Portage Pole Person Possibly Pecked Passing Poop

A Quintessentially Portage La Prairian Morning By She Who Walks With Sticks (aka Karen Gross) I have not been out walking as much the last couple of months. I think I overdid the stretching on a day when...

Local Tries To Help The Overprivileged

A Chance NOT To Play by Carl Bunso There are no shortage of organizations whose goal is to help underprivileged families afford organized sport. These are important - as a young lad I actually had someone...

Ran Out Of Money In Portage la Prairie

Famed super-hero, Captain Canuck, has recently made the news with a new comic book release in time for Canada Day and a movie in development.  It’s creator, Richard Comely is a proud former Portage la...

Goofy Gopher Talk

Sightings from the Top: Gopher Talk  by Terrie Todd   Crossing the Tupper Street Bridge one warm afternoon, I saw two plump gophers down below. One chased the other across the tracks, and I...

Drinking Buddy Chairs?

Early this fall The Hoop and Holler broke the news of the trend of outdoor furniture in Portage la Prairie and area. The Hoop has learned that the use of outdoor furniture has taken a potentially troubling...

Flooded Farmers’ Story

Mark & Yanara Peters, still smiling in the face of the flood of 2014 Mark and Yanara Peters are the third generation to take over the family farm that, unfortunately for them, is located next to the...

Is Bridge Repair Possible?

If you travel into Portage from the west you may have the feeling something is missing.  For the past several years the bridge over the by-pass coming into town has been missing a lane.  It was the victim of...

Captain Canuck Creator From Portage

AMHS year book photo. Did the inspiration for Captain Canuck come during a daydreaming session at Arthur Meighen High School in the mid to late sixties?  Richard Comely, creator of Captain Canuck,...