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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Water system report expected BROOKS (Special) Coun- cil is awaiting a report from consulting engineers Underwood, McLellan and Associates on the potential of the town water system to serye 267' proposed lots in Ingram Park. It is expected recommen- Engineer delivers paper NATAL (HNS) Gary Livingstone, pit superinten- dent for Kaiser Resources Ltd., discussed techniques and equipment involved in moving 40 million cubic yards of rock and mining about six million tons of raw coal per year when he gave a paper on sur- face mining at a recent conference. Speaking and showing about 50 slides, Mr. Livingstone locussed attention at the Western Conference of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy on un- derground mining, coal preparation, and Kaiser's reclajnation and environmen- tal programs. The conference was held at Winnipeg. Born at Asbestoes, Que., Mr. Livingstone graduated from Queen's University at Toronto in 1969 with a degree in mining engineering. dations will be made to increase the water flow from Lake Newell, the domestic supply source. Council is considering the possibility of serving the Sun- nylea area through the Eastern Irrigation District reservoir and tower in south Brooks. Water pressure was low last summer during a period of peak consumption. At the same time, council's utilities committee arid Rolf Johnson of Stanley and Associates, consulting engineers, have come up with some plans for the proposed extension of the town's sewage lagoon disposal system. G'oun. Dale Smith, com- mittee chairman, outlined the procedure for extension which could be undertaken in three stages: Building two lagoons to the east of the present loca- tion at a total cost of and chlorination; Construction of holding ponds capable of handling seven months storage; Nitrate and phosphate removal (requiring the use of pounds of lime per day) at a cost of to Town secretary Ercell Lind- quist said funds could be borrowed from Central Mortgage and Housing Cor- poration for the works. The project will be further discussed by council tonight. Blairmore debates hiring rec director South In short OFY project deadline Feb. 21 Applicants for Opportunities for Youth grants must file re- quests with Manpower and Immigration before Feb 21 says an OFY official. Southern Alberta project officer Reagh Burgess says successful applicants will receive more money under the 1975 summer program for students and youth. Secondary school students will be granted weekly wages up to Post secon- dary students and people not in school will receive up to weekly. Mr. Burgess says this province's share of OFY grants is ex- pected to exceed Alberta's 1974 allocation of million. Interested applicants may contact Manpower or student of- fices at Lethbridge Community College or the University of Lethbridge. Restaurant training offered Lethbridge and district restaurant owners, managers and supervisors will be attending the Canadian Restaurant Association's National sanitation training program here Jan. 20 and 21. The two day program will be held at Lethbridge Communi- ty College and is a joint project of the Alberta region, Canadian Restaurant Association and the provincial department of health. It is based on the sanitation code for the food service in- dustry prepared by the CRA, with the co operation of federal, provincial and municipal health authorities across Canada. The Lethbridge program, at LCC, will be held in the Science Building. On Jan. 22 and 23 the program will be held at the Pincher Creek Municipal Building, Feb. 4 and 5 at Medicine Hat College, and Feb. 17 and 18 in High River at the United Church. This first training program is for restaurant owners, managers and supervisors. Two other programs, for waiters, waitresses, bus boys, cooks and chefs, will be held at a later date. Council must prune budget CRANBROOK (Special) City council, faced with a budget, met Saturday to start mighty pruning efforts. To meet the 1975 budget proposals, an additional will be required taxes. However, the provincial government forbids any assessment increase for the present. The only permissible addition to the property tax base is taxable new buildings erected over the past year. Assessment is up only six per cent to As it stands now, the 1975 budget would require a tax rate of 64.99 mills. Last year's rate was 47.19 mills. BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) "Council keeps trying to shove a recreation program down people's throats maybe the people don't want Coun. Wallace Aebli told his fellow councillors here this week. He made the comment when the Blairmore town council discussed its plans to hire a local recreation director. He said the Curling Club wouldn't suffer if the recrea- tion board ceased to exist here. "Hockey won't suffer and swimming won't suffer and maybe people are satisfied with things the way they Coun. Aebli said. Council decided to interview a recreation director from another city who has applied for the job. Coun. Roy Amundsen sup- ported this move, saying, "I thought, we were a progressive town. We just can't let things die." Coun. Amundsen says a recreation director is needed to organize local programs, to hire people and to get things like the ski hill going. He suggested it is time that a T bar be installed on the ski hill. Coun. Sam Goodman said the former recreation direc- tor, Bonnie Ully, now of Skiff, had organized many programs. Many continue to function although some have failed. The recreation budget for this area is about per year. Blairmore's share is about the amount of salary expected by several who have applied for the post, said Coun. Frank Capron, town representative on the recreation board. This year's budget will be shared by Blairmore, Frank, Hillcrest and the east half of Improvement District 5. The east Coleman section of ID 5 has opted out. Last year the budget was shared as follows: Blairmore, Village of Frank, and ID 5, including east Coleman and Hillcrest, Timber act expected VICTORIA (CP) The provincial cabinet said Friday the controversial Timber Stabilization Act will be proclaimed Jan. 15. The act establishes the six member Forest Products Boards of British Columbia appointed by the cabinet to oversee marketing of wood chips and logs. Resources Minister Bob Williams said the board would establish an orderly marketing program. Monday, January 13, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 15 Storm closes highway By The CANADIAN PRESS Warmer temperatures Sun- day turned much of the weekend snowfall in southern British Columbia into dirty slush, major highways reopened and traffic began moving amid fears of snowslides in mountain passes. A low pressure system, which hit the West Coast of Vancouver Island about noon Saturday, dumped from three inches to two feet of snow on the area. Alfred Wayne Perry, 46, of North Vancouver was killed Sunday when his car swerved into a concrete abutment on Highway 99. No other traffic fatalities were reported as a result of the storm, but there were scores of minor ac- cidents. Public forecaster Tom Gigliotti said the B.C. storm moved through the Okanagan and the Kootenay region Sun- day afternoon, driving cold Arctic air north. As a result, he said, the southern part of the province can expect temperatures in the low 30s and 40s with some sun breaks today. The Trans Canada Highway in the Fraser canyon, the Hope Princeton Highway and Highway 99 from Vancouver to Squamish and Whistler Mountain were all closed Saturday and Sunday as up to two feet of snow with ice made driving treacherous. Four Greyhound buses on the Trans Canada, two northbound and two southbound, were trapped for a short time north of Boston Bar. Under wraps The unusually open fall gave the highways construction crews at work on Highway 5 between Magrath and Cardstpn a real leg up. But eventually, the winter closed in and road work had to stop. But the bridge crew is still at it preparing concrete spans for a wider crossing over the irrigation canal near Spring Coulee. Cold weather put their work under wraps last week. THE OSHRKIR CONNECTION is coming... worry may be over BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) This town's nuisance grounds problems may soon be solved. Test holes drilled in the Passburgh area are a firm in- dication that it is satisfactory for landfill sites, Mayor Ernie Fantin told council this week. Some of the areas need some work, he said. A two to three foot deep bed of slack coal may be needed in the trench bottoms. The Passburgh area would serve as a temporary landfill, he said, recommending that the Cowley area be used as a permanent site. Mayor Fantin said it will be up to residents in areas concerned to arrange for haulage of waste materials to the dump. Land will be purchased for the landfill by the provincial government. j In other business, council approved engaging the engineering firm of Underwood, McLellan and j Associates to design and j proceed with plans for an aux- j iliary town water supply. A j new well will be drilled in the j west area here. j RCMP said December work 1 involved seven Criminal Code j complaints; five motor vein- cle accidents with more than I damage each; three im- j paired driving charges; 12 I traffic tickets; three charges under the Liquor Act, and I investigation of 44 complaints. YouVe worked hard for your money, Mobile home buyers' plan set NATAL (HNS) Terry Blackburn, in charge of the Kaiser Resources Ltd. housing department, says a total of 65 lots have been reserved in the company's mobile home park here for employees who purchase a mobile home from Country Wide Homes Ltd. of Lethbridge. Lots will also be available for employees who already own a mobile home or who plan to purchase one from a distributor other than Country Wide Homes, the firm that submitted the lowest price list to company officials. Lots may also be leased. Employees buying a new mobile home can apply for non interest bearing second mortgage loans of one third of the cost of the unit to a maximum of The mobile home park will be completed in July with paved roads and driveways and playground and recreation facilities. Preliminary work has been completed to put the company's mortgage interest equalization program into effect. Loans un- der the program will be made to employees when banks and other mortgage holders have accepted the plan. Kinross Mortgage Corporation (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) has agreed to the company's proposals under which a third mortgage loan from the company will be applied to the principle of first mortgages with interest rates of 10 per cent or greater. This reduces the monthly payments on the first mortgage. These loans will be interest free, up to a maximum of and repayable after five years. Library gets gift FORT MACLEOD (Special) North West Industries employees have presented a gift of to the RCMP Centennial Library here. Town amends fees for dog empoundment BLAIKMORE (CNP Bureau) Council has amended its dog bylaw to dou- ble impoundment fees from to for the first offence. An additional will be tacked on each succeeding offence. The fee for the daily food allowance for impounded dogs was raised from to per day. Officers elected Sister Mary Clarrisa, ad- ministrator of St. -Michael's Hospital here, has been elected president of the Southern Alberta Regional Hospitals' Conference. Named first vice president was Alan Hyland, board member for Bow Island hospital; second vice president, Dave Turtle, ad- ministrator in Taber, and secretary treasurer, Doreen Miller, Carrnangay ad- ministrator. The annual grant to the Blairmore Municipal Library, based on per capita, will be this year. A bylaw was approved authorizing borrowing of 300 from the Alberta Municipal Finance Corpora- tion to purchase a new front end loader. It will be repaid over a five year period. Council will meet with board of industrial relations conciliation commissioner Richard A. Campion of Calgary to resolve the dispute over a proposed wage agree- ment with the Canadian Union of Public Employees. I Council bought Blairmore artist Don Shannon's nine foot wooden miner for It will be erected near the old mine "dinkey" in central Blairmore, hopefully before commencement of Canada Winter Games events here. Coun. Roy Amundsen suggested the town take a hard look at the water rate structure. Officials should also examine the business licence fee, he'said. 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 or more. Commerce Growth Savings Certificates which guarantee profits and come in multiples of 810.00 witliout 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 ;