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Operation Red Nose Reports 4,450 Safe Rides During Holiday Season

Operation Red Nose Reports 4,450 Safe Rides During Holiday Season

Operation Red NoseThe numbers are in and Operation Red Nose safely drove home more than 4,450 Manitobans this past holiday season.

The free, volunteer-run service provides designated drivers to help revellers return home safely in their own vehicles throughout the month of December.

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Manitoba Restaurant Charges $15 for Bud Light to Promote Craft Beer Instead

Manitoba Restaurant Charges $15 for Bud Light to Promote Craft Beer Instead

By The Canadian Press

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In this Monday, April 7, 2014, file photo, aluminum bottles of Bud Light beer are on display at Alcoa headquarters in Pittsburgh. Ordering a standard, big-brand beer in one Brandon, Manitoba restaurant can leave your wallet hammered a lot more than you. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Gene Puskar, File)

BRANDON, Man. – Ordering a standard, big-brand beer in one western Manitoba restaurant can leave your wallet hammered a lot more than you.

Prairie Firehouse in Brandon has decided to charge $15 for a regular-size can of Bud Light — double or more the price of other suds on the menu.

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Let’s Get Mistakable: Manitoba Man Confused for Boyfriend of Olivia Newton-John

Let’s Get Mistakable: Manitoba Man Confused for Boyfriend of Olivia Newton-John

By The Canadian Press

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An Australian tabloid story claims an exclusive picture of “Patrick McDermott,” but is actually Wes Stobbe of Brandon, Manitoba. (NEW IDEA)

BRANDON, Man. – Wes Stobbe had never read a gossip tabloid beyond glances in the grocery checkout line, and was gobsmacked when his mother-in-law handed him a copy of one with his face on the front page.

“Olivia Newton-John’s Runaway Lover Found Alive!” read a headline in a Nov. 27 edition of the National Enquirer.

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Man Jumps Out of Hotel Window to Escape Brandon Police

Man Jumps Out of Hotel Window to Escape Brandon Police

Brandon Police Service CrestBrandon police were called to a west end hotel on Friday after staff say a man falsely identified himself as working for a national company to obtain a hotel room.

Police arrived and the man jumped out of the hotel room window to try and get away. The canine unit was brought in and tracked the guest to a garden shed in the area.

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