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Many readers have been asking for more calf and lamb photos, as well as an update on my ewe Granny and her triplets. Although most of Brian and Leanne English’s cows won’t calve until May, readers may recall that they had a few heifers on their beef farm North of Bradwardine who calved in early February. One of the new moms was not producing enough milk for the first week so Brian bottle fed her calf, whom he named Kool, until her milk production increased enough to feed Kool all by herself. Of course, Kool still comes running whenever she sees Brian. To keep things simple, Brian decided that this year’s calves’ names would all start with the letter K: calves Kool, Kaptain, and Kip are pets now. When the other 150 or so cows start calving in April/May, Brian won’t have time to give them names. My ewe Granny and her triplets are doing very well. I let nature do its thing and

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didn’t pull one to bottle feed. Our ewes Spot and Mary both had twins, born within 24 hours of one another. We also have an ewe who is a rare breed called Babydoll, Back row L/R: Meghan who is absolutelyKnelsen, ador- Erich Schmidt, Heijmans, Heather able but a terribleThom mom. Gray, Liliane Dupuis. Front We named her Brienne row L/R: Minami Kijima, Haile Hubbard, (BRIE-anne), because I Chassidy Payette, Morgan Ramsay, Bryce had a lofty goal of making Summers, Quinn Hrabok. cheese with her milk (in my non-existent spare time!) Unfortunately, Brienne’s twins died within the first 12 hours of life, but one of Granny’s triplets realized that Brienne’s udder was full of milk so the little lamb adopted Brienne (and yes I said that backwards, The Burt Farm calves having a rest in the hay. Photo by Sheila Runions because that’s exactly the way it happened—the lamb Kool the calf from the English Farm getting a bottle. was rather insistent and it was certainly not Brienne’s By Sheila Runions idea). I am hopeful that this Banner Staff lamb will teach Brienne a cans from the school foyer into and Chimo Beach areas for con- put away in the proper place on s r e p or t e d i n t he tion to the schools. thing or two about motherly Pupils co-ordinated the entire the church basement the after- tributions from the community. the shelving units. They were March 9 edition, the instinct. With seven lambs Grade 12 Interdisci- month-long promotion, which noon of March 21, where the When all was said and done, fantastic! We are very, very running around atStudies our in Science class culminated in a ceremonious food was weighed and sorted. the scales at Riverdale Harvest pleased.” plinary Elementary school staff memat Rivers Collegiate planned a presentation on March 20 to Although the project was a sen- noted a total of 434 pounds, “a acreage, it’s utter chaos project for Riverdale Harvest. Riverdale Harvest president ior students brainstorm, the en- fabulous amount,” says Heather. ber/Harvest volunteer Yvonne (or—dare I say it—udder tire high school was encouraged “We are so pleased they decided Crouch initiated a similar camDubbed the Boat Load of Food, Heather Gray and Liliane. chaos). I don’t students know secured how a canoe from Because the snow had melted to participate. The collegiate to help those we serve. A lot paign in her school. That threepeople with 100 plus River ewes School Division so much, the canoe could not hosted a poor boy floor hockey of times kids don’t get enough week effort simply encouraged Rolling or cows do it. with an intent to f ill it with be portaged across the street to tournament in which to play, credit but this group of students students to leave product in

Can collections for canoes


non-perishables. Although the

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by that class, the original idea came from a suggestion made by harvest volunteer Liliane Right: Eva, Isla and Katie Common pictured with their Dupuis. first new born lambs of the season. Common Farms “I heard the idea at a meetis situated 12 miles north of Rivers. ing in Brandon. St. Augustine School had tried Fill a Canoe in conjunction with the 10-day Festival du Voyaguer in Winnipeg in February. It was very successful and whenever I hear food bank, my ears always perk up!” She then brought the suggestion to Riverdale Harvest, which supported the idea and asked her to present the promo-

Zion Church (home of Riverdale Harvest). Rather, the teens carried bags, boxes and garbage

athletes had to pay with food for the canoe. Some students also canvassed Rivers, Oak River

certainly deserves some praise. All students stayed behind to help check expiry dates, sort and

the canoe; 87 pounds of food was collected from the younger group on Thursday, March 22.


Above: The Wild Rose Lane Farms spectacularly spotted lamb The canoe at Rivers Elementary School was adequately filled.

Left: Granny and another ewe with four of seven lambs born this year. Photo by Heather Gray

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Troubled times


his week, we kick off the first of four weeks of our annual “Everything for your farm” editions. We are thankful for our farmers and our ag industry. As the saying goes, “The farmers feed us all.” We are also thankful as a newspaper and a community for the companies that serve our farm industry. Many of those companies are featured in this week’s colour centre spread. Farming has faced many challenges over the decades in western Canada. There’s the expected effects of drought, f looding, hail and frost. Those things happen and often unpredictably. Add to that railway strikes and threats of strikes, climbing fuel prices and fertilizer shortages and you have a recipe for stress. Stress on the farmers, suppliers and consumers. Farmers and the ag industry are faced with tough decisions every day, but they have to make them and then live by them. We have to live by our decisions, too. This year is unique, as we are in the turmoil of war. The tanks and guns, the land mines and the horrific death toll are far away, but the effects are felt around the world, The country of Ukraine is under attack by Russia. Russia, by all accounts, should have won this war weeks ago, but they haven’t. Rest assured they won’t quit unless they are forced to do so. Losing possibly thousands of soldiers and hundreds of


pieces of military equipment will not deter them. Only brute force will stop Russia, or more specifically, Mr. Putin. Putin has been clearly described by people who know him, and known his wrath, as being insanely possessed with the desire of restoring some version of a former Russian empire. It’s an unrealistic goal, and likely an unachievable goal, but that doesn’t deter Putin. For him, it’s a do or die situation and he knows he is going to die some day. He’s close to 70 years old and while he may be seen as insane, or close to it, he is not stupid. And, for now at least, he is in control of a very large country with a very large military. That they are losing the war for now in Ukraine is a testament to the will of the Ukrainian people and the apparent ineptness of the Russian military machine. It seems that the loyalty, dedication and training of the Russian military are all lacking the intensity required to be effective in a real war fought on foreign ground. The effects of the Ukraine war are being felt around the world. Certainly the destruction of buildings and infrastructure, the deaths and injuries and the overwhelming refugee inf lux to surrounding countries makes for a terrifying situation. For our farmers, the economic destruction is causing a lot of concerns. Supplies are being wildly disrupted by the war and by sanctions. Ukraine


Ken Waddell produces a lot of food. Their farmers may not be able to plant all the crops this year. They may be hindered by land mines, by actual battles, by fuel shortages, etc. The list goes on. Will Ukraine and Russia even be able to feed themselves this year or in years to come? Will European countries be able to survive with reduced supplies of Russian gas and oil? As our farmers head to the fields in the next few weeks, the war must weigh heavily on their minds and their bank accounts. As we approach Easter time, it would be helpful and wise to turn our attention to the Christian message of hope and salvation. In the bluntest of terms, we can work and strive all we want, but in the final analysis, we were born, we live and we die. The hope and promise of Heaven is the only certainty we can cling to in good times and in tough times alike. It’s important that we make the best of a tough situation. In Canada, we have much to be thankful for. We are

still prosperous, but our current governments are doing their best to erode that prosperity. The ongoing nonsense about leaving the gas and oil industry in the past and doing it very quickly is basically stupid. Not only stupid, but unreachable. We don’t have enough oil and gas to get us to the dreamy place where we can do without oil and gas. We may possibly reach the goal of zero emissions, but don’t hold your breath. We are likely decades away from that point. What we need to do is grow what we can, wherever we can, be it food or industry. Look after what lies in front of us each day and place our faith in God and, to some extent, our own efforts. That’s what our farmers do every day, every year. We need to learn from our farmers and support them. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this column are the writer’s personal views and are not to be taken as being the view of the Banner staff.

Finding calm in chaos

or as long as I can remember, this world has been moving from one crisis to another. But the crises of the last three years are having a direct impact on people who live in my community and make me feel like these things are happening right outside my front door. Let me explain what I mean. The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every person I know. As the first of several lockdowns drew near, the leaders of my church, with the members’ full support, announced that “our congregation will fully comply with all public health orders as they are issued.” Like all faith communities in this province, we were required to suspend in-person services at different times. We had to find other ways to keep in touch with our people. But those were inconveniences, at best. We are happy to do what we can in the on-going fight to protect everyone from exposure to COVID-19 and its variants. COVID-19 had an impact on my family, as well. We postponed planned vacations, adapted our shopping trips to public health orders and stayed home instead of going out with friends for meals or visits. We were subjected to increased screenings before we could enter a hospital or doctor’s office. But we received the health care services we needed when

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we needed them. And the screenings we experienced were just as necessary as the security checks we went through prior to boarding an airplane or going to our seats at a major league baseball game, so we had no problem with them. The Ukraine crisis has touched many people in our area. Several homes are displaying Ukrainian f lags. Those who live in these homes have family or friends still living in Ukraine. They fell under Russian domination shortly after the war. They gained their independence when the Soviet Union collapsed. Now they are wondering if they will still be an independent country at this time next year. Their families in Canada are praying for them– and by f lying the Ukrainian f lag, they are inviting us to do the same. Over the past few years, I have drawn much comfort from the words of hope Jesus gave his disciples the night before he died. He did all he could to prepare them for his arrest and the trials, torture and torment he would experience after that. He knew that the crowds that hailed him as king on Palm Sunday would be standing outside Pontius Pilate’s Judgment Hall four days later, calling for him to be crucified. And he also warned them that when these things happened, they would run away, leaving him to face his death alone, with only his Heavenly Father

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watching over him. Then, after assuring them that he would rise from the dead and that they would see him again, Jesus said: “These things I have spoken to you that in me, you might have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.” ( John 16:33 KJV) Jesus’s earthly life was filled with chaos. People tried to trick him with their questions and intimidate him with mockery and ridicule. Failing that, they put him to death and locked the doors on his tomb to keep him from getting out. But on the third day, he rose from the dead, just as he had said he would. Jesus’s enemies did all they could to destroy him. He overcame everything they did to him. And thanks to our faith in him as redeemer and king, so can we.

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Home Bodies By Rita Friesen Got a booter


understand the term ‘booter’ is distinctly prairie, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, to be precise. It’s a term I have used and heard many times. The first booter I recall was self inf licted– and no, they are not all self-inf licted! Back in the day, we walked to the end of the lane to catch the school bus. A neighbouring family, not from our catchment, drove to this point and caught the bus with us– the Toews’ girls. It was spring. There was a semi firm layer of snow hiding the water that had accumulated in the ditch. I decided to tramp over the banks, despite Mr. T’s admonition that the snow was not firm enough to support my weight. Well, self willed and strong willed, I then stamped my way across the ditch snow, only to sink, one leg staying above and the other plunging to the dividing point. Appalled, I extradited myself. Refusing the offer to be escorted back home for a dry change of clothing, and miss the bus, I, head held high, mounted the steps of the less than cosy bus, and began a dreary day. T’was a long time before I thoroughly dried out.. That is the first one I firmly recall. The other event, earlier in my life, is held together with family folklore. My earliest years were lived in the Kane area.

Here the rich soil was gumbo when wet. Heavy, mud caking, boot sucking gumbo. My sister and I mired down on our way to visit our grandparents, on the other side of the driveway. It was not a boot filled with water, or snow, it was a boot abandoned mid journey. It would be safe to say that I lost a booter! The taller the rubber boot, the further afield one can adventure. Walking slowly, deliberately and very carefully, creating no waves, one could traverse the depths and cross a puddle dry. Anyone who knows me knows that I seldom move slowly, deliberately or very carefully! First, only the rim of the trouser tucked into the boot becomes soggy. Not so bad. Continue until crisis point has been exceeded! And then it was a case of in for a penny, in for a pound. Socks soaked, deed done, scolding earned, play until one wants to quit! Progressing to parenting, I would watch from a window as a child or three advanced into the gathered waters. I knew the depth of the water, and the height of the boots, and the spirit of the children. Simply get the dry gear ready for their re-entry. Without a doubt I may have raised my voice! The echo of my father’s comment after one of my shrew moments- Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low– a quote from King Lear wasn’t always enough to still the storm after an eruption! And then, dad had a quote for every situation! By choice, I have not experienced a booter for decades. By chance, I have witnessed some. They are moments of memory, pure joy turning to dismay in an instant. It is a rite of passage for children and puddles.

Secret Recipes from Rivers Mammas & Grannies

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In this week’s “recipes with a story” column, our featured recipe comes from Tammy Machut, a mother of three, who lives in Rivers. Although two of her three children have moved away, they get together often for family gatherings. Tammy contributed a recipe for Mars bars desert squares in the Mar. 25 issue of the Banner. If you have a recipe (and a story) you would like to be featured, please email me at sarah. plosker@gmail.com

Breakfast for Brunch Prepare the night before. Approx. 6 slices white bread, crust removed 1 Cup chopped ham 1 Cup grated med cheddar cheese, 6 eggs 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 1.5 tsp dry mustard ¼ Cup finely chopped onions ¼ to 1/3 Cup green or red pepper, f i nely chopped 1.5 tsp Worcestershire sauce 3 Cups whole milk A few drops tabasco ½ Cup butter 2 Cups Special K or Cornf lakes


Grease & f lour a 9x13 pan. Put enough slices of bread in bottom of pan to cover completely. Spread ham and cheese over top. Cover with bread to make it like a sandwich. In a bowl, beat eggs, salt, pepper, dry mustard, onion, peppers, Worcestershire, milk, tabasco, and pour over the bread. Cover and put in fridge overnight. In the morning, melt butter and pour over top. Cover with Special K or Cornf lakes. Bake uncovered for 1 hour at 350. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Fr om Ta m my : T he breakfast casserole is a perfect dish to prepare the night before, espe-

cially when you’re busy. It makes a perfect Christmas brunch, which we have on Xmas day. From Sarah: I made this over the weekend and it was super easy. The only issue I had is that I was still half asleep when I put it in the oven, so I forgot the cornf lakes! (which also means I don’t have an accurate photo to go along with the recipe). It still turned out well. If you’re like me and not fully alert in the morning, I suggest writing a note to yourself the night before saying “Don’t forget the cornf lakes!” and putting it on your stovetop.


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henever I get up in the morning and see the sunshine coming in my bedroom, my heart jumps with with joy. The sooner it gets light, my dear budgie bird start to chirp. If I do not react soon, he gets louder. He is happy too that the darkness is gone. After going sometimes through a dark period in our life, we might not see any sunshine when we get up in the morning. We’d rather stay in bed and wait for a better day. When Jesus came to the earth, He came for a reason. He had a commitment to fulfill, He wanted to obey His Father and even asked Him to remove this “cup”, but was willing to obey His Father, God Almighty (Luke 22:44). Even if there is darkness in our life, seek the will of the Lord and obey Him. He will bring it to pass.

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A return to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair

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After a two-year hiatus, the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair came back to the Keystone Centre in Brandon Mar. 28 – Apr. 2. Many local residents attended or took part in the event. This

6-day event was chock-full of competitions, animal shows, and entertainment for the whole family. The week’s official kickoff was the sunrise breakfast on Mon. Mar. 28. This was followed by an almost overwhelming array of activities. Who knew you

could watch Manitoba’s #1 indoor equestrian show followed by Doodles the Clown? Or watch a farrier blacksmith horse shoes right in front of your eyes? In a controversial decision, the pig and calf scrambles were cancelled this year due to a formal complaint

lodged by the Winnipeg Humane Society to Manitoba’s Animal Health/ Welfare Branch. The term “royal” in the fair’s name isn’t just a fancy adjective—it’s a designation given by Queen Elizabeth II. In 1970, the R M W F received royal

patronage from Queen Elizabeth II, and is one of only two fairs in Canada with royal patronage (the second being the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, an annual event held in Nov. in Toronto.) The last RMWF was held in 2019. It’s been an

annual event, attracting people from all over Western Manitoba and beyond, since 1906 (although it was cancelled in 1917–18, 1942–45, and 2020–21). It’s the largest event held in Brandon, and one of the largest in Western Canada.


Left: Doodles the Clown could be found performing in the auditorium on the main concourse during the winter fair. Right: The Woofjocks Canine All Stars are a huge hit for kids of all ages in the main arena.

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The Rivers 50+ Club

The Rivers 50+ Club is an active association of seniors living in Riverdale, with headquarters (club room) in the basement of the Town Office in Rivers. With activities 5 days a week, President Myrtle Wooldridge says it’s “the best kept secret in Rivers—and we don't want it to be a secret!” The club is open to anyone 50 years old and older, although they did have a 45-year-old join a number of years ago. Members are a mix of older couples and widows/widowers, all wanting to get out of the house, enjoy some socialization, and have some fun. Current activities include cribbage, pool, shuff le board, Shanghai, carpet bowling, f loor curling, and other games, on a rotating basis. They have events ever y weekday

starting at 2pm. Monday Cribbage and monthly meetings are always followed by tea, cof fee, cake, and cookies. Club members get together to celebrate Christmas, St. Patrick’s day, Canada day, …really, any excuse to get together and eat cake and ice cream! Many members regularly attend events at the Rivers Legion, so they try to coordinate their activities. Covid of course has put many events on hold for the last two years. Although most activities have resumed, the regional game tournaments in Birt le, Hamiota, Oak Lake, Newdale, Rivers, Virden, and other towns have not yet resumed. Each town specializes in what they host. The club also interacted a lot with Rapid Cit y. Members always looked forward to road trips to neighbouring towns for some friendly competition. If

the trophy case in the club room is any indication, Rivers members are very good players! The club room also contains boxes of all the club’s minutes dat ing back to the 1960’s—all handwritten in beautiful cursive writing until more recently when they have been typed. There are also numerous photo albums documenting the club’s events over the decades. There is definitely a lot of history there. The club recently re-

ceived federal and provincial grants, pooled together with the proceeds from the H.E.L.P. Christmas craft sale, totalling close to $40,000. It was well spent on the improvements to the club room, which included kitchen renovations, a new pool table, and special f looring for f loor curling and carpet bowling. Their next objective is to do an improvement on the back entrance way. The club was established in 1962, under the

name “the Pioneer Club”. The founding executive was President Mr. Henderson, Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. Grace Ellis, and Vice President Mr. J. N. Dyck. At the time, the club focused more on knitting, crocheting, quilting, and other crafts. Over the years, the club has evolved depending on the interests of members. In 1979, they held their first meeting under t he new na me “Rivers Community Club 50 Plus”, commemorated w it h lunch a nd— you

guessed it—cake. In the early 2000’s, the club did numerous excursions: bus tours to regional gardens and parks, a boat tour at Clear Lake, etc. With a little over 20 members, the numbers don’t add up—what are all the seniors in Rivers doing all day, if not playing crib, pool, snooker, f loor cu rl i ng, c a r pet bowling, shuff le boards, darts, euchre, Shanghai, 500, and other card games? Come on down and join the club!

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Sarah’s Science Corner

How can I stop apples and bananas from turning brown?

Why does it matter? Compounds like vitamin C that slow down the oxidation reaction that we can observe on cut fruit can also slow down oxidation in the human body! Oxidation reactions can damage cells, proteins and molecules in plants, animals, and people. Getting enough vitamin C can slow or

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What You Need: •Lemon Juice (1/2 cup) •Chewable Vitamin C tablet •Water (1 cup) •Spoon •Plastic Cups (3) •Variety of fruit: apple, banana, peach or pear •Knife (use with adult supervision only) •Plates (3) •Pastry Brush

What’s happening? The cells making up the fruit contain many chemicals, some of which a r e c a l led a ldehydes ( pr onou nc e d a l - du h hides). When you cut the fruit, many of the cells are damaged and they release aldehydes. When the aldehydes mix with the oxygen in the air they turn brown, and thus change the colour of the cut surface of the fruit. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is found naturally in citrus fruits, such as lemons and oranges. It can also be made artificially and put into vitamin pills. Either way, the chemical that slows down the oxidation of cut fruit is the mighty vitamin C! It is often added to foods as a preservative to interfere with the natural process of browning.

juice, apple juice, milk, water, soda water and other types of pop. What liquids do a better job at preventing the fruit from going brown? What liquids would you rather use to keep your fruit from browning? Why? •Look for different acids on labels of packaged foods that come from the grocery store. What types

prevent these oxidation reactions from happening. This is one of the reasons why vitamin C is so important. Ascorbic acid is often used in food manufacturing as a food preservative.


You’re hungry, so you decide to slice up a juicy apple (or maybe a banana, pear, or peach). But then you step away for a few minutes. When you come back, your fresh juicy apple has turned an unsightly brown! We’ll explore the chemistr y behind why these fruits turn brown in this week’s hands-on Let’s Talk Science activity. Can chemistry also help prevent this ugly brown mess? This activity is best suited for Grades 4 -6 children. Grades 10-12 students may be interested in learning more of the chemistry behind the process (including how pH, chemical bonds, and melanin play a role), which is described in detail at https://letstalksc ience.ca/educat iona l-r es ou r c es/stem-i n context/why-do-applestur n-brow n-after-youcut-them

of each fruit on three separate plates and label the plates with the words "water", "lemon" and "Vitamin C." 6.Using a pastry brush, paint the cut surfaces of the fruit with water, lemon juice or the vitamin C solution according to the label on the plate. 7.Arrange the fruit so that the cut surfaces are exposed to the greatest amount of air. 8.Let stand at room temperature for an hour or more and observe what happens to the fruit on each plate. What do you think the fruit on each plate will look like? Which liquid did the best job at keeping the fruit from turning brown?


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Stanley Gill passed away on April 1, 2022 in Victoria BC after a brief struggle with cancer. Stan was born in Hamiota, MB on October 26, 1936. He was the youngest of seven children, and grew up with four sisters and two brothers born to Arthur Howard and Mary Beth Gill of Rivers, MB. Stan attended school at Medina, MB. In 1953 he started working for local farmers in the district. In 1964 he bought his own farm near Brandon, MB where he mixed-farmed. In 1966 he married Audrey Miller of Coulter, MB. On the farm is where they raised a family of two children, Howard Wesley Gill (deceased 2016) and Carolyn Beth Gill, living in Edmonton AB. Together they built up the farm and lived there for 30 years. Stan always kept a vary nice yard and spent many hours working outside with flowers, a hobby he kept doing right up until his passing. Stan was also an animal lover and always had farm animals and pets in his life. Stan spent many years on large construction projects in and around the Brandon area which are still there today. In 1996 Stan and Audrey decided it was time for milder winters and they sold the farm and moved to Victoria, B.C. Stan enjoyed his many years living in Victoria. At Stan’s request no service will be held. Donations in Stan’s memory can be made to a SPCA or animal shelter in your community.

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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Subsection 162 (2) of The Municipal Act that the Council of the R. M. of Oakview intends to present its financial plan for the fiscal year 2022 at a public hearing in the Oak River Memorial Rink Hall, 7 Government Rd, Oak River on the 12th day of April, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Council will hear any person who wishes to make a representation, ask questions, or register an objection to the financial plan or the borrowing proposal, as provided.

Our people, perseverance, integrity, and exceptional partnerships have led HyLife to becoming Canada’s leading pork producer and global exporter of high quality pork products. The growing demand for our pork in Japan and China means we need exceptional people to help deliver our company vision. We have expanded our Neepawa facility to increase our overall production by 15% and in turn created new jobs throughout the company.

Please note that the 2022 financial plan includes the following proposal to borrow $280,000. (Borrowing By-Law No. 2022-2) to pay for: The purchase of a new pumper emergency vehicle. The total estimated cost of the new pumper emergency vehicle is $470,000 to be funded as follows: $190,000. from the Rapid City Fire Reserve Fund; and $280,000. to be funded by borrowing. The borrowing will be repaid over 5 years at a maximum interest rate of 4.5% per year. The annual repayment will be no more than $63,781.66 to be levied annually as part of the general municipal levy. Based on the latest assessment roll, an estimated .274 mills will be required. NOTE: We are asking all members of the public who wish to attend the meeting to PRE-REGISTER to allow the CAO to arrange for appropriate accommodations for the hearing. Please pre-register by April 11th at 4:30 p.m. by calling 204-566-2146 or emailing info@rmofoakview.ca. Copies of the financial plan; the proposal to borrow and information about the capital asset purchase will be available for review commencing on the 4th day of April, 2022 and may be examined by any person during regular office hours of the Municipal offices at Oak River (10 Cochrane Street) or Rapid City (435 3rd Ave) or by emailing a request for a copy, cao@rmofoakview.ca. Marci Quane Chief Administrative Officer R. M. of Oakview March 18th, 2022

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Fishing Camp near White River, Ontario. 1 Maintenance Position (jack of all trades). 2 Dockhand/Labor Positions (able to skillfully clean fish). 4 months of work. Must be self motivated for lots of hours with great pay. Alcohol consumption (beyond social) and substance abuse is not welcome at Camp Esnagi.1-204-937-4007

As a Meat Cutter/Production Personnel you will be a critical member of our team in the creation of our world class product. Our positions range from working on our slaughter production floor to shipping the final packaged product, with everything in between! With our wide variety of jobs, excellent people, and our drive for innovation you will certainly find a job that suits you! Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to: • Slaughter and eviscerate hogs for further processing • Harvest and package edible offal • Process pork carcasses into primal cuts • Butcher and package pork primal cuts into value added specifications for local, national and international premium markets • Carry out other tasks related to processing of meat for shipping to customers or storage • Sanitation People who will succeed as members of our team will: • Enjoy working in a fast paced, stable long term work environment • Appreciate working in a culturally diverse workplace. We employ people from all over the world! • Treat people with dignity and respect • Open to working in colder/warmer environments • Physically Fit • Experience as an industrial butcher or trimmer is an asset

Current starting wage is $15.15/hour plus $1.00 per hour perfect attendance incentive! Wage scale extends to $22.10 per hour We believe that our success is founded on the strength of our team. As such, we place a great deal of emphasis on attracting, developing and retaining good people, and consider every one of our employees to be a highly-valued member of the HyLife family. To that end, we are committed to providing a working environment that not only fosters personal growth, but also recognizes our employees’ contributions towards the common goal of our company’s success because of this HyLife has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies. If you have the qualifications and the passion to meet this challenge then we would like to explore your potential. Please apply online at http://hylife.com/current-opportunities/ or email to jobs@hylife.com or mail to PO Box 10,000, 623 Main St E, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0. We thank all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted

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IS HIRING! We are looking for a full time foreman carpenter and carpenters. Starting date will be May 1st 2022. Requirements: -Foreman carpenter should be able to lead a team. -Strong work ethic, show up on time, and willing to learn. -Minimum class 5 License -Physically capable of heavy lifting -Able to work independently - We are a growing company offering competitive wages. -Health benefits available after probationary period. If interested please email your resume to clvvconstruction@hotmail.com or send a text to Leo at 2044121700.

Rolling River School Division in southwestern Manitoba, Canada near Riding Mountain National Park and Brandon. RRSD invites applications for positions including:

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The way I see it Environmentalists must pay up

Environmentalists who want to shun anything to do with petroleum and demand a change to sustainable energy sources need to put their money up to subsidize their inefficient, impractical and unreliable dreams of an energy nirvana. Demanding that governments fulfill their fantasies is unacceptable. In a democracy committed to the rule of law, no person or group can force their beliefs on others. Our constitutional freedoms and rights do not allow us to infringe on the freedoms and rights of others. Governments cannot infringe on our freedoms and rights through legislation, regulations or policies. They are obliged to recognize our rights and freedoms and avoid infringement. Governments are not empowered to force their beliefs or program on us if they infringe on our liberties. In today’s ‘news’ the Liberal Party taxpayer-subsidized propaganda arm (CBC) printed a story: Canada may have hit its long-awaited electric vehicle turning point Despite industry foot-dragging, experts say forced sales will transform the market Don Pittis CBC News Apr 04, 2022 Electric car advocates are waiting to see spending details in this week’s federal budget, but for the first time, pro-EV business leaders and economists are expressing new optimism that Canada’s move away from internal combustion vehicles may have reached a turning point. After years of excuses, there are signs that a conjunction of forces is pushing the country into a technological and social revolution

that has been compared to going from horse to automobile and will bring affordable electric cars and trucks to roads and parking spaces across Canada. High gasoline prices, a gradual increase in the price of carbon and a request by European powers for the world to use less fossil fuels to break Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s grip on their economies, are pushing us in that direction. A series of technological developments that have made electric vehicles not just as good as internal combustion vehicles but better and cheaper to run have helped make it possible. Now, if only drivers ready to make the switch could find one on the lot to buy. Read on: Canada may have hit its long-awaited electric vehicle turning point | CBC News *************************************** I have no problem with those who believe in shifting to wind, solar and atomic energy to reduce carbon emissions. All they need to do is band together and invest in those facilities. They have no lawful right to demand that I give up my 17-year-old gasoline-driven car for an electric vehicle I neither need nor can afford. Any of the government’s proposals will not meet my limited needs for personal transport. I make the decisions that affect my personal life and lifestyle and am not prepared to accept that environmentalists have any right to impose their ideology on me. Governments have no right to demand that I subsidize electric vehicle manufacture, sales, and infrastructure through forced taxation. If these vehicles cannot be made and sold in a free market based on their superior technology, they are expensive ship anchors, not the path to a sustainable energy future. One thing is sure. Russian President Putin is more

intelligent than Prime Minister Trudeau. President Putin understood that the development of Russia’s petroleum sector and oil and gas exports enhanced his geopolitical power. He is a force to be reckoned with far beyond his land borders. Prime Minister Trudeau took the opposite tack, vilified petroleum production and is reduced to occasional cameo roles on the world stage. His trips to Europe are an attempt to pretend that Canada has a voice in NATO and Europe, where he is barely tolerated. Putin is a vile figure, unworthy of support or recognition, but rule one of international dealings is to know your enemies. Understand their tactics and utilize them in counter-measures. Trudeau has failed to develop Canada into the self-sustaining energy powerhouse we can be to bit-players feeding the pockets of his friends and supporters. Had Trudeau recognized the value of our petroleum sector and supported its development, we would be in a position to replace European dependency on Russia. This epic failure in political strategy has destroyed our most powerful economic engine and relegating us to unacceptable reductions in our standard of living. My message to environmentalists is: Pay up or shut up; my wallet is off-limits. Governments want to censor our speech. Without the freedom of expression, we cannot pick out the idiots. It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong. - Thomas Sowell John Feldsted Political commentator, consultant & strategist Winnipeg, Manitoba

New ambulatory care clinic opens next week at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg $16.7-million facility more convenient for patients to access care: Gordon

News Media Services Manitoba Government A new $16.7-million ambulatory care clinic that will see approximately 100,000 patients per year will begin to open to the public next week, bringing 12 inter na l med icine cl inics spread out in seven dif ferent areas on the Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Winnipeg campus under one roof, Health Minister Audrey Gordon announced today. “Manitoba is investing in the care patients need while making services

easier for them to access,” said Gordon. “Medicine clinics in a single facility provides added convenience to pat ients and frees up space for other acute-care ser v ices at HSC Winnipeg.” The first phase of the new ambu lator y care clinic, located at 700 Elgin Ave. in the former Ellen Douglass School, has been completed and will open Monday when rheumatology and neurolog y clinics open on the main f loor of the 4 6 , 0 0 0 - s q.- f t . bu i ld ing. The minister noted add it iona l cl inics are

expected to open over the next three months, beginning with general internal medicine, hypertension and respirology in late May, and allergy, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinolog y, gastroenterolog y, hepatolog y and infectious diseases clinics in the last week of June. “Consolidating clinics prov ides a more convenient experience for patients, who will be able to book appointments with several specialists for the same day. This will reduce their need for travelling to multiple

cl in ic appoint ment s,” said Dr. Eberhard Renner, provincial specialty lead for internal medici ne, Sha red Hea lt h. “We hope the close assoc i at ion of mu lt iple specia lt ies w i l l foster collaboration between health care providers, leading to improvements in care and educational opportunities as teams learn from each other.” Since HSC Winnipeg is a teaching hospital, the new ambulatory care clinic has been specifically designed to enhance opportunities for mentorship, direct observation

and teaching. Students w i l l lea r n f rom c a re teams at the bedside and staff will have space to support in-clinic training and medical education, said Renner. The building has one main entrance located on Elgin Avenue. Limited short-term patient parking, including a drop-off area and accessible parking stalls, is available on the west parking lot (Lot Q ) of the HSC campus. The closest parkade is t he W i l l i a m Av e nue Parkade. The project was initially announced in the

fall of 2017 with extensive renovations beginning in February 2020. The revamped building was designed by MMP Architects. The new ambulatory care clinic is the latest in several capital investments the Manitoba government has made in recent years, including the opening of HSC Women’s Hospital and the Crisis Response Centre, as well as construction of the coming acute stroke unit, noted Gordon

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Riverdale Municipality March 8th meeting minutes

Banner Staff Condensed minutes

The minutes of the regular meeting of Council for Riverdale Municipality held in the Council Chambers on the 8th day of March 2022. Deputy Mayor Ian Dyer called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with the following members of Council in attendance: Councillor Alastair McFadden Councillor David Creighton Councillor Ken Tait Councillor Everett Smith Councillor Dave Falkevitch

Regrets Mayor Todd Gill Chief Administrative Officer Kat Bridgeman recorded the minutes. Both the agenda and t he prev ios meet i ng s mitutes were accepted as presented.

Monthly Reports 6.1.1 Monthly Report – Municipal Operations Manager – Reviewed & Filed, 6.1.4 M.I. Gravel Road Maintenance Agreement – Not at this t ime, 6.1.5 Memor ia l Dr ive – L etter to be drafted, 6.2 Police6.3 Fire & Emergency Serv ices , 6 . 3.1 Mont h ly

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info@riversbanner.com The Rivers Banner serves the communities of:

Rivers Oak River Rapid City Cardale Harding

Bradwardine Forrest Station Alexander Kenton


Report – Fire Chief R. Brown – Reviewed & Filed, 6.4 Finance, 6.4.1 Uncollectible Aged Accounts, No. 39-22 it was resolved t hat hat t he following uncollectible aged accounts for tipping fees (over 24 months) be cancelled: •5177546 MB Ltd/Deadwood Customs $ 42.00 •Holden Colin $236.25 •Alayna Homes $ 52.50 The following accounts will not be provided access to the Rivers Landfill without a deposit and pre-payment. 6 .4. 2 Bud g et C on siderations for Meeting (fuel, overtime)

It was resolved that Council recess the regula r meet i ng to sit i n camera as a Committee of the Whole to discuss personnel issues.Further Resolved that all matters discussed are to be kept confidential. It was resolved that Mark Freeman be appr oved for a n i nt ernal transfer to Public Works Operator effective March 7th, 2022 as per the terms outlined in the recommended letter of offer. It was resolved that C ou nc i l approve t he 2021 and 2022 MDTP (Handi-Transit) Operat-

ing Financial Statement as presented.6.9.4 Draft 2021 Audited Financial Statements

Consideration of By-Laws By-Law No. 2022-03, being a By-Law of Riverdale Municipality prescribing certain matters concer n ing campa ig n expenses and contributions in connection with Municipal Elections will be given its first, second and third reading. By- L aw No. 2 0 2104, being a By-Law of Riverdale Municipality to establish water and wastewater rates within

R ivers is to be g iven second and third reading.

Remarks and Suggestions Councillor Falkevitch – drainage routes for snow piles at Chimo as time allows Council lor Smith – curbing on RCC sidewalk; still ppl driving over the curb Councillor Tait – leaking in vestibule at 55+ Club ramp will need to be looked at prior to any type of renovation Councillor Dyer – parking in no park areas at RCC needs to be monitored.

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Duncan Martin has spectacularly spotted lambs on his farm, Wild Rose Lane Farm. The farm is in the RM of Oakview just outside of Rapid City and is run by his parents Chris and Shirley Martin, together with Duncan and

his fiancé Rylee Wruth. They raise Dorset/Suffolk sheep but are starting to get into Rideau ewes. The Suffolk breed have a black face and white body while the Dorset are completely white. When you pair the two up for breeding, the lambs have a spotted pattern that is cute as can be. The

particular lamb in the photo is a result of a Suffolk ewe and a Dorset ram. Wild Rose Lane Farm is a mix of grain and sheep farming. The Martins look after around 60-70 ewes. Their f irst lamb of the season was born Apr. 1 (no joke!) and they have 16 lambs at present. They

are hoping for around 100 lambs total, with some ewes lambing now, and another group of ewes lambing in June. “Over the last few years we have worked really hard to make many upgrades around our farm including a new lambing barn and all new sheep handling equipment” Duncan stated.

“We continue to grow and plan to expand our flock within the next 4 years”. Brent and Wendi Burt live in Riverdale Municipality and have a mixed farm. They spring calve 90 cows and fall calve 15; at the moment they are at 70 calves so far this spring. Wendi, kids Jill and Colby, and

Brent’s sister Shelley have cows of their own which total about 20. They all help with morning chores when available and also help check cows. Everyone is sure glad to see the weather finally warm up! It certainly makes things a lot easier on humans and cows alike.

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Left: Jill Burt with one of this years calves. Right: Granny with two out of three of her triplets.

Law of the Month This month the Rivers Police Service reminds drivers to buckle up and stay safe when operating motor vehicles. Seat belts are a safety precaution meant to keep drivers and passengers safe in the case of a motor vehicle collision. A ll drivers and passengers must wear the complete seatbelt assembly, where a seatbelt assembly is provided, unless exempted by law. Ensure the seatbelt is worn properly: •It must be snug over the shoulder and across the hips. •The seatbelt fabric must be f lat and not twisted. •The seatbelt must be kept over the shoulder and not under the arm as this could cause serious injury in a collision. In Canada, 2020 saw a large increase in the percentage of occupants that were killed or seriously injured who were not wearing seatbelts. For example, 33.2% of driver fatalities were not wearing seatbelts, compared to 25.2% in 2019, which equates to a 32% increase. Once again, 2020 saw a large increase in passen-

Seat Belts

ger fatalities and serious injur ies who were not wearing seatbelts. 39.2% of passengers killed were not wearing seat belts, compared to 29.8% in 2019. There are multiple offences relating to seat belt violations including ones for both the driver of the vehicle, and any passenger not wearing a seat belt where one is provided.


April 16, 2022 4:30 - 6 p.m. Rivers Legion #75

$15 per plate Only 150 plates available Takeout only Call 204-328-7440 All profits go to Cain Burgess Grandson Myles Wotton and Lori Kiesman

All the indicated sections listed above carry a fine of $298. This will also put you down two points on the Drivers Safety Rating (DSR), thus increasing the cost to obtain your license. The Rivers Police Service encourages ever ybody to buckle up when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.