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August 2017

 

August 2017

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July 2017

 

July 2017

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June 2017

 

June 2017

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May 2017

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April 2017

April 2017

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March 2017

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February 2017

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January 2017

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December 2016

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November 2016

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June 2016 – Celebrating 20 years of Publishing!

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News Writers: Marianne Curtis and Dan Guetre

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April 2016 – Celebrating 20 Years of Publishing!

April 2016

Managing Editor: Dan Guetre

News Writers: Marianne Curtis and Dan Guetre

Columnists: Lee Guetre, Peter Friesen, Anni Markmann, Peter Martins

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Pallister tours southeast

By Marianne Curtis

On May 14, Brian Pallister made his rounds to several southern communities in hopes of gaining support for his bid as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party.

Pallister started his one day tour in Sprague where he met with a small group of supporters before moving on to Vita. His final stop for the day was at the New Horizons Club in Grunthal where he was greeted by about a dozen supporters.

“We had a smaller than expected crowd in Sprague due to the fires in the area but it was still a good meeting,” stated Pallister.

Pallister is making his way through the province while attempting to rally supporters before the July leadership nomination deadline. Unless contested, Pallister will be declared party leader for the next provincial election at that time.

“I need help building a real team where people in Manitoba matter and when we win it will be with people with experience,” Pallister stated. “Our party must reflect the values of the entire country not just a few.”

Pallister feels those values are at risk in the hands of the current government, especially after the recent Jets ticket scandal. Earlier in May it was discovered that several NDP cabinet ministers accepted coveted Jets tickets from crown corporations while average hockey fans were left watching games from home.

“It’s not just about Jets tickets; it’s about telling the truth – strike one,” Pallister continued. “The current government broke election rules by campaigning during the election and said “they didn’t know”; then Premier Selinger ran on the platform of no tax increases and the recent budget we ended up with the highest taxes per average household in Canada – if this was a baseball game it would be three strikes and you are out.”

Pallister is confident that given the chance, the province will thrive under PC leadership.

“The Filmon cabinet was the best cabinet to date,” Palliser added. “The hardest part is that we have to put up with the NDP government for another three years.”

Pallister is a former high school teacher, businessman and a former provincial cabinet member. Currently, he resides in Winnipeg with his wife and two daughters.

Brian Pallister spoke to a dozen supporters recently at the Horizon Seniors Centre in Grunthal.

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Fifth Tory prospect seeks nod in La Verendrye

By Marianne Curtis

   When Tory supporters attend a nomination meeting later in September they will have an array of candidates to choose from as they select the first representative of the newly reshaped constituency of La Verendrye.

   Grant Driedger is the fifth candidate. The 32-year-old lawyer grew up on a dairy farm near Grunthal. He still lives in Grunthal with his wife, Allison, and son, Liam, and he practices law with the firm of Smith Neufeld Jodoin in Steinbach.

   “I believe that becoming an MLA is an opportunity to have a positive impact, both locally and across the province,” stated Driedger. “Relative to the other candidates, I believe I have a good blend of agricultural background, professional training and experience, and (relatively speaking) youth.”

   He believes that the biggest challenge the new Progressive Conservative representative in La Verendrye will face is geography and demographics.

   “It covers a very large area, with a variety of communities that have different demographics and different needs,” explained Driedger. For example, the median age in the RMs of La Broquerie and Hanover is in the 27-28 range, while in municipalities like Whitemouth, Piney and Stuartburn it is in the 42-45 range.

   “Those spreads give rise to different types of needs in the different communities, which coupled with the large geographical distance, means the riding will be one that requires a lot of energy to cover,” Driedger continued. “It’s also a riding that takes in a lot of different economic factors too, with a strong agricultural component, some logging and forestry, and tourism in places like Buffalo Point and the Whiteshell. So it’s a very interesting blend with a lot of opportunities and challenges.”

   Driedger has his work cut out for him at three upcoming meetings when PC supporters will finally vote for the one whose name will appear on next year’s provincial election ballot. Twenty-three year old Amos Wiebe from Grunthal; Dennis Smook from Vita; Doug Wiens from Grunthal and Glenn Malkoske from Whitemouth  are the other four candidates.

   There will be three opportunities for PC supporters to vote for their future representative. Nomination meetings are scheduled to take place September 20 in Vita, September 21 in Whitemouth and September 22 in Sarto. There will be a new voting system in place where voters will rank the candidates in order of preference, and as the bottom candidates drop off, those ballots are reassigned based upon the next ranked preferences on each ballot, until eventually one candidate gets 50 percent of the support.

   The new constituency of La Verendrye is one of the largest and most geographically diverse ridings in the province. It stretches from Pointe du Bois in the north to the Canada-U.S. border in the south and takes in Anola, Whitemouth, Falcon Lake, La Broquerie, Grunthal, Vita and Piney among other communities.

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Tory candidates line up in La Verendrye

By Marianne Curtis

   When it comes to selecting the official Tory candidate in the newly recreated constituency of La Verendrye, Progressive Conservative supporters have several candidates to chose from.

   At the beginning of June, two more candidates announced that they are seeking the nomination to become the first legislative member for the redesigned constituency.

   Twenty-three year old Amos Wiebe from Grunthal and Dennis Smook from Vita are both vying for the chance to be the first PC candidate to run in the next provincial election.

   Wiebe is looking forward to hearing the concerns of residents in the riding as the next provincial election draws closer. He feels that over the past decade there has been a growing general apathy towards the concerns of rural Manitobans on the part of the NDP government. He says it is this growing apathy which has spurred him to run to represent this new riding.

   “I believe that consultation on farming and conservation policies are important, but we have seen very little of that from the NDP. These are the policies and laws which affect rural Manitobans the most, yet they get very little say in them,” added Wiebe. “While the riding may only contain about 20,000 people, the issues and concerns of the communities in it will vary significantly.”

   Smook, who is a longtime community organizer and Vita businessman announced his intent to seek nomination the next day. 

   “My business interests and community work have provided me with the opportunity to meet many people who have the ideas, energy and commitment to strengthen our communities.” said Smook in making the announcement. “I look forward to working with people in all communities to untap our collective potential.

   Former Emerson MLA Jack Penner publicly endorses Smook.

   “I have know Dennis for over twenty years and with his business background and community commitment, he certainly has what it takes to be a great MLA. He knows the whole Laverendrye Constituency.”

   The new constituency of La Verendrye is one of the largest and most geographically diverse ridings in the province. It stretches from Pointe du Bois in the north, to the Canada-U.S. border in the south and takes in Anola, Whitemouth, Falcon Lake, La Broquerie, Grunthal, Vita and Piney among other communities.

   Doug Wiens from Grunthal and Glenn Malkoske from Whitemouth announced their intent to seek nomination last month.

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