Right in the Centre: Bad method, bad outcome

By Ken Waddell

The Banner

The day after Premier Greg Selinger salvaged his job as NDP party leader and premier, the Brandon Sun had an interesting line in their editorial. Speaking about leadership hopeful and second place candidate, Theresa Oswald, the Sun said, “Some very vocal union leaders and other influential voices in the party saw Oswald and the rest of the splinter group as acting out of self-interest rather than character.”

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My Prespective: Read all about it

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Banner

In today’s world, having strong literacy skills is extremely important. While traditional forms of written communication may be declining in popularity, the importance of literacy may in fact have increased.

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Homebodies - People always need to have fun

By Rita Friesen

I had the opportunity to meet with several youngsters that I didn’t know really well. Before embarking on a teaching session, I took time to get acquainted. Asking questions about favourite colours, birthdays and ages, and special toys, I gained some insight into interests and strengths. 

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Faithfully Yours - Let's heal together

By Neil Strohschein

This past week has not been an easy one for residents of two southern Manitoba communities.

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My perspective - It could have been better

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

Last week was an eventful week here in Neepawa, and not the good kind of eventful.  On Wednesday night, a fire levelled the Neepawa Home Hardware building, taking with it one of the town’s major retailers, the homes of eight people and the jobs of 13 people. Our friends and neighbours woke up Thursday morning without a home and without a job.

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