Captain Canuck back in Portage

On October 30th, The creator of Captain Canuck, Richard Comely was back home here in Portage la Prairie.  He and Fadi Hakim, producer of Captain Canuck The Animated Web Series were on their way to C4 -...

Movie Night

  Take a look back the old Playhouse Theatre on Saskatchewan Avenue.  Right where the RBC is. We thought we'd go ROGUE (1) on everybody so we could play the BAD SANTA on our site to give you some...

You know… I think it’s spring.

I don't trust the weather this year.  We'll see if this lasts.  But for now, I think it's spring. A photo essay from around town of some  signs that we made it through. Click on any pic to...

A Perfectly Preserved One Room Schoolhouse

West of Portage la Prairie, and a little Northwest of Austin is Edrans. Not much of a town, more a of a district.  It's there we met up with Robert Smith, whose Great Grandfather, a homesteader in the area,...

The Epic Metropolitan Fire

Sunday, July 26, 1976 saw the end of the Metropolitan Store (The Met).  The Met was a a hub of activity in the downtown. A five and dime type dollar store and lunch counter is what I remember. There's...

Snow Clearing

With the arrival of winter this week, The Hoop and Holler thought it only appropriate to look back with Yosh Tashiro at some… well… SNOW. More snow clearing on Saskatchewan Avenue. Again, look at the...

Christmastime In The City

This past week marked the beginning of the Winter lights season with the Winter lights parade. There's a lot of lights going up all over town so we thought we'd look back at few Christmas decoration photos...

Reindeer Boogie

A Hoop and Holler Christmas card to brighten this Solstice season with a look at some of the Winter lights from around town over the past couple of years. Check out some of the old Island of lights...