Idle No More has returned to Portage la Prairie. About 40 people gathered in front of city hall this afternoon to protest changes to environmental and aboriginal affairs.
Terry Pashe was one of those who attended. He says he hopes people across the country see these demonstrations and understand this is more than a First Nations issue.
"I hope that the rest of Canada wakes up, opens their eyes and realizes what the government is doing, not just to us, First Nations, but to all Canadians." says Pashe. "December 4th, Canada had 5 million protected lakes and waterways, but now, the way they (the government) are pushing this bill, Canada had less than 300 protected waterways.".
Micheline Berard says they hope people understand why they are doing this and are inspired to act.
"Stand with the First Nations because it's not just a First Nations fight." says Berard. "Everybody needs to know that we need to dig our heels down and say no."
The president of Gladstone's Chamber of Commerce is calling 2014 another successful year. Nick Beavington says they have about thirty memb
Another busy year has wrapped up at the Portage and District Arts Centre. Executive director Lori Blight says they hosted nine very unique
The past year was a challenging one for the Canadian Mental Health Association Central Region, but ultimately a very successful year as we
The executive director of the Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre says 2014 was a phenomenal year for the agency in many ways. Joyce Sc
The new 2014 Canola Performance Trials are now available for producers to review. The three prairie canola grower groups fund the program
2014 was a year of transition for the Portage la Prairie Regional Library. Head librarian Percy Gregoire-Voskamp says they've been dealing
2014 was a good year for the RM of South Norfolk but also a bit complicated politically. That's the assessment of reeve Craig Spencer, who
The Beautiful Plains school division continued to grow its enrolment during 2014. Superintendent Jason Young says across the division they
Building renovations took up a fair chunk of Carman Council's time in 2014. While work to the historic Memorial Hall continues to be the m
As another year draws to an end, Selkirk-Interlake's Member of Parliament is reflecting on the last twelve months. James Bezan says the at
2014 was another wet year in the RM of Coldwell. Reeve Brian Sigfusson says too much excess moisture delayed seeding and haying, noting th
Craig Bennet says it was a very good year for the Portage Rotary Club. Bennet notes he took over as president in July, but earlier i
It was another successful year for the Portage Regional Recreation Authority. General manager David Sattler says they introduced free swim
It was a busy year for the town of Gladstone, as 2014 was their final year of operating independently. In 2015 they'll amalgamate with the
The CEO of the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority says 2014 was a bit of a challenging year. John Stinson notes halfway into thei
The executive director of Youth For Christ in Portage la Prairie is looking back on an exciting year. Jim Ritskes says during 2014 they sa
The MP for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette says 2014 was an eventful year. While Robert Sopuck says there were many great things were complet
It was a busy year in the RM of Westbourne. That's what Reeve David Single's saying while looking back at 2014. He says a tough winter mea
2014 was a year of progress for Long Plain First Nation. That's according to Chief Dennis Meeches, who says Long Plain has faced a number
2014 was an exciting year for the Portage la Prairie school division. That's according to Dave Citulsky, chair of the Board of Trustees, w
The Portage la Prairie Chamber of Commerce was on the move in 2014. Board president Dave Omichinski says not only did they physically relo
As he reflects on the past year, Portage la Prairie's MLA says flooding once again had a large impact on our region. Ian Wishart notes the
Fiscal responsibility took centre stage in Portage la Prairie over the last year, according to former mayor Earl Porter. He says looking b
RM of Portage la Prairie Reeve Kam Blight describes 2014 as an interesting year. He says one of the things that stands out from 2014 were
Portage-Lisgar's M.P. says 2014 was a very busy year and one which also brought a few unexpected events. Candice Bergen notes the shooting