The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on October 26, 1988 · 19
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The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · 19

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Wednesday, October 26, 1988
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THE OTTAWA CITIZEN WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1988 B3 Local By Philip Authier Citizen staff writer Although researchers and police can't explain why, one in three Hull residents feel their homes aren't secure, a poll released Tuesday by a housing group shows. Logement Occupe, a volunteer group that lobbies for better housing in the Outaouais, conducted the poll from Oct. 1-16, surveying 290 households. "How do we explain this cli Ambulance drivers seeking mediation By Charles Ker Citizen staff writer Ambulance drivers in Kanata and Arnprior want a provincial mediator to resolve their four-month-long contract dispute. Twenty-five full- and part-time drivers employed by B and D Powell Management Ltd., who also act as attendants, last week voted 92 per cent in favor of a strike. The attendants will be in a legal strike position at midnight Thursday. However, Joe Bnard, union spokesman for the attendants, said there would be no strike until a mediator has tried to settle the matter. "Until a last attempt is made at mediation, no strike is planned," Benard said. Residents in Arnprior and Kanata would be most affected by the strike. The area serviced by B and D Powell Management Ltd., which operates as the Kanata-Arnprior Ambulance Service, stretches from Moodie Drive in the west to Arnprior in the east and from the Ottawa River in the north to Hwy. 7 in the south. Benard, vice-president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, said employees want salaries that are in line with public- OSSB's English sector approves deal on assets By Julia Bennett Citizen staff writer English-language trustees at the Ottawa Separate School Board ratified an agreement Tuesday on the division of the board's assets with the francophone sector. The agreement details the transfer of the board's assets and debt to the region's new francophone school board, which is to begin operating next year. The board will have a public and Catholic sector. However, if the French sector also approves the deal Wednesday night as they are expected to brand new French trustees have the right to go back to the All-candidates meetings Today Kanata (municipal and school board candidates) Georges Vanier School, 7:30 p.m. Dalhousie Ward (Ottawa) St. Anthony School, 391 Booth St., 7:30 p.m. Cumberland Twp. Queenswood Heights Community Centre, 7:30 p.m. Osgoode Twp. Osgoode Centennial Community Centre, 7:30 p.m. Thursday OBE Zone 3 Brookfield High School, 824 Brookfield Rd., 7 p.m. CSSB (Kanata, Goulbourn, West Carieton) St. Martin de Porres school. 20 McKitnck Dr., Kanata, 8 p.m. CSSB (Gloucester) St Bernard School, 1722 St Bernard St Gloucester, 8 p.m. CBE (Bell-Barrhaven Ward Nepean) Jockvale Elementary School library, 7:30 p.m. Mother of handicapped 1 2 I am desperate I am a single mother with three children, one of whom is disabled with spina bifida I have a job. but I need financial help for in-home care to look after my daughter She is now 12 years old Up until now, I have been getting that help from the Andrew Fleck Day Care Centre Earlier this month I was told I was being cut off It seems it was because I had the nerve to move without permission. I told the centre in September tha! I would be moving from my home in Greenboro in South Ottawa to Lower-town The move means I will be able to walk to work and my children will have better community facilities and programs to get involved in My moving date is only a few days away, but now, instead of preparing for the change, I am desperately seeking help to get my subsidy restored and a place for my daughter She is cared for in a private home, not a day-care centre Since I learned I was being cut off, I have called everyone I can think of to get the decision reversed No one seems able, or willing, to help A spokesman for one agency told me to solve my own problems Another agency suggested it might be best if 1 nlace my daughter in an institution I refused I have been told on numerous occasions I was a big mouth, a complainer and a troublemaker All of that because I want to make sure my children have the best rare possible I feel that I am at the end of my rope I don't want to odd MB dlirrt feod mate of fear?" a report with the survey asks. "When something like this is as generalized as it is, psychological explanations like paranoia aren't sufficient. "Maybe the reality for one in three residents stems from the fact that Hull was long tagged the capital of crime." Among other questions, residents were asked to rate their homes in terms of size, cleanliness, security, comfort, lighting and surroundings. The poll showed security was service wages. The company has offered to increase hourly wages for full-time workers from $10.10 to $12. Part-time salaries would increase from $9.98 an hour to $10.25. Benard said the union wants an equal rate of $13.91 for all ambulance workers since all officers perform the same jobs. The workers are also concerned about job security as the company is proposing to replace full-time jobs with part-time workers. "If a strike is called, there will most definitely be a reduction in service," Benard said. Union officials hope to begin mediation by mid-November. Ambulance drivers in major Ontario cities are employed by the province and are banned by law from striking. But ambulance drivers in smaller centres work for private contractors and they can legally strike. In June, 20 ambulance dispatchers in Ottawa-Carleton stayed on the job despite a wildcat strike by several hundred dispatchers in other Ontario cities. Supervisors and other management personnel were forced to fill the gap. Strikes in the Ontario public sector are banned by law and all contract disputes are settled by arbitration. table once they're elected next month. "The French board might say that they should have got more," said Patricia Bowie, one of five trustees on the English-sector negotiating team. "But it is a fair agreement," added Bowie. The board is to retain 24 elementary and three secondary schools, the board's Cumberland Street headquarters; 19 empty schools and other sites; anglophone portable classrooms; vehicles, and most bank assets. That compares to 19 elementary and two high schools which go to the new French board on Jan. 1, 1989 the number one concern, with 36.7 per cent of residents surveyed, either by phone or in person, saying they don't feel their homes are secure. The group had trouble explaining the finding. The word 'security' was not defined in the survey. In 1986, Hull had the worst crime record in the province, registering 138 crimes per 1,000 residents. However, the crime rate dropped 18 per cent in 1987. Yvon Emond, Hull's deputy police chief, said safety is a question Stopping the chase A 25-kilometre car chase ended at a Nepean bus shelter Tuesday. No one was in the shelter when a stolen car MP slammed over space agency By David Scanlan Citizen slafl writer Ottawa West Tory MP David Daubney was criticized by his opponents at an all-candidates meeting Tuesday for not securing the federal space agency for the national capital region. Daubney has been leading the fight to have the Canadian Space Agency stationed in this area. While no official decision has been announced yet, most insiders say it will likely go to Montreal. "David Daubney has been a voice crying in the wilderness. Candidates plagued by sign By James Hrynyshyn Citizen staM writer Federal election candidates in Ottawa Centre say many of their lawn signs have been damaged or removed in the last few days So far, the New Democratic Party's Michael Cassidy, who is seeking re-election in the riding, appears to be the hardest hit. Cassidy campaign manager Rob Sutherland said a count over the weekend showed that more than 700 Cassidy lawn signs more than a third of the total erected so far - have been lost or destroyed. Running at about $2 each, the signs are expensive to replace, Sutherland said The Cassidy campaign will try to reduce further losses by not posting any large signs until after Halloween, Sutherland said Liberal candidate Mac Harb is also anticipating more damaged or lost signs, especially on Halloween, which is Monday He said he and his advisers arc trying to decide whether to post night guards at important sites where his signs are up or have the signs temporarily removed until after Halloween - year - old in jam after day ACTION LINE TONY COTE have to quit my job. but because of the harsh way in which I have been treated. I don't know what my choices are I am a very good mother and I love mv children dear iy Name withheld How many more victims is it going to take before the people who control the purse strings will provide the money for decent and accessible day care7 You are still eligible for subsidized care for your daughter, but the problem is the lack of qualified caregivers There aren't any appropriate places in the Ixi wertown area That lack can be traced to the simplr fact that there isn't enough money put into the system to adequately pay for the training and the eventual wages of such people Rosemary Summers, the executive director at the An drew Fleck Centre, which is funded by the region, says they aren't "miracle workers " of individual perception. He said someone saying they feel insecure doesn't necessarily mean they don't feel safe. He said some people believe they are secure only when they have bars on the windows, while others are content to simply lock the door. "Some sleep with their lights on," Emond said. "I'm not at that point but that person's perception is different from mine." He said he would need more details on the people surveyed to lE ... iir He obviously hasn't got his message across," Liberal candidate Marlene Catterall told about 250 students at Nepean High School on Broadview Avenue. Catterall is a former Ottawa alderman Daubney told the students that the Liberal and NDP leaders have both said the agency should go to Montreal. He stressed that no decision will be made until after the Nov. 21 election. But he said he plans to continue lobbying his government to choose the Ottawa area for the agency "If you vote Tory, we still have a chance to keep it here in Cassidy Hardest hit fr Harb, Ottawa alderman for Dalhousie Ward, discovered Monday morning that two, large, $30 signs had been removed one at the corner of Bronson Avenue and Nepean Street and the other at the Catherine and O'Connor streets. In addition, at least seven of his lawn signs have been damaged in the past few days. Harb said Ian Hamilton, campaign manager for Tory MP Bob Plamondon said more than 30 lawn signs were damaged over the last five days. But he said damaged campaign signs are normal during an election "We just can't find enough special homes " Generally, once your child is in a home you "have to cherish it like a diamond." says Summers Parents with handicapped or disabled children don't have the same flexibility as others "They (the parents) have to think twice and make sure everything is in place before making such major changes as moves " People who provide care for special-n-d children have to meet certain qualifications In your case, your daughter also needs a home with wheelchair access, preferably on the ground floor of a house While time is running out for you and your daughter, there is still iiope Summers says that if you can find someone who is willing to look after your daughter, a worker will conduct an immediate investigation to determine if that person qualifies under the appropriate legislation Failing that, and this is probably unrealistic. Andrew Fleck staff will also try to place your daughter in a home in your old area The problem with that solution is the distance between Greenboro and Lowertown Anyone reading this who can offer help in this case, or others, can call the Andrew Fleck Centre at 236-6744 Do you need help with a problem? If so. call Action Line at 829-9100 from 9 a m to noon Monday to Friday or write to Action Line at the Citizen. P O Box 5020. Ottawa K2C 3M4 Please send photocopies ol original documents We cannot acknowledge receipt ol all letters tomes pDD draw any conclusions. "They have to back their survey on something precise," he said. Logement Occupe spokesman Bill Clennett said there may be other factors affecting the finding, such as uncertainty about the future. The poll is to be presented at a conference this weekend on alternative urban planning in Hull. The conference is sponsored by Logement Occupe. The second-biggest concern of residents was cleanliness in the A- JjRj Cl I. v 2J Rjd Maclvor Cilize" smashed the shelter and came to a stop on a tree. Police Charged two men. Please see storyB7 Ottawa," said Daubney, who has represented Ottawa West since the 1984 election. The proposed space agency would employ about 50 staff and administer a budget of about $2 billion over 10 years. New Democratic Party candidate Theresa Kavanagh said after the meeting that Daubney's party is ignoring their MP's efforts to have the space agency set up in the Ottawa area. "He can go on and on about his record," said Kavanagh, a researcher and broadcaster. "But if you don't have the party behind you ..." of the times Harb Night guards Plamondon Lost 30 signs care cut off apartment buildings where they; live. About 40 per cent of those renting in new neighborhoods said' their buildings aren't clean . enough. In the core, 26.1 per cent say it's a concern. The survey found that people wno live in Hull s core feel more attached to their community, lead; less isolated lives and are more likely to help their neighbors than- residents who live in newer com-; munities such as those in the- north. "Jr.- - ---NL'-'i BRIEFS Citizen staff writers GLOUCESTER Police identify crash victim A 71-year-old man killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday in Gloucester has been identified as Cornel "Connie" Tudin, a former hockey player with the defunct Ottawa Senators in the Quebec Senior Hockey League Police said Tudin was driving westbound through the intersection of Rideau and Albion roads when his car was hit by a northbound vehicle around 4 p.m. Tudin's wife Lois, the only passenger in the victim's car, was treated at Ottawa General Hospital and released. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured, police said. OTTAWA Catholic teachers plan strike vote Disappointed by a mediatioO meeting Tuesday, negotiators for Ottawa's English Catholic teachers will ask their members for a strike mandate. Negotiations have not broken down between the Ottawa Separate School Board and the teachers, who have been without a contract since August 1987 But union president Rhena Char-land said a strike mandate will give them a bargaining tool and make the board take more notice of them Teachers are scheduled to vote on the matter Nov. 17 They want class size guideline included in the agreement and class preparation time doubled to 40 minutes a day OUTAOUAIS Bus fares to rise 10 cents The Outaouais regional transit commission has backed down on its recommendation to increase bus fares for seniors by 25 cenU Instead, it is proposing an in crease of a dime, from 50 cents to 60 cents The commission is also asking for adult fares to in crease by a dime, from $1 40 to $1 50 If approved, it would be the second 10 cent increase in two years The cost of an adult mon'hty bus pass would jump froi.i J42 to $45 under the recom-memiations, while student fares would rise from 75 cents to 85 cents Regular student passes would cost $26, up from $23 Regional council will be asked to approve the increases Nov 3 At a closed door meeting Tuesday, the commission reversed a reconv mendation made last week to in crease seniors' fares 25 cents, to 75 cents "H-m? 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