Surgical Procedures Back Logged In Manitoba

Jun 17, 2021

According to doctors in Manitoba, the backlog in surgical and diagnostic procedures has grown to 110,000 because of COVID-19. According to a report from Doctors Manitoba, the backlog includes more than 39,000 surgeries, 44,000 diagnostic imaging tests and 32,000 other procedures, such as mammograms and endoscopies. Because of the pandemic, hospital staff has been redeployed and some […]

Manitoba’s Vaccination Numbers On The Rise

Jun 16, 2021

Walk-Ins Will Be Available For Those Seeking Second Jab Manitoba will be ramping up the vaccinations next week with more appointments and walk-ins. Walk-in options at most supersites will begin as well next week. Doctor’s offices and pharmacies are also going to get about 30,000 doses this week and another 30,000 next week.  The province […]

Brandon Riverbank Inc. Offers Discounts To Vaccinated People

Jun 16, 2021

Vaccinated People Offered Various Discounts at Brandon’s Riverbank Discovery Centre   Brandon Riverbank Inc. is proud to announce that as a thank you for getting the vaccine, you can currently book Fusion Credit Union Stage for HALF PRICE! Until June 30th, show your vaccine card (or proof of vaccination – either first or second dose) […]

City of Brandon Accepting Applications For Rain Gardens

Jun 14, 2021

RESIDENTIAL RAIN GARDEN PILOT PROGRAM    Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon is excited to announce that we are partnering with the Central Assiniboine Watershed District to launch the Residential Rain Garden Pilot Program. This pilot program is seeking up to ten (10) single-dwelling residential properties to install a rain garden in their yard this summer.     A rain garden […]

UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Westman

Jun 10, 2021

UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Watch changed to severe thunderstorm warning Source: Environment Canada   11:49 PM CDT Thursday 10 June 2021 Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for: City of Brandon Mun. of Glenboro-South Cypress incl. Treesbank Mun. of North Cypress-Langford incl. Neepawa and Carberry Mun. of North Norfolk incl. MacGregor Sidney and Austin Mun. of Oakland-Wawanesa […]

Wheat Kings Announce Front Office Additions

Jun 10, 2021

Wheat Kings Expand Front Office Team The Brandon Wheat Kings have added four familiar faces to the organization. Voice of the Wheat Kings Branden Crowe joins the front office as the Director of Social Sales and Strategic Marketing. Crowe has been the voice of the Wheat Kings since 2017 and will remain in that role moving […]

Manitoba’s Reopening Plan

Jun 10, 2021

70% and 25% are The Magic Numbers For Manitoba’s Reopening Plan   Manitoba has released its reopening plan for this summer. Reopening is tied to holidays and immunization targets.   If more than 70 percent of all Manitobans age 12 and older have received their first vaccine dose and over 25 percent have received their […]

COVID Restrictions Change This Weekend

Jun 09, 2021

Update on Manitoba COVID Restrictions Manitobans will be able to gather in small groups this weekend. Public health officials announced that outdoor public gatherings of up to five people will be allowed as of Saturday. Up to five visitors from no more than two different households will be allowed outdoors on private property. This means that […]

Mosquito Fogging Buffer Zones

Jun 08, 2021

CITY OF BRANDON NOW ACCEPTING 2021 REGISTRATIONS For MOSQUITO FOGGING BUFFER ZONE REGISTRATIONS    Brandon, MB – City of Brandon Parks & Recreation Services is advising that residents may apply to have a 90-metre buffer zone applied to their property during a nuisance mosquito fogging event in 2021. By registering for a buffer zone, residents will have their property and an area of 90 metres […]

Brandon Riverbank Inc. Constructing Sharing Circle

Jun 07, 2021

Construction of Brandon Riverbank Inc. Sharing Circle begins  Monday, June 7, 2021, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Construction of Sharing Circle now underway Brandon, MB – Brandon Riverbank Inc. is pleased to announce that construction of the All Nations Sharing Circle is now underway. The area, which is located on the east end of the Riverbank grounds […]

Tips For Dealing With Extreme Heat

Jun 04, 2021

CITY OF BRANDON OUTDOOR AQUATIC FACILITIES OPENING SCHEDULE & EXTREME HEAT PREVENTION TIPS    Brandon, MB – City of Brandon Parks & Recreation Services is advising residents that the City of Brandon Outdoor Aquatic Facilities are scheduled to open as follows:  ·       Kinsmen Pool on Tuesday, June 15, 2021  ·       Spray Parks on Monday, June 21, 2021  City of Brandon Parks & Recreation staff are in […]

Photo Gallery Of BACE Cruise Event

Jun 04, 2021

Great Turnout for the Second Cruise Night of the Season!   It was a beautiful evening for a leisurely drive in and around Brandon, I didn’t count the vehicles but I’m sure we were about 10-15+ more than the 50 we had at the May 20th cruise.   A big thank you to Frank McGwire, www.sparkwebradio.com, for […]

Important Public Reminder For Park Visits

Jun 04, 2021

REMINDER: CITY OF BRANDON PARKS LIMITED TO   HOUSEHOLD GATHERINGS ONLY   Brandon, MB – As per the current Provincial Public Health Orders, the City of Brandon is reminding residents that public gatherings at City of Brandon Parks, Playgrounds, Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skate Plaza, and other public spaces are not permitted unless they normally reside at the same private residence.     This provision does not […]

Incentives For Vaccine Hesitant Manitobans

Jun 04, 2021

Manitoba will be setting aside $1 million for grants of up to $20,000 that groups can use to reach out to people hesitant about getting a COVID-19 vaccine. The grants will be available to cultural, arts, education, sports, religious, community and business organizations that can prove they can reach vaccine-hesitant people. Provincial research has found […]

BACE Cruise Night TONIGHT!

Jun 03, 2021

  Here is the route list and maps for tonight’s (Thursday, June 3, 2021) BACE cruise. Meet at WestVic Common, 34th & Victoria, for a 7:00 P.M start. Wrap up at Twisters Ice Cream Shoppe Lot (corner of 18th Street North and Parker Boulevard). Don’t forget a Tin for the Bin for Elspeth Reid Family […]

Brandon Riverbank Inc. Rain Barrel Auction

Jun 02, 2021

Rain barrel fundraising initiative set to take place at Riverbank For Immediate Release BRANDON, JUNE 2, 2021 Brandon Riverbank Inc. is pleased to announce the organization will once again be selling rain barrels, in partnership with Rainbarrel.ca. Orders are being accepted from now until June 12 with the pick-up day scheduled for June 22 at […]

Second Doses of AstraZeneca-Oxford Vaccine

May 31, 2021

Second Doses of AstraZeneca-Oxford Vaccine Available  Anyone that received a first dose of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine will be able to receive a second dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, says the Manitoba Government. The minimum time that must pass before people who got AstraZeneca can get a second dose is 28 days. For those […]

Info Booth Set Up Outside Riverbank Discovery Centre

May 31, 2021

INFORMATION BOOTH LOCATED OUTSIDE FACILITY DURING SUMMER MONTHS Brandon Riverbank Inc. is now welcoming visitors outside the Discovery/Brandon & Region Tourism Centre for the next few months! A visitor information booth has been installed outside the Discovery Centre/Brandon & Region Tourism Centre front doors (during office hours and when staffing allows).   While the facility […]

Charity Drive For Fardoe Family

May 28, 2021

Charity Drive Arranged by BACE will commence Saturday Morning Please help this family struggling with the loss of a husband and a father, Eric Fardoe was killed in a head-on collision near Snow Lake, MB on May 19th. Eric leaves behind his wife, Stacy, 2-year-old son Wyatt and 5-year-old Walker who is having a birthday. […]

More Stringent Health Measures For Manitobans

May 27, 2021

Manitoba Health Orders Strengthened As COVID Numbers Remain High   Manitoba health officials report 8 new deaths related to COVID-19 today. This is the highest single-day COVID death total since the pandemic started in March of 2020. The number of new COVID cases diagnosed in Manitoba is 297 which and there are currently 324 hospitalizations […]

Paying The Price For Speed

May 27, 2021

High Speed = Heavy Fines Last night (Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 9:45 p.m., an RCMP officer patrolling on Highway 3, near the junction of Highway 14, stopped a vehicle going 160km/hr in a 100km/hr zone. The 20-year-old male was fined $835 for Speeding and was issued a Serious Offence Notice.   Just over an […]

Update On Appointments For Second Jab

May 26, 2021

Select Segment of Manitobans Eligible for Second Jab The province has expanded eligibility for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone who received the first dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines on or before March 29. Manitobans can book an appointment on the province’s website or by calling 1-844-626-8222. Second dose appointments for the […]

MAY Long Restrictions to Continue

May 25, 2021

May Long weekend – restrictions to continue Current public health orders that were put in place for the May long weekend will remain to keep Manitobans close to home and reduce transmission rates, says the Manitoba Government. The restrictions will remain in effect for the remainder of the week to help protect the health-care system […]

City Services Available During May Long Weekend

May 21, 2021

CITY OF BRANDON 2021 VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND  HOURS OF OPERATION Brandon, MB – Please be advised of the following 2021 Victoria Day Long Weekend Hours of Operation for the City of Brandon:    Brandon City Hall (410-9th St.), A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex (638 Princess Ave.), and Civic Services Complex (900 Richmond Ave. E.) will be closed Monday, May […]

BACE Classic Car Cruise Photo Gallery

May 21, 2021

First Cruise Night Event of 2021 is a Hit! There aren’t many better ways to shake off the COVID blues than a classic car cruise. The weather might not have been the best but the cool damp conditions couldn’t keep more than 50 vehicles and their owners from participating in the first cruise night event […]

New COVID Restrictions Take Effect This Weekend

May 20, 2021

More public health orders are set to come into effect on Saturday to help slow the spread of COVID-19.   Outdoor gatherings with anyone from outside a household are no longer allowed. That includes all recreation spaces including playgrounds, golf courses, parks and sports fields.   Also, only one person per household will be allowed […]

Mayor Chrest State of the City Address

May 20, 2021

State of the city 2021 Brandon, MB – Mayor Rick Chrest spoke at Brandon Chamber of Commerce’s virtual event for his 7th State of the City address. In opening remarks, Mayor Chrest addressed the perils that our community has faced due to COVID-19. “I’d hope that by today I would get to impart a strong […]

Second Vax Shots Soon Available

May 19, 2021

Starting on Friday, some Manitobans will be able to get second-dose appointments for the COVID-19 vaccines. The newly opened appointments will be reserved for priority groups with certain health conditions or compromised immune systems who have already received the first dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. Those that got the AstraZeneca-Oxford jab will […]

Brandon City Taxes Due Next Month

May 17, 2021

City of Brandon Property Taxes will be due on June 30th at 5:00 pm. Property taxes are in the process of being mailed out to property owners. Included with the mailouts is information regarding the City of Brandon’s 2021 budget, municipal property tax details, and Manitoba Government’s Education Property Tax Rebate.   If you own property […]

Thief Caught Red Handed

May 17, 2021

Brandon Police Service Media Release – Monday, May 17, 2021 Male arrested after attempting to sell a stolen item online. On May 16, 2021, police responded to a report of theft from a residential property in the 700 block of 7th street. A black garden wagon was taken from the yard between May 14 and […]

Eligibility Age for the COVID Vax Drops Again

May 14, 2021

COVID Vaccine now available for people aged 12 – 17 To date 625,404 first and second doses of vaccine have been delivered in Manitoba. That number is about to increase once again. Manitobans aged 12 and older can start to book to get their COVID-19 vaccines. Provincial health officials said young people between the ages […]

Get The Link to Brandon’s Backlane Maintenance Map

May 14, 2021

Whenever Brandon residents want to check back lane maintenance they can use this handy MAP   Brandon, MB – Thanks to the Backlane Maintenance Map, Brandon residents can now keep track of construction work scheduled for the back lanes of City streets from their computer or mobile device.    This map will allow residents the ability […]

Manitoba Drops Age for Vaccine Eligibility

May 12, 2021

Manitoba is dropping the age of eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine to 18 and older today (Wednesday, May 12, 2021). The province lowered the age of eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine to 24 and older on Tuesday, which was the fifth time it has been lowered in the last week and one day after dropping it to […]

7th Annual Blessing of the Wheels

May 12, 2021

The Annual Blessing of the Wheels Set For This Sunday, May 16th The following is a message shared by the Road Rebels intended for owners of classic vehicles within Westman. This Sunday, May 16th, is our Blessing of the Wheels, this will be the 7th time the Road Rebels have held this event. Blessing of […]

Local Youth in Philanthropy Students Grant $10,000 to Community Organizations

May 11, 2021

21 Local Charities Receive Grants Via Brandon Students and BACF Brandon, MB. – Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) students from Crocus Plains High School, École secondaire Neelin High School, Elton Collegiate and Vincent Massey High School have distributed grants totalling $10,000 to 21 local charities. The YIP grant presentation evening was to take place on Tuesday, […]

Mayor Chrest To Deliver COVID-19 Update For Brandonites

May 11, 2021

City Officials Set To Give a Virtual Update For Citizens of Brandon Mayor Rick Chrest & City of Brandon Emergency Manager, Tobin Praznik, will be giving an update from the City of Brandon in relation to COVID-19. The update will be livestreamed on the City of Brandon YouTube Channel and WCGtv Livestream at 10:00 a.m.   […]

Should Single Use Plastic Bags Be Banned in Brandon? Take This Survey…

May 10, 2021

SINGLE-USE PLASTIC CHECKOUT BAGS SURVEY Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon is asking for feedback from the business community regarding a future bylaw that will reduce single-use plastic checkout bags. A recent country-wide survey showed that 82% of Canadians are concerned about plastic consumption and use. The City of Brandon is interested in exploring […]

Remote Learning Starts Wednesday, May 12

May 09, 2021

Remote Learning For K – 12 Students Begins Wednesday After much concern from parents regarding health measures to be taken by schools in light of the rising numbers of COVID and variant strain cases, Manitoba health officials have announced K-12 schools in Brandon and Winnipeg will transition to remote learning starting Wednesday, May 12, 2021. […]

Classic Vehicle Appraiser Schedules Dates For Westman

May 08, 2021

Classic Car Owners Have An Opportunity To Get Their Vehicles Appraised   Attention Classic car owners! If you’ve been wanting to have your classic ride appraised here’s your opportunity! Pat Mooney is coming to Western Manitoba to perform vehicle appraisals.   MAAC and MPI suggest you get your vehicle appraised every three years to maximize […]

COVID Cases Near 500 For Second Consecutive Day

May 08, 2021

COVID Cases in Manitoba Near 500 For Second Day in a Row The total number of COVID cases recorded within Manitoba hovers around 500 for a second straight day. Earlier this morning health officials reported 488 new cases putting the test positivity rate up to 10.5% in the keystone province. There were three more covid […]

Sportsplex Closes Due To Latest Public Health Measures

May 08, 2021

UPDATES TO CITY OF BRANDON PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES  May 8, 2021    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Brandon, MB – Based on the recent public health orders, the following changes will be in effect as of Sunday, May 9th, 2021, at 12:01 a.m.:    ·       The Brandon Community Sportsplex will be closed.  City of Brandon Parks will have a reduced capacity to group sizes of five (5) persons.   Signage will be updated on Monday to […]

City of Brandon Introduces Outdoor Fitness Program

May 06, 2021

SAY HELLO TO FRESH AIR FITNESS    May 6, 2021    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Brandon, MB – Parks & Recreation Services is excited to announce a new initiative that will enable the residents of Brandon to get outside and enjoy the spring fresh air, while reaching some of their fitness goals!    During the months of May and June, Fresh Air Fitness sessions […]

Riverbank Discovery Centre To Forego Live Canada Day Festivities

May 06, 2021

No in-person Canada Day event at Riverbank this year Thursday, May 6, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brandon, MB – Due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 around the globe, Brandon Riverbank Inc. has made the difficult decision to not have an in-person Canada Day event on July 1. “The situation with COVID-19 and the associated […]

Permits Required For Fire Pits

May 05, 2021

CITY OF BRANDON PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT  May 5, 2021  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    REMINDER: PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR BACKYARD FIRE PIT USE   Brandon, MB – As we are looking forward to enjoying warmer weather in our own backyards, Brandon Fire & Emergency Services Prevention Division is reminding residents that if your activity includes sitting around a fire pit, you should ensure your fire pit is in compliance with the following regulations:     To have an open-air fire in […]

2 More COVID Deaths Reported Today, New Cases on the Rise

May 05, 2021

COVID-19 cases in Manitoba Today Near The 300 Mark yet Again Manitoba public health officials say today’s 271 new cases of COVID-19 bring the total up to 40,085 and there are still 2,780 active cases in the keystone province. Public health officials advise that two new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today: […]

COVID Changes Another Event

May 05, 2021

Cruise Nights Will Roll On Despite COVID Restrictions For the past 15+ months, COVID-19 has been the bane for a wide variety of live events everywhere. Of those events enjoyed by the masses here in Westman is the Downtown Cruise Nights which are regularly held the first Thursday night of each month between May and […]

City Crews Start Water Main Flushing

May 04, 2021

CITY OF BRANDON 2021 WATER MAIN FLUSHING PROGRAM  Source: City of Brandon media release   Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Underground Utilities Section wishes to advise that its seasonal water main flushing program will begin May 5th, 2021. The routine flushing process is conducted each year to maintain water quality along with the distribution system, with […]

Manitobans Reminded of Further Health Measures as COVID Cases Increase

May 04, 2021

Garage Sales Prohibited and No Visitors Allowed at Manitoba CampGrounds As COVID cases continue to rise in Manitoba during this third wave provincial government officials added two more major restrictions to help stave off another spike. If you were planning a garage or yard sale this spring you’ll need to keep your items in storage […]

Police Arrest Female Suspect After Hammer Throwing Incident

May 04, 2021

Hammer Time Could Lead To Slammer Time On Monday, May 3, 2021, just after 1:00 pm, police responded to a report of an individual using a hammer on various pieces of property such as buildings and signs in the area of the 400 block of 9th street. The suspect damaged a window on a vehicle […]

Vaccination Eligibility Increases For Indigenous Adults

May 03, 2021

Vaccination Supersites Stocked Up As Eligibility Increases For Indigenous Adults  Indigenous adults, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people, are now eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine. The added eligibility applies to vaccinations at supersites and pop-up clinics, which are stocked with either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines. Meanwhile, the eligibility for the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine remains […]