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Ghost dancer

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Dancer Alexandra Garrido performs traditional Zapateado dancing on stage with Mariachi Ghost during their Saturday evening performance at Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival on the Keystone Centre grounds.

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Dancer Alexandra Garrido performs traditional Zapateado dancing on stage with Mariachi Ghost during their Saturday evening performance at Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival on the Keystone Centre grounds.

Start your engines

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Drag racers warm up their tires in the burnout pits at the Neepawa Airport runway as they gear up to compete at the 14th Annual Runway Drag Races hosted by the Yellowhead Roadrunners auto club on Saturday.

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Drag racers warm up their tires in the burnout pits at the Neepawa Airport runway as they gear up to compete at the 14th Annual Runway Drag Races hosted by the Yellowhead Roadrunners auto club on Saturday.

Hole in the sky

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A passing storm front rolls past a canola field near Brookdale on Saturday afternoon.

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A passing storm front rolls past a canola field near Brookdale on Saturday afternoon.

Festival of lilies

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Visitors fill the display tents which housed a selection of prize-winning lilies during Neepawa’s annual Lily Festival on Saturday afternoon.

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Visitors fill the display tents which housed a selection of prize-winning lilies during Neepawa’s annual Lily Festival on Saturday afternoon.

Kickin' up dust

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Jay Burton, in the No. 28 car, takes the checkered flag during Sunday’s Prairie Association of Stock Car Auto Racing inaugural race in which four competitors raced their four-cylinder stock cars around the quarter-mile track.

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Jay Burton, in the No. 28 car, takes the checkered flag during Sunday’s Prairie Association of Stock Car Auto Racing inaugural race in which four competitors raced their four-cylinder stock cars around the quarter-mile track.

Serious car crash on Stickney Avenue

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The driver of a Chevrolet Malibu screams in pain as emergency crews extract him following a single-car crash at the Stickney Avenue and 17th Street North Saturday afternoon. Police on scene say there was four occupants in the car and three, including the driver, will be placed under arrest. The vehicle took out a power line and power is out in the area, including traffic lights at the intersection of 18th Street North and Parker Boulevard.

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The driver of a Chevrolet Malibu screams in pain as emergency crews extract him following a single-car crash at the Stickney Avenue and 17th Street North Saturday afternoon. Police on scene say there was four occupants in the car and three, including the driver, will be placed under arrest. The vehicle took out a power line and power is out in the area, including traffic lights at the intersection of 18th Street North and Parker Boulevard.

Enter the dragonfly

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A Meadowhawk dragonfly rests on a blade of grass at the Brandon Hills Wildlife Management Area on Friday afternoon.

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A Meadowhawk dragonfly rests on a blade of grass at the Brandon Hills Wildlife Management Area on Friday afternoon.

Reunion gets rolling

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Bruce Eberling (seated on tractor) chats with Travis Kennedy and Colin Farquhar during the opening day of the 60th anniversary of the Threshermen’s Reunion in Austin on Thursday.

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Bruce Eberling (seated on tractor) chats with Travis Kennedy and Colin Farquhar during the opening day of the 60th anniversary of the Threshermen’s Reunion in Austin on Thursday.

Hopping in the outfield

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Brandon Marlins outfielder Paul Thompson gets some company in right field from a passing hare during Manitoba Senior Baseball League action at Andrews Field on Wednesday evening.

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Brandon Marlins outfielder Paul Thompson gets some company in right field from a passing hare during Manitoba Senior Baseball League action at Andrews Field on Wednesday evening.

Bringing in the military

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The parade of vintage and antique agricultural machinery at the Threshermen's Reunion at Austin had an added contingent of military hardware to observe the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War on Thursday.

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The parade of vintage and antique agricultural machinery at the Threshermen's Reunion at Austin had an added contingent of military hardware to observe the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War on Thursday.

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Historic First St. tribute hits home

The only remaining son of Arthur Baragar — after whom a major Brandon street should have been named back in the 1930s — wants to see his father’s name reinstated somewhere in the city.

Robert Baragar, 88, contacted the Brandon Sun from his home in the Ottawa area after a dive into the city’s old bylaws last month revealed the 1939 ...

Top Breaking News

  • Whenever the Portage Diversion is opened, tonnes of phosphorus are dumped into Lake Manitoba.

    Diversion endangers Lake Manitoba's future

    Two floods in the last four years have been devastating for the farmers, ranchers, First Nations, cottagers, and permanent residents around Lake Manitoba. The floods have also wrought ecological disaster. A brown ribbon of death now surrounds the water's edge where floodwaters destroyed the lakeside forest. And now we are killing the lake itself.

  • Jacques Blackstone installs a new digital movie projector in the Evans Theatre on the Brandon University campus last week. The local theatre purchased the $65,000 projector with help from its Save Our Screen fundraising campaign.

    Evans Theatre goes digital with new $65K projector

    It’s a new era for the Evans Theatre.

  • Owner rejects tenants' group offer to buy Kingsway Kort

    A deal drawn up to prevent residents of Kingsway Kort from being pushed from their homes couldn’t be made and the closure of the park seems to remain imminent.

  • A man screams in pain as emergency crews extract him following a single-car crash at the Stickney Avenue and 17th Street North Saturday afternoon. Police on scene say there was four occupants in the car and two have been placed under arrest. The vehicle took out a power line and power is out in the area, including traffic lights at the intersection of 18th Street North and Parker Boulevard.

    Crash sends 2 to jail, 2 to hospital

    Two arrests were made after a serious car crash in which alcohol is believed to be a factor.

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