Zebra mussels continue to spread

Zebra mussels continue to spreadManitoba Agriculture and Resource Development report adult zebra mussels have been found for the first time in Sipiwesk Lake, which is located north of Cross Lake and is part of the Nelson River. Zebra mussels were first discovered in the South Basin of Lake Winnipeg in 2013. It was expected they would move down the…

Summer Arts Camps registration on now

Summer Arts Camps registration on nowRegistration is now open for our Summer Arts Camps. These camps are the official start of our No Cancellation Guarantee for all of our fall programming. You can register online at https://www.prairiefusion.ca/summer-art-camps. This Friday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. we will be holding in-person registration in two locations. The first location is…

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…

Bergen re-appointed Conservative house leader

Bergen re-appointed Conservative house leaderLeader of Canada’s Conservatives and the official opposition, Andrew Scheer, announced the appointment of a strong, diverse team to lead the Conservative caucus and re-appointed the Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen as the opposition House leader. Bergen has been the opposition house leader since September 2016. “I am honoured to continue to serve as the Conservative…

Incumbent hosts open house

Incumbent hosts open housePortage incumbent and Progressive Conservative candidate in the Sept. 10 provincial election Ian Wishart held a grand opening of his Portage la Prairie constituency office on Aug. 19. A pre-election opportunity to speak with MLA Ian Wishart, campaign organizers greeted supporters at the new campaign office at 2-2210 Saskatchewan Ave. W. right beside Dollarama.

Portage firefighters wheel out great bike auction Saturday

Portage firefighters wheel out great bike auction Saturday

Portage firefighters wheel out great bike auction SaturdayHudson Boak, 5, wheels his choice towards the auction stage Saturday during the annual Portage la Prairie Firefighters Burn Fund bike auction. Behind him from left is the rest of the Boak family, Dad Sean and Mom Charlene and two-year-old Hanley. It was a cool and windy morning, but that did not deter the public…

“This Is Me” musical opening night a success

“This Is Me” musical opening night a success

“This Is Me” musical opening night a successIf advance ticket sales for the Prairie Drama Academy production of “This Is Me”, a musical based on the Barnum and Bailey Circus story, is an indication of how the next three shows will roll out, Portagers are hungry for a well-performed musical. The story takes an inside look at the freaks Barnum and Bailey…

Avalanche sign Henry

Avalanche sign Henryby Colorado Avalanche: The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed forward Nick Henry to a three-year, entry-level contract through the 2021-22 season. Henry, 19, has split the 2018-19 season between the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats and Lethbridge Hurricanes. He recorded 40 points (15g, 25a) in 25 games for the…