Homebodies - An ordinary day..

Rita Friesen 
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My dogs have still not caught the concept of us being off day light savings time. We cheerfully rise early, and it has become a custom, that we walk before breakfast. As mentioned – it makes for a much quicker walk! We were up well before the sun and so we paused at the south end of our walk and watched the town slowly wake below us. The day was mine, to do with as I willed.

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New paramedics hired for Gladstone

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New paramedics are coming to Gladstone. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the province announced that 11 new full-time paramedics and two part-time paramedics are now working in Southern Health-Santé Sud.The new positions include three full-time and two part-time paramedics in Gladstone, as well as four full-time paramedics in both Carman and Morris. 

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The “Art and Soul” of Neepawa


Photos by Eoin Devereux
Left to right: Chris Inkster, Gwen Baryla, Rrain Prior, Shannon Desjardins and Ginny Collins. (Missing from picture: Brad Mummery and Michele Walmsley).

Eoin Devereux
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There is a new addition to the local art scene, as the Art and Soul Artisans Loft has opened in Neepawa. The shop and gallery space had its debut on Thursday, Nov. 23, and is located at 423 Mountain Avenue, in the back room of the former Neepawa Press building.

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Neepawa branch of Victoria Quilts recognized

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Pictured above and present for the Private Members Statement were:  Marg VanBuskirk, Dianne Nordstrom and Carole Walker with Agassiz MLA Eileen Clarke.

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The Honourable Eileen Clarke, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Agassiz, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Relations, delivered a Private Members Statement at the Manitoba Legislature on Nov. 23, in recognition of the volunteer work by Victoria’s Quilts – Neepawa Branch.

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Three generations building for the future


The Lowry family presented a donation to the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation during the Donor Appreciation Night. From left: Lynda Lowry, Bert Lowry, Matthew Lowry, holding his daughter, and BPCF board chair Brad Walker.


Kate Jackman - Atkinson
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The Lowry family chose to time their $15,000 Canada 150 Challenge donation to the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation to coincide with the 24 Hour Giving Challenge. This helped their donation stretch further by taking advantage of the matching dollars being offered by the Winnipeg Foundation and Province of Manitoba.

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