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Portage la Prairie Dumps Min. Wage For New Maximum Wage Of $16/Hour

Portage la Prairie, MB – Local low wages hold the key to financial prosperity.  A local economic advocate, Kent Dueck, is looking to turn a perceived weakness into Portage la Prairie’s biggest asset. Dueck spotted an opportunity with Portage’s long history of household incomes lower than the national [...]

City Of Portage Sells City Hall Bell To Bring Taco Bell To Town

Portage la Prairie, MB – Portagers will soon have their bell rung by a Mexican, fast-food icon three times a day. Along with opening a long-awaited franchise, Taco Bell will revive interest and excitement in our city’s historic bell. Portage lost a special part of its character when the new, virtually silent [...]

Portage la Prairie Must Chop Down Trees To Keep Its Name

Portage la Prairie, MB – The axe is about to fall on a big decision at City Hall.  The City of Portage la Prairie must choose between chopping down trees or having to drop the reference to “prairie” in its name. The Canadian Council For The Enforcement Of Accurate Place Names, a fresh initiative of the [...]