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Bridge open again

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An incident Monday involving a tractor trailer forced police to temporarily close the 18th Street Bridge. The bridge reopened around 2 p.m.

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An incident Monday involving a tractor trailer forced police to temporarily close the 18th Street Bridge. The bridge reopened around 2 p.m.

Not their first rodeo

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Logan Bridgeman reaches out to wrestle a steer at the Rapid City High School Rodeo on Sunday.

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Logan Bridgeman reaches out to wrestle a steer at the Rapid City High School Rodeo on Sunday.

Paying tribute

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Kole Robertson pets a teddy bear as he visits the grave of his little sister, Ellamae, at the Brandon Cemetery during the Compassionate Friends of Southwestern Manitoba annual balloon release
held on Saturday.

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Kole Robertson pets a teddy bear as he visits the grave of his little sister, Ellamae, at the Brandon Cemetery during the Compassionate Friends of Southwestern Manitoba annual balloon release held on Saturday.

Cat show and tell

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Cat judge Edith-Mary Smith pets Jodie, a tortoiseshell cat, during the Paw Resort and Wellness Centre Cat Show. Jodie was in costume for Sunday’s event, which was an adoption drive and a fundraiser for area cat rescues.

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Cat judge Edith-Mary Smith pets Jodie, a tortoiseshell cat, during the Paw Resort and Wellness Centre Cat Show. Jodie was in costume for Sunday’s event, which was an adoption drive and a fundraiser for area cat rescues.

Blue by you

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A car speeds past a scrapyard along Highway 10 near the junction of Highway 2 earlier this week.

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A car speeds past a scrapyard along Highway 10 near the junction of Highway 2 earlier this week.

ACC simulator passes the test

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Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire tries out one of the new heavy equipment simulators at Assiniboine Community College’s Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology at the North Hill campus on Thursday. The new mobile simulation lab, which received more than $140,000 in funding through the Western Diversification Program, will give students the opportunity to learn how to operate bulldozers, wheeled loaders, heavy trucks, forklifts and excavators through using the simulators as part of their curriculum.

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Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire tries out one of the new heavy equipment simulators at Assiniboine Community College’s Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology at the North Hill campus on Thursday. The new mobile simulation lab, which received more than $140,000 in funding through the Western Diversification Program, will give students the opportunity to learn how to operate bulldozers, wheeled loaders, heavy trucks, forklifts and excavators through using the simulators as part of their curriculum.

Hands-on exhibit

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Ayumi Goto (left) and Kalina Elk get a hands-on experience with one of the exhibits at a new group show at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba during its opening on Thursday evening. Goto is one of seven participating artists in “Mammo’wiiang To Make Change,” which runs until July 4 at the gallery. Mammo’wiiang is an Anishinaabemowin word meaning gathering.

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Ayumi Goto (left) and Kalina Elk get a hands-on experience with one of the exhibits at a new group show at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba during its opening on Thursday evening. Goto is one of seven participating artists in “Mammo’wiiang To Make Change,” which runs until July 4 at the gallery. Mammo’wiiang is an Anishinaabemowin word meaning gathering.

Rising to the challenge

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Kytrina Reid of Vincent Massey High School leaps over a hurdle while competing in the varsity girls’ 80-metre hurdles during the city high school track and field championships at the UCT Stadium on Wednesday. This was the first time in many years that hurdles were run at the meet.

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Kytrina Reid of Vincent Massey High School leaps over a hurdle while competing in the varsity girls’ 80-metre hurdles during the city high school track and field championships at the UCT Stadium on Wednesday. This was the first time in many years that hurdles were run at the meet.

Cat-and-rabbit game

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A cat stares down a wild rabbit in a yard along Seventh Street near Lorne Avenue on Wednesday evening.

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A cat stares down a wild rabbit in a yard along Seventh Street near Lorne Avenue on Wednesday evening.

'Shake' a leg

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Kevin Russel, centre, performs with other dancers during a dress rehearsal for Steppin’ Time Dance Studio’s “Shake” recital at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Tuesday. “Shake” runs tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the WMCA as part of a trio of Steppin’ Time recitals this week. The final recital, “I Hope You Dance” is on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

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Kevin Russel, centre, performs with other dancers during a dress rehearsal for Steppin’ Time Dance Studio’s “Shake” recital at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Tuesday. “Shake” runs tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the WMCA as part of a trio of Steppin’ Time recitals this week. The final recital, “I Hope You Dance” is on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

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Fire destroys Melita auction mart

The auction mart in Melita has burned to the ground, leaving a hole in the community for the forseeable future.

The livestock market, Taylor Auctions, started on fire in the front part of building on Saturday evening.

The disappointment was evident in the voice of Ross Taylor, owner of the auction mart, when reached by the Brandon Sun on Sunday morning. He ...

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