Molly gets a pedicure

Molly gets a pedicurePortage la Prairie, March 17 — Molly was one of many Portage la Prairie canines who took in Kenny’s K9 fundraiser on March 17 to raise money for the Herman Prior Activity Centre (HPAC). Kenny’s K9 regularly holds fundraisers to support good causes in the city and this time the HPAC was the fortunate recipient. For…

RCMP warrants result in eight arrests

RCMP warrants result in eight arrestsWarrants executed Feb. 26 resulted in a number of arrests including those of a Portage la Prairie man and woman police say are possibly connected to a Feb. 17 drug theft at a local pharmacy. Portage la Prairie RCMP, along with the RCMP Emergency Response Team, West District Containment Team, and Brandon and Portage RCMP…

Teen arrested following random shooting of vehicle

Teen arrested following random shooting of vehicleA 17-year-old Portage la Prairie is in custody following Oct. 12 firearm offences including pointing a gun at pedestrians and shooting at — and hitting — a vehicle with people inside Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to numerous complaints of a male in possession of a firearm at approximately 9 p.m. in the area of…

Obituary Verne Thomas “Tom” Howe

Verne Thomas Howe May 13, 1947 ~ June 15, 2020 (age 73) Obituary & Services Tribute Wall Obituary Verne Thomas “Tom” Howe   We are saddened to announce the passing of Tom on June 15th, 2020. Tom was born May 13th, 1947 to parents Mary & Tom Howe. He was welcomed by big sisters Bev and Sharon and…

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…
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