Plungers have some cool fun

Plungers have some cool funNew and experienced “plungers” took the dip Saturday during the Second Annual Portage la Prairie Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics Manitoba. A number of athletes from this area will benefit directly from funds raised during the plunge. Funds raised through the Polar Plunge help support Special Olympics Manitoba programs, training and competition for…

Manitoba Merv predicts early spring

Manitoba Merv predicts early springWhile a snowfall warning is in effect on Feb. 3 for Portage la Prairie and area, a stuffed groundhog (let’s take good news where we can get it) predicted Saturday an early spring. On Groundhog Day Manitoba Merv of Oak Hammock Marsh did not see his shadow therefor predicting an early spring for Manitoba! Groundhog…

Fireball Paul releases “Hippie Gone Rogue”

Fireball Paul releases “Hippie Gone Rogue”“Hippie Gone Rogue”, a new release from Paul “Fireball Paul” Shepherd is a collection that first took seed nearly 40 years ago. And yet it is as contemporary as if the Portage la Prairie singer/songwriter put the lyrics to music this week. “It’s always a study in what is happening in today’s world,” Shepherd explains…

RCMP seek help to locate missing teen

RCMP seek help to locate missing teenPortage La Prairie RCMP are asking public assistance in locating 13-year-old Chelsea Cameron of Long Plain First Nation. The teen was reported missing on Jan. 30 and had been on Sherburn Street in Winnipeg on Jan. 28. Chelsea is described as being 5’5”, 130 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen…

Youth arrested in reported downtown robbery attempt

Youth arrested in reported downtown robbery attemptOn Jan. 27, Portage la Prairie RCMP arrested a female youth and charged her with; Robbery, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Carry Concealed Weapon in relation to a mid-December 2018 downtown incident. At about noon on Dec. 13, 2018, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a robbery report from a business located…

Sharpe Sisters display new harmony

Sharpe Sisters display new harmonyThe Portage Citizen The Sharpe Sisters, the local trio best known for their musical harmonies and down-to-earth songs, are showing another side of their creative world. The sisters, Kathy Bryce, Colleen Bryce and Carolyn Whitfield opened an art exhibit at the Portage & District Arts Centre today showing their harmony goes beyond music and family…

Last day to enter to win two tickets to “Buying The Farm”

Last  day to enter to win two tickets to “Buying The Farm”The draw for two free tickets will be made early Jan. 30. Interested in attending the Feb. 1 RMTC performance of “Buying The Farm” at the William Glesby Centre but haven’t got your tickets yet? Are you feeling lucky? The William Glesby Centre and The Portage Citizen are giving away two tickets to see “Buying…