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Water Safety Day Planned for July 6

A Water Safety Day is planned for Saturday July 6, 10-12pm at Lake Minnewasta. The event will feature a Water Safety Info Table with the Manitoba Lifesaving Society, Buckles (lifejacket mascot from Red Cross), Lifejacket Lending Station and Regional Connections Info Table. Two presentations are also scheduled with Manitoba Lifesaving Society throughout the morning.

10:00AM – Everything you Wanted to Know about Lifejackets (But Were Afraid to Ask)!

10:30AM – Keeping Children Safe In, On and Around Water!

11:00AM – Everything you Wanted to Know about Lifejackets (But Were Afraid to Ask)!

11:30AM – Keeping Children Safe In, On and Around Water!

Part of the day will be making sure the public is informed about changes at the beach this year. There are no beach safety officers on duty, but there is a lifejacket lending program operating from 11-4pm daily (subject to weather conditions).

The City of Morden and Lake Minnewasta staff would like to encourage swimming lessons, wearing lifejackets and parental supervision as the most important factors to prevent drowning. Part of the reason for the change has been difficulty with staffing, but another reason is to avoid giving parents and caregivers a false sense of security. Whether staff are scheduled or not, swimming at Lake Minnewasta has always been at your own risk, and it has always been the responsibility of caregivers to keep children within arm’s reach.

“We hope to see lots of people at our Water Safety Day. We’re glad to have the support of Manitoba Lifesaving Society and Canadian Red Cross” said Stephanie Dueck, Rec Programmer for the City of Morden.


DUTCH ELM DISEASE AND WHAT MORDEN IS DOING TO HELP

Morden’s larger American Elm trees, like those along Thornhill St, are estimated to be between 90 and 110 years old. These trees have the potential to live for roughly 100 more years as these towering gems are only nearing or at mid-life. The average elm provides over $200/year in annual benefits and have an appraised value of $15-$20K per tree. You could say that these trees are part of what makes Morden, well, Morden! To explore more information about trees in Morden please visit mordenmb.com/trees to view the full Urban Forestry Plan.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Intersection Repairs (Multiple Locations)

The City of Morden will be reconstructing concrete swales and sidewalk ramps at several intersections:

  • South side of Stephen St/2nd St;
  • Nelson St/Leslie dr;
  • Rampton St/Shannon cres.

Visit here for more information (PDF). To see all public notices visit here.

Fifth Annual Paddlefest on Saturday, June 22nd!

The 5th Annual Paddlefest is coming up Saturday June 22 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Don’t miss your opportunity to try a variety of paddle sports for free at Lake Minnewasta!

Learn more here (PDF), or for a text only version visit here.

Morden’s First Pride Celebration and Rally

On June 22 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm there will be a Pride Celebration and Rally taking place in Morden. The group will be starting in Morden Park and walking along the sidewalk to the Access Event Centre. According to the event description, “rain or shine we will gather together to tell our stories”.

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CITY OF MORDEN COUNCIL MEETINGS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

The City of Morden is proud to announce that council meetings will now be posted online to reduce the barriers for Morden’s citizens and to embrace increased transparency. “We have received a lot of feedback that attending meetings was a challenge for people,” said Mayor Brandon Burley. “As a council we wanted to make it possible for anyone to attend these meetings, no matter what their work schedule or transportation challenges were. This is a huge leap forward for us as a city, embracing transparency while trying to engage with our citizens in new ways.”

Viktor Karklins, the new Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the City of Morden is excited by this new development. “There are a large number of citizens who want to be engaged with their community but couldn’t practically take part because of work or family commitments. With this new addition to our website, and with the ability to share these videos on social media, we will be able to make the work of council accessible for a much larger group of people.” 

The next council meeting will take place on June 24th and all are welcome to attend. To watch online once they are posted visit mordenmb.com/TV. For further questions or for media requests please contact Viktor Karklins, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at cc@mordenmb.com.