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The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 6

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Monday, August 8, 1988
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NEWS A6 The Vancouver Sun, Monday, August 8, 1988 in slaying of six-year-old girl A 15-year-old member of the Kispiox Indian reserve in northwest B.C. has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of the band chiefs six- .... IJ .u.n. year-uiu grauuudugniei . The youth, who is a juvenile and cannot be named, was to appear in Smithers provincial court this morning on a second appearance. "Everyone is doing their best to comiort both tamilies, band administrator Martfarot VirLnrc cairi SnnHav , "It is such a tragedy. This little girl was loved by all and was bright and beautiful and everybody's favorite." Samantha Muldoe, granddaughter of Chief George Muldoe, went missing from her home last Wednesday night. Her body was found by a search party at 2:30 the next morning near the Kispiox River. Shp will hp hnripH Tnpsrtav nr Updnpsriav. : " . . - so v 6 , 1 WELCOMES YOU,;? tiimeJ?sce Fans Mwtx i ' " " " 1 " ' U r,: r " ' . ' . r: ,r , , t , j, - vS-Sie ' " ' " J-w ' A. v-AC.ej8&Mmmym iiimn "imp ("f-fxi , . .v .A..v - f,n n, i-,,J THE GRIM REAPER, armed with an oversized cigarette and welcoming sign stands outside the entrance to the Westwood race track in Coquitlam on BRIEFLY- Health ministry admits shortage of inspectors VICTORIA -The B.C. health ministry admits there's a shortage of public health inspectors in the province. Spokesman Graydon Gibson says government restraint has added to the problem and his department is asking for more money from the finance ministry. Gibson was answering charges from some inspectors that they're overworked and the system is failing. Bob Bradbury, the B.C. president of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors, says the problem is acute in rural and northern B.C. RCMP seek canoeist PRINCE GEORGE - RCMP were to resume their search today for a second body after a canoe carrying a man and a women on the remote Ingenika River tipped over Sunday, Police said a man and a woman were canoeing on the river near Williston Lake, about 300 kilometres north of here, when their boat capsized. The woman's body was recovered Sunday. No names have been released. PC candidate named WILLIAMS LAKE-A senior manager of a local sawmill has been nominated to represent the Progressive Conservative Party in the riding of Cariboo-Chilcotin in the next federal election. Dave Worthy, 53, easily won the nomination by a vote of 523 to 253. The riding is currently held by Tory Lome Greenaway who is retiring from politics after nine years in Ottawa. Alaskan was shot A man whose decomposed body was found last month near Stewart was shot before being dumped in a gravel pit, an autopsy has revealed. The body has been identified as Philip Innes Fraser, 23, of Anchorage, Alaska. Fraser's body was found by a tourist July 27 about 42 kilometres east of Stewart, near Bear Pass off Highway 37 A. 3 men out on bail Three men charged with extortion have been released on bail. Pierre Castro, 20, of 3893 Elmwood, Burnaby, and Ping Wong, 18, of 4134 Rupert, were released on their own recognizance after appearing in Vancouver provincial court, and Denny Hui, 22, of no fixed address, was released on $10,000 bail. The men, charged in connection with threats made last month to Al Johnson, are scheduled to appear Wednesday to fix a date for a preliminary hearing. fteedmarx 2867 Granvill at 13th 12 PRICE SALE SHOES & SANDALS ; LADIES' PUMPS, CASUALS t MORE IN A SELECTION OP THIS SEASON S STYLES AND COLOURS. WIDTHS 4A to D SIZES 5 to 1 2 A SPECIAL GROUP OF FLATTIES. Reg. to $100 $29'99 : A GROUP OF BROKEN LINES AND SIZES $39'99 SELECTED HANDBAGS 50 off SELECTED MEN'S SHOES 50 OFF Mental stress, physical abuse cited as submariner demoted Sou t ham News HALIFAX Life under the seas for Canada's submariners is a frightening world of mental stress and physical abuse. That's the unpleasant picture unearthed during an unusual court martial in Halifax last week, which ended Saturday with the demotion of Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Farter to leading seaman. Farler, 31, was convicted Friday of six counts of cruelty and assault for striking two seaman and administering electrical shocks to the seamen when they gave wrong answers during oral examinations. The drop in three ranks reduces Farler's salary to about $28,000 from $40,000. ; Blunt allegations However, with the government -committed to purchasing up to 12 nuclear submarines, Farler's fate became almost incidental to the larger and disturbing picture of life under the seas revealed at the court martial. ' : '- Chief Petty Officer Ron Kolodij stunned the court Saturday with a series of blunt allegations that gave new meaning to the armed forces' advertising jingle "there's no life like it." Pilot cites lack of windsock in crash By LARRY PYNN The pilot of a single-engined aircraft that crashed last week during a landing at a private emergency airstrip east of Hope says things might have been different if a wind-sock had not been removed from the site. "A pilot is always responsible for his actions," Doug Dzus, 29, of Delta, said. "But if the windsock had been there, I'd have landed the other way. You always land into the wind. I must have slid 700 feet before coming to a stop." Sunshine Valley Developments Ltd., which owns the paved airstrip about 20 kilometres southeast of Hope, removed the airsock one day earlier for repairs. "That's a weak excuse," company president Don Lowe said in Vancouver. "He shouldn't rely on a windsock. There's no excuse not to land into the wind." Lowe said the company installed the windsock this spring "just as a little more assistance and public relations." He said the pilot could have determined the wind direction from flags and cabin smoke in the Sunshine Valley, and the windsock also has a metal frame that flies in the wind. He added the windsock should be repaired and flying within one week. Dzus said he was flying from Pen ticton to Boundary Bay Aug. 1 when low cloud forced him to land at the airstrip. He said he chose to land from the west because of the terrain, but said he would have reversed that decision if he had CRAIG HODGE Sunday. It was part of a protest, organized by an anti-smoking group, against the Player's cigarette company, which had sponsored auto races at the track. "It's a real man's world down there . . . it's not for the timid or faint-hearted," Kolodij said. "I've seen Farler hit with a zot stick (a large wooden-handled stick) before . . . and I've seen others hit with a flashlight or stick. I've done it myself and they've done it to me I don't know too many people who haven't hit." Kolodij said the random striking of seamen by superiors during training has become common practice because of the critical shortage of qualified personnel to man submarines. He said he has gone to sea with half of his 65-man crew untrained and since a mistake can place the entire crew in danger, there is little time for patience or proper, orderly training. "So what do you do?" he asked. "You shove them out of the way, or you rap them across the knuckles with a flashlight until they learn. "But what's a hit? Something to get their attention or something to raise bruises?" y Kolodij said he had never witnessed the "megger" (a megohm metre used to test electrical conductivity) deployed as punishment for wrong test answers, but had seen it used "as a joke" on submariners. "Someone was always trying to known the wind direction. "It's worth its weight in gold," he said of the w indsock. The Cessna 152 continued past the runway and crashed into a con Over 300 QOO U3 Young Training centres Dnver IraTung lor atl apes Top-qual'ly personal service P'o'essionai classroom preparation featuring YO's own vtoeos Training includes 'YD Emergency Manoeuvres'" and downiown traffic i i v r r FOR INFORMATION BROCHURES AND SCHEDULES CALL VAN EAST I KITSILANO I I KERRISDALE 872-1266 734-1266 263-1655 NORTH VAN I I WEST VAN I I RICHMOND 986-1084 I I 986-1084 273 9743 BE IN FASHION WITH THE SUN EVERY THURSDAY shock someone "I was shocked by it. It's like giving blood, they prick you and you say, 'ah, that hurts', but it goes away." Manning problems on subs is a matter of serious health and safety concern, Kolodij also testified. He said the normal tour of duty on a sub is 18 months, but that he has been posted up to five years and he's known others who have served nine consecutive years. "I figure you're there until you die," Kolodij said. Highest divorce rates "There's all kinds of stress problems (due to the long tours). I've had all kinds of people going off for stress and as far as I've seen, subs have to have the highest divorce rates in the military. All my friends are divorced because they never saw their wives." The large number of submariners who seek medical treatment for stress, compounds the manning and stress problems because often fill-ins are pressed into service from submariners on shore leave. That not only results in a shortage of trained seamen on one ship, but is likely to cause even greater unhap-piness for the submariners denied leave. crete barrier. Dzus was not injured, and his passenger, Mark Warner, 29, also of Delta, suffered a minor cut that didn't require hospital treatment. graduates recommend -J Drivers of Canada across Canada. America and Britain Automatic of standard cars Private dnvtng lessons wlh homework pitKup included Road test arranged m ouf car income id Ofcdjctitjte asl mayor pays tribute interfile Canadian Press KASLO Kaslo's mayor says a plaque dedicated Sunday to honor Japanese-Canadians interned during the Second World War in communities in southeastern British Columbia is an "opportunity to make amends." "It's rare in life that we get an opportunity to make amends," Mayor Jack Morris said at the dedication, his voice shaking with emotion. "This is for all the Japanese-Canadians who come back here every year. We would like to pay tribute to the courage, grace and fortitude of those Japanese-Canadians who were interned here." Kaslo, located in the rugged Selkirk Mountain range, about 400 kilometres east of Vancouver, nearby New Denver and other small communities in the Kootenays region became home to some 12,000 of the 22,000 Japanese-Canadians uprooted and interned by the federal government because of the war. Roy Miki, chairman of the Japanese-Canadians Citizens Association Redress Committee who attended the dedication, said he believed Kaslo was the first Canadian community to make such a tribute. "It's a marker, a kind of generosity," said Miki. "Perhaps other communities will be encouraged to do .. "something similar wilh"other (for- ' mer internment) sites." He said Vancouver council had supported the committee in the ; erection of a plaque "but that was a federal initiative, and it's been going on for three years, and the plaque still hasn't gone up yet. There have been a lot of hassles over the wording." The Pacific National Exhibition board in May, 1987, rejected placing the federal plaque on its site, voting ZZZ7SPBEDV WW AUTO GLASS IS HAVING A SUMMER SAL OMRS? from Stylish bronze-lone glass Fiusn lii handle wiihquicti release lor easy opening "St IT JS ATS ALL SUNROOF INSTALLATIONS GUARANTEED FOR 2 YEARS BURNABY M.'l imperial St 438 WZ2 CHILLIWACK 4i6''9 Yaie Hd West 792-4il5 CLEARBROOK JI693 S Fraser Way 853 MSS COLWOOO 101 - 1 Island Hwy 4M-1222 DAWSON CREEK it308 - sm Si ?a2-5691 KELOWNA 10 Dayton St. 860 2348 t ANGLE Y tia9 Fraser Highway &30-9577 MAPLE RIDGE 2i"?De0ry Trun Rd 4O7-3408 NANAIMO 35 Ukci St 7S4 6228 NELSON 1hi baer Si 362-3169 NEW WESTMINSTER 8. 3 Carnarvon St W2 9741 COQUITLAM 2'l bamet Hwy 43l-4?w; CRANBROOK 104 S ater Roai) 439 3431 instead to form a committee to study the plaque's wording and talk to federal officials about it. Vancouver council meanwhile said it would put the plaque on city-owned property at the Hastings and Renfrew entrance to the PNE. The U.S. Senate in April voted to1 give $20,000 tax-free payments to thousands of Japanese-Americans scut iu in it; i nun. u i tainjjo auvi Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The Canadian government has offered a $12-million community fund but has rejected individual compensation. "Even if our present government continues to stonewall, to deny compensation to individuals, we know that essentially we're on the right track," said Miki. Tourist dies nffpr hpinrc hit VtAVWJ. UVlll 1111 Vr roil cnpprlpr A 62-year-old Saskatchewan man died Sunday in Lions Gate Hospital after being struck by a BC Rail speeder patrol vehicle near Squa-mish. , Keith llornseth was taking photographs at Porteau Cove when he " stepped on to the railway tracks and was hit by the vehicle that was iravpllind at ahnul 3(1 Uilnmplrps per hour, C Kail spokesman Bar-rie Wall said. llornseth, who was vacationing with friends from B.C., died shortly after arrival at hospital. The driver of the speeder was not injured, Wall said. Squamish RCMP are investigating the accident. 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