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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.”

Drag Racing

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Eight year old Anthony Holod of Langenberg, Saskatchewan maneuvers his drag racer up to the start line during the 15th annual Yellowed Road Runners drag races at the Neepawa Airport, Saturday afternoon. Octane and adrenaline combined as a variety of cars and trucks tested their speed on the track.

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Eight year old Anthony Holod of Langenberg, Saskatchewan maneuvers his drag racer up to the start line during the 15th annual Yellowed Road Runners drag races at the Neepawa Airport, Saturday afternoon. Octane and adrenaline combined as a variety of cars and trucks tested their speed on the track.

Austin reflections

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Roy Manns has horses and one of his fellow cowboys reflected in his sunglasses during the 61st annual Manitoba Threshermen's Reunion, Saturday afternoon in Austin. The weekend of steam powered retro agricultural fun runs the whole weekend, including a rodeo, dance and other displays recreating life in the area a century or so past.

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Roy Manns has horses and one of his fellow cowboys reflected in his sunglasses during the 61st annual Manitoba Threshermen's Reunion, Saturday afternoon in Austin. The weekend of steam powered retro agricultural fun runs the whole weekend, including a rodeo, dance and other displays recreating life in the area a century or so past.

What a drag! Race that is...

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A 70's-era Datsun truck speeds past the audience during the 15th annual Yellowhead Road Runners drag races at the Neepawa Airport, Saturday afternoon. Octane and adrenaline combined as a variety of cars and trucks tested their speed on the track.

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A 70's-era Datsun truck speeds past the audience during the 15th annual Yellowhead Road Runners drag races at the Neepawa Airport, Saturday afternoon. Octane and adrenaline combined as a variety of cars and trucks tested their speed on the track.

Fire Hall facelift

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An employee of Johnson’s Commercial and Industrial Services applies primer to the facade of the former downtown fire hall on Friday in preparing the heritage building for its new incarnation as a gastropub.

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An employee of Johnson’s Commercial and Industrial Services applies primer to the facade of the former downtown fire hall on Friday in preparing the heritage building for its new incarnation as a gastropub.

Folk Fest Fun

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Story Brown giggles as she dances with her grandmother Cheryl Winger during the opening night of the 31st annual Brandon Folk Music and Art Festival, Friday evening.

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Story Brown giggles as she dances with her grandmother Cheryl Winger during the opening night of the 31st annual Brandon Folk Music and Art Festival, Friday evening.

Rainy day fun

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Eight-year-old Claira Stitt plays with an umbrella in the front yard of her home on 28th Street as showers subside on Thursday.

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Eight-year-old Claira Stitt plays with an umbrella in the front yard of her home on 28th Street as showers subside on Thursday.

Vehicle crashes into bus shelter

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Brandon Police and Brandon Fire and Emergency Services members respond to the scene of a single vehicle collision on 1st Street North on Thursday after a vehicle collided with a bus shelter. The driver was taken to hospital.

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Brandon Police and Brandon Fire and Emergency Services members respond to the scene of a single vehicle collision on 1st Street North on Thursday after a vehicle collided with a bus shelter. The driver was taken to hospital.

Sign of the times

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New signage is put up at the Brandon Sun building this morning at 501 Rosser Avenue, to match our new updated look in our print edition, our website, and on social media.

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New signage is put up at the Brandon Sun building this morning at 501 Rosser Avenue, to match our new updated look in our print edition, our website, and on social media.

Top Story

Cocaine, cash and weapon found at Neepawa residence, two face charges

Two men face charges after a search warrant netted drugs, cash and prohibited weapon at a residence in Neepawa on Sunday.

Spruce Plains RCMP executed the search warrant, finding 4.5 ounces of cocaine and $6,000 in cash.

Jack Pich, 29, and Deana Pich, 26, were charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crim over $5,000 and the ...

Top Breaking News

  • Pte. Kirby Tott, 25, died during training at CFB Shilo Saturday afternoon. According to military officials, Tott was learning how to build a trench when he suddenly collapsed. An autopsy is expected to be conducted this week. (Facebook photo)

    Soldier dies during training at Shilo

    A 25-year-old Canadian Forces Reserve soldier died during military training at CFB Shilo late Saturday afternoon during what a base spokeswoman called a “basic infantry qualification.”

  • Brandon Police Service

    Police investigating pair of break-ins

    Police are investigating after two residents reported that their homes were broken into over the weekend.

  • Brandon Police Service

    Two arrested after woman slashes alleged attacker

    Two people were arrested after a woman retaliated by allegedly pulling out a knife and cutting the man who assaulted her Sunday morning in the 200 block of 12th Street.

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

    Brandon weather: Risk of severe thunderstorms

    There is a 60 per cent chance of thunderstorms Monday and a risk of severe thunderstorms late this afternoon, according to Environment Canada.

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