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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, June 15, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-21 Taber cuts municipal levy 16 per TAKER (HNS) The Tabor Municipal District council has lowered its municipal tax rate by 16 per cent Irorn last year, reducing municipal expenditures from 21.4 mills to 18 mills based on a total taxable assessment of Having not received a confirmed figure for equalized assessment, the council was unable to finalize its estimates of revenue and expenditure. However, excluding School Foundation Program and supplementary school requisitions, the MD will spend this year some as compared with for 1973. All school requisitions are collected and transmitted in entirity to the school authorities, thus not The Herald' District influencing the remainder of the budget. Comparative mill rates for various requisitioning authorities for 1974 and 1973 (in are: health unit 0.6 Taber Foundation senior citizens' home 1.3 agricultural service board 1.7 fire protection No.. 1, 1.5 fire protection No. 2, 1.0 and municipal needs 180 Ratepayers in fire protection area one south of the Oldman River will pay, exclusive of school taxes, 23.1 mills as compared with 25.8 last year. The reduction of 2.7 mills represents a 10.5 per cent reduction in municipal spending. For fire protection area two north of the river, the rates are 22.6 (25.2) showing the same 2.7 mills reduction from last year. Finalization of the budget awaits confirmation of the equalized assessment, and final budget approval will be given at the council's July 10 meeting. The MD has been advised by Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell the MD will collect and pay all School Foundation Program assessments except for residential property in hamlets. As in the past, ratepayers living outside the hamlets will have to make application for the homeowners refund grant representing the School Foundation Program assessment. The council has planned a balanced budget, provincial grants now increased allowing for the mill rate reduction Taber Contract awarded for bridge over Bow TABER (HNS) The Taber Municipal District council learned this week from district highways engineer Joe Glowach of Lethbridge that the department of highways has awarded a contract to Remington Construction of Cardston for the installation of a bridge on the Bow River between Hays and Rolling Hills. Construction is to start Aug. 1. bv which time the Taber MD is to have completed the south bridge approach. The north approach, being outside the Taber MD, is the responsibility of the County of Newell. The bridge approach is included in the 1974 budget. Engineering design for the bridge and approaches has been done by the department of highways and transport office at Medicine Hat. Council was also advised that the 1974 road grant will be down from the 1973 grant by some However, a special road oiling grant of more than compensates for the reduction. The special grant will cover the road oil required during the year which will be purchased by the department for the municipality. Thirdly, council learned that the department will not approve a March request that the government continue the Crowsnest CFCN project nearly ready COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) The rebroadcasting equipment to be erected on Bluff Mountain near Blairmore, for better CFCN- TV reception in the Crowsnest Pass, has arrived and will be set up soon. Ron Norquist. engineer for the Calgary television station, says more equipment is yet to arrive. The rebroadcasting station could be erected at the end of this month. Coleman will provide a small building to house the equipment. Arrangements are being made by CFCN for a helicopter lift service from Cranbrook to fly the towers, equipment and building (in sections) to the top of the mountain. A cement base will also be constructed with the cement to be hauled up in barrels via "copter service. Coleman has already contracted construction of the building in order that the station is erected without delay. When completed the station will rebroadcast CFCN to all1 towns in the Crowsnest Pass.> Crowsnest Pass. Coleman Elks, in co operation with the Town of Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON OECOUX, Resident Rep.. 562-2149 Coleman and the light and water company, is sponsoring and paying for the rebroadcast unit. Arrangements for power to the station is being completed with Calgary Power. Fire chasers 'dangerous' COALDALE (HNS) Town councillors say the public must be educated not to rush to the scene of disasters here. Council also discussed "excessive speeding'' by fire and ambulance drivers. Councillors say this is "unnecessary and dangerous." WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 Day Thursday, June 20th 516-3rd AVENUE SOUTH Next Door to Bank of Montreal PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION NOTICE OF NOMINATING MEETING PLACE: Kate Andrews High School, Coaldale DATE: Tuesday, June p.m. PURPOSE OF MEETING: To nominate a candi- date to represent the Progressive Conservative Party in the Provincial Constitu- ency in the next Provincial Election. Any person seeking the Progressive Conservative nomination in the constituency must notify the president or the regional director in writing of his or her intention so to do not later than 48 hours prior to the hour for which the nomination meeting has been called and such notification shall be duly signed by the person seeking nomination and shall be verified by 10 members of the association. GUEST SPEAKER: The Premier or a Cabinet Minister _________Everybody Welcome Candidate James Green, 53, is the Social Credit Party's choice to contest the Crowfoot constituency north of Lethbridge in the July 8 federal election. Mr. Green, now a realtor, is president of the Crow- foot Socred constituency association and secre- tary-treasurer of the pro- vincial Bow Valley asso- ciation. He was born at Brooks, served in the RCAF in the Second World War, has farmed at Duch- ess. Alberta and served as a partsman with the County of Newell. Mis campaign headquarters number in Brooks is 362-4450. He came third m the 1972 federal election with 1.768 votes. paving of district roads commenced by the MD over recent years. Department chief engineer R. H. Cronkhite indicated that priorities have not been set for the 1975 program. Early June unseasonally hot weather in the upper 80s has taxed the town's water treatment plant to over capacity. Utilities superintendent Dave Sinclair says that about two million gallons of domestic water per day has been going through .the plant which is designed for about 1.5 million. Treatment plant expansion is on the drawing boards. Canadian Sugar Factories Ltd. will host delegates of the Beet Sugar Development Foundation here July 9. Foundation vice president John W. Hall, company general agricultural superintendent, says that the group will meet at the local plant at 9 a.m. Following meetings and inspection of the factory and agricultural research projects, the the party will lunch at the new Heritage Motor Hotel. In the afternoon, the visitors from beet growing areas across the continent will view sugar beet culture as it is practised on farms in the districts between Taber and Lethbridge. As a feature of the Alberta RCMP century celebrations, the famed RCMP band will perform here either Nov. 4. 5 or 6 at the Taber Centre auditorium. Hosting the band will be the VV. R. Myers High School bands organizations, with the parents' association supporting the project. One of the requirements for the engagement is overnight accommodation for 50 to 55 band personnel. Director of music N. Milton Everson says the band, under the direction of bandmaster Bramwell Smith, will be an experience for those attending. Just checking Dairyman Peter Hofer of the Granum Hutterite Colony checks one of three one-quarter mile sprinkler irrigation lines that are fed by gravity flow from a huge earth dam. They were aided by the PFRA. This field of broom grass and alfalfa is one mile from the dam. There are no pumps and the pressure is 50 pounds. One returning officer By NANCY MILES Special Correspondent CRANBROOK Okanagan Kootenay constituency returning officer C. A. Kahlback of Vernon has refused to appoint a second returning officer for the eastern half of this sprawling constituency. Party officials have been told by the chief electoral officer in Ottawa that a second Okanagan Kootenay constitency returning officer will be named. The single returning officer resides at Vernon, about 400 miles from the urban areas of East Kootenay. Mr. Kahlback is quoted by both Liberal and Conservative campaign committees as considering the additional officer unnecessary- I District I I calendar The Nobleford community will hold a shower to honor Carolyn Navratil at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the basement of the Christian Reformed Church A golf tournament will be held at the Fort Macleod GoJf Course June 29 with a horse show sponsored by the Midnight Riders 4-H Club the same day. ANYTHING FIBREGLAS we can REPAIR at Jim McQuarrie Manager WESCAN CAR TOP Courts Highway Bus. 328-4676 328-4589 ABLE IRRIGATION LTD. Consultants Designers Distributors Sales Service Installations Hinffini All MAKES of SprinkJia and Hrtitri EfBipmtBt (y tfl CiTI 0r Writt for yrar md Tnf Muff Member Phone 482-2774 482-1143 fmmn miwm No. 208.10235-124 Strett. Edmonton. Altl. Engineer nominated by Kootenay Socreds CRANBROOK (Special) The federal Social Credit Okanagan Kootenay constituency nominating convention at Vernon recently filled out the four party roster for the July 8 federal election. Dr. Helmut Fandrich, 38, professional engineer, was the unanimous convention choice when two other nominees withdrew their names. The candidate grew up in Vernon where he had his early education and became involved in Social Credit affairs. He is at present a consulting engineer with Vancouver headquarters which he says he intends to transfer back to Vernon. Already nominated are Howard Johnston. Vernon teacher and former member of Parliament before redistribution, making his second bid for the seat as Progressive Conservative; Harry Singh, Revelstoke school teacher for Liberals: and contractor Peter Maksilovich of Salmon Arm for NDP. DERICK GREGORY (RICK) ANDERSON graduated from the University of Alberta on May 30th with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree Rick is the son of Mr and Mrs Heber Ander- son of Barnwell. and the grand- son of Mr. and Mrs Irvin A Anderson of Barnwell and Mr and Mrs William Riley of Leth- bridge Rick and his wife Lee Ann and two children Erin. 3. and Joseph. 1, have taken up resi- dence in Bow Island where he has assumed his new duties as manager of the Bow Island Drug Store COMPLETE HOMEOWNERS' INSURANCE AT LOWER RATES HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 1201 -3rd Ave.S. Phone 328-7777 ABSTAINER'S INSURANCE COMPANY The only Canadian Company providing automobile and fire inturance exclusively to abstainers. HAIL INSURANCE PAYS Coverage to per acre in all areas. Harvesting allowance on losses over Fire coverage on insured crops. Free cancellation up to June 26. An unbroken record of satis- factory loss adjustments. An Alberta-based company and all Alberta adjusters. RECORD REFUND ON 1973 PREMIUMS 35% to non-claimants 15% to claimants h INSURE WITH CONFIDENCE 75% of Alberta farmers who insure against hail, get it from the Corporation. Landlords insure your crop share and cover your taxes and expenses. ALBERTA HAIL CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION INSURE TODAY- SEE OUR HAIL AGENT NOW! J. A. Buchin Insurance Agency Champion, Alberta Pnont 897-3747 Kreeft Agencies Ltd. Bow Island, Alberta Phone Bus. 545-2252 Res. 833-3836 Dean Cofell Tempest, Alberta Phone Bus. 345-3875 Res. 345-3481 I I I EVERYTHING MUST GO ALL SALES FINAL RENAISSANCE IMPORTS CENTRE VILLAGE MALL LETHBRIDGE ;