The Association of Manitoba Municipalities Northern District meeting was held in Flin Flon yesterday. Delegates included Mayors and Councilors from Flin Flon, Thompson, Churchill, Gillam, Snow Lake and The Pas. They passed eight northern resolutions to lobby the provincial government on disbursement of the proceeds of crime, indexing municipal assistance grants, the business loans program, use of the Mining Community Reserve fund, distribution of VLT revenues and the Cannabis excise tax, incorporation of the Snopass with snowmobile registration and liability for firefighters. These will go to the Association’s annual convention.
Flin Flon City Councilor Karen MacKinnon was elected to a fifth two year term as a Northern District Director.
Delegates heard a presentation on Shared Health the Manitoba Health System Transformation. Discussions were held with health planners across the province for a year resulting in goals to enhance local capacity, build care closer to home, increase access to specialized care, provincial practice improvements and effective chronic condition management. The biggest concern delegates asked them to consider is the distance that has to be travelled for care.