A roundup of St. James constituency news


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This article was published 25/06/2021 (705 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

I am so pleased to see that so many of my constituents have been getting their families vaccinated against COVID-19.  

The third wave of the pandemic has been very challenging but we have endured. I would like to sincerely thank all my constituents and Assiniboia businesses who have painstakingly followed the guidelines and health restrictions through the course of this unprecedented pandemic.

Presently, we have already exceeded the July 1st immunization target of 70 per cent aged 12 and older vaccinated with their first dose and 25 per cent vaccinated with their second doses. Well done.  
There is light at the end of the tunnel.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our personal care homes for their due diligence in mitigating the spread of the virus and keeping our most vulnerable population as safe as possible.  

Of course, this has not been without its challenges and we have all learned to become more tech savvy with Zoom and Microsoft Teams applications for virtual visits and meetings. Certainly not a substitute for the real thing but as the health restrictions lift, we will see a gradual return to normalcy.

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Congratulations to our St. James-Assiniboia School Division Grade 12 graduating classes!  We are so proud of your achievements and wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

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As the community of St. James celebrates its milestone 100th anniversary this summer, we will see some of these events occur virtually.  Please stay tuned for announcements from the St. James BIZ, the St. James Assiniboia Pioneer Association, the St. James Assiniboia Historical Museum and others as they tell the stories of this vibrant community’s past, present and future.

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I would like to announce this year’s recipients of the Summer 2021 Green Team Grants in Assiniboia.
As you know, applications are made yearly through the Department of Municipal Relations and these provincial grants are offered in support of the sport, art and culture sectors.  

The grants allow our communities to hire young people aged 15 to 29 years to work on community projects between May 1 and Sept. 30. Funding for this initiative has doubled since 2019 in order to stimulate youth job creation during the pandemic.

Non-profit organizations in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba are eligible to receive 100 per cent of wage costs and $250 per position for support costs on a cost-shared basis. These grants are a strong investment in our youth by helping them get involved in our community and parks while kick-starting their career prospects.

This year’s recipients in Assiniboia include Assiniboia West Recreation Association, Heritage Victoria Community Centre, Friends of Living Prairie Museum, the Manitoba Jockey Club and the Red River Exhibition Association.

Scott Johnston

Scott Johnston
Assiniboia constituency report

Scott Johnston is the PC MLA for Assiniboia.

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