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Fog Jog

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A pair of joggers make their way through the mists blanketing First Street North near the Optimist soccer park, Saturday morning.

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A pair of joggers make their way through the mists blanketing First Street North near the Optimist soccer park, Saturday morning.

Dashing through the spray

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Elise Pohjolainen dashes through a cool blast of water from a sprinkler set up at the weekly Global Marketplace area at 12th Street and Rosser Avenue, Thursday afternoon. The market rents stalls to local artisans, craftspeople and gardeners to sell wares to locals through the season.

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Elise Pohjolainen dashes through a cool blast of water from a sprinkler set up at the weekly Global Marketplace area at 12th Street and Rosser Avenue, Thursday afternoon. The market rents stalls to local artisans, craftspeople and gardeners to sell wares to locals through the season.

Tough commute

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Chris Prince walks his bicycle up the Daly Overpass as the northbound lanes of 18th Street are immobilized by traffic backed up by roadwork, Wednesday afternoon.

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Chris Prince walks his bicycle up the Daly Overpass as the northbound lanes of 18th Street are immobilized by traffic backed up by roadwork, Wednesday afternoon.

Psychic connections

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Mavis Walcott talks on the phone with a client at the ESP Psychic Fair, Wednesday afternoon. Walcott has been doing psychic readings since 1972 and is the third generation in her family to do so. The array of readers will be open to the public until 7pm tonight at the Trails West hotel.

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Mavis Walcott talks on the phone with a client at the ESP Psychic Fair, Wednesday afternoon. Walcott has been doing psychic readings since 1972 and is the third generation in her family to do so. The array of readers will be open to the public until 7pm tonight at the Trails West hotel.

Long lines

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Traffic is very backed up along 18th Street as work continues near the Thompson Bridge over the Assiniboine River.

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Traffic is very backed up along 18th Street as work continues near the Thompson Bridge over the Assiniboine River.

Double exposure

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Local artist Weiming Zhao paints an oil canvas of St. Matthew's Cathedral Church on 13th Street on Tuesday.

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Local artist Weiming Zhao paints an oil canvas of St. Matthew's Cathedral Church on 13th Street on Tuesday.

Thirsty work

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Recruits are reflected in a puddle as they line up to quench their thirst from a hose during the Vincent Massey Vikings high school football training camp on Tuesday afternoon.

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Recruits are reflected in a puddle as they line up to quench their thirst from a hose during the Vincent Massey Vikings high school football training camp on Tuesday afternoon.

Another drop in the bucket

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The Belmont Community rink board was nominated and took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge over the weekend to support both the rink and the ALS Society. Over the years, several residents of ths area have suffered with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord and can result in total paralysis and death. Several groups in the Belmont area will be participating in some sort of ALS ice bucket challenge, but the weekend even was a big one: the

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The Belmont Community rink board was nominated and took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge over the weekend to support both the rink and the ALS Society. Over the years, several residents of ths area have suffered with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord and can result in total paralysis and death. Several groups in the Belmont area will be participating in some sort of ALS ice bucket challenge, but the weekend even was a big one: the "ice bucket" was a front-end loader bucket filled with water and a dozen gabs of ice. After allowing time for the ice to melt and the water to get cold, the mixture was dumped on the nine members of the committee, much to the entertainment of onlookers. According to the global ALS Association website, the ice bucket challenge has raised close to $80 million worldwide.

Horsing around

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Ali Mullin of Cartwright, Manitoba trains her quarter-horse DC Lil Olea Wrangler to 'work' or follow the flag at Thunderbird Horse Center south of Brandon along Highway 10 on Sunday afternoon. Working the flag is the first step towards training horses to work with cattle. The horse center held a Private Treaty Sale all weekend along with a Ranch Horse Competition, Team Roping and other events. The 3D Barrel Racing scheduled for Sunday had to be cancelled due to the poor weather.

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Ali Mullin of Cartwright, Manitoba trains her quarter-horse DC Lil Olea Wrangler to 'work' or follow the flag at Thunderbird Horse Center south of Brandon along Highway 10 on Sunday afternoon. Working the flag is the first step towards training horses to work with cattle. The horse center held a Private Treaty Sale all weekend along with a Ranch Horse Competition, Team Roping and other events. The 3D Barrel Racing scheduled for Sunday had to be cancelled due to the poor weather.

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