Advance voting begins Oct. 11

Advance voting begins Oct. 11Advance voting for the 43rd federal general election is scheduled for Oct. 11-14 and in Portage la Prairie you can cast your ballot at Stride Place. Advance polls are open across the country from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (local time). At advance polls, electors can only vote at their assigned polling station. This is…

Central Plains RCMP report for Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between 2019-09-30 and 2019-10-06. During this time period, police responded to 324 calls for service   Traffic violations 86        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 3          Vehicle Collisions 0         …

Portage Legion awards bursaries

Portage Legion awards bursariesEach year during Legion Week Portage la Prairie Royal Canadian Legion Branch 65 awards its bursaries. This year Abby Vanstone, Amy Wiebe and Dayne Bickerton were the fortunate bursary winners. They are pictured here with Irene Boyse, Glen Archie and Legion President Bob Olford. Mickey Dumont/Citizen photo

Portage la Prairie RCMP report for Sept. 23-29

Portage la Prairie RCMP report for Sept. 23-29The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between Sept.23 and Sept. 29. During this time period, police responded to 341 calls for service   Traffic violations 96        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 4          Vehicle Collisions…

Annual Metis Gala this Saturday

Annual Metis Gala this SaturdayFunds raised through this Saturdays 18th Annual Metis Gala will be used to continue sharing Metis culture in Portage la Prairie. Organizers say the Gala — their main fundraiser — goes a long way in helping the Manitoba Metis Federation Portage Chapter keep active in the community with family events that have become favourites. All…

Bergen opens Portage la Prairie campaign office

Bergen opens Portage la Prairie campaign officeSeeking re-election, incumbent Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen opened her campaign office in Portage la Prairie on Sept. 25. Located in the Canad Inns lobby, the afternoon opening attracted a good number of supporters, both long-time and new. Previously, Bergen attended an all-candidates forum in Portage and opened a campaign office in Winkler.    Mickey Dumont/Citizen photo

IIU releasing information on investigations undertaken since June 12

IIU releasing information on investigations undertaken since June 12  Since June 12, 2019, the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) has begun investigating the following matters, which have not been previously released: these investigations include two involving Central Plains RCMP. June 12 - RCMP notified the IIU of an incident that occurred on June 1 where officers were called to a family disturbance in the…

Portage la Prairie RCMP seek assistance in finding Portage la Prairie woman

Portage la Prairie RCMP seek assistance in finding Portage la Prairie womanThe following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between Sept. 9-15, 2019. During this time period, police responded to 280 calls for service.   Traffic violations 50        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 2          Vehicle Collisions 2         …

Manitoba Liberals knock on Portage doors

Manitoba Liberals knock on Portage doorsOn the eve of Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister campaigning in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba Liberal Party candidate Charles Huband also unloaded his big guns, bringing in an elder Liberal statesman to help him knock on doors. is a Canadian politician, elder statesman and academic. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Cabinet chaired…