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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - April 6, 1990, Brandon, Manitoba For Homi delivery Call 727-0527 or toll free 1-727-5111 within 100-mile radius entertainment local still rocking Chris Burke Gaffney still playing despite setbacks Page 15 april 6, 1990 50c outside Brandon 35c drilling woes Virden project disappoints Chevron officials Page 3 save 65 weekly total weekly newsstand $2.75 Home delivered weekly $2.10 in my mum o 6191 56 6 Urman Thornington reluctant news line Brandon cop resigns a Brandon City police officer has resigned As a result of an internal investigation into his conduct. Chief Brian Scott said this morning. Const. Tom Smith a 14-year Veteran of the Force ten a dered his resignation thursday a a the same Day Scott confirmed the investigation had been going on for several a weeks. Smith was suspended with i pay on March 27. The investigation concerned a a disciplinary matter covered under the departments rules and regulations said Scott who declined to elaborate. The investigation is Over As a result of the officers resignation and no criminal charges Are being contemplated he added. The investigation was not the result of a citizens complaint he said. Smith could not be reached for comment this morning. Romp to Rule soon on braids Ottawa up a him commissioner Norman Inkster says hell Rule soon on whether native indians on the Force will be allowed to Wear braids. Inkster following an appearance at the commons Justice committee thursday told reporters a it should t take Long to make up his mind. Spokesmen for the Force had been saying braids for indians were Only a hypothetical Issue since nobody had made a formal request to Wear braids. Inside a Prihn siness 3 ? Canada. 6,23. Classified. 18-22 i editorials.4 entertainment. 17 lifestyle. 13-15 local. 2,3,6 Manitoba. 2 obituaries. 22 sports. 8-10 to comics. 16 world.5,23 lifestyles a i took it to the wrong apartment. The child of the sixties is now an entrepreneur of the nineties. Terry Payne a former hippie who played guitar in Coffee houses and Church basements resigned thursday As general manager of the Brandon economic development Board to pursue business interests. Payne will stay on for two months or until a replacement is found he told a news conference moments after in forming the Board. As a Dauphin student Payne was kicked out of _ High school for his Payne Waist length hair. He did no to attend Woodstock but he did Start a Dairy commune with some friends near Riding Mountain. And then As the years changed his philosophy Payne traded in his peace symbols for a suit. Like Many of his generation Payne abandoned the rebellious anti establishment attitudes of his youth and embraced the business ethic. He returned to Dauphin and became a psychiatric nurse later working for the department of Community services coordinating services for the mentally handicapped. Next came career administration with the department of labor and a move to Brandon to head the regional employment resources office. During his 15 years As a civil servant Payne developed the organizational and administrative skills highly in demand in the business Community. Finding himself More and More attracted to the entrepreneurial spirit Payne tried out his skills by handling ticket sales and promotion for the Beaver dam Lake country music festival in 1983. He later started a company a outdoor Box office a and now handles ticket sales and Public relations for the provincial exhibition the summer and Winter fairs As Well As other events in the province. The Success of obo is a major reason he is leaving the Board said Payne As he looks to expanding the company into Western Canada. He has also formed Judd amp Payne financial services with Chris Judd to handle the southwestern Manitoba contract for come he payroll services of Winnipeg. A i could no longer do both a explained Payne 38. A with an aggressive new mayor and a very aggressive new Board things were see development Page 6 looking Imu my ii Pic Fortune tellers Darcie Doan left and Natasha Brancewicz Tell Stephen Mitchell his Fortune at the new Era school Spring carnival to raise funds for Grade 9 students to go to project Quebec in june. Newfoundland rescinds Meech approval St. Johns fld. Up a in what May be the death blow to the latest attempt to bring Quebec into the Constitution the Newfoundland government passed a Resolution Early today rescinding its approval of the Meech Lake Accord. A i feel that i be done what was right a Premier Clyde Wells told reporters after the Lam. Vote. A a in a realistic enough to know that it will probably cause difficulty in the political future in the country. I can Only Hope that the difficulty is not extensive or it was the second telling blow the Accord received in a matter of hours. On thursday the Quebec legislature unanimously endorsed a motion rejecting any changes to the constitutional pact. A in practical terms the combination of the two votes. Probably Means the end of Meech Lake a a said parti quebecois Leader Jacques Parizeau As he emerged from the Quebec legislative chamber thursday afternoon. Robert Libman. Leader of Quebec a Equality party was More definite even before the Newfoundland Resolution was passed a this Means that Meech Lake will not pass. The Accord is Meech Lake which recognizes Quebec As a distinct society was designed to make Quebec a willing partner in the Constitution. Debate Over the Accord has fuelled nationalism in the province and prompted discussion of the economic viability of an Sovereign Quebec. The Accord must be approved by All provinces before june 23 or it Dies. The move today to make Newfoundland a opposition official came after six hours of heated emotional and sometimes silly debate in the legislature. Newfoundland a liberals who used their majority in the legislature to end debate on the rescinding Resolution after eight Days overturned approval of the Accord granted by Brian Peckford a conservative government in 1988. It is the first time a province has rescinded a previous governments constitutional Resolution. The right to do so was enshrined in the 1982 Constitution which was see Wells Page 6 Wells steadfast liberals pm reject Meech changes Quebec up a the governing liberals and the opposition parti quebecois sent a joint message to the rest of Canada thursday that the Meech Lake Accord As it stands is the minimum Quebec will Settle for. The two parties usually at each others throats unanimously endorsed a motion in the legislature rejecting any changes to the constitutional pact. The motion specifically singled out for rejection the proposals of Frank Mckenna going before a House of commons committee monday which the new Brunswick parties unanimously endorse motion Premier tabled in an Effort to save the sinking Accord. But while the two parties were agreed on the motion after having spent a week bickering Over its wording they differed on the Impact it will have on the fortunes of the constitutional Deal which will expire by june 23 unless ratified by Allio provinces. The liberals stand on the motion originally tabled by the pm last wednesday was that it simply confirms the position they have always held and does not constitute any sort of final warning to the rest of Canada. Education minister Claude Ryan along with several other ministers expressed Confidence the motion will not Worsen Meech lakes chances of passing however the pm joined with the tiny English rights Equality party whose members cast the Only votes against the motion As it sailed through the House 105-3, in saying it rings the death Knell for the Accord. A in practical terms the combination of the vote and the one that Premier Clyde Wells is taking in Newfoundland to rescind ratification of the Mccordall in the same week probably Means the end of Meech Lake a said pm Leader Jacques Parizeau emerging triumphant from the legislative chamber after the vote. Robert Libman Leader of the Equality party was More definite. A this Means that Meech Lake will not pass. The Accord is dead the Accord is officially buried this see Masse Page 6 Douglas More funds province must secure drought Aid Kap says by Dave Williams Sun staff the provincial government must get As much Money together As it can to secure Matching Federal funds for an immediate drought Aid payment Keystone agricultural producers says. The provinces largest farm organization passed a Resolution during a general Council meeting thursday in Brandon requesting that a drought Aid package receive priority funding. Dry areas need funding now a this province was built on agriculture and the province has some responsibility there a Kap president Earl Geddes said. A talk to your la. Lets not walk away from Geddes said agricultural support programs Are primarily a Federal responsibility but added the Manitoba government has to find the Money now to implement at least a drought Aid package. A i think the key strategy is to go Back for a part of the package get the Money into the regions that Are most hurting in the province and make sure that the balance of the province does not get ticked off and Start arguing about what we re doing a Kap general manager Bob Douglas said. Douglas said recently announced Federal funding of $500 million might not be All that is available. A Elf you can figure out a Way of keeping the heat on you might either increase that amount or you la get Matching dollars out of the Douglas said if there was a concerted Effort by the provincial governments and farm groups there would be a Good Chance of getting More Federal Money later in the year. A i would Hope it would be a Geddes responsibility Outlook sunny late saturday with highs near 5 c. Details on Page 2. Dealing with aids Page 14 doctors strike averted for now by Leah Bradish Sun staff Manitoba a doctors and the government will resume stalled fee talks today but doctors Are ready for a province wide strike if necessary the Manitoba medical association said thursday. Association president or. Lloyd Bartlett said Manitoba doctors will withdraw All services except emergency care and urgent treatment for cancer patients or de livering babies if they Are forced into a strike situation. And although they re upset with the situation Brandon Sion doctors will respond to the strike Call said or. Martyn Thornington past president of the association and a doctor at Western medical clinic. A fall the doctors Here Are preparing to strike if the Manitoba medical association Calls for one a he said thursday. A we strongly object to being forced to do this but we done to Trust the Way the government is dealing with us. A routine surgery will be stopped and offices will be closed. We can to withdraw All services a cancer patients be subjected to this babies will still be born and people will require emergency or. Thornington said withdrawing All but the necessary services will be a major inconvenience and frustration for Manitoban. All 75 of Brandon general hos Pitalis doctors Are represented by the Manitoba medical association so a strike would affect the entire operation of the Hospital said the hospitals medical director or. Allan Aizenman. A there is no doubt the Hospital will be affected if they withdraw services but we wont know to what extent. Services that will be affected will include Day to Day operations and services of the Hospital elective surgery elective admissions. Emergency care is not an Issue a or. Aizenman said. A doctors take their duties responsibly a some arrangements will be made for patients. They wont be left out in the cold a he added. Or. Aizenman said the aim of the doctors is to cause As much inconvenience As possible without harming patients that need care. A this applies particularly to hospitalized patients that can to be discharged a the doctors know see Thornington / Page 6 Board Post by Kathleen Martens Sun staff Payne leaves economic development

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