Blowing snow advisory for southern Manitoba

Blowing snow advisory for southern ManitobaActive for next 10 hours · Environment Canada has issued a weather warning to last through the night indicating travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. In its weather warning, Environment Canada says blowing snow driven by northerly winds gusting to 70 km/h will develop overnight as a cold front blasts through the…

RCMP ask for community help

RCMP ask for community helpPortage la Prairie RCMP are asking for community assistance in locating a person at large on a warrant of arrest. Mateo Roulette. Presently charged with assault, theft under $5,000 and three counts of failing to comply with a recognizance, Portage RCMP acted on information early Feb. 22 that 20-year-old Mateo Roulette could be at a…

RCMP report Feb.11-17

RCMP report Feb.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 2019-02-11 and 2019-02-17. During this time period police responded to 289 calls for service Traffic violations 121      Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 4          Vehicle Collisions 1          Impaired…

Winterfest again a snowy success

Winterfest again a snowy successThe annual Portage la Prairie Winterfest Feb. 17 was again a cool success. Without the polar vortex misery of past weeks, families still had to bundle up, but it was a typical Manitoba February winter day: sunny and only cold enough to remind you of what season it is. Portage la Prairie Community Revitalization Corporation,…

Portage la Prairie RCMP respond to serious domestic incident

Portage la Prairie RCMP respond to serious domestic incidentPortage la Prairie RCMP continue to investigate a tense early morning “domestic situation” that resulted in the hospitalization of one woman with unknown injuries and a Portage la Prairie man being charged with attempted murder. Manitoba RCMP report today Portage la Prairie Fire Department, Emergency Services and RCMP responded to a Feb. 15 call at…

Environment Canada launches digital weather app

Environment Canada launches digital  weather appEnvironment Canada has made it a few steps easier from sticking your head outdoors to learn what your weather is: it has gone mobile. The federal agency launched its first weather app for iPhone and Android this week, including a new high-resolution radar option so amateur meteorologists can guess exactly when the next rainstorm or…

Quick fire on fast ice

Quick fire on fast iceIt was one week late getting here, but competitors in the Fire on Ice Racing Series this past weekend on Crescent Lake made up for it in laps approaching 100 k/ph. A convergence of snowstorms kept racers from competing in Portage la Prairie. Last year racers dashed through puddles of slush under very much different…