• Chase the Ace building jackpot

    Chase the Ace building jackpot

    A popular fundraiser for the Boissevain Lions Club is reaching its end for this year, with the pot building into a solid winner.

    Chase the Ace is held by the Boissevain Lions at the Home Hotel along with their popular meat draw. According to Lions President Murray Fingas, it continues to get a lot of support.

    “It’s going rather well,” Fingas said. “The pot is not a huge amount, but it is has reached almost $3,300 and still growing. It is a good fundraiser for us. It goes well with the meat draw. They really compliment each other.”

    There will not be a Chase the Ace on Good Friday, but there are three weeks left, held on Friday evenings, April 26, May 3 and 10.

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  • Council present proposed tax balancing levy

    Council present proposed tax balancing levy

    With a priority given to easing the tax burden on those with higher assessed property, Boissevain-Morton Council presented and explained their proposed expansion of a special services levy to the urban ratepayers at a special meeting held April 9.

    By-Law No. 2019-01 is a levy to collect taxes for specific services within the urban community of Boissevain. At the well-attended meeting in the Council Chambers, council and administration presented the reasons for the levy; the decision making that went into it, and its impact, while taking questions from the crowd. Head of Council Judy Swanson said it took a lot of time and work from everyone in order to come up with the proposed changes. She said there was a special services by-law for 25 years, so changes were new to everyone involved.

    “We’ve been working diligently on this,” Swanson said. “These changes are not easy.”

  • A Celebration of Life for Randy Turner

    A Celebration of Life for Randy Turner

    Burton Cummings Theatre
    April 8, 2019

    Emcee
    Maureen Fitzhenry

    Song by Issy Dahl & Evan Rogalsky

    Speakers
    Zach Turner, nephew
    Kent Turner, brother

    Visual Presentation

    Speakers
    Wes Morningstar
    Bob Irving
    Buzz Currie

    Song by Issy Dahl & Evan Rogalsky

    Speaker
    Mayor Brian Bowman

    Thank-you from the family
    Kali Wilkinson, niece

    To watch the full service: https://vimeo.com/329268705

  • Carbon tax to have impact locally

    Carbon tax to have impact locally

    Although it officially started on April 1, the new carbon tax in Manitoba is no joke.

    The first of the month saw the imposition of a new and controversial tax on emissions. Prime Minister Trudeau’s government had announced previously that any province that did not come up with its own acceptable plan to reduce carbon usage would have a federal tax imposed on it. Manitoba, along with Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick were the culprits and saw the increase come earlier this week.

    As it stands, people in the Keystone province are seeing gas prices at the pump go up 4.42 cents a litre, with a 6.4 cent increase for diesel. These are the increases consumers will see right up front and immediately. For any driver, this will be problematic. For others, the impact will be heavier.

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