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Soft As Falling Snow

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Molly Mu practices tai chi as a gentle snow falls in Stanley Park, Tuesday morning. Mu is used to the cold and snow, having emigrated from Jilin Province in far northern China.

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Molly Mu practices tai chi as a gentle snow falls in Stanley Park, Tuesday morning. Mu is used to the cold and snow, having emigrated from Jilin Province in far northern China.

All lined up for the judges

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Entrants in the Light Draft Team category await the judges' rulings on the opening day of the 110th annual Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Monday afternoon at the Keystone Centre.

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Entrants in the Light Draft Team category await the judges' rulings on the opening day of the 110th annual Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Monday afternoon at the Keystone Centre.

Doodles get the kids fired up

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Doodles the Clown engages his audience on the opening day of the 110th annual Royal Manitoba Winter Fair at the Keystone Centre on Monday afternoon.

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Doodles the Clown engages his audience on the opening day of the 110th annual Royal Manitoba Winter Fair at the Keystone Centre on Monday afternoon.

But boy, could he play guitar

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Members of the EGCM Suzuki Guitar Group and the EGCM Guitar Ensemble perform during a Brandon University Guitar Ensemble concert at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall on Saturday afternoon.

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Members of the EGCM Suzuki Guitar Group and the EGCM Guitar Ensemble perform during a Brandon University Guitar Ensemble concert at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall on Saturday afternoon.

Catching up with friends

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Nick Scott leaps to catch a football as Kun Zhao looks on while the two play catch with friends in front of the City of Brandon Youth Centre on Sixth Street on a sunny and mild Saturday afternoon.

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Nick Scott leaps to catch a football as Kun Zhao looks on while the two play catch with friends in front of the City of Brandon Youth Centre on Sixth Street on a sunny and mild Saturday afternoon.

Scooter kids

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Logan Stevens spins a tail-whip up the roll-in at the Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skate Plaza while scootering with friends on Thursday.

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Logan Stevens spins a tail-whip up the roll-in at the Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skate Plaza while scootering with friends on Thursday.

Sidewalk songs

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Mark Panes plays guitar as he and Maria Calixterio (not seen) busk for donations to a children’s charity along Rosser Avenue on Thursday.

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Mark Panes plays guitar as he and Maria Calixterio (not seen) busk for donations to a children’s charity along Rosser Avenue on Thursday.

Three hurt in highway collision

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A mangled Kia Rio is towed away from a two-car collision north of Brandon that hospitalized all three occupants with non-life-threatening injuries. RCMP said shortly before noon on Thursday, a 2012 grey Chevrolet Cruze, travelling north on Highway 10, rearended a 2013 black Kia Rio. The driver of the Rio, a 34-year-old man from Brandon whose passenger was a 67-year-old woman from Esterhazy, Sask., was trying to turn left onto Sandison Road. Charges may be laid against the 55-year-old man from Neepawa who struck the stationary car, according to RCMP. Blue Hills RCMP Cpl. Mike Boychuk did not know how fast the 55-year-old was driving but said the man was “obviously in the wrong lane” because he struck a car waiting in the designated passing lane.

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A mangled Kia Rio is towed away from a two-car collision north of Brandon that hospitalized all three occupants with non-life-threatening injuries. RCMP said shortly before noon on Thursday, a 2012 grey Chevrolet Cruze, travelling north on Highway 10, rearended a 2013 black Kia Rio. The driver of the Rio, a 34-year-old man from Brandon whose passenger was a 67-year-old woman from Esterhazy, Sask., was trying to turn left onto Sandison Road. Charges may be laid against the 55-year-old man from Neepawa who struck the stationary car, according to RCMP. Blue Hills RCMP Cpl. Mike Boychuk did not know how fast the 55-year-old was driving but said the man was “obviously in the wrong lane” because he struck a car waiting in the designated passing lane.

Students celebrate cultures

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Kotomi Kakamachi (left) and Hiba Kassa pose together during Heritage Days, a multicultural event at Vincent Massey High School, on Wednesday afternoon. Food from a variety of cultures represented in the school’s student body was presented in the event, which continues today.

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Kotomi Kakamachi (left) and Hiba Kassa pose together during Heritage Days, a multicultural event at Vincent Massey High School, on Wednesday afternoon. Food from a variety of cultures represented in the school’s student body was presented in the event, which continues today.

Sunset light

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A pair of pedestrians make their way along Louise Avenue near 14th Street in a brilliant patch of sunset light on Tuesday evening.

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A pair of pedestrians make their way along Louise Avenue near 14th Street in a brilliant patch of sunset light on Tuesday evening.

Top Story

Joint replacement wait better than average

Eighty-nine per cent of Prairie Mountain Health patients receive their hip replacement surgery within the six-month timeframe, exceeding both the provincial (66 per cent) and national (79 per cent) average.

When it comes to knee replacements, 77 per cent of PMH patients receive the surgery within the recommended benchmark of 26 weeks.

“It’s fairly stable over time. You’ve got 77 per cent ...

Top Breaking News

  • Harry Crawley poses with his horse, Elliot. The 77-year-old Oakbank rider and his 22-year-old horse are competing at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair this week.

    Senior rider enjoying first fair as competitor

    Henry Crawley and his horse, Elliot, were late bloomers to the competition ring — but even with the combined age of 94, the duo is just getting started.

  • Taylor Parks of Alexander goes airborne with Prince of Thieves during the jump-off in the Manitoba Cup equestrian competition at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair on Tuesday.

    Parks second in Manitoba Cup

    Considering whom she lost to, Taylor Parks is as pleased as she can be with her performance in Tuesday’s equestrian event at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair.

  • More dead animals missing ears located in Westman

    Brandon RCMP have turned up more dead animals, who, like previous found animals, were located without ears.

  • Province trims ambulance fees

    The provincial government continues to chip away at the size of ambulance fees.

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