Faithfully yours - The value of a life

Neil Stohschein

Neepawa Banner & Press

As I write these words, the investigation into the recent Toronto killings is on-going. A 25 year old male suspect has been arrested and charged with 10 counts of first degree and 13 counts of attempted murder. A 14th charge, police say, may be laid soon.

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Observation - May 4, 2018

Addy Oberlin
Neepawa Banner & Press

My heart is troubled. We have lost many lives this past month through accidents and willful destruction. And with many others I say “why?” Young people’s lives were cut short. Moms and Dads lost part of their family. It is heartbreaking. Some are still in hospital and may be scarred for life.

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Faithfully yours - The day the world changed

Neil Strohschein
Neepawa Banner & Press

April 28, 1999 was the day Rev. Dale Lang’s world changed forever. It started with a phone call. The message was short: “Jason (Lang’s 17 year old son) has been shot.” As Lang would later share: “I didn’t ask any questions. I didn’t need to. I knew it was serious.” It was, in fact, very serious. Jason subsequently died from his wounds.

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Observation - Apr. 27, 2018

By Addy Oberlin

Neepawa Banner & Press

My love for pictures can be found throughout my house. I also have two calendars with pictures of my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Faithfully yours - We can do better - but will we?

By Neil Strohschein

Neepawa Banner & Press

In many ways, the events of the last three weeks have been nothing short of miraculous.Never in my lifetime have I seen such an outpouring of support as has come in the wake of the accident that took the lives of 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. Over $10 million has been raised to help the victims’ families and the team. Expressions of sympathy and offers of assistance have come from all parts of the country.

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