A hopeful eye on the future
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This article was published 20/08/2021 (648 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
I hope that everyone has been able to take some time this summer to enjoy the amazing weather we have been having.
Our constituents are so very fortunate to be living in the beautiful communities of Red River North. The many parks, walking trails, beaches and the natural beauty of the area contributes to a great quality of life.
I also want to thank Manitobans for their continued support of public health orders over the past year and a half. Because of our collective efforts, the province was able to move forward ahead of schedule with revised public health protocols. Public health recommendations and guidance, rather than restrictions, will play an increasingly significant role as the province prepares for a shift from pandemic to endemic COVID-19.
The newest orders allow indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences, gyms and fitness centres, day camps and libraries, personal services such as hair and nail salons and retail businesses, markets, garden centres and malls to open without restrictions.
These orders are scheduled to expire at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 7 and will re reassessed at that time. For complete information on COVID-19 visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/
The province also announced a new tool to improve access to child-care services for families. The new Manitoba Child Care Search is a simple and effective online tool that will connect families with licensed child-care facilities to meet their immediate or future child-care needs. This new, user-friendly application lists up-to-date information about licensed child-care vacancies, hours of operation and locations.
Over the past few weeks, the federal and provincial governments have announced many approved infrastructure projects through the Canada-Manitoba Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
In Red River North, the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation’s project to build a powwow arbour was approved for a total cost of $456,299. This project will result in improved access to and increased quality of community, cultural and recreational infrastructure for Canadians, including Indigenous people.
I welcome constituents of Red River North to contact my constituency office either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 204-641-2107.
Red River North constituency report
Jeff Wharton is the PC MLA for Red River North.