CPR station celebrates official public opening

CPR station celebrates official public openingIt’s been 15 years since Portage la Prairie Heritage Inc., took possession of the on 3 St. S.E., and a train-themed party Nov. 4 celebrated all that has happened since and explained some of what is to come at the historic station. There was a good turnout for the official public opening of the station…

MGEU spaghetti lunch to support United way this Wednesday

MGEU spaghetti lunch to support United way this WednesdayTo help United Way Central Plains in its goal of raising $225,000 in its 2018 fundraising campaign, the Annual Spaghetti Lunch presented by Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union will be served this Wednesday. At just $9, you can afford to feel good after a full lunch and satisfied you are helping United Way Central…

Semi driver dies in rollover

Semi driver dies in rolloverPortage la Prairie RCMP responded to a call of a semi rollover on Highway 1, near Portage la Prairie early morning Nov. 3, at approximately 1:20 a.m. Upon arrival, officers located an overturned semi in the median ditch just past the Portage la Prairie by-pass. The driver of the vehicle, a 67-year-old East St. Paul man…

Time to Fall back

Time to Fall backWhen we go to bed tonight, remember to set your clocks back an hour. At 2 a.m. Nov. 4 Daylight Savings Time (DST) ends. The time change occurs Sunday at 2 a.m. when clocks roll back one hour in much of Canada, except in most of Saskatchewan, parts of northeast B.C., and small pockets of…

Lions hold annual auction on Nov. 3

Lions hold annual auction on Nov. 3Gift certificates, donations made in your name to your favourite charity, meat, decorative stone and everything in between will be up for auction Nov. 3 during the Portage Lions Club annual fundraiser at the Canad Inns. The local Lions annually raise over $15,000 is uses to help in the community, made possible by the generous…

Big Brothers Big Sisters expands mentor program to Gladstone

Big Brothers Big Sisters expands mentor program to GladstoneGrants from The Boston Pizza Foundation and United Way Central Plains has allowed Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Portage la Prairie to expand its In School Mentoring program to Gladstone Elementary School. The In School Mentoring program pairs up teen volunteers from William Morton Collegiate Institute with children from Gladstone Elementary School for one…