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First strike

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Brandon Wheat Kings' Jayce Hawryluk celebrates scoring the team's first goal on the Calgary Hitmen during Game One of the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference Final, Friday evening at Brandon's Westman Place.

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Brandon Wheat Kings' Jayce Hawryluk celebrates scoring the team's first goal on the Calgary Hitmen during Game One of the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference Final, Friday evening at Brandon's Westman Place.

Faerie magic at WMCA

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Yoshiko Kamikusa strides onto the stage during the setup for a performance of “The Faerie Queen” by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet on Thursday afternoon. The ballet, based on Shakespeare’s “A MIdsummer Night’s Dream,” was presented at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium last night.

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Yoshiko Kamikusa strides onto the stage during the setup for a performance of “The Faerie Queen” by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet on Thursday afternoon. The ballet, based on Shakespeare’s “A MIdsummer Night’s Dream,” was presented at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium last night.

Speed limit increase

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Premier Greg Selinger and Herb Mahood, director of regional operations with Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, announced the speed limit on the Trans-Canada Highway between Brandon and Winnipeg will be increased to 110 km/hr as of June 2.

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Premier Greg Selinger and Herb Mahood, director of regional operations with Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, announced the speed limit on the Trans-Canada Highway between Brandon and Winnipeg will be increased to 110 km/hr as of June 2.

West-end standoff

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A BPS member trains a weapon on a semi-trailer parked in the Sobeys West parking lot west of 34th St. as BPS responds to a call for a suicidal male with a weapon in the vehicle. The male spoke with police officers before exciting the vehicle after a standoff and was handcuffed before being put into an ambulance. Businesses in the mall were closed and a portion of Victoria Ave. was blocked off during the incident.

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A BPS member trains a weapon on a semi-trailer parked in the Sobeys West parking lot west of 34th St. as BPS responds to a call for a suicidal male with a weapon in the vehicle. The male spoke with police officers before exciting the vehicle after a standoff and was handcuffed before being put into an ambulance. Businesses in the mall were closed and a portion of Victoria Ave. was blocked off during the incident.

Getting a check up

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Yi Fan Dong, 3, has his teeth checked by dentist Dr. Elham Elahiyoun, left, during the Preschool Wellness Fair at the Keystone Centre on Tuesday.

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Yi Fan Dong, 3, has his teeth checked by dentist Dr. Elham Elahiyoun, left, during the Preschool Wellness Fair at the Keystone Centre on Tuesday.

Flipping out

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Arhianna Hackert does a front flip while playing on a trampoline at a home on Stickney Avenue with friends on a cool Monday afternoon.

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Arhianna Hackert does a front flip while playing on a trampoline at a home on Stickney Avenue with friends on a cool Monday afternoon.

Maybe just go around . . .

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The Riverbank pedestrian bridge sits as an island cut off by the floodwaters on the Assiniboine River on Monday afternoon. Flooding in recent years has made the popular tourist spot impassable during the spring.

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The Riverbank pedestrian bridge sits as an island cut off by the floodwaters on the Assiniboine River on Monday afternoon. Flooding in recent years has made the popular tourist spot impassable during the spring.

Pets for a good cause

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Sisters Kara Bridges, 7, and Kathryn, 6, give Gypsy, a purebred German shepherd with the Brandon Regional Search and Rescue Association, handled by Kent Needham, a pet behind the ears during Saturday’s fundraising event at the Keystone Centre. Children visiting the SARMAN AdventureSmart trailer could learn about the Hug-a-Tree program as their parents test drove a new Ford product with Kelleher Ford and donated $20 per test drive to the BRSARA.

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Sisters Kara Bridges, 7, and Kathryn, 6, give Gypsy, a purebred German shepherd with the Brandon Regional Search and Rescue Association, handled by Kent Needham, a pet behind the ears during Saturday’s fundraising event at the Keystone Centre. Children visiting the SARMAN AdventureSmart trailer could learn about the Hug-a-Tree program as their parents test drove a new Ford product with Kelleher Ford and donated $20 per test drive to the BRSARA.

Crews battle Douglas grass fire

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Mutual aid firefighters from CFB Shilo and Carberry as well as conservation firefighters work to put out a grass and brush fire on the north side of Douglas late Saturday afternoon. Dry conditions and wind made fighting the fire difficult.

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Mutual aid firefighters from CFB Shilo and Carberry as well as conservation firefighters work to put out a grass and brush fire on the north side of Douglas late Saturday afternoon. Dry conditions and wind made fighting the fire difficult.

Tuning up

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Violin instructor Robert Richardson Jr. holds a tuning session with Brandon Suzuki music program beginner students prior to performing with his students during their spring concert at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall on Saturday.

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Violin instructor Robert Richardson Jr. holds a tuning session with Brandon Suzuki music program beginner students prior to performing with his students during their spring concert at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall on Saturday.

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Man in critical condition after hit-and-run

A 33-year-old Brandon man was rushed to Winnipeg by air ambulance after being struck by a vehicle in Brandon just after midnight.

The hit-and-run incident happened in the 1000-block of 18th Street. Emergency crews attended and found the victim on the street, unconscious and unresponsive. The man suffered extensive injuries and was taken via Lifeflight to Winnipeg in critical ...

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    Police searching for missing Brandon man

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  • Brandon Wheat Kings' Jayce Hawryluk celebrates scoring the team's first goal on the Calgary Hitmen during Game One of the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference Final, Friday evening at Brandon's Westman Place.

    Wheat Kings win a wild one

    Those yearning for the Brandon Wheat Kings’ high-scoring games of the regular season were treated to a throwback on Friday night.

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