Brandon Sun, May 27, 1982

Brandon Sun

May 27, 1982

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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - May 27, 1982, Brandon, Manitoba Woman wins sexual harassment case WINNIPEG (CP) — A Win mpeg woman who claimed she was fired for not accepting her former employer’s sexual advances was awarded $2,500 in damages by the Manitoba Human Rights Commission Wednesday. Marilyn Hufnagel, 20, also received a written apology from Osama Enterprises Ltd. in Manitoba’s first adjudication of sexual harassment. Last April, three months after she was dismissed from a Pay fair Food Store operated by Osama, Hufnagel complained to the commission that she had been subjected to gross sexual comments and advances from the store’s manager, Mike Zied. She said she was fired because she reacted negatively to Zied’s advances, which she called “extremely humiliating and totally unwelcome’’. “I feel good that I won,” Hufnagel said. “The reason I went through with it all is. . so that employers will know that women aren’t allowed to be harassed." Manly Israel, lawyer for Osama, had argued in an earlier bearing that sexual harassment is not under the jurisdiction of the provincial Human Rights Act. He said Wednesday that while his client had accepted guilt, the matter had been blown out of proportion "My client fell into the error of having fun with his employees," he said, adding if there had been real harassment, police would have been calk'd in. “I think we've reached the point now where employers have to be very delicate in their treatment of women," he said. "Secretaries have been known to be offered drinks and dinners and favors by their employers without employers ever having been criticized before.” Adjudicator Paul Teskey said the act is breached when an employee is firtnl, demoted or otherwise is penalized for refusing sex. □ The provinces wring concessions from Ottawa on extrabilling during medicare talks — story on Page 6 Centennial 1882    1982 Thursday, May 27, 1982 2 Si Souris receives approval for unique sewage plant bv LAI RA RANCE Sun Staff Writer The Manitoba Water Service Board has approved a Brandon engineer's design for a unique sewage treatment plant in Souris. Bryan McTaggart, chief of administrative and financial services for the board, said Wednesday the project was approved May 17 and now awaits Treasury Board approval. Total project costs are expected to reach $950,000. Souris will be the first community in Canada to install the sewage treatment system developed by Charlie Hughes and marketed by Cowatt Systems of Brandon. A model of Mr. Hughes' upflow reactor underwent tests in Souris last winter. “We’re terrifically thrilled about it, “ Mr. Hughes said in a telephone interview Thursday. “It’s the beginning of proving what I’ve been talking about for years." “Souris has difficult sewage to treat and we’re certain we can treat it well.” lit1 said. The town’s sewage is plagued by high levels of bacteria because of a cheese plant in the community. Depending on Treasury Board approval. construction could be underway by early June. The Clean Environment Commission has ordered the town to have a sewage treatment system in place by Dec. 31, 1982. Under the proposed financing contract, the town will receive approximately $450,000 in grants from the province and another $500,000 on a 20-year loan, Mr. McTaggart said. The implementation of Mr. Hughes system could close the door on a 33-year-old problem for Souris. Removes nitrogen The community’s existing septic tank system has been in place since 1948, and although upgraded, has continuously pumped high levels of bacteria into the Souris River. The U.K. forces launch advance inland town has sought a new system in compliance with a CEC order issued in 1975. The upflow reactor pushes effluent up through a natural bacteria filter. Unlike the deep-shaft system it requires no chemicals, and it uses less space than the aerated lagoon system used in many Manitoba communities. The treatment process is also proving successful in removing nitrogen from the effluent, something few sewage systems can do. “We hope to market it, not only for towns, but we think we can help industries with strong wastes,” Mr. Hughes said. He said at least one other town has shown interest. The treatment plant’s structure will lie designed by independent consultants, Poetker Associates Consulting Engineers of Winnipeg. C and C Construction of Brandon will build the plant. Parts of the upflow reactor are patented by Cowatt Systems, of which both Mr. Hughes and C and C Construction are shareholders. From AP-AFP British forces have begun moving out from their beachhead at Port San Carlos in a bid to recapture the Falkland Islands from Argentina, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced today. But she refused to disclose details about the advance, telling the House of Commons that “too much discussion about timing and details of operations can only help the enemy.” Her disclosure came less than 24 hours after Defence Secretary John Nutt said that about 5,000 British soldiers were poised to move out of the bridgehead they established on East Falkland island last Friday. The main Argentine garrison on the Faiklands, which Argentina seized April 2, is located in the capital of Stanley. However, there has been speculation that British forces might first attempt to capture two other points. Darwin and Goose Green. Argentina earlier claimed it had the British bridgehead penned in after shelling the area and inflicting casualties, but the British said they were ready to break out. In another development, a London newspaper reported that IO Argentine pilots had volunteered for a "suicide" attack on the Queen Elizabeth 2, carrying 3,000 troops to the Falkland Islands, but that debate was raging among top Argentine leaders over whether to go ahead with the mission. The Standard, quoting unidentified “U.S. sources," said the proposed l)o mb mg mission would go “beyond the range of Argentine aircraft ... a one-way trip, a suicide mission." Previously a number of British military spokesmen, including Nutt, have praised the dedication and skill of Argentine pilots, who have been putting up the only effective resistance so far to British moves to recapture the islands. U.K.’s zeal for war testing U.S. ally... 5 Meanwhile, Defence Ministry spokesman Ian McDonald disclosed that the container ship Atlantic Conveyor, earlier reported lost, was still afloat off the Faiklands and may be salvaged. McDonald said the ship had been hit by only one Exocet nnssle, not two as previously reported, and that some of the supplies aboard and even the ship itself may be saved. Nine men, including the captain, were lost when the Atlantic Conveyor was hit Tuesday in massive Argentine air raids. A second ship, the destroyer Coventry, was sunk in Tuesday’s fighting, the fourth Royal Navy warship to be lost in the conflict. Asked asked about reports British forces had already taken Goose Green, a settlement and airstrip 30 kilometres south of San Carlos, McDonald replied: “It has been stated that the (British) forces will not hang around ’’ Argentine troop strength at Goose Green and neighboring Darwin had been estimated as high as 1,000. But a high British defence source said only IOO Argentinians were now believed there. He declined to speculate where others might have gone. By contrast, about 7,000 Argentine troops, including some of Argentina’s most seasoned soldiers, are deployed in and around Stanley, 80 kilometres east of Port San Carlos, the source said. Meanwhile, Argentina welcomed Pope John Paul’s decision to follow up his visit to predominantly Protestant Britain this week with a “counter-balancing" trip to largely Roman Catholic Argentina on June IO. At the United Nations, the Security Council voted unanimously to direct Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar to try to arrange a Faiklands ceasefire within a week. Perez de Cuellar complained about the vagueness of the mandate and its “extreme difficulty” but said the “council can be assured I will, nevertheless, do all in my power to bring about peace.” Darwin, Goose Green possible first targets West Falkland Smylio Chorine Port Stoph Jason ^Islands V Sounder,> Ptbb|. I. Carcass^. \    •    * K mg' Goorgo^S&j*Pdrt Hpwor. Oueenl^®°Zj^Cl)ortre» ?Cha rf ~ AiuPOrt I Eagle\& Bay of Albemarle pa„ag# Harbours Falkland Islands Berkely Sound ^Cope Pembroke Rookery Boy ort Fitzroy CRoiseul Sound ture Sound 50 kilometres MOVING OUT: Ultimate British goal is capital of Stanley Summit the key for economy: PM OTTAWA (CP) — The federal government will decide in late June whether it should take major new steps to stimulate the economy or dig in again behind its current policies, Prime Minister Trudeau said Wednesday. Trudeau told reporters he cannot offer any hope that the problem of high interest rates will necessarily be solved at the economic summit June 4-6 of Canada and six other industrialized nations in France. He said possible “counter measures” will be considered after he returns from Europe in mid-June. A special two-day meeting of the Liberal caucus has been called to consider economic initiatives and other steps that could be taken with the start of a new session of Parliament this fall. Trudeau said there are many Job sharing gets boost OTTAWA (CP) — The federal government has approved a major new injection of funds into its work-sharing program, more than doubling to $190 million the ceiling for this year. The program, which had been scheduled to expire Friday, also has been extended one year to the end of May, 1983, Employment Minister Lloyd Axwort hy announced Wednesday in a speech to the annual meeting of the Mining Association of Canada. Unemployment insurance funds paid by workers and employers are used to finance the program, which is designed to avoid layoffs by having employees work a shortened work week. counter measures that could be taken, including more government spending or devaluation of the dollar to encourage exports, both of which he continues to oppose. However, he said no amount of new federal spending, no new federal policy, could get Canada’s customers around the world to start buying Canadian goods again while their own economies are in disarray. The best way to revive the economy, he said. was to create "a climate of confidence" at the summit in Versailles that tin- western leaders have inflation under con trol and that it s coming dow n On the domestic front, he repeated that unilateral federal action to restrain wage increases in the federal public service is a possibility even if the provinces won t agree to join in. But unilateral action was still "not a probability." Wage gains spark fears OTTAWA (CP) — A survey of 72 leading industries has found that wage increases of Canadian workers outstripped those of their American counterparts in every industry but one between 1972 and 1981. The Conference Board of Canada study, released today, said th*' long-term pattern was only broken briefly in 1979. It warned that if the trend continues. there will be increased downward pressure on the dollar to keep Canadian goods competitively priced in world markets. And the farther the dollar falls, the higher interest rates have to be to try to attract new investment to prop up the currency. INSIDE HIRMAN "Lily, give me a price on those bee-keeper hats." Local............................................ 2 Agriculture................................. 3 Canada...................................... 6-7 World........................................... 5 Family................................... 13-15 Sports................................. 8-12,21 Outdoors....................................22 TV/Comics................................ 16 Entertainment.......................... 17 Classified.............................. 19-21 Obituaries..................................21 Track discipline  IO Spring is sprung, the grass is riz’ The tulips near the base of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill have reached their peak bloom — and so has the grass surrounding Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s plush Montreal retirement home-in-waitin/ The unique art dec use built in 1931 by designer Ernest Cot inter and located on the fashionable slopes of Mount Royal, is empty except for a guard, and it looks it — untended grass is now about a third of a metre high. ;

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