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Interlake Spectator Newspaper Archive: February 11, 1987 - Page 1

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   Interlake Spectator (Newspaper) - February 11, 1987, Springfield, Manitoba                                Hose Down Theres nothing like a balmy day in February to make even washing a truck some Kenny Guttormson of the Gimli Transfer took advantage of the springlike weather Saturday morning and gave his truck a much needed Choir singing the blues over MPs promises ByShel Zolkewich and Bain Gair The director of the allgirls choir from Peguis that received recognition from President Ronald Reagan last year fears the girls chances of receiving more international acclaim this year have been foiled by the Conser vative government in Ken director of the Peguis says he receiv ed commitments from the office of SelkirkInterlake MP Felix Holtmann that obtaining federal funds for the choirs trip to Hawaii in April would be no But he after he has committed the choir to thousands of dollars in travel the federal government is back tracking on its Before he signed a contract and made a dpwn paymentcommitting the choir to some in airfare and lodg ing in Perry says he again contacted Holtmanns executive Allan to re affirm that government funds for the venture were He Go no said Perry last referring to Aitkens But Aitken says he never made Perry any The promise is to not necessarily to come up with the MPs assistant I did not say that the dollars Continued on page Minister gives green light on boatel By Bain Gair After months of the province last week gave Lake Agassiz Marine of Gimli condi tional approval to build its pro posed million boatel at the Winnipeg Beach In a press Natural Resources Minister Leonard while giving no ex planation for the delay in making the said he has given Lake Agassiz permission to build the hotelonstilts on an island in the marina providing the company meets several condi Lake Agassiz Marine spokesman Dean Thorkeisson could not be reached for com Terms of approval state that the complex should not exceed 70 The plans as presented by Thorkeisson call for 55 The complex should not include dining facilities or a licensed said the Thorkeisson has stressed since he first presented his plans that these facilities would not be The commercial fishermen who use the marina for their boats must have ample room in the said Interlake park planner Ken Schykulski said he and Thorkeisson will meet soon with the fishermen to work out these Harapiaks final stipulation for approval appears to be the biggest Continued on page Province proclaims mandatory review of farmland foreclosures By Bain Gair As of this banks and len ding institutions intending to foreclose on a farmers land will Lake Manitoba perch n closure confirmed By Peter Schrocdtcr In spite of an energetic appeal by a group of west shore Lake Manitoba Minister of Natural Leonard Harapiak confirmed an earlier decision last week to close the small mesh perch fishery on Lake Manitoba this Lorimer provincial chief of the commercial fishery said the minister based his deci sion on information which shows the small mesh perch nets are cat ching too many quota There is a better harvest this year over the whole lake and this reduces the degree of risk the fish stocks will be out he The group pressing to have the season opened is headed by Garnet Kjartanson of Kjartanson Fish Producers based at Kjartanson says there is no real reason that the perch fishery should not be open this year as it was last The decision to close the fishery was influenced by armchair fishermen who just fish while the fishing is Kjartanson also added most of the opposition to the fishery came from the north basin where fishing is not very The north gets on the ice two to three weeks earlier and most of the guys there take the gravy and head for the curling bonspiels or go calve out their cows when thats He accused the fisheries depart ment of not interpreting the in Continued on page be forced to go through media Agriculture Minister Bill Uruski announced the proclamation of the provincial Family Farm Pro tection Act last although the legislation does not provide the protection to farmers it would have had it been proclaimed as originally introduced in the Provisions of the act covering seizures of livestock and farm machinery were not nor were sections to impose a general moratorium on farm The act makes it mandatory for any creditor seeking to foreclose on a farmers land to serve notice of intent to the Court of Queens Bench and then the Manitoba Mediation to be chaired by former Manitoba Crop Insurance chairman Fred Within the boards first year of the minister expects it will deal with between 100 and 200 cases of impending In more difficult the Family Farm Protection Act also provides for the Court of Queens Bench to review the creditors ap plication to the Interlakes again slammed the banking com who have been critical of his claiming it will them to restrict farm lending and force interest rates to farm borrowers I am puzzled and annoyed at the scare tactics used by some banks to try and discredit our said Uruski at a press Banks in Saskatchewan have been operating under more severe legislated restraints for two he Continued on page   

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