Riding Mountain National Park will see $39 million in federal funding to improve infrastructure throughout the park just north of Brandon, Manitoba.
Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette MP Robert Sopuck made the announcement Friday, saying $36.4 million will be spread out over five years for the resurfacing of Highway 10 throughout the park.
The Wasagaming Campground will receive $2.7 million to expand the oTENTik rental facilities, add water and electrical utility services to approximately 200 sites, and improve washroom buildings and picnic shelters for an improved visitor experience.
Winnipeg Transit will once again offer free rides on New Year’s Eve with the support of Manitoba Public Insurance.
Buses will begin service at 7 p.m. on December 31 with the last buses leaving downtown at approximately 1:38 a.m.
“As Winnipeggers celebrate New Year’s Eve, I encourage everyone to enjoy themselves responsibly and safely by taking advantage of the free ride on Winnipeg Transit,” said Mayor Brian Bowman.
Last year, more than 15,000 people rode the bus for free on New Year’s Eve in Winnipeg.