Chamber 101

Chamber 101The Portage Citizen The Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce is going back to the basics on May 15 with a “Chamber 101” meeting to explain what the business group is really about. This is “geared toward new chamber members and members who want to learn more about the chamber,” explains Cindy McDonald,…

Museum seeks staff, new opening day

Museum seeks staff, new opening dayFirst posted May 4 Mickey Dumont The Portage Citizen— “Clovis the Caribou Hunters” the Fort la Reine Museum's first exhibition of 2018, will arrive May 7 at 8 a.m., says the museum board chairman, Dale Wood. “We (the museum board) had a good meeting (May 3)”, Wood said on May 4. “Our exhibits are all…

Fox film crews return

Fox film crews returnMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — 20th Century Fox film crews are back on Crescent Lake this week shooting additional scenes for a film called “The Impossible”. On March 14, 20th Century Fox film crews were on Crescent Lake shooting scenes for a film called “The Impossible”. Portage la Prairie is doubling as St. Louis,…

Slight chance of rain in forecast

Slight chance of rain in forecastAs of 2 p.m. Sunday, Environment Canada’s long-term forecast showed only a 60 per cent chance of showers on Tuesday and a 30 per cent chance of showers on Thursday, but cloudy periods all week. Farmers are busy seeding dry and dusty fields while the city is brushing away the residue winter left behind.

Manitoba Health reboots Tick Checker

Manitoba Health reboots Tick CheckerThe Portage Citizen — Manitoba Lyme and Tick-borne illnesses is coming under photographic scrutiny and you can play your part. MB Health has released a new surveillance map showing where there are confirmed blacklegged tick populations. Blacklegged ticks can be anywhere as they travel on deer, mice, rabbits, squirrels or birds. If you find a…

IIU INVESTIGATION CLEARS PORTAGE COP OF USING EXCESSIVE FORCE

IIU INVESTIGATION CLEARS PORTAGE COP OF USING EXCESSIVE FORCEThe Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) of Manitoba has found a Portage la Prairie RCMP officer didn’t use excessive force during a woman’s arrest last year. The provincial police watchdog released a report May 2 concluding no charges should be laid against the officer. The IIU began an investigation after a 33-year-old woman suffered a cut near her…

Museum board calls May 3 meeting

Museum board calls May 3 meetingMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — A visit to the Fort la Reine Museum website gets you a “We're under construction” message, “Please check back for an update soon”. A visit to the museum reveals a sign that last week invited everyone to visit on opening day May 10 but is now blank. The message…

Head of museum let go

Head of museum let goMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — As many head to work this Monday morning in preparation for another productive week, seven full-time summer students poised to start work at the Fort La Reine Museum will have to wait until May 1 to learn if they will have summer jobs. It was learned late last week…

Hypno-folk duo Twin to host Open Mic

Hypno-folk duo Twin to host Open MicWinnipeg hypno-folk duo Twin is hosting April 27’s Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival open Mic and Jam which will double as the duo’s local CD release party. Twin's new CD "We Rise And Dance, We Sleep And Dream" compiles the duo's latest adventures and reflections during recent tours in the United States. This event kicks off…
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