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Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen.

Bergen urges action over Ruger 10/22 ban

Advocating for the Canadian firearms community, in a video posted to her facebook page, Portage-Lisgar Conservative MP Candice Bergen urges Liberal Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale to intervene and reverse RCMP decision to ban the Ruger 10/22 magazine.

Will Garrioch, an organizer of Pride Portage la Prairie, is pictured in drag queen attire.

Will Garrioch, an organizer of Pride Portage.

Will Garrioch, an organizer of Pride Portage la Prairie, is pictured in drag queen attire. Garrioch will be doing a drag performance at the Portage Pride Social at the Army Navy & Air Force on Saturday night. See Page 3 for story on first ever Portage Pride March to be held here on Saturday morning.

Left, Kevin Hamm, MCC manager presents Dawn Froese, right, executive director of Portage's BBBS chapter with a cheque for $3,500 Aug. 24 at the MCC Thrift Shop in Portage la Prairie.

Big Brothers Day at MCC pays big

The Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS) of Portage la Prairie will be getting a much needed boost, thanks to funds raised at the local MCC Thrift Shop on a day dedicated to supporting the organization.

Study seeks dementia caregivers

A Toronto-based study is in search of individuals residing in rural Manitoban communities that are attempting to juggle work with caring for an individual suffering from dementia.

Kam Blight, left, Portage RM Reeve presents a surprised outgoing assistant CAO Val Cutting, right, with a plaque commemorating her 31 years of dedicated service to the Rural Municipality of Portage. (BRIAN OLIVER/THE GRAPHIC/POSTMEDIA NETWORK)

RM to proceed with Oakville lagoon expansion

The Rural Municipality (RM) of Portage announced at its Aug. 23 council meeting that it will be proceeding with plans to expand the lagoon in the local urban district (LUD) of Oakville, thanks to a funding application approved by the federal government.

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