Leon’s Headlines Nov 29: Inflation stunts Giving Tuesday in MB. Some non-profits see big adjustments in size & frequency of contributions.
-Brandon police arrest 2 men in separate alleged sexual assault incidents. One involved an alleged assault on a youth at a residence, and the other a 24yr old in a workplace.
-Wpg officer shoots man dead after being pinned by vehicle during traffic stop, Police watchdog to investigate.
-Ottawa gives $350K for Brandon housing & handivan transit; to help repair 26 apartments, 3 emergency shelters & vehicles for 2 handivan services.
-Assiniboine Community College announced nearly $700K in financial awards at a #HumbleBrag announcement was held on Giving Tuesday at Victoria East campus.
-2 from Mexico in custody after Wpg police seize $1.3M in meth & fentanyl. | Judge finds MB doctor guilty of sex assault of 5 patients in St. Anne, SE of Wpg, 2001 to 20017.
-2 dozen concerned citizens out in the cold in Dauphin Monday evening; denied entry to the MVSD board meeting, as they heard presentations in response to a Nov push for book bans, pronoun policy, parental rights.
-Rogers Sugar strike: MB businesses frantically search for other sugar sources.
-Wheat Kings name & logo change for ONE night ONLY Friday. Wheat City Walleye theme jersey & special merch at Dec 1 game.
-NHL: Dallas shut out Jets 2-0.
WHEAT KINGS NAME CHANGE. Just for one night. You know this is going to confuse a few senior hockey fans who are not paying attention! Friday night, the Brandon Wheat Kings will adopt a new name and Jersey as the Wheat City Walleye, as a clever marketing campaign and nod to the “tradition of fishing in the area”. Look for Wheat City Walleye theme jerseys, special merch and confuzsed fans who missed the announcement.
The Tkachuk bowl wasn’t pretty for the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers. All players on ice tossed from a game, and a pissed of Grandma Tkachuk makes for a pretty funny hockey game, still making the rounds this morning.
From BRANDON to NYC at Christmas! Sun Seeker Bernice is in NEW YORK CITY for the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree tonight. SOooooo jelous. Thankfully she’s sending lots of pictures and video. Have fun!
(TGS Regular Sun Seeker ZOOMBABERNICE in NYC!)
(THANKS for the pics Bernice!)
TREE LIGHTS TONIGHT! We all can’t be in NYC with Bernice, so the Christmas in Rockefeller Center on TV tonight will be the next best thing, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, who recently relocated her hit daytime talk series The Kelly Clarkson Show from L.A. to the Big Apple. Here’s the list of stars set to appear tonight at 7pm local.
Airplane Passengers Have Panic Attacks While Enduring Horrifying Turbulence. Though airplane turbulence may be normal doesn’t mean it can’t be f—king terrifying, a lesson several scared Aeroflot passengers recently discovered the hard way while on a very bumpy ride to Moscow, Russia.
Oops. We landed at the wrong airport. Airline Flies To Wrong Airport In Nigeria, Lies About It. This is now getting quite a bit of regulatory scrutiny, after the airline clearly lied about the cause of what happened.
This flight smells funny. First transatlantic flight using 100% sustainable jet fuel takes off. Heathrow pushes for sustainable aviation fuel so get ready for UK’s ‘jet zero’ plane fueled by used cooking oil? The first transatlantic flight by a commercial airliner fully powered by “sustainable” jet fuel will take off from London Heathrow this week.
Alcohol is quite the thing. Too much can mean instant viral video when you get out of hand. A JetBlue passenger says flight attendants won’t serve her drinks because they’re prejudiced. You be the judge.