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Cool brass performance

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Members of the Wind Chill Brass group play an outdoor concert at Poor Michael’s Bookshop in Onanole over the long weekend. The Winnipeg quintet, formed from a group of University of Manitoba students, came together in the fall of 2013 and are currently on a farewell tour as the group ends its run.

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Members of the Wind Chill Brass group play an outdoor concert at Poor Michael’s Bookshop in Onanole over the long weekend. The Winnipeg quintet, formed from a group of University of Manitoba students, came together in the fall of 2013 and are currently on a farewell tour as the group ends its run.

Jamboree strikes a chord

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Musicians take to the stage at the 10th annual Birdtail Valley Pasture Pickin’ Jamboree in Birtle on Saturday. The celebration of oldtime, country and bluegrass music ran through the long weekend.

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Musicians take to the stage at the 10th annual Birdtail Valley Pasture Pickin’ Jamboree in Birtle on Saturday. The celebration of oldtime, country and bluegrass music ran through the long weekend.

Faith and celebration

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Parishioners join together in song and dance to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the Medhane Alem Ethiopian Orthodox church, Sunday morning in Brandon. The local Ethiopian community purchased the vacant church and have rebuilt it as a gathering place for the faithful.

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Parishioners join together in song and dance to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the Medhane Alem Ethiopian Orthodox church, Sunday morning in Brandon. The local Ethiopian community purchased the vacant church and have rebuilt it as a gathering place for the faithful.

Waving the flag

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Bob Brown waves his team's flag during the opening of the first game of the Memorial Cup, Saturday evening. Fans of the Wheat Kings watched the action on big screens set up in the Keystone Centre's Manitoba Room with viewings also slated for Monday and Wednesday evenings.

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Bob Brown waves his team's flag during the opening of the first game of the Memorial Cup, Saturday evening. Fans of the Wheat Kings watched the action on big screens set up in the Keystone Centre's Manitoba Room with viewings also slated for Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Sunny start to long weekend

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Crowds line the beach amid the wooden piers not yet floated out to the marina, Saturday afternoon. The first day of the Victoria Day long weekend saw large crowds journey to Riding Mountain National Park to shake off the last vestiges of winter.

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Crowds line the beach amid the wooden piers not yet floated out to the marina, Saturday afternoon. The first day of the Victoria Day long weekend saw large crowds journey to Riding Mountain National Park to shake off the last vestiges of winter.

Sioux Valley School Powwow

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A dancer helps close the annual Sioux Valley School powwow under a hot sun, Friday afternoon. The event is a yearly tradition that heralds the end of the school year and beginning of summer.

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A dancer helps close the annual Sioux Valley School powwow under a hot sun, Friday afternoon. The event is a yearly tradition that heralds the end of the school year and beginning of summer.

Makeup day

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Sawyer Walter Duncalfe, 10, spends her in service day enjoying the hot weather and trying out make-up on the front lawn of her home in Brandon on Friday.

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Sawyer Walter Duncalfe, 10, spends her in service day enjoying the hot weather and trying out make-up on the front lawn of her home in Brandon on Friday.

Hair rising collision

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Jordan Bedford of the Crocus Plainsmen and Diksha Boodhoo of the Neelin Spartans collide during Brandon High School Soccer League girls’ action at Neelin on Thursday. Danna Romero recorded a hat trick, while Syd McLean and Paula Aguirre added singles for the Plainsmen (2-2) in their 5-1 win. Madison Hayden replied for the Spartans (0-4), who will visit Crocus in the league semifinal on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.

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Jordan Bedford of the Crocus Plainsmen and Diksha Boodhoo of the Neelin Spartans collide during Brandon High School Soccer League girls’ action at Neelin on Thursday. Danna Romero recorded a hat trick, while Syd McLean and Paula Aguirre added singles for the Plainsmen (2-2) in their 5-1 win. Madison Hayden replied for the Spartans (0-4), who will visit Crocus in the league semifinal on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.

Back Cruisin'

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Car enthusiasts polish up their classic cars along Rosser Avenue during the first Cruisin’ the Dub of the year on Thursday. Hosted by the Brandon and Area Car Enthusiasts, the monthly cruise nights will take place on the first Thursday of the month throughout the summer.

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Car enthusiasts polish up their classic cars along Rosser Avenue during the first Cruisin’ the Dub of the year on Thursday. Hosted by the Brandon and Area Car Enthusiasts, the monthly cruise nights will take place on the first Thursday of the month throughout the summer.

Crash course in dangers of destructive decisions

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Vincent Massey High School students watch a mock car crash demonstration put on by MADD’s Brandon and Area chapter with help from a variety of organizations, including the Brandon Police Service and Brandon Fire and Emergency Services, at the school on Thursday. The event was organized to raise awareness and help prevent incidences of impaired and distracted driving among youth.

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Vincent Massey High School students watch a mock car crash demonstration put on by MADD’s Brandon and Area chapter with help from a variety of organizations, including the Brandon Police Service and Brandon Fire and Emergency Services, at the school on Thursday. The event was organized to raise awareness and help prevent incidences of impaired and distracted driving among youth.

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Drug dealer got paid with band welfare cash

After denying he was a drg dealer, a Birdtail Sioux First Nation man admits he sold cocaine to a band administrator who paid for it with welfare money.

Ernest Bunn previously maintained that at least some of the $76,131 he received from the band welfare administrator was payback for personal loans, not payment for cocaine he’d given her.

However, under oath at ...

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