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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - September 12, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A21 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 A 21 PALLISER 25 CUSTOM ORDERS Corner of Donald & Wardlaw Avenue 204- 453- 2390 | www. designmanitoba. com Mon.- Wed. 10- 6 | Thu. & Fri. 10- 8 | Sat. 10- 6 | Sun. 12- 5 * Does not apply to previous purchases. design manitoba % OFF SECTIONALS RECLINERS SOFAS VISIT BIRCHWOODCHEVROLET. CA LOCAL AND TOLL FREE: 1- 888- 220- 1744 PORTAGE AVE. & PERIMETER HWY. FO# 5094 STK# G15522 STK# G15458 STK# G15359 STK# G15542 STK# G15291 STK# G15460 2015 CHEVY TRAX LS 2015 BUICK VERANO 2015 CHEVY SILVERADO DBL CAB 4X4 2015 GMC SIERRA CREW CAB 4X4 2015 CHEVY CRUZE LS 2015 CHEVY EQUINOX LS FWD $ 17,763 OR $ 48 † / W $ 19,998 OR $ 62 † / W 2015 CHEVY SONIC LS $ 12,861 OR $ 46 † / W Bluetooth Auto AC Auto AC Auto AC $ 27,989 OR $ 86 † / W $ 29,968 OR $ 91 † / W $ 14,723 OR $ 44 † / W $ 22,663 OR $ 68 † / W SHOP ALL THREE BRANDS UNDER ONE ROOF WITH OUR BEST PRICE GUARANTEE! PLAY FOR UP TO $ 250 WITH ANY VEHICLE PURCHASE CASH CASH CASH CASH CASH CASH CASH CASH 0 % 84 MONTHS FOR PURCHASE FINANCING † Weekly payments calculated at 0% APR over 84 months, OAC. All payments plus PST and GST. Example of finance $ 20,000 calculated at 0% APR over 84 months equals 364 weekly payments of $ 54.95 total cost of borrowing $ 0. No Charge maintenance for two years includes a maximum of 4 oil changes and excludes synthetic oil. All pricing and payments include lowest GM Loyalty Discount. See Birchwood Chevrolet Buick GMC for full offer and vehicle details. 2015 CHEVY TRAVERSE LS FWD $ 33,963 OR $ 93 † / W STK# G151008 CANADA WIDE CLEARANCE ONLY AT T HE father of a three- year- old Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach is denying allegations he was the captain of the vessel that capsized killing at least 12 people, including his family. An Iraqi couple who lost two of their three children in the tragedy have alleged after the accident Abdullah Kurdi begged them not to tell Turkish police he was operating the boat. Zainab Abbas and Ahmad Hadi shared their story with reporters at Baghdad’s airport, where they arrived earlier this week carrying the small coffins of their dead children, aged 10 and 11. The Wall Street Journal reported the family had travelled to the Turkish coastal city of Bodrum from Iraq hoping to find smugglers who could take them into Europe. They told the newspaper they almost changed their minds about the voyage when they looked at the 4.5- metre rubber boat, but a smuggler reassured them the vessel was safe. The smuggler also introduced them to Kurdi, who was described to them as the boat’s captain. Kurdi’s wife and children would also be aboard, the smuggler told them. Only minutes after departing the coast, the boat began to take on water, the couple told the newspaper. One of Kurdi’s sons started to cry, distracting his father just before the boat smashed into a wave, they said. Kurdi, who lost his two sons — Alan, 3, and fiveyear- old Ghalib — and his wife Rehanna in the tragedy, has maintained that he paid smugglers 4,000 euros for the deadly voyage. In a telephone interview with the Wall Street Journal from Syria, where he returned to bury his family, Kurdi disputed the Iraqi family’s account of events. He said the boat had a Turkish captain who jumped into the water and abandoned the vessel shortly after the engine stalled. “ I lost my family, I lost my life, I lost everything, so let them say whatever they want,” he told the newspaper. Kurdi’s brother- in- law, who lives in Coquitlam, B. C., with Kurdi’s sister, Tima, called the Iraqi family’s claims “ simply untrue and made up.” “ My wife spoke to Abdullah earlier this morning and can’t understand why anyone would make up such a story,” Rocco Logozzo told The Canadian Press in an email. “ We certainly feel for the woman on the boat, who also lost her children. We hope people help her with her plight and help her leave Iraq. She and her family did not deserve this tragedy.” Abdullah Kurdi has blamed the Canadian government for the tragedy, saying authorities had denied his application for asylum, although Citizenship and Immigration Canada has said it received no such application. Tima Kurdi has said that she only submitted an application for her other brother, Mohammed. She intended to sponsor him first, and subsequently to apply to sponsor Abdullah and his young family as well. In the meantime, she said, she also sent Abdullah money to pay for the perilous maritime journey from Turkey to Greece. — The Canadian Press Allegations sting family Grieving dad denies he was captain during fatal voyage MEHMET CAN MERAL / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILES An Iraqi couple says Abdullah Kurdi was captain of the boat the day it capsized, killing 12 people. A_ 21_ Sep- 12- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A21 9/ 11/ 15 9: 39: 47 PM

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