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.
The RCMP have released more information about two people who died yesterday in a collision with a semi-trailer west of Portage la Prairie.
New legislation set to take effect in Manitoba at the end of this month will ban the sale of tobacco from vending machines and from stores
Two reports are out regarding municipal amalgamation in Manitoba. New research by Brandon University into the amalgamation of rural munic
Tonight sees a combination of contemporary and traditional aboriginal music at the William Glesby Centre in Portage la Prairie. Den
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City Councillor Diane Stasiuk Portage City Councillor Diane Stasiuk and a few other members of the Portage la Prairie City Council wil
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The RM of Bifrost has finalized this year's budget. Reeve Harold Foster explains most things have basically remained the same from
The Mural Art Project for the Portage Family Resource Centre is coming along quite nicely. That from Constable Shannon Neff, who's b
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