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Back row L/R: Meghan Knelsen, Erich Schmidt, Thom Heijmans, Heather Gray, Liliane Dupuis. Front row L/R: Minami Kijima, Haile Hubbard, Chassidy Payette, Morgan Ramsay, Bryce Summers, Quinn Hrabok.

The Rivers Ag Society has held an active role on the Rivers community for over 100 years, the decision to disband came from a number of f ac tor s inc luding insurance premiums, a lack of volunteers and a lack of interest. Lef t: The Ag Societ y b uil din g s h ow n ha s since been torn down. Right: the image shown Drawn by Andrew Hamm was intended to be used as the cover page of the 2020 fairbook.

Can collections for canoes

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was reached. In 1961, the Ag fairs included sports events, a then taken over by the Lothair Society gave 6.42 acres to the pow wow, band music, refresh- Daly Ladies, and in the mid 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. School in exchange for the ments, (both and 1980s, theshelving popularunits. beef They supperwere Pupils co-ordinated the entireBoard the church basement after- exhibits tributions fromfarm the community. the March 9 edition, the a best contest, 15.21 acresnoon of land adjacent domestic), was fantastic! a partnership of March 21, where the When allbaby was said and done, We arebetween very, very which Grade 12 Interdisci- month-long promotion, food was of weighed and sorted. scales at Riverdale pleased.” Band Parents plinary Studies in Science class culminated in a ceremonious midwaytherides, pony rides,Harvest to the west edge the Ag the Collegiate noted abicycle total of contest, 434 pounds,and “a the Elementary school staff mem20 to Although the project was a a senat Rivers Collegiate planned a presentation on March decorated Grounds. Ag Society. This project for Riverdale Harvest. Riverdale Harvest president ior students brainstorm, the en- fabulous amount,” says Heather. ber/Harvest volunteer Yvonne kite flying competition, Fair Day varied over the continued theaHospital Crouchuntil initiated similar camtire high school was encouraged “We are so pleasedtug theyofdecided Dubbed the Boat Load of Food, Heather Gray and Liliane. war, horseshoe competition, years. Sometimes it was in thecollegiate stepped in to help to help those we serve. A Auxiliary lot paign in her school. That threeBecause the snow had melted to participate. The students secured a canoe from and many more spring, in the in 2018. of times kidsinnovative don’t get enough week effort simply encouraged notsometimes hosted a poor boyfall, floor hockey Rolling River School Division so much, the canoe could use the groundsacross theand positions. Another was tolowed credit but this group of students students to leave product in be portaged streetsome to tournament in were which toand play, entertaining withissue an intent f ill it to with events. years, there Ag Society members the canoe; 87 pounds of food Zion Church (home of Riverathletes had to pay with food for certainly deserves some praise. non-perishables. 5) Thattheinterested groups insurance: liability insurance Although two fairs – spring and fall. Chuckwagon races became were hardworking. From dale Harvest). the teens the canoe. Some students also All students stayed behind to was collected from the younger campaign was fully organized would be allowed to holdRather, a When premiums were skyrockwhen the racesort and times were tough, there 1954-1962, were part of 22. group onthey Thursday, March canvassed Rivers, Oak part Riverof the helpfair check expiry dates, by that class, the original idea carried bags, boxes and garbage eting. After the 2020 fair was fair in the future. was no fair. The minutes of course was built in 1979. The a sprayer program with Daly came from a suggestion made no one cancelled and when first fair in Rivers the Society tell the story of the more recent fairs included a Municipality. Daly purchased by harvest volunteerThe Liliane stepped forwardDupuis. to fill the was held in 1910. According 1919 fair: a fair was planned pancake breakfast, a parade, the sprayer and Ag Society “I the heard the idea a meetexecutive positions, time toatThe Story of Rivers, this for July, but an early harvest horse shows and competitions, members did the work. In ing in Brandon. St. Augustine had come. event “attracted from 200 meant that the fair had to the 4-H Beef Club show and 1956, the Society paid $500 School had tried Fill a Canoe In the fall of in 2020, Rivers miles an attendance of almost be postponed until August. sale, school work displays, for an old house and then tore conjunction with the 10-day Ag Society turned the 2,500.” Imagine! In 1912, the In August the fair was again domestic competitions, a pet it down for lumber which was Festival du Ag Voyaguer in WinGrounds over to Riverdale Society nipeg in February.Ag It was very moved to land postponed to October 9th, contest, midway or activities used the next year to build successful and whenever Municipality with the followownedI hear by the Grand Trunk and on that date, it snowed! In for children, a tractor pull, a horse barn and a display always perk ing conditions: food bank, my earsPacific (GTP) Railway at the 1957, it was decided that the beef supper, and fireworks building with a kitchen. The up!” no com1) That there will be west end of town. This parcel fair would be held annually (provided by the municipal- later was used up until the She then brought the sugmercial or residential developof land was byatthe The canoe Riversin the waning days of June or gestion to Riverdale Harvest, purchased ity). The beef supper was very end. (The building to the Elementary School was ment on the property Society in 1916 for $216.45. which supported the idea and always well attended and west was the former Little Sasadequately filled. very early July. This was done Photo by Heather Gray askedAssociaher to presentIn the1960, promo2) That Rivers Ball the Society entered with the promise that the calf much appreciated. It actually katchewan School which was tion will continue to use the into discussions with the club would hold its rally on began in 1961, sponsored by bought for $200 and moved.) property School Board, which wanted Fair Day. the Daly Crop Improvement From reading the minutes, it 3) That horse shows and horse to construct a high school at The Ag Society did its Club and organized by Ed seems that the members were clinics will be allowed the use the end of Third Avenue at the very best to make Fair Day Seater. After the DCIC folded, always building cattle barns! of the riding ring very spot of the entrance to the as enjoyable and fun-filled as Ed continued to organize this 4) That 4-H clubs will be al- Ag Grounds. An agreement possible. In the early years, the event for a few years. It was Continnued on page 4


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On August 26, 2021, the directors of the Rivers Agricultural Society unanimously voted to disband after an active presence in this community since 1910. It had been hoped to hold a final fair in 2020, but the pandemic made that impossible. The end of the Ag Society was inevitable for many reasons. Even though the horse competitions and 4-H shows were always successful, there was dwindling interest in the domestic section (baking, flowers, handicrafts, sewing, etc.) New directors for the Board were hard to find, and there were absolutely no volunteers for the executive

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What has changed in two years


he last federal election was less than two years ago. This year’s election is only being held to fulfill Prime Minister Trudeau’s personal plans. I have written about that before. There is no other reason except one and that is to get rid of the Liberal government. I feel badly for people who honestly and genuinely hold to traditional liberal views. They have been betrayed by the Trudeaus past and present. After the 2019 election I wrote that “the results graphically showed that the Liberal Party did very poorly west of the Ontario-Manitoba border. In fact, they didn’t do all that great in Quebec either. For a federal party to be shut out of Saskatchewan and Alberta states loudly that their message is not going over well in those two provinces. The Liberals also lost seats in Manitoba and B.C. The cries of western separation came out loud and clear.” There were rallies and conferences planned all over Alberta to discuss the steps toward separation. The anger felt by westerners was not unfounded. The Liberals have been trying to crush the Alberta and Saskatchewan oil industry for decades. Two generations of the Trudeau family have openly expressed their disdain for western oil. Quebec refuses to allow a pipeline to the east and seems to favour Saudi oil for some strange reason. I suspect it has a lot to do with the

idea that the Irving refineries are heavily invested in oil tanker ships and their refineries reportedly can’t refine oilsands oil. I also asked why the media, and Elections Canada, allow the Bloc Quebecois to even participate in the leaders’ debates. They have no intention of being a national party, so why are the even allowed on the stage? That’s a mystery to me. It’s also a mystery why they don’t allow Maxime Bernier (PPC) to be in the debates. He at least claims to be national party. I know Bernier fairly well. He is charming. He will also defeat his own declared


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would just stay quiet. Separation isn’t likely to fly because Canadians are generally loyalists and the constitution The mainstream media has had a longdo e s n’t standing bias in favour of the Liberals really allow for and NDP it. It may not make sense or be feasintentions of beating the Liberals because ible for the prairies to separate, but it is he will draw votes away from the Con- time for the three prairie provinces to servatives. get their economic act together. Waiting For the most part, the mainstream on federal fairness has not worked for the media has had a longstanding bias in past 150 years, so why would we wait for favour of the Liberals and NDP. There that to change? are several reasons for that. One, journalIt’s important to vote, but it is amazing ism schools are geared to socialism, or at how many parties there are. Quite frankly, least to a strong government intervention I believe more than three doesn’t make model. They are generally opposed to sense. I am not sure we need more than two. people expressing their faith and would I have often encouraged people in the be more comfortable if “religious” people NDP or Green party to get involved with

the Liberals or the Conservatives and bring their ideas forward. The Greens and NDP are not likely ever going to form government. Even less so will the Maverick Party, the Peoples’ Party of Canada or the Christian Heritage Party. They have a narrow list of policies. It would be better if they got involved, truly involved, with one of the two main parties and worked to bring their ideas to the forefront. A lot of good talent in the splinter parties is wasted on tilting at windmills instead of actually bringing about good policies. It’s too bad, really, as there are some good people and good ideas outside of the Liberal and Conservative parties, but the ideas will never see the light of day hidden in the splinter groups. God bless those who toil for the smaller parties, but I think their time and talents are being wasted.

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9/11 and Election Observations

The Kennedy assassination and the 9/11 attacks were events that were pivotal in the lives of many. If you were alive then you probably remember exactly where you were when they happened. For the first I was a high school student leaving band practice just after lunch break and shocked to learn that such a thing had happened. For the second I was enjoying a second cup of coffee while watching the news on the first days of not having to leave home to teach in decades. Because of these tragedies, and for my own peace of mind, I had to find answers to “why?” What was happening in our world? Twenty years later answers are both clear and complex. The clear fact was obviously Al Qaeda and Bin Laden. The more complex is the story of a long winding road of corrupt powers that seek to inf luence and control people. As the days unfolded after that awful Tuesday in September Canada’s basic characteristics of compassion, courtesy and hospitality revealed themselves. No other country was able to respond to stranded travellers as our Maritime provinces did. No other country held such a deeply felt memorial just 3 days later in its capital with thousands of citizens attending who simply stood and silently remembered all those lost from our neighbour’s country. Then our young men and women joined with other allies of the U.S.

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and fought the enemy overseas so that we could live in relative peace here at home. I say relative on purpose. Those enemies still leaked through our borders and sabotaged our lives on several occasions because they hate what we have and what we cherish. Today, seeing our civil society starting to unravel, I fear that their violent efforts to destroy western civilization have been replaced by a softer attack on the values we have held for over a century. I have listened to the Canadian media ridicule Christian beliefs, demean those who express an opinion contrary to current “woke” ideology and heard our politicians accept and promote global propaganda as if it were the truth. I have heard Justin Trudeau state that he admires communist governments like China, state that he is a citizen of the world and then at the English debate passionately shout that he is a Quebecer and always will be. How about shouting passionately that you are a Canadian and hold our free and democratic country a treasure worth guarding? How about caring about Canadians west of the Manitoba/Ontario border and their needs? If another 9/11 is not to happen; if we are to retain the values that Canadians have always had, such as individual freedom, the right to own property, the right and honour to work and earn a living, the right to raise our children in the manner we deem

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right and best for their immediate and future welfare, the right to speak our minds and not be shamed or bullied into accepting the ideology of the few, then we must put up our guard. We need to really listen to what is being said by each prospective leader and the media. Then, if we don’t agree, we need to speak up against those different ideas. We need to be responsible voters. Take the time to read the platforms of each party; don’t just be wooed by fanciful promises that the country cannot afford. Remember that every promise made costs money and that money comes out of our pockets, our children’s pockets and our grandchildren’s pockets. It concerns me that not one of the leaders of the major parties haas said anything about protecting Canada’s borders. We need support for the military because it is the first responsibility of any government to protect its sovereign land. These bright young men and women need our backing. If we don’t do so we may gradually forfeit our uniquely Canadian values and leave ourselves servants to the high and mighty who have only their own welfare and profits at heart. Be an informed voter; choose leaders who defend these principles.

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Home Bodies By Rita Friesen Stepping up


ooden stepladders are intriguing. Most of them have a history, depicted by globs of paint and streaks of colour. In my history, I have known and appreciated three of these sturdy, purposeful home and yard accessories. One came and went and then came and went again! It was a staple in the household when I arrived. Used for many a window washing and home painting project, it bore the evidence of the day I spilled the yellow paint in the girl’s bedroom, it disclosed the fact that the green for the hallway was applied in excess. But I loved it and used it well. We chose to include it in the first farm auction; we had an aluminium one by then. I missed it though, and when Ed found it at a yard sale, he brought it back home. I rejoiced at its return! The lightweight ladder got more usage, but I smiled whenever I saw the old one. It was sold again, at the second auction sale, and I have searched endlessly for it. The next one sits in my back yard, nestled in the f lowerbed, bedecked with some of my collection of bird houses. I spotted it, leaning desolately against the fence in my grandkids’ yard. It, too, had been replaced with a new lightweight ladder. They recognised

the longing in my eyes, and the sad manner with which my hands caressed the stained wood. I was thrilled, and surprised, to come around the corner of the garage and see it tipped over my fence, into my back yard. The birdhouses were up and settled in a matter of hours. My newest stepladder is another rescue. Sitting in Gordon’s garage, it had become a holder of tools. It, too, bears the evidence of countless painting projects. This one is a mini, four feet high rather than six or eight. Washed down and painted– not paint splattered, but really painted!– it will grace my living room becoming the plant centre. ( I am looking for a young spider plant and an ivy or two– hint, hint.) It is sturdy and beautiful and cherished. That is the tale of my wooden stepladders. I truly miss one that was a gift, a fiberglass eight foot stepladder that was given to me by my adventurous sidekick, right after we crushed my son’s aluminium ladder when we misjudged the kick back of a massive limb of the old maple tree. As the ladder gave way, Marie prevented me from a serious landing, catching me, and the idling chainsaw! She then used a black marker to print my name, in bold letters, on the side. So why do I miss it, you ask? The ladder was in the back of the grandson’s pickup, at a repair shop, and the ladder went missing. Serious inquiries led nowhere. It was taken, stolen, and that is the end of the story. Unless, someone, somewhere, knows where my gift of a ladder is and chooses to place it in my back yard? For one who does not appreciate heights– like being on a roof or riding in a cable car– I do appreciate a sturdy, stable stepladder!

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t was such a pleasure to watch the Paralympics. I was so impressed with the enthusiasm and camaraderie between the players. There were many smiles and laughs and nobody cared how the other person moved around. When the girls went to the sidelines nobody watched if they walked or crawled on hands and knees. The impression I got, was that is was all normal and I learned a valuable lesson. I need more than a cane to go from point A to point B. My first thought was that it was embarrassing to use my walker. Well, I drive my car, have a Handicap sticker, a cane and a walker in my car. Nothing to hold me back. . When I came to my appointment nobody stared at me or said anything. All was just normal. What a lesson I learned. The Bible does does talk being normal but there was friendshop among the disciples most of the time. However there are many Scripture verses that talk about love. Jesus talk a lot about love in the book of John. Chapter 15:12 Jesus commands us love “love each other as I have loved you.” Let us share some love around this week. AUCTION SALE Four properties for sale in Wheatland, 2 lots with houses and 2 open lots. OPEN HOUSE MON.SEPT 20 2 P.M. TO 4:30. These properties will sell at Auction on site Thursday Sept 23rd starting at 1:00 P.M. for more information please call: MILLER AUCTIONS, Brandon. Man. phone(204)725-8289


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Rivers Ag Society Legacy will live on More from page 1 Some burnt down and some blew over. They always needed to be repairing or building barns! In 1976, the first tents were purchased in partnership with the Highland Games Association. The tents were used for fair day and also rented out to bring in some income. In 1975, the Minister of Agriculture introduced the idea of a seed cleaning plant in Rivers. A committee of Ag Society members was formed to investigate this idea which soon became a reality. The early Ag Society also had an educational component that offered much learning to local farmers. Topics included crop rotation, forage crops, weeds, soil fertility, erosion, livestock insects, loose housing for stock,

and much more. The Ag Society was the catalyst for the formation of the Boys and Girls Club in 1918 (forerunner of 4-H). For years, local 4-H clubs gave reports at the Ag Society’s annual meeting. The first modern-day 4-H calf show was held at the fair in 1957. The Society hosted Chautauqua events (lectures and concerts), plowing matches, a gas engine course, and a tractor demonstration. The Save the Soil Club was founded in 1952 and for many years gave prizes for conservation efforts on the farm. The Clean Fields Competition was an annual event in the 1980s. Since 1910, Rivers Fair was a part of this community. This was possible only through the work of the volunteers. The directors of the AG Society over the years were a dedicated

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group of people. Fine examples are the late John Dyck and his wife Helen. They received Honourary Life Memberships in the Manitoba Association of A g r icu lt ura l Societ ies ( M ASC) in 2005. The Dycks joined the Rivers Ag Society in 1952. John was Society president from 1962-63 and from 199397. He also looked after the renting and the upkeep of the tents from the time they were purchased in 1976 until 2012. He diligently acted as canvasser for advertising in the fair book. Helen worked over the years in the domestic section. John Fast, now living in Brandon, was also a long-time dedicated volunteer with the Ag Society and was given a Life Membership. Alice Fast was President of the Society for 14 years, only retiring in 2020 for personal

reasons. Her leadership and enthusiasm kept the organization going long after everyone else had played out! The fence around the Ag Grounds was erected in 1967 as a Centennial Project. The f inishing touch was a pair of gate pillars designed and built by Joe Plaseski. In the near future, a plaque commemorating the Ag Society and its gift of the land to Riverdale Municipality will be placed at those pillars. The remaining funds will be disbursed equally to six worthy local organizations. After 111 years, a valuable community organization has ceased its work. The legacy of Rivers Ag Society will live on in the hearts of its volunteers and in the land which has been bequeathed to this community.

Advanced polls show increase from previous election By Kira Paterson Rivers Banner The estimated turnout for advanced polls this year is significantly higher than at the last election. Chief Electoral Off icer Stéphane Perrault released the preliminary numbers on Tuesday, Sept. 14, including totals and breakdowns from each electoral district. The advanced polls were open from Friday, Sept. 10 to Monday, Sept. 13, with approximately 5,780,000 voters filling out their ballots across the country. In the last election in 2019, there were 4,879,312 voters, which means there was an increase of about 18.5 per cent this year. In Manitoba, a total of 167,731 voters came out to the advanced polls this year, compared to 106,119 in the last election. In Dau-

phin-Swan River-Neepawa specifically, 8,616 turned up in advance, compared to 6,264 last year. That’s an increase of about 37.5 per cent. Other districts of note in the province include Portage-Lisgar, which saw its turnout more than double from 5,890 to 13,462, and Brandon-Souris, which increased by just over 68 per cent, from 5,365 to 9,020. Winnipeg North nearly doubled as well, with a turnout of 10,420, compared to 5,737 in 2019. Of the 338 electoral districts across Canada, only 23 saw a decreased turnout. Every single district in Manitoba had a higher turnout. All numbers from this year’s turnout are estimates, as some polls may not have reported yet.

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The Dauphin – Swan River – Neepawa riding was created following the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution. The riding was legally declared an electoral district in 2013. The riding sits between Lake Winnipegosis and the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border and it includes Dauphin, Roblin, Rivers, Minnedosa, Neepawa, and Swan River. te: The demographic information is from the 2016 census The area has a population of 87,527 and the average income is $37,148. Of all those who live in the area, 3.9 per cent identify as a visible minority, while 26.5 per cent of people identify as Indigenous. The riding is also home to 11 First Nations. In the 2019 federal election, Dan Mazier won the riding in 2019 securing 64.2 per cent of the vote.

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Upgrades for the Golf and Country Club We replaced the two south windows in the club house. We also had a group of volunteers replace some rotting boards in the doors of the private sheds and then painted them all, what an improvement! Senior 55+ Open Golf Tournament On August 11, we hosted a Senior 55+ Open Golf Tournament, winners were: Mens’ Championship Flight: First - Don Ramsay (79), Rivers, Second - Dean McConnell, Hamiota. Ladies Championship Flight: First - Deanna McConnell (105), Hamiota, Second - Angie Lau, Rivers. Mens First Flight: First - Al Bray, Birtle, Second Terry Joseph, Miniota. Ladies First Flight: First - Maxine Veitch, Rivers, Second - Marion Maguire, Rivers. Mens Second Flight: First - Dave Sheppard, Brandon, Second - Sterling Sklapsky, River. Tempo Place Emporium gift certificate was won by Bill Kyle of Birtle.

Submitted Rivers Golf & Country Club Riverdale Golf & Country Club has had a fairly eventful season! We purchased four new tables and 32 new chairs thanks to a very much appreciated grant we received from the Rivers & Area Community Foundation. These are safer and so much easier to set up and take down. We also received a $1000 donation from the Rivers Curling Club from the Scotties Curling Play Downs.

Ladies Bestball foursome Tournament On September 19, we held a Ladies Bestball foursome Tournament. First place went to the team of Janice Worth, Debbie Nicolajsen, Dorothy Gerrard and Eileen Silvius with a score of 75. Longest drive was Corrie Hutmacher, Closest to the Pin was Jean Ryall and Longest Putt ws Darlene Gourlay. We will be holding our AGM supper and meeting on September 26 at 5 p.m. If you are interested in joining us, please call Gayle at the clubhouse to put your name down at 204-328-7122. Must show proof of vaccination. And lastly the Farmers Golf Tournament will be held on October 2.


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National Tree Day falls on Wednesday September.22 of National Forest Week. In celebration, Rivers Home Hardware Building Centre have

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SANDRA VERNON FRANK FRANK: Sandra Vernon Frank (née Spring) passed away peacefully, surrounded by all of her children, at the Elkwood Manor Personal Care Home, Elkhorn, Manitoba on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at the age of 74 years. Born on July 18, 1947 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sandra was the third child and first-born daughter of William Vernon and Hilda Catherine (née Peart) Spring. As an Air Force family, Sandra lived across Canada including Vancouver, Goose Bay, Calgary, Whitehorse and finally in Rivers, where she met her husband, Jim, in high school. They wed on July 25, 1970. Sandra became a loving mother to three children and a beloved granny to five grandchildren. While the family was in the air force, Sandra’s early jobs included babysitting, bowling pin setter and lifeguarding. She was the first Secretary at Rivers Collegiate, hired right after her graduation in 1965, and substituted for Home Economics classes. During these years she advocated for improved pay for the secretarial staff in her division. She then was a farm wife, mother, granny, nanny to several children and a caregiver of adults with special needs as well as an end-of-life caregiver to numerous family members. Sandra was active volunteer with St. James Anglican Sunday School, St. James A.C.W. and Girl Guides, where she was a Brownie Leader – Brown Owl. She also volunteered at Rivers Elementary and Rivers Collegiate throughout the years. Sandra enjoyed crafting all manner of things from knitting to sewing to needlework; she was also interested in photography, gardening and houseplants. As a baker, she was known for her cake decorating skills and brownies. A veracious reader, she also enjoyed travelling, bowling and curling in her younger years. She also had a lifelong love of swimming. Colouring and scrapbooking were favourites in her later years, especially after her Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Sandra is survived by her daughters: Jennifer (Michael) Sanders and Sarah (Chris) Belcher; son James (Robert); grandchildren: Matthew and Ruslan Sanders; Riya, Johnny and Amelia Belcher; sisters: Susan Spring and Sherry Spring; brothers: William (Sandy) Spring and Lynn (Bernice) Spring; sister-in-law Teresa Spring and many loving nieces and nephews. Sandra is predeceased by her husband William Leonard James (Jim) Frank; mother Hilda Catherine Spring; father William Vernon (Bill) Spring and her brother Timothy Spring. A Memorial Service was held at the St. James Anglican Church, Rivers, Manitoba on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Donations in memory of Sandra may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2 or to the Elkwood Manor Memorial Fund, Box 172, Elkhorn, MB, R0M 0N0. Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, MB, (204) 727-0694. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.



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Sealed tenders will be received by the undersigned at 22 Sixth Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3N1 until 12:00 noon on Friday, October 1, 2021 for the purchase of lands and premises located in the RM of Elton, 1 mi east of Provincial Road #270, and south of the former Smart Siding and being legally described as: PARCEL ONE: NW ¼ 4–12–19 WPM PARCEL TWO: NE ¼ 4–12–19 WPM which each consist of approximately 160 acres of which each contain approximately 150 cultivated acres. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1. Tenders will be considered for either or both of the above-noted parcels. 2. All tenders for consideration shall be accompanied by bank draft, a certified cheque or lawyer’s trust cheque payable to Donald & Kehler Law Office for 15% of the amount of the tender which deposit will be returned if the tender is not accepted, or forfeited to the vendor as liquidated damages if the tender is accepted and the purchaser does not complete the purchase. 3. Only tenders in sealed envelopes marked “TENDER” and which clearly identify the full name(s) and address(es) of the purchaser(s), whether or not he/she/ it is registered for G.S.T. purposes, and the parcel(s) to which it applies will be considered. 4. On acceptance of a tender, the balance remaining will become payable on the Closing Date, which shall be November 15, 2021 or earlier at the option of the successful purchaser. 5. The successful tender(s) will be accepted: on an “as is, where is” basis; and on the basis that the purchaser relies solely upon his/her/its inspection of the land and premises; and that no representation warranty or condition on the part of the vendor is expressed or can be implied as to description, zoning, use, condition, size, or otherwise. 6. The highest or any tender shall not necessarily be accepted. 7. Unsuccessful tenders shall be returned including deposit to the address provided by the tenderer. 8. When a tender is accepted, the tender and these conditions of sale shall constitute a binding agreement of purchase and sale and the law of Manitoba shall apply to such agreement. Time shall be of the essence of such agreement. 9. All taxes payable on the sale of the land, including land transfer taxes and G.S.T., shall be the responsibility of and shall be paid by the successful tenderer. 10. Real property taxes including local improvements shall be paid by the vendor to December 31, 2021. DONALD & KEHLER LAW OFFICE 22 Sixth Street Brandon, MB R7A 3N1 Attention: Lawrence W. Donald

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The minutes of the regular meeting of Council for Riverdale Municipality held in the Council Chambers on August 17 2021. Deputy Mayor Ian Dyer called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. with the following members of Council in attendance: Councillor David Creighton, Councillor Ken Tait, Councillor Everett Smith, Councillor Dave Falkevitch, regrets Mayor Todd Gill, Councillor Alastair McFadden. Chief Administrative Officer Kat Bridgeman recorded the minutes. Both the agenda and the previous meeting minutes were adopted as presented. United Way Brandon & District send letter of support. Home Hardware and Tree Canada Grant Councillor Tait to discuss with Home Hardware on alternate location. MB Capital Planning & Agreement Management Gas Tax Change. Notice of Hearing of the Board of Reference. Rivers and District 50 Plus Club, Letter to be sent, possible 2022 budget consideration. Conservation and Climate Proposed Amendments. A request for Municipal Well in NW corner of Municipality was tabled. It was resolved that Council approve the purchase of 1000 Powertrain and Hydraulic extended warranty hours for John Deere 770G Motor grader at a cost of $11 per hour. Council approved the purchase of a Sharp MXC304W photocopier from Office Innovations at a cost of $2,895.00 + applicable tax; the cost to be funded by the Police Reserve. It was resolved that the List of Accounts submitted to Council and having been certified by said council and totaling the sum of $712.530.22 being cheques numbered 11061 to 11189 be hereby passed for payment. The Bank Reconciliation for the General/Utility account for July 2021 was adopted as presented. The financial statement for the period ended July 31, 2021 was also adopted as presented. Christine Walker has been hired as the Accounting Clerk effective August 23, 2021 as per terms outlined in the recommended letter of offer. Council approved the recommended change outlined in Stantec letter detailing the findings of preliminary analyses and revised crossing structure at Site #1 and that we proceed with the detailed design and construction of the appropriate option to comply with both MI and DFO guidelines and requirements. Council supported the submission of a proposal under the Province of Manitoba’s Mitigation and Preparedness Program for the Riverdale Emergency Readiness program and authorize the CAO to submit the proposal. 8.1 100 Block of Main Street – Sidewalk construction No. 176-21 FALKEVITCH-SMITH The Council accepted the quote from Crocus Concrete Ltd for the construction of a new sidewalk on the west side of the 100 block of Main Street for $62,500 + GST. The cost be

borne by the Gas Tax reserve asper the 2021 Financial Plan. The following taxes are to be added to the roll for the year 2021 as per Section 326(1) of the Municipal Act. Legal Description Amount Roll # 8400.000 27/37-5-236 $28,474.60 8400.000 27/37-5-236 $30,857.02 34800.000 3/4-19-249 $2,876.75 51060.000 DES 16/17-38-286 $86.90 (2020) 51060.000 DES 16/17-38-286 $260.16 59020.000 1-68437 $328.75 59025.000 2-68437 $285.11 59030.000 3-68437 $285.11 59035.000 4-68437 $285.11 59040.000 5-68437 $315.12 59045.000 6-68437 $386.04 63836.000 13-66077 $250.90 The following taxes have been cancelled from the roll for the year 2021 as per Section 300(6) of the Municipal Act. Roll # Legal Description Amount B540 DESC 0 $108.00 8400.000 27/37-5-236 $944.03 (2020) 8400.000 27/37-5-236 $1,443.90 51800.000 11/12-49-286 $607.06 (2020) 51800.000 11/12-49-286 $2,423.22 58000.000 DES B 795 $553.18 59050.000 7-68437 $17.74 63844.000 17-66077 $6.11 119500.000 DES SW7-11-21W $447.23 126050.000 2-67866 $18.40 153600.000 1-65787 $459.46 160800.000 Se30-12-22W $24.38 (2020) 176670.000 E-66610 $74.66 (2020) 176670.000 E-66610 $107.17 177235.000 A-66610 (DES SE18-12-21W)$ 214.02 (2020) 177235.000 A-66610 (DES SE18-12-21W)$ 307.20 $1,566.65 (2020) 63840.000 15-66077 $4,828.30 63840.000 15-66077 63842.000 16-66077 $283.29 63844.000 17-66077 $2,631.02 $174.43 63844.000 17-66077 101450.000 1-58595; A-63534 $3,113.29 105220.000 1-63928 $443.46 119500.000 DES SW 7-11-21W $710.84 DES SW 10-11-21W $ 5,605.82 121300.000 124900.000 DES SE 18-11-21W $ 487.49 (2020) DES SE 18-11-21W $ 1,974.49 124900.000 1-67866 $ 52.24 126060.000

153600.000 1-65787 $ 20.53 153625.000 DES NE 14-12-22W $ 486.84 (2020) 176670.000 E-66610 $ 112.60 (2020) 176670.000 E-66610 $ 163.44 176715.000 D-66610 $ 262.63 (2020) 176715.000 D-66610 $ 376.97 172110.000 F-66610 $ 135.78 (2020) 172110.000 F-66610 $ 201.29 172510.000 J-66610 $ 790.62 (2020) 172510.000 J-66610 $ 1,141.23 172610.000 G-66610 $ 142.76 (2020) 172610.000 G-66610 $ 211.30 172620.000 H-66610 $ 31.43 (2020) 172620.000 H-66610 $ 51.51 177237.000 K-66610 $ 327.75 (2020) 177237.000 K-66610 $ 476.83 197100.000 SE12-12-20W $ 602.97 4-51775 $ 2,538.69 200230.000 203320.000 10-52327 $ 140.98 212403.000 3-25681 $ 308.99 NE31-12-20W $ 554.51 (2020) 213200.000 NE31-12-20W $ 2,983.97 213200.000 8/9-38-286 $ 74.91 51012.000 $ 98,701.42 B-66610 (M-2406) -$ 118.29 (2020) 176775.000 176775.000 B-66610 (M-2406) -$ 169.79 C-66610 (L-2406) -$ 9.95 (2020) 176760.000 C-66610 (L-2406) -$ 14.29 176760.000 176685.000 F-2406 - DELETED -$ 693.06 (2020) F-2406 - DELETED -$ 1,001.21 176685.000 G-2406 - DELETED -$ 755.11 (2020) 176700.000 G-2406 - DELETED -$ 1,090.28 176700.000 183200.000 DES SE32-12-21W -$ 20.96 38/39-5-236 -$ 526.04 8500.000 8600.000 40-5-236 -$ 84.08 23500.000 21/23-13-236 -$ 62.19 51000.000 DES 10/13-38-286 -$ 251.95 55000.000 17-53-286 -$ 353.31 -$ 12,906.27 Redfern Farm Services Ltd. owner(s) of property legally describedas being; NE 23-12-21, applied to the Council for approval to widen an existing approach as per Policy PW_0415, in order to continue to provide access onto the property due a fenced in area being expanded. It was resolved that said application is approved with the following conditions; that if they require more than 40’, the current approach be removed and a new one constructed at the owner’s expense, as per the above stated policy.

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A new political candidate has stepped into the picture. Lori Falloon-Austin of Foxwarren, MB, is now advocating for the Maverick party in the Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa riding. She is also the only Maverick party candidate seeking election in the province of Manitoba. In an interview with the Banner & Press on Sept. 9, FalloonAustin said that the reception out on the campaign trail has been quite good so far. “I’ve been super impressed– It’s been almost 100 per cent across the board. People are ready for a change and they listen to me and don’t scoff at what I say and everybody– except for one person today– took the pamphlet and I know after I leave they’re going to read it,” said Falloon-Austin. “People really are ready for a change and I’m ready to be that change for them.”

Separation undesirable In regards to the Maverick Party’s two prong approach– the prongs being Track A’s nation within a nation approach and Track B making western Canada a separate nation– Falloon Austin told the Banner & Press she prefers Track A. Becoming a nation within a nation is the ultimate goal of the party. However, Faloon-Austin is aware this isn’t without its challenges. In particular, the Maverick candidate noted that there are 30 candidates from her party currently running in the election race with, in her estimation, at least one or two sure to get into parliament when all is said and done. That’s where she expects things to get tough. “I feel a lot of the Con-

drum, so this is nothing new to me.” In her final thoughts, Falloon-Austin urged voters to lend her their votes so she can be their voice, stating, “I’m a firm believer in communication and I feel that has to happen– more communication between your sitting MP and the constituents and no more passing the buck. Take responsibility [as MP] and do your job.”


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ment.” Falloon-Austin added, “And then people get mad when newcomers come into town and say that the newcomers are taking our jobs. Well, there are jobs, but they’re just not paying as much as that CERB cheque. It’s not helpful, it’s very much a deterrent.” There may be some undecided voters as the election really starts to kick into action. Falloon-Austin says those individuals should consider the Maverick party for a few reasons. One being that the party ‘doesn’t flip-flop’. “What we say is what we are going to do. Flip-flop is not in our vocabulary– we are steadfast in our beliefs and we have nothing to lose. Another big selling point is that any sitting member of parliament– 99.6 per cent of them vote the way their party tells them to. They have that party line to toe– and the Maverick party? We don’t,” said Falloon-Austin. “We have a free vote, we can vote whatever favours our province, our constituents, our riding and Western Canada. But anything outside of that? It’s a free vote.” Falloon-Austin added, “To me, I would want to talk to my constituents first before I voted for anything. As much as I might be ‘I think all sweaters should be white’, everybody else in the riding might say ‘I think they should be red or black’ and you have to take that into consideration. So that’s what I like about the Maverick party– it’s


and they’re 60 grand in debt and the government wants that in a year and a couple months. So I asked them, ‘If I could wave a magic wand, what would you want?’ and they said ‘forgive our loans’. How are they going to pay that off in a year and two months,” Falloon-Austin asked. “Some I’m even friends with have gone bankrupt because they don’t meet the criteria and it’s just off by a little bit– it’s so micro-managed.” In addition to debt and COVID-19 regulations, Falloon-Austin said another part of this is CERB. “People are ticked– they had to lay off all their staff, they’re fifteen years away from retirement and they’re going to have nothing by the time they get this debt paid off. Their employees are making more money sitting at home and that’s why it’s so hard to get people back to work because they make more money sitting at home on CERB than they would at a job and that’s just backwards,” said Falloon-Austin. “The lack of foresight just blows me away– what did you think was going to happen? The [government] is so out of touch– everything, like how they picked this number for people to stay home and live off of CERB as opposed to going to work [at a job]. Every province has a different minimum wage, and they picked the one that’s really high because now they have no incentive to go back to work because it’s basically free money from the govern-


Feels CERB is part of the problem The two primary issues the Maverick candidate has heard from the people on her travels as a candidate have both been in regards to COVID-19. The first is vaccination passports– the card that confirms whether you’ve been fully vaccinated. “It’s an uncomfortable issue and I feel like I’m either going to lose votes or gain votes with it, but right at this time it’s the biggest issue,” Falloon-Austin expressed. “My party’s probably going to go ‘what is she doing?’ but I’m going to go right out and say it. The ‘i’ in Maverick is freedom spelled vertically and that’s basically our standpoint– freedom of choice.” The second biggest issue Falloon-Austin says she is hearing about is the ‘mixed bag’ of outcomes small businesses have faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. While she says some businesses have been able to remain relatively unscathed due to being able to remain open and/or adapting to operation tactics such curbside pick-up and delivery, others have been hit with significant debts. “I’ve talked to a few people


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servative MPs are jealous of this party– I really really feel that. So I feel it might be a little rocky for us Mavericks who get in there, and that’s the way it is but we’re here to plant that seed and you don’t get change without doing that. I’m willing to take that risk,” Falloon-Austin expressed. “I used to work for Inky Mark and they can be mean– they can be really not nice to other MPs and I’ve always been a different kind of person. I’ve always marched to my own

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