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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 30, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba SUN Sunday June 30 2002 No paper Monday Sun publishes again July 2 WINDSOR WEATHEft 60 Chance of Showers low 14 Hitfh 29 Windsor Plywood 1B4O 18th 7284243 Hiring freeze strains resources Provinces vacancy management policy leaves 74 Conservation jobs unfilled BY ROD NICKEL Brandon Sun The Doer governments strat egy to balance budgets by leav ing jobs unfilled is stressing civil servants and reducing key some When the NDP swept into power three years it implemented a hiring policy it calls vacancy management for all In the Conservation Department there were 74 unfilled jobs as of this including natural resource and environment The depart ment released details of its vacancies to comply with a Brandon Sun request under the Freedom of Information McCreary mayor Dean whose village is at the edge of Riding Mountain National has been wait ing two years for the province to fill a vacant resource officer Top priority is managing natural resources in this he Theres no Allan says he frequently hears gun shots from the park when he golfs near residents found an elk car cass with only the hind quarters Without active theres little deterrent to hunters not to use lights at night or Allan Conrad a member of the Brandon Wildlife has simi lar The wildlife population is going to dip down and there will be less for peo ple to make use of in their sporting Resource officers in about a half hours drive are responsible for enforcing the area but are rarely Allan SEE PREMIER PAGE A2 LOOK WHAT I DID BRUCE SUN Brad Dick looks back at the large wake created by his Seadoo while out for an afternoon ride on the Assiniboine River INSIDE 6 9156 750 tax included Classified FOR SALE 1988 Plymouth Voyager Details under LOCAL EDITORIAL SPORTS SENIORS WHATS ON Storm knocks out power Story on A2 Documents show casino financing options limited BY ROD NICKEL Brandon Sun Sioux Valley Dakota Nation has limited options to finance construction of a casino according to band Fact sheets the band circulat ed among members last month reveal that 17 of 23 investment firms and govern ment agencies told Sioux Valley they arent interested in financ ing a casino regardless of where its The list of institutions reject ing the casino includes Royal and Bank of TD Nations Bank of two investment York Factory First a development company and Brandonbased Wheatbelt Community Futures Development have offered to But York Factory and one investment firm told the band it would only finance a casino in not near Oak Wheatbelt has offered in seed Responses from potential investors confirm what the band has been saying for months a casino is only feasible in It also suggests that financ ing a city casino isnt without risk One capital firm offered to raise equity of mil lion but demanded an eight per cent return plus nearly half of We are says band councillor Ken We dont ever have to worry about McKay says part of bis opti mism comes from the bands pending partnership with Casinos which operates casinos around the The European company will directly invest capital into the McKay Its unclear how large a share of profits Casinos Austria will command in Economic development offi cer Marlow the city offi cial who has worked most close ly with the says hes very confident Sioux Valley will raise the money it Sioux which expects to begin negotiations soon with the city on an urban reserve to house the has already tabled offers on at least one site along the TransCanada Highway between First and 18th McKay Where the casino ultimately opens will be part of talks with the he SEE KIRTON PAGE A2 Four people walk away from plane crash in wilderness The skill of a bush pilot and divine intervention are being cred ited with helping two adults and two teenaged Venturers survive a wilderness crash after the planes lone engine It was just like God took the plane and dropped us right survivor Doug Englot of said a day after he and the three others walked away from the Its a Were just happy and grateful the way it turned The pilot was If wed gone another 10 or 15 feet farther we would have been right in the thick of the and who knows what would have happened to The singleengine De Havilland DHC2 Beaver float owned by Blue Water Aviation of crashed Friday about in a remote wooded area north of One of the planes wings was torn off by a nearby rock but the rest of the plane remained intact and relatively his 14yearold son Bryce and 15 yearold James as well as fee werent injured in the It was not the first time members of the Manitoba scouting movement have been involved in an air Three Girl Guide leaders were killed in 1999 when a fourseater plane crashed near Andrews when the pilot couldnt control it after losing Ed Blue Water said the plane that which is more than 40 years had just been taken out of ser vice and inspected last week It was just like God took the plane and dropped us tight just happy and grateful the way it turned The pilot was excel If wed gone another IQor 15 feet farther we would have been right in the thick of the and who knows what would have happened to PLANE CRASH SURVIVOR DOUG ENGLOT Its a Gaftray pilot lost we and its not because he did nt have enough He couldnt start it again well have to check some of the Gaftray said he has spoken to the who has more than flying hours and flies for his airline during the summer and it appears all of the correct pre flight checks were The Venturers and their split between two had been on tlieir way to a weeklong wilderness canoeing Cwuiian Press BRUCE SJJN A pair of roUerttadws mate their way back to the Riverbank Discovery which has been decorated which many CinasUsn yesterday The city will be hoittog their Canada Day actJvlUes at the Organizers fired up for Canada Day festivities BY ROD NICKEL Brandon Sun A larger site for Canada Day celebrations have organizers hoping for Brandons biggest July 1 crowd Celebrations take place at Riverbank Discovery Centre instead of Princess Park this Whether its a recordbreaker or well have a great says Lois manager of Brandon Riverbank Theres more so we can spread Its estimated that people took part in official Brandon celebrations last Events get underway at with a Canada Day The afternoon features magic trail and A barbecue starts at 4 Brandon Friendship Centre organizes childrens activities from 46 In the entertainment includes a gymnastic demonstration and Fireworks take place at between Kirkcaldy and Braecrest best vantage point is the Discovery Crawley says SEE WESTMAN PAQE 43 HOME I ALL 727 OS27 ;