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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Craft production helping preserve culture Tuesday, September A, 1973 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 DISTRICT i. i By SIIERLEE.V HUNTER Herald 'News Service CARDSTON Several resi- dents of southern Alberta have asked, exactly what kind of culture do the Indians want to preserve? Many feel that with the end of the buffalo herds the culture ended too. i There are many parts of the native culture that can con- tinue. Many of these things are very practical and can bene- fit all mankind if preserved. The government is aware of calls tender RCMP inspector says goodbye RCMP Insp. G. R. Gordon, un til recently commanding officer of the Leih- bria'ge subdivision, presents a picture featuring the RCMP crest and uniforms 16 MIA Leighton Buckwell of Fort Macleod. The Fort Macleod Centennial Society hosted mem- bers of the Fort Macleod Historical Association, town councillors and their wives at a farewell banquet for Insp. Gordon end Mrs. Gordon. Insp. Gordon has been posted to Fredericton, N.B. evu.e sewer tenders BELLEVUE fCXP Engineer Peter Borowski of Strong. Arm and Nelson En- gineers of Calgary was present at Bellevue Council this weak to explain to council why his firm wished to delay opening of tenders for the Bellevue Sew- er and Waterworks program. Mr. Borowski requested a de- lay until Sept. 10, instead of Sept. 6, as bidders were unable to get quotations on materials they would need from Eastern Canada, Council approved the request. A meeting has been set for that date. Mr. Borowski also described the route that would be taken when the project begins and advised sewer and water mains would be laid in separate ditches 10 feet apart. Services from the mains to residences can be put in one ditch with the sewer being below the wa- ter lines and a specific dis- tance apart. The town foreman will be go- Cabinet plans visit to Piiicher PINCHER CREEK (HNS1 council will present briefs to the provincial cabinet asking the government to prove the town's water system j and the road to West Castle. j Cabinet ministers will be j here Sept. 17 for an 8 a.m. I breakfast meeting with town and MD councils. A public meeting is scheduled for a.m. at Matthew Halton High School. Anyone may present a brief. ing to all water consumers on the old line in Bellevue Proper, and stakes will be placed show- ing where the services must go and depths will be marked on the stakes. This is being done so that persons wishing to lay their services in advance may do so. It was pointed out that about 20 homes will have to install complete new services this fall so that they have water sen-ice during the winter. These per- sons will be notified. Work on the project is to Burning ban asked PINCHER CREEK rSpecial) Town council is considering a bylaw to ban the burning of garbage hare. Residents east of the town nuisance grounds have com- plained about the smoke. Council will consider the pio posed bylaw at its next meeting. It will probhibit burning of gar- bage in town and at the nuis- ance grounds. Instead, the landfill method would be used. At the same time, the Town of Waterton has requested the use of this town's disposal grounds. Council is studying th" request. start at the Maple View Hall and work north and all resi- dences on the Maplevicw water line will be the first connected on the main water line that was installed four years ago. As much work as possible on the project will be done this fall. DROP-IN CENTRE A committee of senior citi- zens met council regarding the locating of a drop-in centre. Council will assist in this mat- ter. A grant from New Horizons was received in Belie- vue for such a community pro- ject. ___j First reading of a sewer and water debenture bylaw w-as given. Water rationing' in the village was discontinued. The regular complaints of speeders, motorbikes and dogs at large were aired and council would appreciate suggestions from the public on how to han- dle the matters. By NANCY MILES Herald Correspondent CRANBROOK. B.C. The Guy of Cranbrook is calling tenders to September 15 for residential garbage collection. The contract services an area south of Fourth Street S.. esti- mated ES half the city's domes- tic collection area for which no charge is directly levied. Some 10 tenders from the city and elsewhere are expected. At present commercial and industrial area is served only by direct contract private ser- vice with .1. E. M. Trucking. All refuse is hauled to the city dump. We'ekly domestic pickup and cost of maintaining the dump was S84.G54 in 1972. Equipment for mechanical compacting and hauling to tbs sanitary fill a mile outside the city deprecia- tes quickly. Wages are another factor being considered. The city i? faced with man- datory relocations of a disposal site under stringent new re- gional regulations. A hall on burning at the dump toward Alkili Lakes early in July has accelerated consid- eration of the problem. Fisli and game I group meeting COLEMAN fCNP Bureau 1 Th-3 Coleman Fish and Game Association will hold a meeting in the Coleman Lions Scout i Hail at p.m. on Sept. 10. A number of important mat- I iers are to be brought up so I the membership is urged to at- 1 tend the If suitable contracts can be agreed on. the northern domes- tic collection area could possi- bly be covered under a similar arrangement to keep areas tidy and sanitary in the face of in- j creasing population. Stavely igirl earns i scholarship CLARESHOLM Gail Malchow of Stavely has I received a S2.500 scholarship ]from the Alberta Wheat Pool. Siie will attend University of Lethbridge. Gail is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Malchow. and is a graduate of Willow Creek Com- j posite High School. Claresholm. 30 COMPETITORS STIRLING (HNS) A re- cent swim meet drew about 50 swimmers from Raymond and i Stirling, competing in 60 events. Ribbons were awarded to those who placed. i this and at present is encourag- ing the people to set up craft j shops on the reserves through- out the nation. These shops v.ill develop, for commercial use, crafts that are common to a particular group of people. In the North they are manu- facturing mukluks, soapstone' carvings, as v.eii as tradi- tional and new items that can be marketed. These crafts are, to a large i extent, made from local prod- ucts. Interest in the very warm clothing they make is also being shown. I On the Hobbema reserve a tannery was started to prepare the hides in the traditional way I The demand is greater than j the supply. i On the Blood reserve a craft j shop manufactures such items as hats, mittens, purses, moc-' casins. slippers and many aiti- i cles of beautiful bead work. Revived interest in learning traditional dances, songs and an increasing interest in pre- serving the native languages is occurring throughout Canada. Any language that is not t- ten v.ill eventually die. This was happening to the Blackfoot and Maliseet langu- ages as well as many others, i Efforts are now being made to write both languages in order that they might be preserved for future generations as a i important part of the Native culture. i Many non-Native people ain also taking advantage of the courses available. Many young people go Io camp each summer. Most with a leader that knows little, u any more than they do. cbout: nature. All ivill benefit from the camp to some extent. No Indian wishes to muni to the hard life they once had.; i They do wish: however, to re-; tain a little of their culture. This Back to school Ten-year-old Larry Gibbons of Picture looks somewhat apprehensive as he heads back io school to- ciay. He's actually locking forward io a good year in 5 in the Picture Buite Elementary School. Stuoents is not so different from others; throughout the Lethbridge County 26 flocked back to the i that inhabit this country. I classrooms today. POLICE REPORT PIXCHER CREEK (Special) The police report for Juh shows: Highway Traffic Act i charges, 56: written traffic warnings, 2; Criminal Codf charges. 6; impaired driving charges, Liquor Control Act charges, 27; intoxication ar rests, 47: complaints received. 117 article slost, 2, found 5; bikes lost 7, found 4. The lethbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area STIRLING MRS. F. B. ZAUGG..................... 756-3324 TABER ROSS GIBB 223-2252 TURIN MRS. PAUL JUHAR 738-4394 TYREIL'S LAKE MRS. HOWARD HA.MLING 642-2263 VAUXHALL MRS. R. W. POWERS 654-2369 WARNER MRS. PEARL LIEBEIT 642-3610 5PARWOOD MRS. 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Ask your Commerce manager about Farm Credit Life Insurance loday. made it easy to get, because it's very important to have CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE C3034 ENROLL NOW FOR MUSIC LESSONS at PRUEGGER'S MUSIC TRIAL SUPPLIED COURSES GUITAR DRUMS PIANO ORGAN PHONE 327-7524 TODAY NO ENROLMENT OR BMWrMJWfl ;