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…

Local artists to showcase their music at international conference

Local artists to showcase their music at international conferenceA local music festival and a roster of local musicians are representing Portage la Prairie and Manitoba on the international stage next week. On Feb. 25, 16 acts from the Portage community and across the province will perform their original works at Folk Unlocked, the 2021 edition of the world-renowned Folk Alliance International Conference (FAI).…

Prairie Fusion Home series virtual concert tonight

Prairie Fusion Home series virtual concert tonightPrairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment is offering its third virtual concert this evening featuring musicians Gareth Rice and Jacob Kostuchuk. The concert is part of the centre’s Prairie Fusion Home series will be live streaming to its Facebook page (PrairieFusion). Please register so that we can track attendance. The Prairie Fusion Home series launched earlier…

Repair permits highlight planning district report

Repair permits highlight planning district reportCombined January building report numbers for the Portage la Prairie Planning District were buoyed by three repair permits totalling nearly a half-million dollars. Year-to-date combined permit value totals from the planning office total $4,609,000 up from $4,108,115 in the same reporting period in 2020. A pair of industrial repair permits valued at $2,565,000 and a…

Warmer weather brings respite to parts of Manitoba

Warmer weather brings respite to parts of ManitobaThe Polar Vortex has recalled its freezing tentacles and Portagers can look forward to some unseasonally warmer temperatures. The long-range forecast calls for -11c today and Friday with temperatures climbing to a -2c on Saturday, +1c on Sunday, a truly balmy +4c on Monday and dipping back again to low minus digits for the beginning…

Honour 150 recognizes three Portagers

Honour 150 recognizes three PortagersHonour 150 presented by Canada Life, this week recognized 150 people from across the province who stand out for their role in making Manitoba such an amazing province. Nominated by people in their own communities in 2020, these (“meet” all 150 Honourees here) 150 individuals range from teenagers to centenarians and represent the diversity of Manitoba.…