The City Hall of Portage la Prairie. (FILE PHOTO)

City releases $34-M budget

The City of Portage la Prairie released its 2015 budget, which will see the municipality spending more than $34 million in the new year.

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Fire department gets $1-M

It was recently announced that Portage la Prairie Emergency Services would receive $1 million for the renovation and expansion of its fire hall.

Staff Sgt. Rick Head will take command of the Central Plains RCMP on Feb. 6 when he assumes the position of inspector. (Submitted Photo)

New RCMP inspector coming

The Central Plains area will get a new RCMP inspector in February following the reposting of Inspector Ron Russell last November.

NHL alumni (from left) Lanny McDonald, Marty McSorley, Darryl Sittler and Perry Berezan join Gordie Howe's son, Marty Howe, (middle) at the Saddledome in Calgary on Tuesday to announce the 2015 Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Hockey Pro-Am tournament benefactor. Proceeds from this year's event will go to the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. (Centre for Alzeimer's Research and Education Society) through the Flames Foundation for Life. The funds will also help operate the Gordie Howe Center for Dementia Care currently under construction in south Calgary, of which they are holding a picture. Photo by Stuart Dryden/Calgary Sun.

Mr. Hockey bounces back

Not only has Mr. Hockey made a return to health from the stroke he suffered in October, but Gordie Howe’s family hopes he’ll soon be visiting with fans.

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