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…

RCMP report for May 5 – 12, 2019

RCMP report for May 5 – 12, 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 2019-05-06 and 2019-05-12. During this time period, police responded to 306 calls for service   Traffic violations 67        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 1          Vehicle Collisions 5         …

Portage RCMP seek public help following NW stabbing

Portage RCMP seek public help following NW stabbing

Portage RCMP seek public help following NW stabbingPortage la Prairie RCMP are asking the public for any information following a stabbing incident on May 7. RCMP were called at approximately 9:55 a.m. to a report of a male who was seen bleeding on 3 St. N.W. in Portage la Prairie. Police did not immediately locate a victim, but evidence from the scene…

“This Is Me” musical opening night a success

“This Is Me” musical opening night a success

“This Is Me” musical opening night a successIf advance ticket sales for the Prairie Drama Academy production of “This Is Me”, a musical based on the Barnum and Bailey Circus story, is an indication of how the next three shows will roll out, Portagers are hungry for a well-performed musical. The story takes an inside look at the freaks Barnum and Bailey…

How to take stunning silhouette photos in the wild

How to take stunning silhouette photos in the wildBy Debbie Reichelt, Our Canada Working with available shade will help you to create some stunning silhouettes when photographing nature, especially when optimal light conditions are lacking. Portage la Prairie photographer published again in Our Canada magazine.Mastering silhouette photography From spring through fall, when nature is in her prime, I dedicate at least one day…

Manitoba tourism champions to be celebrated at awards gala

Manitoba tourism champions to be celebrated at awards gala  Some of the region’s most dynamic community volunteers, organizations and businesses will be recognized at the Central Manitoba Tourism Awards gala on April 25 at the Minnewasta Golf Club in Morden and Portage la Prairie is deservedly well-represented. Portage nominees include Dave Oshust as Volunteer of the Year; Portage Rotary Club and PCRC for Partnership…

Central Plains RCMP report March 11-17

Central Plains RCMP report March 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 2019-03-11 and 2019-03-17. During this time period police responded to 304 calls for service   Traffic violations 110      Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 5          Vehicle Collisions 1         …

Signs of the times

Booster Juice on Saskatchewan Ave. opened its doors over the weekend.

Signs of the timesFor Portagers waiting to embrace the squeeze in a wide variety of freshly squeezed juices, the much-anticipated Booster Juice on Saskatchewan Ave. opened its doors over the weekend. Canada’s original juice and smoothie bar franchise, the Booster Juice here is part of a successful network of over 400 locations around the world. Bringing smoothies and…
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