Sir John A. Macdonald's bicentennial is here

Arthur Milnes

For better or for worse, Canadians have traditionally not done a very good job in honouring our heroes, particularly past political leaders. Unlike our American and British cousins, and peoples in many other nations, we have been collectively hesitant to do so. Until now that is. 

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Faithfully Yours - We may never know "why?"

By Neil Strohschein

The year 2014 ended in a way that the citizens of Edmonton, Alta. will never forget.

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Homebodies - Words describe life and memories

By Rita Friesen

twaddle- verb; to talk foolishly. Twaddler –noun; one that twaddles. May also be spelled twattle. I love onomatopoeia, words that sound like there meaning.

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Not so silent E - The ice isn't always cleaner on the other side

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner 

The holiday season is usually the time of the year when people will overspend on big ticket items and argue with their loved ones about it. It seems as though municipalities are the same way with town council in Minnedosa recently voting in favour of taking out a $3.5-million debenture to assist in the construction a new recreational facility. The total price for phase one of the arena development, according to the most recent feasibility study, is estimated at around $9.3-million. 

 

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My Perspective - Time for a new tactic

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

Every year since 2001, the minimum wage rate in Manitoba has gone up. In 13 years, it has increased from $6.25 an hour to $10.70 an hour, an increase of 71 per cent.

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