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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 6, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba Roundup sends Canada geese packing for north By Craig Wong Canadian Press REGINA — More than 1,000 Canada goose goslings began a migration to northern Saskatchewan yesterday, but they’re making the trip on the back of a truck. The birds were sent packing in Regina’s 41st annual goose roundup, which aims to reduce the number of waterfowl in the city. “Especially with the young around, there’s a lot of birds out on the lawns eating our flowers and things,” said Bob Ewart, park naturalist for the Wascana Centre Authority. “So we try to lower the population for a short period of time until they start migrating into the area.” Where there are geese, there are droppings. And city folk don’t take kindly to picnicking alongside poop. “We do have a lot of leavings of the geese especially on the sidewalk through the park and on the grass and people want to use the park in July and August.” Ewart, along with a group of volunteers and park staff, took three days to round up the young birds, which have yet to start flying. They’ll be taken to a new home at a lake near Cumberland House, Sask., more than 400 kilometres north. With a lightning-quick jab of his arm, Ewart reaches out and grabs a gosling by its wings to demonstrate how to pick it up. He then loads it into wooden crate designed to hold IO young birds. “Don’t put adults in with the young, they’ll trample them,” Ewart warns park staff and volunteers over the constant protest honking. Volunteer Kevin Haynes said it was a lot more work than he thought. “They come to food just like I do, but I’m no sheep dog,” said Haynes, clutching a bag of bread he used as bait to lure the geese. “They’re smarter than I thought they were.” Junko Hamaya, a Japanese exchange student, was so scared of the geese she couldn’t pick CANADIAN PRESS A Canada Goose sticks its head out of a wooden crate at Wascana Centre in Regina yesterday. More than 1,000 birds were caught in Regina’s 41st annual goose roundup, which aims to reduce the number of waterfowl in the city. them up. Instead, she helped secure them in the wooden crates. “The neck is a little bit strange for me, but it’s a good experience,” she said. Thousands of Canada geese make their summer home in Regina, leaving their mark on park walkways and lawns and on golf courses around the city. Once relocated, it is hoped they’ll make the new area their home and return there to nest next spring. Regina isn’t the only Canadian city with goose problems. “Just about every urban centre in North America right now has Canada goose population problems,” Ewart said. “Certainly here in Regina we’ve been doing this for the longest period of time and I think other people are looking at how we’re doing it and seeing it as a good idea.” Last year in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, Ont., officials rounded up about 1,000 of the honkers and shipped them to a wildlife management area in southwestern Ontario. 66,000 jobs spur drop in unemployment rate By Sandra Cordon Canadian Press OTTAWA — Canada’s employment market was red-hot in June, forging more than 66,000 new jobs, while the giant U.S. economy was looking rather blue, generating about half that number of new positions. The result? Canada’s jobless dropped to 7.5 per cent last month, down from 7.7 per cent in May, while the opposite occurred in the sluggish American job market, labour reports showed yesterday. A mere 36,000 new jobs in the United States last month weren’t enough to prevent its unemployment rate from rising to 5.9 per cent from May’s 5.8 per cent. These circumstances are rare, analysts say. Over the past two decades, the U.S. generally has outperformed Canada, even during downturns. But the current job picture accurately reflects the very different pace of current growth between the two economies. Booming growth in the past six months has set a pace for job creation that hasn’t been seen in Canada in more than a dozen years, said Marc Levesque, senior economist at Toronto Dominion Bank. Fully 303,000 jobs have been created since January, a two per cent gain in total employment. Not since the six-month period ending in February 1988 has so hot a pace of job creation been reported, said Levesque. “This job market just won’t stop,” he said. “It’s sending out a very, very bullish signal for the Canadian economy.” About two-thirds of the new jobs — 199,000 — are full-time, adding to evidence of strong underlying growth, said Pierre Laliberte, senior economist with the Canadian Labour Congress. “The quality of jobs in this case is just as good as the quantity-” Full-time work tends to be better for overall growth because it carries better pay and benefits for workers. While the new jobs created in June were spread across several sectors, almost half came in manufacturing. June’s 30,000 new manufacturing jobs bring this year’s total gains in the sector to 113,000, the same number of jobs cut last year when the economic downturn hammered manufacturers. The growth picture looks so good that Royal Bank optimistically predicts Canadian economic growth of 3.7 per cent this year and 4.1 per cent in 2003, compared with 2.6 per cent and 3.3 per cent in the U.S. Low-ineome Canadians late getting GST cheques due to computer glitch OTTAWA — A computer glitch will prevent thousands of low-income Canadians from receiving their GST rebate cheques on time, the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency said yesterday. The delayed GST credit payments affect 68,000 people, said Caroline Jacques, a national spokeswoman for the agency. A previous report from the agency’s Atlantic offices listed the number at 73,000. “We certainly regret any inconvenience and delay in the issuing of these credit payments for those who are affected by this,” Jacques said. The delay primarily affects low-income individuals, the main recipients of the quarterly GST credit payments. The computer error applied the credit payments of these recipients against their outstanding debts with the agency or other government departments, rather than issuing a credit cheque directly to them. Jacques said the CCRA has the leg islative authority to apply the GST credit payments against certain amounts owed to the agency or certain external government departments. But the agency’s policy is to send the GST credit to the individual recipients when their family income is low, rather than using it against their outstanding balance. Canadian Press Dr. Jay T. Winburn Dr. Jeffrey BalesQualifiedorthodontists Phone 727-0401 Vionell Holdings and HomeLife Home Professional Realty Inc. Invite you to an Information Night on the New SS Plus Life Lease Project “Crocus Gardens” Monday July 15, 2002 7:00 - 9:00 pill at East Port Hall - 530 Richmond Ave. East Please RSVP to 726 5340 or 726-9851 BRANDON 0 SUN Here's A Deal You Can Swallow! Starting June 15, 2002 and ending July 31, 2002 you have a chance to Win a Hot/Cold Water Cooler mo 2 jugs of water a month for A YE/uc Luimesy oi me tx tuition sun emu rune livelier rius. Pure Plus How? Any customer who signs up for a minimum monthly debit or 3 month subscription during this promotion will receive a FREE WATER REFILL COUPON*, ll you sign up for a 6 month subscription you will receive TWO FREE WATER REFILL COUPONS, lf you sign up for a 12 month subscription you will receive THREE FREE COUPONS redeemable at Pure Water Plus Your name will also be entered Into the draw for the Water Cooler Package. lf you are a current home subscriber and convert to a monthly debit subscription or add an additional 3 months to your subscription during this promotion you will receive a FREE WATER REFILL COUPON* as well and get your name entered into the draw for the Water Cooler Package. ■"Water refill is FREE. Deposit required for water jug at time of redemption. Deposit is refunded upon returning of the waler jug. Water coupons will he mailed out upon receipt of payment for subscriptions and/or upon receipt of cancelled cheque tor monthly debit conversion. We carry a full line of Water Distillers $0 Interest $0 Payments o.a.c. for 1 year ‘See store for details Pure hiatal Plus 523-B 8th Street Brandon, MB R7A 3X8 (204J 726-9495 Free Delivery! Steam Distilled PURE WATER $JgOO ^W/18.9L bottle /18.9L bottle 1 with minerals It's not always easy to know if a medical problem needs emergency care. In some situations, emergency medical treatment is a must. Other conditions are best dealt with by your family doctor or at a local health clinic.How do pou decide? Understanding how an Emergency Room works may help you decide if you need to go there. When you arrive, a nurse will speak with you and decide the urgency and level of care you need:1. Emergency Heart attack, major trauma, severe head injury, amputation, severe difficulty breathing (due to an allergic reaction or other cause), anytime a patient is unconscious, severe bleeding2. Urgent Head injury but still awake, deep cut, foreign body in the eyes or ears, high fever in an infant or toddler, chest pain (not related to a known heart problem), signs of serious infection3. Less Urgent Possible fracture/sprain, back pain, skin/wound infection, headaches (migraines)4. Not Urgent Colds, minor cuts, bites, sore throat, sinus problems lf you think it's an emergency or urgent, don't hesitate!How long will I wait? Patients are seen by a doctor in order of need, not time of arrival. Arriving by ambulance does not always mean you will be seen sooner than other patients. How long you wait will depend on: ■ how urgently you need care ■ how urgently others in the Emergency Room need care ■ how busy the Emergency Room is when you arriveAre there other choices? Your family doctor, local health clinic or Urgent ('are Centre (Winnipeg) may be a better choice to treat mild or chronic headaches, back pain, stomach pain; minor cuts or burns; colds, sore throat or sinus problems.What else can I do? ■ Ask about your family doctor's regular office hours and after-hours availability. Your doctor knows your family history best. Many provide 24-hour response to their patients. ■ Ensure you and your family have enough prescribed medication over holidays and weekends. ■ lf you have a chronic illness, keep your regularly scheduled appointments with your doctor. Be sure you understand your doctor's advice and ask what changes in your condition would require medical attention. lf you're not sure, call HealthUnks -staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by registered nurses who can answer your questions. Call 788 8200 in Winnipeg or toll-free 1888-315-9257health preventing illness and injury in Manitoba emergency care there for yoiMhen you need It! fit Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Office regional de la sante de Winnipeg DON BRANDON Rf ODONAL WAITH AUTHORITY Manitoba Health ;