Movie Night

  Take a look back the old Playhouse Theatre on Saskatchewan Avenue.  Right where the RBC is. We thought we'd go ROGUE (1) on everybody so we could play the BAD SANTA on our site to give you some...

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 dime type dollar store and lunch counter is what I remember. There's...

Snow Clearing

With the arrival of winter this week, The Hoop and Holler thought it only appropriate to look back with Yosh Tashiro at some… well… SNOW. More snow clearing on Saskatchewan Avenue. Again, look at the...

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...

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 thought through.   1980 "The more beer you...

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 the Centennial? Looking at this shot, I suspect it was the...

The Great War Myth

I recently listened to a Manitoba Member of Parliament offer his narrative on the meaning of the Great War. He affirmed that the soldiers of the lost generation went into combat to preserve the Canadian values...

November 11

With Remembrance Day approaching, we take a look back with Yosh Tashiro, at some of the images surrounding the Cenotaph and the military presence in Portage over the years. Saluting the fallen as school...