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Sun Burst for June 22, 2021


Top Stories

  • Dozens gather to remember: Themes of truth, love and healing dominated an event to honour residential school survivors at the site of the former Brandon Indian Residential School on Monday.
  • Frustration setting in for rural graduates: While Killarney School’s graduation ceremony is set to take place on Wednesday, Tammy Munroe believes that unnecessarily stringent health guidelines will make this otherwise landmark event a big disappointment for students like her daughter.
  • Province commits $2.5M for burial sites: While Indigenous people took part in a ceremony to honour residential school survivors at the site of the former Brandon Indian Residential School on National Indigenous Peoples Day, the provincial government committed $2.5 million to begin work on supporting identification, investigation, protection and commemoration of Indian residential school burial sites across the province on Monday.
  • Residential school survivor takes 'Walk of Sorrow’: Patricia Ballantyne took a break from her cross-country “Walk of Sorrow” campaign once she entered the Wheat City, deciding to stick around for National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Weather

  • TUESDAY: Mix of sun and cloud during the day with a high of 26 C. Clear overnight and a low of 14 C.  
  • WEDNESDAY: Sunny during the day with a high of 30 C. Clear overnight and a low of 14 C.
  • THURSDAY: Mix of sun and cloud during the day with a high of 25 C. Cloudy periods overnight and a low of 12 C.
  • FRIDAY: Mix of sun and cloud during the day with a high of 26 C. Clear overnight and a low of 12 C.

Looking Back

  • FIFTY YEARS AGO: The Manitoba division of the Red Cross has appointed Ron Heuchert of Brandon as area supervisor for the summer water safety program.
  • FORTY YEARS AGO: Mark David Chapman pleaded guilty today to the murder last December of former Beatle John Lennon. Chapman changed his plea to guilty during a session with Acting Justice Dennis Edwards in Manhattan Supreme Court.
  • THIRTY YEARS AGO: A raging forest fire covering about 1,500 hectares forced 150 residents of a Whitehorse subdivision to flee their homes, and residents of another subdivision were on evacuation standby yesterday.
  • TWENTY YEARS AGO: The Keystone Centre can count on at least one development proposal. Canad Corp. chief executive Leo Ledohowski held a press conference in Brandon yesterday to announce he’ll resubmit his plan for a $16-million, 160-room hotel connected to the centre’s concourse. Ledohowski said he’s willing to pay market value rent for two acres plus property taxes worth an estimated $400,000 to $450,000.
  • TEN YEARS AGO: The sandbags still line 18th Street and First Street, but that hasn’t stopped city officials from planning a party and a parade to mark the city’s battle with the Assiniboine River. On Canada Day (July 1) at 12:15 p.m., a parade will leave city hall, where flood-fighting volunteers, evacuees, city staff and civic politicians will march to the Keystone Centre.

Today's front page

  • Get the full story: Read today's e-edition of The Brandon Sun

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