Right in the centre - Hoping and praying

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

On Monday, several media outlets reported that Florida governor Ron DeSantis suspended remaining local COVID-19 restrictions within his state by executive order. It is part of a series of moves he said were meant to prevent government overreach in response to C-19. On the previous day, Florida reported 3,941 cases and 29 C-19 deaths. The population of Florida was reported as 21.48 million in 2019.

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Column like I see 'em - Is Trudeau trying to pull the ultimate internet troll job?

By Eoin Devereux

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Prime minister Justin Trudeau is finding out that you DO NOT mess with a Canadian’s ability to watch other people play video games on YouTube or access adorable videos of puppies on Tik Tok.

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Right in the centre - Until May 26, you say?

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

Before I go any further, let me say that it looks like I made a mistake in my column two weeks ago, writing about the number of deaths due to all causes in 2019 versus 2020. I quoted the figures accurately, but it was pointed out to me that the stats are reported from July 1 to June 30 so the 2020 figures I wrote about didn’t show the actual deaths for July 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020. In other words, COVID-19 may have raised the actual number of death by more than the 120 or so it appeared to be. We won’t know until the stats are totalled.

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Right in the centre - Canada is in a lot of trouble, a lot

By Ken Waddell

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The Winnipeg Sun summed up the new federal budget this way: “They’re planning to create a national day care program, increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour and throw billions of more dollars at pet ‘green’ projects, among other new gimmicks. We’re seeing the same attitude that led Trudeau to break his original promise of sticking to only ‘modest’ $10 billion deficits. Now we’re left with red ink as far as the eye can see.”

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Right in the centre - A careful examination of the statistics

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

No matter how tough things are, it’s best to know the facts. There is no doubt that we have been through a tough time. COVID-19 has caused deaths, sickness, anxiety and fear. All those things are very real.

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