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Electoral boundaries will change for September 10 Provincial Election

 The landscape for the next Provincial election, which Premier Brian Pallister has said will be held on Tuesday, September 10, will change drastically for many residents of the Riding Mountain constituency.

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 In December 2018, the independent Manitoba Electoral Boundaries Commission submitted its final report and all but one of Manitoba’s 57 electoral division boundaries were affected. Along with boundary changes, 14 of the 57 constituencies will have new names.

 Under the Electoral Divisions Act, the province must recalculate constituency boundaries every 10 years to account for changes in population.

  In western Manitoba, population losses in Swan River, Dauphin and Riding Mountain “resulted in significant changes to the boundaries of these electoral divisions,” the report said.

 The Riding Mountain constituency will now include the southern portions of the Ellice-Archie and Prairie View municipalities, along with the municipalities of Hamiota, Pipestone and Wallace-Woodworth, as well as the Town of Virden, Birdtail Sioux First Nation, Canupawakpa First Nation and the Sioux Valley First Nation. These areas were formerly part of the Arthur-Virden constituency.

 The municipalities of Riding Mountain West, Rossburn, and Russell-Binscarth, along with the Gambler First Nation and Waywayseecappo First Nation, formerly part of the Riding Mountain constituency, will now be part of the Swan River constituency, while the Riverdale Municipality will move into Spruce Woods.

 The Provincial election will be held on September 10, watch your mail for your voting registration cards. For more information about accessibility of voting locations, contact Elections Manitoba - Phone: 204-842-7720; toll free: 1-855-780-9075; email: RORidingMountain@elections.mb.ca  or visit electionsmb.ca

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Just for Laughs

Our teacher asked what my favourite animal was, and I said, “Fried Chicken.”

 She said I wasn’t funny, but she couldn’t have been right, because everyone else laughed. My parents told me to always tell the truth. I did. Fried chicken is my favourite animal. I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA. He said they love animals very much. I do, too. Especially chicken, pork and beef. Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal’s office. I told him what happened, and he laughed, too. Then he told me not to do it again.

 The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favourite live animal was. I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, so I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken. She sent me back to the principal’s office. He laughed, and told me not to do it again. 

 I don’t understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn’t like it when I am. Today, my teacher asked me to tell her what famous person I admired most.

 I told her, “Colonel Sanders.” Guess where I am now…

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