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Going up the river

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Chris Clark paddleboards up the Assiniboine River at Dinsdale Park in Brandon on a windy and warm Tuesday afternoon.

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Chris Clark paddleboards up the Assiniboine River at Dinsdale Park in Brandon on a windy and warm Tuesday afternoon.

Two-vehicle collision

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Brandon emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 26th Street and Victoria Avenue on Tuesday morning. The conditions of the drivers of either of the two vehicles were unknown at press time.

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Brandon emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 26th Street and Victoria Avenue on Tuesday morning. The conditions of the drivers of either of the two vehicles were unknown at press time.

Taking off

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A pair of blue-wing teals take off from a prairie slough outside the city, leaving a trail of water droplets on the mirrored surface of the water on Monday afternoon.

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A pair of blue-wing teals take off from a prairie slough outside the city, leaving a trail of water droplets on the mirrored surface of the water on Monday afternoon.

Music Monday melodies

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One of the seven choirs to perform sing their number during the 11th annual Music Monday event at Brandon University’s Healthy Living Centre on Monday afternoon. The event, which honours music education worldwide, started 11 years ago and featured more than 500 musicians and singers from the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music, the Brandon Community Band, the Suzuki education program and the Brandon School Division.

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One of the seven choirs to perform sing their number during the 11th annual Music Monday event at Brandon University’s Healthy Living Centre on Monday afternoon. The event, which honours music education worldwide, started 11 years ago and featured more than 500 musicians and singers from the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music, the Brandon Community Band, the Suzuki education program and the Brandon School Division.

Busker big on Brandon

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Dennis Venne strums a guitar while busking along Rosser Avenue recently. Venne, originally from the Westman area, has played guitar since he was 15 and is convinced Brandon is one of the more generous places in Western Canada to busk in.

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Dennis Venne strums a guitar while busking along Rosser Avenue recently. Venne, originally from the Westman area, has played guitar since he was 15 and is convinced Brandon is one of the more generous places in Western Canada to busk in.

Picnic in the sun

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Micah Ross enjoys a picnic in Stanley Park with her mother Katherine Jeroski on a sunny Monday afternoon.

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Micah Ross enjoys a picnic in Stanley Park with her mother Katherine Jeroski on a sunny Monday afternoon.

Student voices

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Brenley Palmer, from left, Katie Trussler and Danielle Guina warm up their voices at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall on Saturday. The Brandon University music student sopranos raised their voices for their first full-length recital.

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Brenley Palmer, from left, Katie Trussler and Danielle Guina warm up their voices at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall on Saturday. The Brandon University music student sopranos raised their voices for their first full-length recital.

Community Clean Sweep

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David and Maggie Smith lend a hand to clear the clutter from Coronation Park during the Community Clean Sweep event on Saturday morning. The pair were among dozens of volunteers who helped give various areas of the city a spring cleaning through the city-organized event.

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David and Maggie Smith lend a hand to clear the clutter from Coronation Park during the Community Clean Sweep event on Saturday morning. The pair were among dozens of volunteers who helped give various areas of the city a spring cleaning through the city-organized event.

Roaring Twenties for a night

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Trish Buri plays a 1920's liquor abolitionist by the bar of the Prairie Firehouse, Saturday afternoon. Buri and other cast members of 7 Ages Productions lent their talents to a 1920's-themed murder mystery play, with all proceeds raised going towards the Brandon Humane Society's mobile spay and neuter clinic.

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Trish Buri plays a 1920's liquor abolitionist by the bar of the Prairie Firehouse, Saturday afternoon. Buri and other cast members of 7 Ages Productions lent their talents to a 1920's-themed murder mystery play, with all proceeds raised going towards the Brandon Humane Society's mobile spay and neuter clinic.

Wheaties win the East

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Jayce Hawryluk roars as the Brandon Wheat Kings celebrate a Game 5 win over the  Red Deer Rebels to win the Eastern Conference final, Friday evening at Westman Place.

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Jayce Hawryluk roars as the Brandon Wheat Kings celebrate a Game 5 win over the Red Deer Rebels to win the Eastern Conference final, Friday evening at Westman Place.

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Crimes on rise in Wheat City: Cops

The amount of reported crime in Brandon is on the rise, and so is the cost of fighting it.

Brandon Police Service Chief Ian Grant says it doesn’t look like there’s much room to cut the budget and, with increasing demand for service, that budget figure is expected to grow.

“We continue to look for efficiencies when we can find them, but ...

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