RCMP search for missing 17-year-old male

RCMP search for missing 17-year-old maleThe RCMP are asking for public assistance in locating 17-year-old, Samuel Anthony Panko, who was last seen on Oct. 29, 2019, in Portage La Prairie. Samuel Panko is described as having a slim build, 5’9”, short dark brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be in the Winnipeg area. If you have seen…

Santa’s coming to town

Santa’s coming to townThe Rotary Santa’s Parade of Lights will again roll down Saskatchewan Ave. on Dec. 6. The annual Santa parade begins at 7:30 p.m. and will launch on Saskatchewan Ave. and 20 St. W. The parade will wind its way to Lions Prairie Manor and finally disband at the hospital. The parade will stage at Stride…

Mary Poppins drops in tonight

Mary Poppins drops in tonightPrairie Players Fall Dinner Theatre production, "Mary Poppins", opens tonight on the William Glesby Centre stage. Featuring a huge cast and likely Prairie Theatre’s most ambitious undertaking to date, dress rehearsal Monday night revealed a polished cast ready to undertake this whimsical musical. "Mary Poppins", directed by Stephanie Kauffman, will run Nov. 20 – 23.…

Prairie Fusion Galleria to host acoustic concert

Prairie Fusion Galleria to host acoustic concertThe stage at the William Glesby Centre is likely recognized as the premier venue for live entertainment in Portage la Prairie, but the acoustics in the Galleria, the hallway that runs through the building, has intrigued more than one musician. Maybe the Galleria could become an “Off-Broadway” type venue for acoustic performances? One local musician…

Portage woman, 39, in custody following NW stabbing

Portage woman, 39, in custody following NW stabbingPortage la Prairie RCMP received a call at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 16, reporting a stabbing in the 500 block of 4 St. NW. Several individuals transported themselves to the hospital. Statements from witnesses indicate that a 39-year-old female from Portage la Prairie stabbed a 30-year-old female also from Portage la Prairie. Police learned…

Central Plains police report Nov. 11 – 17

Central Plains police report Nov. 11 – 17The 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 2019-11-11 and 2019-11-17. During this time period, police responded to 271 calls for service   Traffic violations 68        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 9          Vehicle Collisions 2         …

Manitoba RCMP arrest man for uttering threats directed at RCMP on social media

Manitoba RCMP arrest man for uttering threats directed at RCMP on social mediaManitoba RCMP discovered several serious threats directed at police on Nov. 13, which were posted on a public social media account. An investigation was immediately initiated, which led police to a 30-year-old male suspect from the RM of Fisher. Officers from the Fisher Branch RCMP checked several locations, but could not locate the suspect. On…

RCMP continue to search for male wanted for murder in Texas

RCMP continue to search for male wanted for murder in TexasThe RCMP is continuing to ask for the public's assistance in locating Derek Whisenand, a 28-year-old American male, who is wanted out of Texas for Murder. The investigation has determined that during the week of June 24, 2019, Derek Whisenand illegally crossed into Canada near Haskett, Manitoba. He was seen on June 26, 2019, at…