Challenge accepted, challenge met!

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Photo by Kate Jackman-Atkinson
Greg Crisanti (left), co-owner of the Neepawa Tim Horton’s franchise, presented BPCF chair Brad Walker with a cheque for $4,759 at the Donor Appreciation Night.  The cheque represented proceeds from this year’s Smile Cookie campaign.

Kate Jackman - Atkinson
Neepawa Banner & Press

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Marijuana, drink and driving: a lethal combination


Media release

With the federal legalization of recreational marijuana expected in approximately one year, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is spearheading a campaign to educate drivers about the risks of driving while impaired by drugs, alcohol or both. 

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Looking Back - 2007: Locals save drowning teens



Photo from Cecil Pittman archives
Over the decades, the Rotary Park (Park Lake) dam has washed out a few times during spring flooding. This photo is from a long time ago as the Beautiful Plains Ag Society grandstand is seen in the distance and it has been gone for many years.

Cecil Pittman
Neepawa Banner & Press

80 years ago
Tuesday, November 16, 1937
Fifteen rural telephone lines were put out of order and many severely damaged during the sleet storm over the weekend. The lines affected mostly were those north and northeast of Neepawa and some west of Eden. Crews were hindered in their repair work by roads blocked with snow. As new poles had been set up in most of the area covered by the storm, the greater part of the damage was broken wires. In some instances the ice had formed an inch thick on them. The storm also blocked roads between here and Portage la Prairie. A snow plow, however, was expected to come through from the east Monday or today.

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Acadia: GMC’s lighter and more premium family SUV

Ben Castle
Neepawa Banner & Press

The original GMC Acadia was introduced for the 2007 model year and was a key vehicle for General Motors (GM), as it was their first unibody (without a separate chassis) crossover.

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Neepawa nominated for economic development award

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Pictured (L to R): EDAM president and economic development officer for Neepawa, Marilyn Crewe, minister of education and training Ian Wishart, Manitoba Agriculture industrial development leader Grant Carlson (nominee – Roquette), Association of Manitoba Municipalities executive director Joe Masi, Vern May (nominee – Rising Star), Chantelle Parrott (nominee – Big Idea) and Shane Li (nominee – Rising Star).

Neepawa Banner & Press

Neepawa has received recognition for its involvement with “What’s the Big Idea?”. Earlier this month, Portage la Prairie hosted the Economic Developers Association of Manitoba (EDAM) fall forum. EDAM was formed in 1993 to improve communication, contact and liaison within the economic development profession.

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