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For their wellness

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Three-year-old Sienna Mercure focuses her eye on the card with different shapes held by Judy Baker, an optometrist assistant with Dr. Theresa De Koninck, during the Preschool Wellness Fair at the Keystone Centre on Wednesday. The event wraps up today.

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Three-year-old Sienna Mercure focuses her eye on the card with different shapes held by Judy Baker, an optometrist assistant with Dr. Theresa De Koninck, during the Preschool Wellness Fair at the Keystone Centre on Wednesday. The event wraps up today.

Study aide

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Leslie Jeske gives her dog Brooke a high-five while visiting with students preparing for year-end exams during a Cram Jam event at Assiniboine Community College on Tuesday evening. The ACC Students’ Association offered snacks and light amusements to take the edge off exam stress, including affection from a service dog. The final Cram Jam session for spring exams begins this evening at 6 p.m.

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Leslie Jeske gives her dog Brooke a high-five while visiting with students preparing for year-end exams during a Cram Jam event at Assiniboine Community College on Tuesday evening. The ACC Students’ Association offered snacks and light amusements to take the edge off exam stress, including affection from a service dog. The final Cram Jam session for spring exams begins this evening at 6 p.m.

Cultural circle

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Kharma Cook runs past a pair of drummers setting up for a weekly powwow at New Era School, Wednesday evening. The gathering is open to the community and a chance to learn more about aboriginal culture.

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Kharma Cook runs past a pair of drummers setting up for a weekly powwow at New Era School, Wednesday evening. The gathering is open to the community and a chance to learn more about aboriginal culture.

Rousing finale to Chamber season

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Samuel Plett, playing the part of The Wolf, joins Aliah Nelson, playing Little Red Riding Hood, on stage at Brandon University’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall for a selection of musical theatre works by the Brandon Chamber Players. The season-ending concert featured works from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and Peter Schikele’s “Liebeslieder Polkas.”

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Samuel Plett, playing the part of The Wolf, joins Aliah Nelson, playing Little Red Riding Hood, on stage at Brandon University’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall for a selection of musical theatre works by the Brandon Chamber Players. The season-ending concert featured works from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and Peter Schikele’s “Liebeslieder Polkas.”

Slurping down the brown cow

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Meadows School students watch as police Const. Chris Menzies drinks chocolate milk during the opening Milk Week relay race between members of the Brandon Police Service and Brandon Fire and Emergency Services on Tuesday.

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Meadows School students watch as police Const. Chris Menzies drinks chocolate milk during the opening Milk Week relay race between members of the Brandon Police Service and Brandon Fire and Emergency Services on Tuesday.

Earth Day Smarties

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Neelin High School Eco Club members Sonia Gaiess-Somersall and Cassidy Berthelette challenged students to guess the number of Smarties, representing eco-footprint units per acres for the school, as part of Earth Day events on Tuesday. Neelin occupies nine acres of land, which would mean to be carbon-neutral, the jar should only contain nine Smarties.

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Neelin High School Eco Club members Sonia Gaiess-Somersall and Cassidy Berthelette challenged students to guess the number of Smarties, representing eco-footprint units per acres for the school, as part of Earth Day events on Tuesday. Neelin occupies nine acres of land, which would mean to be carbon-neutral, the jar should only contain nine Smarties.

Ice jam on river

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The spring break-up on the Little Saskatchewan River, upstream from the Kirkham Bridge, jams up in a bend, causing some minor overland flooding on Tuesday morning.

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The spring break-up on the Little Saskatchewan River, upstream from the Kirkham Bridge, jams up in a bend, causing some minor overland flooding on Tuesday morning.

Milking the competition

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Brandon firefighter/paramedics Tyler Robbins hauls his partner Mike Tiel through a yogurt container obstacle course during Meadows School Milk Week celebration on Tuesday morning. Members of the Brandon Fire and Emergency Service squared off against members of the Brandon Police Service in the fourth annual challenge.

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Brandon firefighter/paramedics Tyler Robbins hauls his partner Mike Tiel through a yogurt container obstacle course during Meadows School Milk Week celebration on Tuesday morning. Members of the Brandon Fire and Emergency Service squared off against members of the Brandon Police Service in the fourth annual challenge.

Hunting for Easter eggs

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A young girl searches for easter eggs in Assiniboine Community College’s first ever Easter egg hunt at ACC’s North Hill campus on Saturday afternoon.

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A young girl searches for easter eggs in Assiniboine Community College’s first ever Easter egg hunt at ACC’s North Hill campus on Saturday afternoon.

We're all behind you

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Garry Hamm of Brandon throws a ball while on his way to winning the provincial 5-pin bowling singles championship at Thunderbird Bowl           on Saturday. Hamm defeated Darren Maxwell of Winnipeg to win the provincial title. Hamm will now advance to the 2014 Canadian Open       Championships, which will be held in Calgary from May 28-31.

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Garry Hamm of Brandon throws a ball while on his way to winning the provincial 5-pin bowling singles championship at Thunderbird Bowl on Saturday. Hamm defeated Darren Maxwell of Winnipeg to win the provincial title. Hamm will now advance to the 2014 Canadian Open Championships, which will be held in Calgary from May 28-31.

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Westman border officers spot contraband

The Canada Border Services Agency checked more than 134,000 travellers as they crossed into Manitoba from the United States last month.

They said today that that included 51,000 cars and 25,300 commercial trucks. All told, more than 80 work permits were issued, plus four study permits, and nearly 250 new immigrants were processed.

However, on the negtive side of the coin, border ...

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