International Women’s Day well-supported in Portage

Day of Solidarity  International Women’s Day well-supported in Portage The Portage Citizen Living well is all about perspective and Portage women shared theirs on International Women’s Day 2018. Marketing for an evening event on March 8 promised for those who attended to “be inspired, laugh and share with some amazing women” and it was delivered.…

Library hosts literary festival

Library hosts literary festivalManitoba authors featured at library literary festival The Portage Citizen   From top left, Bartley Kives, Terrie Todd, Oriole Vane Veldhuis, Sharron Arksey and Donna Gamache are Manitoba authors taking part in March 17 Winter Wheat: Second Sowing, literary festival at the Portage la Prairie Regional Library. Winter Wheat: Second Sowing at the Portage la…

Causeway project begins to shore up

Causeway project begins to shore upCauseway project begins to shore up The Portage Citizen With $2 million earmarked in the 2018 municipal budget to begin work on Portage la Prairie’s new causeway, this engineering transportation and geometric preliminary design dated from 2016, is a close approximation to what it will look like. In 2015 the city council and citizens got…

PCI students march for equality

PCI students march for equalityPCI students march for equality The Portage Citizen To steal a line from a 1965 rock classic song from The Who, “The Kids Are Alright”, over 200 Portage Collegiate Institute (PCI) students marched on International Women’s Day 2018 to show society the “next generation”, are more than that: they are stellar! The PCI Justice Committee…

City appointment process questioned

City appointment process questioned  Open letter to Portage la Prairie mayor Dear Mayor Ferris, I see, from the Agenda of February 26th council meeting, that a person will be appointed to the library board in place of one who resigned. I do not question the qualifications of the appointee as I have no idea of them. I have…

Mother Nature delivers on warnings

Mother Nature delivers on warningsMother Nature delivers on warnings The Portage Citizen Weather warnings throughout the weekend proved true beginning with light flurries Sunday night ending with you on the business end on the shovel Monday. Southern Manitoba came to a crawl on Monday with stretches on Hwy. 1 being closed at sometime between the Saskatchewan border and Winnipeg.…

Manitoba Airshow organizers plan Town Hall meeting

Manitoba Airshow organizers plan Town Hall meetingManitoba Airshow organizers plan Town Hall meeting Organizers of the Manitoba Airshow are hosting a town hall meeting regarding the 2018 Manitoba Airshow on March 16. The public is invited to attend the 1 p.m. presentation at the Central Plains RecPlex, at Southport. The presentation will provide information about the event and highlight opportunities that…

Storm watch, weather warnings continue

Storm watch, weather warnings continueWinter storm watch, weather warnings continue for southern/central Manitoba The Portage Citizen An Environment Canada winter storm or snowfall warning for all of southern Manitoba and parts of central Manitoba continues. The short story, expect to be shovelling sometime on Monday and when the Colorado low blankets this area, driving will become challenging. The Colorado…

2017 banner year for building permits

2017 banner year for building permits2017 banner year for building permits The Portage Citizen The cumulative value of development permits skyrocketed in 2017, according to year-end statistics from the Portage la Prairie Planning District made public Feb. 26. City council heard at its regular meeting Monday night, the 2017 total jumped to over $50 million dollars from the 2016 permit…
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