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Grandview’s Main Street is missing a longtime fixture in the local community with the closing of the Grandview Exponent newspaper after 117 years.

Last edition of 117-year-old rural newspaper hits newsstands

The Exponent in Grandview published its last edition February 28. It first rolled off the presses March 7, 1901

Residents of Grandview have read the last edition of their weekly local newspaper, publishing weekly for well over a century. The Chaloners, owners of the Exponent announced on the front page of the February 28 edition that this would be its last after 117 years in business. It marks the end of an era in

Canola Stages An Impressive Comeback

For three-times-daily market reports from Don Bousquet and RNI, visit “ICE Futures Canada updates” at www.manitobacooperator.ca Gr a i n and oilseed prices at ICE Futures Canada in Winnipeg closed the week ended Oct. 30 mixed with canola higher and barley lower. Canola prices climbed back after their collapse on the news that China would


Listeria Committee Back In Gear

Government and opposition MPs on a special Commons subcommittee investigating last summer’s listeria outbreak have ironed out their differences and will begin questioning witnesses in late April. The first meeting of the subcommittee turned into a two-hour quarrel when NDP MP Malcolm Allen proposed an extension of the committee’s investigation to the end of the

LETTERS – for Nov. 6, 2008

Drainage maintenance still allowed In response to the article “Licence exemption for minor drainage works removed,” which appeared in the Oct. 30 edition of the Manitoba Co-operator, Keystone Agricultural Producers would like to assure its members that we are working in co-operation with officials from Manitoba Water Stewardship to bring forward the concerns of producers.

Publicity and promotions good for business

“To grow your business, you have to think bigger.” – CLINT MASSE Start with a product you believe in. Gear it to your customers. Advertise like crazy. That was some of the valuable advice learned at every stop on the agri-tourism best-practices tour in the capital region of Manitoba. There are some very essential ingredients