Comedian Ruth Wiebe laughing live from Herman Prior

Thanks to a HelpAge Canada grant, the Herman Prior Activity Centre (HPAC) has begun promoting series of online entertainment events dubbed Encore Series that are free to enjoy. “All of our concerts are presented through a grant provided by HelpAge Canada, helping older persons live with dignity in Canada and around the world since 1975,”…

Whoop & Hollar virtual concert series continues today

The Spirit of Manitoba Winter Concert Series presented by Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival kicks out its third virtual concert tonight. “The Spirit of Manitoba Winter Concert Series & Open Mic Night brings the joyful experience of a live show into the living rooms of Manitobans—while stay-at-home measures are in place this winter season,” organizers…

New name for Big Brothers, Big Sisters

New name for Big Brothers, Big SistersTo reflect more of the geographic area it serves, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Portage la Prairie, Inc. is changing its name to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Plains, Inc. BBBS Executive Director Dawn Froese says the change has been on the radar for a few years. “After the national logo changed in…

RCMP officer bit during an arrest

RCMP officer bit during an arrestA 21-year-old Winnipeg woman is facing charges after biting the hand of a police officer who was trying to arrest her and trying to scratch his face. At approximately 8:40 p.m., on Jan. 18, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a report that a female was attempting to steal a taxi cab and had assaulted the…

U.S. crisis shows need to speak truth to power

U.S. crisis shows need to speak truth to powerBy David Suzuki As was demonstrated in the U.S. last week, many who are motivated by fear and ignorance are feeling emboldened — and desperate. It’s not just in the United States. Irrational, authoritarian, anti-science rhetoric and action has been heating up from Brazil to India to Hungary and is fully entrenched in places like…

Portage la Prairie School Division 2021-2022 Budget Survey

Portage la Prairie School Division 2021-2022 Budget SurveyThe board of trustees of the Portage la Prairie School Division has developed a survey to help inform decisions for the 2021-2022 budget. The survey will be open from January 15 to January 27, 2021. The results of the survey will be posted on the division website. With the pending release of the Provincial K-12…

Grant allows Prairie Fusion to offer free virtual programming

Grant allows Prairie Fusion to offer free virtual programmingA SafeathomeMB grant will virtually drive interest in Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment (PFAE) pandemic programming into your home. Called “Fusion: Home Series”, it’s a 10-week program of what PFAE offers in house. “The best parts it’s free to the public. Basically, we will be bringing everything we offer virtual. It’s going to cover a…