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Friday, September 23, 2016 • Vol.27 No.48 • Neepawa, Manitoba

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Left: Participants in the Neepawa Terry Fox Run begin their 5 km walk to support cancer research. Top right: Participants starting out on the second half of the walk after taking a quick break at Dairy Queen. Bottom right: The Terry Fox Run has become an annual tradition across Canada since 1981. By Tony Eu The Neepawa Banner

On Sunday, Sept. 18, the annual Terry Fox Run took place. Organized by Kelly Krzyzaniak, the 5 km Neepawa run saw 79 runners and seven volunteers raise $6,700. The course for the run started on the NACI track, following it around to the northeast corner of the school area, where participants got onto William St. From there, the runners headed west onto Mountain




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Ave., then south until Boundary St. The runners followed Boundary St. all the way until Fifth St., where they turned and headed down to their halfway point at Dairy Queen. When they arrived, runners were greeted with water and ice cream courtesy of DQ. After the short ice cream break, the runners headed one block east on Highway 16 to Fourth St. From there, they headed all the way back to Boundary, then back to Mountain, finally turning down Hospital St. to make it back to the NACI’s track.

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At the end of the course, runners were given a cookie. There was also a draw for Terry Fox t-shirts as well as other Terry Fox ‘merchandise’. “Everything is donated and that’s part of the mandate of the Terry Fox Foundation,” Krzyzaniak said about where they got the food and other items. “It’s volunteer driven and volunteer run. There’s no commercialization of the Terry Fox Run which makes it unique amongst a lot of the fundraising runs,” she added. Continued on page 15

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Open houses across the province By Tony Eu The Neepawa Banner This past weekend, 44 locations across Manitoba invited the world to take a look at life on a farm. On Sunday, Sept. 18, the 2016 Manitoba Open Farm Day kicked off. Simultaneously, bed and breakfasts across the province joined in, opening their doors to curious visitors, as well as the usual guests, as a

part of the Bed and Breakfast Association of Manitoba’s open house event. All kinds of farms took part, from alpaca farms, to cattle farms, to grain farms. Each farm had different activities prepared to show off life on a farm. From tours, to demonstrations and fun activities for the kids, there was plenty to see and do at the farms. Continued on page A5


Above: This pony was one of the many farm animals present for both viewing and petting on the Hunter’s Family Farm. L e f t : Tw o k i d s p l a y in the makeshift ‘sandbox’, created with grain instead of sand.

The Hunter Family Farm has a number of activities set up for the kids, including the ‘Cowboy Corner’ (above). Here, kids could rope a bull (foreground), ride a bull (background) or simply run around the clearing and play with toys that were available.


Travel & Entertainment

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016


In Minnedosa, there is life after Labour Day

On Saturday, Sept. 17, lots of people came out to celebrate “There is life after Labor Day”, held at Minnedosa Beach. Activities were created for young and old alike and included games as well as crafters’ market (above). Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Minnedosa Beach Enhancement Committee and Palliative Care.

Storytime returns to Neepawa


Eli and Helgi Mailman, of Brandon, manned the Brandon Blaze dragon boat at Minnedosa Lake. The Brandon Blaze dragon boat team practices on Minnedosa Lake, from May through September. Each boat seats 20 paddlers, one steerperson and one drummer.

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September is a busy time with the start of school and all the other activities getting underway and it’s no different at the Neepawa Library, where we’re installing new shelves and busily reorganizing to make our books and digital titles easier to browse. We apologise for things being in disarray, but we hope to have it all sorted soon. Our popular program, Storytime, has begun again and is open on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. to pre-school-age children and their caregivers. We’re excited to host special guest reader Bobbie Parrott, of Minnedosa, on Friday, Sept. 30. Bobbie will read from her children’s book: “I Thought I Could and I Did!” a book about having confidence in yourself and working to succeed, no matter what you try. Our reading is included in the Manitoba I Love Culture weekend; check their website at for all the events scheduled around the province from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Mark your calendars: on October 27, we’re excited to host a reading and presentation by Craig Russell of Brandon of his second book “Fragment.” Craig will launch his new book at McNally Robinson in October and we’re very excited to be one of the dates on his new book tour. His first book, “Black Bottle Man” is available at the Neepawa Library. “What do you think you can do?” – Bobbie Parrott

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‘It shows you just how much support is out there’ By Tony Eu The Neepawa Banner With the second annual ‘What’s The Big Idea?’ event coming up, it’s the perfect time to check in with the winners from last year’s event and see where they are now. In Neepawa, the event led to the opening of a brand new business, owned and operated by Darryn Cameron. The name of the business is 4U Home Décor and Consulting. After pitching the idea for this business, the judges awarded Cameron the $1,000 award from the Town of Neepawa. Using this money, Cameron bought a computer and printer, putting the remainder of the money towards general start-up costs. “[4U Home Décor and Consulting] has been growing monthly, every month is better than the month before,” Cameron commented on his business success so far. “I think [What’s The Big Idea?] is a good idea. I wouldn’t have gotten this business off the ground as quickly without [the event] as a springboard,” noted Cameron. Continuing to talk about the event, Cameron said, “I think it’s also just a very good networking event, so even if you aren’t starting a business, it’s still a good place to go and connect with other people.” He also added that various organizations were also involved in the event, such as RBC, the Town of Neepawa and the Town of Minnedosa, so the event is a very good way to connect with various people. It keeps you moving forward The big winner from the event, Marlies Soltys, pitched the idea for an art studio in Minnedosa. With that pitch, she won a total of $1,550 from three different awards, the Best Pitch, the Minnedosa Chamber of Commerce and the Minnedosa Community Development Corporation. Since winning those awards, Soltys

Lisa Ballegeer, the owner and operator of Innovative Hearing Technology, won $500 at last year’s What’s the Big Idea. Ballegeer operates a mobile hearing centre and said that her business has grown, adding more locations and clients since last year’s event. PHOTO BY TONY EU

has started the Inspire Art Studio. “[The] money went in an account and created my Inspire Studio business account and it went to the registration of my name, this is a registered business name,” Soltys said. She continued, saying, “Then, we started looking for a location, of course and then it went to the rent and damage deposit for our building, as well as all the renovations and office supplies. All that, plus much more.” When asked about how business is going, Soltys responded that, “Business is doing fabulous.” When Inspire Art Studio first opened its doors, it had just over 12 artists join the studio, now they have 32. “As of January, we started offering art classes and so we have had well over 100 different participants in art classes,” Soltys further remarked. “We’ve got art classes booked in now again, for the fall and out of our six upcoming classes, three of those are full and the others have just very limited space available still to people,” she added. Like Cameron, Soltys had a very positive review of ‘What’s The Big Idea?’. “If it wasn’t for [What’s The Big Idea?] I’m not sure if Inspire Studio would be here,” she said. “When you go and pitch your idea, first of all, it’s nerve racking, because you’ve thought about this

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dream for some time. You’ve pictured it, you’ve envisioned it, you’ve worked towards that goal and you’ve shared it with your family and your close friends, but now it becomes public knowledge,” Soltys explained. “Presenting at ‘What’s The Big Idea?’ holds you accountable for that idea,” she continued. “It holds you to the point where you need to keep moving forward with that, especially when you’ve got the support behind you from our [Economic Development Officers (EDOs)] the way we, both in Neepawa and Minnedosa, do,” Soltys stressed. Speaking about her personal experience, Soltys added, “Vern May, [the EDO for the Town of Minnedosa], was absolutely at my side when I needed him. When we were looking for space he would say, ‘Well, have you checked this one out? Let me do some leg work.’ If I had a question about this, he would say, ‘Let me check that out and I’ll get back to you,’ those sorts of things. He was so supportive and wanted to see

this work.” Soltys finished by summarizing, saying, “It keeps you moving forward, it makes you take that plunge and then it shows you just how much support is out there for your idea that it validates it.” Having confidence in yourself Doug and Hali Finlay, owners of Oakview Equipment, were the winners of a $500 award from last year’s event, for their pitch to add MTZ tractors to their company. The couple used the money to cover the registration costs accompanied by the addition. The new tractors and associated parts arrived to their dealership in June and while there haven’t been any purchases yet, there has been a lot of interest in them. The MTZ tractors have the advantage of being non-computerized, an advantage in colder weather, as computerized systems are more prone to malfunction in the cold.


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Not just the farm yards and fields Continued from page A2 Though the farms are located off the beaten path in rural areas, as farms often are, lots of people made the trip out into the country to find them. Plenty of people came out to learn more about where our food comes from, as well as find out what exactly farmers do and how they do it. The Hunter Family Farm, located 10 minutes from both Rapid City and Rivers, was one of the farms that took part. As part of their activities, they had a ‘Cowboy Corner’ set up for kids to try out some rodeo events and just play around. Some of the other activities they had set up were a sheep shearing demonstration and a wool spinning demonstration, a horse drawn carriage ride around the farm, face painting and a ‘sandbox’ for kids to play in, with the sand replaced by grain. As well as the sheep, they also had horses, goats, cattle and some chickens that people could look at. Along with the ani-

mals and activities, the Hunter’s farm also had a water conservation display and farm equipment for people to look at. Any questions about anything and everything having to do with the farm, or the animals and equipment on it, were answered enthusiastically. On the bed & breakfast side, two Neepawa businesses took part: Ann’s Heritage House B&B and Cozee Cornucopia B&B. Ann’s Heritage House is owned and operated by Ann Nielsen. The B&B has three guest rooms and has been in operation for six years. The house itself is over 100 years old. With architecture from the early 1900s and decorations that combine the old with the new, Ann’s Heritage House


is a beautiful house with great rooms. The Cozee Cornucopia has been in operation for just under two years and is owned and operated by Ernie and Pat Gawaziuk. Both being retired, they operate the B&B more for fun than as a serious business venture, primarily handling the overflow from motels. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that because they aren’t dependent on the B&B for income that it isn’t well kept. The Cozee Cornucopia lives up to its

name, with two rooms and a lobby area that are not only cozy, but also well kept and welcoming. Both B&Bs were more than happy to give a full tour as part of their open house, even providing snacks and refreshments. PHOTOS BY TONY EU

Top left: The Cozee Cornucopia, living up to its name, has a cozy lobby area located next to the two rooms. The area even has a computer for guests to use. Top right: Both B&Bs had refreshments and snacks for guests. In Ann’s Heritage House, iced tea, coffee and a tray of assorted goodies were provided in the dining room.

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On Saturday, Sept. 17, during the annual Sonics & Sojourns Festival, a fall harvest market was held at the Onanole Recreation Centre. The venue was filled with regional and local goods, arts, baking and produce. Don and Janet Osbourne, of Birnie, were one of the vendors and their booth displayed sweet and savoury goods. Right: Sandy Lake’s Maggie Ross creates attractive ceramics and fine art.

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Above: An aerial view of the farmstead where Margaret West grew up and the setting of the stories in her book. Right: Margaret West holding a copy of her recently released book, ‘The Way We Were’. Banner Staff The Neepawa Banner Released on Sept. 4, ‘The Way We Were’, written by Margaret West, is a collection of short stories about what it was like living on a farm from 1939 to the 1950s. West grew up in the Ogilvie area, on a farm halfway between Gladstone and

Plumas. She attended Blake School and then Gladstone High School. The stories in the book are based on actual events that took place on the farm while West was growing up. As such, the stories are all set on the farm. Available for $20, ‘The Way We Were’ paints a picture of hardship and struggle, but also of laughter and celebration. It gives

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us a window into the past to see how we’ve arrived where we are now. For more information or to purchase the book, visit Book can also be purchased from West’s brother, who lives in Gladstone. To contact him to purchase a book, call 204-385-2385.

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Tomato black bean salad The two recipes today will help use your remaining garden tomatoes. Enjoy. Tomato black bean salad 1 can black beans, rinsed 1 small onion, diced 2-3 large tomatoes, diced or 2 -3 cups cherry tomatoes

Dressing: 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup oil 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash oregano or basil 1 tsp. sugar salt and pepper to taste

Mix all the dressing ingredients and add the beans, onion and tomato. Refrigerate until ready to use. If you have fresh herbs use them instead of the dried. PHOTOS BY TONY EU

Above: Participants released balloons to signal the start of the run. Left: A group of participants takes a quick break at Dairy Queen, the halfway point, where they’re given water and ice cream. See the story on page A1


Veggie casserole 1 tsp. chili powder or 1 tsp. 2 medium onions, sliced 2 medium zucchini, peeled dried oregano 1 tsp. pepper and sliced 1 1/2 cups chili sauce or 2-3 firm ripe tomatoes 1 cup grated cheese spaghetti sauce In a large greased casserole arrange several alternate layers of onions and zucchini. Combine chili sauce and chili powder or if using spaghetti sauce add the oregano. Stir the pepper into the sauce and pour over the veggies. Arrange thickly sliced tomatoes on top and sprinkle cheese on tomatoes. Bake at 350° for approximately 1 hour.


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At Inspire, there is a large canvas in the back of the studio, where classes are held. Owner Marlies Soltys explains, “Our back has not been renovated and we’ve added this large canvas for our class participants to use. This is actually a piece I’m quite proud of, as it gets painted on quite regularly by everyone who attends our classes, no paint gets waisted or poured down the drain after an art class, it all goes on this canvas... It’s been a real hit with everyone that has taken a class with us.” The canvas also provides a place for students to try new techniques, textures and colours. Continued from page A4 The couple also offered some advice to future business owners and entrepreneurs, saying, “One of the biggest things is having confidence in yourself and what you’re trying to do.” As for their thoughts on ‘What’s The Big Idea?’, the Finlays said, “It’s a great idea for new businesses starting up.” Continuing, they remarked that, “It’s a place where you can go and all kinds of resources are there. There’s also the guidance for what needs to be done when starting a business.” “Basically the biggest thing [when starting a business] is to gain a backing, and [What’s The Big Idea?] is a good spot to get that,” the Finlays added.

The final winner was Lisa Ballegeer, the owner and operator of Innovative Hearing Technology, a mobile hearing centre. Her pitch won $500, which was used to help with the daily cost of business. Ballegeer said that her business was going very well, adding that if she was working somewhere else, as a more typical hearing centre, she’d probably earn around the same amount. “I’ve acquired more locations that I go to on a regular basis [since the event],” Ballegeer said. “I’ve definitely acquired more people, more interest, with the fact that I can actually go to them,” she added. “[I’m] trying to take the inconvenience out of hav-



Inspire Studio was last year’s What’s the Big Idea grand prize winner. The studio’s retail area showcases the variety of art produced by area artists and available for purchase.

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Natives ready for regular season to start By Eoin Devereux The Neepawa Banner The games that matter are set to begin across the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. For the Neepawa Natives, opening night can’t arrive soon enough, as the team hopes to continue building off of its positive pre-season experience. Neepawa finished MJHL exhibition play with a 3-3 record, which included player improvement being seen in every one of those games. Head coach Dustin Howden said watching first hand, the development of the roster, from a group of talented individuals into a collective unit, has been great to see. “The coaching staff has been working very hard with [the players] on a few things, such as powerplay for example. As we had more games under our belt, you could see the information that we’d


Justin Metcalf (11) of Neepawa advances the puck, as the Dauphin defender attempts to impede his path to the goal, during an exhibition game on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Yellowhead Centre. work on in practice was settling into their minds and was becoming much more instinctive for them,” noted Howden. “The work ethic as well has been nice to see. When you work on your game and you start seeing those results, it’s a real confidence builder and you can tell, they’re

getting confident about what they can do out there. There’s a feeling that we can skate with and compete with any team that’s out there in front of us.” The Natives closed out the exhibition season with a pair of games against the Dauphin Kings. The first was on Friday, Sept.

16, in Dauphin, and saw Neepawa claim a dominant 6-1 win. The following night at the Yellowhead Centre, the Kings survived an onslaught of 62 shots to win 3-1. The matchup on Saturday, Sept. 17, would see Neepawa come close to securing more goals on several occasions, hit-

ting the crossbar multiple times. The team also ran up against a spectacular performance by 19-yearold Dauphin goaltender Brandon Holtby. Howden said those two nights were a perfect example of how anything can happen from night to night. “These types of games

happen. We ran into a hot goaltender [on Saturday, Sept. 17]. Kudos to Holtby. He really stood on his head out there. Any other night, we’re going to get more than one goal off that amount of opportunities,” stressed Howden. “[Friday, Sept. 16] is an example of that. We had a similar game less than 24 hours earlier and were able to score six goals. All we can do is put it behind us. I’m still really proud of the guys and the effort they put in out there.” The MJHL regular season will open for Neepawa at home on Friday, Sept. 23, versus the Winkler Flyers. The two teams played a pair of games during the exhibition schedule, each winning once. Howden said that they’re looking forward to challenging one of last season’s top teams and seeing exactly where the Neepawa Natives stand early on in the regular season.



Neepawa Banner Sports

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

NACI golf tees off MacGregor joins THHL on the competition By Eoin Devereux The Neepawa Banner

There will be senior men’s hockey in the Town of MacGregor this winter as the Tiger Hills Hockey League (THHL) has approved a new expansion team. The board of governors agreed to the creation of the team on Monday, Sept. 12, during its semi-annual meeting. The yet unnamed club will begin play in the 2016-17 THHL season. But while one community joins the Tiger Hills Hockey League fraternity, another is stepping away, as a league source has indicated that the Glenboro Nordics have requested a one year hiatus. With these transactions, the number of clubs participating in the 2016-2017 season will remain at 13. The odd number of teams within the league will facilitate an uneven schedule, with clubs in the eastern division likely playing one additional regular season game. As for the upcoming regular season, formulation of the league schedule is underway and be announced within the next few weeks. The Tiger Hills Hockey League season will begin in late October.


On Monday, Sept. 19, Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute’s had two golf teams participate in the zone tournament in Carberry. The team of Daly Chartrand, Landon Young, Braden Gillies and Ben Rainka won the event and will now participate in provincials on Friday, Sept. 23, in Winkler. Ben Rainka also won the medal for the low score on the day. Pictured left to right: Bryan Todoruk, Ben Rainka, Braden Gillies, Landon Young, Tysne Stanski, Wiley Speiss and Daly Chartrand.

Neepawa Tigers support Terry Fox Run, Parker’s Squad Left to right: Brody Miller, Dylan Neufeld, Parker Guy, Dylan Oshanuk and Jacob Nomore at the Terry Fox Run in Portage la Prairie. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Club 55 League: Sept. 16/16: Ladies’ High Single -- Vivian Oswald 215. Ladies’ High Triple -- Barb Grumpelt 547. Men’s High Single & Triple -- Len Pritchard 241 & 583.  Other scores to note -- Dorothy Moller 154; Norman Kendall 163; Myrnie Kroeker 153; Marge Fischer 170; Len Pritchard 164, 178; Vivian Oswald 152; Bob Lychak 152, 168; Barb Grumpelt 160, 183, 204; Wilbert Kroeker 184; Don Denoon 159, 224; Pauline Hailstone 153, 165; Frank Porada 155, 214, 172; Ellen Grudeski 154; Lawrence Smith 217, 166.

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Several members of the Neepawa Tigers football team ventured off to Portage la Prairie last weekend, to help a former teammate with a very important cause. On Sunday, Sept. 18, those players participated in the Terry Fox Run as part of ‘Parker’s Squad’,, a contingent brought together to support 18-year-old Parker Guy of MacGregor. Guy, who played for the Tigers last season, was recently diagnosed with Ewing’s

Saracoma, a type of bone cancer. Upon learning of the diagnosis, many people in the community of MacGregor responded by stepping up to support the family. That outpouring led to a record setting year for the Portage run, as over $13,000 was raised in donations. That number is more than three times the 2015 result of $3,868 and the largest total raised in Portage la Prairie since 1991. Proceeds from the Terry Fox Run go directly to the Terry Fox Foundation. More than 9,000 communities across Canada take part in the charity run every year.

• The nominee’s contribution to the growth or strengthening of sport and recreation in Neepawa • Outstanding leadership skills • Volunteerism and personal involvement in sport or recreation. • The impact and lasting contribution of the nominee’s efforts. In order to assist the organizers assess the nominations, nominators are asked to provide supporting information in a letter of nomination.

Please email or fax all nominations attention Neepawa Natives Sports Dinner or 204-476-5300 Deadline for nominations are Friday, October 21, 2016.


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In Memory of Al Black (Husband, Dad & Papa), September 26, 1998. We often sit and think about the time that has gone by. We think of all the laughter, the smiles and all the fun. And before we know it, the tears have begun. Although it brings us comfort, to walk down memory lane. It reminds us that without you, life will never be the same. Love, Donna, Dawn, Dwayne, Riley & Bailey

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Lorna Yerex would like to “Thank” my families for celebrating my birthday. The airplane ride also the hayride were awesome! Love my families. Lorna _____________________ Most sincere thank you to my children, who planned and hosted a “Come and Go Tea” for my 90th birthday. To the friends and family who showered me with good wishes and hugs covering three provinces, I was so honored. To God be all Glory for my many blessings. Irene Besser

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Alcoholics Anonymous meets at Neepawa United Church basement, Thursdays, 8 p.m. _____________________ Arden Hall, cap. 255. Park, camping and sports facilities, rink, curling ice, kitchen and lounge. Call Leah 368-2403 or 841-4766 _____________________ Drug problem? Narcotics Anonymous can help. Meetings on Sat at 7 p.m. and Tues at 7 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 221 Hamilton St. Neepawa _____________________ Looking to get your house painted? Exterior and interior. Call Leo 204-872-1358


On the date and at the times and locations shown below, PUBLIC HEARINGS will be held to receive representations from any persons who wish to make them in respect to the following matters; 1) THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF ALONSA BY-LAW NO. 15-09 being an AMENDMENT TO THE RURAL MUNICPALITY OF ALONSA DEVELOPMENT PLAN BY-LAW 15-01. 2) THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF ALONSA BY-LAW NO. 15-10 being an AMENDMENT TO THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF ALONSA ZONING BY-LAW NO. 15-02. HEARING LOCATION: R.M. of Alonsa Council Chambers, 20 Railway Avenue, Alonsa Manitoba DATE & TIME: 1. The R.M. of Alonsa Development Plan Hearing - October 26, 2016 @ 11:00 am 2. The R.M. of Alonsa Zoning Hearing - October 26, 2016 @ 11:15 am GENERAL INTENT OF BY-LAW NO.: 15-09: To re-designate an area within the R.M. of Alonsa from “Limited Agriculture” to “Lakeside Settlement” AREA AFFECTED: PT. MHS 13/14-21-10w – Lot 2 Plan 51778P

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Bethany Fall Supper, Sunday, Sept. 25, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Adult $15, 6-12yrs $7, preschool free. Coming Events _____________________ Minnedosa Adult Learning Centre’s computer courses start the week of Sept. 26th. Contact: Val Gawel at 131 Main St. South, 204-8672519 _____________________ Old Time Dance, Plumas Community Hall, Sat, Oct. 1, 2016. Time: 7:30 pm-11:30 pm. Band Country Pride. Call 204-386-2757 or 204386-2635

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Friday, Oct 23, 4-7pm, Sat. Oct 24, 9am- 3pm. 11 James Bay, Neepawa. Toys, furniture, household fixtures and miscellaneous.

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Crisis Pregnancy Centre Winnipeg: Need to talk? Call our free help line, 1-800-6650570 or contact our Westman office: 204-727-6161

Coming Events Neepawa & Area Community Choir Reorganizational Meeting for 2016-2017 year Wed., September 28 7:00 p.m. HMK music room New members welcome! Come out and give it a try!

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Jarvis Meats of Gladstone requires a full time meat wrapper. Experience preferred but will train the right person. Duties to include but not restricted to packaging, customer service and clean up. Apply in person to Garth or Marj Jarvis with resume and references. For appointment call 204-385-2506

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

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3 bedroom house in Gladstone, MB. _____________________ Churchill Block, Neepawa, 1 bedroom suite, available for Oct 1. Call 204-841-1298 _____________________ TRAILER RENTALS: cargo, dump, equipment, auto, livestock/horse. FORK LIFT TELEPORT 729-8989

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GENERAL INTENT OF BY-LAW NO.: 15-10: To re-zone an area within the R.M. of Alonsa from “Limited Agriculture” to “Lakeside Settlement”. AREA AFFECTED: PT. MHS 13/14-21-10w – Lot 2 Plan 51778P

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FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Sul, C.A.O, R.M. of Alonsa, 204-767-2054 A copy of the above proposal and supporting material may be inspected by contacting the R.M. of Alonsa. Copies may be made and extracts taken there from.

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.

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1105 Massey Ferguson tractor with loader and 3 pt hitch. Asking $4,900. Call 204-212-3633 _____________________ 20 bred heifers, black angus. Asking $1,900 each. Call 204-212-3633 _____________________ Chickens and turkeys. Farm free range feed grain chickens, five pound and up. Turkeys 13 pounds and up available. To order, please call 752-2328 _____________________ 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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Storage vans (semi trailers) for rent or sale. Anderson’s 204-385-2685, 204-3852997 Gladstone.

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Gladstone: For Sale 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Lg. garage, new paint, double lot. $149,000. Ph: 1-204385-3098 _____________________ 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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Help Wanted Employment Opportunity Farmery Estate Brewing Company Inc, a new addition to Neepawa and a producer of premier beer products, is currently seeking applications for the position of Assistant to the Controller. This person will be stationed in Neepawa, report to the Financial Controller, and will be responsible for assisting in the ongoing maintenance of the financial records with an initial focus on payroll and accounts payable.  We seek an individual who: • is capable of working with little supervision,  • has good written and oral command of the English language, • is very familiar with Intuit Quickbooks, • is very familiar with Microsoft Excel, • is very familiar with producing a bi-weekly payroll including Stat calculations, T4s, and ROEs. • has a good understanding of generally accepted accounting principles. Remuneration will commensurate with experience & education Past or present enrollment in a recognized accounting program will be considered an asset. Qualified applicants may submit resumes and cover letters by September 30th by email to 

All claims against the Estate of TOMMY LAZOR who died on or about July 16, 2016, late of the Village of Glenella, in the Province of Manitoba, must be filed with the undersigned Solicitor for the Estate on or before the 25th day of October, 2016, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Solicitor for the Estate then shall have notice. Dated at Brandon, Manitoba, this 13th day of September, 2016.


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(TEXAS USA BEST BUY) Take over a prime 20-acre parcel in scenic Texas with a balance of $7,495; $100/mo. financing available. For more info call 1-800-875-6568. _____________________ Waterfront Lots for Sale: Special fall pricing on 2 waterfront lots (approx. 11,000 sq. ft.) at North Shore Rossman Lake, Rossburn, Manitoba. Contact: Gerald 204-773-0380 or email

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NuVision Commodities St. Jean, MB buying feed grains, wheat, barley, peas, oats, off grades grain and custom hauling back to the Red River area. Phone 1(204)758-3401 or 1(204)746-4028.

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MAJOR APPLIANCE and TV Service in home. Call 476-4077

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strengthening families and protecting children since 1899

Social Work Assistant

Full-time indefinite term position ~ Eastern sector Child & Family Services of Western Manitoba is seeking a mature, responsible individual to fill a Social Work Assistant position to cover the eastern sector of our catchment area. This is a full-time indefinite term position, based out of the Minnedosa, Manitoba office. Hours of work are 36.25 hours per week, with some flexibility required. As a Social Work Assistant, you will work with Social Workers, providing a variety of roles and services in order to strengthen the family unit. These include direct in-home support; supporting therapeutic access and providing parent education and mentoring. The wage scale for this position starts at $18.66 per hour; the successful applicant will be placed on the scale based on education and direct experience. The successful applicant must be willing to travel to Brandon for training and support meetings.

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University degree in a social science; Strong communication and organizational skills; Ability to work independently under the guidance of a social worker; Must have access to a vehicle for work use; Solid understanding of child development, parenting, and family functioning; Successful completion of a Criminal Record check, Child Abuse Registry check, Prior Contact check and a Driver’s Abstract check is required.

Please express your interest in this position, or in any position which may become open as a result of this competition by way of resume and cover letter by Thursday, September 29th, 2016 to: Candace Kowalchuk Human Resources Specialist 800 McTavish Avenue Brandon, MB R7A 7L4 Website: E-mail: We thank all applicants for their interest.

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MCINTOSH: Our sincere thanks to our friends, family and community for the overwhelming support shown to us following the loss of our beloved father, Gordon McIntosh. Words cannot express our gratitude to those involved in his care for the past few years for their compassion, empathy and kindness. So, simply accept our sincere thank you, all the staff at the Neepawa Hospital, McCreary Hospital and Country Meadows Personal Care Home for your excellent patient care. Dr. Poettcker, Dr. Wiebe and Dr. Desilets, you did so much for him and for us, and we will always remember your care and kindness. Thank you to Neil Strohschein for officiating at the service and White's Funeral Home for taking care of the arrangements. With love and gratitude, Terry and Melrose, Robert, Karen and Don Murdock and families.

Help Wanted CAREER OPPORTUNITY Municipality of Ste. Rose

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Obituary Doris Gail Sigurdson On Sunday September 11th after a brief aggressive illness Doris Gail Sigurdson (Johnson) passed in the Neepawa Hospital surrounded by family. Leaving to mourn are her loving husband of 54 years Asgar, her daughter Peggy, son Einar and his wife Karen and daughter Jennifer along with grandchildren Brad (Janine), Samantha, Kristen, Alix, Maggie, Josh, Erik and Brock, plus great grandchildren Carson, Avery and Camilla. Doris also leaves brothers Harold, Kelly and Joey and their families, plus many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Doris was predeceased by her parents Archie and Sveina Johnson; brother Tommy; in laws Skapti and Gudrun Sigurdson; sisters in law Evelyn Ericksson and Viola Wild and brother in law Einar Sigurdson. Doris was born in Winnipeg on August 4th, 1942 only daughter of Archie and Sveina Johnson. She grew up in Big Point with her four brothers and attended school in Langruth. Doris married Asgar Sigurdson on August 18th, 1962. Together, they farmed in Lakeland until moving to Woodside in 2000. They raised their three children in Lakeland, along with being a big part of their immediate family's lives and their community. Doris was active in the Grace Lutheran Church, Royal Purple, Langruth Community Hall, Langruth 4-H Clubs and everything musical that happened in the community! Asgar, Peggy, Einar and Jennifer were her pride and joy. When grandchildren arrived, - then great grandchildren, her love and pride only grew. She enjoyed watching them in all their activities and was eager to tell everyone what they were up to. Whether it be a hockey game, or any sporting event the kids were involved with, or school function, or recital, or music production, Doris would encourage and cheer them on, many a time with Asgar at her side. Doris headed off to Teachers' College at the young age of 17. Doris's first teaching job was in East St. Paul and it began a career that would span over 50 years, taking her to many different schools in the area. Her love of teaching and music touched so many lives, it was her passion. She was very blessed to have a career she loved and to do it for so long. Her seemingly effortless ability to touch the lives of so many students and co-workers will be a legacy that will live on forever. She was the music to many children and mentor to her colleagues. She was thought of by so many as a caring friend that was sincere and generous and willing to do anything to make sure those around her reached their full potential. Gladstone Festival and so many music classrooms will no doubt think of her as every song is sung and chord is played. The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don't tell you what to see. That was Doris, bringing out the best in so many and finding their hidden talents. Doris was extremely proud of her Icelandic heritage, as every good Icelander is! Her Icelandic brown bread, donuts and vinarterta were her specialties and were enjoyed by many! In the summer of 2014, her brother Kelly and niece Wendy accompanied her on her dream trip to Iceland. Doris was able to touch base with some long lost relatives and finally see the beauty that is Iceland. She was thrilled with the trip and came home with so many wonderful stories and photos she loved to share. Doris will be sadly missed by what was the Fabulous Five. Linda, Louise, Roberta, Shirley and Doris shared a beautiful friendship for over 60 years. They enjoyed many a girlie trip and were always there for each other in all of life's happy and sad times. Their special friendship is something Doris always cherished. She will be missed by many. Funeral Service was held on Sat., Sep. 17, 2016 at The Grace Lutheran Church, Langruth. Interment in Lakeland Cemetery. Charitable donations may be made in Doris's memory to The Gladstone Music & Arts Festival c/o Michelle Teichroeb, Box 70, Langruth, Manitoba R0H 0N0. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone~MacGregor

Tom Addison Tom Addison was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015, he responded well to his treatments and seemed he was winning the fight, however, it just wasn’t the case. On Sunday, August 21, 2016, when Tom entered the hospital, he was very confused. On August 23rd, tests confirmed the cancer had spread to his brain. He declined rapidly and passed away on Thursday, September 1st, with family by his side. A graveside service led by Gloria Mott was held at the Carberry cemetery on September 7th. Left to mourn are his sister Shirley Hoff, niece, Christine (Bob) Robinson and family, Heather Doerksen, Alexis Connor and Owen, and Tiffany Robinson, his nephew, Harry (Nancy) Hoff and family, Clara, Lucy and Anna and of course many more family and friends. Thomas Henry Addison was born on June 19, 1948 to Ron and Dora Addison. Tom was the first born son and he was spoiled rotten by his grandma Ethel Adams. She lost a boy 10 days after birth, and Tom was the son she never got to have. As the story goes, Tom’s mom, Dora, did not hold Tom for the first 6 months of his life. In his grandma’s eyes, Tom could do no wrong. It was not easy for Shirley to live with the Boy that Could Do No Wrong, as an adult Tom came and acknowledged and apologized for these times. It speaks to Tom’s character that he would do this. Tom would have chores to do in whatever animals that his parents had at the time and Tom came to love horses. This was the ‘50s and money was tight, Tom and Shirley were expected to do what they could to help feed the horses. Including Sunday bottle drives around the area picking up beer bottles in the ditch. The oats were bought from Uncle Jim Dickson, at a family discount, but regardless, Tom learned that he had to take responsibility for his animals. Summer chores would include cutting and hauling loose hay to be stacked back at home. Tom attended school in Carberry till 1967. After high school, he worked for the Highways and then started work at Carberry Feeders. Tom started taking Nursing at BU in the ‘80s and soon switched to education. In summer breaks, Tom worked in Portage at the Manitoba Development Centre. After graduation, Tom taught at many First Nation schools, including St. Therese, Shamatawa, God’s Lake, Long Plains and most recently, 10 years at Lake Manitoba. While performing his regular teaching duties, he took night courses and weekend classes to get his Resource designation. Tom was always continuing his education. He completed his Masters in Education in 2009 and was currently taking counselling courses. Tom’s love of horses and riding is of course well known. Horses have come and gone from Tom’s life, he never felt complete without owning one. At an early age, he was involved in the 4H Pony Club, Woodberry Riding Club and the Brandon Light Horse and Pony Society. He has won boxes of ribbons and trophies throughout the years. He was a regular volunteer at the Brandon Winter Fair, even up until this past year, and spent many years volunteering at the Carberry Fair. Tom took every new generation of nieces and nephews to the fair and it was often behind the scenes with the participants. Even if he wasn’t personally able to take the kids to the fair, he would give money so the kids would be able to buy treats. Tom has always had two families, the Addisons and the Sagins, Wayne, Sandra, Karen and Donna. They have spent as many holidays, families’ birthdays, Christmases and various family events with Tom as we have. Wayne’s grandchildren called him Uncle Tom. Tom was always happy to help Wayne on the farm and of course, this allowed him to spend time with horses. We would like to thank all friends and family for the hospital visits, calls, cards, flowers and food. You know who you are and we thank you very much.






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Detailed resumes will be accepted until 12:00 noon on September 26, 2016. Wages dependant upon qualifications For further information, please contact: Marlene M. Bouchard, CMMA Municipality of Ste. Rose P.O. Box 30, 722 Central Avenue Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba, R0J 1S0 Telephone No.: 204-447-2229 Fax No.: 204-447-2875 E-Mail:


DAIRY FARM HELP WANTED • Do you enjoy working with animals? • Duties include: feeding, milking and caring for animals as well as operating farm equipment • Full time / Part time / Flexible hours • Willing to train suitable candidate • Wages negotiable based on experience • Farm Located near Basswood, MB

Call: Mark Donohoe at 1-204-874-2118 or 1-204-868-0133


at Hazel M. Kellington School Beautiful Plains School Division is accepting applications for a full time custodian for Hazel M. Kellington School. Duties include the cleaning and maintenance of buildings, equipment and grounds under the direction of the Principal and/or Head Custodian. Hours of work are 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. The starting wage is $18.00 per hour. The Division offers a pension plan and other benefits. Applicants should state experience and include three references. Duties to commence as arranged. Questions can be directed to the undersigned at 476-2388. Deadline for application: NOON, Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Edward Cudney July 13 1933 - September 11 2016 Ed, formerly from Neepawa, very much wished for one more visit to Neepawa, the Town and friends he loved. Ed was ill with cancer. Ed's daughter, Dale, with the help of nurses, cared for Ed in her Ontario home till kidney failure took his life.


July 6, 1925 – September 5, 2016 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Albert Herbert Drayson, on Monday, September 5th at the age of 91. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 71 years, Ina, daughter Joan Majury and husband Kim, three grandchildren Jason, Christine (Justin) and Megan Gyles (Matt), two great-grandchildren Logan Majury and Neve Gyles, two sisters Marjorie Colvine (Garnet) of Arden, MB and Joyce Roberg of Minnetonka, Minnesota. Herb was born in Neepawa, MB and grew up on the family farm. He joined the Winnipeg Rifles in 1943 and served in France, Germany and Holland. He was wounded in Belgium. At that time he was sent to England to recuperate. During an evening out in London, he met Thomasina (Ina) from Dundee, Scotland, who became his wife on August 11, 1945. They made their home in St. James in Winnipeg and in 1955 adopted their daughter Joan of whom he was always so very proud. We could always count on Herb to have a big smile and a great sense of humor. He loved his garden, particularly his roses. What gave him the most pleasure, though, were his grandchildren. He loved to treat them to chicken and chips and Dutch Maid ice cream. When 2 great-grandchildren arrived in 2008 and 2016 he was thrilled. In 2006, Herb, due to health, entered the Deer Lodge Centre where he remained up until the time of his passing. Our family would like to extend a special “Thanks” to the staff of Tower 5 for their outstanding care and friendship. We know he will be missed by all.

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Send resumes marked “HMK Custodian” to: Mark Hutton Maintenance Supervisor Beautiful Plains School Division Box 700 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Phone: (204) 476-2388 Fax: (204) 476-3606 Email: Successful candidates must complete a Criminal Records and Child Abuse Registry check. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Others are thanked for their interest.

Obituary Brian Cleaver It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Brian Cleaver on August 23, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Hospital, with his family by his side, at the age of 59. Brian was born on July 11, 1957 in Minnedosa, Manitoba to Harold and Marie Cleaver. Brian was married to Lynn Smith on August 16, 1980, in Polonia, Manitoba. After graduation Brian moved to Minnedosa and became a commercial painter and later in years Brian farmed with his Dad at Justice and painted on the side. In these years ,they had 3 boys: Kevin, Ricky and Mitchell. When Marie and Harold moved to Brandon in 1996, Brian and Lynn and the boys moved to the family farm, where they have lived ever since. In 2005, Brian decided to rent his farm and took a job with Adriaansen Farms and worked there until his passing. Brian was predeceased by his parents Harold and Marie. He was greatly loved and will always be missed by his family and friends. Brian leaves to mourn his passing and cherish many wonderful memories: his wife Lynn, his son, Kevin (Amanda) and their children Mya-Lynn and Liam, his son Ricky and his son Mitchell; his sister Louise (Tom) and his niece Paula (Clayton) and their children Ava and Emmet, as well as numerous family members and friends. Funeral services were held on Friday August 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Central United Church in Brandon. Interment followed in Moore Park Cemetery

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At Beautiful Plains Credit Union our dedicated employees work together towards a common goal of providing an outstanding financial experience for our members. We currently have an opportunity for a highly motivated Account Manager in our Neepawa Branch. This position supports our lending department by providing lending services in a courteous and professional manner. This role recognizes member needs, promotes and cross-sells all credit union products and services. The Account Manager interviews members, analyzes applications for consumer loans, mortgages, lines of credit, insurance and responds to members’ inquires on lending services. As the ideal candidate, you have a minimum of one (1) year post-secondary training plus a minimum of one year of job related experience, or an equivalent experience in lending. Previous experience working within in the DNA banking system software would be considered an asset. You bring a professional attitude, organization and a strong work ethic to this team environment. Have strong negotiating, decision making and problem solving skills to assess needs and develop proposals. A comprehensive benefits package is offered with this position, in addition to a competitive salary. Those interested in applying are asked to submit a resume and cover letter, in confidence, by September 26, 2016. Cindy Hockin, Loans Manager Beautiful Plains Credit Union Box 99, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Auction Sales

McSherry Auction Service Ltd. BUILDING SUPPLY, EQUIPMENT & CONSIGNMENT SALE Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Location: 12 Patterson Dr. Stonewall , MB CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME! New Lumber, Bldgs, Windows, Household & Bathroom Finishings* 30’ x 65’ Bldg * 30’ x 40’ Bldg * 20’ x 40’ Party Tent * 16’ x 22’ Marquee Tent * Tractors & 3PH Equip *Kubota L2850 33HP MFWA 3 PTH FEL 1330 Hrs * 3PH 60” Rotary Mower * 3PH Bail Forks * 3PH Chipper * 3 PH Snow Blower * 3PH Rotovator * Fork Lift Extensions * Livestock Equip * 11 GMC Canyon 2WD 45,000 KM * 91 Int’l Cube Van * 01 Norberts Mfg 5th Wheel 24’ Stock Trailer w Tack /Living Quarters Exc Cond * BH 10’ Utility Trailer * Quad Trailer * Poly Calf Shelter * 50 Corral Panels * Bunk Feeders * Saddles * Horse Tack * Dog Kennels * Dog Training Equip * Polaris 500 cc 4 x 4 Quad w Winch 1472 Miles * 86” Blade for Quad * Husqvarna YTH 180 Hyd 18HP 46” R Mower * 18’ Redbird Fibreglass Cedar Strip Canoe * 16’ Cedar Chestnut Fibreglass Strip Canoe * 10’ HD Metal Work Bench * Push Gas Mower * Snowmobile Sleigh * Hand Yard Tools * Growing List On Web *

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Terry Fox Run nets $7885 in total support Continued from page one On the canteen building beside the track, pictures from previous Terry Fox runs were put up. Going all the way back to the first Neepawa run in 1997 and continuing up until last year, the pictures show the strength of the legacy Terry Fox left behind and its continuation today. The continuation of Terry’s legacy is also carried on by the next generation, with Hazel M. Kellington raising $1,385 during their run on Sept. 16. Combined with the money raised from the community event, Neepawa has raised $7,885 this year to support cancer research. Students from K to 3 ran a short course around a couple blocks downtown, while students in Grade 4 to 5 ran a course that took them to Riverbend Park and back. Accompanying the young runners were members of the Neepawa Natives hockey team, who volunteered at the event. Along with running with the students, members of the Natives also helped out with the barbecue that followed. Regardless of where you look, it’s clear that the Terry Fox Run will continue to provide support to cancer research for as long as it’s needed.

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Big Wheel Quilt Shop opens Right: Mary Penner, with help from her mother, family and friends, realized one of her dreams Sept. 14 with the opening of her shop, the Big Wheel Quilt Shop. The business is located on their farm, southwest of Gladstone. PHOTOS BY CHRISTINE WADDELL

It was wall-to-wall fabric and quilters at the grand opening of Big Wheel Quilt Shop, south-west of Gladstone. Store owner Mary Penner’s love of sewing morphed into selling fabric from her garage. Inventory and demand soon outgrew the original space and the new two story shop has everything for the home sewer. Quilters and fabric lovers traveled from Winnipeg, St. Claude, Portage la Prairie, Holland, Ste. Rose, Neepawa and beyond to attend the Sept. 14 opening. In addition to quilting supplies, there is also cookware, cutlery and farm toys available at the Big Wheel Quilt Shop. The most direct route from Neepawa is south off Hwy 16 on Bear Creek Road (the co-op fertilizer yard). Don’t let the gravel road deter you.


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comes of age

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Honda Civic


Over the years, Honda Civic has remained the nation’s favourite compact car, due to its combination of quality, reliability, value, low running costs and a more involving drive than most. However, in order to maintain its place at the top of the compact class, Honda released an all-new 10th generation 2016 Civic at the end of 2015 with the intention of addressing the model’s shortcomings compared to its competitors. See the review starting on page B4

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Food for thought

by Chad Carpenter

Decisions are hard This past week, PC cabinet minister Ron Schuler issued the following statement on Facebook. “Today the board of directors of Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation announced that they will cancel the decision to relocate their headquarters to down town Winnipeg. The board felt that the 75 million dollar project was not in the best interest of Manitoba taxpayers and as Minister responsible for Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries I fully support the boards decision.” Many taxpayers heaved a sigh of relief as this is one of the first major money saving moves the PC government has made and it’s one of the largest so far. They also cancelled the East Side Road Authority which made sense as it essentially was set up by the NDP to be a second department of highways. Cancelling the building of a new headquarters for MLLC was a very smart move. Gambling is not a growing industry in Manitoba. Manitoba is saturated with casinos and the ones we have are struggling to maintain, let alone grow. Maybe people have come to the conclusion that it is more fun to actually do stuff than sit at a casino. Successful casinos in other parts of the world actually have other stuff to do than just gamble. In Manitoba, the rural casinos are located at The Pas, at South Beach and out in the country south of Carberry at Sandhills. Quite frankly, there are few other attractions except the gaming at South Beach and at Sandhills. The view from the hotel at South Beach is of a swampy slough. There is no hotel at Sandhills. Everybody at MLLC has a desk and a warm, dry place to work. A new office building made no sense and would have provided

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Ken Waddell little advantage to the operation. The NDP opposition said it was a short-sighted move to cancel the project. They dreamed up the idea but never figured out if it made long term economic sense. It didn’t and the new board canned the idea. Part of the NDP rationale was to help rejuvenate downtown Winnipeg, albeit on the backs of all Manitoba taxpayers. Downtown Winnipeg, downtown Brandon and in fact, downtown anywhere in Manitoba, needs rejuvenation. However it is hard to rejuvenate downtown when past decisions have so badly hampered downtown development. When councils and developers teamed up to put restaurants and shopping malls around the edge of cities and towns, the fate of downtown was doomed. Classic case in point is the Shoppers Mall and the Corral Centre in Brandon. It’s doubtful if downtown Brandon will ever develop in the face of those two establishments and the development of 18th Street. From the Shoppers Mall to the Corral Centre and all along 18th Street is Brandon’s “new” downtown. But seeing as it has been going that direction for 50 years, it’s hard to call it new. Were it not for “forced” development by government expenditure, Winnipeg’s downtown would be a much different place. Without all the government spending on the Manitoba Hydro building, The Forks, the

Canadian Museum of Human Rights and the MTS Centre, downtown Winnipeg would be a much more dismal place. Even still, there is a huge amount of vacant and decaying space in central Winnipeg. The MLCC cancellation decision was a very good decision. It leaves more money in taxpayers pockets to spend and invest where they might want to do so. It sends a clear message to government agencies, “Make do with what you have”, which is a good solid message that all the rest of us have to live by. As for downtown re-development, if in fact it is deemed to be a good thing, then politicians, especially city, town and municipal politicians, have to look to the future and decide what they really want to have. Do they want a crumbling, rotten centre, hampered by archaic zoning rules? Do they want new development on the edges of their town or city? Do they want to tear down the central core and make parks and green space? More residential development? Decisions are hard I guess, as evidenced by the fact that so few decisions are being made. If a person really wants to feel discouraged and futile, just try and get a building permit through a council for redeveloping an old building. It’s a nightmare in all urban centres, so it should be no surprise that people go elsewhere with their dreams, ideas and investment.

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Sometimes, I find myself at a bit of a cross roads in the grocery store aisles. I’m sure I’m not the only one – in rural Manitoba, we are in a unique position of being both suppliers and consumers. When it comes to buying one of our main necessities, food, we have a lot of options. We have choices within our home communities, we have choices MY in neighbour- PERSPECTIVE ing communities and we have choices in larger regional ate centres. Overall, in Canada, ackman tkinson there are lots of choices, especially as non-traditional grocers, like Mal-Mart, continue to enter the market. Consumer choice means that stores are fighting to differentiate themselves and increasingly, price is where they are choosing to compete. Food is a necessity and low food prices are extremely important to all Canadians. The problem is that these low prices must come from somewhere and in almost all cases, they are being pushed further down the chain, towards the producer. Last year, Wal-Mart’s extra aggressive cost cutting put it in the news. The retail giant has always been known for driving a hard bargain with suppliers, but last year, when faced with weak earnings, the retailer began asking for additional cuts. Reuters reported that unlike previous years, where negotiations took place between suppliers and the retailer, last year, the retailer took a more aggressive stand. The concessions demanded including asking suppliers to take money earmarked for joint advertising and displays and to instead use this money to lower the prices charged to the retailer. The problem is that Wal-Mart represents such a big share of the retail landscape, companies are hesitant to push back and find themselves no longer on those shelves. Wal-Mart isn’t the only one driving a hard bargain. This summer, Loblaw Cos. Ltd. was reported to have sent a letter to its suppliers asking for a price decrease of 1.45 per cent for shipments beginning in September. In response United Grocers, the buying group that represents many of Loblaw’s competitors, also sent a letter insisting that they be given the same price cut as their competitor. The problem isn’t just a lot of competition, it’s compounded by increased concentration, which is creating larger, more powerful buying groups. We have to think about what that means not just to us as consumers, but also as suppliers. Statistics Canada tracks food prices as part of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). From July 2015 to July 2016, the price of food purchased from stores increased by 1.1 per cent. However, not every type of food increased in price. Some of the decreases were seen in fresh or frozen meat excluding poultry (1.7 per cent), non-fish seafood (1.7 per cent), dairy and eggs (0.9 per cent), bakery products (0.1 per cent), cereal grains and cereal products (0.9 per cent) and preserved fruit and fruit preparations (0.2 per cent). Interestingly, most of these products are closest to their raw, from the farm, form. On the flip side, StatsCan’s Farm Product Price Index (FPPI) measures the changes in prices that farmers receive for the agricultural commodities they produce and sell. The most recent release finds that the FPPI fell by 0.3 per cent in June 2016, compared to June 2015. Most of the decline was driven by falling cattle prices, which were down 7.8 per cent. This release marked the fifth consecutive month where the index has shown a year over year decline. As shoppers, we all want low prices and for many families, low prices are an undeniable necessity in order to put food on their tables. But at some point, we have to consider where the relentless drive for lower prices will take us, and if it’s somewhere we want to go.




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SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

Moving from listening to hearing


n last week’s column, I suggested that one of the ways to resolve lasting disputes is for those in authority to sit down with those who have grievances and listen to their stories. There are many who will argue that this has been happening for years and nothing positive has come of it. Unfortunately, they are quite right; and for reasons that are easy to explain. The church I served in Edmonton celebrated its 100th anniversary while I was there. One of the things we did during that year was to hold a series of listening sessions in which we invited the congregation to gather in small groups and share their ideas of the direction the church should take as it began its second century. Our facilitator was a church member who had lead similar sessions for corporations and charitable societies across Canada. In addition to her expertise in the field, she was very familiar with the unique personalities to be found in the church. So

FAITHFULLY YOURS Neil Strohschein our first session included roughly 30 minutes of instruction on how to move from listening to hearing. “One of the first things we all have to do,” she said, “is leave our personal biases, prejudices and preferences outside this room. We have to listen to what others will say with an open mind. Our goal is not to get others to see things our way. Our goal is to hear and understand what others are saying and to accurately interpret their opinions before offering our own.” The concept described above is not new. Two thousand years ago, St. James in his letter to the church wrote these words: “get rid of all filth and evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.” (James 1:21)

Those words highlight a problem that has plagued society since creation. We are not, by nature, open-minded people. Our natural tendency is to allow everything we see and hear to be filtered by the economic, social, political and religious views which we picked up in our early years, acquired on our journey through public and secondary education or developed in the years since thanks to what we have seen, heard or read. The more deeply entrenched our views are, the harder it is for us to be open to ideas presented by those whose views differ from our own. Case in point—the whole debate over Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada. The debate has never been over whether or not the issue is a

social or criminal problem. On that there is general agreement—every case of kidnapping, murder and violence is a criminal act. The question which needs to be answered is: “Why are so many of these crimes against aboriginal women never solved; and why don’t people seem to be all that concerned about it? Is there a problem in society that is creating, facilitating and maybe even perpetuating this injustice?” I will be the first to admit that my understanding of this issue is far from what it should be. I am glad to see that we finally have appointed a panel that will conduct an inquiry into this issue. My hope and prayer is that all concerned will display an open mind and a determination to get to the truth, whatever it may be. And I also hope that all Canadians will display the same open mind when they read the report and the recommendations that the commissioners will present. Our First Nations people and indeed all of us deserve nothing less.

Not just a day off, but a day away


t has been a busy summer. The move, the water adventures, the settling in. All wonderful experiences, but busy. I decided that I wanted a day off. I know, I’m retired, every day is a day off. But I wanted a day away. Not serious thinking, nothing strenuous, just relaxing. Having heard much about the Winnipeg Zoo, not having seen the new polar bear exhibit and wanting to see the new heavy horse barns, I invited a friend who needed a day away as much as I did, and we headed out to the big city. We chose the Labour Day Monday, and so did thousands of others. We chose to be there before lunch, and so did thousands others! What was delightful was that we moved at our own pace. Riding the complimentary tram was an easy way to get from one end to the other. I do

HOMEBODIES Rita Friesen not like the aspect of the zoo where large animals are confined in restricted areas, and I did not have to go there. The polar bears were active and lived up to their billing. Off to the side is an Inuit exhibit and a quiet, darkened room where we watched a nine minute clip of life in the north. The scenery was impressive. I have not heard many folks speak of these two features, but if you go see the bears, take a moment and catch the other features. I wanted to see the new heavy horse barn. ‘The McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre is named in recognition of former Great-West Lifeco

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quinox. I had never heard of it until I moved to the prairies. It happens twice a year, in March and September. Farmers talk about it and some even say that it always rains on equinox. This Thursday is called equinox, or as some calendars say, “first day of fall.” On that day, the 22nd of September, we will have just as much daylight as we will have moonlight. We

CEO and Chairman Ray McFeetors, whose personal donation of $2 million was the catalyst for the project. Great-West Life has pledged an additional $250,000 to name the Great-West Life Paddock within the McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre.’ The barn is gorgeous, if I had one like that I would want horses! On site are four percheron horses, gentle giants, strong and tireless. I appreciate the sentiment expressed – “’Heavy horses were once as common and vital to farming as tractors are today,’ McFeetors said in a news release issued by the zoo .’ As one who grew up in that era, it’s my

privilege to support this exhibit celebrating Manitoba’s agricultural past and to help today’s families experience rural life how it once was.’ Many of us have grand memories of the work of heavy horses, and their role in developing the farming community on the prairies.” I can’t leave the zoo without stopping at the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden. Again, I appreciate the contribution of a Manitoba pioneer family to provide such an awesome display. The exotic butterflies were so impressive, and it is easy to simply sit amid the flowers and watch the gentle movement of colours. I want a butterfly chair. Really, we didn’t go far, and didn’t spend a whack of money. We were home again before supper. Refreshed and renewed for the week ahead.

know that fall is here. Many trees are loosing their leaves, the farmers are very busy to get their crops in the bins before the snow falls or the frost comes. I heard many flocks of geese fly over, honking their way south. Most gardens have produced plenty to supply for the winter months. God did a perfect job when He said “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years” Genesis 1:14. Let us enjoy the beautiful fall weather and thank God for creating the seasons.



Be afraid, be very afraid I hope we Canadians are resisting feelings of superiority while watching the horror show unfold before our eyes that is the U.S. election. If we haven’t done it ourselves, I’m sure we’ve seen others wag their fingers or click their tongues at that pitiful excuse for a “Commander-in-Chief,” Donald Trump. And rightly so. But make no mistake, he has his supporters right here in Canada, too. I just read a letterto-the-editor from a fellow Manitoban, for example, which loudly proclaims “I think we desperately need a Donald Trump here in Canada!”  Odd, isn’t it? Those words are eerily similar to these. “I think Donald Trump would be best for the job.” Who said that? That was the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan in the U.S. Beating the drum, as Trump does, for a wall on the US-Mexico border and a ban on Muslims, he wears his racism on his sleeve like a badge of honour. How this hateful, lying demagogue can attract supporters here in my country, or anywhere for that matter, leaves me truly gobsmacked. Trump is a man who is immune to evidence, facts or truth. Up until today, at least, he has clung to the lie he helped manufacture, that President Obama is a Muslim who was not even born in the States. After sowing those toxic seeds (fuelled, no doubt by the fact that Obama is black) and unleashing the kind of harm only such conspiracy theories can do, he’s had a death-bed repentance. Yes, Obama was US-born, Donald proclaims! I guess, just because Trump has now said it, Obama is finally qualified to carry on in his post! But Trump followed up immediately by launching another bald-faced lie: that Hillary Clinton had started the whole, ugly “birther” controversy. This man does not know when to quit. He is pathological. And Canada, of course, once “belonged to the U.S.” and ought to be returned! Trump actually said that? He sure did! He has also labelled the now well-founded science of man-made climate change as a hoax, having been “created by & for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” He actually promises to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency, the last bastion shielding the American people, their health and their environment, from unbridled destruction by soulless corporations bent on mining and polluting the Earth (and its oceans) to death. While Trump may have dreamed up his own personal, perverted brand of climate denial, he has plenty of company right here in my country, too. Trust me, that denial, in one form or another, runs deep. It’s even ingrained to some degree in our educational, journalistic and faith communities.   Not many may come out publicly, as that letterwriter did, to proclaim their support for this “wart on the rump of history.” But I fear they still privately share way too many of his dangerous, misguided beliefs.  Please don’t let another Donald Trump slither into a position of power in Canada. If we do, we should all be afraid. Very afraid. Larry Powell Neepawa, Manitoba

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In 2016, Honda Civic comes of age By Ben Castle The Neepawa Banner This time last year, I tested the “old” 2015 Honda Civic and concluded that it remains the nation’s favourite compact car due to its combination of quality, reliability, value, low running costs and a more involving drive than most. However, despite having only been around for four model years, newer rivals have usurped it in terms of style, power, efficiency, driving experience, refinement and space. In order to maintain its place at the top of the compact class, Honda released an all-new 10th generation 2016 Civic at the end of 2015 with the intention of addressing these shortcomings. With over 38,000 units sold so far in 2016, it looks like Honda are going to have a bestseller for an 18th year in succession. So, have Honda done enough to ensure the continued dominance of their biggest success story? Five trim levels The Civic sedan is available in five trim levels: DX, LX, EX, EX-T and Touring. DX, LX and EX come with a new 2 litre i-VTEC four-cylinder engine with 158 horsepower and 138

$2,900 more, LX trim adds an upgraded 180W stereo with eight speakers, audio controls on the steering wheel and 7” touchscreen, split rear seat, automatic climate control, heated front seats, automatic headlights, cruise control, body-coloured door mirrors and the option of the CVT transmission ($1,300). An extra $2,400 for EX trim adds standard CVT, 16” aluminum wheels, dual-zone climate control, Honda LaneWatch blind spot display, power moonroof, proximity entry, push button start and remote engine starter. A $2,300 option on LX and EX models (CVT models only) is Honda sensing technologies.  This encompasses forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist system.  For a $2,400 premium over EX trim, EX-T gets the more powerful turbocharged engine plus trunk spoiler, 17” aluminum wheels, fog lights, leather-wrapped steering wheel and Honda sensing technologies as standard.  Finally, for $2,000 over the EX-T, Touring trim gains a 450W stereo

Civic sedan is available in five trim levels: DX, LX, EX, EX-T and Touring. Civic is also available as a two door coupe in LX, EX-T and Touring trims pound foot of torque paired with a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic transmission (EX is auto only).  EX-T and Touring models get a smaller, but more powerful, 1.5 litre direct injection four-cylinder engine with turbocharging, putting out 174 horsepower and 162 pound feet of torque.  This engine is only available with the CVT transmission.  They are rated at 5.8 litres per 100 kilometres and 5.5 litres per 100 kilometres highway respectively. The Civic DX starts at $16,155 and comes with 16 inch wheels, bodycoloured door handles, power locks, windows and heated mirrors, rearview camera, folding rear seat, Bluetooth, projector-beam headlights, tilt and telescope steering wheel and ECON mode with ECO assist. The Civic DX is manual transmission only. For

with 10 speakers, HD and XM radio and navigation, leather seats with heaters in the rear, LED headlights, power front seats, wireless cellphone charging, autodimming rear view mirror and chrome door handles. Civic is also available as a two door coupe in LX, EX-T and Touring trims.  Expect to pay around $400 more than the equivalent sedan, but you do get standard aluminum wheels on LX Coupe and steering-wheel mounted paddleshifters on turbo models.  In 2017, a hatchback bodystyle will also be added to the Civic range. Bold look My tester supplied by Forman Honda in Brandon was the $27,155 Civic Sedan Touring with the CVT transmission and more powerful turbocharged motor. Honda has gone for a bold new look,

which means that it looks very unique compared to the competition. I was unsure about this departure at first but having lived with it for 24 hours, I now think it looks crisp, modern and the sleek, fastback profile should stand the test of time well. Perhaps the styling is a little coloursensitive but in the bright Aegean blue of our tester and in sporty Touring trim,

With over 38,000 units sold so far in 2016, it looks like Honda are going to have a bestseller for an 18th year in succession.

I think that it looks great. The C-shaped taillights are a particularly nice feature and the whole car looks a lot more grown up than before. This upmarket feel continues inside with comfort-

able, supportive seats, a more attractive dashboard design and nicer quality materials. Honda has ditched the controversial two-tier dash and the still digital speedometer is now integrated in the centre

of the analogue TFT tachometer display. Also new is an electronic parking brake, which means much more storage in the centre console. Continued on page B5

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Civic now has class-leading levels of interior space This upmarket feel continues inside with comfortable, supportive seats, a more attractive dashboard design and nicer quality materials. Honda has ditched the controversial two-tier dash and the still digital speedometer is now integrated in the centre of the analogue TFT tachometer display. PHOTO BY BEN CASTLE

Continued from page B4 Technology fans will love the capacitive touch controls for volume and ventilation on the steering wheel and touchscreen, as well as Honda’s unique LaneWatch blind spot display (standard on EX and above), which gives you a wide-angle camera image down the passenger’s side of the car. It’s an excellent and potentially life-saving feature. I am also happy to say that Honda has integrated the camera much better into the exterior mirror design than on the previous Civic. My only gripe is that the steering wheel is now a little button “heavy” and as a result, the functions are not quite as easy and intuitive to use as on my 2013 Civic. Thanks in part to a longer wheelbase, Civic now has class-leading levels of interior space for rear passengers and at 428 litres, the trunk is both deeper and over 20 per cent larger than the old car. The middle rear seat passenger will not suffer much intrusion from the centre console but the flat floor of the previous Civic has now gained a small transmission tunnel. I expect that this has been done to lower road noise and stiffen the structure of the

car. Impressively, despite being larger, the new Civic is now on average spec-for-spec 2.5 per cent lighter than before. How is it to drive? So how is it to drive? I was fortunate to be accompanied by Darren Frederick of Rivers and his 2 litre Civic LX sedan, also equipped with CVT transmission (the dark-coloured car in the picture on page B06), so I was lucky to be able to try both engines. Even the lesser two litre engine has around 10 per cent more power than the old 1.8 litre and still feels strong. Both engines have a very smooth, linear power delivery with the CVT transmission, which masks the turbocharged nature of the turbo engine very well and only when you require more power for overtaking will you really notice the extra torque available. In the turbo, the transmission felt a little sluggish around town initially, but once acclimatized, it’s very responsive and makes the “Sport” mode a little redundant. Unusually, this transmission has no manual override. Continued on page B6

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All Civic trim levels have something to offer Continued from page B5 If you enjoy shifting gears, you’ll either need to go for the DX or LX with the six-speed manual transmission or the Coupe with the turbo engine, which does come with paddleshifters for the CVT transmission. It’s a little clichéd but the cabin feels very cockpit-like and you sit hunkered down in the driver’s seat, rather than on it, which gives you a greater feeling of security and the whole car feels a lot more substantial than the previous Civic. The steering has a bit more weight, which gives you more feel of what is happening at the front wheels and encourages you to exploit the excellent chassis, while the view over the sculpted hood allows you to place the car on the road very easily. The suspension copes with bumps very well and is just on the sporty side of comfortable. I noticed a bit more road noise in the turbo, probably due to the larger 17 inch wheels, so if you value refinement over performance and looks, then you may prefer the


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Pulling off the tarp to unveil Meloney and children Eastonthe new sign were HRCC PHOTOS Buydens, Hayden staff Pamela Lewis, Sheena BY KATE JACKMAN-ATKINSON DIANE RUZYCKI By Kinley, Lukas Kate Jackman PHOTOS BY Kopytko and Kopp, Onyx -Atkinson Jennifer Halashewski which The Neepawa BaNNer the event, and Alex Ferguso pony has hosted HRCC has n. (top right), been operatin time the family out of their interview their. is the first pumpkin patch d that Parents and in a recent current location g allow the farm. This left), a free told the Pressexplaine leagues 25 years, centre to children have Eden-area for school course (topbeing Evans smiles last and Kathleen about livestock but as enrolme were all used to offer afterion on ion day at their Friday as programs timeto everyone informat increased people who theopen bowling such an obstacle nt has “From included an open farm the should there was to enjoy sport for alsoininformat activities, give the event was left used upThe a part in Rock Children Centre Happy changed and standards have be a demand. The event there Guillas hostedincluded lots of fun alley’s future or to ent. crops, VCC to people who their plans , board bowling unveiled is a hole at thepeople re in Canada. nal compon and Kathleen bowling RM of Westbo thereavailable of different the chair Sandi Neepawa to closure. agricultu the eventto continue Kinley explaine Danny build its nights, educatio the these variety 13, be about as a While of a new since of Friday Sept. a strong forward to a to learn up in the airsamples urne reeve David Single visitors. buyer d that they that has which will likely ty for all bowl, but don’t in Gladstone. Currentl daycare outgrow On Sunday, a chance has been to seeingof the void theit right also included going 200 and 300 sits on the have Building to n their ing out pumpkins, of the communi y operatright), to give them awarelots of free in Neepawa . In addition is have HRCC Their current current location by the closing who want to continue I had to make the Seven the the basemen committee, tradition attracted between Evansstill maze (bottom ers and they wanted . made n. ent and the economy t of the they since space has which is and a bale Regions Health has been bowlers for local bowlers that up for generatio golf Ruttig up option of left parishion said of Evans new alley a of the number rides, limitatio environm been Chase parents the stories year . Kathleen alhave By Filipino put Centre, the group to the the pastpractices ns, it lacks hearing as well representatives a lot ofEditor has Neepawa go- decision to close and concerns that have their has been working importance For light, has ge for the bowling last of the alley, church a Press from municipas regulars in on and its towards no kitchen natural governm health Neepaw and zero-tilla long-term for a buyer sale since their leagues al in which ent due to my facilities plan of who once were s, fertilizers t.� and crop producti been looking has been up for herbicide clubs. Single and local service the build- ing to Minnedosa to resume bowl. The sale of Larry into retiremenwas a big part ofnew facility that will building a has an to prepare snacks Evans has which use as ends me ley the simply explaine placed to and looked insufficient better meet about their needs. g that but as summer the former this week. part of bowlFor as along to continue napping area. that he feels at a number d that they looking for later “It’s time “It is somethin been a major his father’s spring, still sitting empty and is trying to or just Neepaw in mentioning to upgrade of sites over and now I am the past two tra- Having recently is alive he has ,� she former owner want a bowling alleynew the community Currently, . Taking over years, continue the sellEv- ing of the lanes purchased property still the centre said. new site because but chose the or a way to ing in Neepawafor over 50 years the and owner/operator the search for the right for the new to the public a market for potential to someone bowling in town through Oct. 10, children centre, on censed for eight infants, is liKinley explains of its location. local lanes proactive in the return of bowling bowling alley, schoolers town giving into if someone wants 20 predition of and staff the right interested operate the in the commu- be the centre that construc and four tion of to take on from of the lane to tap ans family building to helped to a home unveil a sign children. In additionschool-age three the new centre is ty. The closing groups that owners and reopen the facility. closed I ing the that his group outlining 2 two to gave the sport to page the legacy has building years away, the communi various purchase to better group.� Continued plans as well meeting provinci continuing as fundrais depending bowling lane a young boy leaving a void for the recreational bowlhow quickly people on nity. Larry al guidelin “Since the ing on the when he was they can fundrais from on es, The ty,� also planted goals. A tree was a new facility will told by countless in leagues family began when he had to make the used the alley, project is allow them e. to slightly in what will to have been it is missed in the communi who played of expected playgrou increase be the between $500,00 up until 2014 to close operations due ers to bowlers with a tough decision to cost nd. enrolment. how much The new 0 and $600,00 location, and Kinley tough decisionthe building up for sale teams all facedalleys outside of Neepawa beside the element ary 0 said that to local savings and school, between alley and put will also to travel past fundrais they have to health reasons. to sell the alley ers, trying about is $100,000 HRCC director Now Evans so far. Jennifer Meloney a tree. The helped Onyx tree was planted Halashe in what will be the playgrou wski put dirt around nd of the new centre.

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