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THE ALBERTA GAZETTE, PART I, JANUARY 31, 1998




     The Alberta Gazette

     PART 1

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Vol. 94   EDMONTON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1998    No. 2
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     APPOINTMENTS

     PROVINCIAL COURT JUDGES ACT

     Appointment of Supernumerary Judge

     January 1, 1998
     The Honourable Judge M. Horrocks, of Fort McMurray
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     RESIGNATIONS AND RETIREMENTS

     JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ACT

     Resignation of Justice of the Peace

     December 12, 1997
     Weist, Annabelle Rae, of Evansburg

     December 19, 1997
     Dluzewski, Marie, of Leduc

     January 2, 1998
     Amundson, Theresa Marie, of Grande Prairie

     April 10, 1998
     Slobodian, Kimberley, of Leduc
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     PROVINCIAL COURT JUDGES ACT

     Retirement of Provincial Court Judge

     December 31, 1997
     The Honourable Judge M. Horrocks, of Fort McMurray



     GOVERNMENT NOTICES

     AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

     IRRIGATION DISTRICT NOTICE

     (Irrigation Act)
ORDER NO. 560  FILE: SMRID

Before:"The Irrigation Council of the Province of Alberta"

In the matter of: "The Irrigation Act"

And in the matter of the Assessment Roll of the St. Mary River Irrigation
District being amended to add parcels of land.

In accordance with Part 1 of The Irrigation Act, Irrigation Council has
been petitioned to change the area of the St. Mary River Irrigation
District formed by an order of the Irrigation Council

(a)  requesting that the parcel(s) described in the petition(s) be added
to the St. Mary River Irrigation District, 

the Irrigation Council having considered that the petition(s) are in all
respects in order;

Therefore, it is ordered, pursuant to the provisions of section 10 of The
Irrigation Act, that               

(a)  the petitions are hereby approved and the land(s) as described in
Schedule A, attached, be added to the St. Mary River Irrigation District,
and

(b)  Order No. 7 constituting the district, dated January 1, 1971 is
hereby amended.

This Order shall become effective on December 11, 1997.

Certified a true copy:                                                      
             Irrigation Council
Len Ring, Secretary.                                                        
   John Weing, Chairman.Hans Visser, Member.
     SCHEDULE A
LAND DESCRIPTION

NE 28-7-20-W4M, Meridian 4, Range 20, Township 7, Section 28, Quarter North
East, containing 64.7 hectares (160 acres) more or less, excepting
thereout:

Plan Number    Hectares  Acres More or Less

Extra Roadway  4911GW    0.405     1.00

Excepting thereout all mines and minerals and the right to work the same.
(971 124 199 +1) (Owners: John and William Bezooyen, of Coaldale, AB)

NE 33-10-10-W4M, Meridian 4, Range 10, Township 10, Section 33, Quarter
North East, containing 59.9 hectares (147.90 acres) more or less, excepting
thereout:


Plan Number    Hectares  Acres (More or Less)

Uncancelled Ptn. of Road
 Widening 130IB     0.392     0.97
No. 3 Highway  7811609   0.656     1.62
Canal Right of Way  8711549   1.18 2.92

Excepting thereout all mines and minerals. (971 104 794) (Owners: Harry and
Randi Gross, of Lethbridge, AB)
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ORDER NO. 561  FILE: SMRID

Before:"The Irrigation Council of the Province of Alberta"

In the matter of: "The Irrigation Act"

And in the matter of the Assessment Roll of the St. Mary River Irrigation
District being amended to delete parcels of land.

In accordance with Part 1 of The Irrigation Act, Irrigation Council has
been petitioned to change the area of the St. Mary River Irrigation
District formed by an order of the Irrigation Council

(a)  requesting that the parcel(s) described in the petition(s) be deleted
from the St. Mary River Irrigation District, 

the Irrigation Council having considered that the petition(s) are in all
respects in order;

Therefore, it is ordered, pursuant to the provisions of section 10 of The
Irrigation Act, that               

(a)  the petitions are hereby approved and the land(s) as described in
Schedule A, attached, be deleted from the St. Mary River Irrigation
District, and

(b)  Order No. 7 constituting the district, dated January 1, 1971 is
hereby amended. 

This Order shall become effective on December 11, 1997.

Certified a true copy:                                                      
             Irrigation Council
Len Ring, Secretary.                                                        
   John Weing, Chairman.Hans Visser, Member.
     SCHEDULE A
     LAND DESCRIPTION

NE 4-11-7-W4M, Meridian 4, Range 7, Township 11, Section 4, Quarter North
East, as shown on the Township Plan dated March 20, 1911, containing 65.2
hectares (161 acres) more or less, excepting thereout those portions on the
following plans:

Firstly:

Plan Number    Acres (More or Less)

Railway   RY49991   0.004
Roadway   1926HX    15.09
No. 3 Highway  5472GX    2.86
Uncancelled portion of Cut-Off     5472GX    1.28
Roadway   3798JK    1.58
Cut-Off   3798JK    0.24
Subdivision    7610252   15.89
Roadway   7610983   2.60

Secondly:

That portion which lies to the north west of the No. 3 Highway on Plan
1926HX, containing 79.30 acres more or less, excepting thereout all mines
and minerals. (971 314 725) (1485KX) (Owners: Harry and Randi Gross,
Lethbridge, AB)
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     COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

ORDER DESIGNATING PROVINCIAL HISTORIC RESOURCE

(Historical Resources Act)
File No. Des. 0167 

I, Shirley McClellan, Minister charged with the administration of the
Historical Resources Act, R.S.A. 1980 c. H-8 as amended, do hereby:

1.   Pursuant to section 16, subsection (1) of that Act, designate the
site known as:

     The Canada Permanent Building, excepting out the exterior east facing
facade, together with the land legally described as:

     Plan F, the most southerly 32 feet in width throughout of lots 31 and
32, excepting thereout all mines and minerals

     and municipally described as: 10126-100 Street, Edmonton, Alberta as
a Provincial Historic Resource,

2.   Give notice that pursuant to section 16, subsection (9) of that Act,
no person shall destroy, disturb, alter, restore, or repair any Provincial
Historic Resource or remove any historic object from a Provincial Historic
Resource without the written approval of the Minister.

3.   Further give notice that the following provisions of that Act now
apply in cases of sale or inheritance of the above mentioned resource:

     (11) the owner of an historic resource that is subject to an order
under subsection (1) shall at least 30 days before any sale or other
disposition of the historic resource, serve notice of the proposed sale or
other disposition upon the Minister,

     (12) when a person inherits an historic resource that is subject to
an order under subsection (1), that person shall notify the Minister of the
inheritance within 15 days of the historic resource being transferred to
him.

Signed at Edmonton, December 18, 1997.                        Shirley
McClellan, Minister.
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File No. Des. 0703

I, Shirley McClellan, Minister charged with the administration of the
Historical Resources Act, R.S.A. 1980 c. H-8 as amended, do hereby:

1.   Pursuant to section 16, subsection (1) of that Act, designate the
site known as Fort Ethier, together with the land legally described as:

     all that portion of NW 1/4 sec. 2, twp. 47, rge. 24, W4M, as shown as
area A on plan 9722678, containing 0.201 ha. (see attachment "A"),
excepting thereout all mines and minerals, and located near Wetaskiwin,
Alberta as a Provincial Historic Resource,

2.   Give notice that pursuant to section 16, subsection (9) of that Act,
no person shall destroy, disturb, alter, restore, or repair any Provincial
Historic Resource or remove any historic object from a Provincial Historic
Resource without the written approval of the Minister.

3.   Further give notice that the following provisions of that Act now
apply in cases of sale or inheritance of the above mentioned resource:

     (11) the owner of an historic resource that is subject to an order
under subsection (1) shall at least 30 days before any sale or other
disposition of the historic resource, serve notice of the proposed sale or
other disposition upon the Minister,

     (12) when a person inherits an historic resource that is subject to
an order under subsection (1), that person shall notify the Minister of the
inheritance within 15 days of the historic resource being transferred to
him.

Signed at Edmonton, December 18, 1997.                        Shirley
McClellan, Minister.


File No. Des. 1900

I, Shirley McClellan, Minister charged with the administration of the
Historical Resources Act, R.S.A. 1980 c. H-8 as amended, do hereby:

1.   Pursuant to section 16, subsection (1) of that Act, designate the
site known as The Melsness Merchantile Building, together with the land
legally described as, plan 6010ET, block 1, lot 2, excepting thereout: all
that portion taken out of said lot for road as shown on road plan 3429LZ,
excepting thereout all mines and minerals, and located at Valhalla Centre,
Alberta as a Provincial Historic Resource,

2.   Give notice that pursuant to section 16, subsection (9) of that Act,
no person shall destroy, disturb, alter, restore, or repair any Provincial
Historic Resource or remove any historic object from a Provincial Historic
Resource without the written approval of the Minister.

3.   Further give notice that the following provisions of that Act now
apply in cases of sale or inheritance of the above mentioned resource:

     (11) the owner of an historic resource that is subject to an order
under subsection (1) shall at least 30 days before any sale or other
disposition of the historic resource, serve notice of the proposed sale or
other disposition upon the Minister,

     (12) when a person inherits an historic resource that is subject to
an order under subsection (1), that person shall notify the Minister of the
inheritance within 15 days of the historic resource being transferred to
him.

Signed at Edmonton, December 18, 1997.
Shirley McClellan, Minister.
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     JUSTICE

     OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE

     UNCLAIMED BALANCES

     For the period November 1, 1997 to January 8, 1998

               Amount    Amount
Estate Name    Beneficiary Name    of Estate Remitted

Carter, Albert Stanley   Carter, Leila missing beneficiary of    $1,662.30 1/8/98
Schuster, Philip    Doucet, Donald missing beneficiary of   $19,714.78     1/8/98
Forde, Bernard Forde, John missing beneficiary of $3,705.77 1/8/98
Murphy, Cornelius
 Frank    Murphy, Cornelius Frank missing
           beneficiaries $65,013.48     1/8/98
Gaub, Joseph   Taylor, Katherine missing beneficiary of     $5,313.09 1/8/98
Woloshyn, John Woloshyn, John missing beneficiaries    $52.75    1/8/98

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     MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS

The Registrar's Periodical, corporate registration, incorporation and other
notices of the Corporate Registry are listed at the end of this issue.

     PUBLIC WORKS, SUPPLY AND SERVICES

     SALE OR DISPOSITION OF LAND

     (Government Organization Act)

Name of Buyer: Five Oaks Inc.
Consideration: $1,050,000.
Land Description: Plan F, Lots 31 and 32, excepting thereout: A) The most
southerly 32 feet in width throughout of the said lots, excepting thereout
all mines and minerals.
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     ALBERTA RACING CORPORATION    RACING CORPORATION ACT   RACE TRACK
LICENSING RULES

          PART 1

          APPLICATION, REQUIREMENT FOR LICENCES   AND RACE TRACK
CLASSIFICATION

Section #

1    Application of these rules
2    Interpretation rules
3    Required licences
4    Alberta race track classification

     PART 2
     DECISION MAKING BY THE CORPORATION

5    Criteria to be considered
6    Competing applications
7    Reasons for decision
8    Issue of licences
9    Term of licence
10   Cancellation, suspension, cancellation on dispossession, and
transferability of licence
11   Reinstatement
12   Financial disclosure
13   Racing restricted to designated place
14   Posting of licence

     PART 3
     APPLICATION FOR A RACE TRACK LICENCE

     Division 1
     Application

15   Eligible applicants
16   Invitation for licence applications
17   Application


     Division 2
     Application Documents

     Process and General Requirements

18   Application documents
19   Types of documents required
20   Review of application documents
21   Changes in application
22   Exemptions from rules

     Ownership

23   Ownership   name and address
24   Ownership   business structure
25   Ownership   organizers
26   Ownership   organizational documents
27   Ownership   owners
28   Ownership   directors, officers, and partners
29   Ownership   controlling entity
30   Ownership   outside interests
31   Consultants
32   Background check

     Site and Facilities

33   Location
34   Lease
35   Improvements
36   Architect's plan
37   Track dimensions
38   Public areas
39   Facilities for animals and personnel
40   Racing equipment

     Safety and Security

41   Safety, security and first aid documents
42   Animal health and safety
43   Security for facilities
44   Security personnel

     Financing

45   Financial information
46   Loans
47   Debt
48   Budget
49   Funding
50   Financial projections
51   Out-of-province distributions

     Operations and Marketing

52   Race meetings
53   Time schedule
54   Management
55   Marketing
56   Concessions
57   Pari-mutuel operations

     Impact of Facility

58   Economic impact information and projections
59   Impact on breeding industry

     PART 4

          RACE TRACK LICENSEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES

60   General
61   Annual financial report
62   Maintenance of grounds and facilities
63   Race track
64   Results boards, totalizators required
65   Marketing
66   Confidentiality of applications
67   Coming Into effect

          Schedule 1     Dictionary of Definitions

          Schedule 2     Fees

          Schedule 3     Charts for section 19(6) and (7)
     of these rules
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     ALBERTA RACING CORPORATION

     RACING CORPORATION ACT

     RACE TRACK LICENSING RULES



Statement of objectives:

Central to the Alberta Racing Corporation's plan for the strategic
direction of the horse racing industry for the next 5 years is the
solidification of principle racing venues, with race track licensing being
the catalyst for this initiative.  The Racing Corporation Act,1 allows for
the Corporation to establish rules and require that race track operators be
licensed.  

The basic objectives of these Race Track Licensing Rules are to:

     facilitate strategic, long term business planning on the part of
racing venues

     establish a review and approval process whereby interested parties
may apply and compete for race track licences in all market regions in the
Province

     improve, in part, racing industry accountability

     enable race track licensees to operate race tracks and contribute to
the development of the overall racing industry.

The formal licensing process will require that race track operators provide
information on their proposed racing operations, marketing strategies,
operating budgets, capital maintenance, and development plans, and other
pertinent information.  Also, a part of the licensing procedure will be the
requirement for race track operators to develop multi-year business plans
for their overall racing operations   such business plans to readily
identify the ways and means of stabilizing and improving the business and
sport of horse racing in their region.

The Corporation believes that by implementing these rules the Alberta
racing industry will be turning an important corner towards the
revitalization of horse racing in Alberta.



     PART 1

     APPLICATION, REQUIREMENT FOR LICENCES
     AND RACE TRACK CLASSIFICATION

1    Application of these rules

     (1)  These *rules apply to the licensing, suspension, revocation and
reinstatement of licences for

          (a)  persons who operate a race track,

          (b)  persons who conduct horse races,

          (c)  race tracks that operate *Off Track Betting Theater's
(OTB's), and 

          (d)  race tracks that operate *Telephone Account Betting (TAB)
facilities.

     (2)  For the purposes of these rules, a minimum of a quorum of the
*Board of the *Corporation are those class of persons who are empowered to
decide all questions relating to those persons specified in subsection (1),
including, without limitation, all matters relating to the issuing,
suspension, revocation, reinstatement, sanctions, and penalties under the
*Act and these rules.

2    Interpretation rules

     (1)  The Interpretation Act applies to these rules.

     (2)  Some words used in these rules are defined.

     (3)  The defined words are collected in Schedule 1 to these rules. 
Most defined words are identified by an asterisk appearing at the start of
the word.

     (4)  Once a defined term has been asterisked, subsequent uses of the
word in the same subsection are not usually asterisked.

     (5)  The explanatory notes and footnotes in these rules are included
to aid understanding and interpretation, but in the event of conflict
between a note and a rule, the rule prevails.

3    Required licences

     (1)  A person shall not conduct a horse race meeting without a race
track licence to do so.  

     (2)  In accordance with section 13 of the *Act, a race track licence
is required from the *Corporation for a person to operate a race track,
which includes:

          (a)  the conduct a horse race,

          (b)  the operation of *OTB's, or

          (c)  the operation of *TAB facilities.

     Classification of Race Tracks in Alberta

4    Alberta race track classification

     (1)  Race tracks are classified by the *Corporation as:

          (a)  Class A tracks,

          (b)  Class B tracks,

          (c)  Class C tracks, or

          (d)  Class D tracks.

     (2)  A Class A track is a race track

          (a)  on which live racing is conducted for a minimum of 100
days in a calendar year, the total number of days and the actual dates are
applied for and determined by the *Corporation on a annual basis,

          (b)  on which the race average *handle or the projected live
race average handle is over $10,000, and

          (c)  in respect of which certain basic/minimum infrastructure
(race track, site and grandstand) and racing operations requirements,
identified in these rules, are met. 



Explanatory note:  The racing operation requirements referred to in clause
(c) include sections 5, 37-44, and 55-57 of these rules.



     (3)  A Class B track is a race track

          (a)  on which live racing is conducted to a maximum of 60 days
and a minimum of 10 days in a calendar year, the total number of days and
the actual dates are applied for to and determined by the Corporation on a
annual basis,

          (b)  on which the race average handle or the projected live
race average handle is over $1,999, and

          (c)  in respect of which certain basic/minimum infrastructure
(race track, site and grandstand) and racing operations requirements,
identified in these rules, are met.



Explanatory note:  The racing operation requirements referred to in clause
(c) include sections 5, 37-44, and 55-57 of these rules.



     (4)  A Class B race track may request or be required by the
Corporation to provide additional days of live racing.  If after receipt of
a request from a licensee the Corporation determines additional days to be
in the best interests of the province and the racing industry, the
Corporation shall grant the additional days.

     (5)  A Class C track is a race track

          (a)  on which live racing is conducted for a minimum number of
10 days in the calendar year, the total number of days and the actual dates
are applied for and determined by the Corporation on an annual basis,

          (b)  on which the race average handle or the projected live
race average handle is over $1,000 and less than $2,000, and

          (c)  in respect of which certain basic/minimum infrastructure
(race track, site and grandstand) and racing operations requirements, as
identified in these rules, are met.



Explanatory note:  The racing operation requirements referred to in clause
(c) include sections 5, 37-44, and 55-57 of these rules.



     (6)  A Class D track is a race track

          (a)  on which live racing is conducted for a maximum number of
10 days in a calendar year or the race average handle or the projected live
race average handle is less than $1,000, the total number of days and the
actual dates are applied for and determined by the Corporation on an annual
basis, and

          (b)  in respect of which certain basic/minimum infrastructure
(race track, site and grandstand) and racing operations requirements,
identified in these rules, are met.



Explanatory note:  The racing operation requirements referred to in clause
(c) include sections 5, 37-44, and 55-57 of these rules.



     (7)  For the purposes of this section 

          (a)  live race dates are counted separately from the dates on
which the licensed operator presents *simulcast races.  A race track may
present simulcast races on dates as applied to and approved by the
Corporation;

          (b)  the race average handle is the average amount bet per
race.  It is determined by dividing the total sum of money bet (through the
*pari-mutuel system) on races conducted at that race track by the number of
races conducted at that same track during the calendar year.

     (8)  When calculating the race average handle, the following must be
observed:

          (a)  all money bet in *inter-track betting is included in the
calculation of the total sum of money bet through the *pari-mutuel system
of the host track,

          (b)  when no races are held at the race track during a
calendar year, the race tracks race average handle for the next calendar
year is determined by the Corporation,

          (c)  *Separate Pool Betting and *Foreign Race Separate Pool
Betting (foreign simulcasting) are not included in the calculation of the
race average handle of the host track,

          (d)  when applicable, other forms of gaming that may be used
to augment the *purse accounts, such as slot machines or lotteries, are not
included in the calculation of the race average handle of the host track,
and

          (e)  *OTB and *TAB as per clauses (a) - (d) above.

     PART 2

     DECISION MAKING BY THE CORPORATION



Statement of intention:  It is the intent of the Corporation in issuing
race track licences to enable the market for pari-mutuel horse racing to
mature and expand as warranted largely by consumer demand.  It is the
intent of the Corporation, in the best interests of horse racing, to limit
the number of race track licences to the number which the Corporation
determines the Alberta market can support so as to encourage agriculture
and the breeding of horses in this province; and, to hold race meetings in
this Province of the highest quality.



5    Criteria to be considered

     (1)  In deciding whether to grant or refuse an application for a
race track licence or designate the class of licence, the *Corporation may
consider the degree to which any of the following factors regarding the
applicant's existing race track or proposed race track serve to nurture,
promote, develop, or improve the racing industry in Alberta:

          (i)  the integrity of the applicant;

          (ii) the applicant's financial stability and ability to
develop, own and operate a race track facility, or any of them;

          (iii)     the applicant's stated and potential ability to optimize
the peak racing season and to generate pari-mutuel *handle and other
revenue;

          (iv) the applicant's resources for supplementing the purses
for races for various breeds;

          (v)  the types, variety, and proposed days of pari-mutuel
horse racing which the applicant will offer and the applicant's plans
related to the quality of the presentation of the racing product or
products;

          (vi) the applicant's *simulcast facilities and the plans for
exporting and importing of race signals;

          (vii)     the nature and extent of proposed special event
programming and collateral entertainment/gaming activities;

          (viii)    the quality of physical improvements and equipment
in the applicant's facility;

          (ix) the condition of the applicant's facility or the status
of any proposed capital improvements;

          (x)  the location and accessibility of the existing or
proposed race track;

          (xi) the effect of the existing or proposed race track on
traffic flow;

          (xii)     facilities for patrons and *occupational licensees;

          (xiii)    the applicant's stated desire and ability to market
and operate horse racing in its area;

          (xiv)     the applicant's stated willingness to align with overall
provincial marketing plans and strategies; 

          (xv) the applicant's stated willingness and ability to acquire
corporate sponsorships which primarily benefit horse racing; 

          (xvi)     whether or not the applicant has chosen to incorporate a
*racing entertainment centre into their facilities;

          (xvii)    the scale and magnitude of such a centre and the
projected revenue to be derived for racing industry renewal and their
projected utilization;

          (xviii)   the capabilities, functionality and capacity of the
applicant's grandstand;

          (xix)     the suitability of the race track area for race viewing
and broadcasting;

          (xx) the desire and ability of the applicant to provide the
highest quality of horse racing signals for rebroadcasting purposes;

          (xxi)     facilities for racehorses and racing participants;

          (xxii)    availability of support services and emergency
services to the race track;

          (xxiii)   the extent to which the safety of the public,
employees and horses are addressed by the applicant;

          (xxiv)    the managerial ability and experience of the
applicant;

          (xxv)     the potential for conflict with other *licensed race
meetings;

          (xxvi)    the applicant's stated desire and ability to
consult and work with the various *recognized Alberta horsemen's
associations;

          (xxvii)   the projected effect of race meetings on the horse
breeding industry in Alberta; 

          (xxviii)  the projected effect of the race meeting on the
provincial and local economy from tourism, increased employment, and other
sources;

          (xxix)    the status of governmental actions required by the
applicant's facility;

          (xxx)     the stated and desired efforts to promote orderly growth
of horse racing in Alberta and educate the public with respect to horse
racing and pari-mutuel wagering;

          (xxxi)    the impact of the facility (effect upon the
provincial, regional and local economies);

          (xxxii)   the extent of public support and opposition;

          (xxxiii)  the effects of non-racing competition; and

          (xxxiv)   the applicant's compliance with the applicable
laws, statutes, rules and directives.

     (2)  The *Corporation may request any or all applicants to make a
presentation on their application before the *Board or a Board Committee.

     (3)  The Corporation need not issue a race track licence unless the
applicant provides security in a manner and in an amount determined by the
Corporation to ensure the applicant complies with the *Act, the
Corporation's rules, and the conditions of the licence. 2

6    Competing applications

          If the *Corporation receives more than one application for any
class of race track licence for a similar geographical area, the
Corporation may:

          (a)  require further information of the applicants;

          (b)  refuse to grant a licence to any of the applicants;

          (c)  only grant the licence to the applicant which, in the
opinion of the *Corporation, will be in the best interest of racing and the
public; or

          (d)  grant more than one licence with the same or different
designated class of licence. 

7    Reasons for decision

          In granting or refusing an application for a race track licence
the *Corporation shall state reasons for its decision.


8    Issue of licences

     (1)  The *Corporation may issue a race track licence to a qualified
applicant if it finds that the conduct of race meetings at the proposed
track and location will be in the public interest, and complies with all
applicable laws and the rules and directives of the Corporation.

     (2)  A licence will not be issued unless the applicant agrees in
writing to adhere to these rules and any other terms and conditions of
licence that may be required by the Corporation but not included in these
rules.

     (3)  The licence authorizes the holder of it to: 

          (a)  operate a race track,

          (b)  conduct horse races,

          (c)  conduct *OTB, or

          (d)  conduct *TAB

          or all of the above, in accordance with the terms of the
licence and the Corporation's rules.

9    Term of licence

     (1)  The term of a race track licence shall be for up to a maximum
of 10 years, or such longer period as in the opinion of the *Corporation is
in the best interests of racing in Alberta or is required to nurture,
promote, develop or improve the racing industry in Alberta. The terms will
be specified by the Corporation and displayed on the licence.

     (2)  All multi-year licences shall be reviewed by the Corporation on
an annual basis to determine if the information that was presented in the
original licence application or subsequent licence renewal or annual
reviewal documentation is consistent and accurate. 

     (3)  All multi-year licensee's must, on an annual basis, provide the
Corporation with updates to the information submitted in their initial
licence application especially as it relates to the sections on finance,
ownership and operations and marketing. All multi-year licensee's must at a
minimum provide the Corporation, on a annual basis, with 

          (a)  the information required under sections 12, 19 (7), 48,
49, 50, 55, and 61 of these rules, and

          (b)  the actual numbers broken out as required in those
sections for the year just completed.

     (4)  The Corporation may grant any organization a conditional or
temporary race track licence, including the possible requirement of a
performance bond, for any length of time up to 3 years, if the Corporation,
at its sole discretion, deems that by so doing would be in the best
interests of the Alberta racing industry.

     (5)  The Corporation may grant a *protected market area in a
geographical area to a licensee for up to and including the total period of
time that the licensee is licensed by the Corporation. 

     (6)  Beyond the initial licence application fee, the Corporation may
impose an annual fee on the licence holder. 3

10   Cancellation, suspension, cancellation on dispossession, and
transferability of licence

     (1)  If the licensee

          (a)  makes any assignment for the benefit of creditors,

          (b)  commits an act of bankruptcy,

          (c)  becomes insolvent,

          (d)  has a receiver appointed,

          (e)  takes the benefit of any legislation that may be in force
for bankrupt or insolvent debtors,

          (f)  commits a substantial breach of these rules, or

          (g)  fails to remedy any lesser breach for which notice to
remedy has been given,

          the *Corporation may suspend or cancel the licence.

     (2)  In the event of a breach of these rules, the Corporation may
give notice that the licensee is in default.

     (3)  For greater particularity, a breach of these rules includes:

          (a)  violating the *Act, these rules or any other rules of the
Corporation;

          (b)  violating a condition of the licence;

          (c)  violating a direction of the Corporation;

          (d)  making a false or misleading statement in an application
for a licence (other than a forecast for which there is reasonable
justification);

          (e)  engaging in conduct that, in the opinion of the
Corporation, is prejudicial to the best interests of horse racing;

          (f)  violating any law 4 which would be a substantial breach
of the conditions under which a licence is granted;

          (g)  not meeting *Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency permit
requirements.

     (4)  In the event that a default notice is given, the licensee shall
have the period of time allotted in the notice (such period to be no longer
than 30 days), to remedy the default, failing which the Corporation may:

          (a)  impose a fine, to a maximum of $100,000, or other
penalty, upon the licensee;

          (b)  suspend the licence for such time as the Corporation
deems fit, including an allotted time in which to remedy the default;

          (c)  cancel the licence.

     (5)  In the event of insolvency, bankruptcy, an assignment for the
benefit of creditors or receivership of the licensee, the Corporation may,
at its discretion, 

          (a)  continue the licence in the name of the trustee or
receiver, as the case may be, subject to such terms as the Corporation may
impose, upon application of the trustee or receiver, or

          (b)  suspend or cancel the licence.

     (6)  A licence may not be sold or transferred directly or indirectly
without the consent in writing of the Corporation.  In the event that a
licensee proposes to sell or transfer a licence, directly or indirectly,
the proposed purchaser or transferee, shall make application for approval
to the Corporation in the same format as is required for a licence in the
first instance.

11   Reinstatement

          The *Corporation may, in its discretion, reinstate a race track
licence that has been suspended or revoked.

12   Financial disclosure

     (1)  Each holder of a race track licence must annually file with the
*Corporation a detailed financial statement that:

          (a)  contains a detailed balance sheet, the results of horse
racing operations for the year, change in financial position for the year
and details of capital expenditures for the year;

          (b)  contains the names and addresses of all shareholders,
members and owners of any interest in the race track facility, capital
development or operation;

          (c)  indicates compliance during the filing period with the
Corporation's rules;

          (d)  includes any other information required by the
Corporation.

     (2)  Each transaction that involves a major acquisition or transfer
of a pecuniary interest in the licence holder must receive prior approval
from the Corporation.

     (3)  A transaction that changes the ownership of the licence holder
requires submission of updated information of the type required to be
disclosed under these rules.

     (4)  Each holder of a race track licence must annually provide an
operating budget for the forth coming year.

13   Racing restricted to designated place

     (1)  The holder of a race track licence may not conduct live horse
racing at any place other than the place designated in the licence, except
as provided by subsection (2).

     (2)  If a race track becomes unsuitable for racing because of fire,
flood, or other catastrophe, the licence holder, with the prior approval of
the Corporation, may conduct a race meeting or any remaining portion of a
meeting temporarily at any other race track licensed by the *Corporation to
conduct the same type of racing as may be conducted by the licence holder,
if the licensee of the other race track also consents to that use.

14   Posting of licence

          A race track licensee must post in a prominent place in the
licensed facility:

          (a)  the race track licence; and

          (b)  any document or information that the *Corporation
requires to be posted.

     PART 3

     APPLICATION FOR A RACE TRACK LICENCE

     Division 1

     Application

15   Eligible applicants

          To be eligible to be issued a licence to operate a race track
the applicant must:

          (a)  be a duly incorporated body by or pursuant to an Act of
Parliament or of the Legislature of the Province of Alberta, 5

          (b)  own or lease a race-course,

          (c)  conduct live or *simulcast or proposes to conduct live or
simulcast horse races in the ordinary course of its business,

          (d)  to the extent that applicable legislation requires that
the purposes of the applicant's organization or association be expressly
stated in its constating instrument, having as one of its purposes the
conduct of live or the simulcast of horse races, and

          (e)  be able to meet all requirements stipulated by the
*Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency for the issuance of a federal permit to
conduct horse racing in accordance with the *Criminal Code Pari-Mutuel
Betting Supervision Regulations.

16   Invitation for licence applications

     (1)  From time to time, the *Corporation may designate an
application period not to exceed 60 days, during which time the Corporation
will accept applications for race track licences.

     (2)  The Corporation may specify the class and general geographic
area of the race track or facility for which it will consider applications.

17   Application

     (1)  Each applicant for a race track licence must pay the
application fee specified in Schedule 2, and submit an application in the
prescribed form, containing the information required by these rules.

     (2)  The application must state:

          (a)  details of where and how the applicant was incorporated;

          (b)  the names and addresses of the applicant's agents for
service of documents;

          (c)  the names and addresses of its officers and directors
and, for each individual named under this clause, the individual's date of
birth, current address and telephone number, and a statement disclosing any
conviction of an indictable criminal offence or any other offence that
would adversely impact on the suitability of such individual to be part of
a licensee authorized to hold horse races,

          (d)  the names and addresses of its shareholders and, for each
individual named under this clause, the individual's date of birth, current
address and telephone number, and a statement disclosing any conviction of
a criminal offence; and

          (e)  the beneficial owners of shares in the applicant that
hold voting rights, absolute or contingent, any other person that directly
or indirectly exercises any participation in the applicant, and any other
ownership interest in the applicant that the applicant, making its best
effort, is able to identify.

     (3)  The application under this section must also include:

          (a)  the exact location at which a race meeting is to be
conducted;

          (b)  if the racing facility is in existence, whether it is
owned by the applicant and, if leased to the applicant, the name and
address of the owner and, if the owner is a *Corporation or unincorporated
business association, the names and addresses of its officers and
directors, its shareholders and members, if any, and its agents for service
of documents;

          (c)  if construction of the racing facility has not been
initiated, whether it is to be owned by the applicant and, if it is to be
leased to the applicant, the name and address of the prospective owner and,
if the owner is a corporation or unincorporated business association,

               (i)  the names and addresses of its officers and
directors,

               (ii) the names and addresses of its shareholders,

               (iii)     the names and addresses of its members, if any, and

               (iv) the names and addresses of its agents for service
of documents;

          (d)  identification of any other beneficial owner of shares
that hold voting rights, absolute or contingent, in the owner or
prospective owner of the racing facility, or any other person that directly
or indirectly exercises any participation in the owner or prospective owner
and all other ownership interest in the owner or prospective owner that the
applicant making its best effort is able to identify;

          (e)  a detailed statement of the assets and liabilities of the
applicant;

          (f)  the kind of racing to be conducted and the number of race
dates to be requested;

          (g)  a listing of each lease, management, concession, and
totalizator contract dealing with the licence or proposed licence at the
location or proposed location in which the applicant has an interest for
inspection and review by the *Corporation;

          (h)  the prior approval of the Corporation for any totalizator
contract;

          (i)  an agreement by the applicant that any decision made by
the Corporation with respect to their licence application is considered to
be final; and

          (j)  any other information implied by these rules or required
by the Corporation.

     (4)  If the applicant is a non-profit corporation, only directors
and officers of the corporation must disclose the information required
under subsection (2).

     (5)  The burden of proof is on the applicant to show compliance with
the *Act and with the rules and directives of the Corporation. 

     Division 2

     Application Documents

     Process and General Requirements

18   Application documents

     (1)  An applicant for a licence to operate a race track must submit
application documents in accordance with this section.

     (2)  The applicant must submit an original and 5 copies of the
documents to the *Corporation.

     (3)  The applicant must provide a statutory declaration as to the
truth and validity of the documents.

     (4)  The applicant must state the name, address, and telephone
number of an individual designated by the applicant to be the primary
contact person for the Corporation during the application process.

     (5)  The applicant must submit all application documents not later
than 5:00 p.m. mountain standard time on the last day of the application
period.

19   Types of documents required

     (1)  An applicant for a Class C or Class D race track licence must
submit the documents required by this Division concerning:

          (a)  background information;

          (b)  ownership;

          (c)  site and facilities,

               (i)  on track;

               (ii) *off track (if applicable);

          (d)  safety and security; and

          (e)  a general business plan with a specific marketing
component.

     (2)  In addition to documents required under subsection (1), an
applicant for a Class B race track licence must submit the documents
required by this Division concerning:

          (a)  financing; and

          (b)  operations and marketing.

     (3)  An applicant for a Class A licence must submit all the
documents required by this Division.

     (4)  An applicant for a race track licence must submit the
application documents in typewritten form:

          (a)  on 8 « by 11 inch paper;

          (b)  have an executive summary;

          (c)  be broken out by the appropriate chapter, and the
section, subsection, and Division designation of the rule that requires the
submission of a document must be noted at the top of each page of the
document; and

          (d)  provide photographs of any three-dimensional exhibits.

     (5)  The application should contain a table of contents and dividers
to clearly designate the various sections covered in the application and
the documents within the application must be consecutively paginated.

     (6)  The executive summary should contain the highlights of the
entire application and should include a table which contains information
regarding the ownership, residency, and contributions of each officer,
director, partner, or owner of an interest of 10% or more in the
application submitted in the format specified in Schedule 3 to these rules.

     (7)  The executive summary must include a table containing an
attendance and wagering summary of information submitted in the financial
forecasts.  The table must be submitted in the format specified in Schedule
3 to these rules.

20   Review of application documents

     (1)  Not later than the 15th day after the last day of an
application period, the *Corporation must review each application submitted
to determine whether the application contains all the information required
by these rules.

     (2)  If the Corporation determines that the application does not
contain all the information required by these rules, the Corporation must
notify the applicant in writing and state the nature of the deficiency in
the application.

     (3)  The applicant must submit the documents necessary to complete
the application before the 30th day after the last day of the application
period.

     (4)  If the applicant fails to submit the requested documents in a
timely manner, the Corporation may not certify the application as received
and the Corporation may not consider the application.

     (5)  When the Corporation determines that an application contains
all the information required by these rules the Corporation must certify in
writing that the application is received by the Corporation.

     (6)  The Corporation must transmit a copy of the certification to
the applicant.

21   Changes in application

     (1)  If information submitted by an applicant as part of a race
track application changes or becomes inaccurate before the *Corporation
acts on the application, the applicant must immediately notify the
Corporation in writing of the change or inaccuracy.

     (2)  After a race track application has been filed, the applicant
may not amend the application except:

          (a)  to address a deficiency in accordance with a notice sent
to it,

          (b)  as required by the Corporation for clarification of
information contained in the application, or

          (c)  to address a change in the circumstances surrounding the
application that was outside the control of the applicant and that affects
the ability of the applicant to comply with the *Act or the rules of the
Corporation.

     (3)  To amend an application under subsection (2)(c), an applicant
must file with the Corporation a written request to amend the application
stating:

          (a)  the change in the circumstances surrounding the
application that necessitates the amendment;

          (b)  the nature of the amendment; and

          (c)  the reasons why the amendment is necessary to bring the
application into compliance with the *Act or the rules of the Corporation.

     (4)  A request to amend may only be granted if the applicant
demonstrates that:

          (a)  the circumstances requiring the amendment were outside
the control of the applicant;

          (b)  before the change in the circumstances surrounding the
application, the application complied with the pertinent provisions of the
*Act or the rules of the Corporation; and

          (c)  the amendment is necessary to bring the application into
compliance with the pertinent provisions of the Act or the rules of the
Corporation.

22   Exemptions from rules

     (1)  An applicant may request an exemption from a requirement in
this Division in accordance with this section.

     (2)  In acting on a request for an exemption under this section, the
*Corporation may require the applicant to:

          (a)  state, in writing, the applicant's reason for the
request; and

          (b)  propose an alternative that substantially satisfies the
purpose of the requirement.

     (3)  The Corporation may grant an exemption under this section if
the Corporation determines:

          (a)  the applicant's alternative proposal substantially
satisfies the purpose of the requirement; or

          (b)  the Corporation determines the exemption is in the best
interests of the racing industry in Alberta.

     Ownership

23   Ownership   name and address

          The application documents must include:

          (a)  a list of all legal/registered or trade names used by the
applicant, and

          (b)  the names of the registered agent and the address and
telephone number of the registered office of the applicant for service of
process.

24   Ownership   business structure

          The application documents must describe the applicant's
business structure and include an organizational chart.

25   Ownership   organizers

          If the applicant is not an individual and was organized less
than 5 years before the date on which the application documents are
submitted to the *Corporation, the application documents must state:

          (a)  the name of each individual who was a paid organizer or
promoter of the applicant,

          (b)  the nature and amount of assets, services, or other
consideration contributed to the applicant by an organizer or promoter of
the applicant, and

          (c)  the nature and amount of anything of value given by the
applicant to an organizer or promoter of the applicant.

26   Ownership   organizational documents

          The application documents must include:

          (a)  a statement of which *Act the applicant was incorporated
under and when the applicant was incorporated,

          (b)  a copy of the articles of incorporation and by-laws of
the applicant,

          (c)  a statement and documentation of whether the applicant
has been reorganized or reincorporated during the 5 year period preceding
the date on which the application documents are submitted to the
*Corporation, and

          (d)  a statement and documentation of whether the applicant
has filed restated articles of incorporation.

27   Ownership   owners

     (1)  If the applicant is authorized to issue capital stock, the
applicant must state the classes of stock authorized and the total number
of shares of each class authorized.  The applicant must state, for each
class of stock:

          (a)  the par value, if any,

          (b)  the voting rights,

          (c)  the current rate of dividend, and

          (d)  the number of shares outstanding and the number of shares
that are authorized to be issued.

     (2)  The application documents must identify:

          (a)  each beneficial owner of shares in the applicant that
bear voting rights, absolute or contingent,

          (b)  each person that directly or indirectly exercises any
participation in the applicant, and

          (c)  any other ownership interest in the applicant that the
applicant making its best effort is able to identify.

     (3)  The application documents must include a certified copy of each
voting trust or voting agreement in which capital stock is held and must
state:

          (a)  the name and address of each stockholder participating in
the trust or agreement,

          (b)  the class of stock involved, and

          (c)  the total number of shares held by the trust or
agreement.

     (4)  The application documents must describe the terms of any proxy
by which capital stock may be voted and must state:

          (a)  the name and address of the person holding the proxy,

          (b)  the name and address of the stockholder who granted the
proxy,

          (c)  the class of stock for which the proxy may vote, and

          (d)  the total number of shares voted by the proxy.

     (5)  The application documents must state any provisions for the
redemption, repurchase, retirement, conversion, or exchange of an ownership
interest.  The documents must state the procedure by which these provisions
may be modified.

     (6)  The application documents must state whether the applicant's
stock may be traded through options and whether a stockholder has executed
an agreement or contract to convey any of the stockholder's stock at a
future date.  The application documents must include a copy or a
description of each agreement or contract disclosed under this subsection.

28   Ownership   directors, officers, and partners

     (1)  If the applicant is not an individual, the application
documents must include a list of the individuals who are serving or who are
designated to serve, during the first year after the date the application
documents are submitted to the *Corporation, as a director, officer,
partner, or member of the management committee of the applicant.  In the
event that such individuals are engaged in such a capacity thereafter, such
applicant shall file annually on the anniversary date of application,
updated information on such individuals.

     (2)  The list must state, for each individual listed under
subsection (1)

          (a)  the individual's name and address,

          (b)  each position or office of the applicant held by the
individual,

          (c)  the individual's principal occupation during the 5 year
period preceding the date on which the application documents are submitted
to the Corporation, and

          (d)  the nature and the extent of any ownership interest that
the individual has in the applicant.

29   Ownership   controlling entity

     (1)  The application documents must state whether another entity
exercises or is in a position to exercise control in the management or
financial affairs of the applicant.  The documents must describe the nature
of the relationship between the entity and the applicant and the extent of
control exercised by the entity.

     (2)  If a non-individual entity owns an interest of 10 percent or
more in the applicant, the application documents must include the
information required by subsection (1) of this section as it relates to the
non-individual entity.

     (3)  The application documents must include information required by
subsection (2) of this section for each non-individual entity identified in
the application documents to the extent necessary to determine the identity
of each individual who is an indirect holder of an ownership interest in
the applicant.

30   Ownership   outside interests

     (1)  The application documents must state whether the applicant, a
director, officer, or partner of the applicant, or an owner of an interest
in the applicant of 10 percent or more:

          (a)  has ever held an ownership interest in a licensee of the
*Corporation, or

          (b)  is currently engaged in the business of horse racing or
gaming in another jurisdiction.

     (2)  The applicant must describe the nature of participation stated
under subsection (1).

31   Consultants

          The application documents must include a list of all paid
consultants used by the applicant in the development of the application. 

32   Background check

     (1)  The *Corporation may undertake a complete personal, financial,
criminal and business background check of the applicant or any person
owning an interest in or exercising control over a applicant for a race
track licence, including directors, the partners, shareholders,
concessionaires, management personnel, management firms, and creditors. 

     (2)  The application documents must include a statement that
irrevocably gives consent to the Corporation and to persons authorized by
the Corporation:

          (a)  to verify all information provided in the application
documents; and

          (b)  to conduct background investigations on the applicant and
the applicant's employees.

     (3)  If the applicant is not an individual, each individual who
provides information under section 17 (relating to personal information)
must execute a statement required by subsection (2).

     (4)  An applicant may not pass a background check if any person
listed under subsection (1)

          (a)  has within the 5 years before the submission of the
application been convicted of:

               (i)  an indictable offence under the Criminal Code
(Canada), the Excise Act (Canada), the Food and Drug Act (Canada) or the
Narcotic Control Act (Canada), or

               (ii) an offence under another Act or regulation, whether
foreign or not that, in the Corporation's opinion, is substantially similar
to an offence referred to in sub clause (I), or

          (b)  has within the 5 years before the submission of the
application been sentenced to serve a term of imprisonment of 3 years or
more.

     (5)  The Corporation may refuse to issue, renew, or revoke a licence
or approve a concession or management contract if, in the sole discretion
of the Corporation, the background checks reveal anything which might be
detrimental to the public interest or the racing industry.

     Site and Facilities

33   Location

          The application documents must include: 

          (a)  the name of the municipality in which the race track (or
*OTB or *TAB facilities, if applicable) is or is to be located;

          (b)  the actual legal description of the race track site;

          (c)  the name and address of each person who has held title to
the real property;

          (d)  the name and address of each person who holds a mortgage
or other security interest in the real property;

          (e)  an aerial photograph of the race track site;

          (f)  a photograph of the site from each roadway adjacent to
the site; and

          (g)  a description of the current commercial and industrial
uses for all property within a « mile area around the race track site.

34   Lease

     (1)  If an applicant for a race track licence leases or intends to
lease the race track (or *OTB or *TAB facility   if applicable) or race
track property from another person, the application documents must include
the information required by this section as it relates to the lessor and
the lessee.

     (2)  The application documents must include a copy of the lease
agreement and every other agreement or contract between the lessor and
lessee.

     (3)  The *Corporation may not grant a licence to a person applying
under this section if the Corporation determines that:

          (a)  the lessor would not be qualified to be issued a licence;

          (b)  the lease is a subterfuge to avoid compliance with the
*Act or a rule of the Corporation; or

          (c)  the lease is of insufficient length to ensure stability
of operations.

35   Improvements

     (1)  The application documents must describe the applicable zoning
designation for the race track site (or *OTB or *TAB facility) and any
special use permits required for the race track site.

     (2)  The application documents must provide a capital
development/upgrading schedule (if applicable).

     (3)  In addition, the applicant must provide copies of the above
permits or the documents must describe the procedure by which the applicant
must obtain the permit, all conditions likely to be placed on the permit,
and the estimated date on which the applicant will obtain the permit.

36   Architect's plan

     (1)  This section applies to new race tracks or current race tracks
with significant proposed facility upgrades.

     (2)  The application documents must include layout drawings of the
race track facility which show the race track or the proposed race track
including drawings of sufficient detail to illustrate the facilities and
equipment specified under sections 37-39. 

     (3)  The drawings must be drawn to scale and must show the
measurements of all areas, including barns and stalls.

     (4)  For a new race track, the application documents must include a
description of the experience of the architect who designed the proposed
facility and a statement of the number of race tracks the architect has
visited and designed.

37   Track dimensions

     (1)  The application documents must state the dimensions and
specifications of each track to be provided on the applicants' grounds,
including:

          (a)  the total length;

          (b)  the width;

          (c)  the banking, with a description of the method of
transition into and out of turns;

          (d)  the radius of each turn and the length of each stretch
and chute;

          (e)  the type of inside and outside rail (including materials
used);

          (f)  the composition and depth of the base, subsurface, and
cushion of the track with a schematic drawing of the racing surface;

          (g)  the drainage system for the racing surface;

          (h)  the location and design of the video towers;

          (i)  the location and design of TV camera placement and sound
towers;

          (j)  the location and method of closing gaps in the rail;

          (k)  the location and design of the tote board;

          (l)  the location of lighting for the race track;

          (m)  the type of turf for a turf race track; and

          (n)  the method by which the track will be winterized.

     (2)  The application documents must describe the racing surface
maintenance plan for all seasons and the necessary maintenance equipment,
including equipment to water and care for the race track.

     (3)  The application must provide the information required by this
section in sufficient detail to demonstrate the applicant's ability to
operate and maintain a race track.

38   Public areas

     (1)  The application documents must state the specifications for
areas of the race track site (and off site areas   if applicable) to which
the public will have access and include a description of the configuration
and location of:

          (a)  the grandstand (external site and internal area);

          (b)  the total number of seats, broken down to designate the
indoor and outdoor seats and the reserved and non-reserved seats;

          (c)  television monitors available for viewing by patrons;

          (d)  the pari-mutuel facility;

          (e)  the concession areas;

          (f)  the restrooms;

          (g)  parking;

          (h)  special clubs or other facilities for certain patrons,
owners, horsemen;

          (i)  other features or adjoins that are non-racing in nature;

          (j)  the smoking and non-smoking areas;

          (k)  the turnstiles or the method for counting patrons; 

          (l)  the fencing around the grandstand;

          (m)  any plans for green space landscaping or around the race
track site; and

          (n)  details on any proposed use of the infield area.

     (2)  The application documents must describe the applicant's plans
for maintaining and cleaning the public areas of the race track.

     (3)  The applications documents must provide the information
required by this section in sufficient detail to demonstrate the
applicant's ability to operate and maintain its public areas.

     (4)  The application documents must state the maximum capacity of
the facilities, and include the area or areas in square feet of the
grandstand makeup.

39   Facilities for animals and personnel

     (1)  The application documents must describe:

          (a)  the facilities for housing horses (on site and off site
auxiliary);

          (b)  the facilities for housing personnel;

          (c)  the facilities for obtaining specimens for testing
animals and humans for drugs;

          (d)  the pre-race holding area and paddock;

          (e)  the facilities for owners, trainers, and other race track
personnel;

          (f)  the lounge area and other recreational facilities for
race track personnel;

          (g)  the smoking and non-smoking areas;

          (h)  the facilities for jockeys and drivers (male and female);

          (i)  the stand for the racing judges or stewards and the
office and work areas for representatives of the Corporation;

          (j)  the facilities for the Race Secretary and the Horsemen's
Bookkeeper;

          (k)  the size and composition of the planned path for horses
from the stable to the pre-race holding area, paddock, race track, and test
barn;

          (l)  the areas and equipment in and around the stable area
where horses may be cooled out or leisurely exercised, such as gallops,
grass paddocks, pastures, wood chip trails, or electric walkers;

          (m)  the barn and stable area and its ventilation system;

          (n)  the process for waste removal;

          (o)  the equine ambulance and the location of the area for the
equine ambulance; and

          (p)  child care facilities for the patrons or the licensees,
if provided.

     (2)  The application documents must describe the applicant's plans
for maintaining and cleaning the facilities that are provided for animals
and personnel.

     (3)  The application documents must provide the information required
by this section in sufficient detail to demonstrate the applicant's ability
to operate and maintain the facilities for animals and personnel.

40   Racing equipment

     (1)  The application documents must describe the equipment used or
to be used in conducting races, including the starting gate or car and the
timing, photo finish, track maintenance, and videotape equipment.

     (2)  The application documents must describe the equipment used or
to be used in conducting races in sufficient detail to show compliance with
the *CPMA permit requirements and any additional requirements under the
Corporation rules.

     Safety and Security

41   Safety, security and first aid documents

          The application documents must include detailed plans that
provide for the safety, security and first aid of the patrons, the
racehorses, licensees and race track personnel.


42   Animal health and safety

     (1)  The application document must describe the methods the
applicant currently or proposes to use to minimize the risk of injury or
breakdown to race horses and provide the best conditions for their safety
and health.

     (2)  The application documents should describe the applicant's plans
(if any) for alleviating stress in racehorses.

     (3)  The application documents should describe the applicant's plans
(if any) for enhancing sports medicine research in Alberta through the
reporting and review of data on injuries and accidents in racehorses.

     (4)  The application documents should describe the applicant's
public relations strategy and plans for dealing with public concerns
relating to the humane treatment of racehorses at their facility.

43   Security for facilities

     (1)  The safety and security plans must describe the security
equipment, such as fences, locks, alarms, and monitoring equipment, for the
race track facilities, including:

          (a)  the perimeter;

          (b)  the stables;

          (c)  the paddock;

          (d)  the pre-race holding area and test barn; and

          (e)  the parking lot.

     (2)  The plans must describe the security procedures to be used:

          (a)  to admit individuals to restricted areas of the race
track; and

          (b)  to expel and exclude an individual from the race track.

44   Security personnel

          The safety and security plans must describe the security
personnel at the race track.

     Financing

45   Financial information

     (1)  The application documents must include audited financial
statements for the applicant for each of the 3 fiscal years preceding the
date of the application (where applicable).

     (2)  If the applicant has been organized less than 3 years, the
application documents must include the audited financial statements for
each fiscal year that the applicant has been organized.

     (3)  The application documents must include a business plan for the
applicant.

46   Loans

     (1)  The application documents must disclose details of any loan
made by the applicant that exceeds 1% of the applicant's net income for the
year in which the loan was made.  

     (2)  The document must:

          (a)  state the name and address of the borrower;

          (b)  state the amount of the loan;

          (c)  describe the terms of repayment of the loan; and

          (d)  include a copy of each document executed with respect to
the loan.

47   Debt

     (1)  The application documents must describe any lien that encumbers
1% or more of the applicant's assets or 1% or more of the assets of a
person with an ownership interest in the applicant of 25% or more.

     (2)  For each lien, the documents must:

          (a)  state the name and address of the lender or secured
party;

          (b)  state the amount of the indebtedness;

          (c)  describe the terms of the lien; and

          (d)  include a copy of each document executed with respect to
the lien.

48   Budget

     (1)  This section applies to new race tracks or current race tracks
with significant proposed facility upgrades.

     (2)  The application documents must describe the costs of
construction or capital improvement of the race track facilities.

     (3)  The documents must state whether each item is an actual cost or
a projection, and must include costs of:

          (a)  architectural and engineering services;

          (b)  land acquisition;

          (c)  site development;

          (d)  facility construction;

          (e)  equipment acquisition;

          (f)  capitalized interest;

          (g)  loan placement fees and other guarantee fees;

          (h)  any other financing costs relating to construction;

          (i)  administrative services relating to construction;

          (j)  legal services relating to construction; and

          (k)  other areas relating to construction, providing details
of any costs exceeding 5% of the total cost of construction.

     (4)  For new race tracks the application documents must describe the
costs of operating the race track before the first day of racing, including
the costs of:

          (a)  marketing (including advertising and promotion);

          (b)  application development;

          (c)  application fees;

          (d)  licensing fees;

          (e)  management, administrative, and other salaries;

          (f)  interest and other financing costs not relating to
construction; and

          (g)  other areas relating to operations, providing details of
any costs exceeding 5% of the total costs.

49   Funding

     (1)  This section applies to new race tracks or current race tracks
with significant proposed facility upgrades.

     (2)  The application documents must state each source of funds for
the operation or construction, or both, of capital improvements of the race
track.

     (3)  The documents must state:

          (a)  each source of equity contribution, the amount of
contribution, and the terms of any commitment from that source;

          (b)  each source of debt contribution, the amount of the
contribution, and the terms of any commitment from that source; and

          (c)  the basis for valuing non-cash contributions.

     (4)  The application documents must include documents from which the
Corporation can conclude that financing for the race track is reasonably
assured for the period that the race track will be licensed.

     (5)  The application documents must describe alternate sources of
funds for unexpected occurrences, such as cost overruns, non-receipt of
equity or debt funds, or overestimated revenues.

     (6)  For new race tracks, the application documents must state the
amount of working capital the applicant intends to have available for the
first six weeks of race track operations, including funds for the payment
of expenses for officials and purses.

     (7)  The application documents must state any special financing
circumstance.

50   Financial projections

     (1)  The application documents must include financial projections
regarding the operation of the race track and pari-mutuel wagering for each
of the subsequent 5 years of racing operations following the granting of a
race track licence.

     (2)  The financial projections must include forecasts of revenues
and expenses and changes in capital accounts and cash flows.

     (3)  The application documents must include a projected balance
sheet to document the financial forecasts for each year for which financial
projections are made.

     (4)  The projected balance sheet must state the assets, liabilities,
and amount of capital of the applicant, based on variables such as:

          (a)  average daily attendance;

          (b)  average daily *handle;

          (c)  average per capita wager;

          (d)  average number of admissions, including ticket price and
free admission;

          (e)  the proposed shares for the applicant and the horsemen
from the pari-mutuel handle;

          (f)  the proposed shares for the applicant and the horsemen
from revenue generated on site per other activities that are not
necessarily horse racing, for example, by sponsorships;

          (g)  purse schedules;

          (h)  uncashed ticket revenue;

          (i)  payroll (including management);

          (j)  taxes;

          (k)  cost of interest;

          (l)  cost of insurance, legal, and accounting services;

          (m)  cost of operating supplies and services;

          (n)  cost of utilities;

          (o)  cost of maintenance and repairs;

          (p)  cost of totalizator services and pari-mutuel operations;

          (q)  marketing expenses (including advertising and promotion);

          (r)  travel expenses; and

          (s)  equipment depreciation.

     (5)  The financial projections must be presented in accordance with
generally accepted accounting principles.

     (6)  For new race tracks, the application documents must describe
the criteria that were used to select the comparable race tracks for
purposes of determining the information supplied in subsection (3).

     (7)  The application documents must include a projection of
break-even operations prepared on the basis of cash flow from operations
after debt service prepared by using the same number of race days, per
capita *handle, and other assumptions used in the financial projections and
must express break-even in terms of handle or attendance per race day, or
both.

51   Out-of-province distributions

          The application documents must state the amount of money that
will be paid by the applicant, during each of the subsequent 5 years of
licensed operation, to entities located outside Alberta as:

          (a)  payments or profit or other distributions to investors
residing outside of Alberta;

          (b)  interest on debt with lenders located outside Alberta;

          (c)  payment for supplies purchased from or services rendered
by entities based outside Alberta other than the management company;

          (d)  payments to the management company as reimbursements for
expenses or as payment for services;

          (e)  rent for facilities or equipment owned by entities based
outside Alberta; and

          (f)  any other payments to out-of-province entities. 

     Operations and Marketing
52   Race meetings

     (1)  The application documents must describe the type of race
meetings the applicant plans to conduct each year, including:

          (a)  the number and type (by breed) of live race meetings and
the number of live race days per week, and

          (b)  the number and type (by breed) of *simulcast race
meetings and the number of simulcast race days per week.

     (2)  For each race meeting described, the documents must indicate
the time of day the races will be conducted and the approximate number of
races per breed to be offered.

53   Time schedule

     (1)  This section applies to new race tracks only or current race
tracks with significant proposed facility upgrades.

     (2)  The application documents must describe the time schedule
proposed by the applicant for preparing the race track for racing.

     (3)  For a new race track or an existing race track that is
implementing capital improvements, the time schedule must state the
estimated number of weeks, after the date the Corporation grants the
licence, that the race track will open and when each of the following tasks
will begin and end:

          (a)  acquiring land;

          (b)  soliciting bids;

          (c)  awarding construction contracts;

          (d)  construction;

          (e)  hiring management personnel;

          (f)  implementing marketing plan; and

          (g)  staffing and training staff.

54   Management

     (1)  The application documents must include a list of the
individuals who are or will be senior decision makers or management
personnel, or both, responsible for the operation of the race track.

     (2)  For each individual listed, the documents must:

          (a)  include all information and required documents from
section 17(2), 17(3), 32(2), and 32(3) of these rules (relating to personal
information and background check);

          (b)  state the individual's experience and qualifications in:

               (i)  the racing industry, including pari-mutuel
operations;

               (ii) general business;


               (iii)     finance and accounting; and

               (iv) security.

     (3)  The application documents must include an organizational chart
of the management personnel.

     (4)  For each individual who is currently filling or who has been
hired to fill a key management position, the documents must include a
biography that states the total number of years experience the individual
has in:

          (a)  pari-mutuel racing;

          (b)  non-pari-mutuel racing; 

          (c)  other businesses relevant to the management position; and

          (d)  the proposed percentage of ownership, if any.

     (5)  If the applicant contracts or intends to contract with a person
or management company to manage the race track, the application documents
must include:

          (a)  a copy of the written contract;

          (b)  a description of the person or company's previous
experience operating a pari-mutuel race track; and

          (c)  all the information required by this section as it
pertains to the person or company and its employees.

55   Marketing

          The application documents must describe in detail the
applicant's plan for the marketing, promotion and advertising of horse
racing, special events and of their grandstand/race track facility.

56   Concessions

          The application documents must describe the applicant's plan
for concessions, including food, beverages, and merchandise/promotional
products.

57   Pari-mutuel operations

     (1)  The application documents must describe the applicant's
pari-mutuel facilities and operations, including a description of the
totalizator equipment being used or proposed to be used.

     (2)  The application documents must describe the pari-mutuel
facilities and totalizator equipment in sufficient detail to show
compliance with *Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency permit requirements or provide
the Corporation with a copy of the permit.


     Impact of Facility

58   Economic impact information and projections

          The application documents should include projections of the
economic impact of the race track, including the impact on:

          (a)  employment;

          (b)  the sale of goods and services; 

          (c)  tourism;

          (d)  tax revenues; and

          (e)  public and private investments.


59   Impact on breeding industry

          The application documents should describe the applicant's
current or future plans, or both, to encourage the growth of the horse
breeding industry in Alberta.

     PART 4

     RACE TRACK LICENSEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES

60   General

     (1)  Every race track licence is granted upon the condition that the
licence holder accepts, will observe and will enforce the rules and
directives of the *Corporation, and it is the duty of each officer,
director and employee of the licence holder to observe and enforce the
rules and directives.

     (2)  All applications are to be signed and verified by statutory
declaration. 

     (3)  In the event that control, whether majority or less of the
capital stock, of any corporation holding a race track licence from the
Corporation is to be conveyed, no sale or conveyance takes effect until
approval in writing is obtained from the Corporation.

61   Annual financial report

          Licensee's shall submit to the *Corporation an annual financial
report, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting
principles, which shall include:

          (a)  all information required under section 12 of these rules;

          (b)  report of independent auditors:

          (c)  a statement pertaining to the licensee's activities in
the province;

          (d)  a listing of concession and management companies having
any beneficial interest in the racing activities of the licensee;

          (e)  number of performances by number of race cards and by
number of races by breed;

          (f)  attendance;

          (g)  total pari-mutuel *handle;

          (h)  amount of uncashed tickets;

          (i)  purses paid   indicating sources;

          (j)  corporate sponsorships   indicating sources and funding
amounts;

          (k)  expenses related to racing operations;

          (l)  total breakage and disbursements; and

          (m)  a statement of original financing with an indication of
principal paid, interest paid, funds reserved for future payment of debt
and due dates for future payments.

62   Maintenance of grounds and facilities

     (1)  Each licensee shall at all times maintain its grounds and
facilities so as to be neat and clean, and in good repair, with special
consideration for 

          (a)  the comfort and safety of patrons, employees, and other
persons whose business requires their attendance; and

          (b)  the health and safety of the racehorses. 

     (2)  The licensee shall provide effective insect, animal, and rodent
control.

     (3)  The licensee shall ensure that racehorses are stabled in
suitable stalls, that the stable and immediate surrounding area are
maintained in approved sanitary condition at all times; that satisfactory
drainage is provided; and that manure and other refuse are kept in separate
boxes or containers at locations distant from any living quarters and
promptly and properly removed.

     (4)  The licensee is responsible to see that paddocks, starting
gates and other equipment subjected to contact by different animals be kept
in a clean condition and free of dangerous surfaces.

     (5)  Each licensee shall provide a conveniently located receiving
barn or stalls for the use of arriving horses during the race meeting. The
barn shall have adequate stable room and facilities, hot and cold water,
and stall bedding.

63   Race track

     (1)  Each race track licensee shall provide:

          (a)  the surface of a race track, including the cushion,
subsurface and base, of such a design, construction and maintenance so as
to provide for the reasonable safety of the jockeys/drivers and racehorses;

          (b)  a track with distances to be run measured from the
starting line at a distance 3 feet out from the inside rail;

          (c)  an adequate drainage system for the race track; and

          (d)  adequate equipment and personnel to maintain the track
surface in a reasonably safe training and racing condition.

     (2)  The licensee shall also provide backup equipment for
maintaining the track surface.

     (3)  A licensee that conducts races on a turf track shall:

          (a)  maintain an adequate stockpile of growing medium, and

          (b)  provide a system capable of adequately watering the
entire turf course evenly.

64   Results boards, totalizators required

     (1)  Each licensee shall provide and maintain computerized results
boards showing odds, results, and other racing information located in plain
view of the patrons.

     (2)  Each licensee requires *Corporation approval on any totalizator
machines/systems for their race track.

65   Marketing

          The licensee must on an annual basis describe their plans for
marketing horse racing and their race track facility as well as demonstrate
their support of the overall marketing strategies of the *Corporation.

66   Confidentiality of applications

          Any information provided under these rules will be treated as
confidential by the *Corporation except that information which is either in
public domain, or which comes into the public domain in the future through
no fault or breach of confidence by the Corporation, or which otherwise
becomes available to the Corporation from sources other than the applicant.

67   Coming Into effect

          These rules come into effect on December 4, 1997.

     Schedule 1

     Dictionary of Definitions

     In these rules

          Act means the Alberta Racing Corporation Act;

          Board means the Board of Directors of the Alberta Racing
Corporation;

          Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) means the body responsible
for administering the Pari-mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations;

          Corporation means the Alberta Racing Corporation;

          foreign race separate pool betting means separate pool betting
in Canada on a foreign race;

          handle means total amount of monies wagered on horse racing in
any given facility or geographic area on any given day, month or year;

          inter-track betting means pari-mutuel betting at one or more
satellite tracks on a race that is held at a host track, where the money
bet on each pool at each satellite track is combined with the money bet on
the corresponding pool at the host track to form one pool from which the
pay-out price is calculated and distributed;

          licensed race meetings means a series of racing cards, licensed
by the Corporation, that is held by an licensee at a race course;

          occupational licensees means those people licensed by the
Corporation to conduct and participate in horse racing in Alberta;

          off track betting theaters or OTB means any facility where
pari-mutuel betting occurs that is not located at a race track;

          Pari-mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations means the
regulations, under the Criminal Code of Canada, respecting the supervision
and operation of pari-mutuel betting at race courses;

          pari-mutuel system means the manual, electro-mechanical or
computerized system and all software, including the totalizator, the
telephone account betting system and the inter-track betting equipment,
that are used to record bet and to transmit betting data;

          protected market area means a geographical area that may be
assigned to a licensee, by the Corporation, in respect to a race course
within which the licensee may be granted exclusive rights, or parts
thereof, for all horse racing and horse race wagering activities in that
geographical area;

          purse accounts means the funds available for purses at race
tracks;

          racing entertainment centre means, in general, multi-functional
facilities for live horse racing which offer complimentary gaming and
entertainment opportunities designed to maximize participation from defined
consumer groups;

          recognized Alberta Horsemen's Associations means those
Horsemen's Associations recognized by the Corporation as the official
representatives of their respective breeds and organizations;

          separate pool betting means pari-mutuel betting at one or more
satellite tracks on a race that is held at a host track, where the money
bet on each pool at each satellite track is retained at that satellite
track or combined with the money bet on the corresponding pool at another
satellite track or tracks, from which the pay-out price at the satellite
track or tracks, as the case may be, is calculated and distributed;

          simulcast means the telecast or other transmission of audio and
visual signals of a horse race that, for the purposes of allowing wagering
to be conducted in Alberta on that horse race,

          (a)  is transmitted from the race track at which the horse
race is being run, and

          (b)  is received and shown at a location in Alberta,

          at the time that the horse race is being run;

          telephone account betting or TAB means pari-mutuel betting
conducted by means of a telephone call by an account holder to an licensee.

     Schedule 2

     Fees

(1)  The Alberta Racing Corporation reserves the right to charge a
licensing fee for any or all Classes of race tracks in Alberta.

(2)  The Alberta Racing Corporation will impose a licence
application/renewal processing deposit upon all applicants for a race track
licence in the province.  This fee will be paid, in full, at the time that
the applicant's application is received by the Corporation.  The
Corporation shall apply these funds to its process of due diligence on the
applicant's application. Should there be funds remaining, from the deposit,
after the Corporation has performed its due diligence, these funds will be
refunded to the applicant.  The required processing deposits are:

     (a)  Deposits for a new application for a race track licence:

          (i)  for a Class A race track, $30,000;

          (ii) for a Class B race track, $5,000;

          (iii)     for a Class C race track, $500; and

          (iv) for a Class D race track, $500.

     (b)  Deposits for a race track licence application from persons who,
at the date these rules come into force, conduct horse racing in Alberta:

          (i)  for a Class A race track, $10,000;

          (ii) for a Class B race track, $2,000;

          (iii)     for a Class C race track, $500; and

          (iv) for a Class D race track, $500.


     Schedule 3

     Charts for section 19(6) and (7)
     of these rules


     OWNERSHIP SUMMARY


Name

Reason for inclusion

Cash Contributed

Other Capital Contributed

Expected or Actual Date of Contribution
Percentage Ownership


















Totals



100%




     ATTENDANCE AND WAGERING SUMMARY






     APPLICANT'S FORECASTED DATA



     Year 1
     Year 2
     Year 3
     Year 4
     Year 5










Race Days   Live







Race Days   Simulcast







Annual Attendance   Live







Average Daily Attendance







Average Daily Attendance   Simulcasting







  Average Daily Attendance







  Total Annual Attendance







Pari-Mutuel Handle   Live







  Average Daily Handle







  Per Capita Handle







Pari-Mutuel Handle   Simulcast







  Average Daily Handle







  Per Capita Handle







     Total Pari-Mutuel Handle







Total Purses







  Average Daily Purses







1.   Primarily sections 13, 14 and 22 of the Act.
2.   See Schedule 2.
3.   See Schedule 2.
4.   For example, the *Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations.
5.   In accordance with article 7.1 of the CPMA Policies and Procedures
manual.
________________________________________________________________________

     SAFETY CODES COUNCIL

     CORPORATE ACCREDITATION

     (Safety Codes Act)

Pursuant to section 24 of the Alberta Safety Codes Act, it is hereby
ordered that

-    Ulster Petroleums Ltd., Accreditation No. C000164, Order No.
O00001013, January 6, 1998

having satisfied the terms and conditions of the Safety Codes Council is
authorized to administer the Alberta Safety Codes Act within their
jurisdiction for Electrical.
________________________________________________________________________

     TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITIES

     SALE OR DISPOSITION OF LAND

     (Government Organization Act)

Name of Buyer: Municipal District of Kneehill No. 48
Consideration: $1.00
Land Description: SW 1/4 Sec. 34, 29-21-4, that portion of the south west
quarter
 lying between the surveyed roadway opposite I.P.P.R19 as shown on plan
3652 (PWD)
 and the westerly limit of the roadway shown on plan 6366BM, excepting
thereout:

Plan Number    Hectares

9410374   941 0374  Portion

Excepting thereout all mines and minerals.



     TREASURY

     REVOCATION OF REGISTRATION

     (Loan and Trust Corporations Act)

Notice is hereby given that the registration of The Bankers' Trust Company
has been revoked effective January 6, 1998.

Dated at Edmonton, Alberta, January 6, 1998.

T.S. Stroich, Director, Financial Institutions.
_______________________

Notice is hereby given that the registration of Granville Savings and
Mortgage Corporation has been revoked effective December 31, 1997.

Dated at Edmonton, Alberta, January 7, 1998.

T.S. Stroich, Director, Financial Institutions.
_______________________________________________________________________

          ADVERTISEMENTS

     NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR PRIVATE BILL

     AMENDMENT TO THE ALBERTA WHEAT POOL ACT, 1970, AS AMENDED

Notice is hereby given that a petition will be submitted to the Lieutenant
Governor and the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Alberta at its
next session for the passage of a Bill by Alberta Wheat Pool to amend The
Alberta Wheat Pool Act, 1970, as amended, to enable Alberta Wheat Pool, if
authorized by resolution of its delegates, to be continued as a body
corporate as if it had been incorporated under:

(a)  an Act of the Parliament of Canada;

(b)  another Act of the Legislature of Alberta; or

(c)  an Act of the Legislature of another Province in Canada.

Any persons whose rights or property are materially affected by the
proposed legislation may contact the Legislative Assembly in writing no
later than the 15th day following the opening day of session should they
wish to make a representation relevant to this application.  Correspondence
should be addressed to the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel, 803
Legislature Annex, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 1E4.  Telephone (403) 422-4837.

Dated at the City of Calgary, in the Province of Alberta, this 9th day of
January, 1998.

Alberta Wheat Pool
505 - 2nd Street SW
PO Box 2700, Station M
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2P5

MILLENNIUM INSURANCE CORPORATION ACT

Notice is hereby given that a petition will be submitted to the Lieutenant
Governor and the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Alberta at its
next session for the passage of a Bill by Donald H. Wheaton and Donald A.
Wheaton, both business people of the City of Edmonton, in the Province of
Alberta.

These gentlemen wish to be incorporated as a body corporate under the name
"Millennium Insurance Corporation" and to be empowered to promote, sell,
underwrite and provide contracts of insurance of all classes and kinds
except life insurance.  The Corporation's head office shall be located in
Edmonton, Alberta.

Any persons whose rights or property are materially affected by the
proposed legislation may contact the Legislative Assembly in writing no
later than the 15th day following the opening day of session should they
wish to make a representation relevant to this application.  Correspondence
should be addressed to the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel, 803
Legislature Annex, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 1E4.  Telephone (403) 422-4837.

Dated at the City of Edmonton, in the Province of Alberta, this 12th day of
January, 1998.

Randall B. Atkinson
First Canadian Insurance Corporation
340 Sioux Road
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 3X6
(403) 467-9575
________________________________________________________________________

     NOTICE OF CERTIFICATE OF INTENT TO DISSOLVE

     (Business Corporations Act)

Notice is hereby given that a Certificate of Intent to Dissolve was issued
to 542997 Alberta Ltd. on December 2, 1997

Dated at Airdrie, Alberta, December 24, 1997.
Bernard Franzky, President.
_______________________

Notice is hereby given that a Certificate of Intent to Dissolve was issued
to 735970 Alberta Ltd. on December 8, 1997.

Dated at Calgary, Alberta, January 7, 1998.
Ogilvie & Company
Per: Felicia B. Bortolussi, Solicitor.
_______________________

Notice is hereby given that a Certificate of Intent to Dissolve was issued
to Crossfield Insurance Brokers Ltd. on December 8, 1997.

Dated at Calgary, Alberta, January 7, 1998.
Ogilvie & Company
Per: Felicia B. Bortolussi, Solicitor.



Notice is hereby given that a Certificate of Intent to Dissolve was issued
to Heron-Siegel Insurance Services Ltd. on December 8, 1997.

Dated at Calgary, Alberta, January 7, 1998.
Ogilvie & Company
Per: Felicia B. Bortolussi, Solicitor.
_______________________

Notice is hereby given that a Certificate of Intent to Dissolve was issued
to Jepson Insurance Services Ltd. on December 8, 1997.

Dated at Calgary, Alberta, January 7, 1998.
Ogilvie & Company
Per: Felicia B. Bortolussi, Solicitor.
_______________________

Notice is hereby given that a Certificate of Intent to Dissolve was issued
to Lou Gobel Insurance (1985) Ltd. on December 8, 1997.

Dated at Calgary, Alberta, January 7, 1998.
Ogilvie & Company
Per: Felicia B. Bortolussi, Solicitor.
_______________________

Notice is hereby given that a Certificate of Intent to Dissolve was issued
to Sabina Insurance Ltd. on December 8, 1997.

Dated at Calgary, Alberta, January 7, 1998.
Ogilvie & Company
Per: Felicia B. Bortolussi, Solicitor.
_______________________

Notice is hereby given that a Certificate of Intent to Dissolve was issued
to Unland Agencies Inc. on December 8, 1997.

Dated at Calgary, Alberta, January 7, 1998.
Ogilvie & Company
Per: Felicia B. Bortolussi, Solicitor.
_______________________

Notice is hereby given that a Certificate of Intent to Dissolve was issued
to Wessex Insurance Services Ltd. on December 8, 1997.

Dated at Calgary, Alberta, January 7, 1998.
Ogilvie & Company
Per: Felicia B. Bortolussi, Solicitor.
________________________________________________________________________

     INSURANCE NOTICE

     (Insurance Act)

     ALEXANDER HAMILTON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA

Notice is hereby given that Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance Company of
America with Head Office at 32991 Hamilton Court, Farmington Hills, MI
48334-3358 has 
withdrawn from the Province of Alberta as at December 31, 1997.

Dated December 16, 1997.

2-3                                      Frank Sutherland, Vice President
and Insurance Counsel,
Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance Company of America.
_______________________

     ITT HARTFORD LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA
     HARTFORD LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA

By virtue of amending letters patent dated September 30, 1997, the name of
ITT Hartford Life Insurance Company of Canada was changed to Hartford Life
Insurance Company of Canada.

2-3                                                  M. Sylvia, President &
Chief Executive Officer.
_______________________

     PERTH INSURANCE COMPANY

Notice is hereby given that Perth Insurance Company has taken out a licence
in the Province of Alberta, and is authorized to transact the following
classes of Insurance:

Property; Automobile; General Liability.

Effective January 1, 1998.

2-3                                                                  K.
Murphy, Vice President, Finance.
________________________________________________________________________

PUBLIC SALE OF LAND

(Municipal Government Act)

CITY OF CAMROSE

Notice is hereby given that under the provisions of the Municipal
Government Act, the City of Camrose will offer for sale, by public auction,
at City Hall, Camrose, Alberta on Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 2 p.m. the
following lands:

     Lot  Block     Plan C of T

     17   4    2112 S    942049106
     5    43   4342 S    912150790
     6    H    5590 S    872051270
     17   54   4801 KS   952138922
     12   6    832-2553  932380578

Each parcel will be offered for sale subject to a reserve bid and to the
reservations and conditions contained in the existing certificate of title.

The land is being offered for sale on an "as is, where is" basis and the
City of Camrose makes no representation and gives no warranty whatsoever as
to the adequacy of services, soil conditions, land use districting,
building and development conditions, absence or presence of environmental
contamination, or the developability of the subject land for any intended
use by the purchaser. No bid will be accepted where the bidder
attempts to attach conditions precedent to the sale of any parcel. No terms
and conditions of sale will be considered other than those specified by the
City.

Please be advised that in accordance with section 424(1) and (3) of the
Municipal Government Act, (1) "The Municipality at whose request a tax
recovery notification was endorsed on the certificate of title for a parcel
of land may become the owner of the parcel after the public auction, if the
parcel is not sold at the public auction." (3) "A municipality that becomes
the owner of a parcel of land pursuant to subsection (1) acquires the land
free of all encumbrances, except (a) encumbrances arising from claims of
the Crown in the right of Canada, (b) irrigation or drainage debentures,
(c) registered easements and instruments registered pursuant to section 72
of the Land Titles Act, and (d) right of entry orders as defined in the
Surface Rights Act registered under the Land Titles Act."

Terms: Cash.

G.S.T. will apply on lands sold at the public auction.

Redemption may be effected by payment of all arrears of taxes and costs at
any time prior to the sale.

Dated at Camrose, Alberta, January 8, 1998.

R.A. McKenzie, City Treasurer.
_______________________

TOWN OF ATHABASCA

Notice is hereby given that under the provisions of the Municipal
Government Act, the Town of Athabasca will offer for sale, by public
auction, in the Town Administration Building, 4705-49 Avenue, Athabasca,
Alberta on Thursday, March 26, 1998 at 2 p.m. the following lands:

     Lot  Block     Plan

     12   36   7241 A.H.
     13   36   7241 A.H.
     24   38   7241 A.H.
     1    51   762 0486
     16   7    7284 A.E.

Each parcel will be offered for sale subject to a reserve bid and to the
reservations and conditions contained in the existing certificate of title.

The Town of Athabasca may, after the public auction, become the owner of
any parcel of land that is not sold at the public auction.

Terms: Cash.

Redemption may be effected by payment of all arrears of taxes and costs at
any time prior to the sale.

Dated at Athabasca, Alberta, December 30, 1997.

Harold Gyte, Municipal Treasurer.


     TOWN OF CROSSFIELD

Notice is hereby given that under the provisions of the Municipal
Government Act, the Town of Crossfield will offer for sale, by public
auction, in the Council Chambers of the Town of Crossfield Office,
Crossfield, Alberta on Monday, March 30, 1998 at 9 a.m. the following
lands:

     Lot  Block     Plan C of T

     8    21   1632R     911264908
     N Pt. 3   9    7910499   831149475
     23   A    8811344   881201878
     15   A    8010002   801001662N

Each parcel will be offered for sale subject to a reserve bid and to the
reservations and conditions contained in the existing certificate of title.

The land is being offered for sale on an "as is, where is" basis and the
Town of Crossfield makes no representation and gives no warranty whatsoever
as to the adequacy of services, soil conditions, land use districting,
building and development conditions, absence or presence of environmental
contamination, or the developability of the subject land for any intended
use by the purchaser.

No bid will be accepted where the bidder attempts to attach conditions
precedent to the sale of any parcel. No terms and conditions of sale will
be considered other than those specified by the Town. No further
information is available at the auction regarding the lands to be sold,

The Town of Crossfield may, after the public auction, become the owner of
any parcel of land that is not sold at the public auction.

Terms: Cash or certified cheque, GST may apply on properties sold at the
public auction.

Redemption may be effected by payment of all arrears of taxes and costs at
any time prior to the sale.

Dated at Crossfield, Alberta, January 31, 1998.

Brian L. Irvine, Chief Administrative Officer.
_______________________

TOWN OF VULCAN

Notice is hereby given that under the provisions of the Municipal
Government Act, the Town of Vulcan will offer for sale, by public auction,
in the Town Office, 321-2 St. S., Vulcan, Alberta on Monday, March 23, 1998
at 10 a.m. the following lands:

     Lot  Block     Plan C of T

     North of Block 31   7244DO    821062069

Each parcel will be offered for sale subject to a reserve bid and to the
reservations and conditions contained in the existing certificate of title.

The Town of Vulcan may, after the public auction, become the owner of any
parcel of land that is not sold at the public auction.

Terms: Cash.

Redemption may be effected by payment of all arrears of taxes and costs at
any time prior to the sale.

Dated at Vulcan, Alberta, January 14, 1998.

Wallace Sholdice, Municipal Administrator.
_______________________

VILLAGE OF COWLEY

Notice is hereby given that under the provisions of the Municipal
Government Act, the Village of Cowley will offer for sale, by public
auction, in the Village Office, Cowley, Alberta on Monday, March 16, 1998
at 10 a.m. the following lands:

     Lot  Block     Plan C of T

     1    9    7510458   951 119 179

Each parcel will be offered for sale subject to a reserve bid and to the
reservations and conditions contained in the existing certificate of title.

The Village of Cowley may, after the public auction, become the owner of
any parcel of land that is not sold at the public auction.

Terms and conditions of sale will be announced at the sale, or may be
obtained from the undersigned.

Redemption may be effected by payment of all arrears of taxes and costs at
any time prior to the sale.

Dated at Cowley, Alberta, January 5, 1998.

Laurie Wilgosh, Administrator.





















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