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Chasing the puck

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Hunter Andronick and Kendall Neapew play shinny at the North End Community Centre rink on a sunny Monday afternoon.

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Hunter Andronick and Kendall Neapew play shinny at the North End Community Centre rink on a sunny Monday afternoon.

High above the highway

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Working from a bucket, an electrician repairs a set of signal lights at the intersection of Highway 10 and the Trans-Canada Highway on Monday afternoon.

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Working from a bucket, an electrician repairs a set of signal lights at the intersection of Highway 10 and the Trans-Canada Highway on Monday afternoon.

New Year's celebration

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A traditional lion dance troupe performs at Lee’s Buffet during a Chinese New Year celebration on Sunday morning. Today marks the first day of the Year of the Monkey in Chinese culture. This evening at Brandon University, students from China will celebrate the day with a special meal that is open to the public. Dishes like glass noodles with Chinese sausage, stir-fried vegetables and chicken with shiitake mushrooms will be served from 4-7 p.m. at Harvest Hall.

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A traditional lion dance troupe performs at Lee’s Buffet during a Chinese New Year celebration on Sunday morning. Today marks the first day of the Year of the Monkey in Chinese culture. This evening at Brandon University, students from China will celebrate the day with a special meal that is open to the public. Dishes like glass noodles with Chinese sausage, stir-fried vegetables and chicken with shiitake mushrooms will be served from 4-7 p.m. at Harvest Hall.

Setting the bait

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Tom Dunn sets the bait on his hook while fishing with friend Tyson Klassen and his sons Brennan and Landon on Sunday.

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Tom Dunn sets the bait on his hook while fishing with friend Tyson Klassen and his sons Brennan and Landon on Sunday.

Student of Jenga

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Bobby High considers his next move as he and Samantha Van Damme play a round of Jenga at Brandon University on Friday evening. The campus pub hosts an evening of the popular stacking game each Friday.

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Bobby High considers his next move as he and Samantha Van Damme play a round of Jenga at Brandon University on Friday evening. The campus pub hosts an evening of the popular stacking game each Friday.

Dog days of winter

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Sun dogs flank the sun as it sinks in the western sky over the Canadian National Railway line west of Brandon on Friday afternoon.

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Sun dogs flank the sun as it sinks in the western sky over the Canadian National Railway line west of Brandon on Friday afternoon.

Meet and greet

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Triston Laminman, 8, was excited to meet Tucker, the real-life inspiration for local author Genella Macintyre’s children’s book “Tuck Times — The Chase” during Macintryre’s book signing at Coles at Shoppers Mall on Saturday. Laminman, who lives in Melita, dreams of becoming a veterinarian and looks forward to reading the new children’s book.

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Triston Laminman, 8, was excited to meet Tucker, the real-life inspiration for local author Genella Macintyre’s children’s book “Tuck Times — The Chase” during Macintryre’s book signing at Coles at Shoppers Mall on Saturday. Laminman, who lives in Melita, dreams of becoming a veterinarian and looks forward to reading the new children’s book.

Round and round we go

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Sarah Judson and her partner Charlie Gagne make their way along the skating path with their three-month-old daughter, Adalie, during Saturday’s Family Skate Party held at the city’s outdoor oval.

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Sarah Judson and her partner Charlie Gagne make their way along the skating path with their three-month-old daughter, Adalie, during Saturday’s Family Skate Party held at the city’s outdoor oval.

Chillin' on the chair lift

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A young boy relaxes on the chair-lift while skiing at Minnedosa Ski Valley on Thursday.

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A young boy relaxes on the chair-lift while skiing at Minnedosa Ski Valley on Thursday.

Tattoo you

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Scott Oldenburger, tattooist and co-owner of Blood & Iron Tattoo on Rosser Avenue, works on an arm tattoo of a raven for Duncan Ross on Wednesday afternoon.

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Scott Oldenburger, tattooist and co-owner of Blood & Iron Tattoo on Rosser Avenue, works on an arm tattoo of a raven for Duncan Ross on Wednesday afternoon.

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Teen jailed for role in vicious beating

A youth who took part in the “chilling” beating of a soldier and left him bleeding in the street has received six months in jail.

“The beating was vicious and involved gratuitous violence and careless disregard,” Judge Shauna Hewitt-Michta said during sentencing on Monday.

“This was a very serious assault you were involved in. What you did was terrible,” she told the ...

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