Celebrating the fall season


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This article was published 21/10/2022 (222 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Fall has arrived. Students are back at school, sports programs have started, and leaves are starting to change colour and fall to the ground. As we prepare for the changing season, we also embrace the holidays and community events that have passed and are yet to be celebrated.

We are over a month into the new school year, and everyone has adjusted to being back in class after the summer break. Bell MTS donated backpacks to schools as part of its back-to-school backpack program. The backpacks were filled with pencils, pens, crayons, paper, and other school supplies. Thank you to Bell MTS for its ongoing generosity.

To help Manitobans combat rising costs, our government has introduced an $87-million Family Affordability Package. Inflation affects us all. The increased cost of groceries, fuel, and living expenses has impacted everyone, especially those living on fixed incomes. Our government remains committed to making life affordable for Manitobans and we will continue to address rising costs in our province.

Families with a household net income below $175,000 will receive a benefit cheque of $250 with an additional $200 for each additional child. Seniors are also struggling with rising costs, which is why our government is committing $300 benefit cheques to all senior households with less than $40,000 in family net income. Our government is also increasing basic needs rates for Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) starting this month. This means that EIA general assistance clients will receive an additional $50 a month while all EIA disability clients will receive an additional $25 per household each month. As more Manitobans turn to food banks, we will also be providing a temporary grant program through the Food Security Fund, which will help support community organizations with growing demands.

Many people have been busy supporting their local charities and community events. Some celebrations that have taken place include Onam, a 10-day Indian harvest celebration held between August 10 to September 8, which originally celebrated the homecoming of King Mahabali, reputed to be the ruler of three worlds; the 62nd Nigerian Independence Day on Oct. 1, celebrated by the many Nigerian immigrants who have made Manitoba their home; Sean’s Gallop, a 5 K walk/run, in support of the Behavioural Health Foundation, raising awareness for individuals experiencing a variety of addiction and mental health disorders and BAPS charity walk. ]BAPS Charities organization co-ordinates volunteers around the world to serve individuals, families, and communities in need.

The last few months have been exciting and busy with the many events and community gatherings, while anticipating fall and winter festivities.

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.

Janice Morley-Lecomte

Janice Morley-Lecomte
Seine River constituency report

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

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