At last night`s Flin Flon City Council meeting Councillor Ken Pawlachuk confirmed Manitoba`s Lieutenant Governor Janice Filmon will be in Flin Flon next week to attend Culture Days and her special guest will be Canada`s Governor General Julie Payette and they have requested the opportunity to visit all parts of our community. Councillor Colleen McKee noted it is great for our community whenever you can bring people of that calibre here.
The City had hired a Community Engagement Manager. Nathaniel Boucher comes here from Timmons, Ontario. He will be the liaison between Council, the media and the community in building their new brand, getting their message out, writing blogs, meeting with committees and gathering information while upgrading and adding information to a new interactive website and Flin Flon app.
At their last meeting Council approved local funding and applied for a grant to build a new Community Aqua Centre and Recreation Facility. Councillor Guy Rideout reported reaction has been largely positive with other Councillors agreeing noting there have been some negatives. They noted the present Aqua Centre is important to our community but requires major repairs and they found they could build a new one for about the same cost as upgrading the present one.