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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The South In short Pincher construction soars PINCHER CREEK City building inspector lohn Davis says there were 47 building permits issued in April. These authorized construction valued at There vere 20 housing starts. The 1974 total to date is 95 permits authorizing construction at This includes 65 housing starts. In the same period last year there were 50 housing starts on i total construction value of The April permits included two commercial Buildings for Tomcat Holdings and U and B both local and two institutional permits for school additions rallied at In there were 38 building permits authorizing an estimated in construction. Construction began to accelerate a year ago and has not slackened. Granum skaters win awards GRANUM Betty and Eddie Russell and Heather Dunlop were awarded trophies for first in their classes at the figure skating club competition held recently in the curling nnk. Crests and badges were presented to the runners-up. Planner urges producing well CRANBROOK The Regional District of East Kootenay has ruled that people who want to build homes in the country must have a well that produces at least three gallons of water per minute. This has been incorporated in the district subdivision bylaw. Regional planner Eugene Lee says many areas of the region suffer a shortage of ground water. Most of these areas are in rural subdivisions. more and more land is being subdivided indiscriminately for such rural country residential this water shortage problem will become even more widespread and says the planner. He recommended the three-gallon standard and the board agreed. Lions to build picnic tables Edmonton admits Cards ton 4 hospital need Getting ready to move North of the city heavy equipment is at work across from the Exhibition is pending cab- building a sewage lagoon for the new City Packers inet approval of building crews are also lev- rendering plant. Although a final announcement of elling the land in preparation of the move from present quarters on 43rd Bloods eye tourist push By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer Some additions or renovations will be made to the Cardston Municipal Hospital but no firm decisions have been the hospitals commissioner for the Alberta Hospital Services Commission said this week. The commissioner has about a study of needs and services at the Cardston and although no building commitments have been there was a decision that additional things should be done the Larry Wilson said in a telephone interview from Edmonton. J. E. commission said the commission has agreed with a complaint from Cardston board that the hospital is over- crowded. Commission members met Wednesday with the Blood Indian band council to inform them of developments at Cardston Municipal Hospital. About 18 per cent of patients at the municipal facility are from the Blood Reserve. According to Wallace Many an economic development officer with the several members of the which has prepared a brief asking the federal government to build a 50-bed hospital at told the commission the decision to expand the Cardston hospital has been partly based on the number of reserve residents using it now. The present numbers of Indian patients would decrease if a hospital was built at several councillors suggested. Coun. Ray Many Chiefs asked the commissioners what the point of consultation with the band was when a decision has already been- made. Mr Many Fingers said. Dr. Bradley said Thursday that even if the Blood Reserve gets a new there would still be a need for expansion of the Cardston facility Tourism could become a major industry on the Blood Reserve with plans calling for a development on land the band owns southeast of Waterton National Park. Ger-aldine economic development co- ordinator on the said in a recent Herald interview that in addition to the campsite near the band is also developing a picnic and camping area at Standoff that may eventually include a golf course and Indian museum. Another 30 campsites are NATAL This summer the Sparwood Lions Club will make and install picnic tables for the Lions Club Playground in the Sparwood recreation area. Lions will fence the install a clean up the felled trees and shrubs and paint the playground equipment. Volunteers are urged to help. Lions will hold an bingo June 12. Recently the cub won the travelling award at the multiple fl K district conference at Coeur Idaho. Five Sparwood CM.M.M.MJM. Lions tallied the most travel miles to win the award. Barons Eureka child clinics COALDALE The Barons- Eureka Health Unit is sponsoring the following infant and preschool clinics next in the Coalhurst High School from 10 a m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. in the health unit in the Administration from 10 a.m. to noon and to 4 p.m. in the school from 1-30 to 3-30 p.m. THE POCKETBOOK EXCHANGE WE BUY 416 13th North in the elementary school from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. in the health unit in the town office from 10 a.m. to noon and to 4 p.m. in the health unit in the Administration from 10 a.m. to noon and 'o 4 p.m Speech therapy for pre- schoolers is available at the health unit by phoning 345-4877 tor appointment. For social service appointments 345-3388 or 223-3911. EMERGENCY POWER ONE POWER FAILURE WILL PAY THE COST OF YOUR STAND-BY POWER ALTERNATOR. Power systems for all size farms. P.T.O. and motor driven units. All units come complete with a pre-wired transfer electrical ready to be connected by power company. Phone 546-3813 POWER SYSTEMS LTD. P O 30 l.ndtn Alberio TOM 1JO OIV. OF WALBEflN INDUSTRIES LTD. property prices up CRANBROOK The price of Cranbrook Industrial Park land has been increased to an acre for trackside property and for land on the west side of Slater Road. City council raised the price following a recommendation of its industrial park committee. City industrial commissioner Bruce McDonald supported the increase. The increase will help balance revenues and expenditures for industrial area services. The trackside price is for an acre in Slater an area formerly occupied by Crestbrook Slater Road is a continuation of Industrial Road One south of North 6th Street. The original industrial park formerly the municipal airport is completely occupied City plans for additional annexation have been frustrated so far by the provincial land policy. In this original area prices started at an rose to and now are which applies in the annexed area. Slater Park prices started at for off-track land and for trackside acres. being added to the 28 now constructed at band campground six miles southeast of the Waterton Park gate and electrical connections and a sewage system are to be added in the next three to four years. The to be staffed by Indian is expected to provide facilities for people unable to find room at campsites in the national park. Plans still in preliminary stages call for a motel and summer cottages to be built on the with some facilities for winter recreation. Mrs. Holland said tourist development on the reserve is not a priority with her department but the industry can provide funds to assist with more intensive economic development. The band is not giving up on trying to bring manufacturing industries to the but she said tourists staying at the campground near Standoff could help support service industries in the town. A service station and bulk plant will be built at Standoff this summer and Mrs. Holland said a laundromat and another small shopping centre are under consideration. The band is negotiating with the federal government on what assistance is available to finance the campground near she said. Some of the money used developing the tourist industry will come from the she and with increased royalties from gas Mrs. Holland more band money will be available for economic development. she some of the funds generated by gas and land leases are distributed to band members on a per-capita a practice she condemns as useless. shouldn't be a distribution at she said. With band council elections to be held this she said she hopes the council will not give a large distribution to curry political favor. Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd. 2nd Generation Funeral Directors and Administrative Counsellors for Pre-Arrangements by the Alberta Government Security THE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 703 13th Street North THE TRADITIONAL CHAPEL 812 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-2361 Connecting Both Chapels NOW IN OUR 52nd YEAR Member ol A.F D.S Funeral A World-Wide Connection The Herald- District Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON FUtldtnt 562-214B Gas co-operative loan plan expands TABER chin Coulee Gas Co-operative directors will approach rural gas customers in order to sign up farmers who qualify for an additional basic loan and grant for secondary gas services. Additional co-operative shares qualifying for additonal guaranteed loans and grants are permitted for all occupied homesteads on farmer owned parcels other than the prime home quarter section of parcel. One additional share qualifying for a basic loan and grant will be permitted for an agricultural use on an unoccupied parcel other than the home quarter section or parcel. It must constitute a separate tap and not be a mere service line extension from the homestead. Any third or further additional loan grant to any farmer may only be allowed by special permission after application to the who will judge such applications on their merits. Since the redesign of a system to accommodate heavy users may be additional service under the terms of this ministerial order Feriiie school tax 31.13 mills FERNIE The Fernie school district board has set the school tax rate at 31.13 an increase of .77 of a mill over the 1973 rate. It will raise the district's share of the total budget for schools of With its assessed value of the rural area will contribute through taxation. The City of with an assessment of will be asked to pay which at has the largest assessment of the three municipalities in the school will be requisitioned for The new community of with an assessed value of will be asked to contribute tor running the schools. Safety award Sicks' Lethbridge Brewery Ltd. received a safety award from the Workmen's Compensation Board Wednesday for their safety record for 1973. The plaque is given each year to the Alberta brewery which has the best safety must be applied for in the -early design stage of a rural gas system. Now that the rural gas plan policy allows a basic loan and grant on such services as irrigation pumps and occupied farm homes on other than the home parcel or the additional grants will help finance the overall gas installation costs for the Chin Coulee Gas Co-op system. Any extra costs 'required above the basic per customer contract will be absorbed in the gas rates. LETHBRIDGE CATHOLIC SEPARATE S. D. no. 9 Registration and Orientation for children beginning school this fall Children who are 5 years old by February 1974 may begin school this fall. These child- ren will OB registered and will attend school on a part time oasis during the week May 13- 17. Please contact the elementary Catholic School of your choice for further details. ASSUMPTION SCHOOL 14 Ave. and 24 St. South 327-5028 ST. MARY'S SCHOOL 5 Ave. and 19 St. South 327-3098 ST. PATRICK'S SCHOOL 8 St. and 10 Ave. South 327-4386 ST. PAUL'S SCHOOL 10 Ave. and 12 St. B North 327-4451 Profit planning with TD Farm-Pac TD Farm-Pac is a package of financial including a variety of loans to meet your specific and low-cost farm loan insurance. Your local Toronto Dominion Bank Manager will show you how TD Farm-Pac can work for you. He's supported by a team of Agrologists available to help with farm management problems. He'll help you reorganize your farm finances using TD Farm- so that loan decisions can be based on sound financial planning and your farm's cash flow. Drop in at your nearest Toronto Dominion Bank and pick up your TD Farm-Pac kit. See how TD Farm-Pac can help you plan for your profit and for your future. II1 TORONTO DOMINION the bank whorr pr-oplc iho difference ;