My perspective - 2020 visions

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

By the time people are reading this, the calendar will have rolled over to 2020. Because of closures at our printer and Canada Post, the Dec. 27 paper was printed the week before and the Banner office was semi-closed for the week of Christmas. Apart from some very big news— the discovery of a body and subsequent murder investigation— it’s been pretty quiet over the last week. This break gave everyone a well deserved chance to reflect on the year that passed and look ahead to the next one.

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Right in the centre - Sacred cows?

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

Recycling is a sacred cow that we should butcher and enjoy on the barbecue.

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My perspective - Levelling the field

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

Earlier this month, the federal government gave Canadian businesses an early Christmas present.  On Dec. 9, Finance minister Bill Morneau announced plans to tax tech giants on the revenue earned by their Canadian operations. The move is something many Canadian companies have been calling for and will help create a more level playing field.

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Right in the centre - Happy New Year

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

It’s hard to not to have a happy New Year in Canada. We are very blessed in this country, in this province and in this region. We have very few problems compared to other parts of the world. 

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Column like I see 'em - Andrew Scheer has us at a Conservatives crossroads

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

Thank you Santa! Thank you for this most unexpected Christmas gift; the gift of federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer stepping down. The announcement on Thursday, Dec. 12 of Scheer’s resignation came as a complete shock to me. But while I was surprised by the decision, I can’t say that it bothered me all that much, because, quite honestly Andrew Scheer never connected with me as a voter. I was not alone in that disconnect, as it was Scheer’s inability to resonate with some voters that ultimately led to his undoing. Well,… that and the alleged secret slush fund for his kids’ tuition,… but mostly the disconnect. 

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