Bold Prediction Regarding COVID Vaccinations

Mar 05, 2021

Health Officials Plan of Spacing out Vaccine Doses Improves Overall Fight Against COVID According to officials, every eligible Manitoban could get one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by May 18th. This after the decision was made to delay second dose vaccinations for the foreseeable future. The timeline assumes vaccine shipments arrive steadily throughout the second quarter. […]

United Way Set To Announce Campaign Results

Mar 05, 2021

Plan to Attend The United Way’s Virtual Campaign Results Announcement In an effort to stay within the current health guidelines, the United Way Brandon & District will be making its announcement of the 2020 Fundraising Campaign virtually.  Please plan to join us at 10:00 AM on Wednesday March 10 for a Facebook Live Event at https://www.facebook.com/UnitedWayBdn. We […]

Brandon Emergency Response Team Issues Thin Ice Caution

Mar 04, 2021

BRANDON EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM ISSUES THIN ICE CAUTION Source: CITY OF BRANDON PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT   March 4, 2021   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Brandon, MB – With the public’s safety and the safety of all emergency response personnel top of mind, the City of Brandon is asking members of the public to stay off […]

Westman Bars Set To Re-Open With New Rules

Mar 04, 2021

(Photo courtesy Smitty’s Sportsline Lounge and VLTS) Westman Bars, VLT Lounges, and Restaurants Re-open Friday The newly adjusted COVID-19 regulations released by Manitoba Health officials include licensed establishments with VLTs. While the updated regulations apply to all licensed restaurants there are slight variations at some Westman’s watering holes and or VLT lounges. For now, the […]

Stabbing Incident Under Investigation

Mar 04, 2021

Brandon Police Service ReportS a Stabbing That occurred in the West End of the City  On March 3, 2021, shortly before 1:00 am, police responded to a report of an individual banging on doors in the 000 block of Willowdale Cres.  Police who attended the area located a 20-year-old male with multiple stab wounds. The […]

RCMP Search For Armed and Dangerous Man

Mar 04, 2021

Canada Wide Warrant For Suspect Considered to be Armed and Dangerous Source: RCMP press release On March 3, 2021, at approximately 8:10 p.m., Powerview RCMP, along with the RCMP Emergency Response Team and Police Dog Services, attended a residence in Powerview, Manitoba to locate Dylan Lennon Atkinson, 29, from Winnipeg. The investigation has led officers […]

Keystone Centre Improves Re-Opening Position

Mar 04, 2021

Keystone Centre Improves Re-Opening Position with Addition of Backpack Sanitizer Sprayers Source: Keystone Centre Press Release NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BRANDON, MB (March 4, 2021) – The Keystone Centre has improved its position to re-open safely with the addition of six portable, backpack sanitizer sprayers. The sprayers will allow the Keystone Centre’s operation and […]

Manitoba Spreading Out Doses of COVID Vaccines

Mar 03, 2021

The length of time between the first and second doses for the COVID-19 vaccine has been extended. Manitoba’s vaccine task force has decided to begin lengthening the time between first and second doses for the vaccine to offer protection to more people faster. The head of Manitoba’s vaccine task force, Dr. Joss Reimer, said new […]

Do You Have a Home Escape Plan?

Mar 03, 2021

Source; CITY OF BRANDON PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT March 3, 2021, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HOME FIRE ESCAPE PLANNING Brandon, MB – If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Brandon Fire & Emergency Services is reminding the public to plan […]

BRANDON’S SKATING OVAL CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Mar 02, 2021

Source: City of Brandon press release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brandon, MB – City of Brandon Parks & Recreation Services would like to inform the public that due to warmer temperatures and deteriorating ice conditions, the public skating oval west of McGregor Avenue has been officially closed for the winter season. “Oval Closed” signs and barricades […]

City Council Seek Meadow-Waverly Ward Councillor

Mar 02, 2021

Registrations Start Today to Fill Vacant Councillor Seat Residents of the Meadows-Waverly ward will be voting for their new council member on May 5th.   The City Council byelection has been scheduled to replace recently former councillor John LoRegio, who left to battle multiple myeloma.   To run in the byelection, a candidate must be […]

CONTROLLED BURN OF TREES IMPACTED BY DUTCH ELM DISEASE BEGINS

Mar 01, 2021

Photo Credit: Meritt Thomas Source: City of Brandon press release Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Parks & Recreation Services wishes to advise the public that it will begin a controlled burn of Elm tree debris impacted by Dutch Elm Disease in the area of the Crystal Pits (1825 Victoria Avenue East) on Monday, […]

2020-21 WHEAT KINGS ROSTER ANNOUNCED

Mar 01, 2021

2020-21 WHEAT KINGS ROSTER ANNOUNCED Photo Credit: wheatkings.com Source: Brandon Wheat King Press Release BRANDON, MB. – The Brandon Wheat Kings have announced their roster for the 2020-21 Western Hockey League season. The roster includes 16 returning players from the 2019-20 campaign and eight playing in their first Western Hockey League season. First-year players include […]

Brandon Police Seize $50K Worth of Drugs

Feb 26, 2021

Brandon Police Service Report Drug Seizure following Search Warrant Source: BPS Media Release On February 26, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m. members of The Brandon Police Service Operational Support and Crime Suppression Unit (OSCSU) assisted by members of BPS Patrol Division conducted a search warrant on a residence on Alaska Bay following an investigation into […]

Brandon City Council Names New City Manager

Feb 26, 2021

CITY COUNCIL CHOOSES NEW CITY MANAGER OUT OF 55 APPLICANTS Source: Brandon.ca   February 26, 2021 Brandon City Council is announcing the conclusion of the competition for City Manager and has named Mr. Ron Bowles of Campbell River, B.C. as the successful candidate.  Council’s Personnel Committee started with an applicant pool of over 55 candidates from across Canada and beyond. The finalists were interviewed by the entire City […]

More Changes to COVID Regulations on the Horizon

Feb 25, 2021

More COVID-19 rules could be relaxed in the upcoming weeks. The Manitoba government is considering rules that could see outdoor gathering sizes increase to 10, and allowing households to designate residents of a second home as part of a “bubble” for visits. The capacity size at places of worship could also increase to 25 percent […]

Dr. Marc D. Casavant Exits His Role as BSD Superintendent

Feb 25, 2021

Source: bsd.ca After more than four years of service to the Brandon School Division, Dr. Casavant, Superintendent and CEO is leaving the Division to pursue other opportunities. During his tenure, Dr. Casavant was successful at implementing our continuous improvement program and building relationships with our various stakeholders. We wish Dr. Casavant the best of success […]

BCC Inmate Recovering After Vicious Attack

Feb 24, 2021

4 BCC Inmates Appear In Court Following Vicious Attack on Fellow Inmate Source: Brandon Police Services   On Sunday, February 21, 2021, Brandon Police Services reported officers responded to a report of an assault, which occurred at Brandon Correctional Centre on an inmate on February 20, 2021. Following an investigation into the incident, members of […]

COVID Vaccinations Increasing in Manitoba

Feb 24, 2021

Small Segment Of Manitobans Can Now Book COVID Shots Manitobans 95 and older and First Nations people 75 and over can now book appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. The provincial government announced the eligibility is for all Manitobans born Dec. 31, 1925, or earlier, and all First Nations people born Dec. 31, 1945, or earlier. […]

ACC Offers New Tuition Free Welding Program

Feb 19, 2021

(File Photo) Source: ACC News   Assiniboine Community College is proud to announce its continued partnership with Conestoga College (Ontario) to deliver another tuition-free welding program at its North Hill Campus in Brandon commencing in July 2021. “We are proud and excited to continue our partnership with Conestoga to deliver this program which will create […]

Manitobans Can Access Vaccination Proof

Feb 18, 2021

When You Get The Covid Vaccine You Can Access Proof of the Shot If you have had your COVID-19 vaccination, you can now get proof that you have it. Manitobans will now be able to access and print out proof they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, the province says. Manitobans with a valid Manitoba Health card […]

Brandon’s Riverbank Discovery Centre Reopened To The Public

Feb 16, 2021

Riverbank Discovery Centre Reopens Its doors Tuesday Morning The Riverbank Discovery Centre along with the Brandon & Region Tourism Centre announces it has now reopened to the public. As of 8:30 this morning they have resumed their regular business hours. Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 12:00 p.m. – […]

Manitoba COVID Update

Feb 16, 2021

The Manitoba Government has announced that there are four more deaths and 167 new cases of COVID-19 in THE province The data is total numbers from Monday and Tuesday since there was no announcement made Monday due to the Louis Riel Day holiday. The four deaths all came from the Winnipeg health region. The deaths […]

Inland Kenworth Building Blaze

Feb 15, 2021

Crews Battle Mid Afternoon Blaze In Brandon Near The Trans Canada Highway Early this afternoon (Monday, February 15th) Brandon Fire and Emergency received a call regarding a fire at Inland Kenworth located on the south frontage road adjacent to the Trans Canada Highway. According to eyewitness reports, there were trucks inside the bays of the […]

Hockey Brandon Scraps This Season

Feb 12, 2021

Hockey Brandon Officially Cancels 2020-21 Season Source: Hockeybrandon.net Hockey Brandon’s Board has made the tough decision to cancel the remainder of the 2020-2021 season effective Thursday, February 11, 2021, with the exception of the U15AAA & U17AAA programs, as their leagues have not yet been canceled provincially. “We’ve been dreading this outcome but felt we had […]

Shots Fired at a Car In Brandon’s East End

Feb 12, 2021

Brandon Police Respond To Reports of Gun Play   Source: Brandon Police Service   Shortly after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, Brandon Police officers responded to multiple reports of a male shooting a gun in the area of Baker Bay. Witnesses observed a male with a handgun running away from the area. Police located and arrested […]

Western Hockey League Granted Approval

Feb 12, 2021

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE GRANTED APPROVAL TO HOST HUB CENTER IN REGINA   WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021   Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today it has been granted approval by public health officials from the Government of Saskatchewan to play in a Hub Center located in Regina, […]

New Name For Kinsmen Arena

Feb 11, 2021

In Like Flynn!  Flynn Canada Ltd. has banded together to support the Keystone Centre through the annual naming rights sponsorship of Flynn Arena. A contract between the two parties has been signed for a 3-year agreement, with an option to renew. “We wanted to be part of something that’s important in the community,” said Tyler […]

Manitoba Buys Into New Vaccine

Feb 11, 2021

The Province has entered into an agreement with Providence Therapeutics, to purchase a made-in Canada COVID-19 vaccine. The Alberta-based company is developing a vaccine that would resemble the mRNA vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. The company has expanded its work to help with a vaccine. It was originally tasked with developing vaccines for cancers. […]

Annual Initiative Helps Homelessness

Feb 10, 2021

Coldest Night of the Year 2021 It’s an event that brings a lot of warmth to many people who really need it. This year the need is greater than ever here in Brandon. During a regular year “The Coldest Night of the Year” is a covid-safe, family-friendly walk to raise money for charities serving people […]

Covid Restrictions Loosen

Feb 09, 2021

The Province of Manitoba will be loosening a few restrictions this weekend.   It will be the start of slowly opening up the province once again after going into Code Red restrictions back in November.   The orders include the following changes: – Allowing restaurants and licensed premises to reopen at 25 percent capacity with […]

FEB BRRRRR airy!!!

Feb 08, 2021

  Brandon Sets a Low-Temperature Record This is officially the coldest February 8th Brandon has ever experienced. The Wheat City broke a 42-year-old temperature record this morning. After several days of extreme cold warnings across the prairies causing the mercury to fall close to record status, a record was set today. At 5:00 a.m. this […]

Preparing for the 2020 Tax Season

Feb 08, 2021

Chamber of Commerce Offers Advice This Tax Season The upcoming tax season is on the horizon. If you’re dreading having to prepare your business and or personal taxes the Brandon Chamber of Commerce may be able to relieve some of the stress built up from the looming tax season. Throwing government assistance throughout the COVID […]

2-1-1 Day Creates Lasting Change Across Canada

Feb 08, 2021

Brandon Goes RED for 2-1-1 Day Press Release: February 11 (2/11) is 211 Day and this is the first year it will be marked across the entire country. Funding from the federal government’s COVID-19 response allowed United Way Centraide Canada to increase capacity among existing 211s and expand the service to ensure every part of […]

Province Considers Loosening Up COVID Restrictions

Feb 04, 2021

Restrictions might be loosening in Manitoba The Premier of Manitoba, Brian Pallister, and Dr. Brent Roussin announced today that the province is considering further loosening some restrictions while continuing to prioritize the needs of the health- care system.   The province is considering the following changes for all of Manitoba is and asking Manitobans for […]

Credit Card Fraudster Arrested

Feb 03, 2021

Brandon Police Arrest Credit Card Fraudster In October 2020, police received a report of a stolen bank card.  The card was used at several businesses within Brandon following the theft for more than $200.  An investigation led police to learn the identity of the individual who used the stolen credit card; however, his whereabouts were […]

Measuring Homelessness in Brandon

Feb 03, 2021

Spring date set for this year’s PiT Count  The fourth national coordinated Point-in-Time Homelessness Count in Canada will involve the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation and Reaching Home this April. The Point-in-Time (PiT) Count goes over a one day period as volunteers in Brandon will count and survey all individuals who are staying in shelters, short-term […]

Manitoba COVID Update February 2nd

Feb 02, 2021

Image courtesy of https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/     There were no COVID-19 deaths reported today. A total of 832 deaths have been reported in Manitoba since the pandemic began. Manitoba Health officials have reported another 83 positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the provincial total to 29,733.   Of the new cases; five are in Prairie Mountain Health, […]

Police Nab Local Fraudster

Feb 01, 2021

  It was an etransfer that went wrong but worked out in the end. Brandon city Police received a report that a suspect had sold a person an item for $200.00. The item was paid for by etransfer but was never delivered to the purchaser. The seller then blocked communication with the purchaser and continued […]

Manitoba Reports Less Than 100 COVID Cases Today

Feb 01, 2021

February 1st Covid Update For Manitoba The latest update for the Prairie Mountain Health Region shows three new cases bringing the total number of active cases in PMH up to 169. The total of new cases reported in Manitoba today is 89. Out of the 1,980 overall cases in Manitoba since the start of the […]

Brandon City Councilor Resigns

Feb 01, 2021

Former Meadows Ward Councilor John Loregio (photo credit: Brandon.ca)   City of Brandon Councilor for the Meadows-Waverly, John LoRegio has announced his resignation from council. The resignation is effective as of January 31st. LoRegio says in a statement that a health issue has forced him to resign. “Ward residents deserve a Councillor’s full attention which […]

City Council Approves Tax Decrease

Jan 31, 2021

Brandon City Council has approved a 1% municipal tax decrease for 2021. After two days of budget deliberations, Brandon City Council has approved an $83.6 million-dollar operating budget. That is a reduction of $1,931,000 from the proposed budget. It works out to be a savings of $19 dollars for an average residential property which is assessed at $270,000. […]

Small Businesses Converge To Create a “Destination” Experience

Jan 30, 2021

Small Businesses Work Together to Build “Destination” Experience Brandon, MB January 30, 2021 For Immediate Release Three local business owners are bringing their services together to create a unique offering and experience in Brandon’s east end, merging home and garden products, landscaping services, boutique floral services, and artisan foods and coffee. This new destination will […]

United Way’s 50/50 Jackpot Keeps Climbing

Jan 29, 2021

The Jackpot Continues to Climb Everybody loves a 50/50 draw but it’s even better when it includes an opportunity to help out a great local charity, and possibly win lots of cash!! The traditional winner takes half concept is still in play but this time around the Brandon and District United Way have decided to […]

Missing Person Alert

Jan 29, 2021

Missing Person Alert! Brandon Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 13-yr-old Kylynn Kasto. She was last seen on Tuesday, January 19th. She is described as Caucasian, 5’ 3”, 110lbs, brown eyes, dark brown hair. If you know her whereabouts please contact BPS. 

Strange Acting Individual Carrying A Weapon Arrested

Jan 28, 2021

Weapons Possession Charge For Man Carrying Knife   Brandon Police officers responded to a call during the Wednesday lunch hour, regarding a man with a knife behaving in a strange manner. Police responded to a report of a male with a knife behaving in a strange manner.  Police located and arrested the male in the 2000 […]

Manitoba’s Vaccine Rollout

Jan 27, 2021

Manitoba’s Vaccine Rollout Plan The Manitoba government has released a four-stage immunization plan that shows the province’s current approach to the vaccine campaign.   The goal of the campaign is to protect Manitobans at greatest risk of COVID-19 the soonest, said Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson.   “These priority groups are clear and […]

Self-Isolation Reinstated For Interprovincial Travelers

Jan 26, 2021

Self-Isolation Reinstated For InterprovincIAL Travelers If you plan on doing any traveling outside of Manitoba, you’ll also need to plan on self-isolating. The 14-day self-isolation for anyone leaving Manitoba will be reinstated this weekend. The Manitoba Government announced that starting on January 29th, anyone leaving the province will have to self-isolate for two weeks when […]

Man Charged After Hitting Girlfriend With a Shovel

Jan 26, 2021

Brandon Police Respond Numerous Assault Reports   A 20-year-old Brandon Male has been charged with assault.   It is alleged that he intentionally struck his girlfriend with a shovel.   The victim received minor injuries.  The male has been released from custody to appear in court on April 12th.     A 52-year-old Brandon Male has been […]

WRSA Planning 2021 Season

Jan 26, 2021

Westman Regional Soccer Association Plans 2021 Season Westman FC is still planning to run teams for the 2021 outdoor season. We again plan to hold the assessments later in February or early March. This is all dependent on COVID restrictions at that time, and where sports are at in their respective return to play stages. […]