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PM in the AM at BU

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Former prime minister Paul Martin laughs after receiving an honourary degree from chancellor Michael Decter during Brandon University's 2016 convocation ceremonies, Friday morning.

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Former prime minister Paul Martin laughs after receiving an honourary degree from chancellor Michael Decter during Brandon University's 2016 convocation ceremonies, Friday morning.

In your face!

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Jacob Savage catches Silas Young with a flying dropkick during Canadian Wrestling Elite’s tag-team match held in the gymnasium at Assiniboine Community College on Thursday night. Savage, one half of the The Covenant duo with “The Dark Prophet” Orin Veidt, squared off against Young and Frankie Kazarian.

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Jacob Savage catches Silas Young with a flying dropkick during Canadian Wrestling Elite’s tag-team match held in the gymnasium at Assiniboine Community College on Thursday night. Savage, one half of the The Covenant duo with “The Dark Prophet” Orin Veidt, squared off against Young and Frankie Kazarian.

Under cover

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Spectators huddle under the protection of umbrellas as they cheer on their teams from the sidelines of Thursday's high school girls soccer match between the Plainsmen and the Vikings at Vincent Massey High School.

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Spectators huddle under the protection of umbrellas as they cheer on their teams from the sidelines of Thursday's high school girls soccer match between the Plainsmen and the Vikings at Vincent Massey High School.

Early bird

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A magpie hovers over the lawn outside of the Agriculture Research Centre, searching for a meal of earthworms and grubs on Thursday morning.

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A magpie hovers over the lawn outside of the Agriculture Research Centre, searching for a meal of earthworms and grubs on Thursday morning.

Overtime loss eliminates Wheat Kings

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Brandon Wheat Kings forward Reid Duke checks Red Deer Rebels defenceman Josh Mahura during first-period MasterCard Memorial Cup action in Red Deer, Alta., on Wednesday night. The Rebels scored late in the third period and again in overtime for a 2-1 victory, which eliminated the Wheat Kings from further play.

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Brandon Wheat Kings forward Reid Duke checks Red Deer Rebels defenceman Josh Mahura during first-period MasterCard Memorial Cup action in Red Deer, Alta., on Wednesday night. The Rebels scored late in the third period and again in overtime for a 2-1 victory, which eliminated the Wheat Kings from further play.

Lighting our way

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Maintenance crews work to change out bulbs in the overhead signal lights at the intersection of 18th Street and Park Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.

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Maintenance crews work to change out bulbs in the overhead signal lights at the intersection of 18th Street and Park Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.

Walking horses

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Jolene Drake walks horses with her father Ken down a street in Kenton on Monday afternoon. The pair were taking their horses from their nearby property to a waiting trailer for a ride on a sunny Victoria Day.

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Jolene Drake walks horses with her father Ken down a street in Kenton on Monday afternoon. The pair were taking their horses from their nearby property to a waiting trailer for a ride on a sunny Victoria Day.

Sliding safely on opening night

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Mason Hodgson of the Joe Beeverz Young Guns steals second base ahead of the throw to Cubs shortstop Dan McMillan during the Andrew Agencies Senior AA Baseball League season opener at Sumner Field on Tuesday. George McNeil went 3-for-3 with a double and Jason Rae added a pair of RBIs for the Young Guns in their 3-2 victory. Kyle Johnston earned the win after allowing one run in five innings of work. Ben VanWalleghem scored both runs for the Cubs and was tagged with the loss.

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Mason Hodgson of the Joe Beeverz Young Guns steals second base ahead of the throw to Cubs shortstop Dan McMillan during the Andrew Agencies Senior AA Baseball League season opener at Sumner Field on Tuesday. George McNeil went 3-for-3 with a double and Jason Rae added a pair of RBIs for the Young Guns in their 3-2 victory. Kyle Johnston earned the win after allowing one run in five innings of work. Ben VanWalleghem scored both runs for the Cubs and was tagged with the loss.

Cool brass performance

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Members of the Wind Chill Brass group play an outdoor concert at Poor Michael’s Bookshop in Onanole over the long weekend. The Winnipeg quintet, formed from a group of University of Manitoba students, came together in the fall of 2013 and are currently on a farewell tour as the group ends its run.

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Members of the Wind Chill Brass group play an outdoor concert at Poor Michael’s Bookshop in Onanole over the long weekend. The Winnipeg quintet, formed from a group of University of Manitoba students, came together in the fall of 2013 and are currently on a farewell tour as the group ends its run.

Faith and celebration

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Parishioners join together in song and dance to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the Medhane Alem Ethiopian Orthodox church, Sunday morning in Brandon. The local Ethiopian community purchased the vacant church and have rebuilt it as a gathering place for the faithful.

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Parishioners join together in song and dance to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the Medhane Alem Ethiopian Orthodox church, Sunday morning in Brandon. The local Ethiopian community purchased the vacant church and have rebuilt it as a gathering place for the faithful.

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