News that Manitoba Farm, Rural & Northern Support Services is moving to Winnipeg has one mental health worker concerned this is the beginning of the end for the farmer-specific support. “It’s going to be a farm line in name only,” said Gerry Friesen, a mediation and crisis-resolution specialist who has worked for MFRNSS in the
Small museums and archive sites across Manitoba begin a new year on a high note with the creation of a new endowment fund to help them along financially. Last month the provincial government rolled out its new Heritage Trust program which will provide $5 million over three years to create endowment funds within local community
A four-part documentary made for Prairie Public Television that spans the beginning of farming in Manitoba to present day and looks to what the future holds premiered in Winnipeg last week. “Built on Agriculture” is the culmination of more than three years’ work to produce a compelling and engaging television series telling a story of
Citing repeated floods in some parts of the province, Farm and Rural Support Services of Manitoba has launched a new web-based application to help farmers manage stress. “Working with the Manitoba Farm and Rural Support Services Manitoba, I have seen a definite need for this service,” said Janet Smith, program manager with Farm and Rural
The Winnipeg Foundation now has three additional years of funding to help pay for the business support services it provides to Manitoba’s rural community foundations, Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Ron Kostyshyn has announced. “I’m pleased to extend provincial funding of $100,000 per year to 2014 to help with the cost of business management assistance, technical
Report looks at regional challenges and offers insight Residents in St. Vital are biting off a mouthful of food issues from the recent St. Vital Community Food Assessment. The report, funded by the Winnipeg Foundation and the Province of Manitoba, was conducted by Food Matters Manitoba and its partners in St. Vital. The assessment takes
Brandonites who planted small-plot gardens around their city this summer probably didn t expect to reap a golden carrot for their efforts. That s the award presented to their umbrella organization, the Brandon Community Garden Network, representing more than 500 community gardeners in the wheat city, Oct. 14 at the Manitoba legislature. The Golden Carrot
Excerpted fromMunicipal Leader: Fall 2010 Is that community history book that took so long to create now seldom read or gathering dust in a local library? The Manitoba Histor ical Society, in collaboration with the University of Manitoba libraries, is embarking on a project to digitize these local histories and post them on their website.