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...

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...

ICE

From the Yosh Tashiro Archive at PCI. Some old Portage ICE. At the old Arena. Was this the one downtown across from the Portage Credit Union, or the Centennial? Looking at this shot, I suspect it was the...

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...

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...

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...

The Last Moments of The Albion Hotel

On Mothers Day, May 8th, 1983, every mother in town received the present they were hoping for. The end of the storied Albion Hotel. Built in 1883 by brothers John and Angus McLeod, the hotel stood for 100...