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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Miy 1974 THE LETHIRIDOE HERALD Community park may be developed at Wilmer in East Kootenay CRANBROOK -A community park for Wilmer could become a reality if application by the Regional District of East Kootenay to buy 8.35 acres from the provincial government is approved. The regional district would buy the land and the Wilmer Community Club would develop it as a park for the unincorporated community. The district will negotiate a contract with the Village of Invermere to provide payment to the village for use of its garbage disposal facilities by residents of the surrounding electoral areas. An agreement will be discussed on the same per capita basis as is now .in force with Cranbrook and Fernie. The district still wants B.'C. Hydro to be more candid about its plans in the region before it will give approval for hydro projects. A letter from C. W. Nash of B.C. Hydro told the district that developments in the area will be help up pending a reassessment of needs for the future. it asked approval of its plans for a line between Canal Flats and Golden. The district board has forwarded a in advising that it is dissatisfied about B.C. Hydro's apparent lack of overall comprehensive planning in regard to future power facilities and methods to satisfy projected damands of the East Kootenay It further advised that it is not prepared to comment on the proposed line until planning has been Residents of East Kootenay who want zoning changes from their regional district have to go to the district not its technical planning committee. The board made this policy decision after one application to appear before the committee had been granted and others started coming in. Some kind of urban renewal project may be possible for the community of Athalmer. If the district will make a proposal. The district board has advised the administrator to look into the problem. No new building or improvements can take place because of new provincial legislation related to flood plains. Athalmer is on a flood plain. have to provide some alternative for commented Aid. John Daigle of Kimberley. The district board has lodged a complaint with Health Minister Dennis Cocke and urged him to see that' health officers no longer approve sewage disposal plans for development that contravene regional zoning bylaws. This is because of the undue expense and hardship it imposes on An example was raised of an owner building a structure not allowed under zoning but having had his disposal plans approved by the health department. It is not an isolated case. The garbage disposal site at TaTa Creek has been closed and area residents now use the site at Wasa. Aid. Daigle was authorized to speak for the district while in Victoria on the subject of disposal of crushed car bodies. want to ask for some financial assistance so we can have them trucked he said. The South In short Tool firm opening in Brooks new commercial and will be opening here May 15. It will be known as Bbufs Machine Tool Company Ltd. Principals in the new firm are Paul Bartlett of Paul Fruit of and Allan secretary and general manager. Bbufs Machine Tool Company will cater to the needs of the petroleum and agriculture industries. It will be operating temporarily adjacent to the John Ware Trail north of Brooks. B.C. Liberals call meeting CRANBROOK nomination convention will be held at the Golden Civic Centre June 16 to name a Liberal federal condidate. MP Douglas Stewart of Kimberley has notified his constituents and supporting associations he is dropping out to resume his law practice. Mr. Stewart has served two terms in Parliament. The provincial constituency the Kootenay Liberal will elect new officers May 16. Lloyd Hamilton of Fernie is president. Other officers are Peter Miskow and Mrs. Robert Butler. Recently an all-women nominating committee was named to propose officers. Committee members are Mrs. Archie Mrs. Butler and Mrs. Alan Coles. The provincial constituency runs from Kingsgate to Crowsnest and includes centres of Kimberley and Cranbrook. It runs north to Ta Ta Creek.- Hereford princess sought The Southern Alberta Hereford Club and Southern Hereford Belles will sponsor a and members are seeking the support of all hereford breeders and feeders in southern Alberta. Says Joyce Southern Alberta Hereford would like Southern Albertans to organize groups to sponsor candidates from their areas. Nomination papers may be signed and sent to the Hereford Princess The address is Box Lethbridge. The princess will be chosen on the following General knowledge of Hereford capability of handling and personality. Judging will be done by an impartial group of four persons. The princess will be chosen during the evening festivities at the 1974 Hereford tour to be held June 22 in the Fort Macleod area. Motel projects 'stalled' CRANBROOK involved in three new motel projects say they are being held up because of a moratorium on mortgage insurance. The moratorium by Mortgage Insurance Company of a private nation-wide on insuring mortages for motel-hotel purchases has hit these projects The Tamarack Motor Inn in the Cloverlawn the new Sage which was planned for the bus terminal complex and a doubling of a high category motel-chain already operating at the north end of the arterial known locally as The Strip. Cranbrook Industrial Commissioner Bruce McDonald says 587 motel units and rooms now operating in 20 motels here are not enough to satisfy summer demand. Golf club names officers Doane has been elected president of the Vulcan Golf and Country Club. Other new officers Bert first Frank second Charles and Mabel treasurer. Directors are Don Gordon McKay and Ken Mix. All officers were elected by acclamation. Last year the club spent about on improvements. This included better grounds equipment and reinforcement of walls at the dugout adjacent to the power house. An ice tape recorder and four lounge chairs were purchased for the clubhouse. Membership dues and green fees each increased from 1972. The club showed a net profit last year of compared with in 1972. New membership associate associate and The spring dance will be held June 8. Wild oat force named BROOKS-The County of Newell has appointed John Voroney and Nels Pedersen as wild oats weed inspectors for the summer. The county will spend in the form of a provincial government grant on the war on wild oats. Demonstrations in wild oats control will cost Debt charges escalate hospital capital funding STILL SELLING FOR LESS STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd St. 8. 327-3024 The Herald District CRANBROOK Capital funding tor hospitals within the East Kootenay Regional Hospital District is up from the 1973 budget to this year. Debt costs are increasing on payment for construction of the new Fernie Memorial Hospital. Expenditures for debt charges will total compared with in a difference of Other expenditures are up from to Sinking fund debentures show the greatest up nearly from to Grants for equipment and minor capital improvements k'SyP- snow a 'arSe increase. Last 21rL year the budget called for in that area. This year it is all of the account has been Aid. Don Sherling of AM chairman of the finance committee. we anticipate needs at the new DON THORNTON Fernie hospital and we need to IN 'n have some emergency Both member Rl511f mOf municipalities and the MJM.flM.1. provincial government will pay a good deal more this year to finance the region's hospital building. Member municipalities will pay compared with and provincial grants will total instead of as it did in 1973. The capital budget for current construction shows a decrease of down to from Only half a million dollars' worth of construction is expected to be paid for out of the 1974 compared with million in 1973. All of the capital budget is financed through temporary borrowing. Frank hospital district told the board he expects that even the increases will not mean a large increase in this year's millrate because of the large increase in the region's assessment. hardware closing BLAIRMORE Thornton and Sons Hardware Ltd. will close within the next two months after 29 years of business here. Owner Don Thornton began his closing out sale this week and the store will be closed when everything is gone. The firm was formed at Hillcrest in 1938 by the late George Thornton and sons Don and Ken. They moved the operation here in 1945. Don Thornton has continued to operate the hardware firm while Ken Thornton operated Thornton and Son Furniture Ltd. stores at Fort Macleod and Pincher Creek. Mr. Thornton's son Doug continues to operate the furniture stores. Don Thornton has been an active community worker. He served on town council from 1958 to 1961. He was chairman of the Town of Blairmore's 50th anniversary celebration. He took an active part in the local chamber of commerce and was a director at the provincial level for four years. He has been a member of the Blairmore Lions Club for more than 28 was secretary of the Crowsnest Pass Music Festival for 18 years and is a past district governor of Lions District 37D. Mr. and Mrs. Thornton will continue to reside hera. I District calendar I The Coaldale Community Hospital Women's Auxiliary will meet at 8 p.m. Monday in the hospital boardroom The Coaldale Community Hospital Women's Auxiliary annual spring tea and bazaar will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. May in the hospital boardroom .The Coaldale Home and School Association will meet at p.m. May in the Davidson School to discuss the topic are we doing about Canadianism in our home and .The Border Counties Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual Florence Nightingale bake sale and white elephant sale in the Heritage Hall at Milk River May 16 The Border Counties Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 2 p.m. May 23 in the hospital dining room. Cranbrook growth plan urged CRANBROOK around this city should be stalled until the City of Cranbrook has a detailed development plan that can be integrated with plans for rim says Aid. Don Sherling of Cranbrook. Speaking to the Regional District of East Kootenay Aid. Sherling have applications on hand for 800 units of subdivision adjacent to Cranbrook. That would accommodate probably enough for four years. We must look at what we're going to do with that number of people without He said the regional district needs Cranbrook's plan before it makes its decisions. would encourage the district not to accept any subdivision projects until we have the he told the board. planner Eugene included the plan in his 1974 Regional Lee has Cranbrook workload. Shower held IRON SPRINGS Mrs. Richard Takeda and Mrs. J. E. Jorgensen were co- hostesses at a baby shower for Margaret the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Huchala. During the afternoon Sally Haney and Jodi Jorgensen presented Mrs. Huchala with a bassinet of baby gifts. Vulcan must upgrade treatment of sewage VULCAN The Town of Vulcan's sewage treatment facilities do not meet provincial standards. The department of the environment wants a preliminary report on upgrading the facilities by 1974. The department says new sewage treatment facilities must be in operation by 1975. Town engineer D. G. Mathieu has been authorized to prepare a plan to improve the sewage treatment facilites. He recently outlined to town council a tentative proposal for upgrading the treatment facilities at the sewage lagoons. Although no provincial grant for this purpose will be because the town has no sewage debenture the cost will not be excessive and a grant is available through CMHC for one-sixth the cost of the project. BID won't tolerate tampering with gates Sparwood curlers lose their rink CRANBROOK Sparwood curlers have lost their curling rink. The Regional District of East Kootenay has turned the old Natal Curling Arena over to Kaiser Resources for a warehouse. The district purchased the Natal rink at a cost of several years ago at the outset of the urban renewal project that erased Natal and gave birth to Sparwood. The Natal citizens recreation committee used the money to assist in financing a new recreation complex at Sparwood. This does not include curling facilities. In the curlers have continued to use the old Natal arena. They were told this past season was the last. This the board tossed the rock to Sparwood. The community could buy the building back from the district or find another location. The Sparwood council requesting the board's permission to use the Natal curling rink for one more season. Said the Sparwood council this request be the council requires the board's approval to the alternative action to offer the building free of charge to the Kaiser Resources District directors Lloyd Vern Uphill and John Daigle all favored allowing curling at Natal for another season. the building is just going to be turned over to Kaiser and left to stand why can't the curlers use it for another asked Uphill. the East where we are so short of recreation I think we should keep it said director Daigle. Administrator Frank Bertoia explained that if the curling club remains open it could be years yet before the Natal urban renewal project is completed. He said while there are still a few homeowners in the Riders organize CARDSTON Reeder has been named president and Amy Woolford secretary-treasurer of the newly-reorganized Cardston Trail-Khana Family Riding Club. Directors are Berry Alf Ken Woolford and Hazel Cahoon. Anyone interested in riding may join. The fee per family is At least one activity each week is planned. community yet to complete transactions on their the curling club sale has been finalized. In the decision not to allow the curlers to use the building it was agreed that the structure be turned over to Kaiser who own the land the building sits on. Kaiser will be able to use the structure for industrial although the curlers will be able to salvage any equipment which may be of value. BROOKS The general manager of the Eastern Irrigation District has been authorized to formally apply to the Alberta Irrigation Council for permission to increase the EID board from five to seven directors. A matter of flood damage claims resulting from unauthorized people tampering with control gales was discussed at the recent annual meeting of the district. EID manager R. T. White says few water users persist in tempering with control gates and in one flooding of a portion of a Tilley farmer's crop It is expected that those who persist in tempering with irrigation structures will cease this practice in the future since it cannot be allowed to The meeting approved a motion that anyone caught tempering with irrigation control gates will be held responsible for payment of any flood damage claims. Mr. White informed the meeting Jhat the district will be continuing the ditch bank levelling program started last year. More thorough weed spraying operations can be done by levelling as many miles of ditch bank as possible. Aircraft spraying will be used where other methods are not practical. The EID will in co-operation with the provincial government and operators of the proposed ammonia plant in the Kitsim to work out an arrangement whereby the needs of Canada will be ensured when the plant commences operation. Grant CRANBROOK City council has approved a grant to the Cranbrook Arts Council to undertake a preliminary cultural centre study. Doug a theatre consultant from will be hired by the council to do the study. Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON Rmldcnl 562-2149 A REGULAR GUY Delivering newspapers isn't the toughest part of a carrier's job. collecting for those papers and paying his bill on vime simply because he has no control over his customer's response when he comes to collect. He wants to keep his collections on a regular but if you make him call back two or three Jiis schedule is and he can't do his job right. You can help him be a regular guy by having the money ready when he comes to collect the very first after shouldn't we be setting an example for these young people when it comes to paying bills on The LetHbrtdge Herald ;