Head of museum let go

Head of museum let goMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — As many head to work this Monday morning in preparation for another productive week, seven full-time summer students poised to start work at the Fort La Reine Museum will have to wait until May 1 to learn if they will have summer jobs. It was learned late last week…

Nutri-Pea sold

Nutri-Pea soldKPMG Corporate Finance advises on the sale of Nutri-Pea Limited to G.S. Dunn Limited Submitted by KPGM - KPMG Corporate Finance in Canada and Taiwan acted as the financial advisor to the shareholders of Nutri-Pea Ltd. (“Nutri-Pea” or the “Company”), on the Company’s sale to G.S. Dunn. Additionally, KPMG’s M&A Tax team provided structuring advice…

Award of Excellence for teacher

Award of Excellence for teacherAfter more than three decades in the Portage la Prairie School Division, Lori Carlson-Judson is taking next year off and well, maybe a few more. Carlson-Judson was celebrated by the division on April 24 and received an Excellence in Teaching award from the school division along with some hugs as a token of its thanks…

Roquette still “full speed ahead”

Roquette still “full speed ahead”Production pushed ahead into 2020 Mickey Dumont —  Portage la Prairie’s business community and coffee shops have been rife with rumours the half-billion dollar Roquette plant here, is in trouble. Rumours have been circulating for at least two weeks that work at the site has been halted, engineering cost overruns have escalated to nearly a billion…

Whoop & Hollar announces 2018 festival line up

Whoop & Hollar announces 2018 festival line up  The Portage Citizen —  Whoop & Hollar is having a busy week. The festival is entering its sixth season and released its biggest and most ambitious line-up yet on April 26. Organizers say there will be more than a dozen acts featured on two stages including two musician workshops, something new for the August…

Hypno-folk duo Twin to host Open Mic

Hypno-folk duo Twin to host Open MicWinnipeg hypno-folk duo Twin is hosting April 27’s Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival open Mic and Jam which will double as the duo’s local CD release party. Twin's new CD "We Rise And Dance, We Sleep And Dream" compiles the duo's latest adventures and reflections during recent tours in the United States. This event kicks off…

Portage big winners at tourism award banquet

Portage big winners at tourism award banquetFrom Facebook — Portage la Prairie had a fine showing April 26 at the Central Manitoba Tourism awards in Carman. We are proud of all of our nominees and offer a special congratulations to our local award winners - Event of the Year (budget less than $5000): Concerts in the Park - Paul Shepherd and Annette Heal   Award…

Still taking baby steps

Still taking baby stepsWhen I quietly launched The Portage Citizen on Feb. 14, I had a loose plan on how its future would play out, all modestly based on progress by baby steps. There is no doubt in my mind and of many others, there is room for a fiercely independent — Portage la Prairie’s only independently owned…
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