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Brandon Sunday (Newspaper) - March 4, 1990, Brandon, Manitoba Road ame remains one of the rites boyhood 9 career Days weighing the options 713 Sundog carnival fun at the festival 75 Bowie on tour Ziggy hits the Road 715 it attn sunny Cloudy monday Page 2 Metis get go ahead for court Battle Over land claim Dumont land claim news be shots fired at skydiver los Angeles a a skydiver who was fired at by a secret service agent after parachuting into the parking lot of the hotel where president George Bush was staying might not have known raw resident was in was in the Century Plaza hotel during the episode thursday that ended with the arrest of Charles of the los Angeles suburb of Santa arrested at Home hours after the was booked for investigation of As Saul a deadly weapon on a Taw said police he was freed on us bail on the was no threat to the he didst know the president was in said set cat service agent Jim Mill it i a secret service agent fired iwo shots at the car As the amp sped away after jumping Fonta 36storey building under construction near the hotel about 6 that guaranteed Waterproof to 100 Winnipeg up the Mani Toba Metis federation can go to court to fight its multimillion Dollar claim to a Large portion of Winnipeg and prime River real estate in Southern the supreme court of Canada ruled the land covers stretches along the red River from the Border to the tip of Lake and along the Assiniboine River and West to Portage la Accord supporters fail to win converts Meech backers try to Sway Manitoba by Tom Blackwell Winnipeg up they came from Quebec and elsewhere with passionate pleas and proposals for breaking the constitutional in but a gathering of Meech Lake Accord supporters won few converts led by such pro Meech luminaries As former conservative party Leader Robert the group took part in a Daylong con hoping to soften Mani Tobas Roc hard stand against the a Meech supporter from Mani former attorney general Roland proposed a pro Cess Accord that would guarantee passage of the Meech Lake agree ment and tie the provinces Down to More constitutional talks surely such an Accord is Poss Ible Well before june the 23rd ratification the professorial looking Penner there must be Hope if we Are to see some Light at the end of this very dark on the basis of such an or some thing like the governments of Manitoba and new Brunswick May find it possible to pass the Meech Lake Accord Quebec intergovernmental affairs minister Gil who floated a similar proposal at a meeting with Premier Gary Filmon said he found pen ners idea very but the suggestion Drew a Quick thumb Down from who re iterated that he wants changes to the Accord before its i think that the arguments that i Ive heard before and theres been nothing Filmon said after meeting a delegation from the conference at his legislative theres always Point to continuing dialogue and but they Haven resolved the prob Lem As far Asim even Patrick founder of Manitoban for Meech Lake and organizer of the said he came away from the meeting Hes not i and that was very encouraging to Riley Manitoba and new Brunswick Are the Only provinces that have not ratified the which see invited 2 but Metis officials said they dont want to Force people off the in a verbal decision Friday Fol lowing a Daylong hearing in of the seven justices of the supreme court unanimously ruled the Metis of Manitoba can argue their Case for a constitutional land claims its a great Day for the Metis and a great Day for Yvon president of the Manitoba Metis said following the court the court decided it was in the Best interest of Manitoba and can Ada to get our land claims re said who re turned to Winnipeg late the federation Hopes a political solution will be but they say they will go Back to court with in weeks if there is no movement from the the Metis want the courts to Issue a declaration that politicians and land agents swindled their ancestors out of land promised to them when Manitoba became a Metis the descendants of French and Indian mixed marriages claim they didst get about 85 per cent of the Hec fighting a fire Sun photo by Desmond Murray a Brandon firefighter removes a piece of siding at a House on the 700 Block of 16th Street around damage estimates were unavailable for the Tares of land promised to about of their ancestors by the Manitoba act of the supreme court decision overturned a june 1988 ruling by the Manitoba court of Appeal which said the federation could not go before a judge to argue the the court issued its ruling just see Metis 2 Rural fairs in say Industry spokesmen agricultural decline partially blamed by Leah Bradish Sun staff Canadas fairs and exhibitions Are struggling to an Indus try spokesperson members of a panel discussion cited restrictive reduced the decline in Agri culture and conflicts with local governments As the major stumbling blocks facing Canadas fairs during the Canadian association of exhibitions 63rd National Conyer fairs used to be the Only show in Don general manager of the Calgary Stampede said with the farm population declining and Competition from other the scope of fairs has been narrowed and revenues drastically he Elwood general manager of the exhibition said the answer is change particularly at the government the world has changed and fair Industry has to change dramatically to Hart the fundamental problems cant be solved with More with a few modifications to existing legis lation or through maintaining the status we have to get the message to government to change the restrictive legislation governing agricultural Hart described most legislation governing agricultural societies and fairs As archaic passed before 1905 when the Federal government wanted to promote Canada has changed to a High Urban and Industrial country and less than four per cent of the population is involved in the Agri cultural he the legislation and fund ing for fairs is still through Federal and provincial agricultural depart ments and Therese been no Funda mental changes to the we Are trying to function under terms of reference for a society that no longer Hart and others on the panel called for the Federal and Provin Cial governments to set up depart ments that Deal with fairs and Hexhi see fairs 2 vote delayed on rezoning land for dump expansion Battle Over Souris Landfill site continues by Lynden Behm Sun staff pressure from environmentalists has at least temporarily stalled a plan to expand the waste disposal the Rural municipality of g ten Wood delayed a vote on whether to rezone land so Hec Tares could be acquired to add onto the dump that is nearly filled to Murray Janz said the pm is being squeezed by the town of where most of the garbage conies and the environmentalists who Are afraid seepage May contaminate the Souris Are caught in the said who is also a member of the District planning commission which includes representatives of the pm and it is the municipality the pm that is taking All the heat and it is not our prob it is not our said Janz who de scribed the vol ume of garbage hauled by pm residents As peanuts com pared to what the town the pm May still proceed with the rezoning simply because a suit Able site for a new dump has t been found and the existing grounds Are almost Janz we Are leaning a Shade towards having it but who Cooper knows anything can happen be tween now and the next meeting March Eleanor Cooper is a representative of a new environmental organization in Souris called clean citizens lobby for environmental action she says it appears toxins in the Earth beneath the dump May be leeching into the while there May be patches of there is also Sandy soil in the dump As a geologists report shows water under the disposal grounds which is about 150 metres North of the River runs Cooper stated in a presentation to the pm Council last leaching toxic waste into the River would occur and the site should be even if the dump is a Geo technical study is needed to see expansion 2 controversial refuse site Sun photo by Lynden Behm garbage piles up in Souris current

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