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…

Why Canada needs a plan to address dementia and Alzheimer’s

There is no magic bullet, but a national action plan can improve care and quality of life

Why Canada needs a plan to address dementia and Alzheimer’sBy Howard Feldman University of British Columbia and Carole Estabrooks University of Alberta Canada needs a national action plan to address dementia and Alzheimer’s. One of the biggest threats to quality of life and health in aging is the loss of cognitive abilities and autonomy associated with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Today, 750,000 Canadians live with dementia and…

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…