All Sections

July 6, 2020

24° C, A few clouds

Full Forecast


Advertise With Us

Eichler wins in Lakeside

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 10/9/2019 (299 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Progressive Conservative Party candidate Ralph Eichler easily won re-election in the Lakeside constituency.

The Teulon resident defeated NDP candidate Dan Rugg, of Elie, and Ilsa Regelsky, representing the Manitoba Liberal Party.

Progressive Conservative candidate Ralph Eichler has won re-election in Lakeside.


Progressive Conservative candidate Ralph Eichler has won re-election in Lakeside.

"I’m feeling very positive. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my constituents," Eichler said on election night.

Eichler, 69, is beginning his fifth term in provincial office. In the last provincial government, he served as agriculture minister.

Changes to Lakeside’s boundaries added St. Francois Xavier, Springstein, Elie, St. Eustache and Poplar Point to the constituency.

Eichler said he looks forward to being able to finish some of the work he started under Brian Pallister’s government, including working to generate more investment in Manitoba’s agricultural industry.

Final voting results weren’t available at this time.

Andrea Geary

Andrea Geary
Community journalist — The Headliner

Andrea Geary is the community journalist for The Headliner. Email her at Call her at 204-697-7124

Read full biography


Advertise With Us

Your support has enabled us to provide free access to stories about COVID-19 because we believe everyone deserves trusted and critical information during the pandemic.

Our readership has contributed additional funding to give Free Press online subscriptions to those that can’t afford one in these extraordinary times — giving new readers the opportunity to see beyond the headlines and connect with other stories about their community.

To those who have made donations, thank you.

To those able to give and share our journalism with others, please Pay it Forward.

The Free Press has shared COVID-19 stories free of charge because we believe everyone deserves access to trusted and critical information during the pandemic.

While we stand by this decision, it has undoubtedly affected our bottom line.

After nearly 150 years of reporting on our city, we don’t want to stop any time soon. With your support, we’ll be able to forge ahead with our journalistic mission.

If you believe in an independent, transparent, and democratic press, please consider subscribing today.

We understand that some readers cannot afford a subscription during these difficult times and invite them to apply for a free digital subscription through our Pay it Forward program.

The Free Press will close this commenting platform at noon on July 14.

We want to thank those who have shared their views over the years as part of this reader engagement initiative.

In the coming weeks, the Free Press will announce new opportunities for readers to share their thoughts and to engage with our staff and each other.

You can comment on most stories on The Winnipeg Free Press website. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or digital subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

Have Your Say

Comments are open to The Winnipeg Free Press print or digital subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to The Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

By submitting your comment, you agree to abide by our Community Standards and Moderation Policy. These guidelines were revised effective February 27, 2019. Have a question about our comment forum? Check our frequently asked questions.


Advertise With Us