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Friday, September 2, 2016 • Vol.27 No.45 • Neepawa, Manitoba

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Fundraiser for St. Dominic’s a hit!


St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Neepawa organized the fundraising event with the Neepawa Filipino community to assist with the church’s Raise the Roof project. Work started this week on the roof, with contractors setting up security fences and scaffolding. Pictures from the cultural event are on page 19. By Kira Paterson The Neepawa Banner Last Saturday, the community got a chance to take in a sample of the Filipino culture. St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Neepawa organized the fundraising event showcasing the background of many of the area’s newcomers. The money raised goes to fund the church’s Raising the Roof fund, to help pay for a new roof for the building. As of Aug. 31, the exact amount raised is still unknown. About 570 people came out to experience the sights, sounds and flavours of the Philippines. The Filipino Cultural Festival featured two presentations during the evening, free samples of pancit (a noodle

dish) and spring rolls and displays that featured information about the Philippines’ geography and history. The two presentations were about an hour long each and included some of the different regions’ traditional dances, some of the history of the country and more. “As far as showcasing the Filipino culture, I felt it was a great success,” noted Kathleen Guillas, who was involved in organizing the event. She added that there was a lot of positive feedback from both the attendees and the Filipinos who were involved in the festival. The participants were glad to share their culture with the community, as well as get their kids involved in their background to learn the history about where they came from. The performers who were a part of the presentations

had been practicing for about a month, perfecting their dances, songs and the narration. The variety of dances created quite the spectacle, with bamboo poles, fans and colourful costumes. Guillas added that the turnout was exactly what they’d hoped for, but they were hoping to make a bit more money through food and beverage sales. They are hoping to make this an annual event, but Guillas noted that they might change it up a bit. She said they’re not sure what exactly they’ll do next time, but they do want to have something. “As far as bringing the community together and sharing the culture, it was great,” Guillas reiterated. She said it did exactly what they had hoped in that regard and everyone – spectators, organizers and presenters alike – was very pleased with how it went.

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Museum in Arden holds ‘soft opening’ On Wednesday, Aug. 24, the Lansdowne Heritage R e s o u r c e & To u r i s m Committee (LHRTC) held their first open house at the new museum in Arden. The event was meant to get locals in to see what artifacts the museum has so far and hopefully inspire some of the attendees to donate historical items they might have. Right: Some old children’s winter clothing and a sled are part of the pioneer section.

Above: Many of the LHRTC members were at the open house, including Rod Shuttleworth (far right), who was explaining to some of the attendees how the “Velocipede” used to ride on the railroad tracks. Left: Part of the school section of the museum was a bookshelf full of old school books and classic novels like Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. For anyone who missed the first open house, the museum will also be open Sunday, Sept. 11 from 2 to 4 pm and Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 5 to 7 pm.

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There is also a municipal section in the museum. Above: Some of the municipal items include an old district map and a census from 1901. Below: There is also an old post office stand that has a weigh scale, stamp stand and other old tools formerly used in post offices.






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Travel & Entertainment A wild summer Strawberry at the library comes to a close social a success SEPTEMBER 2, 2016


Submitted The Neepawa Banner We’ve had a wild summer at Neepawa Library. Congratulations to all the participants in the TD Summer Reading Club this year - from the enthusiastic pre-readers to the middle grade readers and teens who enjoyed all the books and activities we had to offer this summer. Our theme this year was “wild” and we had lots of wild fun traveling around the world learning about wild places and wild things, thanks to Vicky Elgert who led the activities again this year. As an added bonus, we were excited to present the Ryan Price Magic Show in August, which was also themed wild! Thank you to the Youth Advisory Council and Beautiful Plains Community Foundation which provided financial support to bring this magic show to Neepawa. We look forward to planning next year’s program, which will celebrate Canada; watch for information next spring about program registration. Now it’s time to start planning for our September activities at the library. Storytime will be starting once again on Friday, September 9 at 11 am for preschool age children and their caregivers. Neepawa Rotary members are ready to start reading fun stories and telling tales; our I Spy table is all ready for spying and crafts are being prepared. Registration is not required. September is also “Read a New Book Month” and

Submitted The Neepawa Banner Country Meadows held their Annual Strawberry Social Tuesday, Aug.9th. The residents, along with their families and friends, enjoyed an afternoon of great music and delicious treats. Thank you to the volunteers who provided entertainment and spent their afternoon serving cake, strawberries and icecream. At the social there was a bake sale table as well as a prize table. Thank you to all the generous donations of food, prizes and baking to make the event a success. We at Country Meadows are so fortunate for our volunteers, family members and friends who support


Ryan Price, the magician brought in as part of the summer reading program, entertaining a goup of children. we’re celebrating at Neepawa Library with a Book Tree where you can support the library’s Buy a Book fund by donating a loonie to purchase a leaf to hang on our tree. You don’t have to read a new book to hang a leaf on the tree, but why not try a different author or genre this month. Ask anyone at the library for suggestions if you can’t decide. Another idea for a change of reading pace is to browse our magazine selection. In addition to standard titles like Canadian Living, Reader’s Digest, McCall’s Quilting and Martha Stewart Living, we also have Real Simple, Canadian Geographic,

Correction In a photo that accompanied the Aug. 5 Neepawa Banner article “It was dedication of the heart for this hallowed ground”, Allan Paterson was incorrectly identified as Joe Fraser. The Banner apologizes for the error.

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our activities, which we could not put on without you. The afternoon ended with our big finale of the draw of our raffle books we have been selling for the last two months. The proceeds from this raffle are to be used towards our Handivan outing costs for the residents. The grand prize of a stainless steel barbeque was won by Michelle Chemerika. Michelle Chemerika was very lucky that day as she also won the second prize of a beautiful stained glass window made by Jeannine Adriaansen. Other winners were John Peech and Jim Beaumont. Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to everyone for supporting our fundraising efforts at Country Meadows.

NEEPAWA ACCESS 12 Sun. Sept. 4 ..............Community Announcements 10:00 .......................Calvary Church, 10:30 .......... Elder Abuse Awareness 1:00 .......................... Church Service 2:15 ............ Mark Garneau at Rotary 2:30 ......... Choraliers Spring Concert 4:00 ..................Summer Sizzle 2014 7:00 .......................... Church Service 8:15 ..............REUNION - Medication Presentation - HAND 8:45 .................Portage Stpede 2016 9:30 ....... Travelogue G & S - Iceland 10:00 ....Community Announcements Mon. Sept. 5 ..............Community Announcements 10:00 .............Water Treatment Plant 11:30 ...... Travelogue G &S - Iceland 12:15 ..............Human Rights Project 2:30 ............. Harry’s Classic Theatre 4:00 ........ Stephen Lewis Foundation 4:30 ............Neepawa United Church 5:45 .................Every Saturday Night 6:15 ........................ Petric in Concert 7:00 ................................Coffee Chat 8:00 ...................... Stomperfest 2016 10:00 ....Community Announcements Tues. Sept. 6 ..............Community Announcements 10:00 ...........Filipino Cultural Festival 11:15 . .......................... Grizfest 2015 12:45 ...........................Benefit Social 2:30 .... St. Dominic’s Church Service 3:45 ....... Travelogue G & S - Iceland 4:30 ...... Country Connection Revival 6:00 ........Road Runners Drag Races 7:00 ............................News & Views 8:00 ........Seniors & Fraud Protection 8:30 ......Selkirk Redemption Centre 10:30 ....Community Announcements Wed. Sept. 7 ..............Community Announcements 10:00 ...................... Petric in Concert 11:00 ...............Portage Stpede 2016 1:00 ..............Fine Arts Festival 2015 2:30 .......................... Church Service 3:45 .......... Turkey - The Dardanelles 4:00 ...............Water Treatment Plant 5:30 .......Landscaping with Patmores 6:30 ..................................Herb Dock 7:00 ..............NAC TV BINGO - LIVE 8:00 .............Neepawa Town Council 9:30 .............Filipino Cultural Festival 10:45 ....Community Announcements

Thurs. Sept. 8 ..............Community Announcements 10:00 ........NAC TV Reads the Press 11:00 .................... Stomperfest 2016 12:00 NOON...................Coffee Chat 1:00 ..............MB Fiddle Chpionships 2:00 ......Selkirk Redemption Centre 4:00 ..........Neepawa Natives Hockey 6:00 ..........NAC TV Reads the Press 7:00 ............................News & Views 8:00 .............Neepawa Town Council 9:30 ....................... Prior Anniversary 11:15 . ...Community Announcements Fri. Sept. 9 ..............Community Announcements 10:00 ......Old Time Dance at Plumas 12:00 ...........Neepawa Town Council 1:30 ..............Calvary Chapel Church 2:45 ............. Harry’s Classic Theatre 4:15 ..........NACI - Global Awareness 5:00 ...................... Stomperfest 2016 7:00 ................................Coffee Chat 8:00 ............... Chiller Thriller Theatre 9:30 ...............Water Treatment Plant 11:00 ............. Chiller Thriller Theatre 12:30 ....Community Announcements Sat. Sept. 10 ..............Community Announcements 10:00 .... NAC TV Reads The Banner 11:00 ........Neepawa Natives Hockey 1:30 ........... Slava Ukrainian Dancers 2:00 ................Zion Lutheran Church 3:15 .........Leanne Pearson at RMNP 4:00 ...... NAC TV Reads The Banner 5:00 .............Neepawa Town Council 6:30 ..................................Herb Dock 7:00 ............................News & Views 8:00 ....... Travelogue G & S - Iceland 8:45 ......................... Petric in Concer 9:30 ................... Sandy Lake Parade 10:30 ....Community Announcements Sun. Sept. 11 ..............Community Announcements 10:00 .... Calvary Church, Minnedosa 10:30 ........................Portage Stpede 12:30 ...........Calgary Zoo - July 2014 1:00 ............Neepawa United Church 2:15 .............Filipino Cultural Festival 3:30 ...............Hymn Sing in Brandon 6:00 ....RCAF Command Brass Band 7:00 ............Neepawa United Church 8:15 ..........Neepawa Natives Hockey 10:45 ....Community Announcements

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ost everybody wants economic development. RIGHT IN Most everyone wants it to THE CENTRE happen in a sustainable fashion. I say most everyone as there is a growing number of people who don’t want any progress or sustainable development at all. They fight every step toward a progressing economy. Our society is increasingly hampered by a parade of chronic complainers and protesters. ventilated, it isn’t all that healthy from Alberta either. In Montreal recently, the Na- either. It is renewable and can be The sad but inconvenient tional Energy Board hearings were harvested and used with basic truth about Quebec is that it is disrupted by protesters and are skills and equipment. It’s the a financial sinkhole. The birth at risk of being called off entirely. oldest energy source known to place of Canada, the arts and The mayor of Montreal seems to man aside from the sun. fashion capital of the country, sympathize with the protesters The good old sun! In some the most charming of all places as he’s upset about a couple of climates, that’s all you need to in Canada to live and to visit, but members of the NEB. stay warm, but in Montreal, you it is a financial disaster. Without On the surface, the mayor is need more than sunshine if you government subsidies to Bomafraid of oil pipelines and pos- are going to survive the winter, let bardier and other companies, sible oil spills. Fair enough. But alone drive your car. Solar energy, without government mandated the possibility of an oil spill is in most situations, is an expensive location of industries, such as quite remote, actually. Much more farce. Without the government the aerospace industries, without remote than the possibility that subsidies and mandated usage, Alberta sent subsidies now for eastern Canada will freeze in the it is simply not feasible yet. It decades, Quebec would be a third dark some day because they run may never be feasible. world country. out of affordable energy. The Third world status is what the Wind energy, once the permayor of Montreal is aligned ceived saviour for the world, has protesters want, it seems. Back with about to the land, Third world status is what the protesters no industry, 80 eastern mayors who no modern want, it seems. Back to the land, no are opposed convento pipelines. iences. Oh industry, no modern conveniences. My wife’s yeah, right, family farm had three pipelines now been exposed. It too has an they flew to Montreal on a plane go through the front yard and ugly side or sides. The death of to protest, all the while planning while they were annoying while birds and bats is an inconvenient their next protest stop in an endunder construction, they have part of the wind turbine reality. less, continent-wide harassment proven pretty harmless. Yes, The noise is another factor and of democracy and progress. there are problems with build- they are kind of annoying and Protesters and politicians ing and maintaining pipelines, ugly. However, the biggest prob- can’t have it both ways. There but in an economy that needs lem is their life span. About the are risks and there are resources oil, the alternative is sending it time they begin to get some cost that have to be managed to allow in oil tankers, either on wheels recovery, the stupid things lose a our economy and our society to or ships, I think I would take my prop blade or fall over. They have exist and yes, to grow. You can’t have management or growth by chances with a pipeline. a very short lifespan. Every energy source has its If the Quebec mayors don’t constantly disrupting meetings. downside. Heating with wood, want a pipeline, then they ob- Existence and growth is dependwhile romantically linked to our viously don’t want Alberta, Sas- ent on vision and leadership and past and present, has its down- katchewan or Manitoba oil. Fair I don’t know of a time in our sides. It isn’t cheap when you enough. Then they shouldn’t ex- country when both have been figure in all the costs. Improperly pect any equalization payments so lacking.

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oday, from the phone in my pocket, I can do lots of things. I can pay bills, order food or watch videos. I can track my own health through any number of health apps, but what I can’t do is use it to access my actual health data. In such a data-driven world, this seems entirely out of place. But maybe not for long. Last week, federal Health minister Jane Philpott, who was a family doctor in Stouffville, ON before entering politics, spoke to the Canadian Medical AssoMY ciation at their annual meeting PERSPECTIVE in Vancouver. With negotiations between the federal and ate provincial govackman tkinson ernments over the new Health Accord ongoing, Philpott’s words were heard with great interest. When it comes to health spending, governments are always facing a great chasm separating what we want them to spend and what money is available. The health of ourselves and our families is a deeply personal and highly emotional topic. Talking restraint is easy, until it’s your grandparent in the hospital bed. Philpott didn’t promise more money for the provinces, nor did she offer strong support for some of the CMA’s most pressing issues, such as funding top-ups for provinces with older populations or a national pharmacare plan. Based on Philpott’s remarks, the federal government is viewing the current Health Accord negotiations as a time to set a new course to improve Canada’s health care outcomes. She said the negotiations are a chance to “trigger” the innovation needed to reform the system. With ballooning federal health care costs, Philpott is pushing for a change in the way care is delivered, with a stronger focus on co-ordination of care. She noted that co-ordination is a major factor explaining why both Britain and Australia spend less per capita and as a percentage of GDP, yet obtain better outcomes. This makes a lot of sense. Anyone who has had interactions with multiple doctors knows that generally, we operate in a fractured state. It seems there’s room for solutions that revolve around better managing the interactions between patients and all of their health care providers– collaboration between family doctors and specialists and the increased use of digital technology to keep records that can be shared among health care providers and are accessible by patients. With this in mind, we know one thing, one of the big areas of federal focus will be modernizing this type of infrastructure. After years of spending on exciting new equipment, patients’ health information has been left in the dark ages. While some clinics and hospitals have been working towards the digitization of records, fax machines are still common in doctors’ offices across the county. While many Americans can get their test results via a phone app, few Canadians can access any of their health information online. A new system in Nova Scotia, announced in July, has made a step forward; it will allow patients to access their test results by phone. By making health information readily available to Canadians, Philpott said patients will be better able to actively manage their health. It’s clear that there are problems, but it’s also clear that throwing money at the problem won’t solve it. We need only look at rapidly rising health care budgets, both provincially and federally, to see we have already tried this. Health care funding is a tricky subject. We could double our health care spending and still not improve the outcomes for all Canadians. As with any endeavour, we need to ensure we are using our resources as efficiently as possible and there’s room for improvement. Why do patients have records in multiple places? Are tests performed multiple times because previous tests results aren’t easily accessible? Are patients even getting their test results? Can we better coordinate our resources, both human and capital, so that they are used to their full potential? We all want to see more doctors, more nurses, more aides and more techs, but we should also make sure the foundation upon which our health care rests, our own health information, is as solid as possible.




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Opinion A warning from ancient history SEPTEMBER 2, 2016


n last week’s column, I shared some thoughts on the growing gap between those who govern and those who are governed. This week, I want to explore this concept a little further and offer a warning from ancient history which, in my view, could help us address and solve this problem. In his final sermon to the people of ancient Israel, Moses left detailed instructions that were to be followed when the people decided to “separate church and state;” and to have a king who would look after secular matters and priests who would look after spiritual matters in the land. Moses was wise enough to see that this separation of powers was inevitable. But he also saw the inherent dangers in such a move. For that reason, he set out specific guidelines to help the people choose their kings. They were to set over them “the king that God would choose.” (Deuteronomy 17:14-20) No king was to designate his successor unless he received clear indication

FAITHFULLY YOURS Neil Strohschein from God to do so—which King David received when he designated Solomon as his heir. Four things were required of every king who came to power. Three things were prohibited—the king was not to acquire many horses, many wives or huge amounts of silver and gold. Moses knew if these rules were broken, the costs of governing the kingdom and supporting the army, the civil service and the king’s family would escalate to the point that they would be impossible to control (sort of like today), which is what happened. One thing was required of the king—he was to spend time each day reading and meditating on the laws of God, using his personal copy of those laws. Moses knew that if this rule was broken, the king would

soon exalt himself above the other members of the community and think that he could do whatever he wanted—raise taxes, force his people into slavery, worship whatever god he chose to worship and make new laws that suited his fancies and legalized his questionable actions or intentions. That also happened—many, many times. Beginning with Solomon and continuing until the Babylonian conquest of ancient Israel, almost every king violated these rules. The historical books of the Old Testament document the results. Despite numerous rebellions, revolts and regime changes, very little changed. Kings were just as selfish and self-centered as their predecessors had been and the people were just as poor, misused and abused as they had always been. Any good kings that

came along (and there were a few) could not undo the damage done by their predecessors. Now I will be the first to argue that we cannot apply Moses’ rules for ancient Israel to today’s Canada. But there is one lesson we can learn from the history of ancient Israel. When power and control is centralized in the hands of a few, the general population always suffers. Centralized governments with their multiple levels of bureaucracy have consistently proven to be one of the most ineffective and inefficient ways to run a country. There is only one way to cover the cost of government services and that is by taxing the profits, properties and purchases of people. The more we demand, the more we will have to pay—but we will never receive what we consider to be full value for the money we have paid. Nothing will change until we, the people, start demanding less, doing more and asking for help only when we cannot help ourselves. More on that next week.

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fter all,” Ann had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” Ann of Avonlea, by L.M. Montgomery I enjoyed a couple of those perfect days this week. Nothing earth shattering, not on holiday, just puttering around my home, shop and yard. If I ever complete the myriad of little projects I am currently working on, the shop will be tidy, the front entrance will be well lighted and the back door will be replaced. I have many dreams I am working on. So this week, I stained an arbour white;


created a seat for it out of a roll of foam I found and a ten dollar curtain; had new boards cut for the garden bench, stained and varnished, working on the bolts to secure the slats; envisioning a reclaimed set of four panel doors that are to become a headboard; envisioning another door to incorporate a window a grandson painted for me when he was but a lad; glued the arm rests of an antique chair and working on re-upholstering the seat and back ( I have the fabric); and just plain playing. I have been sanding and sawing, drilling and gluing,


By Addy Oberlin here are several thoughts occupying my mind. Looking at the devastation in Italy last week and seeing how even a little girl was rescued unharmed makes me wonder how many people were ready to meet their Creator. Just the thought that there might still be people alive under all that debris makes me tremble. Nobody knew it was coming and it surprised them in


staining and finishing. This slow and gentle movement on a series of projects is soul satisfying for me. Amid the clutter is another project, the parlour table still has not been reduced to a coffee table. But I am not impatient. I know how I work, think for a long time and start slow, but get it done. There are tools I want to sort, but the ones I want to work with are spares and I can find all the ones I need, so that job is progressing very slowly. No matter, it may or may not get done. Several years ago, I was determined to sort the totes of Lego

pieces and re-construct all the structures. The kitchen was littered with pans and trays of the various shapes, sizes and colours and it took a while, but I got it done – to be honest, I called in two of my young friends to help that time, but the method was sound! With help, I got a row of solar lights down the driveway, much easier to find the dogs after dark! The motion sensor solar light is still in the box, but I have read the instructions and I am almost certain where I want to place it. Curling up in the big chair reading a book, walking the dogs, phone calls and coffee stops. The scent of fresh cut wood, stained hands from honest labour, cold drinks on a hot day. Simple pleasures, simple little pleasures, like pearls slipping off a string.

their sleep. I guess I keep coming back to the same question that we all need to answer some time: are we ready when the unexpected happens to us? Have we made our life right with the Lord and also our family, friends and those around us? In 2 Corinthians 6:2, we are warned not to stall any longer because “now is the acceptable time, behold now is the day of salvation.” It might not be an earthquake, a flood or a tornado. However, we have a God, our Creator, who is in charge of our life and gives us each day as He wills.


Letters Honesty for Churchill and The Pas An honest mechanic will admit it when a car can’t be fixed, even though it’s not what the owner wants to hear and it doesn’t make the cash register ring. Premier Brian Pallister is proving himself to be like that honest mechanic. It probably isn’t padding his poll numbers, but he isn’t throwing taxpayers’ money at problems the province can’t fix. The government can’t save the port in Churchill. It can’t save the paper mill in The Pas. It’s sad. But it’s the truth. “It’s a company that’s been losing money,” said Premier Pallister after Tolko announced plans to close its paper plant in The Pas. “Sadly, this is the result.” This is not, however, the only course of action open to the government. It could announce big bailouts and enjoy the local fanfare of news releases and press conferences. But those millions would ultimately fail to fundamentally change the situation. Consider the Tolko plant. It employs 332 people out of the 5,500 people in The Pas. The release that announced the closure didn’t get into details, but simply stated: “We cannot continue to sustain the losses at the operation.” A few details have trickled out since. Prices are low for the paper the plant produced. The fuels that fire the plant’s boilers are more expensive than the natural gas used in other plants, but piping natural gas into The Pas would cost $180 million. The provincial government can’t change commodity prices. Providing a natural gas hook up for the plant would cost more than half a million dollars for every Tolko job. It’s sad, but it’s reality and government can’t change it. Consider the grain port in Churchill. About 90 of the 750 people in Churchill are losing their jobs because OmniTrax is closing the port. After some weeks of confusing silence, OmniTrax made the reason for the closure clear: “There was not a single committed contract for grain this season.” The reality is that there’s never been much interest in shipping grain through the Churchill port. Churchill shipped 525,200 metric tonnes of grain during the 2014-15 fiscal year. That’s about the same amount of grain shipped through Vancouver in an average week. Now the trickle of grain that’s flowed through Churchill has dried up completely. Millions of dollars from taxpayers have already been lost in failed attempts to save the Churchill port. Subsidies to OmniTrax, for just last year, totalled nearly $6 million. That’s about $65,000 per job. There have been calls for new subsidies and even nationalization of the port. But none of this would fundamentally change the situation. Grain exporters are picking other ports. The provincial government can’t change that. Sometimes, a neighbour can provide a much-needed objective point of view. Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart has publicly raised concerns about grain transportation capacity. But he’s made it clear the Saskatchewan government won’t be putting any money into a port that handles less than two per cent of Canada’s grain exports. There is another hard reality at play. The Manitoba government is running a deficit of $911 million. The province will pay $874 million just to cover the interest on provincial debt – that’s more than $680 per Manitoban. Government money won’t fix the problems facing Tolko or OmniTrax, but even if it could, Manitoba simply doesn’t have money to give. It’s always tempting for a government to do something even when nothing can be done. A significant portion of the province’s debt is no doubt due to politicians that have succumbed to that temptation. It is a costly delusion. Taxpayers’ money can’t fundamentally change the situation for Tolko or OmniTrax. It’s a sad, but obvious reality. Premier Pallister is doing the right thing by telling people in Churchill and The Pas the truth. Todd MacKay Pairie Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation


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Zucchini relish I found a “lost” zucchini and it was rather large, so I decided to try this relish recipe. This unusual relish has the spicy flavor of India. Use with meats, on sandwiches or rice dishes. If you use the food processor, you can mince the veggies rather than grate so they will be crunchier. Zippy zucchini relish

One of Manitoba’s largest golf tournaments took place at Clear Lake Golf Course from Aug. 19 to 27. Steven Young of La Salle and Kaitlin Troop of Brandon captured the championship men’s and ladies’ flights respectively.

6 cups minced or grated zucchini 4 cups minced cabbage 3 cups minced carrots 2 cups minced onion 1 cup minced green or red pepper 1/4 cup pickling salt

Put veggies through a food processor to mince/dice them. In a large bowl, combine zucchini, cabbage, carrots, onions and pepper. Sprinkle salt over and mix well. Let stand for 3 to 4 hours. Drain vegetables, discarding liquid. In a large pot, add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the vegetables and on medium heat, bring back to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Ladle hot relish into prepared, sterilized hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Seal jars. Leave as is or process in hot water bath for 15 minutes per pint.

Above: Steve Wood teeing off on the par 4 10th tee. Right: 15-year-old Hayley Shanks, who captured the Jr. Ladies final.



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Family drop-in centre to open soon By Kira Paterson The Neepawa Banner At the end of September, families in the community of Neepawa will have a place to find resources and ask questions. Several local agencies and organizations have banded together to start up a pilot project of a family resource drop-in centre. Don Walmsley, coordinator at Neepawa and Area Immigrant Settlement Services (NAISS), explained that this was an idea that has been mentioned to him a few times in the past. His lead English as an Additional Language teacher brought it up about a year ago and then more recently, Child and Family Services (CFS) approached him and asked if it was something that the community could use. He agreed that it could be, so the process began. “The next step was we called a meeting of a number of different agencies that dealt with children or families. That included the ministerial, Mayor de Groot came from the Town, [Budz n’ Bloom] daycare, [Neepawa] Nursery School, Salvation Army, Beautiful Plains School Division [and the Regional Health Authority]. So we had a number of different organizations that have direct contact or are working with families or kids in some form or another,” explained Walmsley. The agencies agreed that this idea was something that could benefit the community, so they formed a steering committee for the project and discussed what they could do to make it happen. They have decided to run it every other Wednesday, from 9 am to 1




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pm for a year. “Essentially, it’s just for families to be able to come in, sit, meet, chat... to talk, to ask questions, because we will have people there,” Walmsley said. “It’s like an information resource, basically.” He added that it’s not only going to be for family resources, but people can also go there to ask where they can access certain services in town. People dropping in can also use it as an outlet to make suggestions on different family services they think would benefit the community. “We see it as an information providing opportunity, as well as an information receiving,” Walmsley explained. In order to offer information about local resources and services, the steering committee is encouraging agencies and organizations in town to provide them with information about the services they provide, such as brochures or pamphlets, to refer to and give to people visiting the drop-in centre. The first day that the drop-in centre will be open is on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and it will continue every other Wednesday from then. The location is the back room of the Neepawa Public Library, 280 Davidson Street. The agencies will come together to analyze how the project has been going after six months, then again at the end of the year to decide where to go from there. They will be keeping track of the traffic going through the centre as well as what kinds of questions those people ask. “This is a pilot project... and we’re putting it in place to see if 1) there is a need for this, 2) what more do we need to do in terms of meeting

the needs of the people that come through?” said Walmsley. He added that everyone on the committee is excited to see how this will work out. They’re not sure exactly where this idea will go after the first year, but what they do know is that they will need a permanent location and they are hoping community members will take over the operation. “Ultimately what we’d like to see is this taken over by a community group of volunteers,” Walmsley noted. He said that the agencies involved have the capability to get this project started, but they would like it to end up being run “by people, for people,” as he put it. The agencies will still be willing to help the volunteer group get started, answer any questions a new committee may have about the operation of the centre and provide resources to whoever takes it over. As of right now, handing it off to community members is in the long term plan. Short term, they are looking for volunteers to be at the centre on the Wednesdays, as well as donations of basic supplies (i.e. crayons, paper, coffee, baked goods, tubs to store their supplies, etc.) and informational resources. “If people are interested in volunteering, we’d love to hear,” Walmsley stressed. “If you are interested you can contact myself [Don Walmsley at NAISS, 204-476-2055], Amanda Naughton-Gale at Salvation Army [204-476-5869], or you can contact Rhonda Dickenson at the Beautiful Plains School Division [204-476-2387].” Anyone who has supplies or resources to give to the centre can also contact those people.

Team Manitoba goes for gold at 2016 Canada 55+ Games Submitted The Neepawa Banner Team Manitoba 2016 returned home Aug. 20 from the 2016 Canada 55+ Games in Brampton, Ontario. The team of 108 participants ranging in age from 55 to 95 experienced the fun and friendly competition of the national Games in Brampton from Aug. 16 to 19. Approximately 1,700 athletes from all across Canada participated in this year’s 20th anniversary parade and games. Team Manitoba brought home an impressive total of 54 medals: 28 gold, 19 silver and seven bronze, surpassing Team Canada’s medal count at the Olympics! There was a medal sweep in Scrabble. There was also a gold medal sweep in 5-pin bowling by three teams from Steinbach, while Vivian Oswald, of Neepawa, took bronze in the 65+ singles bowling. Sonia Gamache and Helen Sweetman of Laurier/ Makinak won gold in cribbage. The oldest male athlete at the games, 95-year-old Jack Widdicombe of Russell, took gold in gross golf. Manitoba athletes participated in 16 of the 20 events, including golf, bowling, bridge, cribbage, curling, slo-pitch and track. This was also the second year for pickleball players and a Manitoba hockey team. Special events included the opening ceremonies on Tuesday, evening entertainment and closing dinner and dance on Friday. Jack Widdicombe was recognized as the eldest male athlete, along with a 97-year-old female from Saskatchewan, who won a gold medal in the 85+ bowl-


Vivian Oswald won a bronze medal in 5-pin bowling at the Canada 55+ Games. ing category. The Games president also announced that the host community for the 2018 Canada 55+ Games would be St. John, New Brunswick. All Team Manitoba participants need to be congratulated for qualifying and for participating in the 2016 Canada 55+ Games. They’re all winners for proving you’re never too old for fun and games!

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An unbelievable educational weekend Submitted Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup Forty-nine enthusiastic Manitoba and Saskatchewan Junior Cattle Producers attended the ninth annual Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup, July 29 to 31,in Neepawa. Excitement in the cattle industry brought out a top notch group of interested cattle producers and 91 head of cattle. Where else can you attend an event with 49 junior members all working together as teams and individual competitors, to learn the skills needed in the livestock industry? This is not just a cattle show, it is an all around event to promote and educate youth to continue on in the livestock industry. Our show would not happen without our dedicated sponsors who have stood behind this junior all breeds show and helped to make it a success. The weekend started off with a clipping and grooming workshop put on by the Roundup weekend mentors: Laura Horner and Jake Rawluk. Juniors learned the importance of proper hair care and blowing procedures. After supper was the Ag Challenge sponsored by gold sponsor, Mazer Group, a timed competition with some hands on knowledge of the livestock industry. The juniors enjoyed the challenges and tasks they were given, like halter making, parts of the animal, identifying ag items and more. The winning team was Samantha Rimke, Wyatt Inglis, Lainie Muir, Bree Russell, Gerrin Vandersluis and Ryley Kohut. On Saturday, workshops were given by Melissa McRae on photography and videoing; showmanship by Jennilee Bernier-Stewart; artifical insemination by Justin Kristjansson and farm safety with Farmers with Disabilities. As teams and individuals, members exhibited items in the competitions, in addition to the cattle show. The winners and honourable mentions are listed below. • Photography: Pee Wee: Kinley Peters, Austyn Peters; Junior: Gerrin Vandersluis, Harleigh Carlson; Intermediate: Bobbi Jo Foster, Sadie Anwender. • Graphic design: Pee Wee: Lane Nykoliation, Bree Russell; Junior: Ty Nykoliation, Harleigh Carlson; Intermediate: Naomi Best, Sadie Anwender; Senior: Samantha Rimke.

• Art: Pee Wee: Bree Russell, Sierra Inglis; Junior: Lainie Muir, Ty Nykoliation; Intermediate : Naomi Best, Sadie Anwender; Senior: Bennett Foster, Samantha Rimke •Stall card: Pee Wee: Hannon Vandersluis, Austyn Peters; Junior: Harleigh Carlson, Emma Falconer • Powerpoint and video: Pee Wee: Lane Nykoliation, Bree Russell; Junior: Harleigh Carlson, Ty Nykoliation; Intermediate: Sadie Anwender, Taylor Carlson. • Scrapbook: Pee Wee: Sierra Inglis, Hannon Vandersluis; Junior: Teegan Hyndman, Ty Nykoliation; Intermediate: Naomi Best, Wyatt Inglis; Senior: Samantha Rimke •Judging (sponsored by Manitoba Charolais Association): Pee Wee: Nathan de Rocquigny, Austyn Peters; Junior: Ty Nykoliation, Brooklyn Hedley; Intermediate: Sadie Anwender, Nolan Glover Falconer; Senior: Bennett Foster, Samantha Rimke • Team judging: Pee Wee: Bree Russell and Austyn Peters, Lane Nykoliation and Kinley Peters; Junior: Lainie Muir and Ty Nykoliation, Emma Falconer and Grace Glover; Intermediate: Justin Carvey and Kain Shearer, Nolan Glover and Katie Falconer; Senior: Bennett Foster and Carson Rodgers Team grooming: first place: Nolan Glover, Carson Rodgers, Teegan Hyndman, Katie Falconer and Brydon Vandersluis • Herdsman: Samantha and Levi Rimke • Alumni ahowmanship: first Jay Rimke One of the highlights of Saturday is the Cook off, where up to six members on a team prepare the ultimate burger and create a theme. Judges Brian Lemon (CEO of Manitoba

Beef Producers) , Kelsey Dust (Canadian Simmental Youth Coordinator), Jake Rawluk and Mazer Implements rep. evaluated this competition and was impressed with the taste of the steaks, presentation, themes and costumes. The winning team was Sadie Anwender, Grace Glover, Lexie Shearer and Taylor Carlson. In second place was Justin Carvey, James Reid, Austyn Peters, Harleigh Carlson and Emily Speers. Sunday, the members took part in T Bar C Invitational (gold sponsor) showmanship in the morning: • Champion Pee Wee showman: Austyn Peters, Rivers; reserve: Lane Nykoliation, Crandall. • Champion junior showperson: Grace Glover, Boissevain; reserve: Ty Nykoliation, Crandall.

• Champion intermediate showman: Levi Rimke, Oak Lake; reserve: Naomi Best, Harding • Champion senior showperson: Bennett Foster, Dropmore; reserve: Samantha Rimke, Oak Lake. After lunch were the cattle conformation classes with 91 head of cattle. Judges for the day were Geoff Anderson, Bethune, SK and Michael Hunter, Roblin •Angus: Champion female: Nolan Glover with Wiwa Creek Favorite 543’15; reserve: Ty Nykoliation with N7’s Mary Kate 37C. Champion bull: Levi Best with CHL Net Worth 26D; reserve: Lane Nykoliation with N7 Turbo. • Hereford: Champion female: Levi Rimke with MAR W18 Miss California 408C; reserve: Justin Carvey with Twin View 76Y Athea 9C. Continued on page 18

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A hidden treasure in the RM of Rosedale, Big Valley, is an example of glacial meltwater spillway of the last ice age. The shale valley has a spring fed creek running through it and offers many view points. Located north of Neepawa and west of Birnie, the site is a popular camping, picnic, historic and recreation area. 16091MC1



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A final farewell to Evans Bowling Lanes


A public auction was held on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at Evans Bowling Lanes and Mr. Ribs restaurant in Neepawa. For many people, this would be their last chance to see the interior of the buildings before being demolished, to make room for new development.

A picture dedicated to the Evans family in 2012 for operating the business for 50 years.


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Returning veterans and rookie prospects have hit the ice for the 2016-2017 Neepawa Natives training camp


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The Neepawa Golf and Country Club (NGCC) is pleased to see that its Rosebowl Tournament has become, for many golfers across the region, an annual tradition. The prestigious competition has been a staple of the local golf calendar for over five decades and is set to begin on Saturday, Sept. 3. Mark Kerkowich from the Clear Lake Golf Course heads into the weekend as the defending champion, having won the 2014 and 2015 edition of the event. Neepawa Golf and Country Club general manager and CPGA golf pro Landon Cameron said the men’s match play event is, to a degree, modelled after the Tamarack Golf Tournament. He added however, that it’s a little bit different because there are lots of other things going on around the tourney that make it more than just about a round of golf. “I think it’s known across the region as a fun weekend of golf. That’s why guys gets excited about it. We’ve done some things in the last few years [such as] adding stuff in the evenings after the golf to enhance the day. We have the horse race on Saturday night and we have Whitemud Rhythm and Blues band that plays at the clubhouse. They’re fantastic. They were here last year and the place was packed,” noted Cameron. “Then on Sunday night, we have a skills competition and then the steak supper. And of course, the golf wraps up on the Monday.” This year’s Rosebowl Tournament is expected to see similar registration numbers as compared to 2015, with between 100 and 120 players involved. Cameron noted that while the same core group of about 75-80 players are out every year, they are seeing many of the younger golfers from Neepawa and surrounding region getting more involved as well. He said that it’ll

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Everyone can benefit from CanSkate program Submitted The Neepawa Banner

What do well-respected hockey player Matt Duchene, world class speedskater Ivanie Blondin and champion ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir all have in common? Well, for one, they all have been to the Olympics in their respected sports. Duchene won a gold medal at the 2014 Olympics with the Canadian Men’s hockey team. Blondin represented Canada in long track speed skating in 2014 Olympics. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are the 2010 Olympic champions and the 2014 Olympic silver medalists in figure skating. They are all fantastic skaters in their respected sports, but did you also know that they are all CanSkate graduates? Each one of them got their start in a CanSkate program in their community and you can too, right here in Neepawa. The CanSkate program is Canada’s best and longest running Learn-to-Skate program. It introduces a healthy, lifelong sport to kids at any age, whether you want to start at three or 12 years old, or whether you just want to improve your hockey or figure skating skills. The curriculum for this program is based on Sport Canada’s long term athlete development (LTAD) principles and was designed with all ice sports in mind. Contrary to popular belief, CanSkate doesn’t teach figure skating skills. CanSkate teaches the foundation skills that all types of skaters need to be successful in their sport. Whether you want to be a hockey player, a ringette star, a speed skater or a figure skater, the CanSkate program teaches the basic skills one needs to learn in order to be successful in these sports. You learn to balance on your skates by falling down and getting up, doing slalom around pylons or learning proper forward and backward crosscuts. You learn how to be in control on your skates by skating backward, gliding on one or two feet and how to stop a variety of different ways. You also learn how to be agile on your feet! Whether you are doing a quick turn, a step turn, turning forward or backward or glide turns, any type of turn is vital in ice sports, particularly hockey! In this ribbon and badge program, there are a six levels, all with different skills to master in the three categories of balance, control and agility. Skaters can move throughout these different levels all at their own pace on circuits full of teaching aids, upbeat music and a wide variety of activities that are designed to accommodate multiple different levels at once. In


Youngsters involved in such diverse disciplines as figure skating (pictured), speedskating and hockey can all find benefits to their skill set within the CanSkate program. the higher levels,there are specific hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating skills that a skater must achieve depending on what sport they are in. This encourages skaters to work on the skill specific to their sport in order to improve on their individual skills. On top of all this, the CanSkate program is taught by a nationally certified coach (NCCP coach) who is trained specifically in teaching the mechanics and proper technique of basic skating. All coaches are assisted by trained program assistants and the



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program ensures a 1:10 coach/program assistant to skater ratio or lower. To participate, all you need are skates, a CSA-approved hockey helmet, long pants, mittens and a warm sweater or jacket. Be a part of the fun, join a Skate Canada club today and learn to skate with CanSkate. Neepawa’s CanSkate program runs one day a week for 45 minutes at the Yellowhead Centre from October to March. If interested in joining, please contact Jamie Ellis at (204) 476-0855.


Touchwood Park 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Touchwood Park would like to thank the 159 golf participants and the following supporters whose generosity raised over $8000.00 on July 25, 2016.


SO ARE YOUR CUSTOMERS The Neepawa Golf and Country Club was home to a special hole in one on Monday, Aug. 15. Ten year old Kyle Gilmore of Kelwood aced the 125 yard 18th hole using his driver.




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Daughter of Greg and Cheryl McConnell of Birnie, MB and son of Jim and Evelyn Serink of St. Albert, AB. were married on August 6 in Calgary, AB Congratulations! Love your family

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Douglas Allan Bjarnarson Jan 23, 1955 - Sept 1, 2015

Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear Fond memories linger every day Remembrance keeps him near. Love - Debbie, Mark, Melissa and Jarratt

Thank You Thank you to our family, friends and co-workers for the many acts of kindness shown to our family in the loss of our husband, father and grandfather, Jack Huxley. The food, flowers, cards, visits and phone calls have been all very much appreciated. The donations to the Neepawa Health Auxiliary and the Neepawa United Church Lift Fund have also been appreciated. To Dr. M. Tariq, Dr. R. Poettcker, Neepawa Hospital Staff and Beautiful Plains Medical Clinic staff– thank you for your kind and caring ways. Thanks also to Rev. Kristin Woodburke, Rita Friesen, Brian Bailey, Carolyn Durston and choir and U.C.W; as well as to Brian James of White’s Funeral Home. Thank you to the many people who took time out of their busy lives to attend the Celebration of Jack’s Life. We are grateful to be part of such a caring community. Marie Huxley, Susan Huxley, Joanne Nelson and Lois Edmundson and families

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ROUGH LUMBER, FULL DIMENSION 2x8, 2x6, 2x4, windbreak boards. Firewood slabs - 1 cord bundle $60. We buy standing spruce & poplar timber. Tri-J Industries. "Your Local Sawmill" 476-6798 or 476-6349

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TRAILER RENTALS: cargo, dump, equipment, auto, livestock/horse. FORK LIFT TELEPORT 729-8989

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

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Serviced, flood proof, lake front lots, from $44,900. See Old Town Harbour on Portage kijiji, Facebook, or call for a brochure, price list and info at 204-761-6165.

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Budget Tire Co. We buy and sell good used tires. 7268199, Brandon

Worship Times Church Worship Times Prepared by the Neepawa Ministerial St. James Anglican 11:00 a.m. First Baptist 11:00 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. Brookdale United 9:30 a.m. Christ Lutheran 9:00 a.m. International Worship Centre 1:30 p.m. Waldersee Lutheran 11:00 winter 10:00 summer Prairie Alliance Church 11:00 a.m. The Abiding Word Lutheran Church 9:00 a.m.

Obituary KAREN ELIZABETH MEYERS (NEE: NEILSON) (1942 - 2016) Peacefully on August 26, 2016 at the Brandon Health Centre, Karen passed away at the age of 74 years. She leaves to mourn her husband Gerald; daughter Catherine Gusdal; Grandson Blake Reimer (Patty); sister Rhona Rogers as well as her extended family and many friends. Karen was born in Brandon, Manitoba on January 30, 1942 to Theodore and Ethel Neilson and grew up in Erickson, Manitoba. She spent her summers at Clear Lake and worked at the Neepawa Hospital, retiring after 37 years of service. Karen and Gerry lived on their farm in Carberry where she enjoyed her animals which she trained and showed and she had a passion for gardening. Anyone who stopped by for a visit would be taken on a tour of her lovely flower gardens. Gerry made many beautiful trails on their property where Karen would spend countless hours walking, skiing and skijoring with her dog Simba leading the way. A Service of Remembrance to celebrate Karen’s life will be held on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethel Church (4 miles north of Erickson, Manitoba on Highway #10 and one mile east on Road 105 north) with Elgin Hall officiating. If friends so desire, donations in Karen’s memory may be made to the Bethel Church or the Humane Society. SEASONS FUNERAL CHAPEL, OakBank, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 444-5444.

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John Campbell (Jack) Huxley of Neepawa, MB. passed away peacefully on August 15, 2016 at Neepawa Hospital, Neepawa, MB at the age of 88 years. Jack was born in Welwyn, SK. on Nov. 7, 1927 and lived his early years on the family farm at Riverhurst, SK. and in Welwyn, SK., until the family moved to Carberry, MB. in 1939. It was here that Jack received most of his education and enjoyed hockey and baseball in his youth. In 1943, he spent the summer working on the Alaska Highway with his father. He played Jr. B hockey in Boissevain and after his schooling, Jack became an apprentice printer with his brother in law at the Carberry News Express. He met his future wife, Marie (Hammond) in 1951 while she was teaching at Carberry. They married at Dand, MB on July 29, 1952 and enjoyed 64 years of marriage. In 1953, Jack and Marie moved to Neepawa, MB., where Jack managed the Neepawa Press newspaper. In 1954, the couple built a home at 562 Second Avenue, where they raised their family of 3 daughters and welcomed friends, until moving to Elks Manor in 2013, a place they were both happy to call their new home. During Jack’s newspaper career in Neepawa, he became co-owner with John Oslund in 1968, and The Neepawa Press grew in integrity and purpose, having the respect of the community and of the Manitoba Community Newspaper Association. The partnership with John continued for 20 years until John and Jack sold the paper in 1988 and Jack retired. Through his working years and beyond, Jack always set aside time for family and community. The family enjoyed camping trips across Canada, country drives spotting wildlife, searching for projectile points and many day trips to Big Valley. In his earlier years Jack enjoyed fishing, hunting and attending his daughters’ events. The Neepawa Rotary Club was a big part of Jack’s life and in 2015 he was honored for 50 years of service. Through the years, Jack was also involved with the Neepawa Game and Fish Association, Neepawa Wildlife Association, founding member of Neepawa Elks, Chamber of Commerce, School Board Trustee, Neepawa United Church Board and in later years, on the Neepawa HAND (Home Assistance Neepawa District) committee and a strong supporter of the Terry Fox Walk. In his retirement years Jack could also be found at the Golf Course, Library, and the Seniors Drop In Centre, where he welcomed newcomers and enjoyed a good game of snooker and cards. Jack also loved reading and watching baseball and hockey games. Jack played an important role in his grandchildrens’ lives and most recently was delighted with the arrival of a great granddaughter. Jack was humble, honest, wise and real. He had a sense of humor, a genuine interest in others and was appreciative for everyone and everything in his life. He was kind and gentle, and a much loved husband, father, grandpa and friend. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Thomas Lynden (Barney) and Margaret Huxley, sister Mayme Lupton, niece Patricia Lupton, and nephew Jack Lupton. Surviving are his wife, Marie Huxley, daughters, Susan Huxley (Rob Buchanan) of Swan River, Joanne Nelson (Wayne) of Neepawa, and Lois Edmundson (Bob) of Brandon, and 6 grandchildren, Shawn Buchanan, Lindsay Buchanan, Kristin Tibbett (Cam), Karla Hackewich (Brad), Jesse Edmundson and Joel Edmundson; also great grand-daughter, Hannah Huxley Tibbett. A Celebration of Jack’s Life was held August 18, 2016 at Neepawa United Church, with Rev. Kristin Woodburke officiating. A private family interment was held at Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, MB. White’s Funeral Home of Neepawa was in care of arrangements. “Happiness…a loving family and good friends”

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The Rural Municipality of Rosedale is planning to extend water lines into the municipality in 2017. Any resident that may be interested in connecting to the waterline is asked to contact the office at 204476-5414 Serious applicants are requested to provide a $1,000.00 deposit by Friday, October 7, 2016. A public meeting is scheduled to be held on the evening of September 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Beautiful Plains County Court Building located at 282 Hamilton Street, Neepawa, Manitoba. Council Rural Municipality of Rosedale

Turtle River School Division is proud to offer a FREE French Junior Kindergarten program at École Laurier commencing September 2016. All children born on or before December 31, 2012 are eligible to register. Please register at your earliest convenience at the Division Office between July and August or at École Laurier beginning September 1, 2016. Registration packages are available at the Turtle River School Division office or on the Turtle River School Division website Please forward or drop off the completed registration package to: Turtle River School Division École Laurier Box 309, 808 Burrows Rd Box 100, 159 Fosberry St McCreary, MB R0J 1B0 Laurier, MB R0J 1A0 Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am-3:30 pm Ph: 204-447-2068 Ph: 204-835-2067

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HELP WANTED TRAIL MEATS LTD. BOX 1326 NEEPAWA, MB R0J 1H0 Need responsible and dependable person to help out on the kill floor. Full Time. Preferable with experience. Good wages for the right person.


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BATTERIES FOR EVERYTHING. Auto, 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. b a t t e r y m a n . c a PROVINCE-WIDE CLASSIFIEDS. Reach over 400,000 readers weekly. Call this newspaper NOW or email for details.

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TRUCKLOAD MATTRESS SALE UNTIL SEPT. 4! Hottest prices of the year on Beautyrest and King Koil mattresses. Price samples – 960 pocket coil queen set $599 (double sets $549) (one only king set $895). Beautyrest 800 pocket coil queen sets $699. RV queen 800 pocket coil mattresses $459. Twin spring (not foam) mattresses starting at $149. 10 additional floor model queen mattresses at 15% off. All stock ready for pick up or delivery. Mon-Fri 10-8, Sat 10-6 & Sun 11-5. Call KDL Furniture at 204-571-1971. 660 Highland Ave., South side of #1 Hwy., Brandon.

Trailers for sale. Car & Equipment Haulers, Dumpbox, Cargo, Utility, Gooseneck Flatdeck, Cargo, Aluminum Livestock, CM Truckbeds. Parts & full service. Kaldeck Truck & Trailer, MacGregor, MB. 1-888-685-3127. SAWMILLS from only $4,397 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill -Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. CABINETS CABINETS CABINETS. Highest quality, displays, in-stock white shaker,

Help Wanted invites applications for Educational Assistants at the following schools:

Hazel M. Kellington School 5.75 hrs. per day (2.875 term & 2.875 regular)

Neepawa Area Collegiate (2.875 hrs. per day)

In your application, please indicate which position you are applying for.

is accepting applications for a full time route:

School Bus Driver: Route # 15 Transports students to and from an area north east of Neepawa to and from the Neepawa Schools.

These positions will commence at a date mutually agreed upon.

Applicants must possess or be willing to attain a Class 2 License and a School Bus Operator’s Certificate. Duties to commence at a time mutually agreed upon.

The successful candidates must complete a Criminal Records and Child Abuse Registry check.

Successful applicants must complete a Criminal Records and Child Abuse Registry check.

Send application/resume including references by NOON, Friday, September 9, 2016 to: Rhonda Dickenson Coordinator of Student Services Beautiful Plains School Division Box 700 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 TEL: (204) 476-2388 FAX: (204) 476-3606 EMAIL: Only those selected for a short list will be contacted. Others are thanked for their interest now.

Applications, which are to include a copy of your driver’s abstract and references, will be received until NOON, Friday, September 9, 2016. Direct all inquiries and applications to: Warren Rainka Transportation Supervisor Beautiful Plains School Division Box 700 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Fax: (204) 476-5048 Email:

Notice Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah

Public Notice Board of Revision

Public Notice is hereby given that the 2017 Assessment Roll for the Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah has been delivered to the Municipal Office at 49 Main Street, Minnedosa, MB. and is open for inspection during regular business hours. Applications for revision may be made in accordance with sections 42 & 43 of the Municipal Assessment Act. APPLICATION FOR REVISION 42(1) A person in whose name property has been assessed, a mortgagee in possession of property under section 114(1) of The Real Property Act, an occupier of premises who is required under the terms of a lease to pay the taxes on the property, the authorized agent of the person, mortgagee or occupier, or the assessor may make application for the revision of an assessment roll with respect to the following matters: a) liability to taxation; b) amount of an assessed value; c) classification of property; d) a refusal by an assessor to amend the assessment roll under subsection 13(2) APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 43(1) An application for revision must: a) be made in writing; b) set out the roll number and legal description of the assessable property for which a revision is sought; c) set out which of the matters referred to in subsection 42(1) are at issue, and the grounds for each of those matters; and d) be filed by i) delivering it or causing it to be delivered to the office indicated in the public notice given under subsection 41(2), or ii) serving it upon the secretary, at least 15 days before the scheduled sitting date of the board as indicated in the public notice. The Board of Revision will sit on October 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the council chambers of the Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah to hear applications. Application for revision or complaints must be received by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2016, delivered or mailed to: Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah 49 Main Street Box 1197 Minnedosa, Manitoba R0J 1E0 Aaren Robertson – Secretary


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OLD TUBE AUDIO EQUIPMENT. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond Organs, any condition. CALL Toll-Free 1-800-947-0393 Continued on page 17

Help Wanted


Help Wanted: A motivated person to work at new and used store in Neepawa. Must be able to work on their own, be good with the public and handy with cleaning and small repairs to make items sale ready. Internet and on-line selling skills an asset. Health care benefits available after 90 day probation period. Hours can be somewhat flexible but basically Tuesday to Saturday. Must have a cell phone, a valid driver’s license and be able to lift moderate weights. Please submit resumes to or call 204-476-6214

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FOODS Meat Cutter/Production Personnel Crop Production Services at Franklin & Gladstone are currently looking for Seasonal Class 3 (with air) Truck Drivers for the fall NH3 Season The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications: • Valid–Class 3A required. • Agricultural background an asset


Neepawa and Area Immigrant Settlement Services, Inc Box 280 342 Mountain Avenue, 2nd Floor Neepawa, MB R0J1H0 Phone: (204) 467-2055 We thank all who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted This position is funded and supported by the Government of Canada

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.

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 • To de-bone edible part and remove inedible organs or parts

Please fax resumes to 204-476-3522 Or Email

is seeking a Casual/Part-time EAL Instructor. • Must be Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certified or equivalent and University Degree. • Successful applicant will require Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check. If interested, please submit resumes in writing or in person by 4 pm on September 9, 2016 to:

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.

You got the bait? We have the hook! • Ads • Posters • Flyers • Business Cards • Web Design

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 $13.85/hour plus $1.00 per hour perfect attendance incentive!

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

We currently have an immediate opening for a Precision Technology Consultant at our Neepawa, MB location. This role is tasked with providing industry leading Precision Farming Products, technical knowledge and support to our customers. In addition, the Precision Technology Consultant is expected to be self-motivated, have great time management skills, well organized and be able to multi-task. Mazergroup offers a full benefits program and a great work environment! The ideal candidate must have valid MB drivers license, good oral communication skills, computer proficiency, experience operating Ag equipment and able to solve problems. To apply, email resumes to:

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Be in your new house by Fall! 1584 & 1638 sqft RTMs ready for delivery. Pictures, floorplans available at Custom builds also available. For additional information call 204-346-3231 or email




DREAM JOB! LIVE IN CAREGIVER/HOUSEKEEPER in Winnipeg and Florida! Driver’s licence required and be able to travel. (204) 997 4629. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-athome positions available. Get online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: CareerStep.

BREAST CANCER VENDING MACHINES BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Brand New Launching Sept 1st across Canada. Exceptionally High Cash Income with Rewarding Lifestyle. Financing Available. Full Details CALL NOW 1-866-668-6629 Website


MADNESS SALE-CRAZY PRICES ON NOW! 20X19 $5,645 25X27 $6,424 28x29 $7,558 32X33 $10,297 42X47 $15,590. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422

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Trenching • Ditching • Water & Sewer Dugouts • Demolition • Brushing Trucking • Sand & Gravel Snow Removal • Winter Parking Lot Sanding

Contact Pat Baker at 204-476-0712

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With over 8 years of experience in the industry Specializing in roofing, soffit, fascia, continuous eavestroughing, all types of siding, Decks & much much more!

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for Bruce Thomson 10 am Sat. Sept 10, 2016 Kelwood, MB 2014 Coachmen Catalina Camper * 2000 Buick Century Custom * Chev 1500 Z71 Truck * Building 40x24 to Be Moved * Construction Equipment * Scaffolding, Ladders * LG Selection Hand Tools * Building Materials

Bradley Meyers Auctioneer 204-476-6262

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Continued from page 8 Champion bull calf: Samanth Rimke on MAR 736Y Denver 4D; reserve: Teegan Hyndman with TEEG Rudolph. • Shorthorn: Champion female: Wyatt Inglis, Rapid City on Uphill Princess 14B; reserve: Brooklyn Hedley on JT Muffin 41C • Simmental: Champion female: Sadie Anwender with RF Certainly Flirtin; reserve: Austyn Peters on Big Sky Darla. Champion bull calf: Sadie Anwender with Me’N My Rockfeller; reserve: Cody Carson with NAC Straight Up 60D. • Mixed Breed (Limousin and Belted Galloway): Champion Female: Amanda Scott (Limousin), Amaglen Charity; reserve: Gavin Reid (Belted Galloway), Split Lake Cookie. Champion: Wyatt Inglis on Little Valley Spirit; reserve : Sierra Inglis with Little Valley Bautista. • Commercial cattle: Champion commercial female: Justin Carvey, Alexander; reserve: Katie Falconer, Hartney. • Champion Fat Steer: Emma Harms; reserve : Bobbi Jo Foster • Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup Agribition Team (sponsored by gold sponsors Manitoba Charolais Association): Samantha Rimke, Adam Harms, Carson Rodgers ad James Reid. This team will represent Roundup at the 2016 Canadian Western Agribition in Regina in November.

•Grand Aggregate Pee Wee: Bree Russell, Reston • Grand Aggregate Junior: Ty Nykoliation, Crandall • Grand Aggregate Intermediate: Sadie Anwender, Radville • Grand Aggregate Senior – Samantha Rimke, Oak Lake They received jackets from our platinum sponsor Enns Brothers. The Roundup committee for 2016 was chairperson Lois McRae, treasurer Rilla Hunter, secretary Wenda Best and committee members Blair McRae, Naomi Best, Albert Rimke, Michelle Rimke,Candace Johnston, Ken Williams, Andrea Bertholet, Melissa McRae, Samantha Rimke, Adrianne Vandersluis, Nanette Glover, Justin Kristjansson, Jackie Cavers,Travis Hunter, Carson Rodgers, Laura Horner and Melissa Falconer. Juniors, aged 5 to 25, participated in this educational, fun filled weekend, which offered a great way for juniors of all cattle breeds to work together, learn new skills and meet new people. Thanks to everyone who attended, judged and sponsored our ninth Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup to make it a success. See you next year and visit our Facebook page, Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup. Show pictures can be viewed on our Facebook page.

Grand aggregate awards Members were given one point for each animal and then points for the other events they competed in. This class was sponsored by Platinum sponsor Enns Brothers.



#1 First Street, Kelwood

Acreage SW of Neepawa

2.16 acres, 466’ frontage, 2 br, 1,040 2 br, 960 sf home. Newer bath, 10 sf. Main fl laundry, dbl garage and acres, shop, outbuildings. $183,900 workshop. Affordable, low taxes. $49,000 Building lot in Erickson. Serviced, 50’ ffx100. Downtown, affordable. Building lot, serviced in Arden. 100x134. Older house is free to first taker. Welcome Stop Motel. 9 unit and 1,380 sf residence. Gladstone 421 Fletcher Ave., McCreary. 2 br, renov., garage. $58,000 201 Second Ave., McCreary. 3 br, full bsmt, dble garage. $69,000

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This 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home located at 20 Westpark has lots to offer. Kitchen has a multitude of cabinetry. Master ensuite features tub and shower. Quick possession available.



PRICE SLASHED 607-2nd Ave Now priced at $259,900. 4 bed, 3 bath home with chef-style newer kitchen. Reno’d baths. Very quiet location on no thru street. Must be seen. Call today.


Antiques & Collectibles Auction Ross & Bonnie Mackling

10:30AM - Sat., September 10th, 2016 Minnedosa, MB ~ 3 km N from town on Hwy #262 (past beach) to Westhope Road A very unique auction with a This is a unique auction with a very large quantity of Dairy related memorabilia! See website for details and photos. ADVERTISING/TINS/DAIRY Lg qty advertising name brand glass quart, pint & 1/2 pint milk bottles • Dairy advertising clocks • Beer signs/mirrors • Wdn drink & beer cases • Ice cream containers & lids • Dairy advertising bag-milk servers • 2 dr cooler sign panels - Pepsi & Beatrice • Tobacco tins • Dairy menu boards • Dairy & ice cream display advertising • Very lg qty of sports pennants HOUSEHOLD/COLLECTIBLES/ANTIQUES ‘64 Rock-Ola Princess Royal jukebox • Northern Electric wall phone • Clocks • Wood stove • HO scale elec train & track • Lg qty beer bottles with labels/caps • Milk cans • Ice cream shop syrup tubs/pumps • Crocks • Recipe books • Soda fountain paper cup ice cream holders • Fine china pansy cup & saucer sets • Lg selection of pansy design items FURNITURE (VINTAGE)/APPLIANCES Oak buffets • Oak dining table & chairs • Child’s rocker chair • Oak press-back style chairs • Trunk • Display cabinet • Roll-top desk • Armoire • Oak secretary cabinet • Original ice cream parlor table & 4 chairs • Singer sewing machines/cabinets • School desks • Oak-finish bookcases • Lighted glass curio cabinets • Apt size freezer TOOLS/MISCELLANEOUS Cream Separators • Vintage tools • Cow bell • License plates • Pressure Washer • Wooden ammo box • Decorative wrought-iron fence • Fishing tackle boxes & lures • Thomas & Betts "Stakon" tool boxes • Nail keg • Vintage wdn Marshall-wells shipping case • Store paper cutter • Wayrite scale • Hay knives CAMPER Corsair Camper Trailer CONSIGNED

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Washboard • Butter presses • Wool carders • Blueberry pickers • Crocks • Bubble glass frames • Crock butter churn c/w lid & plunger • Spinning wheels • Fumed oak dresser • Sq parlor table with claw & ball feet • Gentlemans dresser c/w tall mirror • Hohner accordion • Waterfall front bedroom suite • Antique china cabinet • Antique treadle sewing machine • Wooden spooled post bedframe

An acreage with everything you would ever need! 4 bedroom home has been lovingly maintained. 2 insulated shops, large barn, quonset, loose housing. Only a few miles from town.

A gorgeous property so perfectly located only a mile from town. Modern 2+2 bed, 2 bath home built with quality workmanship. Loads of extras and beautifully landscaped.


TERMS: Cash, VISA, Mastercard; All items sold as is where is. Auctioneer and owners not responsible for errors or omissions. Sale subject to additions and/or deletions. Auctioneer not responsible for accidents.




PO Box 543 Dauphin, MB. R7N 2V3 Phone (204)629-2583 Cell (204)648-4541


Saturday Sept 10th at 10:00 a.m. Location: Steep Rock, MB, 2 1/2 Miles East on Hwy 239 or Jct, Hwy#6 & 239 West 9 1/2 Miles, Contact: Erwin (204) 768-0183

More Than 25 Tractors, Vehicles and Equipment – Modern and VintageSome Running- Some Not Crawler, Wheel Loader: Cat 955 Crawler w FEL * J D 400 Dsl Crawler w FEL * CAT D4 w Dozer * M F 470 Dsl Wheel Loader * V Brush Cutter Fits Cat D-6 * MF 220 Back hoe Attach * Tractors: JD 2120 Dsl H/ L 3PH w FEL * Case 970 Cab Dual Hyd 7481 Hrs. * Ford 6000 Dsl Cab Hyd 5583 Hrs. * AC 5040 Dsl 3PH Hyd * MF 1080 Dsl Cab 3PH Dual Hyd * 2) MF 165 3PH - 1) Gas 1) Dsl * MF Ind. 3PH Hyd. * MF 65 Dsl 3PH Hyd * 3) MF 90 Dsl H/L Dual Hyd 1)FEL * 2) MF 180 Dsl Dual Hyd. *2) MF 35 3PH - 1) Gas 1) Dsl * MH 44 Dsl * MH 22 * 3 Fordson Major -1) 3 PH Trailers: 45’ Semi Highboy Flatdeck *2) HD Tandem Dually Tilt Deck * HD Tandem 14’ Tilt Deck * Semi Tandem Gravel Trailer w Hoist & Converter * 25’ Tandem Flatdeck * 2) 11’ Gravelbox Hyd. Lift Dually * 6) Utility Trailers * 4 Wheel Farm Trailers * Grain & Haying NH 1090 18’ Swather * Case 10’ Offset Disc * Fieldmaster 2 1/2 Yard Scraper * Schultze 13’ Rockrake * Schultze M-R 52 Stonepicker * Valmer 40’ Fertilizer Applicator * Int 645 27’ Vibra Chisel Cult * Case 14’ Chisel Plow * J D 6’ Breaking Disc * Vers 8” 50’ PTO Auger * Diamond Harrows * Lauria 1215 Auto Bale Wagon * NH 495 13’ Haybine * Vicon 1050 9 Wheel Hay Rake * 2) JD 37 Trailer 9’ Sickle Mower * NH 456 Trailer 7’ Sickel Mower * 3PH Equip & Misc: JD 6’ Rotary Mower * 5’ Double Offset Disc * Deerborn Disc Plow * Potato Hiller * 2B Plow * Woods 5’ Rotary Mower * Post Auger * Tilt Bucket Scraper * Farm King Roller Mill * Farm King 850 Mixmill Trucks: 89 GMC M 7000 w 10’ Gravel B & H * 70’s GMC 5500 C/O Dsl * 70’s GMC 9500 Detroit Dsl w Wet Kit * 68 Chev M9600 Mdl 50 w B & H * 50’s Chev 2 Ton Gravel B & H * 50’s Fargo 2 Ton * 40’s Chev M1430 w B & H * 40’s GMC 3 Ton * 58 GMC 2 Ton * 58 Merc 2 Ton * 40’s Ford Step Side Vehicles: 83 Ford Bronco * 60’s Chev M10 Panel Truck * 60’s Ford 4 x 4 * 60’s Merc 100 Stepside * 60’s Dodge * 59 Merc * 40’s Ford 1 Ton * 64 Pontaic Laurentian * 60’s Rambler Station Wagon * 60’s Merc Meteor * 50’s Pontiac Strato Chief *Saw Mill & Misc: Sawmill 32’ PTO Drive * Generators * Gas Water Pump * Semi 5th Plate * Vintage Auto Parts * Various Engines * 1/2 Tracks for Tractor * Hyd. Control * Tires * 5000 Gal Steel Tank * Culverts * Welding Material * Lumber * Lots of Farm Misc * Yard & Recreation: MF Skiwiz 350 Snowmobile * 3) Snow Cruiser 2) 70’s 1) 64 * AL Boats * Yamaha 350 CC Quad- NR* MF 8 HP R Mower * MF R Mower w Attach * Wind Mill Charger * Manual Bilge Pump * Old Boat Engine * Tools: Trailer Gas 300 Amp Welder * Coats Mdl 40 Tire Machine * Ingersol 5 HP 80 Upright Air Comp * Advance 48” Metal Lathe * Thermal Pak Master Plasma Cutter * Metal Band Saw * Drill Press * HD Ind Drill Press * HD 10 Ton Hyd Press * 250 Amp AC/ DC Welder Lincoln 250 Arc Welder * Anvil * A Frame w Chain Hoist * Port Air Comp * Booster Charger * Power, Air & Hand Tools * 3/4” Socket Set * Pipe Threader * Hyd Pipebender * Shop Supply * Welding Accessories * Antiques: Saulky Plow * Cockshutt Breaking Plow * Int. Breaking Plow * 3 Bottom Plows * Auto Parts * Mdl A Parts * Forge * Endless Threshing Belt * Cream Separator * Traps * Oil Cans * Tools * Wynole Drink Machine * Crocks * Wood Cookstove * Oak Desk * Spinning Wheel * Auto Hood Ornaments *

Stuart McSherry 204-467-1858 or 204-886-7027

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Above: The BIBAK Gladstone-Neepawa group performs the traditional dance of the BIBAK (Benguet, Ifugao, Bontoc, Apayao, and Kalinga) regions. Top right: A group of Filipino women led by, Flor Catibog, perform the Modern Mindanao dance. Right: A group photo of all the performers from the cultural festival except the BIBAK dancers with Father Mark Filips of St. Dominic’s.


2016 Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup

would personally like to thank their supporters and exhibitors for another successful, educational, fun weekend in Neepawa, Manitoba


Mazer Group

Enns Bros Equipment


Manitoba Charolais

T Bar C Invitational

SILVER Boyes Contracting Hatfield Shorthorns and Clydesdales Klondike Farms AJB Livestock Dairy Queen Genex Ross Gray Shorthorns

Manitoba Angus Association Manitoba Simmental Association Manitoba Shorthorn Association

Keystone Simmental Association Leech Printing Manitoba Beef Producers

Neepawa Banner Pembina Triangle Simmental Association


Masterfeeds N7 Stock Farm Neepawa-Gladstone Coop Pete Quintaine and Son

Pleasant Dawn Charolais Poplar View Stock Farm Rodgers Simmentals Simmental Focus

Steppler Farms

Total Farm Supply Transcon Livestock Virden Animal Hospital

ROUNDUP CHALLENGE Big Sky Simmentals Bonchuk Farms C-2 Charolais

Cargil Feeds Scott and Anne Clements and Family

Delichte Simmentals Hamco Cattle Co Heartland Livestock Brandon

Hunter Charolais Man/Sask Blonde D’Aquitaine Association

Manitoba Junior Charolais JSJ Gelbvieh Johnston Charolais

INDUSTRY Coop Feeds J+S Meats Manitoba Junior Hereford AM Ranching Back to Class Prospect Steer Crest View Land and JMB Charolais Association and Heifer Sale Cattle Co Ltd. JR Simmentals Manitoba Milk Board Kembar Farms Mar Mac Farms Batho Farms Davis Livestock Services Merial Canada Beautiful Plains Ag Society Diamond T Limousin Keystone Livestock Services Farmers with Disabilities Knight Tent Rentals Millcosteel Bridges and Taylor Veterinary Hospital Happy Haven Charolais Kristjansson Farms Minnedosa Vet Clinic Canada Safeway Heartland Livestock Virden M+J Farms Perkin Land and Cattle High Bluff Stock Farm Maple Lake Stock Farm Pine Haven Stock Farm Carberry Sandhills Consulting Prairie Pistol Designs Cline Cattle Co JAS Red Angus Maplehurst Farms Volunteer Committee Members: Lois McRae, Chairperson, Rilla Hunter, Treasurer; Wenda Best, Secretary; Blair McRae, Andrea Bertholet,Travis Hunter, Ken Williams, Albert Rimke, Michelle Rimke, Naomi Best, Candace Johnston, Melissa McRae, Justin Kristjansson, Adrianne Vandersluis, Nanette Glover, Samantha Rimke, Jackie Cavers, Carson Rodgers, Laura Horner and Melissa Falconer.

Ramsey Charolais Schweitzer Simmentals Silver Lake Farms South West Bull Development Centre Sweet Grass Ranch Synryk Farms World of Water



Going to the birds


Above left: A pair of peacocks perched on an aviary at the Rotary Park Bird Sanctuary.

Above right: Jake Birch (in front) explains the day-to-day requirements for looking after the birds at the sanctuary to some potential volunteers. The Rotary Park Bird Sanctuary in Neepawa was close to ceasing operations, after it was announced that Birch and fellow volunteer George Burnett were stepping down from their caretaking duties. Since the announcement, as many as 20 people have inquired about assisting to keep the sanctuary open to the public.

Businesses The Neepawa Banner will be celebrating

Small Business Week 2016



243 Hamilton St. Neepawa, MB 204-476-3401 • Neepawa Press serves the communities of:

Neepawa Minnedosa Carberry Gladstone Erickson McCreary Onanole Plumas Polonia Eden Arden Glenella

with a special section dedicated to showcasing the contributions of area businesses. The section will publish on October 7 $99 - Double business card $499 - Half page



243 Hamilton St Neepawa, MB


For more information, please contact Derek • 204-476-3401

Ken • 204-476-3401

Kate • 204-476-3401

Booking Deadline, September 23

Distribution Map February 2014

Alonsa Brookdale Riding Mountain Newdale Kelwood Austin RR Birnie Wellwood Clanwilliam Franklin Mountain Road Waldersee

Woodside Justice Ste. Rose Silver Ridge Langruth Lakeland Southquill (Rolling River) Basswood Laurier Westbourne

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