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98th YEAR NO. 83                                                                         WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2006                                                                                                     $1.00


           Last class                                                                                                                                                                    It’s all over
  White Mountain Academy                                                                                                                                                          Season ends in heartbreak
  closes with a great show                                                                                                                                                         for the Sudbury Wolves
      Greater Sudbury/A4                                         Time to stock up your pantry                                                                                                 Sports/B1
                                                                              Life & Food/A7

                                                       Lights out
                                                                                                                                                     Inco, union
                                                                                                                                                     begin key
                                                                                                                                                     contract
                                                                                                                                                     talks
                                                                                                                                                     Steelworkers,                         hard,” said McPhee. “It’s not
                                                                                                                                                                                           an easy process, but there is a
                                                                                                                                                                                           lot of commitment to get a
                                                                                                                                                     company mum                           deal done.”
                                                                                                                                                                                              “We’re looking for a good
                                                                                                                                                     on the big issues;                    contract,” John Fera, Local
                                                                                                                                                                                           6500 president, said. “Times
                                                                                                                                                     hope for a deal                       are good. Our employees
                                                                                                                                                                                           work very hard for their
                                                                                                                                                     by end of May                         wages. We see a lot of years of
                                                                                                                                                                                           prosperity for the company
                                                                                                                                                                                           and for our people, and there
                                                                                                                                                           BY ROB O’FLANAGAN               is no reason why we should-
                                                                                                                                                               The Sudbury Star                              n’t get a good
                                                                                                            JOHN E. LIGHTFOOT JR./THE SUDBURY STAR                                                           contract.”
A city transit bus knocked over a traffic light Tuesday morning at the corner of Elm and Elgin streets. A temporary traffic light                       Smiles and playful barbs                               Neither
has been set up until work crews can repair the damage.                                                                                              passed between the negotiat-                            Fera       nor
                                                                                                                                                     ing teams of Inco and the                               McPhee
                                                                                                                                                     Steelworkers Tuesday morn-                              would discuss


Your pet turtle may be an endangered species
                                                                                                                                                     ing. That friendly mood                                 details of the
                                                                                                                                                     likely changed the moment                               proposals, but
                                                                                                                                                     the media left the Radisson                             both      said
                                                                                                                                                     Hotel conference room and              Fera             they      were
                                                                                                                                                     the door closed.                                        confident a
Plants, animals                    about wildlife enforcement.
                                   One of main seminar topics
                                                                       Ministry
                                                                       Resources.
                                                                                       of      Natural                THINK TWICE                       The last set of negotiations
                                                                                                                                                     three years ago ended badly
                                                                                                                                                                                                             deal could be
                                                                                                                                                                                           reached by the end of May.
                                   was the illegal trade of native       (Spencer is not her real               ■ The most common turtle             when Steelworkers went on             United Steelworkers of Amer-
being targeted                     species, especially those at        name. The names of MNR                   sold in pet stores is the red-       strike for three months. May          ica, Local 6500 and Local
                                   risk.                               enforcement officers and ana-            eared slider.                        31 is the deadline for a deal.        6200 (Port Colborne), are
by collectors                         The seminar included a           lysts have been changed to               ■ Recognized by its black               Times are much better for          involved in this set of talks.
                                   trip to Science North to view       protect the security of current          shell with yellow stripes and        the company than they were               “The dispute was a disap-
       BY AMY HENSON               the native reptiles and             wildlife enforcement investi-            a bright red patch just behind       in 2003. Inco made close to           pointment for all of us,”
       For The Sudbury Star        amphibians Science North            gations).                                the eye, these turtles are           $1 billion Cdn in 2005 and            McPhee said. “We don’t want
                                   cares for.                            “Each officer has a soft spot          native to the southern U.S.          nickel prices have soared. The        to go down that road. We
  Several rare plant and ani-         “It’s important that the         for animals and this is why              and are sold throughout              company needs “uninter-               think we have an exciting
mal species in the Sudbury         conservation officers are edu-      we are all in this business.”            North America as pets.               rupted operations” in order           future here in Sudbury as a
area are among hundreds in         cated in the identification of        Conservation officers and              ■ Before you purchase one            to generate the capital               company, and our employees
Ontario being targeted by col-     fish and wildlife species.          other wildlife enforcement               as a pet, do your research.          needed for the future growth          are critical to that future and
lectors, a problem that could      They need to know what the          officers around the province             Red-eared sliders can live to        and development of its Sud-           we respect that.”
push them to extinction.           issues are and how to handle        have traditionally been                  be 50-70 years old. This             bury operations, said Cory               Many hurdles will have to
  Provincial enforcement           each of the animals,” said          responsible for enforcing                means your children’s grand-         McPhee, manager of external           be overcome, said Fera, again
officers from the MNR were         Kathryn Spencer, an intelli-        hunting and fishing laws.                children could end up looking        relations.                            without offering details.
in Sudbury last week to learn      gence analyst for the Ontario                         See SPECIES / A2       after this turtle.                      “We are going to work                                  See TALKS / A2




Man fell victim to homeless cycle
                                                                                                                                                     from Long Lac and attended
Paul Towegishij was a ‘big pussy cat. He was like a big teddy bear’                                                                                  residential schools as a boy.
                                                                                                                                                     He was an addictions counsel-
     BY CAROL MULLIGAN               Four guys drinking a bottle         Towegishij knew virtually              Towegishij was in and out            lor at one time.
         The Sudbury Star          of wine can get a glow, he          everyone living on Sudbury’s           of substance abuse programs              “If he were a counsellor, I
                                   said, but four guys drinking a      streets, and they knew him.            most of his adult life.                wouldn’t want (to go to)
  Roland Peltier once asked        bottle of Listerine can get         “He wanted to help people on             Peltier said Towegishij was          him,” said Peltier on Monday
Paul “Scully” Towegishij why       “crawling around drunk.”            the street in any way he               last in a 21-day program 18            at N’Swakamok.
he drank Listerine.                  A funeral will be held for        could,” said Peltier.                  months ago, when he got an               It would have been impossi-
  Towegishij had a quick           Towegishij today at 1 p.m. in         He was always smiling, and           apartment after three years of         ble to put anything past him.
answer for Peltier, who runs       the R.J. Barnard Chapel at          “was like a big pussy cat. He          living on the streets. He              Somewhere along the way,                         PHOTO SUPPLIED TO THE STAR
the Urban Aboriginal Home-         Jackson and Barnard Funeral         was like a big teddy bear.”            wanted to go straight, said            Towegishij fell into a “cycle of
lessness     Initiative   at       Home. Towegishij died Thurs-          He would give people the             Peltier, and had been on a             homelessness that’s hard to            Paul “Scully” Towegishij
N’Swakamok Native Friend-          day at age 50 after years of        shirt off his back, if they            waiting list since February.           get out of,” said Peltier.             spent several years on the
ship Centre.                       substance abuse.                    asked for it, said Peltier.              Towegishij was originally                            See HOMELESS / A2      streets. He died Thursday.



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CANADA                   A12   OPINION/LETTERS   A10, A11                  High: 10        Low: 3
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COMICS/CROSSWORD          B6   SPORTS              B1-B4                   High: 12      Low: 2                 victim Jade Benedict, at the bail
                                                                                                                                                         The Macarena!
GREATER SUDBURY        A2-A4   TV LISTINGS             B7                  Friday: Cloudy, rain               hearing for James Maestrello and                                    — Ben Jeffery
LIFE & FOOD               A7   WHAT’S ON               B7                  High: 11          Low: 2            Michael Boyle. The Sudbury men                               Send your Smile to
MOVIE LISTINGS            B7   WORLD             B10, B11                                                     were denied bail in the case. / A4
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