Let’s throw the party of the century

Let’s throw the party of the centuryLadies and gentlemen in the wake of this storm, let's grab the headlines that exposed us as a fabulous, warm and grateful little city that anyone would just love to be a part of. Let’s spend the next month laying large plans for the greatest party Portage la Prairie has ever held. Probably Stride Place…

Big Brothers Big Sisters host volunteer fair

Big Brothers Big Sisters host volunteer fairOn Oct. 30 Portagers will have the chance to learn how they can give back to their community while Big Brothers Big Sisters host a volunteer fair at Stride Place from noon to 7 p.m. Come and explore volunteer opportunities with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Sunset Palliative Care, Portage Learning & Literacy, Visions of Independence,…

Canadian Red Cross recruiting at volunteer fair booth

Canadian Red Cross recruiting at volunteer fair boothMembers of the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Management team will be in Portage la Prairie on Oct. 30, hosting a recruitment booth at the volunteer fair hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters. The volunteer fair runs from 12-7 p.m. at Stride Place. Canadian Red Cross is actively recruiting to build a 17 member personal disaster…

Central Plains RCMP seize tobacco in routine traffic stop

Central Plains RCMP seize tobacco in routine traffic stop87,260 cigarettes were seized and two people arrested as a result of a routine traffic stop on Oct. 24. Police report just after 9 a.m. on October 24, RCMP conducted a traffic stop of a rental vehicle from Alberta near Portage la Prairie. It was determined that the driver had an outstanding arrest warrant from…

Whoop & Hollar Open Mic and Jam Night returns for third season

Whoop & Hollar Open Mic and Jam Night returns for third seasonThe Whoop & Hollar Open Mic and Jam Night returns tonight for its third season. Excluding December, Whoop & Hollar Open Mic and Jam Nights are held on the last Friday of each month up to and including April at the Portage Legion. “These monthly events are free to the public,” explains Linda Omichinski, festival…

Grease is the word in Glesby singalong sensation

Grease is the word in Glesby singalong sensationNov. 1 is the time to cruise down to Rydell High School, AKA The William Glesby Theatre, and get your grease on during a special presentation of arguably the most sung along (“I got chills… They’re mul-ti-ply-in’…”) musical ever: Grease! The Glesby is inviting you to put on your 50s outfit, slick back your ducktails…

Portage la Prairie RCMP make arrests during a traffic stop

Portage la Prairie RCMP make arrests during a traffic stopAn early morning Oct. 21 RCMP check on a suspicious vehicle resulted in the arrest of four and the seizure of a gun, break-in tools and drugs. Portage la Prairie RCMP received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the west end of the city at about 1 a.m. RCMP officers located the vehicle with…

Portage la Prairie RCMP searching for missing teen

Portage la Prairie RCMP searching for missing teenPortage la Prairie RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Adrianna Prince, who was last seen on Oct. 7, in Portage la Prairie. Prince is described as Indigenous, 5’3”, approximately 170 pounds, with brown eyes and freckles on her left cheek, and was last seen with long black hair. It is believed that…

Koats For Kids program seeks donations

Koats For Kids program seeks donationsUnited Way Central Plains in partnership with Big Brothers Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Tupper Street Family Resource Centre is again running the Koats for Kids Program this year. Organizers are accepting donations of new or gently used winter coats, ski pants, boots, toques, hats, mittens and scarves throughout the month of October at…
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