Manitoba RCMP lay several charges under the Cannabis Act

Manitoba RCMP lay several charges under the Cannabis ActThe Portage Citizen: It’s business as usual for Portage la Prairie RCMP following the legalization of pot in Canada earlier this month. “We have not had any issues and because we don’t have a dispensary yet, we don’t anticipate any complications under the new law,” says Portage RCMP Inspector      St. Pierre. Insp. St.…

Dakota Tipi First Nation student selected to attend crime prevention workshop

Dakota Tipi First Nation student selected to attend crime prevention workshopManitoba highlights crime prevention programs receiving provincial support  Province sends youth to attend crime prevention event, donates a forfeited vehicle to Crime Stoppers: Justice Minister Cliff Cullen To mark Crime Prevention Month, the Manitoba government is investing in crime prevention and community outreach programs including $91,000 to support the ongoing work of Crime Stoppers and more…

RCMP Halloween Safety Tips

RCMP Halloween Safety TipsIt’s Halloween and young trick-or-treaters are often so excited by the fun that they forget to follow regular safety rules. Here are a few tips to help keep youngsters safe. Children: Never trick-or-treat alone. Always walk with an adult or a group of friends. Make sure you can be seen. Wear reflective, bright colour costumes,…

New city council sworn in

New city council sworn inMickey Dumont/The Portage Citizen     Following the invocation and prayer from Elder Darryl Taylor, Judge Wanda Garreck conducted the swearing-in of Mayor Irvine Ferris and presented him with the Chain of Office during the Oct. 29 inaugural meeting for the newly elected Portage la Prairie city council. The inaugural meeting — the first formal meeting…

The “Jig is Up” annual Metis gala builds support for community

The “Jig is Up” annual Metis gala builds support for communityThe Oct. 27 Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) Portage Local Gala is about so much more than comradery, a catered meal and dancing to Northern Reflections and other entertainers — it’s about supporting the Metis community here in building programs for seniors and kids. “This is an important fundraiser for us,” says Sandra Sharpe, one of…

Portage La Prairie RCMP respond to fatal rollover

Portage La Prairie RCMP respond to fatal rolloverAt approximately 5:30 a.m., Oct. 25, Portage La Prairie RCMP received a report of a single vehicle rollover on Hwy. 1 near Road 19W. Upon arrival, RCMP found the vehicle on its tires in the centre grass median. The driver and lone occupant, a 38-year-old male from Winnipeg, had been ejected and was located a short distance from the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased on scene. It…

Get out and vote!

Get out and vote!It’s another busy day and we are wondering how we are going to get everything done on our to-do list. Get to work on time! Get the kids ready for school! What’s for supper! I have that meeting I am not 100 per cent ready for! And yet as we lift our heads off our…

Where to vote on Election Day

Where to vote on Election Day"X" marks the spot of the ballot, but first let's get you to where you need to be. From the city website: Where you vote is determined by where you live and/or own property in the City of Portage la Prairie. View our Polling Districts Map to locate your voting station. Voting Stations will open…

Two measles cases confirmed  in Manitoba

Two measles cases confirmed  in ManitobaThe chief provincial public health officer confirmed today that two cases of measles have been reported in Manitoba. The individuals live in the area of the Interlake Eastern Regional Health Authority and are recovering at home. The first case, a child under the age of one, is believed to have contracted the virus out of…
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