My Perspective - Stepping up to the plate

Kate Jackman - Atkinson
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Today, farmers are at the front lines of a battle, in a war they didn’t start. As Canadians become more removed from where their food comes from, food production methods are increasingly being used as a tool by companies looking for any edge they can find in a crowded and competitive market. Recently, Canadian cattle producers have found themselves in the crosshairs of such marketing campaigns.

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Thumbs up, thumbs down - December 15, 2017

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Thumbs up to Jean Blatt and her helpers for meeting the needs of people who are alone on Christmas with a delicious Christmas dinner at the Chicken Delight restaurant, this has been a tremendous contribution over the past, approximately, 15 years.

Liz Sumner
Neepawa, Manitoba

Out of Helen's kitchen - Early settlers

By Helen Drysdale

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We have covered a lot of territory in 45 weeks of recipes and history. This has been fun for me and I hope you have enjoyed it as well. From the First Nations people who helped the settlers by showing them how to use the indigenous foods and medicines, the Metis who adapted their foods to both cultures, to the settlers who came bringing their own heritage recipes with them. The first settlers were a hardy bunch who often had to make do with what little they had thus adapting their recipes to create something new.  Everyone had enough for one more person should someone drop in unannounced whether they had a little or a lot.  Prairie people were just that way, very hospitable. 

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Thumbs up, thumbs down - December 11, 2017

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Flags, hats and wallets in the spotlight this week. One thumbs up and a pair of thumbs down for the latest edition of the Neepawa Banner & Press.

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Homebodies - When is a light fixture more than a source of light?

By Rita Friesen

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I get attached to things. Not that I need to buy more or new things. Things from the past that have meaning for me. When our family settled on the farm in the Riding Mountain area, we selected a wagon wheel light fixture to brighten our meals at the family table.

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