Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 23, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, January 23, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 Foreign doctors 'needed9 to serve rural areas EDMONTON (CP) Alberta should ensure that rural areas can obtain re- quired medical personnel before it considers .restricting immigration of foreign physicians, Bill Cochrane, president of the University of Calgary, said Tuesday. Addressing the annual convention of the Alberta Chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, Dr. Cochrane said the province still depends heavily on foreign-trained doctors to practice in small com- munities. The former deputy minister of health services, comment- ing on a federal-provincial health ministers' agreement last week to restrict immigra- tion of doctors to Canada, said there is still a problem in attracting doctors to some districts. Council rejects planning contract CRANBROOK (Special) City council won't renew its planning services contract with the Regional District of East Kootenay. The RDEK proposal for a two-year agreement at a year was rejected by city council this week. RDEK assistant planner William Stilwell has been working on city limit exten- sion plans. He is also respon- sible, with RDEK planner Eugene Lee, for similar ser- vices in the electoral area and other municipalities that have contracts with the RDEK. Council decided to advertise for its own planner. His job will be co-ordinated with the engineering office at city hall. Present city regulations re-, quire the city engineer to approve subdivision proposals. The new city planning ser- vice would be aided by work now proceeding in the engineering department. Council thinks this could be financed in 1975 by if the office is established in April. There has been a 12-per-cent reduction in the number of Canadian medical school graduates taking positions in small Alberta communities, while the number of foreign doctors in similar positions has increased by 30 per cent. Gordon Higgins of Edmon- ton, a member of the Alberta medical association's com- mittee on health services provisions, said 120 family practitioners have entered practice in rural Alberta in the last five years, compared with 132 in the previous 15 years. However, the increase was largely due to the influx of practitioners from the United Kingdom, who were able i.o quality for practice without writing national examinations required of other foreign doc- tors, he said. The Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons has said the province will be producing enough doctors, to meet its own needs by 1980. However, Dr. Higgins said that, if only general prac- titioners and specialists in full-time practice are con- sidered, the current ratio in the province now is one doctor to every patients. The world health organization recommends one for every 605 patients. Alfalfa plant work to begin BOW ISLAND (Special) Work will begin this week on the concrete pilings for the new alfalfa processing plant under construc- tion here .for Island Alfalfa Ltd. The main building will be completed in March, says Island Alfalfa president Roy- Gilbert. Production is ex- pected to start about June 15. Contracts for about acres of alfalfa have been accepted by local producers. An- ad- ditional 400 acres has been contracted for the year 1976. Equipment valued at more than has been ordered for April delivery, including a dehydration unit, negative hammer mill equipment and pelleting equipment from Kan- sas, a pellet mill and a cooler from Calgary, three trucks from Bishop Motors of Bow Island, forage harvesters from Kan- sas, and a swather from Green Power Ltd. of Burdett. Island Alfalfa, has opened an office in the Harmon Building here. MFC chairman Passing reminder An era passes, but farms of yesteryear are brought to mind by this scene two miles south of the University of Lethbridge the old dependable hay wagon now named at Taber' a relic of the past and a piquant reminder of days when farmers brought in the hay and eked out a living in opposition to the harsh forces of cold, soil and rain. TABER (HNS) Joan Paradee this week was named chairman of the local municipal planning com- mission. The economic development committee elected Colin Od- die chairman. Officials here say combin- ing personnel on the local' municipal planning commis- sion and the economic development committee was an excellent move. Top priority items are the early completion of a com- munity wide shopping survey and expansion of the vegetable processing industry here. Dwight J. Stanford of Medicine Hat, regional representative of the depart- ment of industry and com- merce, reviewed the recently adopted economic develop- ment plan. With responsibility toward commercial and residential development, the EDC con- sidered a number of items related to the planning com- mission including develop- ment along Highway 3 on the Barton properly, the areas of growth for residential development, and the future of the rodeo grounds. i BERGMAN'S n, FLOOR COVERINGS AND CARPET CLEANING 2716 12th Ave.S. Thursday till 3 p.m.) Phone 328-0372 South In short District people hurt in wreck MILK RIVER (HNS) Algie Erickson and Lily Bye, both of Milk River, were in good condition Wednesday in the Border Counties Hospital following a truck accident near Milk River. Mr. Erickson suffered cuts and bruises and Mrs. Bye a broken wrist, cuts and bruises. They were passengers in a truck driven by Edward Erickson of Milk River which left the icy highway and rolled. Picture Butte Legion installs 'PICTURE BUTTE Melford Nordean has been installed president of the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. The new executive includes Clarence Dickout, vice president; Cyril Noble, secretary treasurer; and Jim Fprman, sergeant at arms. August events scheduled CARDSTON (HNS) The Cardston Agricultural Society will hold its horse show Aug. 21 and its agricultural fair Aug. 22. The rodeo will be held the evening of Aug. 22 and the after- noon of Aug. 23. The rodeo parade is set for the morning of Aug. 23. Prize lists will be ready about Feb. 1. MP to visit Beavers elect president BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Joe Clark, Progressive Conservative MP for the Rocky Mountain con- stituency, will be available for interviews here Saturday. People who want to speak to Mr. Clark may make ap- pointments by contacting Fred Bradley. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-CIRCULATION-JOBPRINTING VERNON DECOUX. Rnidtnt 562-2149 Farmers and Ranchers FENCE POSTS FOR SALE and 8' Lengths. Sizes. Peeled and Sharpened. CHEAP We will arrange delivery or posts can be picked up at the mill at KITCHNER, B.C. Phone Earl at 1-604-428-2229 GRANUM (HNS) Mary Hoge of Granurn has been elected president of the Willow Creek Beavers club. Other officers are Joan Cesar, secretary; Maxine Mason, vice president; and Darei Lane, treasurer. Clara Byer and Esther Hewitt won attendance prizes. Emma Ensminger and Mrs. Byer were named to the gift committee. Trophy day, dance Feb. 15 The Coaldale Fish and Game Association will hold its an- nual trophy day and Valentine dance Feb. 15, in the Ventura Inn. Trophies will be scored and on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The dance will be from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are available from most members, or at Southern Signs. Group to sponsor supper ETZIKOM (HNS) Members of the Etzikom Sunshine Cir- cle will hold a smorgasbord supper during the Etzikom Jubilee June 29 and 30. The next.meeting will.be held Feb. 5 at the Katie Halvorson residence. Officers were all re-elected. Committee seeks grant ETZIKOM (HNS) Math Harty, Harold Halvorson and Gary King have volunteered to form a committee to apply for a grant from the department of youth, culture and recrea- tion to beautify the 60-year-old Faith Cemetery. It is situated east of the Faith Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Auxiliary installs officers COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Helen Pickering has been in- stalled president of the Coleman Royal Canadian Legion Women's Auxiliary. Other officers installed were: Sophie Markowski, vice president; Kay Garner, treasurer; Isabelle Spievak, secretary, Carol Garbier, sergeant at arms; and Milzi Moore, assistant sergeant at arms. Executive members are Reta Jahn, Paula Peter, Marie Hummel, Frena Langille, Milzi Moore and Marie Skinner. Club plans celebration role ETZIKOM (HNS) The Etzikom Community Club has begun to plan for its participation in the Etzikom Jubilee celebrations. 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