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…

Miffed with MP’s MAGA promotion

Miffed with MP’s MAGA promotionThe elected individual representing us on the national stage in Ottawa has made a clear statement that she stands for a demagogic political and social movement that supports white supremacy and bigotry, rejects scientific evidence, propagates conspiracy theories, and undermines democratic institutions. Indeed, our (Portage-Lisgar) MP (Candice Bergen) has rightfully condemned last week's insurrection at the…

Virtual winter concert series launches on Saturday

Live music venues remain shuttered, stages are dark and eerily silent — musicians and fans alike are starving for musical affection in this pandemic ordered blackout, but a local festival will be playing virtual matchmaker this Saturday night as it launches its “Spirit of Manitoba'' Winter Concert Series & Open Mic Night. Whoop & Hollar…

MJHL still targeting February return to play

MJHL still targeting February return to playMJHL - On Jan. 8 the province of Manitoba extended the “Code Red”  health restrictions until Jan. 22. These restrictions do not allow for MJHL teams and players to practice or play games. The extension of the restrictions has not changed the identified restart timeline announced earlier by the MJHL. “[We] will continue to engage…

Rediscovering our place in nature 

Rediscovering our place in nature By David Suzuki The following is adapted from The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature (Greystone Books), a book I wrote with Amanda McConnell in 1997 and updated in 2007. It seems as relevant today as when we wrote it, if not more so. I hope you enjoy it and that the year ahead brings new…

MNP helps BBBS mentoring

MNP helps BBBS mentoringBig Brothers and Big Sisters of Portage received a Christmas present from MNP of $750,” says Dawn Froese, BBBS executive director. “The money will be used to continue mentoring programs in our community.” Big Brothers and Big Sisters rely heavily upon community donations to keep its valuable programming going. You can donate by clicking on the…

RCMP make arrest in homicide investigation

RCMP make arrest in homicide investigationA Long Plain First Nation man was arrested on Jan. 6 and charged with the murder of Tamara Benoit (Norman). Two arrests were made between January 5-6, in relation to the Benoit murder investigation, but a 15-year-old Winnipeg youth arrested on Jan. 5, was released without charges. Ryan Peters, 37, from Long Plain First Nation,…

Private donations push Fort Restoration Project to 50 per cent

Private donations push Fort Restoration Project to 50 per centThe Fort Restoration Project at the Fort la Reine Museum started in fall 2020 is nearly halfway thanks to a private $10,000 donation. “The fundraising campaign for the Fort Restoration Project officially relaunched in the Fall of 2020, and we have been extremely grateful to have had several contributions from supporters in our community. Most…