At the Flin Flon City Council meeting Tuesday night Councilor Ken Pawlachuk reported he attended a local poverty workshop recently. He says the Manitoba government upgrades their stand on poverty every five years and the workshop dealt with poverty issues, homelessness and sub-standard housing. He said the issue should be on everyone’s agenda to deal with it with Mayor Cal Huntley adding it’s not an obvious problem in our community so many people may not know we have a problem noting the Friendship Centre is providing assistance to homeless people. A report will come out of the meeting in six to eight months.
As well Council accepted the Fire Chiefs report for January indicating six incidents during the month. Councilor Pawlachuk noted the Fire Department purchased a rescue unit during the summer and have made good use of it as a warm location for Fire Fighters and others when dealing with incidents on the highway this winter.