Forget about speeders, let’s crack down on driving while phoning

You just don’t have the necessary eye-hand-ear co-ordination to drive and carry on a conversation at the same time, not even if you’re using Bluetooth

Forget about speeders, let’s crack down on driving while phoningHey you! Yeah, I’m talking to you … the guy who seems to be talking to himself or, worse, the one with a cellphone plastered to the side of his head. A moment of your time, if you please. I’ve been stuck in traffic behind you for a while and even if you haven’t noticed,…

B.C. money-laundering crackdown carries hidden costs

The province needs to get its house in order. That means, among other things, good old-fashioned police work

B.C. money-laundering crackdown carries hidden costsBritish Columbia is hardly a tax haven in the mould of Panama, yet organized crime has still established a foothold for laundering,– according to some estimates, $1 billion or more a year. Until last year, despite mounting activity, the problem flew under the radar. Now several reports have made their way to the media and…

Police summary Jan. 14-20, 2019

Police summary Jan. 14-20, 2019The 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 2019-01-14 and 2019-01-20. During this time period, police responded to 245 calls for service   Traffic violations 90        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 5          Vehicle Collisions 0         …

City again ranked in top 10 for violent crime

City again ranked in  top 10 for violent crimeMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen The police, politicians and Stats Canada warn you can’t judge a community solely by the numbers revealed this week in the recent Stats Canada Severe Crime Index (CSI) report. Portage la Prairie again is in the unenviable national spotlight as being in the top 10 worst ranked communities in Canada…