The Epic Metropolitan Fire

Sunday, July 26, 1976 saw the end of the Metropolitan Store (The Met).  The Met was a a hub of activity in the downtown. A five and...

Christmastime In The City

This past week marked the beginning of the Winter lights season with the Winter lights parade. There's a lot of lights going up all over town so we...

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...

Reindeer Boogie

A Hoop and Holler Christmas card to brighten this Solstice season with a look at some of the Winter lights from around town over the past couple of...

Swap Beer Bottles for Gas… ?

Here is the latest image that James Kostuchuk dug out of the Yosh Tashiro archive at PCI.  It's... well... an odd promotion.  Perhaps not well...

ICE

From the Yosh Tashiro Archive at PCI. Some old Portage ICE. At the old Arena. Was this the one downtown across from the Portage Credit Union, or...

Portage la Prairie At Night

The punchline would state that this town looks better in the dark.  And while surveying our fair city by the light of day one may argue it would...