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1. McKenzie Seeds
B.C.-based Resland Development Group decided not to proceed with leading the McKenzie Towers project, a major blow for downtown revitalization plans.
2. 2016 Canada Cup
For the first time since 2002, a Curling Canada event will be returning to the Wheat City. Brandon used to be a go-to place for what was then known as the Canadian Curling Association.
3. Daly Overpass
Standing at the northwest foot of the Daly Overpass with Brandon East NDP MLA Drew Caldwell, Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire announced the federal government will chip in one-third of the cost for a new bridge over the railway tracks at 18th Street on July 31.
4. $35 million
Four options for the bridge’s future were laid out in November, along with the estimated price tags — ranging from $1.325 million for rehabilitation to $35 million for demolition and replacement.
5. Prairie Firehouse
6. A barbershop
Fowles’ building was extremely close to the Brandon Inn and following its destruction, the integrity of his barbershop was called into question.
7. Jordan Ludwig
Born and raised in Brandon, Ludwig attended Brandon University, where he received his business degree. Today, he operates Brandon Business Interiors, a family business. He has worked with the Brandon Family YMCA, the Strong Kids campaign and Westman Dreams for Kids.
The writer pointed out more than a dozen boarded-up/vacant buildings, complete with photos. With a light-hearted but sarcastic tone, the author describes how the “marvel material” is in use throughout the Downtown Hub.
9. Larry Maguire and Robert Sopuck
Maguire captured 50 per cent of the vote in Brandon-Souris, while Sopuck garnered 46 per cent in Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa.
10. Within two years
The two new structures include an active transportation component and are expected to cost between $40 million to $60 million.
1. Harris’ sisters say he was an aboriginal artist and carver who was proud of his culture.
“He was always laughing and joking around,” Kathleen Harris said, adding her brother was a generous man who loved his family
Hume suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Clayton Ewert, 48, faces multiple charges, including two counts of attempted murder.
3. Charges related to child pornography
The Crown attorney said the images found were violent, and said to include girls aged 7 to 14 years tied up and being assaulted by men.
4. Cocaine and marijuana
The Crown said between February 2010 and October 2014, Duff gave four girls — aged 13 to 15 — cocaine and marijuana to have sex with him at his home.
5. Three men
Raymond Jamie Bonser, Robert Edward Louie Laba and Regan Matthew Carlson were charged with manslaughter.
6. A broken heel and back
Olney broke a portion of his back and heel while jumping off the jail’s roof. When he arrived at his family’s Saskatchewan home, his law-abiding parents took him to hospital, where they notified staff to call police. He was arrested by Oxbow RCMP.
7. Mini is charged with aggravated assault of a police officer, arson with disregard for life and mischief.
Mini allegedly stabbed the officer five times —four times to his leg and once to the side of his chest. The blow to his side nicked his lung.
8. They were twin brothers
“Two brothers that had enough of each other, that’s pretty much the gist of it,” Brandon Police Service Const. Trevor Robins said. “Both had knives … both of them got wounds.”
9. They believed they were saving the kids from the “sin of lust,” according to the Crown attorney.
In total, 42 children were apprehended by Child and Family Services and 15 community adults faced charges. Many of those originally charged had those charges dropped in exchange for peace bonds that required counselling. All but two children eventually returned to the community.
“(The co-accused) would identify good targets for armed robbery and then he would get a hold of people he’d met in the penitentiary and invite them to come to Brandon,” Crown attorney Jim Ross said. Two other men face charges and are presumed innocent of the allegations.
1. The rink was created on Lake Shamrock, 9,200 feet above sea level in B.C.
“It was unbelievable,” he said. “I had never been in a helicopter before, and that’s probably the thing I talk about the most.” Dietrich survived three major bouts of cancer and lives with Parkinson’s disease.
2. 25 years
In April 1991, Turtle Mountain School Division trustees voted to close the high school portion of the K-12 school for the following year. The plan, which called for Grade 10 to 12 students to be bused to Killarney for courses as a cost-saving measure, caused an uproar in Cartwright.
Pengelly comes by his passion for quinoa honestly. His wife, Alexandra Lozada, is from Lima, Peru, where quinoa fields are as common as canola or wheat on the Prairies.
4. The Satchel Paige All-Stars
Paige, then in his late 50s, dazzled crowds with his arm as his touring team of all black players beat up on local clubs in baseball’s version of the Harlem Globetrotters versus the Washington Generals. In St. Lazare, Paige told his entire infield to take a seat on the bench during one inning while he toed the rubber and promptly struck out three consecutive batters.
5. Its size and how long it stayed on the ground
The tornado lasted nearly three hours and covered about 100 kilometres as it moved. While there was serious damage to property, especially in the Tilston area, it wasn’t considered that bad on the EF scale.
6. 1,500 hogs were killed
“If you can imagine that many pigs in a concealed space basically trapped and on fire, the sounds are pretty bad. Squealing pigs — it’s not nice,” said Wallace Fire Department Chief Brad Yochim, who was first on scene.
7. The Sixties Scoop
“Every day is an ongoing healing process,” Orgeron said about being pulled from her family. “For me, it’s taken away my identity and I’m always trying to not let the hurt, the pain and the feeling of being misplaced take over my life. Trying to be OK with myself is the biggest part. And be a good person.”
8. He was a compulsive hoarder
Following his mother’s death in 2004, Hendry stopped filing income tax returns and started holding onto everything.
“He just didn’t want change,” his sister Paulette said. “I guess he wanted to hold onto anything that Mom had to remind him of Mom.”
9. Neepawa Home Hardware
The building, which included four recently built apartments was destroyed by the blaze. Arlene Vaughan saw her home and her workplace destroyed. “I drew a blank just watching it,” she said.
10. Farm machinery
Some of the vertical members and cross members were bent on the south side of the bridge, according to Ruth Eden, MIT’s director of structures. “Because of the extent of the damage, we felt we needed to close the bridge for safety reasons.”
1. Ryan Pilon
The six-foot-two, 212-pound rearguard had 11 goals and 41 assists in 68 regular-season games, with a goal and 11 assists in 19 playoff contests last season, paired mainly with Russian Ivan Provorov. In 193 regular-season games with Brandon and the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Pilon had 23 goals, 93 assists and 116 penalty minutes.
2. Mike McEwen
McEwen’s Winnipeg based team of B.J. Neufeld, Matt Wozniak and Denni Neufeld lost to Reid Carruthers 5-3 at the Safeway Championship hosted by Brandon.
3. Isabela Onyshko
Onyshko finished her run at the world gymnastics championships in Glasgow, Scotland by finishing 16th in the all-around final. Onyshko, who qualified for the final by earning the 24th and final spot, had scores of 14.233 on the vault, 14.400 on the uneven bars, 13.066 on the balance beam and 13.633 on the floor for a total of 55.332. Her score on the uneven bars was seventh-best in the field.
4. Danny Peaslee
The Souris resident shot four nine-hole rounds in a total of 152 to win gold in the Level 4 individual stroke-play division of the Special Olympics World Games.
5. Matt Gunning
The triple crown winner paced the league with a .400 batting average, seven home runs and 28 RBIs en route to winning the Gordon Smith Memorial Trophy as the league MVP, Don Smith Memorial Trophy (home run leader) and Barry Moffat Memorial Trophy (highest average). The Dodgers first baseman was also named to the league all-star team
6. Baldur Regals
The Regals were also the major contributor to the Border West Baseball League team that won the senior AA all-star provincials in Brandon in July; and they beat the Boissevain Centennials in extra innings to win the senior AA provincials in Hamiota.
The sport, which is huge in South America, is a variant of soccer but is mainly played indoors with fewer players. The Cougars men’s team finished with a 1-0-7 record, while the women went 3-1-4, good for third place in the league.
8. Soccer and volleyball
Rupa was named the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference’s all-star goal keeper for BU’s women’s soccer team this season. She was then recruited by BU women’s volleyball coach Lee Carter when setter Mary Thomson went down due to injury.
9. Dan Halldorson
Halldorson competed for nearly 30 years on the PGA Tour, winning the 1980 Pensacola Open. He also captured the 1986 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic, which was an unofficial tour stop. All told, he had 28 top 10 finishes in 431 PGA Tour events, pocketing nearly $1.2 million in career earnings.
10. Curtis (The Demon) Demarce
Demarce accepted a fight on short notice in January, losing from a spinning backfist. He followed that up by moving down in weight class and defeating Dia Grant via technical knockout with punches.
1. A car crashed through the front window
An elderly woman whose blood-alcohol level was allegedly twice the legal limit was arrested following the incident.
2. Ma Henning
Elizabeth (Ma) Henning was an ambitious woman of many talents — a nurse, real estate agent, hotelier and record company owner.
3. Don Sumner Field
Sumner was one of the city’s biggest boosters. After a playing career with the Virden Oilers, Souris Cardinals and Cloverleafs, Sumner became an original member of the Manitoba Senior Baseball League, acting as its secretary-treasurer for more than four decades.
4. German-occupied France
It took him four days to make his way to Le Touquet, a beach city to the north about 300 kilometres from the crash site, where he met members of the French Resistance. They would give him shelter, identification and a passage out of death’s territory. Three of those eight guardians would later be executed by a German firing squad for helping the Canadian enemy.
Webb lies on the site of the Rideau Park Personal Care Home — the former Brandon Gaol — under a patio alongside the infamous Hilda Blake, the orphan immigrant who murdered her employer, Mary Lane, in July 1889. Harry Green, who killed a fellow farm worker, and Walter Gordon, who killed two men, were the other two.
6. BU Confessions
The anonymous Facebook page popped up sometime in June 2014 and reached more than 3,000 followers and roughly 800 comments were posted before it was shut down.
While the drug is effective in normal doses at preventing nausea, large doses of dimenhydrinate can lead to a high that may include lack of co-ordination, disorientation, euphoria, hallucinations and an “out of body” sensation.
8. The Hargreaves family
“We think a lot people in Canada, especially in more urban areas, have preconceived notions of what farming is,” said executive producer Morgan Elliott. “It isn’t all milking cows and waking up with the roosters. It’s a lot of hard work and it’s a 24/7 job, especially for family-run farms like the Hargreaves at HarWest.
9. A concrete mixer truck
It was a fitting tribute for the lifetime driver who hauled concrete fro more than 40 years at Western Concrete. “He’d like his ride today. He might say it’s too much for him, but he would just love this,” said Robert (Hub) Wagner, who worked with Hutchison for more than 20 years.
Before its launch, Target was viewed as a considerable threat to Canadian retailers, in part because of its good reputation with consumers. But when the Minneapolis-based company arrived in Brandon, the story wasn’t the same, and complaints about empty shelves, high prices and lacklustre selection echoed across the country.