Kayla Luky/Southern Flavor to open summer concert series

Kayla Luky/Southern Flavor to open summer concert series

Kayla Luky/Southern Flavor to open summer concert seriesThursday night live music in the park continues this Thursday as the free Concerts in the Park concert series kicks off with some Manitoba country and bluegrass favourites. Concerts in the Park will start at 6 p.m. on Thursday on the Ukrainian stage. Singer-songwriter Kayla Luky lives in Grandview, Manitoba, a small farming community nestled…

Portage la Prairie Canada Day party awesome

Portage la Prairie Canada Day party awesome

Portage la Prairie Canada Day party awesomeOnce again hundreds came out to Stride Place to wish the greatest country on earth ‘Happy Birthday’ and to enjoy Canada Day activities for the whole family. From the Rotary pancake breakfast to live music, bouncy castles, face painting, games, a huge birthday cake and late night fireworks, it was once again a great day…

Portage la Prairie RCMP report June 17-23

Portage la Prairie RCMP report June 17-23

Portage la Prairie RCMP report June 17-23RCMP report June 17-23 The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between June 17 and June 23, 2019. During this time period, police responded to 347 calls for service.   Traffic violations 57        Traffic Offences…

March against drug violence defies nasty weather

March against drug violence defies nasty weather

March against drug violence defies nasty weatherMother Nature tried to take the punch out of a march to stop drug violence here Saturday, but it didn’t take the wind out of its sails. A core group gathered in Island Park Saturday and held the march in defiance of the previous high winds and rain and still peacefully marched on the streets…

City Canada Day events and schedule

City Canada Day events and schedulePortage la Prairie’s annual fireworks show will begin at 11 p.m. on July 1. Because of the fireworks, please be aware of these road closures: George Hill Dr. from International Dr. to Brandon Avenue from 7:00 am International Drive from Royal Road S to Brandon Avenue from 7:00 am Crescent Road E from 4th Street…

People’s Party of Canada members meet in Portage-Lisgar

People's Party of Canada members meet in Portage-Lisgar

People’s Party of Canada members meet in Portage-LisgarIt’s been a while since Maxime Bernier severed his relationship with the Conservative Party of Canada to found the People's Party of Canada, but the fledgling party is getting ready to test the political waters for the first time on Oct. 21, in the next Canadian federal election. Bernier has previously stated he has candidates…

Assisted Living project receives $250,000 grant

Assisted Living project receives $250,000 grant

Assisted Living project receives $250,000 grantMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen If you listened hard enough above the applause, you could hear the first shovels break ground as the Portage Assisted Living Corporation (PALC) was named the recipient of a $250,000 Community Impact Grant today from the Community Foundation of Portage and District. Community Foundation delivered the generous grant at a…

Serenade in the Park adds surprises and comedy for third show

Serenade in the Park adds surprises and comedy for the third show

Serenade in the Park adds surprises and comedy for third showSerenade in the Park this week will start 15 minutes earlier and go out on a limb while getting the growing audience involved. Promoter Terry Human says the crowd for the new free concert music series is growing. “Certainly there were more this past Thursday than the week before. I’m happy people are coming out…

Former MLA Ed Connery has passed away

Former MLA Ed Connery has passed away

Former MLA Ed Connery has passed awayEd Connery (July 12, 1933, ~ June 14, 2019) passed away after a brief illness on Friday, June 14th, 2019 at St Boniface Hospital at the age of 85 years. In 1986, Ed became the MLA for Portage la Prairie in 1986 until he resigned in 1992. He held various cabinet positions from 1988 –…

PRRA looks within for new general manager

PRRA looks within for new general manager

PRRA looks within for new general managerPortage Regional Recreation Authority (PRRA) has found within its own ranks the general manager to replace David Sattler who has moved on to a similar position in Winnipeg. The PRRA has announced Angie Shindle — recreation manager since 2017 — has been promoted to general manager. Shindle will head up the team that is responsible…