Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
It - THE WTHMIDOt HIRAIO - Tut.doy, March �, 1971 --- Telephone system plans Canada digital network OTTAWA (CP) - The Trans-Canada Telephone System announced Monday it will break new ground in Canada by setting up a nationwide digital data communications network, principally for computers. The system is expected to cost about $3 million in the first phase in 1971-72 when equipment in installed to link Montreal, Ottawa and Western Can- Z. H. Krupski, chairman of TCTS told a news conference here: "We based our decision to develop and build this digital network on the continually increasing needs of computer communication users for higher quality transmision, higher speeds, greater quantities and lower costs." Equipment for the network is being designed and built at Bel Foreign dentists to write TORONTO (CP) - Immigrant dentists, many of them political refugees, get a chance this year to prove their qualifications and to practise their profession in Canada without being required to repeat the years of study and training they Wildlife Federation seeks action OTTAWA (CP) - The Canadian Wildlife Federation has approved a resolution asking the federal government to establish as a national goal achievement of a high-quality environment. The resolution says the federal government should give urgent attention to maintenance of high ecological integrity and quality. It was approved at the federation's seventh annual meeting here during the weekend. Legislation should also be enacted to protect endangered wildlife species and resolve jurisdictional problems, especially those relating to migratory birds which cross provincial and international boundaries and are affected by a variety of laws and regulations. The third part of the resolution requests formation of an environmental council similar to the Science Council of Canada and the Economic Council of Canada. Such a council would be responsible for establishment of policies and priorities relating to the environment. The federation urged that Canada strictly enforce its regulations protecting Canadian wa-, ters and coasts from pollution, and that it take leadership in bringing about international controls to halt the pollution of the seas. Jack O'Dette, a metallurgist from Kingston, Ont., was elected president of the federation. Gordon Peel, a businessman from Edmonton, is a new vice-president joining Hugh Fadrn of Wolfville, N.S., and Andy Rankin of Moose Jaw. exams underwent in their homelands. Announcing what is believed to be the world's first examination of its type, Dr. James D. Purves, vice-president of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada, said Monday: "All we're trying to say is, 'Show us.' "All they have to do is to pass our minimum standards-not our maximum-our minimum. The written examination is the same as the one that Canadian graduates of schools of dentistry must pass." The board, representative of all of Canada's 10 provincial licensing boards, will sit in Montreal in May to examine 54 foreign candidates seeking licences to practise. They are those who have met preliminary NDEB requirements. Graduates of universities recognized by the World Health Organization, the candidates during the two-week examination period must pass a written test, in English or French, and preclinical and clinical exams. MUST PASS EACH PART The three-part examination will be sequential-failure in any part does not permit progress to the next sequence. A fee of $900 for each candidate is charged. Should a candidate fail the written exam, he will be refunded $500. Once the candidate successfully completes the examination, he will be able to practise anywhere in Canada, as do Canadian holders of NDEB certificates, without undergoing further study or examinations by provincial licensing boards. Montreal was chosen as the site of the 1971 examinations as Quebec and Ontario have received most of the immigrant doctors in recent years. Dr. Purves said that next year, it may be held in Toronto and in 1973, possibly in a city in British Columbia which also has. received a heavy flow of refugees. The board decided upon the program following widespread criticism two years ago after the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia when many Czechs fled to Canada. At that time it refused to accept continental European qualificaions and doctors who wished to pursue their profession had to go back to school. Canada laboratories in Ottawa as there is no such material available elsewhere in the world. Mr. Krupski said this has placed Canada in the "forefront of computer communication systems development! MANY MEMBERS The Trans-Canada Telephone System links telephone companies from coast to coast. Members include the British Columbia Telephone Co., Alberta Government Telephones, Saskatche-w a n Tele-Comunications, Manitoba Telephone System, Bell Canada, the New Brunswick Telephone Co., Ltd., Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Co. Ltd., and the Newfoundland Telephone Co. Ltd. The digital network will first provide a link between Eastern and Western Canada. Later it will be extended to include all major Canadian cities. Mr. Krupski explained that currently most data is carried over the voice telephone network by converting a coded, or digital, signal to a voice-or analogue-equivalent. This is later reconverted to code at the receiving end of the message. The digital system will allow mossag.es to be sent across the entire system in code without conversion, he said. It would be less expensive in the long run and would be more efficient. WOULD USE CABLE The existing micro-wave and coaxial cable facilities of the Trans-Canada Telephone Sys tern would be used for the digl tal network. But special terminals will have to be installed to allow customers to send their computer messages in digital form, There will also be special equipment set up on Microwave tower. Microwave facilities will be used initially, but coaxial cable, now being laid across the country, will also be used eventually. American Telegraph and Telephone has recently announced that it plans to build a digital system in 1974. But the Canadian system would be more sophisticated and would be introduced sooner. Newfoundland teachers out ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) -Newfoundland teachers have voted 70 per cent in favor of continuing strike action to back up demands for wage increases from the Newfoundland government. Strike action, which has been carried out on a selective basis, has involved 425 of the Newfoundland Teachers A s s o c i a-tion's 6,500 members. In some cases teachers have been working to rule in providing minimum class instruction since mid-February. The teachers seek an immediate 20-per-cent, across-the-board increase with an added six per cent v&xt year. When negotiations broke down Feb 5 the government had offered an average of 14 per cent on a sliding scale that would give lower-paid teachers the biggest increase. TAX ADVICE FREE/CONFIDENTIAL Free advice on income tax problems is as close as your phone. There's an income tax expert ready to talk to you at the end of this line, He will answer your questions in confidence. If you've consulted your income tax guide and you still have a problem, phone: 327-3101 HOURS: Tuesday, March 9- 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 10-Thursday, March 11 - 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 12- 9:00 to 1:00 p.m. 1+ NATIONAL REVENUE. TAXATION REVENU NATIONAL 1MPOT CAT ON A COLD TIN ROOF - If you look closely, you'll notice the car antenna sticking out of the snow. Cars all over the greater Montreal weather area were buried by massive snowstorm and scenes like this one are common. Quebec provincial police have attributed 23 deaths to the storm. It doesn't snow like this in S\am. Parliamentary interns named U.S. Russia need pact on weapons WASHINGTON (AP) - Senator Henry M. Jackson (Dem. Wash.) says his disclosure that Russia is deploying new long-range missiles "point up the need for an over-all agreement with the Soviet Union to limit both pffensivt and defensive weapons." The senator's disclosure, supported by the defence department, came Sunday, coly a week before U.S. and Soviet negotiators return to the strategic arms limitation talks in Vienna. It also followed by three days President Nixon's rejection of a Soviet proposal to reach agreement covering anti-missile defence systems separately from offensive weapons. This timing led to sneculation that the Nixon administration had fed Jackscci information about the new Russian missile development. Though a Democrat, Jackon agrees with the administration on many defence issues. The White House declined comment after Jackson said on television: "The Russians are now in the process of deploying a new generation, an advanced generation offensive system." He spoke of "huge new missiles" superior to and as big or bigger than the giant SS-9 rocket, already considered a powerful threat to the U.S. land-based Minuteman missiles. HANDLE MAJORITY The Da Beers Corp. in London and its Central Selling Organization handle more than 80 per cent i of the diamonds mined each year. The bride almost ware white OTTAWA (CP) - Appointment of 10 parliamentary interns for a 10-month period beginning Sept. 1, 1971, was announced today by the Canadian Political Science Association. There were 187 applications. Interns are recent university graduates assigned specific responsibilities with members of the Commons and its senior staff. They are paid a non-taxable $6,000. The 10 appointed for 1971-72 are Gsrald Bellomo, 24, Toronto; Wendy Carter, 22, Vancouver; Marie Cordeau, 21, Quebec City; Kenneth Mac-Donald, 24, Victoria; Jim McDonald, 25, Toronto; Kathy Swinton, 20, Edmonton; Paul Thomas, 27, Winnipeg; Bruce Thordarson, 22, S a s k a t o o n; Stanley Tremblay, 26, Montreal; and Yvon Turcotte, 21, Val d'Or, Que. Teacher chosen PC candidate EDMONTON (CP) - George Topolinsky, Andrew school principal, was chosen as Progressive Conservative candidate in Redwater in the next provincial general election. There were four other nominees for the nomination. Present member for Red-water is Michael Senych, Social Credit. Oh Shame - Suddenly, the bridal gown became a "going away" dress. A professional stitch in time would have made all the difference. Moral of the story being: Every woman should consult the Help Book for a dressmaker, or she may find she's blown her cover. 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