PCI grads ready to take on the world

PCI grads ready to take on the worldSome 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 it up correctly in stating graduating from high school is…

Second “gathering” all about healing

Second “gathering” all about healingSubmitted — 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 the healing. The camp does last an entirety of four…

PRED ED comments taken to task

PRED ED comments taken to taskI am responding to Vern May's column in the Herald Leader Press on June 14, 2018, which was truly astounding. Mr. May moved to Portage la Prairie and has been the Economic Development Officer (Executive Director of PRED) for approximately 1.5 years. In that time, he has decided that he knows everything better than everyone else…

Herman Prior elects 2018 board

Herman Prior elects 2018 boardThe Herman Prior Activity Centre recently elected its Board of Directors for 2018. Front row: 1st Vice-president Jo-Ann Voesenek, 2nd Vice-president Kay Humphrey, Secretary Harriet Turnbull, Treasurer Ed Enns, President Kathy Bryce Back row: Bill Kramble, Val Pogue, Irene Dunn, Sandra Sharpe, Pat Hay, Bunny Dietrich, Lynne Payette, Joan Hewson and Edith Furdievich. Missing from…

Police report June 11-17

Police report June 11-17The 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 2018-06-11 and 2018-06-17. During this time period, police responded to 381 calls for service   Traffic violations 130 Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 5 Vehicle Collisions 4 Impaired…

Don’t forget to vote, often

Don’t forget to vote, oftenMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — Portage remains in the running to host the 2018 Coors Banquet One Horse Town concert. If you have done your country music civic duty you have voted once. If you intend to actually see this concert here featuring country stars Dallas Smith, Tim Hicks and Kira Isabella come to…

The “bridge” ponders its future

The “bridge” ponders its futureThis is Island Park bridge talking to you! It's the beautiful morning of July 1, 1920. The town is excited and pouring over me to the Island for this is their annual boat regatta! For a long time, I never realized I could talk but so many people have been saying nice things about me…
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