Fire Ban in RM of Minto-Odanah

A burn ban has been put in place for the RM of Minto-Odanah. All burning within the RM is prohibited until further notice.

This ban does not apply for the Town of Minnedosa with regard to bonfires. Bonfires in approved pits that meet the town’s bylaw, are acceptable within town limits.

Public Utilities Board Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TOWN OF MINNEDOSA AND HUSKY ENERGY INC. WATER AND WASTEWATER ISSUE

May 1, 2019

The Public Utilities Board (Board) intends to hold an oral hearing on a dispute between the Town of Minnedosa (Town) and Husky Energy Inc. (Husky). The hearing will be held with the following particulars, unless the parties resolve the issue in advance.

June 11, 12 and 13, 2019 Public Utilities Board

400 – 330 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB

Hearing to begin at 9:00 am on each day

The Board also has before it the Application filed by the Town for revised water and wastewater rates dated October 30, 2017. The Board is unable to consider the Application filed by the Town until it has ruled on the ongoing dispute between the Town and Husky.

The following issues will be heard:

  1. The amount of retroactive rate adjustment to be credited to Husky by the Town for any overpayment by Husky prior to July 2017;
  2. The amounts owing by Husky to the Town for debenture, water and wastewater service for the period from July, 2017 to December, 2018;
  3. Whether the Town may proceed to enforce payment, by disconnection of service to Husky or transfer of the amounts owing to Husky’s property tax account, for any amounts owing by Husky to the Town for the period from July, 2017 to December, 2018; and
  4. The amount owing by Husky to the Town for the debenture starting January 2019.

Parties wishing to submit a brief or to express comments at the hearing should contact the Board via the Board’s on-line comment tool on its website (www.pubmanitoba.ca), or by emailing the Board (publicutilities@gov.mb.ca), by calling the Board Secretary (204-945-2638 or 1-866- 854-3698, toll free) or in writing to The Public Utilities Board, 400-330 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0C4.

Room 400- 330 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3C 0C4 www.pubmanitoba.ca

330, avenue Portage, piece 400 Winnipeg (Manitoba) Canada R3C 0C4 www.pubmanitoba.ca

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!

Opening for Community Emergency Measures Coordinator

THE TOWN OF MINNEDOSA AND THE RURAL MUNICIPALITIES OF MINTO-ODANAH

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY COORDINATOR POSITION

Applications are invited for the position of a Community Emergency Measures Coordinator to serve the Town of Minnedosa and the R.M. of Minto-Odanah.

This part time appointed position requires the following general requirements:

  1. A valid Manitoba Driver’s Licence (Class 5) and a vehicle
  2. Ability to work flexible and extended hours as work dictates during a time of emergency
  3. Ability to deal with difficult situations under pressure
  4. Ability to coordinate resources
  5. Ability to exercise effective leadership and sound judgment during crises situations
  6. Leadership, organizational and inter-personal skills
  7. Emergency preparedness training and/or be able to pursue additional and ongoing training as directed
  8. Microsoft Office Computer skills

The Emergency Coordinator will be responsible for the maintenance of the Emergency Plan which includes updating the plan, response plans, resource acquisitions, education, training and exercising the plan. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting the Municipal Elected Officials in the implementation of their emergency plan in response to emergencies with the advice and assistance of municipal, provincial and federal resources.

Interested applicants are asked to submit their resumes, with 3 references; clearly marked “EMERGENCY COORDINATOR” to:

Cindy Marzoff, CAO                         Aaren Robertson, CAO

Town of Minnedosa                          R.M.s of Minto & Odanah

Box 426                                            Box 247

103 Main St. South                           49 Main St. South

Minnedosa, MB. R0J 1E0                 Minnedosa, MB     R0J 1E0

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.