My perspective - Questions, no answers

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

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Another week, another COVID-19 column. I promise, I do have other things I’d like to write about, but it’s hard when most of our lives are on hold, as we watch this virus race around the world.

The newspaper is a special form of media because it has a unique sort of permanence. Go into the archives and you can find stories from over 100 years ago. While they may be changed by corrections in future editions, those printed words can’t be revised– the original words will always remain. Those pages remain forever as a snapshot of a certain time and place.

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Column like I see 'em - It’s okay to be scared, it’s not okay to be selfish and stupid

By Eoin Devereux

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I’m scared... Now I know, a man of my age, who was raised on the examples of stoic 1980s action movie tough guys, isn’t supposed to admit to even having feelings, let alone feelings of fear. I am afraid and I feel absolutely no shame or embarrassment in admitting that to you. Nobody can leave their house and everybody is losing their jobs. It’s okay for me to be a little freaked out by that… and it’s okay for you to be freaked out too.

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My perspective - Once upon a time

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

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Do you remember, back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, when you could walk someone to their flight? Remember when you could go through security at an airport with nail clippers or a bottle of water? Remember when you could use a knife to eat once past airport security?

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Right in the centre - Caring is the key

By Ken Waddell

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Internationally known columnist, Gwynne Dyer said this week, “….Here’s a silver lining, if you want one: in every country, we have collectively decided, without even an argument, that we care more about the lives of our fellow citizens than we do about the damned economy.”

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My perspective - Uncertain times

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

Usually, I like to write my columns on the weekend. It’s a lot easier to organize my thoughts outside the bustle of the office, but it’s a risky strategy this week. Usually, not much changes between when I write and when we go to print, but I feel confident that won’t be the case this week.

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