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Getting some serious air

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Grade 7 student Emma-Marie Wiebe leaps through the air while competing in the long jump event during Kirkcaldy Heights School’s track and field day for Grade 6 to 8 students on Thursday.

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Grade 7 student Emma-Marie Wiebe leaps through the air while competing in the long jump event during Kirkcaldy Heights School’s track and field day for Grade 6 to 8 students on Thursday.

Clearing the way after heavy winds

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A worker with the City of Brandon cuts a broken limb that fell and blocked traffic in the 700 block of 23rd Street during heavy winds on Wednesday.

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A worker with the City of Brandon cuts a broken limb that fell and blocked traffic in the 700 block of 23rd Street during heavy winds on Wednesday.

Stepping up for Global Market

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Grant Farand with the Building Re-Fit Store cleans the awnings at the Global Market Brandon at 12th Street and Rosser Avenue on Thursday.

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Grant Farand with the Building Re-Fit Store cleans the awnings at the Global Market Brandon at 12th Street and Rosser Avenue on Thursday.

Downtown weed duty

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City of Brandon seasonal employees are busy at work on weed duty on Rosser Avenue on Thursday.

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City of Brandon seasonal employees are busy at work on weed duty on Rosser Avenue on Thursday.

Sliding into second

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Josie Grift #3 of the Vincent Massey Vikings slides into second base before Jordyn Pickup #20 of the Major Pratt Trojans can tag her in the Interzone high school girls' fastpitch final at VMHS on Tuesday afternoon. The Trojans won by a score of 10-9 and will move on to the provincials.

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Josie Grift #3 of the Vincent Massey Vikings slides into second base before Jordyn Pickup #20 of the Major Pratt Trojans can tag her in the Interzone high school girls' fastpitch final at VMHS on Tuesday afternoon. The Trojans won by a score of 10-9 and will move on to the provincials.

Two-vehicle collision

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Brandon Fire and Emergency Services members respond to the scene of a two-vehicle collision involving a semi-trailer and a car on Richmond Avenue East near 14th Street East in Brandon on Wednesday. The driver of the car was extricated from the vehicle using the jaws of life and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Brandon Fire and Emergency Services members respond to the scene of a two-vehicle collision involving a semi-trailer and a car on Richmond Avenue East near 14th Street East in Brandon on Wednesday. The driver of the car was extricated from the vehicle using the jaws of life and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Lights going out on Eighth Street bridge

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Workers remove streetlights from the Eighth Street bridge on Tuesday ahead of the demolition of the bridge. The dismantling is scheduled to begin on May 29. The bridge is currently closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

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Workers remove streetlights from the Eighth Street bridge on Tuesday ahead of the demolition of the bridge. The dismantling is scheduled to begin on May 29. The bridge is currently closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Enjoying May long weekend at RMNP

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Noah Peto, 8, speaks with one of his fellow explorers while near the waters of Clear Lake during the May long weekend.

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Noah Peto, 8, speaks with one of his fellow explorers while near the waters of Clear Lake during the May long weekend.

ACC students savour treats

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Second-year students Mandie Luswata and Samara Zatylny take photos of a variety of chocolates on Friday that they and other students created at Assiniboine Community College’s Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts during a weeklong pastry and chocolate workshop with renowned chef Sergio Shidomi.

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Second-year students Mandie Luswata and Samara Zatylny take photos of a variety of chocolates on Friday that they and other students created at Assiniboine Community College’s Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts during a weeklong pastry and chocolate workshop with renowned chef Sergio Shidomi.

Guitar man

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Wayne Twerdochlib (pictured) can often be found with his guitar outside the Dollarama at the Corral Centre. Since the weather has gotten warmer, Twerdochlib has been playing his music for the folks of Brandon more often.

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Wayne Twerdochlib (pictured) can often be found with his guitar outside the Dollarama at the Corral Centre. Since the weather has gotten warmer, Twerdochlib has been playing his music for the folks of Brandon more often.

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'Each of you are our future,' BU grads told

More than 500 Brandon University students flipped the tassel on their graduation caps on Friday — eager to close a chapter and move onto the next adventure.

Both morning and afternoon convocations at the Healthy Living Centre were packed with proud parents, family and friends — the audience dotted with bouquets of all colours and sizes.

Applause, hoots and hollers came in ...

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