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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Councillors wade into provincial pool

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 10, 2015 So it would appear an endorsement by two Brandon city councillors for NDP leadership candidate Theresa Oswald has stirred a bit of debate online and some colourful responses on both of their Twitter handles this past week.

Brandon Sun Manitoba NDP Premier Greg Selinger speaks during an announcement at the Brandon Municipal Airport on Tuesday afternoon. (Matt Goerzen/Brandon Sun)

Last days for the NDP?

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 3, 2015 Well, it didn’t take long for a foggy outlook in the latter part of 2014 to turn to downright zero visibility for the provincial NDP and its leader, Greg Selinger.

Murray House photo compliments of BRHC Foundation.

The gifts we shared in 2014

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 27, 2014 As we sit smack dab among the plethora of holiday parties and family gatherings, I thought this to be an opportune time to revisit an idea started last year right here — a chance to celebrate the many gifts we shared over the past year… Read more »

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Finding balance in a vastly different NDP

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 20, 2014 At a time when their poll numbers continue to slump, a face from the NDP’s past has reappeared in the vicinity of the party he once manned for more than a decade. Now to be entirely honest, the return of former premier Gary Doer to… Read more »

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  • 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.

  • Liam Martin_NDP

    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 »

  • DanRobertson_Keystone_BrandonSun

    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 »