Broomball Canada’s 2018 Senior & Mixed Nationals championships

Broomball Canada’s 2018 Senior & Mixed Nationals championshipsBroomball elite compete in Portage Mickey Dumont The Portage Citizen World class broomball takes to the Stride Place rinks this week as are underway. 20 teams – eight men’s, six women’s and the rest mixed, feature Canadian elite broomball players from B.C. to Nova Scotia. Here Manitoba women’s captain Lindsey Green and Manitoba men’s captain…

New ride hailing service to launch

New ride hailing service to launchNew ride-hailing service to launch The Portage Citizen An “Uber-like” ride hailing service may take to Portage la Prairie streets as early as April 15. Hire PTP (Personal Transportation Provider) principal Wasiq Razzaq may have taken Portage la Prairie city planners a bit by surprise with Hire PTP, keeping his plans close to his chest…

City sends feelings to Humboldt Broncos

City sends feelings to Humboldt BroncosCity sends feelings to Humboldt Broncos The Portage Citizen The tragedy of 15 people dead and 14 injured after the bus taking the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a transport truck on a highway north of Tisdale, Sask., April 6 was brought closer to home Monday night. Portage la Prairie…

RCMP seek Alfred Terrance Sutherland

RCMP seek Alfred Terrance SutherlandRCMP seek Alfred Terrance Sutherland Portage la Prairie RCMP Portage la Prairie RCMP are asking for community assistance in locating Alfred Terrance Sutherland, 30, of Sandy Bay. Sutherland is alleged to have been involved in a March 10 home invasion and has been charged with breaking and entering, forcible entry and multiple firearms offences. He…

Library Coffee House

Library Coffee  HouseFor more info go to Events Calendar at:  http://portagelibrary.com Or Call  204-857-4271

RCAF gala a classy affair

RCAF gala a classy affairRCAF gala a classy affair The Portage Citizen The Royal Canadian Air Force Gala (RCAF) black tie fundraising gala is right around the corner. Possibly the classiest public event in Portage la Prairie and area – tux and evening gowns – the April 21 gala attendees will wine and dine and then dance the night…

MCC helps Habitat for Humanity raise $3,000

MCC helps Habitat for Humanity raise $3,000MCC helps Habitat for Humanity raise $3,000   Submitted Habitat for Humanity Day March 27 at Portage MCC Thrift Shop netted Habitat $3,000. It was the eleventh event Portage MCC partnered with Habitat for Humanity to host a special fundraising day, with a set amount of the proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity’s local housing…

Steeden steals show

Steeden steals showSteeden steals show The Portage Citizen Ryle Ann Steeden was awarded first prize in the annual Manitoba Country Voice amateur talent contest March 31 at the William Glesby Centre. She also received the crowd’s personal stamp of approval earning the People's Choice Award. Nine contestants: Haley L’Heureux, Jessica Lukin, Kelly MaCaulay, Rebecca Brooks, Trevor Lang,…

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…