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Music Monday melodies

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One of the seven choirs to perform sing their number during the 11th annual Music Monday event at Brandon University’s Healthy Living Centre on Monday afternoon. The event, which honours music education worldwide, started 11 years ago and featured more than 500 musicians and singers from the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music, the Brandon Community Band, the Suzuki education program and the Brandon School Division.

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One of the seven choirs to perform sing their number during the 11th annual Music Monday event at Brandon University’s Healthy Living Centre on Monday afternoon. The event, which honours music education worldwide, started 11 years ago and featured more than 500 musicians and singers from the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music, the Brandon Community Band, the Suzuki education program and the Brandon School Division.

Busker big on Brandon

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Dennis Venne strums a guitar while busking along Rosser Avenue recently. Venne, originally from the Westman area, has played guitar since he was 15 and is convinced Brandon is one of the more generous places in Western Canada to busk in.

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Dennis Venne strums a guitar while busking along Rosser Avenue recently. Venne, originally from the Westman area, has played guitar since he was 15 and is convinced Brandon is one of the more generous places in Western Canada to busk in.

Picnic in the sun

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Micah Ross enjoys a picnic in Stanley Park with her mother Katherine Jeroski on a sunny Monday afternoon.

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Micah Ross enjoys a picnic in Stanley Park with her mother Katherine Jeroski on a sunny Monday afternoon.

Student voices

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Brenley Palmer, from left, Katie Trussler and Danielle Guina warm up their voices at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall on Saturday. The Brandon University music student sopranos raised their voices for their first full-length recital.

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Brenley Palmer, from left, Katie Trussler and Danielle Guina warm up their voices at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall on Saturday. The Brandon University music student sopranos raised their voices for their first full-length recital.

Community Clean Sweep

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David and Maggie Smith lend a hand to clear the clutter from Coronation Park during the Community Clean Sweep event on Saturday morning. The pair were among dozens of volunteers who helped give various areas of the city a spring cleaning through the city-organized event.

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David and Maggie Smith lend a hand to clear the clutter from Coronation Park during the Community Clean Sweep event on Saturday morning. The pair were among dozens of volunteers who helped give various areas of the city a spring cleaning through the city-organized event.

Roaring Twenties for a night

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Trish Buri plays a 1920's liquor abolitionist by the bar of the Prairie Firehouse, Saturday afternoon. Buri and other cast members of 7 Ages Productions lent their talents to a 1920's-themed murder mystery play, with all proceeds raised going towards the Brandon Humane Society's mobile spay and neuter clinic.

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Trish Buri plays a 1920's liquor abolitionist by the bar of the Prairie Firehouse, Saturday afternoon. Buri and other cast members of 7 Ages Productions lent their talents to a 1920's-themed murder mystery play, with all proceeds raised going towards the Brandon Humane Society's mobile spay and neuter clinic.

Wheaties win the East

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Jayce Hawryluk roars as the Brandon Wheat Kings celebrate a Game 5 win over the  Red Deer Rebels to win the Eastern Conference final, Friday evening at Westman Place.

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Jayce Hawryluk roars as the Brandon Wheat Kings celebrate a Game 5 win over the Red Deer Rebels to win the Eastern Conference final, Friday evening at Westman Place.

I'm sailing away

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Robin Sempers works to polish the hull of his Santana 20 sailboat parked in the driveway of his west end Brandon home as he preps it to launch this spring at the Pelican Lake Yacht Club on Thursday afternoon.

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Robin Sempers works to polish the hull of his Santana 20 sailboat parked in the driveway of his west end Brandon home as he preps it to launch this spring at the Pelican Lake Yacht Club on Thursday afternoon.

Honorary diploma for police chief

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Brandon Police Service Chief Ian Grant, right, receives an honorary diploma from Assiniboine Community College president Mark Frison during Friday’s Phase A completion ceremony of ACC’s 2015-16 police studies class.

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Brandon Police Service Chief Ian Grant, right, receives an honorary diploma from Assiniboine Community College president Mark Frison during Friday’s Phase A completion ceremony of ACC’s 2015-16 police studies class.

In the zone

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Vincent Massey Viking pitcher Sydney Cobbe delivers a pitch during the first inning of Thursday’s Brandon High School Fastpitch League game against the visiting Crocus Plainsmen. Cobbe struck out three over two scoreless innings to pick up the win as Massey beat Crocus 25-0. Kaitlyn Slator, Anjulia Masson and Brooke Schoonbaert all hit home runs.

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Vincent Massey Viking pitcher Sydney Cobbe delivers a pitch during the first inning of Thursday’s Brandon High School Fastpitch League game against the visiting Crocus Plainsmen. Cobbe struck out three over two scoreless innings to pick up the win as Massey beat Crocus 25-0. Kaitlyn Slator, Anjulia Masson and Brooke Schoonbaert all hit home runs.

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WINNIPEG - Brian Pallister has been sworn in as Manitoba premier.

The Progressive Conservative leader took the oath in front of the 12 ministers who will make up his cabinet — eight men and four women.

"Our team's plan for a better Manitoba with lower taxes, better services and a stronger economy was overwhelmingly endorsed by Manitobans," Pallister said in a release ...

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