Moving ahead with summer activities


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This article was published 27/07/2022 (308 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

As we embrace our wonderful Manitoba summer weather, getting together and attending fairs and rodeos once again, as well as visiting our many parks, lakes and beaches, I hope that everyone is keeping well and enjoying their summer adventures.

Through the Building Sustainable Communities program, over $430,000 was awarded to 11 recipients in Red River North. On June 17, at the East St. Paul soccer and baseball complex, it was my privilege to announce that the Rural Municipality of East St. Paul was approved for two projects — outdoor rink upgrades for $63,000, and construction of a sports equipment garage for $47,250. Later that same day, at the R.M. of St. Clements maintenance shop, I announced that $150,0000 had been approved for the Springhill Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club to build a multi-use shop house.

The Building Sustainable Communities program was launched in 2019 to offer municipalities and non-profit organizations a streamlined process to apply for community grants for planning activities, organizational capacity-building projects, equipment costs, capital infrastructure and other local or regional initiatives that enhance the sustainability of their communities. Community projects such as these would not be possible without the dedication of local volunteers and the strong leadership of municipalities and non-profit organizations, which have leveraged funding from other public, private and philanthropic sources

I was also pleased to take part in Canada Day celebrations this year, attending two events in the East St. Paul Area — the Canada Day celebrations at the Henderson Legion and the Super Run in East St. Paul, both of which hosted these events for the first time since 2019. It was so nice to once again be able to gather in person to celebrate.

On July 16, I attended the 2022 Triple S Fair and Rodeo Parade in Selkirk, which was a great opportunity for our constituents to connect with Manitoba premier Heather Stefanson as she joined me and my colleague, Dr. Alan Lagimodiere, for the parade. I would also like to say a big thank you to the residents of Selkirk, St. Andrews, and St. Clements who came out and shared their encouragement and support.

On July 8, in my role as minister of climate, environment and parks I was pleased to announce that private well and cistern owners are now eligible for free water testing until Aug. 31 as a response to widespread flooding. We recognize that spring flooding has caused many challenges for Manitoba homeowners, and we are here to offer our support. All Manitobans with private water systems affected by flooding should test their water once floodwaters recede to help keep their families safe.

This free water-testing for private well and cistern owners will be available at Horizon Lab at 4055 Portage Ave. in Winnipeg. Costs will be waived for private well and cistern owners for drinking water tested between April 1 and Aug. 31. Those who previously paid for tests are eligible for reimbursement. For information on reimbursement of prior testing as well as sample collection, shipping and test results the laboratory can be contacted directly at 204- 488-2035.

I welcome constituents of Red River North to contact our constituency office either by email at 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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