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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 2, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A2 BRANDON July 2002 Young campers got good scare CONTINUED FROM Al But the recollection of a second boat on the water and rising tornadolike conditions prompted the boater to phone in the Within half an at least 20 fire and police officials forming two searchandrescue operations and using a Zodiac boat to navigate the choppy Four hours they called off the search without having found a trace of the mysterious boat or any other dam Police received no subsequent miss ing persons The guys were calling it The Phantom because we couldnt find deputy chief Worth He says he doesnt doubt the witness saw another but he must have pulled ashore and escaped the The campers say they never saw the but acknowledge that with wind blowing up clouds of debris and knock ing over their it would have been easy to The storm itself only lasted an says camper Mike It felt like a It was pretty It was Jemma who lives up the road from the saw a stream of emer gency vehicles racing up the gravel road to the boat It got really windy and It was but more of a Environment Canada meteorologist David Baggaley says campers likely saw a rain not a Its a tri angular cloud that is essentially a col umn of rain that hangs from thunder It doesnt rotate like a true fun nel There were very strong straightline but no reports of he adding winds reached 100 kilometres an Deputy fire chief Worth says respon ders accounted for all of the pontoon boats on the lake There is no further investigation Great day for Canadians to shed shyness CONTINUED FROM Al I dont think they understand the role of the Canadian Forces on the peacekeeping says who served in Cyprus and Everyones on the Afghanistan issue and forget about troops in Theyre just as Crowds gathered for almost 12 hours along the Brandon riverbank to celebrate the countrys 135th many of them sporting maple leafs on hats and but not weather encouraged many to tour riverbank paths between shows on the entertain ment A fireworks show was to top it all off in a patriotic flurry at Rick Church says Canadas diversity is its You can see everything in from the prairies to mountains and And the cultural July 1 is one of the few times Canadians show their says Ian Canadians are the last to get togeth er and celebrate Were the best country in the world and probably the LOTTERIES For Sunday PICK 3 For Monday CABBAGE DAY 2 DEATHS Bill of beloved husband of Margret Wilfred of Brandon Florence of Fairview Home Witch Tomorrows for DELL COMPUTERS If you do not receive these flyers call the Brandon Sun Circulation Department 7870827 ROD SUN These basking on a dock at Lake Wahtopanah near got a good fright Saturday night after wit nessing the summer squall while Festival ponders tinkering with strict country format CONTINUED FROM Al the festival and being included in Countryfest advertising but then can celling when dates were extended on the Brooks and Dunn Neon Circus tour that he was playing Sales were slow coming out of the gate but in the last month or two months we probably sold worth of tickets up until festival week and then weve had real good Irwin The tighter budget was possible because the festival had finally finished refurbishing the with about mil lion in improvements over the last The Selo Ukraina located a couple of kilometres from Riding Mountain National Parks north was built in the 80s but saddled with debt and slowly deteriorating when the festival began in The which was shared with the Selo board and Canadas Ukrainian National will also be retired this But Irwin admits that even with the new Countryfests volunteer board is receptive to the idea of tinker ing with the current We take a good look at Irwin For example this year the Guess Who are headliners at WeFest in Im not saying that well get the Guess Who but they mix it up and we dont have any problem doing But early signings this year may have tied their The Rockin Roadhouse which included Tracy Joe Diffie and Mark along with the other headlin ers Tanya Tucker and Countryfest favourite Neal launched the fes tival along its traditional country Theres no reason why we cant look at John Mellancamp for Irwin But those acts tour and do arenas and arent cheap so you have to make the economics work on At least one Countryfest tradition with rain falling for an amaz ing 13th straight The area was hit by a vicious thun derstorm Saturday night around 11 that included strong plenty of lightning and a 20minute BRUCE SUN Mitch Carefoot ties a Canadian flag on the roof of the main stage at Dauphins Countryfest in preparation for Canada Tuckers set was cut short by about 10 minutes the first time that has happened since Patty Loveless left the stage in 1991 and the crowd was encouraged by Countryfest staff and OBO to move up into buildings on the hill above the Six men from Dauphin Jonathon Mitch Daryl Elaine Mike Zalischuk and James Gardiner were camping in an area they had christened Tent They had a gazebo and five pup tents up when they went to watch Tucker When they finally made their way down the hill after the storm just one pup tent was still We came back and everything was Nybo There was five inches of water in one It was kind of That wasnt the only problem for the festival and its Power was knocked out to the site and much of the surrounding area including Dauphin by trees blowing over and taking out power Hydro was finally restored around 2 Sunday Its just one of those Irwin You live in the summer in you know what its Police checkstops at the gates werent affected by the storm but police nabbed only one impaired driver over the RCMP also expect to lay one mischief and two assault But overall Cpl Ian Spencer was Thats up from the last couple of he Two years ago we had none and last year I dont think we had So its up a little but you get people with that kind of heat and hav ing a few its not too The event also drew its annual rave reviews from the who gushed over the the warm crowds and the tight Albertas Carolyn Dawn who once travelled as a music fan as far as and to attend country was impressed by her first visit to It reminds me of what it was like for me when I used to go and hang she said Sunday night after a lengthy session signing autographs fol lowing her Part of me wants to go sit in the stands and watch the music but I The crowd was everybody who works here was We were really taken care of and wed definitely come Dozens believed killed in collision of planes Germany A Canadian man was among those killed when a Russian passenger jet with dozens of people on board collided in midair with a twopilot cargo plane late yesterday over southern The crash caused a fireball in the sky and burning wreckage was found 30 kilometres A Bashkirian Airlines Tu154 from Moscow bound for and a Boeing 757 from the DHL deliv ery service were believed to have been flying at an altitude of about metres when they said Wolfgang a police spokesman in the city of Uta a spokeswoman for German Air Traffic said the Tu154 had 80 passengers and 13 crew But Wenzel said the German Embassy in Moscow was reporting 57 including eight and 12 Police earlier spoke of up to 150 based on the capacity of the Sovietera Axel head of corporate affairs at DHL in said the companys plane went down in the killing the British Paul and his Canadian Brant Campionis home town was not imme diately Dirk was changing his childs diaper shortly before midnight when he looked up through a skylight and saw a huge fireball in die Immediately I thought that some thing horrible had he When he went a landing gear was lying a few metres from his Alfred a German TV also saw the There was a noise like loud thun then this orange fireball plunged through the night he Wenzel said all aboard the two planes were presumed At such an it would be a wonder if any one A German official said the collision happened when the Tu154 pilot was asked by air traffic controllers to descend but did not The DHL pilot tried to change but it was too late to avoid the said Ulrich the BadenWuerttemberg state environment Search crews have found the Tupolevs flight data he Rescue workers were recovering bodies of victims from smoking wreck age after the two planes collided at Wenzel In a duty officer with Russian Emergency Situations Ministry confirmed that Bashkirian Airlines flight BTS2937 had departed from Moscows Domodedovo Airport bound for Barcelona with a stopover in The planes came down near Uberlingen on the northern shore of Lake which borders Switzerland and Burning wreckage was scattered for up to 30 kilometres from the crash some 220 kilometres south of At least one building was reported on but there were no immediate reports of casualties on the Hundreds of rescuers worked through the night locating wreckage and while helicopters flew overhead looking for burning or other visible German Air Traffic Control said the planes were in Swiss airspace and were he responsibility of controllers There was no immediate word from the Swiss Press Brandon Suns Forecast WMthtrOnDOTU Western Manitoba Forecast Winds westerly becoming High Humidex Tonight Low H 25 L 11 Tomorrow Mainly sunny with cloudy High Low Thursday Mainly cloudy with scattered showers pop High Low Saturday Mainly sunny with cloudy High Low Friday Mainly sunny with cloudy High Low Canada Todays UV index Time to bum Sunrise Moonrise Warm front Cold Iron Occlusion Trough H High pressure I Low pressure I Storms I Snow Rain Bismarck Boston Chicago Dallas Denver Fargo Houston tstorms storms tstorms cloudy tstorms Temperature High Low Normal Record Last year Yesterday Precipitation Todays Normals Yesterday mm Miami tstorms New York Phoenix windy Salt Lake San Diego Seattle showers Tucson tstorms tstorms tstorms tstorms tstorms tstorms tstorms tstorms windy tstorms showers tstorms Calgary sunny Charlottetwnshowers Churchill Edmonton Estevan sunny Dauphin sunny Fredericton showers Halifax showers Kapuskasg 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