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   Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - May 3, 2004, Brandon, Manitoba                                SERVING WESTERN M A N I T 0 B AJLSI N C E 1882 BRANDON A look at minor baseball Season gets underway Page B1 Monday May 3 2004 FLYERS NHL Playoffs Page B1 Conservatives court ADO COUPLE TRANSFORMS CHURCH INTO CAFE BRUCE SUN Annette and Bert Wytinck run the Cafe Bru from the historic Bru Frikirkja Lutheran Church which the couple moved to their property south of Cypress River in Wytincks shift their focus from farming to Cafe Bru By Marcy NICHOLSON CYPRESS RIVER Purple light radiates gently through Cafe Brus stainedglass windows while the scent of slowcooked roast beef promises what will It cost to build this church in and that included the stained says Bert Bert and his wife Annette sit at one of the clothcovered tables decorated with freshly picked and look at the 13 surrounding In the couple bought the Icelandic Lutheran church from the Bru just 10 kilometres south west of their home which lies nestled in the Tiger Hills south of Cypress The small community of Cypress River is east of The who live in a 1907 home on the stopped farming and have been leasing the land since Plans to shift their focus to developing a Saskatoon berry offer barn dances and open a craft store on the farm quickly changed when the Wytincks learned about the Bru Frikirkja It was in poor condition at the time and faced In the cou ple followed the large flatbed truck which transported the structure to the farm Berts parents first moved onto in 1938 with white recalls SEE CAFE BRU PAGE A2 BRUCE SUN The historic Bru Frikirkja Lutheran Church cost to build in and that included the stained Bert Wytinck BY SYLVAIN IAROCQUE OTTAWA The Conservative Party is seeking organizational ties with the rightleaning Action democratique du Quebec in the runup to the next election but their efforts have so far been sources have told The Canadian Two sources close to Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said Tory cam paign cochair John Reynolds recently spoke with an aide to ADQ Leader Mario Dumont to discuss a possible campaign An election call could come this Dumont aide Alain Sans Carder confirmed he has spoken with a British Columbia Sans Carrier refused to say whether the two discussed a campaign although he added such a partnership was But he also mentioned the ties between the two rightwing which share common ground on the role of the fiscal fed eralprovincial relations and the role of the private sector in health There in what we could refer to as similarities among our sup Sans Carder said in a tele phone Many of our supporters are also members of the Conservative Party and other as added Sans a former Conservative aide and Another man with ties to both par ties said the Tory leanings of some ADQ members could help the Conservatives strengthen their flagging organizational structure in Leo the ADQs financial director and a longtime Tory said the federal party would benefit from closer ties with the What the Conservative Party needs are credible spokespeople who can raise the fortunes of the party in he To achieve a Quebec lieu tenant would be needed something they dont currently Sans Carder served as an aide to Conservative minister Jean Corbeil from 1988 to He was also part of Jean Charests Conservative leadership campaign in 1993 a race eventually won by Kim Charest has since joined the Quebec Liberals and is now premier of Reynolds refused in an interview to say whether he has sought a partnership with the which received 18 per cent of the vote and elected four legisla ture members in last years provincial Press FOR SALE IN CLASSIFIEDS 1985 Cavalier Classified under 750 daily tax included TOMORROW IN THE SUN Flames hope to advance COMICS EDITORIAL FASHION OBITUARIES health union working out deal BY TIFFANY CRAWFORD AND JEREMY HAINSWORTH VANCOUVER Union and government officials made progress toward a final agreement late Sunday to end an illegal walkout that threatened to balloon into a full general strike paralysing public services this Andy spokesman for the said the two sides agreed health support workers will not be forced to pay back some of the wages they earned in April before the government retroactively legislated a new contract including wage and benefit Sources also told The Canadian Press the number of union jobs local health authori ties could contract out would be capped at 300 in each of the next two A severance fund for laidoff workers would be made And the union would exer cise its right to ask an arbitrator to sit down with both sides to negotiate exactly how a 15 per cent rollback in members wages and benefits would be worked But the final details of the deal were were still being worked out Sunday The Hospital Employees Union had been gaining steady support from public sector unions across the province since the legislation was passed early By labour had prom ised to shut down schools and Vancouverarea among other public Health authorities said Sunday they would have to can cel further surgeries and raised alarm bells that union members were no longer providing even essential seriously endangering some Reporters staked out the offices of the Federation of Labour and the Vancouver pre miers office all day and into the evening Another solid hint that progress was being made came from a news release from which operates public transit in the Vancouver PAGEA2 Our Sun shines the most local advertising in Westman   

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