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Let's dance

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Brooklyn Adams practises in the final moments before taking to the stage at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Monday afternoon. Adams and other local dancers were taking part in the first day of dance competition in the Brandon Festival of the Arts, which runs through the weekend.

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Brooklyn Adams practises in the final moments before taking to the stage at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Monday afternoon. Adams and other local dancers were taking part in the first day of dance competition in the Brandon Festival of the Arts, which runs through the weekend.

Taking a spin on the dance floor

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Larry and Barbara Bohune dance to a traditional Métis fiddle band during events to mark Louis Riel Day at Brandon University on Monday afternoon.

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Larry and Barbara Bohune dance to a traditional Métis fiddle band during events to mark Louis Riel Day at Brandon University on Monday afternoon.

The daily grind

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A snowboarder grinds a rail during the Rail Wars snowboard competition at Asessippi Ski Area & Resort as part of the Canada 150th Celebration at the resort on Saturday.

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A snowboarder grinds a rail during the Rail Wars snowboard competition at Asessippi Ski Area & Resort as part of the Canada 150th Celebration at the resort on Saturday.

Playoff basketball

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Pookie Saunders #5 of the Brandon Bobcats leaps for a shot on net during game two of the Bobcats university basketball playoff series against the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack at the BU Healthy Living Centre on Saturday.

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Pookie Saunders #5 of the Brandon Bobcats leaps for a shot on net during game two of the Bobcats university basketball playoff series against the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack at the BU Healthy Living Centre on Saturday.

Wheat Kings vs Raiders

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Kolten Olynek #26 of the Prince Albert Raiders chases a loose puck in front of netminder Travis Child #30 of the Brandon Wheat Kings during WHL action at Westman Place on Saturday evening.

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Kolten Olynek #26 of the Prince Albert Raiders chases a loose puck in front of netminder Travis Child #30 of the Brandon Wheat Kings during WHL action at Westman Place on Saturday evening.

Cool creations

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Megan Yeo, Alyssa Krahn and Kim Williment chat beside their snowman on a bench in Coronation Park during an environmental science class as part of their Brandon University faculty of education program on a warm Thursday afternoon. The aim of the afternoon outdoors was to learn different tools to bring into the classroom to engage students with nature.

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Megan Yeo, Alyssa Krahn and Kim Williment chat beside their snowman on a bench in Coronation Park during an environmental science class as part of their Brandon University faculty of education program on a warm Thursday afternoon. The aim of the afternoon outdoors was to learn different tools to bring into the classroom to engage students with nature.

Inspecting the Dome

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Display Building No. 2 restoration project manager Daryl Knight looks out of a restored window in one of the four domed structures that grace the building at the Keystone Centre grounds, Wednesday afternoon.

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Display Building No. 2 restoration project manager Daryl Knight looks out of a restored window in one of the four domed structures that grace the building at the Keystone Centre grounds, Wednesday afternoon.

Snow clearing

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Doug Kocian hangs his coat as he clears snow off of a stretch of sidewalk along Lorne Avenue on Monday afternoon. Unseasonably mild weather is forecast for at least the rest of the week.

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Doug Kocian hangs his coat as he clears snow off of a stretch of sidewalk along Lorne Avenue on Monday afternoon. Unseasonably mild weather is forecast for at least the rest of the week.

West end standoff ends

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A reconnaissance and operations robot waits in the foreground as an officer delivers water and snacks to colleagues during a standoff in the 100 block of 24th Street, Tuesday afternoon.

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A reconnaissance and operations robot waits in the foreground as an officer delivers water and snacks to colleagues during a standoff in the 100 block of 24th Street, Tuesday afternoon.

Winter lights

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A student walks through a shaft of sunlight in the SUDS campus restaurant and pub, Monday afternoon.

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A student walks through a shaft of sunlight in the SUDS campus restaurant and pub, Monday afternoon.

Top Story

School taxes set to jump 2.85%

After approximately five hours of disconsolate deliberation on Tuesday, Brandon School Division’s budget is one step closer to being finalized.

After trimming nearly $1 million from the proposed budget, BSD trustees settled on a 2.85 per cent mill rate increase. Based on a house assessed at $251,000, property tax would increase $46.70 a year — or $3.89 per month.

The preliminary budget ...

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    Intended to keep Manitoba’s mobile services market competitive, Xplornet Communications Inc. is entering the Manitoba marketplace.

  • The city planted 350 white spruce tree seedlings in a holding nursery by the Parks Complex in 2016.  When the seedlings get bigger, they will be transplanted to greenspaces throughout the city. Trees were provided by TD Bank Friend of the Environment and Trees Canada, and planted by volunteers.

    Trees growing concern for city

    To help spruce up future green spaces, the city’s parks department created two holding nurseries last year and planted hundreds of seedlings.

  • Ashton Kalmakoff-Bird waves a Métis flag while taking part in events to mark Louis Riel Day at Brandon University on Monday afternoon.

    Louis Riel Day event fun for all ages

    As the Harvest Hall at Brandon University bustled with families enjoying a hotdog lunch, face painting and dancing, a group of kids focused, quiet and intently, on stringing tiny, colourful beads on their needles and thread.

  • Cars make their way north and south on 18th Street at Braecrest Drive at dusk earlier this winter.

    Short-term safety fixes eyed for North Hill intersection

    To address the ongoing safety concerns at 18th Street North and Braecrest Drive, two short-term solutions are being considered: reducing the speed limit and adding flashing lights.

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