Portage doesn’t rank in worst roads campaign

Portage doesn’t rank in worst roads campaignPortage doesn’t rank in worst roads campaign The Portage Citizen Apparently Portage potholes and bumps aren’t making the grade in this year’s CAA Manitoba Worst Roads campaign. Except for Provincial Road 247 at LaSalle and Provincial Road 450 at Boissevain, as of April 2 the Top 10 worst roads in Manitoba honours all go to…

BOOM TOWN!

BOOM TOWN!BOOM TOWN! The Portage Citizen The “B” word is increasingly slipping off more local tongues. What does it mean?Quietly, but assertively, Vern May, Portage Regional Economic Development (PRED) executive director may be the first municipal official to state Portage la Prairie and area is in the midst of an economic boom. May’s economic development portfolio…

Hotels bookings will be full in 2018/19

Hotels bookings will be full in 2018/19Hotels bookings will be full in 2018/19 The Portage Citizen Book your room now, when construction ramps up, you might not get one. By many accounts, 2017 was a good year for local hoteliers and 2018 continues to build a head of steam. With spades poised to dig or already in the ground to construct…

PLPSD watches growth trend

PLPSD watches growth trendPLPSD watches growth trend The Portage Citizen The Portage la Prairie School Division (PLPSD) is arguably the largest service supplier here and is keeping close watch on the area’s recent economic windfall and how it will play out for the school division. PLPSD Superintendent Todd Cuddington knows the resultant business opportunities huge announcements make, bring…

Christians celebrate Passover with Seder banquet

Christians celebrate Passover with Seder banquetChristians celebrate Passover with Seder banquet     Submitted The congregation of The Good Shepherd church celebrated Seder on March 24 with a traditional banquet. The practice of celebrating Seder marks the beginning of the Jewish Festival of Passover. For most Christians the Seder is a complete mystery. The essence of Passover is celebrating with…

Seeds planted at healthy cooking get together

Seeds planted at healthy cooking get togetherSeeds planted at healthy cooking get together Submitted Organizers say “out of the program the ideas that a relationship developed between participants that might result in a joint vegetable garden or cooking coop. The program was open to anyone looking for a way to stretch their budget from paycheque-to-paycheque. There was space for 20 to…

Business showcase

Business showcaseAnother trade show in the booksSaturday traffic was brisk during the Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce Home & Life Expo at Stride Place. Mickey Dumont / Citizen photo

Manitoba Airshow clears turbulence

Manitoba Airshow clears turbulenceShort of announcing blue skies for its July 7-8 Manitoba Airshow 2018 during an open house March 16, organizers unveiled a well-organized two-day program that accounts for up to 10,000 visitors each day for the high octane entertainment. Organizers have pulled from the best plans from past shows and have heeded organizational pitfalls, too. There…

Senate appointment has Portage roots

Senate appointment has Portage rootsSenate appointment has Portage roots Senator came from residential school to Portage host family to finish high school The Portage Citizen When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Dr. Mary Jane McCallum to the Canadian Senate in December 2017, another chapter in the Portage la Prairie history book was written. Billie and Ian Borland, founders of…