Museum board rebuke stings

Museum board rebuke stingsEditor On May 17, a public meeting was held by concerned citizens about the state and future of the Fort la Reine Museum. A meeting to which the board of directors for the museum as well as councillors from the Rural Municipality and the City were invited to attend, in order to hear directly from…

Of museums, senior care and transparency

Of museums, senior care and transparencyEarlier this month the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, the Honourable Janice Filmon, opened the doors to Government House and launched a new series of casual get-togethers she calls “Conversations and Celebrations”. I was privileged to attend the inaugural session on May 8 centered on the theme of building community. As speakers, the Lieutenant Governor had…

Prairie Pregnancy Resource Centre officially opens

Prairie Pregnancy Resource Centre officially opensPrairie Pregnancy Resource Centre held an open house May 17 and cut the ceremonial ribbon in an opening ceremony. Mayor Irvine Ferris, centre, had the honours of cutting the ribbon. From L to R, Pat Hennan, Kathy Letkeman, Dawn Bell, Mary Loewen, Mayor Irvine Ferris, Darseen Pryor, Lisa Enns and Tim Neufeld. Mickey Dumont/Citizen photo

Museum Board issues press release

Museum Board issues press releaseMUSEUM BOARD PRESS RELEASE Issued: May 15, 2018   RE: The Status of the Fort la Reine Museum There have been questions raised by the public and media with respect to the board’s decision to not renew the contract of the former executive director-curator of the museum. We can advise that the decision to take this…

Do I Still Care

Do I Still CareForty years is an investment. Longer than some shorter than others. In dollar value the investment is less than major corporate and development holdings but still forty years has been pretty heavily invested in this adopted home of Portage la Prairie. The business owned and operated for 24 years has been sold, the profession and…

One-man show for Brandon artist opens

One-man show for Brandon artist opensIconic prairie images in paintings and sculpture collection in PDAC main gallery The Portage Citizen — A solo display opening in the Portage & District Arts Centre’s Main Gallery May 15 will be a prairie introspective of sorts. Spaces, Forms and Expressions by Brandon artist Arthur Frank Oscar will feature 25 sculptures and 27 acrylic…

Lions Prairie Manor under investigation

Lions Prairie Manor under investigationManitoba Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living Kelvin Goertzen tells family members concerned with care at Lions Prairie Manor his department has been investigating the Portage la Prairie home since October.   Mickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — Jon Gerrard, Liberal MLA River Heights, and party health critic brought the Manitoba provincial Liberals travelling…

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…
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