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Brandon Cop Cleared in Criminal Code Probe by IIU

Brandon Cop Cleared in Criminal Code Probe by IIU

Brandon Police Service CrestA Brandon police officer won’t be facing charges after allegations of potential Criminal Code offences.

The Independent Investigation Unit received a complaint July 5, 2017 into alleged distribution of intimate images of a female civilian attempting to secure a job with the Brandon Police Service.

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Gun Call Leads to $92K Marijuana Seizure in Brandon

Gun Call Leads to $92K Marijuana Seizure in Brandon

Brandon Marijuana Seizure
Brandon police seized 20.5 pounds of marijuana valued at $92,000 from a suspect’s vehicle on July 3. (BPS / TWITTER)

A gun call on July 3 led to the discovery of $92,000 worth of marijuana at a Brandon motel.

Police responded to the 1800 block of 1st Street, but didn’t locate any firearms. However, officers came across 20.5 pounds of marijuana inside a large duffle bag in the trunk of the suspect’s car.

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Cheering for Family: Manitoba Politician Related to Most of Iceland Soccer Team

Cheering for Family: Manitoba Politician Related to Most of Iceland Soccer Team

By The Canadian Press

Len Isleifson
Manitoba MLA Len Isleifson is seen in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Government of Manitoba)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba politician has more than Icelandic heritage fuelling his fandom of the Nordic nation’s soccer team — he also has family ties.

Len Isleifson, legislature member for Brandon East, says he is related to 22 of the team’s 23 players, as well as to its coach.

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Brandon Fires Estimated to Have Caused $25M in Damage

Brandon Fires Estimated to Have Caused $25M in Damage

Brandon Fire
Firefighters work to extinguish fires in downtown buildings in Brandon, Manitoba Saturday, May 19, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

A damage estimate is in for the multiple fires that destroyed several buildings in downtown Brandon last month.

Brandon police say $25 million worth of damage was caused on May 19 when a structural fire began at Christie’s Office Plus on Pacific Avenue. The winds sent the flames and embers to spread to neighbouring buildings, including Collyer’s Sales and Service, Brandon Boxing Club and Kazic Kontracting. The Massey Manor apartment complex across the street, a beer store and adjoining vacant structure located at 5th Street and Rosser Avenue were also damaged.

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