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Mayor of the dance

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Mayor Rick Chrest and his wife Karen Chrest share the dance floor at the Ukrainian Pavilion at the Lieutenant Governor's Winter Festival on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.

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Mayor Rick Chrest and his wife Karen Chrest share the dance floor at the Ukrainian Pavilion at the Lieutenant Governor's Winter Festival on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.

Wheat Kings Vs. Warriors

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Nolan Patrick #19 of the Brandon Wheat Kings wraps the puck around the net and into the glove of goalie Zach Sawchenko #31 of the Moose Jaw Warriors during the first period of WHL action at Westman Place on Friday evening.

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Nolan Patrick #19 of the Brandon Wheat Kings wraps the puck around the net and into the glove of goalie Zach Sawchenko #31 of the Moose Jaw Warriors during the first period of WHL action at Westman Place on Friday evening.

Dig deep

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Mary Thomson #10 of the Brandon University Bobcats digs the ball during university women's volleyball action against the University of Alberta Pandas at the BU Healthy Living Centre on Friday evening.

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Mary Thomson #10 of the Brandon University Bobcats digs the ball during university women's volleyball action against the University of Alberta Pandas at the BU Healthy Living Centre on Friday evening.

Here we go round the maypole

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Girls with the Shona McHarg Dance Troupe dance around the maypole at the English Pavilion at the Victoria Inn during the opening night of the 12th annual Lieutenant Governor’s Winter Festival on Thursday evening.

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Girls with the Shona McHarg Dance Troupe dance around the maypole at the English Pavilion at the Victoria Inn during the opening night of the 12th annual Lieutenant Governor’s Winter Festival on Thursday evening.

Close up with hockey host

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Hockey broadcasting legend Ron MacLean chats with a patron of the Brandon Wheat Kings’ Sportsman’s Dinner at the Keystone Centre on Thursday night. MacLean was the headline speaker for the annual event.

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Hockey broadcasting legend Ron MacLean chats with a patron of the Brandon Wheat Kings’ Sportsman’s Dinner at the Keystone Centre on Thursday night. MacLean was the headline speaker for the annual event.

Gone ice fishing

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Sean Dyck of Brandon packs up all his ice fishing gear to move to a shallower location on Clear Lake while taking advantage of the warm weather to get in some fishing earlier this week.

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Sean Dyck of Brandon packs up all his ice fishing gear to move to a shallower location on Clear Lake while taking advantage of the warm weather to get in some fishing earlier this week.

Walking and talking mental health

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Students from Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College march for mental health awareness on Thursday outside BU on 18th Street.

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Students from Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College march for mental health awareness on Thursday outside BU on 18th Street.

Numbers add up for United Way

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United Way of Brandon and District campaign chair Cam Clark unveils the grand total of $789,552, which narrowly topped the 2014 campaign’s fundraising goal, during the touchdown luncheon at the Victoria Inn on Tuesday.

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United Way of Brandon and District campaign chair Cam Clark unveils the grand total of $789,552, which narrowly topped the 2014 campaign’s fundraising goal, during the touchdown luncheon at the Victoria Inn on Tuesday.

Lights out at 18th and Park

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A light standard fell to the ground after a vehicle crash at the corner of 18th Street and Park Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

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A light standard fell to the ground after a vehicle crash at the corner of 18th Street and Park Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Winter wonderland

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Mitch Rempel leaps through a swing set at Rideau Park while snowboarding with friends on a mild Sunday afternoon after fresh snow fell overnight.

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Mitch Rempel leaps through a swing set at Rideau Park while snowboarding with friends on a mild Sunday afternoon after fresh snow fell overnight.

Top Story

Taxi driver punched by thief

On Friday evening, Brandon police received a call from a local taxi company after a man punched a cab driver in the head through the open window of the vehicle while it was parked outside of a store in the 900 block of Victoria Avenue.

The suspect then walked into the store and proceeded to steal items worth approximately $72.

Police were ...

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