The Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation recieved a Manitoba Excellence In Sustainability Award this week from the province. The group's mandate is to improve the quality of life in the city's downtown area. Community Led Emission Reduction Coordinator Lindsay Hargreaves outlines what they were recognized for.

Hargreaves adds the corporation works with home and business owners in obtaining grants to help fix up the front of their buildings and in the last few years have been involved in environmental initiatives through the Brandon Energy Efficiency Program and Community Led Emission Program.