For the last 24 hours:
Domestic Related Break, Enter, & Mischief:
Just before 6:00 AM Friday morning, a report was received from a female victim reporting that a former partner was attempting to force his way into her apartment. Police responded and located the 30 year-old male suspect in a vehicle that was seen leaving the area. The male, who resides in Winnipeg, was arrested for break, enter, and committing mischief to property in relation to a patio door being shattered. He was later released on appropriate Police imposed conditions to appear in court on December 19th.
Female Youths Charged for School Assault:
Two females, 14 and 17 years of age, were arrested and charged with assault relating back to an incident that occurred in October, and involved them assaulting another female youth. All involved are students at the same Brandon high school and the incident is related to perceived insults perpetuated through social media. The two accused were released on appropriate Police imposed conditions to appear in court on December 7th.
Domestic Related Assault:
A 28 year-old Brandon male was arrested and charged with assault as a result of an incident that occurred Friday morning, at about 8:30 AM at a Lorne Avenue East address. Initially, the female victim declined to make a statement but later contacted Police to provide one. As a result of the disclosure, the male was located and arrested. He was released on appropriate Police imposed conditions to appear in court on January 10th.
Possession of a Weapon:
At about 4:20 PM Friday afternoon we received a report of a male, armed with a knife, chasing another male in the area of the 1600 block Park Avenue. Responding members located the 41 year-old male suspect near 15th Street and College Avenue, stilled armed with a knife. He refused to comply with Police commands to drop the weapon, and was confrontational with them. An impact munition was deployed and the suspect was taken into custody. He will be released from custody later today, on appropriate Police imposed conditions, facing charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, resisting arrest, and uttering threats. He is scheduled to appear in court on January 10th.
Breach of Court Order:
A 21 year-old female was operating a vehicle stopped by Police at approximately 3:20 AM this morning. The accused was operating an unregistered vehicle, does not hold a valid driver’s license, and is bound by an Undertaking directing that she could not be in a motor vehicle without the owner being present. As a result, she was issued multiple tickets under the Highway Traffic Act, and was arrested and released on scene for failing to comply with the condition of the Undertaking. She is scheduled to appear in Court on January 10th.
RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY:
A/Staff Sergeant D. Lockhart, #101
Anyone with information on any unsolved crime is asked to call Brandon Crime Stoppers at 204-727-(TIPS) 8477, www.brandoncrimestoppers.com or by texting BCSTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637). Crime Stoppers pays up to $2000.00 cash for information that leads to the solution of a crime.
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Canadiens executive vice-president Jeff Gorton marks new era, meets Montreal media – Globalnews.ca
It’s been the talk of the town among sports fans for the past week: the Montreal Canadiens firing longtime general manager Marc Bergevin and bringing in Jeff Gorton as executive vice-president. The newly appointed VP met with the Montreal media for the first time Friday morning to mark the start of a new era.
The former New York Rangers general manager started by attempting to say a few sentences in French. When finished, he thanked owner Geoff Molson and said, “I hope that was OK.”
Gorton said working for the Habs is a dream. He feels like the Original Six franchise is a good fit, despite the fact that the Massachusetts-born VP grew up cheering for the Boston Bruins.
“You know, the Canadians broke my heart a lot of times. That’s my first memories, like in 1979, probably sticks out as the first one,” he told reporters.
Gorton insisted that he’s just starting out in his new role and he’s still getting a feel for the team. Regardless, the executive vice-president plans to work on player development and wants to add an analytics team.
“I do believe in analytics and I think that the way the game has gone, I think it’s a big piece of information that you need to have,” said Gorton.
A big piece missing from his qualifications is that Gorton doesn’t speak French. He said he’s learning — his wife even bought him lessons — and asks for patience.
“I wanted to be great at golf and I still stink. Right? So I will do my best,” he said, chuckling.
Fans seem to support his effort, saying it’s not language that will help the Habs get out of this season’s slump.
“He did some sentences in French this morning, so I think it’s a good step forward,” said fan Patrick Gervais.
The team is still looking for a French-speaking general manager to complement Gorton. Former Canadiens goalie Patrick Roy has expressed interest in the position. But Gorton says he has yet to draw up a shortlist, adding that it’s unlikely Bergevin’s successor will be named before Christmas.
“I don’t want to commit to anybody. I don’t want to say no to anybody so people can keep calling me if they like,” he said.
However, Global News hockey analyst Brian Wilde doesn’t expect Roy to get the job.
Instead, he said he thinks Molson and Gorton would like “someone who has a lot of experience in scouting and has some experience as an assistant general manager.”
“I think Mark Madden fits the role in Anaheim,” said Wilde.
Wilde says he liked what he heard from Gorton on Friday. But the executive vice-president kept his cards close so fans will have to wait to see what the Gorton era brings.
“I don’t think we got our answer to whether it’s going to be a full rebuild, and I think we’re going to have to wait just to see how many moves he makes,” said Wilde.
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Montreal real estate broker fined $1500 for English-language social media ad – CTV News Montreal
A Montreal real estate broker has picked up a hefty fine for posting a social media ad in English only.
REMAX Broker Qiang Zhong said he was issued the ticket of $1,500 by the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) over the post, which advertised one of his properties.
Zhong said he didn’t mind picking up the bill. “I know the government just wants to promote a French language,” he said. “I don’t have any personal emotion against this stuff.”
The fine came from a violation of Article 52 of Quebec’s French Charter, which states that, “catalogues, brochures, folders, commercial directories and any similar publications must be drawn up in French.”
The OQLF said it became aware of the infraction after a complaint on Oct. 23, 2019.
Zhong said he’s been working as a broker in Montreal for more than a decade after moving here from China, where he’s used to navigating between languages: Mandarin, the official language of Mainlaind China, and Cantonese, which is also common in his home province of Guangdong.
He said he’s still connected with his home communities, and has helped several new Chinese immigrants find homes in Montreal. He said he also encourages newcomers to learn French — the province’s official language.
“Even though I got the bill, I still love Montreal,” he said. “I could get double or triple the money in Toronto in Vancouver, but I want to stay here.”
He also said the ad brought prospective buyers to the REMAX website, which can be viewed in both French and English.
Watch Live: Canadiens’ Jeff Gorton addresses the media – Sportsnet.ca
Editor’s note: This stream has now ended.
For the first time since assuming the role of executive vice president of hockey operations for the Montreal Canadiens, Jeff Gorton will speak with the media — and his comments can be seen in their entirety right here on Sportsnet, starting at approximately 10:00 a.m. ET.
Gorton took on the role amid seismic changes to the Canadiens’ front office, including the departure of longtime general manager Marc Bergevin, and will be tasked with charting a course back to contention for Montreal, which has followed up a fabled run to the Stanley Cup Final with a troubled first quarter to 2021.
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