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Rough start to playoffs

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Brandon Wheat Kings’ Jayce Hawryluk and Edmonton Oil Kings’ Blake Orban scramble for the puck during Game 1 of their WHL Eastern Conference quarter-final at Westman Place on Thursday evening. The Wheat Kings lost 4-1 and will be looking to rebound quickly with Game 2 tonight at Westman Place.

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Brandon Wheat Kings’ Jayce Hawryluk and Edmonton Oil Kings’ Blake Orban scramble for the puck during Game 1 of their WHL Eastern Conference quarter-final at Westman Place on Thursday evening. The Wheat Kings lost 4-1 and will be looking to rebound quickly with Game 2 tonight at Westman Place.

Stepping up for cultural celebration

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Métis dancers Summer Dubois, Jordyn Little and Brooke Hall practise before Edwin Cerquera as they await the start of An Evening of Culture at King George School on Thursday. The fifth annual event featured students of the east-end Brandon school showcasing their own cultures, including aboriginal, Colombian, Honduran, Indian, Chinese, Ukrainian, Filipino and Ethiopian.

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Métis dancers Summer Dubois, Jordyn Little and Brooke Hall practise before Edwin Cerquera as they await the start of An Evening of Culture at King George School on Thursday. The fifth annual event featured students of the east-end Brandon school showcasing their own cultures, including aboriginal, Colombian, Honduran, Indian, Chinese, Ukrainian, Filipino and Ethiopian.

Birds of a feather

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Pigeons take flight after feeding on spilled grain in the Canadian Pacific Railway yard along Pacific Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

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Pigeons take flight after feeding on spilled grain in the Canadian Pacific Railway yard along Pacific Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

Heavenly happening

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Erik Fjeldsted, in the title role, speaks during a dress rehearsal for Mecca Productions’ staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Wednesday. The Andrew Lloyd Webber rock musical starts tonight at the WMCA.

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Erik Fjeldsted, in the title role, speaks during a dress rehearsal for Mecca Productions’ staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Wednesday. The Andrew Lloyd Webber rock musical starts tonight at the WMCA.

Heritage Days

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Daianna Huang and sister Sophia serve Chinese dishes to fellow Vincent Massey student Ayaka Nishimura during the high school’s Heritage Days festival on Wednesday. The celebration of the community’s diversity runs today as well, featuring information, food and dance.

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Daianna Huang and sister Sophia serve Chinese dishes to fellow Vincent Massey student Ayaka Nishimura during the high school’s Heritage Days festival on Wednesday. The celebration of the community’s diversity runs today as well, featuring information, food and dance.

Every day I'm shovellin'

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Livingstone Landscaping employees Ryan Eckberg, with hoodie, and Nicholas Stirling, with toque, work to clear the recently fallen snow from the sidewalks on Sixth Street on Wednesday.

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Livingstone Landscaping employees Ryan Eckberg, with hoodie, and Nicholas Stirling, with toque, work to clear the recently fallen snow from the sidewalks on Sixth Street on Wednesday.

Under the umbrella

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A pedestrian takes shelter from rain and sleet while walking in downtown Brandon on Tuesday afternoon.

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A pedestrian takes shelter from rain and sleet while walking in downtown Brandon on Tuesday afternoon.

Choir concert

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Andrée Dagenais conducts the Brandon University Concert Choir during a performance of the Mozart Requiem at St. Matthew’s Cathedral on Tuesday evening.

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Andrée Dagenais conducts the Brandon University Concert Choir during a performance of the Mozart Requiem at St. Matthew’s Cathedral on Tuesday evening.

Back stage warm up

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Charles Castleman prepares to take the stage at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall during a concert at Brandon University’s School of Music on Monday evening. Castleman, one of the world’s most active and celebrated violinists, performed with his former student, Kerry DuWors, who is currently an associate professor at BU.

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Charles Castleman prepares to take the stage at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall during a concert at Brandon University’s School of Music on Monday evening. Castleman, one of the world’s most active and celebrated violinists, performed with his former student, Kerry DuWors, who is currently an associate professor at BU.

Serious collision

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A mangled sedan sits in the west ditch of Highway 10 north of Forrest after a head-on collision with a grain truck on Monday morning. The driver of the sedan was extricated from the vehicle and taken to hospital. The overnight snowfall that covered Westman has made area highways very slippery.

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A mangled sedan sits in the west ditch of Highway 10 north of Forrest after a head-on collision with a grain truck on Monday morning. The driver of the sedan was extricated from the vehicle and taken to hospital. The overnight snowfall that covered Westman has made area highways very slippery.

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Spring flood risk drops even lower in Manitoba

The flood risk in Manitoba has gone from low to even lower, as most of the spring snowmelt has already taken place.

The March flood outlook from Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation's hydrologic forecasr cente calls for a minimal risk of flooding throughout the province, ‎though ice jams remain possible on some rivers, and a handful of large lakes are high.

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