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SUNRISE: 7:00 PM
SUNSET: 7:00 PM

MANITOBA METIS FEDERATION AND GOVERNMENT DISPUTE WHO CANCELLED MEETING

A meeting between the Manitoba Metis Federation and the government of Manitoba was cancelled, but both sides say the other pulled the plug. A deal between the MMF and Manitoba Hydro was cancelled by the government but the Metis Federation says they still have a deal with Hydro.

FIFTH CASE THROWN OUT OF COURT OVER TRIAL DELAY IN MANITOBA

A Manitoba man awaiting trial on firearm charges is free after his lawyer successfully argued his case took too long to go to trial.

'WE'RE ALWAYS HOPEFUL': NDP DELAY 3 MORE BILLS, HOPE TO CONVINCE MANITOBANS TO BLOCK THEM

The NDP are delaying three more bills to the next legislative session, bringing the total to five — the maximum number of bills they're allowed to delay.

DEFENCE-DEPLETED JETS CALL UP ROOKIE SAMI NIKU FOR FRIDAY'S GAME 5

Captain Blake Wheeler isn't too worried if rookie defenceman Sami Niku fills a hole in the Winnipeg Jets' depleted defence.

THAT 'WEIRD-LOOKING DOG' AT THE KILCONA DOG PARK IS ACTUALLY A PIG

Sam Pichette says when she sees how happy her pet, Big the pig, makes people at her regular dog park, it makes her heart feel "so warm."

UNION ASKS PROVINCE FOR $7M LOAN TO HELP WINNIPEG TRANSIT BUY 20 ELECTRIC BUSES

The union that represents transit workers wants the province to help Winnipeg Transit beef up its fleet with more electric buses through a $7-million interest-free loan — money the NDP suggests the government could draw from funds earmarked for climate change initiatives.

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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