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In wheel trouble

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No one was hurt when a front wheel suddenly fell off a vehicle driving downtown during the noon hour on Thursday. Police reduced traffic to one lane in front of the Town Centre while the vehicle was put back in driving condition. Apparently, the wheels had just been changed, and the lug nuts had come loose.

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No one was hurt when a front wheel suddenly fell off a vehicle driving downtown during the noon hour on Thursday. Police reduced traffic to one lane in front of the Town Centre while the vehicle was put back in driving condition. Apparently, the wheels had just been changed, and the lug nuts had come loose.

Key assist for men’s health

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The captain of the Wheat Kings, Peter Quenneville, sporting his Movember look, carries a plate of food during the Tip-AWheat King event. Proceeds will go to the Canadian Hockey League’s Movember campaign in support of men’s health.

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The captain of the Wheat Kings, Peter Quenneville, sporting his Movember look, carries a plate of food during the Tip-AWheat King event. Proceeds will go to the Canadian Hockey League’s Movember campaign in support of men’s health.

Singers go a-wassailing

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The Neelin Girls Chamber Choir performs during the Neelin Choirs’ Winter Wassail concert at Knox United Church on Wednesday night. Concertgoers were entertained with performances from the Boys Chamber Choir, Neelin Concert Choir and Manitoba Youth Choir.

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The Neelin Girls Chamber Choir performs during the Neelin Choirs’ Winter Wassail concert at Knox United Church on Wednesday night. Concertgoers were entertained with performances from the Boys Chamber Choir, Neelin Concert Choir and Manitoba Youth Choir.

Bowled over at ceramics sale

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Brandon University faculty member Rosanne Gasse, right, with the department of English and creative writing, looks over ceramic bowls being sold by Alexis Ironside and Angie Nor Addin during the Clay Club’s ceramic bowl sale on Wednesday in the Knowles Douglas Mingling Area at the university. Proceeds from the purchase of the bowls go to students in the ceramics program as well as toward ceramics program events.

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Brandon University faculty member Rosanne Gasse, right, with the department of English and creative writing, looks over ceramic bowls being sold by Alexis Ironside and Angie Nor Addin during the Clay Club’s ceramic bowl sale on Wednesday in the Knowles Douglas Mingling Area at the university. Proceeds from the purchase of the bowls go to students in the ceramics program as well as toward ceramics program events.

Junkyard fire

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Fire crews from Wawanesa and Souris as well as workers from 2&10 Metal Recycling yard battle a blaze amongst the scrap metal in the yard bordering Highway 10 at the Highway 2 turnoff on Wednesday.

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Fire crews from Wawanesa and Souris as well as workers from 2&10 Metal Recycling yard battle a blaze amongst the scrap metal in the yard bordering Highway 10 at the Highway 2 turnoff on Wednesday.

Driving to the net

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Rihards Bukarts of the Brandon Wheat Kings and Isaac Schacher of the Saskatoon Blades both try to scoop up the puck in front of Blades goalie Trevor Martin during Western Hockey League action at Westman Place on Tuesday evening. The Blades beat the Wheat Kings 5-4 in overtime.

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Rihards Bukarts of the Brandon Wheat Kings and Isaac Schacher of the Saskatoon Blades both try to scoop up the puck in front of Blades goalie Trevor Martin during Western Hockey League action at Westman Place on Tuesday evening. The Blades beat the Wheat Kings 5-4 in overtime.

Twin team work

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Twin brothers Kier Oleson, left, and Mikhail Oleson work together to clear away the skiff of snow that fell on the sidewalk and their neighbour’s walkway on Third Street on Tuesday afternoon.

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Twin brothers Kier Oleson, left, and Mikhail Oleson work together to clear away the skiff of snow that fell on the sidewalk and their neighbour’s walkway on Third Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Band of brothers

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Brad and Curtis Rempel take to the stage at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium for the opening song of a concert by their band, High Valley, on Monday evening. The brothers, originally from Blumenort, Alta., are bringing their mix of country, bluegrass and gospel across Canada as part of their County Line tour.

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Brad and Curtis Rempel take to the stage at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium for the opening song of a concert by their band, High Valley, on Monday evening. The brothers, originally from Blumenort, Alta., are bringing their mix of country, bluegrass and gospel across Canada as part of their County Line tour.

Taking flight

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A chickadee alights from a feeder on a chilly Monday afternoon along 12th Street. It and other birds will need all the feed they can get with temperatures taking a dive through the rest of the week.

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A chickadee alights from a feeder on a chilly Monday afternoon along 12th Street. It and other birds will need all the feed they can get with temperatures taking a dive through the rest of the week.

Cool tunes

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Wayne Twerdochlib plays a tune outside a shop at the Corral Centre on a chilly Monday afternoon. Twerdochlib, who’s been singing all his life, recently started making music again after having an earlier guitar stolen.

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Wayne Twerdochlib plays a tune outside a shop at the Corral Centre on a chilly Monday afternoon. Twerdochlib, who’s been singing all his life, recently started making music again after having an earlier guitar stolen.

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Local doc censured after baby death

A longtime Brandon pediatrician has been censured following the death of one infant and an unnecessary liver transplant in another.

Dr. Emmett Elves failed to “recognize his limitations” in treating the two, says the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.

According to the college’s official censure — which amounts to a public warning — Dr. Elves incorrectly diagnosed a newborn’s digestive ...

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