Wab Kinew speaks at his campaign launch in Fort Rouge (2015- Winnipeg Free Press)

Kinew move puts Bokhari on shaky ground

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 6, 2016 Just when Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari thought the stars had aligned to usher her into the legislature and alleviate some of the financial strain her wage presents to the recently surging Manitoba Liberals, in stepped Greg Selinger, pulling a proverbial rabbit from his well-worn… Read more »

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. (Brandon Sun-CP)

O’Leary’s attack on Notley laughable

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 15, 2016 Just when you thought Canadian politics would settle down to a dull roar, media personality and investment guru Kevin O’Leary broke the silence by calling for Alberta premier Rachel Notley’s resignation for her “mishandling” of the Alberta economy. Calling Notley unqualified for the position, the… Read more »

Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari speaks with the Brandon Sun editorial board in 2015. (Bruce Bumstead / Brandon Sun files)

Pallister, Bokhari close in on fortress Winnipeg

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 2, 2016 If the election were held today, Manitobans would elect a Progressive Conservative majority government. The last time the governing NDP, a party known for the “Manitoba miracle,” was truly challenged, United States President Bill Clinton was freshly cleared on impeachment charges, “Star Wars: Episode 1… Read more »

MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS (FILE)

Selinger playing any card he can

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 26, 2015 It is an act of dominance or desperation. In either case, Greg Selinger’s flirtation with new taxation for some Manitobans will have voters seeing red while Tory top dogs jump for joy ahead of what could be a very prosperous new year for them. In… Read more »

Brandon Sun Manitoba NDP Premier Greg Selinger and Brandon East MLA Drew Caldwell speak to reporters following the announcement of a new gymnasium for Green Acres school in the Brandon School Division. (Matt Goerzen/Brandon Sun-file)

Politicians filling their stockings with rhetoric

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 18, 2015 If the Tories truly have the inside track right now en route to the legislature, they sure aren’t doing themselves any favours in finding that lane. While the NDP promise machine ramped up to epic proportions prior to Christmas, the Progressive Conservatives are doing the… Read more »

Brandon Sun Assiniboine Community College President Mark Frison and Brandon University President Gervan Fearon announced the creation of a joint school of business between the two post-secondary institution during Thursday's Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at the UCT Pavilion. (Bruce Bumstead/Brandon Sun)

21st century post-secondaries must work in harmony

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 12, 2015 It is antiquated thinking that universities and colleges would exist in a single community and not work toward some form of common goal. As Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College embark on new beginnings and joint programming in a handful of sectors, that sentiment should… Read more »

A cyclist winds his way down the Eighth Street bridge, which has been closed to all vehicular traffic earlier this summer. (Brandon Sun- File)

8th Street Bridge solution lies in Winnipeg

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 4, 2015 Brandon City Council has a monumental decision on its hands — what to do with the Eighth Street bridge. The bridge’s fate has been batted around this community for a number of years and in the past couple, has made an appearance or two in… Read more »

L to R- Jennifer Fincaryk, her daughter Kyrstyn Fleury, Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities Kevin Chief, Jennifers?s daughter ? Kelson Fleury, Mother Ashley Vivier, and her son Christopher Grant, and daughter Alexander Vivier at Lord Selkirk Childcare Centre- 102-269 Dufferin? See Carol Sanders story- Oct 03, 2014   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

Demographic shift creates unknowns for parties

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition November 27, 2015 For the longest time, political parties across this country could count on one thing — seniors would show up to vote. By far one of the largest and most engaged voting demographics in all of Canada, seniors presented a world of opportunity for political parties… Read more »

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger responds to questions about the throne speech at a press conference at the legislature in Winnipeg on Monday.

Premier doubles down in pre-election throne speech

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition November 20, 2015 Laden with more than the average number of Westman offerings, the final throne speech prior to next spring’s provincial election was a spoil of riches for many in Manitoba as the embattled NDP strategizes that a “win by spending” plan will resonate with voters. In… Read more »

Community members gathered to discuss the redevelopment of the Riverbank Corridor and to provide input into the new master plan during a brainstorming session at the Riverbank Discovery Centre in August. The preliminary master plan — called "Back to the River" — was released to the public Monday.

Riverbank revamp a lofty but worthwhile goal

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition November 14, 2015 It would appear that the architects behind the revamp of the Riverbank Discovery Centre network have made one thing perfectly clear — they plan to “work with the river and not against it.” However simple sounding that statement is, surely it’s music to the ears… Read more »

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  • Wab Kinew speaks at his campaign launch in Fort Rouge (2015- Winnipeg Free Press)

    Kinew move puts Bokhari on shaky ground

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 6, 2016 Just when Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari thought the stars had aligned to usher her into the legislature and alleviate some of the financial strain her wage presents to the recently surging Manitoba Liberals, in stepped Greg Selinger, pulling a proverbial rabbit from his well-worn… Read more »

  • Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. (Brandon Sun-CP)

    O’Leary’s attack on Notley laughable

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 15, 2016 Just when you thought Canadian politics would settle down to a dull roar, media personality and investment guru Kevin O’Leary broke the silence by calling for Alberta premier Rachel Notley’s resignation for her “mishandling” of the Alberta economy. Calling Notley unqualified for the position, the… Read more »

  • Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari speaks with the Brandon Sun editorial board in 2015. (Bruce Bumstead / Brandon Sun files)

    Pallister, Bokhari close in on fortress Winnipeg

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 2, 2016 If the election were held today, Manitobans would elect a Progressive Conservative majority government. The last time the governing NDP, a party known for the “Manitoba miracle,” was truly challenged, United States President Bill Clinton was freshly cleared on impeachment charges, “Star Wars: Episode 1… Read more »

  • MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS (FILE)

    Selinger playing any card he can

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 26, 2015 It is an act of dominance or desperation. In either case, Greg Selinger’s flirtation with new taxation for some Manitobans will have voters seeing red while Tory top dogs jump for joy ahead of what could be a very prosperous new year for them. In… Read more »

  • Brandon Sun Manitoba NDP Premier Greg Selinger and Brandon East MLA Drew Caldwell speak to reporters following the announcement of a new gymnasium for Green Acres school in the Brandon School Division. (Matt Goerzen/Brandon Sun-file)

    Politicians filling their stockings with rhetoric

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 18, 2015 If the Tories truly have the inside track right now en route to the legislature, they sure aren’t doing themselves any favours in finding that lane. While the NDP promise machine ramped up to epic proportions prior to Christmas, the Progressive Conservatives are doing the… Read more »

  • Brandon Sun Assiniboine Community College President Mark Frison and Brandon University President Gervan Fearon announced the creation of a joint school of business between the two post-secondary institution during Thursday's Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at the UCT Pavilion. (Bruce Bumstead/Brandon Sun)

    21st century post-secondaries must work in harmony

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 12, 2015 It is antiquated thinking that universities and colleges would exist in a single community and not work toward some form of common goal. As Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College embark on new beginnings and joint programming in a handful of sectors, that sentiment should… Read more »