Empty shells for park motels

By Jessie Bell

Two Brandon University students enrolled in a business administration course were recently approached by local railway buff, Donna Morken, to do a feasibility study on the possibility of obtaining empty rail cars to be made into motel units for placement in Rivers train station park.

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Kenton News - May. 8

By Paulette Wiens


The Kentones sang together for more than 22 years and we have been retired for 12 years. We still enjoy getting together to visit, reminisce, laugh and cry over the old videos and even to sing a little! Kenton Legion Ladies Auxiliary made a reunion evening possible on Friday, May 1. We sang our old favourite song, Thank You Dear Lord for Music, and we would add, “Thank you Dear Lord for the food and the hands that prepared it.”

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Provincial budget garners reaction from Mayor de Groot

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

Neepawa Mayor Adrian de Groot was hoping to see a few more highlights for rural Manitoba in the provincial government’s new budget. The governing NDP tabled a $15-billion budget on Thursday, Apr. 30, which featured a billion dollars in infrastructure money that’s focused primarily around areas near Winnipeg, Brandon and northern Manitoba. It also included modest spending increases in health care and education. No significant spending allocations for Neepawa and the surrounding area were mentioned.

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Christine Waddell enters council race in Neepawa

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By Christine Waddell


Time to “pony up” and “get in the race”. Over the past 40-plus years, I have encouraged and supported many, many individuals to become involved with politics. Today I am letting it be known that I, Christine Waddell (nee Lobel), will be letting my name stand for the position of councillor in the Town of Neepawa. 

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Three decades of styling

By Sheila Runions

The Rivers Banner

After three years as business owners in Winnipeg and five in Virden, Henry and Angela Lau moved to Rivers in 1982. They renovated the former Wes William Autobody Shop at 680 Quebec Street as living quarters and business offices for Henry’s Refrigeration (1984) and Angie’s Hair Salon and Gift Shop (1985).


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