Library to host “Seeking Safe Harbour” book reading

Library to host “Seeking Safe Harbour” book readingThe Portage Citizen Author Ruth Minaker will cover a lot of ground Jan. 29 at the Portage la Prairie Regional Library when she reads from "Seeking Safe Harbour", her 2018 book now in second edition. For Minaker, a Morden resident, this is her first novel and is about the story of Laura Tenley who chooses to…

Chamber seeks volunteer nominations

Chamber seeks volunteer nominationsThe Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its first-ever Community Volunteer Awards. “Every year, volunteers dedicate their time to the many non-profit and charitable organizations here in Portage la Prairie. Without the help of these tireless individuals and groups, many of our non-profits, community groups and charities would no…

Royal MTC presents Buying The Farm, at The Glesby Feb. 1

Royal MTC presents Buying The Farm, at The Glesby Feb. 1On Jan. 30 The Portage Citizen will award two tickets to one lucky winner who emails mickey@theportagecitizen.ca with “Buying the Farm” in the message box.   Hilarity is the main subplot in the Royal MTC Feb. 1, presentation of “Buying the Farm” at the William Glesby Centre. Buying the Farm was co-authored by partners, Shelley…

Call out for new “arts centre” name

Call out for new “arts centre” nameThe Portage Citizen What’s in a name? Management at the recently amalgamated Portage & District Arts Centre and the William Glesby Centre is excited to learn what could be in theirs. The call is out to learn what the public would label its gallery and performing arts centre. The amalgamated centre is looking for the…

Library kicks off anniversary celebration today

Library kicks off anniversary celebration todayThe Portage Citizen The Portage la Prairie Regional Library is cracking open its history book today as it kicks off its 50th Anniversary celebration. Starting at 1 p.m. and carrying on until 5 p.m., the board of directors of the Portage la Prairie Regional Library invite everyone for an afternoon of anniversary celebrations complete with…

City council displays lack of vision with new causeway detailed design

City council displays lack of vision with new causeway detailed designWe will have accomplished very little if on Jan. 28 Portage la Prairie city council votes to approve the recently revealed $7 million dollar causeway design. If anything, voters here leading up to the October 2018 municipal election voiced concerns over the inclusion of roundabouts on the proposed new causeway and that of a design…

AECOM explains roundabouts

AECOM explains roundaboutsRepresentatives from AECOM, the city's engineers involved with the proposed new causeway, presented video and architectural drawings Jan. 14 on behalf of council. The city has posted the information on its website. The video depicting how the roundabouts might work can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCu5H3Riiwg&feature=youtu.be   And the entire meeting can be watched here:  …