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Manitoba Baseball Hall continue winning even more championships with the Junior of Fame Goldeyes for four years. The The Manitoba Baseball Midget team of 1994-95 were Hall of Fame will hold its 24th twice Winnipeg Minor and annual induction banquet on Manitoba champions. In 1995 Saturday, June 06, 2020, 5:00 they captured the Western Back row L/R: Meghan pm, at the Morden Event Ac- Canada title before bringing Knelsen, Erich Schmidt, cess Centre where the Hall of home a silver medal from Thomthe Heijmans, Heather Gray, Liliane Dupuis. Front Fame is located. National Midget tournament row L/R: Minami Kijima, Haile held in Stonewall. The Car- Chassidy Payette, Hubbard, Minor Team: Morgan man Juniors were the firstRamsay, Bryce Summers, Quinn Hrabok. Cardale Cougars: Banteam in league history to win tams/Midgets/Bisons four straight Manitoba Junior 1971-75 League titles. They also won The tiny hamlet of Car- the Manitoba championship dale managed to dominate all four years and earned silver Manitoba minor baseball form medals at the 1997 and 1998 1971-75. With a core group of Western Canada Championnine local players, coached by ships. Graeme Shaw, the team prevailed over some of the largest Minor Team: Photo by Sheila Runions communities in Manitoba and Elmwood Giants Juniors Canada. Only future major -2002-2007 leaguer Terry Puhl prevented The Elmwood Giants Junthem from claiming National iors were a major force in Mani- Cardale Cougars: Bantams/Midgets/Bisons 1971-75. Back row (left to right) titles in 1971 and 1973. The toba Junior baseball By during Sheila the Runions Graeme Shaw (coach), Ken Wowryk, Ron Knight, John Thompson, Wayne Ramsey, Russell, Rod Koscielny, Bill 1971Bantamteamrepresented years 2002 to 2007, continuing Banner Staff Flynn, Doug Sage (Manager). Front Row, Keith Bamford, Neil McDonald, Bill McLaren, Ross Shaw (bat boy), Manitoba at the Western Can- the strong Elmwood tradition. the schools. cans from the Missing, school foyerBruce into and Chimo Beach areasthe for conput awayIan in the proper place on s r e p or Cliff t e d i nMcKague, t he tion toDoug Mathison, Lorne Gallant. Stewart 73’and 75’ players Anderson, the entire the church basement the after- tributions from the community. the shelving units. They were March 9 edition, the ada Bantam Championships They represented the province Brent HansenPupils andco-ordinated Wayne Peters. Grade 12 Interdisci- month-long promotion, which noon of March 21, where the When all was said and done, fantastic! We are very, very in Westlock Alberta and lost all six years in either Western foodHall was of weighed the scales at Riverdale pleased.” in a ceremonious plinary Studies in Science classtitleculminated toba Baseball Fame and is sorted. He helped extend our leaseHarvest 18-Under team where he startthey were forced the gold medal game to Puhl’s Canada or National cham- provincial 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 Callum of Winnipeg. An ed in the medal round against Jack agreement with the City of to pick up several Westman Melville team. Representing pionships. Fourproject timesforthey Riverdale Harvest. Riverdale Harvest president ior students brainstorm, the en- fabulous amount,” says Heather. ber/Harvest volunteer Yvonne He again Honourary Life Member is Cuba. Morden and most recently and Winnipeg area players Manitoba again in 1975 at were Manitoba Dubbed Junior the Basea similar camtire high school was encouraged “We are so pleased they decided Crouch initiateddominated Boat Load of Food, Heather Gray and Liliane. inher 1991 by That throwan individual who has shown stimulated our those establishment due to a shortage of local playto help we serve. A the lot MJBL paign in school. threeBecause the snow had melted to participate. The collegiate students secured a canoe from the first National Canadian ball League and provincial of times kids don’t get enough week effort simply encouraged so much, the canoe could not hosted a poor boy floor hockey River School Division ing two no hitters and being ers able to participate. They outstanding dedication and of a Heritage Trust Fund in Midget Championship in champions (2003,Rolling 2005, 2006 this groupof of a students students to leave product in be portaged across theservice street to tournament in which play, tocredit with an intent tomanaged f ill it withonly one practice MVP and top pitcher. named to the organization. He toorder take but advantage Barrhead AB Cardale again & 2007) and attended the Basenon-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 with the combined players was a member of the Board of Province of Manitoba financial Kalam next took his talented had to settle for silver as Puhl ball Canada National events. campaign was fully organized dale Harvest). Rather, the teens the canoe. Some students also All students stayed behind to was collected from the younger and were heavy underdogs for andDirectors arm to US college ball for four 22. 1998toRivers, 2017.HeOak opportunity for museums. picked up the save for Melville Their best performance was atthe original group on Thursday, March carried bags, boxes garbage from canvassed River help check expiry dates, sort and by that class, idea the Nationals. However in the years along with a season at the was Chairman of the Board of came from a suggestion made in the final game. However, the the 2006 nationals, where they harvest volunteer Liliane round robin pool they soundly Directors from 2003 to 2011. As National Baseball Institute in Kalam Paull (1972---) small town team earned great were unbeaten inbyround-robin Dupuis. Vancouver and two summers LaSalle MB respect as the local paper said play but lost two close games to defeated Saskatchewan and Chairman he was responsible “I heard the idea at a meetOntario before dropping a 3-0 of Senior ball for Moose Jaw. for two important initiatives. Kalam Paull has an out“It was like David going against finish 4th. The other two years St. Augustine ing in Brandon. standing baseball resume, decision to B. C. They then He turned professional with the First, he worked tirelessly to Goliath...a group of Goliaths.” they hosted the Western CanSchool had tried Fill a Canoe than his pitching arm. longer eliminated the Atlantic region Winnipeg Goldeyes and spent make the local Morden Comin conjunction with the 10-day The 1975 Bison edition of the ada championships at Koskie Festival du Voyaguer in Winmittee an important contribuStarting in 1989 he was a in the semi-final and trounced seven years, 1997-’02,-’04, in Cougars captured the West- FIeld, placing third both years. nipeg in February.B. ItC., was11-3, veryin the final. Overall tor to decisions made by the member of the Manitoba the Northern League with five ern Manitoba Bison Baseball successful and whenever I hear the Athletics scored 28 runs board. Second, he was the Youth Team and helped pitch teams. He pitched for the 2000 League pennant and playoffs Special Team: food bank, my ears always perk and surrendered only nine person most responsible for the the Elmwood Giants to a prov- Canadian National Senior but lost to Winnipeg in the Portage Athletics up!” while strong hit- success of our Museum expan- incial Midget title. In 1990 he Team in Panamaand spenttwo She then brought the displaying sugprovincial final. Midgets 1991 The canoe at Riverssion project in 2008-2010. He gestion to Riverdale Harvest, dominated locally as a MJBL years, 2001-02, pitching winter ting, outstanding pitching and The ultimate achievement Elementary School was which supported the idea and defense throughout the countless hours planning sound all-star and Top Pitcher as he ball in South America. spent Back adequately filled. Minor Team: for the 1991 Portage Photo by Heather Gray asked Midgets her to present the promotournament. the expansion, raising money, led his Junior team to the league home in Manitoba for 2003 he Carman Goldeyes was winning the National and consulting with contractchampionship and was named was named Playoff MVP as he Midgets-‘94-95/Juniors Midget Championship held Honourary Life Memors, lawyers, and members of Manitoba’s Junior Player of the led the Brandon Marlins to the ’97-00 in Saskatoon. No Manitoba This talented group of play- Midgetteamhadeverachieved ber: Jack Callum (1936...) the Board of Directors. Since year. He also won the bronze MSBL championship. Winnipeg stepping down as Chairman, medal game for the Manitoba ers dominated the Manitoba this goal before and none have More on page 6 The first Honourary Life Jack has continued to volunteer Youth Team at Nationals and Midget classification for two been able to accomplish it since. years and many went on to After defeating Brandon for the member selected by the Mani- on large Hall of Fame issues. was selected to Team Canada

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his week, the Neepawa Banner & Press is publishing our annual Remembrance Day feature. While we’re still about 10 days away from Nov. 11, since the feature includes information about area services, we wanted to make sure readers had plenty of time to make their plans. When I first started at the Banner 13 years go, each year, we would try to find community members to interview about their first-hand experiences. We tended to focus on World War II, but also covered those who served in the Korean and Afghan conflicts. We talked to area residents who fought on land, on the seas and in the skies and who worked for the armed forces in Canada, as part of the war effort. The stories included not only those of service people, but also those at home. We talked to those who remembered being children while Neepawa hosted pilots in training as part of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan. We talked to those who remembered the anxiety at home, waiting for news, good or bad, from overseas. We talked to those who lived in Europe and remembered both occupation and liberation. When memories faded, we used interviews previously recorded as part of NACTV’s programming in order to tell people’s stories. It’s been 80 years since World War II started and each year, fewer and fewer first-hand memories remain. Over



Kate Jackman-Atkinson the years, I’ve seen the names of people I’ve interviewed show up in obituaries. The good news is that these people’s stories do live on. There have been official and organized efforts to document the memories and experiences of Canada’s veterans, such as Veterans’ Affairs Heroes Remember projects. In addition to those recorded in our pages, the memories have also been shared with families and friends. We also have a new source of first hand accounts, one not influenced by the filter of time. The purchase of the Neepawa Press in 2015 has given us access to a huge trove of newspapers published while Canada was at war, every time since in 1896. This year, we dove into World War II. The stories include those of heroism and loss and highlight the role those who called the Neepawa-area home played in the war effort. In 1933, the international news talks of the gathering storm,

as Europe inched closer to war. The numbers are hard to grasp, the only way to understand them is to bring them down to the individual level. The stories include both the big picture headlines, the estimated 2 million Jewish people killed by the Axis before WWII had even officially started, as well as the particular, the death of one local soldier or pilot. Beyond the coverage of the major events, the war was ever-present, from obituaries, to ads for Victory Bonds. It’s something that’s hard for us to imagine. The stories include the sad and tragic, as well as the borderline humorous– one Neepawa Press reader had an idea of what should be done with Hitler once the war was won. Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it and this seems especially true in today’s political climate. Across the world, we see rising levels of nationalism, we see certain groups of “others” being branding as the enemy, we see big talk and bluster from world leaders, we see lots of talk about the things that make us different instead of those that unite us. We have forgotten where these steps can lead and it’s not a place we want to go. We have become complacent, thinking that it couldn’t happen again. As the first hand memories fade, it’s more important than ever to remember.

Western separation unlikely to happen, but…..

n the days following the Oct. 21 federal election, 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 are rallies and conferences planned all over Alberta to discuss the steps toward separation. The anger felt by westerners is 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 don’t know for sure, but it does make sense, I guess. How all this will turn out is anybody’s guess. Alberta and Saskatchewan are pretty upset about the equalization payments going to Quebec, all the while, not being able to ship oil to that province. The rallies and conferences will be wild and woolly affairs this winter. There are some things, though, that make a person wonder. Like why does the media, and Elections Canada, allow the Bloc Quebecois to even participate in the leaders’ debates? They have no intention of being a

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Ken Waddell national party, so why are they even allowed on the stage? That’s a mystery to me. Another thing is how the media can get their election coverage so wrong. Trudeau loses seats and it is called a victory. Singh loses seats and it’s called a victory. Scheer wins back more seats than either the Liberals or NDP lost and it’s called a loss. For the most part, the mainstream media has had a longstanding bias in favour of the Liberals and NDP. There are several reasons for that. One, journalism schools are geared to socialism, or at least to a strong government intervention model. They are generally opposed to people expressing their faith and would be more comfortable if “religious” people would just stay quiet. The biggest media outlets are being subsidized by government. The Liberal government put up a huge amount of money for media this year and the CBC has been receiving huge government subsidies for decades. When journalists are trained to be biased and negative and many of them know their industry depends on government hand-outs, it’s pretty tough for the “smaller government, tighter spending theories” put forward by conservatives to get a foothold. Separation isn’t likely to fly, because

Canadians are generally loyalists and the constitution doesn’t really allow for it. Manitoba premier Brian Pallister has come out against separation. He is strong in his views on that and Manitoba does get $2 billion in equalization payments, but I don’t think that is why Pallister is against separation. Hopefully, Pallister is seeing the bigger picture, whereby prairie oil could reach export markets by way of an energy/transportation corridor to the only deep sea port on the prairies, the Port of Churchill. If that corridor were to be developed, the economic development problems for all three prairie provinces might be solved. It’s a project that won’t likely see support from Quebec, but do we care? It may not make sense or be feasible for the prairies to separate, but it is time for the three prairie provinces to get their economic act together. Waiting on federal fairness has not worked for the past 150 years, so why would we wait for that to change? Disclaimer: The writer serves as a volunteer chair of the Manitoba Community Newspaper Association. The views expressed in this column are the writer’s personal views and are not to be taken as being the view of the MCNA board or Banner & Press staff.

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Nov. 1: Rivers Legion Chase the Ace, 5 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Nov. 3: Rivers Legion Bingo, doors open 12:15 p.m. Nov. 3: St. James Anglican Church Fall Supper, 4:40 - 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4: Flu clinic, Valleyview Senior Centre, Rapid City, 2-6 p.m. Nov. 4: Legion Auxiliary general meeting, 7 p.m. Nov. 6: Concert and Comedy Night with Wendy, Zion Church, 7 p.m. Nov. 7: Flu clinic, Riverdale Community Centre, Rivers, 1-7 p.m. Nov. 8: Oak River Legion Auxiliary, Remembrance Day Tea, 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 8: Rivers Legion Chase the Ace, 5 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Nov. 10: Rivers Legion Bingo, doors open 12:15 p.m. Nov. 11: Remembrance Day Service, Rivers Collegiate, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11: Poppy Day Tea and luncheon, Legion Hall, 12:15 p.m. Nov. 15: Rivers Legion Chase the Ace, 5 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Nov. 15: Rivers Game and Fish meeting, Lee’s Restaurant, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15: RACF granting evening Nov. 17: Strathclair Theatre Chorus Disney Dazzle concert, Rivers Collegiate, 7 p.m. Nov. 17: Rivers Legion Bingo, doors open 12:15 p.m.

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Home Bodies By Rita Friesen A me day...


Name: Cody Wieler Birthday: July 4, 1989 Occupation: Teacher at Rivers Elementary, Nutrition Coach First Job: Camp Counsellor at Winkler Bible Camp Hobbies: Going for walks with my family, playing guitar In Rivers/Rapid City/Oak River since: July 2019 Where do you live? Rivers Hometown: Winkler, MB Where did you attend school? Parkland Elementary, Garden Valley Collegiate, Brandon University Favourite or dream vacation spot: Florida – I vacation like an old person. Favourite food: Potatoes Favourite holiday: Easter Favourite music, song or artist: Shane and Shane Favourite sports team: Go Sports! Favourite animal: Cows (They’re delicious). Favourite TV show: Peppa Pig Favourite actor/actress: Steven Anthony Lawrence When you were 12, what did you want to be when you grew up? Professional basketball player.

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he fall has been a busy season, by choice. This week, I set aside a day to get caught up with those little things we plan to do someday. I did not take long to fill my day. To be truthful, my day did not start early, or in fast forward. A second cup of coffee, a talk show and a warm white dog on my lap. Oh, and pyjamas till nearly noon. My mind was gently perking while I did nothing. There was a set of pillow protectors six inches too long for the pillows I wanted protected. Shortening them and getting them onto the pillows took 15 minutes. And they have been sitting and waiting for weeks. Through the years, I have created wool comforters. Twin size, double size, queen size. Many duvet covers have been worn thin, discarded, replaced and now, there were comforters without a cover that came close to fitting. I found one, in remarkably good condition! A double size, and don’t you know, the double size already has a good cover. So I modified the double to a twin and won that round. In the hunting and rooting, I realized that there are a number of items that are fit only for rags. No longer needing rags here at home, out they go. My

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ithin seven days, roughly most of the snow that fell on my yard from Oct. 11 and 12 had melted. From what I have read and heard, we were fortunate. We got less snow than other parts of the province. No trees in my yard were damaged. Our streets were sloppy, but passable, and our hydro service was not disrupted. But places within a 30 minute drive of my house were not so lucky. Road closures left thousands stranded in different parts of the province. Emergency shelters were opened in many communities. Schools were closed, planned activities were canceled and some places of business even sent their workers home early and shut down for the day. We all knew better than to tempt fate in the face of Mother Nature’s fury. But there were those among us who had to be out in the worst of the weather. They had no choice. To them and to their acts of heroism, I dedicate this column. As the sun set on Oct. 11, one quote on Manitoba Hydro’s website revealed the ominous challenge that lay ahead: “As of noon Oct. 11, 2019, we are no longer to provide estimated times for restoration (of power service) due to the extremely high volume of calls and worsening weather conditions.” But despite the horrid conditions, Hydro crews were out in the field, locating downed lines and restoring power. They were supported by provincial and municipal road crews, often

linen closet shelves heaved deep sighs of relief. End of the comforter story is that only one hand made wool comforter now needs a new cover. Much better than I had imagined. I like the look of tidy closets, so it is a winning situation. Several years ago, I borrowed an electronic keyboard from my grandsons. My intentions were noble and high. Reality is that I very seldom simply sit and play, even though I resurfaced my favourite pieces. I did use the keyboard to check if a hymn I was choosing was doable. Long story short, I wanted that space for the spare table. My goals for this winter include jig saw puzzles and quilting, and a table is much more serviceable than a keyboard. Here, I enlisted the assistance of a grandchild. We dismantled the unit, carefully carried it out to the garage, where, lo and behold, a truck is stored going to the very town the keyboard wants to go! Problem solved! And the table. It belonged to my parents, maple, jack knife leaf extension, and had been stored, used, moved and reused countless times. Just the right size. A feeling of satisfaction for repurposing and cherishing. Walked the dogs. Down east of the cemetery, happy as our feet raced through the fallen leaves. Continuing along the trail, up the 72 steps, and then, for good measure, the loop below the hospital. Taking advantage of the mild temperature and fantastic trail right outside our door. Limited days left before the snow settles in. To complete my me day, coffee with a friend. Laughter, freedom to express frustrations and fears, safety and darn good coffee! I don’t take these free days frequently. And every time I do enjoy one, I resolve to take them more often. Yes… following snow plows to the site of a broken line, getting it fixed and then moving on to the next break. Service was restored one break at a time, one customer at a time. Some repairs were simple. Some will take many days before all repairs are made and service is fully restored. Hydro and Highways crews weren’t the only ones who were out in that storm. Police and emergency services personnel were on standby. So were tow truck operators, tree cutters and heavy equipment operators. All were ready to spring into action as soon as their services were required; and they did their work well. So did home care workers, health care professionals and all others who provide regular care to those who cannot fully care for themselves. They fulfilled their obligations to the best of their abilities and for that, they deserve our gratitude and respect. Then we must not overlook the many who went out of their way to ensure that their neighbours and friends were safe. Sidewalks were cleared, necessary supplies were picked up and those who required transportation to appointments received it. We were in this together, we stuck it out together, we looked out for each other and we survived. Every person who, in any way, helped a neighbour or friend in need during that storm is an unsung hero to someone. Your acts of kindness may not have opened miles of roads or restored hydro service to hundreds, but you made a difference in the lives of one or two people who could not help themselves. And for that, we thank you. It is often said that hard times bring out the best in people. We have certainly seen that in southern Manitoba over the past few days. My hope and prayer is that this spirit of generosity will continue. This current crisis will pass, just as previous ones have passed. But others will come in time; and then we will all have the opportunity to be an unsung hero to someone. 191116M0 191116M1

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Wartime memories from Frank: Week One Frank Forness, a longtime resident of Rivers, served overseas during the Second World War, from 1939 until 1945 and also in the Korean Conf lict. He took the time to write down some of his thoughts and memories of that era once he returned home. Over the next few weeks in November I would like to share some of these memories with our readers. Thank you to his daughter Karen for allowing me to read through her father’s journal and present some of the excerpts. These are all in Frank’s words as he wrote them. Flashes of memory Capr iquet A ir f ieldL ow f l y i n g G e r m a n fighters passing by and being fired at by local Ack-Ack. One being hit and his tail disintegrating. The pilot desperately trying to open his cockpit canopy and then disappearing in a cloud of dust and black smoke as he hit the ground.

-Being awakened by enemy b ombi n g a nd looking up to see a burning Junker pass very low overhead with an airman’s parachute caught in the tail, his body f lapping in the slipstream. Early Uniforms- When we first joined up in “39, we were issued uniforms that had been left over from World War I: high collar, puttees and all. This old material quickly wore out and as there were no replacements, it was not uncommon to see two worn out spots on the rear with underwear showing through. Fortunately, it was fall and then winter so greatcoats covered what was underneath. Many a soldier could be seen having a snack in a restaurant with sweat pouring down his face because he would not take off his overcoat. Pa r a M a l f u nc t ion W h i le ju mpi ng on a routine training jump as Commander of the Recce Platoon, I made my exit first as leader,

On this Day Nov. 1

1512 - Michelangelo’s paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public. 1755 - At least 60,000 people were killed in Lisbon, Portugal by an earthquake, its aftershocks and the ensuing tsunami. 1947 - The famous racehorse Man o’ War died. 1949 - David Foster, Canadian musician and record producer, was born on this day in Victoria, British Columbia. 1959 - Jacques Plante, of the Montreal Canadiens, became the first goalie in the NHL to wear a mask. 1989 - Tens of thousands of refugees fled to the West when East Germany reopened its border with Czechoslovakia. 1991 - Last of Kuwait oil well fires extinguished by Canadian well control team “SafetyBOSS” 1998 - Nicaraguan Vice President Enrique Bolanos announced that between 1,000 and 1,500 people were buried in a 32-square mile area below the slopes of the Casita volcano in northern Nicaragua by a mudslide caused by Hurricane Mitch.

out of the port door. Sgt. Goulet, one of my very fine sergeants, made his exit out of the starboard door after a one second interval. The rest of the platoon followed in their turn. As I was checking my canopy, I noticed Sgt. Goulet’s chute had not opened but was streaming behind him as he fell away below me. Instead of pulling his reser ve chute he was working at pulling his risers apart to inf late his canopy. He was a very long way down when I breathed a sigh of relief at seeing his canopy blossom out in time for him to make a safe landing. I soon landed not far from him, ran over to find him unhurt but quite excited. To break the tension, I asked him “Sergeant, don’t you know that when you pass an Off icer you’re supposed to salute?” Check back next week for more of Frank’s war memor ie s , “ L e st We Forget”.

Where am I?

Robinville School Cairn The school located near the intersection of Road 116 W and 68N was built in 1908 and named after two long-time trustees and pioneers of the area N.W.Robins and Thomas Nevill. Mr. Nevill would hold the position of board secretary for 31 years. The cost of building the school was $960 and the furnishings for the interior cost another $40. The school first opened in February 1908 with eight students enrolled. Some of the local families sending students as well as serving on the school board were Eyres, Frank, Hudson, McEwing, Miller, Skinner, Smith and Wareham. It was noted as somewhat of a record that Alec McEwing sent 17 of his children to Robinville School. The school was used over the years as a district polling station, community club and place of worship. Classes ended at Robinville School in November of 1965 due to declining enrollment with the remaining pupils bussed to Rivers. The building was moved a few miles down the road to Chapman Museum in 1973. A cairn was built to mark the site in 1976 by Gordon Eyres, Herb Watts, John Skinner, Don McEwing and Bill Frank. The ball diamond at the school site saw some fun and activity in the late 80’s, early 90’s when Robinville Royals joined a local recreation fastball league.

Notice of Environment Act Proposal Manitoba Conservation and Climate has received a proposal pursuant to The Environment Act regarding the following operation and invites public participation in the review process: RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF OAKVIEW – RAPID CITY WASTEWATER TREATMENT LAGOON EXPANSION – FILE: 157.10

service will be conducted by Rivers Legion Branch No. 75 at

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A proposal has been filed on behalf of the Rural Municipality of Oakview by SNC-Lavalin for the construction and operation of an expansion for the Rapid City Wastewater Treatment Lagoon. The expansion would involve a new secondary cell located immediately south of the existing facility in NW 20-13-19W. Construction is anticipated in 2021. The expanded facility would continue to discharge treated effluent to the Little Saskatchewan River each year, during the period June 15 – October 31. Anyone likely to be affected by the above operation and who wishes to comment on the proposal should contact the department or Bruce Webb, Environmental Engineer, in writing or by email to Further information is available from the online Public Registry located at: Information submitted in response to this proposal is considered public information and will be made available to the proponent and placed on the public registry established in accordance with Section 17 of The Environment Act. Environmental Approvals Branch Manitoba Conservation and Climate 1007 Century Street Winnipeg MB R3H 0W4 Toll Free: 1-800-282-8069 Fax: 204-945-5229 Website:

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RM of Oakview meeting Minutes Sept. 24, 2019 Councillor Froese reported on the Midwest Weed Board meeting he attended in Hamiota on Sept. 24, Councillor Gavin reported on information he received in regards to the Rapid City Water Treatment plant and the davit for the lift station. Councillor Hyndman updated Council of the Rapid Cit y and Commun it y Complex Board meeting that was held in Rapid City. A small amendment to the draft municipal user agreement was discussed as well as grant funding for rink repairs. The Roads and Drainage Committee reported on the work done in the municipality for 2019, gravel requirements, gravel crushing and use of the packers. Councillor Ken Hyndman updated Council of the Rapid City Beach and Reservoir Committee. A draft tender was received from Manitoba Water Services Board for the committee to review. A committee meeting is to be held to discuss the next steps to be taken for the beach project. The CAO updated Council of projects being worked on in the municipality. More information is to be obtained in regards to a request to clear the road allowance on the east and north sides of 6-14-22W.

Speed limit reduction into Rapid City-a letter received from the Director of Traffic Engineering Branch of Manitoba Infrastructure was reviewed by council. The CAO was instructed to contact Glenn Cuthbertson, P. Eng. to indicate that the R.M. strongly desires to modify the 100 km/h speed limit. The 50 km sign is to be moved to the boundary lines of the L.U.D. of Rapid City and that 70 km transitional signs be placed further back when coming into Rapid City. Manitoba Infrastructure will arrange for updating the relevant sections of the Speed Limits Regulation. A Building Sustainable Communities Program Project Contribution Agreement was received for the Rapid City Rink Rapid City & District Sports Park Inc.will receive a grant to help with property taxes. A Christmas appreciation supper for employees on Dec. 8 at Oak River was confirmed. Council authorized the public works department to have a turn-around installed on road 109W and 74N to make it easier for school bus and public work equipment to turn around. Costs to hire someone to assist with strategic plan-

ning are to be investigated. Pursuant to the Municipal Council Conf lict of Interest Act, Councillor Mark Gill declared a personal interest in the following item and withdrew from the meeting. Council agreed to grant $2,500 to the Clack Family Heritage Museum Foundation for the roof repairs. Councillor Mark Gill returned to the meeting. Trent Hedley-an inquiry regarding an access road was brought to the attention of Council and more information is to be obtained. October 10, 2019 The Roads and Drainage Committee informed Council of work that is still required to be done this fall. Cleaning out a large culvert in Ward 3 was discussed as well as road reconstruction completed in 2019. Drainage work to be done in Rapid City was discussed. The Machinery Committee reported that three graders are now equipped to have the packers installed on them. Repairs are being done to the D3 at the landfill site.The condition of the Massey tractor was discussed. The Waste Management Committee reported that another hole has been dug at the landfill and material has been hauled

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Mr. Ron Taylor attended the meeting to discuss the revitalization of the gun range and the goal to make it a licensed range. Assistance was requested from the municipality with access road work Council will support the Valleyview Sno-Riders with the purchase of an ad at a cost of $100. Council adopted a Working Alone Policy as presented. Council approved the 3 year lease of a 2019 Zamboni Model 446 at a cost of $104,200 and the 2019 payment of $60,000 be paid by the General Reserve fund as per the 2019 Financial Plan. Council approved the application to install a manually-operated control gate on the through culvert between NE 2-12-21W & NW 1-12-21on the munici-

pal right-of-way; with the application and construction costs to be covered by the applicant; A meeting request with Municipal Relations is to be submitted

Consideration of bylaws Councillor Dyer reported on increased beaver activity causing problem; PW too look into screens/beaver

deceivers Mayor Gill reported that the RCC sidewalk is complete; consideration for further sidewalk work past the library and across the street for 2020

in to allow better access to the site. Councillor Hyndman reported on the Rapid City & District Library Board meeting he attended. Drainage and plumbing concerns that were discussed at the meeting were brought to the attention of Council. The Public Works Supervisor is to be requested to improve the drainage around the library. Councillor Hyndman reported on the Minnedosa and Area Economic Development Board meeting in Minnedosa; the Rapid City Beach and Reservoir Meeting in Rapid City; and the L.U.D. of Rapid City meeting that he attended. Reeve Fortune reported on the Mid-West Planning Board meeting he attended. Training is being completed by the new staff members. Reeve Fortune also attended a Health Stakeholder’s meeting in Hamiota. Speed Limit Reduction into Rapid City-additional information was received from Manitoba Infrastructure and a bylaw was drafted. Trent Hedley-information from the public works supervisor regarding an access road into the valley was reviewed with Council. Eric McLean-a policy in regards to a request to improve and use a portion of an undeveloped road allowance was developed and an application is to be sent to the ratepayer. Council gave first and second reading to By-Law No. 2019-6 to reduce the speed limit on certain highways in Rapid City. Two proposals for tinning the satellite office in Rapid City were received and reviewed. Additional information is to be re-

ceived. Two draft policies were approved by Council for the granting of annual donations and grants and the use of undeveloped road allowances; Money has been donated to the R. M. of Oakview for the Rapid City Beach and Reservoir Committee; The Rapid City Agricultural Society were to receive material from the project to improve the agricultural grounds but due to unforeseen circumstances did not receive the product and the Rapid City Beach and Reservoir Committee have recommended that a grant be given to the Rapid City Agricultural Society in lieu of the product. Council agreed to grant the Rapid City Agricultural Society $20,000 to complete upgrading to the agricultural grounds with proceeds coming from donations received by the municipality. Manitoba Water Services Board have completed a draft tender and design to construct a water pipeline to the north side of the river in Rapid City to give treated water to the beach facilities. Council authorized MWSB to request proposals for the Rapid City Pipeline River Crossing Project and to provide

contract administration services for the project as per the recommendations received with funding from donations received for the Rapid City Beach and Reservoir project. Valleyview Co-op – Drainage issues in Oak River; request to costshare costs. Council agree to a maximum of $1,000 after the work is completed. Council agreed to advertise for the position of Chief Administrative Officer due to pending ret i rement/succession planning. The C.A.O. is to inquire if school crossings can be installed in three places on PTH #270 in Rapid City. Museum subdivision-it was noted that when a lot was sold in the subdivision in Rapid City that a by-law must be passed to de-designate the land as a heritage site. A by-law is to be drafted. Rapid City Emergency Services-a more adequate tanker truck for the Rapid City Fire Department is being sought and a suggestion for a new truck was brought to the attention of Council. A request for proposal is to be drafted by Council and fire department members.

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Les Charles (1963---) Westerns in Vancouver. In Didsbury AB 1989 he represented Manitoba As one of the better players in at Westerns in St. Albert, AB. the Souris minor baseball proBlaine Fortin (1977---) gram Les was expected to be a Lundar MB leader and his skill along with By the time Blaine coman unselfish attitude earned pleted his 16-year old season in him respect at a young age. 1994 he had already compiled He went on to an outstanding a resume worthy of Hall of career in the Manitoba Senior Fame admission. That year Baseball League from 1978 to alone he played at the Midget, EA 1993 as a pitcher and hard hit- Junior, and Senior level and ON ting infielder. Les was a second played on the Provincial Youth hygienist team all-star in 1985, 1986 Team. He was also chosen to • Residential & Commercial with his hometown play on Team Canada at the omesand 1987 • Farm Wiring & Trenching Cardinals. Joining Riverside World Youth Championships e Brandon Rivers in 1988 he earned two-more in Brandon where he batted 96 second team and a first team .346, led the team in RBI’s and all-star204-761-2192 selection and retired hit one of the longest home runs with 21 pitching wins and a ever seen at Kinsmen Park. He age .300 lifetime batting average. CMA was named Manitoba’s Minor He won a national championPlayer of the Year in both ent. Shaping the Future ship asA a CCOUNTING member of the 1981 1993 and 1994 and Baseball ERVICE 7893Bison team, as they tookSthe Canada’s Youth Player of the Certied Management Accountants gold medal in Sarnia, ON. Year in ’94. His talent and 71 Maple Ave. 204-764-2544 In 1985Hamiota: Les was a member of awards caught the eye of the Brandon: 20-18th St., 204-727-5927 PlaceTeam Manitoba at both the Toronto Blue Jays who drafted Nova Scotia and him in the sixth round and oriumNationals

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Riverdale Municipality Rural Water Distribution System Report

By Glen Newton, P.Eng For the RM of Riverdale

Table 2: Survey Results – Maximum Cost for Connection Survey Response: Maximum Cost for Connection Total Number of Respondents

The following are some excerpts from the report that can be seen on full on the Riverdale web site Background This report is written to review the potential for the development of a Rural Water System within Riverdale Municipality. The intent is to provide the Council of Riverdale Municipality with an indication of the demand for water within the rural part of the Municipality, potential routes to follow to meet that demand and provide related budgetary costs. In 2012 a Preliminary report was presented to the Rural Municipality of Daly with potential method of providing water throughout the Municipality. The preliminary report was not acted upon by that Council. This report was based on a resident survey that was conducted many years prior to the authoring of the report. Residents of Riverdale Municipality and residents of the Rural Municipality of Oakview located near the boundary between the two Municipalities were surveyed to assess the potential demand. The surveys, written compilation of the results and a drawings illustrating the results are shown within the appendices of this report. There are four separate public water systems presently operating within the Municipality. The Town of Rivers, Wallace/Woodworth Water Coop Pipeline, Whitehead/ Elton Water Coop Pipeline and Paradise Valley The majority of the remainder of the residents have privately owned individual systems. Generally, these are private wells or hauled water from either a community well or another supplier of water. Rural pipelines have become common throughout Manitoba. Large portions of southern Manitoba have rural pipelines including portions of each of the municipalities surrounding Riverdale Municipality. These being Wallace Woodworth to the west, Whitehead to the south, Elton to the east and Oakview to the north. These pipelines typically provided secure drinking water sources and better quality then what would normally be available. Public expectation today for the quality of potable water has increased substantially from historical standards. This is reflected in the Canadian Drinking Water Standards. Historically they were only guidelines. Today they created a distinct threshold for a minimal standard that potable water sources are to attain. Resident Survey A survey was conducted with residents of Riverdale Municipality and with residents of the Rural Municipality of Oakview. Letters were sent out in May 2018. As well notices were placed on Riverdale Municipality website in May and again in August 2018. A copy of the above letters are shown in Appendix C. Shown below in Tables 1 and 2 are the results of the resident survey. Table 1: Survey Results Survey Response: Total Number of Respondents Interested in water service connection


Not interested in water service connection




No response


Total 392   As part of the survey, property owners who expressed interest in receiving water service were asked for the maximum amount they would be willing to spend to connect to the water pipeline, ranging from $10,000 to over $25,000. The updated results are shown in Table 2.

water. Five locations which were interested in receiving water are not shown to be services. However, it should be noted that two of these five may have potential to be serviced from the Elton/Whitehead Water Coop. The calculations shown below include the 12 connections presently serviced by the Wallace Woodworth Coop.









Residences connected


More than $25,000


Residents per residence


No answer


Per capita consumption



Potential Water Sources Presently there are three public water systems within Riverdale Municipality that produce water, Town of Rivers, Wallace/Woodworth Water Coop Pipeline Extension and Whitehead/Elton Water Coop Pipeline Extension The public water system within Paradise Valley receives water from outside sources by hauling water to the site. The Town of Rivers water treatment system was upgraded in 2017/2018. It was constructed with the potential to service the rural areas of the Municipality. Allowances were made in the treatment system for this demand and when required upgrades can be added to the pumping system to meet increases in flow. This is the source of water that is viewed as the long term primary source of potable water within the Municipality. In previous reports the potential for the development of other wells within the Municipality were discussed. However, at that time capacity was not available from the Town of Rivers. With this capacity now being available no other sources are being reviewed at this time. The water pipeline from the RM of Wallace Woodworth currently provides water to 12 residences on the west side of the Municipality. It is understood by the author that this water system is at or nearly at its capacity. Further expansion of the water system is not being considered by the Wallace Woodworth Municipality at this time. The water source in this location is wells located to the west of the Community of Kenton. In the South and Southwest corner of the Municipality some residences currently have water supplied to them by the RM of Elton Whitehead pipeline. The residents receiving water are immediately next to the boundary of Riverdale and Elton. It is understood by the author through discussions with the Manitoba Water Services Board that any expansions of this system would need to be studied in detail. The water supply is an aquifer and reverse osmosis treatment system in Alexander within the RM of Whitehead. It potentially has limited capacity beyond its present area of service. Consumption Consumption within a rural pipeline system is difficult to project and has potential to change significantly from the commencement of a project to its completion. A pipeline is not like consumption projections in urban areas where 100% of the residences are connected to and use the water system. In rural areas where alternate water supplies are allowed there may be many instances where residences will not initially connect to a pipeline even with the pipeline passing in front of the property. Connection may never occur or they may occur in the future. For the purposes of this study the number of residents that indicated they would be interested in connecting under some condition were assumed to receive water and then further allowances were made for future expansion of those numbers. In this situation 69 residents indicated an interest in connecting to some form of a system. However, some of the locations of these residents are in locations that make servicing with water from a pipeline system cost prohibitive. Based on the piping layout 64 locations were serviced with

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Maximum pumping rate

2.6 litres per second

It should be noted that no allowances were made for usage by livestock operations. There are two primary locations that have the potential to develop a significant number of residences. These may require special attention at the time of detailed design for this system. Paradise Valley Resort is located in the SE 10-12-20 and SW 11-12-20 WPM. It is a development of small acreages with 20 lots presently subdivided and potential for more in the future. Paradise Valley has explored numerous options for providing water to its residences including the Little Saskatchewan River, RM of Elton/Whitehead pipeline as well as the community well located in SE 16-12-20W. The author of this report has talked with Peter Tines the director of Paradise Valley and has confirmed that Paradise Valley is open for any potential public water supply to service the development. There is also potential for future cottage development along the west side of Lake Wahtopanah. Different developers have investigated potential development in this area. To date no development has occurred but its potential clearly exists. Distribution System Details A concept for a distribution system has been developed based on the results of the Municipality wide survey. This layout is simply prepared to develop the concept for a pipeline and prepare preliminary development costs. The purpose of this report is to show the concepts for the proposed pipeline for the RM of Daly. The drawings shown in Appendix A are meant to show possible routes in which the pipelines would follow, these routes could easily change depending on whether to include or exclude interest shown towards the pipeline project. Typically the distribution lines would be constructed of 50mm to 100mm high density polyethylene pipe. Elevation changes within the Municipality pose a possible threat in making some areas possibly not viable for service. Large elevation rises will require booster station(s) and pressure reducing stations to control the pressure of the water being delivered to residents. Finances Costs for the pipeline routes, as shown in Appendix A, have been prepared based on pricing received by neighboring Municipalities for similar work. These costs have been used to prepare budgetary costs for various development scenarios. The budgetary cost estimates are shown in Appendix B. In summary the cost to service residents in the manner shown in Appendix B is $4.1M which results in $64,000 per location service. This costing is before taxes and done in the absence of funding from other levels of government. As well it is based on customers that would consider a connection. It did not account for limitation that customers may be willing to pay for the connection.


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