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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Lethbridge, Alberta A4 the Lethbridge Herald saturday january 10. 1998 Sherri Gallant editor 328-4411 u of l wants quicker action from province by Janine Ecklund heat a the government s failure to commit to a crucial Library project at the University of Lethbridge is frustrating the institution s administrators. Are not at War with advanced education minister Clint Dunford or any said u of l president Howard Tennant speaking thurs Day ill the Southern Alberta Council on Public affairs on the importance of the Library information network Centre. We Are fully aware he does t have Mil lion in his pocket and we re grateful he is in favor of the but the project has clearly been a priority of the u of l since 1990 and while the University has managed to raise million toward the lion project the government has remained mute on whether it will financially support l1nc. Tennant said the University has spent Mil lion and is ready to go to tender on he project immediately. We seek approval in principle from the province now and funding to follow within one he said. And we re optimistic Well have that in the nol too Distant Dunford who announced details of a million injection in the Post secondary sector Fri Day said he is involve a in discussions with the u of l but in t making any immediate promises. It s my opinion building buildings is the last he said. I also recognize the University s need for l1nc. There s no question that dollars Are going to have to be looked at for a Library at the u of a and there s no question their enrolment is huge for the Type of Square footage they have. We re just not totally in sync right Dunford is considering a process where All pro posed capital projects in the Post secondary sector would be assessed by an Independent panel. Out of the Bottom of that would come a list of priorities and the department could fund them until the dollars ran Tennant said the project is supported by the fact Alberta s Post secondary system must make room for As Many As new students Over the next five years. Since 1987, u of l enrolment figures have jumped from to that s 350 More than the Long Range plans for the University had Ever said ten Nant. We Are not capable of growing much Linc As Well As equipping the University with desperately needed shelf space for ils Book collection would provide critical technological space and equipment. It would also allow the University to use current Library space for classrooms and allow expansion to As Many As degree students he said. Without Linc Tennant said the u of l May have to begin restricting enrolment or begin to Trade off on Quality and we re not prepared to do Lethbridge in Brief Avalanche safety course set up a lesson on Avalanche safety will be offered to the Public Jan. 15. A member of inc West Castle Avalanche patrol will be at Lethbridge collegiate Institute Between . And . Jan. 15 in the Large lecture theatre to offer a session for Sci students and Community Mem Bers the session will inform those attending on Back country travel and Avalanche safety. De ministers Host luncheon the Lethbridge Community is invited to lunch with two provincial ministers. Lethbridge la Clint Dunford minister of advanced education and career development and education minis Ter Gary mar will discuss new spending for 1998 at a chamber of Commerce luncheon wednesday Al the Lelh Bridge Lodge hotel. The ministers will be available for a question and answer period following their presentations. The luncheon which begins at noon will Cost per person. Attendance must be confirmed with the chamber office at 327-1586 or fax 327-1001. Ramp investigate rollover Taber ramp Are investigating a single vehicle crash which sent two men to Hospital. Derek Beach 22, of Tabei and Robert Soenen 20, of Coaldale were treated at Hospital for non life Threal ening injuries. Police report Beach was driving West on secondary Highway 524 Al the Junction of Highway 36 at about . Monday when the vehicle caught he Edge of the North ditch and a Cal out of control. The vehicle rolled several times. Is program to make life better the multiple sclerosis society of Canada in Lelh Bridge wants to help individuals with is Lead happier healthier lives. Beyond is is a program designed to do exactly that by helping individuals and families explore their knowl Edge altitudes and skills. Every tuesday from Jan. 27 to March 24 the society will hold evening sessions geared Loward improving Quality of life. Week one will begin with an introduction followed by fitness and nutrition symptom management employment and recreation humor and memory spirituality emotions and stress management communication and relationships and goal setting. The program costs and subsidies Are available. The sessions will be held from 7 . At the Leth Bridge office of the is society 207 13 St. N. Participants need to Register by Jan. 23 by calling 328-7002. Pets need extras on sub Zero Days common sense should prevail when it comes to the care of Pels especially in Winter. All outdoor animals need extra food in the Winter to replace the calories they use for body temperature maintenance. The Alberta animal Protection act says no animal can be deprived of adequate food water care or a dog s susceptibility to suffering in harsh weather depends on its age physical condition and coat. Small Short haired or elderly dogs As Well As puppies should be Kepi indoors most of the Lime. Dogs who spend a lot of time out doors need about 20 to 30 per cent More food and need a bowl of water outside that is replaced whenever it freezes. Cats also need to be kept indoors most if not All the Lime during the Winter. If they do go outside beware of starting your car engine before checking under the Hood or honking the Hom first. Cats sometimes will crawl inside the engine from underneath seeking warmth and Shel Ter. Another Winter Hazard of cars is leaking or spilled Antifreeze. Dogs and cats May drink it because it tastes Sweet but less than a teaspoonful will kill a cat. If pets can t be kept in Here Are some other ways to warm them a heat lamp can or a fio or 100 Watt Light bulb be put Iila dog House with a door. Shelters should be insulated and raised 15 pm six inches off the ground. A shelter within the Home is Best for All pets especially cats puppies older dogs and most Small and Short haired dogs. Cats Are particularly prone to Frostbitten ears and tails if left outside. Jeff Mead of introducing fun smart managing your esp made easy. The Heras try touch program. To Tho Ever said Mutual fund investing or managing Iii you resp had to be difficult not us. 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