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Skating lesson

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Ariana Plett gets some help learning to skate from cousins Brooklyn Shymko (left) and Danielle Regelous at the city's skating oval, Saturday morning. The ice paths, which wind among the lighted sculptures of the Waterfall of Lights, opened officially for the winter season over the weekend.

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Ariana Plett gets some help learning to skate from cousins Brooklyn Shymko (left) and Danielle Regelous at the city's skating oval, Saturday morning. The ice paths, which wind among the lighted sculptures of the Waterfall of Lights, opened officially for the winter season over the weekend.

Morning snack run

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A squirrel looks for a snack in a spruce tree near Louise Avenue in Brandon, Saturday morning.

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A squirrel looks for a snack in a spruce tree near Louise Avenue in Brandon, Saturday morning.

Baby On Board

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A woman carries an infant on her back as she makes her way along Victoria Avenue, Friday afternoon.

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A woman carries an infant on her back as she makes her way along Victoria Avenue, Friday afternoon.

River taxi

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A Toyota Prius sits stuck against the north bank of the Assiniboine River near the 18th Street Bridge on Thursday evening after leaving 18th Street at Eleanor Kidd Park, launching off the south bank of the river and driving across the river. Brandon police are investigating the incident and believe the car may have been stolen.

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A Toyota Prius sits stuck against the north bank of the Assiniboine River near the 18th Street Bridge on Thursday evening after leaving 18th Street at Eleanor Kidd Park, launching off the south bank of the river and driving across the river. Brandon police are investigating the incident and believe the car may have been stolen.

Semi-truck fire

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The charred remains of a semi-truck sits in the parking lot of Barney’s Motel following an early morning fire on Thursday.

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The charred remains of a semi-truck sits in the parking lot of Barney’s Motel following an early morning fire on Thursday.

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.

Top Story

Ashton announces he's running for NDP leader

Thompson MLA Steve Ashton made it all but official today that he wants to lead the NDP into the next election.

He announced his intention in a single tweet this morning.

Ashton also said he met first with Premier Greg Selinger to announce he is resigning his cabinet post as Infrastructure and Transportation minister to run.

He said his resignation is effective at ...

Top Breaking News

  • Westjet flight schedules restored

    After a Brandon-bound WestJet flight was forced to double back to Regina due to fog Sunday, the airline has confirmed two flights are scheduled for on-time departure.

  • Theresa Oswald launches her campaign to lead the Manitoba NDP with dozens of supporters, including cabinet minister Ron Lemieux (left) and MLA Nancy Allan (right).

    All about beating Tories: Oswald

    Making it clear she fears a Progressive Conservative government after the next provincial election, Theresa Oswald addressed her supporters Sunday as she launched her NDP leadership campaign.

  • A pedestrian crosses Eighteenth Street near Victoria Avenue as a thick fog shrouds the city, Sunday afternoon. A fog advisory was placed on the western half of Manitoba over the weekend, with temperatures well above normal continuing through the week to Christmas Day.

    Mild weather to end Chritmas Day

  • Fog cancels Brandon-bound WestJet flight

    In a scene right out of “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” holiday travellers were stranded in Brandon yesterday.

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