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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, March 4, 1974 THE LETHBRIOQE HERALD 19 East Kootenay council approves Wycliffe grant CRANBROOK (Special) The Regional District of East Kootenay has approved a grant to the Wycliffe Exhibition Association to install water and sanitation facilities at the Wycliffe Exhibition Park. Jim Dalton of Cranbrook said another agricultural grant will come through now that the RDEK has confirmed its grant. That made it a good investment, said director Tom Hutchison of Invermere, who seconded Cranbrook Aid. 'Ron Powell's resolution to give the money. Said Mr. Powell: "If other parks are developed this way, it's a good way to do it because of all the people involvement." The Wycliffe Exhibition Association is comprised of the Kootenay Light Horse Association, Rocky Mountain Riders, Maverick Riding Club, Pine Ridge Roping Club, Farmers' Institute, Wycliffe Community Club and Interior Diesel of Cranbrook. The association leases its site from the RDEK and runs it under what administrator Frank Bertoia called "a very tightly controlled five-year lease." Although Mr. Dalton also asked for an extension of the lease to 25 years, the board decided to stay with the five- year term, in order to avoid having to involve the minister of recreation and conservation Mr. Dalton said health authorities had told his group that a better concession facility would have to be built, as well as proper toilet facilities to accommodate the crowds that attend the numerous events. The the group was given under an LIP grant earlier this year will go to more fencing and other upgrading work. In the 26 months the organization has been on the grounds, it has cleaned up the site; installed a show ring, corrals, an administration building and more than 200 holding pens; made arrangements fo. improvement of the highway entrance; built a parking lot; and installed and maintained power. It did the work with two LIP grants, totalling and through membership fees. This year, a podium building will also be built. "We can do more with the money than you said Mr. Dalton, referring to the volunteer labor that the association can raise to do the work. Directors also noted that the improvements go to their own property. Mayor Vern Uphill of Fernie, chairman of the finance committee, and Lloyd Phillips of Area A, the Elk valley, opposed the resolution. Mayor Uphill said earlier in the meeting that such requests should be considered first by the finance committee Directors decided not to wait, because the other grant, contingent on theirs, had to be arranged before the end of the month Mr. Bertoia, who said the amount is not in the budget, was unable to say at the meeting where he will find the funds Gov't help sought Rampaging logging trucks worry lake road users Three hit the road Three domesticated geese, after making sure Herald photo- grapher Elwood Ferguson knew who was boss and that he should stay in his car, make their way along a rural road just north of Magrath. By the swagger of their walk and plumpness of their bodies, they feel they are walking to market for the day's provisions but a roaster will be their final resting place. EK zoning restrictions can make life miserable Well-know agent retires in Crowsnest CRANBROOK (Special) Zoning regulations can make life miserable, the Regional District of East Kootenay directors agreed recently. The consensus was that there should be some way to deal with an individual caught unreasonably in a zoning Firemen's pay raised PINCHER CREEK _ (Special) Town council has granted a pay increase to Fire Chief Archie Petrone and his 20 firemen. At present Fire Chief Petrone receives per year and the men This will now be increased by per year bringing the chief to and men annually. The mayor said the raise is justified as they are providing a "very efficient service to the town and district." transition. RDEK directors say that too often there are individuals who end up either non- conforming or unable to do what they had planned when a zoning bylaw comes into force "Subdividers are in the business, they're okay. But there are individuals who should, in the name of justifi- able government, get some said Frank Bertoia. administrator, to the RDEK board. The board resolved to approach the department or municipal affairs and the attorney general for help for people whose building applications were caught up in the implementation of a zon- ing bylaw. Two young men appeared as delegates at the meeting who exactly fitted the definition of the kind of people about whom the board is concerned. Jack Webb of Cranbrook described how he had bought a lot some time ago. By the time he went to get a building permit, his lot was zoned A2, or non-urban, with the smallest lot 20 acres Even if he were to try to build a "farm he would face the requirement of giving 100 feet between the building and the edge of the lot. His lot, like some seven others in the same subdivision, is just over 100 feet in size. B. Macintosh of Radium told the board of buying a lot and putting a small mobile home on it. It is 1C.7 acres. Now. with two children and another on the way, there is insufficient room in the mobile home, but Mr. Macintosh can't, under present zoning, build a home in the non-urban A2 area. "I really just want to replace one home for he said. Directors discussed the dilemma such people can face and also the dangers of setting precedents by rezoning many small parcels. CROWSNEST (CNP Bureau) Anthony Feregotto, CP Rail agent here since 1957, has retired. He is a well-known Crowsnest Pass ball player, having gained local recognition as a Softball pitcher on Coleman, Fernie and Vancouver teams. He was a member of the old Vagabonds team that was well known throughout Southern Alberta and British Columbia. Born in northern Italy in 1911, he came to this country in 1927, settling at Coleman where he worked at the International Mine. He went to the CPR in 1937 as a coal sampler and worked in Blairmore at this occupation until 1957 when the mines shut down. He then worked in the CPR mechanical department at Crowsnest until his retirement. Mr. Feregotto married Meda Sherring of Frank in 1939 and they have two sons, Tony William of Coleman, and Rocky at Fernie, B.C. They have two grandchildren. He also made a name for himself in the pool world being one of the local "greats" in snooker and billiards. He still holds the honor of having made the highest snooker break in the Crowsnest Pass, 109 points. CRANBROOK (Special) The Regional District of East Kootenay will ask the provincial department of highways to upgrade the St Mary's Lake road. Residents in the area complained to the RDEK that logging trucks on the road are a hazard Thirteen residents signed a petition saying "irresponsible driving tactics have got to be stopped." But RDEK chairman Vince Downey feels many people think the trucks can stop on a dime. "The drivers have very little control of these trucks going downhill on mountain roads." One resident's car was hit and wrecked by a logging truck; die school bus has been forced off the road by trucks and "numerous other residents have suffered the same says the petition. "These logging trucks are driving at speeds beyond safety, because of the narrow, crooked roads, the blind corners and the icy road conditions "These trucks drive in the centre of the road, leaving no room for another vehicle They pass the school bus when it is loading or unloading; they cut blind comers, pass on curves or corners where vision is very says the petition. The residents are asking again" for school bus stop signs, speed limit signs and police patrol to "control the total disregard these logging trucks show for all other vehicles." Work by Crestbrook Forest Industries on a logging road on the other side of the river was halted when the Purcell study started and a freeze went into effect. Its construction would alleviate the truck problem on the St. Mary's road, but no one yet what will happen. The Herald- District FOOD FAIR MARCH 12 COALDALE (HNS) The annual International Food Fair, sponsored by the Coaldale Home and School Association, will be held March 12, not March 11, as reported in The Herald Friday. Viewing of food will be from 7 to 7 30 p m A program will follow. Taber retailers form committee Taber musicians busy Be sure to attend South Alberta's BIG SHOW AG-FXPO yn inMiccmy MARCF I b.vml TABER (HNS) Bands and choruses of the W. R. Myers Junior Senior High School have been busy since the first of the year giving concerts and preparing for the upcoming Music for Many concert. It will be a condensed version of a non-competitive music festival. Recently the Taber Community Band, led by Myers music director N. Milton Iverson, took part in a concert in the Vauxhall High School, sponsored by the Viking High School Band, under the direction of Robert Dick. The Taber Community Band has been in operation for three years, and is made up of adults from the town and area. One group comes to Taber from Burdett to attend the Tuesday evening practice sessions and concerts. TABER (HNS) Thirty- eight retail merchants in the Taber Businessmen's Association have formed their own Taber retail merchants committee within the association. At a recent TEA meeting, members voted to "form a Clean-up begins today COALHURST (HNS) A clean-up campaign was to begin here and in other Lethbridge County 26 centres today. It will be held in Turin, Iron Springs. Shaughnessy. Diamond City. Monarch, Hardieville, Fairview and the Rollag subdivision It will continue until March 15. The County of Lethbridge is seeking the co-operation of residents in the clean-up Removal of old car bodies, old cement blocks, dead trees and old buildings is sought committee of retail merchants within the association to deal with business pertaining to the retail merchants." It is expected that this business- will pertain almost exclusively to retail store hours. The retail merchants committee will be headed by Ivan Wright Already the committee has delved into the problem of shopping hours It will circulate among its members a questionnaire offering a combination of alternative hours. Should there be a vote required on changing hours, the decision will be based on a simple majority. On the subject of retail hours, town councillor Dennis Turin advised the meeting thatxouncil "will accept the TBA's recommendations" on retail hours "if there is an honest vote one in which those directly involved are the ones who have the say." The meeting also considered the possibility of procuring Canadian-made souvenirs to sell locally, with proceeds going to the TEA FARM TRUCK TIRE SALE PLAIN GRIP NO ADMISSION CHARGE Mil run Seed Competition Display Nutrition Displays Livestock Display Short Courses Giant Farm Machinery Show MARCH 5.6-7-8-9 LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION COMPLEX 10 I.M. to 10 P.M. Daily I Displays from all Types of Business and Govern- ment Departments Indoor Auction Sale March 9, 12 Noon District calendar The Barons-Eureka Health Unit is sponsoring the following infant and pre- school clinics: CcaUnrst, Tuesday, March 5, in the Coalhurst High School from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m Taber, Tnesdav. March 5. in the Health Unit Office, in the Administration Building, from 10 am to 12 noon and to 4 p m. Barawell, Wednesday. March 6, in the school from 1 to 3 p.m Iron Sprligs, Wednesday. March 6. in the school from to p.m.. 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