Right in the centre - Epidemic of secrecy

Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner

In the decades long crawl to make health care accessible and still stay within 40 per cent of  the province’s budget, Manitoba governments have actually done a very poor job of containing costs. The current Pallister government is finding that to hold the line on costs or to actually reduce costs is a pretty frustrating exercise. 

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My perspective - Fast food

Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner

Alot has changed in Canadian agriculture since 1977, but one thing that hasn’t is the rules that govern the transportation of livestock. In the last 40 years, not only have there been changes in how farm animals are transported, there has been more research into factors impacting their well-being, as well as an increased concern about their welfare. Since 2013, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been working on updating these rules and last December, the federal government released proposed changes to the Health of Animals Regulations. The proposed changes were open for comments until Feb. 15.

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Letters to the editor: Where have all the flowers gone?

Submitted By Cecil Pittman
The Neepawa Press

It is with great concern from me, and I can assure you many other citizens of Neepawa and surrounding municipalities who had members of their families involved in the military expeditions in World Wars I and II and the Korean conflict when we heard the instructions given by Mayor de Groot and Town employee Denis Saquet a couple of days ago to long time cemetery employee (some 43 years), Jack Follows.

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My perspective - costs, unequally borne

Kate Jackman - Atkinson
The Neepawa Banner

Rural Canadian shoppers may see some changes in their retail landscape; on June 22, Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy. This isn’t necessarily the end though, the once storied retailer said it expects to remain in business, restructure and come out of bankruptcy protection later this year. In its filing, the company said it needed time to let the impact of changes made earlier this year take effect. They were given 30 days of protection from creditors.

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Right in the centre - Insanity!

Ken Waddell
The Neepawa Banner

Paul Wells, of McLean’s magazine, wrote recently, “At the Conservatives’ annual Stampede Barbecue in Calgary, Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer said he’ll use the first opportunity the Conservatives get in the autumn to make MPs vote on the government’s settlement with Omar Khadr. ‘We’re going to force every Liberal in the House to take a stand,’ Scheer said. ‘It will be simple: Do you support paying a self-confessed terrorist over $10 million or do you stand with the common sense of millions of Canadians? Justin Trudeau will have to stand and defend it.’”

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