You Might Be From Portage If…

Here is a fun video that features some of the lighter things about Portage la Prairie. If you are from Portage then you'll understand most of the video and you likely point with your lips. You might be...

See What Is In The Bottom Of Crescent Lake

Crescent Lake Life Part II:  The Bottom   Does anything live in the bottom of Crescent Lake?  We went out with entomologist, Erica Smith, as she scooped the bottom of the lake.  Yes it was smelly...

The History of Hangings in Portage la Prairie

  It’s not a widely known fact that the gaol(jail) in Portage la Prairie was the site of four executions between 1913 and 1926 and that two or perhaps all four murderers were, and remain buried...

Top 10 Places to Smoke In Portage

Top 10 Places to Smoke in Portage la Prairie 10.  The back of downtown Tim's.  Where the who’s who of Portage smoking elite hang and then walk down to Midtown to have a beer and a smoke. 9.  The Cat...

8 Reasons to Watch The Jets Over The Terriers

Why you should watch the Jets on TV rather than go to a Terrier game. Some local hockey fans are choosing to stay home and watch their local NHL team make a run for the playoffs rather than watch their...

12 Types of Portage Neighbours

By no means an exhaustive or definitive list, we do offer a generalized, stereo-typed collection of neighbour types we've seen in Portage la Prairie on a regular basis.  Some of your neighbours may fall into...

14 Reasons to Hold Your Christmas Gathering @ Walmart

14 Reasons to Hold Your Christmas Gathering @ Walmart Portage la Prairie people are practical and frugal so we have come up with some good reasons to hold your Christmas family gathering at Walmart this year...

Wedding Ring Lost For 12 Years Returned By Stranger

Ring returned after being lost for 12 years Twelve years ago, Teresa Stanley lost her wedding rings and despite searching frantically for three weeks was not able to find them.  She had long given up hope...

A Man & His Dog Barking Across Canada

Being on the Trans-Canada Highway where the Yellowhead funnels under Manitoba's great lakes, Portage plays host to many characters traversing the country for one reason or another.  Today we caught up with...

Puppy-Dawg Saved For Christmas?

Sightings from the Top: The Pound Puppy by Terrie Todd   On my walk to work last Friday, I saw a young girl walking a dog over the Tupper Street bridge and wondered if it was “take your pet to...