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Pretty present

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Saira Velasquez Castro smiles as she carries a pair of sunflowers near Stanley Park on Wednesday afternoon. Castro got the flowers from the Brown Sugar farm set up nearby to give to a friend.

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Saira Velasquez Castro smiles as she carries a pair of sunflowers near Stanley Park on Wednesday afternoon. Castro got the flowers from the Brown Sugar farm set up nearby to give to a friend.

Feeling the love

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Stephen Jackson cradles his daughters Sophie, left, and Naomi while walking through downtown Brandon on Thursday afternoon. The family is visiting western Manitoba from Yellowknife, N.W.T., for one last summer trip before the school year starts again.

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Stephen Jackson cradles his daughters Sophie, left, and Naomi while walking through downtown Brandon on Thursday afternoon. The family is visiting western Manitoba from Yellowknife, N.W.T., for one last summer trip before the school year starts again.

Highway collision near Minnedosa

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First reponders from the Minnedosa Fire Department and the RCMP work at the scene of a collision on Highway 10 near Minnedosa on Wednesday afternoon.

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First reponders from the Minnedosa Fire Department and the RCMP work at the scene of a collision on Highway 10 near Minnedosa on Wednesday afternoon.

Scaring up some summer thrills

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Children walk along a wall at the downtown Youth Activity Centre during a “Halloween In Summer” party on Tuesday afternoon. The centre is the site of the YAC summer camp for kids, which has been running for 12 years in three locations in the city through the summer months.

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Children walk along a wall at the downtown Youth Activity Centre during a “Halloween In Summer” party on Tuesday afternoon. The centre is the site of the YAC summer camp for kids, which has been running for 12 years in three locations in the city through the summer months.

Artist's work depicts life on the land

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Colleen Granger shows some of the artwork she has created at her home studio south of Brandon on Monday afternoon. Granger bases her works on the life and land she shares with husband Andy, who farms the surrounding area. Granger will be showing some recent works at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba’s new show opening Thursday.

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Colleen Granger shows some of the artwork she has created at her home studio south of Brandon on Monday afternoon. Granger bases her works on the life and land she shares with husband Andy, who farms the surrounding area. Granger will be showing some recent works at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba’s new show opening Thursday.

Lending a helping hand with harvest

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Jeff Wheeler drives a combine as he helps out friend Andy Granger with the wheat harvest on Monday. Granger occasionally enlists the help of friends to reap the bounty of 3,400 acres near the Brandon Hills.

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Jeff Wheeler drives a combine as he helps out friend Andy Granger with the wheat harvest on Monday. Granger occasionally enlists the help of friends to reap the bounty of 3,400 acres near the Brandon Hills.

Floating fun on Clear Lake

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Outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of the nice weather on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park on Saturday afternoon.

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Outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of the nice weather on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park on Saturday afternoon.

Old school battle

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Nico Koch, left, and James Welbourne practice sword battles as they would have taken place in medieval Viking times in Rideau Park earlier this week. The men are members of the re-enactment group Sons of Lugh and meet twice a month to learn about the culture of northern European warriors.

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Nico Koch, left, and James Welbourne practice sword battles as they would have taken place in medieval Viking times in Rideau Park earlier this week. The men are members of the re-enactment group Sons of Lugh and meet twice a month to learn about the culture of northern European warriors.

Camping days of yore

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Manitoba Muzzle Loaders members sit out a rain shower during the Pine Fort Days Rendezvous Camp at Spruce Woods Provincial Park on Friday afternoon. Pine Fort Days is being celebrated all weekend at Spruce Woods with a variety of events, including a fire-starting demo, a trade blanket display, a fur trader fashion show and a candlelit tour of the Rendezvous Camp, where re-enactors with the Manitoba Muzzle Loaders will be camped all weekend.

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Manitoba Muzzle Loaders members sit out a rain shower during the Pine Fort Days Rendezvous Camp at Spruce Woods Provincial Park on Friday afternoon. Pine Fort Days is being celebrated all weekend at Spruce Woods with a variety of events, including a fire-starting demo, a trade blanket display, a fur trader fashion show and a candlelit tour of the Rendezvous Camp, where re-enactors with the Manitoba Muzzle Loaders will be camped all weekend.

Rodeo in Virden

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Monty Koopman of Consul, Saskatchewan holds on and spurs during the Bareback bronc riding event at the Virden Indoor Rodeo & Wild West Daze on Saturday evening.

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Monty Koopman of Consul, Saskatchewan holds on and spurs during the Bareback bronc riding event at the Virden Indoor Rodeo & Wild West Daze on Saturday evening.

Top Story

Police find MDMA, cocaine and weed in roadside stop

During a check stop in the 1000 block of 18th Street, Brandon police noticed drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Further investigation revealed a small amount of marijuana, as well as, a small amount of what was believed to be cocaine and MDMA.

More items were also located that relate to drug trafficking.

As a result, two people have been charged with possession for ...

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