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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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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…

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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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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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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…

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Museum seeks summer students

Museum seeks summer students The museum is seeking expressions of interest from students for positions at the Fort la Reine Museum for spring/summer 2018. The museum is advertising if you love museums and heritage, we’d love to hear from you! Fort la Reine has many…

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Connect-Portage app launched

Connect-Portage app launched The Portage Citizen A new City of Portage la Prairie free app now available is designed to make it easier for residents to stay informed and connected to city business. Portage la Prairie City Council officially announced the app for phone or…