November 24, 2014
Big development at Southport
Winnipeg Free Press | By: Martin Cash
If Southport were an actual town, Peggy May might be called the mayor.
While she’s not elected, the CEO of Southport Aerospace Inc. is in charge of snow clearing, sewer and water services and even, when it comes down to it, the maintenance of law and order at the 1,944-acre former Canadian Forces Base Portage la Prairie, about three kilometres south of Portage.
Among other things, the not-for-profit, non-share corporation owns 188 residential units that are fully occupied with a waiting list of 100 people. Perhaps most importantly, it is the landlord to the Canada Wings Aviation Training Centre, the basic flight training facility for the Royal Canadian Air Force.