Terriers hire marketing director

Terriers hire marketing directorThe Portage Terriers has hired Melissa Kuhn as Marketing Director. Melissa has a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Marketing from the University of Manitoba and has worked with the MS Society of Canada in planning and promoting community events as an MS Ambassador. Melissa is excited to work with the team and the…

Fentanyl seizure results in 8-year sentence

Fentanyl seizure results in 8-year sentenceBy Cpl. Julie Courchaine, RCMP Media Relations Officer. Corey Slotta, 30, of Winnipeg was convicted on July 15 of importation of fentanyl and sentenced to eight years in prison. The RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit, working in partnership with Canada Border Services Agency, on Oct. 1, 2017, initiated an investigation in relation to…

Métis Day celebration attracts hundreds to Island Park

Métis Day celebration attracts hundreds to Island ParkThe second annual Métis Day celebration Sunday filled Island Park with the sound of fiddle music and laughter — an infectious combination. Throughout the day live music was featured on the Island’s main stage where a temporary dance floor came to life as the Nash boys danced the Red River Jig. Children filled the dance…

Portage la Prairie ranks fifth in Crime Severity Index

Portage la Prairie ranks fifth in Crime Severity IndexMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen Portage la Prairie is following a trend it rather not. On Monday Statistics Canada released its latest Crime Severity Index (CSI) and as many Canadian communities, crime was up, but unpleasantly so here. Greg Moreau, Statistics Canada analyst said Wednesday Portage la Prairie remains the fifth Canadian city with a…

Concerts in the Park feature well-known acts tonight

Concerts in the Park feature well-known acts tonightThe “teacher” and classic rock favourites perform tonight as Concerts in the Park continues its free summer concert series on the island. Portage la Prairie piano and vocal teacher Janalee Bell will step out of her classroom tonight as she opens for Big Radio at Concerts in the Park on the island at 6 p.m.…

Portage Lisgar MP Bergen: PM Trudeau is the worst

Portage Lisgar MP Bergen not impressed with PM Trudeau's performance, especially when women are concerned.

Portage Lisgar MP Bergen: PM Trudeau is the worst  For the past four years, I’ve had a front-row seat to witness the effects of Justin Trudeau’s arrogance and failed policy both inside and outside the House of Commons. It was shortly after his election in 2015 when Trudeau stormed across the House of Commons in a fit of rage and elbowed one of…

Soliciting donations raises a question

Letter writer questions necessity of donations at Concerts in the Park.

Soliciting donations raises a question  Large kudos to Concerts in the Park They are given without prejudice, and in grateful acknowledgment of the work required to make the event occur. There was one exception to the evenings’ events that caused myself and, in later discussions with some other concert goers, that caused a much-detracted enjoyment of the performers. A…

Writer suggests painting flags for Manitoba’s 150th

Next year the Province of Manitoba will celebrate its 150th anniversary of the founding of the Province.

Writer suggests painting flags for Manitoba’s 150thNext year, 2020, will be celebrated by the Province of Manitoba as the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Province. How will we, in Portage la Prairie, acknowledge this? Check the latest Statistics Canada census results (2016). Portage la Prairie had 12, 949 folks in the reporting boundary of the municipality. Of this total,…

Central Plains RCMP report July 15 21

Central Plains RCMP report July 15 21

Central Plains RCMP report July 15 21  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 15 and July 21, 2019.  During this time period, police responded to 483 calls for service.   Traffic violations 107      Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act)…
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