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River taxi

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A Toyota Prius sits stuck against the north bank of the Assiniboine River near the 18th Street Bridge on Thursday evening after leaving 18th Street at Eleanor Kidd Park, launching off the south bank of the river and driving across the river. Brandon police are investigating the incident and believe the car may have been stolen.

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A Toyota Prius sits stuck against the north bank of the Assiniboine River near the 18th Street Bridge on Thursday evening after leaving 18th Street at Eleanor Kidd Park, launching off the south bank of the river and driving across the river. Brandon police are investigating the incident and believe the car may have been stolen.

Semi-truck fire

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The charred remains of a semi-truck sits in the parking lot of Barney’s Motel following an early morning fire on Thursday.

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The charred remains of a semi-truck sits in the parking lot of Barney’s Motel following an early morning fire on Thursday.

Brandon at dawn

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The late-fall sun rises over the Pacific Avenue rail lines, as seen from the Eighth Street Bridge in Brandon, on a chilly Thursday morning.

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The late-fall sun rises over the Pacific Avenue rail lines, as seen from the Eighth Street Bridge in Brandon, on a chilly Thursday morning.

Delivering hampers a team effort

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Volunteers work to deliver hampers from the Brandon and Westman Christmas Cheer Registry from the loading docks at The Town Centre on Wednesday.

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Volunteers work to deliver hampers from the Brandon and Westman Christmas Cheer Registry from the loading docks at The Town Centre on Wednesday.

Lifting spirits in pediatric ward

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Brandon Wheat King Duncan Campbell visits with 15-month-old Bailey Phillips and her mom Kristen in the pediatric ward of the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday. Bailey, who was diagnosed with a congenital cytomegalovirus shortly after birth, requires regular blood transfusions.

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Brandon Wheat King Duncan Campbell visits with 15-month-old Bailey Phillips and her mom Kristen in the pediatric ward of the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday. Bailey, who was diagnosed with a congenital cytomegalovirus shortly after birth, requires regular blood transfusions.

Taking centre stage

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The Brandon East Grade 8 Concert Band, under the direction of Erin Dodds, performs “Incantation and Ritual” as its opening piece as Wednesday’s special guest during Crocus Plains Neelin Bands and Crocus Plains Concert Choirs’ Winter Concert at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium.

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The Brandon East Grade 8 Concert Band, under the direction of Erin Dodds, performs “Incantation and Ritual” as its opening piece as Wednesday’s special guest during Crocus Plains Neelin Bands and Crocus Plains Concert Choirs’ Winter Concert at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium.

Turkey trot

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A group of wild turkeys cross Aberdeen Avenue near Seventh Street, Saturday afternoon.

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A group of wild turkeys cross Aberdeen Avenue near Seventh Street, Saturday afternoon.

Icy interlude

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Friends Avery Onyshko, middle, Trevor Suski, right, and Matt Jennings enjoy an afternoon skate on a frozen patch of water along Grand Valley Road on Monday afternoon.

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Friends Avery Onyshko, middle, Trevor Suski, right, and Matt Jennings enjoy an afternoon skate on a frozen patch of water along Grand Valley Road on Monday afternoon.

Carole for a cause

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Tom Jackson carries an order of “fish and ships” across the stage of the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium during the Brandon performance of “The Huron Carole” on Monday evening. The annual Christmas event, which raises money for food banks in its travels across Canada, started in Toronto in 1987.

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Tom Jackson carries an order of “fish and ships” across the stage of the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium during the Brandon performance of “The Huron Carole” on Monday evening. The annual Christmas event, which raises money for food banks in its travels across Canada, started in Toronto in 1987.

Great balls of Christmas

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A patron looks out a window decorated in holiday finery after a movie at the Capitol Theatre on Monday afternoon.

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A patron looks out a window decorated in holiday finery after a movie at the Capitol Theatre on Monday afternoon.

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RMNP road will get redone; campground gets upgrades

The federal government will spend the next five years resurfacing Highway 10 through Riding Mountain National Park.

Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette Conservative MP Robert Sopuck made the announcement today in Dauphin.

“Our Government is proud to be making record investments in Parks Canada sites across the country,” Sopuck said. “Investments like these in Riding Mountain National Park are encouraging job creation and economic growth, while taking ...

Top Breaking News

  • A Toyota Prius sits stuck against the north bank of the Assiniboine River near the 18th Street Bridge on Thursday evening after leaving 18th Street at Eleanor Kidd Park, launching off the south bank of the river and driving across the river.

    Stolen cab launched onto frozen river

    Police are investigating after a stolen cab went flying off the road and onto the frozen river Thursday evening.

  • Theresa Oswald is expected to announce her bid for NDP leadership on Friday.

    Oswald officially enters NDP leadership race; promises an "alternative vision"

    Former cabinet minister Theresa Oswald made it official this morning by being the first to declare she wants Premier Greg Selinger's job.

  • Major upgrade for RMNP highway

    It will be smooth sailing through Riding Mountain National Park courtesy of a funding commitment from Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette Conservative MP Robert Sopuck, who is expected to make the announcement later today, according to a source familiar with the details.

  • Brandon Sun Brandon Sun City Editor Matt Goerzen, centre, poses for a picture with Brandon-East MLA Drew Caldwell and Premier Greg Selinger, right, prior to Thursday's State of the Province Address to the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at the Keystone Centre. (Bruce Bumstead/Brandon Sun)

    Caldwell's water announcement sparks confusion

    Municipal Government Minister Drew Caldwell was in Pipestone yesterday to deliver some news regarding sewer and water systems in Westman.

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