A quick roundup of March activity and events
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This article was published 06/04/2022 (420 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Melting snow, potholes and the sound of geese honking are sure signs that spring has arrived. The warmer weather also brings to a conclusion the 20222 Last Snowman Winnipeg contest. Congratulations to Mr. Caspar and his snow couple Fern and Doris, on being the overall winner of the 2022 contest. Thank you to all who participated in this great winter activity.
Spring marks the beginning of a new legislative session and in a short time several bills have been passed. Bill 10 and Bill 12 are two of these. Bill 10 is an amendment to the Health Services Insurance Act, the Pharmaceutical Act, and various corporate statutes. It allows pharmacists to continue conducting COVID-19 tests, and for government-mandated boards to be allowed to meet and vote digitally. Bill 12 is the Peak of the Market Reorganization Act, which makes it possible for small market gardeners who grow root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and onions to sell directly to customers. Growers can now sell without the marketing board or restrictions based on the size of their farm. Peak of the Market will continue to operate as a not-for-profit in the province of Manitoba.
Asian Women of Winnipeg hosted an International Women’s Day event last month. AWOW is a wonderful non-profit organization that aims to promote, educate, and empower women living in Winnipeg. The event was a celebration to recognize Dr. Anju Bajaj, Dr. Kernjeet Kaur Sandhu, and Yenny Trinh for their tremendous achievements in their respective fields. Dr. Bajaj is the vice-principal and STEM Educator at Holy Cross School; Dr. Kaur Sandhu is a family physician; and Yenny Trinh is a lawyer. All are outstanding leaders in their communities, and it was an honour to be a part of an event celebrating the incredible women living in our province.
The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, a week-long agriculture fair and exhibition, is held annually in Brandon during spring break. Unfortunately, owing to COVID-19, it hasn’t been held since 2019, which made its return this year even more exciting. The event is full of world-class show jumping, heavy horse competitions, livestock sales and displays, a hands-on agricultural education program, live entertainers, and much more.
Construction of the St. Mary’s Road/Perimeter Highway overpass has begun. Equipment has started to remove trees and buildings so the initial phase can begin. Information was sent out to individuals living close to the construction area. For information on maps, noise studies, and other questions, please go to: www.gov.mb.ca/mit/hpd/pth100/index.html
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out and contact my constituency office at janice.seineriverMLA@mymts.net or 204-794-8079.
Seine River constituency report
Janice Morley-Lecomte is the PC MLA for Seine River.