Community organizations once again benefitted from the Boissevain-Morton Foundation granting process, and the board is seeing a greater ability to make decisions than in the past.

The Western Manitoba Health Care Task Force, with membership from nine municipalities in southwestern Manitoba, will host a number of community information meetings to present their preliminary recommendations. The Task Force began meeting earlier this spring to develop recommendations to ensure a regional collective voice is presented to the Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living as the Minister guides a sustainability process for health services delivery in the province

The Task Force’s nine members include:

  1. Boissevain-Morton Municipality
  2. Brenda-Waskada Municipality
  3. Cartwright-Roblin Municipality
  4. Deloraine-Winchester Municipality
  5. Killarney-Turtle Mountain Municipality
  6. Town of Melita
  7. RM of Pipestone
  8. RM of Prairie Lakes
  9. Two Borders Municipality.

The Task Force will present eleven preliminary recommendations focused on three themes:

  1. emergency services
  2. access to care and senior’s housing
  3. long-term care 

The Task Force is also proposing an on-going partnership between the members that would focus on supporting and advocating for health care services in the region.

To provide an opportunity for round table feedback, a community information public meeting will be held in Boissevain on Tuesday, November 21 from 7-9pm at the Legion Hall. Similar meetings were held in Deloraine, Killarney, Cartwright and Melita.

The Task Force is to present its final recommendations to member council’s by the end of the year. Recommendations approved by councils will be forwarded to the Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living early in the new year. See page 3 for more details.

 

A change in the mayoral chair in 1989 did not look like such a big deal at the time. But here we are in 2017 facing the move again for the first time since.

For more than twenty years, Boissevain-Morton CAO Lloyd Leganchuk was the quiet, steady and determined backbone for community growth and development. He gives credit to everyone involved, but does take pride in what Boissevain-Morton accomplished during his tenure.

 

Former Boissevain residents Ralph and Barb Shorey have a well-deserved place in a new book about the experiences of World War Two veterans.

Despite the best plans of mice and men, Highway #10 will not be completed in 2017. Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation is finishing up what it can for the winter and planning to get right back at it next spring.

With some help from the spot’s founding fathers, Boissevain-Morton is in the middle of addressing “no vacancy” issues at the campground.

 

A few new people, some developing services and a bit of work to some buildings will help Prairie Partners continue their always-important presence in the community.

A recent accident south of Boissevain demonstrates why locals are worried about plans to pull ambulance service from the community.

Border King manager Ed Dyck feels the changes made to the roster this year will help the hockey club push a little farther in the playoffs than they have for many a year.