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Rossburn Review (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Rossburn, Manitoba The Rossburn review saturday december 18,1999 3hickes first elected speaker to legislature by Len Derkach with the very Busy and exciting Holiday season upon us i along with my colleagues in the pc caucus at i he Manitoba legislature would like to thank you for taking the time to reflect with us on some political events that have occurred during the last few weeks of 1999. The Manitoba legislature made history on nov. 18 when George Hickes the la for Point Douglas became Manitoba a first elected speaker. Not Only is Hickes the first elected speaker in our history he is also the first speaker of inuit descent. We Are All sure Hickes will bring fairness and Honor to his distinguished position. His honour Peter Liba the lieutenant governor of Manitoba presented the speech from the throne on nov. 25 to open the first session of this new legislature. The throne speech was somewhat disappointing in that it did not provide a vision for continued economic growth and Only reiterate the a Dpi a Campaign promises the major issues facing our Rural communities As a result of the farm crisis received Only Brief mention. Upon our return to the legislature however All members of the legislature agreed to bring Forward and support a Resolution calling on the Federal government to increase support for agricultural producers in our province. All members regardless of political Stripe understand just How serious the situation our Farmers Are facing is. As Well our 24-member official opposition team went to work immediately after the general election to make sure the nip government honour the commitments they made to Manitoban during the fall election Campaign. It appears doer is legislature on Christmas break members of the Manitoba legislative Assembly agreed to adjourn the House for the Christmas break last week following the nov. 18 election of the speaker and the nov. 25 throne speech that inaugurated the first session of the 37th legislature the first under the leadership of Premier Gary doer a in just Over two months in office we have accomplished a great Deal a said doer. A by calling Back the House just weeks after coming to office we have demonstrated our commitment to convening the legislature in both the fall and Spring of each year which was not the Case last year. In addition for the first time in Manitoba history we elected the speaker of the the Premier also pointed to Progress in legislation a enacting pro inner City legislation to prevent unscrupulous landlords from a a flipping their properties to evade work orders and a introducing legislation to ban bulk removals of Manitoba water and to ban penned Hunting in the province. A i am pleased with the legislative initiative already taken by this government a doer said. Id like to take this Opportunity to wish All Manitoban a Safe and Happy Holiday the Las will return to work in january for committee meetings and constituency work. The next sitting of the House will Likely be Between mid March and Early april when the nip will present its first budget. The 57-seat legislative Assembly currently has 32 new democratic party members 24 progressive conservatives and one Liberal. Already finding it difficult to live up to his election commitments hallway Medicine just wont go away. The nip also promises Manitoban they would follow the balanced budget Law. Balanced budgets do not happen without a government putting in a great Deal of hard work to ensure spending does no to get out of control. It appears the new government is finding this quite a Challenge and they continue to put the blame on our party. Our response has been and will continue to be that we balanced the budget for five consecutive years and we would have done so again had we been Given the mandate. As your la. I will continue to work on your behalf to ensure doer and his nip government make decisions that Are in the Best interest of All Manitoban. We will continue to hold them accountable for their actions and broken promises. On behalf of my family. P ease allow me to take this Opportunity to wish you and yours a wonderful Holiday season and the Best of Luck in the coming year. Please feel free to Contact me with any questions or concerns at 204 945-4812, or mail me at room 132, Manitoba legislature Winnipeg Man. R3c 0v8. Interest shown in palliative course by Catherine Larocque i would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and Happy millennium Welcome to town Dorothy Chegwyn i Hope you enjoy your new Home. There will be no meals in december As there Are too Many parties and meals going on. Those of you who phoned about the palliative care course Here is information for you we will Start our course on feb. 7, it will be held every monday and wednesday in the Hospital conference room in Rossum at 7 30 . The Cost will be $30.00/person or less if More sign up. I will need your service for seniors Money by Jan. 21 at the latest so i can order the materials. I am still looking for Handi Van Drivers to drive Only when needed. If you have a class 4 and would be interested and like people please Call 859-2851 former Vin or 859-2720 for me. Done to forget if you need any Handyman work done Keesee Man charged in shooting incident a dispute Between two Brothers after a drinking party has left one Man in Hospital and the other facing charges. The Elphinstone office of the Yellowhead ramp report they were called to a Home on the Keesee to Ovenin first nations in the Early morning hours of dec. 12. The police investigation revealed that the 46-year-old Man shot his 41-year-old brother once after an argument. The Man was taken to the Brandon regional health Centre where was listed in stable condition. His brother was charged with attempted murder discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life and assault with a weapon. Nesbitt publishing Ltd. Holiday schedule for the Birtle Eye witness Hamiota Echo Rossum review Shoal Lake Star and Crossroads newspapers saturday dec. 25.deadline monday dec. 20 at 11 00 . Papers mailed on wednesday dec. 22 saturday Jan. 1.no papers issued saturday Jan. 8. Regular deadlines in effect All our offices will be open dec. 20, 21 and 22 All offices will be closed from dec. 23 to Jan. 3 inclusive around your Home Call me and i will help set something up for you. If you Are a senior and Are new to the Community Call me so i can meet you and introduce you to people and gel you involved with the activities Here. To All the ladies that made cookies for the Community Christmas party they were like no other cookies they were so Good and appreciation to Scott for hanging All the decorations. Catherine Larocque can be reached at 859-2720. New Sirje hrs starting Jan. 3 Hedley a store Sears in Rossum will have new hours monday Friday 9 00 . -5 00 . Closed saturdays notice the . And town of Rossum municipal offices will be closed As follows december 25 and 27 december 31 closed at 3 00 . January 3, 2000 recycling pick up on december 23 garbage pick up on december 28 amp january 4 Rossum elementary school Christmas concert tuesday dec. 21 7 30 . V Rossum elementary school gym a Silver collection a Public notice effective 8 00 . December 24 until 8 00 . January 4 due to physician shortage the Rossburn District health Centre emergency department and clinic will be closed and will not be Able to provide emergency services for emergencies Call ambulance 859-2413

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