Mental Health Week- May 6-12

Learn and help the stigma around Mental Health.

Find out more

The extreme cold has forced Mennonite Collegiate Institute to cancel its student transportation service Tuesday morning. The school's fleet of vans will not be hitting the road to pick up students and bring them to school. 

Regardless, Principal Bernie Leoppky says MCI is moving ahead with the exam schedule for Tuesday and students will need to find their own way to school.

"With end of term and exams coming this week, it really throws a monkey wrench in to what's going to happen because we really need to get this term finished up this week," he said. 

Some options provided by the school include:

1. Students can stay at MCI overnight Mon-Tues if desired

2. Parents can bring students Tuesday morning  

3. If students miss their scheduled exam Tuesday, parents can contact MCI and make arrangements for an alternate time for the student to write it.

Under normal circumstances for school cancellations, MCI follows the example of Border Land School Division's west region. However, with this week being unique because of exams, Leoppky says officials will just have to play the remainder by ear. 

"We will try and run exams as scheduled as much as possible," he noted. 

"Safety is first and if parents feel conditions are at all unsafe then they need to make decisions for their students and we will accommodate those decisions as well as we can."


For a full list of cancellations, visit our Road Reports & Cancellations Page.

More Local News

Emerson Well Protected As Red River Crests

The Red River will crest this week at Emerson and is expected to stay at that level for a few days, but no major problems are expected. Local emergency coordinator Bill Spanjer says the community's…

Two Charged For Destroying Traffic Signs In Altona

Altona police have laid charges in an incident that saw multiple traffic signs cut down in the community. Employees with the Altona Public Works Department notified police of the mischief last week,…

Morden Police Seeking Assistance In Potential Theft

Morden Police are continuing an investigation into a potential theft. On Saturday, April 20, close to midnight police received a call regarding a suspicious male near the railroad tracks. The caller…

W.C. Miller Student Earns Young Humanitarian Award

From an early age, Reese Estwick made it her mission to be an ally to those who are marginalized. That passion and dedication has earned her a Young Humanitarian Award from the Manitoba Teachers'…

R.M. Montcalm Expands Mandatory Evacuations

More residents are being told to leave their homes east of St. Jean as flood waters threaten to cut off road access in the area. On Monday the R.M. of Montcalm issued a state of local emergency,… is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide