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...

A Perfectly Preserved One Room Schoolhouse

West of Portage la Prairie, and a little Northwest of Austin is Edrans. Not much of a town, more a of a district.  It's there we met up with Robert Smith, whose Great Grandfather, a homesteader in the area,...

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...

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...

Prisoner of War Camp @ Newton Manitoba

Did anyone know there was a World War Two Prisoner of War Camp at Newton, Manitoba? This video highlights a local collectors discovery  of an artifact revealing some of the history of this camp.  You never...