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Afternoon trek to 'Madagascar'

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Cast members of DI Productions presentation of “Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr.” perform for students during a matinee at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Thursday. The musical runs until Saturday.

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Cast members of DI Productions presentation of “Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr.” perform for students during a matinee at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Thursday. The musical runs until Saturday.

Equipment mishap

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A City of Brandon crew working on a water main off Parker Boulevard and 12th Street North had a mishap with their equipment due to heavy moisture in the ground.

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A City of Brandon crew working on a water main off Parker Boulevard and 12th Street North had a mishap with their equipment due to heavy moisture in the ground.

Keeping an eye on things

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Third Marc Kennedy of Kevin Koe’s team eyes his throw during Koe’s afternoon draw against John Epping at the Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling at Westman Place on Wednesday.

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Third Marc Kennedy of Kevin Koe’s team eyes his throw during Koe’s afternoon draw against John Epping at the Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling at Westman Place on Wednesday.

Slippery slope

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Carson Karewash gets a running start while sledding with friends from the hill on the side of the 18th Street overpass as rush-hour traffic makes its way along 18th at dusk on Wednesday.

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Carson Karewash gets a running start while sledding with friends from the hill on the side of the 18th Street overpass as rush-hour traffic makes its way along 18th at dusk on Wednesday.

Ready to rock at the Keystone

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Skip Mike McEwen throws a rock during his team’s practice at Westman Place on Tuesday in advance of the Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, which gets underway today and runs through Sunday.

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Skip Mike McEwen throws a rock during his team’s practice at Westman Place on Tuesday in advance of the Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, which gets underway today and runs through Sunday.

Dashing through the snow

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A jogger makes her way along 10th Street in Brandon amid flurries on Tuesday afternoon.

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A jogger makes her way along 10th Street in Brandon amid flurries on Tuesday afternoon.

Check your head

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Marilyn Hardy works on some of the costumes for the upcoming stage production of “Madagascar” on Sunday afternoon. The musical, put on by Dance Images, starts Thursday with performances through the weekend at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium.

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Marilyn Hardy works on some of the costumes for the upcoming stage production of “Madagascar” on Sunday afternoon. The musical, put on by Dance Images, starts Thursday with performances through the weekend at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium.

Warming up to 'Winter's Heart'

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Conductor Leanne Zacharias looks back at violinist Kerry DuWors as they join the Brandon University Orchestra in performing “Winter’s Heart” by Winnipeg composer Mark Marinic at St. Matthew’s Cathedral on Saturday evening. The Brandon University School of Music concert also featured works from “The Nutcracker” and Beethoven.

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Conductor Leanne Zacharias looks back at violinist Kerry DuWors as they join the Brandon University Orchestra in performing “Winter’s Heart” by Winnipeg composer Mark Marinic at St. Matthew’s Cathedral on Saturday evening. The Brandon University School of Music concert also featured works from “The Nutcracker” and Beethoven.

Building the house

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Scott Belvitch sprays water on the surface of Westman Place arena to pebble the ice in preparation for the Canada Cup of curling, which starts Wednesday.

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Scott Belvitch sprays water on the surface of Westman Place arena to pebble the ice in preparation for the Canada Cup of curling, which starts Wednesday.

High Strung

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Angelina Zhang (left) playfully mugs for a picture as she and Eden Langlois (centre) and Athena Avlonitas await the start of a violin performance by Suzuki method students, Saturday morning at St. George's Church. Children as young as 3 years of age can begin violin lessons under the popular teaching method.

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Angelina Zhang (left) playfully mugs for a picture as she and Eden Langlois (centre) and Athena Avlonitas await the start of a violin performance by Suzuki method students, Saturday morning at St. George's Church. Children as young as 3 years of age can begin violin lessons under the popular teaching method.

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Sand Hills posts deficit, looks to rebound

For the second financial year in a row, the Sand Hills Casino Resort near Carberry has posted a deficit.

And, with no profit yet, that means it hasn’t flowed any money to Manitoba First Nations through the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, as intended.

That’s disappointing, but the operation is working hard to bring in more local patrons, casino spokesperson Barbara Czech said.

“The ...

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