The Westman News Update’s Podcast
Another snowy weekend forecast for Westman - Jan 21/22

Another snowy weekend forecast for Westman - Jan 21/22

January 21, 2022

Four people died near Emerson trying to cross into the U-S and a Florida man has been charged with human smuggling, classes in a Dauphin high school are being reorganized after a air handling system conked out, the Canadian Red Cross is ending swimming lessons - and nominations are still open for the BMO Farm Family Awards for March's Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. These stories and more in today's update.

Brandon has a tender out for private security patrols - Jan 22/20

Brandon has a tender out for private security patrols - Jan 22/20

January 20, 2022

65-year-old Brandon man, Robert Hughes, finds out in May how many years he'll serve before he can apply for parole for killing his wife, changes have been made to E-R services in Boissevain and Deloraine for this weekend, and a new poll found support for COVID lockdowns is wearing very thin. These stories and more in today's update.  

Latest snowfall amounts welcome to Westman farmers impacted by the drought - Jan 19/22

Latest snowfall amounts welcome to Westman farmers impacted by the drought - Jan 19/22

January 19, 2022

Organizers are aiming for March to hold Manitoba Ag Days, there's a warning about a respiratory virus affecting young children, MB premier Heather Stefanson has shuffled her cabinet, and a Hamiota man has taken 'hockey dad' to the next level. These stories and more in today's update. 

There was a smoky theme at Brandon City Council Monday night - Jan 18/22

There was a smoky theme at Brandon City Council Monday night - Jan 18/22

January 18, 2022

Brandon high schoolers did not walk-out Monday to demand further COVID measures in schools, MB premier Heather Stefanson's approval rating is last among Canada's premiers, and we may complain about rent prices in Brandon, but in cities like Vancouver and Toronto costs have skyrocketed . These stories and more in today's update. 

More snow and blowing snow in Westman Monday night into Tuesday - Jan 17/21

More snow and blowing snow in Westman Monday night into Tuesday - Jan 17/21

January 17, 2022

Brandon students returned to their classrooms today, the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba fundraising to pay off its mortgage on the historic Dome Building, it should be easier this year to make camping reservations at Westman's provincial parks - and Manitoba-distilled Crown Royale has won Canadian Whisky of the Year. These stories and more in today's update.

Brandon snow plow crews are clearing away the latest dump - around 10 cm - Jan 14/22

Brandon snow plow crews are clearing away the latest dump - around 10 cm - Jan 14/22

January 14, 2022

Brandon's 2022 budget calls for a 6.9% property tax increase, Brandon Keystone Centre posted a modest surplus in 2021, you'll no longer receive COVID contact tracing notifications from your children's schools, and Brandon police arrested 4 people to end a drug trafficking investigation. These stories and more in today's update.

An Alberta Clipper will drop some snow on Brandon this evening - Jan 13/22

An Alberta Clipper will drop some snow on Brandon this evening - Jan 13/22

January 13, 2022

BSD working on a remote-learning option for kindergarten to Grade 8 students, health orders have forced Manitoba Potato Production Days to cancel in Brandon this month, no 'unvaxxed tax' in Manitoba just yet, Brandon liquor stores to start charging for paper bags next month, and a Dauphin Beach man hit it big on the lottery. These stories and more in today's update.  

COVID patients keep pouring into hospitals in Westman and across the province - Jan 12/22

COVID patients keep pouring into hospitals in Westman and across the province - Jan 12/22

January 12, 2022

Could this work in Manitoba? Quebec wants to tax the un-vaxxed, MB Liquor & Lotteries is looking to expand online gaming, Brandon police warn about another phone scam, and Brandon's cross-country ski and snowmobile trails have opened. These stories and more in today's update 

The cold snap has ended in Brandon - Jan 11/21

The cold snap has ended in Brandon - Jan 11/21

January 11, 2022

COVID outbreaks have been declared at Brandon and Neepawa hospitals, the province is not extending remote-learning beyond this week, the NDP are suggesting a one-time payment for families to help cover the costs of at-home schooling, Canada Post is dealing with COVID staff shortages - and Huzzah! The luxury car market had a banner year in 2021. These stories and more in today's update.

It’s back to remote-learning for Brandon students this week - Jan 10/22

It’s back to remote-learning for Brandon students this week - Jan 10/22

January 10, 2022

MB COVID health orders have been extended until Feb 1, there are COVID outbreaks at two Brandon personal care homes, the paramedic shortage in Westman is burning out those still on the job, cockroaches are getting tougher, and scientists got a closer look at that cube-shaped object on the moon. These stories and more in today's update. 

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