Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, Junt 28, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGt HtRALD Taber water expansion approved TABER (HNS) Taber town council has approved a water supply expansion program costing between and million. Council will enter into an agreement with senior governments which calls for a sharing of costs on a 50-50 basis. The approved program provides for the construction of a 200 million gallon storage reservoir on lease land about five miles southwest of Taber. from which water supplied from the irrigation system will be moved by pump and gravity to the existing 135 million gallon twin reservoirs at the town's south side pumping station. A proposed additional 100 million gallon storage reservoir at the treatment planted will not be needed. The program includes expansion of the treatment plant to double its filtering capacity, and a one million gallon clear water storage. The plant will be 90 per cent automated reducing supervision requirements. Council's action followed a presentation by engineering consultant Bent N. Madsen consultants Reid Crowther Hie Herald District WE HAVE MOVED To serve you better we have moved to larger premises located at 614-35th Street North MCLEAN MOVING LTD. "YOUR NORTH AMERICAN VAN LINES AGENTS- PHONE 327-3146 NOTICE! to all potential gas customers in the TRIPLE W NATURAL GAS CO-OP LIMITED Effective August 1, 1974 for all rural customers the penalty for late contract signing, as stated by the Government of Alberta in the Rural Gas policy will take effect. For those persons in towns, villages and hamlets, there will be a 10% surcharge placed on any contracts signed after the August 1, 1974 date. This Co-op wishes to advise all those who wish gas and have not to date signed contracts to contact the Secretary, Box 115, Wrentham, Alberta or phone 222- 2237. and Partners of Calgary. Five alternate proposals for improving the water supply were outlined. These included the use of water from the Chin reservoir 12 miles south, which was found to be too expensive for present needs, and renovation of the river f umping station to deliver raw water to reservoirs at the treatment plant. The accepted storage site would be expandable in two stages up to two million gallons as required by future demands of the town. The existing filtration plant is now a bottleneck in the water supply system. Council directed that early action be taken on this phase of the program so that 1975 needs can be handled. Water from the old river plant has been used to augment the south side plant's output. It is an expensive procedure due to filtration and chemical costs to clean up the dirty water. Mr. Madsen told the council that the second and third phases of the water supply and storage program could meet the needs of Taber's industry for many years to come. The South In short New Dayton church bids reverend farewell NEW DAYTON (HNS) The United Church congregation recently held a pot luck supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Skeith as a farewell to Rev. Charles Vickerson. He is leaving this charge and plans to attend the World Congress on Evangelism at Zurich, Switzerland, in July. The new minister for the Milk River New Dayton Coutts charge is Rev. Paul Shaw of Wolfville, N S. Taber council sells city property TABER (HNS) The sale of 2.27 acres of industrial land to Calgary Power Ltd. for has been approved by town council. The land, to be used for supplies and equipment storage, extends between 52nd and 54th avenues and between the lane east of 57th St. and the Diamond "S" property which will be extended 65 feet westward. These transactions require the closure of 58th St. between the two avenues 58th St. will therefore dead end at 54th Ave. instead of 52nd. Council also approved the sale of a 50 foot building site at 47th Ave. and 53rd St. to Adamix Concrete and Construction at for the erection of a residence. Cranbrook alderman quits stay clean D'ARCY RICKARD photo Dust pollution form the Coleman Colleries tipple and mine yard forces Mrs. Victor Siska of lower west Coleman to wash her family's clothes two to three times per week, she said. Her home is located about 300 yards from the tipple and yard. Sidewalks are al- ways black in the morning, she said. Suds to flow at Kimberley fete The residents of Kimberley, B.C., are planning to kick over the traces July 19. 20 and 21 at Julyfest '74, billed as the British Columbia Interior's largest beer festival. The Julyfest is the same as the Munich Oktoberfest, only it's in July, says Chris Garnham, general manager of the Kimberley Bavarian Society. In addition to the beer, the festival will feature Bavarian bands and dancers, Bavarian food, balloon rides, tours of Cominco's lead and zinc mine and a vintage aircraft dogfight over the town. Mr. Garnham says the idea of a Bavarian festival took hold about a year and a half ago. Kimberley was a dying mining town and industrial development hadn't come off. Tourism was suggested as an alternate, and the town pulled itself up by the bootstraps, with no provincial assistance, he says. The Bavarian Society began in the Chamber of Commerce, which drafted everyone else in town, he says. Two downtown blocks were CRANBROOK (Special) Aid. Dave Stefanuk, who topped the polls in his first try at city office in 1972, has resigned effective July 12. The sixth council seat will remain vacant until the November municipal elections. Mr. Stefanuk is also city representative for the East Kootenay Recreation Association. He cited an imminent appointment to the permanant city Taber School fire department staff as the reason for quitting. He served many years as a volunteer firefighter and ambulance driver. For several years he was manager of the Guido store on South Van Home but sold his interest prior to seeking council office. elections to Old bawdy house is subject of Cranbrook revue By NANCY MILES Special Correspondent CRANBROOK An "in joke" of Fort Steele's roaring 1890s. the sedate two storey lace curtained Tin House across the Kootenay River from Fort Steele provides the story line for Tink Robinson's 1974 revue at the Wild Horse Opera House at the sprawling museum fort. Neatly painted peach and cream sheathing imitating stone blocks and sheltered modestly in a grove of trees, the house of ill repute lives again in the opera house. In those days embarrassed parents would try to explain to their curious children that all the women who lived- there taught music and made dresses. In the new revue it becomes a "finishing school" with the curious Fort Steele newcomers a priin and proper teacher and an amply curved chatelaine for the school and a travelling salesman from Quebec wondering what the institution really stands for. They are played by Jennifer Higgin, George Lafleche, Ken Irwm and Lorraine Butler. Judy Armstrong supports husband Tink Robinson in a variety of roles. H opened recently to an invitation audience that included Provincial Secretary Ernest Hall and his deputy, L. J Wallace. Fort Steele Historic Sites Advisory board chairman. They may have missed the nuances but the mostly local audience not. The house is long gone but its history lingers on. The show will play twice a dav through Labor Dav. The steam railway and daily coach rides have resumed, the dining room and museum are open, and the restored village is attracting scores of interested visitors- Last year's 270.000 attendance count will likely be exceeded this summer. be Oct. 16 TABER (HNS) The general elections for the Taber separate school district will be conducted, as in past years, in conjunction with the Town of Taber elections Oct. 16 on a. cost-sharing basis. Taber school division is conducting its own elections on the same day. Nomination day for all is Sept. 18. VARIETY OF SHAPES The sassafras or mitten tree produces leaves of three or four different patterns, all on the same tree. UNO DEVELOPERS RANCH MANAGEMENT "ANTIQUES" 2000 Acre Crack Area 1100 Acre Ana Town Lois BarbcrShop in Pmcher Creek If rust is a problem, Tremclad is a solution. 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