Manitoba Waives entry fee for provincial parks in February

Assiniboine Park.      Photo by Von Louie Cruz

Feel free to head to any of Manitoba’s provincial parks anytime in February, the provincial government is offering free entry to parks for the entire month.


“Winter is a wondrous time to visit our provincial parks,” Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox said.

“Our parks offer countless opportunities to take part in winter activities or to simply enjoy the splendor of nature in a beautiful snowy setting. We encourage everyone to take a moment this winter to get outside and enjoy a walk in the park or blaze a trail with skis or snowshoes.”

Vehicle permits are not required in any provincial park, but SnoPasses are still required for snowmobiles using groomed trails in the parks

There are groomed trails in 12 provincial parks across the province for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and hiking. Spruce Woods and Turtle Mountain provincial parks also offer outdoor skating areas, hockey rinks and toboggan hills while fat biking is welcome at Birds Hill Provincial Park on the Oak Ridge Mountain Bike Trail.

Source: Winnipeg Sun: Manitoba offers free February park entry, retrieved February 1, 2017.


Kevin and Cindy Lamoureux will hold immigration workshop in the Philippines

Kevin Lamoureux, Member of Parliament (MP) for Winnipeg North and his daughter Cindy Lamoureux Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (MLA) for the riding of Burrows left for India and Philippines on December 20th to have discussions on why Manitoba is a great place to live.

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Image courtesy of Twitter: @CindyLamoureux

As of this writing Kevin and Cindy are still in India and will be in the Philippines in December 29, 2016.

Kevin Lamoureux Group Pic in an EventBoth Kevin and Cindy have been very active in advocating immigrant rights. Kevin will be the first MP that will come to mind of most people in Winnipeg when it comes to advocating immigrants’ right. He is well loved and supported by local Filipino community. On the other hand, Cindy rightly deserves praise for her efforts as well, like her father, she has been very active in advocating increased immigration and fairer application of the Immigration Act, she is very vocal against the recent government plan to charge a $500 fee to people who have been approved to come to Manitoba under the provincial nominee program.

This father and daughter tandem will hold an immigration workshop at Mabuhay Manor Hotel on December 29 at 7:00pm. The venue address is 2933 F.B. Harrison corner Ortigas Streets, Pasay City, Philippines.

The worksop will focus on explaining the different ways on how people can come to Canada giving emphasis on the Provincial Nominee Program, working, student and visit visa.There is no cost to attend this workshop, however, everyone is encouraged to register. If you would like to register your friends or your family, please call 204-984-1765.

They will be in the Philippines until after New Year and will also be visiting Cavite, San Mateo (Rizal), Malolos (Bulacan) and Guimba (Nueva Ecija).