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.

Read more: My perspective - Change is coming

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?

Read more: Question of the week - November 3, 2017

My perspective - Canada’s contribution

Kate Jackman - Atkinson
The Neepawa Banner & Press

The airplane is an iconic image of World War II.  While planes were used in WWI, their transformation from a mostly reconnaissance tool to a full-fledged weapon was a defining characteristic of the second World War. From dog fights over Europe to bombers over Japan, the airplane played a crucial role in bringing the battlefield to the skies.

Read more: My perspective - Canada’s contribution

Right in the centre - Climate plan reaches to solve a non existent problem

Ken Waddell
The Neepawa Banner & Press

The PC government of Manitoba has announced a Made in Manitoba Green Plan. As far as green plans go, it is better than many. As far as carbon taxes go, I still oppose them.

Read more: Right in the centre - Climate plan reaches to solve a non existent problem

Right in the centre - Heading down the wrong road

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

The last time I had a chat with former Premier Greg Selinger, he asked me when I was going to write a column that was critical of the PC Manitoba government lead by Brian Pallister. Well, here you go Greg and you still won’t likely agree with me.

Read more: Right in the centre - Heading down the wrong road