BBBS sells limited edition t-shirts and hoodies

BBBS sells limited edition t-shirts and hoodiesBig Brothers and Big Sisters has designed a special 2020 t-shirt and hoody that will be for sale for a limited time only between Aug. 20- 31. “These are for anyone, BBBS name does not appear on the clothing,” explains BBBS Executive Director Dawn Froese who is steering the non-profit association into different areas of…

Manitoba RCMP charge two more in connection with Portage la Prairie homicide

Manitoba RCMP charge two more in connection with Portage la Prairie homicideFollowing two arrests by RCMP last week all four people identified in convenience store video from early morning on the morning June 20, are in custody charged in the murder of Gerhard Reimer- Wiebe. On Aug. 5, officers arrested 26-year-old Bobbi Lynn Hall of Winnipeg. She was charged with First Degree Murder, Forcible Confinement and…

$5,000 donated to museum

$5,000 donated to museumA long-time supporter of the Fort la Reine Museum has donated $5,000 in part to further protect the historic Superintendent’s Railcar. “I am thrilled to announce that the Fort la Reine Museum received a fairly significant donation from this past week,” says Fort la Reine Museum Executive Director Madison Connolly. “Rusty presented a $5,000 cheque…

Whoop & Hollar allowed as drive in festival

Whoop & Hollar allowed as drive in festivalAfter months of communicating with stakeholders, Whoop & Hollar Folk Fest confirmed last week the show will go on. Whoop & Hollar has received approval for a modified two-day festival. The 2020 festival will be held in a drive-in format on August 28-29 at the Portage Ex Fairgrounds. “Although we are saddened by the cancellation of…

The history of wearing mask-wearing

The history of wearing mask-wearingBy Catherine Carstairs Professor, Department of History, University of Guelph Clearly, our discomfort about wearing masks in the midst of a pandemic has deep roots. Bad smells and bird beaks Medical mask-wearing has a long history. In the past few months, pictures of the beaked masks that doctors wore during the 17th-century plague epidemic have…

RCMP make two arrests in Portage la Prairie homicide

On June 24, 2020, at approximately 9:30 pm, RCMP officers responded to a report of found human remains near Baker Street, in Portage la Prairie. Investigators with Major Crime Services and Forensic Identification Services attended the scene and worked with the Medical Examiner's Office to determine that the cause of death was a homicide. On July 17, 2020, the remains…

RCMP identify murder victim, centre investigation in Winnipeg

RCMP identify murder victim, centre investigation in WinnipegManitoba RCMP has identified the body of a homicide victim found in Portage la Prairie and has moved its investigation to Winnipeg. On June 24, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Manitoba RCMP responded to a report of found human remains near Baker St. in Portage la Prairie. Investigators with Major Crime Services and Forensic Identification Services…

Portage la Prairie RCMP receive landslide of tips in homicide investigation

Portage la Prairie RCMP receive landslide of tips in homicide investigationAfter requesting public assistance in identifying a homicide victim and locating potential witnesses, Manitoba RCMP has received an “incredible response to our plea for assistance in the Portage la Prairie homicide investigation.” Following the release of the additional information on July 15, over 250 tips were received through the Major Crime Services tip line, social…

Canadian tourism: Buckling in for a difficult recovery

Canadian tourism: Buckling in for a difficult recoveryBDC Monthly Economic Letter: 'It will take years for the industry to regain its footing' The pandemic crisis has caused the sharpest economic contraction in the post-war period and the recovery, which began in May, is likely to be most painful for the hardest hit sectors. In particular, the tourism industry will show the scars…
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