Government seeks input on campsite booking
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This article was published 13/10/2021 (595 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
As we officially move into the fall season I hope that everyone was able to take some time this summer to enjoy the amazing weather and the natural beauty here in Red River North.
Over the past week or so I have had the opportunity for myself and my family to enjoy the beautiful areas of Grand Beach, Grand Marais and Victoria Beach and take part in local activities such as the Victoria Beach fall supper, which was also attended by members of our constituency. We are so fortunate here in Red River North to have these natural resources at our doorsteps.
I was also honoored to attend a ground-breaking event this past week in East Selkirk to announce upgrades and expansion of the facilities and services at the East Selkirk water treatment plant. This upgrade was part of the Manitoba Water Services board capital projects, whereby the Progressive Conservative government invested more than $50 million in 42 new water and waste infrastructure projects across the province.
Our government is proud to make these important investments in local infrastructure projects which will ensure Manitobans have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services. This approved funding will assist with upgrades such as the addition of a membrane water softener system and a truck fill station at the East Selkirk water treatment plant.
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The Manitoba government is looking for input from campers and provincial park users on ways to improve the campsite reservation service to make campground reservations.
Red River North is the home to two major provincial campgrounds, the Birds Hill Provincial Park campground and the Grand Beach Provincial Park campground.
This past spring Manitoba saw a record-breaking volume of people attempting to reserve campsites. As more and more people used the online system, long lines and technological issues caused delays and, in some cases, knocked customers out of the queue before they completed their reservations.
The province is thus seeking input from Manitobans on ways to improve the booking process in the short term, while also working toward replacing the outdated system.
An online EngageMB survey is available for completion at www.engagemb.ca/improving-the-parks-reservation-service
This survey asks a number of questions aimed at guiding the process toward a reliable, convenient and fair reservation system.
I welcome constituents of Red River North to contact our constituency office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 204-641-2107.
Red River North constituency report
Jeff Wharton is the PC MLA for Red River North.