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‘People have lost sight of what freedom means’ Local Ukrainian-Canadian couple shares perspective on Russian invasion

By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press While the whole world seems to be on the edge of their seats, watching what unfolds in Ukraine since Russia launched an invasion last week, there are many Ukrainian-Manitobans who have a vested interest in what the outcome will be. Pat Gawaziuk and her husband Ernie have deep Ukrainian roots. Their grandparents immigrated to Canada in the early 1900s from Ukraine, but they also have many friends who moved to Manitoba from Ukraine and know a few who are still living over there. “It’s scary,” Gawaziuk said of the Ukrainian crisis. “It’s been an ongoing thing,” she added. “We visited there in 2012 and we just felt the internal unrest at that time, and that’s 10 years ago.” She noted that she’s recently been in contact with many of her Ukrainian expat friends to let them know she’s thinking of them. She’s also had some updates from friends who still have family in Ukraine.

Neepawa resident s Ernie (pictured) and Pat Gawaziuk have deep Ukrainian roots. Their grandparents moved to Canada from Ukraine and they know several families who have moved from Ukraine and some who are still over there. PHOTO BY KIRA PATERSON

Real stories from people on the ground “I talked to a mom yesterday, she lives in Morden now, and we visited her daughter and son-in-law when we were there. And they live in Kyiv,” she shared. “And she [the mom] was telling them a month ago to leave. And they said, ‘Well, no’, because they have teaching jobs and whatever. And then, three days ago, the daughter phoned the mom in the middle of the night here and said they were leaving.” Continued on Page 17

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Neepawa acquires trio of Ice Cycles Partners with Yellowhead Centre to create new winter activity option

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

Neepawa has an exciting new way for everyone to make the most of winter. On Thursday, Feb. 24, representatives with the Town, as well as the Yellowhead Centre unveiled three recently received Ice Cycles. These bicycles have been modified for use on ice, by replacing the front wheel with a pair of closely aligned ice skate blades. It also has a roll guard attached at the base to ensure it will not tip over, making it essentially useable to anyone, regardless of their skill level as a cyclist. Director of recreation services for the Town of Neepawa Nicole Cooper told the Banner & Press that the inspiration for pursuing these bikes was sparked through a TV news broadcast earlier this year. “Someone in our office saw them on CTV News. A company called Spark Rental, based out of Winnipeg, had manufactured them, so they sent me a link and said, ‘This would be cool’,” said Cooper. “So I just sat on the idea for a while, because they are $2,000 per bike. But then the opportunity with Healthy Together Now came along. [Healthy Together Now] is a grant program distributed through Prairie Mountain Health, that has four intakes annually. So I applied for the one of the grants in February, and we were lucky enough to get all the three of the bikes for free.” Cooper said that the Ice Cycles will be put to use at the Yellowhead Centre, in some type of capacity. “I originally wanted to do a program call ‘Coffee, Cycle and Socialize’, that’s geared towards older

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Three Ice Cycles were recently acquired by the Town of Neepawa from Spark Rental Inc. of Winnipeg.

adults during the week. It’s just that a lot of the streets are icy during the winter, along with the cold temperatures. That can make it difficult for many to go out and exercise. So this provides something that they could come, have a coffee, take a bike ride and get some exercise and visit with their friends,” Cooper indicated. Yellowhead Centre director of operations Lindsay Dayholos stated that the coffee concept, along with several other ideas are being pursued. Dayholos added that she is excited about the potential pro-

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have a social aspect to it. To get people out and hopefully, in the future, we can get more [bikes] and get more people to try them out. I think it’s a great opportunity.” Dayholos said. “The week before Nicole contacted me [regarding the Ice Cycles], I saw a news story on television about them in use down at the Forks and I thought, ‘Those would be so cool to have’. Then all of a sudden, Nicole contacted me and I jumped on board right away. So, yeah, I’m excited about it.” Cooper and Dayholos are hopeful that some type of schedule for the Ice Cycles can be arranged before the Yellowhead’s ice operations are concluded for the season. If not, a program will be instituted into the Yellowhead Centre weekly schedule for the 2022-2023 season.

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MARCH 4, 2022

Final concert to close the Kaleidoscope season

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It has been a difficult time for any organization attempting to plan concerts for the past few years. Kaleidoscope Concerts in Neepawa is no exception. All concerts were cancelled for the 2020-21 season. The 2021-22 season started off on a positive note, as three concerts were held at the Roxy in November, December and January. Un for t u n at e l y, t he Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC) cancelled their tour, which included a February date in Neepawa. With restrictions set to ease on Mar. 15, the last concert of the Kaleidoscope season was to be the Saskatchewan based band “Bromantics” playing the Roxy on Thursday, Mar. 10. The Kaleidoscope board decided to postpone that date to late April, but unfortunately, the time line did not work for the Bromantics. Instead, Kaleidoscope is pleased to present a Brandon-based band, the Chris Ghidoni Band, upstairs at the Legion on Saturday, Apr. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Ka leidoscope board member Ron Nordstrom noted that it has been dif-

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The Chris Ghidoni Band will close out the Kaleidoscope season with a concert upstairs at the Neepawa Legion on Apr. 23. This will replace the Bromantics concert scheduled for Mar. 10.

ficult planning any kind of entertainment for the past two years. “With health restrictions in place, our audiences this year have had to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask for the duration of our concerts. We have had a dramatic decrease in attendance, which was most noticeable at our last concert on Jan. 11,” said Nordstrom.“We are so pleased we have local sponsors who understand the importance of the arts

and entertainment for the well being of the community. Sponsors are so important to Kaleidoscope, as they help to keep ticket prices affordable. We would like to thank all our sponsors for this season.” The specific sponsors for this final concert are Rob Smith

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Stop Russia now

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ver 60 years ago, I was visiting in my sister-in-law’s parental home in Winnipeg. Her father was a Canadianborn Ukrainian and I believe her mother was born in Poland. Her mother and grandmother survived WWI in Poland. If I remember the story correctly, they didn’t know which soldiers would be sleeping on their kitchen f loor on a given night. During my family’s visit, the tele- never be satisfied. similar levels of leadership. If Putin is not stopped now, he will vision was on and we all had to be This column is being written on very quiet, as the family wanted to simply keep moving. And remember, Feb. 28, so it is difficult to predict hear a speech by Russian president please, that while Russia is now what the situation will be by the time Nikita Khrushchev. My sister-in- moving south, there is a country on you read this. That said, Canada, law’s father could understand much the northern border of Russia. It’s NATO and even the UN must step of Khrushchev’s speech and was called Canada. in and help. A few helmets, guns, Yes, Russia would like our arctic. even anti-tank guns won’t cut it. I intensely interested in what the Russian dictator had to say. He knew They won’t be satisfied with claim- think we should be into a full scale then, as we know now, that those ing to be the home to Santa Claus, counter attack. Russia can’t be words had an satisfied, dicef fect on the t ator s never world, not only A dictator’s thirst, hunger or ego can never can be satisU k ra ine and fied. Nothing be satisfied. If Putin is not stopped now, Po l a n d , b u t will stop RusC a n a d a a nd sia except a he will simply keep moving. ever y where total defeat in else. Ukraine. If the We should have been listening they want all the Canadian arctic free world doesn’t stop Russia at more closely to what the present too. They want the world. Ukraine, there will be no end to One good thing that has come out the terrorism. day Russian dictator Putin has been saying. He wants to take over of the Russian war against Ukraine And to just put Russian power the world. If we had been listening, is that Ukrainian president Volody- into perspective, the Gross Domestic maybe it wouldn’t have been such a myr Zelenskyy has emerged as an Product (GDP) of Russia is about outstanding leader. He has now the same as Canada. Russia is not surprise what he has done. Also, if we had listened more famously said in response to offers an economic super power and it closely, we would have realized to leave the country, “I don’t need shouldn’t be a military super power. that Putin was simply mimicking a a ride, I need ammunition.” That It has been a great country and can dictator from 1939 by the name of strong a statement hasn’t been made be again, but will have to be stopped Hitler. Both dictators said they only since 1940, when England’s prime in its current tracks. wanted to take one more country or minister said, “We will fight them Disclaimer: The views expressed in this one more part of a country and they on the beaches, etc.” Interesting that column are the writer’s personal views and would be happy. No, they won’t! A we have to go back 80 plus years to are not to be taken as being the view of dictator’s thirst, hunger or ego can find a similar situation faced with the Banner & Press staff.

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Spring is coming

ou know it’s been a true Manitoba winter when -14°C with no wind brings to mind strong thoughts of spring! Helping that thought is the individual posting on social media the official countdown to the first day of spring. And having younger than me women sharing that on their walk they spotted engorged buds on the willow trees. And having my sister from the Carman area tell me with authority that the crows are back. Taking all these things into consideration, hope springs for an earlier than some years spring! The winter of 2021/22 will be remembered for the amount of snow, yes, and also for the many days and nights of howling wind. It feels like Mother Nature exhales a deep sustained breath from the north, only to draw back and repeat the action from the south, or east or west! This winter, I have shovelled the tops of the banks edging my drives so that I can clear that top when I next clear the drives. Full body workout more times than I would prefer to schedule! And thankful, every time, that I have the strength and energy, and assistance, in completing this repetitious task. The town crew blessed me by pushing back the snow at the end of the front drive, allowing me more than a tunnel to access the street. This winter, I have not worked on any jigsaw puzzles, only completed two quilts, read a few books and walked. And longed for spring and freedom from heavy jackets and safety boots! I am encouraged by my gardening friends sharing photos of their grow ops. The glowing grow lights, the plastic coverings, the care and attention to healthy growth. A blessing of encouragement and promise. Among the books on the bedside table are ‘For Better or Worse’, many Charlie Brown cartoons, and one on the life and work of Mother Teresa. This later book is slow, reflective, and perfect for pre-sleep reading. A woman who, at one time, was known as the most powerful woman in the world, recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, and a humble servant of her God. One who followed faithfully a call she distinctly heard, and then for decades worked tirelessly in answer to that call, even though there were no more divine messages, she worked in and with faith. Doing research now, we find detractors to her work, as with so many persons who accept responsibility in leadership. The voice of the detractors does not silence the message of loving and serving those in need of love and care. For me, this long winter, the inspiration comes from one person who, to the best of her ability, does the task that lies before her, smiling and gracious. I want to be that person in my world. Spring is coming. With it will come opportunities for gathering with friends and neighbours. With it will come gardens of flowers and vegetables. (Note this year flowers triumph in the list!) My soul/spirit longs for colour and movement– more than white snow driven over a white landscape! In all these thoughts, I rest in the knowledge that I am not alone.

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MARCH 4, 2022

Facing life’s challenges– Part 1

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or several days these past few months, I was on the road taking family members to different appointments. Road conditions were not always the best. Wildlife was not as plentiful as it could have been, but I needed to be ready for those times when it did put in an appearance. And then there was always the on-coming traffic– people who were either in more of a hurry than I was or who had driven the routes I was taking so many times that they felt they could travel at or above the speed limit without incident. My habit has always been to offer a silent prayer whenever I leave on one of these trips. But a few weeks ago, I felt the urge to change the content of my prayer. Instead of just asking that I will arrive at my destination and return home safely, I began to say quick prayers for the occupants of every vehicle I met on the road. I was amazed at how this little act changed my attitude to the people with

realize how well we have it here in Canada. We have more than the essentials and often we see good people who help others who are not so well off. Let us not forget to do what is pleasing to God. He created us for His honour and glory. Let us bring glory to God by praying this week .

Neil Strohschein whom I shared the road. I wondered how many of them were heading to work; how many were going to a hospital or care home to visit a family member; how many were driving their children to an early morning hockey practice or how many were heading home after working a 12 hour shift in a hospital or manufacturing plant. With gas prices as high as they are, I was quite certain that very few of them were just out for an afternoon, evening or early morning drive. Cruising “for the fun of it” is a luxury that many of us just can’t afford. This exercise also revealed how little I know about my neighbours and I think the same may be true of many of my readers. It also helped me understand

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Many of us have been in prayer since the war in Europe started. I think of the family I still have in Holland. I grew up during WWII and remember. We need to pray that God will overrule and bring peace again. He is still in control. There is so much unrest in the world. We do not

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he weat her has been beautiful the last few days. I even put a chair in front of my dining room door and inhaled as much sunshine as I could get through the

one of the reasons behind some of the protests we have witnessed in the past month. A major trait of our human nature is a dominant selfish streak that makes us self-centered, self-seeking, self-justifying and selfglorifying people. We want what we want when we want it; and if we don’t get it, we sometimes raise a ruckus or try to manipulate others into giving us what we want. But therein lies the problem. Selfish people aren’t always satisfied with just one benefit or concession. They soon want more and demand more. In some cases, greed takes over and turns ordinary people into monsters. Let’s be honest here. There, but for the grace of

God, any one of us could go. You and I face the same challenges as everyone else. We have the same basic needs– food, drink, clothing and shelter. We struggle to meet our financial obligations while coping with higher costs of goods and services we need just to survive. We value the privileges we have as citizens of this country and don’t like to see those privileges limited or threatened, even though we know that the limits are both appropriate and necessary to keep us and others safe from accident, injury or a lifethreatening illness. Our biggest challenge is to keep from becoming so focused on ourselves that we stop thinking about the legitimate needs of others and adopt the “me first” attitude that has destroyed individuals, businesses and nations in the past. We combat this urge by learning to deal with four common sources of temptation– position, possessions, power and perks. We will address the first one next week.

open door. The farmers here would not mind getting some of your snow, but I understand that you need it all where you are. We know that winter is not finished yet.

Thumbs up, thumbs down Thumbs up to Blair Chapman for a thoughtful and concise letter to the editor [in the Feb. 18 edition]. You read my mind! R. Bjarnason Carberry, MB Thumbs up to the RM of Langford grader crew in this year of endless snow clearing! Your dedication to our rural roads is appreciated. Dale & Kay De’Ath Langford, MB Thumbs up to the kind young lady who paid for the barbecue chicken on Friday, Feb. 26, between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. at the Safeway. As I had omitted to put money in my pocket, many thanks. Joan Kitson Neepawa, MB

Correction:

In the Feb. 25 edition of the Banner & Press, there was a printing error in one of the letters to the editor. In the letter titled, “Tyrant Trudeau declares war on Canadians”, a sentence was missing the word “listening”. That sentence should have read, “PM Trudeau could have de-escalated the tension around the Freedom Convoy protest by removing vaccine mandates as other countries are doing, by showing a plan for ending the COVID-19 regulations, or at least listening to the legitimate concerns of the protesters.” The Banner & Press apologizes for the error.

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This is in response to Blair Chapman’s letter in the Feb. 18 issue of the Banner, where he seems to suggest that if a reader does not agree with the status quo, they are guilty of succumbing to misinformation from the “online rabbit hole.” Maybe there is a reason we go there. The CBC receives $1.2 billion in taxpayer funding. Our Prime Minister wants to give them another $400 million. The old adage, “ never bite the hand that feeds you” seems to fit nicely here. That is why you will never see interviews with former Premier Brian Peckford, Dr. Robert Malone, Dr. Peter McCullough, Dr. Roger Hodkinson, Dr. Stephen Smith, Dr. Luc Monteignier, Dr. Jordan Peterson. The list goes on and on. Why? Because their views do not support the narrative that is currently classified as acceptable. When they can’t get airtime on the mainstream networks, they resort to podcasts and independents. These vehicles are then censored and threatened with suspension for spreading “misinformation”. Really? You’re going to tell a Nobel Prize winning laureate, who discovered the HIV (AIDS) virus, that he doesn’t know what he is talking about. Tell an instigator and author of our Bill of Rights that his lawsuit against the federal liberals for violation of our charter is misplaced. You’re telling the inventor of mRNA technology, who is sounding the alarm over it’s use that he is an extremist. Tell a developer of a treatment protocol for COVID-19 with over 60 studies backing him up that he is not credible. These professionals are sounding the alarm over the trampling of our rights and freedoms. They have everything to lose and nothing to gain by coming forward. I support the Freedom Convoy whole heartedly. They have been labelled as anti-vax, racist, misogynistic and right wing extremists. Footage of the rally shows truckers of all ethnicities standing in solidarity with one another. 90 per cent of them are vaccinated. They are not anti-vax, they are anti-mandate. A New York civil rights attorney, Tricia S. Lindsey, stated, “You put something into my body without my consent, mister, that is rape. That is medical rape.” I believe this is a test bed for things to come. They now know what they can get away with. What will it be next time? I find it unconscionable that a bank account can be seized because a person engaged in or offered financial support to those participating in a peaceful protest. This is not my Canada. I do not want this for my children or grandchildren. They deserve better. Richard Roncin McCreary, MB Additional letters can be seen on Page 22

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First Nations peoples have been eating blueberries, or “star berries”, long before settlers arrived. The First Nations peoples ate them fresh, dried, used the juice to cure coughs and to dye cloth and baskets and made a tea from them. Blueberries grow naturally across many provinces in Canada. I have been fortunate to have picked and eaten wild blueberries in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia. In 2019, Canada was the largest producer of wild blueberries, mainly in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. Canadian production of wild blueberries has decreased due to more profitable cultivated highbush blueberries. Wild blueberries are still my favourite. Blueberries are bursting with flavour and high in nutrients, antioxidants, fibre and vitamins. Frozen blueberries are a great option when fresh berries are not in season. I love them frozen as a snack and studies have shown that they improve cognitive thinking and boost memory skills. I need all the help I can in that department! Be sure to stir the blueberries into your baking gently. If you beat or mix the batter too roughly, the blueberries will burst and the batter will become purple. Oatmeal orange blueberry muffins 1 cup quick-cooking oats 2/3 cup milk 1 Tbsp. orange juice concentrate 2 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup oil 1 tsp. grated orange zest 1 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen Topping: 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats 1 Tbsp. brown sugar 1 Tbsp. butter, softened

If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discolouring the batter. Mix the topping ingredients and set aside. Line the muffin tins with paper baking cups or lightly grease the tins. In a small bowl add the oatmeal, milk and orange juice concentrate. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, mix in the sugar, then stir in the oil and orange zest. Stir in the oatmeal and milk mixture. To the flour add and stir in the baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not over stir. Gently stir in the blueberries. Fill prepared muffin tins to 2/3 full. Sprinkle with topping, patting down gently. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let muffins stand a few minutes; remove from pan. Delicious served warm.

MP Dan Mazier conducts Local Business Roundtable By Ken Waddell

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Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa member of parliament Dan Mazer held an online Local Business Roundtable on Feb. 25. The MP’s office had earlier reached out to local Chambers of Commerce for participants and a respectable number, about 20 people, participated in an hour-long discussion. Mazier invited MP Tracy Gray of

BC, the CPC shadow critic for small, business to lead the discussion. Gray is also a small business owner in her own right and very ably led the discussion and heard concerns from local business people. The discussion covered topics like support services, gas prices, supply chain issues, business recovery from COVID-19, electricity and natural gas rates and availability. Asked by a participant as to what a Conservative government would

do, Gray quickly summarized the key points she would like to see happen. •Governments should stop printing money and feeding inflation; •Present a plan to end the pandemic mandates; •Get all sectors of the economy going and not have any “pet” projects; •Sign a softwood lumber deal with the United States; •Stop tax increases; •Cut red tape; •Encourage inter-provincial trade.

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A n i nvest ig at ion i s underway into the cause of a fatal house fire in the R.M. of WestLakeGladstone. Spruce Plains RCMP reported that on Feb. 27, at around 6:30 p.m., police responded to

a fire at a rural residence on Road 71 West. The initial investigation has found that family members arrived at the house and noticed flames coming from the building. One of the family members immediately went inside, found an injured 24-yearold male and pulled him

out of the structure. There was no one else in the residence at the time of the fire. The 24-year-old who was removed from the home was pronounced deceased at the scene. As of the Banner &

Press publication deadline, Spruce Plains RCMP along with the Office of the Fire Commissioner, continue to investigate the exact cause of the fire. RCMP have indicated, however, that it does not appear to be suspicious.

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Carberry 4-H Beef Club Bull sale season speech results kicks off in Neepawa

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The Carberry 4-H Beef Club (pictured) concluded its speech event on Feb. 8.

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Do we have a bidder? The Brookside Angus 2022 Bull & Select Female Sale took place on Feb. 23 at the Neepawa Agricultural Society Complex.

By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press One of Neepawa’s first bull sales of the season has come and gone, with many more to follow this year. Brookside Angus, lo c ated i n Bro okd a le Manitoba, held their 2022 Bull & Select Female Sale on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the Neepawa Agricultural Society complex. Derrick Pilatic, owner of Brookside Angus, said that the sale went better than expected, considering the challenges the agr iculture sector has faced this past year. “I’d say it was pretty good for the tough year everyone had,” he shared. “It was better t han

my expectations.” Brookside had 50 yearling bulls and five yearling heifers on offer at the sale. Pilatic noted that there were only a few animals towards the end of the sale that didn’t get sold. The highest price of the day was $10,500, while the lowest price was $3,250. Overall, Pilatic said the prices he got were lower than previous years. “If you calculate in terms of what everybody was paying for feed [this year], it dropped less than I expected,” he added. He said that considering the drought causing a shortage of feed for farmers, plus the extremely cold temperatures add-

ing to the challenges this winter, the turnout for the sale was fairly good. In terms of how many buyers came out to the auction, it was fairly similar in-person numbers to what they had last year, which was just under 50. A pretty good online turnout added to the buyer pool. “I’d say over a third of the bulls sold online,” Pilatic noted. He stated that while he brought his best group of bulls yet, Mother Nature had the final say in how the year went. “I hope the weather smartens up and we can have a better year for all farmers, both grain and cattle.”

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1984: Boy Scouts celebrate 75th anniversary

By Casper Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press

110 years ago, Friday, March 1, 1912 Senator’s Choquette’s motion to abolish the C a n a d i a n n av y w a s defeated by a heavy vote. 100 years ago, Friday, March 3, 1922 Wm. Jno. Demanby, a pioneer barrister of Brandon, died this week. The seventh annual pou lt r y ex h ibit ion of t he Neepawa pou lt r y association, opening on Feb. 28 and closing on Mar. 2, was a splendid one from point of exhibits, no better display of barnyard fowl having been shown in Neepawa on any previous occasion. Inspection of all imported bees has been asked for. And it is suggested that they be vaccinated and otherwise guarded against hives. Jack Yeats, of Guinn and Simpson Marble Works, has gone to Portage, where he will take up duties in the main shop. His family will follow in a week or so. 90 years ago, Friday, March 4, 1932 A 10-year-old boy, who escaped from a “home” in Winnipeg last Friday, beat his way on freight trains as far as MacGregor and on Wednesday, he attempted to hold up the bank there with a toy pistol. 80 years ago, Thursday, March 5, 1942 Congratulations to Mrs. Ager, who celebrated her 77th birthday Monday of this week. Pte. Galvin Burton, who is in training at Portage, was a weekend visitor at his home. 70 years ago, Thursday, March 6, 1952 Thirteen rinks entered the one day bonspiel held last Thursday at the curling rink. Two local rinks won f irst and second prize. Skips were Ernie Wiley and Ronald Birch. Neepawa’s first Drive-In lunch bar and automobile service station will be open

for business Friday, Mar. 7. Located on the west side of No. 4 highway on the town’s western extremity, the new business known as Evans Motors will be a mecca for motorists.

60 years ago, Friday, March 2, 1962 Neepawa dog owners are being given one more week in which to purchase licenses and obtain rabies inoculations for their pets before the town starts on a campaign to clear up strays. Notice has been given t hat, beg inn ing Mar. 15, any dog not wearing the current year’s license and rabies tags will be impounded and subject to the penalties set out in the town’s dog by-law. Eight Manitoba localities, including two at Arden, have been proclaimed as historic sites by the provincial government, notice of this action being contained in the Feb. 19 issue of the Manitoba Gazette. The action means that all unauthorized investigation and excavation on these sites is prohibited. The two sites at Arden are identified as the Linear Mound about a mile south of the village and Arden campsite on the southern fringes of the village. Surveyed locations are the north-east quarters of sections 12 and 13 respectively in township 15 or range 14. 50 years ago, Thursday, March 2, 1972 Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau will visit Manitoba May 26 and tour eastern and western const it uencies, it was announced Friday. At a meeting of the

School Board, May 2, it was decided to hire Reid, Jones and Christofferson, a firm of consulting engineers to prepare a report on the physical soundness of Viscount School in Neepawa for the purpose of much-needed renovation. The next step will depend on the engineer’s report. 40 years ago, Thursday, March 4, 1982 Work on Kinsmen Kourts is progressing on schedule, with cement now poured and framing beginning. A nyone watch ing t he building will see rapid progress from now until finish, sometime in the fall. M r. a nd M rs. Jack Schmidt of Third Crossing M a nor, G l a d s t o n e , celebrated t heir 63rd anniversary Saturday, Feb. 13. The happy couple was married in a Lutheran Church in Winnipeg, Feb. 13, 1919.

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Celebrating Boy Scouts Week in Canada by cutting the 75th anniversary cake in 1982 were (from left to right) Curtis Caruk, Collin Miller and Bobby Birch. Along with them were about 100 parents, cubs, scouts and beavers at the annual parents supper.

30 years ago, Tuesday, March 3, 1992 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K a s pr ic k , of R iver s , celebrated t heir 6 4t h anniversary Jan. 18 with all family present. 20 years ago, Monday, March 4, 2002 The Kelwood and Area Skating Rink held their annual skate-a-thon on Feb. 24 with 25 skaters on the ice. All those taking part received a participation medal and special awards went to: oldest skater, Allison Turner; youngest skater, Tyson Mallett; skater with most pledges, Dalton Gilmore. After expenses, the skate-a-thon netted just over $1,600. Good job kids.

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Local faith community coming together for Ukraine

NACI HOPE organize food drive for Neepawa food bank

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Michelle Young of NACI, snaps a picture of the members of the HOPE group, after they had collected 325lbs of food on Feb. 27.

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Neepawa’s St. John the Baptist Ukranian Catholic Church.

By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press The community is coming together to show support for Ukrainians both close to home and in Europe. The Neepawa Ministerial, representing most of the churches in Neepawa, is planning a prayer vigil at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Neepawa at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Mar. 8. Rev. Chad McCharles, chair of the ministerial, noted that all are welcome to attend the vigil. Rev. McCharles stated that because the Ukrainian Catholic Church in town is currently without a priest, the ministerial felt that they should take on the task. “It

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will be a time of prayer, scripture reading, personal reflection,” stated McCharles. He added there will be quiet prayer and group prayers, they will also be lighting candles. “I grew up in a Ukrainian community, up in Shoal Lake, so it hit me hard, personally,” McCharles shared of his feelings on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He noted that with the large contingent of people of Ukrainian heritage in the community here, he felt it was important to show support for them during this difficult time. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church is located at the corner of Mountain Ave. and Elizabeth St., in the north end of Neepawa.

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HOPE meeting on Feb. 16, and discussed it. We decided to put a committee together and the kids really just pulled this off, through social media posts and poster. They asked the Tigers Hockey team if they’d be willing to allow us to set up here [for the final home game], and they were supportive,” stated Young. “I think it was excellent support we’ve seen from this, considering the short amount of time to pull this together. And we’re appreciative of all who came out and supported this cause.”

Neepawa Community Ministries Centre/Salvation Army. In total, 325 lbs of food and $275 in monetary donations were collected. NACI teacher and staff facilitator for the HOPE Group, Michelle Young told the Banner & Press that the students had recently seen an online post from the Food Bank requesting support. She said that immediately inspired them to jump to action. “They saw the post that Salvation Army had made, with their most needed list. We recently held a

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P. Baker Backhoe new owner of Provost Signs

By Casper Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press

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Provost Signs, located at 200 Airport Rd. in Neepawa. The business was recently sold by Doug Chorneyko to Pat and Tara Baker, of P. Baker Backhoe.

to the Industrial Park was a collaboration– Pat and Doug having purchased the building together. “Doug was looking to slow down and the building came up for sale… We’ve been working so closely ever

since, so buying Provost Signs just seemed like the right fit in that regard,” said Tara. “And, of course, we didn’t want to see this local business go.” Provost Signs has a solid history in Neepawa, starting

with original owner Barney Provost. Provost started the business in 1954 and stuck with it right until May of 1983. At that time, Lionel and Jacqueline purchased the business and remained co-owners until 1999. That’s

Neepawa Rotary Club supports ShelterBox initiative

By Eoin Devereux Neepawa Banner & Press

The Rotary Club of Neepawa recently donated to a global program that provides emergency shelters to families in need. The local branch provided around $1,200 to ShelterBox to deliver emergency kits to countries facing disaster. ShelterBox is a program which was started in Great Britain in 2000 to provide emergency shelter to families who have lost their homes either due to disaster or conflict. The package of materials are sent in a box about the size of a small storage bin and include a tent, several household items and cooking supplies. According to the ShelterBox website, they reached the milestone of supporting two million people in 2021. In 2020, the program helped over 200,000 people in 11 different countries. Neepawa Rotary Club member Wayne Jacobsen said that locally, they have previously contributed to the ShelterBox program. “Rotary partners with ShelterBox as one of its fundraising arms,” stated Jacobsen. “Neepawa has been

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involved for a number of years. So, we do donate those funds every year and I think it really speaks to seeing beyond your own community and seeing that you can make a difference in the world and this does make a difference in people’s lives.” Jacobsen stated that each Rotary Club can request that their donation be for a certain location. For Neepawa, it requested the Philippines, which dealt with severe typhoons in 2021. He said the bond shared between Neepawa and its local Filipinos community, made the move very significant. “We were able to sponsor one kit, which is one family who will now have some safety and security in a time of uncertainty. And when you have all the other Rotary Clubs stepping up to support one or more of these ShelterBoxes, then it becomes significant,” noted Jacobsen. Anyone interested in learning more or donating to ShelterBox, can go online to shelterboxcanada.org or speak to a local Rotary Club member.

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Neepawa’s Provost Signs has changed hands. Doug Chorneyko, the now former owner, has sold the business to co-owners Tara and Pat Baker, of P. Baker Backhoe. Chorneyko spoke to the Banner & Press about the sale on Feb. 28, noting preparation for retirement as the reason for the change of ownership. “We’ve worked closely together over the years and it just seemed to be the right fit,” Chorneyko explained. “[Provost Signs] moved in with P. Baker Backhoe about 20 years ago, so there won’t be any bumps in the road as far as transition goes. The Provost Signs staff is still here and our capabilities are still the same, so we’re just going to carry on carrying on.” Prior to moving in with P. Baker Backhoe at the Neepawa Industrial Park, Provost Signs had been located along Highway 16 at 525 Main Street East. On Mar. 1, Tara Baker explained that the move

try my hand at this.” That means, with this latest change of hands, Tara and Pat are the fourth individuals to hold ownership of the business. “It doesn’t fit with our current business, it’s very different,” Tara laughed. “But Doug is here for the time being, teaching me different things to do with the sign business. My plan is to basically be in the office to take care of the business and then potentially look for new prospects to work here in the future.” With the purchase being so fresh, possible opportunities for the future are still being discussed. However, Tara encouraged everyone to take a look at the services Provost Signs offers, saying, “We can do anything and we’re learning new things every day. We can make business signs– pylon, fascia, highway; personalized signs for fun, custom orders for all shapes, sizes and colour; decals for your vehicles, equipment, boat, camper or wall for example; banners, magnets, stamps, custom logos and a whole lot more.”

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Beautiful Plains Museum enters the worldwide web

By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press

A great opportunity One of the museum’s new board members, Wenona Babbitt, was able to help make the website a reality. Babbitt noted that she used her downtime during the pandemic to take some courses and spend time learning how to create websites and get more of an online presence. Originally, she got into it to put her parents’ two businesses online, but she realized she could also use this new skill to give back to the community. “Once I was on the board and we started talking

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The photo above shows the home page of the Beautiful Plains Museum’s brand new website, which went live recently. The website features a digital gallery, event listings and more.

about [a new website], it was such a great opportunity, because we have no connection to the community right now,” Babbitt shared. “Why don’t I use what I’ve learned and give back to the community? Because that’s what it’s all about.” Babbitt started working on the new website at Christmas time and it was ready to launch in mid-February. Their Facebook page went live in late January. The new website will allow the museum to share more up-to-date information. “We can communicate with the public, we can share things and have discussions. We want to do some videos and there’s so

much more we’d like to add, but we’re trying to keep it simple at this point,” Babbitt explained. They will be able to post coming events and their hours of operation, feature certain artifacts, even accept donations online. Currently, they have six museum artifacts featured on the website. Babbitt noted that they have plans to rotate through the items in the museum and feature different ones each month. On the Facebook page, they’ve posted several photos from their files of Prairie life in years past. Babbitt noted that some of the photos they’ve shared have garnered a lot of atten-

tion and discussion, which is wonderful to see. “It’s going to be an experiment to see where it goes,” she said. Drysdale stated that they have lots of plans for more content to go on both the website and the Facebook page. They’d love to get some seniors to make presentations or do demonstrations with older items that they would’ve used when they were younger. In addition to having features like that online, they’d also like to have in-person events with those types of presentations. Always happy to get volunteers In the offline world, the

museum board and volunteers have been rearranging some of the space in the building, creating a more open area in the entrance for larger groups to be able to gather. They’re also working on smaller projects. Drysdale noted that there are lots of quick projects that volunteers could get involved in if they’d like to donate some time. In addition to looking for handy volunteers for projects, they’re also looking for people willing to make presentations about some of the artifacts in the museum. And, of course, they’re always happy to accept more board members. Drysdale noted that board

members can be involved as much or little as they feel they are able. Babbitt added, “We’re happy with any participation.” People can find the website at beautifulplainsmuseum.ca and the Facebook page is called Beautiful Plains Museum. For more information, people can reach out via the museum’s brand new email address, beautifulplainsmuseum@ gmail.com

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The Beautiful Plains Museum in Neepawa now has an online presence. Their brand new website recently went live online, as well as a new Facebook page. “It’s quite exciting just to be online,” expressed museum board member Helen Drysdale. She noted that they’d been planning to get themselves on the web since last summer, with their efforts to acquire a new computer. “Brenda Kryschuk [from the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation] talked to me about an Arts and Culture Sustainability Fund grant,” Drysdale explained. She noted that Kryschuk helped them along with the application process for the grant, which allowed the museum to purchase the computer.

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Neepawa Minor Hockey win Provincial Championship Female Under-11 Titans defeat Hamiota in gold medal game

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The Neepawa Female Under-11 Titans closed off a dominant weekend on the ice in Hamiota, with a huge win in the final of the Hockey Manitoba Rural B Provincial Championship. The Titans upended the Hamiota Huskies in the championship game on Sunday, Feb. 27, by the score of 4-2. With the victory, Neepawa was a perfect 4-0-0 in tournament games, defeating MacDonald, Rat River and Brandon on the way to the title. Don’t shut us out! Send us results from your games so we can keep everyone up to date on our local teams!

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MJHL Standings Western Division

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Dauphin Kings

47 35 11

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0

71

Wayway Wolverines

47 29 16

2

0

60

Virden Oil Capitals

47 24 19

4

0

52

Swan Valley Stampeders 49 21 23

1

4

47

Neepawa Titans

48 18 21

4

5

45

OCN Blizzard

49 16 27

2

4

38

Eastern Division

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Steinbach Pistons

47 35 9

2

1

73

Winkler Flyers

46 27 15

3

1

58

Winnipeg Blues

46 27 16

1

2

57

Selkirk Steelers

49 22 21

4

2

50

Portage Terriers

46 20 21

4

1

45

Winnipeg Freeze

45

3

0

21

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W L

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Game results First Period 16:10 NPA J. Romanyk (9) ASST: K. Thiessen (10), W. Highet (18) Second Period 06:42 NPA R. Gudnason (17) ASST: C. Gudnason (8), P. Korman (10) 12:42 OCN C. Toth (2) ASST: B. Tataryn (11), D. Sardelli (21) 17:17 OCN D. Sardelli (26) ASST: M. Hlady (16) Third Period 05:37 OCN A. Paul (6) ASST: R. Zimerman (14), D. Sardelli (21) 05:58 NPA C. Brust (12) ASST: C. Trimble (12) 14:47 OCN D. Flynn (4) ASST: A. Paul (4), K. Holland (3) 19:30 OCN B. Sinclair (4) EN ASST: D. Sardelli (22) Scoring 1 2 3 Total PP NPA 1 1 1 3 0/1 OCN 0 2 3 5 0/2 Goaltenders NPA É. Demers - 37/41 saves OCN N. Pineo - 29/32 saves Attendance: 142 - Gordon Lathlin Centre

Saturday, Feb. 19 First Period 17:56 OCN K. Holland (2) ASST: A. Paul (5), C. Toth (5) Second Period 08:26 OCN C. Toth (3) PP ASST: R. Gil (10), R. Zimmerman (15) 09:18 OCN M. Hlady (13) ASST: B. McDonald (21), D. Sardelli (23) Third Period 19:41 OCN A. Lorenz (10) EN ASST: D. Kurbatoff (13), R. Gil (11) Scoring 1 2 3 Total PP NPA 0 0 0 0 0/7 OCN 1 2 1 4 1/4 Goaltenders NPA G. Renwick - 23/26 saves OCN - S. Bacovsky - 43/43 saves Attendance: 183 - Gordon Lathlin Centre

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Friday, Feb. 25

OCN 5-3 Neepawa

OCN 4-0 Neepawa

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Friday, Mar. 1

Dauphin 3-2 OT Neepawa

First Period 09:26 NPA J. Lapointe (22) ASST: D. Wilton, B. Stange (5) 09:45 DAU G. Hrechka (6) ASST: T. Pauze (4) 12:50 DAU N. Braun (22) ASST: N. Greyeyes (11), K. Bryant (31) Second Period 10:21 NPA K. Reynolds (1) ASST: R. Gudnason (20), P. Korman (11) Third Period No scoring Overtime 01:52 DAU L. Calder (24) ASST: B. Dube (20), O. Wareham (12) Scoring 1 2 3 Total PP OCN 1 1 2 4 2/4 NPA 3 1 3 7 1/5 Goaltenders NPA É. Demers - 34/37 saves DAU K. Woolsey - 22/24 saves Attendance: 533 - Credit Union Place

MJHL points leaders MJHL leaders 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

A Pts

J. Vanderhooft (WB) 24 42 B. Fischer (VDN) 29 34 J. Svenson (WKR 26 37 E. Fawkes (WB) 22 36 B. Foreman (WB) 20 38

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D. Wilton J. Lapointe C. Brust

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13 31 21 16 11 25

66 63 63 58 58 Pts

44 37 36

Club 55 Bowling League results: Feb. 24/22: Men’s High Single & Triple: Len Pritchard 248 & 568. Ladies’ High Single: Eleanor Scott 214. Ladies’ High Triple: Vivian Oswald 558. Other Scores to Note: Frank Porada 190; Janice Absteiter 203; Darrell Gabler 219, 155, 169; Melvin Oswald 170; Len Pritchard 180; Carole LeBoutillier 194; Muriel Porada 151, 198; Lawrence Smith 160; Vivian Oswald 209, 203. February Bowlers of the Month: Melvin Oswald & Eleanor Scott.

Looking at remaining MJHL regular season games differently

By Eoin Devereux Neepawa Banner & Press To get to the playoffs, the Neepawa Titans have to start playing every game, every period and perhaps, every shift with a playoff mindset. That’s the assessment from head coach and general manager Ken Pearson, as the club prepared for its last seven games of the MJHL regular season. As of Wednesday, Mar. 1, the Titans were two points back of the final playoff spot in the West Division. Fortunately, Neepawa also has a game in hand on the team

they’re trying to catch, the Swan Valley Stampeders. Pearson said, however, that is no excuse for the players to take any of the remaining games lightly. “Our playoffs, basically, have already started. [Including the Tuesday, Mar. 1 game against Dauphin] we have seven games to play, and if we win four of those seven, I think we could put ourselves in a playoff position. We may need some help,

but created [this situation] ourselves, and we just have to deal with what we have control over.” The challenge became a little more difficult for Neepawa, after they lost a pair of games over t he w e e kend in OCN against the Blizzard. Pearson said they just have to put those results behind them, along with anything else happening in other games these last

two weeks of the season, and focus on what’s next for Neepawa. “We can’t control what’s happening elsewhere on the schedule, we can just control our games. Obviously, we have to put the work in and execute, and we’ll have success.” Neepawa’s remaining schedule includes games against the Dauphin Kings on Mar. 4 and 5. After that, the Titans will face the Waywayseecappo Wolverines in a four game series, with Neepawa’s last regular season home game scheduled for Friday, Mar. 11.

Gladstone, Cartwright set to advance to THHL East Division final

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

The Gladstone Lakers and Cartwright Clippers have, thus far, duplicated their regular season success in the Tiger Hills Hockey League’s (THHL) postseason. As of the Banner & Press publication deadline on Wednesday, Mar. 2, both teams held 2-games-to-0 leads in their respective Eastern Division semi-final series. The Lakers hold an advantage over the division’s

sixth seed, the Wawanesa Jets. Gladstone collected an 8-2 win on Friday, Feb. 25, and then followed up the next night with a 6-4 victory. Offensive cornerstones Jory Geddes (7 points in 2 games), Sean Kubas (5 pts in 2 games) and Scott Glennie (4 pts-in-1 game) are leading the way for the Lakers. In the other East Division semi-final, the Cartwright Clippers lead 2-gamesto-0 over the Minnedosa Bombers. The Clippers claimed 6-2 and 5-4 victories over the Bombers over

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the weekend. M e a n wh i l e, i n t h e THHL’s Western Division, The Boissevain Border Kings lead their best-of-five

series 2-0 over the Hartney Blues. In the other matchup, the Virden Oil Kings have a 2-1 series lead over the Killarney Shamrocks.

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NACI Tigers win final home game of WHSHL regular season

By Eoin Devereux

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The NACI Tigers closed out their home schedule in style on Sunday, Feb. 27 at the Yellowhead Centre, beating the REMP Renegades 3-2. The victory was NACI’s 19th of the year and puts them in sixth place in the Westman High School Hockey League (WHSHL) standings. As for the game itself, it was REMP that started things off on a strong note, scoring less than two minutes into the first period. The Tigers would reply late in the period on a power-play opportunity, as defenseman Lance Murray scored to make it 1-1 going into the first intermission. The second period saw NACI begin to take total control of the tempo of play, which paid off with a pair of goals. Brody Pollock scored first on a

power-play chance within the first four minutes. Jory Kulbacki followed that up with what would end up being the game winning goal, with 5:10 left in the second. It was his 28th goal and 58th point of the regular season. T he Reneg ades re sponded late in the third to make it 3-2, but they couldn’t find that all important equalizer. Tigers goaltender Gatlyn Plett played a solid 60 minutes and came away with the well-deserved win between the pipes. The win for NACI was an important one, as they had come into the game on a slump, having lost their other two match-ups over the weekend. The Tigers were defeated by Vincent Massey (23-5-2. 48 pts) on Saturday, Feb. 26, by the score of 4-2. The other game, played on Friday, Feb. 25, was a disappoint-

ing 8-2 loss to Dauphin (18-9-4. 40 pts). The NACI Tigers closed out their regular season with a pair of road games. First, they travelled to Gladstone to face the Sandy Bay Badgers (20-72. 42 pts) on Monday, Feb. 28. Neepawa would win that game 3-1. Brayden Baker, Jory Kulbacki and Tarek Lapointe scored for the Tigers, while Riley McBride picked up the lone goal for the Badgers. With this win, NACI improved its regular season record to 20-13-0, good enough for fifth place in the standings with 43 points on the year. The last tilt of the WHSHL regular season for NACI was Wednesday, Mar. 2 versus the Virden Golden Bears (8-20-2. 18 pts). The final result in that game was decided after the Banner & Press publication deadline.

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Russian invasion of Ukraine weighs heavy on locals Continued from Page 1 Gawaziuk noted that the couple got a ride to the Polish border, but Poland wasn’t allowing men between the ages of 18 and 60 to cross, because Ukraine has asked them to stay and help in the fight. “So the women didn’t go either, but they are staying with some relatives close to the Polish border, in Western Ukraine.” Gawaziuk added, “So that lady in Morden said that she hasn’t slept.” She said that they are currently farther away from the invasion, but she’s not sure how long it’ll be before the Russian offensive closes in. “And right as we speak, there’s a couple right here from Neepawa that went to attend the funeral of his mom a couple of weeks ago, and now they are underground in Kyiv,” Gawaziuk shared. “Everything is changing by the hour. So I heard from them, maybe Friday. And they said at that point, they were safe, but they were underground.” She added that they can’t get a flight out of Kyiv because air traffic is grounded and it’s a long drive to get to the border, so she’s not sure how soon they’ll be able to get back home to Neepawa. Ukrainians not the only ones affected Gawaziuk expressed that she feels for all the people involved in this crisis, not just those in the Ukraine. “The saddest part is, besides all the Ukrainian suffering, the Russian people are suffering too,” she shared. “I feel for the Russian common people, because they are going to live with a stigma.”

dom for our children.’ Well, take a look [at Ukraine],” she expressed. “My hope is that people have woken up to the fact to realize what freedom is. Because I think we don’t have a clue here. We’re just so entitled, we’re so ‘me’ that we have no idea of what it is.” She added, “It just makes me sad that we don’t think we have freedom.”

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Pat and Ernie Gawaziuk visited Ukraine in 2012 to see and experience where their grandparents came from. This picture was taken by the sign for the village where Pat’s paternal grandparents lived.

She noted that even today, she hears of people from German descent having to live with the stigma carried over from the second world war and she’s afraid Russian people may face similar hostility after this invasion. “I hope that... when this is over... that we don’t bristle when we see somebody that’s of Russian descent,” she stated. “I hope that people understand that it’s not the everyday Russian that’s after this [war], it’s those that are in abuse of power.”

Canadians need to be reminded of what freedom is Another sentiment that the Ukraine situation brought up in Gawaziuk was her frustration with the Canadians who have been claiming their freedoms are being taken away by the governments here. “People have lost sight of what freedom means,” she stated. “There were [people] saying, ‘We need freedom, or we want freedom, and free-

How to help Gawaziuk shared that the Ukrainian people are in need of support. She has helped in any way she can, from sending messages of love, prayers and support to those she knows affected by the crisis, to sending money to help buy much needed supplies for the refugees. “They need milk for babies, they need, they need, they need. There’s millions of them leaving the country,” Gawaziuk expressed. She stated that she’s transferred a donation to someone she knows who’s collecting money to send to Ukraine. She added that there are lots of other fundraisers, but people should be careful to make sure it’s legitimate before donating. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is one credible organization Gawaziuk cited that has been collecting donations through their Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. People can visit ucc.ca to donate there. The Canadian Red Cross has also started a Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal. The Canadian Government pledged to match donations up to $10 million and that amount has already been reached, but the Red Cross is still accepting donations. To donate, or find more information on their fundraising, visit donate.redcross.ca.

Raising awareness for the Ukrainian crisis Neepawa resident Brian Gray has put a display in his window showing support for Ukraine and acknowledgment of the current crisis going on in that country. Gray noted that he believes everyone who cares about democracy should speak up and do whatever they can to support Ukraine and the Canadians of Ukrainian heritage. “For a lot of us, it hits really close to home,” he expressed. “Everything we can do to raise awareness with Canadians I think helps.” Pictured is the display at Gray’s house, featuring a Ukrainian flag and the words “stop Putin”. PHOTO BY KIRA PATERSON

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Jaren Waldner, who is a Carberry Collegiate Grade 11 student, will turn 17 in March. He is a high scoring right winger with the GCB Wildcats. Recent statistics indicate 21 goals and 30 assists for 51 points with the second place Wildcats. Last year, Jaren played with the Southwest Cougars AAA Bantams. Waldner enjoys Power Mechanics class and plans to pursue a career in the trades after high school graduation. People who have had a positive influence on his

• Gloria Mott and Ivan Crerar, of Carberry, have qualified for the 5-Pin Bowling Provincials in Carman Saturday, Feb. 26. Carberry hosted the Westman 5-pin bowling qualifier Friday, Feb. 18 with four teams selected based on above averages. In Carman, they will bowl eight games and attend the banquet. Provincial representatives will advance to the Nationals in Kelowna, BC near the end of April. • Although we’re still in the winter sports scene, Baseball Manitoba has announced that Brandon will host MHSAA high

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development include his parents, Devin and Deanna, Dustin Fisher, Corey Forbes, and Gary Salmon. Jaren has two older siblings, Hayden and Sara, and two younger ones, Kaelan and Lucy.

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The Glenboro-Carberry-Baldur (GCB) Wildcats, who have moved into second place in the 18-team Westman High School Hockey League, have two more home games before playoffs. Quarter finals are best of three affairs in the championship series, with 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6, and 4 vs 5. Teams ranked 9 to 16 will compete in a consolation series. Many league teams are competitive. The AA hockey provincials will be hosted by Russell Mar. 11 to 13. Three Westman League teams, the Killarney-Wawanesa Raiders, the GCB Wildcats and Russell’s Major Pratt Trojans, will participate in the six-team tournament. Four Wildcat players also play basketball with the Cougars, who plan to play in the A/AA Junior Varsity Provincials hosted by Birtle Mar. 11 to 13. Host Sandy Bay Badgers (18-9-0) edged the GCB Wildcats 2-1 Thursday, Feb. 24. The visitors outshot the Badgers 55-34, including 25-4 in the third period. Trey Dickson (37th), assisted by Kylan Aitken and Carson Nakonechny, was able to spoil Sandy Bay goalie Keecan Beaulieu’s shutout bid with one minute left in the game. After a scoreless opening frame, the winners took a 2-0 lead, with goals from Riley McBride and Reed Houle (27th). Each team served one penalty in the exciting contest. Paced by shootout goals from the Elliot brothers, Peyton and Carter, and Griffin Anderson with the winner, the Wildcats (22-9-0) defeated McCreary/Ste. Rose Mountaineers (15-13-0) 4-3 in Glenboro Saturday, Feb. 26. Period scores were 1-1, 3-3, and the third frame and overtime (4 on 4) were scoreless. Dylan Hood, assisted by Jaxon Mueller, opened the scoring for the hosts. Second period markers were recorded by Peyton Elliot from Kylan Aitken and Jaren Waldner (25th), with Trey Dickson drawing the assist. Replying for the visitors were Ryan Benson, Liam Musgrave and Kayden Caumartin with singles. The Mountaineers were outshot 26-22. The exciting match had a perfect ending for coach Corey Forbes’s 800th game as a Wildcats mentor. A number of his former players were in attendance to recognize and honour this hard-working sports enthusiast who is in his 20th season with the team. Way to go, Corey! The Wildcats played Crocus Plains in Brandon Feb. 27, hosted Boissevain/Souris in Glenboro Mar. 2, and host Crocus in Carberry Mar. 4.

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Gloria Mott and Ivan Crerar, of Carberry, headed to 5-pin bowling Provincials in Carman on Feb. 26.

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Fields, and the 15U AAA provincials July 29 to 31 at Simplot Millenium Park. U11, U13 and U15 Prospects Jamboree will be hosted at the Simplot fields July 22 to 24. • Coach, Chris Unrau’s, junior varsity basketball team hosted a five team (St. Laurent, Virden, Neelin and Boissevain) tournament at the Cougardome Saturday, Feb. 26. • The US women’s soccer team won a $24 million lawsuit from the US Soccer Association for equal pay. The women’s team has been very successful, including Olympic and world championships, and has been fighting inequalities for years.

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• Team Manitoba, consisting of skip Mike McEwen, third Reid Carruthers, second Derek Samagalski and lead Colin Hodgson, will participate in the 2022 Brier in Lethbridge Mar. 4 to 13. Competition will be keen, with Brad Gushue, Olympic bronze medallist as Wildcard 1, Brendan Bottcher, Canadian champion, Kevin Koe, four time Brier winner, and wildcards Matt Dunstone and Jason Gunnlaugson among the 18 competitors. Formed in 2018, the McEwen rink, as a group, has a combined 20 provincial men’s titles, and were able to edge 21-year-old Ryan Wiebe 10-9 in the semifinal and defeat 26-year-old Colton Lott, of Winnipeg Beach, 8-3 in eight ends in the final to claim the Manitoba crown in Selkirk Feb. 13. Lott has been added to the McEwen rink as their fifth curler for the Brier. • The Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts held in Carberry Dec. 15 to 19 was successful in many ways. A profit of $74,583.21 was realized. Money that has been donated to date includes: Grads 2022– $200; Winnipeg

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Diana Lynn Elliott

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Lynn on Sunday, February 20, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer. Lynn was born in Ottawa ON, on February 19, 1949, to John Fraser and Barbara Children. As a young child, Lynn left Ottawa with her sister Margie and her mother and resettled in Neepawa, MB. They lived temporarily with Lynn’s grandparents, George and Ella Children, who were a big early influence on her life. Lynn was a very positive and happy person. Her mother Barbara remarried Roy Davie and together the family moved out to the farm. Lynn began her elementary schooling at Dumfries. She felt most at home on the farm with the animals and she loved riding horses in the rolling pasture nearby. Lynn continued her education in Neepawa, where she obtained her high school diploma. During high school, she excelled in track and field and won various track awards in the province. After she married Jack, they started a family in Winnipeg and eventually moved to Calgary, Alberta. Ultimately, they returned to Manitoba and in 1981 began a life on the farm east of Eden, Manitoba. Lynn was a very articulate and creative woman. She loved to play the piano, dance and sing along to all types of music. She had the ability to sew anything, including tracksuits, grad and wedding dresses, ski wear, and even baby clothes whenever a new grandchild was born. Lynn was also a creative and wonderful cook. Over the years, she made many holiday meals that have left lasting memories. Lynn loved all sports, but she especially loved to golf with her sons and Jack. She was justifiably proud of the hole-in-one she shot at the Neepawa Golf Course, which came only a few days after Jack got one. Lynn was an avid reader, and never without a book. She loved to travel and made numerous trips to Mexico, enjoyed many cruises and countless road trips. Most recently, Lynn and Jack spent their winters in beautiful British Columbia, taking part of that time to visit with their West Coast family. Lynn loved her job as a Teacher’s Assistant for over ten years in the Eden School. She enjoyed the learning atmosphere, the teachers and the students she worked with. Lynn is survived by Jack, her loving husband for over 53 years, daughter Nadine (Kevin) and sons Michael (Corinne) and Mark (Laura), and grandchildren, Zachary, Keenan, Quinlan, Riley, Deshonn, Nelson, Jackson, Jaden and Luke. Lynn was predeceased by her parents Roy and Barbara Davie, and her in-laws Murray and Allie Elliott. She is survived by her siblings Lawson Davie, Margie Johnson and Charlotte Evanyshyn. She is also survived by her Aunt Molly and Uncle Jack of Ottawa and her eight half-brothers and sisters across Canada. Lynn fought a valiant battle with cancer for over twenty-five years and she adopted this quotation that fit the way she chose to live her life: “You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy.” The family would like to thank the nursing staff for their care in Minnedosa and Neepawa. Special thanks to Dr. Wiebe. We would also like to thank Palliative Care and especially Mary Ellen Clark for her strength and care. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if friends and family wish to, they may make donations in the memory of Diana Lynn to Cancer Care or Palliative Care. White’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. www.whitesfh.ca

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Obituary Larry Norman Evans

August 4, 1943-February 18, 2022 Left with many memories of Larry is his wife Nancy, the whole Hunter clan, the Kuculyms and many, many friends. Larry is predeceased by his father Tony and mother Ann (nee Kuculym) . Larry was born and raised in Neepawa. As an only child, he gathered up friends who are like brothers and sisters to this day. His love of hockey began on outdoor rinks - the one Tony built in the back yard and countless others. He was a member of the Bantam BB club that won the Provincial championship in 1958, scoring winning goals in the first and third games. In 1960, Larry was playing with the Brandon Juveniles. Following this, he was in the Brandon Wheat Kings organization, the Flin Flon Bombers, and Weyburn Red Wings. He joined the Winnipeg Rangers in 1962.In the fall of 1964, he attended training camps with the New Haven Blades and the Charlotte Checkers of the Eastern Professional League. He ended his time with the New Jersey Devils farm team of the New York Rangers. When Larry returned home, he joined the Neepawa Natives, followed by the commercial league, the 39ers, and finally the NHL! (Neepawa Noonhour Hockey League) A highlight was travelling to Russia with the Winnipeg Clubs, a once in a lifetime trip. Larry travelled 10 plus times to the World Senior Hockey Tournament in Santa Rosa California, always the combination of competition and renewed friendships. Larry joined Tony and Ann in the restaurant business. When the original Evans Drive-In burned down, Larry convinced his parents to rebuild in 1971. The north west corner of Highways 5 and 16 always anchored the variety of businesses the Evans family developed over four decades: the bowling lanes (1962), the roller rink, banquet room, the Chalet 66 Restaurant, later Mr Ribs, as well as a variety of gas stations, Pacific 66 and Petro Can. Offering places for people to gather, to feel at home and welcome was at the heart of Larry’s world. Of all the businesses, Larry loved the Bowling Alley best with his most special leagues being the Wednesday Night District League and his Touchwood Friday morning gang. Many young people started their work life at the Lanes: pin setting, loading drink machines, polishing the pins, working the till and cleaning. They learned how to work, to know they were needed, and after the job was done, there was time for a coke and chips, or a swim. The cottage Larry designed and helped build at Lake Irwin was home base. Adding a pontoon boat and swimming pool drew family and friends to Larry, confident they were always welcome and there was always room for one more. Larry was a member of the Neepawa Lions Club and of the St. James Anglican church. Larry’s funeral service was held at NUASM church in Neepawa on Feb. 24, 2022 with Father Chad McCharles presiding. Interment followed at Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations in Larry’s memory are to charity of your choice, Doctors Without Borders or the Beautiful Plains Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to White’s Funeral Home Neepawa, Manitoba.

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Obituary ROY WILLIAM JEWSBURY 1942 to 2022 It is with saddened hearts & precious memories that we announce the passing of Roy Jewsbury at Brandon Regional Health Centre on February 17, 2022 at the age of 79 years. Roy was born in Glenboro, MB, March 27th, 1942, the third son of Endsor and Ethel Jewsbury. He was raised on the family farm south of Glenboro and received his education at Hecla School and Glenboro High School. He loved hunting and fishing and spent many happy hours with his Dad and brothers doing this. In the winter, he spent his spare time at the local curling rink and going to bonspiels. Roy married Joan Mills from Stockton and two children were born from this union, Victoria Joan and Jason Roy. He farmed the home farm for a few years and then moved to Carberry, where he managed a large cattle, grain and potato farm for Charles Mayer. In 1988, he met the love of his life, Bya van Kommer and they married in 1990. They moved to Swan River to operate a family restaurant. This was a wonderful change for him and it was a very successful venture. After ten years, they wanted a change, so they moved to Dauphin to manage a motel and from there to Super 8 motel, where he worked as maintenance supervisor until retirement. Roy and Bya started holidaying in the south in 1994, at first two weeks at a time and later 3 or 4 months. They continued this until 2017, when Bya took sick, which forced them to stay home. Left to mourn his passing is Bya, his wife of 31 years; daughter Victoria (Andrew) Waddell from Comox, BC, son Jason from Airdrie, AB, step son Darren Parker (Rufa) Calgary, AB, step daughter Debbie (Darcy) Read from Cold Lake, AB, grandchildren – Justin Waddell, Katlyn Waddell from Comox, BC., Dean (Amanda) Parker from Victoria BC, Matthew (Meghan) Phillips and daughter Violet from Cold Lake, AB, and Christopher Phillips from Brandon. Brothers and sisters – Bob and Olivia Jewsbury from Glenboro, Frank and Loretta Jewsbury from Ottawa, Fred and Margaret Jewsbury from Glenboro, Iris and Tom Williams from Regina, Lois Jenkins from Calgary, Maggie and Rick McKnight from Calgary, Jim and Janie Jewsbury from Grandora, Marion van Kommer from Claresholm, Neil and Esther van Kommer from Carberry, Bert Kommer and Debbie from Carberry, Margie and Brent Irwin from Brandon and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by father Endsor, mother Ethel, father-inlaw Bert van Kommer, mother-in-law Corrie van Kommer, brother-in-laws John van Kommer, Ted Jenkins, sister-in laws Hennie van Kommer, Andre Jewsbury, niece Holly van Kommer, nephews Rory Jewsbury, Buddy van Kommer and Evan Wytinck. As per Roy’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place at a later date. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Roy may be made to CancerCare Manitoba. Friends and family are invited to visit Roy’s memorial page at interlakecremation.ca, where memories and condolences may be shared. Arrangements entrusted to: Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

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Obituary Edward Barry Donnelly

December 21, 1938 - February 22, 2022 Edward Barry Donnelly passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at the Neepawa Hospital. Barry was born on December 21, 1938 and was raised on the farm at Mayfeld with his three sisters and one brother. He attended Gillespie School. His first employment was delivering for Eaton’s. Later, he was employed with the railroad on the Bridge and Building (the B & B). In 1961, he completed his barber course and for the next sixty years was in business. He worked at Neepawa and Rivers Air Base, before moving to MacGregor in 1968. He always said his customers were his friends. He loved his work. Three generations of one family always travelled together to come for haircuts. He barbered in Glenboro part time, as well. Barry enjoyed his “farm”, where he had his horses. Hauling bales and blocked roads in winter were an issue. He always grew a wonderful garden. Pumpkins and zucchini were his specialty, which he shared with his relatives and friends. (The raccoons often stopped by to see if the corn was ready.) He made good use of his Fordson tractor and other implements. Fallen trees and branches had to be cleared out, mowing had to be done. He was very particular about the yard in town, as well. Trees and hedges had to be trimmed. He faithfully fed the birds in the winter. A special feeder was constructed so the birds were protected from the weather. Every fall sunflower seeds, birdseed and of course peanuts for the blue jays were purchased. Barry always loved sports, whether playing hockey, baseball (with the Neepawa Farmers and later with the MacGregor Cubs), golf, bowling and curling. He was always ready for a game of cribbage. He is predeceased by his parents Jack and Katie (Pearce) Donnelly, sister Joyce (Glenn) McCaskill, nephew Ron McCaskill, in laws Tom and Stella Lobb, sister-in-law Vivian (Don) Collins, niece Brenda (Grant) Schettler. Barry will be sadly missed by his wife Jeanette, sisters Louise (Joe) Shelestynski, Kay (Wayne) Ward, brother Morley (Patty), brother-in-law Lloyd (Lorraine) Lobb, as well as many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. A family service will be held at a later date, with interment at Mekiwin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Barry may be made to: The Children’s Wish Foundation, Manitoba Chapter 350 St. Mary Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J2 or to the charity of one’s choice. Clarke’s Funeral Home Gladstone – MacGregor in care of arrangements.


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In Memory Les Richardson - April 7, 1933 - March 3, 2020 We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. Now all we have is memories, and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, With which we'll never part, God has you in his keeping while we have you in our heart. Love: Greg, Harvey, Brenda, Calvin, Debbie, Brian & families

Obituary SIMPSON

Charles “Charlie” Melvin, 91, beloved husband of the late Ruby Simpson, passed away on Monday, February 14, 2022 at Fairview Home. Charlie, youngest son of Hector and Lena Simpson, was born on the home farm near Brookdale on November 14, 1930 and continued to reside there until 2006. He completed grade 12 at Brookdale school and started farming with his father and older brother, Francis. In 1950, they started the Tir Eachuinn Angus herd and it continued up until the herd was dispersed in 1965. Charlie was a soft spoken, kind man that was always active in community events. This included 4-H and 4-H leadership, square dancing, curling, community club, as well as Manitoba Pool Elevators, Brookdale United Church and various cattle organizations. Charlie was an avid reader and talented painter. Charlie married Ruby (nee Booth) Bartz in July 1973. Cattle were on the agenda again and a small commercial feedlot was run, along with the grain farming, for a few years. In 1978, together with son Bob, the Tag-aLong Red Angus herd was established and grew to over 300. Charlie and Ruby were members of the Manitoba Angus Association for many years and were presented with Honourary President’s pins by the Canadian Angus Association in Toronto. The herd was dispersed in the fall of 2005 on Charlie’s 75th birthday. They remained on the farm for another year before moving to Neepawa. After living in Neepawa for three years, they moved to Brandon and resided at Victoria Landing, where they enjoyed the company of many friends and staff members. Following Ruby’s passing, and due to declining health, Charlie moved to Fairview Home. Charlie is survived by children Bob (Heather) Bartz, Don (Cathy) Bartz, and Tracey (Doug) Anderson. Charlie will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Glenn (Jessica), Charlene (Mark), Caitlin (Kris); Scott (Cara), Jamie (Jenna), Andrew (Amber); Patricia (Greg), Trent (Jessica), and his great grandchildren Kristyn, Andrew, Ivy; Charlotte, Madeline, Brooklyn, Kennedy; Caden, Ryker. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and extended family members. Charlie was predeceased by wife Ruby, parents Hector and Lena, brother Francis (Thelma), and sisters Eleanor (Frans) Swanson, Marion (Harold) Ishenberg, Dorothy (Stan) Cook, brother-in-law Bill (Cleo) Booth and two nephews. The family wishes to thank Fairview staff for their kindness. Charlie and family have sincerely appreciated the phone calls, emails and text messages from friends and family over the last months. Charlie’s family will cherish his memory privately. Interment will take place at Brookdale Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Charlie may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3P 2T5. The family invites you to view the tribute video on Charlie’s memorial page at www.memorieschapel.com. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements with Memories Chapel, Brandon 1-855-727-0330.

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TURTLE RIVER SCHOOL DIVISION Kindergarten Registration for the 2022 Fall Term will be held during the regular school hours between March 1 and March 25, 2022 at the following schools: Alonsa School Tele # 204-767-2168 Glenella School Tele # 204-352-4253 Ste. Rose School Tele # 204-447-2088 McCreary School Tele # 204-835-2083 We are once again proud to offer a Full-Time Kindergarten Program. All children born on or before December 31, 2017 are eligible to register. To register you will need to bring your child’s Manitoba Health PHIN# and one of the following: Birth Certificate, Baptismal certificate, Certificate of live birth, Health card or Statutory declaration. If you have any questions, please feel free to call your school today.

TURTLE RIVER SCHOOL DIVISION École Laurier French Immersion Inscription à la maternelle Kindergarten Registration L’inscription à la maternelle à temps plein aura lieu du 1 mars au 25 mars, 2022. Tous les enfants qui sont nés avant le 31 décembre, 2017 sont admissibles. Veuillez apporter à l’école, votre carte d’immatriculation ainsi qu’un des suivants : le certificat de naissance de votre enfant, le certificat de baptême, une déclaration de naissance vivante ou une déclaration solennelle. Nous sommes une école d`immersion française, la pré-maternelle à la 8ième année, et nous offrons une excellente éducation dans les deux langues officielles. Full Time French Immersion Kindergarten registration will take place from March 1 to March 25, 2022. All children born on or before December 31, 2017 are eligible to register. To register you will need to bring in your child’s Manitoba Health PHIN# and one of the following: Birth Certificate, Baptismal certificate, Certificate of live birth, Health card or Statutory declaration. We are a Jr. K-8 French Immersion school and provide an excellent education in both official languages. École Laurier Laurier, Manitoba 204-447-2068

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Manitoba Housing will be hosting an Open House at Yellowhead Manor 50+ Seniors Housing March 17, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 310 Davidson Street, Neepawa Staff will be on-site to assist with the Manitoba Housing Application Tours of the building will be provided Additional Recourses Available at the Open House - Employment & Income Assistance will be on site to answer questions and schedule intake appointments - Community Mental Health - Salvation Army – Food bank information, community thrift store, community garden information and additional community resources - Home Assistance Neepawa & District (HAND) – Community meal program, life line equipment, income tax program, additional resources for seniors - Neepawa & Area Immigrant Settlement Services PLEASE CALL 1-888-440-4663 TO SCHEDULE AN INFORMATION SESSION AND TOUR Manitoba Housing provides a wide range of subsidized housing throughout the province of Manitoba. We partner with other governments, community organizations and private groups to create safe and affordable housing.

The RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF ROSEDALE

Is inviting tenders for the application of gravel to municipal roads in 2022. Please see the municipal website for complete tender package.

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PUBLIC NOTICE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF ROSEDALE 2022 PESTICIDE CONTROL PROGRAM

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1. To control noxious weeds on road allowances within the Municipality. The projected dates of application will be from May 1, 2022 to October 15, 2022. The herbicides to be used include: • 2, 4-D Ester 700 • Navius • Banvel vm • 2.4-D Amine 600 • Tordon 22K • Truvist • Fiesta • Glyphosate The public may send written submissions or objections within 15 days of the publication of this notice to the department below:

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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 http://hylife.com/current-opportunities/ or email to jobs@hylife.com or mail to PO Box 10,000, 623 Main St E, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0.

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We are looking for a self-motivated, full time person to join our team, to begin work immediately. Duties to include: • Payroll, accts. payable, accts. receivable, trust accts., financial statements • Computer skills are essential • We will train the successful person for Autopac • Preference given to individuals with accounting experience Apply in writing with references stating salary expectations to: PO Box 969, Neepawa MB R0J 1H0 or via email to mhutton@gillandschmall.com Only those candidates being considered will be contacted. The McCreary Golf & Country Club will be looking to fill the following positions for the 2022 golf season. (Seasonal employment estimated April 15 - October 15) - Full Time Clubhouse Supervisor - Full Time and Part Time Clubhouse Workers - Full Time Greenskeeper Wages are negotiable based on experience. All positions will have some weekend and evening shifts. Are you looking for a seasonal position and work in a customer service based atmosphere? Please send your cover letter and resume to: McCreary Golf & Country Club Box 400, McCreary, MB. R0J 1B0 and mark clearly on the envelope which position you are applying for by March 18, 2022.

ROSE INC. in Ste. Rose du Lac, MB.

Is now accepting applications for the position of:

Executive Director

Reports Directly to ROSE INC. Board of Directors Requirements/Duties/Qualifications for this Position: • Business Administration Certification/Experience • Experience working with persons with disabilities a definite asset. Human Resource Management Skills: • Advocate for Persons with Disabilities • Mediation/Union Negotiations • Problem Solving Skills Training & Education: • Supervision • Provide Leadership Work with Board of Directors, Department of Families/ Reporting of Financial Requirements to Family Services, etc. For Further information please call Janet at 204-447-3224 Extension 1 Please forward applications/resume to: ROSE Inc., Attention: Janet. Box 28, Ste. Rose du Lac MB. R0L 1S0


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at our GROCERY STORE in NEEPAWA, MB. Who we are: Co-op does business differently. As a co-operative, we believe in working together to serve Western Canadians, delivering profits back to our communities and investing in sustainable growth. To learn more about who we are and how you can help bring our brand to life, visit us at www.neepawagladstoneco-op.crs We are looking for: Grocery Clerk Duties to include, but not limited to, customer service, processing customer transactions, bagging groceries, merchandising, receiving, stocking and general housekeeping duties, and other duties as requested. Must be available to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, and weekends. This position will remain open until filled. At Co-op, we embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are working to create a workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve. We support and provide an environment that allows all to bring their whole selves to work. Apply online at www.neepawagladstoneco-op.crs or contact us at s.fluker@neepawagladstonecoop.com for more information. Scan the QR Code to be directed to the job posting.

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Letter to the editor: Governments refuse to entertain dialog

Good points on Ken Waddell’s Feb. 18 column, “We saw that coming”. I have a couple of points to share. When Governments refuse to entertain dialog with lowly Canadian citizens on matters that pertain to a majority of working class people, what avenues do we have left. A peaceful protest, was game on. What dialog was entertained between the hundreds of thousands of people on the streets of Ottawa (or the convoy organizers, Doctors and Scientific minds begging for dialog) and a single Politician, Mayor and or the Police chief from Ottawa?? They all cowered behind the safety of their heavily guarded palaces, fact. One Czech city councillor made his way through the streets to have a conversation with the people

occupying his city. It is worthy to note that this mans job is threatened by the same vaccine mandates as the rest of working Canada, go figure! The Government spread fear and lies to Ottawa and Canadian citizens through its heavily subsidized media, to justify the use of force by secret foreign UN military thugs on peaceful protesters. One last point, All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force.” -George Orwell. Just saying Curtis Carrigan Neepawa, MB

Letter: More far fetched than the week before been truckers, nor against mandates. The fact Tamara Lich and Pat King have been denied bail and thankfully continue eating three small squares a day on a lovely thin cot for going on a third straight week should put a final nail in the coffin of these PPC/Maverick/Wexit followers’ brains that it was about mandates, that Trudeau is a tyrant or that the Emergency Act didn’t need to be used.

It’s on record that the OPP, disgraced Ottawa chief of police, MPs and business people donated money and aided these homegrown terrorists. He allowed the provinces and law enforcement to use Canadian laws to prevent them from doing what transpired, but when you have those who are supposed to protect and enforce said laws working against, you what else was he to do? Pat King is on video say-

Letter: Right side of the law Well, the convoy is dispersed, but not gone. To those disparaging it: Yup, they don’t represent all Canadians. Yup, there were a paltry few who behaved badly. However, “People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” Indeed, people from all backgrounds and heritages act like jerks, usually for far less reason. People yell epithets, get angry or are belligerent, sometimes alone, sometimes as part of, say, an environmental protest or the 2011 Stanley Cup riot. However, we would never say that all First Nations are “unacceptable” because a few got drunk. We don’t label all sports enthusiasts “terrorists.” We don’t assert that all French Canadians are racists because of the FLQ Crisis, nor suggest all

financiers must be lumped in with Jeffrey Epstein. Stereotyping stems from laziness and arrogance. Meanwhile, discrimination and slander are real, chargeable offenses. In Canada, we pride ourselves on acceptance and diversity (what the truckers represented). By law, immunization is not mandatory (apparently this bears repeating). Peaceful protests are a protected right and bouncy castles don’t constitute an emergency. Indeed, for decades we’ve promoted, “My body, my choice.” Yet for two years governments have cavalierly and maliciously subverted this. They’ve coerced, threatened and used punitive measures, when the data proves all efforts to vanquish the virus were ineffective (same stats both years)—not to mention

repugnant and absolutely illegal. It doesn’t matter why someone doesn’t want the jab. They have the legal right to choose! We must stand on the right side of the law. In a civilized society, we inspire voluntary responsibility. The alternative is totalitarianism, where government compels everything you think, say, and do, 24-7. And to be clear … that is a Bad Thing! (The media snagged millions in exchange for subliminal messaging and bias that colored dictatorship rosy pink.) However, compelled behavior spells democracy’s demise, so to anyone who prefers totalitarianism, I say: “You don’t represent the free majority.” Lenora Buffi Neepawa, MB

ing Trudeau needs to catch a bullet. But he’s a peaceful man not wanting to hurt anyone (sarcasm). I hope I’m not the only one tired of reading the same drivel (previously 9.5 years in Rivers now more than six in Neepawa) that Ken continues putting in ink. As a result, as stated, cancel culture seems to be one of the only effective things in today’s world. Matthew Bauche Carberry, MB

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Maybe we should make good use of this protest. I personally don’t think our government is out to get us, rather they are listening to loud powerful voices. We are just not focused! Our goals are not clear!! We are lucky to have large fundamental issues at this point. We must appeal to large numbers of people at this stage, not only a fringe group. Health care and taxation might be the place to start. 1. CFIA could do a great service to Canadians, if it did it’s job and banned all unhealthy disease causing food. CIFA needs a total revamp. 2. Our health care systems both federal and provincial need a new #1 focus on preventative and curative ideologies. I mean a total change in focus and end goals. 3. Taxation, is out of control and for no good reason. We need to stop all forms of tax avoidance, loopholes, forgiveness programs, tax havens and money laundering etc. 4. Electoral Reform is needed to make our elections more representative of the people. We have a population of 37 million and 90 per cent might get behind these three fundamental issues. It’s time to stop politicizing every idea and get the job done. Keith Arthur Gladstone MB

neepawa

Seems this is the only way to prevent stuff like Ken Waddell’s opinion pieces from being read. Effective on Monday, I will tell the Carberry post office I will no longer allow Neepawa Banner to be placed in my P.O. Box. The continued lying and falsehoods spewed each week are only getting more far fetched than the week before. These convoy insurgents were not, and have never

Letter: Opportunity knocks

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Arden hosts open bonspiel weekend The Arden Curling Club was a buzz of activity l a s t w e e ke n d . Th e y held their annual Open Bonspiel from Feb. 25 to Feb. 27. The club has had an irregular season this year, with parts of the season and some bonspiels being cancelled due to the pandemic, but the Open Bonspiel was one of their successful events. Pi c t u re d t o t h e l e ft are two of the rinks competing on Sunday, with two adjacent players just happening to throw their rocks at the same time. PHOTO BY DIANE WARNER

PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY JOAN PARAMOR

Pictured above are the winning teams of the three events from the Arden Open Bonspiel. Left: The winners of the first event were skip Kevin Paramor, Darla Hanke, Harvey Hanke and Pat Paramor. Middle: Winners of the second event were skip Darcy Eng, Grant Babcock, Synnova Asselstine and Joel Asselstine. Right: The winners of the third event were skip Michelle Babcock, Craig Johnston, Shannon Plett and Mandy Johnston.

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