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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
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
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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