My perspective - A tale of two cities

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

Nothing quite beats the sense of community in rural Canada. I had two reminders of this in the last week.

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Right in the centre - To afford or not to afford

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

In a letter to the editor in the Minnedosa Tribune, Elvin Birch poses the question of whether Minnedosa and area can afford a new arena. The letter seems well documented and raises a lot of questions that don’t seem to have been part of the public debate. It is the kind of debate that every community goes through, but few have the debate as thoroughly as they should.

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My perspective - Much ado a bot nothing

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

You can’t believe everything you see on the internet, we’ve known that for a long time.  However, maybe it’s time to question whether you can believe anything on the internet? Since 2012, Imperva Incapsula, an online security firm, has published an annual report on bot traffic.  Between 2012 and 2016, bots were responsible for more traffic than humans, four out of five years. 

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Right in the centre - A second look in 30 years

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

Manitoba takes a serious look at education, rarely. In my lifetime, there have only been two major reviews. One was done by the Duff Roblin government in the 1960s. The other was done in the 1990s by the Gary Filmon government. 

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My perspective - Taking a bite out of food waste

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

From farm to fork, a lot of food is lost along the journey. A recently released study found that close to 60 per cent of food produced in Canada is wasted. Not only was the sheer amount surprising, so too was the source of that waste. Previously, consumers were believed to be the major contributors to food waste, but that might not be the case.

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