News

Police seeking info in Sunday shooting

July 16, 2018

A man was shot early Sunday and another seriously assaulted in what police say was targeted violence towards the two Portage la Prairie young men. Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to reports of gunshots early Sunday and found a 20-year-old Portage man suffering from a…

City tenders causeway design contract

July 10, 2018

Mickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — The City of Portage la Prairie council last night awarded AECOM Canada Ltd. the contract to deliver detailed design, construction and administration services for the proposed new Crescent Lake causeway. Aside from pre-engineering reports, this is the first money…

Portage Pride takes to the street

July 9, 2018

The Portage Citizen — The third annual Portage la Prairie Pride Parade — the kick off to a day of celebrating diversity — didn’t wilt under what was reputed to be the hottest July 7 in 80 years. Hundreds still came out to march, hear…

Manitoba Airshow takes off Saturday

July 5, 2018

It’s been a two-year wait, but the Snowbirds and friends will again take to the sky this Saturday and Sunday. For those who attended the last show the memory of trying to get in and out of the event probably still strikes a sore note,…

Portage Pride to gather Saturday a.m.

July 5, 2018

The Portage Citizen — Rain or shine this Saturday, Portage la Prairie’s LGBTTQ2 community and its supporters will take part in the March for Equality. Portage Pride first marched here in Aug. 2016. Since then the march has morphed into the March for Equality, explaining…

Canada Day 2018

July 3, 2018

The rain came down in buckets at one point causing many to flee for cover, but celebrating Canada’s 151 birthday July 1 at Stride Place was still enjoyed and appreciated by many. Here’s a look at the day in pictures. Mickey Dumont/Citizen photos   And…

Berry good news

July 3, 2018

The Portage Citizen — The rumour hit the streets late last week this year’s strawberries were coming off the patch at Connery’s. Just a bit later than that — maybe only a few hours — it was also confirmed fresh strawberry sitings were made at…

Life

Portage Pride takes to the street

July 9, 2018

The Portage Citizen — The third annual Portage la Prairie Pride Parade — the kick off to a day of celebrating diversity — didn’t wilt under what was reputed to be the hottest July 7 in 80 years. Hundreds still came out to march, hear…

Portage Pride to gather Saturday a.m.

July 5, 2018

The Portage Citizen — Rain or shine this Saturday, Portage la Prairie’s LGBTTQ2 community and its supporters will take part in the March for Equality. Portage Pride first marched here in Aug. 2016. Since then the march has morphed into the March for Equality, explaining…

Canada Day 2018

July 3, 2018

The rain came down in buckets at one point causing many to flee for cover, but celebrating Canada’s 151 birthday July 1 at Stride Place was still enjoyed and appreciated by many. Here’s a look at the day in pictures. Mickey Dumont/Citizen photos   And…

CSBC wants to keep Canadian anglers safe on the water

June 29, 2018

National Fishing Week in Canada June 30 – July 8. The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) wants to remind anglers that wearing your lifejacket is even more important than wearing your ‘lucky fishing hat’.  But they do share one trait. They both have to be…

PCI grads ready to take on the world

June 28, 2018

Some of Portage’s biggest smiles were seen on young and more experienced faces as the community gathered to congratulate a large collection of youth as they say goodbye to high school and hello to fresh endeavours, whatever they may be. PCI Valedictorian Tee-Tee Appah summed…

Second “gathering” all about healing

June 26, 2018

Submitted — The second All Nations Gathering of Indigenous Spirituality and Cultural Awareness at ECHO: Enchanted Healing Oasis is set for June 28 to July 1 this year just outside of Portage la Prairie and people are encouraged to stop in and take part in…

Arts

Nielsen to create live at PDAC

July 16, 2018

The Portage Citizen — Photographer, author and multimedia artist John Nielsen will be a temporary PDAC artist in residence this Thursday. The talented Nielsen will be working on his latest piece live in the main gallery July 19, between 1-8 p.m. In 2015 Nielsen published…

Central Region Juried Art Exhibition in the PDAC main gallery

June 29, 2018

Local artists selected to show their talents The Portage Citizen — The Central Region Juried Art Exhibition, a highlight in the Portage & District Arts Centre schedule, will run in the gallery from July 4 to July 28. The 37th Annual Central Region Juried Art Exhibition…

Portage la Prairie author again a winner

June 20, 2018

The Portage Citizen — Well-known local Christian author and newspaper columnist Terrie Todd again proved her recipe of mixing faith and the printed word is a winning one. Todd, an already decorated author, came away with two more accolades honouring her craft at the 30th…

Arts Centre firms up gala entertainment

May 13, 2018

The Portage Citizen — With less than two weeks to go until The Portage & District Arts Centre’s most important annual fundraiser — Celebration of the Arts — organizers are saying today plans for the well-run and well-supported event are shaping up. “We are very…