Riding Mountain constituency candidates questioned, give comments

By Sheila Runions

Banner Staff

A provincial election is set for Manitoba on Tuesday, April 19 and on Tuesday, April 5, Rapid City’s chamber of commerce hosted a candidate’s evening. The Green Party accepted Mark Olenick’s registration on March 25 so considering he had only 10 days to prepare vs. three months the Liberal and PC candidates have had, he provided excellent answers. The atmosphere was positive, due in part to the NDP candidate of Winnipeg being unable to attend. Approximately 65 people attended the two hour debate.

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Rural roads dominate Worst Roads lists

Submitted article

CAA Manitoba

 CAA Manitoba’s fifth annual Worst Roads campaign closed On April 7 by hitting the highest number of votes cast in their campaign to date and inducting a record six rural roads into the top 10 list of dishonour. 

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View from the Legislature - Aug 28, 2015

By Leanne Rowat

Riding Mountain MLA

Shortages have directly been affecting health care coverage in our constituency for a long time. Another new challenge has come up in the last week as both physicians currently practising in Shoal Lake have handed in their resignations, effective in November. It was especially upsetting to see that as this devastating news was reaching our communities, this NDP government put out a press release boasting, “There are 66 more doctors providing care to Manitoba families throughout the province as compared to the same time last year.” 

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Inky Mark to run

By Inky Mark

Submitted Article

Since retiring from politics in September of 2010, the phone has not stopped ringing.

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Wildlife a risk factor on roadways

By Tara Seel

      Media Relations Officer

During the fall season, not only are road conditions changing, nightfall is coming earlier and wildlife is very active. Many species of wildlife are migrating and mating at this time of year, which means they will encounter roadways more frequently, increasing the risk of a collision with a motor vehicle.

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