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NACI Tigers win Murray Black Cup Neepawa defeats Dauphin Clippers in defensive battle

By Eoin Devereux

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There’s a reason the old cliché “Offence wins games, but defence wins championships” is an old cliché. It’s because more often than not, it proves to be true. The Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute (NACI) Tigers provided another sterling example to that adage on Saturday, Nov. 2, defeating the Dauphin Clippers in the Murray Black Cup, by the score of 10-8. The Murray Black Cup features the fifth through eighth ranked teams in the Rural Manitoba Football League. NACI, finished tied for fourth in the standings with Virden Golden Bears, but ended up in the Murray Black bracket, due to a regular season loss to the Bears. As for the game itself, there were several key defensive stoppages made throughout by Neepawa, but the one play that sealed victory was a clutch interception by Braden Haslen

late in the fourth quarter. To go along with Haslen’s big play, Riley Neufeld and Colter Birnie both led the way with six tackles apiece. Dawson Jakubowski also contributed with four tackles and a fumble recovery on special teams. NACI Tigers head coach Chidi Small said he was very proud of the performance from the defence over the course of the game. He noted to the Banner & Press that a major shift in the defensive scheme heading into the game made a big difference. “We watched a lot of [game] film this week and tried to identify some of the weaknesses we could potentially exploit. During the game itself, we spent a lot of time trying to read and react to their game plan. As well, going into [Saturday’s] game, we actually switched our defensive formation that we ran most of the season from a 3-4 defence to a 4-3. The decision to do this was because we thought that change would better protect us against their outside runs.

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The Neepawa Area Colliegiate Institute (NACI) Tigers concluded their season on Saturday, Nov. 2, by winning the Murray Black Cup, beating the Dauphin Clippers 10-8.

It proved to be effective and something that made a difference over the course of the game.” Untapped potential Heading into this football season, the NACI Tigers’ roster looked as though it was still a year away from some very big things. The team

featured only three seniors suiting up this season and had several key positions, including quarterback, held by first or second year players. Small said that as the season progressed, those players really started to buy into the system and that has the coaching staff very excited about what this team

and learned how to play the game of football. I thought at the beginning of the year, we were still working through the details to try and get better, but by the end of the season, I feel as through this was a different team at the end of the year.” Continued on Page 19

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On Thursday, Oct. 31, the first pre-built module of the Gladstone Happy Rock Children’s Centre was brought to the site of the future daycare, as eager children and daycare workers watched the building roll in. The plan to build a new facility was announced about five years ago and last year, the Happy Rock Children’s Centre received enough funding to get a start on the construction. The current location of the daycare is in the basement of the Seven Regions Health Centre, while the new centre is located beside the elementary school.

Choraliers take a musical trip down memory lane On Sunday, Nov. 3, the N e e paw a C hor alier s held t heir 50 s Pop Sing-A-Long Concert at ArtsForward, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. The choir, dressed for the decade, performed a number of popular hits from the 50s and, staying true to the name, there was a sing-a-long por tion for the audience to participate. There was no admission fee, but donations were collec ted, with all proceeds going to ArtsForward.

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Exploring Manitoba’s CP Holiday Train to bolster festive spirit in Neepawa abandoned relics

Gordon Goldsborough returns to Neepawa for Manawaka Reads By Cassandra Wehrhahn

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If abandoned buildings have ever caught your eye, a stop in at ArtsForward on Nov. 14 might be right for you. Gordon Goldsborough, author of the books “Abandoned Manitoba” and “More Abandoned Manitoba”, will be revisiting Neepawa that day to share photos and stories of some of the abandoned sites he’s visited in Manitoba over the years. The stories explore Manitoban history, what the buildings were and why they were abandoned. The event is being organized by the Margaret Laurence Home (MLH). Goldsborough is the Head Researcher, Webmaster and President of the Manitoba Historical Society; Production Coordinator and Pageant Editor of Manitoba History Magazine; and a member of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba. He is also a regular contributor to CBC Radio on their Weekend Morning Show, “More Abandoned Manitoba”, on which his books are based. “Gordon’s talks on CBC about abandoned or forgotten buildings and places in Manitoba are fascinating,” said Blair Chapman, committee chair for the MLH. “He’s very enthusiastic about his subject.” The doors to ArtsForward will be open around 6:30 p.m., with Goldsborough’s presentation set to start at 7 p.m. There will be no fee charged for admission, though attendees will have an opportunity to make a donation to support the MLH.


Pictured: Gordon Goldsborough, author of More Abandoned Manitoba, stands inside a vacant grain elevator. Goldsborough will be re-visiting Neepawa on Nov. 14 for Manawaka Reads.

Attendees will have a chance to buy Goldsborough’s books and get to know the author as well. “There will be coffee and treats after the talk,” Chapman added, “as well as time for a Q and A and to meet Gordon.” This presentation is the first of a series of events, all part of the Margaret Laurence Home’s Manawaka Reads, which kicked off on Oct. 17 with a literary trivia night. Chapman noted that the MLH has had readings in the past with Manitoba authors and for Canada Reads, in addition to trivia evenings for the past few years. However, the MLH committee wanted to switch it up a bit this year. “As a committee, we are trying to host events that will provide opportunities for residents of Neepawa to enjoy the MLH and literary or artistic events,” Chapman explained. The MLH committee has two more author visits

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planned for future months: Shari Decter, a Brandon resident and author of a series of prohibition-era novels for Jan. 23; and Rebecca Jenkins, returning to Neepawa once again for a garden party on May 31 to share her latest novel.

By Cassandra Wehrhahn

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Neepawa will have an extra boost to its holiday cheer this year. The CP Railway’s Holiday Train will be revisiting the town for the 2019 winter season, decked out in lights and ready to bolster Neepawa’s holiday spirit. The CP Holiday Train alternates between routes every year to spread merriment and to raise support for local food banks. Neepawa was visited by t h i s t r a i n for t he first time ever in 2017, gathering an initial crowd of 1,500 people. Support was given that year to t he Ne e paw a br a nc h of the Salvation Army, now c a l le d Ne e paw a Community Ministries Centre (NCMC), which is the beneficiary again this year. “ We w e r e u n s u r e what to expect with the stop in 2017. We were ov e r w he l me d b y t he

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t’s been a long time since the guns of WWI fell silent. One hundred and one years ago, in fact. Some of us are old enough to have known some WWI veterans. Most of us know WWII vets but, there are very few left with us. The Korean War was a much smaller conflict and it was almost 70 years ago. My brother was a Korean War vet, but he is gone now too. We have a number of military veterans with us who have served our country well in other places, in peacekeeping efforts, mostly in the Middle East. The irony of the opening sentence is that the guns have never actually fallen silent. Diminished yes, but silent, no. One has to wonder why we still have conflicts? There are many factors and while military action is still seen as a solution today, it rarely is the answer. Canada’s role as a military country has an interesting history. Our very nation was formed by war. The French colonists fighting the British in Canada’s early days, the government fighting the First Nations people and the Metis are all key points in Canadian history. Canada sent troops to the Boer War in the late 1800s. It is said Canada became a nation in WWI. By the time WWII came along, Canada became a major player in this thing called war. The 1950s saw the Korean Conflict and heavy Canadian involvement. Canada tried to be a peacemaker in the second half of the 20th century and on into the present day. By either war or peacekeeping standards, Canada has been pretty successful. After experiencing 400 years of military involvement, Canada needs to take a serious look at what the future holds. Hopefully, the next 100 years will look very neepawa

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Ken Waddell different from what the past 100 years has looked like. Hopefully, the results will be much different. Canada needs to take a serious look at what it can and should do. In spite of our great geographic size, Canada is still only a small percentage of the United States in population and economic capacity. That factor alone sets some boundaries about what we can and should do. Canada needs a strong and battle ready military on land, sea and in the air. We don’t have that right now, especially in the air and on the sea. Canada needs to have training and equipment that allows us to partner with our allies at home and, when necessary, abroad. That word, abroad, raises some serious considerations. Our interventions abroad were instigated out of the necessity of the times. Past decisions were made based on the best information available. It is unfair to criticize past decisions. To do so is a disservice to those who risked their lives for our sake. But future decisions and interventions need to be examined in the light of the best information available and of what we have learned from the past. Canada needs to be ready at all times to defend our borders and come to the defence of our allies. That said, I am not sure we should entangle ourselves in civil and

religious wars in far away places and, especially, in places where the people have no intention of sharing our view about peace and good government. In the bluntest of terms, if we intervene in countries that place little value on human rights or religious freedom, it is doubtful if we should send our people to die there. Canada is a relatively young country, but some of the places where we try to intervene have had a highly developed society for thousands of years. I doubt they are really prepared to take moral instruction or military intervention from us. Canada’s military needs to be ready to defend, to work at home, be ready to align with allies when necessary, but intervention should be done in a very measured and considered manner. Canada’s job is to build opportunity in Canada and defend Canada’s interest. If other countries like our approach, they are quite welcome to adopt it. However, we should tread very carefully, lest we think we can enforce our values in places where we are not welcome. Disclaimer: The writer serves as a volunteer chair of the Manitoba Community Newspaper Association. The views expressed in this column are the writer’s personal views and are not to be taken as being the view of the MCNA board or Banner & Press staff.

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t seems like it should be the punchline of a joke about governments, but it’s the reality in Manitoba— in the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the Province lost money selling drugs. When Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries (MLL) released their annual report for the year ending March 31, 2019, it showed a $2.4 million loss on cannabis sales. With the timeline, Oct. 17, 2018, and the accessibility, retail locations within a 30 minute drive for 90 per cent of the population, set by the federal government, the MY Province was in PERSPECTIVE a tough place. While the federal government mandated when Kate and where legal Jackman-Atkinson cannabis needed to be available for purchase across Canada, it left how that was to be implemented up to the country’s individual provinces. In Manitoba, the retail locations are operated by the private sector, but all the product sold must be purchased wholesale through MLL. During the first year of legal sales, there were 21 retail locations in the province, 13 of which were in Winnipeg. The provincial government collects income from cannabis sales in the form of wholesale markups and a social responsibility fee, which is a 6 per cent tax on retailers’ annual revenues. In 20182019, this grossed $5.3 million for the province. On the flip side, the costs associated with the sale of recreational cannabis were $7.8 million, $4.1 million of which were one-time costs. That $4.1 million included expenses such as policy development, health and safety considerations, training, enforcement and a public awareness campaign. The Winnipeg Free Press quoted a Manitoba Finance official as saying they didn’t know if cannabis would be profitable in the 2019-20 fiscal year. Not unexpectedly, the first year of legal sales saw some challenges. There were supply shortages across the country and MLL reported that they received about 30 per cent of their expected product volumes. These supply problems are likely to have impacted prices. Statistics Canada reported that based on 11 months of prices reported by Canadians, while legal cannabis was about $10.71/ gram, black market product was only $5.85/gram. For all the publicity about the legalization of cannabis, its sale is a very small portion of MLL’s operation. Last year, cannabis accounted for about 1 per cent of the Crown Corporation’s operating income. For comparison’s sake, in 2019, the operating income for cannabis sales was $3.4 million, compared to $286 million in liquor sales. It will be interesting to see how the sector develops in Manitoba, beyond the money the government does, or doesn’t make from it. The province is home to one publicly traded production and retail company, Delta 9. According to a press release, they reported a gross profit of $2.9 million in the second quarter of 2019. That’s almost $3 million more than in 2018, but the company still recorded a loss on operations. John Arbuthnot, Delta 9’s CEO, has talked about Manitoba’s cost advantages, including inexpensive power, rent and a relatively low cost of living. Legal, recreational cannabis was expected to fill government coffers and that hasn’t been the case, at least not yet. Though it could well happen and on Oct. 17, the next wave of products became legal. This second phase includes products such as edibles, beverages and topical products, though none are expect to be available for sale until mid December, once Health Canada has reviewed and approved them before they hit the market. As the market develops, more stores will open and product offerings will be expanded to include a wider audience of consumers, interested in different ways of consuming cannabis. However, these expanded offerings will likely come with added costs related to oversight, education and enforcement. The success of this experiment has yet to be determined.


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For your tomorrow, we gave our today Observation


his week’s column is an edited version of a reflection I shared on Nov. 11, 2017 at the Remembrance Day service in the Kelwood Legion Hall. The year was 1944. Everyone in Europe and America knew that a major Allied invasion of France was imminent and on June 6, it happened. For the next 12 months, the eyes of the world followed the British, American and Soviet troops, as they made their way into Germany and to Berlin. In less than a year, the war in Europe was over. But while all of this was going on, a small contingent of British troops, with help from their allies in India and Nepal, were engaged in a battle to retain control over the road and ridge near Kohima, the capital city of the eastern Indian province of Nagaland. The battle of Kohima lasted 2.5 months. It was one of the costliest battles of WWII. In all, 4,064 Allied and possibly 7,000 Japanese soldiers were killed.

FAITHFULLY YOURS Neil Strohschein One thousand, four hundred twenty of those killed in that battle are buried in the Kohima War Cemetery. A memorial to their heroic efforts also stands there. On its face, the following epitaph is engraved: “When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today.” That is what we have the opportunity to do every Nov. 11. We can sit with our veterans and listen to their stories. We can learn about the conditions they faced as they fought in some of the worst hell holes on this planet and breathe a silent prayer of thanksgiving to God for the privileges we enjoy thanks to their dedication and sacrifice. But we need not stop there. We can spend a few minutes reading books, watching videos

or listening to audio recordings of real soldiers fighting real battles and falling with their faces to the foe. From every book, every film clip, every still photo and every sound bite, we will hear their words: “For your tomorrow, we gave our today.” I’d encourage you to visit the war memorial in your town, stand quietly and read a few of the names engraved on it. They may not mean much to you, but please remember that those whose names you will read were once part of our communities. They attended our schools, played in our parks, worked on farms or in stores until Canada went to war; they were sent overseas and were killed in action. If they could speak today, they would say: “For your tomorrow, we gave our today.”

If you don’t feel like standing outside, visit the exhibits at your local Legion Hall or museum. Look at the photos displayed there. Read the stories of those from your area who served in Canada’s military. Stand in silence, listen and you just might hear them say: “For your tomorrow, we gave our today.” Then think of the children and youth of your community; and of all the potential they have. Remember the young men and women whose potential died with them when they were killed in action. Hear them say: “For your tomorrow, we gave our today.” Finally, I urge you to offer this simple prayer: “Almighty God, in honour of those who died in the service of God, king and country; and so that my children and grandchildren will never have to suffer and die in war; I give myself in loving service to my family, community and country. For their tomorrow, I gladly give my today.”

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s the leading edge of the Baby Boomers, I rely on historians, neighbours and renown authors for my information of the impact of the Great Wars. My uncles seldom spoke of their experiences and that was not uncommon. The neighbour, also our van driver for several years, spoke of his time in the forces. As he aged and slowly lost mobility because of his injuries, it seemed to become easier for him to share thoughts. Not so much memories, but thoughts of combat and nations warring. Another gentleman in my home village did not need to speak of war and the crippling effects of war, for he walked with difficulty and effort, having suffered the effects of gas in the trenches. These were men I knew and respected, never taking for granted their contributions to my freedoms. “Rilla of Ingleside”, by L.M Montgomery, rendered a fair glimpse into

HOMEBODIES Rita Friesen the life of those who waited. Waited for word from sons, lovers, husbands, schoolmates and chums that were overseas. The waiting grew wearying. From this book, I carry the phrase, “patience is a tired mare and yet, she plods on. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things, with courage, dignity and pride.” “The Diary of Anne Frank” was also a glimpse, into another side of the war story. Reading it as a youth, it was easy to identify with the isolation and frustration, the longings and the regrets. A glimpse into another world. As an adult, I watch the actions and bravery of our armed forces. Peace keeping missions, anything but

peaceful. And yet, for the sake of this world’s peace, individuals still leave the comfort and safety of families and homes and willingly serve. We hear and read of PTSD, most of us never imagining the scenes replaying in wounded hearts and minds. As I watch my world, the work of our police officers, first responders, security guards– well, these, too, are peacekeepers. I have wandered the beaches of Ju no a nd Omaha. Explored the streets of Amsterdam, Moscow and Krakow. Mourned the reality of concentration camps. Enormous world events. Different emotions in all these places. Different histories with very different endings.

As we pause, in silence, at eleven o’clock on the morning of Nov. 11, each of us immersed in our own thoughts, there is a commonality, the freedoms we experience were hard fought for and we can never forget. The images of young men and women, bravely defending our nation and world freedom, past and present, serving, willing. Willing to face terrors, aware that not all warriors return, or return whole. It is with deepest gratitude that I wear the poppy, that I pause with countless others, that I now live with a deeper respect for all who served and serve. As an elder, what I can now do is pray, “let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.” Another teaching is “as much as possible, live at peace with all”. Small first steps that make a difference in my life, and my attitude! Thankful for all my tomorrows.


By Addy Oberlin emembrance Day will be thought of again this year. To remember our soldiers is not only a task for the elderly. Even now, there are wars being fought and they are fighting for the freedom, not for their own country, but for those who are threatened with death. I remember when the Canadian soldiers came to my country and freed us from the oppressor. We need to remember the freedom we have in this country. We are so blessed. We have freedom to think and express our feelings. We are free to believe in God who sent His Son to this earth to become the ultimate sacrifice for our sins ( John 3:16). Do we remember those who are persecuted for their faith? We also need to remember, even in our own country, those who come home from fighting a war and got hurt physically, emotionally and mentally. We need to remember them in our prayers, that help will be provided for them. Let us make Remembrance Day a special day of prayer.



Student concerns Dear Manitoba Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen; My name is Seraphina Gilbert and I’m a Grade 9 student at Rivers Collegiate Institute, in Rivers Manitoba, part of the Rolling River School Division. I have some very strong concerns about the PAX programs in our school. I am also concerned about the level of education I am receiving because we are all focused so much on PAX. I’m sure you know what it is, but according to the Manitoba government website: : “PAX teaches students autonomous self-control and self-management through collaborating with others for peace, productivity, health and happiness. PAX is an evidence-based, childhood mental health promotion strategy which combines the science from PeaceBuilders, Good Behavior Game and other studies.” Which in all honesty, it actually sounds like a good idea, until you hear how it’s been enforced on my high school courses. Continued on page 16

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Thumbs Up to Darlene and Neil Gillies of Neepawa Tire. There, Darlene found my lost hearing aid in an out of the way place. Neil telephoned customers, hoping to find the owner and so he re-united me with my lifeline. This is caring for and about not only the business, but also the personal needs of customers and the general public. Neepawa Tire sets a good example in our community. Barbara J. Jardine Neepawa, MB Thumbs up to Val Wilson for announcing the Arden Bingo at the Bigger Bingo on Wednesdays. Thank you so much for supporting the Tuesday night Arden Bingo. Arden Ladies Auxiliary member Kathy Enns Arden, MB Would you like to send a thumbs up or thumbs down to an individual or group in the community? Please send it our way. Submissions must include a name and must be under 100 words. We want to hear from you! In person: 243 Hamilton St. Neepawa By fax: 204-476-5073 By email:

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Lithuania is a Baltic nation with 55 miles of coast along the Baltic Sea. Its neighbouring countries are Latvia, Poland, Belarus and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. Lithuania has low wet lands with many swamps, rivers, 3,000 small lakes, sand dunes and fields of fertile soil. They are known for their large forests that are teeming with wildlife. Lithuania is a parliamentary republic. A profoundly religious people, their country is often referred to as “the land of crosses”. Two Baltic languages have survived to modern times and Lithuanian is one of them. Lithuanian is their official language, with Russian and Polish spoken by some. Vilnius University is one of the oldest and most famous establishments of higher education in Eastern and Central Europe, founded in 1579. Approximately 1.5 million tourists visit Lithuania. There is so much history in this country. Vilnius, the capital city since the 14th century, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the well preserved medieval buildings, which depict architecture in the Gothic, Renaissance and Neo-Classical styles. Trakai Castle is a popular day trip visitors can take from Vilnius. The castle showcases Lithuanian history and medieval Lithuania. Lithuania’s Hill of Crosses is a significant pilgrimage site, where the devout go to pray and add their crosses to the thousands that have been left by other pilgrims before. This impressive religious attraction has 100,000 crosses and one of its famous visitors was Pope John Paul II in 1983. Walk the trail through the woods filled with outdoor sculptures and wooden folk art, known as the Hill of Witches. Gardens, parks, castles, churches, museums, music festivals abound in this European gem among tourism hotspots. For the non-history person, check out the beer, wine and cheese tours. Lithuania was first recorded as a country in 1009, but Baltic tribes settled in the territory much further back. The kingdom of Lithuania grew over the years and, by the end of the 14th century, was the largest country in Europe. During late 13th and in to the early 15th centuries, the Teutonic Order of Knights invaded continually to convert the pagan Lithuanians. This war proved to be the longest war in the history of Europe and eventually the Knights succeeded in their efforts. In 1385, Lithuania united with Poland and this kingdom lasted until 1795, when it broke up and was divided amongst other countries. The bulk of Lithuania went to Russia. Waves of Russification began, as Lithuanian language and culture was banned. After World War I, Lithuania once again became an independent country, however, it was absorbed by the Soviet Union at the start of World War II. Upon the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, Lithuania declared its independence. It soon elected a President and became a member of the European Union. Lithuanians take pride in surviving this period of repression, which is a focal point of the national culture. This country is rich with agriculture. Livestock (beef, pork and chicken), dairy, fishing (by the sea), orchards and bee keeping provide food sources. Potato dishes abound in Lithuania. This was not always the case. Potatoes became widespread with the arrival of the Soviet occupation when the privately owned land was nationalized and people were left only with their backyards to grow vegetables to supplement their diet. Wild mushrooms grow abundantly and are used extensively. The most common flavourings are dill, black pepper, scallions, onions and garlic. Two favourite traditional dishes are šaltibarščiai, cold beet soup with buttermilk, and cepelinai, boiled potato dumplings filled with meat or curd and served with fried pork fat or sour cream. Balandėliai (“little doves”) are made from cabbage leaves stuffed with a minced meat, barley and onion filling. They can be served with sour cream or tomato sauce. Duona (bread) is probably the oldest staple Lithuanian food that has been the centre of Lithuanian cuisine for hundreds of years. Lašiniai is smoked pig fat and silkė is pickled herring, both favourites among the people. More exotic are the Vėdarai (stuffed pig’s intestines), Skilandis (stuffed pig’s stomach), alionių skilandis (minced meat smoked in pork bladders). Few parts of a pig would be considered inedible in Lithuania. Lithuanians do not have a sweet tooth. Desserts and sweets are not a part of daily meals, but during holidays and special occasions, they do appear on the table.

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12 year sentence handed out in connection to Neepawa homicide


Police investigate the crime scene at the north end of Neepawa, the day after the fatality on Nov. 25, 2017.

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A provincial court judge has handed down a sentence of 12 years to Kelsie LeSergent for her role in a 2017 homicide in Neepawa. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the decision was announced during court proceedings held in Minnedosa. LeSergent had pleaded guilty earlier this year to manslaughter for her role in the death of 62-year-old Leonard Maksymic, who was shot and killed in his Neepawa home on Nov. 25, 2017. Few details of the incident were made public during the investigation, but the Brandon Sun attended the sentencing hearing and revealed information on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The Sun reported that Judge Shawna Hewitt-Michta indicated that LeSergent and two co-accused conspired to carry out a home invasion of Maksymic’s Neepawa home, because they wanted drugs and they believed Maksymic, who was disabled, was in pos-

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Crown asked for 12-15 The Crown asked the court to consider a sentence of 12 to 15 years, while defence counsel argued a sentence of seven to 10 years would be more appropriate. After a credit for time served, LeSergent will have just over 10 years remaining

on her sentence. Two other individuals are also facing charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and accessory after the fact related to the death. Both have yet to enter pleas and are scheduled for a preliminary hearing in February. After the sentencing for LeSergent was announced, the Brandon Sun reported that RCMP had to be called to the courthouse in Minnedosa due to an encounter between the families of the victim and the accused. While there was some verbal confrontation, there were no reports of any physical interaction between the two sides.

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In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, fry the mushrooms, onions and garlic in the butter for 5-7 minutes. Add the stock and barley and simmer for 20 minutes. Then add the parsley, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, salt and pepper. Simmer for another 30 minutes or until veggies are tender. Stir in the sour cream and dill and serve immediately.

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session of morphine. The group took a loaded firearm and drove from Killarney to Maksymic’s home, where they kicked in his door, Hewitt-Michta said. During the court proceedings, the Sun reported the accused had said that Maksymic advanced toward them when he was shot in the chest.




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Neepawa group collecting Handbags of HOPE The HOPE groups at Neepawa Area Collegiate and Neepawa Middle School are looking for items for a handbag/backpack drive. We are collecting handbags, purses and backpacks, as well as items that can go in the bags. The bags and items will be donated to the Neepawa Salvation Army, the Women’s Shelter in Brandon and Brandon Bear Clan. Items we are collecting include: new or gently used purses, backpacks,

blankets, jewelry, men’s and women’s mitts, gloves, scarves and toques. New items that can also be donated include men’s and women’s socks, shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, deodorant, brushes, combs, toothpaste, toothbr ushes, K leenex a nd makeup. Snack items, notebooks, pens and gift cards for fast food restaurants can also be donated.  T hese items can be taken to the Neepawa Public Library or the Life Skills Classroom at Neepawa Area Collegiate/ Neepawa Middle School by Monday, Dec. 2.

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The 24 Hour Giving Challenge has added $153,379 to the BPCF’s Community Fund since 2014

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson Neepawa Banner & Press 2014. She explained that every year, the BPCF has earned the maximum top up available and is regularly among the top five communities in Manitoba for the value of funds donated during the 24 hour period. Now that the community is familiar with the event, Kryschuk said that many donors wait for this specific day to make their donations. “It’s impactful,” she said of the ability to stretch local donations, which can be of any value. The BPCF won’t be holding any special fundraisers this year, such as Jail N Bail, however, donors have a couple of ways to support the foundation. Donations can be made online through the BPCF’s website, or at the foundation’s office in Neepawa. Donors can also drop off cheques ahead of the event, though they must be made out to the Winnipeg Foundation. In addition to the BPCF in Neepawa, Gladstone, Minnedosa, Carberry and Onanole also have community foundations.

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On Nov. 16, $5 can become $7! Created five years ago, the 24 Hour Giving Challenge promotes donations to Manitoba community foundations and, thanks to funding partners, donations made by individuals are partially matched. This year, for every $5 donated to an unrestricted fund held by a Manitoba Community Foundation, the Province of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Foundation will each add $1, to a maximum of $2,000 each. For the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation (BPCF), in Neepawa, this has been a popular and successful way to grow the Community Fund. The Community Fund is the endowment fund to which local organizations apply each year in order to receive funding for projects. “Thanks to our generous donors, it’s been a successful fundraiser,” said BPCF executive director Brenda Kryschuk, adding that the Giving Challenge has added $153,379 to the Community Fund since

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Looking Back

NOVEMBER 8, 2019

1979: World War I veteran traces his path from Amiens to Roye

By Cassandra Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press

110 years ago, Friday, November 5, 1909 A gentleman’s umbrella left at the opera house on the night of “The Bonnie Briar Bush” is at the Press office. The owner need not call, as the umbrella is worth more than the price of this advertisement, and it will be very useful to us next summer. 100 years ago, Friday, November 7, 1919 No damage was done on Halloween. Does Jack still go west? 90 years ago, Friday, November 8, 1929 A meeting of the Ku Klux Klan at Hudson Bay Junction developed into a riot and the burning of a cross was prevented. 80 years ago, Tuesday, November 7, 1939 Ger ma n sold ier s i n the Siegfried line expect the war will be over by Christmas, being confident that Britain will be starved out by submarine and plane attacks. Since her conquests, Germany now has more Jews than ever before. There are 10,000,000 Jews in Europe, three-quarters of whom live in totalitarian countries. 70 years ago, Thursday, November 3, 1949 The Pas– To prevent an animal disease from spreading from Ontario

into Manitoba’s rich beaver muskrat country, provincial officials have ordered a five mile strip along the provincial border to be trapped clear of beaver. Registered trapline owners are asked to trap heavily to prevent migration of infected.

60 years ago, Friday, November 6, 1959 The appointment of Mrs. Marie Salway as Health Educator with the Neepawa Health Unit has been announced by the Manitoba Department of Health and Public Welfare. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Salway joined the staf f of the Provincial Government in 1947 as a nutritionist. In 1949, she obtained her M.Sc. in Public Health at North Carolina and returned to the government in October 1949. M rs. Sa lway was appointed f irst Public Health Educator for the province and served in this capacity until April, 1951. 50 years ago, Thursday, November 6, 1969 Manitoba’s pioneers will receive special recognition in 1970 as part of the prov ince’s Centenn ia l celebrations. According to Rev. Bruce Miles, chairman of the Pioneer Committee of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation, a special medallion is being prepared by the Corporation for pr es ent at ion t h r ough local committees to our pioneers… By definition, Pioneers of Manitoba are designated to

those 75 years or over, who have spent most of their life in the province. There are 40,000 Manitobans in this category. Over 300 men and women are 95 or over. 40 years ago, Thursday, November, 1979 This year is the 40th anniversar y of t he declaration of World War II in 1939. Har vest t ime, 1914, in wester n Man itoba. Eighteen-year-old Archie Cox was on his way to Brandon from Minitonas seek i ng employ ment during the busy season. Across the Atlantic, Germany, Great Britain, France, Austria-Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia and Japan were declaring war on each other on successive dates t h roughout t he month of August. Here i n M a n itoba , the young Cox read the newspaper and tried to join the army in Brandon. They were only taking “trained men” he was told… Two years later, war was still raging in Europe. Cox came off a farm at Souris after two years farming and in Brandon joined the 181st Battalion Infantry. Six months later, the boy who had “no recollections of war” would be up to his knees in mud and slime in France, carrying the wounded, carrying munitions to the front, wiring at the front– only yards from the enemy… The day the battalion left the four-storey Massey Harris building on Pacific Ave., all the young soldiers broke open their pillows onto the street below. “The boys didn’t give a


World War One veteran Archie Cox, pictured in 1979, traces the path his battallion took from Amiens to Roye in France on a military map he salvaged from his army days.

hoot about war,” said Cox. “It was just a fun thing.” T he f u n t u r ned to deadly war games when the battalion joined the reserves at Shorncliffe. Cox recalls this reserve base was the target of the first German bombing in England in March, 1917. 30 years ago, Tuesday, November 7, 1989 Saturday, Oct. 21, 1989 was the end of an era for the village and the community of Eden, with the complete d ispersa l of bui ld ing, property and contents of the Eden Garage. Matt Skibinsky’s business and the service he gave the community will be sadly missed. He purchased the garage from John Slymko, Apr. 1, 1949. He was in partnership with Ed Carriere for a short

time. The garage burned in 1955. For a period of time after the fire, Matt operated from the building in the south end of town, presently owned by Penno Machining. The present building was ready for business in 1957… T he bu i ld ing and property was purchased by a group of businessmen. Its future will be to serve as a storage facility. 20 years ago, Monday, November 8, 1999 A 15-year-old Winnipeg girl is hoping to collect one-million signatures on a petition against child pornography. A member of Youth Ma k ing a Dif ference, Jacquie Northcott said the petition will be sent to Ottawa “to prove to the Canadian government

that citizens of Canada are against the legalized possession of chi ld pornography.” Northcott started the petition after the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled a B.C. man, John Robin Sharpe, had the legal right to possess kiddie porn. Northcott said she’s hoping enough signatures will sway lawmakers in reversing the decision.


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Downton night delights


By Kate Jackman-Atkinson Neepawa Banner & Press The silver was polished and the trays set, as an enthusiastic crowd of Downton Abbey fans came to the Roxy Theatre in Neepawa for a special theme night. On Nov. 2, the community owned and volunteer run theatre arranged special treats and prizes for that evening’s showing of the Downton Abbey movie. Costumes were encouraged and a few members of the audience channelled their favourite member of the Crawley family, donning period inspired hats and clothing. While the crowd of 51 was smaller than expected, those in attendance had a good time, said Roxy board member and event organizer, Kay De’Ath. “We were disappointed in the turnout, but thankful for the ones that came,” she said. The crowd included a couple of especially enthusiastic guests. De’Ath explained that two women from the Winnipeg area

were in town visiting their mother at Country Meadows and saw an ad for the theme night. They quickly threw together some costumes and came down to the theatre. “They thought it was brilliant,” said De’Ath, adding that they said it was something they’d never get in a big cinema. Also in attendance was Minnedosa resident Katrina Dalrymple, who donated a drawing she did featuring four of the Downton Abbey characters. The drawing will be hung in the concession area for the enjoyment of all guests. Using serving trays and decorations loaned out by community members, guests were treated to scones, with toppings, and a selection of mocktails, sponsored by local business It’s Time Fashion and Gifts. De’Ath praised the volunteer crew, representatives from the Town of Neepawa, for helping with the event and the clean up after.


Above left: Katrina Dalrymple was one of the Downton Abbey fans who attended the Roxy’s Downton theme night in costume. She also made and donated a drawing (below), featuring four characters from the television series and movie, to the Roxy. Above right: Attendees dig into some of the snacks provided at the Roxy’s Downton Abbey themed night.

The Roxy is hoping to hold more theme nights in the coming year and if anyone is interested in helping out, or has a theme they’d like to see, they can contact the board by email ( or through their Facebook page.

PROMOTE YOUR FARM-RELATED BUSINESS Our Nov. 29 Ag section is a great way to help your customers wrap up 2019 and get the start on 2020! Advertise your end of season or pre-booking specials!

Expression of Interest in a Rural Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Training Town of Neepawa Fall 2020 or Winter 2021 The Town of Neepawa is considering hosting a 2 year LPN program. A community meeting is being held for potential students to express their interest and to discuss the training, career path and funding assistance. Are you interested in taking the LPN Program in Neepawa through Assiniboine Community College? We want to hear from you!

This information session will be held Nov 12 at 7pm at the Neepawa Library back room. Not able to attend the info session? Do you have questions about this program? Kimberly Yerex Westlake Employment Skills & Services Centre Inc. (204) 476-7699

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Giving smiles and Scaring away hunger in Neepawa getting sweets


Above/below: Pre-school aged kids went trick-ortreating to participating Neepawa businesses on Halloween morning.


Pyramid Collision owner Adrienne Mack brought her tow truck, all dressed up for Halloween, and parked downtown to hand out some candy to the pre-school trick-or-treaters.


Eighteen members of Neepawa Area Collegiate’s HOPE group, along with eight Neepawa Natives hockey players and five Rotarians, went trick-or-treating around Neepawa, collecting non-perishable food items for the Neepawa Community Ministries Centre food bank. In total, 2,240 pounds of food was collected.

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Celebrating 90th Anniversary

Neepawa-Gladstone Co-operative Ltd. DECLARES ANOTHER


The Neepawa Natives hockey team got all dressed up to show off their Halloween spirit at Country Meadows on Oct. 31. The team paraded through the residents who gathered to see them, then played some games with the residents (bottom).


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Gladstone students trick-or-treat for a cause in cash to members! EQUITY CHEQUES - JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS: The board will be handing out EQUITY CHEQUES on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 at NEEPAWA GROCERY STORE and FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 AT GLADSTONE GROCERY STORE From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Remaining cheques will be mailed the next week.


Ten students from William Morton Collegiate trick-or-treated for non-perishables, collecting for the Gladstone United Church food cupboard.

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Neepawa Lions Club retires playground loan Submitted Neepawa Lions Club

Neepawa Lions Club members gathered at Lions Riverbend Park on Monday, Nov. 4, for a brief inspection of the playground equipment they had installed in 2012. The Lions Club are about to pay off the last $1,000 on the loan they had used to purchase this equipment. Lions president Tom Borsa says this was a major undertaking for their club. The equipment is enjoyed immensely by local citizens and park visitors alike. “It’s nice to retire our loan commitment on this project,” Borsa com-

mented. “Now we focus on our other projects. Service to the community continues.” Neepawa Lions would like to acknowledge that the Town of Neepawa helped considerably with this project, by way of doing the work of installing the equipment. Lions Club members wish to thank the community for supporting their fundraising initiatives, which have included concerts at the Roxy Theatre, Lions Life Line, World Series Lottery, Christmas Cake Sales and other activities. Next fundraiser: this year’s Christmas Cake Sale will be starting up within the next couple weeks.

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On Monday, Nov. 4, Neepawa Lions Club members met at the Lions Riverbend Park playground to celebrate the last of the Club’s payments on the play structures that were installed in 2012. Pictured top (from left): Cecil Pittman, Charles Taylor. Middle: Don Chubey. Ground: Harvey Fleger, Tom Borsa, Don Flatt and Larry Evans. The stucture they were standing on and around is one of the structures that’s about to be paid off, with the other play structure in the background, to the left.

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Looking for aspiring nurses By Kate Jackman-Atkinson Neepawa Banner & Press Neepawa could be hosting a Licensed Practical Nursing course, if the community can prove there’s enough interest. Assiniboine Community College (ACC) has put out a request for proposals for two rural communities to host their rotating training site and a group of local partners is putting together a proposal for Neepawa. The group is made up of representatives from Prairie Mountain Health, Settlement Services and Westlake Employment Services, with Neepawa’s Economic Development officer, Marilyn Crewe, taking the lead in preparing the application. In addition to the major partners, Crewe said they have been in discussions with the Beautiful Plains School Division as well. Crewe explained that as part of the proposal, they have to include labour

market demand, willing partners and a suitable location. The major component though will be interested students— the course needs 25 students in order to be held. In an effort to gauge the interest of prospective students, the group will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., at the Neepawa Library. “It’s important for the community to respond, ACC needs to know [that there’s interest],” said Crewe. If anyone is interested in taking the course, but can’t attend the meeting, they can contact Neepawa Settlement or Westlake Employment to indicate their interest. If Neepawa is chosen, the two-year LPN program would begin in either September 2020, or January 2021.

Minnedosa Credit Union members approve merger Submitted Media Release Minnedosa Credit Union held a special meeting last night at the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre to vote on the proposed amalgamation with Sunrise Credit Union. Seventy-three members were present at Tuesday’s meeting, with 100 per cent voting in favour of the merger, effective July 1, 2020. “The vote shows the democratic member control that credit unions have,” stated Barry McNabb, chair of the Minnedosa Credit Union Board of Directors, “Member-owners having the final say on important initiatives is one of the mainstays of the co-operative movement. We’re pleased with their decision.” The primary objective of the merger is to improve member service through an expanded geographic area, increase and improve product offerings, enhance career opportunities for employees and drive greater operational efficiencies and cost savings through economies of scale.

“We are happy for our members because this was the right decision,” stated Minnedosa Credit Union General Manager Brad Ross, “This partnership will allow us to serve our communities well in the future, will bring enhanced products and services to our members and create powerful new opportunities for our staff.” Tim Klassen, President and CEO of Sunrise Credit Union, was pleased with the results as well, saying “We’re honoured that Minnedosa members voted in favour of joining us.” Sunrise Credit Union members also need to approve the proposed merger. A special meeting for Sunrise members was held Nov. 6 at Sunrise Credit Union. About Minnedosa Credit Union Minnedosa Credit Union Limited received its Charter on July 21, 1947, with its first office being in the boardroom of the Co-op Store (Old Service Centre), until 1956. March 6, 1975 marked the grand opening of the present building,

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Neepawa nominated for two provincial awards

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The Town of Neepawa and Neepawa Tourism have been nominated for a couple of awards from the Economic Developers Association of Manitoba ( EDA M ). The Tow n’s Storefront Improvement Incentive Program (SIIP) was nominated for the award of Project of the Year, while Neepawa Tourism was nominated for the Market ing E xcel lence award. EDAM is an organization that supports and connects economic development organizations from over 10 0 c o m mu n it ie s i n Manitoba. This is their third year hosting the annual EDAM awards. Marilyn Crewe, Neepawa economic development officer and past chair of EDAM, noted that the organization started these awards to give back to its member communities and give them a chance to see what other communities across the province are doing to develop their economies. T he P roject of t he

Year award is for a new program or project that has started within the last 18 months, is community or business focused and makes a significant and long-term impact on the economic development of the community or region. For those not familiar with SIIP, the Town of Neepawa offers funding to businesses that plan to do renovations to their building facade, in order to make a more appealing atmosphere in Neepawa’s business sector. These businesses can apply for up to half of the cost of the improvement work. Crewe explained that one reason she nominated the SIIP for an award was to give other communities the chance to see this program. “The Storefront Improvement Program is something that other communities can easily replicate,” she explained, adding that because of the nomination, the other E DA M member s w i l l be able to learn about and potentially apply this program in their own community. The Marketing Excellence award w ill

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St Dominic’s Bazaar, 416 1st Ave, Neepawa, Sat. Nov. 9, 10:30-1:30. 15 vendors, including cookies, perogies, spring rolls, jewellery, baby clothing, socks, oils, woodwork, bags (31) and Tupperware. Lunch available. BBQ hamburger or smokie plus perogies, coleslaw, dessert and beverage for $10. 12 and under $5. Free admission. Come join us!

Obituary Ralph Andrew Schneider Ralph was born August 4th 1931, at Neepawa hospital ,to Andrew and Margaret (McCullough) Schneider. He is predeceased by his siblings Mary Elizabeth (6 years of age) and baby boy George (3 days of age) due to diphtheria and in later years, his sister Mary and brother-inlaw Tom Acutt. He leaves to mourn his wife of 59 years Dorothy “Mildred” (Hammersley) Schneider, his children Louise (John) Boschman and Gordon (Diane) Schneider; his grandchildren: Matthew (Brittany), Randal, Tamara (Chad Bell), Andrew (Katelyn Panchuk), Amy, Eric (Kayla Sampson), his great grandchildren: Sophia, Jayden and Noah Boschman and many extended family and friends. Ralph grew up on the farm site with his family, including his niece Margaret (Sutherland) Gray, south of Edrans. He attended Edrans School, completing grade 11. He was a member of the garden club, which was later known as 4-H, and helped teach Sunday school during the summer months. He was also treasurer of the North Norfolk Film council and showed the films purchased from the film board until the introduction of television to the area and remained active in community events throughout the years. Ralph farmed with his parents and in 1955, he decided to increase the farm area. While working with the breaking plow, a root came up and broke his leg. This event directed him to take the Agricultural Course in Brandon. While attending, he was awarded the Pool Elevators Scholarship based on character, scholastic ability and leadership. With a healed leg, he returned to the farm ,easing the burden for his family. On July 30th, 1960, Ralph married the love of his life, Mildred Hammersley, of Birnie MB, whom he had met while she worked at the Edrans store. They then built their house using lumber from the Edrans train station. Together, they raised a family and ran a mixed farm, including a dairy barn, until years later, when health issues forced him to end farming. At this time, he started working for Cooks Auto Body, where he drove vehicles all over the province, even as far as Leaf Rapids. With this change, they were now able to start travelling for pleasure. They took many trips, including: Vancouver, including the Island; Churchill; Yellowstone Park in Montana; east to the Maritimes and they also made it down to California to visit Mildred’s sisters. In addition to this, they also spent many summers camping at Rivers Lake, making more friends, memories and not to mention the fish tales. Ralph was then diagnosed with cancer. Treatments and doctors appointments became the new way of life. Soon after, he and Mildred decided it was time to move into the town of Carberry, even though his heart remained on the farm. He spent the last 5 months in Carberry Hospital, being cared for by the wonderful staff there. Ralph remained interested in the events of farming, his family, friends and all those who came to visit him. Throughout his life span, he took his circumstances with a heart of gold and will be truly missed by all. Graveside Service with Rita Friesen officiating is Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Edrans Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the Carberry United Church Hall. In memory of Ralph, all donations can be made to Carberry Hospital if desired. White’s Funeral Home, Carberry, MB in care of arrangements.

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The family of Anne Kolesar would like to thank Dr. Ong, nurses and hospital staff for their compassionate care of our Mom. We appreciate all the support, expressions of sympathy, cards, thoughts and prayers, flowers received and donations made. Special thanks to White’s Funeral Home for their help and kindness in taking care of Mom’s funeral arrangements. Thank you to Beth McDonald and Rev. Linda for the lovely service, pallbearers and the church family for serving lunch.

Obituary Anne Kolesar Peacefully with family at her side, Anne Kolesar, of Neepawa, MB, passed away on October 23, 2019, at the age of 90 years. Anne was born March 20, 1929 in Posa, Slovakia to Nicholas and Maria Smoley. Two months after Anne was born, her father came to Canada in hopes of making a better a life for the family. 20 years later, in September 1949, Anne and her mother came to Canada, leaving three brothers behind. A year later, in July 1950, Anne was married to John Kolesar. They raised their family of six children in the Glenholm district, where they farmed until moving to Neepawa in 1994. Anne resided in her home until her death. Anne was predeceased by her parents Nicholas and Maria Smoley; her three brothers John, George and Michael; and her beloved husband John Kolesar, who passed away in Neepawa in 1997. Anne is lovingly remembered by her six children; Ann Ducharme and her husband Rick, Ray and his wife Marion, Jean Seaborn and her husband Bob, Cheryl Unger and her husband Alvin, Alan, David and his wife Kara; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A funeral service was held at Calvary Chapel on October 28, 2019 with White’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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Obituary Iris Elnora Rink Iris Elnora Rink (nee Farmer) was born on February 10, 1929, in the Plumas district ,to Otto and Mary Ann Farmer and passed away peacefully with her son Eddie by her side, on October 31, 2019, at the age of 90. She was the sixth child of ten born to the Farmer Family. On September 19, 1953, Iris married Albert Rink in Gladstone and they had two sons Gary, and Edward. They were married for 65 years, until Albert's passing in May of 2018. Mom started her career in 1955 as a receptionist at Gladstone Clinic for Doctors McNichol and Smith. She took time off to raise a family and then returned to work with Dr. Samuels. When Seven Regions Health Centre opened, she moved over to the hospital with Dr. Samuels and worked there for 19 1/2 years, until her retirement in 1994. Mom loved playing the piano and always talked fondly of the events where her entire family would play. She enjoyed being around people and took every opportunity she could to socialize. Her favourite thing was spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren. She took great pride in her beautiful yard and her flower garden. Iris was predeceased by her husband Albert in 2018; parents Otto and Mary Ann; brothers Archie, Murray, Kenneth, Wesley and Melvin and sisters Fern and Irene. In her passing, she leaves to mourn her two sons, Gary (Suzanne) and Eddie (Rhonda); 6 grandchildren, Holly (Jon Birnie), Kyle, Tanner, Kaelei, Kendal and Kristin Rink; one great granddaughter, Lennon Birnie; one sister ,Ivy Charles and one brother, Elmer Farmer. A service will be held at the United Church in Gladstone on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm. If friends so desire, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone~MacGregor

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Continued from Page 5 I come from a very loud class and we are all very hard to manage, but that’s the way we’ve always been, it’s all we know. We’ve never truly been disciplined, of course we’ve had to stay inside at break a few times, but that’s never changed a thing. So, now we are in high school and things have not changed, but something is different. Our division superintendent has applied the PAX program. So, instead of actually getting disciplined as a class and as an individual, we now get rewarded. Not for being bad, but for giving the teachers and the classmates respect, handing in our class work on time and basically, at this point, just for showing up. Last time I checked that’s expected, not just as students, but as human beings. This is just like giving my younger

brothers candy every time they listen while I babysit. It’s just expected and we should not get rewarded for it. What happens when we get into the work force and after doing everything our boss asks, we expect three days’ vacation time? That’s the arrogant children the school systems are raising. I think the school system is too afraid to discipline us, because we will run home crying to our parents who will agree with the students and thus, a problem will be created between the school and parents. One of the rewards (and possibly the most common) is watching a movie. Which is completely stupid and a waste of time. If all we are going to do is watch a movie, what’s the point of even showing up? I would understand a documentary that’s related to what

you’re learning, but no. Here’s a list of what I’ve already watched this year: Wall-e, Nine to Five, Vertical Limit. We’ve already watched three movies (and it’s only October); that’s more than what we should see a year. Would you like to know what the ideal number of movies we should watch a year is? Zero, movies are for home. How were you disciplined when you were in school? Not like this, I hope. I want to do big things when I’m older, and I’m terrified I’m not going to have the educational necessities, because I will be too busy watching movies. We are so lucky to have education open to everyone. And I cannot believe we are wasting this gift, on movies and learning how respect should be rewarded.

I think we all need to grow up, and learn that school is for education and to prepare us for real life. I want to thank you so much for your time. I really hope you will take my words into consideration and understand that the PAX program is not working in the way it was originally intended. I hope this

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‘Having the train stop in Neepawa is a great honour’ Continued from Page 3 “Last Christmas, we provided over 150 hampers to families in the Neepawa and Gladstone area,” Naughton-Gale added. “Our food bank served 243 households with 16,367.4 lbs of food in the past

year. This event has a tremendous impact on our operations and the clients that we serve.” T his year’s stop is scheduled for Dec. 3, with the train set to arrive between 2:35 to 2:45 p.m., staying until 3:15 p.m. In addition to the train’s festive decorations,

attendees will have the chance to enjoy free hot chocolate and musical performances provided by Canadian singers and songwriter s Madeline Merlo and Scott Herman. “Having the train stop in Neepawa is a great honour and although the time might not be ideal


for working families, we need to come out and show our support for a great cause,” said Nicole Cooper, Director of Recreation Services for the Town of Neepawa. A large crowd will also help ensure that Neepawa continues to get a full stop when the CP Holiday Train

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Home ownership is a dream for many people. In fact, buying a home is considered by many people to be a major life accomplishment. Various factors determine what makes a home an attractive place to live. While some considerations may overlap, others may be unique to individual buyers. Those new to the real estate arena may want to consider the following factors as they search for a new place to call home. 1. Property taxes Property taxes can greatly affect the overall cost of living in a particular home. The real estate company RedFin says property taxes are generally levied by each


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2. Job security/ availability The financial resource Fortune Builder says to consider your job security before taking the home ownership plunge. Before committing to an investment as substantial as a home, ensure that you are secure in your job. Similarly, if you are relocating for job prospects, verify that the

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3. Local schools For potential homeowners with children or those planning on becoming parents, area schools should merit significant consideration. Research school rankings and reviews, but know that rankings can change. American Family Insurance Company says to also look at the school budget history of towns you’re considering to see if residents prioritize funding for education. This can be a measure of how important education is in a given community. 4. Commute times Home ownership involves both lifestyle and financial decisions. Calculate the time it will take to travel to and from work when

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NOVEMBER 8, 2019

MJHL Standings

(To Wednesday, Nov. 6)


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


18 19 15 17 19 17 18

21 17 17 18

Game results Friday, Nov. 1

Selkirk 5-2 Neepawa

First period 08:16 SELK Ostermann (3) ASST: Allan (2), Portner (3) Second Period 01:00 NEEP Highnet (2) ASST: Lieffers (7), Goertzen (2) 09:29 SELK Wigestrand (1) ASST: Ostermann (4), Chamberlin (1) 12:17 SELK Piwniuk (3) ASST: Namaka (7), Jaquet (11) 13:31 NEEP Morrison (3) ASST: Klassen (1), Collins (1) 18:55 SELK Burr (5) ASST: Piwniuk (13), MacFarlane (3) Third Period 08:21 SELK Namaka (11) ASST: Jaquet (12) EN SH Goaltenders NEEP- Peterson 23/27 saves (L), SELK - Deboer 14/16 saves (W)

Attendance: 329 at Selkirk Rec Complex

Sunday, Nov. 3

Winkler 6-5 SO Neepawa

First period 06:56 WINK Poolman (2) ASST: Shortreed (5) 09:55 WINK Albinati (4) ASST: Szeremley (1), Bestland (1) 15:51 NEEP Highet (3) ASST: Malchuk (3) Lieffers (8) PP Second Period 11:36 WINK Shortreed (11) ASST: Bestland (2), Lane (3) 18:34 NEEP Lieffers (7) ASST: Highet (4), Malchuk (4) PP 19:06 NEEP Highet (4) ASST: Lieffers (9), Morris (2) PP Third Period 13:23 NEEP Highet (5) ASST: Lieffers (10), Morris (3) PP 13:57 WINK Lane (1) ASST: Burgin (15), Tookenay (4) 15:10 WINK Bestland (1) ASST: Tookenay (5), Sambrook (4) 18:03 NEEP Highet (6) ASST: Lieffers (11), Bremner (5) SH Overtime - No scoring Shootout WINK Cattani - no goal, Shortreed - no goal, McCarthy - no goal, Poolman - no goal, Townsend - no goal, Krauter - no goal, Burgin - no goal, Lamoureux - goal. NEEP Malchuk - no goal, Highet - no goal, Marshall - no goal, Morris - no goal, Mowbray - no goal, Lieffers no goal, Seymour - no goal, Patrick - no goal. Goaltenders NEEP- Green 4/6 saves; Peterson 24/27 saves (SOL), WINK - Luding 25/30 saves (W) Attendance: 326 at Yellowhead Arena

Club 55 Bowling Nov. 1: Ladies’ High Single: Bev Chapski 264. Ladies’ High Triple: Barb Grumpelt 559. Men’s High Single & Triple: Doug Pettigrew 259 & 738. Other Scores to Note: Barb Grumpelt 222, 164, 173; Len Pritchard 162, 233, 153; Don Denoon 175, 213, 196; Lawrence Smith 205, 182; Muriel Porada 157, 174; Doug Pettigrew 231, 248; Vivian Oswald 185, 163; Gordon Levandoski 157; Pauline Hailstone 153, 180; Frank Porada 195, 188; Jim King 161, 152, 155; Bob Lychak 176, 178, 155; Darrell Gabler 158, 151; Melvin Oswald 153; Gail McGregor 176, 194; Doreen Smith 164.

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4 5 2 6 6 6 6

3 3 2 2 2 1 4

10 8 12 14

PA Pts

68 66 46 64 61 65 72

3 1 1 1

46 59 35 56 56 59 62

77 54 46 42

88 58 71 76

27 25 24 24 24 21 20 19 17 9 7

Points G 1. Nakodan Greyeyes (Daup) 9 2. Baron Thompson (Daup) 13 3. Kolten Kanaski (Vdn) 14 4. Hunter Cloutier (Vdn) 9

A 20 15 12 15

Leading scorers (Natives) G

A Pts

Leading scorers (MJHL)

5. Tanner Andrew (Vdn)

13 8

1. Eli Lieffers 2. Will Highet 3. Cooper Morris


29 28 26 24 21

7 11 18 6 4 10 2 5 7

Goaltenders 1. M. Lenz (Stein)

W 10

L SV% GAA 2 0.924 2.12

2. C. Johnston (Port)


1 0.905 2.35

4. T. Phinney (Way)


6 0.900 2.69

5. M. Foucher (Swan) 5

2 0.908 2.74

3. N. Moore (Port)


4 0.893 2.64

Tiger Hills Hockey East G W 1. Neepawa 2 2 2. MacGregor 2 1 3. Minnedosa 3 1

L ETL Pts 0 0 4 1 0 2 2 0 2

5. Cartwright 1 1 6. Pilot Mound 1 1

1 2

4. Gladstone

West 1. Hartney 2. Boissevain 3. Wawanesa 4. Souris 5. Deloraine 6. Killarney 7. Melita

2 1


G W 4 3 2 2 3 1 3 1 2 1 2 1 2 0

0 0 0


Neepawa Farmers spoil home opener for Minnedosa

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

The Neepawa Farmers proved to be party-poopers in Minnedosa on Saturday, Nov. 2 for the Bombers 2019-2020 home opener. A pair of goals from Neepawa’s Kyle McDonald ruined the night for the fans, as the Farmers won 3-1. Matt Lowry scored the other goal for Neepawa on the way to victory, while Brent Cardy notched the only goal on the night for the Bombers. The win improved the Farmers record to 2-00 on the season, while Minnedosa fell to 1-2-0 on the year. The other loss on the Minnedosa schedule was from a 3-2 defeat to MacGregor on Friday,


Neepawa goaltender Layne Anderson (#45) made 31 saves for the Farmers on Saturday, Nov. 2, on the way to a 3-1 win.

Nov. 1. Dayton Heino and Wyatt Rapsky scored for Minnedosa. Gladstone wins home opener The first game of the year

I believe I can fly

2 2

THHL scoring G 5 4 5 5 4

A Pts 4 9 5 9 2 7 2 7 3 7

Neepawa Farmers scorers G

A Pts

Matt Lowry Lance Nugent Kyle McDonald

2 3 1

4 2 2

6 5 3


Weekend schedule Saturday Nov.9 - Senior Division Bisdak Sr. vs. IWC Gladstone vs Lakay Chosen guys Vs Chutters Junior Division Mixers Vs Mustang Aces the land Vs Dumzville Sunday Nov.10 Senior Division Oragon vs Shipping Sr. Caviteño vs Amigos Junior Division Kings Vs Bulldogs Uprising Vs Virden Bisdak Jr. vs Shipping Jr. Games schedule begins at 10:00 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday at NACI Gymnasium

in Gladstone proved to be a positive result for the home town loyalists, as the Lakers doubled up the Cartwright Clippers 10-5 on Saturday, Nov. 1. Sean Kubas had a six

point effort (4 goals - 2 assists) for Gladstone, while team-mates Jesse Toth and Tyler Morwick were close behind on the score sheet, notching four points apiece.

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though he did play one game during the 2016-2017 year. In a combined 109 games, Mowbray has 36 total points (15 goals - 21 assists). Assistant captain Eli Lieffers was traded to Neepawa from Portage halfway through the 2018-2019 MJHL season. In 46 games with the club, he has 29 points, including a team leading 18 in 18 games this season. Corbin Mariash, meanwhile, has played for Neepawa the last two years and has accumulated seven

Natives name captains, assistants

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L ETL Pts 1 0 6 0 0 4 2 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 2 0 0

ETL refers to extra time losses (Overtime and shootout losses)

Leading scorers (THHL) 1. Sean Kubas (Glad) 2. Devon LeBlanc (Bois) 3. Mike Reykdal (Wawa) 4. Tyson Holder (Hart) 5. Jesse Toth (Glad)



OcnorbSemaj Cruz Bolanio, of Bisdak, leaps towards the basket, during the second weekend of games for NFBL. Lakay would defeat Bisdak Sr. 64-52.

Neepawa Farmers Home Games


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YellowHead CeNtre

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 vs Gladstone at 8:00 PM

Saturday, November 30, 2019 vs Wawanesa at 7:30 PM

Sunday, December 8, 2019 vs Cartwright at 7:30 PM

The Neepawa Natives recently announced their leadership group for the remainder of the MJHL season. On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Junior ‘A’ hockey club confirmed via its Instagram account, that Brad Marshall and Benoit Mowbray will be captains for the team. Meanwhile, Eli Lieffers and Corbin Mariash will serve as assistant captains. For Brad Marshall, this is the 20-year-old fourth season with Neepawa. As of Wednesday, Nov. 6, the Ste. Rose du Lac native has played 183 games with the organization, registering 41 goals and 40 assists. As for Benoit Mowbray, this is his third season with the club,

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Hockey team Parents Weekend November 8-11 Neepawa Natives Home Game Friday, November 8 - vs Virden - 7:30 p.m. Sports Dinner & Sports Person of the Year award Saturday, November 9 Remembrance Day Game - Honoring area Veterans Monday, November 11 - vs Portage - 4:00 p.m.



NOVEMBER 8, 2019

NACI host annual Slasher Showdown

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

It was a busy weekend at the Yellowhead Arena, as the Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute (NACI) Tigers hosted their annual Slasher Showdown. The eight team tournament was held Nov. 1-3 and featured a combination of familiar foes for NACI, along with a few hockey clubs that the Tigers rarely get a chance to challenge. The tournament would begin for NACI with one of those rare matchups, as they challenged the College Beliveau Barracudas. While the Tigers put in a solid 60 minute effort, College Beliveau proved to be simply too much too handle, claiming a 6-4 victory. In the first period, College Beliveau took an early 3-2 lead. Tristen Boersma and Bodhi Speiss scored the goals for NACI, with Ty Joss earning the assist on the Speiss goal and the Boersma marker going unassisted. Shifting into the second period, the Barracudas jumped out to a commanding lead, scoring three straight goals, before NACI was able to reply with one of their own. Speiss scored his second of the night, with an assist from Cole Guilbert. There would just be one more goal in regulation, as the Tigers’ Ethan Lizotte notched one on a strange play. Early in

the third period, Lizotte shot the puck into the Barracudas’ zone. The puck then hit the boards just beside the net and took, what could be described as, a home team bounce. With the College Beliveau goalie outside of the crease looking to play the puck, it would scamper past him and into the skates of a Barracudas defencemen. From there, the puck wandered into the back of the net, as College Beliveau scrambled to gain control. This unusual turn of events would make the score 6-4. For the rest of the third, NACI pushed hard to get back into the game, but where unable to close the gap. With the win, College Beliveau moved on to the championship bracket, while NACI was moved over to the consolation round. Battling against Birtle The second game for Neepawa would be against a more recognizable opponent, WHSHL compatriots, the Birtle Falcons. The winner of this game would advance to the consolation final on Saturday, Nov. 2. After the end of regulation, it was Birtle who would move forward, winning 3-2. Konur Gork and Brandt Sellman scored for NACI this game. Fortunately for the Tigers, they would close out the weekend on a positive note, as they beat Melita/ Pierson/Reston in the seventh place game 8-2.

RMFL wrap up season with Doug Steeves/Murray Black Cup Continued from Page 1 As for the winner of the Doug Steeves Cup, which features the top four teams in the RMFL, Swan Valley would defeat SouthWest 5913. Next up for the league will be the 2019 Award Banquet, which will take place on Sunday, Nov. 17 in Shoal Lake. Murray Black Cup game-stats Offense: Rushing - Conner Kasprick (19 carries, 158 yards including a 7 yard TD run); Colter Birnie (2 carries - 2 yds); Robby Salta (1 carry - 2 yds). Passing Ward Brister (9-for-15 passing for 135 yards and one interception). ReceivingRyan Bellisle (4 catches for 61 yards); Braden Haslen (3 catches - 21 yds); Angelo Verbo (1 catch - 30 yds); Cole Guilbert (1 catch - 23 yds); Dustine Kalinisan (one 2-point conversion catch) Special teams: Riley Neufeld (Two punts for one rouge each and a sneak run


The Dauphin Clippers defender attempts to halt the progress of the NACI running back, during the Murray Black Cup, on Saturday, Nov. 2.

of 25 yards for first down); Dawson Jakubowski (One fumble recovery) Defense: Riley Neufeld (six tackles); Colter Birnie (6T); Dawson Jakubowski (4T); Angelo Verbo (4T);

Ryan Bellisle (4T); Conner Kasprick (2T); Braden Haslen (1T - 1 interception); Cole McIvor (2T); Trey Martin (1T); Cole Guilbert (1T); Ayden Willerrton (1T); Oscar Falk (1T)


The NACI Tigers hockey team hosted their annual Slasher Showdown hockey tournament Thursday, Oct. 31 to Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Yellowhead Arena.

Championship/consolation games For the championship final, the College Beliveau Barracudas would take on the W.C. Miller Aces. This game proved to be a real nail-biter, with the Aces winning the weekend with a 3-2 victory in overtime. As for the consolation final, Minnedosa/

Erickson Chancellors were able to shutout the Birtle/Shoal Lake/Rossburn Falcons, 2-0. Next up for the NACI Tigers is the WHSHL regular season home opener, which is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Yellowhead Arena in Neepawa. when the Tigers host the REMP Renegades. Start 19112AX0 19112AX1 19112AX2



NOVEMBER 8, 2019

Highet a highlight of the night for Neepawa Natives

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

You can say one thing for sure about this year’s edition of the Neepawa Natives; this is a team that refuses to give up on any game. One other thing you could probably say about this same squad is that on many a night, it feels as though luck is not on their side. Sunday, Nov. 3 was a classic example of this ongoing dynamic, as Neepawa put in an outstanding performance against the Winkler Flyers, but were not rewarded equally for that effort, falling 6-5 in a shootout. The game was defined by a pair of impressive performances for the Neepawa Natives by Will Highet and Eli Lieffers. The pair closed out the game by tabulating five points apiece. Highet put up a four goal night, with one assist. On the flip-side, line-mate Lieffers had a goal and four assists. Neepawa Natives head coach/general manager Ken Pearson said the duo,


Pictured:Neepawa Natives forward Will Highet (77) scoring his third goal of the game versus the Winkler Flyers in the third period on Sunday, Nov.3 . Highet would add a fourth goal a few minutes later to cap off a five point night (4 goals - 1 assist). Unfortunately, it was Winkler who would win the game, beating Neepawa 6-5 in a shootout.

along with Cam Morris, had a great night. “It was nice to see Will [Highet] have a big game. Him, Eli [Lieffers] and Cam Morris played real well for us tonight. It’s nice to see those guys get better as the game went along,” noted Pearson. “It’s just un-

fortunate that we, as a team, couldn’t get the win. It feels as though we left an extra point on the table there. It would have been nice to secure the extra point in the standings.” The primary reason for Neepawa not securing the two points could be directly

contributed to the play of Winkler goaltender Dorrin Luding. Though the game sheet would show only 25 saves by Luding, several of those came from shots that on any other night, would have been guaranteed goals. It included what could be described as a

highlight reel save, with just 30 seconds left in overtime, that had the Natives players, coaches and fans shaking their heads in disbelief. Pearson said running up against a goaltender that’s in the zone happens from time to time. He added that there were a few oppor-

tunities they weren’t able to take advantage of, and that made all the difference. The Winkler Flyers outshot Neepawa 34-30. The Natives ended the game going 2-for-6 on the powerplay and a perfect 5-for-5 on the penalty kill. An estimated 326 fans were in attendance to watch this incredible, action packed game. With the loss, Neepawa Natives’ regular season record stands at 3-14-1, two points back of the Winnipeg Blues in the overall standings. The upcoming week will be a busy one for Neepawa, as the club played a game in Steinbach on Wednesday, Nov. 6. That game’s end result concluded after the Banner & Press publication deadline had passed. The next home games at the Yellowhead Arena in Neepawa will include hosting the Virden Oil Capitals on Friday, Nov. 8 and a Remembrance Day matinee versus the Portage Terriers on Monday, Nov. 11. The start time for that game has been scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

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In this week's paper, read about the NACI Tigers football team winning the Murray Black championship, the CP Holiday Train coming to Neepawa...

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