Mental Health Week- May 6-12

Learn and help the stigma around Mental Health.

Find out more

With the substantial snowfall seen over the past few weeks, snow removal remains under control in Morden.

City Manager Faisal Anwar says their biggest concern is the number of vehicles that they've towed. In the last two months of 2018, the city removed 24 vehicles, in 2019 so far 18 have been removed.

Faisal says this is an alarming number and believes it could be new residents that are unaware of the parking ban.

Faisal understands that it's never a pleasant experience to get a parking fine and says the city is looking at solutions to improve communication.

"We don't like to tow this number of vehicles every month, because 18 is quite a high number for the past two months. We're working on it, and hopefully, it will get better."

From October 1 through April 30, cars parked on the street from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. could be towed, and owners fined over $150 plus towing fees.

With an operating budget of approximately $155,000 for snow removal, Faisal says crews remain on budget and are handling the copious amounts of snow efficiently.

"We divided the city into six different zones; two zones are covered are coved by city staff, four are contracted out, so over 60 percent of our snow removal in contracted out. We do sanding and salting as well, some like Thornhill the province is responsible for."

With spring still some time away Faisal says the city will address any additional snowfalls, look at their contractors and find where there need to be improvements. The most important of those will be communication says Faisal, fulfilling expectations and avoiding and unnecessary hardships to Morden's citizens.

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