Observation - June 2, 2017

Addy Oberlin
The Neepawa Banner

What are our expectations for this week? Are we waiting for some special good news or maybe dreading the phone call and hearing some bad news? For the farmers the expectations are for nice sunny weather, perfectly working machinery and safety while trying to get the crop in.

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Faithfully yours - Natural beauty to be treasured

Neil Strohschein
The Neepawa Banner

We who live in The Banner’s coverage area have a national treasure virtually next door. It is the oldest of its kind in Manitoba. It covers an area of 3000 km, has over 400 km of hiking, bike, horse and wagon trails and, except for the lingering effects of the occasional forest fire, remains virtually as it was at the end of the ice age. This treasure is Riding Mountain National Park.

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Faithfully yours - It all begins with us

Neil Strohschein

The Neepawa Banner

For the past three weeks, I have offered different perspectives on what I see as the looming financial crisis facing Canada, the United States and other developed countries. This week, I will offer my response to the one question: “Who is responsible for fixing this problem?”

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Observation - May 26

Addy Oberlin

The Neepawa Banner

Many thoughts are crossing my mind. This computer is just as slow as I am to get going in the morning. It is nice to see the sun is up and shining when I get out of bed.

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Faithfully yours - How much is enough?

Neil Strohschein

The Neepawa Banner

As promised in their campaign, Manitoba’s government has introduced legislation that limits pay increases for government employees. This is one element in an overall plan to reduce the rate of increase in the provincial governments annual expenditures. The other is to look for efficiencies in the system—something that, in my view, may be much more difficult to achieve.

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