Wedding Ring Lost For 12 Years Returned By Stranger

Ring returned after being lost for 12 years Twelve years ago, Teresa Stanley lost her wedding rings and despite searching frantically for three weeks was not able to find them.  She had long given up hope...

A Man & His Dog Barking Across Canada

Being on the Trans-Canada Highway where the Yellowhead funnels under Manitoba's great lakes, Portage plays host to many characters traversing the country for one reason or another.  Today we caught up with...

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...

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...

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...

A Voice, A Hope, A Friend To The Prostituted

Prostitution.  The word itself stirs up strong emotions and opinions.  And perhaps it should, the exchange of sex for money is a powder keg issue that has been around a very long time.  The Canadian...

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...

Captain Canuck Creator From Portage

AMHS year book photo. Did the inspiration for Captain Canuck come during a daydreaming session at Arthur Meighen High School in the mid to late sixties?  Richard Comely, creator of Captain Canuck,...

Life Of Portage la Prairian in Europe

Portage la Prairians travel and live in all corners of the earth and The Hoop and Holler tracked down one of our happy wonderers, Angie Pembroke(Patsack), to report on some of her story.  This former Arthur...

Elie Correspondent Modern Version of Annie Oakley

by Dara Todd I don't consider myself a big time hunter, but I do live in the country, and I do have my hunter's safety.  So if some evil vermin move onto my property they best be watching where they...

North End Corner Sees It All Over The Years

  Mike Stiegler serving one of his friends. In the age of big box stores, franchises, and on-line shopping, Portage’s north-end hangs on to a throw-back retail experience, the corner...

PCI’s Got Talent!

Some very talented and gifted teens put their passions on display at the PCI Evening With The Arts showcase.  The event featured artwork, drama, and music. The Hoop and Holler was on hand to capture the show....

UFO Lawn Mower

Yes, it levitates. Over the weekend Hoop and Holler cameras found a magical, levitating lawn mower. "Honest" Ed Harder of Portage had the hover craft/yard tool up for sale and we were lucky enough to...

Portage Highflyer Only One in Canada

Portage is home to a one-of-a-kind business called Quality Aircraft Interiors.  Owned and operated by Noel and Leann Smith, QAI does upholstery work on commercial aircraft from their world headquarters just...

Farewell $2 Bill and Ciara Dawn

Ciara Dawn Latendresse and Bill ‘$2 Bill’ Miles As they rode the wind into our area so did they leave. But before they left, the Hoop and Holler cameras rolled on one of their busking performances in...

Just Burning Gas

Ross Metcalfe of Headingley loves antique motorcycles. When he's not busy being the superintendent of the Interlake School Division, he collects and restores antique motorcycles. Click on the triangle in...

Pole Walker

by Karen Gross   That Lady Who Walks With Poles If you have noticed a lady walking along the Crescent Lake path with what looked like ski poles, it was probably me. If you saw two ladies walking...

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...

Soup for You!

Today, November 1, 2011 the “O Canada” version of Chicken Soup for the Soul is released in book stores with a big Portage la Prairie connection. Portage la Prairie published author, Terrie Todd with the...