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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 14, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Tempo big break Well known Winni Eggers remember their first jobs 13 sports warm Praise from Peers Bostons Bourque is Likely the say opponents Lowe and Langway 35 focus helping hand work Bank offer Aid to East Europe troubled nations Winnipeg free press 34 sunny today Cloudy tonight 4 second class Mil registration number 0886 Winnipeg May Vouis Noiea press Sun rises sets Moon sets out Safe Winnipeg woolly it Ortw Dpi Ivory n Winnipeg our to Winnipeg Mam switchboard 9439331 Home delivery 957o550 class fled 956233o spectators exposed to lethal level of fumes by Allison Bray More than spectators were exposed to lethal Levels of Carbon monoxide fumes during indoor tractor pulls at the Winnipeg Arena in the cites Deputy medical health officer in that environment its like sitting in a car in the garage with the motor Doug Luckhurst said of Carbon monoxide readings taken at the events that were More than 10 times the Safe had that event gone on for six hours instead of two theres no question we would have been carting out bodies by the despite the High Carbon monoxide read Ings at the 25 and 25 events at tended by spectators and a subsequent City health department ban on indoor tractor the Winnipeg Arena hosted a similar event in March where Carbon Mon oxide Levels were three times the acceptable it certainly want anywhere near the 1988 but it was Winnipeg enterprises general manager George Depres said of the March 1618 Csc Motocross and demolition Depres said while precautions were taken this year to avoid a repeat of the toxic tractor pull events by opening roof adding ventilators and not allowing trucks and motorcycles to run before the he conceded the air Quality readings later proved those Steps were not weve agreed that unless theres any Way to get rid of these emissions we wont be putting them on in the he see fumes Page 4 Glenn free press violations revealed air Manitoba Quality control faulted sign of Spring when amusement paries open and the carnies and the thrill seekers were screaming As a ride at the Dakota rides it must be this pair of local Community Centre Spring fair whipped them consultant paid to save on remand Centre by Pauline Comeau the Filmon government has taken the adage you have to spend Money to save Money to the government services department has paid a Winnipeg consultant for advice on How to save Money on the Long awaited Winnipeg remand the Unte dered contract was awarded 20 to pro plan construction services a government document describes the firms assignment As advisory services to assist in obtaining a lower Price for the construction of the remand the document from government services also notes consultant agreements Are routinely a government spokesman said the firm has suggested some design changes for the remand Centre and recommended a contract management firm be hired to oversee the the suggestions include changing the Tyndal Stone facing of the building to a less expensive material and changing the thickness of Cindy Stevens of government services said a proposal Call for a contract manager went out she said the government is Only considering the manage ment option and will decide after the bids Are a management firm would oversee the project and negotiate with the construction firm and subcontractors for bargain the first round of bidding was aimed at construction firms Liberal Justice critic Paul Edwards said the Unten see Long Page 4 Ann Landers 15 answers 14 Bridge 15 business 23 classified 28 comics 20 crossword 15 deaths 28 letters 6 entertainment 17 focus 7 Horoscope 15 Jumble Puzzle 32 Law you 16 legals 27 movies 18 people 14 relax 14 sports record 43 Tempo 13 to listings 14 by Ruth Teichroeb the last two Federal audits of Northland air Manitoba found numerous maintenance violations linked to a Lack of training among key personnel and poor Quality control within the the annual audits obtained by the free press under the Access to information act done by transport Canada officials in february 1988 and april the 1988 audit completed a year after two company pilots were killed in the crash of a dc3 plane at Pickle cited 31 violations or nonconformance of rules that govern the airworthiness Side of the officials listed another nine violations of regulations covering company the violations ranged from air Craft maintenance problems Bro Ken cockpit dented wings for example to failing to Monitor the base radio in Winnipeg until All flights were the regional airline provides scheduled passenger and cargo ser vice to Northern Manitoba and North Western Ontario with its Fleet of five Hawker Siddeley four six dc3s and one Cessna transport Canada inspectors repeatedly cited chief Neer Tom Phinney who has since been promoted to maintenance director for the Lack of Quality control in the airworthiness Side of the main causes of the nonconformance Are attributed to Lack of written instructions and training of key the audit said when summarizing the airworthiness find the company requires a Quality increased school provincially ordered cited As factors Glenn City not Lone tax villain Glenn free press by Aldo Santin homeowners May be angry Over this years tax but it int All the cites Winnipeg assessor argued de Sworko said people facing unusually High tax increases must real ize a combination of City and school taxes coupled with reassessment of property ordered by the province is City Hall increased taxes per cent this the prov Ince also implemented a reassess ment of tax rates to erase inequities in the property tax the reassessment places property at a higher tax rate in Many three of the 10 school divisions operating in the City had tax in creases higher than the City of win the for some Winnipeg has been property tax increases of 16 to 20 per for a Small number of homeowners the increases Are approaching 70 per homeowners in intercity areas will receive tax decreases the majority amounting to 10 per cent while a smaller number will receives decreases up to 40 per most areas of the City will have a decrease in Sworko see bloody Page 4 control program which should in clude a self auditing system to identify and Correct a year the Ontario workers compensation Board named Phin Ney in a lawsuit filed against trans port Canada on behalf of the families of the pilots killed in the Pickle Lake see airline Page 5 audits list 60 violations some of the More than 60 violations or nonconformance findings outlined in the last two transport Canada audits of Northland air Manitoba include february 1988 audit d base radio in Winnipeg not staffed until All flights d failure to comply with Manda tory airworthiness directives air Craft overdue for maintenance in d numerous examples of incomplete maintenance d inspection of several aircraft found broken cockpit screws of the wrong length used to secure dents on wings and deicing equipment peeling off a d Takeoff weight and balance sheets for plane not completed be cause pilots overworked on numer Ous Short d wrong nuts used on main wheel Assembly of aircraft and to install nose d chief Engineer certified xray inspections of a plane were completed although no worksheets or record of test findings could be see staff Page 5 Park land acquisition urgent vital resident Don Johnston says taxpayers Are really and he welcomes by Radha Krishnan Thampi City finance committee will con Sider a report tomorrow that pro poses spending at least million to build a Park along mands the the third in five suggests of the million to be spent in the first phase be used to acquire four properties along the Creek for the three Kilometre Lin ear Park extending from the Assiniboine River to Westview there is no indication of costs for the second phase of the proposal to connect Westview Park and Blue Stem the report suggests there an urgency in acquiring the mands Creek owned by Steve Hrousalas of Rae and jerrys Steak House because Hrousalas is consider ing a commercial development on see committee Page 4 r t

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