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Ex-NHL star’s surprise visit

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Former NHL star Dale Hawerchuk surprises players on the Brandon Minor Peewee AA Wheat Kings before taking to the ice with them for their practice at Westman Place on Thursday evening. Scotiabank brought Hawerchuk to Brandon to surprise the team. Players visited and took photos with the former Winnipeg Jets player as well.

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Former NHL star Dale Hawerchuk surprises players on the Brandon Minor Peewee AA Wheat Kings before taking to the ice with them for their practice at Westman Place on Thursday evening. Scotiabank brought Hawerchuk to Brandon to surprise the team. Players visited and took photos with the former Winnipeg Jets player as well.

Holiday buffet

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Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts students Jessica Buck, Tyler Beaulieu, Sabbastian Mickle and Avery Porter serve visitors during the final evening of Assiniboine Community College’s annual Holiday Buffet at the North Hill campus on Thursday evening. Students from both the culinary arts program and the hotel and restaurant management program hosted the buffet over three nights. Thursday evening’s buffet was themed the Night at the Prince Eddy Holiday Buffet and guests were treated to screenings of local filmmaker Shaun Cameron’s documentary, “Tales from the Eddy,” in addition to their meals that included dishes from the historical Prince Edward Hotel.

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Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts students Jessica Buck, Tyler Beaulieu, Sabbastian Mickle and Avery Porter serve visitors during the final evening of Assiniboine Community College’s annual Holiday Buffet at the North Hill campus on Thursday evening. Students from both the culinary arts program and the hotel and restaurant management program hosted the buffet over three nights. Thursday evening’s buffet was themed the Night at the Prince Eddy Holiday Buffet and guests were treated to screenings of local filmmaker Shaun Cameron’s documentary, “Tales from the Eddy,” in addition to their meals that included dishes from the historical Prince Edward Hotel.

In wheel trouble

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No one was hurt when a front wheel suddenly fell off a vehicle driving downtown during the noon hour on Thursday. Police reduced traffic to one lane in front of the Town Centre while the vehicle was put back in driving condition. Apparently, the wheels had just been changed, and the lug nuts had come loose.

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No one was hurt when a front wheel suddenly fell off a vehicle driving downtown during the noon hour on Thursday. Police reduced traffic to one lane in front of the Town Centre while the vehicle was put back in driving condition. Apparently, the wheels had just been changed, and the lug nuts had come loose.

Key assist for men’s health

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The captain of the Wheat Kings, Peter Quenneville, sporting his Movember look, carries a plate of food during the Tip-AWheat King event. Proceeds will go to the Canadian Hockey League’s Movember campaign in support of men’s health.

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The captain of the Wheat Kings, Peter Quenneville, sporting his Movember look, carries a plate of food during the Tip-AWheat King event. Proceeds will go to the Canadian Hockey League’s Movember campaign in support of men’s health.

Singers go a-wassailing

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The Neelin Girls Chamber Choir performs during the Neelin Choirs’ Winter Wassail concert at Knox United Church on Wednesday night. Concertgoers were entertained with performances from the Boys Chamber Choir, Neelin Concert Choir and Manitoba Youth Choir.

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The Neelin Girls Chamber Choir performs during the Neelin Choirs’ Winter Wassail concert at Knox United Church on Wednesday night. Concertgoers were entertained with performances from the Boys Chamber Choir, Neelin Concert Choir and Manitoba Youth Choir.

Bowled over at ceramics sale

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Brandon University faculty member Rosanne Gasse, right, with the department of English and creative writing, looks over ceramic bowls being sold by Alexis Ironside and Angie Nor Addin during the Clay Club’s ceramic bowl sale on Wednesday in the Knowles Douglas Mingling Area at the university. Proceeds from the purchase of the bowls go to students in the ceramics program as well as toward ceramics program events.

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Brandon University faculty member Rosanne Gasse, right, with the department of English and creative writing, looks over ceramic bowls being sold by Alexis Ironside and Angie Nor Addin during the Clay Club’s ceramic bowl sale on Wednesday in the Knowles Douglas Mingling Area at the university. Proceeds from the purchase of the bowls go to students in the ceramics program as well as toward ceramics program events.

Junkyard fire

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Fire crews from Wawanesa and Souris as well as workers from 2&10 Metal Recycling yard battle a blaze amongst the scrap metal in the yard bordering Highway 10 at the Highway 2 turnoff on Wednesday.

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Fire crews from Wawanesa and Souris as well as workers from 2&10 Metal Recycling yard battle a blaze amongst the scrap metal in the yard bordering Highway 10 at the Highway 2 turnoff on Wednesday.

Driving to the net

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Rihards Bukarts of the Brandon Wheat Kings and Isaac Schacher of the Saskatoon Blades both try to scoop up the puck in front of Blades goalie Trevor Martin during Western Hockey League action at Westman Place on Tuesday evening. The Blades beat the Wheat Kings 5-4 in overtime.

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Rihards Bukarts of the Brandon Wheat Kings and Isaac Schacher of the Saskatoon Blades both try to scoop up the puck in front of Blades goalie Trevor Martin during Western Hockey League action at Westman Place on Tuesday evening. The Blades beat the Wheat Kings 5-4 in overtime.

Twin team work

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Twin brothers Kier Oleson, left, and Mikhail Oleson work together to clear away the skiff of snow that fell on the sidewalk and their neighbour’s walkway on Third Street on Tuesday afternoon.

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Twin brothers Kier Oleson, left, and Mikhail Oleson work together to clear away the skiff of snow that fell on the sidewalk and their neighbour’s walkway on Third Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Band of brothers

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Brad and Curtis Rempel take to the stage at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium for the opening song of a concert by their band, High Valley, on Monday evening. The brothers, originally from Blumenort, Alta., are bringing their mix of country, bluegrass and gospel across Canada as part of their County Line tour.

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Brad and Curtis Rempel take to the stage at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium for the opening song of a concert by their band, High Valley, on Monday evening. The brothers, originally from Blumenort, Alta., are bringing their mix of country, bluegrass and gospel across Canada as part of their County Line tour.

Top Story

‘Internal theft’ uncovered

A 23-year-old Brandon woman has been charged with stealing from her employer.

Police were called to a business in the 900-block of Victoria Avenue at 2 p.m. on Thursday, where the woman was arrested.

She was later released, and is to appear in court on Jan. 15, charged with theft under $5,000.

Top Breaking News

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    Winter bike tour planned at Clear Lake

    Two new bike tours in support of the MS Society of Manitoba are being planned for Westman, including a "fat bike" tour in February at Clear Lake.

  • Tuesday without power for some in Brandon

    Some of the city's swankiest homes in southwest Brandon will have to go without power on Tuesday as Manitoba Hydro upgrades equipments in the area.

  • Local doc censured after baby death

    A longtime Brandon pediatrician has been censured following the death of one infant and an unnecessary liver transplant in another.

  • Snow and steady temperatures

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