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River retrieval

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Brandon Police Service officers were called out on Thursday to investigate at the Assiniboine River, at 65th Street East by Maple Leaf Foods, following reports of a vehicle in the river. A diver was sent in to attach a tow cable to the submerged truck, that was suspected to have been stolen.

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Brandon Police Service officers were called out on Thursday to investigate at the Assiniboine River, at 65th Street East by Maple Leaf Foods, following reports of a vehicle in the river. A diver was sent in to attach a tow cable to the submerged truck, that was suspected to have been stolen.

A bowl full of opportunity

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Cassie Price loads glazed ceramic bowls from Angie Nor Addin and Jill Gervais into the firing kilns at Brandon University’s ceramics studio on Thursday. More than 100 handmade and wheel thrown bowls created by BU students will be on sale on Wednesday, Nov. 26, in the Knowles-Douglas Mingling Area for the cost of $10. Proceeds from the bowl sale will go directly to the student artist.

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Cassie Price loads glazed ceramic bowls from Angie Nor Addin and Jill Gervais into the firing kilns at Brandon University’s ceramics studio on Thursday. More than 100 handmade and wheel thrown bowls created by BU students will be on sale on Wednesday, Nov. 26, in the Knowles-Douglas Mingling Area for the cost of $10. Proceeds from the bowl sale will go directly to the student artist.

They’re creepy and they’re kooky! It’s The Addams Family

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Performers dance across the stage during Vincent Massey High School's dress rehearsal of The Addams Family; A New Musical Comedy at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Wednesday. The musical opens this evening with nightly showings until Saturday.

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Performers dance across the stage during Vincent Massey High School's dress rehearsal of The Addams Family; A New Musical Comedy at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Wednesday. The musical opens this evening with nightly showings until Saturday.

Switching it up

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Sparks fly and smoke lingers as employees with Platinum Track Services work to replace a switch on the CN rail line at Sixth Street in Brandon on a sunny and cold Wednesday morning.

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Sparks fly and smoke lingers as employees with Platinum Track Services work to replace a switch on the CN rail line at Sixth Street in Brandon on a sunny and cold Wednesday morning.

Helping Hands

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Volunteer kitchen runner Kelsy Nelson works with cook Sharon Craig to keep the food hot and fresh at the Helping Hands Soup Kitchen on Tuesday.

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Volunteer kitchen runner Kelsy Nelson works with cook Sharon Craig to keep the food hot and fresh at the Helping Hands Soup Kitchen on Tuesday.

Puppy love

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Dusky, a three-year-old golden retriever/black Lab cross, gave birth to a litter of 13 puppies on Sunday. Owned by Steven Wurst, the first-time mother has been caring for the wee little pups with help from his niece until they are old enough to be weaned.

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Dusky, a three-year-old golden retriever/black Lab cross, gave birth to a litter of 13 puppies on Sunday. Owned by Steven Wurst, the first-time mother has been caring for the wee little pups with help from his niece until they are old enough to be weaned.

High-five for Operation Red Nose

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Brandon police Chief Ian Grant high-fives Operation Red Nose mascot Rudy during the campaign kickoff on Monday at the Manitoba CAA office, which will serve as the operation’s headquarters this holiday season. Grant spoke to the importance of using the Operation Red Nose driving service over the holidays.

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Brandon police Chief Ian Grant high-fives Operation Red Nose mascot Rudy during the campaign kickoff on Monday at the Manitoba CAA office, which will serve as the operation’s headquarters this holiday season. Grant spoke to the importance of using the Operation Red Nose driving service over the holidays.

In pole position

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New recruits with Manitoba Hydro work to string lines on the practice poles west of the Brandon Generating Station on Monday afternoon.

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New recruits with Manitoba Hydro work to string lines on the practice poles west of the Brandon Generating Station on Monday afternoon.

Welcome to the MNP Hall

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The first event in the new MNP Hall at the Keystone Centre got underway Monday with the kickoff to the Manitoba Farm Women’s Conference. MNP regional managing partner Dan Trotter, right, and Keystone Centre general manager Neil Thomson, posed for a photo outside the recently renamed room. MNP has entered a seven-year deal with the Keystone for naming rights of the former Convention Hall, now known as the MNP Hall.

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The first event in the new MNP Hall at the Keystone Centre got underway Monday with the kickoff to the Manitoba Farm Women’s Conference. MNP regional managing partner Dan Trotter, right, and Keystone Centre general manager Neil Thomson, posed for a photo outside the recently renamed room. MNP has entered a seven-year deal with the Keystone for naming rights of the former Convention Hall, now known as the MNP Hall.

A friendly sniff

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Esta Sun gets checked out by a curious Irish wolf hound during the Wheat City Kennel Club dog show at the Keystone Centre on Saturday.

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Esta Sun gets checked out by a curious Irish wolf hound during the Wheat City Kennel Club dog show at the Keystone Centre on Saturday.

Top Story

Worker killed in forklift accident in RM of Springfield

A 34-year-old Oakbank man died in an industrial accident this morning in the RM of Springfield just outside of Winnipeg.

RCMP say the man was working inside a commercial building on Oxford Street West, just off Springfield Road, when a forklift fell on him.

Emergency crews were called to Red River Galvanizing just after 7 a.m.

He was rushed to hospital but did ...

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    With a bloodshot eye, a bandaged finger and sipping tea from a teaspoon, Rinelle Harper met one of the construction workers who found her battered and seemingly lifeless body on the banks of the Assiniboine River earlier this month.

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