Keystone Centre general manager Neil Thomson explains plans for new additions to the centre in this 2015 photo.

Parking key to boosting Keystone revenue?

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 29, 2016 As the Brian Pallister Progressive Conservatives slowly take the reins from the battered NDP, the coming weeks will be littered with plenty of questions about the future of projects throughout the province. Ideas will begin to percolate as to the funding structures for formerly committed… Read more »

Former MLA Drew Caldwell congratulates MLA elect Len Isleifson following Tuesday's historic win. - Brandon Sun. 2016

Isleifson’s win puts new face on Brandon East

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 23, 2016 It may have taken close to five decades, but the Progressive Conservatives have finally planted their flag on what longtime NDP MLA Drew Caldwell called the “island of sanity in a sea of Tory blue.” The victory, the first of its kind in the former… Read more »

The three provincial leaders pose for a photo prior to a recent debate. Brandon Sun. 2016

Brandon promises in stark contrast

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 15, 2016 It’s almost over, folks. After four weeks of campaigning and a fairly muck-filled lead-up to the big dance, the provincial election is mere days away, with candidates and leaders alike squeezing in last-minute stops in key battlegrounds. Many a page in plenty of publications has… Read more »

Brad Wall at a recent meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Brandon Sun-CP File. 2016)

New leadership may turn back the clock on Tories

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 9, 2016 Fresh off picking up another solid majority in Saskatchewan, the chorus attempting to draft Premier Brad Wall for leader of the federal Conservative party will reach a crescendo, whether or not he finally expresses interest. Ever since Stephen Harper stepped aside following his party’s drubbing… Read more »

Brandon Sun Billy Moore, the Brandon West Liberal candidate in the provincial election. (Tom Bateman/The Brandon Sun)

Disqualified candidates a black eye for Grit hopefuls

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 2, 2016 Whether it was as a result of understaffing at Manitoba Liberal headquarters or the fault of the official agents for a handful of competitors, the fact the party lost five potential candidates to what they are calling “technicalities” in the final days leading up to… Read more »

Brian Pallister in Brandon as his campaign launches. -Brandon Sun. File. 2016

Pallister targeting “sacred cows” plays into NDP’s hand

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 26, 2016 “There are no sacred cows,” Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister said as he hinted at things to come should his party win the provincial election on April 19. In taking on those untouchable portfolios, Mr. Pallister seems to have put every aspect of non-essential government… Read more »

Greg Selinger in Brandon meeting with residents. Brandon Sun- File. 2015)

Will anyone give voters hope?

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 19, 2016 With the official drop of the writ on Wednesday, the 41st incarnation of a provincial election in this province got underway. Plenty of ink has already spilled on prognosticating the outcome. With surgeon-like dissection, many an editorial has dealt with each of the party leaders,… Read more »

McKenzie Towers has long languished on downtown Brandon looking for a suitor. (Brandon Sun- File. 2015)

Measuring progress more than just mega projects

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 12, 2016 “When eating an elephant take one bite at a time” U.S. general Creighton Abrams once mused while tackling a particularly difficult situation during the Vietnam war. In the long sought after revitalization of our city’s downtown this analogy may be suit our city’s approach to… Read more »

Liberal leader Rana Bokhari meets with the Brandon Sun editorial board.

Push for full slate waters down candidate pool

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 5, 2016 A warm body and a name on a ballot does not always equate to success in the political realm. There are plenty of instances where candidates have “parachuted” into ridings or constituencies just to fill the slate for a political party. Often they are not… Read more »

Brandon Sun 29062015 A Westjet Boeing 737 refuels at Brandon Municipal Airport at around 10:00PM  after being diverted from Winnipeg on Monday evening during an incident at Winnipeg's James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

WestJet rolling dice again on Wheat City

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 27, 2016 It was an announcement that caught most casual observers off guard — a single tweet from WestJet’s Calgary based office on Monday sharing that the airline would be expanding its services temporarily in the city of Brandon by opening up the long-sought-after eastern route to… Read more »

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  • Keystone Centre general manager Neil Thomson explains plans for new additions to the centre in this 2015 photo.

    Parking key to boosting Keystone revenue?

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 29, 2016 As the Brian Pallister Progressive Conservatives slowly take the reins from the battered NDP, the coming weeks will be littered with plenty of questions about the future of projects throughout the province. Ideas will begin to percolate as to the funding structures for formerly committed… Read more »

  • Former MLA Drew Caldwell congratulates MLA elect Len Isleifson following Tuesday's historic win. - Brandon Sun. 2016

    Isleifson’s win puts new face on Brandon East

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 23, 2016 It may have taken close to five decades, but the Progressive Conservatives have finally planted their flag on what longtime NDP MLA Drew Caldwell called the “island of sanity in a sea of Tory blue.” The victory, the first of its kind in the former… Read more »

  • The three provincial leaders pose for a photo prior to a recent debate. Brandon Sun. 2016

    Brandon promises in stark contrast

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 15, 2016 It’s almost over, folks. After four weeks of campaigning and a fairly muck-filled lead-up to the big dance, the provincial election is mere days away, with candidates and leaders alike squeezing in last-minute stops in key battlegrounds. Many a page in plenty of publications has… Read more »

  • Brad Wall at a recent meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Brandon Sun-CP File. 2016)

    New leadership may turn back the clock on Tories

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 9, 2016 Fresh off picking up another solid majority in Saskatchewan, the chorus attempting to draft Premier Brad Wall for leader of the federal Conservative party will reach a crescendo, whether or not he finally expresses interest. Ever since Stephen Harper stepped aside following his party’s drubbing… Read more »

  • Brandon Sun Billy Moore, the Brandon West Liberal candidate in the provincial election. (Tom Bateman/The Brandon Sun)

    Disqualified candidates a black eye for Grit hopefuls

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 2, 2016 Whether it was as a result of understaffing at Manitoba Liberal headquarters or the fault of the official agents for a handful of competitors, the fact the party lost five potential candidates to what they are calling “technicalities” in the final days leading up to… Read more »

  • Brian Pallister in Brandon as his campaign launches. -Brandon Sun. File. 2016

    Pallister targeting “sacred cows” plays into NDP’s hand

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 26, 2016 “There are no sacred cows,” Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister said as he hinted at things to come should his party win the provincial election on April 19. In taking on those untouchable portfolios, Mr. Pallister seems to have put every aspect of non-essential government… Read more »