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Museum announces fundraisers

Portage’s Fort la Reine Museum (FLRM) could soon look much different, thanks to some major projects the facility has planned over the next few years.


Police blotter

The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains area between June 13-19.

Portage la Prairie residents Janice and Jim Carefoot pose beside their restored 1927 Ford Model T. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

Local owned Model T a Show n' Shine standout

Three years ago Jim Carefoot told his wife Janice he wanted to get himself a new toy, a four wheeler.In a way, he got his wish. His wife suggested they buy and restore an old car instead. “It’s got your four wheels,” she told him. “And I’ve always wanted to restore a car together.”

Rotary International exchange student Lucia De Vito is from Fabriano, Italy. It’s a town of about 30,000 people that is famous for its hand made paper. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

Exchange student recounts Canadian experience

She came to Canada last August, not really knowing what to expect. After a plethora of adventures, new experiences and learning, Rotary exchange student Lucia De Vito will leave in July, calling her time here “an experience I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”

Rain showers? Yes. But that didn’t stop this dedicated group from walking for its cause, assisting grandmothers in Africa, Sunday, June 12 at Island Park in Portage la Prairie. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

A Stride to Turn the Tide

Scattered showers and the constant threat of a thunderstorm may have deterred car enthusiasts from displaying their prized jewels for Show and Shine at Island Park in Portage la Prairie last Sunday, but it didn’t stop a dedicated group of grandmothers and supporters from seeing their cause through.

LVS earns national PHE award 18th straight year

La Verendrye School won it’s 18th consecutive National Award in recognition for their Quality Physical Education program. Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) acknowledged that La Verendrye School, its teachers, and students are excellent role models for all other Canadian schools, by awarding them with the AAA Recognition Award.


Police blotter

The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains area between June 6-12.