Roquette Canada named among Manitoba’s Top Employers for 2020

Roquette Canada named among Manitoba’s Top Employers for 2020  Having not yet produced even an ounce of pea protein it is well known for and is building a nearly half-billion dollar plant in Portage la Prairie, Roquette Canada is attracting attention as being a great place to work. Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for food, nutrition and health markets that is…

Legion Open mic on Christmas hiatus

Legion Open mic on Christmas hiatusWhoop and Hollar Open Mic & Jam Night at the Portage Legion is taking a Christmas break. Deb Tripp hosted the Nov. 29 Open Mic & Jam under the new format. The host — a special guest — gets a mini 30-minute concert before inviting the performers who have signed up to play, recite, stand…

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train pulls into town

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train pulls into townEven in daylight, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train can attract a crowd when it rolls through Portage la Prairie. Under bright skies and above-average temperatures for Dec. 3, the CP Holiday Train pulled into its regular stop behind the BDO Centre to be greeted by those in the spirit to help the Salvation Army with…

Province, community foundation inject funds into local Bear Clan program

Province, community foundation inject funds into local Bear Clan programThe journey to launch the Portage la Prairie Bear Clan chapter is a few steps away from beginning foot patrols here but funds delivered to the program on Oct. 29 have shortened the walk. Last week the provincial government delivered $31,000 in money provided through the federal proceeds of crime fund, which is forfeited from…

Portage la Prairie RCMP respond to fatal motor vehicle collision

Portage la Prairie RCMP respond to fatal motor vehicle collisionA single-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Long Plain woman Sunday morning. Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch at Hwy. 305 near Road 62 N. at 8:35 Sunday morning to find an unresponsive female driver who was not wearing a seatbelt. The 41-year-old was pronounced deceased…

Province invests $4.4 million to enhance access to mental health and addictions supports in schools

Province invests $4.4 million to enhance access to mental health and addictions supports in schoolsAdditional resources will reduce wait times, give families a voice in children’s treatment plans: ministers The Manitoba government is investing $4.4 million to enhance access to school-based mental health and addictions supports, beginning in Brandon, Portage la Prairie and Steinbach, Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen and Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today.…

Bergen re-appointed Conservative house leader

Bergen re-appointed Conservative house leaderLeader of Canada’s Conservatives and the official opposition, Andrew Scheer, announced the appointment of a strong, diverse team to lead the Conservative caucus and re-appointed the Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen as the opposition House leader. Bergen has been the opposition house leader since September 2016. “I am honoured to continue to serve as the Conservative…

Manitoba RCMP Selective Traffic Enforcement Program set to begin

Manitoba RCMP Selective Traffic Enforcement Program set to beginThe annual RCMP Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will kick off on Sunday, December 1, 2019, and continue up to and including January 1, 2020. All RCMP detachments and Traffic Services Units throughout the province will be participating in the program with the focus once again being on the detection and apprehension of impaired drivers…

Talent call for Open Mic & Jam Night at the Legion

Talent call for Open Mic & Jam Night at the LegionDeb Tripp has signed on to host the monthly Whoop and Hollar Open Mic & Jam Night at the Portage Legion on Nov. 29, from 7-11 pm. Tripp will open with a 30-minute concert. A burgeoning singer-songwriter, Tripp moved to Manitoba from southern Ontario this past summer. She has been singing and playing guitar since…

Museum setting out all of the trimmings for Yuletide

Museum setting out all of the trimmings for Yuletide  The Fort la Reine Museum is bringing the sights, sounds and feel of a traditional Christmas on Dec. 7 in a setting here no one can match. “Yuletide is a family-friendly festive event that includes horse-drawn sleigh rides, holiday crafts, our winter artisan market with vendors who specialize in handmade local goods/gifts, live festive…