Rocky Mountain Equipment acquires Chabot Implements for $6.8 million


By Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner

Rocky Mountain Equipment has purchased the Chabot Implements dealerships, a Manitoba-based dealer of Case IH agriculture equipment with locations in Portage La Prairie, Steinbach and Elie. Chabot also sells Kubota equipment through its Neepawa location. 

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Changes for seniors

By Sheila Runions


Assorted services to seniors in Rivers and Rapid City have been co-ordinated for the past 26 years by Rivers/Rapid City Senior Services. Two offices have been maintained with the co-ordinator in Rivers working each morning, and Rapid City’s co-ordinator three days a week for five hours each day. The organization has been very fortunate to have two extremely capable women working as co-ordinators, Jean Young in Rivers and Mavis Cronkrite in Rapid City. 

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Wetlands are important

By Christine Chilton

Communications Manager

Manitoba has some of the finest wetlands in Canada and more than 7,000 acres across the province are protected by Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Wetlands are considered to be among the most important breeding and staging grounds for waterfowl in North America. Given the importance of wetlands to Manitoba and its citizens, NCC Manitoba has placed a great deal of emphasis on the securement of wetlands to ensure the protection of this critically important habitat and the continued use of this environment by the wide range of water fowl throughout Manitoba.  

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Crib player honoured

By Jessie Bell

Shorty Phillips missed cribbage on Thursday, Feb. 26 for the first time in nine years — he and his wife Liz were  busy packing for a move to Brandon. Crib chairman Ken Young had requested Shorty find time to attend before the games started, in order to present a gift card of good wishes from fellow players to him and his wife. In his expression of thanks, Shorty promised they would keep in touch.

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Shingling project in July

By Jessie Bell

There has been concern from a few local supporters of Rivers Legion Branch No. 75’s fundraising why there hasn’t been a visible start made on its shingling project. The branch began plans for shingling in late 2013 with a visit from a government engineer who made a thorough inspection of the hall’s interior and exterior. It was at a time when the outgoing president, Dave Oakey, was succeeded by Darryl Childerhose. 

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