The wife takes a turn - Call in the volunteers

By Christine Wadell

Neepawa Banner & Press

Wars are fought on the battle front, but they are won at home. The volunteers at home supported every battle or war to the point that without them, all would have been lost.

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Column like I see 'em - Canada is (at the) back!

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

Is anybody feeling all that confident about Canada’s procurement and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines right about now? Because the updates we’re all hearing from the federal government regarding their arrival over the next little while is not building much confidence in me.

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Right in the centre - Random thoughts

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

•Last week’s column on Canada Post caused a fair bit of reaction, all confirming what I said. Canada Post has a very big top-down problem. They are out of touch with their local postal workers and local management. Warehouses, and even semi-trailers, get backed up with parcels, even the First Class mail is being delayed for days.

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Right in the centre - Canada Post problem at the top

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

I have no intention of causing any grief to local post office workers. I know they are sharing the same frustrations as everyone else. As a newspaper, we have never had anything except good service from our local post offices. There’s the key word, local. Local people get it, they know how to do the best for the customers, friends, neighbours and for  themselves. It’s the same as any business. Local is the best service, usually.

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Right in the centre - Please listen more

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

For a number of reasons, I held off writing this column until Wednesday morning, which is really pushing the patience of our staff. The paper gets sent to print on Wednesday and we can’t be late. Printing presses are like trains, they are supposed to run on schedule.

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