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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, May 15, 1973 Planners seek prescription for community health Most of Alberta watches helplessly as Calgary and Edmonton move farther down the road at economic growth year by year. There is just no chance, despite industrial incentive programs or anything else, that the gap will ever close between the two metropolitan centres and the rest of the province, says an associate with the 0 1 d m a n River Regional Planning Commission. Growth breeds growth as the labor force, per capita in- come and the "amenities" at- tract more and more iwlustry la Calgary and Edmonton. The rest of tfae province is left to salvage what it can or bank on a email rate of growth. In the southwest corner of Alberta, planners are looking seriously at the concept of "balanced development" to cushion the stock of rural de- population. On a map of the region centred at Lethbridge, a num- ber of "service centres" are marked off Taber, Milk River, Cardston, Pincher Creek and the 'Pass commu- nities, Fort Macleod, Clares- botm and Vulcan. Because of tbeir heavy de- pendence on agriculture, Milk River and Vulcan are imme- diately pin-pointed for special attention. Cardston, as weQ, doesn't seem to have the eco- nomic base to ensure future growth, yet seems to be growing anyway perhaps because of the seasonal in- flux of tourism. Oldman River Regional planner John Kovacs says studies have begun to deter- mine the right economic pre- scription to revitalize these centres. The object is to ensure that these growth centres offer the surrounding countryside the full range of essential ser- vices for a good standard of living. Continued on Page 19 BASIS FOR ALTERNATIVE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIES By GREG MclNTYRE Herald Staff Writer fMEtpNIlf AIR CONDITIONER THE BEST MONEY CAN BUY. from Btuh NOW WITH EXTRA RELIABILITY Solid state control system monitors every critical circuit. Shuts down compressor before damage is done. Compressor motor runs cooler because of big coil surface, lasts longer. Crankcase heater, refrigerant accumulator, brass service valves all add to expected life of your equipment. Call Today For A Free Estimate Breathes Easier All Year Round With ELECTRIC CHINOOK MAKERS ITft, Ph. 328-5973 CORRIDO" BALANCED You Can Count on McDonald-Chevrolet for BEST BUYS in Recreational Vehicles Come in and compare the Many Great Features offered in the new CITATION MINILINER NOW ON DISPLAY AT McDONALDS I Citation, the pleasure it in getting there For o new concept in motor home living step in- side and drive. Handles like a car, rides like a dream All the comfort of home on the wheels of a Citation Minilmer! This is a minimotor home with many features usual- ly found only in more ex- pensive models. The Cita- tion Miniliner is complete- ly insulated against the holiest days and the cold- est nights; optional air conditioning is also avail, able. Summer or winter, be where the action is. Arrive in your Citation Minilinerl Contact HOWARD CHRISTENSEN, PAUL RAKOS or KEN McDONALD TODAY! MCDONALD-CHEVROLET TABER, ALBERTA PHONE 223-3556 ;