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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 25, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A3 JUNE 2002 LOCAL GOT A NEWS TIP You can reach us at 5717430 ortoflfiee 18777865786 Emiui:[email protected] Temperatures finally heating up BY KYLA DUNCAN Brandon Sun It doesnt matter who you Brandon residents want summer and they want it With spring three weeks behind and the last two weeks scattered with show ers and residents are hoping for some consistently warm Im hoping for a warm sum Stephanie Hayward said while waiting for a bus in downtown I dont like it humid and sticky tike but some warm weather would be really Jay meteorologist with the Prairie Storm Prediction Centre in says the Brandon area is experiencing May showers a little Anderson says he can not predict exactly what Mother Nature holds for the entire but expects a typical summer with an average number of warm The rains we have now are more typical of late early June this is the first hot spell well see this weekend and were already into says Thermometers should hit a sizzling 34 degrees but Anderson says Brandon will see another series of show ers and thundershowers by next Rick of Tiger House spends about 12 hours a day outside and has experienced a little too much unfriendly weather This year the weather extremes have been to the says who has had to deal with rain and excessive heat this Brandon has received about 68 mil limetres of rain in just a few mil limetres short of the normal rain fall for But Lee says he would like to see less of the wet Weve been trying to get water and sewer systems but that has been difficult with all the rain making everything so Hayward also wants to see more sun than I play baseball and a lot of our games have been lost to all the rain late says I have a few weddings to go to so Im hoping it will stay nice and But Brandon resident Jason Schmidt is praising the effects of the recent I think the rain was good for the It made everything really says I like being so Id tike to see a really hot Lee says he is also hoping the wind dies down windy conditions have made every part of construction diffi A real problem this spring has been not so much the but the The wind makes everything difficult when youre trying to build a says Anderson says windy conditions are but combined with a number of low pressure systems in the past two it has created some severe weath Weve had some severe weather says adding a small tornado touched down in Morris yester day but was too weak to cause any But its starting to turn into a fairly typical summer pattern right Manitoba typically sees nine torna does a with only about one third of them This year has already seen between six and eight but Anderson says the province is not in for too many Man sentenced to probation for assault on exgirlfriend BY DEAN PRITCHARD Brandon Sun A Brandon man who assault ed his exgirlfriend and tore apart her stuffed animals in a fit of rage has been sentenced in provincial court to two years supervised probation and ordered to donate to a local womens Noel Matthew was convicted of assault and uttering threats at trial last Harding also pleaded guilty to two breaches of a court order and failing to comply with a peace officer and was sentenced to 160 hours community service According to police the victim was visiting Hardings home 2001 to retrieve some stuffed animals when Harding slapped her on the face and pushed her on a After repeatedly pushing the woman back on the bed Harding began ripping apart the stuffed at one point saying I am so mad I could kill Last after an argu ment with the Harding broke one of her parents car The couples relationship was described as rocky and onagain They are now expect ing a Harding is clearly some one who has some anger man agement difficulties that require said Crown attor ney Garry Rainnie recommended Harding be sentenced to signifi cant community service work hours to drive home that his conduct will not be tolerated by the Judge Krystyna Tarwid told Harding he must learn to control his If you are walk around the Tarwid Believe once you become a parent things are only going to become more frustrat Quality time COUN SUN Jason Zhu left and his grandfather Lao Shang Lun while away a muggy afternoon togeth er yesterday along 10th The pair took a break from the family restaurant to spend some time Woman killed in rollover A 47yearold Birdtail Sioux First Nation woman was killed in a singlevehicle rollover acci dent on the First Nation early Sunday Ada a passenger in a was declared dead at the Police and ambulance personnel extracted a 10yearold boy who was trapped under the Two male passengers were taken to Birtle Hospital and later transported to Winnipeg with unspecified Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the said deputy Chief Jim The injured passengers were transported to Winnipeg which made it difficult for us to inter view Cockburn One was due to be released this afternoon so our office wanted to get a statement as to what Brandon Sun Minnedosa native wins fellowship BY SHELLEY VIVIAN Brandon Sun Talk about incentive to return to Minnedosa native Jared Wesley has returned to his home province after being named this years Duff Roblin Political Studies who left the province to complete his bachelors degree in will begin his masters program in political studies at the University of Manitoba this I think this year the fellowship is doing what they wanted it to do and thats recruit ing students to come back to Manitoba to Wesley I think it was a good match for me because it allows me to come back home and study Manitoba politics after being in Alberta for a The worth in the first year with renewal in the second given satisfactory was established by the University of Manitoba in 1998 in recog nition of the contributions of the former Manitoba Wesley recently completed a combined honours degree in history and political sci ence at the University of earning three major awards at and is looking forward to beginning studies at the University of Its a great honour knowing the peo ple that have got it in the past and talking with it promises to be a really good Wesley is working as a policy analyst intern in federalprovincial relations with Manitobas Executive He plans to pursue his PhD but hasnt decided what career path hell follow once hes completed his Light rains diminish flood threat WINNIPEG More flood ing in small towns near the border wasnt expected after only light week end Manitoba govern ment officials said While Minnesota and North Dakota were pounded by heavy only a few showers fell on areas that feed the swollen Roseau said Steve Topping of Manitoba Only 10 to 15 millimetres fell in Manitoba while up to 150 millimetres fell in parts of The Roseau is expected to crest late in the perhaps onethird of a metre above cur rent and that means the towns of Stuartburn and Gardenton should be said Lowlying houses in the towns have been diked as a pre caution after flash floods swept through many parts of south eastern Manitoba earlier this The heavy rains that fell in will keep the Red River at much higher than usual summer levels for as long as another say offi Levels are falling now but a second crest is expected to reach Winnipeg on July The Red is high enough in Winnipeg so that a heavy thun derstorm could cause basement flooding in some areas if the sewer system that flows into the river is There is no heavy rain in the immediate CP Group calls on province to keep pledge to cover palliative drug costs TUo a hrxmirp rnnfprpnre as nart n WINNIPEG The Manitoba government must keep its promise to pay for drug costs for terminally ill people who die at says a group that advocates for the The problem is people who are dying are being encouraged to be cared for at but the system penal izes them by making them pay for their said Margaret executive director of Hospice and Palliative Care It is a full 18 months after the announcement and families are still bearing the financial This is unac It is time for you and your government to live up to your the group wrote in a May 21 letter to Health Minister Dave released In September Chomiak committed to cover It was a com mitment it will be a com mitment kept and it will hap I admit I would have liked to do it n HEALTH MINISTER DAVE CHOMIAK ing the costs of drugs for people dying at home and drugs for people dying in the but the promise hasnt been Chomiaks promise came at a hospice conference as part of a provincewide palliative care The money was to go towards home care and com munity including hir ing palliative care doctors and setting up a team to make home visits 24 hours a Patients who die at home still pay a deductible for drugs based on earned income but the drugs are free if they spend their dying days in a Chomiak said the program will be in place in the adding that rising drug costs have delayed its implementa It was a commitment it will be a commitment kept and it will Chomiak said yesterday in the I admit I would have liked to do it Canadian Press Hortline fields some Veird suggestions Brandon Universitys Hortline is ringing up some challenging Since the June 10 Jonathan Bush has been fielding about 20 calls a day on the horticul tural now in its 26th He expects to get even The tine is available to those with questions ranging from insects to home remedies for diseased a secondyear Brandon University science student answering the says the Hortline has received a number of calls concerning what home remedies are safe for Theres not too many but a lot of suggestions for home A lot of weird ones have come Bush says one caller wanted to use a mix of fertilizer and water to control spider mites in Another suggested sour milk mixed with cayenne pepper to prevent sap sucker birds from eating away at Bush adds callers who want to identify prob lems with a sick plant should bring a sample of the plant to the Questions can also be emailed to The Hortline is open to questions until 23 from to Brandon Sun IN BRIEF Fire prevention program recognized Students at Green Acres school have a burning desire to learn fire The Brandon school is the winner of the Learn Not To Burn School of the Year The established by the Office of the Fire is open to all schools in The winner is selected according to criteria that include the per centage of students taking part in the Learn Not To Burn fire pre vention program and samples of students The which comes with a will be presented to the schools parent council this Province limits access to intoxicants Health Minister Dave Chomiak has introduced legislation to limit availability of intoxicating substances tike glue and Proposed amendments to the Public Health Act also apply to adhesives and cleaning Police and public health inspectors would have the power to seize the substances if products would be abused or sold to some one who would abuse Officials would also have the power to search an their car and any containers if they have reasonable grounds to believe they have intoxicating substances intended for Licences or permits that allow businesses to sell goods and ser as well as may be suspended or cancelled if sub stances are being sold for Cops investigate weekend breakins City police are investigating a pair of residential breakins over the A home in the 1100 block of Sixth Street was entered through a window but nothing was Suspects broke in a home in the 600 block of llth Street and stole three Police keep eye out for skateboarders City police are monitoring skateboarding hot spots after receiving several complaints from Skateboarders who persist in honing skills on private property could face fines under the Petty Trespass says Leon Were getting a lot of complaints of skateboarders doing jumps and wearing away Flannigan Were getting enough complaints to make us Flannigan says property owners are being asked to issue notices to bicyclists or rollerbladers if they dont want them on their New legislation focus of workshop A workshop outlining the new Federal Youth Criminal Justice Act will be held July 16 at the Brandon Friendship The workshop will highlight differences between new legislation and the current Young Offenders which it will The new act comes into effect in The one of six across western is sponsored by the Community Legal Education The Youth Criminal Justice is bringing big changes to the way youth crime is dealt with in says association executive director Mary These workshops are open to anyone who wants to know what this law will mean to their kids and The workshop will run from 10 to 3 Admission is Sun ;