Wednesday, March 11, 1987

Interlake Spectator

Location: Springfield, Manitoba

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Interlake Spectator (Newspaper) - March 11, 1987, Springfield, Manitoba IRTC CFS Gypsumville proposal stalled Hahiiitir f tha in tho tiahiiitv an extension to the March 14 maintained that one By Peter Schroedtcr The Interlake Reserves Tribal Council may see their proposal for a training and criminal facility fall through if CFS Gypsumville assests are not transferred to them by mid The problem hinges on the fact that neither the federal or provin cial governments are willing to ac cept final liability if the project The liabilitiesare defined the cost of leveling and restoring the site if at some time in the future the project This cost is estimated to be in excess of Other costs not generally termed liabilities include keeping the facility functional and secure until IRTC can take over the Another factor in the liability discussion is a fear that sees one or both levels of government hav ing to cover fiscal shortfalls to keep the training and criminal rehabilitation center Bill the areas NDP Interlake said he met with his federal counterpart Felix Holtmann PCSelkirkInterlake to discuss the possibility of getting an extension to the March deadline at the federal I have always supported the IRTC Uruski pointed but we as a provincial government dont want to be responsible for leveling the site if for some reason the proposal fails at some time in the Rene administrator for the Interlake Reserves Tribal maintained that once IRTC was operating the they would be able to accept The land and assets will be the programs and per diems will be 1 dont see how much more liable we will The assets of the base are estimated to be between Continued on page Getting into the swing at the Arborg Winter Carnival see pages Couple fears children wi be taken from the Darlene Hogue and Gilbert Gauthier of Gimti are afraid they may lose custody of 20month the foreground and fouryearold Evergreen negotiations grind to a halt ByShelZolkewich The Evergreen School board will be calling for the services of a conciliation officer to assist in negotiations with teachers in the An impasse was reached last week after three months of discus The Evergreen Teachers Association made their initial presentation to the board early in asking for an eight per cent increase in all salaries and At the next the board made their counter pro offering no We looked at what their pro posal was and we looked at ours and neither side wanted to said Peter presi dent of the teachers Negotiations on the salary con tract for 1987 broke down after a meeting last The about 120 in the divi have come to the end of a two year In addition to the salary in the teachers also requested an increase in the accumulation of sick leave Teachers are now entitled to accumulate 20 sick days per year up to a maximum of 80 Froese pointed out that the board believes sick leave is an earned right and teachers are only eligible after they have worked a certain length of The teachers are asking for a 150 day accumulated sick day maximum effective upon employment with the Other requests include bi monthly salary addi tions to compassionate leave and an increase in the salary for sab batical Several new articles have been requested by the association such as the administration of a dental and extended health changes in class size and per sonal The association would also like to see added protection for ad Administrative people have very little protection from demo Froese The Manitoba Teachers Society has very little They ad ministrators are almost at the whim of the school Froese said the teachers association is asking for consulta tion with the school board before any action is taken toward demo The school board has requested several changes to and deletions of some clauses of the The negotiations committee of the board consists of chairman John Joe Spakowski from Fraserwood and Vivian Leduchowski of Both sides were working toward a one year Froese said although no stipulations were made on the possible length of the Basically it was for one but we might be willing to go to two years or something like that if it could be worked said Negotiations will resume once a conciliation officer has been ap By Bain Gair A Gimli couple was hiding their two children Sunday afraid someone might show up at any moment to take them Darlene Hogue and Gilbert both say they are falsely suspected of child abuse and fear the case against them is still proceeding despite assurances from provincial officials that it is Hogue met with a represen tative of a group called Victims of Child Abuse Laws on Sunday and says she was advised not to take her children to daycare Monday because they might be taken from her by provincial social Im hiding my kids until they go to the she said Sun The doctor she spoke of was referred to her by Agnes Hilaire of Victims of Child Abuse Hilaire could not be reached for comment late Hogue was to meet provincial Liberal Leader Sharon Carstairs Monday in regard to her The couple said there appear to be a number of irregularities in the way social workers and hospital staff have handled her Hogue says they have talked to two lawyers and are con templating court action but their most immediate concern is to re tain custody of the They say their problems started workers at the Gimli Day Care noticed that their 20monthold son Andre had bruises on his Social workers accompanied her to Johnson Memorial H9spital that evening to have the child Patel performed the examination Hogue declared that the bruises resulted from overzealous Gauthier said he spanked An dre the night before after the chjld was acting He feared the child would disturb neighbors in the condominium complex the couple lives That was the first spanking he ever gave Hogue A babysitter who has sat with the couples children dozens of times in recent months said both Hogue and Gauthier handle the children with She said she had never seen any evidence of On one day after his first Andre was says He was running a high fever and was acting strange When he went into what ap peared to be she rushed him to Johnson He was examined by Patel and Hogue says Patel told her the behaviour was likely the result of a virus that had struck a number of other children in the day The doctor ordered Xrays of the childs cranium and admitted him for what Hogue thought was routine she He stayed in hospital six Patel said he cannot make any comment on a case of this On Hogue says the Child and Family Services direc Continued on page After winning the Gimli LMkefsinaybe