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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - November 8, 2008, Brandon, Manitoba Snow icy roads wreak havoc by Ian Hitchen two people were taken to Hospital yesterday after a Semi tractor trailer tipped near Carberry just one of a series of weather related crashes during Westmann a first snowstorm of the year. Carberry ramp Cpl. Jam St Pierre said the icy highways seemed to catch motorists of guard. A we had lots of Semi trucks and vehicles in the ditch a St Pierre said. A people just Arentt really slowing Down. Its not necessarily that they re Speed my. Its just that they re not slowing Down to gauge for the conditions. A frankly during these Type of conditions we done to even advise environment Canada meteorologist Rob Paola said a storm that moved into the area from the United states dumped just 1.8 pm of Snow on Brandon a Brandon really did no to see too much it was More to your South and East a Paola said. The Killarney and Pilot Mound area Foi example received 25 pm of Snow while Carberry was hit with to pm to 15 Jack knifed Semi sits in the North ditch along the westbound lanes of the trans Canada Highway a few Miles West of Alexander on Friday morning. Department of infrastructure and transportation clerk Brad Milne said no highways were closed but travel Wasny to advised along some Westman highways during the Early morning. By afternoon that advisory was lifted but Slippery ice covered and Snow packed sections remained. Highway workers were Plowma and Sandog and Zens said the Snow was melting yesterday afternoon. However Zens predicted Snow would stick to wet sections build up and highways would get Slick again by yesterday evening. Some highways in the Brandon area weren to too bad with Only minor Snow patches and Slippery sections St Pierre said. But m other areas there were Strong winds with blowing Snow which reduced visibility to too in to 200 in and Black ice. One bad spot was the trans Canada Highway within 12 to 15 Kilometres of Carberry. As of yesterday afternoon there a been at least five weather related crashes including rollovers. A see slow Down a Page a3 sb9 0 guess who s a Petro Canada Semi tractor trailer Heads West on the trans Canada Highway past a flipped Semi in the median ditch during treacherous driving conditions just East of Carberry on Friday morning. Ramp said two occupants of the flipped Semi were taken to Hospital in Carberry with unknown injuries. Poor driving conditions kept emergency services in Westman Busy responding to numerous accidents on area highways. Photos by Tim Smith Brandon Sun sports wheaties beat Broncos a by news fighting to end abuse a a3brandon High -1 c Low -14 c a brandonsun.com$1.25 tax included no safety Downside to Roadside pm gives thumbs up to Chater housing project memorials study says by Shannon Montgomery Calgary a crosses signs and Teddy bears set up on roadsides to remember people killed in traffic accidents can actually prompt passersby to drive More carefully suggests a new University of Calgary study. Such memorials have Long been controversial with critics arguing they re eyesores that distract Drivers and supporters saying they re invaluable reminders of loved ones who died too suddenly. Richard Tay the study a author said Friday that several unique studies done by Thea new University of Calgary study suggests Roadside memorials can prompt motorists to drive More carefully including not running red lights. File photo school show no Downside to allowing them. A the memorial at the end is giving a safety message a said Tay a Road safety expert and professor at the Schulich school of engineering. In one study mock memorials set up next to intersections seemed to actually significantly reduce the number of Drivers running red lights. Researchers found the number of people running red lights at the locations with the mock memorials decreased by nearly 17 per cent while the number at similar areas with no memorial actually increased by the same amount. That suggests the memorials prompt a 16 to 30 per cent drop in red Light running at least Over a Short period of time. A see a memory Elk a Page a4 by Matt Goerzen a housing development proposed for the Community of Chater has been Given the Green Light More than a year after it was first brought before the pm of Cornwallis Council. A we finally got the of a said an elated Ted Hladky owner of Hladky Holdmas Ltd. A a it a been very stressful. I walked away from it before and i was talked into coming Back and in a glad i did. A a in a very Happy that its Over and done during a special Council meeting held on tuesday municipal councillors voted 5-2 in favour of Hladkyj a proposal a 35-lot residential construction called Prosperity acres. The project to be built on the Northwest Corner of the Community had been stalled at the municipal level for months though it had been Given a conditional of by the Brandon and area planning District. A the development agreement had to be completed with the municipality a recently installed Cornwallis Reeve Reg Atkinson said in reference to one of the planning districts billboard advertises a new planned subdivision in Chater East of Brandon on Friday afternoon. Tim Smith Brandon Sun a huge sticking Point for the Council Atkinson said was the proposed sewage system that had been part of the original design. The last major residential project in the area a Birdel acres a ended up costing the municipality $300,000 in necessary drainage improvements which the Developer had failed to do. A see a its a really Nice a Page a4 7 7 6639 00005 5

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