Representatives from Manitoba Public Insurance were in Portage today, stressing the importance of protecting your vehicle.  As part of Auto-theft awareness week MPI and the RCMP were at Splash Island providing information on how to protect vehicles from theft in return the insurer gave away free swim passes.  MPI Spokesperson Marci Riel acknowledges the problem in Portage and hopes residents will look in to installing immobilizers. 
She recognizes the fact that Portage does not have an establishment offering immobilizer installation, however she notes there are approved agents in the area.