Jennifer Catcheway's mother Bernice, right, speaks with an Australian documentary film crew during Saturday's annual fundraiser at the Catcheway home in Portage la Prairie. (Brian Oliver/The Graphic)

Catcheways holding out hope nine years later

There was a noticeable increase of media presence at the annual fundraiser for missing Portage la Prairie woman Jennifer Catcheway as the nine year anniversary of her disappearance approaches.

RCMP officer, pooch off the hook

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) completed its investigation last month into an arrest that saw a police service dog bite the suspect – requiring the male to undergo surgery. The IIU has concluded the subject officer – the dog handler – acted appropriately and there are no grounds to lay any charges against the officer.

Southport CEO Peggy May, right, presents Paul Davidson, CFPD board chair with a cheque for $6000 at yesterday's golf tournament at Southport Golf Club in support of the CFPD. (Submitted)

CFPD golf tourney a big hit

On Thursday June 8, Southport held a fundraising golf tournament with all proceeds going to the Community Foundation of Portage and District (CFPD).

Portage's Vern May accepts his Marketing Excellence Award for the second straight year at the annual Tourism Westman event. (Submitted)

Local Winners at Tourism Westman event

Tourism Westman hosted their 14th annual Tribute to Tourism awards gala at the International Peace Garden on June 7 and among the winners were two Portage area recipients.