My perspective - agreement disagreement

Kate Jackman - Atkinson
Neepawa Banner & Press

Manitoba is one of the few remaining jurisdictions in which project labour agreements (PLA) are used, but that might be changing.  On Nov. 3, the provincial government opened consultations on their current procurements practices, with a goal of reducing or eliminating the use of PLAs on major government projects.

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Right in the centre - If only men would listen to God

Ken Waddell
Neepawa Banner & Press

Isn’t that the main question facing men today? Isn’t that the question that men have always faced?
It seems that the problem of the day is that men, especially men in high places in politics and entertainment are rampantly involved in sexual assault. Not a day goes by without a fresh revelation or accusation of wrong doing against some famous person. It is disheartening to say the least.

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Right in the centre - Peace is an elusive thing

Ken Waddell 
The Neepawa Banner & Press

The world is a very scary place. The amount of violence that has burst upon the world in the past few years is almost unbelievable. The depth of madness associated with the Texas church shooting and the Las Vegas shooting is also almost unbelievable. There has always been, and there always will be, some very sick people in the world, more than willing to foist unspeakable violence on other people.

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My perspective - Change is coming

Kate Jackman - Atkinson
The Neepawa Banner & Press

We can’t deny it any longer, a carbon tax is coming. We knew it was inevitable; after all, about 85 per cent of Canadians already pay a carbon tax of some kind. At the end of last month, the Manitoba government announced a new climate and green plan, which includes a carbon tax, as mandated by the federal government. While Manitoba had held out signing the federal agreement, an independent legal opinion sought last summer concluded that in the absence of a provincial plan, the feds could impose their plan on the province.

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Question of the week - November 3, 2017

In the Oct. 27 edition of the Banner & Press, we asked for your opinion on the future of the perpetual care program at Neepawa’s Riverside Cemetery.  Here are the replies we received.  Thank you for sharing your views. A new question will appear in the Nov. 11 edition of the Neepawa Banner & Press.

I think it would be beneficial if the town office laid out all of the expenses of program according to the Neepawa Cemetery by-laws. Many Neepawa citizens have no idea what is involved in looking after the flower program. How much do the actual flowers cost? How many man hours does it take to plant the flowers? How many man hours does it take to water the flowers? How many man hours does it take to weed the flowers? How many man hours does it take to remove the flowers? What is the average wage of the personnel who does the jobs mentioned above? Calculate the actual cost total as per the above. How much in the way of interest does the principal generate in one year? What is the shortfall in revenue to support the program? What amount is the principal and where is it invested and at what rate of interest?

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