insured as long as students or pupils are being transported Regarding the Taber Warner film library, Coun Scratch reported some equipment is worn out. Weightlifting events for the 1975 Lethbndge and Region Winter Games will be held at the Senator Gershaw High School at Bow Island. A request from the Manybernes School, (with students up to Grade for the installation of showers, has been approved. "They have been asking for them for a number of said Coun Scratch. Another snowfall Winter has returned to Little Bow Provincial Park, east of Champion, hampering this bunny's picnic plans. Fort credit union prospers GRANUM (HNS) The Fort Macleod Savings and Credit Union is prospering, members were told at the credit union's annual meeting, held Friday night at the Granum community hall. Jim Burger, president, and Earl Sponholz, general manager, reported that the credit union experienced a net membership growth of in 1973 Assets increased from million to million last year, and new loans increased million to million Bill Wright of the Alberta Federated Credit Union was the guest speaker. He said the future is good for credit unions. Canada, and especially Alberta, has the best economical lookout in the world, he said. During 1973, the Fort Macleod Savings and Credit Union built a new office in Claresholm. They are looking for a new office in Vulcan and are expanding in Fort Macleod. Forty Mile County briefs South park facilities planned The Herald- District FOREMOST (Staff) Ths council of the County of Forty Mile learned Friday that the provincial parks department is going to install sanitary facilities and tables at Red Rock Canyon and Golden Sheaf Park. Reeve Dan Vanden Berg said this is a "natural area, it is no (not yet) park." In other business Councillors were given copies of replies from ministers to a letter concerning Huttente colonies. This item was not released to the press nor read at the PWA will contract flights to E. Kootenay VANCOUVER (CP) Pacific Western Airlines Ltd. has received permission to contract flights to certain destinations to smaller airlines The air transport committee of the Canadian Transport Commission approved PWA's bid to have Arrow Aviation Ltd. of Abbotsford, B.C provide service to Penticton, Grand Forks, Castlegar and Cranbrook. West Coast Air Services Ltd. of Vancouver will take over PWA flights to Tahsis and Tofino on Vancouver Island and to Ocean Falls, Namu, Bella Coola and Bella Bella on the north coast PWA has set April 28 as the date for the beginning of the contracting out of the services. Percy C Lotzer, president of Arrow, said his company plans to serve the Okanagan and Kootenay communities with nine to 12-passenger Navajo Aircraft. Mr Lotzer says he also plans a flight from Cranbrook to Spokane, Wash., subject to U.S. approval. FARM TRUCK TIRE SALE PLAIN GRIP 750x16-8 ply 750x20-10 ply 825x20-10 ply 900x20-10 ply 4695 4995 5995 3495 7295 7995 8595 8995 Tractor Specials 18.4i30-6plf....................... Mounting Extra Ml First Grift Nylon m Filly GuirintMd LEONARD TIRE MART LTD. "WE KNOWINGLY UNDERSELL" 1902-2nd S. 327-35W meeting. The reeve said a letter from the municipal inspector, noting there was no inspection in 1973, will be read at the upcoming annual meeting. Secretary treasurer Roy Wallman said roofers have recommended the roof of the county headquarters building at Foremost be redone this year, "before it starts to develop leaks." "I have also wondered about upgrading and refmishing the interior as it hasn't been repainted since we moved in in December, said Mr. Wallman in his agenda "We have had paint for the exterior for some time and plan on getting this done in 1974 Council studied a letter from the solicitor general of Alberta explaining the RCMP is responsible for enforcing most laws with the county responsible for enforcing bylaws. Fifteen year service pins will be presented to county councillors William Kenneth Babe, municipal committee chairman; deputy reeve Frank Romeike; and Lyle Nattrass at the upcoming annual meeting. The secretary treasurer will be honored with a 25-year service pin. Coun. Babe has 18 years service, Coun Romeike 17 years; and Coun. Nattrass 16 years in public office. The chairman of the annual meeting will make the presentations. Bill Hickman of the Medicine Hat Regional Planning Commission was unable to give a talk as planned on the new proposed planning act He will be heard at the March 22 meeting. The case of the cattleman who failed to protest a damage claim had a happy ending. Herbert Orman and Richard Walters of the Foremost area had problems over impounded animals that were somehow related but they settled it amiably themselves, the county council learned Friday. Coun. Russell Scratch added a postscript. "Truck damages only for Mr. Walters. He didn't claim feeding damages." Secretary Roy Wallman will reserve four double hotel rooms for councillors planning to attend the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties spring convention Reservations will be at the MacDonald Hotel, Edmonton. Plans may be changed later. Coun Torsher will attend a meeting Monday at Bow Island that may discuss the new Alberta Domestic Animals Act. The C Squadron of the Lord Strathcona Horse Regiment Friday was given permission by the County of Forty Mile council to hold a military manoeuvres exercise March 17 on roads in the north portion of the county north of a line drawn southeast from Purple Springs to Thelma Etnkom's request that Urc county pay a power bill incurred by operating a skating rink on the school grounds was rejected. Etzjkom will be advised to pay the bill, said to be about from its provincial operational grant of about County agricultural field man Vern Arnold and Reeve Dan Vanden Berg will attend the Disaster Services Act annual conference at Edmonton March 6, 7 and 8. Reeve Vanden Berg suggested DSA co-ordinator George Butter wick of Foremost, being a newcomer, should attend. Mr. Arnold said disaster plans for the county schools have been drafted but not submitted A coordinator is also stationed at Bow Island Councillors Marg Dragland, F .ik Romeike and William George McFall were not present at Friday's meeting, deputy reeve Romeike being in Edmonton on county business. Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the Park Lake Rural Elec- trification Association will be held in the Monarch School. Wed., Feb. 27 p.m. Power company officials will be in attendance. The Lethbridge Herald think PART W PICTURE QUIZ 5 MINTS Name this veteran NHL player, who Is captain of Montreal Canadlens. HOW DO YOU RATE? 71 MOO 91 le 100 pcMi TOP SCORE Cl to 70 Mr. to 90 peMM 00 UnferT FAMILY DISCUSSION QUESTION Should Marxist refugees from Chile be allowed to stay le Canada? STUDENTS YOUR NEWS QUIZ PARTI NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL Give yourself 10 points for each correct anc wer. 1 British Prime Minister Edward Heath called a national election for.. a-February 21st fa-February 28th c-March7th 2 British coal miners called off their plans for a strike as soon as Mr. Heath made the election announcement. True or False? 3 was NOT one of the 13 nations invited to the conference of major oil consuming na- held in Washington, D.C. a-Canada b-Switrerland c-Japan 4 The tiny Caribbean island of (CHOOSE ONEi Grenada, Grand Turk) recently became an In- dependent nation, bringing an end to British rule. 5 The Club of Rome is an international group concerned with the problems of.. a-rapid growth and development b-staging the Olympics c-religlouB minorities PART II WORDS IN THE NEWS Take 4 points for each word that yon can match with its correct meaning. 1.....abduct 2.....abscond 3.....admonish 4.....abrogate 5.....accommodate a-go into hiding to avoid arrest or prosecution d-obllge e-break a formal agree- ment PART III NAMES IN THE NEWS Take 5 points for names that you can correctly match with the dues. Kreisky 2.....Max Saltsman Brandt Hearst S.... Joe Gonnley 218-74 a-Cbancellor, Weat Germany b-MP for Waterloo- Cambridge, Ontario c-leader of British coal miners' radon d-Cbancellor, Austria e-U.S. newspaper pub- lisher Save Practice Examination! Valuable Reference Material for Exams. ANSWERS ON REVERSE PAGE ;