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Through 2021, several of our local riders competed in the Provincial Motocross Series. We are very proud to Back row L/R: Meghan acknowledge their commitment, skills and determination it Erich Schmidt, Knelsen, Thom Heijmans, Heather takes to not only finish one race, but a Series. Here are a few Gray, Liliane Dupuis. Front highlights from our local riders. Makena Gourlay ofrow Rivers L/R: Minami Kijima, Haile Hubbard, came out with a third overall in the Little Ladies Class on Chassidy Payette, Morgan Ramsay, Bryce her Honda CRF 150. Summers, Quinn Hrabok. Emmett Lepp of Rivers captured the title of Provincial Champion for the 50 cc Class aboard his KTM SX 50. His brother Ethan Lepp competed in the very competitive 65cc Class, and had several top 5 finishes & finished a solid 5th overall. He rode a KTM SX 65 in 2021. Devron Brown moved into the extremely competitive 85cc Class, where there is sometimes a full gate of 40 screaming bikes on the line, all looking to be number one through the first turn. He finished 18th overall in MB, and is excited to take his Kawasaki KX 85 through the 2022 Series. Photo by Sheila Runions Motocross is a lot more than an individual sport, as it takes a team and a family to commit the time, finances, and a lot of encouragement to attain success. Congratulations to all our riders and their families in the area! You have put Rivers SUBMITTED PHOTOS By Sheila Runions MB on the MX map! And you’ve done it with class, on and Banner Staff Emmett Lepp of Rivers (left) holding his trophy from winning the title of Provincial Champion. off the track. Well done! We will start riding again in June! Makena Gourlay (right) took third in the Little Ladies Class on her Honda CRF 150. 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.

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Local wins big with Dauphin Kings

Sarah Plosker Rivers Banner The Dauphin Kings won the Manitoba Junior Hockey League Championships and are headed to the Centennial Cup. The MJHL is the provincial Junior 'A' hockey league, one of ten in Canada that comprise the Canadian Junior Hockey League. The Dauphin Kings defeated the Steinbach Pistons 2-1 in game seven of the MJHL Championship Series on May 11. The Kings were awarded the Turnbull Memorial Trophy, their first time since 2010. The Turnbull Memorial Trophy is one of the oldest trophies in junior hockey across the world. It was donated in 1920 in

Pupils co-ordinated the entire March 9 edition, the Grade 12 Interdisci- month-long promotion, which plinary Studies in Science class culminated in a ceremonious at Rivers Collegiate planned a presentation on March 20 to project for Riverdale Harvest. Riverdale Harvest president Dubbed the Boat Load of Food, Heather Gray and Liliane. Because the snow had melted students secured a canoe from Rolling River School Division so much, the canoe could not be portaged anJames intent topared f ill it for with the start of this across most the street to honour of Capt. with Walter non-perishables. Although the Zion Church (home of River“Ollie” Turnbull, a Canadian recent season, which has been campaign was fully organized dale Harvest). Rather, the teens Owen’sidea first full season withboxes the and garbage Army veteran ofbyWorld Warthe original carried bags, that class, Kings.made He can return again I. Turnbull was killed active came in from a suggestion volunteer nextLiliane season as the defending duty in 1916 andby washarvest awarded Dupuis. the Military Cross for Bravery. league champions, before he “I heard the idea at a meetRivers local Owen Ware- becomes too old for juniors. ing in Brandon. St. Augustine ham, 19, plays defense for School hadthe tried Fill Probably a Canoe Owen’s biggest coach,withfans team. The assistant are his family: mother in conjunction the 10-day du Voyaguer Win- Wendy and Kent, Chad Facey, livesFestival in Hamiota andinfather nipeg in It was very brother Jase, as and was Owen's coach forFebruary. four and younger successful and whenever I hear years with the Yellowhead U15 well as grandparents Wayne food bank, my ears always perk Chiefs and U18 up!” Chiefs in the and Dianne Wareham, who Manitoba AAA League. This alsothe livesugin Rivers. Kent owns She then brought The canoe at Rivers to Riverdale Harvest,Agencies, is Owen's secondgestion year playing Way-Mor a familyElementary School was which supported the idea and with Dauphin. Unfortunately, owned Insurance and Real adequately filled. asked her to present the promo-

last season was cut short due to Covid restrictions, so the team only played six games before the season was cancelled. Despite the frustration, Owen continued to train hard during the summer, and was well-pre-

Estate business that has operated in Rivers since 1934. Jase is a goalie and plays with the Yellowhead U18 Chiefs. Continued on page 4

the church basement the afternoon of March 21, where the food was weighed and sorted. Although the project was a senior students brainstorm, the entire high school was encouraged to participate. The collegiate hosted a poor boy floor hockey tournament in which to play, athletes had to pay with food for the canoe. Some students also canvassed Rivers, Oak River

tributions from the community. When all was said and done, the scales at Riverdale Harvest noted a total of 434 pounds, “a fabulous amount,” says Heather. “We are so pleased they decided to help those we serve. A lot of times kids don’t get enough credit but this group of students certainly deserves some praise. All students stayed behind to help check expiry dates, sort and

the shelving units. They were fantastic! We are very, very pleased.” Elementary school staff member/Harvest volunteer Yvonne Crouch initiated a similar campaign in her school. That threeweek effort simply encouraged students to leave product in the canoe; 87 pounds of food was collected from the younger group on Thursday, March 22.

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Rivers local Owen Wareham, 19, can return again next season with the Dauphin Kings as defending league champions.

In search of real people

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t’s interesting to look at how business deals unfold. Particularly fascinating is the bid by Tesla’s Elon Musk to buy Twitter. Nobody seems to know if Twitter actually makes money, many doubt that it does. It’s a huge company nonetheless and Musk has put in a bid for many billions of dollars. The shareholders have accepted the deal and why wouldn’t they? They will likely make profit on their speculative purchases of shares, a profit that I doubt Twitter has ever really made. That’s the problem with a of of shareholder companies, especially new ones. The only profit that make is often in the share trading or speculation. People buy shares in companies because they thinks the share value will go up. Nobody buys share if they think that they are going to decline in value. The problem for Twitter now is that, like any deal, it is subject to a practise called “due diligence”. That’s like a house buyer having a home inspection and finding out that the basement floods and the furnace

doesn’t work. It’s grounds for backing out of the deal or a demanding a price reduction. Musk is doing his due diligence and he obviously enjoys the task. Twitter has millions of users but there’s a problem. Allegedly, not all the “users” are real people. Some are robots or “bots” that simply pretend to be people. Twitter’s problem is that the company’s value is based on having many users that are real people who will view the content and the advertising along side it. Robots, or bots, aren’t real users. Twitter says it’s five per cent. Musk says it could be 20 per cent. If in fact, it’s 20 per cent, or one fifth, of Twitter users are phoney, the company is worth a whole lot less. Why would that be, one might ask. Let’s relate it to the newspaper world. If a paper circulates a 1,000 papers in a small market, that might be pretty good coverage. If it distributes 3,000, that is even better better. But, if there are hundreds of papers that never leave the distribution centre, then


Ken Waddell the newspaper is of less value to advertisers. Papers sell ads based on the number of people picking up and reading the paper. It’s the same with Twitter’s platform. If there are 20 per cent less people involved than stated because the users don’t actually exist, then Twitter is overvalued. If Musk gets a better price, it is obviously better for him. He may get Twitter’s reach or circulation back up to where Twitter claims it to be or Musk might just want stay at a certain level and maximize sales. Either way, it’s a smart move on his part.

And, if Musk walks away from the deal, even with paying a penalty, he has will have achieved one of his main purposes, He loves to disrupt things, he’s known for that. Even if he walks away, he will be able to say, “I told you so”, proving be is smarter than all those other guys. He will then want everyone to listen up and follow his advice on other stuff, like his space program and electric cars. 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.

Qualities of a good leader, part one


n the past four columns, I have evaluated four styles of government that can be found in today’s world. Each style has its weak points (as I pointed out) and can fail miserably if its weaknesses are not addressed and remedied. Last week, I wrote about how easy it is for democratically elected officials to become corrupt and contribute to the destruction of our democratic institutions. At the end of that column, I offered three suggestions which, if followed, could strengthen our democracy and make it work for all Canadians. The first suggestion was that we need to change how we select those who will represent us in local, provincial and national governments. I am not suggesting that we make any changes to the current electoral system. This column is not the place for that debate. Unless (or until) the system is changed, we have to live with what we have and choose, as our representatives, people who understand what it means to be “servant leaders,” and who will consistently display the qualities servant leaders in all that they do. What are those qualities? First, servant leaders put the needs of others ahead of personal wants or desires. The question every servant leader needs to ask isn’t: “What do I want;” but “What are your needs-and how can I advocate on your behalf to help you

meet them?” Our politicians need to stop “playing politics” with people’s lives and start listening to what the voters who elected them are saying about the challenges they face and the help they require just to survive and meet their basic needs for food, clothing, shelter and transportation. Then, having listened, they need to work together, taking the best ideas from each political party’s platform and using them to develop programs and policies that will provide real answers to real needs. Second, servant leaders treat all people fairly. They don’t show favoritism to those who voted for them while ignoring the legitimate needs of others. They will gladly work with other elected representatives to promote policies and programs that will help all people equally. But they are not afraid to confront those in political leadership and say: “I cannot support this. It does not meet the needs of those I represent.” Third, servant leaders must be firm when necessary. One of the first lessons every new parent learns is that there are times when you have to say “No” to your kids. You have to tell them that bad behavior will not be tolerated. You also have to tell them that they can’t have everything that they want. As members of a family, they will be fed, clothed, sheltered and educated. Extra privileges must be earned. Extra possessions

Mr. Feldsted’s article sounds oh so scientific with its talk of ppm’s, plant growth and toxicity levels, but he must realize the benefit to plants and the human’s ability to breath lots of CO2 has absolutely nothing to do with the dangerous effects of CO2 in the atmosphere. The article states, “Since 1998 there has been no further warming and since 2016 a slight cooling is underway.” Really? This is a blatant untruth, or dare I say a lie! The 7 hottest years ever recorded have been since 2015. Look it up. Mr. Feldsted states, “The increases in global temperature

and the devastation of humanity have failed to materialize.” Where have you been? Storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, droughts, and wildfires have all increased in their severity and frequency. Tell the people that are devastated by the loss of their homes, farms and more and more often loved ones, that there is no devastation of humanity. You talk about “a closed cult of believers” in reference to a majority of informed Canadians who believe in climate science. We are not believers, we see the devastation, we know that planetary heating is occurring. You on the other


must be bought and paid for with money they have earned. The same demands are placed on those who provide political and social leadership in our country. Sometimes they have to stand up to those they represent and tell them that while what they are asking may be of great benefit to them, it will bring irreparable harm to many others. So, to ensure that everyone is treated fairly, servant leaders must say “No” to those who would seek to get extra privileges for themselves at the expense of people who are struggling to feed, clothe, house and educate their families. Servant leaders who display this type of courage are rare. But there is one thing every servant leader can do that will unleash it. More on that next week.

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hand believe Patrick Moore who is a modern day snake oil salesman for big oil. The International Panel on Climate Change ignores Patrick Moore because his argument is specious and worth nothing in actual scientific terms. You say the earth isn’t heating? Give me a break, the debate is over. It is time to choose between big oil and gas or the future of our children. What’s it going to be Mr. Feldsted?

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Home Bodies By Rita Friesen Early lessons


here was a wealth of knowledge in the readers of my elementary school readers, nuggets that I did not know that I stored until years later. Oh, the high school assigned reading was educational and memorable as well, but this week two of the probably grade four or five stories surfaced. Out walking, as many in our community are doing, the day was once again cool, windy and the threat of rain was in the air. Leaving the house I choose to don a light weight jacket. Heading into the wind, I drew the jacket close, zipping to the top, turning the collar up, and in general, hunkering in for a gale of a walk. Turning the corner, out of the wind and in the sun, I peeled back that jacket, and before long had it slung over my shoulder. The story? The competition between the wind and the sun as to which one of them could force the weary travel to remove his cloak. You know it, the force of the wind, try as it might, only caused the traveller to draw his cloak closer, whereas the sun, in a very short time, had the cloak folded and carried over the arm. Winner! One of the lessons, for me and to me, is that kindness and warmth has a greater power than force and bluster! Speaking to a grandson, two

generations away from my childhood, he saw the story as a traveller facing both adversity and blessing, neither force changing the trajectory of the path, but inf luencing the traveller. There is a path I walk that may involve a climb, a slight hill if we expand our imagination, or a swing around the trail to a longer, smoother, less strenuous walk. There are days when I forge up the hills with vim, vigor and determination, and other days I swing through the oak lined avenue. The story? ‘The longest way round is the shortest way home.’ A lad determining whether it is shorter to walk home by climbing the hill to his home, or taking the road that curves upwards- a greater distance than the direct line. He found, as do I, that that shorter path requires a slower pace, and more energy, and therefore is not the shortest way home. There is a snippet of poetry that I have not been able to track down, other than the two lines that loop through my thinking. In a poem praising autumn and harvest –‘there’s a hay rick in the rick yard, and another one of wheat’. Simple lines of an awareness of the blessing of abundance and the rewards of hard work. Words that spring in thanksgiving for my abundance. (Open to suggestions as to the poet’s name and the title of the work. ) We are inf luenced by the words we read. Some of our values and characteristics are shaped by them as well. Some of the words allowed us to self identify-‘ I’ll never be a lap dog, licking dirty feet’ from Lone Dog by Irene Rutherford McLeod. I am thankful that I have found my pack, not running alone, but still me. Early lessons…..


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ave you heard the frogs croaking yet this week? My granddaugther keeps sending little pictures of chicks and baby turkeys. She loves working with her chicken sand her little girl already shows interest in animals. I love animals and as a family we always had pets in our home. We lived in the big city so we had no farm animals outside. I often talk with elderly people wh have to give up the animals when they move into some of the assistant living places. That is understandable, but also very tragic. I dread the thought to have to leave my dog behind. Many of us are widowed and my dog becomes my baby.. However I better not whine. Nobody can take away my Lord and Saviour. How blessed we are that we can talk to Him day or night. David tells us in Psalm 63: & “Because Thou has been my help therefore in the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice.” To God be the glory.

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During the week of May 9th – May 15th, Spruce Plains RCMP dealt with 50 police activities. May 9th – RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle and person in the Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne. Checks on the vehicle determined that it was stolen. One person was arrested, charged for numerous offences and remanded into custody. Police received a report of theft over $5,000 in the Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne. The matter is still under investigation.

May 10th – RCMP were dispatched to a report of assault in Gladstone. Both parties were spoken to and the complainant ultimately declined to proceed with charges. Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in Rapid City. Police made contact with the person and determined there was no cause for concern. May 11th – RCMP received a report of a stolen truck in Minnedosa; the matter is still under investigation. Police responded to a report of a stolen wallet in Neepawa. This matter is also under investigation. Police conducted various proactive traffic enforcement, engaging with several

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motorists. Several tickets for speeding were issued. May 12th - RCMP responded to another report of a stolen truck in Minnedosa. The truck was discovered a short time later and the owner did not wish for any further police involvement. Police received a report of fraud where a business in Neepawa overcharged a customer on a transaction. The business issued the customer a refund as it was a mistake on their end. The report of fraud was deemed unfounded. May 13th – RCMP received a report of an impaired driver in Gladstone. The vehicle was located parked at the registered

owner’s residence. There was insufficient evidence to proceed further. Police responded to a report from a neighbouring police agency about a stolen vehicle that had fled from them. The vehicle was located in Minnedosa which contained illegal drugs inside. One person was arrested, charged and released on a future court appearance. May 14th – RCMP received a report of an erratic driver in Minnedosa who was intentionally speeding through an area where the speed limit had been lowered due to rising water levels. The matter is still under investigation. May 15th – RCMP were

dispatched to a report of threats being uttered in Bethany. After investigation, one person was arrested, charged and released on a future court appearance. Police received a crowd control request in Minnedosa. Town staff were attempting to gather the bison but vehicles were stopping on the roadway making it difficult to do so. Police attended and politely asked that vehicles carry on their way. RCMP conducted 14 traff ic enforcement actions during this reporting period.

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Wareham family proud of hockey careers More from page one

Jase is also listed in the MJHL with the Waywayseecappo Wolverines. Grandpa Wayne is very big fan of both Owen and Jase, and makes an effort to attend every one of their games. Besides family, one of Owen’s biggest fans is his girlfriend Madison Barteaux. She makes an effort to attend all of his games as well, when she’s not busy with her own hockey. She’s a member of the ACC Cougars women’s hockey team that won the American Collegiate Hockey Association National Championship in St. Louis, Missouri this season. The Wareham family is very proud of Owen's accomplishments. Owen has always enjoyed playing sports, particularly hockey and baseball, which he’s played since he was 4 years old. He’s been able to play at a fairly high level in both sports as he’s gotten older. In Owen's final year of high school at Rivers Collegiate, he had to make perhaps the

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biggest decision of his life so far: hockey or baseball. He was offered the opportunity to continue to play baseball at the college level and the opportunity to play junior hockey in Dauphin after high school, but there was no way to do both. It was a difficult decision for Owen, as he loves both hockey and baseball. In the end, Owen decided to play with Dauphin Kings. Owen feels he made the right choice as he’s learned a lot during his time in Dauphin and it has been a great experience so far—winning the championship certainly helps that. Having a great billet family (the Swanton's) helps as well; he’s essentially a part of their family during the hockey season, as he can’t exactly commute from Rivers to Dauphin for all his games and practices. Owen is still able get his baseball in during the summer with the local senior team, the Rivers Comets, and has a lot of fun with that. Kent says that as the season went on, it was great to

see Owen progressing and gaining conf idence and how the team was coming together and finding success. Through the playoffs, the games got tougher and tougher but the team continued to pull together and find ways to win and Owen played a big part in that by logging a lot of minutes in key situations and scoring a couple big goals along the way. Owen’s family is very proud of how Owen was able to stay motivated and continue to work hard during these past two seasons and ultimately help his team win the championship. The team will now go on to the Centennial Cup in Estevan, SK for the National Championship for Junior A Hockey, May 19-29. The Dauphin Kings will face off against the Ottawa Junior Senators on Fri. May 20, followed by games against the Summerside Western Capitals, the Flin Flon Bombers, and the Soo Thunderbirds. We hope Owen and the team still have some gas in the tank and can bring home

be on its elliptical orbit (this is known as perigee in astronomy). If you’ve ever looked up in the sky at night and thought that the moon looks absurdly large compared to usual, that’s a supermoon. So, all together it was a super flower blood moon. Lunar eclipses occur when the sun, Earth, and moon align so that the

Earth is between the sun and the moon; the Earth casts a shadow across the moon’s surface. In fact, there are two shadows: the umbra (a full, dark shadow) and the penumbra (a partial outer shadow). A lunar eclipse only happens during a full moon. There are three types of lunar eclipses depending on how the sun, Earth, and moon

the National Championship title to Dauphin. Owen appreciates the support from his friends, family, and the community.

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align at the time of the eclipse (which determines whether the moon sits in the umbra or the penumbra): total lunar eclipse, partial lunar eclipse, and penumbral lunar eclipse. Besides the interesting astronomical facts behind the event, it sure made for some great photos! Another blood moon is set to rise over North America again on Nov. 8—mark your calendars. After that, we’ll all have to wait until Mar. 13, 2025.

The start of a lunar eclipse over Lake Wahtopanah.

Lunar Eclipse

If you looked in the sky on the night of May 15, you would have seen the rare “super flower blood moon”. This was the first lunar eclipse of 2022. The moon looks red because the only sunlight reaching it passes through the Earth’s atmosphere, and dust and clouds in our atmosphere make the light appear redder. We observe this same effect during sunrise and sunset, when the sky becomes a reddish-orange color. The event lasted about five hours, with the moon being fully in Earth’s shadow (known as totality to stargazers) for approximately 85 minutes. Because it’s springtime and normally f lowers grow and blossom in May, this lunar eclipse is also a “flower moon” besides being a “blood moon”. The “super” refers to the fact that May 16 was a supermoon: when the moon is the closest to the Earth that it can possibly

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Sarah’s Science Corner Secret Recipes from Rivers Mammas and Grannies

Is feeling always believing?

Sarah Plosker Rivers Banner Get your hands cold for science and explore the topic of sensory adaptation in this week’s Let’s Talk Science activ it y. T h i s a c t iv it y i s b est suited for Grades 6 -9 children. All you need is three bowls or trays (big enough to fit your hands) and water taps (for access to cold and hot water). Safety First! Be careful when using water from the hot water faucet. The factory setting on most hot water heaters is about 60C (140F). Skin contact with water directly from a hot water faucet can cause third degree burns after as little as 5 seconds of exposure. Do NOT try the following activity using hot water directly from the faucet. What to do 1. Fill one bowl 1/2 full with ice cold water, another bowl with warm (not hot) water, and the last bowl w it h roomtemperature water. 2. Arrange the bowls side by side in a straight line. 3. Put one hand in the cold bowl and another in the warm bowl and leave them there for a minute or so. Quickly plunge both hands into the room temperature bowl. What temperature does your left hand register? What about your right hand? Why do you think they feel that way? What’s happening? This is an example of neural adaptation (also called sensory adaptation): the change over time in the responsiveness of the sensory system

to a constant stimulus. W he n you r b o d y ’s thermoreceptors get used to a certain amount of heat or cold they get a l itt le “ lazy.” Usua l ly, ner ve cells w ill sense something and send a signal to your brain through your nervous system to say that there’s something hot or cold touching you, but that’s not always the case. If you accidentally touch something really hot with your finger, the heat receptors in that finger will sense it right aw ay. A lt hough ver y fast, it still takes time for that message to get all the way to your brain, be inter preted in t he correct way, and finally send a message back to your finger that you are touching something hot. By moving your hand quickly from either cold or warm water to the room temperature water bowl, you notice the message is delayed and different temperatures are perceived by each hand even though the water in the bowl is the same temperature. Why does it matter? This example i l lustrates what happens in the cold winter weather. After being outside in the cold for a while, your thermoreceptors get used to the cold and start to treat it like it is the "normal" temperature, so that if you put your hands under warm water, it feels almost like hot water. This also happens in the very hot, sunny, summer weather: warm water may seem really cold on your skin, especially if you have a sunburn! Your sense of the temperature of the water

depends on the direction of heat f low between the air and your skin: when heat f lows from water to your skin (in the winter example), it feels warm. When the heat f lows from your hand to the water (in the summer example), it feels cool. We have many different types of receptors in our body and there are many other examples of sensory adaptation. You may have experienced adaptat ion to light if you have been in a dark room for a long time and then were suddenly exposed to light, or if you go inside after being outside on a sunny day with no sunglasses on. Pirates wear eye patches to avoid this: they simply switch their eye patch to the other eye when they go above or below deck. Sound adaptation happens whenever you are in a noisy environment and then suddenly enter a very quiet place. How many other examples can you think of ? Investigate further •Try other examples of sensory adaptation: Rub your index finger gently over a piece of coarse sandpaper a few times. After a minute or two, rub the same finger over the paper again. Does it feel as course as it was the first time, or does it feel smoother? •Dissolve 1 tablespoon of white sugar in a glass of water. Take a sip of the sugar water and swish it around your mouth for a minute (but don’t swallow it!). Spit it out, and then drink some fresh water. Did the fresh water taste how you expected?

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In this week’s “recipes with a story” column, our featured recipe comes from Beryle Burt. If you have a recipe (and a story) you would like to be featured, please email me at sarah. At 104 years young, Beryle remembers helping her mother with the baking when she was a little girl, setting the bowl on a chair to stir because she couldn’t reach the table. As a young mother, much of the food she prepared for her family was produced on the farm: beef, pork, chicken, milk & cream, eggs, potatoes, vegetables from her large garden, rhubarb, and berries picked in season. Imagine cooking on the wood stove until hydro came through the area and her family purchased an electric stove! Farms that had milk cows would have a milk separator, then they could sell the cream. At the time, there was a creamery in Rapid City. Folks will remember getting the “cream cheque” and often

used the money at the grocery store to buy the items not grown on the farm, like lemons. It was a busy time and everyone had a healthy appetite, so two meals a day of meat and potatoes was not uncommon. Over the years, Beryle’s favourite meal to prepare for family and friends was roast chicken, potatoes and vegetables fresh from the garden or preserved for the winter months. And dessert! To this day, Beryle can’t get enough of her favourite–lemon meringue pie.

Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie from Beryle Burt This is a fun recipe to follow; it is sweet and simple. 1 cup white sugar 2 tbsp flour 3 tbsp cornstarch ¼ tsp salt 1½ cup water 1 lemon, juiced & zested 2 tbsp butter 4 egg yolks, beaten 1 pie crust (9”), baked 4 egg whites 6 tbsp white sugar

To Make Lemon Filling: In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 cup sugar, f lour, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in water, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Cook over medium-high heat, stirr ing frequent ly, unt il mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into the hot mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat. Pour filling into baked pastry shell. To Make Meringue: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until foamy. Add 6 tbsp suga r g radua l ly, a nd continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie, sealing the edges at the crust. Bake for 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown.

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State of Emergency declared in Minnedosa Increased water levels on the Little Saskatchewan River a cause for concern

Banner Staff Rivers Banner The continued rising water from the L itt le Sask atchewa n R iver has forced the Town of Minnedosa to declare a state of emergency. The declaration was issued on Tuesday May 17 and will remain in place until June 15.

“The Town of Minnedos a i s encou nter i ng f looding that requires prompt action to prevent harm of damage to the safety, health or welfare of persons located within the boundaries, of the Tow n of M i n nedos a , and to prevent damage to property within those boundaries,” the declaration read.

As of Tuesday, May 17, the Little Saskatchewan h a d r ea c hed a poi nt where it threatened to overf low onto more than two dozen homes close to the river. It has been recommended to property owners in low lying areas to prepare for possible evacuation, as anywhere from 25 to 50 millimetres of rain were expected for

the region heading into the Victoria Day long weekend. While town workers and local volunteers have been working for several days in advance of t he stor m to prepare sandbags, and estimated 30,000 more are thought to be needed to fortify properties.


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At 2:28 a.m. on May 13 , t he R i ver s/ D a l y Fire Depar t ment was dispatched to a structure fire in Rivers (the specific address cannot be disclosed). Upon arrival, there was smoke coming from the main door and throughout the house. Thankfully, the occupants safely escaped the house with only minor smoke inhalation. T he ow ner adv ised firefighters that the fire was in the basement. A 360° walk around the structure was completed, but f lames couldn’t be seen from the basement windows. Based on this assessment, a plan for an offensive attack was made. Firef ighters entered the house and made their way to the basement. After an attempt to extinguish the fire from the interior, firefighters were pulled out of the house and switched to an aggressive defensive attack against the fire. The fire was officially

e x t i n g u i s he d a r ou nd 5:30 a.m. Fire crews cleaned up and returned to service at 7 a.m. The cause of the fire was determined to be electrical in nature. Thank you to the Off ice of the Fire Commissioner (OFC), which conducted the f ire investigation, and to MB Hydro for cutting the power to the house and MB Gas for switching off the gas to the house, both of which made it safer for the firefighters. Thank you to the Provincial 911 Local 803, which serves as the Emergency Public Safety answering point for the Province of Manitoba, for dispatching the firefighters, and the Rivers Police Service and Rivers EMS agencies for working so quickly. A special thank-you goes out to all Rivers/ Daly Fire members who came out, worked hard to put out the fire, and sacrificed a night of sleep, all before attending to their normal day jobs. We are glad that everyone is safe and sound.


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National Road Safety Week

According to a 2022 survey conducted by Nissan Canada in partnership with the Canada Safety Council, four in five Canadians expressed that they have gotten used to having at least one driver-assistance feature in their vehicle. The survey also shows that approximately seven in ten drivers feel that these technologies could help them avoid potential accidents. Driver-assistance technology is described as any tool installed in a vehicle that uses technology to render the task of driving easier and, most importantly, increase car and road safety. These can include intelligent cruise control, blind spot and lane deviation warnings, forward collision warnings, rear view cameras, rear automatic braking, and more. According to the survey results, Canadians rely heavily on these technologies for peace of mind.

Milette, President, Nissan Canada Inc. “The results of this poll are well in-line with our internal research which serves as a direction for us to understand our customers’ needs and expectations. This helped us in developing the Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of advanced driver-assistance systems, that use electronic aids to provide drivers with more comfort and safety, now offered as standard in 10 of our most sought-after models.” “Our goal is to make Nissan owners feel highly confident about the safety of their vehicles. Understanding Canadian’s outlook towards safety features will help us develop technologies that are in-line with consumers’ needs and wants,” added Milette. In fact, 72 per cent of respondents believe that driverassistance technologies have the ability to help them avoid

To raise awareness for this year’s National Road Safety Week, which runs from May 17-23, automotive giant, Nissan and non-profit charitable organization, Canada Safety Council partnered together to understand which in-car technologies help Canadians feel safer on Canadian roads. With driver-assistance features becoming more prevalent in the Canadian road safety landscape, this survey was designed to better understand the features that Canadians deem to be most important allowing automakers to provide the most practical and sought-after technologies in cars. “Nissan has been the first to market a number of advanced driver-assistance technologies globally, and we remain committed to developing the most useful safety features so we can roll them out in our most popular models,” said Steve

potential collisions, with 67 per cent also indicating that these technologies make them feel safer while driving. “The task of driving requires a driver’s full attention at all times,” said Gareth Jones, President and CEO of the Canada Safety Council. “Maintaining vigilance and focus behind the wheel continues to be a must when driving and, while driver-assist technologies do not currently replace the need for defensive driving skills, it is clear that these tools when applied correctly support safer driving and road safety in general.” The survey results show that the most essential driverassistance technologies to Canadians are blind spot warnings (59 per cent), rear view cameras (58 per cent) and cruise control (55 per cent). Additionally, 71 per cent of respondents highlighted that safety features

would be a top priority when purchasing a new vehicle, with a further three in five (61 per cent) saying they would not purchase a vehicle without the safety features they know and depend upon. Nissan Canada offers a suite of driver-assistance systems in most of its vehicles. The Nissan Safety Shield 360 includes blind spot warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, rear automatic braking and high beam assist. These technologies are offered as standard on the Nissan LEAF, Altima, Sentra, Maxima, Kicks, Qashqai, Rogue, Pathfinder, Armada and Frontier. In addition, Nissan Canada offers optional ProPILOT Assist which is a hands-on driver assist system that combines Nissan's Intelligent Cruise Control and

Steering Assist technologies. As for future vehicle safety technologies, more than half of respondents agreed that self-driving vehicles are the future, a sentiment echoed by Nissan. The car manufacturer is currently developing vehicle control and driver-assistance technology that uses real-time information about the vehicle’s surroundings through nextgeneration high-performance LIDAR technology, radar and cameras to help dramatically enhance collision avoidance. As part of the National Road Safety Week campaign, which runs from May 17 – 23, 2022, Nissan Canada and Canada Safety Council are urging motorists to be vigilant and aware when they’re behind the wheel in an effort to prevent fatalities to vulnerable road users.


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VERBOOM With broken hearts we know that life will never be the same. We’d like to express our sincere thanks to all who reached out during this difficult time as we sadly grieve our loss. Your kind and beautiful words and memories about Lois; your expressions of sympathy; your gifts of food and friendship. It is only with the help of the wonderful people in our lives that we will be able to get through this. ~Dwight, Jason, Jamie & Alana~

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Frontier School Division invites applications for the following position: Substitute Teachers Chan Kagha Otina Dakota Wayawa Tipi School (Beulah, Manitoba) Substitute teachers will be called in to cover absent teachers, or to assist on field trips or activity days. Applicants should be prepared to teach throughout Nursery to Grade 12 classrooms in ALL subject areas. The successful candidates must: • Possess a valid Manitoba Teaching Certificate (preferred) • Have strong classroom management skills • Be willing to work as a team with teachers and administrators • Have the ability to communicate effectively with students, staff and parents. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume and a list of three references including contact numbers. Consent to contact references is also required. Forward application to: Ms. Bernice Ledoux, Principal Chan Kagha Otina Dakota Wayawa Tipi School Box 160, Beulah, MB R0M 0B0 Fax: (204) 568-4762 Email: The successful candidates will be required to submit a clear Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) and Child Abuse Registry Check, at their own expense, as a condition of employment.

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BATTERIES FOR EVERYTHING! FOODS Meat Cutters/Production Personnel 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. 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 or email to 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

in southwestern Manitoba, Canada near Riding Mountain National Park and Brandon. TEACHERS required Tanner’s Crossing School

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1.0 FTE (Grade 2 courses) For more details and application information, please visit our website at select Employment then Teaching Positions. Thank you to all applicants for their interest in Rolling River School Division. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Local turns 104 years young

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Beryle Burt celebrated her 104th birthday on May 14th. She lived in the Oak River/Cardale area for many years before she and her husband Cliff retired to Rivers in 1988. She now resides in the Dinsdale Personal Care Home in Brandon. Beryle wrote the family history for the Remembering Rivers and Area History book (2013). Beryl was a part of a former group of locals who realized they were all sharing the milestone of turning 65 in the same year. This club, known as the “65 Club”, would get together every year to celebrate; it is also in the Rivers history book. She is the last living person of that group. Beryle enjoys reminiscing about her school days at Marney School

north of Cardale. She talks about how many families there were, how they lived close together and socialized so often. Beryle likes to think back to those days growing up. She has happy memories of helping her family on the farm, including a particular cow that would only let Beryle milk her. She helped in the garden and with household chores, preparing for visits from family and friends. She certainly developed a strong work ethic. Beryle talks about married life, life on the farm, raising her three boys Malcolm, Lyle, and Doug, going to dances, and being involved in various organizations. There was lots of socializing back then—everyone lived close together with homesteads on almost every quarter section. She thinks farm life is very different today because the farms do not

produce food for the home the way they used to. What does Beryle credit as the reason to her long life? Diet? Exercise? A shot of apple cider vinegar first thing every morning? Unfortunately for us, she is at a loss as to why she is the one out of so many of her family and friends still living. Of course, the healthcare system is very different from the days when she observed the elderly passing away at a younger age. These days, Beryle loves to play bingo. She was quite surprised to live-stream a family funeral recently. Technology has certainly changed over the decades. She happily receives birthday wishes and letters of congratulations from various levels of government every year, including a letter from the Queen herself for her 100th birthday. Happy 104th Birthday Beryle!

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If you’re wanting to do some gardening this year but haven’t started any seedlings, don’t worry! There are dangers in starting too early. Transplanting works best when the plant is still relatively small. People who start too early risk having their seedlings grow too large before they can get them into the ground. A plant’s growth slows down considerably with the cold, so often a plant that’s direct sown in early June will catch up to one started weeks earlier. So, some level of procrastination is ok (hurray!)


For those wondering, a trestle is a rigid frame made up of triangles, used as a support. Examples include a single triangle like a tripod used to support a stool, a pair of triangles with a plank or beam on top, creating a trestle table, or there could be lots of triangles, spanning the length of a bridge, as in this case. The CN Rail trestle bridge and rail line run through the Beever’s family farm property, which has been in the family since 1908; grandfather Sam Beever immigrated to Canada in 1905. The trestle was built in 1908 and in its day was nearly a mile in length. The trestle has undergone many changes to its present-day steel structure that crosses the Little Saskatchewan River.


Gardeners and greenhouses in the region are incredibly busy this time of year. Our growing season in Westman is very short, after all, and there’s about a three-week window of frantic gardening to be done. Although the standard rule of thumb is to wait until May long weekend to plant outside, Eleanor Beever, who owns and operates the Trestle Greenhouse in Rivers with her husband Marlin, advises to wait an extra week and plant in early June, just to be safe from potential frost. With the weather we’ve been having, it’s likely not possible to get anything in the ground and have success anyways, due to all the rain, so waiting an extra week makes sense for a few reasons. Lots of people these days have their own small greenhouse at home so are not worried about frost and can wait for the ground to dry out. Greenhouses should be heated to at least 11℃ at night, preferably closer to 13℃ or warmer. The Trestle Greenhouse opened for the season on May 5. As a small business owner, Eleanor is busy wearing many hats: production manager, advertiser, cashier, advice-giver, potter (for over 40 years now, making a range of functional and specialty items), and of course, gardener. She also does custom growing, making potted arrangements with

flowers that have comparable growing styles, with colours and foliage specific to the particular customer’s fancy. There’s always some in-style must-have plant of the season. Mandevilla trellis vine (common name: rocktrumpet) is a perennial tropical flower that comes in pink, white, and red. For whatever reason, this year Eleanor’s reds completely sold out in a single weekend. The Trestle Greenhouse has been in business for 17 years; at present they have two greenhouses at their location in Rivers and a 2,000 sq. ft. greenhouse on their farm south of Rivers. The Beevers have a three-legged dog named Larry, who has his very own blanket on the floor in the greenhouse on the farm, and a cat named Sootie.


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