Got your ticket yet from Portage Arts Centre for this Saturday’s Artful Garden Tour? It’s your once a year chance to visit delightful yards and gardens throughout greater Portage la Prairie between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Today’s scenes are from a home that participated during the Artful Garden Tour dating back to July 2008. No lily leaf beetles here, nor clematis wilt. (Ted Meseyton/Submitted photo)

Biting the biters back

My June 19 column included a recipe for apple maggot brew. Today I, Ted, share a similar idea for dealing with another formidable pest.

What's on your reading list?

When people ask what big plans I have for my time off, it sounds nerdy to admit what excites me most: having time to sit and read.

Cameron Schmidt of Portage United chases an opponent during United's game against Casuals May 15. (Kevin Hirschfield/THE GRAPHIC/QMI AGENCY)

United back in win column

Locked in a scoreless draw with the winless Casuals at the half and facing a fourth straight game without a win, Portage United shifted into another gear

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Starved boy rescued from home

The mother and grandparents of a boy, who authorities say was starved nearly to death, are facing criminal charges, according to court documents.

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