2017 law enforcement review agency annual report released

2017 law enforcement review agency annual report releasedComplaints down from 2016: commissioner In 2017 a total of 109 formal complaints were received, down from 122 a year earlier.  The most common complaint is the use of unnecessary violence or excessive force followed closely by being discourteous or uncivil. Max Churley, Commissioner of The Law Enforcement Review Agency (LERA) said that the average…

McCain Foods commits $75 million to Manitoba production facilities

McCain Foods commits $75 million to Manitoba production facilities$75 million for its Portage la Prairie and Carberry, Manitoba facilities. The investments further strengthen the company’s potato processing presence in western Canada. From 2016 to 2019 McCain has committed a $45 million investment in the Portage la Prairie facility, including the installation of a new high efficiency potato sorting system, as well as cutting edge…

Southport pilot training, jobs secure

Southport pilot training, jobs secureThe Portage Citizen: Everybody exhale a collective sigh of relief. The federal government has opted to keep military pilot training at Southport. Approximately 350 jobs are safe and whoever is successful in being awarded future contracts to train armed forces pilots, will have to so at Southport. Southport is an integral piece of the economic…

New RCMP Inspector says community policing is teamwork

New RCMP Inspector says community policing is teamworkMickey Dumont/The Portage Citizen: As Chief of Police for the city of Portage la Prairie and the commander for the greater Central Plains detachment, Insp. Jarrid St. Pierre told the Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce/Rotary Club of Portage la Prairie Joint Luncheon Nov. 20, his vision for policing here is based on…

New RCMP media liaison named

New RCMP media liaison namedPortage la Prairie RCMP has announced a change in media operations. Const. Sean O'Keefe is being transferred out of Portage la Prairie and Const. Larry Neufeld has been named as the detachment’s new media liaison. The eight-year RCMP veteran will begin his police media duties starting on Nov. 24.

Portage chamber celebrate business achievements

Portage chamber celebrate business achievementsPreviously published at Shopportagelaprairie.com The Portage la Prairie Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Nov. 16 celebrated outstanding local business achievement and recognized six local businesses and the impact they make on our community at the 2018 Business Awards Celebration at the William Glesby Centre. The award for Outstanding Not for Profit went to the Portage…

City council would consider eliminating question period

City council would consider eliminating question periodDuring the Nov. 13 city council meeting’s question period, Mr. James Kostuchuk asked Mayor Ferris if council would consider eliminating question period due to 'grandstanding' by the public. Mayor Ferris answered ‘yes, they would’.  To see his question and Mayor Ferris's reply, you can watch the video on the city's YouTube channel (1:16:46). Having attended…
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