Right in the centre - You don't have to do that

By Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner

If individuals and governments at all levels would adopt the title of this column as a one of their pillars of life, the world would be a better place. Individuals and governments at all levels are continually saying they are short of money. In many cases, they aren’t short of money, they are long on spending.

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Homebodies - Things I hold dear that I may have to rethink

By Rita Friesen

When our first family was young the writings of Corrie Ten Boom were popular. “The Hiding Place”, the story of a young woman and her family aiding people of the Jewish faith during the Nazi regime, was made into a movie. “God does not have problems. Only plans,” proclaimed Corrie Ten Boom when a clerical error allowed her to be released from a Nazi concentration camp one week before all women prisoners her age were executed. Amid the horrors of the time, faith shone. 

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Faithfully Yours - Close encounters of the natural kind

By Neil Strohscein

The Neepawa Banner

Shortly after my arrival in Neepawa, I boarded a Greyhound bus heading west. My destination was Cariboo School of the Bible in Quesnel, BC; where I was invited to be a guest lecturer.

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My perspective - On the road again

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

Across south-western Manitoba, rural medicine is changing.  Most communities are desperately short of family physicians and many people have to travel out of town to see a doctor.  Some communities are seeing temporary or permanent closures of their emergency rooms because there aren’t enough staff to operate them. Rural medicine in changing and for many Manitobans, one thing is clear, we will be travelling further for health services.

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Herbs for Health - Super foods part two

By Janet Husak and Karen Burton

Sauerkraut – also known as “sour cabbage”, is finely cut cabbage that has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria. Nutritionally, it is a source of vitamins B, C and K and the fermentation process increasers the bioavailability of nutrients, making it even more nutritious than the original cabbage. It is low in calories and high in calcium and magnesium, and is a very good source of dietary fiber, folate, iron, potassium, copper and manganese.

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