Members of the Koko Platz Rec Club (left to right) Carly Gabler, Jessica Martin, Jenna Bolton, Julene Toews-Dewis cut the ribbon to officially open the new park in Koko Platz. (supplied photo)

New park up and running

The Koko Platz Rec Club installed a brand new playground with the help of community volunteers over the weekend.

Ora Dunbar (right) of Oakville, Man., was presented with a $2032.50 cheque from the Oakville new hall/daycare committee after she was announced the winner of the group's 50/50 draw. (supplied photo)

Oakville new hall/daycare fund hits $250K

The Oakville New Hall/Daycare fundraising committee had an exciting morning Saturday as the group was able to move their fundraising thermometer up to their initial goal of $250,000 after announcing the winner of their 50/50 Draw.

MPI requests rate increase

Manitoba Public Insurance announced it has requested a 2.2 per cent overall rate increase for the 2019/20 insurance year in its general rate application (GRA) filed with the Public Utilities Board last week.


Portage RCMP weekly report

The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area, including Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities. The reporting dates are between June 4-10. During this time period police responded to 300 calls for service.

Stolen vehicle leads to meth bust

Thursday morning at 12:15 a.m., the Portage la Prairie RCMP observed a vehicle driving on Saskatchewan Avenue. Officers routinely check license plates of vehicles while patrolling in order to find unregistered or stolen vehicles. In this instance, the vehicle was in the latter category.

Hundreds of people turned out to share stories and remember Portage athlete Gage Foster, who lost his life in a car accident last week. A scholarship fund has been created in his name at the CFPD. (Aaron Wilgosh/The Graphic)

Scholarship fund created in memory

A scholarship fund has been set up with the Community Foundation of Portage and District in memory of local athlete Gage Foster, who lost his life in a car accident last week.

Thunderstorm warning ended

Environment Canada meteorologists are currently tracking a very dangerous thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to baseball size hail and heavy rain.