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Portage La Prairie Central Plains Herald Leader (Newspaper) - November 8, 2008, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba4 Central Plains Herald Leader november 8, 2008 publisher Barry Clayton advertising director Donny Todoruk advertising Fay Jordan Cindy Makarchuk Brad Mcmurray Gary Townsend a free Publ i cat i on d i str i buted weekly i n Portage la Pra i r i e and the Central Pla i is Reg i on. P. O. Box 130, 1941 Saskatchewan ave. West Portage la Prairie my r1n 3b4 phone 204 857 3427 email news news Phera Loleader. Com fax 204 239 1270 email advertising weekly ads Phera Loleader. Com website thedarl graphic. Com managing editor publication agreement no. 40064683 Clarise Klassen editor Tara Seel sports editor Evan Clark accounts Mae barter circulation Guy Fiset letters to editor Central Plains Herald Leader welcomes letters from readers. All letters and emails must include the authors name address and Telephone number. Letters May be edited. Letters Are the expressed View of the author and do not represent the View of this newspaper. Send letters to editor p. O. Box 130, 1941 Saskatchewan ave. West Portage la Prairie my r1n 3b4 or by email to editor Phera Loleader. Com. Printed and published weekly by the daily graphic a subsidiary of Sun Media corp. A Quebe Cor Media company at 1941 Saskatchewan ave. West Portage la Prairie my the Central Plains Herald Leader reserves the right to delete any words or phrases deemed to be objectionable or to refuse to publish any advertisement. The Central Plains Herald Leader shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to any advertiser to appear in any or All of its newspapers or from any error or omission in any advertisement which is published. Copyright and or property rights subsist in All display advertising and other material appearing in this Issue of the Central Plains Herald Leader. Thedarl graphic. Com published by Bowes publishers limited the empathy Muscles of people in the Portage la Prairie area have been stretched and exercised in recent weeks. Just think Back to the past two weekends when hundreds of people turned out to help the Mcfarland and catch Way families in their search for their missing daughters in and around Portage. Those volunteers were acting out of empathy they put themselves in the place of those families and that led them to walk a mile and Many More in their shoes. The people of this Region have the Opportunity to do that again in a different but no less significant Way. This one is an Extension of the wave of yellow ribbons that appeared in the Region in september in preparation for the return of our soldiers from their tour of duty in Afghanistan. As grateful As we Are that we did not lose any of our soldiers during their recent tour of duty to Afghanistan although at least one Portage was injured we must also recognize the sacrifice of those who have died in that conflict with the Taliban. The empathy Felt locally for the families whose loved ones were overseas can Lead to a clearer perspective among us of what it would have been like if one of those soldiers had been killed by a Bullet or Roadside bomb. That and movies such As the recently released pass Hendele now in theatres can Lead us to a better understanding of the sacrifices made and losses Felt in previous world conflicts. And All of that should Lead us to put a Little More Effort into commemorating those sacrifices and losses on remembrance Day. People who dwell in sadness for too Long can grow callous towards it. Or they sometimes say there is so much other sadness in the world and More pressing issues in which to involve themselves. But the Central Plains people have put such an Effort into their yellow ribbons. They have shown they have a heart for Canadas Brave men and women in uniform. Lets focus on that and take time on remembrance Day to remember those who died in defence of this country democracy and Freedom. Clarise Klassen is the managing editor of the Central Plains Herald Leader. Walk a mile in a soldiers boots who can vote in the Canadian wheat Board Cwb director elections All Grain Farmers on the Prairies. If you grew any of the seven major grains and oilseed in 2007 or 2008, you have a voice. Its that simple. And i strongly urge you to speak up. As a Farmer elected director and chairman of the cd bus Board of directors i am committed to this democratic process for the Farmers of Western Canada. The Cwb belongs to Farmers. We All have a right to participate in the discussion Over its direction and its future. Voting in the election is an important Way to participate. The Cwb has again asked Meyers Norris Penny map chartered accountants to administer the election. It is important to us the process be perceived As fair and objective. Thatus Why we rely on a trusted external company to manage the procedures and count the votes. If you live in one of districts 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 and a vent received a ballot by nov. 7, you can still get on the voters list. You can find out More from in pcs election website at wow. Cwb election. Com or Call them at 1 877 500 0795. The issues surrounding the Cwb directly affect our farm businesses. Lets work together to make it work for us. Please make an Effort to vote. Larry Hill Cwb Board chairman poverty issues dont matter much Little importance was Given to poverty issues by the conservative government before and after the recent elections. It seems like each time we address such issues harpers government is on defence or uncomfortable. I believe conservative governments like harpers but also organizations like the world Bank and if tend to minimize the extent of poverty. It is naturally a question of also minimizing the damages resulting from our economic system to prove instead its efficiency even if facts and poverty data prove How this system truly generates poverty and inequalities around the world. The goal is to convince Rich countries citizens the measures in place gradually eliminate poverty at Home or elsewhere in the world. With their consciousness Well asleep How easy it becomes to exclude the fight against poverty from priorities and to slowly focus on military issues and assistance to Large companies. Its easy As Long As citizens like you and me dont speak up. Bruno Marquis Gatineau que. Your voice counts in the Cwb

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