An old idea about to be re-visited

Ken Waddell
Right in the Centre

There has been some very preliminary discussion about Social Impact Bonds. The PC party of Manitoba, under the leadership of Brian Pallister, is stating that socially progressive projects should be financed by way of private money through Social Impact Bonds. Social Impact Bonds (SIBs)are an idea that has started to emerge in Great Britain and apparently one project has developed in Saskatchewan. It’s a way of allowing private money to flow into projects and programs that meet a social need within the province.

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Where do we grow from here?

By Vern May

Minnedosa & Area Community Development Corporation

The mission itself is simple and clear: Create growth, encourage residents, business and industry to relocate to town, expanding our tax base and creating more jobs and opportunities for future generations. Seems straight forward enough, right?But before we can commit pen to paper on a marketing plan, we first need to identify the inventory of what we’re physically selling. If there’s no opportunity, how do we sell that?

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Herbs for Health - Probiotics: the 'friendly" bacteria

By Janet Husak and Karen Burton

Herbs for Health

Do you suffer from digestive or stomach ailments such as lactose intolerance, gas, bloating, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea or yeast infections? Then a probiotic may be what you need. A common interchangeable term is probiotic and acidophilus.  

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Homebodies - The church of my childhood

By Rita Friesen

The Neepawa Banner

Several weeks ago I took the opportunity to attend a Sunday morning worship service in the church of my childhood. My sister knew of my plans to be present but no other family members were aware of my coming. 

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Faithfully yours - Reinventing ourselves

By Neil Strohschein

The Neepawa Banner

As time passes, growing numbers of local congregations are being forced to make decisions that, 20 years ago, would never have been imagined. They are being forced to cease operations—close their buildings, liquidate and disburse the assets and find other places to worship. The pain these small congregations feel is worse than the pain of losing a loved one in death.

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