Thursday, February 15, 2001

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba FEBRUARY 2001 Winnipeg Free Press RATES SVmct TO CHANCE MEMBERSHIP OPEN TO ALL 3263495 or 18007286440 Encore What for Its time to end a tired music writer Bartley Kives says D1 The Moose win finally Our IHL squad snaps an eightgame losing streak C1 Cloudy 1 Chance HI flh11Low28 GARBAGE DAY 4 SCHOOLDAYS No more costly cruises Health Canada cracks down on spending for aboriginal health care By Paul Samyn and Bill Redekop OTTAWA The federal govern ment wants to better track every dollar it spends on aboriginal health Health Canada says it has taken major steps to control how billion it gives to aboriginal health groups is includ ing creation of a new office to improve financial tracking at the beleaguered Exclusive First Nations and Inuit Health Changes come in the wake of a grow ing scandal involving tens of millions of federal dollars handed over to Manito ba nativehealth And as one critic pointed they come four years after serious accounting problems were first flagged by the federal audi tor Health Canada officials told the Free Press yesterday tighter control of spend ing is not limited to native health pro but is departmentwide and covers funding agreements for groups dealing with areas that include AIDS initiatives and childrens pro This is all a matter of strengthening the departments Health Canada spokesman Jeff Fender said yes We recognize we need to do a better job in this Independent auditors from Deloitte and Touche have been called in to review all of the departments grants and con The changes come as Health Canada has two probes under way in Continued Please see HEALTH A2 A Valentine heart keeps on beating Valentines Day will always be special for fiveyearold Caleb Its my hearts birthday and he said ad he celebrated yes terday A6 Tory booted The provincial Tories have Rtjland Cubby Bar fetts membership hi iv the parry for his role in the 1 OOS trntaltilttinnft 6tinnrtri Kt is Si mess City officials spent yesterday scratching their heads won dfering how theyll kickstart Glen jSurrays cash recycling program MthoutthVcashtopayforit Killer wants a break bloody riot at Stony Mountain Penitentiary in 1984 is seeking early release from prison under the controversial clause A5 Puffy split Sean Puffy Combs chose Valentines Day to confirm the rumours that he and singeractress Jennifer Lopez have broken up D8 Inbusmess A Winnipeg first Winnipeg company The expects to dramatically increaseits rev enue as it becomes first Canada to provide replace mentcost data to insurers yia the Internet Did a look cost a life Teen pushed off he didnt police say By Leah Janzen BERNICE MCLEAN never believed her 17yearold broth er killed himself by jumping off the Redwood Bridge last Octo Yesterday who first thought the tragedy was cide or charged an 18 yearold man with seconddegree murder in Brads Police believe his who was 17 at the pushed hun from the bridge because he didnt like the way Brad looked at From the time they told me he had drowned under the I knew he didnt do it to said in her Elmwood apartment yes He was always happy and joking and playing just wouldnt have Police now It was a random Bob Johnson said Appalling is probably the correct word for a situation like That someone would push someone off a bridge after tak ing exception to a look is beyond Police say witnesses who saw Brad that night on the bridge have painted a horrifying pic ture of what really took According to Brad was walking home over the Redwood Bridge at about 7 last 10 when he was con fronted by another teen he did nt Police allege that person did nt like the way Brad was look ing at so he confronted him in the middle of the Continued Please see PUSHED A2 JOE FREE PRESS Brad McLean above was a gentle person who never would have started a says his griefstricken sister Bernice with Brads 13monthold son Web gadget clicks here first Handheld device can show pictures from the Internet By Geotf Klrbyson PHIL HOS8ACK WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Zero Gravitys Waite displays digital MANITOBA will be the first province in Canada where people can read and send emails and see pic tures while surfing the Web from the palm of their This next generation of personal digital or Palm Pilot dubbed Zero Gravity will be unveiled this morning by Winnipegbased Zero Gravi It goes beyond current handheld technology by offering users the ability to surf the Web complete with pictures and Its like going through a drivethrough and one place will only sell you the We give you the whole meal said Bruce director of Zero a division of Winnipegbased Kortex Com puter Centre Six months and million in the Zero Gravity will run on Manitoba Telecom Services wire less network and Palms operating including Palm VX and Palm IIIXE Continued Please see HANDHELD A2 k MAKING WINNERS OUT OF MANITOBANS CALL NOW Ncnrlv x Tollfree anywhere in Manitoba 24 hours a day 7 days a week