Enns Brothers demo Sea-Doos on Crescent Lake

Enns Brothers demo Sea-Doos on Crescent Lake

Enns Brothers demo Sea-Doos on Crescent LakePersonal watercraft on Crescent Lake always draws interest, and on Saturday Enns Brothers made it more interesting. Enns Brothers hosted Sea-Doo Demo Days, a chance for anyone to tryout Sea-Doo’s new models and to learn if this is the kinds of making waves you find exhilarating! Representatives kept the new Sea-Doos available to demo from…

Migrating birds still visiting

Migrating birds still visitingIt's a great time to head out bird watching around Portage la Prairie. Just take a very easy walk around the lake and into the park to see dozens of different species. The colour on the wing this time of year is breathtaking. The bright yellows from many species of warblers, royal purple from the…

Warm for now, cooler temperatures and rain leading into the weekend

Warm for now, cooler temperatures and rain leading into the weekend

Warm for now, cooler temperatures and rain leading into the weekendToday and Wednesday will play out to be another teaser of warmer days to come boasting 18 C and 20 C respectively according to the Environment Canada seven day forecast. Get out and enjoy as this paddle boarder on Crescent Lake did Monday night before cooler temperatures in the low teens as clouds and some…

How to take stunning silhouette photos in the wild

How to take stunning silhouette photos in the wildBy Debbie Reichelt, Our Canada Working with available shade will help you to create some stunning silhouettes when photographing nature, especially when optimal light conditions are lacking. Portage la Prairie photographer published again in Our Canada magazine.Mastering silhouette photography From spring through fall, when nature is in her prime, I dedicate at least one day…

Quick fire on fast ice

Quick fire on fast iceIt was one week late getting here, but competitors in the Fire on Ice Racing Series this past weekend on Crescent Lake made up for it in laps approaching 100 k/ph. A convergence of snowstorms kept racers from competing in Portage la Prairie. Last year racers dashed through puddles of slush under very much different…

Portage residents brave cold weather to skate with MP

Portage residents brave cold weather to skate with MPSUBMITTED Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen, recently, hosted a skate on Crescent Lake. Those who attended enjoyed an afternoon of skating, hot dogs and cocoa. Typically, Bergen hosts Christmas teas to celebrate the season. This year, however, to connect with more families, she decided to plan a skating event for constituents of all ages to enjoy…

Bridge is part of Portage la Prairie’s soul

Bridge is part of Portage la Prairie’s soulIsland Park Bridge is the focal point of this community. I hate to see the community being taken down the garden path by a misguided determination to erase it from our sight. At the turn of the century, our old councils ran into endless costly problems in their efforts to raise the lake level. They…

Build a bridge, not a dam

Build a bridge, not a damCity council’s current causeway plan is a mistake that will kill any future our rare jewel of a lake may ever have to offer us.  When the present causeway was built, the lake was cut in two with no way by water to travel from one side to the other. A second serious problem —…

Joys of Island Park bridge are rediscovered

Joys of Island Park bridge are rediscoveredCongratulations to Cancer Care for their efforts in staging this great event. Involuntarily tears began to roll from my eyes as I drove through the park to approach the bridge from the east and get the full panorama of the “Big Bridge Party” held this past Friday evening. I saw a vision of Portage la…

Quo Vadis?

Quo Vadis?Domine Quo Vadis? in the Latin language translates as “where are you going?” That’s what I have been seriously wondering about as our council leads us down the path to witness the destruction of our wooden bridge. I know that when you saw the presentation put on by city staff depicting the new causeway, roundabouts…