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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 30, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A2 BRANDON Jane Kirton wont say where city wants to see casino locate CONTINUED PROM PAGE Ai Kirton says hes aware of which highway sites the band wants but wouldnt comment on where the city would like to see the casino Thats all part of the discussion of how to benefit the casino and the community We cant pass any judgment until we have all the infor Bonnie owner of the Super 8 on the says she hasnt heard either which sites the band is But she adds her own hotel has surplus land it would consider selling or leasing to the casino if The casino is critical to raising money for the band and creating jobs for its McKay About twothirds of Sioux Valley members are he The casino is one of the biggest things well ever be investing Premier says policy allows for more flexibility CONTINUED FROM PAGE Al Manitoba Government Employees Union president Peter Olfert says the hir ing policy makes it difficult for remain ing workers to do their Workloads are Stress lev els are Its not a healthy Premier Gary Doer acknowledges that downsizing pressures staff and affects The policy is all about saving the he Unfilled jobs in the Conservation a handful of which Doer says were recently filled to fight represent more than million in start ing wages and Those savings equal the cost of one MRI magnetic res onance imaging but are a tiny fraction of the Manitoba With the government bound by law to balance its budget or face leaving jobs unfilled provides it political wiggle We can manage our budgets and try to reduce our spending without going through the difficult decisions of laying people Doer You have more But its not highpaid for the most whose jobs are going unfilled in Thirtythree of the or just less than pay less than Only four pay more than of the government employees says the province is racking up overtime expenses because of the The hiring freeze might be considered more of an asset for the NDPs image than a political Opposition par ties generally ignore it and NDP minis ters usually mention it in the same breath as fiscal Six per cent of the civil service is cur rently Doer The unionized workforce alone includes about suggesting that at least 750 jobs and maybe many more factoring in management are Frontline such as jail are filled Doer Doer says the policy has helped Manitoba improve its rank from fifth most costly civil service per capita in 1999 to Winnipeg is the region most affected by unfilled Conservation In the western naif of there are at least seven jobs wanting in Portage la Brandon and McCreary TUESDAY See Tuesdays Brandon Sun for a list of this years Assiniboine Community College Storms create havoc across western part of province j tTI IfffftlArt Fastmoving thunderstorms caused all kinds of outages in the southwest ern part of the province last according to Manitoba Hydro spokesman Jim The storm is creating a lot of Peters said yesterday at Weve got customers in the thou sands out right Towns reporting power outages last night included Virden and as well as Birch River and Peters Peters did not have specific reports of lines being down or damage caused by the but said lots of branches on power lines had been creating major power The reason why so many customers were without Peters was that the storm affected subtransmis sion lines that feed into the towns When you take out the main feed thats what would Peters Numerous Hydro crews had been dispatched to work on restoring he The Brandon Fire Department reported responding to a number of calls last night of power lines sparking in the LOTTERIES PICK 3 WESTERN Bonus 11 049 Bonus 46 THE PIUS 182232 CONTACT US Newsroom Toll DEATHS Gladys Clara Irene nee mWme Cooling off BRUCE SUN Angle Chapman of the Supply fastball team gets a refreshing spray from one of her coaches during a break between innings at Simplot Millennium Park Environment Canada issued a severe weather bulletin last night for the city of as well as rural municipalities across southern A line of intense thunderstorms was moving across southeastern according to Environment Canadas Web with wind gusts over 100 kilometres an hour causing extensive tree Brandon Sun Westman towns also have events planned CONTINUED FROM PAOE Al Focusing attention on the riverbank should help attract crowds she There will also be a childrens carni val in the Safeway parking lot on Victoria Avenue from 10 to 4 A pancake breakfast starts at Proceeds go to Westman Special Also on Canada the Sportsplex will be open for public swimming from 14 and 710 at regular Other Westman communities are also planning In Victoria Park will be the site of fireworks and a barbecue to raise money for health The barbe cue starts at In organizers will block off South Cook Street for a block Park officials have waived the gate fee to Riding Mountain National Park for Canada The main beach area will be the centre of events that At the new reno vated pier and improved beach will offi cially Reserved campsites at Wasagaming campground are fully booked for the while nonreserved sites at Moon Lake Whirlpool Lake and Deep Lake are also nearly Minnedosa Beach will be the site of childrens a wiener roast and Israeli troops sift through rubble for wanted Palestinians West Bank Israeli troops searching yesterday through heaps of smashed concrete and metal found no sign of several wanted Palestinians while an Israeli army officer said the men may have escaped two massive explosions at a Palestinian building the army blew up when surrender went Many Palestinians doubt the men were inside when the fourday siege ended at a government and security com pound early maintaining Israel only wanted to deliver another blow to Palestinian President Yasser Arafats Broken satellite water blankets and metal window frames were strewn over an area nearly a square Two bulldozers pushed through the piles of one of them smashing a demolished small concrete Israeli officials said weapons and ammunition had been found at the com Soldiers took an AK47 found in the debris and carried out some rolled International observers videotaped the work and interviewed area who were cleaning up shattered glass and picking pieces of metal pipes out of flower beds 150 metres Dust and shattered glass coated desks and textbooks in a Japanesefunded ele mentary In its statement after the first explo the army said it had rigged the building to blow in the area where die wanted men were Olivier an army said that although no bodies had been the army remained convinced the wanted men had been There are two possibilities No one is there and they proceeded to or maybe there are some bodies under he Right we dont believe there are bodies Jibril the head of the Palestinian Preventive Security in the West said that as far as we no one was inside at the time of the Several Hebron residents also were skeptical anyone was inside but most allowed for a slim They said they want to hear the names of those Israel believes were inside so they could find out from their Rafowicz said the army had but would not release Imad a 45yearold business said he was confident nobody was A halfdozen friends sitting in the watching the bulldozers work about 150 metres away nodded their heads two chiming in Army troops surrounded the Hebron compound early Tuesday as part of a West Bank military offensive that has confined some Palestinians to their homes while soldiers search the West Bank for Palestinians suspected of links to deadly attacks on The openended prompted by a pair of suicide bombings that killed 26 began a week and a half Press North and South Korea accuse each other of provoking naval clash SEOUL Hours after North Korea sank a South Korean patrol boat yester the president of the South and com mander of forces in the country accused North Korea of violating the armistice that ended the Korean A defiant North said the South fired The 21minute confrontation in the Yellow Sea is the worst border clash in recent years on the worlds last Cold War frontier and killed four sailors and wound ed It dealt a new blow to Korean rec onciliation efforts and embarrassed the South during its moment in the sun as host to die World Cup soccer President Kim Daejung called an emergency meeting of the National Security while South Koreas military sent a battleship to the poorly marked accompanied by a squadron of fighter The military provocation of preemp tive firing by a North Korean navy patrol ship is a clear violation of die armistice and an act that raises tension on die Korean We cannot keep Kun In a statement after the Defence Minister Kici Dongshin demanded an punishment of those responsible and a promise from North Korea to refrain from such actions in die and Soudi Korean forces were in dose contact after die said Leon who commands some troops stationed in Soudi Korea as a deterrent against North Korea LaPortes statement did not He has asked for a command meeting with North Korean officers to but said die North has not There was no immediate word on North Korean casualties or A Northern warship was seen being towed away from die batde scene in according to Soudi Koreas Joint Chiefs A Pentagon Randy said there was no heightened alert and Soudi Korea had not made any request for The dash occurred at local time as Soudi Korean navy vessels tried to repel two North Korean navy warships and an unspecified number of Northern fishing die Soudiern military Two North Korean warships ventured five kilometres into die Souths ignoring loudspeaker warnings to with die military One of die Northern boats dien fired a heavycalibre gun from about 460 scoring a direct hit on die steering room of a Soudi Korean patrol boat with 27 sailors die Souths military Press Brandon Suns Forecast Western Manitoba Forecast Mainly sunny with a tew morning Winds westerly 25krrvo becoming High Humidex H 27 L 12 Tonight Tomorrow Low High tow Tuesday Wednesday High Low High Low ThurwJiy High 25Low UV forecast UV index Time to bum 6 Moderate 23 minutes Warm front Cold front Occlusion wmmm Trough H High pressure L Low pressure Mpoarise 1 Q6 Sunrise Sunset Calgary Charlottetwncloudy Churchill rain Edmonton sunny Estevan sunny Dauphin sunny Fredericton Halifax Kapuskasg Lethbridge Moncton Montreal North Bay Ottawa Albert Bismarck Boston Chicago Dallas Denver Fargo Houston tstorms tstorms cloudy High tioonal Record Last year Yestaidsy Todays Normals Angeles Miami tstorms New York Phoenix Salt Lake San piego Seattle showers Tucson tstorms tstorms cloudy cloudy tstorms tstorms 44726 tstoms tshowers George Rupert showers Quebec tshowers Regina sunny Saint John cloudy Saskatoon sunny Johns Sudbury Swift Thunder tshowers Toronto Vancouver showers Victoria showers Whitehorse Windsor Winnipeg sunny YellowKnlle sunny rain sunny sunny showers rain sunny sunny Acapulco Barbados sunny Bermuda Cansun showers Cuba storms storms MontegoB Nassau paunny Puerto Rico showers sunny 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