November 11

With Remembrance Day approaching, we take a look back with Yosh Tashiro, at some of the images surrounding the Cenotaph and the military presence in Portage over the years. Saluting the fallen as school...

Halloween II – The terror continues

Here's a few more shots from the archive of the evil that lurks in Portage la Prairie this time of year. It looks like they were giving out waterfowl instead of candy that year... The haunted Mall....

Halloween

Here’s a few of Yosh’s snaps from Halloween past. The archive, albeit vast and full of treasures often lacks accompanying info. Let us know if you know anything about these “scary” photos. Now here's...

Autumn/Harvest

Thanksgiving. On Thursday, January 31, 1957, the Parliament  proclaimed:  A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed – to be observed on...

Elevator Fires

Remember all the elevators along the tracks. A few went up in flames. Here’s a look at one of the Pool elevators going up. If you were there, let us know. We’d love to hear about what you saw that...

Grain Elevators and The OverPass

Here are some shots of the a few grain elevators and the construction of the Skyline Bridge. Let us know if you recognize or remember anything you see. Skyline Bridge under construction Looking East...

From the Lake to the River

The third vignette in the A Days Walk series originally produced for MTS TV in 2010.  This short takes the viewer on a quiet story book journey from Lake Manitoba to the Assiniboine River. With an emphasis...

Aerial Photos – Flood 1956

  Here's a great set of photos from the Tashiro Archive. They were all labelled under one title so if anyone can identify the locations, let us know.   Yosh index 7394. Date April 24, 1956....
Yosh index: 10327. Date: Oct 3, 1954. Title: Delta Cottage owners work to stop flooding.

Delta Flooding 1954 / 1955

We found more flood photos from the Yosh Tashiro archive  Here's a look at Delta beach in 1954 and 1955.   Yosh (No index). Date Sat May 7, 1955. Title: Lake Manitoba Floods Delta. Caption: THIS IS A...
Yosh envelope number11358 May 21, 1955. Caption: Human Chain Swings Sandbags. Nine miles east of Poplar Point, men of No. 1 RCHA form a chain to heft sandbags to the top of the dike. The sandbags are being conveyed by boat to another par of the dike inaccessible by any other means.

Along the Dikes – Newton, Poplar Point

More photos from the Yosh Tashiro archive from flooding in 1955. These shots are from Newton Siding and east of Poplar point.  The Army, Hutterites, Farmers and other volunteers are seen working together to...