My perspective - Friendlier skies?

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

Air travel, it’s something many Canadians dread. While travellers may be excited to reach their destinations, the process of getting there– which involves the general feeling that you’re no longer being treated as a human– isn’t part of that excitement. That could be changing.

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Right in the centre - Passive tourism one key to a town’s viability

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

Ihave known many people who are dismissive about the value of hockey in rural Manitoba. There are many more who may never have thought about the value of hockey games and tournaments. The same can be said about any event that brings people to town.

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My perspective - Give and take

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

When the federal or provincial governments look at agriculture in the context of emissions and carbon taxes, it’s usually seen as a contributor.  It’s true that agriculture is a consumer of fossil fuels— burned in tractors and combines or to heat greenhouses— but those in the industry also know that agriculture is on the other side of the equation. According to the 2016 Census of Agriculture, there were 159 million acres in agricultural production, giving farmers a huge role to play in activities like carbon sequestration and managing or mitigating the effects of more severe weather.

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Right in the centre - It has been a good year

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

As I prepared to write this year end column, I looked back at last year’s. In it, I noted it had been a tough year for newspapers in general, as several papers had closed. This year hasn’t seen nearly as many closures across North America and none in Manitoba.

In fact, there have been some new papers start up in the U.S., but I am not sure if there have been start-ups in Canada.

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My perspective - This is why we can't have nice things

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

On Friday, Neepawa area residents received some news that seems to have become all too common. At around lunch time, the Town announced that the change rooms at the Flats would be closed to the public and locked for the weekend, following another incident of graffiti. Despite cameras, problems with graffiti and vandalism at the site have been ongoing.

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