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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, March 8, 1974 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD 9 Dateline Alberta for program EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta government will spend this year to combat mosquitoes, the environment department announced Thursday. Most of the money will go to subsidize municipal control programs. For example, under the cost sharing formulas, the city of Edmonton will be eligible for a rebate of of the it has budgeted this year for mosquito control. The program also involves two-week training courses for pesticide applicators. The funds will also cover research and purchase of equipment to be available for emergency use throughout the province. Supplementary spending estimates tabled United voice sought EDMONTON (CP) Alberta's mobile home owners may soon have a united provincial voice to represent them in attempts to improve conditions in mobile home parks, Marilyn Dodds of Edmonton said Thursday. Worker falls to death CASTOR (CP) Martin Patrick McLaughlin, 23, of Sherwood was killed when working on a scaffold that collapsed during construction of a grain elevator. Bottle operators charged EDMONTON (CP) Two container depot operators here have been charged with paying patrons less than the normal manufacturers deposit for beverage containers. Charges were laid by the enforcement staff of the provincial environment department against Mike Barnes, operator of Container Refund Depot, and Grover Edsell Angott, operator of Angott's Salvage Co. Ltd. Environment Minister Bill Yurko said in an interview first year of full operation has revealed many weaknesses in the system, announcing that starting this week, all containers taken in under the Beverage Container Act will be recycled. Agencies receive grants EDMONTON (CP) Grants totalling to five SAND GRAVEL lASPHALT iTOLLESTRUP SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE 328-8196 provincial agencies for operation of programs for the mentally retarded were announced Tuesday by the Alberta cabinet. Approved were donations of to L'Arche Association of Alberta, to the Edmonton Association for Retarded Children, to the Strathcona Association for Retarded Children, to Resicare Association of Calgary and to the Lloydminster and District Sheltered Workshop and Training Centre Society. Ionver f Doris Hopper tells why most motor companies have phased them out of their production lines. In Weekend Magazine this Saturday. The Lethbridge Herald JEAN MARCHAND "We're tired of not being able to get our foot in the door of said Mrs. Dodds, one of the organizers of a meeting of mobile home owners scheduled for Red Deer, March 23 and 24. Policy isn t working RCMP said Mr. McLaughlin fell about 55 feet. Investigations are being conducted by the RCMP and the provincial workmen's compensation board. OTTAWA (CP) Transport Minister Jean Marchand, ad- mitting that a major revision in transport policy almost six years ago is not working, called Thursday for more forward-looking policies. He said he hopes to be able to introduce a new transport policy rather than later." Tne department should be able to manage transport under that policy, making carriers meet national priorities defined by the department. He said he was in the Com- mons in 1967 when com- different companies and different modes of introduced as an underlying principle of transort policy. He was manpower minister at the time. "I had no reservations at that he said, but added: "I can tell you right now that this fundamental principle is wrong in Canada." Mr. Marchand, who has been sharing with other ministers the brunt of opposition attacks about slow movement of prairie grain this winter, defended his department in a witty speech that kept the Commons in laughter. He was speaking during the throne speech debate. He said a country the size of Canada, with its many remote regions, cannot have a trans- port system that pays its own way. Competition was impossible in many areas where competing companies and transport means did not exist. In the case of the railways, he said: "Sometimes they probably agree not to have any competition." The railways were in the spotlight Thursday as Alf Gleave Big- gar) asked for an explanation of a boxcar shortage that he said is holding up grain ment. Justice Minister Otto Lang blamed deep snow on the prairies and got jeers from western MPs and shouts that he was giving a "snow job." HOMES] IT'S ALL HERE NOW! We Understand... Buying a new mobile home is an important family decision. And it ought to be fun. PREMIER HOMES keeps the fun in it because PREMIER understands. Visit a PREMIER HOMES housing counsellor. He'll give you the honest help you need, and in lots of ways. You select you new home. PREMIER TAKES OVER FROM THERE. Your new home delivered, all set up. you move in and no extra cost to you. And PREMIER doesn't forget you after the purchase Each new rnobite home warranted for a Jufl year of service you can count on. It's easy to buy from PREMIER, and you can buy with confidence. BE SURE YOU VISIT PREMIER FIRST! II will pay you wtlll PREMIER HOMES LTD. Uihnrsfytiniffff ICFPSS frtwi pw 3 foff cum LETHBRIDOE 329-4242 Railways get million subsidy OTTAWA (CP) A new railway subsidy is part of more than billion in supplementary spending estimates for the 1973-74 fiscal year tabled in the Commons Thursday by Treasury Board President C.M. Drury. The rail subsidy, to com- pensate railways for the freight rate freeze, prompted one spource for the competing trucking industry to say "my guys are teed off." The sup- plementary estimates, the last instalment for the fiscal year ending March 31, include billion in budgetary ex- penditures and million in loans, investments and ad- vances. This brings total government spending for the year to billion in budgetary expenses and million in loans, investments and advances. The government's main estimates announced February 20, 1973, outlined spending plans amounting to billion. Math estimates for the next fiscal year, tabled a week a go, detailed expenditures amounting to billion. Largest item in the latest supplementary estimates is million in old age security and family allowance payments. Legislation last year author- ized quarterly adjustments in old age security payments re- lated to increases in the cost of living. ALLOWANCES UP Monthly family allowance payments went up in October' to a flat a child from an average They were later raised to an average effec- tive Jan. 1 this year. The rail subsidy plan follows railway complaints about rising labor costs while they operated under a rate freeze. Transport Minister Jean Marchand last July asked the railways to keep the lid on freight rate increases for the next 18 months. While the rail- ways were not legally bound by the request they had little choice but to comply. Mr. Marchand asked for the freeze to allow an investigation of western freight rate complaints. The western provinces have protested that certain freight rate anomalies descriminate against western industry. A Canadian transport com- mission spokesman said the subsidy is intended to com- pensate the railways for lost revenue they would have re- ceived had they been allowed to raise their rates. Neither commission nor railway spokesmen could say Thursday how the subsidy will be split among the railways. A trucking industry source who did not wish to be identi- fied said: "We aren't very happy with it but we aren't surprised." Truckers had not been too badly hurt so far as a result of the freight rate freeze but this could rapidly change during 1974 as labor costs increased. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental MeehMte Capital Furniture BMg. PHONE: 328-7684 Check On Alberta Blue Cross 1971 Are Your Employees Covered By Alberta Blue Cross? As an employer you are naturally interested in the general welfare of all your employees. Their good health is part of your concern, and you owe it to your staff and yourself to ensure that they are protected under one or another of the Alberta Blue Cross plans. We are confident that coverage under either one of the two Group plans will suit your employees' requirements. While a great many employers pay a share of their employees' low Blue Cross premiums as a fringe benefit. it is not a requirement for the formation of a Group Whatever Blue Cross Plan is decided upon, it will bring peace of mind, to you and to your employees- Membership eliminates the fear of being unable to meet the heavy expense of hospitalization and other services at a time of illness. The cost of borrowing money is usually prohibitive, but the important feature is the protection against heavy unexpected expense related to illness or accidental injury.Take this opportunity now to check on Alberta Blue Cross 1974. More important facts you should know about Alberta Blue Cross Who Qualifies For Coverage? All Alberta residents, regardless of age-or state of health, may obtain a wide range of health care benefits by participating in the Plan. What Hospital Benefits Does Blue Cross Provide? Your Blue Cross coverage pays the charges incurred when you occupy either a private or semi-private ward oed in a public general active treatment hospital Blue Cross pays- these charges for an unlimited time Does Blue Cross Provide Hospital Benefits Outside Alberta? Yes the following are supplementary hospital benefits provided to Blue Cross members when ou! of the Province 1. You are allowed up to 00 per day to apply agamsi any hospital charges remaining after the Aiberta Heai'h Cart insurance Commission has >'s Slipuialed portion of costs incurred during you' Slay a! any public general active treatment hospital located oulside Alberta 2. Blue Cross will also pay any out-patient hospital charges remaining after the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission has paid its port.on of hospital charges incurred Outside the Province of Alberta Are There Any Forms To Fill Out When Claiming For Hospital Expenses? No ail you have to do Jo ob'am hospital services under the terms erf your Blue Cross npmjiorship is So your 0iup Cross CSH! at any Blue Cross pays nDSp'131 for any services you receive there, so you don't have to pay the hospital and then seek reimbursement from Blue Cross afterwards The only money you are required to pay the hospital is the initial registration fee at the time you are admitted What Is Meant By The Term "Benefit A Benefit Year is from July 1st of one year to June 30th of the year following What Other Services Are Provided? Whether you have Single or Family Coverage, you are eligible for other reimbursement in addition to hospital expenses Within certain specified limits under one Group Plan. Blue Cross will reimburse you for these services. from the first dollar of expense Under an alternate Plan reimbursement commerces when your costs have totalled more 'nan S15 00 wilhin one Benefit Year, that first being deductible Professional Ambulance Service This provides reimbursement for professional ambulance service to and from a hospital Where the service is provided within the corporate limits of a City benefits are limited lo S15 00 per trip and S30 00 for a period of disability Actual reimbursement limit is SI00 00 per person per Benefit Year Appliances Charges for the repair or replacement of ariiticiai limbs lexceplma crosthesisl and hraces o' certain tysvts all providing the heei swoplnjd or recairod on the written order of a physician Dental Care Repair or extraction, (not replacement) of natural teeth damaged through accidental injury Reimbursement will cover the actual charges made-by a qualified dentist, providing repair or extraction is earned out within twelve months of the accidental injury Clinical Psychologist Clinical Psychoiogical services m the treatment of mental or emotional illness Reimbursement here is up to S20 00 for the first hour and S5 00 for each subsequent thirty minute period Maximum allowance is S100 00 per Benefit under either Single or Family Class Coverage Home Nursing This involves chatges made by a practical or Registered Nurse 'not related to trw for care provided m the patten; s homo on the ordci of the attending physician Reimbursement is up 1O in one Benefit Year ijnfler a Single or Family Class of Coverage Naturopathic Services Services provided by a Naturopath for a disability Reimbursement will be made ol actual charges not exceeding 00 per visit Maximum of 00 m a Benefit Year under either a Single or Family C'ass of Coverage Monthly Rales Group Deductible Plan Smglp S3 65 Family S3 30 o' r -30 f.'T" y S58D 25 YEARS SERVING ALBERTANS II you would more information or application totms for Alberta Blue Cross Plan membership, complete and mail this coupon: fOMOWTMV Bluf r 7 OOPS Sliri 21 4 A t lte'U iwp Sates SSewcc s" Aibei'n tlJfBS send me inlormalion application 1orms on Group Plan ,j Non-Group Plan TSJ NAME OF f MM_____ INDIVIDUAL SNAME. 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