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‘Thank you for putting your trust in me once again’ Dan Mazier re-elected in Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa riding


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Dan Mazier has won his re-election bid for M.P. in the Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa federal riding.

By Eoin Devereux

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Dan Mazier will once again represent the Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa electoral riding in Ottawa. The Conservative Party candidate and incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) claimed victory on Monday, Sept. 20 with 22,221 votes. That amounts to a solid 59 per cent of the total ballots

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cast within the constituency. Arthur Holroyd, the NDP candidate, finished in second with 5,524 votes, while Kevin Carlson of the Liberal Party was third with 4,649 total votes. Other candidates in the riding included Donnan McKenna of the People’s Party (3,965 votes), the Green Party’s Shirley Lambrecht (816 votes) and Lori Falloon-Austin of the Maverick Party (380 votes).

As for the national numbers, as of the Banner & Press publication deadline, Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada will form a minority government with 158 ridings, a gain of three seats compared to their status just before the election call. The Conservatives, meanwhile, will make up the official opposition, having won 119 seats in parliament. Continued on Page A7

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The message of optimism and determination from Terry Fox during the initial Marathon of Hope still resonates greatly with a lot of Canadians, well over 40 years later. That positive message was once again on full display in Neepawa on Sunday, Sept. 19 for the annual Terry Fox Run. A large crowd of supporters laced up their sneakers for the organization’s first large scale in-person fundraiser since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. All proper protocols, however, remained in place, with participants doing their part. Event organizer Dr. Kelly Krzyzaniak said after last year’s more structured and spaced out version for the run, it’s nice to return to a day that feels a little more normal.

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The participants in the 2021 Terry Fox Run in Neepawa.

“It feels good to be here today, and to have such a great turnout. Last year, we did the run, but it was not a mass start, but people still came and participated. It was more spread out in their arrival times, but they still wanted to have the experience,” noted Dr. Krzyzaniak. “Seeing everyone out here again for this year’s run, it’s great. Everyone was happy to be here and happy that it was a beautiful day.”

The structure of the Terry Fox Run involved runners, walkers and bikers beginning their five km journey at the running track behind NACI. After one complete lap around the track, they then travelled to the DQ checkpoint, where they stopped for a tasty treat and then returned to the track to complete the day. This year’s final tally for the Terry Fox Run in Neepawa is one of the best in recent memory, as around


$9,000 was raised through a 140 participants. The annual Terry Fox Run is held in about 650 communities across Canada, in commemoration of Fox, who lost his leg to cancer at the age of 18, and set off in 1980 to run across the country and raise money for cancer research.

More smiles than usual were out and about last week. Neepawa’s Tim Hortons engaged in its annual Smile Cookie fundraiser, providing a tasty treat to all who supported it from Sept. 13 to 19. The total amount of funds raised was confirmed on Sept. 21 to be $9,086. With every cookie being sold for $1, that means just over 9,000 cookies were baked and sold. One hundred per cent of the funds raised from this year’s event are being donated to Hazel M. Kellington school in Neepawa. This total completely smashes their record from 2020. The number record-


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Former McCreary resident stars in ‘Riverfront Romance’

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Banner & Press readers may soon see a familiar face on their TVs again. Tammy Gillis, born in Dauphin and raised in McCreary, is starring in a brand new film production titled Riverfront Romance. The film follows Cara Durant, played by Gillis, who has always dreamed of buying an old, turn of the century home– the Ridgecrest Estate– on the riverbank of her hometown. After years of hard work as a successful novelist, Gillis’ character manages to buy it all and make her dream come true. That is, until she discovers that Riley (played by fellow lead actor Morgan David Jones), project manager of a hydro corporation, is set to start construction on a dam right in front of her house. The dam, if completed, would ruin the peaceful atmosphere, flood the local swimming hole and permanently alter the landscape of the town. Cara Durant has 30 days to change Riley’s mind, leaving viewers to wonder if the construction will come between them or if they will let down their own barriers and take a chance on each other as the story unfolds. In an interview with the Banner & Press, Gillis said the biggest challenge she had getting into the role of Cara Durant was figuring out what was driving the


Cara Durant (right), played by local-born actress Tammy Gillis, poses with Riley, played by Morgan David Jones, to promote Riverfront Romance.

character to fulfill that dream and where the dream came from. “As an actor, you make choices, and the more personal you can make your choices and hold those secrets over the filming of the movie, the stronger they will come across. I haven’t told anyone the choices that I made regarding what was driving her towards this and the director would always ask me, ‘you have to tell me! What is this choice you’ve made?’,” said Gillis. “And I’d tell him that I cannot tell him, that I can’t reveal my secret. It’ll be interesting to see if anyone can pick up on what it is.” Gillis added, “I definitely drew things from my personal life towards that secret, for sure. ” Gillis did more than act-

ing on the set of Riverfront Romance. In addition to acting as Cara Durant, Gillis was also working as executive producer. “It’s very much a different experience, in a great way. Being an actor, you have to be really flexible

and open to collaboration, so when I’m presented with a problem– or something to figure out– as an actor, I’m like ‘Well, on one hand, I could go with this, but on the other, I could go with this. So either one is good for me, which is the best one for you?’. Whereas being a producer, nobody can move forward until I make a decision,” Gillis explained. She noted that the director on set– Sean Cisterna, who she is close with– good naturedly urged her now and then to finalize decisions so filming could continue. “Being a producer and directing, it’s kind of like constantly putting out fires. You have a game-plan and, inevitably, it’s not going to go according to the game-plan. So you have to make a decision and then you can only move forward from there,” said Gillis. Continued on Page A6

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By Chad Carpenter

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An abundance of errors I I Right in the t was billed as an election nobody wanted. It became the election nobody liked. Well almost. Maybe the Peoples’ Party of Canada were a little bit happy, as their vote percentage went up. They even came in at second place in the neighbouring Lisgar-Marquette constituency. In Dauphin-Swan RiverNeepawa, PPC came in fourth, but accumulated 3,965 votes. PPC also came in at fourth spot in Brandon-Souris. Overall, PPC came in at just over five per cent of the national vote. In only two years, they have doubled up the Green Party vote, which has been around for decades. There are many reasons for the PPC vote gains, but they need to be analyzed. The party is led by Maxime Bernier. He was a Conservative Party of Canada MP, a cabinet minister in the Harper government. He won his seat as a conservative in 2015 and when Harper resigned, after losing in that same election, a leadership contest was held. Bernier came in a very close second to Andrew Scheer, very close, as in less than two per cent difference in the votes. The main reason that Bernier lost was that the Quebec Dairy Farmers bought CPC memberships so as to vote against Bernier. Bernier has long campaigned against milk marketing boards and dairy quotas and of course the dairy farmers didn’t want to see that disruption to the dairy industry and possibly for very good reasons. That’s a topic for another day. It appears that Bernier and Scheer couldn’t come to an agreement on policies after the leadership race, so the intrigue began. Bernier sat first as an independent and then formed his own party, the Peoples’ Party of Canada. I say his own party because it is very much his own party; he appointed himself as leader and has basically carried the party on his back, his personality and his tenacity ever since. As far as I know, they haven’t held a convention or a leadership vote. In the 2019 election, he lost his seat. He lost again Monday night. He can’t even get elected in his own riding. He is not doing well, in spite of winning 5 per neepawa

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Ken Waddell cent of the national vote. PPC elected no MPs, not one. What they did gather together was a variety of voters, some Bernier fans, some people who would vote for his policies and a lot of people upset with other parties’ policies and COVID-19 rules and regulations. For those who wanted the Liberals out of office, and that was the vast majority of Canadians, the PPC blew their chances. Without the benefit Tuesday morning of having final counts, it looks like PPC votes kept Erin O’Toole’s Conservative Party of Canada from winning about 25 seats. If people and parties want to defeat either the Liberals or the Conservatives, then they should line up with one or the other. It seems people don’t understand math. On the Manitoba election scene, nothing much changed. It looks like, as of Tuesday morning, that one Winnipeg seat may switch back from Conservatives to Liberals, depending on the mail in ballot counting. So within Manitoba and across Canada, the federal government spent $650 million and we accomplished very little. Add up how much the parties spent and the bill will be a lot higher. By the way, newspapers love elections– lots of news and some ads! Now Manitoba can turn its attention to the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba leadership race. The race now involves two women, MLA Heather Stefanson and former MP and federal cabinet minister Shelley Glover. The party has made several mistakes in the race so far. Members need to insist on some changes and vote accordingly. Once Premier Brian Pallister stepped

down, the party should have taken a deep breath and gathered some wisdom and input. First, there was no rush to replace Pallister. Just about everyone knew that the current premier, Kelvin Goertzen, would step up as a very acceptable caretaker premier. He has done just that. Instead, the party rushed into a leadership race in the middle of a very rushed federal election. Bad move. Then the party dreamed up some new criteria for leadership candidates. The biggest change was to sell or renew 1,000 new memberships and in a short time frame. Another bad move. Several candidates decided they couldn’t meet all the criteria. One prospective candidate didn’t make the cut on memberships. Then another candidate, former party CFO (Treasurer) Ken Lee, outsmarted the party and sold a whole lot more than 1,000 memberships. The party isn’t announcing how many he or any other candidate sold. Another bad move. The day after Lee made the deadline and the membership criteria, the party disqualified him on undisclosed reasons. That was a really, really bad move. Parties wonder why people don’t trust party backroom tactics. Not announcing why Lee was disqualified is a perfect example of why the distrust. The PC membership need to vote for change and renewal. If they don’t, there are thousands of members and voters willing to re-evaluate if PC Manitoba is the best way to go forward. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this column are the writer’s personal views and are not to be taken as being the view of the Banner & Press staff.

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t’s no secret that I enjoy puttering, in the home and in the yard, getting creative, mastering minor repairs and restoration. I have stripped and stained countless pieces of furniture, painted and papered many walls and surfaces, dug and planted, and generally amused myself with hard work. I have never been comfortable with anything to do with electricity. My theory is that I can’t fight an enemy I can’t see! My level of concern with anything electrical is rather epic. Deep breath even for changing a light bulb!( Perhaps that is why I am so intrigued with solar lights!) But now– hold the candle while I switch out a light fixture! The key, I was told and believe, is to kick the breaker for the outlet before commencing any work. Simple, and simply true. There was a set of bulbs in the bathroom, large orangey globes suspended from the ceiling, cords plugged into a light socket. The visual appeal was lacking, as was the quality of the lighting. And so, it was time for a change. I had a vision of what I wanted, downward facing openings, bright white lights, brushed nickel finish. Found the prefect unit. And a capable and able teacher. Gordon guided me through all the steps to dismantle the old fixtures and install the new one. It was no mean feat to identify the breaker for the bathroom. It was not labelled. The television checked out of service, the microwave beeped and the printer growled back on before the bathroom lights went out. It took believing that there was no power at the outlet– much like it took believing that a life jacket would prevent me from sinking– truth accepted by reality! Taking down the lights reinforced the fact that the ceiling would need to be painted. Those hooks holding up the chains of the globes were anchored deep into the gyproc. I thought of getting the side grinder– almost as dear to my heart as a chain saw!– and recognized that the damage to the plaster would be worse than the holes. Googling the problem, I found the solution was to use vice grips and twist the stems out. It worked. Logic decreed that it would be better to paper the wall surface before installing the new fixture. By now, I had activated the breaker to have some light from the hall and the far light to illuminate my work area. Ok. But the contact of the wet wallpaper on to wires quickly reminded me to hasten and kick that breaker again! A f loor lamp in the hallway, directed to the site, proved safer and effective. Long story short, following Gordon’s instruction, and under his watchful eye, I am enthralled and excited about the lighting in the bathroom. Was as giddy as kid learning to colour in the lines or master skateboarding! From the light fixture, it was a natural progression. Fill the holes in the ceiling and wall, sand smooth, undercoat and paint. One little sentence that took three days to accomplish! Oh, the potential I see as I look around, with one more new skill in my hands!


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One thought per day


y journal has changed a lot over the years. I began by writing down things for which I was grateful. Then I would take time to summarize what happened during the day and finish with observations and thoughts about life, family, community, religion, faith, future plans and whatever else came to my mind. But after a few months of predictable entries, I decided to limit my entries to one thought per day. Some days, I will record a special event that I was part of. Some entries will contain my views on a social, political or religious issue in society. Some will list cares and concerns that I have about the part of the world in which I live. Most entries are simple records of positive things I have witnessed during each day. And the more I look for them, the more of them I see. I often find it very difficult to limit my entries to just one observation or one thought per day.

Faithfully Yours

Neil Strohschein Of all the disciplines I’ve adopted in the last few years, this one has had the greatest impact on my life. It has forced me to change how I view the events that happen around me each day and how I react to the people who make them happen. For example, as I write these words, several homeowners in my part of town are making major changes to the yards around their houses. Large trees are being pruned or, in a few cases, removed because of disease or the danger they pose to nearby buildings. Garden plots and flower beds are being dug up, fertilized and will be ready for planting next spring. Watching these labours of love take form has been very inspiring to me.

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all has indeed arrived. When I look out of my window, I see that the leaves on the trees are changing colour. The weather station is predicting some low frost here

and there. A friend brought me one of her last bouquets with bright red gladiolas. Daylight is getting shorter. On the prairies, I admire the beautiful sunsets. And the blessing and thank-

As I watch these people at work, I am reminded of the many hours I spent doing the same thing after Kathryn and I moved into our home. I spent our first summer removing overgrown, diseased, dying or dead trees, digging new flower beds, finding a place for a vegetable garden and installing a fenced-in area for our dogs. Over time, we added a few additional amenities– a new garage being the biggest one. None of these projects were easy to complete. They took a lot of time. They cost a fair bit of money and they forced me to learn new skills by taking on challenges that I had never attempted before. So today, when I see all the work some of my neighbours are putting

fulness when the harvest equipment is put away for another year. It all just happens without us having anything to do with it. God created the seasons and He controls the weather, has done so from creation and will do so forever. Psalm 104:5 tells us, “He set the earth on its founda-

into improving their yards, I deeply appreciate what I see them doing; because I know how labour-intensive these projects can become. I have also learned to appreciate the services I receive in this community– especially from those who work in retail stores and fast food outlets. The hardest part of their jobs is dealing with fluctuating numbers of customers. Their checkout lines can have one or two people in them and, three minutes later, the clerk can look up and see 10 or more shoppers waiting to have their orders rung through. Yet they very calmly pick up the phone, call for help and then go back to serving those in their line. These scenes remind me of a motto I saw posted at the entrance of a local restaurant. It read: “Everyone is short staffed. Please be kind to those who showed up for work.” That thought made it into my journal today. Now I hope and pray that its effects can consistently be seen in my life.

tion; it can never be moved.” And verse 19, “ He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.” “May the glory of the Lord endure forever” (verse 31). Trust the Lord and stay safe during this fearful time of the pandemic and pray for one another.

Thumbs up, thumbs down Do you guys remember when the smallest kid in school was always the loudest? Jim Krzyzaniak Neepawa, MB A huge thumbs up to Amanda Naughton-Gale and her team at Salvation Army for her assistance in two separate occasions last week! Amanda went above and beyond for the Neepawa Health Centre and her support and dedication to the community of Neepawa made a huge impact on the overall well-being of a few people in need. Her willingness to help was much appreciated and made a huge difference in the overall care of our patients. Thank you, Amanda! A thumbs up to you! Tara McCarty Neepawa Hospital

A huge thumbs up to both Kim Lukin and Debbie Ott for their excellent letters to the editor in last week’s paper. Thank you for courageously speaking up about these very concerning issues and in doing so, protecting and defending the rights of your fellow citizens. It was very much appreciated. A big thumbs up as well to the Banner for your commitment to unbiased reporting and encouragement of different perspectives. In these uncertain times, it is especially refreshing. Jessica Klassen Glenella, MB Would you like to send a thumbs up or thumbs down to an individual or group in the community? Please send it our way. Submissions must include a name and must be under 100 words. We want to hear from you! In person: 423 Mountain Ave. Neepawa By fax: 204-476-5073 By email:



Most cases unvaccinated In response to Kim Lukin’s letter (in the Sept. 17 edition of the Banner & Press): You seem to have no respect for anyone, including Brian Pallister and Brent Roussin. If you were one of the parents who let your children play together all summer on the beach, playgrounds and campgrounds, you could well be part of the problem! It astounds me that you are not more informed that the biggest intake to hospitals, ICUs and the death toll is the unvaccinated. I have no doubt that you don't believe in polio or other vaccines for children or the flu shot either. I do believe, however, that you are the one with cognitive dissonance. In my opinion, you are anti-vaccine, antimasker, super spreader, selfish and obviously always right. You have the right to make your choices and I have the right to make mine. Please don't tell the rest of us to move to Communist China. I am a proud Canadian, and also have the right to my choice. Please have the decency to respect other's freedom to choose. I do not judge you, it is your choice! Please do not judge me! That is why we live in Canada, to have freedom of choice. You probably did not read the letter from Jim Murray, and would probably not agree with it anyway. Of course, I do agree with it. In response to the Debbie Ott: You should listen to the news channel that announces the number of cases in hospitals, ICUs and deaths, it is out there for the listening. You would then understand that the total number of cases in each of these is largely unvaccinated. Theresa Dennison, Eganville, ON and Joanne Agnew, Glenella, MB

Vaccine not what it claims In response to John Fefchak's letter in the September 10 issue of the Banner, I would like to congratulate him on getting all of your vaccinations....even if some of them don't work. That was your choice to do so, but where is my choice? As I see it, the COVID “vaccine” isn't exactly what it is claimed to be (similar to the pandemic). I was always under the assumption that vaccines prevent you from contracting and spreading the disease you are being vaccinated for. Do you still contract Polio after the Polio vaccine? Do you still contract and spread small pox, measles, mumps, rubella and hepatitis after those vaccinations? Because you still catch and spread COVID despite how many needles you take to the arm. Don't you find that disturbing? Don't you question why? Don't you ever wonder why no one on the media speaks about vaccine injury? Not you, or the government, has any say in what I do for my health... and I sure won't be taking any medical advice from a politician on the TV. If you want your COVID shot, you go get it. Get as many as you want! That is your choice...just as it is my choice to refuse the endless jabs and let my immune system do the work... which it did. So you go ahead and do your research. I'm not doing it for you, I have done my own and I made a conscious decision to decline. In the age of information, it baffles me how so many people have so little. Kim Lukin Riding Mountain, MB Editor’s note: Above is an abbreviated version of a much longer letter. Due to space restrictions, we must limit letters for length. We welcome letters, but must remind writers to keep comments brief as possible. As much as possible, we will edit out parts that refer to people in inflammatory ways or where claims can’t be substantiated. KW Would you like to send in a letter to the editor? Email to submit yours. Letters are limited to a maximum of 600 words. The Banner & Press reserves the right to edit letters to fit available space.


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Pear custard dessert

Fall is pear season. This teardrop-shaped fruit ripens from the inside out. By the time you notice the outer flesh is ripe, the inside is very mushy. Although the skin on Bartlett pears changes from green to yellow as they ripen, most varieties show little colour change as they ripen. The best way to check the ripeness is to “check the neck”. Using your thumb, apply gentle pressure to the neck or stem end of the pear. If it gives to gentle pressure, then the pear is ripe, if it is firm, leave the pear at room temperature to continue ripening. Bartletts are my favourite pear variety, as they are very aromatic and have that lovely “pear flavour.” With plentiful fall pears in the stores, try this simple to make yet delicious dessert. Pear custard dessert 5 pears, peeled and thinly sliced 1/4 cup melted butter 3 eggs 3/4 cup whole milk or 10% cream 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup flour 1 tsp. vanilla

Topping: 3 Tbsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. ginger 1/4 cup almond slices

In a lightly oiled 9 or 10 inch casserole dish, arrange the pear slices. In a blender, add the butter, eggs, milk, flour and vanilla. Blend until smooth and pour over the pears. Mix the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the top. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 40-45 minutes or until custard is set and firm to the touch. Serve warm or cold.

Actor thankful for small-town support through career Continued from Page A3 Gillis’ hope for Riverfront Romance is that it gives people entertainment and makes them laugh. That alone is part of why she got into acting. “You make these things to take people on a journey and give them an experience. I also coach and teach actors and one of the things I talk about is how, in real life, we don’t really allow ourselves to feel a lot of the time,” Gillis enthused. “That when you watch a movie or a television show, you let yourself go on that journey and feel those things. We had such an amazing time doing this– it’s just really cute and fun. And that’s definitely one of the things I love doing.” Over the course of her approximately 20 year career, she has acted in roles for a variety of different genres. This has landed her on sets for shows such as Siren, Motive, Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, Ties that Bind, The Arrangement, Ghost Wars and Van Helsing. A lthough there were no “batchetes” offering a physical challenge like there was on the set of Van Helsing, Gillis did meet with some canoe related difficulties while filming Riverfront


Tammy Gillis and co-star make their way down the river in a canoe for one of the scenes in Riverfront Romance.

Romance. The trouble came when it was time to put the canoe in the water and row it down the river, which would then be depicted on the movie’s poster. “The canoeing was hilarious– I don’t have a lot of experience canoeing. I did, funny enough, canoe in a different movie and I was equally as terrible at it. But Morgan, the lead male actor in Riverfront romance, is great at it,” said Gillis. “He was coaching me through it, but when we first got in it, there weren’t cameras anywhere around us. We had a drone set up further down the river to follow us, and we just had a walkie-talkie. So when we first put the canoe in the water, we’d run it right into the cement pillar that holds up the bridge, and I was like ‘We’re going down!’ So we hadn’t done a take in the canoe yet and we’d crashed it, essentially– but we didn’t tip.”

In her final words, Gillis wished to thank all of those who’ve supported her throughout the years. When she grew up, Gillis didn’t know anybody who was an actor and hadn’t even thought of being an actor as a career option. “I never thought it was even an option. So I get these stories from people in Manitoba, and my dad hears them a lot, of these people that become actors and pursue it because of my story. That makes me feel so great– it’s so amazing,” Gillis expressed. “It doesn’t matter where you’re from– if you dream it, you can do it. So I’d love for everybody to tune in and watch Riverfront Romance. It was so fun to make and I really appreciate all of the support that I get from McCreary, Neepawa, Dauphin, Winnipeg and just Manitoba in particular. Thank you very much.”

Spruce Plains RCMP report By Cpl. Jacob Stanton Spruce Plains RCMP During the week of Sept. 13 to Sept. 19, Spruce Plains RCMP dealt with 59 police activities. Sept. 13: RCMP responded to a report of a missing person in Minnedosa. After a thorough search, the person was located safe and sound. Police were dispatched to a two vehicle collision in the Municipality of Westlake-Gladstone. One driver was issued numerous tickets for offences including driving carelessly and driving an unregistered vehicle. Police received a report of a stolen cell phone in Plumas; the matter is still under investigation. Sept. 14: RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in Minnedosa. One person was arrested, charged with assault and taken into custody overnight. They were released the next day and will appear in court at a later date. Police received a report of possible abandoned rail oil tankers that were blocking the road in the Municipality of Westlake-Gladstone. Police contacted CN Rail and the railcars were cleared shortly after. Sept.15: RCMP received a report of a break and enter to a storage locker in Minnedosa; the investigation is ongoing. Police received information that a wanted individual was at a residence in Gladstone. After attempts were made by other residents of the household to obstruct justice, the wanted individual presented themselves and was arrested on three outstanding warrants. Police received reports of three separate hit and runs

all occurring in Neepawa. There was insufficient evidence to proceed with all matters. Sept.16: RCMP responded to a commercial alarm in Gladstone that was later determined to be false. Police received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle in the Municipality of WestlakeGladstone; the matter is still under investigation. Sept. 17: RCMP received a report of an etransfer fraud in the RM of Rosedale; the investigation is ongoing. Police responded to a report of mischief in where youth were found damaging property in Minnedosa. The youth were escorted home and spoken to regarding their actions. Police conducted a check stop in Neepawa and stopped approximately 50 vehicles. Mandatory alcohol screening tests were conducted on numerous drivers, which fortunately produced zero results. Sept. 18: RCMP were conducting proactive traffic enforcement in Minnedosa when they observed a vehicle make multiple suspicious turns. Police conducted a check stop with the vehicle, where the driver admitted to consuming two beers. An alcohol screen test was administered and the driver blew a warning. The vehicle was towed and the driver was issued a driving suspension. Police responded to a break and enter to a residence in Minnedosa; the matter is still under investigation.

Sept. 19: RCMP received a report that a knife covered in a red substance was located outside of a restaurant in Neepawa. Police attended and seized the knife and discovered the red substance was just BBQ sauce. Police received a noise complaint from a residence in Minnedosa. Police attended and the party goers were told to quiet down. RCMP conducted 19 traffic enforcement actions during this reporting period.

Public service announcement 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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Two local trail systems receive provincial funding

By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press

Outdoor recreation in the area recently got a boost of funding. On Friday, Sept. 17, the Government of Manitoba announced the 35 recreational trails that will receive money through the Trails Grant for Manitoba program and two locations near Neepawa are benefitting from grants. The Rosedale Farm Trail, located northwest of Neepawa off Highway #5, will be receiving $2,300 from the province. Norma Somers, chair of the Rosedale Farm Trail Committee, noted that they’ve already started on the work that this grant will help to pay for. “We have designed a project to enhance the trail and hopefully finish it off, as far as improving it and making it more accessible for all users,” Somers explained. This summer, the committee was hard at work spreading gravel on the rougher parts of the trail to even it out. They are continuing to work with other local organizations for other aspects of their trail enhancement project, as well. Somers stated that this is the f irst grant from Trails Manitoba that they have been allocated. “We have received a portion of [the $2,300]. The balance will be paid to us upon completion of reports and proof of the project being completed,” she explained. “We are working our way through the improvements and hope to be finished by early next summer.” The Neepawa-Langford Winter Park has also been

chosen by Trails Manitoba and will be receiving a $1,700 grant. Jennifer Enns, vice chair for the Neepawa & Area Cross Country Ski Club, which manages and maintains the Winter Park, noted that the increased popularity of winter walking and skiing has made it necessary to upgrade and expand their facilities. “Work such as widening, stump grinding and brush clearing has been done to upgrade specific trails. Two walking trails will be accessible from the southeast corner of the Winter Park and skate skiers will have a 4 km trail to skate on. Also, with increased activity, we were in need of a better parking strategy, so the parking for the toboggan area was expanded as a result of this program,” explained Enns. “We appreciate being able to have the opportunity to apply for these grants so that we can expand our trails and make them more accessible,” she added, noting that most of the funding they receive comes through the municipal recreation commission and from park users’ donations. The Neepawa-Langford Winter Park can be found east of Neepawa on Highway #16.

Mazier ready to go back to work in Ottawa

Continued from Page A1 In his speech, post victory, Mazier thanked his supporters for choosing him to remain their voice in parliament. “Thank you so much Dauph in- Swa n R iverNeepawa. Tonight’s message is loud and clear. Our riding wants a voice that will continue to stand up for rural Canada and I will do that,” said Mazier. Over the course of the last 36 day campaign, Mazier noted that his re-election team adapted and persisted, insta l ling hundreds of signs, m a k i n g t hou s a nd s of calls and knocking on a record number of doors. He t ha n ked t hem for the dedication that they showed throughout the entire process and the success of election night

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Neepawa Kinsmen Senior Citizens Housing Inc is scheduled to complete construction on Kinsmen Kourts II Assisted Living for Seniors in September 2021. We are requesting community assistance in donations towards furnishings, window coverings, exercise equipment and recreation supplies. We would be happy to recognize your generosity in our new facility and throughout the community. We have a registered charity # and will provide tax receipts for your donation. If you so wish to contribute to our project please contact Dana Menzies at 431-351-0611 or

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Looking Back 1961: McFadyen, local WWI veteran, passes away


By Casper Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press

110 years ago, Friday, September 22, 1911 Somebody threw an empty bottle on the stage at the opera house Tuesday while Arthur Meighen was delivering his address to the electors. 100 years ago, Friday, September 23, 1921 An old man who was trying to make himself comfortable at the C.P.R. station Wednesday night was asked by a stranger to go to a more comfortable place to sleep. They went over to an elevator where the stranger tapped the old man on the bean and took what remained of his open account in his trousers pocket. On recovering his consciousness, the old man was gratified to find that the rest of his account in the bosom of his shirt was untouched. He found his way to the hospital where the bump on his cranium is being attended to. 90 years ago, Tuesday, September 22, 1931 Arden: Miss Margaret Drysdale, of the Children’s Ho s p it a l , W i n n i p e g , visited with her parents at Inkerman on Sunday. 80 years ago, Tuesday, September 23, 1941 The Winnipeg Grenad iers w i l l be incorporated with the 6th division of the Canadian Active service corp. TheRoyalAirForcemade five offensive sweeps over Nazi-occupied territory Thursday, destroying 16 German aircraft, sinking two Nazi anti-aricraft ships and damaging a supply ship off the Belgian coast. Scientific research has isolated the virus which caused the outbreak of encephalomyelitis on the prairies this summer and has established the fact that the same virus which caused disease in horses also caused it in humans. Arden: The primary room of the local school has been closed for this week on account of an epidemic of measles which has broken out among the younger

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children. Hallboro: Pte. Harold Jones, of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and recently returned from Jamaica, was a visitor at the family home this week.

70 years ago, Thursday, September 20, 1951 Birnie: Miss Thelma Werham, of Kelwood, is teacher at Oak Leaf school. Sugar has been successfully used as a remedy for sleeping sickness. 60 years ago, Friday, September 22, 1961 Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 8, at McCreary for Archibald Neil McFadyen, 93, of Laurier, who died Friday, Sept. 15 at Winnipeg Deer Lodge Hospital after a short illness. Born at Kincardine, Ont. in 1868, Mr. McFadyen homesteaded in East Bay, Man., before coming to Eden in 1878, where he farmed until his retirement to Laurier, Man. A veteran of the First World War, Mr. McFadyen joined the Canadian 181 Infantry Battalion in 1916, enlisting at Brandon on Apr. 16 of that year… M r. M a c Fa d yen i s survived by 16 nephews and nieces. 50 years ago, Thursday, September 23, 1971 Mr. and Mrs. John Speiss, of 200 Second Ave., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 21 with about 200 guests attending. Brookdale: Children

attending kindergarten in Neepawa from Brookdale are: Lee Ann Chudley, Beverly McKee, Trevor McLeod, Steven Vinthers and Roy Kurman.

40 years ago, Thursday, October 15, 1981 Pea rl McG on ig a l, Deputy Mayor of Winnipeg with a distinguished record of public service, will be sworn in as Manitoba’s 19th lieutenant-governor Oct. 23 at an 11:00 a.m. ceremony in the Legislative Building. The oath of office for Manitoba’s f irst– and Canada’s second– woman lieutenant-governor will be administered by the Chief Justice of Manitoba, Samuel Freedman. 30 years ago, Monday, September 23, 1991 In the past few weeks, The Neepawa Banner has expanded its circulation at Erickson, Bethany and Clanwilliam. This week, The Banner comes for the f irst time to every household in Ste. Rose and will be available in the stores at Laurier. On June 20, 1991, amidst an array of ninja turtles, 13 boys and girls graduated from the Gladstone Day Nursery. The children entertained family and friends with songs, poems and nursery rhymes. 20 years ago, Monday, September 24, 2001 The town of Neepawa is costing an upgrade of the lagoon system at Springhill Farms hog processing


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plant… [Neepawa Mayor Ken] Waddell said the upgrade will be done in phases, engineers will study options for upgrading the lagoon system. That will be followed by the development of a plan, before a long-range capital works project is put into place. Waddell said the upgrade w il l mean the plant’s wastewater system “will operate at full efficiency for the first time.” He said a “design flaw” when the lagoons were first constructed in 1986 meant the plant’s waste water system never ran properly. Because of that, effluent from hog plant lagoons has periodically been pumped into the town’s lagoons. Waddell said that process accounted for the foul smell wafting through the air for several weeks. [The] Beautiful Plains School Division has started the process of selling Arden School.


Pictured is Archibald McFadyen, a veteran of World War I, who passed away in 1961. McFayden resided at Eden for some time, starting in 1878, before retiring.


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Hazel M. Kellington School, Neepawa staff: Melissa Anderson, Synnova Asselstine, Heather Brister, Shannon Brown, Jennifer Byram, Kim Chapman, Susan Farquhar, Jessica Ferguson, Scott Freeman, Kerry Funk, Lisa Gillies, Karla Hackewich, Allen Hanke, Loretta Keller, Tara Kerkowich, Tani Major, Shari Murray, C.J. Nicholson, Lisa Papegnies, Ashlee Plett, Marsha Pollock, Heather Poncsak, Darren Pudlo, Audra Rainka, Jodie Reeves, Caitlyn Schafer, Kristin Smith, Sheena Taylor, Alison Vinnell, Angela Weisgerber, Pat Ernest, Toni Ferguson, Karla MacDiarmid, Lisa Mann, Dawn McCharles, Carmen McPhee, Shaelyn Moulson, Tarralean Moulson, Kathleen Ngolab, Tanya Plett, Perline Romero, Rechil Vasquez, Joan Braza, Melinda Gaza, Tess Murray, Salvador Vicedo, Desa Drohomereski, Angela Enns, Kevin Enns, Bruce Fleger, Greg Funk, Grant Hurrell, Grant Lukin, Brad Mummery, Monika Tardiff, George Woloski.

Neepawa Middle School staff: Clara Boyle, Myles Cathcart, Marina Cewick, Tammy Dudenhoffer, JoAnn Freeman, Eric Gaudet , Melissa Hart, Nora Heschuk, Sherri Hollier, Shaylyn Johnson, Trent Joye, Micki Kolbe, Corrie Kulbacki, Leah Mabon, Kaylynne MacDiarmid, Brodie Martin, Valerie Parayeski, Mark Rainka, Carly Reynolds, Denise Selewich, Richard Smith, Kellie Spencer, Sylvie Tomoniko, Joni Vinnell, Marcy Whelpton, Moira Woods, Jessica Bohn, Ambre Clark, Kyla de Wit, Allaine Gulles, Carmen Jarvis, Sharla Magwood, Desember McKinnon, Kolleen Mitchell, Sonya Paterson, Vera Rogers, Alesha Schuman, Maria Whitlaw, Anthony Alvero, Aubrey Frohwerk, Jomar Fuentes, Jovic Macatimpag, Robert Wahoski.


Neepawa Area Collegiate staff: Ross Acree, Michael Adams, Allison Bailey, Dawn Birch, Troy Brister, Courtney Chandler, Claudette Christison, Katelyn Fikkert, Eric Gaudet, Brad Hackewich, John Hodge, Kelvin Hollier, Royce Hollier, Amanda Johnston, Brittani Joye, Bryce Koscielny, Corrie Kulbacki, Jacqueline Lester, Katy Martin, Drew Phillips, Michael Rainnie, Peter Reid, Jana Scott, Chidi Small, Kim Smith, Kelly Sneesby, Dale Swanton, Kerry Turner, Reggie Vasquez, Michelle Young, Leanne Zettler, Johanna Crosson, Dana Davies, Leah Dear, Lane Englund, Corinna Jasienczyk, Kolleen Mitchell, Arlene Montemayor, Vilma Naguio, Lynn Oshanyk, Christine Pedersen, Dian Perrett, Marivic Reyes, Michael Stadnyk, Steven Watson, Eduardo Credo, Rafael Flores, Angela Tremain, Robert Wahoski.



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RJ Waugh School, Carberry staff: Susan Barteaux, Kristin Clark, Bruce Duguay, Dayna Galatiuk, Allison Gensorek, Kalena Green, Brenda Hofer, Maria Klassen, Regan Manns, Blair McIntosh, Jody McLeod, Laurie Robson, Megan Treloar, Jodi Allen, Susana Danyliuk, Jodi Dickson, Janet Kennedy, Deanna McCorquodale, Karen Orchard, Andrea Rowley, Ken Allen, Darin Gibson, Candace Macleod, Paul Natuk, Clemente Villamayor, Dorothy Falk, Chris Flood, Thelma Maeandel, Randy MacDonald, Sean Strain, Bev Walker, Garth Christison.

Carberry Collegiate staff: Scott Baker, Becky Birch, Brent Boyle, Scott Brown, Justine Burke, Tenley Cameron, Bob Clark, Michael Donais, Raegan Dyck, Chebri Enns, Erin Green, Blaine Hall, Darcy Kendall, Donna Kimacovich, Karissa Kirkup, Rhayna Martens, Bruce McCallum, Donica McConnell, Andrea Robinson, Ryan Robson, Gary Salmon, Cheryl Snaith, Tyler Unger, Lisa Whyte, Jody Cupples, Kristen Dickson, Mary Anne Gosselin, Olena Marnoch, Kim Reynolds, Nancy Rowley, Darla Wilcox, Jerilyn Wright, Ken Allen, Candace MacLeod, Roy Middleton, Clemente Villamayor.

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Gladstone Elementary School teachers: Michelle Warkentin, Tanya McLeod, Melissa Buhler, Teena DeJaegher, Wendy Semler, Winnie Ferguson, Lindsay Marchant, Emory Ashcroft, Fiona Rempel, Susan Salmon, Dawn Langlois, Alan Warkentin.

William Morton Collegiate, Gladstone teachers: Garry Strick, Nicole Lehmann, Trevor Lang, Jason Lucas, Danielle Henderson, Susan Salmon, Karlie Skibo, Meighan Lawrence, Theresa MorrisonMeyers, Collin Smith, Paul Koshel, Nancy Smith, Donovan Nemetchek, Tracey Linski.

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Glenella School teachers: Lauren Frohwerk, Craig Murray, Christopher Smith, Katrina Barclay, Duncan Lowry, Lindsay Smith, Krista Speiss, Megan Pilatic, Julia Kreutzer, Wendy-Leigh Sacharko, Angus MacInnis, Alisha Tait.

McCreary School staff: Mrs. Tanya Billett, Mrs. Ashley Lussier, Mrs. Courtney Nadeau, Miss Shaelyn Leflar, Mr. Scott Taylor, Ms. Nicole Plett, Mrs. Erin Duchart, Mrs. Jennifer Sellman, Mrs. Joaney Lockhart, Mr. Daniel MacFarlane, Mr. Byron Billett, Mr. Mike Annetts, Mrs. Pat Blake, Ms. Alisha Tait.

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Tanner’s Crossing School, Minnedosa teachers: Mrs. C. Kingdon, Mrs. J. Brown, Ms. K. Klemetski, Ms. S. Silverthorn, Mrs. E. Madill, Mr. M. Lamb, Mrs. C. Parrott, Mrs. L. Noonan-Robinson, Miss J. Dyck, Mr. T. Martin, Mr. M. Rolling, Mrs. W. Stone-Mathews, Ms. C. Powell, Mrs. A. Whittington, Mr. Brown, Mrs. T. Kingdon, Mrs. H. Dyck, Mrs. K. Morrice, Ms. W. Radcliffe, Mr. G. Gordon, Mrs. M. Ferguson, Mrs. N. McLenehan.

Minnedosa Collegiate teachers: Arlene DeMontigny, Andrew Gugin, Rachel Proven-Luhow y, Dave Uhyrniuk, Tanis Barrett, Arthur Dornn, Whitney Stone-Matthews, Krista Storozynsky, Tyler Jacobson, Sandra Enns, Chad Paradis, Claire Powell.



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Municipality of Harrison Park Erickson Elementary teachers: Mrs. Bachewich, Mrs. Warrington, Mrs. Branconnier, Miss DeMontigny, Miss Gerow, Mrs. Kowal, Miss Ashleigh DeMontigny, Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Sawchuk, Mrs. Gray, Miss Wilmot, Ms. McCaughan.

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Onanole Elementary teachers: Lisele Lindsay, Zoe Ushey, Micayla Krahn, Scott Stephenson, Tracy Tyshinski, Pam Ryznar.

Erickson Collegiate staff: Brooke Bayes, Kristel Boyd, Kim Braschuk, Julie C ollyer, Nanc y C o u l s o n , Ru t h Fr ey, Wendy Harder, Melanie Henry, Dakota Johnston, Robert Killam, Nakella K ingdon, Bar r y L ee, Jason Lorenowicz, Sheila Marcinyk, Laura McKay, Deb McLaughlin, Thomas Mathews, Jeremy Roberts, Della Robinson, Trish Robson.

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

An end result that was worth the wait

MJHL Standings Western Division



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Saturday, Sept. 18

OCN 5-3 Swan Valley Steinbach 4-1 Selkirk Wayway 5-1 Virden Wpg Blues 5-2 Wpg Freeze Winkler 6-4 Portage

Sunday, Sept. 19 Winkler 8-2 Portage

Tuesday, Sept. 21 Swan Valley 3-2 OCN


MJHL leaders

Dauphin 1-0 Neepawa

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OCN 4-3 Swan Valley Steinbach 10-4 Selkirk Wayway 5-2 Virden Wpg Blues 9-1 Wpg Freeze

First Period 06:53 NPA P. Korman (1) ASST: R. Gudnason (1) Second Period 02:27 DAU L. Morris (1) ASST: N. Fredrick (1) 07:06 NPA R. Gudnason (1) ASST: C. Brust (1) PP 14:15 J. Lapointe (1) ASST: J. Regier (1) Third Period No scoring Scoring 1 2 3 Total PP DAU 0 1 0 1 0/0 NPA 1 2 0 3 1/5 Goaltenders DAU - K. Woolsey - 22/25 saves NPA - G. Renwick - 19/20 saves Attendance: 458 at Yellowhead Centre

First Period 07:40 DAU L. Morris (2) ASST: Unassited Second Period No scoring Third Period No scoring Scoring 1 2 3 Total PP DAU 1 0 0 1 0/2 NPA 0 0 0 0 0/6 Goaltenders DAU - C. Cherepak 45/45 saves NPA - T. Gregory 20/21 saves Attendance: 827 at Credit Union Place

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Friday, Sept. 17

Friday, Sept. 17

Saturday, Sept. 18

Neepawa Titans win MJHL home opener 3-1 over Dauphin

MJHL Scoreboard

Neepawa 3-1 Dauphin

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Club 55 Bowling Men's High Single & Triple: Darrell Gablor 156 & 460. Ladies' High Single & Triple: Vivian Oswald 191 & 485. Other Scores to Note: Pauline Hailstone 152, 163; Darrell Gabler 150, 154; Len Pritchard 152; Carole LeBoutillier 161, 178; Judy Gabler 169; Vivian Oswald 155.

After about 10 months of disappointment and uncertainty when it comes being able to watch local hockey, it was really nice to be able to finally focus on what was actually happening out there on the ice in Neepawa. For the first time since Nov. 6, 2020, junior “A” hockey was played inside the Yellowhead Centre in Neepawa on Friday, Sept. 17. As if that were not significant enough, it was also the first time ever the Titans suited up and represented Neepawa in a regular season home game. Fortunately, the team did not disappoint, putting in a tremendous effort on the way to a solid 3-1 win over the Dauphin Kings. After the player introductions and opening ceremonies, both teams immediately shifted into game mode. At 6:53 into the opening period, Parker Korman etched his name in Neepawa’s history books, scoring the first ever goal of the regular season for the rechristened Titans. Dauphin’s Luke Morris would tie the game early in the second period, but the Titans would then take over control of the action for the remainder of the middle frame. First, Rylan Gudnason put the moves past a Dauphin defender, and wristed one low past the blocker side of goaltender Keaton Woolsey. Then, Jaegar Lapointe followed that up with an impressive individual effort. The 20-year-old from Ste. Rose fought off the pressure of a Dauphin defender and then deked Woolsey to put the puck to the back of the net on a slick back hander. There were no goals scored in the third period, despite a strong push made by Dauphin to make up the deficit. Neepawa goaltend-

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Jaegar Lapointe scored for Neepawa in the second period of the Friday, Sept. 17 home opener for the Titans. Neepawa would close out the night with a 3-1 win over the Kings.

er Gavin Renwick would collect the win, his first in the MJHL, with a 19-save performance between the pipes. In a post-game interview with the Banner & Press, Titans head coach and general manager Ken Pearson said winning that first game was very significant for a variety of reasons. “It was big, I mean, with the full change [in identity] we wanted to get things started off on the right foot and carry the momentum forward that we’ve had since the announcement of the name change. The guys wanted this game pretty

badly tonight and I think, getting that first goal put us at ease a little bit and let us get to work,” said Pearson. Pearson added that even though it is early in the year, he is already impressed with the leadership he is seeing from the older players, both in the dressing room and on the bench during the game. He stated that’s the type of mindset that is needed to build something special this season. Titans blanked in Dauphin The fol low ing night in Dauphin, the Titans threw ever ything they

could at Kings goaltender Carson Cherepak, but just found themselves unable to solve him, falling 1-0. Neepawa fired 45 shots at the 18-year-old from Winnipeg, but were frustrated all night by the former Winnipeg Wild netminder. Scoring Dauphin’s lone goal of the game was Luke Morris, just 7:40 into the game. With the loss Neepawa fell to 1-1. The Titans and Kings will go at it again with a pair of games on Sept. 24 and 25. The next home game for Neepawa will be on Saturday night, with the start time set for for 7:30 pm.


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Province announces $14 million vaccine uptake campaign Banner Staff Neepawa Banner & Press The Manitoba Government is continuing in its efforts to get as much of the province vaccinated against COVID-19 as possible. On Tuesday, Sept. 21, the province announced that they will be investing nearly $14 million to support community focused outreach to those still hesitant to get the vaccine and to improve access to the shot. “As we move forward, our immunization strategy is shifting toward work at the community level to increase vaccination rates in the province to help protect our schools, our places of worship, our businesses and our healthcare system,” said Premier Kelvin Goertzen. “This financial support will help health-care workers across Manitoba engage in more targeted local outreach with the confidence and tools they need to make a difference in our immunization rates, one person and one community at a time.” “For the thousands of people who are still not immunized, and unprotected against the risks of COVID-19, we recognize the importance of hearing about the benefits of the vaccine from their trusted doctor or pharmacist close to home,” said Health and Seniors Care Minister Audrey Gordon. “It’s also critical that we provide tools to the regional health authorities and health-care providers who are having ongoing conversations with people about the vaccine. This will support our ongoing efforts to improve vaccine access and uptake in communities and neighbourhoods across the province.” The initiative will support the development and training of doctors and pharmacists to help them reach out to individuals who aren’t fully vaccinated. It will also allow doctors’ offices to create a roster of patients who aren’t fully vaccinated so that the doctors can get in touch with those patients and have a

conversation about their concerns. “Doctors are here to listen to concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine and share up-to-date information so that every individual can make a fully informed decision about vaccination,” said Dr. Kristjan Thompson, president, Doctors Manitoba. “Talk to your doctor or visit our website to find a physician near you to answer your questions and, if you are ready, give you the vaccine, too.” “Throughout the pandemic, patients have continued to foster trusted and lasting relationships with their pharmacists,” said Ashley Hart, president, Pharmacists Manitoba. “Pharmacists are an integral part of a communitybased collaborative health strategy and we look forward to being involved in efforts to reduce barriers and save lives through this grassroots initiative to increase vaccination uptake.” The investment will also be used to offer more immunization clinics in areas where there has been lower vaccine uptake. As well, the province will offer additional training to health care professionals and paraprofessionals in the regional health authorities, to help prepare them for any questions and concerns they may be confronted with in the public.

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Elicia Funk, the new Economic Development Officer for the town of Carberry.

By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press •Elicia Funk is the Town of Carberry’s new Economic Development Officer. She lived in Snowflake, MB until the age of 10 and then moved to Brandon for the balance of her formal education. Elicia graduated from Brandon University in 1998 with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Sociology. This was followed by four years with BU in Rural Development. The next five years were spent with Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal. The Portage Revitalization Corporation was her employer for the next sven years. Her main roles were planning and fundraising for their projects. She was also employed by MNP for five years in their accounting division. Elicia lives in MacGregor with her 14-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter. Her present office is in the former municipal building until the new Town Office is open. Her telephone number is 204-834-6616 and her email is Presently, she is evaluating the current situation and planning for input and a supportive committee. •Congratulations to Colin and Tannis Knox at 1031 Hadley Ave. as recipients of the Carberry Communities in Bloom Yard of the Week. •Carson Bjarnason (16), a Carberry goalie, was signed by the Brandon Wheat Kings Sept. 14. Carson, who spent last year at the Rink Academy in Winnipeg and previously with the Southwest Cougars, will compete for the back up position behind veteran Ethan Kruger. He has registered for Grade 11 at Vincent Massey Collegiate. We wish Carson well, as he has worked hard to reach his goal.

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Carson Bjarnson, a Carberry goalie, recently signed on to the Brandon Wheat Kings. He signed the paperwork to make it official on Sept. 14.

•The Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame Selection Committee met in the Carberry United Church Hall Sept.14 to select eight individuals and four teams for induction in the fall of 2022. •Carberry Collegiate is planning to offer sports teams. The administration hopes to allow fans who are fully vaccinated and wearing masks. •In June, the federal government unanimously voted Sept. 30 as the Day for Truth and Reconciliation and all schools will be closed. A better idea might have been to spend the day teaching about residential schools and the development of Manitoba and Canada instead of having a holiday. All non-essential government services and offices will be closed for the day. Sept. 30 will also see all flags on provincial government buildings lowered to half mast to recognize the occasion.

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The support given to us during Ron's illness and after his passing is greatly appreciated. A huge thank you to all those who visited, phoned, brought food, sent cards, made donations to Christ Lutheran Church or a charity of choice. Thank you to Hilda and Jim Vickers for their help and the church service. Bob Clark of Clarkes Funeral Home for helping us navigate this difficult time. Lorraine, Darin Post, Sherri Van Aert and family.

Neepawa Banner & 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

Apartment for rent. Bri-Mont apartments, 331 Mountain Avenue. Phone 204-8411425 _____________________ House in Neepawa. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, main appliances. Call 204-212-2331

Model airplane kits.$10 each. Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204-476-6214

Older welder helmet, two small cracks is face shield. $5. Located at 243 Hamilton Street in downtown Neepawa. Call or text 204476-6214.

Nice blue lawn chair umbrella that can clamp to a lawn chair. Located in Neepawa. $15. Call or text 204-476-6214.

Skil saw, works. Located at 243 Hamilton Street in downtown Neepawa. Call or text 204-476-6214.

Oak dining room table and china cabinet. Table with two leaves, 6 chairs, china cabinet. Asking $700 OBO. Also willing to sell table and chairs separately. Open to offers. Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204-476-6214. _____________________ Original oil painting by Phyllis Bell- Neepawa artist. First picture 15x12 inches, Second picture 9x11 inches. $10 each. Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204476-6214. _____________________ Original vintage watercolour 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. $10 Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. 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.

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

Kenneth Frederick Kolesar

September 27, 1951 - March 11, 2021 Ken took flight in the early morning hours of March 11th, joining his angel babies, Lisa Marie (1988) and Anthony David (1991). Left to mourn are his beloved wife Priscilla, his cherished daughter Krystyna (Shawn, Riley), sister Noreen (Wayne, Scott, Travis & Brittany), and brothers Robert (Patti, Ben, Becki & Josh, and Sara & Jason), and Rick (Pam, Alexander & Julie, Robyn & Jeff, and Reid). There will be a private memorial service, by invitation only, on September 27th, at 2:00 p.m. The service can be viewed on Ken’s memorial page at In lieu of flowers, donations to the Manitoba Live Steamers would be appreciated. MacKenzie Funeral Home • Stonewall 204 467 2525 •

George Nick Wisnoski

June 16, 1958 – August 13, 2021 George Nick Wisnoski passed away suddenly August 13, 2021 at his home in Brandon, MB. George lived in Brandon for the last number of years. During his younger years, he worked as a farm hand in the Glenella, MB area. George also worked in Boissevain, MB on a bird farm for a few years. When he moved to Brandon, he worked in restaurants and did a lot of odd jobs of cutting grass, shovelling snow and volunteering with Ventures and MCC thrift store. George was a hard worker and was always lending his time and energy to others. He had a love for plants, his apartment was full of them, it looked like a jungle. He also had a special connection with animals, from horses and cattle on the farm, to cats and dogs whenever he visited family and friends. George was also a bit of a prankster and loved to joke around. George was born to Mike and Helen Wisnoski June 16, 1958 at Mountain Road, MB. He was predeceased by mom and dad Helen and Mike Wisnoski, sisters Angela and Cindy, brothers baby Raymond, Donald, Metro, and Larry, brother-in-law Wayne Masters. George is survived by brothers Paul and Ray Wisnoski, sister Judy Masters Collins, her husband Randy Collins. Nephew Richard Masters and niece Heather Masters. Many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service was held September 14, 2021 at Mountain Road Cemetery, family graveside service. Clergy Mark Filips from St. Dominics officiated. Friends and family may make memorial donations in memory of George Wisnoski to: Prairie Mountain Health, Mental Health Services, B13 800 Rosser Ave. Brandon, MB R7A 6N5




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_Hay for sale: 2nd cut alfalfa bales. 204-476-4072 _____________________ 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 _____________________ 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. $5 choice. Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204-476-6214. _____________________ Black and Decker jig saw, works. $5 Located at 243 Hamilton Street in downtown Neepawa. Call or text 204476-6214. _____________________ Elvis Blue Christmas LP album, sealed, never played. Asking $30 OBO which is much less than other on-line listings. Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204-476-6214. _____________________ For Sale_Ice tongs, about 14 inches long, could be used for logging too. $10. Located in downtown Neepawa at the Hamilton Street Emporium at 243 Hamilton Street. Call or text 204-476-6214. _____________________ IRENE PATTERSON ORIGINAL LEAF PAINTING “1996“ FRAMED 12.5X10.5 $10. Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204-476-6214. _____________________ Lovely Ducks Unlimited framed print. $30 Located in Neepawa at 243 Hamilton Street at the Hamilton Street Emporium. Call or text 204476-6214.



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West Region Child & Family Services Inc. 39th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING “Zoongi gabiwiyot abinoonjiak megwa akososiwin bimiwitood aki”

Town of Minnedosa RFQ 2021-09 - RECYCLING COLLECTION (2 year term) The Town of Minnedosa is inviting quotations for Residential & Business “Recycling Collection” within the Town of Minnedosa. An RFQ package listing the details and requirements can be obtained at the Town Civic Centre or at Any enquiry concerning the content of this Request for Quotation should be directed to Dave Dobson at 204-8670037 or Sealed Tenders marked “RECYCLING COLLECTION” will be accepted at the Town of Minnedosa’s Civic Centre, 103 Main Street South, Box 426 Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021 Fax: (204) 867-2686 Email: Any or all of the quotations may not be necessarily accepted.

MUNICIPALITY OF GLENELLA - LANSDOWNE PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING GENERAL BORROWING BYLAW 5/2021 TO PAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW MUNICIPAL SHOP IN ARDEN The Council of the Municipality of Glenella – Lansdowne at a regular Meeting in the Glenella Community Hall located at 100 Ray Street in Glenella on October 14th, 2021 at 9:30 am will consider the following proposal to borrow $400,000.00 (borrowing bylaw no. 5/2021) to pay for: The construction of a new Municipal Shop in Arden. The total estimated cost of construction is $520,000.00 to be funded as follows: $120,000 from the Public Works & Environment Reserve; and $400,000.00 to be funded by borrowing The borrowing will be repaid over twenty years at a maximum interest rate of 5% per year The annual repayment amount will be no more than $32,097 to be levied annually as part of the general municipal levy and from the Public Works & Environment Reserve Copies of the proposal to borrow are available at the municipal office at 50 Main Street N, in Glenella and on the municipal website at: Dated this 16th day of September, A.D. 2021 Wendy Wutzke, Bsc, CMMA Chief Administrative Officer Municipality of Glenella - Lansdowne

“Standing Strong with Every Child During A Global Pandemic” Tuesday September 28th, 2021 Keeseekoowenin Anishinaabe Sharing Lodge Wasagaming Riding Mountain 9:00 am – Meet & Greet 9:45 am – Entry of Dignitaries 10:00 am - Annual General Meeting ~EVERYONE WELCOME~ *NO VENDORS PERMITTED*




Public notice is hereby given that the 2022 preliminary assessment roll for the Rural Municipality of Alonsa has been delivered to the Municipal Office in Alonsa, MB and is open for public inspection during regular business hours. Applications for revision may be in accordance with sections 42 & 43 of the 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 or the assessor may make application for the revision of an assessment roll with respect to: a) liability to taxation; b) amount of an assessed value; c) classification of property; or d) a refusal by an assessor to amend the assessment roll under subsection 13(2). APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 43(1) An application for revision must: a) be made in writing; b) set out the roll number and legal description of the assessable property for which revision is sought; c) state the grounds on which the application is based; and d) be filed by: (i) delivering it or causing it to be delivered to the office indicated in the public notice given under subsection 41(2), or (ii)serving it upon the secretary, at least 15 days before the scheduled sitting date of the board as indicated in the public notice. The Board of Revision will sit on October 13, 2021, at 10:00 A.M. at the Alonsa Community Centre at #12 PTH 50, to hear applications. The final date on which applications must be received by the Secretary of the Board is September 27, 2020 at 4:30 P.M. 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 in Dauphin by phoning 1-866-282-0836. Dated at Alonsa, Manitoba this 9th day of September, 2021. Tami Dumanske, Secretary Board of Revision Box 127 Alonsa, MB R0H 0A0 Phone: (204) 767-2054 Fax: (204) 767-2044 Email:


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Scope of position: Under the leadership of the Executive Director you will be responsible for maintaining facility cleanliness and building maintenance. You will supervise the housekeeping and laundry aides to ensure resident suites and laundry services are maintained.

Responsibilities: • Serving three course meals to the residents daily, readily take direction from the Chef as needed. • Taking meal order from residents and providing them an enjoyable dining experience • Clearing, Sanitizing and setting dining tables for service • General Cleaning duties • Must be willing to take direction • Needs a strong sense of teamwork and cooperation. • Must be willing to work weekends, evening & holidays

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Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op is hiring


at our ADMIN OFFICE in NEEPAWA, MB. Who we are: Co-op does business differently. As a co-operative, we believe in working together to serve Western Canadians, delivering profits back to our communities and investing in sustainable growth. To learn more about who we are and how you can help bring our brand to life, visit us at We are looking for: A full-time office clerk for our administration office. The successful candidate will be directly responsible for office functions of Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op including, but not limited to; customer service, data entry, backup coverage for Agro administration and other duties as assigned in the Administration department. At Co-op, we embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are 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. Applications Close: October 1st, 2021 Apply online at or contact us at for more information

KINSMEN KOURTS II Assisted Living for Seniors


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who is responsible for onsite facility operations, ensuring the organization runs smoothly. Camp Arnes is a faith-based organization. The qualied candidate agrees to and supports our Mission Statement and Statement of Faith. Email resume to Neoma Green at

Forsyth Hauling 2010 Ltd. services the Oil & Gas Industry in Southwest Manitoba and Southeast Saskatchewan. We have expanded and now have two locations: Pierson, MB & Virden, MB. We have positions available for: CLASS 1A TANK TRUCK DRIVERS We offer: ° Industry leading wages ° Benefits plan Enrollment after probationary period ° Well maintained equipment 05/21 Requirements: ° Oilfield Experience a must ° Ability to work in a fast paced team environment ° Class 1 Drivers license preferred but will hire with Class 3 ° Clean Driers Abstract ° Hold current Oilfield Safety tickets Please apply with resume to:

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will be contacted and Family Services of Western Manitoba is accepting applications forinterview a Rural Family e Social Worker position in a north-east section of the Agency’s catchment area. The sful candidate will hold a caseload that spans the areas of Edrans, Neepawa, Kelwood, n, Brookdale, Justice, and Douglas, Manitoba. This is a full-time, 36.25-hour per week, osition to commence as soon as possible and conclude at the beginning of March 2022; this ay expire sooner than March 2022, subject to a minimum two-week notice period.

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strengthening families and protecting children since 1899 ccessful candidate will be responsible for providing a wide range of services, including the

on of family counselling Rural and childIn protection services and, where appropriate, services to Home Support Worker n in the Agency’s care. Part time indefinite term position Brookdale/Neepawa area ~ Full-time term position ications:

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Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba is accepting applications for a Rural Family

Rural In Work Home Support Worker in the northern portion of our catchment area; this is a part-time chelor ofaService Social (B.S.W.), Masters Social Work (M.S.W.), or actively deemed(0.5 a EFT) Worker position in are aofnorth-east of the Agency’s catchment indefinite Social term position. Hours of work no less thansection 20 per week, primarily Monday to Friday.area. This The term gistered position Social Worker through the Manitoba College of Social Workers; successful will hold a should caseload that spansreturn the to areas of Edrans, Neepawa, is to candidate cover a leave of absence; the individual this position in the future, theKelwood, incumbent nimum of two years childnotice welfare preferred; Franklin, Brookdale, Justice, and Douglas, Manitoba. This isregulations. a full-time, per week, will be given adequate as perexperience Manitoba Employment Standards This36.25-hour position currently works term position toand commence asServices soon as possible and conclude at clients theand beginning March 2022; clients in Minnedosa, Neepawa, Erickson, and CFSIS, Carberry but may resideofin other communities owledgewith of the Child Family Act, andfuture Child Family Services of this termasmay expire sooner than 2022, subject to a minimum two-week notice period. such Kelwood, Strathclair, etc. March programs; stern Manitoba’s family strengthening Under the direction of the Rural-area Social Worker, the Rural In Home Support Worker will work within a ective assessment, interviewing, relationship building, problem solving, andthe The successful candidate will be responsible providing a wide range oforganizational, services, including number of designated families’ homes working withfor parents and their children in order to strengthen the family provision of family counselling and child protection services and, where appropriate, services to vocacy skills; unit. The successful applicant will be given PPE (personal protective equipment) and will be assigned an Agency children theuse. Agency’s care. forin work Wage will range from $16.40 $17.72 per hour, dependent on education and experience. owledgevehicle of child development, separation and to attachment issues, parenting methods and Please note: As a publically funded child welfare agency, all employees fall under the Province’s mandatory full Qualifications: ework practices; vaccination or regular Covid-19 testing plan beyond October 31, 2021. cellent oral and written communication skills;  Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.), Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.), or actively deemed a e ability Qualifications: to work in a team environment; Registered Social Worker through the Manitoba College of Social Workers; •Strong communication skills; Minimum two years child welfare experience preferred; lid Manitoba Class 5 of Driver’s License; •Good organizational skills; Knowledge ofwork the Child and Family Services Act, CFSIS, and Child and Family Services of ust be legally entitled to in Canada; • Ability to work independently along with a solid understanding of child development and family functioning; Western Manitoba’s family strengthening programs; ccessful completion of a Criminal • Valid Manitoba Driver’s licence;Record Check, a Child Abuse Registry Check, a Prior  Effective assessment, interviewing, relationship building, problem solving, organizational, and • Must adhere to the Province’s Covid-19 regulations; ntact Check, and a Driver’s advocacy skills; Abstract will be required. • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada;

Knowledge of childofdevelopment, separation and attachment issues, parenting methods and and •Successful Record check, Registry Contact Please express yourcompletion interest in Criminal this position, or anyChild otherAbuse position thatcheck, mayPrior result fromcheck casework practices; Driver’s Abstract are required. this competition file, by way communication of cover letter,skills; resume and three references by Excellent oral and written Please express your interest in this position, th or in any position which may become open as a result of this Monday, February 8 , 2021 atby9:00 a.m.October to: 4th, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. to:  The competition, ability to work in aofteam environment; by way resume and cover letter Monday,  Valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License; Candace Kowalchuk, Human Resources Specialist Candace Kowalchuk, Resources Specialist  Must be legally to Avenue workHuman inBrandon, Canada; 800entitled McTavish MB R7A 7L4 800completion McTavishofAvenue Brandon, MB R7A Email: or  Successful a Criminal Record Check, a Child7L4 Abuse Registry Check, a Prior Website: Email: Contact Check, and Driver’s Abstract will be required.

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Responsibilities • Responsible for in house maintenance, mowing grass, clearing snow, removing garbage • Responsible for maintaining cleanliness in main common areas • Collaborates with Executive Director for coordinating resident housekeeping and laundry schedules and scheduling staff to maintain services. • Assists residents with move in/out arrangements. • Assists KKI Caretaker with tasks as needed. • Orders inventory for housekeeping and laundry services. • Must be willing to be on call. • Proficient in English. Education/Experience: • Relative education or experience with building and ground maintenance. • Proficient in the use of various types of cleaning & maintenance equipment and technology. • Demonstrated experience in leadership, interpersonal skills and effective communication. Please respond with a resume and cover letter by mail to Box 1842 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 or by email to We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected will be contacted for an interview.

KINSMEN KOURTS II Assisted Living for Seniors Davidson St, Neepawa, MB. Cell 431-351-0611

Neepawa Kinsmen Senior Citizens Housing Inc is seeking a

Full Time Cook Position Responsibilities • Work closely with Executive Chef and/or Sous Chef to ensure residents are satisfied with food/dining program. • Responsible for cooking 3 course meals daily as directed by Chef & Sous Chef • Ensure that the kitchen, kitchen equipment and food preparation areas are clean, safe and sanitary at all times. • Responsible for opening and/or closing of kitchen. • Adhere to cleaning schedules as assigned. • Must ensure all food is received and stored according to food safety standards. • Adhere to standard food safety practices • Daily tasks include; operating and maintaining kitchen equipment in a clean and sanitary manner, keeping floors clean, emptying trash, documenting temperatures of food • Potential to perform further duties as needed or instructed. • Must be willing to take direction. • Needs a strong sense of teamwork and cooperation. • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Education/Experience: • Minimum 3-5 years cooking experience • Serve Safe Course or willing to obtain • Security Checks; Criminal Record, Adult and Child Abuse Registry Please respond with a resume and cover letter by mail to Box 1842 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 or by email to We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected will be contacted for an interview.

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Education/Experience: • Serve Safe Course or willing to obtain • Serving experience an asset but not required • Security Checks; Criminal Record, Adult and Child Abuse Registry Please respond with a resume and cover letter by mail to Box 1842 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 or by email to We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected will be contacted for an interview.

FOODS Meat Cutters/Production Personnel HyLife is a global leader in food processing. Our mission is to be the best food company in the world. To achieve this, we need talented people to join our HyLife team as the company continues to grow. HyLife is committed to our employees and we have an exciting new career opportunity in the beautiful town of Neepawa, MB for you to explore! 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 production floor to shipping the final packaged product, with everything in between! 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 $15.45/hour plus $1.00/hour perfect attendance bonus! Wage scale extends to $23.05 per hour In addition to HyLife’s benefits, vacation time and competitive salary our company also offers a $500 dollar employee referral bonus program! HyLife is here to support you on building an exciting career with our team! If you have the qualifications and the passion to meet this challenge then we would like to explore your potential. Please apply online at or email to or mail to PO Box 10,000, 623 Main St E, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0.

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Assistant CAO/ Municipal Clerk

Rural Municipality of Alonsa The Rural Municipality of Alonsa is inviting applications for the full-time position of Assistant Chief Administrative Officer/Municipal Clerk. The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications: • Grade 12 Education, which includes secretarial, accounting and computer skills; • Good people skills and good telephone etiquette; • Good oral and written communication skills; • Experience using Microsoft Word & Excel; • Experience using Munisoft software or other accounting software; • Minimum of one (1) year experience in a municipal office or similar office setting an asset; • Excellent organizational skills; • Ability to multi-task, handle stress and work under deadlines;

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Interested applicants should submit resume with references no later than: 4:00 PM on Friday, October 1, 2021 to The Rural Municipality of Alonsa “Assistant CAO/Municipal Clerk” P.O. Box 127 Alonsa, MB R0H 0A0 or Fax: 204-767-2044 or Email: For further information, please call Tami at 204-767-2054 Only those applicants who are awarded an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in seeking employment with the RM of Alonsa.

KINSMEN KOURTS II Assisted Living for Seniors Davidson St, Neepawa, MB. Cell 431-351-0611

Neepawa Kinsmen Senior Citizens Housing Inc is seeking a

Full Time Sous Chef Position Responsibilities: • Must work closely with Executive Chef and Executive Director to ensure resident satisfaction with the food/ dining program • Provide a high level of customer service • Must be capable of delegating, overseeing and managing the kitchen staff as well as daily operations in the absence of the Executive Chef • Must be capable of preparing quality meals while adhering to food safety standards. • Must ensure all food is received and stored according to food safety standards • Needs a strong sense of teamwork and cooperation. • Ensure that the kitchen, kitchen equipment and food preparation areas are clean, safe and sanitary at all times. • Must have a passion for preparing and cooking meals for others with high standards of excellence. • Must be willing to take direction • Must be able to train others as directed by Executive Chef • Potential to perform other duties as needed or instructed • Must be willing to work weekends & holidays. Education/Experience: • Minimum 5 years cooking experience • Serve Safe Course or willing to obtain • Security Checks; Criminal Record, Adult and Child Abuse Registry Please respond with a resume and cover letter by mail to Box 1842 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 or by email to

Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op is hiring


at our ADMINISTRATION OFFICE in NEEPAWA, MB. Who we are: Co-op does business differently. As a co-operative, we believe in working together to serve Western Canadians, delivering profits back to our communities and investing in sustainable growth. To learn more about who we are and how you can help bring our brand to life, visit us at We are looking for: Reporting directly to the Human Resource/Health & Safety Manager, this position will provide assistance on a broad variety of health and safety administrative activities. This may include but not limited to customer service, incident investigations, hazard identifications, policies, procedures, manuals, emergency response plans, National Safety Code, awareness, training, and education as it relates to health and safety. Assist in maintaining compliance with applicable legislation throughout Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op Ltd. and other duties as assigned. Qualifications • Career driven and willing to learn. • The ability to develop and maintain relationships with staff and management. • Efficient organizational skills and ability to work independently. • Strong work ethic with a positive and ambitious attitude and problem solving. • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. • Post-secondary education in Safety and Health or equivalent experience an asset • Must possess a minimum Class 5 Driver’s License as travel between retail locations is required. Applications close: October 1st, 2021 or when position is filled At Co-op, we embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are 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. We offer career advancement opportunities, competitive compensation, benefits package, company matched pension plan and learning/ development opportunities. If you would like to build your future with an established and dynamic company, scan the QR code below, apply online at or contact us at for more information.

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Housekeeping & Laundry Aides Full Time and/or Part Time Positions Available Scope of position: Under the leadership of the Caretaker Maintenance Coordinator you will be responsible for assisting with all resident housekeeping and laundry services as well as maintaining facility cleanliness. Education/Experience: • Relevant experience in Housekeeping and/or Laundry Services. • Proficient in the use of various types of cleaning equipment and technology. • Able to work independently • Willing to adapt to change and learns quickly • Proficient in English Please respond with a resume and cover letter by mail to Box 1842 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 or by email to

FOR SALE BY TENDER Lots 3/4, 3 & 4 Plan 5036 – Roll 52600, 52650 & 52700 in the Village of Kelwood The Council of the R. M. of Rosedale is accepting bids for the purchase of the lots listed above in the Village of Kelwood. • Building construction must commence within one year of purchase of property. • The successful bidder is required to have all permits (building) in place with the Neepawa & Area Planning District prior to the work commencing • Purchaser to pay all legal and transfer costs.

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Please contact the municipal office at 204-476-5414 or email for more information. The R.M. of Rosedale must receive written bids by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Highest or any bid not necessarily accepted. Tenders must be submitted to: R.M. of Rosedale Box 100, Neepawa, MB. R0J 1H0

Tenders for Snow Clearing & Removal Are being accepted for: Neepawa Health Centre &/or PCH Interested parties contact maintenance: Brien Walsh, Health Centre at 204-476-7826 Malcolm Jones, PCH at 204-476-7870 to review specific tender requirements. Prairie Mountain Health is not obligated to accept the lowest or any tender.

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A new era for hockey has arrived in Neepawa Neepawa Titans play home opener against Dauphin Kings on Friday, Sept. 17


Above left: Josh Romanyk of the Neepawa Titans. Above centre: several members of the Titans debut the team’s new alternative third jerseys on opening night at the Yellowhead Centre. Above right: The team celebrates after scoring a goal.


Above far left: Cody Gudnason lurks near the Dauphin goal, looking for a loose puck. Above centre left: Neepawa Natives alumni Barry Little and Mike Tyhy drop the puck for the first game of the newly rechristened Neepawa Titans Junior “A” Hockey Club. Above centre right: Neepawa Titans captain Austin Clyne and assistant Rylan Gundnason stand with seventh man of the night Jensen Cameron just before the playing of national anthem on Friday, Sept. 17 (photo property of Junior Night in Manitoba). Above far right: Jaegar Lapointe celebrates after scoring for Neepawa in the second period, giving the Titans a 3-1 lead over the Dauphin Kings.

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98 -year- old Ret a Harper made sure she took time to vote in this election. Harper said that she’s voted in every elec tion since she’s been eligible. That means she’s voted in 25 elections, since 1945. (The age of eligibility was 21 until the 70s) Harper noted that i t ’s important to have your s ay i n w h o g ove r n s the countr y. “If you don’t vote, you can’t squawk,” she stated, meaning that you can’t complain that your party didn’t win if you didn’t vote for them.


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By Wayne Hildebrand MNRM Br i a n a nd K r i st en Breemersch operate a cow-calf farming operation located southwest of Brandon. Their land is primarily pastureland that is interspersed with wetlands. They bought the land from Kristen’s parents about 20 years ago to start a family run farm. Their land attracts a rich variety of waterfowl and wildlife, which Brian and Kristen enjoy. Several years ago, Brian visited the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC) booth at Ag Days in Brandon to chat with the MHHC staff. Brian was interested in pasture and grassland management improvements and any conservation program opportunities that might work for their farm. “At the time, we didn’t have a lot of program opportunities or funding for farmers looking to improve their grasslands and pastures,” said MHHC Area Conservation Specialist Kasie McLaughlin. “But we did have the Conservation Agreements (CA) Program and funding to partner with private landowners to perpetually conserve wildlife habitat. Through followup sharing of information, Brian and Kristen decided they wanted long term protection of their habitat areas. So, we tailor made a Conservation Agreement

“I want to for the Breemthank Kasie ersch farm that for mentioning provided them this program with funding to us,” Brian to conser ve relayed. “It is wetlands and a big financial grasslands.” boost for us. “The land We started this we put into a operation over Conservation 20 years ago Agreement is and it takes my pastureh a r d wor k , l a nd ,” s a id time and a lot landowner of money to Brian Breemget things rollersch. “It is ing. The assistonly good for ance with the livestock. By fencing promy standards, gram involves it should rea bit of labour, main as pasbut I like it. It ture and wildis good. We l ife habitat. have 35 cowMarginal land SUBMITTED PHOTO calf pairs out and habitat are New incentive programs will have a notable impact on livestock farms. on one of our disappearing pastures that and being drained. There are places The BMP program in- incentive programs, so we we have under the fencing that will not grow crop cludes a wide variety of were able to help them out program, so it is already paying off.” that are good for livestock incentives, such as fund- with that on their farm.” and great for wildlife. I am ing for fencing, watering in favour of farming with systems, mowing brush and livestock and leaving the pasture seeding. MHHC habitat, so the Conserva- is open to other BMP ideas tion Agreement program from cattle producers that was right for me. It’s a will help maintain pasture win-win.” lands along with wildlife In 2020, MHHC de- habitat. veloped a new program “I noted that Brian was offering funding incentives interested in some pasture to implement beneficial management improvemanagement practices ments on his farm, so I gave (BMPs) on pasture lands him a call,” said Kasie. across Manitoba. MHHC “We discussed the new recognized that grazed pas- benef icial management tures provide a multitude practices programs, eligiof ecosystem and wildlife bility criteria and incenbenefits, including protec- tive funding. Brian and tion of species at risk on Kristen were interested in the watering and fencing private land.

“I would recommend this MHHC program to anyone if they have grazed pastures with wildlife habitat,” said Brian. “Working with Kasie was wonderful. She understands the wildlife habitat preservation side and she also understands what cattle producers’ needs are to live and survive off that same land. This is a win-win program for MHHC (wildlife habitat) and farmers. MHHC recognizes the wildlife benefits in maintaining grazing lands, and I am 100 per cent in favour of that and working together. It is a phenomenal program for producers to get money for the land to keep grazing it as it is and preserving it for wildlife.” (Kasie McLaughlin can be contacted at Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation at 1-204724-0583)

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The Robinsons near Polonia have been continuing an old farming practice for many years. On Saturday, Sept. 11, antique tractors and threshing machines were fired up, horse teams were hooked up to hay wagons and the work began on an old fashioned harvest on a small piece of land on the Robinsons’ farm. Jim Robinson has been harvesting that way since the 1950s and wanted to continue the tradition. He and his family have been using the threshing machines and the old steam engines annually up until about 15 years ago. They got back to it again this year to give neighbours, friends and family the chance to experience a day of threshing.


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A man known as Mr. Scobie took the above farm scene photo, depicting the central yard of the property. Another photographer, interested in capturing farm life documentation in progress, took the photo below. The central yard can be seen, like the photo above, but with Mr. Scobie visible in the foreground. The location and dates for these photos were not specified. IMAGE COURTESY OF METRO CREATIVE COONECTION

Farm and Food Awareness Week this year was held from Sept. 20 to 24.

Submitted Manitoba Agriculture The Manitoba government is encouraging all Manitobans to learn more about the great diversity of food production in this province and the importance of agriculture to the provincial economy. “Agriculture is such an important part of the fabric of this province and is also an important driver to the economy,” said Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Ralph Eichler. “When the agriculture sector is affected, so too is the Manitoba economy, as was evidenced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, international market pressures and this year’s drought. We need to take the time to support and celebrate everyone associated with putting food on our tables.” Since its inception in 2015, Farm and Food Awareness Week begins on the third Monday in September to promote and celebrate Manitoba farms, Manitoba food and other sectors in the diverse agriculture sector. Building agri-food connections The theme of this year’s Farm and Food Awareness Week is ‘Building Agri-Food Connections’, extending the province’s commitment to engage with Manitobans about agriculture and the importance of their own food production. In addition to initiatives

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T he M a n itoba a nd federal governments have launched two programs under the AgriRecovery framework for livestock producers to help with the extraordinary costs incurred for feed and transportation. Under the Canadian A g r icu lt u ra l Pa r t nership, livestock producers can now apply to two programs. The Livestock Feed and Transportation Drought Assistance program will help producers purchase and test feed for livestock to maintain their breeding herds including transporting purchased feed from d ist a nt lo cations. The Livestock Transportation Drought Assistance program will offer assistance to help of fset freight expenses associated with moving livestock to alternative feed supply areas. Eligible animals under the Livestock Feed and Transportation Drought Assistance program are breeding animals of beef and dairy cattle, horses raised for pregnant mare urine (PMU), sheep, goats and bison. Producers must be supporting a minimum of 10 animals to qualify for assistance and the program covers feed and feed transportation expenses between June 1, 2021, and March 15, 2022. Feed must have been delivered from a supplier at least 40 kilometers away and assistance is available for hauling feed for up to a maximum one-way distance of 600 km. Eligible feed purchases are those made between June 1, 2021, and March 15, 2022. The Livestock Transportation program offers help for producers with extraordinar y costs to transport breeding animals of beef cattle, sheep and goats to alternate locations to feed, up to 1,000 km. This program does not cover moving animals to market or sale. Manitoba is also in the process of designing a

cowherd-rebuilding program under the CanadaMan itoba A g r i Recovery Drought Assistance framework to help livestock producers forced to sell breeding stock due to limited feedstock in 2021 with the goal to rebuild their herds starting in 2022. Earlier this month, the Manitoba gover nment announced an investment of $62 million under the AgriRecovery framework, designed to support livestock producers affected by this year’s drought conditions. For more detailed program information, producers can contact their Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Service Centre or call the department toll-free at 1-84-GROW-MB-AG (1-844-769-6224). Applications are available at www.manitoba. ca/agriculture and must include receipts for feed purchases and transportation. Specific tools and resources for managing in dry conditions are available at www.manitoba. ca/agriculture/dry.html.

Canadian beef trade is strong Beef export volumes and values continue to be impressive, and beef imports have moved lower after the surge seen last year. This improved trade balance for Canada is supported by larger beef production with Canadian beef production 13 per cent higher than last year. Exports through to the end of July is the largest volume for this time period since 2002. Exports are 24 per cent above last year and 13 per cent above 2019. The value of


The Federal and Manitoba governments are partnering on programs that will help offset the cost of transporting feed or moving livestock to an alternate feed supply area due to this year’s drought.

exports have increased even more, up almost 28 per cent from a year ago. The fact exports have grown this much despite the fact cutouts (wholesale) have seen some record high prices this year points to extremely strong international demand. Export values are almost $1 billion higher than 2017 through the first seven months of the year. Since 2017, exports have increased 35 per cent in volume and 68 per cent in value. The US remains the key export market, accounting for 69 per cent of exports, down from the 72 per cent share it held in 2019. Exports to Japan have been increasing at a faster rate, up almost 31 percent from a year ago, and account for 11.5 per cent of export volumes. Mexico is the third largest export market, tak ing just under five per cent of exports. China and Vietnam are the fourth and fifth biggest beef export markets respectively with

the fastest growing market being Vietnam. The Canadian beef import story is also positive, as beef imports are down

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The 2021 harvest for the Minnedosa Grain Growers Projec t (MGGP) was completed in the afternoon of Sept. 10. With two combines running, the harvest was completed by about 4:00 pm. The wheat was trucked directly to Richardson Pioneer. The Bolles red spring wheat yielded 33 bushels/acre. The price per bushel is to be determined at a later date. All the money raised through the project will be donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. MGGP extends a big thank you to all their volunteers.

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Table 2: Seeded Acreage and Harvest Progress for 2021 Manitoba Field Crops to Date

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daytime highs, coupled with light winds and cool nights for grain aeration. Good weather throughout the week allowed producers to accelerate harvest activities. Minor showers were reported on the northwestern side of the region as well, but no major rain event happened this past week in the region. Temperatures were up to 24 to 30°C; daily averages around 15°C. Minimum overnight temperatures ranged from 1.4 to 5.6°C. Harvest is estimated at as much as 55 to 60 per cent complete. Yields are highly variable. Many report better than expected yields, considering the year. Pea harvest is complete, early yields are reported in the 40 to 50 bu/ac range. Cereal harvest has progressed well to 80 to 85 per cent complete. Barley

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