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is not just any cattle show, submitted to DLMS. On Carson Callum, General it is an all-around event to Aug. 1st at 7pm, what would Manager of Manitoba Beef promote and educate youth normally be our banquet Producers and Shannon Knelsen, Erich Schmidt, Thom Heijmans,Despite Heather a challenging to continue in the livestock and award ceremony, results Carvey of Alexander MB. Gray, Liliane Dupuis. Front twoKijima, yearsHaile of let downs industry. Our show would were announced live on a live Our Photography Judge Jessy row L/R: Minami Hubbard, Chassidy Payette, and cancellations, includ- not happen without our dedi- video broadcast on DLMS. Milne-Smith of Douglas MB. Morgan Ramsay, Bryce ing Hrabok. our 2nd Round Up, cated sponsors , parents, Jun- All videos and comments Our Graphic Design Judge Summers, Quinn participants at Manitoba iors and committee members were featured in a flawless Carson Callum. Our MarYouth Beef Round Up have who have stood behind this manner for juniors and the keting Judge Jackie Cavers shown great resilience. It Junior All Breeds Show and public to find out in real time of LaRiviere MB. was with heavy hearts that helped to make it a success in who would be crowned as Round-Up 2021 Committhe Round Up committee past years. A huge thank you our winners. This presenta- tee: Lois McRae (Co- Chair was forced to cancel our to everyone for their support tion took major effort and Person), Laura Horner (Coshow for yet another year and willingness to keep the coordination from DLMS, Chair Person), Jake Rawluk, in the wake of the Covid-19 Round Up spirit alive in our and we cannot thank Mark Rilla & Travis Hunter, Blair crisis. However, with a little virtual show. and Joanne Shologan enough McRae, Andrea Bertholet, outward thinking and help Projects were on display for their contribution! Samantha Rimke, Albert Photo by Sheila Runions from Direct Livestock Mar- on the DLMS website and Judges for our virtual and Michelle Rimke, Jackie keting Systems (DLMS) the the Manitoba Youth Beef event included judges of the Cavers, Geoff Patterson, committee was able to host Round Up Page from July confirmation show, Greg Megan Kemp, Taylor Carlour annual event virtually to 21 to Aug. 1st. From there and Amanda Pugh, of Pugh son, Candace Abey, Nanette By Sheila Runions be broadcasted and judged the general public could view Farms in Edgerton, Alberta. Glover, Cody Carson, Trevor Banner Staff online. It was a great success all projects and check out our Our Livestock Judging Com- Carlson, Monty Thomson. tionentered to the schools. cans from the school foyer into and Chimo Beach areas for con- put away in the proper place on s r e p or with t e d i n42t he juniors and juniors hard work. Judging petition judge Bevin HamilPupils co-ordinated the entire the church basement the after- tributions from the community. the shelving units. They were March 9 edition, the a total of 80 livestock entries. also took place ton, Vermilion, March this 21, where theof When all wasAlberta. said and done, fantastic! We are very, very Grade 12 Interdisci- month-long promotion, which noon ofduring Despite totally differtime periodfood andwas results were Our Public Speaking JudgesHarvest pleased.” Results on page 6 weighed and sorted. the scales at Riverdale in a ceremonious plinary Studies in Science class a culminated Elementary school staff memon March 20 to Although the project was a sen- noted a total of 434 pounds, “a at Rivers Collegiate planned a presentation ent approach to the August Riverdale Harvest president ior students brainstorm, the en- fabulous amount,” says Heather. ber/Harvest volunteer Yvonne project for Riverdale Harvest. long weekend our juniors tire high school was encouraged “We are so pleased they decided Crouch initiated a similar camHeather Gray and Liliane. Dubbed the Boat Load of Food, know and love, juniors were Because the snow had melted to participate. The collegiate to help those we serve. A lot paign in her school. That threestudents secured a canoe from stillDivision able to soparticipate in could not hosted a poor boy floor hockey of times kids don’t get enough week effort simply encouraged much, the canoe Rolling River School portaged across the street to tournament in which to play, credit but this group of students students to leave product in with an intent toopen f ill itlivestock with beconfirmation Zion Church (home of River- athletes had to pay with food for certainly deserves some praise. the canoe; 87 pounds of food non-perishables. Although thewell classes as as skill builddale Harvest). campaign was fully organized ing competitions such Rather, as the teens the canoe. Some students also All students stayed behind to was collected from the younger by FISH thatPHOTOS class, the original idea carried bags, boxes and garbage canvassed Rivers, Oak River help check expiry dates, sort and group on Thursday, March 22. RIVERS AND AREA GAME AND public speaking, marketing, came fromhis a suggestion made 50/50 winner Tyler Wilson of Birtle ($125) with photography, graphic design by harvest volunteer Liliane catch of the day and judging. Participants Dupuis. “I heard the ideawere at a meetgiven guidelines of Despite the heat, the archery event was a great ing in success Brandon. Augustine to present their animal School hadout tried Fill a Canoe and a lot of fun was had by all. Lots of families came via video. Animals were conjunction the 10-day too, which was nice to see. A big thank-you toinTravis andwithpresented Festival du Voyaguer in Win-in show condition Derek from Jo Brooks, for organizing, lending the 3-D and videos were uploaded nipeg in February. It was very targets, making the trail, and so many othersuccessful behindand thewhenever I hear cast on DLMS. for broad scenes time and energy. food bank, my earsOverall always perk it was an incredup!” archery Over 40 people participated in the first ever ibly strong presentation of She then brought the sugevent, plus volunteers. The Rivers and Area Game and animals and projects, juniors The canoe at Rivers gestion to Riverdale Harvest, Fish range is now open for archery only$20 gets you a key were Elementary School was applauded by the comwhich supported the idea and adequately filled. to the gate to use the range for archery for theasked remainder Photo by Heather Gray her to presentmittee, the promopeers and the general of 2021. Must be a member of Rivers and Area Game public for such adaptability Submitted Photo and Fish Association. and creativity despite a chal- Above, Chase Airey of Rivers showed his Charolais heifer at the Manitoba Youth lenging circumstance. 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It’s really, really hard.

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es, it is really, really hard to not descend into the profane, to crawl around in the gutter in choosing words to describe where we are as a country right now. With so many good things and so much to be thankful for, why are we ruining ourselves so quickly? Surely, compared to Afghanistan, we are very well off. Even compared to the United States, we are doing well. But, we are forcing ourselves through some turmoil and despair that we should not even consider, let alone embrace. The 2021 election is being called to satisfy the ego and career plans of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He doesn’t need an election, he had one less than two years ago and the parliament is working as a minority parliament. The government has to get  the support of an opposition party to pass legislation. They don’t need an election. Trudeau needs an election to satisfy his needs. If he wins a majority, he will resign soon and go on to something that pays better and is less work. This prime minister is allergic to actual work, by the way. Maybe he will get on at the UN or some corporate boards, whatever. If he gets a minority, same story, he will move on. If he loses, he will move on. The only question in voters’ minds should

be: do they want another Liberal government? The answer should be a resounding, “No.” The Liberals have dumped barrels of money into some very sketchy projects, often associated with companies like SNC Lavalin. Just about every big spending decision they have made has been associated with a benefit to SNC or Bombardier. The Liberals have crushed the oil industry, even though it finances a large part of the economy, and is still very much needed to transition Canada to its totally electric nevernever land. I say transition, as it is doubtful if Canada, with its sparse population stretched over thousands of miles, will ever be able to go totally electric for heavy transport or air travel. The Liberals botched the COVID-19 crisis. Too late on banning travel, too late in obtaining vaccines and way too late on protecting the vulnerable. We will never know how many people died months, or years, earlier than they would have otherwise died due to neglect. Canada does not have a national food and agricultural policy, a national transportation policy, no national housing strategy and certainly no policy to export our resources to countries that need them. In spite of all the good things that happen


Ken Waddell in Canada, the things that make us a place where the majority of the world’s population would love to immigrate to, we fall so far short of our potential and that it is very discouraging. We don’t take the concerns of our First Nations people seriously, never really have. We can’t even get proper water supplies located in a lot of communities and health care is almost non-existent in some areas. Some say water and health care are too expensive, but if we matched our promises, our hopes, with our wasted money, we could do so much better than we do now. We do very well, but when you compare our performance with our potential, we fall sadly short. In a confederation, we expect great leadership based on integrity, honesty and hard work

from our federal government. We aren’t getting it. With the track record of this government and previous Liberal governments, don’t expect it to change. It has been hard to write this column without descending into the profane. Maybe if the government would exercise the same restraint, Canada might reach its potential. The Conservative Party has made its share of stupid mistakes over the years, but their track record is better. It’s time to elect a conservative government to give Canada a chance at fulfilling its potential. Canada needs it and the world needs us and what we have to offer. 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.

Cancer, Co-vid and Christianity

I’m not a doctor, so when my GP told me I needed to head to Cancer Care in Winnipeg immediately, I followed his advice. Once there, the doctors confirmed that I had leukemia and chemo was to begin right away. Again, I followed the advice of the experts. My wife and I arrived in May of 2013 and we were told I’d be spending the summer there. I was horrified with the thought of being stuck in a hospital for an entire summer, but the alternative was bleak. My adventure in Winnipeg lasted eight months, which involved the expected chemo, but also entailed intensive radiation treatments, along with blood transfusions, several trips to the ICU and finally, a stem cell transplant. Thankfully, the cancer is in remission and it is wonderful to be alive!! I’m not a virologist, so I needed to defer to the experts, including my GP and the doctors at Cancer Care, who recommended receiving the vaccine. It seemed the prudent thing to do, and I certainly don’t want a return trip to a hospital or the dreaded ICU (they are not pleasant places to be). Nor do I want to put my wife through another round of turmoil as with the cancer. Currently we are experiencing a fourth wave of the virus which appears to be prevalent among the unvaccinated. My way of thinking tells me that the longer a virus lingers, the greater chance it has to mutate, becoming resistant to vaccines and infecting more people. The past tells us that vaccines work, so if you are not vaccinated, please consider doing so. The only reason we have been able to loosen restrictions recently is due to the majority of us who have received the vaccine, so if you are unvaccinated, make sure you thank someone who is. Let’s work together and get this virus under control. Trust me, no one wants to spend time sick or in a hospital. But I am a Christian, which means that I, along with everyone else who considers themselves one, must defer to

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the Lord Jesus Christ on all matters of truth, life and faith. The Bible is the only true and reliable source that reveals Christ’s teachings; the most important dealing with eternal life. Jesus clearly says when we die, our souls will be in one of two places, heaven or hell, and our relationship with Him determines our final destination. Jesus said the following from the Gospel of John: John 6:40 - “For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life…” John 10:9 - “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved…” John 14:6 - “...I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” The Apostle John wrote this is his epistle: 1 John 5:12 - “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

My wife and I met many courageous cancer patients along with their families; some of them succumbing to cancer. Hundreds of thousands have lost their lives to the virus and countless others die each day to other illnesses and tragedies. Death is inevitable for each of us, so my question to you is: Do you know where you will spend eternity? Jesus Christ, the Son of God, says He is the only way to eternal life, so I plead with you to consider His words. If you have a Bible at home, I encourage you to read it, beginning with the Gospel of John. If you don’t have one, I can recommend which one to get; it will change your life. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact me at


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Home Bodies By Rita Friesen


ith having the young adults home for several days came stimulating conversation and new ideas. The consensus is that I am a primitive sleeper. Oh, there are fancy words for it– not insomnia!– biphasic or segmented sleep. Quoting now from research, down one of those internet rabbit holes! “If we look back through history at the way our ancestors slept, we see many differences. One of the most obvious being that they very rarely slept in long chunks of time. Humans that were a part of civilized areas during the 1800s usually had biphasic sleep habits. They would sleep in two chunks. Breaking up these periods of sleep would usually result in a higher quality of rest, as well as longer periods of rest.” and “researchers, such as Roger Ekirch, point to evidence that segmented sleep patterns were common practice during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. During this time period, it was considered a regular habit to have a first and second rest period during the night, while experiencing a peaceful wake time in between.” The conclusion was/is that I am, at heart, a hunter/ gatherer. The studies are intriguing. For some cultures, hunting or fishing at night was much more successful than in the daytime. For those living in colder climates, it was

essential to wake in the night, get moving to get the blood circulating, and to stoke the fire. Wake up or freeze. And about that wake time in between that the researchers found– this time was used for socializing, playing games, setting the bread to rise, relaxing and resting while awake. My sleep patterns are not as troublesome as they were while I was experiencing menopause– and for some of us it is an experience! Those years– working full time, grandparenting , wifeing, gardening and contributing to my community– sleep was intense from midnight to 2:30 or 3, then illusive until 5 and longed for when the alarm sounded at 7. I would have been fine if I had known that I was a hunter/gatherer and should have used the time productively. Even now, as a senior, sleep is not always a reliable companion. And it is the hours of early morning, two to five, that prove to be the most troublesome. Another study showed that 3 am is optimal for meditation. I do my deep thinking from a prone position... It was the advent of the industrial revolution and the commonality of secondary light sources that changed the way, well, the times we sleep. Many of us have held jobs or managed careers that require us to be fully present from eight or nine in the morning to four or five in the afternoon. To be fully present, and capable of performing complex tasks, and interacting with others in a socially acceptable manner, we require rest, most commonly found by sleeping. It was one of those random conversations that started all this reflection. I found/find it comforting that there is a slot in which I fit. (Sarcasm!!) Truly, the fact-finding mission was interesting and informative, and comforting. Oh, and our most intense and interesting dreaming comes in that second half!

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50 Plus Club welcomes members

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A fter eighteen long months the Rivers and District 50 Plus Club was able to welcome the members back to the club rooms. Club activities

resu med on Monday, Au g u st 16 , c a r ef u l ly following all Manitoba Health guidelines. Members gathered at 2 p.m., and enjoyed games of cribbage, table shuff le, and pool. Following the games tea, coffee, and

cook ies were enjoyed. The opportunity to visit and enjoy a conversation was the icing on the cake! We extend an invitation to all those who are fifty plus to drop on and see what we have to offer. We meet at two Monday,

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and at one on to Tuesday. A variety of cards, shuff leboard, pool, f loor curling and carpet bowl are popular. Come and join us.

Response to Climate Clips 1 - 5: “Lets Just Panic” Linda Rioux

As Pope Francis says, “It is all on us, we created the problem, and we must fix it.” God has nothing to do with the climate crisis, it is humanities doing and we must take responsibility. CO2 has made the earth inhabitable by keeping the climate balanced and warm, unfortunately we have turned up the heat to dangerous levels by adding 35% more CO2 to our atmosphere in the last 150 years. This heating is not going to magically disappear. The earth has no way to get rid of the CO2 from the 100 million barrels of oil that humans burn every day, year after year. It is here to stay and so is the heat. Polar bears are not thriving as you suggest. People can no longer hunt them, but this does not mean they are not starving. The sea ice is freezing later each year and polar bears require seal fat to survive. A land diet of eggs, birds and berries, obviously can not sustain a polar bear, let’s use a little common sense here. Sea level will only rise when land ice and glaciers, which form on land, have flowed into the oceans and this is happening rapidly. Sea ice, which does not raise the sea level when it melts, but reflects the suns rays and acts as an ‘air conditioner’ to earth, is melting before our eyes. Sea levels will continue to rise no matter what we do now, it is too late. Your article Politically was a discussion of how the fires in Lytton BC were likely started. The way the fires started does nothing to dispel the discussion of how the climate crisis has heated and dried the forests to tinder dry conditions. Forest management can not change the reality of severe drought and can do little to stop these tremendous fires. You also quoted, “Professor Cliff Mass, a meteorologist at the University of Washington stated “The inaccurate information being distributed about the origins of the heat wave is very disturbing, some of this is being out of ignorance or laziness, but a few individuals are deceiving the public deliberately.” I agree with this statement, a few individuals are deceiving the public and it is very irresponsible. We need to accept the science and act on getting off oil, and use less energy in every way. We need to build smaller, more energy efficient homes, lead simpler lives with less consumption. Conspicuous consumption is no longer cool. This is not that hard to do but time is running out and we need to not panic but act wisely using science and informed behaviour as our guide. As you suggested there are two climate crisis rules: Rule 1, Almost everything is linked to the climate crisis, including: droughts, fires, floods, more intense hurricanes and heat waves. Rule 2, When in doubt, rest assured, if it is climate related it is probably due to the rise of greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere. Using common sense and science, Mary Lowe Editors note: Polar bear hunting is open on a limited basis to indigenous and non-indigenous hunters.


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Trust and why it matters in the marketplace We all have that one friend who has the unique ability to shape every conversation to centre around them. They are fantastic speakers, but terrible listeners. And it’s hard for us to trust them with our emotions, fears, or insecurities because it seems as though they don’t really care. Businesses are like people. The ones that stick to touting how great they are, without connecting with or listening to their customers, have difficulty cultivating trust. And trust matters. Trust is what ties consumers to companies. It’s what allows them to exchange their hard-earned money for the goods and services they need and want. It’s what allows companies to flourish in

their communities and communities to flourish around their companies. Sadly, there are those who simply want to build their banks, without a care for how they’re breaching social norms and ethics. This is where the Better Business Bureau comes in. The BBB works to shut down scams and alert the public to them. The BBB investigates, mediates, and reviews businesses on allegations of dishonesty. It tracks real reviews of companies and compile them into a profile, so consumers can get accurate information about the places where they’re spending their money. It provides guidance for consumers on how to navigate online marketplaces, saving

them money and stress. The BBB also works with companies that want to operate ethically but need help and advice on how to do so. For those companies that have this trust thing figured out, the BBB works to lift them up in the marketplace so more consumers can feel secure in their transactions. These companies have committed to upholding the BBB’s standards for trust. That’s another sure-fire sign of trustworthiness — a company’s willingness to hold themselves accountable. Businesses should operate like trustworthy people — living by their moral code and working to become better for those around them while striving for their goals.

Those are the businesses and people we turn to when we need something, especially if it’s important. The ones that have violated our trust or have a reputation for not following through on promises are the ones we learn to leave behind. More of us win when businesses and consumers that trust each other and work toward shared goals in their communities, and that’s exactly what the BBB is working toward. For more information on the BBB and its programs, visit — Trade-mark of the International Association of Better Business Bureaus used under licence.

Inuit art exhibit travels to Rivers

Westoba Credit Union hosts mobile art gallery Banner Staff Rivers Banner An impressive selection of significant Inuit art recently made its way to Rivers. The travelling exhibit was a small sampling of displays from the recently opened Qaumajuq (kow-ma-yourk) Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. This mobile art gallery was one of many Manitoba 150 events that had to be postponed until recently because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the provincial changes to the guidelines, however, the exhibit has been able to proceed, giving people a chance to see this amazing Inuit artwork and to learn more about Inuit culture. As for the gallery itself, its wall-to-wall display cases hold a collection of 50 Inuit art pieces in total. The wheelchair-accessible, air-conditioned van that they have been transported in has travelled across Manitoba, showcasing the works in the parking lots of local credit unions. Credit


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Inside the traveling Inuit art gallery, over 50 pieces of traditional Inuit art are on display.

Union Central of Manitoba has helped to fund the initiative, while Birchwood Automotive Group donated and retrofitted the van. Unique art experience On Thursday, Aug. 12, it was Westoba Credit Unions in Rivers chance to showcase the extraordinary works of Inuit culture. Delaney O’Hara, an event assistant with Manitoba 150,


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has been traveling across the province with the gallery. She told the Banner that the response in communities that usually don’t have access to this type of art has been very encouraging. “It’s awesome to be able to bring [the exhibit] to communities that aren’t always able to see these particular types of displays, or can’t make it into Winnipeg. And especially with the Inuit artwork, a lot of people have

not seen it before. So, it’s very special to be able to bring around the province and have people experience it,” O’Hara said. “The reaction so far has been really positive. People are interested in the different materials that are used, especially the felt and the soap stone. It’s just been great.” Qaumajuq is an Inuktitut word meaning “it is bright.”

Agricultural machinery on roads during harvesting: motorists need to be wary

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On average, there are 48 collisions yearly in Manitoba involving agricultural equipment and passenger vehicles, according to Manitoba Public Insurance data. “Observance of road safety is key to keeping our roadways safe during harvest season,” said Satvir Jatana, MPI’s Chief Customer Officer. “While some areas of the province are experiencing severe drought, many other producers are on the roadways moving their machinery. Crops are coming off the fields and large agriculture machinery will be travelling on roadways. It’s important motorists be aware and drive responsibly. “Everyone is expected to share the roads responsibly and safely. On average, five people are killed or injured yearly in a crash between agricultural machinery and passenger vehicles.” Farm equipment is large, may take up more than one lane, and is slow moving so motorists need to use extra caution when ap-

proaching and overtaking. Producers need to do their part to ensure equipment is properly signed with lights and reflectors in use. Extra caution is also required when entering roadways and making turns with this equipment.” Farm equipment is required to have a slowmoving vehicle emblem clearly visible to traff ic approaching from behind, with red reflectors on the back as close as possible to the left and right sides. At night, farm equipment must have headlights, red tail lamps and flashing amber warning lamps. Farm equipment has a maximum speed of 40 km/h so it’s easy for motorists to misjudge their speed of approach. Motorists can do their part by keeping a safe distance from agricultural machinery added Jatana. “Motorists should be patient when they come upon farm equipment and only pass when safe to do so,” said Jatana. “Be particularly diligent during dusk and dawn hours when it can be difficult to see.”

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Tempo Place says thanks for 40 years


Following the 40th anniversary of the Lamb familys ownership fo the Tempo Place Emporium we have some more photos to look back at. Do you recognize these people?


Barb Duthie, Pauli Hamnett, Phyllis Jordens, Marg & Keith Lamb, Kathy Harris, Nikki Brown.

Charlot te Roberds, Carol Reid, Barb Duthie, Jeany Birch, Judy Worth, Frankie Saville, Marg Kemp

B a r b D u t h i e, D o n n a (Bercier) Allen, Elaine Runions, Marg & Keith Lamb, Helen Peckover, Judy McCracken.

We cannot begin to THANK everyone for making the day, and the past 40 years a success! The following is a list of the winners from the draws: Swing- Chris Windsor Coke Cooler - Aaron Michaluk BBQ Pack - Shelly Foster Golf Package - Rachelle Wellborn Hoodies- Craig Lelond, Ashton Huston, Anthony Cook, Ann Lines, Chantal Solomon, Drey Dunn Tupperware Gift Packs - Jodi Sonnenber Carrie Douglas

Beef Jerky Backpack - John Dziver Coors Umbrella - Roger Beaudin Cooler Bags & Tempo Travel Mugs - Wendy Wareham, Wendy Wood, Terry Nolin, Carter Lelond, Edison Braun, Deb Webster, Matt Gulas, Fay Sanduliak, Jarrod Wood, Richard Allen Snack Pack - Cole Lelond

Thank you to Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Complete Distribution (Josh King & Steve Schultz) for the donation of the drinks, Jumbo Freezies and Jerky Backpack. To Ryan Dreveski from Coors for donating the Coors Umbrella as well as our Patio Umbrellas and to sDrew Martin for the Old Dutch Chips. A HUGE THANK YOU TO: Tempo, Heritage Co-op and Federated Co-op for the donation and preparation of the burgers, popcorn and cotton candy (Barry Cooper, Tom Hewey, Reg Clarke, Val Collins, Chelsey Brown, Tammie Taylor, Jordan and Payton) Lorna Elliott & Fay Sanduliak, Barb & Tim Ross, Craig Allison & Lindsay Smith, McKenzie Meek & Hayley Surovy for their window washing, gas pumping, making sure names were entered into draws, handing out giveaways, dish washing and just about everything in between. OUR TEMPO TEAM, Marilyn Reid, Janet Dixon, Brianne and Brooklyn Zemliak, Alyssa and Emery McCracken, Tracy Paddock, Krista Dreger and Femke Heijmans, who worked their butts off, not just yesterday but everyday. Keith gambled on a hobby and made Tempo his lifelong work! He would have been overwhelmed at the turnout on Saturday and am quite sure that he was hosting a celebration of his own, with some of his old friends and customers. ~ Vaughn & Sharon Lamb ~ Marg Lamb

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Harms, fourth; Brady Wirgau, fifth; Easton Patterson, sixth. Class 5D: Brynn Steppler, first; Madisyn Robertson, second; Blake Airey, third; Rylee Patterson, fourthl Sierra Inglis, fifth; Brooklyn Wirgau, sixth. Champion market steer was Brynn Steppler, with Henry. Reserve champion market steer was Christin Dixon, with Fortnight. Manitoba Youth Beef Round Up would like to acknowledge and thank our major sponsors for 2021: Enns Brothers, platinum; Manitoba Charolas Association, gold; Klondike Farms, Manitoba Angus Association and Manitoba Simmental Association, silver; DLMS, Manitoba Hereford Association and Manitoba Junior Hereford Association, MB/ SK Blonde D’Aquitaine (in memory of Marcel Dufault), bronze; Manitoba Shorthorn Association and MB/SK Gelbvieh Association, industry. Editor’s note: Due to lack of available page space, not all division results could be printed

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Charolais show Class 1 charolais heifer calf: Paisley Baron, first; Chase Airey, second. Champion charolais heifer calf: Paisley Baron, with Hidden Lake My Moo 1J. Reserve champion charolais heifer calf: Chase Airey, with HTA Glitter 124J. Class 2 charolais bred heifers: Brynn Steppler, first; Lukas Cavers, second; Fischer Cavers, third; Madisyn Robertson, fourth; Madisyn Robertson, fifth; Brianna Snowden, sixth; Abbey Snowden, seventh. Champion charolais bred heifer was Brynn Steppler, with Steppler Gabby. Reserve champion charolais bred

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Obituary LOUISE LEPP LEPP: Louise Lepp (nee Neufeld), age 91 years, passed a w a y o n W e d n e s d a y, August 11, 2021 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home with family present for her last moments here on earth. Louise was born on June 10, 1930 in Niverville, Manitoba. Louise’s love for music began at an early age as she helped the family hoeing sugar beets to earn enough money to buy a piano. Throughout her life playing the piano was both a comfort and a joy for her. Louise received her early education in Niverville, MB. In 1945 the family moved to the Rivers area. Here Louise worked at the Gilchrist Drugstore and later at the Brandon Mental Health Centre. As a young adult Louise was ready for adventure and travelled to BC by train to visit cousins. While in BC, Louise realized her need for salvation, and mentored by a cousin there, she committed her life to Christ. She worked on fruit farms, did housecleaning and earned enough money to pay for Bible school in Abbotsford. When she returned to Manitoba, she also attended Elim Bible School in Altona. After returning home to Rivers she met the love of her life, Peter Lepp, and they were married on August 8th, 1954. Louise was a devoted farm wife and mother of 5 children. She loved entertaining in her home and you could usually find friends and family around her kitchen table on a Sunday afternoon. Peter and Louise were very dedicated to their church and Louise was most often found at the piano playing for the choir, a quartet, or various special music selections. In her later years her grandchildren were her joy and delight. All 11 grandchildren had a special place in her heart. She encouraged them all in their activities, but especially music. She loved to attend band concerts, recitals, festivals, sporting events and motocross. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Peter and children: Ingrid (Brian) Wilson, Robert Lepp, Dan (Ev) Lepp, Alvin (Collette) Lepp, Eileen (Randy) King, 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Louise is predeceased by 1 sister and 3 brothers. The family invites you to attend the Celebration of Louise’s Life which will take place at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive, Brandon, MB on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. The recording of the service will be available for viewing beginning Tuesday, August 24, 2021 on Louise’s memorial page at Donations in memory of Louise may be made to Turtle Mountain Bible Camp, Box 1198, Boissevain, Manitoba, R0K 0E0 or Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, 4 Willowdale Crescent, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 1A3. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements with Memories Chapel, Brandon 1-855-727-0330.

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Dan Mazier begins re-election bid Maverick Party Conservative Party candidate pitches ‘Canada’s Recovery Plan’

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Dan Mazier is wasting no time snapping back into election mode, though he’d rather be still 100 per cent focused on the job the voters in Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa sent him to Ottawa to do only two years earlier. On Sunday, Aug. 15, Gov.-Gen. Mary Simon accepted prime minister Justin Trudeau’s request to dissolve Parliament. That decision has triggered a 36-day federal election campaign that will commence on Sept. 20. Mazier, who received 64.5 per cent of the votes in the Dauphin-Swan RiverNeepawa riding, back in 2019, is now running for re-election. He noted to the Banner & Press, however, that he is quite critical the timing for a federal election, as Canada appears to be dealing with the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and other significant political issues. “Justin Trudeau has chosen to call an election at a time, for what reason, we don’t know. It’s an unnecessary election. There is so many things that need to be done in Canada to get the country back on track and get us back united and securely our future. And [Trudeau], I suppose would rather focus on an attempt to grab onto more power,”

said Mazier. “The only reason that Justin Trudeau called an early election is because he wants to win back a majority. He doesn’t care about your future; he only cares about his.” Going door to door Despite the belief that this may be an unnecessary election, Mazier noted that he was prepared to run a full-time campaign. That included knocking on hundreds of doors throughout his constituency, including in Neepawa on Tuesday, Aug. 17. Mazier will also be back in the community once again on Saturday, Aug. 21. Part of his time going door-to-door is focused upon pitching his party’s platform, which is called Canada’s Recovery Plan. Mazier explained to essence of the plan to the Banner & Press. “We’re the only party that has a plan. It’s composed of five overarching points to secure the future through jobs, accountability, mental health, the country, and the economy. Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we are still short one million jobs, in the very least. But bring those jobs back. We also need to focus on the industries that were missed. There were programs out there, but so many were left behind. Canadians deserve a plan for their future. That’s why I’ll be sharing

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Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa MP and Conservative Party of Canada candidate Dan Mazier was in Neepawa on Tuesday, Aug. 17.

Canada’s Recovery Plan with them over the duration of the campaign. People want to know what we will do if elected, and now they will,” Mazier noted. Paying attention to rural Canada Mazier added t here needs to be more attention from Ottawa paid to the issues facing rural communities. He added that he genuinely believes that no Prime Minister has ever neglected rural Canada as much as Justin Trudeau.

“It’s like he doesn’t even know what goes on outside of the large urban centres’ he said before mentioning various platform proposals for rural Canadians on issues from agriculture, firearms, tourism, small business support and cell phone service,” stressed Mazier. Mazier concluded his time speaking with the Banner & Press, by saying this campaign is about securing the future for all Canadians.

Progressive Conservative government continues to invest in agricultural societies Grants support infrastructure projects and education in rural communities MLA Greg Nesbitt says 10 Agricultural Societies in the constituency of Riding Mountain will receive funding for infrastructure projects and educational endeavours despite the cancellation of fairs in communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Manitoba recognizes the significant and commendable efforts of agricultural societies to raise awareness of agriculture and to support events in communities across Manitoba,” said Ralph Eichler, the Minister of Agriculture and Resource Development.

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“I recognize the pandemic has shelved plans for the annual summer fairs that residents look forward to,” said MLA Nesbitt. “However, I know these volunteer groups are looking forward to once again hosting their events in the summer of 2022.” See the attached list for the agricultural societies and funding amounts. Strathclair – infrastructure $275, education $1750 Rapid City – infrastructure $2000, education $1364

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The Maverick Party is joining the election campaign in the Banner & Press coverage area. They officially announced their candidate for the DauphinSwan River-Neepawa riding as Lori Falloon-Austin, of Foxwarren. The Maverick Party, formerly known as Wexit Canada, is new to the election race, with this year as their first campaign. They are focused primarily on western provinces, with no candidates in any ridings east of Manitoba. The party’s platform involves major changes for the west, aiming to either change the constitution for “fair and equal treatment of the West” or to separate the western provinces from the rest of Canada to become an independent nation. Local candidate FalloonAustin grew up on a farm in Foxwarren and has been involved in her community on municipal and school boards, as well as volunteering in multiple facets. She was inspired by the party’s platform and pro-


Lori Falloon-Austin will be the candidate for the Maverick Party in the Dauphin-Swan RiverNeepawa riding.

posed amendments to the constitution, which made her decide to step forward as the Dauphin-Swan RiverNeepawa candidate. “Lori is able to see the big picture and what she sees is alarming to her, not just in her home province of Manitoba, but Western Canada as a whole. Lori wants nothing but the best for the riding she lives in and hopes to represent,” stated a press release from the Maverick Party. “She is a big believer in open and honest communication with all levels of government and has every intention of using that mindset to bring us all nothing but the best advantages possible.”

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