Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Winter Games housing scheme like giant jigsaw puzzle Like a giant jigsaw puzzle with some of the pieces it's how plans to accom- modate visiting coaches and managers for the 1975 Canada Winter Games look these says the ser- vices chairman in charge of housing for the games. Ron Jacobson says most of the participants will be housed in the LethbYidge Community College's Kate Andrews just a stone's throw from the main facility of the the Sportsplex. Additional planning for room and board off the LCC campus depends on two fac- tors government health regulations and scheduling of events for the games. The Winter Games com- mittee has approa'ched the provincial government for specifications on minimum accommodation standards for winter games participants. Provincial health regulations state there must be 55 square feet of room per person but the committee is hoping the government will approve accommodation on the basis of one person per 40 square feet. If the regulations are lowered for the games less ac- commodation will have to be found off the LCC campus. The 40 square foot stan- dard is the standard in British Columbia. It was in effect dur- ing .the summer games in Bur- naby last summer. Housing plans depend on the scheduling of events because it will not be known until presentation of the schedule the number of persons who will need accommodation on a given day during the games. The schedule will be finned no early in December in addi- tion to a list of venues for athletic events. venues and the calendar of events has been set the services com- mittee will be able to proceed with definite says Mr. Jacobson. College classrooms will be converted into living space for the visitors. Up to 950 persons can stay in the Kate Andrews building working on the basis of one person per 40 square feet. A number of possibilities have been discussed to handle the remainder of the visitors. Two possibilities which have been says Winter Games chairman Dean are homing the ati teams at Fincher about 20 miles from the games ski site at West and locating portables on the LCC campus. In any the college must undergo a rapid tran- sformation from an academic learning place to lemaorary residence to accommodate the visitors. It will be closed to classes for about two weeks beginnini Feb. 10. The exact period wil be determined at-a meeting of the college board of governors in says Mr. who in addition to his chairmanship is the LCC finance director. Extra days over and above the time for the games will be needed to transform the college into a place of residence and to perform clean up operations after the coaches and managers have left. The setting up operation will be a with about 90 to 100 persons being needed to convert classrooms into living quarters and to make other arrangements to ready the building for the athletes. The setting up opera- tion will take two says Mr. Cooper. While sleeping space is the main concern there are other concerns which the service committee must also con- sider. The burden taken off providing extra recreation areas in the college to those which are now says Mr. because athletes not participating at Bight will be interested in watching their fellow athletes in com- petition. Some athletes at other games have complained their time was so well scheduled there was little time to watch others participating. at the 197S Games all areas there is a great deal of competition at he says. A light day for athletic com- petition has been aside during the 12 days of in to provide a round of activities for the visitors' entertainment. Each delegation to the games from provinces and territories will be accom- panied by mission staff for the conduct of their says Mr Cooper. wiU be OB heM ia the For overall pftttoetkt willbeasecttrttjrflaiHp 24 hours dairy to athletes village with entrance restricted to athletes and other parsons connected with the games. The residence will have a first aid room in addition to one at each location where events are scheduled. While problems in housing and feeding the athletes have been discussed and solutions details are sketchy this far in says Mr. Cooper. Arrangements for for will depend on the scheduling of events which in turn determines the max- imum number of persons on hand at any one time. The LCC cafeteria has room for 550 pertons at a time and meals might have to be served on a shift basis of some says Mr. Cooper. Cost of meals and lodging as guaranteed by the winter games is set at per person per day to be paid by the federal government under a budget covering games ex- penses now being finalized. Although about athletic personnel are eligible to the figure has been placed at says Mr. Cooper because it has been found from past experience not all those eligible are likely to attend. The exact number will not be until three weeks before the opening of the games District The LetKbridge Herald Second Section November 10 Local news Town elects nurse CLARESHOLM A retired nurse has been elected to fill one of two vacant seats on the town coun- cil here May Stewart was elected polling 570 votes. She defeated Peter a television salesman and ser- viceman who received 180 votes. The winner will fill a seat vacated last spring when Coun Charlie Thomas resigned. Claresholm ratepay- ers approved a taxpayer guaranteed loan plan which will see the Claresholm Curling Club backed in its borrowing of to complete its new curl- ing rink. A total of 386 voted for the 302 against it. Council still has one vacant seat Eight year council veteran Dr Don G a Claresholm recently resigned when he was ousted as chairman of the water and sewer committee His resignation came too near to the Friday election to allow nominations. Council will now decide if another elec- tion will be held to com- plete a full roster Oilman to speak Walt Dingle of corporate manager for Imperial will speak to the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs at noon Nov. 15 in Encksen's Restaurant The public is invited to the oil and energy talk. Mr. Dingle will speak at with lunch and discussion following the speech. Mr. Dingle is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in civil engineering and the Massachusetts In- stitute of Technology in ex- ecutive training. He joined Imperial Oil 30 years ago and has worked in the Northwest Ontario and Peru. He has long been active in professional and community affairs Real estate gripes usually caused by careless agents Most complaints against the real estate industry are caus- ed by realtors' own the 1973 presi- dent of the Alberta Real Estate Association said Friday Al Larson of Calgary told the association's annual meeting that realtors buying property for their own per- sonal accounts often did not act in the best interests of the vendor if they later sold the property for a profit Mr Larson later told The Herald that if an agent gives a person advice on what price to ask for his and then buys it himself for later resale at a the price rise may short change the original vendor But the customer Realtors elect Edmonton man An Edmonton Graham was elected presi- dent of the Alberta Real Estate Association for 1974 at the association's annual meeting in Lethbridge Friday. Mr Downey said he expected the year's activities to be mainly in education of real estate personnel and in legislation. He said the association was working closely with the government on pre education of real estate people they'll be better educated on real estate before they go into the He also expressed interest in foreign ownership legislation and professional legislation Changes were being made in the Real Estate Agents Licens- ing said Mr. Downey One major he was the shortage of available land getting more difficult to buy property because there is not enough serviced forcing prices up. And more and more people don't he said Other officers elected first vice president Howie Yanosik of second vice Pat Toole of and directors Lloyd Stephanie of Medicine Ivan Carlson of Peter Maciborsky of Grande Murray Parker of Red and Arnold Moro of Calgary. Al past president of the was named director to the Canadian Real Estate and Bill Carr of Calgary was appointed executive secretary The new officers will assume their positions Jan. 1. RCMP conference in May Some of Canada's leading police historians will come to Lethbndge for a conference honoring the next May 12-16. Included are S. W. historian of the RCMP from Ottawa who will discuss The March West W. R. Morrison from Brandon who will speak on the RCMP and the Native People of the Northern Fron- tier and Henry Klassen from Calgary who will discuss the RCMP and Canadian History. If. K. Din file usually gets a fair he said job for the owner is to give him the best advice we can and get him the best possi- ble and sometimes we're not doing he said Asked how many realtors he thought were carrying on the Mr Larson a high proportion at particularly in Calgary. Maybe not so much in but I'm not as familiar with the situation there In his report to convention Mr. Larson said the present legislative goal of the association is the setting up of an insurance fund to protect the public He said the association en- joys good communication with the Alberta Department of Consumer Affairs and is agreed that the present surety bond requirement is obsolete and proposal is that each agent and salesman would make a yearly payment to a special and all real es- tate claims would be settled from he said. Payments might even cease when the proposed fund grew large enough Mr. Larson said he sup- ported the prohibition of sales of Crown land to foreigners but said privately owned land should be available to any potential buyer. The president reported a recruiting and turnover problem. Membership at Sept 30 was up 20 per cent over a year he but this was an increase of 539 members and over peo- ple in the province had taken primary real estate courses during the year. The personnel turnover rate was too he concluded Education of personnel was one of the real estate association's main Mr Larson said. In addition to the primary 169 people took advanced real estate courses and 16 qualified as fellows of the Real Estate In- stitute of giving Alberta a total of 178 fellows Mr Larson said Mount Royal College in Calgary and Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton were provided with a basic real estate which 85 people took under the province's Priority Employ- ment Program. Moonrise over the coulees BILLGROENEN photo National realtors' president calls for land bank study Policy statements on hous- ing and rent control and lit- tle crystal ball were the main topics of a speech by the past president of the Cana- dian Real Estate Association in Lethbridge Friday Buildings fall into disrepair with rent and some in Europe had been abandoned as unfit for human habitation because of rent Albert Fish of told the annual meeting of the Alberta Real Estate Association you control you must control the cost of plumbing and building said Mr Fish. Westside development may ease housing costs A levelling off of spiralling Lethbridge housing costs may be in a local realtor said Friday Howie interviewed shortly after his election as first vice president of the Alberta Real Estate Association for said construction of the new bridge and lack of serviced land east of the river would force development in West Lethbridge. If mortgage rates went the accommodation market would be even more he said. a local said Mr. City of Lethbridge should endeavor to make as many serviced building sites available as from city owned to con- trol the high cost of land being developed by private He had earlier pointed out that one of the reasons for the founding of the Canadian Real Estate Association was gnawing problem of wartime rent Mr. Fish also spoke of public which he said accounted for 13 6 per cent of all housing starts in Canada in 1972. Each unit must be sub- sidized by taxpayers by at least 1100 per he said Mr. Fish called for a careful study of land banking before the industry adopts an official policy on it He said the department of urban affairs had adopted a new policy allowing the federal government to finance municipal acquisition and ser- vicing of with interest deferred until the ianci is sold and the municipality allowed to turn a profit. must ask 'Is this policy in direct competi- tion with private said Mr. Fish. it a subtle subsidy to which other land developers who receive no subsidy will have to he asked Many questions about land banking would have to be he including whether or not the govern- ment could do it more cheaply than private industry. If it that would be an historical he claimed. One specific housing solu- tion he mentioned was the building of satellite cities 60 to 100 miles away from major urban served by rapid tran- sit. Rapid transit is not available now in said Mr. and the usual tran- sportation corridors are usually over crowded. And com- would have an un- satisfactory tax he binci' residential uses would greatly outnumber industries Mr. Fish also said some tax provisions should be changed Real estate brokers must pay tax on any profits from the sale of their own personal he but the average citizen does not. Food inspectors rebut criticism Hoar frost One of the only good things about winter is the opportunities It presents photographers. Hoar frost on car and the patterns of ice crystals Hard working food inspectors for the Canada Department of Agriculture have taken exception to a Herald story Wednesday on meek Lethbridge consumers. The story referred to a lack of federal inspections in the city which gave retailers a good chance of getting away with offering rotten goods and services. But I. D. federal dairy felt the story left readers convinced that the inspectors who cover the entire southern por- tion of the -province wen not performing their duties in a satisfactory manner. He said regular monthly inspections were carried out at the retail and manufacturing levels. ice cream and other dairy products were examined for quality and con- ditions under which the products were stored. fait tha mil that the product offered the public met all federal requirements. Salty federal consumer and cor- porate affairs consultant in said earlier that consumer department inspectors located in Calgary bypassed Lethbridge. But department of agriculture personnel are keeping a close eye on poultry dairy products and fruit.and vegetable products. Provincial home economist Marilyn Tatem backs up the inspectors She says a comment by her that eggs could deteriorate in grade and quality referred to ones held under un- satisfactory conditions over an extended time and in no way implied that the inspectors were not doing an excellent job. Glen poultry and egg products inspector for the poultry division of the fMtonl dMurtment of hai been checking wholesalers and retailers throughout Southern Alberta for many years. checks are made periodically at all those and where eggs are found not up to grade they are either regraded or tent out for correction. are not allowed to be sold to the consumer under that he says. the Inspector will be quite willing to check on any complaints of un- satisfactory quality if he is made aware of he says. He finds retailers to be quite quality conscious. Mr. Gaskell adda that great strides have been made by his division in having retailers install up to date equipment as an added protection to the consumer regarding the grade and quality of these products.