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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - April 10, 1990, Brandon, Manitoba Local native Media in danger head of crts says broadcasters have role to play Page 2 save 65 weekly total weekly newsstand $2.75 Home delivered weekly $2.10 save $33.80 Anim ally Williams negotiations Newlin Exxon announces not guilty plea Anchorage Alaska \ apr Exxon announced Mon j i Day it will plead not guilty to a five count criminal indictment charging it with negligence and other crimes in last years j worst Ever . Oil spill. The grounding of the Tanker Exxon Valdez a was tragic but it was an Accident a i the company said in a prepared statement announcing its intended plea. Exxon and its subsidiary Exxon shipping co. Were scheduled for separate arraignments before a . Magistrate later in the Day. On feb. 27, a Federal grand jury handed up a five count criminal indictment against the company stemming from the Oil spill which occurred after the Exxon Valdez slammed into a charted reef March 24, 1989, in Prince William sound. The spill of about 42 million litres of North slope crude Oil coated hundreds of Kilometres of coastline and killed uncounted numbers of fish Birds and other Marine life. Exxon said it would vigorously defend itself against the charges which include viol-5 rating clean water and refuse acts and negligently and in a lawfully discharging Oil into a navigable Quot t -. Agribusiness. 3 Canada.5,6 classified. 16-18 editorials.4 entertainment. 15 i lifestyle. 11-13 i local. 2,3,6 Manitoba. 2 obituaries. To sports.7-9 to comics. 14 i world.5 Kimi lifestyle Border patrol . Agents in Washington state kept Busy Page 15 teachers contract talks go to arbitration by Leah Bradish Sun staff conciliation talks Between teachers and the Brandon school division have broken Down and negotiations will go to arbitration. A your conciliation talks were very nearly successful but unfortunately they foundered at the last moment. It came Down to three Points a Glen Williams chairman of the boards personnel committee said. Don Cornell Secretary treasurer said a we were very close on the wages Issue. The boards last offer was a 4.7-per-cent increase in one year. The teachers did t come that Low but the offers weren to that far neither Cornell or Williams would say what the teachers were asking for. When talks first started in january teachers were asking for a 14.1 per cent salary increase in one year and were refused. In his presentation to the Board Williams pointed out that other City employees including police officers and firefighters did not get As much of an increase As the 4.7 per cent the Board is offering to teachers. A the Issue of wages is neither Here nor there now because talks broke off Over three other clauses a maternity leave sick Days and discretionary leave a Williams said. Teachers Are asking that maternity leave which is currently granted to teachers with one year in the division be extended to All female teachers according to Cornell. A what they want is for All female teachers including new teachers to be Given maternity leave a Cornell said. Cornell said that with sick leave the teachers want the maximum of 75 cumulative sick Days increased. Teachers get one sick Day for every nine Days worked to a maximum of 20 per year and a cumulative maximum of 75. Teachers Are also asking that when they take their two Days of discretionary leave rather than pay the substitute costs for both Days they want to be billed the costs of one of those Days. Williams said the committee had to stand firm on the discretionary leave clause. A teachers Are Only required to pay substitute costs and the associations final position was one see leave Page 6 sports Outlook mainly sunny High near 2 c wednesday. Details on Page 2. April 10, 1990 35c review key to opponents abiding by dam review groups will cooperate with a fair inquest by Dave Williams Sun staff a coalition of groups opposed to the Rafferty Alameda dams project will abide by a Federal review panels findings if they believe them to be fair the chairman of the friends of the Souris Valley says. Gerry Mckinney was among several interested parties who met monday in Brandon with government officials who explained the process and plans of a five member Federal review panel examining the project. Rafferty Alameda is a $ 125-million project to build a dam on the Souris River and one on Moose Mountain Creek in Saskatchewan to create a pair of reservoirs for irrigation and to Cool a Coal fired generating Parkinson station in that province. A if we see the Independent panel. Doing an Independent Job based on reports of Independent expertise then there probably would be a Case for accepting its findings no matter what they might be a Mckinney said. Following discussions with representatives of the Federal environmental assessment review office Fearo which is assisting the panel Mckinney said the process As explained to him and the panel members appears to be fair. A maybe that a because they Haven to done anything yet a he said. The five member review panel was appointed by Federal environment minister Lucien Bouchard at the end of january to review the environmental and social impacts of the project. Douglas Parkinson Fearo information officer said the panel is currently examining All the available information to determine if further study is warranted. He said they should have decided if the available information is sufficient by the first part of May. If they decide no further information is needed Parkinson said see dam Page 6 rezoning bid angers homeowners by Kathleen Martens Sun staff another contested Victoria Avenue rezoning bid has been approved by City Council despite objections from area homeowners. A medical walk in clinic was added to the list of approved uses for property at 2835 Victoria ave. Monday night after councillors voted 5-2 to Amend a current development agreement for the site. Coun. Arnold Gram to Green acres was away on City business and absent for the vote. Deputy mayor Jim Reid filling in for vacationing mayor Rick Boro Tsik also did not vote. Under the agreement signed in 1983 when the City rezoned the land to c-3 Highway commercial from r i single family residential professional offices such As those used by accounting medical and Law firms were not allowed. However the majority of Council agreed with property owner Bill Crossman president of Century 21 grand Valley realty ltd., that the change would be an asset for the area and less detrimental than a Gas bar or convenience store. Crossman who declined to comment on the outcome confirmed he needed the amendment to sell the vacant building which formerly housed his real estate company. Area coun. Dave Helcosky University was forced to withdraw from debate due to conflict of interest. He said a partner in his relax Valleyview realty firm was handling the Sale for the buyers. This is the fifth time in seven City real estate deals Helcosky has withdrawn his participation either because he or partners were personally involved. See homeowners i Page 6 Sun photo by Desmond Murray High stepping Suzanne Rubio dancing the part of Anne Shirley joins monday night. The Winnipeg group also performed paquita Vincent Boyle As Gilbert Blythe in a final dance in the and Sequoia for a capacity crowd at Brandon a Western Royal Winnipeg ballets version of Anne of Green Gables Manitoba Centennial auditorium. For Home delivery Cail 727-0527 or Toli free 1-727-5111 within 100-Mili radius controversial tax Bill enters final debate uproar Over unpopular get heats up commons Ottawa up amps voted More than two dozen times in the commons on monday night and Early today on amendments to the unpopular goods and services tax. But the final vote ending nine months of rancorous debate on the proposed seven per cent tax won t come until some time tonight. And then round 2 in the great tax Battle begins As the legislation Bill c-62, goes to the Liberal dominated Senate. In a session that lasted until i a m. Edt today maps disposed of about 90 amendments to the tax most of which were designed by the opposition to delete whole sections the get finally cleared what a called report stage by a vote of 141 to 97. And the Bill gets one More Day of debate before being passed a final time. While 141 conservative maps shepherded their tax Bill through a Maze of procedural wrangles the pro Canada network counted More than two million votes in a referendum style Campaign against the measure. Tony Clarke who Heads the umbrella organization for unions churches and social lobby groups said those results mean the fight against the tax Ana for tax Reform see lobbyists i Page 6 Quebec Wise to accept revised Accord Mckenna Ottawa up a Quebec should accept his proposed additions to the Meech Lake constitutional Accord if it wants to remain in Canada new Brunswick Premier Frank Mckenna said monday. A if they want to be part of Canada they should be prepared to accept it a he told the first session of a special commons committee studying his proposed companion Resolution already rejected by Quebec. A i believe at the end of the Day the people of Quebec will agree that the changes. We Are looking for Are modest nonthreatening do not affect the Interior of what is in the Meech Lake moreover Mckenna a one of three provincial holdouts on Meech Lake a said a companion Resolution aimed at curing the deals flaws should be passed simultaneously with Meech Lake on june 23 or at a guaranteed Date shortly after a we could not tolerate a dangling companion Resolution a he said insisting on an a Iron Clad guarantee that the concerns of a lot of canadians Are going to be Mckenna refused to say what level of support would have to emerge for his package from other provinces before the Meech Lake Resolution introduced in his legislature would be passed by the All Liberal legislature. The All party committee see stalemate i Page 6 Cly wire photo modest Hanges Frank Mckenna before committee

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