A Wet Sunday on the Prairie
Today will bring rain with 10 to 15 mm(0.4 to 0.6 in) expcted to accumulate. The winds will be northeast at 30 km/h (19 mph). A high of 9C(48F) is expected.
Tonight the periods of rain will continue with the winds being northerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) then becoming light this evening. An overnight low of 5C(41F) id forecast.
Regina, about 300 mles west of here has snow in the forecast with 6 inches of the ugly white stuff expected.
What Abby and me see on our walks;
A T-33 jet trainer donated to the city. It came from training center located at Southport approximately 5 miles south of Portage.
From 1940 to 1990, Southport was known as the Canadian Forces Base, Portage la Prairie. At its peak, there were 495 military personnel, and 194 civilian jobs at the base.
When the Base closure was announced in 1990, Southport was established to manage and develop the site’s assets, and help replace the jobs lost to the local economy.
In 1992, Southport was successful in having the Military Flight Training contract, managed by Bombardier located on-site, thus facilitating pilot training for the military.