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March 9 edition, the Grade 12 Interdisciplinary Studies in Science class at Rivers Collegiate planned a project for Riverdale Harvest. Dubbed the Boat Load of Food, students secured a canoe from Rolling River School Division with an intent to f ill it with non-perishables. Although the campaign was fully organized by that class, the original idea came from a suggestion made by harvest volunteer Liliane Dupuis. “I heard the idea at a meeting in Brandon. St. Augustine School had tried Fill a Canoe in conjunction with the 10-day Festival du Voyaguer in Winnipeg in February. It was very successful and whenever I hear food bank, my ears always perk up!” She then brought the suggestion to Riverdale Harvest, which supported the idea and asked her to present the promo-
Pupils co-ordinated the entire month-long promotion, which culminated in a ceremonious presentation on March 20 to Riverdale Harvest president Heather Gray and Liliane. Because the snow had melted so much, the canoe could not be portaged across the street to Zion Church (home of Riverdale Harvest). Rather, the teens carried bags, boxes and garbage
cans from the school foyer into 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
and Chimo Beach areas for contributions 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
put away in the proper place on 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.
May 14 at 9:47 a.m., Rivers Fire was called to a tractor on fire. Thankfully there were no injuries.
The canoe at Rivers Elementary School was adequately filled.
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May 14 at 3:45 a.m., Rivers Fire was called to a single vehicle roll over, in the RM of Riverdale. Thankfully there was no entrapment and only minor injuries sustained.
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May 17 at 4:00 p.m., Rivers Fire was called to a Water Rescue on the north side of the lake. The rescue team was deployed and efforts were successful.
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No sense in the census
story in this week’s paper is titled Census behind schedule due to difficulty recruiting It says, “If this year’s census rollout seemed a little disorganized to you, that could be due to the fact that the government had a hard time recruiting staff in rural areas. 85 people responded to us about the census and how it was being rolled out, with 31.8 per cent not receiving the census documents before the deadline of May 11– some of that percentage never received anything at all, while others got theirs after the deadline. About 21.2 per cent of the total respondents never received anything as of the date they replied. Seems like the folks at the census office got caught a bit off guard which is strange, as the census does come along regularly every four years. They might be able to blame COVID -19 for the problems but it’s not as if they didn’t have warning. After all, we have been struggling with C-19 for nearly 16 months. Some of the concerns we heard were that census workers weren’t properly identif ied when they came calling. Some were just pulling up in vans or cars and going to people’s doors without much explanation. With C-19 rules and fears along with all the issues with
“strange” vehicles running around in rural ares, it’s no wonder some people were annoyed or apprehensive. It’s always amazing how ill-prepared governments are for rolling out their programs. The communications people at all levels of government seem to think that people will just “know” what’s going on. Admittedly, the Census people did place an ad in the local newspapers, but by coming out on May 7, it was a little late to inform the public about a May 11 deadline. Somebody dropped the ball on that score for sure. Don’t get me wrong, the ad was appreciated but if they would ask any experienced newspaper person or advertiser, they would know it takes more than one ad to get the majority of people in the know for an event or a product. And an ad has to be out more than four days ahead of the event or deadline. I am sure they also used some social media, but there are limitations with that approach, too. Not everyone, by any means, looks at social media. In case the government hasn’t heard, not everybody is on social media and certainly not all the time. Some people don’t have good enough internet access to even be bothered with social media. Various levels of government have been promising better cell service and better
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Ken Waddell internet service for decades now and, quite frankly, those services are still pretty sketchy in many areas. And while I am on that kick, I may as well keep going. People will post on social media and get 40, 50 or 60 responses. That’s nice and it is a helpful way to spread the message. But please understand that is 40, 50 or 60 responses when the Rivers Banner can be accessed by over 4,400 people each week and the Neepawa Banner & Press is accessed by over 25,000 people within the region each week. To get a message across, one needs to use the newspapers, social media, radio and TV and need to do so multiple times. Advertising pays off and most businesses but organizations fall far short of their potential by not getting their message out soon enough, far enough and often enough. I find it fascinating how good communications can be and yet how bad
they can be at times. We think we have really progressed. Here’s an illustration about how we aren’t as up-to-date as we might think we are. In 1900, a grain based farm organization with its headquarters in Winnipeg ran into a problem. They decided they needed to bring in their president to deal with the issue. The problem was the president lived on his farm north of Regina. They sent a telegram at about 3 in the afternoon. The telegraph operator typed out the message, sent it by horse and buggy to the farm with orders to wait for the president to come back with him to the local train/telegraph station. He did just that and got on the next train. He was in Winnipeg early the next morning for the meeting. Not bad for 120 years ago. Is there a lesson in organization in there somewhere?
What is the church part three
In part one we learned that the Greek word ekklesia meant a gathering of people for a specific purpose, in our case, an assembly gathered for worship. When we looked at the Old Testament in part two, we saw that Abraham was called by God to leave his birthplace and journey to the land of Canaan (present day Israel) and be the forefather of the nation Israel. As God’s chosen people, the Israelites were given the land to be His witnesses to the surrounding nations, pointing them to the one true God. •Isaiah 43:10 - “‘You are my witnesses’, declares the Lord…” Sadly, most of them turned away from God and allowed the nations to influence them as they fell into idolatry, worshiping their false gods. •Fast forwarding to the New Testament, we arrive at the first coming of Jesus Christ as the long awaited Messiah, coming to establish His Kingdom in Israel. Note: Long before this, the nation had endured a split; the northern half (Israel) was taken into captivity, leaving only the southern half (Judea); though still Israelites, they are commonly known as Jews. The northern half had been divided into the regions of Samaria and Galilee. Jesus journeyed throughout the land, preaching the gospel in the local assemblies (synagogues). But what occurred in the Old Testament transpired again in the New; the nation rejected Jesus as their Messiah, and as a result, He began to invite people from the other nations into His kingdom. And what a marvelous blessing this turned out to be; eternal life is available for anyone who calls upon
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the Name of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour!! •John 3:36 - “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life…” After rising from the dead and before His ascension into heaven, Jesus instructed His disciples to gather in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost, marking the birth of the church. •Acts 1:8 - “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. •Acts 2:1-4 - “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit…” •Acts 2:42-47 - “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and prayer... All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Notice that the first Christians met outside in the temple courts and in homes because ekklesia isn’t specific to a building, but an assembly of Christians wherever they meet. The Church is a living body containing worshipers filled with
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Home Bodies By Rita Friesen Just sayings...
fter speaking with two of my sisters last week, a lovely custom we have developed, I got to wondering about the sayings we heard while in our parental home. There is a 15-year gap between the oldest and the youngest, so it would not have been surprising if the remembering had been very different. The one that quickly came to mind for all three of us was one that irked and annoyed at the time. When giving us a negative answer to a request– usually an outing– our father would ask, “What difference will it make 40 years from now?” There are some instances where we still feel that it would have made a difference into our teen years! Thankfully, we all grew into adults who like who we are! There are four girls in the family and one in particular bent the rules, sometimes made her rules, and got away with it. Yes, there was a time in her early childhood when she had a prolonged illness, but she recovered. When I asked my father how come “she” always got what she wanted, the answer was– ‘tis a poor home that does not have one to the manor born. Knowing that dad was a farmer, a scholar, a teacher, a lay preacher, a philosopher, a born educator, avid
reader and one who memorised poetry and appreciated Shakespeare, I see that the quote likely sprung from Hamlet, “I am native here and to the manner born.” So my mistake believing for years that one was entitled to privilege of position! To the manner born is very different. Also from Shakespeare, and one my older sister recalls and I don’t – “What mad? Quite mad? Hast thou three daughters too?” Dad’s morning call was “up and at ’em”, while our mother summoned us with “rise and shine”. Many of our mother’s quotes had to do with virtue and hard work. “Patience is a virtue”, simple and concise, while dad would complete the saying. And after a full days work, mom’s “morning comes early” was signal for that day being done and off to bed. One I disliked, but used on my family, “When doing a thing, do it with might, things done half way are never done right.” Most heard when I was learning to sew and had to open, and reopen a seam or zipper placement! Also applicable to gardening, cleaning, well, any task assigned! I did modify that for mine– “ just do your best”– that guilted some of them into trying harder than they wished to. It may have been from reading or life lessons, but dad often opened a conversation with, “How goes the battle?” He truly wanted to know. He was an asker of questions and a listener. This week, I was chatting with one of my father’s former students. Grade nine, late 60s. Dad was born in 1923, he was not young. His health class quote that my friend still vividly recalled, “Going steady is like stepping on an escalator. You are going somewhere.” I can, and cannot, imagine him saying that to his class. Just sayings…
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ut you promised,” the little girl cries. Children want and really need to be able to trust their parents. Many promises are not kept. When the children go through the wild teen years many parents can not trust the children. When they are all adults who in this world can they trust? Do the politicians tell us the truth? What about the media? We watch the news daily and wonder what we can learn and who we can trust. Are they hiding some of the truth? Maybe some of the promises are not kept. Last night I looked up the word “trust.” There are 170 verses in the Bible that talk about trust or trustworthy. David mentions it many times in the Psalms, but the one that stands out for me is in Romans 15:13 where Paul tells us “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overf low with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” May that be our thought for this week.
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Name: Alysha R. Pynn Parents names: Candace & Gary Pynn Birthday: December 1st, 2003 Plans for the future: I’d like to be a mail carrier for Purolator, then later if possible, move up to Canada Post & start a career there. First job: I did & currently still do landscaping in some places around town. Hobbies: I love going for drives with my 2001 Chevy Impala— even if it’s the same streets every day. I often take the dirt roads southeast of town. I lead Sunday morning worship at ZPC & sometimes write my own music. I also collect anything that can contain an autograph from my fav band ‘Skillet’, and a lot of random things of no value to other people like calendars, Skittles/Starburst candy… (haha!) Where do you live: I live in Rivers, the west side of hwy 250 and close to the main drag. In Rivers/Oak River since: Been in town since 2011, so ten years. Person(s) who you most look up to: An old friend from the class, my buddy Derrick, & John L. Cooper Fa v o u r i t e t h i n g about attending RCI: I feel as though I will miss RCI, this school has shaped who I am. It’s been an adventure from the start & the teachers are the best, especially the ones that are specialized in math. Thank you for helping me along the way :) Drea m vacat ion spot: Mt. Everest Favourite food: Barbequed steak with mushrooms & onions Favourite holiday: Christmas season & New Year’s Favourite song or artist: I’m in love with Skillet & their 2017 album ‘Unleashed Beyond’. Favourite song would have to be a tie between “Stars” & “Lions”, or a newer track “Anchor”. When you were 12, what did you want to be when you grew up: Very big dreams of becoming a famous drummer!
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a time in the morning when we get out of bed and get ready for the day ahead. There are exceptions though. anything that the severe weather over the past few weeks Weather Network and other local media outlets more My dad was a shift worker, so his day might begin in has taught us, it’s this: it CAN happen here. There were immediately. A tornado watch is issued when weather A6 Rivers Banner Mayor 21, 2021 the middle of the afternoon, very late in the evening. probably many of us staying tuned over the weekend as conditions are favourable to produce a tornado; however, a warning is more serious. A warning indicates that a In the very rst chapter of Genesis, after God started the alerts were being issued. In the event that a tornado warning was issued for your tornado has occurred or has a high likelihood of being to create the world, we read: “And there was evening and town today, do you know what to do? Are you familiar about to occur. there was morning, the rst day.” It seems God’s work with your community emergency response plan and the The safest place to be during a tornado is a low spot began in the evening, and that makes sense even now. information for the community that is included in that in an interior room away from windows, such as an inIt is in the evening toward what is the end of our day, plan? It may be time to get familiar with that document ner room in the basement or underneath the stairs to the when we are winding down and beginning to rest, when so you know what to do to keep your family safe. basement. Rooms that have extra support in the walls we are nally still, that God can get to work on us; when Mayas14: RCMP conof North CypressofCanada a g roup of most people sponded to a report of RM sponded a report pipes of Behind only United States, sees the torsuch bathrooms are also ideal astobathroom By Cpl. 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A8 Rivers Banner May 21, 2021
Census behind schedule due to difficulty recruiting Kira Patterson Rivers Banner
If this year’s census rollout seemed a little disorganized to you, that could be due to the fact that the government had a hard time recruiting staff in rural areas. Last week, The Banner checked with readers and social media followers whether they had received a census package. From Thursday, May 13, to Monday, May 17, 85 people responded, with 31.8 per cent not receiving the census documents before the deadline of May 11– some of that percentage never received anything at all, while others got theirs after the deadline. About 21.2 per
cent of the total respondents never received anything as of the date they replied. The census director for the Western Region and Northern Territories, Sri Kanagarajah, noted that some areas were a bit behind schedule because the government was having a hard time recruiting enough staff to do the job here. “We saw this issue in a few areas in the Western Region and across the country. It is an issue with rural and remote areas, especially in the west,” he explained. Kanagarajah said he wasn’t sure if the lack of applicants was due to people being worried about going to households during the COVID-19 pandemic, if
people weren’t looking for work because of government supports providing consistent income, or if people were just too busy this year to take on another job. Because some census packs weren’t delivered before national Census Day on May 11, Kanagarajah noted that they are still accepting late completed forms. He added that they are keeping track in the system when households receive their census information and are allowing time for those who have received theirs late to still get it done. Some felt that the census was more rushed than usual this year, with the start date on May 3 and the deadline only eight days afterwards.
Kanagarajah noted that this is the same time frame they usually have for the census, adding that if they send them out too much earlier than the deadline, people tend to set them aside and forget about them. Those who never ended up receiving their census information can call the census help line, at 1-855340-2021. While the census is primarily being done online, residents need to receive a census package before they can complete the online form, because it has a unique access code included. Those who prefer a paper copy of the form can also call to request one be mailed to them.
A recent submission to the Rivers Banner by a member of the Manitoba Green Party sounded rather desperate regarding the state of our planet and the lack of care people are giving it. Since there has not been a response from anyone else to reassure this person that the planet is not in ruins it seemed like it might be a good idea to do a few small info bites about how our planet really works. The problem we hear the most about are greenhouse gases; that CO2, methane, carbon and a few other noxious elements are going to overwhelm the atmosphere and make the planet uninhabitable. Not so. Those greenhouse gases are actually our security blanket. When we understand how our climate system operates a lot of angst will go away. The sun, our solar generator, powers the climate system. Some of that power is reflected back into space by the earth and its atmosphere. About half is absorbed by the earth's surface and warms it. Most of the infrared radiation is absorbed and re-emitted in all directions by greenhouse gas molecules and the clouds. The effect of this is to warm the earth's surface and its lower atmosphere. This keeps the earth at a comfortable average temperature of 15 degrees C or 59 degrees F. Without these gases the earth would be uninhabitable – like Venus @ 462 C/863 F or like Mars @ -55 C/-67 F. So why are Mars and Venus so wildly different
in temperature – the amount of CO2 in their atmospheres! Venus has too much at 96% and Mars has none. So here little blue earth sits with a temperature just right for human beings – I wonder Who designed that. It's called the Goldilocks effect. Climate alarmists focus only on CO2, carbon and recently methane. When we consider an atmosphere of 100% gas content we learn that earth's amount of CO2 is only at 0.04% and together with other gases like methane make up just 10% of earth's entire atmosphere! What makes up the rest? Water vapour – lovely H2O. There is more to tell of course because the whole cycle of air cleansing, the absorbing and releasing of gases into the atmosphere, our breathing, plants feeding, etc would require a book to fully explain, but perhaps little bites here and there will help everyone to relax and not fall for the alarming but false statistics that are being flung around the various media. “He established the earth upon its foundations, so that it will not move out of place.” Psalm 104: 5 “A generation goes and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever.” Ecclesiastes 1:4
Meet the grads
Name: Alyssa McCracken Parents name(s): Denise Houle and Wayne McCracken Birthday: August 9th 2002 Plans for future: take a year off and save money then attend ACC First job: waitress at tempo Hobbies: Read, hang out with friends, watch TV, go for walks. Where do you live?: Rivers In Rivers/Oak river since: 2009 Person you look up to most: my amazing mom Favorite thing about attending RCI: the teachers Dream vacation spot: Australia Favorite food: Caesar salad Favorite holiday: Christmas Favorite son or artist: Morgan Wallen When you were 12, what did you want to be when you grew up: a veterinarian
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Wildlife on the move RiveRs BanneR A very light colored bear spotted west of Rivers MB, on Tues.
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