City to hold causeway debt financing open house

City to hold causeway debt financing open house

City to hold causeway debt financing open houseThe City of Portage la Prairie has scheduled a June 10 open house meeting to explain and give the public its chance to question its Crescent Lake Causeway Project debt financing. Total costs for the Crescent Lake Causeway Project are now estimated at $8.2 million for the low-level three-lane causeway with roundabouts and other costs…

Rest-A-Bit concert for the homeless

Rest-A-Bit presents Saturday evening coffee house fundraiser concert

Rest-A-Bit concert for the homelessWhen Rest-A-Bit — the Prairie Vineyard Christian Fellowship group looking to establish a homeless shelter in Portage la Prairie — was honoured by being selected to receive $10,000 at the 150 Women Who Care event on Feb. 28, the homeless on the street here could still feel the nasty bone-jarring chill subside. When Portage la…

Keep Question period

Keep Question periodA parallel can be drawn between the developing SNC Lavalin drama and Portage la Prairie City Council whom tonight may likely vote to eliminate Question Period as part of its bi-monthly meeting format. It’s all about being able to ask questions! Federal Liberals and conservatives on both sides of the SNC Lavalin argument are trying…

AECOM explains roundabouts

AECOM explains roundaboutsRepresentatives from AECOM, the city's engineers involved with the proposed new causeway, presented video and architectural drawings Jan. 14 on behalf of council. The city has posted the information on its website. The video depicting how the roundabouts might work can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCu5H3Riiwg&feature=youtu.be   And the entire meeting can be watched here:  …

City council would consider eliminating question period

City council would consider eliminating question periodDuring the Nov. 13 city council meeting’s question period, Mr. James Kostuchuk asked Mayor Ferris if council would consider eliminating question period due to 'grandstanding' by the public. Mayor Ferris answered ‘yes, they would’.  To see his question and Mayor Ferris's reply, you can watch the video on the city's YouTube channel (1:16:46). Having attended…

Nov. 13, 2018 city council meeting

Nov. 13, 2018 city council meetingHere is the YouTube link to the Nov. 13, 2018 City of Portage la Prairie council meeting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx3GQFPLtrE Including council and committee meetings plus question period, Mayor and councillors were in public session for one hour and 18 minutes. Meeting agenda can be viewed/downloaded at:  http://cityportage.allnetmeetings.com/pubs/publicAgenda.aspx?aId=3D9BD24C-D031-4932-AB56-67F9D46F8D34

Rezoning request a bit late

Rezoning request a bit lateRezoning request a bit late A rezoning amendment request introduced at the Sept. 24 Portage la Prairie city council meeting has likely placed city council in a no-win position. To be fair to all six councillors and the mayor, it’s possible all may not have been aware of any irregularities outside of the granted permit…