The Manitoba government has put a two year freeze on increases to service fees and Crown land rental fees for cottages in provincial parks. Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox says cottage fees cover a variety of services including garbage disposal, water and waste water, and road maintenance and cottage owners and associations will be consulted and their input will help shape any future changes.
Rent is based on a percentage of appraised land values. Service fees are calculated annually based on the cost of delivering the services over the previous season. With the moratorium in place cottagers in provincial parks will pay the same fees in 2017 and 18 as they did in 2016.