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Friday, November 24, 2023 • Vol.128 No. 17 • Neepawa, Manitoba

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Neepawa’s new school location confirmed! 22 acres of land purchased west of new hospital site

Banner Staff Neepawa Banner & Press While most of Neepawa already had a pretty good guess as to where our new vocational high school was to be located, any uncertainty to that answer was officially removed this week. In an email sent to Divisional staff on Wednesday, Nov. 22, Beautiful Plains School Division superintendent Jason Young conf irmed that an agreement has been reached for the purchase of 22 acres of land adjacent to the new Regional Hospital site. “We wanted to inform our leadership group that we now have a signed contract with the landowners, so although we continue to work through various components (zoning, traffic studies, geo-technical surveys, land surveys, environmental studies, water drainage, etc), we now have an identified piece of land for our future build,” stated Young in the email. The location of the new school has been a huge topic of discussion since it was first announced back in March. Many locals believed that land close to the new hospital site was the likeliest of locations for the facility. The Neepawa project is one of nine new schools that were announced by the Province back in March. It will be a Grade 9 to 12 vocational school and child-care centre within the Beautiful Plains School Division. The plan right now is for the facility to be constructed and operational by Sept, 2027.


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Pictured above: A recent picture taken of the ongoing construction of Neepawa’s new Health Centre. In the near future, even more construction will be happening on Neepawa’s east end, as the new high school will be built just a little west of the hospital.


Hid’ n Hollow not so hidden anymore The Hid’n Hollow store in downtown Neepawa is as interesting as its name implies, but it isn’t hidden any more as its popularity rises. In an interview with the Neepawa Banner & Press, one of the owners of the store, Daryl Critchlow, who runs Hid’n Hollow with his wife Belinda was asked about how he got into business. Critchlow responded “My family has always had a business background, I’ve been constant ly surrounded by and had a keen interest in it.” Critchlow and his wife were the former owners of Chicken Corral, now called Chicken Chef. On a question about the transition from the restaurant to toy store, Critchlow answered “My wife, Belinda, and I took a year off from the restaurant. We wanted (to add in) different ideas for the Neepawa community and the surrounding area. A

kids store and more would be a good change and nice addition to the community, we felt.” Fo r t h e u p c o m i n g Christmas holidays, Hid’n Hollow has been stocking up on its supply of toys along with many other items. The outside of Hid’n Hollow is very colourful, and on a question about it, Critchlow said “We had it painted over the summer when the weather was being cooperative. The same ladies (Katie Martin, Meghan Peters) who painted the inside of the store were also the ones who did it on the outside. They were very wonderful people to work with and did an amazing job.” While this reporter was being shown around the store and its wide range of items, Critchlow’s seemed passionate about the store, and after being asked about it, Critchlow said “I definitely enjoy it here. In general, I love working

around the public, even when I used to own the restaurant. Having interesting conversations and interactions with different individuals, children and their parents is something that I love.” Hid’n Hollow first opened on November 25, 2022. For the upcoming anniversary of the store, Critchlow and his wife are currently planning to have a celebration filled with games, a prize draw, special deals and a toy drive for the Salvation Army. More information about this event can be seen at Hid’n Hollow’s Facebook page.



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NOVEMBER 24, 2023


1973: A fond farewell to a local pastor

By Casper Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press

125 years ago, Saturday, November 19, 1898 Gordon M. Matthews, son of the pioneers of this district died at the residence of R. Dunsmore (where he has made his home for some years past since becoming an invalid) on Thursday morning last. The remains were interred in Neepawa cemetery yesterday, a large number of old settlers attending the funeral, showing their respect for one who bore his full share in the battles of life. One of t he la rgest choppers in the country has been added to the mill plant here. It has six rollers, and is capable of chopping 200 bushels per hour, turning out its product almost as fine as flour. 100 years ago, Tuesday, November 20, 1923 The large number of repairs this past year to waterworks connections indicates inferior materials and workmanship when t he i n s t a l l a t ion w a s made 10 years ago. This is aggravating. But how about the repairs? Is better material being used by more dependable workmen? If not, why not? If we do not learn by costly experience to do better our future is hopeless. 75 years ago, Thursday, November 25, 1948 Full production started again at the Neepawa Salt Plant of the Canadian Industries Ltd. Saturday after the local work had been practically shut down since Sat. midnight, Nov. 13 when the company were unable to get deliveries of coal from the strikebound Estevan area. Coal deliveries are being received and all the workers are now back on the jobs in the Neepawa Salt industry. Wi l l iam Jacks, who recently retired from the C.N.R., was the recipient of a lovely travel bag at a party held in the Birnie Community hall Monday night… Bill Jacks is a veteran of the 1st World War and a

Mason and has served the C.N.R. as a section man for many years. Installation of the 60,000 power line poles required to service the 5,000 farms which are to be provided with electricity under the provincial government’s r ura l elect r if icat ion program for 1948 is now practically completed, according to the monthly report issued by W. D. Fallis, general manager of the Manitoba Power Commission.

50 years ago, Thursday, November 22, 1973 Twelve Neepawa dog owners appeared before Justice of the Peace George Bates on Tuesday of this week and pleaded guilty to harbouring a dog without a license. They each paid fines of $5 and costs. Viola Radford lives in a big white house on the edge of the town of Keyes. It was once a thriving, busy little town, but it is not any more. The elevator has gone, the school has gone, the church has gone, the store has gone. Little remains to remind people of its past prosperity. Shopping is usually done in Gladstone or wherever one happens to be if there is a store handy…

[ Viola Radford] was born in Minnedosa in 1893. Her father was a brakeman on the railroad. The day she was three months old her father was killed in an accident… He was just 24 years of age. There was no mother’s allowance, no welfare, or aid of any kind for those who were in stricken circumstances. Her mother bundled her infant daughter up and went to work for a Mr. Mathews, a farmer at Glendale. It was there that Viola spent her early years. Note: This entry is a portion of the 79th Pioneer of the Beautiful Plains feature written by Len Wenham on Viola (Fawcett) Radford. The full story is too long to share, but Viola Radford would come to live near Keyes in about 1935.

20 years ago, Monday, November 24, 2003 Gladstone’s Northwest Handi-transit Inc. has received a $15,000 grant for the purchase of a new handy van. But a board member says the organization, while grateful for the funding, won’t back down on its fight for funding equity between rural and urban handy transit services.


Rev. and Mrs. George Sears, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Neepawa, were presented with a gift from the Neepawa and District Ministerial Association by Captain Merle Woodley of the Salvation Army on Nov. 14, 1973. A farewell lunch has been held in the Rose Room of the Bamboo that day, as Rev. Sears had accepted a pastorate in Oakview Baptist Church, Winnipeg.

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By Chad Carpenter

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Repair or replace, that is the question


ollowing is a re-do on a column I put out around this time last year when I was asked a pointed question by a person who lives in the region and knows about Neepawa but doesn’t live in the town. The question was, “Neepawa is a progressive town, isn’t it?” I paused with my answer and then offered, “Yes, it is a progressive town, but sometimes reluctantly.” I based that answer on over 50 years of living in Neepawa and the area. For many decades, Neepawa’s population was fairly static around 3,000 people. In the last 10 years it has ramped up to nearly 6,000 and now ranks as the 11th largest town in Manitoba. The growth is the envy of many centres. So why did I say reluctantly? Well, it’s because that is what I have observed. Growth has been accepted but I contend it hasn’t always been sought out.Neepawa’s approach seems more passive than in centres like Morden, Winkler, Steinbach or Niverville. The latter now ranks slightly ahead of Neepawa in terms of population. Winkler established a growth plan many years ago and the town leaders have obviously followed the plan. Numerous investors have come to Neepawa and often noted that there is “no real plan in place”. That has changed but it could be argued there is a lot of progress left to be achieved. Times have changed and for Neepawa, the Springhill Hog Plant built in the late 1980s was the spark that set the growth ablaze. Springhill was, by today’s standard, a modest proposal that grew very slowly until it was sold to HyTek, which became Hylife. Now it employs 1,700 or more people and has seen a huge influx of immigrants to Neepawa. HyLife didn’t grow without a plan by both the company and the Town. Investments in housing and infrastructure have been in the hundreds of millions. The company has been very focused neepawa

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Right in the Centre Ken Waddell and strategic and, in the past few years, the Town has been more focused than in the past. All that said, more strategic planning and infrastructure is needed. The new hospital has been announced. The new firehall is up and functioning. The new police station just opened. The new school is full and then some. As for housing, there are about 200 new housing units (homes and apartments) currently under construction. Neepawa is definitely growing, Much of the growth has come largely from outside investment and influence. HyLife has been almost all outside investment while the town, province and feds have invested heavily in infrastructure. While growth has been pretty good in Neepawa, this observer of 50 plus years sees some major differences between now and 30-40 years ago. The big difference is that in the past, local business decision makers were more plentiful. Neepawa always had five or six machinery dealers and they used to all be locally owned. Now only one is locally owned. Car dealerships tend to be largely influenced by out of town ownership groups. Perhaps the biggest difference is banking decision-makers. Only the credit union makes the larger business decisions locally. All the banks used to do so. Back in the day, farms and businesses could talk to the decision maker locally. Some names that come to mind are Des George at BMO, Gerry Hueston at RBC and Gord Sylvester at

CIBC. It appears the bigger farm and businesses lending decisions are made out of town. Perhaps growth might be faster and more efficient if we had more locals in the bigger businesses ownership chairs and in the banking management chairs. Another area that Neepawa appears to be lagging is in long term planning for recreation. Neepawa is somewhat unique in that the arena, community hall, curling rink and golf course are all owned and operated by local committees. The Town of Neepawa puts minimal dollars into those four facilities compared to other towns. To put it bluntly, the Town of Neepawa and the taxpayers have gotten off pretty cheaply compared to other locations. That all said, it has worked but the day is coming, and may be well past, where major repairs or even replacement will be needed. As far as I know, neither the Town nor the respective committees have a fund or a plan for upgrades or replacement. The Yellowhead Arena is 50 years old, the golf course clubroom is very old and while it works, members long for an upgrade. The curling rink is not as old but needs upgrades as well. The Yellowhead Centre hall portion was built in the 1940s as a warehouse for the former salt company. To replace all the buildings listed would likely be in excess of $40 million. That’s a lot of money so perhaps the committees and the town had better sit down and make a plan. In my view, improvements might better be achieved by upgrades instead of replacement.

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o surprise here, I am an introvert, self-reflecting and self-examining. I am also a storyteller. Makes for an interesting combination. This week I had opportunity to laugh at myself, more than once. One of my policies is to shop at home as much as possible. I appreciate that should any of my purchases need attention, my needs are heard and appreciated. The other morning, as I mentioned, I awoke to the sound of my washing machine spinning, or trying to pump water out of an empty tub. My initial response was to unplug the machine. In the morning I tried, repeatedly, plugging it in, letting it spin, and then stopping it only to try again in a bit. One of my stops that morning included a visit to Orv’s Appliances. I explained my dilemma, admitting that I had done a load of laundry the night before and had not unloaded the machine. With a smile, and a gentle tone, the owner suggested that perhaps I was not a very patient person… if I had allowed the machine to spin for less than fifteen minutes it would have completed its own re-set. The suggestion was that I turn the washing machine on, take the dog for a good walk, and if all was not well when I returned the service repair person would be right over. Imagine my relief when on re-entering my home, the machine was quiet, ready to go! Rather like the time I scoured my laundry room anticipating that the dryer would need repair, only to have the owner of local appliance sales ask a few pertinent questions and send me home with a new knob for the dial. No service call required! Just good humour and helpful advice. When my friend was out from the west coast, we had a fire in the fire pit. I had encouraged her to don a pair of white hunting overalls from the closet, very like the pair we had given her when she helped clean sheds out at the Riding Mountain acreage. The smoky overalls hung in the garage until she was ready to pack up and leave. As she bundled them into her luggage I asked if they were the ones from the closet. Nope! They were the ones she had brought from home. You sure? Absolutely, with anticipation of an open fire, she had come prepared. Truthfully we never do plan our excursions or adventures– they simply happen, but I do know how very much we both enjoy a fire. No problem, there was still my set of coveralls hanging and that’s all I really need. (They were a gift from her a decade ago, with Ste. Rita embroidered on the pocket!) This week there was a notice for a package at the post office. Now, I recognised the script and the address, but I often receive books from my friend, and so thought little about the box, except that it was light. Enclosed was the pair of white coveralls with a howling note of apology! Including tripe and balderdash– ‘ And you were very and only gracious, and I still have much to learn from you.’


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t is one of the Bible’s most sobering statements. It first appears in Isaiah 59. It is repeated in Romans 1. It applies equally to all people in all periods of human time. In eight words, it summarizes our human condition: “The way of peace they have not known.” From the day Cain (eldest son of Adam and Eve) in a fit of jealous rage killed his brother Abel, humans have yielded to the urge to use domination, intimidation and violence to get what they want by imposing their will on others. This attitude has lead to countless inter-personal conf licts and a series of local, regional and world wars. History has shown that we are very good at talking about peace; but that we do not know how to secure a lasting peace for ourselves and our world. We’ve had lots of ideas. We’ve had so-called “experts” in human relations tell us how we can learn to get along with each other. We’ve had politicians of

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Neil Strohschein all political parties tell us we should be more loving, accepting and tolerant than we are. But much of what these experts and politicians say falls on deaf ears. That should come as no surprise. If our first parents couldn’t keep peace in a world with a total population of four; what makes our current social scientists, governments and international bodies like the United Nations think they can do any better? There will never be peace in our world until we deal with the inner conflict that causes war. For that, there is only one solution. To find it, we must go back to the beginning of time, to the event that caused Cain’s anger and led to the murder of his brother. His story can be found

in Genesis 4. Cain’s anger, as we see in Genesis 4:5, had nothing to do with his brother Abel. It had ever ything to do with Cain’s relationship with God. Both men knew about God. They both understood God’s standards of right and wrong. They both knew that when they violated those standards; they had to offer an animal sacrifice to atone for their sins. But the similarity ended there. Abel met God’s demands for a suitable offering. Cain didn’t. When God rejected Cain’s offering, Cain got mad at God. Had he come back with a suitable offering, God would have forgiven him and Cain would have found peace with God and others. But he didn’t. He killed his brother and as punishment for his

crime, spent the rest of his life living in exile. What was wrong with Cain? The same thing that’s wrong with me, with you and with every person on earth. We have allowed sinful, selfish pride to make a god out of our ego (self). We have chosen to go our own way, do our own thing, satisfy our own cravings and exalt ourselves above all others around us. All forms of prejudice, racism, corruption and criminal cover-ups are committed by people who are in bondage to pride, believe that they can act like gods and are convinced that no one, not even God himself, can stop them. The God of heaven offers us an alternative-four words found in James 4: “Submit yourself to God.” The way of peace begins when we recognize God’s right, as our creator, to govern our lives, submit to his authority and obey his commandments. All other paths lead to more conflict and war. God’s way is the only way to peace.

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By Tyler Slawinski Gladstone Auction

Temperatures are sinking rather than hooves in the pen as the ground firms up. Orders that normally would have started have been patiently waiting for better conditions before stocking pens of cattle for the feeding season. Between these orders and the idea of purchasing grass cattle earlier than usual with the thought of a feeder cattle shortage when the proper time comes has parts of the feeder market perking up. We traded 1,635 cattle through the ring in Gladstone on Nov. 21. The market this week was still under pressure in certain spots. The futures haven’t been very stable, the outlook looks much better further out which gives the lighter cattle more strength on the market. Believe it or not we are still seeing a fair amount of volume pressure across the prairies. Some of the peak prices we have seen over the weeks may have softened somewhat but the overall averages are still very strong if not stronger in spots. The market is seeing a majority of wet nosed calves, and a still a few cows and bulls as preg checking practices start to ramp up for the season. Finding pen space, financing at new levels, or coordinating trucks will all be playing factors on the market moving into the weeks ahead. As there seems to be a good feed supply in some areas of the province local orders have really added strength to this weeks market. I expect to see mixed feelings on the

markets moving forward, creating ups and downs on the market. Cows and bulls saw a major correction over the past couple weeks, cows traded fully steady from 115.00 to 125.00 with higher averages. Bulls also steady ranging between 140.00 to 156.50. The cattle marketing outlook looks both promising and very busy in the weeks to come! All classes of cattle sold well! Plainer type cattle, are still being discounted! Here is a look at the feeder market!

Gladstone Auction Mart Cattle Market Report Nov. 21, 2023 Steers

3-400 lbs. 4-500 lbs. 5-600 lbs. 6-700 lbs. 7-800 lbs. 8-900 lbs. 900+ lbs. Bulls


$4.15 to 4.54 $3.75 to 4.47 $3.40 to 4.06 $3.20 to 3.81 $3.05 to 3.51 $2.70 to 3.08 $2.35 to 2.70 $1.40 to 1.56

3-400 lbs. $3.45 to 3.99 4-500 lbs. $3.27 to 3.90 5-600 lbs. $3.20 to 3.37 6-700 lbs. $3.00 to 3.27 7-800 lbs. $2.65 to 2.96 8-900 lbs. $2.40 to 2.87 900+ lbs. $2.25 to 2.52 Cows $1.15 to 1.25 1,635 head sold

Some highlights from the sale, crossbred steers weighed 417 and they brought 446.00 per pound! Char steers weighed 535 they brought 406.00. Red X steers weighed 629 and they brought 377.25. A strong set of mixed steers weighed 716 and they traded for 348.00. Heifer highlights, black heifers weighed 453 and they brought 377.00 Fancy 538 weight char heifers traded at 337.00 A set of crossbred heifers weighed 625 and they brought 327.00. And a big set of 756 weight mixed heifers traded for 290.50

Mayor and council, as well as administration for the Town of Neepawa recently toured the completed renovation and expansion of the former RCMP building. The space, which has been expanded by about 700 sq ft, will house the new Assiniboine Co m m u n i t y Co l l e g e ( ACC ) p ra c t i c a l n u r s i n g d i p l o m a program planned to begin in January 2024. PHOTOS BY EOIN DEVEREUX


out of helen’s kitchen: Casseroles The casserole is a one dish meal that’s the ultimate comfort food to take the chill off a chilly day. Casserole is a French word meaning “sauce pan” which refers to the large deep dish used to cook in the oven and serve with the food cooked in it. The oldest recipe found for a casserole is from around 1250 and consisted of pasta cooked in water, layered with grated cheese and spices. Some of the world’s better known casseroles include the French cassoulet, British pot pies, Italian lasagna, Israel’s Kugel, Ukraine’s cabbage rolls and Greek moussaka. What’s great about casserole recipes is that they can be adapted to your favourite ingredients or ingredients on hand. No cauliflower? Use broccoli. Hate broccoli? Use carrots. You get the idea. We owe gratitude to Bessie Littleton for our Pyrex casserole dishes. In 1915 Bessie was frustrated with easy breakable stoneware dishes. She asked her physicist husband if he had had anything better at his work at Corning Glass Work. He sawed the bottom of a battery jar made of a special shatter-resistant glass and brought it home for Bessie to try. That was the beginning of the iconic Pyrex dishes which became the staple casserole dish still used today. In the 1920s, new canned foods like tuna were all the rage leading to the popular tuna casserole. In 1930 The Campbell Soup Company came to Canada and advertised its creamed soup varieties such as celery, chicken, mushroom, broccoli and cheddar cheese. During the depression these soups made the casserole a simple and cheap way to use leftover food. The 1940’s saw a lot of vegetable casseroles as meat was being rationed for the war effort. Reaching the height of popularity in the 1950’s every old 1950s cookbook I own has a very large section on casseroles. 1955 the Campbell Soup company created the very popular green beans and mushroom soup casserole recipe. The 60’s saw those many casserole dishes sitting next to the numerous unique Jello salads and stuffed celery popular in the day.

Chicken Divan

This casserole is a classic 1960 dish and serves a larger family. 7-8 cups frozen broccoli florets or chopped broccoli 2 cans cream of chicken soup, undiluted 1 cup mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. onion salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 3 cups cubed cooked chicken 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs 3 Tbsp. butter, melted

Preheat oven to 325°F (162°C). In a pot, cook broccoli in boiling water for 3 minutes; drain. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine soup, mayonnaise and lemon juice onion salt and pepper; add broccoli and chicken. Stir to combine and place in a large greased baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Combine bread crumbs and butter and sprinkle over the top. Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.

Chow mein noodle casserole Oh the 1970’s! I remember the cans of chow mein noodles that were incorporated in many casserole dishes. I still like those casserole recipes. 1 lb. ground beef 2 Tbsp. margarine 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 2 cups finely chopped celery 2 cups sliced peeled potatoes 3/4 cup finely chopped carrots

1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper 1 cup water 2 cans condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted 1 can chow mein noodles, divided 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a frying pan cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In a clean pot/pan melt the butter and sauté onions and celery for several minutes until they are tender crisp. Add the potatoes, carrots, peppers, and water; cover and simmer 7-10 minutes or until vegetables are slightly tender. Stir in soup and cooked ground beef. Sprinkle half the chow mein noodles into a greased casserole dish. Spoon mixture over noodles. Cover and bake 20 minutes. Top with cheese and remaining noodles. Bake uncovered, 10 minutes longer or until heated through.

Dan Mazier: We must continue fight against carbon ‘tax grab’ By Eoin Devereux

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The spotlight on Canada’s carbon tax plan has gotten a little brighter as of late, as opposition to the environmental regulation continues to grow. In 2019, the Justin Trudeau led government installed a $20 per tonne tax on all carbon dioxide emissions. It increased to $65 per tonne this past April and moving ahead, will rise by $15 per year, until it reaches $170 per tonne. The average Canadian feels that impact in t heir home heating over the course of the winter, and at the fuel pumps whenever they fill up their vehicle. That additional cost is generating a negative response on a national level. A recent Nanos Research survey, commissioned by CTV News, found that two-thirds of all Canadians believe now is a bad time to increase the carbon tax. As well, the same survey showed that a majority of Canadians think the gas tax is ineffective at tackling climate change and reducing fuel consumption. On top of that, the Federal commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, released a report earlier this month. It noted that

Pork chop casserole

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This is one of my favorite casserole recipes, comfort food at its best! 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 6 pork chops 2 Tbsp. oil 3-4 small sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick 3 apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch rings

1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/2 tsp. allspice 1/2 tsp. cloves 1 cup chicken broth

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a dish, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Roll the pork chops in the flour, coating evenly. In a frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat until hot. Cook pork chops, turning once, for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a greased 13- by 9-inch glass baking dish. Layer half the sweet potatoes over the pork chops. Layer the apples over the potatoes, then layer with the remaining sweet potatoes. In a small bowl mix the salt, pepper, allspice, cloves and broth together. Pour over the chops and potatoes. Cover and bake for 1 hour. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

even with the carbon tax in place, federal government will still fail in reaching its goal of reducing carbon emissions by at least 40 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. In a recent sit-down interview with Don Walmsley on NACTV, Dan Mazier, member of parliament for Dauphin - Swan River Neepawa, talked about all the talk around the gas tax as of late, and the shift in support being seen across the nation. Mazier said the Conservative opposition did bring forward a motion recently in parliament to analyze the tax policy. It was defeated by a coalition of votes from the federal Liberal and the Bloc Québécois. Despite the efforts to remain status quo, however, Mazier said this is an issue they’re not going to give up on. “So our motion was defeated, and we’re not going to be [able] to look at it. But we’re going to keep on pushing on it,” stated Mazier. “We deserve to know, what good does this carbon tax do? We’ve always said this is nothing more than a tax grab and it’s costing us way more than we’re getting back.” Mazier also noted that they have brought up the option in Question Per-

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Supporting Small Business What’s the Big Idea? is an initiative in the Neepawa area, coordinated by Neepawa’s Economic Development office. Once again, Stride Credit Union was proud to be a part of this event, sponsoring the Best Overall Idea segment with a $1,000 prize for the winner. This year’s winner was hid’n hollow, a “kids’ store and more” located in Neepawa. Belinda and Daryl Critchlow are the owners of hid’n hollow and offer toys, games, books, candy and more as part of their retail space in the thriving community. “As a bricks and mortar store within Neepawa town limits, it is our vision to provide our area with what we see is a need in our community. We are super excited to continue to grow! The monies received from the Best Overall Idea award will go towards extending our product offerings, with plans to start on that in early 2024.” -Belinda and Daryl Critchlow, Owners of hid’n hollow


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Watersheds have grown in number and projects since 1973 By Ken Waddell Farmers’ Advocate Garry Wasylowski, Board Chair, Manitoba Association of Watersheds, recently reported in the MAW magazine,The Current, “Fiscal year 2022-2023 has been a record year for the watershed district program, and I am inspired by the competency, commitment and adaptability districts have shown this past year. The scope and significance of the work being done across the province has been incredible.” Funding delivery reached into the millions of dollars, along with new projects, opportunities and partnerships, there have been changes and growth in leaps and bounds over a short period. This is an unprecedented level of programming being offered through the districts in addition to the ongoing quality projects and programs they already deliver. Wasylowski stated, “I would like to recognize districts’ efforts and the high calibre of work they

are doing in Manitoba communities in support of watershed health. I would also like to congratulate all district staff on an extremely successful year.” Wasylowski said, “As you read through The Current you will see the range of projects, educational events, community building and some of the impact this work has on the health of our watersheds. What you read here is of course only a fraction of the work that happens in watershed district offices and out in these communities.” The watershed district program currently operates in more than one hundred rural municipalities, towns, cities and villages across the province. It is the immense success of this program that has been the catalyst for the tremendous growth we have seen in 2022 and 2023. In April 2023, the watershed district program expanded through enhanced core funding from the provincial government. Expansions occurred in Northeast Red, Pembina Valley and

Redboine watershed districts. This means many new landowners will be able to access programs like the province’s Growing Outcomes in Watersheds (GROW) program. Wasylowski extended thanks to the Province of Manitoba for their continued efforts to support watershed health and welcome the new municipalities that have joined the watershed program. In September 2022, MAW launched the Prairie Watersheds Climate Program (PWCP), and the program was fully subscribed by March 2023. Through PWCP, new beneficial management practices have been implemented on more than 550,000 acres of land this past year in Manitoba alone and more than 875,000 acres in Saskatchewan. MAW is thankful to the Government of Canada for helping watershed districts deliver several millions of dollars to landowners, working to create a lasting impact on water quality and climate change resiliency throughout both provinces.


Most of southern Manitoba is covered by an organized watershed district. In the centre of the map is the Whitemud Watershed District which was the first to be formed in Manitoba. It was established in 1972.

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The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba, in partnership with BMO, is once again pleased to recognize the outstanding provincial farm families with the 2024 BMO Farm Family Awards. This award has been a regular part of the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair for several years and were created to promote a renewed urban-rural relationship and to recognize outstanding Manitoba farm families who best exemplify the value of the family farm. This year’s BMO Manitoba Farm Family Award recipients w ill be announced during the 2024 Royal Manitoba Winter

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Farm equipment sales anticipated to slow in 2024 Submitted Farm Credit Canada

With higher interest rates, increased equipment prices and a decline in commodity prices, farm equipment sales are anticipated to slow going into 2024, according to Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) 2024 outlook for the Canadian farm equipment market. But an aging equipment fleet could make the slowdown short-lived. The farm equipment market saw strong sales at the start of 2023 as inventory levels of new equipment rebounded and farmers recorded record-high cash receipts. Canadian implement manufacturing dollar sales are also expected to finish higher in 2023 due to price inflation on raw material used in manufacturing. But with drought in western Canada and tighter revenues for the hog and dairy sectors in eastern


According to Farm Credit Canada (FCC), the sale of new farm equipment in early 2024 may be a bit slow to start the year.

Canada, combined with high interest rates, producers are expected to be more cautious entering 2024. “Farm revenue is a main driver in equipment sales,” said J.P. Gervais, FCC’s chief economist. “Recordhigh crop receipts in 2022

and the first half of 2023 put many Canadian farmers in a strong financial position to absorb the rising interest rates and equipment prices. We saw more cash purchases. This year, the drought in western Canada has impacted overall

production, reducing cash flow for some producers.” A slowing of equipment sales means new inventory levels will continue to increase, returning closer to pre-pandemic levels. In 2023, inventory of new equipment rebounded and

is now in line with the fiveyear average for most categories. Air drills and 4WD tractors are some of the few equipment categories where sales growth is anticipated in 2024 as delivery issues and low inventory in prior years drive sales up.

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Game results Friday, Nov. 17

Neepawa 6-0 Selkirk

First Period 13:03 NPA H. Stocks (4) ASST: C. Thompson (4) 18:32 NPA T. Tychonick (3) PP ASST: C. McLeod (9), M. Hartley (8) Second Period 04:44 NPA M. Hartley (10) ASST: K. Weisgarber (7), C. Hegarty (5) 07:14 NPA C. Hegarty (1) PP ASST: C. Thompson (5) Third Period 08:36 NPA T. Tychononick (4) SH ASST: C. Gudnason (11), B. Quinn-Lagia (1) 18:05 C. Thompson (6) ASST: G. Macdonald (1) Scoring 1 2 3 Total PP SEL 0 0 0 0 0/4 NPA 2 2 2 6 2/3 Goaltenders SEL J. Hodgins - (L) 18/24 saves NPA K.C. Couckuyt - (W) 24/24 saves

Saturday, Nov. 18

Neepawa 6-3 Niverville

First Period 11:54 NPA H. Stocks (5) ASST: B. Quinn-Lagia (2) 08:21 NPA T. Tychonick (5) ASST: C. McLeod (10), C. Gudnason (12) 10:07 T. Schell (2) ASST: J. Baird (3) Second Period 05:29 NIV M. Tanchak (7) PP ASST: B. Bottem (6), T. Kennett (14) 06:33 NIV K. Coyle (7) ASST: M. Debrito (6), I. Ness (2) 08:00 NIV M. Tanchak (8) PP ASST: T. Kennett (15) Third Period 09:36 NPA C. Gudnason (7) ASST: C. McLeod (11), T. Tychononick (3) 09:47 NPA C. Hegarty (2) ASST: K. Weisgarber (8) 14:20 NPA H. Stocks (6) ASST: C. Thompson (6), C. Kasprick (7) Scoring 1 2 3 Total PP NIV 0 3 0 3 2/4 NPA 3 0 3 6 0/3 Goaltenders NIV K. Gordon - (L) 32/38 saves NPA M. Lobreau - (W) 22/25 saves

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Huge weekend for the Titans! Dominant wins for Neepawa over Selkirk and Niverville

By Eoin Devereux

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While the recent winning streak by the Neepawa Titans is impressive enough, what’s been even more impressive than that has been just how good the team has looked over that recent run. Coming off a solid 5-3 road win in Niverville on Wednesday, Nov. 15, Neepawa earned itself a pair of victories at home on the weekend. First, they picked up a 6-0 victory over the Selkirk Steelers on Friday, Nov. 17. The Titans followed that up the next night with a 6-3 decision over the Niverville Nighthawks. While the wins themselves are reason enough to celebrate, fans of the Titans should be even happier with the way the team has won, as performance wise, the players were near perfect. Every pass was tape to tape; Every shift was high tempo; and every little battle that takes place out there on the ice over the course of a

game, was won by the boys in the black and gold. The Friday night win over Selkirk featured a pair of goals from recent arrival from the Estevan Bruins, Tim Tychonick. The left winger, based out of Calgary would add a goal an assist on Saturday night. After a bit of a slow start in Neepawa, with just three points in his first seven games, Tychonick has really come on as of late, with eight points (4G - 4A) in his last four games. Another new contributor is a familiar name to Neepawa, Hayden Stocks. Since returning to the Titans from the NAHL, the 20-year-old has been on a tear, with six goals in his first six games. That included three goals over the weekend. After Saturday’s win over Niverville, Titans head coach and general manager Ken Pearson said that Stocks, Tychonick and the rest of the players, are stepping up to the chal-

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A three point night from Benoit Mowbray, paired with an eventual game winning goal from Bret Levandoski, helped the Neepawa Farmers to hold on to a 5-4 win over the Carberry Plainsmen. Mowbray scored twice in the second period and assisted on the first Farmers’ score, a goal from Konur Gork. Levandoski also contributed a multi-point effort in Neepawa’s win, with three assists to go with his third period power-

play marker. Ward Brister scored the other goal for the Farmers. As for Carberry, Kylan Aitken and Ethan Bjarnason each scored in the second. Zaine McConnell and Brady Laycock would contribute goals as well for the Plainsmen late in the third period, to make the ending a bit more dramatic. At the end of regulation, however, Neepawa was able to hold on for a 5-4 victory. Farmers’ goaltender Gatlyn Plett stopped 25 shots, to pick up the win, while Carberry’s Connor Slipp dealt with a 50 shot barrage from Neepawa on

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lenge. He puts a big part of that to the leadership in the locker room. “A fter t he Dauph in game, [team captain Cody Gudnason] came to me, and we had a little chat. He and the guys got together and talked about what needed to be done. And they’ve come into practice all week and put in the work and dedicated themselves

to ensuring all the little things, that need to get done to win, are getting done,” said Pearson. “As well, the new players that we’ve added to our roster the last month, and are to finding that rhythm on the ice. That’s allowing everyone now to find opportunity out there.” Continued on Page 15

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A third period goal by Hayden Stocks in the Titans’ 6-3 win over Niverville on Saturday, Nov. 18, ended up as the game winner. Since returning to the Titans from the NAHL, Stocks has scored six goal in as many games for the team.

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the night. This result improved Neepawa’s record to 3-2-0 on the year, while Carberry fell to 2-4-0. Minnedosa goes 2-for-2 The Minnedosa Bombers put together a big weekend on the road, winning games in MacGregor and Gladstone. The f irst of those two was a 5-1 win for the Bombers in MacGregor on Friday, Nov. 17. Minnedosa scored the first four goals of the game, including Shane Jury picking up a natural hat-trick. Patrick Kondratiew and Matt Saler also added

singles to the stat sheet for the Bombers. As well, Saler had three assists to go along with his goal. It would be more on the same the very next night in Gladstone, as the Bombers blanked the Lakers 5-0. It was another multiple goal game for Jury, though it was “only’” two goals this time out. Cole Erickson, Bryson Werbicki-Mallett and Jon Kowal also contributed with goals, with Jason Argue earring the win with 31 saves in net. These pair of wins pushed Minnedosa into second place in the THHL’s East Division, with a 4-2-0 record.

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Obituary Norma Jean Vinnell

It is with profound sadness that the family of Norma Jean Vinnell resident of Winnipeg MB and formally from Franklin MB announce her peaceful passing on October 23, 2023 at the age of 77 years at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg. Jean was born on April 19, 1946 and was the fifth daughter born to Lottie and Murray Vinnell, Franklin Manitoba.

Doris Winona Griffiths

Doris a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt; passed away peacefully on November 26, 2022 in Country Meadows PCH, Neepawa at the age of 99 (14 days short of her 100th). Doris was born in Brandon on Dec 10, 1922 to George and Daisy Griffith (No “s”). She was raised on the family farm at Glenallan (near Kelwood). Doris attended the local rural school and took her high school at home by correspondence. Doris taught one year permit teaching at Birdina near Alonsa. While attending normal school she taught for 3 months at Kenville. Her 37 years of teaching took her to Tenby, Helston, Birnie and finally the last 29 years at Eden. While teaching at Birnie, she met the love of her life, Dennis Griffiths (with an “s”); a widower with two children Sheila and Ron. Doris and Dennis were married on April 10, 1952. Before and after retirement, they enjoyed numerous camping trips to Waterton Lake to visit friends and then on to Calgary to visit Ron and family. When not on the road with their summer home, they parked at Sportsman Park, Clear Lake for the summer months. After 36 years of wedded bliss, Dennis passed away on February 28th, 1988. Doris had never driven a vehicle but with much persuasion from friends, she decided at the age of 68 to learn. After 43 years of living in the “garden of Eden” she sold her house and moved to Neepawa to an apartment. During the 90’s, she took a few bus trips with friends to Florida and other places in the USA and Canada. On June 25, 201,2 Doris moved to Country Meadows where she spent her final years. Her caregivers became her family and she was treated like a queen. She loved each and everyone of the staff and made memories that filled her heart. As a family we were so grateful for the love she received in this home. Doris was predeceased by her husband Dennis; her parents George and Daisy; sister Phyllis (Dave) Dales; and brother in-law Lloyd Horan. Doris will be forever remembered by her daughter Sheila (Malcolm) Campbell of Hamiota; son Ronald (JoAnn) Griffiths of Calgary; grandchildren Dwayne (Tammy) Campbell, Darcy (Tracy) Campbell, Kendra Griffiths, Dossitor (Sandi) Griffiths, Brock (Carolyn) Griffiths; great grandchildren Cooper Griffiths and Kaitlyn Campbell; sister Florence (passed away Dec 26, 2022); as well as several nieces, nephews, and friends. A private family interment preceded the Celebration of Life service which was held at the Neepawa UnitedAnglican Church on her 100th Birthday, Saturday, December 10, 2022. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota were in care of the arrangements.

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Neepawa Banner & Press offers full research and re-print services from our archives that go back to 1896. Additional copies of papers, $2 each depending on availability. Re-print of a page from past copies, $2 per page. Archival research, $25 per hour with a $10 minimum. Individual photos on photo paper $5 depending if we have a suitable original in our digital, print or photo archives. Ken Waddell, publisher

Two bedroom, one bathroom apartment at Stewart House in Minnedosa. The apartment is in a quiet 12-plex apartment block and is a 55+ building for a single or couple. The apartment includes AC, a plug-in parking stall, fridge, stove, in-buiding laundry, secure entrance into the building, storage room, deck and more. Rent is $1,050./month plus hydro. Water is included with the rent. No smokers or pets. A one-year lease is necessary and references required. For more information or to book a viewing call 204-826-2184

Apartment for rent. Bri-Mont apartments, 331 Mountain Avenue. Phone 204-8414419.

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Alanon meetings currently being held at 342 Mountain Ave, Neepawa - Old Co-op Store. Tuesdays at 7 pm. Call 204-841-2192 _____________________ Alcoholics Anonymous meetings currently being held at 342 Mountain Ave, Neepawa, Thursdays at 7 pm. Call 204841-0002 _____________________ Arden Hall, cap. 255. Park, camping and sports facilities, rink, curling ice, kitchen and lounge. Call 204-368-2202 _____________________ Minnedosa Handivan 204868-8164 Mon-Fri 9:00-3:30

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HOUSE FOR RENT: Rey Ave., Neepawa -Newly constructed duplex unit, 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, Concrete driveway & covered carport. For inquiries, call 204-212-1647.

Gold Leaf Events’ Christmas Craft Sale in Sandy Lake Sunday, November 26 from 11am to 3pm at the Sandy Lake Drop In Centre (100 Main Street, Sandy Lake). Admission is $2 (12 & under are free). There will be Market Dollar giveaways, a raffle with proceeds going to the Southquill Health Area Foodbank, and more! Find us on Facebook and Instagram for more information: @goldleafeventsmb

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Why join our team? HyLife is a global leader in food processing. Our vision is to be the best food company in the world. To achieve this, we need talented people like you to join our team. HyLife creates limitless opportunities for passionate individuals, and we have an exciting new career opportunity located in Neepawa, MB for you to explore! The current starting wage is $16.10/hour PLUS opportunities for pay increases and competitive bonuses. Our wage bracket extends to $24.05 per hour We Will Train the Right Candidate

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PLEASE RETURN Would the persons who helped themselves to lumber on the Alfred Walker farm in early November, please return it. The lumber had sentimental value and a use was planned for it. Its return is GREATLY appreciated.

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Your duties may include: • Slaughtering hogs (eviscerate, hide removal, etc.) • Butcher and package pork primal cuts into value-added specifications for local, national, and international premium markets • Maintaining our sanitation program

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We are looking for people who are: • Fit and capable of working in a physically demanding role • Capable of repetitive manual tasks and standing for long periods of time • Open to working in colder/warmer environments • Experience as an industrial butcher or trimmer is an asset


Thank You The family of Doris Griffiths wished to thank the entire staff at Country Meadows for the excellent care they provided to mom during her 10 year stay. Thank you to all who visited, sent cards, letters, gifts or made phone calls throughout the years. Many thanks to everyone for the expressions of sympathy given to us through cards, flowers, food, phone calls, donations and hugs. Special thank you to all who helped us celebrate mom’s 100th Birthday in the form of a “Celebration of Life” on Dec 10, 1922. To Rev. Chad McCharles, thank you for the beautiful service you provided. To the UCW ladies, a big thank you for the refreshments following the service. Sheila Campbell, Ron Griffiths and Families

Ways to apply: Online at or mail to PO Box 10,000, 623 Main St E, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0. HyLife has an accommodation process for employees with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation during your employment because of a disability, please contact An HR representative will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and our accommodation policy can be forwarded upon request.

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TURTLE RIVER SCHOOL DIVISION Invites Applications for the following position:


Ste. Rose School This is a permanent position Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day. Further information regarding wage, duties, hours & qualifications may be obtained by contacting the Turtle River School Division Maintenance Supervisor. Applications close when the position is filled. Please forward all applications complete with 3 references to: Stephen Oversby Maintenance Supervisor Turtle River School Division Box 309 McCreary, Manitoba R0J 1B0 Phone: (204) 835-2067 (extension 213) Email: Turtle River School Division welcomes applications from people with disabilities, accommodations may be available upon request. All applications are appreciated, however only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.


Executive Director Neepawa Area Immigrant Settlement Services (NAISS) is seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to join our team as Executive Director. NAISS is a proactive settlement agency that serves the Neepawa region, assisting Permanent Residents and Refugees in their journey towards successful integration into Canada. Through informative resources, workshops and referrals, NAISS empowers our clients to make well-informed decisions about their settlement in Canada. Job Description: As the Executive Director, you will provide strong leadership to ensure the effective and efficient operations of NAISS while maintaining compliance with operating agreements. This role includes oversight of program development and delivery across various departments including settlement, language training, employment and community connections. This is a full time, permanent position located in Neepawa and requiring a commitment of 35 hours per week. Key Responsibilities • Develop, administer and ensure compliance with funding agreements and program contracts • Prepare and deliver all required reports, budget reconciliations and communications to funders • Effectively manage staff to ensure successful execution of program mandates • Ensure that NAISS programs are aligned with the specific needs of the Neepawa and area service region • Collaborate closely with sector and community stakeholders to strengthen the impact or our services • Report to a Board of Directors to provide updates and progress reports Skills and Qualifications • Demonstrated leadership abilities with a track record of effective team management • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills • Proficiency in financial reporting and budget management • A solid understanding of Canadian immigrant processes and settlement services • Proven experience in partnership development • A post-secondary degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field • Previous non-profit managerial experience is preferred A complete Job Description is available at Salary and Benefits: $60,000 to $70,000, commensurate with experience. NAISS offers an extended benefits program. Application Deadline: Please submit your application, including your resume and cover letter, in confidence to by Dec 8, 2023. Start Date: The anticipated start date for the position is March 1, 2024. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further consideration. We appreciate your interest in joining Neepawa Area Immigrant Settlement Services.


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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE 1. Possession date to be 30 days after acceptance of Tender. 2. The bidder whose Tender is accepted will be required to complete an agreement covering the terms and conditions of sale. 3. On acceptance of the successful Tender, the balance remaining will become payable on the Closing Date. If the balance of the accepted Tender is not paid as of the Closing Date, the Deposit will be forfeited as liquidated damages and not as a penalty. 4. On acceptance of the successful Tender, the balance remaining will become payable on the Closing Date. If the balance of the accepted Tender is not paid as of the Closing Date, the Deposit will be forfeited as liquidated damages and not as a penalty. 5. If part of the Purchase Price is to be paid from the proceeds of a new Mortgage, payment of that amount may be delayed by the time required for registration of the Mortgage at Neepawa Land Titles Office and for reporting to the Mortgagee, and if so, that amount shall bear interest payable to the Vendor at the same rate as the new Mortgage until paid. 6. The Tenderer will pay the applicable GST or provide acceptable undertaking to self-assess. 7. The bidder whose tender is accepted will be responsible to pay all the 2024 property taxes. 8. Possession will be provided to the Purchaser as of the Closing Date. 9. All mines and minerals interests are excluded from the Tender and will not be sold. 10. Parties will be notified of the Acceptance or Rejection of the tender by December 15, 2023.

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Tender R.M. of Minto-Odanah Proposal for Gravel on Municipal Roads 2024 Proposals are requested for a one year period for the loading, hauling and spreading of crushed gravel for municipal purposes. Lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted. Preference may be given to local bidders. All proposals must be submitted on proposal form, or they will not be considered. Any additional information may be attached to the proposal form. Contact the municipal office to obtain proposal forms. Inquiries can be made by calling the municipal office, at (204) 867-3282 or Operations Foreman, Rodney Robinson at (204) 867-7603. Deadline for proposals is December 7th, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. Submit proposal(s) to: R.M. of Minto-Odanah – GRAVEL PROPOSAL 49 Main St., Box 1197, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Phone: (204) 867-3282 Fax: (204) 867-1937 Email:

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Carberry Chamber Trade Show provides networking opportunities


The Carberry Chamber of Commerce Trade Show took place on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and featured an array of information booths from businesses and organizations from all across the region.

By Jolene Balciunas Local Journalism Initiative The Carberry Chamber offered a Trade Show for the first time highlighting the businesses, trades and opportunities that are available in Carberry. Grade 10, 11 and 12 students from Carberry Collegiate were invited to participate in the afternoon, then the doors were open for free to the public. This was a fantastic op-

portunity to showcase our community and what is available here. Assisting our youth in developing their path to success right here in their home community. Also giving businesses and organizations the opportunity to network and strengthen the business community. Carberry ready to ‘Flip the Switch’ Carberry Chamber of Commerce

has been busy with preparing for Christmas with their Flip the Switch on Nov. 15. Several businesses have decorated and begun the holiday festivities. Main Street Carberry has had several new additions and changes in the last few years. The Carberry Town Office now has a completed facade with recycled bricks from the old bank offering a beautiful upgrade to our heritage Main Street.

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Gudnason named MJHL Star of the Week Submitted MJHL Media Release The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) has announced its Original 16 Stars of the Week for Nov. 13 to 19. This week’s lineup includes an important member of the Neepawa Titans, as Cody Gudnason has been singled out for recognition. The veteran forward from Killarney, has played a key role in the Titans three-game win streak last week. In a 5-3 road win over the Nighthawks, Gudnason scored a goal

and added three assists in his first, four-point outing of the season. He added a lone assist in their 6-0 win over the Steelers before he added another assist and scored the game winner on home ice in the rematch against the Nighthawks. The Titans are now just one point back of the 4th and final playoff spot in the MGEU West Division. The other stars of the week include forwards Slade Stanick, of the Portage Terriers (3GP | 2G | 3A | 5pts) and Jayce Legaarden, from the Winkler Flyers (1 game played | 4G)

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Continued from Page 11 Pe a r s on a l s o c om mended defencemen Brendan Quinn-Lagria and Jace Lark ins for their efforts, since arriving in Neepawa via trades. Even the goaltending combo of Mason Lobreau and K.C. Couckuyt are finding their stride, each registering a win over the weekend, with Couckuyt’s being a 24 save shutout. Team captain Cody Gudnason, who had three points (1G - 2A) over the weekend, told the Banner & Press that everyone just took the time to evaluate where they were at, after the Nov. 11 loss to the Dauphin Kings. “We really looked back at our game on Saturday [Nov. 11] against Dauphin and we knew we battled hard, but that we were

capable of more. We took that into practice all week and it’s paid off with some results out there in our last few games,” noted Gudnason. Next up for Neepawa, after a mid-week game in Niverville (Results final after Banner & Press publication deadline), are a pair of weekend games. First,

they’ll host the Winnipeg Blues on Saturday, Nov. 25. They’ll follow that up with a game on Sunday, Nov. 26 in Portage, versus the Terriers.

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By Ranzel Santos NACI Work Experience Program At the new Neepawa Titans junior hockey camp, head instructor Landon Cameron expressed his enjoyment for the sport and for teaching hockey. “I started this program for the first time today, unfortunately it was postponed a few times, but I’m glad we could get it started now. In terms of coaching, I have been doing this for the past thirteen years in Neepawa, helping out when I can”, said Cameron, in response to being asked how long he has been doing this type of program. As Cameron puts it, “It’s really just a skills camp for anyone in minor hockey. It’s a place for kids to play and learn the sport as well as keep active and be outside.” On the topic of what got him interested in hockey and coaching, Cameron says “I love hockey, I love the sport, and I enjoy helping out and coaching kids. From there it was just an easy progression, teaching hockey, giving back to the community however I’m able to.” After being asked if he enjoys his work at the hockey camp, Cameron states “I absolutely love it, hockey is one of my favourite things to do, combined with how much I enjoy coaching, it works out.”

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