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Blue Bomber Matthias Goossen speaks to students at PCI Tuesday afternoon in Portage la Prairie. (Brian Oliver/The Graphic)

Bombers break silence on violence against women

Winnipeg Blue Bomber linebacker Ian Wild (left) and center Matthias Goossen (right) visited Portage Collegiate Institute Tuesday afternoon as part of an initiative by the Bombers, Manitoba government and the Status of Women Canada to Break the Silence on Violence against Women. The program sees Bomber players travel to area schools and hold educati

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Vimy remembered

A ceremony was held at the downtown cenotaph in Portage la Prairie Sunday afternoon - remembering, one hundred years later - those who fought for the freedoms Canadians enjoy today.

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RCMP seek suspect in break and enter

According to police, on Feb. 18 at approximately 2:50 a.m., an unidentified male suspect broke into Strong Hold Storage on 3rd Street NE. RCMP allege the suspect broke into the storage facility and damaged a vehicle parked inside one of the units.

Catherine Aller-Brooke, director of volunteers for PAWS (left) accepts the Hearts for Paws donation from Sonya Brasseur, manager of Best West Pet Foods.

Hearts for PAWS raises hundreds

The Hearts for Portage Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) campaign wrapped up at Best West Pet Foods in Portage la Prairie and raised nearly $300 for the local organization.

Nasty weather closes highways

Due to poor visibility and dangerous road conditions, the TransCanada Highway is now closed Westbound from Winnipeg to the Saskatchewan border. Eastbound closures have, at this moment, not been implemented, but it is recommended that motorists use extreme caution.

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