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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - November 27, 2007, Brandon, Manitoba I J SERVING WESTERN MANITOBA SINCE 1882 BRANDON SUN in motion mini ton m a W b r a n d o n s u h c o m t U E S D A Y NO V EM B E R 2 7 v 2 0 0 7 Bible gets passing grade from BSD BY JULIAN AUSTIN Grade 5 students in the Brandon School Divi sion will still have the choice to receive a Gideon Last night the school board voted against rescinding the pol icy that allows the Bible to be much to the relief of several and members of the community in I am said Angela who made a presentation to the board at an earlier meet Im really appreciative of the boards and con sideration in hearing those of us who know the bible Theyve heard theyve responded and were just The board voted to keep the policy in with the under standing that it will be revised to be more inclusive of other Several letters were provided to the board by students and other members of the com urging the board to con tinue to allow the bible given to with parental Two people presented a petition to the board last night before the A little red book just like this proved to be the most important book in my entire Christine Larsen SEE STUDENTS PAGE A3 COLIN SUN Wayne secretarytreasurer of the local Gideons holds a box of Gideon Bibles as chaplain Walter Gibbons listens prior to Mondays Brandon School Division laser death prompts changes at airport BY TERRI THEODORE VANCOUVER The agency overseeing Canadas border guards says it will make immediate changes to its operation at Vancouver International Airport in the wake of last months death of an agitated Polish immigrant in a police Alain president of the Canada Border Services said an internal investi gation has recommended a review of services provided to international travellers and those waiting to meet The agency is also updating its list of employees who speak languages other than English and French and reviewing inter daily tax included preter services to make sure interpreters are provided as quickly as More cameras will be installed to cover areas under the agencys control and its also looking at increasing as well as ensuring people report to secondary customs screening in a timely v I assure you that the CBSA is committed to implementing these recommendations without delay here at Vancouver International Airport and at other internationalairports as Jolicoeur Robert Dziekanski died 14 after being stunned twice by a Taser in a confrontation with the Dziekanski spent 10 hours in the secure part of the interna tional arrivals area after missing a rendezvous with his mother who was waiting in the public I would like to extend our sincere and deepest sympathies to the family of Jolicoeur THE CANADIAN PRESS Alain president of the Canada Border Services addresses a news conference in on Our thoughts are with Dziekanslds family and friends at this difficult Its the first time the agency which oversees customs and immigration procedures at bor der air and sea ports has talked publicly about the Along with the RCMP and Vancouvers airport the agency has been under tremendous pressure to explain how Dziekanski could have lin gered for hours in the arrivals working himself up to the point of barricading an exit tossing a computer to the ground and flinging a chair at a glass Police arrived to deal with a report of an agitated unruly man and minutes later Dziekanski was His final moments were cap tured ori video by another trav eller and the recording sparked international outrage when it was broadcast two weeks In its the agency said Dziekanski arrived on a flight from Frankfurt at on 13 and was processed through primary border inspec tion at SEE BORDER PAGE A2 Two new fire halls or just one That is the question BY ROBSON FLETCHER City council will consider several potential fire hall sites next week but the real debate is shaping up to be whether Brandon needs to build one or two new halls in the fore seeable Fire Chief Brent Dane told councillors last night that the construction of a single new fire hall at the intersection of 18th Street North and Maple Avenue could meet the citys needs for many years to That which is located just south of the Trails West Motor was introduced to the public for the first time last night at an informal meeting of firefighters spent much of the day yesterday going doortodoor around distributing flyers that support the construction of two new fire halls one at First Street and Kirkcaldy Drive and another on the grounds of Fleming Terry the firefighters union has been advo cating that option for some Both options will be debated at the city council meeting next along with a third pos sibility suggested yesterday by Garth Rice South Centre one new fire hall at First Street and Braecrest Drive and a second at 20th Street and Victoria where an aban doned Esso station currently The major issue for appears to be whether the city can make do with just one new fire hall to go along with the existing 2 Fire Hall at 13th Street and Queens COLIN SUN Brandon fire Chief Brent Dane speaks to city council on Monday or whether Brandons growth will soon require the city to build two new Dane said the construction of a single new hall at 18th and Maple would meet Brandons needs for the foreseeable said he was flabbergasted to hear that because he always thought the citys position was that a third station somewhere on the North Hill would be needed by City manager Brian MacRae told council that previous dis cussions often focused on the idea of building two new fire but the construction of a single new hall is indeed a viable SEE COUNCIL PAGE A3 COLIN SUN Firefighters union president Terry Parlow during Mondays He was flabbergasted to hear that a single new fire hall at 18th and Maple would meet the citys needs for the foreseeable SPONSORED m WSO IN BRANDON Powersmart Holiday Express Tour with Steve B December 17 Rei conductor The WSOs traditional holiday concerts feature JUNO awardwinning vocalist Steve a 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