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Sun Burst for June 24, 2021

FRESH NEW WORLD
A newborn fawn explores its surroundings in a field while its sibling rests in the long grass where they were born. (Tim Smith/The Brandon Sun)

FRESH NEW WORLD A newborn fawn explores its surroundings in a field while its sibling rests in the long grass where they were born. (Tim Smith/The Brandon Sun)


Top Stories

  • Maguire's inheritance bill to become law: A local MP’s year-long quest to get his private member’s bill through both chambers of Parliament reached the finish line on Tuesday after it cleared the Senate.
  • Manitobans gain more freedoms: On Saturday, Manitobans will finally be able to book a haircut, sit at a patio at a restaurant with friends, visit a loved one inside a long-term care home, and slowly regain some of the freedoms they lost over the last 15 months due to the pandemic.
  • Cautious optimism for reopening plan: It was welcome news for businesses on Wednesday when the province announced it was loosening public health restrictions.
  • Westman MPs explain votes on conversion therapy bill: Westman’s Conservative MPs were on opposite sides of an issue on Tuesday when voting on Bill C-6’s third reading in the House of Commons.

Weather

  • THURSDAY: Mix of sun and cloud during the day with a high of 27 C. Cloudy periods overnight and a low of 14 C.
  • FRIDAY: Mix of sun and cloud during the day with a high of 27 C. Clear overnight and a low of 13 C.
  • SATURDAY: Mix of sun and cloud during the day with a high of 26 C. Clear overnight and a low of 14 C.
  • SUNDAY: Sunny during the day with a high of 28 C. Clear overnight and a low of 13 C.

Special Section

  • Westman This Week comes out today!

Looking Back

  • FIFTY YEARS AGO: The Brandon Chamber of Commerce, at the request of Ben Hanuschak, minister of corporate consumer and internal services, has requested local merchants remove merchandise from shelves that contain acetone and toluene. These substances commonly found in airplane glue, nail polish and polish removers are often used by children for “glue sniffing.”
  • FORTY YEARS AGO: Inside postal workers have voted 84 per cent in favour of a strike.
  • THIRTY YEARS AGO: There may be rooms at the North Hill Inn, but there is no furniture. Thieves broke into and looted 18 rooms at the inn over the last 10 days and made off with box springs, mattresses, chairs, tables and lamps from every room.
  • TWENTY YEARS AGO: One hundred metres from displays of laser-guided missiles, howitzer guns and rocket launchers, Rick Stanick prepared a replica 126-year-old cannon for fire at CFB Shilo. Members of the re-enactment troupe Queen’s Cowboys, garbed in the red uniforms of the 19th-century North West Mounted Police, loaded the cannon with a metal-tipped pole, before another member pulled a string to fire the cannon like a 2,500-pound party favour. An eardrum-splitting blast sent waves of smoke over a watching crowd, rocking the cannon back several feet. Military techniques from three centuries (counting the 21st) riveted several hundred enthusiasts at Shilo’s annual Armed Forces Day yesterday.
  • TEN YEARS AGO: The bad news just gets worse for those living along the Souris River. The United States National Weather Service has increased its flow and level projections, suggesting the highest crest will be as much as 60 centimetres higher at Souris than was initially forecast. And that level will arrive as much as a week sooner than forecasted on Wednesday. Souris is now expected to get the worst of two anticipated crests between July 6-8, with a level range of 416.60 metres above sea level to 417.12 metres and a flow range of 30,000-33,000 cubic feet per second. Those new level projections are as much as 2.17 metres higher than the June 15 peak of 414.94 metres above sea level.

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