On a wing and a prayer of fresh worms

On a wing and a prayer of fresh worms

On a wing and a prayer of fresh wormsAs spring moved into summer we now see the bob, bob, bobbing junior American Robins feeding on lawns, fields, and in city parks. The nestlings have flown — more like outgrew — the nest and are now testing their moxie and independence in the wild. These photos were taken over a period of a couple…

What is going on here?

It’s not quite as if the masses are rising up, but there is a movement to make the fight against crime in Portage la Prairie personal.

What is going on here?It’s not quite as if the masses are rising up, but there is a movement to make the fight against crime in Portage la Prairie personal. A recent peaceful protest march and the establishment of a Facebook page where the public is welcome to post video footage from security cameras are conservative approaches that rely…

Bluegrass and storytelling on tap for summer concert series

Bluegrass and storytelling on tap for summer concert series

Bluegrass and storytelling on tap for summer concert seriesThompson, Manitoba singer/songwriter Nelson Little is first up this week on the Concerts in the Park Thursday evening playbill starting at 6 p.m. If anything, Little is known as one of the hardest-working Canadian singer-songwriters and he has the chops to back it up. His latest recording, “Ain’t Afraid of the Truth” is an honest…

Climate protection is not a partisan issue

Climate protection is not a partisan issue

Climate protection is not a partisan issueBy David Suzuki Media and politicians often regard environmentalists as a special interest group with political priorities served by “green” parties. If a Green politician isn’t present or allowed to participate in a public debate, journalists tend to eschew environmental questions, considering them the purview of the absent party. It’s absurd to think an issue…

Central Plains police report covering July 8-14

Central Plains police report covering July 8-14

Central Plains police report covering July 8-14  The 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 2019-07-08 and 2019-07-14.  During this time period, police responded to 449 calls for service.   Traffic violations 72        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 4          Vehicle Collisions…

PPC continues to seek Portage-Lisgar candidate

PPC continues to seek Portage-Lisgar candidateThe new kids on the federal political block — The People’s Party of Canada (PPC) — say it is receiving a warm welcome in Portage-Lisgar but has yet to nominate a candidate to run in the expected Fall 2019 election. The 2019 Canadian federal election, formally the 43rd Canadian general election, is scheduled to take…

Weekend weather a mixed bag in Portage

Weekend weather a mixed bag in Portage

Weekend weather a mixed bag in PortageAfter being under an Environment Canada alert that conditions were favourable for extreme thunderstorms, even tornadoes on July 11, the weekend forecast calls for a mixed bag of less exciting conditions. A mix of sun and cloud is expected all day Friday with the clouds expected to move out overnight. Saturday is expected to be…

Manitoba Liberals announce justice policy: Manitoba provincial police service

Manitoba Liberals announce justice policy: Manitoba provincial police service

Manitoba Liberals announce justice policy: Manitoba provincial police serviceWinnipeg – Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont says that a Manitoba Liberal Government will address the gaps in police services in rural and northern Manitoba with the creation of a provincially-run police service, a Manitoba Police Service. “For too long, Manitoba has had some of the highest crime rates in Canada. Under the PCs cuts and…

Tool Library opens door at Herman Prior

Tool Library opens door at Herman Prior

Tool Library opens door at Herman PriorSubmitted — Following a hugely successful February turnout at an open house to learn if there is interest in opening a tool library at the Herman Prior Activity Centre, organizers and volunteers met last light to firm up details and to announce the library is a go. “You can take out tools today,” said Yvette…

Portage MCC volunteers celebrated

Portage MCC volunteers celebrated

Portage MCC volunteers celebratedSUPPLIED by Portage MCC - Portage MCC Thrift Shop held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Supper on July 8, hosting a special dinner with guests from MCC Manitoba to honour its volunteers. “Each year we pause to celebrate our wonderful volunteers and express our appreciation for their work through a special event held at the Herman…
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