Nov. 13, 2018 city council meeting

Nov. 13, 2018 city council meetingHere is the YouTube link to the Nov. 13, 2018 City of Portage la Prairie council meeting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx3GQFPLtrE Including council and committee meetings plus question period, Mayor and councillors were in public session for one hour and 18 minutes. Meeting agenda can be viewed/downloaded at:  http://cityportage.allnetmeetings.com/pubs/publicAgenda.aspx?aId=3D9BD24C-D031-4932-AB56-67F9D46F8D34

PDAC announces 2nd Reel Event screening

PDAC announces 2nd Reel Event screening“Leave No Trace” is the second screening of six independent films chosen from the Toronto International Film Festival that will screen in Portage la Prairie as part of the Portage & District Arts Centre’s Reel Event film series. PDAC is one of only five official Film Circuit Centres in Manitoba offering viewings from the international…

Portage la Prairie youth leader visits parliament

Portage la Prairie youth leader visits parliamentA local Big Brothers Big Sisters National Youth Advisory Council member recently spent two days in Ottawa learning a bit about how the heart of Canada’s political machine beats. On Oct. 29-30, Portage la Prairie Brianna Boyse was one of 26 youth leaders from Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys and Girls Clubs who connected…

Dispensary now open at the “Keesh”

Dispensary now open at the “Keesh”Initially published in www.shopportagelaprairie.com   Mickey Dumont/The Portage Citizen:    Oct. 19, the day marijuana was legalized in Canada, came and went without fanfare in Portage la Prairie, but at high noon on Nov. 9, the fanfare came to town with the Long Plain First Nation opening of the META Cannabis Supply Company at the…

Prairie Players put on MASH

Prairie Players put on MASHSubmitted by Stephanie Kauffman: Prairie Players production of the original MASH is now on the Glesby stage. Directed by Christopher Kitchen, the audience will be incorporated in the Korean War set comedy. MASH (based on the original book & movie) takes place in Korea in an operating room and mess tent. The Nov. 7 & 8…

Armistice Day marks centennial

Armistice Day marks centennialMickey Dumont/The Portage Citizen: On Remembrance Day (Armistice Day) Canadians will gather to honour and remember Canada’s fallen Veterans and help ensure Canadians never forget their sacrifice. Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, observing the date and time when armies stopped fighting World War I, locally we…

Province honours Canadian Indigenous veterans

Province honours Canadian Indigenous veteransSubmitted: Nov. 8 marks National Aboriginal Veterans Day Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke today acknowledged Indigenous veterans who served Canada during times of war and international conflict as well as in peacetime. “Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to spend time with some of Manitoba’s Indigenous veterans,” said Clarke.  “It was truly…

MGEU serves it up for United Way

MGEU serves it up for United WayManitoba Government and General Employees' Union members and friends dished out heaping helpings of generosity and spaghetti on Nov. 7 to help United Way Central Plains achieve its 2018 fundraising goal. United Way Central Plains is looking to raise $225,000 in its 2018 fundraising campaign, and the Annual Spaghetti Lunch presented by MGEU is always a…