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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.

Taking flight

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A chickadee alights from a feeder on a chilly Monday afternoon along 12th Street. It and other birds will need all the feed they can get with temperatures taking a dive through the rest of the week.

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A chickadee alights from a feeder on a chilly Monday afternoon along 12th Street. It and other birds will need all the feed they can get with temperatures taking a dive through the rest of the week.

Cool tunes

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Wayne Twerdochlib plays a tune outside a shop at the Corral Centre on a chilly Monday afternoon. Twerdochlib, who’s been singing all his life, recently started making music again after having an earlier guitar stolen.

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Wayne Twerdochlib plays a tune outside a shop at the Corral Centre on a chilly Monday afternoon. Twerdochlib, who’s been singing all his life, recently started making music again after having an earlier guitar stolen.

Flying in formation

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A flock of Canada geese fly in formation as they prepare to land in a field along Veteran’s Way on Monday afternoon.

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A flock of Canada geese fly in formation as they prepare to land in a field along Veteran’s Way on Monday afternoon.

Highway crash

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Emergency responders work at the scene of a two vehicle collision on Highway 10 north of the Highway 25 intersection on Sunday afternoon. Freezing rain and light snow made for slippery road conditions over the weekend. Some Westman highways, including Highway 10 through Riding Mountain National Park, were snow-covered with blowing snow conditions on Sunday.

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Emergency responders work at the scene of a two vehicle collision on Highway 10 north of the Highway 25 intersection on Sunday afternoon. Freezing rain and light snow made for slippery road conditions over the weekend. Some Westman highways, including Highway 10 through Riding Mountain National Park, were snow-covered with blowing snow conditions on Sunday.

Seasoned drivers

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A pair of motorcyclists defy the season and take to the road along 11th Street near the Daly Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Brandon’s status as an island of snow-free living is shrinking fast with flurries expected over the coming days.

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A pair of motorcyclists defy the season and take to the road along 11th Street near the Daly Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Brandon’s status as an island of snow-free living is shrinking fast with flurries expected over the coming days.

Jolly jumper

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Madison Strain rides a festively-attired horse while competing in Deck The Stalls equestrian events at the Keystone Centre’s Agricultural Centre of Excellence on Saturday. Riders from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario came together for the weekend event.

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Madison Strain rides a festively-attired horse while competing in Deck The Stalls equestrian events at the Keystone Centre’s Agricultural Centre of Excellence on Saturday. Riders from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario came together for the weekend event.

Bobcats face Spartans

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Brandon Bobcats' Aleah Bridges looks for an open pass while speeding past teammate Alyssa Montgomery and Trinity Western Spartans' Chantelle Martin during university women's basketball, Saturday evening.

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Brandon Bobcats' Aleah Bridges looks for an open pass while speeding past teammate Alyssa Montgomery and Trinity Western Spartans' Chantelle Martin during university women's basketball, Saturday evening.

Dachshund through the snow

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A pair of dachshunds pose patiently during a Christmas photo session with pets at Pet Valu on Eighteenth Street, Saturday morning. Proceeds from the annual event go towards the Brandon Humane Society.

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A pair of dachshunds pose patiently during a Christmas photo session with pets at Pet Valu on Eighteenth Street, Saturday morning. Proceeds from the annual event go towards the Brandon Humane Society.

Tree top view

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Marshal Terhoch arranges some of the evergreens at his Christmas tree shop at Eighteenth Street and Park Avenue, Friday afternoon. Last night was the first day of the new season for trees, with a portion of proceeds this year going to Brandon's Traditional Christmas Dinner being held this year at the Victoria Inn.

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Marshal Terhoch arranges some of the evergreens at his Christmas tree shop at Eighteenth Street and Park Avenue, Friday afternoon. Last night was the first day of the new season for trees, with a portion of proceeds this year going to Brandon's Traditional Christmas Dinner being held this year at the Victoria Inn.

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Manitoba Hydro to begin expropriating land for Bipole III hydro transmission line

Manitoba Hydro will soon begin to expropriate land to construct its $4.6 billion Bipole III hydro transmission line.

The Crown corporation said Tuesday it has secured rights of way for 90 per cent of the 1,400 kilometre line, which will transport power from northern power dams to the South.

Steps are now being taken to obtain the rights for the remaining land, ...

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