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Food, fun and good times at the Gladstone Fair On Aug. 10, a bit of rain couldn’t dampen the spirts of Gladstone Fairgoers, as the Gladstone Fair filled the town with activities for four days last weekend. There were pancake breakfasts, yard sales, rodeo events, a parade and a street party. The organizers must be exhausted after all their hard work. Far right: A huge crowd, including these three attendees, lined up to sample the fabulous meat snack trays at the Smile Pinoy Foods/Jarvis Meats “Hello, Goodbye” party. The event gave customers the chance to say good bye to the Jarvis family and meet the local abattoir and butcher shop’s new owners. Below right: Great Dane brothers Magnum and Blue, with owner Jessica Strutt, drew a crowd of admirers following the parade. New to the area, Strutt said one of the attractions of moving to Gladstone was the operation of the abattoir, Jarvis Meats. The brothers thrive on a natural, raw meat diet. They weigh in at 180 and 190 pounds and are wonderful ambassadors. Right: “Jessie” (Shayden Rae Furgala) stopped by the small animal farm and shared some bread with one of the sheep. B e l o w : Lo c a l c l u b s and businesses were well represented in the parade.




Miles for Mental Health a journey of hope and support Annual event returning to Neepawa for a third straight year

By Eoin Devereux Neepawa Banner & Press The preparations for an event raising awareness on mental health issues are off to a tremendous start. The Miles for Mental Health Fun Run has been scheduled for Aug. 25 at the Flats in Neepawa. The run, which is entering its third year of operation, was put together as a way of helping people use physical activity to aid with mental health challenges. The first Fun Run was held in 2017 and raised just over $1,400, with 90 people participating. Almost all the money raised was donated to the Suicide Prevention Interven-

tion Network (SPIN). The second event also proved to be successful, as just under 100 participants combined to raise close to $3,000 in donations, which were split between Project 11 ($2,300) and the Beautiful Plains School Division ($500), respectively. Organizing Committee member Diane Martin said that early response to this year’s run has everyone involved feeling optimistic that they’ll be able to exceed their previous results. “We’re quite happy with where we are at this point in the process. The early bird registration deadline was on July 31 and we have, around 50 to 55 people already registered, which

is probably about twice as many as we’d had in previous years. So, that is very positive,” stated Martin. “We reduced the registration fee to make the event more accessible and the overall awareness of the initiative has increased. We really are hoping for well over 100 participants. With the great interest in the early registration, we’re optimistic that we’ll definitely be able to match and surpass that mark this year. We want people to be able to bring their families and participate.” For this years’ Fun Run, Martin indicated that the theme selected was mental health in men. “Last year, the focus was

on the mental health needs of children. This year, the focus is on men. And we have two speakers at the event. One is guest speaker John Lackey, who will be talking candidly about his life, his journey with mental health issues and transforming surviving into thriving. The other is a Jacy de Koning, the daughter of Pieter de Koning, who was the person, who was the reason for Pieter’s 500. We’re privileged to have these two speakers involved this year.” As for the day itself, a new one kilometre (km) walk has been added to the event, while the five km walk and a five and 10 km runs are all returning for

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Mockingbird wins inaugural Neepawa Film Festival

On Aug. 10, film fans came to the Roxy Theatre for the Neepawa Film Festival. Thirteen local f ilms were screened and the overall People’s Choice award was won by “Mockingbird” (r i g h t). T hi s f ilm by Warren Nightingale was shot in the Neepawa area and starred Jean Forsman (seated) and Amanda Naughton-Gale (standing). Far right: The People’s ChoiceYou t h categor y was won by Dylan Ewasiuk and his brothers for their entry “C amp Don’ t Wanna Comeback”.


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by Chad Carpenter

Pallister promises 2020 vision


n Monday of this week, Premier Brian Pallister annonced an election for Sept. 10. The date had been long predicted. The Pallister-Progressive Conservative platform was predictable as well. Dubbed “a 2020 vision”, the election platform clearly lays out what a re-elected PC government plans to do. In fact, they have done quite a bit of it already. Pallister promises an increased healthcare investment, building new schools, creating even more jobs, a made-in-Manitoba green plan-not an NDP/Liberal rising carbon tax-and a rollback of taxes by $2,020 over the next four years. As usual, Pallister’s way with words comes through loud and clear: 2020 has many meanings. Obviously, it refers to next year and to the next decade which may well be as transforming as the 1920s were, a decade where technology and attitudes took a major shift. 20/20 is what you want to hear when you visit the optometrist, as it refers to perfect, or at least very good vision. We also often hear that hindsight is 20/20, that in looking back, we can see perfectly. We see the lost opportunities, the imperfections, the mistakes and the accomplishments. The 2020 that Pallister is, on the surface, referring to is the $2,020 savings in taxes, the bulk of which is in the reduction in PST from 8 per cent to 7 and a reduction in income taxes due to indexing tax brackets. Altogether, the 2020 catch phrase is a good one, with several inter-woven meanings. It can certainly be argued that with tax bracket indexing and a one per cent roll-back in PST, taxes may go down. If the province can balance the budget in the next two years, there could neepawa

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Ken Waddell be a savings in interest paid on government debt and a further reduction if the credit rating and bond interest rates stabilize or go down. Pallister’s critics will argue that he is slashing spending in health and education. The PCs will argue it is more of a shift in spending, as there are always a lot of moving pieces in those two largest government departments. The Pallister government is hoping that the voters, in addition to appreciating the possible $2020 in tax savings, will like the eyesight or vision analogies even more. Every political party wants to be see as visionary, forward looking and optimistic. That’s a given and the three opposition parties, namely the NDP, Liberals and Greens also want voters to buy into their vision. That’s politics. How the visions are laid out will be interesting to say the least. The opposition parties have all laid out plans with weekly or daily announcements. Common to all the opposition platforms are two themes. One, they are not conservative and two, their leaders aren’t Brian Pallister. As for the hindsight concept, Pallister is banking heavily on the fact that his party will not mismanage government in the way the NDP did from 1999 to 2015. In fairness, the NDP tried to spend a lot of money to improve education, health care and roads.

They did spend more money on roads and it showed up in some new smooth pavement on Hwy. 16 from Neepawa to Minnedosa and the big improvements on Hwy. 10 from Brandon to Minnedosa. Neepawa’s care home was built under the NDP, albeit it was announced by the Filmon government in 1999. There were changes and improvements to Rivers hospital under the NDP. The biggest knock on the NDP in western Manitoba was the forced municipal amalgamation. It was high-handed and very arbitrary. Most southwestern Manitoba communities will never forgive the NDP for municipal amalgamation. In my view, cooperation on projects and funding among municipalities should be self-evident and, in many cases, is long overdue, but why the NDP forced it is beyond understanding. Pallister is banking on the multilayered meaning of 2020, the tax reductions, the vision and the hindsight memories of the NDP to get him his second mandate. The campaign is only 28 days long. It will be an interesting ride. Disclaimer: The writer serves as a volunteer president of the Manitoba Community Newspaper Association. The views expressed in this column are the writer’s personal views and are not to be taken as being the view of the MCNA board or Banner & Press staff.

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overnment funding that could have been a win-win, for Manitoba farmers and the environment, won’t have nearly the impact it could have had. Program details show that close to half of the province’s farmers have been shut out of funding for the establishment of cover crops, as funding aimed helping them undertake this beneficial management practice have explicitly shut out cattle producers. Of the province’s MY 15,000 farms, PERSPECTIVE 6,500 have cattle and the Province is worried the funding could Kate be used as a feed Jackman-Atkinson subsidy. Ag Act ion Manitoba is a five-year program funded by the provincial and federal governments. It will invest $176 million in Manitoba’s agriculture and agri-food sector. Much of the funding aimed at farmers will help them engage in beneficial management practices, which are those that help with resource efficiency planning, soil improvement and greenhouse gas reduction, manure and livestock management, drainage water management and hazardous products management. One such practice is the establishment of cover crops. The Ag Action Manitoba program guide explains that cover crops protect soil, air and water, by capturing nutrients, reducing soil erosion and runoff, increasing water uptake and sequestering carbon. Ag Action will cover 25 per cent of the costs, up to $10,000, to seed winter cover crops; relay crops (a crop planted into another standing crop); green fallow crops and biennial green manures; and cover crop mixtures for grazing. To increase diversity, the cover crop mixture must have a minimum of three species with varying growth habits and be chosen to target the risk being mitigated, such as erosion protection or water uptake. The program’s administrators recognize the benefits of grazing cover crops, which include helping to convert crop residue into organic matter and mimicking the natural ecosystem. Research, supported by the Manitoba Beef Producers and Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association, has shown the benefits of a management plan that uses cover crop grazing. Despite this, the program is explicitly only available to “stockless” farmers. Not because the Province doesn’t want the cover crop grazed, but because they don’t want the funding to be used as, or seen as, a feed subsidy. I can understand why the province is concerned about mixed farmers using cover crop funding as a feed subsidy, but even stockless farmers can make money off the program— there’s nothing stopping a farmer from obtaining the subsidy and then charging their neighbour to graze the cover crop. This too would result in an unfair situation, but it’s allowed. While I understand that Manitoba Agriculture is understaffed and enforcement across the department is an ongoing issue, surely there are ways to make this funding available to all farmers who want to improve their operations. There are already potential restrictions in place, such as possibly requiring farmers to direct seed their following crop into the cover crop stand, and additional ones could be added to ensure the cover crop is used for its environmental purpose first and as a feed source second. On a year such as this one, where livestock feed is in short supply, the province will probably end up providing some form of feed assistance to farmers. Last year, the federal and provincial governments funded the Canada-Manitoba Forage Shortfall and Transportation Assistance program, which provided assistance of 16 cents per tonne, per loaded kilometre for the transportation of forage and feed and up to eight cents, per head, per loaded kilometre for the transport of breeding livestock and their unweaned calves to feed. I understand that we need fairness, but we also need common sense. Cattle producers care about improving their land and creating programs that aren’t open to them based solely on the fact that they have cattle just doesn’t seem fair.


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lthough it happened in the summer of 1963, I remember it vividly. I was standing near the open grave into which my paternal grandfather’s body would soon be lowered. The minister, a long-time family friend, didn’t use the words of committal (earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust) many ministers use. Nor did he pour some sand on the casket in the shape of a cross like I often do. Instead, he took three small flowers from the casket spray and, as he placed each one on the casket, he said: “Mr. Strohschein is like this flower, here for a while and then he is gone…here for a while and then he is gone.” I recalled those words one evening last summer, as I was taking pictures of the pansies and petunias in my flower garden. They were in full bloom, the lighting was perfect and the resulting images were beautiful (in my opinion at least). But by


Neil Strohschein the end of that week, those blossoms had disappeared. They were here for a while and then they were gone. But in their short life span, they did what they had been created to do—they made their little corner of the world a very beautiful place in which to live. You and I are just like those flowers: “we are here for a while and then we are gone.” This life, as we know it, is at best unpredictable. The past is gone. What we’ve said cannot be unsaid. What we’ve done cannot be undone. All we carry with us from our past is memories—some good, some bad; and the lessons we’ve learned from the things we’ve read, heard or seen;

the people we’ve met and the experiences we’ve had. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us. King Solomon was right when he said: “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” No one is invincible. All our wealth, all our prestige and all of the things we’ve worked so hard to attain can be taken from us in an instant. In this life, there are no guarantees. All we have left is today— this moment in time. It is God’s gift to us; a sign of his mercy that greets us every morning when we wake up. What we do with each new day will be our gift to God and that part of his world which we call home. So how should we use

this day? Here is where we can learn a lesson from the flowers. Flowers don’t compete for mastery or attention. They don’t complain if the flowers next to them are bigger or have more vibrant colors. They just bloom where they are planted and in so doing add their own unique contributions to the beauty of the entire garden. That is how God wants us to live—to use the talents, skills and resources he has given us to be a blessing to those around us. He wants us to look for the good things we see in others and to celebrate them. He wants us to see hurts and heal them; to find needs and meet them—all in God’s name, all by his power and all for his glory. In another of his writings, King Solomon reminds us that God makes everything (including you and me) beautiful in its time. Today, let’s use the beauty he has put in us to help make our world a beautiful place in which to live.

What does old look like?


y grandparents, and one set of great grandparents, played important roles in my early years. The first serious loss I recall was the death of my paternal grandfather when I was 16 years old. Back in 1962, sixteen year old farm girls were familiar with death. We were more familiar with family. My grandfather was the first adult that I recall engaging in real conversations with me. True, like any good Toews, he asked a lot of questions. He expected answer and listened to them, encouraging me to think . I respected him. For that, and for his ability to have a chocolate bar in the car’s glove box and eat it one square at a time over the course of weeks! I did not inherit that from him. Following his passing were the deaths of his inlaws, my paternal great grandparents.  It is no sur-

HOMEBODIES Rita Friesen prise that they always appeared old to me, they were 87 and 89 when they died, and I was 22, 23. They had worked hard, raised a family of fifteen, and deserved to look old! I can’t picture my great grandmother without her hair in a bun and a well worn apron around her waist. Great grandfather was a gardener in the Morden Experimental Farm and it was a point of humour, to everyone but his wife, that he compulsively picked weeds as he toured the gardens of family and friends.  My paternal grandmother died at 90 in 1988. My then I was a matron of 42, a mother of five. She had

an easier life than her mother, though the loss of her youngest son when he was only 15 – a farm accident robbed her, and her home, of laughter. She walked with dignity and strength. Her silver hair carefully gathered, also in a bun, but a gentle bun. I remember her for wearing hats and gloves, growing gloxinias, and, in her middle years, leaving the mundane household chores to the maid. She was only 64 when her husband died, had no clue about finances, reading a hydro meter, writing a cheque, or home insurance – things most women today have as a responsibility. For a short

while, she stayed with her daughters, then moved into a senior unit. Her severe loss of hearing narrowed her social circle, family and church sufficed. My favourite story of my grandmother is the time she was peering at a photo in my parent’s china cabinet. The woman in the photo was wearing a pill hat, a string of pearls and a gentle, caring smile. I caught her looking intently, and reminded her that it was her picture. With an embarrassed chuckle she replied- ‘I thought it was the queen’. For full effects say that out loud with a gentle German accent. ‘I tot it was the kveen’.   My mother died when she was 74. She was still active in the home, on the farm and with her grandchildren. She wore shorts when she wanted to, short hair and even earrings. She did not appear old.  And now I know that she was not old.  When will I be old?

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By Addy Oberlin t is not a good day to go golfing today here in Valleyview. I’m not a golfer, but some of my children are. They would like some nicer weather. Another family member is counting the days till winter, so he can climb the mountains on his snow mobile. When I think of the farmers here in Alberta my heart cries. Some areas have declared a total crop disaster. Parts of fields are under water. I remember how a neighbor took some aerial pictures of one of our fields in Manitoba. It looked like a field full with lakes. The harvest was a disaster. However, we survived that year and the following year the crops were better. We know that God created the sun, the rain, the snow, the wind and even the hail. After He created it, He did not abandon it. God is still in control of the weather, the crops with all its pests. Farmers are getting ready for harvest. May they “Commit thy (their) way unto the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” May it be a good harvest this year.



“Opportunistic” Regarding Mr. Waddell’s editorial column last week– although opportunity and opportunistic obviously come from the same root word, they mean something entirely different. It would be horrible to say that Canada is a land full of opportunists. It is indeed a very negative word and always has been. Opportunists are people who see a chance to gain some immediate advantage from a situation but often at the expense of ethics and morals. They intentionally exploit a situation to improve things for themselves but are not guided by consistent principles. Louise Uhryniuk, Minnedosa, MB

Thoughts about Neepawa’s Film Festival

My granddaughter, Genoa and I were fortunate enough to have participated in Neepawa’s inaugural film festival, which was held at the classic Roxy Theatre on Aug. 10. We chose the bulding at 263 Hamilton Street as our topic, which is now Its Time Promotion & Gifts and prior to that, Myra’s Ladies & Men’s Wear; Ebner’s Mens Wear; Strock’s Hardware; Bajus Hardware and all the way back to 1891 when it first opened as H R Hamilton’s Hardware. I had gathered the history of this building during the research process for the book, The History of Neepawa Businesses, of course with help with that research from Norma Forsman and Cecil Pittman. Much of the remaining work on the film would be credited to Genoa, who came out to Neepawa a couple of months ago with me and did some camera work and some interviews. We wanted to tell a story about the building, chronologically, and have some background music that corresponded to the particular decade of ownership of the building. More Film Fest thoughts on Page 14


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Our next country stop is officially called the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the land of clogs, tulips, windmills and dikes. It is sometimes called Holland, but that name only applies to two provinces, North and South Holland. The kingdom includes its overseas islands - Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. Its border countries are Belgium, and Germany. The name Netherlands means “low countries”, with around a quarter of its territory at or below sea level, with much of it being reclaimed from the sea with a system of dikes. The official language is Dutch, with Frisian as a second language in the province of Friesland. Nine in 10 Dutch people speak English. The Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy with extremely liberal social policies: prostitution is legal and it was the first nation in the world to legalize same-sex marriage and euthanasia. Being honest is very important for Dutch people, as well as being extremely clean. Because the Netherlands has no rugged mountain ranges or natural borders, it was impossible to protect itself from invaders. Outsiders occupied the country for much of its history. They fought the Spanish in the Eighty Years’ War and finally gained independence in 1648. During the 17th century, the Republic became prosperous and a major colonial power, mainly due to the Dutch East India Company. By the end of the 17th century, they had become one of the larger colonial powers of Europe. The Dutch gave civilization revered painters, such as Rembrandt van Rijnand and Vincent Willem van Gogh. Greenhouse farming took off in the country after World War II as a reaction to the starvation of many during the last months of the war. This tiny country is the world’s second largest exporter of fresh food, including tomatoes, cucumbers and grapes. Acres of greenhouses exist, with water usage at a minimum, as well as the use of pesticides almost eliminated. This allows them to export more food than any other European country. We have much to learn from them. Their healthy diet and lifestyle is believed to be the reason they are the tallest people in the world. Men are on average six feet tall (182.5 cm) and women are 5 feet 7 inches (170.5 cm). The Netherlands is home to more bikes than people and people tend cycle everywhere. One of the ways to get to know a country is through its food. You learn about the history and culture based on the things they eat every day. The Dutch have been making cheese since 400 A.D. They are the world’s biggest exporter of world renowned cheeses; Limburger, Edam and Gouda to name a few. The Dutch East India Company was the first to cultivate coffee in Ceylon and import coffee on a large scale to Europe. They enjoy their coffee. Some of the best Dutch food actually is not Dutch at all but Indonesian. Returning Dutch colonist brought with them the food tastes of Indonesia. Dutch people love black liquorice and eat on average 2kg per person, per year! The North Sea, offers a wide selection of tasty fresh fish. Stamppot is a traditional Dutch dish. It is a mixture of mashed potatoes with veggies, like kale, sauerkraut, or endive stirred in. It is usually served with ‘rookworst’ (a smoked sausage) and gravy. To help combat the cold damp winds of the North Sea during the winter month’s, lots of thick hearty soups and stews are served. “Oliebollen” are raison donuts, traditionally served at New Year’s Eve. Then, there is Hollandse Nieuwe, or raw herrings with onion pieces. The tradition of how to eat it is holding the fish by its tail, leaning back and letting into slide in your mouth. I will stick to their delicious spice cookies. Dutch speculaas cookies (spice cookies) 1/2 cup butter (at room temperature) 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 to 3 Tbsp. milk or cream 2 tsp. zested orange rind 1 3/4 cups flour 3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or speculaaskruiden)

1 tsp. baking soda extra flour to dust the work surface 1 large egg white beaten at roomtemperature slivered almonds (for sprinkling)

Place butter in a large bowl and beat with a mixer, until soft. Add the brown sugar, milk and zest and mix until smooth. In a second bowl, mix together flour, spices and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Using your hands, knead the mixture to form a soft and pliable dough. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour or longer. Preheat your oven to 350F. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll it to 1/4 inch thickness on floured surface. Cut, using desired cookie shape. Place the cut cookies on a lightly greased baking sheet and brush the cookies with egg white and sprinkle flaked almonds on top. Bake the cookies for 11-12 min, until firm and just beginning to turn golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a few minutes on the pan and then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Repeat rolling dough until all is used.

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Minnedosa talks tennis

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A group of community members held a meeting Saturday morning, July 27, at the tennis courts at MCI to discuss and possibly formalize the organization of a tennis and pickle ball club. Several have been meeting regularly to play tennis and are interested in seeing the sport grow. There has also been some interest in seeing the sport of pickle ball started in the community. These two sports could share courts. A few upgrades have recently been made to the courts such as new nets, hardware and a windscreen, however, the surface of the court is in need of repair or replacement. Quotes have been obtained with the options to either repair the cracks or recoat the entire surface. Both options would include painting lines for both tennis and pickle ball. To date, all queries made have resulted in no one taking full ownership of funding the repairs to the courts. The information we have is these courts were put in for the Western


The tennis/pickle ball courts located at Minnedosa.

Canada Summer Games in the 1990s and were resurfaced in 2003. Ideas and volunteers for fundraising would be welcome. The newly formed group – The Minnedosa Tennis and Pickle Ball Club appointed an executive to enable the group to pursue grant opportunities and decided to collect a small membership fee of $20 per adult (no cost to minors) to have a little “seed” money for future repairs and other endeavours. Tennis players have been meeting regularly Saturday at 10:00 am and Tuesday at 6:30 pm and other times as it works for them. Anyone

is welcome to come and play tennis with a group at these times or at a time that works for you, if you have a partner. All ages and ability levels are welcome and encouraged. If there is enough interest in lessons, we would try to find a facilitator for this. At this point, the lines are only painted for tennis, but we hope to have pickle ball lines done in the future. There is no cost to play on the courts. If you have any questions, would like to be involved in seeing upgrades done, or have some input, please contact Dean Whittington at 204-430-1579 or Arthur Dornn at 204-868-0712.

The Neepawa Gymnastics Club is offering online registration for all our Recreational and Competitive Classes for the 2019/2020 gymnastics season. The link for registration is available on our website and our Facebook Page Neepawa Gymnastics Club. REGISTRATION IS AS FOLLOWS: August 19th 8am to 8pm- Registration is Open for: Monday

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Looking Back

AUGUST 16, 2019


1969: Plumas family honoured after 53 years of telephone service By Cassandra Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press

110 years ago, Tuesday, August 17, 1909 Disturbers of the peace in Spain, also Fort William, Ont., have been subdued by the militia. Note: This is likely in relation to the Fort William Freight Handlers Strike, which took place that year from August 9 to 16. Non-unionized freight handlers for the C .P.R ., predominantly G reek and Italian, were on strike. A gun battle erupted between the Canadian Pacific Railway police and the 700 freight handlers, leading to Colonel B. Steele’s mobilization of the militia and the Royal Canadian Mounted Rifles, of Winnipeg, to cease the fighting. Further details could not be found. 100 years ago, Tuesday, August 12, 1919 Capt. E. C. Hoy, of Calgary, was successful in his attempt to fly over the Rockies. The flight from Vancouver to Calgary was accomplished in 17 hours. In memoriam– In loving memory of Robert Edgar Jones, killed in action on Aug. 10, 1918... Inserted by Mother, Fa t h e r, S i s t e r s a n d Brothers. 90 years ago, Friday, August 16, 1929 A new journal called “India and Canada” has come to this off ice. It is published monthly in Va ncouver u nder t he editorship of a native of India, Kartar Singh, who has spent half of his life in India and half in Canada. It is his plan to clear up misunderstandings which frequently occur between Sikhs and the immigrant authorities in Vancouver. 80 years ago, Tuesday, August 15, 1939 The Spanish Nationalist government is constructing fortif ications near the French border. Army desertions are so frequent in Germany that the Nazis can no longer keep them a secret. 70 years ago, Thursday, August 18, 1949 A 65-mile-an-hour gale swept across the town and surrounding district last Thursday night [at] about 10:00 p.m. The wind, which rose suddenly in

the west, carried gusts of rain and lasted for nearly 30 minutes. Trees were uprooted in some sections of town and branches were broken off in some localities. Several “breaks” in the Manitoba Power Commission’s service in town were caused by the storm. 60 years ago, Friday, August 14, 1959 A landmark in this area for many decades, the Inkerman Church, was removed Monday from the foundation on which it stood since 1904, to make way for the construction of the No. 4 Highway between Neepawa and Gladstone. A major undertaking which involved the cooperation of bot h hydro and telephone companies, the actual transportation of the church to its new foundation on the other side of the road (the south side, just west of Inkerman School) was completed in a matter of minutes. 50 years ago, Thursday, August 21, 1969 After 53 years of service by one family, Plumas has switched to dial telephone service. On July 31 at 9 a.m. Len Pritchard, of the Manitoba Telephone System, pulled the heat coils at the old telephone office to end service here. At the same time, Mrs. Roma Macks, MTS agent since 1948, threw the switch which sent the new office into operation. Telephone service began in Plumas as the late H. V. Archibald and family took on the operation of the office in 1916. In 1948, his daughter Roma took over and continued service until July 31 of this year, when the Plumas office moved to the new building and switched to automatic equipment… M TS honored M rs. Rom a M a c k s du r i n g Telephone Night in Plumas, July 29, at Moonbeam Hall by making a presentation. The purpose of the night was to instruct customers in the use of the new dial telephones. Among others honoured were present operators and Miss Isabel Schmall, who had operated in Plumas for 15 years. 40 years ago, Thursday, August 16, 1979 ... Bob Wells, of Neepawa,

had the right idea last month when he constructed two mechanical pea shellers that will outdo the most efficient manual labour. One of these shellers, a ply wo o d a nd w i r e contraption approximately 24” x 22” across x 19” deep, sits atop a table in his backyard shed where it gets little use. The Wells’ garden hardly has the quantity of peas to put the mechanical sheller to work, Bob admits, so the machine is for sale. “A proper load is about six quarts of peas,” said Bob. “The machine shells six quarts of peas in about one minute.” ... T he pl a n s for t he machine were devised by students at the University of Minnesota. Maureen Pol lock , of Neepawa, received these plans in the mail after writing to the Department of Agriculture in Ottawa. She heard of the device on a television noon show last summer in the midst of a heavy pea crop in her garden. M r s . Po l l o c k f i r s t t hought her husband, Don, or her father-in-law, Herb Pollock, could make the pea sheller. But her husband’s father did not have the proper tools, so he purchased the materials and asked Bob Wells to construct the sheller... He made one addition to his machines which the plans did not include: One screw at each end to ease or tighten the tension of the pulleys and belt at each side of the sheller, as needed by the person operating the sheller. Bob spent most of the month of July making his first pea sheller for Don Pollock. 30 years ago, Tuesday, August 15, 1989 The Neepawa Legion was filled with flowers and vegetables last Wednesday


Before the switch over to dial, Plumas telephone services were provided by one family for 53 years. Pictured here, former MTS agent Mrs. Roma Macks makes the first call out of the new telephone office to her sister Ruby, of Winnipeg, after throwing the switch. Her husband, Sig, who provided assistance in the operation of the old office, stands behind her.

for the annual Beautiful Pla ins Hor t icu lt ura l Society’s garden show. The result was a green thumb’s dream. Suddenly on August 2, 1989, at the Neepawa District Memorial Hospital, Mr. Wilbert Elwynn Dann of Riding Mou nt a i n, M a n itoba, [passed away] in his 69th year… B o r n o n Fe b r u a r y 20, 1920 on the farm in t he Glenel la Dist r ict, Bert spent his childhood there until 1936, when he mo v e d t o R i d i n g Mountain to live with his brother, Milton and Isabel Dann. His stay was interrupted by World War II. The next f ive years, eight months of his life were spent serving with the First Division, reg imenta l number H.16977 of the Princess P a t r i c i a’s C a n a d i a n Light Infantry…

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BPHS holds 50th annual Flower Show By Cassandra Wehrhahn

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The Beautiful Plains Hor t icultura l Societ y (BPHS) held their 50th annual Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Show in Neepawa recently. On Aug. 8, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Neepawa Legion was filled with entries with gardeners and nongardeners alike stopping by to peruse and enjoy them. All in the Beautiful Plains area were welcome to enter. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the event, brief speeches were given by Brent Hunter and Neepawa Mayor Blake McCutcheon. Both extended thanks to the community for supporting the event and wishes for the show to continue for many more years. Recognition was also given by McCutcheon for BPHS’ work in the community– including events and beautification of the town. Annie Gladden, a BPHS member for 50 years, was also present at the occasion.


Pictured above: This happy fae peeks out at the viewer from the collection of succulents displayed in Alayna Biegauski’s fairy garden. Pictured right: This arrangement is a colourful sample of the basket based arrangements that were on display. There were many varieties of arrangements on display in the Legion!

Gladden and McCutcheon cut a cake to be served with tea to commemorate the milestone. Thoughts from young enthusiasts Ella Koshel and Allison

Beaumont have participated in the show for the past three years. Additionally, they are both members of the Garden Club put on by Mrs. McPhee. Over the years, the young enthusiasts have developed favourite categories that

they look forward to seeing each year. “I really enjoy looking at the novelty containers,” Beaumont explained. “One year there was a toilet, a bubblegum machine… this year there’s a kennel.”

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Koshel’s favourite is the fairy gardens. “They’re so nicely done, and there’s always lots of them to see,” Koshel remarked. The two green thumbs also marked the event as a great experience all-together.

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Troy Bader, CEO of Dairy Queen International, is pictured here– joined by Dr. Goodbear– as he addressed the crowd during the evening of Aug. 8.

DQ, stated that means the community bought 2,319 Blizzards. Bader also grew up just south of Neepawa, at Rugby, ND, developing a connection with the town in his childhood. During his visit this year, Bader said he was impressed with the community connection expressed at the event. Operators Tim and Pam Brown, along with Troy Bader and Children’s Miracle Network representative Gary Rozak, extends

thanks to all who supported this cause in the past, and continue to support it in the present.

“We couldn’t do this without [the community’s help and support],” Pam expressed.

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Miracle Treat day came to the Neepawa Dairy Queen (DQ) on Aug. 8. Throughout the day, the local DQ was serving up frozen treats in the form of Blizzards, the proceeds of which benefits the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Proceeds raised by Manitoba’s DQs specifically benefit the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital to aid with the expansion of the cardiac clinic. The evening’s special guest, CEO of Dairy Queen International, Troy Bader explained to the Banner & Press why he chose to make an appearance in Neepawa. “I try to go to different places every year,” Bader relayed. “This year that included places such as Selkirk, Brandon and Neepawa.” Bader added, “Neepawa is special, though. I chose it because the operators do such a great job, and they provide great support to this cause.” This year, Neepawa’s Dairy Queen raised $13,090 for the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital. Pam Brown, operator of the Neepawa

“It’s fun to do with friends and family,” Beaumont relayed. “Something to look forward to every year.” “I’d encourage everyone to enter the show,” Koshel added. “Because we really want the event to flourish.”

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Friends of RMNP Kiddie Parade take to the streets for Wasagaming Chamber Days


Two community parades took place in Clear Lake on Saturday, Aug. 10, despite cooler and wet weather. Bob Bickerton, co-ordinator of the annual Wasagaming Chamber Days parade said, ”There were 22 floats this year, compared to an average of 25-30. This is the first time we have had the challenge of wet conditions.” George Hartlan, CAO of Friends of RMNP added, ”This was Friends 15th annual Kiddie Parade, which is part of Wasagaming Chamber Days. We had approximately 150 kids, plus parents take part. The cool and wet weather did impact the number of participants (down approximately 80 kids compared to last year). The weather conditions also impacted the number of spectators, as the streets were not packed with people as per usual. However, there were some fantastic costumes being worn.” Above left: Participants in the Chamber Days Parade brought some very colourful props with them for the festivities. Above centre: The Kiddie Parade commences down Wasagaming Drive on Saturday, Aug. 10. Above right: “Ahoy Captain” Kiddie Parade participants.

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W a s a g a m i n g Community Arts (WCA) has featured many incredible displays over the course of the s ummer. T hi s pie ce, titled “Bull Moose of the Boreal Forest” was part of a photograph display by Mathew Henry, which was showcased at WCA on Aug. 9. PHOTO BY JOHN DRINKWATER


“Change of the guard”, being performed by (from left) Ingrid Gatin, Natalie Bohrn, Murray Evans, Iain Edye, Logan McKillop and Cam McKillop during the Steely Dan concert on Thursday, August 8, in the Onanole Community Centre.

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More medals for Denbow and Turner Roy wins Neepawa athletes reach podium at Legion Championships Rural Golf Championship By Eoin Devereux

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Neepawa’s Lara Denbow and Daxx Turner capped off their tremendous track and field seasons with a few more medals from a national competition. Denbow won a gold and silver medal last weekend at the Legion National Track and Field Championships in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The 15-year-old set a new personal best in the high jump at 1.72 metres, winning the U18 girls’ title. She followed that up with a silver medal in U18 girls’ triple jump, matching her


Jamie Roy from the Quarry Oaks Golf Club won the Men’s Amateur title at the 2019 Golf Manitoba Rural Championship Aug. 10 and 11 in Neepawa.


On left: Lara Denbow with Prairie Storm Athletics coach Bryce Koscielny. On right: Koscielny with Daxx Turner.

personal best of 11.98m. Turner meanwhile, also medalled, picking up a silver

in the Men’s triple jump with a leap of 14.75m. Both athletes were representing

the Prairie Storm Athletics club at this national event.

Pilot Mound wins Provincial Senior “AA” Baseball Championship

By Eoin Devereux Neepawa Banner & Press Kleefeld’s Jamie Roy claimed the top prize at the 2019 Golf Manitoba Rural Championship over the weekend in Neepawa. The 20-year-old, who plays out of the Quarry Oaks Golf Club in Steinbach, shot a two-day score of 148. On day one of the event at the Neepawa Golf and Country Club (NGCC), he carded a three-over-par-75. On day two, Roy improved on that initial result with a one-over-par round of 73. That combined score of 148 was three shots better than Ryden Hargraves of Shilo, who finished second in the overall standing, but still came away with some hardware, winning junior men’s category. Meanwhile, Keith Fawcett of the Clear Lake Golf Club won the senior category and Spence Mott of Shilo topped the 12 and under junior division. A good challenge For Roy, this was the first time he has played both in the Rural Championship and in Neepawa. He said the event and the course itself provided a good challenge. “I’ve never played Neepawa, but I have heard that it’s a fun course that was challenging. It definitely did that. I played a practice round on Friday night, just to get the feel of things and I really liked this golf course. On Saturday, I didn’t get off the start I wanted, but I was able to keep the ball down the middle of the fairway and keep my putting distances manageable,” stated Roy. “[On Sunday], I felt more comfortable as I progressed and it really came together for me. I played some decent golf, kept the ball in play and my short game really saved me. Made some clutch putts out there.” Next up for Roy will be preparing for the University of Manitoba Golf qualifiers, which are events that are used to select the team for the upcoming season. Other results As for the most notable results from local players, Mark Kerkowich and Austin Gwilt, both from the Neepawa Golf and Country Club, tied for ninth in the amateur men’s category, shooting 157 respectively. In the junior men’s, Minnedosa’s Zane McDonald finished seventh with a score of 170 (R1-88, R2-82).


The Pilot Mound Pilots defeated the Elwood Giants in the championship final on Sunday, Aug. 11 in Rivers

By Eoin Devereux

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The Pilot Mound Pilots of the Border West Baseba l l L eag ue were victorious at the Senior “AA” Provincial Baseball Championship, defeating the Elwood Giants 4-1 on Sunday, Aug. 11 in Rivers. Pitcher Anthony Friesen lead the way for Pilot Mound, throwing a pair of complete games on the final day of competi-


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Provinicials, they were undefeated in the round robin portion of tournament. In the semi-final, however, they ran out of stream, falling to Elmwood 11-0. The Portage Padres’

Santa Clara Baseball League season ended on a more positive note, as they defeated the Plumas Pirates in three straight games in the championship series.

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Obituary Frederick William Lewis Frederick William Lewis “Fred” passed away peacefully at Third Crossing Manor on July 27, 2019, at the age of 96, with family at his side. He will be fondly remembered by his children, Carol (Bill) Main, Eleanor (Doug) Harrison, Ken (Nancy) Lewis, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Fred’s Life will be held Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 2:00 pm, at the Gladstone United Church, Gladstone, MB. For a full obituary please visit website If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gladstone United Church, Box 82, Gladstone, MB R0J 0T0, or a charity of one’s choice. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone~MacGregor EVELYN BERNICE SWEETING (nee NAGORSKI) On August 9, 2019, Evelyn lost her fight with the Lung Disorder C.O.P.D. Evelyn was born on January 25, 1945. to Frank and Laura Nagorski on their farm near Polonia, MB. She was the fifth child of eleven. She attended the Empire School until the age of 15 and then went to work cleaning houses for others. At the age of 17, she married Len Sweeting and soon after divorced. She then got a job along with sisters Eileen, Margaret and mother Laura at the Old Hospital Sanitarium, working as a nurse’s aide. She then met Merv Wasylenko and moved to Brandon, MB, where their son Curtis was born on May 11, 1967. They moved to Sandy Lake, and then her and Curtis moved back to Minnedosa, where she got a job at Stan’s Cleaners. In 1975, she met the Love Of Her Life, Alex Swiscoski. After a few years, she got a job with the Rolling River School Division as a Custodian at Tanner’s Crossing School, along with her sister Hazel and their Mother Laura. Her and Curtis moved to the farm of Alex, just a ¼ mile from where she was born, and they lived there for many years, enjoying her garden and spending many weekends with family and friends. She always said: “Family is the most important thing, no matter what happens, always forgive because they are the only thing that means anything in this world.” She was predeceased by her parents Frank (1970), Laura (1988); the love of her life Alex (2011) and her son Curtis (1990), whom she missed everyday of her life; 2 sisters, Margaret Calen (2006) and Eileen Fiarchuk (2016); and 3 brothers, Mervin (2003), Bert (2011), Clarence (2013); 1 sister In law, Shirley Pasowisty (2016); 3 brother in laws, Milt Schmus (1988), Lawrence Calen (2000) and sister Hazel’s life partner Dave Johnson (2017); 2 nephews, Cyril (2014) and Edgar (2014); and 1 niece, Wendy (2017). She leaves to mourn sister Hazel, of Minnedosa, and brothers Leonard, of Minnedosa, Wilfred, of Minnedosa, Jim, of Neepawa, and Ron, of Minnedosa, along with many friends, family, nieces and nephews.

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Drug problem? Narcotics Anonymous can help. Meetings on Sat at 7 p.m. and Tues at 7 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 221 Hamilton St. Neepawa

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30th Annual Yard Sale in Alonsa, west of the school. Fri. Aug. 30, Sat. Aug 31, Sun. Sept 1. 9-5 pm daily, pavement to the door and many interesting things. Phone 204-767-2091

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Seasonal Work. Sorters/pickers needed for 2019 potato harvest. We are located 5 minutes from the town of Carberry. Harvest to start the second week of September for approximately 3-4 weeks. Please contact Pat for more details. 204-834-2534 or 204-476-0487

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Seeking compassionate and experienced care giver. Required to assist woman recovering from a stroke in a residential home near Minnedosa. She has full mobility. Duties to include, but not limited to, companionship, conversation, light housekeeping tasks and meal preparation, drive patient to appointments. Valid driver's license required. Vehicle provided. 204-867-7291 _____________________ We are looking for permanent part time position dental help at our Erickson dental office. $25/hr to start. Full training will be provided . Kindly send resume at: ameu2021@ Call 2049638865

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2013 Grandeur mobile home. 2 x 8 walls, dry wall interior, triple pane windows, open concept, To be moved off location. Call 204-365-6152. _____________________ For Sale: Sofa bed - double, 1 bdrm set, glass top octagonal coffee table, hexagonal side tables, entertainment unit for small T.V. Phone 204-8343106 or 204-841-1682.

Obituary Elgin Gordon Drayson Peacefully, with his family by his side, Elgin Gordon Drayson passed away, Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Neepawa Health Centre, at the age of 91. Born April 26, 1928, Elgin was the youngest son of Charlie and Gladys (Hockin) Drayson. Elgin leaves to mourn his wife Susan, daughter Shauna Drayson-Kunkel (Russell), grandchildren Scott, Briony, Kalin and Sydney, brother Mervin and sister Jean Ernest, numerous nieces and nephews, friends and neighbours. He was predeceased by his parents, sons Christopher Elgin, Richard and Marty, brother Gerald, sisters in law Helen and Marj, and brother in law Arn Ernest. Family and farming were an important part of Elgin’s life - beginning with his bonds at home; escapades with cousins; and support for his children and grandchildren. He carried that forward into his life with the joy of “visiting”, particularly with people who were lonely, and the “coffee crowd”. Elgin loved people and their stories. He served his community in many ways through East View Lodge, Farm Business Groups, Gordon United Church, etc. Despite an early polio handicap, he loved sports, whether it was hockey, baseball or curling, later taking up golf and sailing. On August 4, 1953, he married Susan and began the task of introducing her to “farm life,” a formidable task with many laughs! Changing a baseball cap to a mining helmet, they moved to Windsor, Ontario in 1957, returning to the farm in 1960. A close partnership with his brother Merv began in 1962 and continued until Merv retired. Then the partnership changed to farming with nephews Ray, Terry and Darren. Retiring to Neepawa in 1997, he continued “fixing” things (even over the phone and internet) and raising giant tomatoes! Duck tape, pliers, screw drivers, gorilla glue and scissors were always by his side! Not far away were the peanut butter squares and sweet and sour sauce!

A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at a later date, with her family around her to say goodbye.

Donations in memory of Elgin can be made to the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation, charity of your choice or doing an act of kindness for someone in need. A Celebration of Life was held in the Neepawa United Church on July 12.

White’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

“He will live on in each of us, and be as missed as he was loved”

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Judy Taylor

Dec. 2, 1945 - Aug. 20, 2018 In memory of a special person. Gone too soon! Never more than a thought away Quietly remembered everyday. Sadly missed! Dave

Joan Yerex

May 19, 1937 - August 17, 2018 One year has passed since that sad day, When one we loved was called away; God took her home, it was His will; Within our hearts, she liveth still. Remembered with love by her family.

Robert E. (Ed) Clark August 16, 2015

His smiling way and pleasant face Are a pleasure to recall. He had a kindly word for each And died beloved by all. Someday we hope to meet him Someday we know not when. To clasp his hand in the better land Never to part again. Greatly missed and always remembered wife, Lois, Faye, Tom and families.

Thank You Card of Thanks We, the family of Elgin Drayson, would like to extend our most heartfelt thank you for the kindness and support we have received. There are so many people who helped us through this last chapter of our journey together. To the very special Home Care ladies, our home was blessed by the many moments we shared. To Dr. Ong and the staff of the Neepawa Health Centre, we could not be more grateful for your compassionate care and felt so much comfort knowing you were with us. To Rita Friesen, for holding our hands and hearts through it all, you are a gift to this world. To Mary Ellen Clark, your friendship, warmth and hugs were perfectly placed and so appreciated. To the Neepawa United Church, the Church Choir and the Springhill Colony Choir, thank you for your music that brought such warmth to us all at Elgin’s service. To all of you who visited, shared food and friendship, thank you. To all of our family and friends, knowing we were surrounded by community and love meant the world to us. We are forever grateful to each and everyone. We are blessed. Susan Drayson and Shauna Drayson-Kunkel

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approx. 35 Hours/week Duties include but not limited to: reception, sales, inventory, record keeping. Qualifications: - Organized, flexible, independent worker - Strong analytical & problem solving skills - Strong computer & customer service skills - Strong verbal communication skills - Excellent at record keeping-computerized and in paper form Training &/or experience an asset. Please submit resume to: Box 250, Neepawa, MB. ROJ 1HO or 123 Main Street or email Neepawa Novas Gymnastics Club is looking for an energetic team player to help with dayto-day operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for completing a child abuse registry check as well as a criminal record check (if candidate is over 18 years old). As our Office Coordinator, you will be responsible for answering general questions, accepting payments when required, triaging parent concerns to the appropriate board member. The hours of this position will be as follows (10 hours/week): Monday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (2.0) Tuesday 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. (2.5) Wednesday 4:15 – 6:45 p.m. (2.5) Thursday 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (3.0) Wage to be discussed. Please send resume with a cover letter via email to by August 30th, 2019. Thank you to all who apply; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


TURTLE RIVER SCHOOL DIVISION Invites tenders for Clear Diesel Fuel & Clear Gasoline Tenders for approximately 165,000 litres of clear diesel fuel to be delivered to various Division owned tanks situated throughout the School Division. Tenders for approximately 85,000 litres of clear gasoline to be delivered to various Division owned tanks situated throughout the School Division. The duration of the Tender is from September 2019 through June 2020. Tenders will be accepted until 4:00pm on Monday, August 26, 2019. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Send Tenders to: Dean Bluhm Transportation/Maintenance Supervisor Turtle River School Division Box 309 McCreary, Manitoba R0J 1B0 Phone: 835-2067 Fax: 835-2426


Help Wanted Jarvis Trucking Ltd, Gladstone, MB.

Class 1 drivers & Owner Operators Operating super B grain hoppers, prairie provinces only. Contact Steve, 204-385-3048 or 204-871-5139 Email

Data Entry Clerk In business for over 65 years, Gladstone Transfer Ltd is a 3rd generation transportation company specializing in the movement of agricultural commodities. The company continues to grow at a steady pace, proving that small town roots, can provide success on a global scale. As a member of our team the successful applicant will work closely with the dispatcher and planner to maintain efficiencies, while keeping customer requirements, operator and equipment utilization and safety at the forefront. Some of the key responsibilities of this position include: - General reception duties: phone system, filing, scanning documents, photocopying, directing inquiries - Sorting of drivers paper work and creating billing/ invoicing - Ordering and maintaining of office supplies - Closing and entering work orders as required - Provide support as required to the CEO and Manager of Human Resources - Provide backup to office staff as required What will you bring to the team: - Experience in Trucking, small business, accounting or office management - General knowledge of the transportation and agricultural industry ` - Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment that can change quickly - Excellent negotiating and problem solving skills - Learns quickly and is open to change - Approachable and calm composure What we offer: - A team-orientated environment - Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications - Benefits available after 3 months Interested candidates can apply by email at or by phone at 1-204-385-2947 or in person at 1 Mason Street in Gladstone MB.

Customer Service Representative In business for over 65 years, Gladstone Transfer Ltd is a 3rd generation transportation company specializing in the movement of agricultural commodities. The company continues to grow at a steady pace, proving that small town roots, can provide success on a global scale. As a member of our team the successful applicant will work closely with the dispatcher and planner to maintain efficiencies, while keeping customer requirements, operator and equipment utilization and safety at the forefront. Some of the key responsibilities of this position include: - Under the direction of the Operations Manager, work collaboratively with the Planning/Dispatch Manager - Monitor the location of the fleet respective of planning and delivery/drop off - Communicate with drivers respecting Hours of Service and ability to arrive on time for loads, and need for dispatch. - Communicate with farmers, elevators, and clients in general on appointments, arrivals - Communicate all the above to Dispatch/planning to ensure the continued success of the fleet - Continually review list of loads and their respective points of origin, destination and pick up/deliver times What will you bring to the team: - Experience in trucking, brokerage, supply chain management, or agriculture - Knowledge of the transportation and agricultural industry - Excellent geographical knowledge - Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment that can change quickly - Excellent negotiating and problem solving skills - Learns quickly and is open to change - Approachable and calm composure What we offer: - A team-orientated environment - Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications - Benefits available after 3 months Interested candidates can apply by email at or by phone at 1-204-385-2947 or in person at 1 Mason Street in Gladstone MB.

Auction Sales Meyers Auction 10am Sunday Aug 18 Arden, MB Relocation for Bud & Anne Lee, Neepawa Estate of D. Le Blanc, Portage & Consignors 1979 Lincoln MarkV, 1987 Jeep, Antiques, Collector Money, Furniture, Shop & Garden Tools

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Our people, perseverance, integrity, and exceptional partnerships have led HyLife to becoming Canada’s leading pork producer and global exporter of high quality pork products. The growing demand for our pork in Japan and China means we need exceptional people to help deliver our company vision. We have expanded our Neepawa facility to increase our overall production by 15% and in turn created new jobs throughout the company. As a Meat Cutter/Production Personnel you will be a critical member of our team in the creation of our world class product. Our positions range from working on our slaughter production floor to shipping the final packaged product, with everything in between! With our wide variety of jobs, excellent people, and our drive for innovation you will certainly find a job that suits you! Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to: • Slaughter and eviscerate hogs for further processing • Harvest and package edible offal • Process pork carcasses into primal cuts • Butcher and package pork primal cuts into value added specifications for local, national and international premium markets • Carry out other tasks related to processing of meat for shipping to customers or storage • Sanitation People who will succeed as members of our team will: • Enjoy working in a fast paced, stable long term work environment • Appreciate working in a culturally diverse workplace. We employ people from all over the world! • Treat people with dignity and respect • Open to working in colder/warmer environments • Physically Fit • Experience as an industrial butcher or trimmer is an asset

Current starting wage is $14.85/hour plus $1.00 per hour perfect attendance incentive! Wage scale extends to $22.10 per hour We believe that our success is founded on the strength of our team. As such, we place a great deal of emphasis on attracting, developing and retaining good people, and consider every one of our employees to be a highly-valued member of the HyLife family. To that end, we are committed to providing a working environment that not only fosters personal growth, but also recognizes our employees’ contributions towards the common goal of our company’s success because of this HyLife has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies. If you have the qualifications and the passion to meet this challenge then we would like to explore your potential. Please apply online at or email to or mail to PO Box 10,000, 623 Main St E, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0. We thank all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted



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Help Wanted Logistics Planner In business for over 65 years, Gladstone Transfer Ltd is a 3rd generation transportation company specializing in the movement of agricultural commodities. The company continues to grow at a steady pace, proving that small town roots, can provide success on a global scale!!! The successful applicant will be involved in planning, scheduling and dispatching operators and equipment for the movement of freight within Canada. The Planner/ Dispatcher keeps empty miles and unnecessary costs to a minimum while keeping customer requirements, operator and equipment utilization and safety at the forefront. Some of the key responsibilities of this position include: - Continually review list of loads and their respective points of origin, destination and pick up/deliver times - Plan personnel and equipment according to proximity and equipment type required for loads - Analyzes current and historical data to maintain RPM - Monitor hours of service and maximize utilization - Ensure operator skills support the movement of the load - Work closely with multiple departments (Customer Service, Driver Service Reps, Fleet Support) to ensure issues and difficulties are handled appropriately - Work with Maintenance Manager to schedule maintenance and repairs on all equipment. - Build routes as new opportunities arise What will you bring to the table: - College diploma, university degree or equivalent experience - 3 years of experience in trucking/brokerage or similar environment - Knowledge of the transportation and agricultural industry - Excellent geographical knowledge - Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment that can change quickly - Excellent negotiating and problem solving skills - Learns quickly and is open to change - Approachable and calm composure - Manage fleet support expectations. What we offer: - Competitive salary - Benefits available after 3 months - Bonus programs on completion of probation - $80,000 earing potential Interested candidates can apply by email at or by phone at 1-204-385-2947 or in person at 1 Mason Street in Gladstone MB.

FOR SALE BATTERIES FOR EVERYTHING. Automotive, farm, construction, ATV, marine, motorcycle, golf carts, phones, tools, radios, computers etc. Reconditioned, obsolete and hard-to-find batteries. SOLAR equipment. The Battery Man. Winnipeg. 1.877.775.8271 Caught you looking! Reach over 400,000 Manitoba readers weekly. Fall is coming. Having a Sale? Do you have an event that you would like to promote? Do you have all of the staff that you need? Book yourAnnouncements, Events, Sales, Employment Opportunities, Auctions, Wanted Ads, For Rent, Volunteer Opportunities, etc. People rely on these classifieds to find what they need. Catch them looking at your material in our 48 Weekly Community Newspapers. Call this newspaper NOW or email for details. MCNA(204) 947-1691. EVENTS DUNREA FLEA MARKET - Rain or Shine! Antiques, Collectibles & More! Over 75 vendors. Admission $3, 11am-4pm, Sunday, September 1, 2019, Fairgrounds in Boissevain MB. REAL ESTATE PELICAN LAKE cabins, lake homes, lots, on SW MB's largest navigable lake, Keystone Realty, Fay McEachern REALTOR/Broker 204-724-4456.

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1731 Middleton Avenue Brandon, MB Freightliner Manitoba is pleased to announce that Dwayne Stone has accepted the position as Parts Manager for our Brandon, MB location. Formerly from the Canpro Gator Centre, Dwayne’s expertise of 25 years+ in the Ag Sector is a huge asset to Freightliner Manitoba Ltd. when looking to develop accounts and provide business solutions to both current and new customers. Dwayne will take care of customers coming into the Brandon location as well as visiting customers on the road in all areas of Manitoba - west of Portage La Prairie. Dwayne looks forward to reconnecting with previous customers and building new relationships. EMAIL: DSTONE@FLMB.CA PHONE: 204 724 0211 Parts Special Code: DSTONE PowerDrive 3000w Power Inverter $299.99


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On Aug. 6, area youth attended a show by magician Ryan Price. The free event was part of the Neepawa Public Library’s TD Summer Reading program. Left: Some of the students from Steve’s Early Education Program visited with Price after the show. Right: Price kept the audience entertained with a variety of illusions.


Pursuant to subsection 367(7) of The Municipal Act, notice is hereby given that unless the tax arrears for the designated year and costs in respect of the hereinafter described properties are paid in full to the Municipality prior to the commencement of the auction, the Municipality will on the 19th day of September, 2019, at the hour of 1:00 PM, at Rural Municipality of MintoOdanah, 49 Main Street South, Minnedosa, Manitoba, proceed to sell by public auction the following described properties:



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Amount of Arrears & Costs for Which Property May be Offered for Sale $3,837.50

The tax sale is subject to the following terms and conditions with respect to each property: • The purchaser of the property will be responsible for any property taxes not yet due. • The Municipality may exercise its right to set a reserve bid in the amount of the arrears and costs. • If the purchaser intends to bid by proxy, a letter of authorization form must be presented prior to the start of the auction. • The Municipality makes no representations or warranties whatsoever concerning the properties being sold. • The successful purchaser must, at the time of the sale, make payment in cash, certified cheque or bank draft to the Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah as follows: i) The full purchase price if it is $10,000 or less; OR ii) If the purchase price is greater than $10,000, the purchaser must provide a non-refundable deposit in the amount of $10,000 and the balance of the purchase price must be paid within 20 days of the sale; AND iii) A fee in the amount $295 for preparation of the transfer of title documents. The purchaser will be responsible for registering the transfer of title documents in the land titles office, including the registration costs. • The risk for the property lies with the purchaser immediately following the auction. • The purchaser is responsible for obtaining vacant possession. • If the property is non-residential property, the purchaser must pay GST to the Municipality or, if a GST registrant, provide a GST Declaration. Dated this 1st day of August, 2019. Managed by:

Banner Staff Neepawa Banner & Press On Monday, Aug. 12, Manitoba premier Brian Pallister officially dropped the writ, meaning that the next provincial election will take place Sept. 10. In the Agassiz constituency, which includes the communities of Neepawa, Gladstone, Kelwood and Carberry, four candidates have registered with Elections Manitoba. Incumbent Eileen Clarke (PC) will be joined on the ballot by Liz Clayton (Green), Kelly Legaspi (NDP) and Hector Swanson (Lib.). Riding Mountain, which includes Minnedosa and Riding Mountain National Park, has two registered candidates. Incumbent Greg Nesbitt (PC), will be joined on the ballot by Wayne Chacun (NDP). The northern part of the Banner & Press’ coverage area is in the Dauphin constituency. There, incumbent Brad Michaleski (PC), will be running against Darcy Scheller (NDP) and Cathy Scofield Singh (Lib.).



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On the date and at the time and location shown below, a PUBLIC HEARING will be held to receive representations from any persons who wish to make them in respect to the following matter: TOWN OF NEEPAWA BY-LAW NO. 3194-19 being an AMENDMENT to the TOWN OF NEEPAWA ZONING BY-LAW NO. 3184-18, as amended. HEARING LOCATION: Town of Neepawa Municipal Office, 275 Hamilton Street, Neepawa, MB DATE & TIME: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 at 7:05 PM GENERAL INTENT OF BY-LAW No. 3194-19 To re-classify the noted properties from the current RS-U Residential Single Unit Un-Serviced Zone to the proposed RS Residential Single unit Zone AREA AFFECTED: An area of land described as Lots 1-3, Plan 53506 in the Town of Neepawa as shown outlined in a heavy solid line on the map below. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Braun, Neepawa & Area Planning District 275 Hamilton Street, Neepawa, Manitoba Phone: 204-476-3277 • Email:

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“Others might be inspired to participate” Continued from Page 5 All of this camera work had to be converted to the computer and then edited, which was a first time experience for Genoa. It was quite a learning experience and was a tedious procedure that required lots of patience, which I learned was not my strong suit, but rather Genoa’s as it turned out. This venture was a great way for Genoa and I to spend some quality time together and it was rewarding for me for that reason and to see how she handled the pressures that came along with this process. Genoa is already planning her next film based on another adventure she experienced

earlier this summer, so this festival has motivated her in that direction. Some of the things we learned from us watching the films and from conversations post films was that 20 minutes is about as much as one could expect to hold the audience’s attention regardless of the topic. Ours was 30 minutes and in retrospect, there were parts we could have eliminated without affecting the story line. I won’t go into some of the other things, but we did notice there were other little glitches that will be taken care of next time, so we did learn something in our first attempt. There was a very wide range of films

shown and probably a little bit of something for everyone and I believe that once the festival has been aired on NACTV a few times, others might be inspired to participate in future film fests. There were a few things, I’m sure, the film fest organizers learned as well, but overall it was a pretty good effort for their first festival. Genoa and I talked on the way back to Winnipeg about Neepawa Film Fest II and the possibility of returning with a better production, so we look forward to that. Rick Sparling, Winnipeg, MB

Changes to Riverside Cemetery program approved

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

Third and final reading on the proposed by-law change to the perpetual care program at Riverside Cemetery in Neepawa has been heard and passed. The final vote occurred on Tuesday, Aug. 13 during a Town Council meeting. The decision now means that the Town will move forward on discontinuing the planting of grave site flowers on individual sites. A full story on the decision and what happens next in the process will appear in the Friday, Aug. 23 edition of the Neepawa Banner & Press.



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Manitoba Youth “Come out and have your say.” Neepawa Natives’ AGM scheduled for Monday, Aug 26 Job Centre closing for the season By Eoin Devereux

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As summer begins to slowly wind down, so does the program at the Neepawa and Area Manitoba Youth Job Centre (MYJC). As the Youth Engagement Leader, I’d like to thank a number of people for their support throughout our successful season. To begin with, a big thankyou goes out to my Sponsoring Committee, Marilyn Crewe at the Town of Neepawa office, who has been very supportive of the MYJC Program. As well, many thanks are due to the numerous employers, both businesses and homeowners, who have placed job orders with the centre this summer. Your participation in the job referral service provides youth and students in our community with the opportunity to gain work experience and an income. Thank-you to all of the volunteers who helped out at any of our events, and to the community members who attended. The MYJC Program depends on the partnership with community members, and our success is due largely to you. Thanks! Last, but not least, a huge thankyou goes out to the students and youth who registered with the centre. We hope that your job search continues to be successful! The MYJC Offices close for the season on Thursday, Aug. 15. We will re-open in May of 2020, so be sure to look for us in spring. If you have any last minute questions about the MYJC and its services, please don’t hesitate to call me at (204) 841-1294. Enjoy the rest of your summer!


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Neepawa Natives are hoping to see a huge turnout at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, Aug. 26. The event has been booked for the back room at the Neepawa Public Library and is expected to cover several topics of significance, including the junior “A” club’s current financial outlook. Neepawa Natives board president Ken Waddell said that going over the financials of the team and the league in general, with the public in this manner is very important. “There is an ongoing request for a revised financial model and that’s something that every team in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League is going through. There have been some dramatic changes in the league in the last 12-to-18 months. Certainly, we’ll be talking about the travel fee [instituted last year], which now we’re one of the lowest in the MJHL. We were, at

one point, one of only two [franchises] in the league, but it looks like, there is going to be about half a dozen this year that will be looking at a fee or charging a fee,” said Waddell. The fee Waddell refers to is the $1,600 travel fee per player that was implemented by the Natives to help cover bus costs, road meals and motel accommodation. Though the concept was not adopted on a league-wide basis, several other MJHL teams have announced their intentions to move ahead with similar fees starting this year. As for the official financial statements from the 20182019 season, they will formally be made public on the night of the meeting. At last year’s AGM, the junior “A” hockey club announced a net financial loss of $48,376 and overall long-term debt of $210,685. A better on-ice product For Neepawa Natives head coach and general manager Ken Pearson, this

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Details on new initiatives As for other topics that will be up for potential discussion, Waddell noted that the team will be able to provide additional information on the Little Manila Cup. That event will feature a pair of games against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines in

December and will celebrate the region’s Filipino culture. Other notable items on the calendar include the Founders Cup during training camp and a tailgate event to commemorate the season opener. Waddell concluded by stressing that it’s very important that team hear from the community. “Just come out and have your say. Because this is the community’s team and every input from the community is valuable and I mean that.” The annual general meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the Neepawa Library. After that, the pre-season will begin for Neepawa on Sept. 4 in Waywayseecappo, while the MJHL regular season kicks off on Sept. 20.

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Neepawa’s bike park concept makes a good first impression Public meeting debuts artist renderings of recreation project

By Eoin Devereux

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The public has received its first look at the concept designs for Neepawa’s proposed multi-sport trail park. On Thursday, Aug. 8, artist renderings of the new 40acre trail system were shown during an open house held at the Town Office. To go along with this first look, Alex Man, the geological engineer/professional trail designer, who is working on the project, outlined the notable features the park will have. Those features include multiple bike trails of varying difficulty, family picnic shelters and a toboggan hill, as well as many other expected amenities. It will also feature a walking path that is connected to the Trans-Canada Trail. After completing his presentation and answering questions from the general public, Man noted to the Banner & Press that this concept should have a little something for everyone. “We want it to be able to attract a lot of different variety of user types. Not just cyclists, but also runners, walkers, dog walkers, bird watchers, you name it, that sort of thing. We want to make a place that people can go with their families

and just be active,” said Man. “Each park and trail should feel like a unique experience and that’s what we’ve tried to do. It’s like a golf course. Every course has at least nine holes. They have greens, a bit of rough and sand traps, but they’re all still different.” Well received debut The early responses from the public on the designs were overwhelmingly positive, as the majority of attendees seemed quite enthused about the potential of the developed space. Neepawa’s director of recreation services, Nicole Cooper said that type of initial reaction is reassuring. “To see the response from the community members who attended tonight is very encouraging. As you could see, they were taking pictures of the concepts, contacting people on their phones and talking about how exciting it is and how it’s something we needed in this community,” Cooper noted. “I think we were all really blown away. To take something, like that existing space; If you go out there right now, it’s difficult to envision the end product. But to see the concept drawings like this, it really makes it a reality. You can


The concept drawing for Neepawa’s multi-sport trail park, planned for a 40 acre section of land just northeast of the Riverside Cemetery.

really visualize what that final project is going unfold to. It’ll be accessable, it’ll be free to the community and it’s just going to be a great addition for our community.” What’s the timeline? When the trail park was first announced in early June, it was hoped that its development would begin


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Antibiotic regulations a pill still being swallowed fully positives come from it.” Many of the larger producers with bigger herds dealt with vets quite often, so they were impacted very little, if at all. For the most part, it’s the smaller operations who have had to adapt. “One veterinary visit affects them quite a bit, because they weren’t seeing us regularly. And over the counter antibiotics, if that was all they had needed previously, are fairly inexpensive. So [the cost of ] one visit would change the economics of their production quite significantly,” Dr. Gowan explained. “I really feel for the small producers, because sometimes, they only have very minor things that they’re dealing with. But we can’t make any shortcuts around this. I feel like if we don’t follow these rules, the problems will continue to get worse,” he added. “[There are] people who really hate it, who are really frustrated by it,” Dr. Ostendorf noted. “But I think most of our clients realize

By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press

The fight against antibiotic resistance has come to the farmyard. Since last December, cattle producers have seen changes to the way they can treat their cattle with antibiotics. All antibiotics for livestock are now only available from veterinary offices or from pharmacies, with a vet’s prescription. Many farming industries already had strict rules about the use of antibiotics in animals. Pork, poultry and dairy farmers have specific quality standards and many obtained all their antibiotics through veterinarians already. The industry that was possibly the most impacted by last winter’s regulation change was beef production. There are many classes of antibiotics and most had already been available only by prescription; the new regulations only changed the rule for a few types of antibiotics which had been available over the counter for farm use, namely, penicillin, tetracycline and sulfonamides. Common conditions that livestock producers treat with these antibiotics include pinkeye, footrot, mild cases of pneumonia and scours. The problem with no restrictions on these antibiotics was not that people were using them to treat these conditions, but that some producers used them to treat things that antibiotics don’t work on. Administering antibiotics when they don’t need them can potentially impact an animal’s health, but there are other problems that can arise from antibiotic overuse. The federal government, through Health Canada, is restricting access to these antibiotics in an effort to reduce the risk of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) developing in microorganisms. AMR can develop when antibiotics are overused and the organisms are exposed


New regulations aimed at helping reduce Antimicrobial Resistance require farmers to work with their vet to determine when these drugs are necessary.

to the drugs, giving them the opportunity to start developing an immunity and evolving into what’s called a superbug, so antibiotics no longer work on these illness-causing organisms. This is something which has a direct impact on human health. Although the regulations came into effect over eight months ago, there are still some farmers who are working on transitioning, while others never had to change their process at all. The main practice which farmers have had to adopt was creating a veterinaryclient-patient relationship with their local vet, if they didn’t have one already. Officially, the rule is that to have a functioning relationship with a vet, they

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must visit your farm at least once a year for a herd health assessment, however, there are some practices that have taken it a step further, wanting to see the majority of cases before prescribing antibiotics for a farmer to administer. The Banner & Press spoke to four veterinarians in the area about the new rules and how it has affected their farming clients. All four agreed that the new regulations were a positive and necessary change for the cattle industry. “I think our community and society is just looking for a bit more accountability [with antibiotics],” said Dr. Liz Ostendorf, of the Neepawa Veterinary Clinic. “It’s going to benefit the [beef ] industry, it’s going to make

that it’s a necessary change and something that needs to happen if we’re going to be able to continue to market our products and get our beef out there.” Dr. Ostendorf said that there has been an increase in the amount of farm visits, at least for her clinic. “There’s been quite a few farmers who I’ve actually never been on their farm in the past. They’re clients who I’ve dealt with in the past, but they typically have always brought their animal in the clinic,” she stated. Neepawa Vet Clinic has also taken on more clients as a result of the change. “Because they have been able to get [their] antibiotics or meds at [farm supply stores] and now they can’t do that, they’re starting to use our services because they have to,” she added. “The biggest thing is for farmers to be proactive and make sure they’re getting those [vet] visits in before they have an issue.” Continued on Page B6

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Affects some more than others Although the restriction on antibiotics is for the good of the industry and for the health of animals and people alike, some producers were quite frustrated when the new regulations were announced. “It’s one of those things where the value is in the broader outlook,” noted Dr. Troy Gowan, of the Minnedosa Veterinary Clinic. “The change is directed in order to help with the spread of Antimicrobial Resistance and sometimes, in the short term, that causes a little bit of pain, but long term, hope-

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How technology could improve the food industry By Cassandra Wehrhahn

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It’s an uncomfortable truth. Whether it’s from boat-to-plate or farmto-fork, food fraud and food safety are prevalent issues in the food industry. Canadian retailers and restaurants might not be selling what they think they are, or consumers eating what they expect to be. Tracking down the source of foods contaminated with harmful- and potentially deadly- bacteria such as E.coli can take weeks a s wel l. T h is is due, primarily, to the fact that each individual retailer, producer, etcetera, each has their own individual ledger stored on location. So, the regulator must travel to each individual location to investigate and check facts. Surely, there must be a solution. That’s where blockchain technology comes in. But what is it and how does it work? Blockchain technology works as a transparent network, where all those

involved can see every block of data as time goes on and a chain is formed. In addition, all data is permanent and cannot be tampered with. If a transaction is made in error, another must be made to reverse it and both actions would then be viewable in the chain.

established by the lead c o m p a n y, t h r ou g h a developer or prov ider such as IBM, accessing the chain is as simple as logging into it through a device that has been granted access to it. There, the network user may easily input data related to a company’s products to begin tracking them.

Transparent and protected Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, of Dalhousie University says it best. “Blockchain is essentially like an ice rink where all the stakeholders of the industry sit in the stands and can watch all the data that’s on the ice– transactions, values, pr ic i n g, i n g r e d ient s – ever y t h i ng,” D r. Charlebois ex pla ined. “They can actually watch all of the data in real-time, just like a hockey game, and that data is protected by ‘boards’ all around so nobody else can have access to that data, the data’s protected.” O nc e a blo c kc h a i n network has been

Appealing to some, but not others I n a d d it i o n , D r. Cha rlebois sa id t he t ra nsparenc y of t he b l o c k c h a i n mo d e l i s appealing to companies who want to get rid of food fraud, for example, while others aren’t fond of the idea for that same reason. “Ever yone would be interconnected. Interoperability becomes much more v iable. In other words, the sharing of information becomes much easier for anyone to do,” Dr. Charlebois conveyed. “The downside of all this is companies actually become much more v u lnerable as wel l, bec ause t hey ’re

sharing everything. So some companies aren’t necessarily keen with the concept.” Dr. Charlebois added, “I’ve actually spoken to a lot of producers and they don’t see the value in it, really. They see this as a burden or perhaps a breach in their privacy, as a company.” As a result, a lot of the push towards using blockchain is coming from retailers, such as Walmart. After the E.coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce occur red last Aug ust, resulting in the sickening of 200 people and the death of 5, Walmart laid out a new policy. A l l suppliers of leafy greens selling to the retailer must be using blockchain to trace their products by the end of 2019. Who’s paying? Another issue in the way of implementation appears to be money. Who’s going to pay for the system and how do you make money with blockchain? This is a question that Dr.

Charlebois says comes up a lot. The remaining obstacle is getting everyone involved. “ I mplement at ion i s pret t y ea s y once you know who’s paying for it and who’s involved. T he cha l lenge w it h blockchain is everyone has to get involved,” Dr. Charlebois relayed. “You either go with the Walmart approach, you’re in or you’re out– either [go with] blockchain or not sell to Walmart– or you lead the process yourself.” Dr. Charlebois added, “O f cour se t here a re exceptions. For example, the beef industry is also looking at blockchain to offset some of the pressures coming from retailers.” But what about M a n itoba n fa r mer s? When it comes to the individual farmer, Dr. Charlebois divulged that he wasn’t too sure if they see the importance of this technology yet. “ I t h i n k t h e r e ’s st ill some uncertaint y around blockchain,” Dr. Charlebois elaborated.

“I would say, really, that any farmer in Manitoba would want to get some infor mat ion about it– because one way or another it will come at some point. So, they may as well be informed before you’re hosed with new rules and new ways of doing things.” Despite the tension it’s creating in the industry, at the end of the day blockchain is all about t r a n s p a r e n c y. T h o s e involved in pushing for its use hope that transparency will stop, or lessen, food fraud and make tracking the source of outbreaks a faster, smoother process. T h r ou g h blo c kc h a i n , retailers and consumers alike might rest a little easier knowing what they bought is truly what they got.



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4-H FAT STOCK SHOW AND SALE THANK-YOU The members, leaders and families from the Rapid City, Neepawa and Erickson 4-H Beef Clubs wish to extend their sincere thanks to all the buyers and bidders for their outstanding support of the 2019 4-H Beef Inter Club Sale held in Neepawa on Wednesday July 3rd. BUYERS Neepawa Vet Clinic &Coyote Ridge Construction Mazer Group - Neepawa Gill & Schmall Agencies - Neepawa T. I. C. - Neepawa Harris Pharmacy - Neepawa Gladstone Vet Clinic Beautiful Plains, Stride &Minnedosa Credit Unions MNP - Neepawa Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op Gladstone Auction Mart Kulbacki Ag Supply - Eden Tri Star Cattle - Arden & Madden Angus - Arden Anderson Sand & Gravel - Gladstone Ag West Ltd - Neepawa Total Farm Supply - Brandon

4-H MEMBERS Rachel Chemerika (Progeny) Brooklyn Hedley Madisyn Robertson Cora Baker Sveinna Bjarnarson Broddi Bjarnarson Rebecca-Lynn Pedersen Carson Baker Blake Rosling Lauren Rosling Cora Baker (Progeny) Dean Rosling (Progeny) Sveinna Bjarnarson (Progeny) Alken Abey Graycen Van Meijl

Grand Champion Steer Rachel Chemerika - Erickson

BUYERS Rocky Mountain Equip. - Neepawa Farmery Estate Brewery - Neepawa Saler’s Backhoe -Minnedosa & Jonco Farms - Minnedosa Heritage Co-op - Minnedosa Minnedosa Vet Clinic Ken Beatty Farms - Erickson Brydges & Taylor Vet Hospital - Neepawa Claymar Farms - Minnedosa Minnagro Ltd -Minnedosa Cando Rail Services Ltd. - Brandon Integra Tire - Minnedosa T. I. C. - Neepawa Enns Brothers - Neepawa Minnedosa Insurance Penno Manufacturing - Eden & McKay Charolias - Glenella

4-H MEMBERS Leah Gunnarson Eden Pearson Rylee Paterson Shayla Woychyshyn Amy Pugh Hanna Popp Rachel Chemerika Travis Woychyshyn Easton Paterson (Progeny) Eden Pearson (Progeny) Rylee Paterson (Progeny) Brooklyn Hedley(Progeny) Amy Pugh (Progeny) Wyatt Inglis Sierra Inglis (Progeny)

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Biggest change is education The regulations don’t prohibit the dispensing or use of antibiotics completely, so it is still possible for farmers to misuse the medicine, but making it necessary to go through a vet to get the medications gives the vets a chance to educate producers on how to properly use the antibiotics. “The people that don’t use vets routinely and just go to the store to buy [antibiotics] are sometimes the people who are using them wrongly, because they haven’t checked with a vet to see if they are giving the correct treatment,” noted Dr. Cathy Patterson, of Patterson Mobile Veterinary Services, based out of Gladstone. “So it’s given us a chance to re-educate those people.” Having to come in to the vet clinic to get antibiotics gives the vet a chance to assess whether or not the antibiotics the farmer regularly would have used are the right kind for a certain condition and explain to the farmer what kind of antibiotic would be the right one for their animal’s situation. It also allows them to explain proper dosage, withdrawal time (the amount of time that must pass between when an antibiotic is administered and when an animal enters into our food chain), or alternative treatments if there are options other than antibiotics that can be effective. Dr. Tanya Anderson, of the Gladstone Veterinary

Clinic, noted that many of the producers who have had to come to her for treatment of their animals are looking for antibiotics, but now that they have to come to her, she can recommend other treatment options and preventative measures. “It’s not about just dispensing antibiotics, it’s about improving the health of the herd,” Dr. Anderson said. She explained that she has used the mandated vet-client relationship as an opportunity to create herd health plans with farmers, recommending disease control through vaccines and other methods, to lessen the need for antibiotics in farmers’ operations. Dr. Ostendorf added that she’s also been able to cut down on antibiotic use in some operations. “We’ve had a couple clients who were actually able to reduce the amount of antibiotics they use, because they realized that they were using them when they didn’t need to,” she explained. “So I know I have some cases where we’ve ended up actually saving the farmer money because this conversation was forced upon them.” Farmers having to talk to a vet to get their antibiotics also gives the vets a chance to explain the reason behind the regulations and why it’s important to follow them. “There certainly is a well-ingrained thought process of, ‘Well if it isn’t going to hurt them, we might as well give it,’ which will probably need to change,” Dr. Gowan noted. “It takes a bit of time to do the education... But people come around and they understand over time.”

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Signs from the events sponsors and partners greeted attendees at this year’s Crops-A-Palooza. This year’s event was held at the Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre, near Carberry, on July 24.

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson Neepawa Banner & Press Hosted by nine commodity groups, Crops-A-Palooza offered area growers the chance to learn about different crops, techniques and technologies. Held on July 24 at the Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre, near Carberry, the day-long event featured 18 different stations, offering lots of hands-on learning. Previously, Manitoba Canola Growers held an annual Canola-Palooza, but two years ago, they added some partners and broadened the focus, to create Crops-A-Palooza. Leanne Campbell, MCG’s Communications manager, explained that they had already worked with most of the other partners at CropConnect, an educational event held in Winnipeg in February. Crops-A-Palooza partners included Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Manitoba Corn Growers Association, Manitoba Oat Growers Association, Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association, the National Sunflower Association of Canada, Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc., Canola Council

of Canada, Hemp Genetics International and Keystone Potato Producers Association. “The CMCDC, our host, was a huge partner,” added Campbell. Campbell said that the collaboration has worked well, “All nine commodities speak to the same growers,” she said. Explaining that it offered a lot of information in one location. Close to 400 producers came through the doors, a similar number to the previous year. In addition to information about the crops associated with the commodity group partners, the event also featured a few demos. Campbell said that one of the most popular stations was the soil pit, which was a pit dug beside a variety of crops.  This interactive station allowed attendees to get face to face with the root systems of plants they usually only see from above ground. “It’s not something people often see,” said Campbell.  Another popular station was the WeedIt spot sprayer, which people could actually see in action. This precision agriculture sprayer uses smart sensors to spray only weeds. With 2019’s Crops-A-Palooza in the books, Campbell said they have already begun to plan for next year. See more from this year’s event on Page B7

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Jim Tokarchuk, of the Soil Conservation Council of Canada, holds what’s left of a pair of underwear buried six weeks before, as part of the “Soil Your Undies” experiment to determine soil health.

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson Neepawa Banner & Press The Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) was on hand at Crops-A-Palooza, talking to attendees about the importance of soil health. As the foundation for all crops, representative Jim Tokarchuk explained that healthy soil is crucial, especially in the face of increasing pressure to feed a growing world population and changing climates. Tokarchuk explained that soil provides a number ecological services, such as carbon sequestration and water filtration, in addition to growing crops. Despite this, he explained, many people don’t talk about soil health.  To help get people thinking about the health of their soil, be it on the farm or in the garden, SCCC has partnered with Stanfields in the “Soil Your Undies” experiment. Participants are encouraged to bury a pair of 100 per cent, white, cotton underwear, then return after about two months to see how much they have decomposed. Tokarchuk explained that if the soil is healthy, not much beyond the elastic waistband will remain. “It’s very visual,” he said of the experiment. In addition to fun tests, Tokarchuk explains formal testing should be a regular part of farmers’ annual land management plans. If people find their soil isn’t as healthy as they’d like, he explains that they can return organic matter to the soil; reduce the frequency and intensity of tillage, which opens the soil and burns organic matter; or look at their crop rotations.


Above: The soil pit was one of the post popular stations at this year’s Crops-A-Palooza. While most farmers know a lot about what’s happening with their crops above ground, few get the chance to get face-to-face their the root systems of common crops. Right: Kris Kinnaid, of Farmers Edge, was at CropsA-Palooza talking about the weather monitoring service they offer as part of their precision agriculture packages. While there are about 120 public weather stations in Manitoba, Farmers Edge operates about 450 in the province. Customers are provided with their own weather stations, but they also have access to data from across the network. Kinnaid explains that this site specific information allows them to provide forecasts of not just weather, but also how the crop will grow. He explains that this data allows farmers to make science-based decisions.

Right: Many farmers were keen to see the on-site demos of the Weed-It precision sprayer. It includes technology to detect weeds and selectively spray them with herbicide. serving

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