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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 federal government has announced that this fall it will be tabling new legislation called the "Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act" th
After winning the Miss Teenage Southern Manitoba Pageant this spring, Carman Collegiate graduate and Sperling resident Sierra Walker recen
The following is the Winkler Police Report, as submitted by the department. July 22nd: At 2:31 a.m., a caller advised s
The Kids of Steel Triathlon made its fourth stop on its six community circuit on Sunday. This weekend's race was held in Carman wit
Tabor Home will be holding a fundraising gala October 4th, in support of the new Tabor Home project. Ticket sales were l
The following is this week's Morden Police Service Report, for the period of July 21St to July 28th, as submitted by the department.
The Winkler Police Service is requesting assistance from the public in identifying the woman in this surveillance footage taken from the S
Support was not in short supply for the Steak and Lobsterfest held at the Deb and Ron Middleton ranch northwest of Carman. The 14th
A number of pilot projects are underway through SWAMP's Waste Diversion Implementation Plan. Program Developer Jessica Klassen says
The population of Altona swelled on the weekend as people from all over came to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Manitoba Sunfl
The Morden Area Foundation is looking to put together a 'True Sport Committee' to help find ways to get more people within the community i
Morden's Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre had two reasons to celebrate Saturday. Not only was it Bruce the Mosasaur's b
A $10,592 grant through the New Horizons for Seniors Program will enable the Winkler Senior Centre to start a computer course for seniors
Campers at Red Rock Bible Camp The director of Roseau River Bible Camp says volunteers and seasonal staff are working tirelessly again this