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 July 1-7, 2019. During this time police responded to 337 calls for service. Traffic violations 65        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 2          Vehicle Collisions 6          Impaired Drivers…

Portage Ex fair: another one in the bag

Portage Ex fair: another one in the bag

Portage Ex fair: another one in the bag                            July 7 is the final day for fun at the Portage Ex and from the noon opening until close at 6 p.m. wrist bands to the midway are going for a deal. The weather has been beautiful for the three-day fair…

Midway, 4-H, food, music and fun all part of 147th Portage Ex

Midway, 4-H, food, music and fun all part of 147th Portage Ex

Midway, 4-H, food, music and fun all part of 147th Portage ExMany have already noticed the midway creeping into Portage la Prairie ready to go full tilt July 5-7 as the Portage Industrial Exhibition launches its 147th Portage Ex. As Select Shows sets up on the exhibition grounds — the usual adrenalin-inducing rides and sugar-sweet confections will be on tap — one of Canada’s longest continuously…

Authentic Mexican cuisine now offered in Portage la Prairie

Authentic Mexican cuisine now offered in Portage la Prairie

Authentic Mexican cuisine now offered in Portage la PrairieAt the tender age of just seven, Alicia Hernandez was learning to take control of the family meals while growing up in Mexico City. Little did she know her cooking skills would become the basis of four family restaurants, the latest of which opened here on July 2. In the wake of her grandmother’s apron,…

Kayla Luky/Southern Flavor to open summer concert series

Kayla Luky/Southern Flavor to open summer concert series

Kayla Luky/Southern Flavor to open summer concert seriesThursday night live music in the park continues this Thursday as the free Concerts in the Park concert series kicks off with some Manitoba country and bluegrass favourites. Concerts in the Park will start at 6 p.m. on Thursday on the Ukrainian stage. Singer-songwriter Kayla Luky lives in Grandview, Manitoba, a small farming community nestled…

Portage la Prairie Canada Day party awesome

Portage la Prairie Canada Day party awesome

Portage la Prairie Canada Day party awesomeOnce again hundreds came out to Stride Place to wish the greatest country on earth ‘Happy Birthday’ and to enjoy Canada Day activities for the whole family. From the Rotary pancake breakfast to live music, bouncy castles, face painting, games, a huge birthday cake and late night fireworks, it was once again a great day…

Portage la Prairie RCMP report June 17-23

Portage la Prairie RCMP report June 17-23

Portage la Prairie RCMP report June 17-23RCMP report June 17-23 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 June 17 and June 23, 2019. During this time period, police responded to 347 calls for service.   Traffic violations 57        Traffic Offences…

March against drug violence defies nasty weather

March against drug violence defies nasty weather

March against drug violence defies nasty weatherMother Nature tried to take the punch out of a march to stop drug violence here Saturday, but it didn’t take the wind out of its sails. A core group gathered in Island Park Saturday and held the march in defiance of the previous high winds and rain and still peacefully marched on the streets…

City Canada Day events and schedule

City Canada Day events and schedulePortage la Prairie’s annual fireworks show will begin at 11 p.m. on July 1. Because of the fireworks, please be aware of these road closures: George Hill Dr. from International Dr. to Brandon Avenue from 7:00 am International Drive from Royal Road S to Brandon Avenue from 7:00 am Crescent Road E from 4th Street…
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