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Mexican spectacle

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Dancers take the stage during a performance by Ballet El Mazatleco, Thursday evening at the Centennial Auditorium. The cultural dance troupe was founded in Mexico in 2002 and draws from the nation's high schools for its award-winning performances.

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Dancers take the stage during a performance by Ballet El Mazatleco, Thursday evening at the Centennial Auditorium. The cultural dance troupe was founded in Mexico in 2002 and draws from the nation's high schools for its award-winning performances.

Out of the shadows

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A rider in the Canadian National Appaloosa show is silhouetted at the end of a hallway leading to the show ring at the Westoba Agriculture Centre of Excellence on Tuesday afternoon. The Keystone Centre is hosting the national event thru to Sunday.

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A rider in the Canadian National Appaloosa show is silhouetted at the end of a hallway leading to the show ring at the Westoba Agriculture Centre of Excellence on Tuesday afternoon. The Keystone Centre is hosting the national event thru to Sunday.

Warm Welcome

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Elaine Pratt smiles as riders arrive in Sioux Valley First Nations during the Unity Ride, Wednesday evening. The event brings attention to prescription drug abuse and healthy lifestyles and heads north to Birdtail Sioux First Nations before wrapping up in Waywayseecappo on Friday.

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Elaine Pratt smiles as riders arrive in Sioux Valley First Nations during the Unity Ride, Wednesday evening. The event brings attention to prescription drug abuse and healthy lifestyles and heads north to Birdtail Sioux First Nations before wrapping up in Waywayseecappo on Friday.

Appaloosa line

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Competitors in the Canadian National Appaloosa Show make their way around the show ring in the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence at the Keystone Centre on Tuesday afternoon.

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Competitors in the Canadian National Appaloosa Show make their way around the show ring in the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence at the Keystone Centre on Tuesday afternoon.

Flight training

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A Canadian Forces Dash-8 aircraft soars low over Highway 10 near the Brandon airport Monday. The aircraft, with extra radar and related electronic modifications, circled and practised touch-and-go landings during an afternoon training exercise.

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A Canadian Forces Dash-8 aircraft soars low over Highway 10 near the Brandon airport Monday. The aircraft, with extra radar and related electronic modifications, circled and practised touch-and-go landings during an afternoon training exercise.

Vintage ride

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A group of friends gather to admire a 1928 Chevrolet being refuelled at a Victoria Avenue station on Monday evening.

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A group of friends gather to admire a 1928 Chevrolet being refuelled at a Victoria Avenue station on Monday evening.

Summer slider

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Seven-year-old Ryker Fehr of Prince George, B.C., plays in the wading fountain at Turtle Crossing on a hot Monday afternoon during a family vacation to Brandon to visit relatives.

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Seven-year-old Ryker Fehr of Prince George, B.C., plays in the wading fountain at Turtle Crossing on a hot Monday afternoon during a family vacation to Brandon to visit relatives.

Rolling River Powwow

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Sashawnee Kay of Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan dances in the teen girls fancy dance category during the Rolling River First Nation powwow on Sunday afternoon.

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Sashawnee Kay of Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan dances in the teen girls fancy dance category during the Rolling River First Nation powwow on Sunday afternoon.

Airport exercise

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A firefighter fires a flare to light up diesel fuel used in a training exercise at Brandon Municipal Airport on Monday. Firefighters from the Winnipeg Fire Department were in the city on an annual training exercise, which uses 2,000 litres of fuel to simulate an airplane crash.

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A firefighter fires a flare to light up diesel fuel used in a training exercise at Brandon Municipal Airport on Monday. Firefighters from the Winnipeg Fire Department were in the city on an annual training exercise, which uses 2,000 litres of fuel to simulate an airplane crash.

Sioux Valley Powwow

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Selena Hanska of Birdtail Sioux First Nation does her hair as friend Kaylee Huntinghawk of Rolling River First Nation holds a mirror at the 2016 Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Pow wow on Saturday evening.

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Selena Hanska of Birdtail Sioux First Nation does her hair as friend Kaylee Huntinghawk of Rolling River First Nation holds a mirror at the 2016 Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Pow wow on Saturday evening.

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Oil giant, Hydro team up for power project

Manitoba’s largest oil producer is partnering with Manitoba Hydro to install turbines that will generate electricity from flare stacks in southwestern Manitoba.

Tundra Oil and Gas will install 22 micro-turbines at five sites near Cromer, Waskada and Pierson. Fuelled by solution gas, a byproduct of oil extraction and processing, each site will generate between 800 to 1,000 kilowatts of capacity.

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