Bergen opens Portage la Prairie campaign office

Bergen opens Portage la Prairie campaign officeSeeking re-election, incumbent Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen opened her campaign office in Portage la Prairie on Sept. 25. Located in the Canad Inns lobby, the afternoon opening attracted a good number of supporters, both long-time and new. Previously, Bergen attended an all-candidates forum in Portage and opened a campaign office in Winkler.    Mickey Dumont/Citizen photo

MCC helps raise $3,000 for Prairie Pregnancy Support Centre

MCC helps raise $3,000 for Prairie Pregnancy Support CentrePortage MCC Thrift Shop held its first-ever Prairie Pregnancy Support Centre Fundraiser Day to raise awareness and funds for the Prairie Pregnancy local program. On Aug. 27, Portage MCC partnered with the local Pregnancy Centre to host a special fundraising day, with a set amount of the proceeds going to the local program. “The final…

Miller to headline new main gallery exhibit

Miller to headline new main gallery exhibit“To Build: to simplify” an exhibition by Jordan Miller will open in the main gallery at Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment on Sept. 24. “This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of my grandmother, Virginia Miller. She was one of the most influential people in my art career from the beginning. She loved the arts…

Let’s all support the global climate strikes!

Let’s all support the global climate strikes!By David Suzuki No one who understands science questions whether humans are causing the climate to change to our detriment, mostly by burning fossil fuels. The evidence is indisputable. It’s been verified and accepted by every reputable scientific institution in the world, and by almost every government except the current, fact-averse U.S. administration. The only…

Conservatives announce tax relief to help Canadians get ahead

Conservatives announce tax relief to help Canadians get aheadConservative Leader Andrew Scheer has announced a series of policies that would bring much needed and long overdue tax relief to Canadian families. In addition to his previous announcements to scrap the Carbon Tax, take the GST off home heating costs and make maternity and paternal EI benefits tax free, Andrew Scheer announced policies that…

1st Herman Prior Activity Centre Celebrity Luncheon a hit

1st Herman Prior Activity Centre Celebrity Luncheon a hit  After 30 years of radio highlights in Portage la Prairie, local Golden West Program Director (CFRY, Country 93.1 FM, Mix 96) Ryan Simpson finally had to take the heat in the kitchen last week as host of the Herman Prior Activity Centre’s (HPAC) first Celebrity Luncheon. “I don’t know how they would figure me…

Final Report now available: IIU concludes investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Portage la Prairie

Final Report now available: IIU concludes investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Portage la PrairieA two-year process has concluded for a Portage la Prairie RCMP member with details emerging today exonerating the officer of wrong-doing in a 2017 shooting. The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) today said in a press release the unnamed male RCMP member’s case could now be finalized. On March 9, 2018, the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU)…