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This article was published 01/07/2020 (1068 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Thank you to all Manitobans for their guidance and vigilance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. To date we have been truly fortunate to keep our numbers low and avoid outbreaks in our vulnerable populations, as seen in other jurisdictions.  

While there is pressure to further lessen health restrictions, we must prepare in the same way for the inevitable second wave of infections. Let us all do our part.

Our spring legislative session was curtailed due to COVID-19 and the fall session is planned to begin in October.  My legislative office continues to operate with meetings by conference call and many department staff continue to work from home. The pandemic has caused government and businesses to explore new ways of providing services.  The emphasis remains on providing timely responses to enquiries.

High school and university graduations are looking a lot different this year. Graduation ceremonies are happening in our communities in one form or another. Congratulations to all grads and all the best in your future endeavours.  

This will be a different summer in our communities with the cancellation of fairs and festivals across Manitoba. Now is the perfect time to plan your Manitoba staycation. With the uncertainties around travel, now is a great time to promote the sites and points of interest in your community. Check out our provincial parks, fishing lodges and site seeing opportunities across our great province. Check out the Travel Manitoba website fat for a Manitoba photo contest.  

There are numerous highway construction projects in our area. Please slow down and ensure workers are safe. The inconveniences of construction are outweighed by the improvements in our highways. There is still a lot more work needing to be done throughout Manitoba.

There are 14 watershed districts across Manitoba. These organizations have been active in securing conservation and GROW Trust funding, together with private funding, for water and soil projects throughout our area. Check out the Pembina Valley Watershed and the La Salle RedBoine watershed districts for projects throughout the area.

My constituency office is available for phone calls and emails.  Do not hesitate to contact me with your enquiries, concerns or seeking information. I can be reached by email at or by calling 204-745-2203.

Blaine Pedersen

Blaine Pedersen
Midland constituency report

Blaine Pedersen is the PC MLA for Midland.

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