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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."
Alison Rempel is going to find out what RCMP training is all about. The 18-year-old Rosenort graduate was one of eight Manitobans selecte
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Winkler Bible Camp (WBC) is ready to entertain and teach another bunch of children at this years summer camps. "Registration is going ver
For many Manitobans, this has been the "summer that wasn't." Senior Climatologist Dave Phillips with Environment Canada says after endurin
File Photo The 50th annual Manitoba Sunflower Festival in Altona gets underway Thursday afternoon with the downtown kickoff party at 5pm.
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Road construction crews across Manitoba have had their challenges in trying to keep projects on schedule despite the abundant summer rains
Joanne Bergen will stay on as receptionist of the Winkler Heritage Museum. The position was originally made possible last year throu
The following is the RCMP report on calls for service to Altona, Morden and Carman Detachments for the period of July 13th to July 20th, 2
"Drowning is a fast and silent killer." Those are the words of Chantal Chevalier, Healthy Living Facilitator with Southern Health-Santé S
The following is the latest Morris/Emerson RCMP report, as submitted by the department. July 7th, 2014The Morris RCMP Detachment received
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