Homebodies - Beauty and the beast?

By Rita Friesen

I grabbed a big black garbage bag and headed down the drive. It appears that my home is the exact right distance from town. People toss junk. I would love to blame it on passing cars, but cars don’t do things like that. It was a person that flung the pop cans, glass bottle, an insulated liner from a man’s winter boot, and (I do wear gloves!) a four litre plastic half full of urine. No, I did not do a sniff test. Bet my assumption is correct though. Papers and plastics and lines of twine, I get that. But hard core garbage, really? 

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Faithfully Yours - An international response to an international tragedy

By Neil Strohscein

As I write these words, we are several days away from knowing the full extent of the loss of life and property damage caused by last weekend’s earthquake in Nepal.

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My perspective - Let no one be alone

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

Next week, special events and activities will take place to mark the fourth annual Let No One Be Alone week. Started in 2011 by Brenda Tonn, the resource coordinator for Plumas Senior Support Services, the province-wide initiative aims to help those who live alone or who are isolated.

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Right in the centre - Where did all the money go?

By Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner

The federal government has introduced a balanced budget, it’s about time. The province of Manitoba is introducing a deficit budget. Again! Shame on them.

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Are we inclusive?

By Vern May

Minnedosa & Area Community Development Corporation

There’s something very comfortable in “the way it’s always been done” isn’t there?  Being born and raised in a prairie town, we come to know that Joe always looks after this, that’s Bob’s project over there and there’s a number of standing committees and clubs that each hold ownership of their own specific projects, all in the greater good of the community.

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