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‘It’s just wonderful to see this type of response’ By Eoin Devereux The Neepawa Banner Considering all the commotion going on during Farmery Estate Brewery’s grand opening, it could have been very easy for co-owners Chris and Lawrence Warwaruk to miss out on the moment. Fortunately for the brothers, they were able to stop, stare out upon the large crowd of well-wishers and reflect upon just what they’d accomplished. “The past six months has been a real whirlwind of activity here at the brewery. There was a lot of work needed to get to this day,” noted Lawrence Warwaruk. “Even before that, we’d been working for four years on the product and distribution. So much effort behind the scenes to get Farmery to where it is right now. After all that time and investment, not just financial but emotional investment as well, it’s just wonderful to see this type of response.” The response Warwaruk was referring to was the hundreds upon hundreds of people who flocked to the open house at the building on Highway 5 north in Neepawa. Continued on page 10


Hundreds of people came to check out the open house at the Farmery last Sunday. In 2011, brothers Chris and Lawrence Warwaruk set out to establish Canada’s first estate brewery. The open house included not just a chance to see the newly renovated space, but a chance to sample some of their products.

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Manitoba childcare shortages are very real and in your town By Tony Eu The Neepawa Banner In Manitoba, we have a problem with child care services. That problem being that there simply aren’t enough of them. As of July 31, 2016, the wait list for childcare in Manitoba contained 14,872 names. That means there are nearly 15,000 children waiting to get into a daycare, 15,000 children who need a place where they will be looked after and cared for while their parents, or parent, go to work. Neepawa and the surrounding area aren’t exempt from this backlog of childcare spaces. In Neepawa, the largest daycare, Budz N’ Bloom Daycare Centre, can look after 52 children. In 2015, they had 131 names on their waiting list and that number is only

growing. Home daycares in the area are facing a backlog that’s just as bad. Steven Strelzick runs one such home daycare and he’s looking at a waiting list of 34 children. His daycare only has room for eight. In order to combat this issue of space, the individuals in charge of our daycares are looking for ways to expand. Budz N’ Bloom, currently the only non-home based daycare in Neepawa, is focusing on getting a before and after school program up and running. “[A before and after school program] is our primary [goal],” said Marla Steen, the treasurer for Budz N’ Bloom. She elaborated on why they chose to focus on a program like this, rather than expand their actual daycare, saying, “If we can find a space, we can open in a

shorter time frame. We can get it up and running, whereas actually making a new daycare somewhere, there’d be a lot of planning and permits and that kind of stuff. But if we can get a before and after going, sooner than later, then we can relocate it to a permanent place once we’re able to secure one.” “It would provide care before and after school, [during] in-services, Christmas break. [School age children] still need care, just not as long a day as a preschooler would,” Steen said about the program. Another benefit of an after school program, outside of the actual daycare, is that it will open up spaces at the centre for more preschool aged children. These age groups need care all day, rather than just the hours before and after school. “Being able to expand

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[the daycare centre] and offer more spots would definitely be a goal for our future, but we don’t have a definite plane in the works,” Steen added. While there are no definite plans for a new centre, Budz N’ Bloom, Beautiful Plains School Division (BPSD) and the province of Manitoba are working towards that goal, according to Shannon Bayes, the secretary/treasurer for BPSD. As for the before and after school program, Budz N’ Bloom is working to open programs in both Eden and Neepawa. In Eden, the program will be operated out of J.M. Young School, which is the elementary school there. The program will be operated under the umbrella of Budz N’ Bloom, with the daycare providing the staff and running the program under their permits. While they have the space, a start date for the program has yet to be determined. “The program cannot be implemented until the occupancy permit is obtained,” said Danielle Carefoot, the parent contact for the program. Carefoot acts as a liaison between the program board members/ parents and the director of Budz N’ Bloom. The Eden program is still waiting on a fire inspection before they can obtain the occupancy permit. When asked about the demand for a program like this in Eden, Carefoot responded, “There has been significant interest in this program and parents continue to contact me to have names added to the list of children needing before and after school

child care.” In Neepawa, Budz N’ Bloom is still looking for a place to run the program. The daycare centre made a request to BPSD for school space in Neepawa, however, due to the number of extracurricular activities, school and community run, the school board denied their request. “It’s difficult to find space in the school,” Bayes remarked. “We’d really like to be able to partner with an organization in town and offer the space sooner than later, that’s our goal,” Steen noted. “We’ve had children in our centre that we had to turn away once they reach school age, because we don’t have the space. [It’s] unfortunate, when they come from an infant up and we can’t provide the care anymore,” she remarked. “We’d like to be able to do that now. For them,” she stressed. While Budz N’ Bloom continues to work on getting their before and after school program up and running, Steven Strelzick has got his own plans to help lessen the daycare supply and demand gap, by building a new daycare centre. “In the last year and a half we’ve gone through all the necessary regulations to get approval to get to this point,” Strelzick said. “We’re using the old Access to Books site, [corner of Brydon St. and Mountain Ave.] and we’re going to renovate the exist-

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Kerreen’s Clothing gets set for autumn with fall fashion show By Miranda Leybourne The Neepawa Banner The leaves and the temperatures are falling, and new fall fashions are here. It’s a wonderful time of year for fashionistas, and Maureen Turner, owner of Kerreen’s Clothing, located at 412 Mountain Ave., is excited about the store’s upcoming Erma and Louise Fall Fashion show. The event, which takes place at the store on Thurs., Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., is named in honour of Erma

Stuart, who recently passed away after a brave fight with cancer, and Louise Kostenchuk, who is currently battling the disease. “Erma was near and dear to all of our hearts,” Maureen says. “And Louise loves to model. She just loves to get dressed up and get her face and hair done to the nines. She’s a crowd favourite – everybody just waits for her to come out.” The silver collection at the event will go to Central Plains Cancer Care, but Maureen isn’t just excited

about raising money for a good cause. She’s also looking forward to showing her clientele some new looks and products, including the Nygard Slim Pant. “There’s a lot of technology in this pant,” she explains. “It’s a straight leg, which is very in this year.” Choosing pieces like the Slim Pant, that not only look good on the runway but also make her customers feel great, is number one for Maureen. Her inventory features clothing in petite, plus and every size in

between. “We see all shapes and sizes [of women],” she says. “Women want to look nice. They want to buy something that’s going to be flattering for them...and the thing we say most often is that [your size] is just a number. It’s just a letter. It’s the fit that counts – nobody sees your label.” Those looking to take in the show can call Kerreen’s Clothing at 204-476-3643 to reserve a chair.

Step Together for fun and adventure By Miranda Leybourne The Neepawa Banner The Step Together program for children and their caregivers is starting up again next month in Neepawa. The program, formerly known as Step 2 and originally run by the Prairie Mountain Health Authority, has been taken on by the Beautiful Plains School Division. Val LeBoutillier facilitates Step Together, and is very excited for this year’s session. “It’s a lot of fun,” she says. “It’s a good way to get to meet people who have kids the same age as your own... and you get to be a kid again!” Parents or caregivers and children who attend Step


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Together can expect to take part in many different activities, including singing songs, learning nursery rhymes, playing games and making crafts. They also get to eat a healthy and tasty snack, and it’s completely free. All of these things put together, LeBoutillier says, are a positive thing for local families. “We have a good response,” she affirms. “It’s just drop-in, so I think that’s what parents like.” But it’s not just the kids who get to have all the fun – LeBoutillier notes there are also interesting topics of conversation for the caregivers, recipe swaps and more. Parents are also encouraged to take an active role in what their children are doing, helping them to play, learn and have fun. The program runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month, starting Oct. 5 and running until May. It operates out of the Neepawa United Church hall basement on 475 Mountain Ave.

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atching the U.S. presi- reviews and cuts, they won the Corporately owned machinery dential debate on Mon- largest majority in 100 years dealers, manufactures and proday night was hardly based on those very promises. It cessors, franchise restaurants riveting as neither candidate, is exactly what people voted for and banking institutions are all neither Hillary Clinton nor Don- overwhelmingly. The PC govern- good employers but often they ald Trump, are brilliant speakers. ment has a strong mandate to aren’t able or simply don’t send That said, the American voters do have a clearer choice after RIGHT IN this week’s debate. Trump came THE CENTRE across more clearly than Clinton. More importantly, Clinton kept coming out with promises to improve this or upgrade that. Isn’t it ironic that she was part of the current administration for four years, her husband was president for 8 years and the Democrats have held the White House for the last eight years. make cuts, changes and imple- managers or employees to work Now all of a sudden, she is the ment efficient new ways of doing with the chamber of commerce. They will send product, they may leader for change. The simple everything in Manitoba. At very local levels, I have send money but not so much question that must be asked is where has Clinton been all these been observing that many small people. In the “old days” when you years? It’s always difficult for a town and small city chambers person in government or so close of commerce are struggling and sat around a chamber of comto government to come around some have shut down. It used to merce board table you had a the corner and claim to be a be that the local chamber was a much larger percentage of busigreat agent for change. Clinton, moving force in a community. ness owners. It was a different in classical terms, clearly lost Several factors have come into atmosphere and it’s not likely the debate. That said, the media play that have lessened the ef- coming back. M a y b e and many One must wonder if a 20-years-younger business others figis good ure Trump politician wouldn’t fare much better. enough. lost the debate. It’s doubtful if Trump can fectiveness of chambers. One is Maybe lobbying the differwin the election, but consid- that younger people don’t see ent levels of government isn’t ering the Clinton’s background, the value of that kind of work. necessary any more. I don’t track record and health, she Younger people also think they think business is good enough. shouldn’t win. One must wonder are way too busy with jobs and I don’t think our communities if a 20-years-younger politician family to get involved in such are anywhere near reaching our matters. An often heard excuse potentials. I do think that lobwouldn’t fare much better. Another irony is closer to is, “I can’t be involved, I have a bying efforts are important as home, namely Manitoba. The job you know.” That is pretty without them, governments at all relatively new PC government irksome to older people who levels get complacent. The trend is reviewing all the NDP govern- have given hundreds or even is definitely not looking good for ment’s promises and expendi- thousands of hours to commun- chambers of commerce. Maybe tures. They are cancelling major ity volunteer work. The older they will revive or maybe some wasteful initiatives and promises people all worked long hours too other community force will take of the NDP government. That’s and still seemed to find time to their place. One thing is for sure, nobody not the irony, that is to be ex- be on committees. Another reason that chambers else will look out for a communpected. What is ironic, to the point of being comical, is that the and perhaps other volunteer or- ity’s best interests like an active NDP are howling about the review ganizations have trouble staying group of civic minded citizens and the cancellations. What did afloat is that there are fewer and and for over 100 years it has they expect? The PCs promised fewer locally owned businesses. often been the local chambers.

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n the United States, there’s a powerful debate raging over minimum wage. Across the country, low-wage workers are protesting, demanding the minimum wage be increased to $15/ hour. Currently, for states that have a minimum wage, the rates are between $5.15 and $10.50 an hour. We are seeing the same debate in Canada, although not to the same extent. It’s not hard to see their motivation, the US economy has seen recessions and a decline in well- MY paying middle PERSPECTIVE class jobs. We’re seeing more inequality and increasingly, we ate are seeing college and universityackman tkinson educated employees working at low paying retail and service jobs, without a clear path towards the prosperity they so badly want. This might not be a problem if it weren’t set against the backdrop of large corporate profits. According to Forbes, the 10 most profitable companies in the US made $210 billion in 2015 alone. Included in that top 10, among Apple and oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil, is minimum-wage employer Walmart. It’s hard when you struggle to put food on the table and gas in your car to see your employer post a $19.2 billion profit. To their credit, Walmart has moved to offer better compensation, now paying at least $2.75 over minimum wage. While Walmart is the largest, the Forbes top 500 list is full of employers whose staff aren’t making much over minimum wage. It’s hard not to feel for the little guy. The problem is that while these large businesses do employ a lot of people, the majority of businesses are in fact small. In the US, the Small Business Administration says that 99.7 per cent of the country’s businesses are small and in Canada, the statistics are the same. While Walmart, or Home Depot, or McDonald’s may be among the most profitable companies in the US, that’s not the case for most of the smaller businesses paying minimum wage. The challenges facing low-income workers are real and should be addressed, but a higher minimum wage isn’t the answer. No matter how much proponents say it won’t happen, a rise in the minimum wage can only mean one of two things: a rise in prices for all goods, including the necessities purchased by minimum wage earners, or a decrease in the number of jobs. The decrease in jobs can happen in one of two ways; first, some employees will be let go and the work will be spread among the remaining staff; second, human jobs will be replaced by automation and self serve, something we are already seeing at retailers and fast food restaurants. The statistics back this up. In 2008, an extensive study of decades worth of minimum wage research found a one to two per cent decrease in employment for teenagers or very low skilled workers for each 10 per cent increase in minimum wage. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office did their own calculation and found that an increase in the federal minimum wage, from its current rate of $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour, would result in the loss of about 500,000 jobs. The same trends are true in Canada as well. Perhaps we could justify the job losses for these workers if overall, low wage earners would be helped from poverty, but the statistics show that the relationship between minimum wages and poverty is actually quite weak. Work done by researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland found that higher minimum wages can actually increase poverty. In March 2016, Statistics Canada released their own report about minimum wage in Canada and the report noted that there is no consensus about how the minimum wage affects poverty and inequality, but added that the association with employment is well-documented – an increase in the minimum wage seems to be associated with a decrease in employment among teenagers, the group most likely to be paid at this hourly rate. The issue of poverty reduction and the ability of working people to earn a living wage are extremely important to our society, but an across the board raise in minimum wage isn’t the answer. Fewer jobs and further erosion in purchasing power isn’t the answer. Despite this, it’s clear that governments like these policies, they shift the responsibility to private entities and while some of them can absorb the costs, many of them aren’t so fortunate.




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will be the first to admit that I am not a huge fan of public inquiries into contemporary social, political or economic issues. They are costly, they take a lot of time and they rarely achieve the outcome those who ask for them hope to see. Some inquiries, however, are absolutely necessary — and the recently announced inquiry into Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women (MMAW) is one of them. The issue is not going away any time soon and in this case, the costs associated with the inquiry will be money well spent. What has happened so far? The commissioners have been appointed. Consultations have taken place. The federal government, provincial governments and other interested parties have agreed to the Terms of Reference and have pledged their full cooperation with the inquiry. From this point on, the commissioners are in charge of organizing the inquiry, setting up an office, hiring staff, etc. — all of which must be done before public hearings can begin. One of the good things

FAITHFULLY YOURS Neil Strohschein about a public inquiry is that it gets all parties with vested interests in a specific issue in the same room at the same time. It forces them to listen to each other. And since testimony is given under oath, the submissions made can be questioned by the commissioners themselves, by commission counsel or by counsel for groups given “intervenor status” with the inquiry (the police, First Nations groups, governments, etc.). Whatever the outcome of the inquiry, one thing that will emerge is that this issue is not nearly as “black and white” as some people would have us believe. It is a complex issue — one for which all who will testify at this inquiry must accept their fair share of responsibility. But while the focus will be on the missing and murdered aboriginal women, the

inquiry should help Canadians deal with another, equally important issue. We are no longer a country with just three dominant cultures (English, French, First Nation). We have become a pluralistic society, with people from every race, culture and creed on earth who proudly call Canada their home. Those who immigrated to this country brought their cultures and faith traditions with them. They were welcomed with open arms, but the adjustment to life in Canada has not been easy for the immigrants or for those in whose communities they settled. Different cultures have different values. Different religions have different rules. When the values and rules followed by one group clash with those followed by others, tension and conflict result. They are often followed by charges of bias, prejudice and racism — all

of which are promptly denied. But the denials do little to alleviate the tension and mistrust caused by the accusations. Public hearings in the MMAW inquiry will begin soon. They will receive extensive media coverage. All Canadians need to follow these hearings closely. Listen to what the witnesses will share. Put yourself in their shoes. Try to feel the pain of those seeking justice. Ask yourself, “If I was in their position, if I had experienced what they have, would I feel any differently?” But don’t stop there. As you hear the stories and read the reports of the hearings, look at your own life. Examine your own attitudes towards those of different races, cultures or religions. Check your own heart and change your own attitudes before pointing fingers at others and demanding changes from them. We have all contributed to the entrenchment of the attitudes that will be revealed in the coming inquiry. We must all work together to get rid of them.

Inviting you to see the world anew


very once in a while, a verse from the King James version of the bible says what I see more succinctly than any other version. Possibly because it is the first version from which I learned, possibly because I appreciate good poetry. As I walked this morning, dogs at leash, of course, the voice in my head comforted me with the words of Psalm 121, ‘I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.’ Much of my studying now seeks the words from the New International version, but this morning the translation doesn’t capture the depth of the moving of my spirit by the Spirit. ‘I lift my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and


Rita Friesen earth.’ Perhaps the opening phrase – I will – meets my need this morning. Looking upward is a choice. A decision, a will. As I mature, and hopefully get wiser, I recognize more and more that attitude is a choice. I will. I will be thankful, I will give thanks, I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. No question about it, my help comes from the Lord which made heaven and earth. I like the use of the word ‘which’ in there as well. Interesting, not ‘who’ but ‘which’. Makes one thankful not

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all is here. Each night I take in the geraniums from my deck, in case we get some frost over night and each morning I put them out again because the weather has been so nice during the day. A flock of geese honked their way over the other day and I am so amazed how they stay in their formation.

to live inside my head, doesn’t it? It is a routine walk to exercise the dogs and get me up and out and moving. It took a moment to stop and look around me to once again see the beauty of this earth. With fall comes further vistas. The leaves are thinning and my world looks different. As I stand in awe I can see the colours of autumn on the hillside. Golden stubble contrasting with the green of the meadows and hayfields. In the morning it is common, no, never common, but frequent, to see the mountains kissed with

a mist, a veil, hiding the beauty, leaving me wanting more. Restful for the eyes and soul, I am reminded again how, when coming home from away, when I see the gentle curve of the mountains edge, my heart is at home. I have seen far away places, world renowned attractions and they were good, but seeing my mountains brings me home, in every sense of the word. A bit of a ramble of thoughts, inviting you to see our world anew. The beauty of a sun reddened apple, the last rose of season, the rich brown of the ripened weeds in the ditch, the call of the crow, the ‘V’ of geese, all wondrous in themselves. The sound of the wind in the drying leaves, the rhythmic beat of wings of a low flying raven. Make it a choice. I will lift up my eyes.

If the leader swings to the right or to the left they all follow in unison. Are they honking out of protest, or do they just say amen and completely trust their leader? It is an amazing sight to see them fly over, going south and they know that there is their destination. Do we sometimes protest what our Leader, God, decides for our life or do we say amen and completely trust Him? “When we commit our way to the Lord and trust in Him, He shall bring it to pass.” - Psalm 37. When the Lord God is our Leader we have nothing to fear. He will take us to our Heavenly destination.



Reasons to belong to Kin Belonging to a service club is so much more than volunteering. Yes, that is part of it. There will be times that you are giving up an evening, a weekend, a day, to roll up your sleeves and help out for the greater good. Let’s face it, we are not all selfless, pitching in makes us feel good. However, belonging to a service group like the Neepawa Kin Club is so much more than being just a volunteer. Kin Canada is in its 96th year of existence. It was founded in February 1920 by Hal Rogers, who was looking to fill the gap of fellowship he had felt during the war. So he started a club. A Kinsmen Club. It was for young men to get together, to meet new people, to have some fun, and to serve the community’s greatest need. Those basic things haven’t changed in the organization. Belonging to a Service Club does create fellowship, build social networks, allow us to fundraise and do service work in order to serve our community’s greatest need, as well as having some fun while doing it. People join Kin for a number of reasons. My reason was because I was new to town, and wanted to be able to expand my network by making connections on a different level than through work. I joined in November 2004. I’ve been an extremely active member within the club, the Association and our community. I had one of my best years in Kin last year. I was Governor for District 2. This meant that I was the leader of a great team of people, tasked to help support and guide the 45 clubs across Manitoba and North-Western Ontario. I travelled to club meetings, events, service projects, and toured our National President to the vast majority of our clubs in the District. I was privileged to see the hard work our clubs do to impact the communities. Many communities wouldn’t have parks, swimming pools, halls, hockey teams, even arenas if it wasn’t for the work of service groups like KIN Canada working hard in their communities. We wouldn’t have raised over $90,556 in District 2 for Cystic Fibrosis, and $495,267 to go back into communities in District 2. Beyond the fundraising and projects, I was even more at awe to see what Kin can do for individual members. Belonging to a Kin, Kinsmen or Kinette Club can provide so much more than an opportunity to volunteer. Being members in an Association like Kin Canada gives you a chance to tap into an organization that is passionate about developing strong leadership skills in its members. To give them chances to go outside of their clubs and communities for professional and personal development skills, to further their networks, to impact the lives of their members, which will in turn, will impact their communities. At the National Convention in Edmonton this year, Kin Canada announced a couple of exciting projects that definitely will add value to being a member. The announcement of a partnership with Toastmasters was particularly exciting. There has always been great support for public speaking in Kin. In fact, Kin members can participate in a Speakers Contest that sees winners from Clubs go on to Zones, District and National Competitions. The partnership with Toastmasters will allow clubs to host an accredited Toastmasters Speachcraft course through Kin for members interested in further developing their public speaking skills. Also at the convention, the launch of KIN-U was announced. KIN-U will be an opportunity for members to take professional and personal development training through on-line modules and self-guided practice. These courses are developed so members can use them to further develop skills, but also to be able to show their employers the type of development training they have taken. Members can now use their time in KIN to further develop skills and enhance their resume. November 2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of Kin in Neepawa. The Neepawa Kin Club currently has 6 members and we are looking for men and women over 19, who are interested in giving back to their community and investing in themselves, to join our club. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at the boardroom of the Kinsmen Kourts at 299 Davidson Street. For more information on the Neepawa Kin Club, check out our Facebook Page. You can also find out more information about Kin Canada at Amanda Naughton-Gale, President of the Neepawa Kin Club

Rural Outlook


SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

The broken fence and the cow By Grant Guy Submitted Darwin tried to maneuver a cow from his neighbour’s pasture. He hopped, danced and sidled as he flailed his arms attempting to herd the cow back through the gate. If he could lead the cow back onto the road he could return the cow back to his farm. He was having some success until I, his city cousin, stepped through the gate and onto the neighbour’s pasture. The cow, seeing me walking towards it, bolted away from the gate and Darwin. Darwin dropped his arms and head in defeated. Af-

ter a heavy huff he lifted his head. “Will you get the hell out of the away?” shouted Darwin at his cousin. I felt like an absolute moron and did what I was told. It took another twenty minutes before Darwin could maneuver the cow out of the pasture and onto the road. The cow plodded up onto the gravel road. It ambled away in the wrong direction from the gate. Darwin ran to catch up to the cow, harmlessly twisting his ankles in several ruts. “Close the gate, and wait for me by the truck,” shouted Darwin.

Darwin put speed to his actions. He caught up to the cow and got ahead of it. He was able to catch up to the cow to turn it around and head in the right direction. Darwin hopped into the cab of his pickup truck. I sat in the passenger seat. I dared not say a word. He let silence do the talking. “I told Donna I didn’t want you to come. You know squat about cows,” cursed Darwin. Darwin pulled the truck ahead of the cow. He piloted it through a break in the fence and onto his farm. He returned to the truck and grabbed a pair of thick work gloves off the dashboard, then from

a toolbox in the box of his truck he withdrew a handful of gripple sleeves that he deposited into the pocket of his shirt, picked up fencing pliers and a tool I could not identify. Darwin began to stride over to the break in the fence. He stopped and turned back to the truck. “I may regret this but you might as well come along,” said Darwin. “Do you need help? If you don’t mind it might be best if I stay with the truck,” I answered. “Can you hold two ends of sticks together?” “Yes.” “Then you can hold two ends of wire. Grab a pair of

gloves out of the tool box.” Darwin removed barbs for about eight inches of the two broken ends of the barbwire. “Pull the two ends together as hard as you can when I say,” said Darwin. Darwin slid the sleeve onto one end of the broken wire. “Pull.” As I pulled the two ends to each other, Darwin slid the other end of the broken wire through the sleeve. With the fencing pliers he crimped the sleeve. When he was done, Darwin headed back to the truck, leaving in the grass the tool I had not identified. “What about this?” I said picking the tool up.

Plumas UCW meeting Sorority news Banner Staff The Neepawa Banner The Plumas United Church Women (UCW) held their first meeting since their summer recess on Sept. 15. Present were five members, who reported 17 visits to those ‘sick or shut in’ over the summer. To begin the meeting, president Norma Watson read a welcome back speech. Minutes from the June meeting of the UCW were read and subsequently accepted. It is to be noted that the garden fared well, losing only one shrub –

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will contribute $100 to Empower a Girl. The Fall Supper and health regulations regarding it were discussed. Along with the Fall Supper, logistics for various other events in the works were discussed. Planning meetings for the Fall Supper will be on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 at 7 pm. A date was set for the Fall/Christmas Tea and Bake sale - Dec. 3 at 11 am. The next meeting for the Plumas UCW will be held on Oct. 20 at 7 pm.

Submitted The Neepawa Banner A new year has begun for the Manitoba Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. After our summer break we settled down to plan the coming year. Our officers include Elsie Martin as president, Pat Graham, Linda Hart, Mary Ellen Clarke and Audrey Heffell.  Committees were also established and with

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“Oh, the wire stretcher!” I cursed under my breath. Darwin shrugged his shoulders and moved to the truck. He threw the fencing pliers into the back of the truck. I caught up, but placed the wire stretcher more carefully into the box. Darwin smiled all the way back to the farmhouse. I smoked a cigarette. I offered a snarling glance at Darwin. The truck radio played Merle Haggard.

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École Laurier now officially a French immersion school Submitted Turtle River School Division Earlier in September, École Laurier officially opened its doors as a new French immersion school. On Sept. 15, the school and community celebrated the change with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Students, school staff members, trustees and community members were all in attendance at École Laurier for the official proclamation by the division Superintendent, Bev Szymesko. Szymesko, on behalf of Turtle River School Division, officially changed École Laurier’s program designation from a Français School to a French Immersion School. She went on to say how proud she was of the staff members and students of École Laurier and that she has seen firsthand the progression of staff, past and present, as they continued to meet the needs of students. The division is honoured to support the school and community as they make these changes, noting it is imperative to provide the students and community with the best quality of French language education for positive student engagement. Christine VanHumbeck, École Laurier’s principal, led the ceremony and cut the ribbon alongside division trustees Pam Vandepoele and Karey Wilkinson. As the new school principal this year, Mrs. VanHumbeck has not only been a teacher at École Laurier for 20 years, but also attended the school herself, as a student having grown up in Laurier. VanHumbeck went on to

review the history of the school and all of the changes that have occurred. It started in the mid1970s, with the demand for French language instruction. The school board listened to the parents and changed the school’s program designation from English to Français Langue Première. This made École Laurier the first school ever in Laurier and the surrounding area to offer all subjects taught in French. For over 40 years, students have entered through the school doors and have left with an excellent French education. She continued, saying that in 2016, once again, the school board listened to École Laurier’s school community and approved this positive move forward. The move is going to support everyone greatly. The students will continue to receive excellent instruction and gain access to more resources and support, which in turn will help to build an even stronger school identity and provide an excellent bilingual education. Turtle River School Division understands that being bilingual or learning another language is important. Bilingualism supports overall language growth in both English and the second language being

C h r i s t i n e Va n H u m b e c k , É c o l e alongside division trustees Pam

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studied, as well as supporting overall academic achievement. The division is currently in year five of their French Revitalization Program in their other schools and École Laurier’s school motto speaks to that testament. “A l’École Laurier, mon Français m’ouvre les portes du monde.” Roughly translated into English, the motto says, French opens the doors to the world. Continued on page 16

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Moose on the loose Jersey presented

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There was recently an unexpected visitor to Neepawa, as a moose wandered into the outskirts of the community. A spokesperson for Manitoba’s Sustainable Development Department said that in this particular case, the moose was first sighted near, but not in Neepawa on Thursday, Sept. 22. At that point, the animal was chased away from town. It was hoped that the moose would stay away, but it reappeared on Friday, Sept. 23 near the edge of the town and seemed determined to cross PTH #16 from south to north. An endeavour like that can be a dangerous proposition for a moose and the people driving the highway at the time. Efforts were made to haze it away from the area, but the animal could not be


A curious moose was sighted near the town of Neepawa late last week. discouraged. At that point, with the animal migrating over to the local golf course, Sustainable Development staff opted to chemically immobilize the moose and take it by trailer to another undisclosed loca-

tion where it was released. Provincial staff monitored the animal until it was awake enough to move away from the drop off point on its own.


Representatives with the Neepawa Natives Junior ‘A’ hockey club presented Agassiz MLA Eileen Clarke with a team jersey on Friday, Sept. 16 at the Yellowhead Centre. Clarke will frame the sweater for display in her office at the Manitoba Legislative Building. Left to Right: Neepawa Natives board president Ken Waddell, Agassiz MLA Eileen Clarke and Natives head coach Dustin Howden.



‘The interest and support... goes beyond anything we expected’


Local band Swamp Gas provided some musical entertainment during the Farmery’s open house. From left: Greg Nelson, Ron Nordstrom, Blair Chapman and Lorne Lagimodiere. Continued from page 1 The public was very interested in seeing the newly redesigned facility and the brewing equipment stored within. Chris Warwaruk said they expected the day would be a hectic one, but were simply amazed by the actual response. “What happened [on Sunday] exceeded our wildest expectations. It wasn’t just people from Neepawa that were out here, although there certainly was a large portion of them here. There were also many visitors from Brandon and Winnipeg. Actually met a group out from Starbuck as well. It was great,” stated Chris. “The interest and support from the people of Neepawa and Arden, as well as other communities goes beyond anything we expected.” As part of the grand opening, a camera crew from Dragon’s Den, the CBC show in which the

brothers were able to find investment advice, was filming a segment for the upcoming season. It was also the official debut for Farmery’s new variety of beer, the prairie berry ale. Initial response from the public to this new stock was extremely positive. The brothers said considering the amount of time that’s put into developing a new beer, the first response can be rather nerve-racking. They added however that the early positive reaction makes the effort feel very worthwhile. A quick tour of the building showed that a lot of work has been done to get ready for not just the open house, but the immediate production and distribution of product. The largest amount of work was required to the back of the building, where the brewing equipment is installed. The floors and walls were refinished to ensure that all

surfaces were washable, in order to meet government guidelines. The front of the building was also given a complete makeover, allowing for a gift shop and beer sampling lounge. The sheer size and scope of the plan will ensure Farmery employs eight full-time workers and between six to eight part-timers. Chris Warwaruk is hopeful that this will also result in the creation of a unique agritourism destination that Neepawa can be proud of. “We want this to be a showcase for our region. We use locally grown grain and the majority of our brewing will be local. We want to drive the point home that this will be a showcase for our town all across Canada,” Warwaruk stressed. “We’re proud of what this business contributes locally and intend on being a great representative for the region.”


C h r i s ( s e c o n d f r o m l e f t ) a n d L a w r e n c e Wa r w a r u k ( s e c o n d f r o m right), along with their families, spoke to those in attendance.


Above: Attendees looked at the brewery’s canning equipment. Below: The front of the building has been renovated into a gift shop and sampling area. A variety of Farmery merchandise, including clothing, hats and decals are available for purchase.


F a r m e r y i s C a n a d a ’ s f i r s t e s t a t e b r e w e r y, m e a n i n g t h a t almost all of the beer ’s inputs have been locally grown. PHOTO BY EOIN DEVEREUX


‘Just save the damn station and I’ll be the happiest guy in the world’ By Eoin Devereux The Neepawa Banner In a short period of time, the potential demise of Neepawa’s cable access channel has become a hot topic for many people across the region. Earlier this week, NACTV announced that current president, CEO and acting general manager Ivan Traill will soon retire. That decision, combined with a financial loss accrued by the station last year, has instigated a decision by the NACTV board to cease operations. A motion recommending the TV station shut down will be made at the board’s annual general meeting in November, unless another group is willing to take over. Ivan Traill, who has been the heart and soul of NACTV for over 30 years, said that many people have approached him in the past few days, expressing great concern about the potential loss of the station. “Everybody is talking about [the announcement]. Not many have stepped up yet to say ‘I want to do this’, but they are saying that we can’t let [NACTV] simply disappear. There has been that attitude. I hope that’s true, because the truth of the situation is that if we lose our [Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission] licence, it will not come back,” stressed Traill. “Neepawa has the smallest licensed market in all of Canada. There are only about seven or so markets that have this type of local access licence still.” Continued on page 19


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Neepawa Banner Sports Winkler tops Neepawa to begin MJHL season


SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

By Eoin Devereux The Neepawa Banner Despite an exceptional effort in the Yellowhead Centre, the Neepawa Natives regular season home opener was tarnished by a 3-1 defeat to the Winkler Flyers. The game was held on Friday, Sept. 23 and saw Connor Slipp make 33 saves for the Flyers to help get their season off to a positive start. Forward Scott Gall contributed with a pair of goals for Winkler, including an empty netter to seal the victory. Jeff Michiels secured the other goal for the visitors, while Ashton Anderson tallied the lone marker for the Natives. Though Neepawa only scored a single goal, the team had multiple opportunities to secure more, as they swarmed the Winkler goal consistently throughout the game. On three separate chances, a Natives’ player had their shot ricochet off the goal post. On top of that, Slipp would on multiple occasions, steal what would normally be a surefire goal away to keep the score in Winkler’s favour. Neepawa head coach Dustin Howden said the team effort was very good, but they simply did not get the bounces. “There were opportunities on both sides. We had a few quality chances that we did not score on. Perhaps it was just a case of guys gripping the stick a little too tight, because of nerves or [because it was the] opening game of the season. That type of thing. But we did generate chances so that’s a positive,� noted Howden. An opportunity to tie the game arrived late in the third period, as the Natives were awarded a four minute powerplay. Howden said that was a golden opportunity to get back in the game, but the timing of the power-play was just a bit off. Gall’s empty net goal with just nine seconds left in the game would make the final 3-1 for Winkler. These two teams would face one another once again the following night, but this time it would be at the Winkler Recreation Complex for the Flyers regular season home opener. In that showdown, Winkler scored four times in the second period to secure a 6-4 win over Neepawa As he had the previous night, Scott Gall scored a pair of goals for the Flyers to ensure Winkler began the season with back to back wins.


Peyton Malcolm (17) controls the puck in the Winkler zone, during the second p e r i o d o f t h e N e e p a w a N a t i v e s ’ h o m e o p e n e r a g a i n s t W i n k l e r o n F r i d a y, S e p t . 2 3 . The Flyers opened the scoring with just over six minutes left in the first period, as Will Blake and Braden Billaney assisted on a Dionne Demke goal. The deficit could have been much worse as Winkler outshot the Natives 14-4 in the first 20 minutes. In the second period, Winkler doubled its lead early, when Scott Gall scored his third of the year, just over a minute into the period. A little less than six minutes later, Gall notched his second of the game and fourth of the season to make it 3-0. Nathan Hillis replied with a power-play marker before the halfway point of the second to cut the lead to 3-1. Winkler got that one back

and added another before the end of the period to make it a 5-1 score after 40 minutes of play. Neepawa was able to find its offensive touch in the final 20 minutes, as Justin Metcalf, Ashton Anderson and Jordan Martin scored for the Natives. It would simply be a case of not enough time to make up the deficit, as Winkler notched one more in the final frame to make the final score 6-4. Neepawa will look to change its fortunes at its next home game on Friday, Sept. 30, as the club hosts the Selkirk Steelers. Game time is set for 7:30 pm.

MacGregor “Wild� about its new team

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By Eoin Devereux The Neepawa Banner The newest team to join the Tiger Hills Hockey League is wasting very little time in establishing its identity. The group responsible for establishing the new club in the town of MacGregor has announced the name of the team will be the MacGregor Wild. A primary logo has also been released in conjunction with the name and features a bison. The official THHL regular season schedule is expected to be released shortly.


The logo that the new THHL team in MacGregor will use for the upcoming season.

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Neepawa Banner Sports

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016


Female Chiefs conclude pre-season schedule Submitted The Neepawa Banner

The newly minted 2016-2017 Yellowhead AAA Midget Female Chiefs have kicked off their pre-season schedule. The Chiefs started the year with a tournament in Saskatchewan in mid-September and finished that weekend event with a 1-0-2 record. Yellowhead would then play a pair of exhibition games at home, against the Melville Prairie Fire on Sept 17-18 in Shoal Lake. The teams had faced each other the previous weekend in Swift Current in a game that ended in a tie.      Game one on Saturday, Sept. 17, saw the Chiefs dominate in many facets of the game except that all important goals scored stat.  In the first and second periods, the hosts fired 26 shots at the Melville goal while only allowing eight on Miranda Cook in goal. Cass Lytlle was the only Chief to score in the first two periods as she cleaned up after a great rush by Sydnee DeCorby led to a chance in front. Monet Mazawasicuna had the second assist.

In the third period, Melville was able to take advantage of a few more chances and scored three times. Tatum Amy, on an impressive individual effort, got one back for the Chiefs late in the third. Despite outshooting the Prairie Fire 31-14, the Chiefs fell 4-2.      On Sunday afternoon, the teams met again and the Chiefs were challenged by the coaching staff to have some grit to their game and finish around the net.  The team was led in the first period by the super quick line of Morgan Ramsay, Jena Barscello and McKyia Mazue, as Ramsay scored twice on nice set ups from Mazur.  Sadie Wood and Rylee Gluska continued to show they will fit in nicely with in the physical midget game as they combined for the Chiefs third goal in the period.  Gluska carried the puck out of the Chiefs’ zone and fired a quick shot as she crossed the blue line.  Wood crashed the net and buried the rebound.  In the second, veteran Cass Lyttle continued her early season scoring as she sniped twice, including a slick deflection off a Monet Mazawasicuna slapshot, to increase the Chiefs’ lead to 5-1. Melville would add another early in the third but Tori Eilers would shut

AA/AAA Neepawa JV Boys Volleyball Tournament NACI hosted the tournmanet on Saturday, Sept. 24. Eight schools participated in the event, with Goose Lake winning the championship over Portage

Participating teams: Pool 1: Pool 2: Dauphin Clippers Boissevain Broncos Goose Lake Raiders Dauphin Clippers Neepawa Tigers MacGregor Mustangs Rossburn Raiders Portage Trojans Neepawa Tigers round robin results: Vs Dauphin (20-25, 25-22) Vs Goose Lake (20-25, 25-21) Vs Rossburn (24-25, 13-25) Championship: Goose Lake over Portage (12-25, 25-23,15-4) Consolation: Dauphin over Rossburn (25-19, 27-25)

PYR MID COLLISION CENTER Complete Auto Body Repairs & Painting • Windshield replacement & free repairs (with proper deductible) – File E-Glass claim on site

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Want To Keep Fit??? Want To Have Fun???

The Neepawa Curling Club invites you to join one of our leagues for the upcoming curling season. Teams and Individuals welcome!

Curling begins October 24, 2016 For more information and to join a league call one of the following:

MONDAY AFTERNOON LEAGUE: Kelly: 204-476-2782


Susan: 204-841-0552 or Alana 204-573-1128

TUESDAY & THURSDAY NIGHT MEN’S LEAGUE: Mathew: 204-841-3053 or 204-966-3827


Mathew: 204-841-3053 or 204-966-3827


LEARN TO CURL (AGES 5 TO 8 YEARS): Andrea: 204-868-5553

the door after that, finishing with 26 saves and her first win as a Chief. The Chiefs travelled to Portage la Prairie last weekend for the Central Plains Capitals Pre-season Showcase. Over the span of three days, Yellowhead played four games and closed out the tournament with a 2-2 record. With the exhibition season now at a close, the Chiefs look ahead to their regular season home opener on Saturday, Oct. 1, against the Norman Wild. Opening face-off in Shoal Lake is scheduled for 7:30 pm. Those two teams will challenge one another once again the following day at 12:00 pm.

FAN“STATS”TIC BOWLING Submitted The Neepawa Banner

Club 55 League: Sept. 23/16: Ladies’ High Single & Triple -- Vivian Oswald 223 & 472. Men’s High Single -- Wilbert Kroeker 253.  Men’s High Triple -- Len Pritchard 609.  Other scores to note:  Vernita Potrebka 153; Lawrence Smith 172, 187; Frank Porada 151, 169, 190; Pauline Hailstone 153; Wilbert Kroeker 163, 170; Barb Grumpelt 176, 164; Bob Lychak 152, 154, 161; Bev Chapski 158; Martin Abstreiter 162; Len Pritchard 153, 242, 214; Liz Lychak 152; Marge Fischer 175; Jim King 180; Myrnie Kroeker 171; Norman Kendall 169, 165, 171;

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Oakridge Meats Ltd. 204-835-2365 • 204-476-0147 Lorne Nagorski GM

On Sale:

Lean Ground Beef at $2.69/lb Beef is anti-biotic free, with no added hormones

Sides of Beef – Cut & wrapped $2.89 lb

This includes: roast, steak, hamburger cut to your preference All beef is government inspected and from local producers All beef are AA or better. We are here to service all your meat needs Del available We also offer custom slaughter of all animals. Guaranteed slaughter in 14 days or less.


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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 _____________________ HUGHSON: Lloyd, passed away July 14th/16 in Edmonton, AB. The family is holding a Celebration of Life on Oct. 5/16 at 4 pm at Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone, MB.

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Looking to get your house painted? Exterior and interior. Call Leo 204-872-1358

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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

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ERICKSON FALL SUPPER – Sunday, Oct 16th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. @ Erickson Legion Hall, 30-1st St S.W. in Erickson, MB.

Obituary Bernard George Reiner It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and uncle, on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the Gladstone Health Centre, at the age of 93 years with family at his side, after a short battle with cancer. Dad was born on October 29, 1922, to Alfred and Millie on the homestead at East Tupper. Dad was predeceased by his infant daughter; parents; brothers Delbert, Joseph and Hughie and nephew Vern. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Regina (nee Pubben); daughter JoAnne (Ken) Oswald, their children Shawn (Joel), Lane and Riley; Shelly (Karl), Sydney and Ayden; Shannon (friend Ray), Chelsey, Heidi and Kaytlin; son Wayne (Ruth) Reiner, their children Jennifer (Darcy), Colt and D.J.; David (Sheena), Chloe, Bentley and Astyn; Kevin (Jody) Friesen, Dalton, Courtney and Tristan; Kenny (friend Anita); son Murray (Wendy) Reiner, their children Stacey (Mark) Ferguson, Owen and Alex; Trisha (Arwit) Sawadsky, Elizabeth; son Richard Reiner (friend Gina), Aimee, Tyler (friend Ali), Jordyn; sister in law Martha Reiner as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dad attended East Tupper School, where he shared many memories of his school days. He helped his father and brothers on the farm until he met the love of his life, Regina Pubben and they married on June 10, 1946. They celebrated 70 years of marriage this past June. In Dad’s younger years, he played the violin in a band for the old time dances at Tupper School. He also served as trustee for East Tupper School. Dad had a great love for farming and working the land. He helped the boys until the age of 88 years. Dad took great pride in looking after his vehicles, machinery, yard and home. He was always willing to help in any way he could. He drove school bus for the Pine Creek School Division for 14 years. Dad faced life’s obstacles with a smile and sense of humour like no other. The love and pride he had for his family, kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren were his greatest joy. He was always humble and kind. Dad and Mom had a strong faith and belonged to the Roman Catholic Church in Plumas and Neepawa. They attended Mass every Sunday until Mom could no longer travel the distance. Dad and Mom built their first home in 1951. Later, they moved to Plumas, where they retired in 1988 and built another home. Then, on September 19, 2015, they moved to Centennial Apartments in Gladstone. They lived there until Dad was hospitalized. Dad took his marriage vows very seriously and looked after Mom until his health deteriorated. A special thank you to the Nurse Practitioners, Kristi Riley and Vicki Wilson and the entire staff at the Gladstone Health Centre, as well as the Plumas and Gladstone Homecare Workers. Your care and devotion to Dad and our family was very much appreciated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Plains Cancer Care, Portage la Prairie or to the Seven Regions Palliative Care Unit. A private family service and interment will take place at a later date. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone~MacGregor

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Neepawa & Area Community Choir reorganizational meeting for 2016-2017, at HMK music room, Wed., Oct. 5, 7 p.m. New members welcome. _____________________ 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 _____________________ Rummage sale: Neepawa United Church, CEC Building, Fri. Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m., Sat. Oct. 15, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Extra savings Saturday.

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

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For Sale: Grass hay, round bales, net wrapped, no rain. Phone 358-2527 _____________________ 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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1/4 section, Amaranth area, steel shed, electricity, good yard site. Asking $50,000. Call broker 204-269-8424

Telephone: 204-476-3401/ 888-436-4242 Fax: 204-476-5073 Email: All word classifieds must be prepaid before printing

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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. _____________________ 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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For sale - Polled Hereford yearling bred heifers. Call Vern Kartenson 204-8672627 or 204-867-7315


Lucia Lehmann

There was only one vehicle on the farm, an International truck, but she was given her drivers license after driving it around the block in Arden with the Post Master, Mr. Boughton. Lucia studied in 1972 and she was granted her Canadian Citizenship. She was involved in the community, taught 4H sewing, was a member of the WI and the CWL, Crocus Club, loved bingo and bowling, sang in the church choir, even began to take organ lessons in her 70s. She was more than willing to help friends and neighbours whenever and whatever was needed, and in the early years, there were many neighbours in the area. Alfred and Lucia made a trip to Germany where they celebrated their Silver Anniversary. Alfred died Feb. 25, 1992, just when they would have been able to enjoy retirement together. She loved to travel and was so proud to tell the Cancer Care drivers that she had been from coast to coast to coast in Canada, referring to Tofino, BC, St. John's, NL and Churchill, MB. She even made a trip to Egypt with Magdalene's family and there is a picture where she is standing beside King Tut. She continued to live by herself on the farm, in the house that Alfred had built, until 2014 when she moved to Winnipeg. She always made friends and this happened in the apartment block where she lived for such a brief time, looking forward to Weds coffee gathering and visiting. Throughout her life, her faith kept her strong, she prayed for others, those who she knew and those that she didn't, because of world disasters. Her rosaries were always nearby and she carried her travel cross in her purse. Pictures of saints and prayer intention cards were her bookmarks, during her dying days she called on God's help. She was interred in Riverside Cemetery, may she rest in peace. The family of Lucia Lehmann have much gratitude and thankfulness. Thank you to friends, neighbours and relatives for all their kindness, messages of sympathy, cards, floral tributes and donations. We especially wish to thank Father Mark for celebrating the Funeral Mass and adding his special touch of German. Thank you altar servers and readers Theresa and Andrew. Donna, thank you for playing the organ and the choir for your musical voices. To the CWL, thank you for the Honour Guard and Mary reading the League Farewell Prayer. Such a lovely lunch was provided by the church ladies, thank you. White's Funeral Home, thank you for your help and kindness in making the arrangements. It all made us feel that Mum had come home. Thank you

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


Happy 50th Birthday Fred Dobchuk October 5th

on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 3:41 A. M. 21 1/2” (55cm) long, 8 lbs 1 oz (3.65kg) Grandparents: Diane Mast, Erik Huybrechts & Astrid Lemmens, Great Grandparents: Vivianne Boone & Francois Mast Great Grandparents: Lucienne Poinart & Jos Vinckx; Grandparents: Gerald & Rosemary Parrott, Great Grandparents: Ron & Beryl Parrott & Herb & Jean Cassells

Obituary Lucia Lehmann, after a struggle with cancer, died on July 25, 2016 in Winnipeg, she was 86 years old. She was born at home, delivered by a midwife, in Bochum, Germany, on April 11, 1930, the second daughter of Georg Griese and Gertrud Wilhelmine Griese (Feldmeyer). Her father died when she was eight years old, which left Gertrud, her mother, with four young children to raise on her own. Lucia learned early about work, even as a child she helped deliver church bulletins and bakery buns to help the family. Life continued to be difficult, then came the Nazi Regime and WWII. Approximately age 13, she was sent to a girls’ camp at Pizek, Czechoslovakia. The Nazis appropriated hotels that were by the lakes and forests, which they made into camp dormitories. Children from the cities were sent there as protection against the bombs that fell onto the cities. After the war was over, there were few opportunities for work in the cities, Lucia went to the small village of Buchau where she found farm work with the Biel family. This is where she met Alfred Lehmann, who would become her husband. They were about 16-17 years old. The Lehmann family, because of the war, were refugees staying with the Stern family and Alfred had fixed her bicycle. The Lehmanns immigrated in 1949 to Arden, MB resulting in Lucia and Alfred having a three year letter writing relationship until 1952. Saying good-bye to her family, she did not see her mother alive again, Lucia left for Canada on April 11, 1952, her birthday. She was 22 years old and she could only speak German. Alfred was working in Chatham, Ontario and it was there ,at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, that they were married, on May 3, 1952. They made a trip to Arden to visit the family via train, then bus and the newlyweds were picked up by Alex Perrett in his wagon along the highway near Arden Ridge. Veronika was born June 2, 1953 and shortly thereafter, the family moved to Arden to temporarily help with the family farm. This became permanent and four more children were born, Magdalene, Patricia, Emily and Wilfrid. It was a time of hard farm work, chopping wood for the stove, milking cows, planting and tending large gardens and inevitable canning, preserving and freezing food, helping with the egg production business, laundry with wringer washers, clothes outside onto the line, which came in frozen in winter, sewing the family clothes and tending five children. Throughout her life, Lucia in her way was always determined.

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Graham & Jacquie Watson of Brandon, MB, along with Angus & Cathy Ford of Eden, MB are extremely proud to announce the engagement of their beautiful children, Jesse Xavier Watson and Aydra May Catherine Ford, both of Winnipeg. A wedding is planned in Winnipeg, MB January 7/17. A "Come & Go" wedding shower will take place on Friday, Oct. 7, 7-9 PM at the Neepawa Viscount Cultural Center. Gift Registry at Home Outfitters/The Bay or contributions welcome toward a group gift (call Kathleen 966-3450 for information).

Jim & Nancy White together with Erle & Carole Jury are thrilled to announce the engagement & forthcoming marriage of their children, Jamie & Shane which will take place on February 23, 2017 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. A pre-wedding social will be held in Minnedosa on October 8, 2016 & a bridal shower in Neepawa at the VCC on October 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Ross & Shelley Bates are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley to Adam Hedley, son of Brian Hedley & Janice Smales. The wedding will take place October 22. We would like to congratulate Morey Zwarich & Brandi Burton on their upcoming wedding. Proud parents are Leo & Lori Zwarich of Carberry and Warren & Joan Burton of Neepawa. A shower will be held at Art's Forward on October 8th from 2-4 p.m. and a social will be held at the Yellowhead on Friday December 23rd. Please consider this your invitation. Congratulations from all your friends and family.



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Neepawa & Area 4-H Silver Spurs is looking for members to join our club. If you love horses this would be for you. You have to have access to a horse. If you are interested call Tanya at 204-841-2494 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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Friday, October 21, 2016 7:00 P.M. Neepawa Public Library, back room Neepawa, MB

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.

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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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Applicants should state experience and include three references. Duties to commence as arranged. Questions can be directed to the undersigned at 476-2388.

has an opening for a permanent part time evening employee, minimum 30 hours per week. Requirements: • Must be 18 years of age or older • Must have valid drivers licence • Must be able to work as late as 1 a.m. • some weekends For interview call or text Keith Porter 204-476-0117 or email


Deadline for application: NOON, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 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.

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This position will commence at a mutually agreed upon date. The successful candidate must complete a Criminal Records and Child Abuse Registry check. Previous applicants must submit an updated cover letter and resume. Inquiries regarding position may be made to Rhonda Dickenson at 476-2388. Send resume including references by NOON, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 to: Rhonda Dickenson Coordinator of Student Services Beautiful Plains School Division Box 700 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 TEL: (204) 476-2388 FAX: (204) 476-3606 EMAIL: Only those selected for a short list will be contacted. Others are thanked for their interest now.

BATTERIES FOR EVERYTHING. Auto, farm, construction, ATV, marine, motorcycle, golf carts, phones, tools, radios, computers etc. Reconditioned, obsolete and hard-to-find batteries. SOLAR equipment. The Battery Man. Winnipeg. 1.877.775.8271 w w w. b a t t e r y m a n . c a for details.

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14th Anniversary Sale EXTENDEd to october 2! 10% off on all regular priced products store wide. Some hot specials at 20-50% off! 3 piece coffee table set $299 (5 styles to choose from). Solid wood server $399. Queen sleeper sofa (a La-Z-Boy Company) $995. Rocker recliner chair (a La-Z-Boy Company) $599. Beautyrest Queen mattress sets $599. 5 piece wood dining set (36 inch x 54 inch) $399. 5 piece solid wood bedroom suite $1195 (retail value $1795). JUST STOP IN AND ENTER OUR $1000 SHOPPING SPREE DRAW! Mon-Fri 10-8, Sat 10-6 & Sun 11-5. Call KDL Furniture at 204-571-1971. 660 Highland Ave., South side of #1 Hwy., Brandon.


PUBLIC NOTICE In accordance with Section 11 of the above act notice is hereby given that the original monuments establishing the ¼ S, SE, ¼ E, NE & ¼ N Section 5; ¼ S, SE, ¼ E & NE Section 06; and ¼ E Section 7 Township 15 Range 14 WPM has been lost:. New monuments to perpetuate the original locations have been planted by Timothy Longstaff, Manitoba Land Survey between April 26th to May 4th, 2016. Any person wishing particulars about the re-establishment of these monuments is advised to contact the following: Timothy Longstaff Manitoba Land Surveyor 100-158 11th Street Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J4 Phone 204.727.0651


Examiner of Surveys The Property Registry 276 Portage Ave Winnipeg Manitoba, R3C 0B6 Phone 204-945-1989

Any person having an objection to or having any evidence which he desires to give against the confirmation of the re-establishment of these lost corners is to submit any such objection or evidence in writing verified by affidavit to the Registrar-General within thirty days from the publication of this notice in the Neepawa Banner. Where no objection to or evidence against the confirmation of the re-establishment of these lost corners is received by the Registrar-General within thirty days after publication of this notice, or where any such objection is subsequently withdrawn in writing, the RegistrarGeneral shall confirm the re-establishment of these lost corners. 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.

invites applications for a full time (5.75 hrs. per day) Educational Assistant at Neepawa Collegiate

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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

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

The starting wage is $18.00 per hour. The Division offers a pension plan and other benefits.

M&K Cleaning Company

243 Hamilton St 204-476-3401

• 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

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CABINETS CABINETS CABINETS! Highest quality, displays, in-stock white shaker, cancelled custom orders. Up to 70% OFF! Delivery & Installation available province wide. Fehr`s Cabinet Warehouse 1-800-758-6924

TRAILERS FOR SALE. Car & Equipment Haulers, Dumpbox, Cargo, Utility, Gooseneck Flatdeck, Cargo, Aluminum Livestock, CM Truckbeds. Parts & full service. Kaldeck Truck & Trailer, MacGregor, MB. 1-888-685-3127.


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


Discover amazing Maritime fall colours if you act now! Small groups make

it easy to customize vacations to your individual desires. 204-770-7771 or


BLOW OUT SALE ON NOW! 21X23 $4,998 25X25 $5,996 27X27 $6,992 32X35 $9,985 42X45 $14,868. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-855-2127036


Limited Time Offer – mention this ad and get $5,000 off on the last remaining lakefront lots at Beckville Beach. Or $2,000 off the lakeview lots. For info go to


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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Assiniboine Community College strives to create exceptional learning experiences for our students. We place a high priority on student success and are committed to building an environment that creates and supports a high level of student engagement.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR Practical Nursing Program School of Health and Human Services Southport, MB Part-time, Term Competition # 21-16/17 Salary: $37.27 to $47.21 hourly Education Administration Consultant

Sealed bids for the purchase of farm land, located in the RM of North Cypress-Langford, Manitoba will be received up to 5:00 pm on October 20, 2016. Send to J.M. Ramsay, 3406 Willowdale Cres, Brandon, MB, R7B 3C4. Parcel: SW 1/4 18-13-15W, 160 acres 150 acres cultivated and approximately 10 acres of yard site. Electric power at yard site. No municipal water. Conditions of Tender: • Interested parties must rely on their own inspection and knowledge of the property. • Possession date: January 1, 2017 or as negotiated. • Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. • The purchaser(s) shall be responsible for payment of GST or shall self-assess for GST. • Successful bidders will be asked to enter into a formal Purchase agreement covering the terms and conditions of sale. • The purchaser(s) will be responsible for payment of the 2017 property taxes. Any questions regarding this parcel or this tender can be directed to: 204-761-7459 (cell).

Be Passionate. With your years of diverse experience in the nursing profession, you will bring passion about nursing education; ensuring student success and engagement in the Practical Nursing program. You will coordinate the delivery of the practical nursing program Southport that will be delivered through contract training. Coordination responsibilities will include providing leadership on program delivery, curriculum content, practicum coordination, student policies and enrolment. You will also liaise with industry, indigenous community representatives as well as funding agencies. Take Initiative. You are independent and self-motivated for this role and your energetic attitude and collaborative spirit will build the groundwork for success. In addition, you possess the experience, drive, and determination to further our relations with our Indigenous partners. Deliver Results. You have the drive and determination to ensure the successful delivery of our Practical Nursing programming. To deliver quality results, you must be current with the health industry in Manitoba and be able to establish collaborative relationships. You have strong interpersonal communication, public relation and written communication skills and value being part of a dynamic team and an ambassador for the college in the larger community. If you subscribe to the values above, hold an active and relevant nursing credential and have several years of current industry experience, we want to hear from you.


Southport Campus Competition # 22-16/17 Southport, MB Full-Time and Part-Time Term Positions Salary: $29.93 to $44.46 per hour Educational supplement: Masters $1.45/hour, PHD $2.89/hour

We are currently seeking a number of Instructors for our Practical Nursing program in Southport. Be Passionate. You will be an engaging and forward-thinking Instructor, ready to share your passion and knowledge of the nursing profession with our students in our Practical Nursing program. Enthusiasm that can be applied to classroom management, student evaluation, academic advising and related administrative duties will be essential. Take Initiative. We are looking for someone who loves to communicate, wants to share their knowledge and is committed to creating exceptional learning experiences for our students. With your relevant post-secondary nursing education and significant industry experience you will be able to contribute to an unparalleled student experience for our nursing students. Teaching experience in an adult environment is highly desirable, experience using Moodle an asset. Deliver Results. In order to deliver quality programming you will need to possess highly developed communication skills, strong organizational skills, and be able to work effectively as part of the Practical Nursing team. Welldeveloped technical skills, particularly in Microsoft Word, are essential. If you are up to the challenge of creating a truly remarkable experience for our students and our community then we look forward to your application. These competitions will remain open until filled.

If you are interested in these career opportunities, please forward your resumé and cover letter to: Assiniboine Community College c/o Human Resources 1430 Victoria Avenue East Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2A9 Fax: 204.725.8736 E-mail:

We thank you for your interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

with students, parents and the community. This program complements the division’s already successful full-time Kindergarten program that is in its fifth year. Presently, they have five

students enrolled in the Junior Kindergarten program and are always looking to accept new students. To register your child, simply visit the school at 159 Fosberry St., Laurier, Manitoba or call (204) 447-2068.

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HyLife Foods a division of the HyLife organization is engaged in the dressing and processing of hogs for both domestic and world markets. To reach and sustain its position as a premier supplier of quality food products it strives to employ talented and motivated people who are capable of reaching the cutting edge of their discipline. This position is based at the operations in the vibrant community of Neepawa, Manitoba which has a reputation for its beauty and high quality of life. Due to rapid growth we are looking for Meat Cutters/Production Personnel.

Responsibilities / Duties include but are not limited to: • Slaughter, eviscerate and mark hogs for further processing • Cut pork carcasses into primal cuts for further detailed specifications intended for commercial, industrial, institutional or wholesale use • To de-bone edible part and remove inedible organs or parts The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications: • Be able to work in a culturally diverse workplace • Have a good work ethic • Focus on treating people with dignity and respect • Appreciate a stable long term work environment • Experience as an Industrial Butcher or trimmer is required • Completion of secondary school may be required Current starting wage is $13.85/hour plus $1.00 per hour perfect attendance incentive! We offer a comprehensive benefits package and competitive compensation based on experience and knowledge. HyLife has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies. If you have the qualifications and the passion to meet this challenge then we would like to explore your potential. Please apply online at We thank all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.



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Council approves proposal for new Co-op agro centre RM of North CypressLangford September council meeting By Gloria Mott Submitted The proposal to move/relocate the Agro Centre of the Neepawa Gladstone Co-op to a new subdivision across from the HyLife hog plant moved another step closer after a public hearing for a zoning amendment. The hearing took place at the North Cypress-Langford meeting held on Sept. 12, with Reeve Adriaansen and all council in attendance, as well as Development Officer John McEntee. The Co-op is proposing a new site for their agro and offices on Pt NW 26-1415. Mr. Rob Melnyk from the Co-op and R and B Sumner, landowners, were in

attendance. Melnyk outlined the various activities that will take place at the site, now or eventually. Besides the office building, there will be chemical warehouse (herbicides, fungicides, seed treatments, insecticides), dry fertilizer storage, blending of fertilizers site, anhydrous, liquid fertilizers, bulk seeds and treatment facilities, a display for sale products, such as bins, and the petroleum card lock site. A diagram of the proposed ten acre site was included. The site is an AGR (Agriculture restricted) zone, and some of those activities are already conditional uses according to the previous Langford by-laws, but others are not. An amendment to the current bylaw would allow all the activities to take place. Neighbours were circulated with the information, which yielded no objections to the plan. An environmental license will also be sought, but the whole plan will not

be enacted at once. J. McEntee noted that the Cypress Planning District will have jurisdiction over some buildings and the larger public buildings will be under the Office of the Fire Commissioner. Eventually the site will all be fenced. Council had no issues with the proposal and gave the by-law amendment second and third reading. Milne also noted that the water hook-up was also a concern – not the hook-up for the office, which will be minimal, but to have provision for fire protection. Other large businesses in the area have fire hydrants, but all are on the north side of the road. Council feels that this matter should be discussed with the Town of Neepawa. Name the dump road? Mr. Ray Johnson attended to appeal to council regarding the road that leads to

the dump. He related how his late fatherin-law, Clarence Downey was a frequent visitor to the facility, in his quest to gather bicycles and bicycle parts. He actually got bikes from a number of places (yard sales) but also, people left them there for him. His bicycles have been sent all over the province and overseas as far as India and Ukraine. One thousand have ended up in Winnipeg and helping those who cannot afford bikes. He suggested that the dump road (off Hwy 351, west of Carberry) should have a name – and respectfully suggested that it be called, “Clarence Downey Way.” Reeve Adriaansen noted that his council cannot make any change without involving the Town, and suggested Johnson attend the joint meeting. He also noted that he would like to get a road naming policy in place, prior to naming any more roads. Continued on page 18

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Fibre optic cable installation Two months ago, McEntee introduced council to a proposal from Riverbend Hutterite Colony that would see fibre optic cable installed underground from the Riverbend to Acadia Colonies. This would facilitate the schooling on many colonies, which is done with high school video link and sharing teachers. Council passed a resolution approving the plan, providing they have permission from those affected, especially Highways and CPR. Jonathan Waldner attended council to update council on this plan. He explained that the radio links currently used for education cannot do high definition and, as the system serves from Ontario to the Saskatchewan border, the quality can be quite poor. The main server is in Winnipeg, but this cable will improve the whole system. The colony is anticipating that the Acadia half of the project, which involved trenching from the Melbourne hydro substation north, under the main CP Rail line and the Trans Canada Highway may take a long time to get approval. They want to start things going by installing the south half of the line – from Melbourne to Riverbend. This involves mainly along the eastern side of the Melbourne Rd., which means crossing several approaches. Most challenging will be going under the swamp and under the Carberry Trail. Waldner produced permission slips to cross the approaches, signed by the property owners. In response to the reeve’s question, the plan is to use a vibratory plow and place the cable four feet below the bottom of the ditch. They have contacted Hydro and MTS for cable locations. Council were satisfied and gave approval to both phases – phase one (Riverbend side); and phase two (Acadia side - with approvals). In addition to its educational applications, Waldner noted that the cable will also be used for business communication and information services. Other business McEntee brought forward a plan to allow two

electric services for McFarm Storage Inc. A new building at the site (off Fredrick Rd., south of the potato plant) will provide additional office space and storage of processed materials from the starch plant. Council gave approval for the line which will go under Fredrick Rd. and to the new building. Resolutions from the joint meeting were passed. Council agreed to repair the old pumper truck at a cost of $13,620, shared jointly with the Town of Carberry. They agreed to hire Gill Davison on an as-needed basis and set her wage 50/50 with the town. They agreed to purchase a 2016 John Deere mower for the Parks and Recreation Dept., shared 50/50 with the town, from J. Meyers. Council agreed to purchase a 7x12 trailer from the Carberry North Cypress Fire Dept at a cost of $1,000 – shared jointly. CAO Jones questioned whether they wanted to meet with RCMP at convention. Council felt that there were other areas of government they would prefer to meet – like Health and Finance – but unfortunately, those are not offered. Council added an outstanding fine to taxes, for a resident who had a fire on his property during the fire ban. Federal Gas Tax Funding is in place for the second installment of 2016 - $70,937.12. These monies – along with a backlog of other installments, cannot be accessed without approval through the federal government. Several projects have been submitted and council are waiting news of their approval. The November council meeting will take place in Brookdale on Nov. 14. This will allow residents in the northern part of the municipality a chance to sit in on a council meeting, if they desire. It also will give council a chance to answer some questions from ratepayers. There was some discussion regarding the water system (some Langford area residents are serviced by Neepawa water). Councillor Drayson noted that he felt there should be a program set for maintenance issues for the system: when to check/exercise pumps, flush lines, test water etc. The ‘end of the line’ residents have their water tested, under the assumption that if their water is okay, then the whole line is. Council formed a com-

mittee (consisting of Drayson and Davidson) to deal with water supply issues. Council received notice of the changes that need to be added to the assessment roll. Council approved the additions that will mean another $16,776.72 in the municipal budget. Correspondence Council received a newsletter from the RCA Museum. Adriaansen suggested that more information from this body should be brought to the council table. The Seton Centre also forwarded their membership and newsletter. They are recognizing Ernest Thompson Seton’s 156th birthday. Manitoba Plowing Association sent information about their Plowing Days, Oct. 1 and 2. This will take place at three miles north of the junction of Highway #1 and #5. It was too late to purchase an advertisement for their brochure, so a grant of $50 was approved. A copy of a letter of approval to G. Prudnikov to widen the access to SW 10-11-16 to eight metres (from Highways) was given approval. A letter was received from Maple Leaf thanking council for allowing producers to choose their own groundwater monitoring. Around the table Gerond Davidson questioned enacting speed limits within rural residential subdivisions. Generally, that is not council’s jurisdiction. However, signs such as “Please slow down” or “Children Playing” can be effective in curbing the rate of traffic. He will order some for the subdivision question. Councillor Drayson questioned why we are spraying weeds along highways instead of our municipal roads. The municipality is reimbursed for highway spraying. He also questioned why the new truck is not being used.

There is some reticence in using the new truck, as it is highly technical and uses a different spray system. Councillor Campbell suggested that the plates be taken off the old one, so that the new one must be used. Council is also working to find another seasonal operator that would help to get the whole municipality covered, as our current weed sprayer is busy doing other jobs as well. Councillor Drayson also brought up the problem of Road 90 (Montgomery Road), which was impassable this spring and will be only worse next spring – if nothing is done. In particular there are two bad spots that are dirt only. The road is slated for repair next June (strip down, install geotex, and a-base, and regravel with a crown), but council realizes that something must be done before then. As a stopgap measure, they will have the road graveled, in hopes that it will get them through the spring until the main work will be done in June. Councillor Hockin brought up the spruce trees that are leaning towards the skating rink at Brookdale. There are fears that one of them will fall on the rink. One quote was received, but council will ask for another before authorizing the trees to be removed. Should this be shared with the Brookdale Recreation Board? It was suggested to make sure that whoever does the job is insured. Councillor Tolton suggested that stop signs are needed at the intersections of Roads 59 and 76. Prior to adjournment, accounts totalling $333,478.03 plus direct deposits were approved for payment. Next meeting will be October 11th (as Thanksgiving is the Monday) A joint meeting with Carberry will be held on Tuesday Sept. 27.

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Kaleidoscope concert series kicks off Submitted The Neepawa Banner On Oct. 6 the Kaleidoscope concert series kicks off its season with two shows for the price of one! Middle Coast’s impressive and engaging live sets have already earned them heaps of accolades – including the “Favourite New Band” distinction from Winnipeg weekly The Uniter – in addition to billings at CMW, Cavendish Beach Music Festival and the Winnipeg Folk Festival, where they received the Rising Star award. They’ve also been tapped to open for The Sheepdogs and, on an upcoming 2016 fall tour, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald. Which is why our date at the Roxy had to be changed to Oct. 6. Middle Coast, is a Manitoba group whose selfdescribed ‘70s-style yacht rock will be the new soundtrack to your dockside daydreams and breezy evening drives. Drawing on influences ranging from The Guess Who, to The Eagles, to Hall & Oates, with tinges of Motown soul and Nashville twang, members Liam Duncan, Dylan MacDonald and Roman Clarke have cemented their signature sound and attracted some impressive industry attention – all without a formal album release to

their name. What they do have to their name, though, is a heralded live show born of hundreds of sets and thousands of hours logged in the van in just a few short years. They united in their early teens, playing shows virtually every weekend despite their still-in-school status (sometimes circumvented with fake IDs) and filling their summers with festival dates – “which was pretty awesome for a bunch of 15-year-olds,” Duncan enthuses. Through rigorous practice and self-scrutinized performances – recording and analyzing every single show – the band developed a unique musical synergy that makes their collective output far more striking than the sum of its individual parts. The band has already recorded with the likes of Howard Redekopp (Tegan & Sara, New Pornographers), Don Benedictson (The Bros. Landreth, Valdy), and Dave Schiffman (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer), though most fruits of that labour have yet to see daylight, as the band continues to build its professional team and position themselves for a breakthrough. Soon, all the pieces will be in place and The Middle Coast will be poised to match the reputation of

their live show with one for their records, undoubtedly on a much larger scale. The Middle Coast’s melodies are simultaneously vintage and vanguard, throwback and trailblazing and regardless of age, genre, or geography, will have listeners across the board feeling right at home. In the second half of the show, is called Rave On and is a Buddy Holly revival. This incredible group breathes new life into the music of Buddy Holly. It’s the Buddy Holly concert reimagined, which includes many of Buddy Holly’s big hits. It’s the some of the same three members, but a big Buddy Holly  tribute! Don’t miss this show. Rush seats are available at Herbs for Health and Arts Forward (VCC) or at the door for $25.00. You can still purchase season’s passes for $65.00, which entitles you to three more concerts.  Student tickets are balcony only and just $5.00 a show. Upcoming concerts feature the Eastern Bells on November 3, MTC’s Last Train to Nibroc, February 22, 2017, and Lisa Brokop as Patsy Cline on March 25, 2017!  Do not miss this season. It’s one of the best ones yet!

New blood needed to keep NACTV afloat Continued from page 11 “All the others across the country have one by one vanished. And the CRTC is not letting any more out, so if Neepawa goes down, there will be just six left. There is no taking a six month hiatus and coming back and trying to get another licence. If [the license] is gone, it’s gone.” Traill noted that since the television station was picked up by the Bell and MTS satellite feeds, as well as locally on Westman Cable and over the air, people from across Canada have become familiar with the station and the community. He said they know this because people across the nation have reached out to them. “It’s funny, the number of interactions we have. We’ve had people from Vancouver Island, people in Newfoundland and Labrador, Northern Ontario and of course all over Manitoba who have contacted us about our programming, and that’s all recently, within the past few weeks and months. History indicates that on average, only three per cent of your viewership will take the time to write you or contact you about the programming. So if we have these people from all over Canada contacting us about the channel, you can bet that there are many more who watch but don’t [contact us],” Traill hopes that a group of people will

be able to step up and accept the challenge of keeping the station running. He said that the equipment is in place and the station receives video from many regional organizations on a regular basis, so the contacts are still all there. He’s optimistic that a slightly revised programming schedule for the new people will work, because NACTV as a station already exceeds its content requirements. Traill closed out by noting that Neepawa has something truly special broadcasting over the airwaves. “We have something here in our community that’s like nothing else in Canada. The other thing people should know is that the CRTC has directed that, if we lose the station, we’d be covered by other larger station. The nearest stations with similar licensing are in Regina and Thunder Bay. They’d be responsible for rural Manitoba and you know that our stories would not be the priority,” Traill said “The thing I don’t want – People are coming up and being sympathetic. I did this job for over 30 years because I was doing what I wanted to do. I’m now backing off, not because I want to, but because I need to, I have to. So, sympathy doesn’t need to be there, just save the damn station and I’ll be the happiest guy in the world.”

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Neepawa residents give to Drive Away Hunger By Miranda Leybourne The Neepawa Banner Neepawa area residents who stopped by the Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op grocery store on Fri., Sept. 23, had a chance to take a bite out of local hunger thanks to a partnership between Farm Credit Canada (FCC), the Neepawa Salvation Army and the NeepawaGladstone Co-op. Amanda Naughton-Gale, community services representative for the Neepawa Salvation Army, and Maureen Cox of FCC were on hand at the store to share information about the local food bank and to collect donations as part of FCC’s annual Drive Away Hunger campaign. Naughton-Gale says that there is a real need in the community for the food bank and other services the Salvation Army can help clients with. According to her, around 60 families

make use of the Neepawa Salvation Army food bank, which serves the communities of McCreary, Gladstone, Wellwood and Franklin. “At Christmas time that need goes up to about 100,” she explains. “Most of our clients are people that have low income or are on income assistance, but we’ve helped clients that have…lost a job or had something happen with their paycheque that week.” And when they come to the food bank, they leave with more than just things to fill their fridges and cupboards. “If you’re a first time user, you’ll come in and have a seat with me,” Naughton-Gale says. “We’ll go through what’s going on in your household situation and we’ll go through a household budget as well.” Clients, she explains, can access the food bank’s services once every two

months. The second time an individual makes use of the food bank, they are required to bring a bank statement so that they can receive help with analyzing their finances. “We don’t care how people are spending their money, but we want to make sure that our clients know where their money is being spent,” NaughtonGale explains. “So that’s just [about] providing some financial literacy and building skills around money management.” Above all, NaughtonGale says, no one should pass judgement about who uses the food bank – and that includes judgement that the clients can feel towards themselves. “You don’t know what’s going on in somebody’s household. And you know what? There’s a time in everyone’s life where we could all do with a little hand up.” Neepawa residents cer-

tainly showed that they cared about the issue of local hunger, donating both food and money to the cause. “There’s never a doubt that this community supports what we do at the Salvation Army,” NaughtonGale affirms. “We thank everyone that was involved in the food drive.” The food bank operates out of the Neepawa Salvation Army thrift store on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Last Friday, Maureen Cox (left), from Farm Credit Canada, and Amanda Naughton-Gale, of the Neepawa Salvation Army, were at the NeepawaGladstone Co-op grocery store collecting food and money for FCC’s Drive Away Hunger campaign. PHOTO BY MIRANDA LEYBOURNE


Neepawa Banner, September 30, 2016  
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