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Rickshaw rider

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Chen Guan Ming, a farmer from southern China, packs up his rickshaw during a stop in Brandon on Tuesday. The 58-year-old started his journey in 2008 when he cycled 800 kilometres to the Olympic host city of Beijing. He then cycled across Asia and Europe to the 2012 London Games and is now heading across North and South America as he makes his way to Rio de Janeiro, host city of the 2016 Games.

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Chen Guan Ming, a farmer from southern China, packs up his rickshaw during a stop in Brandon on Tuesday. The 58-year-old started his journey in 2008 when he cycled 800 kilometres to the Olympic host city of Beijing. He then cycled across Asia and Europe to the 2012 London Games and is now heading across North and South America as he makes his way to Rio de Janeiro, host city of the 2016 Games.

Outrunning Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetic Sebastien Sasseville arrives in Brandon on Tuesday as part of his 7,500-kilometre solo run across Canada to raise awareness about the disease. The endurance athlete and six-time Ironman began his run in St. John’s, N.L., on Feb. 2, and hopes to arrive in Vancouver on Nov. 14 for World Diabetes Day. For more, see outrundiabetes.ca.

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Type 1 diabetic Sebastien Sasseville arrives in Brandon on Tuesday as part of his 7,500-kilometre solo run across Canada to raise awareness about the disease. The endurance athlete and six-time Ironman began his run in St. John’s, N.L., on Feb. 2, and hopes to arrive in Vancouver on Nov. 14 for World Diabetes Day. For more, see outrundiabetes.ca.

Get in the hole

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Barb Coulter of Brandon makes a shot competing in the women’s division at the annual Tamarack golf tournament at the Clear Lake Golf Course on Monday morning.

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Barb Coulter of Brandon makes a shot competing in the women’s division at the annual Tamarack golf tournament at the Clear Lake Golf Course on Monday morning.

Time for me to fly

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A seagull takes off from the dock at the Clear Lake Golf Course on Monday morning.

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A seagull takes off from the dock at the Clear Lake Golf Course on Monday morning.

Digging deep

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Work crews dig a hole in the sidewalk at Sixth Street and Rosser Avenue on Monday afternoon. Construction season is well underway in Brandon and Westman.

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Work crews dig a hole in the sidewalk at Sixth Street and Rosser Avenue on Monday afternoon. Construction season is well underway in Brandon and Westman.

Fresh coat

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Cory Patterson puts a fresh coat of paint onto the flagpoles at the local Superstore centre, Thursday afternoon. The provincial and national flags are also being replaced with the upkeep.

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Cory Patterson puts a fresh coat of paint onto the flagpoles at the local Superstore centre, Thursday afternoon. The provincial and national flags are also being replaced with the upkeep.

Dubs at the lake

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More than 50 vehicles from as far away as Dryden, Ont. to Redvers, Sask. Fargo, ND were shown off during the inaugural Dubs at the Lake Volkswagen meet up in Killarney this weekend.

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More than 50 vehicles from as far away as Dryden, Ont. to Redvers, Sask. Fargo, ND were shown off during the inaugural Dubs at the Lake Volkswagen meet up in Killarney this weekend.

Playground taking shape

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Kevin Doerksen walks amid the support structures of a new playground under construction at Green Acres School on Thursday. The school’s parent council raised funds for the construction, with some parents toiling in the hot sun to set it up.

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Kevin Doerksen walks amid the support structures of a new playground under construction at Green Acres School on Thursday. The school’s parent council raised funds for the construction, with some parents toiling in the hot sun to set it up.

Hitting the right notes

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Members of the Hobknobbers band entertain the audience in Stanley Park on Wednesday afternoon. The outing was organized by Prairie Mountain Health as part of an ongoing series of community activities.

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Members of the Hobknobbers band entertain the audience in Stanley Park on Wednesday afternoon. The outing was organized by Prairie Mountain Health as part of an ongoing series of community activities.

Carrying the baton for fallen soldiers

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Pte. Mark Brushett (right) with the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry holds a memorial baton on Aug. 10 at Edmonton Garrison, where thousands of visitors witnessed the official launch of the Memorial Baton Relay team. Brushett and 50 other soldiers are running with a baton containing the names of 1,866 PPCLI members who have fallen in active service to Canada. The MBR team is retracing the symbolic route taken by the Originals as they marshalled for service in 1914 on the eve of the First World War. They arrive in Brandon on Aug. 25 to participate in an event at Brandon Veterans Memorial, and the mayor will read a proclamation declaring the week of Aug. 24-30 to be PPCLI Memorial Week.

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Pte. Mark Brushett (right) with the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry holds a memorial baton on Aug. 10 at Edmonton Garrison, where thousands of visitors witnessed the official launch of the Memorial Baton Relay team. Brushett and 50 other soldiers are running with a baton containing the names of 1,866 PPCLI members who have fallen in active service to Canada. The MBR team is retracing the symbolic route taken by the Originals as they marshalled for service in 1914 on the eve of the First World War. They arrive in Brandon on Aug. 25 to participate in an event at Brandon Veterans Memorial, and the mayor will read a proclamation declaring the week of Aug. 24-30 to be PPCLI Memorial Week.

Top Story

Airport upgrades set for takeoff

Nearly one year after Brandon landed daily air service, the city has been given clearance for a multimillion-dollar terminal expansion project.

The much-anticipated announcement came yesterday at McGill Field, when Brandon-Souris MP Larry Maguire confirmed the federal government will pick up one-third of the $8.8-million project.

“I can’t stress enough how this important project will contribute to the economic growth and productivity ...

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    There's a chance of showers this morning and again this evening, but in between will be some heat.

  • Premier Greg Selinger speaks during his job opportunities and trades tour stop at Assiniboine Community College’s Victoria Avenue East campus on Tuesday night. Advanced Learning and Education Minister James Allum and Jobs and the Economy Minister Theresa Oswald (right) also took questions from the nearly 100 people in attendance.

    Selinger touts trades during ACC stop

    Nearly 100 people packed a room at Assiniboine Community College’s Victoria Avenue East campus last night for Premier Greg Selinger’s skills training and jobs opportunities tour.

  • Family members of Tina Fontaine console each other at a vigil at the Alexander Docks Tuesday evening.

    Families struck by tragedies consoled at massive vigil

    "I love you my girl.”

  • Mike Bruneau, the hotel owner who exposed corruption involving 2011 flood payments, wants Ottawa to release a KPMG audit.

    Shaming feds for flood audit

    The Manitoba innkeeper who blew the whistle on alleged mismanagement of millions of taxpayer dollars intended for flood evacuees -- and who is still seeking payment for housing and feeding some of them -- is taking to the airwaves to settle his dispute with Ottawa.

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