Field set for Neepawa by-election

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

The field has officially been set for a by-election in Neepawa to fill a vacant council seat. Three candidates, Darryl Gerrard, Don Walmsley and Christine Waddell have formally filled their paperwork. The candidates are seeking the council chair vacated by Jodi Baker in April.

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Missing Rapid City woman found dead

Nicole Jones

By Tara Seel

RCMP Media Relations

Just before 7 p.m. on May 5 Spruce Plains RCMP were alerted to a missing person from Rapid City. Nicole Marie Jones, 42, was last seen on May 4; police were concerned for her well-being. On May 9 at approximately 8 p.m. Spruce Plains RCMP located Jones. She was found deceased and no foul play is suspected.


Votes needed to win $25,000

By Sheila Runions

Banner Staff

Rivers Banner deadline is Tuesday at 5 p.m. but late Wednesday morning, the office was contacted by Riverdale Community Daycare board with some urgent news. They have just submitted their application to Together We Thrive, in hopes of winning a $25,000 grant. 

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The power of 10

By Esther Krahn


The week of May 3-9 was designated National Hospice Palliative Care Week and its planners encouraged people to spread the message on the importance of quality hospice palliative care in our country, and talk to at least 10 people in one’s circle of connections about the importance and availability of palliative care services. In Canada today, only 16-30 per cent (depending on where one lives) of people who die have access to hospice palliative care and end-of-life services. The goal of good palliative care is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in care for persons approaching death, so that the burdens of suffering, loneliness and grief are lessened.

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Rivers Police participate in programs

By Bruce Klassen


The month of April was busy for Rivers Police Service; it saw a total of 59 calls for service. This month was the kickoff for our distracted driving campaign, which targets cell phone users as well as at-risk driving offences such as speeding.

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