Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
CALIFORNIA HOCKEY EXCURSION BOSTON BRUINS vi CALIFORNIA GOLDEN SEALS Oakland, California Fri., Feb. 19, 1971. Only . SUB FOR RESERVATIONS and PACKAGE TOURS Contact ' BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Contrt Village - Phono 328-3201 or 328-8184 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The Letltbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, January 19, 1971 PAGES 9 TO 18 fPLANNING A PARTY? SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE Ktntiidty Tried iMitat (Special Prices on Bulk Orders) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 New regulation lowers cost in police-city wage settlement Charred ruins of kennel in which 20 dogs perished. 20 dogs lost in kennel blaze A fire early this morning, destroyed 20 registered dogs $2,000. They were not insured, two miles east of the city lim- being kept in a kennel. Some of the stock was import- its on the Walter Fry farm, The dogs were valued at ed. Training plan scheduled An industrial development training course will be outlined to members of the Old man River Regional Planning Commission at the group's meeting Wednesday. Ray Heune of the provincial department of industry and tourism will explain the course, which is sponsored jointly by the department and the federal department of regional economic expansion. To be held in late February or March, the course is aimed at upgrading the standards of competence and improving the development decisions of local leaders. Driving course A defensive driving course is to be held in Room 4 of the Civic Sports Centre starting Monday, according to city safety officer Bill Falconer. Registration fee for the four sessions will be $5.. XBBSSSQSS3 CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LABI lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 It is designed specifically for the part-time or volunteer industrial development representative in the community or new full-time people in the field. Most of the member communities in the planning commission are relatively small and, unlike Lethbridge, do not have a full-time staff handling economic development. The cost of reaching a contract settlement between the Lethbridge Police Association and the city was not as high as it would have been a year ago. Costs' involved in reaching the agreement, settled Friday The breeds destroyed were Keshound, Beagle, Pekingese and Cocker Spaniel. The kennel was operated by Mr. Fry's daughter Wendy. Officials are still investigating the fire and the total loss has not been determined. Mr. Fry operates a broiler chicken and turkey business. The Lethbridge fire department answered the call but were unable to extinguish the blaze before the kennel burned to the ground. Collegiate classes to resume Lethbridge Collegiate Institute students and teachers return to classes Wednesday following their between - semesters break. LCI will continue to extend its teaching day by a half hour for the spring semester, in order to make up for the lost time. The school's fall semester was extended into January for "Christmas" examinations because of its late start in the fall, when construction delays lead to registration delays. LCI students will still attend classes for the required num ber of hours of instruction for the year, and will finish school at the same lime as other schools in the city, June 9. y^udenll weren't complaining-they had more than three weeks of holidays, with Christmas and between - semester breaks split only by exams. though an arbitration board decision, were reduced through a change in the provincial Firefighters and Policeman Labor Relations Act. Before the change, effective July 1, 1970, the costs of any sitting by an arbitration or conciliation board were borne by the parlies involved, in this case the city and the police association. This cost is now taken over by the Board of Industrial Relations, as it was before the change for other unions. The policy is now consistent no matter what unions are involved in the proceedings. Even with ihe change, the police association has estimated the city about $1,000. He noted, however, that this was before the change in the act that shifted the cost of the board sittings. Costs to the city would be largely for the time of the city manager and personnel officer, he said. Both are involved in the proceedings, but both receive only their regular salary. Province may help on hospital deficit The Lethbridge Municipal Hospital will likely benefit slightly from the $15 million it cost them about $5,000 to go special appropriation announced through the lengthy process, recently by the provincial gov-Most of this went for lawyers' eminent, fees. Another major item was Hospital administrator Andy Andreachuk said his year-end books for 1970 showed a deficit of $21,999, which he said he assumed would be made up by grants from the government's new fund. Charter event The 51st anniversary ceremonies of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Union, Local 846, Lethbridge branch, will be held Feb. 6 at the Labor Club of Lethbridge. 'Pass group talks budget the preparation and printing of briefs to be presented to the conciliation and arbitration boards. Association president Mite Clandfield said if it were not for the government now paying for the sittings by the boards, the policemen would not have been able to afford to let the matter go to arbitration with out going into debt. If negotiations between workers and employers break down, the matter can be referred to a conciliation board, which re- Budget matters and plans for views the situation and makes future meetings were discussed a recommendation. If this is re- Monday at a meeting in Belle-jected by one, or both sides, vue of the Crowsnest Pass the next step is to have it de- Local Government Study Coincided by a board of arbitra- mittee Details of the group's budget were worked out and a presen tation of a cheque may be made to the committee at this week's meeting of the Oldman is tion. This board's decision binding on both sides. Costs to the city in the recent settlement are difficult to pin down. One city hall spokesman said a short sitting by a con- River Regional Planning Com citoation board last year cost1 mission. The $4,800 budget, made available through the provincial government through the Provincial Planning Board, is to be administered by the planning commission. It was also decided at the meeting to increase representation on the committee from eight to 10, by asking for members from the hospital and school boards. Five municipal governm e n t s, the planning commission and Charles Drain, MLA for Pincher Creek-Crows-nest, are now on the committee. Action is also to be taken to have a provincial assessor present at the next meeting, in February or early March. It is planned to have a survey done on the assets and liabilities of the towns in the 'Pass and to come up with some idea of what would happen to the financial picture under several different types of government. Sister Clarissa, administrator of St. Michael's General Hospital, said St. Michael's 1970 budget showed "a small surplus" so the hospital would not be seeking additional government money. She said the surplus would be necessary to carry the hospital until the beginning of April, when 1971 grants are announced. Mr. Andreachuk said the Municipal Hospital's deficit would have been closer to $80,-000 if it hadn't been for increased and unexpected revenue from the out-patient clinic. Out-patient income was up about $58,000 over 1969 - an increase of 28 per cent. Mr. Andreachuk said this was primarily due to introduction of medicare. The hospital will also have a capital funds deficit, not covered by the new government money, of about $13,700, due to purchase of some urgently-needed equipment not completely covered in the year's budget. Some of this money, however, may come from the government yet in the form of special grants. Hospitals in other parts of Alberta, particularly Calgary and Edmonton, had deficits of up to several million dollars. Kindergarten bid $201,660 A low bid of $201,660 has been tendered for construction of a four classroom kindergarten for the Blood Indian Reserve in 1 Standoff. Challenge Homes Ltd. of Stony Plain, 20 miles west of Edmonton, submitted the low tender. COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 One of two gravel bed sites sought by the county, this one west of the airport. Looking For Bargain Buys? Check Our Big January Clearance Table All Items NEED A PRESCRIPTION FILLED? Just Call 327-3555-for Service! McCREADY-BAIMES PHARMACY LTD. Delay said costly for county County of Lethbridge councillors say delays by the provincial government's gravel leasing division arc costing the county up to $10,000 per year-The county is currently undertaking a four-year highway upgrading program which will involve close to 40 miles of paving and at least 400,000 cubic yards of gravel. Other county gravel uses amounts to about 85,000 cubic yards per year, and the entire amount must come from riverbed gravel deposits. Provincial restrictions exist concerning the use of riverbed gravel, with some areas closed off entirely. The county says it has been denied access to one deposit, forcing contractors to haul the gravel up to 15 miles further than previously, costing an extra $6,000. Douglas Miller, MLA Taber-Warner and other MLAs in the south region have ueen contacted by the county council to see what; ey can do to hasten provincial action. Mr. Miller was delegated to make a personal Mirage is culprit in alarm A weather mirage resulted in a false alarm and a goose chase by the Lethbridge fire department early this morning. A call at 5:04 a.m. suggested a fire in West Lethbridge at the university site. The fire-fighting unit arriving at the site soon noted the orange glow of the blaze was "away off on the reserve". The glow in fact, was near Pincher Creek - the gas burn off at a sulphur plant. Atmospheric conditions caused the allusion of a large blaze close to Lethbridge. A similar mirage occured late in December: survey of the gravel situation. However, county officials are still concerned about continued access to gravel deposits, which are rapidly disappearing, and point out most construction and city expansion, as well as road j work, require large amounts of easily available gravel. R. AKROYDito PLUMBING-HEATING and GASFITTING 2634 2lit Ave. S. 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