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Minister Squires speaking at Thursday's GIRL conference in Southport.

GIRL conference inspires female leaders

A handful of female teens from south-central Manitoba had the privileged of mingling with several woman who hold positions of leadership within their respective careers – and hearing the challenges faced while pursing those careers – Thursday at the second annual Girls Igniting Real Leadership (GIRL) conference held in Southport.

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UPDATE: Asham in custody

Police believe they have identified a woman in relation to a string of incidents involving counterfeit money used in various locations throughout the city.

Sharilyn Knox, left, Central Plains Cancer Services' executive director accepts a donation in the amount of $3,661 from Diane Robertson, right, MNP manager, Wednesday afternoon in Portage la Prairie.

Cancer Services collects chili funds

Central Plains Cancer Services was presented with a donation of $3,661 Wednesday morning by MNP – the funds are a result of MNP's annual Chili Challenge, which was held last month in Portage la Prairie.