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Maxime Bernier is not very pleased with how his message is being delivered to Canadian voters by the media, so he’s doing everything in his power to deliver that message to them directly. The People’s Party of Canada (PPC) leader spoke with about 80 local supporters at Riverbend Park in Neepawa on Tuesday, Sept. 7, alongside Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa candidate Donnan McKenna. Neepawa was the first of four stops in western Manitoba on that day, with Dauphin, Brandon and Portage la Prairie also part of his packed itinerary. During his 30 minute speech, Bernier’s election pitch focused heavily on COVID-19, stating that he doesn’t believe vaccines should be mandatory. He also strongly opposed the institution of lockdowns and vaccine passports. Continued on Page 10

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Everybody out of the pool, because it’s time for an upgrade. On Tuesday, Sept. 7, during a town council meeting, Chief administrative officer Colleen Synchyshyn conf irmed that to the Neepawa Swimming Pool and Lions Riverbend Park will receive $294,700 in funding from the Building Sustainable Communities grant. The provincial program provides up to 50 per cent funding for large scale community projects. Similar supports were distributed earlier this year for the construction of a new pool in Gladstone ($300,000) and improvements to the Langruth Park ($11,000). The 2021 Building Sustainable Communit ies Grant Program normally provides funding for projects at a maximum amount of $75,000. This year, however, the maximum grant contribution of 50 per cent towards a project’s total cost has been increased to up to $300,000. Priorities for Neepawa recreation For the Town of Neepawa, this support could not have come at a better time, as the $294,700 will help fund a long planned multiphase upgrade. Those plans are to include a pool area upgrade to meet accessibility standards, design for a standalone water slide, relocation of parking and the design of


New grant money recently announced from the Building Sustainable Communities Program will assist with covering a portion of upgrades planned for the Neepawa Swimming Pool.

a pool building to meet accessiblity standards. As well, there will be work on the development of basketball, tennis/pickle ball courts, though the exact location of where these courts will be built must still be determined. The town will have until March 2023 to use the grant money that is being provided. Economic development off icer Marilyn Crewe noted that these projects were the top priorities for many residents who participated in the town’s recreation survey, back in 2018. “Basketball, tennis and pickleball courts, as well as improvements to the sw imm ing pool, were

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number one and number three [priorities] in the top 1 facilities wish list,” said Crewe. “So, this is all just part of what the community told us was most important to them when that regional recreation masterplan was done.” With all this in mind, Neepawa subm itted a $294,700 request to the Bu i ld i n g Su st a i n able Communities Grant program. With the maximum grant amount raised from $75,000 to $300,000, it will allow for the proposed improvement to move ahead much sooner than initially expected. The plan currently within the municipal office is to be able to host an open house

in the coming months, where the artist renderings of the upgrades to Riverbend Park will be shown to the public. A leg up Neepawa mayor Blake McCutcheon told the Banner & Press that receiving this amount of support from the Building Sustainable Communities Grant is simply tremendous. “We were hopeful when we put in the application for the grant that we would be accepted and receive some degree of support. This amount, though, the nearly $300,000 from the Province of Manitoba is going to give us a leg up on being able to start the pro-

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securing funding and curating gallery shows,” says Nordstrom. “We wish her well with her new job, where she can put The doors at ArtsForward have finally her journalism and film making skills to been re-opened to the public. The multigood use. Rrain is a great resource for use arts building opened their doors on Yvonne, who is trying to get up to speed as Sept. 7 after being closed since Nov. 12 quickly as possible. The board would like of last year. ArtsForward president, Ron to thank Rrain for her years of dedicated Nordstrom, is happy to get up and running service and for assisting with the personagain. Rentals have started already, while nel transition.” some classes will be starting soon. Sisley is very excited for the opportunity The closure has impacted ArtsForward to build on what ArtsForward has accomfinancially as much of their income comes plished to this point. Sisley says, “With from rentals for meetings, training and my extensive volunteer and organizational celebrations. Fortunately, they were able experience, as well as my love for the arts, to take advantage of federal and provinI felt this position at ArtsForward was a cial COVID-19 relief funding to pay for perfect fit for me. I look forward to further utilities, repairs, insurance and other costs. fostering connections with cultural leaders, PHOTO BY RON NORDSTROM “Although we couldn’t open to the public, Yvonne Sisley, the new arts artists, organizations and businesses from we did take advantage of the closure to administrator at ArtsForward, our community and the surrounding area. paint much of the interior of the building, started her new position on We have a culturally rich community that including the North Gallery, offices, up and Sept. 7. is filled with many talented artisans.” downstairs hallways, and music rooms,” Sisley has hit the ground running, says Nordstrom. “We improved the lighting in the main classes and workshops will begin in early October and the gallery and added more lighting to highlight the artwork. Christmas Wish Craft Sale will be back this year. Sisley On Sept. 20, we are getting the gallery floors sanded and is also working on an event to be held at ArtsForward, to refinished, so those spaces will be closed for about 10 days appropriately acknowledge the newly proclaimed National to allow the finish to harden before allowing foot traffic.” Day for Truth and Reconciliation. One other area that Sisley In addition to a fresh coat of paint, ArtsForward will have is excited to open is the ArtsForward retail space that will a fresh face behind the desk. Yvonne Sisley will be replacing feature works from local artisans. Rrain Prior as ArtsForward administrator. Prior has held To inquire about classes, having something featured in our that position for the past 10 years and has recently taken store, to submit an application for the Christmas Wish Craft a position with NACTV. “Rrain has done a great job of Sale or facility rentals, please phone 204-476-3232, email promoting arts in the community, managing the facility,, or message them on Facebook.

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That can’t happen here! L O Right in the ften you hear people say, “That can’t happen here, can it?” Well, don’t be too sure. Many unthinkable things have happened in Canada. We are awfully close to having COVID-19 vaccines compulsory and they already are compulsory to go to a hockey game or a restaurant. It would appear that vaccines are effective in controlling C-19, but for them to be compulsory for everyone is a step too far, in my opinion. We have had vaccines for a long time, from small pox to polio and the list goes on. Some vaccines are compulsory for international travel. If you are wondering if compulsory vaccines are part of a long term plot or plan, you may be correct. In the Sept. 4, 2021 Winnipeg Free Press, it was reported that a group of three authors in the journal Bioethics in 2017 suggested that a comparison be drawn between people who might refuse a vaccine and the conscientious objectors of WWII. It says that people who won’t take a vaccine might have to do some service or pay in some way. Note this was written before the C-19 pandemic came into being, but the concept is gaining traction. I think it is wrong in so many ways, but it could still come about. Canada did allow for conscientious objectors during WWII and a lot of them came from the Mennonite communities. They did medic work or worked in various lumber and work camps. It was certainly better than the way the Allied forces treated soldiers who objected to fighting in WWI. To its shame, Canada put 26 soldiers to death by firing squad when they refused to fight or deserted. France executed over 900 soldiers, including many who refused to storm Vimy Ridge one more time. The neepawa

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Ken Waddell head of the French army rounded up 200 men who he deemed as deserters and blew them up with artillery fire. Those kinds of actions seemed to cut down on disobeying orders and seem extreme in today’s world, but a government can go to extreme measures to enforce its will on people who disagree with a certain policy. Some say the C-19 vaccine is an experiment, and it was, at one time. However, it isn’t an experiment now, as it has been obviously tested millions of times. That said, why are vaccinated people getting C-19? Why are some fully vaccinated people dying? We need to be understanding about people who feel they have genuine concerns. I don’t have much patience with people who don’t want to get vaccinated and are simply being contrary or obstinate but there are some real reasons for concern. I know of three cases where families are convinced that the vaccine triggered a resurgence of cancer in their family members’ bodies and two have resulted in death. Don’t know, could be, but you won’t easily convince the affected families that it wasn’t so. As to a grand scheme or grand plot against society, I do believe there are forces at play that aim to destroy. The communists, socialists and anarchists have all exhibited varying levels of destructive tendencies. Looters are unscrupulous opportunists. Capitalists have done some very stupid

things, sometimes with malice and intent and at other times out of ignorance or blindness. When we are trying to figure out what is happening and why, please hear me out over the next few sentences. Don’t just dismiss it as mere Bible thumping. Read it, think about it and then make up your mind for yourself. A lot of really good things happen and a lot of really bad things happen. Here’s the deal. There is a God who created the world and everything in it, including humans. He created them with a free will. There is God, the Creator, there is Heaven, there is Hell and there is the Devil, the destroyer. God loves us, the Devil hates us and will do anything he can and use anyone or any movement he can to destroy people. The Devil wants us dead and the sooner the better, in his mindset. Within that context, everything that is going on makes sense. Good things are happening and some bad things, too. There is truth, lies and downright dishonesty coming down. It is hard sometimes to differentiate, but we have to keep on trying. God is the answer, the Devil is not. That’s how I see it.

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ast Monday, a long weekend Monday, was a perfect do nothing day. In the morning, I indulged in a late breakfast, gaming time and then lunch with the grands. The plan was to continue with this carefree attitude well into the day, mayhaps into the evening. The cup of coffee in the lawn chair holder cooled as I got up to check on netting for the strawberries. I am not netting against birds, but against my little dog. I have given up trying to find ripe raspberries– she likes them barely pink– but am not willing to grant her the strawberries. It is a new planting and promises to do well. The netting that covered the cauliflowers and broccoli was in storage, so I hauled that out. Sat for a moment, then measured and found out that the piece of netting was too short. Sipped cool coffee while I debated the next step. Sought out a large section of netting– nope– that will be perfect to cover the raspberries next year. Digging deeper into the gardening section of my garage, I located a short length of the netting, enough to complete the covering if I use the first section I found. Sat for another minute. Then, armed with the stapler, set to work protecting the berries. One staple to go and the unit ceased to cooperate. Now the coffee is cold, but it’s coffee, so I enjoy a mouthful while examining the stapler. There are staples in it, and pointing at the earth, I shot and one pops out. Returned to fence, shot a blank. I repeated that process three times and headed into the shop for more staples. I only needed one more fastener to complete the task. Adding more did the trick, and so I settled back in my chair with the dregs of a cold cup of coffee. Sitting is challenging for me. I saw the dahlia stalk that bent under the weight of a gorgeous blossom. Might as well trim it off, rescue the f lower and chop the rest into the compost bin. While there, I saw that it was time to dampen the bin and turn the compost. Later? Naw, done sitting for now. I have discovered that changing tasks frequently prevents sore muscles. I will abide by that theory rather than accepting the reality that I am easily distracted! I did settle in my chair. Watched the sparrows respond to the freshly filled feeder. Felt the breeze on my face, appreciated anew the evergreen next door. Usually I only notice the evergreens in the winter when I give ardent thanks for their colour in the bleakness of the whiteness. I will notice them more in summer, a firm resolve. My chair is beside the raised garden beds, in the shade of the old apple tree, a perfect spot on any day. And as I jumped up to attack a project, and settled back for a moment, I acknowledged that this my life. There are endless things to see and do and be a part of. The sitting is an interlude that recharges my battery. I am doing life my way, thankfully, it works for me!


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he trip from my home to the college at which I took my last two years of ministerial training took me past one of Alberta’s major oil exploration companies. This firm built and operated huge drilling rigs that were capable of drilling to depths of five miles or more. They were designed for use in the harsh climate of Canada’s north. Ever y necessit y and amenity required to operate these rigs efficiently was hidden behind insulated panels, making it easy for the crew to operate the rig even in the harshest conditions. The work is hard and dirty. The hours are long. But being in a setting where every thing you need is indoors under one roof makes life and work aboard one of these units much easier; especially in the dark, cold days of winter. Building one of these rigs takes a lot of time. The one I watched being built took over two months to manufacture, assemble, equip

God would lead him to a new destination. “The Lord had said to Abram, ‘Go from your country, your people… to the land I will show, I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you...’ So Abram went, as the Lord had told him.” (Genesis 12:1,2 and 4) May the Lord be blessed by our decisions.

Neil Strohschein and test before it was ready for its first assignment. But once in the field, I was told, the rig could be broken down, loaded on trucks, moved to a new site and reassembled in less than two weeks. These huge units were made to work. They were also made to move. The same is true of the massive carnival rides that draw so many to the midways of major exhibitions in western Canada. These rides can entertain thousands for a 10 day exhibition. But if you drive by the exhibition grounds 24 hours after the show ends, you will discover that most of the smaller rides are nowhere to be seen. They’ve been put into transport mode and are on their way to their next show site. The larger

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to be alive, but it certainly is not an adventure. Hopefully, they have a support system that can help them. When I think of the wild fires in this country and the people who lost everything except their lives, they have to make decisions. It makes me think of Abraham when God told him to move away from his home. All he knew was that

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Observation ife is full of decisions. Some people are deciding that it is time to move, to another town or city or maybe even another country. I remember when we emi-

rides won’t be far behind. In four days, the entire midway will have been reassembled on another site hundreds of miles away. These rides, too, were made to work and made to move. Now, you may wonder what this has to do with people like you and me. Well, just like the oil rigs and carnival rides described above, we are made to work and made to move. First, we are made to work. God has blessed each of us with a unique combination of knowledge, talents, skills and extraordinary abilities. No two people on this earth are exactly alike. God has given to each one the tools he or she needs to do the work he has called us to do– whatever that work may be. And he has blessed

us with people whose gifts are different from ours and can help us do what we cannot do alone. Second, we have been made to move. We do not sit idly in some place and wait for those who need our help to come to us. Most of them can’t. So, following the example Jesus set while he was on earth, we must go to them. God has given us feet to take us where we need to go and other means of transportation to get us to places farther from home. We are fully equipped to do everything God has called us to do. We use these gifts most effectively when we begin each day by asking: “Lord, what do you want me to do today?” Then, as we go about our daily activities, we treat every encounter with another person as a divine appointment– as an opportunity to use the resources God has given us to serve others and, by serving them, help to make our world a better place in which to live.

grated to Canada. We were young and adventurous. It was a big adjustment. Today, I think of the families who were able to escape from a war torn country. They are thankful

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No representation for the smaller communities

Follow up to the letter written by Arlene Walker (in the Aug. 13 and Aug. 27 editions of the paper) on where our democracy went in regards to the proposed hog barns: It seems that since the amalgamation of WestLakeGladstone, and the change to the councillor at large system, there seems to be no representation for the smaller communities in the municipality. We no longer have a local councillor that we can voice our concerns to. The fact that each township is represented by different councillors every few months makes it so they have no attachment or commitments to the townships they briefly represent. The election seems to be decided by votes in the town of Gladstone, as it has the largest population. This leaves little chance to have any representatives elected from outside the Gladstone area. J. R. Kunzelman Plumas, MB

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As a child, I’ve been vaccinated for mumps, measles, rubella, polio, chicken pox, small pox and quite a few others. As an adult, I’ve been vaccinated for tetanus, cholera, typhus, yellow fever, hepatitis and shingles. Each fall, I get a flu shot that is less effective at preventing flu than the COVID-19 vaccine is at preventing COVID-19. I trusted the science and never had to suffer through or transmit any of the childhood diseases that used to kill children and adults. To the church groups and faith-based communities out there who refuse public health orders, and also decline to get vaccinated, I ask this: What happened to your sense of social responsibility? It is apparent those groups have much more to learn. I sometimes wonder where those people would turn if they, or one of their children, was bitten by a poisonous snake, spider, or a rabid animal and a vaccine antidote was available. Would they refuse? Or depend on the Charter of Rights to save them? John Fefchak Virden, MB For an additional letter, see Page 17

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This photo, dated to 1968, depicts the last Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT) group in Neepawa. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, the CGIT was established in 1915 by a group called the Young Women’s Christian Association and the major Protestant denominations in Canada to “promote the Christian education of girls” who ranged from age 12 to 17. Active History states that, in particular, the movement was started by four women known as Winnifred Thomas, Olive Ziegler, Una Saunders and Constance Body. The group is reported as providing leadership to young women and arguing that women should have the same level of opportunities as men do. Though membership declined after World War II, the organization continued, still containing numerous congregations. The movement then came under the direction of the Department of Christian Education in 1947. Membership in 1999 is recorded at approximately 2,000. Pictured from left to right, starting at the back are: Sibyl Burton, Jeanne Brugger, Norma Nicholson, Lois Berry, Laurie Nicholson, Valerie Ernest and Moira Nicholson. Centre: Dianne Jordan, Mona Berry, Norma Jordan and Bev Freeman. Front: Karen Foxton, Patti Nicholson and Brenda Burton.

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During the week of Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, Spruce Plains RCMP dealt with 58 police activities. Aug. 30: RCMP conducted a COVID compliance check at a residence in the RM of Rosedale. All person(s) were found complying with quarantine regulations. Police provided assistance to Winnipeg Police Service for a person found breaching their court order in Bethany; the matter is still under investigation. Aug. 31: RCMP received a report of assault in Neepawa. Upon arrival, it was determined that there were no injuries and one person left the residence on their own. The matter was concluded without charges. Police responded to another report of assault in Minnedosa. Police attended and de-escalated the situation. Options were provided for future prevention and charges were ultimately declined by the complainant. Sept. 1: RCMP received a report of a missing person in Gladstone. After an extensive search, the person was located safely in Winnipeg and was unharmed. Police received a third party report of an assault in Minnedosa. Police attended and both parties denied any injuries; the matter was deemed unfounded. Sept. 2: RCMP responded to a report of theft in the RM of Rosedale. Both parties worked it out and the items stolen were returned to their owner without incident. Police responded to a breach of peace report in Minnedosa. The

complainant was reporting for informational purposes in case things escalated. Police received a complaint of a harassing letter that was received in the RM of North Cypress-Langford. The matter is still under investigation. Sept. 3: RCMP were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover in the RM of Rosedale. There were two occupants in the vehicle, both were uninjured. Speed was determined to be a factor. Police responded to a report of a stolen truck in the Municipality of GlenellaLansdowne; the matter is still under investigation. Police received reports of theft that occurred at cabins in Minnedosa. There was insufficient evidence to proceed further, but Police will be conducting patrols in the area to be on the look out. Sept. 4: RCMP were conducting patrols in Neepawa and came across an assault with weapon in progress. Two people were arrested, charged and released on conditions as a result. Police responded to a report of a suspicious person and vehicle in the RM of Minto-Odanah. Police attended and located the vehicle and didn’t note anything suspicious. Sept. 5: RCMP were dispatched to a combine fire in the RM of Oakview. There were no injuries, but significant damage to the combine. Police responded to a report of a possible impaired driver in Neepawa. Police located and stopped the vehicle and determined the driver was sober. It was suggested to the driver to pull over and take a rest as fatigue was starting to affect

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If you have any information about these crimes or any other crimes, please contact your local RCMP Office or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the Neepawa and Minnedosa RCMP detachments advise they will be limiting front counter services at the detachments until further notice. We request that you contact each detachment at 204-476-7340 (Neepawa) or 204-867-2916 (Minnedosa) to inquire about criminal record checks or to file a report. Leave a message if needed and it will be checked the following business day. Do not leave a message if you require immediate police assistance. You must dial 204-476-7338 (Neepawa), 204-867-2751 (Minnedosa) or 911 to have a police officer respond to you promptly.


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People’s Party of Canada candidate Donnan Mc Ken na remember s vividly the moment that motivated him to throw his figurative hat into the political ring. “I watched in Calgary, police officers assault a boy because he didn’t have a mask on and was skating outside. I was disgusted,” said McKenna. The incident McKenna refers to is a video shared on socia l med ia t hat shows a tense confrontation in Calgary back in December. The incident was between a 21-yearold and Calgary police officers at a community rink. The young man was arrested for obstruction and resisting arrest after allegedly trying to avoid a ticket related to gathering restrictions. McKen na sa id t hat incident was a wake up call for him, in regard to the restrictions related to Canada and COVID-19 and the need for change. “It’s all about control and I blame our politicians and this virus; there is a virus, but there is a worse virus. A political virus and the only way to cure a virus is an election and we need to kick [the current government] out,” McKenna stressed. A varied background While, McKenna can be viewed as a novice to the political game, his wealth of other experiences over the course of his life would appear to make up for it. A retired

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The announcement that Bill 64, also known as the Education Modernization Act, has been scrapped, has been met with universal praise. Bill 64 proposed the elimination of democratically elected school boards for a provincial education authority. It would have also reduced the amount of school divisions from 37 to 15 “regional catchment areas.” Almost immediately after its announcement, Bill 64 had run into widespread opposition. Last week, recently appointed premier Kelvin Goertzen announced five pieces of legislation, including Bill 64, would not move forward in the fall. That decision has been commended on multiple fronts.


Donnan McKenna (with microphone) speaks at a rally held in Neepawa on Tuesday, Sept. 7 and attended by PPC leader Maxime Bernier (seated).

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Rural Municipalit y of Mountain. Recent events, however, made him decide to step forward. Change in Ottawa needed McKenna stated that platform of the People’s Party of Canada, focused upon individual freedoms, caught his attention. He added that it seems as though there has been a complete mismanagement going on in Ottawa, which

has impacted the nation’s economy, safety and unity for far too long. “This is ridiculous and I’m angry at this. But, you know what, anger can motivate you to change things and that’s what I’m going to do. And that’s why I’m following Maxime Bernier, because everything he said resonates, and freedom, freedom of choice, that’s what we need.”

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achieved what many said could not be done,” said Nathan Martindale, vice president of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society. Martindale added in a media release related to the decision that, “What started as a campaign by teachers to push back on the controversial bill turned into a groundswell of opposition that government could no longer ignore.” Focus back on students Beautiful Plains School Division superintendent Jason Young told the Banner & Press that with the Education Modernization Act no longer proceeding, the focus can now be solely on students. “It was a welcome announcement. Really, what it means for us is that it allows us to direct our full attention and time and focus to exactly where it needs to be, and that is our schools and our kids and maintaining some stability during the pandemic and, hopefully, as we come out of the pandemic.”


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1961: Cathcart graduates from Victoria School of Nursing By Casper Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press

110 years ago, Tuesday, September 12, 1911 In 1899, there were 424 names on the provincial voters’ list for the town of Neepawa. The list of the 1911 contains 445, an increase of only 21 in 12 years. This does not look very much like progress, but Neepawa has grown. The explanation is that every qualified person was put on the list in 1899. Now, there are probably 50 qualified electors left off– because they did not make personal application. 100 years ago, Friday, September 9, 1921 Inkerman: Miss L. I. Strath, our former teacher, came back on Tuesday last to take charge of the school until a permanent teacher can be secured. The decline of afterdinner speaking is due to two causes: The orators have too much wind, and the auditors have too little breath. Leaves are falling and there is an autumn odor in the air, which suggests the approach of Kelwood Fair– that great annual district event which brings us into closer communion with nature and the tillers of the soil. 90 years ago, Friday, September 11, 1931 Birnie: The new library has arrived. Readers will please see that it is well read. McCrear y: We have just received intelligence that beaver coats have dropped to $800. Now is the opportunity for everyone to purchase one for the winter. 80 years ago, Friday, September 12, 1941 Hitler has ordered that Leningrad be taken as quickly as possible at any cost. Raids on Axis-conquered Greece and the Island of Crete were announced by R.A.F. Middle East Headquarters recently. Construction work on Neepawa’s new Elementary Flying Training School is well underway with two companies, namely

Assiniboia Engineering Company, Winnipeg and the Bird Construction Co., Winnipeg as contractors, for the runways and fields and wood construction, respectively. Work on the airport commenced a few weeks ago, but the building construction and runways are just getting underway now. The new airport is to be situated two miles west of Neepawa on the north side of No. 4 highway, and the south side of the correction line.

70 years ago, Thursday, September 13, 1951 Carberry: The News Expresslastweekannounced that the municipal council at Carberry decided to ask the provincial government to retain rent controls there. After considerable discussion, the council voted in favor of making the request, the paper stated. Franklin: Miss Norma Freeman is attend ing Neepawa Collegiate. Noah Webster began writing the dictionary in 1807 and finished in 1828. 60 years ago, Tuesday, September 12, 1961 Elaine Cathcart received the award for proficiency in bedside nursing when she graduated from the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing in Winnipeg Sept. 5. Born and educated in Neepawa, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Cathcart. 50 years ago, Thursday, September 9, 1971 Neepawa Centennial Complex Fund reached $36,735.81 on Tuesday of this week. The canvass of the businesses is expected to be completed by Friday. A crew of workmen from Griffith Drilling Co., of Lac du Bonnet, arrived here on the weekend and began preparations for the erection of a drilling rig approximately one quarter mile west of the buildings on the George Pollock farm, about four miles east of Neepawa… Exploration work is being carried out by Neepawa Mines Ltd., with head office based in Vancouver. The local fire brigade was

called out Friday afternoon to a fire at the Joe Dengate farm, which broke out in, or near, some small storage sheds and farm workshop. It is thought to have been started by lightning. Kelwood: Over 10 0 guests signed the guest book at the 50th wedding anniversary celebration held in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Innes at their home on Aug. 14. Glenella: Ninety-two candles! A lot to blow out at one time, but it wasn’t a problem for Charles Ludman, long-time resident of Glenella. Mr. Ludman blew out the candles as he observed his 92nd birthday on July 30 at a surprise party held at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and MRs. Ed Secley, of Dauphin. 40 years ago, Thursday, October 15, 1981 Tw o television companies will be bidding on McCreary for pay TV rights, at hearings set for Nov. 3 in Winnipeg. Westman Media Cooperative, of Brandon, and Super-Vu TV Ltd., of Riverton, Man. have both applied to the Canadian R ad io -Telev ision a nd Te l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s Commission (CRTC) for the rights to broadcast three English language channels in the McCreary area. We s t m a n Me d i a C -operat ive Ltd. is proposing to broadcast three stations, Vancouver, Edmonton and Hamilton from a Canadian satellite to 10 locations in Western Manitoba. The locations include M c C r e a r y, E l k h o r n , Er ick son, Glenboro, Hamiota, Minitonas, Pilot Mound, Rossburn, Shoal Lake and Winnipegosis.

30 years ago, Monday, September 9, 1991 The Council of the Vi l lage of McCrea r y would like at this time to invite all interested people to come out to an open house with cof fee and doughnuts served in the new [Village Municipal Office Complex]. S h a n e H n i d y, o f Neepawa, played last year with the Yellowhead Chiefs AAA Midget hockey

team and as a result of his performance, there was signed up by the Swift Current Broncos. The Broncos, a Western Canada Junior Hockey club, invited Hnidy to their rookie camp and subsequently asked him to their main training camp… He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hnidy, of Neepawa. 20 years ago, Monday, September 10, 2001 Despite protests from areas residents, the town will go ahead with plans to turn a portion of Mountain Ave. south of the highway into a one-way street for southbound traffic. The move will pave the way for installation of signal lights at the corner of Mountain Ave. and Main Street (Highway 16). While area residents, including Nick Fedorowich and Dorothy Brown said lights are needed, they questioned the need to turn a one-block area south of Main Street into one-lane traffic.


Pictured is Elaine Cathcart, who graduated from the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing in 1961.



New owners take over PC leadership candidate comes Herbs for Health to Neepawa By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press A long-running business in Neepawa has officially changed hands. Herbs for Health, a health supplement store, has been sold by former owners Janet Husak and Karen Burton to locals Ernie and Emma Waldner. The Waldners are the third pair to own the business, with Elizabeth and Argyle Sneesby opening the shop in 1990, selling to Husak and Burton in 2014. The Waldners officially took possession of the business last week on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Ernie Waldner noted that work towards a deal had been ongoing for a few months, with the owners coming to an agreement a couple weeks ago. Waldner owns and operates Neepawa Tax & Bookkeeping, which is located next door to Herbs for Health, so he noted that the location will be convenient for him to be able to keep an eye on things at both businesses. His wife had been running a housecleaning business for the past few years and he noted that now felt like a good time to move on. “We’ve always been interested in health supplements, health business, we’re fairly well versed


As of Sept. 1, Emma and Ernie Waldner are officially the new owners of Herbs for Health in Neepawa.

with it. So we decided to give it a shot,” he expressed. The business itself won’t see a lot of changes right away, but Waldner noted that they plan to add to it in the near future. “We’ll be carrying at least everything they had and I want to expand lines,” he said. “And as every business has, we need to grow. So my future plan, as soon as possible, as soon as finances allow, is to create a website and have people buy from the

website,” he added, stating that with COVID-19 closures and some people being uncomfortable shopping in-store, he wants to give customers the option to shop from home. The new owners will also do some reorganizing and rearranging in the store to make space for more products and set up a Facebook page to promote the business once they’re more established in it. Waldner said that the

store will remain open during the transition, however, they’re not quite fully operational, as of the time of the interview. “The door is open. But we don’t have a debit machine, credit machine yet, I still need to set up merchant accounts. I almost have the till programmed how I want it, so we can start using the till soon. So if stragglers come in, you know people off the street, we’ll find what they want, we’re not familiar yet where everything is, so they’ll have to be patient with us. It might take a while to actually know what we have and what we need to order,” he explained. He added that within the next couple weeks, they will be more settled in and familiar with the business. Being local business owners, the Waldners will be focusing on keeping their store as locally centred as possible. “We’ll buy local as much as we can,” Waldner stated. “We’ll buy Manitoba first, as much as absolutely possible. We’ll buy Canadian products. We’ll stay away from American products as much as we can, but when people need it they need it,” he added. “But first and foremost, it will be Manitoba, Canadian products and local, if possible.”


Progressive Conservative Party leadership candidate Heather Stefanson (pictured) made a stop in Neepawa at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 7. The meet and greet was held by Stefanson, accompanied by Agassiz MLA Eileen Clarke. Stefanson has roots in Winnipeg, but emphasized that she has and is making efforts to branch out and that she feels that better communication and collaboration between all levels of government can be achieved. Her stop in Neepawa was one of those efforts. Topics inquired after and discussed were Bill 64, affordable housing, the impact of COVID-19 on small and medium sized businesses, the nursing staff shortage, Neepawa’s need for a new hospital and the all-time low of PC party memberships. Stefanson noted that Bill 64 was an item she was going to do away with if she was elected Premier, due to the feedback she had gathered from families in the province previously. However, acting Premier Kelvin Goertzen has taken care of the bill.


Maxime Bernier visits Neepawa for campaign stop

Justin O’Toole? Bernier also took aim at federal Conservative leader Erin O’Toole, indicating that much of his messaging this election mirrors the Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. “O’Toole [ has] f lipf lopped on everything. On the carbon tax, he said he would not impose one and now, he’s like Trudeau. He’d impose one. [O’Toole] flopped on balancing the budget,” Bernier said. “What he is saying to Canadians is the same thing that Justin Trudeau said a couple of years ago. The budget balances itself. We know it’s not happen-

ing. So, Trudeau, O’Toole, Jagmeet [Singh], they’re all the same. I’ll call them the LIB-CON Party, under one leader, Justin O’Toole.” Words as weapons Bernier has not been offered a spot in any of the federal debates, due to the PPC not reaching the required criteria put in place for participation. He said because of that, as well as the mainstream media ignoring his campaign, it’s important to take the PPC message directly to the people. In 2019, the PPC ran a candidate in every single riding throughout Canada, but was unable to win a seat, including Bernier, who lost his own Quebec riding. He concluded his remarks in Neepawa by stating that he believes that this time, his candidates can win and encouraged the crowd to become active on social media. “What I’m asking you today, don’t be shy. Stand up, speak out, use your words as your weapons and try to find 10 people that don’t know that the PPC is there. They don’t know that. Because the mainstream media doesn’t want them to know.” In Bernier’s previous visit to Manitoba back in June,


(Top picture) Maxime Bernier speaks in Neepawa on Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Bottom left and right) Bernier takes photos with some of the assembled supporters at the rally.

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Kerkowich wins fourth Rosebowl Golf Championship

Finau Flight First place - Danny Guillas; Second place - Len Kuharsk i; Consolation winner - James Cameron; Consolation runner up Jeff Ejercito.

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Speith Flight First place - Shawn Fletcher; Second place Reg Delaloye; Consolation winner - Jim White; Consolation runner up - Phil Salmon. Flights are listed in no particular order. Every flight is grouped by handicap.


Landon Cameron of the Neepawa Golf & Country Club presents Mark Kerkowich with the Rosebowl trophy, after winning the 2021 edition of the match-play style tournament.

Championship Flight First place - Mark Kerkowich; Second place Kolby Day; Consolation winner - Grant Jacobsen; Consolation runner up Brett McNabb. Ancer Flight First place - Michael Coutts; Second place Ben Rainka; Consolation winner - Faroll Asham; Consolation runner up Shane Jury. Thomas Flight First place - Derrick Kerkowich; Second place Marc Giroux; Consolation winner - Rodney White; Consolation runner up Matt Saler.   Morikawa Flight First place - Devon Fordyce; Second place - Brad

McConnell; Consolation winner - Kris Jacobsen; Consolation runner up Brady Potter. Johnson Flight First place - Brady Racette; Second place Paul Richard; Consolation winner - Sheldon Roulette; Consolation runner up Patrick Roulette. Schauffele Flight First place - Drake Zimmerman; Second place Greg Hockin; Consolation winner - Cam Tibbett; Consolation runner up Braden Gillies. Dechambeau Flight First place - Rob Hartle; Second place - Jason Hartle; Consolation winner - Grant Babcock; Consolation runner up - Mike Wilson.

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For the fourth time in the last eight years, Mark Kerkowich has claimed top spot in Neepawa Golf and Country Club’s (NGCC) annual Rosebowl tournament. Kerkowich was able to hold off the challenge of Kolby Day on the third and final day of the match-play tournament on Monday, Sept. 6. His previous Rosebowl wins were in 2014, 2015 and 2017. After the event, Kerkowich told to the Banner & Press that while he wasn’t completely happy with his putting on the final day, the rest of his game was able to keep him in contention. “I felt I played well throughout the weekend, though today, I didn’t make a lot of putts. [The final day] was a bit nerve racking, I hadn’t felt nerves like that for five or six years. It was nice, though, to settle and to end up winning another one,” said Kerkowich. “Fortunately, I was pretty good off the tees today and the irons were working for me. That made up for just not making some of those putts out there. Settled in, as the day progressed and starting tapping in some par putts. Luckily, that was good enough. It was a great match with Kolby Day and I’m happy with how things progressed and just being able to come away with the win.” Along with Kerkowich and Day, in the championship flight were Grant Jacobsen, who was the consolation winner and consolation runner-up, Brett McNabb. This year was the 59th edition of the Rosebowl Tournament. This competition has established itself as one of the most prestigious events on the western Manitoba golf calendar and consistently attracts the province’s premier players. It uses the match play scoring system, which consists of individual holes won, halved or lost. On each hole, the most that can be gained is one point.

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The roster for the Neepawa Titans continues to take shape for the upcoming MJHL season. The team announced on Wednesday, Sept. 8, via social media that it has traded forward Cameron Hibbert to the Selkirk Steelers for fourth and fifth round picks in 2022. The 17-year-old played nine games for Neepawa during the shortened 20202021 regular season, accumulating four points (1 goal - 3 assists).


17-year-old forward Cameron Hibbert has been traded to the Selkirk Steelers.

MJHL Season Preview: Neepawa Titans By Dave Anthony MJHL Release What a great job by the brain trust in Neepawa over the off-season, selecting a new name and logo, totally revamping the look and feel. Absolutely knocked it out of the park. It just feels like there could be something special in Neepawa this year. The Titans need someone to step up, grab the crease and become the backbone of this team throughout the year. If teams walk into the Yellowhead Centre thinking it’s “point night”, they’re gonna be met with a hard smack and may be limping out having surrendered two points. Q & A with Titans Head Coach & General Manager, Ken Pearson. Question: Which team are you most looking forward to developing/continuing a rivalry with? Answer: I think with the focus on four block games vs teams in division for most Don’t shut us out! Send us results from your games so we can keep everyone up to date on our local teams!

of the season once again, new rivalries will begin. So it is tough to say, maybe Wayway. Q: What kind of team can fans expect? A: We will be a hard working team, and will give an honest effort each and every night. Q: Which returning player should fans be really excited to see A: Austin Clyne Q: Is there a new player that fans will come to love? A: Emerik Demers Q: What are you most looking forward to about this upcoming season? A: I think just getting back playing is the thing I am most excited about, interacting with the players and seeing how much growth there has been as a person and a player. Q: Which visiting arena are you most looking forward to playing in again? A: Virden, always a nice temperature in that rink!

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Heading into training camp for the Neepawa Titans, there were a few questions that needed to be answered in regard to the team’s roster for the upcoming MJHL season. By the end of the camp, some of those questions have definitely been answered, while a few others will likely remain unsolved until the end of the pre-season schedule. Titans head coach and general manager Ken Perason said he and the rest of the coaching and scouting staff, were happy with the energy and effort they saw from the players out on the ice. “We had a very solid training camp. The players came into the weekend ready to go and were looking to showcase themselves. After the long lay-off [of the 2020-21 hockey season, due to COVID restrictions), the amount of effort and intensity that was out there, it was good to see,” noted Pearson. “The players, I thought, did a good job with their off-season training, considering the restrictions we all had to deal with.” The junior “A” club wrapped up its annual fall camp on Sunday, Sept. 5 and will moved forward into the preseason with 32 players. The roster for the pre-season will include three goaltenders, with a fourth to be added shortly after clearing the Province’s COVID-19 protocol, 11 defensive players and 18 forwards. The players will each play in at least, two games. This year’s exhibition schedule will see Neepawa play all four of its games between Sept. 7 and Sept. 11. Pearson said the coaching staff will have to use this short amount of time to try

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Neepawa Titans regular season home games Sept. 17 & 25 at 7:30 vs Dauphin October 2 & 8 at 7:30 vs Virden


The Neepawa Titans played their first pre-season game on Tuesday, Sept. 7 against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines. In their first match-up of the 2020-21 season, the Titans lost by the score of 3-2.

out a few different roster combinations with a mix of rookies and returning veterans. The f irst exhibit ion match-up for Neepawa took place on Tuesday, Sept. 7 against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines. In that first match-up, of the 2020-

21 season, Neepawa lost by the score of 3-2. Exhibition road games to Waywayseecappo and Portage la Prairie took place after the Banner & Press publication deadline and distribution. The final pre-season will conclude for Neepawa on Saturday, Sept. 11, when

they host the Portage Terriers. As for the beginning of the regular season, the Titans will have their home opener on Friday, Sept. 17 versus the Dauphin Kings. Start time is scheduled for 7:30 pm at the Yellowhead Arena.

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• The Wings to War memorial on the west side of the Carberry Plains Museum will be officially opened Saturday, Sept. 11 at 1:00 pm. The Fire Hall will be used in case of inclement weather. Among the special guests will be Eileen Clarke, MLA and Dan Mazier, MP. Some other guests include the Shilo Base Commander, a 102-yearold veteran from Winnipeg who used to be a mechanic at Carberry Base #33, and a young piper from Neepawa. Weather permitting, a pair of war time training planes, a Tiger Moth and a Cornell, will circle the town about 30 minutes prior to the official opening. The Legion is unable to host the reception after the official opening due to COVID-19 regulations, so it will be held in the Fire Hall. There will also be a musical interlude featuring some war time songs. • “Between 500 and 1,000 people came out to support the Carberry Agricultural Family Fun Days Aug. 27 and 28,” stated Ag Society president, Alan Christison. Six chuckwagon heats and four chariot heats were run. Twenty-five local businesses sponsored the event and the kids’ events were free. The Carberry Elks Club ran the concession, and the Royals baseball team operated a small beer garden. Christison said they “had been working on the track all week and hoped they could hold the Agricultural Fair in July 2022.” Special thanks to the last-minute volunteers. • Carberry Communities in Bloom Yard of the Week went to Presley and Aimee Smith on Laverne Avenue. • A tip of the fedora to Troy Graham and Geoff Davison, who were Carberry Men’s Golf League handicap winners. •Carberry Sandhills Golf Club Championship winners were as follows:


MLA Eileen Clarke, who will be a special guest at the opening of the Wings to War memorial on Sept. 11.

Men’s, Matt Letkeman; Ladies’, Becky Birch; Senior Men’s, Dale Rowley; Senior Ladies’, Tammy Murray; and Junior’s, Kylan Aitken. •Lindsay Michiels, local recreation director for the last 18 months, has resigned as of Sept. 3 and will move to St. Catherines, ON for future employment. •The Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame golf tournament at the Neepawa Golf Club Friday, Aug. 27 was a big success. Last year’s event was postponed due to COVID-19 and only a late rain dampened enthusiasm this year. Dan Giesbrecht (Winkler), association president, was

very pleased with the whole day, which concluded with a delicious roast beef supper and plenty of prizes. He stated, “The atmosphere and friendships were great. The golf course was in super shape and general manager, Landon Cameron, had everything well-organized.” “I really enjoy baseball and our opportunity to host was a real challenge,” said Cameron. Don Schmall, association secretary, said, “The tournament was a financial success. Over 100 golfers participated and nine Neepawa foursomes were registered.” Pat Angers’ family team topped the tournament, while Greg Cameron’s Boissevain foursome was runner-up. Don Schmall’s squad was a close third. Special thanks to superintendent, Mark Kerkowich, for his cooperation. • In the final week of Pembina Hills U13 baseball, coach Chris Unrau’s squad lost to Carillon 15-5 and beat Interlake 10-4 Aug. 27. In play-offs Aug. 29, they came up big, winning a double header 17-13 over Carillon and 11-10 over Interlake. Against Interlake, Owen Unrau doubled home Kayden Biehn with the tying run and scored the winner. Biehn was also the winning pitcher. Due to a run differential, however, Carillon won their pool and advanced to the finals in Winnipeg Aug. 30 and took the league championship. Congratulations to the five area players, Tucker Forbes, Austin Dubyts, Max Janz, Kayden Biehn, Owen Unrau and coach Unrau. •Girls’ hockey got a huge boost when Team Canada won the World Women’s Ice Hockey Championship in Calgary with a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory over the United States. One of Canada’s three rookie defensemen was Ashton Bell, from Deloraine. Also playing were rookie goalie Kristen Campbell and veteran defenceman Jocelyn Laroque.

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Obituary Glenda Ann Campbell

It is with sadness, but tremendous appreciation of a life well lived, that we announce the passing of Glenda Ann Campbell (nee Armit). Glenda passed away on Thursday, August 19th, 2021, at the age of 79, in the presence of family at the Dr. Gendreau Personal Care Home in Ste. Rose du Lac. Glenda had only recently taken up residence there, as she was able to live independently with her dog and companion, Angel, in her home in Alonsa, Manitoba, where she lived much of her life. She was able to accomplish this with the help of her daughter, Karla, as well as a great team of community health care professionals. Glenda was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba Oct. 17th, 1941, to parents Robert and Christina (nee Sellman), and had three siblings, Janice, Wayne and Beatrice. She lived much of her life in the Alonsa/ Kinosota area, and married her husband, Glen. Together they had two children, Karla and Jody. As a family, the Campbells spent much of their lives living between Red Cliff, Alberta and Alonsa, Manitoba. Glenda supported her husband Glen, as he was a hard-working man with many talents, and was able to find work in many areas around the country. They spent a lot of time living an extremely adventurous life, moving to new places for work, and spent time in Kitimat, BC. Glenda herself was an extremely talented artist: her many mediums included quilting, crocheting, sewing, beading and painting. She created custom crocheted Indigenous traditional dolls as well as bed sets and Christmas ornaments. Glenda also had many friends and extended family that she spent much of her time with, camping at Margaret Bruce Beach or at Horse Bluff in Kinosota. She sang with her husband and other family, and really loved to just sit and visit and be around others. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunty to many, cousin and good friend. She is survived by her children, Jody and his wife Yvonne, and Karla Campbell and her partner Darcy, her grandsons Josh and Ben Swain, her sisters Janice and Beatrice, her brother Wayne, countless nieces and nephews, and her loving pup, Angel. A celebration of Glenda’s life will be held sometime in the summer of 2022, when a gathering of family and friends can be more easily accommodated, and those wishing to attend will be able to do so and will be notified via social media and other means. "Come take my hand and walk through this world with me" Sneath-Strilchuk -McCreary Chapel 204-835-2004 •

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1883-1993 framed Beautiful Plains County Court Building centennial plate. Very nice condition. $20 Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204476-6214. _____________________ 2 inch tie down strap. Hope somebody can use it, only have one. $5 Located in downtown Neepawa at the Hamilton Street Emporium at 243 Hamilton Street. Call or text 204-476-6214

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Original vintage watercolor and ink. Rue St. Paul, Montreal. By artist LAZO. 19.5X15 inches, $10 Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204476-6214. _____________________ Quite rare toy Remo Bulldog tank, not complete but priced well under on-line asking prices. $25 Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204476-6214. _____________________ Skil saw, works. Located at 243 Hamilton Street in downtown Neepawa. Call or text 204-476-6214. _____________________ Two Black and Decker jig saw. Need repairs. $5 for both. Located at 243 Hamilton Street in downtown Neepawa. Call or text 204476-6214. _____________________ Very nice end table with plate glass top. 13 inches x 23 inches x 18 inches high. Our antiques and collectibles advisor says it is worth $80$120 but we are willing to sell it for $60. Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204476-6214. _____________________ 8 x 10 inch Catelleya orchid print by Rochelle Salzer. No longer available from artist on-line. Very colourful picture. $20. Call or text 204-476-6214. Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street, the Hamilton Street Emporium. _____________________ About 12 safety vests in good to excellent condition. Three are CPR. Most are in excellent condition. $10 each. Oops! Wife says that’s too high. Ok-$5 choice. Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204476-6214.



Thank You The family of Betty Buchanan is grateful for all of our family and friends, for your thoughts, prayers, visits, cards, flowers and donations in the passing of our sister and aunt. Thank you to everyone who attended her service on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. Thank you to each one that arranged and participated in the meaningful celebration of life for Betty. Thank you to Brian James and staff of White’s Funeral Home for your care and help in the funeral arrangements. Thank you to Margaret Fehr and Beth MacDonald in preparing and serving the lunch. A special thank you to all the staff of McCreary Personal Care Home, Country Meadows Personal Care Home and Neepawa Hospital for the loving care given to Betty. ~ The Family




Obituary Betty Mae Buchanan November 30, 1927 – August 29, 2021

Betty passed away at the Country Meadows Personal Care Home on August 29, 2021, at the age of 93. She was born on November 30, 1927 to Herbert and Verna Howard, of Kenora, ON. Betty and her twin sister Muriel were the second oldest of a family of eight children. The family moved to the Riding Mountain area in Manitoba when she was about three years old. It was there she took her schooling. After receiving her education, she continued on, doing housework for many neighbours. Betty’s friendship with her husband to be, Bert Buchanan, started by attending a fair on July 1st in Neepawa. Betty and Bert were married November 4th, 1947. They lived and farmed on the Buchanan family farm just north of Neepawa until 1979, when they retired and moved to Neepawa. Betty loved to cook, bake, garden, crochet and quilt. She loved music, especially when the family would gather together and sing the old songs. When she made her home at Elks Manor, she enjoyed the many friendships that she made and the activities. Betty did not have children of her own, so her many nieces and nephews became her family. She was always interested in their activities and enjoyed their visits. Betty is survived by her sisters Doreen Hildebrandt and Hazel Watson; her brother Ernest Howard; brotherin-law Dudley Ford; many nieces and nephews; family of Wilf Smith; and friends. Betty was predeceased by husband Bert; her brother Stanley Howard and wife Mea; and sisters Ardell Ford, Katherine Huband and husband Jack; and Muriel Taylor and her husbands Carman Lindsay and Foss Taylor; brothers-in-law Harry Watson, John Hildebrandt, sisterin-law Doreen Howard and Ann Bradshaw and her husband Charles; niece Karen Martinsen and nephews Darwyn Hildebrandt and Wayne Lindsay. A private family service was held on Friday, September 3rd, 2021 at Calvary Chapel, Neepawa, MB and interment followed at Riverside Cemetery.

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Obituary Catherine Anne Therese Tardiff (nee Boucher) of Polonia, Manitoba passed away with her family by her side on August 28, 2021 at Neepawa Hospital at the age of 66. Cathy was born on March 9, 1955 in Pickle Crow, Ontario to Joseph and Rosa Boucher. In 1973, she married the love of her life, Danny Tardiff of Ignace, Ontario. In 1980, they moved to the farm in Polonia, where they raised their 3 children. Cathy enjoyed camping, quilting, crocheting, gardening, baking and spending time with her family. She was an active member of the Polonia Community Hall, as well as the Catholic Women’s League in Minnedosa. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Rosa, her brother Larry, her mother and father-in-law Alidor and Helene, her brother-in-law Leonard and sisters-in-law Lea and Louise. She leaves behind her loving husband Danny and her brother Art (Darlene). Children: Daniel (Monika), Charlene (Scott), Tamara (Jamie). Grandchildren: Dylan, Cole, Alysa (Taylor), Blaine (Amanda), Lauren, Brandt, Hayden, Amy & Kristin. Great granddaughter: Elise. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, various friends and relatives. The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and staff at the Neepawa Hospital, Palliative Care and Cancer Care for the kindness and compassion offered to Cathy during her illness. Donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg MB, R3E 0V9.

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Public Notice is hereby given that the 2022 Assessment Roll for the Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah has been delivered to the Municipal Office at 49 Main Street, Minnedosa, MB. and is open for inspection during regular business hours. Applications for revision may be made in accordance with sections 42 & 43 of the Municipal Assessment Act. APPLICATION FOR REVISION 42(1) A person in whose name property has been assessed, a mortgagee in possession of property under section 114(1) of The Real Property Act, an occupier of premises who is required under the terms of a lease to pay the taxes on the property, the authorized agent of the person, mortgagee or occupier, or the assessor may make application for the revision of an assessment roll with respect to the following matters: a) liability to taxation; b) amount of an assessed value; c) classification of property; d) a refusal by an assessor to amend the assessment roll under subsection 13(2) APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 43(1) An application for revision must: a) be made in writing; b) set out the roll number and legal description of the assessable property for which a revision is sought; c) set out which of the matters referred to in subsection 42(1) are at issue, and the grounds for each of those matters; and d) be filed by i) delivering it or causing it to be delivered to the office indicated in the public notice given under subsection 41(2), or ii) serving it upon the secretary, at least 15 days before the scheduled sitting date of the board as indicated in the public notice. The Board of Revision will sit on October 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the council chambers of the Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah to hear applications. Application for revision or complaints must be received by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 28, 2021, delivered or mailed to: Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah 49 Main Street Box 1197 Minnedosa, Manitoba R0J 1E0 Aaren Robertson – Secretary


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APPLICATION FOR REVISON: 42(1) A person whose name property has been assessed, a mortgage in possession of property under section 114(1) of The Real Property Act, an occupier of premises who is required under the terms of a lease to pay the taxes on the property, the authorized agent of the person, mortgagee or occupier, or the assessor may make application (fillable form on (Click on Municipal\Tax Information\Board of Revision) for the revision assessment roll with respect to: A) Liability to taxation; B) Amount of an assessed value; C) Classification of property; or D) A refusal by an assessor to amend the assessment roll under subsection13(2) APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 43(1) An application for revision must A) Be made in writing (visit for fillable form) B) Set out the roll number and legal description of the assessable property for which a revision is sought; C) Set out which of the matters referred to in subsection 42(1) are at issue, and the grounds for each of those matters; and D) Be filed by (i) Delivering it or causing it to be delivered to the office indicated above, or (ii) Serving it upon the secretary, at least 15 days before the scheduled sitting date of the board as indicated in the public notice Applications sent electronically must confirm appeal received by municipal office. FEES A minimum filing fee of $50.00 must accompany your application form (on website) with an additional fee of $10.00 for each $50,000 of assessed value of the property to a maximum of $300. The filing fee is refundable in the case where an appeal is reached prior to the Board of Revision sitting. The filing fees are non-refundable if a decision cannot be made at the Council level and the property owner chooses to file an appeal to the Municipal Board.

PRODUCTION OPERATOR Manitoba Starch Products is the only manufacturer of food-grade potato starch in Canada. Our growing, state of the art processing facility is located near Carberry, MB, in the heart of Canada and surrounded by western Canadian potato production. We are currently seeking full-time Production Operators to join our team for work in our plant that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. The successful applicants will work on a rotating schedule which includes 10 and 12 hour day and night shifts. The successful candidate will possess: • the ability to work 10 and 12 hour shifts on a 24 hour, 7 day per week rotating schedule • the ability to work alone on night and weekend shifts • the ability to lift and carry up to 25kgs, walk and stand on concrete for long periods of time (with breaks), and be comfortable with heights • the ability to work in varying temperatures • the ability to consistently maintain a clean work area • a strong work ethic with the ability to maintain an excellent attendance record • strong problem-solving skills with keen attention to detail • a positive, collaborative attitude and approach to work • strong computer skills • mechanical aptitude • previous manufacturing experience

Applications are currently being accepted for the full time position of Administrative Assistant. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and committed to the goals and objectives of the organization. Qualifications: - Post-secondary education in Business Administration is preferred however a combination of education and experience will be considered. Skills: - Ability to work positively with the Administrative team - Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook & Internet applications - Excellent keyboarding - Effective verbal and written communication - Ability to multi-task This position is subject to a Criminal Records Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. Please submit your resume by September 24, 2021 to: Human Resources Director Box 1149 Neepawa, MB, R0J 1H0 Fax: 204-476-8849 Email:

We offer competitive wages ($18.50/hr to start) and employees are eligible for our benefits package after successful completion of the requisite probationary period.

Prior to filing a complaint against the liability to taxation, amount of an assessed value, or classification of property, you are encouraged to discuss the matter with the Provincial Municipal Assessment Branch; phone 204-239-3320.

Qualified candidates can apply by emailing a current resume and cover letter to the attention of Brent McMillan at by September 17, 2021.

Dated this 3rd day of September, 2021.

We thank all that apply. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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Spraying experience is considered an asset but not required. Training available for fall with possibility of returning for summer 2022. Applicants must posess a minimum Class 3 w/Air Driver’s License. Length of employment: Fall Season Must provide a valid Driver’s Abstract dated within 30 days. At Co-op, we embrace diversity and inclusion, and we’re working to create a workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve. We support and provide an environment that allows all to bring their whole selves to work. Apply online at or contact us at for more information or Fill out an application at either Agro locations or mail to: Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op Box 879, Neepawa, MB. R0J 1H0

Applicants must currently live in Canada, be legally eligible to work in Canada, and be able to speak, read, and write in English fluently.

The Board of Revision will sit at the WestLake-Gladstone Municipal Office on October 20th, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. to hear applications. The final date on which applications must be received by the Secretary of the Board is October 4th, 2021 between regular office hours (8:30 am- 4:30 pm)

Coralie Smith, CMMA Chief Administrative Officer Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone Box 150 Gladstone, MB R0J 0T0

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Touchwood Park Association Inc. (Neepawa) is a Non-Profit Organization with a Mandate to Provide Services to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Casual Housekeeping Aide We invite all interested applicants to submit applications, including résumé and references to: Care Team Manager: Attention: Rosily Kochuvareed Dr. Gendreau P.C.H. P.O. Box 420, Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba R0L 1S0 Phone: (204) 447-4370 or (204) 447-4372 FAX: (204) 629-3456 E-mail:

MUNICIPALITY OF WESTLAKE-GLADSTONE Public notice is hereby given that the 2022 Assessment Roll for the Municipality of WestLakeGladstone will be delivered to the Municipal Office at 14 Dennis Street E, Gladstone, Manitoba, on or before September 15th, 2021 and will be open for public inspection during regular business hours. Applications for revision may be in accordance with sections 42 and 43 of the Assessment Act:


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Letter: Senior pensions being cut Early in July, we got a letter stating we would be getting a payment of $500, as one of the old age security recipients who would turn over the age of 75 as of June 2022. This payment was to be sent during the week of Aug. 16, 2021. On the surface, $500 looks not bad, but why not to all pensioners!? What happens to those 65 to 75 years of age?


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others have received the cut back of a supplement and how it has affected them. Perhaps our Prime Minister needs to go if this is the kind of tactic he intends to use! Caring for our seniors? I don’t think so! Ms. Bernice Campbell Brookdale, MB




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Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa Green Party candidate Shirley Lambrecht.

to-repair one’s own equipment have been raised,” said Lambrecht. Lambrecht added that she hopes voters have seen the evolution of the party beyond environmentalism,

and review their platform on reconciliation with our indigenous, affordable housing, and comprehensive health and wellness, as a viable option this election.

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The message of the Green Party of Canada has always been strongly tied to the promotion of green policy, specifically environmentalism. Considering the historically negative environmental issues the Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa riding dealt with this year, Shirley Lambrecht is optimistic more people are ready to hear that messaging. Lambrecht is the party’s candidate within the constituency for the upcoming election. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Lambrecht’s family roots in Canada actually trace back to the arrival of settlers back in 1640. She noted that she feels some guilt over her family’s connections to settling Canada and its impact on the first nation community, adding, “If I cannot consider myself part of the solution, I am part of the problem. We need to walk courageously, and sometimes painfully, through the Reconciliation process alongside our indigenous family, heal from our past, and move forward in new relationship. As Greens, we are fully committed to walking this path.” While speaking with voters across the riding, Lambrecht noted that people have been very gracious, friendly and helpful. As for what most concerns them, the environment and its impact upon their livelihoods has been a huge talking point. “In particular, many in the agricultural sector are concerned about their livelihoods. In the spring, many were concerned about whether there would be sufficient subsoil moisture to plant their crops. With the hot, dry conditions, the yields are lower, crops are shelling in the field.  The fires are a concern to many, both from the destruction caused as well as the respiratory issues caused by breathing smoke-filled air. This is a concern shared across western Canada.  Specific issues such as right-


Kelsey Wilson (centre), member of Neepawa Tourism, presented a cheque to Neepawa councilors Darren Pudlo (left) and Jason Nadeau to be used for the upgrades to the Neepawa pool. Proceeds from the Riverbend Market, held at the end of July, funded the donation of $4,562.

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Margaret Laurence Home planning craft sale By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press A local literary destination is planning a new fundraiser next month. The Margaret Laurence Home (MLH) in Neepawa is currently organizing a fall craft sale for Saturday, Oct. 2 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Neepawa Legion. Brenda Ferguson, administrator at MLH, noted that this is a new venture for the organization. “This is the first craft sale we have done. Previously, the Margaret Laurence Committee successfully held an Antique & Collectibles Sale on the Lily Festival weekend, but not for a number of years now. That sale helped with the ongoing maintenance of the home and we are looking for new ways to raise funds to assist with those costs,” she explained. “The monies raised from the sale will help with ongoing maintenance of the home. The roof is our immediate need, but with an old house, there is often something that needs attention.” Currently, there have been 10 vendors formally apply for a space, but Ferguson noted that they’ve heard from a few others as well. She said that they’re hoping to get at least 18 vendors, so even though the deadline to apply was Sept. 9, the committee may accept some vendors after the deadline, if space allows.

“Simply email the House at mlaurencehome@gmail. com and an application will be emailed to you. If you don’t have email, give us a call and we will get one to you,” she added. In addition to vendors, the committee is also looking for volunteers to help with the event. “If you have a couple of hours to spare and wish to volunteer, please leave a message at the House at 204476-3612,” Ferguson noted. “We will need help with taking admission, selling raffle tickets and help in the kitchen. The Margaret Laurence Home is now closed for the season, but the messages will be checked regularly.”

Closed, but still active While MLH is no longer open regular hours until next summer, Ferguson noted that they are still trying to keep the Home active in the community. Not only are they currently organizing their craft sale, but a Christmas event is in the works for November, Ferguson revealed. “Details are still being worked on, but the plan is to decorate a few local homes for Christmas and offer tours through those homes, with coffee and dessert being served at the Margaret Laurence Home. If you make Christmas decorations or Christmas crafts, please contact us, as you may be able to participate in the event,” she stated.

She added that individuals and groups are welcome to use the space at the Margaret Laurence Home during the off season as well. From a meeting space for book clubs, to a quiet place to work on a novel, to a hub for researching the famous Canadian author, Ferguson noted that anyone interested in making use of the Home can get in contact via the same email or phone number mentioned above.


The Margaret Laurence Home in Neepawa is now closed for the season. Events are being planned for the off-season, however.

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