Updates and projects for Red River North
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This article was published 09/10/2020 (966 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Every Manitoban family knows the importance of keeping a balanced household budget.
Governments should do the same. Through fiscal discipline and targeted front-line investments over the past four-and-a-half years, the Manitoba government reported a modest surplus in its 2019-2020 year end financial results.
With prudence, determination, and foresight, the province was able to achieve balance while making record investments in health care, education and families. When elected in 2016, our government was faced with a monumental challenge and amazing opportunities. With the support of Manitobans, we were able to achieve our goal of a balanced budget.
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On Oct. 1, the national COVID Alert app became available to Manitoba residents. This app uses Bluetooth technology to detect when users are near each other. If users test positive for COVID-19, they can choose to let other users know about potential exposure risk without sharing any personal information. The COVID Alert app does not collect personal information or health data and does not know or track the locations, names, addresses or contacts of any users. All aspects of the app are completely voluntary.
The Health Canada COVID Alert app is available at no cost in the Apple and Google Play app stores.
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We have had some very exciting announcements in our constituency over the past month. I was especially delighted to join the Swistun family, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox (River East MLA), Kildonan-St. Paul MP Raquel Dancho, and East St. Paul mayor Shelley Hart to mark the start of construction of East St Paul’s newest luxury apartment project, 1915.
This revitalization will provide families the option to continue living independently and remain in their community once managing a household is no longer possible.
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Another project moving forward is a new bridge on Highway 59 over the Red River Floodway, as the tendering process has just begun.
Our government’s priority is safety and this bridge is over 56 years old and has exceeded its service life. It was constructed in 1964 and serves as a vital link to many Manitoban destinations, such as Birds Hill Provincial Park and Grand Beach, as well as a link to First Nations communities and several towns and villages.
The bridge is a connection to the city of Winnipeg and other areas in Manitoba and acts as an important trade corridor for goods and services. Construction will be staged to accommodate the operation of the Red River Floodway with completion anticipated by fall of 2023.
Red River North constituency report
Jeff Wharton is the PC MLA for Red River North.