People’s Party of Canada members meet in Portage-Lisgar

People's Party of Canada members meet in Portage-Lisgar

People’s Party of Canada members meet in Portage-LisgarIt’s been a while since Maxime Bernier severed his relationship with the Conservative Party of Canada to found the People's Party of Canada, but the fledgling party is getting ready to test the political waters for the first time on Oct. 21, in the next Canadian federal election. Bernier has previously stated he has candidates…

Assisted Living project receives $250,000 grant

Assisted Living project receives $250,000 grant

Assisted Living project receives $250,000 grantMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen If you listened hard enough above the applause, you could hear the first shovels break ground as the Portage Assisted Living Corporation (PALC) was named the recipient of a $250,000 Community Impact Grant today from the Community Foundation of Portage and District. Community Foundation delivered the generous grant at a…

Serenade in the Park adds surprises and comedy for third show

Serenade in the Park adds surprises and comedy for the third show

Serenade in the Park adds surprises and comedy for third showSerenade in the Park this week will start 15 minutes earlier and go out on a limb while getting the growing audience involved. Promoter Terry Human says the crowd for the new free concert music series is growing. “Certainly there were more this past Thursday than the week before. I’m happy people are coming out…

Former MLA Ed Connery has passed away

Former MLA Ed Connery has passed away

Former MLA Ed Connery has passed awayEd Connery (July 12, 1933, ~ June 14, 2019) passed away after a brief illness on Friday, June 14th, 2019 at St Boniface Hospital at the age of 85 years. In 1986, Ed became the MLA for Portage la Prairie in 1986 until he resigned in 1992. He held various cabinet positions from 1988 –…

PRRA looks within for new general manager

PRRA looks within for new general manager

PRRA looks within for new general managerPortage Regional Recreation Authority (PRRA) has found within its own ranks the general manager to replace David Sattler who has moved on to a similar position in Winnipeg. The PRRA has announced Angie Shindle — recreation manager since 2017 — has been promoted to general manager. Shindle will head up the team that is responsible…

RCMP report June 10-16

RCMP report June 10-16The 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 2019-06-10 and 2019-06-16. During this time period, police responded to 319 calls for service.   Traffic violations 34 Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 2 Vehicle Collisions 4…

Community support for Bear Clan evident

Community support for Bear Clan evidentMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen In as little as six weeks, Portage la Prairie can become the 57th Canadian Bear Clan chapter. A community meeting June 12 to hear how Bear Clan patrols work in other communities attracted well over 200 people to the Herman Prior Activity Centre. More importantly, sign-up sheets to become involved…

Portage RM disallows RV camping

Portage RM disallows RV camping

Portage RM disallows RV campingUPDATE Festival Coordinator, President and Co-Founder Linda Omichinski said in a June 20 telephone message Whoop & Hollar management is not meeting with the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie on July 9.     In light of the unanimous decision this week to not allow RV camping where Whoop & Hollar Folk Fest had…

March to draw attention to local drug/violence problem here

March to draw attention to local drug/violence problem here

March to draw attention to local drug/violence problem hereA Portage la Prairie woman whose family has been impacted by the local “meth crisis” appeared as a delegation before city council this week and issued notice she’s tired of the drug problem and wants her city back. Ashleigh Laperle's message to city council was anything but sugar-coated: it was grim and bleak, just how…

PAWS howling happy with Pawlooza in the Park

PAWS howling happy with Pawlooza in the Park

PAWS howling happy with Pawlooza in the ParkPAWS howling happy with Pawlooza in the Park The recent Pawlooza in the Park attracted upwards of 75 people — many more dogs — and most importantly raised money for the Portage Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). The 10th annual Pawlooza in the Park event offered something for everyone including a barbecue, dog adopt-a-thon, activities for…
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