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School bus of rock

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Friends Devin English, Yvonne Smith, Craig Henderson and Don Beaney hang out atop their school bus camper on a hot Friday afternoon during Rockin' the Fields of Minnedosa. The three-day festival runs until Sunday.

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Friends Devin English, Yvonne Smith, Craig Henderson and Don Beaney hang out atop their school bus camper on a hot Friday afternoon during Rockin' the Fields of Minnedosa. The three-day festival runs until Sunday.

Cooling off

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Farming families from Neepawa cool off in the water at Minnedosa Lake while enjoying a month-long camping trip at the lake on a hot Friday afternoon.

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Farming families from Neepawa cool off in the water at Minnedosa Lake while enjoying a month-long camping trip at the lake on a hot Friday afternoon.

Welcome Rockers

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Longtime festival supporters Darla and Ken Gronsdahl of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, touch up the paint on their camper during Rockin' the Fields of Minnedosa on Friday afternoon. The three-day festival runs until Sunday.

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Longtime festival supporters Darla and Ken Gronsdahl of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, touch up the paint on their camper during Rockin' the Fields of Minnedosa on Friday afternoon. The three-day festival runs until Sunday.

Rockin' the Fields of Minnedosa

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Kenny Shields and Streetheart perform for a large crowd on the main stage during the opening night of Rockin' the Fields of Minnedosa on Friday.

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Kenny Shields and Streetheart perform for a large crowd on the main stage during the opening night of Rockin' the Fields of Minnedosa on Friday.

Mexican spectacle

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Dancers take the stage during a performance by Ballet El Mazatleco, Thursday evening at the Centennial Auditorium. The cultural dance troupe was founded in Mexico in 2002 and draws from the nation's high schools for its award-winning performances.

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Dancers take the stage during a performance by Ballet El Mazatleco, Thursday evening at the Centennial Auditorium. The cultural dance troupe was founded in Mexico in 2002 and draws from the nation's high schools for its award-winning performances.

Out of the shadows

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A rider in the Canadian National Appaloosa show is silhouetted at the end of a hallway leading to the show ring at the Westoba Agriculture Centre of Excellence on Tuesday afternoon. The Keystone Centre is hosting the national event thru to Sunday.

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A rider in the Canadian National Appaloosa show is silhouetted at the end of a hallway leading to the show ring at the Westoba Agriculture Centre of Excellence on Tuesday afternoon. The Keystone Centre is hosting the national event thru to Sunday.

Warm Welcome

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Elaine Pratt smiles as riders arrive in Sioux Valley First Nations during the Unity Ride, Wednesday evening. The event brings attention to prescription drug abuse and healthy lifestyles and heads north to Birdtail Sioux First Nations before wrapping up in Waywayseecappo on Friday.

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Elaine Pratt smiles as riders arrive in Sioux Valley First Nations during the Unity Ride, Wednesday evening. The event brings attention to prescription drug abuse and healthy lifestyles and heads north to Birdtail Sioux First Nations before wrapping up in Waywayseecappo on Friday.

Appaloosa line

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Competitors in the Canadian National Appaloosa Show make their way around the show ring in the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence at the Keystone Centre on Tuesday afternoon.

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Competitors in the Canadian National Appaloosa Show make their way around the show ring in the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence at the Keystone Centre on Tuesday afternoon.

Flight training

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A Canadian Forces Dash-8 aircraft soars low over Highway 10 near the Brandon airport Monday. The aircraft, with extra radar and related electronic modifications, circled and practised touch-and-go landings during an afternoon training exercise.

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A Canadian Forces Dash-8 aircraft soars low over Highway 10 near the Brandon airport Monday. The aircraft, with extra radar and related electronic modifications, circled and practised touch-and-go landings during an afternoon training exercise.

Vintage ride

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A group of friends gather to admire a 1928 Chevrolet being refuelled at a Victoria Avenue station on Monday evening.

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A group of friends gather to admire a 1928 Chevrolet being refuelled at a Victoria Avenue station on Monday evening.

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Oil giant, Hydro team up for power project

Manitoba’s largest oil producer is partnering with Manitoba Hydro to install turbines that will generate electricity from flare stacks in southwestern Manitoba.

Tundra Oil and Gas will install 22 micro-turbines at five sites near Cromer, Waskada and Pierson. Fuelled by solution gas, a byproduct of oil extraction and processing, each site will generate between 800 to 1,000 kilowatts of capacity.

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