Bergen re-appointed Conservative house leader

Bergen re-appointed Conservative house leaderLeader of Canada’s Conservatives and the official opposition, Andrew Scheer, announced the appointment of a strong, diverse team to lead the Conservative caucus and re-appointed the Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen as the opposition House leader. Bergen has been the opposition house leader since September 2016. “I am honoured to continue to serve as the Conservative…

Manitoba RCMP Selective Traffic Enforcement Program set to begin

Manitoba RCMP Selective Traffic Enforcement Program set to beginThe annual RCMP Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will kick off on Sunday, December 1, 2019, and continue up to and including January 1, 2020. All RCMP detachments and Traffic Services Units throughout the province will be participating in the program with the focus once again being on the detection and apprehension of impaired drivers…

Talent call for Open Mic & Jam Night at the Legion

Talent call for Open Mic & Jam Night at the LegionDeb Tripp has signed on to host the monthly Whoop and Hollar Open Mic & Jam Night at the Portage Legion on Nov. 29, from 7-11 pm. Tripp will open with a 30-minute concert. A burgeoning singer-songwriter, Tripp moved to Manitoba from southern Ontario this past summer. She has been singing and playing guitar since…

Museum setting out all of the trimmings for Yuletide

Museum setting out all of the trimmings for Yuletide  The Fort la Reine Museum is bringing the sights, sounds and feel of a traditional Christmas on Dec. 7 in a setting here no one can match. “Yuletide is a family-friendly festive event that includes horse-drawn sleigh rides, holiday crafts, our winter artisan market with vendors who specialize in handmade local goods/gifts, live festive…

RCMP search for missing 17-year-old male

RCMP search for missing 17-year-old maleThe RCMP are asking for public assistance in locating 17-year-old, Samuel Anthony Panko, who was last seen on Oct. 29, 2019, in Portage La Prairie. Samuel Panko is described as having a slim build, 5’9”, short dark brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be in the Winnipeg area. If you have seen…

Santa’s coming to town

Santa’s coming to townThe Rotary Santa’s Parade of Lights will again roll down Saskatchewan Ave. on Dec. 6. The annual Santa parade begins at 7:30 p.m. and will launch on Saskatchewan Ave. and 20 St. W. The parade will wind its way to Lions Prairie Manor and finally disband at the hospital. The parade will stage at Stride…

Mary Poppins drops in tonight

Mary Poppins drops in tonightPrairie Players Fall Dinner Theatre production, "Mary Poppins", opens tonight on the William Glesby Centre stage. Featuring a huge cast and likely Prairie Theatre’s most ambitious undertaking to date, dress rehearsal Monday night revealed a polished cast ready to undertake this whimsical musical. "Mary Poppins", directed by Stephanie Kauffman, will run Nov. 20 – 23.…

Prairie Fusion Galleria to host acoustic concert

Prairie Fusion Galleria to host acoustic concertThe stage at the William Glesby Centre is likely recognized as the premier venue for live entertainment in Portage la Prairie, but the acoustics in the Galleria, the hallway that runs through the building, has intrigued more than one musician. Maybe the Galleria could become an “Off-Broadway” type venue for acoustic performances? One local musician…

Portage woman, 39, in custody following NW stabbing

Portage woman, 39, in custody following NW stabbingPortage la Prairie RCMP received a call at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 16, reporting a stabbing in the 500 block of 4 St. NW. Several individuals transported themselves to the hospital. Statements from witnesses indicate that a 39-year-old female from Portage la Prairie stabbed a 30-year-old female also from Portage la Prairie. Police learned…

Central Plains police report Nov. 11 – 17

Central Plains police report Nov. 11 – 17The 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 2019-11-11 and 2019-11-17. During this time period, police responded to 271 calls for service   Traffic violations 68        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 9          Vehicle Collisions 2         …
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