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There was a great sense of anticipation in the air inside the Neepawa Royal Canadian Legion building on Friday, Feb. 9, as a near capacity crowd eagerly awaited the results of the weekly Chase the Ace (CTA) draw. And after 47 weeks of build up, that elusive ace of spades was finally tracked down, as Danny Schmidtke of Erickson found the correct card. With just seven cards to choose from, Schmidtke had just a 14.2 per cent chance at finding the ace. Though those odds were long, they were still more than enough for him to uncover the ace and win the big prize of $37,097. Royal Canadian Legion Branch #23 president Brent Hunter congratulated Schmidtke on tracking down the ace and added that the build up over the past few weeks has been a lot of fun to watch. “The last little while, [t he d raw] has rea l ly picked up some momen-
tum,” noted Hunter. “We had arranged to have about 400 wrist bands made up and distributed over the last few weeks, in order to keep track of our maximum capacity. We’ve nearly sold out of those recently, so a lot of people were getting involved. As for what happened on Friday night, there was a big roar, once the card was drawn. It was certainly exciting to watch.” With all the required licensing and fees paid, Hunter stated that the Legion will still walk away with a solid amount of money that could aid them with some much desired upgrades. “ We’re t h in k ing we could use the money to install some new carpet. There’s also a water leak in the building that’s in need of repair. This would definitely assist with that. As well, we could put some aside for a rainy day fund or place it into a [Guaranteed Investment Certificate]. There are a few options we can pursue,” Hunter said.
Neepawa Royal Canadian Legion Branch #23 Chase the Ace winner Danny Schmidtke and partner Doreen Burton.
As for what’s next, the Legion will start the process up all over again this week, with a starting jack-
pot of $2,500. Neepawa wasn’t the only location for a big winner recently, as the CTA at the Royal
Canadian Legion #100 in Gladstone was won. Bev Wilson won the prize of $33,801.
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Manitoba Liberal leader sees opportunity in 2018 Dougald Lamont visits Neepawa, rural region
By Eoin Devereux
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2018 has started off on a relatively positive note for the Manitoba Liberal Party. Earlier this year, it was announced that the party had paid off its debt from the 2016 provincial election. They’ve also found themselves polling extremely well, as of late, in Winnipeg constituencies against both the Progressive Conservatives and the NDP. While these are steps in the right direction, there are still major challenges to be faced in both rural and northern Manitoba. The north historically votes “NDP orange’, while the rural region normally is a safe zone for the Tories. Manitoba Liberal Party leader Dougald Lamont remains optimistic they can do something about that, though he understands that can’t happen without a whole lot of work. Introducing himself to Manitoba Dougald Lamont took over as leader of the Manitoba Liberal party last October following a narrow eight vote victory over Burrows riding MLA Cindy Lamoureux. A relatively unknown commodity to many outside of the perimeter, one of the first orders of business for the 48-yearold was to hit the road and 18023MF0
introduce himself to the public in all 57 Manitoba constituencies. On Friday, Feb. 9, Lamont arrived in Neepawa. Over the course of the afternoon, he visited with both potential voters in informal coffee chat type conversations and in more formal sit-downs with local municipal leaders. Over the course of speaking with people, Lamont noted that there were a few specific topics that were consistently mentioned. “Health care has been the big topic and that really has been the case in several of the communities I have visited over the course of this tour. People are concerned about losing access and want to see action on addressing the situation,” stated Lamont. “Housing, as well, especially here in Neepawa, has been brought up. The need for affordable housing across the province is something that has turned into an issue. I say that the three H’s, health, hydro and housing are something that are on everyone’s minds. Being able to afford housing is a big issue. An individual or a family should be able to afford decent accommodations. Manitoba is a bit better than other places in Canada, but it’s still something that cannot be ignored.”
What’s the outlook for Manitoba? In order to improve the future outlook from health care and housing in Manitoba, money is needed. The question is where will that money come from, while still trying to balance the provincial budget. Lamont believes the current approach being used by the Pallister government to ‘hack and slash’ is not the right one. “This is something that I think the P.C. government is getting wrong, They’re hack ing away without, what I believe, is any type of long term vision. The federal government recently gave the Pallister government a record amount on transfer pay ments of $20 0 million dollars, which is, I think, more than Pallister’s promise of a health care premium was going to be. [Pallister] has already announced that there will be a carbon tax.
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it’s just not true,” stated Lamont. Continued on page 19
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Derina Harvey leads this Celtic rock group, whose rhythmic undertow is layered with guitars, fiddle, and topped by an undeniable voice. Derina has been compared with vocal powerhouses and Adele and K.D. Lang, and her vibrant personality is on full display throughout every show. “I had the opportunity to see Dreana Harvey and her band in Morden back in 2016,” said Kelvin Bueckert, secretary for the Gladstone Community Center Board. “They not only put on an energetic and professional show, they also had a unique sense of humor about what they were doing which was good to see.” 2017 has seen the group expand their touring footprint due to several successful showcases across Western Canada and the United States. The band has logged over 120
performances in the last two years, with many of these on the performing arts and festival circuits, including tour dates in Western Canada, Newfoundland (eastern Canada), and even the Northwest Territories. In October 2017, the band won Best Showcase at the Arts Northwest Booking Conference in Tacoma, Washington. The band’s most recent release, “Rove and Go”, was added at over 30 stations across Canada and tracked at #65 on CKUA’s top-played albums for 2016. The band was nominated for an Edmonton Music Award in 2016 in the “Artist to Watch” category. “Sure it’s a little chilly outside these days but there’s nothing like a good fiddle solo to warm things up,” said Buekert. “Besides, shows like this help keep the doors of the community center open, so what could anyone lose by coming down to the community center on February 18th? If anyone wants more information about this they can call 385-2002 or visit our website at www.gdccshows.com”
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Sleigh rides, hot chocolate and snowmen the very definition of a Manitoban winter celebration. The Winter Wonderland Festival in Neepawa is one of the high points of the cold season for the town. The annual festival will feature public skating, horse drawn carriage rides, snowman
building stations and a snow angel competition. The event will run from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 19, at the Flats in Neepawa. There will be no entry fee. If you need a bite to eat there will be hotdogs and hot chocolate for the reasonable price of free! The day is sure to be fun for the whole family. Neepawa’s recreation division, headed up by Nicole Synchyshyn along
with various sponsors have put together the afternoon of winter fun. The snow angel competition will be judged based on creativity and artistic expression such as the use of props and colours as well as cleanliness, lines and wow factor. The
The Derina Harvey Band is an up and coming Celtic rock band, they have played at over 120 venues over the past two years.
event will need more snow to take place. The day will also include face painting and craft workshops run by volunteers. The winter season is an exciting time for Manitobans.
Here are some of the activities that were available during the 2015 winter fest in Neepawa.
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Who do you trust anyway?
ocial media, and Facebook, in particular has RIGHT IN drawn a lot of attention THE CENTRE in recent history. Even Facebook has been critical of its own performance as they begin to fathom that they have almost no control over their content. Last year, it is reported that they shut down five million FB sites as the content was inaccurate, illegal or immoral. I would suggest that if they are trying to weed out the sites that are inaccurate, illegal or immoral then they have a long That is quite a statement for a does a person need in a day? way to go yet. Facebook has been a huge Unlike locally owned and large corporation as they tend to operated media such as this worship at any altar that will spit financial success but that may paper, or local city newspapers out cash. It sounds like Unilever well plateau or even fall away. and some radio and TV sta- doesn’t want to be associated More and more, people are tions, Facebook has almost no with the raging bull that Face- asking for accuracy and neither Facebook nor control over content. People can, Asking Facebook to get control of its the inter net can guaranand do post, just a b o u t e v e r y - content is akin to asking a volcano to ask tee that result. Because web thing that spills its lava f low to form itself into a city. ba s e d ne w s out of the mind sources are so open-sourced and and mouth with little or no re- book has become. It all comes down to a few basic subject to manipulation, their gard for truth or accuracy. As I have said many times, news principles. People want news, en- ability to be accurate may never that can’t be verified is at best tertainment and ad content that be reached. As long as there is useless and, at worst, dangerous. is accurate and reliable. They no editing and no accountability, Asking Facebook to get control tire easily with lies, outrage and web based accuracy will never of its content is akin to asking general inaccuracy. They want be reached. With literally mila volcano to ask its lava f low to news they can trust and they lions of anonymous reporters, want it about things that affect accuracy and accountability are form itself into a city. Unilever, a major company them directly. On the internet, impossible goals. Without accurate and acthat spends a huge amount of national, international and even money on web advertising is local news has little chance of countable news, Facebook will have trouble keeping viewers let threatening to pull its advertis- being verifiable. When it comes to simple en- alone increasing their numbers ing from digital platforms that it says have become a “swamp” tertainment, how many videos of and with that Unilever’s decision of fake news, racism, sexism and cats playing, dogs sleeping with may be adopted by many other babies and somebody’s breakfast advertisers. extremism.
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ublic hearings are currently underway and their outcome will determine how much Manitobans will be held responsible for past government action. Right now, the province’s Public Utility Board is hearing arguments for and against an increase to Manitoba Hydro rates, which Patti Ra- MY mage, Manitoba Hyd ro’s leg a l PERSPECTIVE council called, “exceptional”. The proposed Kate increase calls for Jackman-Atkinson rates to rise 7.9 per cent per year until 2023/2024, the increases would then fall to what Hydro calls “sustainable” levels. The cumulative effect of those increases will see rates rise close to 60 per cent above current levels. In early January, a panel of ratepayers stepped forward to oppose the magnitude of the proposed increases. Organized by the Manitoba branch of the Consumers Association of Canada, Keystone Agricultural Producers and Winnipeg Harvest, the panelists argued that the increases were too much, too quickly and would have a detrimental impact on farmers, pensioners and low income Manitobans, in particular. The Association of Manitoba Municipalities has also registered its concerns. Many municipalities own and operate high consumption facilities, such as arenas and recreation complexes, and the proposed rate increases could be disastrous. The reasons why Hydro needs more money aren’t surprising; the Crown corporation has two expensive projects on the go. The company’s 2017 annual report highlighted the findings of a recent review, saying, “The results of this review were troubling. Manitoba Hydro had initiated massive capital projects – the Bipole III Reliability Project, which had been directed along a more expensive western route, and Keeyask Generating Station – under conditions which would drive the corporation’s debt-to-equity ratios to such a leveraged position that Manitoba’s overall credit rating would be put at risk. Manitoba Hydro’s debt is set to double.” When you add to these capital projects the risks of declining prices in the export market, potential interest rate hikes, potential cost overruns and ongoing risks, such as drought, it’s easy to see why the board and management find themselves asking for more money. But the problems don’t just stem from two large projects being undertaken simultaneously. For many years, provincial governments have pulled money from the Crown Corporation, most notably in water rental and loan guarantee fees. In 2017, the province collected $122 million in water rental fees, which are charged based on the volume of water flowing through the corporation’s hydroelectric dams, as well as $136 million in debt guarantee fees. Both of these amounts were up from 2016. These cash grabs, which don’t correspond to an actual cost incurred by the government, have been collected for a number of years. Those who have spoken out at the PUB hearings don’t oppose a rate hike, but they object to the amount and the time frame, especially when the corporation has done little to convince Manitobans that they have done everything else that they can. Hydro is a murky corporation with a recent history that isn’t high on examples of being responsive to the wishes of Manitobans and a lack of transparency is an issue that comes back time and again. Last week, the coalition once again presented to the PUB and this submission included input from experts hired to look at the rate increases and Hydro’s finances. These experts found that a 2.95 per cent increase would meet Hydro’s needs, without unduly impacting Manitobans. In the end, Manitoba Hydro is owned by Manitobans and one way or another, we will be paying for any challenges the company faces. But ratepayers don’t want to be treated like an ATM and don’t feel they should bear the brunt of poor planning and government greed.
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Learning about life O
ne of my favourite sayings goes like this: “If you ever stop learning, you stop growing; and the moment you stop growing is the moment you start dying.” We begin learning about life from the moment we are born. Parents, teachers and others guide us through the adjustments that we must make as we move through each stage of life. The process is not without its rough spots, as we all know. And it doesn’t end until the day we die. You a nd I w i l l go through this process only once. We enter it with no previous life experience; and once we leave this life, we won’t be coming back. So everything we encounter is something new—a new day, new experiences, new challenges, new lessons learned. All of which make the earthly life of Jesus Christ very amazing. The Scriptures tell us that the Jesus who walked the dusty roads of this planet 2000
Neil Strohschein years ago was God revealed human form. Unlike you and me, he had a previous life. St. John tells us that “he was with God in the beginning and that all things in heaven and on earth were made by him.” ( John 1:1-2) So before he came to this earth, Jesus had all the abilities and all the authority that God the Father has. But when he came to earth, he gave up all the powers and privileges he had when he was with the Father in heaven and accepted the limitations imposed on him by a human body. Let’s think for a moment about the adjustments Jesus had to make when he took on this new life. Before he came to earth, he could move through the universe at the speed of
thought. After he came to earth, he had to learn how to walk. Before he came to earth, one word from him brought whole galaxies into existence. After he came to earth, he had to learn how to talk. Before he came to earth, he had no need for food, water or any other form of sustenance. After he came to earth, he had to learn how to eat. Before he came to earth, he was the authority in heaven. He was the one who made the rules. After he came to earth, Jesus had to learn how to live by the rules that others made—in the home, in the community, in the synagogue, in the temple and in a society that was openly hostile to his heavenly father.
Jesus had to learn all of these things and more. That he did, and that he do it so well (he was tested in every way as we are, yet was without sin) is good news for you and me. Today, Jesus has all the power and authority that he had before he came to earth. But he carries with him the memories of his 33.5 years on earth. And he uses that knowledge every day as he speaks to his heavenly father on our behalf. When he sees the problems we go through, he knows the frustrations we feel and he can go to his heavenly father and say: “I’ve been there, I’ve felt that and I can give them the wisdom they need to survive and thrive, no matter what life sends them.” As you go through this day, remember that there is someone at your side who has walked this way before and will help you face each challenge with dignity and optimism. His name is Jesus. Take his hand, trust him and let him lead.
Strange topic for the Valentine weekend
he days are surely lengthening, the sun is brea k ing though before I am breaking my fast. Evenings are getting longer. It is easier to be cheerful and think clear thoughts when the sun brightens my world. My thoughts… still often grappling with hard truths. The book ‘The Broken Way’ by Ann Voskamp has phrases that penetrate my shell and haunt me, in a good way. The thoughts expressed linger, sometimes as a vapor, flitting into my understanding and then silently drifting away. Sometimes as an epiphany, words capturing my unformed thoughts. And it is good. One of her chapters is entitled ‘What’s Even Better than a Bucket List’. Ann speaks of our fleeting life and asks us to know this: “you are where you are for such a time as this – not to make an impression but
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to make a difference. We aren’t here to one-up one another, but to help one another up.” A bucket list isn’t wrong, but no certain place, or thing, can bring the satisfaction like having a purpose can. Life is about purpose and passion and meaning. It is the human connections we have that make life worth the living. This topic has come up in conversation with friends and I understand the value of life having a purpose. Sometimes I need to be reminded. The book is about dealing with grief and being real. “There is no fear in letting tears come. Sadness is a gift to avoid the nothingness of numbness,
and all hard places need water. Grief is a gift, and after a rain of tears there is always more of you than before. Rain always brings growth.” Experience speaking buck up, be strong, don’t weaken and cry. Hogwash. Granted there is a time for all that, but there is a time to be real. To allow grief to trickle down your cheeks and clog your breathing. To howl with the pain of life. To let others see the real me. We applaud and honor the joy and peace emotions, let’s grant grief and sorrow an equal value. It is not a common desire to embrace suffering. We seldom wish to speak of it. I recently read an article that
compared life with cancer as a pilgrimage. A journey of self discovery. It was a well written article, and having completed the reading of it, my first thought was that I would rather complete the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage than the Camino de Cancer. Voskamp explains that the word suffer comes from the Latin ‘to bear under’, and goes on to say that suffering is an act of surrender, to bear under that which is not under our control. Few of us wish to live a life that is not under our control. “ Maybe more than we can’t stand physical suffering, we can’t stand not feeling in control”. I noted the word ‘feeling’ in control, for seldom are we truly in control. Strange topic for the Valentine weekend, but truthfully, if we cannot love and accept ourselves, we struggle to love and accept others.
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We all enjoy celebrations. This week we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Maybe we will receive a special treat from the one person in our life we treasure most. I am celebrating the fact that I am home again after 6 weeks of medical treatments. I helped people celebrate anniversaries and birthdays in the place where I stayed. There was also celebration when someone was able to join again for a meal after a 2 week quarantine because of sickness. However the biggest celebration we can have in our life is that God is near to us at all times. He is faithful and true as His book, the Bible, declares. We know that when we pray for those around us that God will honour that and when others pray for us we will have a peace that passeth all understanding and it will keep our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Phillipians 4:7). May the God of love and peace be with us all this week.
Small town impact of provincial drug purchase plan When I first heard that the Manitoba government proposed to bulk purchase all PCH medications from a company out of Ontario to be dispensed through Shoppers in Winnipeg, I had to scratch my head. In my recollection, Conservative governments tend to support the private sector and small business. With the legalization of recreational marijuana, the Manitoba government has elected to leave the retailing in the hands of small business. A good decision which should benefit small communities. Without doubt, this centralized drug purchase scheme will hurt the local pharmacies in small communities. Many small town pharmacies rely on the sale of drugs to the public Health facilities are a major source of income. In some cases, small town pharmacies may be forced to close down the road. This also will be a disservice to the community. It appears that healthcare is under attack from many directions. Since 1996 centralization has had a huge negative impact for small towns of Manitoba. Looks like ER reduction and out of province drug buying is just another matter of course. You are encouraged to voice your opinions to your MLA and Premier. Inky Mark, MP(ret’d) Dauphin, MB
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Never Before! Cooper silenced by shocking news Raymond Cooper’s plan was simple on Wednesday as he began his daily program at noon on Talk Radio 88.3. As had become his custom, the show commenced with Celine Dion singing “O Canada!,” followed by a heart-warming prayer by Raymond. Just a few hours earlier, as Juliet Stoughton sat across the booth from Sarah Hyden-Smith, sipping hot tea and memorizing the Hoffbrau’s breakfast menu, neither she nor Sarah had any suspicion this conversation would alter their friendship in so many ways. Eventually, Juliet lowered her guard enough to share something she had been hiding from her new friend. “I need to tell you something. Something really important.” “OK,” responded Sarah in a caring tone. She explained that her old life was much different. Before moving to the valley, she had a good job. She was involved in several community causes. She just wasn’t the same person before moving to The Valley. After her friend’s confession, Sarah asked if there was anything else she’d wanted to tell her. Back at the radio station, Raymond Cooper was revved up for an exciting show. After the prayer, Cooper began a stirring discourse concerning the importance of honesty in the press. Cooper knew that by now almost every listener would have read the morning edition of Lennox Valley Hometown News, and he was none too happy about the words Editor Iris Long used to characterize his election campaign. “Perhaps,” Cooper barked, “the
alleged editor has an ulterior motive. Maybe there is more to her negativity than meets the eye.” Ray mond welcomed Farley Pucket, to the show. Pucket owned the local True Value Hardware Store and was Cooper’s biggest advertiser. Raymond knew where his bread was buttered and trusted Farley to agree with his opinion on most any subject. “Did you get a chance to read the so-called editorial in the paper this morning?” Cooper quizzed his guest. “I feel,” answered Pucket, “it’s the duty of every citizen to keep up with the goings-on in their community, but it’s getting harder for me to read the biased opinions of that so-called editor every week,” continued a riled-up Farley. “I’m just about ready to cancel my subscription.” “Have you,” asked Cooper, “heard any rumors about Long planning to enter the mayor’s race?” “It wouldn’t surprise me none,” answered Pucket. “There’s no other explanation for the way she is defaming a fine man like you.” With that, Cooper opened the telephone line for his first caller. It was none other than Vera Penrod, secretary of the Spring County Chamber of Commerce, as well as president of the Lennox Valley Auburn Hat Society.
After a brief introduction by Cooper, Penrod spoke in a disconcerted tone, “I just came from the county courthouse, where I was going over the list of vendors for this week’s farmers market.” Vera stopped to catch her breath before continuing, “That’s when it happened.” “That’s when what happened, Vera?” asked an interested Cooper. “There was a young woman there. I’ve seen her in town once or twice. Her name was Juliet Stoughton.” “Go on,” prompted Cooper, hoping for the kind of gossip for which Vera was best known. “She was there to place her name on the ballot for the Lennox Valley mayor’s race. She had that new woman preacher with her.” This might have been the first time Raymond Cooper found himself totally speechless. There was at least ten seconds of complete silence before a recorded commercial for tiller repair kits at Pucket’s True Valley Hardware began playing. Upon his return to the air 30 seconds later, Cooper was loaded for bear. “Who is this Juliet Stoughton?” “I wonder,” Farley chimed in, “if she could be an employee of the federal government.” “I smell trouble,” said a worriedsounding Cooper. “The last thing our valley needs is a tool of the media running for public office.” The Good Folks of Lennox Valley is a feature that previously appeared in the Neepawa Press and will run weekly in the Neepawa Banner & Press. Visit lennoxvalley.com to learn more about the good folks.
ArtsForward Patrons Program
By Jessica Morton Neepawa Banner & Press
Have you ever wanted to help out the community but didn’t know where to start? The Neepawa ArtsForward Patrons Program would be a good choice. The Patrons Program started in 2016 and it offers funding for many after school activities. This program operates by giving the people a chance to sign up to become a patron and give back to the community. As a patron you are asked to contribute $100 a year for a 5 year commitment. As a result of the donation you are put on the donors recognition wall in the ArtsForwad building along with an invitation to the annual patrons event. Right now there are 25-30 donors with a goal of reaching up to 50. There are
three after school programs running right now and they are After School Art (visual arts), After School Kids Choir and After School Spoken Poetry. The After School Kids Choir is entered in the Neepawa and District Fine Arts Festival this year along with the spoken poetry class which is being re-introduced after being absent for several years. Some of the past programs have been creative writing, play writing and dance. This spring ArtsForward is introducing highland dance. The benefit of having the Patrons Program include giving the youth an affordable and fun activity after school because the Patrons Program donations help subsidize the cost of materials, instructors and space giving you a flat rate of only $5 to enjoy these
activities. Because of cuts in government funding ArtsForward started looking for funding outside of government sources and found that the community wasn’t really involved in youth funding so they thought that the Patrons Program was a great way to see if the community wanted to help. “I think, without question, that the after school programs are important for the youth,”
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said Rrain Prior, director of programming at ArtsForward. Over the years ArtsForward has collected research and found that the after school programs help youth improve their social skills and marks in school. When asked about how the Patrons Program came to be Prior answered “We felt this was something people would be supportive of and it gives every kid the opportunity to try something new.” The class sizes are limited to 12 children per
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For a simple, brown tuber, potatoes have a long history. The potato was first cultivated in South America between three and seven thousand years ago. The Spaniards introduced them their country and were soon a standard supply item on the Spanish ships. They noted that the sailors who ate papas (potatoes) did not suffer from scurvy. Europe did not take to them as readily. Wherever the potato was introduced, it was considered poisonous, and downright evil. In 1785 Antoine-Augustin Parmentier a French military chemist and botanist, persuades Louis XVI, King of France, to encourage cultivation of potatoes. Soon the habit of growing and eating potatoes spread. In America potatoes were grown as animal food and they did not become a standard table item until the late 1800s. Today, the potato is so common and plentiful that it is taken for granted that they have been around for a very long time. Carberry, south of us is called “Spud city” for the large number of potatoes it grows. Enjoy todays potato recipes. Pizza potatoes 4 medium potatoes 1 cup pepperoni or sa1/2 cup diced onion lami 1 Tbsp. butter 1 cup pizza sauce 1/4 cup milk grated Mozzarella cheese 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese Poke potatoes with a fork. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Fry diced onion in butter until tender crisp. Set aside. Cut potatoes in half. Scoop out the potato, leaving a thin shell. Mash potato, then stir in milk and Parmesan cheese. Add in pepperoni and onions. Place in potato shells. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Top with pizza sauce and Mozzarella cheese and serve. Mashed potatoes almondine 1 tsp. butter 2 tbsp. finely chopped onion 4 cups mashed potatoes
Fry onion in the tsp. of butter. Add the onions to a mixer with the potatoes, cottage cheese, salt and pepper and stir until smooth. Put into a lightly buttered casserole dish and brush with the melted butter. Sprinkle with almonds and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. class but lately the classes have grown as high as 20. There are three instructors involved for the different programs but ArtsForward is always looking for more classroom volunteers. “Ideally I’d like to have an after school program every day of the week, but we are slowly growing to do that,” said Prior. The Patrons Program doesn’t just fund the after school activities but also any other youth activities. Feedback from this program has been
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The Kerry McLennan rink won the Masters Bonspiel held in Plumas on Feb. 6-7, 2018. Pictured are skip Kerry McLennan, Guy Small, Allistair Scott and Debbie Fischer. 2nd place - Frank Porada, 3rd place - Murray Newton and 4th place - Bill Schettler.
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Submitted Neepawa Banner & Press The Neepawa and Area 4H Beef Club held their communication evening Feb. 12 at the Neepawa Curling Rink. We would like to thank BMO of Neepawa for sponsoring our evening. Thank you to Michelle Gerrard, Amanda Naughton-Gale, Nicole Synchyshyn, and Lenora Buffi for being our judges. The winners are: Junior 1 person visual 1st Sveinna Bjarnarson – Olympic Sport 2nd Blake Rosling
– Ice Time Intermediate 1 person Visual 1st Cora Baker – Long End or Short End Intermediate 2 person visual 1st Dean and Lauren Rosling- Who’s got game? Senior 2 person visual 1st Josie and Rebecaa-Lynn Pederesen Junior Speeches 1st Carson Baker- Top 5 Ways to Annoy Your Older Sister 2nd Madisyn Robertson – Responsibilities of a
Farm Kid 3rd Jason Schultz – Hunter Safety Intermediate Speech 1st Eric Shultz – Ace Senior Speeches 1st Broddi Bjarnarson – Gotta Love History 2nd Max Baker – The part we never new Zones are on March 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the Neepawa Area Collegiate. Feel free to come and listen to some great speakers.
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Plumas Skating Rink Submitted Neepawa Banner & Press The Plumas Skating Rink is thankful for all the very generous and hard working volunteers that have given countless hours towards the ongoing success for the future of our Skating Rink. Plumas has become know as “Little town with a big heart” with awesome community members always ready to step up to help out. The community holds an annual slow pitch tournament, the Chiefs hockey tourney, Summer Fair Day BBQ , Burger Night and weekly skating nights. None of this could happen without volunteers. With continued support from the community, Plumas can continue to work towards keeping the local rink alive for skaters and hockey players of all ages in Plumas. In addition a number of companies and individuals have made donations in the past year.
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Above: David Single presenting a donation on behalf of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #189 (Plumas) to Randy Dayholos, Rink president. Below: Sharni Schettler presenting donation on behalf of a Plumas Lions Club to Rink Treasurer, Todd Tonn.
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1978: Appreciation shown for Bruce Pilkey
By Jessica Morton Neepawa Banner & Press 80 years ago Tuesday, February 15, 1938 The two day blizzard that struck the district Saturday and Sunday was the worst experienced here for several years. Few farmers ventured to town Saturday and some who did remained here for the weekend rather than chance being blown in on the road home. The highways were blocked in every direction and there will be a great deal of work done before traffic will open again. Thirty extra men were engaged by the local C.N.R. to send out with the snowplows to dig out the yards. In town, every householder had to bend his back to make paths to the thoroughfares and some business men had to engage trucks to cart away the banks that had heaped up on their properties. 70 years ago Thursday, February 19, 1948 Twelve hundred spectators from town and surrounding districts attended the Lion’s Club annual winter carnival at the arena Saturday afternoon and evening. Presenting a large troupe of accomplished skaters, the show brought to Neepawa some of the best figure skaters in Canada, who presented a varied program that kept the audience in an uproar of delight. The Neepawa kiddies opened up the program with a group number that showed some good talent. Following the evening performance the visitors were entertained by the Lion’s Club in the Moonlight Banquet Room. 60 years ago Tuesday, February 18, 1958 The first cash bingo of a series of four sponsored by
the local Junior Chamber of Commerce held Saturday evening proved both successful and entertaining. The attendance was not as large as expected due to numerous other attractions. All proceeds are to be used for the JayCee’s project for the 75th anniversary celebration.
50 years ago Tuesday, February 13, 1968 Thieves made off with a safe and an estimated $500 to $700 in cash after breaking into the Neepawa branch of the Canadian Legion early Sunday morning. The safe was found later Sunday morning at the city dump in Brandon and police report the bottom had been chopped out of it by the thieves to get the contents. Police said the thieves had apparently tried to open the safe and, when unable to do so, they carried it out. They cleaned out the till and emptied a cash box before carrying out the safe, which weighed between 250 and 300 pounds. Discovery of the safe in Brandon was reported about 8:30 a.m. Sunday, indicating the thieves had probably left Neepawa immediately after the break in. 40 years ago Thursday, February 16, 1978 Since the opening of the Yellowhead Arena in 1972, and for the last couple years in the old arena, Bruce Pilkey has volunteered as time keeper for minor hockey games. He’s most dedicated to his job and seldom misses a game. Bruce played hockey as a boy, “but certainly not in a rink like this one,” he said. Bruce played in the days when Eaton catalogs served as shin pads and a hockey stick only cost less than a dollar! With his skates, stick and catalogs, Bruce was all set for the big game. As well as being a volunteer time keeper, Bruce has acted on
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the rink committee and collects Yellowhead membership fees every season. In appreciation of all the hours he spent at minor hockey games, the Minor Hockey Association gave Bruce a Neepawa Minor Hockey jacket, which he is wearing in the picture. (Shown on the top right).
30 years ago Tuesday, February 16, 1988 Normally at this time of year, the students and staff at Hazel M. Kellington school are in the midst of their preparations for their annual science fair. But, not this year. Instead of hosting a science fair, the Neepawa elementary school will be the site of a learning fair on Feb. 18. “It’s brand new concept for us,” said assistant principal Bob Bradley. “It’s base will be broader than science taking in a number of areas. The expanded base means the learning fair will involve public participation along side the displays by students.” “The learning fair will let the public see what kids are doing these days and the kids can examine the talents of other members of the community.” “It will also expose our own kids to new and unfamiliar situations and experiences through the displays of adults.” The fair scheduled for Thursday will have students touring the various displays during school hours. “We’ve had a science fair annually, continually, so we thought it would be a nice change to have a learning fair,” said the assistant principal. “It’s possible the science fair and the learning fair will alternate, with the science fair returning next year and the learning fair the following year,” he added. The students will be exposed to a variety of crafts by adults including leather work, clay sculpturing, pottery making, spinning and weaving. In addition there will be displays by the RCMP, Neepawa Fire Department, the Neepawa hospital staff, ambulance personnel and dentists along
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with a computer career awareness program. Those entering the school will receive a map to enable them to plot their journey to the various displays. 20 years ago Monday, February 16, 1998 The chief of staff at Neepawa Hospital said he expects it will be business as usual, even though the hospital will be without the services of a full time anaesthetist by the end of the month. “We hope we can carry on as always,”
10 years ago Monday, February 18, 2008 Neepawa’s Winter Wonderland is back for a third year this Saturday, with an afternoon of activities lined up. More than a cure for the
mid-winter blahs, Neepawa Leisure Services Manager, Jess Allen, said the event was also organized to highlight some of the town’s recreational areas. This year’s line up will include a chilli cook-off, snow board and ski jump competition, skating, a snow treasure hunt, as well as the chance to play sponge hockey with the Neepawa Natives. Hot chocolate, hot dogs and chilli will be sold throughout the afternoon, and bonfires will be kept burning to ward off the chill.
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Dr. Owen White said last Thursday. “We have an anaesthetist from Minnedosa on an on-call basis, and there are others in the area too.” The town will lose its only anaesthetist Feb. 28 when Dr. Robert Goodwill leaves to set up practice in Iowa.
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Enduring words of wisdom on reconciliation If we had listened to Pierre Trudeau, we would no longer be talking about reconciliation - we would be at least part way there
Submitted Brian Giesbrecht Reconciliation between C a n a d a's I nd i g enou s people and mainstream society is a goal all thoughtful Canadians seek. It's obvious that too many Indigenous people lag far behind other Canadians by most economic and health indicators, and we must find ways to close that gap. It's worthwhile considering what Prime Minister Trudeau has said: "The weight of history affects us all, but it presses most heavily on the Indian people. Because of history, Indians today are the subject of legal discrimination, they have grievances because of past undertakings that have been broken or misunderstood; they do not have full control of their lands; and a higher proportion of Indians than other Canadians suffer poverty in all its debilitating forms. Because of history too,
Indians look to a special department of the federal government for many of the services that other Canadians get from provincial or local governments. This burden of separation has its origin deep in Canada's past and in early French and British colonial policy. The elements which grew to weigh so heavily were deeply entrenched at the time of Confederation." Next, he assures us that he seeks a true partnership: "The government does not wish to perpetuate policies which carry with them the seeds of disharmony and disunity, policies which prevent Canadians from fulfilling themselves and contributing to their society. It seeks a partnership to achieve a better goal. The partners in this search are the Indian people, the governments and the provinces, the Canadian community as a whole and the government of Canada. As all partnerships do, this
will require consultation, negotiation, give and take, and co-operation if it is to succeed. Many years will be needed. Some efforts may fail, but learning comes from failure and from what is learned success may follow. All the partners have to learn, all will have to change many attitudes." And then he emphasizes that mainstream Canadians must change their attitudes: "Canadian society as a whole will have to recognize the need for changed attitudes and a truly open society. Canadians should recognize the dangers of failing to strike down the barriers which frustrate Indian people. If Indian people are to become full members of Canadian society, they must be warmly welcomed by that society." He stresses that it is true equality that is the goal: "The government believes in equality. It believes that all men and women have equal rights.
It is determined that all shall be treated fairly and that no one shall be shut out of Canadian life, and especially that no one shall be shut out because of his race. The Indian people are entitled to such a policy. They are entitled to an equality which preserves and enriches Indian identity and distinction; an equality which stresses Indian participation in its creation and which manifests itself in all aspects of Indian life." And finally, he makes it very clear that his vision of equality does not mean forced assimilation: "For many years, Canadians believed that Indian people had but two choices. They could live in a reserve community or they could be assimilated and lose their Indian identity. Today, Canada has more to offer. There is a third choice - a full role in Canadian economy while retaining, strengthening and developing an Indian
identity which preserves the good things of the past and helps Indian people to prosper and thrive." And that's what Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau said in 1969 in his nowinfamous white paper. He called it partnership, while today we call it reconciliation. He spent a great deal of time on the notion of partnership and had a strong belief that it was the right policy for the country, particularly for Indigenous Canadians. You probably thought I was talking about our present Prime Minister, Trudeau, the younger? No, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau simply carries on the Indigenous policy followed by every prime minister since the white paper was shouted down by Indigenous elites afraid of losing their privileged positions. That policy is to have no policy - simply give evergreater dollops of money (money that’s extracted
from Indigenous and nonIndigenous citizens as taxes) to the loudest voices. If we had listened to Pierre Elliott Trudeau in 1969, the Indian Act would be long gone. Indigenous people would have the right to own property in their communities, and transition programs would have helped those who had to relocate to find employment. Economic integration would be well under way. Many more Indigenous people would have entered the middle class even while retaining their Indigenous identities. In fact, we would not be talking about reconciliation - we would be at least part way there. It is not too late to listen to Trudeau. Trudeau the elder, that is. Brian Giesbrecht is a retired judge and a senior fellow with Frontier Centre for Public Policy.
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Neepawa supportive of NADCO credit request
By Eoin Devereux
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Neepawa Town Council has approved supporting the Beautiful Plains Community Clinic Committee and Neepawa and Area Development Corporation (NADCO) in its request for an increase to their available line of credit. It was recently suggested to NADCO, that they could raise their credit line at the Beautiful Plains Credit Union from $400,000 to $750,000. The change would reflect the current market of construction costs and ensure they can effectively manage their financial obligations in the short term, while they prepare for the 2018 Manitoba Farm and Leisure Lottery. To do this, NADCO needs to ask the four municipalities associated with the organization (Town of Neepawa and the municipalities of Rosedale, North Cypress-Langford and Glenella-Lansdowne). Once all four supply approval, NADCO will be able to go to the Credit Union to seek the change. Tree services The Town of Neepawa has approved the removal of six cottonwood trees on 4th avenue, south of Highway 16. Two companies brought forward a bid for the job, with Middleton Enterprises Inc., of Neepawa, winning with a bid of $11,000, excluding taxes and stump removal. The town itself will be responsible for removing the stumps. The reason for the tree removal is due to their size and expansion
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Worries about tree removal The Beautiful Plains Horticultural Society has expressed its concerns to council about the number of trees at the former Eastview Lodge site that could be dealing with potential long-term damage. The property is being prepped for development, which has required a large mass of dirt to be transported to the location. The Society fears the trees in the area will succumb quickly to having their roots buried well below such a large pile of earth. In a letter replying back to the Horticultural Society, the Town noted that further work and alteration to the appearance of the site will happen this year; and that with the completion of the services and the roadbed, site landscaping will occur. This would entail proper sloping on hills and seeding of the site to minimize erosion. Plans to plant trees in new subdivisions are also ongoing and will occur. Invitation from the Salvation Army Neepawa’s Salvation Army has scheduled a
strategic planning session for early March. As part of the process, which will allow them to set priorities for the next three to five years, the organization is inviting notable stakeholders from throughout the region to the discussion. The Town has been identified as one of those stakeholders. A representative from the town has accepted the invitation and will participate in the gathering, scheduled for Thursday, Mar. 8.
Fire protection review The Town of Neepawa and Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne have clarified their roles in fire protection for the region. Due to improvements to the Landsdowne Fire Department’s equipment and other technology, the R.M. has forwarded a request to E911/Police Emergency Communication to change it's paging procedure. Previously, Neepawa was listed as the First Mutual Aid Partner call in any emergency. Should a major emergency occur within the region, Neepawa Fire Department will still offer aid; they will simply not be the first mutual aid call for every situation, large, small or otherwise. Meanwhile, the Town of Neepawa is examining its options for cost recovery on these types of service calls.
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Snow tube races, presented by Friends of RMNP took place in Wasagaming on Saturday, Feb. 10, during the Winter Adventure Weekend.
A kicksledding and skijoring workshop was organized in Wasagaming on Saturday, February 10 during the Winter Adventure Weekend. Pictured here is a demonstration of skijoring using a kicksled being pulled by a dog.
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Neepawa Natives refuse to give up on playoffs advantage. It was a gutsy effort.”
By Eoin Devereux Neepawa Banner & Press
Natives heat things up against Blizzard For the game against OCN, played at the Yellowhead Arena on Feb. 11, it was a four goal outburst in the second period that ultimately propelled the Neepawa Natives to win. The Blizzard had jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a goal in the first and another early in the second period. Natives forward Justin Metcalf started the process of a comeback, with his 26th goal of the year. A Josh Blondeau goal a few minutes later would ties things up a 2-2. While OCN would reclaim the lead Taming the Terriers in OT with their third of the night with 7:21 left A pair of three point nights from linein the second, Neepawa quickly countered mates Brett Namaka and Mackenzie with two more goals of their own. Brett PHOTO BY EOIN DEVEREUX Belinski, lifted the Neepawa Natives Namaka and Ashton Anderson tallied to a 4-3 overtime win over the Portage Neepawa captain Griffin Chwaliboga lays a check into a Portage player, during those, providing Neepawa with their first Terriers on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Namaka the Natives game against the Terriers on Wednesday, Feb. 7. lead of the night, at 4-3. For Namaka, that (2 goals - 1 assist), who earned the first was his 10th of the year, while Anderson star of the game, would score the game winner just 31 For the final period, Portage notched a pair of goals, picked up his 26th. seconds into OT. Belinski, meanwhile, scored once and both on the power-play, while Neepawa had an even For most of the third period, both teams pushed for added a pair of assists. strength marker. With the game tied at 3-3, it shifted another goal, but it was Neepawa who succeeded, as As for the tempo of the game itself, the Terriers started into three-on-three overtime. Neepawa would strike Breaden Binda scored with just 4:31 left in regulation. strong, putting ample early pressure on the Natives. quickly, as with just 31 seconds expired, Brett Namaka An empty net goal from Jordan Martin a few minutes Neepawa was able to withstand the push, however, and was able to jam home a loose puck in the Portage crease later secured the win for the Natives. ended up scoring the first goal of the night late in the to secure the win. After the game, Namaka said it was At the end of the night, Zach Johnson and Justin Metfirst period. Portage replied just a few minutes later, to a solid night not just for him, but for all his line-mates. calf had each registered three point performances, with make it 1-1 after 20 minutes of play. “It’s a young line and it’s new, so we’re working hard Metcalf getting a goal and two assists, while Johnson There was just one goal in the second period, though out there to prove ourselves. Tonight, that paid off. We having three assists. Anderson, Blondeau and Binda, it did come at the end of a crazy combination of plays came up with a solid effort and took advantage of the meanwhile, also had multiple points, all earning a goal at both ends of the ice. First, Neepawa had a chance opportunities,” said Namaka. and assist. on a breakaway that just slid past the side of the TerWith the Natives fighting for the final playoff spot in This was Neepawa’s 23rd win of the year, giving the riers’ net. Portage recovered the puck and on a fast the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) stand- team a 23-26-3 record, good enough for 49 points on break into the Neepawa zone, put one past goaltender ing with the Swan Valley Stampeders, picking up both the year, with eight games left on the schedule. That’s Brendan Benoit, but not past the goal post. Off that points on the night was very important for the club. a significance milestone for the Natives, as it surpassed bit of luck, the Natives capitalized with a fast break of Head coach Dustin Howden said that the team picked the points total they accumulated all of last year. (21 their own, which ended with an Austin Friesen shot up their energy when it mattered wins, 33 losses, 6 OT/SO losses. 48 points) over the in the back of the net. After the whistle, the officials “A good effort by all of our guys. It’s starts off in the course of 60 games. had to take a moment to discuss whether the Portage net, and Brendan [Benoit] had a solid night against his Though it was a big win for Neepawa, it didn’t get chance went in the net or not. After the deliberation, former team. And then from there, our defensive core them any closer to Swan Valley in the standings, as the it was ruled that Portage didn’t score on their chance, played well. Kept the game in front of them and were Stampeders upended the Portage Terriers on Sunday allowing Neepawa’s goal to stand. That made it 2-1 for able to shut down Portage’s offence on the five-on-five,” night in Portage la Prairie 5-4. That win kept Swan Valley the Natives heading into the third. Howden indicated. “When we had chances, we took two points ahead of Neepawa in the MJHL standings. The Neepawa Natives are doing everything they can to ensure that the final few weeks of the MJHL regular season are as dramatic as possible. The club recently collected a very important four points in the standings, with a 4-3 overtime win over the Portage Terriers on Wednesday, Feb. 7 and a 6-3 victory over the OCN Blizzard on Sunday, Feb. 11. Those wins ensured the Natives could keep within striking distance of the Swan Valley Stampeders for the final playoff spot.
THHL playoffs in full swing
By Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press
There was one upset in the first round of the Tiger Hills Hockey League (THHL) playoffs, as the expansion Wawanesa Jets surprised the Souris Elks with a 3-games-to-none series victory. Wawanesa came into the playoffs as an underdog, with an 8-100 regular season record. Souris, meanwhile, were 11-4-3 heading into the post-season. But despite the difference in record, it was the Jets who were dominant, booking their ticket into the quarterf ina ls. Wawanesa w il l need to find some more of that underdog magic,
though, as they will face the league’s top team and the defending champions, the Killarney Shamrocks. The other opening round result from the THHL Western Division include the Hartney Blues defeating the Deloraine Royals 3-games-to-zero. Hartley advances to face the Boissevain Border Kings next.
THHL Eastern Division The MacGregor Wild have locked in their spot in the next round of the playoffs, with a 3-games-to-1 series win over the Pilot Mound Pilots. The Wild will take on the Gladstone Lakers in the quarter-final, with that series underway
on Friday, Feb. 16, with the first game in MacGregor. Games two and three will be in Gladstone, Feb. 17 and 19th respectively. If necessary, game four will be on Feb. 23 in MacGregor and game f ive would follow the next night in Gladstone. Neepawa’s next opponent is? The winner of the Cartwright Clippers/Minnedosa Bombers was slotted to face Neepawa next. As of Monday, Feb. 12, the Clippers had held a 2-games-to-1 series lead, after winning the f irst two games, 7-1 and 2-1. The Bombers bounced back with a 4-3 overtime
win on Feb. 11, to cut the deficit in half. On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Cartwright secured its place in the next round with a 4-2 win over Minnedosa. Both Drew Haight and Bryce Enns had a pair of goals for the Clippers in the victory, while Shane Jury and Michael Birch both scored for the Bombers. The schedule for the Neepawa Farmers/Cartwright Clippers series sees game one played in neepawa on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8:30 p.m. The rest of the schedule for the best-offive series will be available online at mywestman.ca.
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NACI host Big Cat Classic
FEBRUARY 16, 2018
NACI curlers win Zone Championship
By Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press
PHOTO BY MICAH WADDELL
The NACI Tigers got off to a stong start at the Big Cat Classic, with a 91-44 win over the Melita Marauders on Friday, Feb. 9.
By Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press
The best of the best in varsity basketball converged on Neepawa on Feb. 9-10, for the eighth annual Big Cat Classic. Eight teams, including the host club, the NACI Tigers, took part in the event. The Tigers started off the competition with a solid 91-44 win over the Melita Marauders. That earned them a game against the Helen Betty Osborne Huskies. For this game, both teams started off a bit slow, unable to find their shooting range. Because of that, it was a low scoring first quarter, with NACI holding a 9-6 lead.
In the second, the Tigers started to gain some momentum, taking a 29-14 lead into the half-time break. For the second half, however, Helen Betty found that extra gear and roared back to take the lead late, in a 56-52 win. The victory sent the Huskies to the championship game, and the Tigers off to a third place showdown with the Dauphin Clippers. In the bronze medal game, Dauphin started strong and powered its way to a 70-53 win over NACI. As for the gold medal match-up, the Swan Valley Tigers came out on top, with a 61-44 win over Helen Betty Osborne.
Keep an eye on the ball
Neepawa will be well represented at the Provincial High School Curling Championship, as both the boys and girls teams won at the Zone Seven Tournament in Carberry on Feb. 7-8. For the girls side, NACI was perfect, sweeping the round robin with identical 7-2 wins over Minnedosa and Rivers. From there, the team, who are skipped by Natalie Babcock, rolled over the competition with a 9-4 win over Carberry, a 7-5 decision over Erickson; and finally, a decisive 14-3 victory over Rivers. Along with Babcock, the team consists of third Josie Pedersen, second Tanner Speiss, lead Kara Ellis and coach Terry Ursel. As for the boys side, who were skipped by Daly Chartrand, they were perfect in the round robin portion of
Pictured: Boy champions. Lead - Sage Pollock, Second - Brett Madsen, Third - Griffin Kuharski and Skip - Daly Chartrand. Girl champions Skip - Natalie Babcock, Third - Josie Pedersen , Second - Tanner Speiss and Lead - Kara Ellis Missing ( Boys coach Tom Madsen Girls coach Terry Ursel) Teachers Tammy Dudenhoffer and Courtney Chandler.
the event. They first beat William Morton Collegiate (Gladstone) 7-3, and then followed that up with a 7-6 victory over the Carberry first team. In the playoffs, NACI was once again dominant, claiming wins over Carberry Two, Rivers and Carberry One, ensuring their spot
at provincials. Along with Chartrand, the team consists of third Griffin Kuharski, second Brett Madsen, lead Sage Pollock and coach Tom Madsen. Both teams will now represent NACI at the MHSAA Curling Provincials, to be held in Winkler Feb. 22-24.
Neepawa Natives Upcoming Home Games
Friday, February 16th VS. Portage Terriers 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 24th VS. OCN Blizzard 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 25th VS. OCN Blizzard 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 28th VS. Winnipeg Blues 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 2nd VS. Oil Capitals 7:30 p.m.
At every home game at the Neepawa Yellowhead Centre Draw after second intermission. MGCC License No. LGA-4876-RF
2018 Neepawa Natives Annual Banquet Saturday, March 3, 2018 The Yellowhead Centre
Social Hour at 6 p.m. • Dinner at 7 p.m.
T h e N A C I Va r s i t y girls basketball team recently faced the MacGregor Mustangs. The Tigers won that game 60-55. PHOTO BY WES MORTON
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Neepawa Ag Expo
Thursday, April 5, 2018 • Yellowhead Centre Hall Book early for a display area and to participate. Call or text: Cam Tibbett at 204-841-3060 • Matt Lowry 204-841-2389 Derek Pearson 204-841-1425 Ken Waddell at 204-476-3401 or 204-476-6214
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Neepawa Novas results
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Neepawa Novas Gymnastics
The Neepawa Novas Gymnastics team attended the St.Andrews Regional Stream Competition on Feb. 10. The event featured a grand total of 12 clubs and 156 gymnasts. The Novas Team had a wonderful competition and the coaches are very proud of their results. Beginner
Intermediate (Age 9)
Intermediate (Age 10)
Intermediate (Age 11)
Intermediate (Ages 12 & up)
Advanced (Ages 9-10)
Advanced (Age 12)
Pre Provincial(12 & up)
Top picture: Neepawa Novas Intermediates Madisen Trites, Ida Holm, Allison Beaumont, Ashley Dyke, Kyra Kaspick, Hanna Kaspick and Seleena Knoll. Above left: Novas Beginners Chayanne Cox, Morgan Dyke, Regan Winters and Sveinna Bjarnarson. Above right: Novas Advanced and Pre Provincials Monique Malsi, Jenna Gibson and Jayden Armstrong.
NACI hockey regular season ends
By Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press
Despite putting in a solid late season effort, the Neepawa Area Colligiate Institute (NACI) Tigers will not be advancing into the championship bracket of the Westman High School Hockey League playoffs. In a wildcard game on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Deloraine Colts were able to double up NACI, by a 4-2 margin. Ben Rainka and Wiley Speiss scored for the Tigers. The win moves Deloraine into the top-tier playoff bracket, with a m at c hu p a g i a n s t t he second ranked Dauphin Clippers. For NACI, they will shift into the consolation playoffs, for the league teams ranked ninth or
lower in the regular season standings. The Tigers finished 10th overall. As of the Banner & Press publication deadline of Wednesday, Feb. 14, the exact seeding and schedule for the consolation playoffs had not yet been announced.
NACI closed out the regular season with a pair of wins, including a 3-1 win over Crocus Plains on Friday, Feb. 9 (pictured). PHOTO BY EOIN DEVEREUX
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FEBRUARY 16, 2018
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Feb 16, 1959-March 9, 2012 Lovingly remembered Mom and all his family
Obituary Joseph Alfred Wilfred Boiteau Wilf died peacefully Feb 3, 2018 with Irene, his wife of 69 years, at his side at the Ste. Rose Hospital. He was born in St. Boniface, MB July 12, 1923 to Joseph and Bertha Boiteau (Lafrance), was raised in Ste. Rose and has resided in McCreary, MB since 1951. Wilf attended elementary school in Ste. Rose and finished his schooling at Otterburne College. He enlisted in the Canadian Ordinance Corps in 1942 and served overseas in England, North Africa, Italy, Belgium and Holland with the First Canadian Division. Following his discharge in 1945 he worked as a baker in Ste. Rose, Shoal Lake and Birch River. In the fall of 1947 he moved to the Swan River area and settled in Benito, MB to open a bakery. It was in Benito that he met Irene Szlachtycz and they were married on July 7, 1948. In 1951 Wilf and Irene with their 2 year old daughter Joan and new born Dennis moved to McCreary to open a bakery. Following the close of the bakery Wilf and Irene converted the building into a restaurant and opened a second business, I&W Laundromat, next door. They also operated the bus depot from 1957 until 1991. In addition to the business pursuits, Wilf served as a member of the Village Council 1964-1968. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce for many years and was appointed an Honorary Life Member in 1976. Wilf was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion and in 2014 was recognized for 70 years of continuous membership. Wilf was an active member of Our Lady of Nativity Roman Catholic Parish. He also served his parish and community as a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1975. Wilf and Irene have enjoyed their retirement years living in McCreary and have been fortunate to remain in their own home to this day. They have been able to travel and visit with their family in various parts of Canada as well as family in the USA. Wilf will be missed by his wife Irene and children, Joan (Richard), Dennis (Brenda), Lionel (Jean), Gerald (Shirley) and Marguerite (Richard), grandchildren Brad, Jeff, Garey, Mark, Dereck, Mathew, Randal, Jeremy, Meaghen, Kara, Emily, Kylie and Nathan and great grandchildren Wyatt, Solaye, Charlee-Jo, Micheal, Lea and Janessa. He was predeceased by his sister Therese Tardiff and granddaughter Layna Boiteau. Funeral Mass for Wilf was celebrated on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00 am from Our Lady of the Nativity Roman Catholic Church in McCreary. Fr. Leo Fernandes celebrated the mass. Interment took place in the McCreary Catholic Cemetery. Members of the St. Viator 4th degree assembly of the Knights of Columbus and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 173 formed the honor guard. Should friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Wilf to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or a charity of your choice. They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. Sneath-Strilchuk - McCreary Chapel 204-835-2004 • www.sneathstrilchuk.com
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Obituary Kenneth William Alexander McKee Ken passed away on Dec.23, 2017 at Country Meadows Personal Care Home in Neepawa at the age of 81. Ken was born on the home farm 12-13-17 in Odanah on April 5, 1936. He grew up on the family farm and at the age of 16 quit school to help his Dad. Ken married Betty Lou Crook on Nov. 6, 1965. They had two children, Ronald and Beverly. Together they farmed the land, raising cattle, pigs and chickens. Ken loved the farm and all its activities. In the winter he enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, playing pool and bowling. Ken and Betty Lou took quite a few trips. In the fall they celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. Ken was predeceased by his father William, his mother Myrtle (nee Doncaster) and sister Norma Buchanan. He is survived by his wife Betty Lou of 52 years. His son Ronald and daughter Beverly and their families. A grave side service was held on Dec. 30th at Riverside Cemetery Neepawa, with Rita Friesen officiating. Many thanks to White’s Funeral Home for their kindness.
Fredrick “Fred” Allan Cicholski On Saturday, February 3, 2018 Fredrick “Fred” Allan Cicholski entered into rest at Minnedosa Personal Care Home. Fred, the third child of John and Mary, was born on August 2, 1940 at the farm northeast of Neepawa where he was raised. He attended Salisbury school till grade 8. In 1986 he met the love of his life Marjorie Kitson. On August 2, 1986 on his 46th birthday he convinced her to move in and he became stepfather to her 3 children, Stan, Alicia, and John. July the following year Fred and Marjorie proudly announced the arrival of their son Allan, completing their family. In 2013, Fred started having memory problems. In August 2017 he had a bad fall at home and after a long stay in the hospital the tough decision to place him in the Minnedosa Personal Care Home was made, where he stayed till his peaceful passing Saturday February 3, 2018. Fred is predeceased by his parents Mary and John, sister and brother-in-law Shirley (John) Winnicky, sister and brother- in-law Betty (Steve) Szwagierczak, and brother Donny. Leaving to mourn his passing his loving partner Marjorie Kitson, stepchildren Stan Szwagierczak, Alicia (Bob) Chambers and Emily, John Szwagierczak, Natalie, and Damian, and son Allan Cicholski, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Just as you were, You will always be, No longer in our lives to share, But in our hearts you are always there, Loved and cherished in our memories. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s society of Manitoba.
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–––––––––– Auctions JP Cattle Co. with guests Stewart Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull & Female Sale Thursday March 1, 2018 1:00pm on the farm at McAuley, MB. Selling 90 Simmental & Angus bulls, as well as 70 commercial bred heifers. For more information or a catalogue contact Glenn (204) 851 5669, Eric (306)434 8567, Brent (204)773 2356 or T Bar C Cattle Co. (306) 220-5006. View the catalogue online at www.buyagro.com. Watch and bid online at www.dlms. ca (PL#116061) _____________________ Meyers Auctions & Appraisals. Call Brad at 368-2333. www.meyersauctions.com _____________________ Nickel Auctions Ltd, Booking Spring & Summer sales. Ph 204-637-3393. Cell 204856-6900. E mail email@example.com
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Obituary John Braun
July 22, 1927 - February 7, 2018 John slipped away quietly in the early hours of February 7 at the Third Crossing Manor in Gladstone. Predeceased by his wife Anne in 2004, John leaves: 1 daughter Angela, 2 sons; Warren and Dwight (Koreen) plus two precious grandsons Nathan and Connor. All keep John’s memory in their hearts. John was born into a large farm family on July 22, 1927 in the Altona area of southern Manitoba. He and Anne Buhler married on July 25, 1954 and farmed in the Altona area until 1966 when the family relocated to Plumas after purchasing the Carl Buschau farm. Farmers never really retire, especially when the farm remains in the family, which was the case with John. He went from full time farming to farming with his oldest son Warren. Later Dwight also joined the family farm and so it continued with the 3 men. As time went on John became more of a part time farmer, assisting his sons, slowly stepping back from the day to day tasks and concentrated on running for parts. By his mid eighties, John’s main task was driving the boys between machinery and fields as required. When he hung up the farming hat, John traded that one in for a Toronto Blue Jays cap. Though not always satisfied with their performance…he grudgingly remained a fan! During the winter he was an avid curling fan – thank goodness for sports channels! John’s grandsons, Nathan and Connor were his greatest joy. As John was more of a home body, the boys regaled Grandpa with stories of their hockey and baseball games. It can also be said that more than a few loonies changed hands for goals/runs scored and/or saved! Both Nathan and Connor had many a sleepover at Grandpa’s. On July 25, 2017, just 3 days after celebrating John’s 90th birthday at his home in Plumas, he moved into the Third Crossing Manor. All staff became John’s ‘TCM family’, showing him humor, care and compassion during his residence. Celebration of John’s life will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday February 15, 2018 at the Plumas United Church, with internment to follow at the Plumas Cemetery. Floral tributes are gratefully declined. If desired, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Neepawa Salvation Army, Box 548, Neepawa, Manitoba R0J 1H0. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone~MacGregor www.clarkesfuneralhome.com
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Require additional Class 1 drivers. Operating super B grain hoppers, prairie provinces only. Contact Steve, 204-385-3048 or 204-871-5139 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cargill is presently recruiting seasonal yard workers for the upcoming 2018 Spring season. Applicants must posses a Class 5 driver’s license. Class 3 with air would be an asset but not necessary. Contact Gary at 204-386-2075 or email resume to email@example.com.
Drivers Needed Did you know that the simple act of driving your car can help cancer patients in your community? In our region, transportation to treatment is just one of the many challenges cancer patients face. We are here to help. You can help provide rides to cancer related appointments. Become a volunteer driver today. Are you a non-smoker? • Do you have access to a safe & reliable vehicle? • Do you have a clean driving record? • Are you comfortable driving to the major cancer centres in Winnipeg & Brandon? • Are you looking for a way to give back to Cancer patients and your community? WE HAVE NEED FOR VOLUNTEER DRIVERS THROUGHOUT THE CENTRAL PLAINS CANCER CARE REGION Learn more by registering for one of our information sessions, call Sharilyn at 204-857-6100. Portage la Prairie - Friday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m. (Stride Place, Cobbe’s Boardroom) Neepawa - Wednesday, February 28 at 11:00 a.m. (Neepawa Regional Library) People Helping People Committed to Caring
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Engagement A wedding social in honour of Brett Oliver, son of Doug & Michelle Oliver, and Eri Caravajal Perez, daughter of Vloleth Perez and Cesar Caravajal, will be held on March 17th at the Neepawa Yellowhead Centre. A come and go shower will also be held at the hall from 2:30-4:00. Eri is registered at Home Hardware and Stokes. Please consider this your invitation. Brett and Eri will be married on April 21/18 in Santa Marta, Columbia!
Tender Invitation to Tender The farm land listed below in the R.M. McCreary is available for sale. Note highest or any tender may not necessarily be accepted. Land NE 29-20-15 WPM Water control works plan 5126 and 6489 Acres - Approximately 155.70 acres There are no buildings located on the property. Sealed Tenders to purchase the land will be received by: Vince Musgrave, PO Box 352, McCreary MB R0J1B0 until March 09, 2018. Terms and conditions 1. Each tender shall be in writing and shall be submitted with a certified cheque or bank draft payable to Vince Musgrave in an amount equal to 5% of the tender price; 2. If the tender is accepted, the cheque or bank draft shall constitute a non-refundable deposit. If the tenderer fails to complete the purchase of the property, the seller shall herein retain the deposit as liquidated damages; 3. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by certified cheque or bank draft on possession date; 4. Possesion date to be 30 days after the acceptance of tender. 5. Purchaser shall pay the 2018 property taxes; 6. The tenderer shall pay the applicable GST or provide acceptable undertaking to self-assess; 7. Highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted; 8. The tenderer shall be deemed to have relied on the tenderer's own inspection and knowledge of the land and the titles for the properties, its true condition, possible liabilities and the status of the title hereto independent of any representations by or on behalf of the seller.
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MANITOBA HOUSING Caretaker Services
Manitoba Housing is compiling a list of suppliers interested in providing Caretaker Services to the location(s) listed below, 1 Contract to be awarded. CONTRACT 1 – Neepawa – 54 Units Yellowhead Manor – Building (54 Units) Scattered (17 Units) Housing must be made aware of interest by March 2, 2018. For additional information please contact: Chris Toth 204-573-7463 B18-25 Tupper Street N Portage la Prairie MB R1N 3K1
HIKE METAL, a busy ship and boat building company in Wheatley ON is seeking candidates with the following skill sets: Welders/Fitters/ Fabricators (aluminum preferred), Outfitters/Millwrights /Riggers, Spray painters, Pipe Fitters & Plumbers Attributes Required: Dexterity, Proficiency, Reliability, Aptitude, Initiative and Versatility Employment Perks: Competitive wages, Benefits Pkg., Days, and a Creative Work Environment To apply, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519.825.4691
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SEASONAL AG EQUIPMENT CLERK For Our Agro Department Located in Neepawa, MB
Duties would include but not limited to: customer service, delivering agro equipment and bins to customers, general ordering of parts, assist with inventory management other general agro-related duties as assigned. Qualifications: • Excellent customer service skills • Highly motivated • Efficient organizational skills; • Minimum Class 3 w/air driver’s License; • Agro background an asset • Must be bondable Reports to: Ag Equipment Manager Deadline: March 2, 2018 Excellent compensation for a few months of work! If you would like to work with an established and progressive company, send a cover letter and resume to: Attention: Glenda Finkewich – Human Resource/ Health & Safety Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or mail to: Box 879, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 www.neepawagladstonecoop.com We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
MORTGAGE SALE The building and land known as 82174 89Road W, RM of North Cypress-Langford, Manitoba, as described in Certificate of Title No. 2444372/5 will be sold at auction by a licensed Auctioneer on Wednesday, the 7th day of March, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at 282 Hamilton Street, County Court House upstairs Court Room, Neepawa, Manitoba. To the best of the vendor’s knowledge, there is situated on the mortgage property a 928 sq. ft. single family bungalow with 192 sq. ft. addition on 2.05 acres of land. Double driveway, no garage, vinyl siding on exterior of home, slab foundation. Property is hooked up to municipal water but has its own septic system. Property can be reached by travelling west out of Neepawa on Hwy 16 approx. 1 ¼ mile from town centre to Road 89W, property is located on the SW corner of the intersection and is white in colour. Home remains owner occupied. Property taxes are paid in full to December 31, 2017. The property is sold subject to taxes and penalties accruing after that date as well as registration 202132OS/5 filed by Manitoba Telephone System and utility Caveat 1072382/5 filed by The Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board, both of which will remain on title. TERMS: Deposit of $20,000.00 in cash, certified cheque or bank draft payable to MLT Aikins LLP and the balance according to conditions to be announced at the sale. Sale is subject to Reserve Bid which will be announced at the auction. If the highest bid does not meet the Reserve Bid then there is no sale. Further information may be obtained from: MLT AIKINS LLP Barristers & Solicitors 30th Floor, 360 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G1 Attn: Jacqueline Ingrilli (204) 957-4779 email@example.com
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35 lines FOODS Meat Cutter/Production Personnel
HyLife Foods a division of the HyLife organization is engaged in the dressing and processing of hogs for both domestic and world markets. To reach and sustain its position as a premier supplier of quality food products it strives to employ talented and motivated people who are capable of reaching the cutting edge of their discipline.
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This position is based at the operations in the vibrant community of Neepawa, Manitoba which has a reputation for its beauty and high quality of life. Due to rapid growth we are looking for Meat Cutters/Production Personnel.
Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op is presently recruiting for
Responsibilities / Duties include but are not limited to: • Slaughter, eviscerate and mark hogs for further processing • Cut pork carcasses into primal cuts for further detailed specifications intended for commercial, industrial, institutional or wholesale use • De-bone edible part and remove inedible organs or parts The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications: • Be able to work in a culturally diverse workplace • Have a good work ethic • Focus on treating people with dignity and respect • Appreciate a stable long term work environment • Experience as an Industrial Butcher or trimmer is required • Completion of secondary school may be required Current starting wage is $14.15, ranging as high as $21 plus $1.00 per hour perfect attendance incentive! We offer a comprehensive benefits package and competitive compensation based on experience and knowledge. HyLife has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies. If you have the qualifications and the passion to meet this challenge then we would like to explore your potential. Please apply online at http://www.hylife.com/current-opportunities/ at 623 Main Street E, PO Box 10,000, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0
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Passion for agriculture required Relationship Manager, Neepawa (Permanent, ﬁle 337-17/18) Manage relationships with local producers and be responsible for a developing loan portfolio. You’ll tailor ﬁnancing packages to meet your customers’ needs, including both lending and non-lending products, and help them build success. You have at least three years of experience in agriculture ﬁnance or sales and a degree in agriculture, business or commerce (or equivalent combination of education and experience). A professional agrologist designation is an asset. Closes February 26, 2018. About us We’re a federal Crown corporation and Canada’s leading agriculture lender. Our healthy portfolio of more than $33 billion, passion for the industry and reputation as one of Canada’s top employers help us attract professionals in agriculture, lending and just about everything in between. We offer ﬁnancing, insurance, software, learning programs, and other business services to producers, agribusiness owners and agri-food entrepreneurs across the country. Does this sound like the workplace you’re looking for? Visit fcc.ca/Careers to apply.
We thank all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
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Manitoba Community Newspaper Association Province-wide Classifieds FOR SALE
Advertisements and statements contained herein are the sole responsibility of the persons or entities that post the ad; Manitoba Community Newspaper Association and membership do not make any warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, truthfulness or reliability of such ads. For greater information on ad conditions, please consult the Association’s Blanket Advertising Conditions on our website at www.mcna.com. BATTERIES FOR EVERYTHING. Automotive, farm, construction, ATV, marine, motorcycle, golf carts, phones, tools, radios, computers etc. Reconditioned, obsolete and hard-to-find batteries. SOLAR equipment. The Battery Man. Winnipeg. 1.877.775.8271 w w w.bat ter yman.c a
PROVINCE-WIDE CLASSIFIEDS. Reach over 400,000 readers weekly. Call this newspaper NOW or email classified@ mcna.c om for details. Parts & full trailer repair, trailer safeties & Autopac Trailer Repair. Sales, Leasing & Financing of flat-deck, dumpbox, cargo, gooseneck & utility trailers & truck beds. Kaldeck Truck & Trailer, Hwy #1 MacGregor, M b. 1- 8 8 8 - 6 8 5 - 312 7. KDL INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE!!! Friday, Feb. 23 – Sunday March 4. Floor Model and Overstock Mattresses and Furniture priced to clear!!! UP TO 70% OFF select items in store! Limited quantities available so you need to act fast! Here are some of the great deals you will find. MATTRESSES: King Koil Pocket Coil Queen Mat-
tress $399.99 (reg: $799.99) Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Pillowtop Pocket Coil Queen Mattress $599.99 (reg: $999.99) Sealy Posturepedic Pocket Coil Queen Mattress $599.99 (reg: $999.99). Floor Model Mattresses priced to clear, UP TO 70% OFF! BEDROOM: All in-stock Mako Solid Wood Furniture ON SALE, Select Solid Wood Bunk Beds 40% off starting at $499.99, Metal Bunk Beds 40% off starting at $359.99. UP TO 30% OFF Signature Design B251 7pc Bedroom Set (Bed, 5
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The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the Human Resource/Health & Safety Manager in Human Resource functions of NeepawaGladstone Co-op including but not limited to; Brand, Industrial Relations, Compensation & Benefits, Training & Development, HR Strategic Initiatives and other duties as assigned.
245 Hamilton St. Neepawa
Qualifications: • Efficient organizational skills and the ability to work independently and as a team; • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactful, diplomatically and professionally at all times; • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and written; • Demonstrated strong leadership, instructional and interpersonal skills are essential to success in this position; • Must be goal oriented with the ability to set and adjust priorities; • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills; • Working knowledge of computers including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; • General knowledge of Canadian labour law and employment standards an asset; • 2-3 plus years of related work experience an asset; • Must be bondable. Applications Close: March 2, 2018 We offer career advancement opportunities, competitive compensation, benefits package, company matched pension plan and learning/ development opportunities. If you would like to work with an established and progressive company, please complete an application form at our Administration Office or send a cover letter and resume to: Attention: Glenda Finkewich – Human Resource/ Health & Safety Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or mail to: Box 879, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 www.neepawagladstonecoop.com We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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LANDS FOR RENT
AGRICULTURAL CROWN LANDS are presently available for rent for cropping.
These lands are situated in the Rural Municipalities of: CITY OF WINNIPEG, swan valley west, westlakegladstone. Closing date for Cropping Tenders is 10:00 a.m. on March 2, 2018 at 308-25 Tupper Street North, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 3K1. Please contact your nearest Manitoba Agriculture Crown Lands District Office for more information or call Crown Lands and Property Agency at 1-866-210-9589. A listing of Manitoba Agriculture Crown Lands District Of-
fices can be found online at: www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/ land/crown-land/agricultural-crown-lands-districtoffices.html. A complete listing of Agricultural Crown Lands available for rent can be found online at: clpamb. ca/leases_and_permits/ LPproperties.aspx or at any Manitoba Agriculture, RM, or First Nation Band office.
FOR SALE – N4-9-8W, 240 acres. Roughly 75 acres cultivated land, 165 bush. Sub-
mit tenders prior to March 4, 2018 to: Marty Gaudet, Box 33, Rathwell, MB R0G 1S0. For info 204-751-0364.
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The successful candidate will also be responsible for all aspects of assisting in the Health & Safety program. Duties include, but are not limited to: the creation, review and implementation of safety & health policies and procedures, tracking education and training needs, promoting overall safety & health awareness, incident reporting, sub-contractor management and other duties as assigned.
Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op is presently recruiting for
HUMAN RESOURCE/HEALTH & SAFETY ADMIN ASSISTANT
Drawer Chest, Nightstand, 7 Drawer Dresser, Mirror) starting at $1399.99. LIVING ROOM: HUGE SELECTION of Sofas, Loveseats and Chairs from Palliser, England and Dynasty Furniture CLEARANCE PRICED!!! Overstock and Floor Model Cabinet Beds starting at $1699.99 LOWEST PRICE EVER!!! Mon-Fri 9-8, Sat 9-6 & Sun 11-5. 660 Highland Ave., South side of #1 Hwy, Brandon. 204571-1971. Check us out on Facebook and visit our web-
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Notice Church Worship Times Prepared by the Neepawa Ministerial St. James Anglican 11:00 a.m. First Baptist 10:30 a.m. Calvary Chapel 10:30 a.m. Knox Presbyterian 11:00 a.m. Roman Catholic Saturday 7 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. Ukrainian Catholic 9:00 am every second Sunday Neepawa United Church 11:00 a.m. Christ Lutheran 9:00 a.m. International Worship Centre 1:30 p.m. Waldersee Lutheran 10:30 a.m. Prairie Alliance Church 11:00 a.m. The Abiding Word Lutheran Church 9:00 a.m. Brookdale United 9:30 a.m.
NOTICE OF HEARING UNDER THE HIGHWAYS PROTECTION ACT AND THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC BOARD
TURTLE RIVER SCHOOL DIVISION Kindergarten Registration for the 2018 Fall Term will be held during the regular school hours between January 22 and March 23, 2018 at the following schools:
Notice is hereby given that a hearing of the Highway Traffic Board will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Room B6, Brandon Provincial Building, 340 – 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. PERMITS – PART I – SECTION 9 H.P.A. AND PART III – SECTION 17 H.P.A. 3/005/210/B/17 – NOBLE REPAIR INC.
Application for Shed, Legalize Gravel Parking and Storage Areas and Legalize Fence (Commercial) adjacent to P.T.H. No. 5, Lot 1, Plan 1876, N.E.¼ 30-1014W, Town of Carberry. The Highway Traffic Board will be prepared to consider all submissions, written or oral, on the above applications by contacting the Secretary prior to or at the hearing. Michelle Slotin, Board Secretary THE HlGHWAY TRAFFIC BOARD 200 - 301 Weston Street Winnipeg MB R3E 3H4 Phone: (204) 945-8912
Alonsa School Tele # 204-767-2168 Glenella School Tele # 204-352-4253 Ste. Rose School Tele # 204-447-2088 McCreary School Tele # 204-835-2083
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We are once again proud to offer a Full-Time Kindergarten Program. All children born on or before December 31, 2013 are eligible to register. To register you will need to bring your child’s Manitoba Health PHIN# and one of the following: Birth Certificate, Baptismal certificate, Certificate of live birth, Health card or Statutory declaration. If you have any questions, please feel free to call your school today.
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TURTLE RIVER SCHOOL DIVISION École Laurier French Immersion Inscription à la maternelle Kindergarten Registration L’inscription à la maternelle à temps plein aura lieu du 22 janvier au 23 mars, 2018. Tous les enfants qui sont nés avant le 31 décembre, 2013 sont admissibles. Veuillez apporter à l’école, votre carte d’immatriculation ainsi qu’un des suivants : le certificat de naissance de votre enfant, le certificat de baptême, une déclaration de naissance vivante ou une déclaration solennelle. Nous sommes une école d`immersion française, la maternelle à la 8ième année, et nous offrons une excellente éducation dans les deux langues officielles. Full Time French Immersion Kindergarten registration will take place from January 22nd to March 23rd, 2018. All children born on or before December 31st, 2013 are eligible to register. To register you will need to bring in your child’s Manitoba Health PHIN# and one of the following: Birth Certificate, Baptismal certificate, Certificate of live birth, Health card or Statutory declaration. We are a K-8 French Immersion school and provide an excellent education in both official languages. École Laurier Laurier, Manitoba 204-447-2068
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Liberals ready to listen
Continued from page 2 “What we need to do, is have honesty in your accounting on how we’ll get back to balance. That is the sort of thing that will be looked upon favourably by credit rating agencies. Actually, one of the things we’ve said, is to have honestly in accounting with [Manitoba] Hydro. If we stopped dumping more and more debt onto Hydro, and get Hydro’s books safe, that completely changes the risk profile for Manitoba, [with credit rating agencies] because right now, it’s going in the wrong direction.” Final thoughts As he prepared to move on to next community, Lamont stressed that it’s important for the Liberal to continue listening to the people across the province and develop policies that work for everyone. “I have to convince people that [the Manitoba Liberals] are an option. Show them that I’m up for the task, so I have to prove myself. Ultimately, whether you vote for me or not. Vote for the [Liberal Party], or not, we’re still fighting for you. Not everyone is going to vote for us, but we still want to sit down with those people, talk with them and hear their opinions and their concerns,” Lamont stressed. “The plan is not to simply work for Liberal voters, but for all Manitobans. That’s a bit of the problem right now in the legislature, and it has been for a while, where the interests of everyone are not being looked after. Let’s find the areas in which we have in common.”
Real Estate Gladstone Legion Senior Housing For Rent: One and two bedroom suites at 110 Legion Place, Gladstone, Manitoba. 55 years and over. Life lease concept. For more info call: Susan 204-385-2284
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41 Westpark Place, Neepawa. MLS#1800889 Well maintained 2 bdrm w/lrg. rooms. 4 pc. bath. Large lot.
15-Sixth St, Glenella. MLS#1719391 3 bed, 1 bath, 1172 sf. Lovingly cared for home in quiet town. Come take a look!
465 William St, Neepawa. MLS# 1714584 4 bdrm, 3 bath, bi-level. Quiet, central location w/ superb view! All the extras-AC, CV, in-gd sprinklers ++!!
Affordable Listings: 324 Fourth Ave, McCreary. MLS# 1722885. $30,000. 2 bed home, great starter or retirement home. 105 McKenzie St, Plumas. MLS# 1706200. $25,000. 2 bed, 1 bath home, huge fenced lot. 320 Fourth St, McCreary. MLS#1727775. $25,000. 1.5 storey, 3 bdrms, great potential. 1001 Burrows Ave, McCreary. MLS# 1719932. $79,000. 3 bed, 1 bath, nice lot, close to school.
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