Winnipeg Free Press, February 15, 2001, Page 9

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba FRRP FEBRUARY 2001 REGIONAL A7 Legislature Ed Youth run 700 DOZENS of young runners from Red Sucker Lake brought their demands for a arena complex to the legislature The group left the isolated commu nity 700 kilometres northeast of Win nipeg by winter road on running by relay 24 hours a day in temperatures that dropped to 35 Accompanied by young mothers car rying babies on their backs in tradi tional the youth in their MMU Ffltf PBfSS and Joey Harper lead Red Sucker Lake youth on McPhillips kms to seek arena complex furlined hats streamed up the marble legislature steps yesterday to meet privately with Northern Affairs Min ister Eric Robinson and Sport Minister Ron The community of about 800 wants a recreation complex to provide healthy alternatives for its youthful popula Manitoba Keewatinowi Oki makanak Grand Chief Francis Flett said about a dozen isolated communi ties have similar Robinson said facilities on reserves are normally a federal but he will work with Red Sucker Lake to find funding Theyre as much Manitobans as anyone The community will also present its proposal to the federal Lemieux said he was unable to make a financial commitment but he was impressed by the communitys This is absolutely fantastic to have people do Ontario rent law dubbed disaster Looser controls didnt spur the construction of new units as tenant group says By Sean OConnor T A THILE pressure mounts in Man itoba for a loosening of rent reviews are mixed on a twoyearold law that considerably weakened rent controls in Over the past municipal politi including Winnipeg Mayor Glen have joined a chorus of land lords calling on the province to drop rent a policy they say has helped lead to a dilapidated city Because regulated rent hikes are con sistently below costofliving increases in landlords claim they have no incentive to build new units or spend money to keep existing ones in top con As a the Professional Property Managers Association in Man itoba is proposing controls be removed from units as they become then returned once a new tenant moves similar to laws introduced in Ontario in They also recommend increases in shelter allowances for lowincome ten ants something that didnt happen in Tenant groups call Ontarios laws a complete Its Its a said Jennifer with the Centre for Equality Rights in Because controls are removed when tenants move landlords have an incentive to get rid of low paying said putting more people on the the promise of new con struction has gone Nowhere has this spurred construc tion of affordable rental units or any rental Ramsay Vince of the Fair Rental Pol icy representing about 800 Ontario says while plans to build new units are only now trickling investment in upgrades has bal And he denies evictions have he said without a shelter allowance in lowerincome ten ants are We think thats a missing part of the picture here in he Ontario has seen rents easily outpace the cost of living since new rentcontrol laws came into According to Canada Mortgage and Housing the average rent for a twobedroom apartment in Ontario increased by per cent last dou ble the inflation HAttRVBELAFONirColypso CESARIAEVORA BOB MARLEY Bob Hurley BOLMARLEY BOB MARLEY AFRO CEL1 SOUND SYSTEM JESSE COOK FEMIKUTI OTTMAR LIEBERT MARC ANTHONY ALPHA YAYA DIALLO RICKY MARTIN SON BY FOUR MANU CHAD PETER TOSH Rights RM It RM UB40 ItiSlife CESARIAEVORA CHIEFTAINS i JIMMY CLIFF EKMfiJJp M kl II t Various Mslsj ETTA JAMES H Of The IKEBMO Just Like HQMUOVOUT I TAJ MAHAL Best Of NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS Hands With LESTER QUITZAU Here We SUSAN TEDESCHI MO1I Wont STEVIERAYVAUGHAN In Step Real Deal Greatest Hits Sky Is DOUBLE TROUBLE At Remastered BLUES iVVAUCHANl uvi CONCERT ERAVVAUCHAN BLUES 4DM5 LfU LEONARD COHEN ton ITWflf D WARNER t CANADA Your Best Recent Of Leonard GORDON LIGHTFOOT Morning 60 Minutes RANKIN FAMILY Thee Well FIRE IN THE KITCHEN DA WILLIAMS MUSIC AT THE ALWAYS sound SHOP ONUNH 1 1 Portage Av ;

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