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Get in the hole

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Barb Coulter of Brandon makes a shot competing in the women’s division at the annual Tamarack golf tournament at the Clear Lake Golf Course on Monday morning.

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Barb Coulter of Brandon makes a shot competing in the women’s division at the annual Tamarack golf tournament at the Clear Lake Golf Course on Monday morning.

Time for me to fly

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A seagull takes off from the dock at the Clear Lake Golf Course on Monday morning.

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A seagull takes off from the dock at the Clear Lake Golf Course on Monday morning.

Digging deep

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Work crews dig a hole in the sidewalk at Sixth Street and Rosser Avenue on Monday afternoon. Construction season is well underway in Brandon and Westman.

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Work crews dig a hole in the sidewalk at Sixth Street and Rosser Avenue on Monday afternoon. Construction season is well underway in Brandon and Westman.

Fresh coat

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Cory Patterson puts a fresh coat of paint onto the flagpoles at the local Superstore centre, Thursday afternoon. The provincial and national flags are also being replaced with the upkeep.

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Cory Patterson puts a fresh coat of paint onto the flagpoles at the local Superstore centre, Thursday afternoon. The provincial and national flags are also being replaced with the upkeep.

Dubs at the lake

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More than 50 vehicles from as far away as Dryden, Ont. to Redvers, Sask. Fargo, ND were shown off during the inaugural Dubs at the Lake Volkswagen meet up in Killarney this weekend.

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More than 50 vehicles from as far away as Dryden, Ont. to Redvers, Sask. Fargo, ND were shown off during the inaugural Dubs at the Lake Volkswagen meet up in Killarney this weekend.

Playground taking shape

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Kevin Doerksen walks amid the support structures of a new playground under construction at Green Acres School on Thursday. The school’s parent council raised funds for the construction, with some parents toiling in the hot sun to set it up.

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Kevin Doerksen walks amid the support structures of a new playground under construction at Green Acres School on Thursday. The school’s parent council raised funds for the construction, with some parents toiling in the hot sun to set it up.

Hitting the right notes

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Members of the Hobknobbers band entertain the audience in Stanley Park on Wednesday afternoon. The outing was organized by Prairie Mountain Health as part of an ongoing series of community activities.

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Members of the Hobknobbers band entertain the audience in Stanley Park on Wednesday afternoon. The outing was organized by Prairie Mountain Health as part of an ongoing series of community activities.

Carrying the baton for fallen soldiers

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Pte. Mark Brushett (right) with the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry holds a memorial baton on Aug. 10 at Edmonton Garrison, where thousands of visitors witnessed the official launch of the Memorial Baton Relay team. Brushett and 50 other soldiers are running with a baton containing the names of 1,866 PPCLI members who have fallen in active service to Canada. The MBR team is retracing the symbolic route taken by the Originals as they marshalled for service in 1914 on the eve of the First World War. They arrive in Brandon on Aug. 25 to participate in an event at Brandon Veterans Memorial, and the mayor will read a proclamation declaring the week of Aug. 24-30 to be PPCLI Memorial Week.

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Pte. Mark Brushett (right) with the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry holds a memorial baton on Aug. 10 at Edmonton Garrison, where thousands of visitors witnessed the official launch of the Memorial Baton Relay team. Brushett and 50 other soldiers are running with a baton containing the names of 1,866 PPCLI members who have fallen in active service to Canada. The MBR team is retracing the symbolic route taken by the Originals as they marshalled for service in 1914 on the eve of the First World War. They arrive in Brandon on Aug. 25 to participate in an event at Brandon Veterans Memorial, and the mayor will read a proclamation declaring the week of Aug. 24-30 to be PPCLI Memorial Week.

Scooting past

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A boy on a scooter wheels past firefighters responding to a minor car accident at Ninth Street and Louise Avenue on Wednesday.

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A boy on a scooter wheels past firefighters responding to a minor car accident at Ninth Street and Louise Avenue on Wednesday.

In training

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Sharra Sage rides alongside a young bison in an enclosure at Thunderbird Horse Center south of Brandon on Tuesday. The bison is used to train horses to work with cattle.

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Sharra Sage rides alongside a young bison in an enclosure at Thunderbird Horse Center south of Brandon on Tuesday. The bison is used to train horses to work with cattle.

Top Story

Airport expansion ready for takeoff

It was long expected, but no less welcome, when the federal government announced this afternoon that it would pick up a one-third share of Brandon's airport terminal expansion.

Both the city and province announced months ago that they would share the other two-thirds of the nearly $8.8 million project, which should expand the terminal at McGill Field to accommodate at least ...

Top Breaking News

  • Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris officially opens the Goodlands port of entry with CBSA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.

    Westman border crossings get upgrades

    Significant upgrades at three border crossings in southwest Manitoba were unveiled Tuesday, after each one got $5.5 million in new facilities.

  • Driver fined for fatal crash

    A man who fell asleep at the wheel, ran a stop sign and killed a man and woman who were riding a motorcycle has been fined a total of $8,000 and banned from driving for two years.

  • Mounties investigate suspicious death

    Manitoba Mounties have confirmed that they consider the death of a man at the Rolling River First Nation suspicious.

  • Mosquito numbers remain low in Brandon.

    Mosquito counts stay low

    The latest mosquito counts in Brandon are low.

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