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  • Morning Mess -- Buddy Benches in Brandon

    How ironic that I would visit a school I once attended for a brief time, to deliver a project that would help kids make friends.

  • Guest Columnist -- Education policy changes needed to improve academic achievement

    It has been two weeks since Manitoba got the bad news on its results from the Canada-wide tests of students, and I’m still waiting to hear how the provincial government thinks it can arrest the slide.

  • A growing desire for Keystone Forest

    One of the key selling points our community uses to market itself to potential newcomers — and those it's trying to persuade to stay here — is the quality of life to be had in Brandon.

  • Pink sees green

    Despite the chill in the air, hundreds of folks young and old showed up dressed in pink at Assiniboine Community College on Oct. 5 to show their dedication to the cause and to run for a cure for breast cancer.

  • All Dressed Up -- Chocolate Ball a grand success

    Some 285 people attended the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation’s signature charity Gala Dinner and Dance on Sept. 27. The sold-out Chocolate Ball was held in the Grand Salon of the Victoria Inn.

  • Small World -- Eradicating poverty is a lot like winning at hockey

    This year, the Brandon Wheat Kings started off the Western Hockey League season very well indeed, and we can only hope that the Winnipeg Jets squeak into the National Hockey League playoffs in the spring! Hockey, love it or hate it, is indeed a part of our Canadian culture and men in particular philosophize on life using hockey analogies.

  • Major production a must-see

    Neelin is proud to announce that this year’s musical production will be “Catch Me If You Can.”

  • Guest Columnist -- Morales has transformed Bolivia

    On Oct. 12, 1492, the Spaniards under the command of Christopher Columbus “discovered” the American continent and started a story of war against “indian” civilizations and the sacking of their land and resources.

  • Guest Columnist -- BSD race cause for concern

    With less than a week to go in the Brandon School Division election campaign, there must be candidates out there worried about being the sole person who will lose. With only nine people running for eight city ward positions, someone has to come in last.

  • Guest Columnist -- More women needed on councils

    Women represent 20 per cent of the city council candidates and 25 per cent of the mayoral candidates in Brandon’s civic election.

  • The Doctor Game -- Broadcast ruling 'illogical'

    Do you remember the movie “Network?” Peter Finch portrays evening news anchor Howard Beale. He’s depressed about corruption, crime, unemployment and other societal ills. So angry he decides to speak his mind during the evening broadcast, to everyone’s surprise. Finally, after raving about injustices, he shouts, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore,” repeatedly. Then Beale tells listeners to go to their windows and shout, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”


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