Rick Chrest at a recent announcement in the Wheat City. (Brandon Sun)

Council finds its way through unity

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 20, 2015 “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a moulder of consensus.” — Martin Luther King Jr. When the current regime took over at city hall close to six months ago, many council members were coming off election campaigns run on a policy… Read more »

5 NDP members speak during a press conference in November. (Winnipeg Free Press-file)

Other opportunities exist for rebellious “Gang of Five”

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 14, 2015 When the dust settling from last weekend’s NDP convention, only one gunslinger remained in control of the party he has seen through plummeting support. Premier Greg Selinger, as many Manitobans already know, survived his dust-up with longtime adversary Steve Ashton and upstart contender Theresa Oswald,… Read more »

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Oswald has most at stake in NDP showdown

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 7, 2015   She has flirted with the idea of a run for leader before, she once was seen as the clear-cut “next in line” to the throne for the NDP and she is a smart and savvy politician. But it all comes down to one weekend… Read more »

The former Fowles Barber shop is scheduled for demolition. (Bruce Bumstead- Brandon Sun)

Final land acquisition paves way for future development

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 28, 2015 It is often the last piece of the puzzle that is the trickiest to place. It has lingered longer than others to find a home in the bigger picture. Renaissance Brandon hopes that last piece is falling into place, and in this instance there is… Read more »

Board Chair Mark Sefton during a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees. (Brandon Sun-file)

Province leaving holes in BSD budget

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 21, 2015 Budgeting for one of the largest employers in the city while serving a “client base” of more than 8,000 members can be tricky business. It is often the job of CEOs and financial managers in companies and comes with a level of pay befitting the… Read more »

Former Conservative MP Eve Adams (left) is joined by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau as she announces in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 that she is leaving the Conservative Party to join the Liberal Party of Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Adams has a long road ahead

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 14, 2015   Eve Adams sure knows how to make a splash. In a whirlwind, she has gone from a tarnished MP in the ranks of Stephen Harper’s Conservatives to the shiniest new member of Team Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada.

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Severance disclosure a triumph for Tories

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 7, 2015 It must feel pretty good to be in Brian Pallister’s shoes right now. Coming off polls that continue to place him post-election as the heir apparent to the premier’s chair, a freedom of information request has come to light pointing out the close to $150,000… Read more »

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Dedicated fund for Keystone makes sense

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 30, 2015 When the residents of this city are asked what they believe is the single most important economic driver for the community, many will point squarely at the Keystone Centre.

Mayor Brian Bowman has called for a review of CentreVenture structures. (Boris Minkevich- Winnipeg Free Press)

CentreVenture review could have local implications

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 24, 2015 As the land deal for a hotel near Winnipeg’s Convention Centre begins to unravel, some of the overarching implications of an impending CentreVenture internal review has placed the downtown development group in the crosshairs of Winnipeg’s new mayor, Brian Bowman.

In this July 26, 2011, photo, a worker hangs from an oil derrick outside of Williston, N.D. Then Brandon Mayor Shari Decter Hirst wrote that the Wheat City is ideally suited to benefit from the boom in the Bakken oil reserves, especially when the drilling moves further east. (File)

Witnessing the effect of falling oil prices

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 16, 2015 As the price of gas continues to drop, many of us happily top up tanks that just a few short months ago may have required financial assistance to fill. Without a doubt, the trip to the pump has been easier on the pocketbook, and for… Read more »

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  • Rick Chrest at a recent announcement in the Wheat City. (Brandon Sun)

    Council finds its way through unity

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 20, 2015 “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a moulder of consensus.” — Martin Luther King Jr. When the current regime took over at city hall close to six months ago, many council members were coming off election campaigns run on a policy… Read more »

  • 5 NDP members speak during a press conference in November. (Winnipeg Free Press-file)

    Other opportunities exist for rebellious “Gang of Five”

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 14, 2015 When the dust settling from last weekend’s NDP convention, only one gunslinger remained in control of the party he has seen through plummeting support. Premier Greg Selinger, as many Manitobans already know, survived his dust-up with longtime adversary Steve Ashton and upstart contender Theresa Oswald,… Read more »

  • leadership candidates

    Oswald has most at stake in NDP showdown

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 7, 2015   She has flirted with the idea of a run for leader before, she once was seen as the clear-cut “next in line” to the throne for the NDP and she is a smart and savvy politician. But it all comes down to one weekend… Read more »

  • The former Fowles Barber shop is scheduled for demolition. (Bruce Bumstead- Brandon Sun)

    Final land acquisition paves way for future development

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 28, 2015 It is often the last piece of the puzzle that is the trickiest to place. It has lingered longer than others to find a home in the bigger picture. Renaissance Brandon hopes that last piece is falling into place, and in this instance there is… Read more »

  • Board Chair Mark Sefton during a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees. (Brandon Sun-file)

    Province leaving holes in BSD budget

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 21, 2015 Budgeting for one of the largest employers in the city while serving a “client base” of more than 8,000 members can be tricky business. It is often the job of CEOs and financial managers in companies and comes with a level of pay befitting the… Read more »

  • Former Conservative MP Eve Adams (left) is joined by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau as she announces in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 that she is leaving the Conservative Party to join the Liberal Party of Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

    Adams has a long road ahead

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 14, 2015   Eve Adams sure knows how to make a splash. In a whirlwind, she has gone from a tarnished MP in the ranks of Stephen Harper’s Conservatives to the shiniest new member of Team Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada.