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Spring Cleanup, Hazardous Waste and Water Meters

Spring Cleanup, Hazardous Waste and Water Meters!

This week is spring cleanup week.  Residents can place bundled twigs along with yard waste, bagged in compostable paper bags on the curb for pickup on their regular garbage day.  Plastic bags will not be picked up.  Residents may also access the Compost Yard located at Willcocks Road at any time to drop off yard waste and branches (again…. No plastic bags).  Wood chips and compost are also available at this location for Morden residents to pick up.

The Household Hazardous Waste Depot located at MWM Environmental’s yard at 456 Jefferson St officially opened up this week.  Hours of Operation are Monday & Thursdays 1-4pm.  Through our license with Product Care, residents can drop off items such as paint / stain (in the original containers), empty paint cans, aerosols, mineral spirits, paint stripper, bbq lighter fluid; pesticides & toxics with the skull & crossbones symbol such as automotive additives, furniture stripper, etc.  This year round facility will replace the annual spring drop-off day.

You can still drop-off household batteries at the Access Event Centre (111 Gilmour Street) or Morden Fire Hall (194 Thornhill Street).

Water Meter Readers will be going through the community to collect water readings.  They will be carrying I.D. identifying them as City employees. If for some reason, they are unable to obtain a reading from your home, a card will be left on your door asking you to please provide us with your meter reading before the end of the month.

Paint the Esso Cup Ice Rink!

Come out and have some fun Painting the Esso Cup ice rink!
This Saturday May 13th FREE public skate from 1-2pm then Paint the Ice from 2-5pm. Take some pictures skating on the Hockey Canada logo, and then have fun painting the ice!

This event is sponsored by Morden Home Hardware and Beauti Tone Paint. Watch what the Winnipeg Jets did with their rink here: https://twitter.com/NHLJets/status/854738564084641792 Questions? Contact: Courtney Yeo l programs@mordenmb.com l 204-822-5431

Morden Gets Loud for Mental Health

Morden Gets Loud for Mental Health

May 1-7 is Mental Health Week and the City of Morden has coordinated four events to promote mental health in conjunction with this national initiative. CMHA Mental Health Week started in 1951 to raise awareness for mental health in Canada. Held during the first full week in May, CMHA Mental Health Week is now a popular awareness week. This year the Canadian Mental Health Association is encouraging us to “GETLOUD for Mental Health.

“Getting loud means speaking up to stop the discrimination and the stigma that often go hand in hand with mental illness. It means using your voice to raise awareness and build support. For someone at home. For someone at work. For yourself.”

Positive mental health isn’t about avoiding problems or trying to achieve a “perfect” life. It’s about living well and having the tools to cope with difficult situations even during life’s challenges. Each person’s path to mental well-being is unique. We all have our own goals, our own challenges, our own talents and our own supports. But positive mental health is within everyone’s reach.

Staying mentally healthy is like staying physically fit— it requires effort. But the rewards are worth it! Everyone has to face stresses and demands, but we all need and deserve breaks. Daily physical exercise, for instance, not only makes you stronger and more fit, but it also improves your mood and your sense of well-being.

The following events are being held as part of Mental Health Week:

Register for events at mordenmb.com/mental-health-week, or call 204-822-5431.

Stephanie Dueck, Morden’s Recreation Programmer commented, “I’m hoping that by coordinating these events with different organizations we can make a strong statement in promoting mental health. Let’s #GETLOUD, let’s get help when we need it, and let’s end discrimination against mental illness!” A big thank you to Harmony Tree Studio, Morden Mennonite Church, Anita Hiebert, Marlow Miller and Barrett Plett for their work in helping to put these events together.

Discover Downtown- Pedestrian Only Event

Discover Downtown- Pedestrian Only Event
April 28 & 29, 2017

The City of Morden welcomes visitors and residents to discover historic downtown Morden.  Visit the boutique shops, restaurants and services of the Stephen St. shopping district in a pedestrian friendly, outdoor market atmosphere.  Enjoy patio service, food trucks, buskers, street vendors and boutique shopping.

Stephen Street between 7th St. and Nelson Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from Friday April 28th 9:00 AM through Saturday April 29 at 6:00 PM.

Take a walk and discover Morden’s Downtown!

[Utilities Board] Notice of Application

The City of Morden (City) has applied to the Public Utilities Board (Board) for administrative amendments that are non-rate related.

Details of the City’s application are available for review at the City’s office or The Public Utilities Board’s office. Questions concerning the application for administrative amendments should be addressed to the City of Morden.

Any person who has concerns regarding the City of Morden’s application for administrative amendments should either write to:

The Public Utilities Board
400-330 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0C4

or, send an email to: publicutilities@gov.mb.ca on or before April 28, 2017.

The Board will then decide whether any further notice is required and whether to proceed with a public hearing or paper review process. All concerns received by the Board will be considered in the Board’s decision. Council will give By-law 7-2017 final reading at the next Council meeting after receiving Board approval.

Note: All proceedings will be conducted in accord with the Board’s Rules of Practice and Procedure which the Board may vary in order to constrain regulatory costs. The Rules are available at www.pubmanitoba.ca

2017 Pest Control Program

PUBLIC NOTICE 2017 PROPOSED PESTICIDE PROGRAM – CITY OF MORDEN
Public notice is hereby given that the City of Morden may conduct the following Pesticide Control Programs during 2017. An Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM) has been developed for the City and will act as a guide for pest prevention, treatment and management. One of the goals of the IPM is to reduce the use of chemical controls by means of using preventative, mechanical, and biological controls. The City will adhere to provincial legislation and regulations pertaining to the use and implementation of a pesticide program.

View the Proposed Pesticide Program.

SURVEY – Police Board Community Survey Now Open

Morden Police Board has released the Morden Police Community Engagement Survey today.
The survey can be accessed online and in paper format (available for pick up at the City of Morden Civic Centre, PDO Building, Police Station, or Access Event Centre offices).

 

The Morden Police Board is seeking community input on the Morden Police Service and providing an opportunity to express any safety concerns that are currently felt in Morden.

Board Chair, Rich Harries explains what the survey is looking to gauge: “It is important for us to engage with the citizens of Morden both to understand how the Morden Police Service is doing in their opinion, and so that we understand what community priorities and expectations are when it comes to overall safety and security in Morden.  We are optimistic that the information received will assist the Morden Police Board in developing our future operational and strategic objectives.”

The survey will be open until Friday, March 31, at 4:30 p.m.

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[NEWS BULLETIN] MCDC Welcomes Specialist to the Community Development Team

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Morden Community Development Corporation, Business Development Specialist – Chad Sheldon

Morden Community Development Corporation (MCDC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Chad Sheldon as MCDC’s new Business Development Specialist.

“The economic development work that MCDC has been doing in the last few years is gaining momentum. In this new role as Business Development Specialist, Chad will be connecting investors with business opportunities and assisting new business start-ups as they become established in Morden.  MCDC is looking forward to having Chad Sheldon on the team and focusing on successful growth of Morden’s business community,” said Cheryl Digby, Vice President of MCDC.

Sheldon brings plenty of entrepreneurial and business development experience to the new role. He is the current Chair of the Morden & District Chamber of Commerce, a board member of  Minnewasta Golf & Country Club, and an owner of the local Floral Scents boutique in Morden’s downtown.  Sheldon previously worked in business development with RANA Respiratory Care for the past 19 years.

Sheldon started his role with MCDC on January 20, 2017 and has quickly settled into this fast-paced roll: “Every day is different and unpredictable. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes that people don’t always realize, and leading business development to fruition from start to finish is a long process; it is also going to be the most satisfying. Being a part of the growth of the city, meeting people from other countries and cultures, and helping entrepreneurs to realize their dream of business ownership or living in our great country has all been greatly satisfying. I also appreciate the dedication and passion of my co-workers; they are very strong team.”

Sheldon’s office is located in the Planning & Development Office (PDO) Building, which is also home to the Morden Business Gateway, at 133 7th Street in Morden. (more…)