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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE October Inadequate funding hampering education in rural S ask. S iCI') Pour MKII n I on a nee serious weaknesses in transportation citul inflexible sUifl- pitteuis1 are hampering i1 ion in rural Saskatchewan. a studv p r o p a r c (1 tor t h e Saskatchewan School Ti u.stees' VssocKition The studv bv M P Sdiart many ot the1 aforemen- tioned conditions are a lusult ol in.uic'iuate funding and the per-pupil H ethod of ascertain- ing the amount ot provincial grants and ol determining the 'reasonableness' o! an expen- diture The study released at a news conlerence. predicts "a further reappearance of the one and two-room mul- tigrade elementary school" and asserts that othei than in specific instances, further centralization ot elementary s( hool.s in rural areas is im- practical and perhaps un- desirable It adds, however, that further centralization of secondary schools is practical and desirable in most school units To improve services and teaching aids available to rural schools: the study recommends that a system of service support regions be es- tablished The new regions would be designed "to facilitate the education of the moderately liandicapped. to provide con- sultative and specialist per- sonnel such as reading con- s u 11 a n 1 s, science c o- ordinulors. m-service training co-ordinators. etc and ser- vice personnel such as a maintenance supervisor, electricians, carpenters, plumbers and electronic techiHcian.s The regions would take ovei responsibility for busing and it is recommended that they purchase their own buses, reducing the number of con- tracted routes Centres lor instructional materials and textbooks would also be set up at the regional level Other recommendations in- clude -Having the provincial tuke over sole responsibility lor education of the severely handicapped, creating a' system that provides boarding facilities tor patents and students, entrance at three to five years of age. transportation tor parents and students, workshops and industries and teacher training; psychiatric institutions solelv lor treat- ment ol adolescents, Piovision ol full program jpportumties to every student in the pi ovince through either lull-program schools in strategic locations or through creation ol multi-campus schools within various areas ol the province: -Abolition of the position of idiool guidance counsellor: 10 x t e n s i o n of t h e educational psychologist ser- vice: -Improving teachers' training in the area ol iden- tifying and providing for lemediation Common Market (CPi Fears I hat Canadian business oppor- tunities in Britain been stilled that s membeis-nip in the Kuiopean Kc onoinic Communitv .ire un- lounded British Conservative M P John Mannam says Mi Kannam one ol font Coriseivatue MPs touring lh e coun to discuss Hi itis-h relations tuhl a Kotan Club meeting the Common Market is really a l.ibeial liadmg group Chances Ini expanded t i ad e 11 h n onmem be r (ouniiu-s like Canada were ellent Canadians could lake advan- tage ol sojiinu Btilish and Kuiopcan demands lor Cana- dian mateiials because Bri- tain loimhl In] and secured exemption Irom taiills and on certain important 1 atiadtan i mineral and am H iiliui al pnxlw Is" as a c ondilion dl its into the rune membei economic com- muntlv he said Market tanlls lor oihei Bloods rlul not pose a serious problem beiause were made redundant bv recent. i isrs m world pric es Mi llann.mi said with the IAI eplion nl a lew lestl iclions in am K ullui e Brit.un is open in i 'anadian irueslot s because I hei e .n e no communil v i est ru I ions placed upon bd.ileial inveslmenl oppoi- tiinilirs KKCKIVE CHARTER MONTREAL (CPi The ol Inlmite Love, a breakawav Homan Catholic sect have received a federal charter 600.000 Canadians will be applying for passports in 1974. If you plan to travel next year, now's the time to apply for your passporl. And to avoid delays. complete and check your application carefully 35 per cent of applications are delayed due to errors. ['.i1. ,porl -ipphr.ilmns iiv.nlrihlr (it F'.i Office po r- ir.iufl iKjr fif y 'in! Mr Introducing the xllbeiia CHECK STOP Solicitor General Helen Hunley announces a new life-saving program on Alberta's streets and highways. Why? Because more than half of all fatal accidents are caused by drivers who drink too much. These grim projections for the next twelve months should make every Albertan stop and think. When drinking drivers in Alberta fill their glass- es that one more time" they will also fill the equivalent of a 300-grave cemetery In addition, these impaired drivers will fill casualty-ward beds with injured men, wo- men and children many of them maimed for life. A population larger than that of Fort McMur- ray killed or injured in just one year1 Drivers who drink too much are responsible for more than half of all traffic fatalities and injuries in our province. And behind the cold statistics are scenes of horror and heartache. Orphaned children. Gnef-stnck- en parents. A whole family can be wiped out in one disastrous, alcohol-induced collision. In just one year these grim predictions will become reality unless something is done and done now. There's only one answer Dangerous drinking drivers must be kept off the road This is why ail thinking drivers will support the ALBERTA CHECK STOP PROGRAM. Local programs will now be co-ordinated on a prov- ince-wide basis, with more Check Stops than ever before. This all-Alberta program will involve a routine check of insurance pink cards, which all drivers must carry as proof of financial responsibility in the event of an accident. To keep impaired drivers off our streets and highways, we must stop safe ones as well. But the only driver who need worry at the Check Stop is the driver whose social drink after work didn't stop at just one or two. Or the driver whose "one for the road" was one too many. That may be the driver behind you or the one ahead. You don't want him on the same road that you're using. Neither do we1 He's a potential disaster to you and your family Alberta Check Stops can keep him off the road With your co-operation, the Check Stops can reduce that deplorable, tragic fifty per cent. CHECK STOP ALBERTA CHECK STOPS BECOME EFFECTIVE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER ALBERTA CAN MEAN SAFE DRIVING. HELP US KEEP THE IMPAIRED DRIVER OFF OUR ROADS. Under the auspices ol the1 Solicitor G ;