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Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Archives May 10 1986, Page 5

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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1986, Lethbridge, Alberta The abridge Herald Dave Obee editor saturday May 10, 1986 As Wester warns tougher times to come by Michael Lamb of the Herald spa Wood municipal officials from the Elk Valley and Crow nest pass were forewarned this week by Wester min ing officials of tougher times to come. A grim faced Bob Brady Wester s Globe trotting Coal Salesman and vice president of marketing told about 20 invited guests what they probably already knew sales have plummeted and Are about to slump further. Especially he added if the firm s two regional mines wind up his comments and those from other Wester officials were aimed As much at Wester s disgruntled and absent Union workers As the attending politicians and Media representatives. It was an obvious move to put Public pressure on Wester s 400 Greenhills workers who walked off the Job a month ago and their counterparts at the firm s Balmer mine Here. The message was played to a generally receptive Audi ence. Elk Orrt mayor Richard Pinotti noting the contract Between Wester and the Greenhills Union has expired asked if the firm would be willing to hire new employees for the open pit operation. There Are plenty of unemployed persons willing to accept jobs at the mine he said. Chris Humble Wester s manager of human resources and a key company negotiator dismissed such a possibility. Hiring new employees which would be viewed As would Divide the Strong Union oriented Community he suggested. We re not ready for that Type of he said. Humble said the company would rather resolve existing contract disputes but warned Union officials Are demanding ready for tourists Herald photo by Michael Lamb provincial employees Gina Maruca right and Albert Goodwin install tour signs at the Leitch collieries historic site near Burmis in preparation for a May 17 season opening. During years past the signs were left standing through the Winter but vandalism Drew a first at Hospital by Geri Walton for the Herald Peter Drew is Cardston s first Ever full time rehabilitation and recreation director for its auxiliary Hospital. Drew a recent College graduate told the Hospital Board of his plans to create a full blown Volunteer program for the auxiliary Hospital and to see therapy programs developed from exercise like outdoor walking a sum Mer swimming slate through to cooking classes Bowling and horseshoes. We want to strengthen the patients enhance or maintain their Fine or Goss motor he said. The programs common in Long term care units throughout the province. Drew said he is trying to creat a coordinating committee with the Chinook Lodge and the Grandview nursing Home to see plans and programs that might be shared As Well As to see ideas exchanged. Hazel Fern has spent years working problems prompted their removal last fall. Guided Tours will be offered at the 80-year old mine site daily during the summer. Last year More than persons visited the site. The site operated by Alberta culture employs three full time persons. Physical with the auxiliary patients providing recreation and other opportunities. She had daily exercise groups functioning and quilts set up for ladies to com s program has the benefits of what he terms his specialized train ing As Well As some funding dollars from outside the Hospital now he is looking for Money to pay for a stove to accommodate cooking groups. He has solicited the help of the ladies auxiliary and will be searching for other Community volunteers to make his style of recreation program come to life in Cardston. Butte curlers elect new executive by Marie so Gaud for the Herald picture Butte picture Butte Curling club members re elected presi Dent Gerry Nichol vice president Dan Tolley and Secretary treasurer Dave Parker at its annual meeting recently. Electors named for the coming year include Peggy Irvine Duane Casson Heather Haughian Clarence Dickout Katherine Jakober and Gerry Pittman. The club incurred a slight deficit last season and considerable discussion took place regarding enticing new members next season. Dues and rental fees will remain the same As during the past year. The Dominion ladies championship playoff the Scott tournament of hearts will be held in Lethbridge from feb. 28 to mar. 10, in 1987. Considerable support will be needed from the Rural Curling clubs in Southern Alberta and Jeanene Casson of the Pic Ture Butte Curling club was named chairman. Clit study on natives completed Iron Springs a study of the Canadian indians directed by leaders Sandy Koenen and Lynda Becklund. Has been completed by members of the local Canadian girls in training the program included learning about native spirituality Indian legends meditation and choral Reading. One of the highlights of the program was having the Opportunity to learn the Art of Bead work. That was taught by Kathleen Thunder and her daughter Beatrice of picture Butte. The project was culminated with a worship study followed by a Fellowship hour during which Bannock and Tea were served. Picture Butte club will Man the hospitality room for one Day will provide a Flag bearer and a uniform for the Flag bearer and will also Man the lounge for one Day during the tournament which is scheduled for the sports Lex in Leth Bridge. Picture Butte Curling club under the chairmanship of Peggy Irvine will also provide an evening of entertainment. Books of Blue seat Side tickets will be available at g and e insurances for the 19 games until oct. 31. On nov. 1 they will increase to 350 per Book and on Jan. 1, 1987 to per Book. Otherwise they will be available at per game. A Gold package is available at and includes end seats a yellow Stetson hat a Gold commemorative pin 10 liquor tickets a ticket for a Brunch and a ticket for a dinner. Scott tournament of heart officials Are holding a garage Sale at the Leth Bridge Curling club on May 3 at 9 . In support of the tournament. Too much. It s a situation he said that could jeopardize jobs and the Overall regional Economy. The Greenhills strike will Likely Force some layoffs since Wester has already lost assured sales through the work stoppage Humble said. The longer the strike continues the greater the number of Pink slips that will have to be handed out he said. It s common he added. Sales Are linked to Brady said Wester has already lost Greenhills sales commitments of tons because of the strike and stands to lose another tons in the near future unless workers return to their jobs. Labor uncertainty at the Balmer mine Cost the company another committed tons he added. We re in a position now where we can t confirm new Brady said. The world Coal surplus is far beyond the expectations of a few years ago there s very fierce lockout May Start monday by Ric Swihart of the Herald about 30 Sheet Metal workers with three Lethbridge firms could be locked out monday As six Industry employer associations attempt to Force Union workers to reduce contract demands. Charlton Hill Ltd., Alcon refrigeration heating Ltd., and be up Sheet Metal refrigeration Ltd. Are expected to Post the lock out notices for 6 . Monday pending a new contract with the Sheet Metal workers International association local 8. Bill Coke Union agent in Lethbridge said Friday the labor negotiations Are still a waiting game. He said he feels the employers will press for a one Day lockout that will void the collective agreement. Similar action has been taken by other trades allowing Union employers to set up spin off companies which employ non Union workers. Coke said the Union is seeking a Sta Tus quo contract to replace the two year pact that expired april 30. He said the contract signed in the fall of 1983 called for a Rollback of s3.26 an hour. By doing that we ended up with a new collective an official for one of the Lethbridge firms said Friday anything could Hap pen Over the weekend As contract negotiations continue. He said there Are Only about 70 work ers in Southern Alberta. In addition to the three Lethbridge firms there Are three firms in Medicine hat affected by the lock out action. Coke said most of the firms and work ers Are in Edmonton and Calgary. Neil Didsbury president of construction labor relations umbrella group for Alberta s building firms said negotiators for the Sheet Metal contractors and local 8 of the Sheet Metal workers International association met in red Deer. He said Little Progress was made on a new contract to replace the one that expired april 30. The Union must come to grips with the most difficult marketplace the prov Ince has Didsbury said adding the lockout notice is meant to fuel More productive workers get a base rate of an hour under the old contract and May eventually have to seek work outside their Union he added. But it s possible contractors could Ter Minate the lockout without reaching agreement on a new contract. Talks on a new two year agreement have been under Way since Early March. Competition and it s going to get worse. If we can t Supply it Coal there Are eight Guys sitting outside the door that South african Coal producers Are now eying some of Wes tar s Pacific rim customers with prices we can t even come close he said. Wester s customers who need assurances Coal deliveries remain uninterrupted find it hard to believe that miners Here would even contemplate strike action Brady said. They can t understand it or have any sympathy for he said. Canada has the highest paid miners in the Humble said Wester statistics show the average Union l worker at the Balmer mine last year earned while the average Greenhills worker made the difference the result of More shutdowns at the Greenhills mine due to reduced sales. The next news conference the company holds May Deal with layoffs required to reflect dropping sales he said. Herald photo by Margaret Ward Daisy Dangerfield and Wagon ornament won in raffle Rose Manor anniversary by Margaret Ward Vauxhall residents of Prairie Rose Manor in Vauxhall celebrated the 5th anniversary of occupancy of the first residents with a Tea recently. The Complex consists of eight individual units suitable for either a married couple or single person with one of the units set up to accommodate a Handi capped person. In the five years it has been open the Board of directors has sought to improve the facilities. Permission has been Given for a Small air conditioner to be installed in the lounge and the Board is working to provide a underground sprinkler system for the grounds. The Cost will be about of which the government has promised to match Money raised on a Dollar for Dollar basis. The Vauxhall legion donated the willing workers and Sunshine club each and the senior citizens have also promised to help financially. The Board of directors recently raffled off a covered Wagon ornament which raised any Money left will be put to the Purchase of shrubs for the grounds. Board member Ann skretting said they were very proud of the Manor for it enabled seniors to remain in their own Community along with their friends and neighbors. Business management seminars Don g8lmore Taber denture clinic 223-3855 a scr Herald photo by Kevin Kooy Happy birthday to you volunteers and workers with the Canadian mental health association celebrated the first anniversary firday of the Cha s downtown drop in Centre. Lavada Anderson front left Kelly Holtz Joan Mahoney Margaret Houghton Elizabeth Stasinski Salma Foradas Larry Langner and Martin Grafe were among those there for the Happy time a part of National menial health week. The Centre s location is not our lionized but the Telephone number is 328-.1295. Sculpture Competition chief David Crow child memorial award the City of Calgary invites Alberta artists to compete in the chief David Crow child memorial sculpture Competition. The City of Calgary s native Urban affairs committee is commissioning a Bas Relief sculpture for placement on or surrounding a structural column in the main indoor Plaza area of Calgary s new municipal building. As Well a design Foi an accompanying miniature presentation piece for the annual Winner of the chief David Crow child memorial award will form a component of this Competition. The municipal building is located in the East Conj of Calgary s downtown. The level provides the main Access and Public gathering Point for the facility. City Council Chambers Are also located on this level. This sculpture will form the permanent memorial for the chief David Crow child memorial award recognizing the contribution of an individual Cal Arian or a Calgary organization toward Mutual understanding and co operation Between native and non native people. The artist selected by this Competition process will be one who has the technical skills and expertise to create a Bas re lick sculpture which will capture the spirit and intent of this annual award. The artist s interpretation should visually create and maintain the Bridges of. Understanding and co operation Between native and non native please Telephone the department cultural resource Centre at 268-5207 to receive Competition guidelines and application forms. The deadline for receipt of completed application forms will be May 30, 1986 the City of Calgary of bib s management seminars Are stimulating and thought provoking. Using realistic Case studies participants assess their management approach and techniques in Given situations. Group discussions and presentations enable participants to Benefit from each other s experience. Selecting and hiring your personnel hiring the right people for your business can help improve your profit picture. By attending this seminar you can learn How and where to find Good employees How to select the right one for the Job and How to implement a Basic personnel record keeping system. Date tuesday May 20, 1986 time . To . Place Ericksen s family restaurant Cost per person lunch How to understand financial statements this seminar is designed for those who wish to get their Money s Worth from their financial statements. By attend ing the seminar you will be Able to accurately determine the state of your business As Well As understand some of the language of Bankers and accountants. Date wednesday May time . To . Place Ericksen s family restaurant Cost per person each additional employee from the same firm attending the same seminar is entitled to a discount off the Price of that registrations Are limited phone Wanda Pansky la ban qua Onfro ses services dans leg Deus Langue off Clelles. Backing Independent business 328-9681 Federal business development Bank Banque federate de develop Pement Farad

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