Homebodies - Strange topic for the Valentine weekend

By Rita Friesen

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The days are surely lengthening, the sun is breaking though before I am breaking my fast. Evenings are getting longer. It is easier to be cheerful and think clear thoughts when the sun brightens my world. My thoughts… still often grappling with hard truths.

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Observation - Feb 19, 2018

By Addy Oberlin


We all enjoy celebrations. This week we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Maybe we will receive a special treat from the one person in our life we treasure most. I am celebrating the fact that I am home again after 6 weeks of medical treatments. I helped people celebrate anniversaries and birthdays in the place where I stayed. There was also celebration when someone was able to join again for a meal after a 2 week quarantine because of sickness.

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My perspective - Exceptional, but unacceptable

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson
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Public hearings are currently underway and their outcome will determine how much Manitobans will be held responsible for past government action. Right now, the province’s Public Utility Board is hearing arguments for and against an increase to Manitoba Hydro rates, which Patti Ramage, Manitoba Hydro’s legal council called, “exceptional”.

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Right in the centre - Who do you trust anyway?

By Ken Waddell
Neepawa Banner & Press 

Social media, and Facebook, in particular has drawn a lot of attention in recent history. Even Facebook has been critical of its own performance as they begin to fathom that they have almost no control over their content. Last year, it is reported that they shut down five million FB sites as the content was inaccurate, illegal or immoral. I would suggest that if they are trying to weed out the sites that are inaccurate, illegal or immoral then they have a long way to go yet.

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Thumbs up, thumbs down - February 9, 2018

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