Minnedosa Library Summer Reading Club

Combat summer reading loss by signing your children up for the Summer Reading Club! They can improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, confidence, social skills and knowledge! Prizes for reading varying from stickers, jumping frogs, and swimming googles all the way up to our grand prize: a 4ft tall hand built kiddie tent! Every child that reads 30 books will receive a free book as well. There will be weekly activities and drawing lessons, a movie night, and wind up party that are all only available to those in the program and it is COMPLETELY FREE! Even the busiest schedules are no issue as the children can bring their book log wherever they go and officially log in the library whenever convenient!

REGISTRATION: June 28th till July 20th at the Minnedosa Regional Library, 9:30-5:30, Tuesday to Saturday

Public Utilities Board Public Hearing ADJOURNED



 June 7, 2019

The Public Hearing before the Public Utilities Board of Manitoba (Board) regarding the water and wastewater issue between the Town of Minnedosa (Town) and Husky Energy Inc. (Husky), scheduled for June 11, 12 and 13, 2019, is adjourned.

On June 5, 2019, the parties notified the Board that a settlement has been reached on the issues as listed in the Notice of Public Hearing issued by the Board on May 1, 2019.

The Board will now convene the paper review hearing of the rate application submitted by the Town in October 2017. The Town and its customers will be notified of the Board’s decision in the matter of utility rates in due course.

Rachel McMillin, B.Sc. Assistant Associate Secretary Manitoba Public Utilities Board

Participate in Manitoba’s K-12 Education Review

Your voice matters when it comes to Kindergarten to Grade 12 education in Manitoba! Register now to attend an interactive workshop at www.edu.gov.mb.ca/educationreview/consultation.html and remember, #LocalVoicesLocalChoices still matter to our kids and communities!

The Manitoba government has commenced a review of Manitoba’s education system and you can participate to help influence the future of education in Manitoba!

The purpose of the Manitoba Commission on Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education is to “carry out an independent review of the province’s K to 12 education system.  Its goal will be improving outcomes for students, ensuring long-term sustainability and enhancing public confidence in our education system.”

The commission will focus on:

  • A long-term vision – Given how rapidly the world is changing, what should our goals and purpose be for Kindergarten to Grade 12 education?
  • Student learning – How do we help our students achieve excellence?
  • Teaching – How can we help teachers and school leaders to achieve better outcomes?
  • Accountability for student learning – How do we develop a stronger sense of shared accountability for student learning and an understanding that every member of the education team (e.g., principals, teachers, support staff, maintenance staff, bus drivers, administration staff) has an important role to play?
  • Governance – What governance structures do we need to put in place to make our education system more relevant and better coordinated?
  • Funding – How do we ensure that our education system is sustainable, and that it provides equitable learning opportunities for students of all ages?

Two matters which may be under consideration in this review are:

  1. The large-scale amalgamation of the current 37 elected school boards in our province.
  2. The possible move to appointed, rather than elected school boards.

School boards are our grassroots and they have the pulse of the community.  Either of these changes would severely undermine the ability of the communities to shape their local schools.  Together both of these matters could silence the community’s voice in education completely.

You are encouraged to participate in the review in whatever way you can.  As a citizen of Manitoba, a key stakeholder in education, your voice in the review is important.

There are several ways you can participate in the discussion / consultation:

There will be an Interactive Public Workshop in Brandon on May 9, 2019 at the Clarion Hotel & Suites.  You will need to register to attend this workshop.

Thank you for your attention and anticipated participation in the K-12 Education Review!

Business Builder Loans Available

Minnedosa Area Community Development Corporation provides loans to small businesses under the Business Builder Loan Program. Loans up to $5,000 are interest free for 18 months, after 18 months interest is 6%. No payments required for the first 6 months, loan periods up to 48 months, no prepayment penalty.

Eligible businesses must be owned by Manitoba residents, located within 30 kilometers of Minnedosa, MB, and in business for less than three years.

Contact the Economic Development Officer, Chantelle Parrott at 39A Main Street South, 204-867-3885 or edo@minnedosa.com for more information and to see if your current or proposed business would qualify.

Annual Dog and Cat Licenses

All dogs and cats within the Town of Minnedosa must be licensed annually.
A certificate of vaccination for rabies must be produced before a license is issued.

2019 Dog and Cat licenses are available at the Town Office.
Licenses are good for the calendar year Jan-Dec so all pets are now due.
$12/tag for spayed or neutered, $25 if not.

Owners of unlicensed dogs and cats, dogs and cats running at large, as well as nuisance and vicious animals are subject to various penalties and charges.
A copy of animal control by-law 2478 is available at the Town Office for examination by any person during regular hours.

The Town of Minnedosa