Right in the centre - The Iowa disaster

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

Monday was supposed to be a highly celebrated kick-off for the United States presidential election. The first round of candidate nominations took place in Iowa and is called the Iowa caucuses.

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My perspective - Failing to learn

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

When we’re young, failing doesn’t really bother us. Babies spend months trying to turn over, sit up, crawl, stand, walk, then run and jump. No one expects a baby to skip over this progression, we know each step is the foundation for the next. When we go to school, while we may think otherwise, we don’t know much of anything that we will spend the next 12 to 20 years mastering. We have to learn to add, subtract and multiply, to speak another language, to play an instrument or conduct a science experiment. While we may pass our tests, at the beginning, we step into the class as failures. At some point, this changes and we stop seeing failure as a sign that we’re still learning and begin to see it as something that should be avoided at all costs.  

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Right in the centre - The ‘F’ words

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

In my view, there are four F words. They are Faith, Family, Friends and Finances. And they should be kept in that order.

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My perspective - Speedy solution may come at a price

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

Dealing with insurance claims is seldom an enjoyable experience.  We insure the things that we value and when we experience a loss, we usually need a speedy resolution. If you’ve lost your home, you need to get the claim settled quickly so you can go about rebuilding. If your car has been totalled, you usually need to settle in order to go about buying a replacement.

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Right in the centre - Canada’s billion dollar boondoggle

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

Canadians pour, or should I say flush, $1 billion of tax money per year into the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). One would think that for that amount of money, plus all the TV ad revenue, Canadians would get good value. But we don’t.

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