Right in the centre - Canada at the crossroads

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

This little list shows a fatal flaw in the Canadian tapestry. It shows the 2018-19 equalization payments that provinces receive, a long standing system that aims to bind Canada together. It’s tearing us apart!

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My perspective - Small price, big payoff

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

My dad was born in 1931 and as a child, he never learned to swim, his mother wouldn’t let him. She wasn’t afraid he’d drown, she was afraid he’d contract polio. The fearful disease could be spread by infected water and left tens of thousands of Canadians with some degree of paralysis.

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Right in the centre - Here's the deal

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

The Neepawa Banner has been going since 1989, 30 years this week. The Neepawa Banner now includes the Neepawa Press, which has been going since 1896. The Rivers Banner has been going since 1993 and it includes the Rivers Gazette and the Rapid City Reporter, which date back to 1907.

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My perspective - Missed opportunity

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

After close to two years, Manitoba farmers received the good news that new long-term leases for Agricultural Crown Lands (ACL) would be available for next year. The good spirits were dampened once the details of the revised program were understood.

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Right in the centre - Today is the day!

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

Yes, today, Oct. 11, is the day! A memorable day, because it was 50 years ago today that my wife, Christine, and I got married.

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