Wednesday, March 18, 1987

Interlake Spectator

Location: Springfield, Manitoba

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Interlake Spectator (Newspaper) - March 18, 1987, Springfield, Manitoba have got a tiger by the 22 Babb welcomed to Peguis amid media circus ByBainGair It was an extraordinary event mainly a media When South Africas am bassador to Glenn arrived at the Peguis Reserve on he was warmly greeted by hundreds of reserve residents and surrounded by dozens of reporters armed with TV tape recorders and note Decked out in a traditional feathered bonnet and the man who invited Babb to Chief Louis hailed Babb as the only dignitary who would listen to his Prime Minister Brian who was invited in Babbs refused an invita When Babb disembarked from the helicopter which ferried him to he and the chief pro ceeded to the Community which was jammed with Peguis residents and awash in signs decrying the mistreatment of In With Babb at his Stevenson read a searing 28page speech ridiculing the Canadian government for its neglect of In dian The while he refused to draw direct com parisons to the situations of South African blacks living under apar theid and Canadian said he recognized that poor living conditions are a worldwide are not dealing here with a local We are dealing with a worldwide problem next to If we feel it more in our it is because our numbers are he told a scrum of reporters in the During the Stevenson ask ed Babb for million in foreign aid for the Babb said he would forward the request to South Africas seat of but that it would be unusual for that country to extend aid to one of the worlds richest Stevenson later said Babb told him privately that some financial assistance might be given to the Peguis choir that has had trouble securing Canadian government funds to make a trip to a festival in True to the chief remain ed unflappable in the face of continued on page 6 Chief Louis of the Peguis Central Ba media with varbed in traditional Indian escorts South African ambassador Glenn Babb on a tour ib paid a visit to the reserve last Tuesday at the invitation of the drawing a nourish of Gimli childrens centre appeals tax bill Inside By She Zolkewich Representatives from the Gimli Childrens Centre made an appeal to the town council after receiving a surprise tax bill on their 1985 and 1986 The facility is operated by the Gimli Kinsmen and located on Town considers pulling out By Shel Zolkewich The Tpwn of Winnipeg Beach is considering pullingout of the Eastern Interlake Recreation but if they do over banked for a pool facili ty in Gimli could be If they dont then theres no district because we need a minimum of three municipalities to make up a district and technically that money would be recreation director Sandy Prise At a special meeting early in the Winnipeg Beach coun cil decided to refuse this years contribution to the a sum totalling nearly A letter has been sent to the rec district informing them that the town is not interesting in making this years continued on page 6 land owned by the Evergreen School Prior to the con struction of the that land was tax Under the Municipal Assess ment public and private school land which is used by school age children is exempt from Because that land is no longer used by school age children but by the land was changed from an exempt to a taxable Town of Gimli secretary treasurer Doris Lloyd said the town went through the proper procedure with the Municipal Assessment Branch in changing the land All notices were received by the Evergreen School owners of the The Kinsmen were invoiced the tax bill from the division for the continued on page 6 Council refuses to abide by provincial cuts Chief challenged Jackhead fields three against Chief 10 Tints Konzdmm Ashcrns 1987 Carnival Queen More coverage on pages