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Countryfest main stage

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Dauphin Countryfest fans filled the main stage seating area as Gord Bamford took to the stage on Saturday night.

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Dauphin Countryfest fans filled the main stage seating area as Gord Bamford took to the stage on Saturday night.

Graduation day at Sioux Valley School

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Graduates Shayla Pratt, centre, and Kendra Ironman, right, chat alongside fellow graduate Brent Mentuck during the Sioux Valley High School graduation ceremony on Thursday.

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Graduates Shayla Pratt, centre, and Kendra Ironman, right, chat alongside fellow graduate Brent Mentuck during the Sioux Valley High School graduation ceremony on Thursday.

Taking it all in

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Christina Munchinsky, third from left, listens to speeches during École secondaire Neelin High School’s graduation ceremony at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Thursday.

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Christina Munchinsky, third from left, listens to speeches during École secondaire Neelin High School’s graduation ceremony at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Thursday.

Wheeling their way to school

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Siblings Emma and Jacob Angus make their way along Victoria Avenue to school on a skateboard and a scooter respectively, as their mother Kerry Nichol walks beside them recently. The last day of school for kindergarten to Grade 8 students is Monday.

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Siblings Emma and Jacob Angus make their way along Victoria Avenue to school on a skateboard and a scooter respectively, as their mother Kerry Nichol walks beside them recently. The last day of school for kindergarten to Grade 8 students is Monday.

Big bike ride

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Menno Isaac (foreground) and Earl Baron (right) climb aboard the Big Bike during the last day of the fundraiser by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba on Wednesday at the Keystone Centre. Isaac and Baron, riding with nurses and doctors from the Brandon Regional Health Centre, both survived heart attacks and rode alongside the staff who helped them.

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Menno Isaac (foreground) and Earl Baron (right) climb aboard the Big Bike during the last day of the fundraiser by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba on Wednesday at the Keystone Centre. Isaac and Baron, riding with nurses and doctors from the Brandon Regional Health Centre, both survived heart attacks and rode alongside the staff who helped them.

Fighting one off

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Denis Nteliglou of the Source for Sports team slams a foul ball during the Brandon Minor Baseball peewee final Wednesday evening at Simplot Millennium Park.

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Denis Nteliglou of the Source for Sports team slams a foul ball during the Brandon Minor Baseball peewee final Wednesday evening at Simplot Millennium Park.

Chrest tests play structure

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Mayor Rick Chrest tries his hand at the new playground structures at Valleyview Centennial School on Tuesday afternoon. The school officially opened the new structure yesterday, after fundraising by area parents contributed $100,000 since 2011.

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Mayor Rick Chrest tries his hand at the new playground structures at Valleyview Centennial School on Tuesday afternoon. The school officially opened the new structure yesterday, after fundraising by area parents contributed $100,000 since 2011.

Wet in Rivers

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Students from Rivers Elementary School are hosed down with spray from Clean Under Pressure mobile pressure washing while filming a segment for a video the Riverdale Splash Park Committee is making in an attempt to win $25,000 in the Manitobaville competition to put toward a spray park. The committee is looking to raise approximately $300,000.

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Students from Rivers Elementary School are hosed down with spray from Clean Under Pressure mobile pressure washing while filming a segment for a video the Riverdale Splash Park Committee is making in an attempt to win $25,000 in the Manitobaville competition to put toward a spray park. The committee is looking to raise approximately $300,000.

Rollerblader injured

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Emergency crews work on a rollerblader hit by a car at the corner of 26th Street and Park Avenue on Tuesday. He was taken away with unspecified injuries.

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Emergency crews work on a rollerblader hit by a car at the corner of 26th Street and Park Avenue on Tuesday. He was taken away with unspecified injuries.

Taking the plunge

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Vada Nissen, Hannah Ducharme, Erin Bonnett, Grace Gosselin and Xuan Cao leap into the Kinsmen Centennial Pool at Rideau Park on Monday during the opening day for Brandon’s outdoor pools.

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Vada Nissen, Hannah Ducharme, Erin Bonnett, Grace Gosselin and Xuan Cao leap into the Kinsmen Centennial Pool at Rideau Park on Monday during the opening day for Brandon’s outdoor pools.

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Reunion stirs fond memories for veteran

CFB SHILO — Children darted in among bouncy houses and artillery displays with their soldier parents chasing after them on Saturday while veterans reconnected with old friends.

It was a celebration joining together generations for the Royal Canadian Artillery and Airborne Gunner Reunion and the base’s annual Family Day.

Doug Winter made the journey from Nanaimo, B.C., for the reunion.

“Just seeing people ...

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