Splash Island opens today

Splash Island opens todayPlease keep in mind all times MUST be previously reserved and pre-paid. Reserve your public swimming spot online www.splashisland.ca or by calling 204-857-7772 (July 6-12th) Reservations for July 13-26th will begin Wed July 8 at 9 a.m. Note: summer weeks will be systematically released, so you can pre-register. Members (& some non-members) use your regular…

Manitoba 150 confirms date for rescheduled Unite 150 concert

Manitoba 150 confirms date for rescheduled Unite 150 concertManitoba 150’s free summer concert, Unite 150 presented by Bell MTS, has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 26, 2021. Manitoba 150 will announce the exciting and diverse line-up of artists and activities at a later date but confirms that Bachman Cummings will remain as the event headliner. Few performers can boast a setlist as impressive…

Big Brothers Big Sisters partners with Pampered Chef

Big Brothers Big Sisters partners with Pampered ChefBig Brothers Big Sisters is opening its office on July 6 and trying to make up for lost fundraising opportunities. “Due to COVID-19 and the inability to fundraise, Big Brothers Big Sisters is trying something new and partnering with Pampered Chef,” says Big Brothers Big Sisters of Portage la Prairie Executive Director Dawn Froese. “Join…

Manitoba government releases survey results re Phase 3

Manitoba government releases survey results re Phase 3Manitoba government releases feedback on phase three of COVID-19 reopening, school restart plans. The Manitoba government is releasing data on public feedback to Phase Three of the province’s Restoring Safe Services roadmap to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and on surveys completed by parents and students on its school re-entry plan, Health, Seniors and Active Living…

Reflections from an elder in isolation

Reflections from an elder in isolationBy David Suzuki I’m fortunate. This slowdown is giving me time with my grandchildren who are with me and to think about what has mattered most in my life, what has given me the greatest joy and satisfaction, and where I hope the world may go after I’m gone. As an older male, I’m in…

Rare multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children linked to coronavirus

Rare multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children linked to coronavirusAs this first wave of COVID-19 continues, a growing number of complications and related illnesses are being connected to the novel coronavirus. A rare new disease syndrome appears to be caused by an overactive immune response in children, often hitting weeks after exposure to the virus. We need to know more about different immune responses…

Portage la Prairie RCMP investigate found human remains

Portage la Prairie RCMP investigate found human remainsOn June 24, 2020, at approximately 9:30 pm, RCMP responded to a report of found human remains near Baker Avenue, in Portage la Prairie. The identity of the remains is unknown at this time. Portage la Prairie RCMP along with our Major Crime Services, Forensic Identification Services and the Chief Medical Examiner's Office, continue to…

Reimagining streets could lead to healthier cities

Reimagining streets could lead to healthier citiesBy David Suzuki During the COVID-19 pandemic, cities worldwide have been repurposing streets to create more room for walking and cycling. In some, temporary measures to help people maintain physical distancing, like lower speed limits and limited car access, are providing impetus for permanent changes that prioritize healthy mobility choices over cars. Cities are being…