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There has been a lot of talk as of late in the hair salons and coffee shops throughout Neepawa about the development of a new seniors housing complex on Davidson Street. Grant Lukin, president of Neepawa K insmen Senior Citizens Housing Inc., said that amount of anticipation just goes to show how much of a need there is out there for this type of modern living facility. “This is our first major announcement [on the project], but there has already been a lot of people out there that are talking about it,” stated Lukin. In early June, Kinsmen broke ground on Kinsmen Kourts Two, a new five storey building, that will feature 48 modern suites for couples or individuals. It’ll also include a fully staffed kitchen, wellness centre and expanded parking capacity. The new building will also

be connected to the original Kinsmen Kourts building, through a fully enclosed walkway. Lukin noted to the Banner & Press that in order to reach this point of the process, there had to be a lot of time and dedication put in behind the scenes. “We’ve been working on this for over two years,” Lukin said. “There is so much planning and details that goes into a project of this size, before any physical work even begins. From arranging the financials, to the design of the building and the suite sizes and all that. Surveying, the land titles and acquisition. After all that, to reach this point where you can see the actual, physical work begin. It hasn’t really hit me yet, but it’s good to see it coming along.”

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on this. The foundations have been put in place and the rebar has been pre-cut and is ready to go. Lukin noted that a lot of that type of work, along with flooring and trusses, can now

be done offsite and simply brought to the location, once it is required. He said that’ll make things move ahead at an incredible pace. “It’ll be trucked into Neepawa and put in place.

Same with the walls; they will be pre-made offsite. It’s going to be up in place quickly. We’re expecting to be focused on the interior work before the snow hits,” he stated.

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Damaged road poses challenge for Neepawa Bird Sanctuary No vehicular access makes bringing in supplies difficult

and are keeping them in the barn in case the well does dry up.

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Bridge out creates issue The main concern for the sanctuary, however, is getting supplies they need to the site. They are down to a few weeks of feed left, which they normally get delivered in a one-ton truck with an auger. Ferguson explained that they’ll probably have to get their supplier to bag up the feed and they’ll have to take it over a little at a time with a quad. The volunteers have also had to put their construction project in the barn on hold, because they can’t get their supplies in without a vehicle. Ferguson noted that they need to get that project done before winter, so they’re hoping the road will be fixed soon. “I don’t think [that road is] a priority [for the town] right now, but PHOTO BY KIRA PATERSON I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Lack of lake a concern The bridge on the road leading to the Neepawa Bird Sanctuary collapsed due to the flooding Ferguson noted that all the animals that took place between June 28 and July 1. There is no public access to the sanctuary now we are a priority, because there is someone that lives there,” Ferguson there are healthy and safe. They do and the volunteers can only get there by crossing private property. explained. She said that the resident have a swan and a few geese that are missing being able to swim in the lake, however. “Right and the larger geese if there is nowhere for them to swim. who lives on the other side of the bridge can’t get to town The draining of Park Lake has also changed their method right now except through the farmer’s field that they’ve now, our swan has a kiddie pool,” she added. At the moment, it is not known whether the Town of Neepawa will of water supply. Normally, they pump in water from the also been traversing. Because they’re not expecting the road to be fixed bebe rebuilding the dam to refill Park Lake, which has added lake for the animals to drink in the summer. They have a an element of uncertainty at the sanctuary. “If the lake well that they use for the winter, so that’s what they’ve been fore they need feed for the animals, Ferguson noted that doesn’t go back the way it was, it will make a difference using since the lake drained. “Hopefully it won’t run dry, if anyone has an ATV with a trailer or cargo space and with the way we run the Bird Sanctuary,” Ferguson stated, because it did last year,” Ferguson noted. She added that would like to help bring the feed to the sanctuary, they explaining that they may not be able to keep the swan they have filled some buckets with water from the creek can contact her at 204-841-0865.

The workers and volunteers for the Neepawa Bird Sanctuary have run into some difficulty this month. Since the heavy downpour at the end of June and the Park Lake dam breaking as a result on July 1, there has been no public access to the park and the volunteers have only been able to reach it via private property. “We do have permission to get in through a farmer’s field,” explained Brenda Ferguson, Neepawa Bird Sanctuary committee member. “We either hike in– and it is a bit of a hike– or we can get in by quad.” The bridge that’s along the only road access to the park collapsed from the flood so there is no vehicular access and the walking path that went around the east side is also impassable right now.

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and hope to skate back without falling through the ice. Later in the winter, Murrays would be harvesting ice blocks to store away to feed ice boxes during the summer. The road in front of our home ran down the hill to the Power House and the dump– interesting places for children to visit. Jim Monnington, who passed our home on his way to work in the Power House, became a friend to two little girls who lived at the top of the hill. He never tired of telling us why they kept the big furnaces burning, why the chimney was so high and why the big wheel kept turning. Bill McBirde, who drove the town team down the hill bringing loads of coal to feed the furnaces, was a busy man. It was exciting to see his team race up PHOTO FROM NEEPAWA BUSINESSES 1883-2018 BOOK the hill when the fire bell rang. They pulled the The old Neepawa Power House, pictured here in 1915, was situated fire engine, too. beside Park Lake, on the site of the current water treatment plant. Continued on Page 14

The following are excerpts from the book Neepawa Businesses 1883-2018. It describes how Park Lake was built to be a water reservoir to drive electric turbines, but it didn’t work. It was also a water source for the town. After the water turbine idea failed, the lake became a source of water for the steam turbines and remained a source of drinking water for the Town of Neepawa until Lake Irwin was constructed in 1960. From page 663 of Neepawa Businesses 18832018: The city owns and operated both the electric light and water systems. The power plant and water works are located at the extreme southeast part of the city near a small stream, which was, at one time, dammed and an attempt was made to use the water power. The plan failed, owing to the very crude construction adopted. The location of the plant so far from the railroads adds a haulage charge of 50 cents per ton for coal and 50 cents per cord for wood. The electric plant consists of– two Goldie-McCulloch return tubular boilers, duplicate feed water pumps, get condenser, one 188 h.p. cross compound Goldie-McCulloch vertical engine direct connected to a 150 k.w. Canadian General Electric 2300 volt 3-phase alternator and one 105 h.p. tandem Robb &Armstrong high speed engine belted to a 100 k.w. Canadian Westinghouse 2300 volt 3-phase alternator. Both engines are run condensing. The 150 k.w. unit is two years old and the 100 k.w. unit is 17 years old. A

four panel switchboard controls the output of the station. In the basement is located the transformers for the constant current series street lighting system of 21 k.w. capacity. Both coal and wood are used for fuel, lignite costing $3.60 per ton. Wood is used to help out and costs $4.00 per cord. I Remember (from page 663 of Neepawa Businesses 1883-2018) By Isobel McEachern (nee Howden) Park Lake always grew bigger in the spring, spilling over the dam and flooding the valley. Skaters hoped the lake would freeze over before the snow fell, as it was fun to stride up the creek to the trestle bridge

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“M Personal care home visitation follows strict rules


ersonal care home visits by spouses, friends and loved ones have come under strict guidelines since the arrival of COVID-19. Formerly, visitors could come and go to Manitoba’s care homes. In western Manitoba, at least, visits were both casual and welcomed by residents and staff. After the first few days of C-19, the visitation rules changed dramatically, to a point where visitation was almost eliminated. Now, after many weeks of lockdown, the policy has softened somewhat. Prairie Mountain Regional Health Authority answered our submitted questions as follows. “Visits at a PCH are still by appointment only. Each personal care home in the region has defined the number of visitors they can accommodate per day, based on size of facility and space available for indoor and outdoor visiting. Frequency may vary from once a week to once every two weeks.” We asked who sets the visitation policy and were told, “The provincial Incident Command table, which includes representatives from Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL) and Shared Health, developed the PCH Resident Visitation Principles. Each region based their visitation plans on these guidelines.” We also asked if the policy would be evolving and were told, “These guidelines will probably continue to evolve as we see changes in COVID-19 activity in the province.” According to Manitoba stats, the province has done very well in the C-19 battle. As of July 13, there were only two active cases, no new cases for 13 days and the death count has held at seven for many weeks now. In a column published in last week’s paper, I suggested that the rules should lighten up so that at least spouses or close friends could visit more regularly. neepawa

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Ken Waddell Since the start of C-19, there has only been one care home related death, which likely speaks volumes to the diligence of the health care staff. The point made in the column was that if care workers can come and go in and out of the care homes, then a limited number of family or friends, especially from a local area where the cases have been low or nil, should be able to resume visits. That view was backed up by a number of responses received from family members. I was asked how I know that more people have died from the effects of the no-visitor policy than from C-19. That’s pretty easy to answer, as there has only been one care home COVID-19 death and I have been told numerous stories locally about care home residents who just gave up in despair when the visits stopped. We had one more question and that was, are we really going to go ahead with the “visiting shelters”? The answer came back, “The Manitoba government is working to develop outdoor, all-season shelters that will be located near personal care homes and be suitable for residents to safely visit with loved ones.  The intent is that these shelters will provide residents and their visitors with protection from the elements, will be accessible, can be easily cleaned and will provide a space that encourages quality connections. The goal is to have these structures in place by the fall to ensure people can see each other in a way that is safe for residents without putting others at risk

of influenza or COVID-19 throughout the year. Once the guidelines for these structures are provided, a provincial plan will be developed around where they will be located.  If a shelter is not able to be built at a site, PCHs will look for an alternative space indoors.” I have conveyed my thoughts, and other people’s thoughts on this shelter idea that I have gathered, to Premier Pallister, Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen, Health Minister Cameron Friesen, Agassiz MLA and Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Eileen Clarke and Riding Mountain MLA Greg Nesbitt. The shelters are just about the dumbest idea ever. Will they have a washroom? Will residents have to be bundled up in nasty weather to get to them? Will they be supervised visits, requiring extra staff costs? What is the cost? The PCHs should just skip to the latter part of their answer that says, “PCHs will look for an alternative space indoors.” It would make more sense. I would caution the government. The C-19 pandemic has had very good management up until now. Let’s not screw it up with an over-extended visitation clampdown and millions of dollars in wasted money. 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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an’s mind stretched by a new idea or sensation, never goes back to its original dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes (Aug. 29, 1809 – Oct. 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet and polymath, based in HOMEBODIES Boston (polymat h: a person of encyclo- Rita Friesen p e d i c learning). Even that one line quote had me searching. Enough time was spent finding out who Holmes was and why his voice is important enough to be impactful more than a century later. And then, polymath, well, I surmised it could be a math word and I surmised incorrectly. Back to the quote itself, some tee shirts and posters have left out “or sensation”. To conserve space or to limit imaginings? The truth endures– once we entertain, and then embrace, and then practice the new idea, our mind does not go back to the original dimension. Holmes Sr. served as the Dean of Harvard Medical School from 1853 to 1882 and came under fire for considering admitting a female to the college. In his study of childbed fever and the horrendous loss of lives to new mothers, he stressed that instruments must be washed before being used and hands cleaned– new concept at the time. In 1846, Holmes wrote, “Everybody wants to have a hand in a great discovery. All I will do is to give a hint or two as to names— or the name— to be applied to the state produced and the agent. The state should, I think, be called “Anaesthesia.” This signifies insensibility— more particularly... to objects of touch.” These ideas stretched not only his own mind, but changed the way medicine was/is practiced. May we never go back to the original dimension! Owen Wister– The Virginian–“That talking part of him (the Virginian), the mood which brings out for you your friend’s spirit and mind as a free gift or as an exchange– was down in some dark cave of his nature, hidden away.” Two things– yes, I am rereading The Virginian, again, and I like the concept of the talking part of a person. That comes as no surprise to those who know me! Over the years, I have been blessed with thinking friends, friends with whom it is safe to explore new ideas and examine old ones. There have been times in these exchanges that I have literally heard my voice express a thought I did not know I had been entertaining. Cause to pause and wonder if I truly believe that and if I indeed mean that. The talking part of me reveals the thinking part of me. It is a gift or exchange, this safety and championship allows one to explore what is in our own dark cave. This season, for me, these two quotes are companions. I have been offered new ideas to consider. And yes, it comes back down and around to this pandemic, as do most newscasts and coffee chats. Do we wear a mask? There are strong voices on both sides. Time will tell. I am thankful for all those who are willing to err on the side of caution and work for the good of the whole. May we never go back to our original dimension.


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What’s right about birthdays FAITHFULLY YOURS Neil Strohschein The past year has been anything but what I had envisioned in July of 2019. At that time, we knew very little about COVID-19 and no one could have predicted the disruptions it would cause. Like many of you, I canceled plans for a spring holiday. Sunday bookings were canceled one month at a time and hours at my other part-time job were reduced significantly. Gas prices dropped to unprecedented lows— but I had nowhere to go. The good news is that several home improvement projects have been completed and progress is being made on several more. My days aren’t as hectic as they have been in the past and I have discovered that I quite enjoy being able to stay at home and work from home. Life is good and I am thankful that I have the health to

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t was with amazement that I looked at all the happy, smiling faces of the 2020 high school graduates. It is hard to believe that an era in those lives is finished. I remember when some of them were born. Now they might be looking forward to getting involved in a trade, or considering furthering

their education in college or university. It takes planning to get ready for the next step. Some might have to move away from home, others are busy looking for a job. How difficult will it be to find the answers to some of the questions for the future? When we put our trust in God, we know that we

be able to enjoy it. I wish I could feel as optimistic about the years ahead. The first six months of 2020 have shown us all just how vulnerable we are to forces beyond our control. We’ve also seen just how volatile people can become when they feel they are being treated unfairly, are victims of racism, bias and prejudice or are deprived of their fundamental rights and freedoms by government orders enacted without debate or enabling legislation. Our world has changed radically since Jan. 1, 2020. Life will never return to what it was prior to COVID-19. The habits and practices we’ve been forced to adopt over the past few months will become part of our “new normal” way of life. We will always be looking over our shoulcan rely on Him to help us guide and direct our ways, because he is faithful. He can help us to face our doubts and disappointments and lead us on a straight path till the end. When we are a follower of Jesus, we can claim what the Bible teaches us in 2 Thessalonians 3:3, “The Lord is faithful and He will strengthen you and protect you.” Wishing all the best to the graduates.

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ders, wondering when the next pandemic might strike and how serious it could be; or when the next violent act will trigger riots like those we saw in the United States at the end of May. These days, we’ve learned to take nothing for granted. In times like these, we cling to our faith, knowing that it will carry us through whatever challenges come our way. We trust in God for the wisdom, guidance, protection and provisions we need. We renew our commitment to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbour as ourselves; and we choose to work with all people to make our communities and our world better places in which to live. I spent part of my birthday reflecting on the past, looking to the future and thanking God for his faithfulness to me, to my family and to those I know and love. It was a wonderful day.


‘You are so right’ In response to Ken Waddell’s July 10 column: Thank you so much for this article on COVID-19. You are so right!! We have somehow allowed the bureaucrats to start calling the shots in our lives. As if they, as a group, really have any sensible knowledge on what is best for families. I save so many of the articles that I see in the “Banner”. Thank you for supporting the people as you do. I treasure one, especially– one on climate change, written by one of your local, highly-qualified scientists. I cannot find other newspapers who so consistently stand for reality, as you do. Virginia Fox, Dauphin, MB

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turned a year older this past week. I’m not bragging– just reporting facts as they are. For those who want to know my age, I offer two quotes from the younger members of my family. In 2000, when my younger daughter registered me for NACI’s Safe Grad, she simply said: “My dad is older than dirt.” A few years later, when my younger step-son was asked how old I was, he said: “I don’t know precisely how old Neil is, but I know that his birth certificate is etched in stone.” As you’ve probably guessed by now, my family loves telling “old people” jokes at my expense— and I love them for it. That being said, my birthday celebration was quite low key. I spent a lot of time doing what I have done every day since the first COVID-19 restrictions were announced— working on writing, photography and home improvement projects; preparing for my next Sunday service; and booking appointments for the remaining months of 2020.



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times playing catch up. Joey Deerborn, with the general are battling two major misconceptions: the use of growth farm lobby group Keystone Agricultural Producers, said, hormones and the application of manure. She explains “There is not a broad understanding of what it means to that the use of growth hormones isn’t allowed in Canada, farm.” He explained that they work to educate not just meaning that any Canadian pork sold is free of added urban Canadian, but also the media. “People need to hormones. The second misconception relates to the apunderstand where their food comes from, it doesn’t just plication of manure onto fields. She said that while some come from the store,” he said. When it comes to educa- people believe manure is sprayed onto fields, with little tion, “Farmers have a really excellent story to tell,” said concern for neighbouring residents or the environment, Deerborn. the practices of either injecting or directly incorporating By Kira Paterson the manure into soil prevents run off. Neepawa Banner & Misconceptions Continued on Page 13 Press Deerborn said the biggest misconception they face is With Manitoba being that farmers have endless access to capital. “Farmers have the third largest beef produa lot of capital at risk,” he noted, explaining that one cing province in bad Canada, year can have a huge impact on not the farmer thejust andin cattle industry this their family, but also the community province they support. “We is a very important one. 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PHOTO BY KIRA PATERSON and spring They’ve been inseparable melt could replenish animals we’ll get our reserve since birth. back,” groundwater Teichroeb said. levels, giving to give in a stock feeder is going against its own them water and be With the lack of moisture him optimism about the able to search– suggesting that re- was we’re getting [access to] a special reload them later. 2019 feed growing forecast. designation and during the growing need to shorten up the we Crown land back.” season travel Another significant chal- So that is very impactful on time,” After a public consulta- provide a new, fairer process last year, forage and he added. the industry,” Teichroeb ex- without a doubt, “It will, tion in the spring of 2018 of allocating agricultural grains were in short feed lenge that Teichroeb said plained. negatively about supply leases and permits. modernizing by winter, when pasture has arisen recently is a go back “We need to really impact our industry.” “So we do know to government and change in transportation Agricultural Crowns the grazing is no longer for Lands make an (ACL) Program, the acquisi- sure that it is going to be tion. “The [feed] costs op- regulations. 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It is were farmers were tion of agricultural Crown some type of an auction,” significant from last allowed Despite to the simply challenges lands had year... transport their Teichroeb explained unacceptable, and PATERSON about been put on hold the that go along with the PHOTO BY SONYAThat was certainly livestock a lot of very for a duration new lease allocation impactful for many ranchof 48 hours, is out the research that ness of living things, busi- while the government was process. there... supports the there in the process farm, near Arden. but the time has now ers across Manitoba– are always new projects of assessing working “What we’re still at the Paterson been current practice cow and friendly and and amending reduced. “We rely heavily on is the policies this of bringing opportunities across Canada, for that the ACL and regulations cattle at pasture, including that that the cows are out ter,” Teichroeb said, mat- on the eastern market and we there. 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These days, farmers and their lobby groups have to worry about more than just the weather and international commodity prices. As Canadians become more disconnected from the farm, education is becoming increasingly important. The 2016 Census of Agriculture found that in 2015, 280,315 people were employed in agricultural operations across Canada, which is less than 1 per cent of the country’s population. While some urban Canadians still know people who actively farm or have jobs that are dependant on the agricultural sector, Canadians overall have lost their first hand knowledge of farming. “More and more, there’s a disconnect,” said Carson Callum, the general manager of Manitoba Beef Producers. Susan Riese, Manitoba Pork’s manager of Public Relations and Consumer Marketing Programs, echoes this, saying, “Many youngsters today have never even seen a live pig. They’re not aware that popular food items, like pork chops, bacon and sausage, comes from pigs.” The decline in first-hand knowledge of food production comes at a time when consumers are increasingly interested in healthy eating. Despite this lack of knowledge, consumers are interested in knowing more— “This creates an opportunity to provide transparency and accurate information that demonstrate best practices,” she explained. As consumers look for information about the food they eat and how it’s produced, the agricultural sector is at

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In February, I asked for stories regarding history and recipes from the past. I received this letter from Shirley Rose, from Minnedosa, and would like to thank her for it and share it with you. “When Grandma and Grandpa Rockley emigrated from Britain in 1896 to the Decker area of Manitoba, they encountered many unexpected difficulties. One of the worst was our hoards of mosquitoes and the painful welts they caused. Then, and now, that area was renowned for the plentiful berries to be harvested. Despite the language barrier, Grandma developed quite a friendship with the several ladies from Sioux Valley, who travelled there for the abundance of various berries. When the ladies saw how Grandma and her family were suffering from mosquito bites, they carefully explained how to make a healing salve for the discomfort of insect bites and sunburn. One lady even brought a jar for them, as berry season was long past the time to gather “Balm of Gilead” buds (Black Poplar). Grandma was delighted and grateful and every spring for years, she made many batches to relieve insect bites and sunburn for her growing family.”

Balm of Gilead Salve (Black Poplar) 1 pint, packed, black poplar buds just leafing out 1 pound lard 1 ounce camphor wax Place in a quart sized enamel pot. Add lard and camphor wax. Allow to simmer on very low heat for several days. Strain through cheesecloth and pour into jars. Keep in a cool place. Excellent for insect bites and sunburn. Saskatoons If you grew up with a berry-picking obsessed mother as I did, you probably spent many hours of your childhood in the hot summer sun with an ice cream pail attached to your belt. I think quite a few berries went into me, the proof being the purple teeth and lips and at the end of the day and my mother looking in my pail and saying, “is that all you have?” Mosquito bites, ant bites from standing on an ant hill, wood ticks and occasionally poison ivy were part of the experience. So were the talks and laughter between my siblings and my mother. Saskatoons resemble blueberries, but are actually a relative to the apple. Saskatoon berries are sweet, with a slightly almond overtone. The city of Saskatoon was named after the berry. The name is derived from the Cree word “Mis-sask-quah-too-mina”. It’s actually a part of a phrase meaning “bush that grows straight.” The Indigenous peoples used saskatoons for a variety of purposes, including medicine, dye, fresh eating, as well as dried and used in pemmican. The flexible, straight wood was used as shafts for arrows and baskets. These berries were very important for both Indigenous people and early settlers. Both relied on this nutritious berry to provide essential vitamins. Today, saskatoon berries are acclaimed for their antioxidant content and their ability to deliciously fill pie crusts. A saskatoon shrub will live 50 to 70 years and grows well on the prairie. Not as plentiful as once was before the prairie was broke for farming, wild saskatoons are still available. Travelling down any country road to find that perfect patch is becoming more difficult, but still happens. Many people have their secret spot and it really is a secret. There are farms now dedicated to growing saskatoons so picking them has gotten easier. Manitoba has an experimental saskatoon farm that grows 11 different varieties of saskatoons. They are not grafted or cross-bred or genetically modified varieties, but are natural varieties found across the prairies. I have several varieties in my town garden that produce an abundant supply of berries. Baked into juicy pies, preserved or made into jam, one can remember your childhood in every tasty bite. Saskatoon crumb cheesecake Crumb layer: Middle layer: Cream cheese layer: 1 cup brown sugar 5 cups fresh saskatoons 1- 250 g package of 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup water cream cheese 1 cup oatmeal 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. almond flavour 2/3 cup butter 3/4 cup sugar 2 Tbsp. flour In a bowl, add the sugar, flour, oatmeal and cinnamon. Rub in the butter to form crumbs. Press half the crumb mixture into an eight inch square pan. Put the remaining crumbs aside for topping. TAYLOR LAW Bake in a 350°F oven for 8 to 10 minutes. OFFICE While bottom crust is baking, place the berries and water 269 Hamilton in a pot and cook for 7 to 9 minutes. Whisk the sugar and Street flour together and slowly add to the berries and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the lemon juice and almond flavour Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 and pour over bottom crust. Charles D. Taylor B.A., LLB. Charles D. Taylor B.A., LLB. Cut the cream cheese into small squares and sprinkle Michael J. Davids, B.A., LLB. Michael J. Davids, B.A., LLB. over berries. Spread remaining crumbs over the top. ConSarah J. Fast, B. Comm. J.D. tinue to bake about 35 to 40 minutes, until top is golden PH: (Hons), 476-2336 and filling is bubbly. 204-476-2336


Construction work mainly focused upon the foundation for the new Kinsmen Kourts building on Tuesday, July 14 in Neepawa.

Continued from Page 1 A project of this magnitude does not go forward without some in-depth examination of the need within the region. Lukin said that they have done a marketing feasibility study, which suggests that this project should be able to cover between 30 to 35 per cent of the area’s desire for this type of housing option. “Where else do you have a building like this? It’ll be assisted living. We’ll have meals, we’ll have a chef. We’ll have staff on hand. It’ll be a beautiful kitchen and the plan calls for seating for 110 people in our dining area on the main f loor,” indicated Lukin. “We do have 15 suites that’ll be subsidized by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) co-funding program. We’re pushing for more, but right now, that’s what they’re starting on.”

Genie Barnaby was recently hired as the new marketing manager for the project and will be sharing additional information with the public, as it continues to move forward. Anyone interested in additional details can contact her at (431) 351-0611 or via email at kinsmenskourts2@yahoo.com. The federal response The federal government has acknowledged its support for the project. In a media statement released on Monday, July 13, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Cor porat ion (CM HC ) stated. “Our government is providing assistance to those who need it most here in Neepawa, and in all corners of the country.

We believe that ever y Canadian should be able to retire in dignity, which is why we are very pleased to be a partner in the construction of this assisted living project by Kinsmen Kourts Senior Housing. This 48-unit project will receive a financial commitment of just over $10 million through the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF), and will provide a safe and affordable place to call home for seniors of this wonderful community.”



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Over a dozen locals toured the gardens in Gladstone that entered in the GASSP Garden Contest on July 8. PHOTO BY ALEX TOLTON

With the cancellation of the annual Threshermen’s Reunion, the Manitoba Agricultural Museum (MAM) is evaluating their situation and working to provide other opportunities to their visitors. One such opportunity was the tractor day held on July 11, which the steam engine pictured above was a part of.

By Casper Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press Around this time of year, folks usually start hearing about the Threshermen’s Reunion. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the Reunion cannot be held this year and had been cancelled as of the end of April. This annual event is the main source of income for the Manitoba Agricultural Museum (MAM), located at Austin, Manitoba. “We definitely required some adjustments this year, both to see what we can do financially and to continue to provide opportunities for visitors,” said MAM Executive Director/Curator Anais Biernat. “What we’re looking at is more events and programming on a smaller scale, since we are currently unable to have large groups [due to COVID-19].” Biernat noted that the museum is still working to evaluate the extent of the

impact the cancellation will have on the charitable organization. However, there have been some supporters of the Threshermen’s Reunion still providing support, despite no event being held this year. “We’re very thankful for that,” Biernat expressed. “We can see as well that people are excited about coming out to visit us and take part in events. We held a ‘Drive Big Roy’ event at the museum [on July 11] and raised $600.” The day consisted of Rumely 30 - 60 models and beaver tractor, tractor craft, guided tours of the tractor sheds and a lesson and opportunity to drive “Big Roy”, a one-of-a-kind tractor. “It’s been exciting to try to come up with new opportunities for engagement– we really try to see the good in the bad,” Biernat relayed. “For the summer, we have programming scheduled every Saturday outdoors.”

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‘Drive Big Roy’ was the first event on this schedule. Following right after is ‘Full Steam Ahead’, an opportunity to view a demonstration of steam threshing and plowing to be held on July 18. July 24 and 25 features a Relic Run. While the run’s primary focus is tractors, the MAM is welcoming all sorts of vintage vehicles from cars and trucks to motorcycles. “We’re working at it and including new opportunities as we move along,” said Biernat. Biernat added, “We hope we can come out of this in an okay place. Between the

adjustments we’ve made and support we’ve received so far, we’re managing.” The best way to support the MAM right now is with participation, visits, donations and by taking up a membership– the benefits of which can be read in full on the museum’s website. All events are being organized with considerations for social distancing and other health and safety regulations. Pre-registrations are required for each event. To keep up to date on all coming events, folks are encouraged to visit the MAM’s website or social media.

Submitted Gladstone Area Senior Support Program Gladstone Senior Support’s second annual Garden Contest wrapped up last week. This year, there were 24 entries, up from the seven that last year obtained. While entering, there was a selection of categories to choose from: Youth, which requires the main gardener to be 18 years old or younger; a Small Space category, where the entirety of the garden space was to

be 10 square feet or less; a Flower Garden category, where size of the space did not matter, but the space needed to be composed of flowers, shrubs and other plants, not including vegetables. The final category was a General Garden option, where entries could have a bit of everything; flowers, shrubs, trees, vegetables, etc. Continued on Page 12



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110 years ago, Tuesday, July 19, 1910 T he s c ho ol by- l aw debenture for the building of a third room to Arden school wa s voted on yesterday, and passed with only one dissenting vote, there being 73 votes polled in favor of it. One of the north end booze joints that flourished like a green bay tree in the halcyon days of local option (i.e. free trade in whiskey) had been moved to Fourth street, ward three and will be converted into a home for a temperance man in these degenerate days of license (i.e. taxation of the liquor traffic). Oh, tempora; Oh, mores! Oh my gracious! 100 years ago, Friday, July 16, 1920 Tu r n e r ’ s W e e k l y (Saskatoon) interprets the Winnipeg election of “ jail birds” to the legislature as a declaration that the convicted strike leaders have been wrong ful ly imprisoned. But nobody expects the autocrats in office to liberate them. Time and patience will eventually bring about a reversal of things- the present jail birds will be in positions of authority and then those now in authority may be given a taste of the jails. When that time comes, the common people will believe what preachers tell them about Eternal Justice. 90 years ago, Tuesday, July 15, 1930 Conservatives’ promises that they will “f inish” the Hudson Bay railway arouses suspicion in the minds of the average citizen of the prairies. They have given it many a hard knock and it is now in vigorous condition, but it would not take opponents long to “finish” it if they are given the power to do so. 80 years ago, Tuesday, July 16, 1940 It has been revealed that a German storm trooper was employed on

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70 years ago, Thursday, July 13, 1950 Gladstone– The AgePress reports the Woodside store formerly owned by Mike Kibsey has been purchased by A. W. Collins, of Kelwood. Mr. Collins is making alterations through the store and increasing t he sto c k of g ener a l merchandise. 60 years ago, Friday, July 15, 1960 A g r icultura l societ y volunteers quick ly hammered rafters and plywood sheathing into place dur i ng a n oldfashioned barn raising bee at the Fair Grounds Wednesday on the first two 60-foot, open-sided, permanent cattle shelters. Both are located just east of the regular cattle barn and, combined, will double the capacity for sheltering cattle at next Tuesday’s Summer Fair. Extensive damage was caused Tuesday evening by hail, which fell in a strip about one mile wide and six miles long in the Kelwood area. The hail struck the area about 6 p.m., and 100 per cent damage has been reported from some, both to crops and gardens. The storm struck first in an area about four miles north of Kelwood, roughly following PTH. No. 5, tapering off toward the east. 50 years ago, Thursday, July 16, 1970 The kiddie’s parade on Saturday afternoon was colorful, but it didn’t last very long. Once the judging had been completed by the ladies of the Royal Purple Lodge, the youngsters took off down Mountain Ave. behind the sound car in one large mass and were around the corner to the finish line in a few minutes. It was fun, anyway! 40 years ago, Thursday, July 17, 1980 McCreary, Manitoba h a s b e e n g r a nt e d a

This crowd of kids was eager to get going at the kid’s parade in 1970.

charter from the province, enabling it to form its own Agricultural Society. Agriculture Minister Jim Downey recently presented the charter to Ron Scott, President of the McCreary Agricultural Society. The society is being formed as a vehicle to stage the community’s annual fair. There are 62 agricultural societies in Manitoba. 30 years ago, Tuesday, July 17, 1990 Fifty years ago last week, Adolf Hitler unleashed his Luftwaf fe and the deadly Battle of Britain was underway. Three months later, Hitler’s vaunted air force was in ruins, defeated by the small and courageous Royal Air Force. The RAF had lost 1,495 men, but German air power was never again a factor in World War Two. Jack Titus of Carberry and Bill Taylor of Neepawa will never forget the fierce fighting. “A good friend of mine and my brother were killed during the battle,” says Titus, who flew in Venture and Lancaster aircraft during the war. Titus, a radio operator, “sat behind the pilot” in flight, but found that wasn’t exactly a safe haven. “One time was really scary,” he recalls. “A bullet shot the radio out right in front of me.” But Titus, 72, also has some fond remembrances as well.

One time, “all the guys were sitting around in the pub and there was a bomb raid. Everyone ran to the bomb shelter, except a buddy and me. We stayed in the pub and drank everyone else’s beer.”...


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Renwick selects the Carberry Royals split with Pirates and Padres Rink Hockey Academy and Neepawa Natives By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press


Gavin Renwick is one of two Carberry Collegiate students joining the Rink Hockey Academy in Winnipeg this year.

By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press Gav in Renwick is a 15 -year-old netminder who was protected by the Neepawa Natives in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League draft. He is an honours student, who has graduated to Grade 10 at Carberry Collegiate and plans to enter the Rink Hockey Academy in early September. Renwick played for the Yellowhead Chiefs AAA bantams during the last two

seasons, following atom and peewee hockey in Carberry. He plans to live in Niverville and attend Tuxedo Shaftesbury High School in the morning and then travel to the Rink Hockey facility for skill development. Both Gavin and Carson Bjarnason, of Carberry, plan to share goaltending duties with the Rink School team in the Canadian Schools Hockey League (CSHL). Renwick plans to work on the farm this summer, but will spend some time at The Rink each week 20073WW0

with one-on-one drills and tactical sessions. He was protected by three MJHL teams in the 2020 draft, but chose the Neepawa Natives. “They are a great organization and going in a positive direction,” stated Renwick. “I’m very excited with this new opportunity,” he said. “It will provide experience in Western Canada and the United States.” Congratulations and best wishes to Renwick and Bjarnason as they pursue their hockey drams.

With the use of a late rally, the Royals tallied three runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to overcome a 6-4 deficit and record a 9-6 win over host Plumas Pirates Tuesday, July 7. Pitching duties for the Royals were handled by Zaine McConnell (3), Keean McLaren (3) and closer, Kevin McNeill. McNeill opened the Carberry scoring with a towering home run over the right field fence in the third frame. Key RBI singles were collected by Torey Scott, Drew Allen, Daylon Creasy, Scott Murray and McNeill. The Plumas Park was in immaculate condition, with 38 signs of support on the outfield fence. Plumas baseball guru, Tom Yandeau, was on the PA system, which is a huge attraction for the large crowd in attendance on a fine summer evening.

Joey Moffatt clouted a grand slam homer over the right field fence and Lane Taylor and Daylan Laramee smacked dingers to spark the Portage Padres to a 14-13 slugfest win over the host Carberry Royals Wednesday, July 8. Torey Scott had a three run dinger for the Royals, walked twice and crossed home plate four times. The Royals had a six run rally in the third, sparked by singles from Scott Murray and Keean McLaren and two run doubles off the bats of Eric Truscott and Josh McMillan. Kevin McNeill collected three safeties. Dustin Donald, the third Portage hurler, was the winner. Corey Billiaert (2), Warren Birch (4) and Kevin McNeill shared Carberry mound duties. Next home games are Wednesday, July 22 vs Austin A’s and Friday, July 24 against Plumas Pirates. Carberry visits Neepawa Wednesday, July 15 and Ebb and Flow Lakers Friday, July 17.

Here and there By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press • Carberry Sandhills Golf Course hosted a junior tournament July 7, with 37 golfers. Luke Robson topped the 12-17 category and Ethan Irwin led the 11

and under division. • Swimming lessons are popular, with sunny weather and smaller classes due to COVID-19. • Three Carberry players excel with the Westman Magic under-19 team in

the Manitoba Women’s Softball League, with a win and a 2-1 loss this week. Sara Waldner plays outfield, Lian Flett is catcher and first base, while Cassie Crerar pitches all day, every day.



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Anne Lashewicz, of Ste. Rose du Lac and formerly of McCreary and Alonsa, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 at the age of 90 years. Anne was predeceased by her husband Fred, her first husband Robert Rodwell, her parents Steve and Julia, her brothers Bill, Mike, Donald, Emil, Russell, Larry and Victor. She leaves to mourn her passing: her sisters Eva, Elsie and Christina and her brother Boris, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Thank you to the Doctors, nurses and staff of the Dr. Gendreau Personal Care Home in Ste. Rose and to John and Jeanne Puhach and their children for all of their loving care and support. Funeral Mass for Anne was held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm from Our Lady of the Nativity Roman Catholic Church in McCreary, MB. Fr. Patrick Neufeld celebrated the mass. Interment followed in St. George's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in the RM of Alonsa. All of Anne's family and friends were to consider themselves as honourary pallbearers. Should friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Anne to a charity of one's choice. Vichnaya Pamyat Sneath-Strilchuk - McCreary Chapel 204-835-2004 • www.sneathstrilchuk.com Margaret “Peggy” McCurry Margaret “Peggy” McCurry passed away in the midst of family at the Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone, Manitoba on July 5, 2020 at the age of 98 years, 9 months. Peggy was born in Fernilee, Derbyshire, in 1921, the only child of William and Sarah Wild. The family immigrated to Canada in 1927 to farm in the Tupper area north-east of Plumas. She married Hugh McCurry on December 23, 1940 and lived on the family farm, where she raised a family of six. Peggy always planted a large garden and would can and freeze produce for the winter. As a girl, she helped her father with the cattle and continued this in her married life. She was an avid reader and loved to share tidbits of information with family, keeping everyone up to date on current events. She instilled in her children a love of reading and learning that remains with them as adults. She was also a member of the Plumas Anglican Church and the Women’s Auxilliary until its closure. Left to mourn are her children Sheila Smithson of Pipestone, Bill (Laury) of Selkirk, Don of Plumas, Elizabeth Laurila of Hinton, Alberta, Terry (Marlene) of Keyes, and Fernilee (Stan) Born of St. Andrews; grandchildren Kimberly, Robert, Leila, Lyle, Scott, Hugh, Darwin, Conrad, Kaitlin and Tanika; great grandchildren Austin, Declan, Tannon, Hunter, Colton, Michael, Daniel, Samuel and William. Peggy was predeceased by her parents; husband; sonsin-law Chris Smithson, Melvin Laurila and grandsons Jason and Steven McCurry. The family would like to thank Margaret’s care givers who attended and supported her at Centennial Apartments and Third Crossing Manor. Their time spent with our Mother and their kindness to her and to her family will not be forgotten. They would also like to thank those who reached out with special messages of sympathy and support and for the gifts of food. Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated. Funeral Service was held on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Plumas United Church with interment at Tupper Cemetery.

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Eric Warren Davies It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eric Warren Davies on July 3, 2020 at the age of 73. He will be deeply missed by his daughters Tammy and Shaunna (Troy), stepsons David, Guy (Jess) and Keith (Leslie), grandchildren Chelsea, Paige, Tyler, Matthew, Tyson, Madison, Jack, Holly, Haven, Josie Mae, Rachel and Stevie, nephews Chad (Pam), Todd (Melanie) and Reid. Eric was born in Neepawa, Manitoba on December 18, 1946 and was raised in Kelwood. He was predeceased by his loving partner of 32 years Donna Mae Mulligan, his parents Bill and Lucille and his brothers Leonard and Bruce. Eric received his Diesel Mechanic and Highway Tractor Maintenance Certificate from MIT in 1969 and became a Journeyman in 1974. He worked as a mechanic in Winnipeg and Lynn Lake, Manitoba. In 1975, Eric and his family moved back to Kelwood, where he started his own custom grain hauling business, Davies Trucking.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings postponed. Call 204841-0002 _____________________ Arden Hall, cap. 255. Park, camping and sports facilities, rink, curling ice, kitchen and lounge. Call 204-368-2202 _____________________ Neepawa Banner and Press offers full research and re-print services from our archives that go back to 1896. Additional copies of papers, $2 each depending on availability. Re-print of a page from past copies, $2 per page. Archival research, $25 per hour with a $10 minimum. Individual photos on photo paper $5 depending if we have a suitable original in our digital, print or photo archives. Ken Waddell, publisher

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Crisis Pregnancy Centre Winnipeg: Need to talk? Call our free help line, 1-800-6650570 or contact our Westman office: 204-727-6161

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FARM FRESH EGGS FOR SALE AT A REASONABLE PRICE. Phone Plumas 204-386-2614, cell 204212-2684, Neepawa 204212-0713 after 3:30 p.m. 204-212-0721 anytime. _____________________ Farm land in the Plumas area W1/2 of 7-17-11, SE 13-17-12, NE 17-17-11. 628 acres in total. Included is 605 cultivated acres, 23 acres yard site and creek includes house and machine shed. For more information call 204-476-0846.

In Memory Clayton Young

June 5,1961 - July 17, 2017

In 1987, Eric moved back to Winnipeg and went to work at Gardewine North as the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor. A couple of years later, purchased land next to his Dad’s farm near Kelwood and continued to be a weekend farmer for the next 10 years.

I can no longer see you with my eyes, Touch you with my hands, But I will feel you in my heart, Forever

His love of diesel mechanics continued throughout his life. He rebuilt many trucks and was always willing to lend a hand when someone needed help fixing a truck.

Love your Loving Wife and Family

Dad made many lifelong friends throughout the years. We are very grateful for the support that so many of them provided him, up to and including his final battle with cancer. As per Dad’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Norman Douglas Martin After a brief illness with cancer, we are sad to announce the passing of Norman Douglas Martin on June 22, 2020. Norman was born on July 28, 1947 to Howard and Eva Martin. Norm was the second of four boys. He was raised on the family farm in the RM of Rosedale and attended school in Neepawa. Sports were always a part of Norm’s life, playing minor hockey, minor baseball and football through his school years. After school, he moved to Winnipeg and played in the junior hockey league with the St. James Braves. Norm enjoyed bird and big game hunting throughout his life, hunting elk and deer with the same group of guys until last year (The Rapid City Sportsman Club). Norm joined the Winnipeg Police Service at the age of 23, he worked his way up through the ranks to StaffSergeant, was a member of the police SWAT team and played for the Winnipeg police hockey team. Norm retired after 31 years of service. In his later years, Norm became an armchair quarterback (CFL), hockey coach (NHL - Jets) and golf analyst. Many hours were spent watching these games and critiquing the plays. After retirement, Norm enjoyed the game of golf, which could become quite competitive with his friends. Norman’s summers were spent at Clear Lake and winters in Palm Springs with his wife, Dianne. Norman and Dianne enjoyed travelling and visited many places around the world. Cruises were a favourite, as they took many excursions by ship. Norm made many lasting friends through his life from work, sports and travel. You will be greatly missed, Norm, and will always be in our thoughts. “CHEERS!!” Norm leaves to mourn his wife Dianne, brothers Bill (Judy), Murray (Diane), Mervyn (Pat), mother-in-law Amy, brother-in-law David (Brenda), Richard (Cathy) and many nieces and nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to Cancer Care Neepawa.

Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone~MacGregor www.clarkesfuneralhome.com


Tender The Kelwood Village committee is tendering the position of

Household Garbage and Recycling Pick Up Pick up is required to be done once a week, preferably on Monday. Pick up includes all private residences, all businesses, campground, mail shelter building and Lions Club gazebo. The applicant must provide their own vehicle. The successful applicant is responsible to work with the landfill manager. Applications to be sent to: Doug Wood, Box 99, Kelwood, MB. R0J 0Y0 Tender closes 27 July 2020.

Notice The celebration of life for

Ken Butterfield

planned for August 21, 2020 is being postponed until next summer. The future date and time will be announced closer to the date.

PUBLIC NOTICE MUNICIPALITY OF GLENELLA - LANSDOWNE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 194 of the Municipal Act, that the Auditor’s Financial Report for the year 2019, together with the related financial Statements have been deposited in the office of the Municipality of Glenella – Lansdowne, and is available for inspection by any person during regular business hours, who at his own expense, may take a copy thereof or extracts therefrom. Dated at Glenella, Manitoba this 6th day of July 2020. Wendy Wutzke, BSc., CMMA Chief Administrative Officer Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne Box 10 Glenella, MB R0J 0V0

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–––––––––– For Sale Single Family Plot in Riverside Cemetery. Lot 13, Block 13, Range 28. Beautiful location on the West Side $1300 obo. Call 204-296-2226.

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Apartment for rent. Bri-Mont apartments, 331 Mountain Avenue. Phone 204-2125014 _____________________ TRAILER RENTALS: cargo, dump, equipment, auto, livestock/horse. FORK LIFT TELEPORT 729-8989

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Storage vans (semi trailers) for rent or sale. Anderson's 204-385-2685, 204-3852997 Gladstone.

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Budget Tire Co. We buy and sell good used tires. 726-8199, Brandon

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MAJOR APPLIANCE and TV Service in home. Call or text 476-4077

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Meyers Auctions & Appraisals. Call Brad at 368-2333. www.meyersauctions.com

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Real Estate Waterfront Lakehouse for Sale - $255,000

Facing S on Lake MB. LG Deck, Priv. Beach, Artesian Well. 3 BR, 4 PCE Bath OC Kit, DR, LR F/S, W/D, Freezer F/Air Elec Heat, C/Air, HVAC Wood Burning Stove, Sump, 2 Sheds, DBL Att Garage w/Infloor Heat. Tri-Pane Vinyl Windows Lam. & Vinyl Flooring

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Rolling River School Division

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 kjarvisfarms@gmail.com


(Maintenance Worker Licensed Trades) Full Time - Permanent 12 months per year The school division has a central maintenance shop in Minnedosa, MB with 6.0 FTE Maintenance Workers (Licensed Trades and Unlicensed Trades) who maintain 12 schools and 3 division office buildings. For more details and application information, please visit our website at www.rrsd.mb.ca Select Employment link then Support Staff Positions link. Thank you to all applicants for their interest in Rolling River School Division. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

Current starting wage is $15.15/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 http://hylife.com/current-opportunities/ or email to jobs@hylife.com 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

TURTLE RIVER SCHOOL DIVISION Turtle River School Division invites applications for

Ste. Rose School .5 Band Instructor & .25 subjects to be determined .75 Term Teacher

September 2, 2020 – June 30, 2021 Applications close at noon on Friday, July 31, 2020. For more information Contact Rhonda Buchanan Submit letter of application and resume to: rbuchanan@trsd.ca or Rhonda Buchanan, Principal Ste. Rose School Box 129, Ste. Rose, MB R0L 1S0 Phone 447-2088, Fax 447-2457 Although all applications are appreciated, only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

Neepawa & Area Planning District

Invite applications to fill the part time position of

Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

For 21 hrs per week as determined by the NAPD Board and may lead to full time depended on ability of applicant and growth of the Planning District. Ideal Candidate: • Provide excellent customer service in person and on the phone • Ability to multitask • Strong organizational skills • Effective written and oral communication skills • Knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Office, including Excel and Outlook • Familiar with payroll, accounts payable and year-end financial statements • Valid Class 5 Drivers License

Small gathering lifted spirits, offered normalcy Continued from Page 7 Director April says even with all of the COVID-19 precautions in place, it turned out very well. “Households were asked to drive their vehicle to each location and the Handi-Van was booked to transfer those around who could not drive.

Everyone was very respectful of the guidelines in place to keep us all safe.” Within the two allotted hours, there were 12 stops made in the community, where participants had the opportunity to walk through the yards, speak to the homeowners, and enjoy the company of others. It

was a tremendous evening of socializing and a chance for participants to see what others do in their spaces. “COVID has been very tough on our senior population, and this small gathering seemed to lift some spirits and offer a bit of normalcy,” mentioned April.


McSherry Auction Service Ltd. Live Internet/Timed Out Auction Henry & Lucy Bernier Time Out Portion Closes July 30th @ 7 PM Live Internet Portion Starts July 30th @ 8 PM 8 Tractors* 85 Steiger Cougar CR-1225 4WD 8100 Hrs * Int 4186 4WD * Int 4166 4WD * Int Farmall 856 * Int Farmall 766 * 2) Int 350 1) Row Crop 1) Wheatland Special * Case SC * Int 4000 Ga 19 ½’ Swather * A C Gleaner L2 Golden Harvest Combine * Ezzon 3400 34’ Air Seeder w Chinook Tank * More Tillage, Harvest & Misc Equip * 52 Ford F100 Stepside * 52 Chev 1 ½ Ton * 51 Int 1 Ton * 60 Int B 130 * 67 Pontiac Parisienne 2 D * More Vehicles * Farm Misc * Tools * House Trailer *

Stuart McSherry 204-467-1858 or 204-886-7027 www.mcsherryauction.com

The following attributes will also be considered assets: • General knowledge of local Municipalities, Towns & overall geographical area. • Preferred but not required; general knowledge of the local Development Plan, Municipal by-laws, Building & Development Permits


Desirable qualities include: self-starter, initiative, flexibility and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. The successful candidate will be responsible for office procedures, minute taking, maintaining records/statistics and submitting reports, adhering to policies and procedures, greeting the general public, providing general information on local planning initiatives and Building & Development Permits, and performing all bookkeeping duties such as payroll, remittances, bank reconciliations, year-end financial reporting, audit preparations, and mandatory attendance at monthly Board meetings which are held outside of regular work hours.

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Please submit cover letter and resume along with salary expectations by July 24, 2020 to: Neepawa & Area Planning District Jeff Braun Email: jeff@neepawaareaplanning.com Fax: 204-476-7624 Drop off at 275 Hamilton Street We thank those who take the time to apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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5 miles north of Gilbert Plains, MB, on PTH 274, 1 ¾ mile west Call Billy at 204-548-2806 or 204-638-0090 to arrange viewing as property has changed hands. ONSITE AUCTION RULES AND RESTRICTIONS: In order to help comply with the COVID19 crowd-size limit and allow serious buyers only, an onsite bidding registration fee of $10.00 (refunded with purchase) will be charged to each registered bidder. Anyone entering the selling area must present their registration card to the security guard to be admitted into this area. No Ranch Retirement Auction for Selling areas minors allowed. Social distancing regulations must be followed by all attendees. will be restricted to a maximum 100Ruth persons at Zamyrkut any time. Anyone with symptoms of Covid Gregof& 19, coughing, fever, etc. are May asked to remain home. Saturday 5th - 10:30am - Rorketon MB ONLINE SIMULCAST ITEMS 12:00 NOON From Ste Rose, MB17 miles N on PTH #276,Magnet Road TRACTOR & CROP EQUIPMENT: 1997 JD CTS Combine, VGC; JD 930R 30’ Rigid 2¼ grain header, fingered,From transport; 1977 GMC 6500 axle grain 1985 milesfullNE.Or Rorketon, MB tag Corner ontruck; 276, 2 Westward miles S,7000 1½SP swather 25’, 3900 Engine hrs, P/U reel, double swath option; Premier 1900 PT 25’ swather, E, ½ S. GPS: 51°32 N 99°29'W Quick Fold; Hesston 6450 SP swather 18’, double knife; JD 530 Round Baler, VGC; 14′ Case IH 8370 MO/CO; GT 380 canola screens;FWA Laurier swather swath2595 roller, NH 8870 FWA tractor • grain 2005dryer, FORD NH TL100 tractor c/wcarrier; BUHLER swath turner, swath inverter; Westfield TFX80-46 grain auger, self-contained mover, 27 hp FEL • David Brown 885 tractor • DEUTZ DX160 tractor • CAT 931 crawler/ Kohler with bin sweep; Westfield J208-51 PTO grain auger; other augers; Ford 20’ tandem loader • FARMALL MD tractor • INLAND HAYLINER 12 bale double arm picker • disk, Int 4700 Vibra chisel 39’, multchers; CCIL 807 33’ deep tiller, multchers; CCIL 204 27’ 660 • PINTLE Hitch tri-axel trailer for small crawler • VICON 1050 deepNH tiller,baler multchers; Herman 60’ 4-bar tyne harrows; Convey-all 16’ seed/fertilizer tote9tank, wheel hay rake • MORRIS MH310 c/w SA/FA • Fertilizer V hyd augers; LIVESTOCK: 1997 Duncanhoe 20’drills gooseneck stock trailer, VGC; fiberglass livestock chute, tank Inland 60’offield sprayer 500 calf gal shelter, plastic etc; tank6900-bu • 27’ CCIL tiller c/w head •gate; variety corral panels,c/w feeders, Quickdeep bin, incl bolts and harrows “207” • gravity 2000 NH 1441 disk etc; bine • NH688 rd baler • CCIL 9600 PT supports; Kendon wagon, est14’ 180-bu, ONSITE AUCTION swather ONLY c/w plu reels • 6’ steel combine • 357 NH mix mill • 18’ 400 Versatile Rebuilt roller 5’ bucket, fits JD loader,7”exc cond;grain bale auger spear for bucket13hp mountmotor bale spear; 18’ swath • WESTFIELD X 36’ c/wFEL; HONDA • railroad iron drag FEL; auger corral panels, walk-through treated posts, WESTFIELD W stands series for 8” JD x41’46grain pto • 75bu 2 wheel gates; hopper box trailer roughhyd lumber; supplies; posts, wire,Big fencing tools, shovels, axes, c/w chutecattle/vet • YAMAHA 97-99 – 350 Bearequipment; 4x4 quad shop • YAMAHA 350 Big etc; portable grill c/w @ plate; Forney Model C-5 arc welder;!!!22Call cal. Bear 4x4 • propane See full3-burner listing cooking and pictures www.gartonsauction.com repeater (POL required) ; BB gun, and much more. For full listing and photos, visit www. Greg directly at (204) 732-2213 for more information on the equipment gartonsauction.com Terms: Same day payment on all purchases; we accept cash or credit card; All items sold as is, where is; deletions; Auctioneer not responsible for any accidents. No buyers premiums.

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Auction Service SERVING THE PARKLAND AND SURROUNDING AREAS SINCE 1992 PO BOX 543 DAUPHIN, MB R7N 2V3 Phone (204) 629-2583 garton@inetlink.ca Cell: (204) 648-4541 www.gartonsauction.com

Ranch Retirement Auction for Greg & Ruth Zamyrkut

GASSP thanks all those who entered, helped out, and volunteered their time to make the contest and the tour guide evening run so smoothly, and are excited to see what 2021’s competition brings! Publisher’s note: Due to space restrictions on the pages this week, additional pictures of the category winners could not appear. Those photos will be in a future edition of the Banner & Press.

MCNA Provincewide 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 www.mcna.com. URGENT PRESS RELEASE &/ MEDIAADVISORIES. The news never stops, and neither do we! Though we cannot guarantee publication, MCNA will get the information into the right hands for ONLY $35.00 + GST/HST. Call the Manitoba Community Newspapers Association at (204) 947-1691 for more information, or email classified@mcna.com for details. www.mcna.com. We are here to help you. FOR SALE TRAILERS, TRUCKBEDS & TIRES. Full Repair and Safeties. Vehicle Parts, Tires & Wheels. Vehicle & Trailer Parts & Batteries. Sales, Financing & Leasing. KALDECK TRUCK & TRAILER INC. Hwy #1, MacGregor, MB. 1-888-685-3127. www. kaldecktrailers.com IS BUSINESS SLOW? IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE! ADVERTISE NOW AND MAKE THE MO$T OF THE $UMMER MONTH$. Don’t delay. Each week our blanket classifieds could be helping your company get noticed in over 340,000 homes! It’s AFFORDABLE and it’s a great way to increase and connect with your future customers. For as little as $189.00 + GST, get your important messaging out! Call this newspaper NOW to book or email classified@mcna.com for details. MCNA (204) 947-1691. www. mcna.com WANTED WANTED: OLD TUBE AUDIO EQUIPMENT. 50 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond Organs, any condition. Call Toll-Free 1-800-947-0393


One of Neepawa’s first industries The people pictured here are standing outside of the Neepawa Manufacturing Company, one of Neepawa’s first industries. The sign visible on the wall reads “Neepawa Windstacker and Chaff Blower.” If any readers have further details they would like to share with the Banner & Press, please contact Casper Wehrhahn via email at newsroom@neepawapress.com. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BEAUTIFUL PLAINS MUSEUM


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P. BAKER BACKHOE SERVICE Trenching • Ditching • Water & Sewer Dugouts • Demolition • Brushing Trucking • Sand & Gravel Snow Removal • Winter Parking Lot Sanding

Contact Pat Baker at 204-476-0712 p.baker@wcgwave.ca

Custom Farming

JARDINE FARMS offering haying & silage baling (full service) • Vermeer 604 pro baler • Tubeline 5000 • 2500 Hayliner

Call Grant 204 354-2254 204 573-0454 (cell)


4W Cattle Co. Custom silage services

New Holland discbine • Tubeline bale wrapper New Holland crop cutter baler

Contact Cam 204-212-0209

Construction New Name, New Look, Same great quality!

204-476-3401 news@neepawabanner.com 423 Mountain Avenue

Your Key

• Office Supplies • Business Cards • Custom Invoices • Bochures & Flyers • Colour Quick Print • Custom Engravables • Web design 423 Mountain Ave Toll Free: 1-888-436-4242 Phone: 204-476-3401

• Kitchens • Bathrooms • Utilities • Offices and more! Kevin Friesen Brent Friesen 204 841 0012 204-212-3033


Firewood Sales


Woodlot Management


�us��in��le ����es�n� We buy standing Spruce and Poplar �mber

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


• Excavations • Trenching • Landscaping • Gravel • Topsoil • Shale • Laser Ditching • Certified Installer for Holding Tanks, Septic Tanks and Drain Fields • Construction Site Prep • Dozer work • Brush Clearing

Cell: (204) 841-0988

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

Shawn Nugent


Matt Rempel Birnie, MB

Rough Lumber

Full dimension Corral Planks and Windbreak

1-204-476-6730 comfortelectric@hotmail.com Box 2518 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0

WE OFFER: matt@rempelbackhoe.ca

E.K. Kostenchuk LTD.

Neepawa, MB.

Trenching • Excavating • Landscaping Trucking • Water & Sewer • Demolition Dozer work • Ditching

Eric 204-573-7661•Kyle 204-841-4409 e.k.kostenchuk.ltd@gmail.com


olling Acres eady Mix

Certified Batch Plant and Cement Trucks Concrete • Gravel Sales • Rebar Sales Custom Hauling

Irvin 204-476-6236

“Let Us Custom Design A 204-966-3207 204-476-6843 204-966-3207 Home For You”

Harold HaroldKlassen Klassen harold.birniebuilders@gmail.com Birnie, Birnie,MB MB



Experience, Quality, Integrity

Journeyman Electrician

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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:

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

• Redi-Mix Concrete & Concrete Pumping. • Sand, Gravel & Aggregate • Skid Steer & Equipment Rental • Snow removal

Ventures Inc.

Garbage Bin Rentals Roll Off Bins We buy Scrap! Phone 476-0002 for more information

Lakeside Septic Service

Potable water delivery. Book your portable toilets!

ErlE Jury Family


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135 Boundary Street, Neepawa, MB

Jim Beaumont

476-2483 Owner/Operator

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23 Hour Service



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Neepawa Cubs glide to victory Pick up wins over the Austin A’s, Plumas Pirates

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The Neepawa Cubs are very happy with how things have gone so far at this point of the Santa Clara Baseball League (SCBL) regular season. The team has won its first three games of the shortened schedule, including a 14-1 victory over the Austin A’s and an 11-5 decision against the Plumas Pirates. In the showdown versus the A’s on Wednesday, July 8, it was Neepawa hitting the road to Austin. On that night, the heart of the Cubs’ batting lineup led the way, with Garrett Rempel, Robby Moar and Dylan Birch all collecting a pair of hits. Birch added to his individual stats, by also accumulating three runs batted in (RBI). Bryan Todoruk added a pair of RBIs, while Andrew Richards, Kevin Levandosky and Ian Hockin also contributed one a piece, to help the

Cubbies to collect the W. Neepawa pitcher Cole Krutkewich registered the win, striking out five Austin batters over the course of four innings, while giving up only a pair of hits. Jason Kirkland came to the mound in relief for Krutkewich, and finished out the night surrendering no hits and notching three strikeouts of his own. Cubs outlast Pirates Neepawa returned home for a game at the Ag Grounds on Friday, July 10 versus the Plumas Pirates. The huge crowd in attendance found themselves entertained by some really good back and forth baseball action. In the later innings, however, Neepawa was able to find some separation and eventually cruised to the 11-5 win. For the first four and a half innings, it was anyone’s ballgame, as there were multiple lead chan-

ges. Trailing 5-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Neepawa was able to put together a four run rally and would follow that up with an identical tally in the sixth to secure their third win of the season. At the plate, it was a really collective effort of the Cubs, with six different players registering a hit. As for pitching, Garrett Rempel picked up the win, with a five inning, six strike out night. Taylor Fletcher blanked the Pirates for the final two innings, to earn the save. With those victories, Neepawa improved it record to 3-0-0, a good enough mark for first place in the Santa Clara League. Next up for the Cubs was a game against the Carberry Royals on Wednesday, July 15 in Neepawa. That game concluded after the Banner & Press publication deadline, but will appear in the next edition of the paper. The final two homes games of

Park Lake, then and now Continued from Page 3 Some historic details of Park Lake as submitted by Gerrond Davidson I am not sure what year the first Park Lake dam was built, but the trestle railway bridge over Stoney Creek was built in 1902 and the lake was there then. Neepawa had a power plant there in 1913 and the town water works were begun in 1911. The dam would wash out all the time and the local ice cutter, Melvin Murray would repair the dam at his own expense so he didn’t have to go so far for ice. It is documented that he repaired it in 1920. In 1953, PFRA (Prairie Farm Assistance Act) built a cement dam. There are lots of references to the low area east of Neepawa being flooded and the mail having to be brought in with a canoe for some periods. Stoney Creek and Boggy Creek join at Neepawa to form the Whitemud River. Editor’s note: An 1898 map of Neepawa shows the Lake. Park Lake now By Ken Waddell For most people today, Park Lake means a shallow, little lake at the south end of Neepawa. It’s the home of Rotary Park, the Neepawa Bird Sanctuary. Hundreds of wild geese, dozens of pelicans and many other birds and small animals call the place home. Rotary Park is the site of many community and family events. Park Lake dam almost burst in a major flood event on July 2, 2001. There was an extensive threat of downstream flooding back then in the McGill Street/Walker Avenue area, but the berm held. On July

1, 2020, the berm didn’t fare so well and excessive rainfall and run-off from Stoney Creek overpowered the berm. Flash flooding followed very quickly. As has been well documented in this paper and in numerous other media, there was a huge effort to try and stop the flooding. Over 40 homes were evacuated and extensive damage was done to several homes. Today, Park Lake is now a muddy flats with a rather placid Stoney Creek running through it. The big question in the weeks, and perhaps years, ahead will be what to do with the actual lake. The access road bridge is damaged beyond repair. Early estimates of the cost to replace the bridge are huge. An emergency trail is being established to get people in to look after the birds and animals at the sanctuary and for one resident to get access to their home. The original usefulness for Park Lake to the town as a water source for drinking water and for the steam turbine are long gone. How to make the best recreational and flood control use of the now empty lake basin is a question that will have be decided. Neepawa doesn’t need Park Lake as it used to be. In fact, to restore it to it’s former levels would be akin to loading a shotgun and aiming it at our feet. Park Lake dam will fail again, it’s inevitable. As a creek, the water will flow through and the dikes around the downstream homes should safely handle the anticipated and historic flow. As Mayor McCutcheon said to me, “It will all come down to money.”

the regular season will be on July 24 versus Austin and July 29 against the Portage Padres. All start times are set for 7:00 p.m. Neepawa Cubs infielder Nathan Stephenson (#2) looks to make a play on a hit early on in the game between Neepawa and the Plumas Pirates on Friday, July 10. The Cubs would end up winning this contest, by the score of 11-5. PHOTO BY EOIN DEVEREUX

Santa Clara Baseball League Team Name

G W L T Win % GB

Neepawa Cubs

3 3

0 0 1.000

Carberry Royals

3 2

1 0



Portage Padres

2 1

0 1



Ebb and Flow Lakers 1 0

1 0



Austin A’s

2 0

2 0



Plumas Pirates

3 0

2 1



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To our amazing community … WE THANK YOU! We cannot begin to thank each and every one of you that pitched in, you all answered the call immediately, we are humbled. Hundreds of volunteers from near and far, food and refreshment donations, trucks, muscles, equipment, services, sandbags, safety, traffic control, evacuation centre staff, sharing of information, service crews, restaurants, businesses, organizations, neighbouring RM’s, Cities & Towns…everyone pitched in, and everyone should be very proud of their efforts and be part of such an incredible community.

“It was a community of incredible compassion for those who needed the help. Volunteers came of all ages and for all hours showing Neepawa’s true heart. Volunteers helping each other and making sure everyone was safe. The Town of Neepawa staff members, emergency services, and it’s resources worked well to support residents in this time of need. Local agencies, businesses, organizations, and residents worked in unison for the common goal; come together as a community to support our neighbours and friends. I am proud to be a Councillor for the Town of Neepawa and honoured to be a resident of such a great community.” Councillor Nadeau

BY THE NUMBERS…! √ 15,100 sandbags filled by our volunteers; √ 70+ trucks arrived to help move sandbags; √ 39 households evacuated, either mandatory or as a safety precaution (122 individuals);

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“It’s amazing how in times of crisis true character is always revealed. Neepawa’s residents showed heart, determination and compassion to a level that is hard to comprehend. With the people in my Neepawa I truly believe as a community we should hold our heads high and feel extremely confident in our future. Thank you everyone for stepping up when we needed you most.” Councillor Gerrard


√ 12,000 cubic yards of clay used to create the berms (early estimate); √ 32 seconds to load one dump truck of clay; √ 480,000+ people reached via social media with flood information posts;

When a natural disaster occurs, the Manitoba Government may, following a review of the impacts and circumstances, declare the event eligible for Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA). The following criteria must be met: * Insurance is not reasonably or readily available. * The event is an extraordinary natural disaster, causing widespread damage.

√ 100’s & 100’s of volunteers helping;

As a result of the significant rainfalls that began on June 28 and led to the emptying of Park Lake due to the inability to contain the excessive volumes of water travelling from the neighbouring municipalities and converging in Neepawa, the Town of Neepawa held a special meeting of Council on July 7, 2020 to pass a resolution to request DFA funding to assist with any impacted public and private properties.

√ 9 large garbage bins delivered by TAC Ventures, for flood-damaged household items.

At this point in time, the Manitoba Government has not established a DFA program for the recent flood event. However, individuals who have been affected by the recent flooding events, are encouraged to apply for DFA to begin to tell our story to the Manitoba Government regarding how the flooding affected our community and the significance of the associated loss to both public and private property.

√ 3,120 bottles of water donated to keep the volunteers hydrated;

“It was with great pride that I witnessed Grade Five students who have grown to adults, band together with other citizens, to help save and protect our community!” Councillor Parrott

For more information on Disaster Financial Assistance, please visit the following website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/emo/recover/home/dfa_home.html “On a personal level, being a resident of Walker Avenue, Cathy and I thank and appreciate the support of everyone. In the bigger picture, this 1-in-1000 year event has created challenges and opportunities to engage all levels of government to become part of our solution as we move our community forward.” Mayor McCutcheon

“It was an emotional time for everyone as events were unfolding faster than anyone could anticipate. But working side by side and seeing a community join together as one, helping friends and neighbours, reaffirmed to me as to why I call this home.” Deputy Mayor Hedley Photo Courtesy of: Kerri Ferris

Reminder: Under no circumstances should anyone cross closed roads/bridges or areas - particularly the Park Lake area. You are not only putting yourself at risk, but risking the lives of emergency responders. Please stay away & stay safe.

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