Charge laid in homicide; city council makes appointments

Local Roundup — March 23, 2023


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Charge laid in homicide

The RCMP Major Crime Services unit has made an arrest in connection with a 2019 stabbing in Birdtail Sioux First Nation that resulted in the death of a 28-year-old man.

Cherissee Mckay, 28, was charged with manslaughter on Monday and taken into custody.

The homicide occurred in January 2019 when Manitoba First Nations Police Service found the victim, from Birdtail First Nation, dead from a stab wound.

RCMP Major Crime Services and Manitoba Police Service say they are continuing to investigate.

Driver caught passed out in car

A 34-year-old man was charged after he was allegedly found sleeping in his vehicle Tuesday morning in the 100 block of Rideau Street.

Police found the man passed out inside his running vehicle, which was also littered with alcoholic beverages.

Breath samples showed his blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit.

The man was charged with care and control while ability impaired and will appear in court on March 30.

Police looking for info

Brandon police are looking for information related to a break and enter of a residential storage unit on the 3400 block of McDonald Avenue.

Suspects pried open the door over several days and stole a variety of power tools, including Yamaha and Makita brands.

Anyone with information about the thefts is encouraged to contact Brandon police.

Weed warrior appointed

Perhaps it’s not the grandest title a city can bestow, but it’s an important one.

Brandon City Council has appointed Scott Ramsay as weed inspector for the 2023 season.

Under the Noxious Weeds Act, municipalities are responsible for the control of noxious weeds on public and private lands, which can seriously impact agriculture, a city council report notes.

Ramsay has his integrated pest management certificate and is a certified pesticide applicator. When weed problems arise, he’ll inspect the problem and propose solutions.

Planning commission adds members

There will be a few new faces around the table at the planning commission starting next month.

At Monday’s council meeting, Colleen Anderson and Garnet Boyd were appointed to the commission for three-year terms that will start April 1. Keith Edmunds was appointed for a two-year term.

Two of those positions needed to be filled as members reached the end of their terms. The third appointment is a replacement for Philip Sieklicki, who resigned.

The duties of the five-member commission include holding hearings and making decisions on variances and conditional uses. It also makes recommendations to council on the city’s zoning bylaw, subdivisions that create a new public road, and the naming of parks and streets.

» The Brandon Sun

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