Murray McIntrye Reeve Of The Municipality Of Louise

Murray McIntrye is very appreciative of the support he received, as the Municipality of Louise voted him in as their new Reeve. With 409 votes, McIntyre beat out his competitors R. Brent Checkley…

David Carlson New Reeve For Emerson-Franklin

The new reeve for the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin says economic development will be a key priority of his in the next term. David Carlson captured 376 votes in Wednesday's municipal election to…

Winkler And Stanley Say "No" To Cannabis Retail Sales

Winkler and the RM of Stanley will not allow Cannabis retail stores to open within their respective communities. In Winkler, the plebiscite results revealed 2112 people voted "no" while 923 voted…

Town Of Morris Votes For Change On Council

There's a new mayor in the Town of Morris and his name is Scott Crick. Crick won the town's top job by capturing a total of 522 votes and unseating the incumbent mayor Gavin Van Der Linde and beating…

RM Of Lorne Reeve Returns For Third Term

Aurel Pantel is back for a third round as Reeve for the RM of Lorne, and he made it in with 690 votes. Pantel beat out Dan Ronceroy who snagged 431 votes. "I'm feeling pretty good, feeling upbeat . .…

Mike Pfrimmer Named Reeve In RM Of Roland

Roland's Mike Pfrimmer has been named Reeve, beating out incumbent John Hughes. Pfrimmer won with 216 votes beating out John Hughes with 81 votes. Pfrimmer thanked everyone who took time to vote…

2018 Municipal Election Results

Click on the image for 2018 Election Results The results are in. Simply follow the link and click on the races that you are following. We will also be offering extensive coverage and reactions from…

First Time Voter? Here's What You Need To Know

Thousands of residents will exercise their democratic right by heading to the polls Wednesday across the Pembina Valley. For those unfamiliar with the process Barb Dyck, Senior Elections Official in…

Reeve Candidate Hopes To Clean Up Derelict Homes In Roland

Roland's Mike Pfrimmer is running for Reeve. Owner of Roland Air Spray for 35 years, Pfrimmer says at 57 years old, "if I'm going run for council and try and make a difference, now is the time."…

RM Of Thompson Council Will See Minor Shakeup

Brian Callum will return for a second term this fall as Reeve for the RM of Thompson. "I'm glad to be back," Callum says, who was acclaimed to the top spot. "The fact that nobody ran, I don't know if…

Council Candidate Believes His Experience Can Help Move Morden Forward

Many individuals are interested in being part of the city's leading body with three candidates for mayor, and eight council candidates running for six council seats. With only two of the eight…

Voters Get To Hear Altona Council Candidates

Close to 200 people turned out for an All-Candidates Forum Tuesday night in Altona. The event, hosted by the Altona and District Chamber of Commerce, was organized to give voters a chance to hear…

Mihaychuk Hopes To Transition From Councillor To Reeve In Emerson-Franklin

Ron Mihaychuk is campaigning for another term on council in the municipality of Emerson-Franklin, but this time he wants to be the new reeve. The incumbent has eleven years of council experience, has…

Winkler Council Hopefuls Present Platforms To Voters

The race for city council is heating up in Winkler. Council hopefuls led a forum last night tackling topics ranging from recreation to affordable housing. In total nine people are running for six…

R.M. of Dufferin Candidates Set Municipal Election Priorities

Barry Driedger is looking to reclaim his position as councillor for Ward 2. His priorities include ensuring a sound water supply into the future, following through on the Boyne Regional Library…

Altona And Area Business Leaders Highlight Local Election Considerations

The Altona and District Chamber of Commerce is weighing in on the election as we get closer to the municipal vote on October 24th. The local organization represents business owners within the Town of…

Council Candidates Highlight Priorities For Carman

Candidates running for council in the Town of Carman outlined their visions for the community, and what their priorities would be if elected, during a forum Tuesday. There are 8 people running for 6…

Winkler Council Incumbent Says Promoting Business Key To Growth

Council incumbent Henry Siemens is excited for the Winkler of tomorrow. With major investments in recreation and wastewater services the future looks bright, Siemens says, and one that he hopes to be…

Zahid Zehri Champions Mutual Respect In Race For Winkler Council

Zahid Zehri is making a second run for Winkler city council. While he didn't win a seat in 2014, Zehri says he was encouraged by the voter turnout and didn't want to disappoint his growing…

Candidate's Passion Is To Aid In City's Growth

Council candidate Gordon Maddock wants to take his love and passion for Morden, and be a part of its guiding hand Morden is currently undergoing a period of growth, says Maddock, issues will need to…

Morden Incumbent Says He Could Provide Continuity For A New Council

Incumbent Doug Frost is looking to serve another term on Morden's city council. An employee of Bell/MTS for 46 years, and with his two terms on council prior, Frost says he's learned much about…

Morris Council Candidates Discuss Local Issues

Fourteen of the fifteen candidates running for Morris Council presented themselves to the community at an all candidates forum Thursday night. Absent was Matthew Schulz. Mel Baxter has become a…

Morris Mayoral Candidates Talk Taxes And More During Candidates Forum (VIDEO)

The three candidates vying to become mayor of Morris presented themselves to the community at an all candidates forum Thursday night. All three candidates were given questions regarding residential…

Improving Economic Growth In Emerson-Franklin Top Of Mind For David Carlson

A longtime resident of Dominion City says improving economic growth is probably the biggest issue facing his municipality. It's one of the main issues that prompted David Carlson to run for reeve in…

Don Fehr Seeking Second Term To Build On Council Experience

Don Fehr is hoping for a second term as a Winkler councillor. He says the job is all about advocating for the needs of the citizen. "My platform is continuing to listen to the citizens of Winkler,"…

Incumbent Candidate Anticipates Exciting Future For Morden

Council for the City of Morden will have a very different look after this month's election. Of the slate of candidates vying for a spot on council, only two are incumbents. Hank Hildebrand has served…

Former Councillor Running For Reeve In Emerson-Franklin

Voters in Emerson-Franklin will decide later this month who will lead their municipality into the future. There are three candidates campaigning for the position of reeve; they include Ron Mihaychuck,…

Morden's Future Leaders Address Concerns At All Candidates Forum

Residents filled the venue for Morden's All Candidates Forum, wanting to hear from the next leaders of the community. Candidates for council and mayor shared their values and vision for the city's…

Gilmore Brings Decades of Experience in Bid for R.M. Montcalm Reeve

Paul Gilmore wants to be the next reeve for the R.M. of Montcalm, and while he says he has an interest in politics Gilmore doesn't consider himself a political person. Gilmore feels he has the skills…

Carman's Mayor-elect Sets Focus For the Coming Term

Infrastructure is a top priority for Carman's mayor-elect. Brent Owen. Submitted photo. Brent Owen said infrastructure remains an important of running the town, and pointed to areas like water, sewer…

Winkler Council Hopeful Calls For Second Splash Park

Jerry Friesen believes everyone is called to serve in different capacities. It's the reason he's running for Winkler City Council this fall. "This is going to be outside my comfort zone," he says,…

Council Candidate Champions Medical Clinic "Envy Of Most Manitoba Communities"

Winkler City Council incumbent Marvin Plett says it's been an honour serving the community and hopes to secure another term in office. "I'm proud of our record of accountability, I think it's very…

Council Candidate Questions Feasibility Of Morden Roundabout Project

Morden offers numerous recreational and tourism opportunities, along with dedicated fire and police services that go above and beyond the call of duty, says Morden council candidate Garry Hiebert.…

Rhineland Reeve Ready For Third Term

Don Wiebe will serve a third term as reeve for the Municipality of Rhineland. He was elected by acclamation last week when no one stepped forward to challenge him. "I do appreciate the community…

Gray Looks Forward to 'Guiding the Ship' in Second Term as R.M. Dufferin Reeve

George Gray will serve a second term as reeve for the R.M. of Dufferin. He was acclaimed to the job after no other candidates stepped forward during the nomination process. "I really appreciate the…

Froese Says Rapid Growth Is Still Winkler's Greatest Challenge

Andrew Froese, one of Winkler's youngest councillors, is hoping to continue serving the city. Froese has completed his first term on Winkler city council, starting at just 26 years old in 2014. "It…

Altona's Mayor-Elect Encouraged By Number Of Candidates

Altona's mayor-elect is anxious to see the make up of town council after the October 24 civic elections. Al Friesen was elected by acclamation last week and will succeed Melvin Klassen as the head of…

Groening Back For a Third Term as R.M. of Morris Reeve

Ralph Groening will serve a third term as reeve for the RM of Morris. He was acclaimed to the job after no other candidates came forward during the nomination process. "I am pleased. I am grateful to…

Assisted Living Project A Priority For Winkler Council Hopeful Don Cruickshank

For Don Cruickshank, running for city council is an answer to a calling. "I really do believe God uses people to move into leadership to move society back to a place that reflects his glory," he…

Morden Mayoral Candidate Says Morden Is Facing Identity Crisis

Brandon Burley, one of three candidates vying for the top job in Morden this election season, wants to help nurture the city's identity. According to Burley Morden is facing an identity crisis, "we…

Winkler Mayor Returns For Fourth Consecutive Term

Martin Harder has been elected Mayor of Winkler by acclamation. He's served the city in the leadership role for the past 12 years. In that time he's seen a 50 percent population growth, from just…

Candidates Declared for School Trustee Elections

The deadline for submitting your name as a candidate in Manitoba's general municipal election on October 24th passed late Tuesday afternoon. Candidates have up to 24 hours after the close of the…

UPDATED: Mayoral, Reeve, and Council Nominees Announced

The deadline for submitting your name as a candidate in Manitoba's general municipal election on October 24th passed late Tuesday afternoon. Candidates have up to 24 hours after the close of the…

Morden Council Candidate Says He Brings Innovative Thinking To The Position

With 16 years in the Credit Union system, Rich Harries says his experiences demonstrate his strategic thinking, and ability to find innovative solutions, making him a good candidate for Morden City…

Lifelong Morden Resident Hopes To Serve Community As Mayor

Karla Warkentin has officially entered her name in the civic election as a candidate for mayor for the city of Morden. She believes the next mayor of Morden's best qualification should be a mayor who…

Grenier Pledges To Continue Fiscal Responsibility

"It's really that second term... where you become a real asset to the community and its citizens." That according to Michael Grenier who is hoping to have a second term with Winkler City Council,…

Altona Councillor Ann Kroeker Not Seeking Re-election

A local veteran politician is stepping away from municipal politics after 12 years on Altona town council. Ann Kroeker has decided not to seek re-election in October's civic vote. Elected to office…

Longtime School Trustee Urges Others To Speak Up For Education

Longtime School Trustee Brenda Willey hopes to see others take up the cause of education advocacy. "I really feel more people need to get involved with this. It's important to have a good diverse…

Candidacy A Chance To Give Back Says Morden Mayoral Candidate

Morden has a new name in the ring for mayor. Ron McClain says he brings an open mind, transparency and communication to the table. Moving to Morden in 1970, McClain was active in the community for 23…

Owen Submits Carman Mayoral Bid

A two-term councillor for the Town of Carman wants to be the next mayor of the community. Current deputy mayor, Brent Owen, is vying for the top job in this fall's civic election. "I want to continue…

Morden Shares Reality Of Being On Council

With the civic elections on the horizon, the City of Morden held an information session for potential candidates. Morden City Manager John Scarce says municipalities hold these sessions to prepare…

Flexibility Key to Balancing Civic and Personal Responsibilities

Is the large time commitment required of local politicians deterring young people with full-time jobs from running in municipal elections? That question is being asked more often as local councils…

A Third Candidate For Town of Morris Mayor

A third candidate is in the running for Town of Morris mayor this year. David Smith is a long-time resident and businessman who served on council from 2006-2010. "The reason I'm running is because I…

There's Still Time To Declare Candidacy In Municipal Election

There appears to be varied levels of interest throughout the region in running for municipal politics in the upcoming elections. For example, the Town of Morris will have a mayoral race for the first…

Long-Time Morden Councillor Won't Run For Fourth Term

After 12 years of service, long-time Morden Councillor Alex Fedorchuk has announced he won't be running in this fall's election. Looking back on his three terms, he recalls a complete change-over…

Scott Crick Enters Morris Mayoral Race

A second candidate has stepped forward in the running to become mayor for the Town of Morris. Business professional and former town councillor, Scott Crick, has thrown his hat into the ring forcing…

RM Of Stanley Reeve Seeks Re-election

After much deliberation, R.M. of Stanley Reeve Morris Olafson will be running for one more term as reeve. Olafson says he had been back and forth on his desire to run, as the position is a large time…

Montcalm Reeve Not Seeking Re-election

The reeve for the Rural Municipality of Montcalm will not run for re-election this fall. Derek Sabourin has decided to exit civic politics when his term ends in October. Sabourin was elected as reeve…

Karina Bueckert Running For Winkler Council

Local resident Karina Bueckert has thrown her hat into the ring for Winkler City Council. She says the biggest factor was the blessing from her family, "they support me in serving the community, I…

Manitoba School Boards Association Member Urges More Community Participation

With the Manitoba government planning to review the province's education system next year, the Region 2 Director for the Manitoba School Boards Association says it's imperative to engage in local…

Emerson-Franklin Reeve Not Running In October Election

Emerson-Franklin Reeve Greg Janzen won't be seeking re-election in fall. He's finishing his second term as reeve, and looked back on some of his memorable experiences. "It's been quite an experience…

R.M. Of Morris Reeve Will Run For Re-Election

R.M. of Morris Reeve Ralph Groening will seek re-election in this year's municipal vote in October. "I have decided, after discussions with my wife, that I will let my name stand for the position of…

Morris Mayor To Seek Re-Election

Gavin van der Linde, Mayor for the Town of Morris, has announced he will be seeking re-election in October's municipal vote. "I've been mayor for two terms now, and it's been one of the parts of my…

Altona Councillor Eyes Mayor's Chair

A town councillor has thrown his hat into the ring to become the next mayor of Altona. Al Friesen intends to run for the town's top job in municipal elections scheduled for late October. Al…

Reeve For Rhineland Municipality Plans To Run In Fall Election

The reeve for Rhineland Municipality says he intends to seek a second full term in office and will let his name stand for re-election in this year's municipal vote. Don Wiebe says he has enjoyed the…

Dufferin Reeve Seeking Re-election

The reeve for the RM of Dufferin intends to seek another term in office this fall. George Gray says he will seek re-election in the October civic elections. Gray says there's one particular project…

Mayor Of Altona Not Seeking Re-election

Altona will have a new mayor this fall. After 16 years in the town's top job, Melvin Klassen has announced he will not be seeking re-election in October's municipal vote. "I think many things have…

Carman's Mitchell Not Seeking A Fourth Term

Carman's mayor is making way for a new era of leadership around the council table. After serving 12 years in the role, Bob Mitchell says he has made the firm decision not to run for re-election this…

New Candidate For RM Of Montcalm Reeve

Debbi Fortier will be running for the position of reeve for the RM of Montcalm in October. In spring, Fortier will be retiring from her position as general manager at Community Futures Triple R. "I…

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