Nanaimo Daily News from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada on August 29, 1989 · 2
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BUT TORY MP Tax plan open flo change I WINNTPTTfi ICP riKMufriinrJ - icuciai sales lax is open 10 cnange, except for its inevitability, Don Blenkarn, chairman of the House of Commons finance committee, . said Monday. Mr. Blenkarn told the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce that even the rate of the goods and services tax. which Finance Minister Michael Wilson insists will be nine per cent, is open to change.- - "If riptaile lilro rnrane hnca rntA and others are open to change, of oiewiou ' course they could affect the rate," he f.fon tour "There are a whole lot of holes in this paper that will be filled through the public hearings. It is open for all kinds of realistic changes." . . He promised not to be a rubber stamp for the new Defence TORONTO (CP) - Canada's defence-related industries, already facing government cuts to the military budget, are warning the European Community not to slap a duty on defence imports. The Canadians and their U.S. counterparts have adopted a Joint resolution appealing to the Europeans to drop plans tor a tariff that they say harms North Atlantic Treaty Organization co-operation. The community proposes to end an exemption on defence-related items ana apply a common tariff on a wide range of such items. Arms exports from Canada to tne community totalled $218 million in --straw and puts us in a difficult posi-the first six months of 1988, an Ex- tion," said Tate, chairman of ternal Affairs official said. Allied-Signal Aerospace Canada in The NATO Industrial Advisory Mississauga. Group in Canada and a similar U.S. The U.S. and Canadian groups For Yoiir Deaths - ARNOLD Roy Everitt Arnold, 80. of Nanaimo died Sunday in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Mount Benson Funeral Chapel. Fires : - MONDAY (after 8 a.m.) 10:44 a.m. alarms ringing 900-block Fifth Street. .11:12 a.m. gas leak Cranberry Road and Island Highway. 03:37 p.m. false alarm Pleasant Valley school. TODAY (before 8 a.m.) 02:32 a.m. garbage can fire HarewoodMall. In port ; The Nosac Tasco will depart today for Japan. The Western Jade is scheduled to depart Wednesday. The Belforest, Norway, is loading lumber for the United Kingdom and the continent. The Singapore Victory is loading lumber for Japan. The Jade Forest, Philippines is scheduled to arrive Saturday. Weather- Few clouds tonight with low of 10. Wednesday sunny with cloudy periods and high of 20. Chance of rain is 10 per cent tonight and Wednesday. The sun will rise at 6:29 a.m. Wednesday and set at 8:02 p.m. Monday's high was 17.6 with a low of 10.2, no rain and 7.5 hours of sunshine. SYNOPSIS A mixture of sun and cloud is expected over most coast regions for the next few days. FORECASTS Greater Victoria, . afternoon shower or thundershower. High 21. Wednesday: sunny with cloudy periods. Low 10. High 21. Probability of precipitation: 20 per cent today and Wednesday. ' a-L'--' Greater Vancouver, North and East Van-C couver Island, Sunshine Winds on the Strait of Georgia are variable 5-15 knots with an outlook of light to moderate variable winds. Coast: Cloudy becoming sunny in the afternoon. Patchy morning fog. Slight chance of an TI-C3 Ct CilCS... presented by DATE s TlUt B af-s nt- TIMES DEFiTT TUES. AUG. , 29 ' DATE WED. AUG. 30 4:16 am. 1.1:11 I.ITI. 6:36 p.m. TIMES 12:16 am. 5 16am 1151 am 7:01 p.m. 12 1 3 2 14.3 DEFFT 95 12 5 36 14 2 l J l.wwclf UI lailaitii Daily Fishing Report 6:43 a.m.-7:4D a.m.-12:40 p.m.-4:4D p.m. - also - unar hu:,!E of brechin point marina from the water daily 8:40 a.m. nd 6:C5 p.m. SAYS it WILL BE ahnnt iJio nrnrvrcwi ..saa.ua) . firms knock tariff roup have warned the Europeans .at the proposal: -Will deter North American in dustry participation in NATO co- . operative armament projects. Will undermine NATO's objectives for arms cooperation. , , And, may prompt retaliatory; measures by Canadian and U.S. governments. William Tate, Canada's industrial group chairman, said in an interview that Canadian and U.S. government officials have protested the plan in discussions with community members, The oroDosals are "the. final .. Information Lotteries- KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) - The winning numbers drawn Monday in the B.C. KENO lottery were 3, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 23 and 39. In the event of a discrepancy between these numbers and the of-ficial winning numbers list, the latter shall prevail. Canadian Dollar- Canadian MIr U.S.oMlar s U.K.pound Approxlmtt. nWoVatoa . Market Review , JSM , 1.172a 1.1513 As of 11 a.m. Eastern time Dow Jonas: Industrial Dow Jonas Transportation Dow Jonas Compoalta Indax ' Standard and Poor Compoaite " TSE Compoaita , - TSEMolalst Mineral TSE Odd ' TSE Oil 4 Oaa ' TSE Ind. Prod. TSE Papar t Forasl Product! -TSE RaalEslata Construction . VSE Industrial Toronto: Oold Toronto: SIKrar T-Bill Fund Mtdland-Doherty, 273 dn 4 1503 up 10 lOMupl 351 dn 5 3994 up 21 3S75upSS .... SISOupSS 4171 up 17 2160 up 10 4384 up 11 1731dnM SOSdnl 364 U.S. S.13-S.1SU.S. 11.02 par cant Nanaimo ( Temperatures TORONTO (CPI - Temperature, in Celsius; precipitation in millimetres: RKSORTS , Las Vegas It 2 000 0 Keno 33 I 0000 Phoenix 41 M two Miami 33 27 001.5 Vancouver Victoria " Comox Port Hardy Prince Rupert Terrace ' Inuvik Calgary Edmonton Lethbndxe , Medicine Hat Swift Current Regina Saskatoon Prince Albert Winnipeg Churchill The Pas Kenora Thunder Bay . North Bay Toronto Ottawa Montreal Freaericton , Charlottetown Halitax St. John's Seattle 12 I 12 000 0 000 0 000 0 0lJ 0 000 2 0000 onoo otio 0 OW4 0U8 2 oooo onoo 002.0 moo 0012 0076 000 2 005 1 002 6 013 6 onoo oooo ouo o oiio o onoo onoo woo ouoi onoo IS 12 14 12. 2d 19 14 13 l 16 IS lrj II II 22 10 14 20 21 22 26 25 26 26 22 19 15 22 OlTtTB t j 4 ' BITES 4 30 a m. 10:35 a m. 4:45 p.m. BITES 5 25 a.m. 11 20am. 5.25 p.m. 1i MAJOR BITE TIME IMPLEMENTED . tax and said after public hearings are completed he would personally fight for any changes deemed necessary. But he denied that the federal government would back off on plans to implement the new tax in 1991, because of polls showing it is unpopular. . "The only poll that counts Is at election time. At election time, people vote for leaders, they don't vote for wimps." t v. While Mr. Blenkarn admitted the new tax would put more money into federal coffers, despite earlier claims it wouldn't boost revenues, he said another, promise made by Mr. Wilson isn't being broken. ' Since there are so few exemptions, Canadians will know they are paying the tax, even if it doesn't show on their bills, which keeps the promise that the tax will be visible, he said. i Mr. Blenkarn is touring the country to help sell the .sales tax to Canadians. ... have asked defence industrial roups in Europe to lobby, against le duties. Roy Ctaagtensen, spokesman for the EuropeaIrommunity delegation in Ottawa, said the proposal, almost a year old, would have to be adopted by all 12 member states to become effective. At present, any country can take .whatever action it wishes. - NATO industrial advisory groups were established in 1968 to provide advice on ways to improve research, development and produc-. tion among NATO members. They ..report directly to NATO's Conference" 'of National Armaments Directors. . - Canada sold about $2.35 billion in military goods to major European countries in 20 years prior to 1987 and imported $1 . 15 billion. PM attacked for remarks about schools TORONTO (CP) - Ontario politicians have accused Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of being hypocritical for his derogatory comments on Canadian education. "I'm going to be very interested and anxious to see if Prime Minister Mulroney's commitment to resources is as good as his rhetoric," Ontario Education Minister Sean Conway said Monday. Mr. Mulroney told 4,000 delegates at a Progressive Conservative party meeting in Ottawa last week that Canada isn't getting the results other countries achieved from their schools, despite "huge amounts" of money spent on education. - He also Quoted international studies that place Canadian high school students at the bottom of the heap. But Mr. Conway s a I d M r . Mulroney's remarks ring false in view of Ottawa's recent reduction in financial contributions to education. v y'yAH BRIAN MULRONEY . . under lira Finance Minister Michael Wilson's budget announced a one per cent reduction in transfer payments to the provinces beginning in 1990-91. The cut will save Ottawa $200 million in 1990. About $60 million of that would have gone to post-secondary education across Canada. . "It's preposterous grandstanding," said Richard Johnston, the ' Ontario New Democratic Party education critic." Tourist alert VANCOUVER (CP) -. Tourist Alert issued Monday by the RCMP. The following persons, ; believed travelling in British Columbia, are asked to call the person named for an urgent personal message: Ron and Doreen Jack, Burns Lake, B.C., call Mable Jack Rena Evelyn Busat, Fort St. John. B.C., call your father Donerty Thomas, Edmonton, call JohnO'Donnell Larry Walker, Richmond, B.C., call Edith Walker , Brian Cummings, Fargo, N.D., call your brother Reform party picks hopeful RED DEER, Alta. (CP) - More than 800 people crowded into a Red Deer hotel Monday as the Reform , party of Alberta picked its candidate for the province's historic Senate election. Stan Waters, 69, of Calgary, a retired lieutenant-general in the Armed Forces, won a first-ballotx victory over three other candidates. Party officials did not release the final vote count but said Mr, Waters garnered 74 per cent -of the 213 Ballots cast. 1 .c ! 1 .asfiU-.,. .mm- SOME FLAT When you get a flat on' some heavy equipment it isn't just a quick change job with tires weighing hundreds of pounds. ' 'This operation usually requires some professional help. Top Investors t f "" . , 1 '' . v. v4..'x if ;! T'' '" ' - U i ' v ' ( -A' ' ' ' 1 suitable repayment .2TPm-VK.i o In Rrinf o government has offered adequate compensation to investors in two failed Principal Group companies even though a cabinet minister and her officials probably broke the law when they failed to shut down the firms, says the provincial ombudsman. In a report released Monday, Ombudsman Aleck Trawick also supported the province's position that it should not be held legally liable for the losses of another group of investors, who bought Promissory notes from the parent rincipal Group Ltd. Mr. Trawick suggested that the government's proposed partial bailout for people who invested in the two subsidiaries, Associated Investors of Canada and First Investors Corp., should not include investors living in other provinces. Some 67.000 investors across Canada had put over $451 million into investment contracts with the two subsidiaries. They have received about half of their money back from the sale of company assets, and the province has offered a package that would bring the figure up to 75 cents on the dollar. Alberta politicians get hefty pay hikes EDMONTON - Members of the Alberta legislature will be receiving salary increases as high as 52 per cent following a decision Monday by an all-party legislative committee. , Members of the legislature who do not have additional responsibilities will see their salaries increase almost 30 per cent to $57,500 a year, retroactive to last April. Premier Don Getty will get a raise of 24 per cent, while Opposition leader Ray Martin's pay will go up by 23 per cent. Liberal Leader Laurence Decore is the big winner with a pay increase of 52 per cent. Quebec labor boss gets behind PQ QUEBEC (CP) - The ebullient Louis Laberge, boss of Quebec's largest labor federation, has vowed support for the Parti Quebecois during the Sept. 25 provincial election campaign, something he might like to trumpet in full-page, news- r J Daly Frea Press Phoios photo, Rick Griswold and Brett Blakie of High Tree Services ran into such a problem with their equipment while working the ; power line area along Hare wood Mines Road. Above, Jim Donald of B & H Tires checks the pressure on another large tire. offered In Brief paper ads. ' ' - But Quebec, alone in Canada, has an electoral law which forbids a third party from spending money to promote, even indirectly, a political 8 arty or cause during a campaign, inly a candidate and an official agent can authorize such expenses. Residents face testing for lead ST-JEAN, Que. (CP) - Hundreds of residents of a neighborhood surrounding a battery recycling plant will be tested for lead poisoning following the confirmation Monday of highly elevated levels of contamination in the soil. ' Soil samples taken from an area surrounding an industrial park near downtown St-Jean, about 40 kilometres south of Montreal, indicate lead levels up to 10 times the recommended maximum. Nanaimo Free Press F.O Box 69. 223 Commercial St Nanaimo. B C. V9R 5K5. Telephone 753-3451 Weekly Homt Motor Throw-Off Delivery..... 1.60 Year...... 83.20 Prepaid Home Delivery 6 Months 41.60 One Year 78.00 3 Months 21.30 Mail in Retail Mail In Canada 1 Year 114.00 Trading Area: BttlSS i Year 99.00 1 Month. 11.75 6 Months 60.50 Mail Outside 3 Months 26.23 Canada 1 Month.; 10.75 1 Year 290.00 Mall Subscription " Rates Include All Postage Costs 3 Months 75.00 1 Month 27.25 I r ) i I im , J 0 J V a-. "-- " U U I hub future in hands aff I I M att 1 BAIE-COMEAU, Que. (CP) - A Quebec Superior Court' judge will rule today on whether to grant a permanent injunction preventing a batch of PCBs from being stored near this remote mill town. Mr. Justice Marcel Simard is also to rule on a petition to lift a 10-day temporary injunction granted Thursday preventing the unloading or siuiage ui uic rv-us ui wy Baie-Comeau area, 350 kilometres northwest of Quebec City. Despite the court order, a Soviet freighter unloaded 15 containers of PCB waste on Thursday from last year's warehouse fire at St-Basile-le-Grand on to the jetty at Baie-Comeau, where they stand in legal limbo. i Hydro-Quebec, the owner of the storage site 30 kilometres north of town, Dynamis Envirotech, the company contracted to dispose of the PCBs, and the Quebec Attorney General's Department have applied for the temporary injunction to be lifted. v A coalition of concerned residents is seeking the permanent injuntion. Lawyers for the coalition say storing PCBs at Hydro-Quebec's Manic 2 hydroelectric dam contravenes the constitutional rights of the citizens of Baie-Corheau. -, The coalition of 20 different , community groups says there's no'' reason why St-Basile PCBs should . be stored in their area. "The law isn't just for the state, it's also for the people of Baie-Comeau," said spokesman Pauline i Pelletier. The coalition also said the Hydro storage site is unsuitable because it's ma flood zone, subject to earthquakes and if there were a disaster the drinking water could be contaminated. At an emergency meeting of town council Monday , morning, five s councillors said the storage of the PCBs contravenes a municipal bylaw. A lawyer for the town of Baie-Comeau said the town never gave the province formal permission to bring in the PCBs. The coalition wanted Mr. Justice Simard to delay his ruling for 30 days to prepare their case but the judge said it was too urgent. On Friday, 13 people including the Soviet freighter s captain ana officials of Hydro-Quebec and Dynamis Envirotech were cited for contempt of court for defying the ' r II 11 M)n . inA injunction. That case is to be heard Sept. 28. The freighter has returned to the port of Montreal. TV preacher admits 'sins' TORONTO (CP) - TV evangelist Rev. Ralph Rutledge was suspended after confessing to "moral in-. discretions." an official with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada said Monday. Rev. William Seres, reading from a news release, said the 53-year-old host of the nationally syndicated TV program Revival Hour had confessed to "indiscretions involving morals." Rev. Seres wouldn't elaborate on the nature of the wrongdb inc. : "These are all internal matters to be dealt with by the church leadership," he said. Mr. Rutledge's suspension was announced Sunday to his congregation at Queensway Cathedral, one of Canada's largest evangelical churches with a membership of 3,000. 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