Canadian Northern Lights drill team member Amber Hebert gasps as iced water hits her head during the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 22 at the MacGregor Co-op (with the help of Four-Way Motors). The team nominated the Austin, Portage, and MacGregor fire departments as well as the Virden fire chief and raised $160 for ALS. The Ice Bucket Challenge, which is done to promote awareness of the disease and encourage donations, has raised $70.2 million. ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed. (Svjetlana Mlinarevic/The Graphic/QMI Agency)

Brain freeze

Canadian Northern Lights drill team member Amber Hebert gasps as iced water hits her head during the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 22 at the MacGre

Agricutural machinery on display at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) in Portage la Prairie Aug. 27. Under the provincial and federal government-funded Growing Forward 2 program, PAMI has received $735,00. (Kevin Hirschfield/The Graphic/QMI AGENCY)

New machinery for PAMI

The Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute in Portage la Prairie is excited to get their hands on some new machinery, thanks to funding

Staff from the Portage MCC Thrift Store and Common Thread celebrate the grand opening of the Portage MCC Furniture Plus store located at 131 Saskatchewan Ave. E on Aug. 26. (Svjetlana Mlinarevic/The Graphic/QMI Agency)

MCC opens furniture store

Portage MCC Thrift Shop announced the grand opening of its newest store, Portage MCC Furniture Plus, in conjunction with the Thrift Shop Re-Cycle tour

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Staying safe in your vehicle

With busy lifestyles and people on the go, a lot of time is spent in vehicles. There are many aspects to keep in mind when considering safety in a veh

Hannah Johnston snuggles up next to a pony at Muffy’s Petting Zoo on Saturday. (Svjetlana Mlinarevic/The Graphic/QMI Agency)

Carnival of fun

Portage Evangelical Church held their annual family fun day on Aug. 23. Despite the cold and rainy weather kids and parents had a blast.

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