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Boil Water Advisory–Lifted

The boil water advisory for Mountain Street between Gilmour and Wardrop has been lifted after clear samples were received by the City of Morden.

Thank you for your patience as the City does its due diligence to ensure drinking water remains clean and healthy for residents.

Sport and Leisure Registration Expo–Press Release

Recreation Options Abound in Morden

Date – Aug. 29, 2018

 

MORDEN, MB –If you’re planning to sign up your children, or yourself, for any of the many recreation programs offered in the City of Morden, then make sure you’re at the Access Event Centre Wednesday, Sept. 5 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. for the Sport and Leisure Registration Expo.

There are 30 organizations scheduled to be at the event and possibly more. Among the organizations attending are City of Morden programs (including Rec Hockey), two gymnastics programs, DanceWorks, Minor Hockey, Curling, Tai Chi, Sharptooth Adventures, and Pembina Hills Arts Council. The full list of participating organizations and programs can be found at mordenmb.com/recexpo.

 

“Morden is an active community and we have a wide array of interests when it comes to sports and leisure. It’s a great feeling to walk around the Rec Expo and see all the options that are available for both adults and kids in the area,” said Morden’s recreation programmer, Stephanie Dueck.

 

The Sport and Leisure Registration Expo is one night only. The day before the event offers an opportunity to try out some of the programs including adult fitness, Morden Minor Hockey, and Scouts. Information and schedule for the Sport and Leisure Demos can be found at mordenmb.com/recdemos.

Visit mordenmb.com/recexpo for full details, or contact Stephanie Dueck at the Access Event Centre, 204-822-5431 ext.3, or by email at sdueck@mordenmb.com.

For questions and interview requests, please contact:

Thomas Guenther, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Telephone: (204) 822-2562   Email: cc@mordenmb.com

Boil Water Advisory–Mountain St. (Gilmour to Wardrop)

Precautionary Maintenance

Boil Water Advisory Notice

Date and Time: Aug 25/18 10:00 am

Location: Mountain Street (Gilmour to Wardrop)

The City of Morden will be shutting off water service to complete maintenance or repair in your area.

Distribution depressurization can compromise the safety of the water supply. All water users are asked to follow boil water advisory precautions below once water service has been restored.

 

All water should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute before it is used for:

  • Drinking and ice making
  • Preparing beverages, such as infant formula
  • Preparing food
  • Brushing teeth

 

It is not necessary to boil tap water used for other household purposes, such as laundry or washing dishes. Adults and older children that are able to avoid swallowing the water can wash, bathe, or shower. Young children should be sponge bathed. If boiling is not feasible, an alternate and safe supply of water should be used.

 

To avoid purchasing bottled water, water users can store tap water in clean containers for drinking water purposes and should fill the bathtub to use as toilet flushing water during the service interruption.

We anticipate water test results by August 31/18, and unless otherwise notified you can begin

normal water use after that time. We will post a Notice on our website: mordenmb.com on the Home page or under Latest News. You may also call the Utilities Department if you have any questions or concerns at 204-822-5119

To review Fact Sheets on water use, please go to following websitehttp://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/environmentalhealth/water.html

 

Morden’s New Outdoor Ping Pong Tables–Press Release

New Outdoor Recreation Opportunity Coming to Morden

Local Company Donates Outdoor Game

Date – Aug. 20, 2018

MORDEN, MB – The City of Morden is adding three new outdoor ping pong tables to the line-up of recreation opportunities residents and visitors can enjoy.

The three tables will be set up at the Lake Minnewasta Campground, Morden Park, and at the Access Event Centre.

“We love to bring new options to Morden to help people stay active,” said Morden Community Services and Events Manager, Clare Agnew. “As with tennis, please bring your own paddle and balls if interested in playing ping pong.”

Imperia Management and the Clark Elder Memorial Fund sponsored the purchase of the three ping-pong tables.

“Thank you to Clare Agnew and City of Morden for providing Imperia Group with the opportunity to fund the outdoor ping pong tables. We, at Imperia, are excited to see the growth of the community, and wish that people of many backgrounds will have hours of fun playing ping pong!” said Volodymyr Shynke from Imperia.

“The ping pong tables are a great use of the Clark Elder memorial funds. His sister Brooke Thiessen and I hope that they are a source of community recreational enjoyment for many years to come,” shared Clark’s mom, Cheryl Digby.

Tim Harsant, Facility Maintenance and Rick Paracholski, By-Law Officer were the first to try the new table at the Access Event Centre.

For questions and interview requests, please contact:

Thomas Guenther, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Telephone: (204) 822-2562   Email: cc@mordenmb.com

Skatepark Expansion Preliminary Image

This image is an early design of the second phase of the BSI Skatepark.

The components shown will be used in the expansion, with the concrete pad extending north of the existing skatepark, not west as shown in this image.

(This type of component was selected over concrete features–ramps, jumps, walls, etc.–because of price and availability.)

Key Dates and Information for 2018 Municipal Election

City of Morden–Municipal Elections Key Dates

Candidate Registration:

Mayors – May 1, 2018, to September 18, 2018

Councillors – June 30, 2018, to September 18, 2018

Nomination Period:

September 12, 2018, to September 18, 2018

Campaign Period:

Mayors – May 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019

Councillors – June 30, 2018, to March 31, 2019

Deadline for updating the Voter’s List:  September 18th, 2018

Withdrawal Deadline: September 19, 2018

Election Day – October 24, 2018

For any inquiries, visit the Morden Civic Centre or call 204-822-4434

Or, read the election guidelines online:

http://www.gov.mb.ca/mr/mfas/pubs/election/2018_muni_candidates_guidebook-english_03.pdf

Press Release–Morden Received Funding for Skatepark Expansion

Morden Skatepark Phase Two Overcoming Hurdles

Provincial Funding Makes Expansion Possible

 

Date – July 26, 2018

 

MORDEN, MB –A $50,000 grant from the Province removed the final barrier to the Morden skatepark’s phase two expansion becoming a reality.

The announcement was made Friday, July 20 when Finance Minister Cameron Friesen called Wes Reimer, former chair of the skatepark committee, to personally share the good news.

“I was sitting in my chair relaxing, then I got the call,” said Reimer.

“I was just elated, he said. “It brought validation to what we did as a community. It takes a lot of people to make something happen. Doing things together in community is very powerful.”

The City of Morden had been applying for external funding for the skatepark for the past three years, but each application was denied.

“It’s been discouraging at times,” said Community Services and Events Manager, Clare Agnew. “We had done so much fundraising and gathering support for this expansion, external funding was the final piece of the puzzle.”

“Now that the grant has been approved,” she added, “we can complete the plans we’ve been wanting for the past few years. We’re very excited to provide an even better experience for the athletes who will be using this space.”

Reimer had overseen fundraising for the phase two expansion but had to back out in 2016 due to health concerns.

“It was a very difficult decision for me,” remarked Reimer. “I was very passionate about this because it was a connection between myself and my son, who is a skateboarder, and the kids in the community who needed this expansion.”

The new section being added to the skatepark will include several jumps and ramps, an area for less experienced skateboarders, and an outdoor ping-pong table donated by Imperia Management.

Community funding groups include the Morden Area Foundation and the Morden Collegiate’s Youth in Philanthropy team.

For questions and interview requests, please contact:

Thomas Guenther, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Telephone: (204) 822-2562   Email: cc@mordenmb.com

Boil Water Advisory Lifted–200 Block of 14th Street

Precautionary Maintenance

Boil Water Advisory Notice–LIFTED

 

Date and Time: July 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am

Location 14th Street 200 block

The City of Morden will be shutting off water service to complete maintenance or repair in your area.

Distribution depressurization can compromise the safety of the water supply. All water users are asked to follow boil water advisory precautions below once water service has been restored.

 

All water should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute before it is used for:

  • Drinking and ice making
  • Preparing beverages, such as infant formula
  • Preparing food
  • Brushing teeth

 

It is not necessary to boil tap water used for other household purposes, such as laundry or washing dishes. Adults and older children that are able to avoid swallowing the water can wash, bathe, or shower. Young children should be sponge bathed. If boiling is not feasible, an alternate and safe supply of water should be used.

 

To avoid purchasing bottled water, water users can store tap water in clean containers for drinking water purposes and should fill the bathtub to use as toilet flushing water during the service interruption.

We anticipate water test results by July 25, 2018, and unless otherwise notified you can begin

normal water use after that time. We will post a Notice on our website: mordenmb.com on the Home page or under Latest News. You may also call the Utilities Department if you have any questions or concerns at 204-822-5119

 

To review Fact Sheets on water use, please go to following websitehttp://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/environmentalhealth/water.html

 

 

Press Release–Morden Communities in Bloom Tour 2018

Communities in Bloom Judges Call Morden “A Model Community”

2018 Tour Leaves Judges Impressed

 

Date – July 24, 2018

MORDEN, MB –The two Communities in Bloom judges had plenty of praise for Morden during their tour of the community Monday, remarking specifically on the joint-effort of volunteers, City Council and staff, to make Morden a healthy, growing city.

“Last year we participated in Communities in Bloom to gain a visitor’s perspective,” said Mayor Ken Wiebe.  “Now we’ve learned a few things, and we’re learning to grow Morden in better and better ways.”

Clare Agnew, Community Services & Events Manager, and Councilor Heather Francis led judges Don Budinsky and Kaaren Pearce on a tour visiting many Morden attractions and locations which display Morden’s commitment to environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry and landscape design.

“Since last year’s tour, we have learned what is most important to the judges, the places they really want to see,” said Agnew. “The judges were very impressed by Morden and everything that’s happening here. They referred to Morden as a model community for Communities in Bloom features.”

“It’s a lot more than flowers,” added Agnew, “Communities in Bloom is all about seeing communities grow in a healthy and sustainable way.”

The judges were so impressed by Morden, that they confirmed Morden would host the Manitoba Communities in Bloom 21st annual Conference in 2019.

“Hosting the conference will be a terrific way to showcase Morden and the pride we have in our community,” said Agnew.

This year’s Manitoba Communities in Bloom Conference is being held in Morris, Sept. 7 and 8.

 

For questions and interview requests, please contact:

Thomas Guenther, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Telephone: (204) 822-2562   Email: cc@mordenmb.com