Rest-A-Bit concert for the homeless

Rest-A-Bit presents Saturday evening coffee house fundraiser concert

Rest-A-Bit concert for the homelessWhen Rest-A-Bit — the Prairie Vineyard Christian Fellowship group looking to establish a homeless shelter in Portage la Prairie — was honoured by being selected to receive $10,000 at the 150 Women Who Care event on Feb. 28, the homeless on the street here could still feel the nasty bone-jarring chill subside. When Portage la…

PRRA General Manager David Sattler resigns

PRRA General Manager David Sattler resigns

PRRA General Manager David Sattler resignsAfter eight years at the head of the Portage Regional Recreation Authority (PRRA), General Manager David Sattler is moving on. In an April 30 press release, the PRRA board acknowledged its acceptance of Sattler’s resignation and announced its intention to immediately begin the search for his successor. In the press release, the board states Sattler’s…

Sharpe Sisters fundraiser another sign of Spring

Sharpe Sisters fundraiser another sign of Spring

Sharpe Sisters fundraiser another sign of SpringAnother sure sign Spring is here is when local songbirds the Sharpe Sisters stage their Annual Spring Concert. Right around the corner on May 2, the intimate fundraiser is staged at the  Presbyterian Church at 17 Royal Rd. S. Doors open at 6 p.m. while the concert starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 9…

Maple Leaf Construction awarded $8.2 million causeway contract

Maple Leaf Construction awarded $8.2 million causeway contract

Maple Leaf Construction awarded $8.2 million causeway contractApril 26 2019 Award of Crescent Lake CausewayTenderdraft Portage la Prairie City Council voted unanimously during a special council meeting April 26 to award the now $8,186,749 contract to build the new causeway to Maple Leaf Construction. Company Chosen And Amount Being Spent Attached is the recommendation document with the prices and the points of…

Whoop & Hollar festival lineup to be released tonight at Open Mic

Whoop & Hollar festival lineup to be released tonight at Open Mic

Whoop & Hollar festival lineup to be released tonight at Open MicThe Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival will release its summer festival lineup tonight during its final Open Mic & Jam Night of the season. Dubbed the “Lineup Release Party”, the fun gets underway at the Royal Canadian Legion at 7 p.m. René Jobin of local band Proper Operation and local radio personality will MC as…

Local festival “whoops and hollars” over tourism marketing award win

Local festival “whoops and hollars” over tourism marketing award win

Local festival “whoops and hollars” over tourism marketing award winYears of hard work, planning and yet more hard work is making the Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival “the little festival that could”, something great here, but a little recognition now and then will deservedly help propel the festival onto the next plateau. Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival organizers, partners and volunteers were recognized April…

Province announces major infrastructure upgrades to Manitoba schools

Province announces major infrastructure upgrades to Manitoba schoolsEducation and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today the Manitoba government will spend $57.5 million in 59 infrastructure renewal projects across the province including structural roof repairs at Yellowquill School in Portage la Prairie. Capital funding for 2019-20 will provide structural repairs, roof replacements, new mechanical systems and accessibility projects for kindergarten to Grade 12…

Court fines B.C. truck driver suspends license for his part in double fatality collision

Court fines B.C. truck driver suspends license for his part in double fatality collisionA British Columbia truck driver involved in an Aug. 2017 collision that claimed the lives of two Manitoba youth was ultimately fined $3,000 and given a one-year driving prohibition. Gurjant Singh, 24, pleaded guilty in Portage la Prairie Provincial Court to a lesser Highway Traffic Act offence of careless driving causing death charge arising from…

Bergen’s campaign flavoured speech tells Manitoba Wildlife Federation AGM Conservatives will repeal Liberal gun laws

Bergen’s campaign flavoured speech tells Manitoba Wildlife Federation AGM Conservatives will repeal Liberal gun lawsSpeaking at the Manitoba Wildlife Federation’s 75th Annual General Meeting and Convention April 12, Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen said a Conservative government “will repeal and replace the Liberal’s ineffective gun legislation.” “75 years is a remarkable accomplishment and I applaud the Manitoba Wildlife Federation for all their hard work and dedication to wildlife conservation in…
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