- Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Recycling across Neepawa remained uncollected on Monday, Jan. 2 at 3:30 p.m. The recycling that was left out was collected
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UPDATE: 10:18 am
On Tuesday, Jan. 3 this update was released from the Town Office regarding changes to Garbage and Recycling Days:
All addresses west of and including Mountain Avenue are Zone 1 with Recycling picked up on Tuesdays and Garbage picked up on Wednesdays.All addresses East of Mountain will be Zone 2 with Recycling picked up on Thursdays and Garbage picked up on Fridays. This will begin immediately, including today for Zone 1. See website or attached for map & details, posting by end of day. Thank you and we apologize for any confusion during the transition.
ORIGINAL STORY: 9:00 am
On Monday, Jan. 2, Neepawa residents were left wondering what was going on with Monday’s regularly scheduled recycling collection. As of 2:12 p.m., The Town of Neepawa posted a message on its facebook page that garbage and recycling collection would occur later in the week, due to the transition with the new contractor. The previous contact with TAC Ventures ended on Dec. 31 and a new contract with Souris-based MWM Environmental was in place effective Jan. 1.
- Published on Monday, January 2, 2017
Riding Mountain Progressive Conservative Association will host a gala evening to recognize retired MLA Leanne Rowat on Monday, Jan. 16 at Shoal Lake Community Hall. Rowat served as the PC MLA for 13 years in the Minnedosa (2003-11) and Riding Mountain (2011-16) constituencies. Leader of the PC Party of Manitoba, Brian Pallister, will be the guest speaker at the banquet.
- Published on Sunday, January 1, 2017
By Constable Kelson Panteluk
On Dec. 10 Treherne RCMP received a report that two males aged 29 and 42 from the Winnipeg area had been snowmobiling in Spruce Woods Provincial Park. They called 911 after they got lost on the trails.Treherne, Carberry and Portage la Prairie RCMP officers, with conservation officers from Manitoba Sustainable Development, deployed with snowmobiles and trucks. The males were located by RCMP after being lost for more than six hours. Both men were dressed for the weather and were able to start a fire; temperatures reached -35C.
These males survived because they were prepared. Here are some basic safety tips to keep in mind when heading out on a snowmobile or on marked snow trails this winter season:
• Don't ride alone.
• Be prepared. Carry spare fuel, survival gear and ensure you are dressed for the weather conditions.
• When travelling in areas with which you are unfamiliar, always make sure to carry a charged cellphone and GPS when you can.
• Travel on marked trails when in areas you have never before travelled.
• Always advise someone of what route you plan to take and when you plan to return.
• The law requires that you always wear an approved helmet.
• Snowmobiles are not to be operated on roadways, shoulders or sidewalks unless circumstances fall under other provisions laid out in the Off Road Vehicles Act.
• To cross a roadway on a snowmobile, a driver must have a valid driver’s licence.
• Like any other mode of transportation, only operate a snowmobile when sober and alert.
• Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is a minimum of 18 years old.
• Young persons over the age of 14 can ride without parental accompaniment, but cannot cross a roadway until they obtain a valid driver’s licence.
- Published on Friday, December 30, 2016
By Kate Jackman-Atkinson
The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press
As the seasons change, so does the decor in the dining room of Yellowhead Manor and it’s all thanks to the participants in the community’s Adult Day Program. Run by out of Neepawa’s Country Meadows Personal Care Home, the Adult Day Program gives seniors in the community a chance to keep their hands, bodies and minds active.