Tuesday, April 1, 1997

Baldur Gazette News

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Baldur Gazette News (Newspaper) - April 1, 1997, Baldur, Manitoba The spring flood potential for the Red River Valley still remains very high with flooding expected to be one half to one and one half feet higher than 1996 even with normal spring Manitoba Natural Resources Minister Glen Cummings announced Cummings said updated reports from the departments Water Resources Branch indicate that a rapid melt or heavy spring rain could result in levels three to five feet higher than 1996 between Emerson and the Floodway Inlet at Spring weather conditions will play a critical role in determining the extent and severity of said Spring flood update Power outage Residents east of Oak Creek Road in Baldur and parts of the rural area were without power on Thursday night for a period of time when a transformer in front of the rink shorted A huge flash of light occurred from the transformer at 3 separate times giving the impression that a lightening storm had It also gave Alan Dearsley quite a scare as he was in front of the rink at the time of the The short was likely caused by moisture as a heavy wet snow was falling at the Curling Meeting The annual meeting of the Baldur Curling Club will be held on April 10 at the Supper to be served at followed by the Those interested in supper please contact Mark Collins or Wayne Bolack by April The meeting is open to the Visiting town It has been reported that on Friday at 11 someone saw approximately 30 deer walking north on Oak Creek Road in HAVE YOU PAID YOUR SUBSCRIPTION O 5 to r o S o D Precipitation for the month of March has been below average in it has been above average in the United States portion of the Red River The minister said ring dikes around towns In the Red River Valley will likely withstand even under an adverse weather for some of the valley towns such as Letellier and Emerson the dikes may be raised by as much as two feet to protect against wave A decision on whether the dikes will be raised will be made during the first week in If the decision is to its anticipated that the work on the dikes will take seven to 10 said We will take all of the necessary steps to protect the communities in the valley from flood On the Red River from Selkirk to Lake peak levels should be three to four feet below those of last year unless serious ice jams Significant flooding is expected in southeastern including streams such as the Brokenhead Whitemouth River and the Whiteshell The Winnipeg River in the Nutimik area is likely to well above last autumns Continued on page 14 Liberal MP Glen McKinnon visits Belmont BrandonSouris Liberal MP Glen McKinnon visited Belmont the morning of March 26th to meet with his new constituents since the riding boundaries were In the afternoon he travelled to Glenboro where he met with Village and council members as well as interested citizens in that Serving the Towns of Glerioraj Ninette Surrounding Areas 100 13 April 1997 50c per copy German Measles reported in the area by Elise Weiss Medical Officer of Health Westman Manitoba Health Rubella German Measles is a contagious disease caused by a Symptoms usually include mild fever and swollen The rash usually affects the trunk and and may be An infected person may have no Rubella is spread by contact with air droplets and secretions of an infected A person with rubella is usually infectious from one week before until one week after the onset of the It Move clocks ahead April 6th takes from two to three weeks for the illness to begin after exposure to the People who have had rubella or have been Immunized vaccinated against rubella are usually immune have antibodies and are very unlikely to get it In rubella vaccine has been recommended for 12 year old girls since 1979 and for girls and boys aged one year since The main concern about rubella is its effect on the fetus of a pregnant especially if she becomes infected during the first five months of The following actions are recommended If you are pregnant and think you may have been exposed to the rubella vims you should inform your If you are a nonpregnant woman of childbearing age you should be vaccinated against rubella to protect yourself from future unless you have been vaccinated before or have a blood test to show you are The rubella vaccine is available free of charge from your family physician or regional office of Manitoba If you are suffering from a rubellalike illness you should contact your If a diagnosis of rubella is confirmed or you should stay at home until seven days after the onset of the Suspected cases of rubella should be reported to your local Public Health Zone 6 Basketball Champs Daylight saving time returns to Manitoba early in the morning of April when clocks across the province will be advanced one Under the Official Time daylight saving time takes effect the first Sunday in April and continues until the last Sunday in This the precise time change occurs at 2 April at which time clocks are advanced to 3 MOUND BASKET BALL TEAM Back row I to r Chris Whitmore league Warren Curtis Steven Dale Van Jason Kroetch Front row I to r Kent McLaren Dylan Desrochers Jesse Janz Glen Van and Adam Missing is Bill Harding