2019 Curbside Pickup Schedule

The schedule will be in your mailbox and available at Civic Centre.

Click Here For More

During the holiday season, Morden Police will be holding their MPI sponsored Road Watch program targeting impaired driving.

Generally, in the Morden area, there aren't many people that drive impaired, but every year there is a certain number that is stopped for being under the influence says Morden Police Chief Brad Neduzak.

"These programs through MPI, what it does is allows officers to come in on their own time to focus exclusively on traffic enforcement. . . whether it be for cell phone usage or looking for impaired drivers."

MPI covers the overtime wages of the officers, allowing them to patrol their communities during their off-duty hours.

In 2017, 73 people were killed, and 442 were seriously injured in traffic collisions in Manitoba. Drunk driving accounted for 32 percent of those killed and six percent of those injured. Already this year, 28 people have lost their lives because of a drunk driver.

For first time drunk drivers that register a 'fail' on an approved screening device, which indicates a blood alcohol content over .08, who cause no bodily injury or death, police would have the discretion to impose a new monetary penalty of at least $500 as well as a mandatory ignition interlock of one year rather than proceeding with a criminal charge. The new sanctions would be comparable to those applied post-conviction and would be applied on top of the existing pre-conviction 90-day licence suspension, 30-day vehicle impoundment and mandatory Addictions Foundation of Manitoba assessment or remedial program required for all first-time drunk drivers with a BAC over .08 on a breathalyzer test.

Neduzak says they will be out in the community full force and says anyone that is planning on consuming cannabis or alcohol to make arrangements before they decide to get behind the wheel and drive. 2018 03 distracted driving

Meanwhile, the Province of Manitoba brought in stiffer penalties to reduce the amount of distracted driving, but Justice Minister Cliff Cullen says some people still aren’t getting the message.

Cullen says too many people are still driving distracted. “Clearly the message isn’t getting through to some people. We brought in tougher penalties in hopes of deterring people from distracted driving and motorists need to realize there are consequences to driving and not paying attention to the roadways.”

Cullen said it’s a good time to remind Manitobans not to be distracted when behind the wheel.

“Again it is the holiday season and people shouldn’t be drinking and driving.”

More Local News

Interest Rates Hold Steady, Though Increase Predicted For July

Don't expect a change in Canada's interest rate anytime soon. The Bank of Canada recently announced they're holding the rate steady at 1.75 percent. Access Credit Union's President and CEO Larry…

Province Examining Plum Coulee Police Agreement With Altona

Manitoba's justice minister says the province is examining the police services agreement between Altona and Plum Coulee. The arrangement is scheduled to end on December 31, 2019, based on municipal…

Enbridge To Begin Ramping Down Line 3 Work in Manitoba

The Canadian leg of Enbridge's Line 3 replacement project is nearing completion. The portion of pipeline located north of the International Border runs from Hardisty, AB through Southern Manitoba,…

Pallister Prompting Government Review

Premier Brian Pallister has been spending a lot of time recently in rural Manitoba, and he’s talking like an election isn’t too far away. The Conservatives are busy holding founding and nomination…

RCMP Debunk Social Media Post about at Home Breath Samples

Numerous social media posts have been circulating claiming the Canadian RCMP can now demand breath samples anywhere at any time. Tara Seel is a Media Relations Officer with the RCMP of Manitoba and…

Physio Service Opens In Winkler To Meet Increasing Demand

Winkler officially said hello to a new physiotherapy clinic, with the grand opening of Red River Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre. Red River Physio, currently has two other locations, one in St.…

Local Organization Helping Support School in The Congo

Hope for All Nations Developments and Sustainability (HANDS Canada) is a local charity organization that sends support to a Kindergarten to grade six school in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They…

First-Aid Knowledge Beneficial To Anyone

Disaster can strike at a moments notice; however, someone can have the skills to be prepared in the case of an emergency. Gaining knowledge in first-aid is not something you forget, says Regional…

Be Prepared For Cold Weather

With southern Manitoba experiencing the coldest stretch of winter thus far, a Meteorologist is warning all of us to be extra careful when heading out in these conditions. Natalie Hasell with…

The Bunker In Winkler Seeing Accelerated Growth

The Bunker in Winkler now reaches youth every weeknight. "It's something we've been envisioning for a long time," Executive Director Kevin Hildebrand says. Programming runs every weekday from game…

PembinaValleyOnline.com is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login