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Springfield Leader (Newspaper) - May 15, 1973, Springfield, Manitoba Provincial Library Of Legislative SpmNqFiEld LE ACER An Independent Weekly Newspaper Serving Eastern Manitobas Unlimited Resources Volume Number 27 LAC DU BONNET May 1973 Lac du Manitoba NUMBER 30 Air Goes in for Womens Li Miss Junt Montgomtry now flies fire patrol for the Province of Manitoba and is seen here boarding her twin pushpull The first woman pilot for the Manitoba Government Air Ser vice has been hired on as a summer pilot to fly on the Fire June Irene a twentysix year who has spent the last few years in wes tern Canada has decided that flying one of the governments light twin engine aircraft on the fire patrol would fill in the Miss Montgomery started re gular flying May just a month after Rosella Bjornson started training as Canadas firstwoman airline pilot with Transair The air division is getting quite a As well as being an air transportrated flier with hours its new is a registered Miss has com pleted a year of general science at the University of Alberta and has applied for admission to medical college there next Im looking toward aero Although it hasntbeen given official recognition in there is a need for It can ybe found in the and I understand the federal government is trying to organize a division of the There is not doubt medical problems figure in many air she said in an interview at the governments base at Winnipeg International John chief pilot of the Manitoba air said Miss Montgomery was the best of 30 pilots considered for a Miss who has flown a wide range of multi engined will be flying fire patrol out of Manitoba where she will be based for the She has had ex perience flying fire patrol in Miss who said she had no ambitions to be an airline is the daughter of Hugh who farms outside the rim of the Sudbury basin at Her qreat grandparents homesteaded land in the Miss Montgomery left home at 16 after finishing high school at Sturgeon She graduated from the school of nursing in Ontario in then moved to Josephs Hospital in While working at the hospital she took pilot training at the Victoria Flying Club and earned her wings in She then retired from nursing and worked as a flying instructor at the Victoria Flying After instructing six months at she joined the Chin ook Flying School in Calgary and flew a split scheduleof char ters and instructing while also picking up her commercial air transport Last fall she enrolled at the University of Alberta andflewcommercially Miss Montgomery said if a medical career doesnt materi she will direct her studies toward the airborne application of environmental services and will study at the University of She doesnt foresee any prob lems flying for the air division in the tough northern bush pilot league and doesnt expect any preferential We asked Miss Mongomery if she was getting used to all the remarks the male pilots make and her reply was that these Continued on Page 10 Schools Close on HealthRisk Grounds children on the Fort Alexander Indian situ ated near Pine have not been attending school since May and have only been attending half time since March 6 because of the lack of faci I ities and school space and the health hazards Chief Philip Fontaine of the Fort Alexander band was quoted as saying that parents are keep ing the 590 children on the reserve home until they get a written guarantee from the federal Indian affairs department that construction of a new school would begin this He said that from December to March 23 children had been treat ed for diarrhoea and five for plus numerous others had suffered joint and arthritic type illnesses because of the LAC DU BONNET Inadequate school buildings and contaminated water supply on the north shore of the Winnipeg About 400 students in the single overcrowded school on the rivers south shore are being kept home in a show of support for the 190 others prone to im mediate health hazards on the three adjacent schools on the north Chief Fontaine Jake Member for Pro in a question directed to the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern asked in view of these the minister would how direct officials of his department to provide adequate school faci I ities for the children of that reser The parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern in answer to the stated that the department was very much aware of the and had taken somemeasures to correct the water Epp had previously sought the consent of the House to dis cuss the and had intro duced a motion that steps im mediately be taken to provide adequate educational faci I ities on the Epp received reassur ances from the Assistant Deputy Minister that Indian Affairs of ficials would visit Fort Alexander Indian Reservation in the next few days with a view of educational facilities in cooper ation with local Indian Bicycle Rodeo Results The annual cyceeo was held on May 13 in Lac du Bonnet with a substantial in crease of entrants over last Despite a bitter north wind every one appeared to enjoy them and at the endof the com petition hot dogs and drinks were served in the Memorial After bicycle inspection the course was started with a balance consisting of a lane marked by two 30 foot lines four inches between which the cyclist had to Next came Seven cones were placed ten feet apart along a sixty foot the rider had to weave his cycle to pass on alternate sides of To test balance the cyclist rode twice around a figure eight course with a three foot wide From on to ride at normal speed down a lane between two 30 foot converging from eighteen inches to four walled with The course finished whencor rect procedure had to be shown LAC DU BONNET at a stop sign at an intersection a through street and stop Results as follows Primary Girls 1st Helen Sundstrom 2nd Shannon Hurst 3rd after run off Karen Kabaluk Intermediate Girls after run off 1st Heather Bruce 2nd Debbie Worona 3rd Brenda Carter Primary Boys 1st Troy Sampson 2nd KennyCham pagne 3rd Sean Smith Intermediate Boys 1stCalvin Hurst achieving maximum marks of 2nd after run off Todd Saunders 3rd after run off Paul Veilleux Marks dropped during run offs due to a time check being Congratulations to all the above winners who received trophies together with gifts of 1st prize winners headlights 2nd prize bicycle locks 3rd prize kick Also congratulations to the two lucky winners of the draw who walked away with handsome new bicycles Lisa Ylonen and Sean Someone is going to have to eat an awful lot of spinach Constable Steve MacBeth gave talks on bicycle safety last week at all the schools which included students up to Grade Despite the are still con cerned with lack of responsibi I ity shown by some parti cularly in not observing the stop Traffic officers may have to seize bicycles if cyclists do not adhere strictly to the rules of the It is hoped that students learnt something useful from entering the and parents can help by checking over their children s points sheet and making sure that their child owns a road worthy and that he knows and obeys the safety rules of the Sargeant Bart Hawkins and Ed Sitar organized the competition once and they are most appreciative of all the assistance given them by the J MotherDaughter Banquet On May the Lac du Bonnet Brownies and Guides held their third annual Mother Daughter banquet at the Over one hundred people sat down to a pot luck supper con sisting of tasty jellied Linda Brown Owl for the first Lac du Bonnet intro duced the head table comprised of the guest of District Commissioner from Pinawa Carol Guide Leader Adelle Brown Owl for the second Lac du Bonnet Pack Grace Tawny Owl for second pack and Julie junior Two leaders unfortunately could not be Ruby Trask and Joan Gove thanked all the mothers for attending the banquet and for preparing the delightful She called upon one Brownie from each pack to say a few Carol Zolondek and Cindy Campbell told everyone how they enjoyed the handicraft including papier mache making beads and having fun play ing games at their Gove concluded by thank ing the Parent Committee for their work during the Carol MacFarlane gave an out line of how Guiding and told how at the first Scout Rally held in 1909 at the Chry stal Palace in girls turned up dressed in khaki shirts like the When 3500 orders were received for shirts but no Lord Baden Powell was forced to accept the fact that the girls meant business and were really interested in the move He then gave his sister Miss Agnes Baden Powell the job of starting The first Lac du Bonnet Guide Company was started in 1933 with Miss Nelly Spence and Gibson as but Guiding was spasmodic until 1968 when Helen Tetrault and Carrie Brin cheski started it in and it has flourished since until today there are 22 MacFarlane then introduced Loretta Jacobson to give a report on the past years Loretta told everyone how the girls had enjoyed their week last summer at Camp Alloway in the Big Whiteshell and how they were looking forward to another week there in She men tioned handicrafts they had learnt at the start of the year and the patrol camp at Milner Ridge that was cut short because of heavy There were parties at then started the first aid course with Beth Loretta went to say how much they had enjoVed meeting all the other girls from eastern Mani when everyone had come together at Pinawa to meet Gurd the Chief Commissioner of There was a snow Continued on Page 10
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