Headlines Sept 7:
1st day jitters in the air yesterday as thousands went back to class for 2023-24 Manitoba school year.
-Substance use, mental health linked to city’s 4 homicides: Brandon police. A sharp uptick for Brandon, as there were 3 homicides in 2019, none in 20 or 21 and 1 in 2022.
-Finally a break; Bank of Canada holds its key interest rate steady amid mounting evidence the economy is slowing, but isn’t declaring victory yet.
-Sunrise Credit Union signs a naming rights partnership with the new arena in Minnedosa, naming it Sunrise Credit Union Centre.
-Brandon is facing a $1.5M budget shortfall it’s not sure it can make up by the end of the fiscal year, according to a report from the audit and finance committee at Monday’s Council meeting. Departments have been asked to find $500,000 in savings as the shortfall is blamed on extra costs for downtown security, annual library grant & revenue losses from the closure of the Sportsplex and lower supplemental taxes.
-Argos & Blue Bombers can become the first 2 CFL teams to secure post-season berths this week. Toronto hosts Montreal, while Winnipeg needs a home victory over SK.
-The Wpg Jets announced single-game tickets for the 23-24 season go on sale at noon Friday. The Jets host former head coach Paul Maurice & the Stanley Cup runner-up Florida Panthers in the home opener Oct. 14.
-Jess Moskaluke brings her Winter Wonderland Tour to Brandon’s WMCA Dec 4 and the Watson Art Centre Dauphin December 5th.
Public health agency launches probe into Air Canada vomit incident. We told you earlier this week Air Canada said it apologized to two passengers who were escorted off the plane by security after protesting that their seats were soiled before boarding a flight from Las Vegas to Montreal. Now the government is getting involved to clean up the mess.
IT’S NATIONAL BEER LOVERS DAY!!!!
Toyota enters luxury car market with a $170,000 Luxury Model! Love the Corolla and Tercel, and in fact one of my first cars was a Tercel. But if you have $170K would you but this new Toyota?
Ai at the Grammy Awards? Apparently the Ai generated Drake and the Weeknd song ‘Heart On My Sleeve’ is going to be submitted for Grammy consideration, sparking a larger conversation surrounding artists’ rights when it comes to their voices. What do you think about this?
SMILE ALERT: Sweet shelter dogs say goodbye to front desk staff after they’re adopted.
Madonna injury during rehearsal and Bruce cancels dates. Thankfully Madonna’s injuries are minor but Bruce Springsteen is postponing more tour dates due to ongoing illness. The musician, 73, took to social media on Wednesday, to reveal he’s suffering from peptic ulcer disease.
TISSUE ALERT: Dad breaks down in tears when he realizes grandson is named after him.
TAKE YOUR TAGS and STICKERS OFF: ‘It might end up over there and not get on the plane.’ An Airport Worker Shared A Simple Tip To Prevent Lost Luggage.
RETHINK Travel to these places: 23 Countries That STILL Have Covid Restrictions for Entry. They don’t sound like fun places anyway.
The Burger Topping Fans Can’t Live Without: More than 40,000 people voted in a burger topping survey, and 49% of voters agreed that a burger without this ingredient just isn’t worth enjoying.
EXCELLENT FALL COCKTAIL ALERT: Add Fireball To Your Next Pumpkin Spice Latte For A Boozy Treat.
HALLOWEEN DRINK ALERT: Brain Hemorrhage Shots Are The Halloween Drinks That Taste As Scary As They Look.
Who comes UP WITH THIS? Does your favorite number make you look fat? Some athletes choose lower numbers to look slimmer.
Al Pacino, 83, and Noor Alfallah, 29, split three months after welcoming baby… and she’s filed for physical custody to pave way for child support.
First Meta. Could Canada ban foreign made phones next? China Bans Foreign Phones, Including iPhones, for Government Work.
GARDEN GREMLINS. Pets that eat our garden veggies. These David Attenborough-style videos from “Lu-Seal Manor” are just terrific and ridiculously cute.
DAD BUSTS HER! BUSTED! haha