Community support for Bear Clan evident

Community support for Bear Clan evidentMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen In as little as six weeks, Portage la Prairie can become the 57th Canadian Bear Clan chapter. A community meeting June 12 to hear how Bear Clan patrols work in other communities attracted well over 200 people to the Herman Prior Activity Centre. More importantly, sign-up sheets to become involved…

March to draw attention to local drug/violence problem here

March to draw attention to local drug/violence problem here

March to draw attention to local drug/violence problem hereA Portage la Prairie woman whose family has been impacted by the local “meth crisis” appeared as a delegation before city council this week and issued notice she’s tired of the drug problem and wants her city back. Ashleigh Laperle's message to city council was anything but sugar-coated: it was grim and bleak, just how…

Of museums, senior care and transparency

Of museums, senior care and transparencyEarlier this month the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, the Honourable Janice Filmon, opened the doors to Government House and launched a new series of casual get-togethers she calls “Conversations and Celebrations”. I was privileged to attend the inaugural session on May 8 centered on the theme of building community. As speakers, the Lieutenant Governor had…