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Friday Jul 08, 2022

Starting Monday there will be free access for the entire week into Manitoba's provincial parks, the price of gas has dropped a few cents in Brandon, MPI says physical damage claims to vehicles have spiked, and Boston Pizza founder and former Dragon's Den star Jim Treliving will be in Virden on Monday. These stories and more in today's update. 

Thursday Jul 07, 2022

Work on the dock for a new canoe/kayak cove at Brandon Riverbank is to begin next week, Brandon's Kinsmen Pool re-opens today, Brandon cops had to spring into action to help a stabbing victim, the Canadian military's new dress code will allow long hair and nails, and face tattoos - and Canada is the top choice for people in many countries looking to relocate. These stories and more in today's update.  

Wednesday Jul 06, 2022

A strike by 750 CN Rail signal and communication workers has ended, a crash killed two elderly people from the RM of Glenboro-South Cypress on Monday, a 42-year-old Dauphin woman faces drugs and weapons charges after a traffic stop by RCMP last week, and if your neighbourhood has lots of dogs, it probably has a lower crime rate. These stories and more in today's update.

Tuesday Jul 05, 2022

Brandon city council is considering borrowing $30-million to pay for sewer upgrades in the southwest part of the city, local group 'Brandon Salutes' has a way for you to show support for soldiers from CFB Shilo who are serving in Latvia, and the Conservative Party of Canada was number one among political parties in gathering donations last year. These stories and more in today's update.   

Monday Jul 04, 2022

Some Westman ER's are closing temporarily because of shortage of staff, gas has dropped in price in Brandon (for now), the City of Brandon is seeking a contractor to assess the streets, and this might be worth the gas for a trip to Calgary: the Museum of Failure is now open until the end of August.

Thursday Jun 30, 2022

A group of unvaccinated health-care workers placed on unpaid leave last fall is suing the Manitoba government, the province has eased restrictions at care homes due to lower COVID transmission levels, mosquito numbers in Brandon have shot up again, and it's Canada Day weekend at Brandon Riverbank Discovery Centre. These stories and more in today's update. 

Wednesday Jun 29, 2022

A 72-year-old Brandon man fought off a 25-year-old attacker last week, the search for 41-year-old Jordon Ross continues along the Assiniboine River just west of Brandon, the backlog of surgeries and tests in Manitoba is declining - and work to get Kayak Cove ready at Brandon Riverbank Discovery Centre is to begin soon. These stories and more in today's update.  

Tuesday Jun 28, 2022

Brandon councillor Bruce Luebke has announced he's running for re-election this fall, Brandon city council has amended regulations for open-air fire pits, Mounties are still searching for a suspect in connection with a double stabbing in Camperville - and Brandon Riverbank Discovery Centre is gearing up for Canada Day. These stories and more in today's update. 

Monday Jun 27, 2022

The search for a missing Brandon man continues today, Peguis First Nation has declared another state of emergency due to flooding, a racist float in a Sundre, Alberta parade has garnered outrage - and tomorrow's Lotto Max jackpot is a whopping $70-million. These stories and more in today's update. 

Friday Jun 24, 2022

Changes to Westman's electoral boundaries are being proposed, Souris Health Centre's ER closing next week, Ducks Unlimited has topped its conservation targets in Manitoba - and Canada has placed three cities on the Top 10 list of the most livable cities in the world. These stories and more in today's update. 

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