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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Brandon, Manitoba The sports wolverines Roberts provides Bio presence a by Brandon Sun monday August 31, 2015 included 7,w,76639h00006m"2 included 77 66390000 6mh2 a2 famous face in wheat City i a Iii App by roller Derby i 113j print a a a Avo 204 726 1234 the bloc Kon Princess Coil Brott Chrest performs a magic show during Tho Rock the vote event in Princess Park on saturday afternoon. The non partisan event gave Brando nites a Chance to talk to each of the four candidates running in Brandon sour ii in the upcoming Federal election. Voters will go to the polls on oct. 19. Photos by Colin Corneau Brandon Sun a Rock the vote in Princess Park bringing fun Back to politics by Eva Wasfy Princess Park was full of people enjoying local entertainment and chatting with political candidates saturday afternoon for Brandon a Rock the vote event. The free concert and candidate meet and Greet sponsored by the Brandon Sun and Star pm cd la was designed to engage people in the upcoming election in a non intimidating environment. A a it Sall about bringing fun Back to politics As hard As that is Quot said organizer Greg a Sanh who was encouraged by the turnout there was an estimated 75 people at the Park around 4pm on saturday. All four Brando Souris candidates attended the event and had information Booths set up in the Park. Liberal candidate Jodi Wyman was excited that All of the parties were willing to get involved conservative candidate Larry Maguire chats with a passerby during the Rock the vote event in Princess Park on saturday. A a in a just so Happy that we re All on the same Page about increasing voter engagement. It absolutely is necessary a Wyman said. Being Able to talk to residents one on one about her platform was the most rewarding aspect of the event for Wyman. A people Are bringing really specific questions they have done some Reading. But they Arentt really Clear on some positions and they want answers a she said. Voter turnout in Brandon sound was 58 per cent in the 2011 Federal election compared to the Canadian average of 61.1 per cent. The 2013 by election had an even worse turnout with Only 44 3 per cent of residents making it to the polls. A i think everybody knows that the voter turnout has been really poor the last few elections Quot said nop candidate Melissa Wasta scoot a making sure that people Are educated on How to vote and where to vote is really last february the government passed a Bill that stripped elections Canada of its ability to encourage canadians to vote in Federal elections. Now it is up to third party organizations or events to try and boost voter turnout. Youth Between the Ages of 18 and 24 Are consistently the least Likely to vote in elections this age group Only had a 38.8 per cent voter turnout in the 2011 election. A St new canadians a Paga a3neepawa, Minnedosa still waiting for govt to of Hospital by Eva Wasney judging by provincial urgency on the matter building a new state of the Art Hospital Between Neepawa and Minnedosa Isnit a High priority. The proposal for the joint health Centre was submitted to the province in 2008 by the former Assiniboine regional health authority. Since then Little has happened. A Well we re hoping it still will happen a said Neepawa Deputy mayor Isobel Jarema. A we actually thought we were close to it at one the project would see a Large health Centre built near Franklin which would Combine the staff and services offered by the Neepawa health Centre and the Minnedosa and District Hospital. The idea to amalgamate came from local doctors who in 2007 saw an approaching expiry Date for both of the health centres. In this Case foresight is 20/20 As Neepawa is struggling to keep up with its patient Load and Minnedosa is fighting to stay staffed. A i think its warranted for the size of the area. To keep up with what the current needs Are and what the doctors need Quot Jarema said. Neepawa has 38 Beds in its acute care facility and five doctors on staff with another physician starting this fall. The health Centre is one of the busiest in the area and it is quickly becoming outdated with the changing needs of the population. The situation at Minnedosa a health Centre is a bit More dire. The 27-bed acute care facility has been running a doctor deficit since earlier this year which has caused its emergency room to close sporadically. A we Only have i guess you could Call it two and a half doctors Here a said Minnedosa mayor Ray on currently the Hospital has two full time doctors and one part time doctor who Are maintaining 24-hour services. A 8m larger hospital1 a Paga a6 it s Wise to prepare for things you can t predict. Whether the Market is steady or Rocky Edward Jones believes in a consistent investment approach. To learn How this philosophy might Benefit you join us for our free seminar of you can to predict you should prepare. This one hour seminar can help you learn strategies for staying focused when the Market becomes volatile. Poolside cafe breakfast wll be served Call or Stop by to Reserve a seat for yourself amp a guest pre registration is required for admittance. When thursday september 3,2015 8am to 10am where Victoria inn a conference Centre 3250 Victoria Avenue Brandond Evurd Jones making sense of investing member Cipf 613 loth Street unit 2, Brandon mb204-727-0927 Darlene Moffat cup Ecsi

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