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By Eoin Devereux Neepawa Banner & Press There is a new addition to the Neepawa/Gladstone Co-op family. On Tuesday, July 2, the co-operative announced the purchase of Chalet Floor and Window Fashions, a Neepawa-based business which has been in operation for 43 years. The financial details of the agreement have not been made public, though it has been confirmed that the deal does include the nearly 10,000 sq. ft building, located at 139 Main Street W, as well as all of Chalet’s existing stock and assets. The business was owned by Warren and Joan Burton and their daughter Ashley Monka The family’s operation of the business spans a decade, though Warren’s overall association with the Chalet reaches back over 35 years. Warren andAshley will stay with the business following the sale. An exciting opportunity Neepawa/Glad stone Co-op general manager Brian Hedley said they’re looking forward to moving ahead on this new business venture. “This is a major purchase for Neepawa/Gladstone Co-op. We’re excited about this opportunity to serve even more customers and members in Neepawa and the surrounding area,” said Hedley. “We were looking for some great partners and we’ve watched Warren and Ashley operate [the business] for a number of years. We realized that they had established themselves and provide an exceptional level of service. Because of that, we thought as we tried to grow our home centre


From left: Neepawa/Gladstone Co-op controller Myles Boyce, Chalet Flooring & Window Fashion co-owner and interior decorator Ashley Monka, Co-op general manager Brian Hedley, Chalet co-owners Warren and Joan Burton and Co-op home centre division manager Jason Hartle.

business, this would be a really great addition and, of course, we needed the people, because they are what has made the business.” ‘A good fit’ Warren Burton told the Banner & Press that this deal should work out very well for both sides. “There will be a few minor changes, the name and stuff like that. But the services themselves and the quality of service will stay the same. And Ashley will be an important part of it moving ahead and I think that will work out well for both parties,” indicated Burton. “We are very excited about this new direction. The Neepawa/ Gladstone Co-op’s plans to expand meshed perfectly with our desire to continue to serve our customer base and partner with a well established and respected retailer.”

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Burton also noted that while he will be a very active part of the transition process, over time, he’ll reign back the number of hours he’s working and start serving more as a consultant. A shley Monka, who remains in place as Chalet’s interior decorator, is looking forward to seeing where the business will go from here. “It’s a good fit and there is room for expansion. So I think this should go well,” Monka said. “The Co-op will be able to broaden our commercial reach and allows us to continue working with our customers to provide excellent quality products and services.”

The long-term plan will have the business relocate into an expanded and renovated home centre, but Hedley said that plan is still in the very early stages of development. Other major building plans for the Neepawa/ Gladstone Co-op also include a card-lock at the new Neepawa Agro Site and a new grocery store in Gladstone.

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A social media stunt netted a Neepawa driver a careless driving charge, as well as a $672 fine. In late June, a video was posted to SnapChat and Facebook, showing the 33-year-old Neepawa woman driving through a residential area. The audio includes sounds of the engine revving and the driver saying, “One hundred!”, followed by another voice saying, “Zero to one hundred!” Sergeant Mark Morehouse, of the Spruce Plains RCMP detachment in Neepawa, said that the existence of the video was reported to the detachment. They then viewed it and proceeded with an investigation. The investigation revealed that the video was taken on Saturday, June 22 and took place on Elizabeth St. Located in Neepawa’s north end, Elizabeth St. includes signage urging drivers to use caution, as there is a deaf child in the area. The driver was charged with driving carelessly through a residential area and fined $672. The driver’s name won’t be released publicly. Morehouse said that the fine is in line with a careless driving charge. He added that while the driver says she’s going 100 km/h in the video and the engine revving and speed at which the houses are going by indicate that she’s speeding, there’s no proof of the exact speed at which she was travelling. Morehouse said that anyone who sees something potentially illegal online should report it. “Let us know,” he said, adding, “we’ll investigate.” The video was shared by the Manitoba RCMP and can be seen on the Neepawa Banner & Press’ Facebook page:


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Roxy open house to showcase exciting additions By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press There are lots of new additions and changes happening at the Roxy Theatre in Neepawa. The Neepawa Theatre Centre (NTC) board, the community organization that owns and operates the theatre, are taking the opportunity to share these developments with the community by holding an open house, set for Tuesday, July 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Current and potential volunteers One of the reasons NTC is hosting the open house is to bring in potential volunteers. Meagan Schmidt, NTC’s volunteer chair, said that their current volunteers are becoming less available and they are hoping to get fresh faces in to fill the gaps. “One of the things we were really hoping to do was get some of the high school students involved who have to fulfill their volunteer requirements,” Schmidt said. “So we’re hoping that maybe through reaching out to them... we might get them on a list to set them up with our experienced volunteers and then they get credit, they fulfill their hours.” Not only is the Roxy looking for new help, but they have also made some adjustments to the volunteer process that they hope to explain to current volunteers at the open house. “We want to make sure that we’re still accommodating to people who want to help out,” Schmidt noted. “One of the biggest things is trying to trade off between people for keys and f loats and that sort of thing, so we’re trying to streamline that process for people. So we’ve made some changes there that we’re looking to show people,” she explained. Accessibility project An important update NTC wants to share with the public is their new equipment for the hearing and visually impaired. Jamie Willis, the Digital Systems Operations chair, was at the Roxy on June 28 having the new equipment installed.

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For the hearing impaired, the Roxy will now offer CaptiView devices, which will provide captions during the film. “We get closed [caption] text showing up on a small monitor or screen, in front of the customer. So it clicks to the arm of the chair,” Willis explained. “It’s basically subtitles, but it’s personal to them.” There are also Fidelio audio headsets with adjustable sound that can help the hearing impaired. Willis explained that the headphones have the ability to turn the volume of the movie up for those who are hard of hearing. For people who have sensitive hearing, they also have the option to turn the volume down to their comfort level. The headsets also have a setting to help the visually impaired. “Part of it is having descriptive video on the headphones, which are [linked to] the projector and what we have upstairs,” said Willis. Descriptive video is like a narration that helps people visualize what’s going on in a scene, without having to try to figure it out with just the sound effects and dialogue. “The technology’s really cool, but simple to use for the volunteers, or whoever has to hand the equipment out to those who need it,” Willis expressed. “It’s just a case of, ‘There you go, there’s the piece of equipment you’ve asked for,’ we’ll switch it on and that’s it! They put it on their ears or they put it in front of them so they can read it.” The Fidelio hearing devices are up and running already, so anyone interested will be able to test them out at the open house. The CaptiView devices are set to be ready for Tuesday, so they should also be available to try. Concession news The open house will not leave anyone hungry, as there will be classic and brand new snacks available for

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sampling. Flo Anderson, NTC’s concessions chair, said that they have a new mini-donut maker that they will be premiering at the open house. “They’re good for the people that don’t want to have popcorn, [now] they’ve got more choices,” Anderson said. “Some people can’t eat chocolate, so they can have donuts.” “And of course, we have the best popcorn ever!” she added. The popcorn machine will be running that evening for people to learn how easy it is to make theatre popcorn. People will have the chance to sample some of the town-famous snack as well. As well as edible treats, NTC is working on organizing some take-home treats. “We’re also hoping to have some raff le prizes, so everybody who comes down and signs up to volunteer will get entered in a draw, even if they’re an existing volunteer,” Schmidt said. Those who aren’t necessarily interested in volunteering or seeing the new accessibility devices are invited to come to the open house just to learn more about the theatre. “It’s very informal and we just want to get everyone out, say ‘hi’ and answer any questions that people might have,” Schmidt noted. “We have lots of exciting things happening at the Roxy and we’re always open to fresh opinions and that sort of thing,” she added.

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number of quest ions crossed my mind over the long weekend and so I thought I would share them. With both a Manitoban and Canadian election this fall, be sure to ask the politicians these questions. •How come we have so many different kinds of groups of rights? Why can’t we just have human rights and leave it at that? •Instead of chasing around after different groups’ rights, why don’t we just address the various real injustices that exist? For example, why do some communities have clean drinking water and others don’t? Why do some students have good schools and some don’t? Why are there huge discrepancies in the amount of money government puts into housing in urban areas as compared to rural and remote areas? •How is it that political parties can hijack the political nomination process? And better yet, why would they want to do so? Why is it that local constituency associations are sometimes overruled on who can be their candidate? Isn’t that just plain wrong? •Why is it that in the provincial legislature and the federal parliament, MLAs and MPs have to vote only along party lines? How can the leader (premier or prime minister) have the nerve to dictate to the members how to vote on items (other than the budget perhaps)? What if a member wants to vote according to their conscience? What if a member knows full well that their constituency is against a piece of legislation? Should they not be allowed a free vote? Whenever a member questions the government and votes against the party line, they get turfed. •When people vote for a polneepawa

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Ken Waddell itician, they expect them to vote along with the majority of the constituency or at the very least, according to their conscience. They should expect nothing less, but in many cases, the reality falls far short of the expectation. •Why are so many people not casting votes to elect their representatives? Is it because they feel it’s useless? I wonder. No, I don’t wonder, I know! People figure it’s useless to vote because they feel nothing will change. Maybe the parties want it that way, keep expectations low, keep voter turnout low and you can win government on 40 per cent of the votes cast. If only 50 per cent of the voters actually cast votes, you can then win an election by getting 20 per cent of the people out to vote for your party. Pretty simple way to win an election, isn’t it? Only have to convince two in 10 people to actually vote for you and you get elected. As I pondered over the Canada Day long weekend how fortunate we are in Canada, it also crossed my mind as to how fragile that fortune is. Our democracy is not nearly as vibrant or as strong as it once was. Many of our leaders can’t speak all that well. Some of them obviously can’t think very well either. For many of them, we have no clue as to what they

really believe. They develop policy by focus groups and on the fly. Policies have to keep the mainstream media happy or they will be trashed. If a policy doesn’t meet the accepted narrative of the CBC, it will be, at best, ignored or at worst, ridiculed. •Why do we send billions of dollars each year to Manitoba to prop up our poorly managed economy and many more billions of dollars to Quebec so they can have a cheap daycare and a propped up arts and cultural community? •Why can Quebec and Alberta have privately run health clinics, diagnostic services and surgery and we can’t?  •Why, why, why? The answer is simple, it’s because we let them and we need to stomp our feet and lift Canada up to an even better position. Complacency is a bad thing and it is long past time when we should be getting more involved.  Elections are coming folks, elections are coming!

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f you ask rural Canadians about the biggest thing holding their communities back, directly or indirectly, it almost always comes down to technology. In rural Canada, the unlimited, cheap, broadband internet and five bars of cell service urban Canadians take for granted is some combination of non-existent or expensive. The role of connectivity is vital. It goes beyond the obvious and communities without it are at a distinct MY d isadva nt age. PERSPECTIVE A l most ever y business is driven by information, it’s almost impossible to at- Kate tract businesses Jackman-Atkinson to a community where accessing the broader world of customers and suppliers isn’t easy to do. It’s important for education, not just in the formal sense, but it also allows farmers and small business owners to find out about what’s going on beyond the community and how it might help their business— whether it’s market reports, news or researching new products or services. It’s a key component of the next wave of precision agriculture. High speed internet is a crucial part of residents’ lifestyle and recreational needs.  Infrastructure Canada recently released a report about rural Canada.  Called “Rural Opportunity, National Prosperity, An Economic Development Strategy for Rural Canada”, the report looks at how the federal government plans to address the challenges faced by rural Canadians. Not surprisingly to anyone who has used internet in rural Canada, one area of focus is connectivity. It’s a prime situation for some government help. Low population density, remoteness and at times, challenging terrain, means we can’t rely on market forces alone to bring rural and remote Canadians this vital service. Increasingly, governments are recognizing the importance of broadband connectivity and in 2010, Finland was the first country to make a minimum broadband speed a legal right.  Since then, other countries have followed suit, including Canada. In 2016, the federal government set a target speed of 50 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 10 Mbps upload (“50/10”). This target was set in 2016, with a deadline of 2021 to supply 90 per cent of Canadians with these speeds.  We’ll need to see a lot of improvement within a short amount of time. In 2018, government figures showed that 4.9 million Canadians lacked access to the 50/10 standard. Their figures showed that only 37 per cent of rural households were able to access the target speeds. I am one of these 4.9 million Canadians; at home, my cell phone registers a download speed of just below 20 Mbps, while I can get an upload speed of just over 10.4 Mbps.  Compared to my home internet, which registers download speeds between 5 and 15 Mbps and 1 Mbps of upload speed if I’m lucky, it’s blistering. For comparison’s sake, 97 percent of households in urban areas have 50/10 service. Since the 50/10 target was announced three years ago, we haven’t seen a lot of measurable change.  It really just seems like we’ve seen consolidation within the market. It might be coincidence, but if providers are getting government funding, Canadians would be better served by more competition to help push for service improvements, not less. As a consumer on the ground, it’s not entirely clear to me how service will be so dramatically increased. More and more countries are setting universal service standards and for most, the deadlines will be coming up within the next three years. The challenges Canada faces in connecting our scattered population are harder than those faced by Belgium, Sweden and Taiwan, but more countries pushing to bring this essential service to all of their residents will inevitably make better technology available to all of us. Lack of access to affordable broadband is the major factor hampering the economic development potential of rural Canada. Until rural Canadians fully enjoy this right, we will be a shadow of our country’s collective potential.


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ne of my mentors (though he and I have never and may never meet in person) is life coach, marathon runner, motivational speaker and cancer survivor Bruce van Horn. His podcasts are a mixture of spiritual truth, philosophy and psychology. Although he is a person of faith, he does not preach religion. He uses spiritual truths on which all faiths agree and applies them in ways he hopes will help his listeners be the best they can be and do the best they can do, wherever they live, whatever their calling. One of his favourite sayings comes from the Old Testament book of Esther. As the story unfolds, Esther’s people are in danger. Their enemy is one of the king’s advisors, a man named Haman. He is determined to exterminate Esther’s uncle, Mordecai, and with him, every Jewish person throughout the Medio-Persian empire. Their only hope lies with Esther, the wife of Ahasuerus and queen of the empire.


his word has crossed my readings several times this week. Gifts are something I try to never take for granted and I admit that I have difficulty recognising mine. “We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them.” Jean Toomer (1894-1967), an African–American poet/ novelist. He led a turbulent life, at one point embracing the Quaker faith values. His words are true. Merit comes from what we make of our gifts. It would not matter how great our talent, ability or aptitude is, if these gifts remain unused, they have no merit. Value, absolutely, not merit. What courage it takes to offer our gifts to the general public. They can be trampled on, scorned and discredited. Damaging to the gift giver! When the proffered gift is received, how much we all benefit. That ties in with a quote from Embers, One

FAITHFULLY YOURS Neil Strohschein To save her people, Esther had to break protocol, go uninvited into the king’s throne room and ask him to save her people. When she resisted doing this, her uncle asked her: “Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Van Horn uses these words in his podcast and his books. He argues that every person alive today has come “for such a time as this;” that we have each been given a unique blend of knowledge, insight, skills and talents and that we are to use them as we have the opportunity, in partnership with others to help make our world a better place for all. I thought of these words again last week and I want to apply them to you and

me. It is no accident that we live in this country, in this province and in this community. You and I are here because God put us here “for such a time as this.” Each of us has a unique combination of knowledge, insight, skill, ability and talent. No one of us can do everything or be all things to all people. But when we take our skill set, combine it with the skill sets of our neighbours and friends, and work together with God’s help, nothing is impossible for us. We can build and maintain community facilities, renovate our homes and, I would argue, provide assistance to those in need far more efficiently than governments ever can. You see, we who live in this community understand its

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Ojibway’s Meditations by Richard Wagamese –“A gift is not a gift until it is shared.” Agree or disagree, but think about it. Thumbing through the hymn book, I paused to read “’Tis the Gift to be Simple”, words and melody from the Shakers. Shakers and Quakers in the same afternoon. It is the thought here that also captivates me; a gift to be simple, to be free. So much about today is about getting and having. Clutter and chaos? In the eye of the beholder. By this time, I was feeling that my supply of quotes about gifts was a little biased, faith filled. A quick Google search widened the scope of sources. The need

to choose wisely arose! Audrey Hepburn is recorded as saying, “Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.” A quote that did not have a source – “The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” I really like that one. Here I know, too, that one can give all the tools to develop selfesteem and value, and there is no guarantee that either of those gifts may become established. There are a number of cartoons – comics – that I followed. One was For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston and the other was the whole Peanuts/

culture and its people. We know the challenges people face. We know what it will take to help them achieve their goals and meet their needs. And we are ready to help if and when we are asked. We will always need the expertise of highly trained professional counselors, therapists and life coaches. But we must never expect them to do for us what we can do for ourselves. It’s up to us to solve the political, social and economic problems we see in our communities; and I believe we can do it. We have the right people in the right places with the required knowledge and skills to help us solve problems and meet needs. Governments and public servants have a vital role to play in our society. But they can’t do everything. They need to trust the people and let them provide local solutions to local problems. As Winston Churchill said to the allies in World War II, so we say to all levels of government: “Give us the tools and we will finish the job.”

Charlie Brown collection by Charles M. Schulz. “If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.” –Charles M. Schulz. It has been a week when I have come to accept the gifts given me, some natural, some learned. At one point, I struggled with the concept that my concept of a gift was to be an artist, musician, star athlete, orator, author. Gifts that are visible and easily discerned. I am learning. Compassion, empathy, listening, patience. Definitely gifts that are needed for and in our world today. There are times when I feel that I spend too much time reflecting and being introspective. And behold, these, too, are gifts! Rambling thoughts, random sources of inspiration. I did receive the gift of being able to laugh at myself. And that was a learned gift!

By Addy Oberlin his week, we have seen a lot of rain. The farmers who are finished with the seeding are very thankful for this rain. Some of the fields are like green velvet. The people who have gardens see their produce growing and developing. I need not water my pots and plants on my back porch. What about you who are packing up to go camping? Some friends from Manitoba came to visit me and hoped for some sunny weather while they were visiting family here. Some of my family went quadding. The pictures showed mud, and more mud. The younger generation loved it. Can we ever expect what we want out of life? Some days, there is sunshine, other days, we experience thunder and lightening. Can we always please those around us? Lately, the Lord has pressed upon my soul that all I need is peace in Him. Jesus tells us in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you.” May His peace be in us and shine through us this week, even through trial and tribulation.



The discipline drug

I got this from a classmate of mine and thought it was worth getting into the hands of our viewers. It’s very good and hits home. These days there is no disciplining allowed and if there would be, children wouldn’t be having to be brought before our justice system when their spare time causes them to get in trouble with the law enforcement. “The Parents Who Drugged Us The other day, I was in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county and someone asked me a rhetorical question: ‘Why didn’t we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?’ I replied that I had a drug problem when I was young: I was drug to church on Sunday morning. I was drug to church for weddings and funerals. I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather. I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults. I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher, or if I didn’t put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me. I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profanity. I was drug out to pull weeds in the garden and flower beds. I was drug to the homes of neighbours to help mow the yard, repair the clothesline, and if my mother had ever known that I took a single dime as a tip for this kindness, my dad would have drug me back to the woodshed. Those drugs are still in my veins and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say, or think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroin, and if today’s children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place. God bless the parents who drugged us.” Jean Borchardt Neepawa, MB

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At the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico and 145 km south of Key West Florida, Cuba is the most populous island in the Caribbean and home to over 11 million residents. Cuba’s main island is 1,250 km long. At its widest point, the island is 193 km across and at its narrowest, is 31 km across. There are around 4,000 smaller islands surrounding the main island. Cuba has 14 national parks, with stunning natural landscapes, and 20,000 caves that make an interesting underground world perfect for cavers. The sandy white beaches, colonial architecture, sailing, sports fishing, diving and snorkeling near coral reefs, and of course the Cuban people, make this a wonderful tourist destination. These Spanish speaking people are some of the friendliest and most honest on the planet. Bonus, there are no poisonous species of snakes! Arawak Indians were dwelling in Cuba when Columbus landed on the island in 1492 and claimed it for Spain. Again, Mr. Columbus brought with him his sailors and settlers with diseases that eradicated most of the natives. Spain made it a hub for the slave trade and the export of sugar and coffee. In 1898, the United States assisted Cubans in winning independence from Spain. In 1902, Cuba gained independence from the United States. In 1956, Fidel Castro launched a revolution and with the aid of the USA, he eventually took over the government. Castro established a one-party communist state. In 1962, the United States realized that the Soviet Union had missiles in Cuba capable of striking targets in the United States. With negotiations, the standoff ended with the Soviet Union withdrawing the missiles. Today, Cuba is a one-party republic, a dictatorship with all public elections considered to be show elections. Cuba’s fertile soil and humid climate are particularly ideal for growing tobacco. With several hundred years of growing experience, this Cuban crop is prized as the very best in the world. In February every year, Cuba’s cigar festival in Havana is part of Cuban cultural heritage. As well as cigars, Cuban Rum is a core part of Cuba’s national identity. Cuba produces a lighter, crisper rum than elsewhere, which is highly sought after. For many years, Cuba’s principle crop was sugar cane to export to the Soviet Union and it struggled to produce enough food to feed its own people. The sugar cane industry entailed a large use of pesticides and when the sugar cane market to the Soviet Union fizzled out, the situation changed. Now, small plots of land are being farmed using natural alternatives to pesticides and all products are sold locally. Today, Cuba is recognized as a unique country for its organic, farmer-led agriculture, which creates less dependency on imported foods. Rice, black beans and fried plantains are the most common Cuban dishes and are often served with every meal. Pork and chicken are the most popular meat dishes, followed by seafood. Cuban food uses fresh ingredients prepared simply, often in stews and soups. Cuban food is not spicy. Garlic and onions are used in most dishes, as are bay leaves, oregano, coriander, cumin and pepper. Many sauces have a tomato base. A traditional Cuban seasoning called mojo, pronounced MOH-hoh, is a combination of lemon/orange juice, onions, garlic, cumin and olive oil, used as a marinade or as a dip or sauce. If you really want to try something unusual, try “stinking toe fruit”. The edible fruit of the Locust tree may have the most unappealing nickname given to an edible plant. Its stubby pods are toe-shaped and its inner flesh does, in fact, stink like feet. One eats it without breathing through their nose. This recipe is a staple in every Cuban household with a flavourful, tomato-based sauce that is served best over rice. Cuban Chicken Fricassee 1/3 cup orange juice with lemon juice added 1 cup dry white wine to make 1/2 cup 1 cup canned tomato sauce 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 tsp. salt 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. oregano 1/4 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. cumin 3-4 lbs. chicken pieces, skinless 2 bay leaves 1/3 cup canola oil 1/2 cup green olives 2 medium (or 1 large) onions, chopped 1/2 cup raisins 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 lb. potatoes peeled and cut into 2” cubes In a large bowl, combine the orange juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Add the chicken pieces, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Remove the chicken, reserving the marinade. In a large, heavy bottomed pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Brown the chicken pieces in batches to not overcrowd the pan. Set the chicken aside. To the pan, add the chopped onion and green pepper. Sauté for several minutes until onion is softened. Add the wine, the reserved marinade, tomato sauce, 1/2 tsp salt, oregano, cumin, bay leaves, olives, raisins and potatoes. Nestle chicken into sauce. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 35-40 minutes (turning chicken halfway through) or until the chicken is fully cooked and the potatoes are soft. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed. Serve chicken over rice with plenty of sauce.

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Submitted Neepawa Film Festival As the entry deadline approaches, there is a sense of excitement building around this year’s inaugural Neepawa Film Festival. A partnership between NACTV and the Roxy Theatre (Neepawa Theatre Centre), the festival is looking to showcase the talent and stories that exist in the Neepawa area. The films will be screened at the Roxy on August 10 and shown on NACTV for the following year. With entries already in hand and a group of supportive sponsors, the organizing committee is putting on the last push before the July 12 entry deadline. The films have to be between five and 30 minutes and can be dramatic, documentary or animated. Because of both organizations’ family focus, the films should be suitable for a family audience. True to the name, entries must have a connection to within 100km

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of Neepawa, which could include: living, having lived or working within that area; an entry set or about that area; or an entry filmed within that area. T he orga n izers are hoping for a variety of diverse entries. “If you are interested in filmmaking, this is a great opportunity to see your work on the big screen and broadcast around the world on NACTV, but it’s more than that. We’re also really hoping to share interesting stories from the community, put forward by true amateur filmmakers,” said Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Roxy board chair. There is no cost to submit an entry. Once the entry deadline closes, the submissions will be screened and organized into viewing blocks. During the festival, attendees will vote for their favourite entries, which will be rewarded with prizes. The top prize will be a people’s choice award. “We’re still


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Looking Back 1989: Students to become ‘visitors’ to NACI JULY 5, 2019

By Cassandra Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press

110 years ago, Tuesday, July 6, 1909 Mr. Waddell and Miss McTav i s h , who wer e married on Tuesday, June 29, by the Rev. Mr. Wright, came near meeting with an accident on being united in wedlock. When driving home, the horses ran into a fence and the young couple narrowly escaped injury, the buggy being a total wreck. Rev. Mr. Wright was with them. 100 years ago, Friday, July 4, 1919 The Royal Northwest Mounted Police force, which made an enviable record in long years of ser v ice appears to be degenerating under the direction of Rowell, the uplifter. That force will henceforth be known as the Cannadian Cossacks, their chief business at present being the raiding of private homes and offices. Canada is to celebrate the signing of peace on Sunday. Arthur Delisle has been sentenced to imprisonment for 18 months for taking par t in the Winnipeg “riot.” The greatest question before Canada today is whether or not humanity i s to be en s l aved to organized capitalists, who have secured absolute domination at Ottawa, or whether the rights of man are to take precedence. When Canada has decided for ma n hood , it w i l l then be in order to draft an acceptable working program. 90 years ago, Friday, July 5, 1929 The C.N.R. are building cottages on E. A. Cameron’s farm, Stoney Creek, and Le Boutillier’s, Hallboro, to house immigrant families until they can locate. The first family came on Monday. 80 years ago, Tuesday, July 4, 1939 There is talk that Hitler has it in his program to demand that Britain hand over Gibraltor to Spain.


Pola nd ha s wa r ned Hit ler again that any military thrust in Danzig would create grave danger to European peace. With the Nazi press hammering into the people the word “encirclement,” the German rank and file are said to be more strongly united behind Hitler than ever before. Bonnet ca l led t he German ambassador to the French foreign office Sunday to inform him that France was ready for action if Germany took any step to seize Danzig. The Poles are not afraid of the Danzig situation or of how many Nazi are entering the city and setting up defences. They believe they can blow Danzig to pieces from the hills about it, and the more Nazi there, the more will be lost.

70 years ago, Thursday, July 7, 1949 Rome’s centuries old Palazzio Venezia, which not long ago housed Mussolini’s offices, is the site of the Second World Hea lt h Assembly. The Assembly will further develop the United Nations’ worldwide attack on disease through the World Health Organization (WHO). M a ny r ol ler s k at i n g fans of town and district will be pleased to learn that the healthful sport of skating on wheels to lovely music orchestrated especially for that purpose, will soon be a reality rather than just a dream. Walter Greenhaigh tells us the slight remodelling of the Arcade, necessary to make alternate pleasure of skating and dancing possible, will take place in the near future. 60 years ago, Friday, July 3, 1959 [A] 15 man crew from RCAF Station Greenwood flew the Atlantic and return non-stop without refuelling in the RCAF’s giant antisubmarine Argus, in June, establishing a new record for RCAF trans-Atlantic flights. Editor’s note: Of f icers included F/O Bob Cown, radio officer, Moncton, N.B.; F/L Fred Schulz, pilot, Calgary; F/L Ken Wright, navigator,

Toronto; F/O Len Wale, navigator, Port Alberni, B.C.; F/L Hank Buechler, radio officer, Denzil, Sask.; F/O Eric Carscadden, radio officer, Russel, Ont.; Sgt. Tiny Harris, flight engineer, Bear River, N.S .; Sgt. Ron Herman, flight engineer, Fort William, Ont.; S/L Mike Lewis, pilot, Port Hope, Ont.; F/O Ted Casselman, radio of f icer, Montreal; F/L Len Farris, pilot, St. John, N.B.; F/O Merv Boyko, radio officer, Regina; Sgt. Hank Millette, flight engineer, Montreal; F/O Adnu Gosselin, radio officer, Ste. Marie, P.Q.; and F/O Dave Colleingwood, navigator, Middlesex, England. 50 years ago, Thursday, July 3, 1969 Some 29 0 Plumas telephone customers will begin using dial telephones Thursday, July 31, when the Manitoba Telephone System conver ts t heir exchange from manual to automatic operation… In preparation for the conversion to dial, aerial cable facilities in the town of Plumas have been rebuilt and five miles of cable and 20 miles of wire have been buried in the rural part of the exchange to reduce the average number of customers per line. Telephone customers ser ved by the Plumas e xc h a n g e h ave b e en a ssig ned seven- d ig it numbers in conjunction with the conversion to dial telephones.

40 years ago, Thursday, July 5, 1979 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rainka were honored by their family, relatives and friends on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary on April 28, 1979. They were married on February 5, 1929 at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Polonia, the church which they had attended since childhood and to which they belong. They were both children of early settlers in the Elk Ranch d ist r ict, M rs. R a in k a being the former Mary Levandoski. 30 years ago, Tuesday, July 4, 1989 Neepawa Col leg iate 1989 class valedictorian


Shauna Kasprick (centre) joining in the applause for some of her graduating classmates at the graduation cermonies held at NACI in 1989. There were 68 graduates in total.

Shannon Scott summed up the feelings of most graduates at the high school’s cap and gown ceremonies last Thursday. “Now we say goodbye to our routine,” said Scott. “The next time we return to NACI, we’ll be visitors.” Along with Scott, 67 former students are now visitors to the Neepawa Collegiate.

20 years ago, Monday, July 5, 1999 A decision by Neepawa town council to bring an outside builder in to construct a four-plex has been met unenthusiastically by a number of area builders. Most, like Bill Chartrand, said they weren’t even aware the four-plex was

being proposed, let alone that the builder– Jacobsen and Greiner of Brandon– only paid $1 for the lot. The same lot at 282 M o u nt a i n Av e . c o s t taxpayers $22,000 before it was sold to Jacobson and Greiner’s Vionel l Holdings.

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Canada Day in Neepawa Out with a bang! Neepawa’s celebration of Canada’s birthday ended with fireworks, an annual custom– weather permitting. The town was quite literally booming, putting the day to an end with a c o l o r f u l l i g h t s h o w. PHOTOS BY JOHN DRINKWATER


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ArtsForward in Neepawa held its first farmers market of the season on June 27. While it was still a little early for garden produce, there were still lots of items on offer. Pictured: Amber (left) and Claire were selling treats for humans and pets, with half the proceeds being given to Ronald McDonald House.


Neepawa vet clinic hosts open house

By Cassandra Wehrhahn

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The Neepawa Veterinary Clinic held an open house and ribbon cutting on June 27. The event was held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to celebrate their brand-new exam room. Festivities for the occasion included a petting zoo, hotdogs, tours of the new room and a bounce house. The $3,500 examination room had its finishing touches done up that same morning. The majority of costs were covered by the Vet Board, with the rest of the necessary items coming from Dr. Liz Ostendorf’s own supply. The extra examination room will allow the clinic to see more patients and


Left: That fresh examination room smell! The new room can be accessed from the lobby of the clinic and from the employees-only area, and is furnished with all the necessary amenities. Right: This fluffy fella was just one of the animals present at the petting zoo during the clinic’s open house.

decrease the amount of appointment backlogging. The Neepawa clinic is also looking to hire another veterinarian, which will

also help in accomplishing this goal. Commenting on behalf of the clinic, Dr. Ostendorf stated, “We are very ap-

preciative of the support we have received, and still receive, from this warm and welcoming community.”




Neepawa Natives debut the Little Manila Challenge Cup

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

The Neepawa Natives are looking to add a little extra incentive to a home and home series with the Waywayseecappo Wolverines this upcoming hockey season. The MJHL club recently introduced the Little Manila Challenge Cup, a trophy that will be presented to the aggregate winner of a pair of games, scheduled for Dec 6 in Waywayseecappo and Dec. 7 in Neepawa. The idea for the Challenge Cup came from Natives board member Ross McBride. He told the Banner & Press that both Neepawa and Rus-

sell, a community close to Wayway, have rather large Filipino communities. McBride noted that both hockey teams wanted to find a way to embrace and celebrate that local culture and that the Little Manila Cup event is designed as a fun ocassion to honour our Filipino friends and neighbours. The cup made its official debut at a community barbecue, held at the Neepawa/Gladstone Co-op grocery store parking lot on Friday, June 28. The event was also a meet and greet for the public with the Neepawa Natives coaches, management and a few of the players.

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Left to right: Macy Juaneza and Kyle Mesinas served as the keepers of the cup during the Neepawa Natives annual barbecue at the Neepawa/Gladstone Co-op grocery store in Neepawa on Friday, June 28.

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The Neepawa Natives are happy to announce they have signed goaltender Dawson Green, formerly of the U18 Brandon Wheat Kings, and defensemen Ethan Grover who spent last season with the Sutherland Steam of the Kootney International Junior Hockey League. Green, 18, was named to the first All Star team in the Manitoba AAA League this past season, and sported a tidy 24 wins in regular season  in helping backstop the Wheat Kings to the Manitoba AAA Championship. Grover, meanwhile, is a 6’0” 200lbs 19-year-old from Peachland B.C., where he had 10 points in 39 games and 39 penalty minutes. Both Green and Grover will add depth and experience to the Neepawa Natives roster. Regular season schedule unveiled The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) has released the 2019-20 regular season schedule. Opening night is slated for Friday, Sept. 20 and features five games, including the Neepawa Natives hosting the Waywayseecappo Wolverines at the Yellowhead Centre. The regular season will consist of 60 games in a balanced schedule, with each team competing against each other six times, with three home games and three away. The regular season will conclude on Mar. 1, 2020. The complete schedule can be seen on the MJHL website.


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League’s annual AGM The members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League held their Annual General Meeting weekend recently. The highlights of the meeting activities are as follows: • The Board of Governors wishes to announce one change to the league staff. Kyle Prystupa has been appointed as manager of media & communications effective immediately. • The dates for the Old Dutch Player Showcase have been changed and the event will be held earlier in the season. The league Showcase will take place at Seven Oaks Arena in Winnipeg, MB and begin on Sunday, Sept. 29 and finish on Tuesday, Oct. 1. • The third edition of the SJHL/MJHL Showcase will be held at the Cooperators Centre in Regina, SK once again. The dates for the All-Star format event are Jan. 21 and 22, 2020. • As a follow up to a Board of Governor’s decision made last year, the member clubs will be permitted to roster a maximum of seven 20-year-old players for the 2019 – 2020 season.

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Elite golfers from across Western Manitoba will soon converge on the Neepawa Golf & Country Club (NGCC) for the 2019 edition of the Senior Open. NGCC general manager and CPGA golf pro Landon Cameron said that this annual tournament has established itself as one of the region’s premier and in-demand competitions. “About two weeks out from the event, [registration] was about over half full, but now that we’re a little closer to the day, the calls are coming in and more are confirming their

spot, which is good. This is one of our most popular events on the schedule and it’s really established itself as an important competition in this area.” said Cameron. The 144 person field will feature several former champions looking to knock off reigning Open winner Darren Maginel, of Clear Lake. Last year, Maginel won the Senior Open title by shooting a two-over-par round of 74. The NGCC Senior Open is scheduled for Monday, July 8 with a 10:30 am shot gun start. There is a $60 entry fee. Those interested in additional details are asked to contact the proshop at (204) 476-5711.

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TAC Ventures sold

New owners looking to expand operation By Ken Waddell Neepawa Banner & Press

by Jack Falk for many years and in an interview with the Neepawa Banner & Press, Falk said, “It’s time to slow down and do some projects at home. I have a yard full of stuff I want to do. It’s good to have a young fella’ take over.”

Daniel and Donna Kimacovich have purchased the Neepawa-based recycling and garbage handling firm, TAC Ventures. TAC has been owned and operated

The Kimacovich family said in a release, “We are excited to announce that TAC Ventures is under new ownership as of July 1, 2019. For those of you who don’t know about TAC Ventures... we are a waste management company, serving

residential, commercial and industrial customers in Neepawa and surrounding areas. We specialize in waste collection, recycling, roll off bins and scrap metal.” In an interview, Daniel said, “I am a power engineer by trade and have worked

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for 11 years at the plant in Minnedosa and before that, Carberry and at HyLife. It’s good to try something different.” He and Donna plan to expand the business wherever possible and said, “We hope to get more roll-off bins and we will be

handling all kinds of scrap, including aluminium, stainless steel, brass and copper.” Daniel said he was raised at Thompson, but moved to the area when he was in high school, “I have been in the area for quite a while now.”



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Above left: On Tuesday, June 25, NACI held their graduation ceremony for the class of 2019. Awards and scholarships were given out during the ceremony. Above right: Members of NACI’s graduating class celebrated the end of an era with a photo shoot at Riverbend Park in Neepawa on graduation day.

Submitted Neepawa Banner & Press Proficiency Awards Essentials 40S: Rylan Hollier - 98 per cent; Pre-Calculus 40S: Kailyn Hanke, Rylan Hollier - 98 per cent; Applied Math 40S: Nicolas Masquieto - 93 per cent; Advanced Math 45A: Frances Bonafe - 99 per cent; Calculus 45A: Rylan Hollier - 97 per cent; Law 40S: America Rodriguez - 98 per cent; Economics 40S: Rylan Hollier - 99 per cent; Choral 40S: Reinster Gonzalez - 99 per cent; Drama 40S: Ty Paramor - 89 per cent; Advanced English 42S: Kailyn Hanke - 98 per cent; English Transactional Focus 40S: Rylie Gluska - 93 per cent; English Comprehensive Focus 40S: Frances Bonafe - 93 per cent; English Literary Focus 40S: Kailyn Hanke -97 per cent; English Language Arts for EAL 40S: Reinster Gonzales - 83 per cent; Power Mechanics 40G: Devin Mitchler- 93 per cent; Metalwork 400: Andrew Power - 91 per cent; Physics 40S: Rylan Hollier - 99 per cent; Chemistry 40S: Frances Bonafe - 99 per cent; Biology 40S: Kailyn Hanke - 99.7 per cent; Woods 40S: Wiley Speiss - 95 per cent; Band 40S: Morgan Paramor - 100 per cent; Jazz Band 40S: Selina Santos - 100 per cent; Family Studies 40S: America Rodriguez - 98 per cent; Art 40S: Nicolas Masquieto - 86 per cent; LWT 40S: Elise Gork - 99 per cent; Global Issues 40S: Alanna Crabbe - 92 per cent; Accounting 40S: Rylan Hollier - 99 per cent Honour Roll Christina Babadilla, Grace Birnie, Alanna Crabbe, Bhea Cubacub, Phoebe de Silva, Kara Ellis, Fritz Falco, Ryan Huynh, Taylor Johnson, Hayley Lindsay, Zane Magwood,

Sadie McIntosh, Reanna McKee, Caleigh McLaughlin, Abbey McLeod, Taine Middleton, Devin Mitchler, Missy Oco, Morgan Paramor, Ben Perrett, Andrew Power, Tim Power, Ben Rainka, Elbert Resolis, America Rodriguez, Kaylyn Roe, Tyler Rossnagel, Selina Santos, Nathan Smith, Wiley Speiss, Trevor Wrightson. Principal’s Honour Roll Alesa Ancog, Frances Bonafe, Claire Brister, Allison Byram, Rylee Gluska, Elise Gork, Kailyn Hanke, Rylan Hollier, Nicolas Masquieto. Awards and scholarships R. Burns Award: Jayvee Posadas; RCMP Athletic Award: Ben Perrett, Rylee Gluska; John Philip Sousa Band Award: Morgan Paramor; Adventures in Citizenship - Rotary Club of Neepawa: Rylan Hollier; Yearbook Award: Bhea Cubacub, Frances Bonafe, Christina Babdilla; Ducks Unlimited Canada Neepawa Chapter Scholarship: Braden Gillies - $500; RM of North Cypress-Langford Scholarship: Ben Perrett $500 and RM of Langford History Book; Community Donor Award: Wiley Speiss - $500; Keith Jordan Memorial Bursary Award: Wiley Speiss - $500; Owens-Sumner Memorial Scholarship: Jayvee Posadas - $525; Roy Lewis Endowment Fund: Morgan Paramor - $500; Matthew McConnell Memorial Scholarship: Andrew Power - $500; Stella-Jones Inc.: Kara Ellis - $1,000; Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship: Claire Brister - $1,200; Margaret Laurence Literacy Scholarship: Alesa Ancog - $200; Rick EJ Evans Memorial Scholarship: Brett Madsen - $300; Beautiful Plains Teachers Association - Teaching as a career: Siri Freeman - $650; Beautiful Plains Teachers Association

Post Secondary Studies Scholarship: Nicolas Masquieto $650; Neepawa Area Health Auxiliary Scholarship: Frances Bonafe - $1,000; Joan and Ron Gray Scholarship for Caring and Service to Others: Sadie McIntosh - $500; Lawrence Hurrell Memorial Scholarship: Andrew Power - $1,000; Carl McGregor Bursary Fund: Brett Madsen - $800; Harris Pharmacy Scholarship: Ben Perrett, Rylee Gluska - $500; NACI Safe Grad Scholarship: Christina Babadilla, Ben Miller - $570; Chown Centennial Scholarship: Rylan Hollier - $1,000; M.E. Osbourne Memorial Scholarship: Kaylyn Roe - $500; Candy Brown Memorial Scholarship: Bhea Cubacub - $600; Jeff McCannell Memorial Scholarship: Taine Middleton - $525; Mrs. AK and Inspector J Butcher Scholarship: Elise Gork - $2,595; Westman Award of Excellence Scholarship: Rylan Hollier - $500; Olive Cupiss Memorial Scholarship: Alesa Ancog - $2,450; Rosedale Centennial Scholarship: Grace Birnie - $500; NACI Staff Award of Merit: Allison Byram - $500; Vivian Motor Hotel Scholarship: Reinster Gonzales - $1,000; Town of Neepawa Scholarship: Ben Rainka - $500; Mental Health Scholarship: Caleigh McLaughlin - $800; Whitmore Family Scholarship: Selina Santos, Taylor Johnson - $1,062.50; Eden Community Scholarship: Elise Gork - $210; Yellowhead Roadrunners Scholarship: Tim Power - $300; Apprenticeship Scholarship: Tim Power - $600; Governor General’s Bronze Medal: Kailyn Hanke; HyLife Foods Academic Excellence Award: Kailyn Hanke - $1,000; Neepawa Lions Club Scholarship: Kailyn Hanke - $2,000; Neepawa Rotary Scholarship: Rylan Hollier - $2,000; Neepawa Elks Scholarship: Frances Bonafe - $1,000; Neepawa Kin Club Scholarship: Rylee Gluska - $1,000.

ALC graduates celebrate milestone Willerton School

graduate of 2019

Submitted Neepawa Banner & Press On Saturday, June 22, t he M innedosa Adu lt Learning Centre held its 2019 graduation ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Minnedosa Legion Club Room at 4:00 p.m. This year’s three Mature Student High School Diploma recipients were David Benson, from Clanwilliam, Krissy Kilgore, from Wellwood, and Andrea Lukin, from Neepawa. The celebration began with a supper by Sun Sun Restaurant, immediately followed by the graduation ceremony and the presentations of the diplomas. The evening concluded with a graduation cake from the Minnedosa Heritage Co-op and a bit of socializing.



Minnedosa ALC graduates, David Benson, Krissy Kilgore and Andrea Lukin.

Megan Wollman, of Springhill Colony, was Willerton School’s 2019 graduate.


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I would like to thank everyone who came to my 90th birthday come and go tea. It was so nice to see everyone. Thank you for the cards and flowers. Helen Pubben

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Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the Neepawa Hospital boardroom (downstairs), Thursdays, 7:30 pm _____________________ Arden Hall, cap. 255. Park, camping and sports facilities, rink, curling ice, kitchen and lounge. Call Jody 204368-2202 _____________________ 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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Thank You Sincere thanks to family, friends and neighbours for food, phone calls and visits. Also thanks for donations made in Jim's memory. Thank you to Rita, a good friend who was always there for us. She could always bring a smile to Jim's face. Thank you to those who visited with Jim, he enjoyed the company. Thank you to Dr. Wareham and Dr. Milligan and the hospital staff who took wonderful care of Jim. Thank you to Mary Ellen and the palliative care team. I don't know what we would have done without you. Thank you to the staff at Country Meadows for caring for Jim for the last year and a half. Thank you to White's Funeral Home for their care. May God Bless you all. Merle Hunt and family.

Obituary James Vernon Hunt It is with great sadness we announce the passing of James Vernon Hunt, May 31, 2019, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Jim was born at Birnie on August 10, 1926. He married Merle Davies at Kelwood, on July 17, 1951. They had a wonderful life together for almost 68 years. They have two daughters, Dale and Valerie. Jim worked for Manitoba Pool Elevators for three years, but allergy to grain dust forced his retirement. He moved to Eden and worked on the farm with Gordon Stewart. In 1957, Jim secured employment with Neepawa Gladstone Co-op, where he worked in various departments for 32 years. His last years were spent in the lumber department. He loved carpentry and in 1972, built his own home with help from his brother-in-law, Art. Jim spent 13 years on the board of the Beautiful Plains Museum and built many of the display cases. He was also on the board of Neepawa Drop In Center, where he spent many happy hours playing pool and cards. Jim was a hard worker and dedicated to his family. He was happy to have lived long enough to get to know his great grandchildren. Jim spent the last 18 months at Country Meadows Care Home. Jim leaves to mourn his wife Merle, daughters Dale (Mervin), Valerie (Maurice), granddaughters Shawn (Boyd), Jennifer (Ian), and Ashleigh (Moe). Great grandchildren Casey, Kenzie, Avery and Chase. Sister Audrey (Art), sister in law Helen. Many special nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Alice and Sydney Hunt, brother Wilbert (Jeanne), sister Ruby (Dave), Merle's parents Jessie and William Davies, brothers-inlaw Bill (Lucille), Reg (Georgina) and Tom, sister-in-law Jessie (Carman). Love always. Rest in Peace

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Obituary Trina McLeod

July 30, 1957 – July 5, 2018

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FOODS Meat Cutters/Production Personnel 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

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To Those I Love And Those Who Love Me When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to do and see. You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears, be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love, you can only guess-how much you gave me happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now it’s time I travel on alone. So grieve awhile, for if grieve you must-then let your grief be comforted by trust. It’s only for awhile that we must part-So bless the memories within your heart. I won’t be far away, for life goes on. So, if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can’t see or touch me - I’ll be near, and if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear all my love around you soft and clear. And then when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile, and say-“Welcome Home!”


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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF HEARING ROAD CLOSING BY-LAW NO. 3195-19 NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Subsection 290(2) of The Municipal Act that the Council of the Town of Neepawa has scheduled a public hearing at the Municipal Office, located at 275 Hamilton Street, in the Town of Neepawa, in Manitoba, on Tuesday the 16th day of July, 2019 at the hour of 7:05 p.m. to consider a By-Law for the following purpose: To close as a Public Road or Highway the following: All that portion of Public Road Plan No. 57001 NLTO in SW ¼ section 33-14-15 WPM now shown as Parcel K on a plan prepared by Derek T. Arthur, of the City of Brandon, M.L.S. and on a deposit in the NLTO as 0275/19. To convey title of the above mentioned portions of Public Road Plan 57001 once closed, to the Town of Neepawa. NOTICE is further given that a copy of the proposed By-Law is on file in the office of the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Neepawa, at the Municipal Office at 275 Hamilton Street in the Town of Neepawa, in Manitoba and on the municipal website at NOTICE is further given that during the public hearing the Council of the Town of Neepawa will allow any interested person to make representation, ask questions or register an objection.

Dated at the Town of Neepawa this 18th day of June A.D. 2019. Colleen Synchyshyn, C.M.M.A. Chief Administrative Officer Ph 204-476-7603 •

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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Neepawa Legion Touchwood hosts lunch and bake sale holds supper and draw


The Neepawa Legion held a meat draw supper on June 21. Attendees enjoyed food and conversation, bought tickets for the meat draw and contributed to the Chase the Ace. The ace, at the time of this paper going to print, is still at large, with 37 cards left. The jackpot is also valued at $7,940– not including any additional cash that could be won from 50/50 draw sales.

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Neepawa’s Touchwood Park held a community lunch and bake sale at the local Legion on June 20. Attendees enjoyed chili, buns and an assortment of desserts and beverages. The food was going fast, so it wasn’t long until the crew of servers had to bring out another batch of chili! Pictured above: Eager attendees lined up at the buffet table to fill their plates and bowls.


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Is it time to replace old wiring? Submitted Metro Creative Connection Old homes can be charming and contain architectural elements not often seen in many modern housing developments. But what older homes may have in design appeal, they may lack in updated features. While cosmetic changes are not necessarily difficult, one area of concern in historic homes — and sometimes even in houses built 40 or 50 years ago — is archaic wiring. Wiring provides power to every room of the home. In today’s electronics-driven society, electricity that works is an essential component of daily life. Over time, wiring can be compromised through simple aging, pest inf iltration, weather, or other conditions. Deteriorated wiring can present a shock hazard and also a serious fire hazard, warn the home renovation experts at The Spruce. Furthermore, the home improvement site This Old House advises that

the amperage of old wiring may not be able to meet the needs of the devices used in homes — overpowering the circuits. This can cause breaker blowouts and other problems, such as overheated wires that may spark and cause fires from within the wall. Wiring often falls into the “out of sight, out of mind” category. Homeowners may make allowances for inadequate electrical systems, such as running extension cords or using multiplug connectors to increase their wiring capacity. However, they may not be diligently keeping on top of upgrades needed to stay safe. Confirming that a home’s electrical system is safe is a necessary part of home maintenance. For those who haven’t already done so, schedule an inspection with a licensed electrician to go over the home’s wiring. They can determine if any areas pose

a safety risk and/or do not conform to local code requirements and the National Electrical Code. Failure to meet code can lead to difficulty obtaining permits to make other home renovations, or difficulty selling a home later on. The electrician can also go over improvements that can improve safety and function. Additional outlets, including GFCI outlets in kitchens and bathrooms, may be part of the plan, as well as rewiring a fuse box or circuit panel to allow for better flow of power around the house. Frayed wiring or underinsulated wiring also may need to be replaced. Owners of old homes should recognize possible electrical system dangers that require attention. Plus, considering electrical codes change quite frequently, it is always in a homeowner’s best interest to work with a qualified electrician to keep wiring inspected and up to date.

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564 Main St/Hwy #16, Neepawa. Brahmas Restaurant & Steakhouse. MLS# 1830999 2 acres, fully equipped, modern, built In 2006. Access off highway #16, ideal truck stop, commercial location.

98 Bay St, Gladstone. $145,000 Great Family home. 2+2 bdrm, 1.5 bath Priced to sell! Immaculate!

17 Isabel St, Kelwood. MLS#1700991 Many upgrades, great retirement or starter home!

Acreage, Eden. MLS#1900112 2+2 bdrm, 2 bath, att. garage. 80 acres of pasture/recreational land. 2 mi West of Eden on Polonia Rd & 1 Mile north on Rd #89.

Liz Sumner 204-476-6362

John Nelson 204-476-6719

384 Lilly St, Neepawa. MLS#1915079, $227,000 3 bdrm, 2 bath, many renos. Dbl det gar & parking pad/patio.

Rodney White 204-841-4800

Erin Woodcock 204-868-5559

Hobby Farm, Kelwood, MB. MLS#1725242 Your dream hobby farm. Land, Corrals, barn. You will want to see this place!

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Alzheimer’s Memory Walk in Neepawa brings in a crowd

The annual Manitoba Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, hosted at Country Meadows Personal Care Home in Neepawa on June 20, attracted over 164 participants this year.

By Marsha Forgue Submitted On Thursday, June 20, the Manitoba Alzheimer’s Memory Walk was held at Country Meadows. The walk was well attended, with more than 164 participants. Thank you to Bill and Betty McLaren for leading the walk in the antique fire truck and to Mary Porter, of the Neepawa Handy-Van, for providing a ride for any participants who needed one. To all the staff, families, walk committee and volunteers at Country Meadows, thank you for all your dedication and assistance to this event. Your generosity of

time allows us to have such an important event at the Neepawa Personal Care Home, where 64 residents were able to participate in the evening. Neepawa raised more than $4,000 to go to the Manitoba Alzheimer’s Society. Thank you to everyone for their generosity in

making the event a success. Thank you to Swamp Gas, SUBMITTED PHOTOS who provided great post Local band, Swamp Gas, provided entertainment for the attendees after the walk entertainment. Ice Manitoba Alzheimer’s Memory Walk at Country Meadows finished. cream treats were enjoyed by everyone courtesy of HyLife foods, thank you. Beautiful Plains School Division held its staff recognition evening Country Meadows will be on June 12, 2019 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Neepawa looking forward to June 2020 to host the event once again next year!

Kids in Kindergarten – Gr. 6 are invited to V.B.S.

This Summer’s Mane Event!

New Friends - Fun Experiments - Stampede Sports Delicious Snacks - Wild Bible Adventures - Incredible Music at Vacation Bible School!!

Sun, July 7 – Wed, July 10 • 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm Neepawa First Baptist Church For more info call 204-476-2853

This annual event recognizes teaching staff, support staff and school trustees for long service, leaving service and retirements. Back Row: Dave Sawchuk, Ray Kulbacki, Jennifer Jordan, Ryan Robson, Eric Gaudet, Danny Tardiff, Randy Novak. Front Row: Glenda MacPhee, Katherine Malfait, Claudette Christison, Corrie Kulbacki, Angela Weisgerber, Sylvie Tomoniko, Patricia James, Tammy Dudenhoffer

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Friday, July 5, 2019 Neepawa Banner & Press  

In this week's paper, read about a local business being purchased by Neepawa/Gladstone Co-op, some new additions at the Roxy theatre, TAC Ve...

Friday, July 5, 2019 Neepawa Banner & Press  

In this week's paper, read about a local business being purchased by Neepawa/Gladstone Co-op, some new additions at the Roxy theatre, TAC Ve...