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Sioux Valley Pow wow

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Selena Hanska of Birdtail Sioux First Nation does her hair as friend Kaylee Huntinghawk of Rolling River First Nation holds a mirror at the 2016 Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Pow wow on Saturday evening.

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Selena Hanska of Birdtail Sioux First Nation does her hair as friend Kaylee Huntinghawk of Rolling River First Nation holds a mirror at the 2016 Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Pow wow on Saturday evening.

'S' marks the spot

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Highway 10 winds through the Souris River Valley creating a large “S” on the landscape as traffic moves along on Friday afternoon.

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Highway 10 winds through the Souris River Valley creating a large “S” on the landscape as traffic moves along on Friday afternoon.

Folk Fest Friday

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Scott Nolan performs on the opening night of the 2016 Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival on the Keystone Centre Grounds on Friday evening.

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Scott Nolan performs on the opening night of the 2016 Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival on the Keystone Centre Grounds on Friday evening.

Out at third

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The throw goes to third baseman Jason Kirkland of the Portage Padres as Riley Creasy of the Carberry Royals slides into third during game two of the Santa Clara Baseball League quarter finals in Carberry on Friday evening.

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The throw goes to third baseman Jason Kirkland of the Portage Padres as Riley Creasy of the Carberry Royals slides into third during game two of the Santa Clara Baseball League quarter finals in Carberry on Friday evening.

Music under the trees

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The crowd takes in the opening night of the 2016 Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival on the Keystone Centre Grounds at sunset on Friday evening.

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The crowd takes in the opening night of the 2016 Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival on the Keystone Centre Grounds at sunset on Friday evening.

Victor Walk for Childhood Trauma

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Mayor Rick Chrest walks beside Theo Fleury during Thursday’s Victor Walk for Childhood Trauma awareness. Fleury was joined by participants from the city’s Youth Activity Centres for the walk which began at the Keystone Centre and ended at the South End Community Centre.

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Mayor Rick Chrest walks beside Theo Fleury during Thursday’s Victor Walk for Childhood Trauma awareness. Fleury was joined by participants from the city’s Youth Activity Centres for the walk which began at the Keystone Centre and ended at the South End Community Centre.

Opening performance

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Kenneth Nichols speaks to the audience at the opening concert of the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival on Thursday evening at Brandon University’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall. The longtime BU School of Music instructor and conductor was honoured on his 80th birthday as the festival, which runs through the weekend, begins its 11th year.

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Kenneth Nichols speaks to the audience at the opening concert of the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival on Thursday evening at Brandon University’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall. The longtime BU School of Music instructor and conductor was honoured on his 80th birthday as the festival, which runs through the weekend, begins its 11th year.

Daytime dusting

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An “Air Tractor” AT-502 airplane gets low to “dust” a crop just south of CFB Shilo on Wednesday morning.

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An “Air Tractor” AT-502 airplane gets low to “dust” a crop just south of CFB Shilo on Wednesday morning.

Lightning strikes

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Lightning strikes in fields along Highway 2 near Wawanesa during an intense summer storm on Wednesday evening. Tornado watches and reports of hail rained down upon western Manitoba before blue skies suddenly reappeared later in the evening.

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Lightning strikes in fields along Highway 2 near Wawanesa during an intense summer storm on Wednesday evening. Tornado watches and reports of hail rained down upon western Manitoba before blue skies suddenly reappeared later in the evening.

Eye on the ball

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Shaan Patel bowls a pitch toward Maithil Patel as the friends play cricket at a park on Young Avenue on Monday.

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Shaan Patel bowls a pitch toward Maithil Patel as the friends play cricket at a park on Young Avenue on Monday.

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WestJet flight from Brandon to Toronto will continue this winter

On Monday, WestJet announced it will continue to offer Brandon travellers a direct flight to The Big Smoke continuing into the winter.

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