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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 5, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A2 BRANDON July 2002 Former mayor Elwood Gorrie dies at 86 Elwood Gorrie BY CURTIS BROWN Brandon Sun Former colleagues and adver saries are paying respects to a very kind former Elwood Gorrie died Wednesday at the age of Gorrie served as Brandons mayor from 1974 to That was Wayne McLeods first term on city council as the alderman for the University He recalls that Gorrie always tried to help him learn on the He was my and I remember him as a very kind man McLeod I was green as grass that first and in need of lots of He was always prepared to take the time to lead me on Joe former council lor for the Assiniboine says he disagreed with Gorrie on several but that Gorrie still respected other councillors He was always a nice very easy to get along Thomassen We had of discussions about a down town and I didnt agree with his But he was always a gentleman in the way he treated other Gorrie was born in Wawanesa in and worked at a variety of odd jobs in Manitoba before he began working for AngloCanadian Oils when they moved to Brandon in He later became Anglo Canadians a position he held until he retired in Prior to his election as mayor in Gorrie had been the councillor for Ward South He only served one term as as he lost to Gilbert Box in the 1977 civic Former councillor Mike Melnyk remembers Gorrie as a mayor who worked hard at projects com but without being He was a guy who got things Melnyk If I we started neigh bourhood improvement programs and built a new community But I remember him as a pretty level headed Ron who represented Green Acres from says he disagreed with Gorrie on how the Brandon Gallery should be But he recalls that Gorrie still respected his He and I had our Cayer He was pretty deter and he strived to be fair with He had very high ideals on how things should Cayer also is grateful for the help Gorrie offered when Cayer unsuc cessfully ran for mayor in Elwood did what he He helped me when I ran for and we had some very good discussions at that I consider him and his family friends of and Im sad to see him depart Thomassen says he was surprised to hear Gorrie had Thomassen recently fixed a ring for him at his jewellery and Thomassen says although the former mayor was almost he appeared to be in good Im shocked and surprised to hear he Gomes funeral will be at Central United Church Monday at He is survived by his wife of 61 Treva their Linda and and his brother IN BRIEF Drunk driver jailed Richard Teetaert will serve 21 days in jail for driving with more than double the legal limit of alcohol in his Brandon court heard yesterday that who has three previous con victions for driving over was stopped by police and blew a reading of 18 on a Teetaert will serve his time on Judge David Coppleman also gave him 18 months probation and ordered him to abstain from alcohol and under go alcohol Mouthwash costly A man who stole three bottles of mouthwash from The Real Canadian Superstore will pay much more than the value of the items he stuffed down his Richard was hand ed a fine and 18 months of super vised probation in Brandon provincial court Judge David Coppleman also ordered Antoine to undergo coun selling for alcohol Cash must be repaid Dianna Devliegere was given a five month conditional sentence in Brandon court yesterday for stealing from her told Judge David Coppleman she was very sorry for taking money from Home which employed security cameras to find the source of losses from the She was ordered to pay restitution of Nexen wins award Flawless delivery has paid off for Nexen Chemicals Brandon The Canadian Pacific Railway awarded Nexen the a Chemical Shipper Safety The award goes to CPR customers who ship 500 or more freight carloads a year without being at fault for a single In Nexens Brandon facility didnt have a single shippingrelated Sun LOTTERIES PICK 3 GARBAGE DAY 5 CONTACT US Toll DEATHS Elwood beloved hus band of Watch Tomorrows BRANDONOSUN for these flyers X9nvNrrcro DRUG MART DUFRESNE FURNITURE APPLIANCES Partial distribution subscribers and nonsubscribers If you do not receive these flyers call the Brandon Sun Circulation Department 727O527 DisabilityLife free life Fair or Infrequent Heavy High expectancy expectancy Poor health Smokers Obese exercise Drinking Stress 22 16 BKANDDN MAHQUIITi SOUTH 18 26 19 25 17 Among best rate in country Significantly worse than Canadian estimate source Statistics Study has benefits for region CONTINUED FROM PAGE Al The trends are an increased uptake in young females who are That is absolutely Another area that may be on the low side is the reported number of heavy Thats because people might be reluctant to answer truthfully about their alcohol Twentyfive per cent of Brandon res idents are considered heavy drinkers which means they consume five or more drinks at one time at least once a Both Marquette and South Westman were not far off the national average of 16 per The study also measured The number of Canadians who are under high stress was 26 per Brandon Marquette South Westman The number of residents listed in poor health was close to the national average of 12 per cent Brandon Marquette South Westman The number of obese people over 20 years old nationally ranks at 15 per cent Brandon Marquette South Westman 17 per According to the obesity is determined by measur ing the body mass index a ratio of height to COUN SUN A Health Canada study released earlier this year says Manitoba was tied with for the highest percentage of smokers in the country at 28 per Those who exercise less than three times a month nationally 22 per cent Brandon Marquette South Westman In residents can expect to live years with no while that number climbs to years in South Westman and That means residents are likely to reach that age without a significant limitation in their activities while remaining outside of a healthcare Health care and health promotion professionals point out that the study is a snapshot in time and that residents can have a direct impact on health based on choices they Theres a benefit of having the national statistics to improve says Sharon health promotion facilitator with the Brandon McPherson adds the study has tremendous benefits for the region because communities that have a com mon makeup are grouped With the peer you know who to follow up with and you can learn from each she The community with the best rank ing in the country was where you can find the lowest smoking and obesity rates in the country and expect to live to years of At the other end of the scale is with a life expectancy of only Montreals inner city also scored lower than many with the highest levels of smoking obe heavy drinking and Backman doesnt expect strike CONTINUED FROM Al Local union representative Nancy Garrioch is also anx ious to return to the negotiating We are more than prepared to negotiate a fair she The unions decision to strike doesnt surprise health authority chief executive officer Earl Backman expected support workers to vote for a strike to back their contract I think theyre trying to make a Backman But Im not expecting a Backman says the health authority is preparing to deal with the effects of a strike if it does But he anticipates that service wont be drastically affect The union says they will still provide lifeandlimb ser vices to patients of personal care homes and There would be an effect on the convenience side of Backman We may be asking for more families to help out in assisting family members in personal care Garrioch stands by the unions pledge to continue provid ing essential We will be doing what is she We dont want to jeopardize anyones Even though CUPE members have voted to they wont be out on the picket lines right The workers need to give the government seven days notice of a and Garrioch says it will take extra time to plan strikes at each of the provinces 80 young girl among dead in plane crash CONTINUED FROM PAGE Al The shooting occurred just before noon when a 52yearold man reported ly approached another person at the counter and opened said police spokesman Alex The gunman was fatally shot by an El Al security FBI spokesman Rich Garcia said it appears the gunman acted There was no immediate indication of the mans nationality or a small private plane crashed into a crowd of Fourth of July revellers at a public park in San a Los Angeles suburb killing four people and injuring some of them children picnicking with their authorities The pilot and a 12yearold girl were among the Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown said the crash sounds completely like an acci dent and California Gray Davis said the pilot issued two mayday distress calls after takeoff from Brackett a small airport near the The wings clipped on the said witness Javier It went nose Bodies flying all over the He said two girls were trapped under the The plane hit a tree and then broke in two after it witnesses There was unprecedented security on the National Mall in Washington where more than people among them President George W Bush watched one of the countrys premier fireworks along with family members and friends watched the fireworks from the south balcony of the White Earlier the president joined a group of veterans celebrating on the courthouse square at In New the Federal Aviation Administration announced temporary flight restrictions below metres over virtually all of Manhattan from the Hudson River to the East from the Statue of Liberty to George Washington The FBI said a group with terrorist ties had downloaded images of two stadiums Edward Jones home to the NFLs Louis and Indianapolis RCA Dome from which fea tures pictures of stadiums Both stadiums were closed for the holi Brandon Suns Forecast Weather On Demand i Weather Network Western Manitoba Forecast Thundershowers pop Winds southeasterly becoming southerly High Humidex H 28 L 11 Tonight Tomorrow Low Mainly sunny with cloudy High Low Sunday Monday High Low Mainly sunny with cloudy High Low Tuesday Mainly sunny with cloudy High Low Warm front Cold Iron Occlusion Trough H High pressure L Low pressure Rain Sunrise Moonrise Sunset Moonset O July 17 July 24 Brandons almanac today Temperature High Low Normal Record Last year Yesterday Precipitation Todays Normals Yesterday mm Ts Dauphin Showers RlMMll Srioal Lake rms MinnadOM Cariwrry today tomorrow Tstorms Showers BRANDON Tstorms PortagtlaPralrto Showers Klllarmy MeWa rms I Bismarck tstorms Boston tstorms tstorms tstorms Chicago Dallas Denver Fargo Houston Angeles Miami tstorms New York Phoenix sunny windy Salt Lake San Diego Seattle Tucson showers tstorms tstorms sunny windy Canada Calgary Charlottetwnshowers Churchill showers Edmonton Estevan Dauphin showers Fredericton Halifax Kapuskasg Lethbridge Monclon Montreal North Bay Ottawa Albert George Rupert showers Quebec tshowers Regina Saint John Saskatoon Johns Sudbury Swift Thunder Toronto sunny 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