Are You Interested In Being A City Councillor Or Mayor?

Visit the Civic Centre or call 204-822-4434 to find out more.

The Pallister government says it intends to focus on improving health care in rural Manitoba this year.

Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen has indicated that some of the issues rural Manitobans are facing includes access to emergency services and timely ambulance service, but no mention of any bricks and mortar type projects.

That's not the news residents in the community of Morris and area want to hear since they have an aging hospital that needs to replaced or renovated.

Tory MLA for Morris, Shannon Martin, was asked if that kind of project might be in the works.

"I know there has been some discussions with the local Foundation, and I've sat in on meeting between the health minister, reeve and mayor on that issue. I think there is a recognition that based on the fact that Highway 75 is a major transportation artery, there is a role for the Morris hospital to play."

Martin admits the Morris Health Centre is in need of upgrades or replacement, but at this time there are no concrete plans to tackle the project.

More Local News

Arnaud HOPE Grow Project Sees 'Best Turn Out' In Years

A team of farmers gathered on Monday at the 22nd annual HOPE (Helping Other People Eat) grow project east of Arnaud to harvest 160 acres of spring wheat. HOPE is one of the dozens of Manitoba…

UPDATE: Three In Hospital After Two-Vehicle Collision Sunday

Three local residents are recovering in hospital after a serious collision Sunday morning. At 9:15 a.m August 19, Carman RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision near Chortitz at the intersection of…

Ron MacLean And Hometown Hockey Coming To Winkler

Winkler will be the national hockey epicenter this March when legend Ron MacLean arrives to broadcast live as part of the Hometown Hockey national tour. Why was Winkler chosen? Mayor Martin Harder…

More Support Coming for Plum Coulee's Active Living Centre

The Plum Coulee Active Living Centre is getting a financial boost from the province. The facility officially opened to the public in May of this year. Centre spokesperson June Letkeman says they were…

Banned From Restaurant, Local Man Arrested After Weekend Assault

A 29-year-old male, banned from Tim Hortons in Morden, was arrested for assault after an incident at the restaurant this weekend. Around 2:00 AM, on August 18, an off-duty police officer arrested the…

Fire Destroys Crystal City Elevator And Business (GALLERY)

Fire has destroyed two buildings in Crystal City, including one the community's grain elevators. Flames were seen shooting high above the wooden Paterson Grain facility located on South Railway…

Cause Of Combine Blaze Remains Unknown (GALLERY)

**Updated Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.** The cause of a combine fire Monday in the Greenridge area remains unknown. Todd Nichols, deputy fire chief for the Dominion City Fire Department, said, however, it is…

High Temperatures Contributing To High Camping Numbers In Morden

The sun and hot temperatures have benefited the Morden Campground at Lake Minnewasta. During the summer the campground has been incredibly busy says Community Events & Recreation Manager Clare Agnew,…

Highway 75 Upgrades Underway

Manitoba Infrastructure is repairing the concrete joints along Highway 75, south of Ste. Agathe. Regional Construction Engineer A.J. Miller says the work is happening in the southbound lanes between…

Goertzen To Explore Significant Changes In Education

New Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen says the Manitoba government is exploring significant changes to the education system. Goertzen says it has been a hectic few weeks as he makes the transition…

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

Search the Biz Guide

Login