Province reduces ambulance fees

Province reduces ambulance fees  Province announces ambulance fees now reduced to maximum of $250 Keeping its promise to provide families with more affordable emergency medical services (EMS), the Manitoba government has reduced ambulance fees, effective immediately, to no more than $250 per ride, Premier Brian Pallister announced April 1. “Three years ago, Manitobans were paying the highest ambulance…

Manitoba Country Voice competition Saturday

Manitoba Country Voice competition SaturdayRecording deal included in Manitoba Country Voice prize packet The Portage Citizen Saturday night will mean a little bit more to Keara Barrett, Kelly MacAulay, Sam Murray, Ariel Isbister, Janalee Bell, Jennifer Campbell, Cody Wilkinson, Corrie Bud, Brett Forzley and Ayla Palmer all finalist in the third annual Manitoba Country Voice talent show. The 10…

City of Portage la Prairie Council Meeting March 25th, 2019

Portage la Prairie city council March 25 approved the city’s pre-audit 2018 financial statement.

City of Portage la Prairie Council Meeting March 25th, 2019Pending the required audit, Portage la Prairie city council March 25 approved the city’s pre-audit 2018 financial statement. The audit is expected sometime in April and is scheduled to be on council’s agenda possibly June 30. The city council’s bimonthly sharing of public business On March 25 lasted 21 minutes. The previous council meeting on…

Unsafe conditions spur ice advisory

Spring thaw will result in dangerously thin ice

Unsafe conditions spur ice advisorySpring thaw will result in dangerously thin ice Portagers couldn’t wait to get on a frozen Crescent Lake — a huge salute to all the volunteers and sponsors that made skating on the lake possible — but it’s time to have warm fuzzy feelings. The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure (HFCMI) is advising the public…

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks board members

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks board membersAre you looking for an exciting opportunity to provide guidance in supporting programs for the youth of our community? Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for new board members. “If you want to make a difference to kids in our community and build a resume -we have the opportunity for you,” BBBS says in a…

Raising money for jazz recording

Raising money for jazz recordingMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen Last Spring Juno Award winner Mike Rud visited Portage la Prairie to help with the “Spring into String” celebration of the guitar benefit concert for the guitar programs at Portage Collegiate Institute, École Arthur Meighen and the Rock Room at PCI. Today the accomplished jazz guitarist is 40 per cent…

Portage Pride releases parade date

Portage Pride releases parade date

Portage Pride releases parade dateIt's official. Portage Pride 2019 is all set for May 11 and will kick off the upcoming season of Pride celebrations in Manitoba! Portage Pride organizers say starting this year, the week of May 15 will be recognized as LGBTQ2 Day/Pride Week in Portage la Prairie. “We will be holding a community meeting in April…