Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
16 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Friday, March 22, 1974 A County j 5OIf million tightens jfo industry, jobs in 1974 review bylaw Lethbridge County council tightened a possible loophole in its development control byiaw Thursday, prohibiting subdivision of land into parcels less then 160 acres. Coun. Otto Wobick presented the motion, passed in a 4-2 vote, because he said 80-acre plots were being taken out of agricultural production by people wanting country residences in areas not zoned for them. Most country- residence zones in the county are on marginal land. Under previous county regulations, land in areas zoned could be subdivided into 80- acre parcels without county council approval. The Oldman River Regional Planning Commission has authority over subdivision, but is bound to consider county policy. The resolution passed Thursday at a regular council meeting makes agricultural subdivision creating parcels less then 160 acres conditional on a large number of criteria, including approval by the irrigation district, provincial government departments, and, the availability of alternative sites. Reeve Dick Papworth said as long as people wanting country residences can get 80 acres, they won't move out to country-residential zones along the coulees. But Coun. Steve Slemko argued there hasn't been any proof that 80-acre parcels were being taken out of production by people buying them as country-residence sites. He said he could see a policy of restricting subdivision to 160 acres on dryland, but under irrigation, an 80-acre parcel is a viable farming unit. However, council felt the resolution is flexible enough to allow creation of smaller parcels if it could be proven the land would remain in agricultural use. In a related matter, council defeated a motion that would have re-zoned an area southeast of the city to prohibit country-residential subdivision. The land is now zoned to allow low-density subdivision, but the planning commission had asked council to re-zone the areaj permitting only agricultural uses. A main irrigation ditch running through the zone now makes the land unsuitable for fanning because of salinity. But the canal is being moved, meaning the land will become productive. Landowners in the area opposed the zoning change at a public meeting last month. ART DIETRICH DENTURECLINIC DENTAL M-ECHANIC Schwartz Bide 222 5th St. S Phone 328-4095 HERITAGE INTERIOR FLAT LATEX White Can Be Tinted 6 95 Special Gallon PhoiM Paint Dapt. 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON More than million worth on industry should roll into the South this year, creating more than jobs in its wake. The Alberta department of industry and commerce says 116 industrial projects involving billion and jobs should soon be under way in the province. A total of 900 jobs are involved in 15 southeastern Alberta projects costing million. Investment in the petrochemical industry would account for million of that amount, creating 650 permanent jobs. In southwestern Alberta, 12 projects costing million should create 153 additional jobs. The amount is divided equally between the agricultural processing and manufacturing industries. The department survey indicates that industrial investment in Alberta will be used primarily to develop petroleum and petrochemical industry forest products industry million) and manufacturing industry Company Name Location A. Agricultural Products Alberta Poultry Marketers Ltd. Lethbridge Canadian Dressed Meats Ltd. Lethbridge Gainrite Feeds Ltd. Lethbridge I Klemen Kustom Kill Ltd. Taber U.I.D. Cheese Factory Co-operative Assoc. Ltd. Glenwood B. Manufacturing Glascon Industries Ltd. Lethbridge IS Mocoat Industries Okotoks I North Lethbridge Mo-Tires Ltd. Lethbridge Palliser Distillers Ltd. Lethbridge Ritt Metals Ltd. Lethbridge g Sick's Lethbridge Brewery Ltd. Lethbridge S Sunburst Ceramics Ltd. Lethbridge H Wisk Beverage Ltd. Lethbridge A. Agicultural Processing X; :g Alberta Bean Growers Ltd. Bow Island Alberta Linseed Oil Co. Ltd. Medicine Hat Brook's Seed Processors Ltd. Brooks Central Alberta Dairy Pool Bassano Hi-Point Feeds Ltd. Hussar Cooperative Seed Cleaning Assoc. Island Alfalfa Ltd. Lakeside Packers Ltd. Rosemary Cubers Ltd. B. Manufacturing R.L. Crain Ltd. Medicine Hat Hussar Bow Island Brooks Rosemary Duchess Medicine Hat Kustom Koach Alberta Ltd. Medicine Hat Airport C. Petroleum and Petrochemical Products Alberta Gas Chemicals Medicine Hat Allarco Developments Ltd. Medicine Hat Can-Carb Ltd. Medicine Hat Additional Total Employment Capital Type of Created' Cost Project Expansion Of Poultry 40 Processing Plant 0 Expansion of Packing Plant Feed Mill 20 Meat Packing Plant Cheese Factory 5 Fiberglass Products Tanks 7 Wellhead Shelters 5 -12 Tire Retreading Plant Addition of New Warehouse Motor Home Factory Expansion Of 0 million Storage Facilities Expansion Of 50 Ceramic Plant Soft Drink 9 Bottling Plant Bean Processing 6 Plant 10-15 million Feed Plant Seed Processing 12 Cleaning Plant Honey Processing 6 Plant 25 million Feed Mill 7 -10 Seed Cleaning Plant 17 million Alfalfa Dehydrating Plant 54 million Meat Packing Plant Hay Cubing and 15 Dehydrating Plant 48 million Business Forms Trailer Manufacturing 40 50 Plant Current Status Under Construction Proposed Under Construction (completion date S -June, 1974) Proposed 8 Under Construction (completion date -February, 1974) -g Proposed (completion date -Summer, 1974) Under Construction (completion date -January 1974) 8 Under Construction (completion date S -June, 1974) Under Construction (completion date 8 -March, 1974) g Proposed :g Under Construction (completion date -April 1974) Proposed (completion date -Summer, 1974 Under Construction (completion date -Spring, 1974) Proposed (construction to start June, 1974) Under Construction (completion date -March, 1974) S Proposed Under Construction (completion date -March, 1974) Under Construction (completion date g: -September, 1974) Under Construction Proposed Under Construction (completion date -March, 1974) Proposed Proposed W Proposed :g: Under Construction (completion date -August. 1974) Proposed (completion date -1976) g Proposed Proposed g Medicine hat 200 million Fertilizer Plant (completion date -Fall. 1975) g Western Co-Operative Fertilizers Industries 70 million Methanol Plant Ammonia-Urea 340 million Plant 42 million Carbon Black Plant FURNACES (IN STOCK) SHEET METAL WORK POWER HUMIDIFIERS AIR CONDITIONING tlmtmtmmmmtimm MCM MmfSTnlM 2214-43rd StS. PhMM 327-S616 'Union should honor contract' A resolution to support re- opening hospital wage agreements because of unforeseen inflation was referred back to the resolutions committee Thursday by delegates to the Canadian Union of Public Employees Alberta divisional convention. The committee had recommended non- concurrence with the resolution, submitted by the local representing Calgary Crossbow Hospital employees. ORBIT POWER High Torque Slow Speed Power.... aaf CaafaViavaaf ta aaaaaal 4aaB tfBflUi akiA LfMI Win rfWIr MlaWl laWIMi M I OLIVER Miutriil Supply Ltd. 23f-36 St North Phona 327-1571 Alec Kromm. chairman of the committee, told delegates the province's hospital employees could have asked for a cost-of-living clause when they signed the agreement. CUPE locals signed agreements and expected public authorities to live up to them, he said. Employees could not go back because it suited them. He was supported by Denise Kent, a delegate from the Edmonton civic inside workers' local. She said opening one part of a contract opened the rest of it to revision, which could lead to complicated situations. She also said a contract was morally as well as legally binding, and unions should stick by their contracts. BERGMAN'S ri9wl vVIP IINJa SUES AND Bf DON BERGMAN (Mtpjm. 32S-VI72 Orlando Campo. a CUPE field representative from Calgary, said contracts in other areas were being opened, and strikes were even occurring with agreements in force. The province was holding talks with Alberta liquor board employees by the Civil Service Association even though their contract was still in force, he said. Charles Mellon, secretary- treasurer of the hospital employees' committee and president of the Calgary General Hospital employees' local, said the workers had already fallen 5 per cent behind in the race with inflation. The agreement was signed last summer, he said. Mr. Mellon said later in an interview neither labor nor management could foresee the "firestorm" of inflation when the agreement was signed. He said referral gave the resolution a second chance to appear, perhaps in an amended form. If (he non- concurrence motion had passed, it would have killed the resolution. Mr. Mellon also said hospital employees were becoming more militant and was deserved By LYNNE VAN LUVEN "All them nice folks out there applaudin" is the way one of the lesser characters in "Kiss Me Kate" describes the audience. Well, in Lethbridge Collegiate Institute's 'them nice folks' should find good reason to applaud. as well as cause enough to laugh a little in this season of reluctant spring. Simply put, the LCI students did a good job of "Kiss Me Kate" Thursday night before an almost full house at the Yates. Better actors than singers though most of the cast were, the LCI adaptation of Cole Porter's brpadway play is an enjoyable evening's entertainment. One might only wish the play could be reigned into a two-hour context: the muted shufflings and bumps of scene-changing seem to take somewhat longer than desirable. Although Nancy Grigg and Jim Robinson gave well-matched and strong performances as the star-crossed lovers Lilli Vanessi and Fred Graham, four of the minor characters nearly stole the show. Pat and Randy Van Zwol provided an inspired bit of teamwork as the two garrulous gunmen who enter backstage to collect their boss' gambling dues and remain onstage to add their bit of slapstick to the 'play within the play' Taming of the Worth the admission alone was their waggish, priceless "Brush up on your Shakespeare" song-dance routine. And that song and dance routine brings us to the other pair of charmers, the two charladies, played to just the right nuance by Sharon Clarke and Diane Rittenhouse. The ladies' unwitting intrusion into the gunmen's dance number, as well as their "philosophical" scene at the end of act one were perfectly done. Oelani Spackman and Doug Humphreys as the secondary romantic interest in "Kiss Me Kate" gave somewhat eneven performances with Miss Spackman being a more mobile actress than her Her rendition o "True To You In My Fashion" was her best scene of the evening. In other musical numbers, Miss Grigg was particularly good in "I Hate (we believed she did indeed) and Mr. Robinson was convincingly robust and rapscallion in "The Life That Late I And, strange as it seemed, it was all too true: nobody seemed quite able to sing "Strange Dear, But True" in any approximation of the song's normal tone. The LCI troupe did well by the scenes from Shakespeare interwoven throughout Special praise is due Mr. Robinson's qf Petruchio. As both 'regular' actors and members of the Shakespearian entourage, the supporting cast did a good job. Costumes for the scenes from "The Shrew' were striking. "Kiss Me Kate" continues at the Yates tonight and Saturday. CLC needs reforming, says CUPE president By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer The Canadian Labor Congress (CLC) must be brought "into line with the the president of the Alberta division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees said Thursday in Lethbridge. Les Hewson of Red Deer, said in his report to the division's annual convention the next three months may be the most critical in CUPE's history. "We must assert ourselves in bringing about change in the he said. He also told the 172 delegates CUPE must be prepared to offer assistance and guidance to the Civil Service Association and persuade it to be more active as a trade union. Mr. Hewson later said in an interview CUPE feels the CLC is not evolving as fast as society. Some leaders are approaching retirement age, Union debates death penalty A hot debate on the death penalty arose Thursday at the Alberta divisional convention of the Canadian Union of Public Employees referred a pro hanging resolution back to the resolutions committee. The resolution said the increase in crime required the restoration of capital punishment for murder and severe penalties for robbery, rape and other major crimes. Alec Kromm. chairman of the resolutions committee, said the committee had recommended non concurrence because it was an emotional subject to bring up at a time when there was already division in the labor movement. Denise Kent, a delegate from the Edmonton civic employees' inside local, said delegates represented their locals. "If we can't state our feelings on this, how can we demand changes in any other Bob Butcher, from the same local said the death penalty was a deterrent to crime, since no executed murderer had ever repeated his crime. CUFF BLACK, SUCK DENTAL LAI INSURANCE WaCanSavsYou 9 t Momy S S SEE US SOON! FORSTfR rot M. s. Wwnt 327-3793 and still act on the basis of their experience as rank-and- file or local leaders. CUPE and several other large unions had formed a "reform caucus" within the congress, he said. It would advance reform resolutions and younger candidates for CLC office at the congress's convention in Vancouver in May. Grace Hartman, national secretary treasurer of CUPE, said in an interview last year's national convention had resolved to consider withdrawal from CLC if no reform could be achieved. Mr. Hewson said the caucus would nominate Shirley Carr, general vice president of CUPE, as executive vice president of the CLC, one of four full time executive positions. Other unions in the reform caucus included the auto workers, postal workers, railway men and the Public Service Alliance of Canada he said. The divisional president also said CUPE was encouraging the CSA to make the transition from an association to a trade union. "We're suggesting to them they take a full part as a trade he said. He said CUPE was offering help, not raiding for members, but would provide an alternative" if they want to (become a union) but can't do it themselves." "They can't hide behind the fact they work for the Crown to say they can't take political said Mr. Hewson, "Political action doesn't mean politics. It means keeping people .informed of what's going on." Mrs. Hartman said she hoped civil service associations across the country would form a strong federation to play the part AKROYD'S PLUMBING. HEATING AMD QASnniNQ SpccM lor Minor l964Volkawagan Station Wagon Motor 1973 T 3 Toyota Exlra clean. 1968 Volkswagen Daluxa 1965 Volkswagtn Daluxa Low ton Pri RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI I32S-4SM 3rd Am and 1Mb St S. acted by CUPE in local government and PSAC in federal government. She said another major problem facing CUPE at the national level was hospital workers' contracts. A resolution supporting re- opening hospital wage contracts was referred back to the resolutions committee at the Alberta convention, but CUPE hospital workers in New Brunswick wanted a raise, she said. They were in the middle of a two-year contract. Workers in Toronto were negotiating, she said, and the rest of Ontario was considering the problem. Mrs. Hartman said the problem was that hospital employees were the lowest paid CUPE members, and the first to be hit by inflation. Women, environment meet set A public meeting will be held at p.m. March 26 at the Civic Spurts Centre on "Women and the Environment." The meeting, one of eight in the province, will be part of a research study funded by an grant from the Alberta Environmental Research Trust. It is intended to enable women .to participate in environmental planning. FOX DENTURE CLINIC ESI. 1922 PHONE U7-CM5 E. 8. P. FOX. C.O.M. 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