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This article was published 14/5/2018 (892 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
It’s summer and time to get active...
The Island Lakes Residents Group has been able to propose, develop and accomplish the construction of several play structures and area enhancements over the years, and now it is working on an initiative for area adults.
As part of the ‘Get Fit’ Neighbourhood Enhancement Project, the ILRG has been given funds for the purchase and installation of exercise equipment for this endeavour.
Andrew Smith, Southdale MLA, announced April 16 that the Government of Manitoba will contribute up to $14,800 towards this exciting project.
"I am very pleased to see this significant investment in the Southdale constituency," Smith said. "The contribution will allow the Island Lake Residents’ Group to promote and enhance healthy living in our community."
The money will be used to purchase and install of four pieces of outdoor exercise equipment to be placed along paths adjacent to the existing splash pad in Lindsey Wilson Park. The funding is being delivered through the community development initiatives program of the department of municipal relations. In total, the project is projected to cost $41,000 and the difference will be provided by ILRG.
Once the location is approved by the City of Winnipeg and necessary permits are in place, ILRG will meet with the supplier to work out other details. The project will take approximately four to six weeks to complete. The target date for completion is June 2018.
In addition, a second picnic shelter on in Island Shore Park is scheduled for 2019, through City of Winnipeg grants.
For more information on the provincial grant, Andrew Smith at email@example.com or call 204-416-7337
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A public consultation on a proposed Bell MTS cellular tower was held April 16 at Island Lakes Community School.
Bell MTS is proposing to place an antenna tower at 20 De La Seigneurie Blvd. to improve cellular reception to the customers in Island Lakes and surrounding areas. The installed tower will be a 25-metre tall monopole tower which will support six panel antennas and radio equipment.
The tower will be on Home Run Sports property, placed on four unused parking spaces adjacent to The Marquis condo complex facing Bishop Grandin.
If residents have any questions, comments or concerns, they should contact Bell MTS representative JoAnna Skukan at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 17.
You can also contact St. Boniface city councillor Matt Allard email@example.com.
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Mark your calendars — Sat., May 26 is the date of the annual community cleanup. Afterwards, all participants are invited to stay for the free hot dog lunch, which will also include children’s games and activities. Visit www.islandlakes.org for more details.
Jasmine van Gerwen is a community correspondent for Island Lakes. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jasmine Van Gerwen
Island Lakes community correspondent
Jasmine van Gerwen was a community correspondent for Island Lakes.
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