MNP paying it forward to Minnedosa project

Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

A national accounting firm has decided to ‘pay it forward’ and nine charitable organizations in southern Manitoba are the beneficiaries. On Wednesday, Jan. 30, MNP announced details to its Reach Out/Pay it Forward program for 2018. Starting Feb. 1, and running until Jan. 31 2019, for every client referral provided to all of their southern Manitoba offices, MNP will donate five per cent of the new client’s first year fees to local charities and organizations.

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Looking Back - 1998: First ever Koats for Kids campaign

Koats for kids 1998


Neepawa Banner & Press Archives

In 1998 Leona Therrien was on hand to help with distributing winter clothing for the Neepawa and District United Way.

Jessica Morton
Neepawa Banner & Press

80 years ago
Tuesday, February 1, 1938
The Neepawa Midget hockey team has started out on what they contend is a victorious circuit of games by defeating Gladstone at that town Thursday night. The local Juveniles and girls hockey teams went to Minnedosa Friday night for friendly games but both came home humbled by defeats. Return games on all the above are planned to take place shortly.

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A busy January for Rivers Police Service

By Bruce Klassen

Chief. Rivers Police Service

Loyal readers of my monthly column may recall that in 2017 Rivers Police Service were called upon 618 times or less than twice a day. This year, even though it’s only one month of reporting, is not going to average so well. We attended to 82 calls in January, which is more than 2.5 each day. Here are the specific breakdowns.

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The Neepawa Chamber of Commerce holds a banquet


Photo by Micah Waddell

The officers of the board of the Neepawa Chamber of Commerce were elected and sworn in on Jan. 29 consisting of renominated members and new members alike. The board is now as follows, Jeff Braun, Clinton Davie, Scott Dyke, Kevin Cook, Tracey Wehrhahn, Pam Miller, Kelly McGhie (filling in for Tammy Wilson), Marilyn Crewe and Mitch Hutton (not pictured). This group of outstanding individuals will be responsible for the operation of the Chamber of Commerce for 2018.

Jessica Morton
Neepawa Banner & Press

This year’s Neepawa and District Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Jan. 29 at the Neepawa Curling Rink. The evening started off at 6 p.m. with some refreshments and light conversation around the room as people started to arrive. Supper was announced at 7 p.m. by chamber past president, Scott Dyke, who also provided some entertainment/ trivia games for the night. Trivia question winners, with the fastest correct answers, were awarded $5 in Neepawa Chamber Bucks. Before supper began Neepawa’s mayor, Adrian de Groot, said grace.

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Neepawa Rotary in support of Neepawa Natives


Photo By Micah Waddell

Neepawa Rotarians Ron Nordstrom (left) and Don Schmall (right) present Ken Waddell, Neepawa Natives Board president and Dustin Howden, Neepawa Natives head coach with a cheque for $400. Nordstrom is the Rotary Club Auction Chair and the donation, which will be used to produce framed team photos for the players and staff, was given in appreciation for the players who helped during the 2017 Rotary Auction. Don Schmall is the 2018 Neepawa Rotary President.