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Medicine Hat News (Newspaper) - May 14, 1990, Medicine Hat, Alberta A2 monday May 14,1990, the Medicine hat news growers Hail breeder rights Bill acceptance Dean Pelkey of the news a Bill giving Plant breeders exclusive rights to sell new varieties for up to 18 years is being applauded by the Western Canadian wheat growers association As an Opportunity for Prairie Farmers to take advantage of improved varieties of Grain seed. But the nip agriculture critic says the Bill will add to farming costs by driving up the Price of seed. Bill c-15, the Plant breeders rights act was Given third Reading in the House of commons recently and is before the Senate. The Bill Grants Patent Protection to breeders developing new varieties of plants and allows breeders to select their own distributors and collect royalties from Sale of the plants. The Bill received letters of support from the Canadian federation of agriculture United Grain growers Ltd. And conditional support from the wheat Pool. A sure there Are concerns but our association has Felt All along that Farmers would ultimately not be Able to take advantage of the new varieties and technical developments without this legislation a said Janice Siekawitch Western Canadian Grain growers association communications officer. Since there has been no Patent Protection in the past breeders were reluctant to allow their new varieties into the Canadian Market she said. A other countries have legislation protecting Patent rights but we guarantee that Here so we Access the new the new varieties of Grain would increase yield and Are better suited for Prairie growing conditions Siekawitch added. A in terms of Public financing we think the new legislation will encourage Public and private research that might be on hold now because of Uncertain returns to go but vic Althouse nip agriculture critic and a Saskatchewan Grain Farmer said the Canadian Market is too Small to be serviced by multinational companies which Are concerned with Patent Protection. A the publicly developed Breeds have held us in Good Stead. In the . We be seen a trial in the Dakotas which has shown the Public varieties Superior to the private the legislation pertains More to the horticulture Industry where the people a feel they have to have the latest Tulip a Althouse added. A Grain Farmers Arentt so fad driven As they Are a he said. A so far Given my experience i think its Likely to make seed costs More Siekawitch said Farmers worry about rising seed costs because the marketplace will regulate prices. A ultimately Farmers As Consumers will dictate what they re prepared to spend. We done to give a lot of credence to the suggestion costs Wil Rise. A if a Developer brings out a variety that a More costly they wont have any buyers. The Market disciplines Althouse described the legislation As part of a move to further harmonize Canadian Laws with american Laws similar to what happened with drug Patent Law. A a we re the nip opposed because we done to think a system of patenting ideas and giving the owners the rights of Patent leaves civilization in Good hands particularly when it comes to food Accident hug a Tim Zeman holds his daughters Andrea 2, and Krista 3, after they were involved in a three vehicle Accident in South Edmonton on the weekend. One woman in another vehicle was injured and remains in Hospital. A up laser photo shape future women advised Edmonton up a women must shape society to meet their needs rather than let men do it a weekend conference on motherhood in the 1990s was told. During a workshop called mothers and paid work Marie Laing a new Democrat member of the Alberta legislature said if women want to be involved in the workforce a we have to Start creating the Structure that make it possible. A that Hasni to happened until now because women have allowed men to do it a she said. A but if we care about children about women and about families we have to make the social and economic structures respond to our needs. We have to say How do we As a society recognize and re Spond to those Laing said women have to push for employment options such As Job sharing and flexible time to give themselves equal Access to jobs while accommodating the heavy demands on their lives. They must fight sexual harassment and insist on High Quality child care and pay equity. A there is a cultural condition that does no to value what women do that assumes its a the Only Way to address this is through pay women must also shatter several myths including that they work for frivolous reasons and that women who take time off to have children Arentt serious about a career. Noth saurus nonsense a Volunteer Cheryl dash braves Chilly water to give this Noth saurus a a Dinosaur Marine reptile a replica a scrubbing at the Calgary zoo on the weekend. Staff and volunteers were Busy Spring cleaning the Dinosaur exhibit preparing for summer crowds. A up laser photo triple a tops for Martin Calgary up a Liberal leadership hopeful Paul Martin says he will a move heaven and Earth to ensure Canada gets a triple a Senate if he a made prime minister. A i would make getting a triple a Senate a prime constitutional goal a he said. A i will move heaven and Earth to have that happen. A Stan Waters who represented the Reform party in albertan a fall Senate election has not been appointed by the prime minister and there has been no word on whether that will happen. Martin in Calgary on the weekend said he would give an elected upper House the Power to hold up All legislation for six months and a veto on any legislation if two thirds of the Senate rules it is of a regional nature. Tire recycling charge still evolving for Klein Joffre Alta. Up a the Alberta government is not ready to Institute a province wide tire re cycling fee that proponents of a tire buying Plant at Trochu say is needed to make their project viable. Environment minister Ralph Klein says he i supports a fund to help keep Dis a carded tires out of landfills. But the minister on a tour of a greenhouse at the Nova Cor a age petrochemical site just outside the Central Alberta City of red Deer says he is still working on a strategy to apply and collect the fee from motorists. A joint Industry gov emment committee with representatives from Alberta Saskatchewan and Manitoba was set up last september to develop common approaches to encourage the Recy Klein cling of used tires. The committee recommended a $3.50 surcharge per tire and suggested it be added to the Cost of motor vehicle registrations. The Money would go into a recycling Pool to support a wide Range of tire recycling ventures. Pacific integrated waste systems sponsor of the proposed $13.5-million Trochu Plant has asked the province for a disposal fee of $3 to $3.50 per tire. Company officials say such a fee is needed to proceed wit i the Plant which would bum 1.2 million tires annually to generate electricity. The Alberta Energy resources conservation Board approved the Plant in late january. The Alberta environment department issued a permit less than a month later Ailer concluding the project is environmentally sound Klein acknowledged the project sponsor is concerned about the delay in approving a fee. But he said he does no to like the idea of motorists paying the Levy when they Register their vehicles. A it could be an administrative Nigl Itmari to attach it to vehicle registrations and it does no to reinforce the concept that the pol Luter pays a Klein says. A the manufacturers and the distributors Are deemed to be the polluters and perhaps they should be the ones responsible elks Bingo 2 pro called Bonanza plus Nickel bingos every tuesday night at 7 00 entry card $2.00 doors open at 6 blackout in 55 numbers progressive Bingo in 52 Jackpot lotto 6-49 Toronto up a the winning numbers in saturdays lotto-649 draw were 5,19, 21, 34, 43, and 49. The Bonus number was 32. The Jackpot of $2,095,381.80 was divided into three prizes of $698,460.60. The second prize Pool awarded to those Matching five regular numbers and the Bonus number had 12 winners of $65,965.70. The third prize Pool awarded to those Matching five regular numbers had 382 winners of $1,584.60. The fourth prize Pool awarded to those Matching four regular numbers had 18,755 winners of $62.00. In addition there were 321,516 prizes of $10 awarded to those Matching three regular numbers. There was a total of 340,668 prizes Worth $7,870,257.40. In Ontario the encore number was 9,2,9,7,9,1. The plus Winnipeg up a the winning number in saturdays $100,000 the plus draw is 345252. The extra Kamloops . Up a the four extra winning numbers for British Columbia on saturday were 5, 7, 27 and 59. A match on All four numbe4s wins $500,000. Keno Kamloops . Up a the winning numbers drawn saturday in the b. C. Keno lottery were 17,19, 28, 36, 46, 53, 54 and 55. The express Kamloops . Up a the winning numbers in the express draw for Jaguar cars were 897797, 349989, 336325 and 099164. Lotto by. Kamloops . Up a the winning lotto by numbers were 3, 17, 18, 26, 33 and 39. Lothario Toronto up a the six winning numbers in saturdays Lothario draw were 5, 10, 15, 18, 19 and 39. The Bonus number was 37. The Early Bird numbers were 7, 12, 28 and 32. Win Tario Toronto up a the five winning numbers in saturdays win Tario extra draw were 10,25, 34, 35 and 42. Daily Deal the daily Deal results for saturday Are Spades Queen hearts King clubs 6 diamonds King a match of All four cards on one selection wins 1,000 times the Wager. A match on three cards wins 30 times and a match on two cards wins three times the Wager. In the event of a discrepancy Between these numbers and the official winning numbers list the latter shall prevail. For collecting the Klein says he intends to raise the Issue with his government counterparts in Sauskat Clewein and Manitoba. Board threats Calgary up a members of the Calgary Public school Board received death threats after they supported a sikh girls Rit to Wear a ceremonial Dagger to school says a Board official. Eight death threats were phoned into school Board offices a seven against trustees and one against a senior administrator said acting Board chairman Margaret Lounds. The Calgary Board of education earlier this month re affirmed a 12-year-old girls right to Wear the Dagger in class on the grounds of religious tolerance. Baptized sikhs carry a 12-centimetre-Long Dagger called a Kirpan. Members of a group which picketed at the girls school earlier this month placed an and in a newspaper during the weekend to deny responsibility for the threats. A we were the ones who stood up and brought this Issue to the Public a attention so we want to make sure people know it Wasny to us who made the threats a said John Valentic a spokesman for the group. Hospice loses Calgary up a the salvation army is close to giving up on its plan to develop a special hospice in Calgary for victims of aids. Maj. Dave Perry says the group Likely wont pursue the idea if the province does no to come up with funding for a hospice this year. A we can to afford to do it on our the hospice would be a place where victims of acquired immune deficiency syndrome could stay until they die. The army has a proposal before health minister Nancy Betkowski but there has been no formal response. Perry said the plan depends on government support for both capital costs and operations. Neil Thomlinson president of aids Calgary said the City clearly needs a hospice. Council taxed. Calgary up a City administrators Are to ing to plan the 1991 municipal budget while awaiting news of How the Federal goods and services tax will affect their operations. Preliminary guidelines for the budget will be examined by aldermen next week at councils finance and budget committee. But committee chairman Aid. Dale Hodges is already warning potential fallout from the new tax could include labor unrest higher City Utility Bills and higher costs for running civic departments. Senior staff Are recommending Council hold wage settlements to 1990 Levels where possible a but several civic unions have already warned they re looking for More Money to offset an expected Cost of living increase due to the planned tax. A obviously its going to be a very difficult Hodges said recently. Petition set Calgary up a a Calgary Man who has spent the last four months collecting signatures on a petition against the proposed goods and services tax is finally ready to head for Ottawa. George Deveau has gathered almost 26,000 signatures of people opposed to the new seven per cent sales tax slated to come into effect in january. A it was hard some Days a he said. A it got cold and my pens were Deveau plans to leave for Ottawa tuesday and said he Hopes to collect at least one million signatures on the Way. He wants the Senate to delay the tax legislation for at least one year so it is close enough to a Federal election that the government will drop the idea. Tories tackled red Deer Alta. Up a carrying placards that read get stuffed tories and government sanctioned theft about 300 people attended a rally protesting the Federal goods and services tax sunday. Organizer Debbie Dunn said she would have liked to have seen More people out to support the rally. Last october More than 3,500 people crammed a protest meeting in this Central Alberta City. Dunn said stiff winds and spitting rain May have deterred some from attending sunday. Church services and family get together to celebrate mothers Day May also have had an Impact she said

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