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New Year's revellers flock to hot spots despite the cold

Nancy Heide and Joe Pelaia bring in 2014 with a smile during a New Year's Eve Latin dance party with Son Latino at the Royal Oak Inn.

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Nancy Heide and Joe Pelaia bring in 2014 with a smile during a New Year's Eve Latin dance party with Son Latino at the Royal Oak Inn. (COLIN CORNEAU/BRANDON SUN)

Richard and Angela Bishoff take to the dance floor during a New Year's Eve Latin dance party with Son Latino at the Royal Oak Inn.

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Richard and Angela Bishoff take to the dance floor during a New Year's Eve Latin dance party with Son Latino at the Royal Oak Inn. (COLIN CORNEAU/BRANDON SUN)

Congregants join hands during a New Year's Eve mass at St. Hedwig's Catholic church on Eleventh Street.

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Congregants join hands during a New Year's Eve mass at St. Hedwig's Catholic church on Eleventh Street. (COLIN CORNEAU/BRANDON SUN)

Not even -40 C temperatures with the windchill could deter Brandonites from ringing in the New Year in style.

At Remington’s Seafood and Steakhouse, the champagne was flowing and the piano was playing as diners puckered up and kissed 2013 goodbye.

"We were very busy and we had live music, so I think that brought a lot of people in," Remington’s manager Jodi Mellom said. "I don’t think anyone stayed away because of the cold, if anything it might have brought more people in. A lot of people didn’t want to travel too far and met here instead."

Reservations were a necessity on New Year’s Eve as most of the city’s top eateries were booked solid.

Mellom said the crowd was mainly made up of couples who went out together for a romantic dinner or groups of friends who were celebrating the birth of a new year.

Remington’s offered a "set menu," offering a four-course diner for between $50-$65.

"The thinking behind it is that it keeps the kitchen running smoothly so that they’re not overwhelmed and we get the food out to everyone as fast as possible and everyone gets a good meal," Mellom said.

While diners kept servers throughout the city on their toes, drunkards get Brandon police officers busy.

At least nine people were arrested and several charges were laid as some people woke up on the cold floor of the drunk tank with nothing more than a headache and court date for their troubles.

"There were a lot of drunk people to deal with," Const. Chris James said.

Part of the high numbers were attributed to the celebrations combined with the frigid weather, he said.

"There is always a concern when there are people out in the cold at this time of year. It’s one of the determining factors of why we have to lodge people is we can’t find someone to turn them over to and they need to get out of the cold."

Police also issued two impaired charges.

Shortly before 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, officers were called to a south west residence after a father and son got into a fight.

Upon arrival police learned the son showed up at the residence drunk and threatened to kill his father which led to a fight.

A witness also reported that the son crashed his truck into a tree on the 3000-block of Park Avenue on the way to his father’s residence. He has been charged with impaired driving and uttering threats of death. He was taken to Brandon Correctional Centre and lodged until he sobered up.

At about the same time, police stopped a vehicle on the 1500-block of McTavish Avenue after the driver hit a parked vehicle and failed to stop.

The driver refused a breath sample but did show signs of impaired driving.

He was charged with impaired driving and several other traffic offences.

» ctweed@brandonsun.com

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 2, 2014

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