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    Manitoba Conservation Responds To Jackfish Concerns

    Thursday January 29, 2015

    Manitoba Conservation says the challenges facing the commercial ice fishing industry on Lake Manitoba aren't necessarily caused by the Jac

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    Mayor Says Portage's Drinking Water Supply Is Safe

    Wednesday January 28, 2015

    This week's boil water advisory in Winnipeg may have you wondering about the safety of our own water supply here in Portage la Prairie. Ma

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    Oakville Curling Club Raising Funds

    Wednesday January 28, 2015

    Major fundraising is underway for a capital project at the Oakville Curling Club. Secretary-Treasurer Karen Olafson says their ice plant h

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    Icy Roads Cause Accident

    Wednesday January 28, 2015

    Roads in southern Manoitoba were slippery this morning, and around 6:45, a crane truck on the Trans Canada Highway was a victim. The RCMP

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    Big Plans For Portage Parks

    Wednesday January 28, 2015

    The North End Parks Committee has big plans for Portage la Prairie. City council's allocated $27,000 in their 2015 budget for north end pa

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    Rising Concern For RM Flood Levels & Property Elevation

    Tuesday January 27, 2015

    With recent flood concerns, the Portage la Prairie Planning District is requesting the RM of Portage la Prairie to update land bylaws. De

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    Liberals Acclaim First Candidate For 2016 Election

    Tuesday January 27, 2015

    The Manitoba Liberals have found their candidate for the Interlake constituency. Jamal Abas says while this is his first time as a candida

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    119 Portage Kids Love To Skate

    Tuesday January 27, 2015

    The final Canadian Tire Jumpstart I Love to Skate program of the winter has come to an end. They held their wrap up on Saturday, as the th

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    Arrest Made In 2013 Sexual Assault Case

    Tuesday January 27, 2015

    A Portage la Prairie man is facing a wide variety of charges in connection with a sexual assault case report on September 15, 2013. Portag

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    Westlake-Gladstone Synching By-laws

    Tuesday January 27, 2015

    Another amalgamation item has been checked off the list for the Municipality of Westlake-Gladstone. They focusing on synching their by-law

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    Contract Awarded For Island Park Bridge Conceptual Designs

    Tuesday January 27, 2015

    Portage la Prairie city council's moving forward with the Island Park Bridge project. During last night's council meeting, they awarded th

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    Semi-trailer Fire On By-pass

    Tuesday January 27, 2015

    Portage la Prairie RCMP and firefighters were called out around 5 this morning, to deal with a semi-trailer fire on the Portage by-pass.

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    MLA Says No Easy Fix For Fishing Woes

    Tuesday January 27, 2015

    The MLA for Portage la Prairie says there's no quick fix for the increasing population of jackfish on Lake Manitoba. Ian Wishart's respond

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    Tourism Round Table In February

    Tuesday January 27, 2015

    Neepawa Mayor Adrian De Groot There will be a round table meeting with town council members from around the province in February. The meeti

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    Golden Scissors Award Announced

    Monday January 26, 2015

    Last week saw the Canadian Federation of Independent Business hand out its Golden Scissors Award for 2015. It's for the government offici

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    Don't Just Rock, Read Around the Clock

    Monday January 26, 2015

    "Read Around the Clock" is the theme for Family Literacy Day this week at the Portage Regional Library.   Lori Mackedenski is childr

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    Gladstone Construction Incentive Repealed

    Monday January 26, 2015

    A nine year-old bylaw in Gladstone has been repealed since recent municipal amalgamation. Mayor David Single of the Municipality of

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    Art Grants Now Opened To All Area Youth Groups

    Monday January 26, 2015

    The Portage District Arts Council is expanding their ArtsSmarts grant program outside of schools. Lori Blight is executive director with

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    Collision Injures Two

    Monday January 26, 2015

    Headingley RCMP and EMS were called out around 6 this morning to a two-vehicle collision on PR 334. The police say they met head-on, resu

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    Portage Credit Union CEO Talks Bank Of Canada Rate Cut

    Monday January 26, 2015

    The Bank of Canada's decision to cut overnight lending rates by a quarter of a per cent may not have much impact on consumers. That's acco

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