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Interlake Spectator Newspaper Archive: January 14, 1987 - Page 1

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   Interlake Spectator (Newspaper) - January 14, 1987, Springfield, Manitoba                                the Interlake councillor urges mass resignations By Peter Schroedter The proposal by the province to cut its road program with Local Government Districts has veteran LGD of Grahamdale councillor Eugene Syrotiuk urging all councillors and reeves provincewide to resign if the pro vince goes ahead with its pro Syrotiuk ward seven made the statement at the LGDs meeting Evergreen Adult Education shelved By Shcl Zolkewich A steady decline in the number of participants in the Evergreen Adult Education program has forced organizers to discontinue classes for an undetermined says division superintendent Al It was an unbelievably suc cessful then it started dropping said The which was in itiated in the division in 1979 had been experiencing a progressive decline in the number of in Continued on page last week in the course of discus sions regarding the effect of pro vincial cutbacks planned in the road He threatened to resign if the province went ahead with its pro posal I dont like the way the province dumped this idea on My intention is to ask that all LGD councillors and councils resign and then let the province run the whole If this goes through I will he Highways minister John Plohman discussed the matter with the LGD reeves at a meeting on December 12 and informed them that he was expecting to cut million per year from the overall provincial budget by drop ping the cost sharing ar rangement the province currently has with the government In exchange he offered the Continued on page IT Volume 14 January Number 2 Defeated challengers election result tainted 41087 By Bain Gear Defeated candidate for chief Allan Anderson claims the November election result on the Fairford Reserve was tainted with a number of irregularities and is calling for a new Allan who lost by a 91vote margin to incumbent Chief Ed Anderson on has filed an appeal of the election result with the minister of Indian claiming the chief issued cheques to a number of welfare recipients in order to influence their vote and that almost 100 nonresident band members cast ballots in the In a document obtained by the Interlake Allan Ander son names seven welfare reci pients who received cheques from the Fairford band office just prior to the election and in my opinion these cheques were issued to the welfare recipients to buy their Attached are two sworn statements from band one from Allan Ander sons brother stating that they received cheques from the band prior to the But Chief Ed Anderson strong ly refuted his nephew Allan s saying that in levelling the votebuying Allan was lying under Chief Anderson said that in his formal response to his nephews he included sworn statements countering Allan Andersons A number of people Allan claims received che ques in fact did said the and others verified the reasons they received the money were Some of the people he Allan has got on the they received cheques but they also made statements in the affidavits for what reason they received the said the One person contacted by the William John confirmed that he received from the band office prior to the but said he was owed the money for work he did as a taxi I cant deny that cheques were Chief Anderson but I havent known one provincial or bandwhere services to people have stopped just for an elec The only base that I feel he can appeal the election on legitimately is the offreserve resi dent said Chief But hell do that hypocritically because he was the one that strongly supported that idea at the band meeting held prior to the Both Andersons agree that off reserve residents voted on which the Indian Act does not but the chief said this was agreed to by band in cluding at a general assembly on I was aware that this was the law as far as the Indian Act was concernedthat the vote of people offreserve wasnt allowedbut the people here on the reservation decided that this should said the Offreserve residents voted in when Ed Anderson defeated Robert McLean for but that result was never As far as Im thats the peoples decision and its the people that are selecting their Allan Anderson lists 48 off reserve band members who he says voted on 15 and claims Continued on page Rec district rate jumps 40 per cent Taxpayers in the three municipalities comprising the Eastern Interlake Recreation District will pay 40 per cent more in operating grants to the district this To avoid running up another deficit this directors of the BIRD are asking the of the Town of Gimli and the Town of Winnipeg Beach to con tribute per capita in an increase of over last Rec director Sandy Prise ex plained that 1986 was the first year the municipalities paid the operating Prior to revenues generated by the Rec Centre in the industrial park went to the rec district for operating some to per The 1 per capita hike will bring in an additional to the which posted a deficit of last year with the shut down of the rec centre by the pro The municipalities will con tribute over to the EIRD this The remainder of the districts projected 1987 expenditures will come from an provincial from local service clubs and from revenues from says About half the yearly budget covers Prises To cover last years EIRD member municipalities and two service organizations the Gimli Kiwanis Club and the Gimli Legion were forced to pay come up with about in addi tional This leaves the district with a deficit of about heading in to its 1987 program The Eastern Interlake Recrea tion District is an enabling says which works to provide leisure and cultural activities for local   

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