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Publication: Interlake Spectator July 23, 2010 - Page 1
Publisher: Interlake Spectator | E-editions | News | 2010-07-23 10:00:26

Icelandic Festival returns Fes tival committee girds for long weekend 3 celebration. A wonder to enjoy Wonder Shows owners Ken and Anita Kiernicki love the life. 12 Dramatic lake rescue Coast Guard crew plucks family from Lake Winnipeg. 36 Arborg 1-888-204- 2342 376-5555 shop us 24/7 @ www.vikingmotors.ca The Interl ake Spectator interlakespectator.c om Friday, July 23, 2010 1982 CAMARO New ew 350, CI Auto, Safetied $4,000 4,000 CHYZY SALES & SERVICE ARBORG, MB (204) 376-2263 VOL. 39 NO. 30 PM 40010074 $1.50 includes PST & GST Off to the polls they go Sandy Hook pier finally in the water Courtesy Darragh Innes-Smith A COMMUNITY REDISCOVERS ITS ROOTS IN LAKE WINNIPEG Freya and Ian Zuke enjoy Lake Winnipeg off the 170-ft. pier constructed at the bottom of Eleventh Ave. Saturday and Sunday. "It's a beautiful story about community," said their dad Art Zuke, a principal organizer of the pier-building effort. "People are really happy about it. It's bringing our community together." Under the dir ...

Publication: Interlake Spectator July 23, 2010 - Page 2
Publisher: Interlake Spectator | E-editions | News | 2010-07-23 10:00:26

2 THE INTERLAKE SPECTATOR Friday, July 23, 2010 Sandy Hook's iconic pier rises again By Jim Mosher SANDY HOOK - It was a barn-raising without the barn. Instead, the people who onverged on the Sandy Hook Community lub Saturday morning were there to build nother kind of wood structure - a pier that as been in 'the family' for 60 years. Th at family is the largely summer commuity of Sandy Hook; its residents are fi ercely oyal to their history and their place in it. And hey showed up in number to help build the istoric pier the municipality forgot. Th e pier spears into Lake Winnipeg at 11th Ave. When completed, it will be about 150 ft. long, with a wide seating platform at its most distant end. Citing liability and workplace safety concerns, Gimli council told Sandy Hook residents that its staff would not build the pier this year. That galled many residents, who pressed council to, at the least, pony up the money to pay for material. Marshalled by the executive of the Sandy Hook Communit ...

Publication: Interlake Spectator July 23, 2010 - Page 3
Publisher: Interlake Spectator | E-editions | News | 2010-07-23 10:00:26

ISLENDINGADAGURINN YEAR 121 y Roger Newman Miss Iceland is coming to Gimli. Gurn Dgg Rnarsdttir will be in town n the August long weekend to ride in the celandic Festival parade and make other ublic appearances to solicit "tins for the in" for the Evergreen Basic Needs foodank. Rnarsdttir, just 19 years old, was rowned Miss Iceland in 2009 and repreented her country last November in the Miss orld pageant in South Africa. She will be on nly her second trip outside Iceland when he arrives in Gimli on the imminent weeknd visit sponsored by Chudd's Chrysler and owersports dealership. Kevin Chudd, of the dealership, arranged he visit through the beauty queen's cousin obin Lamoureux, a Winnipeg resident. amoureux, who grew up in Eriksdale with n Icelandic background, established conact with Iceland relatives four years ago hen her son Brett travelled there as a paricipant in the Snorri Canada-Iceland youth exchange program. "Gurn knows about Manitoba's Icelandic community and is ver ...

Publication: Interlake Spectator July 23, 2010 - Page 4
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Publication: Interlake Spectator July 23, 2010 - Page 5
Publisher: Interlake Spectator | E-editions | News | 2010-07-23 10:00:26

By Jim Mosher All six turbines at Jenpeg were taken out of service June 26, after a crack was found in the shaft of a turbine that was being inspected. Th e turbines were manufactured by a Russian firm in the early-70s when the dam and generating staion were constructed. Th e dam, at he north end of Lake Winnipeg, llows the utility to maximize elecricity generation as it regulates the ake's level between a legislated ange of 711 and 715 ft. above sea evel. Manitoba Hydro received its icence to regulate lake levels in 972. "Out of an abundance of caution we took the other turbines out of service," Hydro spokesman Glenn Schneider said in a telephone interview July 14. "It's not cheap to have these units out of service," he added. "Just the loss of electricity would be $100,000 a day." Schneider could not predict when inspection of the turbines would be complete. The thousands of cubic metres of water that would otherwise have been used for generating electricity are now going through the ...

Publication: Interlake Spectator July 23, 2010 - Page 6
Publisher: Interlake Spectator | E-editions | News | 2010-07-23 10:00:26

6 THE INTERLAKE SPECTATOR Friday, July 23, 2010 opinion page our editorial introductory column When's fair fair? 'Fair comment' is a gray area at times. We open our spaces on this page and the page opposite to our opinions and yours. Whether what we and you say is 'fair' can be an open question. In letters opposite last week, people gave vent to their opinions; two letters suggesting that we should not have published certain letters in previous issues. Th at's 'fair' enough, but we think they protest too much. Dunnottar council laments that the prior letters were defamatory. Th at is a strong word, reserved for only special cases. Th e fact is the letter-writers the members of Dunnottar so revile have every right to proclaim their opinions, moreso when they refer to public people, such as the members of council and the village administrator. Council may be chagrined that the 'off ending' letters appeared during an election campaign. But, as one of the letter-writers noted, that is prec ...

Publication: Interlake Spectator July 23, 2010 - Page 7
Publisher: Interlake Spectator | E-editions | News | 2010-07-23 10:00:26

An election day retort Don't get fooled again. In response to last week's plea by the Dunnottar Mayor and Council, to believe that they had been unfairly portrayed in the public eye, they have put the nails in their own coffi n. While they feel that it's appropriate to ridicule one of its own long time citizens in the public forum of their council meetings, and in the presence of a newspaper reporter, they now complain about the negative impact it has on their image. Th ey wish you to believe that an Ombudsman's letter somehow exonerates them from the poor and biased job they have done in handling complaints. Unfortunate for all of us, Council and Mayor have the fi nal word and interpretation on any bylaw and dispute, and can even override any Ombudsman's report. If you have followed any of the recent articles in the Winnipeg Free Press, you know that the Ombudsman has ade a name for being ineff ective. Contrary to our Mayor's assertions, our complaints were not vendettas against neigh ...

Publication: Interlake Spectator July 23, 2010 - Page 8
Publisher: Interlake Spectator | E-editions | News | 2010-07-23 10:00:26

8 THE INTERLAKE SPECTATOR Friday, July 23, 2010 eguis band fighting to keep clinic and harmacist harmacist on reserve By Heather Robbins The future of the Four Rivers Medical Group's medical clinic and pharmacy in Peguis Mall is in question after group founder Daren Jorgenson announced the facility closed June 30. Jorgenson stated via Facebook the group decided to close the clinic after Percy E. Moore Hospital declined to process lab and X-Ray services for clinic patients. "This was done at the direction of (the irst Nations and Inuit Health Branch) and he Northern Medical Unit," said Jorgenon. "I had recruited three solid physicians o work in Peguis, and I am sure many of you ccessed the physician services at the mall, ut without an ability to run tests for blood, rine and swab samples, we really could not rovide good medical care." Peguis Chief Glenn Hudson says commuity members can still take their prescripions to the pharmacy and have them filled day later, but the band is looking ...

Publication: Interlake Spectator July 23, 2010 - Page 9
Publisher: Interlake Spectator | E-editions | News | 2010-07-23 10:00:26

Beach candidates hit pavement in final days of low key campaign By Jim Mosher WINNIPEG BEACH - The election campaign is in the home stretch, as candidates hit the pavement this week to meet the folks who will make the final decisions today. Polls opened at 8 a.m. today at the Winnipeg Beach Legion Hall. Th e polls will be open until 8 p.m. Mayoral candidates Archie Chambers, Reid Kelner and Tony Pimentel were upbeat that their campaigns are resonating with voters. Chambers is a newcomer to civic politics. Kelner is a former mayor (1998-2002), while Pimentel served as a councillor (1995-1998). Pimentel ran unsuccessfully in a six-person race for mayor in 2006. Reached on the campaign trail in Boundary Park Tuesday afternoon, Pimentel said he's been putting in eight hours a day this week. "Th e campaign is going really well," he said in a cell phone interview. "I'm meeting a lot of people. Many of the issues are the same: ditching, the fi rehall, roads. People would like to see progress ...

Publication: Interlake Spectator July 23, 2010 - Page 10
Publisher: Interlake Spectator | E-editions | News | 2010-07-23 10:00:26

10 THE INTERLAKE SPECTATOR Friday, July 23, 2010 The puck is ready to drop at Gimli hockey schools By Roger Newman It's time to start thinking about hockey. Th e Gimli Rec Centre will be the site of two August hockey schools that will help young players prepare for the coming season. First up from Aug. 16-20 is the annual school run by the Gimli Minor Hockey Association. It will be followed Aug. 23-27 by the Keane Hockey summer day camp which is coming to town for the fi rst time. Coordinator Bob Leiter says about 45 boys and girls are already enrolled in the Gimli minor hockey school, an important fundraiser for the association's programs. "We would like to register 15 to 20 more students in the next couple of weeks," says Leiter, a former NHL player with Boston Bruins, Atlanta Flames and Pittsburgh Penguins. Leiter is organizing the Gimli minor hockey school for the twenty-second year in a row. He said there will be a change this year in that the school has retained Reggie Leach, Jam ...


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