Pumpkin fundraiser now ready

By Sheila Runions

      Banner Staff

Joanne Bos proclaims fall is here again and “our pumpkins are ready for the fundraising.” The Rapid City area woman is referring to her seventh annual Africa outreach. She intentionally grows extra pumpkins in her garden to sell — by donation, not per pound — with all moneys being forwarded to Springs of Life Children’s Home in Burkura (Western Kenya) and Grandmothers for Grandmothers.

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HyLife employees meet with Union reps

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

Representatives with HyLife Foods and the employees’ union will soon sit down and start negotiating a new deal. The current five-year contract is set to expire at the end of the year. UFCW Local 832 represents employees at the Neepawa plant and held a series of proposal meeting with its members on Sept 18.

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Bee hives poisoned

By Cpl. Mike Boychuk 

Brandon RCMP are investigating the report of the poisoning of hundreds of honey-producing bee hives, resulting in thousands of dead bees and a substantial financial loss. It is believed this occurred sometime between Aug. 14 and Sept. 3, at two separate locations, six and 10 miles northwest of Brandon in the RM of Elton. Anyone with any information on this serious matter is asked to contact Brandon RCMP at 204-726-7522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Council Clips for September 2014

Town of Rivers, Sept. 2: Permission was granted for public works to install a sign on the east side of town to recognize  the 1964 Rivers Rams football team as a Manitoba Hall of Fame 2013 inductee.

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Neepawa CAO resigns

Banner Staff

The Neepawa Banner

On Sept 19, the Town of Neepawa announced that council had accepted Richard Beachey's resignation.  Beachey came to Neepawa from St. Thomas, Ont. in 2012 to become the Town's CAO. The release stated that he resigned in order to pursue other opportunities.