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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THI UTHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, February 26, 1971 Teamsters wait for strike end VANCOUVER (CP) - The provincial cabinet was meeting in Victoria today, with both sides in the British Columbia trucking shutdown waiting for CHARLES EDWARDS . . . Press Club Honors Veteran newsman wins award OTTAWA (CP) - Charles B. Edwards, general manager of Broadcast News Ltd., has been awarded the 1971 National Press Club award for distinguished contribution to journalism, it was announced Thursday. Mr. Edwards, 64, will receive the award at the annual club ball Friday. A Winnipeg native educated at Regina and Moose Jaw, Ik began journalism as a sports reporter in the late 1920s for the old Regina Post and the Regina Leader. Later he wrote sport for the Winnipeg Free Press. In 1944, after he had joined The Canadian Press national news agency, he was named manager of Press News Ltd., CP's broadcasting news subsidiary and forerunner of Broadcast News Ltd. Mr. Edwards last year was named Broadcaster of the Year by the Central Canada Broadcasters Association. Last year's winner of the press club award was Jean-Louis Gagnon, former joumalis1 and co-chairman of the royal commission on bilingualism and biculturalism who now heads Information Canada. Other winners have included broadcasters Sam Ross, now retired, and Norman DePoe of the CBC and Wilfrid Eggleston, former journalist and professor emeritus of Carleton University's school of journalism. an expected back-to-work order. But ministers would not say Thursday night what action the cabinet would take on a legislature vote recommending an end to the stoppage. Premier W. A. C. Bennett simply told reporters to "keep in touch." The shutdown was touched off a week ago when the Teamsters union took strike action against a firm represented in bargaining by the Amalgamated Transport Labor Relations Association. The association Immediately called upon its 70 member firms - a majority of trucking and warehouse companies in the province-to lock out the Teamsters. The lockout was lifted by the association Thursday, following legislature approval Wednesday of a government motion recommending immediate resumption of work, but the Teamsters remained on the picket lines-with freshly-painted signs indicating they were on strike rather than locked out. Under B.C. labor legislation, the government can order both sides in a labor dispute back to work pending settlement of a dispute, and can make any settlement recommendation binding. An order-in-council to this effect was expected from today's cabinet meeting. Hospital design is rapped by nursing head CALGARY (CP) - The design of the Calgary General Hospital is so poor patients have bad to line up to use bathrooms, the director of the hospital's nursing service said Thursday. Mrs. E. A. Henry, in a report to the hospital board, said storage facilities are inadequate - oxygen tanks have been kept on Hallways - and lighting and ventilation are poor. Up to 12 patients have been in a line waiting to use a bathroom, she said, and one ward which services 46 people has only one bathrub while there were just 12 tubs and eight showers for 500 patients. M. M. Dyck, executive director, described the situation as the result of "just damn poor design." The board meeting decided to put off renovation plans until a report on the matter w presented to the next meeti.0 by Mr. Dyck. Family returns allowance cheques to government EDMONTON (CP) - Family allowance cheques to an Edmonton family were cut off temporarily after the family sent them to a Liberal Member of Parliament with instructions to use the money toward some effective means of controling over-population. However, the payments later were reinstated and the family reimbursed. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Redfield had sent six cheques to Hu Harries, MP for Edmonton-Strathcona, who in turn sent the cheques to the head of the federal family allowance department in Ottawa with Mr. Redfields's instructions. The Redfields received a letter from the director of the IPHALT 2 VING 1 ASHPHALT PAVING TOLLESTRUP SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd,  " mm Weather and road report 2i above 10,rm aa zero at A*,VWflOON sunrise saturday 7:19 sunset 6:10 H L Pre Lethbridge..... . 37 21 .24 Pincher Creek .. . 32 15 Medicine Hat . . . 37 15 .13 Edmonton...... . 28 3 Grande Prairie . . 28 5 Banff......... . 29 14 .ii ...28 20 .04 Waterton...... . 33 17 Cranbrook..... 34 24 26 Penticton...... . 44 24 Prince George .. , 30 11 Vancouver ..... . 42 29 Saskatoon ...... . 30 7 Regina........ . . 36 16 .03 Winnipeg...... . . 35 25 20 12 Montreal...... . . 29 18 St. John's ... ... . 21 14 Halifax........ 6 Charlottetown ... . 24 14 Fredericton..... 30 21 .. New York....... 45 37 .. Miami.......... 78 37 .. Los Angeles...... 65 52 .. Las Vegas....... 62 34 .. Honolulu........ 82 67 .. Rome ............ 28 53 .. Paris............ 41 58 .. London .......... 45 50 .. Berlin...........21 26 .. Amsterdam...... 30 39 .. Madrid.......... 41 60 Stockholm....... 6 19 .. Tokyo.......... 35 40 FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Hat. Calgary - Today: Mostly cloudy. Snowflurries except occasional heavy snowshow-era along the foothills. Lows 15-10 above. Saturday: Light snow. Highs 15-20 above. Columbia, Kootenay - Today and Saturday: Cloudy with a few sunny intervals. A few snowflurries this evening. Winds moderately north-west today and Saturday. High Saturday 30-35. Lows tonight 10-15. For full details and prices contact KEN DICKSON at: EDWARDS ROD WEEDERS in sizes from 12' to 60* AND CULTIVATORS extendable to 35 ft. - Versatile for spring, summer and fall work -Offer flexibility in roughest conditions -Easily and quickly folded to transport position GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. P.O. BOX 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT 8:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA Highway 2 - Lethbridge to Nan ton covered with hard packed snow, moderately slippery. Caution advised and visibility is very low due to the heavy snow. Nanton to Calgary is snow covered and slippery throughout. Highway 3, east to Bow Island, Highway 3, west to the B.C. border, Highway 4, Highway 5, Highway 6, Highway 23, and 36 are completely snow packed, moderately slippery. Highway 1 - Trans Canada Highway - Calgary to Banff has some drifting snow and slippery sections. Plowing and sanding in progress. Banff to Golden is plowed and sanded with some drifting snow and slippery sections. Golden to Revelstoke had 1 inch of new snow, plowed and sanded. The Banff-Jasper and Banff-Radium highways had 1 inch of new snow, plowed and sanded. Oreston - S'almo highway is moderately bare with a few PORTS OV ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.", 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain ciosed. Wiidhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;