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Reeling it in

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Eight-year-old Memphis Taylor of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation reels in a fish while fishing with family from the bank of the Souris River at the dam just outside Souris on a warm and sunny Monday evening.

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Eight-year-old Memphis Taylor of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation reels in a fish while fishing with family from the bank of the Souris River at the dam just outside Souris on a warm and sunny Monday evening.

Show of support

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Mayor Rick Chrest and councillors don Brandon Wheat Kings jerseys for their city council meeting on Monday evening in support of the team’s upcoming Western Hockey League championship series against the Kelowna Rockets.

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Mayor Rick Chrest and councillors don Brandon Wheat Kings jerseys for their city council meeting on Monday evening in support of the team’s upcoming Western Hockey League championship series against the Kelowna Rockets.

Horsing around

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Tara Reimer explains her methods of teaching horses to be calm in the ring with the help from distractions like a large soccer ball during a session at Horse3 at the Keystone Centre’s Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence on Sunday. The annual event celebrates the power and wonder of horse and human relationships during a weekend of equine guided education and entertainment.

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Tara Reimer explains her methods of teaching horses to be calm in the ring with the help from distractions like a large soccer ball during a session at Horse3 at the Keystone Centre’s Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence on Sunday. The annual event celebrates the power and wonder of horse and human relationships during a weekend of equine guided education and entertainment.

Spring seeding

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A farmer works to seed a field northeast of Boissevain while the town’s grain elevators provide a backdrop on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

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A farmer works to seed a field northeast of Boissevain while the town’s grain elevators provide a backdrop on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

Hitmen taken out

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Eric Roy celebrates after tying the game in the second period against the Calgary Hitmen during Game 5 of the their WHL playoff series at Westman Place.

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Eric Roy celebrates after tying the game in the second period against the Calgary Hitmen during Game 5 of the their WHL playoff series at Westman Place.

Casting shadows

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Emma Kowalchuk grasps a flower during preparations for the Steppin’ Time Dance Studio debut of “One World One Shadow” at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Thursday evening. The show features dancers casting shadows onto a screen facing the audience, and runs this evening, as well.

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Emma Kowalchuk grasps a flower during preparations for the Steppin’ Time Dance Studio debut of “One World One Shadow” at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Thursday evening. The show features dancers casting shadows onto a screen facing the audience, and runs this evening, as well.

Fine tuning for E-Gré

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Marina Thibeault plays violin with accompaniment by pianist Alexandria Gorlin-Crenshaw during rehearsals for the E-Gré, which begins with semifinal recitals today at 10 a.m. leading up to final recitals on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

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Marina Thibeault plays violin with accompaniment by pianist Alexandria Gorlin-Crenshaw during rehearsals for the E-Gré, which begins with semifinal recitals today at 10 a.m. leading up to final recitals on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Westoba steps up with donation for BRHC

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Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation board chair Derrick Stewart, from left, Westoba Credit Union CEO Jim Rediger and Westoba board chair Larry Wark announce Westoba’s $50,000 donation to the foundation’s Room For Renewal campaign on Wednesday. Donations will help create more private rooms as well as expand and improve existing rooms.

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Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation board chair Derrick Stewart, from left, Westoba Credit Union CEO Jim Rediger and Westoba board chair Larry Wark announce Westoba’s $50,000 donation to the foundation’s Room For Renewal campaign on Wednesday. Donations will help create more private rooms as well as expand and improve existing rooms.

Off to a healthy start

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Melody Todd cracks a wide grin as she plays with mother Crystal at Healthy Beginnings, a weekly gathering for expecting and new mothers at Central United Church on Tuesday afternoon. The program, run by Prairie Mountain Health, helps mothers and babies with health tips, recipes, fellowship and other information.

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Melody Todd cracks a wide grin as she plays with mother Crystal at Healthy Beginnings, a weekly gathering for expecting and new mothers at Central United Church on Tuesday afternoon. The program, run by Prairie Mountain Health, helps mothers and babies with health tips, recipes, fellowship and other information.

On the edge

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Brandon Bunkowsky rides the edge of the bowl at the Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skateboard Plaza in downtown Brandon on Monday. An economics student at the University of Manitoba, Bunkowsky and a few of his friends from Winnipeg took time out to stop in Brandon on their way to Clear Lake to wind down from writing exams.

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Brandon Bunkowsky rides the edge of the bowl at the Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skateboard Plaza in downtown Brandon on Monday. An economics student at the University of Manitoba, Bunkowsky and a few of his friends from Winnipeg took time out to stop in Brandon on their way to Clear Lake to wind down from writing exams.

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BSD mulls registration changes

Brandon’s school board wants to make it easier for parents to register their children for École Harrison’s French immersion kindergarten program.

In early January a group of local parents stood in line for hours overnight just to ensure their child had a spot in Brandon School Division’s only single-track French immersion kindergarten program.

“It’s first come first serve so parents line up ...

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