Blessings Collection owner Seema Chouhan, seated, and Bobbi-Lynn Cook, with Settlement Services, Newcomer’s Welcome Centre, have employed a success formula in helping Chouhan open her new Saskatchewan Ave. boutique. (Mickey Dumont/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

Unique boutique opens

Seema Chouhan left India almost a year ago seeking a new life in Canada and in particular, Portage la Prairie.

Four-month-old “Baby Joy” Finnimore is the apple of her parents’ eyes and is the subject of international medical attention while in care at the Manitoba Children’s Hospital. Mother Mel was concerned her daughter, born with Cystic Hygroma, a serious birth defect, would suffer because of a lack of maternal contact, a complication of her care, but judging by her smile, she is as happy as a baby can be. (submitted by family)

Family warmed by community support

The outpouring of community support to help a Portage la Prairie family whose child will be in the Manitoba Children’s Hospital for at least a year...

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