Right in the centre - Worth the cost

By Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner

The most recent issue of the Minnedosa Tribune carried a very encouraging front page story.The Minnedosa Tribune is by the way the oldest community newspaper in Western Canada and is privately owned by Darryl Holyk. Privately owned papers are the best kind as I have stated many times and the Tribune is no exception.The Trib’s front page story outlines extensive plans for a new medical clinic in Minnedosa. It’s long overdue. Just as the renovated and then expanded medical clinic in Neepawa was long overdue, the community owned clinic in Minnedosa has been “talked about” for a long time. 

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Faithfully yours - Confessions of a skeptical voter

By Neil Strohschein

We are still a few months away from the official dissolution of Parliament in preparation for the October federal election. But I have already received the first of what I am sure will be many visits by people hoping I will vote for their candidate (and their party) this fall.

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Homebodies - A day well spent

By Rita Friesen

As I completed the last trek of the day with my four footed friends - three laps around the tear drop drive – the day had passed before me as a slow Power Point presentation. It was good, really quite great. In the morning I carefully spot treated a couple of white pieces of apparel and hung them outside to dry. Cleaned, well, tidied, my bedroom. It had become a catch all, and had caught a fair bit. I tried changing the placement of the furniture, but ended up, after a thorough cleaning, putting everything back where it came from. Spent a bit of time trimming the lilacs. I used to do that in one fell swoop but this year, well, there wasn’t any rush and so over a three day period I snipped and clipped away at them. Did get the debris all transported to the burning pile. Broke for a bowl of soup with friends. Friendship, rest and back to work.

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Not so silent E - Neepawa Natives turn draft into must see TV

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(L to R) Eoin Devereux of the Neepawa Banner and Cody Buhler of Portage Online served as analysts for the MJHL draft.

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

The problem with being the first ever to attempt something is that you could also be the first ever to fail at it. Fortunately for the Neepawa Natives, that’s a burden they won’t have to bear when it comes to the 2015 MJHL bantam draft. 

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My perspective - Time to tell the world

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

Driving through Manitoba on the Trans Canada Highway, you could be forgiven for thinking that there isn’t much to Manitoba.  Except for a few sections, it’s a lot of wide open, flat prairie. Even Manitobans, who know that there is more to our province than wide expanses of flat, can get caught up in thinking that there isn’t much here. 

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