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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta INDUSTRIAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS t RECREATIONAL -----------------------------Wedncsdoy, July i, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 19 New Standoff community plan designed for residents Sports, counselling, advice impresses offered southern youths worth Dy RIC SW11IART Herald Staff Writer Standoff, as a planned com- munity of. up to residents, has taken another step for- ward with the announcement of tenders for a school and plans for a admin- istration building complex. The future land use pattern for the community as proposed by the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission was ap- proved by the band council April 12, 1972. Both the school and the administration building were included in the proposal. The school will feature six rooms to replace a similar number of substantial rooms at the St. Mary Indian Day School, 10 miles south of Standoff. It will bs an open- concept elementary school built adjacent to a new kindergarten slated for open- ing this September. The administration building vill allow the band council to move its headquarters from Cardston to Standoff. Also in- cluded in the square foot building will be the Standoff Superctle, a restaurant and health clinic. The concept of a community for Standoff developed when the population of the reserve began to rise, demanding eco- nomic measures to absorb them. The importance of an agri- cultural base has declined in recent years and even llirougli the use of irrigation and more intensive cultivation, only 450 families could be accommo- dated by Ihe field crops and cattle industry. Kainai Industries Lid., a plant for construction of pre- huilt houses, was started and when working lo capacity, will employ 250 band residents. A new residential area in the community was established, concurrent with the develop- ment of the housing plant to house Ihe workers and to pro- vide a better standard of liv- ing. A report from the ORRPC indicated that growth in the housing subdivision will be stimulated as the result of the decision of the band council to centralize community develop- ment in Standoff, as opposed to the previous proposal to con- tinue development at four or five existing centres of popula- tion scattered throughout the reserve. This decision was reached in a meeting with Red Crow De- velopments, the industrial de- velopment arm of the band ad- ministration, Oct. 26, 1970. The objective of the commu- nity plan for Standoff is to have the town operate as a residen- tial community for employees of the industrial and commer- cial enterprises of the area as well as for farm workers who wish to live there. The town is to become the administrative centre for the reserve. It is also expected that fa- cilities for medical care, edu- cation and recreational pur- poses, serving the whole re- serve, will locale at Standoff. This would have to happen for commercial ventures such as a bank, department store, gro- ceteria and restaurant to be- come viable enterprises. The band administration and the OURPC have set the fol- lowing guidelines for town growth, Including: to establish and maintain j the town as the predominanl community and growth centre within the Blood Reserve; to serve as the adminis- tration cenlre for Ihe reserve: lo serve as the preferred location for industries within the reserve; lo d e v c 1 o p as a centre within w h i c h band memlwrs may be provided wilh educa- tional and employment oppor- tunities to enable Ihem lo fil into the more complex environ- ment that will result as they undergo a transition from an agricultural way of lite to one participating in industrial and commercial ventures; to preserve and develop the cultural aspects of Indian origin and to encourage a sense of pride in the Indian heritage; to encour age participa- tion, responsibility and man- agement of band members in their community. In it is proposed that planning should follow the neighborhood concept. Standoff as a community will be a unit selected to provide for the edu- cational, shopping, recreational and other needs of the resi- dents. Within this concept, major traffic flows will be diverted around the neighborhood and m a x i mum walking distance from home to kindergarten will not exceed one-half mile. Officials have set the popula- tion estimates at but this is strictly an estimate. TMs figure is difficult to as- certain because future indus- trial and commercial develop- ment is not definite and there- fore, estimated working forces are unknown. Also, the new residences have only recently neon constructed, so no trends have been estab- lished on the success of a resi- dential community in attract- ing employees who normally live in other pails of the re- serve. The trade area for Standoff will bo equivalent lo the lotal population and region of the boundaries of Ihe reserve. Offi- cials foci that people living near Cardslon will continue lo shop and do business in that town but Ihe [net that Standoff is roar the municipal districts of Wil'.ow Creek r.nd Cardsion business from these districts will make up for il. Using the neighborhood con- cept, there arc 180 acres of land available for residential use within a half mile of the kin- dergarten. With an average EMPLOYMENT NOTICE Th LETHBRIDGE and DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD WILL BE HIRING FOR THIS YEAR'S FAIR AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES FRIDAY, JULY 7th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and SATURDAY, JULY 8th from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon in the EXHIBITION PAVILION WE REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING STAFF FEMAIE CASHIERS AND TICKET TAKERS MALE PARKING ATTENDANTS SECURITY PERSONNEL AND CLEANING PERSONNEL ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE OVER 16 YEARS OF AGE density of 3.5 dwellings per acre and a household size of 3.3 persons, a population of 100 could be accommodated. Future possible expansion of the community is assured with planned areas. There is a 25 acre parcel set aside for com- mercial development in the re- gion of the, administration building. The report suggests in view of the relatively low Income of the majority of the people compared with other regions of southern Alberta, the commer- cial area will be adequate for years to come. Room has also been set aside along the highway for such de- velopments as motels, sendee stations and drive-in establish- ments. The area for educational purposes includes the kinder- garten and planned elementary school as well as room for a junior high school. The 26- acre parcel allows for a bus loading and unloading area off the highway that can serve all schools. The major recreational facil- ity, Kainai Sports Centre, is lo- cated adjacent to Highway 2. The race track adjoins the sports centre. Other facilities recommend- ed for construction are a track and field complex and a foot- ball field and possibly a curling rink and swimming The main meeting hall. Sena- tor Gladstone Hall, located on the Glemvood road, is ade- quate for the lime being. It is centrally located for the small c o m m u n i ties cf Laverne, Moses Lake and Standoff. Wilh the decision to establish Standoff as the major commu- nity, a hall would be better lo- cated in the main town whore it will be close to a large number of Ihe population. This would aid in Ihe rclenlion of the Indian culture. The housing plant is located soulh of the main community area and is accessible from (he town or from Highway 2. The report recommends that addi- lional industries be located in this area, especially wilh the ample room for expansion to the east. Through the report, Ihe OKRPC has attempted to eval- uate Ihe function and future role of Slandoff and to estab- lish n basis for its growth with- in the hound of sound planning principles. It suggcsls lhal pressure for change nntl improvement the education and welfare of Ihe Blood Indians cm be ac- commodated on Ihe reserve, Dm lo meet (his pressure, suitable facilities must be pro- vided lo give Ihe population the opportunity for adjustment In a community setting while at the some lima retaining tlwlr cul- ture and heritage. MARLINE COOKSIIAW Herald Staff Writer An Opportunities for Youth group is attempting youth-ori- ented crime prevention through sports and related activities, and casual counselling and ad- with a federal grant of The project employs five stu- Hornberger, Beryl Boychuk, Dave Skilling. Shir- ley Can- and Howard Tolley, in three south Alberta locations. Walerlon, Fort Macleod and Lethbridge. Waterton is the busiest cen- tre, with an estimated 30 young people a day taking part. The Waterton part of Ihe proj- ect is a free campground with facilities for travelling young people. Lonesome Lake Youth Campsite was provided by park officials for use bv Dave Skil- ling and Shirley Carr. A kitchen ivith Uvo wood stoves and running water is available. An enclosed shelter is also nx'ailable although camp- ers must generally bring their own tents. "There's no problem wilh people having a place to stay though, everyone's willing lo take someone else said Dave. The campground is located on the shore of the lake and two canoes have been provided for the campers' use. Group hikes, campfire sing- ing and conversation are all common, although nothing is organized. "Usually somebody just comes up with ths idea. "People can stay as long as they want. The nice tiling is that people become very close after a few days they share the chores and the food. We get some really good meals some- limes. "The camp gives the officials a place to direct kids when they would ordinarily have no place to stay. We're able to tell kids about hikes, fishing, safety hints, rules of the park. "There hasn't been any big I problem things that would bother people in a house don't cause problems outside. I think the camp's been really success- ful." The drop-in centre in Fort Macleod is apparently another successful venture. It is mainly for native youlh, and the first attempt at a drop-in centre in the town. Supported by the town recre- alion board, it is located in an old schoolhouse, and run by Mike Hornberger and Beryl Boychuk. Dave estimated the centre served 20 to 30 joung people a night, with 40 on weekends. ''The kids make up their own program. One week they'll have posters, the next vrill be for films or games." Mike and Beryl plan on introducing an Local youths at jamboree Nine bojr scouts and Ven- turers from Lcthbridge an ridis- trict left Monday to attend the third New Brunswick Jamboree tor ScouLs across Canada. The 26 boys from Alberta will be accompanied by Dr. Rich- ard W. Ride, of 1734 17th Ave. S. Lethbridge who is the leader of Ii7e Alberta and Saskatche- wan combined contingent. The contingent will travel by trzin to and from the jamboree, which is located approximately 11 miles west of N.B. at Woolaslook Park. The boys will spend a week at the camp, and will enjoy sight seeing lours of Montreal, Newcastle, N.B., Halifax and Ottawa on their way. The contingent will spend seven hours visiting the Parlia- ment buildings and viewing a changing of the guard while in Ottawa. Scouts from Lethbridge and bridge; A'orman Grier, Fort MacLeod; Brad Harper, 1127 29Lh St. S., Lethbridge; Howard Jacobson, 1025 20th St. S., Leth- bridge; Bruce Look, Coalburst; Robsrt Montgomery, Coaldale, Bruce Sekiya, 537 Dieppe Blvd., Lethbridge; Craig Smilh, 1146 Lakcview Drive, Lethbridge; and James Tbiessen, Courts. arts and crafts program. People of the town have do- nated ping pong, shufflcbosrd and small games for the recre- ation room and the young peo- ple have the use of couches, record player and radio in Uiu larger room. The centre :s open 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, except Sunday mornings. The two students also super- vise a youlli hostel which "has not as yet served loo many kids." The hostel also is in its first year. The building was of- fered by the town council. Howard Tolley operates from the John Howard Society office in Lethbridge, co-ordinating ac- tivities and doing some work witli probation officers and the John Howard Society. The project began May 15 nnd will continue to Sept. 15. Degree granted Erwin Jerralu Waulcrs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Waulers, Lethbridge district farmers, was awarded a bachelor of sci- ence degree in agricultural pro- duction at Montana Gtatc Uni- versity commencement exer- cises. JUMP-OFF The opening of land in proxi- mity fo Lethbridge lo home- steads in 1011 and 1312 made the city a jumping off place foi southern Alberta. Dr. Worth says he U "impressed and enthusiastic" with the response that has been generated by the release of his report on educational planning foi Alberta. "I'm very enthusiastic about the response so far both the favorable and the unfavorable. "The criticisms were not un- expected. For instance, we fully expected the Alberta col- leges commission to react un- favorably to the recommenda- i lion that the commission be abolished." Dr. Worth said the report has I been selling very well since It became available to the gen- eral public in Saleway super- markets and bookstores around the province. He said the delay that sonu peopje have experienced in re- ceiving their copies was due to a mailing and packaging prob- lem at the Queen's Printer of- fice in Edmonton. Dr. Worth said the commis- sion is slowly winding down its operation and the Edmonton of- fice should be closed sometime this week. Concerning his own future, Dr. Worth said there are sev- eral possibilities and he will be making a decision in a few weeks. NOTICE! TO OUR MANY CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS MARQUIS PASTRY SHOP (Marquis Hotel Blda.) will be closed for renovations and staff holidayi July 17th to August 7lh RE-OPENING FOR BUSINESS AUGUST Bin AS USUAl We regret any inconvenience Ihis may causa our many valued customers. ,the, Calona Fun Wines with the same natural bubbles the same popping cork as champagne! P OP! Calona Fun Wines bring that bubbly, champagne feeling to any celebration. They're fun that's why people love them. p oP them open and you'll see why. Sparkling Canada White s light, bright, full-of-bubblM whit? Sparkling Canada Duck V blend of and by sparkling ;