- Community Blogs
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."
This past weekend Tim Hague Sr. was the guest speaker at the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation annual fundraising banquet, which ra
Drew Caldwell says he still supports Premier Greg Selinger. There are reports some NDP MLA's and other party members question the pr
Winkler's new council is ready to put its vision into action to reach its goals for the community. Mayor Martin Harder and the city'
Don't think the mild weather this month will minimize the threat of influenza. That, according to Dr. Shelley Buchan, Medical Officer of
RCMP have now confirmed the body found Monday at Pembina Valley Provincial Park is that of missing Winkler man Travis Sukkau. The 19 year
The new Reeve of Piney is excited to get down to work. Wayne Anderson of Sprague defeated incumbent Duane Boutang in the election last Wed
All the pieces are now in place for Altona town council to govern for the next four years. Mayor and councillors took the oath of office
Morden-Winkler MLA Cameron Friesen believes Manitobans are dismayed with the governing NDP after Tuesday's news conference held by premier
Carman Town Council has heard back from Manitoba Hydro regarding its request to have the Crown corporation expedite the process of selling
Following last week's School Board election, a slightly different Western School Division Board gathered for the first time Monday evening
A grade 5 student from Morris School is continuing to make a difference in the community and around the world. Avery Skog continues to wo
A very public divide amongst members of the provincial NDP is being called unusual by Brandon University's associate professor of Politica
Greg Selinger has announced he will continue to serve as Manitoba's Premier despite questions raised this week by senior cabinet ministers