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Equine assessment

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Paige Dueck of Kleefeld stands before one of the judges during a Hunter class competition at the Manitoba Light Horse Association’s 2015 All Breed Challenge show at the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence on Sunday.

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Paige Dueck of Kleefeld stands before one of the judges during a Hunter class competition at the Manitoba Light Horse Association’s 2015 All Breed Challenge show at the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence on Sunday.

Mural of remembrance

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Ruth Martin works on a mural paying homage to military veterans at the Souris branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Wednesday evening. Martin first started on the sprawling work of art last fall and sometimes is helped by her granddaughter and usually accompanied by her dog Sam.

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Ruth Martin works on a mural paying homage to military veterans at the Souris branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Wednesday evening. Martin first started on the sprawling work of art last fall and sometimes is helped by her granddaughter and usually accompanied by her dog Sam.

Relay for Hope

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From left: Curtis Boucher, Janice Patterson and Christopher Salas are running from Winnipeg to Regina as part of the Mylan Relay for Hope, to raise funds for HIV and AIDS research. The team ran through Brandon on Sunday morning. (Colin Corneau/Brandon Sun)

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From left: Curtis Boucher, Janice Patterson and Christopher Salas are running from Winnipeg to Regina as part of the Mylan Relay for Hope, to raise funds for HIV and AIDS research. The team ran through Brandon on Sunday morning. (Colin Corneau/Brandon Sun)

Having a ball

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Lorie Rama sets a volleyball as Samantha Rama and Giovinco Nerio watch Rama play with friends at the Kin Park Spray Park on Aberdeen Avenue on a warm Thursday evening.

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Lorie Rama sets a volleyball as Samantha Rama and Giovinco Nerio watch Rama play with friends at the Kin Park Spray Park on Aberdeen Avenue on a warm Thursday evening.

Dog Day Afternoon

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A set member carts a stuffed toy dog during production of

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A set member carts a stuffed toy dog during production of "A Dog's Purpose", Friday afternoon on 15th Street. The Dennis Quaid movie will also film in Virden after finishing in Brandon. (Colin Corneau/Brandon Sun)

Lending as assist for MS research

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Kids get their photo taken with Brandon Wheat Kings Colton Waltz and Macoy Erkamps, as well as Wheaties mascot Willie, at the North Hill A&W during the restaurant chain’s Cruisin’ to end MS day on Thursday. The annual campaign raises funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

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Kids get their photo taken with Brandon Wheat Kings Colton Waltz and Macoy Erkamps, as well as Wheaties mascot Willie, at the North Hill A&W during the restaurant chain’s Cruisin’ to end MS day on Thursday. The annual campaign raises funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

Sorry . . . the drive-thru is closed

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A tow truck driver sweeps up glass as a car rests inside the dining room of Ken’s Restaurant & Chinese Food on the 700 block of 18th Street after the driver lost control and drove through the front window of the restaurant and into the side wall on Wednesday. No one was injured in the collision, but the restaurant was heavily damaged.

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A tow truck driver sweeps up glass as a car rests inside the dining room of Ken’s Restaurant & Chinese Food on the 700 block of 18th Street after the driver lost control and drove through the front window of the restaurant and into the side wall on Wednesday. No one was injured in the collision, but the restaurant was heavily damaged.

Rough ride

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Barbara Bohune pedals with her dog Gina in a basket in front of her while out for a bike ride with her husband Larry on Tuesday afternoon.

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Barbara Bohune pedals with her dog Gina in a basket in front of her while out for a bike ride with her husband Larry on Tuesday afternoon.

They shot a movie once . . .

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A movie crew shoots scenes in a downtown Brandon alley on Tuesday afternoon. They’re filming for “A Dog’s Purpose,” a movie starring actor Dennis Quaid. Shooting also continues at a closed set on a farm north of Minnedosa, where Quaid is expected to work next week. Filming is also to take place in Virden.

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A movie crew shoots scenes in a downtown Brandon alley on Tuesday afternoon. They’re filming for “A Dog’s Purpose,” a movie starring actor Dennis Quaid. Shooting also continues at a closed set on a farm north of Minnedosa, where Quaid is expected to work next week. Filming is also to take place in Virden.

Gearing up for the gridiron

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Players run through a workout during the first day of the Vincent Massey Vikings’ high school football training camp on Monday afternoon. All Winnipeg High School Football League football teams opened camp on Monday. The league begins exhibition games next week.

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Players run through a workout during the first day of the Vincent Massey Vikings’ high school football training camp on Monday afternoon. All Winnipeg High School Football League football teams opened camp on Monday. The league begins exhibition games next week.

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'Bringing fun back to politics'

Princess Park was full of people enjoying local entertainment and chatting with political candidates Saturday afternoon for Brandon’s Rock the Vote event.

The free concert and candidate meet-and-greet, sponsored by The Brandon Sun and Star FM/CKLQ, was designed to engage people in the upcoming election in a non-intimidating environment.

“It’s all about bringing fun back to politics as hard as that is,” ...

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