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Medicine Hat News (Newspaper) - December 6, 1985, Medicine Hat, Alberta Focus to listings no friends create Breaks for unassuming cellist focus Page 5 minister May reconsider Hargrave tops committee Page a3 Medicine hat news Friday december 6, 1985-Index-weather Cloudy flurries 30 per cent Chance of precipitation saturday High 03 Low -04 map Page c3 Bourassa critical new York up Freer Trade with the United states could Lead to Canada being swallowed by its Southern neighbor Quebec remier designate Robert Murassa is quoted As saying in fridays edition of the new York times. The times quotes him As saying free Trade will Lead to a customs Union Between the two countries which will Lead to common political institutions. A there is an internal dynamism in the integration process a Bourassa is quoted As saying. A if we Start one degree of economic integration it will be difficult to Stop the bomb blast kills Man Brussels Reuter one person was killed when a bomb exploded today in the main courthouse in Liege Western Belgium several hours after a coordinated bomb attack on nato pipeline installations in Belgium and France. Initial reports said two died in the Liege bombing but police later corrected the figure to one. The blast occurred As newly qualified Young lawyers were about to attend a swearing in ceremony. The ceiling collapsed and the explosion caused extensive damage to the building witnesses said. Today Ann bridge.c3 business stocks.a6-8 City news.a3 classified.c4-6 comics.c3 crosswords.c4 Don mcgillivray.a4 doonesbury.a5 de willes.b1 editorial.a4,5 entertainment.c2,7,8 horoscope.c3 International news.m4,15 Mike royko.a4 National news.a10,12 notices.c6 scorebnnrd.85,8 tv.a2. I a t soviets Purchase Prairie Grain by Clyde Graham Winnipeg up Canadian Farmers should be relieved the soviet Union has agreed to a new Multi billion Dollar Deal to buy 25 million tonnes of Prairie Grain Over the next five years a Grain growers spokesman said thursday. A a we re fortunate to have the russians As customers a said Roy Cusi tar an official of Farmer owned United Grain growers Ltd. With mountains of surplus Grain piling up around the word Custar said there was no reason the soviet Union have taken its chances buying Grain on the open Market. Earlier thursday a beaming Charlie Mayer Canadas wheat Board minister announced the new Long term agreement. The new pact takes effect aug 1, when the existing five year agreement with the soviets expires. A i think it is very much a coup for Canadian Farmers a Mayer said in an interview. The new agreement was reached despite continued soviet pressure to boost its imports to Canada. For every $75 Worth of Grain and other goods Canada Sells to the soviet Union canadians Only buy $1 Worth of soviet imports. Mayer said its Clear the soviets want to ease their Trade deficit with Canada and urged Farmers to consider buying More soviet goods such As tractors. Under the new agreement which will be officially signed next year in Moscow the soviet Union a by far Canadas most important Grain customer a is committed to continue buying top Quality wheat and some livestock feed grains from Canada. The current agreement with the soviets also called for the Purchase of a minimum of 25 million tonnes of Canadian Grain Over five years. Mayer said the soviets have already purchased a total of 30 million tonnes under the current agreement and could also exceed the minimum Purchase level of the new soviet coverup a team Canada s Paul Cavallini lost sight of the game in Hamilton thursday when Alexander Jozhe Vinikov demonstrated the old Glove in the face routine. Soviet referee Yuri Kara Din offered a hand to help out the defenceless Canuck. The game ended 5-2, in favor of the soviets. Story Page b1. A up laser photo annexation reactions varied agreement. The soviet Union traditionally buys about one Quarter of All the Grain Canada exports each year. Mayer said Grain prices will be set whenever the soviet Union undertakes to buy fixed amounts of Grain under the Deal. Analysts say its difficult to estimate the value of the new agreement As Grain prices generally fluctuate daily. However at current world prices the new pact could be Worth Between $5 billion and $7 defend bailout by Les Whittington Southam news Ottawa a finance minister Michael Wilson defended the governments financial watchdogs thursday in the face of mounting evidence that officials ignored warning signs about serious problems at the now failed Canadian commercial Bank. A a it a hard for me to say a if Ottawa should have been More vigilant Wilson told the Estey commission when it was suggested the government had ample information on the cd by a troubles Long before it organized a bailout of the Bank last March. But minister of state for finance Barbara Mcdougall who also testified at the hearings admitted the government did not have the a right information when it engineered the $255-million Rescue package. In separate appearances both Wilson and Mcdougall stood firm under questioning about the Federal governments declaration in March that with the help of the bailout the cab would be in a Strong position of solvency. Wilson said the statement was a supportable by the facts As 1 understood them at the that statement and subsequent remarks the commons by him and Pali. Strickland of the news the possibility Redcliff May be annexed by Medicine hat draws mixed reactions from City officials and residents. Some see increased provincial Grants and economies of scale As two convincingly positive results of joining the two. Others think the proposal to Annex the town is far More Complex than a first glance would suggest and fear it could ultimately prove very expensive to hat ratepayers. Many critics believe the Issue is so important it should be put to a vote in a Medicine hat plebiscite. The joint Redcliff Medicine hat steering committee on annexation is meeting this afternoon to consider statistical reports and analyses of the costs Ana benefits prepared by City staff with help from Redcliff administrators. After reviewing this material members of the committee May make a recommendation As to whether the City should begin the process of annexing the town says iat mayor Ted Grimm. A a we la review and prepare the initial recommendation ii we re any decision on a recommendation will go to City Council for review at its dec. 16 meeting the mayor says. Representing the City on the steering committee Are Aid. Lyle Flynn Aid. Ken Sauer and Grimm. Aid. Graham Kelly is an alternate. Mayor Kaye Osgood coun. Everett Burk and coun. Art dirkson represent Redcliff. Coun. Jim wooing sits As alternate. Aid. Flynn says he generally favors annexing Redcliff although he is still waiting for the final reports and figures. A was the City starts to expand to the West there a not going to be much room left Between Medicine hat and Redcliff and there la be one Community before too Long if the City and province grow the Way we think they its bound to be of great Benefit to both to merge As one Flynn says. He thinks the City will enjoy economies of scale because of the resulting population increase. Aid. Lee Anderson also favors joining the two. A i think if there a any Cost to the local citizens it will be minimal and because of the Overall benefits it will repay itself in Many ways. A i was Neutral on the matter be fore but since Redcliff residents took the Steps to bring it about i have no Choice but to support their Anderson refers to the May plebiscite in which town residents voted 55-45 in favor of annexation continued on Page a3 in Mcdougall had been shaped by desire to a give the Bank every Chance a Wilson added. Mcdougall admitted she had not been Given All the available evidence on the cab by inspector general of Banks William Kennett before the bailout decision. In particular she had not seen a . Federal Reserve Board report continued on a9 Masse sitting on powder Keg Southam news Toronto a resurrected communications minister Marcel Masse has been handed a political hot potato in the form of a secret govern killing prompts resignations by Peter Bacogeorge Southam news red Earth sask Walter Knox is certain he was doing a Good Job with his hard to teach students on this isolated Indian Reserve but just As sure he had to leave the Job he loved Archie Bruce had to leave too even thou i after 30 years of teaching he was principal of a school he likes was Well treated and led a just an excellent Bunch of Ken Hodgins. Director of education for the red Earth Indian band will not Only have to find replacement teachers willing to come to this Cree Indian Reserve 200 Kilometres East of Prince Albert hell have to answer questions about what happened to make people like Knox and Bruce leave their jobs. In mid november teacher Jeffrey Bredin. 24, was shot and killed As he stood in front of his Home 50 metres from the school where just two months earlier he had begun his first teaching Job. Bredin who friends say came Here after his studies at Dalhousie University because he was determined to teach was investigating a noise outside his Home near Midnight when he was shot. Before police arrested the three teenagers who now face first degree murder charges an area Farmer had also been shot and seriously wounded. Now the band and the school Are trying to reassemble the education t program that teaches about 275 students. The shots that killed Bredin have also scattered his former colleagues. Knox and Bruce Are among eight teachers who resigned from the 20-teacher staff in the week following the shooting. Knox 32, was in his second year teaching special education students in the modern Well equipped High school. He decided to leave because of the Way the band handled teachers written concerns about their personal safety after Breding a death. Knox said the teachers sent the chief and band Council their list of concerns about alcohol abuse firearms use threats to teachers and break ins and thefts at teacher residences. Among the incidents were three break ins at Knox a Reserve Home in an eight month period some gunfire on halloween night that prompted one female teacher to plug in an Iron that she planned to use As Protection if her Nome was entered and someone waving a Butcher knife through an open classroom window As a teacher taught her Young students. A we wanted to see some Concrete action. But the teachers Felt our concerns weren to being dealt with by the band a Knox said. A and we Felt if those conditions continued to exist the same situation As in the Bredin shooting could happen continued on a9 ment inspired report on Federal cultural spending. Southam news has Learned that the report which was commissioned in the summer As part of Deputy prime minister Erik Nielsen a task Force review on government spending contains several explosive recommendations. Among them a an end to the present status of the National arts Centre in Ottawa As an Independent federally owned and financed corporation dedicated to excellence in the performing arts. Instead the Centre would be turned Over either to the City of Ottawa and adjoining municipalities or else to the National capital commission to function primarily As a n or tourist attraction i Pular commercial fare. A cutbacks of As much $20 million in the $63-million budget of the National film Board with the further requirement that the Board concentrate on experimental productions Only and leave its More mainstream movie making to private Industry. A abolition of government funding of major National service organizations

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