Winnipeg Free Press, February 16, 2001

Winnipeg Free Press

February 16, 2001

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 16, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba FEBRUAHV 2001 Pres cnrmmRn TIRE FLYER IN TODAYS PAPER WINNIPEG SUBSCRIBERS OMIY The Weather Mix of sun and Wind High18 GARBAGE DAY 5 SCHOOL DAY 4 Inside Nortel smrci stock market Canadian fibreoptics giant Nortel Networks delivered a stockmarket shock yester slashing profit and rev enue projections and up to jobs Core reserve touted The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is considering building an aboriginal governance cen tre on an urban reserve in downtown WiimJpeg A3 Death penalty defied Almost nobody should be extradited from Canada to a foreign country if they could be executed the Supreme Court of Canada ruled yesterday Bi Barak joins Sharon Prime ministerelect Ariel Sharon and Ehud Barak agreed on formation of a unity government with Baraks party getting the key defence portfolio B6 Inbusin Business talent rewarded Mike a 32yearold Gar den Hill First Nation busi was named the first recipient of the new Canadian Aboriginal Entrepreneur of the Year Award last night B7 Great One buysCo TSi Wayne Gretzky anThis partnersN now own the stjugfl that useti t fey to Local swine T on silver screen i Manitoba boars are vicious maneaters in Hollywood boxoffice smash Hannibal D7 T I 1 1 8L Judge rips skydiving i NM30 Regulate sport or ban inquest report tells Ottawa By Mike Mclntyre A Manitoba judge studying the death of a young skydiver is call ing on the federal government to either regulate the highrisk sport or make it Provincial court Judge Ronald Mey ers issued a scathing inquest report yes saying Randy Putros would likely be alive today had some simple guide lines been The experienced member of the Win nipeg Skydiving Centre plunged to his death in May 1998 when he failed to deploy his parachute in time during a jump near He was Meyers said Transport Canada needs to create and enforce a series of manda tory rules and regulations and punish any violators by revoking their jumping rights and slapping them with He said clubs such as the Winnipeg Skydiving Centre simply throw caution to the wind when their skydivers treat existing Canadian Sport Parachuting Association regulations as a nuisance to be Continued Please see SKYDIVING A2 Proper enforcement of safety guidelines likely would have saved Randy Futross judge Floats like a stings like a flea PHIL FREE PRESS Westwood put his dancing moves to good use during his boxing debut against Mathias Mad Dog Westwood avoids a but he better keep on kickin HE didnt float like a And he certainly didnt sting like a In perhaps the best thing that could be said about the professional boxing debut of Winnipeg Blue Bomber placekicker Troy Westwood last night was that he left the ring following his fourround professional box ing debut erect and without needing a blood transfusion or an organ And the Bombers wont need to scour the country looking for a new kicker for the upcoming season in the the rock n roll car lost a unanimous decision last night to Mathias Mad Dog Hughes in the Cold War undercard at the University of Winnipeg Duckworth But the admitted free spirit left the ring It was just a fantastic said For 12 minutes of my life I was kind of like Muhammad Ali in to I felt like that It was just a Im absolutely glad I did One Ill be watching this film with my grandson bouncing on my knee and Ill say to I coulda been a I can still I can still eat so Im pretty happy with the whole I felt so at ease and cool with the thing it was almost like an outofbody I expected to be much more wound up and I felt really at ease and nothing surprised me out With his sister and wife at and teammates Eddie Blake and Garry Sawatzky and former Bomber David Black escorting him into the ring as part of a major league Westwood looked the part of the pro In the he moved around well and showed some raw boxing skills but as one wag put it he shouldnt give up his summer job with the But by the fourth and final he looked Im a bit of a thats my natural Im not much of a I usually try and solve things like this diplomatically instead of My style was to try and wear him out a little bit and then try and get in close to him because he had that reach on Continued Please see WESTWOOD A2 CITY WELTERWEIGHT UNDEFEATED C3 Exclusive funding deal one of a kind Health agencys realestate purchase raises questions By Bill Redekop A Winnipegbased first nation health project being audited by Health Canada has invested in downtown real raising questions about its mandate and funding agreement with Health The Anishinaabe MinoAyaawin AMA was created in November 1996 as a Health Canada pilot project to administer community health programs and noninsured health benefits to seven Interlake first Eighteen months into its funding AMA purchased the five storey Renaissance Building at 286 Smith for AMA made a down payment of for the build ing in April The building is located directly across from the Regis Hotel in downtown AMA occupies one floor and rents out the others to a variety of ten The federal government normally for bids spending transfer funds on capital projects such as commercial real estate because cost overruns could eat up fund ing intended for Capital projects are generally handled by the federal Public Works AMA is the beneficiary of a unique funding agreement that allows the organization to retain surplus funds for discretionary including buying office Richard Manitobas regional director of the First Nation and Inuit Health Branch said AMA is the only one of 16 similar pilot projects created in Canada since 1996 that has a provision allowing it to spend surpluses on fixed Legault said AMAs funding agree ment and mandate were authorized by Paul the former assistant deputy minister in charge of FNIHB and its Continued Please see TRANSFER AGREEMENT A4 EB ;

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