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Pink the Rink

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Adam Morrison shows off his support for the Brandon Wheat Kings Pink the Rink night in support of the Canadian Cancer Society at Westman Place on Saturday evening. The Wheaties wore pink jerseys during their 6-4 victory over the Kootenay Ice. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Adam Morrison shows off his support for the Brandon Wheat Kings Pink the Rink night in support of the Canadian Cancer Society at Westman Place on Saturday evening. The Wheaties wore pink jerseys during their 6-4 victory over the Kootenay Ice. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

Wheaties clinch East Division pennant

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Rihards Bukarts #13 (C) of the Brandon Wheat Kings celebrates a goal with teammates in the third period of WHL action against the Kootenay Ice at Westman Place on Friday evening. Despite losing 3-2 to the Ice in a shoot-out the Wheaties still clinched the East Division pennant.

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Rihards Bukarts #13 (C) of the Brandon Wheat Kings celebrates a goal with teammates in the third period of WHL action against the Kootenay Ice at Westman Place on Friday evening. Despite losing 3-2 to the Ice in a shoot-out the Wheaties still clinched the East Division pennant.

Shooting hoops

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Cole Tokaryk #35 of the Vincent Massey Vikings and Danny Friesen #8 of the Garden Valley Zodiacs leap for the loose ball during the opening match of the Triple Crown Zone Challenge varsity boys high school basketball tournament at VMHS on Friday afternoon.

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Cole Tokaryk #35 of the Vincent Massey Vikings and Danny Friesen #8 of the Garden Valley Zodiacs leap for the loose ball during the opening match of the Triple Crown Zone Challenge varsity boys high school basketball tournament at VMHS on Friday afternoon.

Final touches for fundraiser

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Barb Wilson, a sales manager with the Victoria Inn, prepares tables for the 18th annual President’s Dinner on Thursday evening. The event is a fundraiser for the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba.

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Barb Wilson, a sales manager with the Victoria Inn, prepares tables for the 18th annual President’s Dinner on Thursday evening. The event is a fundraiser for the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba.

Fire destroys Home Hardware in Neepawa

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Firefighters battle a blaze that destroyed Neepawa’s Home Hardware store on Wednesday evening.

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Firefighters battle a blaze that destroyed Neepawa’s Home Hardware store on Wednesday evening.

Track trio

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A trio of joggers make their way around the track at Brandon University’s Healthy Living Centre on Wednesday.

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A trio of joggers make their way around the track at Brandon University’s Healthy Living Centre on Wednesday.

Lighten up

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A Manitoba Hydro worker changes street lights along Lorne Avenue with the former First Baptist Church in the background on Tuesday afternoon.

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A Manitoba Hydro worker changes street lights along Lorne Avenue with the former First Baptist Church in the background on Tuesday afternoon.

Breath of Spring campaign

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Volunteers Audrey Timmons and Elaine Lelond wrap up a delivery of tulips for the Manitoba Lung Association’s Breath of Spring campaign at Central United Church on Tuesday morning. Deliveries were made in the afternoon to more than 80 business in Brandon and Virden.

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Volunteers Audrey Timmons and Elaine Lelond wrap up a delivery of tulips for the Manitoba Lung Association’s Breath of Spring campaign at Central United Church on Tuesday morning. Deliveries were made in the afternoon to more than 80 business in Brandon and Virden.

Tuning up

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Zhen Wang tunes her violin prior to her graduate student recital at Brandon University’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Wang joins a host of other music students putting on recitals as the end of the academic year approaches.

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Zhen Wang tunes her violin prior to her graduate student recital at Brandon University’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Wang joins a host of other music students putting on recitals as the end of the academic year approaches.

Break out the boards

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Mitch Rempel pops back into the bowl while performing a frontside noseblunt on Monday at the Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skatepark.

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Mitch Rempel pops back into the bowl while performing a frontside noseblunt on Monday at the Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skatepark.

Top Story

Wheat Kings turn tables on Ice

After spending most of the previous night playing catch-up with Kootenay and ultimately losing, the Brandon Wheat Kings got the jump in their rematch with the Ice on Saturday on their way to a 6-4 win at Westman Place.

Jayce Hawryluk scored the Wheat Kings' first power-play goal in seven games to start off a three-goal first-period.

"We're a tough team to ...

Top Breaking News

  • Ducks land on the water covering the playing fields at the Optimist soccer park last June.

    City launching field study

    With much of Brandon’s soccer fields decimated by flooding last year, the city has struck up a committee to determine recreation needs and potential locations.

  • Online scorecard tracks progress of city services

    In the first month of 2015, Brandon police received more than 2,600 calls for service, there were 498 takeoffs/landings at the local airport and 17 trees were removed.

  • Goalie Jordan Papirny #30 of the Brandon Wheat Kings blocks a shot by Tim Bozon #20 of the Kootenay Ice during a shoot-out at Westman Place on Friday evening.

    Ice cool off Wheat Kings in shootout

    Friday was one of those glass half-full or glass half-empty kind of nights for the Brandon Wheat Kings.

  • Mary Angeline Cochran (right) is pictured here with her daughter, Beth Cochran, in a recent photograph. Mary died in a condo fire in Carolina Beach, N.C. in the early morning of Dec. 6.

    Suspect in fatal N.C. condo fire indicted on murder charges

    A man accused of setting a fire that killed a former Westman resident has been indicted on more than 30 charges, including two counts of first-degree murder.

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