Portage school division starts another class act

Portage school division starts another class actIf you noticed it was a little busier on your way to work this morning, truly it was: the kids are back in class, today is the first day of school. Just when the days start to turn cooler, the leaves start to change colour and begin to test the law of gravity, the rhythm…

Portage proclaims May 15 as Rainbow Day

Portage proclaims May 15 as Rainbow Day

Portage proclaims May 15 as Rainbow DayThis week Portage la Prairie Mayor Irvine Ferris signed a proclamation recognizing May 15th as Rainbow Day. Members of the Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) students club at Portage Collegiate Institute (PCI) participated in the signing that signifies again that the community is more and more proving itself to be welcoming of all and tolerant of…

Raising money for jazz recording

Raising money for jazz recordingMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen Last Spring Juno Award winner Mike Rud visited Portage la Prairie to help with the “Spring into String” celebration of the guitar benefit concert for the guitar programs at Portage Collegiate Institute, École Arthur Meighen and the Rock Room at PCI. Today the accomplished jazz guitarist is 40 per cent…

Police charge 2, seek a third in school B&E

Police charge 2, seek a third in school B&EGoing back to school at night was not the best idea one of two men came up with on July 18. Two suspects were taken into custody, and one remains at large after staff from Portage Collegiate Institute (PCI) found that the building had been broken into overnight. On July 18, at 6:45 A.M. the…

PCI grads ready to take on the world

PCI grads ready to take on the worldSome of Portage's biggest smiles were seen on young and more experienced faces as the community gathered to congratulate a large collection of youth as they say goodbye to high school and hello to fresh endeavours, whatever they may be. PCI Valedictorian Tee-Tee Appah summed it up correctly in stating graduating from high school is…

Police report June 11-17

Police report June 11-17The 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 2018-06-11 and 2018-06-17. During this time period, police responded to 381 calls for service   Traffic violations 130 Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 5 Vehicle Collisions 4 Impaired…

City invests in building a more aware local labour pool

City invests in building a more aware local labour poolMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — Portage Collegiate Institute’s 2021 graduating class will be better equipped to understand local career pathways and graduate job ready to fill industry needs. Portage la Prairie has invested seed dollars to promote EdgeFactor — a system to bridge the communication gap between education and business. “EdgeFactor brings to the…

MP speaks with PCI students

MP speaks with PCI studentsPortage la Prairie, MB – Last week Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen and Conservative House Leader took the opportunity to address Grade 11 and 12 students at Portage Collegiate Institute. “It was incredible speaking with these young men and women who attend Portage Collegiate Institute. They were not only bright, but curious and interested in our political…

Youth and Elder Gathering strengthens culture

Youth and Elder Gathering strengthens cultureMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — Feeling empowered while attending the first-ever Youth and Elder Gathering at Portage Collegiate Institute (PCI), Seth Prince declared his candidacy to be the first Indigenous Prime Minister of Canada. It is exactly that kind of empowerment and cultural confidence building the new conference was planned to inspire. First, he…

Museum seeks staff, new opening day

Museum seeks staff, new opening dayFirst posted May 4 Mickey Dumont The Portage Citizen— “Clovis the Caribou Hunters” the Fort la Reine Museum's first exhibition of 2018, will arrive May 7 at 8 a.m., says the museum board chairman, Dale Wood. “We (the museum board) had a good meeting (May 3)”, Wood said on May 4. “Our exhibits are all…