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Hazy Shade of Summer

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Dave Dixon tees off during the BIRT Cup golf tournament at the Shilo Country Club on Friday afternoon. The charity event — named after Basics Intensity Respect Team — supports many projects in the community, including the Ashley Neufeld Softball Complex. ( Colin Corneau/ Brandon Sun)

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Dave Dixon tees off during the BIRT Cup golf tournament at the Shilo Country Club on Friday afternoon. The charity event — named after Basics Intensity Respect Team — supports many projects in the community, including the Ashley Neufeld Softball Complex. ( Colin Corneau/ Brandon Sun)

Little House

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Alex Dolzhenko is using Behlen Industries’ steel technology to create a freestanding “tiny house. (Bruce Bumstead/ Brandon Sun)

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Alex Dolzhenko is using Behlen Industries’ steel technology to create a freestanding “tiny house. (Bruce Bumstead/ Brandon Sun)

Under the setting red sun

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A southbound cyclist walks her bike on the 18th Street bridge on Thursday evening underneath the glow of a setting red sun. Ongoing forest fires in northern Saskatchewan have cast a smokey haze across southern Manitoba, and given both the sun and moon a reddish tinge.

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A southbound cyclist walks her bike on the 18th Street bridge on Thursday evening underneath the glow of a setting red sun. Ongoing forest fires in northern Saskatchewan have cast a smokey haze across southern Manitoba, and given both the sun and moon a reddish tinge.

Laid-back cruise

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Gerald (Shaggy) Rempel kicks back while showing his car during the monthly Cruisin’ the Dub along Rosser Avenue on Thursday. The popular event runs the first Thursday of each month through September and brings classic cars, trucks and motorcycles to a downtown street turned into a pedestrian corridor for the evening.

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Gerald (Shaggy) Rempel kicks back while showing his car during the monthly Cruisin’ the Dub along Rosser Avenue on Thursday. The popular event runs the first Thursday of each month through September and brings classic cars, trucks and motorcycles to a downtown street turned into a pedestrian corridor for the evening.

West end homes burn

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Brandon Fire and Emergency Services members battle a fire that started in one home and quickly spread to another on Rosser Avenue between Deer Place and Parkside Place on Wednesday.

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Brandon Fire and Emergency Services members battle a fire that started in one home and quickly spread to another on Rosser Avenue between Deer Place and Parkside Place on Wednesday.

Light show

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Fireworks light up the night sky on Canada Day.

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Fireworks light up the night sky on Canada Day.

Happy Canada Day

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Brandonites decked out in red make up part of the living fall for a photo during Canada Day celebrations at the Riverbank Discovery Centre on Wednesday. The celebration continues with live entertainment and activities all day and will culminate with the annual fireworks show tonight.

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Brandonites decked out in red make up part of the living fall for a photo during Canada Day celebrations at the Riverbank Discovery Centre on Wednesday. The celebration continues with live entertainment and activities all day and will culminate with the annual fireworks show tonight.

Cool aid for diabetes research

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Siblings Brandon and Andy Chambers help their younger sister Olivia run a Kool-Aid stand on Knowlton Drive on a hot Wednesday afternoon. The siblings planned to give half their profits to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Siblings Brandon and Andy Chambers help their younger sister Olivia run a Kool-Aid stand on Knowlton Drive on a hot Wednesday afternoon. The siblings planned to give half their profits to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Tuckered out

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Tucker Paul catches a ride with his mother Chelsea while making their way along Princess Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. The pair had taken in a movie and decided to take advantage of the warm weather and walk back home.

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Tucker Paul catches a ride with his mother Chelsea while making their way along Princess Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. The pair had taken in a movie and decided to take advantage of the warm weather and walk back home.

Top Story

Tiny houses for you and me

Drive past the corner of Aberdeen Avenue and First Street and you’ll notice a strange structure taking shape in the corner of a yard.

The metal A-frame building is Brandon’s first “tiny house,” and creator Alex Dolzhenko has big plans for it.

The Tiny House Movement is a European concept that has been gaining popularity with North Americans keen on simplifying their ...

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