• Changes wanted to unfair property tax system 

    Changes wanted to unfair property tax system 

    With an election looming, taxation in Boissevain-Morton has become one of the issues of the year. For some, changes are badly needed, and it has not gone unnoticed around the council table.

    Property owners are the ones who take it on the chin when it comes to paying for things like roads, streets, sewers and schools. No one likes it when fall comes around and the tax bills are due. This has been especially true recently, with a couple of developments occurring.

    For one, this was a re-assessment year, meaning that the Province took a look at properties and decided what their new values were. In Boissevain, the assessments went up 8.6%, while in the Morton ward, they increased 8%. This alone will give a tax bill a jump.

  • Credit Union in Minto closing doors

    Credit Union in Minto closing doors

    Minto will soon be losing its financial institution.

    Sunrise Credit Union recently announced it would be closing the doors at their branch in the town. The decision was made in August, and according to Sunrise President and CEO Tim Klassen, changes in technology played a major role.

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  • School still under construction as classes set to start

    School still under construction as classes set to start

    The school experience will be a little different to start for both staff and students in Boissevain School this fall.

    With classes starting on Wednesday, September 5, everyone will have to work their way around the ongoing construction. Crews started work on the building last spring on a project that included siding and windows on the east side of the building and a new heating system. As predicted, there is still ongoing construction on both the in and outside. According to Boissevain Principal Stephanie Emberly, the seeming chaos in much of the building is no cause for concern.

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