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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 6, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg free press april Page 2 Richard provincial editor Maureen free Fless Tvan Meech Battle brewing in Beausejour population Boom there has been a population explosion on to Jefferies Glenboro farm during the past three he stands yesterday with some of the 60 calves born during that time As their mothers nonchalantly Survey the local Thompsons 16 tax increase linked to school spending by Maureen Houston Thompson homeowners will face a 16percent increase in property taxes this largely due to a jump in school division with taxpayers also expected to be hit hard by province wide property reassessments conducted last the four Mill hike in the municipal Levy will be an extra blow for Thompson Bill co Maskey said in a recent Comaskey said he is disappointed in the hefty 12percent increase in the school Levy when City Council managed to keep its own tax in crease to a lean per the last component of the Overall municipal provincial school will increase by per it bothers me that we have to approve the school divisions Bud get when we kept ours to a mini a firs term were not even allowed to ques Tion them the school Board on Why the increase was so i think taxpayers Are going to be upset and i want to Point out where to put the Comaskey said he wants to see changes made to the municipal compelling school boards to justify their budgets to the local govern ments that must ultimately collect Comaskey blames trustees City Council gave first Reading to the 1990 municipal budget earlier this week setting a combined Mill rate of one Mill is equal to for every of assess comparisons with last years Mill rate Are difficult because of the City manager Carol Soble for the same she was unable to say How much extra the average Homeowner will pay in taxes this mystery Lake school division chairman Paul Power said the school tax hike is in line with in creases levied in previous he said it is difficult to keep expenses Down in a budget in which staff salaries comprise More than 80 per we had to really trim the budget to keep tax increases Down to 12 per Power the amount of control we have Over salaries is fairly if teachers contract negotiations break Down and a school Board sets its budget with Only a three or four per cent tax youll tend to face Power said the Only Way to control such costs would be to reduce which would cause education pro Grams to it is difficult to compare the school budget with the he because a school division is people youve got to have teachers and when youre dealing with so Many that gets division assistant superintendent Waldo Klassen blamed the province for not providing sufficient funding to cover increased costs of special education and much needed expansion of the divisions budget increased million this year to the 12percent tax hike needed to cover the extra expenditures will Cost the average taxpayer about More a Klassen he was if this figure is based on the new property assess mounties assaulted during drug raid two ramp officers were assaulted during a drug raid in Brandon wednesday evening that netted police two suspects and four Grams of cocaine not to mention a Bloo died nose and a sore Brandon ramp staff Eric Carlson said yesterday the officers were assaulted by a male occupant of a Brandon House they raided shortly after 9 Carlson said the Man punched one officer in the Back and another offi cer in the face after they grabbed his wife when she attempted to leave a room she was told to stay in while the search was being Carlson said neither of the officers required treatment or missed any work As a result of the attacks but the Force int taking the incident it want a very serious assault but were always concerned when one of our members is Carlson adding two charges of assaulting a peace officer and one charge of obstructing a peace officer were Laid against the the mans wife was also charged with obstructing a peace he Carlson said ramp drug officers cooperated with two Brandon police officers in the which was sparked by an Anonymous police found four Grams of cocaine in the House As Well As some drug Carlson adding both residents have been charged with Possession of cocaine for the purpose of charged Are Brent Cameron Radke and Carol Ann both of Carlson 250 colonies of bees destroyed in High Bluff fire by Randy Turner a min Meech Lake controversy pitting parents of frenc Himmer Sion and English program students against one another is brewing in the Agassiz school the school boards chairman More than residents in the division have signed a petition opposing a request by the Frenchis version parents to have services about 200 parents packed a Beau sejour school auditorium at the boards regular meeting earlier this week to present the a spokesman for the English pro Gram parents said the request for expanded French immersion ser vices triggered an emotional Back lash in the prompting several angry residents to circulate the Peti we dont want a War in Pat Johnson were not saying do away with the immersion pro were saying enough is weve put up with it for so Long and its Johnson said French immersion students Benefit from smaller classes at the expense of English program funding dictates that immersion students receive More Money per capita than English she they dont realize How tired peo ple Are of giving so much to so Johnson of the students in both Beau sejour 133 Are enrolled in French in the petition claimed that the immersion program created an elitist educational in which a Small number of students receive preferential its almost like they want a Pri vate she if they want a private let them pay for French immersion group spokesman Russ Wyc Hreschuk countered while classes in the program May be the Quality of education is suffering from a Lack of teachers and for in Beausejour elementary the Grade 7 and an estimated 250 colonies of Honey lines were killed near Portage la Prairie wednesday evening after a fire engulfed a wintering shed the bees were being stored ramp said the which started about 8 caused an estimated Howard Kearley adding it could have been a lot we managed to save about eight million so at least have something to rebuild Kearley Kearley said the at a Honey making operation in High about 15 Kilometres Northeast of appeared to have been caused by a faulty Heater in the an investigation is he daily Deal yesterdays results Are Queen of Queen of Ace of clubs and 9 of a match of All four playing cards on one selection wins times the a match of three playing cards wins 30 times the Wager and a match of two playing cards wins three times the deaths classified death husband of Iris of widow of cart of Medford husband of Pauline of widow of Norman of husband of Mary Frederick Francis of husband of Eugenia Frances widow of Joseph William of Eileen Marie widow of Albert of Pilot Joseph of formerly of Victoria and Winnipeg Mona of Oak of los an formerly of husband of Nell widow of Joseph Mother of Dine and Micheal husband of Esther Oliver James husband of Jenny of formerly of sky Grade 8 French immersion classes Are combined under one teacher who handles All course he who has four Chil Dren in the divisions immersion said the situation reminds him of the Days of on room we didst want a War in town were saying enough is enough when we enrolled our son in the we never meant to Trade off the Quality of education Hes Wyc Hreschuk far from Wyc Hreschuk noted that any student can enrol in the he added that French immersion parents expect the Board to expand the service into at least one High school next As they want the service at the elementary level to be upgrade we Are he i feel the school Board has an obligation to present a High school Board chairman Barry Bence said a special Board meeting is scheduled for wednesday to As sess French immersion needs for the he noted that the de mands presented by immersion parents have left the Community decidedly split on the the requests provoked a very emotional Bence it irritated a lot of Goodwill we have for the French immersion they English program parents Are angry and As a Bence anticipates that trustees will have difficulty satisfy ing either were in a tight he we have our own Little mini Meech Lake problems in our own school trustee june Mcdougald were in a Nowin she were damned if we do and damned if we University picks Man for times the Choice of a marketing and management expert As bran Don University new president reflects the growing Challenge pos secondary institutions face in Tough economic the chairman of the schools Board of governors Dennis a professor of marketing and associate Dean of the University of Manitoba management Fracul will become the new president Brent Mills announced were looking to Anderson to develop contacts with the Busi Ness Community and fundraising bodies that can help us Deal with the challenges of the Mills said agreed his big Gest task will be to maintain 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