Final Weekend For Operation Red Nose

rednose dec182011File Photo: Operation Red Nose vehicle December 2011

Organizers of Operation Red Nose in the Central Plains a expecting the final weekend will be a very busyone.  Coordinator Leo Lapointe says they are already on pace to set new benchmarks for total rides and

He says they have provided 353 rides so far this year and are on pace to surpass last year's results of 417. Lapointe says donations are also up about $2500 dollars compared to last year.  

Lapointe says three teams of three will be on the roads tonight, tomorrow and New Years eve but they could still use a few more volunteers. anyone wishing to help is asked to fill out an application at their local RCMP detachment.

Share This:

  • people ian wishart feb092012 copy copy copy copy copy

    Province Writes Off 110-Million Dollars

    Sunday April 20, 2014

    MLA Ian Wishart The Provincial Government has written off 110-million dollars in unpaid student loans, welfare fraud losses, and lending mo

  • LAWN

    First Lawn and Garden Equipment Show Wraps Up

    Sunday April 20, 2014

    The first ever Lawn and Garden Equipment Show in Portage la Prairie was held yesterday, and the organizer says things went very well for t

  • ross roteliuk apr142014

    Ross Roteliuk Releases New Single

    Sunday April 20, 2014

      A local artist has released his latest single in preparation for a new album that will come out this summer. Ross Roteliuk says h

  • theatre ribboncutting

    Theatre's Final Numbers

    Sunday April 20, 2014

    Carman Collegiate has done the math on its new theatre and it turns out fundraising dollars were only $75 short of the amount on the final

  • people larry maguire flag mar112014

    Maguire Reflects On Flaherty Funeral

    Saturday April 19, 2014

    Brandon-Souris MP Larry Maguire has returned from the state funeral for Jim Flaherty. Hundreds attended the funeral in Toronto on Wednesd

  • people dawn froese jan162013 copy

    Vote For Big Brothers/Big Sisters!

    Saturday April 19, 2014

    Midnight Saturday is the deadline for on-line voting in the MTS "Future First" community grant contest. Dawn Froese, executive director of

  • crops winter wheat17 aug082013

    Winter Wheat Looks Good

    Saturday April 19, 2014

    Despite it being the coldest winter in many years, winter wheat in Manitoba is likely off to a promising start, says the cereal crop speci

  • cruisin copy

    Cruisin' the Plap Gearing Up For Another Year

    Saturday April 19, 2014

    It's almost time once again for Cruisin' the PLAP, which is entering it's second year in Portage la Prairie. Co-coordinator Albert Payett

  • people tyler king dec132012

    Committee Looks At Priorities

    Saturday April 19, 2014

    Since its inception, the Carman Dufferin Age Friendly Committee has accomplished many of the goals it set out for itself.   &nbs

  • places city hall building apr022014

    Spring Cleaning And Construction In Portage la Prairie

    Friday April 18, 2014

    Spring cleaning is underway for the city of Portage la Prairie. Councillor Brent Froese says now that the weather is starting to get a lit


    Local Reaction To Courtroom Camera Decision

    Friday April 18, 2014

    Portage's court hearings are heard at the provincial building in the city Manitoba residents now have a chance to get an inside look at wha

  • AMM logo

    Amalgamation Issues

    Friday April 18, 2014

    An official with the Association of Manitoba Municipalities says some councils are having trouble working out amalgamations. Smaller popul


    Fashion With An Ethical Spin

    Friday April 18, 2014

    Fairly traded coffee, treats, and fashion were in the spotlight, as students at Yellowquill School held their first ever ethical fashion s


    PCI Students Return From Cuba

    Friday April 18, 2014

    Students from PCI have returned from Cuba Students at Portage Collegiate Institute have returned from the trip of a lifetime. The band stud

  • rcmpcar

    Three Arrested After Police Chase

    Friday April 18, 2014

        Three people have been arrested, following an afternoon police chase between Portage and Headingley. According to RCMP, th

  • flavoured-tobacco

    Ban Coming For Flavoured Tobacco?

    Thursday April 17, 2014

      Proposed legislation could ban the sale of flavoured tobacco products The Canadian Cancer Society is applauding proposed legislatio

  • city council ryan espey oct312012. UPDATED PHOTO

    City Council Awards Contract To Commissionaires

    Thursday April 17, 2014

    Portage city council awarded a contract this week to the Manitoba Division of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires.  Councillor Ryan

  • people robyn dicesare april16 2014

    Portage Runner Returns To Boston Marathon

    Thursday April 17, 2014

    A Portage la Prairie teacher who was right in the middle of the Boston Marathon bombing is returning to this years race. Robyn Dicesare of


    Terriers Call On All Alumni

    Thursday April 17, 2014

    Grant Farncombe leads a meeting to gather all former Terriers A call has been put out to all former Portage Terriers. A group of alumni are

  • people ianwishart

    MLA Wants Answers For Family

    Thursday April 17, 2014

    Portage la Prairie MLA Ian Wishart is seeking answers for a family, in the wake of a child's death will under the supervision of Child and

  • fairtradefashion

    Ethical Fashion Show At Yellowquill

    Wednesday April 16, 2014

      Yellowquill School is hosting Portage's first "ethical fashion show" Thursday evening. MCC store manager Kevin Hamm says they've b

  • places new rotary pres april152014

    Next Rotary Club President Ready To Go

    Wednesday April 16, 2014

    The next President of the Portage la Prairie Rotary Club is looking forward to the challenge. Craig Bennet will take over the position fro


    New Provincial Flood Bulletin For April 16th

    Wednesday April 16, 2014

      The operation of the Portage Diversion is slowly increasing. The province is operating it at 5000 cubic feet per second, up from t

  • PEOPLE DAVID SATTLER copy copy copy

    Needed Repairs Underway At PCU Centre

    Wednesday April 16, 2014

    PRRA GM David Sattler The PRRA is making improvements to the energy consumption and ice making capabilities of the PCU Centre arenas. An e

  • skills mb tyson and dominic apr142014

    Gold And Bronze For PCI Students

    Wednesday April 16, 2014

    Tyson Hofer and Dominic Carignan Two PCI students were among the top three winners in last week's "Skills Manitoba" provincial competition

Search Local News Archives