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Leaders of the packs

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Nathan Campbell, with the Royal Bank laughs with Roberta MacKinnon, president of the Brandon Friendship Centre, as they join others in preparing approximately 150 backpacks with school supplies. Friendship centres across Canada use donations from RBC to purchase the items for aboriginal children and youth in thei communities, with the local centre being one of 14 across the country taking part.

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Nathan Campbell, with the Royal Bank laughs with Roberta MacKinnon, president of the Brandon Friendship Centre, as they join others in preparing approximately 150 backpacks with school supplies. Friendship centres across Canada use donations from RBC to purchase the items for aboriginal children and youth in thei communities, with the local centre being one of 14 across the country taking part.

Great Dane for a walk

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Haylee Lemoine and her mother Michelle walk their Great Dane Jozie along 18th Street on a cloudy Thursday afternoon.

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Haylee Lemoine and her mother Michelle walk their Great Dane Jozie along 18th Street on a cloudy Thursday afternoon.

Bus stop treat

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Aaron Bone looks at his son George enjoying a treat as he and cousin Morgan Bone wait for a bus along Princess Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

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Aaron Bone looks at his son George enjoying a treat as he and cousin Morgan Bone wait for a bus along Princess Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

Special moment for champs

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Quita Hodgson hugs Shuéme, the mascot for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 at École Harrison on Wednesday evening. The avian mascot visited a practice for the Team Manitoba Special Olympics soccer team, which won gold last July in Vancouver.

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Quita Hodgson hugs Shuéme, the mascot for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 at École Harrison on Wednesday evening. The avian mascot visited a practice for the Team Manitoba Special Olympics soccer team, which won gold last July in Vancouver.

Playground work on a roll

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Trevor Heyman unrolls a coil of turf as work continues on the playground at New Era School on Wednesday afternoon. The open space had new landscaping done to prevent water from pooling onto the play area.

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Trevor Heyman unrolls a coil of turf as work continues on the playground at New Era School on Wednesday afternoon. The open space had new landscaping done to prevent water from pooling onto the play area.

Rickshaw rider

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Chen Guan Ming, a farmer from southern China, packs up his rickshaw during a stop in Brandon on Tuesday. The 58-year-old started his journey in 2008 when he cycled 800 kilometres to the Olympic host city of Beijing. He then cycled across Asia and Europe to the 2012 London Games and is now heading across North and South America as he makes his way to Rio de Janeiro, host city of the 2016 Games.

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Chen Guan Ming, a farmer from southern China, packs up his rickshaw during a stop in Brandon on Tuesday. The 58-year-old started his journey in 2008 when he cycled 800 kilometres to the Olympic host city of Beijing. He then cycled across Asia and Europe to the 2012 London Games and is now heading across North and South America as he makes his way to Rio de Janeiro, host city of the 2016 Games.

Outrunning Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic Sebastien Sasseville arrives in Brandon on Tuesday as part of his 7,500-kilometre solo run across Canada to raise awareness about the disease. The endurance athlete and six-time Ironman began his run in St. John’s, N.L., on Feb. 2, and hopes to arrive in Vancouver on Nov. 14 for World Diabetes Day. For more, see outrundiabetes.ca.

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Type 1 diabetic Sebastien Sasseville arrives in Brandon on Tuesday as part of his 7,500-kilometre solo run across Canada to raise awareness about the disease. The endurance athlete and six-time Ironman began his run in St. John’s, N.L., on Feb. 2, and hopes to arrive in Vancouver on Nov. 14 for World Diabetes Day. For more, see outrundiabetes.ca.

Get in the hole

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Barb Coulter of Brandon makes a shot competing in the women’s division at the annual Tamarack golf tournament at the Clear Lake Golf Course on Monday morning.

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Barb Coulter of Brandon makes a shot competing in the women’s division at the annual Tamarack golf tournament at the Clear Lake Golf Course on Monday morning.

Time for me to fly

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A seagull takes off from the dock at the Clear Lake Golf Course on Monday morning.

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A seagull takes off from the dock at the Clear Lake Golf Course on Monday morning.

Digging deep

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Work crews dig a hole in the sidewalk at Sixth Street and Rosser Avenue on Monday afternoon. Construction season is well underway in Brandon and Westman.

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Work crews dig a hole in the sidewalk at Sixth Street and Rosser Avenue on Monday afternoon. Construction season is well underway in Brandon and Westman.

Top Story

Police blotter — Aug. 22, 2014

Police arrested two people on warrants Thursday, and also tracked down a shoplifting suspect from June.

A 46-year-old Brandon woman now has a court date for Oct. 9, where she'll face charges of theft under $5,000. It's alleged that she stole $350 worth of hair care products from a store in the Corral Centre on June 25. 

Top Breaking News

  • Pte. Mark Brushett (right) with the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry holds a memorial baton on Aug. 10 at Edmonton Garrison, where thousands of visitors witnessed the official launch of the Memorial Baton Relay team. Brushett and 50 other soldiers are running with a baton containing the names of 1,866 PPCLI members who have fallen in active service to Canada. The MBR team is retracing the symbolic route taken by the Originals as they marshalled for service in 1914 on the eve of the First World War. They arrive in Brandon on Aug. 25 to participate in an event at Brandon Veterans Memorial, and the mayor will read a proclamation declaring the week of Aug. 24-30 to be PPCLI Memorial Week.

    Anniversary relay celebrates PPCLI

    The 100th anniversary of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry is being marked by a memorial baton relay that will be in Brandon on Monday.

  • Teen ATV rider hurt

    A teenager had been drinking when he lost control of his ATV yesterday evening near Dauphin, and was lying on the roadway afterwards when he was hit by a car, poilce say.

  • Turtle Crossing campground owner Mark Kovatch is Brandon’s third mayoral candidate.

    Kovatch running for mayor

    A self-proclaimed “political junkie” has thrown his hat into the ring to become Brandon’s next mayor.

  • Cool weekend ahead

    Summer, we hardly knew ya.

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