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Brandon Woman Punched in the Face Trying to Apologize to Ex-Boyfriend

Brandon Woman Punched in the Face Trying to Apologize to Ex-Boyfriend

Brandon Police Service CrestA Brandon woman was punched in the face on Wednesday while attempting to apologize for an argument with her ex-boyfriend.

Police say the victim went to the man’s home at around 1:45 a.m. and was standing at the exterior door, when she was punched in the face.

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There’s a Reason Newspapers Are Struggling: Waddell

There’s a Reason Newspapers Are Struggling: Waddell

By Ken Waddell, myWestman

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(Newspaper image via Shutterstock)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Over the years, my experience has lead me to a well-established philosophy about how to run a newspaper. It is fairly simple. Define your coverage area, print news that is relevant to your coverage area, try to only print the facts in the news stories and opinions on the editorial or opinion pages. With that philosophy in mind, it drives me crazy to read our three daily papers in Manitoba. While they have good, well-intentioned staff who may know their coverage area fairly well, they always seem to wander off topic, and quite badly. It has been reported, both in public financial statements and in observational articles, that daily papers are losing strength. It should not come as a surprise.

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Canada Day 2017: Where to Celebrate #Canada150 in Winnipeg

Canada Day 2017: Where to Celebrate #Canada150 in Winnipeg

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(Maple leaf image via Milleflore Images / Shutterstock)

Canada’s 150th birthday is being celebrated far and wide this year, including locally in Winnipeg across Manitoba. Here’s what’s happening to ring in our country’s special day on Saturday, July 1.

The Forks
Canada Day’s biggest celebration in Winnipeg will be at The Forks, as Canada 150 festivities take over the city’s busiest tourist spot. Whitehorse headlines the main stage, with over 50 local acts booked to perform on five stages.

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Building on the Move Cutting Power in Brandon Area

Building on the Move Cutting Power in Brandon Area

Power Lines - Hydro

A planned power outage on Tuesday, June 27 will affect customers near the Trans-Canada Highway in the Brandon area.

A large building being moved to Saskatchewan will need power lines temporarily shut off to ensure a safe passage. The move will begin at Riverbend Colony southeast of Carberry.

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New Pediatric Ward Opens at Brandon Regional Health Centre

New Pediatric Ward Opens at Brandon Regional Health Centre

Pediatric Ward - BRHC
The pediatric ward at Brandon Regional Health Centre officially opened on Friday, June 23, 2017. (PRAIRIE MOUNTAIN HEALTH / HANDOUT)

The new pediatric ward at Brandon Regional Health Centre is now open on a recently renovated second-floor space of the hospital.

The ward features seven single rooms in addition to a new playroom and opened for patients and families at the end of May 2017.

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Shoplifters Try to Fool Self-Checkout at Brandon Walmart

Shoplifters Try to Fool Self-Checkout at Brandon Walmart

Brandon Police Service CrestThinking they could only scan some of their items at the Walmart self-checkout in Brandon, three people are facing theft charges.

Police were called to the Walmart in the Corral Centre Thursday evening where two people failed to pay for just under $200 in clothing, food and electronics prior to leaving the store. A 43-year-old man and 36-year-old woman were released to appear in court in August.

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Brandon Delivery Driver Stabbed, Robbed

Brandon Delivery Driver Stabbed, Robbed

Brandon Police Service CrestA Brandon food delivery driver was stabbed and robbed while on the job Monday afternoon.

Police were called to the 500 Block of 11th Street just before 2:30 p.m. where the male driver was approached by a man and a woman. They demanded cash and the victim’s vehicle. During a struggle with the suspects, the victim was stabbed in the arm.

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Co-Op Donates $430,000 to Manitoba Organizations

Co-Op Donates $430,000 to Manitoba Organizations

By Tyler Sutherland

Co-op Community Spaces Program
Five Manitoba organizations have received funding from the Co-op Community Spaces Program. (YOUTUBE)

Five Manitoba community organizations have received a combined $430,000 for their initiatives from Federated Co-operatives Limited.

Through the Co-op Community Spaces Program, 27 community-based recreation, conservation and urban agriculture projects across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba received funding.

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