Faithfully Yours - What we can do for our country

By Neil Strohschein

The Neepawa Banner

January 21, 1961 was a cold and blustery day in Washington, DC. A heavy snow had fallen the previous night, leaving many to wonder if the event scheduled for that day would go ahead.

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My perspective - More imagination

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

This week, we celebrated Canada Day. In 1867, Canada was established as a self-governing dominion, an autonomous region under the British crown, through the British North America Act. The document created the federal and provincial levels of government, as well as the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. In the subsequent years, we would see our country grow and change shape, but literally and figuratively. 

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Right in the centre - A clear but flawed choice

By Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner

Canada is at a crossroads with the upcoming federal election. At this point, there are only really two choices for government and for prime minister. The NDP and Thomas Mulcair and the Conservative Party of Canada and Stephen Harper.

Is there really a choice?

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Work together or fight

By Vern May

Minnedosa & Area Community Development Corporation

What if we both want the same customers? Is it better to go to war to compete for those dollars or to collaborate in areas which best serve our clientele? It’s probably easier and more productive to work together — or we could fight.

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Homebodies - Going to Portage for parts

By Rita Friesen

I deliberately chose to travel down highway 16. I wanted to note the progress on the construction and I had all the time in my world. Three pilot vehicles later. The first smile came when I started counting the blue or tan portable toilets dotted the roadside. As many as there used to be grain elevators!   Not nearly as impressive but just as necessary. 

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