5 of 6 city councillors, mayor, seek re-election

5 of 6 city councillors, mayor, seek re-electionCity of Portage la Prairie Councillor Melissa Draycott has announced her name will be on the ballot Oct. 24 for re-election. According to the city's website, city council candidates now include: Ryan Espey Registration date: July 10, 2018 Kathrine Baer Registration date: August 17, 2018 Brent Budz Registration date: August 28, 2018 Melissa Draycott Registration…

Licence conditions placed on Lions Prairie Manor personal care home

Licence conditions placed on  Lions Prairie Manor personal care homeFacility ordered to make improvements following investigation: Friesen The Lions Prairie Manor Personal Care Home has had conditions placed on its operating licence after an investigation revealed some provincial standards were not being met at the facility, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. “First and foremost, our concern is for the…

Ferris will seek re-election

Ferris will seek re-electionMayor Irvine Ferris announced Monday he will seek re-election on Oct. 24. The experienced city councillor and so far, one-term mayor wants to lead Portage la Prairie city politics for another four-year term. With six municipal council seats and the mayoral head of table again to be decided in the Oct. 24 municipal election, so…

Sept. 13 open house planned

Sept. 13 open house plannedEvenings are getting cooler. Only one more week of Concerts in the Park (where I happily see many of the members from the Herman Prior enjoying the free event) and then like magic we are back into the regular fall schedule. Not all of our programs start the first week of September so please drop…

1881 – The struggle for our first City Hall

1881 – The struggle for our first City HallPart 1 By the beginning of 1881 there were few in Portage and fewer on city council who did not subscribe to the belief that in only a matter of time Portage would surpass Winnipeg as the leading center of the west. Thus, this burgeoning community felt the need of town hall to reflect their…
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