Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Herald- Monday, October LETHBRIDQE District Cranbrook building permits reach 207 CRANBROOK (Special) Twenty seven building per- mits, authorizing an es- timated in construc- tion, were issued by the city in September. The year's total- is now 207 permits authorizing an es- timated in construc- tion. In the first nine months last year there were 274 per- mits for in construc- tion. September permits covered a foundation for the Cranbrook Mall addition; 000 for the Coach House Inn lounge bar; and for the Cranbrook Fanners Co operative building addition. There were nine housing starts in September. This brings the 1974 total to 121 un- its, compared to 141 units in the same period last year. Brooks to borrow BROOKS (Special) Town council will borrow to ensure that a start will be made soon on the recreation complex here. Coupled with about that has been raised locally and confirmation of a federal winter works program assistance grant of the recreation complex plann- ing committee has to initiate its project. Members of council agree that the complex should be constructed in phases as capital borrowing is authorized. Architects Jack Russell anc James Needham of Medicine Hat were asked to present a cost summary for completing the covered swimming pool and as much of the main structure as possible with funds available. Planning committee chairman-Russ Wiebe says it is more important to get the project "off the ground" than dwell on special priorities. "With the support of our community and senior governments, it is our inten- tion to complete the recreational complex in its en- he said. Vaccine offered BROOKS In order to pre- vent physical handicaps, rubella vaccine is being offered to all 12 year old girls on a yearly basis by the Medicine Hat Health Unit, the Brooks Health Unit and Big Country Health Unit at Han- na. Rubella is a form of measles which is rare in in- fancy and uncommon in pre school age children. The in- cidence of this disease is greater in older children, adolescents and young adults. If the disease is contracted by a woman during the first few months of her pregnancy it can affect her unborn child in many ways. A few examples eye defects, cardiac defects, deafness, mental retardation and physical deformities. Claresholm mayor rebuffs criticism Taber man honored A Taber man will be given a life membership in the Alberta Nursing Orderlies Association when that group met for its annual meeting in Red Deer Thursday. James Pickles, who worked for 20 years at the Taber General Hospital, received the award from his son, Carl, who is the incoming president of the association. There are about 900 nursing orderlies in the province with about 45 of those in Southern Alberta. Police investigate bike mishap BELLEVUE (CNP Bureau) Blairmore RCMP are investigating a single motor- cycle accident at barricaded construction ditch here. Michael Houda, 15, Bellevue, is in good condition in the Crowsnest Pass General Hospital after break- ing his left forearm in the mis- hap. He was riding his motorcy- cle on a Bellevue street, went over the crest of a small hill and ran into a 15-foot construction ditch. WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 DAY ONLY-THURSDAY. OCT. lOtt 516 3rd Atomic South NMl DOOT to 0Mtk Of MOAtfMt CLARESHOLM (Staff) Mayor Len Bach said Friday he endorses Dan LeGrandeur in the two way Oct. 16 mayoralty contest here. At the same time, Mayor Bach answered criticism of his administration advanced by former mayor Ernie Patterson" in his campaign here. Mayor Bach is not seeking re election. In his campaign adver- tising, Mr. Patterson says "the mill rate in Claresholm has increased 14 mills in 18 months while the municipal grants given by the provincial government have been increased to their highest point in the history of Claresholm." Answering the criticism, Mayor Bach said: "After eight years as mayor of Claresholm, I cannot unders- tand why Mr. Patterson would permit a release of such an item, when he should know that municipal administration is run on a 12 month basis, and not on an 18 month basis "The mill rate has not increased 14 mills during the calendar year, but it did increase 10 mills for commer- cial property, and 12 mills for residential property. "The deputy minister of municipal affairs, during his meeting with Claresholm council, stated that our mill rate was no more than average within the province and that congratulations were due to the present council for having accomplished so much in the last 12 months. "He also stated he was very pleased to learn that we had set up a five year capital budget as no administration can operate economically without this type of direction. The deputy minister also stated that our mill rate would see a likely reduction of a possible 20 to 25 mills in 1975 with similar said Mayor Bach. Mr. Patterson says "some worth of pavement has been destroyed on 4th St. W. because the original plans for the sewer line were not followed." Says Mayor Bach: "The interruption of the pavement on 4th St. W. during the ex- cavation on this street for the installation of the new sanitary sewer line, is a penal- ty that we are all forced to pay because of the lack of foresight and poor manage- ment "There will be more ex- cavation taking place on this same street which consists of the laying of a new water supply line before paving. Ac- cording to health standards and regulations, these lines must be at least eight feet apart. By installing these two mains, the flooding of basements by sewers should be eliminated and the dead ends of the water system should be corrected. "Also, the area from the west and south of 4th St. W. will then be in a position for future development. "The town can survive without pavement, but it is impossible to survive without these utilities." Mr. Patterson says the cost of holding a plebiscite on the old hospital "would have almost paid the fee set by the hospital board (to purchase Says Mayor Bach: "I am not opposed to the purchase of the old hospital. But, without further direction, I do not feel that my council and myself should take total and absolute responsibility on our own and gamble a large sum of money out of electors' pockets on a project with no definite pur- pose. "Therefore, it has been my wish at all times that the elec- tors should give council the necessary do not want my council to go down in history, with a reputation of purchasing a 'dead horse' at the electors' expense and then leaving it for the incoming council to bury also at their expense." Mr. Patterson says "water rates have been increased by approximately 35 per cent without any increase in ser- vice." Says Mayor Bach: "Yes, the water rates have been raised 35 per cent. However, in order to meet the demands of the water users of Claresholm, and in order to provide adequate water supplies for future expansion, the town council and the citizens of the town must look ahead. The request of the water users has been for more water and better water pressure." Says Mayor Bach: "I cannot understand why anyone could be so opposed to good public relations. Through the good relationship that we have ac- quired in the past 18 months, we have received from the MD of Willow Creek approx- imately three miles of 12 month, dust free streets at cost, which is less costly than the oil treated streets that are done each year and only last for a short period of time. This also avoids the aggrava- tion of tar on automobiles, bicycles and carpets. Chin Co-op begins work despite cost TABER (HNS) Despite the rejection of all tenders for the installation of a rural natural gas distribution system, officials of the Chin Coulee Gas Co-op Ltd. advise that construction of the system will commence in mid October. The overall project was divided into four segments 285 miles of plastic pipe; 000 feet of four inch steel pipe; 38 miles of aluminum pipe; and 190 yard services. Tenders received on each seg- ment were too high to be accepted. Speaking for the co-op, George D. Leahy of Taber said that since the rejection of the formal tenders, the necessary plastic pipe has been procured, and the plow- ing in of this pipe would proceed during late October and November. It is necessary to install un- derground crossings after 'irrigation ditches are dry. N Mr. Leahy said that with plastic pipe available, negotiations are proceeding with another contractor for burying the lines 30 inches below the ground surface. The spokesman also advised that the number of individual customers now number about 250. Arrangements are being made with a Bow Island contractor to make yard in- stallations should the owner agree. In the bowl Mrs. Hugh Pritch- ard picks strawberries at daughter Catherine Hull' farm west of Cardston. Last week the strawber- ries were still blooming, growing and ripening. South In short No blame in mishap CRANBROOK No blame has been attached in the traffic accident Aug. 27 that took the life of six year old Sandra Tull an inquest jury has ruled. The girl was crossing the street when she was struck by a car operated by Ian Biddlecomb, 17, of Kimberley. Evidence at the inquest showed the vehicle involved in the accident had a brake failure just before the mishap. Bids asked for reservoir MILK RIVER (Staff) Tenders will be called later this month for construction of an additional water reservoir es- timated to quadruple this town's supply of water. Mayor Cam McKay told The Herald the project is estimated to cost and should be in operation by next summer. He said the town won't have a firm price for the proposed reser- voir, filtration bed and additional facilities to pump water from Milk River until tenders are opened by the town's consultants, Stanley Associates Engineering of Edmonton. Town council recently gave final reading to a bylaw allow- ing the town to borrow for the proposed waterworks ex- pansion, expected to end the water rationing imposed this summer on Milk River residents. The town expects to receive a grant from the Alberta Municipal Waterworks Assistance Program administered by the Department of the Environment. New homes to be built VAUXHALL (Special) Four new homes will be built here. The village office recently issued building permits to Sennker Construction Ltd. and Adamix Construction Ltd. Senneker Construction will build a home. Adamix Construction will build three houses in the area west of the mobile home park. Pincher nursery school begins PINCHER CREEK (Special) Brian Chambers, local director of preventive social services, has announced a nursery school program for the Pincher Creek area.- The school will be located in the basement of the Mennonite Church. It will operate each morning from 9 to 11 o'clock It has been designed to meet the social and learning needs of children aged 3Vz to 4% years An essential component is to identify children with learning difficulties. If handicaps can be detected early, says Mr. Chambers there is a greater chance of helping the child before he reaches Grade 1 Taber educator attends show TABER (HNS) Ken Anderson, Taber school division instructional materials centre co-ordinator, will attend the Canadian Education Showplace at Toronto this month More than companies will exhibit their products at the education materials show. 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