Right in the centre - Too many regulations– again!

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

We Canadians are being badly duped by political parties and by many media outlets. Take, for example, the neat idea for an on-the-lake splash park at Minnedosa. It’s a really neat idea that will be a kid pleaser, for sure. Not sure if it will be financially viable, as that remains to be seen.

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My perspective - A strange choice?

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

What constitutes agriculture? I wondered that last week when a press release came across my desk. In April 2018, the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) was launched to support the country’s agriculture and agri-foods sectors. It’s a $3 billion program, with $1 billion coming from the federal government and $2 billion to be cost shared by federal, provincial and territorial governments.

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Right in the centre - Life was harder, but simpler

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

Seventy-one years ago today (March 29), I was born at Holland, Manitoba. A lot has changed in the intervening years. Some of the events and methods of that era would shock people today.

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My perspective - Getting burned

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

Last week, volunteer firefighters in The Pas received an unwelcome surprise, six of them, along with the Town of the The Pas, were named as defendants in a lawsuit alleging negligence. It’s not just that the firefighters were named in the suit that’s troubling, it’s the fact that the case is being brought against them by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries (MLL).

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Right in the centre - Waiting and watching

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

After one of the snowiest and coldest winters in my memory, I hope that everyone is on alert for what the next six weeks may bring. I hope that RMs and towns are ready for what the weather may throw at us. A quick look to Nebraska this week will show us that we need to be ready.

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