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Medicine Hat News (Newspaper) - October 26, 1990, Medicine Hat, Alberta ,pc>iobir2� i08o�a doors opening Vancouver up an ramp decision to allow native indians to Wear braids while in uniform will open the door to the Force a Veteran mountie said thursday. A a it san important decision because it will allow More aboriginal canadians to join the Force a said sgt Jim Greyeyes. A in the past in be had native people say to me they would have joined except for the ramp Clinef commissioner Norman Inkster made the braid announcement earlier this week. It follows a decision to allow orthodox sikhs to Wear turbans while in uni form. Wearing braids is traditional and shows spirituality Amoni indians in m the Prairies an it parts of Eastern Canada said Greyeyes a 25-year ramp Veteran. Its not customary among . Natives he said. Violence feared Winnipeg up a parents at an Interlake Indian Reserve have pulled 58 children from school because of fears a dispute Over the bands finances will turn violent. A i fear for their safety a said Edwin Edwards who removed his three children from the Lake Manitoba Reserve school on wednesday. A everyone is getting the Reserve has been split into factions by a Long running dispute Over the Way the Bant has spent Federal of teds. Some residents accuse the chief and band com Pillors of diverting thousands of dollars from the education budget without explanation. A we want the chief and Council to Tell us where the Money is going a said Joseph Missy bit. About 25 natives and some of their children brought their complaints to Indian affairs department officials in Winnipeg on thursday bail set Hamilton up a bail has been set at $5 x each for two american fugitives arrested in Hamilton after their break from a Maryland jail was Fea Turied on the . Crime show unsolved mysteries. Edgar Kerns 30, and Sandra Beeman 46, were arrested last week at a local Motel after the owners recognized them on the show which features unsolved crimes and disappearances and asks viewers for help. The couple face charges in Canada of Araud forgery using false names fraudulently obtaining lodging and theft Emder $1,000. Kems is wanted in the United states for escaping custody aug 29. He was serving time for grand larceny. Beeman was his guard at the jail and is alleged to have helped him escape. Birds dead Quebec c3> about 200 Birds have died since the grounding last week of the Rio Orinoco in the Gulf of st Lawrence fit the Island of Anticosti Denis Lehoux a biologist with the Canadian wildlife service said thurs cd. The Birds were unable to Fly because their feathers were stuck together with fuel Oil him the ship. Quot we tried to capture some of them to take care of them but bad weather forced us temporarily to abandon the attempt. When we returned most of them had Richard Lessard a spokesman for the Canadian coast guard said about 80 men Are working to clean up the Hore of the Island near the idea ship. More than half be work is done he said. It will take at least another week to do the rest. Costs not covered Halifax up Nova Scotia medicare will not cover the Cost of abortions at or. Henry Morgentaler a Halifax clinic health minister George Moody said thursday. Moody said medicare will continue to pay Only for abortions at approved hospitals. A the policy prior to the previous court Case was that we did no to pay for abortions in clinics a said Moody. A we will pay for them in the hospitals and that policy Hasni to changed. If there comes a time it must be reviewed it will be Morgentaler immediately responded with a threat of Leral action saying he would instruct his lawyer to take All necessary Steps to have the medicare provisions changed. 111 ii l >1 Vul mix a ii 1 a t Lili

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