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   Baldur Gazette News (Newspaper) - October 28, 1997, Baldur, Manitoba                                The The Weather Tuesday Low 4 High 1 Wednesday Low 6 High 0 100 41 October 1997 50c per copy Serving the Communities of Ninette Surrounding Areas Briefly GazetteNews closed afternoon The Baldur Gazette News will be closed on Wednesday afternoon do to the funeral of Edna former publisher of the Baldur Bonspiel meeting There will be a Centennial Bonspiel meeting this Thurs day night at the Baldur Curling Club at Com mittee and other interested persons please Have a Safe Happy Halloween Is Your Subscription Due O g ro n 5 o n p D ocg cp CQ 8 O Baldur Hosts Provincial Conference Partnerships will strei buzzword Argyles Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee hosted the Annual Provincial Conference of Municipal Heritage Advisory Committees MHACs in the Baldur MHAC delegates from Lac du Bonnet to Dauphin and across the south were treated to generous portions of Argyle starting Friday night with an Icelandic Kaffe Hus In the Including musical entertainment by several Argyle fibre arts demonstrations by the Crafty special displays on the old Ninette Sanitorium by Dr David Marringhurst Heritage House by Vic and Marie Nelson followed by a sampling of traditional Icelandic delicacies and some good countrystyle Continued on page 2 THE CRAFTY Argyle residents Flnna Donna Leola Lily Koldyk and Wlnona had displays and demonstrations of fibre art at the Icelandic Kaffe Hus In the library of Baldur School on 24 In conjunction with the Provincial MHAC Conference held in Baldur this Minister Hoping for Amalgamation between Tiger Hills and Pembina Valley The Honorable Linda Mclntosh and Board Chairman share their mews by Giselle Lussier staff reporter Although the recent October 21st vote of Tiger Mountain and Pembina Valley resulted in Mountain School Division opting out of amalgamating with the Tiger Hills and Pembina Valley School the boards and superintendents of the three divisions still held their scheduled meeting in Manitou on October Also attending the meeting the Honorable Linda Minister of The recent vote on the impending amalgamation resulted in the following Pembina Valley voted unanimously for Tiger Hills was 10 for and 1 against and Mountain had 6 voting against amalgamation and 3 voting therefore defeating the motion for amalgamation with the other two During an interview with the Minister and the chairmen of the three it was easy to see that although disappointment and concern showed on their the atmosphere between the chairmen was The Minister shared her comments on the decision of non amalgamation of the three I would have loved to have seen them however if there are any it is best that they sort them out before moving I was impressed with the meeting today and feel that the selfexamination they are exercising Is I also see a close relationship growing amongst the As I I would have loved to see them go ahead with the amalgamation and am hoping Pembina Valley and Tiger Hills will do so in the near Norbert chairman of the Mountain School Division Board of Trustees felt that one of the fundamental reasons for the outcome of the vote was due In part to the boards Inability to give any It wasnt the right The public wanted guarantees and we just couldnt give them said When questioned If Mountain will still work towards amalgamation In the Rey We want to keep the door but it will be easier to convince the public once they have seen an example of how it works in other Will Pembina Valley and Tiger Hills work towards amalgamating the two divisions Don Chair for Pembina Valley This Is definitely a minor but once we get over the Initial I feel that we will seriously look at amalgamating with Tiger Our trustees voted unanimously for so we cant ignore Marvin chairman of Tiger Hills We have a tentative meeting set up In Pilot Mound on October to see whether it is feasible to pursue amalgamation between us and Pembina If there are any motions they could be passed at the next regular Although amalgamation of the three divisions Is put on they will still utilize the IITVs between the three In closing the Minister shared her views on the amalgamating of school boards in the I am all for amalgamation and although I will encourage the divisions to facilitate I will not force it I believe that In order to see the true benefits of it must be entered Into with a positive attitude of all the school board good rapport among all concerned will be vital in the success of stated the As well as a good rapport among all the Minister also commented that local Parent Advisory Councils will play an active role in the prosperity of There are already many strong councils throughout this and as they are already a vital voice for your they will be even more critical once a division said the Honorable Linda While the Minister is all for and the three Boards have spent countless hours in meetings going over the pros and the the biggest fear still remains the common one of change and the As the present Board members cannot speak for a future no guarantees can be made as Tiger Hills Marvin Anderson We really are asking for a leap of   

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