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NUGGET, TUESDAY, MARCH Siege ends ST. THOMAS, Ont. (CP) A truck was charged with several weapons offences Monday after a 22-hour siege that neighbors said began after 1 he returned from a week-long road trip to find his house up for sale. Ron Smith, of St. Thomas faces several, charges, including possession weapon dangerous to the public peace and two counts of unregistered firearms.

24 Deaths HOOVER, Al Laurie Suddenly, St. Joseph's Hospital, Sunday, 16, 1986, AI Hoover, beloved husband of Judy Willett, in his 35th year. Loving father of Christopher dear brother of Brian Hoover of Peterborough, Dave Hoover of Ralston, Alberta and Mrs. Carol Harkas of Toronto. Predeceased by his parents.

Mr. and Mrs. George Hoover. Mr. Hoover was a military policeman at CFB North Bay.

Friends and relatives may pay their respects the McGuinty Funeral Home today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 pm. Funeral service will be held at Christ the King Chapel, CFB North Bay, Wednesday at 10:30 am. Cremation to follow. YOUNG, Gilbert Joseph -In Burks Falls Hospital, March 17, 1986. Gilbert Young in his 69th year.

Dear father to, Roger, Jeff, Joe and Lynn (Mrs. Robert Piche) of Jennifer Powassan, Braham, Gloria MacCorkindale, and married to the former Jean Humphrey. Sadly missed by six grandchildren and his sisters, Amelia Hummel, Sarnia; Clara Eckford, North Bay; Frances Eckensviller and Loretta McKenzie, Powassan; Rita Eckensviller, Kitchener and Irma Dominico, Willowdale. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, John and Ed Young. Family will receive visitors at Paul Funeral Home, Powassan, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.

Prayers 8 pm. Service in the chapel Thursday at 11 am. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Powassan. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

MITCHELL, "Frank" At Civic Hospital, Monday, March 17th, 1986. Franklin Louis "Frank" Mitchell, beloved husband of Kathleen McCausland, in his 75th year. Beloved father of James and his wife Sheila and Michael and Ganinna Dubois, all of North Bay. Lovingly by his grandchildren, John Dear brother of remembered. Mrs.

Doris Kennedy of Toronto. Dear brother-in-law of Reverend J.G. McCausland S.S.J.E., also of North Bay. Preing at the Martyn Home, deceased by his Restbrotheruneral Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services from St.

Brice's Anglican Church on Thursday, March 20th at 11 am. Spring interment St. John's Anglican Cemetery. If desired, donations to St. Brice's Anglican Church Fund will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.

LAURIN, Mrs. Mona (Resident of Verner)- At West Nipissing General Hospital, Sturgeon Falls, on Sunday, March 16, 1986, in her 66th year. Dearly loved wife of Medore. Dearly loved mother of Mrs. Raymonde Gagnon of Verner; Marcel, Gaston and Denis, all of Pickering; Michel of Oshawa; Luc of Ottawa; Mrs.

Harry Merkel (Lise) of Kitchener. Loved by nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Dearly loved sister of Mrs. Rita Lachapelle of Sudbury; Edna and Mrs. Lucien Denomme (Lily) both of Windsor; Lomer of Mississauga.

Predeceased by her parents, Abraham brother Joffre Jacqueline Charette and Alphonstins, and Evelyne. Resting at Salon Funeraire Nipissing Funeral Home, 2 Racette Street, Verner, today from 7 to 10 on Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 pm. FUneral Mass will be celebrated at St. Jean Baptiste Church on Thursday, March 20, 1986 at 1 pm. Interment at St.

Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Verner. For further information or transportation, call 594-2321. CORBEIL, Andre (Andy)- At Toronto, Sunday, March 16, 1986, Andy Corbeil, beloved husband of Sue Turcotte, in his 37th year. Loving father of Nicole, Jocelyn and Theodore. Dear son of Eva Corbeil of North Bay and the late Louis Corbeil.

Dear brother of (Lizette) Jerry Andreyechen of North Bay, (Zella) Michael Gardiner of Petawawa and (Anne) Terry (Chip) Fricker of Redbridge. Predeceased by one brother, Theodore. Prior to his illness, Mr. Corbeil was employed by Bavarian Meat Products as a truck driver. He was involved with the North Militia for fourteen years, during which time he served one year with the United Nations, posted in Egypt and Germany.

He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branches 445, 25 and 225. Mr. Corbeil was a member of the Northern Men's Dart League, a former President and member of the Algonquin Nipissing Men's Dart League, an executive member of the Meadowside Dart League and also played darts for a number of years at the Algonquin Mixed Dart League. Family receiving friends at the McGuinty Funeral Home today 7 to 10 Wednesday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 pm. Funeral Mass will be celerate brated at St.

Vincent de Paul Church Thursday at 11 am. Donations to the Cancer Society or Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated. ST. GEORGE, Omer (Resident of Lavigne)-- At West Nipissing General Hospital, Sturgeon Falls, on Monday, March 17, 1986, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Clorida Lapierre.

Dearly loved father df Alcida, Andre, Mrs. Andre Giroux (Marguerite), Mrs. Camille Plante (Elyse), Gregoire, Mrs. Jeanne D'Arc Aubertin, Mrs. Jacques Brosseau (Colette), all of Verner; Mrs.

Gilles St. Amour (Colombe), Mrs. Aurel Bazinet (Reina), Mrs. Roger Audette (Diane), Mrs. Maurice Audet (Gisele) and Leonide, all of Sudbury; Mrs.

Bruce Ledchester (Lorraine) of Vancouver, B.C., Roger and Mrs. Roger Rivet (Lucie) both of Sturgeon Falls. Loved by fiftythree grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren. Dearly loved brother of Emile and Cereasse, both of Lavigne, Gabriel of St. Charles, Viateur of Markstay, Mrs.

Orient St. Amour (Emiliana) of Verner, Mrs. Rene Ducharme of Sturgeon Falls. Predeceased by his parents, Gideon George and Matilda Courchesne, a daughter Laurette and sisters Rosalia and Fabiola. Resting at Salon Funeraire Nipissing Funeral Home, 2 Racette Street, Verner, today from 7 to 10 pm.

and on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 20, 1986 at Notre Dame de la Visitation Church, Lavigne at 10:30 am. Interment at Notre Dame de la Visitation Cemetery, Lavigne. For further informor transportation to the funeral home, call 594-2321. Celia's Glowers THE LITTLE SHOP WITH THE PERSONAL TOUCH Sympathy Bouquets Free Delivery To Hospitals and Funeral Homes Nipissing Plaza 476-6065 After Hours 752-2129 18, peacefully Deputy police Chief Wayne Howard told a news conference the man left the home and surrendered peacefully late Monday morning.

A woman was in the home with him for part of the time, but left Sunday afternoon. Police seized two rifles, a 12- gauge shotgun, a navy colt revolver and ammunition from the house. Howard said police just waited it out, but they were concerned about how long they could keep neighbors "bottled up?" Howard said the man finally gave up "because the negotiators convinced him it was the only way out." The man barricaded himself in his house at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Police said he had fired shots, although not at any officers or civilians, and had threatened "to blow up his house." Neighbor Barry Westman said at 4 p.m.

Sunday a heavy-set man left the residence, pulled down a for sale sign, threw it into a gully running alongside the property, then went back in the house. "He didn't seem at all concerned about what was going on," said Westman. Police said they were told by family members family dispute had caused a hosta stage-taking. But police added the man's common-law wife said she hadn't been held hostage but was in the house on her own volition trying to convince her husband to leave. The couple has two children, aged 12 and 17, but their whereabouts during the standoff were not disclosed.

Eight camouflaged members of the Ontario Provincial Police tactical rescue unit and 10 city police officers evacuated a number of families in the immediate vicinity of the house Sunday afternoon and prevented several hundred residents of nearby high-rise apartments from entering or leaving their homes. Man charged KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) A Kingston man has second charged with two counts of murder following the shooting deaths Saturday of a man and a woman. Wayne Edward Wilson, 41, has been charged with the death of his wife, Hariott Joan Wilson, 49, and Frank John Holmes, 45, of Parham, north of Kingston. Police were called to the Wilson apartment Saturday evening after a man who lives upstairs heard gunshots.

Weather RECREATION Recreation Weather Bulletin for Lake Nipissing: Weather: Rain or wet snow developing this afternoon. Windy with rain tonight. Wednesday, rain changing to snow, windy and turning colder. Temperature: High today 4 low tonight near 1 high Wednesday 2 C. Winds: From the southeast at 30 km-h becoming northerly at 30 kmh Wednesday.

Wind Chill: Low wind chill factor giving an equivalent temperature of near 2 C. Visibility: 10 miles or 16 kilometres. Ice Thickness: No recent reports available. Remarks: With the end of commercial ice fishing, ice thickness and condition reports are no longer available. Mild weather and rain may pose significant travel problems on the lake.

Use caution. LONG RANGE Partly sunny skies over the forecast regions this morning will quickly disappear as an early spring storm over the American midwest moves towards Ontario today. Considerable rain is expected in central and southern districts and snow in the north. Strong northerly winds will bring sunshine and cooler air to all regions Wednesday through Friday. Milder weather will return on the weekend.

Outlook: Thursday: Sunny, windy and cold. High -5. Low -15. Friday and Saturday: Sunny and cold. Highs Lows near Funeral Arthur Poudrier Funeral Mass for the late Arthur Poudrier was con-celebrated by Reverend Lucien Nourry and Reverend Francois Blais at St.

Vincent de Paul Church, Saturday at 11 am. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Marc Noiseux, Mark Larush, Paul Bourdon, Pierre Chayer, Tony and Paul Bissonnettpoudrier died at St. Joseph's Hospital, North Bay, Thursday, March 13, 1986 in his 78th year.

Loving husband of the late Glaphyre Noiseux, dear brother of Geraldine Ainsley of Toronto and Maurice of Hearst, and brother-in-law of Leo and Rhea Tremblay and Robert and Juliette Noiseux. Also survived by nieces and nephews: Mark and Francine Larush, Mare and Michelle Noiseux, both of North Bay and Judith Noiseux of Pennsylvania. defends Ontario doctors TORONTO (CP) Most of Ontario's 17,000 doctors oppose the Liberal government's proposed ban on extra billing because they fear it would be the first of many steps aimed at "total bureaucratic control" over the profession, the Canadian Medical Association said Monday. In a brief to a legislative committee studying the government bill, the association said it fears the Liberals may later try to control where doctors can set up practice and how much they can earn. "We're worried this bill is just first step in pushing us out into the desert and the loss of our freedom as doctors," association president Dr.

William Vail told reporters. Although Premier David Peterson has said his government won't bring in further regulations on the, medical profession once the ban becomes law, Vail said he isn't assured by such statements. The association, which repre- Court upholds secret meeting TORONTO (CP) Public bodies sometimes must private discussions, an Ontario" divisional court said, ruling committee in the regional municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth did not exceed its jurisdiction by holding a secret meeting. "The committee is not a decision-making body," said Mr. Justice Richard Trainor in a written judgment released Monday.

"It is confined to making recommendations to council and is not required by statute to hold its meetings in public." Southam owner of the Hamilton Spectator, had argued that the exclusion of the public from the meeting contravened the Charter of Rights guarantee to "freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communications." But Trainor noted that the decision to hold the secret meeting was not made arbitrarily or hastily, but "took place following resolution made in public well in advance." Mr. Justice Robert Reid noted in dissent that it is unknown what went on at the meeting. "The committee's stance is that it was a workshop. Therefore it was not a meeting at all I am not comfortable with the fact that the committee seeks to avoid its own bylaw by calling a meeting a work shop." Southam had argued that under the municipality's bylaws, the matters discussed were not among those that could be held in closed session. When the meeting was held on Sept.

26, 1983, a reporter for The Spectator and a lawyer for Southam were asked to leave bethe gathering was simply an informal discussion. During the meeting, the lawyer for Southam entered' and served the region with an application for judicial review. The committee refused the lawyer's request to adjourn. Doctor speaks out TORONTO (CP) A doctor at Dr. Henry Morgentaler's abortion clinic has shed her anonymity and called for abortions to be covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan.

Dr. Nikki Colodny came forward as a major spokesman for proabortion forces on Monday, a day after a nurse at the downtown Toronto clinic faced chanting protestors outside her home. "I'd like people to know there's a new doctor at the clinic what that means," said Colodny, 37. "It's not just Henry." Morgentaler is spending most of his time in Montreal while awaiting an appeal of his 1984 acquittal in Ontario on charges of conspiracy to procure a miscarriage. Born in the United States, Colodny ran a family practice in Toronto where she said a stream of frustrated and angry women reported waiting up to nine weeks to obtain abortions in Toronto hospitals.

During the Morgentaler trial, she joined the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics, then decided to work at Morgentaler's clinic "as a way of challenging the law." The coalition will recommend to a committee of the Ontario legislature on Thursday that abortions at the Morgentaler clinic be covered by health insurance plan. Women who go to the clinic can bill OHIP through Colony's billing number for pregnancy tests and mandatory general checkups. But the abortion procedure, which costs $250, is not covered. Colodny also wants the Liberal government to finance abortion clinics, including the Morgentaler facility. Colodny said she decided to speak out before an anti-abortion group staged a protest Sunday outside the home of nurse Jane Berry.

They chanted "Close that morgue" and handed anti-abortion pamphlets to Berry's neighbors. Gasoline prices high in Sturgeon By P.J. WILSON head and so do the servNugget Business Reporter ice station owners and managers, he said. STURGEON FALLS There "If I decide to cut my price seems to be a discrepancy be- by half-a-cent a litre, and it's tween gasoline prices in the not approved by head office, I West Nipissing area and North am the one who pays for Bay. Mr.

Serre said. Although prices in North Bay Gasoline was selling for 50.4 have been lowered to the 48.2 to cents a litre today in Verner at 48.6 cents a litre level for regu- the Shell station, Mr. Serre lar gasoline, they are still at the said. 50.3 cents a litre level here, "I haven't had any orders to according to a spokesman for lower my price, said Marcel Petro-Canada. Savage, owner of the Petro CanAnd nobody seems to know ada service station in Sturgeon why.

Falls. "I get my prices from my "My price went down," said district rep what to set my Gerry Serre, owner of Serre's prices at. Fuels in Verner. His bulk fuel "I have no control over my plant serves the Sturgeon Falls, Verner and Warren areas. He said all the service selling regular at 48.5, tions in the town are selling down from 50.4 last week." gasoline at about the same But he said his instruction to price.

lower the price was received "I wish I could lower them, from the head office in Toronto, but I can't," Mr. Savage said. while service station prices are Spokesmen from the head set from Ottawa. office and other service stations He has no control over prices in the Sturgeon Falls area were at service stations, he said. not available for comment sell at prices as dictated by day.

sents 41,000 doctors across the country, contended in its brief that extra billing poses no major threat to Ontario's health care system, but the government's "unilateral and confrontational" actions to ban the practice do. The legislation would do nothing, Vail told the committee, to end the serious shortage chronic care cilities, the problem of poorly staffed and equipped rural hospitals and the ever-growing waiting lists for hospital admission. "It is factors such as these, not extra billing, that are posing a major threat to accessibility," said the Newmarket, surgeon who charges above the province's health plan fee schedule. Vail urged the Peterson government to wait until sponsored legal challengesciation. determine the constitutionality of the federal Canada Health Act and the legality of provincial legislation under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms are dealt with in the courts.

Peterson dismissed that suggestion. "Our view is that there is not a at all and that it is constitutional," he told reporters. Meanwhile, Conservative Leader Larry Grossman said he expects more doctors will charge annual fees or special charges if extra billing is banned. A Toronto doctor has already told his patients he wants to charge them an annual fee of $50, and $75 for families, to renew prescriptions and for other services because he won't be able to extrabill. Housing developer balks at special fee By ROSE SIMONE Nugget City Hall Reporter A total of $3 million worth of housing development might be stalled if North Bay City Council insists on getting all the special upfront road money it's asking for from a subdivision developer, council members were told Monday night.

Ernest Balmer, of Monarch Management Corporation in Toronto, which owns the Oakdale Highlands Subdivision land on Nancy north of McKeown told council a special $950 fee the City is asking for, on each of the 39 residential units to be developed, is making the land "non-competitive." Right now, the company has an offer from a North Bay developer who wants to build 39 single and semi-detached homes in the area, but this deal might not go through if council insists this extra fee has to be paid, he said. The City has, on its back burners, a plan to extend McKeown Ave. out to Airport Rd. Although this has been an "on again, offagain" proposal for years, City "would like us to pay for 50 per cent of the cost of building that new road instead of improving the existing road," said Mr. Balmer.

This means paying an extra $950 per residential unit on top of the regular charge of $200 per unit, according to Mr. Balmer. He said the development of McKeown Ave. is "some distance down the road," if it happens at all. Meanwhile, the extra charge would make the land sale "noncompetitive" compared to other subdivisions where this charge doesn't apply.

Mr. Balmer said it would make the developed residential units more expensive to put on the market. It would increase the land costs by $1,000 and cause the price of Odeon North Bay has lost its last chainowned movie theatre with the sale of the downtown Odeon Theatre to a private operator for an undisclosed price. Effective Friday, when the deal is expected to close, all three city theatres will be independently owned, says Kevin Smith, manager of the Cinemas Champlain twin theatres located at North Bay Mall. The Odeon will be renamed Gateway Cinema, said Mr.

Smith, whose Champlain theatres are owned by a partner of the new owner of the Odeon. The sale could result in higher grade movies, Mr. Smith said, because the independent owners will each housing unit to go up by about $1,500, he said. "The economic facts today are, to pay $1,000 a lot more than anybody else in town makes those lots economically said Mr. Balmer.

Mr. Balmer said the development of 39 lots equals $3 million worth material and labor for North Bay, which would be lost if this development doesn't go ahead. Not being able to go ahead with the development will also have a negative effect on to solve an apartment shortage, he said. "If we can't proceed on a reasonable basis, we're not going to be able to come down Champlain St. and multiple unit housing," Balmer.

There's considerable demand now for 10 to 20 unit apartment buildings but there's a considerable shortage of properly zoned land, he said. Ald. Don King argued the company has already developed twothirds of its property without having to have a proper plan of subdivison, which would have required paying for a collector road. "If you went to the total package you're only paying $300 said Ald. King.

"So we're not really being that harsh on you. Mr. Balmer reminded the alderman this road requirement didn't exist when the land was bought. Also, "We're talking about building an entirely new road that the municipality doesn't have money for, and there isn't demand for." If the province agrees to pay 50 per cent of the road cost and the remaining amount were split between the city and the developer, the extra charge would come to about $200 per residential unit instead of $950. That wouldn't be so bad, according to Mr.

Balmer. Council referred the matter to city administrator Morley Daiter for a report. Theatre sold buy movies from film distributors that the Odeon Cineplex chain of theatres never dealt with, distributors such as Warner Brothers, which is distributing The Color Purple. The Gateway theatre will be owned by Toronto businessman Norman Stern, who has created a new company, Ontario Cinema to acquire the Odeon, along with six other theatres in Ontario. Mr.

Stern's partner is another Toronto businessman, Peter Sorok, who owns the Champlain theatres. The new owner is considering renovations to the Odeon, Mr. Smith said. Budget to be discussed EARLTON (Special) Farmers from Temiskaming and Cochrane will be able to hear first hand what the federal budget contains for agriculture. A special meeting has been organized by the Temiskaming Federation of Agriculture for the Alouette Hall here Wednesday at 8 p.m.

with John A. MacDougall (PC- Temiskaming) and two officials from the Farm Credit Corporation on hand to explain the budget and answer questions. A panel of three farmers and two agricultural money management people will direct questions at the government representatives before the meeting is opened to questions from the farmers attending. Pawley favored in today's Manitoba vote WINNIPEG (CP) The death of Premier Howard Pawley's father on Monday cast a shadow over today's Manitoba election as Canada's only provincial New Democratic Party government sought a second term in office. Pawley spent a quiet day with his family while Progressive Conservative Leader Gary Filmon took a break from his campaign to express his condolences to the Pawley family.

The 51-year-old premier was in the middle of a visit with workers at the main gate of the CN Rail yards Winnipeg when he received the news that. his father, 82- year-old Russell Pawley, was near death. Pawley, who learned about politics at his father's knee while growing up near Brampton, rushed to hospital and was at his father's side when he died at about 1 p.m. CST. Russell Pawley had a lifelong interest in politics and once ran for the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, the forerunner of the NDP.

He died after being in a coma for about 10 days. Meanwhile, the Filmon campaign bus made a final swing through some ridings in Winnipeg they hope will be the key to a victory that even Tory strategists concede will be thin at best. The Tory leader, still enthusiastic five weeks after the election was called, was still running from door-to-door to greet voters with his "Hi, how are you, I'm Gary He continued to scoff at public opinion polls predicting an NDP win, saying they do not take into account the close races in swing ridings such as Riel and St. James in Winnipeg, where only a handful of votes at each poll can mean victory or defeat. "I'm confident we are going to win a majority of the swing seats," said Filmon.

That confidence was echoed by a party worker who said "if you don't believe you're going to win, then you don't have a chance." One group of Manitobans who won't be joining the more than 684,000 Manitobans casting their ballots today are 250 prisoners at Stony Mountain Penitentiary north of Winnipeg. The prisoners lost their bid to vote in the election after the Manitoba Court of Appeal ruled Monday that they will not get a special polling station at the medium federal prison. Prison officials also rejected the idea of allowing the convicts out on day passes so they could vote, citing a lack time to process the 250 passes of prisoners who indicated they would like to cast ballots. Last week, a Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench judge struck down a section of the Manitoba Election Act that makes prisoners ineligible to vote, saying it contravened the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which guarantees people the right to vote. However, Judge John Scollin did not give the prisoners the means to exercise that right, saying it was up to the legislature to deal with the issue.

Liberal Leader Sharon Carstairs, trying to get her party back into the legislature where it hasn't had seat since 1981, received lastminute help from federal Liberal Party president Iona Campagnolo on Monday. Carstairs is involved in a tight three way race in the south Winnipeg riding of River Heights and stands the best chance of any Liberal candidate of giving the party a toehold in the legislature. In 1981, the NDP under Pawley took 34 seats in the 57-seat legislature with Tories winning the remaining 23. Deaths and defections altered standings at dissolution to 32 New Democrats, 22 Conservatives, two Independents and one vacancy..

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