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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - October 20, 2000, Brandon, Manitoba BRAND Tootoo few goals Wheatie hopes to find scoring touch IB1 SUN Friday October 20 2000 T and The Women Reel time CATCH SOME ELKHORN STYLE 1866ELKHORN 18663554676 Some restrictions apply blackout dates apply I Starting 2000 per person double occupancy Hotel A Conference Centre CLEAR UKEMANITOBA CANADA Pair not exaide testifies BY DEAN PRITCHARD The Brandon Sun A former teachers aide accused of having a sexual affair with a 13year old student took the stand in his own defence yesterday and denied being anything more than a coach and friend to the Marc Bryan is accused of carrying on the affair with the girl while coaching her as a member of the Grand Valley Volleyball Club between January and May of Earlier in the the alleged vic now said she and Chase had sex five times in the mans Dennis Street home between late March and May Chase told Brandon Court of Queens Bench he was aware the girl had developed a crush on him but did little to discourage it until New Era principal Sylvia Taggart approached him in April with concerns he i appeared too close to the By point the girl knew where I would be at school and would come to find Chase Initially it didnt seem out of the By April it became a real problem for I would tell her I was busy and had other things to Asked why he wasnt more forceful with the Chase said he had told her parents he would watch out for the girl who was having trouble making friends on the volleyball On the girl testified she and Chase exchanged regular emails beginning in The correspon dence included volleyball jokes and sometimes flirtatious Chase said he quit sending the girl emails in midMarch when her corre spondence became too SEE STUDENT PAGE 2 Race for candidates heats up BY JOHN HUGHES The Brandon Sun BrandonSouris MF Rick Borotsik is the only Conservative MP in And so hes the only Conservative candidate in the province who has been nominated by his party to run in the next federal BACK JN BRUCE SUN A scene depicting an early horse auction was one of six different threedimensional animated scenes unveiled during a sneak preview at the Shoppers MaJI food court on Wednesday The curtains will be removed for the public during the malls regrand openlrtg Sunday at Mural creator Cameron Watt of Toronto takes a moment to inspect one of the six historic depictions of With an election call expect ed parties have nomi nated onlya handful of candi dates to run in Manitobas 14 So the Liberals have nominated two including Brandon Police Chief Dick who was nomi nated Wednesday The New Democrats have also nominated and the Alliance have nominated Prime Minister Jean Chretien said yesterday that an election is just around the Were going into an elec he said in an exchange in the House of Commons with Canadian Alliance Leader Stockwell Although it is widely expect ed that an election will be called Sunday for Chretien has been coy about his Chretiens comment yester day was not an official election call that must await formal Id rather bide my time and have us end up with good candidates rather than just jamming a warm body in PC PARTY SPOKESMAN AARON KOWALSON dissolution of the House by Adrienne Clarkson but it was Chretiens firstconfirma tion of a Aaron provincial vice president for the Progressive Conservative Party of said the Tories have nomination meetings sched uled this week in Winnipeg South Centre and and he expects a whole pile of other meetings next week after an election is The approach Ive been tak ing is Id rather bide my time and have us end up with good candi dates rather than just jamming a warm body in Kowalson According to DArcy national councillor for the Canadian Alliance DauphinSwan River MP Inky SelkirkInterlake MP SEE ALL PARTIES PAGE 2 INSIDE Classified FOR SALE Horse saddle Details under EDITORIAL PAGE THATS ENTERTAINMENT THE SPORTS 750 tax included o 61 91 56 6 Uncovering a piece of Manitoba history Discovery of skeletal remains not crime but possible link to early trading days on the Prairies BY PETER DALLAVICENZA The Brandon Sun Aconstruction worker who thought he had dug up a crime scene in a gravel pit near Minnedosa this week may have unearthed a piece of Manitoba Yellowhead RCMP say a Moffat Brothers worker using heavy machinery Wednesday morning inadvertent ly uncovered the remains of a young aboriginal woman who may have died along a key regional trade route in the perhaps hundreds of people died along the Fort Ellice said Ewan an RCMP corporal and amateur historian involved in investigating the A preliminary report from the University of Winnipeg has determined the woman was between 30 and 40 years old when she As the investigation determined her skeleton dates back at least 50 perhaps before the police were unsure of the age of the wondering whether they were several years or just several months skeleton probably scared the hell out of him the construction said The bones have now been passed on to the Historic Resources Branch where they will under go further Archeologists were on the scene yesterday and will do further investigative RCMP say the woman was not a victim of foul she may instead have been one of many people who died along the route that was a precursor to the Yellowhead The Fort Ellice Trail travelled by aboriginals and later the North West Mounted Police and settlers linked Lower Fort at what is now with Fort Fort Ellice was a Hudsons Bay post located near presentday We are glad were are not dealing with a crime but someone did pass away and the skeletal remains have to be treated with the care and respect they said who is also manager of the Shoal Lake Police and Pioneer He added that once all the information is gath the skeleton will be passed on to aboriginal officials for a proper historic An official with Moffat Brothers declined comment on but said his company is working in full cooper ation with the NO GST NO on all regularly priced furniture NO GST 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