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Dauphin Herald (Newspaper) - April 10, 1990, Dauphin, Manitoba Ltd h Clit la cd cd of Ltd bowl a. A i a a a m it of a 00 Joo a a of a o 2 a it Ltd h x a it a ct5 cd <3 x la co a 5 s a h 2k a 02� la o h 00 j w 2 a hardware store owner cames on by inside today s Herald wheelchair athlete gets help a 1 tuesday april 10, 1990 Dauphin Manitoba Index sports. C1 classifieds. C3 editorials. A4 vol. 94 no. 29 potential Dauphi nites tour the town decentralization workers assess possible move Here James Sunset Dauphin Herald by James Sunset Herald staff writer a group of Manitoba government employees affected by decentralization left town with smiles saturday following a Day Long Welcome to Dauphin tour organized by the Dauphin Opportunity Centre. The 12-member entourage including six workers from the department of vital statistics two spouses and four dependents said they were impressed with the town As they boarded a charter bus bound for Winnipeg. Two of the workers visiting Here were not directly affected by the provincial governments plans to move services from Winnipeg to Rural Manitoba. Visitors were whisked around town in three mini vans supplied by local car dealers and retailers. The tour itinerary included Brief stops at subdivision and recreation areas East of Dauphin a visit to the selo site and North end of Riding Mountain Park and town and mall walkabouts. Doc manager Mike Gavin said the tour originally called for 16 people to visit the town but plans changed because people cancelled for various reasons. Gavin said while Altona Brandon and Portage have started similar efforts to Deal with government workers affected by decentralization Dauphin is one of the first communities to conduct a tour. Jack Russell an assistant of decentralization coordinator Syd Reimer said tuesday the decentralization committee normally picks up the transportation costs for the tour while the town absorbs costs for meals and Coffee. In an interview earlier saturday afternoon Dennis and Lily Adams said they Are contemplating a move to a Small town. Lily a Job is not affected by decentralization but the couple said because of the government s plans they were inspired to consider relocating Here. The couple has lived in an Urban setting for the past 12 years. A we kind of expected a quiet sleepy sort of town a Dennis said but quickly added he was surprised by the activity Here and impressed by the cleanliness of the town. A a in a really consider moving from a City to a Small place a Lily said. A a there a still plenty for us to do and its less the couple said their daughter is finishing Grade 12 this year and May have to live apart from the family if she decides to go on to University. Marjorie Kreton director of vital statistics faces a similar situation. Commenting personally in an interview she said her son Christopher Bond 19, who is completing his first year of studying Fine arts at the University of Manitoba would be forced to remain in Winnipeg if the family relocated. She said son Sean Kreton six would move to Dauphin with her if she relocated Here. A i guess in a ambivalent a Kreton adding that at the same time she a excited about the Prospect. A Small communities have always appealed to me personally a Kreton said. A maybe when i retire i would think about retiring to a Small she said she did no to expect it to happen this soon or quite this Way. Dennis said the Dauphin tour gave Lily and him an Opportunity see the town first hand and consider their two main concerns housing and employment for Dennis. A a in a not a professional a he said. A a in a just a poor working the visitors had some concerns alleviated during an afternoon Coffee break with see alternative/a2 not a car showroom the architect who designed the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Dauphin made the double doors wide enough to Back a car through but forgot to install a ramp. Nevertheless a temporary ramp on the Steps saturday helped get this new vehicle into place for a Cibic promotion this month. What future for Churchill Manitoba fails to get Federal commitment for Grain port by James Sunset Herald staff writer talks with senior Federal officials have failed to result in any positive answers coming Forward on the Fate of Manitoba a Northern port of Churchill highways and transportation minister Albert Dredger said monday in Dauphin. Dredger told about 140 people at the Hudson Bay route association Bra 47th annual banquet he is waiting for a Federal rail stabilization study to determine the Cost of upgrading the line to Churchill. In an interview later he said Ottawa should cover up grading costs a which he estimated could a because the province is in no position to carry the Load in Light of recent cuts in Transfer payments and negative economic decisions by the Federal government. A a it a unrealistic to think of us picking up any More responsibility than we have now a he said. He said Manitoba has contributed $100,000 per year since 1988 to keep port of Churchill development Board going when Saskatchewan and Alberta withdrew their assistance. He said since 1975 the province has spent $1 million per year on Churchill to help keep the Community functioning. The port of Churchill development Board is being disbanded and made into the Churchill development Board to Deal with the Community As a whole he said. The province is committed to keeping the port alive through lobbying efforts coordinated with the Bra various communities organizations and associations he said. Dredger told the crowd a if Ever the association had a Challenge ahead of it it is now in reference to the work of the Bra to get a Long term agreement from the Federal government to continue operating the port. In an interview following dredge re a speech Dauphin la and former transportation minister John Lohman said lobbying efforts Are not enough. A if we re going to lose All of it we have to be prepared to put up some Money where our Mouth is a Lohman said. He said if Dredger believes the situation is desperate the highways minister would drum up support from the tory caucus to provide financial assistance for Churchill. A the does no to have the Clear support of his Cabinet and Leader and that a sending a divided message to Ottawa a Lohman said. Lohman said the Provin see pay the producer/a2 new Rural recreation announced Lily and Dennis Adams do some shopping Here. By Sheri Clegg Herald staff writer the Manitoba government has allocated $1.8 million to Rural and Northern Manitoba communities to ensure they have Access to Money enabling them to develop recreational opportunities. Culture heritage and recreation minister Bonnie Mitchelson made the announcement saturday morning by interactive satellite. She spoke to representatives from six regions in Manitoba including the Parkland. About 17 people from government representatives to recreation directors and volunteers in the Parkland Region met at smitty a lounge to hear the ministers presentation Yia the a technology of the although the satellite Sig Nal did not transmit representatives were Able to hear the audio and then ask questions of the minister after a few false starts. Mitchelson said the $1.8 million commitment is a two year program with the option of extending for an additional three years. The Money is from the lotteries fund and should be accessible by mid summer. The minister indicate the program is based on the principles that local govern ments play a primary role that communities recognize the importance of Strong partnerships that the importance volunteers play in developing and providing recreation is recognized and that better co operation greater sharing and program development must be encouraged among departments and the Community. Mitchelson said Grants will have a $5,000 maximum but added there will be a additional assistance for projects demonstrating local co operation. A the fund will be flexible. The program has been announced. There is no criteria she said her department wants an idea of How municipalities want the Money spent. It is sending letters to municipal governments asking them for their input. A a we re looking at new initiatives that Are innovative. We re looking at people to come through with new ideas a Mitchelson said. Under the program a Community can submit As Many projects As it wishes but local governments will help screen applications to establish priorities. Money can to be used for capital or equipment purchases Mitchelson said saying it must be for a those things not available she said a Grant will be Given based on an applications Merit and dollars will be distributed based on the number of applications the department receives and their Quality. Parkland representatives were worried the $1.8 million program might mean individual municipalities would have to contribute More Money to recreation. Bernie Chrisp chairman of the Dauphin Parks and recreation committee told the minister local recreation districts Are stretched to the limit now and More requests for funding might make some councils withdraw their financial support. A if it does Cost municipalities More Money it Means there is More support a Mitchelson said. A i done to know what the implications will a a we re not asking communities to specifically match the $5,000, but that they get behind and support the she said

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