A healthy proclamation

A healthy proclamationNational Health and Fitness Day is June 2 PRRA Manager of Recreation Angie Shindle, left, Portage la Prairie Mayor Irvine Ferris and PRRA General Manager David Sattler met May 24 to sign a proclamation recognizing National Health and Fitness Day on June 2 Amongst other activities, Portagers will be able to enjoy a free Zumba…

Manitoba Airshow call for volunteers

Manitoba Airshow call for volunteersSubmitted — Volunteers are still needed for the upcoming Manitoba Airshow taking place at Southport on July 7-8. The two-day event requires a number of volunteers in many different areas, including set-up and take-down, traffic, parking, security, ticketing and hospitality. Volunteers who commit to two shifts or the equivalent of eight hours will receive a…

C-75: A direct insult to victims of crime

C-75: A direct insult to victims of crimeSince assuming office in 2015, Justin Trudeau and his government have established a disturbing track record on criminal justice and public safety. The number one priority of any government should be putting the safety of all Canadians first. On the contrary, the words and actions of this Liberal government have consistently demonstrated an egregious approach…

Roquette construction site still idle

Roquette construction site still idleMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — Construction at the half-billion dollar Roquette site here remains stalled as the international plant-based food processor continues to fine tune its plans. Roquette did inaugurate a new pea protein production unit at its Vic-sur-Aisne, France site less than two weeks ago and will likely focus its attention on its…

Baby blues…

Baby blues…The Portage Citizen — Mother Nature often reminds us why she knows best! Looking at these Robin eggs makes it is easy to understand how this coloration made it into the designers' palette. Robin Egg Blue is certainly an attractive shade! Interestingly, this robin made its nest in a fake in a high traffic area…

Bike Week 2018 update

Bike Week 2018 updateMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — The Portage Active Transportation Committee was to be handing out promotional gifts, including copies of the new walking and cycling map at Tuesday's Bike Week activity, but postponed due to unsettled weather expectations. Cycle enthusiasts did meet, however, and enjoyed a ride from Stride Place to Koko Platz and…

Chamber to host all candidates forum

Chamber to host all candidates forumMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — The October 24, 2018, general municipal election is right around the corner the Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce will host an all candidates forum for those running for city council and mayor. Chamber Executive Director Cindy McDonald confirmed May 30, the chamber has booked the multipurpose room…

Looking for business on the world stage

Looking for business on the world stageMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — In the big picture, the end of April’s World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) meeting at Leeuwarden, Netherlands, Portage la Prairie may have been a bit player on the huge international stage, but our representative there had an ulterior motive. The WTCA conference saw a memorandum of understanding signed committing…

Quo Vadis?

Quo Vadis?Domine Quo Vadis? in the Latin language translates as “where are you going?” That’s what I have been seriously wondering about as our council leads us down the path to witness the destruction of our wooden bridge. I know that when you saw the presentation put on by city staff depicting the new causeway, roundabouts…
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