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Interlake Spectator Newspaper Archive: February 18, 1987 - Page 1

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   Interlake Spectator (Newspaper) - February 18, 1987, Springfield, Manitoba                                the Interlake Awesome Lakeifs finish first inZone 5 Page21 After standing on a Gimli lot for more than threequarters of this early 1900shome took its ml road trip last Moving crews spent two days readying the house for its move from Third Avenue m Gimh to Once on its new foundationjthe building will be restored and used as a sutnmer Its old location wiU house Gmhs milhon hotel which is slated for construction early this Stevenson invites South African ambassador to Peguis By Bain Cab In a move that has sparked response from the African Na tional Congress and Canadas am bassador to the United Peguis Chief Louis Stevenson has invited South Africas am bassador to Canada to visit his Ambassador Glenn a controversial figure in his tenure in has accepted Steven sons invitation and is scheduled to visit Peguis on I extended the invitation a In press Mulroney reactea angrily when asked about Babbs comparison of Canadas Indians and blacks under South Africas system of Stevensons invitation to Babb has sparked response frpm numerous including Canadas ambassador to the United Stephen and from the antiapartheid black nationalist organization in the African National He says he is willing to meet and talk to anyone who will listen Babbs visit could with foreign aid Africa for his be followed from South South Africa is looking for an couple of weeks after Prime to his plea for more assistance for Minister Brian Mulroneys trip to Indians in including anti racist groups in this country and Stevenson is optimistic that Stevenson said last referring to the PMs high profile trip to a number of coun tries bordering South the socalled front line Mulroneys statements is what caused it I he when he tried to say that there werent any problems back home with the Indian people and that there was nothing comparable in Canada to conditions he was trying to alleviate in that part of the I felt he was said the Stevenson invited Babb to tour the reserve and view firsthand the living conditions of Canadian In which the chief says are comparable to those endured by blacks in South Babb was critical of Mulroneys African saying his own at the opportunity to embarrass While Stevenson admits there are obvious differences between the treatment of his people and blacks in South he says it is hypocritical for the Canadian government to decry the condi tions blacks endure under apar theid while ignoring similar condi tions on Indian reserves in this More than 85 per cent unemployment and nearThird World standards of living on In dian reserves parallel conditions of black townships in South he Some groups have asked Stevenson withdraw his invite to but thats something the chief is unlikely to If they want me to abandon my they will have to come up with a better said like maybe getting the prime minister to come to visit instead of Id be quite prepared to extend that invita Gimli public school faces possible destruction ByShclZolkcwich Some Gimli town councillors were startled by the news last week that the Evergreen school board is contemplating demolishing the Gimli Public built in because its upkeep is costing too Were so quick to destroy these things without giving it much said Councillor Harvey Benson who brought the news to the regular meeting last Recommendations were made at the February 2nd school board meeting by the chairman of the building committee to look into tearing down the old school and finding a new storage The Gimli Public School has been used as a storage space since its closure in Our first investigation is to look into the cost of putting up another Trustee Vivian Leduchowski of Arborg Leduchowski cited maintenance costs as the main for look ing for an alternative storage Gimli council agreed that the building has historic merit and should not be destroyed because of financial I dont think we should let this type of thing Mayor Ted Arnason Council discussed possible uses of the building after some upgrading was the most likely being a In grades seven and eight were moved into the public school from the elementary Then in early while the caretaker was clearing snow from the steps of the a limestone brick fell from one of the window sills and narrowly missed Ac cording to Gimli Composite High School vice principal Ted a team of inspectors was coming out that same day to present reports on teacher As was to be this in cident was the topic of the Jaremy Continued on page Highways minister imposes road program cutbacks By Bain Gait Without the further cpnsulta tions he Highways Minister John Plohman has im posed cutbacks of 30 to 40 per cent on local government districts road program While the LCDs losses are a far cry from the total elimination of the subsidies earlier proposed by Interlake LCD councils are no less upset with the fiscal austerity The council of the LCD of facing a loss in has started a petition against the cutbacks and have in vited Plohman and local MLAs to a public hearing to debate the cut For the province to try and save this little bit of money that they will this way at the expense of local taxpayers is just said Armstrong Councillor Ed Dern at a meeting last sub sidies would save the province million a Under the revised cutback the pro vince will save an estimated a Local government districts have received the which paid for 50 per cent of the road maintenance and construction programs of the 12 LCDs in for The sub sidies made up about 10 per cent of the estimated assistance which will lose an in provincial this Reeve Colin Brown said Plohman informed the council of his intent in a letter dated The letter did not encourage fur ther Plohman told us on 12 that there would be more meetings and more discussion before anything was said Now we get this letter on 4 saying its already f   

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