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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Province Announces Mandatory Entry-level Training for Commercial Truck Drivers

As part of the Manitoba government’s commitment to public safety, mandatory entry-level training for commercial truck drivers will be implemented Sept. 1, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today.  Requirements will include 121.5 hours of training, which is consistent with other provinces including Alberta and Saskatchewan. “Our government is focused on public safety on our roads…

First Responders & Public Safety Personnel to gather for mental health conference

Brandon & Area Suicide Prevention Implementation Network (SPIN) is excited to bring Dr. Nicholas Carleton, Professor of Clinical Psychology, from University of Regina to Brandon for our annual conference on May 1, 2019 at the Clarion Hotel & Suites.  The focus of this year’s conference is Public Safety Personnel: Best Practices Regarding Trauma and PTSD. …

Police arrest suspect in Brandon storage locker break-ins

Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release As a result of a police investigation, a 20-year-old Brandon male was identified from video surveillance footage breaking in to multiple storage lockers in the west end of Brandon and stealing a large number of items including tires, bicycles and other household items.  The male was arrested and released…

Search warrant nets firearms, ammunition & stolen motorcycle

Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release As part of the ongoing police investigation, another search warrant was executed in the RM of Oakland resulting in the recovery of 11 firearms, ammunition and a stolen motorcycle.  The previously charged 31-year-old Brandon male was charged with further offences related to the unauthorized possession of firearms and possession…

Virden, Swan River selected among rural communities for expansion of retail cannabis

To meet its goal of having a non-medical cannabis retail store available within a 30-minute drive for 90 per cent of Manitobans within two years of legalization, the Manitoba government is finalizing a selection process for the second phase of its retail rollout, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today. “Following the federal…
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