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Early January police report

January 8, 2019

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 2018-12-31 and 2019-01-06. During this time period police responded to 270 calls for service.

Police summary Dec. 17-23

December 28, 2018

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 2018-12-17 and 2018-12-23.

BUSINESS

Chamber changes business awards format

August 16, 2018

The Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce is changing the format of its Best Business Awards. The chamber has announced the November event is now called the Business Awards Celebration and it is moving the Volunteer Awards out of the Business Awards Celebration…

Hauling the “humble spud”

August 16, 2018

It’s the unsung professional drivers and businesses who haul the potatoes from field to storage to processing facility and finally to the grocery store who make it seem easy to consumers. In the midst of Potato Fest fun, Burbank Express and driver “Shiny Shaun” Buhr…

Meseyton Construction celebrates 50 years of building

July 31, 2018

Mickey Dumont The Portage Citizen For many celebrating a 50th birthday is cause for angst, but when it’s your business, you forget about the introspection, you hire a band, break out the goodies and have a shindig to celebrate. That’s exactly what Meseyton construction did…

Arts

Prairie Ripples 10th Annual Art & Crafts Sale

October 16, 2018

October 19th and 20th are dates to mark on your calendar. Happening at the Glesby Centre is the Prairie Ripples 10th Annual Art & Crafts Sale open Friday from 5 to 9 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Not only will there…

“Three, two, one – create” artist talk tonight

August 9, 2018

A good recipe is made up of the sum of its parts and for 10 years Krista Zeghers, Don Zeghers and Coreen Zerr and have been using a collaborative recipe with results. Throw in a pinch of Zeghers with a smidgen of Zerr and you…

Nielsen to create live at PDAC

July 16, 2018

The Portage Citizen — Photographer, author and multimedia artist John Nielsen will be a temporary PDAC artist in residence this Thursday. The talented Nielsen will be working on his latest piece live in the main gallery July 19, between 1-8 p.m. In 2015 Nielsen published…

Central Region Juried Art Exhibition in the PDAC main gallery

June 29, 2018

Local artists selected to show their talents The Portage Citizen — The Central Region Juried Art Exhibition, a highlight in the Portage & District Arts Centre schedule, will run in the gallery from July 4 to July 28. The 37th Annual Central Region Juried Art Exhibition…

Portage la Prairie author again a winner

June 20, 2018

The Portage Citizen — Well-known local Christian author and newspaper columnist Terrie Todd again proved her recipe of mixing faith and the printed word is a winning one. Todd, an already decorated author, came away with two more accolades honouring her craft at the 30th…