Portage firefighters wheel out great bike auction Saturday

Portage firefighters wheel out great bike auction Saturday

Portage firefighters wheel out great bike auction SaturdayHudson Boak, 5, wheels his choice towards the auction stage Saturday during the annual Portage la Prairie Firefighters Burn Fund bike auction. Behind him from left is the rest of the Boak family, Dad Sean and Mom Charlene and two-year-old Hanley. It was a cool and windy morning, but that did not deter the public…

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…

Court fines B.C. truck driver suspends license for his part in double fatality collision

Court fines B.C. truck driver suspends license for his part in double fatality collisionA British Columbia truck driver involved in an Aug. 2017 collision that claimed the lives of two Manitoba youth was ultimately fined $3,000 and given a one-year driving prohibition. Gurjant Singh, 24, pleaded guilty in Portage la Prairie Provincial Court to a lesser Highway Traffic Act offence of careless driving causing death charge arising from…

Unsafe conditions spur ice advisory

Spring thaw will result in dangerously thin ice

Unsafe conditions spur ice advisorySpring thaw will result in dangerously thin ice Portagers couldn’t wait to get on a frozen Crescent Lake — a huge salute to all the volunteers and sponsors that made skating on the lake possible — but it’s time to have warm fuzzy feelings. The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure (HFCMI) is advising the public…

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks board members

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks board membersAre you looking for an exciting opportunity to provide guidance in supporting programs for the youth of our community? Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for new board members. “If you want to make a difference to kids in our community and build a resume -we have the opportunity for you,” BBBS says in a…

Portage Pride releases parade date

Portage Pride releases parade date

Portage Pride releases parade dateIt's official. Portage Pride 2019 is all set for May 11 and will kick off the upcoming season of Pride celebrations in Manitoba! Portage Pride organizers say starting this year, the week of May 15 will be recognized as LGBTQ2 Day/Pride Week in Portage la Prairie. “We will be holding a community meeting in April…

Trustee recognized for 20-year milestone

Yvette Cuthbert was honoured at the Manitoba School Boards Association annual general meeting and conference March 14-15 for her long service as a school board trustee.

Trustee recognized for 20-year milestoneThe Portage Citizen Yvette Cuthbert is a force of nature many can’t keep up with. Many again believe that energy level can’t be sustained, but the always smiling and deceivingly quiet Portager is not out to prove anything other than ‘if something has to get done, get it done.’ Her dedication to community was once…

Signs of the times

Booster Juice on Saskatchewan Ave. opened its doors over the weekend.

Signs of the timesFor Portagers waiting to embrace the squeeze in a wide variety of freshly squeezed juices, the much-anticipated Booster Juice on Saskatchewan Ave. opened its doors over the weekend. Canada’s original juice and smoothie bar franchise, the Booster Juice here is part of a successful network of over 400 locations around the world. Bringing smoothies and…

RE: Stride Place suit headed for trial

RE: Stride Place suit headed for trialI guess all of us were awaiting the decision of Justice Edmond regarding whether or not the City and RM of Portage La Prairie, and the PRRA would be allowed to go ahead with legal actions against the “builders” of Stride Place, and all the infamous problems that have arisen since its erection? I for…
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