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This article was published 20/04/2022 (405 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

As we officially move into the spring season, I hope that everyone is staying safe and keeping well.

On March 25, I was pleased to announce that the Manitoba government has started work to help improve water flow between the Grand Beach lagoon and Lake Winnipeg. Grand Beach is one of Manitoba’s top destinations and we want to preserve this beautiful provincial park in the Red River North constituency for future generations to enjoy. For more than a decade, low channel levels between the lagoon and the lake have been a concern for many cottagers, park visitors and boaters. Historically, water has moved freely between the natural lagoon and Lake Winnipeg, however, levels have remained low for more than a decade. This has affected recreational boating and angling in the lagoon, resulting in cottagers and park visitors having fewer opportunities to enjoy the waterway. This project will refresh the connection and restore the natural flow between the lagoon and the lake. The project, estimated at $180,000, is part of a larger $8 million initiative to upgrade wastewater infrastructure within Grand Beach Provincial Park.

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Chad Posthumus, pictured here playing for the River East Kodiaks in 2009, recently competed in the FIBA Americas basketball championship as a member of the Edmonton Stingers.

Under the Dutch elm disease management and urban forest program, both the R.M. of St. Clements and the R.M. of East St. Paul received grants to assist with Dutch elm disease management within their communities. The R.M. of St. Clements received $38,000, while East St. Paul received $61, 180 which represents 100 per cent of the approved funds for their programs.

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On March 24, it was my privilege to present a private member’s statement in the house and honour Chad Posthumus, an East St. Paul native who was in Nicaragua playing for the Edmonton Stingers, representing Canada in the FIBA Americas basketball championship. Chad started playing basketball as a child in East St. Paul and excelled on the court and at the local rink where he played hockey. At the age of 14 he had to choose where he would devote more of his time and basketball won. Chad started playing university basketball when he was 18 and has been playing in the Canadian Elite Basketball league since the summer of 2019, and was part of the league winning the Saskatchewan Rattlers that same year. In 2021, he played with the Ottawa Black Jacks and set a new league record with 20 rebounds in one game. My congratulations and best wishes to Chad as he continues to pursue his career as a professional basketball player.

I welcome constituents of Red River North to continue to access our constituency office either by email at rrnorthca@mymts.net or by telephone at 204-641-2107

Jeff Wharton

Jeff Wharton
Red River North constituency report

Jeff Wharton is the PC MLA for Red River North.

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