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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 16, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba A8 LOCAL REGIONAL WINNIPEG FREE FEBRUARY 2001 First nation plans plebiscite on casino By Sean OConnor THE Sioux Valley Dakota Nation will hold a plebiscite to decide whether to pursue Brandon or the nearby Rural Municipality of Sifton as a primary site for the bands proposed Sioux Valley is one of four native groups with casino bids after Swan Lake First Nation withdrew its proposal for Headingley in That decision came after Headingley residents voted for a second time against a native In the wake of the Headingley deci Sioux Valley Dakota mulling two possible sites remaining proposals have been moving forward at a slower Sioux Valley Chief Ken Whitecloud said a vote on which site band members prefer will likely take place by the end of But even the decision wont be especially if the chosen com munity rejects the Its a cumbersome process and I think we have to take our time and not rush things for our people and the people of Brandon and Of the native casino bids shortlisted by the only Sioux Valleys includes an option between two Though band leaders considered Bran don the preferred Whitecloud said a number of band members have been pushing for a site already owned by the band in about 40 kilome tres west of While a Brandon site would be imme diately accessible to a larger the Sifton location borders the Sioux Val ley allowing the band to devel op spinoffs such as a golf course or Brandon Mayor Reg Atkin son has been an outspoken opponent of a native Brandon deputy mayor Rick Chrest said council has yet to formally deal with the casino I think for the balance of us on council its kind of hard to form an opin ion until you get to know the Apart from Swan the Nisich awayasihk Cree Nation is proposing an offreserve site in downtown Bob consultant for the said there has been no word on when an expected vote will be held in Thompson on the Committeie wants cap on booze atUofM By Leah Janzen 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to handle its over RCMP last month signed an agreement with Maxxam Analytics of to handle some foren sic DNA Winnipegs RCMP which also tests for the Win nipeg and Brandon police receives 300 to 400 requests for DNA testing every Gary head of the biology section of the RCMP said the agree ment with Maxxam was necessary to help with a backlog of Were often overextend ed in our capacity to handle our Maxxam is essen tially our safety valve for when we get We dont plan on using them regularly unless we have Guidelines for DNA forensic analysis are set by the Standards Council of and Maxxam Ana lytics is currently the only private accredited lab for testing human DNA in Cana Gerry execu tive director of Legal Aid said the demand for DNA testing is rising because the Crown is using the evidence in more crimi nal prompting defence lawyers to do their own Its part of the natural evolution of the justice sys tem to rely more and more on scientific Quality control at DNA testing labs has been ques tioned after several cases in the where defendants were wrongfully even on the basis of faulty DNA RCMP spokesman Len Gaudet said Maxxam scientists will be as painstaking in their duties as their RCMP They had to meet certain specifications before they were given the so hav ing met I think it would be safe to say they will maintain Saul president of the Manitoba Trial Lawyers said he doesnt problem with private DNA testing as long as they adhere to the same stan dards as the This organization is going to have to earn the trust of THE University of Manitoba Is looking for ways to flow of alcohol at campus A special committee made up of faculty and struck a couple of months has been charged with finding ways to tighten the schools alcohol Debbie associate Vicepresident of said campus events offering alco hol have increased in the past few And free drinks ot extremely lowpriced drinks are often offered as This last September we noticed there were a lot more alcohol related she And there were some problems with students being served top niuch which resulted in intoxi cated people on canipus and Van dalism and so McCallum said the which has met three times in the last few is considering making recommendations that would require all alcohol servers on campus to undergo the Mani toba Liquor Control Commission responsible She said the committee is also looking at restricting the style and type of advertising the events distribute on Weve seen flyers promoting drinking contests and offering alcohol as a McCallum Those are clearly inappropriate and Steven president of the University of Manitobas Student said he favours increasing alcohol but disagrees with the more restrictive recom All our events already comply with the MLCCs he Thats an acceptable standard and were that The committee is expected to deliver a report including recom mendations by the end of Febru InBrief t Shooting not police say THE suspect and the victim in a shooting incident Monday both have links to street but police say the motive wasnt Norman Ryan was arrested in a southend hotel following a struggle with detectives Wednesday a police spokesman said He faces several including attempted in the shooting of a 21yearold man Monday night outside an apartment building in the 400 block of Marys The victim was shot once by a man armed with a sawed off He is in stable condition in Pair arrested in childporn case TWO Winnipeg men were arrested Wednesday after police discovered a computer containing pornographic images of Investigators executed a search warrant at a downtown home Wednesday afternoon and seized a computer that allegedly contained a number of pictures of children in sex ual police Two ages 22 and were arrest ed and charged with possessing child Suspect in three holdups held A 26yearold man has been arrested in connection with rob beries at two banks and one credit Astra Credit 1038 Keewatin was held up followed by a robbery at Toronto Dominion 850 Kee on and a 12 robbery at Scotia 623 Corydon The suspect brandished a knife in each police Third man arrested in videostore robbery A third man has been arrested in the robbery of a Boni face video store last One of the culprits had a handgun in the holdup at Union Video 800 Marion police A 24yearold man was arrested yesterday Two both were arrested Officiallanguages pledge to be renewed THE province and Ottawa will renew a pledge today to con tinue providing services in both official languages in Mani The CanadaManitoba Agreement on the Promotion of Official Languages was a fiveyear pact that expired last the agreement will be renewed for just four years at a signing ceremony in Injuries leading cause of child deaths INJURIES particularly in car accidents remain the most common cause of death for Manitoba Injuries were responsible for 44 per cent of all deaths of children between 29 days and 14 years old in the year covered in the latest annual report from the pediatric death review committee of the Manitoba College of Physicians and The report concludesthat 39 of the 86 child deaths that year were Some 38 of those 39 deaths were injuryrelated and only one was ruled Mortality rates remain extraordinarily high for children on Manitoba first In first nations children were seven times more likely than other children in the province to die of ;