Angry Senior Responsible For Tag?

Sightings from the Top: RBG’s handiwork by Terrie Todd The signage on the overpass has been decorated with the initials RBG. I don’t know why, but I have a theory. In the early 1960’s, a young...

Self-Interest Keeps Star Candidate Out Of City Hall

Carl Bunso elects not to run for office by Carl Bunso   A lot of you in Bunso Nation have been asking when Carl Bunso is going to throw his hat in the ring and officially announce he is running for...

Valuables Found On Skyline Bridge

Sightings From The Top:  Lost and Found on Skyline Bridge by Terrie Todd Nicole's heart may not have been broken but her day was made brighter by a small act. One morning as I crossed the Tupper...

Portage Habitat For Humanity Starts 2014 Build

The Portage la Prairie chapter of Habitat for Humanity started its 2014 build project on the 400 block of 5th Street N.E. and HnH cameras caught up with spokesperson, Charlie Clifford.  He told us about this...

Getting Rich On The Overpass

Sightings From The Top:  Striking it Rich on Skyline Bridge by Terrie Todd   One thing I did not expect when I started walking to work over the Tupper Street overpass was that it would become...

New Speed Limits in Portage

A recent decision by Portage la Prairie City Council will see new speed zones set up around all Portage Schools.  We talked to Councillor, Irvine Ferris, to get all the details. Watch the video and note...

See What Is In The Bottom Of Crescent Lake

Crescent Lake Life Part II:  The Bottom   Does anything live in the bottom of Crescent Lake?  We went out with entomologist, Erica Smith, as she scooped the bottom of the lake.  Yes it was smelly...

Love Of Fat Boys & Portage Leads To Violence

Why I Love Portage by Carl Bunso Me and the family just returned from performing a series of concerts at county fairs in the deep south. In general, "The Bunso 5" were pretty well received by the good people...

Concert In The Park: Helen White

The concert in the park series has been running every Thursday night since July and continues for the month of August. Great live music takes to the bandstand stage from 6-8pm.  HnH cameras caught up with...

Winnipeg Wants River Walk – Delta Preps For Flood

A recent article in the Winnipeg Free Press, Click Here To Read Free Press article, called on the premier of Manitoba to follow through on a promise to have the river walks in Winnipeg open.  To lower the...

Duck Rescue Attempt On Crescent Lake

One Little Duckling All Alone by She Who Walks With Sticks (aka Karen Gross)   Went for a walk this morning and greeted some friendly PlaPers. Some of them said “Good Morning” before I did. By...

Become a Portage Super Hero

The Parkinson SuperWalk 2014 by She Who Walks With Poles, aka Karen Gross   The Parkinson SuperWalk requires Super Heroes who can’t fly without a plane and a ride to the airport; who occasionally...

Portage Pole Person Possibly Pecked Passing Poop

A Quintessentially Portage La Prairian Morning By She Who Walks With Sticks (aka Karen Gross) I have not been out walking as much the last couple of months. I think I overdid the stretching on a day when...

New Soup Factory For Portage?

Unconfirmed sources have provided unsubstantiated reports that a new food processor has set up shop in Portage la Prairie. Fictional figures, with close ties to the imaginary project, claim a new soup...

Local Tries To Help The Overprivileged

A Chance NOT To Play by Carl Bunso There are no shortage of organizations whose goal is to help underprivileged families afford organized sport. These are important - as a young lad I actually had someone...

Ran Out Of Money In Portage la Prairie

Famed super-hero, Captain Canuck, has recently made the news with a new comic book release in time for Canada Day and a movie in development.  It’s creator, Richard Comely is a proud former Portage la...

Goofy Gopher Talk

Sightings from the Top: Gopher Talk  by Terrie Todd   Crossing the Tupper Street Bridge one warm afternoon, I saw two plump gophers down below. One chased the other across the tracks, and I...

Drinking Buddy Chairs?

Early this fall The Hoop and Holler broke the news of the trend of outdoor furniture in Portage la Prairie and area. The Hoop has learned that the use of outdoor furniture has taken a potentially troubling...