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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 3, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A4 July 2002 OPINION 121st Year 162 OUR VIEW Traffic must be considered It gets a little scary when city council lors and planners look at a new store as a single entity and think about traffic trouble in terms of adding a set of lights here and It appears to be an ad hoc process that lacks overall If Brandon is poised to take off in economic development then planners and developers have to be pre pared to look at the big The people who created Brandons Economic Development Strategic Action Plan have looked at develop ment in terms of that cover thou sands of square Retailers build outlets looking at servicing areas in a similar If we look at a map of city roads we see nothing but trouble coming our way along the northsouth Pressure is building along the 18th Street route and simple fixes in regions may only add to the traffic problems especially if they involve slowing down or obstructing the The province has a 20year plan in place for the TransCanada The northsouth corridor through the city is a traffic fiasco in the Brandon needs a suitable longterm traffic plan that emphasizes improving flow rather than impeding We keep adding projects in the area of 18th Street and increasing pressure on the northsouth route without con sidering the Socalled solutions to problems at 18th and for may add to trouble at Victoria and In recent months we have seen devel opers in council chambers with plans for major retail outlets and each time it becomes obvious very little thought is given to the cumulative impact of traf This is not the fault of people who want to bring developments They are doing what we want them to do Indeed the city owes it to these devel opers to ensure that consumers can get to the stores with a minimum of The city also owes taxpayers a mini mum impact on other streets and Brandon must be prepared for devel opment now and in the Traffic trouble is a cumulative Looking at projects in isolation and coming up with neighbourhood solu tions wont work in the long Adding a light here or speed bumps there will only add to the overall prob Blocking traffic is not the Improving the flow is the only Consider that many stores along 18th even smaller ones in strip malls have become more attractive to con add four or five more box Then think about a wish list for a hotel and possibly a casino near the Imagine the effect of a few more movie screens along the And consider that smaller stores like to cluster around these It all adds up to traffic trouble on a big Politicians in rapidly growing cities have learned some tough Many have lost elections because they dragged their feet on traffic By the time the taxpayers start shouting about traffic trouble it is too Recent protests in Brandon over the new Staples and IGA stores are the first of many if Brandon doesnt plan prop The time to act is The city needs to look at the big picture and pre pare for the LOOKING BACK Cost of educating pupil up per cent in year SIXTY YEARS AGO British Prime Minister Winston Churchill accepted the responsibility for the disasters in Libya and Egypt and predicted that worse may but Parliament gave him an overwhelming vote of FIFTY YEARS AGO Attention was focused today in the livestock show ring at the Provincial Exhibition where the largest heavy horse entry in Western Canada is now competing for Broadway owned by the LillaGord Stables of Brandon and rid den by Gordon walked away with the firstnight hon ours in the knockdownandout jump ing feature of the Provincial Exhibition light horse FORTY YEARS AGO French President Charles de Gaulle proclaimed Algerian independence today and nationalist Premier Ben Yousseff Khedda arrived with his minis ters to assert their rule over a new nation threatened with civil George minister of officially opened the new 4H building at the Provincial Exhibition of Steve art instructor and pot tery artisan of Winnipeg has been appointed director of the Brandon Allied Arts He replaces Reinhard Strub who is returning to Stormy Weather of Homecrest with Keith Macpherson in the dominated the light weight hunter class at the Provincial Shooting the finest golf of the com petitors Bob Cornell retained the City and District golf championship as he turned in a brilliant twounderpar 103 for the 27hole There were 125 entrants in the THIRTY YEARS AGO The United States has been secretly seeding by the dropping of silver iodide into the to manipulate rainfall over North and South Vietnam and Laos for military advantage during the last nine The New York Times The cost of educating one child in the public school system in Manitoba in 1971 was up per cent from Walter MP for BrandonSouris has been invited to attend the second international parlia mentary conference on the environment now being held in TWENTY YEARS AGO Brandon streets were speckled with outofprovince licence plates as centen nial homecomers flooded into the About 500 people of the expected visitors had registered at city hall for the week of activities to begin More than visitors preregistered for the Dennis Ziprick won the mens under 21 championship at the Canada Day tennis tournament yesterday with a vic tory over Kelly TEN YEARS AGO City taxpayers will help pay for new chairs and carpeting in the Western Manitoba Centennial The additions are part of a multiphase A commemorative medal marking Canadas 125th anniversary will be awarded to outstanding The medal was approved by the Queen during her 47hour visit to From the files of The Brandon THEN ITS SOTLECWEPLIN SPRINKLER ON EVEN m NATIONAL VIEWPOINT Fix was in for Bush JAMES TRAVERS lor The Sun OTTAWA If the G8 meeting proves much of any it is that it takes more than two days to fix whats wrong with a world biblically created in just like its has now slipped noise lessly into the fog of unfolding Expectations were as inflated as the meetings obscene million After a year of intensive work by Prime Minister Jean Chretien and bureaucrats at home and Africa got more some of which may be and a fraction of the cash and concessions the most troubled continent needs to deal with a cornucopia of including the AIDS crushing debts and exclusion from world As the security and economic interests of the worlds industrialized countries and richest people prevailed over those of the least developed and In the status quo triumphed in familiar After telling anyone who would listen that he would con trol the Chretien was bluntly reminded that the power of a prime minister of Canada chairing an important annual summit is no match for that of a president of the United By any for better or this summit belonged to George as the president in known in the White House West often looked bored and got what he In a presummit interview with The ambassador Paul Cellucci discreetly skimmed over Africa and Chretiens priorities to identify Washingtons objective keeping surplus Soviet missiles out of the hands of rogue states and Late on the first countries that couldnt find their chequebook for Africa promised billion to help Russia dis pose of nuclear weapons and committed to a air security is nothing wrong with either Failure to control the international black market in sophis ticated particularly those capable of mass destruc is part of a recurring postCold War And while focusing on airline security dangerously supposes those who masterminded the 11 attacks have exhausted their air travellers will appreciate a heightened sense of no matter how What is far more troubling is the growing sense that the globalization phenomenon is being even held by a narrow political With little apparent regard for international opinion or the profoundly complicated realities faced by less stable Washingtons will is being Chretiens Africa initiative is an apt metaphor for a process that is turning even the worlds most powerful leaders into restless Endorsed at last years G8 help ing Africa salvage its 700 million desperate people was judged as necessary for humanitarian reasons and to demonstrate that globalization can benefit the dispossessed as well as those who already possess so Washingtons commitment to that rescue has always been ambiguous and that ambiguity surfaced in the most dramatic Just hours before heading for Bush announced a internally divisive plan to impose a madeinAmerica solution on the Middle No matter what parts of the Africa rescue were later rub that plan and its coincidental timing put an indelible mark on this That mark and its meaning are worth Encouraging as it is to see a fundamentally isolationist president dabbling in one of the worlds most intractable prob at its philosophical core the Middle East plan is deeply A president who may not have won his own election and a country that in the past has even despo tism in its own are now dictating the leaders that others are allowed to choose and imposing foreign rules on sovereign Bush is right to identify a Middle East lead ership A mutual obsession to impose a winner takeall peace is behind the illegal settlements and sheer misery of Israelis and Palestinians that has repeatedly brought the region and the world to the brink of But the Bush plan wont end It is so so wilfully ignorant of political hairtrigger emotions and history that its purpose must be something other than finding an elusive In the United a body of informed opinion is grow ing that the Bush plan is more closely linked to midterm elections and a presidential son finishing a presidential fathers work than to providing a practical peace The thinking in those circles is that Iraq is again in gunsights and that Bush is warning Saudi Arabia and other uncertain allies that Washingtons singleminded war on terror wont be delayed or distracted by the plight of In the message was easier to It takes more than a few hours of talks and cameraready gripand grin sessions to make a safer And it cant be done at all when the only superpower is paying a short diplomatic game at the expense of one in might make a James Travm a national affairs writer LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Money food supply linked There is much criticism in the Canadian media against the government for making payments to farmers to cover losses incurred while producing the nations food Anyone who studied the workings of the economic system knows full well that these payments are absolutely essential for preventing total collapse of the economic and many countries of the are in the same The lack of knowledge on this important issue stems from the fact that schools and universi ties are not giving a complete education to our For most dont know where money comes or where it is sup posed to come They havent even seen a copy of the let alone read The Constitution lists the exclusive powers given to the and the exclusive powers given to the federal and the Constitution states it is the supreme That means all political lawyers and individuals must abide by It is safe to say all our economic problems stem from the fact that federal governments have been breaking the supreme law ever since the year The supreme law gives exclu sive power to the federal government to create and issue the countrys money There are no provisions in the Constitution to delegate that power to anyone but they They gave a portion of that power to private and over the years the banks have been given a larger so it now stands at 98 per cent of our money The banks create our money supply as an interestbearing debt that can only be brought into circulation every time someone borrows money from The banks demand interest on this cheque book money they but never create interest so all bor rowers must add interest costs onto whatever they have to Compounding over the has caused so much so that 98 per cent of the price on things the farmer has to buy to carry out his operation are these interest The farmer has no pricing mecha nism for passing these costs so it should be obvious to everyone by now that if we are going to avoid an eco nomic the federal government must pick up the It isnt really a subsidy to the but it is a subsidy to the banks debt money system TONY RJLEY Strathclair Glenn Johnson Editor and Director of Readership Development Gordon Wright City Editor Jim Lewthwalte News Editor The Sun welcomes your signed Please send them to 501 Rosser R7A send us a fax at 7270385 or an email message at [email protected] Include a phone number for We reserve the right to edit for spelling and good 1 BRANDON O SUN Serving Western Manitoba Since Published Daily except The Brandon Sun is a Division of FP Canadian Newspapers Limited 501 Rosser R7A Member of The Canadian Audit Bureau of The Canadian Newspaper Publishers Manitoba Press Canadian Publishers Mail Product Sales Agreement Bill Chester General Manager and Interim Advertising Director Colleen Gabrlelle Business Manager Rudy Redekop President and Publisher The Brandon Sun is a member of the Manitoba Press If you have a 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