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Fall Suppers have become a Manitoba tradition, and we want to make sure you are up to date with all of them in the area!


Sunday Sept 21

Somerset - 4-7pm

Glenella - 4:30-6:30pm

Portage (Masonic Centre) - 4:30-6:30pm


Saturday Sept 27

Lavenham - 4:30-6:30pm

Elie - 5-7pm


Sunday Sept 28

Amaranth - 4-6:30pm


Every Fall there is a whole host of new TV shows that you do not want to miss. Some are hits and others are duds, but either way it's nice to get in on the show at the beginning. I am usually guilty of only picking up a show years after it becomes popular and is on Netflix. Here is your chance to stay ahead of the curve! I know you may like to watch shows on Netflix, the web, and PVR, but there is something about watching a show live. There is a shared sense of community knowing that someone else is watching the same show as you are. That probably is just be a load of media mumbo jumbo, the actual best part of watching live TV is that you won't hear spoilers the next day at work or on Twitter. Some of the new show's I've been hearing a lot of people talking about include Gotham, Flash, and Forever. Here is a list of some the new shows starting this year and when they begin.


A to Z

  • Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 2 at 9/8c

A student of the How I Met Your Mother school of television, A to Z is a romantic comedy that chronicles a relationship from beginning to end, à la 500 Days of SummerMad Men's Ben Feldman stars (with both of his nipples!) as Andrew, a true believer in destiny and romance, whileHIMYM's ever-charming Cristin Milioti plays the object of his affection, Zelda. (A to Z, get it?) Lenora Crichlow, Henry Zebrowski, and Christina Kirk round out the cast.



  • Premieres: Wednesday, Sep. 24 at 9/8c
  • Created by and starring comedian Anthony Anderson, Black-ish explores one man's efforts to establish a cultural identity for his family after he discovers his children don't have one. Anderson stars as man-of-the-house Dre, and Tracee Ellis Ross plays his biracial wife Rainbow; they've got their hands full working and raising kids Zoey, Andre (who prefers to be called Andy and really, really wants a bar mitzvah despite the fact they're not Jewish), and twins Jack and Diane. Hannibal's Laurence Fishburne appears as Dre's father, Pops, and wears velour tracksuits because he's Laurence freaking Fishburne.
The Flash
  • Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 8/7c

The CW's highly anticipated Arrow spin-off stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, who becomes the fastest man alive, aka The Flash, after an explosion at the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator bestows him with superhuman speed. More lighthearted than its parent series, The Flash is set in Central City, where Barry works as a forensic investigator and uses his special power to help fight crime. He's aided in that endeavor by Det. Joe West (Law & Order's Jesse L. Martin), a cop who also serves as Barry's surrogate father; Barry's real father (TV's original Barry Allen, and Dawson Leery's dad, John Wesley Shipp) is in prison for allegedly murdering Barry's mother. Rounding out the cast are Candice Patton as Iris, Joe's daughter and Barry's BFF; Danielle Panabaker and Carlos Valdes as S.T.A.R. Labs scientists Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon; Rick Cosnett as Det. Eddie Thawne; and Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells.




Premieres: Monday, Sep. 22 at 10/9c

Loan Gruffudd stars as New York City medical examiner Henry Morgan, who harbors an unusual secret —he can't die. Working alongside his new partner, Det. Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza), Morgan studies the dead in an effort to discover the mystery of his own immortality. Also, the ladies in the crowd might want to take note: When Morgan dies (and he dies semi-often for some reason), he always comes back naked. Judd Hirsch, Donnie Keshawarz, and Joel David Moore 



  • Premieres: Monday, Sep. 22 at 8/7c

Described as the origin story of future Gotham police commissioner Jim Gordon, Gotham is Fox's effort to get in on TV's comic-book craze.Southland and The O.C. alum Ben McKenzie stars as Gordon, a fresh-faced police detective whose life begins to change when he and his partner, the brash Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), start investigating the murder of the parents of none other than a young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz). However, the noir crime drama isn't just about Gordon's rise through the ranks of Gotham City's PD; it also promises to tell the origin stories of several DC Comics' villains, including Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), and the Riddler (Cory Michael Smith).

For a full list of new shows click here (show descripts and times courtesy of TVguide.com)

To see when you favourite shows start click here


spend or save



Everyone loves a good deal! Check out our list of websites and apps that will help you save a few extra bucks at the register.



Smart Canucks: This is a catch-all blog that keeps you up to date on the latest coupons, promotions and sales. They do all the legwork for you by matching coupons to in-store deals in Extreme Coupon fashion.




Red Flag Deals: This site compiles coupons, flyers and sales in Portage la Prairie and surrounding areas. You can tailor your shopping experience by adding your favourite stores.

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Checkout 51: You can download this app or sign-up for money-saving email notifications. Upload a picture of your receipt to your account. Once you reach over $20 in savings, they'll cut you a cheque.




Save.ca: Flyers, coupons and deals all in one place. You can even make a shopping list on their website to take with you while you shop.

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Groupon: Discounted products and services world-wide.




Web Saver: Sign up for an account to print or save coupons from your favourite brands. There are also links to other websites with coupons.





Flipp: Hate flyers? Wanna save a few more trees while saving money? This app stores all of your favourite flyers in one place – on your phone or tablet. Without a smartphone? Don't worry, you can browse flyers on their website. 



Happy saving!


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Name That Teacher

As kids get ready to head back to school we want them to go back in style. We've got a new contest called Name That Teacher.

Each day we will have a mystery teacher from a different school in the area. Througout the day we will release clues to that persons identity. The first person to call in and guess correctly will win a $20 gift card from Keystone Sports Excellence. They will then qualify for the grand prize, a 16GB ipad mini with cellular ($550) from MTS Connect-Portage!!! The grand prize will be given away Monday Sept 8th.

Clue release time:

7:10 AM

8:50 AM

10:30 AM

12:15 PM


Our first mystery teacher is Mme Bruce from Ecole Crescentview School!

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Day 2 Mystery Teacher: Rob Gamache


Day 3 mystery teacher: Rob Perhura

Rob Perhura

Day 4 Mystery Teacher: Tanya Cote

Tanya Cote

Day 5 Mystery Teacher: Stephanie Brown from LVS

Stephanie Brown

Day 6 Mystery Teacher: Craig Bennet from PCI

Craig Bennet


Congrats Wanda Kopytko on winning an ipad mini with cellular from MTS Connect! Enjoy that amazing prize! 

Lady Who Won iPad