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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 3, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba BRA Wednesday July 3 2002 YOUR MAYTAG SPECIALIST JACKS MAYTAG 1001 13th Stoat 7281711 Who bid farewell John Etttwistle A water treatment Lamps JASON LA PRAIRIE GRAPHIC A Portage la Prairie firefighter left and a pilot from another helicopter look over the scene of a helicopter crash just south east of Portage la Prairie Two experienced flight instructors were only slightly Injured when the Canadian Forces helicopter crashed around Pilots shaken after helicopter goes down during training SOUTHPORT Two experienced flight instructors were only slightly injured when a Canadian Forces helicopter crashed around noon The pilots of the Jet Ranger were mostly shaken up after the training exercise went said Slip Needham of 3 Canadian Forces Flight Training School in 135 kilometres east of they were taken to hospital in nearby Portage la Prairie as a Needham said the pilot of the aircraft was as experienced as they Sometimes that experience comes into Needham Thats when you can make a real ugly situation just look The senior standards officer had more than hours of flight Needham The other instructor had logged more than The also from the Southport flight were likely practising an emergency landing procedure at the Grabber Green flight training area before they Needham The area is normally used for practising such They would have gone into the evolution and something would have happened some where in the 20 seconds it takes to go from altitude to the said who added no one has confirmed the cause of the RCMP Bill Lumsdon said the heli copters tail broke off and its skids were dam aged in the Department of National Defence officials said a fivemember team was scheduled to arrive at Southport today to The purpose of this investigation is strictly to determine what could be done to prevent accidents like this one from happen ing in the said Ron director of flight safety in Investigators will interview the and examine training records and the helicopters maintenance The indications are there was nothing wrong with the aircraft before it hit the Harder But the team will be looking at all aspects of the helicopters operation to see if something did fail la Prairie Daily Graphic Sioux Valley will choose new chief on July 29 Sioux Valley Dakota Nation members will pick a new chief July The byelection chooses a replacement for Ken who quit last Candidates have until July 15 to declare So none have come says Ken Sun INSIDE LOCAL EDITORIAL THATS SPORTS 0 61 91 56 6 750 tax included Hog plant expansion prompts hearing BY ROD NICKEL Brandon Sun Environmental watchdogs around Brandon have a forum to raise concerns about Maple Leafs second production shift a privilege denied them before the hog plant Its very Bill Paton The decision honours an NDP election pledge that activists wondered if govern ment would says Brandon University botanist who has frequently raised concerns about the hog plants impact on the Assiniboine Manitoba Conservation has informed the city and packer that it requires a Clean Environment Commission hear ing into a planned expansion of the wastewater treatment plant dedicated to Maple It gives the public opportuni ty to assess for themselves my evidence with city engineer Ted Snures The hearing gives activists a chance to question Maple Leaf and the city about its assump Paton It wont hinder Maple Leafs expansion says vicepresi dent of manufacturing Gord Maple Leaf meets all targets of Manitoba Well continue to do the right He sees the hearing as a nec essary evil that gives us a chance to explain our past track which is The company plans to begin staffing another slaughter shift as early as he Maple Leaf has said the sec ond shift could add 900 Conservation also requires an environmental assessment report from the Maple Leafs environmental licence already allows two the treatment plant dedicated to the company needs an upgrade that requires further environmental Paton says hell use the hear ing to renew his demand for con trols of phosphate discharges into the Excessive phos phate promotes algae which robs the water of harming fish and causing the river to he Bluegreen algae contributes to liver he Peter Maple Leafs vicepresident of says its too early to say if added safeguards are Conservations director of approvals Larry Strachan says he didnt call a hearing for Maple Leafs startup in 1999 because he feared delaying the He says there wont be a delay this time because the company knows from the outset that a hearing is Former Tory environment minister Jim who was also a Brandon had angered activists by refusing calls for a hearing prior to the plant Environmental approvals could proceed more quickly than they did for the first Snure SEE PROVINCE PAGE A2 Hearings will help fuel move to ethanol BY KYLA DUNCAN Brandon Sun The Manitoba government hopes the public accepts its push for cleaner gasoline and Westman producers stand to The province will hold public consultations over the next three aimed at exchanging information on a plan to intro duce a 10 per cent ethanol mix into all gas pumps in We think the public will be excited We just have to assure them at the they will not be negatively Premier Gary Doer Manitoba has one ethanol run by Mohawk Canada Limited in Ethanol is an alcoholbased fuel made from Doer says nothing is but he wants to know what the pub lic thinks We think there is all the advantages for ethanol to be developed more formally here in Doer It gives you another agriculture diversi fied crop for the benefit for the livestock we reduce emissions and we can keep cash in Manitoba instead of going all over the world for bar rels of Ethanol blended gasoline is available in Manitoba at Mohawk and Husky gas A 10 per cent line mix reduces emissions by 25 per If the province introduces a mandatory mix of ethanol and which will be known as then it could mean sig nificant benefits for not just the but it would create a number of some stability in grain prices and economic development in rural communi Doer says the government is looking closely at Minnesota as a The state has 14 ethanol plants and a mandatory 10 per cent ethanol mix in its We dp have our foot on the ground with it he Were definitely looking at the Minnesota model but were not saying to the public this is the only way were going to do Costas a University of Manitoba econom ics is one of three pan elists who will travel to a number of communities over the next three He says the province is taking the first step towards a viable economy and I look at the issue of ethanol and I try to find a negative point and I cant find There are only Nicolaou I think any alternative to fossil fuels is most welcome alterna tive fuels are the quest of the Doer says he is hoping three months is enough time for the industries and investors to jump on board with the pro ject SEE MOVE WILL PAGE A2 Gary Doer Whats your dream 649 I OK HOME 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