Busy summer in Seine River


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This article was published 31/08/2022 (275 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

With summer ending and students eagerly looking forward to returning to school and reconnecting with classmates, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the last couple of months.

Summer was busy with many community events, parades, and local festivals. Canada Day celebrations started the summer with events honoring our country’s birthday. St. Norbert Farmer’s Market, open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, has welcomed many guests who enjoy the local music, while visiting the many artisans’ displays, baking and locally grown produce booths. It has been wonderful to see everybody out and about in the community. Folklorama showcased the diverse communities and talents of our province. Many community groups were able to get together for the first time in a couple of years, and hosted barbecues. Neighbours, families, and tourists were able to sample a bit of Manitoba on their holiday travels this summer.

Recently, there were some very exciting announcements made by the provincial government. The Heritage Resources Conservation Grant funding of $627,070 was awarded to 51 projects that will preserve and enhance heritage sites across our province. One of the recipients of this grant funding was the Trappist Monastery Guesthouse in St. Norbert. The Guesthouse received $20,250 to assist with the cost of repairing windows and flooring.

Small businesses are the backbone of any community. Recognizing their significance, the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant provides funding for training initiatives, that will in turn contribute to the development of a skilled and adaptable workforce and address the recruitment and retention issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The first intake of the 2022-23 Canada-Manitoba Job Grant closed June 10 and provided 375 businesses with more than $8 million in funding. The funding supported training to help businesses adapt their operations to address the impacts of COVID-19, resulting in nearly 5,500 employees trained. An additional $2 million in funding will be available for applications received in the second intake period, which will open in September 2022. Manitoba has already noticed the positive impact of the program. The unemployment rate was the lowest in July, across all the country. For more information on the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant, visit

As the priorities of Manitobans changed over the past two years, the impact was felt on many local non-profit organizations. The creation of the new Arts, Culture and Sport in Community fund will offer local groups, who have been struggling, much needed funds to assist with the delivery of quality programming and facilities in communities throughout Manitoba. For more information visit

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my constituency office at or 204-794-8079.

Janice Morley-Lecomte

Janice Morley-Lecomte
Seine River constituency report

Janice Morley-Lecomte is the PC MLA for Seine River.

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