The annual Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce nominations for Best Business Awards will close Sept. 4.
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 has taken on a life of its own since two young girls here raised nearly $1,000 with a lemonade stand.
Incumbent Candice Bergen is looking for her second re-election after two consecutive terms and a stint as Minister of State for Social Development. Bergen won her seat in the 2011 election with a landslide 70 per cent of the vote.
At about 2 p.m. Aug. 25 one shirtless and intoxicated man allegedly known as "Burglar Bob" ran from Portage RCMP to avoid arrest on two outstanding warrants.
A long-time member of the Green Party, Portage-Lisgar candidate Beverly Eert is a newcomer to federal politics.
Now in fourth election as the Christian Heritage Party candidate, Jerome Dondo of St. Claude says he hopes to appeal to voters as the only conservative option other than the Conservative party. He says, he will be campaigning on fiscal responsibility and his party’s traditional pro-life stance.
Condemning the movie massacre gunman to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3,318 years in prison for his rampage in a midnight screening of a Batman film, a Colorado judge on Wednesday said evil and mental illness were not mutually exclusive.
Police stormed a grocery market in a southwestern Louisiana town on Wednesday to arrest a man accused of stabbing two people and shooting an officer before barricading himself inside the store, the St. Landry Parish sheriff said.
A new municipal judge in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday ordered sweeping changes to court practices in response to a scathing Justice Department report following the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown a year ago.