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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Fear mongering served up in the food court

  One of the low points of the local provincial election campaign to date came at the 27-minute point into a debate earlier this week in the food court at the downtown Town Centre. “I think we just heard the code for ‘you’re going to be cut’,” Brandon East NDP incumbent Drew Caldwell stated. “A…

Asessippi season wraps up with a splash

That's a wrap on the ski season at Asessippi Ski Area & Resort, near Russell, MB. Conditions were quite fine and an estimated 200 skiers and boarders came out to celebrate the end of the season with one last run. My son Riley just purchased a snowboard at Brandon's Stream & Wood and was really…

Tenth and Rosser: Some notes and quotes

The Eighth Street Bridge should be turned into a weather-protected active transportation corridor. No, that’s not exactly what administration is recommending to city council. It’s a policy plank from my run for council’s Rosser Ward in 2014. What city council will debate at its regular meeting Monday night is a recommendation — after some very…

Attendance heats up for 2016 Winter Fair

The 2016 Royal Manitoba Fair wrapped up Saturday night and attendance over the week was up about 8,000 visits from last year. Over the six days, the fair reported it saw 110,000 visits. Figures I have from the 2015 event pegged that number at 102,000. Why the increase? Well, the 2015 version suffered from bad…

Hey Pally, don’t leave us hanging!

The PC Party is doing very well so far in the provincial election campaign. The mainstream media appears to be less hostile than usual — almost warming up to the Tories at times — and the polls are still in the party’s favour. But it’s no secret the way the vote splits and the concentration…
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