Brandon not getting WestJet service


The WestJet airline announced on Monday the first round of Canadian cities to receive the regional carrier and Brandon was not on the list.

The service will be launched in Fort St. John and Nanaimo, B.C., beginning June 24.

Brandon was one of the communities that presented a business case to WestJet last year. Part of Brandon's push for service included a petition which included more than 10,000 signatures.

WestJet expects to make a second round of announcements before the end of this year.