Prairie Fusion Galleria to host acoustic concert

Prairie Fusion Galleria to host acoustic concertThe stage at the William Glesby Centre is likely recognized as the premier venue for live entertainment in Portage la Prairie, but the acoustics in the Galleria, the hallway that runs through the building, has intrigued more than one musician. Maybe the Galleria could become an “Off-Broadway” type venue for acoustic performances? One local musician…

Portage woman, 39, in custody following NW stabbing

Portage woman, 39, in custody following NW stabbingPortage la Prairie RCMP received a call at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 16, reporting a stabbing in the 500 block of 4 St. NW. Several individuals transported themselves to the hospital. Statements from witnesses indicate that a 39-year-old female from Portage la Prairie stabbed a 30-year-old female also from Portage la Prairie. Police learned…

Central Plains police report Nov. 11 – 17

Central Plains police report Nov. 11 – 17The 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 2019-11-11 and 2019-11-17. During this time period, police responded to 271 calls for service   Traffic violations 68        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 9          Vehicle Collisions 2         …

Manitoba RCMP arrest man for uttering threats directed at RCMP on social media

Manitoba RCMP arrest man for uttering threats directed at RCMP on social mediaManitoba RCMP discovered several serious threats directed at police on Nov. 13, which were posted on a public social media account. An investigation was immediately initiated, which led police to a 30-year-old male suspect from the RM of Fisher. Officers from the Fisher Branch RCMP checked several locations, but could not locate the suspect. On…

RCMP continue to search for male wanted for murder in Texas

RCMP continue to search for male wanted for murder in TexasThe RCMP is continuing to ask for the public's assistance in locating Derek Whisenand, a 28-year-old American male, who is wanted out of Texas for Murder. The investigation has determined that during the week of June 24, 2019, Derek Whisenand illegally crossed into Canada near Haskett, Manitoba. He was seen on June 26, 2019, at…

Annual Voices of the Prairie show set for Nov. 16

Annual Voices of the Prairie show set for Nov. 16  Even after all these years, Johnny Dietrich doesn’t have a problem putting a fresh spin on his annual Voices of the Prairie benefit show. Scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Canad Inns, the 13th year of Voices of the Prairie will feature fan requests, along with original songs “and we'll have enough new…

Central Plains police report Nov. 4 – 10

Central Plains police report Nov. 4 – 10The 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 Nov. 4 -10. During this time period police responded to 259 calls for service Traffic violations 75        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 6          Vehicle Collisions 1          Impaired…

New winter tire report says winter tire use gaining traction

New winter tire report says winter tire use gaining tractionEight-in-ten winter tire owners say winter tires have saved them from a hazardous situation: survey Winter tire use has risen dramatically over the past five years, but driver education about safety benefits remains essential to wintertime road safety. Three-in-ten drivers outside Quebec still do not use winter tires. Cambridge, November 12, 2019 – Eighty percent…
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