Headlines Oct 27: More snow overnight in the Brandon region will make the Friday morning drive tricky as winter arrives early this week.
-Halloween and trick-or-treating events taking place across MB this weekend.
-The 35th annual Dauphin’s Countryfest, dubbed “35 and Still Alive,” will take place from June 28th – 30th 2024 and announced this year’s lineup. Alabama, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jo Dee Messina, Mark Chesnutt, and Diamond Rio are among the mainstage artists, along with Michelle Wright, Jason McCoy, Doc Walker, Patricia Conroy, Lisa Brokop, and Beverley Mahood.
-BPS investigating a break-in at the City of Brandon’s compound on McGregor Wed. Suspects stole 2 Milwaukee power drills, 2 impact drills, plus batteries for the tools.
-Brandon marks 1st in-person Canadian citizenship ceremony in almost 4 years. 45 people from 11 countries took oaths Thursday.
-2 Brandon families have moved into their new Habitat Manitoba homes. Since 2014 the Brandon Chapter has built 17 homes for low-income working families.
-Vandalism, social posts, shooting among potentially hate-motivated as Police also issue a plea to demonstrators in Wpg; ask to consider moving their events to avoid a drain on police resources.
-MB Chamber president believes Jets can overcome attendance woes, after drawing 11K fans Tuesday vs St. Louis, the lowest attendance without covid restrictions since coming from Atlanta. Last night the Jets down Red Wings 4-1. Wheat Kings beat Moose Jaw 4-3 in front of 2K at the Keystone Centre.
-Winnipeg is the only Canadian stop on Chris Stapleton’s new tour; April 3 Canada Life Centre.
HAPPY HALLOWEEKEND! Here’s a taste of some of the low cost/free community/charity events happening this weekend around Westman!
WOAH BABY! A Cambridge, Ont family is welcoming home a chubby newborn weighing 14 pounds eight ounces. Ayres, who was delivered via caesarean section, is the biggest baby born at Cambridge Memorial Hospital since 2010, the year the hospital started keeping track of that data. Parents Chance and Britteney Ayres said they knew he was going to be a large baby but was surprised when she saw his actual weight. He was born 14.5 pounds! Sonny is the couple’s fifth child.
Small crowds at games and now GAMBLING. The NHL suspended Ottawa Senators forward Shane Pinto for 41 games Thursday, making the 22-year-old the first hockey player banned for sports gambling. But the whole story is really short on details, and fans are upset, as they’re bombarded with ads for gambling. The league said the half-season ban was for “activities relating to sports wagering” and that its investigation found no evidence Pinto bet on NHL games. It did not release other details, including what Pinto did or how he was caught.
Is you see Taylor at football, she can afford to buy you a beer. Or 1000. Taylor Swift is officially a billionaire. Between her extensive back catalogue and busy touring schedule, the singer’s net worth has risen to an estimated $1.1b.
Ceiling Fans. What direction are yours going? Why You Should Change Your Ceiling Fan Direction This Winter, as a pro, says it will save you energy and money.
People Are Eating Pineapple To Fall Asleep Faster—and Science Says It Works. First it was Lettuce water and now this!
EV’s got no speed for pickup? Check this out. The electric racecar “MAYHEM” has set a new world record for acceleration of an electric car on the 01.09. 2023. The vehicle accelerated from zero to 100 km/h in 0.956 seconds within a distance of 12.3 meters. Impressive and yes, generally pretty quiet!