Duck Rescue Attempt On Crescent Lake

One Little Duckling All Alone by She Who Walks With Sticks (aka Karen Gross)   Went for a walk this morning and greeted some friendly PlaPers. Some of them said “Good Morning” before I did. By...

Become a Portage Super Hero

The Parkinson SuperWalk 2014 by She Who Walks With Poles, aka Karen Gross   The Parkinson SuperWalk requires Super Heroes who can’t fly without a plane and a ride to the airport; who occasionally...

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...

New Soup Factory For Portage?

Unconfirmed sources have provided unsubstantiated reports that a new food processor has set up shop in Portage la Prairie. Fictional figures, with close ties to the imaginary project, claim a new soup...

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...

A Voice, A Hope, A Friend To The Prostituted

Prostitution.  The word itself stirs up strong emotions and opinions.  And perhaps it should, the exchange of sex for money is a powder keg issue that has been around a very long time.  The Canadian...