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…

City tenders causeway design contract

City tenders causeway design contractMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — The City of Portage la Prairie council last night awarded AECOM Canada Ltd. the contract to deliver detailed design, construction and administration services for the proposed new Crescent Lake causeway. Aside from pre-engineering reports, this is the first money the city is spending towards actual design and construction of…

City council approves tax incentive bylaw

City council approves tax incentive bylaw  Mickey Dumont The Portage Citizen – Vionell Holdings, A Brandon real estate developer, can now take advantage of a tax incentive bylaw the City of Portage la Prairie council passed at its meeting May 14. Should the project be constructed, and on time, the tax incentive bylaw will see the city forgive taxes on…

Museum seeks staff, new opening day

Museum seeks staff, new opening dayFirst posted May 4 Mickey Dumont The Portage Citizen— “Clovis the Caribou Hunters” the Fort la Reine Museum's first exhibition of 2018, will arrive May 7 at 8 a.m., says the museum board chairman, Dale Wood. “We (the museum board) had a good meeting (May 3)”, Wood said on May 4. “Our exhibits are all…

City council accepts parking study

City council accepts parking study  City council accepts parking study The Portage Citizen The City of Portage la Prairie council Monday night accepted a downtown parking study as a tool in its developing downtown revitalization strategy. The study was conducted in 2016 by University of Manitoba student Ashley Kostyniuk and presented the report in a presentation to council March…