End of question period raises questions

End of question period raises questionsDuring the Nov. 13, 2018 city council meeting’s question period, Mr. James Kostuchuk asked Mayor Ferris if council would consider eliminating question period due to 'grandstanding' by the public. Mayor Ferris answered ‘yes, they would’.  To see his question and Mayor Ferris's reply, you can watch the video on the city's YouTube channel (1:16:46). Having…

RE: Stride Place suit headed for trial

RE: Stride Place suit headed for trialI guess all of us were awaiting the decision of Justice Edmond regarding whether or not the City and RM of Portage La Prairie, and the PRRA would be allowed to go ahead with legal actions against the “builders” of Stride Place, and all the infamous problems that have arisen since its erection? I for…

Four 2020 Canadian Curling Championships to be decided in Portage la Prairie

Four 2020 Canadian Curling Championships to be decided in Portage la PrairieA quartet of Canadian curling championships will be on the line in Portage la Prairie, Man., over a nine-day stretch of March 2020, it was announced today by Curling Canada. The 2020 Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Championships, the Canad Inns Canadian Mixed Doubles Championships, the U SPORTS/Curling Canada Curling Championships, and the Canadian Collegiate…

Canada Day 2018

Canada Day 2018The rain came down in buckets at one point causing many to flee for cover, but celebrating Canada's 151 birthday July 1 at Stride Place was still enjoyed and appreciated by many. Here's a look at the day in pictures. Mickey Dumont/Citizen photos   And then the fireworks...

A healthy proclamation

A healthy proclamationNational Health and Fitness Day is June 2 PRRA Manager of Recreation Angie Shindle, left, Portage la Prairie Mayor Irvine Ferris and PRRA General Manager David Sattler met May 24 to sign a proclamation recognizing National Health and Fitness Day on June 2 Amongst other activities, Portagers will be able to enjoy a free Zumba…

Bike Week shows its Portage pedal power

Bike Week shows its Portage pedal powerMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — Bike Week 2018 is underway and will continue in high gear until the wrap up party on June 1. Ian Wassink, chair for this year’s Portage Active Transportation Committee Bike Week, says the May 26 to June 1 event has the best pedal power yet. Wassink and team members…