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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 March 9 edition, the Grade 12 Interdisci- month-long promotion, which noon of March 21, where the When all was said and done, fantastic! We are very, very plinary Studies in Science class culminated in a ceremonious food was weighed and sorted. the scales at Riverdale Harvest pleased.” 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 volunteer Yvonne project for Riverdale Harvest. Riverdale Harvest president ior students brainstorm, the en- fabulous amount,” says Heather. ber/Harvest SUBMITTED PHOTO tire high school was encouraged “We are so pleased they decided Crouch initiated a similar camDubbed the Boat Load of Food, Heather Gray and Liliane. Police staff and young cyclists pose for aBecause picture after receiving their awards from the “Use Your Head” campaign. 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 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 with an intent to f ill it with be portaged across the street to tournament in which to play, credit but this group of students students to leave product in Services, MPI, Robin’s More n 16 prpay i zes Elementary School. This the the great support canoe; 87 poundsfrom of food Church (home of River- t ha athletes had to with food for certainly deserves some praise. the Zion Chief Futrell non-perishables. Although from the and younger dale Harvest). Rather, including the teens thebikes, canoe. Some studentsDonuts also All students stayed behind sponsors, to was collected campaign was fully organized was and McDonald’s. scootprogram initiated students RPS group on Thursday, March 22. carriedago bags, boxes anders, garbage canvassed Rivers, Oak River checkld expiry dates,to sort and by that class, the original idea years R P Shelpwou l i ke helmets and food over seven when the community at large. came from a suggestion made Rivers Police Service L e on F l a n n i g a n w a s snack s were prov ided acknowledge the bicycle Remember to obey the by harvest volunteer Liliane handed out awards Dupuis. and Chief of Police and is cur- by Jo-Brook, Riverdale safety skills exhibited by rules of the road when prizes at their “Use Your rently the only program Justice Committee, Kel- students on a daily basis. you are out cycling this “I heard the idea at a meeting in Brandon. its kind running in the leher Ford, Rivers Home T h i s pr og r a m wou ld summer and always “Use Head Bicycle Safety Day” St.ofAugustine had tried Fill a Canoe of Manitoba. Hardware, Redfern Farm not be possible without Your Head” southwest on June 22 at School the Rivers 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 sugThe canoe at Rivers gestion to Riverdale Harvest, Elementary School was which supported the idea and adequately filled. Photo by Heather Gray asked her to present the promo-


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Growing Knowledge


gricultural topics don’t often make front page news in Canada’s biggest city, especially when it’s not bad news. But that wasn’t the case this week, when the Toronto Star published an investigative piece looking at organic and conventional milk in Canada. The feature ran under a special header and could be found at the top of their website for most of the week. Milked, by Michele Henry, followed milk from farm to consumer. It was an extensive piece of journalism, involving farm visits, store purchases and lab analysis. The work began last winter and milk tested was purchased in February. In writing the story, Henry visited multiple conventional and organic dairy farms to talk to producers about their operations. Unlike Toronto’s other major paper, the Globe and Mail, the Star isn’t considered and doesn’t pretend to be the country’s newspaper of record. It caters to the greater Toronto area, where container gardening is about the extent of most residents’ “rural” experience. That’s why the piece was so important. The overwhelming conclusion of the story was that under the microscope, organic milk is no better and convention milk no worse. Both contained the same levels of vitamins and minerals, only one costs much more. Talking to farmers, regulators and industry groups, the biggest measurable difference between the two was the paperwork and reporting requirements of organic producers.


Kate Jackman-Atkinson A large portion of the story focused on the industry’s extremely stringent regulations and frequent testing. It also highlighted consumers’ lack of knowledge. Henry talked to customers buying milk and most buying organic said they chose it because they wanted a product free of antibiotics and added hormones. The problem is that you don’t have to buy organic to get these benefits; injecting dairy cows with hormones to increase milk production is illegal in Canada and by law, all milk in Canada must be free of antibiotics. The industry isn’t just paying lip service to the rules; each tanker-load of milk is subject to a battery of tests, one of which is for the presence of antibiotics. If a trace is detected, the whole load is dumped and the offending source farm must pay fines, as well as paying for the entire value of the milk that was discarded. In addition to medications, many consumers buy organic because they feel it creates a happier environment for the cattle. Stressed cattle produce poorer quality milk and to that end, each load of conventional and organic milk is

also tested for Somatic cell count (SCC), a measure of white blood cells which indicates stress in the animal. If a farm produces milk with a high SCC, they are fined, as this milk is not only of a poorer quality, but spoils more quickly. It’s in all dairy farmers’ interest to treat their cattle well. The consumer can’t be faulted for not knowing what they don’t know; fewer and fewer Canadians have first hand experience of farm life. The 1861 Census recorded 3.2 million Canadian residents, 84 per cent of whom lived in rural areas. The numbers have been steadily declining, the 2016 Census of Agriculture recorded 193,492 agricultural operations and 271,935 farm operators. Only 0.75 per cent of Canadians actively farmed in 2016 and the increasing fragmentation and specialization of the industry overall means that even farmers may not know much about other farm sectors. Stories like this, aimed at the general public, are vital. They help educate consumers who, more than ever, are further removed from the food they eat and more concerned about what they are eating. This situation has opened the door for marketing, quasi science and fear tactics, not facts, to inform Canadians’ food choices. Farmers need to get their stories out there, the stakes are far too high to not.

If not now, when? If not you, then who?


hose are the questions that should be on everyone’s minds as the summer of 2018 rolls along. This is a municipal election year in Manitoba and it is time for all good people to be thinking about their town or municipal council and who will or should be on that council after election day. Over the next few weeks, every citizen should be pondering the make-up of their local council. No other level of government affects our daily lives as much as our local councils do, not school boards, not the legislature in Winnipeg, nor the parliament in Ottawa. So are you satisfied with your reeve, mayor or councillors? If so, that is good, but what about the positions that will be vacated? Not all reeves, mayors or councillors are going to run again. There will be openings. It is also doubtful if everyone is content with their current council members either. So back to the opening questions posed in the title above, the questions people need to answer in their own mind. Who will run and if not now, when? If not you, then who? Council positions tend to become a career and that is not always a bad thing but it certainly is not always a good thing. Council positions tend to become held by older people. That is probably because older people may have the time and possibly the experience to do the job. However, one major problem seems to go unnoticed and that is that long term decisions made by older people are going

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Ken Waddell to have to be paid for by the younger people. Let’s say a council of mostly senior citizens decides to spend money on a project that requires a 20 year debenture (loan). It will be the younger people who will be paying for it longer than the older people. Conversely, let’s say a council of mostly senior citizens decides to not invest in streets, recreation or infrastructure. It won’t be the older people who suffer from a the lack of streets, recreation or infrastructure, it will be the younger generation. So, the message is again pretty simple. Will you run for council? Will you get behind a good candidate? Or will you just sit back and let your area fall apart? What do I mean, “fall apart?” Very simply, just look at our communities. Are they growing or declining? How many communities do you know that have less people and less services than they did 10 or 20 years ago? Communities can grow or decline based, at least in part, due to local decisions. The best thing that could happen to any community, regardless of size is to have a contested election for every position on council and to have many young

people running. It would be a real victory for any community to have that happen. It would be a bigger victory to have the average age of our councils drop by 10 years or more. People don’t always realize that decisions are made and they have long lasting effects. Back in the 1960s, Town of Neepawa mayor Harry Smith made it his mission to install curb and gutter in Neepawa. People fought him on that but he persisted and won. People called him “curb and gutter Harry”. That relatively simple decision set Neepawa apart as the streets are more attractive if a community can afford the expense. A few years ago, Rivers pushed ahead with a new community complex. That was a controversial decision, but few would want to go back on that decision now. People can debate if these examples were a good move or not, but they serve to illustrate that decisions are made locally and need good people to make them. So for the third time in one column I say to the citizens of every community within our reach, If not now, when? If not you, then who?

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July 15 and 16: Oak River fair July 20: Harding Fair July 21 and 22: Drag racing, Baseline Dragway, Rivers July 27: Cinema Under the Stars, Rapid City Museum grounds, dusk July 30-Aug. 3: Derek Laxdal hockey camp, Riverdale Community Centre, Rivers, 9 a.m.-4:30 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. 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/

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Delegation: JD Devgan, CN Public Affairs Advisor, Constable Lise Aquin, CN Police and Steve Sanetelli, CN Dangerous Goods Officer gave a presentation to Council on safety and rail upgrades. Fast-Falkevitch Whereas the RM of Pipestone having been lobbying the Provincial Government to abolish night hunting/ spot lighting in the Ag sectors of MB due to safety concerns; therefore be it resolved that Riverdale Municipality supports their efforts. Carried.

Name: Kendra Walker Birthday: March 1, 1983 Occupation: Teacher/Principal at Oak River School and Greenhouse owner/operator at Walker’s Greenhouse First Job: Waitress Hobbies: Curling, golfing, cooking, baking, spending time outdoors and visiting with friends and family In Rivers/Oak River area since: 2008 Where do you live? East of Rivers on Highway 25-formerly Marriott’s Greenhouse Hometown: Gainsborough, Saskatchewan Where did you attend school? Gainsborough Elementary School, Carnduff High School and Brandon University Favourite or Dream Vacation Spot: Favorite-I loved Europe! Dream Vacation-Ireland and the east coast of Canada are on the bucket list! Favourite Food: So many to choose from... Chinese, pizza, popcorn! Favourite Holiday: definitely Christmas! Favourite Music, Song or Artist: Hmmm.... I don’t think I have a favorite. I enjoy a wide variety of music and artists! Favourite Sports Team: Saskatchewan Roughriders Favourite Animal: Cats Favourite TV show: Don’t really watch much tv but anything on the food network is good! Favourite Actor/Actress: Matthew McConaughey and Melissa McCarthy When you were 12, what did you want to be when you grew up? Teacher Comment: Thanks to the community for being so welcoming and thank you for the support our new business has received in the last couple of years! You are all wonderful!

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Dyer-Smith Whereas Riverdale Municipality has been approved for the borrowing and expenditure of $2,477,259.87 for Phase 1 of the new water treatment plant; And whereas the Municipality has approved a transfer of $400,000 from the Utility Water & Sewer reserve to reduce the debt servicing cost to $2,077,259.87; and whereas the municipality must apply to the Public Utilities Board for an increase in rates to cover the debenture servicing costs of said borrowing; And whereas the PUB has approved, in principle, a rate charge to recover debenture servicing costs for the new water treatment plant under Board Order 75/15; therefore be it resolved that council apply for a rate increase of $7.31 per 1,000 gallons. Carried Council approved hiring a part-time equipment operator to operate the grader outside of regular business hours with a focus on “high traffic” roads to ensure that these roads are maintained weekly spring through fall; Dyer-Smith Whereas the Riverdale Lagoon project (CWWF #1005) construction tender closed on June 8, 2018; And whereas eight (8) bids were received by WSP; And whereas WSP has provided an award recommendation for the lowest bidder following a review of all bids; therefore be it resolved that council accept the recommendation of WSP and award the tender to Tri-Wave Construction Ltd. for their tender submission bid amount of $4,928,641.03 inclusive of Goods and Services Tax. Carried. Smith-Tait Be it resolved that Cam Veitch be awarded the 2018 Riverdale Municipality Citizenship Award in the amount of $200.00. That Alexa Nepinak be awarded the $100.00 scholarship for highest mark in Essential Math 40S; That Morgan Ramsay & Chassidy Payette be awarded a $100.00 scholarship for highest mark in Interdisciplinary Science 40S. Carried

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On This Day July 13

1837 - Queen Victoria is 1st monarch to live in present Buckingham Palace. 1930 - 1st ever football (soccer) World Cup competition begins in Uruguay. 1939 - Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut. 1943 - Greatest tank battle in history ends with Russia's defeat of Germany at Kursk, almost 6,000 tanks take part, 2,900 lost by Germany. 1985 - "Live Aid" concerts held at both Wembley Stadium (London) and John F. Kennedy Stadium (Philadelphia) raises over $70 million for A fr ican famine relief. 2016 - Theresa May is 879-3rd Avenue, Rivers elected Prime Minister of Sunday school/morning the United Kingdom by service at 10:30 a.m. Conservative Party MPs.

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RM of Oakview June 12, 2018 council meeting The Roads and Drainage Committee discussed the ditch clean out from Dirty Lakes in Ward 2. The CAO was requested to obtain more information regarding this matter. The 2018 gravelling maps were discussed and the amount of g ravel required from the various pits. T h e Wa s t e M a n agement Site/Landf ill Committee informed the Council of information obtained from a neighbouring municipality in regards to landfill maintenance. Hours of operation of the Rapid City landfill will be discussed at the next committee meeting. Councillor Wilson reported on events being sponsored by the Rapid City Museum Board to generate revenue for the museum. The Fire Department Committee reported that members from the Oak River and Rapid City Fire Departments attended a training session held in Rivers. Reeve Fortune reported on the public hearing held by the Midwest Planning District for the development plan. W. K. Wolstenholme – Walt Froese Whereas a public hearing was held on June 12, 2018 to hear representation for or against the proposed Cond it iona l Use Application Order No. 05-0-18-CU, being made by Karl K l e i n s a s s e r r e pr e senting Westview Holding Co. Ltd. to provide for the enlargement of two barns within the “AG” A g r icu lt u r a l G ener a l Zone, without increasing the number of livestock on site;And whereas representation received on the proposed conditional use application was reviewed;Therefore, be it resolved that the Council of the Rural Municipality

of Oakview approve the Conditional Use Application of Karl Kleinsasser representing Westview Holding Co. Ltd for File No. 05-0-18-CU and being legally described as part of the SW 1/4 Section of 22-14-21 WPM, in the R.M. of Oakview. CARRIED. It was reported that dust control product is to be applied on municipal roads on June 14, 2018. Lagoon samples have been sent and the sewage lagoon was discharged. Neil Wilson - K. J. Hyndman Whereas the R. M. of Oakview has received information that the Town of Minnedosa has requested approval from the Public Utilities Board to increase rates;A nd whereas t he R .M. of M i nt o - O d a n a h pu r chases bulk water from Minnedosa and then sells bulk water to the R.M. of Oakview for the Town of Rapid City;Therefore, be it resolved that the Council of the R. M. of Oakview hereby seeks approval from the Public Utilities Board to “passthrough” any of the Town of Minnedosa, or R.M. of Minto-Odanah PUB approved water rates as they are approved (dollar amount only) to the Rapid City water rates as the R. M. of Oakview currently purchases bulk water from the R.M. of Minto-Odanah for the Rapid City utility. CARRIED. Rapid City rink Councillor Gavin Reynolds updated Council on the outstanding insurance claim. An inquiry regarding a program for insulating the rink was brought to the attention of Council. Rapid City lagoon A n email received from MIT in regards to purchasing property by

the Rapid City lagoon was brought to the attention of Council. A conference call was scheduled for 1 p.m. on June 12 with the engineers to discuss options available to Council. Walt Froese – K. J. Hyndman That the Council of the R. M. of Oakview authorize Eye Level Landscaping to complete scrubcutting in certain areas of the municipality, as determined by the Roads and Drainage Committee and the Public Works Supervisor, up to a maximum of $20,000.CARRIED.

Break In’s reported in Riverdale Chief Futrell RPS Rivers Police Service report that several farmyards were entered in the south west portion of Riverdale over the July 1 long weekend. Two vehicles and several other items were stolen from these yards. Three persons were involved in these incidents and one of them appeared to be carrying a firearm. Rivers Police Service and RCMP are currently investigating these cases. The

truck that was stolen was located southwest of Portage la Prairie on Sunday night and is currently going through forensics. If you have any information about this or any other case please call RPS directly (328-7430) or Crime Stoppers (727-8477). RPS warns home and land owners to call 911 immediately if they come across anyone appearing to unlawfully remove property or other suspicious activity. DO NOT APPROACH.

Neil Wilson – K. J. Hyndman Whereas the Rapid City United Church Board has indicated that the Rapid City United Church will cease to operate as of December 31, 2018 and has requested that they wish to commemorate its existence in the community by placing the church bell in the new part of the Rapid City cemetery along with a bench;Therefore, be it resolved that the Council of the R. M. of Oakview approve of the Rapid City United Church board placing the bell on a plot in the new part of the Rapid City cemetery along with a bench with a plaque with some inscription stating history, etc. W. K. Wolstenholme - Walt Froese Whereas a burn ban was in effect in the R. M. of Oakview and a fire was lit and the Oak River Fire Department was called out to put it out; Therefore, be it resolved that the Council of the R. M. of Oakview authorize the C.A.O. to fine the landowner and bill the landowner for costs incurred by the Oak River Fire Department for attending the f ire. Carried.

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Farmhouse 50 is raising Manitoba products By Kate Jackman-Atkinson Rivers Banner Drawn to the building’s character, Meaghan Cann’s v ision for t he historic Chipperf ield’s building in Minnedosa was realized last month, with the opening of her new business, Farmhouse 50. Cann, who owns the business with her husband Jamie, has created a space that’s part coffee house, part gift shop and all Manitoban. The Canns are from Onanole, where they both operated small businesses. Meaghan makes children’s clothing under the Wild Child Supply brand, while Jamie operates a plumbing business. “We come from a long string [of entrepreneurs],” said Meaghan, “It’s in our blood.” Meaghan said a number of factors drove their desire to purchase the shuttered coffee house, located at 50 Main St. in Minnedosa. The first was the building itself, “We loved the character and the old charm… We fell in love with the building when we saw it,” she said. Both growing up in small towns, they were attracted to Minnedosa, “It’s got a good vibe,”

explained Meaghan. S i nc e bu y i n g it i n April, the building has undergone some minor renovations and interior updates, but one of the biggest changes was opening up the patio, a space few people knew ex isted. “ T here was lots of painting,” said Meaghan of preparing the space for its June 29 opening. She said they are planning to hold a special grand opening event at a later date. O ne of t he u n ique aspects of Far mhouse 50 is its Manitoba-focus. Being a small business owner, Meaghan knew first-hand the challenges faced by those creating products in Manitoba and looking to get them sold. “I saw the need of small business ow ners,” she explains of her efforts to offer them an avenue to reach customers. “Manitoba has lots to offer that we’re not aware of,” she adds. While some of the products are from the Winnipeg area, many come from West ma n, includ ing M innedosa. “So many people will ask where a product is from and when I say, ‘Minne-

dosa’, they have no idea,” she explains. Keeping this local focus was an important part of the businesses concept. It also offers a chance for Cann to share the products she loves and uses. “We personally own one of every product, they’re tried and true,” she explains, “We don’t like to sell what we don’t believe in”. The merchandising also ref lects Cann’s personal taste and style, “To be successful, you have to be passionate,” she explains. Since all of the products are hand made, the space will be constantly changing, as new mercha nd i se replaces what has been sold. Following a brisk first couple of days, Cann said she’s already going to have to talk to her suppliers about getting to work on new items. Cann also said she’s always keeping her eyes open for new products that compliment the existing offering. After a busy opening weekend, Meaghan has words of appreciat ion for the customers she has greeted since opening her doors. “The town has been so appreciative, I’ve met so many new faces,” she said.


A Minnedosa landmark is back in business with the opening of Farmhouse 50 on June 29. Located in the former Chipperfield’s building at 50 Main Street, Meaghan and Jamie Cann’s coffee house and local gift emporium was an eagerly anticipated addition to the town’s business community. Offering a selection  of specialty  coffee, light lunches, desserts and a wide selection of made-in-Manitoba retail products, the business is open seven days a week, from 8 am to 10 pm.

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efforts. July 13, 1983 The Agricultural Society Fair got off to a good start early Thursday morning, July 7, when over 450 people lined up at the fair grounds for a pancake breakfast. Some barely had time to get back downtown to take part or watch, a parade of f loats which was farm oriented, with lots of horses. July 11, 1963 According to replies received by the anniver-

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Ph. 204-724-6870 Fax 204-328-4407

Lakeside Septic Service

Ph. 204-328-7893


Place Emporium

FUNERAL DIRECTOR Dwayne Campbell ~ 204-764-2746

Oak River Inn Open six days a week!


Stylists and nail technician on staff

HD WELDING Hamiota ~ Brandon ~ Souris   Killarney  ~ Pilot Mound

Insurance, Travel, Investments, Real Estate

van Veen Carpentry Ltd.

e and Stud Fram t Fram s e o P Farm Buildings 204.759.3313 Toll Free 844.877.7767 #7 � 515 4th Avenue Burlington Place, Shoal Lake, MB • Residential & Commercial • HVAC Installations • Licensed Gas Fitting • 24 hr Emergency Service • Repair & Maintenance • Septic Truck Services • Duct Cleaning • Backhoe & Skidsteer Services

Johan’s Construction Ltd. 204-745-7628 cell 204-328-7310 office “Building for all your farm needs!”

Hunt, Miller & Co. LLP

Jack Cram, Lawyer Phone 204-727-8491 or 204-328-7540 (Thursdays, 2-5 p.m.) for appointments.

Jake: 204-761-0900 Tyson: 204-761-8765

Serving Rivers and area since 1906.

Phone 204-727-0694 or 1-800-897-5694

This space is available for you! Only $13.16/wk. 204-328-7494 for more details.

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PHONE: 204-328-7494 FAX: 204-328-5212 E-MAIL:

Thank You Thank you to everyone who bought tickets from Riverdale Palliative Care at the community fair day. Winners of three lovely prizes donated by Dennis Goring were Joan Thomson, Carole Reeves and Joyce Thomson.

Thank you for reading the Rivers




Thank You

You were there when my best friend Brenda was dying and then died. Your were there with prayers, visits and hugs; with calls, card, gifts and thoughtful notes that upheld our Christian faith. When I was too sick to do much moving out of the manse, Greg and Lynn and their team from my church family were there to get it done. Your were there to plan and give me a wonderful retirement celebration evening; with kind words, cake, and a community gathering full of smiles, hugs, cards, gifts. You were there when I needed a ride to medical appointments. You were there when I needed encouragement and support to keep doing services. Through all the ups and downs of my life and ministry, my church families and communities of Rivers and Oak River have been there to support and pray for; to laugh and celebrate with me. God has blessed me so much and so many times through you. Thank you and may God bless you richly. Rev. Glenna

110B Main St S Minnedosa

(Facing Main Street in the Co-Op Administration Building)


Minimum charge: $5+GST Extra insertions: 1/2 original price

529-2nd Avenue, Rivers, MB 204-328-7494

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Help Wanted Female cleaner position in Rivers FOODS Meat Cutters/Production Personnel Our people, perseverance, integrity, and exceptional partnerships have led HyLife to becoming Canada’s leading pork producer and global exporter of high quality pork products. The growing demand for our pork in Japan and China means we need exceptional people to help deliver our company vision. We have expanded our Neepawa facility to increase our overall production by 15% and in turn created new jobs throughout the company. As a Meat Cutter/Production Personnel you will be a critical member of our team in the creation of our world class product. Our positions range from working on our slaughter production floor to shipping the final packaged product, with everything in between! With our wide variety of jobs, excellent people, and our drive for innovation you will certainly find a job that suits you! Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to: • Slaughter and eviscerate hogs for further processing • Harvest and package edible offal • Process pork carcasses into primal cuts • Butcher and package pork primal cuts into value added specifications for local, national and international premium markets • Carry out other tasks related to processing of meat for shipping to customers or storage • Sanitation People who will succeed as members of our team will: • Enjoy working in a fast paced, stable long term work environment • Appreciate working in a culturally diverse workplace. We employ people from all over the world! • Treat people with dignity and respect • Open to working in colder/warmer environments • Physically Fit • Experience as an industrial butcher or trimmer is an asset

Current starting wage is $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

Twelve hours per week, $16 per hour. Call Erin or Derrick 204-328-7298

Rolling River School Division is located in southwestern Manitoba, in close proximity to Riding Mountain National Park and Brandon, MB.

SPARE SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS Forrest Catchment Area (Brandon Area) Rivers/Rapid City Catchment Area Please forward applications to: Cam Woodcock, Transportation Supervisor Box 1170 Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Phone: (204) 867-2754 Ext 1 Fax: (204) 867-2037 Training is available to candidates who do not have a current Manitoba Class 2 / School Bus Driver’s License. Thank you to all applicants for their interest in Rolling River School Division. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Employment is conditional upon an acceptable Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Check. The R.M. of Oakview is inviting applications for a

Seasonal Public Works Employee

Job Description: Working under the supervision of the Public Works Supervisor of the R.M. of Oakview, the seasonal employee may be required to complete road grading; roadside mowing; and other duties as described by the R.M. of Oakview. Applicants Must: • Have the ability to work independently with minimum supervision • Possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License • Have the ability to operate and maintain a variety of municipal equipment • Have the ability to work in Rapid City, Oak River or Cardale • Experience is preferred but willing to train the right candidate Please submit a resume, a cover letter that includes the salary expected, a legible copy of any relevant certification and a copy of a Driver’s Abstract to the R.M. of Oakview municipal offices at Rapid City or Oak River by Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 12:00 noon. Head Office 10 Cochrane Street Box 179 Oak River, MB R0K 1T0 Phone: 204-566-2146 Fax: 204-566-2126

Satellite Office 435 - 3rd Ave Box 130 Rapid City, MB R0K 1W0 Phone: 204-826-2515 Fax: 204-826-2274

Thank you to all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Manitoba Community Newspaper Association Province-wide Classifieds

Don’t miss the deadline!

12 noon Tuesday RiveRs BanneR

Class 1 company drivers and owner operators wanted to haul bulk liquid products throughout MB, SK, AB and the US. Loaded and empty miles paid! Dedicated dispatch, Well maintained equipment, Comprehensive benefits package. Contact us or submit your resume: Phone: 204.571.0187 Email: Fax: 204.727.6651 Or submit an online application @


- Paid pick, drops, layovers and stat pay - Multi drop runs - Cell usage - Benefit package - Dedicated truck - Sign on bonus - Quarterly and annual bonus - Reset at home - Weekend home time - Paid training - Referral program

Contact Derek @ 204-793-7465

Centennial Transport & Leasing Ltd.

EF MOON is a second generation Heavy Construction Company founded in 1962 and located in Portage La Prairie Manitoba. We are currently seeking experienced, goal oriented individuals for immediate employment in a number of areas: Class 1 drivers, supervisors, skilled laborers, sewer & water personnel, excavator, dozer, grader, rock truck, loader and packer operators. We offer competitive wages, comprehensive benefits plan, Safety training and a hostile free work environment. Requirements are: minimum class 5 driver’s license, positive work attitude, able to work well with others or alone, safety oriented, work extensive summer hours including some weekends, work away from home, pass a drug and alcohol test. If you are interested in joining a well-established and growing company with room for advancement, please visit us at 1200 Lorne Ave. E. in Portage La Prairie, MB to fill out an application, apply online at, or email a resume to

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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 Blanket Advertising 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

available. Get online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit: or 1-855-7683362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!

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. 1-888685-3127. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Dream Job! Live in caregiver/housekeeper. Summers in Winnipeg and winters in the tropics. Call 204-997-4629

3000ACRES OF COMPLETE High End Cattle & Grain Operation for Sale in Sask. Manages 2k to 3k Cow/Calf Operation with Complete Solid Infrastructure. 200k Acres Cultivated. Contact Doug @ 306-716-2671 or saskfarms@


Auction Sales McSherry Auction

MEDICALTRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions

Antique Tractor Plus Auction Sale

Marge Paradoski (Late Tony) Sat July 21, 2018 10:00AM Lockport, MB Contact # (204) 293-8575

Auction Sales McSherry Auction 12 Patterson Dr. Stonewall, MB

Consignment & Equipment

Wed July 18 4:00 PM Farm Equip * Plumbing & Heating * Tooling * Supply * New Hardware from Store Close Out * Call to Consign! (204) 467-1858 or (204) 886-7027

Meyers Estate Auction

9:30 am Saturday July 14 Meyers Auction Site Arden, MB Collector Money IHC 886, JD 3130 JD D , Ford 9N IHC 210 Swather 18, 3 Riding Mowers Yamaha Moto 4 Quad Antiques & Furniture Tools, Yard & Garden Bradley Meyers Auctioneer 204-476-6262

Over 50 Vintage Tractors Many Rare* Field Marshal * Titan * Twin City * Hart Parr * Wallis * John Deere * Cockshutt * Oliver * M. Moline * Fordson * Case * Massey Harris * McCormick * Along w Vintage Vehicles * Farm Equip * Farm Antiques * Snow Plane * Husky Snowmobile * Go To Web! (204) 467-1858 or (204) 886-7027


NOTICE OF REVISED WATER RATES FOR RIVERDALE MUNICIPALITY RIVERS WATER Riverdale Municipality had applied to the Public Utilities Board Order number 75/15 on July 27, 2015 for revised rates for the Rivers Utility (Utility) as set out in By-law No. 2015-08. The Public Utilities Board approved, in principle, a rate surcharge to recover debenture servicing cost for the completion of the water treatment plant, as outlined in the Municipality’s rate study. The Municipality was required to return to the board for approval of specific surcharge amounts once these had been finalized. Effective July 1, 2018 the Public Utilities Board has given approval to the Municipality of Riverdale Rivers Utility debenture surcharge of $7.31 per 1,000 gallons. The debenture surcharge is for the cost of building a new water treatment plant. The current rates and new rates effective July 1, 2018 are provided: Current monthly Rate (2015-08)

New Rate Effective July 1, 2018

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Results for the River Agricultural Society Fair of 2018

The Rivers Ag Society had 55 horse/riders compete in the MGRA on Tues. July 3, 2018, 1st place winners were: Western Pleasure: Pee Wee - Elijah Michie riding Listo Lena Rey, Junior - Terri Michie riding Listo Lena Rey, Senior - Colleen Chapman riding Shez Only BlueReining: Pee Wee - Paige Swain riding Dancer Junior - Roby n Yaremchu k r id ing Designers Command, Senior - Melissa Atchison riding ST Eternally Smokin. Poles: Pee Wee - Paige Swain riding Scat, Junior - Katie Wright riding Koda, Senior - Ainsley Dowd r iding Spooky. Barrels: Pee Wee - Paige Swain riding Scat, Junior - Maddi Robbins riding Arwin, Senior - Ainsley Dowd riding Spooky. We had 4 4 hor ses/r ider s compete in the Day show on Wed. July 4, 2018. Champion Light Horse went to Ice In This Zipper owned by Brandi M at heson. Cha mpion Pony went to Flash owned by Laney Miller. Champion Miniature

Horse went to Bullseye owned by Jessica Wright. The day show on Wed, July 4, started with the Pancake Breakfast (which was behind schedule due to weather complications) serving 250 people down about 50 people from the previous year. The bike contest was won by Jeremiah Cowell (3 years of age) and Liam Cowell (5 years of age). This years front page winner for the Rivers Fair book was Sarah Krahn. A new feature for the year of 2018 was the TouchA-Truck, it was considered to be a huge hit with the children and a huge success for the fair in Rivers. The BBQ supper was enjoyed by 317 people. The results for the Baking Competition saw Isabelle Dixon of Plumas take the Kuiper Family Bakery Special award, the Robin Hood Flour Family Favourite Cake award and the Crisco Family Favorite Recipe Award. The Rivers Bigway Special was won by Alison Hamm of Rivers, the Rivers Ag Society Special “Gifts from the kitchen� was also won

by Alison Hamm. The Bernadin Gift pack and the Bernadin Best Show Award went home with Sharon Wolstenholm of Rivers. The Creative Krispies Award for participants 12 and under was taken by Jillian Hamm of Rivers. The last award for the Domestic Baking category went to Winston Lepp. The Sewing and Handicrafts: Rhonda Krahn of Rivers took home a Fabricland Gift certif icate for her high points in classes F and G. Dianne Kowalchuck won the Westoba Credit Union Award (High point F to L), she also too home second place in the best of show Classes F to L whilst Catherine Carter of Hamiota took home f irst in the same category. For the Horticultural category all prizes were won by Jean Ryall of Rivers, Manitoba. Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries believe in community support and is a proud sponsor of the Rivers Ag Fair.


Top Photo: Some of the many and wonderful volenteers that make the Rivers Fair Possible. Above: The two bike competition winners Jeremy and Liam Cowell. PHOTO BY MICAH WADDELL

Left: One of the many talented riders aggressively rounding the end barrel during the Tuesday afternoon rodeo .


The PeeWees during Western Pleasure competition Near the end while the judge makes her rounds to see who will take home the prize. For this event it was Elijah Michie taking the ribbon.

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