Tuesday, February 28, 1995

Beausejour Brokenhead River Review

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Beausejour Brokenhead River Review (Newspaper) - February 28, 1995, Beausejour, Manitoba VOLUME 2 ISSUE #9 SERIALS DEVISION FEB7 ' 96 LEGISLATIVE LIBRARY 200 VAUGHN ST. WINNIPEG, MB FEBRUARY 28, 1995 ARNIVAL QUEEN 1995 - NANCY LOEB 1995 Winter Carnival Queen Nancy Loeb is flanked by First Princess Trina MacAuley (right), and Second Princess Robin Fosty (left), after winning the coveted title Monday Night. Full results of the Winter Farewell/CPTC activities in next week's Brokenhead River Review. North Eastern Regional Dorothy Boznianin, councillor from the R.M. of Lac du Bonnet, announced the R.M.’s withdrawal from membership in the regional waste management concept currently being formulated by the NERWMC. Boznianin stated that the R.M. of Lac du Bonnet is exploring three or four test sites oftheir own, utilizing the same engineering firm, J.R. Cousin, as the NERWMC. Speaking as a citizen, Boznianin wished the group well and said that, personally, she found the regional concept rejected by her council less expensive and more“globar’ in its mandate. “It is a more effective route to follow, “ she said. Chairman Don Mazur, mayor of Beausejour thanked Boznianin wishing her well. Discussion followed as to Lac du Bonnet’s plans, locations and a strong voicing by the whole group on the lack of leadership provided by the Provincial Government of Class I guidelines. Boznianin asked that R.M. of Lac du Bonnet be billed to end of February and strike their name from the constitution. Mazur addressed a question about if Lac du Bonnet returned, it’s share of the costs would be pro rated. Boznianin excussed herself from the table. Garson mayor, Gerrit Boonstra then spoke presenting his overview of recent and past directions the North East- Waste Management loses member em Regional Waste manage- peat, as well as Lac du Bon- ment Authority had taken. He sited pressures from small groups, ignoring of experts advice, and members not leading as reasons why site selection has not happened. Boonstra also updated the group on a shredder that reduces volume to I /8 of input. He suggested the group consider pulling together and saving for the capital equipment costing approximately $185,000.00. Considerations such as this could alter requirements for the final site and budget decisions. Stu Clarke reported on various circumstances which led to cancelling drilling in Brookfield area. Equipment bogging down, the amount of net’s non committal to sell were discussed by those in attendance. Invitations to personal ly witness the amount of water and peat were made and variousparties told oftheir epxeriences. A possible site near Hwy 12 and PR 317 may be the most likely location. Mazur then went around the table asking each member to commit to being with or out ofNERWMA. Various statements gave support to the regional concept by all partners present. Boonstra moved that NERWMA enter into negotiations with the R.M. of Brokenhead for a conditional use permit for Class I Waste Site at what they term as Site #11. Marvin Ryz, Pinawa mayor, moved that Site 11 be drilled for technical suitability- The committee has tried for five years to find a comon waste site for the municipalities of Brokenhead and lac du Bonnet, villages of Lac du Bonnet and Garson, Town of Beasuejour, LGD of Pinawa, and Natural Resources. Area residents, who live near the proposed site (Site 11), have voiced their opposition to it being used as a waste management site and attended the February 16th meeting to address the committee. They continue to be unimpressed with the committee’s choice and vow to fight the decision as long as they can.