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Local roads among the worst of the worst Brookdale, Minnedosa and Neepawa make CAA worst roads list

By Eoin Devereux The Neepawa Banner


According to a new survey from CAA Manitoba, Neepawa’s Mountain Avenue was in the top 20 for the worst roads in the province. Meanwhile, Minnedosa’s Main Street South finshed eighth.

The communities of Brookdale, Minnedosa and Neepawa have found themselves on a list that they’re likely not happy to be on. On Tuesday, Apr. 18, CAA Manitoba released the results of its Worst Roads campaign. The annual initiative is aimed at pressuring governments into spending money to repair problematic roads. Brookdale’s Provincial Road (PR) 353 came in second in both the overall and rural categories, while Minnedosa’s Main Street South finished eighth overall (fifth in the rural road category) and Mountain Avenue in Neepawa was 19th overall (ninth - rural roads). Just over 8,400 votes were cast on 712 different roads. Provincial road 239 in Faulkner was the top vote getter for 2017. An extenuating circumstance to the road situation is that all three local roads are under provincial jurisdiction. That means the province is in charge of the primary maintenance and repairs. Minnedosa mayor Ray Orr said it makes for a tough situation. “It’s not a situation we’re happy about. On top of that, there are certain things that we as a municipality can’t do without advising the province. Many people around the community understand the circumstances we’re dealing with, though from time to time, there are some who come up to us saying ‘Why aren’t you fixing the street?’ We are doing everything we’re able to on repairs,” noted Orr. “Now, we’ve been informed [by the province] that they’re going to be working on Sixth Avenue this season, which is very good to hear. At the same time, we would have been just as happy to see that work being done on Main Street instead, but they’ve focused their priority someplace else.”

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PR 353 near top of worst road rankings Continued from page one In Neepawa, it’s a similar situation on Mountain Avenue, as the Town is dealing with potholes and crumbling concrete. Mayor Adrian de Groot said that council has expressed to the Manitoba government the need for upgrades. “It’s something we’d like to see action on. We’ve expressed our concerns and I’ve asked our administration to make overtures through the proper channels to see if anything can be done to address the situation. There are a number of localized areas that are bad. We’re following up with the province and seeing what can be done,” Municipality of North Cypress-Langford Reeve Bob Adriaansen noted that this is the second straight year that PR 353 has finished so high in the overall ratings. He noted many local residents remain hopeful that the multiple-year inclusion will finally spark action from the province.





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A listing of the top ten worst roads in Manitoba for 2017. “All you have to do is drive down that road to see why it’s so high on the list,” stated Adriaansen. “[The RM] does what it can to fix it up, but it all comes down to what the province wants to do with it. We’re still hopeful that this is something that they’ll move forward on soon. But until that happens, all we can do is patch up

what we’re able to as best we can.” As an alternative to the worst roads report, this year, CAA Manitoba has also introduced a most improved road category. Winnipeg’s St. James Street and the TransCanada Highway earned recognition for the repairs they have undergone in recent years.



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Movie star to perform in McCreary I would serve. I make it pretty easy for a Legion to put on a show like mine. I carry almost all of the load and work for the door sales only. I don’t allow Legions to take the hit if it’s a bad show; I carry the responsibility because Legions need the help. That’s why it’s critical that people come to the show. It’s funny, cutting edge and crowd-engaging; I’m in the audience as much as I’m on stage. It’s a big huge Neil Diamond party and everybody has a blast. Although the show is a tribute, I don’t consider it an impersonation but a big celebration. It becomes huge fun. The two-hour non-stop show includes an encore and then a 20- to 30-minute meet and greet when I’ll pose for photographs or autograph the CDs if they buy. I hire professional sound and tech guys, so we make a very nice, rich, warm sound. It is presentation quality-loud, but not rip your face off loud; it’s a very warm sound.”

By Sheila Runions The Neepawa Banner Following a very successful show in Gladstone earlier this year, Jason Scott is bringing his show back to the area, this time, to McCreary. Jason Scott lives in the southeastern Kootenay Mountains of B.C. He was born in Toronto and at age five, he entered The Conservatory of Music. At age 15 he graduated, with first degree honours, which means he had the same level of training as did his teachers! The teen then completed high school and for 20 years after that, he extensively toured across Canada as a lead singer for night club, cover and original concert bands. In the 1980s and 1990s Jason was a record label-signed writer and performer. During those years, he attended L.A. Radio Works and graduated first in his class, with honours as a CRTC licensed broadcaster. Since 1997, after finding and realizing the voice of acclaimed singer and songwriter Neil Diamond, Jason has been performing Diamond Forever: A Celebration Of Neil Diamond across Canada, United States and Mexico. On Saturday, April 29, he will bring his performance to McCreary Legion Hall. But this biography sounds like a musician, not a movie star. So how does he hold that title as well? “I was chosen to be part of the cast for a world release feature-length motion picture documentary called Diamond Mountain, currently in post-production preparing for documentary channels and video release. This was filmed in British Columbia, United States, England, Ireland, Australia and Santiago, Chili. I am the only Canadian “Neil” performance artist chosen to be part of this film’s 14 artist multi-national cast! In April 2016 all cast walked the red carpet, screened Diamond Mountain and performed a multi-cast concert, joined by five actual members of Neil Diamond’s band on the Showroom stage at the Suncoast Hotel in Las Vegas!” Besides this outstanding credit, Jason has received many awards for his impersonation of the American musician, who happens to be one of the world's bestselling artists of all time, selling more than 120 million records worldwide since his career began in the 1960s. Neil is the second most successful artist in the history of Billboard Top 10 charts (adult contemporary). In September 2010, Jason was awarded The Sunburst Convention of Celebrity Tribute Artists Best Platinum Showcase Award. In February 2011 he won second place at the second annual Las Vegas Tribute Idol competition. A year later, he was nominated for a Reel Award; these are considered the Oscars of the tribute and impersonator industry. Not only was Jason nominated for an award, he was also asked to perform at the February 2012 awards show ceremony, where he ultimately received


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Jason Scott performing Diamond Forever. He’ll be returning to the area for a show in McCreary on April 29. a Reel Award in the pop and rock category. Diamond Forever: A Celebration of Neil Diamond has been twice nominated for The Bea Fogelman Award. Diamond Forever is said to be an exciting, must-see evening’s entertainment event. It’s enhanced by background stories, humour, authentic costuming, studiorecorded audio tracks and incredibly realistic “spot on” vocals. It’s a highly audience-interactive show that creates a sight and sound experience that transports delighted Neil Diamond fans, old and young, down memory lane. Not only is Jason credited as an amazing tribute artist, he is amazingly supportive of Royal Canadian Legions. “My grandfather fought in four wars and thankfully, died an old man in Toronto. He fought from the backs of horses to the backs of tanks. In the Vietnam days I wanted to join the armed forces but my eyesight wasn’t good enough; I had Coke bottle glasses then and I wear contacts for my show. I decided music would be the way

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think the biggest missing link in Manitoba is boldness. I don’t mean reckless actions, not at all, I mean bold, innovative action that will lift business and governments out of the miry clay. It seems that we have an abundance of caution and fear in Manitoba. It’s stifling. Back in 2014, I wrote a column about municipal financing. I pointed out that the Town of Neepawa had been sitting on about $2 million in unused borrowing capacity. Had it been used 20 years ago, it could have purchased $2 million worth of infrastructure at 1994 prices and been paid off by 2004. Had it been done again, the town would have had another $2 million in improvements purchased at 2004 prices and paid off by 2014. It didn’t happen so we now have $4 million, at least, in infrastructure deficit that we have to contemplate paying for at 2017 prices. We, the people, the councils, the administrators missed the boat and missed it big time. Just drive down our streets and ask yourself if we need to improve our infrastructure. Many times I have suggested that we stop sending out our work crews with their little sand box shovels and sand box pails to fill in holes in the street. You know what I mean, the little shovelfuls of cold mix dropped into a rough hole in the street and tamped down. It lasts about three days but it’s cheap I guess. Why aren’t we encouraging businesses to have a paving plant here? Why doesn’t the town have a pavement grinder to square off the holes and patch the streets properly? They are available. Those machines have been here on demonstration. Why doesn’t the town use concrete to repair streets? Other places do. God knows we have concrete producers here.


Ken Waddell I chaired a meeting of the Neepawa Yellowhead Centre last week, subbing for our chairman. The board considered (again) numerous improvements to the arena. Ironically, some of them were improvements that were approved in 1995 but never done. Why not? Not sure, but it would have been way cheaper then. Like the town, the YHC has a pre-approved $500,000 line of credit that they have never used. It’s been there for 20 years. Yes, it has to be paid back but if you make improvements, hopefully the number of activities in a town or a facility will grow so you can have more income. I come from a long line of improvers. My grandfather came to Canada to get a better job. He raised four sons. My dad bought an 80 acre farm in 1933. That was probably the worst time ever to buy a farm, but it was better than starving in the city. They struggled and grew their business. After he served in WWII, he bought another farm for $4,000. He farmed for 40 years and sold it for good money for the day. He passed away and his three sons got a bit of money. We invested ours in an acreage, an auction business and a newspaper. It wasn’t much, a pittance by today’s standards, but we kept working and investing and expanding. If a town, a business or a province sits back and waits for opportunity, they will miss a lot of opportunities. One has to

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keep looking for ways to improve things. Some towns are better at it than others. Right now, in Neepawa, all the growth is coming from private industry and that’s a very good thing. However, if our town council got their butts in gear we could grow more. The CN property was bought in 201213. A plan was adopted in late 2013. It’s now almost four years later and there it sits, growing weeds like it has always done. No sales, no roads, no water, no sewer lines in it. All the while, we need commercial and residential building lots. I am sure there is more to the story, but like any town, we have “some” councillors and “some staff” and some citizens who don’t see any need to change. In fact, some are opposed to any change. What they don’t realize is that with or without change, there are still two factors at work. One is a rotting or downfall of infrastructure and services and the other is missed opportunities. Both hamper a community’s growth. Yes, Neepawa, and all our communities are very nice places to live. But, we need progress and to get that, we need to make changes, seize opportunities and move forward. The rural Manitoba landscape is littered with the remnants of communities that didn’t change. For some communities, it is too late, but for most, the only thing holding us back is fear of change.

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hanges are coming to local health care. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve interviewed representatives from two companies expanding their private home care services into the Neepawa area. Looking at trends, I suspect this is something we are going to see more and more. The demand for private care is being driven by a number of factors, one of which is MY the more limPERSPECTIVE ited services provided by government funded home care. Provate incial home ackman tkinson care provides a range of services, including personal care assistance, such as help with bathing or transferring to a wheelchair; home support, such as help with meals and light housekeeping; health care, such as education or nursing care; in home respite, to provide short-term relief for a family caregiver; supplies and equipment; adult day programs; volunteer services and community housing with support options.  Many Manitobans rely on these services, but for some people’s needs, they fall short. The tasks that can be done by home care workers are limited— they can reheat meals, but not prepare them, they can’t provide any transportation services and they don’t have time to just socialize with the clients. It’s understandable that a one size solution needs to be in place for such a large operation, one which requires home care staff to work independently, with little supervision when they are in clients’ homes and clients who need assistance for a wide variety of reasons. Taxpayers are funding the provision of health care, not transportation services or companionship, despite the fact that these are important to a person’s mental health. But one size doesn’t fit all. Due to work, other commitments, or distance, many families are unable to meet their loved ones’ non-health care needs. Additionally, some people needing care don’t have families upon which they can rely.  Regardless of the reason, for many people, a family member or friend can’t always take them to doctor’s appointments, sit and chat or take them out shopping and while public funded home care can’t provide these services, private care companies can.  Home care is an extremely important part of the health care puzzle.  It keeps those who need a little bit of care out of hospital emergency rooms and care homes, which are expensive ways of providing care. According to a Manitoba Auditor General report on home care, published in 2015, 24,514 Manitobans used home care services in 2012/2013. This cost the province’s health authorities $326 million, or $13,298 per person for the year. According to the WRHA the average hospital bed costs $800 per day and it’s $2,000 per day for intensive care. Per day costs at a personal care home are about $200 and it costs about $300,000 per bed to build a care home, so for communities with care homes that are full, or near capacity, keeping those who need some care at home, instead of having to build more care home beds, can represent a huge cost saving. The need for health care, particularly services aimed at helping seniors age at home, is only going to increase. Between 2021 and 2036, the number of Manitobans over 75 years of age is expected to grow rapidly, as Baby Boomers reach 75 years of age. Statistics Canada predicts that in 2038, the proportion of seniors aged 65 years and over, in Manitoba, will vary between 19 per cent and 23 per cent of the province’s total population. According to Manitoba Health data, in 2016, just under 15 per cent of the province’s population was 65 years of age or older. Providing necessary care for a growing population of Manitobans who need it is going to be one of the province’s largest challenges going forward. Creative solutions will be required and I expect we’ll see more of them, both inside and outside of provincially funded health care.


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Generational Blindness


e have a serious problem in our society. I call it Generational Blindness. It has been with us since the beginning of time. Symptoms of this problem can be seen in all genders, all age groups and all social and economic classes. No place on earth is immune from this problem. What is Generational Blindness? King Solomon defined it this way: “The people of long ago are not remembered, nor will there be any remembrance of people yet to come by those who come after them.” (Ecclesiastes 1:11) That is another way of saying that we who currently live on this earth have deliberately chosen to ignore the lessons we could have learned from our history. As a result, we are making the same mistakes that our ancestors made, reaping the same consequences and adding our problems to the ones we inherited from them. In support of this argument, I offer the following example. From 1914-1919,

FAITHFULLY YOURS Neil Strohschein the nations of the world fought in one of the bloodiest wars in history. The Allies were on one side. Germany, with its supporters, on the other. The Allies won the war—but at that point, things got way out of hand. World War I ended with a “Cease Fire;” not with the absolute surrender. The understanding was that the two sides would get together later and, in good faith, negotiate the terms of a lasting peace. They got together in the Palace of Versailles in France. They sat on opposite sides of the table; but very little negotiating took place. The Allies presented the Germans with a document (the Treaty of Versailles) and told them to: “Sign—or else!!” The “treaty” imposed severe restrictions on Germany’s armed forces and

demanded that the German government reimburse the Allies for the costs they incurred in fighting the war. The Allies were determined to permanently end Germany’s ability to wage war. This is a classic case of Generational Blindness. Had they taken the time to read the stories of previous wars, the world’s leaders would have discovered that humiliating an enemy defeated in war is no way to achieve a lasting peace. All it does is deepen the resolve of the defeated side to rebuild its armies and go to war again. That’s what happened in Germany. A retired soldier named Adolf Hitler formed a new political party—the National Socialists—and vowed that if elected, he would rectify what he considered to be “the injustice of the Treaty of Versailles.”

Twenty years after Versailles, WWII began. Not much has changed in the past 70 years. The world’s leaders still go to war, people still die in battle and, when all is said and done, little, if anything, is achieved. What lesson have we failed to learn? In his last Remembrance Day service in Neepawa (he retired the following June), Rev. George Scott put it this way: “There can be no peace without justice.” Unfortunately, justice isn’t always what warring parties are seeking. They say it is; but before long it becomes evident that what they really want is either revenge (don’t get back—get even) or regime change. So, a war is fought, people die, a winner is declared and a treaty is signed. But the issues that precipitated the war are never addressed. Justice is denied and within a few years, the peace treaty is broken and war breaks out again. This is one example of Generational Blindness. Next week, I will offer another one.

Ahh, spring…


he defeated snow banks, receding and retreating, bivouacked in the tree lines and fence lines, reluctantly give way to rivulets of tears, admitting the end of their dominance. The trees are showing signs of promises fulfilled, the buds now full second trimester round. It is good. The evening walk witnesses the end of winter. Overhead a vee of geese is low. I pause and marvel at these majestic, fine tuned creations. In the stillness I can hear the thrum and thrust of their flight, marking the way across the darkening sky. I’m reminded of the year of the farm auction, late spring, beautiful weather, and as the geese crossed low overhead, one errant poop blessed the shoulder of my youngest, a smiling moment. The stillness is broken by the persistent whine of

HOMEBODIES Rita Friesen a dirt bike. The rising and falling sound not unlike the sound of a mosquito in the tent, drawing close then wisely retreating. An insistent sound, and on this evening, a joyous sound. I am reminded of the yard filled with my children, dirt bike, mini bike, garden tractor, all buzzing and whining and zipping. Laughter and daring and growing and learning, repeated years later by a flock of grandchildren. Different yard, same joy, a smiling moment. Once again the air is silent, pregnant with promise. And then, the croak of a frog from the lowland. The voice is rusty with a winter’s disuse, but strengthens with each successive boom.

I’m reminded of the frogs in the creek that swirled past the farm. Walk to the south, it was there, walk to the east and you met it again. The wonder of throwing stones, counting the bounces and the immediate silence of the chorus with the first splash. And the frogs in the lowland beside the home at the acreage, filling the spring evening with song. Sitting on the front porch, cars humming past, sunset glowing and frogs offering a bass symphony. A smiling moment. The robins begin their evening canticle. Giving thanks for the day, blessings for the night. Dancing, hopping, flitting, building a home, enjoying life. I am

reminded of bird houses I know. The one I scavenged from my aunt’s abandoned yard, still cherished. The one my sister and her husband created for me, now hanging on my garage wall. The one they made for my son, a cherished heirloom – a garage with an attached restaurant, with all the names and aptitudes of the family included. A smiling moment. As I turn ‘in at the gate’, through the back yard, silhouetted against the moon light, is the promise of my gardens. A raised bed, containers, all ready for production. I’m reminded of the gardens I knew and loved. The farm one, large enough to feed the troops. The smaller one on the acreage, enough to enjoy and share. Fruit trees and flowers, red tomatoes and snap peas. Looking at this future, it, too, is a smiling moment.

Observation By Addy Oberlin


he country I grew up in is known for their love of flowers. So once in a while, I splurge and buy myself some to brighten up the house. The Easter lily is one of my favorites and I bought one again this year. They bloom long after Easter is over, but to me it is a reminder that the white color of the flowers is so pure. It makes them stand out from any other flower,

there is a majesty to it. It reminds me that Jesus was without sin. He was humble and pure. We too can become pure in the eyes of God when we accept the fact that Jesus tells us in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” When we know Jesus in a personal way God sees us as pure because God looks through Jesus to us. The decision is ours.


Letters Questions and answers on Neepawa and District Community Medical Clinic Q- What is happening at the Community Clinic? There are three big things happening right now. First, plans are under way for a second addition to the clinic, commencing in 2017, which will result in an additional six consultation rooms. This means room for more doctors. There will also be a new boardroom in the basement and a second suite to accommodate more medical students. You will see a new parking area and a new handicapped accessible entry on the south side, plus interior renovations to some washrooms, the front desk and the reception area. Second, is the kickoff to our annual fundraiser-- the Farm and Leisure Lottery, with all funds going to the Clinic development. This is the major annual fundraiser. We rely on it to pay off major projects such as this. Third, watch for a pending announcement! Q- Don’t the doctors own the clinic? Who owns the clinic and who looks after it? No, the doctors don’t own the clinic. They rent the facility as Beautiful Plains Community Medical Clinic and operate the practice as tenants. The property is owned by NADCO (Neepawa Area Development Corporation), which is fiscally responsible for the clinic. Direction and day-to-day management of the clinic is provided by the Neepawa and District Community Clinic Committee, a group with a council rep and a citizen rep from each of Neepawa, RMs of North Cypress –Langford, Glenella-Lansdowne and Rosedale. This committee was put together in 2005 to develop a long term plan to recruit and keep doctors in our community. We found that new doctors were more interested in renting clinical space instead of buying into a practice. Dr Ong and Dr Poettcker were instrumental in promoting this concept of community clinic and mentoring centre. Since that time, they have been joined in practice by Dr. Tariq, Dr. Milligan, Dr. Wiebe and Dr. Desilets. Recruiting continues. When Dr. Chapman retired, we had already acquired his clinic with the vision of growing it to suit the needs of our growing community and what has since become an expanded service area. Q- Why do you need a fundraiser? Don’t we pay taxes for the clinic? The Councils that make up NADCO provided a long term loan for the original purchase of the clinic. The immediate renovation, ongoing maintenance, the south addition and the purchase of surrounding lots for expansion have all been done through the past seven lotteries, rental contracts and designated donations from local service groups. Your tax notice will not show any tax dollars targeted to the clinic. We also have not received any monies from the Province of Manitoba. Prairie Mountain Health enabled us to install an electronic medical records system and continues to help with the process of doctor recruitment. Q- Does the clinic pay taxes? Yes. For example, NADCO paid $ 23,165 in 2016 taxes and $21,895 in 2015 taxes to the Town of Neepawa? Continued on page 18


Changes coming for rural blood donors By Miranda Leybourne The Neepawa Banner People in the Westman region who regularly or occasionally donate blood to the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) will have a harder time giving of the precious substance. CBS plans to shut down its Brandon, Man. clinic as of June 8. Mobile blood donor clinics that ran out of the Brandon clinic will also be no more. Tracy Smith, CBS associate director for the prairie region, says the only permanent blood donor clinic in the province after June 8 will be the one in Winnipeg. And while Susan Matsumoto, CBS’s director of donor relations for the same region, says the closure is due to low donation numbers -- with the Brandon clinic only achieving 75 to 80 per cent of its target of 5,000 units of blood per year -- Smith says this is not strictly the case. “The reason for us closing the permanent clinic in Brandon and stopping the mobiles in the rural communities is not because of the collections,” Smith stresses. “There’s a variety of reasons...of course [we look at]

how many units we collect, but there’s also labour and transportation costs, the distance to the nearest production site. We’re striving to operate a more efficient blood system.” While Smith says she cannot go into the exact funding model that the CBS uses, the closure is all about keeping the service efficient. “What we’re looking at is...productivity benefits, looking at being more cost-effective.” Smith says CBS is not worried that blood donation levels will go down because of the closure of the permanent donor clinic in Brandon or the cessation of mobile clinics in rural areas, despite a total of 11 communities no longer having regular mobile blood donation clinics moving forward. She says the reason the rural clinics won’t be run out of Winnipeg instead of Brandon is that it would be too “cost-prohibitive”. “When we are looking at the closure of these community [mobile clinics], it does not necessarily mean that we are not collecting blood elsewhere. There are still areas where they may see [donation] increases; larger cities

and urban populations that have the ability to collect more will see increases as well.’s not necessarily that we are collecting less units.” Smith adds that she does recognize that a number of donors from rural communities may no longer be able to donate blood as regularly. “It is hard for us to impact donors that have been loyal and have donated over the years at the clinics,” she says, adding that she hopes that donors who make trips into Winnipeg once or twice a year will arrange to donate at those times. A spokesperson from Prairie Mountain Health said that they feel it’s important that they are still able to receive “necessary blood products for our patients”, and that the CBS has committed that any changes in how clinics are run -- or not run, as the case may be -- will not compromise that. The last mobile clinic for Neepawa will be held on May 17 at the Yellowhead Centre.

Prenatal classes important opportunity for expecting families By Miranda Leybourne The Neepawa Banner Prenatal classes are running in Neepawa on June 10 and Nov. 4 of 2017, put on by Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) and held at the First Baptist Church. The classes will focus on the topics of labour and delivery, infant feeding and postpartum information. Becky Ericsson, public health manager for PMH, says it can be important for new mothers to educate themselves in preparation for their infant’s arrival. “New mothers ex-

perience many changes throughout their pregnancy -- physical, emotional, and lifestyle,” she attests. “It’s important that they receive reliable information and support during this time.” Prenatal classes, she says, are one way of receiving this support. Public health nurses are also able to suggest different options that work best for each individual woman’s needs. According to Ericsson, the classes aren’t just for expectant mothers -- families are encouraged to attend as well.

“Partners and/or support people are encouraged to attend,” she advises. “This allows for that person to provide the mom with more support during labour and to gain confidence to act as an advocate on her behalf throughout the birthing experience.” Child care is not provided for older children, though there are other options for mothers who want to include the siblings of their coming child, including Healthy Baby sessions. Ericsson says even mothers that have given birth before can get something

out of prenatal classes. “Some [experienced] mothers wish to attend anyway, especially if they have never attended before, are new to the community or hospital where the birth will occur, if there is a new partner involved, or if their pregnancy is progressing differently, which may affect their birth plan,” she explains. “All women can benefit from accessing Public Health Services during their pregnancy. A public health nurse can help each individual family learn the best resources for their situation and ad-

Temporary measures in place to protect Lake Dauphin walleye Submitted Province of Manitoba On April 19, Manitoba Sustainable Development announced that temporary conservation measures have been put in place to protect walleye populations in Lake Dauphin and its tributaries this spring, during the walleye spawning period. The walleye population in Lake Dauphin has been recovering with the continued support of commercial fishers,


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Measurements This year, Canada is celebrating 150 years since Confederation (the Sesquicentennial). I thought I would spend the next several months showcasing some historic recipes in Canada’s honour. The first cookbooks did not have exact measurements. Instead, they had terms such as a pinch, the size of an egg, or about a teacupful. American Fannie Farmer was the cook book author to use terminology such as 1/2 teaspoon, a level measured cupful. Her approach to cooking was very scientific and led to Fannie Farmer being hailed as the mother of level measurements for her insistence on the use of measuring cups and spoons in cooking and in recipes. This made cooking easier for inexperienced cooks. Her first book was published in 1896 as The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book. It became the cookbook that taught generations to cook. “Correct measurements are absolutely necessary to insure the best results. Good judgment, with experience, has taught some to measure by sight; but the majority need definite guides.” Fannie Farmer Lemon Pie from Fannie Farmer’s cookbook 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup boiling water 2 Tbsp. cornstarch 2 Tbsp. flour

2 egg yolks 3 Tbsp. lemon juice Grated rind of one lemon 1 Tbsp. butter

Mix cornstarch, flour and sugar, add boiling water, stirring constantly. Cook two minutes, add butter, egg yolks, rinds and juice of one lemon. Line plate with paste (pastry). Turn into mixture which has been cooled, and bake until pastry is well browned. Cool slightly and cover with merengue: then return to oven and bake merengue. Lemon cream cheese pie from Helen’s kitchen 1 baked 10 inch pie crust 3 egg yolks 1/2- 250g pack of cream 1 1/2 cup sugar cheese, room temperature 2 cups water 3 egg whites 1/3 cup cornstarch 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 1/4 tsp. salt 1/3 cup of sugar 1/2 cup lemon juice 2 tsp. grated lemon zest Preheat oven to 325°. Combine sugar, water, cornstarch, salt, lemon juice and zest in a heavy bottomed pot. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Whisk egg yolks and gradually add some of the hot lemon mix in to the yolks, stirring all the while. Add the egg yolk mix back to the pot. Return to heat and bring to a gentle boil, reduce heat and whisk for two minutes. Remove from heat. Add the cream cheese that has been cut into small pieces. Stir until melted. I use my hand-held blender to blend the cheese. Pour into pie shell. For the meringue: beat egg whites with cream of tartar in a mixing bowl until foamy. Add the sugar 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating on high speed until stiff peaks form. Immediately spread meringue on filling, taking care that it seals right to the edges. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. You want to make sure the egg whites are thoroughly cooked. Cool pie for 1 hour on wire rack, then place in fridge.

See next week’s Out of Helen’s Kitchen to learn about two historic cooking devices on display at the Beautiful Plains Museum.

Daughter on Call coming to Neepawa In November 2012, Gail Freeman-Campbell founded Daughter on Call with one casual health care aide. Now, she’s preparing to expand her Brandon-based business into the Neepawa area. Freeman-Campbell, who worked as a nurse, said that she recognized a need in the Brandon and Westman area for personalized home care and founded the business to meet that need. Freeman-Campbell explained that there are many things provincially provided home care can’t provide. For example, home care workers can reheat a meal, but not prepare one, they can’t transport patients and they can’t do some household tasks, like taking out garbage. “They’re working on a much larger scale,” she said. Her company has a different focus, providing more personalized care. “We [provide care] in a way that we don’t believe in rushing out. Fifteenminute care doesn’t give what [people] need,” she explained. She added that they don’t want to make their clients feel rushed, which can be especially bad for those who may be facing age-related mental challenges. It’s been a rapid pace for growth for Daughter on Call, which now employs a staff of 50. FreemanCampbell credits their success to a good reputation and taking time to get know their clients and their families. Part of this comes from the integration of technology into patient care. FreemanCampbell talked about their use of technology, saying that through a smart phone, care givers log into a patient’s file and record their work. A family member can then log in and see who cared for their loved one that day, what they did and how the client is doing. While most of Daughter on Call’s clients are elderly, Freeman-Campbell said that their client base does vary. They work with MPI


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she explains, adding that her company has provided some care in the area. She added that it’s a good area with a large population of seniors. She plans to staff the Neepawa operation with local staff and has already received resumes. “I’m very optimistic we’ll be able to hire local people,” she said. She would ultimately like to open a Neepawa office, but as the business gets established in the area, it will be run out of Brandon. While the services provided by Daughter on Call aren’t covered by Manitoba Health, they can be covered by private insurance or additional insurance provided by agencies such as Veterans Affairs, WCB or MPI. Freeman-Campbell said that they can also help families work with their RHA to provide Family Managed Care, which can help offset some of the costs. Daughter on Call recently held two informational meetings in Neepawa on April 17.

to 24 hours of care after a procedure. Freeman-Campbell was trained as a nurse, though these days, running her company takes up all of her time. She explained that all of her staff speak English as a first language and the majority are certified Health Care Aides or have worked a career in

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson The Neepawa Banner and WCB and they have some clients as young as 18. Sometimes, they’ll get calls from family members overwhelmed by providing care on their own. Overall though, she said, “Our clients really vary.” Like their clients, the ser-

We [provide care] in a way that we don’t believe in rushing out. Fifteen-minute care doesn’t give what [people] need.

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the field. Some staff, she explains, aren’t certified, but have an aptitude for helping others. These people undergo an in house training program and Freeman-Campbell said if that goes well, she will help them challenge Assiniboine Community College’s Health Care Aide program. She pays for up front costs in exchange for a return of service agreement. She said that these arrangements have helped her retain good staff. As it came time to further grow her business, Freeman-Campbell said she looked north-east, to Neepawa. “I’ve had so many calls from [Neepawa] in the last four years,”

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Submitted The Neepawa Banner The countdown is on as we reach the final hours before Canadian Wrestling’s Elite (CWE) hits the road celebrates eight years of operations with a company record 16 live events in 16 days across four Canadian provinces. On May 4, they’ll be making a stop in Gladstone. This ground breaking tour features wrestlers from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Missouri, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Illinois to compete across Canada for the very loyal and supportive Canadian wrestling fans. However, the man on the marquee is what people are most excited for, as for the first time in 25 years, the man who headlined the first ever WrestleMania in 1985 against the immortal Hulk Hogan, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff tours Canada to meet and greet fans he hasn’t personally seen in decades and new fans who have admired his career on film or television. “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff although long


“Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff headlined the first WrestleMania and will be meeting with fans at each event. retired from the ring is a WWE Hall Of Fame inductee and a solidified wrestling icon and will be lending his legendary status to Canadian Wrestling’s Elite with a special meet and greet with fans prior to each live event signing autographs

and taking pictures. “Mr. Wonderful” will also be making a special appearance on the live event and mentoring young wrestlers on the tour as they look to achieve the same status he did in the industry. For the Gladstone event,

Six Man Tag Team Match "The Mercenary" Garrison Creed, Roy "Flash" Gordon and Zero-1 Alumni Alex Anthony vs. "The Canadian Crusher" AJ Sanchez, "Hellbilly" Rex Roberts, & "Tornado" Tony Kozina A major six man tag team match up has been signed that will see three fresh faces to CWE in Garrison Creed, Roy Gordon and Alex Anthony test their will to succeed and survive in Canadian Wrestling's Elite against three of the most successful veterans in the history of Canadian wrestling. AJ Sanchez has dominated Manitoba, Rex Roberts has Saskatchewan, and Tony Kozina the entire Pacific Northwest and on May 4th these three veterans will have their spot on the pecking order challenged by three men with a very bright future in CWE looking to establish themselves in the organization!

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Neepawa residents will soon have a “Nurse Next Door” By Kate Jackman-Atkinson The Neepawa Banner Working as a director of care for a personal care home, Ann Chan used to get calls from people looking for help for their family members. The common story involved an elderly parent living in another community who needed a nurse or care giver’s help, or faced social isolation. “I could feel their frustration,” she said. As a charge nurse in a transitional unit in Winnipeg, Chan saw a similar story; patients who needed more support and weren’t really ready to go home. While there was government supported services, such as home care, patients and their families found that it didn’t meet all of the patients’ needs. Chan would try and find help for these patients, something she now does on a full time basis. In January, Chan and partner Rollen Guzman, a registered Trauma Care nurse, launched Nurse Next Door in Brandon, with Chan acting as the general manager. It’s rewarding work and she said, “When the opportunity came, I really grabbed it.” She ex-

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perienced, they also run a training program to help new hires. With an aging population and a shortage of doctors in the region, “we’re filling a gap,” said Chan. Private home care, like the services offered by Nurse Next Door aren’t covered by provincial health insurance, but Chan explains that some private insurance policies do cover the service. “We want to have an impact on lives and the community too,” said Chan.


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Neepawa Banner Sports Neepawa Cubs ready for a memorable season APRIL 21, 2017


By Eoin Devereux The Neepawa Banner

stated Newton. Though the opposition across the Santa Clara League continues to get better, so have the Cubs. Last year, The 2017 baseball season could the senior ‘AA’ club finished the be one to remember for the Neeseason in fourth place (seven wins pawa Cubs. Not only will the club seven losses), up two spots from the field one of its most competitive previous year. More impressively, squads this year, but they’ll do so Neepawa upped its game in the post on the diamond’s grandest stage, as season, pushing the Minnedosa Mavthey’ll host the Senior ‘AA’ Provincial ericks to the brink of elimination in Championship in August. the semi-finals. Newton stressed that Cubs player/manager Scott those improvements have everyone Newton recently returned from the on the roster feeling a sense of optiSanta Clara Baseball League (SCBL) mism as they prepare for the season. spring meeting. He’s confirmed On top of the upcoming Santa that all eight league clubs are back Clara Baseball season, the Cubs this season and will play a 14 game will also host the 2017 Senior ‘AA’ schedule. Along with Neepawa, the Provincial Championship. The tourother teams this year will be the nament will be held Aug. 11-13 and Austin Athletics, Carberry Royals, feature eight teams from across Dauphin Brewers, Ebb and Flow LakManitoba. Newton said they’re very ers, Minnedosa Mavericks, Plumas excited about being a part of the Pirates and the defending league event and showcasing exactly what NEEPAWA BANNER FILE PHOTO champions, the Portage Padres. Newton expects that the level of The Neepawa Cubs are hoping to build off a solid 2016 SCBL season with an even better Neepawa has to offer. He added that anyone who might be interested in competition this season is going to effort out on the ball diamond this year. volunteering for the Provincials can be extremely high. dosa, year in and year out, are definitely one of the contact him at (204) 841-4727. The 2017 Santa Clara “It’s going to be a pretty tough schedule. Portage top teams. Plumas and Ebb and Flow have each shown Baseball League schedule will be announced within the comes into the season the defending champs and improvement, so it’s not going to be easy out there,” next few weeks. they’re just as talented as they were last year. Minne-

Neepawa bowlers reflect on 5-pin Nationals By Eoin Devereux The Neepawa Banner A pair of local bowlers have returned from the Canadian Youth Challenge Bowling Championship with a new perspective on the sport. Emma Gerrard and Gregory Eu represented Manitoba at the national event, which was held in Ottawa from Mar. 23-26. Sanctioned by the Canadian Five Pin Bowlers’ Association, the Championship featured teams from every province, as well as the Northwest Territories. Eu, who was playing at the Canadian Championship for the first time, bowled an average of 188.56 with a high score of 249 during the round robin portion of the tournament. For the consolation round, his average improved to 192.4 over the course of six games, with a high score of 240. Eu said early on in the competition, the scale of the event took some getting used to. “This was my first time at the Nationals. At first, it was all a little overwhelming. The scale of the event and level of competition were amazing. But after the first couple of games were done, I got used to the surroundings and was able to focus on the game. I was able to just think of all the other things

MJHL playoff results (-) indicates playoff rankings MJHL Championship series OCN Blizzard (3) vs. Portage Terriers (5) Apr. 8: OCN 8-3 Portage Apr. 9: OCN 6-0 Portage Apr. 12: Portage 3-2 OCN Apr. 13: Portage 4-3 (OT) OCN Apr. 16: Portage 3-1 OCN* Apr. 19: OCN at Portage* Apr. 22” Portage at OCN* Portage leads series 3-2 Updated to Wednesday, April 19. Game six played after publication deadline


Emma Gerrard and Gregory Eu of Neepawa were a part of Team Manitoba at the 2017 Canadian Youth Challenge Bowling Championship. around me as a part of the experience,” said Eu. “My goal was just to experience what Nationals was like. There were so many talented players there and it was a real chance for me to learn what it takes to win on that level.” For Gerrard, who was also making her debut at the Nationals, her pin average for the round robin was 175.75, with a high score of 273. In the consolation round, she averaged a score of 168, with a high score of 235. Gerrard, who has been bowling since 2012, said the entire experience was a positive one.

“Going into [Nationals], I was fairly nervous, but my main goal was to enjoy the experience and not stress about the results. Obviously, I wanted to do well, but also enjoy the opportunity to compete at this high level,” noted Gerrard. “As the week went on, I found that I did get more comfortable. Getting over the early shock of the size of the event. The large crowds cheering so loudly. After a couple days, it became easier to focus just on my own game. There are so many talented young bowlers in our country. Seeing the skill that was there at the

Nationals was impressive. These are talented people who put a lot of time and work into their game.” Along with Eu and Gerrard, the other members of Team Manitoba consisted of Matthew Dunn (Brandon), Zane Paton (Carman), Justine Haywood and Suade Moyer (Minnedosa). The coaches were Sylvia Swaenepoel and Bob Wilson. During the event, Dunn bowled a 318 game, Haywood averaged 176.6 (26 pins above her league average) and Moyer averaged 211 (30 pins over her league average).


Neepawa and District Fine Arts Festival vocal winners

Vicky Elgert


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- 16 and under - Vicky Elgert

From April 6-8, talented singers and musicians took to the sage at Knox Presbyterian Church, for the 2017 Neepawa and District Fine Arts Festival. The annual event gives performers a chance to perform in front of friends and family and to also receive feedback from a trained adjudicator. Performers also win trophies and scholarships and this year’s vocal winners were:

Vocal Trophy/ Medallion/Scholarship Awards: - Clem & Robert Turner Memorial Trophy/Medallion/Scholarship, 10-14 years - Robin Semler - Durston Scholarship, 10-14 years: Declan Smith - Lion's Rose Bowl Medallion/Scholarship, 15-18 years: Vicky Elgert - Choraliers' Scholarship, 15-18 years: Greta Wiebe -Drayson Family Scholarship, 10-18 years: Bryce Kwiatkowski. The piano winners were in the April 14 edition of the Neepawa Banner. In last week’s story, a photo Raylyn Koshowski was incorrect, the photo was actually of Robin Selmer.

Vocal Age Group Trophies - 10 and under - Danica Poettcker - 12 and under - Greta Wiebe - 14 and under - Robin Semler

Robin Semler

Declan Smith

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Fatal auto accident in RM of North Norfolk, alcohol believed to be a factor Submitted RCMP On Apr. 16, 2017, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Portage La Prairie RCMP responded to a single-vehicle rollover on PR 242 at Municipal Road 60 North, located 10 kilometres south of the Trans-Canada Highway in the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk. Officers attended and located a SUV in the ditch and discovered that the driver had been ejected from the

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vehicle. The 61-year-old male driver, from the RM of North Norfolk, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators believe the driver, who was southbound on PR 242 at the time, lost control of his vehicle, which entered the ditch and rolled. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision. A RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist is assisting with the ongoing investigation.

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Expressive Dance with Crystal, Sideshow Circus, which features dancing and acting. 28th Dance Show 20162017. Fri., May 12, 7pm; Sat., May 13, 1 pm, Strathclair Bend Theatre. Advance tickets sales begin Friday, April 28. Call 204-867-2446.

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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 _____________________ The Wellwood Cemetery Association has hired Bluebird Yard and Garden Care for their summer maintenance program. Any donations are gratefully accepted and used to pay for this service. Please make checks payable to Wellwood Cemetery Association and mail them to; Blair Graham, Box 11, Wellwood, MB. R0K 2H0

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Obituary Bates, Florence Myrtle Our Mother and grandmother, Florence Myrtle was born on March 4, 1920 at Newdale, Manitoba. She was the youngest of six children born to Watson and Harriett Lamb. In 1938, she married Radley Bates, which lasted 66 years, until Radley passed away on October 12, 2004. During this time they raised three sons, Bill, Terry, and Alan. Knox Presbyterian Church was always a very important part of her life. She taught Mission Band and Sunday School when the boys were young. She was one of the first members of the Heather Club, which she missed very few meetings. She also sang in the church choir for 60 years. She was also on the Board of Managers for several terms. Along with Margaret Cameron, she convened many banquets and luncheons at the church. She was also a chartered member of the Royal Purple Lodge and had 50 years of perfect attendance and also had the honor of being Honoured Royal Lady for the Royal Purple. The lodge disbanded in 2005 and she was the only chartered member left. In later years, she started Welcome Wagon in Neepawa, a job which she held for 25 years. Her favorite hobby was her knitting, which she started at the age of 10. Many of the grandchildren received many knitted articles over the years. In later years, knitting was put into craft sales, country fairs and some of the knitting was sent all over the world. Mother also bowled for 60 years, which she also enjoyed. In 2000, the move was made to Elks Manor, where she resided till August 2016. She enjoyed all the activities and the social interaction with the other tenants. She was blessed with good health, but when her health deteriorated, the move to Neepawa Hospital, then to Glenboro Hospital and the final place Shoal Lake Hospital had to be made. She was predeceased by her husband, Radley, her parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, one grand daughter, Rachelle, daughter-in-law Frances, and grandson-in-law Larry. Left to mourn her passing are Bill (Beatrice) and their family, Patricia, her son Ryan, and daughter Laurie (Robert) and daughter Montana, Kimberly (John) and son Richard, Kelly and son Jamie and daughters Faith and Mercedes, Gaylene and her daughter Leaza and her children (Aunalyn and Alli-grace) and son Daniel (Kara) and children Keara and Daniel, Valerie (Chris) and daughters Stephanie and Christine. Terry (Carol) and their family Beverly and her children, Katelyn and Dylan, Theresa (Jason), Carol's children, daughter Jennifer (Troy) and children, Oscar, Josh, Jordan and Ryan, and son Jason (Jennifer) and children Collins and Deacon. Alan, his son Barry. She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held April 5, 2017 at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Neepawa with Rev. Jeanie Lee officiating. Interment followed at the Riverside Cemetery. White’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements 204-476-2848

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Donald Suski Donald Suski, aged 94, passed away peacefully on April 4th with his wife by his side at Country Meadows Care Home in Neepawa, MB. He was born May 22, 1922 to Joseph and Catharine Suski (Wahoski) in Polonia and was one of 15 children. Donald went to Polonia school from ages 7-14. He helped out on the family farm and then raised his own family there. He married Irene Speiss on April 18th, 1953. His predecessors are his parents, brothers, sisters, and several nieces and nephews. He is survived by his wife Irene, children Marlene (Nestor), Harvey (Kim), Ted (Christine), and Norma (Barry), plus 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Donald will be remembered as a husband, dad, grandpa, farmer, Knights of Columbus member, and devoted member of the Roman Catholic Church. He was a friendly man who always liked to strike up a conversation with anyone he met. Funeral services held April 7, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Dominic's RC Church. The family would like to extend their gratitude to medical professionals and staff that made his final days so comfortable and took care of his every need.

Margaret Eleanor Harris Eleanor passed away at the Prairie Mountain Health Centre on April 12, 2017. She was born in Winnipeg in 1943 and lived there the first couple of years. She then moved to Kelwood with her parents and took all of her schooling there. After graduating from Grade 12, she took her teacher training in Winnipeg and taught for 29 years, mostly in Eden. While doing this, she completed her BA in summer school and correspondence courses. She retired in 1993. She was a member of the Anglican Church. She enjoyed many years with the Drop-In Centre, mostly playing floor shuffling. She also played bridge for several years with a group of friends. She loved her garden. Every year, there would be a couple of new plants added or an old one moved to a new location where she thought it might do better. She especially loved lilies and had many of the local varieties. She also enjoyed bus trips to various destinations. If a bus was going, she tried to be on it. She became good friends with the tour operators and fellow passengers. She didn’t very often come home with money, but she always had a good time. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Mrytle Harris. She will be lovingly remembered by her cousin Betty Parton and family, her close friend Sharon Tremain and other friends and neighbours. A graveside service will be held at the Kelwood Cemetery on Thursday, April 20th at 2:00 pm. Donations may be made to the CNIB or a charity of your choice.

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Obituary Catherine Holod-Kipling (Rainkie) Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 1:00 PM at St. Dominic's Church, 416 1st Avenue, Neepawa, Manitoba

Ann Stinson Ann Stinson passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 73 years. Ann resided at the Rideau Park Personal Care Home in Brandon. She was born on January 18, 1944 and grew up in the Waldersee district. Ann enjoyed rural life in Manitoba. She lived on a small farm and enjoyed being with the animals, horseback riding and just being outdoors. In her later life, she enjoyed writing, poetry, sewing and knitting. She was very talented in needlepoint, creating her own pictures, and listening to music. Many times in life, Ann looked back to see only one set of footprints. There were many enjoyable stretches too. Ann was grateful for every smile, understanding nod along with any words of encouragement, a helping hand or friendly conversation. We thank her neighbors and relatives, doctors, nurses and the personal care home staff who took the time to help her through her many struggles, especially those who managed to have a laugh with her. Ann leaves to mourn her passing a sister, a brother and their extended families, along with her daughter, two sons and their children. Cremation has taken place and a private interment will take place at a later date. Her final resting place will be with her parents and a sister. Should friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Ann to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Sneath-Strilchuk -Ste. Rose Chapel 204-447-2444

Invitation Ian Cook of Eden and Laura Harrison of Thunder Bay, Ontario, are hosting a pre-wedding social Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Yellowhead Centre, Neepawa from 9 p.m - 1 a.m. We are very excited about our upcoming wedding in Thunder Bay this August and invite the community to share in the pre-wedding festivities with us.

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The family of Donna Milne would like to express heartfelt thanks to friends and family for their many acts of kindness following Donna’s passing. We appreciate all the cards, phone calls, texts, flowers, donations and food during this very difficult time. To Clarke’s Funeral Home, our thanks for your compassion and guidance, it is truly appreciated. Thank you to the staff and doctors at Neepawa Hospital as well as the excellent palliative care that really helped. Wilmot Milne and Tanya, Dana, Jill and Sara-Jane and families

Thank You The family of Florence Bates would like to express their thanks to all who have offered their condolences in the loss of their mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Thank you for the inquiries and visits while in the three hospitals. Thank you also for the flowers, food, and help that were given to the family. Thank you also for the Home Care that helped mother stay in her home as long as she did. She so enjoyed them. Thanks also go to Roy and Joan McGillivray that made it possible for mother to attend church every Sunday as long as she did, and also to Muriel Taylor, a close friend of mother, who assisted her in many ways, and Rev Jeanie Lee for your guidance, support, and compassion. Thanks to Brian James and White’s Funeral Home for taking care of the funeral arrangements. Thank you. Bill, Terry, and Alan and families.

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Linda-Faye Chapman, Sid and Rita Gordon, Robert and Carolyn Durston, Paul and Dalyse Roberston, D.M. SmithHarris, Chris Adams, Valerie and Alex Jarema, Susan Drayson, Wendy Menzies, Jocelyn and Egbert Scheper, Kim and Scot Smith, Rich and Ruth Hanke, Pat and Marie Angers, Myra and David Bennet, Kathleen Guillas, Kim and Blair Chapman, Cindy and Reg Kwiatkowski, Sisters of the Cross Sister Aline Comeau, Rosario Myla A. Ignacio, E M Poettcker, Marlyne Hargreaves, Sandra Wethrill, Sylvia Kuharski, Dr. Poettcker Medical, Sharon Smyth, Karla and Derrick MacDiarmid, Gladys Anderson, Jennifer Chrisp, Brian and Janice Bailey, CJ Nicholson, Demio and Arlene Casigay, Cherie Thomson, Angie Tester, Sylvie and Aleki Tomoniko, Rhonda Dickenson, Belinda and Daryl Critchlow, Ann Nielsen, Robert and Cathy Smith, Ernie and Pat Gawaziuk, Dennis and Helen Paterson, Danielle Carefoot, Berni and Bryan Harley, Angus and Cathy Ford, Laurie and Stephen Wahoski, Jim and Cheryl Beaumont, Leslee and Steven Strelczik, Dennis and Leona Beaumont, Brian and Judith Elgert, Dorothy Babcock

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Elizabeth Reimer March 21, 1920 - April 26, 1967 God Bless You Mother We lost a mother with a heart of gold, How much we miss her can never be told, She shared our troubles and helped us along, If we follow her footsteps we will never go wrong. We miss you from your fireside chair, Your loving smile and gentle air, Your vacant place no one can fill, We miss you mother and always will. She was a mother so very rare, Content in her home and always there, On earth she toiled, in heaven she rests, God bless you mother you were one of the best. Each time we look at your picture, You seem to smile and say, Don't be sad but courage take, And love each other for my sake. Remembered lovingly by the family.

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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to subsection 35 lines 162(2) of the Municipal Act that the Council of the Rural Municipality of Rosedale intends to present its financial plan for the Fiscal Year 2017 at a public hearing on: Friday, May 12th, 2017 at 1:30 PM Council Chambers Rural Municipality of Rosedale 282 Hamilton Street, Neepawa Copies of the Financial Plan and additional information are available for review during the hours of 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday to Friday at the Rural Municipality of Rosedale Office located at 282 Hamilton Street. Dated April 17, 2017 Kara Sylvester, CAO Box 100, 282 Hamilton Street, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 PH (204) 476-5414 ~ Fax (204) 476-5431 ~

DUST CONTROL The Municipality of North Cypress-Langford will spray for dust control in front of residences. (approx. 200 ft) for a fee of $250.00 Please phone 204-834-6600 by May 5, 2017 and leave name and legal description of land. We reserve the right to grade through dust control sites if necessary DUST CONTROL WILL NOT BE APPLIED UNLESS PAYMENT RECEIVED PRIOR TO APPLICATION. Council, Municipality of North Cypress-Langford Box 130, Carberry, MB R0K 0H0

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(West St. Paul) Main St. & North Perimeter


Certified Summit Oats Will custom clean Canola Seed

Please check your ad when first published The Banner will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion


Annual Stamp & Coin Show

Sunova Centre

Seed Grain For Sale Certified Tradition Bly

Home Assistance Neepawa and District (HAND) Annual meeting

Will be held on Thursday, April 27th at 11:00 a.m. in the Neepawa & District Drop In Center quilting room. Enter through HAND office 430 Brown Ave.

Help Wanted

Certified Carberry

Call Dennis at 204-476-3196

Library Meeting Room 280 Davidson St, Neepawa, MB

Feed & Seed

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.


Public Notice

Regarding the 2017 Financial Plan Public Notice is hereby given pursuant to subsection 162 (2) of The Municipal Act that the Council of the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone intends to present its financial plan for the fiscal year 2017. A public hearing will be held in the Council Chambers of the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone (14 Dennis St. E, Gladstone MB) on the 2nd day of May 2017, at 6:00 p.m. Council will hear any person who wishes to make a representation, ask questions, or register an objection to the financial plan, as provided. Copies of the financial plan are available for inspection at 14 Dennis St E, Gladstone MB by any person during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or on our website Eileen Peters, CMMA Chief Administrative Officer

invites applications for Band & Music Teacher Full Time Term September 5, 2017 - June 29, 2018 Applications close at noon on Sunday, April 30, 2017. For more information Contact Bev Szymesko 204-835-2067 Submit letter of application and resume to: or Bev Szymesko, Superintendent Turtle River School Division, Box 309, McCreary, MB R0J 1B0 Phone 204-835-2067, Fax 204-835-2426 Although all applications are appreciated, only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

Gardewine is a Manitoba company, with terminals across Canada and a strong history that dates back to the 1950’s. Since being founded in the northern community of Flin Flon we have grown significantly by diversifying within the transportation industry. Gardewine is currently recruiting for an

Experienced Class 1 Peddle driver

based out of the Neepawa terminal. This position is primarily Monday to Friday days however hours may vary based on needs of the business. Qualifications: Applicant must have a valid Class 1 license, clean abstract and be physically fit to meet the demands of the position. Loading and unloading product would be required. What We Offer: Gardewine offers a competitive wage; health, vision and dental benefits; yearly profit share eligibility; RSP contribution program; disability and life insurance; and more. To Apply: Please submit your resume to or contact Tim at 1-204-726-4441 for more details

ROLLING RIVER SCHOOL DIVISION Rolling River School Division is located in southwestern Manitoba in close proximity to Riding Mountain National Park and Brandon, Manitoba.

Transportation Supervisor Full Time - Permanent 12 months per year

Approximately 900 students are transported daily to schools on 29 school bus routes. The school division has a central garage / shop with 2.5 FTE mechanics who maintain a fleet of 55 school buses and 15 fleet vehicles.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION MUNICIPALITY OF WESTLAKE-GLADSTONE REVISED WATER RATES YELLOWHEAD REGIONAL UTILITY LINE April 3, 2017 The Municipality of Westlake-Gladstone (Municipality) has applied to the Public Utilities Board (Board) for revised water rates as set out in By-law No. 2016-08, read the first time on October 18, 2016. Initial water rates were approved effective January 1, 2007 in Board Order No. 178/06 and have not been revised since that time. The current rates and proposed rates are provided: Current

Proposed rate year 1


Proposed rate year 2


Proposed rate year 3


Water $/cubic meter








Quarterly Service Charge








Minimum Quarterly*








Reconnection Fee








Bulk water








Details of the Municipality’s application are available for review at the Municipality’s office or the Public Utilities Board’s office. If you have any questions concerning the application for revised rates, or the operation of the Utility, please address them to the Municipality of Westlake-Gladstone, and copy the Public Utilities Board. If you have concerns/comments regarding the Municipality of Westlake-Gladstone’s application for wastewater rates please address them to the Public Utilities Board, and copy the Municipality of Westlake-Gladstone. **NB all responses will be automatically forwarded for review if not copied. The Public Utilities Board The Municipality of Westlake-Gladstone 400-330 Portage Avenue 14 Dennis St. East, Box 25 Winnipeg, MB. R3C 0C4 Gladstone, MB. R0J 0T0 email: Questions or comments should be sent on or before May 1, 2017.

Turtle River School Division is proud to offer FREE Junior Kindergarten programs commencing September 2017. Turtle River School Division is proud to offer FREE Junior Kindergarten programs All children born on or before December 31, 2013 are eligible to register. Please register at your earliest convenience between March and August 2017 at the Turtle River School Division Office. Registrations packages can also be dropped off at École Laurier for the French program or at Glenella School for the English program beginning September 4, 2017. Registration packages are available at the Turtle River School Division office or on the Turtle River School Division website ( Please forward or drop off the completed registration package to: Turtle River School Division École Laurier Box 309, 808 Burrows Rd Box 100, 159 Fosberry St McCreary, MB R0J 1B0 Laurier, MB R0J 1A0 Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am-3:30 pm Ph: 204-447-2068 Ph: 204-835-2067 Glenella School Box 59 Glenella, MB R0J 0V0 Ph: 204.352.4253

The Transportation Supervisor is responsible to lead, coordinate, direct and supervise the Transportation Department with responsibility for school bus and fleet vehicle repair and maintenance; supervision of mechanics, school bus drivers and garage/ shop operations; financial management and purchasing; administration, scheduling, inventory and human resource management; communication with the suppliers, public, parents, staff, senior administration and Manitoba Education; and professional development and training for staff. For more details and application information, please visit our website at select Employment then Management Positions. The Division thanks all applicants for their interest in Rolling River School Division. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.



Ad Deadline Tuesday Noon


Power outages keep Hydro crews busy over long weekend

Help Wanted

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We appreciate your interest in this position, however, only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.





The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press is looking for an energetic, outgoing receptionist to join our team.

Working with the team, the receptionist is responsible for helping meet customer needs for our two weekly papers, the Neepawa Banner (8,300 copies) and Neepawa Press (3,200 copies). Main duties to include: - assisting walk in customers with advertising, printing or retail needs - answering the phone and helping customers or directing them to the appropriate staff member - help with filing and data input - assisting with proofing stories, print jobs and pages (excellent written and spoken English required) - Other duties as assigned - Medical and dental insurance available after a probationary period. immediate start date is available. Interested individuals may contact the owner/publisher: Ken Waddell 243 Hamilton St. Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0





The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press is looking for an energetic, outgoing Student to join our team.

Working with the editor and publisher, the reporter/ photographer is responsible for identifying, researching and writing stories for our two weekly papers, the Neepawa Banner (8,300 copies) and Neepawa Press (3,200 copies). Stories and photos will cover a variety of topics, including hard and soft news. The reporter/photographer will also help with page layout and design. Requirements - While most work days follow business hours, the candidate must be willing to cover events taking place evenings and weekends - Skills in computer and word processing are necessary. - Experience in writing, photography and layout is valuable, but not necessary -training is available - Candidate must be returning to a post-secondary institution in Sept. 2017 - Candidates with a valid drivers license and own transportation will be preferred - Excellent written and spoken English language skills are required - An interest in the community and learning new things Please note, this is a term position for the summer 2017, immediate start date is available. Interested individuals may contact the owner/publisher: Ken Waddell 243 Hamilton St. Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0

Farm Help Wanted Farm help operating and maintaining farm equipment. Experience in operating modern equipment an asset.

NOW HIRING Lease operators to help service our expanding customer base in MB, SK, AB and ND.

Class 5 required.

We offer dedicated dispatch, well maintained equipment, on-site wash and full service facility with qualified technicians, in-house training, and a very competitive compensation package.

Seasonal and full-time positions available.

FAST card or passport required

Class 1 driver’s licence an asset.

Call 204-365-0321 or 204-365-0364

All dispatched miles paid. Contact: 204-571-0187 or email

TURTLE RIVER SCHOOL DIVISION invites applications for the following position at Glenella School Automotive Technology Instructor Half-Time Term September 5, 2017 – June 29, 2018 Applicants must possess a valid Red Seal Journeyperson Automotive Certificate. Preference will be given to applicants with Vocational Teacher Certificate, or willingness to work towards certification. All employees at the Division must provide a satisfactory criminal record and child abuse registry check Applications close on Sunday, April 30, 2017. For more information Contact Bev Szymesko 204-835-2067 Submit letter of application and resume to: or Bev Szymesko, Superintendent Turtle River School Division, Box 309, McCreary, MB R0J 1B0 Phone 204-835-2067, Fax 204-835-2426 Although all applications are appreciated, only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op is presently inviting applications for


For our Home and Farm Centre located in Neepawa, MB Duties to include, but not limited to, customer service, stocking and piling lumber, loading trucks, delivering product, and general cleaning duties. This position will require some heavy lifting and manual labour. Qualifications: • Excellent customer service skills • Highly motivated • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills • Class 3 driver’s license with air endorsement an asset • Ability to operate a forklift (training will be available) • Must be available to work a variety of shifts including days and Saturdays We offer career advancement opportunities, competitive compensation, benefits package, company matched pension plan and learning/ development opportunities. Closing Date: Friday, May 5/17 If you are interested in joining our team, please send your cover letter and resume to: Attention: Glenda Finkewich Human Resources Manager Email: Or mail to: Box 879, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Or apply in person at our home and farm centre located at 300 Hwy #5 North, Neepawa, MB We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


It was a busy weekend for Manitoba Hydro crews in the Neepawa area. On Friday, April 14, a pole fire resulted in power outages north of town. On Sunday, this crew was working to repair a damaged pole on Highway #5, just before the Brookdale turn off.

Manitoba Community Newspaper Association Province-wide Classifieds FOR SALE

Advertisements and statements contained herein are the sole responsibility of the persons or entities that post the ad; Manitoba Community Newspaper Association and membership do not make any warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, truthfulness or reliability of such ads. For greater information on advertising conditions, please consult the Association’s Blanket Advertising Conditions on our website at BATTERIES FOR EVERYTHING. Auto, farm, construction, ATV, marine, motorcycle, golf carts, phones, tools, radios, computers etc. Reconditioned, obsolete and hard-to-find batteries. SOLAR systems. The Battery Man. Winnipeg. 1.877.775.8271 PROVINCE-WIDE CLASSIFIEDS. Reach over 400,000 readers weekly. Call this newspaper NOW or email for details. Parts & full trailer repair, trailer safeties & Autopac Trailer Repair. Sales, Leasing & Financing of flat-deck, dumpbox, cargo, gooseneck & utility trailers & truck beds.  Kaldeck Truck & Trailer, Hwy #1 MacGregor, Mb. 1-888-685-3127. FLOOR MODEL LIQUIDATION SALE! Biggest savings of the year on floor model suites storewide in bedroom, upholstery, leather and table sets. Save 20-65%! Some sample specials include; 4 piece England (a Lay-z-boy Company) Sectional $2195, save $750. Five rocker recliner fabric chairs by England Furniture $599 each. England power reclining sofa and

matching reclining chair, $2695, save $850. 2 sixpiece youth bedroom suites from $895-$1099, save $475 per suite. 8 piece solid oak 96 inch table set, $2495, save $800. Seven piece queen solid wood bedroom suite $2499, save $1000. 8 piece queen solid wood bedroom suite for $2895, save $1150. TAXES INCLUDED IN ALL FLOORMODEL SUITES. Other April specials include queen pillow top pocket coil mattress set $499 and 3 piece occasional set (3 choices) for $299 per set. Solid wood single over single bunk set $699 and single over double bunk set $799, both in espresso colour. Sale ends April 30th. See staff or contact KDL for more information. Mon-Fri 10-8, Sat 10-6 & Sun 11-5. Call KDL Furniture at 204-571-1971. 660 Highland Ave., South side of #1 Hwy., Brandon. HARDY TREE, SHRUB, and berry seedlings delivered. Order online at www.treetime. ca or call 1-866-873-3846. New growth guaranteed.


Immediate Possession Available. 1638 sqft RTM. 2.5 baths, Cathedral Ceiling, Island Kitchen. $189,000. Floorplan online at Custom Builds also available. Call 204.346.3231 or email wilbert@wghomes. ca for more information. 3 ONLY 16 x 80, 3 Bed, 2 Bath. Starting at $89,900. Altona Mobile Homes, 1-800582-4036, 1-204-324-6776 Email

NEW MODULAR HOMES starting under $90,000 delivered! Best Buy Homes Winnipeg/Brandon/Grand Beach - WWW.BESTBUYHOUSING.COM - Canada’s largest selection of in-stock homes, quick delivery factory orders! Text/Call 204-800-0065


New 12’x12’ L-shaped maple shaker espresso kitchen $3900. Cappuccino 33” bath vanity with soft close $250. Granite 25”x84” tops for $175 each Fehr’s Cabinet Warehouse 1-800-758-6924


and negotiated at time of interview. Located south of Dauphin, email resume to Barn Manager. Lifelong horse experience mandatory to care for 40 horses. Located in Winnipeg. Call Laurie at Meadow Green Stables at 1-204-471-6404. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-athome positions available. Get online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: CareerStep. ca/MT or 1-855-768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!


CANADIAN TAXPAYERS FEDERATION is seeking District Sales Managers in Manitoba. We fight for lower taxes, less waste, accountable government. Salary + commission. Resumes to: rcunningham@ More info CALL 1-800-667-2933 or visit

CANADA BENEFIT GROUP – Attention Manitoba residents: Do you or someone you know suffer from a disability? Get up to $40,000 from the Canadian Government. Toll-free 1-888-5112250 or

Grain farm seeking full time farm equipment operator/ general farm labourer. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must have farming experience (combines, swathers, sprayers, etc.). Position will include the safe and efficient operation, repair and trouble shooting of farm machinery. Must be able to perform physical duties and work long hours during peak times. This is a unique opportunity for the right individual who must be proven a self-starter, honest, reliable and able to work effectively in an unsupervised environment. References are required. Wage or salary are dependent upon experience

WANTED: OLD TUBEAUDIO EQUIPMENT. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond Organs, any condition. CALL Toll-Free 1-800-947-0393




Winnipeg Frame Shop & Gallery Profitable family owned business. Over 25 years same leased mall location. Includes all modern equipment and leasehold improvements. $99,900 plus Inventory at cost. Call 204 754 8725 for more info.


Advertising deadline: Advertising deadline:

12 noon 12Tuesday noon Tuesday

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Weed Department Assistant The Municipality of North Cypress-Langford is currently inviting applications for a spray truck operator. The successful candidate will perform a variety of duties, including roadside vegetation management using selective herbicides, may be some extra mowing, weed eating around parks and shop yards. The ability to deal with public effectively and courteously and maintain accurate records is required. Must have valid driver’s license, be able to perform minor equipment maintenance, be able to work irregular hours especially early morning during spray season, and obtain a Manitoba Pesticide Applicators license. An agricultural background and familiarity with the Municipality of North Cypress-Langford would be an asset. Please forward applications to: Mun. of North Cypress-Langford Box 130, Carberry, MB. R0K 0H0 Email: Phone: 204-834-6600


243 Hamilton St, Neepawa 204-476-3401


Neepawa and District Medical Clinic Q&A Continued from page five Q- Why a lottery? •The structure, leadership and volunteer base was already in place from three years of lottery fund-raising for the Country Meadows Personal Care Facility. •There is a strong and stable group of volunteers at present who are dedicated to providing medical service to our community. We also continue to work with Performance Promotions as a proven and reliable marketing vehicle. •Because they buy in to the lottery, people from all over the province are contributing to the clinic in Neepawa. We are grateful for that. If you buy a lottery ticket, you are providing financial support to maintain and grow the clinic and to attract and keep our valuable group of doctors. Q- If I don’t personally believe in a lottery, can I still contribute to the clinic project and support of our medical situation, but without buying a lottery ticket?

Definitely – Your contribution would be most welcome! The best way would be to make a donation specific to the clinic construction project through the Town of Neepawa or your local RM. Your Donation Would Also Qualify For A Tax Receipt. Q- Why do we need to have suites in the clinic? Isn’t that extra cost? Yes it is extra cost but the reason is very important. With the development of the clinic concept, Dr. Ong, Dr. Poettcker and Dr. Tariq were excited to take on mentorship of U of M medical students who require hours of clinic experience. This has been a real success! Incoming doctors Milligan, Wiebe and Desilets have all played a key role in keeping this program going. Students get to work in a community practice and to experience life in a rural setting – sometimes very illuminating. To date, 45 students have benefitted from the doctors tutelage and being able to live close by for consultations, meetings and on-call experiences. They have been impressed by both. U of M pays a rental fee for student use of the

suite, so that helps pay for the facility. This has been a great tool in the whole recruitment process. Q- The Lottery has been active for quite a long time? Yes. It was originated to pay the community portion of the Country Meadows building project. When the project completed in 2009 , Mary Ellen Clarke, our Lady of the Lottery, suggested that we refocus the lottery to the development of the community clinic. The committee agreed and, with Mary Ellen at the helm, have lent whole-hearted support ever since. This is a remarkable 11th year of lottery in Neepawa, with the last seven years devoted to clinic development. Over the past seven years, the lottery has contributed an amazing total of $732,970 to the clinic project. Performance Promotions, of Yorkton, continue to be most supportive of our project and our community. It is safe to say that the clinic and community medical services would not be the same without it! The present situation works well for the doctors and for our community... a win-win situation. We are working to keep it that way.

SERVICES GUIDE Custom Services


PHONE Jim Beaumont





Duncalfe Transport Duncalfe Transport

Specializing Grain Hauling Specializing in in Fertilizer Fertilizer &&Grain Hauling Specializing in Fertilizer & Grain Hauling

We repair and install truck and trailer tarps!! Qualitylity 204.476.0129 ae Quic

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23 Hour Service

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Garbage Bin Rentals

We buy Scrap!

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Full dimension Corral Planks and Windbreak

Firewood Sales Slabs $60/cord Cut and Split �� Round Wood

Concrete Construction Ltd.

“For all your concrete projects”


Woodlot Management

�us��in��le ����es�n� We buy standing Spruce and Poplar �mber

PRAIRIE REDI-MIX Redi-Mix Concrete Sand, Gravel and Wash Aggregate Rebar & Misc. Supplies MINNEDOSA/ERICKSON


FOXWARREN/SHOAL LAKE • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Utilities • Offices and more! Kevin Friesen Birnie, MB Ph. 966-3538 Cell. 841-0012

Cut and split firewood - Poplar and Spruce/Pine �� firewood - 10 cord load delivered to your yard

F. KOZAK & SONS LTD. WE OFFER: • Redi-Mix Concrete & Concrete Pumping. • Sand, Gravel & Aggregate • Skid Steer & Equipment Rental • Snow removal



135 Boundary Street, Neepawa, MB

SPECIALIZING in all styles of Agricultural PTO Drivelines and Gearboxes. Complete PTO Drivelines, Parts and Repair. ASK ABOUT YOUR LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR

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It’s what people turn to for the latest developments and unique insight into the business world.

Professional Rough Lumber

Jake Reimer Cell: 204-476-6692 Home/fax: 204-386-2638 Email:

1-6 Don Valley Parkway Springfield, MB, CA R2C 2Z2 204-237-5310

Ventures Inc.

Duncalfe Transport

Cellular 476-6591 Dennis 476-2766

Chester Wohlgemuth Cell: 204-476-0595 Home: 204-966-3481



olling Acres eady Mix

Certified Batch Plant and Cement Trucks Concrete • Gravel Sales • Rebar Sales Custom Hauling

Irvin 204-476-6236

204-847-2331 HAMIOTA


Sarah’s Mobile Hair Care Can’t get out to have your hair done? Call for your home appointment...

Phone: 1-204-476-2452 Neepawa, MB

Birnie Builders


homes, cottages, Ph/Fax: huron PVC Windows 204-966-3207


Redi-Built and and on site Redi-Built onhomes, site Huron PVC Windows

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Redi-Built and Phone/Fax Redi-Built andon onsite sitehomes, homes, Harold Klassen Huron PVC 204-966-3207 HuronMB PVCWindows Windows Birnie, Ph/Fax: Cell Ph/Fax:

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ACCOUNTING Glenn Wohlgemuth Phone: 204-841-0098 245 Hamilton St. Next to The Banner

Place your ad here! Call (204) 476-3401


B - 116 Main St S Minnedosa (across from the main entrance to the Co-op Food Store)




MB InterIors


• Painting • Tile & flooring install • Drywall repair & taping • Trim, carpentry & finishing work • Small jobs welcome


Free estimates

refrences available

Mark & Bonnie Jordan 204-476-3125 204-573-4948

Alica Fulford


It’s what people turn to for a heartwarming story or just a good laugh.


Rentals Mortgage Broker Construction 204-573-4859

Your Mortgage, Your Way, Your Broker


What else can amaze and surprise like the newspaper? It’s what people turn to for stories and features they won’t find anywhere else.



243 Hamilton St. Neepawa, MB


Real Estate

Auction Sales

McSherry Auction

Estate & Moving Auction

Open HOuse

Sunday, april 23, 2017 from 2-4 p.m.

2 Bedroom apartment now availaBle earn 3% interest on your investment

or plan for your future

add your name to our waiting list! 20 Westcreek Crescent Jo Ann Lytle 204-212-1130



1 (204) 212 - 3733

Sutton-Harrison Realty is thrilled to welcome Nikki Free to our team of professionals! Nikki will be our branch manager at Sutton’s soon to open Neepawa location. Nikki is an experienced real estate professional who offers her clients impeccable service. Her customer service skills, paired with Sutton’s advanced technology, will assist her to continue advocating for her clients. Sutton is excited to open a new location with Nikki as our representative in Neepawa & surrounding areas. We urge you to contact her today with any of your real estate needs! real people. real service. real estate.

Sunday April 23, 10:00 AM 12 Patterson Dr. Stonewall, MB (204) 467-1858 or (204) 886-7027

Meyers Auction Reminder

Estate of Tom Lazor 10 a.m. Sat. April 22, 2017 NW12–18–14, Glenella, MB Detailed List & Pictures at

Bradley Meyers Auctioneer 204-476-6262

Hamilton Street emporium 423 Mountain Ave Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free pick up on donated furniture and household items. 20% of donated item sales goes to the Neepawa Palliative Care unit.

Phone 204-841-0655 (Tom) or 204-476-6214 (Ken)

McSherry Auction Service Ltd. Over 25 MB Auctions listed on our Website! *Construction* *Agriculture * Estate* Stuart McSherry (204) 467-1858 or (204) 886-7027

Find it in the


Real Estate Ltd

204.476.2287 • 272 HAMILTON ST. NEEPAWA

Lisa Adams Sales Associate Cell: 204-841-0741

t Jus ted Lis

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, April 23rd, 3:00 - 5:00p.m.

NEW BUILD 2012 on 5.68 acres 1586 sqft Raised Bungalow 3BDRM and 4pc bath main floor. Master bedroom with ensuite. New septic Field and Tank and Town water. SW 12-14-17W






202 Morris Street, Gladstone. MLS# 1708064


Nice bungalow with a lot of potential. Great location. $134,900.

WE HAVE AN APP FOR THAT! Let us help you determine your housing affordability.

Join Lesley & Kristy from RE/MAX Prairie Mountain along with Kathy Drul – RBC mortgage Specialist for a “come and go” OPEN HOUSE with door prizes and refreshments!

Thursday April 27th, 2017 2-4 PM at the RE/MAX Office

262 Emma St. Neepawa. MLS# 1705626

7 Isabel St, Kelwood MLS-1700991

$129,500. Well maintained 3 bdrm, 1 bath family home.

960 sf bungalow, recently renovated. 2 bdrm, 2 full bath, on 90ft lot. New 24x8 ft deck under construction. $61,000.

Ask us about our free market evaluations!


Classified Ad Deadline Tuesday Noon Cancellations and corrections only within business hours and corresponding deadlines.

Sat May 6th at 12:00 noon

Order of sale: Tack, Performance Horses, Regular horses Receiving horses Fri May 5 from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Have EID forms filled out

For more info call Tara Fulton manager at the mart 204-385-2537 Licence #1108 Farm Consignment Auction Saturday April 29th - 10:30AM 33 Industrial Rd. - Dauphin MB

12’ JD 4 wheel drive mount blade • 1985 GMC 7000 Fire Truck, 366 gas, 5 +2 Trans c/w 1000 gallon SS tank & pumps • IH R-180 Truck c/w steel flat deck • Case mower conditioner • 16’ 955 JD discbine • JD 2010 gas craler dozer • Br708A 2006 baler; netwrap & twine • 660 NH baler; twine • 1996 REM 1026 Grain Vac • 1991 Bourgault FH 32-36 air seeder • 1985 Bourgault FH5 36 -40 air seeder • 1989 Bourgault air tank • JD 3020 tractor • 1999 Chevy Cavalier 194000 km • 1990 Gran Marquis (excellent demo car) • Truck cab for ‘92 Chevy • Slip tank • 300 gal poly water tank • Toro electric snow blower • 39 Mitchell repair manuals (1970-1990s) • 2 up snowmobile trailer • Asst. of shop tools • NEW 9 piece dent puller set • Galvanized pig feeder • 6 skirted round bale feeder • Pepsi Cooler • Skidoo sleigh • 27 gal upright portable air compressor • LKS Welder AC/DC • 3600 psi gas pressure washer • See more ! Terms: Same day payment on all purchases; we accept cash or credit card; All items sold as is, where is; Auctioneer and owners not responsible for errors or omissions; Sale is subject to additions and/or deletions; Auctioneer not responsible for any accidents. No buyers premiums.


Farm Consignment Auction

McSherry Auction Service Ltd. Neepawa Banner - Week of April 17- 21 CONSTRUCTION/AGRICULTURE AUCTION South Mountain Press - Week of April 17- 21SALE FRED FEDAK Yorkton Marketplace - Week of April 17 - 21 Saturday May 6th @ 10:00 am Location: Libau, MB. Jct 59 & 32E 1 Mile North on 32E ½ Way Through Town Then West 1 Mile on Rd 86N • Contact # 204-266-1005!

Gill & Schmall Agencies LESLEY SKIBINSKY


PO BOX 543 DAUPHIN, MB R7N 2V3 Phone: (204) 629-2583 Cell: (204) 648-4541

Unit 50, 99-18th Street, Brandon | (204) 571-5900

Prairie Mountain

Gladstone Auction Mart Ltd

Diane Martin 204-841-0932

Liz Sumner 204-476-6362

John Nelson 204-476-6719

Harvey Ebner 204-476-6700

Internet Bidding will be available! Go to Construction 97 Daewoo DH170 Track Excavator 36” Digging Bucket (Sold After 60” Ditching Bucket w Wrist Twist & Drott ¾ Cord Wood Grapple) * Cat 950 Wheel Loader 7799 Hrs. * JD 1010 Crawler w FEL - Needs Motor Repair * High Hoe Gas Backhoe Mounted on GMC * JD Backhoe Attach w * 3 in 1 Bucket * Forestry Equip CAT 518 Grapple Skidder 3805 Hrs * CAT 518 Cable Skidder * Drott 1140 Tree Buncher w Harriarn Saw Head * Barko 80 Wood Loader * Tractors Vers. 855 4WD 3PH Quad Hyd 1000 PTO 3903 Hrs * Case 1175 Cab 540/1000 6248 Hrs. * MF 35 w 3PH * Coop Super Wild Cat II 4WD Showing 2808 NR * Agriculutre Equip JD 6600 Combine 2435 Hrs. NR * Bush Hog 30’ Tandem Disc * Int 4500 38’ Vibra Shank Cult * Coop 204 20’ Cult * Farm King 48’ Diamond Harrows * Int 620 16’ Press Drill * MF 880 8 B Plow * Westfield 8” 51’ PTO Auger * JD 5 B Plow * Trailers 74 Arnes 22’ Tandem Gravel End Dump * 60 Fruehauf Single Drop 30’ Tandem * Freuhauf 36’ Tandem Pulp Trailer * Freuhauf 32’ Highboy Triaxle Trailer * PH 16’ Tilt Deck Tandem Dually Trailer * Semi Trailer Converter * Trucks 96 Western Star CAT 3406C 13Spd O/D 40,000 lb Rears Wet Kit 380,000 Km (Fire Damage to Cab- Power Train Good!) * White 4000 250 Cummins 13 Spd Tandem w 13’ Gravel B & H * 69 Chev C/50 w 14’ B & H * 3) 60’s 3 Ton Tandem Cab & Chassis * Construction Misc Portable 20’ Tandem Insulated Bunk House * Portable 3 Cyl. Deitz Diesel Camp Generator * Jager 125 6 Cyl Gas Port. Air Comp * Port Gas Welder * Gas 3 Blade Power Trowel * 4) Culverts * HD Truck & Trailer Tires * Miller Bobcat 225 AC/DC Welder * Along w Graineries * Farm Misc * Tools * 3PH Equip * Yard * Antiques * 59 Dodge Sedan Panel Van

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

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Preparations continue on the course at the Neepawa Golf and Country Club for the official start of the season. As of Wednesday, Apr. 19, the plans were for the course and driving range to open on Friday Apr. 21, while the opening of the clubhouse was expected to be a week later.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers 2016 Dodge Dart SE

$17,498 Plus Taxes 49 Weekly Plus Taxes

Stock# 7281

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2016 Dodge Grand Caravan CVP

$19,900 Plus Taxes Only 5 Left!! 56 Weekly Plus Taxes

Stock# 7721

dealer permit # 4616

3250 Victoria Ave, Brandon, MB R7B 0N2, Toll Free 1-866-790-8250, Dealer Permit 4616

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