The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on March 20, 1994 · 10
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Sunday, March 20, 1994
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A10 The Ottawa Citizen, SundayMarch C I T Y L I F E War weapons not promoted at trade show, councillors say By Sean Upton Citizen municipal writer The only weapons of war sold at an Ottawa trade show were for the war on wildlife, two Ottawa councillors have concluded. :. Spurred by peace activists, councillors Diane Holmes and Alex Cullen visited the Canadian Hunting and Shooting Trade Show in February and will report their findings at a committee meeting next Thursday. "It looked to me like only a sporting show," Holmes said Friday. "But I don't think the animals stand much of a chance." The activists feared that the show might be a trading ground for military weapons. ' Only hunting rifles, accessories and camping gear were on display, said Holmes. This was the show's fourth stop in Ottawa. The organizers want to hold it here annually and have asked Ottawa council for a 10-year exemption to a bylaw that forbids the sale or display of replica firearms. The bylaw does not prohibit the sale or display of real guns. Some of the exhibitors at the show, which mostly features real guns, do display replicas and the show's organizers have received one-show exemptions to the bylaw for past shows. Holmes said she is willing to grant the 10-year exemption, but would like to add a clause that makes it clear that it is prohibited from becoming a military show. Cullen saw nothing that would support the fears of peace groups, but saw plenty of high-tech weapons that would disturb animal lovers. "It's clearly not a military show. However, if I were a deer I would fear for genocide." Mayor Jacquelin Holzman did not go to the show but said Friday that she never doubted that it was anything but a sporting guns show. She expects the committee to give the show its 10-year exemption. Rene Roberge, executive director of the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (the show's organizer), said he looks forward to coming back to Ottawa every year to hold the show if the exemption is granted. Ottawa council shouldn't have had any doubt that it is a pure hunting show, said Roberge. "That's what we have said all along," he said. The show is not open to the public, but invites hunting retailers from across the country to attend. The guns on display are from manufacturers around the world. Richard Sanders, co-ordinator of the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade, said in a letter to Holmes that his group would rather that council grant the exemption, on a year-to-year basis so that council could monitor it more closely. Accused vanishes while on trial for sexual assault Citizen staff Gatineau police are seeking the public's help in finding a man who disappeared in the middle of his sexual assault trial. Police issued a warrant for the arrest of Marc Leduc, 29, who was on trial for alleged sexual assaults involving three girls, aged 10 to 14, between June and September 1991 in Gatineau. Police put out the warrant in 1992, after Leduc failed to show up for a court date. Anyone with information on Leduc is asked to call .24&0222. Man facing charges after armed attack on former wife Citizen staff A 31-year-old Kitchener man faces seven criminal charges related to an attack on his ex-wife. Ottawa police say a man armed with a pellet gun and a crossbow hidden in a garbage bag forced his way into a Lees Avenue apartment at about 8:30 a.m. Friday. The man fled after a brief struggle with the ' woman, who suffered a minor knee injury during the altercation. A neighbor chased the man outside the apartment building, but backed off when the man pulled a knife. Police arrested the man a short time later. He has been charged with three counts of possession of a dangerous weapon, and one count each of carrying a concealed weapon, uttering threats, forcible entry, and criminal harassment. Leduc Warrant issued GRLETON BOAJtDOFKiXXXnON Weekly Meetings Monday, March 21 Board of Education 8:30 pm Board Room Tuesday, March 22 Committee of the Whole (Budget) 7:30 pm Board Room Wednesday, March 23 Chairman's Committee 7:30 pm Trustees' Committee Room The above meetings take place at 133 Greenbank Rd., Nepean. Public Meeting Thursday, March 24 7:30 pm Mary Honeywell ES 54 Kennevale Dr., Nepean To discuss transportation entitlement for students attending the new Barrhaven middle school, scheduled to open September, 1994. For further information, contact Physical Planning and Transportation at 596-8258. 1994 Budget Process Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 pm Trustees will begin reviewing the proposed expenditure budget for 1994. Trustees continue review of budget: Tuesday, March 29 Monday, April 18 Tuesday, April 12 Wednesday, April 20 All meetings start at 7:30 pm. Wednesday, April 6, 7:30 pm Opportunity for public reaction to proposed 1994 budget. Delegations may be placed on the agenda by advising Committee Co-ordinator Brenda Cooper at 721-1820 no later than Monday, March 28. Monday, April 25 Final approval of the 1994 Budget. For further information about your Carleton public school board call our 24-hour Information Line at 596-6222. Facilitators needed for Nepean Secondary Schools Space Study What is this study? The CBE will undertake a ten-month process to review space in its Nepean secondary schools. The long-term educational needs of the community, including regular day-school programs, English as a Second Language programs and Adult Education will be considered. Enrolment patterns, expected growth and use of current space will form part of the study. The Board's objective is to formulate a long-range accommodation plan for Nepean secondary students that provides for effective use of space. Secondary schools included in study Bell HS Merivale HS Confederation HS Sir Guy Carleton SS J.S. Woodsworth SS Sir Robert Borden HS Proposed New Barrhaven SS Process the study will follow Phase I - Staff Study (February) Preparation of data Development of staff recommendations Phase II - Communication and Consultation (February-June) Public announcement Call for facilitators Creation of community working groups Information sessions Group analysis Development of a group proposal Input from individuals Phase III - Board Decision (September-October) Review of proposals Staff analysis of proposals Decision by trustees Phase IV - Implementation (October-November) Plan of action developed to implement the Board's decision Role of the Facilitator Committed to seek full community input, the Board requires volunteer facilitators who are interested in leading a community group to consensus. Facilitation skills and a background in education are definite assets. 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