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Friday, October 7, 2016 • Vol.27 No.50 • Neepawa, Manitoba

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A show of vintage horse power Under the watchful eye of Art Gibson, Justin McKee guides his horses down the furrow during this year’s plowing days. The two day event, held Oct. 1 and 2 in Carberry, was hosted by the Manitoba Plowing Association and the Carberry Agricultural Society. It featured two days of vintage horsepower, both four-legged and machine. See more on Page 19.


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Neepawa welcomes the world at annual event By Tony Eu The Neepawa Banner This past weekend, Neepawa was host to 21 people from all over the world. As part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, exchange students in Rotary District 5550, which encompasses Saskatchewan, Manitoba and northern Ontario, came to Neepawa for a weekend orientation, hosted by Inner Wheel. What is Inner Wheel? “We’re the auxiliary attachment to Rotary. We’re the spouses,” answered members of the Neepawa district. “This is the 39th year Inner Wheel has been hosting this weekend,” said Myra Bennet, a spokesperson for Inner Wheel. The weekend, which is a compulsory event for Rotary exchange students, is the first of four orientation weekends that students attend. The weekend events take place throughout the Rotary District, allowing the students to see different parts of

Canada, as well as meet up with each other. Neepawa has historically been and will continue to be, for the foreseeable future, the location of this first orientation, as it’s located at the centre of District 5550. While in Neepawa, the exchange students, who are between 16 and 18 years old, are billeted in Rotary and Inner Wheel members houses. This year, the district is host to students from 15 different countries across Europe, South America and Asia. Their first impressions of Canada were very positive. “The people are very nice, helpful and so welcoming,” one student mentioned. “I really enjoy it, the cultural diversity. The people are really nice and friendly,” another chimed in. A third added, “I like the nature, especially now in the fall, when you have the leaves. Where I live, it’s all flats and flats and city, it’s really difficult to find trees and nature like you have here.”


The Saturday evening banquet included some student-led entertainment, some of which even included participation from Neepawa Rotary and Inner Wheel members. As for what struck them the most about Canada, their answers varied wildly. One student answered with, “the Canadian way of welcoming.” He went on to say, “I came to the airport and my host family met me

and they hugged me right off. Then we went to have pizza for supper and my host dad, he just talked to everyone. He didn’t even know them, but that’s just how you do it in Canada. It was so unfamiliar to me

since I’m from Sweden. You don’t talk to strangers at all.” Others commented on the size of our roads and the space between towns, one noted the number of lakes we have and some of them even commented on how much artificial light we have in our homes. The students arrived in Neepawa Friday evening, where they met the other exchange students for the first time, as well as their host families for the weekend. On Saturday, the students attended an orienteering session in the morning, followed by a wiener roast at Rotary Park, where the the bird sanctuary is located. As

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‘I really want to see snow, I’ve never seen snow’ Continued from page 2 That evening, Inner Wheel hosted a banquet for the students, where they performed entertainment based on their home country. Some of them sang, some of them danced and some tried to teach the crowd to dance, to name a few of the performances. At the end of the night, the students went home to stay one more night in Neepawa with their host families. Sunday morning, the students packed up and headed off, back to their home communities

for the rest of the year. Most of what the students are excited to see over the rest of their trip involves winter. “I really want to see snow, I’ve never seen snow,” one of the exchange students from Brazil said. “I’m looking forward to the cold winter, because it seems so exotic that it’s [so] cold and how excited people are for hockey, actually,” another said. Two of the students are staying in our area. Agi Nagy is spending her year right here in Neepawa.

She’s the first Rotary exchange student from Slovakia that Rotary District 5550 has ever had. The other student is Kosuke Yoshioka, from Japan. Yoshioka is spending his year in Minnedosa.

The bird sanctuary’s two emus, Jake and Jill, were popular among the exchange students visiting Neepawa. PHOTO BY TONY EU


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OCTOBER 7, 2016

Time for a new approach

by Chad Carpenter


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here are only two ways to increase net profit: increase income or decrease expenses. When a company wants or needs to establish a higher profit margin, it has those same two choices. A company can make more stuff or get in more product and then sell more. It can also decrease expenses. For a government at any level it is a bit more difficult, as they don’t have the same control over income. Taxes are based on the economy’s productivity and government can’t do much about that in the short term, they can, however, cut expenses. In a public setting, that is a very tough thing to do. Many government jobs are protected by contract or union agreement. In addition, when cuts are made, there is a public outcry about job losses. It’s interesting that when a government cuts jobs, there’s often a huge public outcry. When a company closes a plant and there are wide spread job cuts, there is also the same kind of outcry. It’s also interesting that thousands of jobs have been cut in the news media and there hasn’t been much of an outcry. The Province of Manitoba is undergoing some job cuts right now and as Premier Pallister pointed out in a news conference this past week, not all the funding requests to government can be met. Personally, I think all funding requests to government should be put on hold. We have had 17 years of unfettered spending and a lot of it hasn’t been in the right places. The NDP were masters at avoiding the hard decisions and it came around and bit them. Unfortunately, it bit us all. The province was absolutely correct in cancelling the new $75 million headquarters for Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. It would have saved some money but cost four times as much as it would have saved. They are right in cancelling the East Side Road Authority. That group, I am sure, had all the right intentions but results were pretty skimpy. The province has a very diffi-

cult decision to make and RIGHT IN that is how THE CENTRE much money gets spent in maintaining what level of services and in how many communities. There are Our hospitals are running some remote communities where much longer than one would have viability is very precarious, to thought and God bless them, it’s live there must be a very tough hard work. I know hospitals are existence. Some day, some time, staffed 24/7 but a family friend’s the question has to be asked, dad had a scheduled surgery at “How long do we pretend there is 10 pm last week. His family was viability in some communities?” grateful and amazed. I am sure It’s a horrible question but it there are complicating factors but has to be asked. North America if Manitoba is short of doctors has thousands of ghost towns. who want to stay in Manitoba, As people demand (and maybe then shouldn’t we be only training deserve) better levels of services, doctors who want to stay here? If a we may well have more ghost big medical school wants to train towns as the economy makes doctors to go all over the world, its decisions. It is almost imposgo for it, but Manitoba should sible to provide adequate levels be training doctors, Manitoba of health care and education in resident people, who want to every community. Governments stay here, period. Manitoba has may need to stop trying to provide no obligation to train for needs everything to everybody and work elsewhere when the province is on a transition strategy for some going broke. communities. Manitoba has a huge deficit to As far as government funding slay and Canada’s is much worse. is concerned, some serious quesFor the most part, politicians tions have to be answered on the have no interest in balancing capital side. We could automatictheir budget. It’s very sad but ally get 16 per cent more capacity losses have to be eliminated and in our schools if they were open 12 then debt has to be addressed. months a year and on a semester Pallister was very correct in his system. The whole world seems to analogy. Government is not Santa revolve around the July/August Claus, the government isn’t one school break but maybe we can’t big Christmas catalogue where afford that. It also no secret that you can flip the pages and expect there isn’t a whole lot of academic to get whatever you want. The teaching going on in June as the province should shut down all school year starts to wind down. capital expenses for a few years. We could, and should, also be Some services may not be viable, using our schools earlier in the some communities are simply day and later at night. In the early not viable and the whole picture ‘70s, NACI was open for a variety has to be examined. Basically, if of adult education and communthere is no viable employment ity recreational activities until 10 opportunities and no economic p.m. many nights. It was called the growth in a community it is time Neepawa and Area Community to examine if growth will ever Schools program. There should come. Or does the community be no school expansions until need to shut down. all schools are filled and filled That question has to be asked 12 months of the year, 16 hours before any more taxpayers money a day, at least five days a week is poured into it. and maybe six.

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oon, Neepawa will lose a local landmark and reminder of its early prominence. After years of neglect, the Davidson House is slated for demolition. Built in 1887 for the town’s co-founder, businessman and politician John A. Davidson, the Davidson House stands proudly at the top of the hill on the east side of Neepawa. For more than 100 years, it has watched over the town’s development, seen by everyone as they travelled down Main MY St (Highway 16). PERSPECTIVE Originally more modest, the now threestory house ate underwent renovations in ackman tkinson 1901, when the two-story building was enlarged and covered with brick. It featured 26 rooms, with decorative millwork, plate rails, a curved staircase, pool room and conservancy. In 1916, it was sold to another prominent local businessman, William Henry Guinn, founder of Guinn Brothers Marble and Granite Works. It remained in the Guinn family until 1976, when it was sold and subdivided into apartments. It has been vacant for about a decade “The Castle”, as it’s commonly called, was given a municipal heritage designation in 2000. This summer, the Town of Neepawa applied to have the designation removed. After years of neglect, the building had been deemed unfit for habitation by Manitoba Health and is slated for demolition, likely next spring. Those who have been in the building (I haven’t) have pointed to a number of issues. A long-standing leaking roof has damaged all the wood below, the floors at each level are said to be too damaged to reliably support a person. Not surprisingly, there is also a mold problem. I have heard that the foundation needs some work too. I’m sorry to see the building go, it’s a beautiful example of Queen Anne architecture, with high towers, bay windows and gables, but we have seen many older buildings go, as they have deteriorated. My concern is that we have allowed the building to crumble, while simultaneously celebrating it’s importance to our community with a heritage designation. The numbers I have heard point to a minimum of $1 million, but likely more, to restore the building. We didn’t get to this point overnight– In 2006, when the building changed hands, the new owner said that it was due for a new roof. At that point, the trusses were still sound, but the sheeting needed to be replaced. Heritage designations aren’t just given out and to be designated as a heritage site, four factors are considered: the history and context of the site or people associated with the site; the presence of a noteworthy event on the site; the site’s importance as a visual or historic landmark and whether the building has notable, rare or early example of a certain type of architecture. This case points to a clear need for a better way to preserve and protect our heritage buildings. Caring for older buildings is expensive, especially when the goal is to keep them as close to original condition as possible. If we, as a community, have decided that a building is worth recognizing, then it’s worth preserving. Currently, owners of designated heritage sites can get property tax credits and grants, but only for certain types of projects, but there needs to be a better incentive for owners to keep their buildings in good repair. Or punishment if they don’t. Once a building has been given heritage designation, then it should be subjected to a reduced level of property tax, as long as it is kept in good repair. The understanding being that this would free up additional money to invest in the property. On the flip side, municipalities should be able step in more quickly to remedy a problem. For close to a decade, the building was allowed to degrade to the point that it doesn’t make sense to restore it. The presence of heritage buildings improves the overall value of a community. In Neepawa, like in many other communities, our history is an important part of our town’s character and marketing – When people come to Neepawa, they talk about the stately buildings and the trees. It’s time the value that these buildings provide to the community as a whole be rewarded.




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OCTOBER 7, 2016

Two little, powerful words I’ve been thinking lately about the power of two little words. We use them a lot. Sometimes we abbreviate them (as in a text or instant message). Sometimes we use their shortened form. Sometimes we mutter them under our breath. Sometimes we use them, but our tone of voice suggests that we might not really mean what we’re saying. The words are there, but the feeling isn’t; and that needs to change. The words, as you might have guessed by now, are “thank you.” In my younger years, I used those words quite casually. It was, as my mother often said: “the polite thing to do.” She told me that “please” and “thank you” were magic words that, if used properly, would significantly increase the chances of my requests being granted. So in my younger years, when I used those words, I said “please” to get something I wanted and “thank you” because it was the right thing to say. Over time, I have learned that saying “thank you” can

FAITHFULLY YOURS Neil Strohschein send a powerful message to those whose actions have been a blessing to us; as I hope the following story illustrates. A few weeks ago, while on a short holiday, my wife and I paid a visit to the Saskatoon Zoo. We had been there before so we knew that the facility was quite big. We have a wheelchair that she uses for visits to large shopping malls and places like zoos that require a lot of walking in order to see the whole facility. She was in her wheelchair as we approached the Zoo’s entrance. When we arrived, the clerk informed us that we would be charged one adult admission. “This is our policy,” she said. “We want everyone to be able to visit the Zoo. So when someone comes in a wheelchair, he or she pays admission.

The one pushing the chair gets in free.” On that day, “thank you” couldn’t begin to express the gratitude we felt for the blessing we had received. Looking back, I thought of two things that contributed to the gratitude I felt that day. First, we had received something of great value. The waived fee sent a message. It said: “You are important to us. We want this visit to be the first of many you will make to our facility and we will do all we can to help make that happen.” We got the point—and we will go back again. Second, what we received came at a cost that others had to pay. The Saskatoon Zoo has over a mile of walking trails leading to its animal enclosures. Most are paved. The graveled ones are well maintained

with strategically placed ramps that enable wheelchairs, power chairs and scooters to navigate them safely. Washrooms are handicapped accessible. Even the gift shop has wide aisles to enable wheelchair access. These things cost money—money that comes from the admission fees paid by those without mobility issues. What we received came at a cost to them. What we saw in Saskatoon wasn’t unique. Every day, wherever we are, we see people just like those we met that day. They give of themselves, often going above and beyond the call of duty to serve the residents in our communities with integrity, dignity and a commitment to excellence. They deserve much more than just a casual “thank you.” They deserve to hear those words spoken with feeling—spoken in a way that reflects our awareness of and appreciation for all that they do to make our communities better places in which to live.

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t happened. I caught a cold. Perhaps a flue/ cold, but the results are the same. Much nose blowing, much coughing and hacking, much, much fatigue. It started my first morning in Slave Lake. Early morning I snuck into the kitchen for a spoonful of honey. I wanted instant relief from the itch in my throat, and I did not want to disturb the household. Honey worked. Short term. By the time the family was awake I knew I needed to find the medicine chest. Fortunately, it was well stocked. With the regular ingestion of modern medicine, I enjoyed time at the lakeshore, long walks around town, love and laughter from the three generations younger than I. But by late night game time, and I have been a leader in late nights, I grumbled my excuses and headed to bed. The one

HOMEBODIES Rita Friesen morning every part of my body ached, even my flesh hurt when touched, and I longed to pull the covers over my head and hibernate for a day, or two. The sounds of children at play roused me from my daydreams and I swigged back a spoonful of Buckley’s, popped in a throat lozenge and one more little yellow pill for colds and sinuses, and faced the day. And felt the better for it. The days were filled with so much fun. The day at the beach involved a metal detector that only located iron. Did not meet my needs, but the sun, the wind, family and the laughing dogs made the


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his Sunday we celebrate a day, maybe with family and friends, where we express our thankfulness for a year passed. Maybe the year has been full of challenges or even grief, but in the midst of it all there are moments and occasions where we can say “thank you” for what happened or did not happen. I’m sure the farmers are very thankful for a bountiful harvest in most places in the Valley this year. The

time precious. I got to go on a run with my son. From Slave Lake to Edmonton for a fill, then on to Hinton, Grand Cache and Grande Prairie. One granddaughter and her family live at grand Prairie and everyone was already there for another fun filled day. Almost twelve hours in the rig gave us opportunity to explore new thoughts, reflect on the past and offer love and support to each other as we approach the two-year anniversary of the loss of our patriarch. Needed that. One on the highlights was sitting around the kitchen table with four generations of the Friesen family, playing games and sharing

ideas. Yahtzee, Double Trouble, and a new Paw Patrol board game allowed from four to seventy an enjoyable memory making time. Right along with that was getting to see the hair salon that my grandsons opened in the basement of their home. Complimentary cut and colour for grandma! The cold lingered, threatened and annoyed, but I bulled through. Back at home I succumbed. I spent a day on the big chair, a book and a cup of tea at my side and a dog on my lap. Rest and more rest. Liquids and more liquids – who needs to sleep through a night anyway? So, a week back at home and I am still careful. When out walking I have Kleenex in the left pocket and scoop bags in the right. And the right hand knows what the left hand is doing!

gardeners have an overflow of produce. We can be very thankful for the freedom we have in this country, freedom to worship, freedom of speech, freedom to travel without danger and the list grows longer the more we think about it. The Bible talks a lot too about giving thanks. David talks in the Psalms about giving thanks in many chapters. Psalm 92 is called “A Praise for God’s Goodness” and verse 1 tells us “It is good to give thanks to the Lord and sing praises to His name.” Why? “For He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him” (verse 15). Let us be thankful.



Carbon tax Not so bad? Omigawd! Civilization as we know it has come crashing down. Children will be dying of starvation. So say the conservative defenders of the faith. Trudeau is imposing a carbon tax. But how much will the tax affect the price of fuel. Simple arithmetic. $10.00 per tonne is 1 cent per kilogram. Gasoline weighs about 800 grams per litre and contains 85% carbon, thus about 680 grams of carbon per litre. It follows that the tax will add about 2/3 of a penny to the price of a litre of gas. Even 5 years hence, when the tax increases to $50.00 per tonne, it will amount to less than 4 cents per litre. It will certainly not be enough to have any effect on our fuel usage. Leonard Paramor Arden, MB

Mental illness awareness week Mental Illness Awareness Week, October second to eighth, includes a public awareness campaign that aims to better inform and educate Canadians about the issues surrounding mental illness. The theme of the week for 2016 is “Spreading Awareness – Reducing Stigma”. The campaign runs October 2-8 and it represents many important issues…. First and foremost, it puts a human face on mental illness by featuring the stories of people living with mental illness. Check out this year’s faces: www. The campaign also highlights the incredibly wide spectrum of those touched by mental illness, including: families, friends, care providers, teachers and all manner of health care practitioners. It encourages all of us - including our governments - to face and address the issues. Mental Illness Awareness Week brings us some fundamental messages: 1. Reach out. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or to ask how you can help. This is a message for the family as well as for the person who is suffering alone and for all of us who know someone in trouble. 2. Get help early. Early intervention and treatment can reduce long term disability and enhance recovery. 3. Talk about it. Share your stories to help others understand. 4. Share the care. Treatment and support of people with mental illness involves many types of caregivers; each has an important role to play. 5. Hope. While there are no cures for severe mental illnesses, improved treatments and community supports offer increased hope for recovery from its symptoms and a better quality of life. 6. Respect differences. People with mental illnesses and their families are as diverse as the general population. It’s crucial that we educate Canadians about the nature of mental illness and reduce the STIGMA associated with it. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding mental illness often prevents sufferers from seeking the help they need, impairs recovery, affects the quality and availability of care and needed supports and even takes lives. Stigma also continues to keep mental health low on the health agenda. For more information on education, programs, events and opportunities to get involved or to seek support please contact: Tess Lelond, Mental Health Promotion 204-578-2486 or Tracy Ridgen, Mental Health Promotion 204-5782450 or Mental disorders can result in a profound burden of illness, causing suffering, disability, hospitalization and suicide. The World Health Organization (2011) has affirmed that mental illness is one of the largest contributors to disability worldwide. Prairie Mountain Health

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By Miranda Leybourne The Neepawa Banner The Rotary Park Bird Sanctuary is in need of volunteers to help protect the birds from the harshness of a prairie winter, before cold weather sets in. Located one km south of Highway 16 on the south side of Park Lake in Neepawa, the sanctuary offers shelter to a multitude of birds, including: two emu, three peacocks and six peahens, 14 call ducks, five male and five female red golden pheasants, five Rouen ducks, a pair of yellow flame pheasants, a pair of Swinhoe’s pheasants, five rabbits and 20 chickens. Unfortunately, volunteers believe that some baby chicks ran afoul of a mink recently. Amanda Novak, of the Town of Neepawa, says this is one of the main reasons volunteers are so very needed to improve the current state of the facilities. “We need people who are a little bit handy to come down,” she says. “If they have any of the materials we need, or want to come down and donate their time to try

and improve things, we would accept any of that help.” Novak says while enough volunteers have signed up to feed and water the birds up until March, the real need is for the facilities to undergo repairs, winterization and a thorough cleaning. Novak believes the bird park is important for many in the community and beyond. “I’ve had people from out of town and random people express how much they just totally appreciate that bird farm,” she notes. “The schools use it as an educational tool.” The town and volunteers aren’t just looking to protect what the bird park currently offers, but to expand it and draw more people to it as well. According to Novak, thanks to a grant from the Town of Neepawa, new signage will be put up on the highway directing people to the attraction. Those wishing to donate materials or time to improving facilities at the bird sanctuary are encouraged to call Brenda Fergusson at 204-476-3787 or text Richard Masters in the evening at 204-212-0489.



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A 60th celebration for Neepawa Inner Wheel

Submitted Neepawa Inner Wheel This year, the Neepawa Inner Wheel (IW) Club is remembering its 60th anniversary. To celebrate, club members hosted the Inner Wheel District 555’s annual general meeting called ‘Fun & Friendship’ on Sept. 16 and 17, in the Arts Forward Centre and the Legion Hall. Visiting Inner Wheel members included the IW Canadian National Representative from St. Mary’s, Ontario, and the IW District International Representative, from Flin Flon, as well as ladies and their husbands, also from Regina and Weyburn. In addition to meeting, sharing, games and delicious meals, out-of-town visitors appreciated the opportunity to tour the Margaret Laurence House and Beautiful Plains Museum. In turn, Neepawa’s Inner Wheel shared celebratory donations to both of these tourist sites — as well as toward Neepawa’s own Victoria’s Quilts. Sixty years ago, the Charter Meeting of the Neepawa Inner Wheel took place at Knox Presbyterian Church. Present were 24 ‘Charter’ members, along with five visitors from Minnedosa. Neepawa’s was the third such club to be formed in Manitoba — Winnipeg and Minnedosa already had clubs by this time. In keeping with the founding motto ‘Friendship & Service,’ clothes, books and toys were sent to an Indian Mission in the North West Territories. Patients at the Brandon Hospital of Mental Diseases were remembered with Christmas gifts and holiday hampers were provided for Neepawa shut-ins and people in need. In 1964, a ‘Farmer Doll’ was sent to Australia to add to their collection from all over the world. In 1965, Neepawa’s contribution to the International Inner Wheel Recipe Book was for pumpkin pie! In 1978, Neepawa Inner Wheel members noticed that this area’s Rotary International Exchange Students need-

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ed an opportunity to meet each other and get acquainted. Thus, these students were invited to Neepawa, hosted by Rotary families and gathered — over a weekend, in a member’s home — for a time of fellowship and fun. This event became so popular and well-received that it has since evolved into what is now a compulsory orientation for all international exchange students in this Rotary District. Inner Wheel still organizes this event and, assisted by Rotarians, hosts these students with activities such as a wiener roast and tours. Hosted by Neepawa’s Inner Wheel, the 39th such International Rotary Student Exchange Orientation was just convened on Sept. 30 to Oct 1. Over the years, Neepawa has entertained three Inner Wheel International Presidents and convened four ‘Fun & Friendship’ events. The club is proud and pleased to have had members serve on Inner Wheel’s national and international boards, with many others having served and continuing to work at the district level. Ongoing projects include, since 1970, supporting a foster child, monthly visiting to East View Lodge and now Country Meadows, with a flower for each person celebrating a birthday. Other activities include donating a trophy to junior piano at the Neepawa Fine Arts Festi-


The 2016 Neepawa Inner Wheel Members.

val, contributing financially to the annual Inner Wheel District project and co-supporting NACI students to participate in the annual Rotary Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) at the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg. Fundraisers have included pie sales and a ‘White Elephant Table,’ bridge or whist tournaments, food service for the Rotary Auction and a ‘Traveling Basket.’ Instead of a gift exchange at Christmas, each member donates to send a local child to summer camp. Currently, the Neepawa Inner Wheel Club has 20 members who meet once a month in a local restaurant, for a meeting, program, coffee and time of fellowship — continuing and enhancing their founding Inner Wheel Motto of ‘Friendship and Service.’

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Three lucky families got a free meal in their field The annual Meals in the Fields contest has wrapped up another year of food on the farm. The draw to determine the winners of this year’s event happened at the end of August. The contest was sponsored by Kulbacki Seeds, MNP, Neepawa Banner, Neepawa Press, Beautiful Plains Credit Union and Chicken Corral. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

Top left: The farm owned by Harvey and Darla Hanke was the winner of one of the two meals delivered by Beautiful Plains Credit Union. Above: The farmed owned by Dereck Marcinyk was the lucky recipient of the meal d e l i v e r e d b y M N P. Left: Bremner Farms won the other meal delivered by the Beautiful Plains Credit Union.



Who are these mystery All-Stars? Submitted The Neepawa Banner

One sunny winter day back in 1933, 10 men stood on the ice at Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park, got their picture taken, then played and lost a couple of hockey games against the Intermediate hockey team from Dauphin. These men were part of the Riding Mountain Relief Camp All Stars, a group of hockey players from various camps around the lake who would play against teams from the surrounding communities. Canada’s national parks belong to all Canadians and Parks Canada protects and presents these treasures because they tell stories of who we are. Riding Mountain National Park was the only park at the time that had organized sports events for camp workers and on some Sundays, after church of course, a thousand people would gather around the boards to watch the games. Their goalie, Walter (Turk) Broda, from Brandon, would go on to win five Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs. We’ve found two lists of names associated with the Riding Mountain All Stars,

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A historic picture from 1933 of a team of hockey team that played on the Clear Lake ice, during the time of Relief Camp workers. from games against Dauphin, but we only have the last names: Broda, Beatty, Galbraith, Porier, Osmack, Brodack, Pickup, Johnson, Dinsdale, and Parrott. Might they be the fellows in the photograph? We know two of the men played with the Elmwood Millionaires before coming to Clear Lake but we don’t know who they are. Maybe you recognize some of these family names. Maybe

one of these men is a not so distant relative, a great uncle, your grandfather? Where did these men come from? What is their story? Maybe you’ve seen one of the N.P.C jerseys in someone’s rec room collection somewhere? As we near the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the Government of Canada invites Canadians to experience and learn more about

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‘The Castle’ to lose its throne



Left: This photo of “The Castle” was taken around 2000, when the building was recognized with a municipal heritage designation. Above: The front of Davidson House, located at 344 Main St. E in Neepawa, looks much different in 2016. It has been boarded up to prevent people from gaining access to the now condemned building. By Kate Jackman-Atkinson and John DIetz The Neepawa Banner This imposing threestorey Davidson House, a Neepawa landmark known as ‘The Castle’, is entering its last winter. Due to extensive interior decay and black mould, as well as an asbestos issue, an order to demolish the building has been issued. With the building secured, the Town is expecting that demolition will occur next spring. The Castle, at 344 Main St., has been vacant for more than 10 years. The house and two lots were a designated municipal heritage site in July 2000. It was registered in 2005 as a Canadian historic site. This summer, the Town

applied to have the heritage designated removed, noting that the property had deteriorated and was no longer deemed a sustainable heritage site. The designation was rescinded in June 2016. A building inspection, conducted July 8, notes several problems with the building, including extensive mould damage inside the building, including above the main floor, asbestos insulation covering an old boiler in the basement, floors that were soft and deemed not structurally sound and several ceilings in poor condition.

On June 25, 2013, the Department of Health declared the building unfit for habitation. Originally a two-storey frame structure built in 1887, it was enlarged and covered in brick in about 1901. The picturesque, Queen Anne style roofline, high towers, two-storey bays and high gable ends dominated Neepawa’s eastern gateway for more than a century. The Castle was built by John A. Davidson, cofounder of Neepawa, mayor and provincial cabinet minister. Davidson died in 1903, at age 51. The house was purchased in 1917 by W.H. Guinn, who established the Guinn Brothers Marble and Granite Works.


Above: Holes in the roof have allowed moisture to enter the house, damaging the wood structures inside, as well as creating mould. Left: Windows in the once stately home’s tower have been boarded up to prevent access.


Neepawa Banner Sports

OCTOBER 7, 2016

Neepawa dealing with early season woes By Eoin Devereux The Neepawa Banner The early portion of the MJHL season continues to be a case of so close, yet so far, for the Neepawa Natives, when it comes to accumulating victories. The team dropped to 0-4 on the regular season, after a 4-3 loss to the Selkirk Steelers on Friday Sept. 30. This contest, much like the others, has been a case of the players putting in a good enough effort to take the win, but just not getting the little bits of luck needed at the right time, to sway things in their favour. Selkirk was able to jump out to the lead early, by taking advantage of a a power-play opportunity about a minute after the opening face-off. Dallas Starodub notched the goal at 1:10. Before the end of the first, the Steelers added to their lead, as Taylor Fisher secured an unassisted marker. Going into the second period, a sense of urgency hit the Natives bench and they executed on it quickly, as Dane Derewianchuk scored just 10 seconds into the middle frame. Neepawa’s newest arrival, 18-year-old forward Zach Johnson garnered the assist. Then at 13:11, Justin Metcalf continued his strong early season offensive effort, by securing his fifth goal and eighth point of the regular season, to tie things up at 2-2. A Selkirk penalty with just over five minutes left in the period provided Neepawa a perfect opportunity to keep the tide of momentum in their favour and take the lead. But instead, a blueline misplay with the puck ended up handing the Steelers a free chance on goaltender Jeremy Link. Dallas Starodub took advantage, scoring his second of the night. Less than two minutes later, another Neepawa miscue with the puck created a Selkirk goal, allowing the visitors to secure a 4-2 lead. Unwilling to surrender, Ste. Rose product Brad Marshall tallied his first goal of the season, to cut the Selkirk lead to a lone goal, with 20 minutes left to play in regulation. Unfortunately for Neepawa, the team was unable to instigate any prolonged offensive pressure in the final frame, and ultimately fell to the Steelers 4-3. After the game, head coach Dustin Howden expressed disappointment with the end result. “In the dressing room, [the players] do not feel as though this is a 0-4 hockey team, but at the same time, there is a lot of second guesses going on in there, and maybe there should be,” stated Howden. “Selkirk is proving very early in the season, that it’s a team to reckon with. If we want to compete through the remainder of the season, these are the types of challenges the guys need to step up to. They did tonight to a degree, but the execution needs to be a part of that effort as well. We had opportunities and couldn’t execute and we gave


Jordan Martin (27) of the Neepawa Natives and Brady Castellano (22) of the Selkirk Steelers, advance on the loose puck during a game in Friday, Sept. 30 at the Yellowhead Centre. them opportunities that they took advantage of. Those types of plays can’t happen at this level and then expect to be on the positive end of the final results.” Earlier in the week, Neepawa hit another sour note, this time against the Blues, as the club fell to Winnipeg 8-5 on Sept. 28. The Blues accumulated seven goals early (four in the first period – three in the second) and were able to hold on for the victory. A similar story had played out in Neepawa’s previous road game in Winkler, as the Flyer solidified a comfortable lead early, before the Natives roared back with three goals in the final 20 minutes of a 6-4 defeat. In the Winnipeg showdown, Blues forward Joel MacGillivray opened the scoring early in the game for the home side, however, Neepawa bounced back with a pair of power-play goals from Ashton Anderson and Nolan Richards respectively. But before the end of the first period, the Blues notched three goals of their own to secure a 4-2 score after 20 minutes. The second period fell to pieces for the visitors, as Neepawa found itself outshot (22-4) and outscored (3-0),

Hockey Manitoba announces roster By Eoin Devereux The Neepawa Banner Hockey Manitoba has unveiled its under-18 girls and under-16 boys team rosters for the 2016 national championships. After a seven month selection process, the rosters for both those squads were officially trimmed down to the final 20 players on Tuesday, Oct. 4. In a media release fromHockey Manitoba, it was noted that the U-16 boys roster will be made up of two goaltenders, six defensemen and 12 forwards. The final roster that will be representing the province includes 2016 WHL Bantam Draft first and

second round picks; Trent Miner (20th pick, Vancouver Giants), Cole Muir (Yellowhead Chiefs forward - 33rd selection, Regina Pats), Eric Fawkes (40th, Seattle Thunderbirds) and Ben McCartney (43rd, Brandon Wheat Kings). Along with Muir, two other members of the Yellowhead Chiefs have been selected to represent Team Manitoba. Those players are defensemen Park Malchuk and Chad Nychuk, from Birtle

and Rossburn respectively. The under-16 Team will compete at the 2016 Western Canada U-16 Challenge Cup, which is scheduled from Oct. 19-23 in Calgary, AB. Meanwhile, t h e girl’s U - 1 8 roster will include Neepawa’s Abby Krzyzaniak, who is a member of the Edge School, located near Calgary. As well, Yellowhead Chiefs team members Tatum Amy of Birtle and

Cassidy Little of Foxwarren will be a part of the roster. Team Manitoba will participate in the U-18 National Championships, which are scheduled from Nov. 9-13, in Regina, Saskatchewan.


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by an aggressive Winnipeg roster. The Natives bounced back in the final period however, as Justin Metcalf notched a pair and Nathan Hillis added a single. The final stats would see a pair of Blues get hat tricks, as Dexter Kuczek ended the evening with a total of five points (3 goals - 2 assists), while Dallas Tulik was close behind with four points (3-1). Adam Derochie earned the victory between the pipes for Winnipeg with 23 saves, while Tyler Gutenberg and Jeremy Link faced a combined 49 shots in the Neepawa net, stopping 41. Things do not get any easier for Neepawa, as the club is currently dealing with four games, three of which are on the road, over a five day span. The first two are versus Dauphin and Virden, Wednesday, Oct. 5 and Thursday, Oct. 6. (Those game results will be official after the Banner publication deadline). Then on Saturday, Oct. 8, the Natives face the CJHL’s top ranked team, the Steinbach Pistons. Finally, Neepawa returns home to play the Waywayseecappo Wolverines at the Yellowhead Centre on Sunday, Oct 9. Game time for that contest is scheduled for 6:30 pm.


The Gladstone Golf Club would like to thank everyone who purchased a ticket in our 2016 Raffle (Licence #LGA-2357-RF). The money was used for debt repayment. The winners of the draws were. May 28, 2016 - Brian Jones, Gladstone, MB. ; Mike Desrosiers, Macgregor; Colleen Kerr, Gladstone; Chris Doell, St. Francois-Xavier; Lynn Watts, Brandon; Gordon Cogar, Gladstone; Anthony Stevens, Gladstone; Barry Garber, Gladstone; Barry Garber, Gladstone; Adam Waldner, Gladstone June 25, 2016 - Seaver Henderson,Cornwall, ON.; Mark Riley, Gladstone; Justin Reid, Manitou; Sam Carson, Portage la Prairie; Vivian Stewart, Gladstone; Glenn & Leanne Crammond, Neepawa; Helen Green, Calgary, AB.; Frank Porada, Gladstone; Michelle MacDonald, Calgary, AB.; Louise Shelestynski, Gladstone July 30, 2016 - Shelly Bohn,Winnipeg; Sharon Vercaigne, Gladstone; Doreen Small, Gladstone; Stephen Hayward, Winnipeg; Audrey & Earl Clayton, Gladstone; Judy Rossnagel, Glenella; Les Foxon, Gladstone; Doug Blyth, Portage la Prairie; Les Foxon, Gladstone; Eric Schlamb, Gladstone August 27, 2016 - Don Collin, Arden; Reece MacCallum, Winnipeg; Michael Vercaigne, Gladstone; Leslie Boden, Gladstone; Ewrin Kramer, Glenella; Elisha Oswald, Waldersee; Allison Trimble, Gladstone; Lee Watson, Gladstone; Don Poschenrieder, Westbourne; Gordon Evenson, McCreary September 24, 2016 - Colin Gowan, Gladstone; Ken Holmes, Gladstone; Joyce Rempel, Plumas; Michael Vercaigne, Gladstone; Lee Watson, Gladstone; Laura Delorme, Winnipeg; Darline Meloney, Gladstone; Gord Hunt, Portage la Prairie; Larry Fischer, Plumas; Debbie Dueck, Winnipeg

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OCTOBER 7, 2016

Yellowhead Chiefs win on the road By Eoin Devereux The Neepawa Banner

It’s been a perfect start to the regular season for Yellowhead Chiefs. The boys team kicked off the 2016-2017 Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League with a pair of games on the road, while the girls squad opened up defence of its league championship at home. At the end of the weekend, both clubs remained unbeaten. The midget boys team’s season opener was in Winnipeg against the Thrashers on Friday, Sept. 30. This was expected to be a very close contest, as these two clubs finished the 2015-2016 regular season separated in the standings by a just a single point. In the opening period, Yellowhead came out extremely aggressively,

putting a tremendous amount of pressure on the Winnipeg defence and goaltender Zachary Bennett. That effort created 19 shots in the opening frame, with a pair slipping into the goal. Jacob Tibbatts opened up the scoring for the Chiefs at the 6:55 mark, while Parker Malchuk notched his first of the season, on a power-play at 13:19. Between those two scores, Winnipeg responded with a goal of its own, to make it a 2-1 score after the first period of play. In the second, the Thrashers tied things up early, scoring at 1:01 of the period. After that goal, both Chiefs goaltender Reese Jones and Bennett settled into a groove and stonewalled the opposition, stopping 18 shots each in the period. Shifting into the

third, the teams remained gridlocked at 2-2. Winnipeg would turn up the pressure in front of Jones in the third, but he was up to the task, stopping all 15 shots he faced. On the other side of the puck, Cole Muir reclaimed the lead for Yellowhead at 8:08, with an even strength goal, assisted by Neepawa’s Braden Gillies. That would turn out to be the game winner, as the Chiefs held on to the 3-2 decision. The next day, Yellowhead travelled to Morden to meet the Pembina Valley Hawks. In this contest, it would be the home side who struck first, scoring just 3:34 into the opening period. Before the end of the opening period, however, the Chiefs would strike back, as Minnedosa’s Ryan Heino earned

The Yellowhead AAA Female Midget Chiefs began defence of their Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League Championship this past weekend with a pair of home games against the Norman Wild. The first order of business was to introduce the 2016-17 Chiefs roster to the great crowd of fans on hand for the home opener in Shoal Lake on Saturday, Oct. 1.  After the introductions, the championship banner and trophy won last season were displayed for the fans and the banner was hung in a special place for the season.   A very special guest, the Chiefs own super fan, Drillon Beaton, came to center ice for a ceremonial face off with team captain Tatum Amy and Kali Cummings of Norman.  With so many incredible fans that follow the team and supported the girls, it was a special honour to have Drillon drop the first puck of the season. The game kicked off for the first period and perhaps it was the pre-game ceremony, but the Chiefs were not at their best and struggled through the opening 20 minutes.  Despite firing 16 shots on goal, Yellowhead could not score and struggled to find its game. Early in the second period, Norman would capitalize on the Chiefs struggles and score a power-play goal on a 5-on-3 advantage.  A few minutes later, the Wild scored again to take a 2-0 lead.  Yellowhead seemed to wake up after falling behind and worked their way back into the game.   Tatum Amy opened the scoring for the home team, as she broke out of the Chiefs’ zone after a nice pass from McKiya Mazur and beat the Norman goalie with a nice shot from the top of the circle.  Sadie Wood tied the




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game a few minutes later, as she cleaned up a rebound off a Sydnee DeCorby shot. The Chiefs moved ahead before the period ended, when Cass Lyttle buried a shot with assists from Karissa Cullum and Erica McIntosh. With the early game jitters worked out, Yellowhead put the game away with four goals in the third. The charge was led by rookie McKiya Mazur with two goals and one each from Chiefs’ rookies Sadie Wood, for her second of the game and Rylee Gluska with her first.  Norman was awarded a goal on a breakaway shot where it appeared that the puck had actually hit the crossbar, but the result was not in doubt as the Chiefs took the 7-3 victory.     The two teams would be right back on the ice the next day with a 12:00 p.m. game.  The Chiefs would put in a workman-like effort as they scored a goal in each of the first two periods and two more in the third for a 4-0 victory.  Captain Tatum Amy scored in the first as she picked up a loose puck off an Erica McIntosh shot and fired home her second of the weekend.  Late in the second period, Cass Lyttle increased the lead as she slid a quick wrist shot past the Norman goalie. Assists were from Amy and Karissa Cullum. In the third, McKiya Mazur corralled a rebound from Monet Mazawasicune and fired a shot into the Wild goal.  Karli Frederick with a couple of nifty moves to beat defenceman lifted a high shot into the goal with the assist from Morgan Ramsay.  Tori Eilers stopped 19 shots for the shutout victory. The Chiefs will be on the road for the next two weekends before returning home for a Wednesday, Oct. 19th home game against the Westman Wilcats.

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his first goal of the young season. In the second period, Yellowhead took the lead, with a Braden Gillies goal. That was his first goal of the regular season and second point in as many games. Then, late in the third, Parker Johnson ensured another Yellowhead road win, as he scored a pair of goals to ensure the 4-1 victory. With these early wins, Yellowhead now turns its attention to its own home opener, which is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7, in Shoal Lake, against the Southwest Cougars. Opening face-off is set for 7:30 pm. After that, the Chiefs will then host the Central Plains Capitals on Sunday, Oct 9. That game will be a matinee and begin at 2:30 pm.

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FAN“STATS”TIC BOWLING Submitted The Neepawa Banner Club 55 League - Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 Ladies’ High Single -- Pauline Hailstone 190. Ladies’ High Triple -- Barb Grumpelt 518.  Men’s High Single -- Bob Lychak 202.  Men’s High Triple -- Frank Porada 552.  Other scores to note:  Dorothy Moller 155; Marion Single 162; Norman Kendall 169, 156, 170; Myrnie Kroeker 150, 152, 161; Jim King 173, 179, 150; Marge Fischer 162; Len Pritchard 194, 153, 182; Vivian Oswald 152, 165; Bev Chapski 151; Bob Lychak 179, 165; Barb Grumpelt 185, 170, 163; Wilbert Kroeker 163, 165; Don Denoon 152, 152; Melvin Oswald 186; Janice Absteiter 165, 159; Pauline Hailstone 187; Frank Porada 194, 166, 192; Ellen Grudeski 159; Lawrence Smith 158, 167; Ed Oshust 200; Vernita Potrebka 152, 152.  September Bowlers of the Month:  Ladies -- Janice Absteiter; Men -- Wilbert Kroeker.

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The three wheel tractor craze swept North America Manitoba Agricultural Museum Submitted The images of the 1916 Brandon Light Tractor Plowing Demonstration demonstrate a significant craze in tractor design which was sweeping North America at the time. By 1916, the day of the Prairie style gas tractor was coming to an end. Designers and manufacturers realized they needed tractors which were suitable for smaller farms and for jobs such as seeding, harrowing and grain binding. So smaller tractors began to be designed. Cost was also a concern, as the industry realized that if tractors were to replace horses, then the cost of manufacturing needed to be held down. This need to reduce cost led to the three wheeler craze. It appears that D.M.

Hartsough realized that if one designed a tractor with only one wheel being driven, then one could avoid the need for a differential, so reducing the cost of the tractor.  Hartsough had been involved with tractor design, beginning with early experiments in 1899. He went on to design the Big Four tractors built by the Gas Traction Company. He designed the Bull tractor, which was put into production in 1914.  It was a very odd looking tractor, with one large rear wheel, which was driven. There was also another rear wheel, which was much smaller, and not driven. The tractor had one wheel at the front, but in line with the rear drive wheel.  A further oddity was that the small rear

wheel could be adjusted up and down by means of a crank. When plowing, the rear drive wheel and front wheel ran in the furrow. By adjusting the small rear wheel, you could keep the tractor level. The big downfall to the Bull tractor was that it was not very powerful, being rated as five horsepower at the drawbar and 12 horse on the belt in the first model. The Bull also had the alarming ability to sometimes fall over on its right side when making a right hand turn. The problem occurred enough times, that later Bulls had a substantial metal rod hanging down from the outside of the right fender which was hinged at the fender. As the tractor began to tip over, the rod swung out, contacted the ground and arrested the fall. The Bull was cheap


A 7-20 Canadian Bull Tractor, pulling a two-furrow, Powerlift “Enicar”, made by J.I. Case Plow Works, Racine, Wis. One of the first three wheeled tractors, it was underpowered and would sometimes fall over when turning right. however, costing less than $500 and 3,800 Bulls sold in the first nine months. With a sales success like this, other manufacturers began to manufacture their copies of the Bull

design. The Bull tractor and other three wheelers appeared at the 1916 Brandon Tractor Demonstrations. The Peoria 8-20 tractor and Grain Growers Special 12-24 tractor were very similar to the Bull design. Under its tin work, the Case 10-20 was also quite similar to the Bull. Emerson Brantingham’s Model L 10-20 tractor and

the Hart Parr “Little Devil” were variations on the three wheel design. They had only one rear wheel with two front wheels which steered. The rear wheel was driven. Little is known about the Peoria 8-20. It apparently was equipped with a Beaver 4 cylinder engine and sold for $685 in the US.   Continued on page 18


The Hart-Parr 22 h.p. “Little Devil” pulling a 3-furrow Cockshutt Special Light Tractor Plow.

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We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to friends, family and neighbours who sent flowers, phone calls, sympathy messages, food and visits. We are eternally grateful for all of your thoughtfulness of our dad’s passing. We would like to thank Father Mark Filips of St. Dominic’s in Neepawa for his visits to dad and for the beautiful funeral service he performed. Also, a big thank you to Sherri Hannah, our organist, who played so beautifully. We would like to thank Nurse Practitioners, Kristi Riley and Vicki Wilson and nursing staff for their care for dad while a patient in the hospital. Your compassion and understanding will never be forgotten. Also a special thanks to Clarke’s Funeral Home for looking after all the arrangements for dad’s funeral. The Reiner family

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Brookdale Belles and Beaus Square Dance Club will be starting to dance Monday nights, beginning Monday Oct. 24 at the Brookdale Community Hall at 7:30 pm. New dancers are welcome and the first 3 nights are free for new dancers, so come try it! For more information, call Leona Fisher at 204-8342710 or Karen Anderson at 204-354-2281.

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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. _____________________ Rummage and Pie Sale, Sat Oct. 15, 9 am to 2 pm, Knox Presbysterian Church, 396 1st St, south door. _____________________ 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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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

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Obituary ADA JOANNE TITUS (1941-2016) It is with sadness we announce the passing of Joanne (nee Graham) in Medicine Hat, Alberta on September 28, 2016, at the age of 75 years. Joanne was the eldest daughter of Gilbert and Patricia Graham born in 1941 in Wellwood. She married John Sidney (Jack) Titus in 1961 to start a wonderful life together. Her memory will be cherished by children, Vonn (Renee) of Saskatoon, SK, Michelle (Corey Perrin) of Medicine Hat, AB, Kim (Kim) of Airdrie, AB, Karen of Burnaby, BC , Gerry (Sharon) of Saskatoon, SK; Grandchildren Jon (Allison), Julie, Caleb, Garett (Sarah); Great grandchildren, Ella, Geoffrey, Cali and Jack; sister Phyllis Thorn (Bill), brothers Dennis Graham (Wendy), Myles Graham (Pat), sister-in-law, Barbara Graham and many nieces and nephews. Joanne was predeceased by her parents, husband Jack, brother Gary Graham, grandsons; Geoffrey and Braden. She was proud to be part of this family and many will remember the large gatherings and celebrations including McKinnons, Lees, Grahams and Thorns at the Titus house/store on Main Street. Joanne was a dedicated teacher and loved her career that began at Dempsey school, continued in Wellwood and Brookdale, ending with 23 years at R.J. Waugh in Carberry in 1999. Many children and subsequently their children loved “Mrs. Titus” and the feeling was mutual. Joanne enjoyed many great friendships with her colleagues. She immensely enjoyed a couple of trips to Europe and Australia with some of these friends. She also enjoyed many excursions in Western Canada to visit family. Music and dance were both important to Joanne. She was a great dancer and loved to attend dances all her life. She was a very proud member of the Spud City Cloggers. She was a well-known dancer with the residents at Masterpiece in Medicine Hat. She was always on the go… walking the roads of Wellwood, cross country skiing, visiting Spruce Woods, curling or volunteering. She was a very active community member within the Presbyterian Church, Guild and Choir, Wellwood Community Club, Trans Canada Trail, Carberry Public Library and anyone else needing a helping hand. Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 7, 2016 at 2:00. Tributes in memory of Joanne may be made to the Manitoba Alzheimer’s Touch Quilt Program or to the Knox Zion Presbyterian Church.

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Chickens and turkeys. Farm free range feed grain chickens, five pound and up. Turkeys 13 pounds and up available. To order, please call 752-2328 _____________________ ROUGH LUMBER, FULL DIMENSION 2x8, 2x6, 2x4, windbreak boards. Firewood slabs - 1 cord bundle $60. We buy standing spruce & poplar timber. Tri-J Industries. “Your Local Sawmill” 476-6798 or 476-6349

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3 bedroom house in Gladstone, MB. _____________________ Churchill Block, Neepawa, 1 bedroom suite, available for Oct 1. Call 204-841-1298 _____________________ Looking for a person to share house, utilities included. $210 per month. Phone 204-212-2331 _____________________ TRAILER RENTALS: cargo, dump, equipment, auto, livestock/horse. FORK LIFT TELEPORT 729-8989

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1/4 section, Amaranth area, steel shed, electricity, good yard site. Asking $50,000. Call broker 204-269-8424 _____________________ Farmland for sale by tender: Sealed bids for the purchase of farm land, located in the RM of Glenella-Lansdowne, Manitoba will be received up to 5:00 pm on Nov. 15, 2016. Send to Box 127, Glenella, MB R0J 0V0. Parcel sw07-18-11w1 - 155 acres; se24-18-12 w1 - 80 acres (with/without yard site approx. 8 acres) Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. _____________________ 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.

Obituary Donald Charles McLeod Donald Charles McLeod, of Neepawa, Manitoba, passed away suddenly, with family by his side, on Thursday, August 18, 2016, in Neepawa District Memorial Hospital, at the age of seventy. On May 1, 1946 Donald was born on his grandparent's (Charles & Elizabeth (McMillan) McGorman) farm, north of Kelwood, in the RM of McCreary, to John Alexander and Edith Katherine (McGorman) McLeod. He was raised in Kelwood, where he attended both elementary and high school. Finishing school in 1965, Donald went to work for Manitoba Hydro as a lineman. On July 6, 1968, Donald married Barbara-Ann Marie Render in Kelwood, MB. Together they raised three children, Suzanne, Crystal and Douglas. Donald began to farm near Riding Mountain in 1975 while he continued his career with Manitoba Hydro. He enjoyed both working with cattle and grain farming. In 1988 the family moved to a farm near Neepawa and Donald was proud when his son later began to farm with him. Donald retired from Manitoba Hydro in 2003, but continued to farm. Throughout his life, Donald loved sports. In winter, he was an avid hockey player. He played with many teams and ended his hockey career with the NHL – noon hour hockey league. In the summer, Donald played baseball and often spent weekends taking part in tournaments. Summer was also a time that he spent hours boating and water skiing at the cabin at Kerrs Lake. Every year, Donald looked forward to his annual fishing trip and spending time with his buddies. Through sports, Donald made many lifelong friends. Donald will lovingly be remembered by his wife Barbara; children: Suzanne (Rob) Mole, Winnipeg, MB; Crystal (Kevin) Clelland, Swan River, MB; and Douglas (Tanya) McLeod, Neepawa, MB; and grand children Cassidy and Tanner, Rhiana and Sierra, and Chloe. He will also be missed by numerous relatives and friends. Donald was predeceased by his parents John and Edith and his inlaws John and Elsie Render. A celebration of Donald's life was held on August 23, 2016 at the Neepawa United Church. Interment took place in Neepawa Riverside Cemetery. “When someone you love becomes a memory the memory becomes a treasure”

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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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Obituary Mary Margaret Muir (nee Fox) Suddenly, on Saturday, September 17, 2016, Mary Margaret Muir passed away at the Health Science Centre Intensive Care Unit, with her family by her side. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Tom, of 47 years, her daughter Debra (Les) Dolhun and her two grandchildren, Sarah and Michael Dolhun of Airdrie, AB; sisters Alma Bayes and Anne Konopski; brother Leonard (Beryl) Fox; nieces and nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Hazel and Clifford Fox; sister Mabel Fox; brothers Roy and Eddie Fox; and brothers-in-law Lou Bayes and Vince Konopski. Mary grew up on a farm at the edge of the Riding Mountain. She was the oldest of seven children. After graduating from Marvel Beauty School in Winnipeg, she worked in Clear Lake, MB, as a hairdresser. She and Tom met through snowmobiling with her brother, Roy, and they were married in 1969 in Clear Lake. Tom and Mary built their home in Portage in 1972, the same year Debra was born. Mary enjoyed snowmobiling trips to their cabin in Spruce Woods and the Fox’s farm, as well as their annual trips to Yellowstone, putting on thousands of miles over the years. Mary enjoyed travelling with Tom, making numerous trips coast to coast, all over Canada and the US. In later years, Mary and Tom spent a few months each winter in Yuma, AZ. Mary and Tom also loved camping with the Yellow Quill Good Sam Club in their fifth wheel trailer, which was nicknamed “Mary’s Tin House”. When they weren’t travelling, Mary loved her garden. She usually had a bumper crop, causing Tom to be constantly giving away tomatoes and potatoes. She also enjoyed canning and pickling and baking bread. For many years, Mary was very involved in the La Prairie Lioness Club, participating in many projects. Mary loved her grandchildren and was involved in every stage of their lives. She never missed an opportunity to be with them, even if it was sitting in a frigid arena or on the sidelines of the soccer field in the rain, cheering them on. Mary’s celebration of life will be held at the Herman Prior Centre on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the La Prairie Portage Lioness Club, 104 Meighen Ave, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3S4 or STARS - Winnipeg Base, 155A West Hangar Road Winnipeg, MB R3J 3Z1. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021

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dear wife, mother and grandmother, who passed away October 10, 2015 It's been a year since we said goodbye on that fateful day, You had such will within you and you fought so hard to stay. We held your hand and said goodbye and how we loved you so. We saw the peace upon your face and knew you had to go. Although it's been hard without you by our side, We now have a beautiful angel in heaven as our eternal guide. forever loved and deeply missed by husband Harold, daughters Kimberly and Shelley and families

Obituary John Peter Keysers

July 30, 1920 – September 30, 2016 Beloved husband of Margaret Keysers (deceased) passed away with family by his side at the age of 96, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 in Glenboro, MB. Left to cherish his memory are children: Shirley (Doug) Post, Frank (Cindy) Keysers, Cindy (Bill) Skanderberg; grandchildren: Kevin (Michelle) Post, Trevor (Michelle) Post, Pamela (Marcello) Regier, Jared (Ashley) Keysers, Andrea (Lee) Coder & Amy Skanderberg; great grandchildren: Cydney, Scarlett, Torsten, Logan, William, Jayden, Khloe & Elizabeth; brother-in-law Roy (Julie) Kjaldgaard; numerous nieces and nephews, plus extended family members in the Netherlands and the U.S. Dad was predeceased by his parents Jan & Maria Johanna Keysers; wife Margaret; brothers Joseph (Eva) Keyser, William Keysers; sister Nellie (Leo) Pauwells; brother-in-law Jim Kjaldgaard and grandson Michael Skanderberg. Our Dad was born July 30, 1920 in Grubbenvorst, Netherlands. He married his soul mate Margaret Kjaldgaard December 7, 1950 and resided on the Keysers family farm in the Westlake-Gladstone (Westbourne) Municipality until Mom’s passing on March 23, 2013. It was there that they raised their family of 3 children. Dad was enlisted in the Winnipeg Grenadiers, 2nd Battalion Armed Forces from January 1942 to February 1945; serving in Canada and the North Pacific Area. He was also actively involved in the Legion Branch 189, St. Theresa/St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church, the Plumas Curling Club, Maitland School Board and the Game and Fish. He was also an avid sports enthusiast; following hockey, baseball and Olympic events. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting with family and friends and was especially proud to have water skied for the very first time at the age of 65; the age he also retired from active farming. Dad loved company, whether it was the grandchildren spending summer holidays or neighbours/friends stopping in for a coffee or a drink! He loved a good game of cards (canasta), miniature golf, horseshoe, can can, badminton, snowmobiling & biking. He had a passion for farming and carpentry and built all of the farm sheds, barns and garages. Everything had to be done with precision. There will be a prayer service held on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. at Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone, MB. A Roman Catholic Funeral Mass will follow on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 11:00 am at the United Church in Plumas, MB, with interment at the Plumas Cemetery. A luncheon will be served afterwards at the Plumas Community Hall. Everyone is welcome. Dad, our family loves you with all our hearts! Although you will leave a huge void in our lives, today we celebrate a life well lived. You were a wonderful role model, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. We will forever miss you! A special thank you to Dr. Swanepoel and staff at the Glenboro Personal Care Home. Your care and devotion to Dad over the last few years was very much appreciated. Donations can be made in Dad’s memory to St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church, Box 926, Neepawa, MB. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone~MacGregor


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Engagement 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 Arts 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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The family of Donald McLeod would like to thank everyone for the love and support shown to us during the loss of our loved one. Our sincere appreciation to everyone who stopped in, called, or sent cards or flowers. Hearing all the different stories and memories helped to ease our pain and remind us that he will continue to live on in the hearts of so many people. A special thanks to those who prepared meals for us or provided food during this difficult time. Your kindness will not be forgotten. We would also like to thank Dr. Milligan, Dr. Tamayo and the hospital staff in both Neepawa and Brandon, as well as the ambulance attendants for the excellent care they provided. Our heartfelt gratitude to Brian James and the staff of White's Funeral Home for their caring service and to Rev. Kristin Woodburke for her kindness and understanding. Donald will be sadly missed but will live on in the memories of those whose lives he touched. Barbara, Suzanne, Crystal, Douglas and families



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Wanted – Spare School Bus Drivers Beautiful Plains School Division requires spare school bus drivers for regular routes and extracurricular sporting/educational trips. As well, there is a good opportunity to become a regular route bus driver. No experience is necessary other than having a good driving record for the previous three years. Beautiful Plains will provide a training program for applicants to become a licensed school bus driver. Upon successful completion of the licensing requirements and the commencement of duties with the school division a reimbursement of $250 for time and licensing costs will be provided. Regular route school bus drivers earn from $90.00 to $122.00 per day depending on the length of the bus route. Further information may be obtained by contacting Warren Rainka at 204-476-5009.

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Applications with attached drivers abstract will be received by the undersigned until 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Application forms are available at the Bus Garage and Division Office. Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record checks are required. Warren Rainka, Transportation Supervisor Box 700 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Or fax 204-476-3606

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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.


The Rural Municipality of Rosedale is planning to extend water lines into the municipality in 2017. Any resident that is interested in connecting to the waterline is asked to contact our office at 204-476-5414. Eden residents and any other serious applicants are requested to provide a $1,000.00 deposit to the Rural Municipality of Rosedale by Friday, October 7th, 2016. More information can be viewed on our website at Council Rural Municipality of Rosedale

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 43(1) An application for revision must: a)be made in writing; b)set out the roll number and legal description of the assessable property for which revision is sought; c) state the grounds on which the application is based; and d)be filed by: (i) delivering it or causing it to be delivered to the office indicated in the public notice given under subsection 41(2), or (ii) serving it upon the secretary, at least 15 days before the scheduled sitting date of the board as indicated in the public notice. The Board of Revision will sit on November 9, 2016, at 10:00 A.M. in the RM of Alonsa Council Chambers at 20 Railway Avenue, to hear applications. The final date on which applications must be received by the Secretary of the Board is October 24, 2016 at 4:30 P.M. Prior to filing a complaint against the liability to taxation, amount of an assessed value or classification of property, you are encouraged to discuss the matter with the Provincial Municipal Assessment Branch in Dauphin by phoning 1-866-282-0836. Dated at Alonsa, Manitoba this 30th day of September, 2016. Pamela Sul, Secretary Board of Revision Box 127 Alonsa, MB R0H 0A0


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

Public notice is hereby given that the 2017 preliminary assessment roll for the Rural Municipality of Alonsa has been delivered to the Municipal Office in Alonsa, MB and is open for public inspection during regular business hours. Applications for revision may be in accordance with sections 42 & 43 of the Assessment Act. APPLICATION FOR REVISION: 42(1) A person in whose name property has been assessed, a mortgagee in possession of property under section 114(1) of the Real Property Act, an occupier of premises who is required under the terms of a lease to pay the taxes on the property or the assessor may make application for the revision of an assessment roll with respect to: a) liability to taxation; b) amount of an assessed value; c) classification of property; or d) a refusal by an assessor to amend the assessment roll under subsection 13(2).

Pursuant to subsection 367(7) of The Municipal Act, notice is hereby given that unless the tax arrears for the designated year and costs in respect of the hereinafter described properties are paid in full to the Municipality prior to the commencement of the auction, the Municipality will on the 3rd day of November, 2016, at the hour of 2:00 PM, at: Town of Neepawa Council Chambers, 275 Hamilton Street, Neepawa, MB proceed to sell by public auction the following described properties: Roll Number


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L -$28,700 B -$130,800




L -$44,200




L - $37,600




L - $32,400


The tax sale is subject to the following terms and conditions with respect to each property: • The purchaser of the property will be responsible for any property taxes not yet due. • The Municipality may exercise its right to set a reserve bid in the amount of the arrears and costs. • If the purchaser intends to bid by proxy, a letter of authorization form must be presented prior to the start of the auction. • The Municipality makes no representations or warranties whatsoever concerning the properties being sold. • The successful purchaser must, at the time of the sale, make payment in cash, certified cheque or bank draft to the Town of Neepawa as follows: i) The full purchase price if it is $5,000 or less; OR ii) If the purchase price is greater than $5,000, the purchaser must provide a non-refundable deposit in the amount of $5,000 and the balance of the purchase price must be paid within 20 days of the sale. • The risk for the property lies with the purchaser immediately following the auction. • The purchaser is responsible for obtaining vacant possession. • If the property is non-residential property, the purchaser must pay GST to the Municipality or, if a GST registrant, provide a GST Declaration. • The purchaser will be responsible for registering the transfer of title in the land titles office, including the registration fees. Dated this 19th day of September, 2016. Managed by: Colleen Synchyshyn Chief Administrative Officer Town of Neepawa Phone: (204) 476-7603 Fax: (204) 476-7624



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The early years of the tractor business was a very interesting time Continued from page 14 The Grain Growers Special 12-24 was a tractor sold by the Grain Growers Grain Company which later became the United Grain Growers. The Grain Growers entered the farm supply business in 1913, selling lumber, fence posts, barbed wire, binder twine and other items. In 1914, the Grain Growers decided to handle farm implements and contracted with US machinery makers for supplies of plows and so on.

The Grain Growers also signed a five year contract with the Minneapolis Steel and Machinery (MS&M) Company for a supply of the MS&M’s Twin City Twentieth Century tractor which the Grain Growers rebadged as the Grain Growers Special. MS&M was the manufacturer of the Twin City line of tractors and in 1914, was also manufacturing Bull tractors for Bull Tractor Company. The Twentieth Century tractor was sold only in Canada. The tractor was larger than a Bull tractor and was equipped

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10 a.m. Sat. Oct 8, 2016 Arden, MB 1982 Lincoln • Mark IV • 1948 Dodge • Antiques & Collectables Bid ONLINE Bradley Meyers Auctioneer 204-476-6262

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Harvey Fenning, Grahamdale, MB Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Sale site: Town of Grahamdale. Hwy #6 North of Moosehorn, MB. Watch for signs Tractors, Equipment& Vehicles: Oliver semi-mount 7ft Mower (good cond); 8N Ford 4 spd, 3pth, pto, 12v; Farm King Buhler 540 60” Roto tiller; Duetz Tractor w/707D Leon loader, bale spears, 3pth, dual pto, cab (ser #B520100 & F51912); Malco Loader w/homemade snow bucket; 1981 Dodge Ram club cab w/cap; Yard & Miscellaneous-MTD 5hp tiller; Stihl FX56C grass cutter; Craftsman 14” & 16”elec chainsaws; Husqvarna 435 Chainsaw; Pioneer 16” Farm saw; 5 hp Lawnmower; J.D. 130 Riding mower (parts); Tools & Shop Supp; Antiques& Household-Enterprise cookstove w/ pipes; Tobacco tins; White Rose oil cans; Texaco shell oil cans (all full); Metal till; License plates; Old Drink bottles – Boylan’s, Stewarts Cream Ale; Red Rose tea tin; Scythe; Hay knife; Sewing machine w/cabinet; Superior elec buffet range; Small toys; Wooden desk; Old metal construction signs; Hires Root beer pump;


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This thriving restaurant is a community hub catering to the local needs of seniors, sports teams, agricultural folk, work crews, school, snowmobilers. Has had many renovations. The Cafe features a bright main dining area, 34x22, as well as a separate banquet /meeting room, 23x19, and front patio with a view of RMNP. Restaurant is licensed for 67 and 25 on the patio. Glen’s is well-equipped for a wide variety of specialties as well as increasing demand for catering. Turnkey business.

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Fully renovated 3bdrm and 2 full bath home right in the heart of Glenella. MOVE IN READY. All modern upgrades were done in 2015. A stunning modern white kitchen with an island. The main floor has an open floor plan with beautiful large windows , lots of natural light. New flooring throughout ,main floor laundry and a beautiful 4 pc bath. The Large lot is very private with a double car garage.

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Ruth & the late Nick Ivaniski St.Martin, MB Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Sale site: From St.Martin & Hwy #6 – 6.8 km East on PR #513. Turn S.W. for .6 km to Gulckey Road (Yard Site) Watch for signs Tractors & Equipment: 750 Massey Ferguson Combine w/pick-up & header, 3532 hrs; Int. 915 hydrostatic Combine, 1667 hrs; Minneapolis Moline A4T – 1600 Tractor (may be running); Taylor Way 10ft Disc; Swath roller; Int. 806 Tractor; 12ft Deep tiller w/mulchers; Int. 100 Seeder w/3-8ft sec w/packer wheels; Allied 50ft Harrows; White 476 Cultivator w/wing lift, 25ft mulchers; M. M. 6ft One-way (heavy); 8ft Blade; Pencil Auger; Westfield Auger, pto, 8”- 48ft; Westfield Auger, W70-26 (ser #B0790), hyd drive & motor; Versatile Swather (parts); 50ft Sprayer w/400 gal alum. Tank; (4) 900 x 20 Tires & rims; Various tractor, combine, swather parts; (2) pto hyd pumps; 6ft Offset Disc; 1971 Ford 600 w/14ft metal grain box w/hoist, drill fill, roll tarp; Ford F150 Truck; F600 Coop Truck w/13ft box, hoist, roll tarp; Wooden wagon w/box; Aluminum & fibreglass boats; 13 boxes Leaf cutter nests (12 new); Tools & Shop supp Antiques- (2) Horse drawn rakes; 1956 Diamond T, Mod 430 w/13ft wooden box/hoist; Cast iron Baler by Peerless Mfg, Waynesboro, PA, No 188, steel wheels Auctioneer’s Note: Everything for this sale is listed so it will be a short day. Full listing at

Property has a very large yard with plenty of mature trees. The backyard is very private and has large deck. Features 2 bedroom, master bedroom has lots of closet space and an en-suite bathroom. large living room enters into a large kitchen that has granite counter tops.

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with a two cylinder opposed engine. While the contract was signed for five years, MS&M appears to have quit manufacturing the tractor in 1917. The Canadian Government changed the rules on valuing of machinery brought into Canada in 1916 which increased the duties collected and consequently the prices of machinery. While this rule did not last long in the face of serious complaints, the Grain Growers had a difficult time selling farm machinery with this rule in place. By 1922, the Grain Growers were out of the farm machinery business altogether. The Case company entered the three wheeled tractor business in 1915, when it introduced the 10-20 tractor. It was equipped with a four cylinder vertical engine, which was successful enough that it was used on the Case cross mount tractors. The Case 10-20 possessed the ability to power the left hand rear wheel in the forward gear only. No other three wheeler design appears to have had this option. The Model L was Emerson Brantingham’s initial foray into small tractor design and manufacture but could not be called a success, as the engine had numerous design and manufacturing flaws.  The Hart Parr “Little Devil” was aptly named, as it was powered with a two stroke engine. It was possible for this engine to run in reverse and it would do so when lugged right down. Of course when it began running in reverse, the drive train began running in reverse which meant the tractor was backing up.  All of this could happen very suddenly. The operators seat was rather exposed and a less than alert operator could be crushed between the tractor and implement. Most Little Devil tractors were soon recalled by Hart Parr and scrapped.  While the Happy Farmer tractor looked very similar to the Bull tractor, it possessed two driven rear wheels. It is said of the Happy Farmer tractor that it made its owner happy on two occasions only, the day it arrived on the farm and the day it left. D.M. Hartsough designed the Happy Farmer shortly after he designed the Bull tractor. Hartsough had fallen out with his partner in the Bull Company and left the company to go to Happy Farmer.  D.M. Hartsough was a prolific designer involved with the Big Four tractor, the Bull tractor, Happy Farmer tractor, Lion tractor, possibly the Minneapolis Ford tractor and the LaCrosse tractor, all within 20 years.  The early years of the tractor business were a very interesting affair, with various designers working for competing companies almost at the same time, companies manufacturing tractors for other companies and stealing their ideas, if not designs! The three wheeler craze did not last long, as the design was just too limited. Bull was bankrupt by 1920 and other manufacturers of three wheel tractors turned to more conventional designs. Case was the exception, as the Case 10-20 stayed in production until 1922. The Manitoba Agricultural Museum is open year round and operates a website at which can provide visitors with information on Museum including location and hours of operation.

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Bruce Gilmore lines up his next furrow, as his horses take a momentary break during this year ’s plowing days, held Oct. 1-2 in Carberry.


Call for Nominations PHOTO BY MARTIN WARNER

The team of horses of Dan Fontaine of La Broquerie.

Westman Communications Group is the operating name for Westman Media Cooperative Ltd. Westman is a customer-focused cooperative providing leadership in communication and entertainment services in cable TV, Internet, phone, and data transport.

Westman Media Cooperative Ltd. (WMCL) officially announces the Call for Nomination of candidates for election to the Board of Directors. Nominations are now open. All WMCL members, 18 years of age or older are eligible, as outlined in the WMCL Charter Bylaws. Each nominee must be supported by at least two other WMCL members.

Westman owns and operates local radio stations 880 CKLQ and 94.7 STAR FM that broadcast to the western area of the province. As a customer-owned cooperative, Westman is proud of its strong commitment to its customers and the communities it serves.

Completed nomination applications MUST BE RECEIVED at: Westman Communications Group, 1906 Park Ave, Brandon MB, R7B 0R9 by 5 p.m., Friday, October 21, 2016. For a nomination application or more information, call 204.717.2010 or 1.800.665.3337, ext. 2010, Email: or write to the above address.


Ray Gork and his horses plow another seed trench.


It’s Time previews Joseph Ribkoff clothing collection By Miranda Leybourne The Neepawa Banner It’s Time women’s clothing store owner and operator Ineke Mack gave her customers a preview of what’s to come in the fashion world for spring and summer 2017, with an

Ineke Mack, owner of It’s Time Fashion and Gifts, stands with some spring and summer 2017 fashions. The clothing was part of the Joseph Ribkoff trunk show she hosted on Sept. 29. The show featured pieces from the Canadian company’s upcoming collections.

annual trunk show held on Sept. 29. According to Mack, close to 30 people showed up to see what the Canadian company Joseph Ribkoff would debut for the warmer months to come. Mack says Joseph Ribkoff clothes always sell well because of their quality and longevity. “It’s very classic, good quality clothing,” she attests. “If you have a Ribkoff piece, you’ll have it for years. It never goes out of style and the quality is

amazing.” Joseph Ribkoff has been making quality clothing in Canada for 57 years, and Mack loves the way the clothing makes her customers feel. “The minute you try [the clothing on]…it feels amazing. Whoever designs for them does a great job,” she enthuses. “Most women, as soon as they try it on, they walk taller, they look better – you feel it immediately. Those pieces make you feel really good.”

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Looking out over ‘a sea of orange’ By Tony Eu The Neepawa Banner On Sept. 30, teachers and staff from across the Pine Creek School Division gathered at William Morton Collegiate Institute (WMCI) to attend an in-service day. The topic? Expanding capacity and proficiency in indigenous matters. The keynote speaker was Darren McKee, the executive director of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association. Orange Shirt Day Coincidentally, Sept. 30 was also Orange Shirt Day, a national event to honour and remember survivors of the residential school system, as well as promote the ongoing reconciliation with the numerous indigenous populations it affected. As such, nearly all the members of staff who attended wore an orange shirt with the movement’s theme of ‘every child matters’ printed on the front. Before the in-service began, two elders performed a ceremonial smudge, a purifying ceremony that uses the smoke from sage and sweet grass, among other plants, to cleanse a person, area or object. Jason Starr, a First Nations man from the Bear Clan performed. Starr is also a recent graduate of WMCI and a resident of Sandy Bay. He performed a traditional song of the Bear Clan, using a hand made, traditional drum. “The guy who helped me make this [drum] was my uncle,” Starr explained. “This is made of buffalo hide. I made it by hand; everything is made by hand, from the sinew, to the wood, to the hide we tanned. We spent a good few weeks making it and I’m very proud to bring it out here and sing for you guys and show a little bit about my culture and who I am.” MLA for the Agassiz constituency, Eileen Clarke, took to the podium. As well as being the local


The keynote speaker was Darren McKee, the executive director of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association. McKee, who is originally from Crane River, or O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation, spent his time sharing stories and insight, as well as providing opportunities for learning and understanding. MLA, Clarke is minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations. “I’m really encouraged by the focus on matters relating to indigenous people and communities in our province,” she said, regarding the topic of the in-service. She discussed the activities and goals the government has in relation to aboriginal matters, as well as some of the issues they’re currently dealing with. Addressing the tragedy One such issue is “the tragedy of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls,” as phrased by Clarke. She went on to say that the issue is “of vital and ongoing public importance to Manitoba and a priority underscored by its significant young and growing indigenous population.” She added that though we always hear of missing and murdered girls and women, we can’t forget that there are also male victims. Clarke then narrowed in on the national inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered indigenous

women. “The critical work of the national inquiry will be facilitated… [with] reference to and in consideration of Manitoba’s experiences,” Clarke said, “[As well as the] considerable relevant work and analysis that has already been undertaken here to identify and better understand the systematic

causes of violence against our indigenous women and girls.” “By making focused, actionable recommendations,” Clarke continued, “the national inquiry may build upon the work and analysis undertaken in Manitoba, to better address the collaborative action necessary to bridge the


The event included a performance by Jason Starr, a First Nations individual and member of the Bear Clan. Starr performed a traditional song of the Bear Clan, using a hand made, traditional drum.

systematic gaps that put indigenous women and girls at risk.” Students display themed artwork Master of ceremonies for the event and a staff member at Pine Creek School Division, Krystal Nicholls, took a moment to draw attention to a few points of interest. The first one was that the artwork on display in the foyer was done by students from Isaac Beaulieu Memorial School in Sandy Bay. Students from Langruth Elementary School made the poster on display just inside the gym doors and WMCI students made a ‘puzzle piece’ art display that was also in the foyer. The second point of interest was that if anyone had an interesting moment or picture to share, they could tweet it using the hashtags, #pcsdorange, #everychildmatters and #pcsdpd. Division superintendent Brian Gouriluk started his presentation with an anecdote, “Thirty-five years ago, this month, I started my teaching career in Oxford House, Manitoba,

a First Nation. I learned a lot more, in my two years teaching in the north, than I think I ever taught my students. I had some very important lessons and I’m very excited today that some of these lessons are now going to become part of what everybody will learn. You see, when I grew up in a middle class, suburban neighbourhood, I didn’t know anything about residential schools. I learned because the parents and my colleagues who were in my school and in my community, they were survivors.” He shared a story of a friend whose brother had committed suicide, noting that in the community where he was teaching, that had happened to so many families. He also shared the story of how eight of their gradating students died in a plane crash coming back from another school in a different community. That same year, the community school had their first ever graduating class. “Now, 35 years later, I’m happy to be here on Orange Shirt Day,” Gouriluk remarked. “Believe me, it looks absolutely fantastic standing here, seeing this sea of orange.” Orange shirts a catalyst “I don’t want you to think of this orange shirt day as a one-day event. I don’t want to you to think you can’t wear this orange shirt any other day,” Gouriluk stressed. “Any day you wear this in your school is a fantastic thing, because this day and these shirts, they’re not just a symbol, they’re a catalyst. A catalyst for conversation, they’re a catalyst for understanding, they’re a catalyst for change.” He continued to encourage his staff to wear their orange shirts as much as possible, going as far as to say that he’ll consider an orange t-shirt as part of his staff’s professional attire. Continued on page B7



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Understanding and change Continued from page B1 He encouraged the staff to organize days in their own schools where they would all wear orange, stating that, “that’s going to make them the catalyst we need them to be.” “Today I feel that we, as a school division, are taking leadership. Taking leadership in our community to bring that understanding and to bring about that change,” Gouriluk said to end his speech. School board member James Bedford shared a few words, reinforcing the sentiment shown by Gouriluk, after which, Nicholls, as the MC, once again took the podium. “September 30 has been declared Orange Shirt Day, annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and well-being and as a affirmation of the commitment to assure that everyone matters. The goal of Orange Shirt Day Society is to create awareness of the individual, family and community intergenera-

tional impacts of the Indian residential schools,” Nicholls said, explaining to the crowd the importance of the orange shirts. Before handing over the podium for the keynote presentation, Nicholls explained the topic of the day’s in-service, expanding divisional capacity and proficiency in indigenous matters. “In the context of education, capacity often refers to our ability to do, to experience and to understand, while proficiency refers to our expertise, often reflected in our ability to speak and preform. Knowledge, relationships, communication and protocol are four important aspects of capacity and proficiency and none more so than in the context of aboriginal and indigenous students, their families and their communities,” Nicholls said. From there, Nicholls introduced McKee, who would spend the rest of the day sharing stories, insight and opportunities to ask questions and learn.

“My role here isn’t to create blame and shaming or have you feel bad. That’s not my intent. You’ll see the language that I use throughout the day is about becoming a learner, not a judger,” McKee explained. Like Gouriluk, McKee started his presentation with a short anecdote. “I was born not too far from here, in a place called Saint Rose du Lac. I originally come from Crane River, or O-Chi-Chak-KoSipi First Nation. I made my way, at a very young age with my mother, to Saskatchewan. I was raised in rural Saskatchewan, and in that experience, I was taught who I was and what it meant to be indigenous. That was my childhood; I grew up in a small rural community where I learned about the Treaty of Versailles, the Treaty of Utrecht, but not my own treaty. I come from Treaty 2 territory,” McKee shared. “I work with the Board of Education and many of our board members are


On display during the in-service was artwork done by the d i v i s i o n ’ s s t u d e n t s , a s w e l l a s s t u d e n t s f r o m S a n d y B a y. farmers. I talk to them about the importance of the land, how important it is to them, they really relate to it. And then I discuss it from an indigenous perspective,” McKee continued. “It’s hard for people to understand, because it’s a bit of a foreign concept, but we learn together.”

From there, McKee continued into the rest of his presentation, doing as he promised. Sharing stories, insight and opportunities for learning and understanding. “I felt it was a really exciting day for Pine Creek School Division, I believe our professional develop-

ment committee is demonstrating important leadership in this area,” Gouriluk said after the event was over. As a final comment, Gouriluk stressed once again that, “This is not a one day event… It’s the start of understanding and change for our schools and our community.”



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