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Apr
09

Demolition Of International Harvest Building Starts Monday

Demolition of historical Building In Downtown Brandon Begins Monday    SourceManitoba Infrastructure will be starting the demolition process of the International Harvester Building starting Monday, April 12th. There will be single-lane traffic in each direction on 18th Street from Rosser Avenue to McDonald Avenue. The sidewalk and underpass on the Thomas Daly bridge will be […]

Apr
09

Big Increase of Covid Cases in Manitoba

“I just want to be clear that we are in the beginnings of a third wave in Manitoba. So, your actions are critical right now.”   Those were the words from Dr. Joss Reimer as the province announced 179 new COVID-19 cases on Friday.   That is the highest single-day increase in Manitoba since January […]

Apr
09

City of Brandon Green Cart Program Set To Begin

City of Brandon Green Cart Program Set To Begin April 20th Source: City of Brandon   City of Brandon’s Sanitation Section is pleased to announce that the Green Cart Program will begin for another season on Tuesday, April 20th. Once underway, weekly pick-up will be maintained through early November, weather-dependant.   All collection days will […]

Apr
09

RFM Board Makes Tough Decision

RFM board Says the show will go on just not this year   Source: RFM Facebook page   Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the planned 2021 festival to July 29-31st 2022 due to the COVID19 Pandemic.   A representative from their board of directors says, “This […]

Apr
08

Latest Changes To The Public Health Order

There’ll be just a few changes to the public health order in Manitoba. Starting Friday at 12:01 a.m., the province will be allowing liquor cart sales on golf courses and the maximum number of people allowed to attend self-help meetings will increase to 25. Otherwise, the rules that are in place will stay that way […]

Apr
07

Manitoba Budget At a Glance

The Manitoba government will be looking to phase out the education property tax, according to its latest budget. The 2021-22 budget, which was released on Wednesday, says it will be cutting down the education tax for owners of residential and farm property by 50 percent over the next two years. It will be cut down […]

Apr
02

Pandemic Woes Continue For Local Photographer

(photographer Emily Wood photographed on the job)  Photo submitted   The Further plight and governmental ineptitude toward the Manitoba wedding and event industry Many types of small businesses have been hit hard by the COVID regulations. Those in the Wedding and Event planning business, Mobile DJ business, as well as the Photography industry, are finding […]

Apr
01

Candidates Confirmed For Meadows-Waverly Ward By Elect

CITY OF BRANDON & BRANDON VOTES PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT April 1, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Senior Elections Official wishes to advise eligible voters in Meadows-Waverly Ward #5 that the following 2 candidates have satisfied all nomination criteria and have been declared as registered candidates in the upcoming Meadows-Waverly […]

Mar
31

CITY OF BRANDON EASTER HOLIDAY HOURS OF OPERATION 

Easter Weekend Hours For City Services Source: City of Brandon media release   Brandon, MB – Please be advised of the following 2021 Easter Holiday Hours of Operation for the City of Brandon:    Brandon City Hall (410-9th Street), A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex (638 Princess Avenue), and Civic Services Complex (900 Richmond Avenue East) are all closed on Friday, April 2nd to observe Good Friday and […]