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MNP says tax changes would hit businesses owners hard

[ • By Kara Kinna]
According to the federal government, proposed tax changes for small businesses will level an unfair playing field, but on Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Moosomin Chamber of Commerc. . .READ MORE

Enbridge Line 3 hearings to start in Minnesota

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Minnesota kicks off public hearings this week on whether to allow Enbridge Energy to replace its Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The replacement would . . .READ MORE

Fire destroys three buildings in downtown Virden

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Three historic buildings in Virden, MB were destroyed after an early morning fire Saturday. The three buildings were on 7th avenue, on the block to the east of the traffic . . .READ MORE

Minister of Trade Steven Bonk welcomes trade deal

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The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the 28 member countries of the European Union (EU) took effect Sept. 21, 2017. The agreement coul. . .READ MORE

Federal tax changes would hurt 94 per cent of small businesses

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An overwhelming majority (95 per cent) of tax professionals -- and small business owners themselves --say the proposed federal tax changes will hurt middle-class business owners and their families, according to a survey released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Dan Kelly, President of CFIB, will present the new da. . .


Sask manufacturing sales growth leads Canada

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Saskatchewan’s manufacturing sector was busy in July, with sales up 13.5 per cent over last July (seasonally adjusted), the highest percentage increase among the provinces, to $1.27 billion. On a national basis, sales were up only 3.4 per cent. “A double digit increase in the year-over-year comparison shows that our province’s manufacturing sec. . .


Town wants to discuss school facilities

[ • BY Kevin Weedmark]

Moosomin town council is inviting the area’s representative on the school board to discuss how the school division plans to accommodate increasing enrolment at McNaughton High School in Moosomin over the long term. McNaughton High has seen increasing enrolments over the last few years, and enrolment is projected to increase by another 100 studen. . .


Rocanville Museum Day Saturday

[ • BY Kara Kinna]

Rocanville museum will be a busy place this Saturday when it invites the general public in for a walk back in time with its annual Museum Day. Museum Day is a long-time annual tradition at Rocanville Museum, and the main fundraiser for the museum each year. This year the day starts with pancake breakfast at 8 am. The rest of the day includes. . .


Moosomin producer car siding targeted for closure

[ • BY Kevin Weedmark]

The Agricultural Producers Association disagrees with the Canadian Pacific Railway’s decision to close at least 10 producer car loading sites in Saskatchewan, including one at Moosomin, and is asking for a federal moratorium. In a letter to Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau, APAS is requesting a moratorium on the closure of producer car lo. . .


Manitoba gov't has questions on pot legalization

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Manitoba will continue to seek further clarity from the federal government on how it plans to support provinces in the implementation of The Cannabis Act, Bill C-45, while at the federal-provincial-territorial meeting of justice ministers from Sept. 13 to 15, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “Legalization of cannabis is a sign. . .


Burke arrested in Virden

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In the early morning hours of Monday, September 11, 2017, Westman RCMP officers conducted a court imposed compliance check on Cory Alexander Burke, a 31-year-old male from Virden. The compliance check was as a result of court imposed conditions recently placed on Burke after being arrested and charged multiple times in the past six weeks for pre. . .


More students in local classrooms this fall

[ • BY Kevin Weedmark]

There are more students in local schools this fall. At Moosomin’s McNaughton High School, enrolment is rising rapidly. Projected enrolment was 288 two years ago, 330 last year, and 349 this year. But even more students than projected showed up on the first day of school—360 students were in class for the first day. Enrolment is expected to co. . .


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