Local ballerina shines on big stage

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Rapunzel Ford of Neepawa performed in the travelling production of the Moscow’s Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Brandon on Monday, Nov. 20. Ford performed as the sleigh child (pictured).

Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press
Auditioning for a major stage production such as the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker would be a nerve-racking endeavour for even the most experienced performers. But for five-year-old Rapunzel Ford of Neepawa, it was just another chance to dance.

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Neepawa working on its accessibility plan

Eoin Devereux 
Neepawa Banner & Press

The Town of Neepawa is examining ways to broaden accessibility. On Monday, Nov. 20, representatives with the Town administration sat down with the public to talk about the implementation of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA).

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Challenge accepted, challenge met!

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Greg Crisanti (left), co-owner of the Neepawa Tim Horton’s franchise, presented BPCF chair Brad Walker with a cheque for $4,759 at the Donor Appreciation Night.  The cheque represented proceeds from this year’s Smile Cookie campaign.

Kate Jackman - Atkinson
Neepawa Banner & Press

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Neepawa approves fire hall construction

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File Photo An artist’s rendering of the proposed fire hall, which was unveiled earlier this year. 

Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

By March 2019, Neepawa will have a new fire hall. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, Neepawa Town council formally approved the construction of the proposed 10,000-square-foot structure, which will be built on the former C.N. property, near Mill Street. 

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Marijuana, drink and driving: a lethal combination

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With the federal legalization of recreational marijuana expected in approximately one year, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is spearheading a campaign to educate drivers about the risks of driving while impaired by drugs, alcohol or both. 

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