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Main break prompts advisory in Souris

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Main break prompts advisory in Souris

Ian Hitchen 2 minute read 9:27 PM CDT

Part of Souris is under a boil water advisory as a precaution following a water main break on Thursday that could compromise the safety of the water supply.

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A boil water advisory has been issued in Souris due to a main break. (The Canadian Press)

Armed robbery lands artist more jail time

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Armed robbery lands artist more jail time

Geena Mortfield 4 minute read Updated: 9:31 AM CDT

A local man known for his art which he created while previously incarcerated will spend more time behind bars after receiving a sentence of nearly four years on Wednesday.

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The Brandon courthouse. (File)

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Guests mingle during a reception at the Assiniboine Community College's Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts building on its North Hill campus Thursday afternoon, prior to the school's annual Foundation Legacy Gala Dinner. The dinner, which was presented by the culinary arts, baking foundations and hotel and restaurant management students, featured a multi-course menu with wine pairings. Proceeds from this year's dinner will support financial awards for Black Canadian students. (Matt Goerzen/The Brandon Sun)

<p>Guests mingle during a reception at the Assiniboine Community College's Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts building on its North Hill campus Thursday afternoon, prior to the school's annual Foundation Legacy Gala Dinner. The dinner, which was presented by the culinary arts, baking foundations and hotel and restaurant management students, featured a multi-course menu with wine pairings. Proceeds from this year's dinner will support financial awards for Black Canadian students. (Matt Goerzen/The Brandon Sun)</p>

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Appeal heard in Alberta hotel manslaughter case

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Appeal heard in Alberta hotel manslaughter case

Angela Amato, The Canadian Press 3 minute read Updated: 6:40 PM CDT

EDMONTON - Alberta's Court of Appeal heard arguments Thursday that a former Ontario truck driver should be tried for a third time in the 2011 death of an Indigenous woman.

Bradley Barton, 55, was sentenced to 12 1/2 years for manslaughter in the death of Cindy Gladue, a Métis and Cree woman who bled to death in a bathtub at the Yellowhead Inn in Edmonton.

Peter Sankoff, one of Barton's lawyers, said the exclusion of some evidence and the question of consent should warrant a new trial.

Sankoff said Barton was unlawfully detained for an exceptionally long period of time.

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Cindy Gladue is shown in a photo presented as a court exhibit in this undated handout photo. The Alberta Court of Appeal is hearing arguments that Bradley Barton, the Ontario truck driver accused in Gladue's death, should be tried for a third time. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Charge laid in homicide; city council makes appointments

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Charge laid in homicide; city council makes appointments

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Charge laid in homicide

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The Brandon Police Service station at 10th and Victoria. (Tim Smith/The Brandon Sun)

Towns fear loss of health services

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Towns fear loss of health services

Michele McDougall 4 minute read 3:00 AM CDT

Leaders in Glenboro are fretting over the possibility of a hospital closure as they await official word from government officials — and it’s a similar story in nearby Carberry.

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Ray Muirhead, mayor of the town of Carberry and Municipality of North Cypress-Langford. (Submitted)

Rural nurse overtime through the roof: Data

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Rural nurse overtime through the roof: Data

Danielle Da Silva 3 minute read 2:45 AM CDT

WINNIPEG — Manitoba nurses who work for two rural health authorities recorded more than 132,000 overtime hours in 2022.

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WINNIPEG — Manitoba nurses who work for two rural health authorities recorded more than 132,000 overtime hours in 2022.

Cab fares set to rise in Brandon

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Cab fares set to rise in Brandon

Ian Hitchen 4 minute read 3:00 AM CDT

The cost of a cab ride in Brandon is rising — but not as high as taxi companies would like.

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A taxi travels along Rosser Avenue in Brandon. City council has granted a fare hike for taxi operators, amounting to a roughly 12 per cent increase. (File)

Health minister faces calls to resign over staff shortages

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Health minister faces calls to resign over staff shortages

Danielle Da Silva 5 minute read 3:00 AM CDT

WINNIPEG — Health Minister Audrey Gordon faced repeated calls for her resignation Wednesday in the wake of a mass exodus of sexual assault nurse examiners from Manitoba’s largest hospital.

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Health Minister Audrey Gordon (Winnipeg Free Press)

Tories fight back in legislature

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Tories fight back in legislature

Carol Sanders 5 minute read 3:00 AM CDT

WINNIPEG — The gloves are coming off in the house as the provincial election looms on the horizon.

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Neither Mark Wasyliw nor the NDP caucus agreed to an interview Wednesday, but issued a statement saying the PC claims are "incorrect" and "Mark Wasyliw does not represent the person in question." (The Canadian Press)

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Woman's body found on path in Fort McMurray park

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Woman's body found on path in Fort McMurray park

The Canadian Press 1 minute read Yesterday at 3:22 AM CDT

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - An investigation is underway following the discovery of a woman's body along a park pathway in Fort McMurray, Alta.

On March 19, Wood Buffalo RCMP were called to Prospect Point Park after the discovery of human remains near a storm pond.

Police say the body was that of a woman in her late 30s.

Wood Buffalo RCMP General Investigation Section has taken charge of the investigation, with the assistance of the RCMP Forensic Identification Services and the Medical Examiner's office.

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FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - An investigation is underway following the discovery of a woman's body along a park pathway in Fort McMurray, Alta.

On March 19, Wood Buffalo RCMP were called to Prospect Point Park after the discovery of human remains near a storm pond.

Police say the body was that of a woman in her late 30s.

Wood Buffalo RCMP General Investigation Section has taken charge of the investigation, with the assistance of the RCMP Forensic Identification Services and the Medical Examiner's office.

Saskatchewan budget projects $1B surplus

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Saskatchewan budget projects $1B surplus

Jeremy Simes, The Canadian Press 5 minute read Updated: Yesterday at 7:38 PM CDT

REGINA - The Saskatchewan government projected a $1-billion surplus in its budget Wednesday, with no new taxes and millions in new spending.

The budget for the coming fiscal year is fuelled by higher non-renewable resource and tax revenue, which Finance Minister Donna Harpauer said reflects “balanced management.”

Harpauer said the government is to use much of the surplus topay down debt, but there is $431 million in new health-care funding.

“When we can, I think it's very important to break down debt,” she told reporters. “It goes to good balance.”

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Finance Minister Donna Harpauer in Regina on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. The Saskatchewan government is delivering its budget today and expectations are high for more program funding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

No repairs planned for 18th Street: Province

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No repairs planned for 18th Street: Province

Geena Mortfield 4 minute read Updated: Yesterday at 9:23 AM CDT

It remains to be seen whether 18th Street will earn a top spot again this year in CAA’s annual Worst Roads campaign, as the province has no active plans to resurface the rutted thoroughfare.

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Part of Brandon’s 18th Street is surrounded by a swollen Assiniboine River. The province says there are no plans to resurface the pothole-riddled thoroughfare. (File)

Disability advocates call for more training

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Disability advocates call for more training

Michele McDougall 4 minute read Yesterday at 3:00 AM CDT

A Westman advocate for people with intellectual disabilities is questioning the sincerity behind the province’s latest announcement, which promises historic funding for the disability sector.

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“I do have concerns that this is just a one-off, lump-sum payment,” said Whitney Hodgins. (Submitted, file)

Bill to require municipal, school trustee candidates to disclose legal issues passes second reading

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Bill to require municipal, school trustee candidates to disclose legal issues passes second reading

Danielle Da Silva 4 minute read Yesterday at 3:00 AM CDT

WINNIPEG — Manitoba lawmakers are pushing forward legislation to require municipal council and school trustee candidates to disclose criminal, drug and tax convictions.

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The private member's bill was first introduced by Brandon East Progressive Conservative MLA Len Isleifson last Thursday. (File)

City approves Keystone funding deal

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City approves Keystone funding deal

Ian Hitchen 3 minute read Yesterday at 3:00 AM CDT

A fresh funding arrangement is expected to secure the Keystone Centre’s financial future while allowing staff to better plan for projects and growth.

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The Keystone Centre in Brandon. (Tim Smith/The Brandon Sun)

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