Neepawa is ready for the Terry Fox Run

By Eoin Devereux

An annual event that raises money for cancer research and celebrates one of Canada’s most beloved heroes makes its return to Neepawa. The Terry Fox Run is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 14 and will be held at the NACI track, starting at 2 pm, with registration set for 1:30 pm.

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Terry Fox Runs in Rivers and Rapid City

By Christa Veitch

      Health Promotion Co-ordinator

We are excited to bring the annual Terry Fox Run to Rivers. This year the run will be held on Sunday, Sept. 14. We want to ensure that Rivers can significantly contribute to the cure for cancer, so we invite you to come out, participate, have fun and raise some money for the cure!  

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Nursery school begins Sept. 8

By Jessie Bell

Classes begin at Rivers Kids Club nursery school on Monday, Sept. 8 in the basement of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Rivers. According to the registrations accepted in June, enrolment is between 45 and 50, with three-year-olds attending from 9-11:30 a.m., followed by four-year-olds from 12:30-3 p.m.  Tuesday and Thursday; combined classes will be Monday and Wednesday. 

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Election changes due to amalgamation

By Diane Kuculym

      Senior Election Official

The province of Manitoba passed legislation in 2012 forcing municipalities with populations of less than 1,000 to complete a plan to amalgamate by Dec. 2, 2013. RM of Blanshard, RM of Saskatchewan and Town of Rapid City have agreed to amalgamate to become RM of Oakview. Due to amalgamation, there will be many changes in the upcoming municipal election. The first council of Oakview will be composed of a head and six councillors. The head of council will be elected at large from the current municipalities of Blanshard, Saskatchewan and Rapid City (one reeve will be elected as opposed to two reeves and one mayor). Councillors of the new municipality are to be elected on the basis of two councillors elected at large from the following wards: Ward 1 is currently the Town of Rapid City, Ward 2 is currently the RM of Saskatchewan and Ward 3 is currently the RM of Blanshard.

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Tournament to support itself

By Sheila Runions

Banner Staff

After seven years of experience planning hockey tournaments in his former hometown of Cardale, Scott Peters of Rivers is switching seasons and co-ordinating a ball tournament in Rivers. The two-day affair will be held Sept. 19 and 20 on the UCT diamond and the old senior diamond, northeast of the easily recognizable UCT field. Scott admits he needs to clean that area before then but believes it to still be a playable space. But it is this lack of space that prompted the tournament.

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