Oakville Archive – Winter Tourism

With the arrival of winter here are the top 9 reasons to visit Oakville in the snow.  Photos are courtesy of the Caddy Halliday Archive. These photos were generously donated to the PCI Archive by Silver...

11 Types of Portage Friends

1.  The “Odd” Friend. We all have at least a couple of friends that are off the beaten path.  They don’t just walk to the beat of a different drummer they hear a whole different tune. ...

13 Nightmares of Christmas in Portage

Portage can be a scary place.  Christmas can be stressful and cause anxiety.  Combine the two and you have a recipe for nightmares from your subconscious.  From the Tashiro archives we present 13...

Portage Gets New Live Online Radio Morning Show

  Portage can get the day rolling with an alternative live online radio morning show between 8am and 9am hosted by local DJ Paul Oleynick. Each morning the former award-winning broadcaster musters...

How Far is it to the PCU Centre?

Since before the construction of the PCU centre, there has been this notion that it favoured certain parts of town over others by it's proximity.  Not central enough and so on.  We thought we'd take a...

Nicknames for $1

IN a world where names define us The Hoop & Holler went beyond our given names and dared to sell new identities on the streets of Portage la Prairie. We found willing victims to hand over a lone loonie...

The “G” is Silent

Dr. Peter Gnanapragasam is a fine vet. Educated at the the Royal Veterinary College in London, he has is Bachelor of Veterinary Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Animal Health, is a Dr. of Veterinary...

New Portage Photo Feature – mEportage

City Hall by morning A long-time viewer of The Hoop and Holler came up with an idea for a submitted photo feature about Portage la Prairie. Well, here it is.  We thought about calling the segment I...