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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta febrwry I, 1972 THI UTWRIOOI HIRAID 17 Housing costs increase slightly By JIM MAYB1E Staff Writer The price of an average house in Lethbridge increased slightly in 1971 and another modest increase is this year, local realtors say. The increase, however, was not as great as in Calgary where the average house went up about The five per cent increase in Calgary, based on a house, was labelled as favor- able with increases in other major cities. Al Fazio of Royal Trust said the situation in Lethbridge was Prepaid taxes popular The local assessment depart- ment received prepaid taxes to- talling between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3. To date this year, property owners have prepaid up from at the same time in 1971. The city pays five per cent per annum on taxes paid before Feb. 29. All property taxes are due June 30. Bingo raises The Lethbridge Friendship Centre teen group sponsored bingo Monday raised sporting activities Carrie Cotton won die top prize, a tape recorder, one of many gifts donated by Leth- bridge businessmen. Sixty-four people turned out for the first bingo session in the "centre. "very close to the same thing up to but that the more expensive houses (those over were changed little in 1971 compared with the pre- vious year. Prices this year look like they're going to be up again a little, he said, possibly by He credited nousebuilders with offering a greater variety of accommodation and a wider spread of prices, starting as low as for a three-bed- room house. Housing in Lethbridge has greatly improved over the last three years, Mr. Fazio said. Mortgage funds now are read- ily available for housing at lower interest rates, he said. A mortgage can be obtained for 8% per cent, a drop of 1 per cent from 1% years ago. About 100 subsidized housing units now are going up with mortgage rates down to per cent if required to qualify on income. The housing situation looks much better now than last year, he said. While mortgage money was tight for .apartment building construction, limited funds now are becoming available in Leth- bridge for more such develop- ments later in the year. link Coward of Canada Trust said the cost of housing in Leth- bridge has levelled out. Larger homes are not. moving well, and prices are down rather than up. Smaller homes are going well and prices are "about" the same. Frank Genunel, president of the Lethbridge Real Estate Board Co-operative, said the price increase in Calgary hasn't been seen here. Early in 1971 an increase in prices on resale houses was shown but it levelled off the end of the year. With lower mortgage rates and a greater variety of hous- ing available, it is felt that 1972 should be a good year in the housing business. LEE DUCK CLEANERS SPECIAL DRY CLEANING OFFER COAS PANTS SLACKS SHIRTS SWEATERS (LIGHT AND MEDIUM WEIGHT) LEE DUCK CLEANERS 330 13th St. N. Phone 327-2770 if you ask By JOE MA No-fault home medical care program. If the doctors are for it, should you be against it? The idea is to cut down costs by up to 80 per cent to free needed hospital beds, help the patients con- valesce, give volunteers spiritual and financial re- ward, and save taxpayers' money. Almost too good to be true? A resolution of the Lethbridge Chamber of Com- merce health committee March 17, 1971 urges: "That the provincial government explore the feasibility of establishing residence under private en- terprise or government sponsorship, whereby pa- tients requiring hospital attention, but not requiring 24 hour supervision, could be maintained in resi- dence for the duration of their treatment period, thus providing out patient care at a reduced cost-per- patient and at the same time freeing beds in the .hospitals for acute cases." This will presumably and dis- cussed by Premier Lougheed's government, scheduled to have its first session March 2. In the meantime, let's see how it works. There are patients who can be treated outside hospitals; those convalescing, those requiring mini- mum nursing care, those under investigations, those undergoing physiotherapy, x-ray treatment, those attending the cancer clinic. On the other hand, there are patients who really need hospital beds. Lethbridge has perhaps the high- est ratio of hospital beds to population in Canada, but we still have a waiting list, and although the new 150-bed Southland Nursing Home will improve the situation, there is no reason why a sound idea should not be exploited. Psychologically, a home atmosphere helps a pa- tient convalesce better than a hospital one. One feels crippled at a hospital, a senior physician in Leth- bridge points out. "There are the young couples, retired people who could use an extra bit of money, who have rooms to spare, and who can have a certain satisfac- tion by volunteering to take the patients the physician says. Building hospitals is expensive, and the money comes from the taxpayers. Running hospital beds are also costly and while they are a must, home-care program appears to be a good answer to part of the problems. A few days ago, a Canadian Press dispatch from Belleville, Ont, reported that the government there has been persuaded to lease a motel as a self-care unit for a five-year period based on the same idea. Just as a piece of information on record: the Alberta Chamber of Commerce policy on health ser- vices, now in the hands of the provincial government, includes this resolution: "That out .patient day hospital care, night hospi- tal care, plus home care programs should for the sake of efficiency and economy, be developed and promoted throughout the Protection possible in heart disease Most poeple only make reso- lutions on New Year's Day, but the Alberta Heart Foundation wants everyone to resolve daily to protect their hearts against heart attack. February has been declared Hearth Month, and local Heart Fund officials will be canvass- ing for donations. The Alberta Heart Founda- tion proposes that all citizens of Alberta reduce their risk of heart attack by talcing the fol- lowing steps: eat foods low in saturated fats and cholesterol control high blood pressure Ice fishing in Henderson? More recreation for Hen- derson Lake Park! This is the main objective be- hind a proposal for the city to allow ice in Henderson Lake, according to R. S. Rad- Got your business licence yet? A door-to-door canvass of all businesses in the city will be- gin Monday to determine if the businesses are properly li- censed by the city and the prov- ince. An amendment to the licens- ing bylaw which was passed by city council Jan. 4 became ef- fective Friday and calls for a flat fee for all businesses not previously licensed by the city. Businesses which were li- censed according to the fee schedule before the amendment will pay the same amount as last year. The fee scale rang- ed from to Renewal licences for these businesses were due Jan. 1 and can be paid now at city hall. The inspection and develop- ment department will further review the licensing bylaw this year to bring as many busi- nesses as possible under the fee schedule. The fee will offset the cost of the annual health and fire de- partment inspections provided to all businesses. ford of Lethbridge, regional fisheries biologist for southern Alberta. "Ice fishing is not a problem anywhere else in the Mr. Radford says, "I don't see why it should be a problem here." The fish and wildlife branch stocks Henderson with yearling rainbow trout an- nually. The cost of these fish on the commercial market would be The biologist says "This ob- viously represents a consider- able investment of funds. Since the effective length of time this lake is open to angling is only about one-half of that of other lakes in this area, we are con- cerned about the loss of avail- able recreational time. "Although we do not foresee the termination of the stocking of Henderson at this time, if at some future date funds become limited, we would be obligated to place a low priority on stock- ing this lake with regard to the other lakes in the area." He suggests that tity council give strong consideration to al- lowing ice fishing in the lake. "Even if the zone in which this is permitted does not in- clude the entire lake, this would be he said. Mr. Radford feels there ap- pears to be "undue concern" over the hazards that may be caused by allowing ice fishing in Henderson. He says there are certain critical periods dur- ing the winter months when the trout are going to die in any event, because of winter kill (lack of oxygen in the "There are older and retired Building permits up Building permfets issued in January totalled more than three times the Jan- uary 1971 figure of The largest single permit was issued to Alberta Government Telephones to build a office structure at 4fch Ave. and 8th St. .S. Five permits were taken out for the 33 unit town house de- velopment at 20th Ave. and 35th St. S., worth One permit was issued for for construction of the Southland Nursing Home. CITY OF LETHBRIDGE Effective January 4, 1972, the T970 National Building as amended was adopted a> the basis for 'THE LETHBRIDGE BUILDING therefore any buildings to be constructed within the City Limits shall conform to the new require- merits. INSPECTION AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT people who would like to take advantage of ice fishing at Hen- derson. 'Because of the uncertain- ties of the weather and not wanting to get involved in long trips during the winter months, many of these senior citizens would take advantage of Hen- derson ice fishing if it was available. The biologist feels that a pro- tion of Henderson could be blocked off at certain times during the winter for a trial basis. HEART Heart attack is the largest single cause of death in Can- ada, killing more -ban persons -'ear don't smoke cigarettes _ maintain normal weight exercise moderately and regularly The more risks a person has, warns the Heart Foundation, the greater the chance of suf- fering a heart attack. Should heart attack occur, the symptoms may vary, but these are the usual warning signs: prolonged heavy .pressure or squeezing pain in the centre of the chest behind the breast- bone pain may spread to the shoulders, arm, neck or jaw pain or discomfort is often accompanied by sweating. Nau- sea, vomiting and shortness of breath may also occur. The decision to obtain help should not be left to the patient alone: it is also the responsi- bility of his family or friends. The need to act promptly when symptoms occur is ur- gent, says the Heart Founde- tion, since most heart attack deaths occur outside the hos- pital before the victim receives medical treatment. CITY OF LETHBRIDGE Effective January 31, 1972, all dog and bicycle licenses will be sold at City Hall, 910 4th Ave. S. INSPECTION AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT Citizens of Lethbridge are reminded that It is their responsibility to clear snow and ice away from garbage boxes and garbage collection points. Your co-operation on this matter will aid the City in providing regular garbage collections dur- ing the extreme winter conditions. 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Featuring gourmet in-flight meals aboard the all new 747 Jumbo Jet (from Vancouver to YOUR 3-ISLAND HAWAIIAN TOUR INCLUDES: ir Transfers between airports and hotels if Fragrant flower lei en arrival Hawaiian Tour escort Luggage tips and transfers Garment Factory and Woodearving Factory tour Hotel accommodation: 7 nights in Honolulu, three nights on Maui and three nights on Kona Coast if Hawaii State Tax on accommodations Hawaiian Wax Museum Kodak Hula Show Return air fare i- Inter-Island jet travel Fisherman's Wharf Flight bag Hawaii Calls Broadcast Honolulu zoo and aquarium Historic lao Valley tour on Maui Four-hour Pearl Harbor cruise Coast Cruise Air Holiday Passport Yes, compart this tour with any other Tour Package, and you will agree this is tht TOUR FOR YOU. 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