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   Baldur Gazette News (Newspaper) - January 7, 1997, Baldur, Manitoba                                Several notable changes in the New Municipal Act The new Municipal Act came into effect at the start of the 1997 year and there are a great many Some of the more notable changes include Reeves and mayors are required to vote on Previously they only voted in the event of a All council and council committee meetings must be open to the and there are specific limits on incamera closed to the public Council indemnities and expenses must be made This includes compensation for and New deadlines In an effort to help meet our Monday printing date we have advanced the deadline for receiving Classified Ads for thank coming till Saturday at 12 News copy and display items would be appreciated by 10 on More donations Please add the following names to the Baldur Christmas Greeting Card John Maxine Goodman Odiel and Bev Jack Doris Stone Norman Eila Sigurdson Strange weather The weather has been very varied during the past We have had cold weather above normal plus rain and sleet and then back to There are two ways to be One is to have all you and the other is to be content with what you HA Vf YOU PAID YOUR SUBSCRIPTION Oggr o Uj 03 Q CD C ip cd r CD D ff W 3 O IB 5 The Councillor for the Ward that the Local Urban District LUD belongs to is automatically on the LUD The LUD use to elect three now it has to decide whether it will continue to elect or three members in addition to the The SecretaryTreasurer or Municipal Administrator of the municipality is now referred as the Chief Administrative Officer This person is now responsible for the and the LUD does not have to pay anything towards their LUD cannot hire any employees or own Their employees and equipment now belongs to the The LUD pays the for their portion of the employees expenses other than the Sbme changes dont affect us as much as other places since we did all the UVD Unincorporated Village District business but the of for will see quite a They have 4 UVDs which used to look after Each had their own secretarytreasurer and each paid their own bills and kept track of their own Now the Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for all of the employees and Another point that affects tiie councillors is that they are going to be more accountable for what they vote on in the The Third Reading of every bylaw will have each councillor named and how they If they abstain from this will also be noted as well as the reason It used to be that a person had to live in the Ward that they wanted to run for councillor Now any person living in Manitoba can run for any ward as long as they are an elector of the municipality either own land in or reside in the The whole philosophy of the Municipal Act has been changed in that under the old a municipality could not do anything unless the Act specifically said that it Now the Act is written saying that a municipality can do anything it wants except for what is restricted by the The new Act is written in plain Jar so that It is JAN 13 Serving the Towns of Ninette Surrounding Areas 100 1 January 1997 50c per copy Pal lister seeks Progressive Conservative nomination for PortageLisgar Government Services Minister and Portage la Prairie Brian Pallister announced his intention to seal the Progressive Conservative nomination in the federal riding of I am proud of what the Filmon government has accomplished in this but it has become evident that the principles of balanced reducing overregulation and eliminating government waste to create a projob environment are sorely needed at the federal said The Chretien government has tried to undermine Manitobas success in these such as slashing million out of our provinces health and education yet it has done nothing to get its own house in he I cannot be content to wait for others to take up the challenge I cannot be a bystander while Manitobans desperately need a strong voice who truly speaks for the With this Pallister becomes the first sitting Cabinet Minister in Canada to declare his candidacy for a federal The next election will be the most important one in history for the Progressive Conservative Party of said It is clear this Party of Confederation Is the only alternative to the governing and I want to be part of the movement to bring it back to national Pallister also announced he will be stepping down as Minister of Government Services to devote greater energies to the federal I intend to continue representing the people of Portage la Prairie In the Manitoba legislature until the federal vote is however I plan to relinquish my Cabinet responsibilities in order to effectively contest this nomination and campaign in the upcoming said was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature in a 1992 He was appointed Minister of Government in At the same he was named Chair of the Regulatory Review Committee of after serving as cochair of the Advisory Panel on Business In the past four Pallister worked successfully to change pensions and benefits to more closely reflect those in the private He also advanced the cause for balanced budget that is now being hailed as the strongest in North I am particularly pleased with my contributions as an upperbencher to bring more fairness into the way members are compensated and protect the taxpayers of this province from hightax added As Minister for the past 18 Pallister led the charge to reduce the burden of over regulation and has eliminated or streamlined more than pages of regulatory He took up the challenge of doing away with duplication and overlap within and now Manitoba is credited for having the lowestcost government in In Pallister has championed the fight against Ottawa to return over million in disaster costs to Manitoba Pailister was raised on a Portagearea farm before lie gained his education at Brandon The former teacher is a small business owner in Portage la and his wife Esther are also raising two young Quinn and The PortageLisgar nomination has been set for February 1997 in Notre Dame de NEW SOUTH ENTRANCE A new south entrance was made this all at the Baldur The new step with railing and new metal door is a great improvement over the old porchstyle   

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