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...

Once In Every 3 Or 300 Year Event

In 2011 the flood on the Assiniboine River and Lake Manitoba was referred to as a one in 300 year event.  Now, three years later, the Province of Manitoba is preparing for another similar...

The New Normal – Documentary on flood of 2011

In 2011 we were told the flood along the Assiniboine River and Lake Manitoba was a one in three hundred year event.  Portage la Prairie documentary film maker, William Plenty, captured the impacts and...

Hoop And Holler Asks: “Who Squeezed The Corndog?”

The Hoop and Holler cameras were on the Portage Ex like a fly on stink.  We asked the fine people of Portage the age-old question, "Do you wanna go faster?" and "who squeezed the corn dog?", along with other...

CARP-ocalypse

This past weekend, The Hoop and Holler was at Delta Marsh and witnessed the Carp Apocalypse in full swing (swim). It turns out the invasive species has done quite significant damage to Delta Marsh. They rip...

Robins feeding young – Video

Here's this short video of a pair of Robins bringing lunch to a few of the newly hatched. The father Robin gets in between the babies and the camera for a little bit.  He didn't take direction very well....

Skate of Emergency

Portage’s Headstone Honeys played the role of grim reaper to Winnipeg’s Bombshell Brawlers, destroying them 184-89 in roller derby action. It was the Honeys’ second win in a row and showed a...

Downtown Portage Blues

We just re-discovered this short video made in 2011 when we started The Hoop and Holler as an experiment.  It's Aaron Fehr playing a little blues in various locations around downtown.  It was one of the...

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...