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Strength in Numbers: Jackman-Atkinson

Strength in Numbers: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Chuck Davidson
Chuck Davidson (HANDOUT)

NEEPAWA, Man — Last week, the Neepawa business community got a reminder of the good that can come from working together. Chuck Davidson, president of the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce, was in town to visit local businesses and speak at the Neepawa Chamber’s annual general meeting. It marked a good opportunity to step back and look at the big picture.

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Manitoba Charities Impacted by Changes to Giving Program

Manitoba Charities Impacted by Changes to Giving Program

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

NEEPAWA, Man. — Changes to Manitoba Hydro’s charitable giving policy are making it a little harder for employees to support charitable organizations close to home. Previously, employees could donate to charities directly through automatic payroll deductions, as well as to one of 14 local allocation funds, which was matched by the corporation and distributed by the local fund committee. Under the old giving program, smaller, Neepawa-based charities, such as the Neepawa United Way, Neepawa and Area Palliative Care and the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation received numerous donations from Hydro staff.

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Neepawa’s Community TV Station Opens Up Opportunity to Learn Media Biz

Neepawa’s Community TV Station Opens Up Opportunity to Learn Media Biz

By Ken Waddell, myWestman

Video Camera

NEEPAWA, Man. — NACTV has been in operation as a community access TV station serving Neepawa and area since 1977. The broadcast license is held by an eight-person, community-elected board. The station broadcasts mostly locally produced programs, seven days a week, 365 days a year, on Channel 12, MTS Channel 30, Bell ExpressVu 592 and on-line through the station’s website, nactv.tv.

In 2016, upon the retirement of the long-time manager at NACTV, the board of directors entered into an agreement with the management and technical staff of the Neepawa Banner to operate the Neepawa downtown studio, at 423 Mountain Avenue, the live broadcast studio at the Yellowhead Centre Arena and on-site videography work in the area.

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Telling Stories: Manitoba’s Cattle Industry

Telling Stories: Manitoba’s Cattle Industry

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Cattle Farm

NEEPAWA, Man. — For an industry wanting to tell its story, it’s impossible to overstate the importance of information. For the agricultural industry, the time to gather that information is now. In the coming years, the industry is going to face an increasing number of outside challenges, from concerns over the environmental impacts of various agricultural activities, to the pricing of carbon that we know is coming sooner or later, the industry needs to be able to tell its story with facts and figures.

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Time for a New Approach: Jackman-Atkinson

Time for a New Approach: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Davidson House
Davidson House (PROVINCE OF MANITOBA)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Soon, Neepawa will lose a local landmark and reminder of its early prominence. After years of neglect, the Davidson House is slated for demolition.

Built in 1887 for the town’s co-founder, businessman and politician John A. Davidson, the Davidson House stands proudly at the top of the hill on the east side of Neepawa. For more than 100 years, it has watched over the town’s development, seen by everyone as they travelled down Main Street (Highway 16).

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Two Kinds of Talent

Two Kinds of Talent

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Malcolm Gladwell
Author Malcolm Gladwell (FASTCOMPANY.COM)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Last week, I had the opportunity to catch up on some podcasts — one of which was author Malcolm Gladwell’s new podcast, Revisionist History. One episode, called “Hallelujah,” particularly stood out. It looks at two kinds of talent, the kind that bursts on to the scene and the kind that takes some time to develop.

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A Province on the Move

A Province on the Move

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Semi-Trailer Trucks

NEEPAWA, Man. — Over the centuries, many things have changed in Manitoba, but throughout our history, one thing hasn’t — the importance of transportation. How we move has changed, but the fundamental importance of transportation to Manitoba and her people hasn’t.

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Cuts Keep on Coming to Neepawa: Jackman-Atkinson

Cuts Keep on Coming to Neepawa: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Neepawa

NEEPAWA, Man. — What’s $16,900 in a budget of more than $7.6 million? Not much, not even one percent. But for many Neepawa organizations, it’s a lot.

Last week, the town of Neepawa unveiled its preliminary budget and among the road repairs and transfers to reserve funds, were cuts to a number of grants distributed to local organizations. In 2015, the town gave out 22 grants totalling $133,795.95. In 2016, the budget proposes $116,895.95 in grants to 15 organizations.

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