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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 rural municipality of Stuartburn is trying its best to put the brakes on a land conservation organization that it feels is buying up t
Winker Police Serivce has provided us with some further detials regarding last week's accident on Highway 14. Officers were notified of a
The annual M.C.C. Meat Canning has concluded in Winkler for another year. Committee Chair John Martens says every year the event is
Icy road conditions were a factor in a two vehicle collision on Highway 14 Sunday afternoon. The accident happened around 2:20, arou
Motorists using PR338 near Stephenfield can look forward to better road conditions this winter. The R.M. of Dufferin has accepted an offer
The Winkler Heritage Society recently presented to city council indicating their need for a larger home for the Winkler heritage museum. W
The 2015 Morden City Council meeting schedule was approved at Monday's council meeting. On that schedule only one meeti
Burbank Express has pledged $50,000 to the arts and culture centre project proposed to be located in the former water treatment facility o
Volunteers at Winkler's M.C.C. Thrift Shop have many different jobs, and for a group of ladies their job is making blankets. Mary Schroede
Canadian Food Grains Bank hosted a series of information evenings and banquets over the past week. Banquets were held in Winkler, Winnipeg
Valley Internet Service Provider, better known as VISP, and the City of Winkler officially signed an agreement Friday which will allow the
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Manitoba's NDP Government delivered its speech from the throne Thursday to open the fall session of the Legislature, and it di