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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.

Up for sale

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Liam Perkin, 8, of Elgin stands on the gate rails to get a better look at his father in the sales ring during the Shades of the Prairies Sale in the Canada Room at the Keystone Centre on Monday.

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Liam Perkin, 8, of Elgin stands on the gate rails to get a better look at his father in the sales ring during the Shades of the Prairies Sale in the Canada Room at the Keystone Centre on Monday.

Under the 'D'

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A construction worker installs new siding onto the Rolling Spokes building at Sixth Street and Princess Avenue on Monday afternoon as a portion of the building’s original facade comes into light after decades. The building was originally a car dealership and, earlier, a blacksmith and saddlery store.

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A construction worker installs new siding onto the Rolling Spokes building at Sixth Street and Princess Avenue on Monday afternoon as a portion of the building’s original facade comes into light after decades. The building was originally a car dealership and, earlier, a blacksmith and saddlery store.

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CFIB weighs in on 2015 budget

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business wants to see Brandon’s mayor and council whittle down the proposed 2015 budget and keep the property tax increase as low as possible.

Elliot Sims, Manitoba provincial affairs director with CFIB, met with Mayor Rick Chrest and a few members of city council on Wednesday to discuss the preliminary budget and the implications for small ...

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