Over the past year, the Canadian Mental Health Association in Portage has seen a good number of expansions to their programs. Executive Director Leisa Miness says they have a new program running every Wednesday nights known as "Women Empowering Learning and Living (WELL)."
"What it is, it's for women who maybe don't want to go hang out in the coffee shops, certainly don't want to go to the bars, but they need to connect with other people and peers... To spend some time doing some self help and getting themselves better and making sure they maintain their good mental health."
She adds another big highlight of the year was the opening of their new complex. Located on 1st and Fisher the building has been at full capacity since the doors opened back in May of 2012. She says it speaks to the lack of housing here in Portage, adding they could probably built two or three more houses and have them filled.
Yesterday was Treaty Day on Long Plain First Nation. Chief Dennis Meeches says this is an important day not just for Long Plain but for Ma
Portage la Prairie emergency crews were called out around 1 o'clock this morning to deal with a single vehicle accident east of the city.
Daycare centres in Portage la Prairie are benefiting from the generosity of a local business. Enns Brothers Branch Manager Gary Bohn says
You might want to exercise some extra caution if you're heading to the cottage today for the start of the long weekend. MPI spokesperson B
Portage la Prairie had a chance to get an up close look at the Stanley Cup today. Los Angeles Kings Equipment Manager Darren Grang
The RBC in Portage is hosting a fundraising BBQ on Friday. Branch manager Guy Moffat says they like to have client appreciation events eve
A spokesperson with the Portage Fire Fighters Union is commending the provincial government for taking a closer look at post-traumatic str
Hazy sky conditions in Portage la Prairie this morning made for an unusual looking sunrise. The sun was partially obscured, giving it an
The Portage Rotary Club took up a collection for the Salvation Army at its regular luncheon this week. President Craig Bennet says with Ca
A partnership between Red River College Portage Campus and Apprenticeship Manitoba aims to introduce young aboriginals to skilled trades.
The PC Party of Manitoba had some flood prevention suggestions for the Manitoba government Tuesday, as Leader Brian Pallister unveiled the
A large crowd made its way to the Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin over the weekend, as the town hosted the 60th annual Manitoba Thr
Everyone's enjoying the warm, dry weather we have in southern Manitoba right now, including this pelican. He or she was perched on these
The Portage & District Chamber of Commerce is adding its voice to the Assiniboine River flood issue. President Dave Omichinski says th
Despite the uneven weather this summer, many crops in the Portage area are doing well. Curtis Sims, who farms near MacGregor, says the win
As we head into August, the thermometer may finally begin rising into the high twenties or low thirties. The onset of hotter weather means
The Portage la Prairie Rotary Club welcomed a very special guest today to their weekly luncheon. Future Canadian Astronaut Lieutenant-Colo
A 69-year-old man from Carberry has died following a collision on Highway 10 south of Brandon. The accident occured at approximate
A local veterinarian has a few words of advice for pet owners now that some hot weather has finally arrived in the Central Plains.
The Portage la Prairie School Division is busy with its summer renovations.Supervisor of Operations Tom Henry says crews are repla
File photo Children between ages of 9-13 can now learn about what it's like to be a business owner. This will be the first year Community
Neepawa was in full bloom this past weekend, as the town hosted their 18th annual Lily Festival. Festival-goers had an opportunity to par
A Canadian Astronaut is the guest speaker at this week's Rotary luncheon in Portage la Prairie. Lieutenant-Colonel Jeremy Hansen has bee
Residents along Lake Manitoba are dealing with significant water levels at the moment, thanks to recent rain and winds. That's from Lake M
RCMP are investigating a recent auto accident on the Trans-Canada Highway, near Portage la Prairie. A police official says the early inves