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   Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - December 21, 1991, Brandon, Manitoba                                j CLASSIFIED NIGHTLINE on partially recycled product Please 5 o 6191566 Daily plus HIGH NEAR ZERO on Page 10 December City police investigate Victim remains ip intensive care latter incident DIRK Sun Staff PATRICK COPPS ISun Staff Brandon i David Kipka remained in criti cal but stable condition Friday he was shot by a Brandon City Police Police say the 22yearold vic allegedly charged at an officer a knife early Friday Richard Bruce said no charges have been laid against the who is in Brandon General Hospitals intensive care Police contacted the victims mother in Friday eve The shooting occurred just after A behind the victims apart block in the Victoria Woods Estates in the citys west end after SCENE Police officers and detectives look around the area of the shooting Friday officers responded to a 911 com fronted by a man wielding a slaint of a disturbance knife who charged at an officer and told the Sun the victim naa oeen P At the scene they were con was polic threatening suicide and slashed hintself before police One source said three officers todk part in the confrontation and that the one responsible for the shooting is an 11year veteran of the JtTie victim was shot twice in the mif the source Police spent most of Friday mofning at the scene investigating the shooting and videotaping a re The department will conduct its own investigation into the Bruce He said when the initial in vestigation is complete it will be turned over to the departments use of force review which is made up of bothdeputy the head of criminal investigations and the citys The board will then make a re to Police Chief Brian After Scott is finished with the whole package will be seftt to both the Attorney Generals office and RCMP Headquarters in Winnipeg for independent Bruce He said all witnesses to the shooting will be made available to both should they be BRIEFLY Manitoba natives sue Saskatchewan Power over dams TOM BLACKWELL Canadian Press Winnipeg Two Manitoba Indian bands say theyre taking Saskatchewan Power to court over hydroelectric dams that have decimated the reserves fishing and hunting The isolated communities in the provinces northwest will ask Manitoba Court of Queens Bench 30 for an injunction stopping the 64yearold dams harmful ef Theyre also demanding com pensation for flooding they say has mined animal and fish populations and left their people reliant on government Our livelihood has been deci Chief Pascall Bighetty of the impoverished Pukatawagan re serve told a news conference dependence on welfare 100 per high al nothing to do its real ly affected our The legal action will likely pit province against as the Manitoba government has agreed to join the suit at the Indians said Arne the bands For it is the sec ond major court battle recently over the environmental effects of The province has been em broiled for months in legal wrangl ing over the controversial Raffer tyAlameda dam project in the provinces dependanceon welfare 100 per high nothing to do its really affected our CHIEF PASCALL Pukatawagan reserve The latest case concerns the Island Falls and White Sand built in 1927 to provide power for the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelt ing plant in Flin They were taken over by Sas katchewan the provinces governmentowned electrical util in The Manitoba and Sas katchewan licences that were granted in 1927 expired the same but theyve never been re the bands They ask in the lawsuit that Sas katchewan Power obtain a provin cial Water Power Act licence and a licence from Ottawa allowing it to flood Indian The licences are important be cause they would allow the re serves to negotiate operating con ditions for the that lessen their devastating said Heart recipient happy to be home SCOTT GIBBONS SCOTT Sun Staff Sun Staff Bolssevaln Theres no place like home for the Joe Garrow It feels pretty darn Es pecially this year because I feel so he said Garrow has a special reason to be excited about this Christmas because for the first time in three the 51year old Boissevain man has not been in hospital with heart compli On Garrow and his wife Dian returned home from after successfully completing rehabilitation from an August heart transplant oper The town has given a heros welcome to who hasnt been home since last The phone has been steadily ring ing as friends and family call to find out how he is A trip to i the coffee shop earlier in the week turned into a twohour af fair as he visited with When we went to the hospi tal where Dian works I was almost hugged and kissed to he Originally Garrow was to be released in November but there were complications following the sevenhour He temporarily lost sight in his right eye and 70 per cent in his left due to the medication that his body adjust to the new HOME SWEET HOME he finally returned to But as the dosage ping a dead horse and I wouldnt his sight is Vision in have lasted another his left eye is near while J vision is returning in his right Garrow said losing his vision Garrow has spend the past four months trying to regain his It initially was a slow and frustrating They tell you that you walk out or get carried They are quite blunt about the outcome JOE Heart recipient was difficult to accept because he is an avid reader and enjoys working with his It was very It was almost worse than waiting for the heart because all of a sudden you cant Despite the problem with he said it is nothing com pared to being They tell you that you walk out or get carried They are quite blunt about the outcome The doctors said they were whip The first two months the nurse had to lift my leg over the thats how weak I It took me about two months before I could make two steps up Now I can probably run most of While his strength was slow to Garrow was able to sleep peacefully Before he was hospitalized he would regularly sleep slumped over a foot stool in the living room because it would ease the press ure on his While the Garrows will be spending Christmas with their immediate family they havent seen two sons from Alberta since August they have a different kind of yuletide message for other They encourage people to give a gift of life by signing their organ donor cards and discussing the decision with their Ive seem so many people there are waiting and Ive seen a lot of people die Garrow adding Canadians are currently waiting for a Ive seen people who have had transplants That doesnt bother me because I know that can But the people they have given life like it is so Joes heart came from a 34 yearold Ottawa The mans kidney and three other or gans were also used in trans One person can give a lot of life to a lot of The reserves will also request an undetermined amount of com pensation for the damage already Peltz But a spokesman for Saskatche wan Power said the Crown corpor ation has received legal opinions saying it does not require The company wont comment further on the court action until it has seen the bands legal docu said Saskatchewan Power spokesman Larry Brandt from Re The dams have flooded about hectares of Crown land in At Barren Lands 900 kilometres northwest of about 240 hectares were Yeltsin says Russia hopes to join NATO DEMISE CLAVELOUX Canadian Press Brussels NATO and its former adversaries in Eastern Europe agreed Friday to cooperate in building a lasting order of and Russian President Boris Yeltsin said his giant re public eventually aims to join the western The unprecedented meeting of foreign ministers of NATO and countries from the defunct Warsaw Pact marked another postCold War turning External Af fairs Minister Barbara McDougall called it a very dramatic and sig nificant We fully support the efforts to create a new system of security from Vancouver to Yeltsin said in a letter read by the Soviet ambassador to Nikolai heirapparent to most of the territory and the colossal nuclear arsenal of the collapsing Soviet was not invited to the But currently visiting sent his message to the meet ing Today we are raising a ques tion of Russias membership in however regarding it as a longterm political McDougall said Canada wel comes Yeltsins statement and could work towards his longterm Its not something for the im mediate McDougall said of the Russian request to join Nothing is NATO Secretary General Manfred Woe rner said of Yeltsins Since Yeltsin said Russian membership only is a longterm political Woerner we will have time enough to develop Base closing CP The navy plans to close its base at in about three ending a halfcentufy 6f American military might stationed on Newfoundland At its ser vicemen lived on the base and about Newfound land civilians worked Military officials would not release the number of people stationed at Argen but it is estimated at 500 including 200 or 300 Bankruptcies down OTTAWA CP There were another cas ualties of Canadas sputter ing economy in as the number of bankruptcies fell slightly from Octobers record the superintendent of bankruptcy said Business and consumer bankruptcies reached a re cord in In November 1990 there were Manitoba had 255 bankruptcies last month for a total this year of Extra heads PRINCE CP A routine of cells at Saskatchewan Peni tentiary in this northern city turned up three more heads then Clues to an apparent planned a face mask and two crude paper mache heads were found hidden in prisoners cells said warden Jim The prisoners could then have hidden elsewhere in the penitentiary preparing to make their Four prisoners were segregated after an Men exonerated CP Four men accused of gang raping a 26yearold woman at a cottage last May have been found not guilty by a judge who ruled the woman consented to group I quite there was Judge Robert Reilly said in acquit ting the The four were acquitted following testi mony from the accused men and a witness who said the woman consented to group sex and from a doctor who examined her the night of the alleged Nets banned UNITED NATIONS AP The United Nations adopted a resolution Friday banning driftnet calling for an end to the 50 kilometrelong curtains of death from waters world wide starting in The nets are invisible to sea life as they float from a cork scooping down as deep as 15 metres to trap and kill all marine life in their including tuna and sea South Korea and who have op posed the measures in the agreed to abide by INDEX 14 3 FARM 2 5 Farmers reap mixed blessings from Mayers news oroducers This is an entirely creased in recent weeks because of He said cabinethasnt decided gest organwation sai TOM BlACKWELl Canadian Press Winnipeg rFederal Grains Minister Charlie Mayer had some good news fend some potentially bad news Fri day for Canadas cashstrapped grain The good news is that shrinking world stocks and increased de mand has pushed up the minimum price paid farmers on wheat and parley by to a Thats expected to put jnillion more in the beleaguered producers The bad news is that Ottawa made a overpayment in the Western Grain Stabilization Program this year and farmers might have to pay it all But Mayer didnt rule out let ting farmers simply keep the and he insisted the net ef fect of his twin announcements would be In depressed wheat prices meant the Canadian Wheat Board actually had to sell wheat overseas for less than the initial price the amount the board pays farmers when they first deliver their This is an entirely different situation than we faced a year Mayer told a news con Its night and The initial price is based OK the price the wheat board expects to receive for Canadian Farm ers receive more if the price is higher when the product is actually As a farm subsidy war between Europe and the United States raged this years initial price of a tonne for topquality wheat was the lowest since But world prices have in creased in recent weeks because of tightening brought on by a smaller crop in 1991 and increased demand by some Mayer 1 red spring wheat rises to from A farmer with acres 404 hectares of wheat would receive more due to the initial price said the The overpayment in the stabilization program occurred be cause the interim payment made to farmers under the program last March was based on faulty projec Mayer He said cabinet hasnt decided whether to let producers keep the extra or recover Were going to be as com passionate and understanding as we he The stabilization which compensated farmers when in come from crops fell below a five year is being phased out and replaced by two other pro grams the Gross Revenue In surance Plan and the Net Income Stabilization The president of Keystone Agri culture Manitobas big gest farm said Ot tawa should let farmers keep the extra Although the government has bent over Backward to help the farm theres still a sense there wasnt enough Earl Geddes said in an To send out bills for the over payment to producers at the same time they send out cheques would create a confused As for the initial price the greatest benefit is likely to be Geddes Maybe weve bottomed out on   

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