Letters - Response to Bill 19

Response to Jeff Wharton

Neepawa Banner & Press

By now you have all received a letter from Jeff Wharton, provincial minister of municipal affairs, on Bill 19, The Planning Amending Act.

In it, Min. Wharton states that Bill 19 has been amended but we would just like to clarify that Section 25 still stands as originally written.

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Letters - Thanks for stepping up

Submitted

Neepawa Banner & Press

Dear Mr. Goertzen and Mr. Waddell:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your presentation during the Committee Hearing for Bill 19, The Planning Amendment Act. Many individuals put forward presentations to share their viewpoints on the legislation.

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Province announces plans to sell pot

Kate Jackman-Atkinson
Neepawa Banner & Press

The sale of recreational cannabis in Manitoba will take place in private businesses, but will be controlled by the provincial government. This hybrid retail and distribution model was announced by Manitoba premier Brian Pallister on Nov. 7.

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'Saying no is not an option’-Pallister

Province unveils green plan alternative

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

Neepawa Banner & Press

Acknowledging the need to address climate change, last week, the provincial government released their climate and green plan. In announcing the plan, premier Brian Pallister and Sustainable Development minister Rochelle Squires stressed that this “Made in Manitoba” solution would meet the needs of Manitobans, while also reducing the province’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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Oh deer! Vehicle-animal collisions on the rise

By Eoin Devereux 
Neepawa Banner & Press

The number of unexpected and unwanted run-ins with wildlife are on the increase across the province. According to data gathered by Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), over the past five years, Manitobans have reported an average of 11,000 crashes per year involving animals. That has resulted in more than 300 injuries every year, costing about $41 million annually in property damage. 

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