Demolition Of International Harvest Building Starts Monday

Apr 09, 2021

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 […]

Big Increase of Covid Cases in Manitoba

Apr 09, 2021

“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 […]

City of Brandon Green Cart Program Set To Begin

Apr 09, 2021

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 […]

RFM Board Makes Tough Decision

Apr 09, 2021

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 […]

Latest Changes To The Public Health Order

Apr 08, 2021

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 […]

Manitoba Budget At a Glance

Apr 07, 2021

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 […]

Pandemic Woes Continue For Local Photographer

Apr 02, 2021

(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 […]

Candidates Confirmed For Meadows-Waverly Ward By Elect

Apr 01, 2021

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, 2021

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 […]

City of Brandon Introduces Temporary Sidewalk Patio Permit Program

Mar 30, 2021

introducing the temporary sidewalk / on-street patio permit application program   Source: City of Brandon Media Release Brandon, MB –   City of Brandon’s Development Services is introducing a Temporary Sidewalk / On-Street Patio program, which allows food and beverage establishments to set up patios on City property, with no fee payable to the City […]

2 Gun Waving Males Arrested

Mar 30, 2021

Brandon police service report possession of weapon  Source: BPS Media Release   On March 29, 2021, at approximately 5:40 pm, police responded to a report of two individuals who were flashing a handgun in the area of 26th street and Victoria Ave from the vehicle they were traveling in.   Police located the vehicle and […]

Shamrock Drive In Revitalization

Mar 30, 2021

Coming Soon! Movies at The Shamrock Drive-In!! A former draw for the public in Killarney is once again opening back up during July Long Weekend. The Shamrock Drive-In will be reopening during the Canada Day weekend with a brand-new screen.   According to their social media platforms, the owners put up three shipping containers built […]

Bridge Grant Deadline Nearing

Mar 29, 2021

Photo Credit: The deadline to apply for the Manitoba bridge grant is this Wednesday, March 31, 2021. To say small and medium businesses have been through some tough sledding during the COVID pandemic would be an understatement. Many have cut staffing levels drastically while others have shut their doors or closed down operations altogether. […]

High Wind Warnings For Manitoba

Mar 29, 2021

Manitobans Warned to batten down the hatches  The Westman and Parkland areas will be experiencing some crazy weather over the next few days.   Let’s start in Parkland, where the Russell, Roblin, and Dauphin area is under a winter storm warning for today and tomorrow.   Environment Canada says there is expected to be a […]

The City of Brandon Introduces Flood Protection Subsidy

Mar 25, 2021

The City of Brandon is introducing a flood protection subsidy program for property owners The Sewer Back-up Subsidy Program will provide subsidy funding for property owners that are wanting to install either a sump pump and pit or a backwater valve in their home or business. Funding will be available for up to 75% of the […]

BIRT CUP Backed By Solid Community Support

Mar 24, 2021

    The 14th edition of birt cup could be the best yet! Founded in 2008 by BU hockey alum Scott Hlady, the BIRT Cup benefits local charity initiatives and various sports-related projects throughout Westman. Hlady handed over the reins to the Brandon University Bobcats under the banner of Brandon University Athletics just over 3 […]


Mar 24, 2021

The Public is Encouraged to Register For a Webinar Source: City of Brandon Media Release   Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Development Services invites all members of the public to attend a webinar regarding the Southeast Brandon Community Plan, aka The Southeast Brandon Secondary Plan, on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 from either 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.    Background  In January 2019, the […]

Code Red Continues in Manitoba

Mar 23, 2021

 Premier Pallister Cautions Manitobans To Stay The Course With COVID Defense The provincial government received approximately 32,000 responses to their survey from Manitobans regarding questions, concerns, and suggestions about COVID 19 and the continuation of restrictions. They factored those comments and concerns into their latest decision to keep most restrictions in the code red level […]

Brandon Supersite Delays Appointments

Mar 22, 2021

Delays For COVID Vaccine Appointments at Brandon Supersite The UCT Room in the Keystone Centre is Brandon’s supersite for vaccinations. The facility is currently not making any new appointments. A spokesperson for the provincial government said that new bookings were being delayed. According to the vaccine update, it said: “additional super-site appointments will be available […]

Forecast Calls For Early Golf Season

Mar 21, 2021

Most Area Golf Courses Are Still In Preparation Mode Prior To The Start of Another Season Some exciting news for area duffers! Shilo Country Club opened Friday and beat their earliest opening date ever by four days. March 19th is now officially the earliest a round has been played at Shilo Country Club since 2012 […]

19-year-old Female High On Meth Arrested

Mar 21, 2021

Brandon Police Make Several Arrests In a 24 Hour Span Source: City of Brandon Media Release   Possession of Weapon Shortly after 1 p.m., Saturday afternoon Brandon City Police received a report of a female in the east end asking for a ride downtown. The subject seemed very confused and lost. Officers attended the area […]

Nomination Deadline Nearing For Meadows-Waverly Ward

Mar 19, 2021

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS FOR MEADOWS-WAVERLY WARD #5    Brandon, MB – Notice is hereby given that on the following days MARCH 24, 25, 26, 29, & 30TH at the Brandon Votes Office, by appointment only, located at City Hall, 410 – 9th Street, nominations will be received for the office of:  CITY COUNCILLOR (Meadows-Waverly Ward 5)    The nomination deadline is Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Nominations cannot […]

How City Council Managed a Rollback Budget

Mar 19, 2021

City Councillor Offers Insight on Brandon’s Rollback Budget It was great news to start the year for Brandonites. The rare occurrence of an annual budget mostly void of any glaring inflation. The timing couldn’t have been any better for most folks who endured an overall dismal 2020. For those of you wondering how City Council […]

Community Voices Announces Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Event

Mar 18, 2021

CITY OF BRANDON PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  March 18, 2021    Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon is pleased to support the Community Voices’ Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Virtual Event scheduled for March 26th, 2021 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., via Zoom.     Community Voices is a town hall platform to bring together individuals, groups, organizations, and researchers to […]

Possible Changes to COVID Restrictions

Mar 18, 2021

Manitoba Government releases a  list of Possible Changes To Covid Restrictions Manitobans have been under Code Red COVID restrictions since November 12th. However, the Manitoba Government just announced the possibility of switching to code orange. If this move is made, the proposed changes to the public health orders could go into effect officially as early […]

Brandon Improves Rank On Open Cities Index

Mar 18, 2021

Photo Credit: Rob Lovatt   CITY OF BRANDON RANKS 12TH IN OPEN CITIES INDEX   FOR OPEN DATA IN NORTH AMERICA    Brandon, MB – City of Brandon has ranked first in under-50,000 population and 12th overall in North America according to a study released by Public Sector Digest (PSD), a research consulting software company. The City ranked 13th in PSD’s 2019 study.    PSD launched the Open Cities Index […]

National Award a Possibility For WCG

Mar 17, 2021

WESTMAN COMMUNICATIONS GROUP SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL AWARDS Source: Westman Communications Group press release Brandon, MB, March 15 – Westman Communications Group (Westman) has been shortlisted for two Tuned-In Canada awards, Best Photo: Connecting Canadians and Best People: On-Camera Community Channel Personality. Each category’s winners are determined by nationwide voting, which is open on March 18 […]

Brandon’s 2021 Financial Plan Open To The Public

Mar 17, 2021

Source: City of Brandon press release   PUBLIC HEARING ON THE CITY OF BRANDON 2021 FINANCIAL PLAN  Brandon, MB – Public Notice is hereby given pursuant to subsection 162(2) of The Municipal Act that the Council of The City of Brandon intends to present its financial plan for the fiscal year 2021 at a public hearing that will […]

City Announces New Outdoor Recreations

Mar 16, 2021

OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL & TENNIS COURTS OPENING FOR THE SEASON  Source: City of Brandon press release   Brandon, MB – City of Brandon Parks & Recreation Services is excited to announce that work is underway to open the pickleball and tennis courts for the season. Crews are installing the nets for pickleball at Stanley Park (1410 Princess Ave.) and for tennis at Queen Elizabeth Park (200 – 26th St.). Both courts will be available for residents to start using this Friday, March 19th, 2021.     Residents […]

Changes For Manitoba’s Education System On the Horizon

Mar 15, 2021

Manitoba’s education system will be getting a major overhaul. A bill which is now in second reading at the Manitoba Legislature would replace the province’s English-language school divisions with 15 regional catchment areas. Each school will have a community school council made up of parents of students at the school. So far the new councils’ […]

Remember to set your clocks ahead

Mar 13, 2021

Source: City of Brandon public service announcement   REMINDER: CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS, CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES Brandon, MB – Brandon Fire & Emergency Services would like to remind the public that when you set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday, March 13th, REMEMBER to also install new batteries in your home’s […]


Mar 13, 2021

Source: City of Brandon   YOU ARE INVITED TO A VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE FOR THE PACIFIC AVENUE PROJECT   Brandon, MB – City of Brandon’s Development Services invites all residents to attend a virtual open house on the Conceptual Design and Streetscape Strategy of the Pacific Avenue Project (the Pacific Avenue Project). The virtual open house will be held on Thursday, March 25th, from 6 p.m. to 7 […]

Manitoba COVID Cases Trending Upward

Mar 12, 2021

COVID Cases in Manitoba Trending upward again For the first time in three weeks, Manitoba has more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The province announced that one person has died, and Manitoba has 104 new cases of COVID-19. They also announced a change of restrictions to allow small groups of people from different […]


Mar 12, 2021

Photo: Google maps   Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon recognizes the importance of re-establishing vital, in-person services for its residents while continuing to follow current Provincial Public Health Orders.  A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex (638 Princess Avenue) and Fire Hall No.1 (120-19th Street North) are re-opening to the public with limited in-person services.   A.R. MCDIARMID CIVIC COMPLEX  City of Brandon Development Services has re-established public access […]

Time To Put Your Sleds & Toboggans in Storage

Mar 11, 2021

Photo credit:    Season Ending For City’s Outdoor Winter Recreation Source: City of Brandon press release   Brandon, MB – City of Brandon’s Parks & Recreation Services is advising that due to the recent warm weather, the various outdoor winter recreation amenities are closing for the season.    The following sledding hills have been closed for the season:  Cherry […]

One Less Emergency Room In Rural Manitoba

Mar 11, 2021

(photo Courtesy: Lorne Memorial Hospital in Swan Lake The Lorne Memorial Hospital’s emergency department will be shutting down after March 15th. The hospital is located in Swan Lake, which is southeast of Brandon and northeast of Crystal City. Both physicians at the small hospital are leaving after the 15th. The future plan for the […]

Motorist Rips Through School Zone

Mar 11, 2021

How much does it cost to go 30+ km/h over the posted speed limit? Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release Wednesday afternoon, a member of The Brandon Police Service Traffic Unit stopped a motorist for speeding through a school zone. The BPS radar gun registered the vehicle as traveling at a speed of 63km/h through […]

Rider Express To Resume Service

Mar 11, 2021

Rider Express Winnipeg To Regina Route Ready To Roll Charter Bus travel is set to return this month. Rider Express based in Regina is ready to roll again with COVID regulations in place to assure its passenger’s safety. Their Winnipeg to Regina route will resume on Friday, March 19th. The route will include a Brandon […]

United Way Achieves Its Goal

Mar 11, 2021

Brandon & District United Way REACHES Campaign Goal! (Source: Brandon UW Press Release) Persistence has paid off for the United Way Brandon & District and their quest to raise their required amount of funding needed to meet their commitments to local agencies. Issues due to the pandemic have made fundraising more difficult than ever, and […]

2021 Spring Soccer Registration Now OPEN

Mar 10, 2021

Westman Regional Soccer Association announces 2021 Spring Programming Registration Now OPEN Time to dig out the cleats and get ready to dig into another soccer season! The WRSA is pleased and excited to announce registration is now open for the 2021 Spring Programming. This year alongside Manitoba Soccer Association, a few adjustments have been made to […]

More Manitobans Prioritized For COVID Vaccine

Mar 10, 2021

Two More AGE GROUPS of Health Compromised Individuals In Line For COVID 19 Vaccine   The Province will be prioritizing everyone age 50 to 64 and First Nations people age 30 to 64 who are most at risk from COVID-19 for the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine. That includes people with certain serious heart conditions, end-stage renal disease, […]

Cybercrime Detected By Brandon School Division

Mar 10, 2021

Brandon School Division Detects Ransomeware Incident Ransomware is widely reported to be one of the more frequent types of cybercrime to be cautious of in 2021.  Brandon School Division’s Network Support Services Department detected such an incident today (March 10, 2021). This incident affects a small number of files. However, according to a representative at […]

City of Brandon Worker Tests Positive For COVID-19

Mar 10, 2021

City of Brandon Confirms 9th Positive COVID-19 Case In Its Workforce Source: City of Brandon Public Service Announcement March 10, 2021   Brandon, MB – To be fully transparent and out of an abundance of caution, the City of Brandon confirms that an employee of the corporation has recently tested positive for COVID-19. This represents […]

IIU Clears BPS Dog Handler In Biting Incident

Mar 09, 2021

Photo credit: Brandon Police Services The Independent Investigation Unit says officers didn’t break the law when a man was bitten by a police dog during his arrest in Brandon last year. Back on October 9th, Brandon police were called to Rosser Avenue where two men were allegedly damaging cars in the parking lot. Police say one […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day Fundraiser

Mar 09, 2021

A fundraiser has been planned for NIPD in Brandon It’s perfect timing for those of you who have been missing those festival food classics. You can now place your order for a festival classic, with an Indigenous twist – Bannock Smokie Dogs! Get 1 for $5 or 5 for $20 – add a side order […]

Brandon’s Spring Pothole Patrol Program Underway

Mar 09, 2021

CITY OF BRANDON SPRING ‘POTHOLE PATROL’ PROGRAM UNDERWAY   Brandon, MB –  Due to the spring weather, the City of Brandon Streets & Roads Section has started the Spring Pothole Patrol program. Crews are patching early-season potholes with a temporary winter asphalt and tar mixture.    Motorists are urged to drive with care and caution […]

Upgrades For Sportsplex Pool

Mar 09, 2021

Photo credit: Source: City of Brandon PSA   UPDATE REGARDING BRANDON’S COMMUNITY SPORTSPLEX POOL  Brandon, MB — In the fall of 2020, a third-party review identified deficiencies associated with the pool’s water, air circulation, and pool drainage systems. This review was required as a result of mechanical issues stemming from the 2016 renovations.    […]

Record Breaking Temperatures For Brandon

Mar 08, 2021

High-Temperature Records Set For Second Day Straight Front lawns with more grass than snow cover are becoming a common sight in Western Manitoba as the region experienced record-breaking high temperatures for two days in a row. However, as the old saying goes, if you don’t like the weather in Manitoba wait a few hours. After […]

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 We […]