Shop Hometown winners!


With the help of Kinley Thomson Chartered Accountants' Chase Critchlow, Neepawa Banner owner/publisher Ken Waddell and editor Kate Jackman-Atkinson drew the Shop Hometown prize winners today. We are pleased to congratulate grand prize winner Al Farquhar, second prize winner Richard Buchanan and third prize winner Carol Bray!!! The gift certificate winners will be getting calls shortly. Thanks to all the businesses and local shoppers for their support!

Brandon Wheat Kings skate in Gladstone


L to R. Quitin Lisoway, Mark Taraschuk and Braylon Shmyr from the Brandon Wheat Kings. Photo by Eoin Devereux

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

Players in the Gladstone Minor Hockey program received some very special instruction on Monday, Dec. 8, as several members of the Brandon Wheat Kings took to the ice with them. 

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Hundreds see Santa in Rivers

By Sheila Runions

      Banner Staff


Temperatures reaching single digits on Saturday, Dec. 6 are credited for filled streets in Rivers during the Santa Claus parade, an annual event sponsored by Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce. More than 20 floats left Rivers Elementary School and passed by the hospital and some senior lodges before reaching the downtown district.

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The One That Got Away


Photos by John Drinkwater

Last weekend, a talented cast from Arden performed Eddie McPherson’s The One That Got Away. This dinner theatre production was performed by the Arden Theatre Group and staged at the Arden Community Centre.

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Bamboo Garden reopens

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

Last Sunday, the Bamboo Garden Restaurant in Neepawa reopened under new management. Vanessa Dieng and her husband Jason have operated a restaurant in Grandview for the last four years. Jason will continue to operate that restaurant.

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