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Town of Neepawa Carberry’s Falk Pharmacy sold reveals its 2022 Super Thrifty Pharmacy purchase and takeover financial plan the operation of local business By Eoin Devereux

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The Town of Neepawa has released details on its website related to its financial plan for 2022. These are the initial results of deliberations between town administration and the finance committee that had begun back in November. These numbers could still be altered as a result of upcoming discussions with ratepayers, as a public hearing on the plan has been scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 19. It will take place at the Council Chambers in the Municipal Building and begin at 6:00 p.m. General operating fund As for allocation of the money in the 2022 finacial plan, the general operating fund for this year will be an estimated $16,984,793. That number is up by $2,722,532 from last year’s estimated amount. The actuals for expenditures in general operating in 2021 were $10,863,891. The most signif icant reason for the increase appears in the expenditure for Transportation Services, which goes from a little over $2 million to $6.1 million.

Utility operating fund The estimated amount for the utility operating fund will be just over $4,500,734, a decrease of around $1.6 million compared to the budgeted amount that was set aside last year. The actuals on spending for utility in 2021 was $3,082 million. Still time to have your say Councillor Darryl Gerrard, who also heads the finance committee, noted that these initial numbers are encouraging, as they’re an indication of the growth and prosperity being generated locally. Gerrard also indicated that it is very important for ratepayers to participate in these upcoming discussions. “I always encourage the ratepayer to be involved in the process and see what the priorities are [for municipal spending] and if they don’t agree, to offer suggestions as to what the priorities need to be,” said Gerrard. After the public hearing on Apr. 19, the financial plan for the Town of Neepawa will be reviewed. Final approval on the numbers will not occur until early May.

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By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press Super Thrifty has purchased Falk Pharmacy in Carberry effective April 1. Jason Falk of Macdonald graduated from Portage Collegiate and then in 2000 from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba. He began working with pharmacist Dennis McMillan in Carberry and purchased the business in 2007. Nadine Falk, his wife, graduated from Wil liam Morton Collegiate in Gladstone and the 1999 class of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba. They have two daughters, Vanessa, in Grade 10 at Vincent Massey Collegiate in Brandon and Natasha, who is in Grade 12 and will graduate from t he Hockey Academy in Kelowna, BC. Their female hockey team was very successful and won the national championship this year. The Falks plan to move to Brandon and will work for Super Thrifty who own several pharmacies in western Manitoba. Alana Bailey, an honours graduate from Carber r y Col leg iate, and graduate of the Faculty of

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Troubled times

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his week, we kick off the first of four weeks of our annual “Everything for your farm” editions. We are thankful for our farmers and our ag industry. As the saying goes, “The farmers feed us all.” We are also thankful as a newspaper and a community for the companies that serve our farm industry. Many of those companies are featured in this week’s colour centre spread. Farming has faced many challenges over the decades in western Canada. There’s the expected effects of drought, flooding, hail and frost. Those things happen and often unpredictably. Add to that railway strikes and threats of strikes, climbing fuel prices and fertilizer shortages and you have a recipe for stress. Stress on the farmers, suppliers and consumers. Farmers and the ag industry are faced with tough decisions every day, but they have to make them and then live by them. We have to live by our decisions, too. This year is unique, as we are in the turmoil of war. The tanks and guns, the land mines and the horrific death toll are far away, but the effects are felt around the world, The country of Ukraine is under attack by Russia. Russia, by all accounts, should have won this war weeks ago, but they haven’t. Rest assured they won’t quit unless they are forced to do so. Losing possibly thousands of soldiers and hundreds of pieces of military equipment will not deter them. Only brute force will stop Russia, or more specifically, Mr. Putin. Putin has been clearly described by people who know him, and known his wrath, as being insanely possessed with the desire of restoring some version of a former Russian empire. It’s an unrealistic goal, and likely an unachievable goal, but that doesn’t deter Putin. For him, it’s a do or die situation and he knows he is going to die some day. He’s neepawa

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close to 70 years old and while he may be seen as insane, or close to it, he is not stupid. And, for now at least, he is in control of a very large country with a very large military. That they are losing the war for now in Ukraine is a testament to the will of the Ukrainian people and the apparent ineptness of the Russian military machine. It seems that the loyalty, dedication and training of the Russian military are all lacking the intensity required to be effective in a real war fought on foreign ground. The effects of the Ukraine war are being felt around the world. Certainly the destruction of buildings and infrastructure, the deaths and injuries and the overwhelming refugee influx to surrounding countries makes for a terrifying situation. For our farmers, the economic destruction is causing a lot of concerns. Supplies are being wildly disrupted by the war and by sanctions. Ukraine produces a lot of food. Their farmers may not be able to plant all the crops this year. They may be hindered by land mines, by actual battles, by fuel shortages, etc. The list goes on. Will Ukraine and Russia even be able to feed themselves this year or in years to come? Will European countries be able to survive with reduced supplies of Russian gas and oil? As our farmers head to the fields in the next few weeks, the war must weigh heavily on their minds and their bank accounts.

As we approach Easter time, it would be helpful and wise to turn our attention to the Christian message of hope and salvation. In the bluntest of terms, we can work and strive all we want, but in the final analysis, we were born, we live and we die. The hope and promise of Heaven is the only certainty we can cling to in good times and in tough times alike. It’s important that we make the best of a tough situation. In Canada, we have much to be thankful for. We are still prosperous, but our current governments are doing their best to erode that prosperity. The ongoing nonsense about leaving the gas and oil industry in the past and doing it very quickly is basically stupid. Not only stupid, but unreachable. We don’t have enough oil and gas to get us to the dreamy place where we can do without oil and gas. We may possibly reach the goal of zero emissions, but don’t hold your breath. We are likely decades away from that point. What we need to do is grow what we can, wherever we can, be it food or industry. Look after what lies in front of us each day and place our faith in God and, to some extent, our own efforts. That’s what our farmers do every day, every year. We need to learn from our farmers and support them. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this column are the writer’s personal views and are not to be taken as being the view of the Banner & Press staff.

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understand the term ‘booter’ is distinctly prairie, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, to be precise. It’s a term I have used and heard many times. The first booter I recall was self inflicted– and no, they are not all self-inflicted! Back in the day, we walked to the end of the lane to catch the school bus. A neighbouring family, not from our catchment, drove to this point and caught the bus with us– the Toews’ girls. It was spring. There was a semi firm layer of snow hiding the water that had accumulated in the ditch. I decided to tramp over the banks, despite Mr. T’s admonition that the snow was not firm enough to support my weight. Well, self willed and strong willed, I then stamped my way across the ditch snow, only to sink, one leg staying above and the other plunging to the dividing point. Appalled, I extradited myself. Refusing the offer to be escorted back home for a dry change of clothing, and miss the bus, I, head held high, mounted the steps of the less than cosy bus, and began a dreary day. T’was a long time before I thoroughly dried out.. That is the first one I firmly recall. The other event, earlier in my life, is held together with family folklore. My earliest years were lived in the Kane area. Here the rich soil was gumbo when wet. Heavy, mud caking, boot sucking gumbo. My sister and I mired down on our way to visit our grandparents, on the other side of the driveway. It was not a boot filled with water, or snow, it was a boot abandoned mid journey. It would be safe to say that I lost a booter! The taller the rubber boot, the further afield one can adventure. Walking slowly, deliberately and very carefully, creating no waves, one could traverse the depths and cross a puddle dry. Anyone who knows me knows that I seldom move slowly, deliberately or very carefully! First, only the rim of the trouser tucked into the boot becomes soggy. Not so bad. Continue until crisis point has been exceeded! And then it was a case of in for a penny, in for a pound. Socks soaked, deed done, scolding earned, play until one wants to quit! Progressing to parenting, I would watch from a window as a child or three advanced into the gathered waters. I knew the depth of the water, and the height of the boots, and the spirit of the children. Simply get the dry gear ready for their re-entry. Without a doubt I may have raised my voice! The echo of my father’s comment after one of my shrew moments- Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low– a quote from King Lear wasn’t always enough to still the storm after an eruption! And then, dad had a quote for every situation! By choice, I have not experienced a booter for decades. By chance, I have witnessed some. They are moments of memory, pure joy turning to dismay in an instant. It is a rite of passage for children and puddles. Get your business blooming! Advertise here to fertilize your sales! ads@neepawabanner.com ~ 204-476-3401 ~ 423 Mountain Ave.

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or as long as I can remember, this world has been moving from one crisis to another. But the crises of the last three years are having a direct impact on people who live in my community and make me feel like these things are happening right outside my front door. Let me explain what I mean. The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every person I know. As the first of several lockdowns drew near, the leaders of my church, with the members’ full support, announced that “our congregation will fully comply with all public health orders as they are issued.” Like all faith communities in this province, we were required to suspend inperson services at different times. We had to find other ways to keep in touch with our people. But those were inconveniences, at best. We are happy to do what we can in the on-going fight to protect everyone from exposure to COVID-19 and its variants. COVID-19 had an im-

fulfill, He wanted to obey His Father and even asked Him to remove this “cup”, but was willing to obey His Father, God Almighty (Luke 22:44). Even if there is darkness in our life, seek the will of the Lord and obey Him. He will bring it to pass.

Neil Strohschein pact on my family, as well. We postponed planned vacations, adapted our shopping trips to public health orders and stayed home instead of going out with friends for meals or visits. We were subjected to increased screenings before we could enter a hospital or doctor’s office. But we received the health care services we needed when we needed them. And the screenings we experienced were just as necessary as the security checks we went through prior to boarding an airplane or going to our seats at a major league baseball game, so we had no problem with them. The Ukraine crisis has touched many people in our area. Several homes are displaying Ukrainian flags. Those who live in these homes have family

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After going sometimes through a dark period in our life, we might not see any sunshine when we get up in the morning. We’d rather stay in bed and wait for a better day. When Jesus came to the earth, He came for a reason. He had a commitment to

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Observation henever I get up in the morning and see the sunshine coming in my bedroom, my heart jumps with with

or friends still living in Ukraine. They fell under Russian domination shortly after the war. They gained their independence when the Soviet Union collapsed. Now they are wondering if they will still be an independent country at this time next year. Their families in Canada are praying for them– and by flying the Ukrainian flag, they are inviting us to do the same. Over the past few years, I have drawn much comfort from the words of hope Jesus gave his disciples the night before he died. He did all he could to prepare them for his arrest and the trials, torture and torment he would experience after that. He knew that the crowds that hailed him as king on Palm Sunday would be standing outside Pontius Pilate’s Judgment Hall four

days later, calling for him to be crucified. And he also warned them that when these things happened, they would run away, leaving him to face his death alone, with only his Heavenly Father watching over him. Then, after assuring them that he would rise from the dead and that they would see him again, Jesus said: “These things I have spoken to you that in me, you might have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.” ( John 16:33 KJV) Jesus’s earthly life was filled with chaos. People tried to trick him with their questions and intimidate him with mockery and ridicule. Failing that, they put him to death and locked the doors on his tomb to keep him from getting out. But on the third day, he rose from the dead, just as he had said he would. Jesus’s enemies did all they could to destroy him. He overcame everything they did to him. And thanks to our faith in him as redeemer and king, so can we.

joy. The sooner it gets light, my dear budgie bird start to chirp. If I do not react soon, he gets louder. He is happy too that the darkness is gone.

Gladstone’s Grade 11 class of 1940

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Letters Lies are a hot ticket

Ms. Vickers’ Apr. 1 letter on renewable energy is misguided. Recommended reading topics: carbon as the “stuff of life,” CO2 sequestering, solar/wind failures, large city energy consumption by terawatt hours (1 terawatt = 1 billion kilowatts), total global coal plants, annual global plastics production (about 400 million tonnes, and we’d replace it with …?). The best, solidly reliable forms of renewable energy are hydro (limited by its need for flowing water), wood and coal. I posit that crude oil is also renewable—natural processes created it and surely still are. Ms. Vickers has bought into a lie. Doomsday lies are a hot ticket item these days. Take Covid. The first lie was that millions upon millions would die in Canada alone. Then came the obviously absurd lie that perfectly healthy people were making others ill. Next was the lie that masks work, followed by the lie about the jab, which didn’t stop infection, didn’t stop transmission, lasted only a few months, and caused untold deaths. Anyone who’s seen a blockbuster movie (with their constant CGI), knows that images are very easy to fake. Illusion (artifice, lie, call it what you will) is as endemic as flatulence. Politicians lie. Reporters lie. Millions lie. And then others repeat the lies blindly. Darwin’s theory has been amply disproven (to give just one example, extensive horse fossil records show no aggregate change in their alleged 56-million-year span), yet the world clings stubbornly to the 160-year-old lie. In the 1970s, scientists were certain we were headed for another ice age. A few years later, the hype was imminent fossil fuel shortages. Then came earth’s ozone depletion catastrophe (later it mysteriously “healed”). AIDS was once considered an existential threat. We had the Y2K nonsense. The latest baloney is that carbon dioxide, whose two elements power our planet, is a pollutant that will annihilate us (see Law of Conservation of Mass and photosynthesis). Don’t even get me started on GI fallacies. Here’s a thought: perhaps certain entities stand to profit by lying, like the blockbusters that feed people’s appetite for illusion. Climate change isn’t going to kill us; this lie has circulated for over 65 years (see R. Revelle 1957). We were never in grave danger from the Covid scam-demic. We are, however, in danger of being overrun by greedy charlatans. Lies are their preferred tool. Truth is their worst enemy. Seek truth. Lenora Buffi Neepawa, MB An additional letter can be found on Page 17

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Pictured here are some of the Grade 11 students from the class of 1940-41 in Gladstone. Pictured in the back row, from left to right: Mae Metcalfe, Mildred Collins, Dorothy Boyd, Doug McLean, Neil McCaskill, Jim Fleck, Grace Kerr, Harry Morton and Mr. Jack McGillvray. Front: Marie Lobb, Steph. Karaz, Norma Coventry, Lola McCaskill, Laura Boivin, Geo. Sladecki and Gladys Fehr. Missing from the photo were: Jim Ferguson, Ruth Windus, Dorothy Lester, Marlin Whitcher, Warner Lobb, Rena Craik and Grace Vinie. The photo had been given to the original 1984 Gladstone publication, from which this copy was scanned, by Jim Fleck, of Winnipeg.

In the Mar. 25 edition of the Banner & Press, in the story entitled ‘Kelwood farmers’ markets starting up for third season’, Kalee Mund was incorrectly identified as the owner of the Kelwood Barn. Mund owns the Mountain General, a business which operates inside the Barn, however the Barn itself is owned by a group of Kelwood community members. The Banner & Press apologizes for the error.


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Helen Drysdale out of helen’s kitchen

Women in higher education

Well into the early 1900s, society’s expectation of women was that they had no need for further education other than the three “Rs”, as their natural role was providing for their husbands’ needs and raising children. It was thought that advanced education was beyond the abilities of the fairer sex. The energy devoted to “brain work” was energy diverted from reproductive organs, thus endangering their “female apparatus” and harming their health. Higher learning meant women would become less feminine, destroying home life and society as a whole. The well-adjusted woman should desire to make homemaking her sole career and the source of her fulfillment. Most families assumed their daughters would leave a career upon marriage and therefore funded only their sons’ education. At that time, most women were employed as domestics, dressmakers, millineries or typists. In 1881, there was a massive influx of immigrants from Europe to Manitoba and teachers were in short supply. At that time, most teachers were men. In 1882, Manitoba passed an Act to Establish Normal Schools for the training of teachers. In 1886, in Winnipeg’s Normal School, four women applied for admission and immediate opposition to their requests followed. Only one of the four women enrolled in the fall session. When the women graduated and found work, they were paid a much lesser salary than their male counterparts for the same job. The University of Manitoba was established in 1877. Initially, both students and staff were male. The University of Manitoba did not permit women in post-secondary education at its colleges. Jesse Livingstone Holmes and three other women challenged this rule. In 1886, Jessie passed her matriculation and became the first woman to study at Manitoba College and the first female to graduate from the University of Manitoba in 1889. In 1892, Miss Hattie Foxton became the first female graduate of the Manitoba Medical College, with first-class standing in the examinations for Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery. In 1906, the Manitoba Government established the Manitoba Agricultural College to educate male students in the practices of farming. Generously for the women, in 1910, the Agricultural College established “Household Sciences”, later known as Home Economics. The predominant Victorian message of the time was that “a woman’s place was in the home” and that message came through loud and clear at college. One of the objectives was to make the students aware that homemaking was an honourable profession. To apply, the girls had to be 16 years old, able to prove evidence of moral character, a certificate of good health signed by their parents and enough English education to succeed in their lectures and exams. That year, 21 women took the first course offered by the newly formed Department of Household Science. They were required to wear uniforms that “the skirt had to clear the ground by exactly four inches.” Legislation in 1912 enabled women to practice as barristers on the same terms as men. In 1913, Manitoba passed legislation for the registration of nurses. With that came a new three year course at the Winnipeg University, which, at the time, was the first province in Canada to do so. By 1914, enrolment at the university was 974 students. 155 were women, 142 in Arts, six in medicine, six in law and one in pharmacy. There was an increase in the number of women employed at the University of Manitoba by 1920, however, they were much lower paid than their male colleagues. Higher education for women was a long journey. But once women set foot in the classroom, there was no stopping them and the women were on campus to stay. The Household Science students learned about raising their food, as well as cooking it. The old cookbooks of that era talk about the lack of eggs in the winter and the abundant supply in the spring. “A hen worth her board and keep produces 20 eggs a month during the summer months.” When the hens were most prolific, eggs were served in many ways for any meal. When the hen no longer produced her 20 eggs a month, she became creamed chicken on toast. Eggs á la goldenrod 1 Tbsp. butter 1 Tbsp. flour 1 cup milk 5 hardboiled eggs

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Spruce Plains RCMP report

By Cpl. Jacob Stanton Spruce Plains RCMP

During the week of Mar. 28 to Apr. 3, Spruce Plains RCMP dealt with 43 police activities. Mar. 28: RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter to a residence in Glenella. Numerous items including firearms were stolen. The matter is still under investigation. Police were dispatched to a report of an assault with a weapon in Neepawa. It was later determined that an assault took place, however no weapon was used. One male was arrested, charged and released with a future court appearance. Mar. 29: RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle collision in the RM of North Cypress-Langford, where the driver fled on foot. The driver was located down the road shortly after, showing signs of impairment. Breath samples were obtained and were over the legal limit. The driver was charged, suspended from driving and will be appearing in court at a later date. Police responded to a report of a disturbance in Minnedosa, where there was insufficient evidence to proceed further. Mar. 30: RCMP responded to a report of threats being uttered in Kelwood; the matter is still under investigation. Police received a report of an impaired driver in the RM of North Cypress-Langford. Police located the vehicle and found the driver to be impaired. One male was arrested, charged and released with a future court appearance. Mar. 31: RCMP received a report of a dangerous driver in the RM of North Cypress-Langford. Patrols were made, but the vehicle was not located. Police responded to a suspicious person report at a gas station in Gladstone. One person was detained for investigation where it was later determined nothing criminal took place and the person was released. Apr. 1: RCMP responded to a break

and enter in Kelwood where a female allegedly forced her way into a residence and attempted to assault the homeowner with a weapon. The matter is still under investigation. Police received a report of mischief where a vehicle was damaged in Minnedosa; there was insufficient evidence to proceed further. Apr.2: RCMP received a complaint of a person reported to be breaching police ordered conditions in Kelwood. The complaint was investigated where it was determined there was not enough evidence for a charge to be laid. The matter was deemed unfounded. Police responded to a report of mischief in Kelwood where a window was broken at the school. There was insufficient evidence to proceed further. Apr. 3: RCMP conducted various proactive traffic enforcement, engaging with several motorists. RCMP conducted eight traffic enforcement actions during this reporting period.

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

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Auction goers make ‘mooves’ at the Buy the Beef bull sale

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Auc tion goer s f illed the bleacher s at the Neepawa Agricultural Complex on Apr. 5 for the 18th annual JAS Red Angus “Buy the Beef” bull sale. The sale kicked of f at 1:00 p.m., with bidding proceeding swiftly. About 65 bulls were up for sale at the auction, both from JA S Red Angus and CAMO Cattle Co. The highest bid was $15,750, while the lowest was $3,000, with the bulls fetching an average price of around $5,000. According to the DLMS report, only one animal was passed up on. Top left: A bid is enthusiastically called in by one of the auction’s “watchmen”. Top right and bottom right: Some of the bulls that were up for offer at the auction that day. Many of these bovine appeared curious about the camera work being done.

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110 years ago, Tuesday, April 9, 1912 The town council has made a wise move in selecting ex-mayor Gosswell to oversee the waterworks and sewers construction. He has had much to do with the preliminary procedure and knows what is wanted. Stuart Simpson has sold his cottage on Fourth Street to Mrs. Govenlock and will build a larger residence on the corner of First Avenue and Brydon Street. 100 years ago, Friday, April 7, 1922 N e e p aw a a n d t h e immediate district surrounding it gave over $500 to the Russian relief fund. The result has been somewhat of a surprise to many, as there is considerable prejudice towards the helping of people who fell down when called upon to help us. 90 years ago, Friday, April 8, 1932 The Horseshoe season started in Neepawa on Wednesday morning when Brown and Ego defeated the local champions. 80 years ago, Thursday, April 9, 1942 A former Neepawa boy, Corporal Albert R. Green, according to a wire received by his wife in Winnipeg, died Feb. 24 of illness in a prison camp at Hong Kong.The information came through the International Red Cross at Geneva. He was with the Winnipeg Grenadiers. Born in Neepawa, Cpl. Green went to Winnipeg as a boy with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Robert Green. Following his graduation from St. James Collegiate, he was employed by the Ford Motor Co., as stock taker. When war was declared, Cpl. Green enlisted with the first battalion, Winnipeg Grenadiers, and served in Jamaica and Hong Kong. Besides his widow and parents, he is survived by five brothers: Cecil and Gordon overseas, Arthur and Wesley on active service in Canada and Allan, who was rejected from the army for medical

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reasons… The Green family will be remembered by many Neepawa citizens, as Mr. Green was a carpenter here for a number of years.

at 105 Mill Street and will be equipped with the latest in cheese manufacturing machinery, said Jack Boyle, manager of the familyowned firm.

70 years ago, Thursday, April 10, 1952 The farm home of Alex Wabick was totally destroyed by fire on Sunday, Mar. 30. The Wabick farm is best known to many as the old Norman Brown place in the Birnie district. The loss was fully covered by insurance. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Leech, of Woodnorth, celebrated t he i r 6 4 t h w e d d i n g anniversary on Mar. 28; also Ms. Leech’s 80th birthday, at a banquet and dance in Muir community hall. The affair was arranged by their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Poole.

40 years ago, Thursday, April 6, 1982 Six teams participated in the six-year-old tournament at the Yellowhead last Tuesday. Due to lack of numbers, Neepawa and Minnedosa each had one six-year-old on the team, while Elphinstone had two. Making up the local roster were: Darrel Foster, Aaron Dutchak, Sanjeev Patel, Rob Cameron, Brent Maxwell, Chris Prawdzik, Kori Pearson, Clinton Jeffrey, Sean McIntosh, Shane Hnidy and Brad Evenson. Coach was Bob Pearson, manager, Don Evenson. Neepawa’s new water reservoir finally made it to the top of the tower Tuesday when a work crew from ETS Towers of Hamilton, using 24 winches, raised the 500,000 gallon tank nine inches at a time. The crew completed raising the tank well ahead of the estimated eight hours. Last Friday, a cement floor was poured in the tower for the tank. The next step in completing the job will be in pouring a ring that knits steel and cement. Painting and final attachments will take place at a later date.

60 years ago, Friday, April 6, 1962 Hon. John C. Christianson, minister of welfare, said Wednesday that a final grant payment of $3,901 had been forwarded to Earl Murray, chairman of the board, Osborne Home, Neepawa. Mr. Christianson said that the payment was the fourth of the total $15,902 elderly persons’ housing grant allocated for the project. The minister congratulated the United C hu r c h o f C a n a d a , sponsors of the Osborne Home, for the fine example it had provided to other Manitoba communities in spearheading the project. The new addition to the home will provide accommodation for 16 elderly persons in six double and four single housing units. 50 years ago, Thursday, April 13, 1972 Neepawa Creamery Ltd. announced this week that they have been granted a provincial license to manufacture cheese and will proceed with plans to establish a factor y in Neepawa capable of producing a million pounds of Cheddar type cheese annually. A new building approximately 40 ft. by 100 ft., will be erected next to the present creamery building

30 years ago, Tuesday, April 14, 1992 A book about the Tom Wood family, who lived in the Cordova and Mentmore districts from 1909 to 1956, has been published by Dr. Arthur Wood. The title is Pancake Ranch: Memoirs of a Manitoba Farm. The book contains stories about and references to several people who lived in the Cordova district and OPTOMETRISTS

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Shane Hnidy, representing Wally’s Jewelry, presented the Wally’s Jewelry trophy to the representative of the Grandview team after they won the “A” side of the six-year-old tournament at the Yellowhead in Neepawa in 1982.

those who attended Lorndale School. Riding Mountain: Don and Diane Allan motored to Fraserwood on Apr. 2 to help her mother and father celebrate their 50th wedding

anniversary. 20 years ago, Monday, April 8, 2002 Loved and recognized by fans around the world, Tony

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In-person events back at Neepawa Public Library By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press

feature at the library. This is a new initiative that the library started this January. Every month this year, The Neepawa Public Library is the Neepawa library is spotlighting keeping busy, with a lineup of events, a different volunteer organization familiar programs and a new monthly within the community. “We’re always feature for April. Since the pandemic looking at finding ways to make the put a pin on many events and even the library relevant to the community,” ability of the library to be open, this is explained Unger, adding that showthe first time in nearly two years that casing what the community has to in-person events will be able to take offer is just one of the ways they can place there. Debbie Unger, branch do this. manager for the Neepawa Public LiSo far this year, they have featured brary, said that while they are excited Victoria’s Quilts Canada, the Neeto get back to some sort of normal, pawa Roxy Theatre and the Beautiful they’re still being cautious, as well. Plains Museum and Archives. This month’s organization is the Beautiful Storytime is back Plains Horticultural Society. The An old favourite that is returning library has a display up with books to the library will be the Storytime PHOTO BY KIRA PATERSON on gardening, yard designs and acprogram. This program is open to This month is the first time in a long time that the Neepawa Public Library has been able to plan cessories. As well, the Horticultural preschool-aged children and their a variety of in-person programming. Since the pandemic, their activities have been very limited. Society has provided free samples of caregivers and features picture book flower and vegetable seeds. Anyone reading, I Spy games and crafts. Unwho borrows a book from the display ger stated that pre-registration for Storytime is required at this pandemic. Unger noted that they like to get local Manitoba can be entered to win a prize at the end of the month. time, as they want to keep groups reasonably small for now. authors out to do readings and she added that they’re planAnyone interested in getting more information about the events or registering for Storytime can contact ning to have an event like this every month. Celebrating National Film Day April’s guest author is Gaylene Dutchyshen, of Gilbert the library at 204-476-5648 or visit them in person at Also coming up this month at the library will be a celebra- Plains. She will be reading from her debut novel, A Strange 280 Davidson St. tion of Canadian National Film Day on Apr. 20. The focus of Kind of Comfort. Unger said that she’d been in touch with this year’s event is on Indigenous filmmakers. The Neepawa Dutchyshen before COVID-19 hit and they’ve been waitNEEPAWA ROTARY NEEPAW ROTARY Public Library will be showing a movie called The Grizzlies ing for a chance to host her ever since. She noted the library APRIL MAY USED USED BOOK SALE at 2:00 pm. The film is based on a true story of a man mov- has Dutchyshen’s book in stock and it has been checked out 10-13 3-5 ing to Nunavut to be a teacher, dealing with the challenges several times since it came out. “It’s nice to have someone CEC at the Arena United Church being faced by the community and how he wins his students’ whose book has been out for a while,” she shared, noting Yellowhead YELLOWHEAD ARENA FROM 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm each 2:00 pm-8:00 each day day Wednesday: 4pm pm - 8pm trust and gives them a sense of pride and purpose by starting that they often have authors come whose books are very From Donations can be placed Thursday: 4pm - 8pmin Friday: 12noon 8pm in book drop off bins at: book drop off bins can be-at: placed a lacrosse team. new so there hasn’t been a chance for readers to check out Donations Saturday: 10amInsurance - 4pm • Gill & Schmall Gill & Schmall Insurance their works. The event starts at 5:30 pm and books will be • Donations canHardware be placed in book drop off bins at: • Home Gill & Schmall Insurance • Coop Grocery • ••Home Hardware • Co-op Grocery Author series starting up available for purchase and signing. Home Hardware • ArtsForward Coop Grocery • ••ArtsForward • Royal Bank On Apr. 27, the library will be hosting a Manitoba author. • Royal Bank ArtsForward • Royal Bank The author series is something the library has done fairly Non-profit of the month •http://neepawarotary.weebly.com/ Val Wilson’s Home http://neepawarotary.weebly.com/ regularly over the years, with the exception of during the The start of a new month also means a new non-profit http://neepawarotary.weebly.com/ Do you need books picked up? Contact Murray Newton at 204-476-2542 Do you need books picked up? Contact Bob Finlayson 204-476-5572 or Murray Newton at 204-476-2542 Do you need books picked up? Contact Murray Newton at 204-476-2542

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Kings of the [Tiger] Hill Boissevain caps off perfect season with sweep of THHL Final

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The Boissevain Border Kings are once again the top team in the Tiger Hills Hockey League (THHL). After amassing an undefeated record (18 -0-0) in the regular season, the Kings remained perfect in the playoffs, going 9-0. T h at dom i n a nce w a s capped off by sweeping the Minnedosa Bombers in the best-of-five final in three games straight. The series winning game was a 9-3 win in Boissevain on

Wednesday, Mar. 30. Tyler Dittmer scored three times for the Border Kings, while Rylee Zimmer also added a pair of goals. The other scorers were Nathan Bruyere, Tyler Lewis, Patrick Leask and Zeanan Ziemer, who ended up being named the playoff MVP. Ryan Heino, Matt Saler and James McCarville all scored for the Bombers. T h is is Boisseva in’s second st ra ight Tiger Hills title, as the Border K ings won t heir f irst championship in 2018 -

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Minnedosa still playing for a place in Manitoba Cup Championship By Eoin Devereux

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The Boissevain Border Kings finished off a clean sweep in the THHL season with a 3-games-to-0 series victory over the Minnedosa Bombers.

19. The 2019 -20 f inal between Boissevain and t he Neepawa Far mers was cancelled due to the

COV I D -19 pandem ic. The entire 2020-21 season was also cancelled for the same reason.

Despite falling to Boissevain in the THHL final, there is still a bit more hockey to play for the Minnedosa Bombers. Minnedosa is one of four teams currently competing for the Manitoba Cup Senior Championship. The winner of this two round playoff will represent Manitoba at the Allan Cup National Championship. The other teams involved are the Boissevain Border K ings ( THHL Champions), Miniota-Elkhorn

C -Hawks ( North Central Hockey League) and the Warren Mercs (South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League). Minnedosa is facing Warren in a two game home and home series. The team with the most goals after those two games will move on to face the winner of the Boissevain/MiniotaElkhorn match up. In game one, Warren was victorious, by the score of 7-6. Game two of the series goes Friday, Apr. 8 in Minnedosa. The start time is scheduled for 8:30 pm.

Niverville Nighthawks unveil logo/team colours Designer who rebranded Neepawa Titans works with MJHL’s newest franchise

Submitted Niverville Nighthawks The Niverville Nighthawks, the newest team to join the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), have reached a major developmental milestone: the time has come to unveil their official logo. Being a commun it y team, the Nighthawks tested out multiple colour schemes and logos to gather feedback from an informal public focus group of around 100 people. The board of directors used the information that was collected as part of its final decision-making process. “I poured through different sports logos and pictures of birds or hawks online to provide our de-

signers with ideas and try to determine the look and feel we were trying to capture for our team,” said Nighthawks board member Ray Dowse. “We were really looking for something that would connect with both the players and community as a whole.” For the design, the team turned to Brooks Freeman Design out of Virden, which has an impressive history working with hockey logos and uniforms, including the Prince Albert Raiders, Brandon Wheat Kings, Virden Oil Capitals and, most recently, Neepawa Titans rebrand. “The team knew they wanted to do something very unique to not just the MJHL, but hockey in general,” says designer

Brooks Freeman. “ We tried a couple of versions with different shades of purples, greys, blues and reds before settling on the navy, red, grey and yellow. This bold colour scheme is sure to stand out, and I think it really helps the logos and jerseys become more appealing.” Head coach and general manager Kelvin Cech is fully on board with the final design. “I’m a bit biased, but I think it’s the best logo in the whole world. It represents us and our town very well,” says Cech. “All of a sudden, this feels very real. We have a name and a distinct look, as that hawk is very menacing and mean, very proud and bold. We’re stoked.”

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MJHL playoffs West Division - Round One Dauphin (1) vs. Swan Valley (4) Dauphin lead series 3-1

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Daxx Turner impressive for U of M track team By Eoin Devereux Neepawa Banner & Press It has been an extremely impressive month for Daxx Turner and the University of Manitoba track and field team. Turner, a former student at Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute (NACI), recently competed for the U of M in a pair of premier events. The first of these was the 2022 Canada West Track and Field Championship on Mar. 18 and 19. Turner competed and turned in an incredible performance. First, he would place a solid fourth in the high jump. Turner followed that up with a dominant display in the triple jump, beating his competition by .26 metres to win gold. These results would lead to Turner named the Canada West

male rookie of the year and the University of Manitoba’s male athlete of the week. Turner’s performance also helped to push the University of Manitoba Bisons Men’s team on to the Canada West championship. This is the first regional title for the the men’s team since 2009. After a successful conference championship, Turner and the Bisons headed to Saint John, N.B. for the U-Sports Track and Field championships. At this national event, Turner won a pair of bronze medals, one for high jump and the other in the triple jump. Another notable performance with a bit of a local connection was from Anna McConnell, who won gold in the Shot Put. McConnell’s father Brad is a former NACI athlete.

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Club 55 Bowling Mar. 24, 2022: Men’s High Single & Triple: Darrell Gabler 200 & 564. Ladies’ High Single & Triple: Carole LeBoutillier 196 & 493. Other Scores to Note: Frank Porada 165; Darrell Gabler 184, 180; Bea Betts 149; Len Pritchard 188, 175, 175; Carole LeBoutillier 166; Lawrence Smith 157; Vivian Oswald 170, 174. M a r. 31, 2022: M en’s H i g h S i n g l e & Tr i p l e: Frank Porada 221 & 536. Ladies’ High Single: Janice Abstreiter 195. Ladies’ High Triple: Vivian Oswald 513. Other Scores to Note: Frank Porada 158, 157; Janice Abstreiter 190; Judy Gabler 177; Darrel Gabler 163, 188; Melvin Oswald 166; Len Pritchard 163, 162; Carole LeBoutillier 160, 160; Lawrence Smith 153, 153; Vivian Oswald 186, 158, 169. March Bowlers of the Month: Bea Betts & Judy Gabler.

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• Carberry Plains Arts Council will host its Easter Craft Sale in the Community Hall Saturday, Apr. 9 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. • Zoe Cupples, Carberry Collegiate graduate and former Neepawa Midgets hockey team captain, enjoyed a great season with the Bottineau Ladyjacks women’s hockey team. They qualified for the national championships in St. Louis, where the Ladyjacks beat Boston College 5-0 in the semi-final before losing in the final to the Assiniboine Community College Cougars 2-1. Other Westman players on the Bottineau roster were Jessica Wither (Neepawa), Trinity Tanner (Waywayseecapo) and Jaida Chartrand (Dauphin). Brett Janssens, another Carberry graduate and former GCB Wildcats member, along with several other Westman players, led the Lumberjacks to the national semi-finals in St. Louis. • The Boissevain Border Kings completed a perfect Tiger Hills Hockey League season with a 9-3 win over the Minnedosa Bombers, East Division champions, Mar. 30, to sweep their

best-of-three final series. Dustin Fisher, of Carberry, is a member of the Border Kings. In Manitoba Senior Hockey playoffs, Boissevain meets Elkhorn, the North Central winners, and Minnedosa plays the Warren Mercs, the South East Manitoba winners, in two game total points series. • The Glenboro Panthers handily won both the girls’ and boys’ Provincial “A” Basketball Championships in Fisher River Mar. 17 to 19. The girls defeated Grandview 81-29 in the finals and the boys, who won their eighth provincial crown, downed Moose Lake 93-68. • Former Glenboro teacher and coach, Rick Scott, led his Dalhousie Tigers to their ninth consecutive Atlantic Conference volleyball title. Due to COVID-19 and some key injuries, the Tigers finished third in their six team league. However, in playoffs, they defeated the Acadia Axewomen and the St. Mary’s Huskies to qualify for the Nationals in Calgary. They played well, but lost to the Alberta Pandas and the Brock Badgers. • Canada’s boys of summer, the Toronto Blue Jays, open their 162 game schedule Apr. 8 against the Texas Rangers.

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Excerpts from Carberry Town Council March meeting By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press

• At the March meeting, a general hearing was held to change the Wells subdivision from agriculture to residential status. Two individuals attended to obtain more information. Planning Officer Andrews stated that this move was inevitable for the town to grow. • Council moved that the Joint Committee agree to split the current Future Recreation Reserve Fund ($1.4 million) held at the CACF 50/50 and

that each council reinvest their share with the Foundation as they see fit. • The Animal Control Policy was passed and can be viewed on the Town’s website. • Tricia Zander has resigned her position as Senior Elections Official (SEO) to be available for tax collection. Grady Stephenson, CAO, has been appointed the new SEO. Stephenson has completed his Municipal Management courses and will graduate Apr. 28. • Councillor John Anderson has been appointed to the Manitoba

Apprenticeship Board. • Councillor Bill Kalinowich questioned whether non-resident contractors needed a license to work on town projects. Many contractors create garbage for the town dump. He also suggested a town motto, “Where your dreams are realized.” • Council decided to hire someone for 80 hours to help move from the temporary town office to the new one on Main Street. This move commenced Friday, Apr. 1.

Carberry Minor Trojans win high school hockey Hockey crown in OT awards night By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press

By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press On Mar. 23, Carberry held its Minor Hockey awards ceremony. The winners were: D.W. Elliot Award– Most Sportsmanlike Pee Wee: Lucy Waldner; CMHA Leadership Award–Peewee: Jack Polasek; CMHA Most Improved Peewee: Alyssa McCallum; Brian Lelond Award: Dawson Smart; CMHA Female Commitment and Inspiration Award: Lucy Waldner; Derek Bomak Memorial Award– Most Sportsmanlike Bantam: Van Anderson; John Meyers Memorial Trophy: Jack Ramsey; CMHA Most Improved Bantam: Keaton Snaith; The Bev Buck Memorial Award: Dayde Pearce.

The Westman High School Hockey League final was shortened to a one game sudden victory match in Killarney Wednesday, Mar. 24 due to Russell students leaving on a spring break field trip. The Major Pratt Trojans overcame a 3-1 deficit to tie the game in the third period and win the League championship 4-3 in overtime. League co-presidents, Cory Forbes (Glenboro) and

Jason Alf (Dauphin), were in attendance to present the Championship trophy to Major Pratt co-captains Luke Decorby, Tyson Tibble and Owen Bily. Special caps were presented to the Trojans. Luke Decorby was the recipient of the league scoring crown with 101 points (50 & 51) and the playoff MVP, with two goals and an assist in the final game. The final game was televised on WCG television. A special league meeting will be held in late April.

Guest editorial - Environmentalists must pay up By John Feldsted Submitted

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nvironmentalists who want to shun anything to do with petroleum and demand a change to sustainable energy sources need to put their money up to subsidize their inefficient, impractical and unreliable dreams of an energy nirvana. Demanding that governments fulfill their fantasies is unacceptable. In a democracy committed to the rule of law, no person or group can force their beliefs on others. Our constitutional freedoms and rights do not allow us to infringe on the freedoms and rights of others. Governments cannot infringe on our freedoms and rights through legislation, regulations or policies. They are obliged to recognize our rights and freedoms and avoid infringement. Governments are not empowered to force their beliefs or pro-

gram on us if they infringe on our liberties. In today’s ‘news’ the Liberal Party taxpayer-subsidized propaganda arm (CBC) printed a story: Canada may have hit its long-awaited electric vehicle turning point - By Don Pittis . Monday, Apr. 4. I have no problem with those who believe in shifting to wind, solar and atomic energy to reduce carbon emissions. All they need to do is band together and invest in those facilities. T hey have no lawful right to demand that I give up my 17-year-old gasolinedriven car for an electric vehicle I neither need nor can afford. Any of the government’s proposals will not meet my limited needs for personal transport. I make the decisions that affect my personal life and lifestyle and am not prepared to accept that environmentalists have any right to impose their ideology on me. Governments have no right to demand that I subsidize electric vehicle manufac-

ture, sales, and infrastructure through forced taxation. If these vehicles cannot be made and sold in a free market based on their superior technology, they are expensive ship anchors, not the path to a sustainable energy future. O ne thing is sure. Russian President Putin is more intelligent than Prime Minister Trudeau. President Putin understood that the development of Russia’s petroleum sector and oil and gas exports enhanced his geopolitical power. He is a force to be reckoned with far beyond his land borders. Prime Minister Trudeau took the opposite tack, vilified petroleum production and is reduced to occasional cameo roles on the world stage. His trips to Europe are an attempt to pretend that Canada has a voice in NATO and Europe, where he is barely tolerated. Putin is a vile figure, unworthy of support or recognition, but rule one of international dealings is to know your enemies.

Understand their tactics and utilize them in counter-measures. Trudeau has failed to develop Canada into the self-sustaining energy powerhouse we can be to bit-players feeding the pockets of his friends and supporters. Had Trudeau recognized the value of our petroleum sector and supported its development, we would be in a position to replace European dependency on Russia. This epic failure in political strategy has destroyed our most powerful economic engine and relegating us to unacceptable reductions in our standard of living. My message to environmentalists is: Pay up or shut up; my wallet is off-limits.

John Feldsted is a political commentator, consultant & strategist, based out of Winnipeg, MB. The views expressed in this, or any submitted editorial ,ay not be those of the Banner & Press. its staff or any indiviusals affiliated with the publication.


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–––––––––– Coming Events GIGANTIC ANNUAL GUN AND HOBBY SHOW in Dauphin, Manitoba, Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 304 Whitmore Avenue (8 Avenue Hall). Admission $5, under 12 free with adult. Approximately 80 eight-foot tables. May contain guns and related items, military items, hobbies, crafts, antiques, hockey cards, Indian artifacts. Something of interest for everyone. This is a buying, selling, trading show. Bring your guns and collectibles. Buy-sell-trade or have appraised. For information phone (204) 444-4690.

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Obituary Lucy Roberta Anna Ratz

Lucy Roberta Anna (nee Chapman) passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the age of 94 years. Roberta was born in Brandon on August 1, 1927. Roberta was the first of two children born to Charles and Mary Ann Chapman. She was raised in Brookdale, Manitoba, where she attended the Brookdale Consolidated School, where she developed a true love of learning. She enjoyed helping on the farm, planting and harvesting the garden, preparing turkeys for Christmas market and, of course, looking after her little brother. When not helping on the farm, she was always helping others, either through her membership in CGIT, or knitting and preparing parcels to be sent to soldiers overseas. Roberta went on to receive her teaching certificate in 1950. She spent the majority of her career in Winnipeg, where she taught at Kelvin High School and Edmund Partridge Jr High until her retirement in 1981. She taught in Winnipeg Monday through Friday and then made her way back to Brandon for weekends to be with family. Roberta always put family first. She loved being with her family and spent quality time with her nephew, Bill. She later created many memories with her great nieces, Angela and Stacy. One of the best being their Clear Lake holidays. When not with family, Roberta enjoyed travelling in her free time and took multiple trips to Louth, England, her family’s ancestral home. Following her retirement, Roberta moved to Brandon to live with her parents and lend a helping hand, as was her way of giving. Roberta and Harvey Ratz had a long distance relationship for many years and finally married in 1985, after Roberta moved back to Brandon. They enjoyed attending local sporting events, including the Brandon Wheat Kings, the Cloverleafs and the horse races in Killarney. Roberta and Harvey attended Central United Church, where Roberta volunteered her time and helped lead the UCW for many years. After Harvey passed away in 1993, Roberta filled her time by assisting other ladies by driving them to church, taking them to lunches and helping run errands. She always made helping others a priority. Roberta was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Mary Ann; husband, Harvey; brother, Thory and sister-in-law, Margaret. Left to lovingly remember her include her nephew, Bill (Shiela); great nieces, Angela (Andy), Stacy (Collin) and great great nieces, Logan and Rylee. A Family Graveside Service was held on March 28, 2022 at the Brandon Cemetery, with Rev. Doug Craig officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Roberta may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 1160-675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9 or to a charity of choice. The family would like to thank Dinsdale Personal Care Home, especially the 2nd Floor, for the loving, compassionate care given to our Aunt Roberta. Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, MB, (204) 727-0694. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.

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Alcoholics Anonymous meetings currently being held at 342 Mountain Ave, Neepawa, Thursdays at 7 pm. Call 204841-0002 _____________________ _Arden Hall, cap. 255. Park, camping and sports facilities, rink, curling ice, kitchen and lounge. Call 204-368-2202 _____________________ Neepawa Banner & Press offers full research and re-print services from our archives that go back to 1896. Additional copies of papers, $2 each depending on availability. Re-print of a page from past copies, $2 per page. Archival research, $25 per hour with a $10 minimum. Individual photos on photo paper $5 depending if we have a suitable original in our digital, print or photo archives. Ken Waddell, publisher

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To be eligible for Kindergarten, a child must be five years of age on or before December 31, 2022. Please register using the Online Kindergarten Registration See Beautiful Plains School Division Website for more information https://www.beautifulplainssd.ca/ If you are unable to access online forms, please call Twyla at the Beautiful Plains School Division Office 204-476-2388

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It’s hard to forget SOMEONE who gave us so much to remember. In our hearts forever, with many fabled, fond, funny and unforgettable memories and life lessons.

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It is with a heavy heart the family of Russell Lawrence Pettigrew announce his passing at the tender age of 85. Dad passed away peacefully on the farm in Minnedosa, Manitoba on March 29, 2022. Russ was pre-deceased by his loving wife Jean, his parents Bill and Edna Pettigrew and his sister Shirley. Left to cherish his memory are his three children Blaine (Donna) Pettigrew, Doug (Elaine) Pettigrew, Kim (Bob) Libbey; his sister Kay (Ray) Woodcock. His four grandchildren Tina (Ryan) Doak, Shawn (Stori) Libbey, Jenna (Zach) Pettigrew, Jelisa (Tyler) Pettigrew. His eight great grandchildren Tyler, Matt, Sadie, Kaine Doak, Cadence, Nevaeh, Karmyn, Brynlee Libbey, As well as numerous family and friends. We take comfort in knowing he is once again reunited with mom. A celebration of Dad‘s life will be held on April 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM in the United church on Main Street in Minnedosa, Manitoba. Memorial donations may be made in dad’s name to the heart and stroke foundation. White’s Funeral Home Minnedosa in care of arrangements. • www.whitesfh.ca

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Notice MUNICIPALITY OF WESTLAKE-GLADSTONE UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE PLANNING ACT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

On the date and at the time and location show below, a PUBLIC HEARING will be held to receive representations from any persons who wish to make them in respect to the following matters.

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HEARING LOCATION: Stride Hall, 79-5th St., Gladstone, MB DATE & TIME: May 18, 2022, 2:00 pm GENERAL INTENT OF AMENDING BY-LAW 2019-04: To amend the Development Plan by removing the Open Space Overlay under Section 6 Municipality Wide Policies and replace with: Mature wooded areas, natural lands, and riparian areas are not to be significantly altered or removed. Where minor impacts may occur or wetlands may be impacted or compromised, another wooded area, natural lands, or wetland area within the same property shall be restored to ensure no net loss. AND that all citizens and ratepayers and land improvements must recognize environmental responsibility based on: E.10.1 Soil Types; and E 10.2 Consultation with Conservation Groups

Zoning By-Law – 2ND Public Hearing HEARING LOCATION: Stride Hall, 79-5th St., Gladstone, MB DATE & TIME: May 18, 2022, 2:15 pm GENERAL INTENT: To present the new proposed Zoning By-law for the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone On the date, time and location shown above, a Public Hearing will be held to receive representation from any person who wish to make them in respect to the above matter. People are encouraged to submit their comments or questions in advance of the public hearing by mail or email. All submissions will be read at the public hearing. Written objections may be filed with the C.A.O. prior to 12:00 Noon May 18, 2022. All objections, written or verbal, must be filed prior to the adjournment of the hearing and must include the name, address and property description of the person filing the objection and the grounds of their objection. A copy of the amending by-law and latest zoning by-law may be inspected on the Municipal Website: www.westlake-gladstone.ca or at the location noted above during normal office hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm), Tuesday to Friday. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Coralie Smith, Chief Administrative Officer 14 Dennis Street East, Gladstone, MB R0J 0T0 Phone (204) 385-2332, Ext #:5 Email csmith@westlake-gladstone.ca

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Help Wanted Heritage Co-op is inviting applications for a

Dr. Gendreau Memorial Personal Care Home Requires: Part-time Permanent Custodian Carberry Schools

This is a part-time permanent position with a starting wage of $19.50 per hour and will commence on a mutually agreed upon date. The Division offers a pension plan and other benefits. Duties include the cleaning and maintenance of buildings, equipment and grounds under the direction of the Principal and/or Head Custodian. Experience in these areas would be considered an asset. This is a daily 3 hour shift only on days when the school is being occupied by students. Deadline for Applications: NOON, Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 Applicants should forward a resume including names of three references to: Tyler Stewart Maintenance Supervisor Beautiful Plains School Division Box 700, Neepawa, MB. R0J 1H0 TEL: (204) 476-2388 FAX: (204) 476-3606 Email: tstewart@bpsd.mb.ca

• 1.0 EFT Human Resources Assistant Permanent Position • Casual Administrative Assistant • 1.0 EFT LPN Permanent Position x 2 • 0.5 EFT LPN Permanent Position • 1.0 EFT RN Permanent Position x2 • 1.0 EFT HCA Permanent Position • 0.5 EFT HCA Permanent Position • 0.7 EFT Dietary Aide permanent Position • 0.6 EFT Dietary Aide permanent Positions • Casual RN’s, LPN’s and HCA’s We invite all interested applicants to submit applications, including résumé and references to: Care Team Manager: Attention: Rosily Kochuvareed Dr. Gendreau P.C.H. P.O. Box 420, Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba R0L 1S0 Phone: (204) 447-4370 or (204) 447-4372 FAX: (204) 629-3456 E-mail: RKochuvareed@pmh-mb.ca

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.

We want it to be YOU! Come join our HyLife team. We thank all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES NEEPAWA & CARBERRY Health Facilities Cooks & Dietary Aides Casual & Part-time positions

Casual; Full-time & Part-time positions

Beautiful Plains School Division is accepting applications for a full time head custodian at Carberry Schools. Duties include the cleaning and maintenance of buildings, equipment and grounds under the direction of the Principals and/or Maintenance Supervisor. Experience in one of the construction trades and employee supervision would be beneficial. The starting salary is $27.15 per hour. The Division offers a pension plan and other benefits. Applicants should state experience and include three references. Duties to commence as arranged. Application Deadline: NOON, Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 Send resumes marked “Head Custodian” to the undersigned. Tyler Stewart Maintenance Supervisor Beautiful Plains School Division Box 700, Neepawa, MB. R0J 1H0 TEL: (204) 476-2388 FAX: (204) 476-3606 Email: tstewart@bpsd.mb.ca Successful candidates must complete a Criminal Records and Child Abuse Registry check. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Others are thanked for their interest.

Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne SEASONAL/TERM PUBLIC WORKS OPERATOR The Municipality of Glenella – Lansdowne is accepting applications for the position of Seasonal/Term Public Works Operator. Duties: The Successful applicant shall be required to perform duties in all areas of the Public Works Department of the Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne including gravel crushing and operating the tractor/mower Qualifications: The successful applicant should possess the following qualifications: - Ability to efficiently and effectively operate all types of heavy equipment including a loader, dozer, tractors, cat, crusher, etc - be in possession of a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s License, Class 1 license would be considered an asset. - have mechanical aptitude - Ability to work in a team environment - be able to perform physical duties as assigned. This is a seasonal/term position to start June 1 and will run into the fall or as weather permits. Interested applicants may submit a resume with references and salary expectations by 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne PO Box 10 Glenella, MB R0J 0V0 Fax: 204-352-4100 Email: rmofglen@inetlink.ca We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

in southwestern Manitoba, Canada near Riding Mountain National Park and Brandon. RRSD invites applications for positions including:

Principal(s) • Teacher(s) • Social Worker For more details and application information, please visit our website at www.rrsd.mb.ca select Employment then Teaching Positions.

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Licensed Practical Nurses & Registered Nurses

HEAD CUSTODIAN

Rolling River School Division

Thank you to all applicants for their interest in Rolling River School Division. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Full-time position

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Others are thanked for their interest.

Meat Cutters/Production Personnel

The Food Manager Trainee will learn all aspects of managing the day-to-day operations of the food store and in achieving department goals. Must be mobile within the Heritage Co-op trading area and must be available to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings and weekends. Process Close Date: April 15, 2022 For more information visit our job board at www.heritageco-op.crs

Supervisor- Nutrition Services

Successful candidates must complete a Criminal Records and Child Abuse Registry check.

FOODS

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Home Care Attendants & Health Care Aides Casual & Part-time positions

Environmental Services (Housekeeping & Laundry)

Casual; Full-time & Part-time positions JOIN THE HEALTH CARE TEAM! APPLY TODAY! www.prairiemountainhealth.ca, click on Careers An excellent health care benefit package that includes but limited to health & dental benefits, pension plan & a health spending account. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in Prairie Mountain Health however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. These positions are subject to a Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector), Adult Abuse Registry Check, and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful applicant will be responsible for any services charges incurred.

Maple Leaf Construction Ltd. is currently hiring seasonal Class 3 Tandem Drivers/Labourers for our Country Crew

Duties include: • Operate the Tandem and equipment safely • Perform maintenance check and pre trip inspections • Ensure proper loading of asphalt and aggregates and verify the type and weight of materials being hauled • Ensure on-time delivery of asphalt, aggregates and other road construction materials • Maintain truck box to remove any/all debris when necessary • Perform miscellaneous labourer activities throughout the day as necessary Requirements include: • 2 years’ experience in road construction industry preferred • Confident ability to back up loaded trailers • Valid Class 3 Driver’s License and clean abstract • Knowledge of construction materials • Must be physically fit ability to lift, bend, and regularly climb in and out of vehicles • Good attitude, punctual, ability to work independently as well as with others • Must be able to take direction well and communicate effectively • Ability to work extended hours including weekends if necessary • Required to work out of town for the season Our employees enjoy the benefits of working with a successful team and we offer a competitive compensation program. ~ Competitive Compensation ~ Comprehensive Benefit Package ~ Company Matching RRSP ~ Employee & Family Assistance Program ~ Company Events For those interested, please send your resume and a copy of your current drivers abstract to: hr@mapleleafconstruction.ca or fax to 204-786-3106 or for more information visit our website at www.mapleleafconstruction.ca

Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op is hiring

FULL TIME MARKETING/MEMBER RELATIONS COORDINATOR

at our ADMIN OFFICE in NEEPAWA, MANITOBA. 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: Reporting to the Human Resource/Health & Safety Manager and working in conjunction with the division and department managers, the successful candidate’s primary marketing and member relations responsibilities include: engaging all department managers on a regular schedule to determine marketing and sales initiatives, including promotions and campaigns, assists in planning quarterly and annual sales and marketing plans, assists in developing and executing Community and Member Relations strategies to engage the local community and membership in the efforts of Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op to be an active participant in the community and support local initiatives, participates and collects market research to ensure competitiveness in the marketplace and marketing best practices, other duties as assigned. Qualifications: • Outgoing, creative and have a passion for great customer service • Exceptional Team Player • Superior interpersonal skills, ability to build strong relationships and collaboration to deliver solutions that matter most • Strong verbal and written communication skills. • Proficient software aptitude including MS Office and Social Media platforms • Business or Marketing diploma or degree or related education and experience • Minimum 2+ years of experience relevant responsible marketing experience an asset. Position closes: April 22, 2022 or when position is filled. At Co-op, we embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are working to create a workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve. We support and provide an environment that allows all to bring their whole selves to work. Apply online at www.neepawagladstoneco-op.crs or contact us at g.finkewich@neepawagladstonecoop.com for more information. Scan the QR Code to be directed to the job posting.

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Fishing Camp near White River, Ontario. 1 Maintenance Position (jack of all trades). 2 Dockhand/Labor Positions (able to skillfully clean fish). 4 months of work. Must be self motivated for lots of hours with great pay. Alcohol consumption (beyond social) and substance abuse is not welcome at Camp Esnagi.1-204-937-4007

Bush Pilot required at Slims Cabins

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-located along the Churchill River, near Sandy Bay, SK. Cessna 180. -Maintenance skills an asset. - Personal hunting perks available. -To apply, call 204 937 4007.

Health HIP/KNEE Replacement? Owner Operators needed to haul bulk

liquid throughout Western Canada and to US seasonally and year-round. Loaded and empty miles paid! Contact us or submit your resume: Phone: 204.571.0187 Email: recruiting@ renaissancetrans.ca Or submit an online application @ www.renaissancetrans.ca

NEEPAWA CHIROPRACTIC CENTRE

Qualifications: • Computer skills • Able to work well as a team and independently • Able to work flexible hours • Medical knowledge is an asset Job Duties • Answer phones • Schedule, and bill appointments in our computer program • Receive money and balance end of day • Answer patient questions and concerns • Work as a team player Please drop resumes off at Neepawa Chiropractic Centre, 487 Mountain Ave or mail to Box 1523, Neepawa, MB, R0J 1H0 or email resume to neepawa@keepingyouactive.ca

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is inviting tenders to paint the hallway and kitchen of the hall. Dimensions 1800 sq. ft. to be painted twice. All paint is supplied. Work to commence by May 2/22 and be completed by May 31/22 or ASAP. Tenders to close on 22/22. Lowest tender not necessarily accepted. Apply to Box 17 Franklin, MB R0J 0S0

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Letter: Consider giving credit to past government Dear Editor, The Jan. 28 Banner & Press editorial repeats the contention that Bi-Pole III should have been built on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. This theory is supported by the first rule of geometry. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. The problem being that a straight line from current road end at Manigotagan to Gillam, is a distance of several hundred kilometres. Construction accessed from either end would be Announcement restricted to three months of winter road access. The projected reduction in Transmission Line material costs would be off set by increased construction access costs. T h e E d i t o r ’s contention that an all weather road would be built parallel to Bi-Pole III does not stand up under scrutiny. The

current government has struggled to even maintain our existing provincial Highway system. The previous NDP government began construction of a road up the east side of Lake Winnipeg, scheduled for completion in 20 years. The Pallister Government cancelled the project in its first year in office, being too costly. A former NDP government gained notoriety for building a Bridge to “No Where”. Evidence would suggest today’s Conservatives are incapable of building a road to anywhere. During the mid 1980s Manitoba Conservatives maintained that the province should terminate all further investment in northern Hydro development. They proposed the province invest in coal generated electricity. They were firm in their conviction that coal would always be cheaper than water. When the Editor writes about “big mistakes” of the past, he could possibly consider giving some credit to a past government that had the intelligence to prevent that one from happening. Fred Tait Rossendale, MB

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Ranch Retirement Auction for Greg & Ruth Zamyrkut ONLINESaturday ONLYMay FARM RETIREMENT AUCTION 5th - 10:30am - Rorketon MB RANDY AND GORAN FromFOR Ste Rose, MB-MAXWELL 17 miles N on PTHBRENDA #276,Magnet Road 2¼ GRANDVIEW, MB • SOFT CLOSE THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2022 AT 7:00 miles NE.Or From Rorketon, MB Corner on 276, 2 milesPMS, 1½ For on-lineE,bidding pictures, visit www.gartonsauction.com. ½ S.and GPS: 51°32 N 99°29'W Previewing Fri, Apr 8 and Sat, Apr 9 or by appointment - call Randy at 204-781-7081

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Carberry & Area Community Foundation unveils brand new logo

By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press

It’s the dawn of a fresh new look for the Carberry & Area Community Foundation (CACF). The foundation just unveiled their brand new logo on Thursday, Apr. 7, developed with the help of some inspiration from the community. “A little over a year ago, Carberry & Area Community Foundation reached out to local residents, asking for their input and inspiration, as we embarked on our journey to a new logo,” explained CACF executive director Brianna Renwick. “The current logo has been in place for quite some time now, and it was decided that

it was time for something fresh and new.” She noted that they put out an invitation to all community members past and present, of all ages to share their ideas of what Carberry and area means to them. With the request for ideas, CACF reminded community members of the foundation’s values: commitment, thoughtfulness, support, integrity, courage and inclusiveness. “We were overwhelmed by the number of amazing concepts that came forward, and the descriptions that accompanied them. We can’t thank those enough who took the time to create digital designs or hand sketch and col-

Josh and Laura By Jeremy Vogt

IMAGES COURTESY OF CARBERRY & AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

berry & Area Community Foundation to create this new look,” she added. Referred to by the foundation as “a fresh twist on an old favourite”, the new logo resembles a sunrise, peeking over a sand dune, with green fields and water in the foreground. The colours and shapes in the logo each have significance to them.

The yel low sig nif ies “glowing history and bright future” of the Carberry area. The sandy colour depicts the sandhills at Spruce Woods Provincial Park, practically on the doorstep of Carberry. The aquifer is represented by the blue piece in the logo, while the green signifies greens paces and crops in the area.

Above: The new logo for the Carberry & Area Community Foundation.

our ideas. Hearing from community members was exactly the support the foundation needed to work together to come up with this new logo,” expressed Renwick. While the campaign for a new logo started last

year, as part of CACF’s 25th anniversary celebrations, it took them a little longer to come up with the finished product than they anticipated. “Like many things over the past two years, the pandemic had an impact on our ability to move forward as quickly as we would have liked. We are grateful to be back meeting in person now, and we were able to collaborate over the past few months to finalize this design,” Renwick stated. “Thank you to Carberry Signs for working with Car-

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Arden Curling Club hosts 2022 mixed bonspiel

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The Arden Curling Club hosted its 2022 mixed bonspiel from Mar. 31 to Apr. 3, with 20 teams competing. The Club Champions were Neil Turner (skip), Donna Scott, Kayla Hunter and Ashley Hanke (team not pictured). Pictured top left: Winners of the first event, sponsored by Plett Construction, were Terry Ursel (skip), Tanner Igonia, Glen Ursel and Tracy Igonia. Top right: The second event, sponsored by Delmar Commodities, was won by Dave Clark (skip), Donna Scott, Jordan Twerdun, Amy Clark and Carrie Clark. Bottom right: The third event, sponsored by Enns Bros., was won by Hans Pedersen (skip), Darla Hanke, Christine Pedersen and Michelle Brydon.

Neepawa’s Gunnarson-Epp signs with ACC Cougars

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Kiana Gunnarson-Epp, of Neepawa, has committed to ACC ‘s Women’s Soccer program.

Submitted ACC Media Release Kiana Gunnarson-Epp from Neepawa will join the Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Cougars Women’s Soccer program for the 2022-23 season. Gunnarson-Epp is an honour roll student, currently attending Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute. She played soccer for the Neepawa Tigers, where she was a co-captain of the team. She is a multisport athlete, competing for the school’s track and field team, even qualifying for provincials. Gunnarson-Epp also has a

history on the ice, having passed her gold interpretative level for figure skating. She now gives back to sports she loves by coaching youth soccer and CanSkate. “I am competitive, have a strong desire and drive and positive attitude,” said Gunnarson-Epp. “I play soccer for the pure joy, the competition and the teamwork. The longer I play the more passionate for it I become.” “Kiana is a strong allaround player, winning almost every 50/50 ball,” said co-coach Gerry Rocan. “She knows her position and how to attack the ball and that helped lead Neepawa to victory in the MHSAA regional soccer final.” Gunnarson-Epp will be taking the college’s Medical Administration program in the fall. The Assiniboine Cougars teams compete in men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s futsal (a variation of indoor soccer) in the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) with the winner competing for the Canadian College

Athletics Association (CCAA) championship. The women’s hockey team plays in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).

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