Molly gets a pedicure

Molly gets a pedicurePortage la Prairie, March 17 — Molly was one of many Portage la Prairie canines who took in Kenny’s K9 fundraiser on March 17 to raise money for the Herman Prior Activity Centre (HPAC). Kenny’s K9 regularly holds fundraisers to support good causes in the city and this time the HPAC was the fortunate recipient. For…

Be ready to spring forward

Be ready to spring forwardManitobans will trade losing an hour of sleep for the light staying out later at night. March 14 is daylight savings time and here’s your reminder to set your clocks an hour ahead before going to bed tonight. Officially the time change takes place at 2 a.m., at which point clocks should be reset to…

Raine Hamilton plays Winter Concert Series

Part 5 of the Spirit of Manitoba Winter Concert Series launches Saturday evening with a one-hour performance by Raine Hamilton. This is the second-last show of the season and is free to any who log into Whoop & Hollar’s YouTube Channel or Facebook Page. “The Spirit of Manitoba Winter Concert Series & Open Mic Night brings the joyful…

Pop up vaccination clinic to be held at Herman Prior Activity Centre

Pop up vaccination clinic to be held at Herman Prior Activity CentreEligible candidates for COVID-19 vaccines were able to begin making appointments on March 11 for a March 18 pop-up clinic to be held at the Herman Prior Activity Centre. The Manitoba Health clinic is by appointment only. The Herman Prior Activity Centre cannot book your appointment. Appointments can be made by calling the vaccine call…

Universities have thrived despite past disruptions and could grow even stronger after COVID-19

Universities have thrived despite past disruptions and could grow even stronger after COVID-19In the past century, universities have risen to occupy a central place in the knowledge economy, from fostering innovation to attracting promising international students and researchers and being an anchor for regional and national economic development. How universities boost economic growth Universities are integral to public policy. Never before have institutions of higher education been…

Sip, Support, Survive winners announced

Sip, Support, Survive winners announcedThe first Sip, Support, Survive virtual fundraiser by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Plains raised $5,875 BBBS announced. The fundraiser was held to support BBBS’s mentoring program and to ignite the potential of young people. 57 team participated in a Facebook live group event over a period of nine days.  Each day approximately 30…

Arrest made in suspicious fire investigation

Arrest made in suspicious fire investigationPortage la Prairie RCMP yesterday arrested a 24-year-old Portage woman who allegedly started a March 2 fire at a 3 St. NW residence. Police say they will not name the woman to protect her identity “as there are concerns for her safety.” The woman is so far charged with arson, disregard for human life, arson…

Terriers offer season ticket holders options

Terriers offer season ticket holders optionsThe Terriers’ front office this week released information about how it will try to skate into the 2021-22 season which includes a hand up from its nearly 200 season ticket holders. “Thank you for supporting the Portage Terriers through what has been a challenging couple of seasons. It’s been almost a calendar year since our…

RCMP warrants result in eight arrests

RCMP warrants result in eight arrestsWarrants executed Feb. 26 resulted in a number of arrests including those of a Portage la Prairie man and woman police say are possibly connected to a Feb. 17 drug theft at a local pharmacy. Portage la Prairie RCMP, along with the RCMP Emergency Response Team, West District Containment Team, and Brandon and Portage RCMP…