Sightings from the Top: The Mysterious Dirt Pile

Sightings from the Top: The Mysterious Dirt Pile A pile of dirt was growing between Fisher Ave. and the railroad tracks, visible from the top of Tupper Street Bridge. I was curious as to why it got a little...

MCC Thing Of The Week June 16

All sorts of wonderful things fill the shelves of the local Thrift Shop.  Here are a few one-of-a-kind items that made us smile this week. First up is a delightful salt and pepper holder that would be a...

Coke Can Leakage Could Provide Tourism Boon

Unconfirmed sources have provided unsubstantiated reports of a serious issue with Portage la Prairie’s landmark Coke can.  It is believed that the can has been slowly leaking soda pop to the point where it...

Sightings from the Top: Carrington the Shopping Cart

Sightings from the Top: Carrington the Shopping Cart For the last couple of weeks, a blue shopping cart has been lying dead along the tracks under the Tupper Street bridge. It’s a long way from home, but...

Eight Little Ducklings in a Row

Eight Little Ducklings in a Row I just watched the Hoop and Holler video footage of a brave Mama Duck crossing Portage la Prairie with eight little ducklings following, trusting their mama to lead them in...

Long Plain Has Best Skate Park

If you're not part of the skate board community you may not realize that the best skate part around these parts is at Long Plain First Nation.  If you are thinking about heading out just turn south at the...

Sightings from the Top: The Litter Bug

Sightings from the Top: The Litter Bug I frequently make little rules for myself, like “pick up one piece of trash on each walking trip to work and one on each trip home again.” Occasionally, though, if...

Sky’s The Limit With Portage Company’s Restraint

Manitoba has a large aviation industry and Portage la Prairie has a unique piece of that pie.  From their unassuming north end facility within the shadow of the Skyline(Tupper) Bridge and just a rumble-shot...

MCC Thing of the Week June 2, 2014

The thrift shop never fails to deliver odd, unique and sometimes disturbing items.  Today's instalment features some decorative pieces that would be sure conversation starters in your house. First up is an...

North End Corner Sees It All Over The Years

  Mike Stiegler serving one of his friends. In the age of big box stores, franchises, and on-line shopping, Portage’s north-end hangs on to a throw-back retail experience, the corner...