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Taking centre stage

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Julian Watson walks on the main stage at the Keystone Centre forest site of the Brandon Folk Music and Art festival during setup on Tuesday afternoon. The annual festival celebrates its 30th anniversary when it begins on Friday.

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Julian Watson walks on the main stage at the Keystone Centre forest site of the Brandon Folk Music and Art festival during setup on Tuesday afternoon. The annual festival celebrates its 30th anniversary when it begins on Friday.

Should I spray or should I go?

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Travis Wedderburn prepares to run through a cool spray of water at the Sportsplex paddling pool on Tuesday.

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Travis Wedderburn prepares to run through a cool spray of water at the Sportsplex paddling pool on Tuesday.

Disc Drive

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Ashley Kerik springs to make a catch during weekly league play in the Westman Ultimate Disc League, Tuesday evening at Kirkcaldy School field.

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Ashley Kerik springs to make a catch during weekly league play in the Westman Ultimate Disc League, Tuesday evening at Kirkcaldy School field.

U pick . . . I eat

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Amaya Waldner enjoys a few strawberries while visiting Grand Valley U-pick farm with her mother Marlene and brother Hunter on Monday afternoon. Flooding from the nearby Assiniboine River forced the farm to locate on higher ground nearby.

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Amaya Waldner enjoys a few strawberries while visiting Grand Valley U-pick farm with her mother Marlene and brother Hunter on Monday afternoon. Flooding from the nearby Assiniboine River forced the farm to locate on higher ground nearby.

Biker in training

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Bella Roulette wheels her way along Sixth Street while out cycling with her father Les on Monday afternoon.

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Bella Roulette wheels her way along Sixth Street while out cycling with her father Les on Monday afternoon.

Getting a grip

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Jen Jones makes her way along Louise Avenue in the downtown core during a daily walk with her three pooches on Monday afternoon.

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Jen Jones makes her way along Louise Avenue in the downtown core during a daily walk with her three pooches on Monday afternoon.

Car fire doused

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Brandon Fire and Emergency Services were called to the scene of a car fire at the intersection of Highway 10 and the Trans-Canada Highway on Monday morning. The female motorist was able to get clear of the vehicle which lost power as it approached the intersection. The eastbound vehicle came to rest on the westbound lanes catching fire. No charges will be laid.

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Brandon Fire and Emergency Services were called to the scene of a car fire at the intersection of Highway 10 and the Trans-Canada Highway on Monday morning. The female motorist was able to get clear of the vehicle which lost power as it approached the intersection. The eastbound vehicle came to rest on the westbound lanes catching fire. No charges will be laid.

Game face on

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Abby Stowe, a.k.a. “Stowe ‘N’ Go,” waits on the bench for the start of her jam during a junior roller derby contest between the Whitewood (Sask.) Bubblegum Girls and the local Frostbite team — playing its first Wheat City Roller Derby League game — at the Optimist Arena in the Keystone Centre on Saturday night.

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Abby Stowe, a.k.a. “Stowe ‘N’ Go,” waits on the bench for the start of her jam during a junior roller derby contest between the Whitewood (Sask.) Bubblegum Girls and the local Frostbite team — playing its first Wheat City Roller Derby League game — at the Optimist Arena in the Keystone Centre on Saturday night.

Family fun at Beach Fest

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Backed up by her husband Terrill Outwaite, Stephanie Outwaite returns the ball over the net during Saturday’s volleyball tournament at Killarney's 23rd annual Beach Fest.

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Backed up by her husband Terrill Outwaite, Stephanie Outwaite returns the ball over the net during Saturday’s volleyball tournament at Killarney's 23rd annual Beach Fest.

A sea of yellow

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A field of canola in full bloom surrounds a pair of trees on a section of land near Dunrea on Saturday.

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A field of canola in full bloom surrounds a pair of trees on a section of land near Dunrea on Saturday.

Top Story

Forecast calls for fog: City races to spray malathion ahead of rain

With three days of showers in the immediate forecast, the city of Brandon will double its anti-mosquito efforts tonight.

The city announced early this after that the entire city — both north and south of Victoria Avenue — would be fogged with the pesticide malathion starting at 10 p.m. tonight.

Normally, only half the city is done at one time. Tonight, though, ...

Top Breaking News

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    Crime dips in Brandon, but overall more violent

    By nearly all meaasures there were fewer crimes in Brandon last year, fewer criminals and fewer charges laid, but Statistics Canada says that violent crimes were more severe.

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    Cops search for runaway girl

    Brandon police are on the lookout for a runaway who hasn't been seen for nearly two weeks.

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    Discovery Centre re-opens

    The Brandon Riverbank Discovery Centre has re-opened, now that floodwaters have receded enough.

  • Dawson Pentecost

    Boy’s cremation pendant stolen

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