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Slip sliding away

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Iliece Elk is all smiles as she speeds down a small hill during an afternoon of outdoor playing along 34th Street on Wednesday afternoon. Elk and other children from Sioux Valley School enjoyed a day in the sun during an annual day trip in the city.

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Iliece Elk is all smiles as she speeds down a small hill during an afternoon of outdoor playing along 34th Street on Wednesday afternoon. Elk and other children from Sioux Valley School enjoyed a day in the sun during an annual day trip in the city.

BU Open House

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Albany Carias sketches for a crowd of Westman high school students touring Brandon University for its annual open house event on Tuesday.

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Albany Carias sketches for a crowd of Westman high school students touring Brandon University for its annual open house event on Tuesday.

Let's dance

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Brooklyn Adams practises in the final moments before taking to the stage at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Monday afternoon. Adams and other local dancers were taking part in the first day of dance competition in the Brandon Festival of the Arts, which runs through the weekend.

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Brooklyn Adams practises in the final moments before taking to the stage at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Monday afternoon. Adams and other local dancers were taking part in the first day of dance competition in the Brandon Festival of the Arts, which runs through the weekend.

Taking a spin on the dance floor

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Larry and Barbara Bohune dance to a traditional Métis fiddle band during events to mark Louis Riel Day at Brandon University on Monday afternoon.

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Larry and Barbara Bohune dance to a traditional Métis fiddle band during events to mark Louis Riel Day at Brandon University on Monday afternoon.

The daily grind

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A snowboarder grinds a rail during the Rail Wars snowboard competition at Asessippi Ski Area & Resort as part of the Canada 150th Celebration at the resort on Saturday.

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A snowboarder grinds a rail during the Rail Wars snowboard competition at Asessippi Ski Area & Resort as part of the Canada 150th Celebration at the resort on Saturday.

Playoff basketball

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Pookie Saunders #5 of the Brandon Bobcats leaps for a shot on net during game two of the Bobcats university basketball playoff series against the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack at the BU Healthy Living Centre on Saturday.

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Pookie Saunders #5 of the Brandon Bobcats leaps for a shot on net during game two of the Bobcats university basketball playoff series against the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack at the BU Healthy Living Centre on Saturday.

Wheat Kings vs Raiders

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Kolten Olynek #26 of the Prince Albert Raiders chases a loose puck in front of netminder Travis Child #30 of the Brandon Wheat Kings during WHL action at Westman Place on Saturday evening.

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Kolten Olynek #26 of the Prince Albert Raiders chases a loose puck in front of netminder Travis Child #30 of the Brandon Wheat Kings during WHL action at Westman Place on Saturday evening.

Cool creations

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Megan Yeo, Alyssa Krahn and Kim Williment chat beside their snowman on a bench in Coronation Park during an environmental science class as part of their Brandon University faculty of education program on a warm Thursday afternoon. The aim of the afternoon outdoors was to learn different tools to bring into the classroom to engage students with nature.

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Megan Yeo, Alyssa Krahn and Kim Williment chat beside their snowman on a bench in Coronation Park during an environmental science class as part of their Brandon University faculty of education program on a warm Thursday afternoon. The aim of the afternoon outdoors was to learn different tools to bring into the classroom to engage students with nature.

Inspecting the Dome

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Display Building No. 2 restoration project manager Daryl Knight looks out of a restored window in one of the four domed structures that grace the building at the Keystone Centre grounds, Wednesday afternoon.

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Display Building No. 2 restoration project manager Daryl Knight looks out of a restored window in one of the four domed structures that grace the building at the Keystone Centre grounds, Wednesday afternoon.

Snow clearing

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Doug Kocian hangs his coat as he clears snow off of a stretch of sidewalk along Lorne Avenue on Monday afternoon. Unseasonably mild weather is forecast for at least the rest of the week.

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Doug Kocian hangs his coat as he clears snow off of a stretch of sidewalk along Lorne Avenue on Monday afternoon. Unseasonably mild weather is forecast for at least the rest of the week.

Top Story

Province delivers emergency funds to help asylum seekers

The Manitoba government is beefing up resources to agencies that work with refugee claimants and boosting the number of emergency housing units for asylum seekers.

At a news conference at Welcome Place Thursday, Premier Brian Pallister announced $110,000 in funding this year for the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council and $70,000 in assistance to the Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO).

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Top Breaking News

  • Verna Shannacappo reminisces about her youth in a residential school in Brandon and Dauphin during an Indigenous Insight seminar organized by the Brandon Urban Aboriginal Peoples’ Council on Wednesday afternoon.

    Seminar highlights indigenous history

    Increasingly cramped and whittled down in population, participants in this week’s Indigenous Insight seminar found themselves in a visual re-enactment of Canada’s indigenous history.

  • The Brandon Bluefins hope the City of Brandon will help cover some of their costs to help the swim club stay afloat.

    Bluefins look for help from city

    The Brandon Bluefins Swim Club is hoping the City of Brandon will waive a portion of their pool costs this year to help keep the non-profit group above water.

  • GPP Architecture firm’s “Interwoven” was chosen as the winning submission out of a field of six entries in the International Peace Garden Tower Ideas Competition, announced last summer.

    Tower demolition underway

    For decades, it stood tall as an iconic symbol of peace at the Canada-United States border.

  • Brandon firefighters will once again camp on the rooftop of the No. 2 Fire Station to raise money for the Westman chapters of Muscular Dystrophy Canada and the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba. The three-night campout will begin on March 15 and the group hopes to raise $20,000.

    Firefighters revive rooftop fundraiser

    It’s hoped that the return of a popular rooftop event will raise thousands of dollars for some important causes.

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