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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Right in the centre - Two First Nations communities are really on to something

By Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner

In a recent article in The Winnipeg Free Press, what may be a very innovative solution is being applied to cases where children are at risk. It was reported that “Grand Rapids will turn parents – not children – out of troubled homes under a new child welfare policy to be adopted on the northern Cree First Nation.

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Faithfully Yours - Making sense out of the nonsense

By Neil Strohschein

Just when I thought I had seen and heard everything, an event took place that caught me totally off guard. I am still trying to make sense out of something that makes no sense at all.

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Homebodies - Did you hear the one about...

By Rita Friesen

Ed’s birthday was April 2, and he became accustomed to the wise ones saying –‘ one day away from being a fool!’ Those of you who got to know my beloved know that he had an unusual sense of humour. This column is dedicated to the jokes he told. Laugh if you like.

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