Portage la Prairie


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Portage la Prairie

(pôr'tĭj lə prâr`ē), city (1991 pop. 13,186), S Man., Canada. It is the center of a mixed-farming region and has diversified industries. The city is near the site of Fort La Reine, an important fur-trading post built (1738) by VérendryeVérendrye, Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de la
, 1685–1749, explorer in W Canada and the United States, b. Trois Rivières (Three Rivers), Que. His father was the sieur de Varennes, for a time governor of Trois Rivières.
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 as a carrying point between the Assiniboine River and Lake Manitoba. The nearby Portage Diversion redirects Assiniboine floodwaters to the lake via a spillway.
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The state-of-the-art Portage la Prairie plant, which is scheduled to start up in early summer of 2003, will have an initial production capacity of about 300 million pounds of french fries and other frozen potato products, and will accommodate expansion up to twice that capacity.
Born in Regina on 10 December 1917, McKay grew up in Portage la Prairie, attending Portage Collegiate Institute.
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The Portage la Prairie Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee under President James Kostuchuk has received a Heritage Grant to undertake an analysis of military monuments around Manitoba.
The Association is represented through chapters in Pembina Valley, Portage la Prairie, Westman, Dauphin, Swan River, The Pas, Flin Flon, Thompson and Winnipeg River.
The NFTC program has been modelled on the Canadian Aviation Training Centre (CATC) near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba which has been run by Bombardier Aerospace for the past seven years.
The community is located on the TransCanada Highway between Brandon and Portage la Prairie, and two railroads dissect the community.
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool today announced it has entered into agreements to acquire 100 per cent of Can-Oat Milling of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, at a cost of $62 million.
Over the past six months, MHS First Vice-President James Kostuchuk and Secretary Gordon Goldsborough have been working with William Plenty, a filmmaker at Portage la Prairie, on a series of topics from Manitoba history.
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