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   Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 16, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba                                A4 LOCAL WINNIPEG FREE FEBRUARY 2001 Zonneveld holds shredded recyclable rigid plastics and This along with other shredded is used to make impact WAYNE OLOWACKI WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Company wants to buy plastics city wont take City willing to talk about taking more in Blue Boxels By Bud Robertson A Winnipeg company says its willing to buy most of the recy clable plastic that the citys recycling program currently refuses to And while the city isnt ready to sign on the dotted it will be talking to that company and others about expanding the number of items that can go into Blue We can double or triple what the city could supply us with if they were collecting all of the plastics from everybody in the single family curbside said James vicepresident of XPoten tial Products which manufactures plastic posts and curbs from recycled plastics and nonmetal auto parts such as seat cushions and The citys curbside recycling pro gram currently doesnt accept some 2 such as ice cream or 3 to 7 which include such things as yogurt sham poo bottles and plastic ketchup who helped found the former Red Box Recycling said his company would gladly pay for those But Dan manager of the citys solid waste department and the point man for the recycling said its not that Theres a number of things that have to happen he includ ing changes to the Manitoba Product Stewardship funding The corporation provides funding to municipal recycling programs based on the amount of recyclables they col It doesnt fund 3 to 7 plas In Winnipegs that amounts to a loss of a said Mclnnes We will be talk ing with XPptential and others about the possibility of adding 3 to 7 plastics to our Blue Box He added We always want to deal with the local Michael municipal pro grams manager with the product stew ardship said it is considering the citys request to add more plastics to the But he said there a number of issues that have to be including the consistency of the Up until the market for those plastics has been spotty and the cost to export them XPotential has been operating a plant in Regina since It opened a plant in Winnipeg last qua drupling Sales to its customers throughout North America have tripled in the last year and Zonneveld said he expects that trend will he will necessitate even more raw including 2 plastics other than pop as well as 5 and 7 It doesnt accept 3 or 6 which include PVC plastic and polystyrene meat The plant currently consumes about kilograms of plastic a day from local suppliers as well as from Saskatchewan and XPotential pays a tonne for clean rigid plastic containers and per tonne for clean film plas such as grocery Zonneveld estimates a total of 815 tonnes of 2 to 7 plastics were gen erated by the city recycling program in 1999 and if it collected all plastic bottles that amount could be quadru at a Transfer agreement continued from page A1 Cochrane is a central fig tire in a joint goyernment RCMP investigation into the branchs spending practices in In this particular the original agreement was signed by the former and if there were they were signed either by the regional director or one of his program directors or the ADM Legault Cochrane was scheduled to leave the federal civil ser vice to join AMA last 1 as a special projects Health Canada nixed the transfer when it launched its investigation of FNIHB spending in Manito Cochrane was on paid leave until when he Health Canada confirmed last week it is conducting a full financial audit of and that AMAs directors have agreed to cooper Virginia Fontaine Addictions Foun tdatibif oh Sagkeeng First which funded a controversial Caribbean cruise for more than 70 of its staff last is already the subject of a full forensic audit by the federal The AMA building purchase raises questions about whether the AMA has DALLAS HULLEY WINNIPEG FREE PflESS The fivestorey Renaissance Building at 286 Smith purchased for by a Win nipegbased first nation health agreement with Health Cote has refused numerous requests for followup back over the last two board chairman River First Nation also not respond to interview AMA originally set up shop on Fair ford First Nation north of AMA began in Fairford because the site is centrally located to the other six Inter lake and it could provide eco another source of There is no 11 yiuvmc wu mortgage listed against the property and nonucspinoff for the AMA has refused interview requests Individuals in that community who did i not wish to be say a band council resolution that was passed stated specif ically that AMA was supposed to locate in AMAs office in Fairford is little more than a mailing residents there AMA administers community health services and noninsured health bene fits for some onreserve and off reserve members of seven Interlake about whether it is carrying an unregis tered AMA executive director Daryl Cote confirmed in an interview late last year his organization is wholly funded by Health Canada through two funding The first stream involves a transfer agreement to over see health care on Interlake reserves and cover the payroll of nursing station representing just over 10 per c It expires March of Manitobas aboriginal Under a second AMA receives AMA1S hv a hnarH f ri million a year from Health Canada to administer and pay for noninsured health benefits such as dental care and prescription Health Canada spokesman Jeff Fender noted AMA is permitted to retain surplus funds only from its first the fiveyear transfer for use on capital projects such as the purchase of office Surpluses from the noninsured health benefits budget cannot be spent on fixed under the strict terms of an representing just over 10 per cent Manitobas aboriginal AMA is controlled by a board of direc I tors made up of the seven Interlake The seven Interlake first nations are Dauphin Little Saskatchewan Lake Lake Martin and Noninsured health benefit services managed by AMA include dental prescription medical transporta vision medical supplies and and a mental health program called Brighter Futures for AMA was created to provide the first nations greater selfgovernance and cre ate jobs for aboriginal The majority of AMAs 45 staff are aborigi although about 10 including are Some of AMAs tenants in the Renais sance Building include Renaissance the Interlake Reserve Tribal Council the Manitoba Association of Native Fisher River Child and Family Peguis Stu dent Anishinaabe Child and Family and the Southern Chiefs a political body representing the chiefs of 36 first nations in southern SAVE ON EVERYTHING ON OUR 4TH FLOOR the BREW FRIDAY TO 9PM SATURDAY 10AM TO 6PM Great beer made easy SUN DAY 12PM TO 5PM pires GREAT DEAL BEST SELECTION BETTER DEAL GOOD SELECTION BEST DEAL LIMITED SELECTION FRIDAY The doors open at sharp for a full day of 50 savings on a great selection of brandname SATURDAY Whats remaining gets marked down an additional for an 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