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Feds help local homeless

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Merv Tweed. (File)

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Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Merv Tweed. (File) (POSTMEDIA)

More than $3.6 million in federal funding will be going to the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation over the next year, to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Brandon-Souris MP Merv Tweed made the announcement this morning at city hall.

"Our government is giving a hand up to vulnerable Canadians to help them meet certain basic needs and break free from the cycle of homelessness and poverty," Tweed said. "We are pleased to support the BNRC in its efforts to find local solutions to local problems.

The Homelessness Partnering Strategy funding will support projects in Brandon and in rural and remote parts of Manitoba, including projects that meet aboriginal needs.

» For the full story, see Saturday's Brandon Sun.

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