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6 Belugas impossible to stay

away from in Churchill waters New regulations will kill the whale watching industry, cost 200 jobs and millions in revenues to the town


A riot of grackles


Route 90, Winnipeg’s longest trail, a

nightmare of stop and start, and ends in new Confusion Corner

Route 90 is threatening to outdo Confusion Corner. Photo by Jody McIntyre.

Beluga whale watching is a big draw for tourists in Churchill. Wally Daudrich


n Manitoba’s Arctic coastline, Churchill faces challenges as never before to its viability as a community with jobs and economic opportu-

nity. First, the Port of Churchill closed. Then, about a year ago, the Hudson Bay Railway

line washed out. OmniTrax, the railway and port own- er, has been in a legal battle ever since with the federal government over whose responsibility it is to bring the rail line into operation. As of June 22nd this year, the federal government has put in place regulations that jeopardize our local, fam- ily-owned businesses that operate Beluga whale tours. Enough.

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Former Sun publisher Kevin Klein running for Council

Dorothy Dobbie

in the Charleswood Tuxedo ward to fill the vacancy left by Marty Marantz who is stepping down to run federally.

K evin Klein has an-

nounced that he will seek election to City Council

Kevin is a long time resident of

the area and a former president of minor hockey in South Winni- peg, where he coached and later became and remains the Referee- in-Chief. The father of two boys and a stepson, Kevin played ju- nior hockey when he was a kid himself.

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its vary from 80 km/h to 50 km/h but it’s driver beware because exact changes are not posted on the website. It’s Winnipeg’s longest route at 25 km, but it actually continues for another 20 km before it reaches the south perimeter. Starting at the north Perimeter with its rural


roots in PTH #6, Route 90 emerges on the other side of the overpass as twinned Brookside Boulevard. It rolls along merrily, heading south past some open fields and gradually encountering city streets, but without interruption, until it sud- denly becomes Oak Point Highway as it passes Tyndall Park on the east, which for the most part turns its back on the Route, leaving cars to roll along at 80 km/h, unhindered. It then becomes King Edward Street, and here

it begins to encounter turbulence as it slips over he railway tracks and begins to hit the higher population densities at Logan. It is still a twinned thoroughfare, however, and doesn’t really run into any problems until stabbing the major artery of Notre Dame which dumps its load of traffic on to the Route. Route 90 slows a bit now, the lanes squeez- ing together like the legs of a modest young lady, until it suddenly flings the lanes open just before Saskatchewan Avenue. Now it parts ways with

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oute 90 demonstrates a long history of varying degrees of competence among city planners over the years. Speed lim-

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