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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Pass licences sought OTTAWA A bid to establish another radio station in Calgary and a handful of applications for new cable television territory in Grande Prairie and other Alberta communities around Blairmore will be heard by the Canadian Television Commission in Calgary June 25. The CRTC said Thursday that Foothills Broadcasting Ltd. of Calgary has applied for permission to set up an English-language radio station in Calgary. The commission will also hear a request by Radio Station CHQR Calgary to boost its power to watts day and night from -watts. Applying for a cable licence 1 for Grande Prairie are Alberta Broadcasting Grande Prairie Cablevision Grande Prairie G. K. Nelson of Alta.. Northern Cablevision Ltd. and Peace Cable Television Ltd. W. J. Gillespie of and. Clarence Smith of are applying for .territory in Blairmore and Alta. Calgary student drug use increases CALGARY Drug use by Calgary's senior high school students may hit 70 to 75 per cent from its current 55 per says Ken the Calgary Public School System's drug education director. his assertion that schools' failure to teach students to become self- is a major cause of the drug problem was disputed by Harald chairman of the public system. not a school but society's Mr. while agreeing with Mr. Low that the figure could reach 75 per cent we sit and fiddle while Rome Mr. Low said the schools' way of teaching and society's attitude toward life are responsible for the rising use of drugs by students. 'Bad drugs killed man EDMONTON City Police are blaming bad drugs for the death of an Edmonton man. Police said they believe Jack Richard of Edmonton died Friday night after taking MDA mixed with a poisonous substance. Two other 18-year-olds are in police also because of what was believeS to be bad drugs. The three were together Friday night. Lunch time Three friends who don't have to worry about high food costs enjoy their grassy meal on a Southern Al- berta pasture. Large amounts of spring moisture have prompted pasture in the south to come on with uncom- mon abundance. 'Response to aging inadequate9 EDMONTON Canada's response to the needs of the aging has not been adequate and must be Mary Hill of the University of British said Friday. Mrs. assistant professor of social work and project director of a recent B.C. survey of needs and services for the was speaking during the Alberta Council on Aging's annual conference. Designing service systems for senior citizens is an and it is natural that society should be at trying to offer comprehensive Nurses ready to enforce their training standards EDMONTON Alberta's registered nurses are ready to enforce their own training standards if their present regulatory body disappears in the shuffle of transferring training to community colleges from it was announced .Friday. Judy Prowse of Alberta Association of Registered told a news conference the group is concerned that the universities' co-ordinating council will be abolished and no substitute established to ensure adequate external controls for public protection. She was commenting on an announcement Thursday by Advanced Education Minister Jim Foster that the training of nurses will be transferred to the province's college system under his department's jurisdiction. The training has been shared between universities and health service institutions and supervised by the council. The association will meet Mr. Foster to details of the transfer to the college system and is particularly concerned that adequate financing will be available. The change will produce better educated Miss Prowse adding that all hospital nurses schools in the province now meet mimum standards. she hospitals primarily are service and not educations institutions. Gov't seeks to grab all meeting told Herald- District COALDALE BAND Cardston airstrip half done CARDSTON The Cardston Flying Club's dream of an airstrip is about to be realized. Construction on the foot by 200-foot airstrip has reached the half-way mark. The first to include paving and will cost about The paved area will be feet long and 75 feet wide. Nearly all of the dirt work is done says flying club member Alan G. Van Orman. The next step will be placing a layer of six inches of gravel. Then the surface will be covered with a two-inch coat of hot-mix paving. Befofe government grant money could be the land had to be acquired. This took large amounts of it. and it was a three-way effort. The Town of the Cardston Municipal District and the flying club pooled resources to buy about 86 acres of land from Dewayne Jensen. It's about two miles southeast of town. The land was acquired for an acre. The flying club held an auction and other fund-raising events to raise its one-third share of the original outlay. With completion of this first the provincial government granted to the project and the federal government There were many private donations. It is a joint project of the town and municipal district. But without the enthusiasm and energy of the local flying it's doubtful if this town would have its own airfield. The second stage will see buildings at the site. It's a big step forward for the Temple City. It will draw scores of visitors to the LDS Temple here as well as thousands of tourists to one of the most scenic municipal districts in the province. At the same the air ambulance service will possibly save lives with a greatly reduced travel time to northern Alberta and Lethbridge hospitals. COALDALE The Coaldale Community Band will leave for the International Kinsmen Band Festival at Moose Jaw at 8 a.m. Thursday. The festival will be held from May 16 to 19 A total of 78 students will be going from the R. I. St. Joseph's and Kate Andrews Schools who comprise this community band. Accompanying the students will be 12 chaperones and directors Sister Yvonne McKinnon and Robert Findlay. Two buses are being chartered. Each student was required to pay About was raised in the community for the trip. New x-ray machine for Macleod hospital FORT MACLEOD The Macleod Municipal Hospital has been upgraded from a D to a Cl classification with the installation of a new Picker 300 machine. It replaces a Picker 200 machine. The 32-bed hospital has the services of Dr. J. A. McNally of Lethbridge. He attends patients at the hospital here one day each week. Vern x-ray will show the new machine to citizens attending open house May 26. A 1906 housed in the Fort Museum and retired for many was a dangerous device compared to modern equipment. It was always in danger of exploding and the rays were not concentrated. an x-ray was taken it took up to 20 minutes and the rays fanned out to cover a large area of the patient. The new machine can do the same job in one-twentieth of a second with some minor x- rays taking only one-sixtieth of a second. Radiation is limited as the beam is She said that in people over 65 years made up 4.1 per cent of Canada's population and today's percentage of more than eight upon us relatively Response was piecemeal to immediate setting up fragmented services. addressed ourselves to specific needs fairly but we've failed to take into account the interrelation of such She said much more needs to be done in providing such services as geriatric research and relocation for the elderly. know that people need close but we separate the elderly from spouses and friends because they need special Mrs. Hill said. know that relocation for seniors is a major but we try to fit people into slots rather than having flexible services and we put them into institutions rather than shoring up community support Canadian content 20 years too late CALGARY Canadian content in television and other media is going through a necessary trial period that should have occured 20 years Canadian television personality Fred Davis told a luncheon meeting of the Calgary Women's Canadian Club Friday. Mr. Davis currently hosts his own talk show. He has been moderator of Under Attack and as well as Front Page Challenge. Explaining why half of the people interviewed on his early-morning show are American or other foreign he said if the show concentrated exclusively on the guest list would be too short. we had faced this problem in we''wouldn't be facing the tremendous inferiority complex we have now. We should have had a Bonanza in Alberta with Lome Green before he left for In the actors and others who wished to be successful had to move south. But he with increased emphasis on Canadian content in broadcasting and as well as a growing film the situation has changed. pinpointed to a very small area. About 75 patients are x- rayed here each week with the majority being broken bones. The new macnine affors a much more accurate diagnosis. Mr. Scammell is able to do all gall kidney and foreign body work. The patient would take pills of colored material or have an injection to enable x-rays of the gall bladder or for example. Health training shuffled EDMONTON Advanced Education Minister Jim Foster said Thursday training of health services personnel will be transferred to his department from two other government agencies and six hospitals. He said educational institutions will replace hospitals in the training of nurses to make it easier to assess needs in finacing. transferability of and to create mobility in nursing careers. Centralization of nurses training under one department has already been endorsed by Health Minister Neil Crawford and the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses. Nurses training is now administered by the department of advanced department of health and social the department of national health and welfare and six hospitals. 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Medicine Hat Drafting Comprehensive Deelgn Service tor Buildings PHONI527-0727 Royal commission urged by CSA head CALGARY The Civil Service Association of Alberta has asked Premier Peter Lougheed to establish a royal commission to look into the legislation under which provincial employees work. Association President Bill Broad said in a telephone interview from Edmonton Friday there is a lack of in the legislation governing provincial employees. At the workers are covered by three separate acts the Public Service the Alberta Labor and the Crown Agencies Employees Relations he said. It was this last act that came under fire during last month's walkout of AllvTta Liquor Control Board employees. Under the Crown Agenc-ifS Employees Relations workers are not allowed to strike and contract negotiations are covered by kinHino arKitratinn People love us for a number of reasons. Here's just one. Zenith 6-6O14. Call toll-free for reservations from anywhere in Alberta. 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