The view from my chair - The Christmas Spirit

By Alan Gillies

G.E.M. Media

“I hate Christmas.”

I’ve heard many people say that, just as often as I’ve heard many others state that they love this time of year. Personally, I’m not at present all that fond of the season. It's cold, it's expensive and it's far too hectic.

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My Perspective - What we're made of

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

On July 1, the patriotism in Canada is palpable. Across the country, from sea to sea, it’s red and white and maple leaves as we celebrate Canada Day and it’s easy to feel an overwhelming sense of pride in this great nation. But it’s now December, why am I talking about Canada Day?

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Not so silent E - I'm always a day early but a litre short

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

I travelled to the city over the weekend to do a little shopping. Fortunately, it did not involve the purchase of overpriced Christmas presents, as my family decided years ago that the greatest gift we could give to one another over the holiday season was the gift of not having to buy stuff for one another. (I’m a grown man; I can buy my own underwear and toasters, thank you very much.) 

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Right in the Centre - Unions in control

By Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner

Tuesday’s Winnipeg Free Press summarizes the staffing situation in Premier Greg Selinger’s office. “Selinger, facing a rebellion within the NDP caucus over his leadership, hired two new staffers last month, paying them six-figure salaries.

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The view from my chair...or couch

By Alan Gillies

G.E.M. Media. Submitted article.

I haven’t been writing lately. Most people usually assume I’m busy. They’re usually right.The past two months, however, haven’t been very “usual”, even for me.

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