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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - June 3, 1971, Winnipeg, Manitoba12 Winn tag priss thursday june 3, 1971 Forest fire burning continued lands and forests department said Ontario had asked for aircraft to help fight the fire. However no decision was made since the Forest fire danger in Northern Quebec also was High. A weather office spokesman said Southwest winds of 15-20 Miles an hour were expected Here Early today shifting to the Northwest later in the Clay. There was a Chance of showers in the area. Department officials said enough men either at the fire or on standby were available within the immediate area. The people Are very Calm and relaxed and this made the evacuation that much said a department official. The evacuation of the women and children started about 2 ., aided by a loud speaker and a local radio station operated by air Force personnel from the Canadian forces radar Sta Tion. The evacuees were loaded into 18-foot freighter canoes which the Cree indians use to carry Hunters and fishermen. The canoes powered by out Board motors Are capable of carrying As Many As 12 persons and made the two mile trip in 20 minutes. All stores in the town closed and most residents climbed of roofs to watch the fire. It was one of four which burned out of control in the p r o v i n c e wednesday. The others were located 80 Miles North of Thunder Bay rear Kirkland Lake and near dry Den. The fire Hazard was High to extreme throughout the North Ern part of the province and Low in the South. Lands and forests officials said the extreme Hazard has been created by a Lack of rain and the fact that leaves and plants Are just beginning to grow. The absence of moisture Lias left ground cover tinder dry. The Moosonee fire started tuesday about eight Miles South of the Community. It moved three Miles closer to the town that Day. Early wednesday the wind came up Strong and drove the fire to within a mile of the town limits. Whipped by the winds it jumped a Creek and a Road which firefighters thought would act As firebreaks. It looked re Al bad around noon when we took the kids out of school and started loading the said Dick know Les Secretary treasurer of the Moosonee development area Board. I saw the flames jumping from tree to tree and 1 gotta Tell you. I was about 4 The winds died Down and the one Canso and three otters started becoming More effective. In addition men were Able to get closer on the ground. Flights continued until the Sun went Down at When the fire line was pushed Back to about three Miles from the town. In the dark it was an very burned area glowing with embers Little specks of fire Here and there but no Mas Sive flames. The land is Flat for Miles around. Moose factory in the Middle of the River is an historic site in that it was a jump off Point for Early fur traders. Moosonee was established primarily in 1932 when the Ontario North land railway established its Northern terminus there. The two settlements have become noted As a jumping off for Goose Hunters who Hunt the James Bay Flat lands. The Fashing season has just begun and Many tourists were in Moosonee when the fire broke out. Nato talks open carnations fresh spicy Long lasting 4 Boka of 15 Cash carry thurj., ffi., sat Only gift boxed delivery Florist three ten Donald 942-3404 5 6 7 artistically arranged in class vase add i commuted Early negotiations with the rus sians in search of a program of balanced troop reductions by the nato and Warsaw pact forces. As a first step the Nixon administration was reported pro posing that nato hold a Spe Cial conference to work out proposals to present to the rus sians who last month urged talks to reduce military Force in Europe. Public opinion in most West european countries is strongly in favor of such negotiations with the russians. But the West germans Are opposed to any such an agreement with the russians unless it is made con Tingent on new arrangements easing communist pressure on West Berwin and Access to that communist surrounded City. External affairs minister Mit Chell Sharp of Canada said on the eve of. The talks that he will urge nato to take the soviet proposal seriously and find a Way of probing further russian intentions on the troop cuts. Sharp said he will recommend that appointment of an envoy to Eastern Europe to As certain More precisely the soviet views. Sources close to Sharp said such a role could be filled by retiring nato Secretary general manlio Brosio of Italy or by an individual country within the Alliance perhaps the United states. Brosio said the nato ministers would Welcome the Sovie proposal especially in areas such As Central Europe where there Are dangers of a Confron tation. But he said the ministers would want further clarification of the soviet stand. Soviet communist Leader Leonid Brezhnev made the pro p o s a 1 s couched in general terms in Tbilisi May 14. Sharp said soviet leaders assured prime minister Trudeau during his recent visit to the soviet Union that they were sin Cere in seeking a lowering of Force Levels in Europe but they had refused to outline details of their plans. The onus is on the russians to indicate their Sharp said. The soviet Union would have to be prepared to accept some arrangement for and control of Force Levels As part of any agreement on troop reductions. Nato itself made the original offer to discuss Mutual and bal a n c e d Force reductions in Europe three years ago. But this was virtually ignored by the Warsaw pact countries until Brezhnev s speech. Hearing for Hydro task Force urged Beverly Zieske who has been missing from her Home near Beausejour since monday. She is de scribed As being 16 years old five feet six inches tall 110 pounds with Long Brown hair Brown eyes and a fair complexion. She was last seen wearing a Light coloured Buckskin jacket Blue jeans and a Black sweater. Any one having information about her whereabouts should Call the ramp or the Winnipeg police depart ment. She May be attempt ing to Hitchhike to Van Couver. Members of the task Force on Manitoba Hydro development would agree with the views of former Liberal Premier d. L. Campbell progressive conservative Leader Sidney Spivak said wednesday. Or. Campbell resigned May 18 from the Manitoba Hydro Board because he disagreed with the Board s decision to first regulate Lake Winnipeg water Levels rather than proceed with diverting the Chur chill River into the Nelson River at South Indian Lake speaking during debate on the departmental spending estimates of mines minister Sid Ney Green or. Spivak repeated his earlier motion to reduce the minister s salary to 50 cents because of alleged mis Bole predicts Rise continued management of water re sources. I Don t think he s even Worth the minimum or. Spi Vak said. He suggested the legislature s Public utilities committee should hear representations from members of the govern ment appointed Hydro develop ment task Force. I wonder if we would find the same conclusions drawn from them As the chairman of Manitoba Hydro David Cass Beggs has the opposition Leader asked. What has been relied on by the government and others is the interpretation of the chair Man or. Cass Beggs of the technical findings the task Force has or. Spivak said. He added that he bet the task Force members would agree with or. Campbell s views on which Hydro development project should go ahead first. Earlier in debate George Henderson that if As or. Campbell claimed million could be saved by doing the Churchill diversion first then he would support or. Campbell s views. Or. Green is one of the More influential members of the new democratic party government or. Henderson said and if million saving could have contempt charge fails effected or. Green should Lave seen to it. Yet or. Henderson noted the minister supports the Deci Sion of the Hydro Board to regu late Lake Winnipeg first. If we re going to lose million a year for four years i think we d be further ahead to pay him or. Green to stay outside of the Gordon Beard Churchill said Manitoba Hydro s present plan to flood South Indian Lake to 10 feet above Datum would cause dam age just the same As the former controversial plan for a High level diversion 34 feet above Datum. If it s 10 feet it May As Well be High level is what the peo ple Are or. Beard said. It s very narrow minded thinking of the agencies when they say South Indian Lake is Only inhabited by 600 or 900 he added. The Way of life of indians in the area is being traded off for cheap Hydro electric Power he said. Or. Beard said or. Camp Bell s philosophy seemed to be that for the Sake of dollars you must go ahead and Rush into a program that 5s not considering the ecology or what will happen in the if the Churchill River were deprived of 40 to 60 per cent of its flow As envisioned in Hydro s plan the Banks would deteriorate and much of the River bed would become muck. The River s water would be undrinkable when it reached Churchill o n Hudson s where there Aren t any Wells because of permafrost. We have to change our policy and protect the he said and not exploit it for the Sake of the Dollar. Or. Green said that As mat ters exist any Power develop ment must ultimately be justified in terms of dollars. That might not be Nice but it s a fact of me. Even the proposals that Are now being made must be justified on the Bais of the almighty Dollar. It s the Dollar that s going to such rationalizations would continue or. Green said until people realize that by consider ing Only immediate Dollar values greater Long term costs May be incurred through ignoring the other factors. For example he said the negro problem had been ignored so Long in the United states that it flared up in the form of riots and the destruction of millions of dollars of properly in. Many american cities. Get master. It ont. It has a i 24-hour hated Multa Mously in stain match to Rustos chronometer p Montreal up a 12 Man jury wednesday acquitted labor Leader Michel Chartrand of contempt of court charges stemming from remarks made a news conference in 1969. When the jury returned with its verdict after deliberating Only an hour Chartrand leaped from his seat and hurried to the Back of the courtroom to shake hands with each juror. He then gave an Impromptu news conference in which he told reporters the Case shows that the peo ple and i arc always in com plete agreement Well perhaps not always. A Case based on traces of garbage whether the traces Are tapes films or documents is nothing but garbage and docs not serve the ends of Justice and Public earlier As or. Justice Maurice Cousineau of court of Queen s Bench read his charge to the jury or. Chartrand. President of the Central Council of the confederation of National Trade unions sat at his table filling out his census form. The charges were based on alleged derogatory remarks he made at a Montreal news con Ference nov. 11, 1969 which implied collusion Between the judiciary and the underworld. At that time1, he was free on bail pending hearing on a charge of seditious utterance on the condition he not make any Public statements other than those connected with his work in the labor Union. 1 the s e d i t i o conspiracy charge later dropped stemmed from a speech in Quebec City the previous october. The contempt Case was postponed several times until last week when the 54-year-old labor Leader requested a trial by jury unusual in contempt of court gases. During the trial the outspoken labor Leader was quiet but sometimes levelled criticism at the Crown s chief piece of Evi Dence a tape recording of his news conference which was seized by provincial police after being broadcast Over radio Sta Tion Cikac. Gerard Lamoth supervisor of court exhibits at the Montreal criminal court testified that the tape recording was removed at least three times from the exhibits Section by officers connected with the Case. Chartrand told judge Cousin eau that he had been fighting injustice in the province for years. Although he still faces charges of membership in the terrorist front de liberation do Quebec in connection with activities prior to last october s Kidnap crisis Chartrand said after his acquittal wednesday i have been accused of everything under the Sun and 1 have been acquitted of every thing under the he is to appear on the membership in the fall assizes beginning sept. 1. Aken away and put into this this melting he described St. Boniface As j one Little Island of historical interest within greater Winnipeg and said that it would be lost under the province s plans. The meeting was termed organizational and educative by St. Boniface citizens committee chairman Maurice Prince. Its purpose was to Point up the issues involved in the. Central City question he said and to recruit volunteers. The volunteers will be used to canvass every House in St. Boniface with a petition opposing the plan he said. It is hoped that if enough people sign the province will be persuaded to withdraw the Central City legislation Central City legislation now is before the Manitoba Legisla Ture. Although there would be a Central Council for greater Winnipeg it is proposed there be 13 Community councils one of which would be for St. Boni j face the group will be holding another meeting thursday night i at 8 At the Nelson Mclyn t y r e collegiate St. Mary s Road and Roger Street St. Boniface. Bomb scare empties building a bomb scare at the University of Manitoba forced evacuation of the University Centre building on wednesday but no bomb was found. About 500 students visitors and staff members left the four Storey building and underground mall for approximately 45 minutes while fort Garry and University police searched for a possible bomb. None was found. 5.6 per cent More flying new York passenger Rafic on . Scheduled air Ines Domestic and overseas during the first half of 1970 increased 5.6 per cent Over the first half of 1969. Shake Sale thursday and Friday june 3 4 Only u. S. Fit. Of. Am. 0.0. D. O. Ctr. Eat drink and be Meny greater Winnipeg area 2677 Portage Avenue 836 Sar font Avenue 475 Pembina Highway North gite shopping Centre 390 Osborne Street 152 St. Read 920 St. Mary s Road 1030 Henderson Highway 2525 Pembina Highway Transcona Morden 100 Victoria Avenue East Corner Thornhill and 13th downtown 271 Portage Avenue Telephone 942-6596 Crossroads Polo Park Grant Park Garden City shopping Centre shopping Centre Telephone 222-5276 Telephone 786-6668 Plaza Telephone 152-9828 shopping Centre Telephone 339-2075 Ottawa memo by the Canadian press wednesday june 2. 1971 the commons gave final approval to a Bill to increase the salaries and tax free expense allowances of maps arid Sena tors. The measure now goes to the Senate. Finance minister Edgar Benson announced that he will bring Down a budget Friday june 18. The commons gave second Reading to a Bill to increase first and third class postage Rales. Thursday june 3 the commons meets at 2 For debate on a subject to be chosen by the opposition. The Senate also sits at 2 A pocket flu of Rye. Of smoothness robustness and value. The double distilled Mickey Calvert of Canada ltd.,

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