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Three hurt in highway collision

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A mangled Kia Rio is towed away from a two-car collision north of Brandon that hospitalized all three occupants with non-life-threatening injuries. RCMP said shortly before noon on Thursday, a 2012 grey Chevrolet Cruze, travelling north on Highway 10, rearended a 2013 black Kia Rio. The driver of the Rio, a 34-year-old man from Brandon whose passenger was a 67-year-old woman from Esterhazy, Sask., was trying to turn left onto Sandison Road. Charges may be laid against the 55-year-old man from Neepawa who struck the stationary car, according to RCMP. Blue Hills RCMP Cpl. Mike Boychuk did not know how fast the 55-year-old was driving but said the man was “obviously in the wrong lane” because he struck a car waiting in the designated passing lane.

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A mangled Kia Rio is towed away from a two-car collision north of Brandon that hospitalized all three occupants with non-life-threatening injuries. RCMP said shortly before noon on Thursday, a 2012 grey Chevrolet Cruze, travelling north on Highway 10, rearended a 2013 black Kia Rio. The driver of the Rio, a 34-year-old man from Brandon whose passenger was a 67-year-old woman from Esterhazy, Sask., was trying to turn left onto Sandison Road. Charges may be laid against the 55-year-old man from Neepawa who struck the stationary car, according to RCMP. Blue Hills RCMP Cpl. Mike Boychuk did not know how fast the 55-year-old was driving but said the man was “obviously in the wrong lane” because he struck a car waiting in the designated passing lane.

Students celebrate cultures

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Kotomi Kakamachi (left) and Hiba Kassa pose together during Heritage Days, a multicultural event at Vincent Massey High School, on Wednesday afternoon. Food from a variety of cultures represented in the school’s student body was presented in the event, which continues today.

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Kotomi Kakamachi (left) and Hiba Kassa pose together during Heritage Days, a multicultural event at Vincent Massey High School, on Wednesday afternoon. Food from a variety of cultures represented in the school’s student body was presented in the event, which continues today.

Sunset light

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A pair of pedestrians make their way along Louise Avenue near 14th Street in a brilliant patch of sunset light on Tuesday evening.

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A pair of pedestrians make their way along Louise Avenue near 14th Street in a brilliant patch of sunset light on Tuesday evening.

Sacred visitors

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A pair of rare white bison join other members of their herd in feeding at Sioux Valley First Nations, Tuesday afternoon. The community first started its bison herd in 2001, and received a female white bison shortly after. It gave birth to another white calf -- the first time anyone in the First Nation can remember two of the spiritually-significant animals in a herd at once. The bisons' enclosure has since become a destination for other aboriginal peoples from across North America to come to pray. The National Bison Association has estimated that these types of bison only occur in approximately one out of 10 million births.
(Colin Corneau/Brandon Sun)

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A pair of rare white bison join other members of their herd in feeding at Sioux Valley First Nations, Tuesday afternoon. The community first started its bison herd in 2001, and received a female white bison shortly after. It gave birth to another white calf -- the first time anyone in the First Nation can remember two of the spiritually-significant animals in a herd at once. The bisons' enclosure has since become a destination for other aboriginal peoples from across North America to come to pray. The National Bison Association has estimated that these types of bison only occur in approximately one out of 10 million births. (Colin Corneau/Brandon Sun)

Rhyme for reason

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Danielle Hubbard, programming librarian for Brandon Public Library, kicks off the readings at the World Day of Poetry event, Monday evening at the downtown location. The annual event invited Brandonites to read their favourite poem in an event co-organized by the public library, Brandon University's library and BU's Hawkweed Literary Forum.

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Danielle Hubbard, programming librarian for Brandon Public Library, kicks off the readings at the World Day of Poetry event, Monday evening at the downtown location. The annual event invited Brandonites to read their favourite poem in an event co-organized by the public library, Brandon University's library and BU's Hawkweed Literary Forum.

Taking the course by leaps and bounds

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Suri, a blue merle Sheltie, leaps over an obstacle during the Crocus Obedience and Kennel Club's agility trials at the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence on Saturday.

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Suri, a blue merle Sheltie, leaps over an obstacle during the Crocus Obedience and Kennel Club's agility trials at the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence on Saturday.

Wheat Kings fall in regular season finale

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Ty Lewis #14 of the Brandon Wheat Kings eyes the loose puck in front of goalie Jordan Hollett #30 of the Regina Pats during WHL action at Westman Place on Saturday evening. The Pats shut out the Wheat Kings by a score of 6-0 in the regular season finale for the Wheaties.

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Ty Lewis #14 of the Brandon Wheat Kings eyes the loose puck in front of goalie Jordan Hollett #30 of the Regina Pats during WHL action at Westman Place on Saturday evening. The Pats shut out the Wheat Kings by a score of 6-0 in the regular season finale for the Wheaties.

Fill your boots

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Firefighters Matthew Tannas and Trevor Bell try to attract passing motorists on 13th Street in front of Firehall No. 2 to donate to their boot drive on Thursday during the Brandon Fire and Emergency Services rooftop camp-out fundraising drive to raise money for the Westman chapters of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba and Muscular Dystrophy Canada as well as the Brandon Firefighters Charity Fund. Firefighters Adam Desjardins and Kane Doran have been camped out on the roof of the firehall since March 15th and will come down today at noon.

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Firefighters Matthew Tannas and Trevor Bell try to attract passing motorists on 13th Street in front of Firehall No. 2 to donate to their boot drive on Thursday during the Brandon Fire and Emergency Services rooftop camp-out fundraising drive to raise money for the Westman chapters of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba and Muscular Dystrophy Canada as well as the Brandon Firefighters Charity Fund. Firefighters Adam Desjardins and Kane Doran have been camped out on the roof of the firehall since March 15th and will come down today at noon.

Going green for St. Patrick's Day

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Manager Erin Wells and her staff at The Dock on Princess in Brandon will be serving up green beer today for St. Patrick’s Day along with live music tonight.

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Manager Erin Wells and her staff at The Dock on Princess in Brandon will be serving up green beer today for St. Patrick’s Day along with live music tonight.

Stitch and Study

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Instructor Ellen Boudreau helps student Abdul Mohammed with some knitting during the Long Night Against Procrastination event, Wednesday night at Brandon University's library. The annual event, running overnight into Thursday morning, lets students focus on studying and provides stress relievers while doing so, such as therapy dogs, herbal tea, free study aids and more.

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Instructor Ellen Boudreau helps student Abdul Mohammed with some knitting during the Long Night Against Procrastination event, Wednesday night at Brandon University's library. The annual event, running overnight into Thursday morning, lets students focus on studying and provides stress relievers while doing so, such as therapy dogs, herbal tea, free study aids and more.

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Board makes no promises on tuition increases

Tuition rates at Brandon University remain an uncertainty, with the university’s board of governors declining to give students any assurances regarding the potential for increases.

During Saturday’s board of governors meeting, two motions about tuition increases were shot down by everyone except for the two Brandon University Students’ Union representatives.

The first motion would have had the university hold the line at ...

Top Breaking News

  • Federal Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier listens as Brandon area egg producer Jim Green challenges some of his points during a stop at the Victoria Inn in Brandon on Saturday afternoon to speak about his leadership platform.

    Egg producer challenges Bernier

    By Tyler Clarke

  • Brandon University vice-president (academic and provost) Steven Robinson, who also serves as chair of the Sexual Assault Advisory Group, introduces the university’s sexualized violence policy for adoption at Saturday’s board of governors meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

    Sexualized violence policy approved

    Eliciting cheers and applause from a delegation of students, the Brandon University Board of Governors unanimously passed a campus sexualized violence policy on Saturday.

  • Nishtha Varma takes part in the Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest along with other students at Brandon University on Sunday. The purpose of the competition is to present math challenges to Grade 1-12 students in a way that is fun.

    Contest sharpens students' math skills

    With birds chirping happily outdoors during a warm Sunday morning, about 25 kids were in a classroom solving math problems at Brandon University.

  • Five-year-old Dexx Wilson performs with the EGCM Guitar Ensemble during a Brandon University Guitar Ensemble concert at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall on Saturday afternoon.

    Young guitarists encouraged

    His rendition of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” might not have been up to the standard of Brandon University classical guitar players, but five-year-old Dexx Wilson is off to a good start.

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