Opinion

An evidence based approach to school planning

Last week, Western School Division held a public information meeting. Topics included population growth, the use of portable classroom to meet enrollment increases, and the provincial government’s construction of new schools and what it means for Western. Our city and municipality are growing and this has an impact on school enrollment.

Dr. Tahseen Mahdi was asked to close his practice at the Altona Medical Clinic earlier this year, which led to a public protest. He is now practicing at a clinic in Winnipeg, and his former patients have yet to receive any kind of official explanation why he had to leave.

Dr. Mahdi has left the building

Those who forget the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them... It’s a saying we’ve all heard. Since Dr. Mahdi (one of Altona’s most popular doctors) is now practicing in Winnipeg, we can officially say Dr. Mahdi has left the building... or more precisely – the Altona Medical Clinic. Back in early March, 2018, Dr. Mahdi was given a 90 day ex

Dr. Mahdi has left the building...what did we lear

Those who forget the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them... It’s a saying we’ve all heard. Since Dr. Mahdi (one of Altona’s most popular doctors) is now practicing in Winnipeg, we can officially say Dr. Mahdi has left the building... or more precisely – the Altona Medical Clinic. Back in early March, 2018, Dr. Mahdi was given a 90 day ex

Would you tolerate this in your neighbourhood?

Just imagine… The bluest sky you have ever seen, small islands dotting the landscape on the lake out your living room window, daylight until 11pm, pristine waters, baldheaded eagles perching on trees out your kitchen window, the call of the loon off the lake, bear and moose foraging for food in the dense forest surrounding the lake...

Trudeau needs to take ISIS terrorists seriously

Canadians were rightly concerned that an ISIS terrorist, known as Abu Huzaifa al Kanadi, who recently returned to Canada, bragged to the New York Times about committing unspeakable atrocities. He admitted publicly to executing innocent people in cold blood, and even described the brutal process of learning how to behead a hostage.

John Kendle, MCNA Director

Promoting transparency in government

On Sat., April 14, speaking at the Manitoba Community Newspapers Association’s 99th annual dinner, provincial Sport, Culture and Heritage minister Cathy Cox assured publishers and staff of the province’s 48 community newspapers that public notices required of provincial and municipal governments will remain in newspapers.

Shannon Martin is the MLA for the Morris Consituency.

We are listening

As an elected official I always enjoy hearing from my fellow Manitobans on issues that matter to them. Representing the interests of my constituents is a responsibility I take very seriously, and in order to do it well, it is essential that I both listen, and communicate. Unlike the previous government, we are committed to listening to Manitobans.

Things are only getting better

I am a first-year student at The University of Manitoba and I am writing to express my annoyance with people constantly telling me how bad the world is getting or how it is currently the worst time to be alive. People say this for many reasons when talking about pricing, crime rates, health or world hunger.

Kim MacAulay, Chairperson, Manitoba Community Newspapers Association

Public access is not public notice

It should be everyone’s concern when their elected officials darken the windows. That is what is currently happening across Manitoba, as the provincial government tables a second bill in the legislature removing the requirement for municipal and provincial governments and their agencies to notify the public of important actions and events.

(Brook Jones/Interlake Publishing/Postmedia Network)

Our duty is to the best interests of Manitoba and

I re-entered public life five years ago because I wanted to make the lives of Manitobans and the prospects for Manitoba better. In 2016, Manitobans placed their confidence in my team to govern our province. It is an honour and a sacred trust. Everything our government does passes through the filter of what is best for our citizens and our province.

Budget 2018: providing relief to those who need it

Two weeks ago, the Manitoba government delivered a budget that provides tax relief to Manitoba families and makes progress on reducing the deficit while making good investments in health care, education and infrastructure.

Fight against cancer well supported

I would like to personally thank all the businesses and residents of Darlingford, Manitou, Miami and Morden for their continued support and generosity of the Canadian Cancer Society during my 10 years as Rural Coordinator. You’ve joined the fight against cancer by buying daffodils in February and March.

Peacekeeping plan a combat mission

This week, the Liberal government announced a 12 month United Nations mission which will include a detachment of helicopters and Canadian troops sent to the west African nation of Mali. Justin Trudeau is failing to tell Canadians the truth about the situation he is sending our troops into.

An ode to the humble plastic grocery bag

The Danish people, in fact all Scandinavians, are known for their love of nature and care for the environment. It almost has a religious fervour to it. That is something I learned from having lived in Sweden for a year.

A moderate and balanced approach to finance

Last Monday, I delivered Budget 2018 in the Manitoba Legislature. This budget continues our moderate and balanced approach to restoring fiscal discipline while keeping our commitments to Manitobans. We are keeping our word by hitting our targets, reducing the deficit and bringing the largest tax cut in Manitoba history.

Working to save Manitoba wetlands

They protect us. They clean our water. They add value and beauty to our lives. Now, in Manitoba, we’re working to save these natural multi-tasking marvels. This World Water Day, on March 22, Manitobans can share good news with fellow Canadians.