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98th YEAR NO. 156 THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2006 $1.17 + GST
Doggie in the window
its way to
Many towns, businesses
pocketing the 1% reduction
RICHMOND HILL, Ont. taxes.”
(CP) — It’s “outrageous” that He said while consumers
some merchants are absorb- will be forgiving when it
ing the federal government’s comes to a difference of pen-
GST cut instead of passing nies, they won’t be for larger
the savings on to consumers, items, such as a monthly
but Ottawa can’t do much parking pass.
about it, Finance Minister Jim “There’s absolutely no rea-
Flaherty conceded Wednes- son why those savings should
day. not be passed on to con-
Retailers that choose to sumers,” Williamson said.
absorb the percentage-point He said individuals need to
cut in the GST, which went “push it if they think they’re
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into effect over the long being overcharged ... It’s
weekend, are engaged in a important for consumers to Monique Roy, children’s librarian at the main branch of the Sudbury Public Library, paints heroes on the library’s windows.
“cash grab” that the Conserv- remain vigilant.” The theme of the library’s Summer Reading Club is Quest For Heroes. Sudburians are being asked to be heroes, too, by
ative government is power- The controversy applies donating new school supplies and backpacks. The items will be distributed by the United Way of Sudbury and District and
less to prevent, Flaherty told mostly to vendors who use The Wild At Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre.
a news conference. all-included pricing, such as
“I’m not aware of any steps those with parking meters,
that we could take,” he said. candy bar vending machines
Businesses must remit six per
cent to the Canada Revenue
Agency on goods and services
purchased after July 1, but
there’s no law forcing them to
Kashechewan residents head home
lower prices, Flaherty said.
“They’re reducing the GST with respect to us. We Evacuees came services, said Indian and North-
ern Affairs Canada flew home
going home, said Stephen,
and young children appeared
A former military man,
Stephen said the experience
from seven to six, which is members whose homes had confused “because this has of Kashechewan residents,
their legal obligation, and can’t tell them not to here to escape been renovated and repaired. become their home.” who have been living in
then they’re imposing new increase their charges.” Work is expected to be hotels and a community cen-
charges on the people that flooding up north completed on another 50 tre in Sudbury, reminds him
they’re serving,” he said. homes in the trouble-plagued “There was no of his time in the armed
“There’s no enforcement Jim Flaherty, BY CAROL MULLIGAN First Nation by the end of forces.
power with respect to us. We finance minister The Sudbury Star July, said Stephen. challenge to them He and his family moved
can’t tell them not to Kashechewan residents being accepted in the several times, and he remem-
increase their charges.” There was “tears all over have had an on-again, off- bers well what it felt like to
John Williamson of the Many businesses that aren’t the place” Wednesday at the again relationship with Sud- city.” live out of suitcases in a hotel
Ottawa-based Canadian Tax- passing down the savings say Sudbury Airport as 97 bury since last October when for even a week as they relo-
payers Federation said he’s changing the way they cur- Kashechewan residents left a couple hundred of them Alan Stephen, cated. Sudbury treated
received a number of com- rently do business is not cost- the city on three flights to were airlifted here because emergency services Kashechewan evacuees well,
plaints about businesses that effective, given how little return home. their water was contami- he said.
don’t reflect the GST cut on money the GST cut represents. About 180 members of the nated. Most remained here “There was no challenge to
price tags. The Toronto Parking James Bay First Nation have until about Christmas. The reaction among them being accepted in the
“When it comes to paying Authority, which oversees been living in Sudbury since When annual spring flood- teenagers was split, he said, city.”
for goods and services after about 50,000 parking spots in April after being evacuated ing made their homes inhab- with some looking forward to What many Kashechewan
July 1 ... most people expect the city, is among those busi- from their homes during itable again, Sudbury was one returning to the familiar and members are going home to
the savings to be passed on to nesses that won’t be chang- spring flooding. of the communities that wel- others not wanting to leave a is a way of life in which as
consumers,” he said. ing fees at its garages and Alan Stephen, Greater Sud- comed displaced residents. big city and its attractions. many as 13 or 15 people live
“It’s really not acceptable street meters. bury’s general manager of Elderly Kashechewan resi- “It’s a traumatic time for in a single-family dwelling.
for businesses to be hoarding See GST / A2 infrastructure and emergency dents seemed to be glad to be them,” said Stephen. See KASH / A2
Inco aids Adanac rebuilding
$100,000 will help buy new snowmaking equipment, making season longer
BY LAURA STRADIOTTO To recognize Inco’s support, Europe. of snow-making equipment,”
The Sudbury Star the ski chalet will be called “From our point of view, Brian Smith, chairman of the
the Inco having a facility like this volunteer group, said
The skiing season may last Chalet. makes it more attractive for Wednesday.
a little longer thanks to a sig- “Anything kids, teens and younger “We want to have an out-
nificant contribution to the where you adults to want to stick around standing beginners facility so
Adanac Ski Hill. can encour- in Sudbury.” we can teach young kids how
Inco Ltd. announced age all mem- To date, Friends of Adanac to ski.
Wednesday it was donating bers of the has raised $120,000 towards “One of the things we need
$100,000 to the ski hill as community, developing the ski hill. for that facility is a carpet lift,
part of its commitment to the whether that In its original business plan, which is a conveyor system,
city’s Healthy Community b e c h i l d r e n Smith Friends of Adanac indicated (and) is a lot easier for kids to
initiative. or seniors, to that with improved snow- use as opposed to a chair
The money will be spent on participate in making equipment, the ski lift.”
a new carpet lift for beginner something healthy and hill could open before Christ- Smith said the goal is to
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skiers, improving the snow- active, then I think that’s a mas and run through the have all the projects, includ-
making equipment to good thing,” said Mark March break. ing a new chalet, complete by Mark Cutifani, Inco’s president for North America and
lengthen the ski season and Cutifani, Inco’s president “So we need to get some the winter season. Europe, announces a $100,000 donation for Adanac Ski Hill
to help build a new chalet. for North America and technology here in the form See ADANAC / A2 on Wednesday afternoon.
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