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Yuvan Ramachandran stands with his gold medal from the Royal Conservatory following Sunday's 2017 Manitoba Gold Medal Ceremony at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. (Supplied)

Portager's voice earns gold

He might just have four years of singing experience under his belt but that didn't stop one Portage la Prairie vocalist from capturing a major provincial award.

Gladstone to host award winning folk artist

Acclaimed songwriter, Lizzy Hoyt - one of Canada’s most powerful Celtic-folk artists – is stopping by the Gladstone and District Community Centre next month as part of her 2017 Fall Tour.

Tom Petty performs during the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year, honouring Tom Petty, in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2017. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Tom Petty's death confirmed

Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as “Free Fallin,’ ”Refugee“ and ”American Girl,“ has died. He was 66.

Local artists, from left to right, Mike Blume, Lee Beaton and Suzy Laevens stand in front of the mural the three painted at a public unveiling outside of the BDO Centre Friday morning. (Brian Oliver/The Graphic)

Local artists unveil mural

It wasn't gold but Portage's BDO Centre received quite the anniversary present to commemorate the rink's 50th year and Canada's 150th birthday.

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