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Made in Manitoba treat

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Kindergarten student Xiaolu Liu enjoys chocolate milk, pancakes and eggs during the Made in Manitoba Breakfast at Riverheights School on Wednesday. The event was put on by Agriculture in the Classroom, whose aim is to deliver programs, activities and tools to schools to encourage students to learn more about the role of agriculture in Manitoba. The entire school received breakfast, which included pancakes, chocolate milk, eggs, sausage and condiments made by Manitoba producers.

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Kindergarten student Xiaolu Liu enjoys chocolate milk, pancakes and eggs during the Made in Manitoba Breakfast at Riverheights School on Wednesday. The event was put on by Agriculture in the Classroom, whose aim is to deliver programs, activities and tools to schools to encourage students to learn more about the role of agriculture in Manitoba. The entire school received breakfast, which included pancakes, chocolate milk, eggs, sausage and condiments made by Manitoba producers.

Uphill climb

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Jonathan Rodgers finds it’s all uphill sometimes as he mows a lawn along a steep rise on Rosser Avenue East on Wednesday afternoon.

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Jonathan Rodgers finds it’s all uphill sometimes as he mows a lawn along a steep rise on Rosser Avenue East on Wednesday afternoon.

Gotta support the team

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Off the Wall players, from left, Tegan Desrosiers, Reese Sanderson, Riley Penner and Daralee Kokorudz cheer on their teammates during a Westman Softball Association U12 girls’ game Wednesday evening.

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Off the Wall players, from left, Tegan Desrosiers, Reese Sanderson, Riley Penner and Daralee Kokorudz cheer on their teammates during a Westman Softball Association U12 girls’ game Wednesday evening.

Roadside stroll

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Jeff Goran and Sydney Jade walk Bernie, an English pug, along Parker Boulevard on a hot Wednesday afternoon.

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Jeff Goran and Sydney Jade walk Bernie, an English pug, along Parker Boulevard on a hot Wednesday afternoon.

Cooling down

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Kayla Keach of Brandon laughs as she plays with her four-month-old blue nose pit bull Rocky and her three-month-old black lab Princess while enjoying the sun and the water at Minnedosa Beach with friend Jessica Andrews on a hot Tuesday afternoon.

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Kayla Keach of Brandon laughs as she plays with her four-month-old blue nose pit bull Rocky and her three-month-old black lab Princess while enjoying the sun and the water at Minnedosa Beach with friend Jessica Andrews on a hot Tuesday afternoon.

First Street crash

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Brandon Police Service officers wheel away a motorcycle that crashed on First Street south of Richmond Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. No other vehicles were involved and the driver was taken away with minor injuries.

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Brandon Police Service officers wheel away a motorcycle that crashed on First Street south of Richmond Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. No other vehicles were involved and the driver was taken away with minor injuries.

Taking aim

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Kayleigh Comber takes aim with her water gun while playing with friends along Third Street on Tuesday afternoon.

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Kayleigh Comber takes aim with her water gun while playing with friends along Third Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Sitting pitchside

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Relatives watch as Super Thrifty Forest Green takes on Paddock Drilling Gold during Brandon Youth Soccer Association boys U14 division action at Kirkcaldy Heights soccer field on Monday evening.

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Relatives watch as Super Thrifty Forest Green takes on Paddock Drilling Gold during Brandon Youth Soccer Association boys U14 division action at Kirkcaldy Heights soccer field on Monday evening.

Gone fishing

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Diana Cortes and daughters Shalon and Angie Orejuela watch as Armondo Orjeuela, the girls’ dad, casts his fishing line from the dock at Dinsdale Park into the Assiniboine River on Monday evening.

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Diana Cortes and daughters Shalon and Angie Orejuela watch as Armondo Orjeuela, the girls’ dad, casts his fishing line from the dock at Dinsdale Park into the Assiniboine River on Monday evening.

Bridge open again

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An incident Monday involving a tractor trailer forced police to temporarily close the 18th Street Bridge. The bridge reopened around 2 p.m.

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An incident Monday involving a tractor trailer forced police to temporarily close the 18th Street Bridge. The bridge reopened around 2 p.m.

Top Story

RCMP need help finding missing 17-year-old girl

Dauphin RCMP are asking for help finding Gina Marie Ranville.

Ranville was last seen on May 21st. She is also known as Gina Chartrand.

The 17-year-old is aboriginal, approximately 5-foot-3, 160-pounds, with long brown hair and brown eyes.

She has a scar on her right eyebrow and a tattoo of a flower design on her lower left arm.

Anyone with information as to her whereabouts ...

Top Breaking News

  • Participants in the 2014 Pride Parade walk along Memorial Blvd in front of the Manitoba Legislative Building Sunday afternoon.

    Big step forward for local Pride

    For this first time in the city’s history, Brandon will host a Pride March.

  • Gilles Lefebvre was diagnosed with cancer in December. The disease has taught him to slow down and appreciate what is truly important in his life.

    Battling 'to live a little longer' with cancer

    Sitting in the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre’s waiting room after his latest round of radiation therapy, 71-year-old Gilles Lefebvre knows what his priorities are.

  • MGEU president Michelle Gawronsky says the province has 'dragged its feet' in negotiations.

    MGEU boss: 'Enough is enough'

    With more than half of its union members currently without a contract, the Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union president says “enough is enough.”

  • Brandon Fire and Emergency Services members wheel a car accident victim to a waiting ambulance in front of students from Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School during a mock car crash demonstration put on by MADD's Brandon and Area chapter with help from a variety of organizations including the Brandon Police Service, BFES and Memories Chapel at the school on Thursday morning. The event was organized to raise awareness and help prevent incidences of impaired driving among youth.

    MADD mock crash an eye-opener

    Standing in Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School’s hallway with blood running down his face, Jacob Wallman got a firsthand taste of what it might be like to be in a crash with a drunk driver.

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