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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - December 18, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaCity unveils i building plan Winnipeg free press Eaver Friday december 18, 1970 2nd class mail registration number 02s6 moving storage phone 786-6081 Allied Van lines Winnipeg s civic finance com Mittee was Given a preview of the City s 1971 capital spending estimates thursday along with a familiar admonition from the City s finance commissioner r. D. Mclean to hold capital spending to an absolute mini mum. The 1971 estimate for capital works expenditures totals that is somewhat less than the estimated for the previous year s capital spending but above the amount actually raised and spent in 1970 about the Money for the projects if approved by City Council would pay hike wrong Schreyer premiered Schreyer agrees with others in his Cabinet that a substantial increase in the salaries of Las would not be a Good thing at this time. In an interview thursday the Premier said it would be difficult to justify a salary in crease for at a time when canadians Are being urged to use restraint and to try and Aid in the fight against inflation. It would be irresponsible to cull for such an increase at this he said. Athree Man Independent system be borrowed by issuing Long term debentures. In presenting the estimates or Mclean said Are higher than this year s actual spending because of increased Public works projects the acquisition of land for parking and million set aside for a Central Winnipeg Centennial Library. The figures presented thurs Day will Likely be trimmed Down by the 1971 finance com Mittee in late january. The membership of that committee will be determined at coun cil s inaugural meeting Jan. 4. M r. Mclean warned the present finance committee that the City s capital debt is continually growing. We re in creasing our debt faster than we re getting rid of he said. Winnipeg still has one of the Best credit ratings of any municipality in the country he said but it would not be difficult to go quickly from that into receivership. The City s current Gross debenture debt is up from last year. But in the last 10 years the City s net capital debt that is taking into account the amounts paid off has increased or. Mclean said notwithstanding the desirability for some of the works proposed for 1971 and subsequent years it is my opinion that capital spend ing for other than projects continuing from 1970 should be held to an absolute following Are the estimated costs of works proposed by the civic department Heads for 1971 utilities Hydro electric system steam heat ing system water work Jennifer Ingram grins As she pins a contemporary dancers Booster Burton on councillor Andrew Robertson metro s finance chairman. Standing behind Are left to right or. Isadore Wolch a member of the group s Board of directors Adele Hall Holly Savage and metro chairman Jack Willis. A delegation from the dancers group appeared before metro s finance committee thursday to request an increased Grant of for the 1971 season. This year s Grant amounted to committee is studying the ques Tion of Las salaries now and the Premier said he should have a report from this committee in about 30 Days. I Don t feel that i should make any specific comments on the matter until i have received that Las in Manitoba now receive a year of which is tax free. In Ontario members receive a year including a tax free allowance and in Quebec they receive Federal maps now receive a year but a report released in Ottawa last week recommended that they receive a two stage increase ultimately giving them a year. The average wage for All canadians is estimated at about s4.000 a year. Man sought after attack a Man who indecently assaulted a 66-year-old woman wednesday is being sought by Winnipeg police. Police said the woman had been walking Home about 10 . When she was grabbed by the Man and dragged to the rear of a House in the 500 Block on Manitoba Avenue and in decently assaulted. The Man is described As being in his Early 20s, five feet 10 inches of medium build with dark hair and Mustache and wearing a dark overcoat and dark pants. Local improvements 0 Street improvements property acquisition for Widen Ings pavement Widen ing pavement reconstruction pavement reconstruction with widening Asphalt resurfacing Asphalt resurfacing with widening drainage sewers storm water relic sewers Street lighting Parks and recreation housing and Urban Rene Wal 0 new Central Library equipment replacement engineering Community health Centre property acquisition for Public parking in the Donald Street and Graham Avenue area in the main Street and Graham Avenue area in the Carlton Street area North of Portage Avenue total Cost free press meetings meetings to be held Mon Day in the free press building arc at . Board room. Federation of senior citizens at 8 . Board room. Ladies auxiliary to Imperial veterans in Canada clubroom. Winnipeg aquarium society. Weather report have mercy act pays off parents favor bilingual schools in St. Boniface about 400 angry St. Boniface parents thursday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a move ment to keep bilingualism in their schools. But afterwards about 80 parents left the meeting claim ing nothing was accomplished. The parents had gathered for one of a series of meetings being called to plan opposition to an unofficial proposal by the St. Boniface school division to establish unilingual schools in the City. At thursday s meeting parents were asked to consider several proposals aimed at keeping bilingualism in their schools through a programmed plan of promotion and study. The proposals All passed by a hefty majority included that each child regardless of his Mother Tongue be Given he Opportunity in school to earn to speak and write English and French. That a committee be Ormed to promote bilingualism at a general level As Well As to health department. Little could be done there since or. Peter and medical health officer or. Roper g. Cadham were both unavailable. Only when the sister became violent later would the police arrest her. At that Point she could be committed once a doctor had signed the appropriate certificate. All through the drama the committee members were held spellbound. Immediately follow ought to be taken the Provin ing. Or. Peter admitted the Cial authorities his Secretary i hoax and swung into his own mrs. Catherine Mulloy ap-1 presentation. Geared before the committee As delegation. By Douglas Mackay or. Peter Constantinidis Secretary is a Fine actress. And As Winnipeg s Deputy medical health officer discovered thurs Day a Good actress is a Handy item to have around the office. Or. Peter As he is known appeared before Winnipeg s civic health committee thursday with a problem. But before he presented his Case that he was being called on too often to Landle psychiatric cases which years he has committed More than 200 people to mental institutions he said. Despite several letters to the provincial department of health the province has taken no action said or. Peter. Whenever a caller is referred to the office of the provincial psychiatrist or to the psychiatric Institute he is simply referred Back to the City health department. Or. Peter s request then was that the City no longer allow it self to be held responsible for emergency psychiatric cases also that the province be in formed of the decision and asked to take some action. The request was readily approved by health committee the new policy to take effect Jan. 15 if ratified by City coun cil. He explained that there is a great problem in securing the to the committee members services of a physician in cmdr she played supremely the role of a woman Given the City Hall run around when faced with a psychiatric Case in the family. A Hon her sister had suffered he breakdown the woman had called the police having no Amily doctor. The police reluctant to take he sister into custody since she appeared Calm referred the woman to the City s medical gency psychiatric cases. And police Are quite rightly reluctant to make arrests. As a result he has been handling Large numbers of such emergencies whenever they have cropped up. The services offered by him through the department have become Well known and the whole business has snowballed. In the past six to seven 3 premiers hold wide ranging talks stained Glass subject of Book morning bulletin Fot the Prairie provinces cover my Prairies decreased considerably the Day night by seme patches still remain. Light mow a itch of Jinn at seme Western locations. Further Clearing will take place a Onifer As a Ridge High Pressie Ever Western Canada pc Newt slowly. Temperatures at most Points were slightly Betow Zero this Deming win me Little doring the seme Patchy cloudiness is forecast persist saturday and the change n expected in daytime temperatures. Figures in the map indicate expected High temperatures today although Manitoba history As been reflected in Many Dif Erent lights during Centennial car not too Many persons topped to consider stained lass. Or. Alice Hamilton an English professor at the University of Winnipeg did Stop How j and a h c. Hardcover Book Manitoba stain of Winnipeg the Book has been printed in a limited edition of copies. Or. Hamilton received Finan Cial support from both the University and the Manitoba Cen Tennial corporation. At a press conference thurs Day morning. Or. W. C. Lock Hart president of the University described or. Hamilton s 1 the premiers of the three Prairie provinces arc in Winnipeg Friday for a meeting of the Prairie economic Council. The Council which is made up of Alberta s Premier Harry Strom Saskatchewan s Premier Ross Thatcher and premiered Schreyer of Manitoba is Dis cussing a wide Range of topics including the Chicken and egg i War and the proposed French language teacher training Centre in St. Boniface. Agricultural matters will be High on the Agenda including a discussion of ways and Means to ensure the continuing free flow of agricultural products Between the provinces and can Ada. Premiered Schreyer said in a statement released prior to the meeting. A joint position of the three provinces on freight rates that a police training facility for the Prairie Region is also under consideration. Education minister Saul Miller earlier this week returned from a two Day meeting in Regina where he met with provincial ministers from Al Berta and Saskatchewan. A portion of that meeting was devoted to the French language training Centre that was pro posed in the report of the Royal commission o n bilingualism and . A full report on that meeting and further discussions on the future of the Centre is also expected. The meeting is closed to the Public and the news Media but All three premiers were to hold a joint news conference at the conclusion of the meeting. The Prairie economic Council was formed several years ago metro picks three for new group metro Council has appointed three of its members to the newly formed convention Centre committee. The three working with three provincial Cabinet ministers yet to be named will Lay plans for the proposed million Centre in downtown Winnipeg. At a regular meeting thurs Day Council appointed councillor Jack Willis metro chair Man coun. B. R. Wolfe metro s vice chairman and coun. An Drew Robertson finance com Mittee chairman. Among the first tasks of the committee will be the preparation of a budget for the first of i rec construction stages of the Centre planned for the Block bounded by St. Mary Avenue Carlton Street York Avenue and Edmonton Street. For any contracts the com Mittee approves metro will be the responsible authority. K. E. Porter metro s corporation Secretary will be the committee Secretary. The appointments w Ere worked out behind closed doors in a metro program policy com Mittee meeting wednesday. Encourage parallel teaching of the two languages in schools following a study of such a scheme. That the St. Boniface school division be asked to study Eracli possible Type of French English or bilingual school or program. That further Public meet Ings be organized with parents to inform them carry out a Public Survey and discuss a school policy that would Ami at Complete bilingualism for any child wanting it. That a school program be organized after consultation with the Public featuring a Superior Quality that would fulfil the needs of the St. Bomb face populace. The meeting saw several other proposals submitted but parents turned Down after a vote including one to allow other students in greater Winni Peg to receive French instruction at St. Boniface schools for a fee. While most of the resolutions were discussed without serious interruption several parents began harassing others at Ferent times during the meeting and tempers flared. During the last portion of the session while nominations were being held to fill seats on 4 committee to further Deal with he proposals one Parent stormed from the meeting with about 80 supporters following. I a spokesman for the group said they did t feel the meet no had accomplished anything that would encourage Billit dualism in the schools. Instead he said the propose als leaned heavily in favor of he unilingual schools now being considered by the school Divi icon. Discriminate against the West j and meets regularly to discuss will also be problems of Mutual interest to the possibility of forming the three provinces. Carpenters to meet govt. Members of the United Broth c r h o o d of carpenters and joiners. Local 343 will meet at 4 . Monday with the Provin Cial Cabinet. The carpenters have prepared a Brief to present to the govern ment requesting immediate re Lief for unemployed members of the local whose unemployment benefits have run out or who were unable to work Long enough this year to be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. I for Snow removal metro Council thursday voted an additional for Tho corporation s annual Snoop Clearing program to cover Street Clearing to the end of 1970. I Council adopted a recommendation of its finance committee from a meeting earlier in the Day that the Money be added to the Snow Clearing fund a anticipation of a larger Thair average snowfall in a report from Harry f. Burns metro s transportation director said metro had Over spent its million Snow Clear ing budget by by Middle of december. The report estimated an additional will be to Complete the 1970 work. The Council decision Means metro s anticipated-1970 surplus of about will be Cut to about i project As quite 1 and noted that her work Cap j j lures something of the cultural i i heritage of j or. Hamilton who started the j j project one year ago said that j most of the information is in j inc Heads of while she estimated that there Are More i than churches and Syna a forecast crofter winning Kneel. My info Row and ked hirer Man m n. Wmk Fuffor in 15 be few. Mostly Sway of furday for tote today get when de Glass is result. J published by the University i Reservoir Job to Low bidder for j metro Council thursday j Goguts Ynve province she and awarded the contract for con her assistants were Able to visit Striction of the first phase of i just More than 600. River con when j undertook project eel. Just to the Southeast of the a i could cover City can begin As soon As Possi very

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