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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Elkford director resigns CRANBROOK Srace Regional District of East Kootenay director for the Village of has resigned and is moving to Spain. She is the first woman to sit in the RDEK board. Alternate director Karl mayor of will fill the vacancy until a jyelection is held in June. Said Mrs. is with regret that I tender my resignation as director. I can as clerk of the now iefunct Village of Chapman when the Regional District was first established and of the phenominal growth since that time. I is reflective of the development in our area in ranching and recreational industries. I have spent 20 years in the East Kootenay and feel that I know the region very well. There is only one way to go and this is Forward to greater expansion all Mrs. Malnarich was elected to the board last fall and took office in January. Board chairman Vince Downey welcomed Mr. saying he will face interesting and often challenging work as a director for the RDEK Timber cuts reduced CRANBROOK Logging companies reduced their April sawlog scale by half from in the vast Nelson Forest District which covers mountain ranges of both East and West Kootenay. The timber tally by the B.C. Forest Service is rubic almost halved compared to at cubic feet Total scale for this Kootenay area for the first four months now stands at cubic feet compared with cubic feet for the same period of 1973. Government delays in deciding woods resource policies have altered the necessary long-term plans for major operators in many cases. Establishment in March of the acre Purcell Conservancy on the ridge between the two Kootenays took large chunks Df Sustained Yield Unit plans off the drawing board and also cancelled access work in progress. It affects future use of parts rf five SYU crown one rf them at present one of the richest stands in the though it is already partly lecadent and subject to fire and insects which would Jestroy the prime resource in 'ts own vicinity. Comserv explained MILK RIVER Lorraine Ellert explained Comserv to 14 members attending the meeting of the Border Counties Hospital Auxiliary lere Comserv stands for Comprehensive Community Services. She is a member of the Comserv Southern Alberta executive. It is a plan to bring nentally handicapped people nto society The program originated in was employed in England and is now being organized in the United States A Lethbridge-based group is loing a pilot project for the first in Canada. Cranbrook reservoir project begins CRANBROOK Pooley Construction Ltd. of Merntt is working with heavy equipment to build the City of Cranbrook water reservoir at the foot of Baker Mountain. This part of the contract will cost million for tunnel and concrete work for the spillway. The new reservoir will store 500 million gallons. Pooley Construction superintendent James Mynott has about 10 men on the payroll as work gets under way. The new water supply and distribution improvement has been in the talking and planning stage for about five years Antler Construction Ltd. of Prince George has pipe installation contract. It will build the graduated pipeline to link the new reservoir with toe existing reservoir and also a more southerly supply main. The pipe supply with assured delivery as totals about The city project engineer is Richard Fletcher. Remaining financial analysis of the million total cost of the improvement is for interim engineering fees and city administration. It is hoped the system will be completed in time to catch the 1975 spring runoff for use on Cranbrook's thirsty lawns. Call tenders soon The department of highways will call tenders The highway is now too narrow for safe handling soon for the Claresholm Industrial Airport road. The of mobile homes built at the industrial road will be widened 14 feet to 36 feet and paved. E. K. tourist group gets grant CRANBROOK The East Kootenay Tourist Committee has received a grant from the Regional District of East find it hard to said director Lloyd Phillips of we are paying to have a study done on effluent disposal We don't Taber rodeo rescued TABER This town will have a rodeo parade this year under an accord reached recently by the Taber Businessmen's Association and the Taber rodeo committee the merchants said they would not sponsor the parade unless the rodeo committee paid half the cost This is estimated at for each group. The rodeo committee said it could not afford to pick up the parade tab Money on hand was earmarked for the rodeo. we going to have a association president Joe asked a recent joint meeting. decision is required today or we can forget about it because the rodeo is just around the the rodeo promoters agreed to help the merchants raise money to offset any deficit on this year's parade. know what to do with the waste now But we are being asked to provide more money to bring in more tourists when we don't have the facilities to handle them Director John Daigle of speaking in support of the said his city has a new theme which he would like to see promoted The money we give to the tourist committee is also used to man information centres which tell tourists where to rather than having them helter-skelter. I think they do a tremendous said Mr Daigle Following approval of the Don chairman of the RDEK finance said the RDEK will have to look closely at the request next year to determine what the tourist committee is doing. Time hassle simply remedied CRANBROOK Legislation on time is so complicated as it relates to the East Kootenay that nobody tries to change it or observe it anymore. They just set their clocks with Alberta and tell tourists what time it if they ask The Regional District of East Kootenay suggested Daylight Saving Time clocksetting be done here at the same time as Alberta. The difference in the East Kootenay is that clocks are set on Mountain not Pacific Time like the rest of B.C. Now East Kootenay communities are on Mountain Daylight Time like Alberta. They are still an hour ahead of other B.C. locations. Garage fire STIRLING A garage fire at Gerald McGlenn's farm five miles northeast of here caused damage Tuesday night. The Stirling Volunteer Fire DepartmenFprotected nearby buildings Infestation of rats at Banff confirmed EDMONTON Alberta's rat control supervisor has confirmed there are an estimated 190 Norway rats in barns and corrals owned by the national parks administration three miles east of Banff townsite. Dale Alsager said the infestation was the first in several years. The province prides itself on being free of the vicious rat species. He said it was not known how the rats took over the bams and corrals which are not used during the winter months. It is possible they may have escaped from school children or from some Bylaw squeezes developer CRANBROOK The Regional District of East Kootenay's regional zoning bylaw has put several real estate developers into a real squeeze. Don Waurynchuk of legal counsel for several real estate told the district board recently a number of developers have been pinched by zoning bylaws have always received tremendous co-operation and help from the administrative staff of the regional he said. I am a little dismayed that people's rights are affected through ignorance on their part of new laws being administered He said a real estate company began work on a subdivision application and negotiated with the department of highways There was no zoning bylaw The realtor met all the departmental regulations and eventually submitted the subdivision plans for registration the district zoning bylaw was also being drawn up The lawyer noted the bylaw was effective in July. The real estate company's subdivision was registered in August The real estate company could not proceed with its development until the plans met the specifications of the bylaw to have the confidence of the must assist these people so that their objectives are obtained The people are not being advised said the lawyer District administrator Frank Bertoia said the department of highways should have told the developer about the new zoning bylaw He also said the district began work on the zoning bylaw far in advance of real estate companies' plans Presentation COLEMAN Revelstoke at Sentinel recently gave the Coleman Junior Forest Wardens Revelstoke employee Jeff Peters presented the cheque on behalf of the'Junior Forest Wardens' sponsor. science teacher's he said. Under the province's Agriculture Pests Act it is illegal to raise Norway rats and only bona fide research organizations are allowed to do he said. He said department staff members now are visiting several people and pet shops in the Calgary area who are raising the unaware their actions are illegal. A similar problem in the Edmonton area was cleared up about six months Mr. Alsager added. He said the guaranteed extermination of the rats in the national park will be completed in about two weeks and department staff have found no evidence that the rats have migrated to other areas Rat control officers will supply the rats with lots of food and water to ensure they remain in the area Coarse rolled oats will be supplied and all other food sources will be eliminated Once the rats become accustomed to the a chemical thinning called will be mixed with them. The chemical is similar to the warfarin chemical that is used extensively along the Alberta Saskatchewan boundary to eliminate Norway rats migrating westward Mr Alsager said the delay was necessary because the rats are extremely wary of new foods and usually wait to see if their young wifi survive when eating new foods. Building upswing at Cards ton CARDSTON Building permits for 10 new homes have been issued here to date this year. The homes will be built by Alfred Karel Richard Dr. Delbert Gordon George Craig LeRon Linn Jensen and Jerry Alcorn Five mobile homes will be moved in for Luanna Bryan Clint Douglas Low and Barry Marcom Additions and garages will be built by the Flamingo Claude Maurice Derrell Nolan Don Herald Smith and Fred Hillyer The town only has 420 lineal feet of frontage left for sale that has been serviced There is other private property available ONE-PRICE POLICY 'LIMITED' Herald Lesiilatwe Bveau EDMONTON Premier Peter Lougbeed says Alberta wants large consumer items such as cars brought under a one-price system similar to that applied by Ottawa to oil. Mr. Lougheed told the Legislature major commodities such as finished automobiles and other products should be under the policy. Saskatchewan supports Alberta in the matter and the province is looking for a in the coming months from Ottawa and other provinces. Sparwood CWL names officers SPARWOOD Mrs. Vi House will be president oi the Sparwood Council of The Catholic Women's League this term. Also elected with Mrs. House is the following slate first vice Mrs. Jan second vice Mrs. L. Mrs. Ann and Mrs. Susan Skrocki Feast Day of Our Lady of Good May will be observed by a special mass for deceased CWL members of St. Michael's Parish. The day is also the 36th anniversary of the founding of the CWL at Natal. District I I calendar The Coaldale Fish and Game Association seeks volunteers to clean up and beautify the McQuillan Lake area from 10 a m to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The location is one mile east and three miles south of the Readymade School The Diamond City Commanity Club will hold a dance in the local hall Friday with Lehto's Orchestra performing The Coleman Women's Auxiliary to the Polish Combatants Association will sponsor a Polish Sunday in the Polish Hall in east Coleman at 11 a m Sunday with dancing and recitations by children. 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