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…

Red Cross to build volunteer team here

Red Cross to build volunteer team here

Red Cross to build volunteer team hereA delegation from the Canadian Red Cross appeared at city council this week to make known its intent to form a Personal Disaster Assistance Program team in Portage la Prairie. When disaster strikes — flood, fire, hurricane, whatever — the Canadian Red Cross has always been a front-line responder. Canadian Red Cross Provincial Operations Manager…

City of Portage la Prairie Council Meeting March 25th, 2019

Portage la Prairie city council March 25 approved the city’s pre-audit 2018 financial statement.

City of Portage la Prairie Council Meeting March 25th, 2019Pending the required audit, Portage la Prairie city council March 25 approved the city’s pre-audit 2018 financial statement. The audit is expected sometime in April and is scheduled to be on council’s agenda possibly June 30. The city council’s bimonthly sharing of public business On March 25 lasted 21 minutes. The previous council meeting on…

Developer tax incentive passes first reading

Developer tax incentive passes first readingMickey Dumont for The Portage Citizen - With arguably unprecedented financial interest in Portage la Prairie due to major business investments, real estate developers are also taking interest in the City of Possibilities and want to know what, if any incentives exist for them to do business here. City of Portage la Prairie city Council April…