Right in the centre - Obvious solutions often ignored

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

number of events this past week have prompted a reaction in my mind. It seems strange to me that, as a society and with the governments we have in place, we can’t solve our problems much faster.

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My perspective - Seeing green? Or red?

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

If things seem a little tighter on the farm, it’s with good reason.  Late last month, Statistics Canada released their report of 2018 farm income and while most people were expecting a drop, the magnitude of that drop came as a big surprise.

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Right in the centre - You can’t believe everything you hear

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

The title of this column is an old expression. It has been often repeated and I have a longer version. It goes like this, “Don’t believe half of what you hear, half what you see and only a smaller portion of what you read.” This has never been more true.

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My perspective - “I am not for quotation or attribution”

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

If you work in media, you’ve heard this phrase. Maybe a lot.  In fact, you’ve probably heard it almost every time you’ve contacted media relations, at the provincial government at least. It is this phrase that translates into the commonly referenced “A department official” or “A government spokesperson”.

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Right in the centre - Sing a new song!

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

I heard a great new song last weekend, new to me and it’s a relatively new song, written by Chris Tomlin. It speaks of hope and promise for any people in any location. I can’t think of a more appropriate message for us today, in Canada, in Manitoba and in this area particularly. We have great potential, but in spite of all the potential we are faced with, there is a condition and it is expressed clearly in this song. It’s written in modern words, by a present writer.

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