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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, October 4, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD The District South In short Cranbrook meeting Sunday CRANBROOK (Special) A meeting will be held to co- ordinate all activities of every club and organization in the Cranbrook area at p.m. Sunday in the Mount Baker Secon- dary SchooL At the same time, a past-presidents' club will be organized. Open house marks ag week BROOKS (Special) Alberta Agriculture Week will be marked at the Brooks Provincial Building with an open house Tuesday to Saturday. The open house will include tours of the building, displays, films and demonstrations. There will be refreshments, place mats and free balloons. Hostesses will be district home economists Norma Jean Gray and Linda Koyanagi in co-operation with district agriculturists Carter Curfan and Jennette Coote; County of Newell agriculture fieldman John Neufeld; irrigation specialist Dennis Roll; and water supervisor R. C. McKenzie. Coleman representative picked COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Deputy mayor Emily Misura will represent the Town of Coleman at the RCMP "appreciation night" Saturday at the Blairmore Elks Hall. Council learned recently the 4.1 per cent rate increase that Calgary Power will charge the town for energy during October, November arid December will be absorbed by the Coleman Light and Water Company and not charged to local consumers. Access to the Coleman nuisance grounds can be gained by obtaining a permit from the town office. Pete Truch has been named caretaker of the dump. The dump will be open Monday to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays from 9 a.m., to 7 p.m. It is closed on Sundays and statutory holidays. Park creation considered CRANBROOK (Special) Cranbrook appears to be one step closer to getting a large, wooded park. The B.C. Forest Service has suggested tagging the Sylvan Lake area near Cranbrook as a park study area. The move would prevent alienation of any of the acres for uses that might prejudice future management decisions. The Regional District of East Kootenay earlier suggested that the area be made a park reserve. It is now controlled by the forest service's grazing division. The land includes the area commonly known as "alkali flats." It provides spring grazing for a number of cattle. The forest service sees a situation in time where grazing use will be de-emphasized tc accommodate heavier public recreation demands. Sewage deal made by RDEK CRANBROOK (Special) Agreements have been signed allowing Regional District of East Kootenay residents to use sewage disposal facilities of a neighboring municipality. The RDEK will pay per capita for the 500 residents of Meadowbrook to use the Kimbefley sewage disposal facilities. About residents of Athalmer, Wilmer, the Westside Improvement District and Lakeview Beach will use the Invermere facilities. Land commission sets meeting CRANBROOK (Special) The B.C. Land Commission will visit Cranbrook Oct. 17 to further discuss the Regional District of East Kootenay's land reserve map before it is sent to Cabinet for final approval. Town considers new sewer PINCHER CREEK (Special) Town council has assured Phyllis Janisko, owner of a new mobile homes court here, that the town will examine the north hill area immediately with regard to installation of a storm sewer. Council assured her that all other utilities will be installed by Tuesday. Her mobile homes park will be officially opened about Oct. 15. Airport control shift considered CRANBROOK (Special) The possibility of Ihe Regional District of the East Kootenay assuming control of small regional airports will be discussed with the federal ministry of transport. The resolution followed a request by the Village of Invermere that the RDEK take over operation of the Invermere airstrip, built by the ministry of transport. Because a municipal body is required to be involved, the village has been named, but it does not want the responsibility. Mayor Vern Uphill of Fenrie said his area also wants an air- strip but "we won't be getting anywhere until it is handled by the region." NOTICE AMES TRUCKING LTD, Pincfier Creek, AHa., will change hours of operation for bottle refunds to the following times: Monday: 9 to a.m., 1 to p.m. TuMday, Thursday A Friday- 1 WednMttay. No Saturday: 8 to spillway This structure at Jensen Reservoir south of Magrath was built in 1947 to allow excess water to be taken from the reservoir if it couldn't be handled through the normal irrigation system. The spillway has never been used for the intended purpose since it was built. By absorbing all the water in the irrigation system instead of running it over the spillway, no water is wasted. 'Pass power line shelved one year during new study Calgary Power has shelved for one year its plans to build a volt power line north of Crowsnest Pass in order to study the advantages of a volt line. E. J. MacLeod, Calgary Power system planning direc- tor, said Wednesday his com- pany is delaying construction of the 240Kv line, approved Aug. 12 by the Energy Resources Conservation Board, which would link the utility's Peigan substation with B.C. Hydro and Power Authority at Natal. Mr. MacLeod said Calgary Power decided to consider building a SOOKv line because B.C. Hydro has delayed construction of its 240Kv interconnection in the East Kootenay. Meanwhile, a B.C. Hydro spokesman said Wednesday that the B.C. utility is con- sidering a province wide Town manager plan proposed at Claresholm rtovfni of for wro VMl CLARESHOLM (Staff) Town councillor Paul Andersen says Claresholm is big enough to appoint a municipal commissioner or municipal manager. "We should use this system, as have many other towns in Alberta." says Coun. Andersen. He is seeking re election in the Oct. 16 municipal election. But he says "I would prefer not to be elected" to the kind of council that makes decisions "on the spur of-the moment and being too often swayed by emotions and per- sonal He says the fault lies with the present system that em- powers one councillor and one "department head" to ran each area of the town's operation. "To expect a councillor to act as a chief administrator in. say. the area of streets or parks or utility services or development or planning is to my mind not only most inef- ficient but really not possible unless you have fuilUme paid councillors. "A number of towns have given executive powers to the secretary who is trained in municipal administration and is responsible for iooking after the finances. "1 feel it is only asking for confusion and inefficiency to have a half a dozen depart- ment heads all with equal authority and not accountable to any one person bat the political body, that is to say council." Coun. Andersen says "there will be those who love the taste of power, who will suggest all kinds of reasons why we should not have an ad- ministration, separated from the elected bylaw makers, but 1 feel a town's interest are more important than the gratification of anyone's per- sonal ego trip." He says department heads would still be needed but they would be responsible to the manager rather than the and council as a whole. Claresholm has a population of 3.200. Towns of size using the town manager system inculde Devon, Bashaw. Brooks, Calmar, Cardston and Coaldale. Low-rent building start soon CKANBROOK {Special) The Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation has issued a pre tender call for unit bids on low rental family public housing proposals, showing that contractors are interested. H could lead to the start of construction this month. CMHC manager H. T. Fraser. Regional District of East Kootenay planner Bill StilwelJ and city alderman Ron Powell have reviewed the tenders. 500Kv distribution system to include the East Kootenay once new hydro electric dams come into production. Hydro information officer Chip Smith said in a telephone interview from Vancouver that B.C. Hydro has "very preliminary" plans to build a SOOKv transmission line through the East Kootenay to distribute power generated by projects like the Kootenay Canal, located halfway between Nelson and Castlegar on the Kootenay River and scheduled to come "on line" in 1975. Calgary Power spokesman Macleod told The Herald his company recently advised the ERCB of its unexpected delay: "If, after a year's study, we still think the volt line will give us adequate interchange capacity, this line will be built within the three year period authorized by the board: (ERCB) "If, however, we deicde that a volt line would be more advantageous, we will reapply to the board on that he said. Higher voltage would allow the transfer of larger blocks of power between Alberta and B.C., benefitting power users in both provinces, he added. In its brief presented earlier this year to the ERCB, Calgary Power said its million Peigan Natal line would increase reliability of service to southern Alberta customers and provide adequate power during periods of peak load or emergency outages. The ERCB-approved route runs west from the Peigan Reserve to within two miles of Lundbreck. Instead of turning south and west to follow the existing 138Kv line op the valley of theCrowsnest River, it continues due west across the Livingstone Range of mountains to the eastern end of Blairmore Gap, where a line would extend 240Kv ser- vice into the 'Pass. The approved route then swings north and west as it follows Gold Creek, tonring doe west on the north face of Bluff Mountain. It continues westward for 10 miles, cross- ing Kananaskis Highway northeast of the Town of Coleman and traversing the foot southern slopes of Saskatoon, Wedge and Crowsnest Mountains. The 240Kv route then veers south to parallel the existing line running through the Rockies in the foot Phillipps Pass. Frozen ground threatens Alberta potato crop EDMONTON Sustained frost remains the main threat to acres of potatoes still to be harvested in Southern Alberta, Larry Jorgenson, manager of the Alberta Potato Commission says. Mr. Jorgenson said the main point to remember though is that only about one more week of good harvest weather will be needed to complete digging operations on the acre crop. Attending the Alberta Agricultural Hall of Fame awards dinner here Mr. Jorgenson said total produc- tion in Alberta will be down' slightly although the Canadian production will be up seven per cent. An early frost in September caused concern for the potato crop, but Mr. Jorgenson said most areas were helped by the weather. The frost killed the potato tops, but allowed the tubers under the ground to cure. Cured potatoes aren't damaged as much during harvest. Of the potatoes grown in Southern Alberta, 60 per cent will go to the processing in- dustry. Forty per cent will go for table use. Another to acres of potatoes were grown in 1974 for seed for the following year. The present producer price for potatoes is 50 cents per hundred pounds lower than in 1973, but no firm price trend will be established before Nov. 1 when' all stocks are in storage, he said. The early potatoes in Southern Alberta came tc Campaign forum set at Fort FORT MACLEOD (Special) Eighteen candidates who seek votes .in the Oct. 16 municipal election here will campaign at a "meet your candidates" gathering scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednes- day in the Elks' Hall. Mayoralty contestants in- cumbent Charles Edgar, former mayor George Buzunis and former councillor Muriel Ragan will be on hand. Twelve candidates seeking six council seats, will meet the electorate. They are in- cumbents Ron TiJbe and Phil Hodnetl: former councillors Jim Contts and Charles Bowes; and Bert and John Viens, Merv Dusyk, Ralph Webb, Ian Bennett, Gene Koopman, Margaret Moses and Gwen Chambers. Hospital board incumbent Jim Burger and Jean McCali and Roy White, town secretary treasurer, will also mingle with the ratepayers and answer questions. market about July 20 this year and the harvest on late varieties began in late September. From production in 1973, local potatoes lasted on the market until May, 1974, leav- ing Alberta consumers about IVz months without Alberta potatoes. 24 TRUSS RAFTERS Arch Rib Ratters Including Butt Plates PHONE 234-4056 Fort Macleod after 6 p.m. Want to get the most out of this year's exciting Royal Winter Fair? Then go with the folks that know their way around take CN's 22nd Annual Maple Leaf Escorted Package Tour. It's great value for your money. Package price, includes return rail transportation with sleep- ing accommodation and meals enroute. You, get seven nights' accommodation at Toronto's famous Westbury Hotel (Double occupancy, There's a special Get Acquainted Break- fast, daily entry to the Fair, a reserved seat at, the Horse Show, sightseeing tour of Metro Toronto, a visit to Niagara Falls and tickets, for an N.H.I, game. Tour Departs Vancouver: Mon., November low Tour Departs Edmonton: November low Tour Departs Calgary: November low DON'T BE LEFT BEHIND RESERVE NOW! For More Information complete and mail this coupon to: CN passenger Sales Floor 16 CN Tower EDMONTON, T5j OK2 Name: Address: City or Town: Phone No............................................... ;