Manitoba Infrastructure plans Feb. 26 Portage overpass consultation

Manitoba Infrastructure plans Feb. 26 Portage overpass consultationThe provincial government is hosting a public open house to review options for a new overpass west of Portage la Prairie at the Trans-Canada Highway and Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 1A, Manitoba Infrastructure has announced. “This traffic exchange is a key part of the Trans-Canada Highway network, an important route for Manitoba’s economy and tourism,”…

Weather a concern for Yuletide celebration at Fort la Reine Museum

Weather a concern for Yuletide celebration at Fort la Reine MuseumFreezing rain that at one time closed the highway between Portage la Prairie and Headingly, caused reduced attendance at the Dec. 7 Yuletide celebration at the Fort la Reine Museum. “Last year we had 300 attend,” said Fort la Reine Museum Executive Director Madison Connolly at the beginning of the afternoon event. “I heard they…

Santa says hello to Portage la Prairie

Santa says hello to Portage la PrairieRudolph helped guide Santa through the streets of Portage la Prairie on Dec. 6 during the annual Parade of Lights. Santa was kept busy waiving at all the good boys and girls — moms and dads, too — as Rudolph and the other reindeers kept Santa's sleigh in a steady pattern along the Saskatchewan Ave.…

Royal Lepage reno meets customer needs

Royal Lepage reno meets customer needsOne of Portage la Prairie’s longest-serving real estate firms has torn a page from the realtor’s playbook — saw the possibilities with its property, remodelled and late last week invited the public to an open house to see the result. Royal LePage Portage Realty owners Warren Neufeld and Orvil Cairns, have been holding court at…

Roquette Canada named among Manitoba’s Top Employers for 2020

Roquette Canada named among Manitoba’s Top Employers for 2020  Having not yet produced even an ounce of pea protein it is well known for and is building a nearly half-billion dollar plant in Portage la Prairie, Roquette Canada is attracting attention as being a great place to work. Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for food, nutrition and health markets that is…

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train pulls into town

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train pulls into townEven in daylight, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train can attract a crowd when it rolls through Portage la Prairie. Under bright skies and above-average temperatures for Dec. 3, the CP Holiday Train pulled into its regular stop behind the BDO Centre to be greeted by those in the spirit to help the Salvation Army with…

Province invests $4.4 million to enhance access to mental health and addictions supports in schools

Province invests $4.4 million to enhance access to mental health and addictions supports in schoolsAdditional resources will reduce wait times, give families a voice in children’s treatment plans: ministers The Manitoba government is investing $4.4 million to enhance access to school-based mental health and addictions supports, beginning in Brandon, Portage la Prairie and Steinbach, Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen and Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today.…

RCMP search for missing 17-year-old male

RCMP search for missing 17-year-old maleThe RCMP are asking for public assistance in locating 17-year-old, Samuel Anthony Panko, who was last seen on Oct. 29, 2019, in Portage La Prairie. Samuel Panko is described as having a slim build, 5’9”, short dark brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be in the Winnipeg area. If you have seen…

Prairie Fusion Galleria to host acoustic concert

Prairie Fusion Galleria to host acoustic concertThe stage at the William Glesby Centre is likely recognized as the premier venue for live entertainment in Portage la Prairie, but the acoustics in the Galleria, the hallway that runs through the building, has intrigued more than one musician. Maybe the Galleria could become an “Off-Broadway” type venue for acoustic performances? One local musician…

Central Plains police report Nov. 11 – 17

Central Plains police report Nov. 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 2019-11-11 and 2019-11-17. During this time period, police responded to 271 calls for service   Traffic violations 68        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 9          Vehicle Collisions 2         …
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