There is hope for this new year
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This article was published 05/01/2021 (875 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday season.
I know for me and my family it certainly was different to share greetings through video calls instead of giving hugs. Though, it did warm my heart to know that I was doing my part to keep my family and community safe by staying physically apart. I hope that you all were still able to connect safely with your loved ones.
Before the new year, I was happy to spread a little holiday cheer around the St. Vital community.
It was a joy to be able to work with Lavallee School whose students wrote holiday greeting cards for the seniors in our community. We delivered those cards along with poinsettias (from a local St. Vital business, Art’s Flowers) to seniors’ blocks here in St. Vital.
It was a pleasure to stop by last month to thank the workers at the COVID-19 testing site on St. Mary’s Road. On behalf of our community, I extended a special thank you to those workers for all they are doing to keep us safe. I continue to have enormous appreciation and gratitude for all the incredible health-care workers who have been on the front lines working tirelessly during the holidays and since the start of the pandemic.
With the new wear comes hope for a better 2021 — hope that the case counts will decline; hope that vaccines will end the spread of the virus; hope that our lives, businesses and community can open up again better than they were before.
Fortunately, with the recent approval of vaccines in Canada and the early distribution of some here in Manitoba, I am more optimistic than ever. It will take time for the vaccines to fully be available in St. Vital. In the meantime, we all still need to do our part — follow the public health guidelines, limit our contacts, stay physically distanced and wear our masks.
As 2021 begins, the commitment that we showed to keeping our families and our community safe this past year must remain. St. Vital will always be a better place when we work together and take care of each other.
As always, please feel free to get in touch with me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 204-219-5407.
St. Vital constituency report
Jamie Moses is the NDP MLA for St. Vital.