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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 4, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A6 July 2002 OPINION 121st Year 163 OUR VIEW Casino rules must change The time has come for Premier Gary Doer to give the old casino gambling wheel of fortune anoth er Manitoba needs to review its outdat outoftouch and in some cases downright prissy approach to the gam ing Its just not working very No doubt the problems stem from the fact that the government wants to play the game on both sides of the table and still come out a Doer and friends must decide whether or not they really want to be in the gambling If they accept the reality of gambling then they ought to get with the In Brandon we hear concerns about provincial requirements that urban reserves must be associated with a nativerun casino Surprisingly those concerns come from the aboriginal community as well as the Abolish says Sioux Valley coun cillor Ken 1 wish it wasnt part of the whole Rather than making things the urban reserve requirement is making it more difficult for aboriginals to establish a It fuels misconceptions and brings says It is time for the Doer government to listen and act in this making it eas ier for the Of the province has also hit the jackpot by violating its own rules in another no doubt deeply offending every member of the antifun league in the A recent newspaper ad has caused a flap in the Legislature because it shows a man and a woman smiling and gam bling at a Video Lottery Having Imagine that Why do you pass guidelines like that if youre going to allow advertising that depicts Manitobans asks Tory critic Len I think its Good When it comes to hypocrisy is generally a key ingredient in government Governments may not like the naughty behavior but they do like the revenue that goes along with the behav Lotteries Minister Diane McGifford has admitted the error of her depart ments ways and the offensive ad which violates our principals has been But consider the mixedup message that effort sends to the outside People cant be seen to be having run gambling in if it is not meant to be a fun then it must be serious business for And if it is serious busi ness then one can deduce that the Manitoba government really wants to treat customers like a bunch of unhappy losers involved in unsavory games that are hidden behind closed Can that be the image Doers people really want to project When The Sun recently asked the premier about he responded Let me look at Bingo Lets examine the issues and make things LOOKING BACK Angus steer wins top spot in annual 4H competition SIXTY YEARS AGO The grandstand production of On to Victory thrilled patrons last night on the final day of the Provincial Straight heat victories for Hollyrood of Weiners stable at Pilot Mound and Viola Scott out of closed off the harness races at the Provincial Exhibition yesterday FIFTY YEARS AGO Tallulah veteran of many show rings and twice grand champion at the Toronto Royal won another grand championship for her owner Bennett of Deloraine yesterday when female sections were judged in the Percheron class at the Provincial The Manitoba Trade held for the first time this year in conjunction with the Provincial will be broadened into a Western Canadian trade fair in the Alex McPhail announced this Winner of the six horse team class yesterday at the Provincial Exhibition was the entry of George W of Smiths entries won both the four and sixhorse team winning over five other entries in the latter sec Newcomer Jimmy making his first start in actual competition drove to a sensational win at the Provincial Exhibition in the feature 15lap event offered by the Brandon Stock Car Jack one of the clubs top dri crashed through the fence and piled into a He was rushed to hos pital and his condition reported good FORTY YEARS AGO After six months city coun cil unanimously agreed last night to hire a candidate for the position of city The man appointed is Melvin city engineer from Moose Scores of citizens and visitors lined downtown Rosser Avenue this morning to take part in the fun and spon sored by the Chamber of Commerce in connection with the Provincial After a pancake breakfast the June Taylor dancers were escorted to the middle of the street for some western dancing and a bit f 7r Helen Arnold of Soun Aberdeen Angus steer to regional 4H beef calf club at the Provincial Exhibit Meanwhile David Londrv vf City 4H Beef Calf Gut V was awarded the tro phy for the reserve THIRTY YEARS AGO Barbara a Grade 11 stu dent at Neelin high school has been awarded a trip to United Nations head quarters in New York as part of the 23rd annual Odd Fellows UN pilgrimage for Although construction on the new Assiniboine Hospital has been going on for quite some time the first official sod turning of the new complex took place yesterday when Mayor Wilton climbed aboard a bulldozer and gave it the TWENTY YEARS AGO Al director of Assiniboine Community will be half way around the world next September as an education consultant for the Seychelles located miles off East Africas TEN YEARS AGO As Canadian infantry stood guard military planes flew relief supplies into Sarajevo during the busiest day at the airport since the city was engulfed in civil A Saskatchewan farmer obsessed with Anne Murray was sentenced to four months in jail for breaching a pro bation order that he not contact the From the files of The Brandon LOCAL VIEWPOINT Book Asperations Heres a current wish list If I had the time and if I had the talent and if I had a I would like to write a The name I have in mind is Democrat to Autocrat the Conversion of Izzy I know something about this Yeajrs when 1 was a regular visitor to the I saw him in action as a Winnipeg He was informed and powerful in As he was representing his constituents at the time I assume he was a democrat one who believes in government directed by a whole Let me digress for a paragraph If you want to dis cuss Izzy with please put the name of Russell Mills out of the By reputation he is a decent fellow and a good jour but he is not the key character in this He the catalyst whose firing precipitated the waves of discontent that are washing over Izzy and his As he built that Izzy became separated from the He now assumes he shall be the sole source of public There is no other interpretation of his speech in January in which he said that his major newspapers would speak with a single voice on national and international The consequence of this is a deliberate stifling of new ideas and new Opinions are the meat and drink of Izzys new motto is When I want your Ill tell you FRO MCGUMIESS THE DIARY what to sav Democracy is best served by a free exchange of ideas and No one ever said this better than John Milton when he wrote Give me the liberty to to and to argue according to my above all other One of my fathers favourite expressions was that the whole truth is found halfway between the ham mer and the Keep Miltons phrase in to argue This is what you are prohibited from doing if you are a journalist in Izzys Not only will you print the editorials he sends but you are prohibited from contradicting All of which brings me to my point it is clearly unaccept able when the man who controls the majority of Canadian editorial departments buries them under a blanket of Biggest puzzle of all is why he persists with this He is in debt to the extent of In a year his stock has sunk to change from a pre vious As I see he is engaged in a monstrous selfdamaging pro from which I see no As he does he silences countless sources of what we need most of all good ideas and fresh It has always interested me that the Brits call editorials It is the function of a leader to lead public opinion by offer ing the readers informed In one man wants to be the major LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Clark trustworthy leader Joe Clark plans to continue as leader of the PC party at least voters will have one trustworthy and experienced leader in federal While the PCs have a strong the challenge will be to recruit candidates who will raise the bar of elected public ser The current Liberal government is crushing public respect for our MPs with a steady stream of scandal and amateurish This has to harm prospects for recruiting quality Canadians have demonstrated that they will not support a radical political party despite the fear mongering of Jean Chretien and Paul Martin in our last in my it is left to Canadas other centrist the to recruit and show us candidates worthy of our despite the tainted image of elected The public and business have been doing their part in gen erating growth and We deserve political representatives that will support us rather than using tax dollars as a slush fund for their business and personal ANDREW LANE Brandon Composting has support As a 30year believer in composting Id like to offer a humble opinion and support for your Most people who own land have a shortage of time and manpower so there is always the danger of making the process sound too complicated and time consuming and like rocket I shudder when I see the huge amount of grass and leaves that get dumped in the local disposal site every spring and We have 15foot pieces of stucco fastened in a circle with sweet peas planted around to and beautify four at Since turning is not an option we concentrate on layering and proper input to do the We get grass and leaves from three yards as well as an assortment of kitchen waste from the local hospital coffee grounds and Fresh cut free along the roadsides or high nitrate fertilizer will keep the reaction going as long as the moisture levels are Each spring we open one or scatter on our squarefoot garden and let the worms finish the introduce night crawlers or dew worms to your compost because they will migrate and destroy your lawn and all others on your Calgary has strict rules about hauling topsoil from the north side of the Bow River to the south but unfortunately the worms have spread The chemicals required to elimi nate the worms will also eliminate all the robins in the area so prevention is the only way to Well be watching your success over the year so good luck CLARE FERRIS Wawanesa 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 BRANDON C 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 Gabrielle Business Manager Rudy Redekop President and Publisher The Brandon Sun is a member of the Manitoba Press If you have a complaint about this or any other member 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