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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 17, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Of taif mob we my wow Winnipeg Pratt March 2 Julian provincial editor natures bluster wreaks havoc across South by Bill Redekop wet Snow and freezing rain caused havoc across Southern Manitoba closing Highway and so nobs and causing some Power months Fenske said the stranded travel bus passengers could sleep in local seniors1 Home it the Highway was not opened last All but the precipitation was Rea son for optimism among the rain and which started has fallen across the Pat fond Southern although snowfall since thursday has been restricted to Manitoba and North Western in Portage la emergency measures were taken yesterday to feed and accommodate More than 50 people stranded when the trans Canada Highway was closed from Portage to weve made arrangements just in Case they have to stay Jim the cites director of Community said yester our problem Here is we have no hotels because of the world Junior Curie Fig championships set to begin the hotels were booked solid j club in Portage offered to provide transportation for nurses and doctors work ing last nights were More concerned about emergency staff for the seniors Resi Dences and the Fenske dry areas such As Brandon had received the equivalent of 40 Milli metres of rain by Winni Peg received about 25 its sure Nice to look out the window and see All that White out said Gerry Man Ager of the Prairie farm rehabilitation administration in but i think its a Little Early to jump up and make a fool of in of the opinion that the droughts not Over til its precipitation for most of the prov Ince except the White Shell was fore cast to end with sunday ramp close Highway 3 at Oak Bluff yesterday afternoon because of poor visibility caused by blowing being mostly sunny and tempera Tures reaching about due to icy ramp yesterday closed the Tran Canada Highway West from Winnipeg to Brandon and Highway 75 from Winnipeg to also closed were Highway 2 at Elm Creek and Highway 3 from car Man to about 50 Homes in the Pluma Glenella area were without Power thursday night after a Hydro pole was blown Manitoba Hydro said conditions were so icy thursday night Crews could not get on the Power was restored by noon the we Klong precipitation Marks one of the few times in recent years that Farmers have had a Gen eral Spring right across the in the past few moisture has been extremely spot on received 32 Millimetres of prec pita while Medicine hat and Leth Bridge in Alberta received 15 while much of the precipitation would normally run off Frozen ground at this time of Rick a meteorologist with environment said this Mois Ture should go right into the soil in dry while moist soil freezes dry Frozen ground develops Large cracks for moisture to seep but the Outlook for Many Prairie regions remains Normal Mois Ture Between now and May 1 would recharge soils Only to 30and 45per cent capacity in southwestern Man for Central Manitoba Between Winnipeg and Normal precipitation will leave soils at just 6qpercent moisture we need moisture that a lot above average to get these areas out of the dry Raddatz High Cost of Success taxing Steinbach business o by Lorna Dueck special to the free press Steinbach Success is exacting a High Price in this the town is facing a massive increase in its provincial contribution to education fund ing after the governments recent assess ment town Council is wrestling with a 28percent increase in its provincial education stabilization this is absolutely theres not another municipality in All of Manitoba that has to pay like we said Wes the towns finance the education Bill amounts to for each of the towns Reimer the he has advised the Money raised by taxing businesses and apartments larger than four Bob provincial municipal confirmed 160 of 230 businesses Are facing a tax increase of 20 to 30 per cent because of town Council protests the education stabilization the time has now come that All municipalities Are valued at the same time and the inequities have been Brown Way out of it was identified several years ago that Steinbach was Way out of Steinbach was under equalized Over several decades of because of Steinbach its property values went up much quicker than anyone commercial properties Are now being taxed on a fair 1965 Market not the 13 per cent of Market value they were assessed on last Brown the Benefit is from now on that education costs Are being allocated on real property Brown in the you wont have to face the catching up of several the Success theory is not flattering civic people whole worked hard and taken risks and succeeded Are getting the message youll be Reimer this is a serious concern for our business there could be a very negative rippling effect because of Jack Steinbach Secretary Treasur said he is surprised when he compares the towns education Levy to centres of similar i cannot imagine that Dauphin is Down 20 per cent and were up 30 per Kehler Morden is Down five per Winkler up one per you mean to say none of these towns have been growing its great to hear Steinbach is the Only Success Story in the but i find it hard to opposite positions Steinbach share of provincial assessment increased by 20 per cent last year while dauphins dropped by 22 per Brown theres no reason Why they should be taxed like Brown in Mani its property value that determines tax not per contrary to the belief Here that Steinbach is the hardest hit Community in the Brown said the highest education tax in creases Are being levied at municipalities with a concentration of those with a lot of Rural residential particularly within commuting distance to Are the next Brown Steinbach is on the fringe of that Reimer said Hes going to have a hard time Selling the he said he plans to meet with business leaders to discuss it before tax statements come out in were being soaked because of our Suc Cess were being penalized for being Effi he civic officials Are lobbying provincial representatives for a reduction in the Winkler gets hospitality training by Gladys ter Chow Winnipeg free press Winkler the towns Strong retail and service sector is anxious to establish a reputation that hospitality is More than a chamber of Commerce president Abe Wiebe Wiebe said when he heard about the provinces new super Host train ing program he didst waste any time arranging for a seminar to be held if theres a Way we can give better we want to do he said at the seminar this sixteen people participated in the three hour which incorporates group video presentations and exercises designed to improve hospitality Are looking at training local people to become super Host Leaden so we can offer the seminar As often As he to 870 Manitoban have participated in the which will be moving from Pilot project to full operation in super Host Consul Tant Nancy Peterson within three Manito bans Are expected to participate in seminars taught by 100 trained super Host the based primarily on a British Columbia super Host Cam stresses hospitality is the single most important product Manitoba can offer Manitoba tourism Industry has tremendous growth she the Industry now generates almost million in annual reve with projections of billion by the year Manitoban contribute 60 per cent of the Revenue making fellow Manitoban a key Peterson other primary markets include travellers from Northwestern North Dakota and the Industry employs about people in the accommodation and restaurant sectors and supports tens of thousands of jobs in other such As the retail Peterson said statistics show Only of the people employed in the tourism sector have participated in formal tourism in employees work ing in Disney theme Parks receive three Days of one none training be fore working an awareness of interpersonal skills and Basic customer needs is she because 96 per cant of customers dont complain if they Are unhappy with the visits and Good word Mouth and Peterson Wiebe said in an interview he Hopes the super Host program will become compulsory in Winkler he also Hopes the seminar will help Winkler be a super Host to government employees moving Here As part of the provinces decentralization plans Are already under Way to invite new residents for a visit and Snow them what we have to Wiebe the training program was Deve loped by the department of Indus Trade and tourism and funded under the tour ism development y just quit doing their business she Good hospitality brings repeat our mistake a Story yesterday said wrongly Joseph Yuen Redbone voted in favor of the cites 1990 capital in Yuen voted against the budget with six other Winnipeg in the nineties Council daily Deal yesterdays results Are 6 of 6 of 8 of clubs and 7 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 Canto wins three times the tvs Cene changes today Oche White paper 1230 Furj Stehn Canada 1 Ociz Canada in v Law Chi movie the race for the double Helix 120 1 Soughs dragon lady hockey ogee outdoor sportsman 230 Ogitis Bowling 530 fish Canada tomorrow 730 in you can look deaths classified death of widow of Bertram Bloom of Hus band of Audrey widower of Teeple Flora Mary of widow of Joseph husband of Mary Sydney of Vancou Henrietta of formerly of widow of John Mason Murray Edna of wife of Jim John John of win of Helen widow of Thomas of formerly of Winnipeg and widower of Gertrude of fort wite of Joseph of widow of David Elizabeth of widow of Clifford of Patricia Audrey of wife of Mer Vyn Margaret of husband of Celia husband of Sarah Miller husband of Dawn husband of Mary of of husband of Catherine Gracia Marie of win widow of Arthur of Pilot widow of Cecil Diment Kenneth of Kam formerly of husband of Ellie Start Spring cleaning Sale plus Hall cleaned at no extra charge 2 rooms l Kooms hair y 3 rooms 4 rooms Kkt of our 4 Star service guarantees your believe it steam process penetrates deep to 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