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Lending as assist for MS research

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Kids get their photo taken with Brandon Wheat Kings Colton Waltz and Macoy Erkamps, as well as Wheaties mascot Willie, at the North Hill A&W during the restaurant chain’s Cruisin’ to end MS day on Thursday. The annual campaign raises funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

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Kids get their photo taken with Brandon Wheat Kings Colton Waltz and Macoy Erkamps, as well as Wheaties mascot Willie, at the North Hill A&W during the restaurant chain’s Cruisin’ to end MS day on Thursday. The annual campaign raises funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

Sorry . . . the drive-thru is closed

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A tow truck driver sweeps up glass as a car rests inside the dining room of Ken’s Restaurant & Chinese Food on the 700 block of 18th Street after the driver lost control and drove through the front window of the restaurant and into the side wall on Wednesday. No one was injured in the collision, but the restaurant was heavily damaged.

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A tow truck driver sweeps up glass as a car rests inside the dining room of Ken’s Restaurant & Chinese Food on the 700 block of 18th Street after the driver lost control and drove through the front window of the restaurant and into the side wall on Wednesday. No one was injured in the collision, but the restaurant was heavily damaged.

Rough ride

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Barbara Bohune pedals with her dog Gina in a basket in front of her while out for a bike ride with her husband Larry on Tuesday afternoon.

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Barbara Bohune pedals with her dog Gina in a basket in front of her while out for a bike ride with her husband Larry on Tuesday afternoon.

They shot a movie once . . .

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A movie crew shoots scenes in a downtown Brandon alley on Tuesday afternoon. They’re filming for “A Dog’s Purpose,” a movie starring actor Dennis Quaid. Shooting also continues at a closed set on a farm north of Minnedosa, where Quaid is expected to work next week. Filming is also to take place in Virden.

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A movie crew shoots scenes in a downtown Brandon alley on Tuesday afternoon. They’re filming for “A Dog’s Purpose,” a movie starring actor Dennis Quaid. Shooting also continues at a closed set on a farm north of Minnedosa, where Quaid is expected to work next week. Filming is also to take place in Virden.

Gearing up for the gridiron

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Players run through a workout during the first day of the Vincent Massey Vikings’ high school football training camp on Monday afternoon. All Winnipeg High School Football League football teams opened camp on Monday. The league begins exhibition games next week.

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Players run through a workout during the first day of the Vincent Massey Vikings’ high school football training camp on Monday afternoon. All Winnipeg High School Football League football teams opened camp on Monday. The league begins exhibition games next week.

Making the cut

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A farmer swaths a field, creating a pattern of lines on the field north of Wawanesa on Monday afternoon. But in other parts of the province, crops have been damaged from storms last weekend. Keystone Agricultural Producers president Dan Mazier says the Selkirk, Gladstone and Interlake areas were hit hardest by rain and hail, and that crops will be affected. Manitoba Public Insurance says so far, more than 300 hail claims have been filed.

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A farmer swaths a field, creating a pattern of lines on the field north of Wawanesa on Monday afternoon. But in other parts of the province, crops have been damaged from storms last weekend. Keystone Agricultural Producers president Dan Mazier says the Selkirk, Gladstone and Interlake areas were hit hardest by rain and hail, and that crops will be affected. Manitoba Public Insurance says so far, more than 300 hail claims have been filed.

Buzzing with activity

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Beekeepers with Treesbank Apiaries collect hives from a field northwest of Wawanesa on Monday afternoon.

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Beekeepers with Treesbank Apiaries collect hives from a field northwest of Wawanesa on Monday afternoon.

House fire

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Police responded to a fire at 3401 Rosser Avenue late Sunday evening. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported. Foul play is not suspected.

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Police responded to a fire at 3401 Rosser Avenue late Sunday evening. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported. Foul play is not suspected.

Rapid City Rodeo

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Otlie McCallum hops from one of her family's horses to another during the Ranch Rodeo and Calcutta event, Sunday afternoon at Rapid City fairgrounds. The weekend rains parted for the equestrian show to go on.

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Otlie McCallum hops from one of her family's horses to another during the Ranch Rodeo and Calcutta event, Sunday afternoon at Rapid City fairgrounds. The weekend rains parted for the equestrian show to go on.

Taking cover

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Elaine Linton and Harry Knight take cover under a beach umbrella from a pelting rainstorm, Saturday afternoon in Wasagaming. The storm system didn't stop events in the resort village but did delay the final of the annual Tamarack golf tournament.
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Elaine Linton and Harry Knight take cover under a beach umbrella from a pelting rainstorm, Saturday afternoon in Wasagaming. The storm system didn't stop events in the resort village but did delay the final of the annual Tamarack golf tournament. (Colin Corneau/Brandon Sun)

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Blood samples tossed in deadly crash trial

A judge says he tossed out blood sample evidence at the trial of a man accused of drunk driving and killing a passenger because an impatient police officer violated the accused’s right to a lawyer.

An RCMP officer who left messages with lawyers didn’t wait long enough for callbacks. As a result, the accused wasn’t given a reasonable chance to contact ...

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  • Dakota riders depart from the former residential school site west of Elkhorn after a ceremony to honour victims of the residential school system on Wednesday. The riders trekked from Elkhorn to Sioux Valley Wednesday. They will ride to the former Brandon Residential School site on Grand Valley Road today.

    Mending the circle

    ELKHORN — On a grass plot dotted with white crosses, just west of the village, a group gathers in a circle.

  • A tow truck driver sweeps up glass as a car rests inside the dining room of Ken’s Restaurant & Chinese Food on the 700 block of 18th Street after the driver lost control and drove through the front window of the restaurant and into the side wall on Wednesday. No one was injured in the collision, but the restaurant was heavily damaged.

    Update: Woman, 65, arrested after vehicle slams into restaurant

    A 65-year-old woman who's blood-alcohol level was allegedly twice the legal limit was arrested Wednesday after her car drove through the front window of Ken’s Restaurant & Chinese Food

  • An artist's conception of the Ashley Neufeld Softball Complex.

    Ashley Neufeld complex receives Jays 'Field of Dreams' grant

    The Ashley Neufeld Softball Complex has been awarded the “Field of Dreams” grant from the Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays.

  • Elena Benic, a sustainable food systems student at Assiniboine Community College's north hill campus, cuts hybrid variety tomato plants to measure their height as Researcher/Instructor Sajjad Rao looks on in one of the ACC greenhouses on Wednesday.

    ACC to build 'weed identification garden' at North Hill campus

    Typically people are trying to remove weeds, but a $57,000 donation to Assiniboine Community College will go towards building a weed identification garden at the college’s North Hill Campus.

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