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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.

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Can collections for canoes

Photo by Sheila Runions


By Sheila Runions

Heavy Horse classes showed Banner Staff prominently at the Harding Fair but as the results below and on page five show there were a large number of entries in all classes. 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.


Pupils co-ordinated the entire the church basement the after- tributions from the community. the shelving units. They were 9 edition, the serve Champion - Shannon Co, Cameron Nykoliation, MB. Reserve - JMB, Bert Carly Jo Carsen. Reserve Heavy HorsesMarch Grade 12 Interdisci- month-long promotion, which noon of March 21, where the When all was said and done, fantastic! We are very, very McDonald, Brookdale MB. Female - Horner Cattle C0, Boreham, Virden. C h a m p i o nplinary M aStudies r e - in Science Douglas, food MB.was Champ Bull weighed and sorted. the scales at Riverdale Harvest pleased.” class culminated in a ceremonious Limousin Champion Female Laura Horner, Minnedosa, Light Horses BoulderBluff, Blaine MarBrad and Judy Rutten, Elementary school staff memat Rivers Collegiate planned a presentation on March 20 to Although the project was a sen- noted a total of 434 pounds, “a Yvonne students brainstorm, en- fabulous amount,” says Heather. for Riverdale Champion Harvest. Riverdale - Diamond T Limousin, TraMB.ber/Harvest Championvolunteer Bull - Silver Pony -Harvest Ka- president tin, Strathclair.project Best Grade Wawota, ior SK. Reserve Bull the initiated a similar camtire high school was encouraged “We are so pleased they decided Heather Gray and Liliane. theMel Boat Load of Food, vis Hunter, Kenton, MB. ReLakeCrouch Farms, Andrea Bertholeigh Argue, Hamiota. Mare - Shady HDubbed Farms, - Mark Angus, Winnipeg, Because the snow had melted to participate. The collegiate to help those we serve. A lot paign in her school. That threestudents secured a canoe from serve Eden Meadows, Terry let, Hartney, MB. Reserve Light Horse Jayda GabriHunter, Kenton. Supreme MB. Charolois Champion Rolling River School Division so much, the canoe could not hosted a poor boy floor hockey of times kids don’t get enough week effort simply encouraged Zehner, SK. ChamCattle Co,product Laura in - Horner Mare - Boulderwith Bluff. McCaw/Brent but this group of students students to leave street to -tournament in which to Hepper, play, credit an intent to elle, f ill itVirden. with be portaged across theFemale pion Bull Eden Meadows, Horner, Minnedosa, MB Cattle (total head Miniature Horses Stewart, Russell, MB. Renon-perishables. Although the Zion Church (home of River- athletes had to pay with food for certainly deserves some praise. the canoe; 87 pounds of food dale Harvest). Rather, the teens- Suntek the canoe. Some studentsTerry also Hepper, All students stayed SK. behind to was collected from the younger campaign was fully organized 192) Zehner, 34 - 38” Champion - Rod serve Livestock, carried bags, boxes garbageStewart, canvassed Rivers, Oak River check expiry dates, sort and group on Thursday, March 22. by that class, the original idea - Champion Reservehelp - Diamond T LimouAngus Fe- andTyler Hart, Carman. Reserve Foxwarren, came from a suggestion made More of the Harding Fair on sin, Travis Hunter, Kenton, Champion - Brooke Unrau, male - Merit Cattle Co, MB. by harvest volunteer Liliane Champion Bull JMB, Simmental Champion page 5 MB. Trent Liebrech, Radville, Boissevain. Champion Dupuis. Bert McDonald, Brookdale, Female Northern Lights, SK. Reserve NYK Cattle Rod Hart, Carman. Re“I heard the idea at a meet-

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ing in Brandon. St. Augustine School had tried Fill a Canoe in conjunction with the 10-day Festival du Voyaguer in Winnipeg in February. It was very successful and whenever I hear food bank, my ears always perk up!” She then brought the suggestion to Riverdale Harvest, which supported the idea and asked her to present the promo-

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Divide to conquer

s a Canadian sitting in rural Manitoba, it’s hard to believe that we have been unknowingly targeted by cleverly disguised propaganda from a foreign government. But that seems to be the case. Late last month, data from Clemson University researchers Darren Linvill, an associate professor of communication, and Patrick Warren, an associate professor of economics, was made public. The data complied by the South Carolina professors was nearly 3 million tweets from accounts identified as being operated by a well-funded Russian “troll factory”, called the Internet Research Agency (IRA), which has ties to the Russian government. For those unfamiliar, an internet troll is someone who posts inflammatory, off-topic or untrue messages with the goal of disrupting a conversation and provoking readers into an emotional response. The Russian-based IRA had over 400 employees and 13 of them were charged in the US as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Their job was to use social media, often Twitter, to spread disinformation and divisiveness into American politics. This January, Twitter informed 1.4 million users that they had interacted with Russian troll accounts. Though Twitter deleted the IRA-linked accounts, the text of their tweets has been preserved, thanks to Clemson’s Social Media Listening Centre. Last month, Linvill and Warren made the 2,973,371 tweets, from 2,848 Twitter users,


Kate Jackman-Atkinson publicly available. They have also published a working paper titled, “Troll Factories: The Internet Research Agency and State-Sponsored Agenda Building”, which is currently under review at an academic journal. While the US was the main target of the IRA, other liberal democracies weren’t immune, including Canada. CBC News analyzed the tweets for topics relating to Canada and found 8,000 tweets that mentioned Canadian issues, including asylum seekers, the Quebec City mosque shooting and the Keystone XL pipeline. It’s not hard to see why Canada would be a target of a government opposed to liberal democracies, with a tendency to invade its neighbours. Canada has been a strong supporter of democratic institutions, such as NATO and the UN, and in 2014, enacted sanctions against Russia, and certain Russians, as a response to that country’s violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Then there’s Syria. Russia has supported the Syrian government in the civil war, while Canada has officially condemned the Syrian regime, and its backers, for its use of chemical weapons and targeting of civilians. Canada has committed over $1 billion in humanitarian aid and has taken in 25,000 refugees. While it hasn’t happened yet, military action could also take place. It’s not surprising that Russia would be looking to sway or divide public opinion in Canada over Syria in particular and political issues in general. Twitter isn’t the most popular social media network in Canada, but unlike Facebook, where much of what people post in only available to their “friends”, almost all tweets are public, making this type of analysis possible. While Facebook may not make its content public the way Twitter does, IRA operatives were working on that platform too. Even though the American election is over, that doesn’t mean trolls have eased up, in fact, it’s been the opposite. “There were more tweets in the year after the election than there were in the year before,” Warren said. “I want to shout this from the rooftops. This is not just an election thing. It’s a continuing intervention in the political conversation in America.” “They are trying to divide our country,” Linvill added. This applies to Canada too. Remember, next time you feel yourself getting angered over something you see online, it could very well be the work of trolls, looking to exert influence over our opinions, our elections and our democracy.

Things seem to be going backwards


he tragic news out of Alonsa on Aug. 3 a was shock wave to everyone. A tornado snuck into the community and when it blew itself out somewhere near the western shore of Lake Manitoba, it left a path of death and destruction. One older man died, two injuries were reported. The physical damage to property was mind-boggling. Houses were destroyed or damaged, trees were torn apart, campers and vehicles destroyed. Tornadoes don’t happen often in Manitoba but they certainly do. A few years ago, Elie was badly hit and there have been many more. I can remember one when I was growing up near Holland, Manitoba. The particularly disturbing part about the Alonsa tornado was that in spite of cell service allegedly having been upgraded, few got the warning. Worse yet, Alonsa had pretty good cell service until the upgrade was done. Now, cell service is reported to be much worse. Clearly, something had gone wrong. Much has been made of getting the whole country on an alert system, be it by cell, landline, television or radio. Alonsa’s storm alert was not the first such failure and probably won’t be the last. Some months ago, a nation-wide practice alert was staged. Apparently, half the people of Canada didn’t get the notice. One is left to wonder, what on earth is going on? The federal government can’t get their payroll system to work. The 911 emergency system seems to break down from time to time. I suspect that paralyzing bureaucracy is part of the problem.

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Ken Waddell To illustrate the problem, let me relate the results of a relatively simple 911 call from a few years back. My wife and I were just coming off the Minnedosa Golf Course. Darkness was falling and the clubhouse was closed for the night. The remaining staff had just gone out on the course to check something. Out in the parking lot was flat deck trailer, with two recently purchased used grass mowers. One was smoldering and soon burst into flames. Naturally, I called 911 and asked that the Minnedosa Fire Department be dispatched to the golf course. Frustratingly enough, that was not as simple as one might assume. The operator wanted to know the civic address which, of course, I didn’t know. No amount of explaining that I couldn’t tell the address seemed to appease the process. The operator was not to be deterred. In exasperation, I suggested that she simply call the Minnedosa Fire Department and ask them to proceed to the local golf course. I suggested to the operator that I was pretty sure that somebody on the department would know where the golf course was located. Somebody somewhere must have contacted the department as, finally, in the distance, I could hear the fire truck’s

sirens. I told the operator not to bother and I hung up. I suspect that insistence on bureaucratic standards in place of common sense leads to a lot of foul-ups, not the least of which is the recent cell phone service failure and a lack of a storm alert at Alonsa. It will be interesting to note how fast these two separate, but related, failures are remedied. No amount of cell service or warnings would have saved the trees, the homes, the camper trailers or the out-buildings, but one man’s life might have been saved. Except for some very fast action by people to save themselves and others, many more lives might have been lost. There needs to be some answers about what happened, or more precisely, what didn’t happen, Friday at Alonsa, on that muggy summer night. The Association of Manitoba Municipalities is saying senior governments have to step up to provide capital to upgrade cell service. How much longer does rural Manitoba have to wait to get decent coverage? Why the delay? Why the degradation in service rather than an improvement? Perhaps a public inquiry would be in order.

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Aug. 12: Clack Family Museum Fun Day, food available 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. August 17: Cinema Under the Stars, Rapid City Museum grounds, dusk August 20-24: Daily Vacation Bible Camp @ Rivers United Church Sept. 4: Rivers Legion Ladies Auxiliary meeting, upper hall, 7 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9: Drag racing, Baseline Dragway, Rivers Sept. 11: Rivers Legion meeting, upper hall, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20: Rivers 50 Plus Club meeting/ games, Civic Centre, 2 p.m. Sept. 25: Chamber of Commerce meeting, Lee’s Restaurant, Rivers, 12-1 p.m. Sept. 29 - 30: Manitoba Provincial Plowing Match, Ryalls Farm Sept. 26: Riverdale District Health Auxiliary meeting, Kiwanis Courts, Rivers, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1: Rivers Legion Ladies Auxiliary meeting, upper hall, 7 p.m. Oct. 18: Rivers 50 Plus Club meeting/ games, Civic Centre, 2 p.m. Oct. 24: Riverdale District Health Auxiliary meeting, Kiwanis Courts, Rivers, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 31: Chamber of Commerce meeting, Lee’s Restaurant, Rivers, 12-1 p.m. Nov. 5: Rivers Legion Ladies Auxiliary meeting, upper hall, 7 p.m. Nov. 15: Rivers 50 Plus Club meeting/ games, Civic Centre, 2 p.m. Nov. 27: Chamber of Commerce meeting, Lee’s Restaurant, Rivers, 12-1 p.m. Nov. 28: RDHA meeting, Kiwanis Courts, Rivers, 1:30 p.m.

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Name: Jim Brown Birthday: June 17 Occupation: Retired school teacher First job: Mowing grass at the sanitorium in Ninette. Hobbies: Camping, fishing, woodworking, woodcarving, volunteering In Rivers/Rapid City/Oak River since: 1973 Where do you live? In Oak River Hometown: Ninette, Mb. Where did you attend school? Ninette Elementary, Killarney High School and Brandon University. Dream Vacation Spot: Australia Favorite Food: Can’t beat a good turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Favourite holiday: Christmas Favourite Song or Artist: Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton Favourite Sports Team: Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Favourite Animal: Dog Favourite TV show: Longmire Favourite Actor/Actress: Adam Sandler When you were 12, what did you want to be when you grew up? A football player. Comment: I just want to say that my time in Oak River has been enjoyed and has gone quickly thanks to my friends and family. A special thanks to my wife Dianne.

Where am I?

1776 - American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London. 1776 - 08-02 Formal signing of the US Declaration of Independence by 56 people (date most accepted by modern historians). 1893 - Rudolf Diesel's prime model internal combustion engine, a single 10-foot iron cylinder with a f lywheel at its base, ran on its own power for the first time in Augsburg, Germany. 1921 - US President Franklin D. Roosevelt stricken with polio at his summer home on Canadian island of Campobello. 1945 - Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies, provided Emperor Hirohito's status remains unchanged. 1960 - Los Angeles premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh. 1966 - Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again. 1981 - Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record. 1994 - Last British troops leave Hong Kong (been there since Sept 1841). 2006 - Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial aircraft.

MYJC closing for the season As summer begins to slowly wind down, so does the program at the Rivers Manitoba Youth Job Centre (MYJC). As the Youth Engagement Leader, I’d like to thank a number of people for their support throughout our successful season. To begin with, a big thank-you goes out to my Sponsoring Committee at the Town of Rivers, who have been very supportive of the MYJC Program. As well, many thanks are due to the numerous employers, both businesses and homeowners, who have placed job orders with the centre this summer. Your participation in the job referral service provides youth and students in our community with the opportunity to gain work experience and an income. The MYJC Program depends on the partnership with community members, and our success is due largely to you. Last, but not least, a huge thank-you goes out to the students and youth who registered with the centre. We hope that your job search continues to be successful! The MYJC Offices close for the season on Thursday August 16. We will re-open in May of 2019, so be sure to look for us in spring. If you have any last minute questions about the MYJC and its services, please don’t hesitate to call me at 879-3rd Avenue, Rivers 204-303-0157 Enjoy the rest Sunday school/morning of your summer! service at 10:30 a.m.

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Road Repair in Manitoba By Eoin Devereux Rivers Banner

The Manitoba government is investing $2.25 million into fixing municipal roads. Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton made the announcement via press release on Friday, Aug. 3. Wharton noted that investing in municipal infrastructure ensures communities can sustain continued, long-term growth. “Maintaining our municipal roads helps to increase economic activity, extended asset life, improve public safety and community development. Our roads are pipelines for the f low of both goods and services, and improvements ensure that our province will continue to see increased economic activity,” said Wharton. In total, 30 projects in 30 municipalities plus funding for 18 northern affairs communities have been approved for a total of $2.25 million. The communities receiving the largest amount of support, in this announcement are Brandon, Winker and Thompson, who are each receiving the $200,000 each. The Town of Minnedosa will also benefit from the program, as it will get $18,123 for the renewal of Second Ave. N.W. Minnedosa mayor Ray Orr said this additional funding will assist with the installation of new curbing. “This was one of several local road projects that we put an application in for,” said Orr. “It’s part of a 50/50 funding initiative. This $18,000 will be combined with $18,000 that [the Town of Minnedosa] will contribute and it’ll go a long way towards ensuring these upgrades are completed. Support like this definitely aids a community like ours in its ongoing effort to keep the roads sustainable.” Orr added that the town will attempt to get the work rolling before the winter, but if that is not feasible, the curb addition will begin in the spring.


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Manitoba Youth Beef Round-Up 2018 showcases area producers Submitted Rivers Banner The cattle industry is in good hands after watching the participants at Roundup go through their educational and cattle show weekend. On August 3-5, sixty-eight enthusiastic Manitoba and Saskatchewan Junior Cattle Producers attended the 11th annual Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup in Neepawa, Manitoba. Excitement in the cattle industry brought out a top-notch group of interested cattle producers and 86 head of cattle. This year 24 new members attended Roundup for the first time. Where else can you attend an event with 68 Junior members all working together as teams and in individual competitions, to learn the skills needed in the Livestock Industry. This is not just any cattle show, it is an all-around event to promote and educate youth to continue in the livestock industry. Our show would not happen without our dedicated sponsors, parents, Juniors and committee members who have stood behind this Junior All Breeds Show

and helped to make it a success. The weekend started off Friday afternoon with a presentation from Sullivan’s Stock Show U instructors Laura Horner and Jake Rawluk on showmanship, hair products and cattle fitting. Friday evening all juniors participated in the Photo Bingo Contest.– a fun, hands on challenge where teams work together to complete 10 stations related to the cattle industry. It is a great way for Juniors to work together, make new friendships, learn something new and have 18082DD0 18083DD0

fun while doing it! On Saturday, the Juniors were busy with many different events. In the morning they participated in public speaking, individual judging and attended an electric fencing demonstration by Grant House. In the afternoon, the Juniors took part in team judging, team fitting, the stockman’s knowledge competition and the Pee Wees had a demonstration .On Saturday, Scholarship Interviews also took place. Saturday evening was wrapped up with the Cook-Off competition sponsored by Enns Brothers Equipment and a slip n’ slide to cool off


for the day! Sunday was show day. Thank-you to our show day judges, Chad Hollinger and Austen Anderson. Juniors participated in showmanship classes in the morning and then confirmation classes in the afternoon. We rounded the day off with a parade of champions and a parade of 4-H champions then finished the evening off with awards. Each and every year Round-Up is a weekend filled with friendships, learning, skills and knowledge. It was once again another successful weekend!

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YCS Heifer Calf 1st Katie Falconer, 2nd Cody Carson. Yearling Heifer - 1st Cody Carson, 2nd Carly Jo Carson. Yearling Heifer 2 - 1st Katie Falconer, 2nd Emma Falconer. Shorthorn - Champion Female - Troy Smith, Moosomin, SK. Reserve - Poplar Park Farms, John Thompson, Hamiota, MB. Champion Bull - Poplar Park Farms. Reserve - Ross Grayson, Brandon, MB. Ron Sangster Memorial Class

Supreme Bull - Ruttens, Brad and Jane of Wawota, SK. Supreme Female - Merit Cattle Co, Radville, SK. Jackpot Heifer Class - 1st Merit Cattle Co, 2nd McCaw Livestock. Steer - (Light) 1st Bobbi Hunter, Harding, 2nd Brady Daniel, Kenton, MB. (Heavy) 1st Sierra Inglis, 2nd Cheyanne Smith, Moosomin, SK. (Pairs) 1st Brady Daniels, Kenton, 2nd Teron Johns, Kenton Commercial Cow/Calf (36 entries) 1st Teron and Dana James, 2nd Bert McDonald, 3rd Cam Ramsey, 4th Langly Gerrard.

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A basement remodeling project can add valuable and usable space to a home. For many years, homeowners overlooked potential of a It shouldthecome as no basement remodel, perhaps surprise that spring kicks off thinking would times not beofa one of theitbusiest smart return on investment. year in the housing market. But that’s no longer the case. Warm weather makes it The latest “Cost vs. more comfortable to see Value” report from Reand displaymagazine homes, leading modeling says the toaverage more listings and open basement remodel houses. can cost around $61,000 According to therecoup U.S. with a 70.3 percent Census Bureau, the average rate. In addition, HGTV person in the United States says architects and contractors indicate the cost ofmore redochanges residences ing a11basement is roughly than times in his or her one-thirdWith to one-half less lifetime. each move, than the price of putting an the process of moving may addition on a home. become more familiar. But Before remodeling a baseeven the most practiced ment, homeowners should nomad can how findthey moving think about want to to be use an theoverwhelming space. Homeexperience. owners also must focus on Those on theobstacles cusp ofin potential some moving and nervous a basement that willabout need packing up and leaving to be addressed so thatcan the area can be as functional as employ a few tricks to make moving much easier.

Top Angus - Kevin Routledge, Hamiota. Judging - 1st Ryan Sheir, 2nd Ken Routledge. (Judges for this Jackpot - Jerry Judd, Lois McCrae and Teresa Birmingham). Guess the Weight - 1st Zac McConnell, Ontario 2nd Larry Logan and Cam Ramsey.The Fair fed 350 at Breakfast - Had our 1st Bursary which invites a high school graduate or someone in a secondary school that is involved with our Ag Society by volunteering, letting name stand on our board of directors, etc. The winner this year was Bobbi Hunter of Harding.

August 10, 2018 Rivers Banner 5 Grains and Grasses Judge Brent Hunter. Best Sheaf 15 and over - Foster Tolton, Kenton. Best Junior Sheaf - Payton Tolton, Kenton. Ivey Greenhouse for most points 1st Wilma Bell, Kenton 2nd Nadine Simon, Hamiota. Flowers and plants Judge Brent Hunter. Most points in cut flowers (Eldon Robinson Memorial) was Beatrice Janssens, Harding. Specials - Green spot, garden/ deck planter - Beatrice Janssens. Harding Ag, Arrangement of flowers, fruit and vegetables Jean Ryall, Rivers. All about Flowers, planter with purples - Marlene Hunter, Harding. Westwood Ranch Garden Centre, deck planter - Beatrice Janssens. Cooking and Home

Products - Judges Penny Edwards and Joan Clement. Cargill - most points in baking 1st Nadine Slimmon, Hamiota MB, 2nd Lisa Gardner, Lenore MB, 3rd Eileen Kent, Kenton. Riverview Apiary - 1st Eileen Kent, Kenton MB, 2nd Leah Obach, Kenton, 3rd Beatrice Janssens, Harding. Grace Kent Memorial (new this year) 1st Nadine Slimmon, Hamiota, 2nd Loree Wedderburn, Rivers, 3rd Beatrice Janssens Pudding and Preserves Winnie Wolf Special - most points 1st Mary Gervais, Griswold, 2nd Candace Tolton, Kenton, 3rd Beatrice Janssens. Junior Cooking - Lenore W.I. Special - Most points - Jaylin Hill, Lenore Lenore W.I. most points 12 and under, Payton

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the design work can begin. Many professionals advise against drop ceilings, which can take away from ceiling height and look cheap. your new home. This will Basements cantobemake dark,reso free up space the addition of home plentyand of pairs to your new lighting can help brighten give you time to figure out the room. Small basement decorating schemes while windows can be replaced ensuring clutter won’t get with larger ones to add more in theas way light well.of renovation projects. New homeowners Homeowners can mimic also can takearchitectural their time built-ins and sorting boxes and details through from elsewhere in getting rid of items they the home so the basement may not need cohesive in their new is aesthetically and doesn’t seem like an addihomes. tion. Bookcases and shelvingGet can add valuableand storage estimates as well. Decorate space verify licensing theThe basement with bright, BBB advises conneutral colors so they make sumers to verify all licensing the space feel more inviting. forWith movers. Solicit at least some effort and three in-home estimates financial investment, baseand in mentsget canthose be asfigures beautiful writing. Confirm insurance and functional as other coverage the company rooms in afor home. chosen, be sure to have Beforeand remodeling a basement, homeowners should all agreed upon informaaboutout howexplicitly they want thinkspelled tion in use the space.Red Homeatowritten contract. flags owners also must focus on some potential obstacles in a basement that will need to be addressed so that the area can be as functional as possible. The text for the native advertising version of this feature is included in the text file when you download the package. A basement remodeling project can add valuable and usable space to a home. For many years, homeowners overlooked the potential of a basement remodel, perhaps thinking it would not be a smart return

on investment. But that’s no longer the case. The latest “Cost vs. Value” report from Remodeling magazine says the average basement remodel can cost around $61,000 with a 70.3 percent recoup rate. In addition, HGTV says architects and contractors indicate the cost of redoing a basement is roughly one-third to one-half less than the price of putting an addition on a home. Before remodeling a basement, homeowners should think about how they want to consider movers to use the include space. Homewho don’t makefocus on-site owners also must on potentialforobstacles in some inspections estimates aand basement need those that whowill demand to be addressed so that the payment in advance before area can be as functional the move. as possible. Basements can be chilly Have a first-week and damp. That means survival kit moisture issues and heathomeowners can ingNew and cooling needs must pick up takeout restaube addressed prior to any rant menus and premade construction. Homeowners grocery store meals. In may have to consider the addition, stock up on stainstallation of a dehumidifier and run venting through the basement to allow for proper climate control. If a basement takes on water, either through the walls or a concrete slab, a professional waterproof ing company can come in and fix these issues so they will not damage drywall and flooring afterwards. The presence of insects and pests also must be addressed. Exterminators can help homeowners figure out which insects are in their basements and how to make the space less hospitable to these unwelcome guests so

that the room will become comfortable for human occupants. Space is often at a premium in basements, which may contain HVAC units, water heaters, f iltration devices, ductwork, pipes, and the other appliances. Qualified contractors can suggest solutions for cordoning off appliances and camouf laging pipes and wires so they won’t detract from the finished product. However, building access panels into the design will make it easier to service or ples such as paper plates, repair features as necessary. toilet tissue,also light Homeowners maybulbs, want to wrap pipes before drywallin and cleaning supplies isadvance installedoftothe quiet noisy move so drainage you won’tpipes. have to unpack Uneven basement flooreverything at mealtime or ing will need to be smoothed when you want to clean out and f lattened before after arriving at your new carpeting or tile can be home. laid down. A self-leveling

underlayment can be applied to fill in gullies, while larger crack and holes will need to be patched. Once the structure of the basement is addressed, then the design work can begin. Many professionals advise against drop ceilings, which can take away from ceiling height and look cheap. Basements can be dark, so the addition of plenty of lighting can help brighten the room. Small basement windows can be replaced with larger ones to add more light as well. With some effort and financial investment, basements can be as beautiful and functional as other rooms in a home.

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By•R ita Friesen Residential & Commercial • Farm Wiring & Trenching

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There was a time when I kept a diary. It 204-761-2192 started with a Christmas gift when I pre-teen. jimmied ge The little book, hard cover, easily CMA lock on the side. The kind you kept in the ent. bottom of a drawer, believing Shaping the that Future no one A CCOUNTING S ERVICE knew it existed, or under a pillow if the 7893 Certi ed all Management Accountants content was rated general. I recorded the eventsHamiota: of the71day, what to whom, Maplewho Ave. said 204-764-2544 and what I did, and perhaps, just perhaps, Brandon: 20-18th St., 204-727-5927 Place




an original thought. Kept that one till it was full, missing many a day and then trying like heck to recall what I had done on the missing day. Well, nothings changed there! For years I simply lived, not recording thoughts or events, or emotions. Took the habit up again when I was in my thirties. Daily practical records. 1997 was a fantastic year for picking saskatoons. A daughter and I headed to the hills with neighbours and their son. Ed had scouted the bushes but was unable to come along, and he had scouted well. Key – look for an oak tree and an ant hill. In one afternoon we picked seventy pounds of luscious berries. Records show that some were made into pies, some frozen and some canned as preserves for fine winter dining. That year

was a great garden year as well. Shelled peas by the bucket, until I threw up my hands in despair and gave the pickings away. Big difference between the yield of peas in sandy soil and Red River loam. Lesson learned. I stopped keeping a diary when I started writing the column. A weekly scribble keeps my creative genius satisfied. I never forget to detail a days activity, I share my thoughts and come up with some original ones, and I never have to hide my diary or remember where I hid it! I do journal when I travel. The camera and I are not good friends, I don’t like taking pictures or having my picture taken. At the end of the day it is relaxing for me to sit and review the days sights and sounds. My sister’s journal is filled with the food and flavours of the day. Those don’t capture my

attention either. It is more about feeling and sensing the day in review. One of my grandchildren brought up a camping memory. At days end I would seat then at the picnic table and each one was required to write about their day. Too young to write? Then draw a picture. It was a pleasant memory they recalled and wished that someone had kept those journals. They would be worth a laugh. The day at Banff at the gondola, one picture is of the able car gently swaying high above the tree line, and one blessed child wrote about how green I was when we landed. They recalled that much. Perhaps I am thankful the booklets are missing! If I kept a diary this year….dear diary, today was too hot. I didn’t feel like doing much. Ditto for the next four pages!

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Educational Assistant required Douglas Elementary - 3.7 hrs/day Rapid City School - 2.6 hrs/day Rivers Collegiate - 3.75 hrs/day For more details and application information, please visit our website at; select Employment then Support Positions. Thank you to all applicants for their interest in Rolling River School Division. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

FARMLAND FOR SALE BY TENDER The following farmland is hereby offered for sale by Tender; Title No. 2817459/5 THE NE ¼ of 6-14-22 WPM in the R.M. of Oakview TERMS & CONDITIONS: 1. Prospective purchasers must rely entirely on their own inspection of the property and shall be responsible for payment of the GST or shall self-assess for purposes of the GST. 2. Closing of the sale and transfer of the property shall be on September 10th, 2018 or earlier by mutual agreement. 3. The successful bidder will enter into an offer of purchase with the owner confirming the details of the transaction. 4. Tenders must be delivered to: Kaitlyn Ramsey Box 15 Oak River, MB R0K 1T0 by 5pm on AUGUST 17TH, 2018. 5. Tenders must include a deposit of 5% of the tendered price payable to: Kaitlyn Ramsey. The deposit cheques for all unaccepted tenders will be returned. 6. Highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. FUTHER INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM: WAYNE RAMSEY Home: 204-566-2314 Cell: 204-764-0386

Help Wanted

Rolling River School Division invites applications for

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for the 2018/2019 school year • Current Substitutes Substitute teachers employed under a Substitute Teacher contract with Rolling River School Division in the 2017/2018 school year must call 204-867-2754, Ext 225 or email to reactivate employment status as a substitute teacher for the 2018/2019 school year. • New Applicants New applicants must complete an application package.  Applicants must possess a valid Manitoba Teachers Certificate. Application packages are available on our Website: (under link Employment / Substitute Teaching) or at our office at: Rolling River School Division 36 Armitage Ave Box 1170 Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Telephone: (204) 867-2754 Ext. 225

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Rivers and District 4H Beef Club extends a sincere thank you for the “outstanding”, “amazing”, “fantastic” support we received at our 2018 Show and Sale.

Beef members, leaders, and parents send a HUGE thank-you to all bidders and buyers at the Rivers 4-H Steer Sale – your support continues to be awesome and is greatly appreciated.

4-H Member Layton Veitch Camryn Veitch Zach Veitch Naomi Best Levi Best Kinley Peters Alice Rooke Brendan English Connor English Landon Hockley

Buyer Redfern Farm Services Tempo Place Emporium and Heritage Co-op Woodworth Dodge and Whyte’s Lumber Redline Transport and GK Enterprises Way-Mor Agencies Prairie Rose Meats Henry’s Meats Renard’s Meat Service Oak River Quick Freeze and JS Henry & Son Westoba Credit Union and Hawklea Holsteins

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

Layton Veitch, Grand Champion Steer, bought by Redfern Farm Services

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 $14.50/hour plus $1.00 per hour perfect attendance incentive! Wage scale extends to $21.55/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

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Camryn Veitch, Reserve Grand Champion Steer, bought by Tempo Place Emporium and Heritage Co-op Also, a big thank-you to the sponsors of Rivers & District 4-H Beef Achievement: Hair Dynamics, North American Lumber, Rivers Home Hardware, Rivers Super Thrifty Pharmacy, Norm’s Kustom Korral Kleaning, Rivers Royal Canadian Legion Branch 75, Westoba Credit Union, Raven Ridge Angus, Dennis and Beth Wilcox, Cattlex Ltd., HTA Charolais, Clay Hills Livestock., Melody Acres, Daly Repair, SH Dayton John Deere, Kenton Co-op, Rivers Agricultural Society, Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce, and Vanguard – Catalyst Credit Union, Big Sky Simmentals, HBH Farms Inc. Also thanks to: Kolton McIntosh for judging and auctioning our steers, Gracie Falconer for being our ringperson, and Joan Airey for being our photographer. To our bidders, buyers, sponsors and helpful hands: thanks for making the 2018 Rivers & District 4-H Beef Club sale and achievement such a huge success!

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Thank You

Thank You

To the Rivers Comets for a wonderful season of entertainment. In Memory Remembering a very special Grandma

Zella Twigge

May the winds of heaven blow softly, And whisper in your ear, How much we love and miss you, and wish you were still here. Sending all our love up to you. Shelley, Jessica & Clifford & Children Leslie & Butch, Jennifer & Jeremy, James & Children Mark & Cathy, Tyler (Sarah), Travis, Amber (Mike) and children.

Manitoba Community Newspaper Association Province-wide Classifieds FOR SALE Advertisements and statements contained herein are the sole responsibility of the persons or entities that post the advertisement, and the Manitoba Community Newspaper Association and membership do not make any warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, truthfulness or reliability of such advertisements. For greater information on advertising conditions, please consult the Association’s BlanketAdvertising Conditions on our website at PROVINCE-WIDE CLASSIFIEDS. Reach over 400,000 readers weekly. Call this newspaper NOW or email for details. BATTERIES FOR EVERYTHING. Automotive, farm, construction, ATV, marine, motorcycle, golf carts, phones, tools, radios, computers etc. Reconditioned, obsolete and hard-to-find batteries. SOLAR equipment. The Battery Man. Winnipeg. 1.877.775.8271 Parts & full trailer repair, trailer safeties & Autopac Trailer Repair. Sales, Leasing & Financing of flat-deck, dumpbox, cargo, gooseneck & utility trailers & truck beds. Kaldeck Truck & Trailer, Hwy #1 MacGregor, MB. 1-888-685-3127. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Dream Job! Live in caregiver/ housekeeper. Summers in Winnipeg and winters in the tropics. Call 204-997-4629 MEDICALTRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training

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It’s time to save the lake!

Group looks to ensure long-term viability of Minnedosa Lake By Eoin Devereux Rivers Banner

Over the past 100 years, Minnedosa Lake has become a corners t one for t he c o m munity. A small group of local residents are work ing toget her to ensure it stays that way for at least a 100 more. A n eight-per son committee name Save Our L a ke - Fr iends of Lake M innedosa, recently assembled in an effort to bring more awareness to the environmental health of the lake. The group is raising concerns about er r at ic w ater level s over the past few years, believed to be caused silting by f loods and weed infestation. Save Our Lake chair Brian Martineau stated via news release that because so many people come to M i n nedosa due the lake, solving t h i s potent i a l longterm issue should be a priority. “We have identif ied a number of signif icant issues with Lake M i n nedo s a t h at we bel ieve must be reviewed and corrected by appropriate local and provincial government agencies to ensure the long term survival of the lake and accordingly the community of Minnedosa,” stressed Martineau. Issues Identif ied The issues with the Lake that have been identif ied as requiring review and correction i nclude er rat ic la ke levels, silting of the lake and weed infestation Martineau said that t he pl a n i s for t he or g a n i zat ion to g et tow n represent at ion involved and then to lobby the prov incial government, who own the lake, to take better


Top picture: Minnedosa Beach and Lake on Monday, Aug. 6. Top left picture: The spillway on the south-end of the lake. Top right picture: the creek inwhich the water from the lake transitions into.

care of it. M innedosa L a ke is a man-made lake created between 19101912 to ser ve a s a reservoir for a hydro-

electric dam. Over the years, it has become a popular recreation site for t he reg ion. Anyone interested in supporting the group,

or learning more can contact them either on t he i r Fa c eb o ok page or via email at savelakeminnedosa@

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