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Friday, October 4, 2019 • Vol.124 No. 10 • Neepawa, Manitoba

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By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press The Neepawa Salvation Army is getting back into the busy season, with upcoming programs, events and even a name change. To reflect the organization’s greater role in the community, the thrift store and food bank organization is now called Neepawa Community Ministries Centre (NCMC). Though the name has changed, the organization is still affiliated with the Salvation Army group. Community ministries director Amanda NaughtonGale explained that the area’s territorial headquarters of the Salvation Army had been looking into different departments and extensions, including Neepawa’s, to decide if they qualify under the label they had been given. Neepawa was known as an extension unit, but the Salvation Army determined that this community was operating in a greater capacity than just an extension. “We really are our own ministry unit. We may not have a corp or a church, but we really are doing the work of the Salvation Army amongst ourselves,” Naughton-Gale explained. “We do kind of answer to our divisional headquarters, but we have a community council that plans and directs what we do here in our own operations.” Mentioning the community council, Naughton-Gale added that they’re always looking for more people to join the council. “If there are people interested in developing programming, or helping out further with the planning of Christmas hampers, or how the food bank works, or even how the thrift store operates and all of those other types of things, then we would love for them to approach us to see what that means to sit on our council,” she expressed. Naughton-Gale can be reached at the thrift store at 204476-5869 or, or in person. Continued on Page 9

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Demolition began on this old building in Neepawa on Wednesday morning. Located on Fifth and Hamilton, the building is being taken down by P. Baker Backhoe to make room for further expansion of Budz ‘N Bloom. The additional space will be used as an extension of the daycare’s existing playground. The building was once Casi’s Machine Works and then a wine supplies store.


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Above: Pictured from left to right are Miles for Mental Health committee members Jennifer Davie, Heather Krutkewich, Sheri Smelski, Sherri Hollier, Mark Perret t and Nichelle Desilets; speakers Jacy de Koning and John Lackey; and committee members Diane Martin, Claire McCannell and Tammy Dudenhoffer. Left: Participants started their runs and walks for mental health in the early morning hours of Aug. 25. By Cassandra Wehrhahn

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The numbers are in. This year’s Neepawa Miles for Mental Health Fun Run raised approximately $3,000 to support mental health initiatives. The funds were raised through registration fees, raffles and merchandise and donations. A total of 95 participants registered for the run, with a majority signing up online prior to the event. The theme for 2019 was men’s mental health. Don Walmsley, who acted as master of ceremonies, provided some words prior to the run, and shared statistics related to men’s mental health. Discussions and speeches– provided by John Lackey and Jacy de Koning– touched on items such as the influence of traditional gender roles and toxic masculinity on one’s mental health and the effects of stigma. They also discussed the importance of

talking, to help those affected by mental health issues to realize it’s okay to talk about those issues, and as a stepping stone towards taking action. Currently, there are no confirmed plans on how to allocate the money. Camp Hope was one considered option, but unfortunately did not prove viable at this time. However, the Miles for Mental Health Committee hopes to support a program like Camp Hope in future years. For now, the committee is encouraging its members, and citizens in the Banner area to be creative and consider different approaches that could be taken to provide mental health support and workshops. Readers are encouraged to visit the Miles for Mental Health website to submit ideas ( com/view/neepawamilesformentalhealth). “We were extremely happy with the support from businesses and the

general sense of increasing awareness and understanding,” said Miles for Mental Health Committee member Diane Martin. “That sense of helping people understand mental health issues, the connection between mental health and physical activity and the impact of having support.” Martin noted that plans for next year’s run are already in place for Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. The committee is looking at different ways to inspire others and encourage more people to participate. As part of this, video functionality has been added to the group’s website. If you or a loved one is struggling with or seeking support for a mental health issue, a list of resources can be found on the Miles for Mental Health website under the links tab.

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OCTOBER 4, 2019

Deja Vu all over again


Last year’s Deja Vu concert was based on music of the Woodstock era. Ron Nordstrom and Val Jarema took part in the concert, performing old hits from Sonny and Cher.

By Ron Nordstrom Submitted Local performers are gearing up for this year’s version of Deja Vu, a concert that will have the audience strolling down memory lane. This year’s theme is Canadian artists, as musicians will be performing the music of Stompin Tom, Shania Twain, Neil Young, The Tragically Hip, Anne Murray, Colin James, Ian and Sylvia, Blue Rodeo and many others.

The concert is organized by LunchMoney, a local band composed of Greg Fleck, Hughie McLaughlin, Jim Danino and Ron Nordstrom. The concert they organized last year celebrated the music of the Woodstock era. This year, the group decided to focus on the music of Canadian artists, as there are so many outstanding Canadian musicians. Other performers are all local musicians, including Mavis Rowe, John Cullen, Colin McNairnay, Blair Chap-

man, Bud Johnson, Shawn Woods, Val Jarema– and a

few surprises. Proceeds for this year’s concert will go to two very worthy causes. One is ArtsForward, an organization that promotes the development of the performing and visual arts at a grassroots level. The other is the expansion of Budz ’N Bloom Daycare. With the influx of young adults in our community, the need for more daycare space is obvious. The concert is at the Roxy Theatre in Neepawa on Oct. 19 at 7:30. Tickets are available in advance at ArtsForward, Beautiful Plains Credit Union and Harris Pharmacy. Tickets are also available at the door, at a slightly higher cost than advance prices. Last year’s concert was sold out, so be sure to get your tickets soon.

Auditions are being held for Strathclair Drama Club’s 38th Annual Production

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In the article entitled, From local ministry to international missions, published in the Sept. 27 edition of the Neepawa Banner & Press, there was a small typo. Referencing time Jeanie Lee spent in international missions, the article mistakenly noted that she spent four years in Bethlehem. Lee spent four months in Bethlehem, not four years. In the article entitled, New school year brings new additions, published in the Sept. 20 edition of the Neepawa Banner & Press, the update about Turtle River School Division was missing Glenella in the list of communities in which the division has schools. The Banner & Press apologize for the above errors.

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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Can’t have it both ways



by Chad Carpenter

Collapse seems inevitable


have been predicting for a while now that the recycling industry will collapse. It’s a shame, really, but without huge changes in policy, attitude and funding, recycling will cease to exist in many parts of Canada and especially in Manitoba. Nearly everyone has seen the dramatic footage of the 60 containers of sub-standard recyclables that ended up in the Philippines. President Duterte, known for equal parts of harshness, determination and drama, sent them back to Canada. Disposing of the trashy mixture became the financial and physical responsibility of the Canadian government, as reportedly, the company that sent the containers from Canada to the Philippines could not be traced to seek remedy. China, along with many other countries, has shut the door to North American recyclables, as the markets have disappeared. Nearly everyone has seen the effects of reckless and irresponsible disposal of garbage and recyclables, be it on private land, public property or dumped into our waterways and oceans. The CBC recently did a story on how illegal recycling depots are being shut down in Asian countries, as authorities clamp down due to health and environmental concerns. The world has a problem, Canada has a problem and Manitoba certainly has a problem. The most visible recyclable, the basic unit of recycling, namely the beer bottle or beer can, is subject to a 10 cent levy. If you buy a beer, you pay the 10 cents. If you take back a can or bottle, you get 10 cents. That makes sense (pun


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Local governments are facing a tidal wave of costs for disposing of recyclables, as there is almost no market for any of this stuff any more.

intended). In Manitoba, that’s about where common sense ends. While everyone pays lip service to recycling, including governments at municipal and provincial levels, there are very weak regulations and absolutely no financial incentive to recycle. When recyclables do get to a depot, they are affectionately called “co-mingled”. That’s a polite term for a crappy mess. No matter how diligently a person cleans, sorts and lays out their recycling, it all goes in the same garbage truck, it all gets lumped together and if contaminated, as it often is, it goes to the landfill. There are many problems with recycling and there may be many solutions. Local governments are facing a tidal wave of costs for disposing of recyclables, as there is almost no market for any of this stuff any more. Yes, aluminum cans and beer cans have value, but many plastics aren’t being accepted. Paper and cardboard aren’t worth much. It is an im-

pending disaster. I am planning on doing some more research on recycling and I invite other opinions and ideas. Is clean burn the answer? How about higher levies and refunds to the gatherers and handlers? Can glass be economically ground and re-used? There is no question that garbage and recycling is piling up at amazing rates. Both are causing huge health and environmental issues, but what is the solution? Standing still and ignoring the problem is not the answer. I invite your ideas. Please email me, Ken, at kwaddell@neepawabanner. com or Micah at

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cross our communities, we wonder why young people aren’t getting more involved. Last week, I saw why. On Friday, youth across the world took part in a climate strike. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t following it very closely, but I was bombarded by examples of adults acting like children. In posts, comments and memes, I saw adults mocking the young participants, telling them they were wasting their time, MY telling them all PERSPECTIVE the other things they should be doing, accusing them of not being committed Kate to the cause be- Jackman-Atkinson cause they own a cell phone or buy new clothes.  It was a pretty depressing weekend on social media.  Youth protesting for change has been a part of growing up in the developed world for most of the last century.  Youth have probably been protesting for change even at times when to do so was punishable by death. Those living today protested against wars, they protested against totalitarian regimes by going to war, they marched in the streets for civil rights and gender equality. They skipped school to go to rock concerts. I’m sure their parents and grandparents thought they were wrong, wasting their time and didn’t understand the nuances or realities of what they were protesting. The difference was that back then, a bunch of strangers weren’t calling you names online. This isn’t a column about climate change or what governments should be doing. This is a column about what we need to do if we want our communities to survive. It seems that when people aren’t complaining about youth getting involved, they’re complaining about them being self involved, worried only about social media and the latest iPhone. It can’t be both ways, we can’t both chastise youth for not being involved and too involved. When we tell kids to care about the broader community, the world beyond themselves, we can’t mock them when they do. Our backgrounds, experiences and interests mean we all care about different issues.   I frequently hear concern about the lack of new people getting involved in community organizations and boards. People wonder how our communities’ organizations will continue without new blood and energy.  We struggle to fill the seats for school boards and municipal councils. It’s a lucky organization that isn’t actively looking for a few more helping hands. If I were a young person looking to get involved in the community, what have I seen over the last week? I have seen repeated again and again the message that I’m not worthy because I’m not flawless; that unless I’m 110 per cent in, I’m not devoted enough to push for something I care about. I’ve been told that I can’t care about the environment because I have a cell phone, that I can’t want to clean up waterways because I haven’t cleaned the house. How many of us adults are held to these standards? We’ve shown youth that people won’t engage on issues, they’ll mock them for being young and naive and passionate. Who would want to step up and get involved? I’m not saying that youth should make all the decisions or that we shouldn’t help educate them about the things they don’t know or understand, but we should be engaging in ideas, education and sharing information between generations on a personal basis, not anonymously mocking online.  Today’s youth will spend much longer living with our decisions and at least recognizing that would be a good start. We live in a free society and can’t tell others what they should care about. Would we rather our youth cared only about the latest outfit, tech gadget or celebrity du jour? I wouldn’t.


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OCTOBER 4, 2019

Gratitude month, part one


aving never researched the topic in detail, I don’t know why Americans celebrate Thanksgiving six weeks later than we do in Canada. I just know that they do and I’m not about to argue with them over whose day is the right day. My focus is on the day itself and its significance to my life and the lives of those I know. On Thanksgiving Day, we express our thanks for the blessings we have received in the previous year. And we pledge that we will, to the best of our ability, follow St. Paul’s advice to give thanks in all circumstances and at all times, even though we may not always feel like being thankful or giving thanks. Our ancestors (those who came to this area, broke the land, set up farms, built businesses and formed the towns and villages in which we live) were thankful people. For them, Thanksgiving wasn’t just another holiday. It was a day to celebrate productive fields, plentiful gardens and


FAITHFULLY YOURS Neil Strohschein healthy animals. It was a day when people extended their thanks to neighbours and friends who had worked on threshing crews, helped stack hay and come to their aid when they were going through difficult times. For t he s e s et t le r s , Thanksgiving was a day in which they could take pride in what they had been able to achieve. They had worked hard in the previous five to six months. They had enough food in storage to feed their families and help neighbours who hadn’t been so fortunate. They had put up enough hay, straw and grain to feed their animals until new crops could be harvested. Their summer’s work was done. They could now relax, take some time off and enjoy spending those hours with families and friends.

The settlers who came to this part of Canada were each given one quarter section of land on which to build a farm and a home. They were grateful for what they had been given. They didn’t ask for or expect anything more. They worked hard and they worked together. They trusted each other and they relied on each other. The achievements of one were celebrated by all. The hard work done by one motivated others to do the same. Sadly, especially in North America, the attitude shown by those who celebrated the first Thanksgiving seems to be fading. In its place, there appears to be a growing sense of entitlement– the feeling that because of who we are, where we live and what we do, we are entitled to benefits that no one else

should receive. This attitude can be found in every strata of society, right up to and including the highest levels of government. Instead of using their skills, talents and resources to add value to the lives of others and profit in direct proportion to the value added, people use their position and power to increase their profit at the expense of others. And this focus on “me, my and mine” could well lead to the destruction of our economy and our country. So for the next few weeks, I invite you to explore with me the benefits of developing and displaying an attitude of gratitude. I will begin by defining the term and then show how a spirit of gratitude can deliver us from a sense of entitlement and help change our world. My hope and prayer is that the thoughts shared will be the seed that will change our thinking to such an extent that every day of every year will be a Thanksgiving Day.

Binge reading

t isn’t often that I really want to read. The work I do involves regular reading and studying, therefore to pick up a book and lose myself for a time is wonderful, but rare these days. Some days, as many others, my eyes are squinty and tired, and it is easier to veg in front of the television than do anything. And yes, I know, watching another blue light isn’t all that helpful! I was seeking an escape read, and the staff at our library are good– they pegged me. Started with a couple of lightweights, enjoyable, entertaining– not requiring thinking or actually learning anything from them. And that is escape reading. And then we hit the jackpot! Patrick Taylor, an MD and a man of words, a Northern Ireland story teller. A James Herriot, only with people, not animals. I am entertained, I am compulsive

HOMEBODIES Rita Friesen reading and I am learning something of medical situations, human relations and words. Famous quotes and snippets of poetry dot the conversations. I think that is the exciting thing for me, the combination of words, the turn of a phrase, colour and movement with letters. The books that I have read, and I will read more of his, include a glossary, allowing me to understand what I am reading! Most I get from the context, but I still double check. Argybargy, voluble disagreement. Away off and feel your head, you’re being stupid. Beagle’s gowl, and I admit I read that as growl the first couple of times, is a very

long way; the distance over which the cry of a beagle can be heard. There are expressions which I can not imagine I will have the opportunity to include in casual conversation: like the sidewall of a house– huge, especially when applied to someone’s physical build; nutcrackers– med slang for neurosurgeons; piss artist– an alcoholic. Again, may I never need to use these lovely descriptive words! Many of the expressions used in Ulster are familiar here, have been forever. Rug rats, guttersnipe, knickers in a knot, lummox, snotters. One of the phrases took me way back. I have no idea where my dad picked it up,

probably from reading– I’m not so green as I’m cabbage looking. That is one I get to use! There are times when it is assumed that I am gullible, ready to buy a pig in a poke. I know a little bit about a lot of things and lot about a few things. Ready to exchange ideas and entertain new thoughts, but not an easy sell. The combination of familiar quotes also reminded me of my father. He was a learned man who loved reading and poetry, had a quote for every situation, an appropriate quote. Old masters, Shakespeare, new (for him) poets like Robert Frost, the Bible, and the Saturday comics. There wasn’t a chance he could sit near the printed word without picking it up and reading it. Bonus, I have found an author I appreciate, and many of the pages comfort me, strengthen my values, and refresh memories.



By Addy Oberlin t is a very cool morning. In some parts of the province the temperature was below zero. The sky is grey and there is a stiff breeze blowing. The furnace is doing its job to keep the house warm. My poor dog, who just went to the groomer a few days ago, looks for places to warm up. We are starting a new month again. The summer is finished and we are in the middle of fall. They are even predicting snow here this weekend. However, I have nothing to complain about. My heart is warm, I can hop in my car to go to the store and to the post office to pick up my mail. An extra blanket on the bed will keep me warm at night. Paul says in Philippians 4:11 “I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” This is a big lesson to be learned. May we know that each new day is precious and that we will be content, knowing that God is with us at all times.



A nod to the town

Thumbs up to the Neepawa Council and everyone involved in making Neepawa a town of comfort and activity. There are some quiet townsfolk that see you all making a difference and really do approve. Moving forward is a lot more productive than not moving at all. The town is experiencing its pockets of activity from a variety of sources. New school, fire hall, daycare, sports courts, sidewalks, pothole filling, parking lot paving and not only businesses getting facelifts, but home owners are improving their spaces. Also a shout out to the beautiful plants around town this year. I love Neepawa, it’s a safe, special place. If one wants to go out and look for the negative, for sure it can be found. For myself, I’ve had the privilege of travelling to many places and seeing many things. I have made many friends from around the world right here in Neepawa and if we listened to their experiences, we would learn of the positiveness we have here in our Neepawa. In the game called life, all paths lead somewhere and someone must start a path so others can all join in. Sharon Soroka Neepawa MB Note: This letter was submitted as a thumbs up, but is over the 100 word limit for the Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down section.


Mr. Trudeau was part of a school production. It was 20 years ago. I don’t care what happened 20 years ago. I care about today. The political rhetoric that has happened over the last several days should not overshadow the issues that should be addressed in this campaign. Agriculture, rural development, investment in local jobs, people. Where do those fit into our campaign, local, provincial or national? Continued on Page 24

Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to all the gardeners who have shared their garden produce so generously over the past weeks. Much appreciated! Dorothy Harris (on behalf of Elks Manor tenants) Neepawa, MB

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Greenland is the 12th largest country in the world in terms of area, but its population this year is 56,672. This is the country that allegedly Donald Trump had asked his advisers about buying. The enormous Arctic island is an autonomous territory of Denmark and is best known for being largely covered in ice. Most Greenlanders live in the fjords in the southwest of the main island, where the climate is “milder”. The climate is arctic to subarctic, meaning cool summers and cold winters, with recorded temperatures as low as -70°C. Brrrrr! Greenland is noted for its vast tundra and immense glaciers. For at least one day a year, there’s an entire day of darkness in this freezing region and also a full day of sunshine. There are 16 major towns with surrounding settlements, however none of the towns are interconnected with roads. Roads in Greenland are only within town limits. Nature provides barriers with mountains, fjords and ice sheets. Although dogsleds and snowmobiles are used, shipping and air service are the main means of transport. Tour Greenland and take a sunset cruise among the icebergs, sea kayak among the seals, go on a dog sledding tour, take a hike to see the glaciers or take a helicopter tour to see stunning scenery and get some amazing photos. Animals flourish in the sea and on land, such as whales, seals, polar bears, Arctic foxes, snow hares and reindeer, to name but a few. A visit to the National Museum for a preview into all the cultures that have existed in this frozen island nation will help explain their history and geological wonders. Greenland was first settled by a series of nomadic Inuit people in prehistoric times. Around 986 AD, the west coast of Greenland was settled by the Vikings, led by Erik the Red. Wanting to lure settlers there, he gave it the name Greenland and it worked (it does sound better than Iceland). There’s plenty of archaeological evidence to suggest that waves of settlers came and perished in this barren land. The Danish colonized Greenland in the 18th century and it became a part of the country of Denmark in 1953. It is still part of the Danish Crown, but is self-governed. Denmark controls the area’s foreign relations and defense. The official language is Greenlandic, with Danish and English as second languages. The Greenlandic people are primarily Inuit. Greenlandic is closely related to languages spoken by the Inuit in Canada. Greenland is almost totally barren of trees, although some dwarfed birch, willow and alder scrub do manage to survive in sheltered valleys in the south. Agriculture is possible on about 1 per cent of Greenland’s total area and this is in the southern, ice-free regions. There is some sheep farming and commercial greenhouses. Fishing is the major industry and export. The main food source in Greenland in the past and now is heavily based on meat, mainly seal and whale. Reindeer, muskox, birds and other game are also common, as well as cod, salmon, flounder, halibut and Arctic char. There aren’t many vegetarians there. Everyone in Greenland knows how to make a reindeer stew. A traditional delicacy, “Mattak”, is whale skin that is eaten raw. Mattak is rich in vitamin C and important in the diet of indigenous people. The national dish of Greenland is a meat soup called suaasat. Normally, it will contain seal, whale, reindeer or seabirds and be seasoned with salt, pepper, onions and bay leaves. A kaffemik is a celebration with a gathering of friends and family for any occasions that need a gathering. A true favourite of a kaffemik is kalaallit kaagiat or Greenlandic cake. Really a bread, it is an easy recipe to make. Kalaallit Kaagiat 1/2 cup sugar 2 1/4 tsp. dry active yeast 1/2 cup raisins 3 to 4 cups flour 1/2 cup butter 1 tablespoon milk 1 cup boiling water 1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar 1 tsp. sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/4 cup lukewarm water Place sugar, raisins and butter in a bowl. Add boiling water and leave until butter melts. In a small bowl, dissolve 1 tsp. sugar in the lukewarm water. Sprinkle yeast on top and leave 5-10 minutes, until it becomes foamy. Add yeast to the first ingredients and mix to combine. Mix in 2 cups of the flour. Add more flour, a little at a time, until you have a soft and elastic dough. Knead for 5 minutes. Put in a lightly greased bowl and grease the top of dough. Cover with a cloth and put in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour, until doubled in size. Punch the dough down and shape into a round. Place on a greased cookie sheet and let rise for 30 minutes. Brush the top with milk and bake at 375°F for 30 minutes. Reduce oven to 350° F. Bake for another 15 minutes, or until it sounds hollow when tapped. When out of the oven, combine the confectioner’s sugar and the cardamom. Dust over the cake.



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Central School memories


This photo from Feb., 1932, pictures teachers from Neepawa Central School. Back row (from left): Hazel Kellington, Lena McKenzie, P.H. Hannay, T.J. Wilson and P. Palmiter. Front row: Gwen Sanders, Miss Gray, Miss Henderson (nurse), Miss Christie and Vera Cochrane.

By Rick Sparling For the Neepawa Banner & Press This week’s Central School memory comes from Gail Cathcart. When I was in Grade 2, my teacher was Mrs. Vera Cochrane. She lived with her brother, Mr. Harrison, in a quaint house on Brown Ave., just east of where the Ford gar-

age used to be. In her room, she had a massive storage closet and in this closet she had a large collection of scrapbooks about the Dionne quintuplets. It was amazing as she must have collected hundreds of pictures of these famous babies.

Our treat for behaving in the classroom was to be able to look through these books. I was always baby fascinated as a young girl so this was an extremely exciting thing to do. Eventually, she moved to Winnipeg and I have often wondered what became of those scrapbooks.

New organization starting up new daycare in Minnedosa By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press A shortage of daycare spaces points to a growing community. Although it’s a good problem to have, it’s still one that needs solving. Eight local parents in Minnedosa have come together to help solve the shortage in their community.

Valley Life Beginnings Inc. (VLB) started up a few months ago and became incorporated just last month. They are working on opening a new daycare centre, in the building where the medical clinic used to be, at 129 2nd Ave. SW in Minnedosa. The current daycare in Minnedosa is undergoing an expansion, which will

allow for 32 children, and there are a few home daycares in the community, but every available child care space in town is full. VLB wants to add 32 more spaces through their new centre, with eight spaces for infants under two years of age and 24 for preschool aged children. Continued on Page 23

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Rural Outlook

OCTOBER 4, 2019


New process, new term length for agricultural crown land leases Future leases to be awarded by public auction

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson Neepawa Banner & Press Next month, livestock producers will once again have the ability to enter into long-term leases for agricultural crown lands (ACL), but there will be some major changes to the program. Last week, the Provincial government announced details regarding the new Agricultural Crown Lands Program, which were the result of two phases of consultations. The issuance of new leases had been on hold while the provincial government made changes they hoped would make the program easier to administer and modernize the way these lands are allocated and the conditions under which farmers can rent them. Across Manitoba, there are 1.45 million acres of forage Crown Lands, rented to approximately 1,750 leaseholders to provide both grazing and hay. There are also 11,000 acres of Crown Land used to grow crops, however, there were few changes to how these lands will be allocated or the rental rates charged to used them.

Leases to be awarded by auction The biggest change is that starting this November, new forage leases will be awarded by public auction. Previously, interested producers completed a sixpage application form and were scored on a variety of factors, such as age and existing land-holdings. The applicant with the highest score was awarded the lease and appeals were frequent, especially in areas where Crown Lands were in high demand. Now, each piece of land will have a $200 administrative reserve. The amount bid over the reserve during the auction will represent the cost of acquiring the lease. For the term of the lease, the winning bidder will pay an annual rental rate, calculated from a formula based on the average beef price, the land’s forage capacity and a set rate of return for the provincial government. In addition changing how the leases are allocated, the maximum term length for forage leases has been

reduced from 50 years, to 15 years. The term lengths for crop leases remain unchanged, at five years. The new length represents a compromise between existing and prospective leaseholders— long enough to encourage investment and proper management, but short enough that the lands are available to new and growing producers. The new legislation also opens leases to more producers; it eliminates the cap on the number of animals a leaseholder can have, allows bands and Hutterite colonies to obtain a communally held lease and allows any Canadian citizen or permanent resident who meets the eligibility requirements to hold a lease. Wording was also amended to require the leaseholder to be “actively involved in the haying, grazing or cropping of the land,” as opposed to just the management of the lands. One of the frequent complaints about the previous system was a lack of enforcement. Under the new regulations, any leaseholders found to be non-compliant can have their leases cancelled. If a

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leaseholder provides false information, is found to be ineligible or has not made a payment, they can be prohibited from obtaining a lease or temporary permit for up to five years. However, no new resources will be allocated to enforcement, as the Province expects the more streamlined auction process to free up time for existing ACL staff to devote to compliance and enforcement. Impact on existing lease holders Existing leases will remain in place for their original term and leaseholders with less than 15 years remaining will have the option of extending their term until Dec. 31,

Gladstone Auction Mart Cattle Market Report October 1, 2019 Steers

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2034. However, existing leaseholders will likely be paying more. In 2020, the rental rate will be the average of the rate paid in 2019 and rental rate calculated by the rental formula. From 2021 until the end of the lease term, the rate will be determined by the rental rate formula. Under the previous system, leases could be transferred to an eligible family member or with the sale of a farm and a new lease of up to 50 years was issued. Under the new program,

only the remaining term of a lease can be transferred to an eligible family member. New applications for unit transfers, the transfer of Crown leases with the sale of a farm, are on hold as the government undertakes additional consultations. The Province has said that new leases won’t be able to be transferred to a nonfamily member. While the dates haven’t been released, auctions for the 2020 season are expected to be held starting this November.

CUT-RITE MEATS Ed and Heather Lavich would like to announce the opening of


a newly designed and government inspected facility. Welcoming LORNE NAGORSKI as our GM-MASTER BUTCHER Services from our highly trained staff include: • Custom slaughter, cut and wrap • 14 Day booking time for slaughter • Local delivery available • We purchase cows, cull cows and fat cattle • Wild game accepted We are located between Carberry and Neepawa in the R.M. of Norh Cypress-Langford. Same location as Fishhut.

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Looking Back

OCTOBER 4, 2019

1979: Eden fire hall ready for another 30 years

By Cassandra Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press

110 years ago, Tuesday, October 5, 1909 T he pu r l o i n i n g o f vegetables from gardens in the east end of the town has gone beyond practical joking, and a volley of shots is proposed as a deterrent by one of the sufferers who declares that there will be some bad blood spilled. 100 years ago, Friday, October 3, 1919 France insists on complete disarmament of Germany. 90 years ago, Tuesday, October 1, 1929 Preliminaries are being arranged to have Canadian nationality recognized in the census to be taken in 1931. When Joe Slominski returned home to Detroit after an absence of 17 months, he found that he had died and been buried and that $200 had been taken from his estate to pay the undertaker. He is suing the undertaker for the return of the $200. 80 years ago, Tuesday, October 3, 1939 The R. C. M. P. are to be put on a war-time basis. The new uniforms of the Canadian Army have been completely changed. There will be no buttons to shine and no puttees. The Reichstag is to meet this week to hear a declaration from Hitler, believed to be a peace offer that will be conveyed to the Allies by Italy. A Polish government was sworn in at Paris last week, but Germany says that the Polish land taken by her will be used for soil for German farmers.

German Communist leaders have been released from Nazi concentration camps. Note: The Nazi party began imprisoning “undesirables”, holding them in jail, since they came into power officially in 1933. Incarceration at “internment camps”– concentration camps– began after Dachau was established that same year, in March. As time went on, more main camps, along with many more sub-camps were erected. Some camps were labelled with euphemistic names, such as “care facilities for foreign children.” With camps, subcamps, and ghettos combined, an estimated 42,500 facilities were established between 1933 and 1945. Berlin alone had nearly 3,000 camps. The so-called “undesirables” the fascist Nazi regime imprisoned and killed includes: political opponents, Communists, Socialists, Social Democrats, Jewish people, Roma (Gypsies), Jehovahs Witnesses, LGBT+ people– specifically gay people, people perceived as or suspected of being gay, or mislabelled as gay men (ie: Transgender women); and more. The Jewish Virtual Library estimates that as many as 1520 million people may have died in the various camps and ghettos. 70 years ago, Thursday, October 6, 1949 W. G. Pollock, who ser ved as mayor of Neepawa for 17 years, will mark his 89th birthday, Sat urday, Oct. 8. He retired as mayor in 1947. 60 years ago, Friday, October 2, 1959 The Neepawa Green Thumbs Garden Club held its first Achievement Day on September 26, in the basement of Gordon Church. Fifteen members


This relic, pictured on Main Street in Eden, 1979, was all set to stand for another 30 years. Former residents Martha and Harold Winters of Winnipeg began restoring the old fire hall during the previous fall. The hall was moved from its original location to the cement pad. Two fire-fighting machines, one housed inside, stood as memories of days gone by.

d i s p l ay e d v e g e t a b l e s grown in their gardens. W. O. Lee judged these d isplays and awarded ribbons according to the quality. 50 years ago, Thursday, October 2, 1969 Mrs. Isaac Grudeski, of R id i ng Mou nt a i n, received congratulations from Wa lter Zeke for winning the Rural Home Grounds Competition.

with many reminiscences and reacquaintances of 50 years ago. Thirty-one of the original Normal School Class of 1929-30 were in attendance. Along with escorts, 42 people sat down to supper. Three former teachers, R. M. Stevenson, principal; W. J. Henderson and Miss Cadman, have passed away. Miss Hamilton still lives at Dauphin. Six of the original 49 students have also passed away.

40 years ago, Thursday, October 4, 1979 A 50th reunion of the 1929-30 Dauphin Normal School Class was held at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg on Sept. 8. The reunion was in the form of a supper, singsong and dance, along

30 years ago, Tuesday, October 3, 1989 The Grades 5 and 6 classes from the Glenella School had quite a lesson in history last Friday. Twenty-f ive students spent a day at Tenby’s old one-room schoolhouse learning about the way

things were in Manitoba’s education system. The br ick structure, located about five miles sout heast of Glenel la, opened in 1905. It closed 63 years later, a victim of school consolidation, and a student hadn’t crossed its threshold since. But the place came alive one more time last Friday, thanks to the efforts of Glenella school teacher Harvey Walker, who, in a way, was returning to his roots. Walker has taught in Glenella for 25 years, but his first teaching job was in a one-room schoolhouse in Golden Stream, south of Gladstone. 20 years ago, Saturday, October 2, 1999 This past week saw the

opening of the palliative care room at the Seven Regions Health Centre in Gladstone. On hand to cut the ribbon for the off icial opening were Gwen Wishart and Murray Graham. W it h pl a n n i n g a nd preparat ion, the room was completed in just over a year, with the labour done by in-house staff and volunteers. Total cost of the project was between $8,000 and $9,000, with $8,000 coming from the Seven Reg ions Health Foundat ion. Wit h t he room complete, ma ny organizat ions came together to help furnish and complete the room to make it comfortable to both the patient and the family members who will use the room.

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Fashion show to kick off NCMC fall season Neepawa man claims

unequal treatment

from Winnipeg to come Continued from Page 1 We felt that we wanted to for the meeting to explain Along with the new name, showcase what we’re doing in what the program is and By Kate Jackman-Atkinson the Neepawa Community how Neepawa could get Neepawa Banner & Press the community and what the Ministries Centre (NCMC) one started. A meeting isn’t has planned an all new thrift store has to offer. A Neepawa man is calling out the Spruce Plains RCMP scheduled yet, but once it is, event, coming up this week. over unequal treatment, after reporting a case of what he – Amanda Naughton-Gale NCMC will be spreading The Feed Your Soul Fashsaid was persistent harassment and sexual assault. Edwin NCMC director the word. “We just want to ion Show is scheduled for www.neepawapress.comSt. • August 26, 2015waiting • Page 11for a response from the local deJohn is still Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 food bank. “We want to their child’s name on the list at least start a meeting and tachment, after initially approaching them a month ago. pm, at the thrift store. “It’s show people that the rea- for a chance to take part. get people to a place where St. John, along with his wife Kim, have lived in Yellowour very first real fund- son we have the thrift store She noted that they can’t they can discuss, ‘What does head Manor since March. St. John said that a few months raiser outside of our kettle is because it is our way of guarantee anyone a spot, as this look like? 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Chambers offer opportunities to meet the candidates Banner Staff Neepawa Banner & Press As the federal election nears, two local Chambers of Commerce have organized events to help voters meet the candidates. Canadians will go to polls on Oct. 21. In the Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa constituency, voters will chose from six candidates: Dan Mazier (Conservative Party of Canada), Cathy Scofield-Singh (Liberal Party), Laverne Lewycky (NDP), Kate Storey (Green), Jenni Johnson (Christian Heritage) and Frank Godon (People’s Party). On Oct. 7, at noon at the Minnedosa Golf Course, the Minnedosa Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Lunch with the Candidates”. The event is open to both

Chamber members and the general public. The Minnedosa event has confirmed that Mazier, Johnson, Gordon, Lewycky and Storey will be attending. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Neepawa & District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a meet and greet. Taking place at the Neepawa Legion at 7 p.m., the event will give each candidate five minutes to talk about their party’s platform and themselves. Then, members of the public can talk to the candidates one-on-one at individual tables they’ll have set up. This event is also open to the public, as well as Chamber members. The Neepawa Chamber has confirmed that Mazier, Lewycky, Storey, Johnson and Godon will be attending.

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On Sept. 26, Neepawa’s new bike park got a little greener, with the addition of 52 new trees. The oak, maple and pine trees were planted in partnership with Tree Canada and Home Homeware, as part of an annual program. Across Canada, Home Hardware stores in partnership with Tree Canada plant $100,000 worth of trees every year. From left: Denis Saquet (Town of Neepawa), Ken Fosty (Tree Canada), Michelle Gerrard (Neepawa Home Hardware) and Darryl Gerrard (Neepawa Home Hardware and Town of Neepawa).

Ste. Rose du Lac Oct. 11-13, 2019 Friday, Oct. 11

Saturday, Oct. 12

• 9:00 a.m.: 730 CKDM Live Kick Off, Ste. Rose Variety Shop. • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Jolly Club Luncheon and Bake Sale, Ste. Rose Jolly Club. • 4:30 p.m.: Movie & Snacks, Ste. Rose Hall. Hot dog, chips, and drink. • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m: Boo in Molgat Park, Molgat Park. Come dressed in your haunted best, take in all the great decorations, visit and get treated. Be sure to come early if you’re a ghost or ghoul who may get extra spooked in the dark! • 7:00 p.m.: Kinsmen Beer Gardens. Featuring live music with Caleb Rudkewich; meat draws and drink specials. Upstairs Ste. Rose Curling Rink. • 9:00 p.m: Fire Works, Burnside Park.

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Amy Ross: Charlie Brown Day Care Centre Alana Wildeboer: Municipality of Ste. Rose Lauren Bray: Westlake Community Centre Robyn Mauthe: R.O.S.E. Inc.

• 9:30 a.m.: Assembly for parade at back of Burnside Park. • 10:00 a.m.: Haunted Hoof ‘N’ Holler Parade. Pre-registration not required. Halloween themed. • 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Wagon Rides, Ste. Rose Skating Rink. • 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Craft Sale & Vendor Show. Ste. Rose Skating Rink. Admission $3, 12 + Under Free. Canteen on-site. • 12:00 p.m.: Queen Bed Races. Main Street. • 1:00 p.m.: Mud Bog & Sand Track Races. Registration: 10 am - 12 p.m. Canteen and Kinsmen Beer Gardens on–site. Kids’ bouncy castle, candy toss, coin in the straw, team tug of war. Admission $10, 12 + under free • 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.: Fabulous Fued Night. 18+ Team style games and DJ. Put together a team of four and play to win prizes.

Sunday, Oct. 13 • 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Pancake breakfast, silver collection admission, with proceeds to Ste. Amelie Ridge Riders. Ste. Rose Hall. • 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.: Diamond Disc Dog Show & Family Fun. Dog shows followed by meet and greets. Prairie Princess Parties in attendance with more family fun! • Door open at 8:00 p.m.: Kinsmen Cabaret. • 9:00 p.m.: Prairie Whiskey, followed by Trevor Johnson. • 10:00 p.m.: Crowing of the 2019 Hoof N Holler Queen.

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Far left group (from left): Craig Unger, Zack Wollmann, Terry Speiss, Merv Kuharski, John Douglas. Front centre: Rob Filipchuk, Dwayne Gardy, Wiley Speiss. Back: Tanner Mann, Mike Strelczik, Mike Speiss (Assistant Deputy Fire Chief), Ronald Santos, Dennis Humeny, Mark Zepik, Dave Humeny, Aaron Vandenbussche, Tyler Blondeau, Yves Guillas (Fire Chief), Jason Hartle (Deputy Fire Chief), Glenn Balagulan. Missing: Tim Speiss, Bodhi Speiss, Derrick McGorman, Luke Moyer, Brad Wilson, Jarred Filipchuk, Orv Grant.

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Back row (from left): Max Beaulieu (Deputy Fire Chief ), Tim Elke, Archie Whitford, Logan Dumanske (Fire Chief), Ted Pauwells, Bobby Pa r s o n s , D e s m o n d M o u s s e a u , Ka t h l e e n M c I v o r, J o h n F l e t t , Matthew Whitford. Front Row: Ray Beaulieu, Kevin Beaulieu, Dylan Racette. Missing: Terry Dayholos, Dylan Dayholos, Gabriel Beaulieu, Donald Toms, Brian Mousseau, Germain Beaulieu, Josh Lee, William Luckianchuk, Kevin Finnbogason, Nick Luckianchuk, Derek Racette Jr., Johnny Beaulieu, Chad Beaulieu.

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Keith Loney (Fire Chief), Don Menzies (dep. fire chief), Grady Stephenson (Deputy Chief), Danny Udey (Captain), Jim Brereton (Captain), Bart Witherspoon (Captain), Clyde McCallum (Captain), Billy Wright (Lieutenant), Julian Boxhorn, Lance Burton, Dell Carritt, Steve Denton, Rick DesAutels, Diane Fast, Jay Fryer, Kevin Hood, Taylor Leckie, Audrey Loney, Barb Menzies, Jordan Polasek, Gerry Rosset, Samuel Rutz, Chris Rybuck, Greg Sedor, Mike Sudak, Janice Udey, Chelsea Wright, Jory Aitken, Carter Jones.



Back row (from left): Gordon Coutts (Chief) Keith Koncz, Carter Schettler, Armin Lach, Eric Lach. Front Row: Kevin Klatt, Matthew Dayholos, Alex Kunzelman, Brandon Smith, Ryley Dayholos, Taylor Schettler. Missing: Billy Rempel, Jeff Lach, Mark Tucker, Nicole Sellers.


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MINNEDOSA Back row, from left: Johnathon Brown, Jeremy Butler, Cory Parrott,Scott Collen, Allan Betteridge, Nicholas Enns, Oliwia Jozwik, Bill Kemp, Troy Gregorash, Kevin Enns. Front row: Brad Kingdon, Tyler Jacobson, Captain Jason Cooper, Fire Chief Dean Jordan, Captain Jon Kowal, Captain Matt Saler, Adam Kowal, Marty Moyer. Missing: Deputy Chief Parry Burgess, Kelsey Abel.

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KELWOOD From left: Lamont Goossen, Deputy Fire Chief Dwayne Crandell, Robert Burton, Fire Chief Earl Burton, Joel Wiebe, Evan Penner, Byron French, Paul French, Gary Goossen. Missing: Reade Tereck, Tim Engbrecht and Donavan Penner.

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GLENELLA Back row (from left): Sheldon McDonald, Kolby McDonald, Shayne Henton, Jesse Kushner, Harvey Wiebe, Joshua McDonald, Gary Rossnagel, Clare Preisentanz, Cory Heudebourck, Don Boxall, Kenny Scott, Gordon Wilson, Justin Sawchuk, Brent Miller. Front Row: Chris Smith. Missing: Garhardt Juskowiak

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From left: Brad Meyers, Bryan McCutchin, Terry Bradley, Wanda Nemec, Leah Dear, Dave Baskerville, Justin Gingras, Tanner Gingras (in front) and Marty Warner. Missing: James Paramor, Don Unger, Terry Bennett, Michelle Bennett, Damian Dempsey, Chuck Terin and Kevin Paramor.

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From left: Don Friesen, Brian Friesen, Kevin Friesen, Brent Friesen, Melvin Thiessen, Darrell Gabler (Fire Chief), Jordan Friesen. Missing: Les Chorneyko, John Janzen, Matt Kulbacki.

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STE. ROSE From left, back row: Kaitlin St. Germain, Nicole Dupre, Kaitlyn Vanhumbeck, Noel Lebelle, Dan Cottyn (Deputy Chief), Daryl Vandenbosch (Fire Chief), Chris Dimmery, Tim Pinette. Front row: Alejandro Vasquez-Ahmo, Marc Brunel, Guy Pinette (Deputy Chief), Robert Assailly, Mark MacCarthy, Manuel Vasquez. Missing: Robert Tucker, Ernie Tucker, John Williams, Jason Dupre, Brad Cottyn, Sally Labelle, Tyler Olafson, Daniel Woo, James Klassen and Kristy Klassen.


From left: John Braschuck (Fire Chief), Vaughn Ullberg (Deputy Chief), Jayme McManus, Kerrie Butler, Donnie Vaughan (Captain), Larry Safroniuk (CaptainOperator), Jeremy Plett, Steve Stelmaschuk, Barry Kologinski.Missing: Graeme Brown, Ryan Campbell, Darius Griffin, Keith Hodges, Shaun Oakley.


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GLADSTONE Back row (from left): Greg Emerson (Dep. Fire Chief), Daniel Martens, Mike Anderson, Lorne Hunt (Fire Chief), John Halashewski, Ryan McConnell, Scott Emerson. Front row: Leighton Peters, Glen Emerson. Missing: Dave Thiessen, Mark DeJaegher, Tyler Douglas, Mike Redekopp, Gary Goertzen, Lyndon Soper, Derek Lawrence and Mark Anderson.

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OCTOBER 4, 2019

MJHL Standings

(To Wednesday, Oct. 2)



6 7 6 7 6 6 5

1. Portage Terriers 2. Wayway Wolverines 3. Swan Valley Stampeders 4. Virden Oil Capitals 5. Steinbach Pistons 6. Winkler Flyers 7. Selkirk Steelers 8. OCN Blizzard 9. Dauphin Kings 10. Winnipeg Blues 11. Neepawa Natives

4 5 7 6

Points A Pts 4 9 5 9 6 9 2 8

Leading scorers (Natives) G

A Pts

1. Hunter Cloutier (Vdn) 2. Jaymes Knee (Way) 3. Mikol Sartor (Wpg) 4. Sulivan Shortreed (Wkr) 5. Kolten Kanaski (Vdn) 1. Eli Lieffers 2. Cooper Morris 3. Nathan Driver

4 3 2 1

4 2 1 1


5 3 1

Goaltenders 1. T. Phinney (Way)

W 4

L SV% GAA 0 0.955 1.00

2. N. Moore (Port)


0 0.931 1.74

4. M. Lenz (Stein)


1 0.917 2.32

5. L. Mitchell (Selk)


3 0.929 2.60

3. C. Johnston (Port)


1 1 1 0

0 1 1 1 1 3 3

3 4 6 6

0 1 0 2 1 0 0

0 2 2 0

25 25 26 26 17 20 17

9 13 19 11

PA Pts

11 15 18 22 16 18 16

14 22 31 25

12 11 10 10 9 6 6 2 0 0 0

Club 55 Bowling G 5 4 3 6

Leading scorers (MJHL)

6 5 5 4 4 3 2


0 0.918 2.00

Game results Friday, Sept. 27

Virden 6-4 Neepawa First period 02:41 VIRD Thompson (2) ASST: Halliday (2), Belcher (4) 10:30 VIRD Cloutier (3) ASST: Evans (1), Einarson (3) Second period 00:47 VIRD Kanaski (2) ASST: Wojciechowski (5), Andrew (2) 01:18 NEEP Patrick (1) ASST: Mowbray (1), Grover (1) 03:56 NEEP Marshall (1) ASST: Sweeney (1), Mariash (1) PP 05:03 NEEP Lieffers (2) ASST: Hilhorst (2) 12:38 VIRD Halliday (3) ASST: Evans (2), Rands (1) 15:00 VIRD Kanaski (3) ASST: Wojciechowski (6), Andrew (3) Third period 01:25 NEEP Driver (1) ASST: Lieffers (2), Robin (1) 18:47 VIRD Andrew (3) ASST: Rands (2), Evans (3) EN Goaltenders NEEP- Peterson 35/40 saves (L), VIRD - Dosch 37/41 saves (W)

Attendance: 325 at Yellowhead Centre

Sunday, Sept. 29

OCN 2-1 Neepawa First period 02:05 OCN Checco (1) ASST: Mozdzen (2) 17:57 NEEP Collins (1) ASST: Redmond (1), Patrick (1) PP Second period No scoring Third period 02:41 OCN Dobbin (1) ASST: Bird (1), Campbell (3) PP Goaltenders NEEP- Green 25/27 saves (L), OCN - Rodrigue 22/23 saves (W) Attendance: Unavailable

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Winkler 4-1 Neepawa

First period 06:02 WINK Burgin (3) ASST: Shortreed (2) PP 07:14 WINK Poolman (1) ASST: Albinati (3) Second period 04:01 WINK Shortreed (5) ASST: Cattani (4), Svenson (6) 04:36 NEEP Lieffers (3) ASST: Marshall (1), Cooper Morris (1) Third period 12:05 WINK Shortreed (6) ASST: Krauter (7), Albinati (4) PP Goaltenders NEEP- Peterson 38/42 saves (L). WINK - Luding 24/24 saves (W). Attendance: Unavailable.

Sept. 27, 2019: Ladies’ High Single & Triple: Barb Grumpelt 222 & 563. Men’s High Single & Triple: Doug Pettigrew 230 & 542. Other Scores to Note: Lawrence Smith 164; Muriel Porada 161; Doug Pettigrew 194; Judy Gabler 161; Gordon Levandoski 204, 158, 165; Frank Porada 179, 167; Jim King 176, 198, 153; Pauline Hailstone 179; Ellen Grudeski 154; Darrell Gabler 172, 163, 150; Melvin Oswald 155; Phyllis Mauthe 156; Vivian Oswald 206; Bernice Evenson 153; Eleanor Scott 160. September Bowlers of the Month: Barb Grumpelt & Don Denoon.

U-18/U-16 Hockey U-18 AAA Yellowhead Chiefs (Boys)

Sept. 28. Chiefs 7-1 Wpg Bruins Sept. 29. Chiefs 8-1 Eastman

U-18 AAA Yellowhead Chiefs (Girls)

Sept. 28. Wpg Ice 4-3 Chiefs

U-18 AAA Central Plains Capitals (Girls)

Sept. 28. Wpg Ice 3-2 SO Capitals

U-16 Yellowhead Chiefs (Boys)

Sept. 28. Interlake 4-2 Chiefs Sept. 29. Chiefs 3-0 Pembina Valley

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Sept. 29. Westman 6-2 Chiefs

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Sept. 29. Westman 6-2 Chiefs

High School Varsity Boys Soccer

Sept. 26. Minnedosa 3-0 NACI Oct. 1. Minnedosa 3-1 MacGregor

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Neepawa Natives deserved better Good effort doesn’t equal good results for hockey team

By Eoin Devereux

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Despite putting in a few solid performances together over the past week, the early season hardships have continued for the Neepawa Natives. The team recently played three games, including a pair at the annual MJHL Players Showcase in Winnipeg. While the level of player performance has clearly taken a big step forward, compared to just a week previous, the club still came out on the losing side of all three of those matchups. The first game was a 6-4 loss to the Virden Oil Capitals on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Yellowhead Centre. The Oil Caps would jump out to a commanding 3-0 lead by the early portion

of the second period. The Natives, however, refused to surrender and clawed back into contention with the next three goals of the game. Graeme Patrick, Bradley Marshall and Eli Lieffers scored for Neepawa. Virden would then score a pair before the end of the period. Both of those goals would also be registered just after the end of a successful penalty-kill by Neepawa. For the third period, Neepawa’s Nathan Driver scored one early to make it 5-4. After that, the Natives had several chances close to the Virden goal that somehow stayed out of the Oil Capitals net. An empty net goal ended up sealing the victory for Virden. Continued on Page 16


Virden’s Carson Cox (#26) crashed hard into the net in the second period, as he and Neepawa’s Shane Collins (#21) raced to chase down the puck. Cox and the net would both end up uninjured on the play.

Locals lock down roster spots with Yellowhead Chiefs/Central Plains Capitals By Eoin Devereux

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There will be a lot of local families making the drive to Shoal Lake and Portage la Prairie to watch hockey this winter. In total, eight players from Neepawa and other notable surrounding communities have been selected to play for a version of the Yellowhead Chiefs or Central Plains Capitals during the upcoming season. The Chiefs consist of two AAA U-18 teams (formerly known as midget) and two U-16 (bantam) squads. U-18 Chiefs and Capitals For the Yellowhead Chiefs U-18 boys team, there will be four local play-

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Hockey team Neepawa Natives home games Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. vs. Steinbach • Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. vs OCN Oct 16 at 7:30 p.m. vs Selkirk • Oct 30 at 7:30 p.m. vs Portage Parents Weekend November 8-11 Friday, November 8 - vs Virden - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 9 Sports Dinner & Sports Person of the Year awards Remembrance Day Game - Honoring area Veterans Monday, November 11 - vs Portage -4:00 p.m.

ers putting on the sweaters for the season. Those players include defensemen Brandt Young and forward Dillon Birch, both of Neepawa. For Young, this will be his fourth year in the program, as he has spent two years with the bantam team and has just begun his second year with the U-18 club. According to, Young’s Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) rights are held by the Waywayseecappo Wolverines, while his Western League rights, are with the Spokane Chiefs. As for Birch, this is his second year in Yellowhead, but his first with the U-18 team. Other players of note with the area who have made the team




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include forward Cole Topham, of Minnedosa, and defensemen/forward Ben Sauderson, of Carberry. As for the Yellowhead U-18 Female Chiefs, forwards Callie Maguire, of Minnedosa, and Emmalie Thompson, of Ste. Rose du Lac, will be representing the blue and gold for the upcoming season. Meanwhile, due to a changes to player boundaries within the league, some local female players’ eligibility is now tied to the Central Plains Capitals. Three people from within the Banner & Press publication area who will be Caps this year

are forward Abbey Kramer, of Gladstone, and defensemen Tynille Steen and Lian Flett, both from Carberry. U-16 Chiefs and Capitals For the 2019-2020 season, there will be three players from Neepawa who have cracked the bantam Chiefs roster. Those players are forwards Cooper Kasprick and Jory Kulbacki and defensemen Rylan Bray. With the Bantam Female Capitals and Female Chiefs, the off icial rosters and hometowns for the players were not updated before the publication deadline.

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OCTOBER 4, 2019

Natives acquire pair from Winkler

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By Eoin Devereux Neepawa Banner & Press

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The Neepawa Natives have added a pair of new players to their roster in a deal with the Winkler Flyers. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Natives acquired the CJHL player rights to 19-year-old defenseman Noah Goertzen and 20-year-old forward Tanner Barbeau in exchange for future considerations. In 30 games with the Flyers last season, Goertzen had recorded five points. This year, he had one assist in two games for Winkler. Barbeau, meanwhile has played just one game with the Flyers this year after playing last season with OCN.

The Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute (NACI) Tigers recently hosted the Virden Golden Bears in Rural Manitoba Football League action. The Tigers put in a strong effort at home on Friday, Sept. 27, but fell by the score of 42-20. T i g er s qu a r terba c k Ward Brister went 15-for23 in passing for 324 yards and a pair of touchdowns. His main target was Ryan Belisle, who collected 153 yards and two T.D.s on seven receptions. Braden Haslan was second in receptions, with five for 104 yards. Other notable receptions included Cole Guilbert, snagging one for 27 yards, Angelo Verbo, getting one for reception 24 yards, and Dustine Kalinisan, who finished the game with a reception for 14 yards and one additional catch, for a two-point conversion. As for the NACI running game, it collected a combined 150 yards on 16 attempts. Connor Kasprick accumulated the most stats, with 75 yards on just four rushing attempts. Colter Birnie, meanwhile, had five rushes for 26 total yards

Neepawa goes winless at Players Showcase Continued from Page 15 The Neepawa Natives would return to the ice in Winnipeg on Sunday, Sept. 29 with a game against the OCN Blizzard. This matchup would be the first game of the MJHL/ Old Dutch Players Showcase. The Showcase is held annually to provide additional exposure for players to university and college scouts. In this showdown, It would be OCN who would hold on for a close 2-1 win over Neepawa. Shane Collins scored the lone goal for

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the Natives over the course of the game. Neepawa returned to Winnipeg on Tuesday, Oct. 1 to play the Winkler Flyers. The final score in this game was 4-1 for Winkler. Eli Lieffers scored for the Natives. The next game for Neepawa will be on Friday, Oct. 4 in Swan River against the Swan Valley Stampeders. Following that, the Natives will return to the Yellowhead Arena on Sunday, Oct. 6 to host the Steinbach Pistons. Start time for that contest is set for 6:30 p.m.

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and a touchdown. Belisle (4 rushes - 23 yards), Kalinisan (1 -18 yds), Brister (1-6 yds) and Robbie Salta (1- 2 yds) filled in the rest of the rushing results. The defence for NACI did their best to hold off Virden’s playmaking efforts. Colter Birnie was the leader on that end of the ball with 13 tackles, a forced fumble and a successful fake punt run. Other notables on

the defensive side included Reily Neufeld, with nine tackles, Dawson Jakubowski, with seven, and Angelo Verbo with six. As well, Cole Guilbert registered three tackles and a fumble recovery. Other week four results from around the league included: Interlake 33-20 Southwest; Parkwest 16-9 Dauphin and Swan Valley 65-0 Moosomin.

T he prev ious week, NACI had travelled to Moosomin and defeated the Generals by the score of 44-12. This recent scores leave the Tigers with a 1-3-0 record on the season. The next game for NACI will be on Friday, Oct. 4, when the Tigers host Interlake (4-0-0). Opening kick-off is set for 4:30 p.m.

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Opportunities abound to help the community Neepawa Community Ministries Centre (NCMC), formerly known as Neepawa Salvation Army, is always looking for some help, in a variety of different areas. Specifically, they are looking for donations and volunteers, but there are a number of ways people can contribute to either of those options. Filling the shelves Coming into the fall and soon-to-be Christmas seasons, the food bank is hoping to stock up their supply. “Over the last three months, we’ve probably given away about 3,000 pounds of food,” said Amanda Naughton-Gale, Neepawa’s community ministries director. She noted that the last food drive, run by NACI’s social justice group, HOPE, last spring, brought in about the same amount as they’ve given away over the summer, so the shelves are starting to look a little empty now. “It was a really interesting summer for us to go through and see needs creep up a little bit,” Naughton-Gale noted. “Just because we had a variety of stuff, it was so much easier to give people what they needed as well. So yeah, there’s definitely empty shelves.” Naughton-Gale said they have a lot of soup and canned beans, because that’s always something they get a lot. But right now, it’s the variety lacking. “We’re really going to need to stock our shelves with with specific items. Things like canned meats, vegetables, canned fruits, even things like cereals, school snacks, flour, sugar, rice. And then of course, it’s that time of year where gardens have produced. And if people are feeling overloaded with produce, they can always donate it here, to the food bank,” Naughton-Gale explained. “Even toiletries, things like laundry soap and dish soap and shampoo, conditioner, body washes, things like that are always a need. Paper products are always asked for, things like toilet paper and paper towel,” she added. Food drives taking place Helping to fill those holes is the Neepawa branch of Farm Credit Canada (FCC). Every year, FCC does a collection called Drive Away Hunger across the country, for local food banks in the different branches’ communities. FCC is currently taking donations at their office and in several locations around Neepawa. People can drop off donations at Safeway, MASC, Dairy Queen, Budz ‘N Bloom Daycare, Taylor Law Office, Broadfoot Fraser Industries, MNP, AgWest, Rocky Mountain Equipment, Enns Brothers and Mazergroup. Everything collected at these locations will be brought to NCMC to help restock the food bank. This year, Neepawa FCC has also reached out to Minnedosa, to get some collection locations there. Everything collected in Minnedosa will go to the food bank in that community. Businesses collecting in Minnedosa include Sims & Company, Richardson Pioneer and Burgess Law. Donations will be accepted in both communities through Oct. 17, so that everything can be collected and totaled for the campaign’s end date on Oct. 18. At the end of the month, the HOPE group will be doing another one of their annual food drives, WE Scare Hunger. Every Halloween, members of the HOPE group go trick-or-treating around Neepawa, collecting food bank donations instead of candy. Everything collected goes to the Neepawa food bank, so people don’t even have to leave their house to help. “Those two food drives are really two of the most important food drives of our year. It really helps us get to the Christmas [season],” Naughton-Gale stressed. She added that people don’t have to wait for a food drive to give to NCMC, though. Anyone can bring donations

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directly to the food bank, which is ideal for those wanting to give things that are perishable, like eggs or frozen foods. “They can donate anytime they want to,” she emphasized.

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Donating time Not only can people donate money, food and clothes to NCMC, they can always give some of their time. Right now, Naughton-Gale noted they’re hoping for a lot of people to come help them from Monday, Oct. 7 to Wednesday, Oct. 9. For those three days, the thrift store will be closed to shoppers, but open to extra hands. They will be clearing out their current stock and unpacking, shelving, hanging and displaying the fall and winter items, as well as preparing for the fashion show that will be taking place on Wednesday evening. “We definitely need some hands to help us get through all of that quickly and efficiently in the three days,” Naughton-Gale said. She noted that maybe teams, organizations or businesses would want to send a group down for an hour or two to help with resetting the store, or individuals can just pop in and see what they can do to help. If people want to help with the fashion show, but aren’t available during the day, they could also volunteer to be a model that evening. Regular volunteers welcome Aside from the three-day store flip, there are many more opportunities to volunteer with NCMC. Keeping the food bank organized is one way to help out a bit behind the scenes. “There are always opportunities for people to come in, stock, restock or rotate [expiry] dates, all that kind of stuff. There’s always something to do in the back room,” Naughton-Gale said. Not only is there lots to do in the food section, but the back area of the thrift store could always use a hand to organize clothing and household item donations. Whether it’s washing, ironing, hanging, testing, sorting or pricing items, there’s a variety of jobs to keep volunteers busy. Starting in mid-to-late November, there will be yet another way to help out. The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle campaign will be starting up and Naughton-Gale said they always need bell ringers for that. “The amount of money that we raise through our Christmas Kettles really does offset the cost of doing Christmas hampers. So without that money, it would be definitely a little tighter,” Naughton-Gale stressed. “So if there’s business owners, or people who would like to volunteer to ring the bell for kettles, those sorts of things, we’re always in desperate need of those people,” she noted. “And just help and assistance through the business community of trying to come up with places that maybe aren’t outside as much for our volunteers to do that. Or partner with us on events, or things like that. We’re really open to being innovative in the way we do our kettle campaign.” Community council looking to fill seats For those wanting to be even more involved in NCMC’s work, Naughton-Gale said they are always looking for volunteers for the community council. She noted that the council is responsible for planning the different programs and events that take place through the community ministry. If people have ideas for new programs, how to change up current programs, such as the Christmas Kettles and hampers, the food bank and the thrift store, or they just want to be more involved in the community, NaughtonGale encourages them to consider sitting on the council. To get in contact with Naughton-Gale for any volunteering opportunity, she can be reached in person at the NCMC thrift store at 342 Mountain Ave., by phone at 204-476-5869, or by email at


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Kate Storey has noticed a slightly different mood out the campaign trail for the latest federal election. The Green Party candidate for Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa said that it feels as though the view towards the federal party has completely changed this election. “People are seeing us as a valid alternative. It’s really rewarding and I’m looking forward to what the actual election day will bring with it,” noted Storey. When Storey says she’s noticed the winds of change are out there, she has the experience to back up that claim. A long-time member of the Green Party, Storey first ran as a candidate in the 2006 general election and has represented them in every federal race since. Storey, who operates an organic farm business near Grandview, has also been involved in her community for many years, serving on a number of boards, including the Organic Alliance, the Rural Adaptation Council and the Organic Marketplace Association. She also served as the president of the her town’s Chamber of Commerce. On the national stage Storey’s political profile is well-established locally, but her efforts are building more and more national exposure. She has served as the Green Party’s official agriculture critic for a number of years. That background was key for her selection as the party’s representative at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) Ag Leaders Debate on Sept. 24. The event examined the platforms for the Green, Liberal, NDP and Conservative parties. Storey noted that this debate was a good opportunity to get the message of the Green policy out there. “We go in from the perspective of the well-being of the people. Normally, government is measured by [gross domestic product], which measures profits, but we’re thinking of the well

being of the actual people involved in agriculture, the farm families and agricultural communities. That is a different message. I was honoured to be able to present it,” said Storey. Talking to the voters A little closer to home, Storey noted to the Banner & Press that the people she is speaking with across the region are worried about affordability. She noted the Green Party has a plan for that, known as Guaranteed Liveable Income (GLI). The basis of the GLI is that it would replace federal transfers, such as social assistance, disability supports and many other similar programs. The principle is to establish an income floor below which no Canadian could fall, but with incentives for recipients to continue working and to earn more. Storey noted that it’s a system that could work for everyone. “Local voters are worried about affordability. It doesn’t matter if you’re a farmer or a small business owner or a resident of a First Nation community, it’s affordability, making ends meet. The Green Party has an actual plan to reduce poverty and to make life more affordable for all Canadians, through the guaranteed livable income program,” Storey indicated. “That’s a basic income guarantee that helps, students for instance. You don’t have to spend your time working when you could spend your time learning. It helps everyone, right across the board. It also replaces the overly complicated and ineffective welfare system. We should be giving Canadians a hand up, not a hand out.” Proportional representation Storey added that another issue for this election that the Green Party hope to challenge the federal Liberals and other parties on is the current election structure. She indicated that under our current firstpast-the-post system, voters elect a single representative in each single-member riding, no matter how diverse

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the voters in a riding may be. This makes it impossible for all voters in a riding to elect a representative that represents their values and priorities. In contrast, any proportional representation voting system elects several representatives at once for a given geographic region so that most voters in that region have a voice in Parliament. This approach yields a fair result in which 30 per cent of the votes yields 30 per cent of the seats. Storey said examining the political process is something the Liberals promised in 2015 and something they did not follow through on. “We are really worried that our democracy is failing. The power has gone away from the people and even the M.P.s can’t represent their ridings anymore. The power is in the Prime Minister’s office and the corporate lobbyists in that prime minister’s off ice that lean on him to work for their private benefits.


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There are lots of ways to get the power back into the hands of the people. Proportional representation voting is one of those options,” said Storey. “We had an election, four years ago on changing the voting system and everyone said ‘We could do it.’, and the Liberal didn’t. We can strengthen our democracy by changing our voting system to proportional representation.” As for what may occur on election day, Storey noted that if people are not happy with the option that has represented them in the past, she hopes they view the Green Party as a new and viable option to them in 2019.

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A familiar name has returned to the political limelight, as former Member of Parliament Laverne Lewycky has filed his nomination papers for DauphinSwan River-Neepawa. For the federal election, he will run as the candidate for the New Democratic Party. Lewycky has been successful on the national level in the region before, winning the riding back in the 1980s, when it was just known as Dauphin. He served for four years, before being defeated in 1984. Other notable experiences in his background include working as a professor of sociology and communication studies for universities across the nation. He also served as an executive assistant and consultant to governments and other organizations during his career. Pay it forward In the formal announcement of his candidacy, Lewycky stated that one of his goals in running again in 2019 is to be a mentor to young people in our riding. “As a university professor and teacher, I want to help


students in our riding to develop an action plan going forward. To that end, if elected again as the Member of Parliament for this area, I have offered to set up a local Youth Advisory Committee. Their solutions could be presented to parliamentary committees. I would be using my experience as a university professor mentor who has supervised mature students to achieve a degree completion program,” said Lewycky. “Just as I had been excellently mentored in my political career, I would love the opportunity to ‘pay it forward’ to youth in DauphinSwan River-Neepawa!” Climate change Lewycky also noted, via media release, that the federal NDP government would tackle climate change through the creation of 300,000 green jobs, ending subsidies for the fossil fuel industry and creating a publicly funded $15-billion “climate bank” to bolster emissionreductions measures. This publicly funded climate bank would help businesses green up operations and facilitate the development of an emissions-free energy corridor from coast to coast.

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Obituary Donald Rudolph Sollner Donald Rudolph Sollner was born on February 19, 1944 in Gladstone. He passed away on September 19, 2019, at the age of 75 years. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Pearl; parents Joseph and Emma Sollner; brother Edgar; grandson Cooper Cash; in-laws Gordon and Lavina Squires; brothers-in-law Erwin Moller and George Squires. Dad married Pearl on December 3, 1966, where they raised a family in the Plumas area – two children, Kim and Terry. Dad worked at the PFRA pasture, where he made a living doing what he loved, riding, roping and being outdoors. Mom and Dad worked hard on the farm raising cattle and horses, but weekends were dedicated to family time. Time was spent camping, boating, fishing and traveling to the next rodeo. Dad was proud of his many accomplishments in the rodeo arena; bringing home Provincial titles in both team and calf roping, trophies, buckles, and of course, winning a little money never hurt. Dad was very musical. He was always singing or humming a song he heard on the radio or one he had just made up, so at the age of forty, he decided to teach himself how to play guitar. He spent countless hours practicing and learning words to each song. With Mom, Terry and a couple of friends, they formed the Western Strings band, playing Saturday night dances for many years. Dad was a quiet and private man, but was always willing to lend a hand and help anyone out who needed it. Many times he could be found helping others with their cattle, pulling stuck vehicles out of ditches or lending a helping hand with whatever needed to be done. Dad loved nature and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper. He passed on these values to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Papa always had fun adventures with them, anything from buggy rides, feeding horses, whittling hot dog sticks, to fishing. If you could not find him at home, he would be out west enjoying the peace and quiet. Left to mourn his passing is daughter Kim (Ferlin), Wayne and Becca; son Terry (Diane), Andrew (Jessica) his children Eric and Ethan, Dayna (Travis) children Jaixon and Zander; sister Dorothy Moller; special companion Kim; sisters-in-law Ida McDonald and Linda Squires, along with everyone who knew and loved him. Funeral Service was held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church, Plumas with Interment at the Plumas Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Plumas Game and Fish, c/o Jamie Kreutzer, Box 23, Plumas, MB R0J 1P0. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone~MacGregor

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Obituary James Henry Lambourne Peacefully, with his family by his side, James Henry Lambourne passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019. James was born to Christopher Arnold Richard Lambourne and Lavada Louella (Desjardins) on November 27, 1940. He was the 8th child born to a family of 12, one sibling having died in infancy.

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James was born and raised on the homestead in Alonsa located at NW 12-21-13. He and his siblings attended Mellonville School, then later, he attended school in Winnipeg, and then he went back to Mellonville School until Grade 9. After school, he had a variety of jobs, including pouring basements in Brandon with his Uncle Bill as his supervisor, building bridges and then settling in as a butcher at Canada Packers in Winnipeg at age 16 (where he fudged his age because you had to be 18 to work there). He worked at Canada Packers for 31 years. He also enjoyed his years volunteering for St. John’s Ambulance. In 1962, he purchased the homestead of SW 18-21-12 from his uncle Bill, and in 1988, he retired from Canada Packers and moved to Alonsa to fulfill his dream of farming full time. In 1967, James met his future wife, Tina, on a blind date arranged by his sister Peggy. It was love at first sight and the two were married in 1968. In 1969, Monica was born, followed soon after by Lavada in 1970. Cindy was born in 1973, Nancy in 1977 and Vanessa completed the family in 1985. James was predeceased by his parents Christopher and Lavada; his sisters Margaret, Jean (Eugene) Marr, Dixie (Romeo) Phillion, Pearl (Gerry) Gosselin, Sadie (George) Stefanation, and Joan (Louis) Neczkar; and brother Silas. Left to mourn are his wife of 51 years, Tina; daughters Monica (Jim), Lavada (Glenn), Cindy (Rodney), Nancy (Shawn), Vanessa (Jarvis); grandchildren Brandee (Justin), Danielle (Michael), James, Alyssa, Trevis (Ashlynn), Colby, Taryn, Remy, Brody, Martin and Mayson; great grandsons Hudson and Dominic; sisters Peggy (Ernie) Skubovius and Marie (Francis) Cook; brothers Ken (Lynn) Lambourne and Jack Lambourne; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

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Terry Martin Payjack Terry Martin Payjack, of Neepawa, passed away September 18, 2019. He died peacefully with his family at his side, after a struggle with esophageal cancer. Terry was born in Winnipeg, then spent his youth in the Eden area. As a young man, he raced cars and ski-dos and worked hard in mines, oil rigs, hydro projects and out west at the Edmonton Stadium. He received his carpentry tickets at Red River College and the Northern Institute of Technology. He retired to a small farm outside of Neepawa in the ‘90s where he raised cattle, pigs, chickens and paint horses. Terry loved animals and many might remember his endless amount of pets.

Funeral Service was held on Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Alonsa Community Hall with Interment at Goodland Cemetery, Glenella.

Terry was predeceased by his father, James. Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Carolyn, his mother, Josephine, his brothers Larry and Jim and his sisters Shirley, Brenda, Barb and Debbie; his sons Dustin and Darren, daughters Amy and Jenna with her daughters Piper and Rylee. Also his daughters from his first marriage, Melanie and her son Luke and Amber and her daughter Anais.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McCreary/Alonsa Personal Care Home.

As per his wishes, his ashes will be spread at a later date by his family and close friends.

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Stuart McSherry 204-467-1858 or 204-886-7027


Tender The R. M. of Rosedale is issuing a Request for Tender for the following project:

RM of Rosedale - Water Pipeline Extensions 2019 For the supply and installation of approximately 350m of pressure pipeline, two (2) service connections and related appurtenances in the Rural Municipality of Rosedale. All bidders shall submit the completed tender form in a sealed envelope, clearly marked on the outside with the name and address of the Bidder and “RM of Rosedale Water Pipeline Extensions” no later than October 4, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Tenders must be delivered to the following address: Rural Municipality of Rosedale 282 Hamilton Street Box 100 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Please contact the municipal office at 204-476-5414 or visit our website at for more information.

Help Wanted AGRICULTURE/COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT MANAGER The Position: Minnedosa Credit Union is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and outgoing individual who thrives in a results driven environment to join our team! The Agriculture/Commercial Account Manager is a key member of the lending team and is responsible to promote and sell commercial, agricultural and consumer lending services to current members and potential members. Administer and control assigned portion of loans portfolio. Ensure all loan activities are in compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, policies and procedures. As a community minded organization we are looking for an individual that has a history of active community involvement The Person: Reporting to the Manager of Lending, the ideal candidate will possess a minimum Grade 12 Diploma plus two years of formal education (includes completion of CUIC Management Studies Program) and 4 to 6 years of experience. Sales and service contributing to the success of a dedicated team will be your goal. You will have a commitment to education and self-development. A combination of education and experience will be considered. The Benefits: MCU offers a competitive compensation program including salary and incentive pay. As an employee you may be eligible for a multitude of insured benefits such as: Group Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Dependent Coverage Insurance, Dental Plan, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Extended Health Care Benefits, and Critical Illness coverage. You may also be eligible for our Group Pension Plan through Cooperative Superannuation Society. The contribution is 6% of your gross salary matched by MCU. The Organization: Minnedosa Credit Union is a very successful single branch full–service financial institution with 3,700 members and assets of $135 million. We have been providing the Town of Minnedosa and surrounding communities with high quality service and products since 1947. For further details see: The Community: Minnedosa’s slogan is Valley Life, spend some time here and you will understand why! Minnedosa is a picturesque community of 2,500 with many amenities including a daycare facility, K-12 schools, arena, new soccer pitch and baseball diamonds, new medical clinic, hospital, ski resort, 18 hole golf course and beautiful Lake Minnedosa. For further details see: Please send your resume, in confidence, by October 10th to: Terry McLenehan Manager of Lending Minnedosa Credit Union Limited Box 459 Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 E-mail: We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Cancellations and corrections only within business hours and corresponding deadlines.

Help Wanted

Office building 10' x 12' insulated Storage shed 12' x 14' Metal clad shed 16' x 16' sliding door on one end, open opposite end, wood floor 5 chairs • small desk Honda WN20 water pump gas, intake hose and outlet hose about 15 ft each 2” Monarch pump electric 5 agitators 3 – 3ft x 2” air stones GAST air pump jigger 8 ft 3/4” black hose (air) 2 – 2 ft x 3” air stones 1 roll black poly 6 mil 120” x 100 ft metal platform, expanded metal 16' x 8” Cages 6 – 6 ft x 6 ft x 3 ft 8” Simer Pedestal sump pump GSW sump pump box with valves for O2 tank comes some hose set of valves for O2 tank 2 pieces of metal tubing 4” x 6” x 1/4” 16 – 18 ft long For sale by written tender. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. All items are to be removed from premisis by noon, Oct. 31, 2019. Tenders close by noon, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. MRTFA, Box 946, Minnedosa, MB. R0J 1E0 Interested parties can view items on Oct. 9, 2019 between 2 – 4 pm. Contact Fred at 204-867-7075

Help Wanted

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 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

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

Rural Municipality of Rosedale Public Works Foreman

The Rural Municipality of Rosedale is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent leadership skills for the position of Public Works Foreman. This is a permanent, full-time management opportunity with duties performed in office and at various outdoor locations within the RM of Rosedale. Wage is competitive in keeping with experience, knowledge and abilities. An attractive benefit package is available, including a municipal employee’s pension plan. A detailed job description including function and responsibilities as well as the skills and abilities is available to applicants upon request or can be viewed on our website at Essential qualifications include: • Experience managing and supervising staff • Experience operating, maintaining, and repair of maintenance equipment such as (motor graders, trucks, trailers, tractors, riding mowers & small engines) • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, e-mail, internet, GIS/GPS equipment and programs with the ability to learn new technology • Experience with Client Service and Public Relations • Basic understanding of municipal budgeting processes • Physically capable to perform duties as assigned Preference will be given to those candidates that possess the following: • Hold a current Class 1 driver’s license • Management experience working in a municipal environment • Post-secondary education in construction, business management or civil engineering • Water Treatment 1 Certification • Knowledge in predictive maintenance programs and Asset Management • Additional training or safety certificates (such as COR Certification) This position is open until filled. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their resume, cover letter and 3 references by mail, fax or email to: Rural Municipality of Rosedale Box 100, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Phone: 204-476-5414 | Fax: 204-476-5431 Email: Website: We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Looking For A Few Good Men To Sell IRVING OIL In Your Area.

Advertise here! Call (204)476-3401

OBR Oil & Marine is looking for rural dealers to sell Irving Oils & Lubricants.

For more information please contact Ray or Max at 204-222-3782 1-888-376-7359 Or email

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Real Estate Business Space For Sub Lease!

$700 a month plus hydro. 2 office spaces, reception area and shared bathroom. Ideal space for any small business! For more information please contact Gail at 1-204-720-5704


460 Walker Avenue, Neepawa, MB

Well maintained 1276 sq. ft, 2 + 1-bedroom bungalow, 2 1/2 bath, upstairs laundry, seven appliances included, finished basement which includes family room, kitchenette, workroom and storage. Gas heat, central air, air exchanger, central vac and a detached insulated, heated garage. Immediate Possession

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For Inquiries, please call after 5 p.m. 204-476-5230 or 204-476-3975

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

Neepawa Gladstone Co-op Ltd.


Residential and Motel Buildings: Neepawa Gladstone Co-op Ltd. is seeking interested parties to purchase and remove the existing residential and motel buildings in whole from the property at Hwy 16&34, Gladstone, MB R0J 0T0. The building(s) may be viewed between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday, prior to the submittal of a tender. Viewing appointments to be scheduled with the contact person listed below. Tender packages will be available for pickup at the Neepawa Gladstone Co-op Administration Office located at 32 Main Street East, Neepawa, MB. Tender Packages shall be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked with “Tender for Sale of Residential Building at Hwy 16&34, Gladstone, MB R0J 0T0 and/or Tender for Sale of Motel Building at Hwy 16&34,” no later than 3:00 pm on October 11, 2019. Neepawa Gladstone Co-op Ltd. reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, not necessarily accept the highest tender, or to accept any tender which it may consider to be in its best interest. Neepawa Gladstone Co-op Ltd. also reserves the right to waive formality, informality or technicality in any tender.

For further information contact: Myles Boyce, Controller, Neepawa Gladstone Co-op Ltd., 32 Main Street East, Neepawa, MB. PO Box 879, R0J 1H0 Phone: (204) 476-3132, Email:


Manitoba Community Newspaper Association Province-wide Classifieds NOTICES Advertisements and statements contained herein are the sole responsibility of the persons or entities that post the advertisement, and the Manitoba Community Newspaper Association and membership do not make any warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, truthfulness or reliability of such advertisements. For greater information on advertising conditions, please consult the Association’s Blanket Advertising Conditions on our website at Do you have a PRESS RELEASE / MEDIA ADVISORY that needs to go out? Let us help you with that! Though we cannot guarantee publication, MCNA will get the information into the right hands for ONLY $35.00 + GST/HST. We also do Media Monitoring, if you would like to follow up and see who picked up the material. Call MCNA (204) 947-1691 for more information, or email for details.

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

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR SALE STEEL BUILDING CLEARANCE ... "SUPER SAVINGS SALE - FALLING PRICES!" 20X23 $6,080. 25X27 $6,640. 28X27 $7,462. 32X35 $10,336. 35X35 $12,576. One End Wall Included. Pioneer Steel 1-855-212-7036

WINTER IS COMING! The Classifieds reach over 400,000 Manitoba readers weekly. Do you need CLASS 1 Drivers or Staff for your business? Are you having a SALE, a Fall Supper or do you have a Craft Show to promote? Want to sell something before Winter? Get results. For as little as $189.00 + GST, you could book now! People rely on these classifieds to find what they need in your area and across the province. Catch them looking at YOUR material in our 48 Weekly Community Newspapers. Call this newspaper NOW or email classified@mcna. com for details. MCNA (204) 947-1691.

HEALTH GET UP TO $50,000 from the Government of Canada. Do you or someone you know Have any of these Conditions? ADHD, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer, COPD, Depression, Diabetes, Difficulty Walking, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowels, Overweight, Trouble Dressing...and Hundreds more. ALL Ages & Medical Conditions Qualify. CALL MANITOBA BENEFITS 1-(800)-211-3550 or Send a Text Message with Your Name and Mailing Address to 204-808-0035 for your FREE benefits package.

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All students who participate in an organized School Ski & Snowboard Trip to Holiday Mountain in 2020 are eligible for a

Season Pass for $20!

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Proudly teaching kids to ski since 1959. Learn a new sport today!

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Model Current kms Price Year May 2019


International Blue Bird school bus T444E Diesel 2002 engine, automatic transmission. Bus runs good.




Vision Blue Bird school bus C7 Cat engine, Diesel 2008 automatic transmission. Bus will run but needs engine.




Vision Blue Bird school bus C7 Cat engine, Diesel 2008 automatic transmission. Needs engine.




Vision Blue Bird school bus C7 Cat engine, Diesel 2008 automatic transmission. Needs engine, other parts missing as well.



View pictures and description of vehicles at: Division-Tenders link Bids stating the purchase price offered must be submitted on the Rolling River Vehicle Sale Bid Form 2019 to: Secretary-Treasurer Rolling River School Division 36 Armitage Avenue, Box 1170, Minnedosa, MB R0J IE0 Email: Fax: 204-867-2037 Bid Process 1. A bid for the full price listed will be awarded to the first person submitting that bid. 2. Any bids submitted for less than the full price listed will be held in confidence and considered after October 11, 2019 should a full price bid not have been submitted or awarded by that date. Any bid under the full price listed will not necessarily be accepted. For more information, to arrange viewing or to obtain a bid form please contact: Cam Woodcock - Transportation Supervisor Telephone: (204) 867-2754 Ext 235 Fax: (204) 867-2037 E-mail:





Jake Reimer Cell: 204-476-6692 Home/fax: 204-386-2638 Email:

Concrete Construction Ltd.

“For all your concrete projects”

Spruce Corner Farms

For all your residential and farm building needs

Custom haying

We cut and bale almost anything! Looking to serve you like you expect. Willing to travel and serve a big area.

Abram Wiebe 204-841-2040

110B Main St S Minnedosa

(Facing Main Street in the Co-Op Administration Building)

Ventures Inc.

Birnie Builders

Redi-Built and and on site Redi-Built onhomes, site Huron PVC Windows

Garbage Bin Rentals Roll Off Bins

homes, cottages, Ph/Fax: huron PVC Windows 204-966-3207

We buy Scrap!

204-966-3207 204-966-3207

Phone 476-0002 for more information

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Redi-Built and Phone/Fax Redi-Built andon onsite sitehomes, homes, Harold Klassen Huron PVC 204-966-3207 HuronMB PVCWindows Windows Birnie, Ph/Fax: Cell Ph/Fax: “Let Us Custom Design A 204-476-6843 Home For You”

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Lakeside Septic Service

Potable water delivery. Book your portable toilets!

ErlE Jury Family

MOBILE WELDING SERVICE Welding & Repair of All Types of Steel • Certified Welder • 100 ft. welding cable • Red Seal Journeyman Welder • 15 Years Welding Experience

Jason or Melanie Stykalo • Laurier MB Phone or Text: 204-960-8958 or 204-721-2054 email:


Rough Lumber

204-867-2416 204-867-7558

Full dimension Corral Planks and Windbreak

Firewood Sales Slabs $60/cord Cut and Split �� Round Wood




Public notice is hereby given that the 2020 Assessment Roll of the Rural Municipality of Rosedale has been delivered to the Municipal Office at 282 Hamilton Street, Neepawa, MB, and is open for inspection during regular business hours. Applications for revision may be in accordance with sections 42 and 43 of the Municipal Assessment Act APPLICATION FOR REVISION: 42(1) A person in whose name property has been assessed, a mortgage in possession of property under section 114(1) of The Real Property Act, an occupier of premises who is required under the terms of a lease to pay taxes on the property, or the assessor may make application for the revision of an assessment roll with respect to: a) liability to taxation; b) amount of an assessed value; c) classification of property; or d) a refusal by an assessor to amend the assessment roll under subsection 13(2). APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 43(1) An application for revision must: a) be made in writing; b) set out the roll number and legal description of the assessable property for which a revision is sought; c) state the grounds on which the application is based; and d) be filed by: (i) delivering it or causing it to be delivered to the office indicated in the public notice given under subsection 41(2), or (ii) serving it upon the secretary, at least 15 days before the scheduled sitting date of the Board as indicated in public notice. The Board of Revision will sit on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers of the Rural Municipality of Rosedale to hear applications. Applications for revision must be received by the Secretary of the Board by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019. Dated this 4th day of October 2019 Kara Sylvester Chief Administrative Officer Board of Revision Rural Municipality of Rosedale Box 100 Neepawa, Manitoba R0J 1H0

• 8 years mining experience welding and repair of all mining equipment

Woodlot Management

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Cut and split firewood - Poplar and Spruce/Pine �� firewood - 10 cord load delivered to your yard

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Newly renovated home in Glenella

27 Bridge Road, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3H3

Lisa Kennedy Painter

204-239-6880 • 204-856-6220 (cell)

25 Broadfoot St. Gladstone - 2 BR bungalow with finished lower level recent upgrades. $185,000. MLS# 1922204 Langruth - Highway location - 2+2 bi-level. 19.4 acres. Outbuildings. $104,500. MLS# 1925096 MacDonald, MB - 3.25 acres - Perfect yard site, 30x60 shed. Close to Portage. $97,500. MLS# 1925236 This 1,028 sq. ft. bungalow features new floors, windows, doors, bathroom and kitchen finishes, as well as central air, all installed between 2015 and 2017. The exterior features have also been updated, including the siding, shingles and deck with railing. The home currently has four bedrooms, with the potential for two more, and two bathrooms. Located on 1st Avenue in Glenella.

Lisa Adams


OFFICE 204-857-8585

Prairie Mountain 204.476.2287 272 Hamilton St. Neepawa EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED

Lesley Skibinsky 204-476-6999

Kristy Sprik


Rosemary Parrott 204-212-5037

204- 841-0741 MLS# 1926654


Saturday October 5 from 2-4 pm SW 12-14-17W RD 466

Glenella - 4 bed, 2 bath, TOTALLY renovated bungalow. Everything done inside and out! Low taxes! Oversized single garage. Call today to book your private showing of this beautifully renovated home!

MLS# 1926338

MLS# 1925720

78 Currie - Take a look at these gorgeous renovations! Quartz counter tops in this beautifully renovated kitchen. 3 bedroom, 1 bath home all on one level, no stairs! Detached oversize single garage & 22’x14’shop!

Franklin - $68,500 Such potential for a handy person. 2 bed bi-level with many updates and full basement with potential for more bedrooms.

12 min. to Neepawa • 12 min. to Minnedosa • 40 min. to Brandon Town water, built in 2013 on 6 acres. 1586 sqft open concept 3+1 bedrooms. Fully finished up and down

MLS# 1922129

Lisa Adams 204- 841-0741

Neepawa - $259,900 This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has main floor laundry, 24’x16’workshop, garden shed and a finished basement. If you change two windows, you would have a 4 bedroom home.

MLS# 1909961

Onanole Area - $395,000 Are you looking for recreational or pasture land? These two beautiful quarters, totalling 286.7 acres, are close to Riding Mountain National Park

MLS# 1919200

McCreary - $94,900 Enjoy everything on the main floor just 10km from the East gate of Riding Mountain National park. This updated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with a 2 car garage is waiting for you.

Gill & Schmall Agencies

Diane Martin 204-841-0932


OPEN HOUSE; Oct.5th 1:00-4:00 pm.

268 Emma St, Neepawa. MLS#1927126, $289,000 3+1 bdrm, 2 bath, two car gar. Open concept, ideal location.

358 Mill St, Neepawa. Excellent family home in prime location!

Liz Sumner 204-476-6362

John Nelson 204-476-6719

122137 Hwy#5, McCreary. MB. MLS#1923388, $203,000 Excellent family home on 13 acres! 1596 sf bungalow, 3 bdrms, 2 bath.

509 Saskatchewan Ave, Arden. MLS#1923246, $165,000. 1165 sf bungalow. 3 bed, 1 bath. Updated kitchen, new shingles Dbl det. gar.


Thinking about selling? We will be happy to provide a FREE Market Evaluation!

Contact me, Lisa Adams, for more details at 204-841-0741 or

Library and a gaming room on the third floor. Building has a elevator, paved parking and deck space

Rodney White 204-841-4800

Erin Woodcock 204-868-5559


Selling ornaments and restoring dignity By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press

It’s maybe not something you’d think of as life-changing, but in many developing countries, the menstrual cycle can take away a girl’s opportunity for a good life. In those countries, there are girls and women who lack access to feminine hygiene products, and even underwear, forcing them to miss school or work, or use unhygienic means to manage their periods. Margaret Fehr, of Neepawa, has partnered with an organization that is working to end period poverty for women and girls in developing countries. Fehr has started selling ornaments to raise funds for an organization called For Her Dignity (FHD). “[For Her Dignity] was started by Rachel Starkey, in Egypt. And she saw the need for something for the females,” Fehr explained. “We don’t think of it in Canada, not being able to get menstrual supplies, and she just saw the need to keep the girls in school to get education... to try to break the poverty cycle.” FHD is a non-profit organization that educates women and girls in developing countries about the menstrual cycle and the importance of hygiene. They also supply them with feminine hygiene kits, that can be reused for three years. Ornaments for Opportunity is a program that FHD runs to help fund their work and pay for these kits. The organization works with local Egyptian artisans, who make blown glass ornaments by hand and they send them to North America to be sold. “The money [from the ornament sales] goes towards having the kits made, delivery and all that,” Fehr noted. “I don’t get anything from selling them– there’s no commission. All the money goes to For Her Dignity.” The ornaments can be bought directly from the organization, either as a single piece or as a pack of 50 to 76 pieces, to be split amongst a group or sold to people in your area. Fehr is now an Ornament Champion, which is what FHD calls the people who take on the task of selling these ornaments in their community. Fehr learned about Ornaments for Opportunity through the Calvary Chapel in Neepawa. “At our church camp, the Manitoba [FHD] rep always has [ornaments] there and I had bought two or


Above is a sample of the blown glass ornaments made by artisans in Egypt. The artisans create ornaments in a variety of colours and sizes, including classic bulbs (pictured), angels, hearts, camels and bells.

three every year,” she noted. “They are so beautiful and it’s for such a good cause,” she expressed. “You’re not just donating, you’re actually getting something. They make beautiful gifts,” Fehr continued. “They’re promoted as Christmas ornaments, but I have them in my china cabinet year round... They’re too pretty to pack away.” Fehr started with a pack of 50, but she can contact the Manitoba rep to get more. She’s been selling them to friends and family and has even displayed them at a

vendor sale and at Calvary Chapel. If you haven’t had a chance to see her display, there are a few ways to change that. “Any organization or group that did want to see them, I could take them and set them up,” she noted. A little shopping break for a business’ employees or at an organization’s meeting can be a fun way to support the worthy cause. Individuals can contact her as well to see the ornaments and make a purchase. Anyone interested can call Fehr at 204-476-2144.

Valley Life Beginnings working to ease childcare shortage Continued from Page 6 “We decided to pursue this project to help ease the current shortage of childcare in our area. As more families move back, we realized the demand for childcare is high and wanted to work together to be part of the solution,” explained Gill Smith, one of the board members. The building for the new centre is approximately 2,200 square feet, with a large lawn for outdoor playspace and plenty of parking on the lot. “The building is owned by Huyghe Holdings. We plan to work with them to renovate the space and then will lease the building from them once that process is completed,” noted Smith. She explained that with the project being funded solely by grants, donations and fundraisers, the timeline will depend on how quickly they can acquire the money to do the work. “We hope to start the renovations this winter, with an anticipated opening date of late 2020,” Smith said. To raise the money needed for renovations, VLB has

organized a few fundraisers and a sponsorship system. There are four levels of sponsors, friends, bronze, silver and gold. Each level has different incentives, such as an invitation to the grand opening, a name or logo on the sponsorship plaque and having an area of the centre named after them. “If anyone would like to make a donation, they can mail a cheque to us at Box 924, Minnedosa, MB, R0J 1E0, or make a donation directly at Minnedosa Credit Union,” Smith stated. As for the fundraisers, VLB has already held their first successful one. The event, called Nacho Average Fundraiser, was an evening of food and entertainment, hosted at Farmhouse 50 on Sept. 27. The next fundraising event is scheduled for Nov. 2 at the Minnedosa Golf & Country Club. It’s called Wine Survivor and will feature a prize pot of wine bottles to win. There are two types of tickets available. For the more expensive ticket, VLB will supply wine to add to the pot and the purchaser gets one draw entry, plus an immunity, which is an extra

entry. For the less expensive ticket, the purchaser has to supply a $10 to $15 bottle of wine for the pot and they get one entry, but can purchase an immunity for another entry. The winner gets half of the wine that’s been brought in, with second and third place getting the remaining half of the wine split 30/20. Their other fundraiser, also on Nov. 2, is mini Christmas photography sessions. VLB partnered with Sterling Images Photography to offer 20 minute photography sessions between 10 am and 4 pm at the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre. To book a session, visit the Valley Life Beginnings Inc. Facebook page and click on the link listed on the post about the Christmas Minis. The group posts on their Facebook page regularly, with updates about donors, fundraisers and the project itself. “We encourage everyone to like our page on Facebook, ‘Valley Life Beginnings Inc.’ to keep up to date with our upcoming fundraisers and other important information,” Smith expressed.

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What’s the Big Idea? coming back to Neepawa

By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press

Local entrepreneurs had better start practicing their pitches– the fifth annual What’s the Big Idea? event is coming to Neepawa on Thursday, Oct. 17. With over $10,000 worth of cash and prizes up for grabs, this event is a great way to help turn an idea into a business. The event was started by the economic development off icers (EDO) of both Minnedosa and Neepawa as a way to encourage new business in the communities. “When this What’s the Big Idea? was f irst imagined, it was about finding ways for the economic development of f icer to connect with the entrepreneurs in the community,” explained Neepawa’s EDO, Marilyn Crewe. “We know it’s that nurturing and making that connection and checking in on them and knowing they can check in with us that helps them to be successful.” Every year, local businesses, organizations and municipalities get on board to help with the event, by offering prizes to the entrepreneurs who enter. Anyone with an idea for a new business or who is looking to make an expansion to an already existing business is encouraged to enter. Some of the prizes are only available to those who meet certain criteria, such as living in a specific municipality, or having a business in a certain industry, but there are other prizes that are available to anyone. There are a number of

awards that are featured annually, as well as some new ones added this year. “Both the Minnedosa and Neepawa Chambers of Commerce have money and membership available. The municipalities, so Rosedale, Neepawa, Minto-Odanah, Minnedosa all have money out there. Plus the big ones, RBC’s award for best pitch of the day and the [Minnedosa and Beautiful Plains] Credit Unions’ best overall idea are still there. And new last year was the $1,000 marketing package, which is Promo Time, the Banner & Press and Provost Signs working together to do that one,” Crewe listed, among many others. “Confirmed this year, we have two new awards,” Crewe added. “The first one is a $500 marketing package from the Minnedosa Tribune. So that one is for a business located in Minnedosa or the RM of Minto-Odanah. And the other new award is $500 from MNP for the best agricultural idea. So we’re pretty happy about that.” She added that Chantelle Parrott, the EDO of Minnedosa, was working on getting one more, but it’s not confirmed just yet. At the moment, there is a total of 14 prizes available. Over the five years the event has run, Crewe noted that there has been $38,950 of cash and prizes distributed amongst 26 businesses. “And from what I know, only two of those businesses are not an operation now. So that’s pretty successful, in my opinion,” she added. This year, the format will look similar to past

years. The event starts at 9 am, with the science-fair style set up of all the businesses. Then just before lunch, there will be some speakers, including the keynote speaker, which Crewe is currently working on confirming. After lunch will be the pitch parlour, where the entrepreneurs present their business ideas, Dragons’ Den style, to the panel of judges, who decide at the end who wins which awards. The event is free to attend, both for entrepreneurs entering and for people wanting to come and watch. “I think that some people think that it’s just for the entrepreneurs. Every year, I try and get that message out that if you’re interested in what’s coming up next in our community for small business, this is the place to be,” Crewe expressed. For those who want to enter a business idea, the deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 11. Even though the event is organized by the Neepawa and Minnedosa EDOs, entry is not limited to businesses in those communities and adjacent municipalities. In past years, they’ve had other communities, such as Carberry and Gladstone, involved and Crewe noted that there’s already one entry from Gladstone signed up this year. Those who have an idea, but aren’t sure how to create a plan to present to the judges, are encouraged to contact Crewe in Neepawa or Parrott in Minnedosa. Both EDOs are happy to work with anyone to help them get a pitch ready for the day.

Letter: It is time to stop Continued from Page 5 I have been part of provincial and federal campaigns over the years. I have never seen this type of mudslinging, disrespect, and lack of real issues before. It is time to stop. Ye s , M r. Tr u d e a u screwed up. Think about it. Your school plays, your 4-H rallies, your church concerts– was there never racial, religious, or personal overtones in any of those?

To all the hopefuls of the great and noble cause called politics– let it go. If this keeps up, you may find that your neighbour has a picture of you picking his carrots, or worse, peeing in his/her garden. To quote a biblical term– let he who has not sinned cast the first stone. How long do we have to atone for the mistakes of our past? Any of us? Mr. Trudeau has done a lot of things to convince

me not to support his party. This is not one of them. Don Dewar Dauphin, MB

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