On a wing and a prayer of fresh worms

On a wing and a prayer of fresh worms

On a wing and a prayer of fresh wormsAs spring moved into summer we now see the bob, bob, bobbing junior American Robins feeding on lawns, fields, and in city parks. The nestlings have flown — more like outgrew — the nest and are now testing their moxie and independence in the wild. These photos were taken over a period of a couple…

What is going on here?

It’s not quite as if the masses are rising up, but there is a movement to make the fight against crime in Portage la Prairie personal.

What is going on here?It’s not quite as if the masses are rising up, but there is a movement to make the fight against crime in Portage la Prairie personal. A recent peaceful protest march and the establishment of a Facebook page where the public is welcome to post video footage from security cameras are conservative approaches that rely…

Weekend weather a mixed bag in Portage

Weekend weather a mixed bag in Portage

Weekend weather a mixed bag in PortageAfter being under an Environment Canada alert that conditions were favourable for extreme thunderstorms, even tornadoes on July 11, the weekend forecast calls for a mixed bag of less exciting conditions. A mix of sun and cloud is expected all day Friday with the clouds expected to move out overnight. Saturday is expected to be…

Tool Library opens door at Herman Prior

Tool Library opens door at Herman Prior

Tool Library opens door at Herman PriorSubmitted — Following a hugely successful February turnout at an open house to learn if there is interest in opening a tool library at the Herman Prior Activity Centre, organizers and volunteers met last light to firm up details and to announce the library is a go. “You can take out tools today,” said Yvette…

Portage MCC volunteers celebrated

Portage MCC volunteers celebrated

Portage MCC volunteers celebratedSUPPLIED by Portage MCC - Portage MCC Thrift Shop held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Supper on July 8, hosting a special dinner with guests from MCC Manitoba to honour its volunteers. “Each year we pause to celebrate our wonderful volunteers and express our appreciation for their work through a special event held at the Herman…

The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between July 1-7, 2019. During this time police responded to 337 calls for service. Traffic violations 65        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 2          Vehicle Collisions 6          Impaired Drivers…

Authentic Mexican cuisine now offered in Portage la Prairie

Authentic Mexican cuisine now offered in Portage la Prairie

Authentic Mexican cuisine now offered in Portage la PrairieAt the tender age of just seven, Alicia Hernandez was learning to take control of the family meals while growing up in Mexico City. Little did she know her cooking skills would become the basis of four family restaurants, the latest of which opened here on July 2. In the wake of her grandmother’s apron,…

Saturday’s peaceful March against drug violence an eyeopener

Saturday’s peaceful March against drug violence an eyeopener

Saturday’s peaceful March against drug violence an eyeopenerLocal government, citizens and any who can help with resources, good advice and any kind of support should heed Ashleigh Laperle's message and rally around her and her crew June 29 as they march against drugs and drug violence in Portage la Prairie. It's a grassroots effort that is taking the fight public whereas those…

RCMP report June 10-16

RCMP report June 10-16The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between 2019-06-10 and 2019-06-16. During this time period, police responded to 319 calls for service.   Traffic violations 34 Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 2 Vehicle Collisions 4…

PAWS howling happy with Pawlooza in the Park

PAWS howling happy with Pawlooza in the Park

PAWS howling happy with Pawlooza in the ParkPAWS howling happy with Pawlooza in the Park The recent Pawlooza in the Park attracted upwards of 75 people — many more dogs — and most importantly raised money for the Portage Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). The 10th annual Pawlooza in the Park event offered something for everyone including a barbecue, dog adopt-a-thon, activities for…
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