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Hundreds attend Carberry memorial fundraiser

Several hundred supporters turned up to the R. J. Waugh School grounds despite the wet conditions this past Saturday to the second annual walk/run in honour of Kalena Green. This year’s walk was also dedicated to all those who lost a loved one, and included Zander’s Legacy Fund.

walking– and running– shoes laced up and good to go in support of the second annual memorial fundraiser in honour of Kalena Green. This year’s event also included the Campbell family, with Zander’s Legacy Fund, and was dedicated to all who lost a loved one. All were welcomed to write the names of their loved ones on their registration

cards, wear their favourite colour(s), share memories, participate in a walk/ run and enjoy a barbecue and community fellowship to cap off the evening. Donations were being accepted for the Carberry Splash Park and Zander’s Legacy Fund.

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Katy Martin earns honours at Women of Distinction

Neepawa artist recognized at annual ceremony

The artistic contributions of Katy Martin are already very well known throughout Neepawa, but now her commitment to the community has been acknowledged on a much broader canvas.

Martin was presented with the Arts, Culture & Design award during the 2024 Women of Distinction Gala, held Wednesday, May 15 in Brandon at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium.

The Women of Distinction awards are presented annually by the YWCA to honour those from across western Manitoba who inspire and contribute to their communities in some manner. This year, there were 39 women nominated in 10 different categories at the celebration.

Martin, who recently spoke with the Banner & Press, said she did not have much prior knowledge of this accolade before her nomination. But after learning more about the Women of Distinction, she acknowledged even the nomination unto itself, was significant to her, and something she hopes to share with others.

“In mid April, I received a text from Stacy Senkbeil, who is an incredible lawyer and even better friend, that she had nominated me for this award and that I may hear from the YWCA. I felt elated honestly,” said Martin. “I didn’t know about these awards before my nomination, but now

(Pictured above) Martin giving her acceptance speech at the Women of Distinction Gala in Brandon on Wednesday, May 15.

that I do, I’ll certainly be nominating many women for the different categories next year. I think often people see the success a person is having without seeing the struggle. Most success comes with great sacrifice, and having someone validate the hardwork, the nights away from my family, the risks, the effort I pour back into my community and my obsession with personal growth felt pretty amazing.”

A special night of remarkable women As for the Women of Distinction evening itself, Martin noted that it felt very special being among the other nominees and learning of their stories, struggles, and ultimately, their successes.

“When I walked into this event, opened the program and read about my fellow candidates, I was overcome with gratitude to just be

considered in the same category as them,” Martin stated. “I smiled knowing I was in the company of such remarkable women and let go of any notion that I would be the winner that night.”

But win Katy did, as her name was the one read aloud in the Arts, Culture & Design category. Martin said it was a moment that truly caught her off guard… perhaps to a degree that it momentarily threw off her equilibrium.

“I was truly, truly shocked. So much so that I missed a step on my way up to the stage and fell flat on my face in front of the entire auditorium. I guess that’s one way to break the ice,” Martin said jokingly. “But in all seriousness, [as I shared] in my acceptance speech, just being nominated showed everyone in that room that their work matters, that their vision and their drive is worth something bigger than themselves.”

This latest accolade is one of many Martin has received over the last year.

In late 2023, Katy in a collaboration with fellow Neepawa artist Meaghan Peters, created an art piece that now hangs prominently at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The painting recreates a photo of George Armstrong, Todd Sloane and Dick Duff, who were part of the roster for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1950s.

She also recently received recognition from Agassiz MLA Jodie Byram at the Manitoba Legislative building during her private member statement in recognition of the Women of Distinction Award.

Later this year, Martin will present her latest solo artist exhibition, as part of the Gold Thread Gala in Clear Lake. That event is scheduled for Friday, July 5. Further details on that will appear in a future edition of the Banner & Press.

Neepawa Legion Ladies Auxiliary #23 partnering with Neepawa Community Groups


Legion Ladies Auxiliary president Nancy Santak and vice president Laurie Kohinski with Captain Amanda Gregorash of the Neepawa Air Cadets. (Additional pictures on page 14)


Legion Ladies Auxiliary

On the third Friday of the month, the Neepawa Legion Ladies Auxiliary host a supper at the Legion Hall. At these suppers, they have partnered with several other community groups to help them fundraise for projects. Starting the 2024 year off in January, the Neepawa Air Cadets were presented with a donation of funds to assist in their fundraising for purchase of a flight simulator. Pictured: Capt. Amanada Gregorash of the Neepawa Air Cadets received a donation from Neepawa Legion Ladies President Nancy Syntak and Vice President Laurie Kohinski. In February, Beautiful Plains Museum President Helen Drysdale received a cheque from Legion Ladies President Nancy Syntak to assist with the Museums’s building expansion project. In March, the Neepawa Handivan

Manager, Justin Cicholski received funds from Legion Ladies President and Vice President Laurie Kohinski to help defray expenses for operation of the Handivan services in our community. In April, the Neepawa Wildlife Assoc. Mike Krutkewich received a donation from Legion Ladies Auxiliary Vice President Laurie Kohinski to enhance its youth programs. All of the above happenings were catering events prepared in the Neepawa Legion for other community groups, however in May, the Legion Ladies Auxiliary catered a roast beef meal with proceeds going to their annual Neepawa Legion Ladies Auxiliary #23 High School Graduation Scholarships. One scholarship has been ongoing for over 50 years! Thank you to Neepawa and Area residents who have purchased meal tickets to make these banquets such a success.


1975: Provincial track meet gets Olympic fanfare

125 years ago, Wednesday, May 30, 1900

Note: The entries for 1900 are from The Neepawa Register, as The Press for that year is not fit for regular handling.

Franklin: What happened to the manse? Who got the contract? These are the questions now being asked, but nobody seems to know. Has it been buried under that stonepile for this year? Soon it will be too late and then comes in the idea to procrastinate. Next year it cannot be built cheaper than this. Material is on the advance. It is to be hoped the building committee will take the thing in hand in earnest and see it pushed through as it should be. The congregation have a settled pastor now and there should be some provision for the


Glensmith: The nucleus of a town has been laid. The church, now in course of erection, will be the centre of attraction. The store, also in course of construction, to which the post office will be removed, will be a great convenience to the settler, while the school opposite the church will help form a nice trio. The blacksmith shop will be the next building, and some dwellings will soon follow.

100 years ago, Friday, May 29, 1925

Rosedale council had a 12-hour session on Wednesday, all members being present. Court of Revision was concluded and a long program of general business gone through with; but much time was devoted to delegations. Next meeting June 24.

75 years ago, Thursday, May 22, 1950

The funeral service for George Edward McCullough of Franklin, who died May 9 in the Winnipeg General Hospital, was held in Franklin United Church May 12. Mr. Hogman officiated and burial was in Riverside cemetery in Neepawa.

Born at Moorefield, Ont., in 1886, he came to Manitoba in 1901, settling in the Swan River valley. He came to Franklin in 1928, where he was agent for the co-operative elevator until forced by ill health to retire about two years ago.

50 years ago, Thursday, May 29, 1975

McCreary: Ken Pisechko, a former resident of McCreary who has spent the past year attending university in Ottawa, has embarked on a trip to India, making his way through several middle east countries connected enroute, and has consented to write a series of articles on his experience.

Note: The articles would be too long to include, but the above entry may still be of interest to readers. The trip made was educational in nature, with the intention to observe the people, learn some of their customs and become more knowledgeable of the geography of different countries.

Sidney Ramond Keele received the Degree of Bachelor of Education at the 8th Annual Spring Convocation of Brandon University at the Western Centennial Auditorium on Saturday, May 24. Mrs. Sid Keele, Leslie, Lyall and

Mrs. Keele’s mother, Mrs. Lillian Alexander, of Virden attended the ceremony.

George Everett McKinnon received his Degree and a gold medal in Bachelor of Education at the same time. Mrs. McKinnon and children, Randy and Kathy, attended.

Both Mr. McKinnon and Mr. Keele are on the McCreary Collegiate teaching staff.

20 years ago, Monday, May 30, 2005 Neepawa town council approved a variation order Tuesday, allowing the Vivian hotel to construct a smoking terrace– but only after imposing several conditions.

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Romans 12:15 (New International Version)

A Carberry bar owner defied the province’s no smoking ban has been charged with three counts of letting customers light up in his establishment.

Disclaimer: The information gathered and used each week in the Looking Back feature is directly taken from the original print

copy of the Neepawa Press and Neepawa Banner newspapers. Any errors or omissions from stories (Factually or otherwise) are the result of the original print and not the responsibility of the archivist for the current version of the Neepawa Banner & Press.


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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BANNER & PRESS ARCHIVES The 1975 Manitoba Secondary Schools Athletic Association “B” track meet had an Olympic-style kick off in May of that year. A torch was to be carried crosscountry by dozens of Manitoba track stars. The torch was in Neepawa on May 27. Heather Parrott was the lead runner for NACI students, who accepted the torch from a Gladstone student. NEEPAWA BANNER & PRESS ARCHIVES This was part of a larger ad from the Royal Cafe in Neepawa. It appeared in the May 29, 1975 edition of The Neepawa Press.



Ask the questions

Many decades of reading, observing and writing has caused me to be very interested in many topics. It has also taught me to question just about everything and I don’t mean in a cynical or nasty way. I just think it’s good to question just about everything you see, read or hear.

Recently, I read an article by a reputable writer about temperature changes. The article was well thought out and well written and showed that temperatures at various weather stations have gone up since 1950. I don’t doubt that is true. What I want to know is where those weather stations are located. If they are located at airports, as they often are, let’s think back to 1950. Take Winnipeg airport for example. In 1950, it was in an open prairie area with few buildings around it. There wasn’t nearly the acres of concrete that are there now and the number of airplanes was far fewer in number. The planes were mostly single engine planes, some with two engines and a few four engine planes. Jets were rare. Do you see any factors in that description that might be adding to the temperature at Winnipeg airport since 1950. Any claim about temperature increases at Winnipeg airport need to be examined in light of those changes. I know for a fact that the airport was in the middle of a wide expanse of open prairie, not only from looking at old maps and pictures but because my older brothers told me they could run out from their house on the last street on the west side of Winnipeg and play near the airport. Great fun, watching the WWII planes coming and going all day.

Right in the Centre

Ken Waddell

Back in my University days (1960s) we were told the world was running out of oil. All the oil that was made by compressed plant life and dinosaurs or whatever would run out. There’s two problems with that story. One is we haven’t run out of oil yet, they are discovering more all the time and who is to say that the earth’s pressure might be still squishing stuff into more oil. Oil shortages may come some day, but we certainly haven’t met the targets that people set in the 1960s.

We have also been told that the solution to poverty is more government money. I am sure government has a role to play in battling poverty, but I think poverty has a lot to do with attitude. Let it be said, if someone is in a bad situation, they need help, no question. That help needs to come from family when available, community when available, from faith groups whenever possible, lots of places. Poverty is real but it can be beaten, one family at a time.

There’s another problem these days. Food is very expensive. That’s for sure, no question, but compared to what? If a person owns two or three homes or goes on unnecessary trips, are they short of money for food or victims of misplaced priorities? Food


Scrolling through the news the other night, I stopped and listened to a Canadian broadcaster explain how some of the fires currently burning in British Columbia – and it happens elsewhere, are not man made or caused my lightening strikes. They are fires that smouldered underground all winter and once the earth above the embers was dry enough, a full fledged fire emerged. Yes, there is enough air below the surface, especially in areas where there is peat or decades of decay amassed. Nothing he said was new to me, or surprised me. Rather, it took me back fifteen or so years.

is still pretty cheap in this country.

And here’s a story that amuses me. People love their junk food, their pets and their entertainment. If you are feeling a bit pinched, are those three things really necessary. You can’t blame the cost of food on junk food, pet food, expensive family holidays and, yes, disposable diapers. There was a day when parents bought or made washable cloth diapers. A bit messy but for those who are truly concerned about landfills, remember that 40 billion disposable diapers end up in the landfill every year.

Then finally, why on earth do we use bottled water? Really, bottled water? In most communities, the water is good enough to drink from the tap. Even if the chlorine level is bit high, let the water sit in a jug for a few hours (that’s what we do) and it will be fine.

These are just some random thoughts on what have become accepted facts that need to be questioned once in a while. Always question things, be nice about it, but ask the questions.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in thiscolumn are the writer’s personal views andare not to be taken as being the view of the Banner & Press staff.

While residing on the acreage east of Neepawa we had a designated burn area. All winter long fallen branches would be piled in a spot just north east of the house, east of the – for us, coal barn. Come spring there would be the regular tree trimming and pruning, and again, all debris heaped on the pile. It made for some glorious after dark bonfires, many wiener roasts with toasted marshmallows for dessert. In short, a family favourite location, enjoyed by several generations. It must have been a drier than usual summer, for despite the fire being thoroughly doused before leaving the site, (Mandatory that the water hose be connected, on site, at the ready, as well as several pails of water on standby – always!) a few days later we spotted wisps of smoke feet away from the fire pit site. A quick look revealed that the fire had travelled underground, through the decades of manure is my guess, and ignited the dry grass on the surface. Assessing the situation, we poured on much water, mowed a large area and removed all the clippings. It happened more than once. The most dramatic was the morning I looked out the upstairs bathroom window and spotted an ancient maple ablaze, meters away from the start point of the fire. I was heading out to work, so I alerted the grandson, aware that he would be capable of handling the situation. Now, to be fair, sharing this memory with him, he felt that the old maple was the result of another fire, knowing Ed’s stand on frivolous fires, and especially after one or two incidents, I hope sincerely that this was one and the same underground smouldering blaze!

My reflection veered to meddling. How many times have I stuffed an emotion, usually a negative one, deep down underground. The heat of the moment passes, the undealt with anger/disgust/despair buried: until the conditions are ideal for the smouldering ember to be fanned into flame. And sadly, too often, the recipient of the negative emotions isn’t deserving of it, or the source of it, simply present at the wrong time. There are times when the conflagration erupts far from the source but erupt it will. I would like to think that I am learning as I go through life. Just as we learned to be much more safety conscious with our bonfires, I would like to think that I have been much more careful with dealing with all my emotions, positive and negative- protect the innocent! And all this from a newscast…

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Taking the “back door”

It was the worst score I had ever received on a test. I was taking a summer course, one of two university courses I needed to complete my Theology degree. This class proved to be a real challenge. The instructor knew the course material very well; but had trouble communicating with class members. Class sessions were 2.5 hours per day, 5 days a week for three weeks. I took detailed class notes and reviewed them faithfully.

Then came the first section exam– 20 multiplechoice questions; not one of which had anything to do with the material covered in class. They were all based on assigned readings from the text and (to me, at least) looked like they had been chosen from a booklet of possible exam questions which the book’s publisher supplied to instructors.

Answers were recorded on a separate sheet and graded electronically. In this case, the computer did not lie. My score was very, very low. Fortunately, it was worth only 10 per

cent of my final grade. But I learned how that instructor created exams. So for the next two, including the final, I mastered the assigned readings; and earned very high marks.

So I can relate to the answers a veteran insurance agent gave a new recruit who had just joined his agency. “Sir,” the recruit asked the veteran, “how did you become so successful?”

“That’s easy,” the veteran replied. “I used good judgment.”

“And how,” the recruit continued, “did you acquire good judgment?”

The veteran smiled and said: “By making mistakes.”

“And why,” the recruit concluded, “did you make mistakes?” Looking him in the eye, the veteran answered: “Poor judgment!”

That’s how life is for all

of us. We live. We work. We do some things well. But, far too often, it seems; we make mistakes. And from the moment we make those mistakes, we must deal with the looks, hear the words and cope with the attitudes of those around us; some of which say: “You are a failure. You will never amount to anything.”

Don’t you believe it!! You are not a failure. You have never been a failure. You will never be a failure. You are just taking the “back door” to success! And as you recover from your mistakes, you will learn two important lessons God wants us all to learn.

First, don’t let your past determine your present or define your future. Learn from your mistakes. Find out what caused themwhere you showed the poor judgment that lead to your

mistakes. You made them once, just like I did on the exam I referred to earlier. But you don’t need to repeat them; and you won’t if you learn from them.

Second, God uses our mistakes, our failings and even our sins to deepen our faith in him and to point us in the direction he wants us to go. St. Paul, who experienced this truth in his own life, put it this way: “We know that for those who love God, all things work together for good...”

(Romans 8:28)

Human history is filled with stories of people who made colossal blunders but who, by God’s grace and with his help, were able to recover from their mistakes, rebuild their credibility and live out their days with wisdom, humility, dignity, courage and integrity. Our stories can end the same way. God specializes in taking broken people, putting them back together again and using them to bring hope, help and healing to others. He can do that for you. Believeand you will receive.

Gladstone cattle market report

The month is called “May” for a reason, “it may feel like summer” or “it may rain”, heck it might even snow! Parts of the province aren’t lacking moisture to get things growing. In fact, things are perhaps a little too wet to get any crop in. Heat and sunshine seems to be what’s lacking in the forecast to get things growing!

Well, if one can’t make dust in the fields, might as well get the cattle moved out to pasture. When it comes to marketing cattle this time of year, quality generally starts to decline while varieties of cattle increase, making it tough to fill loads and orders.

The market this week was fairly active; cattle fit for breeding or grass are bringing prices that shouldn’t be complained about and cows and bulls are also on the most wanted list with

high demands! Supply and demand is definitely supporting the cattle market. We sold 684 cattle through the ring in Gladstone on May 28. The market saw a variety of cattle. The market seemed slightly stronger in most spots, but was fairly steady for the most part; in some cases certain weight breaks trended softer, which made for a mixed outlook.

The first cut cattle are becoming few and far between, and are still in high demand! Second and third cut cattle are definitely showing signs of pressure, but are still bringing plenty more then they did one year ago! Cows and bulls traded with plenty of strength from 170.00 to 185 with stronger averages Bulls traded with power ranging between 215.00 to 230.00. Here are a few market highlights from Tuesday’s sale: Red steers weighed

536 and brought 445.00. Tan steers weighed 615 and brought 434.00. Black steers weighed 779 and brought 361.00. And a set of buckskin steers weighed 814 and they traded for 350.00. Heifers, red hided heifers weighed 540 and traded for 385.00. Black heifers weighed 625 and brought 359.00. Crossbred heifers weighed 760 and brought 314.00. And a top notch set of tan heifers that weighed 830 and they brought 312.25.

Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs down to the Town of Neepawa for putting off the repairs to the horrendous number of potholes in our streets and to Park Lake. One seriously considers sendingthe car repair bills to the Town for payment.

Ann Nielsen Neepawa, MB

CBC should be important to all Canadians

A recent issue of the Banner & Press offered a readers opinion that the CBC should be defunded because “it has a left wing bias” and is subsidized by the federal government in the amount of $1.24 billion. The author failed to recognize that consumers also involuntarily fund private media, newspapers, radio and television programming.

To achieve this goal private media strives to establish a variety of entertainment options designed to attract and retain a large consumer base to which it sells direct access to an advertiser. The advertiser in turn attaches the cost of advertising to their retail product lines resulting in consumers collectively paying a large portion of the cost of the entertainment they receive from private media outlets. Under this market driven system, the consumers right to know can on occasion become compromised by the private media outlets need to apply self censorship, downplaying any coverage that could possibly come in conflict with the economic and political priorities of its largest advertisers.

If the CBC disbanded its customer base would be dispersed to the private media outlets, increasing their market share and the ability to increase advertising rates. The reduction of $1.24 billion in public funding of the CBC would soon be offset by higher consumer prices required to fund increased private media advertising rates.

The real question is should the CBC provide both public entertainment and information? Some of the CBC produced documentary and drama series have been outstanding. The two season drama “Pure” being an example. When it comes to providing information from a Canadian context, CBC Radio is in a class of its own with its continuing in depth examinations of Manitoba, national and international issues, uninterrupted by a barge of loud and annoying commercial messages. This is an important issue taken in view to the extraordinarily high rate of public political, economic and foreign policy illiteracy, all too common amongst today’s adult population. This public illiteracy is cultivated and is extremely dangerous. It brought us Donald Trump and the ongoing circus that for the past eight years, effectively distracted public attention away from important issues of public policy. An annual survey in the US of public policy literacy rates, related to the sources of formation found that the consumers of Fox news programming were the least informed. I am unaware of similar survey being conducted in Canada, but I am reasonably certain that the results would be much the same. Without the presence of the CBC, Canada will continue to slide even further into the abyss of politics of personality, conspiracy theories and hot button issues. Once embarking upon this course is it possible for a society to reverse direction? Experience in the U.S. would indicate the answer is no.

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Gladstone Auction Mart Cattle Market Report May 28, 2024 Steers 3-400 lbs. $4.72 to 5.12 4-500 lbs. $4.34 to 5.00 5-600 lbs. $3.75 to 4.45 6-700 lbs. $3.34 to 4.34 7-800 lbs. $3.35 to 3.75 8-900 lbs. $3.19 to 3.50 900+ lbs. $2.63 to 3.17 Bulls $2.15 to 2.30 Heifers 3-400 lbs. $4.00 to 4.47 4-500 lbs. $3.71 to 4.41 5-600 lbs. $3.68 to 3.96 6-700 lbs. $3.24 to 3.63 7-800 lbs. $2.97 to 3.27 8-900 lbs. $2.75 to 3.12 900+ lbs. $2.35 to 2.93 Cows $1.70
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out of helen’s kitchen Helen Drysdale

Manitoba has over 100,000 lakes and many rivers so it’s no secret that this province has some of the best fishing in Canada. With nearly 100 species of fish, Manitoba has the third most diverse fish population in Canada. Manitoba is famous for its walleye, often called pickerel, which is found in many restaurant menus throughout the province. Depending on where you’re fishing you will find trout, white bass, catfish, northern pike, whitefish, bass, yellow perch, arctic char, and more. When it comes to fishing in Manitoba, you could go out and fish a different lake every day, without ever coming close to exploring them all. There are many popular fishing spots along the Red River. The farther north you go on the Red River, the better the fishing. Go fishing in Falcon Lake situated in Whiteshell Provincial Park or Jackfish Lake is in Duck Mountain Provincial Park, Max Lake is in Turtle Mountain Provincial Park and on it goes. Lake Dauphin is a popular ice fishing destination. This is when Walleye fishing is at its finest. Northern Manitoba has fly-in destinations allowing you to fish for trophy lake trout, northern pike, walleye, and arctic grayling.

Before you can set out to your quiet peaceful spot to fish you’ll need to get a Manitoba fishing license. This applies to all anglers aged 16 and over. It’s important to know how many of each type and size of fish you are allowed to keep. In the great outdoors with the sound of water you will enjoy the tranquility waiting for the thrill that comes from reeling in a big fish. Remember: Early to bed, early to rise, fish all day and make up lies. Pan-frying fish is one of the most delicious ways to cook fresh caught fish.

Pan Fried Fish

Pat the fish fillets dry. Excess moisture lowers the temperature of the oil or butter and causes splattering of fat. Lightly coat fish with flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Make sure the fish is covered entirely. Shake off excess flour. Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a large frying pan. Add the fish when the butter is hot. Don’t crowd the pieces of fish. Once you’ve placed your fish in the skillet, avoid the temptation to move it around. Let it cook undisturbed until it’s time to flip it over. Fry for about 5 minutes on each side until lightly browned. Delicious. Easy and tasty.

Creamy lemon baked fish

2 lbs. fish fillets

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup finely diced onion

2 Tbsp. flour

1 tsp. dry mustard

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 1/4 cup milk

1 Tbsp. parsley flakes

1 tsp. lemon zest

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

Place fillets in a greased baking pan. In a frying pan melt the butter and add the onions. Cook for several minutes, stirring. Add the flour and dry mustard and stir until absorbed and smooth. Add the salt, pepper, and milk. Stir and cook slowly until the sauce thickens. Add the parsley, lemon zest and juice. Spoon the sauce over the fish. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 30 minutes or until fish flakes easily.

Fish and veggies in foil

1 medium onion, sliced

1 small zucchini, cut in half moons

1/2 bell pepper, thinly sliced green beans or thin carrot sticks

1 Tbsp. olive oil

4 fish fillets

2 Tbsp. butter, melted

2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper

1 1/2 tsp. Dash

1 lemon, thinly sliced into 8 pieces

Cut four pieces of heavy duty aluminum foil about 15 inches long (if using regular aluminum foil, double it). Divide veggies between the pieces of foil. Drizzle oil on vegetables and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place a fish fillet on top of each vegetable pile. Combine butter, garlic, salt, pepper, and Dash and spoon over fish, dividing evenly. Top each pile of fish and vegetables with two thin slices of lemon and wrap foil around ingredients, folding edges to seal well.

To Grill: Preheat grill to medium high and place fish packets directly on grill. Close cover and cook 1/2-inch fillets about 15 minutes (until fish flakes easily with a fork). Cook thicker fillets longer as needed. To Bake: Place packets on a baking sheet in a 400°F oven for about 20 minutes, or until done.

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Funds being redirected into Neepawa’s pothole problem

Pothole repairs in a few key locations, such as Hamilton Street (above) has started this week in Neepawa. The Town of Neepawa is also planning to transfer some funding from other projects to roads.

Some money already accounted for within the Town of Neepawa’s 2024 financial plan is being redirected into the roads. Manager of Operation Denis Saquet provided an update to Council on Tuesday, May 21 related to a few projects that had been on the books for this year.

“[Regarding] upcoming tenders, we still have some equipment tenders to do and additional road patching, Fire Hall patching, stuff like that. A lot of those projects though are still up in the air, because we looked at reconfiguring some of the allocated budget we had set aside for some of our planned projects for 2024, and redirecting those funds to some of the streets that need additional love and care,” said Saquet.

Saquet clarified that he has specifically sent out requests for quotes on repairs to Mill Street and Hamilton Street, from the blocks of Mountain and First Avenue. He noted once those quotes come

in, they can be reviewed and approved immediately so that. “We can pull the trigger on those.”

As for the general fill of potholes across the community, Saquet those plans are starting to come together, as a unit to assist with road patching has been booked for June.

“This week, we’ll also do some complementary work, and have asked the staff to get some hot mix, so we can start [repairs] on some of those bigger craters that we’ve got. They’re getting just outrageous. If

the weather can let up, we can manage to get back out there, clean the zones that need to be cleaned and start patching,” said Saquet. “We will focus in on some of the biggest ones, and then work around after that.” Council reviewed and approved the request for the reallocation of funds for Mill and Hamilton. There is no specific date just yet for when that work could proceed, but it is expected to advance as quickly as possible.

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‘Smiles, laughs, love and community support’

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Although members of the Campbell family were unable to attend in person that day, an opening comment from Leanne Campbell was provided and read by Jerra Green ahead of a moment of silence for those lost.

The following is a portion of the statement provided that day:

“Grieving is one of the loneliest things you will do in this lifetime. Everyone carries their own unique loss(es) in their own way. This Saturday the community is addressing that loneliness and coming together to remember and grieve those we have lost. ,” said Leanne. “We are forever grateful to the Green Family for including Zander and his legacy fund in the planning of this event. We will continue to honour our amazing son by raising awareness for mental health, honouring his memory by sharing stories and supporting our community and the activities he loved. ”

Currently, a tally of donations and a count of participants is still being conducted. And, as of dis -

Several hundreds of people of a variety of ages participated in the memorial walk/run and fundraiser in Carberry on May 25. Pictured left: Smiles, laughs and conversation were shared along the walking route. Pictured right: These prehistoric characters provided extra fun and smiles for the young attendees in particular. They also joined the walking group on their trek.

cussion with Jerra on May 28, donations were being made.

“Thank you to everyone who attended from out of

town and from within the community despite the weather. We had a great turnout and a lot of support,” said Jerra. “It was

BPSD files defamation suit over parents’ online accusations

A series of social media posts has sparked litigation from the Beautiful Plains School Division.

Erik Pindera of the Winnipeg Free Press first broke the story on Friday, May 24 that the school division had filed a lawsuit in the Court of King’s Bench. In its court filings, Beautiful Plains brought action against a woman who the Division alleges made “defamatory” and “false” comments online accusing teachers of wrongdoing. The lawsuit was filed by the law firm Fillmore Riley LLP, who are based out of Winnipeg.

The Free Press report indicated that between Apr. 30 and May 13, the accused supposedly pub -

lished multiple videos and posts on her Facebook page, accused teachers from R.J. Waugh Elementary School and Carberry Collegiate in Carberry, of being abusive to students.

The court brief filed by the Division also stated that in those videos, the woman mentioned specific principals and teachers and accused a school of being at fault for a number of deaths in the community, When alerted of the videos, Beautiful Plains School Division, requested the woman to remove them. According to the court filing, she initially refused, but then removed one and reposted it without the ‘emotional charge.’

However, the accused allegedly continued to post disparaging remarks and

videos about the division and its employees throughout May, according to the court brief, first published on May 24 by the Free Press. Since the lawsuit was filed on May 14, five of the videos had apparently been taken down, while two videos and four written posts had remained online. On May 21, according to the motion brief, the woman had emailed the division claiming to have taken down all the videos and posts.

great to see. There were a lot of smiles, laughs, love and community support, and that’s what it’s all about.”

Jerra added, “We’re very thankful for everyone’s continued support.”

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A fair weekend ‘before and after’

What a difference a day (& a bit) makes, as the rain and snow storm on Friday, May 24, made things interesting for the Neepawa & District Chamber of Commerce Fair over the weekend. Shown here is a series of comparisons between sites at the fair on the day of the storm and those same sites on Sunday, May 26. With sunny weather available, the grounds were packed and plenty of fun was had.

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Canadian beef exports higher

Canadian beef exports have been gaining traction in 2024; with monthly volumes up 2-16 per cent from January to March.

Beef exports in the first quarter of 2024 totalled 136,842 tonnes, up nine per cent in volume from the same period last year and 23 per cent higher than the five-year average. Domestic beef production in the first quarter was steady with last year and up 3.7 per cent from the five-year average. Larger exports suggest the international consumer was willing to pay more for beef, pulling product away from the domestic consumer. Exports to the US

totalled 102,000 tonnes in the first quarter, up 11 per cent from 2023 and 27 percent higher than the five-year average.

Beef imports have also been above year ago levels throughout the first quarter. Totalling 47,300 tonnes, imports were up 15 per cent from last year and up 12 percent from the five-year average. Even though beef imports went up along with exports, there was a net increase in Canadian beef exports. For more information contact the Manitoba Agriculture office in Portage at 204-239-3353 or Shawn.

Canadian field crop stocks mostly lower

As of Mar. 31, 2024, total stocks of wheat, oats, corn and soybeans were all down, while stocks of canola and barley increased, compared with the same period in 2023.

Total wheat stocks were down 15.4 per cent year over year to 11.8 million tonnes as of Mar. 31. On farm stocks fell 15.9 per cent to 8.4 million tonnes, while commercial stocks decreased 14.2 per cent to 3.4 million tonnes.

Stocks of canola were up 17.5 per cent year over year to 8.3 million tonnes as of Mar. 31. The gain was attributable to a 16.3 per cent increase in on-farm stocks to 6.7 million tonnes and

a 22.7 per cent rise in commercial stocks to 1.6 million tonnes. Canola exports for this period were down 36.0 per cent, well below the fiveyear average. The decrease in canola exports was due to high global supplies of soybeans and palm oil. Domestic use of canola, largely for crushing, reached a record 8.1 million tonnes (+10.8 per cent).

Total stocks of grain corn were down 8.9 per cent year over year to 8.3 million tonnes. On-farm stocks decreased 6.9 per cent to 5.3 million tonnes, while commercial stocks fell 12.3 per cent.

Imports of grain corn rose 62.4 per cent to 1.8 million tonnes, because of increased demand for animal feed in Western Canada.

Soybeans drop slightly

Soybean stocks edged down 0.9 per cent year over year to 2.0 million tonnes as of Mar. 31. Both on-farm stocks (-0.9 per cent to 1.2 million tonnes) and commercial stocks (-0.9 per cent to 893 000 tonnes) decreased.

Barley stocks increased 10.5 per cent year over year to 3.1 million

tonnes as of Mar. 31, 2024. Domestic use—largely for feed—decreased 2.3 per cent to 4.8 million tonnes, as cattle producers in Western Canada opted to feed more corn. Exports of barley also decreased, falling 37.2 per cent.

Stocks of oats decreased by 50.9 per cent year over year to 1.3 million tonnes. This decrease was largely caused by low production during the 2023 growing season. Total stocks of lentils, flax and rye dropped 41, 10 and 42 per cent respectively.

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Provincial seeding progress

and tillering in the warm temperatures with fields greening up dramatically.

Dry Bean planting is at 24 per cent completion across the province.

making the move as weather conditions permit.

As of Tuesday, May 28, provincial seeding progress is about 64 per cent complete and behind the Five-Year average for this point of the season, which usually stands at 75 per cent.

Producers have focused on planting corn (80 per cent complete), spring wheat (87 per cent complete) barley (79 per cent complete) and peas (96 per cent complete). Canola planting continues with 41 per cent of the acres planted. Soybean planting is at 55 per cent completion. Producers are planting a variety of crops based on soil and weather conditions.


Winter cereal fertilizer applications are complete with field survival at 85-95 per cent and only a few fields terminated. Winter cereal stands are growing rapidly

Cereals in the Central region are the most advanced with much of the early seeded cereals at the five-leaf stage with one tiller.

Spring wheat seeding is at 87 per cent complete, barley seeding is at 79 per cent and oats is at 76 per cent across the province.

Grain corn planting is 80 per cent complete with most of the early planted corn at V3 stage.


Both canola and sunflower planting is at 41 per cent completion across the province.


Field pea planting is at 96 per cent completion across the province.

Soybean planting is at 55 per cent completion across the province.


Rains throughout the week and over the weekend are stimulating pasture growth and the landscape is green. Hay fields and pasture are both in good shape with standing water in some areas.

Tame hay growth is now up to 16 inches. Pastures and alfalfa are quickly greening up and will make use of the current availability of moisture.

All low-lying areas and ditches have water standing/flowing. Alfalfa stands are about 12” tall and dense. Most bromes and ryegrasses are building up steam and tillering.


Several beef cattle operations have animals fully on pasture and others are

Most cattle have entered some kind of pastures to avoid the mud which has appeared in the overwintering areas and to make the most of the strong pasture growth. In some cases, there may be enough growth to meet livestock nutritional needs, but supplementary feeding is still taking place on some farms. Producers are checking their fences and carrying out necessary maintenance work ahead of the grazing season. Cattle vaccination is underway. Calving is ongoing but will wrap up by the end of the month.

Dugouts are full and water levels are currently adequate.

Expanded details on the weekly crop report can be found online at: agriculture/crops/seasonalreports/crop-report/pubs/cropreport-2024-05-28.pdf

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Drawing attention to youth arts

Upcoming exhibit opening luncheon to benefit NACI’s art program

The Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute (NACI) will be receiving an art-centred boost next week. This boost comes in a couple forms. These are a fundraiser lunch on June 6 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Brad Mummery’s exhibit Earth Fire Wind, and presentations to Neepawa students throughout the day. Both activities are taking place at the local arts and culture centre, ArtsForward.

Brad Mummery has a long-standing history in the arts and for supporting youth art initiatives. As a bus driver, he used to hold annual art contests for his student passengers; has taught classes, such as for scroll saw art for 4-H members; is a member of the Neepawa Area Men’s Shed, which makes an assortment of community projects, and more.

“That’s what really floats my boat, is inspiring the

kids and to see the kids take off,” Mummery enthused.

Pieces that will be on display at the exhibit, Mummery notes, have been made specifically for the show.

“It’s been about 18 months in the planning,” said Mummery. “I wanted to get some exposure for not only my art, but to try to bring some culture and beauty to the community and support youth art initiatives [through this event].”

Mummery added, “The display is going to be set up on a progression basis, from where I started, basically, to where I’m at now… I wanted to encourage kids to, when they start making art, to stick with it. It’s something that builds over time.”

Mummery himself has always had an interest in woodworking, having built some furniture pieces in prior years. However, it wasn’t until his daughter was born in 1995 that he truly got his start.

“I went and bought a scroll saw from Co-op– just

a cheap one– and I started scrolling Disney characters, cartoon characters and animals to make a mobile for her– a brightly coloured one. And I got hooked on the scroll saw,” Mummery shared. “Shortly there-after I’d used someone else’s pattern to do a portrait and it didn’t take me long to figure out ‘why am I using someone else’s pattern? I can do my own’ and I developed an eye for cutting out the dark areas of a photograph to get a portrait.”

Mummery’s journey as an artist has brought him to exploring multiple mediums and methods such as wood working and scroll saw art and implementing an airbrush to finish carvings, to oils. Oils is the current medium that Mummery is exploring.

All are welcome to drop in to ArtsForward on June 6 to enjoy lunch, support youth arts in the community, and take in the sights on display as part Mummery’s Earth Fire Wind exhibit.

PHOTO BY CASPER WEHRHAHN Brad Mummery, pictured with one of his works.

Misc Neepawa Town Council briefs

Some notable items were discussed at the most recent Council meeting for the Town of Neepawa. Some of the topics included:

• Councilor Jason Nadeau confirmed that Debbie Unger, the Branch Supervisor for the Neepawa Public Library was retiring. Unger’s last official day was Friday, May 24, after serving for nine years in the position. Nadeau thanked Unger for her dedication to the library over her tenure. He also noted that interviews for the position are currently underway.

• Councilor and Deputy Mayor Murray Parrott discussed a recent meeting with Public Works and alternative plans being explored for road repairs. Details on these discussion are expanded upon in the article ‘Funds being redirected into Neepawa’s pothole problem’, located on Page 6 of this week’s edition.

• Councilor Yvonne Sisley notified Mayor and Council that Neepawa had received a grant for ParticipACTION, the national program started to promote healthy living and physical fitness. Details on the local programs being supported will be updated on the Neepawa Recreation website. Sisley noted that the Neepawa Swimming Pool will open on Monday June 3. As well, she made a call to action in the community to volunteer for Neepawa’s Canada Day festivities. Anyone who would like to help can contact the Town office at 476-7600 for further details.

• Councillor Lisa Pottinger reported that there had been a recent meeting of the board for the Beautiful Plains Medical Community Medical Clinic. She noted the preliminary numbers for the [Farm & Leisure Lotto] were sounding positive. Pottinger also

indicated that there was discussion of shifting focus, for a time, from raising money for the clinic building to equipment for the new hospital. That talk, however, is very much in the preliminary stages and is just an idea brought up around the board table at this point.

• Councillor Marijka Kostenchuk offered an update from the recent HAND meeting. A free income tax seminar which recently took place was very well received. As well, the community meal program has maintained good numbers.

• Chief Administrative Officer Colleen Synchyshyn notified Council of a recent correspondences from the Rossburn Trail Association, extending an invitation to participate in Manitoba Trails Day event in Erikson on June 1. As for new business, Synchyshyn shared details on the possible formation of a committee examining a multi-use facility in Neepawa. Representatives with the Yellowhead Centre, the Neepawa Golf & Country Club and the Neepawa Curling Club are in the preliminary stages of assembling a steering committee to explore options for the future. The Town of Neepawa has been invited to seat a member on that committee. Mayor Brian Hedley was recommended to fill that seat. It should be clarified that this is in the very early stages of discussion.

• The Town of Neepawa has agreed to the sale of land on Isabel Street to Habitat for Humanity. Because this is a non-profit organization, the Town has agreed to sell the plot at a reduced rate, as part of an in-kind amount of support for the endeavour. If the lots are valued at $60,000, then the land will be sold at $30,000, with the in-kind supports for the Town at $30,000. Council reviewed and approved the sale.

Neepawa Air Cadets hold annual ceremonial review

A year’s worth of hard work, discipline and dedication were celebrated on Thursday, May 23 at the #9 Royal Canadian Air Cadets ceremonial review. Around 15 cadets were in their best uniforms, marched and did drills while their parents, relatives and friends looked on with pride.

To go along with the ceremony, the cadets were also awarded their levels and rank advancements. For the 2024 #9 Air Cadet Annual Ceremonial Review Awards, the recipients were as follows:

Mention in Despatches: Sabrina Fredbjornson.

Level 1 and Promotion to Corporal: LAC Elise Little; LAC Rylan Sprik; and LAC Norwin Sumodlayon.

Level 2 and Promotion to Corporal: LAC Ronmer Canon; LAC Elija Medina; and LAC Roan Warwaruk.

Level 2 and Promotion to Flight Corporal: Cpl Andrie Comila; Cpl Logan Curaming; Cpl Leighton Fredbjornson; Cpl Anna Kundys; Cpl Isaiah Nabong; and Cpl Aiden Sprik.

Level 3 and Promotion to Sergeant: FCpl Faith Inkster; and FCpl Bronson Mutch.

Promotion to Sergeant: FCpl Medwin Sumodlayon.

Top picture: The members of #9 Neepawa Air Cadets pose for a picture at the completion of their 2024 Ceremonial Review and Awards. Top left and right: The ceremony featured the cadets, in full uniform, marching and doing precision drills for friends, family members and administrators.

Excellence in Drill: Corporal Ron-mer Canon and Flight Corporal Leighton Fredbjornson.

Excellence in Drill Leadership : Sergeant Faith Inkster.

Level 1 of Excellence: Cpl Rylan Sprik.

Level 2 of Excellence: FCpl Andrie Comila; FCpl Isaiah Nabong; and FCpl Aiden Sprik.

Level 3 of Excellence: Sgt Faith Inkster.

Air Cadet League of Canada Long Service Medal & Bar: FSgt Elizabeth Little

The #9 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is one of the longest-serving squadrons in all of Canada, tracing its history back to 1941.

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Padres, Pirates and Royals win in Santa Clara League play

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The Portage Padres and Plumas Pirates both won on Wednesday, May 22 to stay undefeated on the season. The Carberry Royals was the other winner on a cool Wednesday night.

In Neepawa, Portage won 12-5 over the Cubs winning their second straight road game to open the season. The Padres moved to 2-0 after chasing 2023 top pitcher Garrett Rempel after four innings. The Neepawa Cubs (1-1) had two hit nights from Nate Stephenson and Cody Pasowisty

In Minnedosa, the Carberry Royals used all nine guys to hammer away on the Mavericks. Posting a 17-2 victory to earn their first win of the season.

The Royals (1-2) got a complete game win from Cory Billieart. Torey Scott

led the way offensively reaching base all five times, with three hits, three runs, an RBI, and two walks, including a game opening double. Cole Billieart helped his brother earned the win by going 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored. The Mavericks (0-2) John Hutton took the loss on the mound, while going 1-2 with an RBI to lead the Mavericks.

In Austin, Plumas doubled up on the A’s (01) with a 10-5 victory.The Pirates moved to 2-0 on the season.

Nolan Marriot hit a grand slam and drove in four for Austin in a losing cause. Alex Klassen took the loss on the bump.

Titans auto-protect Nolan Kozak

One player has been auto-protected by the Neepawa Titans, in advance of the 2024 Bantam Draft. Each year, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) announces its’ Auto-Protect list, which allows teams to list up to two players from their respective home zone.

The 2024 Auto-Protect list features 21 players born in 2008, who will no longer be eligible for the upcoming draft. This year’s list contains a total of 14 forwards and seven defensemen.

For the Neepawa Titans, they auto-protected Nolan Kozak from the Yellowhead AAA Chiefs.

The 16-year-old forward played 44 games for the U-18 Chiefs last season, contributing nine goals and two assists.

The next order of business for the Titans will be the 2024 MJHL Draft, which is scheduled for Sunday, June 2.

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Edmund Hoyes “Ed” Bowley May 13, 1948 – May 24, 2024

Edmund Hoyes Bowley passed away peacefully with his family by his side on May 24th at 1:30 pm at the Brandon General Hospital at the age of 76.

Edmund Hoyes Bowley was born in Neepawa Manitoba on May 13th 1948 to Edmund and Viola Bowley of Harte, Manitoba. Dad grew up on the family farm at Harte until the age of 13 then the family moved into Carberry. There he worked for and apprenticed under his Dad for electrical and plumbing. He received his full electrical license at the young age of 19. He was the youngest certified electrician in Manitoba for many years.

He met Mom and they were married on April 24th 1971. They were blessed with 3 children Melanie, Mark and Linda. They celebrated 53 years of marriage in April. Dad and Mom lived in Brandon Manitoba where he worked on various projects. They soon decided to move to Carberry and this is when Dad decided to go on his own and start his own business Ed’s Electric, servicing Carberry and the surrounding area for many years. He then decided to move on and pursue something different, he was hired on at the Shilo base as an electrician originally but then became Contract Inspector on the base for 10 years .Then another opportunity came up for him to be Project Manager for our Health Care Region. Here he was to supervise projects and maintenance of all hospitals in the region.

Once he retired he enjoyed the simple life. He was very particular about his yard and spent many hours on his lawn mower. He was always up for a visit and a beer in his shop/man cave. Many problems were solved and many laughs were had in that shop.

While he was at the farm he found a new passion..... motorcycles. Against his family’s advice and disapproval of this new hobby, he did enjoy many rides with his good friends Jay and Barry.

In February of 2020 Dad and Mom moved into Carberry with the Condition Dad had to have a shop/man cave for him to enjoy. Once settled into Carberry and town life they formed many new friendships. He spent many hours cruising the streets of Carberry, checking to make sure everyone was where they should be. Dad loved reading his western pocket books, on cold or rainy days he would read 2 or 3 a day.

Then another new hobby of side x siding came, which Mom and Dad both very much enjoyed. Many good rides, lots of laughs with great friends.

Dad was also a senior member of an elite Dart Club. He sure thought a lot of these guys and they always made him feel welcome.

Dad really enjoyed his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. He loved hearing about everything going on in their lives. Dad was fortunate to have his own Mom with him until she passed in 2019 at the age of 100. He faithfully visited her everyday to check in and keep her up to speed on the daily goings on. Dad enjoyed reading his western pocket books, cruising the streets of Carberry. Dad gave the best hugs, had an ear to listen, advice to give and was always there to help. Dad was truly our best friend, confidant, and he was a true gentlemen. Our hearts are broken, and we will miss him terribly.

Dad was predeceased by his parents Edmund and Viola Bowley, his sister Gail Mack, brothers in law Willy Mack, Glen Duncan and Jim Caughell.

Dad is survived by his loving wife Donna, daughter Melanie (Jason) Sam, Tylor Rylee and Travis, Cole and Whitley, son Mark (Laura) Torey, Elijah, Hunter and Madi, daughter Linda (Brett) Barrett (Kira) and Carter, Sistersin- law Marge Caughell and Sharon Duncan. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carberry Plains Cemetery with Shannon Bodnarchuk officiating.

As tokens of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 1379 Kenaston Blvd. Winnipeg, MB. R3P 2T5

Friends and family are invited to visit Edmund’s memorial page at, where memories and condolences may be shared.

Arrangements entrusted to: Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

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She loved and she was loved.

Isabelle McConnell passed away peacefully on October 20, 2023 at the age of 82 years, with her husband of 62 years, Carl, and children, Brenda and Rick, at her side.

Her life was happy and full with all she loved, including her family; grandchildren Terrilyn and Bradly and great granddaughter Zaidyn, her sisters Linda and Judy, and brothers Ron, Larry, and Lyle who she often spoke of.

Many remember her, and her smile, from her almost 40 years at Safeway. Her free time was filled with the many types of crafts she perfected, camping and traveling to the West Coast and winters in Yuma, AZ.

Life got simpler with age, but remained full with Sunday brunch with friends, country drives, reading and puzzles on her tablet, preparing her appreciated Instapot meals and evenings watching movies.

Linda Arlene Olmstead (nee McLaughlin, formerly Martin) November 1943 – May 2024

Linda Arlene Olmstead passed away peacefully at the Minnedosa personal care home on May 16 2024 at the age of 80.

Linda was born November 12, 1943 in Neepawa Manitoba. Linda was the first of four children to Art & Mary Mclaughlin, followed by sister Marie and brothers Jim and Blair. Linda spent her childhood in Neepawa and graduated high school at NACI. After graduating she married Vincent Martin of Oberon in August 1961. Vince and Linda briefly lived in Winnipeg before moving back to Oberon in 1963 taking over the family farm. There they raised 3 children, sons Thomas & Darin, and daughter Shawna. Linda was busy keeping the house in order, raising the children and being a farmer’s wife. She was active in the community and enjoy socializing with family and friends. When the kids were old enough Linda went back to school and studied nursing. First achieving her LPN, then RN and Bachelor of nursing. Her nursing career started at Neepawa Hospital and finished at Brandon general Hospital where she worked in several different departments over the years. She enjoyed nursing very much and the friendships she gained with so many coworkers.

After the loss of her husband Vince in 2003, and retiring from nursing in 2006, she met Neil Olmstead from Carberry, Manitoba. Linda and Neil married in 2008 and lived in Carberry. They enjoyed traveling, dancing, golfing, playing cards and socializing with mutual friends. They would spend winters in Texas and summers at home until health issues made it difficult to travel.

Linda was predeceased by her parents Art & Mary McLaughlin, husband Vince, daughter Shawna and infant son. Linda is survived by husband Neil Olmstead and his family, Sons Thomas & Darin (Tracey) granddaughters Laura & Sarah.

We would like to acknowledge and thank all the caring staff at the Carberry hospital and the homecare team who helped take care of Linda over the last few years.

A special thank you to the staff at Minnedosa care home for all your dedication and compassion with Linda while she was with you.

A memorial service was held on May 27 at the Neepawa United Church, at 1:00pm. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to The Cancer Society. Joe Ball officiating. Private family interment will be held before the service.

White’s funeral Home in care of the arrangements.


Meyers Auctions & Appraisals. Call Brad at 368-2333.


Polled Hereford yearling bulls. Vern Kartanson. Minnedosa. 204-867-7315 or 204-867-2627

Polled simmental bulls. 1 good polled full blood yearling. Also, 2 extra age red bulls and yearlings. Bruce Firby. Minnedosa. Call 204867-2203

For Sale or Rent

Storage vans (semi trailers) for rent or sale. Anderson’s 204-385-2685, 204-3852997 Gladstone.

For Rent

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

Coming Events


Multi family sale with lots of items. June 8 (same day as town wide sale) 9 am - 2 p.m Minnedosa 101031 RD85N 1 mile east of the old mini golf


Arnold Flatt

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing Of Arnold Louis Flatt of Gladstone. Dad passed away peacefully at the Neepawa Hospital on Tues. May 21, 2024. Arnold was born February 11, 1927 in Glenella to Henry and Anna Marie (Krantz) Flatt. He grew up on the family farm and farmed with his dad as well as working on their custom thrashing/combining for people in the area as well as helping with their Massey Harris business which later was Flatt Implements. He always joked that he slept in a lot of hay lofts during the season. He always had a great love of horses sometimes breaking his own horses to drive a team hauling wood. He also loved to curl and competed many times in bonspiels in Winnipeg and locally.

Arnold married Fern (Stinson) in November, 1958 and together they farmed in the Plumas area. He had a great love of cattle and liked to share many stories talking to farmers at the Gladstone Auction Mart. He loved gardening and always helped mom grow big gardens to help fill the freezer for the winter. Dad always enjoyed Sunday suppers with family, a good game of cards, a good book, playing pool, and the VLT's.

Arnold was predeceased by his Wife Fern, Sisters Irene, Leona (in infancy), Wilhemina, brother Don, nephew Alan Scott, nephew Dean Olson, sister-in-law Shirley Olson, brother-in-law Lawrence Olson, sister-inlaw Simone Stinson, and brother-in-law Graham Stinson. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Barb (Ed) Grumpelt, grandson Tyler (Joellene), his sister Joyce Scott of Boissevain, his two special nieces Gayle (Colin), Heather (Laurie), and many other great nieces and great great nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the Home Care staff at Centennial Apts for their excellent care and compassion shown to dad over the years.

The family also wishes to thank Dr. Tariq and the Neepawa Hospital staff for their excellent care of dad over the last couple of weeks. Dad we will always remember all the knowledge and life lessons you taught us through the years especially with your love of weather patterns. We will miss you forever. Until we meet again.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Plumas United Church with Wendy Denbow officiating. Internment at Gladstone Cemetery. Clarke’s Funeral Home Gladstone – MacGregor in care of arrangements.

Coming Events

Expressive Dance with Crystal. Dance classes for 2 yrs and up, Itsy Bitsy Yoga - infant up to toddler. Adult and boys classes offered. Jazz/ hiphop, Tap, Contemporary, Highland, Celtic Irish, Theatrics, Ballet, Couples Dance, Stretch class, Belly dance, Jigging and the Charleston. Summer Dance Camp, July 8 - 12. Registration for both starts Monday, June 10, 4-8 pm at the studio in Minnedosa. For further information call, text or email, Crystal, cell 204-867-2446 or home 204-867-3561, or email at


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


Cremains of Mervyn and Doreen Montgomery , former residents of Neepawa will be interned in Neepawa Cemetery on June 11/2024 at 1300hrs. Lot 18 , Blk 7 ,Rge 14 . Son Bud/Debbie Montgomery and daughter Sandra/ Jim Scott will be present . Please feel free to join the family if you would like to share your memories of Merv or Doreen.

Minnedosa Handivan 204868-8164 Mon-Fri 9:00-3:30

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


Looking for a farmer or person who has a mower that can cut about 35 acreages of grassland land on an ongoing basis. In the Sandy lake/ Newdale area. 403-608-0736

Thank You

Lynne & Wendy would like to express our appreciation and thanks to the many folks who have been so kind and thoughtful over the years to our brother, Duane Stewart. Thanks to everyone who attended the Celebration of Life for Duane, for the cards, messages, flowers and donations made in memory of Duane. Duane never hesitated to share his love of Kelwood and the Kelwood Fair was especially important to him. Your kindness and support continue to bring us comfort during this sad and difficult time.

In Memory

In Memory of “SMITTY”

June 1, 1997

Til Memory fades and life departs, You Live Forever in our Hearts!

Dorothy and Family

Gayle Hunter

June 20, 1940 - June 3, 2023

Our time together was special So were the memories we made And although you live in Heaven now

Those memories never fade.

You’ll always be remembered

And time may heal my heart

But a piece of me is missing

Since the day we had to part.

Loving & missing you

Cherie, Randy & family

Sandra Gayle Hunter

June 20, 1940 - June 3, 2023

It’s been a year now since God called you home to rest

And Ryan and I sure miss you, cause Mom, you were the best Always there to comfort us when things weren’t going right

Always encouraging us to keep our goals in sight

We miss your sense of humor, and the way you’d make us laugh

And mom we even miss the times when we’d receive your wrath

We miss the constant comfort of you always being there

We miss the way we always had your total love and care.

Always loving you and continually missing you Wendy & Ryan

In Memory

Heritage Co-op is accepting applications for the position of an Accountant at our Administration Office in Minnedosa, MB.

Process close date June 3, 2024. Kindly visit our website for more information.


Industrial Plant Cleaner (NOC 65312)

Why join our team?

HyLife is a global leader in food processing, with a vision to be the best food company in the world. To achieve this, we are currently expanding our team and have exciting career opportunities at 623 Main St. Neepawa, MB. We are actively seeking to fill 10 positions.

The current starting wage is $22.20/hour with incremental increases to $23.55/hour based on tenure as per our Collective Agreement

Quick Facts:

• Culturally diverse – employ people from all over the world

• Fully integrated facility –Feed Mills, Barns, Transportation, and Production Plant

2500+ employees worldwide

We Care about our employees, communities, customers, animals, and our environment

What we can offer you:

• Competitive Wage

• Vacation: 10 working days of paid vacation as per our collective bargaining agreement

• Comprehensive Benefits package – health coverage, dental plan, vision care, long-term disability, and pension plan

• Permanent full-time employment (74-80 hours per bi-weekly)

• PM Shift Premium

• Full training, with genuine opportunities for career progression

• Employee Referral program - $500!

• Free parking

• Company events And more!!!!

Your duties may include:

• Cleaning and sanitizing butcher and slaughter production areas and everything in between to ensure top-quality food safety standards.

• Operating cleaning equipment like high-pressure hoses to clean production equipment.

• Using cleaning chemicals with respect and following Material Safety Data Sheets.

• Ensuring all Quality Assurance checks are performed.

• Maintaining a safe, clean, and organized work area throughout the facility.

• Collaborating as a team to meet tight deadlines, ensuring production floors operate on time.

We are looking for people who are:

• Fit and capable of working in a physically demanding role. Capable of bending, lifting, and climbing.

• Available to work the Monday to Friday shift from 11:30 PM to 8:00 AM.

• Capable of repetitive manual tasks and standing for long periods of time

• Capable of working in diverse environments, including exposure to varying temperatures, humidity, and odors

• Minimum of one (1) to seven (7) months experience in sanitation, or industrial cleaning or heavy-duty cleaning

• Completion of Secondary school or equivalent experience

• Able to effectively communicate in English

• At least 18 years old to meet the minimum age requirement

HyLi fe is dedicated to promoting equal employment opportunities for all job applicants, including those who identify as a member of the following groups: Indigenous people, Newcomers to Canada, Older workers, Veterans, and Visible minorities.

Ways to apply:

Online at or mail to PO Box 10,000, 623 Main St E, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0. Fax to: 204.476.3791 | Email to: | In Person at 623 Main ST. E, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0

For inquiries contact: Phone: 204.476.3393

Be a part of the HyLife experience

– your journey starts here!

We thank all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted

HERITAGE CO-OP is accepting applications for the following positions.

Position Closing Date

Produce Manager June 1, 2024

Human Resources Advisor May 31, 2024

Interested applicants should visit our website for more information.


Industrial Butcher (NOC 94141)

Why join our team?

HyLife is a global leader in food processing, with a vision to be the best food company in the world. To achieve this, we are currently expanding our team and have exciting career opportunities at 623 Main St. Neepawa, MB. We are actively seeking to fill 25 positions.

The current starting wage is $16.45/hour with incremental increases to $24.60/hour based on tenure as per our Collective Agreement

Quick Facts:

• Culturally diverse – employ people from all over the world Fully integrated facility –Feed Mills, Barns, Transportation, and Production Plant

• 2500+ employees worldwide

• We Care about our employees, communities, customers, animals, and our environment

What we can offer you:

• Competitive Wage

• Vacation: 10 working days of paid vacation as per our collective bargaining agreement

• Comprehensive Benefits package – health coverage, dental plan, vision care, long-term disability, and pension plan

• Permanent full-time employment (74-80 hours per bi-weekly)

• PM Shift Premium

• Full training, with genuine opportunities for career progression

• Employee Referral program - $500! Free parking Company events

• And more!!!!

Your duties may include: Slaughter, eviscerate, and mark hogs for further processing;

• Debone edible parts and remove inedible organs for parts;

• Cut pork carcasses into primal cuts for further processing, cutting, or packaging for local, national, and international premium markets.

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

• Minimum of one (1) to seven (7) months experience in meat cutting or slaughter or completed a program in Industrial Meat cutting

• Completion of Secondary school or equivalent experience

Able to effectively communicate in English

HyL ife is dedicated to promoting equal employment opportunities for all job applicants, including those who identify as a member of the following groups: Indigenous people, Newcomers to Canada, Older workers, Veterans, and Visible minorities.

Ways to apply:

Online at or mail to PO Box 10,000, 623 Main St E, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0. Fax to: 204.476.3791 | Email to:

In Person at 623 Main ST. E, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0

For inquiries contact: Phone: 204.476.3393

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.

Be a part of the HyLife experience – your journey starts here!

We thank all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted

Advertisements and statements contained herein are the sole responsibility of the persons or entities that post the advertisement, and the Manitoba Community Newspaper Association and membership do not make any warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, truthfulness or reliability of such advertisements. For greater information on advertising conditions, please consult the Association’s Blanket Advertising Conditions on our website at

URGENT PRESS RELEASES - Have a newsworthy item to announce? An exciting change in operations?

Though we cannot guarantee publication, MCNA will get the information into the right hands for ONLY $35.00 + GST/HST. Call MCNA (204) 947-1691 for more information. See under the “Types of Advertising” tab for more details.


DRIVERS or Construction workers? Have your blanket classified ads seen in the 31 Member Newspapers which are seen in over 368,000+ homes in Manitoba. Now booking Winter and Spring advertising for 2024. Please Call THIS NEWSPAPER NOW to book, or call MCNA at (204) 947-1691 for more details or to book ads.

Public Works Municipal Maintenance Green Team Positions

We are looking to hire two (2) Green Team employees to commence July 2, 2024, to August 30, 2024.

May start sooner depending on availability.

The approved applicants will aid in completing a variety of community projects that improve neighborhoods while promoting community involvement.

Applicants will be responsible for:

• Mowing in various locations throughout the municipality

• Staking out curb stops for utility system and lane markers

• Cleaning and monitoring around municipal dumpsters, checking recycle bins to be sure appropriate materials are in bins • Office and shop grounds maintenance

Applicants with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

• Aged 15 to 29

• Resident of Manitoba

• Legally entitled to work in Canada.

• Valid Social Insurance number Mandatory

• Must have a valid class 5 license for this position.

Resumes stating qualifications, work experience, and a minimum of three references must be received by Monday, June 10,2024.

We would like to thank all the applicants who apply, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

For further information please contact the Chief Administrative Officer, at (204) 834-6600 EXT 3. Resumes may be dropped off in person or: By Mail:

Municipality of North Cypress-Langford

Attention: CAO Teresa Parker Box 220 Carberry MB R0K 0H0 By Email:

MCNA - Manitoba Community Newspapers Association.


FORAGE SEED FOR SALE: Organic & conventional: Sweet Clover, Alfalfa, Red Clover, Smooth Brome, Meadow Brome, Crested Wheatgrass, Timothy, etc. Star City, SK. Birch Rose Acres Ltd. 306-921-9942. We put the class in Classifieds!


423 Mountain Avenue Neepawa, MB

invites applications for the following position: Full Time Custodian Beautiful Plains School Division is accepting applications for a full-time Custodial position at Hazel M Kellington School. Duties include the cleaning and maintenance of buildings, equipment and grounds under the direction of the Principal and/or Head Custodian. See Division website for more details on this position at Click on Job Postings.

Full-time Mechanic Required

Successful applicants must be self motivated, outgoing and friendly with the general public. A valid class 5 driver’s license is required.

Neepawa Tire is looking for a conscientious, qualityoriented, full-time Automotive Service Technician to join our team.


- Perform routine service and maintenance, including diagnosing and completing repairs on customer vehicles.

- Perform multi-point inspections in order to make recommendations to ensure the safety and reliability of Customer vehicles.

- Complete all work in a safe, efficient and effective manner.

- Ensure the completion of required documentation on all work/repair orders


- A valid red seal Journeyman’s certificate, or a level 3 or 4 apprentice

- Experience working in an Automotive dealership is preferred

- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work as a team

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

- Must possess and maintain a valid Manitoba Class 5 Drivers License.

We also offer a company benefit plan. Apply in person or submit your resume to:

NEEPAWA TIRE LTD Attn: Neil Gillies Box 999, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Phone: 204-476-5091 email:

Manitoba Community Newspaper Association Province-wide Classifieds
Help Wanted
Help Wanted Help Wanted Banner & Press neepawa Real estate Ashley McCaughan 204-212-0232 Colton Spraggs 204-868-8090 Your Place, Your Pace Phone: 204-476-2345 Toll Free: 1-877-476-2345 Follow us on Facebook for our listings and more! Trying to sell a property? Advertise your listings here!


Beautiful Plains Museum set for July opening

ReVolution Trailers

Spring Readiness


Inspect tires, brakes, suspension, travel lights, LP, CO2 & Smoke alarms, roof and trim sealant, repack wheel bearings

$269 single, $319 dual 1480 Springeld Rd Winnipeg, MB

Call Now: 204-955-7377


Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone PUBLIC NOTICE

Public Notice is hereby given that the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone may conduct the following Pesticide Control Program during 2024:

1. To control noxious weeds on road allowances within the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone. The projected dates of application will be from July 2024 to October 2024. The Herbicides that may be used include;

• 2,4D

• Clopyralid (MCPA)

• Dichloroprop

• Mecoprop-p

• Glyphosates

• Round-Up

2. To control rodents at the Waste Disposal Grounds at various times during the 2024 year using the following rodenticide;

• Contrac Blox

3. To control the following insect pests including mosquitos, beetles, cankerworms, etc. The proposed dates of application for these programs will be from July 2024 to October 2024. The insecticides that may be used include;

• Malathion • Vectorbac

The Public may send written submission or objections within 15 days of publication of the notice to the department below:

Environmental Approvals Branch

Manitoba Environment and Climate 14 Fultz Blvd., Box 35 Winnipeg, MB R3Y 0L6

Was fashion always a big deal, or is it only cool to keep up with trends today? How did kids complete school assignments without computers before? Why were the first cameras so big and what did photographers need to know in the past? Find out answers to these questions and lots more when you visit the mu-

seum this summer!

My name is Stacey Makyeyeva, and I am the summer curator at the Beautiful Plains Museum this year. I am a third-year science education major at Maranatha Baptist University in Wisconsin. In my free time I like to be outside with my family, hike, run, and play board games.

This year at the museum you can expect to see new displays,


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Rural Municipality of Rosedale intends to conduct the following Pesticide Control Programs during 2024:

1. To control noxious weeds on road allowances within the Municipality. The projected dates of application will be from June 2024 to October 2024. The herbicides to be used include:

• 2, 4-D Ester 700

• 2.4-D Amine 600

• Fiesta

• Navius Flex

• Tordon 22K

• Glyphosate

• Banvel vm

• Truvist

The public may send written submissions or objections within 15 days of the publication of this notice to the department below:

Environment and Climate Change

Environmental Approvals Branch

14 Fultz Boulevard (Box 35) Winnipeg MB R3Y 0L6


Notice of Amalgamation, Change in Langruth & Yellowhead Utility Rates

The Municipality of Westlake-Gladstone applied to the Public Utilities Board for amalgamation and revised water and wastewater rates for the Langruth Water and Wastewater Utility and Yellowhead Regional Water Utility, as set out in By-law No. 2023-03, read the first time on March 15, 2023.

The Public Utilities Board approved the revised rates in Board Order No. 54/24, as shown below. Council has given third reading to the revised by-law and the rates effective June 1, 2024 will appear on water and wastewater billings mailed at the beginning of Sept, 2024.

The approved rates are as follows:

For more information, the full Board Order No. 54/24 may be found on the municipality’s website at or you may contact the municipal office at (204) 385 2332.

Cindy Marzoff

Chief Administrative Officer Municipality of Westlake-Gladstone

find activities like old fashioned games for kids, old family records and pictures, and the impact and artifacts of Indigenous people from the past. Whether you have only half an hour or an afternoon to tour the museum, it is worth it to stop by.

If you have lived in the Beautiful Plains area your whole life and are able to trace back when your ancestors settled here, then you may

find records, pictures, or memories. On the other hand, if you have only lived in the area for a couple years, or are a newcomer, you can go back in time and see what Neepawa, and the surrounding area, was like. There are old photographs of what Mountain Avenue used to look like before people drove cars!

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to


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

TOWN OF NEEPAWA BY-LAW NO. 3229-24 being an AMENDMENT to the TOWN OF NEEPAWA ZONING BY-LAW NO. 3184-18, as amended.


Town of Neepawa Municipal Office, 275 Hamilton Street, Neepawa, MB


June 18, 2024 at 7:05PM


To rezone an area of land in the Town of Neepawa: FROM: “RS” – Residential Single-Unit Zone TO: “RT” - Residential Two-Unit Zone

This amendment will allow for future residential development of the subject lands.


An area of land described as Lot 3, Block 1, Plan 33580 and Lots 5 & 6, Plan 65638 NLTO in the Town of Neepawa as shown outlined in a heavy solid line on a map attached hereto and marked as Schedule “A” and made part of the amending By-law No. 3229-24

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeff Braun, Development Officer, Neepawa & Area Planning District Office 275 Hamilton Street, Neepawa, MB Phone: 1-204-476-3277 • Email:

upon request.

5 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. starting in July. If you have general questions feel free to call us at 204476-3896, or after hours at 204-212-2723. We are located on 91 Hamilton Street, Neepawa, MB. Hope to see you explore and learn new things about the past!

Thank you for reading the Neepawa Banner NEEPAWA BANNER & PRESS MAY 31, 2024 17 Announcement
Notice Wanted
For Sale
A copy of the above proposal and supported material may be inspected at the location noted above during normal office hours, Monday to Friday. Copies may be made and extracts taken therefrom,
June 1, 2024 December 1, 2024 December 1, 2025 December 1, 2026 Quarterly Service Charge $15.91 $15.86 $15.81 $15.76 Water (per cubic meter) $3.23 $3.38 $3.53 $3.66 Wastewater (per cubic meter) $0.72 $0.65 $0.58 $0.49 Minimum Quarterly Charge* $71.21 $72.28 $73.35 $73.86 Deficit Rate Rider (per cubic meter)** $3.51 - -Bulk Water Rate (per cubic meter) $5.25 $5.50 $5.50 $5.75 Reconnection Fee $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 Hydrant Charge $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 Wastewater Tipping Fee (annual) $650.00 $650.00 $650.00 $650.00 * Based on 14 cubic meters

Timed online auction for McCurry Farms Gladstone MB Bidding closes June 7th

Up for auction is a 2014 fendt 714, 100-06 and 13006 duetz, MF 220xl swather, JD8820 combine, plus more items.

Find all the details & bid online at

Auctioneer Josh Unrau 204-871-0279



For on-line bidding and pictures, visit Selling house, building on 2 acres and beekeeping equipment PROPERTY: 2-acre lot located in Rorketon; house- est 30’x25’ plus porch, 9’ ceilings; insulated building 40’x40’, 200amp service; BEE KEEPING EQUIPMENT: Multiple supers, super covers, feeder/super covers, hive bases, winter hive wraps, queen separators, bee box blankets; bee smokers/parts; 72-frame honey extractor, electric pump 3/4hp, 6-barrel honey tank, bee hive mover; puck board trough for holding bee frames; TRACTOR, VEHICLE, SOLAR AND OTHER EQUIPMENT: Ford 1200 diesel tractor, bucket, forks, 3pt hitch, 3’ disk; Ryder propane forklift; hydraulic pallet fork lift, 4400lb capacity; 2007 Isuzu NPR cube van, 4 cyl, not saftied; JD 130 riding lawn mower, 22hp, 38” cut; weed eater vacuum/blower; solar and electric powered fencers, wire, parts; Coleman 40w solar panels, solar charge controller; Honda EM 1800 generator; Sanborn 30gal air compressor; Garrison dehumidifier; no-flat solid replacement wheel; 1T chain hoist and much more! BID NOW AT WWW.GARTONSAUCTION.COM

Terms: Same day payment on all purchases; we accept

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2024 • SOFT CLOSE AT 7:00 PM VISIT for equipment details, pictures, and bidding. TRACTORS AND FARM MACHINERY: 2010 NH T6050 tractor with 850TL loader, 8’ bucket, bale spears, 10,173hrs, etc; Versatile 800 4wd tractor, 6 hydraulics; 1991 JD 444E loader with forks, 8’ bucket, dble bale prongs; 1987 Ford 8210 tractor, Leon 790 loader, bale forks, 3pt hitch, quad hydraulics, etc; 1985 Ford 7710 tractor, MFWA, 3pt, Allied 794 loader/bucket, 5038 hrs; tractor tire; Leon 9’ A-frame dozer blade; JD 9350 30’ seed drill; MF 13’ end-wheel seed drill; Terra Impl 14’ tandem disk, 20” disks; Rome 8’ breaking disk, 22” blades; MF 520 19’ tandem disk, 21” smooth disks; Farm King 720 twin-blade 540 PTO rough mower; CIH 730 30’ pull-type swather, 1000pto; Westfield auger, 7”x46’, 16hp B&S, electric start; Brandt auger 8”x56’, 540pto drive; Case 16’ deep tiller, mounted harrows, 16’’ sweeps, etc; Wil-Rich 36’ deep tiller, 10” shovels, 3-bar tine harrows; Laurier 50’ 4-bar tine harrows, twin cylinder lift; Intl 645 24’ Vibra shank cultivator, harrows, etc; Wil-Rich 34’ field cultivator, 3-bar harrows; Degelman 4 bat stone picker; Leon 425bu manure spreader, 1000pto, etc; HAYING EQUIPMENT, LIVESTOCK, OTHER: 2015 JD 569 mega-wide plus round baler, net wrap, 1000pto, monitor; 2006 JD 56 7 mega-wide round baler, net wrap, 1000pto, oiler, etc; 2012 NH hydro-swing mower conditioner; bale wrapper, bale shredder, etc; cattle tilt table, 8’ cattle chute, head/rear gates, Orion ET-17 AI tank, calf sled; drill stem pcs, ramps; fuel tank, outdoor light fixtures and more! BID NOW AT WWW.GARTONSAUCTION.COM



For on-line bidding and pictures, visit

TRACTORS, VEHICLES, TRAILERS: JD 3010 diesel tractor; tractor duals; 8’ Leon A-frame blade/hydraulic cylinder; Case 400 tractor, 4cyl diesel, etc; JD 3010 tractor, Farmhand F11 loader/forks; Hesston 130-90 tractor; grapple, bale forks, 3pt hitch; qty of JD parts; 1976 OIdsmobile Delta 88 Royal, 2-door sedan, 454 engine; 1974 Chev truck, 350 engine, 5&2 transmission, 16’ box, dual cylinder hoist; LeTourneau carryall scraper; farm trailers, etc; FARM MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT: JD 1635 tandem disc, 13’ cut, front/rear blades, etc; 10’ HD Rome breaking disk, 24’x1/4”discs; 16’ HD root harrows, hyd cylinder; Melroe 903 six-bottom auto reset plow; 42’ Bourgault 534-42 5 row cultivator, 3-bar harrows; new 11” cultivator shovels; 27’ Intl deep tiller cultivator, etc; Case Intl 7200 hoe drills 3’x14’; grain augers, hoppers; 20’ Versatile 400 swather/cab, etc; 64” canola roller assist; New Idea 486 round baler; bale/stack mover, NH 6-bale picker; stone pickers, manure spreader; hydraulic cylinders; 1000gal anhydrous wagon; trailing post pounder, 540pto pump; cattle handling chute/rack/headgate; corral panels, feeders/troughs; posts, barbed wire; fence line sprayer, tanks/ pumps; YARD, GARDEN, RECREATION, OTHER: Murray 11hp riding lawn tractor, 36” deck, etc; 36” pto-drive Rototiller; 18” electric lawnmower; Toro 5hp, 24” snow blower; 1980 Skidoo Everest L/C classic; wood bush sleigh; tool/ammunition boxes and much more! BID NOW AT WWW.GARTONSAUCTION.COM

& SURROUNDING AREAS SINCE 1992 PO Box 543 Dauphin, MB R7N 2V3 Phone 204-629-2583 Cell 204-648-4541
cash or credit card; All items sold as is, where is; Auctioneer and owners not responsible for errors or omissions; Sale is subject to additions and/or deletions ONLINE ONLY FARM RETIREMENT AUCTION FOR DONALD AND HEATHER LAMY MAKINAK, MB
AUCTION SERVICE SERVING THE PARKLAND & SURROUNDING AREAS SINCE 1992 PO Box 543 Dauphin, MB R7N 2V3 Phone 204-629-2583 Cell 204-648-4541 Terms: Same day payment on all purchases; we accept cash or credit card; All items sold as is, where is; Auctioneer and owners not responsible for errors or omissions; Sale is subject to additions and/or deletions ONLINE ONLY FARM RETIREMENT
AUCTION SERVICE SERVING THE PARKLAND & SURROUNDING AREAS SINCE 1992 PO Box 543 Dauphin, MB R7N 2V3 Phone 204-629-2583 Cell 204-648-4541 Terms: Same day payment on all purchases; we accept cash or credit card; All items sold as is, where is; Auctioneer and owners not responsible for errors or omissions; Sale is subject to additions and/or deletions Auctions Auctions Redi-Built and on site homes, Huron PVC Windows Birnie Builders Bi nie Build Redi-Built and on site homes, cottages, Garbage Bin TAC Ventures Inc. Steve Friesen 204-476-0284 @WOODisan.2019 Custom. Sustainable. Local. WURTZ BROS. LTD REDI-MIX CONCRETE • Concrete Pumpers • Excavation & Earthworks Contractor • Complete Demolition Service 204-466-2824 fax: 204-466-2999 Trenching • Ditching Dugouts • Demolition Winter Parking Lot Sanding Contact Pat Baker at 204-476-0712 Shawn Nugent Journeyman Electrician 1-204-476-6730 Box 2518 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Comfort Electric Experience, Quality, Integrity SERVING THE NEEPAWA AREA CALL NOW FOR ALL YOUR RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL NEEDS Trenching • Excavating • Landscaping Trucking • Water & Sewer • Demolition Dozer work • Ditching Belly Dump & End Dump Services Ag grega te Sales Eric 204-573-7661•Kyle 204-841-4409 JOHN’S ELECT RIC LTD JOHN’S ELECT RIC LTD ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS 476-3391 Neepawa Call us for all of your electrical needs Neepawa, MB 204-476-3391 Dauphin, MB 204-572-5028 Authorized GENERAC Dealer Providing power back up systems for your farm & home Matt Rempel Birnie, MB Cell: (204) 841-0988 • Excavations • Trenching • Landscaping • Gravel • Topsoil • Shale • Laser Ditching • Cer tified Installer for Holding Tanks, Septic Tanks and Drain Fields • Construction Site Prep • Dozer work • Brush Clearing Certified Batch Plant and Cement Trucks Concrete • Gravel Sales • Rebar Sales Custom Hauling Irvin 204-476-6236 Rolling Acres eady Mix Rolling Acres eady Mix We buy standin� Spruce and Poplar ��ber 204-966-3372 Full dimension Corral Planks Windbreak Cut and split firewood - Poplar, Ash, Spruce/Pine �� firewood - 16 cord load delivered to your yard Oak - Maple - Poplar - Jackpine - Spruce SERVICES GUIDE Thank you for reading the Neepawa Banner & Press Classified ad deadline Tuesday noon Cancellations and corrections only within business hours and corresponding deadlines.

Carberry Lacrosse win in Winnipeg

The Carberry Collegiate Cougars Lacrosse team travelled to Winnipeg on May 21 to face Murdoch MacKay for the first time this season. The final score was 13-3 for the Cougars, with goals from Brayden Bobier (2), Peter Hillman, Jaxson Mueller (3), Colton Knox, Madden Lavergne (4), Corbin Knol, and Jack Ramsey with Aiden Renwick holding strong in net, keeping the opposition’s chances low.

This week will be an exciting double header with Brandon’s Vincent Massey team in Brandon and then back to our home field at the Carberry diamonds for an evening match. Please come on out and cheer on your Carberry Cougars. Lacrosse is an exciting sport that our kids are excelling at and enjoy bringing the game to our community.

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293 Mountain Avenue, Neepawa

Heather Saquet, B.Sc. Pharm.

Pharmacist/Manager, Super Thrifty Pharmacy Neepawa

Heather graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. She has been practising community-based pharmacy for 19 years, 17 of those years in Neepawa and the surrounding area. Heather is authorized to administer injections,

prescribe for self-limiting conditions, smoking cessation and uncomplicated urinary tract infections. She is also trained in mental health first-aid.

We Couldn’t Do It Without You! Special thanks to pharmacy and front store staff who’ve been working so hard to ensure a smooth transition.

Pictured from left to right: Grace Birnie, Christine Birnie, Derenz Dela Cruz & Margaret Drinkwater.

• Injections & vaccinations

• Prescribing for self-limiting conditions

• Medication packaging options

• Compounding services

• Home health care products

• Free needle disposal containers

• Medication disposal Pharmacy Services

• Giftware

• Cosmetics

• Lottery

• Gift Cards

• Candles

• Puzzles

• Toys & games Store Services

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