Some 50 people waited outside the Brandon YMCA in the wee hours of Easter Monday to get spots for its before- and after-school daycare program. Alecia McLeod (left) was one of those parents who started her wait at 3 a.m. to secure a spot on a waiting list for her six-year-old daughter Kaylee Funk (right). McLeod said the Boxing Daystyle campout is indicative of the lack of child care in Brandon.

Lack of daycare spaces should be a national concern

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 11, 2015 Having to line up sometimes days prior to secure a daycare spot is an absolute shame. To learn after all that time that the waiting was for naught is the injustice that stands as bitter icing on the cake. As was shared in the Sun… Read more »

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In the minority again?

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 2, 2015 It is something that hasn’t happened in Canada since the early years of Stephen Harper’s regime, and it appears he and his government may bookend their time with what pollsters believe could be a slim minority government. This news comes on the heels of the… Read more »

The Brandon School Division is refusing to divert its own dollars to further fund the province’s kindergarten to Grade 3 class size initiative. (Brandon Sun)

Toxic political climate around K-3 initiative

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 28, 2015 If you are a Brandon School Division trustee, it is becoming harder every day to like the hand you have been dealt by the provincial government regarding the kindergarten to Grade 3 class size initiative. We are far past the argument as to whether the… Read more »

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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  • Some 50 people waited outside the Brandon YMCA in the wee hours of Easter Monday to get spots for its before- and after-school daycare program. Alecia McLeod (left) was one of those parents who started her wait at 3 a.m. to secure a spot on a waiting list for her six-year-old daughter Kaylee Funk (right). McLeod said the Boxing Daystyle campout is indicative of the lack of child care in Brandon.

    Lack of daycare spaces should be a national concern

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 11, 2015 Having to line up sometimes days prior to secure a daycare spot is an absolute shame. To learn after all that time that the waiting was for naught is the injustice that stands as bitter icing on the cake. As was shared in the Sun… Read more »

  • ThreeLeaders

    In the minority again?

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 2, 2015 It is something that hasn’t happened in Canada since the early years of Stephen Harper’s regime, and it appears he and his government may bookend their time with what pollsters believe could be a slim minority government. This news comes on the heels of the… Read more »

  • The Brandon School Division is refusing to divert its own dollars to further fund the province’s kindergarten to Grade 3 class size initiative. (Brandon Sun)

    Toxic political climate around K-3 initiative

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 28, 2015 If you are a Brandon School Division trustee, it is becoming harder every day to like the hand you have been dealt by the provincial government regarding the kindergarten to Grade 3 class size initiative. We are far past the argument as to whether the… Read more »

  • 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 »