Tales from the Eddy- Premiere Info!

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Very excited to announce the premiere of my latest film Tales from the Eddy at the Evans Theatre next Friday November 7, 2014 in conjunction with my good friend Graham Street’s premiere of his film Warpaths- Silver Crosses. Hope to see you there!

A bit about the film:
Tales from the Eddy looks back at a golden era for the City of Brandon. Through first hand accounts from former staff journey back to a bygone day when the Prince Edward Hotel was the cornerstone and heartbeat of this community. This film endeavours to provide a connection point to our past through stories about our lost historic structure, and but for a short time returns us to the glamour and lights that bred the optimism that was Brandon back in the day. 

Film-maker Shaun Cameron is a veteran of both stage and screen in Brandon and is pleased to be working with MTS Television Stories From Home in bringing this film to the community. The film-maker will be onsite to answer any questions regarding the piece following the premiere.
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Chrest takes reigns at tumultuous time

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 25, 2014

New Mayor Rick Chrest addresses the media. Brandon Sun- File.

New Mayor Rick Chrest addresses the media. Brandon Sun- File.

Well, nobody ever said it would be easy.

As the dust settles from Wednesday’s municipal election, Rick Chrest will trade offices from his west-end business to the heart of the city for the next four years.

The former city councillor’s ascension to becoming the city’s quarterback has been in the making the better part of the past year, culminating in his decisive win over incumbent Shari Decter Hirst.

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Will Liberals find bang for their buck in PST plan?

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 18, 2014

Liberal leader Rana Bokhari speaks to media outside the Manitoba Legislature. Winnipeg Free Press (File)

Liberal leader Rana Bokhari speaks to media outside the Manitoba Legislature. Winnipeg Free Press (File)

Members of the Manitoba legislature are not short on ideas for spending the increased PST that came into effect under the Selinger government. From Tory promises to scrap it to NDP reaffirmations of its value to Manitobans, MLAs throughout the legislature and staffers within the parties have spent plenty of time crafting their response to the political dynamite that the one per cent increase has become.

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Look beyond students’ test scores

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 11, 2014

Education Minister James Allum- Winnipeg Free Press (File)

Education Minister James Allum- Winnipeg Free Press (File)

Learning benchmarks for Manitoba students should always be front of mind for school boards across this province.

That said, we are in challenging times for educators — which is why this week’s release of a study by the Pan-Canadian Assessment Program stating Manitoba students were at the bottom of the class for various disciplines set the government a-whir with spin doctoring.

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NDP tripped up again by MPI consultant

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 4, 2014

(File) Former MPI CEO Marilyn McLaren- Brandon Sun.

(File) Former MPI CEO Marilyn McLaren- Brandon Sun.

Just as fortunes began to look up for Premier Greg Selinger, a revelation by Progressive Conservative MLA Kelvin Goertzen has left the NDP cancelling its order for rose-coloured glasses while the Tories smell blood in the proverbial political waters.

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