Hoping for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic


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This article was published 14/01/2022 (502 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

The start of another new year brings us renewed optimism as we finally say goodbye to 2021.

I would like to wish to my Assiniboia constituents a happy new year and all the best for a safe and prosperous 2022. It is my hope and prayer that very soon we will see an end to the COVID-19 pandemic as more and more Manitobans receive their first, second and third vaccine doses.

Between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve our government announced that limited supplies of KN95 masks would be available to the public at our constituency offices. We were pleased to supply KN95 masks over the break to Assiniboia constituents on a first-come, first-served basis.

Supplied photo Assiniboia MLA Scott Johnston recently presented Courtney Czezowski of Assiniboia West Recreation Association with KN95 masks. Heritage Victoria Community Centre also received a supply.

Thank you to all families who contacted our office for masks. I also provided KN95 masks to the Assiniboia West Recreation Association and the Heritage Victoria community Centre to help ensure that, even during the restrictions of COVID-19, kids, parents and volunteers could have masks available to them while warming themselves inside the clubhouse.

On Jan. 4, Education Minister Cliff Cullen announced “a slight adjustment for the return to classes to give schools additional time to implement enhanced protocols to ensure in-person learning for all students can continue under our pandemic plans and to give public health more time to learn about the omicron variant’s effects in Manitoba.

We know our children learn best in a classroom setting and it is our goal to ensure they can return to the classroom as quickly as possible.”

Accordingly, students spent a week learning remotely and in-person classes resumed on Mon., Jan. 17.

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A new, online provincial community grant was recently launched by Cathy Cox, the minister of sport, culture and heritage.

The community museums project support program has been developed to support the objectives of the existing community museum grants program by targeting initiatives aligned with key priorities of government and community needs, including reconciliation, equity, diversity, accessibility, inclusion, COVID-19 recovery and collections management.

I would like to encourage local organizations to consider and apply for the community museums project support program at www.news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=53102&posted=2022-01-04

Our constituency office is located at 9-3421 Portage Ave. and we will remain open by appointment only during current COVID-19 restrictions. Please email your concerns to assiniboiamla@outlook.com or phone us at 204-615-6044.

Scott Johnston

Scott Johnston
Assiniboia constituency report

Scott Johnston is the PC MLA for Assiniboia.

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