Thumbs up to helpers of tornado disaster area

Thumbs up to the Manitoba Hydro crews who promptly restored the power after the Aug. 3 tornado. Thanks Alan and crews.

Thumbs up to the volunteers, Christian Aid Ministries, Christian Disaster Relief, Birnie, who volunteered their time to help clean up the Alonsa tornado disaster area. Your help was overwhelming.

Russell & Caroline Cabak

Silver Ridge, MB

Right in the centre - Weird things from the election trail

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

The municipal elections are over. Due to the election being on Wednesday and due to the fact our papers go to print on Wednesday at 2 p.m., we won’t have results in this week’s paper. We will get the results up on our web site as soon as we can.

The municipal election has been weird. Some towns have very large numbers of candidates, eight, 11, even 13 in one place. That level of candidate choice and interest has not been seen for a long time. Maybe never!

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My perspective - Seeing green

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

Fencing and feed for livestock are exempt from provincial sales tax (RST). Also exempt are protective bike helmets, artificial limbs, and children’s safety equipment. Interestingly, so too is retail cannabis.

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Letters - Is there a solution to our drug problem?

There is. We need to:

1. Stop pretending that governments have solutions when they are the problem.

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My perspective - A losing game

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

Our roads are in shambles and Manitobans are concerned about cutbacks to health care, yet last month, the provincial government announced that it is writing off $82 million in loans to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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