80 years ago
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1933
A sign at the intersection of No. 4 and No. 5 Highways in Neepawa give the distance to Riding Mountain National Park, via Norgate as 37 miles.
Quite correct, if it refers to the entrance, but it is far from the objective of the average tourist who might figure that at the end of this distance he would be safely landed at Wasagaming.
The distance from the gate to the town site should also be stated. It does not pay to fool a motorist because false information is bound to have its reactionary effect.
70 years ago
Thursday, Aug. 12, 1943
Parties owing hospital accounts to the R.M. of Rosedale are urged to clean up their indebtedness. A discount of 15 per cent will be allowed if accounts are paid by Sept. 1, 1943.
60 years ago
Thursday, Aug. 13, 1953
Judges of the Manitoba Good Roads Association have this week begun a province wide inspection tour of Manitoba’s municipal roads and Towns and Villages to see what they have done about road maintenance and beautification.
“These competitions are sponsored by the association to make the province more attractive,” Good Roads Officials said as they left on their tour.
50 years ago
Friday, Aug. 9, 1963
A Neepawa man and a Gilbert Plains man are being held in custody at Dauphin pending charges arising from a Friday night break-in and robbery at the Neepawa Golf and Country Club.
The thieves entered the building through a window on the south side, forced open a soft drink cooler and took $130 from a cash box, which had been left there over night. They also made off with a transistor radio.
Corporal C. Tiller of Brandon CIB was called in to assist Neepawa Police in the ensuing investigation and found several fingerprints on the cooler.
40 years ago
Thursday, Aug. 9, 1973
The suites above stores along Mountain Avenue and Hamilton Street in Neepawa have been without street numbers for some time now, and the tenants in these suites have a reasonable complaint about this.
Visitors looking for the tenants cannot find them, because so many stores have not got their street numbers displayed.
This matter was brought to the attention of Town Council at the Tuesday, Aug. 7 meeting by councillor Eric Pettit.
Mr. Pettit said these numbers are available to store owners – they can even be found in the telephone book as the town was numbered years ago.
30 years ago
Thursday, Aug. 11, 1983
All three levels of government shared the spotlight Aug. 9, when Neepawa’s water distribution system was officially opened at the site of the new water tower.
Federal Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan said the $1,080,000 project was a result of co-operation on the part of all levels of government.
The federal government provided $643,000 in funding, plus the expertise of the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA), the federal agency of Agriculture Canada, who were responsible for work in the town.
The provincial government threw in a balance of $437,000 in the form of a loan from the province to the town.
20 years ago
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1993
No-fault insurance should result in an Auto Pac premium reduction for the majority of Manitoba motorists next year.
The Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation has announced basic Auto Pac premiums will be reduced by an average of 3.4 per cent, backtracking on an earlier plan to increase overall rates by 9.5 per cent.
“The implementation of a no-fault injury compensation plan is expected to reduce Auto Pac claim costs by $48,000,000 this year,” said MPI spokesman David Kidd.
10 years ago
Monday, Aug. 18, 2003
A 13-year-old Alberta boy was killed and nine people were injured in a horrific six-vehicle pileup west of Neepawa Thursday morning.
The wreck took place around 9:50 a.m. one mile east of the Franklin turnoff on a stretch of Highway 16 between Neepawa and Minnedosa under construction.
Yellowhead (Minnedosa) RCMP said a Manitoba Highways pilot vehicle had just finished escorting a long line of vehicles west through the construction area when the accident took place.
They said it appears two of the vehicles collided, setting off a chain reaction. The vehicles had not yet reached highway speed when the collision took place, they said.