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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta tlv 310 7lh b. PHONE i SEE OUR AD PAGE 86 "YELLOW PAGES" SCAN WORSOYS The Letttbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lelhbridge, Alberta, Thursday, March 19, 1970 PAGES 9 TO 20 RESTAURANT AND PANCAKE HOUSE BANQUET FACILITIES FOR 75 PEOPLE walcr wifti up at inleri'flls wafer obeaJ lijMer avJ lie UVt lelvmn tutnj to o-.it Against Advice Of Planners MPC Approves Office Complex Lethbridge has been assured cderal funds will be available so it can proceed with its sec- ondary sewage treatment fa al- lies, Mayor Andy Anderson said in an interview Wednes- day. SCIENCE FAIR Carol McKenzie, 13, Grade 8 student School will be one of 66 exhibitors at Ihe Lethbridge and District Science Fair held in the lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion Saturday and Sunday. Miss. McKenzie, who has worked on her project since DecemV-r, said she got the idea when visiting geyser sites in Yellowstone National Park. The 65 exhibits come from southern Alberta and will be on public display Saturday from noon until p.m. and from p.m. to p.m. Sunday. The public is also invited to allend oral competitions to be held Saturday at p.m. in the Mezzanine Room of the Pavilion. Brief On Water Resources Considered By Chamber A proposed brief on water re- sources, supporting action on water pollution, water levels for irrigation purposes and a new Canada Water Act now More parliament was presented to Ihe regular council meeting for the lethbridge Chamber of Com- merce yesterday. Dwigbt Piirdy, chairman for the committee, said il was nec- essary for a brief to come from south Albert a because of the importance of water levels lo irngalion projects and because of rising conlroversy over walcr pollution. A copy of the brief will be sent to the Alberta and Cana dian chambers, the federal de- partment of waler resources the division of environm en t a health and Ihe fish ar.d wildlif division, on Ixith levels of gov emmcnl. The brief lists several majo points. A foreseeable deficiency ater indicates the necessity r diverting water from north atersheds lo those farther uth. It calls for storage as ell as transfer programs to cn- m'e adequate supplies for all rigation needs in soulh Al- icrla. A system of maintaining minimum flows of walcr in lire vers in soulh Alterfa should eslablished. Not only would rrigation be enhanced, hut Quatic life and recrealion facil- tcs would be protected. CLIFF BLACK, R.D.T., C.D.M. BLACK DENTAL IAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Open Saturdays Evenings by Appointment PHONE 327-2822 mother Brown's -TAKE HOME FISH CHIPS PHONE 328-8392 and Fort Macleod projects. Ann centre economically Research valor release into from possible St. Mary md Waterlon t'csevoirs lo main- ain Ihe flow in Ihe Lethbridgc .islrict should be started. Jl alls for storage on Ihe Oldman liver near Pincher Station vhen more land is brought under water on the St. Mary project. This would ensure ade- quate supplies for expanded ir- ilgalion on Ihe Lelhbr i d g e Northern (Picture Butlc area) Since the most suitable land for expansion of irrigation systems are on the Oldman esisl and are ai River and Bow River water- linue lo exist, sheds, storage must be provided at strategic to control completely the flow of these rivers. Diversion of north waters to the south be located as far west as possible lo relieve A! berla from ils commitment lo permit half of Ihe flow of the s'orth ar.d Soulh Saskatchewan livers lo go to Saskatchewan Federal aid for reiiabilita [ion work on old projects shoult solicilcd on the basis of bene fils established by (he Alberta Irrigation Committee studies. Support of Ihe new Canada Water Act, sponsored by the Canada Water Resources Asso- ciation is deemed necessary due to the interprovincial nature of irrigation systems requiring fed- eral action and participation. The city's Municipal Plan- rg Commission decided Wcd- esday lo disregard advice of benefits. This wouli anners and to recommend lo be an uneconomic council Monday that ap- when such an rovat be granted for develop- sently exists, nent lor an office building-ap- Aid. C. W. rtment complex across from ity hall. The property r.ow is occupied j y the Regional Development I luilding. Mcl-Lyn Investments Ltd. Leo Singer end Montreal in- eresls) offered the city or Ihe properly on which it imposes lo build a Mght to 10-storey building wh'ch vould conlain offices on the ower floors and suites on the upper floors. As more office space is re- quired in the future the suites would be taken oat and offices buill. The city's land sales com- mittee recently recommended to council thai'the property be sold to Mel-Lyn for the develop- ment. Council, dceid- '4. ed to study the matter further in regard lo the future of city hall, whelhcr the properly would be requred for a new city hall or other civic buildings. The mailer was referred to the MPC and to the planners. Planners reporled: "We are still of the opinion that Uie de- velopment of the silo in qucs lion for civic purposes, such as the location of a new cily hall represents the best and highcs' use of Ihis lar.d for I'ne future development of Ihe city. "It is also our opinion that (he devclopmcnl on this site as a private office and apartment complex, although a viable al- ternative, would not Ire as cficial to the city as its develop- ment for civic uses." Some of the factors which lead planners to Ihe conclusion include: There are several sites lo- caled in close proximity lo the downtown area, both publicly and privately owned, which would provide excellent loca- tions for an office and apart- ment complex. Further development o civic uses, such as a new cil tall, on this site would be more centre area ce Ihe same d appear to alternative ronment pre-c-hester city has to change its attitude towards development. The time is now, the need is now. There are olhrr sites available if council decides to build a new city hall sometime, he said. He suggested (he Ccn'.ral or me pairing 10; ai 4th Ave. and 4th St. S.. either of which help strengthen and retain the central business district. Mavor Andy Anderson said the citv desperately needs hous- City Assured Of Funds For Needed Sewage Plant supply of major items of equip- ment now are being analyzed by the consultants.1 The dead- line can be met, he has indi- cated. The city has asked the pro- vincial government for financial property or the paiking lol at j ing. There is no mortgage money available in Lethbridge for housing. Contractors are laying off men because of the lack ,of mortgEge money and pro- said j jects. Mel-Lyn has the money (o jroceed wilh the proposal, be said. Therefore, the city should move on the Mel-Lyn project and should move now. The delay caused by Ihe further study almost lost the project Ihe mayor said. If council accepts [lie recom- mendation of the land sales com- mittee and the .MPC, first read- ing would be given a bylaw to rezone the property to allow followed by a The facilities, to cost about assistance.but has been flatly 53 million, have to be in effec- turned down. The cily is also live operation by July I, 1971, the provincial health depart- ment has decreed. i Last year the city borrowed from the Alberta Muni- cipal Financing Corporation for the project but when Central Mortgage and Housing Corpo- ration was approached for the other Iwo thirds of the cost, the cily was told CMHC had no funds. The cily now has been in- formed thai of the 56 million CMHC has alloted Alberta Ihis year for sewerage projects. xjlnbridge has top priorily and seeking a co ordinated pollu- i 11; the development, on control program so that all umidpalilies and industries! hearing- .........-ipalities will be made responsible for keeping the rivers clean. Mayor Anderson, to be in Edmonton Friday on other city business, hopes to have a chat with provincial officials regard- ing secondary sewage treat- ment problems. Union Protesting Changes In Act in keeping with the type of use- and activities that presently esisl and are anticipated lo eon e lo exist. It is very important lo not that if this s'ile is relinquishe B.C. unions are refusing to rec- Foothills "Hospital in Calgary welfare in the cily. Tne has been culling back on Wednesday afternoon. Dr. A. D. Tompkins of Vul- ognize the lioard there which is similar to the proposed tribunal in Albcrla. The Calgary mcel- can has' not decided whether ing decided Ihal if the Alberta there will be an inquest. Uegislalion is passed no CUFh Need For Nursing Home Facilities Shown Bed Shortage Could Become Serious its' welfare program and there ij a possibility the preventive social services program could be lakcn over by Ihe province. Dr. J. Donovan Ross, minis- ter of lands and forcits. is scheduled lo meet the delegation lo discuss the possible purchase by the city of Ihe remaining por- lUn of the former prisoner o! war properly in N'oitb Letb- bridge. Tne cily desires the property for expansion of the industrial park area. The cily is short on industrial land. The delegation is hoping olher meetings can held rel- ative lo citv business. By STAN' I'RUKT Herald Staff Writer Additional nursing home beds arc needed soon in Lelb- bridge or the present shortage of active trcalmcnt hospital beds It's Time To Select will become desperate. Tnis is evident from a Hcralrl survey this week. It's a chain reaction. If there are no empty beds available in nursing homes, vouM normally patients who be discharged Eailer Navelliei by Smilei 'N Chucklei 496 1.50 Eailer Carets by Covlls Hallmark Easfcr Boxcj Chocolates by Molts and Smiles 'M Chuckles Also a com p lei t? slotk of pifr iremJ for men and women Colognes, Perfumes, Cameras, Shavers, etc. McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave S-, Ltthbridge 327-3555 FOK HOME DELIVERY from Ihe Lelhbridge Auxiliary lospilal inlo a nursing home are being kept Ihe. auxiliary lospilal. Consequently patients from the activo treatment ccn- jes, tho Lcthlnirlge Municipal Hospital and St. Michael's Gen- eral Hospital, cannol be dis charged lo Ihe auxiliary hospi lal because there is no room A sile was chosen Tuesday for the construction of a third nursing home in Lelhbridge but development is slill in the planning stages. Meanwhile th bed shortage grows more aculi each day. The Lclhbiidge Auxiliar; Hospital reports it is opcratinj at a 9B lo 9I> per ccnl occi pancy at the present time wit a constant waiting list. Th i auxiliary tries lo maintain on bed for emergencies from mir ing homes. The hospital has 10 I beds. U-llibridgc's two active trca mcnl hospilals are alxmt 90 pc ccnl occupied Monday Ihioug Friday wilh some relief weekends, T Lcthbiidge Municip DON'T FORGET It's Time To Order EASTER FLOWERS Flowett set the mood for Eastfir so be sure to select your plants and flowers early! CALl 327-5747 FOR FREE DELIVERY I ne s FLOWER SHOP 32? 6th St. South LETHBRIDGE ospilal's average occupancy ihospilaK except in an emer-i Calgary has one hospital bed the years has been about gency, without a doctor's say for each 158 persons. In Edmonton they have one, doctor for every 1.250 persons, but ll'.eir situation is a lit- j tic better lhan Calgary's per cent, and Andy Andrea-: so. Tr.e doctors refers the pa- itik, administrator, "said hos-1 licnls lo Ihe hospital and Ihe occupied j ner cent I tals shouldn't be ver tire SO to 85 per lark. Emergency bed1; are always maintained in the two hospi- als. The LMH is handling bout 10 emergencies per week and St. Michael's General Hos- ital aside four beds each night for emergency cases. The waiting period in- the livo lospilals for elective surgery from a high" of three monllis to a low of six weeks. Admitting is done on an em- ergency, urgent and elcclive jasis. The wailing period for an irgcnt case could be as mud' as 48 itours depending on the jhiefs of service and how chronic the need for immedialc attention is Mr. Andrcachuk said ,MH IMS not admitted anyom to the hospital wilh Ihe flu Tte only way the hospifa would admit anyone is if com plications scl in as a result o tho flu. The block system, where doctor is allowed so many txxi and it's up to him who occupie them is only true in psychialri cases. No one is admitted lo amount of need for treatment cent I determines who gels in. i Some doctors arc doing day urgery where a patient is ad- milted in (he morning, surgery s done, the patient recovers in ic atlernoon and is sent home] n Ihe evening. This is only] me where minor surgery is re-1 iiiircd. On Hie other hand some j Actors may be keeping patients n tlie hospilal a day or two onger than necessary- Lelhbiidge has 85 doctors vilh a population of approxi- mately This gives the cily aboul one doctor for every persons which is far above the federal Task Force Report requirement of one doctor for every persons. Considering the large rural population doc- lorii'.g in Lelhbridge, (he ligures be much different. Between Uie two active freal- mcnl hospitals in Lelhbridge there are 399 beds which gives Lelhbridge roughly one bed for every 100 persons. In Calgary the situation seems a lilllc more urgent. They have approximialcly 325 doci'ors ar.d wilh a population of This works out lo one doctor for every persons, ore bed for every 114 persons. gASTEDO'S BIG VALUE SALE CONTINUES WITH HUGE DISCOUNTS on all FURNITURE on our display floor. BASTEDO FURNITURE AND UPHOISTERY 52J 5th Street 5, Phono 327-7711 BUCKET OF CHICKEN 14 Pieces Heavenly Fried Chicken. 6 Buttered Dinner Rolls. Gravy. REGULAR FRIDAY and SATURDAY ONLY HANNIGAN'S "HOME OF HEAVENLY FRIED CHICKEN" "THE CHICKEN WITH OLD FASHIONED GOODNESS" 1415 MAYOR MAGRATH DR, PHONE 328-4038 ;