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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - April 10, 1990, Brandon, Manitoba The acc weather forecast sold amp a Surry party Chou by Cloudy a 0 Elk a sch Pra Uura oi9w aces Wittor Lac 28/19 forecast sunny but Cool a today and tonight a High pressure Ridge moved Down from the Northwest which will keep skies sunny with a few Cloudy periods Northwest winds will increase to 30 pm hand highs will Range from 0 to -2 c. Clear and Calm conditions Are expected overnight with lows of -11 c. It wednesdays Outlook skies will be mainly sunny winds will be Light from the West and temperatures will reach 2 c. Extended Outlook thursday mostly sunny a Low near-7 High near 6 a Friday mostly sunny a Low near -6, High near 5 saturday mostly sunny a Low near -9, High near 4. From Canadian press. In the record Book for april 10 in Brandon the High was 25.0 c set in 1955 and the Low was -17.2 c in 1962. One year ago the High temperature was 4 c and the Low was -4 c the Sun Rose at 6 57 and it will set at 8 25 . Recorded weather service /727-5533. Road information for province /726-6818. Police to get new computer system City taxpayers bought the police department a $204,000 state of the Art computer monday night. Councillors voted unanimously to either lease or buy from ism Canada Ltd. The computer hardware and software for chiefs a a Law enforcement computer system. A final Purchase decision will be made when Council knows whether leasing will be slapped with the Federal governments proposed seven per cent goods and services tax. City administration estimates that could add City Hall Kathleen Martens $30,000 to the lease. Police chief Brian Scott said while initial conversion to the system is costly the change would Benefit the whole City and allow the Force to modernize. Deputy chief Richard Scott told councillors chiefs was currently being used by about 140 police departments across Canada. He said the system which computerized the dispatch of Calls Pri Orizes them and lets the dispatcher know what officers Are available. The computer also audits Calls by recording the time of the Call time of dispatch when the officer arrived and when the officer cleared the Call. A a it a a great asset a a said Scott adding the system will swiftly compile and Access statistics and records something that was done manually in the past. No new staff will be hired to operate the system which should be in place in about two months. Chiefs will interface with the City a computer and the motor vehicles Branch. In future the Force will have the option of linking up with a National police computer Scott said. As Well As putting Mobile terminals in police cars and improving the current 911 emergency system with the Manitoba Telephone system. Funds for the Purchase will be borrowed from the departments Reserve fund and be replenished by its operating budget. Concern about garbage smell in East end sends land Swap proposal Back for study the fear of creating More doors in the City a East end forced Council to take a step Back last night and re examine a proposed Deal with the Rural municipality of Cornwallis. Councillors were considering a recommendation by the bran Don Cornwallis joint Liaison committee that land be swapped so the pm could establish a Small waste disposal site on City property. As compensation for transferring 40 acres of City land North of the sewage Lagoon Brandon would get full ownership of its 18-Hole Golf course which is partially located in the pm and subject to about $2,000 in municipal taxes annually. The Deal would be subject to conditions including new provincial regulations on Landfill Sites and a Geo technical engineering study. City Engineer ted Snure said the pm did not have the equipment to Bury waste and therefore May Burn it. But he added burning May be curtailed in future under proposed new provincial guidelines for Landfill Sites. However coun. Ross Martin Riverview had concerns about the smell burning would create. He asked that the committees report be tabled for three weeks so he could look into the proposal further. A i object to any More doors a a he said referring to Long standing complaints from residents about the smell from the Burns rendering Plant in the area which processes animal wastes. Slow Down safety concerns Are behind a City request to the province to lower the Speed limit on Patricia Avenue. Councillors approved the request to the Highway traffic Board monday night. The City wants to lower speeds on the South end gravel Street to 50 pm a from of pm a Between 18th Street and ninth Street and to of pm a from 90 pm a Between ninth Street and first Street. There Are no sidewalks in the area and pedestrians must walk along the gravel shoulder. Ror. He then retreated into the Home with his gun As a police emergency response team formed a Security cordon around the building and evacuated nearby houses. After a tense two Day stand off Reid finally turned the High powered Rifle on himself. When camouflaged members of the tactical squad stormed the Home they found the bodies of Reid and his son Jim 17, whom head also shot. Next door neighbor Karen Panchyshyn told the inquest monday she heard what she thought were fire crackers going off in front of the Reid House june to. When she looked out the door she saw Brad Reid holding his Side. A the was looking wildly at me and whimpering very loudly a a Panchyshyn recalled. A this eyes were very she looked toward the Reid a front door and saw someone with a Rifle. When she looked Back Brad was on the ground a eyes blinking still sgt. Tom Anderson who was assigned to record events As the crisis unfolded said Reid gave police a hint of Why he slaughtered his family. No sympathy a the said the whole incident was precipitated by his intention to kill himself and his wife Slack of sympathy a Anderson said. A in his words i lost five of the police visits to the Reid Home since 1985 responded to complaints by the family about thefts or disturbances in the neighbourhood. Police came once to Tell the parents that Jim and Brad had been charged with Possession of stolen goods. In another Case Ray Reid called police and alleged Jim had assaulted him. But when the officers got there they were told there had been no assault Only a heated argument because Jim had broken a curfew that was part of his bail on a break and enter charge. The final visit came a month before the shootings. Mary Ann Reid said Jim and Ray had argued and she was afraid they might go at each other with Garden implements recalled const. John wish Nowski one of the attending officers. Lottery Winnipeg up a the daily Deal numbers for monday april 9, Are King of Spades King of hearts to of clubs and to of diamonds. Veteran la making another run Evans experience by Bui Robertson Sun staff Len Evans is once again on the Campaign Trail. Evans 60, declared himself a candidate monday for the new democratic party in the Brandon East constituency. The nip la has won six consecutive elections since 1969. Although seriously considering retirement Evans said he was encouraged to run again by party members. So far no one else has indicated a desire to run against him As an nip candidate. Standing on a Long record of service both As a Cabinet minister and opposition la Evans listed numerous accomplishments that have benefited Brandon including the construction of the Keystone Centre the Brandon correctional Institute and several seniors apartments. He and his party said Evans were also responsible for establishment of the Manitoba fire College in Brandon the general insurance division of Manitoba Public insurance corporation and initiation of the Eastern Industrial Access route. A fall these Are great things but there is a limitation to funding and you do have to fight to make sure the Cabinet and colleagues understand these Are priorities that should proceed a he said. Evans said he is concerned with the increasing loss of jobs in the Community including the possible loss of 15 to 20 jobs in the general insurance division of mp1c. The loss of permanent jobs at Brandon mental health Centre environmental prob lems and Lack of action in financing the City a sewage treatment Plant and downtown revitalization Are also High on the Mlays list of concerns. Evans said he is ready to take on a younger candidate such As run Arnst 39, who is vying to represent the progressive conservative party in Brandon East. A i feel that i have experience a he said. A i know the issues i understand the As Well he said nip policies and philosophies Are in the Best interests of the Community and the province. A nomination Date for the Brandon East nip constituency is to be announced later. Shot himself Reid shot and killed wife Mary Ann 42, and son Brad 15, in front of their House at about 3 30 . June Ioas neighbors on their quiet residential Street looked on in Hor police recall anguish following Slaughter by Tom Blackwell Canadian press Winnipeg a Ray Reid came across As Well spoken smart and arrogant in the Long anguished hours after he murdered his wife and two sons one of the police negotiators who spoke to him told an inquest into the tragedy monday. During 30 hours of Telephone talks Reid 45, refused to believe police would hold their fire if he came out unarmed from the Winnipeg House where he was barricaded said sgt. William Vandergraaf. A the Felt he was going to kill himself or the police were going to kill him a Vandergraaf said. A the sounded desperate and seemed to have resolved in his mind he come out of this situation alive. He was a most difficult Man to negotiate at one Point Reid blamed the Slaughter last june to on his wife saying she had displayed no sympathy when he threatened to commit suicide. The inquest also heard that police visited the Reid household eight times in the years before the killings. Two of the Calls involved Domestic disputes including one time when Reid accused his son of assaulting him. Man charged in bombing Winnipeg up a a Man has been charged in connection with a bombing last May in which the family of a Revenue Canada investigator narrowly escaped injury. Evelyn David Evans 45, of Komano Man., was charged with attempted murder possessing an explosive without a lawful excuse and setting off an explosive with intent to cause injury. The explosion caused about $50,000 damage to the Home of Wayne Pouteau and his family. Crime stoppers the Brandon crime stoppers program needs your help. On thursday feb. 8, 1990, two subjects were responsible for taking a 1983 Yamaha snowmobile from the rear of 1513 loth Street Brandon. The snowmobile is red Black and Silver in color. Manitoba decal number a5385 can be seen on the Side of the snowmobile. Remember you done to have to reveal our identity or testify in court. Call crime stoppers at 727-tips, that a 727-8477, or the toll free number 1-800-782-8477. Native Media in dire Straits Slick roads and almost a 10-vehicle pile up Sun photo by Lynden Behm in Brief jury declares murder suspect fit to stand trial Winnipeg up a a Man diagnosed As a paranoid schizophrenic has been declared fit to stand trial for the murder of a Winnipeg Sun Security guard. A jury decided that Gilbert George Macklin will stand trial on charges of first degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Nadine Peters. Peters who worked As a Security guard at the Winnipeg Sun was shot dead in her downtown apartment on March 7, 1989. Clark reappointed to Post Ottawa a Brandon Souris my Lee Clark has been reappointed to another term As parliamentary Secretary by prime minister Brian Mulroney. Clark has been serving As parliamentary Secretary to environment minister Lucien Bouchard. Parliamentary secretaries assist Cabinet ministers in their Day to Day activities. The position adds $10,200 to the Basic $62,100 salary and $20,600 tax free allowance maps receive. Thomson news service by Bud Robertson Sun staff native Media groups paralysed by Federal spending cuts need help says the head of the Canadian radio television and telecommunications commission. A the native Media in broadcasting and newspapers Are in extremely dangerous Straits these Days a said Keith Spicer who has been crts chairperson since last september. A they Are in danger of dying and they need your speaking to a roomful of Canadian television broadcasters at the can pro festival in Brandon monday Spicer said these groups need the expertise and training that others in the Field can offer. A the crts will do everything it can both officially and unofficially to help them a he said a but i think they need More practical. local broadcasters can also take the Lead in bringing canadians together said Spicer former editor of the Ottawa citizen and also a former official languages commissioner. Moving fluidly from English to French throughout his noon hour speech Spicer said the National Media tend to focus on tensions Between Quebec and the rest of the country rather than on common concerns. Canada has some of the worlds most advanced communications networks he said. And yet misunderstandings Between French and English speaking canadians Are escalating As the controversy Over the Meech Lake constitutional Accord flares. A we should be the Best equipped country in the world to overcome this kind of thing a he said. Exchange of ideas through local programming could ease much of the animosity among the provinces said Spicer by focusing on communities and the real concerns of average canadians. Brandon is the smallest City to Host the annual festival which brings together representatives of privately owned television stations and distributors of Canadian television programs. The three Day event ends with an award dinner tuesday night. Spicer help natives sundays wet snowfall produced difficult driving conditions throughout Western Manitoba monday morning. The Romp advised against Highway travel and a number of motorists who tried travelling ended up in the ditch. One of the accidents occurred about six Kilometres West of Neepawa a when a transport trailer carrying new vehicles Slid into the ditch. It took several hours to unload the trailer so the truck could be pulled out

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