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Assault Charge For COVID Cough

WINNIPEG - A 43 year old Brandon man has been charged with assault after intentionally coughing on first responders and telling them he was COVID-19 positive. Brandon Fire and Emergency Services were called to help a man with breathing difficulties. While treating the guy, he became disruptive. He coughed on purpose on the frontliners and…

Racial Stabbing Arrest

WINNIPEG - Police in Brandon have arrested their final suspect in a racially charged stabbing back in September. The 36 year old man was picked up late Saturday night and he now faces assault and public incitement of hatred charges. The stabbing occurred at a skatepark in the western Manitoba city. A video shows four…

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Assault Charge For COVID Cough

WINNIPEG - A 43 year old Brandon man has been charged with assault after intentionally coughing on first responders and telling them he was COVID-19 positive. Brandon Fire and Emergency Services were called to help a man with breathing difficulties. While treating the guy, he became disruptive. He coughed on purpose on the frontliners and…

Racial Stabbing Arrest

WINNIPEG - Police in Brandon have arrested their final suspect in a racially charged stabbing back in September. The 36 year old man was picked up late Saturday night and he now faces assault and public incitement of hatred charges. The stabbing occurred at a skatepark in the western Manitoba city. A video shows four…

Meth & Machete Arrest

WINNIPEG - Brandon police say they’ve arrested two people following a traffic stop in Brandon Saturday that uncovered meth, a machete, and gabapentin, a seizure and pain medication misused as an alternative to opioids. A patrolling officer pulled over a vehicle after noticing it was being driven without a license, and noticed a large machete…

Another Hate Arrest In Brandon

WINNIPEG - Acting on an anonymous tip, Brandon police say they have arrested a fourth suspect in connection with the stabbing of a black man last Thursday night at a downtown skateboard park. 60 year old Annie Huntinghawk was picked up at a business shortly after noon yesterday. She's charged with assault and public incitement…

3rd Hate Arrest In Brandon

WINNIPEG - Police in Brandon have arrested a third person in connection with the stabbing of a black man at a city skateboard park Thursday night. The 21 year old woman was picked up by officers in the area of the incident last night. She also faces assault and public incitement of hatred charges. Cops…

Hatred In Brandon

WINNIPEG - Two women in Brandon face public incitement of hatred charges after an incident in that city Last night. Police were called at about 7:40 to a skate park in the 900 block of Princess Avenue where a group of five people was allegedly yelling racial slurs at a black man. Investigators say video…

Brandon City Workers Get COVID

WINNIPEG - The city of Brandon says two more employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This is the second and third city worker to contract the virus. One is in fire and emergency services, the other is in the transit department. The first city of Brandon staffer to get coronavirus was announced on August 13th.

Drunk Driver Parks On Lawn

WINNIPEG - Brandon Police have charged a man with drunk driving after finding a vehicle parked on the front lawn of a home. They made the discovery Saturday morning about 6:30 in the 800 block of Russell Street. The driver was still behind the wheel. The 20 year old is accused of being in the…

Ag Ex Cancelled

WINNIPEG - Another big Brandon event has been cancelled because of COVID-19. The Manitoba Ag Ex was scheduled for late October but now the farm show won't happen. Organizers say everyone's health and safety is more important. This Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, the Manitoba Summer Fair and Midway Madness were all called off previously, costing…

Bear Mace In Brandon

WINNIPEG - Brandon police are reporting a couple incidents involving bear mace. Early this morning, just after midnight, cops responded to several individuals causing a disturbance when they found two young people in possession of bear mace. The 16 year old and 17 year old were arrested and released to their parents. Last Friday, a…

Brandon Gets Pickleball

WINNIPEG - Stanley Park in Brandon is getting Pickleball. Starting tomorrow, the park's Tennis courts will be converted over to Pickleball courts. The city's other tennis courts will remain. If you're wondering what the heck Pickleball is, it's a combination of tennis, ping pong and badminton and you can see more here. Photos: @CityBrandon

Brandon Biting Incident

WINNIPEG - Brandon police have a man in custody after two people were bitten. The security guards were attempting to remove a guy from the Town Centre when he bit them. This happened yesterday afternoon. The suspect faces assault charges. He's also accused of concealing a large knife at the time of the incident.

Mandatory Masks At Brandon Airport

WINNIPEG - The city of Brandon says face masks will be mandatory at the airport there starting Friday. Officials say it became necessary because of the growing number of people attending the terminal for WestJet's summer flight schedule. This is in addition to Transport Canada's requirement for people to wear a mask on planes and…

Assiniboine River In Brandon Drops

WINNIPEG - The Assiniboine River in Brandon is back below flood stage. The city says it continues to closely monitor water levels upstream. The province reports water levels at the Rivers Dam remain high but stable. Brandon's 18th Street North and Grand Valley Road intersection remains closed until the threat of flash flooding has completely…

Brandon Braces For More

WINNIPEG - The heat is bad enough but now Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Brandon and much of Southwestern Manitoba. Conditions are favorable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, damaging hail and torrential rain. Severe thunderstorms associated with a low pressure system…

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