Get a grip!

By Marianne Gamache

      Service Writer

It’s that time of year again. We white-knuckle the commute to work or running errands, cursing Mother Nature as we go, and contemplate moving south.

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Engaging area residents key to Lily Festival's future



Concerned residents gathered to talk about the future of the Lily Festival in Neepawa

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

Judging from the crowd at Monday’s public meeting, the community would like to see the Neepawa and Area Lily Festival continue, but new volunteers are still needed. The crowd of close to 30 people were overwhelmingly in support of the festival carrying on, although perhaps in a different format, or with a slightly different focus.

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Local business thrives “Under Pressure”

By Sheila Runions

      Banner Staff

David Creighton and his family moved from Calgary to Rivers in 2012 (wife Lesley [nee Ratz] is originally from the area). Although he was an airline operations manager for 12 years, he also owned and operated a power washing company for nine years.

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Harvest begins again

By Sharlette Paddock


After a couple months of meeting-free summer, Riverdale Harvest held its first meeting on Sept. 10.  We saw constant summer usage, averaging around 11 singles, five couples and 17 families with approximately 40 children in each of the three months: June, July and August.

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Rocky Mountain Equipment settles into new temporary home


By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

The staff at Rocky Mountain Equipment in Neepawa has settled into their new location. On Monday, the machinery dealership shifted its business into the former Murray’s of Neepawa building on Mountain Avenue. The move is temporary, as the company waits for construction of its new building just east of town to be completed.

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