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Sundogs shining bright

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Sundogs flank the sun and frame the former Fire Hall No. 1 on Princess Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.

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Sundogs flank the sun and frame the former Fire Hall No. 1 on Princess Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.

One giant leap

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Mikhail Oleson leaps off a snowbank while playing with his father Elliot and brother Kier (not seen) near Princess Avenue on Monday.

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Mikhail Oleson leaps off a snowbank while playing with his father Elliot and brother Kier (not seen) near Princess Avenue on Monday.

Test driving a career

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McCreary School Grade 12 student Tyson Mallett tries his hand behind the wheel of a semi-truck at the driving simulator used by First Class Training Centre at the 30th annual Brandon Career Symposium on Tuesday morning.

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McCreary School Grade 12 student Tyson Mallett tries his hand behind the wheel of a semi-truck at the driving simulator used by First Class Training Centre at the 30th annual Brandon Career Symposium on Tuesday morning.

Pet pals

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A puppy walks past a cat as the pair while away an afternoon at a Pet Valu store on Monday afternoon. The stores usually keep a pet looking for a home through the Funds for Furry Friends organization.

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A puppy walks past a cat as the pair while away an afternoon at a Pet Valu store on Monday afternoon. The stores usually keep a pet looking for a home through the Funds for Furry Friends organization.

Getting rid of the dead wood

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Sean Fleming with the City of Brandon cuts tree trunks into smaller pieces while large slash piles of dead trees from the Assiniboine River bank west of 18th Street are burned on Monday after being cleared. The trees were killed during the flooding in 2014 and previous years.

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Sean Fleming with the City of Brandon cuts tree trunks into smaller pieces while large slash piles of dead trees from the Assiniboine River bank west of 18th Street are burned on Monday after being cleared. The trees were killed during the flooding in 2014 and previous years.

Grooving with Gord

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Canadian country artist Gord Bamford performs for a large crowd at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Sunday evening.

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Canadian country artist Gord Bamford performs for a large crowd at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Sunday evening.

Pink the Rink

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Adam Morrison shows off his support for the Brandon Wheat Kings Pink the Rink night in support of the Canadian Cancer Society at Westman Place on Saturday evening. The Wheaties wore pink jerseys during their 6-4 victory over the Kootenay Ice. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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Adam Morrison shows off his support for the Brandon Wheat Kings Pink the Rink night in support of the Canadian Cancer Society at Westman Place on Saturday evening. The Wheaties wore pink jerseys during their 6-4 victory over the Kootenay Ice. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

Wheaties clinch East Division pennant

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Rihards Bukarts #13 (C) of the Brandon Wheat Kings celebrates a goal with teammates in the third period of WHL action against the Kootenay Ice at Westman Place on Friday evening. Despite losing 3-2 to the Ice in a shoot-out the Wheaties still clinched the East Division pennant.

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Rihards Bukarts #13 (C) of the Brandon Wheat Kings celebrates a goal with teammates in the third period of WHL action against the Kootenay Ice at Westman Place on Friday evening. Despite losing 3-2 to the Ice in a shoot-out the Wheaties still clinched the East Division pennant.

Shooting hoops

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Cole Tokaryk #35 of the Vincent Massey Vikings and Danny Friesen #8 of the Garden Valley Zodiacs leap for the loose ball during the opening match of the Triple Crown Zone Challenge varsity boys high school basketball tournament at VMHS on Friday afternoon.

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Cole Tokaryk #35 of the Vincent Massey Vikings and Danny Friesen #8 of the Garden Valley Zodiacs leap for the loose ball during the opening match of the Triple Crown Zone Challenge varsity boys high school basketball tournament at VMHS on Friday afternoon.

Final touches for fundraiser

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Barb Wilson, a sales manager with the Victoria Inn, prepares tables for the 18th annual President’s Dinner on Thursday evening. The event is a fundraiser for the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba.

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Barb Wilson, a sales manager with the Victoria Inn, prepares tables for the 18th annual President’s Dinner on Thursday evening. The event is a fundraiser for the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba.

Top Story

Father fined for not helping injured son

A Westman father has been fined $2,000 and put on probation for two years for failing to seek medical help for his son who had a fractured skull.

The injuries would have made it obvious that the boy needed medical attention right away, Judge Donovan Dvorak said during sentencing.

“Any right-thinking parent would have sought immediate medical diagnosis and treatment,” Dvorak said.

“It ...

Top Breaking News

  • Workers set fire to building debris from the former ski chalet at a nearby landfill site.

    Agassiz chalet dismantled and burned

    The last remnants of the Agassiz Ski Hill, on the eastern slope of Riding Mountain, are being erased from the landscape.

  • Assiniboine Community College president Mark Frison, flanked by Education Minister Peter Bjornson and Municipal Government Minister Drew Caldwell, helps announce a $1-million investment in a study of the Parkland Building on the college’s North Hill campus on Tuesday.

    Frison welcomes chance to 'create a unique campus' on North Hill

    Provincial dollars and local support are helping pave the way for Assiniboine Community College’s Parkland Building on the North Hill to become a centre for health, energy and environment.

  • McCreary School Grade 12 student Tyson Mallett tries his hand behind the wheel of a semi-truck at the driving simulator used by First Class Training Centre at the 30th annual Brandon Career Symposium on Tuesday morning.

    Students explore career options

    Bending down to take a closer look at a snowmobile with its engine exposed, Liam Horrigan is thinking about his future.

  • Brandon Wheat Kings’ No.1 netminder Jordan Papirny has started 13 straight games and leads the Western Hockey League with 39 wins so far this season.

    Wheat Kings have backup plan

    Jordan Papirny would gladly start every game in goal for the Brandon Wheat Kings if the Western Hockey League club needed him to.

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