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The Westman News Update Podcast (WNU). The Latest Local News On Demand. Weekdays.
Jul 22, 2022
RM of Boissevain-Morton declares local state of emergency due to heavy rain this week - July 22/22
Fewer Manitobans were admitted to hospital last week with COVID, A Winnipeg man accused of killing a Saskatchewan RCMP officer to stand trial for first-degree murder, A 29-year-old Brandon man faces assault charges - and Brandon car enthusiasts are gearing up for next weekend's Super Run Car Show. These stories and more in today's update.
Jul 21, 2022
Manitoba expands COVID vaccine eligibility to children under age 5 - July 21/22
Mosquitos carrying West Nile virus have been found near Headingley, Brandon's Cando Rail has reportedly been sold - and some economist believe inflation may have peaked. These stories and more in today's update.
Jul 20, 2022
Keystone Agricultural Producers warns about significant weather-related crop losses - July 20/22
An RCMP officer was hit by a fleeing vehicle during a traffic stop at a campground in Roblin last weekend, Canadian pilots are having long waits getting their licenses from Transport Canada, MB will soon unveil its COVID vaccine program for younger kids - and Canada's passport is ranked 8th in the world. These stories and more in today's update.
Jul 19, 2022
A storm Monday night dumped significant rain and knocked out power across the province - July 19/22
Brandon police arrested a man for allegedly paying for a cab ride with a fake $100 bill, MPI is warning about a text scam, Atlantic Canadians are the most eager to get a second COVID booster shot - and Manitobans still love their plastic straws. These stories and more in today's update.
Jul 18, 2022
We’ll get some relief from the heat this week - July 18/22
More wildfires sprang up across Manitoba over the weekend, Brandon City Council will discuss a proposal to borrow $30-million dollars to pay for water and sewer infrastructure at its meeting tonight, Brandon police busted a man for allegedly threatening a security guard with a handgun at the Victoria Inn, and if you're under 40 researchers say no amount of alcohol is beneficial. These stories and more in today's update.
Jul 15, 2022
A northern Manitoba community is being evacuated due to a forest fire - July 15/22
Be prepared for bears and bugs when heading to Riding Mountain National Park this weekend, the MB government is helping send Ukrainian newcomer children and youth to summer camp, Canada is bringing back mandatory random COVID testing for incoming travellers next week - and the prime minister is getting a new Can Force One. These stories and more in today's update.
Jul 14, 2022
A Steinbach teacher faces sexual assault charges - July 14/22
A member of Manitoba's Wildfire Service from The Pas died on the job this week, yesterday's interest rate hike will mean higher loan payments if you have a variable rate, Brandon's Kayak Cove at the Riverbank Discovery Centre is to open today - and a Canadian study says there's a 1-in-10 chance of getting killed by falling space junk in the next decade.
Jul 13, 2022
Bank of Canada has hiked its interest rate to 2.5-percent - July 13/22
Canadian food suppliers warning about higher grocery store costs this fall, MPI has applied to reduce some vehicle insurance rates, Rogers is compensating customers equivalent of 5 days of service after last week's massive outage, the MB government wants your feedback on personal care homes - and Brandon's 'Doors Open' event is this weekend. These stories and more in today's update.
Jul 12, 2022
There’s a bit of a gas war in Brandon - July 12/22
Small Canadian companies fear they won't be fully compensated after last week's Rogers outage, a second candidate has entered the race for Brandon councillor in Green Acres ward - and Brandon Riverbank's Kayak Cove is set to open today. These stories and more in today's update.
Jul 11, 2022
We could see a Bank of Canada interest rate hike this week - July 11/22
Three in five Canadians are not interested in international travel this summer, Brandon police laid charges in two incidents of alleged impaired driving over the weekend, the premiers are meeting in Victoria this week with health-care the main topic of discussion - and Thor: Love and Thunder topped the weekend box office. These stories and more in today's update.
Jul 8, 2022
Manitoba thinking about creating a statutory holiday in September on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - July 8/22
Starting Monday there will be free access for the entire week into Manitoba's provincial parks, the price of gas has dropped a few cents in Brandon, MPI says physical damage claims to vehicles have spiked, and Boston Pizza founder and former Dragon's Den star Jim Treliving will be in Virden on Monday. These stories and more in today's update.
Jul 7, 2022
Another round of mosquito fogging on tap in Brandon tonight - July 7/22
Work on the dock for a new canoe/kayak cove at Brandon Riverbank is to begin next week, Brandon's Kinsmen Pool re-opens today, Brandon cops had to spring into action to help a stabbing victim, the Canadian military's new dress code will allow long hair and nails, and face tattoos - and Canada is the top choice for people in many countries looking to relocate. These stories and more in today's update.
Jul 6, 2022
Climate Action Incentive payments are on the way soon for Manitoba families - July 6/22
A strike by 750 CN Rail signal and communication workers has ended, a crash killed two elderly people from the RM of Glenboro-South Cypress on Monday, a 42-year-old Dauphin woman faces drugs and weapons charges after a traffic stop by RCMP last week, and if your neighbourhood has lots of dogs, it probably has a lower crime rate. These stories and more in today's update.
Jul 5, 2022
A former employee of Brandon’s Prairie Oasis Senior Centre is fighting to keep it open - July 5/22
Brandon city council is considering borrowing $30-million to pay for sewer upgrades in the southwest part of the city, local group 'Brandon Salutes' has a way for you to show support for soldiers from CFB Shilo who are serving in Latvia, and the Conservative Party of Canada was number one among political parties in gathering donations last year. These stories and more in today's update.
Jul 4, 2022
A Celebration of Life for Jordan Ross will be held this Thursday at Grand Valley campground - July 4/22
Some Westman ER's are closing temporarily because of shortage of staff, gas has dropped in price in Brandon (for now), the City of Brandon is seeking a contractor to assess the streets, and this might be worth the gas for a trip to Calgary: the Museum of Failure is now open until the end of August.
Jun 30, 2022
Brandon’s Prairie Oasis Senior Centre is closing for good - June 30/22
A group of unvaccinated health-care workers placed on unpaid leave last fall is suing the Manitoba government, the province has eased restrictions at care homes due to lower COVID transmission levels, mosquito numbers in Brandon have shot up again, and it's Canada Day weekend at Brandon Riverbank Discovery Centre. These stories and more in today's update.
Jun 29, 2022
Province releases Summer Conditions Report looking at water levels and temperatures - June 29/22
A 72-year-old Brandon man fought off a 25-year-old attacker last week, the search for 41-year-old Jordon Ross continues along the Assiniboine River just west of Brandon, the backlog of surgeries and tests in Manitoba is declining - and work to get Kayak Cove ready at Brandon Riverbank Discovery Centre is to begin soon. These stories and more in today's update.
Jun 28, 2022
Manitoba and Ottawa allocate nearly $37-million to create equitable wages for child-care workers - June 28/22
Brandon councillor Bruce Luebke has announced he's running for re-election this fall, Brandon city council has amended regulations for open-air fire pits, Mounties are still searching for a suspect in connection with a double stabbing in Camperville - and Brandon Riverbank Discovery Centre is gearing up for Canada Day. These stories and more in today's update.
Jun 27, 2022
Brandon will take its time on photo radar - June 27/22
The search for a missing Brandon man continues today, Peguis First Nation has declared another state of emergency due to flooding, a racist float in a Sundre, Alberta parade has garnered outrage - and tomorrow's Lotto Max jackpot is a whopping $70-million. These stories and more in today's update.
Jun 24, 2022
Brandon police receiving funding from provincial ’Criminal Property Forfeiture Program’ - June 24/22
Changes to Westman's electoral boundaries are being proposed, Souris Health Centre's ER closing next week, Ducks Unlimited has topped its conservation targets in Manitoba - and Canada has placed three cities on the Top 10 list of the most livable cities in the world. These stories and more in today's update.