My perspective - Perception and reality

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

As a middle of the road Canadian, I look at the political landscape and I’m concerned. Mostly, I’m concerned about the growing divisiveness I see elsewhere in the world and its creep into Canadian politics.

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Right in the centre - Standing behind words and actions

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

One thing that the internet has done for us is to provide more information than we could ever process. One big problem is that much of the information we are offered is false or, at best, not always accurate. It is tough to discern the truth, the facts, in amongst the mountains of stories we are offered.

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My perspective - Off? To work?

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

On any statutory holiday, at any time of the day or night, I can make a few taps on my phone and buy just about anything I want. Unfortunately, I can’t do the same in person. The reason isn’t economics, or the availability of staff, and it isn’t the case across the board. The reason is a jumbled mess of provincial regulations that guide which types of business can be open on holidays and which can’t.

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Right in the centre - One has to wonder

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

Given how much sense it makes to develop Canadian oil resources, one has to wonder why it is taking, or has taken, so long to get the job done. Canada exports a lot of oil, but it imports a lot as well. Why? It doesn’t make any sense.

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My perspective - What you know, and what you don’t

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

In a world that’s increasingly fragmented and siloed, we need newspapers. Or at least the service they provide–  a place to get a variety of news and advertising. Today, you can find out anything about anything. But what if you don’t know what you’re looking for? Or that you’re even looking for something?

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