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Monday, September 21, 2020

Confirmed case of COVID-19 case at Meadows School

Manitoba Public Health officials have advised Meadows School of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school portable on Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16, 2020. This case was not acquired at school. Meadows School is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. Upon learning of this information, the school immediately…

Manitoba’s minimum wage rises Oct. 1

Manitoba Finance reminds Manitobans the minimum wage will increase by 25 cents to $11.90 Oct. 1. The increase of 25 cents per hour will raise the current minimum wage to $11.90 from $11.65. This adjustment is based on Manitoba’s 2019 inflation rate of 2.2 per cent, rounding up to the nearest five cents. Budget 2019…

City of Brandon Proceeding with Removal of Dike Plug at Grand Valley Road

Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon Emergency Response Control Group is finalizing plans to remove the earthen dike plug at the intersection of 18th Street North and Grand Valley Road (PR #459). The plug was installed in early July of this year as a means of protecting the community against any surge of water…

Combine Blaze Extinguished by Whitehead Fire Department

On Wednesday afternoon Whitehead Fire Department from the town of Alexander, MB responded to reports of a combine on fire, approximately 4 miles south-west of Kemnay. The combine was nearly fully-involved with fire upon arrival of fire crews, and was producing large amounts of black smoke that could be seen for miles. Firefighters made quick…

Investigation leads to the seizure of over 3.5 million contraband cigarettes in Brandon, 4 suspects arrested

Manitoba Finance Taxation Special Investigations Unit and the Brandon Police Service Major Crimes Section recently concluded with the arrest of 4 males and the seizure of a significant quantity of illegal tobacco.  Through collaborative investigation, the involved agencies identified that a group of Manitoba residents were smuggling illegal tobacco into Manitoba from a First Nations…
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