Mental Health Week- May 6-12

Learn and help the stigma around Mental Health.

Find out more

Provincial support for area public school divisions will vary next year.

According the province's latest public schools funding announcement, Border Land, Prairie Rose, Prairie Spirit, and Red River Valley school divisions will all see a 2 per cent decrease in money from the Government of Manitoba in 2019/20. The province says these divisions are all on the Formula Guarantee which ensures funding is at least 98 per cent of the prior year because their operating support, combined with the Tax Incentive Grant, is less than that.

However, Garden Valley School Division will see a .5 per cent increase in provincial support thanks to an increase in equalization support which is partially offset by a 0.4 per cent decrease in enrolment and the phase out of the Tax Incentive Grant.

Western School Division will see a 4.4 per cent increase thanks to added equalization support and a 4.6 per cent increase in enrolment.

Overall, the province says support for public elementary and secondary education will increase by $6.6 million next year, exceeding $1.329 billion in total.

Thursday's funding announcement also directs school divisions to keep local education property tax increases at two per cent for 2019-20 while continuing to reduce administrative costs.


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