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,...

You’ve Got A Lovely Coconut Head

The MCC thing of the week is a collectable that is a disturbing cross between a character from Pirates of the Carribean and Planet of the Apes.  It is a fine example of an ornament made from a coconut shell,...

Can A Canadian Superhero Save the Mall?

Can A Canadian Superhero Save The Portage Mall? Canadian superhero, Captain Canuck, swoops into the Portage Mall Saturday, June 28 to save it in time for Canada Day!  Actually, it’s a celebration of the...