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…

Whoop & Hollar introduces RV camping in 2019

Whoop & Hollar introduces RV camping in 2019An expanded Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival for 2019 has led to interesting improvements, including RV camping in a unique forest setting on an adjoining property. “This year’s festival is a weekend-long event and we want the experience to be fun and accessible for all,” says artistic director, Josh Wright. Organizers are excited to have…
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