Portage la Prairie RCMP respond to serious domestic incident

Portage la Prairie RCMP respond to serious domestic incidentPortage la Prairie RCMP continue to investigate a tense early morning “domestic situation” that resulted in the hospitalization of one woman with unknown injuries and a Portage la Prairie man being charged with attempted murder. Manitoba RCMP report today Portage la Prairie Fire Department, Emergency Services and RCMP responded to a Feb. 15 call at…

Environment Canada launches digital weather app

Environment Canada launches digital  weather appEnvironment Canada has made it a few steps easier from sticking your head outdoors to learn what your weather is: it has gone mobile. The federal agency launched its first weather app for iPhone and Android this week, including a new high-resolution radar option so amateur meteorologists can guess exactly when the next rainstorm or…

Quick fire on fast ice

Quick fire on fast iceIt was one week late getting here, but competitors in the Fire on Ice Racing Series this past weekend on Crescent Lake made up for it in laps approaching 100 k/ph. A convergence of snowstorms kept racers from competing in Portage la Prairie. Last year racers dashed through puddles of slush under very much different…

Chamber AGM next week

Chamber AGM next weekThe Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce has an open invite to help it celebrate a successful 2018 and help us look ahead to 2019 as it holds its AGM next week. Deadline for tickets is Feb. 15, for the chamber’s Annual General Meeting scheduled for Feb. 21. The chamber will give a…

MS support group to form

MS support group to formNow in its formative stage, the Portage and Rural MS Support group will be having a community meeting on Feb. 13, to bring together family, friends and those stricken by Multiple Sclerosis. “This will be an opportunity to discuss ways to help those affected by MS and their families and to begin building a local…

RCMP report Feb. 4-10

RCMP report Feb. 4-10The 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 2019-02-04 and 2019-02-10. During this time period, police responded to 296 calls for service   Traffic violations 145 Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 10 Vehicle Collisions 2…