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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Brandon, Manitoba --------1 a i a any Luck 1 i Juuso Yiwon 5925765 167 saturday january to 1998 to 41 40 h ii Quot of you see news in f1� mal<in9or have 11,41,44,44,44,41,44, an interesting Story idea jus our Bonus 43 a news line at 727-Bsun 727-2786 and extra Jar u b leave your message some gains lost in Battle to restore Power the Canadian press Cpl. Jean Francois Boily Hacks away at an ice covered Branch in Montreal Friday As the army moved in to help with the ice storm cleanup. The storm which is in its fifth Day has left More than one million households without electricity in the Region. Five soldiers were injured Early Friday when a truck smashed into a Montreal bound by Nelson Wyatt the Canadian press people crossing their fingers in Hopes of a respite from a relentless ice storm battering Central Canada were plagued by organized chaos on Friday. Canadian forces troops were deployed to help besieged Power company Crews but the few gains that were made were quickly lost later on Friday As transmission towers toppled crippling a key Grid in the Montreal area. A a we re still not in a position to Tell anybody when electricity will be restored a said Hydro Quebec spokesman Steve Flanagan. For the first time since the storm began tuesday most of downtown Montreal was a sea of darkness and service to the City a subway system was disrupted. Quebec still had about three million people without Power Friday but was not the Only area hit by the storm which has dumped a record 80 Millimetres of freezing rain since tuesday. More than 40 municipalities in Ontario declared a state of emergency including Ottawa and 80,000 More Homes and businesses were plunged into darkness. The storm has Laid a Blanket of ice from Kingston East to Cornwall through Quebec and into parts of Atlantic Canada. Bordering . States also Felt the storms Wrath. At least 205,000 customers were without Power in Maine nearly 100.000 in upstate new York 33.000 in new Hampshire and 10.000 in Vermont. At least seven . Deaths were blamed on the storm. Maritime provinces were spared the worst of the wintry blast but Power Crews in new Brunswick Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island struggled to restore blacked out areas. Saskatchewan Manitoba and Newfoundland have offered to Send Hydro personnel. Manitoba Premier Gary Filmon said he wanted to offer help partly because of the assistance Manitoba received during last years floods. Nova Scotia Power said while it would like to help Quebec its Crews were first trying to restore electricity to its own clients. Rush hour in Montreal was gridlocked Friday As traffic lights blinked out prompting police to plead in Calls to radio stations for motorists to obey the rules of the Road. Subway lines also went Down. In St Jean sur Richelieu subcontractors working on Power problems complained they Hadnot gotten any orders. A a in be been Here since 6 30 . And the Guy from Hydro did no to know where to go a the frustrated Man said As his Crew planted a Power pole. A the Boss Hadnot gotten any orders a said the Man who give his name. A the american trucks were All there but they had to wait. It does no to make any Canadian forces capt. Richard Deschambault acknowledged that the Liaison Between Relief agencies had initially been Tricky but had improved. A it is working one Way or the other a he said As squads of eight to to soldiers prepared to hit the Road. A things were Rocky at the beginning because everybody had their own Job to do and everybody was trying to do it at the same time. Things Are going for More information on the devastating storms in Quebec and Ontario please turn to Page 26. Pretty Well at this moment. A a we re pretty much ready to Rock and he said some soldiers were trained to help Power linemen restore lines. A the rest of the people will be cutting Trees moving them Down helping out the technical sections of Hydro so that they can actually put Back the roads in the area were treacherous coated by several centimetres of solid ice in Many spots. Provincial police were urging people to stay off the highways unless absolutely necessary. Military Convoy on Highway 40 Midway Between Montreal and Quebec City. One Soldier remained in serious condition with head and spine injuries. More than 3,000 soldiers have been deployed in Quebec and 2,000 military Are on the Job in Ontario. At least 11 deaths have been attributed to the storm. The body of Man in his 60s was found thursday in the ruins of an electricity deprived hotel in Richmond que. The building caught fire late thursday. Civil Security officials said 1,500 people had reported to shelters in Montreal on thursday night an increase of about 500 people. One Mon Trealer affected by the blackout was Martine Farby who had to seek shelter in a Junior College with her four month old son Samuel. A i Hadnot had any electricity for six hours so i came Here because it was very cold a she said. A we got a great Welcome but its stressing and worrisome. We re not used to this. This is a first for Days offers much to Farmers by Bill Stilwell the Brandon Sun Manitoba a Days simply can to grow any bigger because there Isnit room. A a we re using the whole Complex there a nothing else to use a said event organizer Owen Beaver. All the Keystone Centre display space has been booked solid since Early november. Two highlights of this three Day event will be the new seed displays and an Opportunity for one Stop shopping for Farmers wanting information about conservation incentives and programs. Among the new attractions Beaver lists the seed display which will provide a variety of seed types available for viewing. As Well there will be a new safety display featuring lighting for farm equipment on highways. Another highlight is the assortment of conservation agencies. These include the Manitoba habitat heritage corporation a hic Manitoba Agra woodlot program Manitoba conservation districts Manitoba Zero till association ducks unlimited Para Manitoba natural resources and others. Al Bourrie a Field representative with a hic in Killavey is anxious to have Farmers visit his display area. A a it a a very informal thing a he said. Visitors to the display can Chat about programs his organization offers including the Green Banks program Flatland dams and waterfowl nesting structures. As a special feature this year a hic is teaming up with Prairie Agri photo. Together they will offer people a Chance to try out computer software that combines Aerial photography used in farm planning. Using this Modem equipment planning takes place right on the computer screen. For example a Farmer contemplating rotational grazing can draw the paddocks fences and watering locations. Calculating the amount of fencing is easy from this information. As Well Bourrie Points out that people stopping at his Booth might be More interested in programs offered by other agencies. For example he says that if someone wants to develop a woodlot head steer them to the Manitoba agro woodlot program Booth. Kevin Teneycke an agro woodlot technician is anxious to have people Stop by his display. One frequently asked question is a what a it Worth a woodlot technicians will be Happy to discuss economic values for those tree covered lands found on Many farms. The same Manitoba agro woodlot program display will also provide information on Many other agro forestry questions. These might relate to measuring Timber volumes managing rive Bottom forests planting Shel ter belts or providing habitat for cavity nesting Birds. Manitoba a conservation districts will also be represented during a Days. Glen Campbell manager of the West Souris conservation District will be on hand to discuss their multitude of programs. Conservation District staff will be Happy to discuss forage soil and water management and habitat programs. Cal Cuthbert a ducks unlimited technician will also be available. A your Booth should be really popular a he said. He will help explain a variety of agricultural related programs. These will include their rotational grazing forage establishment delay Hay Cut and the pm Hay program. This years a Days presents a unique Opportunity for agricultural producers to obtain first hand information about incentive and habitat programs All at one location. It should prove to be both interesting and informative. A Days take place at the Keystone Centre from january 13 to i briefly a a a a a a a a a r tools stolen Sun staff a Brandon ramp Are seeking the Public a assistance in solving a break in at a construction site just North of Forrest. Some time Between dec. 27 and Jan. 3, construction trailers at the Aggro Grain elevator site located on Highway to were broken into and numerous Power tools and Heaters were stolen. The tools taken had been sprayed with Orange fluorescent paint. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to Contact the Brandon ramp at 726-7500 or Call Manitoba crime stoppers at 1-800-782-8477. Revamped or opens Sun staff a work has been completed on the new Brandon general Hospital emergency department waiting room and admitting department located on the a West Side of the Hospital. The two areas Are currently k moving into their new location to and the first official Day in the new location will be open for a business will be Jan. 20. J the emergency department will remain in its present Loca a Don. I the new location will also a provide a new emergency Entrance and patients will now have to Access the or and admitting departments through the new Entrance and not through the main doors located on the North Side of the Hospital. There will be an open House i from 1 30-3 30 . Jan. 16 and the Public is encouraged to drop in and View the new area. Bus thief will head to jail the Brandon Sun an impaired Man who stole a school bus from the Birdtail Sioux first nation was sentenced to six months in jail on Friday. Associate chief judge Brian Giesbrecht told Jonathan Hanska 22, that he is Bright and quite capable of being a useful member of his Community As Long As he does no to drink. A if you drink alcohol you have to be considered a danger to yourself and others a Giesbrecht said in Brandon provincial court. The incident occurred on Jan. 6 after Hanska attended a drinking party. The school bus was first reported stolen at 8 . And Hanska was spotted driving it on the trans Canada Highway five hours later. When he was taken to the Brandon ramp station for a breathalyser test he recorded blood alcohol Levels of .13 and .12. The Birdtail Sioux Man pleaded guilty to theft Over $5,000 driving Over .08, driving disqualified and breach of probation. Giesbrecht also placed Hanska on two years of supervised probation during which time he must undergo alcohol counselling. Keehn up with the White stuff coun Corneau Brandon Sun Rory Antonation keeps bundled up amid a blast of Snow while Clearing away the walk near his House along Mctavish Avenue Friday morning. The forecast has a nifty combination of bitterly cold temperatures and occasional Snow in the forecast for the next several Days. For details please turn to Page 12

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