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RCAF gala a classy affair

RCAF gala a classy affair The Portage Citizen The Royal Canadian Air Force Gala (RCAF) black tie fundraising gala is right around the corner. Possibly the classiest public event in Portage la Prairie and area – tux and evening gowns – the April 21 gala…

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Steeden steals show

Steeden steals show The Portage Citizen Ryle Ann Steeden was awarded first prize in the annual Manitoba Country Voice amateur talent contest March 31 at the William Glesby Centre. She also received the crowd’s personal stamp of approval earning the People’s Choice Award. Nine contestants:…

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BOOM TOWN!

BOOM TOWN! The Portage Citizen The “B” word is increasingly slipping off more local tongues. What does it mean?Quietly, but assertively, Vern May, Portage Regional Economic Development (PRED) executive director may be the first municipal official to state Portage la Prairie and area is in…

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Real estate to make steady gains

Real estate to make steady gains The Portage Citizen The coming influx of new workers and their families to Portage la Prairie attracted by new jobs at Roquette when it is built and when Simplot expands will put expected and unexpected pressure in the real…

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PLPSD watches growth trend

PLPSD watches growth trend The Portage Citizen The Portage la Prairie School Division (PLPSD) is arguably the largest service supplier here and is keeping close watch on the area’s recent economic windfall and how it will play out for the school division. PLPSD Superintendent Todd…