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."
Morden Police Service (MPS) have arrested and charged a 22 year old Morden resident with Robbery, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous P
A couple of major and necessary renovations were completed at two of Garden Valley School Division's institutions. The most recent project w
Dean Harder of Lowe Farm is NPD's candidate for the upcoming by-election in Morris constituency. Harder, a farmer and businessman, c
It was a good opportunity for the public to offer feedback on educational offerings in the Prairie Rose School Division. That from
The following are the cancellations PembinaValleyOnline.com has received so far for Thursday, December 5th: - The Christmas lighting for
To save a little bit of money City of Morden residents may need to to take a slightly shorter shower in the new year. The city has approve
In addition to City of Winkler and RM of Stanley dignitaries, there were new guests this year at the Winkler Fire Department's annual banque
The byelection in Provencher last month showed some changing trends in voting. The NDP and Conservatives both lost ground from the last fe
After the grounding of STARS Air Ambulance over the weekend the Manitoba Conservatives have raised a number of concerns. This year t
With winter seemingly in full swing, the Border Land School Division wants to remind parents of its school cancellation procedures. When i
Changes have been made to Winkler Arts and Culture's blueprints for a fine arts and cultural hub. The organization presented revised plans
The City of Morden is looking to take advantage of Provincial legislation allowing communities and municipalities to take speed limits int