Aprill 22nd is Earth Day and a number of people in western Manitoba took time to celebrate the event and what it is all about.

The City of Brandon hosted its annual celebration indoors because of the snow cover and below normal temepratures. Tom Keep works for the city and helped with the Earth Day program that took place in city hall's foyer between noon and 4pm. "I was extremely pleased with the turnout. Anytime there was probably close to 200 people passing through the displays."

Keep says the next big program for the city's Environmental Initiatives program will be the Enivro-Expo. That will see environmental issues promoted in area schools through the use of a mobile displays and speakers. The Enviro-Expo will make stops in severl schools in the region during the month of June.