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Pallister Peck

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Premier Brian Pallister leans over to kiss Agassiz MLA Eileen Clarke during a gathering to honour retired Agassiz MLA Stuart Briese (right), Monday afternoon in Neepawa.

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Premier Brian Pallister leans over to kiss Agassiz MLA Eileen Clarke during a gathering to honour retired Agassiz MLA Stuart Briese (right), Monday afternoon in Neepawa.

Historic Light

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Trevor Slimmon takes a picture of the historic fire hall on Princess Avenue, Monday afternoon. Slimmon is visiting his old home town from Toronto and says he marvels at the heritage buildings he remembers from his youth, which he photographs to serve as a memento.

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Trevor Slimmon takes a picture of the historic fire hall on Princess Avenue, Monday afternoon. Slimmon is visiting his old home town from Toronto and says he marvels at the heritage buildings he remembers from his youth, which he photographs to serve as a memento.

Demolition mission

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An excavator works to tear down a building on Louise Avenue just west of 10th Street on Sunday afternoon.

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An excavator works to tear down a building on Louise Avenue just west of 10th Street on Sunday afternoon.

Blow by blow

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Matt Strand, right, throws a punch at Owen Flett during their bout at the Canada vs. USA boxing event put on by Peak Performance at the Great Western Roadhouse on Saturday evening.

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Matt Strand, right, throws a punch at Owen Flett during their bout at the Canada vs. USA boxing event put on by Peak Performance at the Great Western Roadhouse on Saturday evening.

18th Street hit and run

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A pickup truck sits damaged on the median edge of the northbound lanes of 18th Street after a hit-and-run collision on Saturday. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash fled the scene. No one was seriously injured.

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A pickup truck sits damaged on the median edge of the northbound lanes of 18th Street after a hit-and-run collision on Saturday. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash fled the scene. No one was seriously injured.

You say goodbye, I say cello

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A young cellist playfully covers her eyes while taking part in a Suzuki class at Brandon University. earlier this week. The Suzuki method of musical education aims to mirror the environment in which children learn a native language.

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A young cellist playfully covers her eyes while taking part in a Suzuki class at Brandon University. earlier this week. The Suzuki method of musical education aims to mirror the environment in which children learn a native language.

Ice time in warmer weather

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Outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of warmer temperatures to enjoy Brandon’s skating oval on Saturday afternoon.

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Outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of warmer temperatures to enjoy Brandon’s skating oval on Saturday afternoon.

Patrick is back

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Nolan Patrick #19 of the Brandon wheat Kings fires a shot on net to score his second goal of the evening during WHL action against the Kootenay Ice at Westman Place on Friday evening.

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Nolan Patrick #19 of the Brandon wheat Kings fires a shot on net to score his second goal of the evening during WHL action against the Kootenay Ice at Westman Place on Friday evening.

Hang time

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Chris Stanhope #10 of the Brandon Bobcats dunks the ball during the Bobcats 77-74 win over the MacEwan University Griffins at the BU Healthy Living Centre on Friday afternoon.

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Chris Stanhope #10 of the Brandon Bobcats dunks the ball during the Bobcats 77-74 win over the MacEwan University Griffins at the BU Healthy Living Centre on Friday afternoon.

Game face

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In the dying seconds of the fourth quarter Brandon Bobcats head coach Gil Cheung goes over a play with his team during the Bobcats 77-74 win over the MacEwan University Griffins at the BU Healthy Living Centre on Friday afternoon.

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In the dying seconds of the fourth quarter Brandon Bobcats head coach Gil Cheung goes over a play with his team during the Bobcats 77-74 win over the MacEwan University Griffins at the BU Healthy Living Centre on Friday afternoon.

Top Story

Wayway student literacy soars

Since Waywayseecappo First Nation and Park West School Division joined forces in an educational partnership six years ago, literacy levels have made a dramatic increase.

According to the division, before partnering in November 2010 only three per cent of Waywayseecappo First Nation students Grades 1 to 4 were succeeding at grade level. That number jumped dramatically over the following years, ...

Top Breaking News

  • Premier Brian Pallister speaks during a gathering to honour retired Agassiz Progressive Conservative MLA Stuart Briese in Neepawa on Monday afternoon.

    Premier kicks off Westman tour

    NEEPAWA — Premier Brian Pallister marked the start of this week’s tour through Westman by celebrating the careers of two recently retired colleagues on Monday — Stuart Briese and Leanne Rowat.

  • Brandon pledges $25,000 for soybean plant push

    The City of Brandon has stepped up with some seed money to help the efforts of a local leadership group aiming to attract a multimillion-dollar soybean processing plant to the region.

  • No bail in gang beating

    A man who was wanted in connection with a gang beating has been found and will now be held in jail after being denied bail.

  • Shane Smith has stepped up from being an assistant coach with the Brandon University Bobcats last season to the head coach of the University of Regina Cougars women’s volleyball team this Canada West campaign.

    Smith enjoying time in Regina

    Melanie Stanford decided to take a year away from coaching the University of Regina Cougars women’s volleyball team.

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