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    COPP & RCMP Set To Host 8th Annual Golf Tournament

    Monday September 01, 2014

    This Thursday the Portage Citizens On Patrol and the RCMP Portage detachment will once again team up for their annual golf tournament to r

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    New Limits For School Speed Zones

    Monday September 01, 2014

    A new school speed zone by-law comes into effect today in Portage la Prairie. Inspector Ron Russell from the Portage RCMP detachment says

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    Red River Portage Ready For Start To New School Year

    Monday September 01, 2014

    Lori Grenkow As elementary and high schools begin to start classes this week, the Red River College Portage la Prairie campus is also prepa

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    Cold And Snowy Winter Lies Ahead

    Monday September 01, 2014

    If you recall last winter as being a cold one, the editor of The Old Farmer's Almanac says you can expect much the same for this next wint

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    Brandon University Gets Grant

    Sunday August 31, 2014

    Brandon University is leading a new $5.2 million international partnership, including $2.5 million in federal grants, to strengthen the vo

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    Local Artist Releases Debut Album

    Sunday August 31, 2014

    Things are looking up for a local singer/songwriter. Portage's Jessica Rachelle recently released her debut album, 'Calling You'. She's be

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    Splash Island's Season Coming To An End

    Sunday August 31, 2014

    It's a sign that summer is coming to an end. Splash Island will hold their final swim day tomorrow, between 10 am and 9 pm. Portage Region

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    Carman Putting Community Grant To Good Use

    Sunday August 31, 2014

    The Town of Carman has been given a few extra dollars to spend on local projects. In January Council signed the Community Development Gran

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    Three Tips To Build Resiliency

    Sunday August 31, 2014

    If the summer of 2014 has been especially difficult for you, a Healthy Living Facilitator is hoping to share a few tips on getting out of

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    Soybean Update

    Saturday August 30, 2014

    Soybean producers are hoping for a couple more weeks of frost-free conditions. Dennis Lange, farm production advisor for Manitoba Agricul

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    Manitou Opera House Foundation Raising Money For Upgrades

    Saturday August 30, 2014

    Money is being raised for significant upgrades to one of Manitou's oldest buildings. The Manitou Opera House Foundation has embarked on an

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    Trades Camps Deemed A Success

    Saturday August 30, 2014

    Henry Grant teaches youth about the trades during Red River College's summer camps The Trades Exploration Camps at Portage la Prairie's Red

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    "Rock The Harvest" In Austin This Weekend

    Saturday August 30, 2014

    The sound of music will be heard this weekend at the Manitoba Ag Museum in Austin. Chief Museum Officer Georgette Hutlet says folks can en

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    Portage And District Arts Centre Ready For The Fall.

    Saturday August 30, 2014

    An exciting mix of classes and workshops are set for this fall at the Portage and District Arts Centre.  Executive Director Lori Blig

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    Billet Families Needed

    Friday August 29, 2014

    The Portage Terriers are looking for some additional billet families for the upcoming season. While some families are returning to their r

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    Camping Numbers Down This Year

    Friday August 29, 2014

    A spokesperson for Manitoba Parks says there are still campsites available for this Labour Day long weekend.    Tracy Elbou

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    Police Investigate Collision

    Friday August 29, 2014

    Central Plains RCMP are investigating a collision between a semi-trailer and a pedestrian just east of Portage la Prairie yesterday. It h

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    Local Reaction To National Debate On Missing Women

    Friday August 29, 2014

    Members of the aboriginal community in the Central Plains are pleased to see a national conversation starting about missing women. Over th

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    Keep Your Home Safe While You're Away

    Friday August 29, 2014

    This is the final long weekend of the summer, and many Manitobans will be hitting the road. Constable Shannon Neff from the Portage RCMP d

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    St. Francois Xavier Lagoon Expanding

    Friday August 29, 2014

    The RM of St. Francois Xavier's awarded the tender for the expansion of their lagoon. The lagoon was originally put in place in the late '

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    Extra Support For La Verendrye School Playground

    Thursday August 28, 2014

    La Verendrye School in Portage la Prairie is just a few weeks away from having new playground equipment. The replacement of the old equipm

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    Tractor Theft Reported

    Thursday August 28, 2014

    On Friday, August 22nd, Treherne RCMP received a report of a theft which had occured the previous evening. Initial investigation revealed

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    Pedestrian Struck By Semi

    Thursday August 28, 2014

    Central Plains RCMP have released an update on a collision this afternoon just east of Creekside Campground. According to police a 2013 Fr

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    "Roberta's Dream" Bursary

    Thursday August 28, 2014

    The Portage and District Hospital Foundation awarded its annual "Roberta's Dream" bursary last week. Executive director Erin Miller says t

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    Filming At Fort la Reine Museum

    Thursday August 28, 2014

    Parts of a ten episode series being filmed at the museum Independent film crews are taking an interest in the Fort la Reine Museum. Parts o

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