Simplot announces support for park!

Simplot announces support for park!Previously called Central Park, now because of a huge corporate donation from J.R. Simplot, the park will be known as Simplot Central Park. A platinum level $100,000 donation from the generous corporate citizen kicked off a fundraising campaign Aug. 27 to raise $2.5 million to build an exceptional park that will reflect the corporate, private…

BBQ Fundraiser July 25 at Herman Prior

BBQ Fundraiser July 25 at Herman PriorHerman Prior Activity Centre volunteers Barbara LaFreniere, left, and Joan Hewson show off some of the goodies being baked in preparation for the July 25 BBQ and Bake sale fundraiser. The fun gets underway at 11 a.m. and goes until 1:30 p.m. "Volunteers from the center are donating baking, Simplot donating the fries done up…

Council to hear tax incentive bylaw delegates

Council to hear tax incentive bylaw delegatesMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen —   At its 6 p.m. meeting tonight, city council will hear four delegates speak to the proposed tax incentive bylaw introduced three weeks ago. The bylaw is expected to hear second and third (final) readings tonight. Bylaw 18-8672, a tax incentive bylaw introduced April 23 during last council meeting,…

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…

Real estate to make steady gains

Real estate to make steady gainsReal estate to make steady gains The Portage Citizen The coming influx of new workers and their families to Portage la Prairie attracted by new jobs at Roquette when it is built and when Simplot expands will put expected and unexpected pressure in the real estate market. “There will be a shortage of housing in…

Hotels bookings will be full in 2018/19

Hotels bookings will be full in 2018/19Hotels bookings will be full in 2018/19 The Portage Citizen Book your room now, when construction ramps up, you might not get one. By many accounts, 2017 was a good year for local hoteliers and 2018 continues to build a head of steam. With spades poised to dig or already in the ground to construct…

PLPSD watches growth trend

PLPSD watches growth trendPLPSD watches growth trend The Portage Citizen The Portage la Prairie School Division (PLPSD) is arguably the largest service supplier here and is keeping close watch on the area’s recent economic windfall and how it will play out for the school division. PLPSD Superintendent Todd Cuddington knows the resultant business opportunities huge announcements make, bring…