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The picture of Don Simms and Dorothy Taylor on last week’s front page was identified as a niece and nephew of Sam and Doris Henry. Don and Dorothy are Doris’ brother and sister; our apologies for this error.

President resigns, VP needed for Rivers Chamber

By Sheila Runions

Banner Staff

Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce held its latest meeting on Aug. 20 and on Aug. 19, president Melissa Macmillan emailed vice-president Ken Tait her resignation, effective immediately. Thankfully, Ken agreed to step into the chair 16 months ahead of schedule (presidency is a two-year term) and it was a seamless transition as he has chaired five of seven previous meetings. Since Ken accepted the new responsibility, another vice-president is required and of the 14 people present, none volunteered for the role.

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More jobs for Brandon with Behlen’s big new project


Press Release

Behlen Industries will soon start the biggest project in its history, which will create more jobs for Brandon workers. The company will complete the job with its Edmonton-based building partner, NWS Construction. The project includes the manufacturing of 31 buildings for Shell Canada’s Carmon Creek heavy oil development located near Peace River, Alta.

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Back to school

By Chief Bruce Klassen

Rivers Police Service

School is about to start (classes in Rivers resume on Sept. 3) and back to school safety steps should be followed. Motorists are advised to please observe the speed zone areas at Rivers Elementary and Rivers Collegiate and be mindful of laws relating to school buses. Should you be caught for exceeding the speed limit or passing a bus while unsafe to do so, you may be subject to a fine and two demerit points which will be added to your licence.

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Beever pitches no-hitter


By Sheila Runions

Banner Staff

Loyal readers will be familiar with the name Scott Beever of Rivers, and his success on the baseball diamond as a player and pitcher. He has competed in five provincial championships, four Western Canadian championships, two national championships, a Western Canada senior championship and two Canada Cups. On Aug. 7 Scott pitched the opening game of the annual Western Canadian Junior AAA championships, this year hosted in Winnipeg. A teammate with Elmwood Giants since 2011, that first game which saw them clean the board with a 3-0 score, was truly a team effort.

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