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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 29, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba Hnatiuk leads Saturday June 29 2002 MAYTAG AIR CONDITIONERS Now Available JACKS MAYTAG 1009 13th Street 7281711 Roses Podjanc 535 Princess 726O382 BMHC delays turning off developer BY ROD NICKEL Brandon Sun Developer Joe whom the city has groomed to take over the Mental Health Centre says years of delay have him reconsider ing his Ive put five years of my life in that damn says a partner in Renex I dont feel betrayed but I do feel The historic grounds have been vacant for three They remain Crown despite a twoyearold signed memorandum of under standing to transfer them from the province to the Renex owns the right of first refusal to buy the land from the The holdup in transferring the land is nego tiations between the province and Assiniboine Community which wants to relocate But Bova says development would already be underway on the sprawling grounds with room to spare for the college had the province turned over the Things have changed he I havent given it any It is in the political When the political leadership decides what to do with Ill look at SEE CITY PAGE A2 Heat hits some hard BY SHELLEY VIVIAN Brandon Sun Already seeing patients with heatrelated illness health officials in Brandon are reminding people to make spe cial efforts to beat the heat as temperatures remain Two people have been treated for heat stroke in Brandon since the heat wave began and several others have turned up with symptoms of heat said Carol Manson patient care coordinator at the Brandon Regional Health It certainly is a concern at this time of she said yes The mercury hit a high of 33 C in Brandon yesterday and is set to climb today with a high of 35 C Adding to the sweltering heat is the humidity Yesterdays humidex reading topped 40 M IN NED O B E A 3 13 BRUCE SUN Mike Rick Cooper and Shane left to make their merry way down the Little Saskatchewan River on an innertube below the Lake Minnedosa dam yesterday The blistering heat hasnt made for any recordbreaking in the Brandon Youre a long way away from your said Jay meteorologist with Environment We had records around the but not in the The only exception was which set a record yester day when it reached The community has been reporting temperatures for less than a Brandon would have had to reach 39 C yesterday to break a record set in The Pas was one of many northern Manitoba communities to set hitting a high of 37 C A system moving in from the west will bring temperatures City residents enjoy reduced mosquito population for now BY ROD NICKEL Brandon Sun Heather Miller happily spends her evenings swatting baseballs instead of Ive noticed there arent as many she says of the pests while carrying out her day job watering city flower They can be an annoying prob Brandonites are relishing the smallest mosquito population in at least three The four traps Brandon University students monitor around the city catch an average of 20 skeeters every 48 hours onethird of the catch a year Some traps were pulling in as many as 400 mos quitoes per trap during peak times last So while Winnipeg calls in the aerial Brandon is enjoying an almost bugfree Its gratifying to know there are fewer mosqui says Jason a BU student who checks It means were doing our Traps outside the city are collecting 100 mos quitoes every two days also fewer than last Brandons antimosquito arsenal consists of killer bacteria called Students apply the bacteria to standing where bacteria make quick meals of mosquito The city hasnt fogged for adult skeeters for years and wont unless theres an extreme health says city parks and cemetery manager Rick Brandon has topographic advantages that Winnipeg the land is more hilly and the soil discourages puddle Bailey hes not counting out the summer pests Will we beat the mosquito SEE DRY SOIL PAGE A2 INSIDE 6191 55 Saturday tax Included FOR SALE IN CLASSIFIED Swimming EZ fill Details under LOCAL WORLD TRAVEL ENTERTAINMENT SPORTS RELIGION down slightly across southwest ern Manitoba when a high of 29 is Temperatures are expected to remain in the high 20s through to at least the middle of the To avoid becoming avoid prolonged exposure to the particularly between 10 and 3 when its rays are Drink plenty of even when youre not thirsty and slow down if you feel Seek medical attention at the earliest signs of heatrelated ill Symptoms of heat exhaustion include heavy vomit cold and clammy skin and a weak Signs of heat stroke are high body temperature with dry skin and a strong COUN SUN Heather Miller spends a lot of time both with her summer job and playing Miller and other Brandonites are enjoying the lowest mosquito populations in three years this j See story on Page All BU puts aviation degree on hold BY SHELLEY VIVIAN Brandon Sun Efforts to bring an aviation degree program to Brandon University have been placed in a holding pattern while the univer sity pursues a new program in environmental The university has shifted its focus at the urging of the Council On Post Secondary the provincial body that considers proposals for funding of postsecondary pro said Jeff vice academic and at Brandon Its a question of whether we would want to stick with a former proposal that is whether wed want to give that a higher priority than the latest proposal that were quite excited said Louise acting exec utive director of said a number of issues need to be addressed before an aviation program proposal would be con Chief among them are whether a fouryear program for pilots is needed in Manitoba and where it should be I dont have an answer to that but thats the primary ques she That has to be answered suf ficiently based on what is hap pening in the labour How are pilots trained Is there a gap Is that the best place to meet the gap Its a fairly com plex A degree program in aviation at BU has been in discussion for several Initially put forth by Bombardier to supplement mili tary flight training at Portage la the company backed off when training schedules changed and instructors and equipment became used on a more yearround Williams suggested support for the program began to wane More the 11 terrorist attacks and a downturn in the airline industry have caused government to react neg atively to the idea of an aviation degree he There is currently no such program in Red River College in Winnipeg has a twoyear diplo ma program that combines flight training with business adminis SEE FLYING PAGE A2 Whats your dream 649 iFOR HOME CALL 7270527 ;