Fighting to be heard– one veteran’s battle

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Ken Waddell
The Neepawa Banner
Richard Leslie is a WWII veteran who lives in Brandon. As you can well guess, he’s now in his 90s. He was only about 21 years old as WWII drew to a close. He participated in the Normandy invasion, the liberation of Holland and the defeat and occupation of Germany. When it comes to war, he has seen it all. His trouble today is that while he may have also heard it all too, he can’t hear it all today. Leslie is pretty much deaf. Anybody who meets him and talks to him can figure that out.

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Scales and Tails benefits local animals

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Photos by Robert (Bob) Clark
Twelve-year-old Mackenzie Clark and his dog Shaggy. Clark has two rescue dogs, Shaggy and Henry.

By Kira McCormick-Adema
The Neepawa Banner

From April 22 till the end of July 2017, 12-year-old Mackenzie (Mac) Clark has held a fundraiser to help out a humane society in Brandon. Mackenzie has a great love for animals and enjoys the time with them, says his dad, Bob Clark, a teacher in Carberry.

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Grand opening of Agassiz constituency office

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Agassiz MLA, Eileen Clarke, gets some help from local dignitaries to cut the ribbon, opening her new constituency office in Gladstone on July 20. 

By Kira McCormick - Adema
The Neepawa Banner

On July 20, Eileen Clarke, MLA for the Agassiz constituency, had a grand opening for her new office in Gladstone. Clarke and some of her representatives from the area came together and had a ribbon cutting and visiting. Clarke said in her opening speech, “We know what direction we would like to take Agassiz in.”

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Local municipalities get provincial help for road works

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson
The Neepawa Banner

From small to large, area municipalities will be undertaking road improvement projects this summer thanks to recently announced provincial funding. On July 25, Agassiz MLA and Indigenous and Municipal Relations minister Eileen Clarke announced $12 million in funding under the Municipal Road Improvement Program.  Under this program, the province will partner with municipalities and provide half of the project’s funding.

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Major addition, Child Care Centre announced for NACI

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Province of Manitoba

Students and families will soon benefit from a major addition to Neepawa Area Collegiate that includes a new child care centre, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart and Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today.

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