Roads dug up in Neepawa


By Banner Staff

Some massive infrastructure work is underway at the corner of Brown Avenue and Ellen Street in Neepawa. Road crews appear to be replacing water and sewer lines in the area. No word at time as to how long the work will disrupt traffic in the area.

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Movie extras needed!

The Amityville Playhouse is looking for extras on Monday, Sept 29. Extras will be needed at 10am for an audience scene and at 2 pm. for an outdoos scene.  Both scenes will take a few hours to film.  For more information, call 204-476-2214.

Games soon returning for seniors

By Myrtle Wooldridge. Secretary


The Sept. 18 meeting of Rivers 50+ Club was called to order by president Adrienne Beaudin; she welcomed 21 members and two guests.

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Neepawa Council approves deal to complete CN property

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

On Sept 16, the Town of Neepawa council met for their regular council meeting. Just into fall, councillors had little to report about their individual council activities but the meeting set the stage for what could be a busy fall in the town.

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RACF helps with breakfast

By Jessie Bell

Rivers Elementary School resource teacher Mandy Johnston has started her third year as leader of the student breakfast program. It’s held every Monday and Wednesday through Friday from 8:30-8:55 a.m.; Tuesday is reserved for breakfast at the rink.

Teaching staff made donations in 2012 to get the program started and Rivers and Area Lions Club provided a dishwasher. This season, Rivers and Area Community Foundation (RACF) and Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba (CNCM) have each provided financial support. The breakfast program was the recipient of an $800 RACF grant which allowed the purchase of a refrigerator, blenders and a kettle. With these supplies it is now possible to make fruit smoothies. CNCM donated money to purchase dishes, cereal, juices, milk, yogurt, fruit, jam and honey. 

The Honey House Bakery and Cafe in Rivers has donated bread and the students’ favourites: cinnamon buns and muffins. Kuipers Bakery of Brandon also donates some bread  and Rivers Girl Guides has also provided some breakfast food.

Elementary teachers and students are proud of the community support in providing any child in the school a healthy, well-balanced breakfast to start their day off right. The program also continues because of support from staff, some dedicated high school students and other volunteers who work each morning.