The Neepawa access channel is now Manitoba's community station. NACTV was recently added to the MTS television package and is now being shown across the province. Bell Expressvu satellite owners will also get the channel before the end of the month.
NACTV was added to the cable and satellite providers because the CRTC is requiring they provide more localized programming options. Station Manager Ivan Traill says they hope to start doing more regional programming.
"We're looking forward to getting some other programming that has to do with promoting Manitoba and rural Manitoba." says Traill. "We will be the one station (on MTS & Bell Expressvu) that actually shows the people in the city a little about rural Manitoba."
Traill, who has been operating NACTV for about 25 years, believes in the station and what it can provide to all the rural areas of the province. He says with this access to additional viewers, they will start looking at expanding its program options to include all of rural Manitoba.
NACTV and representatives with MTS christened their new partnership during the official announcement yesterday in Neepawa. NACTV was added to the MTS several weeks ago and will appear on Bell Expressvu before November 30th.
It's municipal election day in Manitoba. In the City of Portage la Prairie, three candidates are seeking the mayor's chair, while 11 are
The shootings on Parliament Hill today have shocked Canadians across the country. Kelly Saunders, Associate Professor of Political Science
Today's shooting incident on Parliament Hill is resonating across the country. Parliament was in lockdown after a soldier was shot, and i
There are several reports of shots fired near Parliament Hill. Not much is known at this point, although various MPs have been providing u
It's Election Day and the polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 o'clock tonight. PCI teacher James Kostuchuk says it's important for all
Portage la Prairie firefighters were called out three times yesterday. The first call was around 3 in the afternoon, about a two-vehicle
A local Portage Collegiate Institute student had a chance to thank the Portage la Prairie Rotary club for the opportunity of a lifetime. P
The Pink in the Rink fundraiser for breast cancer awareness was an amazing success. The event took place at the Terriers game last Saturd
Residents of health care facilities in Portage la Prairie will have the opportunity to vote at a mobile poll on Tuesday. Senior election o
There's another constable patrolling the streets of Portage la Prairie. Constable Shannon Neff's back as a general duty member, after serv
The Canad Inns Men's Classic came to an exciting end last night at the Portage Curling Club, with Mike McEwen defeating Kevin Koe for the
Winter's almost here and it's time to tune-up your vehicle. Blake Kraeker is service manager at Craig Dunn Chevrolet Buick GMC, an
The residents of St. Ambroise will soon have an easier and more efficient way to obtain water. Kam Blight, reeve of the RM of Portag
Notre Dame is hosting the annual Montreal Canadiens Alumni game on October 25th. The Canadiens will be playing a hand picked local team o
The shelter as it looks now (photos courtesy Jim Young) We haven't seen any real snow yet this fall, but that hasn't stopped members of Por
The Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority is making sure all staff and facilities are prepared to safely handle any cases of ebola t
Community mailboxes continue to concern some residents of Portage la Prairie. Dal Bilkoski lives in Garrioch Creek where t
The "Homes For The Holidays" event in Portage la Prairie is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Representative Sharon Moran says this annua
The Portage District General Hospital's annual gala evening was another success on Friday night. It was a full house at the Glesby Centre
Portage la Prairie residents have had the opportunity to cast their ballots early. Thursday was the advanced poll for the RM and the city,
Portage la Prairie city council continues to discuss the necessity of 24 hour reduced speed limits in the school zone by Ecole Arthur Meig
International curlers are here for the Canad Inns Men's Classic this weekend. Kyle Smith is from Scotland and is enjoying hi
There's no denying the ability of small town residents to rally together, and after this last weekend Graysville is no exception. That fro
A call for volunteers by the Dufferin Historical Society has been answered, in part. The organization issued the plea last month, even goi