Right in the centre - Life goes on– hopefully!

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

When it comes right down to the facts of life (and death), all we have is hope. We are living in trying times. We have all gone through trying times before, be it personally, in our family history or in the history of our country.

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Right in the centre - Some observations on our current situation

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

have had the privilege of receiving information about the COVID-19 virus from an infectious diseases physician. His first and strongest message was that while he and his co-workers have been repeatedly thanked for being on the front lines, he emotionally insisted that it is the average Canadian, you and I and all our friends and neighbours, who are on the front lines in this great battle.

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My perspective - Questions, no answers

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

Another week, another COVID-19 column. I promise, I do have other things I’d like to write about, but it’s hard when most of our lives are on hold, as we watch this virus race around the world.

The newspaper is a special form of media because it has a unique sort of permanence. Go into the archives and you can find stories from over 100 years ago. While they may be changed by corrections in future editions, those printed words can’t be revised– the original words will always remain. Those pages remain forever as a snapshot of a certain time and place.

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Column like I see 'em - It’s okay to be scared, it’s not okay to be selfish and stupid

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

I’m scared... Now I know, a man of my age, who was raised on the examples of stoic 1980s action movie tough guys, isn’t supposed to admit to even having feelings, let alone feelings of fear. I am afraid and I feel absolutely no shame or embarrassment in admitting that to you. Nobody can leave their house and everybody is losing their jobs. It’s okay for me to be a little freaked out by that… and it’s okay for you to be freaked out too.

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My perspective - Once upon a time

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

Do you remember, back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, when you could walk someone to their flight? Remember when you could go through security at an airport with nail clippers or a bottle of water? Remember when you could use a knife to eat once past airport security?

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