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Elizabeth Morrow, of Brandon. Morrow’s business offers freshly churned butter made with local ingredients. She also creates different flavoured butters, such as jalapeno, maple bacon and tomato basil parmesan. Morrow has only been in business for three months, but she plans to offer gift boxes, subscription boxes and more with her specialty butters. She currently is working out of a small commercial kitchen in Brandon, taking orders over social media, but she hopes to open her own store. She would like her own location with space for processing, packaging and shipping, as well as retail space to sell her products in person. Butter Believe it was awarded Best Business Idea of the Day, with a prize of $500 from Stride Credit Union.

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New and growing businesses were showcased at the sixth annual What’s the Big Idea? entrepreneurship forum on Thursday, Oct. 14. After a year hiatus due to COVID-19, Neepawa Economic Development brought the event back to the local Legion, allowing developing business owners to network, share about their businesses and possibly earn some cash for their endeavour. Neepawa mayor Blake McCutcheon made the opening remarks on the day. “It’s always exciting to give an opportunity to entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas and dreams. This event provides new businesses with the supports they need on the road to success,” he expressed. Neepawa Economic Development Officer Meaghan Peters Studio Marilyn Crewe added, “When someone The final pitch of the day was an artistic PHOTO BY KIRA PATERSON one. Meaghan Peters, an artist and educadecides to start their own business, it can be scary. There are many questions. The annual The entrepreneurs at the 2021 What’s the Big Idea? From left: Bill Syrik (Creation tor who moved to the Neepawa area about a What’s the Big Idea? event provides business Station), Matthew Cooper (262 Meats), Elizabeth Morrow (Butter Believe It), year ago, is planning to open an art studio in startups with the support and network to help Meaghan Peters (art studio) and Jodi Baker (photography). the community. Peters purchased a home at them succeed.” Lake Irwin, just a few minutes southeast of Neepawa, and ing processed, preserved meat products, such as sausage. To Five entrepreneurs displayed their work and pitched to be able to do this, he is planning on buying a commercial is transforming the space above her garage into a space the judges why they deserved to be awarded some money. smokehouse, pricing scale and chamber sealer, which will where she can hold art workshops, classes, daycamps and There were 15 different awards available, with over $10,000 allow him to process and package for retail. He also hopes more. She has over 10 years of experience in teaching art. in cash and prizes, plus a $30,000 industrial lot from the to one day open a brick and mortar retail space in either Peters is in the final stages of the studio’s renovations, Town of Neepawa up for grabs. All the awards were spon- Neepawa, Minnedosa or Brandon and be able to sell meat with just plumbing and closing off the garage ceiling to sored by area businesses and organizations and the event products to customers from within 30 minutes of where properly separate the space. She plans to have regular itself was supported by both local and provincial sponsors. they live. classes on evenings and weekends during the school year, The judges awarded Cooper with three prizes. He re- with more availability during the summer. She will offer Creation Station ceived $500 plus a one year membership from the Minne- programs for all ages, from kids, to teens, to adults. Bill Syrik, of Neepawa, was the first entrepreneur to pitch dosa Chamber of Commerce, $1,000 from the Minnedosa Peters took home two prizes from the event. She won his idea. Syrik gave an overview of his business, Creation Community Development Corporation and $500 from Best Pitch of the Day, sponsored by Community Futures Station, which offers production, promoting and training MNP for Best Idea in Agriculture. Westman, worth $1,000. She was also awarded a $1,000 services to independent musicians and artists. Syrik noted marketing package from Promo Time, Provost Signs and he has an online radio station and website, allowing him to the Neepawa Banner & Press. Jodi Baker Photography promote the artists he works with, but he also helps them A total of $9,150 in cash and prizes was given out on the Neepawa resident Jodi Baker was third to pitch, talking learn how to promote themselves. He also offers tutoring about her new photography business. Baker got into pho- day. Some of the awards were not won, as the businesses and mentoring to help artists learn to use the technology tography as a way to stay sane during pandemic lockdowns. pitched did not meet the criteria to be eligible for them. to produce their own music or programming, record voi- She mainly photographs landscapes and night skies around Since the very first What’s the Big Idea? in 2015, over ceovers and more. the Neepawa area, but she also takes pictures at places she $57,000 has been given out to nearly 40 different Westman While Creation Station is already an established business, visits further afield. businesses to help support economic growth in the area. Syrik was pitching to the judges at What’s the Big Idea? to She only just launched her photography business in get some support for his plans to build a music complex in June, after people showed interest in buying her pictures Come see us for all your tools and rental needs Minnedosa, which will allow him to serve his clients better. as prints when she shared them on social media. To date, The building would include a recording studio, rehearsal Baker has sold over 50 canvas prints through social media, We have rental equipment for the contractor, farmer or homeowner space, classrooms for lessons, retail space for independent craft sales and markets, as well as two stores that carry a artists’ merchandise and more. selection of her photos. Syrik ended up taking home three prizes from the event. Baker’s main equipment for her photography is her iPhone He was awarded two $500 prizes donated by Minnedosa and a tripod, so her start up expenses were not very high. Rotary and the RM of Minto-Odanah, as well as $1,000 She is planning to invest some more into the business, infrom the Town of Minnedosa. cluding purchasing portable easels, to allow her to display her prints better at craft sales and markets. She’s also hoping 262 Meats to expand by finding more retailers to carry her photos. A Minnedosa area butcher, Matthew Cooper, was next Baker was awarded three prizes by the judges. She reup on stage, talking about his business, 262 Meats. Cooper ceived $150 from the Neepawa Lionelles, $500 plus a one is an on-site butcher, meaning he goes directly to the farms year membership from the Neepawa Chamber of Comto dispatch the animals, then brings the meat back to his merce and $2,000 from Neepawa and Area Development Equipment Rental & Sales farm to be processed. Corporation. 564 Main St. East, Neepawa, MB He noted he got into the business when he purchased his Business hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. property south of Minnedosa that had a meat processing Butter Believe It facility already on site. He was interested in learning a new A unique food venture, Butter Believe It, was pitched by Phone: 204-476-1616 After Hours: 204-841-0160 skill, so he got trained in meat processing and started the business. Cooper is currently in his second year of business and offers butchering services for beef, pork and wild game. In his first year, he processed over 30 animals, while this Certified Screw Piles • Concrete Tools • Tusurmi Pumps year he’s already done over 80. Styrofoam Heat Pipe For Concrete Floors Optometrist Cooper’s plan for 262 Meats is to expand into retail, sell-

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Neepawa Rotary Club president Wayne Jacobsen presented a cheque to Yvonne Sisley, director of ArtsForward, to help cover the expenses from the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation presentations NACI on Sept. 29. ArtsForward organized the drumming and dancing demonstration, however the event would have not been successful without the generous sponsorship of Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op, the Neepawa Salvation Army and Rotary. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Medical clinic lottery nearing draw date By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press The Neepawa and District Medical Committee is getting close to wrapping up ticket sales for their annual Farm & Leisure Lotto. The lottery is held every year as a fundraiser for the community owned Beautiful Plains Community Medical Clinic in Neepawa. Sales opened up for this year’s lottery in early September, with the early bird deadline passing on Oct. 2. The final deadline to purchase tickets is Saturday, Oct. 30, with the draw taking place on Oct. 31. Lottery chairperson Mary Ellen Clark noted that ticket sales have been going amazingly well this year. “We’re running about equal with last year,” she said. “And last year was our best year ever.” The lottery tickets are normally available as singles or in three-packs, but the three-packs were already sold out by the end of September this year. The 50/50 pot, tickets for which are available to purchase as an add-on to the main lottery tickets, has surpassed $90,000 as of Oct. 18, with the winner taking half of the total. The money raised in past lottery sales has been used for different projects for the medical clinic, including expansions to the building and installing a new parking lot. This year, Clark noted that the money will mainly be used for ongoing maintenance of the building, but there will also be some renovations to the clinic’s south entrance soon that the funds raised will help pay for. The early bird draw has already taken place, with Rene DenBrock, of St. Lazare, MB, as the winner. The early bird prize is a choice between $10,000 cash or a John Deere

Gator, valued at over $11,000. Clark stated that as of Oct. 18, DenBrock hadn’t yet decided whether to take the cash or the Gator. Clark noted that they’ve only had one early bird winner take the prize item over the cash before, so it would be very exciting to give away the Gator. Clark stated that the committee is very grateful for the continued support of so many people who purchase tickets every year. She added that there are lots of buyers who are from all over Manitoba, not just within the Neepawa area, but she especially encourages area residents who use the medical clinic to consider purchasing a ticket to support their local clinic.

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By Chad Carpenter

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Finding your roots…

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have said many times that history, or the past, is a great place to visit, but a poor place to live. Our problem today is that our history is hardly ever visited and examined and yet we let the dark shadows of history affect us and we don’t even know why. Canadians are under the impression that we are peace-loving, apologetic people who want to be left alone to make our own decisions. The assumption is that we have always been that way. That assumption is far from the truth. Before the European settlers came to what is now known as Canada, there were a large number of people groups who hunted, gathered, fished and farmed. Sometimes, they got along. There was trade and some cooperation. But it wasn’t always the case. There were conflicts, lots of them. Some were over buffalo hunting, some over women and slaves, some about jealousies. There is evidence of many battles. I recently read a book by John Houston about Inuit history. Houston spent many years living in the north, often in tents or igloos. He heard the stories and saw the places where the people told about their history. One story that stood out to me was about some hunters who travelled into unfamiliar territory. The local hunters took exception to the perceived intrusion, didn’t know these new people and simply attacked them, slit their throats and left their bodies on the ice flow. There may have been many periods of peace along the way, but war and violence has marred everyone’s history. Champlain came to what is now Quebec in 1608. Yes, he traded and did a lot of things with the “Indians”, but he killed a fair number, too. The First Nations people often returned neepawa

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Right in the Centre Ken Waddell the favour. I am reading a detailed history of the development of the city of Halifax. The First Nations people raided and killed the newcomers for years. However, the lure of a deep sea port at Halifax, the “Warden of the North” was too strong a need to be snuffed out by “Indian” raids. To be sure, the British killed a lot of people, their own and their enemies, as they wrestled Halifax into being. Over the centuries, the British government prevailed and made Halifax into an important sea port for military and trade purposes. The British method of maintaining peace and progress involved a lot of non-peaceful processes. Errant soldiers or sailors were simply shot or hung. One British appointed governor took particular delight in knowing that, so he built his grand house on a hill overlooking the city square. He could, therefore, observe the public hangings that took place as a method of keeping all varieties of dissent and disobedience in line. The War of 1812-14, between the United States and the British portion of what is now Canada, saw thousands of people killed as successive raiding parties went back and forth. What is now Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island was destined to be the United States’ 14th colony. Decades of intrigue, negotiations and trade failed to bring it into the US fold and thousands of lives were lost in the

battles. It was a matter of great disappointment to the U.S. that the now Canadian provinces didn’t become part the United States of America. Fast forward to the mid 1800s and there were ongoing battles between First Nations People and many between First Nations and Europeans. By 1869, Canada had decided to take over the north-west from The Hudson’s Bay Company. Problem is, the government of Canada didn’t tell the locals. The first time the residents of Red River (now Winnipeg) and surrounding area heard about it was when the surveyors showed up. After the troubles at Red River that resulted in a few deaths and the 1885 “Riel Rebellion” that resulted in a lot more, Canada went into a more passive form of killing off their own people. First Nations people died of starvation, disease ravaged all communities. Residential schools resulted in a lot of deaths, which has scarred our nation. The underlying issue is that violence, force, coercion, ignorance and sheer stupidity needs to be removed from our governance. You would think that, with centuries of re-learning, that lesson would sink in. Unfortunately, the situation we find ourselves in today would indicate we have more to learn. 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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ne of the programs that I follow as often as I am able is the show by that name. I am amazed at how the tale unfolds, at how many generations back the researchers can go, and at the depth of details. My heritage is traced through many generations, by dedicated family members with a sense of purpose in finding our roots. I was blessed to know well two sets of grandparents and one set of great grandparents on my father’s side. I am amazed at family similarities, likes and dislikes, physical appearances, capabilities and traits. One of my father’s cousins took the search further and collected a medical genealogy. I am humbly thankful that anxiety and/or depression missed me, though affecting too many of my immediate family. I recall clearly that, as a child, it was my fervent prayer that I was adopted, that the group defined as my family could not, would not, be truly mine by birth. I was wrong. They are mine. I am thankful for each one of them for the life lessons that they taught me, with word and action. They directed my life choices in that I knew who and what I wanted to be, to become. Kinder than, as smart as, more accepting than, and a seeker of truth as. Each one guided my decisions and actions. The program, Finding Your Roots, frequently reveals occupations and possessions/professions that the seeker of their history never imagined. That has not happened to me. I am not the first in my lineage that is a story teller. As the stories were told, I listened with intent. Some of the events do seem to be far-fetched, but I do not question the veracity of the recounting. My grandmother was the oldest in a large family and so her children– my dad and his siblings, were that same age as their aunts and uncles, the children of the younger members of grandma’s family. My dad told of the delightful visits of the aunts and uncles to the family farm. My uncle Bill was a rascal, a beloved and mischievous lad who died at the age of 15 in a tragic farm accident. Bill, and his uncle Bill, would sniff gas from the barrel until they reeled about the yard. Dad did not partake. When I relayed this story to one of my aunts, she was deeply affronted. “That’s a lie! That never happened!” was all she was able to process. And that’s ok, for her brother was an icon to and in the family. I did not, do not, doubt the account, for dad spoke this while of sound mind. On my maternal side, we have the history of my grandfather literally shooting his son on a Sunday morning. Uncle had been instructed to feed the horses, and he deferred, reminding his father that it was Sunday, and no hurry. After another order, and another refusal, my grandfather left the room, returned and shot his son in the thigh. Long story short, at the age of 15, my uncle walked from Southern Manitoba to Saskatchewan. I only knew him as an active member of the family. What will my story, my history, add to the archives?


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Three days of fame

n Sept. 24, 1988, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson made Canadian and Olympic history. He won the 100 m sprint in 9.79 seconds, becoming the fastest male sprinter to that date. But his claim to fame would be short-lived. Three days later, Johnson made history again when a urine sample collected after the race was found to contain traces of stanozol, an anabolic steroid. His performance had been enhanced by the use of a banned substance. Johnson was disqualified, his medal was taken from him and his record time purged from Olympic and Canadian records. In the months that followed Johnson’s disqualification, he admitted to having used performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) on several occasions and the times he recorded in those events, along with any medals he won, were also revoked. One of the reasons Johnson gave for his use of PEDs was that “other elite athletes were doing it and he needed

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Neil Strohschein to do the same to stay on an equal level with them.” His argument wasn’t accepted, but his statement would prove to be very true indeed. As subsequent investigations by a Canadian Commission of Inquiry, various athletic bodies, law enforcement agencies in the United States and a US federal grand jury would discover, “juicing,” a slang term for using PEDs, was a common practice– not only in amateur sport, but also in professional sport– especially major league baseball. There is, however, much more to this story– some of which has yet to be told. Despite the best efforts of athletic federations and sports bodies worldwide, PEDs continue to be used. The list of athletes and coaches serving four year suspensions for cheating is growing, as is the list of

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his week, I wondered about God’s Creation. Why did He create man and woman? They filled the earth with children. He created the animals and we realize that

we have dominion over the animals, not cruelty. Even as a child, I got angry with my neighbour when I saw him being cruel to a cat. Now, at an older age, I can live in a place

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those barred for life thanks to repeated offenses. While people who cheat can be found in all walks of life, they all share one thing in common. They have an inappropriate view of success. To them (and to many others), success is measured by public recognition, money in the bank and the ability to enjoy a lifestyle that few others could ever hope to achieve. They will do whatever they must– even cheat– if that’s what it takes to achieve their dream of success. But, just like Ben Johnson learned, any success gained by cheating will be shortlived. As I noted in an earlier column, there are consequences to every choice we make– and if we choose to cheat, we will spend the rest of life looking over our shoulders, watching for that one person who may know where I can have the company of my dog and a lovely chirping bird. However, if I could not look after myself anymore and probably my pets, there would not be another place in this town and in many, many places in Alberta, or any other province in this country that I could take my dear pets. Often, to the elderly, the pets are the only ones left

something we don’t want him or her to know and who, given the right time and circumstances, may be prepared to reveal that knowledge. King Solomon must have anticipated such a possibility when he wrote these words: “No one who conceals transgressions will prosper, but one who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13) Solomon knew something that many of us choose to overlook. We can take every possible step to conceal inappropriate acts. But there is a God in heaven who sees and knows everything we have done. And one day, everything done in secret will be revealed and those who have committed these acts in secret will be judged and punished for the things they have done. Then, the whole truth will be revealed. Then we will know the full extent of the immoral, illegal and sinful acts of which people are guilty– all done in the name of success. God will right all wrongs one day and justice, denied to so many for so long, will be served. to love. God created them to have a function in life, to give comfort and love to those around them. “God made the wild animals according to their kinds… And God saw that it was good (Genesis 1:25).” God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.” Genesis 1:31. Let’s not neglect our pets..

Thumbs up, thumbs down Thumbs up to Rita Friesen for sharing her wonderful gift of words and much more. On behalf of many, I say thanks. Freda Woychyshyn Minnedosa, MB We would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who supported our various Terry Fox fundraisers in Gladstone this year. We are thrilled to report that our community run, on Sept. 19, and our school runs at Gladstone Elementary School and William Morton Collegiate on Sept. 29 raised a total of $11,027.56! Every dollar can make a difference. Thanks so much! Terry Fox Run Volunteer Teams Gladstone, MB



Time to show some community responsibility

The anti-vaxxers should be reminded that the only reason we are not still under the very restrictive lockdown of April 2020 is because a highly effective vaccine was developed quickly and 80 per cent of us chose to take it. The continuation of such a lockdown would have been devastating to our health, our lifestyle and our economy. If we can raise the vaccination percentage to 95, COVID could be gone from Manitoba. It is time for the unvaccinated to show some community responsibility and roll up their sleeves. John Whitaker Erickson, MB

Sewage woes keep backing up

In the Neepawa mayor’s last budget report in the Banner & Press, the mayor said that the Town will put up the money for the police station and the Province will pay them back with interest. Is this the same scam the mayor made with the Province when they put millions of dollars into the hog plant’s sewer system, knowing full well the town’s population was going to increase, instead of fixing the town’s 100-year-old sewer system? Now they are coming back to home owners to buy insurance for their ignorance and stupidity. Jake Wollman Neepawa, MB Editor’s note: The Town of Neepawa has invested a lot of money into the domestic sewage system. That said, there are still ongoing sewage back-up issues. Sewage back-up issues always seem to get passed off onto the property owner’s expense, but backup vales should be installed too. If you have had issues in any town or village in our coverage area, please email us and let us know about them. It would appear that the law sides with the municipality in all cases and rarely or never with the property owner. Email kwaddell@

No more Birnie post office? Thumbs down to Canada Post and Rosedale Council, to the powers that be. The Birnie nursery school in the Community Centre has been struggling financially to stay afloat. So Rosedale Municipality levied a municipal tax on the rater payers in the area to cover it. Now the home in Birnie where the post office has been for 100 years has been sold and doesn’t want the post office there. Well, the Municipal councillors voted it down for some reason. Now in a matter of one week, the Birnie and area residents all of a sudden are told to pick up their mail in Neepawa. The postal worker in charge has been on holidays and apparently the worker taking over can’t make any decision. What is wrong with the boxes in town? Tom Yerex Birnie, MB Find another letter on Page 18

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Spruce Plains RCMP report By Cpl. Jacob Stanton Spruce Plains RCMP During the week of Oct. 11 to Oct. 17, Spruce Plains RCMP dealt with 44 police activities. Oct. 11: RCMP were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover near Plumas. There were four passengers who suffered minor to moderate injuries; the matter is still under investigation. Police conducted a wellbeing check on an individual in Minnedosa, who was located with no cause for concern. Oct. 12: RCMP received report of a suspicious vehicle in Minnedosa by a concerned resident who thought the driver’s behaviour was odd. Patrols were made, but the suspect or vehicle could not be located. Police responded to a commercial alarm in Neepawa that was later determined to be false. Police received a report of a vehicle that was stolen from Neepawa that was soon after involved in an accident in Brandon; the matter is under investigation. Oct. 13: RCMP responded to an abandoned 911 call in Neepawa. Police attended the location of the call and found everything to be secure with no signs of suspicious activity. Police received a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a bear in the RM of North Cypress-Langford. Fire and EMS attended, however, there were no reported injuries. Oct. 14: RCMP received a report of a stolen youth’s bike in Minnedosa. The bike was later located by a local resident who spotted it behind a building in town. Police received a report of mischief, where a vehicle’s tires were slashed in Minnedosa. There was insufficient evidence to proceed further. Police responded to a report of harassment in Arden. After investigation, it was determined that there was insufficient evidence to proceed with charges. Oct. 15: RCMP responded to a report of assault in Minnedosa. Police attended and determined there were no injuries. The complainant declined further police action. Police received alarm calls in Minnedosa and

Neepawa; both were determined to be false. Oct. 16: RCMP received a report of a missing youth in the RM of Rosedale. Police attended, located the youth and they were given a ride back to their residence. Police were dispatched to a report of a vehicle that was stolen overnight in Neepawa. The vehicle was located the next day by another RCMP unit and the driver was arrested and charged. Oct. 17: RCMP responded to a report of a domestic assault in Minnedosa. One person was arrested, charged and taken into custody as a result. Police were dispatched to an abandoned 911 call in Neepawa. It was determined that it was dialled accidentally by a child in the residence. Police received a report of a stolen wallet in Minnedosa; the matter is still under investigation. RCMP conducted 11 traffic enforcement actions during this reporting period. Public service announcement

 A police officer pulled me over and said, “Papers”. I said, “Scissors. I win!” and drove off. I guess he wants a rematch, because he’s been following me for about 45 minutes. 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.

It will soon be time to ‘Scare Away Hunger’

By Cordelia Smith NACI HOPE group Halloween can be a scary time, especially for those in need of food. Did you know that there are four times more food charity programs than grocery stores? There are over 6.7 million Canadians who rely on charitable food banks every year. In 2020, $33 billion dollars worth of food was provided to charities. The Neepawa Community Ministries Centre (NCMC), formerly known as the Salvation Army, has assisted over 120 individuals with 6,489 lbs of food since May 2021. Food shortage is why the NACI HOPE group has

always tried to Scare Away Hunger with our annual food drive on Halloween. Between Oct. 27 and 28, HOPE members will be dropping off bags that contain an information flyer at your front door. We ask that you fill the bag or donate anything you can, being mindful of expiry dates on the food items. Currently, the most needed items include: school snacks, canned fruit, pulses/grains (couscous, quinoa, dried beans), f lour (1-2 kg), baking powder/ baking soda, jam/honey, coffee/tea, juice, shampoo/ conditioner, dish soap and laundry soap. HOPE members will

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I dig Manitoba potatoes

Manitoba has the second-largest potato industry in Canada. Prince Edward Island is the first. Manitoba’s first record of commercial potato production was in 1908, when 20,800 acres were planted and harvested. Today, Manitoba harvests over 80,000 acres of potatoes and process over 1,200 million pounds of potatoes into French fries each year. That is a lot of French fries! Other potatoes go for Old Dutch chips, perogies, table use and seed potatoes. Potatoes are versatile, inexpensive, a good source of fibre, have more potassium than a banana and have half your daily value of vitamin C. One medium-sized, plain, skin-on potato contains just 110 calories per serving. If possible, do not remove the skin of the potatoes, as most of the nutrients are located there. Peeling potatoes can significantly reduce their nutritional content. Potatoes fall into three basic categories: starchy, waxy and all-purpose. Starchy potatoes, like the Russet and Idaho, are great for baking, frying and mashing. Because of their starch, they don’t hold together very well when cooked and they’ll disintegrate in soups and stews. Waxy potatoes, like most red skinned, new and fingerlings, have a thin skin and waxy texture, so they hold their shape while cooking. They work well in dishes like soups, stews, potato salad and scalloped potatoes. Most white potatoes and Yukon Golds are considered all purpose. They are versatile and can be used in almost any dish. I enjoy my Manitoba potatoes in this tasty, easy to prepare soup, along with this crusty Italian bread.

Potato cheddar soup 3 cups diced potatoes 1-2 tsp. dried parsley flakes 1 onion, diced salt and pepper to taste 1 stalk of celery, sliced 3 Tbsp. corn starch 3 cups chicken broth 1 1/2 cups evaporated milk 4 slices cooked bacon or ham, diced 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese In a large pot, add the potatoes, onion, celery, chicken broth, bacon, parsley and salt and pepper. Cook for 15-20 minutes until veggies are tender. Mix the cornstarch into the milk and stir until smooth. Add to the vegetables. Bring to a low boil, stir and simmer for a few minutes to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese. Serve immediately. Italian garlic toast 1 loaf French or crusty bread 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 tsp. dry basil or Mrs. Dash 2 garlic cloves, minced

Cut the loaf in half, lengthwise. Mix all the other ingredients together and spread on the bread. On a baking sheet, arrange the two bread halves and broil 3-4 minutes, or until hot and lightly browned. Check frequently so they do not burn. You can also bake in the oven at 350°F for 6-10 minutes until hot and lightly browned.

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What is a community foundation?

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Many cities, towns and rural municipalities of Manitoba have the privilege of being in an area served by a community foundation. In 1993, the Thomas Sill Foundation sought out interested communities in Manitoba and started an initiative that helped to form many community foundations in Manitoba. There currently are 56 community foundations in the province. Community foundations are registered charities, built through contributions from community members and others. Your gifts to a community foundation help improve lives, strengthen families and build stronger communities. While there are many ways of supporting local organizations, donations to community foundations are unique because the initial donation is never spent. Instead, annual grants are made from interest earned on a pool of donations. By pooling and investing gifts into endowment funds, a community foundation is able to provide financial support to a variety of charitable projects within the geographic area it serves– forever. A community foundation helps to fulfill the charitable intentions of many by providing grants to charities. In addition to the community fund, which distributes annual grants based on applications from the community at large, donors can also create or donate to funds with a specific area of interest. An endowment fund may be made up of one or many monetary gifts from a single donor or group. The endowment fund may bear the name

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of the person or people who establish it, or any name they choose. The money in each endowment fund is invested by the community foundation and the amount generated annually for grants is allocated according to the donor’s wishes. For example, providing a scholarship, operating support to a local museum and providing funds to purchase equipment at your local health centre, local projects at the discretion of the community foundation board and much more. Your donation to a community foundation is never spent— an endowment fund lasts forever. A gift to an endowment fund is a powerful choice for supporting your community over the long term. If you make a one-time $100 gift to a charitable organization, it will be spent on immediate needs. If you make a gift of $100 to an endowment at a community foundation (any donation size is gratefully accepted) its impact will snowball over time. By year 30, the original investment will have grown to approximately $213 and a total of $339 will have been distributed in grants. For example, the Neepawa and District Health Centre Endowment Fund was established with a donation of $620,000 in 1997 and the fund has received donations to this fund since it was established. As of Nov. 30, 2020 the current market value of the fund was $1,287,952 and the fund has distributed $846,712 to the Health Centre in grants. To learn about how to make your donation impact your community forever and to learn about your local community foundation, head to Endow Manitoba’s website at

Big Grass Community Foundation

Primarily covers the communities of: Plumas, Langruth, Westbourne and Gladstone Years serving the community: 17

Approximate total distributed so far: $208,000

CACF has granted $50,000 to the Carberry North Cypress-Langford Fire Hall expansion.

Carberry & Area Community Foundation Primarily covers the communities of: Town of Carberry, Municipality of North Cypress-Langford Years serving the community: 25

Approximate total distributed so far: $1.2 million

Community foundations of the Banner & Press coverage area Contact a foundation in your area to inquire about grants for your non-profit Beautiful Plains Community Foundation

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Looking Back


OCTOBER 22, 2021

1991: Burton farm home to rare triplets

110 years ago, Friday, October 20, 1911 “I’m a Tory; but I want the Press, and would pay $10 a year for the reading of it. I pay the Register $1 a year on the distinct understanding that it be not sent to me.” Now, what do you think of that? This spiel was hurled off at the C.N.R. depot a few days ago. 100 years ago, Friday, October 21, 1921 Canadian laws prohibiting inter-provincial traffic in liquors have been declared to be constitutional. No industry feels the oppression of capitalism and labour more severely than printing. Possibly the industry was overdone. Anyway, there are 4,000 less publications on this continent than in 1914 and production of printing this year is 20 per cent less than last year. 90 years ago, Friday, October 23, 1931 The Federal government, by order-in-council, has taken steps to conserve Canada’s gold supply, and prohibits the export in any form except by banks under license, with a penalty for infraction of $1,000 fine or three year’s imprisonment or both. As an aid to their safety on the streets, blind persons in Winnipeg will hereafter carry white walking sticks. It has been figured out by an observer that the “stop” signs in Greater Winnipeg are costing motorists $390,000 annually in extra gas and wear on tires and breaks. Acting on the principle that woman’s place is in the home, the Italian Olympic committee has cancelled the woman’s athletic meet, scheduled to take place at Naples on Nov. 1. The Canadian schooner “Bluenose” successfully defended her title of queen of the North Atlantic fishing fleet when she defeated “Thebaud”, United States challenger, in two races off the coast of Nova Scotia on Tuesday. Note: According to the Can-

adian Encyclopedia, the Bluenose is the most famous ship in Canadian history. The ship made its launch at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 1921 and was given the name Bluenose, which was a common nickname applied to those born in Nova Scotia. The schooner was designed by William J. Roue to fish for cod on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland, and to race out on the open ocean. The Bluenose won the International Fishermen’s Race in 1921, 1922 and 1923. The Encyclopedia states that its only defeat was by the Boston schooner Gertrude L. Thebaud in the Lipton Cup in 1930. In addition to coming back with a win the following year against the Thebaud for the Fisherman’s Trophy, the Bluenose also outpaced the Thebaud and secured the same trophy in 1938. It also held the record for the largest catch of fish brought into Lunenburg. In 1937, a sculptured profile of the Bluenose created by Emanuel Hahn, was stamped into the Canadian dime and remains pictured on the coin today.

80 years ago, Tuesday, October 21, 1941 Sgt. Weldon Thompson spent the weekend at his home before leaving for Camp Borden. He had previously been stationed at Shilo. Mr. and Mrs. Geo Agnew announce the engagement of their second daughter, Doris Mary, to F. O. James W. Wheeler, of Phoenix, Arizona. The wedding will take place Nov. 19. 70 years ago, Thursday, October 25, 1951 Miss Ellen Blackwell, R. N. of Central Illinois Hospital, is spending a month’s time with her father here and other relatives in Manitoba. Thomas Carter, of Nee-

pawa, observed his 83rd birthday Oct. 16. He was born in 1868. George A. Blackwell, of Neepawa, observes his 87th birthday Oct. 27. He was born at Aldwincle, Northamptonshire. Sam Harris, of Neepawa, marks his 82nd birthday on Oct. 26. He was born at Torquay, England, in 1859. Walter Adams, of Neepawa, born Oct. 26, 1882, at Brighton, Ont., observes his 69th birthday Friday. 60 years ago, Tuesday, October 24, 1961 A landmark in Neepawa for more than three quarters of a century, the “Harrison House” on the corner of Hamilton and Brown gave way to the wreckers’ hammers last week. Future use of the site has not yet been determined.

50 years ago, Thursday, October 21, 1971 Great excitement reigned at Oak Rest Home, west Fifth Avenue on Friday, Oct. 1, when George L. Foerster celebrated his 100th birthday. The Co-op Service Station in Neepawa became the first in Manitoba to win the “Award of Excellence” last Wednesday. There are only seven such stations in western Canada. Miss Doris Baker R.N. S.C.M., a member of the Leprosy Mission, will be sharing her five years of experience in India through an illustrated Kodachrome talk, on Friday, Oct. 29 at 8 o’clock in the Christian Education Centre, Neepawa United Church. Miss Baker is a graduate of the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, B.C. and a classmate of Mrs. Graham Bradshaw. She took further training in

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Congratulations were given to Geoff Burton in 1991, as he became the proud owner of triplet calves. They’d been born on Sept. 18, 1991 from a dairy cow. Each calf weighed 60 to 65 pounds. According to a quote from Dr. Stephen LeBlanc, a veterinarian and professor at the University of Geulph, in a CBC article dated Feb. 3, 2021, the odds of a cow having triplets is between 10,000 and 100,000 to one. How’s that for rare?

midwifery in England on her way to India. At present, she is on furlough and will be returning shortly to Nasik Leprosy Home and Hospital, Maharashtra, India. 40 years ago, Thursday, October 22, 1981 Langford council has decided unanimously against rezoning a one acre parcel of land on which Allied Lumber Sales has been doing business since last June, Reeve Merv Drayson said this week. The company will have to find another location or stop doing business, as a business is not allowed to operate on land which is zoned Agricultural. Roberta Lee Osborne, of Birnie, received her Licensed Practical Nursing

Diploma from Keewatin Community College, The Pas, in June of 1981. Roberta is the youngest daughter of Mary Evelyn and the late Wilfred Osborne. She is now employed at St. Paul’s Personal Care Home for senior citizens at The Pas. 30 years ago, Tuesday, October 22, 1991 The manager of Schwan’s in Marshall, Minn. says the company is ready to expand its freezer facilities in Neepawa. Eddie Smith said the company will build an

addition to its current refrigeration unit, which was built onto the old Neepawa Creamery. 20 years ago, Monday, October 22, 2001 Plumas: Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Gal attended the wedding of their daughter Tammy on Oct. 6 in Winnipeg. Other family members attending were her brother Mr. and Mrs. Dean Gal and family, Grandma Margaret Gal and Betty Kollar, of Neepawa, and her aunt Mr. and Mrs. Ken Smith and Amber of St. Albert, AB. ing Excit are s thing ning! e happ


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Local 4-H members awarded ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ scholarships Last week the Manitoba 4-H Council announced Leaders of Tomorrow scholarships for four current and former 4-H Club members to assist with their post-secondary education tuition fees. Among these recipients were Rayna Topham, of Minnedosa, and Cameron Giannotti, of Neepawa. Both Topham and Giannotti received $10,000 from the 4-H Manitoba, made possible by a $1 million endowment fund from the provincial government that allowed for the gifting of a total of $42,500 in scholarships this year. Topham was involved with the Minnedosa MultiPurpose 4-H Club and Minnedosa 4-H for Teens Club, her affiliation with the group starting when she was just eight years old. Topham remained with the club until she graduated highschool, learning skills such as cooking, sewing, money management and outdoor survival. During her time with the club she also held the executive positions of club president, vice president and secretary. Topham cites her older sister’s, younger brother’s and mother’s involvement in 4-H as her inspiration for remaining active in the program, fueling her drive to take on new projects within the club. Currently studying at Brandon University, Topham is

majoring in English with a minor in history, pursuing a three-year bachelor of arts Degree. Topham will be graduating in 2022 and plans on joining the education field as a highschool teacher. In an article by the Brandon Sun, Topham credited her experiences with the 4-H Club for her decision to pursue an education-based career. “I felt a much larger responsibility completing my postsecondary education because I know that I’m now only responsible for myself, but I’m responsible for what I’m going to be teaching in the future,” said Topham in the article. “That whole ‘learn by doing’ concept is totally applicable here. It’s really put a lot of positive pressure on me to stay engaged in my classes and keep up with all my readings, because I know that the knowledge that I’m gaining is going to be helping the students that I’m teaching in the future.” Cameron Giannotti Giannotti was a member of the Belles, Beaus and Builders 4-H Club of Neepawa for nine years and is currently applying to a variety of law schools. He hopes to attend the University of Manitoba, the University of Victoria or the University of British Columbia (UBC). Prior to applying for law, Giannotti completed an undergrad degree in geography from the UBC and a graduate degree in

School divisions now testing staff for COVID-19 By Casper Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press The return to full-time schooling amidst the pandemic has meant making adjustments for safety. As part of the province’s vaccination mandate, these safety precautions now include COVID-19 testing for educational staff. All teachers and other staff were required to confirm if they were vaccinated, not vaccinated or did not want to disclose their status. The Beautiful Plains School Division (BPSD) began collecting this information from its staff on Sept. 8, with all results confirmed before the first test of staff was required on Oct. 18. All staff who are not vaccinated or did not share their vaccination status are required to be tested. “Currently in BPSD, 95.8 per cent of our regular staff are fully vaccinated,” said Jason Young, BPSD superintendent. Young told the Banner & Press that the testing kits the BPSD is using cost $175, plus shipping, per kit. Each kit contains 25 rapid tests, bring-

ing the cost of tests to approximately $7 each. These costs are, for the BPSD’s current supply, being covered by the Federal government and the tests provided by the Federal and provincial government. The current supply of tests is expected to last into December, afterwhich more tests will need to be procured through the province. It is unclear to the BPSD at this time as to who will be responsible for the cost of test procurement when that time comes. Testing requirements Each individual that is required to be tested will undergo COVID-19 testing three times per week. All tests will be done outside regular work hours, with two tests per week being conducted without direct supervision and one test per week with direct supervision. The supervised test includes an attestation form that is signed and submitted weekly to Young by the test supervisors. The testing process requires the individual to do a nasal swab, going approxi-

mately one inch within each nostril. The swab is then put into an extraction tube that contains a “buffer fluid”, which is then dripped onto a testing device. After 15 minutes, the device provides either a negative or positive result. “If the results are positive, the staff member then goes for a PCR test to confirm the results,” Young explained. “The intent is for no staff member who is not vaccinated to have contact with students without having a negative test within the last 48 hours.” Young added, “If a person tests positive with a rapid test, the staff member is immediately sent home– once it is deemed safe– without any contact with staff and students. They are then required to go for a PCR test at a testing site and do not return to work until directed to by Public Health.” This vaccination mandate is expected by Dr. Brent Roussin, chief public health officer, to remain in effect until at least the spring of 2022.

communications and technology from the University of Alberta. Giannotti has told the Brandon Sun that he aims to take everything he has learned throughout his education, involvement in 4-H and career experience and use it to act as an environmental lawyer. “I was looking at environmental sustainability and environmental management primarily,” Giannotti said in the Brandon Sun article. “With my graduate degree my research looked at the environmental impacts of social media hotspots, which is the tie into the technology side of things.” Giannotti explained that his work centred on how people becoming more aware of different destinations through the use of social media platforms can lead to damage of the site, due to the increase in visitors to that area. During his time in the Neepawa 4-H Club, Giannotti tackled woodworking, money management, cooking, robotics and more. Giannotti also gained experience in a variety of executive positions with the club, including president and treasurer. The grants provided to Topham and Giannotti were granted in honour of Margaret Buydens, Bruxelles 4-H Crew and Rona Kamfoly, Ethelbert 4-H Club respectively.

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When Neepawa’s Dillan Neufeld learned that he had Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma, his family and friends immediately banded together to offer their love and support. Almost as quickly, the community that he had called home most of his life, did the same and en masse. Now, almost a year after the initial diagnosis, the community’s support for the young man and his family only seems to be getting stronger. Late last year, Neufeld, likely known to many Banner & Press readers for his impressive athletic exploits, was diagnosed with TCell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. He returned home to Manitoba from Edmonton to be with his family during his treatment. Since that time, Neufeld has undergone chemotherapy in Winnipeg. Members of the family, however, had to take leave from work to be with him in the city while the treatment took place. Anyone who has been in Winnipeg for any extended period of time knows it can quickly become an expensive proposition. Travel expenses, hotel stays during treatments and medications can very quickly accumulate a hefty cost. That is why, according to Brandi Falk, a family friend of the Neufelds, everyone pulled together to assist with the financial burden. And, that’s how ‘I Stand With Neuf ’ began. Early enthusiasm maintained As with many fundraising efforts, the initial surge

of support was extremely strong. Falk and Amanda Martin opened a benefit account for Dillan at Stride Credit Union for donations and a few local fundraisers were also planned. The response was tremendous. In an interview with the Banner & Press back in January, Falk noted that “The family is feeling blessed and forever grateful for all the support, generosity and love they have received this far, and wish to extend a huge thank you to all, everyone from near and far.” For many fundraising efforts, there is also the fear that the early enthusiasm can begin to wane over time. Fortunately, that is not the case here, as Neepawa continues to show its support heading into the winter. An online auction has been organized via social media, and has received a lot of support. About 400 people have joined the event page on Facebook, with bidding going strong. Organizers have indicated that they are still receiving messages from people and businesses wanting to donate. As of the publication deadline, there were

have been shown,” said the statement. “Our two goals were to help ease the financial stress in any way the family needs, so Dillan and his family can focus more on spending time with each other, focusing on what each day brings and not be overwhelmed by financial stress, and secondly to let them know they are not alone in this fight, that a whole community of people across many provinces actually are rallying with them every step of the way.”

there in this time of need. Cash donations from Your Dollar Store With More, Rotor’s Bakery, and Hiller Electric have been made, while Boston Pizza in Neepawa donated $5 for every medium and large pizza bought on the first two Fridays in October. The Neepawa Titans, Whitey’s Fitness Body Shop, Chicken Chef Neepawa and Farmery Brewery are also offering support, through a variety of fund-raising event.


Neepawa and surrounding communities have rallied to support Dillan Neufeld and his family through the I Stand with Neuf fundraiser.

60 prizes donated by 50 individuals, businesses or groups from across the region. The bidding will close on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 12:00 p.m. Additional supports continue to build Several other businesses also took it upon themselves to help the family by creating their own I Stand With Neuf fundraisers. Individual efforts

have included Jerri-Anne Pastershank auctioning off Christmas Mini packages on her photography page, Christine Pedersen and Colleen Mutch, who hosted an Epicure fundraiser and Raelynn Rainka and Ashlee Plett have teamed up to host a Young Living Essential Oil fundraiser. As well, many businesses who have donated previously to Dillan and his family continue to be

Dillan Neufeld with his parents Dan and Rhonda and brother Riley.

Overwhelming and heartwarming In a statement sent to the Banner & Press on Tuesday, Oct. 19, Falk and Martin once again expressed their gratitude to everyone who has supported the family and continues to be there to this day. “Our community is really strong, and has shown time and time again all of us coming together to support people and families in their toughest times. It has been truly heartwarming to see all the support though, and Dillan and the Neufeld family is forever grateful for everyone’s generosity and kindness they


An update In September, Rhonda Neufeld, Dillan’s mom, shared this update, “The stem cell transplant is no longer an option for Dillan. The cancer keeps reoccurring in his cerebral spinal fluid. They do not have a cure for the blood to brain barrier. Dillan will continue to do treatment for as long as treatment works or until his body has had enough. They cannot give us a time frame as to how long the cancer will be controlled by therapy. So the goal is to live with the cancer since they cannot cure it”. The most recent update has noted that Dillan has had radiation done, but the outcome was not what everyone had hoped. The leukaemia part of the disease has returned and Dillan will continue to do what treatment he can for as long as he can. Anyone who wishes to support the fundraisers, learn how to donate and wishes to receive updates on Dillan’s condition can do so on their Facebook page, I Stand With Neuf, as well as their Instagram account @istandwithneuf.

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TIGER NEWS FROM NACI NACI soccer club wraps up season on a high note


The NACI Tigers soccer team finished off their season with a 2-1 victory over Minnedosa on Oct. 13,earning the title of Zone 7 Champions. Full details on the team’s victory will appear in the Oct. 29 edition of the Banner & Press.

NACI Tigers claim top spot in volleyball tournament By Eoin Devereux

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The NACI Tigers Varsity Boys Volleyball Team. (Back row: Coach Reggie Vasquez, E.J. Mapacpac, Chlark Wandag, Rich Famin, Kenji Sarmiento, John Lopez, Angelito DeGuzman, Ivan Alday. Front row: Ethan Lizotte, Gabe Valero, Keith Logronio. Not present: Gatlyn Plett, Lance Balagulan and Lennon Carr.

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The Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute (NACI) Tigers were the top team at 2021 MCI Invitational Boys Volleyball Tournament, recently held in Minnedosa. The Tigers first defeated the host team, Minnedosa Chancellors, by the score of 25-19, 25-23. NACI then followed that up with an intense 26-24, 25-22 win over the Rivers Rams in the final. NACI Var sity Boys volleyball coach Reggie Vasquez said that since be-

ing able to return to play, the team has been working very hard in practice and to see that effort rewarded with this tournament win is great to see. “After a year-long hiatus from competitive sport due to COVID, the opportunity for students to participate has been a blessing for all sports enthusiasts. First, congratulations to the Rivers Rams on making it to the finals,” said Vasquez. “Honestly, the boys put in the hard work, attending additional practices and giving up free time, the extra hours paid off. In the finals against Rivers,

we were two points away from a set loss, which could have changed absolutely everything, but they kept their intensity and focus and were able to pull out the win. I’m so proud of the team, they came together, practiced with intensity and purpose, at the event they played as a true team. Everyone on the roster should be proud, even those players not able to play this one. Our journey to date has been a group effort.” Next up for NACI is the Carberry Varsity Volleyball Tournament, which is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23.

NACI football reign in the rain


The pre-season has begun for the Neepawa Tigers in the Westman High School Hockey League. The Tigers started with an 8-4 loss to the GCB Wildcats on Friday, Oct. 15 (Pictured). NACI would bounce back the very next night, however, defeating the Vincent Massey Vikings by the score of 4-1. The regular season will start for NACI on Saturday, Oct. 24, when the Tigers travel to Brandon to play Crocus Plains. Neepawa’s home opener will be Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.


The Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute (NACI) Tigers football team had to battle a lot more than just their undefeated opposition on Wednesday, Oct. 13. In the midst of torrential rainfall, the Tigers found a way to defeat the Southwest Sabres, by the score of 8-6. The victory improved NACI’s regular season record to 3-1.



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Neepawa Titans split weekend games against Swan Valley Stampeders


Game results

Neepawa 3-2 SO Swan Valley

First Period No scoring Second Period 06:01 SV C. Barnes (5) ASST: J. Gagon (6), J. Valentino (8) PP 13:13 NPA C. Brust (2) ASST: D. Wilton (5), C. Trimble (1) PP 17:35 SV A. Rajsigi (3) ASST: B. Fortin (7), J. Valentino (9) Third Period 10:46 NPA R. Gudnason (5) ASST: M. Thiessen (5), W. Highet (4) PP Overtime No scoring Shootout NPA: W. Highet - No goal; C. Trimble Goal; D. Wilton - No goal; J. Lapointe - Goal; C. Brust - No goal; R. Gudnason - Goal. Total goals - 3. SV: N. Fladager - No goal; J. Valentino Goal; A. Rajsigi - No goal; L. Pahtayken - Goal; t. Sauder - No goal; C. Barnes - No goal. Total goals - 2. Scoring 1 2 3 OT SO Total PP NPA 0 1 1 0 1 3 2/2 SWAN 0 2 0 0 0 2 1/1 Goaltenders NPA - E. Demers - 28/30 saves SWAN - D. Black - 33/35 saves Attendance: 362 - Centennial Arena

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Wayway 6-4 OCN Dauphin 4-3 Virden Wpg Blues 4-2 Selkirk Winkler 8-5 Wpg Freeze Steinbach 7-3 Portage

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Dauphin 4-2 Virden Wpg Blues 3-0 Selkirk Winkler 3-0 Wpg Freeze

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Wayway 5-1 OCN Steinbach 6-5 OT Portage

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Swan Valley 5-4 SO Neepawa

First Period 04:48 NPA J. Lapointe (4) ASST: J. Blake (1), D. Wilton (6) 15:06 NPA M. Thiessen (2) ASST: R. Gudnason (2) Second Period 02:07 SV J. Valentino (5) ASST: Unassisted 08:11 SV Q. Mulder (1) ASST: A. Rajsigi (5) PP 11:02 NPA M. Thiessen (3) ASST: C. Brust (5) PP Third Period 05:15 SV C. Barnes (6) ASST: J. Paler-Chow (1), J. Valentino (10) PP 11:33 SV J. Valentino (6) ASST: Unassisted 15:02 NPA C. Brust (3) ASST: D. Wlton (7), C. Smith (3) Overtime No scoring Shootout NPA: C. Trimble - No goal; J. Lapointe - No goal; R. Gudnason - Goal. Total goals - 1. SV: J. Valentino - Goal; J. Paler-Chow No goal; J. Betcher - Goal. Total goals - 2. Scoring 1 2 3 OT SO Total PP SWAN 0 2 2 0 1 5 2/5 NPA 2 1 1 0 0 4 1/5 Goaltenders SWAN - K. Grant - 22/26 saves NPA - E. Demers - 20/24 saves Attendance: 367 - Yellowhead Centre

Points leaders MJHL leaders E. Fawkes (WB) J. Vanderhooft B. Fischer (VDN) B. Fischer (DAU) Q. Pepper (STN

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Club 55 Bowling League results: Oct. 14/21. Men’s High Single & Triple: Len Pritchard 226 & 576. Ladies’ High Single & Triple: Vivian Oswald 209 & 517. Other Scores to Note: Frank Porada 184, 201; Pauline Hailstone 171, 187; Darrell Gabler 154, 173, 164; Len Pritchard 189, 161;

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Neepawa’s Jaegar Lapointe presses in on the Swan Valley net, during a shootout at the Yellowhead Centre on Sunday, Oct. 17. Lapointe

By Eoin Devereux

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While the Neepawa Titans picked up three of a possible four points in a pair of games over the weekend, the team feels as though it remains stuck on a treadmill in relation to catching up to those ahead of them in the MJHL standings. The Titans collected a much needed win in Swan River on Friday, Oct. 15, beating the Swan Valley Stampeders 3-2 in a shootout. Connor Brust and Rylan Gudnason scored in regulation for Neepawa. Then Gudnason, along with Cameron Trimble and Jaegar Lapointe, all tallied goals during the shootout, which gave the Titans one more than the Stamps were able to reply back with. Two nights later, Neepawa jumped out to an early two goal advantage at home, but were unable to maintain the lead, ultimately falling 5-4. The Titans came to play early, scoring two goals just four minutes apart. Jaeger Lapointe gave the Titans a 1-0 lead 4:48 into the game, collecting his fourth of the season. Mitch Thiessen then picked up the

game’s second goal a few minutes later. Swan replied back with a pair of goals in the first 10 minutes of the second period, before Thiessen scored his second of the night and third of the year, making it 3-2 going into the third. For the final period in regulation, Swan Valley scored twice to take the lead, before Connor Brust tied it up late. While Neepawa had several close opportunities in overtime to end it, this game, just like the one in Swan River, ended up needing to go to a shootout. On this occasion, Swan Valley’s Cody Barnes and Quinn Mulder each scored a goal, while goaltender Kobe Grant picked up the win. With 10 games in the

books on their regular season schedule, the Neepawa Titans (3-5-1-1. 8 points) find themselves in real battle for third place in the Western Division. Neepawa, Swan Valley, Virden and OCN all find themselves within 2 points of one another. The Titans will play against the Swan Valley Stampeders on Friday, Oct. 22 at the Yellowhead

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By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press • The Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame held its fall meeting September 22 via Zoom with 16 members present. This organization will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022 and is looking for some special activities to celebrate. They plan to hold a second annual golf tournament in Neepawa during the summer (date to be determined). Selected for induction in June of 2023 in the class of 2021 are eight individuals; Corey Billaney (Boissevain), Jeff Bouchard (St. Boniface), Junior Brake (Boissevain), Keith Carriere (St.Laurent/Elmwood), Patti Hacault (Holland), Laurie Langrell (Warren/ Balmoral), Todd Smith (Hamiota – deceased), and Thomas Smith (Steinbach – deceased) plus four teams: Hamiota Royals Juveniles - 1966 Western Canada Champions, Minnedosa Mavericks (2006-15) - 10 consecutive Santa Clara League championships, Reston Rockets (2009-13) top MSBL team, nationals at Prince George, BC and St. John’s, Nfld, and Norwood (1953-6) Winnipeg champions. Banquets have not been held for two years, but the class of 2020 will be honoured June 4, 2022. Many organizations have had to postpone banquets during the last two years. Rick Brownlee, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame executive director, explains that they plan to host two banquets, Nov 4 and Apr. 21, to induct one half of their class of 2021 each time, at the Victoria Inn, Winnipeg with a limit of 300 at each event. The Manitoba Volleyball Hall of Fame plans to host a banquet Saturday, Nov. 27 in Brandon with a strong Westman representation. Further details will be available soon. • After a two year absence, the Carberry United Church will host a chicken take-out supper Saturday, Nov. 12. Tickets are $15 and meals must be ordered by Nov. 5 by calling or texting Hazel at 841-2419, calling Brenda at 834-2913,

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or messaging the Carberry United Church via Facebook. The Carberry Food Cupboard is open every Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., but will also open 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month starting Oct. 28. The United Church Funds for Fire Outreach Campaign concluded Oct. 3. Rev. Emma Seamone was on study leave in Winnipeg Oct. 12 to 17. • The Girl Guides organization started up Oct. 6 at the United Church Hall, with 25 girls registered in Sparks, Brownies, and Guides. They meet every second Wednesday and registrations are still available. Jackie Burton and Karla Robertson lead the younger girls, while Sarah Graham and Leah Bryant are in charge of the Guides. Their famous Girl Guides cookie campaign started at the CPR Park Oct. 13. Some may still be available. • Carson Bjarnason (16), of Carberry, the Brandon Wheat Kings back up goalie, made 39 stops and was named first game star Oct. 11 as the Wheaties doubled the host Regina Pats 4-2. • Belated wedding congratulations to former Carberry residents Leroy (93) and Leona (89) Fisher ,who celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on Oct. 4. They now reside in Yellowhead Manor in Neepawa. • Carberry Plainsmen are busy organizing for the new season in the East Division of the Tiger Hills Senior Hockey League (THHL) after a three year absence. Minnedosa, Neepawa, Gladstone, MacGregor, Pilot Mound, Cartwright, and Wawanesa are other members of the division.


A new sign has been installed by the RM of Oakview to spotlight Cardale’s sports heritage.

Their first game and home opener is slated for Oct. 29 against Wawanesa. Then they travel to Neepawa on Oct. 30. • The RM of Oakview has helped publicize the Cardale community sports heritage with a beautiful sign near the ball diamond, commemorating the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame induction of Graeme Shaw (2000) and Bruce Stephens (2019). Their Cardale Cougars Bantams/Midgets/ Bisons (1971-75) excelled at the Provincial and Western Canada tournaments in Westlock and Barrhead, Alberta will be inducted with the class of 2020 on June 4, 2022 at Morden. • The Robin’s Nest (corner of Highway #1 and #5) has suffered greatly due to COVID-19, like many small businesses, but are making several renovations. The restaurant is open and a convenience store is being added, as are Esso gas pumps. Contractor, Cody Campbell, has completely renovated ten motel rooms. Smart Electric is also involved in the changes. • In volleyball, Erickson Eagles visited the Cougardome for a set of Zone 7 games October 7. The

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took three consecutive sets. • Carberry Grade 8 students are conducting a Scare Away Hunger campaign Thursday, Oct. 28 for the Community Food Bank. If you able to contribute and will be away, please leave items on your step. • The new arena lobby seats and windows are a huge improvement. • Carberry Figure Skating Club, with 34 skaters, the largest number in many years, opened the season Oct.12. Instructors are Teddi Garvey and Jensyn Baron. • Several Carberry runners participated in the Zone 7 Cross Country event at the Langford Trails October 6. Brayden Bobier and

Richard LaPorte finished second and third overall. Junior varsity runners were Nathan Dyck, Dylan Hood, Jaxon Mueller and Jack Ramsey. Senior varsity runners included Kylan Aitken, Trey Dickson, Talen Graham, Tyler Hood, Johnny Meyers, Carson Nakonechny and Jaren Waldner. Hockey coach Corey Forbes would be impressed! Hannah Polasek and Natasha Bauche ran in the JV girls’ class. • The American land border will be open in early November for non-essential traffic if fully vaccinated.

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Obituary Irene Bernice Pasowisty 1929 - 2021

Irene Bernice Pasowisty (nee Rainkie), beloved wife of the late John Pasowisty, passed away on October 11, 2021, in Country Meadows Personal Care Home, Neepawa, Manitoba. Mom (Baba), was 92 years of age. Mom was born on August 19, 1929, at Elk Ranch, Manitoba; the first of seven children born to Alex and Helen Rainkie. She married her life partner John Pasowisty on May 25, 1947, in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church at Mountain Road, Manitoba and together, they raised nine children on their farm at Elk Ranch, Manitoba. In 1975, Mom and Dad retired from farming and bought a house in Neepawa. When Dad passed away in June 2005, Mom continued to live in their house for another 5 years until 2010. Health reasons caused her to move between the Neepawa Hospital and Yellowhead Manor for 3 years, before moving to Country Meadows PCH in 2013, where she resided for 8 years until her passing. Mom was happy in Country Meadows, where she was known to everyone as Baba. Not one to sit and complain, she participated in many activities such as baking, crafts, bingo, Handy Van excursions and listening to music supplied by different bands. One of her favourite winter pastimes was watching the Winnipeg Jets play hockey. She looked forward to and cherished visits from her family and friends. She loved the Family Christmas Parties where she could spend time with as many as were able to attend. Mom was a devoted Catholic, faithfully attending St. John's Ukrainian Catholic Church and helping at their functions. During her time in Country Meadows, she attended Mass whenever Father Mark Filips was able to hold it. Her faith and strong will helped her to get through the pain in the passing of her husband, 4 daughters, 1 brother, 1 sister and 2 sons-in-law. Despite these tragedies, she maintained her sense of humour and we had many good laughs with her. Left to mourn Mom's (Baba's) passing are her children: Ike Pasowisty (Michele), Iris Knechtel (Richard), Lorrie Pasowisty (Brent), Leona McKinna (Scott), Michael Pasowisty (Shelly), sons-in-law Graeme Radford and Jim Nagorski, 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Also, her sisters Bertha Chemerika, Velma (Ernie) Speiss, Carol Pasosky; brother Nelson (Dilly) Rainkie, plus many nieces, nephews and friends. Mom was predeceased by her husband John Pasowisty; daughters Sharon Madill, Shirley Pasowisty, Janet Pasowisty and Beverly Rubachuk; parents Alex and Helen Rainkie; brother Vernie Rainkie; sister Margaret Kostenchuk; sons-in-law Ron Rubachuk and Orville Madill; brothers-in-law Almer Pasosky and John Chemerika. Pallbearers were Rob Flipchuk, Richard Knechtel, Trent Madill, Ian McKinna, Reed Neumann and Cody Pasowisty. The family would like to thank all the staff at Country Meadows PCH for the wonderful care that they gave Mom (Baba) over the years; Velda Bradley for leading the prayers and graveside funeral service; Brian James and everyone at White's Funeral Home for their help and all those who sent cards, food and flowers. Goodbye Mom (Baba). Rest In Peace; we will miss you.

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Obituary Duane Emile LaCoste

1941 – 2021 How do you give the measure of a good man in a couple of inches in the obituary section of a newspaper? Suffice it to say that Duane was a loving and caring husband to Jean (Leatherdale) for 59 years, and a strong & wonderful father to Lori, Cheryl, Sylvia (Mark) and Diane (Fred). He loved his grandchildren Averyl (Mitch), Janna (Cody), Landon (Skye), Danika (Matt), Ryan (Grace), Jordyn, Jacquie and Graham. He sang silly songs to his great grandchildren Lauren, Peyton, Theoren and Lucas. He stayed in regular touch over the years with his siblings, cousins, and friends across Canada, because that was important to do. Duane served in the RCMP for 23 years, retiring in 1985 in Minnedosa as Sergeant. He had moved his family from Estevan to Ottawa, Pembroke, The Pas, Thompson, before settling us in Minnedosa. He served as Secretary-Treasurer of Rolling River School Division for fifteen years, until retirement in 2000. Not one to sit idly at home in retirement, he ran and was elected for Minnedosa town council in 2002. He became Mayor in 2003 and retired after serving two terms in 2010. Was it finally time to rest and enjoy life? Almost! There was still time to serve on various committees, such as Chairman of Christ Lutheran, Neepawa, two terms as President of Gen. Hugh Dyer Legion Br 138, member of Minnedosa Lions Club, a few years with the Manitoba Liquor Commission. There was always time for a good game of golf, family time at the cabin at Otter Lake, trips to see lovely parts of the world, the Blue Jays and SK Roughriders to cheer on or yell at! But mostly he enjoyed the life that God gave him and lived it as fully as he could in thanks for that wonderful gift. His family and a few cherished friends were able to celebrate Dad’s 80th birthday this past August. Although weakened by cancer, Dad had one of the best days of his life. We laughed, reminisced and enjoyed the beautiful summer day. We were blessed to be by his side when he died at Minnedosa Hospital September 10th. Funeral service was September 16th, officiated by Pastor James Vosper at Christ Lutheran, Neepawa. Pastor’s homily “Heaven is Our Home” gave us all great comfort. Committal service was September 17th at Minnedosa Cemetery, where the Legion Color Party stood vigil and his family bid him farewell. Jean and daughters would like to thank everyone for the beautiful cards and flowers sent in honour of Dad and cherished memories shared. Kindly consider donating to MREC (c/o Town of Minnedosa), Minnedosa Legion Br #138 or a charity of your choice. White’s Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.

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Obituary James Lobban It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our Father, James Lobban, at the Third Crossing Manor. Dad was born to his parents, Fred and Laurena Lobban in the Gladstone area. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces for three and a half years as an airframe mechanic during the Second World War. Upon discharge he returned to the family farm in the Golden Stream District and married Mabel Erven in 1947. Dad is survived by two sons, Gary and Kelvin, and a sister, Pearl Lobban, of Summerland, BC., and several cousins. Dad lived in the Gladstone area most of his life and worked at several jobs, including the Gladstone Auction Mart, Ambulance Assistant, Personal Care Home Nurses Aide and MacLeods Hardware Store. Dad was a long time member of the Canadian Legion 110, served as a Padre for forty years and served on the Board for the Gladstone United Church. He was always willing to perform volunteer services, including driving residents to appointments. Dad was one of integrity, honesty and thoughtfulness. He always put others before himself. His legacy is one of service to his country and his community of friends and neighbours and making people happy ahead of himself. The family would like to thank the Southern Health Unit and Home Care, Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone Legion 110, and the Gladstone United Church for their services in time of need. Donations can be made to the Third Crossing Manor in Gladstone. A funeral service was held on Monday, October 18, 2021 with interment at the Gladstone Cemetery. Clarke’s Funeral Home Gladstone/MacGregor in care of arrangements.

Susan Katherine Jones

Susan Katherine Jones, born February 22nd, 1940 in York, England, passed away July 5th, 2021 in Brandon, Manitoba where she was resident after several years of declining health. Susan was the second of five children of Horace and Kathleen Haworth. She was predeceased by Horace and Kathleen, by Richard (the fourth child), and is survived by siblings Stephen, John and Robert. Susan was always fond of animals. As a girl she fell in love with horses, and earned time riding them by doing chores at a local stable in East Retford, Nottinghamshire, where the Haworth family moved in 1946. After high school education at Ackworth School, Yorkshire, and Lorne House School, Retford, Susan entered the psychiatric nursing field at Rampton HighSecurity Hospital. In 1965, she emigrated to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, where she earned a Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing at the School of Nursing at the Manitoba Home. This set the course of her working life, taking care of the mentally disabled. In her spare time, she pursued her passion for animals, housing a variety, including horses, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, pigs, rabbits and birds. She became an expert dog breeder, breeding King Charles Spaniels, Finnish Spitz and Huskies. She had many friends in the Gladstone community, including many through the Gladstone Christian Fellowship, where she served often in the Treasure Chest, a non-profit thrift store. Susan is fondly remembered by friends and family for her gentleness, kindness and her love for all of God’s creatures. A Memorial Service for Susan will be held at Gladstone Christian Fellowship, 201 Morris Ave S, Gladstone MB, at 11am on October 23rd, 2021. In order to limit Covid risk, the family requests that attendance be limited to those who have been double vaccinated, or have had Covid, or have had a recent negative PCR test. Also, masks are requested to be worn while indoors. A recording of the service will be available on this website for those who are unable to attend the gathering. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone ~ MacGregor in care of arrangements.

Coming Events MOPs - Mothers of Preschoolers

is launching at Calvary Chapel Tuesday, October 26th • 9:30 - 11:30 am Meeting the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays Contact Leah Anderson at 204-865-2366 or for info or to register

Invitation Come & Go Tea In Memory of

Judy Roe

Neepawa Legion Hall Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 • 1 – 3 p.m. Dainties, coffee and tea served. Private family service to be held at a later date. Must be fully vaccinated to attend.

In Memory

Edith May (Beach)

Oct. 19 1921 - Jan. 20 2007

Fred W.G. Hares

Oct. 7 1912 - Oct. 19 1973 Warm memories are held in our hearts as God holds them in his warm embrace. Susan, Brenda, Freda, Nancy, Barb & Families

Obituary Cameron Ernest Goertzen Cameron Ernest Goertzen passed away peacefully on October 14, 2021. Cam was born Feb 11, 1961, he was predeceased by his parents George & Anne Goertzen. Left to remember Cam are his siblings, Ron, Sharon (Rick), Rick (Tammy), Gary (Loretta), Patti (Dean), nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, extended family and friends. Cam was born and raised in Gladstone, after graduation, Cam headed up north to work with his uncle, cousin and brother in a logging camp. Cam left the country a simple boy, came back all grown up with his new car and cool clothes. He enjoyed living the country life and enjoyed his career as a farm labourer, he was dedicated to his employers over the years. Cam joined his Dad, Mom and brothers at the family business – Goertzen Feed Service during the winter months. Cam’s interests in his younger years included dirt biking which earned him the nickname of Old Smoke, heading up to Weiner Hill for a Sunday afternoon of fun with family & friends; deer hunting with a bonfire and a Canadian in his hand. While in Third Crossing Manor, Cam enjoyed helping wherever he could – cleaning up after bingo, peeling potatoes for salad, taking care of the garden and helping with residents. The family would like to thank the hospital staff at the Neepawa and Portage hospitals. A special thank you to Third Crossing Manor staff. Rest in peace Cam, you will be missed. Come and Go Viewing will take place on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 2 – 4 pm at Clarke’s Funeral Home in Gladstone. Graveside Service will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 2 pm in Gladstone Cemetery. Clarke’s Funeral Home Gladstone/MacGregor in care of arrangements.


Thank You A big thank you to our family, friends and neighbours for making our 25th wedding anniversary so special with your visits, phone calls, flowers and gifts. We are soblessed to have such great people in our lives.

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Municipality of Glenella - Lansdowne PUBLIC NOTICE

On the date and at the time and location shown below, a PUBLIC HEARING will be held to receive representations from any person(s) who wish to make them in respect to the following matter:


HEARING LOCATION: Stride Hall, 79 – 5th Street, Gladstone MB DATE & TIME: November 3rd, 2021, 2:00 pm Public Hearing GENERAL INTENT: To present the new proposed Zoning By-law for the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Coralie Smith, Chief Administrative Officer 14 Dennis Street East, Gladstone, MB R0J 0T0 Phone (204) 385-2332, Ext #:5 Email A copy of the above proposal and supporting material may be inspected on the Municipal Website: or at the location noted above during normal office hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm), Monday to Friday.

Council of The Municipality of Glenella – Lansdowne will be accepting proposals for the cash rent of the following parcel SW36-17-13 wpm. There are 65 acres that are readily available now. An additional 50 acres has been cleared of bush that will need some clean up as well as 20 acres which need to be brushed. The Municipality is operating an active gravel pit on this quarter. Additional information may be obtained from Roland Marohn. Proposals should be submitted to the municipal office at the following address by noon on Friday, October 29t, 2021. Dated this 14th day of October, 2021. Wendy Wutzke, Bsc, CMMA Chief Administrative Officer Municipality of Glenella – Lansdowne Box 10, Glenella, MB R0J 0V0 Phone 204-352-4281 Fax 204-352-4100 Email:


Pursuant to subsection 367(7) of The Municipal Act, notice is hereby given that unless the tax arrears for the designated year and costs in respect of the hereinafter described properties are paid in full to the Municipality prior to the commencement of the auction, the Municipality will on the 17th day of November, 2021, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at Municipality of McCreary, 432 First Avenue, McCreary, MB, proceed to sell by public auction the following described properties: Roll Number 8700



Assessed Value

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We are tentatively booking a bred cow sale for Oct 29. Cows must be pre-booked by Oct 22 in order to ensure we have enough to make a sale.

Ranch Retirement Auction for If you have cattle to consign please contact

Estate & Moving Greg & Ruth GladstoneZamyrkut Auction Mart at 204-385-2537 or Closes Wed NovSaturday 3 @ 7:00 PM

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Amount of Arrears & Costs for Which Property May be Offered for Sale





The tax sale is subject to the following terms and conditions with respect to each property: • The purchaser of the property will be responsible for any property taxes not yet due. • The Municipality may exercise its right to set a reserve bid in the amount of the arrears and costs. • If the purchaser intends to bid by proxy, a letter of authorization form must be presented prior to the start of the auction. • The Municipality makes no representations or warranties whatsoever concerning the properties being sold. • The successful purchaser must, at the time of the sale, make payment in cash, certified cheque or bank draft to the Municipality of Mccreary as follows: i) The full purchase price if it is $10,000 or less; OR ii) If the purchase price is greater than $10,000, the purchaser must provide a non-refundable deposit in the amount of $10,000 and the balance of the purchase price must be paid within 20 days of the sale; AND iii) A fee in the amount $309.75 ($295 plus GST) for preparation of the transfer of title documents. The purchaser will be responsible for registering the transfer of title documents in the land titles office, including the registration costs. • The risk for the property lies with the purchaser immediately following the auction. • The purchaser is responsible for obtaining vacant possession. • If the property is non-residential property, the purchaser must pay GST to the Municipality or, if a GST registrant, provide a GST Declaration. Dated this 5th day of October, 2021. Managed by: Lorna French Chief Administrative Officer Municipality of Mccreary Phone: (204) 835-2309 Fax: (204) 835-2649

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Auction Service SERVING THE PARKLAND AND SURROUNDING AREAS SINCE 1992 PO BOX 543 DAUPHIN, MB R7N 2V3 Phone (204) 629-2583 Cell: (204) 648-4541

Ranch Retirement Auction for Greg & Ruth Zamyrkut Farm Life - Week of April 23rd Notice Neepawa - Week of April 23rd Interlake -OF WeekPUBLIC of April 23rdAUCTION NOTICE


Pursuant to subsection 367(7) of The Municipal Act, notice is hereby given that unless the tax arrears for the designated year and costs in respect of the hereinafter described properties are paid in full to the Municipality prior to the commencement of the auction, the Municipality will on the 10th day of November, 2021, at the hour of 2:00 PM, at Municipality of WestlakeGladstone, 14 Dennis St. East, Gladstone, Manitoba, proceed to sell by public auction the following described properties: Roll Number

Amount of Arrears & Costs for Which Property May be Offered for Sale


Assessed Value



L -$37,900 B -$283,400



SW 1/4 16-15-11 WPM - 86039 RD 64W

L -$361,600 B -$31,900





The tax sale is subject to the following terms and conditions with respect to each property: • The purchaser of the property will be responsible for any property taxes not yet due. • The Municipality may exercise its right to set a reserve bid in the amount of the arrears and costs. • If the purchaser intends to bid by proxy, a letter of authorization form must be presented prior to the start of the auction. • The Municipality makes no representations or warranties whatsoever concerning the properties being sold. • The successful purchaser must, at the time of the sale, make payment in cash, certified cheque or bank draft to the Municipality of Westlake-Gladstone as follows: i) The full purchase price if it is $10,000 or less; OR ii) If the purchase price is greater than $10,000, the purchaser must provide a non-refundable deposit in the amount of $10,000 and the balance of the purchase price must be paid within 20 days of the sale; AND iii) A fee in the amount $309.75 ($295 plus GST) for preparation of the transfer of title documents. The purchaser will be responsible for registering the transfer of title documents in the land titles office, including the registration costs. • The risk for the property lies with the purchaser immediately following the auction. • The purchaser is responsible for obtaining vacant possession. • If the property is non-residential property, the purchaser must pay GST to the Municipality or, if a GST registrant, provide a GST Declaration. Dated this 15th day of October, 2021. Managed by: Coralie Smith Chief Administrative Officer Municipality of Westlake-Gladstone Phone: (204) 385-2332 Fax: (204) 385-2391

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Help Wanted Jarvis Trucking Ltd, Gladstone, MB.

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TURTLE RIVER SCHOOL DIVISION Is currently looking for a full time Custodian at McCreary School. This is a full time position, Monday – Friday, 8 hours daily. The starting wage for this position is $15.36 per hour. Further information regarding duties, hours & qualifications may be obtained by contacting the Turtle River School Division Maintenance Supervisor. Applications close when the position is filled. All employees of Turtle River School Division must provide a satisfactory Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry check. Please forward all applications complete with 3 references to: Stephen Oversby Maintenance Supervisor Turtle River School Division Box 309, McCreary, MB. R0J 1B0 Phone: (204) 835-2067 (extension 213) Email: Fax: (204) 835-2426 Although all applications are appreciated, only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

TURTLE RIVER SCHOOL DIVISION is seeking applications for a Electrical Construction / Industrial Program Teacher 1.0 FTE Term Position at Ste. Rose School for the Second Semester of the 2021-2022 school year. Begins on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 Job Description We are seeking an Electrical Construction / Industrial Arts Program Instructor for our “New” Electrical Construction Facility. The state of the art facility is set to be completed and ready to use as of December 2021. This will allow for the right instructor to teach students the Electrical Construction Vocational Trades Curriculum. Areas of instruction include, but are not limited to: Workplace Mentoring, Safety Practices, Building Codes, Generic Blueprint, Tools and Equipment, DC Theory, Series and Parallel Circuits, Conductors, Cables and Voltage Drop, Fundamental Writing and Raceway Installation. Qualifications Include: • Certificate of Qualification (Journeyperson) in the subject area; Red Seal Endorsement • Combined training and/or current, relevant experience in Electrical Construction/Industrial Electrician/Active Electrician fields; • Effective and written communication skills, interpersonal and problem solving skills and competence in managing change; • Demonstrated competence and relevant expertise in subject matter; • Appropriate personal characteristics for instructing in a high school/vocational setting. • A Teaching certificate is not required, but considered an asset. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter highlighting your qualifications and experience to Bev Szymesko, Superintendent Turtle River School Division by 12:00 noon on Friday, November 5, 2021 Email: Fax: (204) 835 2426 Phone: (204) 835 2067 We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

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TURTLE RIVER SCHOOL DIVISION Is currently looking for Substitute Custodial Cleaners to cover shifts in all Schools throughout the Division (Alonsa, Glenella, McCreary, Laurier, & Ste. Rose). These are substitute positions with different hours of work per location. The starting salary for this position is $14.91 per hour. Further information regarding duties, hours & qualifications may be obtained by contacting the Turtle River School Division Maintenance Supervisor. Applications close when the positions are filled. All employees of Turtle River School Division must provide a satisfactory Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry check. Please forward all applications complete with 3 references to: Stephen Oversby Maintenance Supervisor Turtle River School Division Box 309, McCreary, MB. R0J 1B0 Phone: (204) 835-2067 (extension 213) Email: Fax: (204) 835-2426 Although all applications are appreciated, only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.



SUMMARY: Full time/Permanent position at Pleasant Valley Golf Club. Position is March 1st to October 31st. This position reports directly to the Owners/Manager. The Superintendent directs and participates in the maintenance of all golf course features, equipment, and facilities. MAJOR DUTIES: • Assist in the daily operations of Pleasant Valley Golf Course • Aids in planning and supervising the maintenance of greens, tees, fairways, roughs, bunkers, etc... • Programming, repair, and maintenance of irrigations systems. • Superintendent is in charge of the implementation of an overall turf health program. This includes aeration, topdressing, and the application of pesticides, fertilizer, & chemicals to golf course turf. • Operates an assortment of golf course equipment, including but not limited to: mowers, utility vehicles, sweepers, brooms, rollers, rakes, utility vehicles, loaders, compressors, trenchers, automobiles, etc. • Mows golf course turf and performs daily course setup duties. • Maintains and repairs golf course equipment. • Trims and removes trees and brush. • Performs any and all golf course tasks as required. KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: • Working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course tees, fairways, roughs, bunkers, and greens; seeding and maintenance practices for golf course turf; planting, cultivating, pruning, and caring for plants, shrubs and trees; characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners; herbicides and pest control methods and materials • Irrigation system operation, repair, and maintenance • Maintenance of golf courses and facilities • Equipment operation and maintenance procedures SKILLS REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: • Operation of light and heavy equipment • Ability to keep and maintain daily records QUALIFICATIONS: • A valid driver’s license • Must have or be prepared to obtain the following: Core, Landscape, IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Certification Licenses Salary and terms to be discussed with successful candidate, depending on qualifications and experience Submit resume to: Pleasant Valley Golf Club Box 490, Glenboro, MB. R0K 0X0 OR email:

Health NEEPAWA COMMUNITY MINISTRIES CENTRE is seeking a dynamic person to join our team as a:

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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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Water Treatment Plant Operator The Rural Municipality of Rosedale is inviting applications for the position of a part-time Water Treatment Plant Operator for the Kelwood Public Water System. A detailed job description including responsibilities and qualifications is available to applicants upon request or can be viewed on our website at This position is open until filled. Rural Municipality of Rosedale Box 100 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Phone: 204-476-5414 Fax: 204-476-5431 Email: Website:


TURTLE RIVER SCHOOL DIVISION 2021/2022 Snow Removal Tenders Turtle River School Division invites tenders for Snow Removal at the following locations: Alonsa School • McCreary School Ecole Laurier • McCreary Bus Garage Glenella School • Ste. Rose School Please tender separately for each location. Tenders are to be on a per hour basis, complete with specifications of snow removal equipment and their individual per hour rate. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Please clearly mark any submitted tenders SNOW REMOVAL TENDER. Sealed submissions will be accepted by the undersigned until 12:00 noon Friday October 22nd, 2021. Please send Snow Removal Tender submissions to: Stephen Oversby Maintenance Supervisor Turtle River School Division Box 309 McCreary, Manitoba R0J 1B0 Phone: 835-2067 Fax: 835-2426



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Bulk water access restricted around Langruth Rural property owners informed availability will be halted until further notice By Eoin Devereux Neepawa Banner & Press Effective Monday, Oct. 18, a change has been made to bulk water access at the Langruth Water Treatment Plant. The Municipality of WestlakeGladstone has informed rural property owners that it must temporarily cut bulk water off from the facility. The reason given in the notice, which was posted last week on

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Letter to the editor: From despair to empowerment I recently attended a Zoom-presented workshop on climate change that was focused on helping participants move through feelings of despair and helplessness to empowerment. The information provided impacted me like nothing else. I came away feeling anxious, depressed and falling into feelings of despair. The presenter, Jonathon Gustin, gave us a seven minute overview of the current research on climate change. I have heard much of this information before, like the global temperature has increased by 1.8 degrees since the 1800s and that CO2 concentration holds heat in the atmosphere and has been increasing from the varying CO2 concentrations of 175-300

parts per million to over 400 parts per million. He also covered the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report, which forecasts a temperature rise of 2.5° to 10° F by the end of this century. The impacts of this will include: sea rise, ocean acidification, extreme storms, heat waves, droughts and mass extinctions. I learned about phenomenon like methane burps, which occur when arctic ice melts, releasing trapped methane gas. Methane is 86 times more potent than CO2. I also learned about the Albedo Effect, which is the absorption instead of the reflection of heat from the sun, as more of the soil and rock is exposed and the snow dissipates in the arctic.

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Scientists are predicting a full summer arctic melt to occur in five years. Perhaps I shouldn’t trust all the science that keeps coming up with all this information that is being interpreted for me. I would like to doubt it, but this summer’s heat waves, droughts, wild fires and record-breaking temperatures have brought me to a place that I know I can’t deny any longer. Learning about all of this and more, I realized the gravity of the issue in my core. So, I am facing it, the first step, and facing it doesn’t feel very good. I find myself with thoughts of doom and gloom for myself, my family, for all the innocent and beautiful nature around me, the communities around me and

all the already struggling people in the world. The mind can go on and on in all kinds of directions, carrying me away into a state of freezing terror. As I move through this first phase of facing what is now being called a climate emergency, I have been experiencing some glimpses of hope. Finding glimpses of hope has required me to dig deep within my being that surpasses all the worry and the doom and gloom. Life is infinitely creative. I see this when I look around me in nature or hear about an achievement like someone traveling in space. The possibilities are infinite and, although I fall back into the run away despairing thoughts frequently, the infinite is pulling me back

to a better place, too. This is a place that I am able to trust and take action, like writing this article, for example. Sharing my experience may be helpful for others who are starting to face the realities of our heating climate, too. I am grateful to our local Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL) group who have given me the opportunity to join with others to work towards a livable world. I would like to beg others to join in the cause, but I know that isn’t how it works. Everyone is moving forward at their own pace to work toward change. I think if people understood and faced how catastrophic global warming effects will be on us and the planet, and how soon it is coming, many

more people would join the climate activist movement. From Oct. 31 to Nov. 12, the UK will be hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP 26) in Glasgow. This conference and the commitment and actions of our leaders will be one of the key determinants of the future existence of this world and all its inhabitants. If you are reading this and are concerned, join in the voices of many who are speaking for the earth. There are a number of groups and organizations, including CCL, that are speaking for immediate and swift action on climate change. I believe the earth would be happy to have you. Gaylene Wiebe Onanole, MB

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Positive financial numbers for the Yellowhead Centre


The Neepawa Titans were cleaning up the community recently. The team was out and about in the Neepawa area on Oct. 18, cleaning up stray trash and recycling, collecting a hefty sum (pictured above). Recycle Manitoba sponsored the endeavour and are team partners with the Titans.

Volunteer run facility posts modest $8,957 profit By Eoin Devereux

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Despite dealing with an extended closure due to COVID-19 restrictions, the year-end numbers for the Yellowhead Centre in Neepawa are actually looking pretty positive. On Monday, Oct. 18, the Yellowhead volunteer board held its annual general meeting (AGM). The gathering was the public’s opportunity to review the volunteer run facility’s financial statements. Total income for the Yellowhead Centre last year, including the operational revenue, donations and the farming fundraiser project, totalled $386,947. The expenses, meanwhile, totalled $377,990, which means the Yellowhead closed out the year with a profit of $8,957. Yellowhead board presi-

dent Brian McCannell said the board is pleased to see the results are positive for this past year, considering the many challenges they have faced. “It’s a surprise, but a pleasant one, considering the circumstances with COVID and the public health shutdowns. We also had some employee turnover, which was also a challenge that we had to work through. But we are excited about the year to come, with hockey and figure skating back, and as well gymnastics [in the Yellowhead Hall]. It’s good to see kids enjoying the facility again,” said McCannell. Board members This year, McCannell is stepping down as board president, after serving a three year term in the position. He said he is

happy to have been a part of the progress the facility has been able to make in that time. As for who will step up next to fill the role, the position of president is currently vacant, as no individual put their name forward during the AGM. As well, Heather Todoruk, who most recently served as secretary for the board, will not be back for another term. The board for 2021/22 will consist of: President vacant; Secretary - Jackie Pollock; Minor Hockey rep - Jerry Chudley; Figure Skating rep - Jason Nadeau; NoStars rep Brian McCannell; Titans rep - Ken Pearson; Town of Neepawa rep - Darren Pudlo; Farmers rep - Rodney White; Tigers rep Troy Brister; Members at Large: Ed Hnidy and Ray Drayson.

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The local band known as Lunch Money performed at Neepawa’s Roxy Theatre on Oct. 15. The proceeds raised from the concert were to benefit the theatre. Pictured above: Lunch Money, comprised of Dave Zeke, Ron Nordstrom, Hughie McLaughlan and Greg Fleck, prepare to play their next song.

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The Neepawa United Church and St. James Anglican Church have a brand new tapestry for their anniversary. Made by Heather Cummings, Susan Phillips, Daphne Hall (pictured left) and Lane Englund (right), the tapestry is composed of bits of communion runners, altar hangings, old banners and table cloths from the St. James Anglican Church and tea towels, cloths and stoles from a former minister for the Neepawa United Church. The piece is meant to bring together each group’s history as one and symbolically join the two ministries, in the same way they have come together to create a new community of faith over recent years through their shared ministry.

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