The Release of Burning Ember: The Steve Bell Journey

Many of Manitoba's musical bright lights gathered at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre last night to pay tribute to one of Manitoba's most popular and enduring musicians. Al Simmons, Don Amero, Jaylene Johnson and others joined Steve Bell, who is celebrating 25 years as a solo artist in 2014. It's a milestone that is also being recognized with the release of the documentary, Burning Ember, the Steve Bell Journey. Al Friesen was part of last night's VIP screening, and caught up with Director Andrew Wall of Refuge 31 films. Andrew shared how he first came to know Steve, and feel the story was worth telling

Aaron Burnett and Don Amero, who will tour with Steve this fall, were also at last night's screening



CJRB Radio 1220 Teams Up For Farmer Appreciation

CJRB Radio 1220 and a number of area businesses held a couple of Farmer Appreciation meals in mid September.

People had a chance to enter their name to win a meal at their farm for 10 people. The lucky winners were Kelly Vandoorne of Deloraine and Trevor Mealy of Minto.

CJRB staff and some other staff from participating businesses made the trip to Kelly Vandoorne's farm on September 12th and then to Trevor Mealy's farm on September 15th.

The winners were treated to chicken, pizza, drinks and a dessert. Thanks to eveyrone for entering their name for a chance to win the meal and other prizes that came along with the food.

A number of area businesses took entries and supplied prizes for the contest:

Home Hotel - Chicken Chef Boissevain
Rocky Mountain Equipment Boissevain
Rocky Mountain Equipment Killarney
Du Rite Auto and Ag Boissevain
Southwest Agencies Boissevain
Sunrise Credit Union Boissevain
Killarney Tire Killarney
Steads Farm Supply - Boissevain
Boundary Co-op Deloraine Boissevain Home and Ag Centers

MCC Relief Sale

The MCC Relief Sale will be held in Brandon at the Keystone Centre September 20th starting at 8:30. Jayme Giesbrecht will be there, broadcasting live from the Keystone Centre. Learn more at http://mcccanada.ca/



It was the end of an era this past weekend. Over 30 years of the MCC Relief and Auction Sale held in Morris. Saturday turned out to be a pretty decent day for the final sale.

 Shannon Dueck of our Golden West News team and Al friesen were two of the many volunteers at the sale - they assisted at the perogy lunch. And it was after lunch Al caught up with past sale chair Dave Reimer

Air Museum Unveils Memorial

The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum in Brandon has unveiled a World War ll memorial.

The 7 foot statue and 300 foot long granite wall were erected just west of the museum. The wall contains 19,000 names of those who lost their lives in the second world war.

The memorial includes the names of Canadians and those from other commonwealth countries like New Zealand and Australia.

The Museum's Executive Director Stephen Hayter says the memorial pays a fitting tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. "We couldn't be happier with the end result. The memorial looks great and will be a lasting tribute to all those listed on the wall."

Over 500 people attended Wednesday's unveiling.

(VIDEO) STARS Rescue on the Island

 Paramedic "Brent" preparing for take-off

The STARS Rescue on the Island took place yesterday, with 8 Manitoba business leaders flown to an island to compete in a variety of challenges to raise money for STARS Air Ambulance. Here's a look at the experience:

CJRB Morning Show host Jayme Giesbrecht standing beside the Stars Air Ambulance