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The Executive Director of Mennonite Heritage Village says they can live with the grant decision by Steinbach city council Tuesday. The city will give the museum a grant of $50,000.00 this year which is two-thirds of what it had requested. Barry Dyck says that's fine.
"We are very grateful for the $50,000.00 that was granted to us by city council. Yes we had applied for $75,000.00 because there had been a precedent for a number of years of receiving that amount. We all know in 2012 we already were scaled back to $50,000.00 so to be held at the 2012 level is actually a good thing. Obviously others were not as fortunate."
He's referring to the fact that eight of the 12 organizations that requested grants got nothing. Dyck adds finances are always a struggle for museums.
"Someone asked me recently if the museum was prospering. My response was that no museums prosper and we are not prospering financially. I think we are holding our own."
Dyck acknowledges city council is in a tough position when it comes to spending as taxpayers have given it a mandate to be fiscally conservative. He notes it was nice to hear councillors acknowledge the value of the MHV.
"I was very happy to hear the perspective that came out Tuesday in the discussion around the table in terms of the value that city council places on Mennonite Heritage Village and its role in the community, both in terms of it being the key tourist destination in southeastern Manitoba as well as the important role that it plays in preserving our heritage."
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Taxes will be going up in the Border Land School Division. Trustees voted Tuesday to increase its special levy 4.96 per cent putting the m
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The powerful Southern Chiefs Organization has voted to expel Buffalo Point First Nation Chief John Thunder from the organization. Grand Ch
A man who immigrated to Steinbach about ten years ago says he has become comfortable here. But Waldo Werner says it wasn't always that way
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The MLA for Steinbach says immigrants are enriching the lives of long time residents of southeastern Manitoba in many ways. Kelvin Goertze
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Health Minister Erin Selby says Steinbach will be the first of 14 locations in the province to get a new style health centre. The centres
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz inspect a box of HyLife pork Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Stephen Harp
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Last week's weather cancelled schools, sports and an entire day of Southeastern Manitoba Festival. SEMF President Candace Hamm explains th
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Youth for Christ in Steinbach will hit the quarter century mark this year. Executive Director Jim Harms says their journey has surpassed h
Steinbach MLA Kelvin Goertzen says he's been hearing from a lot of constituents concerned over what's happening in Ukraine. Goertzen notes