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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, January 6, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 Cranbrook council extends city limit CRANBROOK Cranbrook city council Tuesday accepted a development company's re- quest that more of its proper- ty be taken into the city. Tomka Holdings asked council to incorporate a piece of land the company owns south of the present city boun- dary, west of 14th Avenue South and 17th Street. Over Aid. Art Beresford's objections council voted to in- corporate the land. The land is adjacent to other Tomka land Cranbrook building slows CRANBROOK City building permits here were down 72 in 1974 compared to 1973 resulting in about less in city coffers. There were 284 permits issued in 1974 with an es- timated value of compared to 356 permits issued in 1973 worth about An all time record for building permits was set in Cranbrook in 1973. There were 195 housing un- its started in 1974 up two starts from 1973. Forty four new family rental home units financed by the federal and provincial government were started in the last two months. The three bedroom homes should be ready in February or March for families who qualify. The rents of the homes will be subsidized. Snowmobiles are problem at Coleman COLEMAN (C.NP Complaints that snow- mobiles are using Coleman town streets and alleys for joy rides has spurred council to enforce the bylaw. It makes it illegal to drive snowmobiles on town streets. Persons are allowed to use alleys to drive their snow- mobiles out of town limits by the shortest route possible. Curtis Whyte, represen- tative of the Economic Developers Alberta Trade and Commerce, advised council that officers from the Alberta Industry and Commerce would be in the Crowsnest Pass from Jan. 8-10 to discuss a regional development ser- vice program and how it relates to the town of Coleman. The Alberta Heart Founda- tion was given permission to hold a local canvass during the month of February. Water analysis reports taken Nov. 25 and Dec. 2nd in- dicated there was no bacterial contamination in the Coleman water supply. Council will review the rules and regulations of the Coleman Gas Company. council recently voted to in- corporate. After council meeting Aid. Beresford said he objected to the incorporation "because it's a piecemeal deal I don't like doing things in drips and drabs." Aid. Beresford said the city should not incorporate land simply at a developer's re- quest. The land in question is va- cant but the company ap- parently plans to develop it and wants city services available. The Tomka proper- ty council previously voted to incorporate contains a sub- division in which lots have been sold and individual owners are ready to build. But owners had been unable to obtain regiona'l district building permits because the subdivision did not conform to regional zoning by laws. When the incorporation is complete and city services are available, subdivision owners will be able to build. Aid. Beresford said it was necessary to incorporate the subdivision to help the developer and individual builder with a problem that was not their fault. "If somebody's got into a bind I don't mind going along with helping them he said. But other than this kind of problem he wants the city's boundaries extended in an orderly fashion. Tomka "should wait like everyone else Has to" for a major plann- ed extension, he said. Aid. Steph Atchison dis- agrees. Council's action "is probably the best way to ex- tend boundaries when people or a person wants to come into the city." People are happier if boun- dary extensions are up to them rather than at council's initiative. Aid. Beresford had a good argument, he said, "but there are more reasons why we should take it in than why we shouldn't." Although council has stated its perference, it will be some time before the boundaries are actually extended. The city must now ask the provincial government for permission to go ahead with the extension and if the government agrees, must hold public hearings and advertise the extension. Taber has distemper outbreak TABER A high incidence of distemper among dogs in the Taber Vauxhall area has been reported by the veterinary clinics here. Although the disease usually affects dogs under six months old, a number of older dogs have contracted the disease in the past few months, a veterinary spokesman said. This would indicate the level of infection is quite high in this area. Symptoms of the disease are running eyes and nose, vomiting and diarrhea. Dog owners are urged to have their dogs vaccinated or to get a booster shot if they were vaccinated more than a year ago. South In short Agricultural society Tuesday PICTURE BUTTE (HNS) The next meeting of the agricultural society will be held here Tuesday. The meeting is the first since the society submitted a plan for an arena to the town council. The society, which incurred the costs of the plans, will hold an auction sale to offset those expenses. Dick De Heer wins award TABER The annual award here for Christmas decorations was given to Dick De Heer, 4832 57th Ave. His display included lights and a revolving Dutch windmill. Games to use extensions PINCHER CREEK Extensions built on the community centre here are expected to be completed in time for the Canada Winter Games. The project was undertaken by the town last year when town officials could not interest contractors in the job. Lundbreck trophy day Jan. 11 LUNDBRECK (CNP Bureau) Hunters' target for Jan. 11 will be the Livingstone School at Lundbreck where the Willow Valley Trophy Club will hold its annual Trophy Day. President Jack Dezall announced that the program will begin at p.m. with an address by Dr. J. Kerr, Federal government geologist. The events will feature presentation of annual trophies and prizes for big game taken in 1974; challenge trophy com- petitions for game taken in 1974; trophy day Challenge shields and grand champion competition. Trophies and prizes will also be presented to the winners of the various fish competitions. Water plan finalized TABER (HN'S) Financial arrangements for Taber's million water supply expansion project were finalized by the town council Monday on second and third reading of a by law covering the borrowing of The final readings were given following approval of financ- ing by the provincial Local Authorities Board. Half of the funds is being provided under agreement by the federal and provincial governments under an agricultural ser- vice centre program. The project includes raw water storage reservoir and pumping station supply line to existing storage at the south Taber treatment plant improvements to the treatment plant to double its capacity and fresh water storage reservoir Other costs are for engineering and purchase of land. Taber to be lit during Games TABER (HNS) Taber will be all lit during the Feb. 10 to 25 Canada Winter Games period as council agreed to leave the Christmas decorative lighting in place for the one in a lifetime occasion. Under an existing agreement with Calgary Power Ltd., the lights will be disconnected on the Jan. 10 cut off date, then reactivated one month later for two weeks duration. Council was advised that the cost of power for the extra ser- vice is per day. Council also approved an expenditure of some for special hospitality for the Games, as recommended by the recreation board. Lapel pins for athletes will cost a hospitality room for dignitaries another and a town sponsored dinner es- timated at Events scheduled for Taber are table tennis at the W. R. Myers high school gymnasiums Feb. 19 through 22, and hockey at the Centre arena Feb. 16 through 22, afternoons and evenings. Coleman utility rates boosted COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Coleman Light and Water Company, a town owned utility, has boosted rates, effective immediately. The residential rate has a monthly service charge of per month and charge levied on the first 250 kilowatt hours per month will be 3 cents per kilowatt and all over 250 kilowatts per month will be charged at 2 cents per kilowatt. No discount is allowed. On commercial rates, the demand charge is per month per kilowatt of demand. Energy charge for the first 40 kilowatt hours per month per kilowatt of demand is 8 cents and for the next 1000 kilowatt hours per month 4 cents per kilowatt and for all over 1000 kilowatt hours per month 2 cents per kilowatt. A discount of ten percent on commercial rates will be allowed if paid by the noted discount date. Water rates were also increased by per month on both residential and commercial. The residential water rate has _________________________ been upped from to per month: RDEK announces budget plan, will spend this year CRANBROOK.- The Regional District of East Kootenay has estimated it will spend approximately in 1975, with the most significant change from 1974 being in fiscal services. In the preliminary budget adopted by the board, the biggest expenditure in 1975 is for general ad- ministrative services.. WERNER SCHMIDT WERNER SCHMIDT Alberta Socred Leader and Socred M.L.A. DOUG MILLER be available for pre-Sessional Meetings to discuss your CONCERNS GET YOUR OPINIONS SUGGESTIONS DOUG MILLER CENTRE PLACE TIME Administration Bldg. Ventura Inn New Dayton Hotel Roseanne Hotel Roberts Motel Starlite Motel 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 10a.m.- 12p.m. 2p.m.-5p.m. 9a.m.-12 p.m. 2p.m.-5p.m. DATE January 6 January? January 10 January 10 January 11 January 11 Inwrttd by Wamar Schmidt Campaign Recreation plan outlined The Oldman River Northern District recreation office has announced its winter program of adult recreation programs. Old time dancing will run from January 16 to March 30 at the Barrhili Community Hall, and in Sundial from January 14 to March 18. Cathy Evins offering oil painting classes in Picture Butte starting January 16, for nine sessions. Nobleford will be the loca- tion for a pottery course instructed by Ethel Dunn of Lethbridge. This course will start January 14. Coalhurst will also have a pottery course, starting January 16. The St. John Ambulance Society will run a public first aid class in Picture Butte. This four week course will run Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting January 14. Registration forms are available from the recreation office. This includes salaries, remuneration to board direc- tors, election costs, leases, in- surance and grants etc. The second major expen- diture is for en- vironmental planning and zon- ing while another is slated for fiscal services. These services are basically the cost of long term debt borrowing and are subject to change if more money is borrowed. A further is expected to be spent on the maintenance and develop- ment of regional parks, while is to be spent on gar- bage and waste disposal. Another will be spent on protective inspec- tions and on the Michel Natal Urban Renewal pro- ject. MP may change motor ban allowing electric kickers CRANBROOK Okanagan Kootenay MP Howard Johnston is investigating the possibility of changing federal government regulations regarding the ban of motor boats from lakes. The regulations under the Canada Shipping Act ban all power boats from lakes, without taking into considera- tion the low powered, non polluting electric motors. The Regional District of East Kootenay and some lake side residents have made applications to have motor boats banned from a number of East Kootenay lakes. However, the RDEK and residents are not opposed to allowing electric powered boats to be used. The RDEK asked Johnston to see if a little more flexibili- ty could not be added to the "all or nothing" legislation. Crows Nest Industries has called on the services of a land use consultant before making any committment to lease land to the Regional District of East Kootenay. The Elko area company ac- quired several thousands of acres of land years ago which, being privately owned, is not available for public use. The regional district asked the company if it would lease some property in the Emerald or Grave Lake area to the RDEK which could be developed for park purposes. CNI has called on the land use consultant to make a report before responding to the RDEK request. RDEK directors and representatives of the federal ministry of transport will meet Jan. 10 to discuss small regional airports as a new function for the regional dis- trict. The meeting follows a re- quest made earlier this year, by the RDEK, to investigate the possibilities of assuming the role of regional airport operators. The new function would make the RDEK the ad- ministrators of small regional airports such as the Invermere airport. It would also give it authority to develop new air facilities. One of the first areas being considered for new airport facilities is the Crows Nest Pass area. Among those to attend the January meeting will be directors from Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford and Invermere and from electoral areas A, F, and G. Representing the ministry of transport will be C- H. Rhodes. The residents of the Lazy Lake area have made tion to the Fish and Wildlife branch to have a six mile per hour speed limit on the lake. Thirty of the 39 residents around the lake signed a peti- tion calling for the speed limitations. The six mph regulations would prevent any water ski- ing on Lazy Lake and keep it free for fishing purposes. The RDEK is expected to meet early in February with Bill Lane and other members of the BC Land Commission to discuss the agricultural land reserve for the East Kootenay. The meeting was to be held in October but it has been postponed monthly, with the new date now set for the first week of February. Because of the special con- siderations in the East Kootenay and other concerns of the regional board, the RDEK asked for the meeting, before the final reserve designations are made by the Commission. The RDEK Technical and Planning committee has selected two possible routes for the proposed BC Hydro 500 KV transmission line which will run south from Nicola, through the Okanagan and into the East Kootenay. After considering several possibilities presented by BC Hydro at a meeting in November, the TPC recommended two routes to the RDEK board. With the transmission line expected to enter the East Kootenay from the Creston Valley area, the first route selected by the TPC would take the hydro line along the same path as the present 230 KV line. This route is along the Moyie River, passing just south of Cranbrook, ter- minating at the Cranbrook hydro substation. Libraries throughout the region will receive another from the regional government, while the remaining funds will be spent on street lighting, home nurs- ing services and work and im- provement in the Lazy Lake area. The biggest chunk of revenue for the regional government will come from other local governments (municipalities and specified areas) totaling Another will come from federal and provincial governments, while such remaining revenue sources as grants, licences, permits and rentals will provide the es- timated income. The preliminary budget is only a tentative proposal and is subject to change by the regional board. Directors will review the estimates before striking the final budget for the year in early spring. Mail service extension explored TABER (HNS) The possibility of initiating mail delivery service in Taber and the surrounding district is be- ing explored by the Taber Chamber of Commerce. Inquiries have been made to post office officials in Calgary as to the requirements for in- stituting such postal delivery systems. About eight years ago, the Chamber requested urban mail delivery to homes and businesses, but was told the density of residential construction would not sup- port the service. Since that time, vacant residential areas have been filled, and it is hoped the proposition will receive a more favorable reception by postal officials. It is understock that rural mail delivery requires a peti- tion from residents on propos- ed routes, but confirmation of details are required before further action can be taken on the local level. YouVe worked hard for your money, now let your money work hard for you. You know how hard it is to make a dollar. Farming can be darn tough. Your income can vary from year to year despite your best efforts. That's why it's important to put some of your income into a planned savings program to build financial reserves for your business. We have three savings plans that can make your money work hard for you: A Commerce Term Deposit which returns the highest interest we offer on deposits of Commerce Growth Savings Certificates which guarantee profits and come in multiples of 810.00 without limit. And if necessary you can cash them anytime. A Commerce Savings Account which is a convenient way to keep your cash safe and handy and earn good interest. A planned savings program is just one of the Farm Services you can get at the Commerce. Stop by and have a talk with your local Commerce Branch Manager. He can help your hard work pay off. CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE ;