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Page 8 - With Lottie Morrison from Gabarus

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1985/8/1 (1123 reads)
 

glove. We had to wash them, patch them, powder them, put them up in cotton cases. And all that had to be done. All bedpans had to be sterilized. And the nurses collected them. We were allowed to give hypodermics, but we were never al? lowed to take any blood from a patient. When I was in training, we weren't allowed to take blood pressure. It would be done by a medical student or the doctor. But there was wonderful supervision. You were watched all the time. We had to make beds. When the patient went home, we had to strip the bed, we had to lysolize--ly- sol solution--to the mattress. Every bed The number of forest fires in Cape Breton is increas? ing. Last year between April and October, 50 were re? ported. Fortunately, fast action,by Lands and Forests crews and volunteer fire? fighters put them out befor'' they did do much damage. Because even a small brush fire can get out of control and ignite nearby trees in seconds, early detection is essential. had a rubber sheet on at that time. And that had to be, and everything had to be-- use lysol solution and clean everything. We had white enamel beds with brass knobs on. Doorknobs. The nurse polished those brass knobs 6 days a week, never on a Sun? day. That was important. And every spread had to be so. The head nurse would stand at the head of the ward--I think I see her! If there was one spread that wasn't exact, she'd go over and she'd tear the whole bed apart. And the chairs were wooden chairs at that time. We had to wash down the chairs. The windows in the old hospital came right down to the floor. And we had to clean that window ledge every day. had to clean the bedside table every day. WRE FllUi:! If you see a fire in or 'ea'' the woods, contact your local Lands and Forests office or Sub-Ranger immediately. If there is no answer, call Zenith 40000. WHERE TO REACH US VICTORIA COUNTY INVERNESS COUNTY RICHMOND COUNTY CAPE BRETON COUNTY Lands & Forests Provincial Building *Baddeck Lands & Forests Baddeck Depot Shore Road Sub-Rangers George Cheverie Baddeck Ronald MacDonald lona Douglas W. Jackson Ingonish Jack MacDonald Tarbot Allister N. Maclnnis Englishtown John A. Curtis Bay St. Lawrence 295-2554 or 295-2771 295-2300 295-2177 622-2403 285-2502 929-2781 929-2347 383-2293 Lands & Forests Office Whycocomagh Offi ce Margaree Sub-Rangers Martin Burns Margaree Harbour Clovis Chaisson Grand Etang Andrew Timmons Pleasant Bay Kenny Maclnnis Orangedale Martin Cameron Margaree Forks Harold MacDonald Mabou Harbour 756-2339 or 756-2298 248-2029 235-2235 224-2695 224-2075 756-2370 248-2455 945-2683 Lands & Forests Provincial Building *St. Peters 535-2032 Sub-Rangers Glen Diggdon West Arichat 226-2278 Thomas Matthews Grand Anse 345-2944 Roger MacLeod Grand River 587-2871 Dan Norman MacLeod Stirling 884-2794 Donald MacLeod Loch Lomond 587-2288 *for Permits Prior to 5 p.m. AND DON'T F Lands & Forests Depot 564-6389 & Forest Station or *Coxheath 564-8387 Sub-Ranger Main-a-Dieu & area: Roy Perry Little Lorraine 733-2664 *for Industrial Permits, or Permits Prior to 5 p.m. If no answer at Lands & Forests or Sub-Rangers, all areas call: ZENITH 40000 OR OET *for Industrial Permits DO YOUR PART PREVENT FOREST FIRES Nova Scotia M Department of Lands and Forests ... that Burning Permits are required under the Lands & Forests Act. No person shall make, kindle or start a fire on land within a wood, forest or forest area, or within one thousand feet of same without such a permit-between April 1st and October 15th in the counties of Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth, Digby, and Annapolis, and in all other counties between April 15th and October 15th. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to $200. Burning Permits are available from all locations listed above. See * for Industrial Permits and for Permits Prior to 5 p.m.
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