A request for provincial aid to renovate the Sour Springs Community Hall has been turned down by the community programs branch of the Ontario government.
In a letter to Oliver Smith, principal of No. 8 School on the Six Nations Indian Reserve, G. R. Bagg, assistant director of the branch, said grants are only available to organized municipalities or school boards. The Six Nations band cannot be considered an organized municipality, he said.
Mr. Smith said that, in view of this, it seems peculiar that all three candidates for the January byelection spent considerable time on the reserve soliciting Indian votes.
He said also that conservation officials turned down a request to restock the reserve area with birds and fish.
Brantford Expositor 1962