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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Up and away Transport Minister Marchand at STOL plane controls Fast air service set OTTAWA Travellers seeking fast transportation between Ot- tawa and Montreal were offered a new short-haul air passenger system today and promised improved tram service within weeks. Airtransit an Air Canada started regular short takeoff and landing operations on its Ottawa- Montreal route at 8 a.m. today The demonstration project will run two years and government officials hope it will gain billion in contracts for the Cana- dian STOL manufacturing industry A Canadian National Railways spokesman said Tuesday that the railway plans tn live the fast Turbo train on the Ottawa- Montreal possibly by Aug 6 While details are not yet the Turbo would probably operate one way each way daily in the morning. One of the principal attractions of the new STOL say govern- ment is that travellers can move from downtown Ottawa to down- town Montreal faster by Airtransit than other com- peting methods of tran- sportation Total travel time from down'.nwn Ottawa to centretown Montreal including bus time to the STOL air strips is 90 min- utes while regular air ser- vice with taxi rides to air- ports included lakes about two hours Conventional CN train service with taxi trips to the Ottawa station takes about two hours and 25 the same time as Ottawa-to-Montreal bus service. The railway still must work out -such details as train ticket prices and crew matters before beginning the Montreal- Ottawa Turbo service. Gary Airtransit said airtransit expects to carry between and passengers a year Airtransit is using specially modified de Haviiland Twin each carrying 11 passengers The demonstration ser- vice is designed to test passenger reaction to STOL service and to demonstrate technical elements like new air navigation systems. Government officials say they hope the STOL service will promote sale of the de Havilland a 48-seat STOL aircraft now being developed Alderman dumbfounded when offered EDMONTON Aid. Alex Fallow told a judicial in- quiry Tuesday that he was dumbfounded when he was of- fered by local contrac- tor Raphael Ghermezian in 1974 The alderman said he thought the which he said he was made in connection with his vote in favor of rezoning land to allow a shopping centre development. seemed to think I had done my best to have the rezoning com- Aid. Fallow said. The inquiry was requested by city council after Aid. Fallow dis- closed the offer. A broad range of activity by aldermen will be examined during the headed by Mr. Justice William Morrow of the Northwest Territories Supreme Court. Aid. Fallow said Mr Ghermezian came to his home Jan. 12 offering to pay him immediately and 000 a few weeks later. started out by saying how much he had appreciated what I had done voting for the Aid Fallow said during his four hours of testimony. told him I had voted in accordance with the way I thought the should was in the best interest of the city of Edmonton. said he had made a lot of money on it and I said I was aware there is an increase in the value of the rezoned land. He told me he wanted to give me a gift and I 'Now look you don't have to give me a gift.' I said I would rather not discuss it.. said he wanted to give me was in his ccat and another about Feb I told him that was abso- lutely out of the question. I hadn't done him any favor. I had acted in accordance with Pill for men near LONDON A con- traceptive pill for men may be en the market in five a leading British physician said Tuesday. Dr. Arnold director of the British National In- stitute for Medical said encouraging research toward the development of such a pill had been carried Christie Hospital in Manchester. Experiments in which the pill would be administered to animals might begin within a he said. Dr. Bergen added that the most promising formula for a contraceptive pill taken by men is based on a substance used in fighting the duties of an Mr. he then agreed to leave the Fallow residence. Aid Fallow said he sup- ported rezoning because there was a major truck route in the which was zoned for single-family dwellings before being switched to commer- cial. Trucks and HI tial don't SAYS ADVICE SOUGHT Aid. Fallow testified that he sought advice from Inspector Vic a friend stationed with the RCMP in Ottawa. He said he tried without success for the next 10 days to reach Inspector Irving. He finally reached him and was told to get in touch with the Ed- monton RCMP. They told him to go to city police and he did. Lawyer W. A. representing Mr. Ghermezian and his brother asked Aid. Fallow if he had heard that the brothers had gone to Aid. Ed they knew to be the watchdog' of council and said you were on the were pressuring them and they didn't know what to do about Aid. Fallow replied Mr. McGillivray said that the Ghermezians had complained to Aid. Leger that Aid. Fallow was pressuring them to sell Aid. Fallow some land for a hotel in Fort McMurray in northeastern Montana plans local government studies CUT Mont. Dur- ing the next few Mon- tana is going to be involved in one of the most significant local government movements ever undertaken in the U.S. Due to an article placed in the Montana Montanans have an opportuni- ty to reform local government units which have changed very little in the past 85 the Cut Bank Pioneer Press said in a recent story. Each local government unit in Montana is required by the new Montana constitution to carry out a review of their government and to research possible alternatives in form to put before the people in a vote in 1976 This designed to change the government cost less and do without forced changes but by forcing the people of Montana to determine whether they can do is scheduled to oc- cur every 10 years. STUDY COMMISSIONS Each local government unit in Montana must establish a study commission which will investigate forms of local j government and conclude its work with a report and recommendation to voters for the 1976 election. A campaign for and against adoption of the recommended alternative form of govern- ment will follow in each com- munity. In jurisdictions which adopt new forms of voters will elect officials to the new government and a period of transition from the old to the new form will follow. By the time the review winds up in 1977 or early in all Montanans will have had an opportunity for careful study and reform of their local government and some counties and municipalities may be starting a new chapter in their local public says the Cut Bank newspaper. time for running cities and counties from Helena is says Richard Resse of public administration specialist for the Montana Commission on Local Government. According to Mr. if not city and county governments are about the same as they were 75 years ago. He reported recently that state codes include some references to local and that under present counties must get specific legislative authority to licence dogs. Through the local governments can be made more responsive to the needs and changing conditions of particular areas and will result in lasting whether or not the citizens vote to retain their present form of government or adopt a new one The ultimate success of the local government review process envisioned by framers of the new Consiti- tion now depends upon the interest and par- ticipation of the citizens of says Mr Resse CAMPAIGN STARTS Candidates for election to the study commissions must start their campaigns this summer. In Glacier County three positions are open for the city and county groups. Citizens who wish to run as candidates must be qualified voters and must execute certificates of nomination documents including the signatures of at least 30 qualified voters. No elected official of the local government unit may be appointed to this commission A candidate must file his com- pleted certificate of nomina- tion with the Glacier County clerk and Mary Louise or the Cut Bank city Lorraine on or before Aug. 1. No person may serve on more than one local study com- mission Certified candidates for local commissions will appear on the general election Nov. on a non partisan basis. Qualified voters of each municipality will elect members of city and town study commissions on an basis. The residents of cities and incorporated towns will also vote for candidates for their county study com- mission. The Bureau of Government Research at the University of Montana in Missoula has received a grant to organize and conduct 11 workshops for the local government officials and local study commissions candidates this fall Workshops will deal with the responsibilities and opportunities of the represen- tatives under the the constitutional legal requirements and procedures of local government review and the different reform alter- natives which are likely to be available. Spring workshops for elected members of local study commissions will centre on available optional forms of local self government powers and the use of community and state resources in the review process. All which are partially funded by Communi- ty Service Title 1 ot the Higher Education Act of will be open to the public. FALL WORKSHOPS Fall workshops will be held in Great Bozeman. Billings and Missoula and spring workshops will take place in Havre and Missoula. The colleges and in- stitutions of higher education in these cities will sponsor the workshops More assistance will be available through other organizations. The State Com- mission on Local Government will conduct a comprehensive study during 1974-77 on local government and slate local relations. On the basis of this study and public the Com- mission will prepare a propos- ed new code of local govern- ment law and present other recommendations for improv- ing local government to the governor and the legislature for enactment in 1975 and 1976 study com- missions will be in existence for their first which must be held no later than Nov until their statutory termination date of June 1977. All meetings will be open to the public. 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