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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Monday, October 29, 1t74 Local initiative money proves inadequate Twenty-eight Local Initiatives Program applications seeking a total of have been submitted in the Lethbridge federal con- stituency, but only has been allocated to the area, sources told The Herald Friday. And a 13-tnember local con- stituency committee will meet in Lethbridge Wednes- day to make recommen- dations to Ottawa on which projects should be funded. Robert Budd, constituency representative for MP Ken Hurlburt, and Scott MacKin- non, an advisor to the govern- ment on local Opportunities for Youth projects, who is chairing the committee, con- firmed that the committee has already met once and will make its decisions Wednesday. Its recommendations can be over-ruled by the minister of manpower and immigration, but they carry considerable weight, Mr. MacKinnon said. The committee decided at its first meeting it didn't want to make its deliberations public, but members will be, contacting applicants per- sonally to suggest cuts and modifications to their projects to help spread the funds around, he said. Funding for the whole program is lower this year, Mr. MacKinnon said, es- pecially in Alberta. He said Alberta got million, while Quebec got million and Ontario a similar amount. The allocation to Lethbridge was the third highest in the province, he added. The recommendations on the projects have to be in by Nov. 14 as most are geared for a Dec. 1 start, he said. The local committee members are from Lethbridge and other com- munities in the constituency and were contacted for the volunteer job, by Mr. Hurlburt's local office. "We did a lot of asking around and sent a big list of names to Ottawa and the man- power department investigated each name and. approved the Mr. Budd said. "We tried to make the com- mittee political." Mr. MacKinnon said com- mittee members did not want their names divulged. Motel-convention centre plans still in works Ed Leger, an Edmonton businessman and alderman, says he's still interested in developing a motel-convention centre on property he owns on the Coutts Highway at 36th Street S. "I'm still working on it and I'll probably come back to city council with a different design, one that's not as said Mr. Leger who was in Lethbridge Thursday primari- ly on other business. He originally approached council last December with a proposal for a ISO-room motel with convention facilities capable of seating up to 300 people, but got a cool recep- tion. His proposal involved an application to purchase some city-owned land between the two parcels he owns to make up an approximately seven- acre site. A rezoning of the land would also be required. Council tabled the applica- tion and a letter was later sent to Mr. Leger outlining planners' objections to the proposed use of the site. The main objection was that it would not have adequate access from the freeway proposed in long-range Iran- sportation plans along the Coutts Highway route. High density development in the area has also been dis- couraged because the capaci- ty of sanitary sewage lines to it has nearly been reached ac- cording to the city engineering department. Mr. Leger says he doesn't think the highway access ob- jection is valid because he doesn't think the freeway will be built. The site is ideal for a convention centre and hotel, he says, and surveys have in- dicated another hotel is re- quired in Lethbridge. Some nights in Lethbridge there are not enough hotel rooms, and there is a shortage of convention facilities, Mr. Leger said. He said his new proposal will probably involve 100 rooms or less, but he's not sure when he'll have it ready to go back to council. City Scene Child beating charge laid A 44 year old Lethbridge man has been charged with assault causing bodily harm following the beating of a 2V4 year old city girl Saturday. Elwin Frank Jensen is scheduled to appear in court Wednes- day on the charge. Nicole Wright, 82117th St. S., was admitted tc Municipal hospital Saturday. Her condition was described as fairly good at the time but the hospital has declined to give any more information. A Lethbridge city police officer told The Herald Monday the child had a suspected fractured skull. Three appear on theft charges Three men appeared in Lethbridge provincial court Friday on car theft charges. Williard Slippery, 19, of the Fishing Lake Indian Reserve in Saskatchewan was sentenced to three months in jail for stealing a one-half ton 4ruck, valued at more than from a farm in the Sheho district in Saskatchewan on June 4. Randy Bilanchuk, 16, of 62012th St. S., charged Oct. 23 with the theft of a 1968 Fargo truck was remanded in custody until Monday for election and plea. Frank Big Sorrel Horse, 63, Cardston, was charged Friday with stealing a 1967 GMC truck and was remanded in custody until Nov. 1 for election and plea to enablejhim to get a lawyer. Brothers charged after wreck Two brothers whose cars collided Sunday at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue South have been charged with impaired driving. Lethbridge city police say Roger Hunt, 22 of 1302 7th Ave. S. and his brother Albert Hunt were both southbound on 3rd Street S. at about 11 a.m. when they collided. Police say Roger Hunt attempted to turn right and was in collision with his brother who was on his right. Following the collision Roger Hunt mounted a boulevard and hit a cement retaining wall. The two men were taken to the police station, given breathalizer tests and charged with impaired driving. Neither was injured and damage was reported. About damage resulted from an accident at an un- controlled intersection at 21st Street and 8th Avenue South Sun- day at p.m. No injuries were reported. Police say a northbound vehicle driven by Leonard 6. Robinson, 46, of 818 21st St. S. and Harry Smith, 18, of Suite No. Ave. N., collided. Mr. Robinson has been charged with failing to yield the right of way. Trailer workers' Games ask ci'y helP wages go up G.E. RADIANT HEATER Safety thermostat Tip over Switch Setting of 1 to 5 Floor remains cool PRICED AT 21 M Cad HMMwmB 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Two Lethbridge trailer fac- tories have offered cost-of- living increases to their employees, The, Herald has learned. Ted Roset, director of manufacturing for Wickes Canada Ltd., said today the trailerworkers had been offered 25 cents an hour on top of the and hour base rate. The raise would bring the base rate up to an hour. "You have to keep people happy if you want to get any work out of said Mr. Roset, though money doesn't always make people com- pletely happy. Alma Berridge, Lethbridge and District Labor Council delegate for Trailerworkers Local 1657, told a council meeting Wednesday that the local had voted to accept the company's offer. But it plans to ask for another 25 cents to bring the increase to 50 cents an hour, Mrs. Berridge said. At the' Bendix Homes Systems Ltd. subsidiary of the Bendix Corp., a 50-cent-an- hour increase became effec- tive earlier this month, com- CLIFP BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MBHCAL DENTAL HOG. UnrarLml PHONE THE W.C.B. CLAIMS ADVISOR will be in LETHBRIDGE NOV. 5-6-7 at the W.C.B. Office. Phone 328-2040 1277 3rd Avenue South Phone Lethbridge 328-2040 NOW for an ap- pointment State your claim number or date of ac- cident, name employer at the time, and type of injury sustained. Correspondence is also welcomed from persons who require claims advice. Write Claims Advisory Service, Workers' Compensation Board, Box 2415, Edmonton, Alberta. WORKERS' CQMPEHSAT10N BOARD-ALBERTA ptroller Ron Hyndman said. "It was kind of forced on to us because of said Mr. Hyndman. Engineer, housewife seek banner Two more hats have of- ficially landed in the ring for the Progressive Conservative nomination for Lethbridge East. John E. Fortune, 45. petroleum engineer, and Jean Kuijt, 42, housewife and teacher, have announced their intentions to seek the PC nomination to oppose incum- bent Social Credit MLA John Anderson. Kuijt. an elected member of the Lethbridge Early Childhood Services Council and former co-ordinator of the University of Lethbridge Day Care Centre, has lived here for six years since coming from Vancouver. Fortune, an engineer with Texaco Canada Ltd., has lived here for five years since com- ing from Edmonton, where he was president of Seryicair Instruments Ltd. and aviation manager for Northwest In- -dustries Ltd. PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 2nd Ave S Phone 327-4121 Feb 11 is drawing ever nearer and as witness to that fact city council Monday will deal with a of requests from the Canada Winter Games Society. The society is asking for city help during the Feb. 11-23 winter games for everything from free bus service to the erec- tion of games signs throughout the city. In all there are some 26 requests and city administrators have recommended approval of most of them at an estimated cost of Besides the provision of free bus service, estimated to cost' other requests of the city include hosting a media recep- tion for some 350 media personnel expected for" the games at a cost of providing snow removal at the athletes' village area and city games sites at covering increased utility costs of about at city games sites; erection of another countdown sign at the Sportsplex and Pharley Q. Pheasant signs around the city at and provisions of-city recreation facilities for games competitors' practice sessions free of charge at an estimated cost of More buses to be sought A request by the city transit system for immediate purchase of three school buses worth will go to city coun- cil Monday. The buses are needed to free transit buses now used on school bus runs, because the demand for school bus service has left the transit department with only two spare buses, a submis- sion to council says. In the event of a breakdown, this is unsatisfactory and bus maintenance will suffer if we do not get more equipment, Oli Erdos, city utilities director says in the submission. "As it now stands the mechanics have to make make-do repairs because of the demand for he says. The school buses would be purchased from Wayne Bus Sales Ltd. in Lethbridge. Old table missing A Lethbridge man reported to city police Sunday an antique table suite valued at was stolen sometime during the last two weeks. Floyd Patterson, 323619th Ave. S., told police the furniture had been stored at a friend's home for the past two years. Public employees seek raise A three-day move around a corner Three trucks and three days were needed to move, this 50-ton furnace from one side of the Dresser-Clark foundry, in North Lethbridge, to the other and it will be about two months before a concrete building can be erected around the furnace. It will be fitted with special burners to allow Dresser-Clark to give stress relief to castings and welded fabrications through a heat treatment. Dresser-Clark, a subsidiary of Dresser Industry Incorporated of Texas, purchased the former Horton Steel business, ferry Magnus and Wayne Dyck, below, check the trailer used to move the furnace. New provincial inquest system proves confusing to officials ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC The Canadian Union of Public Employees, local 70 has notified the city it wants to re-open its contract for a cost of living increase. "I am sure that everyone realizes what has happened with the cost of living since the signing of the last agree- ment and the rapid increases in says Bill Martin, secretary-treasurer of the local in a letter to City Manager AUister Findlay. "OPEN HOUSE" SATURDAY, NOV. 2 and SUNDAY, NOV. 3, 1974 from 230p.m. to p.m. bofli wj9. Three bedrooms, French Doors to Patto off Dining Area Completely developed Downstairs. Contact ROY CLELAND at 327-6335 or But. 329-3331 "In the past 12 months food costs alone have risen in the neighborhood of 19 per he says. But Mr. Findlay, in a sub- mission to go to city council Monday recommends against re-opening negotiations with the union. He says the cost of living went up 8.24 per cent from Jan. 1 to Sept 1 this year, while increases negotiated by the CUPE local averaged 10.96 per cent for 1974 and 10 per cent for 1975. By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer A new way of handling in- quests originated by the provincial government has caused some confusion among Lethbridge coroners as to who decides if an inquest is to be held. One coroner says he decides and another says Alberta's attorney general decides. The differing opinions seem to arise from a govern- ment order in council this summer which appointed judges as coroners mainly so they could preside over in- quests. Lethbridge coroner, J. E. Morgan, told The Herald Fri- day if there is a fatality and he thinks there should be an in- quest he phones Provincial Coroner Max Cantor, in Ed- monton and gives him his fin- dings about the fatality. Dr. Cantor then passes the findings on to Alberta's attorney-general, Mcrv Leitch, who decides if an in- quest is to be held. Another Lethbridge cor- oner, J. E. McTavish, told The Herald "if there's going to be an inquest I'll order it and it will be done." "Dr. Morgan doesn't know anything about the new system because he didn't come to a meeting of coroners in Edmonton last be said Friday. The only thing different under the new system is that a judge will preside over the in- quest and "waste his time not mine." Existing coroners will still decide if an inquest will be held, he said. With the appointment of judges as coroners to preside over inquests all existing cor- oners will do at inquests is act as professional witnesses, Dr. McTavish said. They will give evidence as to why they decided there" should be an inquest and be dismissed. The judge will take down evidence at inquests and a jury will make the decisions.. Dr. Morgan said he talked to Dr. Cantor after the cor- oners' meeting in Edmonton and Dr. Cantor told bun his method of determining if an inquest should be held was correct. Dr. Cantor was un- available for comment. He's remained as coroner because there was no one else to do it. "I have to do it... because I was told to carry he said. He described the present inquest system as "a com- plete mess up where nobody knows what's going on." He said it should straighten itself out in "15 to 20 years." William McLean, deputy attorney-general said in a telephone interview from Ed- FOX DENTURE CUNIC ESL1922 PHONE 327-CMS E. S. P. FOX, C.OJH. nXlETHMMKIBfniLUI 2MMEMCAL DENTAL MM. monton coroners still decide if an inquest is to be held. Sometimes Dr. Cantor will overrule a coroner's deci- sion but this has always been the case. All the order in council did was appoint judges as cor- oners mainly to preside over inquests. Coroners are still coroners and there will still be coroner's juries until a new coroner's act is passed. The existing coroner's act may be revamped at this sitting of the legislature acting on recommendations of the Kirby commission, a study of judicial procedure. T. J. Walker, coroner in Fort Macleod, said it's up to the coroner to decide if there's going to be an inquest it's written in the existing coroner's act. INCOME TAX COURSE CORRESPONDENCE You can Earn Extra Income Learn how to prepare the new Tax Forms and become an INCOME TAX CONSULTANT. For full Dtttits. CANADIAN SCHOOL OF TAX ACCOUNTING 150 EGLINTON AVENUE E TORONTO. ONTARIO M4P 1E8 Remember to order your Halloween Bouquets and tor your Hallowotn party. MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP OUR WELCOME MAT IS ALWAYS OUT We invite you to make our pharmacy your own personal source of your medicines and health-aids. We promise your visits to us will be welcomed and you will be served courteously, attentively and honestly. You are also invited to request our professional opinion of any of the advertised remedies or health-aids. 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