Tuesday, April 22, 1997

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Baldur Gazette News (Newspaper) - April 22, 1997, Baldur, Manitoba Inside This Week traffic collisions in 1995 Crystal City RCMP publish some statis tics released by the Canadian Motor Vehicle See story Page 3 Local boys win silver Drew Janz and Lanny Ramage members of the Pembfna valley Bantam team that took part in the Provincial AllStar Hockey Tournament in Swan See story Page 10 300 Club Draw Winners The winners of the Baldur Curling Clubs 300 Club draw were Riley Martens Jim DeSmet Tat Dearsley Cory Jim Gordon Jones Ted Billeck Wide Circulation Paper This weeks edition of the GazetteNews hits an additional 500 Is Your Subscription Due O CD p 13 O Merv Tweed entrusted with new role MLA appointed Legislative Assistant to Health Minister Manitoba Premier Gary Fllmon has appointed Turtle Mountain Mervin Tweed as the Legislative Assistant LA to the Minister of Darren It is an honour for me to be able to take on this new and I look forward to the Journey ahead with great said Right now in and indeed across the entire governments are faced with modernizing health care systems so that they will be able to continue meeting the needs of today and in the I thank the Premier for giving me this and I look forward to assisting Minister As LA to the Health Tweed has already been involved in helping to oversee the implementation of the Regional Health Authorities These RHAs have assumed responsibility for the governance and delivery of health services in various regions across One of my new objectives in my new role is to help ensure highquality health care for all Manitobans continues to be a fact of life here in said I look forward to being able to offer my rural and that of my to the Minister In this new There is a great journey ahead of but if we continue to work we will continue meeting our Tweed was first elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly in He has also served as Legislative Assistant to the Minister of Rural Development and has sat on numerous task forces and Serving the Towns of Ninette Surrounding Areas 100 16 April 1997 50c per copy Spring runoff causing damage Spring runoff has caused a considerable amount of damage in the area including the closing late Sunday night of Highway onehalf mile west of Baldur when Oak Creek undermined a section of the road making it This same flood water also washed out a portion of the rail tracks directly across from the washed out Further west the water spilled over the top of the This same water also poured over roads east of The photo above shows the extensive damage done to the road leading into Pleasant Valley as flood waters rushed down the hill wiping out a huge part of the road to a depth of at least eight Side roads were also washed out In many places throughout the local municipalities as the sudden warm spell made for a quick At Ninette a ravine on the west side of town caused considerable alarm as the waters forced area residents to lay sandbags In the area around Shirley Lambs The campground near the boat launch was also completely under Extensive damage was caused by runoff water to the entrance road to Pleasant Valley on Friday despite the efforts of workers who were able to slow the water flow and cause it from completely washing out the The washout was to a depth of 8 feet in places and about 100 yards Soil was washed right down the hill to an area near the Strathcona Municipal equipment planned to begin repair work on Several individuals charged for ripping around communities Spring has finally and we can vouch for this by the number of complaints of bicycle thefts already this past We would like to take this opportunity to advise bicycle owners that the best cure for this problem is to lock up your Also please record the model and serial number of your bike In the event that you have to look for your unit some time in the Another definite sign of spring are the number of complaints we have received concerning individuals ripping around communities with their Several individuals have been charged under the Highway Traffic Act as a result of these If any communities continue to have problems In this do not hesitate to grab a description of the offending vehicle or a licence plate number and call our office with the This Is your chance to make your community a safer place to Killamey RCMP have received complaints from Cartwrlght and Killamey concerning home made torches and small explosive A Continued on page 24 Volunteers deserve a hand submitted by Janet Fowler Since the Inception of Round Table a list has been compiled of volunteer organizations in At present there are 61 groups on the and no one is certain its What is evident is the amount of work done by volunteers in our community to care for our society and to improve the quality of our From church groups to community from nursey school board to cemetery sports teams to farm fire and ambulance to library Glenora Boosters to Marigyle Game and historical committees to economic there are 61 volunteer groups on the list and it may not be Now last week was Volunteer Appreciation but the opportunity should not be missed to make mention of the work done by volunteers in our If every volunteer group had only 5 thats 305 volunteer At even 4 hours per month over a that is hours or 610 24 hour It is also full time jobs for a Many volunteers in our community give more time than 4 hours a Consider hockey parents or crime watch When all Is said and volunteers have made our community the busy place It Volunteers are all around Pat a volunteer on the back this even It is a week