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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.

Pedalling for Cerebral Palsy

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Five-year-old Aiden Clisby, his aunt Chantal Lussier and Anita Spurrill with Team Chantal and Aiden’s Heartbreakers all take turns pedalling stationary bikes during the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba 2015 Westman Stationary Bike Race at The Town Centre on Saturday. Chantal Lussier has cerebral palsy, and her family members have been taking part in the bike race for 22 years in support of her.

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Five-year-old Aiden Clisby, his aunt Chantal Lussier and Anita Spurrill with Team Chantal and Aiden’s Heartbreakers all take turns pedalling stationary bikes during the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba 2015 Westman Stationary Bike Race at The Town Centre on Saturday. Chantal Lussier has cerebral palsy, and her family members have been taking part in the bike race for 22 years in support of her.

Jumping through hoops

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Gacy, an all-Canadian mix from Winnipeg, leaps through an obstacle during two-day agility trial, hosted by Canine Agility Racers at the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence on Saturday.

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Gacy, an all-Canadian mix from Winnipeg, leaps through an obstacle during two-day agility trial, hosted by Canine Agility Racers at the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence on Saturday.

Beating the same drum

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Drummers walk around a large drum beating it in unison during a local gathering at Brandon University’s He Oyate Tawapi Room on Saturday for the Worldwide 8,000 Drums event. Drum ceremonies were held worldwide during the event, which is meant to represent the healing of Mother Earth. Brandon’s event was organized by the Sweet Medicine Singer’s women’s drum group with assistance from BU’s Indigenous Peoples’ Centre.

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Drummers walk around a large drum beating it in unison during a local gathering at Brandon University’s He Oyate Tawapi Room on Saturday for the Worldwide 8,000 Drums event. Drum ceremonies were held worldwide during the event, which is meant to represent the healing of Mother Earth. Brandon’s event was organized by the Sweet Medicine Singer’s women’s drum group with assistance from BU’s Indigenous Peoples’ Centre.

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Wildlife federation pushes for ban on spot-light hunting

Manitoba Wildlife Federation (MWF) has asked to put a ban on spot-lighting for all hunters.

In Manitoba 15 moose have been illegally killed, including some unborn fetuses removed from the cows.

Manitoba moose population had steady numbers with healthy moose herds in the past, but the killings come during an all-time low for the moose population.

“With moose numbers so low in many ...

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