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RIDE-HAILING SERVICE TAPPCAR POSTS WANTED AD FOR DRIVERS IN WINNIPEG

A ride-hailing service from Alberta appears to be hiring drivers for the Winnipeg market in an effort to launch March 1.

WINNIPEG SCHOOL BUS DRIVER URGES MOTORISTS TO 'JUST PAY ATTENTION' BEHIND THE WHEEL

A Winnipeg school bus driver says he's fed up with motorists who don't respect the rules of the road around his bus, and he's urging drivers to pay more attention.

MANITOBA RIVERS FEED 400M PIECES OF MICROPLASTIC INTO LAKE WINNIPEG EVERY YEAR

The Assiniboine and Red rivers are bringing 400-million pieces of tiny plastic into Lake Winnipeg every year, but most of it is thin, wiry and so small that even the avid beachgoer probably doesn't know it's there.

SELKIRK BEAR CLAN PATROL WILL BE 'HAND UP FOR THE COMMUNITY,' SAYS ORGANIZER

Selkirk is getting its own Bear Clan Patrol, which hits the streets on Friday.

MANITOBA INDEPENDENT MLA STEVEN FLETCHER WANTS TO BE CONSERVATIVE MP AGAIN

A former federal Conservative MP who now sits as an Independent member of the Manitoba legislature says he's making another run for federal politics.

SWAN RIVER, MAN., MAN CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER AFTER DEATH ON SUNDAY

A 42-year-old man from Swan River, Man., has been charged with manslaughter after another man in his community was killed this weekend.

City Information & Statistics

Portage la Prairie is a small city in the Central Plains Region of Manitoba, Canada. As of 2016, the population was 13,304 and the land area of the city was 24.68 square kilometres (9.53 sq mi). Portage la Prairie is approximately 75 kilometres (47 mi) west of Winnipeg, along the Trans-Canada Highway (exactly between the provincial boundaries of Saskatchewan and Ontario), and sits on the Assiniboine River, which flooded the town persistently until a diversion channel north to Lake Manitoba (the Portage Diversion) was built to divert the flood waters. The city is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie. According to Environment Canada, Portage la Prairie has the most sunny days during the warm months in Canada. It is the administrative headquarters of the Dakota Tipi First Nations reserve. View More Information at Wikipedia

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