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‘Tis the season


Last Friday, harvest was underway at de Koning Farm as they opened up a field of oats. Across the province, harvest of cereal crops and canola are well underway.

School enrolment numbers holding steady, increasing By Tony Eu The Neepawa Banner With school having just started up again on Wednesday, now is a perfect time to take a look at what’s new with our school divisions. In the Beautiful Plains School Division (BPSD), expected enrolment is up

from last year’s division wide total of 1,793. According to BPSD superintendent Jason Young, they expected to start the year with an enrolment number of about 1,820, though as with the other divisions, the numbers are being confirmed over the first few days of school. Young also commented that they expect enrolment to in-

crease throughout the year. “The majority of growth is occurring in Neepawa, with some growth in our colony schools as well. Enrolment in Carberry schools and small schools is fairly stable,” Young said. As far as physical changes go, BPSD is adding three portable classrooms to the Neepawa schools. “Two

are being added at HMK in order to maintain current grade configurations and work towards the 20K3 (provincial requirement that kindergarten to grade 3 classes have 20 students or less) class size initiative. One is being added to NACI to house the additional middle years classroom,” Young elaborated. He added that HMK

has also had an upgraded grooming room constructed. “The grooming room is a room for students with exceptional needs that is utilized for hygiene and specialized programming needs, such as physiotherapy,” he explained. Young added that, “We have purchased approximately 175 additional iPads in the past couple

months as we continue to work towards a more portable learning environment for our students.” He elaborated, stating, “We have now completed phase one of the rollout, which has all middle years classrooms in BPSD with portable technologies at a ratio of one device for every two students.” Continued on page 9


The legacy that keeps on running By Tony Eu The Neepawa Banner September brings with it a lot of things. It brings back to school. It brings the start of fall. And it brings the Terry Fox Run. On Sunday, Sept. 18, people across the country will get together and run in support of cancer

research. Thousands of communities across Canada will participate in the run, which, as well as promoting and assisting cancer research, also helps us to remember the inspiring story of Terry Fox. Thirty-six years after his original run, Terry Fox has impacted not just Canada, but the entire world through the money

HyLife expansion on the horizon By Ken Waddell The Neepawa Banner In connection with the recent Government of Canada trade mission to China, a number of new trade deals have been announced. Among the dozens of initiatives announced is one that involves Hylife Foods of LaBroquerie and Neepawa. The release states, “HyLife of Manitoba agreed on a product proposal and contract terms with to market their premium Canadian pork products on the Chinese company’s ecommerce platform. Revenues from the site sales are expected to reach around $6 million until the end of 2018. HyLife also plans to invest $90 million on the expansion of its plant and hire 165

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more Canadian employees to address the growing Chinese demand.” HyLife owns the pork production plant at Neepawa and employs over 1,050 people in all aspects of the operation. They have ongoing advertising and recruitment efforts to employ Canadian workers but a larger percentage of their employees have come from other countries, mainly the Philippines. Guy Baudry, COO of Hylife, indicated that an expansion is under consideration and it will be tied to expanding export markets in an incremental fashion. HyLife sends Canadian pork into domestic markets as well as Japan, China, the U.S. and Mexico. More details are expected this fall as plans are finalized.

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In Rivers, the run begins donated to cancer research planned. Among them are the Minnedosa Communin his name. When we run, runs in Neepawa, Minnedo- ity Conference Centre. It at 10 am from the Riverdale has both a 5 km and a 10 Community Centre and, we keep Terry’s legacy of sa, Gladstone and Rivers. The Neepawa run will km option, both of which like the Minnedosa’s, has heroic perseverance in the face of adversity and his be starting at 2 pm. The are wheelchair, bicycle and the option of either a 5 km or a 10 km unbreakcourse. able spirit Even if I don’t finish, we need others to T h e alive. course From continue. It’s got to keep going without me. is also an ori- Terry Fox wheelginal goal c h a i r , of raising bicycle and rollerblade $1 million, Terry Fox has course is 5 km long and rollerblade friendly. The Gladstone run starts friendly. now contributed over $700 is wheelchair, bicycle and All of the events are also million to cancer research rollerblade friendly. The at the Norma Moore Meand as long as Canadians run will be taking place on morial Arena, at 9 am. pet friendly, so feel free to keep running, that number the Neepawa Area Collegi- The course advises against bring your faithful animal wheelchairs and roller- companion along with you ate Institute track. will keep climbing. In Minnedosa, the run blades due to terrain, but to support cancer research. In Manitoba alone, there are 42 organized runs will be starting at 9 am, at is still bicycle friendly.



Last year ’s Terry Fox Run, which took place on the track at NACI high school, had about 65 participants and raised $7,500. This year, the run will again be taking place on the high school track.

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THE DISPATCH On Aug. 3, at approximately 2:45 pm, Neepawa RCMP were patrolling highway 16, east of Neepawa and came across a westbound vehicle that appeared to be swerving. Police conducted a roadside stop to check driver sobriety. A lone female in the vehicle displayed signs of intoxication and was arrested. The female provided two samples of breath and the results found that she was three times over the legal limit. Teresa Rozema of Calgary was charged with Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle. Rozema appeared in Brandon court the following day and received a fine of $1,950 and a 15 month Canada wide driving prohibition. On Aug. 18 at approximately 12:15 am, Neepawa RCMP were called to Minnedosa for an assault. Police attended and spoke to the female victim. It was determined that an intoxicated male had begun to argue with the female, which led to the male assaulting the female. The male also stole property belonging to the female before kicking her out of the residence. Attempts were made to locate the male and were unsuccessful. As a result, a Warrant for Arrest has been issued for Christopher

Wilson of Rolling River. On Aug. 18, at approximately 5:10 pm, Neepawa RCMP received a call in regards to uttering threats to a person in Minnedosa. Police attended and spoke with all parties involved. It was determined that a male subject had a knife in his possession and threatened bodily harm to another individual. The male was located in Minnedosa and arrested for uttering threats. A knife was also located on his possession. As a result, John Belbas of Minnedosa was charged with Uttering Threats to a Person and Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose. On Aug. 18, at approximately 8:30 pm, Neepawa RCMP received a call from an individual from Plumas in regards to a stabbing. The individual reported that he got into a physical altercation with another male, which led to the victim being stabbed with a knife. The male attended the Neepawa hospital in regards to his non-life threatening injuries and was released a short time later. Two individuals from the Plumas area were arrested in connection with the assault. Their names cannot be released at this time as charges have not been laid in

Health auxilary Highway plans for provides over RMNP underway $15,500 in support Submitted The Neepawa Banner

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The N e e pa w a A r ea Health Auxiliary will hold its next meeting after the summer break on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Neepawa Legion Hall. In May, some of our members assisted and made cookies and juice at the blood donor clinic. Ten members attended the regional meeting in Rivers. On May 7, the Birnie ladies held a luncheon and cookie sale and presented the $1,400 proceeds to us. Much appreciated! Regional representatives Jan Bailey and Bernice Baker attended a provincial executive meeting in June, president Ivy Cameron presented the certificate for the $1,000 scholarship to Samantha Nickart, who is entering the health care field and will receive a cheque upon entry to the second year. There are a number of teen volunteers from NACI who assist at the hospital and care home who received certificates at the awards night in June. Four members assisted at the Country Meadows Strawberry Tea in August. Throughout the year, members of the auxiliary visit long-term patients at the hospital. Member Louise Hares looks after the hospital cupboard, which sells

items such as toothbrushes and paste, brushes, combs and cards, plus homemade items, such as baby afghans, sweaters, bonnets, slippers, toques and mitts. These are donated by the community and auxiliary members. Thank you to all for these items. The fall canvass is starting in September and the annual raffle will be made at the tea at the end of October. At each of our seven yearly meetings, reports are given by site managers or charge nurses. The auxiliary has an in memorium account which anyone can make a donation to in memory of someone. Some of our donations this past year have been: bariatric chair $934.16, operating room equipment $3,995.36, Sphyg Aneroid mobile 2” cuffs tri purpose flexiport $442.12, Talo professional monitor $624.25, infrared motion sensor monitor $134.82, Mult-T pump kit $3996.00, fall mats $529.84, pressure mattress $5,000 - a grand total of $15,656.55. These are items which the government’s budget for Manitoba Health does not cover. Member Jean Brochardt informed us of the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie event, planned for Sept. 12 to 18. Watch for posters and ads around Neepawa and area in the next week.

On Sept. 6, Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for DauphinSwan River-Neepawa, was pleased to see the second phase of road and drainage improvements on Highway 10 through Riding Mountain National Park get underway. “People who live in and around the Park are aware of how important these upgrades are. For tourists coming to enjoy our incredibly diverse and beautiful national park, this will only further enhance their experience,” said MP Robert Sopuck. Highway 10, which traverses Riding Mountain National Park from the south to north gates, plays a critical role in the smooth

flow of people and goods through the region. The first phase of this important road upgrade was approved by the federal government in 2014, with the first phase of roadwork being completed in the fall of 2015. The tendering process for this year’s work was completed and a contract was awarded on July 20, 2016. The second phase of this roadwork is expected to be completed by the end of October, 2016. “When travelling through the Park, be sure to be patient through these construction sites. Slow down, enjoy the beauty of Riding Mountain National Park and help ensure that road crews, cyclists, motorists and wildlife stay safe during this important project,” concluded Sopuck.

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court. They are to appear in Minnedosa Court on Oct. 3. On Aug. 26, at approximately 11:20 pm, Neepawa RCMP responded to a disturbance at a residence in Neepawa. It was reported that a male was intoxicated inside a residence and arguing with the occupants. The male proceeded to smash the front bay window of the residence and fled on foot prior to police showing up. Police located the male near the golf course where he was arrested. Kirsten Daniels of Neepawa was charged with Mischief and four counts of breaching court imposed conditions. He was taken to Brandon Corrections and remains in custody at this time. The speeder of the month was located by Cst. Reid of the Minnedosa RCMP. One driver decided not to slow down while driving through a construction zone, travelling 97 km/hr in a posted 60 km/hr construction zone. Fine amount was $1,019. For the month of August, Spruce Plains RCMP were involved in a total of 313 files.

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At least ask the questions T

he province of Manitoba is under a lot of pressure. RIGHT IN sixteen years of managerTHE CENTRE ial neglect by the NDP has left Manitoba in a funding swamp. The running of the province is one big mess. Education funding is under the microscope and so it should be. The province has expanded school funding at well beyond the rate of inflation, but there is still way more to do. Let it be said at the outset that Funding for education has pal operations. Capital funding our schools, our teachers and administrators are being asked become a maze of programs is a different matter for both to do way more than they should and rules. It’s tied into land as- municipalities and the school be asked to do. As cruel as it may sessment, student population divisions, but operationally, the sound, it is not the job of the edu- and bureaucratic whims. In its two streams need to be separcation system to provide food, to simplest form, education oper- ated. If school taxes were eliminrun a day care or a health centre. ational funding could be and ated, provincial revenue would We have imposed way too many should be funded by sending have to go up, but not as much duties on our teachers and have a per student cheque for each as we might think. The province student to each school division. wouldn’t send any operational been doing so for years. funding to the Personally, municipalities. I think that Send in the enrolment and get the The formula peoples’ exis pretty simple pectations of cheque. It’s pretty simple. But simple but, admittedly, the school sysdoesn’t employ enough bureaucrats to I don’t have the tem has gottotals. The theory ten way out of keep the unions happy. can be summarhand. The govized as follows: ernment can’t 1. Responsibility for educafix everything. People have to be As it is today, it takes a lawyer prepared to take responsibility and an accountant to figure out tion should be provincial and for their kids’ well being. I hear the school funding process and municipal spending should be horror stories of what some par- that wastes a lot of bureaucratic municipal. 2. Operational funding for ents put their kids through and money that could go to the front it is not up to the province or lines. Every principal knows how education should be provided the school divisions to fix every many students are in his school. provincially, not municipally. 3. Operational funding for muweak spot in society. People have Send in the enrolment and get to take responsibility for their the cheque. It’s pretty simple. But nicipalities should be provided own actions. Kids’ well being simple doesn’t employ enough municipally, not provincially. 4. Shift the money the provshould never be sacrificed over bureaucrats to keep the unions ince sends to municipalities to booze, drugs, parents’ personal happy. Education operational funding education. ambitions and egos. Enough said. 5. Municipalities can raise If parents are looking after their should be provided by the provkids, then all is well and good. If ince and the province only. There taxes by whatever amount the parents aren’t, then they should should be no land owners taxa- school taxes would have been shape up. In Canada, we are not tion for education. There should to compensate. This information should be fighting wars, we rarely have to also be no provincial funding for fight epidemics. For the most municipal operational spend- readily available and the quespart, there is enough money for ing either. The province should tions need to be asked. If this food, for shelter and life necessi- simply move towards a system information isn’t readily availties. Children should never have where they fully fund education able, then the right questions operations and not fund munici- aren’t being asked. to suffer in Canada.

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ast week, I had the opportunity to catch up on some podcasts– one of which was author Malcolm Gladwell’s new podcast, Revisionist History. One episode, called “Hallelujah”, particularly stood out. It looks at two kinds of talent, the kind that bursts on to the scene and the kind that takes some time to develop. Conceptual innovators are the people we usually think of when we think of talent or genius. We think of child prodigies and those in their 20s who are at the top of MY their field.  Exam- PERSPECTIVE ples aren’t hard to find and we frequently celebrate such sucate cesses. We can point to Orson ackman tkinson Welles’ Citizen Kane, which he made at 25. We can point to Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, which is arguably the most important modern painting and ushered in cubism. It was painted at 26 years of age. But for those of us who have passed those years and have yet to be seen as a stand-out, there is another kind of talent; experimental innovators. For these creators, their skills take a while to blossom, these are the people we call late bloomers. There are lots of examples of these kinds of talents too. Alfred Hitchcock’s best movies were done between the ages of 54 and 61. Mark Twain published “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” when he was 49.  The artist Cezanne also falls into this category; the works he painted in his mid-sixties are worth 15 times more than those painted when he was a young man. In talking about these ideas, Gladwell references economist David Galenson, who published a book on this topic, called Old Masters and Young Geniuses.  Through his research, Galenson found that there are two distinct paths to innovation, each associated with different characteristics. Galenson explains it this way: “Experimental innovators are motivated by aesthetic criteria and their art is based on visual perception. Their goals are imprecise, so they work tentatively, by trial and error, frequently revising their [work]. They build their skills gradually and their innovations generally appear late in their lives. In contrast, conceptual innovators use their art to express ideas or emotions. Their goals are precise, so they can plan their works and execute them systematically. Radical conceptual innovations decisively violate existing conventions and the ability to do this is greatest before an artist’s habits of thought have become entrenched. The most important conceptual innovations consequently tend to occur early in an artist’s career.” We understand that in a lot of areas, it takes time to build the necessary skills, but when it comes to creativity, we tend to only recognize one type of talent. For example, when I search “Songs written in a short amount of time”, my first eights hits are lists of quickly written songs.  I got to the fourth page of a search of songs that took a long time to write without finding one list. The title of Gladwell’s podcast refers to the Leonard Cohen song by the same name– a powerful example of experimental innovation. Cohen’s version was first released on a 1984 album and he once told Bob Dylan that it had taken him two years to write the song. The full version of has 15 verses, though Cohen is said to have originally written 80 verses and he continued to tweak it in live performances. Though extremely popular now, that wasn’t the case when Jeff Buckley included the song on his 1994 album, Grace.  Buckley's version is the definitive one, Time called it ‘one of the great songs’ and it’s on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of ‘The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time’, but it’s actually once removed from Cohen’s original. It’s based on a version performed by John Cale, of the Velvet Underground, on a tribute album to Cohen. This song is popular now, but it took close to two decades and three artists for its brilliance to be fully developed and recognized.   I really like this idea because it encourages us to see talent in all people, including ourselves. I like it because in the end, no one kind of talent is better than another, their works are equally brilliant and can be seen as equally revolutionary. Even though a person may not show blinding skill at a young age, that doesn’t mean they won’t.  This idea encourages us to keep learning and keep pressing, that’s a concept I like.




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A model from history A

n exceptionally high tide, so the story goes, had washed hundreds of starfish on to a west coast beach. As the tide receded, the starfish became stranded. Without water to cover them, it was only a matter of time before they would die. A young lad happened to walk by, saw what was happening and sprang into action. He began picking up starfish, one at a time and throwing them as far out into the water as he could; far enough to ensure that they would be safe and survive. An older man, upon witnessing this spectacle, stopped the young lad. “Son, there are hundreds of starfish here. You’ll never be able to save them. What difference will all your effort make?” The lad paused, picked up a starfish and threw it far out to sea. Then, looking at the man he said: “It made a difference for him.” In New York City, a musician named Chris Leamy sat down next to a home-

FAITHFULLY YOURS Neil Strohschein less man named Miguel. For some time, Chris had taken a few hours a week to sit with the homeless and play some tunes for them. Passersby placed money in a cup, thinking it was for him. But he turned it over to the homeless, who used it to buy a meal, or find a place to take a shower or get a bed for the night. Most of those he helped were never seen again. But Miguel was different. His story broke Chris’ heart. Miguel wasn’t an alcoholic. He wasn’t on drugs. He was a victim of a string of bad luck that put him on the streets. Chris began looking for some way to do more for Miguel. Somehow, the Bowery Mission in New York got wind of what Chris was doing. They contacted a news

crew who made a video of Chris and Miguel. It went viral, with over 4.1 million views since August 18, the day it was posted. Four days later, enough money had been raised to find Miguel a place to live. Another person offered him a job and the excess funds raised provided 1,257 meals for those at Bowery Mission. One man’s actions made a difference in another’s life. I am always inspired when I read stories like these. They remind me of how the first century church addressed poverty, unemployment and homelessness in their world. They did not have the government programs we have today. Those in need sat on the side of the road and begged. If people were generous, they might col-

lect a few coins in their cup. But that was rarely the case. So how did the church respond? Those with funds to share brought them to the apostles. They in turn, handed the funds to seven men of unquestioned integrity who visited the needy, encouraged them and gave them funds to help them meet their needs. The force that drove them was the same force that drove the lad on the beach and Chris Leamy to do what they could to help stranded starfish and a homeless man. They were driven by love—a love that would not let them rest until they had made a difference in at least one life. When people like you and me refuse to do what we can to help neighbours in need, governments must do it for us. But when that happens, love is eliminated and the personal contact that could produce lasting answers to social problems is lost. Next week—some ideas on how can we devise homemade solutions to today’s social problems.

The awe of awful offal! T

here are times when my granddaughter and her two dogs join Henry Hoover, Miss Daisy and me for a walk. Whereas my two are smallish, under twelve pounds, Meeka and Kaara are much bigger. One is a Lab/Retriever cross and the other a Lab/Shepherd cross. Beautiful golden dogs with bounding and boundless energy! We look quite the sight; my two dogs behaving perfectly (Meeka can bowl them over with a breath) and the two large creatures leading our pack. To give them and us some freedom on a walk, we have, on occasion, headed north to the ball diamonds, loading all of us into a vehicle to get there. The first time worked wonderfully well. The large dogs ranged far and wide, coming at every call. They did find something of interest at the edge of the clearing, but returned when sum-

HOMEBODIES Rita Friesen moned. The second time was not good.  We were heading back to the truck when Meeka found the spot that had interested her the day before. My guess was that by now, the offal was ripe. Offal: noun; the entrails and internal organs of an animal used as food; refuse or waste material; decomposing animal flesh. I believe this time the third definition would be the correct one! She rolled in the stuff, clogged up her collar with the stuff, writhed and wriggled in the stuff. And then responded to our calls. We smelled her coming. It was awful. Awful: adjective; very


By Addy Oberlin


he summer holidays are finished for the schoolchildren and the classes are again in full swing. For some, it is a first time experience of entering the education system and they are eager to learn, others would rather stay home with Mom, which is always a safe place. Then there are those who have finished schooling in

bad or unpleasant - “the place smelled awful!” Synonyms: disgusting, horrible, terrible, dreadful, ghastly, nasty, vile, foul, revolting, repulsive,repugnant, odious, sickening, nauseating. This time it was all of the above! We literally gagged at the smell. There was no way she was going to be allowed in the cab of the truck! Puzzled by our sudden aversion to her nearness, she obediently hopped in the back for her first ever open air truck ride. We drove slowly back to my home. Thanks be there is a tap, and a hose, in the back yard. And Meeka loves water. I rushed for the pet

shampoo and my granddaughter began the cleansing process. Two shampoos later, we towelled her off and they went home.  Cleaning up the mess outside I realized that my hands stunk. The towels needed to be laundered immediately. The stink lingered in the back yard. And all the time, while stifling gags, real wrenching gags, I was also stifling the giggles. For both of us, my granddaughter and I, have the impulse to collapse in a fit of giggles at truly offensive odours. And this had been truly offensive. Much later that night I received a text – Meeka was not allowed up on the bed, even after another bath. The memory of the scene had prompted another outburst of laughter – prompting her partner to wonder whatever was so funny. I sat at my computer, laughing at the memory of the awful offal.

their home town and are now venturing out to enrich their studies in college or university. We are never finished learning because we learn through our life experiences. This is also true when we study God’s Word, the Bible. Some of our questions might not be answered until after we have gone to Heaven and see Jesus face to face. We need to accept that what the Bible says is true. It even tells us in 1 Corinthians 13:12 “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face, now I know in part, but then I shall know fully just as I also have been fully known.” A precious time to look forward to.



Responses to Sopuck In Agreement MP Robert Sopuck’s letter in the Aug. 26 newspaper shows that the Liberals didn’t take long to start taking their ‘entitlements’ which they believe they are ‘entitled’ to. I can’t imagine an office makeover that costs $835,000, can you? I could build and furnish, quite elaborately, a very nice house with that sort of money. It seems obvious that taxpayer dollars are easily spent without any thought. After all, weren’t we told during the last election not to worry, that the budget will balance itself? Then we hear of Health Minister Philpott’s tour of Toronto that cost you and me ‘only’ $1,700, and a photo op in Paris that Environment Minister McKenna had that cost us a ‘measly’ $6,800. I wonder how many other Liberal ministers spend our tax dollars so freely? Not to worry, the treasury has lots of money from hard-working taxpayers whom the PM said he was in tune with, or thought he was. And I wonder how much this PM’s ‘globe-trotting’ with friends and family costs us. It is not only the cost of flying, but there are probably very hefty bills for rooms and food, and I am certain the best hotel rooms available are booked and meals aren’t provided by KFC or Chicken Chef. No, folks, you elected a ‘cute and cuddly’ young man who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth but told us he knew what issues middle income Canadians had to deal with and he would fix them, no problem. I can understand why Donald Trump has resonated with the American public who are tired of the ‘politically correct’ and ‘entitled’ politicians. The problem is that the establishment and the media just don’t get it! I think we desperately need a ‘Donald Trump’ here in Canada. Bill Kushniryk Swan River, MB

Opposed Regarding the letter by MP Sopuck in your Aug. 26/16 issue wherein he attemps to criticize some Liberal MP’s for what he calls ‘inapropriate’ spending, brings to mind Sopucks previous boss, Stephen Harper. Harper’s government jet flew to Israel a few years ago with 21 rabbis on board. Boy oh boy is that ever pushing the envelope on political entitlement. Perhaps Mr. Sopuck can explain that excess? Or was Conservative Harper just exercising his ‘celebrity’ status in Israel by traveling with a team of male religious cheerleaders? Well, Mr. Sopuck? Richard Yates Oakburn, MB



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Opening the barn doors to the city By Tony Eu The Neepawa Banner On Sunday, Sept. 18, farms across the province will be hosting Manitoba’s Open Farm Day. Open Farm Day is an annual event put on by the Manitoba government and participating farmers. It’s designed to give people a behind-the-scenes look at our agricultural industry as well as what rural life is like. On Open Farm Day, 44 farms will be opening their doors and putting on events to entertain and enlighten. Among those farms is one located just north of Amaranth. Sun Dance Charolais is a cattle and grain farm owned and operated by

Donald Toms, who has a number of activities planned for the day. “I’ll have horse drawn wagon rides through the pasture and I’ve got a few young chicks that the kids can play with or hold, the neighbour’s bringing over his pony, so the kids can ride on a pony if they like,” Toms commented. “Also, my dad used to have bees, so I got a few empty bee hives. No bees in them, just to look in there and see what bees do and give them a little bit of information about honey production,” he continued. There will also be farm equipment around for people to look at and ask questions about. “I started up about five years ago,” Toms said about participating in

Open Farm Day. “I read it in the newspaper and I thought it’d be a good way for people from the urban communities, the cities and that, to connect with farmers,” he explained. When asked what he thought about Open Farm Day, Toms replied, “It’s a way for people from urban centres to have a chance to go to the farms and see the different farms. It’s a good way for them to connect with the farmers and see what’s happening out in rural Manitoba.” He continued, saying, “A lot of the people, especially from the cities, they don’t realize the lifestyle or what’s all involved in food production. It amazes me, actually, how much there is to know about producing food, no matter what it is,

eggs, poultry, dairy.” “I’m about medium sized,” Toms remarked about his farm operation. “I’ve got 100 cows and about 800 acres of grain,” he added. Toms runs the farm mostly by himself, hiring only one other person, part-time, to help out during the busier summer months. “Farming is kind of a way of lifestyle, I grew up with farming and you have to like it to do it,” Toms noted about farming. “You have to be really dedicated to the farm, but it’s really enjoyable and I enjoy watching the young calves when they’re born and jumping and playing and watching them grow throughout the year.” “I enjoy working with

livestock,” Toms continued, “it doesn’t really matter what, I got cattle so I enjoy cattle.” He also enjoys the grain side of his operation. “There’s kind of a satisfaction when you plant some seeds in the ground and you fertilize it and spray it and then, when you harvest in the fall, just to see what it produces.” Along with the agricultural industry, this year the bed and breakfast industry is joining Open Farm Day. Organized by the Bed & Breakfast Association of Manitoba, B&Bs across Manitoba will be hosting open houses on the same day as Open Farm Day. The goal of the event is to answer any questions about staying in B&Bs and to connect the public with

the many wonderful B&Bs in our province. Every B&B participating in the event will have refreshments available and there’s even a prize draw for a one-night stay at the participating B&B of the winner’s choice. Among the 21 B&B’s participating, are Ann’s Heritage House B&B and Cozee Cornucopia B&B in Neepawa, Fairmount B&B and Tilson Place in Minnedosa and Journey Home Artist Retreat in Waldersee. For more information on Open Farm Day, visit www., for more information on Manitoba Bed & Breakfast Open House, visit

Exciting future for 4-H in Manitoba Found it through the Submitted Manitoba 4-H Council Manitoba 4-H Council Inc. is excited to announce that, as of Sept. 1, we are assuming a greater role in the administration and delivery of the 4-H program. Through consultation with Manitoba Agriculture, the Council is now responsible for club, member and leader support, 4-H Area Council program support, member and leader records and volunteer screening. “It is terrific that Manitoba 4-H Council will be responsible for a bigger role in the delivery of the program. As a past 4-H member, I am always reminded of the skills 4-H provided and I am honoured to be part of an organization which continues to offer these skills to youth in Manitoba,” said Carlie Whetter, President of Manitoba 4-H Council Inc. Manitoba 4-H Council Inc. identified the opportunity to assume more responsibility for the program and has prepared for this transition through board development, strategic planning and increased staffing. Manitoba Agriculture’s position in supporting the 4-H program continues in the areas of project and resource research and development, technical project expertise and training as well as financial support to Manitoba 4-H Council. “This is an important step forward for 4-H in Manitoba and one that reflects our shared commitment to building leadership and capacity among rural organizations,” said the Hon. Ralph Eichler, minister of Manitoba Agriculture. “We are a proud supporter of their work and it will be exciting to watch the organization flourish in the future with these new roles and responsibilities.” Along with the transition, the Manitoba 4-H program is expanding to offer new projects, programs and opportunities to better serve our members and leaders. In keeping with the national 4-H leadership development pillars and the extended member age range of six to


25 years, Manitoba 4-H Council Inc., 4-H Canada and Manitoba Agriculture continue to collaborate to provide positive youth development programming. As a result of innovative programming, most recently under the themes of Science and Technology and Environment and Healthy Living, provincial membership increased by more than five per cent during the 2015-16 4-H year. “Our team of passionate volunteers and dedicated staff will ensure that 4-H continues to thrive in our province. We are excited about our enhanced role in developing youth in leadership roles,” added Carlie Whetter. For more information about the Manitoba 4-H Council Inc. and the opportunities ahead, please contact the office at 204-726-6136 or e-mail Executive Director Clayton Robins at


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On Thursday, Sept. 1, a Mexican delegation visited Neepawa to discuss a possible sisterhood agreement between the Mexican city of Salvatierra and the town of Neepawa. The delegation was also there to strengthen ties with HyLife Foods, after the company bought a plant near Salvatierra in partnership with an American/Mexican company called Mercator. Pictured from left: Alberto Velasco of the World Trade Centre in Winnipeg; Mexican delegates Fransisco Guerrero, Roberto Magana, Marcelo Garcia, and Luisa Martinez; Agassiz MLA Eileen Clarke; Neepawa Mayor Adrian de Groot; Salvatierra Mayor Jose Herlindo Velazquez; Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa MP Robert Sopuck; Mexican delegation members Estela Garcia and Araceli Herrera; Trevor Lizotte, Vice President - International and Domestic Sales at HyLife and Grant Lazaruk, CEO of HyLife.

New teachers, facilities to greet returning students Continued from page 1 The programs offered by BPSD have remained “fairly similar to last year,” Young said. He explained that most of their additions have been in creating the slots and classrooms they need to house the growing student population. Krista Reynolds has joined BPSD as the new assistant superintendent. Other staff changes to the division include a new secretary treasurer, Shannon Bayes, as well as 12 new teachers. Some of the new teachers have joined to replace retiring staff, while others have joined to support the growth of the division. According to Mary-Ann Ploshynsky, the superintendent for the Rolling River School Division (RRSD), enrolment in the division was expected to be about 1,710 students. For RRSD, this enrolment number is consistent with the numbers from previous years. However, at Tanner’s Crossing, Minnedosa’s elementary school, increased enrolment has led to the addition of an

extra grade 3/4 class split. Renovations for the new RRSD administration office are near completion, with the move anticipated to happen in mid-October. “Literacy and numeracy are provincial priorities,” Ploshynsky said. “We have a literacy coach and this year, added a numeracy coach to provide jobembedded professional development to support teachers,” she continued. As for staff changes, Ploshynsky said that, “eight new teachers have been hired for the 20162017 school year, to replace teachers who have retired or moved on to pursue other duties and interests.” One of the staff changes taking place is Krista Reynolds’ departure from

the position of principal at Rivers Elementary School. Reynolds is leaving the position to take on the role of assistant superintendent of the Beautiful Plains School Division, taking her place at Rivers Elementary is Garnet Kinney. In Pine Creek School Division, the decline in enrolment numbers over the past couple years has started to level out. Brian Gouriluk, superintendent for the division, said that their expected enrolment this year is just over 1,000. He predicts that enrolment numbers will stay “fairly level over the next few years.” Gouriluk also talked about a number of additions and improvements to the school facilities over the summer. Among the

changes is a new food lab in MacGregor Collegiate Institute (MCI), a renovated middle year’s classroom in Austin Elementary, parking lot improvements at William Morton Collegiate (Gladstone) and computer lab upgrades at MCI and William Morton. While Gouriluk didn’t mention any new programs, he did say that this year, the division is placing a focus on indigenous viewpoints. As far as staff changes, Gouriluk talked about two big shifts. Kyle McKinstry, formerly the principal at Austin Elementary, is tak-



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As far as changes to facilities and programs, École Laurier is having its designation changed from French school to a French immersion school and is also piloting a junior kindergarten program. The junior kindergarten program runs three days a week and is also French immersion. At Ste. Rose, work continues on their new building for vocational training, which they received a grant for in the spring of 2015. Szymesko said that they’re hoping to “break ground” this spring.


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Neepawa Natives coach pleased with training camp intensity By Eoin Devereux The Neepawa Banner There’s a growing sense of confidence in the hallways of the Yellowhead Centre when it comes to the Neepawa Natives. For anyone who witnessed the junior ‘A’ team’s training camp, last weekend, that feeling of renewed optimism is well warranted. Just under 100 players hit the ice over the labour day long weekend, hoping to make a good impression and earn a spot in the lineup for the team’s 28th season in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. Head coach Dustin Howden said that it was a good camp and that the skill level out on the ice appeared to be up from previous years. “You could see that hard work of the scouting staff really shine through with the exceptional effort from the younger prospects. [The scouts] have put in a lot of time to find these players and it’s paying off in a big way. That puts this club in a good position for years to come. The 2001 age group was very good. We were very excited about what we saw out there, so


Young prospects and returning veterans hit the ice on Saturday, Sept. 3, for the Grey and Gold Intersquad Game. Team Grey defeated Team Gold 8-5. the future looks bright for the Neepawa Natives,” stressed Howden. “As for the immediate future, our returning players came

into camp determined. It’s good to see that their skill set is continuing to improve and that they’ve developed as players. All

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regular season.“Where we are at right now [in terms of the roster], we’re comfortable with who we have kept around. There is always some moving parts at this time of the year, though. Potentially, other players, who couldn’t be at camp either due to injury or participating in major junior camps or other commitments, will be available. There is still a lot that can change between now and the start of the regular season. We’re always looking to improve our hockey team, so if you’re a player and you’ve made it to this point, now is not the time to get complacent. I want to see guys compete. It’s the same thing I said to them at the start of training camp. We expect them to keep the intensity level up high in the pre-season.” As for the remaining exhibition schedule, Neepawa has two home games remaining; Saturday, Sept. 10 versus Winkler and Saturday, Sept. 17 against Dauphin. The club’s MJHL regular season will begin on Friday, Sept. 23, when the Natives will host the Winkler Flyers.



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Evenson claims Rosebowl title By Eoin Devereux The Neepawa Banner Mike Evenson has claimed top spot in the 2016 edition of the Neepawa Golf and Country Club’s Rosebowl tournament. Evenson, who plays out of the McCreary Golf and Country Club, was able to hold off the strong challenge of Kris Jacobsen, to claim the championship flight of the matchplay event on Monday, Sept 5. After the event, Evenson said that while he did struggle a bit on the course in the early portion of the final day, he was able to refocus as the round progressed. “I didn’t start off the day the way that I’d hoped. I struggled a little bit during the round, but I was able to battle through it. Anything can happen when it comes to matchplay, so it was important just to remain focused on my own game,” noted Evenson. “Neepawa is a tough course, but also a fair one and that’s exactly what you want, because it challenges you as a player. Overall, I was pleased with how things progressed and being able to come away with the win.” Kris Jacobsen finished second in the championship flight, with Grant Jacobsen ending the day as the consolation winner and two time defending champion Mark Kerkowich earning the consolation runner up prize. This year was the 54th edition of the Rosebowl Tournament. This prestigious competition has been an important part of western Manitoba’s golf calendar for over five decades and consistently attracts between 100 and 120 of the province’s premier players every year. A complete listing of the flight results can be found with this story at


Mike Evenson (left) receives the Rosebowl trophy from Neepawa Golf and Country Club general manager and CPGA pro Landon Cameron (right).

Neepawa Blue Dolphins year-end wrap up Submitted The Neepawa Banner The Neepawa Blue Dolphins finished their season on a high note with the following swimmers placing as top point winners in their age categories: Ashley Nadeau, Second place - Eight and under Girls Reuben Dyck, First place - Eight and under Boys Jayden Hanke, Second place - 9-10 Boys Robyn Newsome, First place - 13 -14 Girls Bryce Kwiatkowski Second place - 13- 14 Boys Delanie Newsome, Third place - 15 and over Girls Each summer, the points (made from placing first to fifth in races) are calculated for each team and the


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winner of the T-shirt logo contest that was held by Swim Manitoba this year. It was designed using every team’s logo and enforced the team spirit. Congratulations Carson on such a wonderful and thoughtful design. Bryce Kwiatkowski and Robyn Newsome are making the move to winter swim in Portage this fall and we all wish them well with their new endeavour. To wrap up the evening, all the kids hit the water and made the most of their free time in the pool with the life guards and coaches. This was a terrific way to wrap up an amazing swim season. Hope to see you all next summer at the pool.

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Gordon and Gaye would like to give thanks to our family for hosting a three-day reunion at the Lansdowne Camping Park on August 13. We were also celebrating our 65th wedding anniversary. Lots of food, games and visiting made it a very enjoyable weekend. Gordon and Gaye Lang

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Peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital on Tuesday evening, August 30, 2016 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Ralph St. John. Loving mother of the late Ralph St. John. Dear sister of Mabel and Oretta. Predeceased by her brothers Dawson, Wilfred and Jack. Also lovingly remembered by many nieces and friends. Evelyn was a teacher for many years with the Toronto Board of Education and worked as a staff nurse. She enjoyed handcrafts and, most of all, her canine companion, Benny. Friends may call at the Coboconk Community Funeral Home 6644 Hwy. #35, Coboconk, Ontario (705)454-3913 on Tuesday morning, September 6, 2016 from 10 o’clock until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 o’clock. Interment later at Pine Hills Cemetery, Toronto. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Castle Keep would be appreciated by the family.


It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Nicholas Puhach, on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at home on the family farm in McCreary at the age of 87 years. Nicholas was born on August 16, 1929 in McCreary, MB to Stefan and Mary Puhach (nee Pankewich). Nicholas married Mary Takacs on October 12,1957 in McCreary. Nicholas worked all of his life as a farmer near McCreary. He was greatly loved and will be missed by his family and friends. Nicholas was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary on October 17, 2010, his siblings Henry Puhach (Stella), Al Porter (Anne), Nettie Brown (Doug), Anne Senetchko (Mike), Mike Puhach (Julie) and Mary Puhach. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish many wonderful memories; his children; son Alvin Puhach (Debra Wight) and their children Dustin Puhach (Becky Waldon), Nicole Wood and Andrew Robinson, son Dennis Puhach (Leah Fraser) and their children Grant Millan and Kellie Turner, daughter Patricia Chartrand (Evan) and their children Jaicee Chartrand, Laura Chartrand and Mitchel Chartrand, son Gerald Puhach (Brenda) and their children Zane Puhach, Chantell Puhach, and Eli Puhach, son John Puhach (Jeanne) and their children Samuel Puhach (Cinthya), Natalie Puhach, Kaitlyn Beauchamp (Louis) and Zachary Puhach, son James Puhach (Michelle Lowe-Puhach) and their children Emma Puhach and Ryland Puhach, and son Richard Puhach (Candace) and their children Courtney Ferris and Peyton Puhach,and his great grandchildren Sawyer and Luke Puhach, his siblings George Puhach (Helen), Kaye Slobodian (Mike), Emil Puhach (Lucille) and Pauline Yawney (Mike) as well as numerous extended family members and many friends. Prayers were offered on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm from Our Lady of the Nativity Roman Catholic Church in McCreary, MB. Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm from Our Lady of the Nativity Roman Catholic Church in McCreary, MB. Fr. Paul Tinguely, Fr. Leo Fernandes, Fr. Nepolian Suvakin, Fr. Michel Nault and Fr. Mark Filips concelebrated the mass. Interment followed in McCreary Roman Catholic Cemetery in McCreary, MB. Should friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Nicholas to Our Lady of the Nativity Roman Catholic Church, McCreary, MB. Sneath-Strilchuk -McCreary Chapel 204-835-2004

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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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Help Wanted Alternative Parent Home Respite Support Worker Competition No: 2573.08.16

Macdonald Youth Services requires experienced casual Respite Support Workers (RSW) who reside in the Glenella & Riding Mountain area. Experience providing respite support, knowledge and experience with children’s mental and physical health issues are considered assets to this position Essential Requirements: Experience in and understanding of child/adolescent development; Ability to work as part of a team; Ability to accommodate a child for overnight stays in your home; Knowledge of community resources; Good oral and written communication skills; First Aid/CPR Level C certification; Valid driver’s license and a vehicle, or access to one; Possess a current (within 3 months) or willingness to obtain a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search; Possess a current (within 3 months) or willingness to obtain a Child Abuse Registry Check and Prior Contact Check. Apply online at; fax resumes to 204.284.4431; or mail to 400-491 Portage Ave, Winnipeg MB R3B2E4; by September 28, 2016. Satisfactory Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Search, Child Abuse Check & Prior Contact Checks are a condition of employment. Visit our website at for more information on this, and other employment and volunteer opportunities.


Public notice is hereby given that the 2017 assessment roll for the Municipality of WestLakeGladstone has been delivered to the Municipal Office at 14 Dennis Street E, Gladstone, Manitoba, and is open for public inspection during regular business hours. Applications for revision may be in accordance with sections 42 and 43 of the 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: a) liability to taxation; b) amount of an assessed value; c) classification of property; or 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 above , 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. Applications sent electronically must confirm appeal received by municipal office. The Board of Revision will sit on October 18, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the council chambers of the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone to hear applications. The final date on which applications must be received by the Secretary of the Board is October 3, 2016. Prior to filing a complaint against the liability to taxation, amount of an assessed value, or classification of property, you are encouraged to discuss the matter with the Provincial Municipal Assessment Branch; phone 204-239-3332. Dated this 9th day of September 2016. Eileen Peters, CMMA Chief Administrative Officer Board of Revision Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone Box 150 Gladstone MB R0J 0T0


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REDUCED 421 Fletcher Ave, McCreary.

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3 bdrm, full bsmt, dbl garage, 100x100’ 2 bdrm, renos, garage, treed yard & lot. $69,000. MLS# 1616133 garden. $58,000. MLS# 1626953 REDUCED- 136 2nd Ave, Minnedosa. 2+2 bdrm. 2 bath. MLS# 1617080 LOTS FOR SALE- #1 Sark Place, Onanole. 2.27 acres, close to RMNP. Start building now- move in next spring! MLS# 1616030. Lots available in Hillcrest Estates, Neepawa. Arden & Erickson! Call for details!

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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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Retirement Auction for Bruce Thomson 10 am Saturday Sept 10, 2016 Kelwood, MB 2014 Coachmen Catalina Camper - subject to confirmation of final bid. • 2000 Buick Century Custom, 4Door, 6 cyl, 118,115 km - not safetied • Building 40x24 to Be Moved • Herman Nelson Construction Heater • Extension Cords • Nails & Screws • Gardening Tools • Hand Saws • Pry Bars • Makita Chop Saw • Skil Saws • Ryobi 10” Table Saw • Power Shop Radial Arm Saw • Aluminium Extension Ladders • Ski Doo Snowmobile • Construction Heaters • 11 hp Riding Mower 38” Cut • Step Ladders • Snow Fence • Wheelbarrows • Truck Packer Box • Insulated Tarps • Craftsman 8 hp Snowblower 25” • 14/2 Electrical Wire • Rockwell Beaver 10” Table Saw • Shop Mate 6” Bench Grinder • Levels • Straight Edges • Drywall Stilts • Hydraulic Jacks • Grass Hog Electric Weed Eater • Dewalt Heavy Duty Cordless Drill • Makita Cordless Drills • Reclaimed Windows • Leslie Electro Music Organ Speaker. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE: End Tables • Couch • Dressers • Mahogany Bedroom Suite • Teak Furniture • Hide a bed • Swivel Chair • Single Bed • Mattress • Panasonic TV & Stand • Floor Fan.   MUCH MUCH MORE

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Rossburn Municipality needs a permanent full-time Operator/Labourer. Salary based on qualifications and experience. Applications accepted until 4:00 p.m., Sept. 16, 2016 by mail or email.

4 New 16 x 80, 3 Bed, 2 Bath. Starting at $89,900. Altona Mobile Homes, 1-800582-4036, 1-204-324-6776 Email

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has been operating allow the centre to out of their current offer afterlocation 25 years, but as enrolment for school programs should there Parents and children has be a demand. were all increased smiles last Friday as and standards have the Happy changed, RM of Westbourne Rock Children Centre board reeve unveiled Kinley explained chair Sandi David Single sits on the HRCC their plans to build a that they have Building new daycare outgrown committee, which their current location. in Gladstone. Currently is made up of parents operat- Their current ing out the the basement as well as space has a number representatives from of the of limitations, Seven Regions Health municipal it lacks natural Centre, the light, has no kitchen facilities government and local service group has been working towards in which clubs. Single explained to prepare snacks their long-term plan that they and looked at a number of building a has an insufficient napping of sites over new facility that will area. the past two better meet “It’s years, but chose the time to upgrade,” she their needs. said. new site because Currently, the centre of its location. Having recently purchased is liKinley explains that censed for eight infants, property for the new construc20 pre- tion of the centre, on schoolers new centre is two Oct. 10, children and and four school-age staff from children. three years away, depending to In addition to better the centre helped to on unveil a sign meeting how quickly they can provincial guidelines, outlining building fundraise. plans as well a new The project is expected facility will allow as fundraising goals. to cost them between $500,000 A tree was to slightly and $600,000 also planted in what increase enrolment. will be the The new and Kinley said that location, beside the playground. between savings and past elementary school, fundraisers, will also they have HRCC director Jennifer about $100,000 so Meloney helped Onyx far. a Halashewski

Notice to Readers tree. The tree was planted

in what will be the playground

put dirt around of the new centre.

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A gathering of voices


The Neepawa Community Choir brings together people of all ages from Neepawa, Gladstone and Minnedosa areas. By Tony Eu The Neepawa Banner In Neepawa, there’s no shortage of music. From the high school band and chorale to community groups, there are plenty of people making wonderful sounds. One such group is the Neepawa Community Choir. The choir brings together voices from Neepawa, Gladstone, Minnedosa and the areas surrounding the towns. Typically, the group has between 20 and 30 people, aged high school and up. Since starting in the fall of 2012, the choir’s rehearsal season has been from September to June. “Since 2012, we have performed two concerts a season, Christmas and spring,” said Loren Huck, a choir member.

The choir also performs as a guest at other events. Huck elaborated, saying, “As a community choir, we strive to support local musical events such as the Choraliers’ ‘Christmas in Song,’ the Neepawa Fine Arts Festival and the Kaleidoscope concert series.” More recently though, the choir has started performing in Forrest and Brandon as well. “The choir is organized and maintained by a committee, with the support of a choral director and piano accompanist,” Huck noted. He continued saying, “All choir members contribute to the planning of events.” As far as repertoire goes, the choir sings choral arrangements from the classics, like Handel’s Messiah, to modern composers, such as Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen.

During rehearsal season, the choir meets once a week, historically a Wednesday evening, for one and a half hours. As they get closer to performance events, they usually add a second weekly practice on Sunday. As phrased by Huck, “The choir is open to anyone who has a gift in music and is able to carry a pitch. We’re always looking for new members.” This year’s season starts on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7:00 pm in the HMK School music room and while anyone can join at anytime, Huck noted that, “it would be beneficial to join at the start of a new session.” For more information, contact Pat Martin (204-9663832), Denise Kennedy (204-386-2510), or Loren Huck (

Strong showing for Westman athletics team


The Manitoba Summer Games were held in Steinbach this year from Aug. 7 to 13. Over 7,000 athletes, coaches and volunteers were involved with this amazing event. The largest group from the Westman region attending the games was the athletics team, consisting of head coach Paul Koshel, assistant coaches Stephanie Outhwaite, Tirell Outhwaite and Dianne Peyachew, along with manager Mark Perrett. The team did very well, finishing in the middle of the eight team competition. The team had a very strong showing in field events including gold medals in javelin and shot put, along with other medals in long jump, high jump and ball throw. Pictured above is the Westman athletics team.

Neepawa Banner, September 9, 2016  
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