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…

Chamber, PCRC poll businesses on public transit

Chamber, PCRC poll businesses on public transitThe Portage Citizen Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce and the Portage Community Revitalization Corporation (PCRC) is polling the business community to learn if it feels some form of public transportation is needed. The Chamber along with PCRC, are investigating whether an integrated transportation plan that offers convenient, affordable transportation to the public…

RCAF Gala

RCAF GalaThe Portage Citizen Ball gowns, tuxedoes and all fancy attire in between was on display Saturday night at Southport to celebrate NORAD’s 60th Anniversary. The formal RCAF Gala was held in Hanger 1 at Southport. The gala was a fundraiser for the Portage la Prairie Rotary Club and Soldier On, a support organization for members…

Developer tax incentive passes first reading

Developer tax incentive passes first readingMickey Dumont for The Portage Citizen - With arguably unprecedented financial interest in Portage la Prairie due to major business investments, real estate developers are also taking interest in the City of Possibilities and want to know what, if any incentives exist for them to do business here. City of Portage la Prairie city Council April…

Southport to host UAS student “drone” competition

Southport to host UAS student “drone” competitionSubmitted Universities across Canada will again be competing at Southport in the Unmanned Systems Canada UAS Student Competition. Southport said Friday 12 teams will compete in Phase 2 of the 10th Annual Unmanned Systems Canada UAS Student Competition on May 4-6 at Southport. The students are faced with simulated real-life scenarios where each team is…

Man sought in aggravated assault

Man sought in aggravated assaultRCMP RCMP Major Crimes and Forensic Identification units are assisting in the investigation of an April aggravated assault at a McKay Ave. home. Portage la Prairie RCMP were called to a home in the 1400 block of McKay Ave. on April 11 at 8:29 a.m. and found resident of the home had suffered serious injuries.…

Commercial real estate deals a sign of the times

Commercial real estate deals a sign of the timesLife-lease towers sell Mickey Dumont The Portage Citizen A mega million-dollar real estate deal finally cleared hurdles this month that saw Portage la Prairie’s life lease towers sold to a local investor. Dalton Estates, Queens Court and Windsor Park buildings, a total of 147 lease-life units, were sold at the beginning of April for an…

RCMP seek missing portage woman

RCMP seek missing portage womanPortage la Prairie RCMP are asking for community help in locating Karen Savanah Toth, 17, missing since April 6. Police say Toth was last seen by caregivers on April 6 and was reportedly travelling to Brandon to visit friends. She has not been seen or heard from since leaving home. She was to return to…