My Prespective: Read all about it

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Banner

In today’s world, having strong literacy skills is extremely important. While traditional forms of written communication may be declining in popularity, the importance of literacy may in fact have increased.

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Homebodies - People always need to have fun

By Rita Friesen

I had the opportunity to meet with several youngsters that I didn’t know really well. Before embarking on a teaching session, I took time to get acquainted. Asking questions about favourite colours, birthdays and ages, and special toys, I gained some insight into interests and strengths. 

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Faithfully Yours - Let's heal together

By Neil Strohschein

This past week has not been an easy one for residents of two southern Manitoba communities.

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My perspective - It could have been better

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

Last week was an eventful week here in Neepawa, and not the good kind of eventful.  On Wednesday night, a fire levelled the Neepawa Home Hardware building, taking with it one of the town’s major retailers, the homes of eight people and the jobs of 13 people. Our friends and neighbours woke up Thursday morning without a home and without a job.

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Right in the centre - Succession planning important

By Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner

In commercial business and in the Ag community, there’s been a lot of talk about succession planning for many years. In its simplest terms, what will happen to a farm or a business when one of the key people dies, becomes disabled or moves on to some other career. In farming and other business enterprises, it can be a fairly simple process. Unless there’s is a succession plan, the assets get thrown up for sale or auction and are scattered among the remaining players in the industry. This scene has played out hundreds of thousands of times across our land. Its especially apparent in rural western Canada. Farms are much bigger than they used to be, businesses are much bigger too and as a direct result, many communities, have disappeared.

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