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Music, paint and sweat

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Dancers covered in glow-in-the-dark paint bust a move under the glow of black lights at The Great Western Roadhouse's UV paint party early Saturday morning.

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Dancers covered in glow-in-the-dark paint bust a move under the glow of black lights at The Great Western Roadhouse's UV paint party early Saturday morning.

Sitting through seminars

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Hundreds of municipal officials from across the province take in the closing day of a seminar series hosted by the Association of Manitoba Municipalities at the Keystone Centre on Thursday.

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Hundreds of municipal officials from across the province take in the closing day of a seminar series hosted by the Association of Manitoba Municipalities at the Keystone Centre on Thursday.

Boost for school playground

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Kevin Miller speaks to the audience at Green Acres School’s 50th anniversary celebrations earlier this week alongside his wife Sherri and son Reid, and Brandon School Division trustees Pat Bowslaugh and Marty Snelling. The Millers donated $50,000 toward the school’s new playground structures, helping the project begin construction this summer.

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Kevin Miller speaks to the audience at Green Acres School’s 50th anniversary celebrations earlier this week alongside his wife Sherri and son Reid, and Brandon School Division trustees Pat Bowslaugh and Marty Snelling. The Millers donated $50,000 toward the school’s new playground structures, helping the project begin construction this summer.

Up on the rooftop

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Visitors to the Brandon University observatory braved the chilly temperatures to get a view of Tuesday morning's total lunar eclipse. The planet Mars, seen above and to the right of the moon, was also at its closest to the Earth in its orbit around the Sun.

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Visitors to the Brandon University observatory braved the chilly temperatures to get a view of Tuesday morning's total lunar eclipse. The planet Mars, seen above and to the right of the moon, was also at its closest to the Earth in its orbit around the Sun.

Local Hero Award winner

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RBC regional vice-president Terry Burgess (left) presents the 2014 RBC Local Hero Award to Lon Cullen, CEO of the Dood Cristall Family YMCA in Brandon, during Volunteer Manitoba’s 31st annual volunteer awards on April 9. Cullen was recognized for his long-term commitment to the Food For Thought program, which provides a nutritious breakfast or snack to students as well as the opportunity to learn while helping them overcome barriers, challenges and obstacles on a daily basis. To recognize Cullen’s community contributions, the RBC Foundation provided a $2,500 donation to Food For Thought and a $2,500 donation to Brandon’s YMCA.

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RBC regional vice-president Terry Burgess (left) presents the 2014 RBC Local Hero Award to Lon Cullen, CEO of the Dood Cristall Family YMCA in Brandon, during Volunteer Manitoba’s 31st annual volunteer awards on April 9. Cullen was recognized for his long-term commitment to the Food For Thought program, which provides a nutritious breakfast or snack to students as well as the opportunity to learn while helping them overcome barriers, challenges and obstacles on a daily basis. To recognize Cullen’s community contributions, the RBC Foundation provided a $2,500 donation to Food For Thought and a $2,500 donation to Brandon’s YMCA.

Pedestrian struck

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Emergency personnel help a woman knocked down by a car at 35th Street and Victoria Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.

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Emergency personnel help a woman knocked down by a car at 35th Street and Victoria Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.

Youth gathering

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Dance students from Steppin’ Time Dance Studio kick off the Manitoba Human Rights Dream Youth Conference with a flash mob-style dance at the General Strange Hall at CFB Shilo on Tuesday.

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Dance students from Steppin’ Time Dance Studio kick off the Manitoba Human Rights Dream Youth Conference with a flash mob-style dance at the General Strange Hall at CFB Shilo on Tuesday.

Sign of Spring?

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A snowman heralds the coming of spring in a yard along Queens Avenue East on Monday afternoon.

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A snowman heralds the coming of spring in a yard along Queens Avenue East on Monday afternoon.

Rock 'n' stroll

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Tommy Clearsky walks along 12th Street with his electric guitar on Monday. Clearsky has been playing for several years but needs to replace a string on the instrument.

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Tommy Clearsky walks along 12th Street with his electric guitar on Monday. Clearsky has been playing for several years but needs to replace a string on the instrument.

Seeing green

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Jaxon Brooks checks out a lawnmower as his mother Amy looks on during the 48th annual Brandon Home and Leisure Show at the Keystone Centre on Saturday.

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Jaxon Brooks checks out a lawnmower as his mother Amy looks on during the 48th annual Brandon Home and Leisure Show at the Keystone Centre on Saturday.

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Hamilton throws hat in

Former president of the NDP Brandon-Souris federal riding association Vanessa Hamilton announced this morning her intention to run in the Riverview ward in the upcoming municipal election in Brandon.

“Many people have approached me and encouraged me to run for public office," she said in the press release.

Upon reflection, I do want to invest my time and work hard for the ...

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  • Traffic travels along a rough section of Victoria Avenue, which currently is ranked in the top ten worst roads, on Thursday afternoon.
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  • Traffic stop nets coke and cash

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    Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning about significant spring snowfall on Good Friday in parts of Westman.

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