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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 8, 2015, Brandon, Manitoba Monday june 8, 2015 �a2 travellers Day Parade a a4 Prairie con a hit with gamers a by Myhl draft coverage i 1-13? a a 2�?~0-t a a 2�, 12 3� m a it 11 a it Boc tops in province for seized items tory critic blames overcrowding Jailhouse contraband raises alarms by Charles Tweed the Brandon correctional Centre led the province s jails in contraband seized by guards in 2014 a total of 98 contraband items were seized by corrections officer at acc. A to per cent jump from the previous year progressive conservative Justice critic Kelvin Goertzen whose office distributed the information following a Freedom of information and Protection of privacy act request said overcrowding is at the heart of the problem a it dovetails with the overcrowding we have in our jail system a Goertzen said. Quot it makes it harder to keep contraband out we be seen Over the last couple of years at heading Ley and its True in Brandon As Well that there is anywhere from 170 to 190 incidents where those who Are working in the facilities found these dangerous weapons drugs or other things that cause those in the facility to be on May 27, acc was 24 6 per cent overcapacity with 314 inmates in custody. The facility a capacity is 252, according to a Manitoba Justice spokesperson. In 201314, there were 21,704 adults in provincial territorial custody across the country which translates to an incarceration rate of 87 offenders per 100, Khz adult population according to statistics Canada a sat tobacco a plot a3 Jason Carruthers revs his angina Asha Powers through a fourth Haat of Tho Damo Darby at tha Manitoba summar fair on sunday. Photos by Bruce Bumstead Brandon Sun a five Day fun fest draws estimated 95,000 visits Mission to keep summer fair fresh pays off by Ian Hitchen organizers of the Manitoba summer fair done to seem to believe in the old saying a if it ainu to broke done to fix it a general manager Ron Kristjansson said the provincial exhibition of Manitoba continues to work to improve the fair for visitors even if the annual event has been around More than 13 decades a we want to make it the Best Day they be had a Kristjansson said on sunday As this years fair Drew to a close its estimated there were More than 95, xxx visits to the fair from wednesday to sunday although that tally can include people who enter the fair leave and then return. Fair ours enjoyed a Chance to ride More than 40 rides and visit 40 Independent vendors. The fair was held with the help of More than too volunteers. Its estimated that the Brando nites. Some of those stay with the company am travel to other locales for the rest of the fair season. The fair has been hosted of 133 years but Kristjansson said organizers Are alway looking to Mak improvements a a it a always Nice to Slid something new in. You hav to keep it fresh a Kristjansson said. Those tweaks include Nei entertainment such As the fantastic show presented b the Bowmanville Zoc among the animals o display were a Jaguar Lions Tiger wolves and a Camel. Between shows Childre had a Chance to ride the Cann and get a picture with a Bab lion. Some of the other feature included an aborigine showcase a classic car Sho and a demolition Derby. Other improvements a not have been obvious. Sat moms a Paas two cart collide head on forcing storm from Tho radiators during Tho third heat of tha Damo Darby at tha Manitoba summar fair wrapped up on sunday. This years fair featured Mort than 40 rides and 40 Inda Pendant vendors and was hold with tha help of More than too volunteers far Mara fair a Avania Van la pan As. Summer fair and Winter fair combined pump More than s15 million annually into the local Economy. The summer fair also provides work for Many locals. The provincial sex hires about to extra sets of hands North american Midway entertainment which runs the rides hires at least 60 s1.25 tax included Obi

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