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Brandon could lose its Veterans Affairs office, according to media reports today.
The CBC says that they have learned of eight VA offices across the country that are slated to close.
A statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs appeared to confirm the reports, but said that services would still contintue to be provided in this area.
"Thanks to our partnership with Service Canada, veterans now have 600 points of service where they had 60 before and home visits made by case managers as well as nurses will continue to be available whenever veterans need," said Jean-Christophe de le Rue, a spokesman for Steven Blaney, the minster of Veterans Affairs.
The federal government has previously said that 78 positions would be cut in the March 2012 budget, but the locations of those cuts was not known. There are currently 32 dedicated Veterans Affairs offices across Canada.
Along with Brandon, the CBC identifed offices in Charlettetown, Corner Brook, Syndey, Windsor, London, Kelowna and Saskatoon as slated to close.
The Union of Veterans Affairs Employees told CBC News that the offices would close at the end of the month.