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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 2, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba BRANDON gg TOYOTA nicer way to buy a car TOYOTA 404 18th 2047254508 BRIAN GUMIENY Product Advisor lib Tuesday July 2 2002 16 New Lots Soon onterev Dont mess with ticks or Toll Freel8777867434 CANADA ROD Jim Murphy and wife Sherry Lynn with granddaughter Daizee baby and sons Chris left and Cory were decked out in their Canada Day finery dur ing yesterdays festivities at the Rlverbank Discovery At with a little help from Barry Mulligan Tim Genaille gets all wrapped up in the patriotic cel count their blessings BY ROD NICKEL Brandon Sun Worko Getahun celebrated his first Canada Day in the country thats become his For the 33yearold native who arrived in Canada seven months ago and is working toward theres plenty to be grateful for It attracted me very he says of his adoptive country while taking in festivities at the Riverbank Discovery People are very very You dont have to take much time to find a friend They are Others also find special sig nificance in this years Canada Jacqueline whose hus band is a Shilo thinks of the Canadian soldiers killed by friendty fire in Im proud of my spouse and of all Canadians because of the war on she bouncing daughter Abigail on her Thank God people still do Im especially proud of people serving for us and giving their lives for our peace and Retired soldier Rick Wilson says theres no better time to cel ebrate the It brings pride to my having been a member of the Armed Its a great day to come But Robert a reservist showing military vehi cles at a carnival on the Victoria Avenue Safeway parking says few visitors seemed to link their patriotic pride with the countrys SEE GREAT PAGE A2 At Jacqueline Epp and daughter Abigail Greene Shes proud of her soldier husband for serving his Smoker launches attack on bylaw BY ROD NICKEL Brandon Sun A Brandon man is rallying opposition in a final attempt to soften the citys public smoking ban before it takes Edwin a smoker who works at a West End wants city council to exempt bars from the which takes effect Were going to he Theyre basically saying the smoker has no rights They went too Its a dictator Darling says he and possibly others will ask council to recon sider its sometimes called Canadas toughest public smok ing at a meeting To force a motion of reconsidera one of the eight council members who supported the first resolution would have to move the motion to reconsider Darling acknowledges it will be a challenge to rally support among opponents of the bylaw considering that council has already approved the The biggest fear people have is fighting You have 300400 people at city I guar antee theyre going to Bars are a logical place to allow Darling because most patrons are smok The city will review the bylaws economic impact within a year of it taking Mayor Reg Atkinson expects the public to make a reasonably smooth transition to butting People have known its com ing quite I just hope non smokers go out and patronize these The bylaw bans smoking in all bus stores and work It makes exceptions for private areas of homebased busi designated smoking rooms for staff in hotel guest rooms and residents designated smoking rooms in nursing The city is planning a five week information blitz starting July using air time and newspaper ads to prepare businesses and the The city is currently printing information packages for answering questions such as what to do when a cus tomer refuses to butt Youll also see tent cards on tables in restaurants and bars and an equal number of window decals advising customers not to light up in public Two students will spend the summer personally visiting city businesses with To reach every one of each student would have to knock on 32 doors per City public relations officer Tom Keep expects the blitz to cost less than the amount the province committed to helping Brandon get out the Penalties for ignoring the smoking bylaw fall on the cus provided that the propri etor has removed post ed nosmoking signs and directly warned any scofflaws not to smoke If customers per sist in the city advises proprietors to call city bylaw enforcement Fines reach for indi viduals and for propri Ferocious windstorm prompts search for 6the Phantom Boat BY ROD NICKEL Brandon Sun NEAR RIVERS A sud den squall over Lake Wahtopanah led to an intensive search and rescue operation involving three fire departments and two police In the any evidence of damage or a mysterious boater feared to have been capsized proved as elusive as the storm The search turned up Jenni Worth saw it at least as much as she could through a barrage of rain and It was quiet and then all of a it came says who was camping friends on the lakeshore near Were lucky we werent out on the lake like everyone Worth says she could see a dust runnel passing over the Around there was at least one boater on the says Rivers deputy fire chief Jeff When the storm whipped the man abruptly loaded up his boat and headed home to Rapid SEE YOUNG PAGE A2 INSIDE Classified FOR SALE Bull Terrier puppies Details under LOCAL B8 EDITORIAL THATS ENTERTAINMENT A7 COMICS 760 tax included 0 61 91 56 6 Countiyfest feels pinch BY PERRY BERGSON Brandon Sun A new reality has dawned on Dauphins After selling out all tickets per day from 199599 and just missing in the country music festival has filled fewer than seats two years in a Last year that meant a which came out of the festivals reserve But with a reduction in spending this down to Countryfest president Eric Irwin is confident things will be better this I think well make money at the end of the he said Sunday afternoon as the annual fourday festival drew to a For an event that sold out its BRUCE SUN Canadian country artist Chris Cummings performs on the main stage at Dauphins Countryfest on Sunday weekend passes in less than three days in there were some anxious moments early on as tickets failed to That may have been due in part to Dwight Yoakam initially committing to SEE FESTIVAL PAGE A2 FOR HOME CALL 7270527 ;