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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.

Icy interlude

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Friends Avery Onyshko, middle, Trevor Suski, right, and Matt Jennings enjoy an afternoon skate on a frozen patch of water along Grand Valley Road on Monday afternoon.

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Friends Avery Onyshko, middle, Trevor Suski, right, and Matt Jennings enjoy an afternoon skate on a frozen patch of water along Grand Valley Road on Monday afternoon.

Top Story

Birtle farm boy goes global

Not so long ago, Wade Barnes was just another farm boy from Birtle with a growing agronomy business and some good ideas about how Prairie farmers could use technology to get more reliable productivity out of their acres.

Now he's jetting off to London to hobnob with the likes of Al Gore and the guy in charge of Google Earth.

It might ...

Top Breaking News

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  • Shilo soldier gets 90 days for luring 13-year-old

    A CFB Shilo soldier who exchanged sexual text messages with a 13-year-old girl and tried to set up a sexual encounter with her has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for luring.

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    Remains may be decade old

    The remains of six infants found inside a Winnipeg storage locker may be as much as a decade old.

  • The road through RMNP in this undated photo.

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