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98th YEAR NO. 123                                                                         MONDAY, MAY 29, 2006                                                                                             $1.00

Communities stand divided
Solutions team to hear why citizens                                    Saturday.
                                                                          “We     are
                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                 to table
                                                                                                                                                 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

Index                                                        Weather Forecast                            Quote of the day                              Smile of the day           

ASK ELLIE                  A8   OBITUARIES              A9                Today: Sun turning to rain     “When amalgamation happened,                  What do you call a teacher
CANADA                     A6   OPINION/LETTERS   A10, A11                High: 28      Low: 16
CLASSIFIEDS            B7, B8   PUZZLE ANSWER           A5                                               I don’t think anything changed                who doesn’t fart in public?
                                                                          Tomorrow: Thundershowers
COMICS/CROSSWORD           B6   SPORTS              B1-B5                 High: 29      Low: 14          for the people in the city.”                  A private tooter!
GREATER SUDBURY        A2-A4    TV LISTINGS             A8                Wednesday: Thundershowers
LIFE & FAMILY              A7   WHAT’S ON               A8                                                        — Floyd Laughren on the cries                             — anonymous
                                                                          High: 27      Low: 10
MOVIE LISTINGS             A8   WORLD                  A12                                                         for de-amalgamation coming                         Send your Smile to
                                                                     Weather map on Page B4                 from the outlying communities / A2   


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