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98th YEAR NO. 114                                                                            THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2006                                                                                                $1.25


                                                                                                  Shaping up




                                                                                                                                                                                                JOHN LAPPA/THE SUDBURY STAR

Wally LeFave (left), project inspector with the City of Greater Sudbury, Bob Ogilvy, president of the Minnow Lake Lions Club, and skateboarder and project consultant Kevin Joblin check on
the progress of the Minnow Lake Skate Park on Wednesday. The 10,000 square-foot park, which will be ready for July, is expected to cost about $380,000.




Homeless funding reaches crisis Woman
City agencies will
                                                                                                                                                      killed in
                                      Thirteen programs and                                                     crunch.
                                    agencies in the city stand to                                                  “It is so frustrating to see
                                    lose substantial portions of        “If nothing is done                     this happening year after year
not be able to                      their funding — enough to           before December,                        after year,” said Kett.
                                    sink many of them — unless                                                     The federal government
help needy                          the federal government and          you are going to be                     doles out “little bits of

     BY ROB O’FLANAGAN
         The Sudbury Star

   City council is fed-up and
agencies that serve the home-
                                    the Province of Ontario
                                    renew commitments to fund
                                    them.
                                      If they don’t, the cost of
                                    addressing the problems
                                    faced by the homeless and
                                                                        looking at a major
                                                                        crisis. You will find
                                                                        people on the street
                                                                        who are dying.”
                                                                                                                money” that doesn’t last, he
                                                                                                                said, adding low-income fam-
                                                                                                                ilies in the city suffer real
                                                                                                                hardship as a result.
                                                                                                                   “When the funding gets
                                                                                                                cut back,” said Bob Walsh,
                                                                                                                                                      Afghanistan
less are scared. The impend-        near homeless will fall to                                                  chaplain and director of the                 BY JIM FARRELL
ing end of federal funding for      expensive police and ambu-                                Lise Senecal,     Elgin Street Mission, “it                   CanWest News Service
things such as emergency            lance services, and the health                    executive director of     means that there is less to
shelters and outreach pro-          care system, Coun. Janet Gas-        L’Association des jeunes de la rue     offer to people who are in               KANDAHAR, Afghanistan
grams threatens to leave our        parini said. Residents may                                                  need, who are using these             — Capt. Nichola Goddard
most vulnerable citizens des-       even have to cover the costs                                                services on a day-by-day basis        was killed Wednesday in
perate, and maybe even              through increased property          including Elizabeth Fry and             in order to survive.”                 Afghanistan, the first female
dying, in the streets.              taxes, she said.                    Salvation Army shelters, and               “If nothing is done before         Canadian soldier to die dur-
   Harold Duff, director of           Between July 1 and Dec. 31        Foyer Notre Dame House.                 December,” said Lise Senecal,         ing the controversial military
social services for the City of     of this year, nine programs            The crisis is real, a number         executive director of L’Associ-       mission.
Greater Sudbury, went before        will lose more than $243,000        of frontline workers told The           ation des jeunes de la rue,              Goddard, 26, whose par-
the city’s priorities committee     in funding, including the           Sudbury Star after the meet-            “you are going to be looking          ents live in Calgary, a for-
Wednesday night to outline          Elgin Street Mission, Eliza-        ing, which attracted dozens             at a major crisis. You will find      ward artillery observer whose
the bleak fiscal future that is     beth Fry Society Outreach,          of people who work directly             people on the street who are          job it was to send targeting
looming over programs for           Corner Clinic and the Cana-         with the area’s most destitute          dying.”                               information back to the
the homeless in the city. Not       dian Red Cross Housing Help         citizens. A number of council-             Senecal’s agency runs an           crews firing some of the mili-
only our city, but municipali-      and Rent Bank. Between April        lors, including Terry Kett,             outreach program that goes            tary’s new 155-mm long-
ties across the country, Duff       and December of 2007, four          Doug Craig and Gasparini,               out into the streets, finds peo-      range howitzers, was killed        Capt. Nichola Goddard
and others said, are facing the     other programs will lose more       expressed their frustration             ple in crisis and helps them.         during operations 24 kilome-
same uncertainty.                   than $305,000 in funding,           over the recurring funding                               See FUNDING/A2       tres west of the city of Kan-
                                                                                                                                                      dahar. Her death came as the
                                                                                                                                                      House of Commons in
                                                                                                                                                      Ottawa was debating a gov-
                                                                                                                                                                                         Women
Xstrata sweetens bid for Falconbridge                                                                                                                                                    taking on
                                                                                                                                                      ernment motion to extend
                                                                                                                                                      the mission in Afghanistan
                                                                                                                                                      for another two years past
                                                                                                                                                      the current February 2007

    BY LAURA STRADIOTTO
         The Sudbury Star
                                      It expects to achieve annual
                                    synergy savings of $120 mil-        “The Inco/Falconbridge
                                                                                                                commerce professor says an
                                                                                                                Xstrata takeover probably
                                                                                                                                                      date.
                                                                                                                                                         “It is with deep and great
                                                                                                                                                      sadness that I report this
                                                                                                                                                                                         combat
  Swiss-based miner Xstrata
PLC leaped back into the bid-
                                    lion US from the proposed
                                    acquisition, which values all
                                    of Falconbridge at $20 billion,
                                                                        merger is a better one.”                won’t “fly”.
                                                                                                                  “The Inco/Falconbridge
                                                                                                                merger is a better one” for the
                                                                                                                                                      evening that a Canadian sol-
                                                                                                                                                      dier on operations today was
                                                                                                                                                      killed at approximately 6:55
                                                                                                                                                                                         roles
ding war for Canada’s Falcon-       about $1 billion more than                         Jean Charles Cachon      community, said Jean Charles          p.m. ...,” Brig. Gen. David
bridge Ltd. on Wednesday,           the recently sweetened offer                                                Cachon.                               Fraser, commander of the                   BY DAVID HOWELL
saying shareholders should          from Inco.                                                                    The president of the United         multinational brigade based                AND KATE JAIMET
find its offer “highly attrac-        The rival Canadian nickel-                                                Steelworkers of America Local         in Kandahar, said late                     CanWest News Service
tive” because of potentially        miner’s revised bid had val-                                                2020 at Falconbridge agrees.          Wednesday.
huge growth in the two com-         ued Falconbridge at about           Mick Davis said during a con-             In a press release, Myles              Canadian military sources          EDMONTON — The com-
panies’ copper businesses.          $51.17 a share.                     ference call.                           Sullivan repeated the union’s         are divulging little informa-      bat death of a female Cana-
  Apparently, topping a               But instead of focusing on          “It follows that because of           position that a merger with           tion about how Goddard             dian soldier in Afghanistan
sweetened takeover bid from         such operational savings in         the immense value inherent              Inco is far better than being         died except to say it was in a     is an unfortunate but natural
nickel giant Inco Ltd., Xstrata     the Sudbury Basin in North-         in the combination of our               taken over by Xstrata or any          firefight that occurred in the     consequence of Canada’s
said Wednesday it is offering       ern Ontario, as Toronto-based       respective copper businesses            other company.                        midst of a large operation.        1989 decision to allow
$52.50 in cash per share — or       Inco suggests in its own bid,       in Latin America, Xstrata is in           “Inco has new mines wait-              “Capt. Goddard was part of      women into all combat
$16.1 billion — for the 80 per      stockholders should pay             fact the natural partner for            ing to be developed,” Sullivan        a combined operation               roles, military analysts said
cent of Toronto-based Falcon-       attention to Falconbridge’s         Falconbridge.”                          said the release.                     today,” Fraser said.               Wednesday.
bridge it doesn’t already own.      copper business, Xstrata CEO          But a Laurentian University                               See INCO/A2                      See GODDARD/A2                     See COMBAT/A2



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