Wednesday, January 7, 1987

Interlake Spectator

Location: Springfield, Manitoba

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Interlake Spectator (Newspaper) - January 7, 1987, Springfield, Manitoba Number 1 Jftnuarv Electral loser challenges election results ByBainCair A loser in the ward four elec tion in the of Armstrong is challenging his loss to the incum bent claiming seven voters in the October count voted in the wrong David who lost to incumbent John Halabura by a sixvote filed a petition in Provincial Judges Court asking a judge to review the October A court hearing is tentatively set for 9 in Provincial Judges Court in Jackhead youth gunned down A Jackhead Reserve man has been charged with manslaughter after he shot and killed a 10year old youth on the reserve Glen Dale the assailants 10yearold died after being shot once with a rifle on the reserve road at about that Ferlin James will face a Provincial Court judge on the charge of RCMP Laurie Munroe of the Fisher Branch detachment gave out no further details pen ding the In an interview last Breckman said his court petition lists the names of seven people who voted at the ward four poll ing station on 22 who did not meet the residency But Halabura said he knew of no irregularities in the October Should the judge rule the Oc tober result invalid and call for a Halabura said he has no fears about going back to the I dont think theres going to be another he but if there is Im Breckman did not want to speculate about a byelection Halabura won the election in October with 69 votes compared to Breckmans Former coun cillor Steven Rigey garnered New Years celebration cs off of Gimli centennial This years new years eve festivities in Gimli were louder and more than in years for 1987 marks the centen nial of the Rural Municipality of The Centennial Commit tee put together a celebration that appropriately ushered in the centennial year at the Gimli Things got started in customary Icelandic with a new years bonfire outside the Lighting a fire to bring in the new year is an ageold tradition in Iceland which settlers brought to the shores of Lake Winnipeg over 100 years As the clock ticked closer to celebrators moved in side the arena to witness the centennial They started off with a pro clamation of the new year read aloud by the actually secretarytreasurer Chris Then Reeve Ray Sigurdson brought greetings from the centennial edition of the of Gimli followed by greetings from Town of Gimli Mayor Ted the old man of 1986 Centennial Committee treasurer Helgi Austman bid farewell to everyone and introduced the spfitely new years infant of 1987 Ron At there was a flag raising ceremony and an eleven gun salute to welcome Eleven town and councillors fired shotguns into the one shot to mark each of the ten decades and one to mark the centennial The ceremonies were followed by a new years which car ried on well into the early hours of Drunk drivers stayed off the roads ByShelZolkcwich Holiday drivers seemed to be watching just how much spirit they consumed before taking to the roads this holiday As a result of the RIDE Rid Impaired Drivers Everywhere program conducted by RCMP detachments throughout the less than half a dozen impaired drivers were In the Winnipeg detachment only three drivers were found to be im Rick Yaskiw of the Gimli detachment said throughout the duration of the program which began on about 325 were stopped at road side As a results of the a number of drivers were charged with other offenses such as seatbelt Some warn ings were also said the cor One motorist was charged with impaired driving on New Years Eve while two others caught their tickets prior to Arborg RCMP stopped about ISO motorists during their RIDE No impaired driving charges were said Paul Two six hour one open liquor charge and some war nings were issued to drivers who were stopped at the Statistics from the Fisher Branch detachment were not available as their program had not come to a No impaired drivers were found in the Lundar area over the Oucharek said about ISO vehicles were stopped at various roadside checks between 12 and new years Other charges resulting from the checks included 4 six hour two liquor charges and some equipment and seatbelt violations and A number of designated road checks were cancelled due to bad road conditions over the Oucharek said the response to the program from motorists seem ed to be very Gimli Yaskiw commented that this years aim was to bring the program into public Most of the emphasis was to be We werent being sneaky about he Jhis is the first gram has been carried out in this said He noted that the was conducted on a much smaller scale than usual because this was its first I think the advertising was very There are more designated drivers than there has ever said Last two impaired driving charges were laid in the Gimli area resulting only from routine road side No roadchecks were Yaskiw is confident the pro gram was I hope it reduced the number of even if we didnt catch them he No impaired driving charges laid By Peter Schroedter RCMP in Ashern and Lundar had no impaired driving charges or accidents to report over the holiday with Lundar handing out several temporary Lundar reported a definite in crease in designated driver cars adding that there was also a ride program offered in the communi The Ashern detachment is in vestigating a stabbing incident in volving a male and The male was taken to hospital suffer ing from stab wounds to the lower abdomen and will have to undergo Police are still investigating the A Lundar detachment spokesman said there was a suicide in their jurisdiction but of fered no further