Do “murder hornets” pose a serious buzzkill?

Do “murder hornets” pose a serious buzzkill?  By David Suzuki As if we didn’t have enough to contend with, now we’re facing a “murder hornet” invasion — but it’s more an invasion of newsfeeds than an actual descending plague of killer insects. Numerous media outlets have carried ominous stories about whether the giant hornets will pillage honeybee hives. It’s not an…

Portage Farmers Market  opens Saturday

Portage Farmers Market  opens SaturdayAs public safety protocols regarding Covid-19 ease, businesses and services in and around Portage la Prairie are chomping at the bit to get back into the swing of things. One of the latest positive announcements is the opening Saturday of the Portage Farmers Market. “We get to open tomorrow,” says Jodie Skinner, market executive director.…

Covid-19 forces annual “State of” address online

Covid-19 forces annual “State of” address onlineThis year’s ‘State of the City/RM’ address—annually a well-attended luncheon—is going virtual. In line with social distancing and group size gathering protocols due to Covid-19, the May 28 Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce hosted will be online only. “We are pleased to bring to you the Annual State of the City/RM. It…

The great reboot

The great rebootBDC monthly economic letter, May 2020 After a sudden stop, the economy is headed for a complicated and gradual recovery Economic upheaval in response to efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic came fast: Closures of schools and non-essential businesses, a halt to public events and major changes in the lives of many people. But while the cessation of activities was…

A Message from the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

A Message from the Lieutenant Governor of ManitobaMay 12, 2020 marks 150 years since Manitoba entered Confederation, a significant milestone in the great history of our province and our country. As historians recognize, the path toward joining the Canadian dominion was not easy, but the shared vision, determination and strong belief in our province’s potential inspired our pioneers to stay the course…

Snowbirds boost morale with fly-by

Snowbirds boost morale with fly-byLook up at about 10 a,m. this morning for bit of inspiration as Canada’s Snowbirds buzz the city’s hospital on a cross-country tour to boost morale during the COVID-19 pandemic. Known as Operation Inspiration, the nine-jet fly-bys have so far included Winnipeg, Toronto’s CN Tower, the Halifax Citadel and Niagara Falls and moves west this…

PPC continues to seek Portage-Lisgar candidate

PPC continues to seek Portage-Lisgar candidateThe new kids on the federal political block — The People’s Party of Canada (PPC) — say it is receiving a warm welcome in Portage-Lisgar but has yet to nominate a candidate to run in the expected Fall 2019 election. The 2019 Canadian federal election, formally the 43rd Canadian general election, is scheduled to take…

Weekend weather a mixed bag in Portage

Weekend weather a mixed bag in Portage

Weekend weather a mixed bag in PortageAfter being under an Environment Canada alert that conditions were favourable for extreme thunderstorms, even tornadoes on July 11, the weekend forecast calls for a mixed bag of less exciting conditions. A mix of sun and cloud is expected all day Friday with the clouds expected to move out overnight. Saturday is expected to be…

Manitoba Liberals announce justice policy: Manitoba provincial police service

Manitoba Liberals announce justice policy: Manitoba provincial police service

Manitoba Liberals announce justice policy: Manitoba provincial police serviceWinnipeg – Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont says that a Manitoba Liberal Government will address the gaps in police services in rural and northern Manitoba with the creation of a provincially-run police service, a Manitoba Police Service. “For too long, Manitoba has had some of the highest crime rates in Canada. Under the PCs cuts and…
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