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Dozens Displaced After Brandon Condo Fire

WINNIPEG - The Brandon Police Service says dozens of residents have been displaced after a four-storey condominium complex sustained significant damage following a massive fire earlier this week. The fire started in the 48-unit building on Tuesday and was fully engulfed in flames by 10:30 that night. Crews from Brandon Fire and Emergency Services fought…

Manitoba Condo Complex Burns

WINNIPEG - A four storey condo complex in Brandon was evacuated last night after it caught on fire. Police say they were called to the blaze at 1400 Pacific Avenue about 8:45. No word of any injuries and it's too soon for a cause or damage estimate. People who now fine themselves without a home…

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Dozens Displaced After Brandon Condo Fire

WINNIPEG - The Brandon Police Service says dozens of residents have been displaced after a four-storey condominium complex sustained significant damage following a massive fire earlier this week. The fire started in the 48-unit building on Tuesday and was fully engulfed in flames by 10:30 that night. Crews from Brandon Fire and Emergency Services fought…

Manitoba Condo Complex Burns

WINNIPEG - A four storey condo complex in Brandon was evacuated last night after it caught on fire. Police say they were called to the blaze at 1400 Pacific Avenue about 8:45. No word of any injuries and it's too soon for a cause or damage estimate. People who now fine themselves without a home…

Building Being Demolished

WINNIPEG - The province says the demolition of the International Harvester building in Brandon begins today. The five storey brick building was built in 1912 and Heritage Brandon says it was once the western headquarters for farm implement distributor. It was eventually sold in the 1960's. You should expect delays crossing Daly Bridge in Brandon…

Bogus Bills In Brandon

WINNIPEG - Two men were arrested by Brandon police on the weekend after counterfeit money was used at businesses in the city. One of the men was also arrested and charged just two days earlier with passing bogus bills. Officers also seized several fake American bills in $100, $50 and $20 denominations.

Brandon Police Seize Glock

WINNIPEG - During a traffic stop early this morning, Brandon police seized a loaded handgun. The Glock nine millimetre pistol was observed in the vehicle when it was pulled over just after two o'clock in the 1000 block of 34th Street. Three men face charges.

Brandon Hires Manager

WINNIPEG - Brandon has a new city manager. Ron Bowles comes to the Wheat City from Campbell River, BC and he starts his new job on April 26th. Until then, Dean Hammond will continue as acting city manager. Former city manager Rod Sage retired a year ago amid an RCMP investigation into the death of…

Province Ends Brightscape Deal

WINNIPEG - The province is terminating its agreement with a Brandon company that provides housing for youth in care. This after a third party report and investigation found "significant financial deficiencies." Brightscape Endeavors which has 27 children at 14 homes employs about 200 people. The kids will be moved to other homes over the next…

Brandon Fire Closes Highway

WINNIPEG - A business on fire in Brandon on Monday afternoon forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway. The fire hydrant closest to the burning truck dealership on the south side of the highway was frozen so crews ran a hose across all lanes of the highway from the north side. Bylaw officers and RCMP…

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.

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