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February worst in two decades

February second deadliest on road fatalities The Portage Citizen Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) reports last month was the second-worst February for auto-related fatalities in nearly two decades. MPI revealed there were nine fatalities on Manitoba roads in the month of February. The public insurer previously…

Arts

Concert to support school guitar programs

Concert to support school guitar programs  A “celebration of the guitar” concert scheduled for March 15 at the William Glesby Centre is designed to entertain, inspire and support young players in two school guitar programs. Funds raised from the “Spring into String” celebration of the guitar concert…

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2017 banner year for building permits

2017 banner year for building permits The Portage Citizen The cumulative value of development permits skyrocketed in 2017, according to year-end statistics from the Portage la Prairie Planning District made public Feb. 26. City council heard at its regular meeting Monday night, the 2017 total…

Arts

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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City to release budget February 26

City set to table 2018 budget The Portage Citizen Appearing as a delegation at the Feb. 12, 2018 Portage la Prairie City Council meeting, Shane Moffatt learned he will doing what every other citizen curious about the city’s 2018 budget must: wait until Feb. 26…

Life

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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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…

Business

Simplot announces $460M expansion

The Portage Citizen A nearly half-billion dollar expansion project at Simplot was announced this morning in Portage la Prairie by Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. The announcement was staged at Enns Brothers with the premier explaining the investment will allow Simplot’s production to double and create…