News

B.C. fires still affecting Manitoba air quality

August 17, 2018

Environment Canada and Manitoba Health  warn smoke from British Columbia forest fires will continue to affect air quality in Manitoba. A Special air quality statement in effect for: R.M. of Cartier incl. Elie St. Eustache and Springstein R.M. of Dufferin incl. Carman Roseisle and Homewood…

RCMP recover stolen vehicles, ID, loaded firearms, meth

August 17, 2018

Police are asking for public assistance in its investigation of recovered stolen trucks, drugs and numerous firearms the result of an Aug. 11 incident. Correction to the occurrence location 4 p.m update Portage la Prairie RCMP initially reported the vehicles were recovered from the Arrowhead…

Portage RCMP seize drugs and recover stolen property

August 16, 2018

A traffic stop Aug. 16 led to the seizure of 26 grams of meth(amphetamine and weapons. Portage la Prairie RCMP officers conducted the routine traffic stop on 8 St. NW just past midnight that led to a search of the vehicle resulting in the drugs and…

Conservation advocate purchases Delta Marsh property

August 16, 2018

Delta Waterfowl will maintain access to the historic Manitoba parcel for research programs DELTA STATION, MANITOBA — The Manitoba property where Delta Waterfowl was founded has a new owner, a leading conservationist who will ensure The Duck Hunters Organization’s legacy of important waterfowl research will…

Elevated pollution levels are expected or occurring

August 16, 2018

SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT ISSUED by Environment Canada   Smoke from forest fires over western Canada is resulting in elevated Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) values and reduced visibilities. Majority of the smoke is aloft causing hazy conditions through the prairies. However, as a cold…

RCMP report Aug. 6-12

August 15, 2018

The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between 2018-08-06 and 2018-08-12. During this time period, police responded to 321 calls for service.   Traffic violations…

Life

Portage Celebrates Diversity festival Aug. 18

August 12, 2018

All are welcome to attend this third annual celebration of culture and diversity in Portage la Prairie. Formerly known as the Newcomers’ Summer Festival, Portage Celebrates Diversity is a free fun-filled community festival where you can experience new cultures and meet new people, organizers say….

BBQ Fundraiser July 25 at Herman Prior

July 24, 2018

Herman Prior Activity Centre volunteers Barbara LaFreniere, left, and Joan Hewson show off some of the goodies being baked in preparation for the July 25 BBQ and Bake sale fundraiser. The fun gets underway at 11 a.m. and goes until 1:30 p.m. “Volunteers from the…

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…

Arts

“Three, two, one – create” artist talk tonight

August 9, 2018

A good recipe is made up of the sum of its parts and for 10 years Krista Zeghers, Don Zeghers and Coreen Zerr and have been using a collaborative recipe with results. Throw in a pinch of Zeghers with a smidgen of Zerr and you…

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…