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2 MEN SERVING TIME FOR VIOLENT CRIMES 'WALKED AWAY' FROM STONY MOUNTAIN PRISON

Arrest warrants have been issued for William Benjamin Hunter-Garrioch, 21, and Dale Jacob Gilchrist, 34, after the pair escaped from Stony Mountain Institution in Rockwood, Man., north of Winnipeg on Saturday night.

PINS AND NEEDLES: THOUSANDS GET FRESH INK, PIERCINGS AT WINNIPEG TATTOO SHOW

Thousands of Winnipeggers went under the gun this weekend as the Winnipeg Tattoo Show hosted artists from around the world.

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS ANNOUNCE DEATH OF FORMER COACH URBAN BOWMAN

Veteran CFL coach Urban Bowman, who led the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a Grey Cup berth while serving as interim coach in 1992, died Sunday.

FROM 'NOTHING' TO OSCAR: CELEBRATED AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILMMAKER IN WINNIPEG

He's been called America's "least-known great filmmaker and most gifted black director" by the New York Times, but as a child, Charles Burnett was told by his junior high school teacher he would never amount to anything.

STOREFRONT DESTROYED AFTER SUV SMASHES THROUGH WINDOW ON PORTAGE

No one appeared to be seriously hurt after an SUV smashed through a Portage Avenue tanning salon storefront Sunday morning.

FESTIVAL DU VOYAGEUR CAPS OFF FINAL NIGHT WITH 2ND SELLOUT CROWD, LGBTQ EVENT

An expected sold out crowd braved Saturday night’s snowfall to take in the party at Festival du Voyageur’s final night.

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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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