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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - August 11, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A4 Auto Auction Wedenesday Aug 12 7130 Roblin Blvd Instructed by the VEMA ( Provincial Government’s Vehicle & Equipment Management Agency) we will sell by UNRESERVED auction the following Vema Vehicles – 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid, 2011 Ford Expedition Xlt 4x4, 2011 Ford Expedition Xlt 4x4, 2011 Ford Escape Xlt 4x4, 2011 Ford Escape Xlt 4x4, 2010 Ford Fusion Sel Awd, 2010 Dodge Ram 1500, 2010 Chrysler Sebring Touring, 2010 Chrysler Sebring Touring, 2010 Chrysler Sebring Touring, 2010 Chrysler Sebring Touring, 2010 Chev Silverado 3500 Crewcab 4x4, 2010 Chev Silverado 3500 Crewcab 4x4, 2010 Chev Silverado 2500 4x4, 2009 Toyota Sienna Ce Awd, 2009 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4, 2009 Ford F150 Xlt 4x4, 2009 Ford F- 150 Xlt , 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x4, 2009 Dodge Sprinter Cargo Diesel, 2009 Dodge Caliber Sxt, 2009 Dodge Caliber Sxt, 2009 Dodge Caliber Sxt, 2009 Dodge Caliber Sxt, 2009 Dodge Caliber, 2009 Dodge Caliber, 2009 Dodge Avenger, 2009 Chrysler Sebring Touring, 2008 Gmc Sierra 3500 Cab Chassis, 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Xlt, 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2007 Gmc Sierra 2500 Crewcab Diesel, 2007 Gmc Savana 3500, 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4, 2007 Dodge Ram 1500, 2007 Dodge Dakota, 2007 Dodge Caravan, 2007 Chev Uplander, 2007 Chev Express 3500 Ambulance, 2006 Gmc Sierra Sl, 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2006 Chev Uplander Ext Awd, 2005 Gmc Sierra Sl 1500, 2005 Gmc Sierra 3500, 2005 Ford F150 Xl Unreserved Fleet Vehicles – 2006 Ford F350 c/ w Service Body, 2004 Ford F550 c/ w Deck, 1988 Ford F9000 c/ w Deck & Crane and more Also this sale approx 100 other vehicles many safety certified some subject to reserve. Cars and Trucks – 2013 Dodge Grand_ Caravan, 2012 Ford Escape, 2012 Fiat 500 Sport, , 2010 Chevrolet Impala, 2009 Hyundai Sonata, 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid, 2009 Dodge Journey, 2009 Dodge Journey, 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2008 Saturn Aura, 2008 Pontiac Grand_ Prix, 2008 Jeep Patriot, 2008 Dodge Dakota , 2008 Chrysler 300_ Touring, 2008 Chevrolet Impala, 2007 Pontiac Montana Sv 6, 2007 Honda Civic, 2007 Ford Ranger Edge, 2007 Ford F150, 2007 Chevrolet Uplander, 2006 Volkswagon Jetta 2.0, 2006 Toyota Yaris, 2006 Malibu Maxx, 2006 Ford Expedition, 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer, 2006 Chevrolet Express, 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2005 Chrysler Pacifica, 2005 Chevrolet Uplander, 2005 Chevrolet Impala, 2005 Chevrolet Impala, 2004 Vw Touareg, 2004 Saturn Vue, 2004 Nissan Maxima, 2004 Mini Cooper, 2004 Mazda Tribute, 2004 Lincoln Town_ Car, 2004 Gmc Envoy, 2004 Ford E- 350 Econoline, 2004 Chev G3500, 2003 VWJetta, 2003 Landrover Freelander, 2003 Ford Escape , 2003 Ford Escape, 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara Xl- 7, 2002 Honda Accord Se, 2002 Dodge Dakota, 2002 Chrysler 300_ M, 2002 Buick Century Custom, 2001 Toyota Highlander, 2001 Subaru Outback, 2001 Saturn Sc1, 2000 Ford F_ 250, 1999 Honda Accord, 1998 Lincoln Navigator, 1989 Buick Le_ Sabre Limited, 1984 Pontiac Firebird – 1995 Chev Cube Van Repossessions – 2007 Dodge Dakota Se Quad Cab 4x4 , 1991 Mack Semi- Tractor , 1995 Int Semi- Tractor , High Boy Trailers , Large Welder Tri- Axle Trailer and more Tires – Take- Offs like new – LT275/ 70R18 HT & AT Misc – Scooter Lift fits Caravan, Rockland Sheeps Foot – Double Axle Trailer, Slip Tank / Tool Box Combo, GMC ½ Ton Box, Ford ½ Ton Box and more Many Vehicles Sold for the Canadian Diabetes Association Viewing - Wednesday 8A. M till Sale Time 300.00 Cash Deposit Required on Vehicles at Time of Purchase. Listing at www. associatedautoauction. com Sale Conducted by Associated Auto Auction Ltd. 7130 Roblin Blvd 895- 9790 Toll Free 866- 737- 0944 Auction Every Wednesday A 4 winnipegfreepress. com Vote Canada WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015 I T took a push from a rogue Tory MP, but the federal Conservatives have — sort of — agreed a highway to Shoal Lake 40 First Nation ought to be built, ending the band’s century of isolation. Calling it “ the right thing to do,” outgoing Conservative MP Joy Smith called on the Harper government Monday to build the highway, dubbed Freedom Road, and fund one- third of its cost. Moments after her news conference ended, Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford, also the Conservative MP for Kenora, called to tell her he’d committed in principle to build the road once the design study is done. “ We support the construction of the Freedom Road in principle,” Rickford said in a statement released by Smith. “ That is why we are funding the design of the Freedom Road.” But, the commitment came without mention of federal funding. The city and province have each pledged to pay for a third of the $ 30- million highway. Attempts to get clarification from Rickford’s office Monday failed. But Smith, Shoal Lake residents and supporters declared a kind of victory Monday. “ It’s done,” said Smith. Shoal Lake Chief Erwin Redsky couldn’t be reached due to a death in the family. Daryl Redsky, the band’s community consultant, said he’s hopeful but postponing any celebration until he sees something in writing. “ We’ve been waiting for a response from them for a while now. I think all the parties have been waiting. They’re the last piece of the puzzle for this situation we’re in,” he said. “ We haven’t received anything in writing yet. Until we see something, as for myself personally, I’ll probably feel the effect of it.” Rick Harp, organizer of a crowdsourcing campaign to raise money for Freedom Road, agreed, saying “ it’s better than nothing, but it isn’t something yet.” “ The challenge becomes how much weight to give to it,” said Harp. “ The usual clichés apply: The devil’s in the details.” Harp’s campaign, Shoal Lake 40: Road to Reconciliation, has so far seen roughly 800 people pledge a total of $ 83,000. The goal is $ 10 million, Ottawa’s share of the road- construction funding. Harp said he wouldn’t stop the campaign because of Monday’s “ in principle” announcement. “ I guess an agreement in principle sounds good in principle, but I’m looking forward to seeing an agreement in action and a road actually constructed,” he said. On Monday, flanked by musician Steve Bell, one of the organizers of the Churches for Freedom Road awareness campaign, Smith described a trip she and Bell took last week to the picturesque First Nation near the Manitoba- Ontario border. She said she was moved by the plight of the First Nation and its isolation, which stymies economic development, makes it hard to cope with medical emergencies, forces children to attend school off the reserve and endangers residents who try to shortcut across the ice in winter. Smith was the first Manitoba Conservative to publicly side with the isolated First Nation, which has been under a boil- water advisory for nearly 20 years, even though it’s the source of Winnipeg’s excellent drinking water. The 27- kilometre road, planned to connect to the Trans- Canada Highway, will help end Shoal Lake 40’ s century- long status as an island. It will also allow the band to build a proper water- treatment plant. “ It is definitely the right thing to do,” said Smith. Bell, who has helped create a coalition of local churches lobbying for Shoal Lake, said Rickford offered up the words Shoal Lake’s supporters were A century of troubles . 1912 — The original Ojibwa village, located at the mouth of the Falcon River at Shoal Lake, begins to be moved to a man- made island nearby to make way for Winnipeg’s aqueduct and water intake structure. . 1919 — The city’s aqueduct opens, flowing fresh drinking water from the lake to Winnipeg. It’s an engineering marvel. . 1980 — Shoal Lake 40 and nearby Iskatewizaagegan # 39 Independent First Nation try to develop hundreds of cottage lots along the lake. The move is eventually stymied by the city, which fears contamination of its drinking- water supply. . 1983 — Worried about overfishing, Ontario shuts down the area’s commercial walleye fishery, which helped Shoal Lake 40 sustain itself. . 1989 — The city, province and Shoal Lake reach a deal that sees the creation of a $ 6- million trust fund that provides annual income to the First Nation. In exchange, Shoal Lake agrees to limit economic development that would damage the lake. . 1998 — Ottawa shelves plans for a water- treatment plant after the costs skyrocket. . 2000 — Health Canada issues its latest boil- water advisory, one that’s still in effect. . July 2014 — As part of a focused lobbying campaign, a delegation of politicians and officials from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights visits the reserve. . June 2015 — Work begins on a permanent bridge over the canal. The bridge will provide better access to a winter road. At the celebration, area MP and Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford refuses to commit to federal involvement in a permanent, 27- kilometre highway from the reserve to the Trans- Canada Highway. Instead, he re- announces existing money for a design study. . August 2015 — Outgoing MP Joy Smith bucks her party and demands that Ottawa commit to the road project. The federal Conservatives commit “ in principle.” Feds OK Freedom Road... in principle PHOTOS BY BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Cuyler Cotton shows the proposed road on a plan at Joy Smith’s office on Monday. hoping to hear. “ The fact that it took a public campaign to say what he claims to have supported all along leaves lots of room for skepticism,” said Bell. “ But I’m willing to take him at his word and hold him to it.” At an event at Shoal Lake in June, Rickford raised hackles when he would only reiterate a previously announced $ 1- million commitment for a design study. He refused to commit federal funds and, until now, the government would not even explicitly commit to Freedom Road “ in principle.” Smith’s move puts her at odds with the Conservative Party of Canada in the midst of a federal election and threatened to put pressure on other local Tories, including former Blue Bombers executive Jim Bell, to make their views on the issue known. Smith announced her retirement from politics in January, leaving her Kildonan- St. Paul riding suddenly up for grabs. There, the Liberals and NDP are running strong campaigns against Bell, who is running for the Conservatives in Smith’s stead. maryagnes. welch@ freepress. mb. ca jessica. botelho- urbanski@ freepress. mb. ca Shoal Lake 40 residents not celebrating, yet By Mary Agnes Welch and Jessica Botelho- Urbanski OTTAWA — The Liberals and the NDP would fight insurgents overseas by doing little more than “ dropping aid on dead people,” Stephen Harper said Monday as he doubled down on the Conservative party’s tough- on- terror strategy. With this week’s return of Mike Duffy promising another barrage of banner headlines and awkward campaign- trail questions, Harper struck a defiant tone as he defended putting Canada front and centre in the global fight against militants in Iraq and Syria. He showed a softer side, promising to take in 10,000 more refugees from both countries and to help protect artifacts and places of worship from the Islamic State terrorist group. But when talk turned to Canada’s aggressive military approach, Harper’s language grew sharp as he described how IS was engaged in “ mass slaughter at an alarming, lightning pace” when the Conservative government got involved. “ If your policy is humanitarian assistance without military support, all you’re doing is dropping aid on dead people,” he said during a campaign stop in Markham, Ont., describing the position of “ diaspora groups” in Canada. “ That’s not acceptable. We’re a country that can contribute militarily and in a humanitarian sense, and we are doing both.” Harper brushed off the criticisms of NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, who have rejected military action and called for Canada to stick to providing humanitarian aid. Offering safe haven to refugees simply isn’t enough, he said. “ ISIS, left to its own devices, will create millions — tens of millions — of refugees and victims on a monthly basis,” Harper said. “ That’s why the international community intervened... ( U. S.) President ( Barack) Obama and our allies felt we had no choice.” Harper has been busy making headlines of his own so far this week, perhaps hoping to starve the rebooted Duffy trial of oxygen — star witness Nigel Wright, Harper’s former chief of staff and the man responsible for a controversial $ 90,000 payment to the disgraced senator, takes the stand Wednesday. Harper said Monday a re- elected Conservative government would bring in 10,000 additional religious minority refugees from Syria and Iraq, targeting refugees in the region who face persecution or the threat of extremist violence — a promise meant to woo voters in ethnic communities the Conservatives have long targeted. Earlier this year, the Conservative government made a similar commitment to resettle 10,000 refugees from the war- torn Middle East, but has steadfastly refused to say how many people have actually been allowed in thus far. The prime minister said his latest refugee target would give priority to religious minorities threatened with persecution of extremist violence. “ A re- elected Conservative government will continue to champion religious freedom and the protection of religious minorities as a pillar of Canadian foreign policy,” Harper said. When asked about his eyebrow- raising promise Sunday to impose an outright ban on travel to regions controlled by terror groups, Harper repeated the day’s sound bite of choice, saying such travel is “ not a human right.” Political posturing, Trudeau scoffed during a morning event in Montreal, calling the idea a distraction meant to draw attention away from the Conservatives’ dismal economic record. “ Canada is a country that respects people’s rights,” Trudeau said. “ And any time a government chooses to limit those rights, it has to be able to answer very direct and complete questions about why it’s necessary, about how it will work, about what the clear plan is, and Mr. Harper has done none of that.” Mulcair began the day in Toronto, attending a book- signing event that had been scheduled long before the election campaign was announced. Politics, however, stood up and demanded attention. Friendly protesters armed with banners stood up and confronted the NDP leader about his position on the Energy East pipeline, demanding to know if he would oppose the project if it proved incompatible with national action on climate change. Sure, Mulcair replied. “ That’s what the whole purpose of coming in with a new system is: to make sure that we take into account climate change whenever we analyze a project.” Harper also made a multimillion- dollar pledge Monday to fund groups that are trying to protect places of worship and religious artifacts targeted by IS. The Conservatives want to spend $ 90 million over three years on the project through a fund overseen by the Office of Religious Freedom the Conservatives created in 2013. — The Canadian Press Harper sticks to his guns on terror But vows to accept more Iraqi, Syrian refugees Joy Smith and Steve Bell announce a federal commitment to Freedom Road. SEAN KILPATRICK / THE CANADIAN PRESS Stephen Harper keeps up his tough- on- terror message at a stop in Markham, Ont., Monday. A_ 04_ Aug- 11- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A4 8/ 10/ 15 8: 20: 51 PM

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