Right in the centre - The word is prejudice, not racism

By Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner

The City of Winnipeg has been accused of being the most racist city in Canada. Nobody knows how to measure that but it’s futile to argue the point, racism, as it’s defined today, exists all over the world. It’s nasty stuff.

However, to solve the problem, definition and meaning of the word must be examined. The use of the word racism is incorrect. 

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My Perspective - The year of Manitoba

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

For the last decade or so, the oil and gas industries have dominated Canada’s economy. Since the oil sands in the west started drawing workers from the farms, fishing boats, forestry camps, towns and cities across Canada, we have heard about little else. Now, that might all change. 

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The view from my chair - Charlie Hebdo edition

By Alan Gillies

G.E.M. Media

People were shot because they drew cartoons.

It crushed me to learn of the terrorist attack and mass murder at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France.

Charlie Hebdo is a satirical French magazine, its name taken from the comic strip Charlie Brown and hebdomadaire (“weekly”).

God protect those of us who go into greater descriptive detail.

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Homebodies - We can all be life long learners

By Rita Friesen

“Education has always been about learning to live a better life”. I wish that quote was one of my own but I found it on an online site. The author embraces many ideals and objectives about education and learning that I also hold dear.  

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My perspective - We're seeing red

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Red tape, it’s something that anyone who has had to deal with government knows all about. It’s the senseless rules and needless bureaucracy that makes it hard to just get something, anything, done.  

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