PAWS howling happy with Pawlooza in the Park

PAWS howling happy with Pawlooza in the Park

PAWS howling happy with Pawlooza in the ParkPAWS howling happy with Pawlooza in the Park The recent Pawlooza in the Park attracted upwards of 75 people — many more dogs — and most importantly raised money for the Portage Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). The 10th annual Pawlooza in the Park event offered something for everyone including a barbecue, dog adopt-a-thon, activities for…

Portage Toastmasters elect new executive, seek new members

Portage Toastmasters elect new executive, seek new members

Portage Toastmasters elect new executive, seek new membersCelebrating 40 years of building confidence and leadership skills in Portage la Prairie in April, Portage Toastmasters is actively seeking new members. The longest-serving local Toastmasters club, the group meets every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. “Toastmasters is a worldwide organization that teaches leadership skills, communication and self-confidence. It is the least expensive and…

A triple threat on Glesby stage Saturday night

A triple threat on Glesby stage Saturday night

A triple threat on Glesby stage Saturday nightIt’s a Saturday night party at the Glesby with three popular and entertaining Manitoba acts as part of the centre’s Mainstage program. The Janzen Boys In 2018, Roots Music Canada said, ‘There are few things more uplifting in life than seeing a dad and his teenage sons making music together and looking like they’re having…

RCMP police report April 29 – May 4, 2019

Portage la Prairie RCMP police report April 29 - May 4, 2019

RCMP police report April 29 – May 4, 2019The 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 April 29, 2019, and May 5, 2019. During this time period, police responded to 345 calls for service   Traffic violations 70        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act)…

Man injured in 10 St. NE shooting

Man injured in 10 St. NE shootingUPDATE Police today say a man shot May 6 was a targeted incident following a home invasion. Manitoba RCMP reported in a tweet, "The initial investigation has determined that three males, two with firearms, and one female, all dressed in black, wearing masks and gloves, entered the home and threatened the occupant. One of the…

Province completes review of disaster financial assistance program

Province completes review of disaster financial assistance program

Province completes review of disaster financial assistance program  An improved provincial disaster financial assistance (DFA) program will result from recommendations made following an extensive program review done in collaboration with municipalities, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler, minister responsible for emergency measures, announced on May 6. “When natural disasters strike, DFA helps Manitobans and municipalities recover while eliminating unreasonable financial burdens,” Schuler said.  “By…

Province launches new resource to make rental properties safer

Province launches new resource to make rental properties safer

Province launches new resource to make rental properties safer  The Manitoba government is launching a new fact sheet for landlords that clarifies the process for evicting tenants who are breaking the law and putting others at risk, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced on May 6. “We know that landlords have for too long struggled to gather and present the evidence they need to…

Province announces major infrastructure upgrades to Manitoba schools

Province announces major infrastructure upgrades to Manitoba schoolsEducation and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today the Manitoba government will spend $57.5 million in 59 infrastructure renewal projects across the province including structural roof repairs at Yellowquill School in Portage la Prairie. Capital funding for 2019-20 will provide structural repairs, roof replacements, new mechanical systems and accessibility projects for kindergarten to Grade 12…
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