Courtesy: Brandon Police Service

News for April 27th, 2019

Break & Enter

Brandon Police are still looking for a break & enter suspect who fled from a residence in Juniper Bay.

The incident happened this morning at 4:24am.  The owner of the residence was woken to a man rummaging through the room.

Courtesy of shutterstock

Courtesy of shutterstock

The man entered the home through the patio door and fled out the front door of the house when he was confronted.

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Assiniboine Community College

News for April 26th, 2019

New Facility for ACC

A new training facility is underway at Assiniboine Community College’s Victoria East Campus.

The announcement was made this morning.  A total of $640 000 was funded to ACC from industry partners and the federal & provincial government.

Photo courtesy of ACC

The program, Food Processing Centre for Animal Proteins (FPC), will commence next month.  FPC is an eleven month course. Read More

Future site of Maryland Park School

News for April 25th, 2019

New K-8 School

Premier Brian Pallister is following up on a promise to build a school in the Wheat City.

Premier Brian Pallister

Courtesy of gov.mb.ca – Premier Brian Pallister

The new school – named Maryland Park – is scheduled to be open in the Fall of 2020.

Brian Pallister was quoted today saying that the new school was to accommodate the growth of Brandon during the last twenty years.  He also thanked the City of Brandon and the Brandon School Division for their involvement.

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From the North Hill

News for April 24th, 2019

Emerald Ash Borer Beetles

A possible infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle could happen in The Wheat City.

Courtesy of Natural Resources Canada

Courtesy of Natural Resources Canada

This week is the Invasive Species Awareness Week and the City of Brandon is requesting the public to learn more about how to help prevent the infestation of the beetle.

People are advised not to move firewood.  The Emerald Ash Borer Beetle typically thrives and is transported from area to area within woodpiles.  Citizens are also advised to buy and burn local firewood.

Located on trees throughout Rosser Ave and the Downtown area

Located on trees throughout Rosser Ave and the Downtown area

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The Big Decision

For first year students, deciding what field you want to specialize in can be a difficult decision.  For Interactive Media Arts students, prior to registering for the program, there were two different sides: Interactive and Media.  Now that we’re in the month of April, both the Media and Interactive students have another decision to make.

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Applying Our Skills

We first year students finally got to use our technical skills in a more real world situation at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair.  At the beginning of the year, most of us didn’t even know how to use a DSLR or Adobe Premiere Pro.  It’s now the near end of the first year and we have learned much as Interactive Media Arts students.

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Connecting with Google

The use of Google Classroom has made education more convenient than ever.  It wasn’t that long ago when I attended classes where the professor would use actual chalk on an olden days object known as a “chalkboard” and used it to write down important notes.  Google’s Apps for Education is a series of applications designed for schools to help them communicate with their students…and it is quite helpful.

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