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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.

Summer slider

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Seven-year-old Ryker Fehr of Prince George, B.C., plays in the wading fountain at Turtle Crossing on a hot Monday afternoon during a family vacation to Brandon to visit relatives.

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Seven-year-old Ryker Fehr of Prince George, B.C., plays in the wading fountain at Turtle Crossing on a hot Monday afternoon during a family vacation to Brandon to visit relatives.

Rolling River Powwow

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Sashawnee Kay of Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan dances in the teen girls fancy dance category during the Rolling River First Nation powwow on Sunday afternoon.

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Sashawnee Kay of Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan dances in the teen girls fancy dance category during the Rolling River First Nation powwow on Sunday afternoon.

Airport exercise

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A firefighter fires a flare to light up diesel fuel used in a training exercise at Brandon Municipal Airport on Monday. Firefighters from the Winnipeg Fire Department were in the city on an annual training exercise, which uses 2,000 litres of fuel to simulate an airplane crash.

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A firefighter fires a flare to light up diesel fuel used in a training exercise at Brandon Municipal Airport on Monday. Firefighters from the Winnipeg Fire Department were in the city on an annual training exercise, which uses 2,000 litres of fuel to simulate an airplane crash.

Sioux Valley Powwow

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Selena Hanska of Birdtail Sioux First Nation does her hair as friend Kaylee Huntinghawk of Rolling River First Nation holds a mirror at the 2016 Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Pow wow on Saturday evening.

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Selena Hanska of Birdtail Sioux First Nation does her hair as friend Kaylee Huntinghawk of Rolling River First Nation holds a mirror at the 2016 Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Pow wow on Saturday evening.

'S' marks the spot

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Highway 10 winds through the Souris River Valley creating a large “S” on the landscape as traffic moves along on Friday afternoon.

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Highway 10 winds through the Souris River Valley creating a large “S” on the landscape as traffic moves along on Friday afternoon.

Top Story

Too early to know impact on farmers

It’s too soon to know what’s in the cards for area producers following news of layoffs at the Port of Churchill earlier this week, local officials say.

Keystone Agricultural Producers president Dan Mazier said in a statement on Tuesday that an “exceptionally large crop” is expected this year, and that the situation was a case for government intervention in the effective ...

Top Breaking News

  • MPI reminds drivers of road safety ahead of long weekend

    Manitobans driving this upcoming long weekend are being reminded not to become a statistic as road fatalities have increased by 22 per cent this year alone.

  • Gwich'in runner Brad Firth, better known by the moniker Caribou Legs, is photographed along the Trans-Canada Highway near Brandon on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Firth is running across Canada in traditional regalia that includes warpaint, feathers, a chest plate and hand drum to bring attention to the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and to promote a culture of consent amongst youth.

    'I tell them I'm running as a warrior'

    A man who has made headlines across Canada for his unique garb and determined work ethic strode through the Wheat City yesterday.

  • An artist's rendering of the new Brandon Municipal Airport Terminal. Construction is slated for completion in early 2017.

    Airport upgrades now set to cost $10.4M

    An additional $1.6 million has been tacked on to the expected cost of the Brandon Municipal Airport upgrade and expansion, bringing the grand total up to $10.4 million.

  • Brock Turner of the Brandon Water Ski Club

    Water ski club on the rebound

    The Brandon Water Ski Club is continuing to rebuild after a pair of major floods on the Assiniboine River cut into membership.

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