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Municipal Elections October 24th, 2018

Municipal Elections October 24th, 2018


Candidate Registration

Reeve        May 1, 2018 to September 18, 2018
Councillors June 30, 2018 to September 18, 2018

Nominations

September 12, 208 to Septmber 18, 2018

Campaign Period

Reeve May 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
Councillors June 30, 2018 to March 31, 2019

Withdrawl Deadline

September 19, 2018

Election Day

October 24, 2018

Filing of Election Finance Statements

The deadline is determined by municipalities.  No later than 210 days (May 22, 2019) after the election.

For Manitoba Election FAQ:  http://www.gov.mb.ca/mr/mfas/election_faq.html

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Monday January 22nd

Monday January 22nd

Fed up with our cold winter? 

GOOD NEWS!

Welcome to everyone at the hall
at 1:00 pm on Monday January 22nd
for Cards, Games, Visiting, Lunch.

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Thank You

Thank You


The Board of the Roland Golf Club would like to extend a big Thank You to the Carman Area Foundation for their continued support. 

With their generous grant this past year we were able to recover
all of the club's golf cart seats. 

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January 26th

January 26th


Family Movie Night
Showing
Despicable Me 3

Friday January 26th
7:00 pm
Roland United Church
Snacks and Drinks Provided
Freewill Offering

Everyone Welcome!

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Dessert of the Month Draw February 11th

Dessert of the Month Draw February 11th

Dessert of the Month Draw
A Roland United Church Fundraiser

A different dessert will be delivered each month for one year.

Tickets $5.00 each, available at the Roland General Store, Roland United Church, or from Leslie, Lynda, or Pam.

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And the Winner is.....

And the Winner is.....


CONGRATULATIONS WAVE PARKER

Winner of Canada Post's lastest coin Draw!

Wave won a Silver Looney Tunes $10 coin.

Thanks to all who participated!

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January 31

January 31


Super Blue Moon Eclipse

The Blue Moon, the second of two full moons in one calendar month, will pass through the Earth's shadow on January 31, 2018, to give us a Total Lunar Eclipse.  Totality, when the moon will be entirely inside the Earth's Dark umbral shadow, will last a bit longer than 1 1/4 hours.

The January 31 Full Blue Moon is also the third in a series of three straight full moon Supermoons - that is, super-close full moons.  It's the first of two Blue Moons in 2018. 

So it's not just a lunar eclipse, or a blue moon, or a supermoon. 
It's all three....a Super Blue Moon Eclipse!

It is the first Blue Moon total eclipse in our area in 150 years!

Important......In North America, this lunar eclipse will be visible in our sky before sunrise on January 31st.

Take some time and enjoy the night sky!

www.earthsky.org

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January 28th

January 28th

 Data Privacy Day

Highlighting the impact that technology has on our privacy rights.

It is currently observed in Canada, the United States, India,
and 47 European countries.

For more information visit:

www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day

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January 27th

January 27th

Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. 

Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.  
 
Literacy is A Family Affair
 
Read Together
Play Together
Learn Together 
 
Have some Fun this month! 
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January 21st

January 21st


NATIONAL HUG DAY

We've got more than our quota of solitude and far too few hugs these days.  We all have a little person inside who needs human contact, especially in today's society where we are kept at arms
length. Hugging is an important form of sharing. 

We need to consider a hug, like we do, a handshake or a high-five.

A good hug warms relationships, makes a person feel good about themself and the world they live in.  That is what National Hug Day is all about.

A hug is a universal meaning of support, concern, and just a way of saying,
I am here, and I am glad you are too!

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Alzheimer Awareness Month

Alzheimer Awareness Month

Alzheimer's disease is irreversible and destroys brain cells, causing thinking ability and memory to deteriorate. Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. 

Dr. Alois Alzheimer first identified the disease in 1906. He described the two hallmarks of the disease: "plaques," which are numerous tiny, dense deposits scattered throughout the brain that become toxic to brain cells at excessive levels, and "tangles," which interfere with vital processes, eventually choking off the living cells. When brain cells degenerate and die, the brain markedly shrinks in some regions.

http://www.alzheimer.ca

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Junior Curling

Junior Curling


No Experience Requried!

Tuesday, January 9, 16, 23, 30
4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Ages 9 and up
Brooms & Sliders Provided
Please bring CLEAN-SOLED shoes!

No Fee
FMI Contact Brenda 204-343-2292
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Winter 2018 Yoga Classes

Winter 2018 Yoga Classes


Tuesday Evenings 

January 9th to March 13th
7:00 - 8:00 pm

Roland Memorial Hall

Go at your own pace, wear comfortable clothing, bring your 
water bottle and yoga mat.  
(extra mats are available if you don't have one.)

FMI Please call Diane after January 6th at 204-343-2006

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Winter 2018 P.A.C.E. Classes

Winter 2018 P.A.C.E. Classes


(People with Arthritis Can Exercise)
Wednesday Afternoons from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
January 10th to March 14th 

Roland Memorial Hall

Go at your own pace.  
Wear comforable clothing, your water bottle and your running 
shoes are all you will need.

Cost is $50 for 10 sessions.

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Arena Schedule

Arena Schedule


Free Open Hockey

Monday 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 to 9:00 pm

The arena will be open a half hour before.

Free Skating

Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 to 9:00 pm

The arena will be open a half hour before.

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Roland United Church

Roland United Church


January 7 - Sunday School resumes

January 8 - Hot Lunch - 11:30 - 1:00. Soup, buns, pickles, tarts & ice cream

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Roland Curling Club

Roland Curling Club

Men's Curling
Tuesday 6:30 pm

Stick Curling
Wednesday 9:00 am

Lady's Curling
Wednesday 7:15 pm

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Snow Removal

Snow Removal


Please DO NOT push driveway and/or yard site snow onto roadways or into drainage ditches. 
 
This often causes unwanted drifting across the roads.

Your cooperation in facilitating snow removal is greatly appreciated.

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A Little Roland History

A Little Roland History

Published by the Roland News Office, approximately 1906
By S T Tyndale

 

 

An Illistrated Souvenir of Roland by ST Tyndale
Fireman's Picnic

Fireman's Picnic

An Annual Event on the
3rd Friday in June

Kids Activities
BBQ
Auction Prizes
Beer Gardens
5:00 p.m.
at the Arena Grounds

All Proceeds go to upgrading our
Volunteer Fire Department Equipment. 

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Council Meeting

Council Meeting


The Next Meeting is  February 13th, 2018.

Council meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 am; 
Council Chambers are located in the Roland Memorial Hall.
Council meetings are open to the public, and we would like to 
encourage public attendance.

If you wish to appear as a delegation, or to be heard,
please contact the RM Office for an appointment.

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Roland Golf Club

Roland Golf Club

204-343-2409

http://www.rolandgolf.ca

Thank You for a Great Season!
See you in the Spring!
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West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus

Protect Yourself from West Nile Viris:  It Only Take One Bite!

In southern Manitoba, anyone can be exposed to an Infected Culex tarsalis mosquito from June to October.

WNV is NOT as uncommon as we once thought.  Once you start the conversation,
you will be shocked at the people you know who have been invected.

While some People who get WNV show no symptoms and do not become ill,
others show mild symptoms, such as headache, fever, fatigue and body aches,
(these symptoms can last months or years).

Severe illness can come with symptoms of severe headache, high fever,
mental confusion, muscel weakness, coma and paralysis.  Severe illness has occurred in all age groups, and again Symptoms and Recovery can take Months or Years!

There is NO Vaccine, No Cure, and NO Treatment for WNV.

Prevention is the First Line of Defence against WNV!

FMI:   http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/wnv/factsheets.html

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Help Starts Here

Help Starts Here

Visit

 www.mb.211.ca

Connect to Community Services

Abuse and Assault
Food & Clothing
Housing & Homelessness
Health
Mental Health
Addictions
Children & Parenting
Youth
Finance
Employment and Training
Legal Issues
55+
Indigineous Peoples
Newcomers & Refugees
People with Disablilites
LGBT2SQ+
and more.....

 If it is an Emergency

  • For police, fire, and paramedics call 911.

  • If you need to talk to someone, call the Klinic crisis line at
    (204) 786-8686 or 1-888-322-3019.

  • For Health Links - call (204) 788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257.

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The Pembina Valley Live App

The Pembina Valley Live App


The free app, Pembina Valley Live, launched February 28th, 2017 for Apple and Android devices.

Pembina Valley Live offers all the music, breaking news and information of Pembina Valley Online in a handy new format for smartphones and tablets.

Push notifications also alert users of Amber Alerts and Weather Warnings.

Along with breaking news, the app will allow organizations to alert people to cancelled classes or sports events.

Users can also program garbage day notifications for their district, which sends a message to your device the night before garbage goes out.

Pembina Valley Live is available for iOS and Android free in app stores. To download, click here.

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Don't be a Victim of Fraud

Don't be a Victim of Fraud


It is time to Recognize, Reject and Report Fraud!

How to Report Fraud

The Little Black Book of Scams

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Census Results for the RM of Roland

Census Results for the RM of Roland

1002 Population in 2006
1058 Population in 2011
1129 Population in 2016

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Roland Memory Garden

Roland Memory Garden


“ Hopeful Dreams entwined with Patience & Time”

Located on the lot south of the Post Office, 68 3rd Street in Roland.

Our Mission:

  • Town Beautification
  • Honour the people from our past
  • Inspire our current and future generations
  • Encourage community involvement and creativity
  • Provide a destination of reflection and tranquility for all who enter

The project was started in 2011 by a handful of residents and has blossomed into a reflection of community spirit and pride.  The lot was supplied by the R.M. of Roland and the project was accomplished due to ambitions of local volunteers.

The signature arch entrance was created by the world renowned sculptor, Jake Goertzen.

Our walker and wheelchair friendly garden includes a beautiful granite table with benches.  A perfect spot to enjoy the garden, meet a neighbour for a snack, a conversation, or a game of cards.  Please come and enjoy!

One of our prized features is a stand of 5 granite pillars on which families may choose to have names of individuals engraved.  If there is someone you would like to add to the pillars, please contact a committee member or the Municipal Office.  It would be our pleasure to assist you.

A dedication engraving on a Memory Pillar may be purchased for
$75.00 per person.

Some of our corporate contributors are:

Rural Municipality of Roland
Roland Friendship Club Inc.
New Horizons Grant
Morden Nurseries
Carman Granite
Windy Ridge Gardens
Carman Area Foundation
Access Credit Union
Delmar Commodities
Winkler Concrete
Bell Electric
Mona Brown Law Corp.
General Metal
Jake Goertzen Sculptures
Peter K Peters
Focal Point Comprehensive Vision Care
Scouts Canada

We are grateful to the above financial contributors, as well as the many individual contributors.  It reaffirms we have an amazing community, full of generous, hard working individuals and businesses.

Support the Memory Garden by giving a Gift Card for special occasions - available at the R.M. Office.

Donations Gratefully Accepted toward the upkeep of the gardens.  Donation should be made payable to the R.M. of Roland, with a notation, "In Support of the Memory Garden".  Your donations may be dropped off at the R.M. Office, or mailed to PO Box 119, Roland MB, R0G 1T0.  A tax deductible receipt will be issued.

A garden requires continuous care and upkeep.  Please take advantage of the opportunity to volunteer by helping to purchase flowers, planting flowers, pulling weeds, trimming shrubs, watering, etc. to keep our gardens looking beautiful.  Contact a committee member anytime if you wish to "Adopt the Garden" for a week or two during the summer months, or to help in anyway.  It is a great opportunity to meet your neighbours and work toward a common goal.  Please walk through the garden, feel free to pull a weed, deadhead a flower, and enjoy the community garden.  Make it yours!

Many hands make light work.

Thank You to all of the volunteers and contributors in the last year!  

The committee is open to any visioning ideas you might have to make the gardens more interesting.  

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact a member of the committee, or the R.M. of Roland.

Please take time and enjoy the garden!

Thank You for Your Support,

Roland Memory Garden Committee

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Avoid the Fatberg!

Avoid the Fatberg!


It is a real Drain Pain!

Sewers were designed to take away Wastewater and Toiletpaper.

Our sewers are not designed to cope with the modern disposable products, and these items WILL cause blockages.  Blockages can create difficult and expensive maintenance problems for both the town and home owners.  A blocked sewer line will cause SEWER SURGE, up through your sinks, floor drains, showers and toilets.  They are messy and nasty to cleanup.

What NOT to put down the toilet, drain or garbage disposal

FOG 
(Fat, Oil, or Grease)
Paper or Shop Towels
Dryer Sheets
Wipes
Diapers
Hygene Products
Dental Floss
Non-Organic Materials

If it says disposable, bag it and put it in the garbage.  

If a product is marketed as flushable, that does not mean you should.  

Products claiming to dissolve grease may dislodge a blockage, only to cause problems farther down the line when the grease hardens again.

Biodegradable products are meant to be disposed of in the landfill site.

If it doesn't dissolve immediately in a bowl, it has no place in a sewer...

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Protect your Pet

Protect your Pet

Please License your Dogs Annually.
The fee is only $12.00
 at the Municipal office.

Proof of Vaccination required.

 

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Dog Walking 101

Dog Walking 101

  • Always walk your dog on the leash, it is for their protection, as much as yours.
  • Take a supply of doggie bags with you when you walk, or better yet, put a doggie bag dispenser on your leash, then you will never be caught unprepared.  Doggie bags are available at your local pet or dollar store, you can even choose bio-degradable or scented bags!

How to use a doggie bag

  • Place your hand inside the bag, like you are putting on a glove.
  • Make a claw-like circle with your fingers and then get as far under the "poo-pile" as possible before lifting up.
  • As you are picking up the "treasure" with one hand, pull the top edge of the bag down and round with the other hand.
  • The poo is contained, just tie a knot and dispose of the bag in your trash bin when you get home.

It works great,
no messy fingers or tools to clean
and...

Your Neighbors will love you!

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Get your 10,000 Steps in today?

Get your 10,000 Steps in today?


Interested in Hall Walking?
Do some laps indoors, free of charge.

Give the RM Office a call, 
If we don't have a booking,
You are Welcome to Walk in the even climate of the Hall!

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October to April

October to April

WINTER PARKING BAN

 Villages of Roland and Myrtle

·        Parking on public streets and boulevards is prohibited during and after snowfall events which will require snow clearing operations – parked vehicles cause snow accumulation and hinder it’s removal. Vehicles parked on streets and lanes during snow removal will be towed at the owner’s expense.

·        Residents should be utilizing their own property for parking vehicles.

·        Please DO NOT push driveway snow onto roadways or into drainage ditches.

 

Your cooperation in facilitating snow removal is greatly appreciated.

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Thank you!

Thank you!


Thank you for your friendship and support during
our Journey of Recovery.

John, Mary Lou, Emily and Johnny

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Roland Friendship Club

Roland Friendship Club


DARTS 55+

October to May
 Tuesday's at 1:00  pm


Roland Memorial Hall

Newcomers Welcome!

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Property Taxes

Property Taxes


Municipal Property Taxes
for the Rural Municipality of Roland
are Due October 31st.

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Our Museum Matters!

Our Museum Matters!

This Old Building is always in need of TLC,
and we appreciate your support. 

Donations can be sent to:
Roland 4-H Museum
PO Box 238
Roland MB
R0G 1T0

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50+ Activities

50+ Activities

The Roland Friendship Club

New Members are Always Welcome!

Floor Shuffling
Darts
Cards
Art Classes
Games
Health and Wellness News
Guest Speakers
Tours
Cooking
Crafts
Fitness Classes

For more information contact
204-343-2214

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Fall Supper

Fall Supper

Occurring the 3rd Saturday in October every year.

2018 October 20th
2019 Ocotber 19th

Turkey, Meatballs, Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Scalloped Potatoes, Turnip, Corn, Salads, Pie and Desserts

Roland Memorial Hall
45 3rd Street

Adults $15.00 Ages 6-12 $8.00 

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For Take-outs, please call Sandy in advance or the Church after 3:30 on the day of the event.

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Now Accepting Applications

Now Accepting Applications


Roland Volunteer Fire Department
 is looking for some new recruits,
male and female.

If you are interested,
 applications are available at the R.M. Office.

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Mowing of Road Allowances

Mowing of Road Allowances


Council appreciate the efforts of all landowners
who mow their road allowances.  

Just remember to keep the grass off the road.

The grass works into unwanted windrows during grading,
and when worked into our country roads, it does not improve
the quality of your drive.

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2017 Recycling Stats for the RM of Roland

2017 Recycling Stats for the RM of Roland


MMSM, Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba, works closely with municipalities to provide support and analysis to ensure costs are managed effectively for tax payers and the stewards that fund up to 80% of recycling costs in Manitoba. 

Thank you for your efforts in 2017.  Manitoba continues to be a leader in residential recycling and we could not have done it without you!

In 2017, the RM of Roland recycled 37,752 kgs.  
An increase of 3.6% from 2016.
Well done!  Let's keep that increase growing!

This year 166 Schools participated in the MMSM Bag Up Manitoba Challange.  Since 2008, elementary schools in our province have collected over NINE MILLION plastic bags for recycling into free fresbees, bird houses, planter boxes, bird feeders and benches for their schools.  The bags were baled and shipped to be recycled into composite decking material and other products. 

On average, Manitobans recycled 73 kgs or 160.94 lbs of material per person in 2015. 

Recycling Reminder # 8

A reusable bag only needs to be used 5 times to have a lower environmental impact than plastic. 

For Helpful Hints & Tips, visit:

www.Simplyrecycle.ca

http://stewardshipmanitoba.org

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Genealogy & Local History Resourses

Genealogy & Local History Resourses


Roland Roots

Most likely the best resource you will ever find for our area.   Worthy of praise, and Many Thanks to the individuals that work endlessly on this project.  

The Fairview, Bethel and Myrtle cemeteries, final resting places for many of the original settlers of the Roland area.   "The burial records found on this website are not limited to tombstone inscriptions, they reflect the information available from the records of each cemetery. It is acknowledged that despite every effort some burials may never be identified. A database has been included identifying wherever possible the names of the parents of the deceased and, if applicable, any spouse or children. Common ancestors are also included so relationships between those interred may be traced."

http://www.rolandroots.ca

 

Manitobia Historical Archives

Digital Resources on Localized Manitoba History, Books, Maps, Schools, Newspapers, and Photographs.  

http://www.manitobia.ca/content/en

Trails of the Pioneer 1956 Rev. George H Hambley

To Donate a resource contact info@manitoba.ca.

Living Gold 1978 Evelyn Mullin 

If you have a resource you would like to share with others on the Genealogical Treasure Hunt, please feel free to submit the information to the Municipal Office.

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Occasional Handy Persons

Occasional Handy Persons


If you are interested in providing Some Helping Hands for a Senior or the Community, Please leave your Name & Number & the Service with the Municipal Office.  If you are in need of services, please call the Office for a referral.

Odd Jobs
Hanging Christmas Lights
Moving Furniture
Yard Work
Hauling Yard Debris
Washing Outside Windows
Spring Cleaning
Snow Removal
Running an Errand

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Check This Out

Check This Out


Golden Prairie Arts Council

Your Creative Connection

Concerts
Exhibitions
Workshops
Art Classes
Dance Classes
Music Lessons

"Golden Prairie Arts Council provides educational programs desighed to foster and promote the development of arts and cultural activies.  Our heritage office building in Carman, also houses our Gallery, Art and Music Classrooms, a Gift Shop, and an Outdoor Courtyard."

Serving the Southern Rural Manitoba Arts Community

https://goldenprairieartscouncil.wordpress.com/

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Get Yours Today

Get Yours Today

Roland Pumpkin Fair

25th Anniversary Caps 

for Sale $10.00

at the Municipal Office

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Drainage Maintenance Program

Drainage Maintenance Program

Council would like your site specific DRAINAGE REQUESTS as early in the new year as possible for consideration this season.

Requests may be submitted to a Member of Council
or the RM Office.  

Drainage Request Forms are now available on our web site,
located under the headings "Municipality" and "Drainage".
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E-Mail Addresses

E-Mail Addresses

Please be advised that as of January 2015 the Municipality has the following new e-mail addresses. 

Kristi     caormofroland@gmail.com 

Lauren   acaormofroland@gmail.com

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