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Holiday Train arrives in Wheat City

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The CP Holiday Train lights up the Assiniboine River as it passes near Crow’s General Store in Brandon’s far east end on Saturday night. The train’s appearance in the Wheat City, part of a coast-to-coast journey heading westward, helped drum up donations for the Samaritan House food bank.

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The CP Holiday Train lights up the Assiniboine River as it passes near Crow’s General Store in Brandon’s far east end on Saturday night. The train’s appearance in the Wheat City, part of a coast-to-coast journey heading westward, helped drum up donations for the Samaritan House food bank.

Festive gathering

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Diego Garcia hands out scones at a Christmas sale and tea at St. Matthew’s Cathedral on Saturday afternoon.

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Diego Garcia hands out scones at a Christmas sale and tea at St. Matthew’s Cathedral on Saturday afternoon.

First time in the snow

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Davia-Kae Johnson and sister Kaeda-Neille build their first snowman earlier this week after the season’s first snowfall. The sisters emigrated from Jamaica and this week marked the first time in their lives they’d seen snow.

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Davia-Kae Johnson and sister Kaeda-Neille build their first snowman earlier this week after the season’s first snowfall. The sisters emigrated from Jamaica and this week marked the first time in their lives they’d seen snow.

Afternoon trek to 'Madagascar'

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Cast members of DI Productions presentation of “Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr.” perform for students during a matinee at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Thursday. The musical runs until Saturday.

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Cast members of DI Productions presentation of “Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr.” perform for students during a matinee at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on Thursday. The musical runs until Saturday.

Equipment mishap

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A City of Brandon crew working on a water main off Parker Boulevard and 12th Street North had a mishap with their equipment due to heavy moisture in the ground.

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A City of Brandon crew working on a water main off Parker Boulevard and 12th Street North had a mishap with their equipment due to heavy moisture in the ground.

Keeping an eye on things

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Third Marc Kennedy of Kevin Koe’s team eyes his throw during Koe’s afternoon draw against John Epping at the Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling at Westman Place on Wednesday.

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Third Marc Kennedy of Kevin Koe’s team eyes his throw during Koe’s afternoon draw against John Epping at the Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling at Westman Place on Wednesday.

Slippery slope

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Carson Karewash gets a running start while sledding with friends from the hill on the side of the 18th Street overpass as rush-hour traffic makes its way along 18th at dusk on Wednesday.

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Carson Karewash gets a running start while sledding with friends from the hill on the side of the 18th Street overpass as rush-hour traffic makes its way along 18th at dusk on Wednesday.

Ready to rock at the Keystone

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Skip Mike McEwen throws a rock during his team’s practice at Westman Place on Tuesday in advance of the Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, which gets underway today and runs through Sunday.

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Skip Mike McEwen throws a rock during his team’s practice at Westman Place on Tuesday in advance of the Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, which gets underway today and runs through Sunday.

Dashing through the snow

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A jogger makes her way along 10th Street in Brandon amid flurries on Tuesday afternoon.

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A jogger makes her way along 10th Street in Brandon amid flurries on Tuesday afternoon.

Check your head

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Marilyn Hardy works on some of the costumes for the upcoming stage production of “Madagascar” on Sunday afternoon. The musical, put on by Dance Images, starts Thursday with performances through the weekend at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium.

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Marilyn Hardy works on some of the costumes for the upcoming stage production of “Madagascar” on Sunday afternoon. The musical, put on by Dance Images, starts Thursday with performances through the weekend at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium.

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First Nations won't remain silent on pipelines

The Dakota Access pipeline may not drill under a Missouri River reservoir called Lake Oahe, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declared on Sunday, denying an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

While the decision will directly affect the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which has been fighting against the pipeline tooth and nail, Manitoba First ...

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    A bust in which police found crack cocaine and a shotgun and shells in a car began when the driver failed to use his turn signals, the Crown alleges.

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    The City of Brandon will drive up the fees at Wheat City Golf Course for the 2017 season, in an effort to get back to competitive rates.

  • Tom Jackson opens the Brandon show of the Huron Carole at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium in this December 2014 photo. The Huron Carole is at the WMCA tonight. (File)

    Huron Carole returns to WMCA

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