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Teen Runaways

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"Jane" reads from her journal. She has always been interested in journaling and in them she has captured her fight against addiction. She estimates she ran away at least 50 times. But now, after attending rehab, she hasn't run in three months.

Cruisin' crowd

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Visitors along Rosser Avenue take in sights of classic cars during the monthly Cruisin’ the Dub hosted by the Brandon and Area Car Enthusiasts on Thursday.

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Visitors along Rosser Avenue take in sights of classic cars during the monthly Cruisin’ the Dub hosted by the Brandon and Area Car Enthusiasts on Thursday.

Voting questions? Come see Joni

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Joni Swidnicki, the Elections Canada returning officer for Brandon-Souris, and her staff can help answer your voting questions through her office at The Town Centre.

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Joni Swidnicki, the Elections Canada returning officer for Brandon-Souris, and her staff can help answer your voting questions through her office at The Town Centre.

Seed collector

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A blue jay, missing its headfeathers, carts a few snacking seeds while perched along Sixth Street recently.

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A blue jay, missing its headfeathers, carts a few snacking seeds while perched along Sixth Street recently.

Two-vehicle crash on Victoria

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Brandon Fire and Emergency Services responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 34th Street and Victoria Avenue on Tuesday afternoon that sent at least one to hospital with unknown injuries. The Brandon Police Service is investigating.

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Brandon Fire and Emergency Services responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 34th Street and Victoria Avenue on Tuesday afternoon that sent at least one to hospital with unknown injuries. The Brandon Police Service is investigating.

Taking a gander around the neighbourhood

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Canadian geese mill about near a retention pond in Brandon’s south end on Monday.

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Canadian geese mill about near a retention pond in Brandon’s south end on Monday.

Hammer time

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A construction worker examines a hammer stapler closely as he puts up poly in a subdivision south of Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School. Days are getting shorter as the prime construction season is starting to come to an end.

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A construction worker examines a hammer stapler closely as he puts up poly in a subdivision south of Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School. Days are getting shorter as the prime construction season is starting to come to an end.

Rolling through the shadows

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Sunlight through the trees cast shadows on Eric Hamm and Britney McNamee as they bike on a path along 34th Street on Monday. Those shadows are becoming fewer and fewer as leaves have started to turn and begun to fall in the city with summer drawing to a close.

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Sunlight through the trees cast shadows on Eric Hamm and Britney McNamee as they bike on a path along 34th Street on Monday. Those shadows are becoming fewer and fewer as leaves have started to turn and begun to fall in the city with summer drawing to a close.

Equine assessment

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Paige Dueck of Kleefeld stands before one of the judges during a Hunter class competition at the Manitoba Light Horse Association’s 2015 All Breed Challenge show at the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence on Sunday.

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Paige Dueck of Kleefeld stands before one of the judges during a Hunter class competition at the Manitoba Light Horse Association’s 2015 All Breed Challenge show at the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence on Sunday.

Mural of remembrance

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Ruth Martin works on a mural paying homage to military veterans at the Souris branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Wednesday evening. Martin first started on the sprawling work of art last fall and sometimes is helped by her granddaughter and usually accompanied by her dog Sam.

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Ruth Martin works on a mural paying homage to military veterans at the Souris branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Wednesday evening. Martin first started on the sprawling work of art last fall and sometimes is helped by her granddaughter and usually accompanied by her dog Sam.

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The Runaways

In a photo hanging on the wall of a pleasant west-end home, a pretty girl with a bright smile wears a sparkling tiara and a pink dress with butterfly wings.

Her grandmother says her special girl used to love to dress up like a princess.

“She was a very sweet child, just absolutely sweet,” the grandmother says.

About 10 years after that photo ...

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