Neepawa gym settles into new location


By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

The new space for Whitey’s Fitness Body Shop in Neepawa is taking shape. Earlier this week, the business completed its move to the basement at the former Co-op building, on Mountain Avenue. Owner and operator Sherrie Hockin said the new location provides them with much more space.

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Sears outlet returning to Neepawa


By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

It’s official, a Sears outlet will be reopening in Neepawa this fall.  Local business owner Maureen Turner signed the papers last week that will see her take over the Sears catalogue business in Neepawa.  

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Neepawa’s Terry Fox Run a huge success

Terry Fox Run

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

About 85 people took to the streets of Neepawa on Sunday to be a part of the annual Terry Fox Run. Kelly Krzyzaniak, the local Run Coordinator said about $7600 was brought in from the day, which raises money for cancer research and celebrates the memory of Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope. Krzyzaniak noted that’s unofficially about $1500 more than was brought in 2013.

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Elections and acclamations

By Sheila Runions

      Banner Staff

Nearly four years have passed since the last municipal election, but this Oct. 22 when voters go to the polls, locals will have to deal with changes. The province forced municipalities with fewer than 1,000 residents to amalgamate to create larger areas and thus, Town of Rivers and RM of Daly will become RM of Riverdale. RMs of Blanshard, Saskatchewan and Town of Rapid City will become RM of Oakview. Councils will still have seven representatives, and candidates had to file papers by Tuesday, Sept. 16. They have until Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. to withdraw their intent but that time is nearly 24 hours past this newspaper’s deadline and approximately two hours after it has been sent to the printer. Therefore the following information is subject to change, but is as accurate as we can possibly report.

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Super support for school

By Debbie Phythian

Close your eyes and imagine 60 children spending five mornings together in one building. I'm sure this created a variety of images in your mind, but for all of those involved in Rivers’ daily vacation Bible camp Weird Animals Week, it was an amazing five days. For the most part, these 60 children were divided into four groups that rotated through four stations where the daily Bible story and message were reinforced. 

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