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7th annual ‘What’s the Big Idea?’ returns to Neepawa By Destiny Maki

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Returning for its 7th annual edition, ‘What’s the Big Idea’ will be held in Neepawa at the Royal Canadian Legion #23 on Thursday, Oct. 13. “If you want to launch your business, W hat’s Big the Idea? gives you the tools for a strong start. Big Idea is open to the public and gives you the opportunity to see new businesses that will be providing goods and services in our region.” said Marilyn Crewe, EDO for Town of Neepawa. This is a g reat opportunity for Westman entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas, win awards to help them with their start up, and meet like-minded people and build connections. Created as a “Dragons Den” style event, entrepreneurs are encouraged to come up with their best pitch to present to a panel of judges and before the public. This is an opportunity to create awareness of possible future local businesses and for the public to support local.


Pictured above are scenes from the 2021 What’s the Big Idea? event. Above left: Meaghan Peters showcases her art work. Top right: Christine Saavedra spoke about the success about her bubble tea truck. Bottom right: Matthew Cooper pitched his 262 Meats butchering business.

B eg i n n i ng i n 2015, the Big Idea event has awarded a total of $57,800 towards the launching and expansion of 39 different businesses t hroughout West man. A long w it h the monetar y support, the Neepawa Economic Development prov ides information and assists

entrepreneurs by offering coaching and business planning in order to prepare for this event. Many of these businesses have succeeded in offering products on local, provincial, and national levels. They have been generously sponsored by local municipalities, or-

ganizations and businesses which believe in supporting entrepreneurship. If you want to launch your business, What’s Big the Idea? gives you the tools for a strong start. Big Idea is open to the public and gives you the


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entrepreneurial topics. The speakers consist of the event sponsors, business owners and some of last years’ winners. The attending sponsors include World Trade Centre (Winnipeg), Women’s Enterprise Centre, Futurpreneur, and the Town of Neepawa. There will be an entrepreneur trade show set up to showcase each of the presenters’ businesses that they will be pitching in the afternoon. The presentations will take place in the Pitching Parlour, where each speaker will have 10 minutes to present and five minutes to answer judge’s questions. The awards will be handed out at the end of the event. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to register before the deadline of Oct. 6. This is a free event and open to the public. Lunch and coffee will be provided and all are welcome. If you would like more information about participating in the event, contact Marilyn Crewe Ec.D. at

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Community choir returning to Neepawa

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The Neepawa arts scene is about to get even more musical this fall. Some local volunteers are currently working on getting the Neepawa Area Community Choir ( NACC) started up again after it d isappeared due to COVID-19. Blair Chapman, Susan Salmon and Pat Martin have collaborated to get the choir up and running again, with Chapman and Salmon as co-conductors. The plan is for the choir to meet Wednesday evenings, starting in October, at Neepawa Area Collegiate (NACI). Salmon and Chapman are encouraging anyone who’d like to give it a try to come out for the first month, with no obligation to stay if they find it’s not for them. “October is kind of a ‘come and give us a try’ month. You’re not committing for the year, just come to a couple of practices and hopefully we can set the hook and you won’t want to leave,” Chapman expressed. Both emphasized that they would love to see member s who were a part of the choir before, but they’d also like to see some new faces in the group, even if they have no previous experience singing in a choir. “We would love anyone that would love to sing,” shared Salmon. “I honestly believe that you can make beautiful music with anyone that loves to sing.” Chapman also extended a invitation to any previ-


Neepawa Area Community Choir co-conductors Susan Salmon (left) and Blair Chapman (right) are well prepared for the choir’s return. The choir had been on a few years’ hiatus due to COVID-19.

ous chorale members from NACI to consider joining the community choir. Martin added that this community is very fortunate to have programs like NACC. “I feel we are truly privileged in this community as we have a variety of opportunities where we can come toget her to sing and share our love of choral music, whether it is through one of the church choirs, Choralliers or Neepawa Area Community Choir,” she expressed. “ This only happens because of the dedication of those who agree to share their talent, time and musical leadership to direct the choirs in our community. A big thank you to all the choral directors in our commun-

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ity who make choral music happen!” Experienced conductors Salmon and Chapman bot h have ex per ience teaching music. Salmon t aught music at bot h schools in Gladstone for 32 years, having just retired at the end of the last school year. She has also run an adult choir through her church for many years. Salmon was also singing in the community choir for a couple of years before it was forced to dissolve. Chapman had been a teacher at NACI for about 30 years, teaching English and the Chorale course. He has also been involved

in 18 of the bi-annual Major Production musicals at the high school. Chapman has also recently retired from being a full time teacher, but is still the chorale teacher at the high school. Chapman has accompanied choirs in the past, on piano, including accompaniment to the NACC for a few years before the pandemic stopped them from meeting. Carolyn Durston had been the most recent conductor of NACC before the pandemic, but she had decided that it was time to take a step back, as she has been involved in many other musical groups throughout the years. The retirement of

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Salmon and Chapman is what made it possible for them to take on this new project. Salmon noted that Durston had asked her a few years ago if she’d be interested in conducting the choir. “I said it wouldn’t be until I do retire, because school is very busy,” stated Salmon. “And so I have always had it in the back of my mind, since then.” “It’s the same for me,” Chapman said. “When you’re working full time with a choir and musicals and a course load... and all that stuff, it just feels like

History of NACC The NACC originally formed in 2013, conducted by Sangmyoung Kim and accompanied by Sunwha Her. These two, originally from Korea, led the choir until December of 2016, at which time Durston took over to ensure the continuation of the group, assisted by Chapman. The choir kept on singing right up until 2020, when COV I D -19 shut down all types of gatherings. Now that pandemic restrictions have lifted, Salmon, Chapman and Martin all agreed it’s the time to get things going again. The choir has always been open to both men and women, and community members from Neepawa and surrounding areas, i nclud i ng M i nnedosa, Arden and Eden. Anyone interested in joining the choir can contact Chapman (204-476-2359), Salmon (204-368-2375) or Martin (204-966 -3832) for more information.

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ierre Poilievre won the leadership contest in overwhelming fashion. He won 330 of the 338 seats across Canada. He won 70 per cent of the popular vote. His outstanding win shows that the Conservative party of Canada is very much ready for a change in how we do government. I believe that many Canadians agree that governments need to back off in a lot of areas. I have been pondering some areas where we perhaps need to ask why governments do what they do. Although it is a provincial, not federal, area, why do governments register marriages? I can see that church or faith based organizations might want to record marriages, but why does government have to do that? Why do governments license marriage commissioners, priests and ministers? Any two people who wish to form a legal marriage can do so simply by living as a couple for six months. I am not hard set on the government registering marriages issue, but it seems like a waste of government time and resources. In Poilievre’s victory speech, he issued a very catching phrase saying that Canadians don’t need the government to run their lives, they need a government who can run a passport office. He could have added to the list by including the immigration office, which is reported to be hundreds of thousands of applications behind. Canada Health is f loundering in messaging and methodology. Why do we have provincial and federal food inspectors? Why can we not fix food inspection regulations so we can export food from province to province? Some would even argue why we need two levels in Agricultural departments, but perhaps that’s a neepawa

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very much scale down, the CRTC as well. Hundreds of people work at the CRTC, deciding who can and cannot broadcast on radio, TV and internet, as well as what they can broadcast. It’s expensive censorship at best and a waste of time and effort at most. Governments should only do for its citizens what they can’t do for themselves, such as military and national

In Poilievre’s victory speech, he issued a very catching phrase, saying that Canadians don’t need the government to run their lives, they need a government who can run a passport office.

It’s a small thing, but why do we have to put down sex or gender on forms and surveys? If it doesn’t matter if you are female or male or another designation, why does it have to be asked on forms and surveys? Speaking of surveys, and no insult meant to anyone, but do we really need to have Statistics Canada? If a company or government department wants to know something, perhaps they could hire a private polling firm to find out what they need to know. Pierre Poilievre is calling for smaller government and I agree. I personally believe we should sell the CBC and have constantly said so. I think a strong case could be made to eliminate, or

defence, homeland security, policing, tax collection and international diplomacy. A case can be made for a food inspection system, but many government activities could be scaled back. As Pierre says, smaller governments make for bigger citizens. It will be an interesting ride over the next two years as the Trudeau Liberals try to escape the wave of opposition headed up and represented by Poilievre. The people have spoken loudly, with both a protest and a warning. 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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aving extra time to sit and think, my thoughts went back to some of the very basic lessons that my dad taught, instilled and enforced in me. Some are farm lessons, some life lessons and some faith lessons. Most of them serve me well. Not having brothers, I was the outside daughter. Thankfully! I learned how to roll down the lip of a gunny sack to facilitate the movement of grain or chop from pile to sack. It was such a simple thing and made the task easier and tidier. This led to learning how to quick tie the filled bag, with the knot that could be released with one tug. As my abilities increased, I was the one wielding the shovel and there was a skill to that as well. Filling the gunny sacks was short regular dig, lift and deposit movements. Using the shovel or pitch fork for moving manure required a slightly different set of movements. Dig, lift, and throw, with a particular upward thrust that sent the manure soaring to land on the pile or stone boat. I don’t use these skills often these days, but have not forgotten any of them! Life lessons were taught by word and example. Keep your word. If you say you are going to do something, then do it. Keep learning, always. Dad returned to high school and then on to university as an adult. He attended the same school as my sisters and I did. He was encouraged by the acting principle to get his final subject for graduation requirements, so he came to school for his classes only. After that, it was one year full time university, teaching positions and continuing education in summer school and evening classes. Dad was a veracious reader; history, poetry, world news and some westerns. Always learning, always open to ideas, not always embracing them. I like to think that his example for life learning is a legacy I embrace. The last course I completed coincided with my 70th birthday. The faith lessons that I learned from my dad are the ones that sustain me daily. These too, were taught with words and deeds. He was a lay preacher, a Sunday school teacher, a deacon and a wise man. With his ability to speak publicly with ease, with his store of life lessons and his depth of knowledge and understanding of the scriptures, dad needed very little prep time to offer insightful and encouraging reflections. For much of my life, I was reluctant to be comfortable with illness or death. I didn’t like the smell of the hospital, I didn’t like to think of the loss of a loved one. Dad took a very long time to die – the long good-bye. The disease that robbed him of his mobility also robbed him of his memory and awareness. As my family and I sat with him, he showed me that death is simply stepping through a portal, a passing through that valley of the shadow of death. This lesson has had the most lasting effect on me, and my life choices. Sharing this portion of his life journey has dispelled my fears. Thanks, again, Dad.


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rade 7 Physical Education. Yippee! This is where we separate the athletes (of which there were several in my Grade 7 class) from those whose middle name is “Clutz” (of which I was one). Spoiler alert– my grades in PE were not all that impressive. Our PE teacher focused on the basics. Every class started with calisthenics– 15 minutes of them. From then on, we were introduced to such wonderful skills as rope climbing, tumbling, vaulting, working on parallel bars and standing on our heads. In the spring and fall, we enjoyed outdoor sports. In the winter, we tried to develop skills in volleyball and basketball. Everything we did (or didn’t do) contributed to our final grade. My PE grade was not that great. In rope climbing, I made it to the ceiling of the gym and back to the ground safely. I completed the challenge on the parallel bars. My time for the 100 yard dash was in the bottom 10 per cent. Standing on my

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Neil Strohschein head? That happened once, which was not a surprise. I have a hard enough time standing on my feet. Of the five shots we needed to complete to get a perfect score in basketball skills, I got one. And in tumbling, I landed on my head and pulled some muscles in my neck. Fortunately, the blow was cushioned by a 4-inch foam mat and no further injuries were sustained. Now, if they had given out grades for slinging bales, forking manure from smelly hog pens and cattle gutters, milking cows, shoveling grain, picking rocks, fixing fences or hauling grain from the combine in a 1947 2-ton Mercury farm truck, I would have been given perfect scores. By the time I reached Grade 7, I could do those things quite well.

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This experience, along with many others just like it, taught me the third Most Valuable Lesson I learned during my years in public school: “No one of us can be all things to all people; and no one of us can do everything. Each of us has great personal strengths. Each of us also has glaring personal weaknesses.” During our years in public school, we learn to work with others as a team. We use our strengths to compensate for the weaknesses of others; and we allow others to use their strengths to compensate for our weaknesses. We learn to lead in the areas where we are strong, and to follow the lead of others in the areas where we are weak. By working together and looking out for each other,

we are able to accomplish far more as a team than any one of us could ever hope to accomplish on our own. Of all the life skills we learn in public school, team building and teamwork are, by far, the most important. Learning these skills helps us build friendships that last a lifetime, marriages that get better with age, thriving businesses, influential service clubs, and churches that consistently provide hope, help and healing to all who seek their aid. There will be challenges to face. There always are. Every human relationship has its times of tension. Even the best of friends will exchange harsh words from time to time. Employers and employees will disagree on many things. Strong teams are not afraid of problems. They see them as opportunities to learn from each other and devise means of overcoming their problems. Their struggles make them stronger than ever; thanks to the team building and teamwork skills they learned in public school.

Addy Oberlin is taking some holidays for the next few weeks, so she will be taking a break from writing her Observation articles for the time being.

Old books, old heresies, old theologians and old questions


uring my study of some older Christian documents and papers, I was reading about a man named Paulinias, who was writing and studying the Christian faith in 350-380 CE. For a frame of reference, this was after the first council of Nicaea, which was in 325 CE, but prior to the second, which was in 787 CE. The purpose of these councils was to address heresies and segregation in the church. During this time in between the two councils, there was a large discussion on the “Original Sin,” whether or not because of Adam’s sin we have all sinned or because Adam sinned he introduced sin into the world. With what Paulinias had read of the collected letters

Blowing the dust off Joel Asselstine of the Disciples, which at that time were all separate books as the Latin Vulgate wasn’t around till 387 CE. In his collection, the works of Paul, and in particular Romans 5:12, which in today’s language reads: “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, in this way death spread to all men, because all sinned.” But what is interesting is in the letters that Paulinias had the last line was different. If translated from Latin to English, it read “in this

way sin spreads to all men, because all die.” This is the epicenter for Paulinias’s work as he concludes that sin and death are not different entities, they are one and the same. That the “Original Sin” was in fact the original death, the death of innocence, and the death of humanity. He goes on to write that sin is just the death of the principles that God holds, death of innocence is guilt, honesty– lies, love– hate, and so on. In short, Death is sin, Sin

is Death. All things die, all things sin. 400 years later, most of his works were considered heretical and the Catholic church, as well as most Jewish communities, would burn the majority of the reproduction of his works ever made. But I still find it interesting to read and get an understanding of the faith from men and woman from this time period. These people were asking the same questions that we are today. Joel Asselstine is a resident of Neepawa who is passionate about old books and theolog y. In the words of Mike Winger, “I’m charismatic with a seatbelt”. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this column are the writer’s personal views and is not to be taken as being the view of the Banner & Press staff.



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A little better than three weeks ago, I had a really bad fall outside the RCMP station. Norm went in to ask for help to get me up, and Sandra from Studio One came running over, as she had seen me fall. Sandra and our new officer checked me out and prepared to help me stand with a young Filipino man bracing my feet so I didn’t slip. They checked to find out how best to lift me. With my feet braced– my walker removed, Sandra and our new mountie lifted me onto my feet. Once I was steady, Sandra brought a towel to wrap my arm to contain the blood until I got to the hospital. Once there, the nurse cleaned the wound with an antiseptic rinse and bandaged my arm, with padding and gauze so I was ready to wait for the doctor’s arrival. The speed at which this all happened still thrills me. The care taken by everyone who helped me that day has helped me begin a smooth recovery period. I still have a ways to go, but thanks to everyone that day, I’m on my way to recovery. I feel really blessed. Bernice Campbell Note: The above was submitted as a “Thumbs Up”, however, we have a limit of 100 words on our Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down submissions, so it is being published as a letter.

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Thumbs up, thumbs down “Thumbs up” for Blake and the Four Fathers– get that pool renovation done, after all, winter’s coming! And we are used to the disgusting mess the streets are in. Well done, spend your paycheques wisely. Bob Sparrow I would like to thank the gentleman who was ahead of me at the Tim Hortons drive-thru on Tuesday, Sept. 6 around 3:20 pm, who just paid for my order as a random act of kindness. You made my day. Thank you! Catherine Sage Calgary, AB Would you like to send a thumbs up or thumbs down to an individual or group in the community? Please send it our way. Submissions must include a name and must be under 100 words. We want to hear from you! In person: 423 Mountain Ave. Neepawa By fax: 204-476-5073 By email:


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Mark Twain said “cauliflower is just a cabbage with a college education” He was not far from actuality, as cauliflower is a member of the cabbage family. Cauliflower, native to the Mediterranean and Asia, was used extensively along with its sister vegetable broccoli. It was introduced to Europe in the 16th century, King Louis XIV of France was hooked on cauliflower and made it very popular in France. King Louis traditionally favoured cauliflower in a sauce comprised of lemon juice, nutmeg, vinegar, butter and salt. In India, it’s cooked with potato and onion to make a rich vegetable curry. “Kounoupidi kapama” is a traditional Greek dish made with cauliflower, onions, tomatoes, cinnamon, garlic, olive oil, salt and black pepper. In Israel, fried cauliflower is a staple in falafel stands. It is one of my favourite vegetables and I like it any way. Try these very easy to make cauliflower recipes and get hooked on it as Louis XIV did.

Roasted cauliflower 1 medium cauliflower 2-3 Tbsp. vegetable or olive oil, for roasting

1/2 tsp. each salt and garlic powder 1/4 tsp. pepper 2-3 Tbsp. Parmesan

Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Break the cauliflower into bite-sized florets or cauliflower slices. Try to keep them the same size. In a bowl, toss cauliflower with oil, salt, garlic powder, pepper and Parmesan and spread evenly onto the baking sheet. Roast for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown and reaches desired crispiness. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Cauliflower curry 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. curry powder 1/2 tsp. ground coriander 1 tsp. cumin 1 head of cauliflower broken into florets 1 red bell pepper, diced

1 398ml can diced tomatoes 1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk 1 Tbsp. lime juice 1 Tbsp. brown sugar 1/3 cup golden raisins salt and pepper 1 cup water or chicken broth 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 4-5 minutes. Add the curry powder, coriander and cumin and sauté for a minute. Add cauliflower, red pepper, diced tomatoes, coconut milk, lime juice, sugar and raisins; bring to boil. Turn down the heat and simmer gently until cauliflower is tender about 15-20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in cilantro, serve.

Cauliflower casserole 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into even sized pieces 3 Tbsp. butter 3 Tbsp. flour 1 1/2 cup milk

1 tsp. onion salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese 1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Cook cauliflower until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Drain out excess water in a colander. Put into a casserole dish and set aside. In a frying pan, melt the butter and then stir in the flour. While stirring constantly, slowly pour in the milk until smooth. Cook on low heat for several minutes until it thickens. Stir in the salt, pepper and Mrs. Dash. Add the Parmesan and 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese. Pour the cheese sauce over the cauliflower. Top with the remaining cheddar cheese. Bake until cheese is bubbly and golden, 20-30 minutes.

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Ensuring a strong marital friendship T he world looks a lot different than 50 years ago. Everything moves at a faster pace, people move at a faster pace. This leaves us with less and less time to connect with our romantic partners. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it, so we must connect with our partners in a different way, from negotiating critical health decisions to budgeting in a freaky economy this leaves us with little time to develop our friendship with our romantic partner. Marital friendship is one of many factors in keeping our relationships healthy, it helps us feel close, build tolerance for difficult periods in the relationship and improves individual self esteem. It also takes intentional effort and, in many cases, careful planning to ensure time is made for one another. Here are some quick tips to go with our quick world to inject some friendship into that relationship! • How do you play with your partner? We need to let go, tap into that inner child and get back to the playground. Well, not literally. Some ideas for romantic playdates could be game nights (board, card or video games), walking, or even throwing a ball together. The idea is to be actively engaged in what you do, physically or mentally. • Do you compliment each other? We have a lot of inner thoughts about our partner, “What a wonderful parent!”, “They’re so handsome” or “Gosh, I just love them so much”. Keep them inner no longer folks! We are quick to compliment early in our relationships but seem to take that appreciation for granted as time goes on. • Do you show interest in

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each other’s lives? Showing interest, affection, amusement, and joy in your partner’s day to day lives, hopes, dreams and ideas brings you closer together and helps to build trust. When your partner speaks to you, it’s important to make that time to fully attend to them. You can show your attention physically by turning your body toward them, making eye contact, and nodding your understanding as you listen. You can show your attention verbally by conveying your understanding if something resonates with you, asking open questions like “Tell me more,” and “What was that like for you?”. • Do you genuinely talk for the purposes of knowing your partner? We talk to discuss finances, we talk to plan for our children, we talk to vent about work but after a period, we assume that we know our partners and we stop asking questions. I recommend a period during

the day (it doesn’t have to be long) to connect and ask deeper questions like, “what is one of your partner’s best childhood experiences?” or “which people do your partner admire most in the world?” Wellness work to do! Tonight, sit down with your partner and tell them three things that you appreciate about them. Want to take your wellness work to the next level? Plan a small block of time each week for a romantic playdate and hold each other accountable for making your marital friendship a priority. Delsie Martin (BA, BSW RSW, MSW candidate) is a masters of social work student with the University of Calgary. References. Gottman, J. M. (1999). The Marriage Clinic: A scientifically-based marital therapy. W. W. Norton & Company.

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Provincial government issues Living inspired in Minnedosa Order In Council Auditor General will examine ‘various Municipalities’

By Casper Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press News of a unique nature was received by Municipalities and town councils within the province last week. On Sept. 6, recommended by the Minister of Finance, an Order In Council (OIC) was issued. The OIC, numbered 343/2022, states that the Auditor General “is requested to examine and audit the operations and the accounts of various Municipalities, including the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone”. Auditor General Act The following points are stated according to the Auditor General Act, C.C.S.M. c. A180: • Special audit on request, 16(1): When requested to do so by the Lieuten-

ant Governor in Council, Minister of Finance, or by resolution of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Auditor General may examine and audit the operations and the accounts of a government organization, recipient of public money or other person or entity that in any way receives, pays or accounts for public money. But the Auditor General is not obliged to do so if he or she is of the opinion that it would interfere with the primary responsibilities of the Auditor General. •Report, 16(2): The Auditor General must report the findings of an audit under this section to the person or body that requested the audit and to the minister responsible for any government organization concerned.

•Report submitted to the Assembly, 16(3): The Auditor General may submit a report of an audit under this section to the Assembly if it is in the public interest to do so, but must allow at least 14 days for the minister responsible for the government organization and the Minister of Finance to review and comment on the report before finalizing it for submission to the Assembly. Background The reasoning provided for the audit within the OIC announcement is that the Department of Finance has been advised via the Department of Municipal Relations of citizen’s concerns in regards to “council governance, financial management, oversight and public accountability

in various Municipalities, including the municipality of WestLake-Gladstone”. As such, the Department of Finance deemed that a special audit of the Municipalities by the Auditor General should be pursued. The extent of the audit was not specified, but will be determined by the Auditor General. This may include considerations into “whether financial and administrative provisions of Acts, regulations, policies and directives have been complied with”. As well, “wether the form and content of financial information documents, including municipal and provincial oversight, is adequate and suitable”.


People were invited to the Minnedosa Beach Pavillion on the evening of Sept. 10 to participate in the It’s Time to Live Inspired event. Watch for the full story in a future edition of the Banner & Press.

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SEPTEMBER 16, 2022

1972: Mystery gravestones discovered at Neepawa residence, cause hubbub within community By Casper Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press

110 years ago, Tuesday, September 17, 1912 Brookdale: It is rumored that some people have adopted a new plan to rush their harvest. Well, the plan may not be very new– that is working seven days a week. Nor do we think under any consideration anything is gained by breaking the law. 100 years ago, Tuesday, September 17, 1922 A suffragette presented herself at the Dundee (Scotland) post office, with a tag attached to her person addressed to the residence where Winston Churchill was a guest and demanded that she be taken there by the parcels post delivery. She was promptly delivered, but rejected. 90 years ago, Friday, September 16, 1932 Riding Mountain: While working with a steam threshing outf it on the farm of Mr. Henderson, Glenallan, on Monday last, Ralph Crandall was badly scalded. He was rushed to the Neepawa hospital, where his condition is considered serious. 80 years ago, Thursday, September 17, 1942 Riding Mountain: Mr. and Mrs. Nels. Buchanan, of Winnipeg, have received word that their son Pte. Mervyn Buchanan, of the Cameron Highlanders, was safe after the Dieppe raid.

on an organized scale, is suspected in this area following the disappearance this summer of at least twenty head of cattle from farms in the Neepawa and Brookdale districts.

50 years ago, Thursday, September 14, 1972 Ray Speiss, excavating a basement for a new home on Boundary Street, in Neepawa, unearthed two gravestones just a few inches below the ground surface. Immediately the story of the discovery of unknown bodies swept through the town like a prairie fire... The mystery deepens when it is discovered the latest date on the tombstones is 1878 and the earliest date of the land being possessed was when it became a homestead of Andrew Baker in 1881, before the town of Neepawa was incorporated. The plot thickens when we observe the names on the tombstones belong to the family of Brown, and yet there is no record of anyone by that name having possessed or lived on the property. The truth is, the property changed hands many times in the early years until it was finally purchased by a chap named Irwin in 1892 when the land was subdivided. He sold the east half to Margaret Jean Irwin in 1907 and she applied for a torrens title in 1927. Sometime in those years, a house was built on it in which a number of families lived at different times. It was later owned by a Mrs. Hawksley and rented as a

revenue house. It was torn down within the last year or so... There is no gruesome story of murder here, but there is a mystery. Who are the Browns? Where did they live? How did the tombstones happen on this property on Boundary Street in Neepawa? Where do these stones really belong if they are to mark the final resting place of one of the pioneers? 40 years ago, Thursday, September 16, 1982 Plans for observing the 50th anniversary of the off icial opening of the Riding Mountain National Park in 1983 are being finalized in the closing stages of the 1982 tourist season of the park. 30 years ago, Tuesday, September 15, 1992 The existence of a popular ski-hill rendezvous located in Big Valley (formerly called “Snake Creek”), became known to me when Mr. Robert McCallum and his wife Gwen from North Vancouver called at our home Aug. 29... In 1938, Robert was involved in helping to establish the ski grounds located in the picturesque Big Valley. The area was appr opr i at e l y n a me d Shangri-La.

(CRASH) says a proposed 84 hour work week for truckers is excessive and puts everybody’s safety at risk…

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70 years ago, Thursday, September 18, 1952 The Neepawa branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce on Monday, Sept. 15 observed the 50th anniversary of the bank in Neepawa… The f irst branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce was established in Neepawa on Sept. 15, 1902 and was located at the corner of Hamilton St. and Mountain Ave., the site of the present Economy Store. 60 years ago, Friday, September 14, 1962 Cattle rustling, perhaps


Two mysterious gravestone were uncovered at a Neepawa residence, located on Boundary Ave., while excavation was being conducted for a new basement in 1972. The first (left) read: “In memory of Janet, beloved daughter of John and Helen Brown, who died Nov. 1, 1850, age three years, seven months and 17 days; also their son, John, who died Aug. 29, 1856, age five months and six days.” The second stone (right) reads: “In memory of David B. Brown, who died Nov. 3, 1865. Age 76 years, a native of Berwickshire, Scotland and his wife, Elizabeth Scott, died July 21, 1878, age 87 years, eight months, four days.”


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‘We had quite the blaze on our hands’


Top left: The blaze as it appeared around when it first started. Top middle: Smoke and fire continued to smoulder as crews (pictured at work on bottom left) tended to it. Top right: The rear of the house, heavily damaged by the fire. Bottom right: Destruction of the building began while firefighters kept their hoses trained on the blaze. This allowed the fire crews to better target the remaining flames and put the fire out for good.

By Eoin Devereux Neepawa Banner & Press A historic home in Neepawa is nothing more than a memory today, after a recent fire devastated the structure. On Friday, Sept. 9, just before 2:00 p.m., Neepawa Fire Department received a call of a blaze that had broken out inside a building on the 200 block of Mill Street. Firefighters arrived to find a portion of house’s nor t h end completely ablaze. Firemen with Neepawa, as well as members with the Minnedosa Fire Department, were able to get control of the fire, though there were a few flare-ups over a period of two plus hours. Town of Neepawa fire chief Yves Guillas said that it appears that there were three people in the home when the fire began, with all of them able to escape the building safely. He has also been told that there were up to 10 people living there, but

he was unable to officially confirm that number before speaking with the Banner & Press. As for the f ire itself, Guillas said subduing it did present a challenge as its location within the structure made battling it at times difficult. Guillas noted that it appears as though the blaze started on the ground floor, but spread to the attic very quickly. The house went up so fast because it was built with what is known as a balloon framing structure. In balloon framing, the studs extend the full height of the building, without any break in the stud. Because of that, the fire was able to spread to the attic at an accelerated rate. “We had quite the blaze on our hands,” Guillas said. Once the members of the fire department were on the scene, Yves estimates it took them about two and a half hours to get the fire fully subdued. Unfortunately, there was nothing salvageable from inside the house

because of the smoke and water damage. An examination of the structure has found that there appear to have been no smoke detectors installed within the home. Guillas wants to remind people of how important smoke detectors are. He added that if the fire department had been alerted to the situation sooner, they might have been able to save most of the house. “Stuff like [smoke detectors] saves your life, I can’t stress that enough,” expressed Guillas. Built in the late 19th century, this building was originally located on the St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church property. It was moved to its current location some time in the 1980s. Though there has been some speculation within the community as to what is responsible for starting the blaze, the official cause of the fire is still under investigation by the fire commissioner.



‘Literally some of the best [contestants] in the world’ Local fundraiser competition draws international participation

By Casper Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press An international contest is getting underway to help a local cause. Organized by Plumas Prairie Initiatives Inc. (PPII), six contestants from different parts of the world will be participating in the Bush Skills Contest. Each contestant will be producing a 20 to 30 minute film on bushcraft skills. Once those videos are received, processed and ready to watch, the video with the most votes will be determined the winner. To watch and vote, people will pay a donation of $10. One third of the money raised will go to the winner, with the remaining two thirds being donated towards the purchase of the Plumas Elementary Play Structure. “It’s just a fun way to raise money for a good cause,” expressed Jack Sellers, secretary for PPII. The six contestants for the Bush Skills contest are:


Plumas Prairie Initiatives Inc.’s latest fundraiser– a bush skills contest– has participants from across the globe. Pictured here is Marc Gana, one of the contestans for the contest. Gana is an adventure manager at Extreme Adventures in Manila, Philippines.

Dan Jones, from Australia; Skeet Lassiter, from the United States of America ( USA); Scott T. Stewart, from the USA; Marc Gana, from the Philippines; Wayne Kullcraven, from

Canada; and Joseph Small, representing Veterans Empowered To Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW). “Wayne was a past cast member of the History Channel show ‘A lone’,

Marc teaches jungle survival in the Philippine jungle, Scott teaches military personnel how to shoot rifles, but is also a tracker instructor and does fire walking as a hobby,” said Sellers. “And

Dan does free-dive spear fishing along the coast of Australia.” Sellers added, “The contestants we have to this contest are literally some of the best in the world.”

In addition to the contestants, two individuals from the Winnipeg film industry are also playing a part in the fundraiser. Cara Denyer, assistant director at Winnipeg Film Industry; and Marc Greene, assistant director at electric Monk Media, will be pitching in by lending their editing skills. “They’ll help put the videos together into one with a front heading,” said Sellers. “Synchronizing the videos to the same format and possibly making a trailer for the bush skill movie.” It is presently hoped that all videos will be ready for viewing in November. Further information on how to donate to watch the videos and vote will be given out closer to that show date. In the meantime, anyone wishing to keep an eye on the Bush Skills Contest are welcome to request to join the private group on social media.

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A final farewell to a Neepawa Lions declare long-serving RCMP officer 50/50 raffle winner



One last farewell was given to former RCMP staff sergeant Mark Morehouse on the evening of Sept. 9. Many came to greet him at the come-and-go social, wishing him luck on his next chapter. Morehouse retired from the force earlier this year and is now acting as bylaw officer in Neepawa as he eases into full retirement.

The Neepawa Lions Club just helped make an area resident a little bit richer last week, while raising funds for one of their local projects. The Lions were running a 50/50 raffle since May to raise money for the restoration of the Stoney Creek School at Riverbend Park. On Sept. 5, they drew the winning ticket, purchased by Stephanie McPherson. A total of $4,430 was raised through the ticket sales, meaning McPherson got to take home $2,215. Lions Club member Terry Smith presented McPherson with her winnings on Friday, Sept. 9.

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SEPTEMBER 16, 2022

Neepawa Titans ready for the games that matter Head coach/GM Ken Pearson looks ahead to start of MJHL regular season

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

The Neepawa Titans are going into the start of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) regular season with lots of potential for success, but also a few very big question marks. Titans head coach and general manager Ken Pearson said the 26 man roster will feature 15 players with previous junior “A” hockey experience. He said the returning players all look as though they took their off-season conditioning very seriously. “They’ve all come back in pretty good shape and competed very well [during training camp]. They all understood what was expected of them coming into training camp and into the start of the season, which is great to see,” stated Pearson. While the pre-season results were not optimal (1-4 record), there were some unfortunate extenuating circumstances. Gavin Renwick, who was expected to be the starting goaltender for the team this year is recovering from an injured ankle. He will likely remain off the ice for a few more weeks. The other goalies in camp had very little experience at this high a level of

game and our pre-season opponents were able to take advantage of that. Pearson said the team is looking at its options and that there will be an experienced goaltender on the roster before the home opener. He did not elaborate at the time of the interview as to who that player may be, but just before the Banner & Press publication deadline, it was confirmed that 18-year-old Mason Lobreau of Brandon has committed to the team. As for the actual drama on the ice, the Titans will start the season on Friday, Sept. 16 against the defending Turnbull Cup Champions, the Dauphin Kings. Pearson said that while Dauphin has lost a few key players from last year’s squad, they’re still a talented and dangerous opponent . “They have lost a few key parts on [defence] and in goal with Carson Cherepak, but I think they they still have a talented returning roster. This team was more than just three or four specific players, so this is going to be a tough start to the season,” stated Pearson. “But we’re still optimistic. After first practice with this group, I like the chemistry I was seeing out there. These players are getting comfortable with the system and I’m looking forward to seeing how things roll throughout the [opening] weekend.”

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NACI Tigers tackling the challenge NGCC Sunflower Young roster adapting quickly to the rigour and rules of the RMFL Ladies Fall Classic results By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

While it’s still very early in the season for the Neepawa A rea Col leg iate Institute (NACI) Tigers football team, head coach Chidi Small is already seeing quite a few positives from his roster. The team has already played a pair of games to start the Rural Manitoba Football League (RMFL) season. The first matchup was a league game in Virden on Friday, Sept. 2, where Neepawa claimed an impressive 42-12 victory. T he second was an exhibition contest against the St. Vital Mustangs Football Club, based out of Winnipeg. In that game, played on Sept. 10 in Neepawa, the Mustangs collected a hard fought 22-14 win. Winning or losing to a

city team like St. Vital, however, d id n’t mean much to Neepawa in terms of the standings. What was more important was the performance and effort that the Tigers put out there on the field. In that aspect, Coach Small said that he’s content with what he has seen so far. “There are still some things that we can improve on, but that comes with the experience of playing the game. So, some of our first year players will learn as we go through the season,” explained Small. As for early season standouts, Small singled out Brody Pollock, Troy Kulbacki, Jason Witlaw and quarterback Ward Brister for their leadership and play out on the field. The next game for NACI will be their regular season home opener on Friday, Sept. 16.


Neepawa Golf & Country Club

The Neepawa Golf & Country Club (NGCC) held its annual Ladies Fall Classic on Saturday, Sept. 10. The results from the day are as follows: Championship Flight 1. Carla Richardson/ Carolyn Learmonth 70; 2. Danielle Bell/Lorilee Harris 71; 3. Judy Prange/Jayne Troop 72; 4. Lindsay Jordan/Erin McCartney 73; 5. Heather Douglas/ Brenda Osmond 74. First Flight 1. Rhonda Williams/ Brenda Linski 83;

2. Stacey Gill/Candace Newton 83; 3. Don na Dowset t/ Karen Palson 83; 4. Marg Patrick/Janice Meadows 84. Second Flight 1. Lynda Lowry/June Clarke 91; 2. Evelyn Beyette/Jean Geisel 91; 3. Kelly Simpson/Heidi Howarth 92; 4. Linda Saunders/Colleen Taylor 92. Thank you to all the ladies that entered and continue to support our events! Hope everyone had a great day

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A tribute to her Majestry Queen Elizabeth II Statement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Statement from Premier Heather Stefanson

For most Canadians, we have known no other Sovereign. Queen Elizabeth II was a constant presence in our lives. Time and again, Her Majesty marked Canada’s modern history. Over the course of 70 years and 23 Royal Tours, Queen Elizabeth II saw this country from coast to coast to coast and was there for our major, historical milestones. She would proclaim ‘it was good to be home’ when returning to her beloved Canada. She was indeed at home here, and Canadians never ceased to return her affection. Her Majesty vowed to devote her life to the service of the Commonwealth and

cial relationship with our province and with Manitobans. Her Majest y v isited Manitoba on six separate occasions. From Her Majesty’s first official visit as Princess Elizabeth in 1951, to her final visit as Queen in 2010, the Queen celebrated Manitoba’s centenary, toured many locations and businesses and made personal connections with thousands of Manitobans. As a young woman, Her Majesty pledged to devote her whole life to service and to show “an unwavering faith, a high courage, and a quiet heart.” The Queen accomplished this and so

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau


It is with the heaviest of hearts that we learned of the passing of Canada’s longestreigning Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

its people. On behalf of all Canadians, I thank Queen Elizabeth II for honouring this vow and for a lifetime of service. Her Majest y’s reig n spanned so many decades – a period when we came into our own as a confident, diverse and forwardlooking country. It is her wisdom, compassion, and warmth that we will always remember and cherish. On behalf of the Government of Canada, I express our heartfelt condolences to members of the Royal Family during this most difficult time.


Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson

I was saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. In 70 years as Queen, Her Majesty developed a spe-

much more. L ead ing w ith determination, commitment, dedication and purpose, Her Majesty showed great strength of mind and character, loyalty, steadfastness and determination. At the same time, the Queen was devoted to her husband and they raised a family that will carry Her Majesty’s legacy forward for decades to come. On behalf of all Manitobans, I extend our sympathies to His Majesty King Charles III and the entire Royal Family.

Statement from Lieutenant-Governor Janice C. Filmon on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


It is with profound sadness that His Honour and I learned of the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. For more than seven decades, Her Majesty had been respected and revered for her steadfast leadership and unwavering commitment and service to the citizens of Manitoba, Canada, and the Commonwealth.

Her Majesty enjoyed a wonderful relationship with all of the people of Manitoba, during her six visits to our province. She spent time in communities large and small throughout our province, making numerous lasting personal connections. From Queen Elizabeth’s first official visit as Princess Elizabeth in 1951 to her

most recent visit as Queen in 2010, she was welcomed with great love and admiration for her service to Canada, and her dedication to serving her subjects around the world with dignity, grace and humility. On behalf of all Mani-

tobans, I of fer hear tfelt sympathies to Her Majest y’s beloved and devoted family, who will carry Her Majesty’s legacy forward with the same loyalty and commitment for many generations to come.

I share with all Canad ians, and the other peoples of the Commonwealth, a great sense of loss on her passing. May Her Majesty rest in peace. Long live the King.

Lieutenant-Governor Janice C. Filmon




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Obituary Hendrik “Henk” Beck

April 6, 1931 – August 29, 2022 Hendrik “Henk” Beck, a loving father to nine children, a jokester and gentle soul, passed at the age of 91 at the Carberry Personal Care Home. Henk was born in The Hague, The Netherlands on April 6, 1931. He was the second youngest of seven children, so it should be no surprise he later had such a large family himself! Growing up, Henk loved soccer and played well into adulthood. In the 1950s, Henk met Paulina, the love of his life. They married in 1957. In 1960, with a dream to provide a better life for their family, they immigrated to Flin Flon with four children in tow. In Canada, they had five more children, including two sets of twins. They moved many times over the years, mainly in northern Manitoba, and settled in Carberry in 1987. Known for his wit, charm and kindness, Henk was always an active member of the communities where he lived. Passionate about sports, he played soccer and coached hockey in northern Manitoba. He was a volunteer fire fighter and a member of the Lions Club for many years and a lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Henk worked as a plumber and gasfitter most of his life, but he also liked to tinker and could fix just about anything. Henk and Paulina were married almost 64 years when Paulina passed away in February, 2021. But their beautiful love story lives on in the memories of their children, who still can picture the two gracing dance floors at community functions – and Henk’s famous moves donning his Dutch wooden shoes, and of course the winters the couple spent in Benidorm, Spain, living out their retirement dreams. A devoted father to Remo, Brigitte, Mary, Henri, Skyler, Paul, Jean, Deanna and Debbie, Henk was an active father who spent time with his kids, from crosscountry skiing, fishing and skidooing to camping trips, and road trips across the country. A hard worker, he instilled strong values in his children, and his motto, was “it’s OK to get angry, but don’t stay that way.” He never harboured grudges and you always knew where you stood with Henk. Anyone who had spent any time at all with Henk knows what a fantastic sense of humour he had. If you ask him how many children he had, he’d count all nine of them on his fingers from oldest to youngest, but you may have gotten a wink and joke. “But I could have a few more I don’t know about.” He loved wine and beer and always asked what a guy had to do to get a cold beer when he was in the care home. Henk will be missed by his nine children and their spouses and his 22 grandchildren (and spouses), and 20 great grandchildren, as well as many relatives in Holland. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Carberry Royal Canadian Legion 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. come and go on October 8, 2022. Interment of Henk and Paulina will take place in the Columbarium in the Carberry Plains Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Carberry Legion is his name. Friends and family are invited to visit Henk’s memorial page at, where memories and condolences may be shared. Arrangements entrusted to Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services.

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Obituary Arnold ‘Bud’ Birch

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October 28, 1941 – September 2, 2022 Peacefully, with his family by Government. During that time, he also served on many his side, Bud passed away at boards, including EVL, HAND, Neepawa & Area Hospital, the Neepawa Hospital. Neepawa & Area Ambulance, Neepawa & Area Handi-Van, He will be lovingly Whitemud Watershed, County Court Building, NADCO and remembered by his wife Judie, the Neepawa Planning District. son Derrick (Pam, Robyn, In 1992 Bud and Judie sold the farm and moved to Kylie, Dillon), daughters Dawn Neepawa in 1993. Bud sat on Town Council and a few and Debra (Eric, Conner, Cooper, committees while also working for John’s Electric and then Ryanne). Brother in law Wayne the RM of Langford. (Tracy, Paula, Bret), brother Jake (Lynn, Kelli, Teri, Trisha) His love of sports continued, but now as a spectator. He and sister Kim (Jacy, Jill, Justin), mother-in-law Viola rarely missed any of his grandchildren’s games, even if it Oswald-Rogers, sister-in-law Jane (John, Cindy, Kristy, meant traveling all across the province. He became the Carissa), brother-in-law Marcel (Marty) (Kristine, Elisha, unofficial ‘Grandpa’ to many of the grandchildren’s teamMcKenna, Bayley). He is also predeceased by his parent mates, too. He would spend entire weekends at the local Ern and Jean, sister, Sandra and brother-in-law, Pieter. rink cheering on the 6 grandchildren, neighbours’ children, Bud was born in Neepawa and raised on the family farm friend’s grandchildren and enjoyed every game. He’d often ¼ mile East of Big Valley near Birnie. He attended school in settle in for the evening catching an Oilers game or curling Big Valley and had many stories to share of his days there. game on TV. Growing up, he loved to play ball with Birnie, which This is also when Bud and Judie began to travel on included many of his Birch cousins, and in the winter he hot holidays and discovered their favourite destination – played hockey and curled. His false teeth were courtesy of Cabarete. Lifelong friendships were formed and both their an unfortunate game in goal. Dominican ‘Familia’ and many Neepawa residents, who Bud worked on the family farm until 1961, when he and also came to be repeat visitors to Cabarete over the next a few cousins moved to Yellowknife where he worked for 25 years, are friendships that always held a very special a winter in the Public Works Department and then another place in his heart. winter at the Discovery Gold Mine. Although he enjoyed In the summer, he loved watching the kids’ and grandkids’ the work, his highlight was playing hockey with the Con ball and then cheering on the Blue Jays on TV. Cougars. The following 2 summers were spent working at Bud was an avid reader, had an amazing memory for the Gold Mine, north of Whitehorse. local history and loved storytelling. He loved country music, Bud returned home and worked for MTS in the Minnedosa/ playing cards, singing & dancing, telling jokes, singing silly Russell area and later, the Winnipeg MTS garage. While songs and dropping one-liners, sometimes just to see who working for MTS in the rural area, he enjoyed many local was paying attention. His delivery often included a wink, a dances and sporting events. It was at one of these dances smirk and a twinkling eye. He had a green thumb and loved in Birnie where he met Judie in 1965. When he was working to garden, possessed a wealth of common sense and could in Winnipeg, he took his barber course and cut hair in fix almost everything. Transcona. Bud and Judie were married on October 7, Bud survived prostate cancer and appreciated all of the 1967. They enjoyed several years living in Transcona where support from the Neepawa Chemo Unit. He was diagnosed Bud cut hair and Judie worked for Air Canada. with IPF and as his health declined, watched the kids play In 1970, Derrick was born and in 1971, they moved hockey via live stream, started making puzzles and always back to the farm in Birnie. Bud and Judie built a new house made time to tell stories. Bud was extremely proud of his children and east of highway 5. Dawn was born in 1972 and Debra in grandchildren, and said that what he was even more proud 1977. Although it was a mixed grain farm, Bud began raising Simmental cattle and Snake Creek Simmentals of are the amazing friends they all have. The family would like to thank Dr. Bookatz and Dr. was founded. Bud was certified in AI and also worked for Poettcker for their research and wonderful care. Special the Big Valley Cattle Co. A highlight of which was hosting a summer hockey school with Bobby Hull and several other thanks also goes to all the nursing staff at the Neepawa NHL greats. He still cut hair twice a week, now in Riding Hospital for their kindness and excellent care. Bud’s funeral service was held on Saturday, September Mountain. Bud still enjoyed curling, the occasional Sports Day of ball 10th at 2:00pm at the Neepawa United-Anglican Church, with Reverend Chad McCharles officiating. and playing hockey with the Big Valley Bulls rec. team. Flowers are gratefully declined, but we ask that a donation Bud’s love of sport carried on to his children and grandchildren. He coached Derrick in both baseball and be made in Bud’s memory to the Neepawa Palliative Care Unit, PO Box 1240, Neepawa MB R0J 1H0. hockey. “How lucky I am to have something that makes Bud was elected to council for the RM of Rosedale in saying goodbye so hard.” 1975. For the next several years, he served as Councillor, White’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Reeve, Director on the UMM and MAUM. Many great friendships were formed during this time in Municipal

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I MIss You I miss you in the morning And when the sunset fades away, The ache within my heart Just will not go away. My heart fills with love for you When I think, how much you cared, As I relive all the happiness And the joy that we both shared. You’re with me every moment And in every move I make, Lie the memories I have of you That I never will forsake. Loved and remembered always, Kim (Yerex)

Obituary Laura Louise Preisentanz (nee Paggett) It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend Laura Louise Preisentanz on September 5, 2022 at St. Boniface Hospital. Laura was born in Winnipeg on April 21, 1953. She was predeceased by her father, Cliff; Fatherin-law Ernie; Mother-in-law Phyllis; and beautiful son, Neil. Laura leaves to mourn her beloved husband, Clare; children, Scott (Leanne), and Krystle (Darrell); grandsons Kiptyn and Evan; mother, Terry; siblings, Lionel (Dawn), Susie, Heather (Bernie), Dale; In-laws, Billy (Dianne), Maureen (Sid), Corine (Otto), Connie-Lou; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Laura was born at the Women’s Pavilion in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Raised by her parents Cliff and Terry Paggett, moving with the Air Force to France, Trenton, ON, and ending up back in Winnipeg, where she graduated from Silver Heights High School. She furthered her education and became a Health Records Technician, which she did until her retirement from Neepawa Hospital in the fall of 2020. Laura was a force, she could light up or take down a room in moments with her infectious laugh and straight to the point personality. She taught us to fear nothing, and not to hold back. Those who knew her well, knew she loved with everything she had, a loyal friend and fierce protector of everyone she cared about. She loved to dance, didn’t matter the music, as long as it had rhythm, she did too! A great light has been dimmed too soon. We are left with broken hearts, many hearts that felt the everlasting love of a woman who didn’t always give what we thought we needed, but gave us everything she had. The family would like to thank Dr. Krishnan and the staff of the ACCU for the care she received. A private family service will be held. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation; 1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, MB, R3P 2T5 Clarkes Funeral Home Gladstone ~ MacGregor in care of arrangements


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Inquiries may be made to Rhonda Dickenson at 204-476-2388. Send application/resume including references by NOON, Thursday, September 22 , 2022 to: Rhonda Dickenson Coordinator of Student Services Beautiful Plains School Division Box 700, Neepawa, MB . R0J 1H0 TEL: (204) 476-2388 • FAX: (204) 476-3606 EMAIL: Only those selected for a short list will be contacted. Others are thanked for their interest now.

Notice PUBLIC NOTICE Canadian Navigable Waters Act The Town of Neepawa hereby gives no�ce that an applica�on has been added 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 (h�p:���) and under registry number 6352, or under the NPP File Number 2022‐607661, a descrip�on of the following work, its site, and plans: • Bridge removal In, on, over, or across the Whitemud River (a non ‐scheduled waterway) at the Town of Neepawa, Manitoba in Northwest Sec�on 34, Township 14, Range 15W, at Parcel A, Plan 37707 (NLTO) from 50°14'8.96"N, 99°26'39.48"W to 50° 14'9.20"N, 99°26'38.97"W Comments regarding the effect of this work on marine naviga�on can be sent through the Common Project Search site men�oned above under the Comment sec�on (search by the above referenced number) or if you do not have access to the internet, by sending your comments directly to: Naviga�on Protec�on Program Transport Canada 344 Edmonton Street Winnipeg, MB R3C 0P6 Transport Canada (TC) will not make your comments on the project available to the public on the online public registry. However, any informa�on related to a work is considered as unclassified public record and could be accessible upon legal request. As such, the informa�on and records provided should not contain confiden�al or sensi�ve informa�on. If you want to provide confiden�al or sensi�ve informa�on that you think should not be made public, please contact TC before submi�ng it. However, comments will be considered only if they are in wri�ng (electronic means preferable) and are received not later than 30 days a�er the publica�on of the last no�ce. Although all comments conforming to the above will be considered, no individual response will be sent. Posted at the Town of Neepawa, Manitoba this 16th day of September, 2022. Colleen Synchyshyn, CAO

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Daily Regular Route Positions • Erickson area • Minnedosa area Permanent positions starting as soon as possible • 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/ONANOLE 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 Monday, September 26, 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 Ext 244 Fax: 867-2037 E-Mail: 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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Tender NOTICE OF TENDER FARMLAND FOR SALE Sealed, written tenders for the lands described below will be sold by: SIMS & COMPANY Barristers & Solicitors Box 460, 76 Main St. S. MINNEDOSA, Manitoba ROJ lEO Attn: Norm Sims, Q.C. Phone: 204-867-2717 Fax:204-867-2434 Email: LAND FOR SALE: Parcel A: NW 1/4 9-15-19, WPM (RM of OAKVIEW) Parcel B: SW 1/4 9-15-19, WPM (RM of OAKVIEW) The Vendor advises that on the ½ section there are 165 cultivated acres, plus 15 acres of hay, with the balance being bush and sloughs. There are no buildings, and the land has not been cropped this year. CONDITIONS OF TENDER: 1. The Vendor makes no representation with respect to the property. 2. Prospective Purchaser(s) shall rely on their own personal inspection and knowledge of the property. 3. Tenders must be for both parcels of land. 4. Written tenders shall be received on or before September 20th, 2022 5PM local time, at the address above. 5. Envelope containing tenders must be marked “TENDER”. 6. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. CONDITIONS OF SALE: 1. Each tender submitted shall be accompanied with 10% of the tender price, payable to SIMS & COMPANY, which shall form the deposit on any successful tender. 2. The balance of any accepted tender shall be paid within 30 days from the date of notification of tender acceptance, or evidence provided that the purchase funds will be available under conditions acceptable to the Vendor. If the balance of the accepted tender is not paid within the set time limit, the deposit may be forfeited as liquidated damages and not as a penalty. 3. There shall be no adjustment for real property taxes. The Purchaser will be responsible for real property taxes from Jan. 2023 on. 4. All land is sold subject to any existing utilities and other caveats or right-of-way agreements registered against title. 5. All mines and minerals, if any, shall be retained by the Vendor. 6. Vendor reserves the right to evaluate and select offers based on the Vendor’s own internal criteria and to accept or reject any offer submitted in Vendor’s sole and absolute discretion. 7. The successful bidder will be required to complete and execute an Offer to Purchase in a form satisfactory to the Vendor. INTERESTED ENQUIRIES CAN BE DIRECTED TO NORM SIMS, Q.C., at the above, or MAXWELL McNABB at 204-867-7770 (cell).


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135 Boundary Street, Neepawa, MB

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Gladstone’s Glory Years: Soudan School class of 1944 Soudan School students and staff from 1944. This photo was featured in an unknown chapter of the Glory Years book series made by the Gladstone Age Press. Back row: Verna Porter, Mac Wishart, J o h n M a y e r s , H a ro l d To n n , B i l l Browning and Miss J. Marr (teacher). Front row: Phyllis Wright, Ted White, Ruby James, Lawrence Tonn, Doreen James. The following note also accompanied the photo: “And, from the printer, apologies to those who may notice their hair parted on the wrong side– the picture was made wrong way about. Sorry. So don’t blame Rev. Moyer.” SUBMITTED PHOTO


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Grand home, former B&B 4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bathroom, Attic Suite, Updated Infrastructure



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Prairie Mountain 204.476.2287 272 Hamilton St. Neepawa EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED

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Riding Mountain. 3 bed, 2 bath mobile with sunroom addition on a spacious acre lot. Huge deck. Lots of room for a garden or to build a garage. $97,500 Make it yours today!

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40 WestPark Place. Lovely 2 bed, 2 bath mobile home. Updated with modern decor and open concept living space. Nicely developed, fenced yard with 2 sheds and deck with gazebo.

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MLS# 202221841

Take a look at this 1,500 sq. ft. character home on a large lot in Arden. This solid 4-bedroom home on a corner lot would be great for a family or someone who wants a bedroom, bathroom & laundry all on the main floor. $164,900 Call today for your tour!

25 Lokier St.

16 Arena AVE

121 Spruce LANE

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243 Hamilton St. Neepawa, Manitoba

Very good street level access building in downtown Neepawa. One of the best retail locations in Neepawa. Reception and retail area, show window exposure to the south. Three private offices and second large, separate work/retail area. Washroom and partial basement. Roof top gas fired Heat/AC unit and supplemental gas furnace in partial basement which has two finished rooms and large fire proof vault. Roof is foam and UV coated. HVAC unit well maintained.

Monthly Operating Costs: Taxes $270, Heat and AC $315/mo, Water $24/mo, Internet $45/mo, Insurance $153/mo.

Price Reduced to $147,000

John Nelson 204-476-6719


Neepawa proceeds with upgrade to Cemetery Database

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Town Council meeting - Sept. 6, 2022 By Eoin Devereux Neepawa Banner & Press It was a fair amount of simple housecleaning for Neepawa Town Council and administration at its first meeting of September. There were a few items of note, however, including: Upgrades to an interactive Cemetery Database have been approved. The Town has been looking at improving the experience of locating a certain gravesite on the Riverside Cemetery grounds. After an extensive review of their options, the Town has decided it will partner with Central Square Technologies, an American based public sector and administrative software company. It will allow the public to easier search the database of cemetery records. Central Square does similar work for all the Cemetery Databases in the City of Winnipeg. The initial investment will be for $16,000, with $3,200 to be spent annually to maintain the system. The cost will be carried by the existing cemetery maintenance reserve. Rezoning near NGCC approved The third and final reading was given and approved for potential development of land just south of the Neepawa Golf & Country Club (NGCC). The Town is altering the land use from agriculture restricted open space zone and agriculture restricted residential zone to a residential multi-unit zone and institutional zone. Earlier this year, several property owners on nearby Broadway Avenue expressed their concerns about the changes. They requested that if the area had to be rezoned, it should be zoned for just single family units (i.e. non-attached family houses). Council chose to proceed with the amendment as it had been originally devised. Water/sewer rate increase Second reading on the increase to the water and sewer rates within Neepawa was approved. The average increase for a residential customer will be around $12 in 2023 and 2024 and a $3 bump in 2025. The average cost for water and sewer in Neepawa even with the increase remains within the average compared to other communities in Manitoba. There have been no changes to the water and sewer rates since 2019.

Miscellaneous Councillor Murray Parrott offered an update on some of the progress that has been recently made at the Beautiful Plains Medical Clinic. He noted that clinic’s south entrance has had a new canopy installed. In the near future, they will also be replacing the roofing on the west side of the building. Parrott also added that thanks to the efforts of the recruitment committee, there will be a new doctor starting their practice within the next few weeks. More information on the new doctor should appear in a future edition of the Banner & Press. Manager of operations Denis Saquet updated council on the work being done on roads throughout the town with a pothole patcher machine. Large portions of Hamilton, Mountain, as well as parts of First Avenue, south of the highway have been done. Because of the amount of work left to do, the contract with the company doing the patchwork was extended a few days. A different contractor has also been brought in due to some work on sewer lining on some pipes on Vivian and Mill Streets, along with Walker Avenue. A storm drain on Whitmore Crescent has also been attended to. The Town continues to wait on its contractor for some planned sidewalk repairs. Discussion on design work continue with consultants for the improvements to the HyLife Back Forty Multi-use Trial Park and the planned upgrades to the Swimming Pool. Mayor and council approved a recent application to the Storefront Improvement Program they had received from Century 21 Westman Realty for $1,122.86 to go towards upgrades. Councillor Parrott inquired about Century 21 receiving money in the amount of $3,153 for upgrades earlier this year. Administration informed them that while this is the second request within the year, it still a combined amount below the $5,000 ceiling for any applications. As with any other applicant to the program, Century 21 Westman Realty must now wait two years before it could reapply. The Storefront program has been in place for several years and covers up to 50 per cent of costs to downtown businesses related to exterior or cosmetic upgrades to their storefronts.


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Samuel, strapping machine, excellent condition, just serviced. $500.

Electric cement mixer in excellent shape, on wheels and very handy to use for smaller jobs. $200.

Recliner lift chair in good shape $75.

1987 Ford E-150 Econoline Van Decor, licensed as a motorhome. 172,000 km and in very good condition, no rust. Will safety for new buyer. Has fold down rear bed that seats three and two bucket seats.Small sink and counter. Electrical plug-in. Interior is very good. V-8, A.T, PW, PL, hitch. New heater and thermostat. Good tires and spare. AC needs replacing. $8,500 OBO.

1949 Chef Fleetline 4 door, no motor but excellent, complete body. Needs floor patching and rocker panels but all chrome, lights and glass solid and in place. Upholstery needs re-done. Asking $1,500


Aurora lights up Neepawa

Neepawa Ladies Auxiliary celebrates 90th anniversary


Michael Cacal caught this brilliant treat from nature on Sept. 4. The aurora borealis lit up Neepawa that night . This photo was taken at Fourth Avenue.


Marie Barron, the deputy district two commander for the Legion Ladies Auxiliary (at centre) presents Neepawa Ladies Auxiliary past presidents Yvonne Ferguson and Jean Jackson with a declaration for the club’s 90th anniversary in the community. A celebration was held on Tuesday, Sept. 13 to commemorate the milestone. Additional pictures and a full story on the Auxiliary will appear in the next edition of the Banner & Press




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