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Winter fun

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Sarah Graham and her five-year-old girls Tegan and Sabrina, visit with the horses after a sleigh ride during Carberry Winterfestival 17' in Carberry on Saturday. The two-day festival included an Ice King and Queen Competition, sleigh rides, a supper, entertainment, games and other events.

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Sarah Graham and her five-year-old girls Tegan and Sabrina, visit with the horses after a sleigh ride during Carberry Winterfestival 17' in Carberry on Saturday. The two-day festival included an Ice King and Queen Competition, sleigh rides, a supper, entertainment, games and other events.

Homecoming for MacDonald

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Manitoba singer/songwriter Katie MacDonald, originally from Brandon, performs with her band at The Music Studio in downtown Brandon on Saturday night. The sold-out show was in celebration of MacDonald’s debut album, “All Things New,” which the band showcased on Saturday alongside other originals and a few well-received cover tunes.

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Manitoba singer/songwriter Katie MacDonald, originally from Brandon, performs with her band at The Music Studio in downtown Brandon on Saturday night. The sold-out show was in celebration of MacDonald’s debut album, “All Things New,” which the band showcased on Saturday alongside other originals and a few well-received cover tunes.

Enjoying the ride at Ag Days

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Three-year-old Jase Thiessen plays on a toy tractor underneath large farm machinery during Manitoba Ag Days at the Keystone Centre on Thursday. The closing day of the popular show featured expert presentations on both short and long-term weather forecasts and their potential impact on the agriculture industry.

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Three-year-old Jase Thiessen plays on a toy tractor underneath large farm machinery during Manitoba Ag Days at the Keystone Centre on Thursday. The closing day of the popular show featured expert presentations on both short and long-term weather forecasts and their potential impact on the agriculture industry.

Charges pending after crash

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The driver of an eastbound truck, pictured at left, ran a red light and struck an SUV travelling northbound at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Ninth Street Shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, according to Brandon Police Service Const. Ron Brossart. Charges are pending against the truck driver.

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The driver of an eastbound truck, pictured at left, ran a red light and struck an SUV travelling northbound at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Ninth Street Shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, according to Brandon Police Service Const. Ron Brossart. Charges are pending against the truck driver.

Brandon Sun celebrates milestone

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Today we celebrate our 135th anniversary of serving the Westman community. Pictured above are Brandon Sun carriers, circa 1946.

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Today we celebrate our 135th anniversary of serving the Westman community. Pictured above are Brandon Sun carriers, circa 1946.

Trying it out for size

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Jace Kurmann-Loewen plays on a 1948 tractor in the shadow of modern versions at the Manitoba Ag Days exposition at the Keystone Centre on Tuesday afternoon.

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Jace Kurmann-Loewen plays on a 1948 tractor in the shadow of modern versions at the Manitoba Ag Days exposition at the Keystone Centre on Tuesday afternoon.

Pallister peck

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Premier Brian Pallister leans over to kiss Agassiz MLA Eileen Clarke during a gathering to honour retired Agassiz MLA Stuart Briese (right), Monday afternoon in Neepawa.

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Premier Brian Pallister leans over to kiss Agassiz MLA Eileen Clarke during a gathering to honour retired Agassiz MLA Stuart Briese (right), Monday afternoon in Neepawa.

Long shadows

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Pedestrians along Ninth Street cast a long shadow in the winter sun on Monday afternoon. The prolonged cold snap lifted this week, making being outdoors a much less arduous experience.

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Pedestrians along Ninth Street cast a long shadow in the winter sun on Monday afternoon. The prolonged cold snap lifted this week, making being outdoors a much less arduous experience.

Historic light

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Trevor Slimmon takes a picture of the historic fire hall on Princess Avenue, Monday afternoon. Slimmon is visiting his old home town from Toronto and says he marvels at the heritage buildings he remembers from his youth, which he photographs to serve as a memento.

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Trevor Slimmon takes a picture of the historic fire hall on Princess Avenue, Monday afternoon. Slimmon is visiting his old home town from Toronto and says he marvels at the heritage buildings he remembers from his youth, which he photographs to serve as a memento.

Demolition mission

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An excavator works to tear down a building on Louise Avenue just west of 10th Street on Sunday afternoon.

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An excavator works to tear down a building on Louise Avenue just west of 10th Street on Sunday afternoon.

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Bomber training next two weeks at CFB Shilo

Military bomber training at CFB Shilo over the next two weeks will result in loud noises in the vicinity of the base.

The training exercise, running from now until Feb. 3, will include large aircraft bombing and occur during daylight hours every day.

The 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, stationed in Shilo, will be conducting regular training of its soldiers, with ...

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  • Sarah Graham and her five-year-old girls Sabrina and Tegan, visit with the horses after a sleigh ride during the Carberry Winterfestival on Saturday. The two-day festival included an Ice King and Queen Competition, sleigh rides, a supper, entertainment, games and other events.

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