Winter storm warning remains in effect

Winter storm warning remains in effectAn extreme winter storm will continue to pummel parts of southern Manitoba over the next couple of days and will affect: M. of Cartier incl. Elie St. Eustache and Springstein M. of Dufferin incl. Carman Roseisle and Homewood M. of Grey incl. St. Claude Elm Creek and Fannystelle M. of Headingley M. of Macdonald incl.…

Advance voting begins Oct. 11

Advance voting begins Oct. 11Advance voting for the 43rd federal general election is scheduled for Oct. 11-14 and in Portage la Prairie you can cast your ballot at Stride Place. Advance polls are open across the country from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (local time). At advance polls, electors can only vote at their assigned polling station. This is…

Central Plains RCMP report for Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

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 2019-09-30 and 2019-10-06. During this time period, police responded to 324 calls for service   Traffic violations 86        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 3          Vehicle Collisions 0         …

Colorado low bringing heavy rain and snow to Manitoba

Colorado low bringing heavy rain and snow to ManitobaThe forecasted weather system calling for substantial precipitation in the form of heavy rain and snow to areas of the province is here. Manitoba Infrastructure reminds motorists to drive to conditions as a storm system moves into a wide area of the province. Drivers should be aware of road conditions all year long, but especially…

Portage la Prairie RCMP in search of motorcycle owner

Portage la Prairie RCMP in search of motorcycle ownerRCMP have been looking for the owner of a dirt bike since it was retrieved on July 28, 2018. RCMP were making patrols on Fisher Ave. W. that night and observed an individual pushing a motorcycle. When the individual saw the police, he dropped the motorcycle and fled. The individual was not located and the…

Winter conditions coming to Manitoba as early as Wednesday

Winter conditions coming to Manitoba as early as WednesdayEnvironment Canada has issued a special weather statement that is in effect until Wednesday affecting the R.M. of Portage la Prairie including St. Ambroise Environment Canada: The unseasonable warm spell through southern Manitoba will soon come to an end. A cold front from Saskatchewan will bring colder temperatures with some rain or snow for Wednesday.…

Federal Liberal candidate, Ken Werbiski, opens campaign office

Federal Liberal candidate, Ken Werbiski, opens campaign officePortage-Lisgar federal Liberal Party candidate Ken Werbiski opened his Portage la Prairie campaign office at 61 Saskatchewan Ave. E., next door to city hall on Oct. 4. It was a busy turnout for the opening, remarked Werbiski. “There is a lot of Liberal support in Portage-Lisgar and these people here attest to that.” Werbiski is…

Portage Legion awards bursaries

Portage Legion awards bursariesEach year during Legion Week Portage la Prairie Royal Canadian Legion Branch 65 awards its bursaries. This year Abby Vanstone, Amy Wiebe and Dayne Bickerton were the fortunate bursary winners. They are pictured here with Irene Boyse, Glen Archie and Legion President Bob Olford. Mickey Dumont/Citizen photo

Bridge gone, intersection closed until November

Bridge gone, intersection closed until November  Going, going, gone! The bridge leading to Island Park is now gone. Crews have moved onto Crescent Rd. forcing a temporary closure of Crescent Rd. E. from Royal Rd. to 3rd S. E due to causeway construction. The city says on its website the “intention is to have the road opened early November.
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