96 Minute Shopping Blitz with Mix 96
In early 2015, the NDP Government will increase the speed limit to 110 km/h on the Trans Canada from Winnipeg to the Saskatchewan border. The highway is already 110km/h from the Saskatchewan border to Virden.
Have you ever wondered what happens when the Terriers go on the road? Yes they get to OCN, but do they stay the night? Where do they stay? Does the play by play team take the bus or drive on their own? Find out in the second installment of the Portage Terriers Road to the RBC video series "Road Trip"
Operation Christmas Child is still collecting shoe-boxes through until Sunday by 4pm at the Portage Mall, so we thought we'd drop off our own donation of items.
Today is Hat Day! Where students pay a loonie to wear their favourite hat during class. That loonie goes to help Portage Plains United Way.
Where did the term 'mad as a hatter' come from?
Hat makers relied on toxic mercury to make felt for hats that would eventually drive them mad. Author, Lewis Carroll, made this term popular in 1865 when he published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This book was published after The Factory Act passed in 1864, which required hat manufacturers to have proper ventilation.
What are the most popular hats in history?
This hat originated in the ancient city of Fez, Morocco. Also known as a tarboosh.
The boater originated from sailors in the Royal Navy close to the nineteenth centruy. These hats became part of children's school uniforms in Victoria, England. Gentlemen would wear a boater hat to the beach!
Also known as the Coke. This hat was created for a farmer, William Coke, in 1850. In order to protect the head, shellac was applied to harden the hat. When William Coke was given the hat, he jumped on it to see if it would withstand his weight . . . it did.
7. Newsboy Cap (Or Gatsby)
The real orgin of the beret is lost. The beret traces back to the Greek Island of Crete in 1500 b.c.e. This was the "IT" hat during the middle ages.
4. Top Hat
The first top hat appeared in 1760 in Florence, Italy. It became popular after the French Revolution. London jumped on the top hat bandwagon in 1810.
The name Fedora stems from the name of the heroine in a French play written by Victorien Sardou in 1882.
2. The Cowboy Hat
1. Baseball Cap
You own at least one. At least. The Brooklyn Excelsiors baseball team in 1860 were the first to wear a similiar baseball cap that would eventually become a staple. Before the baseball cap, players would wear straw hats.