Arts

Glesby, arts centre to marry

Glesby, arts centre to marry It’s been the worse kept secret in the local arts community since early 2016, but it is now official the William Glesby Centre and the Portage and District Arts Centre will now be managed by a single board. The two…

News

2017 banner year for building permits

2017 banner year for building permits The Portage Citizen The cumulative value of development permits skyrocketed in 2017, according to year-end statistics from the Portage la Prairie Planning District made public Feb. 26. City council heard at its regular meeting Monday night, the 2017 total…

Politics

City presents 2018 budget

City gets to zero in 2018 budget The Portage Citizen In 2017, Portage la Prairie city council delivered a budget under the rate of inflation. Last night council delivered a budget with a zero per cent tax increase that could see a decrease in your…

The Portage Citizen

Young talent on display

Young talent on display The Portage Citizen The Prairie Ripples display in the main gallery may be earning all the kudos and stealing the thunder but walk out of the Main Gallery into the Boardroom Gallery and a collection of art representative of Portage Collegiate…

Business

KF Aerospace on cutting edge

KF Aerospace on cutting edge New flight simulator places Southport on the go-to flight training path With the stunning recent announcements of new and upgrades to agricultural businesses in Portage la Prairie and area totalling nearly $1 billion in 2017-18, you don’t have to be…

Arts

PDAC opening causes ripples

The Portage Citizen One of Portage la Prairie’s largest and arguably one of the most important art collectives here – Prairie Ripples – opened a show at the Portage and District Arts Centre to much deserved fanfare on Feb. 22. A small poster tacked on…

Arts

Metis culture recognized

On December 10, 1869, Louis Riel’s Provisional Government’s flag flew at Fort Garry, a challenge to an infant Canadian nation. Fast forward to Feb. 16, 2018, the raising of the Metis flag at Portage la Prairie City Hall was a blessing of cultures growing closer…

News

City to release budget February 26

City set to table 2018 budget The Portage Citizen Appearing as a delegation at the Feb. 12, 2018 Portage la Prairie City Council meeting, Shane Moffatt learned he will doing what every other citizen curious about the city’s 2018 budget must: wait until Feb. 26…

Life

15 for two and a pair is…

A Louis Riel Day cribbage tournament and pot luck at the Herman Prior Activity Centre was well attended. Here, from left, Henry Nick, Roger St. Louis, Pat Foley and Agnes Hargest made up two teams racing for the skunk line in the afternoon tournament. Mickey…