Neepawa Articles

Investing in Manitoba’s Agricultural Future: Jackman-Atkinson

Investing in Manitoba’s Agricultural Future: Jackman-Atkinson

NEEPAWA, Man. — The province’s agricultural industry faces a major challenge when it comes to succession — the high cost of entry. Few other jobs require such a high upfront investment; you don’t need to own a hospital to become a doctor or a school to become a teacher, but you need a farm to be a farmer.

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Canadians and Their Unapologetic Empathy for Being Sorry

Canadians and Their Unapologetic Empathy for Being Sorry

NEEPAWA, Man. — “Sorry.” While we may not claim total ownership of the word, as we can with “eh,” it’s as Canadian a word as you will find. On any street, in any Canadian town or city, you will find someone unnecessarily apologizing for bumping into an inanimate object.

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Visitors Wanted: Manitoba Has So Much to Offer

Visitors Wanted: Manitoba Has So Much to Offer

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press NEEPAWA, Man. -- Have you dreamed of looking into the Mona Lisa’s eyes, sitting on the beach in Barcelona, or standing in St. Mark’s Square in Venice? Across the globe, many people are now making their travel dreams...

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Jackman-Atkinson: Where’s the Beef?

Jackman-Atkinson: Where’s the Beef?

NEEPAWA, Man. — It’s been a little over a year since provincial Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced an ambitious goal to grow the province’s beef cattle herd from about 400,000 animals, to pre-BSE levels, about 750,000 animals, by 2026.

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Agreement Disagreement: Jackman-Atkinson

Agreement Disagreement: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press NEEPAWA, Man. -- Manitoba is one of the few remaining jurisdictions in which project labour agreements (PLA) are used, but that might be changing. On November 3, the provincial government opened consultations on...

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Canada’s Contribution to Aerospace: Jackman-Atkinson

Canada’s Contribution to Aerospace: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, The Neepawa Banner & Press NEEPAWA, Man. -- The airplane is an iconic image of World War II. While planes were used in WWI, their transformation from a mostly reconnaissance tool to a full-fledged weapon was a defining characteristic of...

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Keeping Manitoba Moving: Jackman-Atkinson

Keeping Manitoba Moving: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, The Neepawa Banner NEEPAWA, Man. -- “We don’t deliver babies or bad news.” That’s how Manitoba Trucking Association general manager Terry Shaw described the breadth of his industry in an interview a few years ago. Living in rural Manitoba,...

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