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Baldur Gazette News (Newspaper) - August 12, 1997, Baldur, Manitoba The The Weather Tuesday Wednesday Low High Briefly thfe Is Your Subscription Due D S O CD D oig 23 R a Q Q CD cr OJ O 100 30 August 1997 50c per copy Ninette Surrounding Areas ft w The newly renovated Pelican Yacht Club clubhouse and marina are the scene of busy and exciting activities this week 97 Canada Games may chart new course for Ninette Submitted by Janet Fowler The nation is in Ninette this This small prairie town has worked feverishly in preparation for hosting the prestigious sailing events of the 1997 Canada Summer From across the her finest sailing contestants have gathered to match their skills in a series of daily races running from 9 am to 5 pm all this Of lack of electrical and even too much wind are all conditions which may require cancellation of any particular days but barring these the sailing will proceed as Finishing Friday Its an opportunity to see an international class event in our own back The Games kicked off with the Manitoba Hydro Torch Run last Symbolic of the Olympic the Summer Games Torch was carried into Ninette by a series of runners and escorts representing the entire from school children and youth to business Hydro and residents of the Pelican Lake Training The entire community was Over the while coaches and managers athletes drew lots for the boats they will sail during the and final practice began in each athlete intensely studying the behaviour of their craft in all possible Racing began Monday and with three scheduled races per will continue throughout this wrapping up on Friday with the presentation of medals and the closing Athletes are bussed daily to the Pelican Yacht Club from along with a throng of media types from across Canada and TV cameras sporting TSN photographers and tape recorders are all in evidence to showcase the event of the town of All this hoopla did not happen without long and careful planning on the part of the Pelican Yacht the co operation of the municipality of and the enthusiasm of the townspeople of The Pelican Yacht Club PYC was formed in and began a long record of Junior Sailing Instruction Programmes and successful In the old Pelican Lake School was relocated to the present and became their Over the Boy Scouts and Sea Cadets have used the facility for sailing By the early sailing popularity had reached a low ebb in its and the club considered As a last attempt to they placed their bid to host the 1997 Summer Games sailing and were SEE PAGE 2 911 service now available in the of Strathcona and Riverside efficient and standardized emergency calling is now available to residents of the of Strathcona and residents of the of Riverside as pan of a Manitobawide rollout of 9 11 The 911 service replaced the sevendigit numbers for emergency making It easier for residents to make emergency calls for fire and ambulance Because 911 Is easy to it can be used by children and visitors In life threatening emergencies with no confusion over the correct number to says Ian manager of 911 services at MTS is proud to be a part of the expansion of 911 service as It has proven Its ability to save The 911 calls are directed to a callanswer centre operated by the City of Trained staff at the which is called a Public Safety Answering Point will answer calls and contact the appropriate emergency 24 hours a seven days a MTS provides the network facilities and manages the customer database which telephone numbers and related emergency response When a caller dials all this information is available on the 9 1 1 operators screen so that the correct emergency services for that area can be immediately even if the caller Is unable to The provincewide 911 service operates within not telephone By mandate of the Canadian Radiotelevision and Telecommunications Commission the service Is only available if a municipality agrees to provide 911 service to every resident and business within Its PUBLISHING IN OUR 100TH YEfiR 18981997
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