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Firefighters on the attack

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Brandon firefighters cut through the roof of a Victoria Woods apartment on Wednesday around noon, as they battled a small but tenacious fire inside.

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Brandon firefighters cut through the roof of a Victoria Woods apartment on Wednesday around noon, as they battled a small but tenacious fire inside.

Jumping for toy

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Milena Lemez holds up a toy for her mixed breed dog Peaches to leap for while playing at the East End Paw Park on Victoria Avenue East on an overcast Tuesday afternoon.

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Milena Lemez holds up a toy for her mixed breed dog Peaches to leap for while playing at the East End Paw Park on Victoria Avenue East on an overcast Tuesday afternoon.

Putting Wheaties to the test

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Members of the Brandon Wheat Kings run the confidence training course used by soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry at CFB Shilo on Monday.

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Members of the Brandon Wheat Kings run the confidence training course used by soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry at CFB Shilo on Monday.

Taking aim

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Brandon Wheat Kings goaltender Jordan Papirny takes aim with a high-powered sniper rifle used by the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at CFB Shilo on Monday. The Wheat Kings spent the day learning what it takes to be a member of 2PPCLI.

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Brandon Wheat Kings goaltender Jordan Papirny takes aim with a high-powered sniper rifle used by the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at CFB Shilo on Monday. The Wheat Kings spent the day learning what it takes to be a member of 2PPCLI.

Music of freedom

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The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Alexander Mickelthwate, presents “Dvorak: New World” at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Sunday. The WSO was joined by pianist Natasha Paremski and the Brandon University Concert Choir for the concert, which was inspired by the human ideal of freedom.

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The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Alexander Mickelthwate, presents “Dvorak: New World” at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Sunday. The WSO was joined by pianist Natasha Paremski and the Brandon University Concert Choir for the concert, which was inspired by the human ideal of freedom.

Hot harvest

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A pair of combines kick up dust and spit out chaff while harvesting a crop west of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation as the sun sets on a warm Thursday evening.

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25092014 A pair of combines kick up dust and spit out chaff while harvesting a crop west of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation as the sun sets on a warm Thursday evening.

Parachute club

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Grade 5 and 6 students from École New Era School play under a kaleidoscope of colours during an outdoor gym class on Friday afternoon.

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Grade 5 and 6 students from École New Era School play under a kaleidoscope of colours during an outdoor gym class on Friday afternoon.

Record breaking heat

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Will Boon takes advantage of the record hot temperatures and sunbathes in front of his residence on Third Street on Thursday.

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Will Boon takes advantage of the record hot temperatures and sunbathes in front of his residence on Third Street on Thursday.

Mom's solemn visit

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Olive Baker of Brandon visits with her daughter Shelly at her gravesite in the children’s section of the Brandon Municipal Cemetery recently. Baker, whose daughter died shortly before her fifth birthday, visits her often at the cemetery. Baker also has a grown daughter and two teenage granddaughters in Brandon that she visits with often.

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Olive Baker of Brandon visits with her daughter Shelly at her gravesite in the children’s section of the Brandon Municipal Cemetery recently. Baker, whose daughter died shortly before her fifth birthday, visits her often at the cemetery. Baker also has a grown daughter and two teenage granddaughters in Brandon that she visits with often.

Moving class outdoors

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Students in Shannon Kohuk’s Grade 3/4 class at Alexander School read in the school’s outdoor learning area on Wednesday morning. The learning space on the school grounds forms a miniature amphitheatre where teachers can instruct students while they’re surrounded by the outdoors.

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Students in Shannon Kohuk’s Grade 3/4 class at Alexander School read in the school’s outdoor learning area on Wednesday morning. The learning space on the school grounds forms a miniature amphitheatre where teachers can instruct students while they’re surrounded by the outdoors.

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Blaze damages apartments

A second-storey blaze forced residents from their apartments at Victoria Woods Estates yesterday shortly before noon.

At approximately 11:35 a.m., Brandon firefighters responded to a call of heavy smoke coming from the most southeastern apartment of the complex.

Brandon Fire and Emergency Services Capt. Wade Ritchie said during his initial “size-up” of the apartment, he saw smoke billowing from the second floor.

“We ...

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