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Highway collision near Minnedosa

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First reponders from the Minnedosa Fire Department and the RCMP work at the scene of a collision on Highway 10 near Minnedosa on Wednesday afternoon.

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First reponders from the Minnedosa Fire Department and the RCMP work at the scene of a collision on Highway 10 near Minnedosa on Wednesday afternoon.

Scaring up some summer thrills

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Children walk along a wall at the downtown Youth Activity Centre during a “Halloween In Summer” party on Tuesday afternoon. The centre is the site of the YAC summer camp for kids, which has been running for 12 years in three locations in the city through the summer months.

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Children walk along a wall at the downtown Youth Activity Centre during a “Halloween In Summer” party on Tuesday afternoon. The centre is the site of the YAC summer camp for kids, which has been running for 12 years in three locations in the city through the summer months.

Artist's work depicts life on the land

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Colleen Granger shows some of the artwork she has created at her home studio south of Brandon on Monday afternoon. Granger bases her works on the life and land she shares with husband Andy, who farms the surrounding area. Granger will be showing some recent works at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba’s new show opening Thursday.

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Colleen Granger shows some of the artwork she has created at her home studio south of Brandon on Monday afternoon. Granger bases her works on the life and land she shares with husband Andy, who farms the surrounding area. Granger will be showing some recent works at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba’s new show opening Thursday.

Lending a helping hand with harvest

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Jeff Wheeler drives a combine as he helps out friend Andy Granger with the wheat harvest on Monday. Granger occasionally enlists the help of friends to reap the bounty of 3,400 acres near the Brandon Hills.

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Jeff Wheeler drives a combine as he helps out friend Andy Granger with the wheat harvest on Monday. Granger occasionally enlists the help of friends to reap the bounty of 3,400 acres near the Brandon Hills.

Floating fun on Clear Lake

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Outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of the nice weather on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park on Saturday afternoon.

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Outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of the nice weather on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park on Saturday afternoon.

Old school battle

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Nico Koch, left, and James Welbourne practice sword battles as they would have taken place in medieval Viking times in Rideau Park earlier this week. The men are members of the re-enactment group Sons of Lugh and meet twice a month to learn about the culture of northern European warriors.

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Nico Koch, left, and James Welbourne practice sword battles as they would have taken place in medieval Viking times in Rideau Park earlier this week. The men are members of the re-enactment group Sons of Lugh and meet twice a month to learn about the culture of northern European warriors.

Camping days of yore

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Manitoba Muzzle Loaders members sit out a rain shower during the Pine Fort Days Rendezvous Camp at Spruce Woods Provincial Park on Friday afternoon. Pine Fort Days is being celebrated all weekend at Spruce Woods with a variety of events, including a fire-starting demo, a trade blanket display, a fur trader fashion show and a candlelit tour of the Rendezvous Camp, where re-enactors with the Manitoba Muzzle Loaders will be camped all weekend.

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Manitoba Muzzle Loaders members sit out a rain shower during the Pine Fort Days Rendezvous Camp at Spruce Woods Provincial Park on Friday afternoon. Pine Fort Days is being celebrated all weekend at Spruce Woods with a variety of events, including a fire-starting demo, a trade blanket display, a fur trader fashion show and a candlelit tour of the Rendezvous Camp, where re-enactors with the Manitoba Muzzle Loaders will be camped all weekend.

Rodeo in Virden

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Monty Koopman of Consul, Saskatchewan holds on and spurs during the Bareback bronc riding event at the Virden Indoor Rodeo & Wild West Daze on Saturday evening.

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Monty Koopman of Consul, Saskatchewan holds on and spurs during the Bareback bronc riding event at the Virden Indoor Rodeo & Wild West Daze on Saturday evening.

Boo in the Park

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Katrina Lang visits with a skeleton while volunteering with the Friends of Riding Mountain National Park during Boo in the Park on Saturday afternoon.

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Katrina Lang visits with a skeleton while volunteering with the Friends of Riding Mountain National Park during Boo in the Park on Saturday afternoon.

Woods in the Wheat City

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Donovan Woods performs in Princess Park in the Summer Lights Concert Series on Thursday evening. The Sarnia, Ont., native was the final performer of the season in the music series, which was assisted by Manitoba Music.

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Donovan Woods performs in Princess Park in the Summer Lights Concert Series on Thursday evening. The Sarnia, Ont., native was the final performer of the season in the music series, which was assisted by Manitoba Music.

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Snowmobiler acquitted in fatal crash near Virden

A man who was charged in connection with a fatal snowmobile collision has been acquitted of dangerous driving causing death.

Justice Sandra Zinchuk concluded that, in the end, the collision that killed Kevin Wadham was an accident.

“There is no doubt that the results of Mr. Tourond’s actions were tragic,” Zinchuk said. “However, I am not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that ...

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