Farmers question the federal government’s commitment to publicly funded agricultural researchby Allan Dawson Almost 700 Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC) employees across Canada, including 55 in Manitoba, have been notified their jobs are on the line. Their unions say the notifications are part of a plan to eliminate an estimated 400 jobs as the federal government tries to cut spending. The Brandon Research Station’s beef research
The voluntary merger that created the Municipality of Shoal Lake saves taxpayers $60,000 annually and improved local government efficiencyDon Yanick is getting a lot of calls from municipal officials across the province these days about the hot-button issue of amalgamation. And when asked if it was worth it, the mayor of the Municipality of Shoal Lake points to $60,000 in annual savings and a much more efficient local government. “Right off the top,
MAFRI offices in Treherne, Stonewall, Shoal Lake, Neepawa and Boissevain will be merged with the ones in nearby communitiesThe Manitoba government has announced a new wave of consolidations in rural areas and Winnipeg in a move it says will save $1.49 million annually. “In this time of economic uncertainty we are committed to finding responsible ways to reduce spending by improving and modernizing service delivery,” Finance Minister Stan Struthers said in a release.