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         …

Central Plains police report Nov. 4 – 10

Central Plains police report Nov. 4 – 10The 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 Nov. 4 -10. During this time period police responded to 259 calls for service Traffic violations 75        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 6          Vehicle Collisions 1          Impaired…

Peace keepers honoured at Stride Place Remembrance Day ceremony

Peace keepers honoured at Stride Place Remembrance Day ceremonyThe annual Remembrance Day observance in Portage la Prairie is important to many. The large crowd at Stride Place on Remembrance stands testament to the conviction as Portagers and Canadians that we remember why it is important to come together on this auspicious date. “Lest We Forget” the call to arms for peace-loving Canadians to…

Portage la Prairie RCMP make multiple arrests in liquor store theft

Portage la Prairie RCMP make multiple arrests in liquor store theftPolice have arrested six in connection with a brazen late afternoon theft from a Portage la Prairie Liquor Mart. In a Nov. 8 press release, Portage la Prairie RCMP say with the assistance of the Manitoba First Nation Police Service six individuals — four adults and two youths — were arrested and are facing charges…

Central Plains RCMP report Oct. 21-27

Central Plains RCMP report Oct. 21-27The 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 Oct. 21-27. During this time period, police responded to 338 calls for service           Traffic violations 61        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 5         …

Central Plains RCMP seize tobacco in routine traffic stop

Central Plains RCMP seize tobacco in routine traffic stop87,260 cigarettes were seized and two people arrested as a result of a routine traffic stop on Oct. 24. Police report just after 9 a.m. on October 24, RCMP conducted a traffic stop of a rental vehicle from Alberta near Portage la Prairie. It was determined that the driver had an outstanding arrest warrant from…

Central Plains RCMP report for Oct. 7-13

Central Plains RCMP report for Oct. 7-13The 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 2019-10-07 and 2019-10-13. During this time period, police responded to 380 calls for service   Traffic violations 43        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 18        Vehicle Collisions 0         …