End of question period raises questions

End of question period raises questionsDuring the Nov. 13, 2018 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…

City council to give first reading to kill question period tonight

City council to give first reading to kill question period tonightUnbelievable! Nothing less can be said about any political body at any level that purposely stifles any avenue of communication with those who put them in office. It is inconceivable, even unconscionable that Portage la Prairie city council would consider eliminating Question Period from its regularly scheduled meetings. Yet that’s what Portage la Prairie will…

RE: Stride Place suit headed for trial

RE: Stride Place suit headed for trialI guess all of us were awaiting the decision of Justice Edmond regarding whether or not the City and RM of Portage La Prairie, and the PRRA would be allowed to go ahead with legal actions against the “builders” of Stride Place, and all the infamous problems that have arisen since its erection? I for…

Chamber gives nod to excellence in agriculture

Chamber gives nod to excellence in agricultureThe Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce singled out excellence during “An Evening of Excellence in Agriculture”. “Thank you to everyone that joined us at the celebration of agriculture on Feb. 1, It was a great night and lots of fun!” the chamber noted post-event. Mayfair Farms was named 2019 Farm Family of…

Herman Prior Activity Centre to launch tool library/community shed

Herman Prior Activity Centre to launch tool library/community shedOrganizers and forward thinkers at the Herman Prior Activity Centre are taking another step in making Portage la Prairie an increasingly sharing community — these steps involve being able to borrow tools like you would a library book. On Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be workshops, speakers, a chilli lunch,…

Police report Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, 2019

Police report Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, 2019The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3. During this time period, police responded to 229 calls for service   Traffic violations 79 Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 9 Vehicle…

Four 2020 Canadian Curling Championships to be decided in Portage la Prairie

Four 2020 Canadian Curling Championships to be decided in Portage la PrairieA quartet of Canadian curling championships will be on the line in Portage la Prairie, Man., over a nine-day stretch of March 2020, it was announced today by Curling Canada. The 2020 Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Championships, the Canad Inns Canadian Mixed Doubles Championships, the U SPORTS/Curling Canada Curling Championships, and the Canadian Collegiate…

Manitoba begins consultations on new sustainable protein strategy

Manitoba begins consultations on new sustainable protein strategyMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen While Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced at Manitoba Ag DaysMManitoba Ag Days a provincial initiative to develop a first-of-its-kind sustainable protein strategy, Roquette Canada representatives were presenting a progress report to Portage la Prairie Rotarians. Speaking at the Rotary Club regular meeting, Roquette’s Human Resources Director - Canada Anumeha…

RCMP Day celebrated

RCMP Day celebratedArguably one of the most storied and celebrated police force in the world, the Manitoba Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) invited the public to visit with them on RCMP Day Feb. 1. Manitoba RCMP officers gathered throughout Manitoba to celebrate the annual RCMP Day. In Portage la Prairie there was cake, a chance to meet…

Expo celebrates Made in Manitoba

Expo celebrates Made in ManitobaThe third annual Made in Manitoba Expo held by the Portage la Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce in the MNP Exhibition Building on Saturday was more than local success. The Made in Manitoba Expo is designed to draw consumer attention to products they may not have been aware of that are made in Manitoba.…
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