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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Fraser River muck troubles planners VANCOUVER (CP) The North Ann of the mighty Fra- ser, mucked by sewer out- falls, fouled by the industries along its shores and full of floating debris, will be called upon to meet growing recrea- tional demands, says planning consultant Norman Pearson. "While port and industrial development is both imminent and important, so too are the many other roles of the Mr. Pearson says in a .report entitled the Fraser River Harbor Development Study. "It is an estuary teeming with life, it is a drainage sys- tem, easily misused, it is the world's largest salmon fish- ery. "It will be called upon to accommodate growing recrea- tional demands. It is part of an urban environment, Sun- day drives and fishing bars. All of these demands are viable and reasonable and each should be accommodated in balance, without detriment to the others." The population of the mstro- politan area around the Fra- ser River's North Arm is ex- pected to double to more than two million before the end of the century and provision for social as well as economic uses of the river must be made, he says. Close to city Vancouver Mayor Art Phil- lips said in an interview that, as population in the metropoli- tan area grows, it will become increasingly important to pro- vide recreational i pportuni- ties as close to the population centres as possible. "The idea of having to drive many, many miles to get to your recreation areas does not make sense." Officials in nearby Burnaby also feel that part of the North Arm should-be oper.ed to the public but that other parts should be preserved for industry. Currently the tangle of in- dustry, the sawmills, sawdust burners, the hammering of shipyards and the filth of in- dustrial garbage and pollution discourage most people from banging around the riverside. Planner Ron Youngberg says the municipalities, whose inadequate sewage systems often dump raw sewage into the river, must take some of the blame. Garbage plenlful Garbage and floating debris litter the shore in Vancouver and Burnaby and in some places it is evident that the river's edge has been used as a dump for material hauled from demolished buildings. Large areas of the lowlands have been used as dumps for various kinds of garbage. The landscape is brightened by a number of farms growing vegetables in the rich, black soil. Mayor Phillips says Van- couver should follow the lead taken by Burnaby and Rich- mond and rezone to residen- tial-agricultural use the indus- River debris A derelict boat lies abandoned on the shore of the Fraser River near Vancouver. Debris arid industrial.waste is giving concern to city who believe increasing pressure will be exerted on fhe rivmr as recrea- tion area. CAPITOL FURNITURE AUCTION SALE STOCK REDUCTION OF NEW AND USED at HURLBURT'S WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd Ave. S. Uthbridoe, Alberta MONDAY, JUNE llth, 1973 TIME P.M. Both mat sets cash register; 2 new ches. suites; Frigidaire automatic washer and dryer; mangle; odd chain; 2 new chroma tables; gas heater; radio-rec. player; chest of drawer! and vanity dresser; new bedroom luiteu floor lamps; desk; night tables; headboordi; new kitchen odd tables, coffee tables; end tables; new room size rugs; new lamps, end tables and coffee tables. Plus many, many more items too numerous 1o mention VIEWING SUNDAY, JUNE 10th 2 to 4 p m. AND ALL DAY MONDAY TILL SALE TIME FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 1920 2nd AVE. S. LETHBRIDGt AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN Lie. 41 Lie. 45 a trially-zoned land that is not currently in use. Burnaby council has ap- proved a plan which will eventually provide public walkways along a two-mile stretch of the river. Vancou- ver plans a similar walkway and both municipalities hope to accomplish a considerable amount of work on the system in the next 10 years. Saturday, f, 1973 THE LETHSKID9I HEKALD Garden blooms Vegetable garden) flour- ish along the shore of North Arm of the Froser River. Vancouver city coun- cil is considering rezoning to agricultural-residential use land that Is currently zoned industrial. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanlt Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE ...let's repeat some good news Every Homeowner and Renter in Alberta is entitled to receive A PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION IT'S NOW LAW! The Alberta Property Tax, Reduction Act announced by the Premier on a special television program in January, became law May 10, 1973. It is designed to reduce the taxes you pay each year on your property and it recognizes each renter is paying a Property Tax indirectly through his rent. Who Receives This Refund? All owners Jiving in their own home or mobile home in Alberla. AH eligible renters in Alberia. As A Homeowner (Under Age 65) What Is The Minimum I Can Get? Your Total tax or which- ever is the lesser. Where Is The Money Coming From? New Alberta oil and gas policies are bringing additional revenue into the province's general funds. Reducing your property taxes is one way of returning this money In you as an owner ol our oil and gas. RENTERS (Under Age 65] Will receive their ben- clit by way of an INCOME TAX REBATE on their J973 PROVINCIAL Income Tax. Watch for further details. As A Homeowner (Under Age 65) What Is The Maximum I Can Get? Up to S216 of the provincial school requirements as levied by your municipality. BE SURE YOU FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION FORM If I Don't Get An Application Form or Need More Information? Get in touch with your own municipal taxing authority (city, town, etc.) or any office of the Department of Municipal Affairs. Are There Special Privileges for Senior Citizen Homeowners? Yes. If you receive the guaranteed income supplement you will receive a minimum of your total tax or S200 whichever is the lesser. If not, the minimum is your total tax or S100, whichever is the lesser. The maximum is all of the provincial school requirements as levied by your municipality. How Do I Go About Claiming? You have, or will soon receive through the mail, an application for a Homeowners Education Tax Refund. Study it carefully, fill it in, and return the card to your local taxing authority as soon as possible. Are There Special Privileges for Senior Citizen Renters? Yes. If you am fio years of age or over, you can claim the sum o[ immediately. Your application form is available after June 30 in any Treasury Branch, Treasury Sub Agency, Municipal office, or any off- ice of the Department Of Municipal Affairs. It should be sent to: Dept. Of Municipal Affairs, 10363 108 St, EDMONTON, Alberta. (If you live in a nursing home, a senior citizen's home or lodge, you already have the benefit of this renter assistance, because these kinds of accommodation do not have to pay educational taxes.) MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS ;