Right in the centre - How do you do all that?

Ken Waddell
Neepawa Banner & Press

A number of people have asked “How do you do all that you do?” It’s a fair question as I am now 70 years old and involved in a number of activities. The “How do you do it all” question is a matter of perspective. Back in 1979, I, or more precisely, we, were a lot busier than we are are now. We means my wife and I and back in those days, it also involved our two, then pre-teen boys.

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Letters - Conservative math doesn’t add up

Submitted
Neepawa Banner & Press

The recent budget has clarified that the carbon tax will be levied at $25 per tonne and that this will be charged on gas and diesel fuel at 5.3 cents per litre. These numbers are not compatible with each other. They do not compute.

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Out of Helen's kitchen - Bacon and Potato pie

Helen Drysdale 
Neepawa Banner & Press

When travelling in Britain I got to try many different meat pies. They were all delightful. This recipe comes from a British cookbook. My bacon loving grandson helped make this one for his dad. His dad enjoyed it and I hope you do too.

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Right in the centre - Some things just don’t work. Why?

Ken Waddell
Neepawa Banner & Press

In nearly 60 years of observing government and business, I have seen a lot of things that just don’t seem to work out. What triggered that thought was the story this week about the sports complex at Kapyong base in Winnipeg. It has been out of use for 10 years now and yet it was deemed to be one of the best facilities in the City of Winnipeg. It has fallen into such as state of disrepair that it may never be used again. It’s sad, especially when good sports facilities are needed so badly.

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My perspective - Making mushrooms

Kate Jackman - Atkinson
Neepawa Banner & Press

We’ve all heard about the mushroom treatment, “Keep them in the dark and feed them [manure].” I wonder if this is the philosophy our current provincial government is following? If they get their way, Manitobans will have to work a lot harder to be well informed about the issues that impact their lives and communities. Two bills currently before the legislature, Bill 8, The Government Notices Modernization Act, and Bill 19, The Planning Amendment Act, will make significant changes to the process by which governments must notify the public about changes at local and provincial levels.

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