The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
House fire losses kept to minimum PICTURE BUTTE (HNS) The fire department here is on a volunteer basis. In town, property loss was close to nil for 1973 but in the Lethbridge County 26, loss figures approach for loss of farm buildings, haystacks but, fortunately, very little or no dwelling losses. Nineteen volunteers do not receive any remuneration but there is a fee paid to the department as a whole for club rooms and fittings. The Town of Picture Butte and the Lethbridge County 26 pay this fee jointly. The department is financed by both town and county on an assessed basis each year. There is a common fire hall for the two units, one for town and one for county fires.' The equipment is quite ex- tensive with ata auxiliary tank on the engines to be used where there is no water available. The men use chemical apparatus and are fitted with good equipment such as coats, hats and smoke masks. In case of a rural fire, suf- ficient men remain on call in town to keep one unit manned in case of a second fire. The main expenditures seem to involve replacement of worn or damaged hose. More hose is currently needed. The county unit needs' replacing. The units are 400 and 450 gallons per minute pumpers but the pump and engine on the county unit is not in top condition. Firefighters here have been fortunate in having a number of buildings to be burned. These were put to good use, enabling the men to gather ex- perience in fighting different types of fires. It is the feeling of residents, both urban and rural, that Pic- ture Butte has a reliable and trained group of men. Canadian Sugar Factories Ltd. plant here has posted a list of firefighters and notes that the company will permit two men at a time to answer alarms. If the need arises, further assistance will be given. Winter wardrobe Fresh-fallen snow in the Crowsnest Forest Reserve cloaks pine needles in softness and crowns a forgotten old tree stump. The forest will remain a fashion parade until wind comes along to undress its occupants. Ideas exchanged among Canadian classrooms TiMMday, January THt LETHMIDOE HERALD IS Calgary Power pricing is 'inequitable, CALGARY Calgary Power's utility pricing system is "inequitable and a spokesman for the towns of Blairmore and Coleman told the Alberta Public Utilities Board Monday. Lawyer Joseph Kryczka told a hearing into the com- pany's request for a 20 per cent rate increase that the 'Bridge should be replaced' VULCAN MLA Ray Speaker says the Carseland bridge on Highway 23 should be replaced as it is "narrow and a hazard to our travelling public." Mr. Speaker says he has urged Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne to con- sider replacement of the bridge when preparing his next fiscal budget. increase actually amounts to 41 per cent. The utility company was using the highest monthly charges on power supplies to compute normal prices, a brief from the Blairmore town council says. If permitted to continue, the company's prac- tice "will certainly force towns which supply utilities to their citizens to sell out to Calgary Power." The utility company, which serves most of Alberta south of Edmonton, "already holds a the council says "We are presently being billed on a new rate structure which, if approved and allowed to continue, will perpetuate an inequitable and unjust pricing that allowed the company to collect money for no services rendered. The South in short Helland named to council VULCAN Earl Helland of Lomond has been elected by acclamation to fill the unex- pired term of Andrew McAlister on the Vulcan Coun- ty council, representing divi- sion six. He was born at Medicine Hat where his parents homesteaded. Mr. Helland has lived at Lo- mond since 1928 and has taken an active part in the affairs of that community. He is a past chairman of the Lomond Community Centre board and a past member of the advisory board for the Lit- tle Bow special areas district. Mr. Helland was a charter president of the Lomond Lions Club and has served the club as zone chairman and deputy district governor of Lions International. Yellowfaces win boy race FORT MACLEOD (Special) A Fort Macleod couple, Willard and Linda Yellow- face, have outdone the Trudeaus in the baby race. Their son arrived at the Macleod Municipal Hospital Jan. 4 at a.m. and was the Centennial New Year's Baby. Five years ago the couple also presented Fort Macleod with the first baby of the year. The eight pound two ounce boy is the third child to come to the Yellowface home. Attending physician was Dr. Ian Bennett. Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON DECOUX, RnUtont Cardston New Year's baby CARDSTON (HNS) Card- ston's New Year's baby is a girl, born to Mr. and Mrs. Dean Coombs. She arrived at a.m. January 3 at the Cardston Municipal Hospital. She weighed seven pounds, eight ounces, and is the couple's first child. Sparwood New Year's bab> Report your news to.... Mr. and Mrs. Sardool Badhesha are the proud parents of the first baby born in 1974 at Sparwood. TV booster parts arrive The baby girl is also the first baby this year in the East Kootenay area. She was born at a.m. Jan. 1 and weigh- ed six pounds, eight ounces. The Lethbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area ETZ'KOM MRS. PIUS EHNES ..................................666-2157 ENCHANT MRS. MARGARET FERNIE MRS. RICHARD WILLIAMS ..........................423-7431 FOREMOST FORT MACLEOD MRS.TEOftWIHART 234-3612 GRANUM MRS CDCiSAR ....................................2M-3MM Contact those poopto for your DhHrtet ftm Or PINCHER CREEK (Special) Replacements parts to bring Pincher Creek's new TV signal booster station to full operating power have now cleared customs and technicians from CFCN-TV, Calgary, will make the necessary repairs and ad- justments. The new booster station has been in operation for a few weeks. It has been tran- smitting CFCN-TV and CJOC- TV signals but not as satisfac- tory as was expected. Residents are using their existing aerials but hope to do away with the tall masts or have them shortened con- siderably. Some homeowners may find they have to install new antennae in accordance with channel specifications. Sunshine club head named ETZIKOM (HNS) Ivy Lee has been elected president of the Etzikom Sunshine Circle. Officers are Katie Halvor- son, secretary treasurer; Gladys Genno, vice-president; and Kay Sheltgen, collector. Plans were completed for the catering services to honor Mr. and Mrs. Julius Jurkat and for the upcoming wedding of Kathy Chesney and Allan Cooper. Mrs. Halvorson won the hostess gift. Ella Robinson will host the next meeting Feb. 6. CNIB gets cheque PINCHER CREEK (HNS) The Pincher Creek Lions Club has presented 9MO to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. It was raised with donations from 1S1 contributors in the recent drive held by mail-ins. South pupils in Project Canada By GEOFF TAGG Herald Correspondent FOREMOST A number of classrooms at the Foremost School, along with many others in Southern Alberta, are twinned this year with classrooms across the nation under the Project Canada program. Project Canada is a program initiated by the ministry of education in Ontario. It is carried out in co- operation with education departments of the remaining provinces and the N.W.T. It provides young people with the opportunity to learn about Canada and Canadians in a very personal way. So far in Foremost, the Grade 4 class is twinned with a similar class at the Withrow Avenue Junior Public School. Toronto. These classes have ex- changed teacher, class and individual letters, Christmas cards, New Year calendars, maps, photographs and project books. A tape-recorded exchange will follow soon. Irene Wallman's Grade 5 class is twinned with a similar group in Mississauga, Ont. Students have received individual letters and have sent a tape of individual greetings, and short descriptions of the students' homes, and hobbies. Some piano selec- tions and class singing were included. This is to be followed with a chart or booklet containing information about the school, village, county and province. An individual pen-pal project is already under way. Paul Ciesla's Grade 4-5 class is twinned with the Thorah Central Public School, Beaverton, Ont. Initial stages of contact between the two schools were being undertaken shortly before Christinas. Project Canada offers an opportunity for pupils to explore the common denominators that make us think and act like Canadians. The project in the Foremost School is an extension of the normal school curriculum. Most of the work is done in the language arts and social studies fields, though it also covers a number of invaluable, though less tangible areas such as citizenship, cultural and ethnic differences. Through an exchange of cor- respondence, pupils can establish friendships in different parts of the country, while the exchange of classroom projects makes the curriculum studies far more relevant. The possibility of a video-tape ex- change, using the county's recently ac- quired VTR equipment may be ex- plored. The children with whom Foremost students are corresponding present a very different viewpoint to the local scene. One school in Toronto, twinned with the Grade 4 class at Foremost, is made up largely of'Chinese, Japanese and Greek children from disadyantaged backgrounds. The exchange, including that between the respective teachers, is proving to be both interesting and educational. There are many possibilities for ex- change under the program, some of which have not yet been explored by local schools. Recommended forms of communication include: preparing classroom projects, including the use of photographs, sketches, brochures, pamphlets on the province and com- munity; emphasizing historical and cultural influences; tape recordings of drama, poetry readings, music, cultural events, collections of rocks, minerals, grain, soil samples and drill cores; and collections of provincial flora and fauna. Direct conversations by means of local amateur radio operators and stu- dent exchanges are being considered, though no funds are available for this program. E. Kootenay has extension for map okay The Herald- District Vulcan reeve re-elected CRANBROOK (Special) B. C. land commissioner William Lane has granted the Regional District of East Kootenay board an extension to Feb. 28 for approving its land use map. This results from a petition sponsored by rural residents, mostly hobby farmers and commuters. They vigorously protested the map prepared by con- sultants Acres Development and RDEK planner Eugene Lee which will be incor- porated into the provincial map whose individual escape hatches will be slow and costly. Objective of the B.C. Com- mission map, displayed by the commission through each region in early summer, was to prevent alienation of agricultural land. Their East Kootenay map appeared bas- ed on the thorough federal ARDA random soil sampling map of several years ago which did not relate to climate, altitude, topography or economic size of each sampled area. RDEK sought and won the right to prepare its own alter- native map, looking realistically at best diver- sified economic use with all these factors considered. This map brought 176 written lan- downer protests at the re- quired public hearings, held to examine the plan. B.C. Commission extension will not allow major map alterations since the public has had its chances at the open hearings but it will allow cool-off to Feb. 28 to look closer at the rationale of the written briefs. The region has become a land speculation area and the board is keeping in mind logic of individual appeals as par- ticipators in appropriate use for agriculture or alternative- ly the other significant in- dustries' potential. Once the provincial map is adopted under B.C. Land Commission auspices, altera- tion of use designation will be limited to approvaf of appeal to the Environmental Land Use Committee and could take years. The new 1974 RDEK board of directors will have its first meeting of the year Jan. 26 when new directors will be briefed by Administrator Frank Bertoia and planner Eugene Lee, and the final EK map must be approved and en- dorsed by the board at its Feb. 28 meeting. Having complied with public hearing procedures and studied the 176 protest briefs, the board con- siders public participation is now over, though its meetings are open to public attendance unless otherwise stipulated. VULCAN Ivan Haga of Vulcan has been re-elected reeve of the County of Vulcan. Donald A. McNiven was re- elected deputy reeve at the re- cent annual organizational meeting. Members of the municipal committee are councillors Marshall Willard, F. E. Hubka, R. C. Umscheid, D. A. McNiven and J. W. Ellis. The school committee com- prises D. A. McNiven, Simon Vanderploeg, G. C. McKay, A. E. Robinson and J. W. Ellis. Newly-elected Earl Holland, councillor for division six, is also a member. The agricultural committee comprises Simon Vander- ploeg, Robert S. Irwin, G. C. McKay, F. E. Hubka and Earl Helland. Town employees get raise CLARESHOLM (Special) The Town of Claresholm has granted salary increases ranging from nine to 14 per cent for town employees. Office staff and machine operators received the biggest hike at 14 per cent. Laborers received the smallest hike, an increase of nine per cent. Other increases were as follows: Administrative and foremen, 13 per cent; water plant personnel, 12 per cent; and garbage collection crew, 11 per cent Review manager named COLEMAN Mrs. Gordon Robertson will manage the Coleman Review office here, says publisher Herb Legg. The Review hopes to begin an enlarged carrier service. DUKLOP FORD'S SELL-OUT Exhibition Pavilion January 23rd to 26th BUILD YOUR OWN SAUNA Plstriet calendar Beginning square dancers at Grassy Lake will dance at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Chamberlain School and everyone is welcome the annual dinner meeting of the Fort Macleod and District Chamber of Commerce will be held Jan. 18, billed as an "old- fashioned" chuckwagon roun- dup with Alberta ombudsman George McClellan the guest speaker a general meeting of the 'Pass Trail Blazers snow mobile club will be held in the Blairmore Legion Hall basement Thursday. Plans for a trail ride will be discussed.. The Chinook Health Unit was to conduct well-baby clinics at Coleman today in the United Church Hall from to a.m. and to p.m. at Stavely from to p.m. in the elementary school at PincherCreek from to a.m. and to p.m. in the health unit office at Blairmore from to a.m. and to p.m. Thursday in the health unit office at Hillcrest from to a.m. Friday in the Credit Union office at Bellevue from to p.m. Friday in the town hall at Fort Macleod from to p.m. Jan. 15 in the health unit office at Pincher Creek from to a.m. and to p.m. Jan. 16 in the health unit office at from to a.m. and to p.m. Jan. 17 in the elementary school and at Gramm from to p.m. Jan. 25 in the elementary school. 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