The Carillon - ONLINE EDITION
By: Jordan Ross
Posted: 07/30/2018 11:45 AM
Though provincial delays threatened federal funding earlier this year, the pieces are now falling into place for the RM of La Broquerie’s $4 million lagoon expansion project.
At a meeting last week, council heard the new tertiary cell project had secured an environmental licence from Manitoba Sustainable Development.
The licence, dated July 6, was initially expected to arrive in April, but archaeological concerns stalled the project while a $28,000 soil assessment was completed along the banks of the Seine River.
With regulatory hurdles behind them, council awarded a $2.8 million earthmoving contract to Ste Agathe-based H. Baudry Construction Ltd.
Council previously gave a $560,000 design and administration contract to Winnipeg-based engineering firm WSP.
Reeve Lewis Weiss said construction will commence immediately, and was confident crews will finish this year, though the planting of nutrient-absorbing bulrushes and cattails may wait until next spring.
The new 115-acre aerated wetland treatment cell, located south of the La Verendrye Golf Course, is intended to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus levels in wastewater discharged into the Seine River.
The debate over whether Steinbach should allow Sunday shopping may continue, but the question of whether a referendum question be added to the Oct. 24 municipal election ballot was answered definitively on Tuesday night.
Council received a petition with 503 names ...
A Mitchell man has been arrested after an indecent exposure incident was reported to police late last week.
Police said last Thursday at about 4:40 p.m. a report was received a man had exposed himself to a group of children.
Tylor Alexander ...
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