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Portage la Prairie Emergency Services investigate the damage done to a semi-trailer after it collided with another trailer at the intersection of Highway 1 and 16 on April 23, 2014. (Svjetlana Mlinarevic/The Graphic/QMI Agency)

Two collisions on Hwy 1

Portage Emergency Services responded to a collision at the intersection of Highway 1 and 16 on Tuesday involving two semi-trailers.

Dr. David Gray of the Canadian Museum of Nature stands next to Karina Feniuk of La Verendrye School who won the Royal Canadian Mint's Canadian Arctic Expedition-Heart of the Arctic drawing contest on April 22, 2014. Gray specializes in the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1914 and was at the school as a guest of the Mint to teach the students about it as it’s the 100th anniversary of the expedition. Feniuk beat out 9,000 other students from across the country for the prize. Here she holds her poster and a commemorative coin collection celebrating the 1914 Canadian Arctic Expedition. (Svjetlana Mlinarevic/The Graphic/QMI Agency)

A mint of a win

A local student was honoured by the Royal Canadian Mint on Tuesday for an arctic drawing she made that beat out 9,000 other entries.

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RCMP investigate break and enter

Portage la Prairie RCMP is investigating a break and enter that happened in the early morning hours on April 20 at the 500 block of 11th Street NW.

First female named to board

Portage Mutual Insurance made history after naming the first female to its board of directors in its 130-year history during the company’s annual general meeting at Canad Inns on April 17.

FLR adopts walking school bus program

After seeing the success of North Memorial School's walking school bus program, Fort la Reine School principal Lawrence MacKenzie decided to initiate the program for their students.

Applications available for insurance program

Producers are now able to apply for the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program, which is a risk management tool that provides price protection on cattle and hogs in the form of an insurance policy.

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