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   Baldur Gazette News (Newspaper) - May 13, 1997, Baldur, Manitoba                                Briefly This Week Canvas raises The Cancer canvas raised in Many thanks are due to everyone who gave so generously and to the volunteers who give their time and go door to In Memoriam don ations can be made at any time during the year to Jean McGill with receipts being Early Deadline this week Due to the May long weekend our dead line will be Friday at The office will be closed Monday with the paper being mailed Tuesday as Police Week In conjunction with Police Week the Killarney RCMP detachment will be playing floor hockey against the Baldur Grade 9s on May 14th from 121 Check out the action Is Your Subscription Due rn PO r 2 o 0 QJ P CD C CD CO O Serving the Towns of Ninette Surrounding Areas 100 19 50c per copy Royal Bank moves out Baldur May 9th was the last day of business conducted by the Royal Bank in Doors were officially locked at 12 Update The Baldur Economic Development Committee hopes to be releasing a press release in the very near future with some very optimistic Watch for further are seen loading the safety deposit boxes by crane from the Royal Bank in Baldur which were transported to the Royal Bank in Municipalities and Town Councils sign Enhanced 911 agreement Argyle to be connected soon by Giselle Lussier Staff Reporter motion was recently passed during Rural Municipality and Town Council meetings for the implementation of the 911 Service to most of the Treherne and Wawanesa BGTW The areas that have approved the 911 service to date are RM of Argyle RM of South Cypress RM of Belmont and RM of Families have for the past number of years watched the popular TV show Throughout the years many have witnessed the benefits of 911 and its easy accessibility to fire and ambulance Even small children can easily remember the three digit emergency number that links the caller to a specially trained During a recent Interview Shane director of the Glenboro and Baldur Ambulance explained how the system will utilize trained dispatchers and computers to receive and provide Information to callers that are In an emergency The Fleetnet radio paging unit is a powerful radio that will enable responding agencies to communicate directly with the 911 center in Three Fleetnet radios have been purchased for the Baldur Glenboro one of which will be left at the nurses station and two will be with on call ambulance Once a caller dials the summons Is routed to the local MTS Trunklng From there It is automatically sent to the Winnipeg Switching Station which designates the signal as 911 and automatically sent to the Brandon Public Safety Answering Point 911 call This process takes about the same amount of dme as it does to place a long distance The call is then answered by a trained emergency medical priority dispatcher who has a computer which will display the telephone owners telephone number and address location of where the call is A dispatcher will take the necessary information regarding the nature of the emergency and at the same time transmit the appropriate emergency service If the call Is a medical emergency the specially trained dispatcher will give advice to the caller and walk the caller through treatment bf the victim even if the caller hasnt any prior medical The operator is able to do this through flip chart cards that deal with all sorts of medical While en route to the responding agencies can receive updates from the 911 center advising them of the patients Costs involved include a charge of per capita per year which will be billed to the Rural Municipalities on E911 and an additional charge of per month per phone line will be charged directly to the consumer through their monthly phone This would cost a family of four a total of per not a lot of money when you consider that it could save the life of a family comments Shane The of Argyle should be hooked up with 911 in the very near Glenboro will have a little longer to wait as a tower to receive the signal will have to be set up In They are however expecting to be hooked up in July or August of this Along with the benefits already the Enhanced 911 will also provide multiple dispatching to all emergency services required and will cut down on response BCDA holding a Contest for the Best Looking Yard The Baldur Community Development Association is sponsoring a program to beautify and enrich our While the town as it stands is one to be proud we are having a contest for the best looking This will be a contest where a different site will be chosen every month as The Yard of the There is no need to enter the all are automatically This includes both the back and front of your home Businesses are also There will not be a prize for a sign will be placed In front of the featured and a picture will be put In the The contest will run through the months of August and possibly September depending on the   

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