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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 6, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba In Brief Police recover stolen vehicle A stolen car was recovered during a traffic stop early yesterday morning before the owner even noticed it was missing. Dakota Ojibway police stopped a vehicle for speeding in Sioux Valley at about 2 a.m. yesterday but the three occupants of the car fled the scene, according to Brandon police. Police discovered later that morning the 1989 Pontiac Bonneville had been taken from the 300 block of 34th Street in Brandon. No arrests have been made. ISuick I si ken from card luck station A car was reported stolen from the Esso card lock station along the Trans-Canada Highway outside Brandon Wednesday. Police report the owner had parked his car there early Wednesday morning and found it gone when he returned from work. The vehicle is a blue 1987 Buick Regal with Manitoba licence plate number DKG 351. Portage facility gets provincial funding The Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute is getting a boost from the province. The Portage la Prairie-based facility will receive over $333,000 in the next year. The institute has been testing, evaluating and developing farm equipment since 1974. Information provided by the institute plays an important role in the delivery of regional extension services. Brandon Sun Hydro applies for rate deerease WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro has applied to the Public Utilities Board for a natural gas rate decrease. If approved, the 4.7 per cent drop would take effect Aug. I and drop a typical residential customer’s annual bill by $58. Non-residential customers would see a decrease of between 5.1 and 7.2 per cent, depending on their rate classification and consumption. Manitoba Hydro says the application is the result of lower market costs for natural gas. Spokesman Bob Brennan said the new rate would remain in effect until at least Nov. I. — CP PHOTO COURTESY OF JAMMIE SHAW Local police were out yesterday afternoon near Aberdeen Avenue and First Street helping to control traffic while a half dozen horses made their way back home. Horses escape from farm, roam around briefly in city Brandon Police were horsing around yesterday afternoon. Members were out near Aberdeen Avenue and First Street helping to control traffic while about six horses made their way back home. Const. Greg Anderson says the horses escaped from a nearby farm through a hole in the fence. Jammie Shaw, 22, of Killarney was riding in a car with her hometown friend Molh Robertson, 22, when they came across the horses on Second Street at Richmond Avenue. There were six animals and “they didn’t have reins or saddles or anything,” she says. “I saw the horses go by in front of us and said, 'Those horses aren’t attached to anybody.’ No one was with them, she says. “I was saying: ‘Why are those horses running around by themselves?” They followed the horses for a moment and then saw children with a stroller running away from them. “We were trying to decide ‘should we call the cops or professional cowboys?”’ The women in the car started looking for somebody when they saw them again with a police cruiser following. “I thought, like, what is he going to do?” So they turned around to head the horses off at the pass going around the block where they parked in front to take pictures. Shaw says she is used to seeing such animals in Killarney, “but not running around in Brandon. “So we were a bit surprised.” The police car following the horses and was later joined by other police vehicles, Shaw says. That is when they left the roundup. —Brandon Sun Loonie ends week at 65.61 US TORONTO — Bargain hunters — relieved that the United States got through Independence Day without a terrorist attack — drove the Dow Jones industrial average yesterday to its biggest one-day advance since Sept. 24. The benchmark Toronto index and the tech-intensive Nasdaq also made solid gains, albeit on attenuated volume during an abbreviated session on U.S. markets. Wall Street’s blue-chip index soared 324.53 points to 9,379.50 for a gain this week of 136.24 points, or 1.5 per cent. The Canadian dollar strengthened thanks to a solid domestic employment report showing the jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point in June to 7.5 per cent. The loonie closed up 0.17 cent at 65.61 cents US, off 0.34 cent for the week.    —Canadian Press 2002 Chartered Accountants Scholarships Leah Chellew    Melissa Kasian Sturgeon Creek Collegiate Miles Macdonnell Collegiate Jaimee Rempel Garden Valley Collegiate Angela Romeo Shaftesbury High School The- Institute of Chartered Accountants is pleased to announce that Leah Chellew, Melissa Kasian, Jaimee Rempel, and Angela Romeo are the 2002 recipients of the Chartered Accountants Scholarships. These four young individuals, who will each receive $1000 scholarships, were chosen from over 200 high schools across the province. Each displayed high scholastic achievement together with outstanding accomplishments in work, school, and community activities. In addition, they have all indicated they will be continuing their education at a Manitoba university and they intend to enter the CA profession upon completion of their degree. The Institute congratulates Leah, Melissa, Jaimee, and Angela and - wishes them every success in their future endeavors.    Manitoba % Officials search for dog’s owners By Kyla Duncan Brandon Sun Hope is looking for her family. The collie mix dog was found a week ago with maggot-infested wounds around her neck by a Brandon-area dairy farmer. “If that guy didn’t find her, she would have suffered an ugly death,” says Tracy Knickle, shelter manager at Brandon Humane Society. “She had to have been gone for a while to have those injuries. She was just a mess.” Hope, a temporary name, is a 13-year-old female dog who was found just outside of Brandon a week ago still wearing her collar and dragging her leash. That makes people wonder about the owner. “She just looked like she had a broken spirit. But she’s so docile,” Knickle says. Hope is now recovering from her wounds at the Brandon Hills Veterinary Clinic. A technician with the clinic says Hope is back to health and finishing off the last of her antibiotics. Knickle says she’s hoping the owners will recognize Hope and come and get her. “I know people drop off animals all the time, but the thing that bothers us about this one is that she had a leash on her. People who are going to let their dogs go aren’t going to leave a leash on,” Knickle says. If not, the Humane Society is also hoping a big-hearted person will take Hope in. COLIN CORNEAU/BRANDON SUN Michelle Gunderson shows Hope the dog at Brandon Hills Veterinary Clinic yesterday afternoon, “Whether she’s 13 and unadoptable or not that doesn’t mean we can’t fix her up and at least give her the chance,” Knickle says. “She wouldn’t be a huge commitment she’s really sweet and very docile and I was hoping we could find a home for her.” For more information on Hope, call the Brandon Humane Society at 728-1333. Winds rip through Saskatchewan SASKATOON — Saskatchewan residents kept their eyes on the sky yesterday as strong winds ripped through the province and tornado reports came from two communities. Environment Canada satellites and radar detected a line of storms from west of Saskatoon to west of Prince Albert and issued severe thunderstorm watches for more than a dozen towns. Pea-sized hail accompanied the destructive winds. A tornado apparently touched down briefly just before I p.m. about 25 kilometres northeast of Biggar, destroying a bam and a shed and damaging some trees, said meteorologist Dan Kulak. He said the tornado report came in from a concerned member of the public. Then, around 1:30 p.m., another tornado was reported, this time about three kilometres south of Langham. The twister was spotted by a pilot flying over the area. Randy Sanjenko, who lives on a farm four kilometres south of Langham, was at home with his three children when the storm began to brew. He said he first noticed a flurry of dust that moved from the west toward his yard. Next he saw swirling clouds that were “very odd, very rapidly turning.” — Canadian Press For her from you. With Love. % Happy Anniversary BILBI JEWELLERS "The Diamond Centre" Shoppers Mall 725-4367 Strength Beyond Numbers U nnoratnlafiAnel V^V/1 L^JL VA I U.1V4 MV/1    • INTRODUCING Chris Baker Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School Blaine Maksymetz Neelin High School Ryan Arran Vincent Massey Collegiate Congratulations to Chris, Blaine and Ryan of Brandon, who each received the $500 Westman Communications Group (WCG) High School Scholarship. WCG’s $15,000 scholarship program is available to 30 high schools in western Manitoba. This is in addition to WCG’s Cable in the Classroom initiative and its scholarships to Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College. Westman Communications Group is proud of its commitment to the communities it serves. WESTMAN COMMUNICATIONS GROUP 1906 Park Avenue, Brandon MB R7B 0R9 x-800 665-3337, [email protected] Although Bruce Gullett is not a new face in Brandon’s Rice Financial office, it is time to reintroduce him toyon. Bruce Gullett, a native of Wawanesa Manitoba, attended Brandon University. He spent ten years as a branch manager with Trans (Canada (Credit at several locations in Western Canada. Bruce also spent 15 years in sales and management in agricultural implements. With I I years experience in insurance and financial services, Bruce has attained the professional designations of GLU, CHFC, CFP and GSC. Bruce has served as President of CAIFA (Canadian Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors) Westman from 1996 to 1999. He has been a councilor for the village of Wawanesa since 1999 and has been Chairman of Wheatbelt Community f utures Corp. since 2000. Bruce was a member of Team Canada at the World Amateur Baseball Championships in Nicaragua in 1972. Bruce and h is wife Saudi live Wawanesa. Bruce Gullett, cfp clu, chfc III Rice Financial is one of Canada’s largest independent and fully-integrated financial services companies representing financial institutions from across Canada. Services and products offered include guaranteed investments (GICs, RRSPs), mutual funds, strip Binds, life and disability insurance, wealth management, retirement planning and employee benefits. Rice Financial j WGL FINANCIAL (jROUP INC PHONE 729-3400 < ;