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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Worth Mental health group still pushing for total psychiatric care centre By JIM MAYBIE Herald Siaif Writer The Southern Cana dian Mental Health Association will continue to support the ef forts of ttie Lethbridge and Re gion Mental Health Planning Council until a total psychia tric treatment centre is built at Lethbridge Municipal Hospij action activities for the i The region lias representation Social action is everything weof the Lethbridge Chamber of made by i do to get the prov1 Commerce committee which is lal That statement vn CMHA board member Casey Wiskerke to 70 persons attend ing the annual meeting of the region He and board member Terry Bland reported on the social Concilation officer suspends releases ince or nation interested and actively active in the im provement or expansion of mental health Wiskerke The legislative activities we working on the La report on the engage the special studies the establishment of the youth is social action By JI5I WILSON Herald Education Writer i ing a defined 35 hour work I week for but refuse Alberta conciliation officer to discuss the consultation pro posal because they say it would undermine their positions as elected public The Labor Act also permits regional which was not possible under terms of the old School Eight regional argaining groups were estab lished by school boards corn John Button told The Her ald Monday lie would make no announcements concern ing southern Alberta teachers dis putes for the next few About teachers are in including from the 18schooldistrict Southern Al berta School Authorities Asso and 750 from the Leth bridge Medicine Hat regional bargaining a department of labor officer working from Cal said he hoped to make his recommendations to the SASAA boards and teachers and on the Lethbridge Medicine Hat dispute a week or so Were finalizing our thoughts on the thing right he This years uncommonlydiffi cult collective agreement situa tion stems from introduction last August of the new Alberta School which places con tract negotiations under the Al berta Labor The Labor Act says rate of hours of and other rights of the two parties are part of a collective Teachers say this means all working conditions must be ne gotiated trustees say only cer tain rights may be negotiated or the school boards their In the most of the points now in dispute were defined in the much more restrictive orig inal School drafted aboul The new act was intended to give local boards and schools much more flexibility and free dom of Teachers fear the resulting local autonomy could threaten their They have said that even though most school districts now have ditional policies concern ing working the new School Act would allow them and surveys we the promo tion of facilities we undertake in its purest a member of the planning council which makes recommendations to the provincial has been leading a committee doing con tinual research and evaluation of the problems of alcoholism in the CMHA volunteers and staff participate on a planning coun cil task force to determine the irising 61 school and t is in these areas negotiations lave become most Of the involving about 30 per cent of Albertas three are still being jargainined and five have gone to Twenty two of the locally jargaining districts have set and include about 30 per cent of the Another 11 local districts representing 31 per cent of the teachers are in various stages of and 52 representing less than nine per are not bar gaining Southern teachers and Alber ta Teachers Association bar agents are concernec about the outcome of the Cal gary public school dispute which has become the most ser ious in the Calgary public school teach ers recently voted in favor o application for a government supervised strike Only one of the more than teachers involved voted The strike vote could come at almost and so could the If Calgary teachers do leave their the pressure would be on both the SASAA and Lethbridge Medicine Hat teachers to do the ATA officials insist they do not want to but as Frank one of the ATA bar gaining agents were caught in a situation of being forced to defend our profession nonmedical use of drugs It was actively involved in advice and counselling towards hostel Odyssey House in Leth bridge and followed through its operation as members on the advisory council until it closed Continuation of ser vices for transient youth now are being planned for this At the annual February Banff conference of the asso ciation the unanimous stand was adopted that it was the intent to pursue the achieve ment of the aims and objec tives of the Alberta Mental Health study Blair report services and facilities available which we endorse and believe to discharged patients and plan I the citizens of tWs province coordination of the 1 Bland Education a preventive role Education and information is a preventive service as well as a means of promoting and iden ifying mental Mrs Sarol Smith and Juno Tagg said in elaborating on ac tivities on those It is a service for families of the mentally to as them in recognizing the needs of the patient and the re quired kind of assistance they can give for the rehabilitation of the Fxiucation and they is essential to keep our community aware of all services available for mental illness and mental Last year there were 26 f ihn bookings at 12 film bookings for groups and clubs and 18 public speaking engage While no annual count was maintained on literature distri in July 102 publications containing drug 71 booklets on what to do when things go wrcng and 35 other pieces of material on mental illness were A small committee has been activated to give the staf member added support in this vears educational Las year the Jaycees were the main group giving active sup reports to electors PCs would be accountable A Progressive Consenative ovornment would make itself more accountable to Albertans nonelection says eter provincial Consenative party In a Herald Lougheed said one plan he has vould be to break for a day lurirg the Legislature so that iLAs could return to their onstituencies to make full re sorts to their electors on what wd taken place so They would also be charged with do ing the same at the end of the I would also like to see the provincial Ombudsmans office Lougheed He could be made more jccessible to people outside of by travelling like a circuit court judge lilting in various cities several days each He said he would also Southern region developing to unilaterally repeal or revise 1 al integrity as and them amply cant reduce our de Trtoo major points of con1 mands any tention between boards and And trustees are teachers throughout Alberta are hours of work and the right consultation in policy changes involving either the teachers working conditions or their pro fessional teaching They are and in sev eral cities have a de fined work week of 30 hours of combined instruction and gen eral service To the teachers they must add up to 5 hours per week of school preparation and marking done both at school and at They are also asking for the right to see new or revised school district policies before trustees put them into The teacheis say they want only the opportunity to make recommenda t i o n s concern ing the new Trustees are generally offer we wont give you what youre demanding because it would reduce our authority over the education system too Katherine Hurlburt and Lorene McCready explain ed the regional setup of It is a national organization with each province being di vided into geographic regions headed by a provincial Alberta is divided into five geographic reg ions with of fices in Cal g a r Red Edmonton and Grande The southern region extends from the border to the Saskatchewan border south to the border and north to beyond Clares Regional development is per formed when a community either asks for assistance or indicates interest toward the CMHA to assist them in recog nizing the kinds of senices and programs their town requires in the mental health Last year a concentrated ef fort was made ji Picture Butte to provide educational pro Check Capitol Before You Buy1 CARPET end LINO Complete Installations Free Estimates No Obligation PHONE 3278578 quietly discussing the ClayFrazier Fiaht jnd then I asked what this womens liberation tripe is about Capitol Furniture Tho Corp the SPOTLIGHTS on CAPITOLS SPECIAL FURNITURE SHOW and SALE COMMENCING Sharp Check Our Ad in Wednesdays Herald 5th STREET tETHBRIDU PHONE 3278578 grams and interest the citizens in becoming aware of their needs in giving support to the mentally disabled of the Two meetings were held in One was educational and instructional to help estab lish a committee there while the other was to assist in ob taining foster homes for pa tients returning from the Al berta Hospital Two educational meetings and a meeting to instruct vol unteers on the establishment of a crafts program were neld at Medicine A committee is operating there and a parttime CMHA staff worker is to be employed this Education program requests increased from Taber and an initial visit was made A worry designed to aid mothers in understanding some of the problems children exper ience in growing up and to bet ter understand the ationale be hind childrens scheduled for this LONG HOLIDAY SEASON City employees store the last of about 230 Christmas decorations that adorn down town Lethbridge streets during the festive The festive season was somewhat prolonged this or so it as the uty officials decided to leave the decor ations up until the new city stores complex building was At long the decorations will have a re prieve from southern Albertas and can enjoy the summer and fall months under One hurt in collision Two driven by Bar ry 815 13th and Florenzo 715 7th collided at 5th in the 1500 block about Elizabeth a passenger in the Vuch received head injuries and was taken ti Lethbridge Municipal Hospital She was detained for observa There was damage in the change the Provincial Audi ors office into an auditorgen erals office similar to the fed eral in which the audi or general scrutinizes all spending and makes regular reports to the taxpayers Lcugheed said tie pro vincial election will come in June because former Premier Ernest Mannings Social Credil mandate expires m J u n un der the traditional pattern o fouryear rather than fiveyeai governments He said a major election is sue will be provincial systems cf Tns Conservatives he would prefer a more generous tax break for loca governments so they could run thenown A Conservative governinen would pay the entire cost o leaving all local pri vate property taxes to the mu nicipal and county He said local plebiscites for additional spending money would be justified for nones sential senices such as Ed montons recent Omniplex or one Lethbridge could have for a new But essential services such as health care and education an not IK left to local lebisdte because if they are joorly presented to the voters trough bad liey can do the people dam Lougheed He said essential hould be decided upon by the axpayers elected representa otherwise its an abdica ion of Lougheed said his party would not bury existing Social Credit commission studies and such as the Blair Com mission report on Mental lealth or the 1972 Worth1 Com mission report on educational Our only complaint about them is that they should have jeen done many years ie Our most likely ac ion would be to Hasten their Regarding foreign ownership and control in Lougheed said it would be dangerous to scare away for eign investment be cause Alberta needs What we must is to work out ways for Al bertans to continue to get a larger share of local owner so that in a few years the problem solves itself natural He said he did not think the activities of the Committee for an Independent Canada were the most effective way to en courage Canadian ownership and Canadian economic pros but they have called attention to the existing situa More city news on page 19 Programs for patients The community life line and referral activities of the region were outlined bv Hazel Ross and Lil lian Objective of the community services is to develop recrea tional programs for mentally handicapped persons in hospi If requested by the patients assistance is given when they leave hospital in finding foster homes and developing social and lifeline In all programs a volunteer is direct ly involved with the The life line program is a onetoone relationship after patient leaves hospital One vol unteer becomes a fnend of one attended by Thirty five attended the Christmas pantomime at the Yates Mem orial Centre and 55 were es corted on a shopping spree and lunch at a local shopping Bus line applies for express run A public hearing is to be held April 27 in Edmonton into an WATC patient and helps the patient become integrated into the community again There arc 4U active volun in and out of the hospital There is a patient referral volunteer who receives refv1 said the company rals from 1OsDi1 have the senice operatin application by Northern Bus Lines of Lcthbridge for permis sion to operate daily express service to Calgary and Edmon ton Steve Northern presi could with tals and the patients iliumi in 30 days of a decision by the scvels A program is then de highway traffic He said signed to meet tne patients the four reiun a day fall needs Programs for hospital pa tients include yoga TRADEIN SALE to one hus going on to Edmontoii Ivy deluxe buses might be running somej pic1 time in assuming the ap nics and others plication is approved Mr and Mrs Millar head a group of 10 to 15 young people between the ages of 13 and 17 who have been going to the Al bcrta Hospital Raymond twice a month for moie than a my Q side One of the groups programs is a birthday pruHy with a cake honoring all those who have had a birthclsv lurmg the past special closed session of city There are council Monday called to dis Anderson said another closed meeting would vinos and In all ac h i u1 patient Is directly invoked Thi group on No decision was made at a cucs west side Mayor Aiuly ERY TRADEINS ACCEPTED O WATCH AT MACKSNZI Just bring in any watch of its we will allow you 20 to 50 off any wptch in our fine ITS TO YOUR CREDITA MACKENZIES CHARGE AFFILIATED WITH MAPPINS LIMITED i also have inqnts whore i he held next Monday and simple crafts are for the decision made public during the o dona regular council meeting group The bids fur provision of ser patients to tions have alii to jive cadi patunt UrOrLiy present and pift An eight day rimpmg ven ture in tho Cro M Pass is vices to tho new west side sub division have been opened and somo action awarding the contract must bo taken by planned for about patients i March Bids were received this 01 alternate one for Some AI h e i I Hospital full services origmaliv Clares h o 1 m visited t planned and other for only Lcthbridge last jedr were i partial i 1S DIAMOND MERCHANTS JEWELLERS REGTNAA400SE JAW CALGARY LETHBRIDGE IN LETHBRIDGE 613 4lh Telephone 3284214 ;