Homebodies - The dog days of summer

Rita Friesen
The Neepawa Banner

Yikes! It’s August! The dog days of summer. True meaning: the hottest weeks of summer, from early July to early August. Also the time when Sirius, the Dog Star, rises and sets with the sun.What I have noticed, and this is a bit of a downer, the daylight hours are approximately equal to what we enjoyed in the later part of May.

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Beware of CRA phone scam

Kira McCormick - Adema
The Neepawa Banner

The CRA scam is on the rise again. In Neepawa, residents have been receiving calls claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. In one case, they left a voice mail saying, “The very second you receive this message, I need either you or your attorney of record to return the call. This issue at hand is extremely time sensitive. My name is officer Cory Guillians, don’t try to disregard this message and do return this call.”

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A Rotary farewell

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John Drinkwater
The Neeapwa Banner

At the July 19 Neepawa Rotary Club meeting, members were given the opportunity to say farewell to exchange student Agi Nagy. In her Power Point presentation, Nagy, who is from Slovakia, spoke of her year in Canada.

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Volunteers needed for mental health walk

Kira McCormick - Adema
The Neepawa Banner

Five community members came together after an unfortunate circumstance of a suicide, that want to help others be aware. They called the group Miles for Mental Health and they are hoping to get people to do physical activity to help them with their mental health.

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EcoCentre BBQ scheduled for Aug. 24

Miranda Leybourne
The Neepawa Banner

The RM of Westlake-Gladstone is holding a barbecue day on Aug. 24 to educate people about how to properly and safely utilize the EcoCentre.
The RM has been holding this barbecue annually since 2014 in order to promote their EcoCentres and to encourage residents to recycle oil and items such as filters, antifreeze and containers.

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