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Switching off the snow

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Workers clear snow from the switches in the Canadian Pacific Railway yard on Wednesday morning.

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Workers clear snow from the switches in the Canadian Pacific Railway yard on Wednesday morning.

Sharp dresser

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Ashley Taron helps take off a cactus costume from fellow business student Zack Wyss at Brandon University on Wednesday while promoting an upcoming class trip to Calgary.

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Ashley Taron helps take off a cactus costume from fellow business student Zack Wyss at Brandon University on Wednesday while promoting an upcoming class trip to Calgary.

Students perform at Festival of the Arts

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Students from King George School perform in the school and community music, school chorus, own choice, kindergarten-Grade 6 category during the Brandon Festival of the Arts at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Wednesday. The festival celebrating music, dance and speech arts runs until March 6.

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Students from King George School perform in the school and community music, school chorus, own choice, kindergarten-Grade 6 category during the Brandon Festival of the Arts at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Wednesday. The festival celebrating music, dance and speech arts runs until March 6.

Students helping Samaritan House

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Nicole Wood’s Grade 4/5 class at Earl Oxford School load items they collected for Samaritan House into bags at their school on Wednesday. The students brought in donations throughout January for the local food bank.

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Nicole Wood’s Grade 4/5 class at Earl Oxford School load items they collected for Samaritan House into bags at their school on Wednesday. The students brought in donations throughout January for the local food bank.

Rising up for Festival of the Arts

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The Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School choir is reflected in the piano accompanying them as they take part in the opening day of the Brandon Festival of the Arts at First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday. The festival dates back to 1928, when the Brandon School Board founded the Western Manitoba Schools Music Competition Festival, and in 1966 was split into two sections — one for music, the second for speech arts and dance. The festival wraps up March 6 with an encore concert.

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The Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School choir is reflected in the piano accompanying them as they take part in the opening day of the Brandon Festival of the Arts at First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday. The festival dates back to 1928, when the Brandon School Board founded the Western Manitoba Schools Music Competition Festival, and in 1966 was split into two sections — one for music, the second for speech arts and dance. The festival wraps up March 6 with an encore concert.

Feast for the body and soul

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Peyton Daniels enjoys pancakes at Redeemer Lutheran Church during the Shrove Tuesday dinner. The expression Shrove Tuesday comes from the word shrive, meaning “absolve” and is a time for Christians to self-examine before the period of Lent.

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Peyton Daniels enjoys pancakes at Redeemer Lutheran Church during the Shrove Tuesday dinner. The expression Shrove Tuesday comes from the word shrive, meaning “absolve” and is a time for Christians to self-examine before the period of Lent.

Right into the open net

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Brandon Wheat King Nolan Patrick scores his team's third goal on Prince Albert Raiders goalie Rylan Parenteau during Tuesday’s WHL game at Westman Place. The Raiders scored four times in the third period to win 6-3.

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Brandon Wheat King Nolan Patrick scores his team's third goal on Prince Albert Raiders goalie Rylan Parenteau during Tuesday’s WHL game at Westman Place. The Raiders scored four times in the third period to win 6-3.

Chasing the puck

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Hunter Andronick and Kendall Neapew play shinny at the North End Community Centre rink on a sunny Monday afternoon.

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Hunter Andronick and Kendall Neapew play shinny at the North End Community Centre rink on a sunny Monday afternoon.

High above the highway

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Working from a bucket, an electrician repairs a set of signal lights at the intersection of Highway 10 and the Trans-Canada Highway on Monday afternoon.

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Working from a bucket, an electrician repairs a set of signal lights at the intersection of Highway 10 and the Trans-Canada Highway on Monday afternoon.

New Year's celebration

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A traditional lion dance troupe performs at Lee’s Buffet during a Chinese New Year celebration on Sunday morning. Today marks the first day of the Year of the Monkey in Chinese culture. This evening at Brandon University, students from China will celebrate the day with a special meal that is open to the public. Dishes like glass noodles with Chinese sausage, stir-fried vegetables and chicken with shiitake mushrooms will be served from 4-7 p.m. at Harvest Hall.

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A traditional lion dance troupe performs at Lee’s Buffet during a Chinese New Year celebration on Sunday morning. Today marks the first day of the Year of the Monkey in Chinese culture. This evening at Brandon University, students from China will celebrate the day with a special meal that is open to the public. Dishes like glass noodles with Chinese sausage, stir-fried vegetables and chicken with shiitake mushrooms will be served from 4-7 p.m. at Harvest Hall.

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Residents, teachers weigh in on BSD budget

If Wednesday night’s public consultation is an indication, Brandon School Division trustees have a bit more leeway in their decisions during next week’s budget deliberations.

About 80 people filled the Meadows School gym for the consultation.

After board finance committee chair Kevan Sumner supplied a primer on the division’s fiscal status, about six people added their two cents to the budgeting process.

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