Homebodies - Just my opinion…

Rita Friesen 
Neepawa Banner & Press

What role do pets play in our lives? I can only speak from my own experience. From the time I was very young I have always had access to a pet. True, the first one was a working farm dog, never allowed in the house, but Rena and I, then Butch and I, spent countless hours together.

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My perspective - Driven to destruction

Kate Jackman-Atkinson
Neepawa Banner & Press

Across rural Manitoba, residents are concerned about safety. They’re concerned about the ability of the RCMP and local police forces to effectively tackle issues such as property crimes and illegal drugs, in the face of stretched budgets and competing demands on their time. They’re looking for support from government. The provincial government has introduced new legislation aimed a keeping us safe, but not in the way that many Manitobans, especially those in rural areas, are looking for. Last week, Bill 17 received first reading.

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Right in the centre - Manitoba Hydro is in a big mess

Ken Waddell
Neepawa Banner & Press

Manitoba Hydro is in a very bad place right now, but it has little to do with last week’s resignation of most of the board. The board was appointed by the current PC government and they say they came to a point where they couldn’t get action from the government on many key issues. As a result they resigned.

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Thumbs up, thumbs down - March 23, 2018

Neepawa Banner & Press

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My perspective - Past, present and future

Kate Jackman - Atkinson
Neepawa Banner & Press

This year should be a good one if you’re interested in local history. While 2017 may have been full of national historical celebrations, something special is coming to Neepawa this summer. The History of Neepawa Businesses is expected to hit bookshelves this June and for it, three local historians have combined forces to put together the most comprehensive chronicle of Neepawa’s business history.

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