Homebodies - And when I feel afraid...

Rita Friesen

The Neepawa Banner

I whistle a happy tune? Doesn’t quite do it for me! The source of our fears change over the years, as does our manner of dealing with them. It’s cute to watch a young child meet their own shadow for the first time. This grey and moving thing is mocking and evasive, can’t make it stop or go away, it follows wherever the body goes. Shadows don’t scare me any more. As I gently age – actually I am railing against the advancing years- I draw comfort from a phrase found in Psalm 23, “Even when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.” Death is but a shadow, I love that image.

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My perspective - Playing up the arts

Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

Last week, Neepawa area residents had the chance to watch this year’s major production, put on by the students at Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute. It was a fantastic show and a great opportunity to see all of the talent in our school, talent which I’m sure exists in schools across the region.  Watching the students on stage made me think about what a valuable experience this was for them as they prepare to graduate into adulthood

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Right in the centre -Searching for solutions

Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner

The provincial government is in the midst of debating bills that would limit pay increases for almost everyone who works for the government.

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Homebodies - Canada's most famous suffragist

Rita Friesen

The Neepawa Banner

Bedside book this month: “Selected writings by Canada’s most famous suffragist – The Valiant Nellie McClung”, each page a feast. The book is comprised of columns she wrote from 1936 through to 1942. From the prairies to parliament to retirement on the West Coast, Nellie records her thoughts and hopes and also her fears. Her words are as pertinent and applicable today as when she wrote them – refugees, political unrest, faith and family. The entirety of life.

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My perspective - Fake news, real problems

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

The news media in general has taken a bit of beating over the last decade, but these days, the public is being reminded of the industry’s continued relevance, thanks to an unexpected source, the rise of fake news.

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