Tire program helps improve safety

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With winter settling in and driving conditions deteriorating, Manitobans are invited to apply for the new winter tire low-interest financing program. Since being launched this fall, more than 10,000 people have already signed up.

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Snow blower safety

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According to weather forecasters, the winter of 2014–15 will see below-normal temperatures for about three-quarters of the nation. That means snow blowers could be getting a workout this winter.

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RACF - Dec 25

By Donna Morken 



Rivers and Area Community Foundation (RACF) supports a great variety of projects for our area.  For our fifth anniversary celebration director Craig Allison created a pie graph which depicts the categories we have allocated grants to; these percentages directly correlate to the  applications we receive. This year we received over $96,000 worth of requests and gave out $11,020.24. According to Canada Revenue Agency regulations, community foundations can never spend the capital, they are only allowed to spend the interest they receive on that capital.

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Charging one week, complimentary the next

By Sheila Runions

      Banner Staff


On Saturday, Dec. 6 Rivers and Area Lions Club held a pancake breakfast before the annual Santa Claus parade. The organization charged for that meal but exactly one week later (Saturday, Dec. 13) they provided a free supper to area senior citizens.

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Africa fundraising update

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As 2014 comes to an end, we would like to acknowledge people for their support of our fundraiser this fall, for buying pumpkins or donating to the orphanage and the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Ian and Petty Whyte are back in Kenya at the Springs of Life Children’s Home. They built another fundraising house in Brandon this summer; the house is still for sale.

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