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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 28, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba Byelection will take place within weeks CONTINUED FROM PAGE Al The band’s casino project, however, might have been his main legacy had he stayed on to see it built. After more than two years of Whitecloud and    Mayor Reg Atkinson trading barbs, city council recently agreed to negotiate an urban reserve. A byelection    to replace Whitecloud will take place within a month and a half, says Coun. Ken McKay, who isn’t seeking the job. Blacksmith says he would prefer the five councillors to carry on without a chief to save cash-strapped Sioux Valley a salary exceeding $50,000. Whitecloud, who has long lived off reserve, returned to Sioux Valley Tuesday to tell council he was through, McKay says. “He wanted to keep it quiet. No big entourage. Just between the chief and council.” The former chief hasn’t returned calls from the Brandon Sun for more than a week. “It was frustration,” McKay says of Whitecloud’s mood. “He needed time to himself to deal with some personal issues ... He’s going to take it easy, take one day at a time.” With Whitecloud gone, healing needs to take place on the reserve, McKay says. “We’re looking at this as positively as we can. It’s a learning experience. We’re not the only band to go through this.” Whitecloud’s sister may run for chief The nameplate for Sioux Valley First Nation chief may continue to read “K. Whitecloud.” Coun. Kathy Whitecloud, sister of former chief Ken Whitecloud, is considering running to replace him when the band holds a byelection this summer. “I haven’t been asked and would leave it to the community to decide who they’re going to nominate. Would I let (my name) stand? I’m going to take a few days to think about it.” Whitecloud has served barely three months as councillor, but has a lengthy resume of leadership experience. Initially trained as a teacher, she says she’s also served as director of education at Sioux Valley, chief executive officer of Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council, regional director of education    with the Department of Indian Affairs in Manitoba, and chief executive officer of the national organization Assembly of First Nations. She says she returned to Sioux Valley last winter to run in the band election. “It’s kind of been a circle,” she says. — Brandon Sun Chiropractic patients confront Doer at legislature WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Gary Doer and a cabinet minister were battered with mail yesterday from patients angry with cuts to chiropractic services. Doer was surrounded by more than 200 protesters who trooped to the Legislature for the third consecutive day to deliver 55,000 letters to the premier and his cabinet. They pounced on Doer after question period in an stuffy corridor, first waving, and then tossing batches of letters high in the air. Staff members were shoved and Erie Robinson, Indian and Northern Affairs Minister, was struck in the head with a batch of letters. Doer was rescued by three legislature security officers and members of his staff who ushered him towards the NDP Caucus room. But when he disappeared inside, the protesters stacked piles of letters outside the door. Doer escaped through a back door route a few minutes later, but the protesters chased Health Minister Dave Chomiak to his office and forced the door open to dump letters inside. Doer said later the tactics of the protesters did little for their cause. “A protest is not going to change my mind,” he said. “I was a little disappointed in some of their tactics but that is their right and it wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle.” Winnipeg chiropractor Darrel Minuk said he didn’t expect the confrontation. “We’re not political animals here we’re just doing the best that we can,” he said. The province is reducing support for adult chiropractic services by 30 per cent and removing coverage for children’s chiropractic services completely as of July I. —Canadian Press Lotteries PICK 3 2,9,5 NO SCHOOL! - - GARBAGE DAY 1 CONTACT US Circulation........ .................727-0527 Switchboard..... Newsroom........ Toll free............ Sports................ Advertising....... .................727-2451 .................571-7430 1-877-786-5786 .................571-7442 .................571-7400 DEATHS DONOHOE, John Blake, passed away at The Pas. EDGERTON, Evelyn, beloved wife of CUff. POLWARTH, Lauree, 73, died June 27. ZAHARCHUK, WiUiam, 80. Canada today    tomorrow Western Manitoba Forecast UV forecast Today's UV index: Time to burn: 6 Moderate 23 minutes <8> Weather Skies today tonight Calgary p.cloudy 26/13 p cloudy 25/10 Charlottetwnrain 18/12 p.cloudy 19/11 Churchill tshowers 26/14 showers 23/9 Edmonton p.cloudy 24/13 showers 25/9 Estevan p cloudy 33/19 p cloudy 32/14 Dauphin p.cloudy 36/20 p cloudy 36/17 Fredericton showers 24/13 p cloudy 25/11 Halitax rain 20/13 p cloudy 21/11 Kapuskasg sunny 24/17 sunny 30/16 Lethbridge p.cloudy 27/13 p cloudy 25/10 Moncton showers 19/12 p.cloudy 21/10 Montreal p.cloudy 25/14 sunny 26/17 North Bay sunny 24/15 sunny 26/17 Ottawa • p.cloudy 24/14 sunny 26/16 Pr Albert tshowers 33/17 p cloudy 30/14 Pr. George showers 13/11 rain 21,7 Pr Rupert showers 14/11 rain 14/11 Quebec C p cloudy 27/12 sunny 24/13 Regina tshowers 33/16 p cloudy 31/13 Saint John showers 20/13 p cloudy 21/8 Saskatoon p cloudy 33/15 p cloudy 30/13 St John’s showers 20/13 rain 21/10 Sudbury sunny 26/14 sunny 28/16 Swift Cur p.cloudy 31/15 p cloudy 27/12 Thunder B p cloudy 26/14 p.cloudy 27/13 Toronto rn. sunny 27/15 sunny 28/19 Vancouver rain 15/13 rain 21/13 Victoria rain 14/10 rain 20/10 Whitehorse rn.sunny 21/6 showers 217 Windsor sunny 30/18 sunny 30/20 Winnipeg p cloudy 33/23 showers 36/18 YellowKmfe rn.sunny 24/14 p cloudy 23/11 I Resorts today tomorrow Acapulco tshowers 33/28 tstorms 32/27 Barbados p cloudy 31/27 sunny 31/27 Bermuda sunny 31/25 p cloudy 31/25 Cancun p.cloudy 35/24 p cloudy 35/23 Cuba tshowers 34/24 tshowers 35/24 Dom R tstorms 31/23 tstorms 31/23 Montego B p.cloudy 33/25 p cloudy 33/25 Nassau p.cloudy 29/26 p.cloudy 29/26 Puerto Rico p.cloudy 31/27 tshowers 31/27 ©TWN Commercial Services 2002 Watch Tomorrow's BRANDONCSUN for these flyers: X” SHOPPERS * DRUG MART DUFRESNE FURNITURE 3 APPLIANCES ‘Partial distribution - subscribers and non-subscribers Sunrise: 5:33 a m. Sunset: 9:52 p m Moonrise: 12:20 a m. Moonset: 9:17 a m • COO July 10 July 17 July 24 Aug 01 Brandon s almanac today Temperature High Low Normal 22 7° 110" Record 35 071961 4 771992 Last year 21.0° 13.4° Yesterday 30" 14.5" Precipitation Today s Normals 2 8mm Yesterday 0 mm 2002 MAZDA Protege 5 J—d. MAIDA GRADUATE PROGRAM 2002 MAZDA Protege LX Financing tor 36 mount avatar PAYMENTS FOR 90 DAYS ‘See Dealer For Details per month OR Northside & mazoa 424-18th St. N. 728-4848 Financing tor 38 monte mlisfe lf you do not receive these flyers call the Brandon Sun Circulation Department at... 727-0527 Man pleads guilty to variety of charges By Shelley Vivian Brandon Sun Todd Hiscock, a former Brandon man who went on a shopping spree with bad cheques, pleaded guilty to 25 counts of fraud and numerous other charges in Brandon provincial court yesterday. Hiscock, 29, was arrested earlier this month on an outstanding warrant and later charged with defrauding dozens of Brandon businesses four years ago. Businesses were bilked of $9,000 between April and May of 1998, according to police. In return for bad cheques, Hiscock was able to obtain groceries, merchandise and services. Hiscock was originally charged with 36 counts of fraud under $5,000. A number of charges were stayed. Crown attorney Jim Ross said he focused on incidents in which money was outstanding from local businesses. Other charges to which Hiscock pleaded guilty include breach of probation, breach of recognizance and uttering threats. Hiscock has been living in Saskatchewan. A pre-sentence report was ordered yesterday and Hiscock was remanded in custody. He will be sentenced July 29 in Brandon court. Province introduces tough fines for suspended drivers WINNIPEG — The estimated 20,000 Manitobans who get behind the wheel without a licence could end up in jail. The province introduced legislation yesterday to increase fines for suspended drivers and other traffic offenders. Bill 40 raises the maximum fine for suspended driving, careless driving and failing to stop for a police officer to $5,000. Previously, maximum fines for those offences under the Highway Traffic Act ranged from $200 to $1,000. A one-year prison term is also available for those convicted of suspended driving or failing to stop for a police officer. “We hope this will make a serious dent in getting those people off the street," said Government Services Minister Steve Ashton. — Canadian Press Brandon Sun’s Forecast i-900-$65-Weather Weather www.ThcWeatherNetwork.com Bismarck p.cloudy Boston tstorms Chicago p.cloudy Dallas cloudy Denver tstorms Fargo p .cloudy Houston tstorms L Angeles p cloudy Miami tstorms New York tstorms Phoenix sunny S. Fran windy Salt Lake Cp.cloudy San Diego p cloudy Seattle rain Tucson pcioudy Washingtontstorms Long weekend will be hot CONTINUED FROM PAGE Al But paddle pools, which the YMCA operates for the city, don’t open until July 2. The Curran Park pool has been busy, attracting IOO swimmers a day since opening Saturday, thanks to the heat. “It brings the people out,” says Maxine Cyr, co-owner of the park. It’s also bringing out campers, although many of them are parking their hardshell trailers in serviced sites so they can run air-conditioning units, she says. The Weather Network is forecasting a high of 34 degrees for Brandon today and 35 degrees tomorrow. There will be moderate relief on Sunday, when the high is expected to be 30 degrees and on Canada Day, when the weather may once again hit 30. Complete weather details are contained in the Sun’s weather map at the bottom of the page. The humidex for Brandon yester day was 36 and expected to reach 38 today. Don Noto works harder when it heats up. He’s been averaging one new air conditioner installation a day and as many as eight service calls to units since it heated up two weeks ago. Extreme heat takes a toll on the units if not properly maintained, he says. “They just don’t produce the cold air like usual.” There’s another downside. Hot weather can potentially fuel an increase in domestic incidents and neighbourhood squabbles, says Brandon Police Chief Richard Bruce. Police haven’t noticed an increase yet, however. “It’s hot, you add alcohol to the mix and sometimes people are less tolerant.” It may be hot, but it’s a dry heat, sneaking in from Arizona, says meteorologist Jay Anderson. Lack of humidity allows air to cool off more quickly at night. HEAT EXHAUSTION Symptoms: Heavy sweating, weakness, skin cold, pale and clammy. Weak pulse. Normal temperature possible. Fainting, vomiting. First Aid: Get victim to lie down in a cool place. Loosen clothing. Apply cool, wet cloths. Fan or move victim to air-conditioned place. Give sips of water, lf nausea occurs, discontinue, lf vomiting occurs, seek immediate medical attention. HEAT STROKE (SUN STROKE) Symptoms: High body temperature (106+ F). Hot, dry skin. Rapid, strong pulse. Possible unconsciousness. Victim will likely not sweat. First Aid: Heat stroke is a severe medical emergency. Call 911 or get the victim to a hospital immediately. Delay can be fatal. Move victim to a cooler environment. Try a cool bath or sponging to reduce body temperature. Use extreme caution. Remove clothing. Use fans and/or air conditioners. Do not give fluids. (Source: U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency) 36/20 cloudy 35/22 26/17 p cloudy 26/19 29/20 p cloudy 31/20 32/22 cloudy 32/22 32/16 tstorms 35/17 33/22 p cloudy 33/22 30/23 tstorms 31/22 21/16 p cloudy 21/16 28/24 tstorms 30/24 28/19 p cloudy 28/20 44/28 sunny 43/28 18/12 windy 21/12 36/20 p.cloudy 36/18 21/16 p.cloudy 21/17 18/13 cloudy 21/13 42/24 p cloudy 42/25 30/21 p cloudy 31/20 COUN CORNEAU/BRANDON SUN Children from Valleyview school whoop it up as they leave for their summer holidays yesterday afternoon. Yesterday was the last day of school for the season for elementary students in Brandon. Warm front A Cold front Occlusion Trough H High pressure L Low pressure w Storms Snow F Rain School’s out for summer! Sunny with cloudy periods developing in the afternoon. Winds light. High 34. Humidex 39. Tonight Clear Low 20 Sunday Runny High SO I ow 14 H: 34 L: 20 Tomorrow Variably cloudy High 35. Low 16 Monday Mainly sunny with cloudy periods High 30. Low 14 Tuesday Mainly sunny with cloudy periods High 26. Low 12 Dauphin Partly cloudy • Russell 38 Region!? 41 Minnedosa \ X    —- Shoal Lake    •    Carberry    ^Winnipeg Panty cloudy 34/20 Partly cloudy 34/20 Partly cloudy 33/23 Virden •    % Brandon Parity cloudy 34/20 •    •    KJIIarney Portage la Prairie Partly cloudy 33/23 "Paffly cloudy 34/ziT ;