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Made in Manitoba treat

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Kindergarten student Xiaolu Liu enjoys chocolate milk, pancakes and eggs during the Made in Manitoba Breakfast at Riverheights School on Wednesday. The event was put on by Agriculture in the Classroom, whose aim is to deliver programs, activities and tools to schools to encourage students to learn more about the role of agriculture in Manitoba. The entire school received breakfast, which included pancakes, chocolate milk, eggs, sausage and condiments made by Manitoba producers.

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Kindergarten student Xiaolu Liu enjoys chocolate milk, pancakes and eggs during the Made in Manitoba Breakfast at Riverheights School on Wednesday. The event was put on by Agriculture in the Classroom, whose aim is to deliver programs, activities and tools to schools to encourage students to learn more about the role of agriculture in Manitoba. The entire school received breakfast, which included pancakes, chocolate milk, eggs, sausage and condiments made by Manitoba producers.

Uphill climb

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Jonathan Rodgers finds it’s all uphill sometimes as he mows a lawn along a steep rise on Rosser Avenue East on Wednesday afternoon.

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Jonathan Rodgers finds it’s all uphill sometimes as he mows a lawn along a steep rise on Rosser Avenue East on Wednesday afternoon.

Gotta support the team

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Off the Wall players, from left, Tegan Desrosiers, Reese Sanderson, Riley Penner and Daralee Kokorudz cheer on their teammates during a Westman Softball Association U12 girls’ game Wednesday evening.

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Off the Wall players, from left, Tegan Desrosiers, Reese Sanderson, Riley Penner and Daralee Kokorudz cheer on their teammates during a Westman Softball Association U12 girls’ game Wednesday evening.

Roadside stroll

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Jeff Goran and Sydney Jade walk Bernie, an English pug, along Parker Boulevard on a hot Wednesday afternoon.

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Jeff Goran and Sydney Jade walk Bernie, an English pug, along Parker Boulevard on a hot Wednesday afternoon.

Cooling down

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Kayla Keach of Brandon laughs as she plays with her four-month-old blue nose pit bull Rocky and her three-month-old black lab Princess while enjoying the sun and the water at Minnedosa Beach with friend Jessica Andrews on a hot Tuesday afternoon.

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Kayla Keach of Brandon laughs as she plays with her four-month-old blue nose pit bull Rocky and her three-month-old black lab Princess while enjoying the sun and the water at Minnedosa Beach with friend Jessica Andrews on a hot Tuesday afternoon.

First Street crash

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Brandon Police Service officers wheel away a motorcycle that crashed on First Street south of Richmond Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. No other vehicles were involved and the driver was taken away with minor injuries.

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Brandon Police Service officers wheel away a motorcycle that crashed on First Street south of Richmond Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. No other vehicles were involved and the driver was taken away with minor injuries.

Taking aim

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Kayleigh Comber takes aim with her water gun while playing with friends along Third Street on Tuesday afternoon.

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Kayleigh Comber takes aim with her water gun while playing with friends along Third Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Sitting pitchside

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Relatives watch as Super Thrifty Forest Green takes on Paddock Drilling Gold during Brandon Youth Soccer Association boys U14 division action at Kirkcaldy Heights soccer field on Monday evening.

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Relatives watch as Super Thrifty Forest Green takes on Paddock Drilling Gold during Brandon Youth Soccer Association boys U14 division action at Kirkcaldy Heights soccer field on Monday evening.

Gone fishing

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Diana Cortes and daughters Shalon and Angie Orejuela watch as Armondo Orjeuela, the girls’ dad, casts his fishing line from the dock at Dinsdale Park into the Assiniboine River on Monday evening.

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Diana Cortes and daughters Shalon and Angie Orejuela watch as Armondo Orjeuela, the girls’ dad, casts his fishing line from the dock at Dinsdale Park into the Assiniboine River on Monday evening.

Bridge open again

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An incident Monday involving a tractor trailer forced police to temporarily close the 18th Street Bridge. The bridge reopened around 2 p.m.

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An incident Monday involving a tractor trailer forced police to temporarily close the 18th Street Bridge. The bridge reopened around 2 p.m.

Top Story

Battling 'to live a little longer' with cancer

Sitting in the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre’s waiting room after his latest round of radiation therapy, 71-year-old Gilles Lefebvre knows what his priorities are.

“I do the best I can to live a little longer,” Lefebvre said. “I’m not scared of dying. What really bugs me is leaving my kids, the grandkids and Auldean — they’re my life.”

Auldean is Lefebvre’s 66-year-old ...

Top Breaking News

  • BSD teachers get 9% hike over 4 years

    Brandon School Division teachers will see a nine per cent pay increase over four years, according to the new collective agreement finalized this week.

  • Donna Chandler, nursery manager at the Green Spot, checks over some of the Never Alone roses with owner Bernie Whetter on Wednesday afternoon. One dollar from the sale of each plant goes to the Never Alone foundation, which assists cancer patients and their families.

    Cancer fight blossoms at local nursery

    All summer long the Green Spot has the opportunity to sell the Never Alone Rose and on Saturday it will host a special fundraising event to draw local attention to it.

  • At six-foot-11 and 265 pounds, junior college recruit John Paul (in white) brings much-needed size and defence to the Brandon University Bobcats men’s basketball team.

    New recruit cast for big role at BU

    The Brandon University Bobcats men’s basketball team rounded out its import spots on the roster for next season and filled a massive hole with forward John Paul transferring to BU from Tyler Junior College in Texas.

  • A pair of young students from New Era School take cover from a rain shower beneath their backpacks while walking home along Sixth Street.

    Brandon weather: Up to 10mm of rain expected Thursday

    The temperature has cooled down, but with it will come cloudy skies and up 10mm of rain on Thursday.

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