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House fire on Jerome Crescent

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A firefighter enters a burning home on Jerome Crescent on Tuesday morning in the RM of Cornwallis, west of Brandon along Grand Valley Road.

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A firefighter enters a burning home on Jerome Crescent on Tuesday morning in the RM of Cornwallis, west of Brandon along Grand Valley Road.

Sizzling start

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Jason Huntinghawk is illuminated by a plume of flame as he cooks seafood at the table of the first guests at the annual Grey Owl Dinner, Monday evening at the North Hill campus of Assiniboine Community College. Over 1000 patrons will dine over 20 nights at the event, which is in its 29th year.

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Jason Huntinghawk is illuminated by a plume of flame as he cooks seafood at the table of the first guests at the annual Grey Owl Dinner, Monday evening at the North Hill campus of Assiniboine Community College. Over 1000 patrons will dine over 20 nights at the event, which is in its 29th year.

Celebrating The Sun's 135th anniversary

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Brandon Sun staff members mark the paper’s 135th anniversary of serving the community during a celebration in our Rosser Avenue location on Monday. In total, The Sun has 42 full-time staff members, five part-timers and 175 people in distribution.

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Brandon Sun staff members mark the paper’s 135th anniversary of serving the community during a celebration in our Rosser Avenue location on Monday. In total, The Sun has 42 full-time staff members, five part-timers and 175 people in distribution.

On track at BU

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Joggers run through a strip of light in Brandon University’s Healthy Living Centre recently.

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Joggers run through a strip of light in Brandon University’s Healthy Living Centre recently.

Winter fun

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Sarah Graham and her five-year-old girls Tegan and Sabrina, visit with the horses after a sleigh ride during Carberry Winterfestival 17' in Carberry on Saturday. The two-day festival included an Ice King and Queen Competition, sleigh rides, a supper, entertainment, games and other events.

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Sarah Graham and her five-year-old girls Tegan and Sabrina, visit with the horses after a sleigh ride during Carberry Winterfestival 17' in Carberry on Saturday. The two-day festival included an Ice King and Queen Competition, sleigh rides, a supper, entertainment, games and other events.

Homecoming for MacDonald

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Manitoba singer/songwriter Katie MacDonald, originally from Brandon, performs with her band at The Music Studio in downtown Brandon on Saturday night. The sold-out show was in celebration of MacDonald’s debut album, “All Things New,” which the band showcased on Saturday alongside other originals and a few well-received cover tunes.

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Manitoba singer/songwriter Katie MacDonald, originally from Brandon, performs with her band at The Music Studio in downtown Brandon on Saturday night. The sold-out show was in celebration of MacDonald’s debut album, “All Things New,” which the band showcased on Saturday alongside other originals and a few well-received cover tunes.

Enjoying the ride at Ag Days

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Three-year-old Jase Thiessen plays on a toy tractor underneath large farm machinery during Manitoba Ag Days at the Keystone Centre on Thursday. The closing day of the popular show featured expert presentations on both short and long-term weather forecasts and their potential impact on the agriculture industry.

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Three-year-old Jase Thiessen plays on a toy tractor underneath large farm machinery during Manitoba Ag Days at the Keystone Centre on Thursday. The closing day of the popular show featured expert presentations on both short and long-term weather forecasts and their potential impact on the agriculture industry.

Charges pending after crash

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The driver of an eastbound truck, pictured at left, ran a red light and struck an SUV travelling northbound at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Ninth Street Shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, according to Brandon Police Service Const. Ron Brossart. Charges are pending against the truck driver.

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The driver of an eastbound truck, pictured at left, ran a red light and struck an SUV travelling northbound at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Ninth Street Shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, according to Brandon Police Service Const. Ron Brossart. Charges are pending against the truck driver.

Brandon Sun celebrates milestone

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Today we celebrate our 135th anniversary of serving the Westman community. Pictured above are Brandon Sun carriers, circa 1946.

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Today we celebrate our 135th anniversary of serving the Westman community. Pictured above are Brandon Sun carriers, circa 1946.

Trying it out for size

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Jace Kurmann-Loewen plays on a 1948 tractor in the shadow of modern versions at the Manitoba Ag Days exposition at the Keystone Centre on Tuesday afternoon.

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Jace Kurmann-Loewen plays on a 1948 tractor in the shadow of modern versions at the Manitoba Ag Days exposition at the Keystone Centre on Tuesday afternoon.

Top Story

Cornwallis fire claims puppy

 A fire caused extensive damage to a house in the RM of Cornwallis early Tuesday morning, and claimed the life of one of the owner’s puppies. 

Members of Blue Hills RCMP along with Brandon Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to a home on Jerome Crescent around 8:00 a.m., according to Blue Hills Cpl. Mike Boychuk.

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