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Senate appointment has Portage roots

Senate appointment has Portage roots Senator came from residential school to Portage host family to finish high school The Portage Citizen When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Dr. Mary Jane McCallum to the Canadian Senate in December 2017, another chapter in the Portage la Prairie…

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D&D at the library

D&D at the library Libraries have come a long ways from when the librarian would chase out for making more than a peep. Amidst the regular library patrons on March 17, a writer’s conference and game of Dungeons and Dragons helped make the imagination jump…

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Happy Birthday

Malcolm Ford’s 80th birthday A come-and-go tea to celebrate Malcolm Ford’s 80th birthday was a testament to his long teaching career here – 46 years – his love of planes, trains and automobiles and being around long enough to get to know, well, a lot…

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Metis culture recognized

On December 10, 1869, Louis Riel’s Provisional Government’s flag flew at Fort Garry, a challenge to an infant Canadian nation. Fast forward to Feb. 16, 2018, the raising of the Metis flag at Portage la Prairie City Hall was a blessing of cultures growing closer…

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15 for two and a pair is…

A Louis Riel Day cribbage tournament and pot luck at the Herman Prior Activity Centre was well attended. Here, from left, Henry Nick, Roger St. Louis, Pat Foley and Agnes Hargest made up two teams racing for the skunk line in the afternoon tournament. Mickey…

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Ceili at the Glesby

Harvey brings the Ceili to the Glesby Ceili (pronounced Kay-lee) is an Irish word for a social get together involving friends and music in a comfortable setting. In the Celtic tradition it would mean meeting around the kitchen table.  With her penetrating voice and big…

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Racing on the Crescent

The Winnipeg Sports Car Club (WSCC) once again featured ice racing on Crescent Lake, this year as a backdrop to the popular annual Pond Hockey Tournament. Parked vehicles on the north and south sides of the lake proved the ice racing event is popular with…

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Pond Hockey Championship

If organizers of the 13th Annual MIG Western Canadian Pond Hockey Championship were looking to be more visible this year, holding the event on Crescent Lake did just that. With the efforts last year and this to attract skaters to the lake being so successful,…