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...

From the Lake to the River

The third vignette in the A Days Walk series originally produced for MTS TV in 2010.  This short takes the viewer on a quiet story book journey from Lake Manitoba to the Assiniboine River. With an emphasis...

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...

Arborist Links Beavers To Oil Changes

  Unconfirmed sources have provided unsubstantiated reports of a local self-proclaimed arborist being pushed beyond the point of action with the clearing of a wooded lot for an oil change franchise in...

Coke Can Leakage Could Provide Tourism Boon

Unconfirmed sources have provided unsubstantiated reports of a serious issue with Portage la Prairie’s landmark Coke can.  It is believed that the can has been slowly leaking soda pop to the point where it...

Hit Country Song Has Portage Roots

Recently released, "Shake It Like It's Saturday Night", by Doc Walker, is taking the country charts by storm and is packed full of Portage la Prairie references. Our hometown boys have cranked out a...

Hamlet Declares it’s Superiority

Anyone travelling down highway 331, affectionately referred to as The Hoop and Holler, will have noticed the small hamlet of Newton has come out with a bold statement. No one will admit to it being a...

Wood Turning

This weeks Ripples Art Group photo essay is on wood turning master Gary Little. Take a look. Gary Little demonstrating "piercing" at Ripples Art Show Gary and Gerry (soon to be profiled) had just returned...

Terrier Super-Fan!

In 1942 when the Portage Terriers were born, an eight year-old boy named Ron Goodz was in the stands where he’s been for some 70 years since. As a child Goodz had part of his foot cut off and was warned...