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Memorial Park Fountain to Receive Overhaul as Part of Manitoba 150 Celebrations

Memorial Park Fountain to Receive Overhaul as Part of Manitoba 150 Celebrations

Memorial Park Fountain
The fountain in Memorial Park (WINNIPEG ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION)

WINNIPEG — The fountain in Memorial Park will receive a major restoration as part of Manitoba 150 celebrations, the province announced Tuesday.

Premier Brian Pallister says the project is part of $45 million in infrastructure funding planned across the province next year.

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Paper Cards Will No Longer Be Sent Out to Prospective Manitoba Organ Donors

Paper Cards Will No Longer Be Sent Out to Prospective Manitoba Organ Donors

By The Canadian Press

Cameron Friesen
Minister Cameron Friesen speaks at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on March 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba is moving its organ donor registry entirely online and is no longer sending out paper registration cards.

Health Minister Cameron Friesen says the change will ensure people’s wishes are registered centrally, instead of being recorded on a piece of paper that people may or may not carry with them.

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Province Extends Funding Agreement for Oak Hammock Marsh

Province Extends Funding Agreement for Oak Hammock Marsh

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A group tours Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre in this file photo. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A new funding agreement is in place for Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre to ensure stability for the next five years.

Under the new provincial agreement, announced on Monday, the Manitoba government is providing $1.12 million to the interpretive centre under the guidance of Ducks Unlimited Canada.

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It’s Better to Give: Jackman-Atkinson

It’s Better to Give: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Volunteers

NEEPAWA, Man. — What would our communities be like without volunteers? It’s a timely question to ask, especially since last week was National Volunteer Week. How would our lives be worse off without the 12.7 million Canadians who give their time?

Working for a newspaper, I feel like I have a front row seat to just how much work volunteers are doing in our communities. On almost every page of the paper, there’s evidence of those giving their time. Many of the stories we cover are about vital work being undertaken by individual volunteers and volunteer-run boards. Many of our ads are for events and initiatives put on by volunteers. We print thank you messages from those whose family members were helped and those whose lives were made a little more comfortable because of people who went out of their way to give their time. I’m always happy when we can share these stories.

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Manitoba Premier Launches Review of Processes at Winnipeg City Hall

Manitoba Premier Launches Review of Processes at Winnipeg City Hall

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister responds to questions during a news conference at the first ministers meeting in Montreal on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is launching an independent review of how Winnipeg city hall approves and inspects construction projects and property development, to address what Premier Brian Pallister says is a drag on the economy.

Pallister also offered Thursday to cost-share a performance review of all city spending in order to find efficiencies.

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