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…

Portage big winners at tourism award banquet

Portage big winners at tourism award banquetFrom Facebook — Portage la Prairie had a fine showing April 26 at the Central Manitoba Tourism awards in Carman. We are proud of all of our nominees and offer a special congratulations to our local award winners - Event of the Year (budget less than $5000): Concerts in the Park - Paul Shepherd and Annette Heal   Award…
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