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Brandon Looks Great in Conference Board Assessment of Canada’s Mid-Sized Cities

January 11, 2017

The Conference Board of Canada confirms that the City of Brandon’s diversified economy is expected to deliver solid economic growth in 2017 thanks to widespread gains across most sectors. 

According to the Conference Board, real GDP is expected to grow by 2.3% in 2017 supported by increased ex…

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City of Brandon Wins National Youth Involvement Award

January 6, 2017

The City of Brandon’s unique approach to environmental sustainability-themed youth programming has recently been recognized with a national Communities in Bloom Award.

The City of Brandon Community Services Department representatives accepted an Outstanding Achievement in Youth Involvement Awar…

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Guest Blog: Brandon Manitoba Mayor Rick Chrest

January 18, 2016

We Are Brandon!

At a modest population of 50,000, Brandon is Manitoba’s second largest City and is the de facto hub of the western side of our Province.  Brandon is a very stable, steadily growing city, in fact boasting one of the most robust growth rates of medium sized cities in Canada.  Mo…

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Happy Birthday City of Brandon, Manitoba!

May 30, 2013

Brandon, Manitoba is 131 years old today. According to the City of Brandon’s website, General Thomas Rosser chose the location for a major divisional point of the Canadian Pacific Railway in May 1881 and named this new townsite "Brandon".

The name "Brandon" goes back to the Blue Hills of Brandon,…

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Brandon - Lieutenant Governor's Winter Festival

January 30, 2013

Check out Brandon’s 10th annual Lieutenant Governor’s Winter Festival, the year’s most diverse and exciting celebration of Brandon’s cultural mosaic.  The free, family-friendly festival runs from January 31 to February 2. There will be 13 cultural pavilions at community venues across the City. Explo…

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