Terriers drop home opener

Terriers drop home openerUnable to find the back of the net, the Portage Terriers fell 7-3 Friday night to the Virden Oil Capitals in a sometimes chippy home opener. The Terriers were behind 6-0 before putting a marker up against Kyle Kozma who stopped 37 shots and backstopped the entire 60 minutes. The Oil Capitals potted three goals…

Three arrested on drug charges

Three arrested on drug chargesActing on two search warrants, Portage la Prairie RCMP seized drugs and weapons from an undisclosed city address. Just after 9 a.m. on Oct. 15, Portage la Prairie RCMP, along with RCMP Police Dog Services and the West District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team, executed the search warrants at a city residence and executed a…

Provincial government COVID-19 update for Oct. 16

Provincial government COVID-19 update for Oct. 16The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.2 percent and 75 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 3,173. Today’s data shows: seven cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region; two cases in the Northern health region; one case in the…

Terriers host Virden in home opener

Terriers host Virden in home openerThe Portage Terriers’ Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) home opener is tonight with puck drop at 7:30 p.m. Virden Oil Capitals will hit the ice at Stride Place to challenge the Terriers in the third of four consecutive matchups. The teams have split the first two games — most recently a 2-1 overtime tilt in…

RCMP rescue then arrest break and enter suspect

RCMP rescue then arrest break and enter suspect  A 25-year-old Portage la Prairie man broke the traditional cops and robbers mould on Oct. 11 when he first needed rescuing before he could be apprehended and ultimately charged. Responding to an early morning trespassing complaint at a Westco Drive in Portage la Prairie, from which the suspect had already fled, given the description,…

RCMP activity report for Oct. 5 – 11

RCMP activity report for Oct. 5 – 11The 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 2020-10-05 and 2020-10-11. During this time period, police responded to 285 calls for service Traffic violations 90        Traffic Offences (Hwy. Traffic Act) 5          Vehicle Collisions 1          Impaired…

Provincial COVID-19 update for Oct. 14

Provincial COVID-19 update for Oct. 14As Manitoba counts its 37th novel coronavirus related death, statistics continue to worsen as the positivity rate and infections reach new highs. Public health officials advise the 36th and 37th deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, a male in his 80s and a female in her 70s both from Winnipeg. These were previously announced…

Fundraising underway to shore up fort

Fundraising underway to shore up fortBuilt by volunteers as a Canada Centennial project in 1967, the tower bastions at the Fort la Reine Museum and Pioneer Village need to be redeveloped. “The Museum is presently undertaking the task of raising ​$120,000​ to rebuild the tower bastions and redevelop exhibit materials inside the bastions relating to our local indigenous histories and…

Provincial government update for Oct. 13

Provincial government update for Oct. 13Public health officials advise the 35th death due to COVID-19 have been reported, a male in his 70s from the rural east district in Southern Health. This was a previously announced case. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is (highest to date) 3.5 percent and 124 new cases of the virus have been identified…

Teen arrested following random shooting of vehicle

Teen arrested following random shooting of vehicleA 17-year-old Portage la Prairie is in custody following Oct. 12 firearm offences including pointing a gun at pedestrians and shooting at — and hitting — a vehicle with people inside Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to numerous complaints of a male in possession of a firearm at approximately 9 p.m. in the area of…
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