My perspective - Problems and solutions

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

Last weekend, I covered the nomination meeting to determine the PC candidate for the Agassiz riding in the next provincial election. It was a hard fought race and one that wasn’t characterized by the mud slinging so often seen when opposing parties go to war in an election. As PC leader Brian Pallister pointed out, a nomination race is a battle among friends.

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Homebodies: Lessons to learn

By Rita Friesen

The Banner

The Reader’s Digest was the magazine of choice in our farm home. Chock full of information on a wide variety of topics, it became a mini library in a farm home. Some humour, some faith, some economics and strong personalities filled the pages. One article that jumps to my memory is one written, in all sincerity, back in the ‘50s, debating whether black people could be as intelligent as white. We have, thankfully, come a long way. 

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Faithfully Yours: To preserve and protect

Several years ago, in conjunction with the launching of its Community Internet Site, Neepawa’s Public Library hosted an evening to introduce patrons to the world of virtual vacations. Those who attended were shown how to tour the world without ever leaving the comforts of home.

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Right in the Centre: Bad method, bad outcome

By Ken Waddell

The Banner

The day after Premier Greg Selinger salvaged his job as NDP party leader and premier, the Brandon Sun had an interesting line in their editorial. Speaking about leadership hopeful and second place candidate, Theresa Oswald, the Sun said, “Some very vocal union leaders and other influential voices in the party saw Oswald and the rest of the splinter group as acting out of self-interest rather than character.”

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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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