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Amanda Sandney, customer service agent at Scotiabank, Capt. Peter Robinson, from the Salvation Army, Crystal Wilson, from the Agassiz Youth Centre, and Byrna McDermid, financial advisor at Scotiabank, after the Agassiz Youth Centre dropped off more than $700 worth of toys at Scotiabanks Toy Mountain on Dec. 11. The money was raised at a bake sale the Agassiz Youth Centre held. ( JOHNNA RUOCCO/THE GRAPHIC/QMI AGENCY)

Tons of toys for Salvation Army

Amanda Sandney, customer service agent at Scotiabank, Capt. Peter Robinson, from the Salvation Army, Crystal Wilson, from the Agassiz Youth Centre, and Byrna McDermid, financial advisor at Scotiabank, after the Agassiz Youth Centre dropped off more than $700 worth of toys at Scotiabanks Toy Mountain on Dec. 11.

 Hazen Barrett, superintendent of the Portage la Prairie School Division, accepts the division's Portage Co-op equity cheque in the amount of $17,251.54, from Dave Citulsky, representing Portage Co-op, at the board of trustees meeting on Dec. 11. (Johnna Ruocco?THE GRAPHIC/QMI AGENCY)

School division gets a welcome boost

Hazen Barrett, superintendent of the Portage la Prairie School Division, accepts the division's Portage Co-op equity cheque in the amount of $17,251.54, from Dave Citulsky, representing Portage Co-op, at the board of trustees meeting on Dec. 11.

Canadian Navy Lt. Trevor Desaulniers answers children and parents phone calls at The NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center at Peterson Air Force Base, CO, Dec. 23, 2013. (Photo by Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh/Facebook)

NORAD begins tracking Santa

As Christmas approaches, the Canadian arm of NORAD (CANR) has turned on its radar and readied its fleet to help guide Santa to his North American destinations.

Deputy chief Karl Stone addresses the crowd during an open house welcoming the City of Portage la Prairie into an economic partnership with the reserve. Mayor Irvine Ferris and Coun. Melissa Draycott watch on. (Svjetlana Mlinarevic/The Graphic/QMI Agency)

Dakota Tipi shakes economic hands with city

Dakota Tipi First Nation took the first steps in building economic ties with the City of Portage la Prairie on Dec. 11 when it held an open house welcoming city representatives to the reserve.

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