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Stonewall Argus And Teulon Times (Newspaper) - September 14, 1977, Stonewall, Manitoba ve Library ITS SWAflTOB VOLUME 83 NUMBER 24 MANITOBA SEPTEMBER 1977 The Stonewall and District Chamber of Commerce is putting increased effort into membership this chamber president Colin Shields said in a recent Shields said membership has increased in the last four years but it is nowhere near its He estimates a concerted effort by chamber members could bring in as many as 60 new He said many have the wrong idea both about what the chamber and what it Its strictly iust to benefit the town and the We dont just limit it to business We limit it to any orientated citizen whos willing to give Shields added many might belong to the he the chamber isnt a service Its a group dedicated topromoting the town and surrounding He said the town could benefit from increased membership because an active chamber would have a stronger voice whenr dealing with outside for example you can go to the legislature arid theyll say well these guys out in Stonewall have 150 For a small chamber they must be pretty active we better listen to And this is basically what it As a group or as a body you can accomplish But what can two or three people do Shields said the chambers current membership stands at He said another problem the past has been finding a place to He explained the chamber usually holds dinner and said theyve lately had no place to The group will be kicking off their membership drive this year with a wine and cheese meeting October He hopes many of the new businessmen along with others who have been operating businessin but havent joined the chamber will The nomination convention for the 1978 chamber executive is to be Held in he Chamber regulations state person can hold office for more than two one year Phil a farmer and rumors of others seeking the uil WWl Manitoba Fanners Union MFU won unchallenged September 6 the NDP nomination for Thirtytwo registered delegates attended the nomination convention at some six hours after Premier Ed Schreyer named October 11 as the next provincial election Lakeside NDP Konny Waraksa said at the meeting the executive had had to postpone the convention date four times responding partially to Schwarzs name has teen on the ballot since early The riding is currently held by Progressive Conservative Harry In accepting the Schwarz said the people in the constituency need structure through which they can communicate with their elected Thats how a local con stituency participates in a democratic he Schwarz said he has become enthusiastic about the NDP Ive become really en thusiastic about the NDP parts because they seem to bring in many new I realize its a party that seems to be made up of the common There may be in a community some people who are more skilled than There may be some who are maybe more educated and there may be some even more ambitious than And I dont see why a truly democratic structure cant ac commodate all those dif Schwarz said the role of government must be to protect the markets from manipulation and monopoly The leaves might be taming colour but inside Stonewall resident Lena things are Jeffery called the ArgusTimes when her Lilys fifth bloom Shes expecting eight blooms on that bud and had bud just sta usually sprouts three The Statement of Defense filed in the Court of Queens Bench on behalf of Shruma partner and Stonewall Councillor Robin Shields presents an almost blanket denial of all charges made in a suit for damages launched by Rockwood Hotel owneroperator Also named in the suit laun ched by Chyzzy are Stonewall Fire Chief and South Interiake Credit Union credit committee Robert and former Credit Union manager Ray both of Mru Chyzzy has claimed that the three using material he presented in support of his loan application at the Credit Union to their own advantage and held up his loan at the time of his loan application claims to have teen recovering from a financial setback from losses incurred at another of his hotels at Shields in his Statement of knowing theparticulars of the financial losses and states that as a credit committee member he did not vote on the Shields did not use his position on the Stonewall Council to in fluence tiie council to rezone Shruma land he denies delaying in anyway a loan application made at the South Interlake Credit Union while a credit committee member and did not enter into any unlawful con according to the Statement of The Statement of Defense also states it was Chyzzy who approached both Robin Shields and his brother Colin in 1975 with an offer to sell tliem the Mountain Inn at Stony Chyzzy has claimed the Shields approached him with an of fer to buy the Stony Mountain And then at a later occasion Colin Shields made an offer to buy the Rockwood Inn Chyzzy was successful when he took the Town of Stonewall to court m June overs bylaw which would have rezoned the Shrama land to light in dustrial with provision for hotel motel with beverage facilities from heavy industrial The bylaw was quashed Justice John of the Court of Queens Justice Hunt quashed the bylaw citing several technical errors made in providing proper notice and saying Councillor Shields participated in discussions on the Shields Statement of Defense denies any conflict of His Alan of Chapman Chapman said in a telephone that it is important to note in the case heard by Justice Hunt no finding of was made agaiost He Hunt exoress statement that fee made nsffisding of Goodarcl Reading from the transcript that trial and quoting Justice Goodard I make no finding of venality against Councillor Shields in these In our and this is the position well be taking in that bylaw was set aside on the basis of technical non compliance and s the only reason it was set The reason we denied conflict of interest is quite The decision made by the in corporators of the company Shnima was made Imill after any decision had been made by anybody visavis ap plications made by And to the and I dont anything in the sitting fa or being involved in business in town that prohibits you from involving yourself in other business Goodard Goodard said he doesnt expect the matter reach court until December of iisis year or early next Phil of was uncontested in his bid for the NDP nomination for Schwarz is the former Manitoba coorcwfiStsr with the Manitoba Farmers While the surprise an nouncement of an 11 election probably came as a relief for declared candidates in this for the Liberal party it means increased effort will have to be made to find The constituencies of Lakeside and GirnM to be staying as two way but a nomination convention has been slated for so that riding will probably be fought three The constituencies of George and Gimli will all be two way races unless the provincial Liberals get a move It appeared the liberals had found a candidate to contest Gimli and a nomination con vention has been slated for September But the candidate Norman Magnusson has told the ArgusTimes he Is pulling out of the race before Its started for personal Keith NDP candidate George older brother of Premier Ed continue to battle what appears to be a tightrace for the George incumbent Ml ITruskt lost no time in stating his speaking to an nomination convention at the PCs io show their colors tell the electorate what a in government mean for the Uruskis is by Progressive
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