RCMP officer bit during an arrest

RCMP officer bit during an arrestA 21-year-old Winnipeg woman is facing charges after biting the hand of a police officer who was trying to arrest her and trying to scratch his face. At approximately 8:40 p.m., on Jan. 18, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a report that a female was attempting to steal a taxi cab and had assaulted the…

U.S. crisis shows need to speak truth to power

U.S. crisis shows need to speak truth to powerBy David Suzuki As was demonstrated in the U.S. last week, many who are motivated by fear and ignorance are feeling emboldened — and desperate. It’s not just in the United States. Irrational, authoritarian, anti-science rhetoric and action has been heating up from Brazil to India to Hungary and is fully entrenched in places like…

Portage la Prairie School Division 2021-2022 Budget Survey

Portage la Prairie School Division 2021-2022 Budget SurveyThe board of trustees of the Portage la Prairie School Division has developed a survey to help inform decisions for the 2021-2022 budget. The survey will be open from January 15 to January 27, 2021. The results of the survey will be posted on the division website. With the pending release of the Provincial K-12…

Grant allows Prairie Fusion to offer free virtual programming

Grant allows Prairie Fusion to offer free virtual programmingA SafeathomeMB grant will virtually drive interest in Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment (PFAE) pandemic programming into your home. Called “Fusion: Home Series”, it’s a 10-week program of what PFAE offers in house. “The best parts it’s free to the public. Basically, we will be bringing everything we offer virtual. It’s going to cover a…

Miffed with MP’s MAGA promotion

Miffed with MP’s MAGA promotionThe elected individual representing us on the national stage in Ottawa has made a clear statement that she stands for a demagogic political and social movement that supports white supremacy and bigotry, rejects scientific evidence, propagates conspiracy theories, and undermines democratic institutions. Indeed, our (Portage-Lisgar) MP (Candice Bergen) has rightfully condemned last week's insurrection at the…

Virtual winter concert series launches on Saturday

Live music venues remain shuttered, stages are dark and eerily silent — musicians and fans alike are starving for musical affection in this pandemic ordered blackout, but a local festival will be playing virtual matchmaker this Saturday night as it launches its “Spirit of Manitoba'' Winter Concert Series & Open Mic Night. Whoop & Hollar…

MJHL still targeting February return to play

MJHL still targeting February return to playMJHL - On Jan. 8 the province of Manitoba extended the “Code Red”  health restrictions until Jan. 22. These restrictions do not allow for MJHL teams and players to practice or play games. The extension of the restrictions has not changed the identified restart timeline announced earlier by the MJHL. “[We] will continue to engage…
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