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New Funding, Old Problem for News Outlets: Jackman-Atkinson

New Funding, Old Problem for News Outlets: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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NEEPAWA, Man. — The newspaper industry is one in flux. While the various components that make up the industry are often lumped together, the reality isn’t nearly such a homogeneous group. There are dailies and weeklies, rural and urban markets, chains and independents. The problems of one aren’t necessarily the problems of all.

At the national level, there is great concern about the loss of publications, as chains like Postmedia, Glacier and Torstar close papers to either consolidate or leave a market. There’s legitimate concern about what this means for democracy, what it means when there are fewer watchdogs in the corridors of power. Part of the problem is that the daily newspaper business used to be very profitable. People talk of the “good old days,” when daily newspaper owners were flush with cash and owned sports teams. Like almost every other industry, ours was fundamentally changed by the digital revolution. Instead of adapting, to start with, the country’s biggest players thought that maybe if they owned more, they would be protected from this new reality. All that we ended up with was a media landscape heavily concentrated in the hands of a few over-leveraged companies, desperate to make their next loan payment.

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Rogers Enhancing Wireless Service in Winnipeg, Parts of Manitoba

Rogers Enhancing Wireless Service in Winnipeg, Parts of Manitoba

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Rogers Communications is enhancing wireless service in Manitoba by upgrading infrastructure in eight locations throughout the province.

Areas to see service improvements include South Transcona, Linden Woods, Beliveau, Provencher Boulevard, King Edward Street and Powell Avenue in Winnipeg, as well as Falcon Lake, Woodridge and Neepawa.

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Small Businesses the Lifeblood of Rural Communities: Jackman-Atkinson

Small Businesses the Lifeblood of Rural Communities: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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You can get everything you want on Amazon, except for a vibrant community. Rural towns may be diverse, but they all have one thing in common; if you look up and down their Main Streets, you’ll find small businesses.

According to Industry Canada, this country is home to over 1.14 million small business and each day, these entrepreneurs wake up and get to work, doing the heavy lifting of driving Canada’s economy. Small businesses are the lifeblood of rural communities, not only do they provide local goods and services, they also provide employment and support for local organizations and events. Big business might get all the limelight, but for one week, at least, it’s time for small business to shine.

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Seniors a Vital Part of Our Communities: Jackman-Atkinson

Seniors a Vital Part of Our Communities: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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NEEPAWA, Man. — Through their knowledge and their efforts, seniors give a tremendous amount to our towns, villages and rural municipalities. In this week’s paper, we are celebrating Seniors’ Week, which aims to recognize the contributions made by seniors to our communities. You don’t have to look far to see the vital role they play.

The population of seniors in Canada is growing and the 2016 Census showed that our country had reached a milestone; for the first time ever recorded, there were fewer children than seniors. The fastest growing segment of the population in Census 2016 was those over 100 years old. It wasn’t a surprise, just the end result of two long-term trends: longer life expectancies and declining birth rates. These trends aren’t expected to reverse and by 2031, Statistics Canada predicts that almost a quarter of Canada’s population will be over 65-years-old.

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A Beef with Meat: Jackman-Atkinson

A Beef with Meat: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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NEEPAWA, Man. — Every hero needs a villain and it seems that farmers are unknowingly being cast into that role.

At the end of July, New York-based company, WeWork, announced they would no longer support the consumption of meat. Not only would they not serve red meat, pork or poultry to their 6,000 workers at company events, but they will also no longer reimburse employees’ expense claims for meals which include meat.

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Three Manitobans Arrested and Charged in Relation to Neepawa Homicide

Three Manitobans Arrested and Charged in Relation to Neepawa Homicide

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Kelsie Lesergent, 20, is the third person to be charged by Manitoba RCMP for second-degree murder in the death of a Neepawa man. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Manitoba RCMP have arrested 20-year-old Brandon woman and charged her with second-degree murder related to a Neepawa homicide.

Kelsie Lesergent, 20, was arrested late Friday connection to the death of a 62-year-old man on November 25, 2017.

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Hay, There’s a Problem: Jackman-Atkinson

Hay, There’s a Problem: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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NEEPAWA, Man. — It’s been a dry summer, after a winter that didn’t see a lot of snowfall and another dry summer last year. For livestock and forage producers, this prolonged dry spell has meant that hay crops are down, way down.

Across the western part of the province, where the drought has been most pronounced, hay crops are down as much as 3/4 in some places. I know producers whose hay fields yielded close to 1/10th of what they usually produce.

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