Open Mic & Jam to feature The Hairy Prairies

Open Mic & Jam to feature The Hairy PrairiesA little pepper has been added to the Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival Open Mic & Jam this Friday as Winnipeggers Cary Bilcowski and Morgan Fiks of the high-energy "folk-soul" group The Hairy Prairies will be hosting the show. This Friday at the Portage Legion's Cedar Lounge, following a break for the holidays, the stage…

Winter storm moving into southern Manitoba

Winter storm moving into southern ManitobaEnvironment Canada has issued a winter storm warning asking travellers to consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. The warning issued at 11 a.m. Friday is in effect for 15 hours. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions, it says The hazardous winter conditions include heavy snow and blowing snow beginning this afternoon. Snow…

Third Reel Event film screens tonight

The always memorable Bill Nighy stars in "Sometimes Always Never", a movie that conveys somewhat the damage done to people when someone they love goes missing. Alan (Nighy) is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a…

Canadians living with dementia break silence on stigma in Alzheimer Society campaign: “I live with dementia. Let me help you understand.”

Canadians living with dementia break silence on stigma in Alzheimer Society campaign: “I live with dementia. Let me help you understand.”Affected Canadians urge acceptance and better support  TORONTO, Jan. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - Canadians living with dementia are going public for a third consecutive year in an effort to change hearts and minds and tackle the ongoing discrimination they experience in their day-to-day lives. "When did it become a crime to forget something?" asks Manitoba…

Christmas bird counting time – time to dust off those binoculars!

Christmas bird counting time – time to dust off those binoculars!Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is North America’s longest-running Citizen Science project. Counts happen in over 2,000 localities throughout the western hemisphere. The information collected by thousands of volunteer participants forms one of the world’s largest sets of wildlife survey data. The results are used daily by conservation biologists and naturalists to…

We always had Grandma for Christmas day

We always had Grandma for Christmas dayShe was widowed about the time I was 2. My parents looked out for her and in many ways, she looked out for us 6 kids. Her Christmas gift always had two parts to it, both wrapped separate but tied together with a ribbon. One gift we needed; The other was the one we wanted.…

Manitoba RCMP release details relating to record drug bust

Manitoba RCMP release details relating to record drug bustDubbed Project Declass, RCMP Manitoba’s multi province, the multijurisdictional and international sting is on the books as the largest organized crime drug bust in Manitoba to date. The total amount of drugs seized throughout the investigation is 22 kilograms of methamphetamine, which translates to about 220,000 hits, and 43 kilograms of cocaine. The street value of these…

Portage la Prairie RCMP roll out bicycle registry

Portage la Prairie RCMP roll out bicycle registryIn an attempt to return more bicycles to their rightful owners, Portage la Prairie RCMP will be creating a bicycle registry. RCMP here has responded to over 50 calls of theft of bicycles this year alone not including all the bicycles that are found and turned over to be auctioned off. The Portage la Prairie…

Province to help community foundations move Manitoba forward

Province to help community foundations move Manitoba forwardAs part of its 100-Day Action Plan, the Manitoba government has taken steps to support the growth of community foundations and inspire philanthropy across the province by establishing the Endow Manitoba fund, Municipal Relations Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. The Community Foundation of Portage & District Inc. is one of 55 community foundations in Manitoba that…
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