Leon’s Headlines Dec 1: National Day of Action on Child Care; $10 daycare announcement meant 23K spaces to be created. Since announcement 1500 new spots for MB parents.
-3 separate traffics stops in Dauphin last 10 days lead to multiple arrests for weapons and drugs.
-Wpg police investigating Main Street stabbing; 1 person was taken to hospital in critical condition.
-Tribute to Wpg’s famed ‘humbug’ sign will get new home on Polo Park-area fire hall after brewpub asked to take it down due to ‘health and safety’.
-Crime Stoppers billboard launched to help the family of Robert Hutchison; 33 at the time he went missing in 2021; 3yrs later little is known.
-Assiniboine, Caisse Financial & Westoba announce exploration of combining their operations to create a new credit union in MB.
-United Way of Brandon 28th annual Holiday Magic Tree Trimming and Auction Thursday raised $24,000.
-Winnipeg Jets lose 3rd straight; Oilers come back with 3 goals in 3rd to win 3-1.
-Brandon Wheat Kings become the Wheat City Walleye for one night only as they host the Pats tonight at 7pm.
Happy Christmas Lights Day! And Manitoba’s most famous lights have moved. Again. After the apartment that hosted the HUMBUG sign needed renovations, a brewhouse offered to make the sign a home temporarily, but the grinch landlord put a stop to it. So the iconic Christmas Light sign is on the move again.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTMAS VACATION! On this day, December 1 1989, the best Christmas movie of all time hit theatres, CHRISTMAS Vacation! As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark’s employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.
Minnesota school bans cell phones — and students are happy! A Minnesota middle school banned student cellphones a year ago, and the difference it made was “night and day,” according to school officials. “I believe (the ban) is game-changing and will have lasting impacts on our students for years to come.”
Look MA, I found some CASH! If you found $1,000 on the ground, would you turn it in? Almost 1/2 of people wouldn’t.
I can’t believe we ever ate this, or even considered eating it! The Worst Christmas Food Trends Of All Time. Many of us look forward to Christmas as a time to cook our favorite traditional festive recipes. But some Christmas food trends are better left in the past.
SANTA INTERVIEW. Helping Santa with his duties is an honor, but a special honor for this Santa who once had to hold a dying child on what would be his final visit with Santa, and one of his final conversations on earth. Have tissue handy.