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I would like to start by wishing each of you a happy new year. I hope that everyone had a chance to experience the peace and happiness that the holiday season brings.

The year 2023 started out quite mild, but even the recent cold winter weather shouldn’t hold residents of Red River North back from embracing the opportunities that abound outdoors amid rural Manitoba’s pristine beauty. Whether it is snowshoeing on groomed trails, snowmobiling , attending community fishing derbies or even just a brisk winter walk in the fresh air along the shores of our magnificent Lake Winnipeg, anything that gets folks outdoors can be very enjoyable.

Snowmobilers in East St. Paul should know the RM’s snowmobile route and are encouraged to take a look at the route map, so you know where you can and can’t operate your snowmobiles. You can view the route map on the RM of East St. Paul’s website,, under Recreation/Snowmobiles.

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Skip Jennifer Jones (centre left), and her team (from left), Emily Zacharias, Mackenzie Zacharias and Karlee Burgess celebrate winning the Manitoba curling championship at East St. Paul Arena on Jan. 29.

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I would also like to congratulate the community of East St. Paul on hosting the 2023 Scotties tournament of Hearts curling championship. This event was held Jan. 25 to 29 at the East St. Paul Arena. Manitoba has a long, proud history with the sport of curling and the Manitoba Scotties sends the best curlers from our province to compete at the national level. I want to thank the tournament organizers, the East St. Paul Curling Club and the people of East St. Paul for hosting this fantastic event and would also like to give a special thank you to all the hard working volunteers from the community for their hard work and selfless dedication. I would like to congratulate the winning team of Jennifer Jones, who will represent Manitoba at the 2023 national Scotties tournament from Feb. 17 to 26 at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, B.C.

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As part of the Manitoba government’s ongoing effort to help Manitobans make ends meet, Premier Heather Stefanson announced a $200 million carbon tax relief fund on Jan. 26, which is aimed at helping 700,000 Manitobans cope with the negative impacts of rising winter costs, from food to fuel. The premier noted that the 2023 Carbon Tax Relief Fund is part of an $850 million package t meant to address financial pressures within the health-care system; to support Manitoba municipalities with targeted project funding; and to help communities and industries to continue to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To find out more about the 2023 Carbon Tax Relief Fund visit

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

You can also call 204-641-2107 to make appointments to meet or speak with me about concerns or issues you may have.

Jeff Wharton

Jeff Wharton
Red River North constituency report

Jeff Wharton is the PC MLA for Red River North.

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