Shoal Lake Crossroads in Shoal-Lake, Manitoba
8 Nov 2008

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8 Nov 2008

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Shoal Lake Crossroads (Newspaper) - November 8, 2008, Shoal Lake, ManitobaVolume 7 number 26 serving Birtle Hamiota Rossburn Shoal Lake and surrounding Region $ 1.00 per copy plus taxes s saturday november 8, 2008 Crossroads this week code to Cash grand prize Winner congratulations to Joe Jordens of Brandon Winner of the All inclusive trip for two to puerto vallarta. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Vanguard credit Union code to Cash contest. Our offices will be closed on remembrance Day a simple gift brings Hope to needy children Casino will be located near Brandon Brandon residents voted against a Ca sino in their City but what happens on their Doorstep is out of their control. In a recent announcement the prov Ince and the Assembly of Manitoba chiefs am revealed that a committee established to identify the Best location for a new Casino in Southwest Manitoba has selected a site in the Rural Munici Pality r. A of Elton North of the trans Canada Highway and on the West Side of Highway 10. This site is the Best location to Cap Ture the Market potential of this Region said attorney general Dave Chomiak minister responsible for the gaming control act. It will create opportunities for economic development for the Bene fit of All Manitoba first nations. As a significant entertainment attraction it will also create economic spinoffs for the entire Region. The proposed site was chosen by a group comprised of the first nation rolling River first nation and first nation. Process began in 2007 the selection of this recommendation stems from a process launched by the am and the province following a mar Ket study done in 2007. In response to a request for expressions of interest is sued in june 2008, four proposals were submitted by first nation site sponsors. The site selection committee was mandated to identify a site that will pro vide the most benefits for All 64 of the first nations in Manitoba said am grand chief Ron Evans. This was not an easy Job to do and we commend the members of the committees for their unwavering commitment to the site Selec tion process. The Casino will be planned and devel oped under a separate process led by the am and will be operated on behalf of All Manitoba first nations. The land where the new Casino will be built will be converted to Reserve status. The Ca sino will operate under the same Regula tory and operational framework that applies to South Beach and ase Nestak Ca Sinos.  area first nations select site in the Rural municipality of Elton eagles soar in opener Shoal Lake eagles Forward Robby Mymryk slips past Minnedosa bombers defender Brett Mcnabb for a Sho t on net minder Trent Madill As the North Central hockey league kicked off its 52nd season in Shoal Lake on wednesday nov. 5. Mymryk who played with the bombers last season was Thorn in their Side recording two goals and an assist As t he eagles won 7 2. Full details of the game on Page 20. Photo by Greg Nesbitt Crossroads this week by Marcie Harrison Crossroads this week what do tiny Mountain andean villages and wind swept desert communities have in common with people in Western Manitoba they have All experienced the Power of a simple gift. Thatus the message be Hind operation Christmas Childs oct 2008 shoe Box Campaign. A project of Samaritans purse oct is partnering with caring peo ple like Ron and Brenda Samchuk of Birtle to bring the simple gifts of Hope and Joy to needy children All Over the world. The Samchuk have been involved with oct for about 10 years. As volunteers they co ordinate the shoe Box Effort in the Birtle area distributing information and empty boxes then collecting the gift filled boxes and de livering them to Brandon. Residents generous each year the Samchuk deliver 200 300 boxes to Brandon thanks to the generosity of area residents including one woman who filled a total of 40 boxes in one year. Thatus an incredible number of boxes from our Little area says Ron. Its amazing to see the enthusiasm generated by this project. I know people who have slowly been gathering up things to put in their shoe boxes for months. To become a part of this years Effort to brighten the lives of children half Way around the world simply pick up a ready made oct Box or use your own shoe Box or plastic Container no larger than 9 x 12 x 15 inches fill it with Small items suitable for a child of your Choice include $ 7 per Box for shipping secure the Box with string then drop off the filled Box at a designated collection Point. You can choose to give a gift to a boy or girl and select one of the following age categories 2 4, 5 9, and 10 14. Small items work gift ideas include school supplies pens pencils sharpeners crayons writing paper solar calculator colouring books and Pic Ture books toys Small cars balls dolls stuffed animals kazoos Harmonicas Yoyos skipping rope and a Small etch a sketch Hygiene products tooth Brush bar of mild soap in a plastic bag comb and washcloths other hard Candy in manufacturers packaging shirts socks Ball Caps Small hand tools gloves sunglasses hair clips toy jewellery and a watch and personal note a family photo and encouraging note May also be included. Items that would not be suitable include toothpaste food items breakable Arti cles used items and liquids or items that leak melt or freeze. Ready made boxes and  operation Christmas child underway see boxes on Page 2

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