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Walking and talking mental health

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Students from Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College march for mental health awareness on Thursday outside BU on 18th Street.

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Students from Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College march for mental health awareness on Thursday outside BU on 18th Street.

Numbers add up for United Way

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United Way of Brandon and District campaign chair Cam Clark unveils the grand total of $789,552, which narrowly topped the 2014 campaign’s fundraising goal, during the touchdown luncheon at the Victoria Inn on Tuesday.

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United Way of Brandon and District campaign chair Cam Clark unveils the grand total of $789,552, which narrowly topped the 2014 campaign’s fundraising goal, during the touchdown luncheon at the Victoria Inn on Tuesday.

Lights out at 18th and Park

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A light standard fell to the ground after a vehicle crash at the corner of 18th Street and Park Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

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A light standard fell to the ground after a vehicle crash at the corner of 18th Street and Park Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Winter wonderland

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Mitch Rempel leaps through a swing set at Rideau Park while snowboarding with friends on a mild Sunday afternoon after fresh snow fell overnight.

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Mitch Rempel leaps through a swing set at Rideau Park while snowboarding with friends on a mild Sunday afternoon after fresh snow fell overnight.

Snowboard Sunday

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Devon Smith lands a backflip while snowboarding with friends at Rideau Park on a mild Sunday afternoon.

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Devon Smith lands a backflip while snowboarding with friends at Rideau Park on a mild Sunday afternoon.

Beating the blues

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Members of the Sweet Medicine Singers perform at Brandon University’s Evans Theatre on Monday evening. The aboriginal drumming troupe was one of the groups taking part in the Beat the Blues Away event, sponsored by Healthy Brandon’s Mental Well-being Committee, to lift spirits during what can be a gloomy time of the year.

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Members of the Sweet Medicine Singers perform at Brandon University’s Evans Theatre on Monday evening. The aboriginal drumming troupe was one of the groups taking part in the Beat the Blues Away event, sponsored by Healthy Brandon’s Mental Well-being Committee, to lift spirits during what can be a gloomy time of the year.

New Melita dike in works

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There have been no delays to the construction of the Melita dike, which is expected to be completed in October. The project consists of upgrades to existing dikes, plus the construction of a new dike along Highway 3 linking the north and south dikes. The projected cost of the project is $4.5 million. The federal government is contributing close to $2 million, which is being matched by the province. Work recently stopped for the winter.

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There have been no delays to the construction of the Melita dike, which is expected to be completed in October. The project consists of upgrades to existing dikes, plus the construction of a new dike along Highway 3 linking the north and south dikes. The projected cost of the project is $4.5 million. The federal government is contributing close to $2 million, which is being matched by the province. Work recently stopped for the winter.

Address to the Haggis

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John Pratt delivers the “Address to a Haggis,” a poem by Robert Burns, as part of a tradition during the Westman Scottish Association’s annual Robbie Burns Dinner at Sokol Hall on Saturday evening. The famous Scottish poet was born on Jan. 25, and his life and work are celebrated in Scotland and by Scottish expats the world over.

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John Pratt delivers the “Address to a Haggis,” a poem by Robert Burns, as part of a tradition during the Westman Scottish Association’s annual Robbie Burns Dinner at Sokol Hall on Saturday evening. The famous Scottish poet was born on Jan. 25, and his life and work are celebrated in Scotland and by Scottish expats the world over.

Pavilion preview

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Sophia Huang and her cousin Daianna (not shown) perform a traditional chinese dance that translates to The State of Ceremony during a dress rehearsal at Knox United Church on Sunday for performers with the Brandon Chinese Lion Dance Group, who will be hosting the Chinese Pavilion at the upcoming Lieutenant-Governor's Winter Festival.

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Sophia Huang and her cousin Daianna (not shown) perform a traditional chinese dance that translates to The State of Ceremony during a dress rehearsal at Knox United Church on Sunday for performers with the Brandon Chinese Lion Dance Group, who will be hosting the Chinese Pavilion at the upcoming Lieutenant-Governor's Winter Festival.

Sunday symphony

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Actors perform during the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s multimedia performance of “Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 — Beyond the Score” at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Sunday. The series, created by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, weaves together music, theatre and multimedia elements to create a unique symphony experience.

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Actors perform during the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s multimedia performance of “Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 — Beyond the Score” at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Sunday. The series, created by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, weaves together music, theatre and multimedia elements to create a unique symphony experience.

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Westman farmer installed as head of KAP

Dan Mazier, is the new president of the Keystone Agricultural Producers today, making a Westman farmer the head of the farming lobby group.

Mazier, a grains and oilseeds farmer from the Justice area, was acclaimed at the organization’s annual meeting, replacing Doug Chorney, who reached his four-year term limit.

For the last four years, Mazier served as KAP vice-president and he’s also ...

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