Community Foundation celebrates milestones

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

This year, the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary and those involved with the organization are hoping to see the community celebrate with them. On Saturday, April 18, the Foundation will be holding a birthday party, one of a few special events planned for this year.

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NACTV to broadcast British show with local connection

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Next month, Neepawa’s NACTV will broadcast the world premier of a British drama-comedy called Black by Day. The show, set in working class England in 1910, follows the stories of three women and their families in very rough times. The two half-hour pilot episodes will air on Monday, April 6 and April 13. 

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Community comes out to support fire victims


Photo property of Alan Gillies, GEM Media

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

On March 25, the four families who lived above the Neepawa Home Hardware store lost everything when the building was destroyed by a fire.  In the weeks following the disaster, the community stepped up to help those displaced and on March 21, two fundraising socials were held. 

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Hylife Foods employees sign off on new deal

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

Employees at HyLife Foods in Neepawa have ratified a new five year deal. Members of the UFCW Local 832, the union representing the majority of the workers, voted on and passed the collective agreement on Monday, Mar. 23 by 73.5 per cent margin.

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Council clips - Mar. 27

Council clips


LUD of Oak River, Feb. 10: The former Town of Rapid City’s dog bylaw was reviewed. Fines and changes the LUD of Rapid City feel should be made are to be discussed with them so one bylaw could be passed for all hamlets, villages and towns in RM of Oakview. The special services levy which placed a pick-up for garbage fee on taxes on an annual basis ended; a new bylaw needs to be passed if costs for this service are to remain on taxes. Costs were reviewed and a draft proposal for waste collection/removal and recycling services to residents and businesses in Oak River was approved.


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