Friday May 17
The Globe and Mail
Review board says bus beheader to get more trips away from mental hospital
Vince Li is escorted by sheriff officers on his way to a court appearance in Portage la Prairie, Man., in August 2008.
Tue May 14, 2013
Manitoba MP pans proposed Vince Li privileges
Member of Parliament James Bezan is not happy with a proposal to give increased priveleges to Selkirk Mental Health Centre resident Vince Li.
Olympic-style relay run to precede Winnipeg stadium opening
But instead of carrying a torch, some 300 runners will traverse a good chunk of southern Manitoba with a football.
Commander Hadfield: The man who brought space down to Earth
After 144 days, 2,336 orbits of the Earth, and hundreds upon hundreds of posts to Twitter, Facebook and Youtube, Commander Chris Hadfield has returned from the International Space Station a household name - arguably space travel's first since the Apollo Moon landings.
Mon May 13, 2013
Docs OK escorted trips to Winnipeg for bus beheader
Treating psychiatrist Dr. Steven Kremer told a Criminal Code Review Board hearing Monday he has no concerns Li would try to escape during the outings.
Doc asks that bus beheader be allowed to go to beaches, Winnipeg
A man found not criminally responsible for the beheading of a fellow bus passenger in Manitoba may soon be allowed to go to the beach and to Winnipeg.
Fri May 10, 2013
The Western Producer
Corn spacing is critical to yield because the plants are competitive. | File photo
PORTAGE la PRAIRIE, Man. - People new to the nuances often assume that singulation and uniform spacing go hand in hand.
The Western Producer
Farmers, government clash over flood control measures
Dan Roy was thinking about his saskatoon berry farm as he rode his horse up the slope last week to look over the water rushing down the Portage Diversion.
Thu May 09, 2013
Nurse shortage closes Portage Hospital obstetrics ward
Pregnant women in the Portage la Prairie area are being forced to travel to Winnipeg to deliver their babies because the Portage Hospital obstetrics ward is closed.
Wed May 08, 2013
Coalition considering Bipole III legal action
Facing likely defeat in their bid to reroute the Bipole III transmission line, affected landowners are now organizing to fight for a fairer deal from Manitoba Hydro.
Tue May 07, 2013
Farmers upset over flood compensation take to Manitoba legislature
Manitoba farmers who say they are still suffering the effects of record flooding in 2011 took to the legislature Tuesday to demand more money.
Wandering toddler's mom believes spirit of grandmother kept boy safe overnight
After a 13-hour disappearance, a three-year-old boy was found playing in a ditch in chilly temperatures five kilometres from his home in Sidney, Manitoba.
Sound Off -- May 7, 2013
I agree with the farmers' protest at the Portage la Prairie flood water diversion.
Mon May 06, 2013
Fort Francis Times
Vipers capture Manitoba crown
The Fort Frances Vipers captured the Manitoba U16 Tier 2 provincial championship in Portage La Prairie yesterday, defeating the Grant Park Pirates of Winnipeg in three sets.
The Winnipeg Free Press
Right time, right place
Below, she tucks the fortunate toddler into his car seat. The news bulletin prompted Cory Wilson to glance out the passenger window of his brother's truck Saturday morning as they drove west on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Sat May 04, 2013
Parents and community relieved, elated as missing boy found safe
Twelve hours of worry, followed by the frenzied rush of fear knowing your child is alone and cold throughout the night, all suddenly over with the warm relief that everything is going to be fine.
Missing Sydney child found near Trans-Canada
A three-year-old boy that went missing from Sydney last night was located near the Trans-Canada Highway this morning.
Thu May 02, 2013
ACC seeks site to host expanded practical nursing program
Assiniboine Community College said yesterday it would be looking at communities interested in hosting a rural rotating practical nursing site, after this year's provincial budget expanded the program to a third site "We're giving communities the opportunity to work together with local partners, including regional health authorities, to submit ... (more)