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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Holiday lighting cut urged Moot If Isoprel linked with several Total ban on asthma drug urged urged by Lt -Gov. Bill rhrirtlimmjn tsra i llfht nff to expreai gmot will toward mea at Christinas ttant. chief of the Montana Energy Advisory has appealed for a severe reduction in use of decorative lighting during the holidays. By giving up traditional Christmas energy will be preserved to maintain jobs for the state's work be said. Ged Opposition leader Robert Stanfield presents retiring Conservative Commons whip Ged Baldwin with a gift Wednesday evening during a Ged Baldwin ation on Parliament Hill. Fruit stalled BC Fruit industry spokesmen have asked the federal government to supply aircraft to transport fruit stranded by a shortage of railway boicars Harold presi- dent of the B.C Fruit Growers Association and Ian general manager of B.C. Tree Fruits Wednesday sent telegrams calling for the aircraft to Transport Minister Jean Marchand VANCOUVER The htad of tke respiratory dis- eases division at Vancouver General Hospital has called for a total ban on the sale and use of the asthma drug isoprotereaoi. linked recently with several Canadian deaths. Dr. Stefan who is also professor of medicine jn the department of respiratory oUseases at the University of said in an interview Wednesday that the known commercially as isoprel and found in several over-the-counter sprays for has known to cause deaths in patients who the is no need today to use this drug any longer as we have two new and very safe products on the market which do not affect ttte heart as isoproterenol he said LEADS TO DEATH when taken may induce car- diac irregularities which can lead to the death of the patient Dr Gnybowski explained that a patient sated with a severe bout of asthma will im- mediately take two puffs of the inhala tor-type medication. is all they sbonU take but if the drag does not bring relief he eoes on to take two more puffs and then another two and this to when he may run into serious plications should educate their he know that if one or two puffs do not bring relief from an asthma iwo more won't either. The patient then needs more professional help The professor recommend- ed instead that asthma patients use either of two new drugs called salbutamol or orcipprenaline known commercially as allupent. he said these two new drugs are available only on prescription whereas the more dangerous drugs are be- ing sold OB aa over-the- counter basis. Judge Glen supervising coroner in Van- couver uid Wednesday he intends to find out whether ths death of an asthma patent ta Vancouver last June had anything to do with the drag isoproterenol. He said be would also raise the nutter of the drug's poten- tial dangers at a national seminar of Canadian coroners to be held in Winnipeg later this month. Rene of the department of health and welfare in said recently four Canadian deaths have been related to use Of the asthma drug since 1967. The drug has also been blamed for the deaths of asthmatics over a six-year penod in Britain In where a recent death linked with the drag doctors have begun action to ask the federal government to restrict sale of the drug. U.S. in the dark about protest OTTAWA The Canadian House of Commons expressed ts unanimous opposition Nov to the raising of the Ross Lake Dam in the U flooding B.C 's Skagit River Galley It instructed the govern- ment to deliver the text of its resolution to the US and Washington State and to the City of Seattle which initiated the proposal But so no one seems to have informed the Americans officially of the combined opposition of all parties in the Commons to the scheme which would threaten the valley in B.C the House was told Wednesday Bill Clarke said that he had been told that the text of the Commons resolution hasn't been delivered to Washington as directed by MP's and asked Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau why The prune minister said he would make inquiries to see who 'is responsible for such matters Outside the Clarke said he had met with two envi- ronmental one from 'Seattle and another from representing groups in the U S also oppos- ed to the and they reported that the Commons resolution hasn't arrived in the U S capital concerns he that so far the Cana- dian government has made no official request The Tory MP noted that this appears to conflict with a statement by Environment Minister Jack Davis in the Commons as early as April S that the Canadian government had officially notified the U S government that Canada would not allow the flooding of the Skagit to go ahead The text of the resolution endorsed by all parties in the Commons Nov 2 read the House of Commons of Can- ada is unalterably and unani- mously opposed to the flooding of the Canadian Skagit River Valley which will result from the proposed city of Seattle project to raise the height of the present Ross dam situated m the state of Washington and downstream from the Canada-United States and that this House further resolves that the government of Canada de- liver the text of this resolution forthwith to the government of the United States-of the government of the State of and the council of the city of Seattle MICROPHONES FOUND PARIS Micro- phones linked to a sophisticated electronic system were found throughout the French embassy in War- saw during a routine check last the French National Assembly was told Monday The Lethbridge Herald think PART IV PICTURE QUIZ 5 POINTS EoMfj HJalitar T.. Mid and oil prlou In eMtorn Cuadt telng allowvd to HOW DO YOU M to 1M toti 71 to M ptMt M 70 Mr. FAMILY DISCUSSION QUESTION What do you think about participation In the UN Mldeaat peacekeeping STUDENTS YOUR NEWS QUIZ PART I NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL Give yourself 10 points for each correct answer. 1 Canada and were added to the UN Mideast peacekeeping force. 2 External Affairs Minister eald to Canadians may be needed for the peacekeeping mission. 3 The federal government announced that the 40-oente-a-barrel export tax on crude oil was being raised to barrel. a-60 cents 4 Texas trial lawyer Edward Leon was named new spe- cial prosecutor In the Watergate case. 6 Premier of the Republic of Ireland called his cabinet into emergency session after three IRA leaders escaped by helicopter from a Dublin prison. fl-Sean MacsUofaln b-Wiliiam Whltelaw c-Llam Cosgrave PART II WORDS IN THE NEWS Take 4 points for each word that you can match with its correct meaning. 1.....unilateral 2.....mandatory 3.....wary 4.....besieged 6.....bilateral c-very on guard d-one-sided e-under attack PART III NAMES IN THE NEWS Take 5 for names that you can correctly match with the clues. 1.....Warren Allmand Nora Scotia Began c-V a t r a n Minister Goyar d-Progreaslve Conaer- MP from Que- MacDonald bee and Services 5.....Clauda Wagner Mlnlater Inc. i This Practice Valuable Reference Material for Exams. 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