Headlines Aug 3:
-ACC to launch 2 new ag programs in Sept 2024 after receiving $2M in funding from the provincial government.
-Omegle, a lesser known social media site, asks court to rule on U.S. trafficking lawsuit involving Brandon man without a trial. American woman sued website for $22M for introducing her to man who abused her, other underage girls.
-Liquor Mart staff back in stores over Aug Long, union says. Liquor and Lotteries announces lockout at Express outlets starting Thurs.
-40 pavilions to be featured at Folklorama starting Sunday in Winnipeg.
-Province spending $1.5B to rebuild core of MB’s largest hospital, calling it the largest health capital investment in province’s history.
-WAA is forecasting over 4M passengers by the end of the year as travel returns to normal post Covid.
-4 New Yurts are coming to Duck Mountain Provincial Park for Aug. 18. Reservations for the new yurts will open Aug. 10 at manitobaparks.com.
-Brandon Friendship Centre will receive up to nearly $200,000 in government funding after a provincial announcement Wednesday.
-Wpg Jets launch new ticket pack options after consultation with fans.
-Justin Trudeau, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau announce separation after 18 yr marriage.
(one of a million Memes joking about the PM’s new “single-ness”)
And that’s where we begin! the two announced Wednesday they were separating in an unexpected announcement that appeared to mark the end of the couple’s 18-year high-profile marriage. Trudeau, 51, and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, 48, were married in May 2005 and have three children, aged 15, 14 and nine. On their anniversary in 2020, he described her as “my rock, my partner, and my best friend.” This is the first time a sitting PM has had a separation or divorce since 1977, a painful historical parallel. His father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, separated from his wife, Margaret when he too was in office. While some may see this as politically hurtful for the PM, others say Canadians will rally around the newly single and popular PM. Only time will tell, but in the meantime the jokes and memes keep coming!
BIG BREAK UPS NOT DONE YET?!?!?! Oh there’s trouble all over “Loveland” this year. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Putting on a ‘United Front’ Due to Public Scrutiny, but rumors persist that they are next.
HOPE for LOVE YET! How about a reconciliation? This couple dated for a while then broke up, as Tom Cruise chased down another woman. But news this morning the two may be back together as they both find themselves newly single.
$149 for all you can fly for one month! But why isn’t this available for Canadians?!?! Grrrrrrr. This airline flies out of Bismarck and we’ve emailed 4 times asking for a response to this question. We’ll keep trying, because that is a seriously good deal for those who like to fly. They also offer an all you can fly deal seasonally and for the entire year! Is it a good deal?
Big Brother is Back on the air. But the season has shifted from a Summer show into a Summer/Fall show, and there was a reality crossover surprise guest announcement. The show used to run June-Sept, but with the writers strike, it’s likely that Season 25 will conclude with Episode 37 on Thursday, October 26. Here’s the latest:
HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY NATIONAL LAMPOONS VACATION!!!!
Here we thought Americans didn’t like Ketchup Chips. Apparently some do, and are willing to drive a ways to get them! This father and son drove clear across America to get to a Niagara Falls store and pick up a truckload of the chips!
🛼Roller Disco is ON!🛼On August 9 from 7:00-9:00 PM at Sportsplex Arena! Skate rentals are available curtesy of the Wheat City Roller Derby League, pre-booking of the skates open at noon August 9th!
Very cool art instalation at Rockn’ The Fields Minnedosa! It’s a guitar that stands at over 25ft, and weighs a combined total of 1640 pounds with the stand included. It was crafted by Cary Clarke from Minnedosa who started working on it May 31, 2023 and worked steady on it for 2 straight months. This was made with ALL recycled and scrap materials. Steel was donated by Westman Salvage and the instruments inside of it were donated by musicians friends. Inside there are drum cymbals 🥁, 3 guitars 🎸 and a mini guitar, 2 saxophones 🎷 and 3 microphone stands 🎤 The lights were recycled from the light trusses. 27 band names are welded into the body and room to add more bands names for years to come. 💫