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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, March LETHBRIDQE Hot off production line Safeway Shelter These units Systems are lined Ltd. up mobile homes await shipment, near the firm's plant at Claresholm Industrial Airport. Blairmore council briefs Snow removal plagues 'Pass BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Town council is faced with mounting snow removal costs and problems This week town crews have been hauling snows away and dumping it along the banks of the Crowsnest River But there is no room left. Snow is piled high on street corners It is creating a hazard for cars and trucks Town foreman John Gibos advised that crews are doing their utmost to find places to dump the excessive snow and clear alleys Mr. Gibos reported the town's newly acquired garbage packer is working well and is already saving the town many man-hours and trips to the nuisance grounds. Marathon Realty has indicated it wants to subdivide property on the south side of The South In short Budget slows pool progress CLARESHOLM (HNS) The Claresholm and district recreation board hopes to open its swimming pool by May 24 However, the budget will not permit this, unless more money can be found. An operating loss of i was experienced last year as users' fees only amounted to The town council has set a ceiling of 7.5 per cent for increased expenditures from last year The recreation board must stay within its budget of Inquest scheduled TABER (HNS) RCMP at Taber have announced there will be an inquest into the death earlier this month of Wayne Gustum of Taber on Highway 3 about three miles east of Taber on Highway 3. Mr. Gustum was killed when the pickup truck he was operating was in collision with a stalled vehicle on the shoulder of the highway. The truck burned following the collision Migrant centre word awaited COALDALE (HNS) The Coaldale Drop-In Centre for native migrant labor is awaiting approval from the provincial government. Coaldale town council gave ,its approval some time ago. The intent is to commence May 15 and to continue the centre for about two months during the peak sugar beet thinnmng season. The advisory committee for the centre has decided that the Coaldale Scout Hall will be the location. Town faces requisition COALDALE (HNS) The town may be faced with a requisition from the Green Acres Foundation for about for 1974. The amount will be to cover an estimated deficit for the coming year. The amount is expected to be known by the end of March. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-CIBCUUmON-JOIPIHPmNe VEMHON DECOUX, nnlftnl tap., tHlnnon M2-214I Report your news to The Lethbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area BARNWELL MRS WAL7EHGWGOR 223-8121 BLACKIE MRS JIM MONTGOMERY 684-3380 BOW ISLAND MRS O ROBERTSON 545-2192 MRS AUCE SCHAUFEUE (SPl 545-2127 BARONS JUNECOWlE CARDSTON MRS NORMAHUU. 653-2054 CARMANOAY MRS A T SHUMAKER 643-2129 Contact ptopto lor your DMrtet NcmorCt Highway 3 and main street into seven parcels of land for industrial purposes. The town indicated it has no objection to the subdivision of the land but want to know what Marathon plans to do with the parcels. Council authorized the town foreman to proceed with the development of 20 lots in southeast Blairmore and to look at further development of another 15 lots in this area. It was estimated the cost to bring in water, sewer, power and rough out a road would be about Persons operating "honeywagons" will no longer be allowed to dump raw sewage at the Blairmore nuisance grounds Council is looking into the cost of installing a sewage dumping depot in town that would service transient trailers and other units Council will enquire to the provincial apprenticeship board for regulations regarding hiring an apprentice electricician lineman The police report showed that during February there was one break and entry; one attempted break and entry; two minor thefts; one assault case, one threat to do bodily harm, five auto vehicle accidents and 22 traffic tickets issued. A letter from Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne was received thanking the town for its support of the proposed location of the highway A meeting will be held here in the near future when discussions will be held regarding the proposed route of the highway. A seminar by the Alberta Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission will be held at the Turtle Mountain Hotel starting at 9 a m. April 9. A motion was made that tenders for this summer's paving program be called so that work can be started early in the season. Council will look into the cost of a modified fly and mosquito control program. The cost will be approximately 30 cents per capita. Information regarding a 44- hour fire training school to be held at Vermillion this spring was turned over to the local volunteer fire brigade for its decision on whether Or not to send a local representative. A proposal and application for installation of a cable- television system here was received. The firm interested in bringing the service to Blairmore is Mesa Enterprizes of Femie, B.C. The documents may be viewed by anyone in the town office. Rather than purchase a new backhoe tractor at the present time, council will have the town's old unit repaired and consideration will be given to the purchase of a new unit this fail Mayor Ernest Fantin advised council h'e had submitted a bid for a used ice shaving machine from a Calgary arena. The matter of a tractor to pull the unit is also being studied The Herald- District Councillors make taxpayers squirm TABER (HNS) Some ratepayers at annual meetings are likely to make councillors squirm with questions but at the recent Taber town ratepayers' meeting the shoe was on the other foot. Coun. Mike Powell asked a question that ratepayers refused to answer He asked if it were possible to give a prospective industry some kind of concession to induce it to come to Taber, should council offer such concessions. Not one of the 30 ratepayers in attendance would offer an answer. One suggested that if there were any benefits to be passed around, these should be given to businesses which are already located here. Mayor A. H. Avery and all councillors were present. Coun. Dennis Turin was asked by Frank Rabusic for his opinion on the Oldman" River Regional Planning Commission. Coun. Turin said he felt planning is necessary, also in the MD, but he commented that MD residents were right in rejecting some section of the proposed development control bylaw. The financial statement revealed the town operated on a surplus of in 1973. This compared to a surplus of more than in 1972. Mayor Avery noted that while tax revenue for 1973 was up, so were the costs of services. "I feel the town is making good progress and is in a reasonable financial position. better than it has been for some Mayor Avery commented. Following Coun. Bruce Milliken's report on recreation, and some discussion of the cost of operating the Taber Centre, Coun. Ken McDonald noted that the cost of operating the new complex is no more than that of operating the former complex, destroyed by fire in 1970 "The complex is well-used and is getting more use all the Mr Milliken concluded. On public works, Coun. Wayne Gough mentioned continuing the program of replacing the downtown water mains, as well as installation of storm sewers in the downtown area and the residential areas west of 47th St. in north Taber. The outfall sewer line also is a priority program, he noted. Coun. Helen Wentz reported the town and MD co-operated in the purchase of a new ambulance to be located in Taber, as well as in buying other minor equipment for the fire hall. Move under way toward new Coaldale civic offices COALDALE (HNS) The Barons-Eureka Health Unit will be needing more space. Preliminary steps are being taken towards a possible new civic building. The present one houses town offices, health unit, social and preventive social services, speech therapist and other departments of the Barons- Eureka Health Unit The basement's main room is used for courtroom sittings twice a month with a move a foot to have it reduced to once a month. Council is not happy with this possibility and is taking all steps to ensure it does not happen. The basement room is also often used for meetings of various groups. The suggested site for the new civic building is adjacent to the Coaldale Centennial Library and the site of the former Coaldale Community Hall. This building was recently completely torn down and the land has been levelled. Province confirms paving project for Highway 3 east TABER (HNS) The Taber Chamber of Commerce has received a letter from Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne stating Highway 3, Coaldale to Barnwell. is scheduled for paving early this spring, and the SO mph speed limit will stay in effect until then. Other matters under discussion at this recent meeting were A total of to be spent on remodelling Taber's parade float Tourist information brochure. Approval of a tourist information centre, under an RCMP centennial grant Initiative of farmers for a market and membership of the chamber in the Canadian Federation of Independent Businessmen. The next general meeting of the chamber will be held Apnl 23. Water costs likely to push up mill rate COALDALE (HNS) Citizens here face a higher tax rate for 1974, Mayor A.F.Blakie told the annual ratepayers' meeting attended by 42 people here Tuesday. He said if water rates remain at the same level this year the department will incur a deficit. Because everyone is now being served with the town water system, a higher tax rate will be fair and equitable, said the mayor. Council has not made its decision yet. This year the town will receive a provincial government street assistance grant of Only 133 lineal feet of sidewalks were constructed last year but the' program will get a boost this summer. There will be feet of sidewalks and street paving this year and the same amount of streets will be prepared for future paving. Mayor Blakie also told a questioner that several "pollution-free" industries are engaged in talks with town officials for possible sites here. Another ratepayer, noting a water fund surplus of for 1973, said the service should pay for itself but not make money Sometimes deficits occur too, he was told, because budgeting is often not right on the nose. The meeting heard the Lethbndge County may levy a general tax to help Coaldale with its Sportsplex costs The Sportsplex was started in March 1973, and was opened in December. Costs totalled It has a pool, arena and hall. A curling rink and lobby are planned. The pool opened in May, 1973, and attendance totalled 9.200 people. The town received water and sewer services on the north side and because it done by town crews the frontage levy wasn't so high as it might have been, said the mayor It is 19 a front foot for 25 years. Blairmore air passes tests BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Dust fall in Blairmore is not overly significant, according to the provincial department of the environment A U to council from the department indicated that the present dustfall limits in residential areas is 15 tons per square mile per 30 days and in commercial or other areas 45 tons per square mile per 30 days and in each of the these cases due allowance has to be made for normal background levels. The records for Blairmore show the following yearly dustfall levels 1969 16 tons per square mile in 30 days, tons per square mile per 30 days. 1971 tons per square mile per 30 days and in 1972 the same as 1970 The town was also informed that the department has been working on the problem of dust from the slag piles from the former mine operation and last year the government instituted a program to research the seeding of slag piles They were hopeful that in the near future some type ot permanent solution will be found Hospital use increased at Cr an brook facility District I calendar I The Pincher Creek Baseball Association will meet at o'clock tonight in the town hall for an election of officers and to plan upcoming leagues a six-team all-girl hockey tournament will get under way at 9 a m Saturday in the Fort Macleod arena and a ceremony to open this centennial event will take place at p.m. an organizational meeting for the Coaldale and District Figure Skating dub will be held at 8 p m. today in the basement of the town office building Calamity Jane will be staged at 8 p.m. April 4 in the W. R. Myers High School and tickets are now on sale' for three nights ending Saturday, April 6 Drop-in centre head elected COALDALE (HNS) Dorothy Pickering has been elected president of the Coaldale Senior Citizens' Drop-In Centre committee. The new executive includes Mary McQuillan, vice president; and Ethel Renfrew, secretary treasurer. Sub-committees will be appointed. The drop-in centre is located in a town owned house at 1805 18th Ave. Renovations and redecorating will be done. CRANBROOK (HNS) Cranbrook and District Hospital administrator L D. Swenerton reports patient-days in 1973, up nearly from 1972. Accountable is increased extended care beds, and in opening a psychiatric 10-bed wing Average adult and children patient-stay rose from 7.38 to eight days, largely because of the latter Psychiatric treatment service is temporarily on a regular visit basis from a Calgary Foothills Hospital specialist and his resident training team students. With new laboratory facilities, units recorded passed the million mark, and physio-therapy treatments almost tripled to Major operations rose to 785. The general practice and specialist medical staff of 16 was supplemented by a staff pathologist, radiologist and three consulting doctors. The financial statement showed 1 million revenue compared to 8 in 1972, and operating surplus of compared with in 1972 Ladies given 25-year pins ENCHANT (HNS) Eight members ot the Enchant Ladies Community Association received 25-year membership pins or coffee spoons at a recent meeting. The women are catering to the Olson and Broderson wedding reception Apnl 13. They will serve lunch at the Tonmson sale. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH CwtHtod DMiM Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bide. PHONE: 328-7684 SNOWMOBILERS Come to Snowmobile Country Crowsnest Forest Reserve 6 feet of pack- ed base Gorgeous scenery Spring weather Novice or experienced trails Deluxe accom- modation Franklin fire- places All meals in- cluded. if you supply Sleeping Beg MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW GROWSNEST GUEST RANCH PHONE 563-3990 INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITBI AGENCIES LTD 1911 PUBLIC MEETING "Invitations Jo Public Meeting of Cargill Grain Canada Limited. Cargill offers exclusively "Best of Both Worlds" Tuaaday, March Vrican Town IMI CWb Mown Wadnaaday, March VaVOVN HaVN Thursday, March 2Sth awnMlm I O Mrtl MMt, year CnflM mm M 3M4SS3 IM-CSSS Cttfrnj. USED ALUMINUM PRESS PLATES .009 ii fbfckMss Sin 23 x36 Ideal for lining between studs of buildings, sheds, etc., or under roofing. Apply Circulation Department Herald LAUREL CHAPTER NO. 43 O.E.S. AND MAPLE LEAF CHAPTER NO. 7. O.E.S. will conduct a DAFFODIL SALE THURS.-FRI.-SAT. April 4th. Slh and 6lh in aid of the CANCER CAMPAIGN BUNCH Daffodils wiH be on sale as follows 2 to 8 Thursday and Friday and 1030 a m to 5.30 p.m. on Saturday at the following businesses 3 Safeway Stores. 3 L-Mart Stores, I.G.A Store. Eaton's. Marquis Rowers. Fracne's Rowers 1 to 5 p m Fnday at the following banks Royal Bank of Canada. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scoha and Treasury Bank. All hospiials are cooperating by selling daffodils for this worthwhile cause Cancer CAN Be Beaten Support this Daffodil Sale! ;