Tuesday, September 11, 1973

Springfield Leader

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Springfield Leader (Newspaper) - September 11, 1973, Springfield, Manitoba Provincial Library Of Legislative Man 312271 SpmNqfiEld An Independent Weekly Newspaper Serving Eastern Manitobas Unlimited Resources Volume Number 27 Lac du Manitoba September 1973 NUMBER 47 PINAWA Machinists and Aerospace Workers on Strifce About 150 workers at the Pinawa plant of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited have voted 97 per cent in favor of a strike a union official said in an in terview Monday Last minute negotiations took place on Friday at Chalk River between AECL and the Atomic Energy Allied but no agreement was Workers at Pinawa went on strike at midnight Sep tember and Monday morn ing September 10th at Chalk On Monday Septem ber strikers at Pinawa dis rupted normal working hours for 550 nonunion staff by stalling traffic to the research Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment at Pinawa has a total work force of 800 at the 250 of these employees are and of which 100 are not involved in the James interna tional representative of the In ternational Association of Ma chinists and Aerospace Workers said the union had ignored recommendations in a federal board of conciliation report for workers at and Chalk Ont The Chalk River he had voted 71 per cent to walk The board chairman recommended slightly more than the company a strike is expected next he There will be meetings be he to discuss essential service operations such as the hospital staffs work at both The two locations have certain vital maintenance work that would presumably be carried on despite a he The old twoyear contract ex pired March The union had asked for 10 per cent increase in pay the board each year of a two year The company has offered about 13 per cent increase for top classifications of employees over the twoyear and 17 per cent for lower over two The present hourly wage scale ranges from to at There are members of four qther unions that would be af fected by a shutdown of the Pin awa plant janitorial workers of the Steelworkers reactor operators of Canadian Union of Public Em and The last strike at Pinawa was two years ago by the About seven years theCUPE members were on The machinists are members of Lodge 608 at The Pine Falls Golf Club 7th annual senior mens golf tournament age 55 and over was held at the Club Sunday September Shown here are some of the 23 entrants prior to teeing Left to right Photo by LAC DU BONNET Local Man lost Overnight Anxious hours were spent by friends and colleagues of Bob Courchsne when he failed to re turn from a geological job in the bush on Septem ber an employee of had left the mine at Bernic Lake in the morning with geologist Bob andthe two had been working separately about two miles into the Having finished his work in the Bob Grouse re turned to his jeep on the and proceeded to wait for his After waiting in Bob reentered the bush several times to look for return ing to the jeep and continuing to Back at the concern was shown as neither men had returned when so per sonel drove out to the where they found Bob still wait As dusk fell concern and the local were Through the night Tanco kept a vehicle patrol ing the road in the in case Bob was in jured arid might drag himself the police had brought in a dog and his handler from and at daybreak accompanied by lo cal police and Bob they started to search the known Around the shots were signifying that Bob was Bob Courchesne had triggered off these events by unfortunately having slipped and hurt his Realizing his progress would be making him late at the and considering the hours of daylight he de cided to stay put and bed down for the knowing if he stay ed on the he would be found next Earlier on after eating his Bob threw away a re maining Now being he searched for the sand wich and had to fight with a squirrel to retrieve we are glad to report that Bob and is none the worse for his Two Steps lo Crop Insurance Benefits To assure full benefits from Manitoba Crop Insurance farm ers should report all grain stored in their bins before vest this fall file their claims Inventory forms for recording stored grain have already been sent to all farmers who pur chased crop insurance this year says Hayden Manager of Manitoba Crop Insurance Its important to separate stored grain from new crop grain which is insured by the he points otherwise all grain found on the farm will be counted in asses sing damage claims reducing the benefit to the The first step in filing for a damage claim is to call the local LAC DU BONNET crop insurance agent who will arrange for an adjuster to sur vey the If the damaged crop is cut for worked down or pastured before the ad juster has been called the farmer will not be This year the Manitoba Insurance Corporation sold a re cord amount of al I risk insurance to a near record Already 1000 claims have been filed on all risk contracts re sulting from drought end wind damage and excessive mois A new feature of the allrisk hail spot was bought by farmers in ad dition to the record hail insurance contracts that have been Landscaping of New Home Grounds HORTICULTURAL NEWS AND DETAILS OF SEMINAR LANDSCAPING OF NEW HOME GROUNDS The Agassiz Horticultural So ciety held its first meeting for this season on Sep tember Elected by acclamation were the following officers President Willa Smith Vice President Ann Butchart SecretaryVera McLean TreasurerHallie Appointed was the following Board of Directors Norma Haiti Olga Kay Willa Louise Mary Hallie Ellen Mike Louise Vera and Pauline The next meeting will be on November in the Multipurpose room of the Sen ior school at Please note that there is no meeting in October due to the Seminar on Landscaping of New Home This seminar is open to the public and as advertised will be Continued on page 12