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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Juno 6, 19X0 THE lETHBRIDGF. HCBAID 25 Trans-ConodaHigfewJoy ToBe Urged At Liberal Conference JOHN MIKA Ill-raid Olliiwn llun-aii for Prince George-Peace River, j will present a background pa- per arguing Unit the regional The VYcslcni j conference should give the pro- Liberals regional conference posal high priority at. the opening in Kdinonlun Saturday paily's national policy cunlor- will be urged lo take a strong ence later (his year, stand in favor of federal assis- The -13 year old conslruc- tancc lo establish a second i lion administrator's paper says Trans Canada Highway a major network of sec- ninq from Winnipeg to Prince i omlary highways could branch Rupert northward from the central Robert BoiTic. Liberal ilPi highway to systematically lap resource areas as far as Ihe Arctic Coast. He said federal funds should be offered, on the same basis as Ihe 511-50 sharing formula adopted wiih the existing Trans-Canada, to improve the standard of existing provincial high.vays in in B.C. and Alber- ta. 5 and 10 in Saskatchewan and 5. A and 1 in Manitoba. This would provide express- ways links between Prince Ku- ipert near Ihe Alaska Panhan- dle on Ihe wesl coast and Prince George, Jasper. monton. Lloydminsler. Saska-, loon. Yorklon, Dauphin. Mc-j Creary. Portage la Prairie and] Winnipeg. j I Mr. Borric contends lack nl federal co-ordination i has resulted in an inefficient j lea-frog method of developing known resources deposits in the west and north. A national roads policy, with the cenlial Trans-Canada as its base, would pcrmil integrated and controlled exploitation with ra- tional location of communities. He says federal provincial agreement of construction and maintenance of paved sec- ondary roads branching off the central route could follow, pro- viding good access to the road network planned for the North- wesl Territories. A st. paving portion berta. He g his pro roads major mining tnral wester Highway portion in Al- irl could be made by, a major boost lo the gross na- the Alaska Highway j tiona! product "Adoption the in B.C.. r.lvol. Canadian provinces and T b e .Territories bill Ihe spin-off i ve no cost eslimates of i would be of benefit lo all Ca-j losiil but said Ihe paved j radians." Mr. Brarie. claims. j vonld open the way lo i Icvelopinenl of Uie iiuge forestry and agricul- p, esources of the north-' Jp parl of Canada to give BECAUSE some hospital charges, which formerly were the responsibility of residents or were covered by Blue Cross, are now available through the Government's health service program, Blue Cross can offer at reduced rates coverage against the costs of the fol- lowing services which are not covered by Medicare: Q HOME MURSIKil CARE 00? accidents- injury to uaiurai iselh) Effective July 1st, 1970, every Albertan, regardless of age or health, can obtain Blue Cross protection on either a Group or Non-Group basis. Single or married persons employed where a Blue Cross group is, or can be established may obtain Blue Cross protection at the following reduced monthly rates: Single Family Albertans who cannot obtain Blue Cross membership on a Group basis can obtain identical benefits at greatly reduced rates by 1 Applying to and paying the required Blue Cross subscription rates to the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission (See Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission advertisement in this paper) or 2. Applying directly to Blue Cross and by paying slightly higher subscription rates of; NON QUARTERLY ANNUAL Single 8.70 Family.................. These rates are payable on a quarterly, semi annual or annual basis. NOTE- The specially reduced rales in (1) above are available only to those residents who do not qualify for Group enrolment and only to those who make application and payments to the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission. Additional information on Alberta Blue Cross GROUP Coverage is available from firms or businesses, having 3 or more employees, and by whom the applicant is employed. Information on NON-GROUP Coverage is available from Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission, Box 1360, Edmonton 15, Alberta. ALBERTA BLUE CROSS PLAN Edmonton Calgary 1 Reminded 01 Deadline WINNIPEG (CP> Western! farmers were reminded Friday j by the Canadian Wheat Board that t h e deadline Tor applies-1 lions for 1970-71 delivery per-: mit hooks is July 15. i At the .same time, the board j said farmers still wishing to ob- tain permit hooks for the pres- ent crop year, which ends July 31. should submit their applications before .June 13. Execu live Director Gordon I Karl said by 'thai date the board will he dealing with ap- plications for new permit hooks, "and it may not lie pos- sible for us to'process permit j applications for the present i crop year. As a result of the federal government's wheat acreage reduction program, new pro- cedures have been established to process applications for 1970- 71 permit books. As in previous years, country elevator managers will assist producers in filing their permit applications II o w ever, this year permit books will be is- j j sued and returned elevator j managers by the wheat board from Winnipeg after the pro- ducer applications have been i eceived and checked. Mr. Earl said also that grain-; "rowers wishing to participate j in the acreage-reduction pro- gram must submit their ap- plications for both the program and a delivery permit book at the same time. Nixon Picks Lodge For New Post WASHINGTON (API Presi- dent Nixon announced Friday he is making Henry Cabot Lodge his personal emissary to the without giving him a formal diplomatic title. Press secretary Ronald Ziegler said Lodge will be going to the Vatican two or three times a year as required and may remain there as long as a month on each occasion. The question of American dip- lomatic representation at the Vatican has been a source of re- current controversy and it seemed apparent that Nixon wants to have the benefits of regular contacts with Pope Paul and other Roman Catholic Church leaders without inviting a Senate battle that might i spring from a formal diplomatic nomination. Lodge, a former Massachu- >etis Senator, has served as am- j bassador to South Vietnam and as head of the U.S. negotiators al Ihe Paris peace lalks on Viet- l nam. RiiiRli P3 it V f! '1 vfcitei long distance is IS Crew Quells 'Forest Fire 1 CALGARY (CP) A 50- man crew has brought a 200- F.ere forest lire in scrub timber Son the llorley Indian Reserve 140 miles west of here under forestry officials said Friday. Tlie fire started Wednesday land did an estimated S50.000 'damage to the timber before forestry department crews moved in Thursday with three tractors and two water trucks i after getting permission from the Morley Indian band. A forestry official said a se- curity patrol will remain in the area today lo make sure the fire doesn't spread. Meanwhile, fire hwrils in 'Ihe Rocky Mountain National Parks were reported bigli aixl extreme. i lion Malis. acting western region parks director, said to- day thai no restrictions have gci-.e into effect but he urged 1 visitors to use caution and pay j particular attention to cigarette 1 hulls and camp fires. i HKADIA' PHKSSURK i If a 3.200-ton nuclear atlack I submarine were lo dive more than a few thousand feel be- neath the sea. it would be crushed by the immense pres- sure. It's the talk of the Province! On Sundays you can call long dis- tance ANYWHERE IN ALBERTA and talk for three minulfls for a maximum of fifty cenls. SUNDAY saves you time as well as money because this rate ap- plies to ODD calls. Just dial direct to anyone in the province, then start talking. It's a nice way to keep in touch. You can do a lot of long-distance talking for just half a buck anytime between Saturday mid- night lo 6 a.m. Monday. do not apply to person-lo-person, collect, third parly billing, time and charge, coin phone, or credit caret calls. if you happen to live in an area ODD service, SUNDAY 50 rales apply to station to station calls placed with the Operator. a buck on Sunday! TO ANY PUa IN AlBrRTA ;