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Sun Burst for May 04, 2021

SPRING MUNCHIES

A black bear forages for food along Highway 10 in Riding Mountain National Park on a sunny Thursday. (Tim Smith/The Brandon Sun)

SPRING MUNCHIES A black bear forages for food along Highway 10 in Riding Mountain National Park on a sunny Thursday. (Tim Smith/The Brandon Sun)


Top Stories

  • BSD sticking with in-person learning: While in-person learning remains the norm in the Brandon School Division, acting superintendent Mathew Gustafson said the pieces are in place to make the transition to full-remote learning if need be.
  • Council approves lift station, water main work: Brandon City Council voted to approve approximately half a million dollars in improvements and repairs to the city’s water system on Monday.
  • First Nations, Métis, Inuit over 18 now eligible: All First Nations, Métis or Inuit 18 years and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine the province announced during Monday’s press conference.
  • Ouellet-Savard enjoys commanding HMCS Brandon: She is the second female to command HMCS Brandon. And it was on her watch that Brandon’s namesake was involved in a $260-million illicit drug seizure in South America.

Weather

  • TUESDAY: Sunny during the day with a high of 10 C. Clear overnight and a low of -5 C.
  • WEDNESDAY: Mix of sun and cloud during the day and a high of 12 C. Cloudy periods overnight with a low of -1 C.
  • THURSDAY: Mix of sun and cloud during the day with a high of 15 C. Clear overnight and a low of -2 C.
  • FRIDAY: Sunny during the day with a high of 14 C. Cloudy periods overnight and a low of -1 C.

In case you missed it

  • Westman This Week

Looking Back

  • FIFTY YEARS AGO: About 20 members of 2,085 of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers walked off their jobs on three projects in the city this morning protesting the employment of five Saskatchewan electricians by Hickson and Morgan Electrical Contractors of Saskatoon.
  • FORTY YEARS AGO: Greyhound buses started rolling across Western Canada today after a 12-day strike by about 1,400 drivers, terminal and maintenance workers.
  • THIRTY YEARS AGO: Now that Ottawa is picking up the tab for the first year, Manitoba has decided to join a national income support program for farmers. The Net Income Stabilization Account is designed as a companion to the Gross Revenue Insurance Program, which offers producers a guaranteed price for their crops.
  • TWENTY YEARS AGO: Aboriginal RCMP officers will inspire children and youth, says Coun. Tim Cloud of the Waywayseecappo First Nation, where an all-Aboriginal detachment opened this week. Neither the federal nor provincial government would fund a stand-alone force for the band, so the RCMP detachment was a practical alternative. Waywayseecappo is the second band in the province to have an all-Aboriginal detachment, Cloud said.
  • TEN YEARS AGO: The owners of Turtle Crossing Campground, RV Park and Events Centre are confident their currently deluged property along Grand Valley Road can be back in business by mid-June. Virtually every inch of the approximately 62-acre recreational property has now fallen victim to the floodwaters of the swollen Assiniboine River, save for the raised ringed area in the centre of the park on which its main office and living quarters are located.

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