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Police seeking info in Sunday shooting

A man was shot early Sunday and another seriously assaulted in what police say was targeted violence towards the two Portage la Prairie young men. Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to reports of gunshots early Sunday and found a 20-year-old Portage man suffering from a…

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City tenders causeway design contract

Mickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — The City of Portage la Prairie council last night awarded AECOM Canada Ltd. the contract to deliver detailed design, construction and administration services for the proposed new Crescent Lake causeway. Aside from pre-engineering reports, this is the first money…

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Portage Pride takes to the street

The Portage Citizen — The third annual Portage la Prairie Pride Parade — the kick off to a day of celebrating diversity — didn’t wilt under what was reputed to be the hottest July 7 in 80 years. Hundreds still came out to march, hear…

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Manitoba Airshow takes off Saturday

It’s been a two-year wait, but the Snowbirds and friends will again take to the sky this Saturday and Sunday. For those who attended the last show the memory of trying to get in and out of the event probably still strikes a sore note,…

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Portage Pride to gather Saturday a.m.

The Portage Citizen — Rain or shine this Saturday, Portage la Prairie’s LGBTTQ2 community and its supporters will take part in the March for Equality. Portage Pride first marched here in Aug. 2016. Since then the march has morphed into the March for Equality, explaining…

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Canada Day 2018

The rain came down in buckets at one point causing many to flee for cover, but celebrating Canada’s 151 birthday July 1 at Stride Place was still enjoyed and appreciated by many. Here’s a look at the day in pictures. Mickey Dumont/Citizen photos   And…

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Berry good news

The Portage Citizen — The rumour hit the streets late last week this year’s strawberries were coming off the patch at Connery’s. Just a bit later than that — maybe only a few hours — it was also confirmed fresh strawberry sitings were made at…

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WINNING WEEKEND FOR RYAN ESPEY

Submitted by Vern May For the 17th time in his career as an arm wrestler, Ryan Espey mounted the podium this weekend as the Canadian gold medal winner at the Canadian National Arm Wrestling Championships in Montreal. It has been a stellar season for the…

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PCI grads ready to take on the world

Some of Portage’s biggest smiles were seen on young and more experienced faces as the community gathered to congratulate a large collection of youth as they say goodbye to high school and hello to fresh endeavours, whatever they may be. PCI Valedictorian Tee-Tee Appah summed…