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Communities stand divided
Solutions team to hear why citizens Saturday.
wants to ensure that, when
his group hands down its
the problems,” he said.
“Our goal is, and it’s even
going to try report in January, citizens “We are not there in the title of our task force,
are calling for de-amalgamation to keep peo- will feel better about their to defend the City is community solutions. We
ple talking community. are not there to defend the
BY BOB VAILLANCOURT The debate will be led by about solu- The seven-member team of of Greater Sudbury.” City of Greater Sudbury or
The Sudbury Star Floyd Laughren, a former tions,” he volunteers on the solutions the inner city or anything
deputy premier and finance said. team will hold a series of 20 Floyd Laughren else, we are there to find
Residents of the City of minister, and former Nickel “Obviously, Laughren public meetings across the solutions.”
Greater Sudbury will be gath- Belt MPP. there is going city over the next month. Eldon Gainer, who is one
ering at public meetings The challenge to find to be an More meetings are to be held That is no accident, said of two representatives in
throughout the community answers to the many com- opportunity to talk about the in the fall. Laughren. Ward 1, on city council, is
during the next month to plaints residents have lodged problems because otherwise The Community Solutions “That’s where the problems confident the committee will
ponder why so many citizens about the new City of you wouldn’t need solu- Team, as the group is called, are coming from. That’s hear constructive ideas that
don’t like the new city’s Greater Sudbury is definitely tions.” is made up of people who where the issues are being could lead to solutions.
structure. formidable, said Laughren But Laughren said he live outside the city core. raised. I think we understand See TEAM / A2
A light in the darkness
Talks interrupt “We are disappointed and
angry that Inco has once
bargaining again forced us into a posi-
tion of having to withdraw
our labour,” said the negoti-
team’s meeting ating team in the handout.
A key issue in the talks has
with stewards been job security. The union
remains concerned that with
BY BOB VAILLANCOURT Inco bidding to take over Fal-
The Sudbury Star conbridge Ltd., the resulting
merger could mean job
In a somewhat surprising losses.
turn of events, negotiators for
Inco and Local 6500 of the
United Steelworkers were
back at the bargaining table In a handout given
GINO DONATO/THE SUDBURY STAR Sunday, after the company to stewards Sunday,
Five-year-old Jordyn Desjardins holds a candle with her great-grandmother Frances Blaseg at the 23rd annual International had earlier tabled what it
AIDS Candlelight Memorial held Sunday night at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre in Bell Park. The event commemorates called a contract settlement the bargaining team
lives lost to AIDS and demonstrates support for people living with the disease. The memorial, held in 3,000 communities in offer. predicted Inco’s offer
85 countries annually, was organized in Sudbury by the Access Aids Network. The return to the table
came just minutes after the would be rejected.
union’s bargaining team had
begun meeting with union
stewards to go over the offer.
Soldier itching to start tour overseas By press time Sunday, the
two sides were still in negoti-
The union bargaining team
Inco president Scott Hand
told an investors’ conference
in New York last week a
merger might result in as
As a forward observation many as 150 job losses.
He will take the Nichola Goddard, who was
killed in an ambush May 17.
In a condolence note for
Goddard’s funeral in Calgary officer, Charchuk will be
had said it was recommend-
ing rejection of Inco’s offer, In addition, pre-bargaining
Charchuk and Goddard, last week, Charchuk wrote: responsible for guiding which came about 2 a.m. surveys showed Local 6500’s
place of Capt. both 26, received their army “I’ll make sure you guys get artillery rounds into their Sunday morning, saying it 3,000 members wanted wage
training together and lived home safe.” intended targets. While the was, “little more than a sta- increases and pension
Nichola Goddard just doors down from each Julianne Charchuk said her job is dangerous, Julianne tus-quo increase.” improvements.
other at the military base in husband is anxious to begin Charchuk said she takes com- In a handout given to stew- The union is in a legal
CALGARY (CP) — The wife Shilo, Man., said Charchuk’s his six-month tour. fort in knowing her husband ards Sunday, the bargaining strike position at midnight
of the soldier selected to take wife, Julianne. “I’m proud that they chose is a highly trained and com- team predicted Inco’s offer Wednesday.
the place of the latest Cana- Charchuk was in Edmon- him because we know for sure petent soldier. would also be rejected by the Included in Inco’s Sunday
dian casualty in Afghanistan ton on Sunday receiving last- that he’s going to take care of “You have to have faith,” membership in voting that morning offer was a signing
says her husband is ready to minute training before head- the guys pretty good,” she said the newlywed, who will was to have been held Tues- bonus of $3,500, a salary hike
go and help out. ing overseas to join Goddard’s said. celebrate the couple’s one- day and that a strike would of 60 cents an hour and pen-
Capt. Andrew Charchuk unit and was unavailable for “He just wants to get over year anniversary on June 18 occur at midnight Wednes- sion improvements.
was a close friend of Capt. comment. there and be there for them.” without her husband. day. See INCO / A2
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