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Cyclist killed in crash west of Brandon

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A Brandon Police Service officer blocks westbound traffic from a section of Highway 1A outside Brandon following a fatal collision between an SUV and a cyclist on Monday evening. Police were called to the collision scene along Highway 1A, west of 50th Street near Mulligan’s Driving Range, shortly after 8 p.m. Brandon firefighter/paramedics attended, and the man who was riding the bike was taken to hospital, but later reported to have died. Highway 1A was closed on Monday evening as RCMP investigated, and members of the Brandon Police Service were assisting by diverting traffic.

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A Brandon Police Service officer blocks westbound traffic from a section of Highway 1A outside Brandon following a fatal collision between an SUV and a cyclist on Monday evening. Police were called to the collision scene along Highway 1A, west of 50th Street near Mulligan’s Driving Range, shortly after 8 p.m. Brandon firefighter/paramedics attended, and the man who was riding the bike was taken to hospital, but later reported to have died. Highway 1A was closed on Monday evening as RCMP investigated, and members of the Brandon Police Service were assisting by diverting traffic.

Rock the Harvest

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Country group the Gaudry Boys perform at the Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin during the Rock The Harvest event on Sunday afternoon. The weekend country music festival raised funds for the museum as well as local charitable development group Sprucedale Industries.

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Country group the Gaudry Boys perform at the Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin during the Rock The Harvest event on Sunday afternoon. The weekend country music festival raised funds for the museum as well as local charitable development group Sprucedale Industries.

Powwow packs them in

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Traditional dancers perform at the annual Sioux Valley Dakota Nation powwow on Saturday afternoon. The powwow is a major event on the social calendar, attracting other First Nations from across the Prairies and the United States.

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Traditional dancers perform at the annual Sioux Valley Dakota Nation powwow on Saturday afternoon. The powwow is a major event on the social calendar, attracting other First Nations from across the Prairies and the United States.

Portrait of the past

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Grant Armstrong smiles while greeting visitors to his tent at the annual Koushkoupayh Days Metis festival, Saturday afternoon. Armstrong has spent over 25 years as a Metis historical re-enactor, bringing an everyday way of life for Metis in the 19th century alive for modern audiences. The festival continues through Sunday approximately 35 kilometers south of Brandon on Highway 10.

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Grant Armstrong smiles while greeting visitors to his tent at the annual Koushkoupayh Days Metis festival, Saturday afternoon. Armstrong has spent over 25 years as a Metis historical re-enactor, bringing an everyday way of life for Metis in the 19th century alive for modern audiences. The festival continues through Sunday approximately 35 kilometers south of Brandon on Highway 10.

Up to the challenge

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(From left) Sean Black, John Bouché, 10-year-old Keirstyn Haverstock, Garnet Boyd, Jan Chaboyer and Vanessa Hamilton take the ALS ice bucket challenge at Errol Black Park during the Brandon and District Labour Council barbecue on Monday.

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(From left) Sean Black, John Bouché, 10-year-old Keirstyn Haverstock, Garnet Boyd, Jan Chaboyer and Vanessa Hamilton take the ALS ice bucket challenge at Errol Black Park during the Brandon and District Labour Council barbecue on Monday.

Fog jog

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A pair of joggers make their way through the mists blanketing First Street North near the Optimist soccer park, Saturday morning.

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A pair of joggers make their way through the mists blanketing First Street North near the Optimist soccer park, Saturday morning.

Dashing through the spray

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Elise Pohjolainen dashes through a cool blast of water from a sprinkler set up at the weekly Global Marketplace area at 12th Street and Rosser Avenue, Thursday afternoon. The market rents stalls to local artisans, craftspeople and gardeners to sell wares to locals through the season.

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Elise Pohjolainen dashes through a cool blast of water from a sprinkler set up at the weekly Global Marketplace area at 12th Street and Rosser Avenue, Thursday afternoon. The market rents stalls to local artisans, craftspeople and gardeners to sell wares to locals through the season.

Tough commute

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Chris Prince walks his bicycle up the Daly Overpass as the northbound lanes of 18th Street are immobilized by traffic backed up by roadwork, Wednesday afternoon.

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Chris Prince walks his bicycle up the Daly Overpass as the northbound lanes of 18th Street are immobilized by traffic backed up by roadwork, Wednesday afternoon.

Psychic connections

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Mavis Walcott talks on the phone with a client at the ESP Psychic Fair, Wednesday afternoon. Walcott has been doing psychic readings since 1972 and is the third generation in her family to do so. The array of readers will be open to the public until 7pm tonight at the Trails West hotel.

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Mavis Walcott talks on the phone with a client at the ESP Psychic Fair, Wednesday afternoon. Walcott has been doing psychic readings since 1972 and is the third generation in her family to do so. The array of readers will be open to the public until 7pm tonight at the Trails West hotel.

Double exposure

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Local artist Weiming Zhao paints an oil canvas of St. Matthew's Cathedral Church on 13th Street on Tuesday.

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Local artist Weiming Zhao paints an oil canvas of St. Matthew's Cathedral Church on 13th Street on Tuesday.

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Teen scofflaws arrested

Three teenagers ended up in cuffs on Monday, after their guardians had to call police.

The first was a 17-year-old girl who was reported to be out of control at a foster home. She was arrested to prevent any further breach of the peace.

The second was a 15-year-old girl, whose foster parent called police  around 8:30 p.m. to report that she'd ...

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