Week Three: Scheer committed to helping families, energy workers and small businesses get ahead

Week Three: Scheer committed to helping families, energy workers and small businesses get aheadBergen encouraged to see positive policies that will benefit Portage-Lisgar    As September closed, the 2019 federal election campaign reached its halfway point and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has continued to travel across Canada and announce policies that will help families, energy workers and small businesses get ahead. “Repealing Trudeau’s tax increases on small businesses…

Portage la Prairie RCMP report for Sept. 23-29

Portage la Prairie RCMP report for Sept. 23-29The 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 Sept.23 and Sept. 29. During this time period, police responded to 341 calls for service   Traffic violations 96        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 4          Vehicle Collisions…

1st Saturday Coffee House at the Library returns Oct. 5

1st Saturday Coffee House at the Library returns Oct. 5The popular Saturday afternoon gatherings for acoustic musicians, magicians, poets, comedians and other entertainers returns Oct. 5 to the Portage La Prairie Regional Library. This is the third season for the 1st Saturday Coffee House at the library and organizer Tom Howe says he is pleased with its acceptance in the community. “This is very…

Reel Event 2019-20 season starts Oct. 16

Reel Event 2019-20 season starts Oct. 16A slice of “big city” entertainment comes to Portage la Prairie as Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment hits the play button on its Reel Event film series on Oct. 16. Reel Event is an annual film festival offering critically acclaimed selections previously screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. Reel Event launches Oct. 16 with…

Police seek man in connection with assault an axe

Police seek man in connection with assault an axePortage la Prairie RCMP are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a local man with an axe in the early morning hours on Sept. 28. Police taped off a crime scene on Tupper St. into Saturday morning as it gathered evidence, but a Monday afternoon RCMP press release did not name the Tupper St.…

Former Portage mayor passes

Former Portage mayor passesSuddenly on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Portage and District General Hospital, Earl Porter passed away at the age of 69 years. He was Mayor of Portage la Prairie from 2010 to 2014 and was a former member of the RCMP. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at…

Single digit temperatures ahead in 7-day forecast

Single digit temperatures ahead in 7-day forecastAs southern Alberta buckles down Friday afternoon waiting for a snowstorm — yes, a snowstorm — central Manitobans should feel blessed with only a mix of rain, cloud and sun over the next seven days — but no forecasted snow. The Central Plains endured very wet conditions in the past two weeks that has threatened…

Roquette appoints new vice-president of its pea and new proteins business line

Roquette appoints new vice-president of its pea and new proteins business lineJean-Philippe Azoulay brings an extensive experience that will be key to reinforcing the leading position of the Group in this booming sector. La Madeleine (France), September 19, 2019 – Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for Food, Nutrition and Health markets, announced on Sept. 19 the appointment of Jean-Philippe Azoulay as vice-president of the…

Annual Metis Gala this Saturday

Annual Metis Gala this SaturdayFunds raised through this Saturdays 18th Annual Metis Gala will be used to continue sharing Metis culture in Portage la Prairie. Organizers say the Gala — their main fundraiser — goes a long way in helping the Manitoba Metis Federation Portage Chapter keep active in the community with family events that have become favourites. All…