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Sun Burst for May 25, 2022


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  • The Manitoba Métis Federation’s near three-week election ended in historic fashion Tuesday. In a resounding vote of confidence by Red River Métis citizens, all 23 incumbents, spanning seven regions across the province, were re-elected by acclamation for the first time in the organization’s history.
  • For the first time since 2014, Brandon appeared not once but twice on CAA Manitoba’s worst roads campaign. The city’s 18th Street and a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway are among some of the most burdensome roads across the province.
  • Police charged three people following a drug bust last week that allegedly uncovered guns and around $17,000 worth of cocaine.
  • While the annual Purge Your Pantry food drive didn’t see as many donations as hoped, every item collected is still greatly appreciated, organizers say. Inflation is suspected of playing a role in this year’s smaller total of donations.

Weather

  • WEDNESDAY: Mainly sunny. Wind becoming south 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the morning. High 23 C. Low 9 C.
  • THURSDAY: Sunny. High 25 C. Low 9 C.
  • FRIDAY: Increasing cloudiness. High 24 C. Low 11 C.
  • SATURDAY: Sunny. High 22 C. Low 9 C.

Looking Back

  • SIXTY YEARS AGO: The McKinnon Creek Hill ski development in Riding Mountain National Park has been named the Agassiz Ski Hill, Resources Minister Walter Dinsdale announced today. Agassiz was suggested as the name for the ski hill by Mrs. H. Weare of St. Vital.
  • FIFTY YEARS AGO: The Rolling River School Division board has appointed Arnold Nicholls to the position of superintendent of the division after the resignation of Keith Cooper, who has accepted a position as assistant superintendent for Winnipeg School Division No. 1.
  • FORTY YEARS AGO: Attendance at Riding Mountain National Park during the May long weekend has been decreasing steadily over the past three years. About 22,477 visitors passed through the park gates this holiday weekend, down 3,173 from last year and about 5,000 in 1980.
  • THIRTY YEARS AGO: Serb-led Yugoslav troops began evacuating their last bases in Bosnia-Herzegovina as moderate Serbs launched efforts to end an ethnic war that has displaced almost a million people.
  • TWENTY YEARS AGO: Timothy Genaile usually spends his weekday noon hours serving food at Helping Hands soup kitchen. Yesterday, tables were turned and he received royal treatment, getting his meal from Lt.-Gov. Peter Liba and his wife Shirley. Liba’s one-hour stop at Helping Hands Inc. was only one stop on a whirlwind tour of the city.

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