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Regal pose

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A monarch butterfly clings to the heads on a burdock bush growing along the banks of the Assiniboine River near the Riverbank Discovery Centre on Tuesday.

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A monarch butterfly clings to the heads on a burdock bush growing along the banks of the Assiniboine River near the Riverbank Discovery Centre on Tuesday.

Standing tall

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A wheat crop matures in the afternoon sunlight in a field near Rapid City on Tuesday.

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A wheat crop matures in the afternoon sunlight in a field near Rapid City on Tuesday.

Scenic fishing spot

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An angler fishes from the public docks at Dinsdale Park backdropped by the Brandon’s downtown skyline on Tuesday afternoon.

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An angler fishes from the public docks at Dinsdale Park backdropped by the Brandon’s downtown skyline on Tuesday afternoon.

About to throw down

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A member of the Wheat City Lawn Bowling Club reaches for a ball during regular league play in Rideau Park on Monday evening. The club meets each evening from Monday through Thursday until the season ends at the end of September.

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A member of the Wheat City Lawn Bowling Club reaches for a ball during regular league play in Rideau Park on Monday evening. The club meets each evening from Monday through Thursday until the season ends at the end of September.

In the swing of things

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Matt Friesen reads a book while swinging in a hammock in Princess Park on Monday afternoon. Friesen worked an early morning shift at his workplace, which left a hot sunny afternoon free to enjoy.

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Matt Friesen reads a book while swinging in a hammock in Princess Park on Monday afternoon. Friesen worked an early morning shift at his workplace, which left a hot sunny afternoon free to enjoy.

Sky hook

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Josh Dram shoots into a brilliant summer sun as he shoots hoops with friends Austin Vail, Bryce McDonald and David Sadler at the Dood Cristall Family YMCA in downtown Brandon on Monday. The four soon join other students in returning to school next Wednesday.

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Josh Dram shoots into a brilliant summer sun as he shoots hoops with friends Austin Vail, Bryce McDonald and David Sadler at the Dood Cristall Family YMCA in downtown Brandon on Monday. The four soon join other students in returning to school next Wednesday.

Jumping in style

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Cassidy Decorte, 16, rides In Style, a nine-year-old gelding at the Campbell Horse Shows' Harvest Sun jumping competition on Sunday at the Keystone Centre.

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Cassidy Decorte, 16, rides In Style, a nine-year-old gelding at the Campbell Horse Shows' Harvest Sun jumping competition on Sunday at the Keystone Centre.

Roller Derby determination

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Holy Mow-zes (Kristin Shukin) of Gang Green, right, winces as she tries to make her way through a defender from Saskatoon’s MindFox during a roller derby bout at Shilo on Saturday evening. Gang Green beat the visitors 174-65. In the first game at Shilo on Saturday, Rocanville beat Gang Green’s B team, Scarlet Fever, 246-51.

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Holy Mow-zes (Kristin Shukin) of Gang Green, right, winces as she tries to make her way through a defender from Saskatoon’s MindFox during a roller derby bout at Shilo on Saturday evening. Gang Green beat the visitors 174-65. In the first game at Shilo on Saturday, Rocanville beat Gang Green’s B team, Scarlet Fever, 246-51.

Pretty present

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Saira Velasquez Castro smiles as she carries a pair of sunflowers near Stanley Park on Wednesday afternoon. Castro got the flowers from the Brown Sugar farm set up nearby to give to a friend.

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Saira Velasquez Castro smiles as she carries a pair of sunflowers near Stanley Park on Wednesday afternoon. Castro got the flowers from the Brown Sugar farm set up nearby to give to a friend.

Painting the day away

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Jazmine Stokes, 10, paints 17-month-old Taya-Anne Manuliak’s arm at the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics charity barbecue in the Landmark Cinemas parking lot on Saturday. The event gave the public a chance to meet many of the Special Olympics athletes from Brandon.

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Jazmine Stokes, 10, paints 17-month-old Taya-Anne Manuliak’s arm at the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics charity barbecue in the Landmark Cinemas parking lot on Saturday. The event gave the public a chance to meet many of the Special Olympics athletes from Brandon.

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UPDATE - Police confirm missing 13-year-old girl found safe

The Brandon Police Service has confirmed that a 13-year-old girl who was reported missing has been found safe.

It was believed that Cheyenne Byczkowski left out her bedroom window sometime between 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30. She took several articles of clothing with her.

That prompted a public appeal for help by the Brandon Police Service, which detailed ...

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