Prenatal classes important opportunity for expecting families

By Miranda Leybourne


Prenatal classes are running in Neepawa on June 10 and Nov. 4 of 2017, put on by Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) and held at the First Baptist Church. The classes will focus on the topics of labour and delivery, infant feeding and postpartum information. 

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My perspective - Piece by piece

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

Changes are coming to local health care. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve interviewed representatives from two companies expanding their private home care services into the Neepawa area. Looking at trends, I suspect this is something we are going to see more and more. 

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Daughter on Call coming to Neepawa

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

In November 2012, Gail Freeman-Campbell founded Daughter on Call with one casual health care aide.  Now, she’s preparing to expand her Brandon-based business into the Neepawa area. Freeman-Campbell, who worked as a nurse, said that she recognized a need in the Brandon and Westman area for personalized home care and founded the business to meet that need.

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Movie star to perform in McCreary


By Sheila Runions

The Rivers Banner

Following a very successful show in Gladstone earlier this year, Jason Scott is bringing his show back to the area, this time, to McCreary. Jason Scott lives in the southeastern Kootenay Mountains of B.C. He was born in Toronto and at age five, he entered The Conservatory of Music. At age 15 he graduated, with first degree honours, which means he had the same level of training as did his teachers! The teen then completed high school and for 20 years after that, he extensively toured across Canada as a lead singer for night club, cover and original concert bands. In the 1980s and 1990s Jason was a record label-signed writer and performer. During those years, he attended L.A. Radio Works and graduated first in his class, with honours as a CRTC licensed broadcaster. Since 1997, after finding and realizing the voice of acclaimed singer and songwriter Neil Diamond, Jason has been performing Diamond Forever: A Celebration Of Neil Diamond across Canada, United States and Mexico. On Saturday, April 29, he will bring his performance to McCreary Legion Hall.

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Local roads among worst of the worst


P.R. 353 at Brookdale finished 2nd overall in the CAA Manitoba Worst Roads campaign (photo courtesy of Becky Szucki)

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

The communities of Brookdale, Minnedosa and Neepawa have found themselves on a list that they’re likely not happy to be on. On Tuesday, Apr. 18, CAA Manitoba released the results of its Worst Roads campaign. The annual initiative is aimed at pressuring governments into spending money to repair problematic roads. Brookdale’s Provincial Road (PR) 353 came in second in both the overall and rural categories, while Minnedosa’s Main Street South finished eighth overall (fifth in the rural road category) and Mountain Avenue in Neepawa was 19th overall (ninth - rural roads). Just over 8,400 votes were cast on 712 different roads. Provincial road 239 in Faulkner was the top vote getter for 2017. 

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