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Sun Burst for September 15, 2021

Trevor Moncaster and Brent Eftoda with Beaver Concrete work on building the Virden Skatepark on a warm Tuesday afternoon. The skatepark builders hope to have the park completed by Thanksgiving. (Tim Smith/The Brandon Sun)

Trevor Moncaster and Brent Eftoda with Beaver Concrete work on building the Virden Skatepark on a warm Tuesday afternoon. The skatepark builders hope to have the park completed by Thanksgiving.


Top Stories

  • The head coach of women’s soccer at Brandon University remained on the job for months despite a school investigation that concluded he acted inappropriately with student-athletes.
  • Brandon School Division officials registered two more COVID-19 exposures Monday evening, announcing new cases at Riverheights School in Brandon and École O’Kelly School in CFB Shilo.
  • Business owners next to an empty house that has caught fire multiple times this year say they’re worried about their own properties going up in flames.
  • Following a long hiatus owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Westman Dressage is returning to hosting in-person events this weekend, with an Equine Canada bronze competition and gold show at the Keystone Centre.

Weather

  • WEDNESDAY: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22 C. Low 8 C.
  • THURSDAY: Cloudy. High 19 C. Low 3 C.
  • FRIDAY: Sunny. High 17 C. Low 6 C.
  • SATURDAY: Clearing. High 24 C. Low 8 C.

Looking Back

  • SIXTY YEARS AGO: Dr. John E. Robbins was elected president of the Brandon Allied Arts Council. Jimmy Hoffa’s Teamsters believe Canada is ripe for a big organizational drive. They hope to attract memberships by holding out the bait of fatter work contracts and higher wages for truckers. Mary Moore, author of The Sun’s Cooking Can Be Fun column, was a special visitor to Brandon this week and took time to visit the kitchen of Don Francis’ Suburban Restaurant.
  • FIFTY YEARS AGO: Four women were ordained as deacons in the Anglican Church at a ceremony held yesterday in St. Matthew’s Cathedral. They are Marjorie Alice Kennon, Kathleen Muriel Hill, Joyce-lyn Damona Ann Ruddock and Thelma Tanner, all of the diocese of Brandon. The average weekly wage rate in Brandon is $104.32. That is an increase of 28.4 per cent since January 1968.
  • FORTY YEARS AGO: Consumers got their first peek inside the new hangar-sized Safeway store in Brandon Shoppers Mall as the store unofficially opened for business. Trucks lined up at the Patterson Elevator in Boissevain most of yesterday afternoon and well into the evening as farmers delivered a variety of grains to the only elevator in the district able to handle the volume.
  • THIRTY YEARS AGO: Black and white South African leaders signed a peace agreement yesterday to end raging township warfare — while hundreds of Zulu warriors brandished spears and clubs at the doors of the meetings.
  • TWENTY YEARS AGO: Thirty Brandon firefighters and 20 from rural Manitoba have volunteered to help Americans dig out from their terrorist tragedy, moved by the deaths of their colleagues. An estimated 200 firefighters died Tuesday when the World Trade Center towers collapsed as they tried to rescue people. Those 50 firefighters, along with as many as 100 from Winnipeg, are on a tentative list of emergency personnel ready to assist in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Emergency Preparedness Canada and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are compiling standby lists of firefighters across the country, waiting for a call for help from the U.S.

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