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Up in the air

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Captain Andrew Burke watches as an Alpha jet flies low on an exercise during field training at CFB Shilo Tuesday morning.

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Captain Andrew Burke watches as an Alpha jet flies low on an exercise during field training at CFB Shilo Tuesday morning.

Mud Day at ACC

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Daycare students at Assiniboine Community College were treated to a morning in the mud during the second annual Mud Day event on Monday. Preschoolers were encouraged to get dirty and experience the tactile and creative activities in a safe and fun environment under the supervision and observation of early childhood education students.

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Daycare students at Assiniboine Community College were treated to a morning in the mud during the second annual Mud Day event on Monday. Preschoolers were encouraged to get dirty and experience the tactile and creative activities in a safe and fun environment under the supervision and observation of early childhood education students.

Crash on First Street North

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Emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of First Street North and Kirkcaldy Drive on Monday morning. Paramedics treated occupants for minor injuries at the scene.

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Emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of First Street North and Kirkcaldy Drive on Monday morning. Paramedics treated occupants for minor injuries at the scene.

Tail wagging tea party

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Mika, a pug/Boston terrier cross also known as a BUG, glances up at her owner, Alyssa Kennedy, during a photo shoot at the picture booth during Sunday's third annual Pug Fest held at the East End Community Centre. This year's theme was Tea Party with the Pugs with benefits going to the Brandon Humane Society, Funds for Furry Friends and Mom Without Borders.

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Mika, a pug/Boston terrier cross also known as a BUG, glances up at her owner, Alyssa Kennedy, during a photo shoot at the picture booth during Sunday's third annual Pug Fest held at the East End Community Centre. This year's theme was Tea Party with the Pugs with benefits going to the Brandon Humane Society, Funds for Furry Friends and Mom Without Borders.

Car show for kids

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Tyler Rabe and Jordan Melnyk check out the import custom cars at Sunday’s charity car show at Valleyview School. No Limits Car Club hosted the Childhood Dreams Car Show, featuring more than 120 cars, with proceeds going to the BRHC Foundation and the Valleyview Parent Council’s playground fund.

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Tyler Rabe and Jordan Melnyk check out the import custom cars at Sunday’s charity car show at Valleyview School. No Limits Car Club hosted the Childhood Dreams Car Show, featuring more than 120 cars, with proceeds going to the BRHC Foundation and the Valleyview Parent Council’s playground fund.

Deal seekers

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Bargain hunters look through items at the United Way of Brandon and District’s indoor garage sale in the Manitoba Room at the Keystone Centre on Saturday.

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Bargain hunters look through items at the United Way of Brandon and District’s indoor garage sale in the Manitoba Room at the Keystone Centre on Saturday.

Skate Canada Day

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Skate Brandon member Marijka Popadynetz helps Olivia, a novice skater, through an obstacle coarse during Sunday’s Skate Canada Day open house held at the Optimist Arena. Sunday was Skate Canada Day, with local figure skating clubs, including Skate Brandon, hosting free trial skate sessions under the watchful eye of club coaches.

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Skate Brandon member Marijka Popadynetz helps Olivia, a novice skater, through an obstacle coarse during Sunday’s Skate Canada Day open house held at the Optimist Arena. Sunday was Skate Canada Day, with local figure skating clubs, including Skate Brandon, hosting free trial skate sessions under the watchful eye of club coaches.

Tree initiative takes root

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Brandon School Division students Taleighna Woodland, right, and Aidan Taylor, left, helped in planting an apple tree at the ACC North Hill campus as put of the CN Eco-Connexion, Tree Canada and Community In Blooms initiative on Friday morning.

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Brandon School Division students Taleighna Woodland, right, and Aidan Taylor, left, helped in planting an apple tree at the ACC North Hill campus as put of the CN Eco-Connexion, Tree Canada and Community In Blooms initiative on Friday morning.

Semi rolls on Trans-Canada

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A semi-truck and trailer flipped at the junction of Highway 110 and the Trans-Canada shortly after 11 a.m. Friday. The road was still closed and RCMP were diverting traffic as of noon.

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A semi-truck and trailer flipped at the junction of Highway 110 and the Trans-Canada shortly after 11 a.m. Friday. The road was still closed and RCMP were diverting traffic as of noon.

Finding his musical voice

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Greg Kirk auditions during a casting call by 7 Ages Productions for an upcoming performance of “Young Frankenstein” at the Park Community Centre on Thursday evening. Kirk has taken part in stage shows since high school, and travelled from his Portage la Prairie home to try out. Auditions continue today for the Mel Brooks musical.

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Greg Kirk auditions during a casting call by 7 Ages Productions for an upcoming performance of “Young Frankenstein” at the Park Community Centre on Thursday evening. Kirk has taken part in stage shows since high school, and travelled from his Portage la Prairie home to try out. Auditions continue today for the Mel Brooks musical.

Top Story

Manitoba sees net gain of MDs over 2013

The number of physicians in Manitoba continues to grow.

There are now 2,682 MDs in the province, 2,055 of which work in Winnipeg. That’s 83 more than last year – the biggest net gain ever, according to the provincial government.

Health Minister Erin Selby said the government continues to work towards a goal of ensuring that any Manitoban who wants a family ...

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