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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald' District 8 patients would have i beds in halls PINCHER CREEK If the Alberta Hospital Ser- vices Commission succeeds in its plan to make St. Vincent's Hospital here a 35 bed in- there will be eight people in bed in the halls every says Mayor Juan Teran. He it is a mistake to reduce the number of active treatment beds from 56 to 35. have found that over the last seven or eight years the average number of patients in our hospital throughout the year is 36. This is 64.5 per cent occupancy. this figure is an average half the time there will be more than 36 patients in the hospital. if you look at the January figures for 1970 to 1972 you will find 43 patients in 56-bed hospital. have only 35 eight people will be looked Beanery given grant BOW ISLAND Alberta Bean Growers Ltd. Bow Island has accepted an offer of under the federal government's regional development incentives act to build a new bean processing plant. The offer is based on a rate of 20 per cent of the approved capital estimated at The project is expected to create six new jobs. Don minister of regional economic announced Ottawa approval of the project. Rodeo ground move studied COALDALE A member of council will be ap- pointed to a committee to study the relocation of the Coaldale Kinsmen Rodeo grounds. A request for this represen- tative was received by council from the southern region of the Oldman Regional Recrea- tion Board. Awards won CLARESHOLM Ken Stange and Melvin Gunderson were awarded bur- saries of each by the Mar Sons of at a recent bursary award night held by the lodge in the IOOF hall. The awards were presented by Mrs. Gordon president of the lodge. after in the corridors every as an average. And half the 'in there will be more than eight patients in the Mayor Teran says the Peigan Indian with a population of occupies. 25 to 30 per cent of the beds. means on 12 Peigan patients are in our hospital at one says Mayor Teran. have also found thatJO per cent of our beds occu- pied by patients from the Crowsnest Pass This means an average of about four patients at one time from the 'Pass. This means we need 48 beds to accommodate all of our patients. 50 to allow for we feel one is look- ing at a more reasonable figure than the proposed 35 The Alberta Hospital Ser- vices Commission has offered 35 active treatment beds and 15 extended care beds. Mayor Teran and the medical staff wants 50 active treatment beds and 15 extend- ed care beds. these beds health care of patients in the Pihcher Creek community will be worse than it is says Mayor Teran. The medical staff will meet with commission officials at Calgary today to press its demands. At the same Mayor Teran wants to find out if it will be a better plan to build a new hospital than to renovate the east wing and build a new west wing on the present hospital. Costs have not been estimated and no comparison is possible at the present he says. itn THI UTHimoai HERALD -17 RDEK chairman running CRANBROOK Regional District of East Kootenay chairman Vince Downey is opposed by Cranbrook school teacher Gary Mitchell in the upcoming municipal elections. Chris Madson of incumbent in the Canal Flat- Edgewater is opposed by Eric Rasmussen of Edgewater. The terms are for two years. Incumbent Lloyd rancher in the Libby pondage has declined to run. Since there were no nominations in the South Country rural represented by Mr. the RDEK will be required to appoint a representative. Long wait till spring This series of old wooden hand operated part of the Lethbridge- __ Coaldale section of the St. Mary River Irrigation have been opened to allow the water level in the canal to drop. The main water supply from the St. Mary Utilities of f icer hired Dam was shut off Oct. 20 and the entire system was allowed to drain. These structures are used to raise and lower the water level in the canal so farmers can divert water into fields. Hospital occupancy Foremost holds memorial FOREMOST we should remember the sacrifice of those who gave their lives in the Second World we should not forget the contribution of those who returned. Many of them are still paying the price of their These were the words of Rev. Dr. Bob chaplain of the Foremost branch of the Canadian Legion at the annual Remembrance Day service held at Foremost Community Hall Sunday. Dr. Mitchell spoke of the un- ifying influence of war which brought communities together in an act of co-operation. Peo- ple had learned to co-operate with one another not only in times of peril and national but also in peacetime activities. went out and became our wrapping themselves around our said Dr. Mitchell. who have been through the experience of war are alterably opposed to asking the young people of today to go through the same experience unless it is ab- solutely vital to our nation's safety. The fact that we are here today to remember those who served their country is a far more meaningful thing to our young The service was well attend- ed as many of the community churches cancelled regular services for a joint worship. Wreath laying and the two minute silence followed at the Cenotaph. The parade was led by R.C.M.P. Constable Wayne Barnes of the Foremost detachment. Wreaths were laid by community and by Brow- nies and Beavers on behalf of the business community. World War I veteran Jack who served in that war at the age of only 16 dedicated a special dedicated a spe- cial wreath to the memory of the five men of and the others from the sur- rounding area who died in World War I. Plans are being considered to erect a permanent memorial to these veterans and pioneers of the Foremost district. Crowsnest Pass Bureau Report your news to.... The Uthbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area STIRLING MM.F.S.ZAUM TABER TURIN MM.MULJUHAM TYRELL'SLAKE MM. HOWARD HAMUNO VAUXHALL MM. H. W. MWfM WARNER MM.PIANlLltaiLT...............................MI.M10 8PARWOOD MM.MOU.YLATKA Contact ptogltforyovrplrtrlet _. Newt or CtanNtod AdvwtWng VERNDeCOUX photo Shuffleboard for oldtimers The Crowsnest Pass Senior Citizens' Home now has a thanks to Earl second v from showing nursing director Rene Rinaldi the fine points of the game. on are Crowsnest Pass General Hospital administrator Ernie board chairman Mel Cornett and Mrs. Schmidt. Cranbrook firm accepts timber rights decision parley set CRANBROOK Crestbrook Forest Industries president V. C. Brown says his firm will not appeal the provincial government's deci- sion to reject a transfer of Hamar Lodge gets members CLARESHOLM The Hamar Sons of initiated four new members at its recent meeting in the IOOF hall. Initiated Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Nowlin and Mr. and Mrs. Art all of Clareshplm. The business meeting was followed by a showing of slides of the Scandinavian countries and other parts of Europe by Kai Hansen of timber rights from Kootenay Forest Products to CFI. The rejection came after about one year of considera- tion at Victoria. CFI and KFP timber rights meet at the Purcell Range summit in the Lardeau Public Sustained Yield Unit. This is about midway of the 160 miles north-south summit that conservationists are seeking designation as a permanent wilderness area. CRANBROOK Victor C. president of Crestbrook Forest Industries is a member of a panel that will discuss resources and investment at a one-day conference' in Vancouver Wednesday. The entitled British Columbia and New Pacific will be attended by government and industry officials from this country and Japan. The conference will discuss the changing Japanese economy and its impact on this particularly B.C. Lions sponsor bonspiel BLAIRMORE The Blairmore Uons Club has agreed to work with Coleman Lions to spon- sor the annual regional Uons bonspiel Dec. 8 and 9 in the Cotaium arena. Lion Fred MacLeod of Ottoman uvi viiiton will comma from and other points. A banquet will be held in the Blairmore Elks Hall Saturday Dec. for Lions and their guests. The Blairmore club will begin its canvass this wMk to finwfe tnr PNI11 PINCHER CREEK The Pincher Creek MD has hired Harold D. Shenton as utilities officer. His duties began Monday. He will inspect natural gas distribution systems in this area. Mr. Shenton will perform services related to the rural gas program for the Pincher Creek MD and will assist with the organization of natural gas co-operatives and other rural utilities. He will provide liaison between consumers and and the municipal council. The new utilities officer will attend a two-week briefing and training course in Edmon- ton. Chess tourney at Taber TABER An 18 player chess tournament got under way here recently. Tournament director George Fujita says trophies will be awarded at the end of 10 weeks of play. bake sale planned MAGRATH St. Joseph's Catholic Women's League will hold its annual bazaar and bake sale at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Lions clubroom on main street. There will be a tom- bolla ticket sale of used novelties and religious goods. A door prize will be raffled. Harvest sale Saturday COALDALE The Homemakers Harvest Sale and hosted by the Coaldale Arts and Crafts will be held from 2 Iff 5 p.m. Saturday in the Coaldale and District Sportsplex recreation room. About 17 women's and girls' groups from Coaldale and dis- trict will be participating. Council to meet AHC COALDALE Town council plans to meet with Jan research assistant with the Alberta Housing Cor- regarding financing policies for a senior citizen's home here. A written and verbal application has been made to provincial government of- ficials for a senior citizens' home. Christmas party Dec. 5 NOBLEFORD United Church Women here will hold a combined meeting and Christmas party Dec. 5 in the church basement. Everyone is welcome. rate down PICTURE BUTTE Occupancy at the Picture Butte Municipal Hospital in October was 55 per well below the yearly average of 63 per cent. Board members noted the Town of Picture Butte did not comply with its request for minor street repairs at approaches to the hospital. Painting of the hospital ex- terior has been postponed un- til spring. The 1974 budget of was approved by the board and submitted to the Alberta Health Commission. Pension man to visit E. Kootenay Canada Pension Plan manager Fern Bouchard says Louis LaPlace will be available to answer questions on the plan as Town to a.m. Nov. 19. City 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 19. 101 Federal 9 a.m. to p.m. Nov. 20. Union 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21. Federal Agriculture a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22. He will answer questions and provide assistance for applications on the Canada Pension old age security and guaranteed income supplement. VINYL ASBESTOS FLOOR TILE Gauge 4 Decorator Colours SPECIAL. PER TILE Cm UMd In Any Room of Your Wood or Concrete Ideal for Counter Furniture end Bathroom Walla. Por4'x8'Sheet............... 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