End of question period raises questions

End of question period raises questionsDuring the Nov. 13, 2018 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…

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…

New city council sworn in

New city council sworn inMickey Dumont/The Portage Citizen     Following the invocation and prayer from Elder Darryl Taylor, Judge Wanda Garreck conducted the swearing-in of Mayor Irvine Ferris and presented him with the Chain of Office during the Oct. 29 inaugural meeting for the newly elected Portage la Prairie city council. The inaugural meeting — the first formal meeting…

Families and LPN management begin talks

Families and LPN management begin talksEDITORIAL Sept. 11, 2018: When you sit down and talk about things — actually share not only what you want to say, but constructively listen — that’s called communicating. It’s also the best way to find solutions, arrive at the best decisions, make peace and nurture understanding. When there is a lack of communication, even…

5 of 6 city councillors, mayor, seek re-election

5 of 6 city councillors, mayor, seek re-electionCity of Portage la Prairie Councillor Melissa Draycott has announced her name will be on the ballot Oct. 24 for re-election. According to the city's website, city council candidates now include: Ryan Espey Registration date: July 10, 2018 Kathrine Baer Registration date: August 17, 2018 Brent Budz Registration date: August 28, 2018 Melissa Draycott Registration…

Ferris will seek re-election

Ferris will seek re-electionMayor Irvine Ferris announced Monday he will seek re-election on Oct. 24. The experienced city councillor and so far, one-term mayor wants to lead Portage la Prairie city politics for another four-year term. With six municipal council seats and the mayoral head of table again to be decided in the Oct. 24 municipal election, so…