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Neepawa Sports Dinner returns on a high note By Kira Paterson

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This year’s Neepawa Sports Dinner was a major success, especially considering the challenges that had been faced in order to make it happen. Normally an annual event to raise money for the Neepawa Titans Junior “A” Hockey Team, the dinner took place on Friday, Apr. 8 for the first time in two years. This year, it was not only the Sports Dinner, but they also combined it with the Neepawa Titans Awards Banquet, which annually takes place at the end of the season to recognize the efforts of the team’s players. Jamie Denbow, chair of the Titans On-Side Committee, which organized the event, said that the night went fantastically. “It was awesome to see the community gather together again,” he stressed. “Everyone had a blast, the speakers were great, everyone was happy at the end of the night.” Continued on Page 12

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Shayne Gauthier of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and hockey player and Olympic gold medalist Kristen Campbell were the guest speakers at the 13th annual Community Sports Dinner & Auction, in Neepawa on Friday, Apr. 8. Here, Gauthier and Campbell have a little fun and exchange the gold medal and the 2019 championship ring for a little bit. Additional pictures from the evening, as well as Gauthier’s day in Neepawa with the Grey Cup , can be seen on Pages 12 and 19.

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Neepawa on board with FoodCycler project 100 households can participate in food waste reduction program

By Eoin Devereux Neepawa Banner & Press An Ottawa-based company is creating new technology to dispose of food waste in households, and Neepawa is hoping to help them prove its efficiency. On Tuesday, Apr. 5, Town Council approved a partnership with Food Cycle Science, which has created a new piece of machinery known as the FoodCycler. What’s a FoodCycler? The FoodCycler is about the size of a bread maker and able to compost food, reducing its weight and volume by up to 90 per cent. That would keep large portions of unused food out of landfills. On average, about 50 percent of household waste is composed of food waste. Potentially, the use of a Food Cycler could reduce trash tonnage, extending the life of a community landfill or reducing local hauling and tipping fees. The machines’ work by drying and grinding food waste into an odourless nutrient-dense by-product that can be used as fertilizer, added to a garden, lawn, or existing composting system. A typical cycle takes between 4-8 hours for the food waste to become completely dehydrated and

processed. Because the FoodCycler pulverizes and aerates the organic matter as it breaks down, methane gases are not released at all. Other communities also onboard Currently, there are 33 other communities across Canada that have agreed to similar pilot programs with Food Cycle Science. The program sees 100 households agree to using the FoodCycler for a 12 week period. Residents who sign up to participate would receive a subsidized unit and will track their usage over those three months. Each unit typically sells for approximately $500, but through this pilot program, residents will only need to pay around $150 to obtain their unit and they will be able to keep the appliance after the program is completed. Neepawa a ‘great fit’ for the program The initial idea for being involved with the FoodCycler pilot program was brought forward and championed by Neepawa’s economic development officer Marilyn Crewe. After several discussions and further research into the technology, chief administrative officer Colleen Synchyshyn stated

that Town office was encouraged enough by the concept to bring it forward to Council. “Following several discussions we’ve had this year with Food Cycle Science, they agreed that Neepawa would be a great fit for the pilot program,” said Synchyshyn. “If we pilot this and see how effective it could be, there is a possibility that it could reduce expenses and gas emission targets, and things like that.” Synchyshyn also added that the FoodCycler could, over the lifetime of the appliance, divert up to two tonnes of food waste per household. Upon learning more about the technology, council agreed with the administration, that pursuing a partnership with Food Cycle Science was worth their time and effort. In total, 100 FoodCycler units will be part of the pilot program in Neepawa, which would begin on Sept. 1 and conclude on Dec. 31. As well, 10 additional appliances will also be purchased for distribution at local schools or assisted living facilities. Any households interested in participating can contact the Town on this project at a later date. Sign up information will be made public sometime in the late spring or early summer.

Guest dissatisfied with response Bed bugs found at hotel, reported to MB Health By Casper Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press Neepawa’s Bay Hill Inns & Suites reportedly left a literal mark on Apr. 8. According to an account by Comedian Tazz Norris (Big Daddy Tazz), who had been in town for the Neepawa Titans’ annual Sports Dinner, he woke up from a pre-show nap with welts covering his body. Bed bugs were then discovered in his room. According to Tazz, the front desk was notified, along with a few Winnipeg Blue Bombers who were also in Neepawa for the dinner. Bed bugs were reportedly found on the carpet, curtains and beds of three of those four rooms. Contact with the man-

ager of the establishment was made and, later in the weekend, with the front desk again. Tazz noted on his social media account that he was dissatisfied with the overall response, including the observed continuation of checking in guests while the situation was being addressed on Apr. 8. Neepawa Titans Team President Ken Waddell said, “We made alternate arrangements with our guests so they didn’t stay at the motel. The incident has been reported to Manitoba Health so it can be dealt with.” He added, “Our guests were very gracious to us, as we had no idea there was a problem at the motel. We have had guests stay there many times.”

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Rotary Used Book Sale back again By Kira Paterson Neepawa Banner & Press The Neepawa Rotary Club is once again gearing up for one of their major fundraisers. The annual Used Book Sale will be taking place this year from May 3 to 5, running from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm each day. The club’s book bins are back out in the community, for people to donate their used books. “We’re avidly looking for books,” shared Murray Newton, one of t he Rot a r ia ns organizing the sale. He noted that they do have a number of books still in stock from past years’ collections, but they are happy to get more donations to add to this year’s selection. The drop-off bins can be found at several businesses in Neepawa, including Gill & Schmall A gencies, NeepawaGladstone Co-op Food Store, Neepawa Home

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An array of used books will soon be made available with the cooperation of donors and the Neepawa Rotary Club. The Rotary Club’s annual book sale is set to take place in May.

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Book Sale. It will be taking place at the Yellowhead Cent re A rena, whereas in years past, it’s taken place at the United

Church Christian Education Centre. Newton explained that a major factor in the change has to do with

logistics. “At the arena, we don’t have to deal with stairs, getting the books in,” he noted. With the setup of the arena, they

will be able to use forklifts to move pallets of books in, which will allow for less heavy lifting for the volunteers. “Hopefully, it will make it easier for us setting up,” Newton expressed. He added that the other benefit to using the arena is that there is more space. Not only will the larger space allow them to put more books out on display, but it will allow shoppers to be able to be spread farther apart. The Used Book Sale is one of Neepawa Rotary Club’s largest fundraisers every year. Last year, their sale brought in over $3,300. Newton noted that he hopes they can match or sur pass that amount this year. All the proceeds from the sale go back to the Rotary Club to allow them to support local projects and organizations, as well as international humanitarian efforts.

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Je me souviens… We need an advocate T T

he problems my wife Christine and I had last year with health issues gave us the opportunity to learn new things about our own health and the Manitoba health care system. We have mostly recovered and we are both very thankful. Generally speaking, our health care system is amazing. Sometimes we have delays, especially compared to the United States, but nonetheless, we have an amazing system. There is one improvement that has been been severely hampered by COVID-19 rules. That improvement is the need for greater adoption of having every patient have an advocate. The health care system is great but it can be difficult to work your way through without somebody along side, be it an extra pair of hands, an extra set of eyes and ears. And most of all, an occasional need to speak up on a patient’s behalf. Especially with a multi-hospital situation and so many staff and shifts, patient details often get missed, usually no big stuff but things get missed. Every parent needs a caring advocate. Could be a spouse, a sibling, a parent or a volunteer, but it needs to happen. In normal times, that is before COVID, patients in hospitals and residents in care homes would often have a spouse, a child or friend to help out, to “stick up” for them. COVID rules and precautions might have been well-intentioned but the results have been far from good. I personally know of an elderly man who couldn’t have any family member visit him for two weeks after he was admitted to the hospital. That process certainly didn’t help. He tested positive for neepawa

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Right in the Centre Ken Waddell COVID upon entering the hospital, placed in an isolation room. Even with these precautions, no visitors were allowed. The family was prepared to have someone be with him 24 hours a day and limit visitors to two and only one at a time. They

ees. It has to happen along with rules that make more sense. There is another thing we are thankful for and that is Good Friday and all it stands for. Jesus was born and we celebrate that at Christmas time. But today is Good Friday and,

There are hundreds of examples where people were more lacking in care than they needed to be...

would have worn protective gowns and masks and been willing to be tested. Not allowed. There are hundreds of examples where people were more lacking in care than they needed to be, lonelier than they needed to be and in many cases died because of unintended “neglect”. Nobody in the health care system wished this situation on anyone. Nobody maliciously set out to cause harm with bad rules but it happened. It shouldn’t have but it did. It shouldn’t happen again. There were so many things done wrong with COVID that we need to absolutely learn from the mistakes. Having care home resident or hospital patient advocates is a must. It would make for better care, better results and take stress of the employ-

at first glance, it’s always been tough for me to see the “Good” part. As we look closer it is indeed “good” that Jesus died on the cross for us and even “better” that he rose on Easter Sunday, a Saviour for all people. Jesus is often also spoken of as an Advocate. We need an advocate in health care to help people make their way through. Fortunately, Jesus is more than willing to be our Advocate from birth to death and beyond for each of us but Jesus also instructs us be advocates for each other. We must never lose sight of that, especially in health care.

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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he slogan on the Quebec license plate is one that applies to so many situations in life. I am not certain what it is that the citizens of that province are called to remember but the phrase flows easily on laundry day or when I am placing the dishes in the dishwasher. I remember. I remember when the water was pumped into buckets, poured into pots on the stove and heated for laundry day. I remember melting snow for washing in winter. I was always amazed that that white snow had so many dirt particles that settled out when melted. The earliest washing machine I recall was electrically operated, not by a stationary engine – I have pictures of my grandmother using one of those. The water was poured into the tub, hot as possible for the whites, soap added, and the agitator engaged. The wringer was effective, and woe to the one who lost concentration and allowed the fabric to wrap around the hard rubber rollers rather than flow through. A long handled wooden spoon made removing garments from scalding water doable. Some folks had a rinse tub into which the clothes fell from the wringer, others had a surface on which they were placed until all the washing was done and the machine filled with rinse water. Each load entering the washtub was progressively darker in colour, and usually, dirtier. The last load the overalls or overalls, the chore duds. The water was drained into buckets, and, in our early years, carried upstairs and dumped outside. It was delightful to hang the laundry on the line on a spring, summer, or fall day, not so much in winter. In winter stiff garments were carefully unpinned from the wash line, carried indoors and draped over chairs and tables until they thawed enough to bend and hang properly. As I dump a load into my washer, set the dial for the desired results, and walk away, I remember. I choose to line dry most of all the washing, using a fluff cycle to soften them. Outside lines as often as possible, the clothes horse inside when necessary. As I remember I give thanks. The dishwasher is another appliance where I murmur, je me souviens. The first dish washing machine I recall was mom at the table, using plastic basins, one for washing and one for rinsing the dishes. The drying rack was a towel on the table beside the basins, for the dryer was a child trying to keep up with the constant flow of dishes through the wash and rinse cycle. That water, too, was heated on the stove, and dumped into a bucket for a disposal outside. Man, I recall how quickly the water cooled, how again, one washed the least dirty first and progressed to the pots and pans. Grunge water at the end, greasy film, yucky. Water carried in and out was respected. Now, after several days, and a count of how many cereal bowls are still clean in the cupboard, I reorganise the dishwasher, press a button, and walk away. Je me souviens. Extrapolate that to showers and baths!

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or residents of the United States, today is Tax-Filing Day (TFD). We in Canada have another 15 days before our tax returns are due. If you haven’t started this annual ritual, I’d suggest you do. April 30 will be here long before we know it. For most of my working life, I have completed my own tax returns. I use computer software that checks my return for mistakes. And, I keep past Assessment Notices close by so that I don’t make any claims that have been previously disallowed. While using computer software has made this task much easier, it is still an agonizing process. In recent years, Canada’s tax laws seem to have changed more often than I change my socks. Keeping up with the changes and figuring out how they apply to me and my family is an on-going challenge. And when one has income from multiple sources, as I do, each source of income must be properly identified and accompanied by the required paperwork;

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oon we will be remembering. We think about what Jesus had to endure. He knew that He wanted to obey His Father

who were killed while they had done nothing wrong and all the families who had to separate and flee for their life with their children. Many do not speak the language of the country they ended up. Why is there so much anger and cruelness in the world. Why can we not enjoy the freedom that

Christ has giving us? By giving His life for us. Let us uplift each other and prepare our self for the biggest celebration that is coming and available for each one of us Jesus endured the cross for you,and me. When the Lord will set us free, we will be free indeed.

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Neil Strohschein making the process even more agonizing. So, I prepare my tax returns using the same process I use with these columns. I spend most of one day entering data for my own return and for those of my wife and stepson. Then after checking everything over, I wait two or three days before giving them a final review, signing and submitting them to Revenue Canada. This year’s tax filing was delayed by almost a month. As people my age will know, a glitch in Service Canada’s reporting system caused serious problems with the 2021 T-slips issued to seniors. When this glitch was discovered, most of the 2021 T-Slips had been printed and were ready to mail. The mistake had to be corrected (which it was) and the slips

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had to be reprinted. Mine arrived at the end of March. So now the agony begins. I hope it will be replaced by ecstasy, in the form of a sizable refund of amounts deducted at source; but nothing is guaranteed at this point. I will be the first to admit that paying taxes ranks near the bottom of things I enjoy doing. But over the past few years, my views on taxes and paying them have changed a lot. In the business world, we identify certain expenses as “the cost of doing business” in a town, city or province. These include license fees, insurance, worker’s compensation and the expenses incurred for continuing education and professional development. Personally, I like to think of the taxes I pay as the cost

of living in this country and enjoying the privileges I have as a Canadian citizen. The most important lesson I have ever learned during my time on this planet can be summarized in these words: “There is no such thing as a free lunch.” You and I will pay the full cost of every privilege we enjoy and every service we receive in this country. Some costs are paid directly; as when we pay a merchant for products we purchase. Others, like the rent we pay on a house, apartment or piece of equipment, are paid indirectly. A portion of our rent goes to pay the cost of building or buying the item we are renting. The remaining costs are paid in partnership with all Canadians; through federal, provincial and municipal taxes. It’s not a perfect system, but it beats the alternative. And it forces us to examine the relationship that should exist between people of faith and governments in all periods of history. You and I will do that-beginning next week.

and prepared Himself for the most cruel punishment for something He was not guilty of. I think also of the people

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The Grade 1 class for 1947-1948 at Gladstone School. Pictured in the back row, from left to right: Rae Wallin, Dorothy Tester, (unknown), Lyn Burd, Lois Rogers and (unknown). Middle: Karl Larsen, Donnalynne Scott, Wayne Clayton, Dorothy Hare, Vivian Slade and Alva Hanna. Front: Dorothy Fahner, Lillian Galloway, Marilyn Huckell, Kathleen Kinley, Winnifred Johnson, Edna Vinie, Douglas Zerbin and Wayne Sorenson. The unnamed individuals may be Geo. Scott, Bernie Larsen and Leon Kondratuk.

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Opinion: Publishers applaud Big Tech legislation Submitted News Media Canada News Media Canada, representing more than 500 trusted print and digital titles in every province and territory, welcomes the introduction of Bill C-18 (“An Act respecting online communications platforms that make news content available to persons in Canada”). The bill permits news publishers to negotiate collectively with digital platforms and services, backed up by the teeth of baseball-style final offer arbitration. “This approach has been a shining success in Australia, where publishers large and small are inking meaningful content licensing agreements,” said Jamie Irving, chair of News Media Canada. “Trusted information is needed more today than ever before, and real news reported by real journalists costs real money. This legislation levels the playing field and gives Canada’s news publishers a fair shot and doesn’t require additional taxpayer funds.” “We thank Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and his officials for working diligently and quickly to bring forward legislation that will ensure we have a fiercely independent and commercially viable news publishing sector, where local community news thrives alongside a vibrant open web,” said Paul Deegan, president and chief executive officer of News Media Canada. “All political parties in Parliament agree on the value of local news; the existential threat the news business is facing; the power imbalance between Big Tech monopolies and news publishers; and the importance of collective negotiation. It’s time for Canada to join the ranks of leading countries such as Australia and France in addressing market failure and restoring fairness. It’s time for Parliamentarians in the House of Commons and Senate to work together, across party lines, to pass this vital legislation by June.”

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When the prairies were being settled, it was the European immigrants who proved to be the best settlers for the challenging Prairies because of their familiarity with agriculture, rural lifestyles, and harsh climates. The largest immigrant groups were who we now call Ukrainians. They kept their beautiful traditions of faith, song, dance and food alive in their new country. These honoured customs played an important part of our prairie heritage. One traditional custom is the blessing of the Easter basket of special foods, each food having a biblical and symbolic meaning. The basket with its beautiful embroidered cloth contains the essentials for Easter breakfast. It always contains breads which represent “Christ, our bread of life.” Paska is an Easter bread shaped in round loafs. The traditional Paska had lovely dough patterns on them. The raw yeast dough is twisted into religious symbols such as crosses and placed on the bread, to be baked together. An egg wash is used on them to give them a lovely shiny look. Tradition has it that when the baker of the Paska is making the bread that their thoughts must be kept pure. Babka is a sweeter, softer Easter bread that contains raisins and often dried mixed fruits. The word Babka is diminutive for a Baba, a Ukrainian grandmother. It is baked in tall cylinder loaf tins. I use tomato juice or coffee cans to bake mine. Church-goers at Easter Sunday Mass greet each other with Христос Bоскрес! Воістину Воскресе! (Khrystos voskres! Voistynu Voskres!), which means “Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!” As you celebrate Easter may you remember God’s perfect love for all mankind and see everyone regardless of race, colour, and creed as people worthy of God’s selfless love. Wishing you Easter Blessings of love, hope, peace and good health to you and your family. Babka (Baba) 1/2 cup warm water 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. sugar 2 cups scalded milk, cooled 2 packets active dry yeast or 4 ½ tsp. 8-10 cups flour 4 eggs 1 cup raisins 6 egg yolks 1 cup mixed dried fruit or cherries 1 cup of sugar Glaze: 3/4 cup softened butter 2 cups icing sugar juice of 1 orange 2 Tbsp. lemon juice zest of 1 orange sprinkles Stir sugar into warm water. Sprinkle in yeast. Allow to sit for 10 minutes, until bubbly. In a stand mixer, beat the eggs and yolks until fluffy. Add the sugar gradually. Add the butter and continue to mix until well incorporated. Add juice, zest, and salt to the mixture, mix until combined. Add the milk and mix until smooth. Add 4 cups of flour, combine well and then stir in the yeast mix. Slowly add more flour until the bread dough comes together. It should be only slightly sticky to the touch and not too dry. Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and knead for a 6-8 minutes. Dough should be smooth, elastic, and no longer too sticky. Put dough into a lightly greased bowl, lightly grease the top and cover with a clean tea towel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Once doubled, knead down and add the raisins and mixed fruit. Allow to rise another hour. Grease tall tins or round deep dishes. Form dough into a round ball enough to fill 1/3 of the container. They will rise a lot. Let rise in a warm place until the dough barely reaches the top of your cans or dishes, about 30 minutes. Place in a preheated 350°F oven. Baking time will vary on the size of your baking container. Cool Babka for 10-15 minutes, then gently remove from pans and transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling. Once the bread is cooled make the glaze. In a medium bowl, whisk together the icing sugar with lemon juice. Add a little water if it’s too thick or a little more powdered sugar if it’s too runny. Pour the glaze over each bread. Sprinkle on the sprinkles before the glaze sets.

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Pictured above are students from Grade 1 and 2 of the Gladstone Public School for the class of 1950-51. Pictured in the back row, from left to right, are: Rose Marie Wilson, Betty Marie Brooks, Paul Otto, Billy Martinot, Russell Yandeau, Eddie Van Dyke, Lynn Burd, Dorothy Spence, Linda Austin, Helen Adamson and Valerie McAskill. Third row: Norman Van Dyke, Garry Pohl(?), Neville Skanderberg, Harvey Bergen, Bobby humes, Shirley George, Sylvia Erléndson(?), Dorothy Pelechaty and Sheila Fehr. Second row: Melvin Stewart, Tommy Scott, Antje Van Dyke, Verna McAskill, Beryl Corlett, Mary Sinclair, Mary Laura Spense and Beverly George. Front row: James Hando, Billy Timmings, Shirley Lukin, Judy Scott, Sandra Hall, Brenda Brooks, Douglas Vinie, Jim Sorenson, Ronny Heuvel and Lee Barkway.

This was the class of 1952 for Grades 4 and 5 at the Gladstone School. Pictured in the back row, from left to right, are: Joy Olson, teacher; Mae Wilson, Lillian Galloway, Dorothy Fahner, Lois Rogers, Merle Branson and Lorna Drielich. Fourth row: Hazel Johnson, Mary Poels, alva Hanna, Patsy Randall, Edna Vinie and Irene Sinclair. Third row: Vivian Slade, Donna Scott, Ray Wallin, Wayne Sorenson, Jimmie Corlett, David Randall and Joyce Pohl. Second row: Ronnie Timmings, Wayne clayton, Duncan Broadfoot, Wally Wilson, Jim younger, doug Zerbin, Allan Novits, Marilyn Huckell and Lorraine Clayton. Front: Jim McBride, Elaine Holmes, Dorothy Smith, Betty Zado, Roberta McAskill, Norma Heiman, Marie McGregor, Billy Cathcart and Karen Adamson.

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Dragoons trained area citizens 60 years ago By Casper Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press Approximately 60 years ago, Neepawa and area lads were hard at work in militia training. The 12th Manitoba Dragoons had come to Neepawa in late 1961, starting the first of four rounds of survival training courses. Each round of courses were held over several weeks under the Dragoons’ guidance, with graduation ceremonies taking place at the end of each one. Dragoons history The 12th Manitoba Dragoons originated in Brandon on Jul. 1 in 1903, when they were given authorization to be formed. It was organized as a two regiment unity, with the first on the ‘Non Permanent Active Militia’ order of battle and the second on the ‘Reserve’ order. It was later amalgamated with ‘The Border Horse’, retaining its designation. Several re-designations followed in the years after the amalgamation until it was transferred on Dec. 31, 1964 to the ‘Supplementary Order of Battle’. The Dragoons were

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Pictured top left: Militia trainee Trooper D.E. Forsythe receives a few pointers from instructor Cpl. E. G. Puhach on dismantling the army’s new F-N rifle at the Neepawa as part of the special militia training program that got underway across Canada in the 60’s. Both basic and survival training was being taught in the six-week courses. This photo was taken in November, 1961. Pictured top right and bottom left: Some of the individuals who participated in the training exercises..

also a perpetuation of the 95th Battalion, Manitoba Grenadiers of 1885-1892 and the 32nd Overseas Battalion(s). As such, they hold battle honours for the North West Rebellion, South African War, World War I and World War II. Archive excerpts The following entries from the Neepawa Banner & Press archives are a couple excerpts from articles that appeared in regards to the exercises conducted in Neepawa and the surrounding area: •Dec. 15, 1961: Take a raw civilian, give him six weeks of intensive drill in arms, first aid, survival techniques, rescue and map use, and you have a member of the first graduating class of a special militia training plan sponsored by the Canadian Army across Canada. Fifty such trainees were inspected and congratulated at a graduation drill and march past held in the airport armouries Thursday morning… Part of a nation-wide five-day-a-week training program, three more such courses will be held at the beginning of the new year,

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with the final one to be staged in May. •Friday, Feb. 16, 1962: All but a handful of the trainees in the second special militia survival training course, which ends today in Neepawa, attended the graduation parade Thursday, despite blizzard conditions that kept away most of the invited guests, including officer Lt.-Col. E.M.D. Leslie. Substituting for the absent colonel, former army major Jack Graves of McCreary, one of the men currently interested in forming a militia unit there, inspected the ranks and took the salute in the march past… More than 40 men were to receive their graduation certificates and their final pay in a mustering out parade. For many, however, it will not be an end to military disciplines– 16 have applied to enrol in the local squadron of the Twelfth Manitoba Dragoons and another seeks to enrol in the regular army. •Feb. 27, 1962: A training centre was established

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at McCreary this week for the third in the winter series of special militia survival training courses being conducted across Canada, which got underway Monday morning. The McCreary detachment has been designated as a troop of “C” Squadron of the Twelfth Manitoba Dragoons, which is under the command of Capt. John Kerr of Neepawa. Thirtysix men qualified for training in the McCreary troop and another 35 are training at Neepawa… The special courses have consistently attracted large numbers of recruits since they started in Neepawa last fall. •Apr. 6, 1962: Graduation

parades were held Wednesday and Thursday for the two special militia training units which have just completed their courses of training under the command of C. Squadron of the Twelfth Manitoba Dragoons. The McCrear y unit was inspected Wednesday morning by Lt. Col. C. V. Lilley, assistant adjutant and quarter-mastergeneral for the Manitoba Area. The Neepawa unit was inspected Thursday morning by Lt. Col. A. H. Innes, commanding officer of Target Area H.Q. near Portage… Of the 38 who started the course at McCreary, 36 finished, while 30 out of the original 33 completed the

course at Neepawa. One dropped out for medical reasons and the other four were called back to their regular civilian jobs.

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80 years ago, Thursday, April 16, 1942 Edw in Cheet ham, beloved husband and father, passed away at his home here Wednesday morning following a lengthy illness

60 years ago, Friday, April 13, 1962 Returning Tuesday from Hong Kong, Dick Lee of the Bamboo Gardens kitchen staff reports that

40 years ago, Thursday, April 15, 1982 A donation of land, extending from Riverbend Park south to Highway 16, was accepted Mar. 30 by town council. M ayor Homer Gi l l said he recently received verbal assurances from the owner, Harold Ishenberg, that the land was available without charge if the town would maintain it as an undeveloped green area… The land involved is bordered by Highway 16 on the south, Hamilton Street on the north and the Golf Course road on the east. To the west is a smaller parcel. The Neepawa Creek and Whitemud River join at the north end of the property,

Evelynne Eirickson attended the 35th anniversary banquet of the Neepawa O.O.R.P. on Apr. 4. 20 years ago, Monday, April 15, 2002 I found the front page of the Brandon Shopper dated Apr. 6 very tasteless. The writer seemed to think this picture and the

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graffiti upon the abandoned farmhouse in the Birnie Creek was entertaining. Since when is vandalism funny? Note: This was a brief excerpt from a Letter to the Editor. Under the letter, the editor of the Neepawa Press added the following note: “We ran a picture of the abandoned farmhouse last week without making the attempt at cute references.”

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The Williams’ TomBoy store trophies in the local Pioneers’ Curling Club bonspiel which was concluded last Thursday afternoon went to Bill Orr’s foursome. In the final of the eight-rink event, the Orr rink registered a 14-7 win over Jack Kitson’s curlers. With the winning skip there were Bill Adams, Weldon Buchanan and Weldon Hunter, while Jack Kitson had Edwin Taylor, Jim Grudenski and Heber Hockin with him in the bonspiel.

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70 years ago, Thursday, April 17, 1952 William Gilroy, 87, pioneer resident of Birnie, passed away at his home Thursday, Apr. 10. The funeral service was held in St. James Anglican Church, Neepawa, Apr. 14 with Rev. Edgar H. Hyett officiating. Burial was in Riverside cemetery… Mr. Gilroy was born in Ireland and received his education there. He came to Canada in 1882 and, after four years residence at Owen Sound, Ont., came to the Neepawa district. He resided here for four years before moving to Oak Leaf district, where he farmed for some years. He retired in 1939. He married Margaret E. Campbell at Neepawa in 1894. His wife predeceased him in 1938. Mr. Gilroy was a veteran of the North-West Rebellion, serving with the 90th Battalion. He was a member of the local branch of the Canadian Legion and was a member of the Orange Lodge for 63 years. During his lifetime Mr. Gilroy took an active part in hunting and fishing.

50 years ago, Thursday, April 13, 1972 The Gladstone area, after considerable investigation, has decided to go ahead with plans to raise money for a 50-bed care home for the Gladstone Hospital District area.

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The Neepawa Lodge known as the Order of the Royal Purple presented 15-years pins to these charter members at the Lodge’s 15th anniversary celebration in 1972. Pictured are, back row, left to right: Shirley Walker, Marjorie Drayson, Irene Storey, Eleanor Fischer and Florence Bates. Front row: Caroline Murray, Annie Hallen, Myrtle Farrell, Della Yuel and Olive Windus. Missing from the photo is Pearl Jackson.

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100 years ago, Friday, April 14, 1922 T he bron ze f ig u re typifying the Canadian soldier, and which was brought from Italy, for a memorial to those who fell in the World War, was hoisted into position last Tuesday, the 11th. There it will stand for years, the silent but eloquent embodiment of a great sacrifice, of deep sorrows and victory. It will be something of which Neepawa need not be ashamed. It speaks to us of all those who died. It will be unveiled perhaps on May the 24th. There will be speeches, eloquent and touching. Let us act towards those who went over to that land of terrible experiences and laid down their lives at the call of country, in such a manner that we will not be guilty of turning praise into mockery.

only a few days earlier he had joined with Lee Ling (former proprietor of the Gardens) to conduct Calvin McFarlane of Neepawa on a tour of Hong Kong. Calvin was in the far east with his Canadian Navy Ship. A picture of the visiting Canadian war ships appeared in a Hong Kong newspaper dated Apr. 1. Dick had visited Hong Kong to get married but, owing to immigration regulations, he was unable to bring his wife back to Canada with him at this time. He is hoping to make the necessary arrangements soon.

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110 years ago, Friday, April 12, 1912 A runaway horse caused s ome e xc it ement on Tuesday evening. It raced up Mountain Avenue and down Hamilton Street, turning into the Rutledge livery barn yard, out again to the street and on down the hill, being eventually captured with nothing but the harness attached. In passing out of the Rutledge yard, the buggy struck the verandah post of Farrell’s Boarding house, knocking it completely out of place. A lady coming up the street was struck by the falling post and the buggy wheel passed over her foot. There were other very narrow escapes.

which kept him confined to his bed under medical care… Born in England in 1861, Mr. Cheetham came to Canada in 1892 and in May of the same year went into the employ of the Northern Pacific Railway. In 1908 he was made roadmaster and held that same position in the Neepawa district until 1931 when he retired. He was a faithful employee of the Canadian National Railway, and was well liked and admired by his fellow workers. In his retirement from active service to inactive service, he was lost to the railway as it could still profit from his experiences. An order-in-council has been passed which will mean in effect that a speed limit of 40 miles an hour will apply throughout Canada from next May 1.

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Neepawa will be celebrating a big milestone in five years’ time. Come 2027, it will have been 150 years since postal services were established in the community. Although Neepawa’s postal services did not get a permanent home until 1908 or 1909, when an office was built along Mountain Ave., it had temporary locations in past years starting in 1877. This was with Mr. and Mrs. John Graham handling mail in their house for a group of 17 settlers. The post office shared a space with a customs office at one point as well, until 1921. After which, the postal services transferred

to a new building on Oct. 9, 1971. A record of postmasters kept until 1982, when a celebration of the post office building’s 100th anniversary was held, lists the following individuals: J.J. Hamilton, Alfred Dalton, J.J. McFadden, W.F. Young, E.J. Harris, William Wigmore, George S. Blackwell, John G. Nye, Wesley E. Davidson, Arthur J. Willis, C.R.M. Hobday, J.M. Barker, Lorne Buchanan and Terry McIntosh. If anyone has photos of these individuals working at their post– pun intended– the Banner & Press would be glad to receive them. Any photos and details can be sent to news@neepawabanner.com or newsroom@neepawabanner.com.

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A night of celebration for Neepawa at Sports Dinner Continued from Page 1 Ken Pearson, head coach and general manager for the Neepawa Titans, echoed the sentiment provided by Denbow, sharing that it was a great night, very well attended, with great messages from the keynote speakers. Almost all the Titans players were able to travel back to town to be there for the evening, as well. “It was a night for them to be there as part of the community,” Pearson stated. “But also, it was a night to celebrate the season we had.” The attendance was similar to in past years, if not slightly higher. Over 200 people came out for the dinner. Ward Szucki, member of the On-Side committee, added that there were some regulars who weren’t able to attend, because the date was decided upon on short notice, but they still had a great turnout. Speakers had great message There were three featured guest speakers at the dinner. Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Shayne Gauthier, member of the female hockey Olympic team Kristen Campbell and comedian Big Daddy Tazz all spoke to the dinner attendees. Pearson expressed that their presentations all had an important message in common. “They all said it differently, but in the end, it was all the same message,” he shared. The speakers talked about the importance of hard work, following your dreams and not letting anything get in the way of your goals, which

really resonated with Pearson and were great lessons for the young athletes in attendance. Another notable part of the evening was the naming of the Neepawa Sportsperson of the Year. For 2022, Landon Cameron was recognized with the honour. (A full article on the award can be seen on Page 13 of the Banner & Press) Auction brings in cash Part of the night’s fundraising endeavours included the auction. Denbow noted that it was a bit smaller than usual, as they only had six items up for sale. However, all the items were either donated or mostly sponsored, so almost all the money earned in the sale was net profit. In total, the six items brought in just over $3,000. The Neepawa Titans annually choose a non-profit organization to receive a portion of the profits from the evening, as well. This year, Denbow noted that they chose the Neepawa Area Collegiate Tigers football team. Members of the team helped out at the dinner, with setting up, cleaning up and taking down tables at the end of the night. Denbow noted that they wanted to get the team out to the event to be able to see the Grey Cup and meet Bomber Shayne Gauthier. The Titans decided to donate $750 to the Tigers, which will help with team expenses, such as equipment and travel costs. The official numbers for how much the event raised overall was not available before the Banner & Press deadline.

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The return of the Sports Dinner was very well received, with co-featured guest speaker Kristen Campbell, along with Shayne Gauthier of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (not pictured), sharing stories. As well, comedian Big Daddy Tazz (Above left) entertained the crowd. (Above right) The dinner was catered by the chefs for HyLife Foods. To go along with these festivities, the player awards for the Neepawa Titans were also handed out. Those pictures will appear in the next issue of the Banner & Press.

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MJHL Playoffs West Division - Round One Dauphin (1) vs. Swan Valley (4) Dauphin win series 4-2

Game 1: Dauphin 5-1 Swan

Game 2: Dauphin 3-2 Swan Game 3: Dauphin 6-1 Swan

Game 4: Swan 6-3 Dauphin

Game 5: Swan 5-4 OT Dauphin Game 6: Dauphin 3-2 OT Swan Wayway (2) vs. Virden (3) Virden win series 4-0

Game 1: Virden 3-2 OT Wayway Game 2: Virden 4-3 Wayway

Game 3: Virden 5-4 OT Wayway Game 4: Virden 4-3 Wayway

East Division - Round One Steinbach (1) vs. Selkirk (4) Steinbach win series 4-1

Game 1: Steinbach 5-2 Selkirk Game 2: Selkirk 3-1 Steinbach

Game 3: Steinbach 3-0 Selkirk Game 4: Steinbach 6-5 Selkirk Game 5: Steinbach 4-3 Selkirk Winkler (2) vs. Wpg Blues (3) Winkler win series 4-2

Game 1: Winkler 9-3 Wpg

Game 2: Wpg 1-0 Winkler

Game 3: Wpg 5-3 Winkler

Game 4: Winkler 4-3 OT Wpg Game 5: Winkler 3-1 Wpg

Game 6: Winkler 4-2 Wpg

Semi finals

Steinbach (1) vs. Virden (5) Dauphin (2) vs. Winkler (3)

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Landon Cameron honoured as Neepawa Sports Person of the Year

By Kira Paterson

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Part of the Neepawa Sports Dinner, held on Friday, Apr. 8 was the presentation of awards to athletes and volunteers in the community to recognize the dedication and effort they put into their respective sports. One of the biggest awards given on the night was the Sportsperson of the Year, which annually recognizes a person in the community who has contributed significantly to sports within the Neepawa area. This year, the award went to Landon Cameron, general manager and CPGA golf pro for the Neepawa Golf & Country Club. Neepawa Titans board member Jamie Denbow said that Cameron was an incredibly fitting recipient,

noting that he does a lot of work with youth programs at the course, to help more young people get into the sport. In addition to his involvement in the local golf scene, Cameron also coaches hockey, runs the Breakfast Club morning hockey program for kids and coaches baseball in the summer. “He’s super involved in the community,” Denbow stressed.

An unexpected honour. The Banner & Press had a chance to speak with Cameron on the acknowledgement. He stated that he was caught off-guard when he heard his name called. “Completely unexpected, was a very humbling experience. I don’t like to be recognized that way when there is so many other people that have helped me with all these programs,”

said Cameron. “It’s an honour for sure, but there has been a lot of people that have helped and they all deserved to be recognized as well. Cameron citedAnne Kuharski as the brains behind starting the breakfast club 12 years ago. He also was quick to single out Jason Sumner, Stephane Lapointe, Ryan Smith, Kelly Evans, Matthew Lowry, Kris Jacobsen, Rodney White and the Neepawa Titans and Farmers for being instrumental in getting the breakfast program to where it is. As well, Cameron said that growing up, he saw his parents volunteer and give back in all sorts of ways in sports in Boissevain. He stated that taught him from a young age that giving back is one of the most rewarding feelings that there is.

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Neepawa Titans head coach and general manager Ken Pearson presents Landon Cameron with the 2022 Sportsperson of the Year award.

Bombers battle Mercs in Minnedosa Warren defeat Minnedosa in semi-final of Provincial Senior Hockey Championship

Playoff note: After the completion of first round, all the remaining teams were reseeded regardless of division so that the top seeded regular seeded club (Steinbach) would face the lowest seeded remaining club, in this case the fifth seeded Virden Oil Capitals.

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Community Profile: Baron family honoured - Here and there Daniel Glaser By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press

By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press Daniel Glaser (18) is a member of the 2022 Carberry Collegiate graduating class who has been involved during the last two years in the carpentry apprenticeship program. Daniel Brauer encouraged him to take advantage of this course. He works part time with Excel7 and they are currently building four duplexes in Shilo. Daniel is one of eleven siblings. His father, Alex, is a dental technician. Daniel enjoys hands-on activities and liked the Power Mechanics course. He really enjoyed his varsity volleyball team and coach, Blaine Hall. They

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played a variety of teams. Other activities for Daniel include a hobby farm and the accordion. Glaser also sings with their 25 voice youth choir. Future options are obtaining his carpentry levels and travel. His family emigrated from Germany to Steinbach when he was four years old.

Baseball plans By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press With the snow melting and summer days on the horizon, baseball and fastball teams are preparing for the 2022 season. • The first provincial tournament will be hosted in Brandon June 2-4 to declare a high school champion. • The Manitoba Senior Baseball Council, headed by Ross Tycoles of Reston, have confirmed several championships. • Morden will host the AA

League all stars July 15-17 with the Border League fielding two teams. The winner will advance to the 2023 Westerns. • Wawanesa will host the seniors July 22-24. There are two divisions: 35+ and 45+. • Rivers will host the AA league champions Aug. 5-7. • The South West League all stars will represent Manitoba at the Westerns in Saskatoon Aug. 19-21. • The Elmwood Giants will represent the Keystone province at the nationals in Sydney, NS Aug. 25-28.

Joint Council excerpts By Gladwyn Scott Neepawa Banner & Press The Joint Councils of Carberry and NCL held their monthly meeting with Mayor Olmstead in the chair. The Fire Department confirmed that the official opening of the new Fire Hall will be Saturday, Apr. 30 at 11:00 a.m. The Fireman’s Breakfast will be back on Saturday, June 18 and the Fireman’s Ball will be Saturday, Dec. 3. $6,000 in Covid-19 relief grants have been received by the Leisure Department for each of the halls at Carberry, Brookdale, and

Wellwood. Grants for 60 pairs of roller skates have been applied for. Rentals and snacks will cover the student operator of the arena. Fourteen of twenty places have been filled for Summer Relief Child Care for ten weeks. A Splash Pad Social will be held in the curling club Friday, June 17. The zipline fundraising committee has an interesting campaign going involving donations. Contact Leah (1-204-721-4311) or Deanna (1-204-901-3483). If $18,000 can be raised by May 1, construction could have the project in operation by Aug. 1.

• Congratulations to the Baron family (Earl, Randy, David, and Joel and their respective spouses and families) for receiving the Bank of Montreal Award at the recent Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon. Agassiz MLA Eileen Clarke, recognized the Baron family in the Manitoba Legislature Wednesday, April 6. The family was one of six recognized at the Fair with a luncheon, group photos and special seats at the evening horse jumping events. • Although spring is here, it is also the time when competitive curling rinks make changes to their line up. Some rinks that are disbanding and/or making changes include Mike McEwen (Manitoba Champion), Jason Gunnlaugson, Matt Dunstone, Mackenzie Zacharias (Manitoba champion from Altona), Kevin Koe (Canadian finalist), Brendan Bottcher, Jennifer Jones, Tracy Fleury, and Brad Gushue (Canadian champion). Tracy Fleury, will not return to her rink and has joined up with Rachel Homan. I’m not sure how much improvement the young Zacharias sisters plus the two Maritime curlers will benefit from the 47 year old curling guru, Jennifer Jones, addition. Darcy Robertson’s rink will also go their own ways. Fleury, Robertson and Zacharias all curled in the 2022 Manitoba Scotties in Carberry. Skip Reid Carruthers’ newly amalgamated curling rink includes Jason Gunnlaugson, Derek Samagalski and Connor Njegovan. They will likely be at Neepawa’s Viterra Championship in February 2023. • Minnedosa Town Council approved an upgrade to the piping for their new recreation Centre by $93,014 after receiving correspondence

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from Crane Steel Structures. With the upgrade in high density piping, the current total for the project is $8,892,414.44 including taxes. • The Municipality of Boissevain-Morton has a new Parks and Recreation Board in place to take on recreation projects directed by the new community program planner, Wendy Giesbrecht. • The Agassiz Youth centre (AYC) in Portage la Prairie will close in July. With declining counts in youth custody in the last nine years, being only 30 per cent occupied, the province has decided to move the incarcerated youth to the Manitoba Youth Centre in Winnipeg which has been operating at less than 50 per cent capacity for several years, Justice Minister, Kelvin Goertzen, announced. Presently, fewer than 90 Manitobans are at the Centre. • Canadian ratepayers were responsible for $37 million paid for extra police costs to remove the Freedom Convoy from the streets of Ottawa. • The Manitoba minimum

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wage will be increased from $11.95 to $12.35 as of October 1, 2022, which is still the lowest in Canada, except for Saskatchewan. • Librarians, Lori McNiven and Beryl Brandt, will start a new reading program for pre-schoolers (ages 3-5) on Wednesday, Apr. 20. Listen

to a story, do a craft, and learn to love the library. The library is happy to have a baby change table added to their washroom. Canadian Film Day is also on Apr. 20. Join for popcorn and a Canadian film, Monkey Beach, whose theme is Indigenous voices.

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Classifieds Donald George Fletcher

March 4, 1934 - April 4, 2022 Don died suddenly at his home in McCreary with his wife Doris at his side. He was born at the farm near McCreary to parents Roy and Jennie Fletcher, the 3rd of 6 children. Don attended school in McCreary until the completion of Grade 11, when he left McCreary to work for the CNR as a telegraph operator. He moved around Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northern Ontario. It was during his time in Kamsack, SK that he met his future wife, Vivian Rezansoff, and they were married in Kamsack in July 1956. They moved to Churchill, MB to begin their married life together. Their oldest daughter, Cindy, was born in Churchill in 1957. They made many lifelong friends during their time there. In 1959, he transferred to Sprague, MB where their son Danny was born. Sadly, Danny passed away at a few months old. They then moved to McCreary for a short time later in 1960, where their son Gary was born later that year. In 1961 Don took a job as the assistant manager of the PFRA pasture at Milestone, SK and it was during this time in 1962, that their daughter Colleen was born. In the late summer of 1962, the family moved back to McCreary to the farm they had purchased from his Grandma Fletcher. Don supplemented his cattle farm income by working various jobs at Agassiz Ski Hill. MacLeods store and driving school bus. In 1965, they purchased a farm in the Glenhope area and moved to the ranch and Don was able to be his own boss and cowboy full time! Cattle and PMU mares made for a busy life on the ranch, but there was always time for 4-H with the kids, rodeos, chariot racing and Quarter Horse Racing. McCreary Rodeo was traditionally August long weekend and the whole family volunteered to make it a success, as long as Mother Nature co-operated. Don also served as a councillor for the LGD of Alonsa for 14 years during this time. In 1989, the ranch was sold and together Don and Vivian began their auction business, having both taken their training in Minnesota. Together they ran a successful business until Vivian's sudden passing in 2000. In 2003, Don married Doris Green (McCallum) of Dauphin. Doris was also an auctioneer and they continued on with the auction business for a time as well as working with other auctioneers on an as needed basis. Together they continued volunteering with various organizations and travelled across the country, announcing and organizing races and fairs and auctioneering for charitable causes. The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon was a favorite place to volunteer and visit each year for the entire week. Family was very important to Don and, with his marriage to Doris, there were three more children and their families to spend time with. Don received countless awards and recognition for his tireless years of service from the Manitoba Association of Agricultural Societies, Ducks Unlimited and Cowboy Hall of Fame just to name a few. Don also served on the board of the McCreary Alonsa Health Centre. Don was predeceased by his wife Vivian, his son Daniel and his son-in-law Vital (Vic) Letain, his brothers Ralph and Doug Fletcher. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish many wonderful memories; his wife Doris of McCreary, his 3 children Cindy Letain and partner Darrell Vrooman of Belmont, MB, Gary Fletcher and wife Brenda of Roblin, MB, Colleen Scott and husband Lance of Wawanesa, MB, grandchildren Donna, Larry, Derek, Shawna, Nichole, Tara, Megan, Jodi and Shandi, Doris' children; Gary Green and wife Glenda of Dauphin, Brenda Green and friend Ivan of Dauphin, Susan Zurba and husband Jason of Dauphin, grandchildren Toni, Amanda, Tammi, Ashlee, Jennifer, Blake, Courtney, Steven, Zack and Matthew and many great grandchildren, his siblings Audrey McLaughlin of Snow Lake, MB, Jack Fletcher of Parksville, BC, Doris Herkendell of Winnipeg, MB, his sister-in-law Phyllis Konkin of Winnipeg, MB, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. A celebration of Don's life was held on Friday, April 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm from Knox United Church in McCreary. Norma Windle officiated. Interment in the McCreary Municipal Cemetery. Should friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Don to the McCreary Agricultural Society c/o McCreary Recreation Commission, Box 317, McCreary, MB, R0J 1B0 or to the Knox United Church, Box 63, McCreary, MB, R0J 1B0. "This last goodbye is the hardest one to say. This is where the cowboy rides away" Sneath-Strilchuk -McCreary Chapel 204-835-2004 • www.sneathstrilchuk.com

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Obituary Florence Geraldine Kerr

It is with sad hearts we announce the passing of our beautiful mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, sister, aunt and best friend, Florence Kerr on April 1, 2022 at the Neepawa Hospital at the age of 92. Florence was born June 1, 1929 on the farm near Dauphin and was brought into the world by her grandmother, Margaret Matilda Nicholson, who was the midwife. Florence was the eldest daughter of Sidney and Margaret Nicholson and big sister to Frances and Phillip. She attended Spruce Creek and Haley Schools while living on the farm. After moving into Dauphin, she attended the Whitmore and MacKenzie Schools. Florence was a homebody content with doing hand work rather than participating in sports. The family enjoyed attending many dances and both Florence and Frances learned to dance on their dad's feet. Florence and her best friend, Joyce kicked up their heels at many of the local dances. Sundays were family picnic days with a trip to one of the local lakes. In the late 40's, Florence began her career working for MTS as a telephone operator at the Dauphin office. In 1951 a position for Chief Operator opened up at Gladstone and Florence filled the vacancy. Here she met her future husband, John Kerr. On September 20, 1952 they were married and settled on the family farm in the Palestine District. MTS policy forbid the employment of married women and Florence shone in her new role as wife and mother. In 1956, a flash flood caused the family to move to Grandview and, in 1957, the family moved to Dauphin to live with Florence's parents. John and Florence bought their first home at 102 7th Avenue NE in Dauphin in 1958. Then, in 1965, the move was made to Gladstone for John's work. Florence delivered Meals on Wheels, did housekeeping at the Gladstone Hotel & Motel, worked at Home Care and later at Third Crossing Manor in housekeeping and dietary. Florence was an active member of the community through the Gladstone Legion Auxiliary until it folded and then as a member of the branch faithfully looking after the adopted Veterans with remembrances throughout the year. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodges for 67 years. Florence also taught Sunday School and was part of the Gladstone UCW volunteering on the Sick and Visiting Committee. The Gladstone Museum and Third Crossing Museum were also a large part of her life. In 2015 Florence received the honour of being Citizen of the Year for exemplary service and dedication to the community of Gladstone. Florence was a proud member of the Dauphin Pioneers Association, being a descendant of the first settlers in the area. Her many hobbies included knitting, embroidery, gardening, weeding, baking, feeding the birds, visiting, playing cards, making puzzles, picking berries, making jams, jellies and favourite million-dollar relish. Florence carried on heavy hearted after losing her husband John in 2017. Friends and family were a big part of her life and she always welcomed them into her home. Hosting and planning family get togethers were important to her.Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Sharon, Daphne (Lloyd), Colleen and Geraldine (Kevin), and son Kimberly (Kathy). Grandchildren Christine, John, Stephen (Sabrina), Patricia (Leandro), Catherine(Dave) David, Andrew (Aletha), Leigh(Brianne) and Michael. Great-Grandchildren Liara, Sarah, Creole, Havanna, Madison, Dominic, Garbriel, Donnavan, Autumn, Jude and Greyson along with her sister, Frances Litster and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her husband, John, her parents: Sidney and Margaret Nicholson, brother Phillip (Phillis) Nicholson, brothers-in-laws, Lorne Kerr (Irene), Ronald Kerr (Joyce), James Stevenson and James Litster, sisterin-law, Grace Poersch (Edgar). Her family will always be grateful for the kind, compassionate and wonderful care our mother received from the dedicated home care workers and all the front line staff at Neepawa and Portage hospitals. Your kindness will never be forgotten and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts We will all miss her. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Florence to the Gladstone United Church, Box 82 Gladstone, MB R0J 0T0.

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Edgar Wallace Salway went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 in Neepawa, MB at the Hospital. He was 96 years old. Ed is survived by wife Selma Annie (Johnson) Skoglund, son Alford Gordon Salway (Deborah) of Edmonton, AB, daughter Margaret May (Lyle) Ellison of Listowel, ON, grandsons Malcolm (Jessie) Salway of Anchorage, AK and Quinton Ellison of Listowel, ON; great grandchildren Cyd and Ty Salway. Stepchildren Elliot Skoglund (Chris, Candace: Barrett, Devyn) and Susan (Gerald) Woywada (Britany, Joe: Griffin / Jarett, Martina) of Erickson, MB. Also survived by brother Gordon Leslie (1932) (Vi) Salway of Morden, MB; brother-in-law, sisters-in-law and many nephews and nieces. Predeceased by first wife Janet Marie (Alford) Salway (1926 - 1995), brothers Owen Charles (1922 1990) and Raymond William Henry (1919 - 2015). Ed was born on a farm near Spy Hill, SK on March 10, 1926 to Howard Henry Ralph (1894 - 1973) and Gladys May (Gapper) (1896 - 1973) Salway. He was named after his father’s brother Edgar John (1883). Schooled in Nokomis, SK and Miniota, MB, Ed joined the Manitoba Power Commission in 1944 at Miniota and worked as a ground and line man in rural Manitoba. He then worked as a supervisor in Steinbach, MB and upon retirement in 1982 from Manitoba Hydro was an area manager out of Neepawa. He met his first wife Marie in Steinbach, and married on January 19th, 1951 (Portage la Prairie). Their children Gordon and Margaret were born in Steinbach before their move to Neepawa in 1956, Enjoying the community they lived there, until retiring to Seaside Drive, overlooking the Juan de Fuca Strait on Vancouver Island in the late 1980s. Ed resided there, after Marie died, moving into Victoria in 2007; before moving to Erickson in 2014 with second wife Selma whom he married August 8th, 2009 (Erickson). In 2018 Ed moved back to Neepawa to be near Selma who was in Country Meadows with Alzheimer’s. Over the years Ed enjoyed singing with the Barbershop, church and community choirs; curling, golfing, walking, gardening and travelling. He belonged to the Neepawa Lions, Neepawa Barbershop and the Chamber of Commerce. He was also active in St. James Anglican Church (Neepawa), Anglican churches in Sooke and Victoria, and Hilltop Baptist Church (Erickson). Interment will be at the Neepawa Riverside Cemetery (1 Smith Drive). Memorial donations: Touchwood Park, Neepawa or the charity of your choice. There will be a graveside service at Neepawa Riverside Cemetery on Thursday, April 21st at 1 p.m. Visiting & finger foods to follow at Kinsmen Kourts 2 (307 Davidson Street, Neepawa) White’s Funeral Home Neepawa-Carberry-Minnedosa in care of arrangements Condolences may be left at www.whitesfh.ca

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Obituary LORRAINE JOAN KWIATKOWSKI (nee Kasprick) It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Lorraine Kwiatkowski, on her 92 birthday, April 6, 2022, at Holyrood Manor, long term care in Maple Ridge, BC. Left to cherish her memory is her husband John, son Dan (Carol) Stanski, daughter Kim (Ken) Mayze; grandchildren, Craig, Devin (Stacey) Stanski, Taryn, Dustin Dunsmore; Carla, Jason and Steph Mayze; great-grandchildren, Emme and Eric Stanski. Lorraine was born in Minnedosa, Manitoba, on April 6, 1930, to Agnes and Angus Kasprick, the middle child of five. She was known as the Avon lady for many years, both in Manitoba and Maple Ridge, to where she and John relocated in 1990. Mom had a great love and devotion to family. Family gatherings were a favourite. She loved playing games, along with canasta and always delighted in a win. She will fondly be remembered by the grandchildren, for her freshly baked cinnamon buns. When she arrived for a visit, it was only a matter of time before the buns were in the oven. Mom was steadfast in her Catholic faith and it gave her strength in her final days. She is now at peace. She will be greatly missed and will live on in our hearts forever. A service will be held at a later date Ruby Pearl (Gunderson) Beaumont August 18, 1937- March 30, 2022 Ruby was born to Joseph and Olga Gunderson, August 18th, 1937 in Kinistino, Saskatchewan. Ruby married Dolever Douglas Beaumont in 1962 on their shared birthday, creating what was known as “Doug and Ruby's Annibirthary”. In 1966, they relocated to Winnipeg, Manitoba to pursue Doug's career as a commercial airline pilot and raise their family for 23 years. After Doug's retirement in 85, they returned to their roots, building a quiet life on the farm, South of Eden, Manitoba. In 2017, Ruby left her beloved farm and returned to Saskatchewan. She spent her final years, supported by family in Kipling, Saskatchewan. Ruby is survived by 3 children: Brian ( Amanda) of Yuma, Arizona ; Mark of Winnipeg, Manitoba; Joanne of Kipling, Saskatchewan. She left a legacy with 7 grandchildren: Hannah, Liam, Emily (Brian): Michael (Mark); Shastan, Summer, Trevor (Joanne) and three great-grandchildren; Everleigh, Emma (Summer); Greyson (Trevor) Ruby was predeceased by her husband in 2008; father in 62; her mother in 76 and her brother and only sibling, Orval in 2000. Ruby's faith in the Lord Jesus carried her through many challenges and the family has comfort knowing she is at peace with Him. Ruby will be laid to rest in Neepawa, Thursday August 18th at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kipling, Saskatchewan Integrated Health Centre. White’s Funeral Home Neepawa, MB • 204-476-2848


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• 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

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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Esnagi

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Office Administrator (1 Year Term) Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation

Competition: #2022-23-03 Location: Neepawa, Manitoba

Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) has an exciting opportunity for you to be a part of a team that values building relationships, enables change, and supports the agriculture industry in Manitoba. Come join our team as we offer an engaging work environment, competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package (including pension plan), and we encourage a healthy work-life balance. Under the direction of the Client Service Manager, the Office Administrator is responsible for clerical and administrative functions in support of MASC and Manitoba Agriculture and Resources Development programs in a service centre. This position also provides client intake in support of the Client Service Representative. MASC values innovation, excellence, collaboration, and accountability. We strive to enhance existing products and develop new products, transform service delivery to enrich the client experience, pursue customer driven organizational change, and maximize performance, engagement, and development of all employees. MASC has five core competencies: communication, decision making, initiative & innovation, leadership, and organization. Competencies relate to every position at MASC and along with the technical requirements, are included in the qualifications for all positions at MASC. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS • A certificate in a related discipline or a combination of education and related office experience may be considered. • Experience performing clerical/administrative support duties including reception related duties, processing cheques, preparing bank deposits, tracking and distribution of documents, and file maintenance. • Experience in data entry and processing correspondence. • Experience interpreting and explaining programs, policies, procedures, and regulations. • Ability to provide customer service. • Ability to maintain accuracy and pay attention to detail. • Ability to maintain confidentiality. • Experience using Microsoft Office 365 (SharePoint, OneDrive, Excel, Word, Outlook) in a cloud-based environment. • General knowledge of the agriculture industry. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Experience in agriculture is an asset. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada. • Must possess a valid driver’s licence, access to a vehicle, and the ability to travel within the Province of Manitoba. APPLY This position has a salary range of $41,212 – 47,283 per annum. Interested candidates are requested to send their résumé and cover letter, marked Confidential, no later than Tuesday April 26, 2022 to:

MASC - Human Resources Unit 100 – 1525 First Street S. Brandon MB R7A 7A1 Email: hr@masc.mb.ca We believe diversity strengthens our ability to provide excellent customer service in a positive work environment. We encourage all to apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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FOR SALE BY TENDER Lot 2, Block 1, Plan 543 Civic address of #51 Isabel Avenue In the village of Kelwood Roll # 40700 The Council of the R. M. of Rosedale is accepting bids for the purchase of the lots listed above in the Village of Kelwood. • Building construction must commence within one year of purchase of property. • The successful bidder is required to have all permits (building) in place with the Neepawa & Area Planning District prior to the work commencing • Purchaser to pay all legal and transfer costs.

Health

The Franklin Memorial Hall Committee

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

MUNICIPALITY OF WESTLAKE-GLADSTONE is requesting quotes for the

construction of a new pool building/changerooms The complete request for quotes including scope of work and drawings can be found on the Municipal website www.westlake-gladstone.ca or by emailing info@westlake-gladstone.ca. Quotes will be accepted until May 17th, 2022 @ 12:00 noon. Quotes must be mailed or dropped off in a sealed envelope at the Municipal Office located at 14 Dennis Street in Gladstone, MB. Email tenders will not be accepted. Quotes will be opened and awarded on May 18th at 10 am at the regular meeting of council. Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone Box 150 Gladstone, MB ROJ 0T0 (204)385-2332 info@westlake-gladstone.ca

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Please contact the municipal office at 204-476-5414 or email rosedale@mts.net for more information. The R.M. of Rosedale must receive written bids by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Highest or any bid not necessarily accepted. Tenders must be submitted to: R.M. of Rosedale Box 100, Neepawa, MB. R0J 1H0

Help Wanted Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Municipality of Glenella – Lansdowne is accepting applications for Summer Student Positions.

1. Green Team Summer Student Positions in both Glenella & Arden

The successful applicants will be responsible for the following: • Cut grass using both riding mower and push mower • Maintain green spaces on larger properties • Control spread of weeds using weed trimmer • Paint exterior of public facility or outdoor public areas • Watering plants • Maintenance of public facilities • Updating cemetery records • Rain day activities could include interior painting, facility maintenance • Other special projects that may arise These are seasonal positions to start beginning of June and finish end of August. The successful applicants will be between the ages of 16 and 24 and be able to physically perform the duties as assigned. Class 5 license is preferred.

2. Public Works Summer Student Term Position in the Municipality

The successful applicant will be responsible to assist the public works department to assess and record the condition of rural roads and culverts in the Municipality, including GPS and mapping of each culvert, as well as any other special project that may arise. This is a seasonal position to start in May and finish end of August. The successful applicant should be from a rural background, must have a Class 5 drivers license and own transportation. This would be perfect for a university student or a recent grade 12 graduate looking for summer employment. Interested applicants may submit a resume with references indicating which position they are applying for by 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne PO Box 10 Glenella, MB R0J 0V0 Email: rmofglen@inetlink.ca We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Help Wanted

Rolling River School Division is accepting applications for a

School Bus Driver

Daily Regular Route - RAPID CITY AREA • Part-time, split shift (before and after school hours) • 10-month position (September to June on school days) • Benefit plans apply • Training can be provided Spare Bus Drivers in the following areas: FORREST/DOUGLAS • RIVERS • RAPID CITY MINNEDOSA • ERICKSON Qualifications Required: • Valid Province of Manitoba Class 2 Driver’s License (training provided) • Valid Province of Manitoba School Bus Operator’s Certificate (training provided) • Good driving record • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers and administration • Ability to take initiative and work unsupervised • Ability to work as effectively with others as a member of a team • Ability to problem-solve Preferred: • Completion of Grade 12 • A working knowledge of basic vehicle mechanics The Division will train suitable candidates without the stated training to enable them to obtain a Class 2 Drivers license and a School Bus Operators Certificate. Must work well independently, be flexible, adjust to changing work assignments and deal with and maintain confidential information. Successful applicants are subject to Criminal Record, Child Abuse Registry and Driver Abstract checks. For further information please contact Cam Woodcock, Transportation Supervisor at 867-2754 Ext. 235 Applications will be reviewed on Friday April 29, 2022 and accepted until the positions are filled. Applicants are requested to submit a covering letter with a comprehensive resume, addressing the stated qualifications and naming three work related references to: Sarah Woychyshyn Administrative Assistant, Human Resources Rolling River School Division P.O. Box 1170 Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Phone: 867-2754 Fax: 867-2037 E-Mail: swoychyshyn@rrsd.mb.ca The Rolling River School Division thanks all applicants for their interest. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Rolling River School Division welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process. Disability accommodations available upon request.

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Classifieds Help Wanted Tanner’s Crossing Planning District is accepting applications for

Building Inspector/ Development Officer Summary We are seeking a Building Inspector/ Development Officer to join our team. This a 32 hour per week part time position working 8 hours a day Tuesday to Friday. The hours and days are flexible. Responsibilities • Review Development Proposals to determine compliance with the Development Plan, Zoning ByLaws, Building By-Laws and By-Laws of the individual partners on the TCPD. • Review building plans for conformity with requirements of the Manitoba Building Code, Plumbing Code, Building By-Law or any other relevant by-law or regulations. • Issue permits such as building, plumbing, moving, occupancy, stop work orders, etc. • Perform necessary inspections to ensure compliance with the Manitoba Building Code (building, occupancy and plumbing) and maintain inspection reports. • Monitor and enforce building and zoning by-laws for the respective municipalities. • Assess and resolve Planning issues. • Review and process subdivision applications. Education Requirements • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent. • Manitoba Building Officials Association certification or willing and capable of obtaining building inspector certification. • Building Construction trades certificate or equivalent years of experience. Skills, Abilities and other Requirements • Knowledge of building construction and materials, related building codes and legislation. • Able to meet deadlines • Maintain confidentiality • Function well under pressure • Knowledge of Development Plan, Zoning By-Laws, The Planning Act, The Municipal Act and FIPPA would be an asset • Valid Class 5 Drivers License Interested Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and wage expectation by April 29, 2022 at 4:00 pm to: Tanner’s Crossing Planning District 2nd Floor, Civic Centre, 103 Main Street South Box 1072, Minnedosa, MB. Canada R0J 1E0 204-867-2364 • tcpd@mymts.net

Notice RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF ROSEDALE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 2022 FINANCIAL PLAN

Public Notice is hereby given pursuant to subsection 162(2) of the Municipal Act, that the Council of the Rural Municipality of Rosedale intends to present its financial plan for the fiscal year 2022 at a public hearing: April 29th, 2022 at 1:30 PM Second Floor - Beautiful Plains County Court Building 282 Hamilton Street, Neepawa Copies of the proposed financial plan and additional information can be viewed online at www.rmrosedale.com or upon request from the municipal office located at 282 Hamilton Street, during regular business hours. Questions and comments may also be directed by letter to the Chief Administrative Officer or by email to rosedale@mts.net. Dated this 8th day of April, 2022 Kara Sylvester, C.M.M.A. Chief Administrative Officer Rural Municipality of Rosedale

PUBLIC NOTICE Canadian Navigable Waters Act The Town of Neepawa hereby gives notice that an application has been made to the Minister of Transport, pursuant to the Canadian Navigable Waters Act for approval of the work described herein and its site and plans. Pursuant to paragraph 7(2) of the said Act, The Town of Neepawa has deposited with the Minister of Transport, on the on-line Common Project Search Registry (http://cps.canada.ca/) and under registry number 5435, a description of the following work, its site, and plans: • Water control structure (dam and spillway) in, on, over, under through or across Stony Creek (a non-scheduled waterway) as part of former Park Lake Reservoir at the Town of Neepawa in Northwest Section 28, Township 14, Range 15W (Parcels A, B, and C, Plan 6568 NLTO), Northeast Section 28, Township 14, Range 15W (part Plan 348 NLTO), and Southwest Section 28, Township 14, Range 15W (Parcel A, Plan 35613 NLTO) Comments regarding the effect of this work on marine navigation can be sent through the Common Project Search site mentioned above under the Comment section (search by the above referenced number) or if you do not have access to the internet, by sending your comments directly to: Navigation Protection Program – Transport Canada 344 Edmonton Street Winnipeg, MB R3C 0P6 Transport Canada (TC) will not make your comments on a project available to the public on the online public registry. However, any information related to a work is considered as unclassified public record and could be accessible upon legal request. As such, the information and records provided should not contain confidential or sensitive information. If you want to provide confidential or sensitive information that you think should not be made public, please contact TC before submitting it. However, comments will be considered only if they are in writing (electronic means preferable) and are received not later than 30 days after the publication of last notice. Although all comments conforming to the above will be considered, no individual response will be sent. Posted at the Town of Neepawa, Manitoba this 8th day of April 2022. ……………………………………………………………… Colleen Synchyshyn, CAO

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elcome to Neepawa

PHOTOS COURTESY OF EOIN DEVEREUX, KIRA PATERSON AND DIANE WARNER

(Above picture) Linebacker Shayne Gauthier of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers gets a picture with fans along side of the Grey Cup on Friday, Apr. 8. Gauthier and the Cup spent the entire day in Neepawa, meeting with mayor Blake McCutcheon (Above right picture) and as one of the guest speakers at the Annual Sports Dinner & Auction. The cup also made an appearance at several local schools during the day.

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Several staff and representatives of the Town of Neepawa got their picture with Gauthier and the Grey Cup in front of the County Court House building.

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20 NEEPAWA BANNER & PRESS APRIL 15, 2022

Maple syrup festival makes a return

PHOTOS BY CHRISTINE WADDELL

Pictured left: Families gathered around the campfire to roast their bannock on a stick, proving that simplicity can be a winner at the 2022 Manitoba maple syrup festival in McCreary on Apr. 9. A thousand trees were tapped and 1,800 buckets dotted the surrounding bush, as seen in the background. Pictured right: Mmm mmm good! The expression on the taffy test tasters’ faces tell the tale. The sap boiled down from 40 to one and then gently cooked to soft candy stage. The candy syrup is poured onto a clean bed of snow, twirled on a stick and then savoured for too short a time. All part of the admission price at the Manitoba Maple Syrup Festival.

By Ken Waddell Neepawa Banner & Press The Manitoba Maple Syrup Festival had a sweet return to McCreary on Apr. 8 and 9. A $20 wristband provided a range of fun (and tasty) items for Festival

visitors. In addition, a visitor could feast on pancakes and of course maple syrup, a maple chili lunch, a supper and for the sweet tooth there was the famous maple sugar candy on a stick. There are several maple syrup producers at Mc-

Creary. Bob Gass’s sugar bush with over 1000 trees being tapped to collect the sticky sweet sap is the largest one. Three teams of horses pulling wagons ferried people out from the McCreary Golf Course to the sugar bush. Tours were

offered and old and young alike took turns to bake bannock on a stick. The bannock tradition is an ancient one dating back to First Nations, Metis and fur traders. In addition there was a craft and food market in the hall, there was entertain-

ment at various times on Saturday, a petting farm and a dance in the evening. Friday evening their was an outdoor movie. The cool windy weather may have chilled the outdoor activities a bit but the warmth of the bannock fire

and the warm hospitality at McCreary shone through to make for a great day. Last year’s festival was more of a virtual event due to COVID-19 restrictions but this year was a triumphant return to an in-person event.

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