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A stroll in the park

The Portage Citizen —    Arguably this week might be the best time to explore — really explore Island Park. The ornamental and fruit trees in the Island Park Arboretum and elsewhere in the park are a riot of colours as they sport their spring…

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Promoting safe boating practices

The Portage Citizen — This week is North American Safe Boating Awareness Week with precautionary celebrations events happening across Canada including May 17 in Winnipeg and hopefully in your own watercraft, too. North American Safe Boating Awareness Week will take place across Canada from May…

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Youth and Elder Gathering strengthens culture

Mickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — Feeling empowered while attending the first-ever Youth and Elder Gathering at Portage Collegiate Institute (PCI), Seth Prince declared his candidacy to be the first Indigenous Prime Minister of Canada. It is exactly that kind of empowerment and cultural confidence…

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ROK/Sunset share garage sale cash

Sunset Palliative Care and ROK Central (Recreational Opportunity for Kids) will share $1,750 raised May 5 from its annual garage sale at the BDO Centre. The two groups will put the funds to good use delivering important programming they offer in Portage la Prairie. ROK…

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Westpark grads raise over $1G

The Portage Citizen — Westpark school’s fundraiser garage sale May 5 gave this year’s graduating class an additional $1,100 towards making the graduation celebration that much better. The annual garage sale — typically one of the earliest in the season — is one way the…

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Award of Excellence for teacher

After more than three decades in the Portage la Prairie School Division, Lori Carlson-Judson is taking next year off and well, maybe a few more. Carlson-Judson was celebrated by the division on April 24 and received an Excellence in Teaching award from the school division…