Rediscovering our place in nature 

Rediscovering our place in nature By David Suzuki The following is adapted from The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature (Greystone Books), a book I wrote with Amanda McConnell in 1997 and updated in 2007. It seems as relevant today as when we wrote it, if not more so. I hope you enjoy it and that the year ahead brings new…

MNP helps BBBS mentoring

MNP helps BBBS mentoringBig Brothers and Big Sisters of Portage received a Christmas present from MNP of $750,” says Dawn Froese, BBBS executive director. “The money will be used to continue mentoring programs in our community.” Big Brothers and Big Sisters rely heavily upon community donations to keep its valuable programming going. You can donate by clicking on the…

RCMP make arrest in homicide investigation

RCMP make arrest in homicide investigationA Long Plain First Nation man was arrested on Jan. 6 and charged with the murder of Tamara Benoit (Norman). Two arrests were made between January 5-6, in relation to the Benoit murder investigation, but a 15-year-old Winnipeg youth arrested on Jan. 5, was released without charges. Ryan Peters, 37, from Long Plain First Nation,…

Private donations push Fort Restoration Project to 50 per cent

Private donations push Fort Restoration Project to 50 per centThe Fort Restoration Project at the Fort la Reine Museum started in fall 2020 is nearly halfway thanks to a private $10,000 donation. “The fundraising campaign for the Fort Restoration Project officially relaunched in the Fall of 2020, and we have been extremely grateful to have had several contributions from supporters in our community. Most…

Chamber to celebrate business award nominees

Chamber to celebrate business award nomineesPortage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its business award nominees on Jan. 14 with a virtual presentation via the Zoom platform. In a press release this week the chamber says it is inviting all to join them to celebrate their nominees. “After the unprecedented year we've had, the chamber is…

Officer stabbed during Dec. 26 arrest

Officer stabbed during Dec. 26 arrestA Portage la Prairie RCMP officer was stabbed on Dec. 26 while trying to arrest a woman on Wilkinson Cres. At approximately 9:30 a.m., Dec. 26 Portage la Prairie RCMP received a report of a suspicious person in the backyard of a residence located on Wilkinson Cres. The responding officer located a 40-year-old female walking…

What would you change in the new year?

What would you change in the new year?By Carey Kinsolving and friends “I would like to change my bedtime on New Year’s Eve,” says Tyler, 11. “I usually go to bed at 10 p.m., but I would like to stay up all night. I would have a great time because we would first party, second play video games and third eat a…

Onward and upward: Leaving 2020 behind

Onward and upward: Leaving 2020 behindBDC Monthly Economic Letter December 2020 21 trends that will shape the 2021 recovery The year that is drawing to a close has been an uphill battle for many entrepreneurs. Fortunately, 2021 already looks more promising, despite significant remaining challenges. This economic letter presents 21 trends that will have an impact on the economy in…

We have the power to create a brighter future

We have the power to create a brighter future By David Suzuki This is our last column for 2020. What a year it’s been! As if things weren’t bad enough on the environmental front — record-breaking global temperature increases, the U.S. backtracking on ecological protections and policies and pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, a worsening biodiversity crisis and more — the world…

Prairie Fusion to host CRJAE

Prairie Fusion to host CRJAEPrairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment has been named CRJAE (Central Region Juried Art Exhibit) host and has issued a call for entries. An annual event, the Central Region Juried Art Exhibit is in its 39 year and is organized by the Central Cultural Council. The committee is comprised of Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment, Golden Prairie Arts…