Group to support the supporters takes shape

Group to support the supporters takes shape

Group to support the supporters takes shapeFinding emotional support is never a walk in the park, but sometimes it is a good place to start. A grassroots level support group to help those who take care of a sick family member or friend is taking shape after two weeks of meeting at Island Park. “I'm trying to get a group started…

Portage RCMP seek public help following NW stabbing

Portage RCMP seek public help following NW stabbing

Portage RCMP seek public help following NW stabbingPortage la Prairie RCMP are asking the public for any information following a stabbing incident on May 7. RCMP were called at approximately 9:55 a.m. to a report of a male who was seen bleeding on 3 St. N.W. in Portage la Prairie. Police did not immediately locate a victim, but evidence from the scene…

RCMP police report April 29 – May 4, 2019

Portage la Prairie RCMP police report April 29 - May 4, 2019

RCMP police report April 29 – May 4, 2019The 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 April 29, 2019, and May 5, 2019. During this time period, police responded to 345 calls for service   Traffic violations 70        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act)…

Man injured in 10 St. NE shooting

Man injured in 10 St. NE shootingUPDATE Police today say a man shot May 6 was a targeted incident following a home invasion. Manitoba RCMP reported in a tweet, "The initial investigation has determined that three males, two with firearms, and one female, all dressed in black, wearing masks and gloves, entered the home and threatened the occupant. One of the…

Portage firefighters wheel out great bike auction Saturday

Portage firefighters wheel out great bike auction Saturday

Portage firefighters wheel out great bike auction SaturdayHudson Boak, 5, wheels his choice towards the auction stage Saturday during the annual Portage la Prairie Firefighters Burn Fund bike auction. Behind him from left is the rest of the Boak family, Dad Sean and Mom Charlene and two-year-old Hanley. It was a cool and windy morning, but that did not deter the public…

Province completes review of disaster financial assistance program

Province completes review of disaster financial assistance program

Province completes review of disaster financial assistance program  An improved provincial disaster financial assistance (DFA) program will result from recommendations made following an extensive program review done in collaboration with municipalities, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler, minister responsible for emergency measures, announced on May 6. “When natural disasters strike, DFA helps Manitobans and municipalities recover while eliminating unreasonable financial burdens,” Schuler said.  “By…

Herman Prior Activity Centre signs up 400th member 

Herman Prior Activity Centre signs up 400th member 

Herman Prior Activity Centre signs up 400th member It’s been some time since the official membership roll reached 400 at the Herman Prior Activity Centre (HPAC), but when Lynn Pashe signed up, the HPAC could once again claim that lofty membership plateau. Like all groups — non-profit or otherwise — membership numbers are a benchmark, a goal and a rung on a ladder…

Province launches new resource to make rental properties safer

Province launches new resource to make rental properties safer

Province launches new resource to make rental properties safer  The Manitoba government is launching a new fact sheet for landlords that clarifies the process for evicting tenants who are breaking the law and putting others at risk, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced on May 6. “We know that landlords have for too long struggled to gather and present the evidence they need to…

The Prairie Fiddlers Concert annual concert Sunday

The Prairie Fiddlers Concert annual concert Saturday

The Prairie Fiddlers Concert annual concert SundayThe fiddles will be on fire May 5 as The Prairie Fiddlers Concert will fill the air at Portage la Prairie’s Good Shepherd Church. This is the 21st annual Prairie Fiddlers Concert and the second at the church. Promoter and one of Manitoba’s if not Canada’s finest fiddler Mark Morisseau, says fiddlers of all levels…