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Splish, splash, they're having a blast

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Three-year-old Nolan Edwards and his six-year-old brother Jordon of Onanole run through the spray caused by large waves hitting the dock while enjoying the waves caused by high winds at Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park on Wednesday.

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Three-year-old Nolan Edwards and his six-year-old brother Jordon of Onanole run through the spray caused by large waves hitting the dock while enjoying the waves caused by high winds at Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park on Wednesday.

Cooling off at the lake

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A group of kids from Regina swim in Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park on Wednesday while camping in the park for the week.

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A group of kids from Regina swim in Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park on Wednesday while camping in the park for the week.

Waiting their turn

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Competitors are silhouetted as they wait to show their horses during the Canadian National Appaloosa Horse Show at the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence on Tuesday.

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Competitors are silhouetted as they wait to show their horses during the Canadian National Appaloosa Horse Show at the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence on Tuesday.

Tornado touches down

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Highway 256, north of Pierson, MB was closed last night after a tornado tore up chunks of pavement on a bridge on it.

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Highway 256, north of Pierson, MB was closed last night after a tornado tore up chunks of pavement on a bridge on it.

Funnel cloud near Pierson

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A funnel cloud near Pierson on Monday evening.

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A funnel cloud near Pierson on Monday evening.

Tornado damages farmyard

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A tornado that touched down last night caused trees to fall down onto Fred and Anne Raynor's house near Tilston, MB.

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A tornado that touched down last night caused trees to fall down onto Fred and Anne Raynor's house near Tilston, MB.

Splashy smiles

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Katie Bell, from left, Tegan Dietrich Pulleyblank and Lila Oldcorn squeal as a spray of cool water hits them while playing at the Kin Park off First Street on a hot Monday afternoon.

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Katie Bell, from left, Tegan Dietrich Pulleyblank and Lila Oldcorn squeal as a spray of cool water hits them while playing at the Kin Park off First Street on a hot Monday afternoon.

Getting ready for the show

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Workers build temporary stables for the upcoming Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, with the historic Dominion Exhibition Display Building No. II as a backdrop, on Monday at the Keystone Centre. The show starts Aug. 16.

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Workers build temporary stables for the upcoming Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, with the historic Dominion Exhibition Display Building No. II as a backdrop, on Monday at the Keystone Centre. The show starts Aug. 16.

Light show

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A thunderhead cloud leaves a sprinkling of lightning as it glides eastwards away from Brandon during a summer storm, late Friday night.

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A thunderhead cloud leaves a sprinkling of lightning as it glides eastwards away from Brandon during a summer storm, late Friday night.

Folk Fest host has praise for Brandon

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Acclaimed throat singer Tanya Tagaq hugs fellow musician Geoff Berner before her show, which wrapped up the Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival at the Keystone Centre grounds on Sunday evening. An estimated 3,000 people attended the festival in the city, which Berner calls “one of the fun places to play.”

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Acclaimed throat singer Tanya Tagaq hugs fellow musician Geoff Berner before her show, which wrapped up the Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival at the Keystone Centre grounds on Sunday evening. An estimated 3,000 people attended the festival in the city, which Berner calls “one of the fun places to play.”

Top Story

Gas tax fuels several city projects

New sidewalks and traffic signals, street improvements and Sportsplex pool upgrades are a few of the City of Brandon’s 2015 infrastructure projects to be funded through the federal gas tax reserve.

The city has budgeted $5.38 million for infrastructure projects, plus $1.8 million for four bus replacements through the transit gas tax.

“This year is a fairly intensive year for projects,” said ...

Top Breaking News

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    Lt.-Col. John Cochrane to take over CFB Shilo

    Lt.-Col. Stephen Joudrey is expected to hand over command of the CFB Shilo base to Lt.-Col. John Cochrane during a ceremony Friday.

  • Online rental property scam returns

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  • Wide Mouth Mason (above) and headliners The Tea Party will be playing Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa on Saturday. Gates open today at noon, while the festival kicks off Friday.

    Bands pumped up to rock Minnedosa

    This August long weekend is sure to be a rockin’ good time — especially if you’ve got tickets to Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa.

  • Tanner Jago of the Brandon Marlins leaps out of the way as Jason Vinnell of the Neepawa Farmers slides into second base during the sixth game of their MSBL semifinal at Andrews Field on Wednesday. The Marlins won 10-3 to win the series.

    Marlins lock up spot in MSBL final

    Tanner Jago drove in five runs to send the Brandon Marlins to the Manitoba Senior Baseball League final with a 10-3 win over the Neepawa Farmers on Wednesday at Andrews Field.

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