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Tree initiative takes root

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Brandon School Division students Taleighna Woodland, right, and Aidan Taylor, left, helped in planting an apple tree at the ACC North Hill campus as put of the CN Eco-Connexion, Tree Canada and Community In Blooms initiative on Friday morning.

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Brandon School Division students Taleighna Woodland, right, and Aidan Taylor, left, helped in planting an apple tree at the ACC North Hill campus as put of the CN Eco-Connexion, Tree Canada and Community In Blooms initiative on Friday morning.

Semi rolls on Trans-Canada

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A semi-truck and trailer flipped at the junction of Highway 110 and the Trans-Canada shortly after 11 a.m. Friday. The road was still closed and RCMP were diverting traffic as of noon.

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A semi-truck and trailer flipped at the junction of Highway 110 and the Trans-Canada shortly after 11 a.m. Friday. The road was still closed and RCMP were diverting traffic as of noon.

Finding his musical voice

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Greg Kirk auditions during a casting call by 7 Ages Productions for an upcoming performance of “Young Frankenstein” at the Park Community Centre on Thursday evening. Kirk has taken part in stage shows since high school, and travelled from his Portage la Prairie home to try out. Auditions continue today for the Mel Brooks musical.

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Greg Kirk auditions during a casting call by 7 Ages Productions for an upcoming performance of “Young Frankenstein” at the Park Community Centre on Thursday evening. Kirk has taken part in stage shows since high school, and travelled from his Portage la Prairie home to try out. Auditions continue today for the Mel Brooks musical.

Etched in his memory

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World War Two veteran Jim Moffatt stands by some of the hundreds of names inscribed onto black granite as the RCAF World War Two Memorial wall was unveiled officially, Wednesday afternoon at the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum. The date also coincided with the 75th anniversary of Canada's entry to the Second World War.

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World War Two veteran Jim Moffatt stands by some of the hundreds of names inscribed onto black granite as the RCAF World War Two Memorial wall was unveiled officially, Wednesday afternoon at the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum. The date also coincided with the 75th anniversary of Canada's entry to the Second World War.

An Afghan vigil

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Leading Seaman Nicholas Sharp signs the guest book at the Afghanistan Memorial Vigil, this week at CFB Shilo's Multi-Purpose Training Facility. The memorial contains 190 plaques representing 161 Canadians and 40 Americans under Canadian command who died during the war in Afghanistan, and will be open until Saturday, when it moves to Winnipeg on its eastward journey.

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Leading Seaman Nicholas Sharp signs the guest book at the Afghanistan Memorial Vigil, this week at CFB Shilo's Multi-Purpose Training Facility. The memorial contains 190 plaques representing 161 Canadians and 40 Americans under Canadian command who died during the war in Afghanistan, and will be open until Saturday, when it moves to Winnipeg on its eastward journey.

Anti-bullying message

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Nicole Billings writes on a shroud covering a school bus parked in the courtyard of Brandon University on Tuesday. The university’s anti bullying club set up the display to gather signatures as a show of support to bullied students ahead of its Light Up The Night walk on Oct. 10.

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Nicole Billings writes on a shroud covering a school bus parked in the courtyard of Brandon University on Tuesday. The university’s anti bullying club set up the display to gather signatures as a show of support to bullied students ahead of its Light Up The Night walk on Oct. 10.

Cool riders

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Team members pull into the city after finishing a chilly ride to Brandon in the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride on Tuesday evening. The corporate charity effort is dedicated to improving the quality of life of children with cancer and has raised more than $30 million through fundraisers that encourage healthy, active lifestyles.

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Team members pull into the city after finishing a chilly ride to Brandon in the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride on Tuesday evening. The corporate charity effort is dedicated to improving the quality of life of children with cancer and has raised more than $30 million through fundraisers that encourage healthy, active lifestyles.

FASD Awareness Day

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Members of the Brandon & Area Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Committee walked from St. Augustine’s down Fourth Street and eventually on to Princess Park to mark FASD Awareness Day on Tuesday morning. A free barbecue was planned for the noon hour at the park.

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Members of the Brandon & Area Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Committee walked from St. Augustine’s down Fourth Street and eventually on to Princess Park to mark FASD Awareness Day on Tuesday morning. A free barbecue was planned for the noon hour at the park.

Piper preparation

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Dan Jardine makes his way along Tenth Street downtown Tuesday afternoon on his way to a rehearsal for the unveiling ceremonies for the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum memorial. The unveiling of the memorial wall will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m.

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Dan Jardine makes his way along Tenth Street downtown Tuesday afternoon on his way to a rehearsal for the unveiling ceremonies for the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum memorial. The unveiling of the memorial wall will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Yet another Kemnay bridge collision

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Eastbound traffic on Highway 1A west of Brandon has been blocked off after yet another semi truck rammed into the Kemnay bridge this morning. The driver is apparently uninjured.

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Eastbound traffic on Highway 1A west of Brandon has been blocked off after yet another semi truck rammed into the Kemnay bridge this morning. The driver is apparently uninjured.

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Old Order Mennonite community "similar to a cult"

A southern Manitoba Old Order Mennonite community at the centre of accusations of widespread and horrific child abuse was being run “similar to a cult” by a man said to be able to read sin on a person’s face.

Those are the allegations detailed by RCMP in a court document, details of which couldn’t previously be released due to a publication ...

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  • 'I think it (age) doesn't really matter because it's up to you and how responsible you are with what you are doing,' says Jozanna Rempel.

    No hike to drinking age coming

    The provincial government has already nixed raising the legal drinking age to 19 from 18, even though a report to encourage Manitobans to drink more responsibly remains months away from being submitted.

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A semi-trailer flipped at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 110  near Brandon Friday morning.
Traffic was backed up for hours. No word on injuries.

    Driver charged after semi rolls over

    The driver of semi-truck and trailer that flipped onto its side on the Trans-Canada Highway yesterday has been charged with imprudent driving.

  • Chantelli Bradford and her children Delainey, 7, and Albert, 10, share a laugh of the steps of the Westaway Bay Resource Centre in late August.

    Westaway Bay Family Resource Centre 'brings us together'

    A first of its kind resource centre in Brandon has become a beacon of hope for families living in a troubled neighbourhood.

  • Shari Decter Hirst outlined her plan to relocate athletic field from the current Optimist Park area to higher ground with Brandon Youth Soccer executive direct Gerry Rocan on Friday morning.

    Mayor seeks higher ground for pitches

    Moving Brandon’s soccer fields to higher ground is a pressing need for the city, and work should begin as soon as possible, Mayor Shari Decter Hirst says.

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