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The head of the Pembina Valley Tourism Association thinks the concept of a travel tax credit wouldn't do much to encourage tourism in rural Manitoba.
A private members bill in the house of commons is proposing a tax credit for Canadians who travel within Canada. The bill proposes a tax credit for air, bus or train fares on non-business trips that cross at least three provincial borders.
Penny Schoonbaert says tourists using those modes of travel generally end up in larger centres like Winnipeg, which does very little to promote tourism in rural areas such as the Pembina Valley.
The private member's bill tabled in the House of Commons by Liberal MP Massimo Pacetti would allow an income tax deduction of 100 per cent of bus fares, 75 per cent on train tickets and 50 per cent for domestic flights, up to a maximum of $2,000.
Canada's international travel deficit continues to rise, and politicians are looking at ways to increase more domestic travel spending. "I understand what this bill is trying to accomplish and I applaud them for trying to come up with ways of enticing the Canadian traveller to stay in Canada. I'm not convinced it's the best idea."
The search for 19 year old Travis Sukkau continues today at Pembina Valley Provincial Park. The Winkler resident was reported missing Thur
Harvesting for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank is winding down in Manitoba. Provincial Coordinator Harold Penner says this year's harvest has
Mrs. Hildebrand and her kindergarten class at Southwood School, displaying their mittens for Mitten Day. It was an opportunity to teach som
Emmanuel Church Pastor and Winkler resident John P. Klassen, Winkler resident and City Arborist David Wallace, and former Plum Coulee Coun
Students had the opportunity to explore various Post Secondary education and career options at a symposium held this week at W.C. Miller C
The plates are attached to the north side of Reid's barn The process took essentially all summer, but with the help of his family, long-tim
File photo of Elliot Sims Today is Small Business Saturday. Elliot Sims, Director of Provincial Affairs for the Canadian Federation of Inde
This is your weekly PembinaValleyOnline.com news update, from October, 18th - October, 24th, 2014.
The Town of Carman has heard back from Manitoba Infrastructure regarding a potential upgrade to Highway 13 through the community. The proj
The Winkler and District Chamber of Commerce held its Small Business Luncheon Thursday, highlighting two local businesses and one organiza
The investigation continues into a semi truck fire Thursday morning at a grain processing facility in Winkler's Industrial Park. Winkler