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  • MCC To Host Big Brothers Big Sisters Day

    Big Brothers Big Sisters staff and volunteers are excited to partner with MCC Thrift Shop for the first ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Day next week. Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Dawn Froese notes this is the first time they have partnered w...
  • Potato Fest Ladies Night Tickets Available

    Tickets are now available for the Portage Potato Festival 2nd Annual Ladies Night. Co-Chair Nadine Birston says the evening, set for April 21st, will feature a variety of activities, vendors and entertainment. She says the community has jumped on board fo...
  • Early Start to Golf Season

    Portage la Prairie golfers are able to hit the links a lot earlier than usual.  The warmer than average March has allowed for the earliest start on record for the Southport Golf Course. Owner and Manager Kevin Muir says they were able to get up and r...
  • MPI Hosts Rethink Road Safety Youth Video Contest

    FROM MPI: Distracted driving contributes to nearly 1 in 4 fatal collisions in Manitoba. Young drivers (ages 16 to 24) account for 18% of all collisions on Manitoba roads, but are involved in nearly 30% of those collisions that involve distracted driving.Y...
  • Money Mart Manager Incorporates Treat Week

    Branch Manager Anne RichardsonA local business manager is celebrating a milestone of service with their own way to show customer appreciation....
  • Accident At Saskatchewan & 12th.

    Traffic along Saskatchewan Avenue slowed down to a crawl for a time Friday afternoon due to an auto accident. One of the vehicles involved was stuck at the intersection of Saskatchewan and 12th Street W for an extended period of time, delaying vehicles.&n...
  • Quit Smoking Contest

    The Manitoba Lung Association says quitting smoking in May could literally pay off.  The group is partnering with the province for the second annual Manitoba Quits Contest. Association Spokesperson Jo-Anne Douglas says any person over the age over 18...
  • Wanted Man Turns Himself In

    The search is over for Portage la Prairie R.C.M.P. in their effort to track down a wanted man.  Evan McFarlane Freed has turned himself into the detachment.  The warrant for his arrest was executed and he has already made an appearance in court ...
  • Toews: Budget Will Keep Canada Strong

    Provencher MP Vic Toews says the Federal Government is staying true to its word to eliminate the deficit by 2015.  As part of that, Thursday's budget contained billions in cuts to government spending and the elimination of close to 20,000 federal jo...
  • Taxpayers Group Wants More Aggressive Budget

    Colin Craig of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says the cuts could of been deeper in Ottawa's latest budget. Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has handed down the details, which include a 10% cut to funding to the C...
  • Enter Your Pet Now

    The clock is ticking towards the deadline to submit your pet's photo for next years calendar.  The Portage Animal Welfare Society is printing the 2013 Animal Lovers Calendar and your pet could be Mr. or Ms. October....
  • Hoeppner Reacts To New Budget

                           Portage-Lisgar M.P. Candice HoeppnerPortage-Lisgar MP Candice Hoeppner says the federal budget makes some bold moves in an...
  • Central Plains Challenge Walk Launches New Website

    Board and Marketing Committee member Lucy HarrisOrganizers of the Central Plains Challenge Walk are excited to launch their new re-vamped website. Board and Marketing Committee member Lucy Harris says they're really excited to have re-done the entire webs...
  • Role Of MB Housing In Portage La Prairie

    Manitoba Housing District Manager Scott LawrenceManitoba Housing is doing what it can to clear up some of the misconceptions people may have about them.  District Manager Scott Lawrence discussed the departments purpose and ongoing efforts with membe...
  • Natural Gas Service Expansion In R.M.

    Centra Gas is expanding its service borders in the rural municiaplity of Portage la Prairie. The utility recently asked the R.M. Council if it could extend its franchise agreement to include the whole municipality. The council has agreed to the request. R...
  • Spring Breezes, Spring Sneezes

    Spring has official sprung and along with it allergy season. Dr. Denis Fortier Vice President of Medical Services for the Central RHA says it's common to see an increase of cases at this time of year. Fortier notes clinics, emergency rooms, and walk ...
  • William Glesby Centre Thankful For Support

    Craig Dunn receives a $1,000 cheque from Tammy Hammersley and the Portage CO-OPThe William Glesby Centre received a boost from two local organizations yesterday afternoon. Glesby Centre Fundraising Chair Craig Dunn says the funds are welcomed and they are...
  • Federal Budget Highlights

    As expected by many Canadians, today's federal budget contained spending cuts as the Conservative government attempts to reign in the deficit. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says the cuts will be worth $5.2 billion by 2015.Highlights from today's budget in...
  • Flood Update Positive For Central Plains

    People across the Central Plains likely won't need many of these this year.Manitoba Water Stewardship is optimistic the Central Plains is due for a fairly positive spring. In their latest flood update, they suggest the 2012 run off occurred early and is c...
  • Fallout From Federal Budget?

                             Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.Will there be political fallout from Thursday's federal budget for the c...