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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta IAS VEGAS FUN FLIGHT Depart Calgary Feb. M Return February 15 AIRFARE, ACCOMMODATION, TRANSFERS MANY EXTRAS Only S19S.OO per person (Double Occupancy) ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3101 The Lethbndge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, January 3, 1973 PAGES 13 TO 28 LETHBRJDGE OFflCE FURNITURE ITO. Lower Level 7th Street Shopping Mall Lelhbridge, Alberto Phone (403) 326-7411 HOME AND OFFICE SAFES Construction total value declines despite industry increase Lethbridse experienced a SI.5 million drop in construction in the psst year compared 1971 totals despite an in- crease in commercial and in- dustrial building. During 1972. f-59 buiidbg per- mits were issued ai city hall for The previous year, 976 permits were issued for construction totalling S18.- 12-i.OOO. New industry and commer- cial constriction arri expan- sion of existing plans accounted for last year. In 1971, the figure was Construction of the new S12 million International Distillers Canada Lli plant started in October when the company took out a SI.27 million permit for the iir'.ial construction stage. A new building for tie Al- berta Motor Association went up last year and construction Etarted on new facilities for Oliver Industrial Supply and an expansion trf the Lethbridgu Herald bidding. Fev.-er houses .cere started ]asi year than in 157! bui the dollar value was more. In 1972, 305 houses H-onh S6.299.500 were siaried compared with 347 houses worth S6.266.0W the year before. The average cost o' a new house increased S2.0M during the year, to from 631. Apartment ajd con- siructioa took a sharp drop dur- ing ihe year nine apart- ments containing a total o! 09 units started and 28 units in 14 dupjexes. The total value was SJ.113.0M compared with S3.- 531.000 the previous year when 56 apartments or duplexes were built. School construction also plunged last year to S200.000 for additions and renovations compared with in 1971. Building permits for Decem- ber reached only A year ago, the monthly sum- mary showed S885.750 worth of construction. Tne consL-ucuon industry can look forward to plans in 1973 for a possible start on the ES minim bridge to West bridge, a E.6 million arena and the development ol a S15 mil- lion shopping comples in ths (krrotam area by Woodward Stores Ltd. Hohol to protect night workers Several changes to provin- cial labor regulations are being considered to proiecr people working alone during the night shift. Dr. Bert Hohol. minister ot labor, said in a telephone inter- view Tuesday tha: the changes are being considered following the murder pf a 15-year-old Caieary boy while he was work- ing at a grocery siore. Tne murder-robbery- occurred about 4 a.m. July 6 One of changes being con- remplated is an amendment to the child labor laws which j ivould prevent minors from working alone curing ttre grave- yard shifc. Dr. Hohol said that another j alternative under review by his department would require j store owners and others em- j ploying people for night shift. to have at least people en duty during lhat shifl. The new regulations will be announced within a month, he said. Fliioridatioii plebiscite debate tabled to Jau. 15 A motion calling for a fiucri- darioa plebisdie before April was tabled for two weeks by city coradl Tjesday. Council agreed to until the neit regular council ing. Jan. 15 to tjo mat- ter when Aid. Steve Kotch. the o-iginator of the motion, is ex- pected io be back in :be ci'y. One delegation a agreed to '.valt uncl motion is fnrmilly present- ed (o sneak to council. THIS IS THE YEAR SEND THEM FLOWERS MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP Phwie 337-1515 Inquest ordered into I seven-death collision .An inquesi will be held bto the death last month of seven people in a two car collision near Fort Madeod. said Dr. T. J. Walker, coroner in the ccse. Dr. Walker the inquest wouid open "in about three or weeks." He said h? wsirins for the full recovery of Biroie SSandb-g Alone, ihs so'.e of the crash, who will be the chief wirness. The accicen: oonrrred Dec. if three miles east of Fart on Hiehway 3. nationa I group CLIFF BLACK, CertiHrd Dental Mxhanic BLACK DENTAL LABj MfDICAl DENTAL BLDG. Lower level PHONE 327-26J2 Peace Winter IranquH'ty in Lefhbria'ce can bs grounds at Nikka Yuko Jopanese GarcETLS and Henderson Lck a bria'n! cold day. Frorn crowded, busy people-filled daVs during of rolling mani'cured la'-'-'Ds enjoy a wefl-enrned1 rest the pcr< end Cours the summer, fnsuicting of RicL" Ers-in photo e curing the ccrss backs youth centre Council rejects Ex grandstand plan By RICHARD BURKE Herald Staff Writer City council Tuesday confirmed its intention to build a 5.000-seat areaa on city property adjacent to the Lethbridge Community College and rejected a pro- posed grandstand-arena complex at the Exhibition Grounds. The decision to hire Phillips. Barrett, Jones. Hiaier and Psnners to draw up preliminary designs and cost estimates for the arena at the Scenic Drive site fol- lowed a presentation by the Exhibition Board behind closed doors. Tne Exhibition Board's plans call for a new grandstand, to seat 5.809 people, a rebuilt racetrack, a connected 5.000-seat arena and parkins for up TO 7.000 cars. The cost of tha grandstand-arena complex would be an estimated million, The present grandstand' was built in 1912. j-j The aldermen agreed I "we've reached the stage H J f O f f t It I I where we can't look to consider new proposals. as .yd. Vaughan Hembro: put it. With a decision on the for the Canada Games expected Feh. jO. co'in- til dsaazd to more. DOT in- ward plaining the arena in case Lethbridge is swarded the Games. Council, with the exception of Bill Kergar.. feit to put another proposal for an arena before the Games selection committee at this stage nizht jeopardize the city's chances of getting" tbs Games. LOCAL BID The local bid for the Games centred around a S2 s million sponspiex to be built near ths LCC. which was proposed 25 the village. Mayor Andy Anderson said the Exhibition Board's propos- al was initiated during the fall race meet when paransurjei betting and other facilities for horse racing fans were found 13 be inadequate. He added if the Lethb-inre bid for the Games is rjcvsss- the ciry should seriously consider providing a new grandstand, rather than have Exhibition Board do it. A spokesman for the Ixtard said tins morning where the board gco? from here its rians or. whether the Lethbridge will remain a say. 'No. wm't let zcember of she Canadian Fed- cities deal di-etrjy with erarion o! Mavors and Munici- iedertil palities despite to efforts o! Aia VaL-riian Hembroff. Barnes also in faro- A notion by Aid. Hetabroii 3en Yera Fernison and to notifv the CF1M that the Kotch were not a; 'As cirr vriji withdraw from the or- K ?ost the city fl.017 gammon "at the earlies year to belong to the moment." u-as defeat- ed by city Tuesday. "I have no confidence that this organization has done Clearance! thing for us as a Aid. Hembroft said. "Why don't we get smart for OVEN change and lei somebody do the digging and scratching while we take advantage of it.7' Mayor Aaay -Anderson, 1695 Oi49 Clearing at supporting the CHiDI. Lethbridge "should be in nershiD irith other ing cties in the country" io approach UK federal SET on matters concerning of 32,