City again ranked in top 10 for violent crime

City again ranked in  top 10 for violent crimeMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen The police, politicians and Stats Canada warn you can’t judge a community solely by the numbers revealed this week in the recent Stats Canada Severe Crime Index (CSI) report. Portage la Prairie again is in the unenviable national spotlight as being in the top 10 worst ranked communities in Canada…

Can’t paint community picture by numbers: RCMP

Can’t paint community picture by numbers: RCMPMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen Stats Can has its Crime Severity Index for measuring crime and the RCMP employ its own statisticians to analyze Canadian crime it says goes beyond the numbers in helping the national police force develop it policing programs. “We have our police reported statistics that our crime analysts use. Those are…

RCMP traffic stop leads to large pot seizure

RCMP traffic stop leads to large pot seizureRCMP July 27, 2018, Winnipeg, Manitoba – A routine RCMP check on an eastbound semi-trailer near Winnipeg resulted in the largest pot bust as a result of a traffic stop since 2015. Police report on July 22, a RCMP officer on traffic patrol stopped a commercial semi-trailer on the Trans-Canada Hwy at Westhawk, Manitoba. The…

RCMP warn of email extortion scam

RCMP warn of email extortion scamThe RCMP in Manitoba have started to receive reports of a cyber-extortion where suspects are sending emails to victims that reference a real password. The email states the suspect has infected the victim’s computer with a virus that has allowed the suspect to control the webcam. The suspect threatens to release a video of the…

Palliative Care fundraiser sees some rain

Palliative Care fundraiser sees some rainThe Portage Citizen The Third Annual Garden Party and fundraiser for Sunset Palliative Care held July 22 may have received more than its fair share of rain, but there was some sunshine, too. The day called for a 60 per cent chance of rain, but a 100 per cent chance of optimism to raise funds…

The “Bird” will open for Snapmare Driver

The “Bird” will open for Snapmare DriverConcerts in the Park brings back two crowd favourites on July 26 Local singer/songwriter Suzanne Bird will be warming up the stage for Snapmare Driver at Concerts in the Park on July 26 at 6 p.m. Bird is a local favourite for her performance enthusiasm and rollicking voice. She is looking forward to opening the show.…
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