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General Mills to provide pollinator seed mixes to farms

POSTED: Friday, October 25, 2019 | 2:33 pm

Oat Growers: Interested in Pollinator Conservation on Your Farm?
General Mills/Cheerios is committed to improving pollinator habitat on their
supplying farms by providing pollinator habitat seed mixes to farmers who are:
•Growing oats for grain in GM sourcing regions* of Canada and the US
•Interested in using a variety of crop rotations and conservation practices
•Willing to plant diverse forage blends and wildflower seed mixes
•Committed to maintaining plantings for at least 5 years
•Able to protect pollinator habitat from pesticide impact
•Enthusiastic to share their story with friends, family, neighbors, and others who
care about pollinators
The Cheerios Pollinator Habitat Program works with growers like you to plan, plant,
and manage pollinator habitat. The program provides free forage, native wildflower,
and native grass seed mixes with technical support for farmers to:
•Conserve wild bees and butterflies
•Boost pollination and yield of crops such as canola, dry edible beans, buckwheat ,
sunflower, alfalfa seed, and soybeans
•Improve soil health
•Enhance pastures with forage legumes and/or native wildflowers
•Restore weedy, degraded lands to flowering habitat
•Attract beneficial organisms to suppress pests
*Manitoba: Pierson, Killarney, Portage La Prairie, Arborg , Winnipeg, and Morris.
Saskatchewan : Melfort , Tisdale, Nipawin . North Dakota : Minot, Rugby, Bottineau, Mohall
For more information, please contact Stephanie Frischie,
Agronomist / Native Plant Materials Specialist at the Xerces
Society, for the US and Canada:
stephanie.frischie@xerces.org 219 208 5879

RM of Woodlands 2020 Grant Applications

POSTED: Monday, November 25, 2019 | 11:48 AM

Council of the RM of Woodlands is accepting grant applications, to be considered for 2020 budget.  Blank applications are attached or can be picked up at the RM office.  Applications must be received on or before January 15, 2020.   Late applications will not be accepted.  (Policy POL-011)  Completed applications can be sent to:  RM of Woodlands PO Box 10, 57 Railway Avenue Woodlands, Manitoba  R0C 3H0 Fax: 204-383-5169  Please share this info with any organization that you believe may be interested.  If you have any questions, please contac ...more

Policy 024 - Snow & Ice Removal Policy

POSTED: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 11:18 AM

The objective of this policy is to; • Establish guidelines for Rural Municipality of Woodlands employees, regarding maintenance of the RM’s roads in the winter months in a safe and functional manner, • Reduce economic losses to the community and industry caused by restricted traffic conditions, • Facilitate the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the winter months, • Provide an equitable level of service to all residents of the RM of Woodlands. • During a major storm event, the target is to ensure majority of the properties are within 2 miles of a passible ro ...more


POSTED: Friday, November 15, 2019 | 3:54 PM

A thin ice advisory for rivers, streams and lakes in southern Manitoba has been issued until full freeze up. The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure advises that many water bodies in southern Manitoba are still in the process of freezing over, ice is still very thin and larger rivers still have open water in some areas.  The centre cautions: •    snowmobilers, skiers and others are advised not to venture onto rivers and lakes if at all possible due to the danger of falling through; •    thin ice is often covered by snow, which pro ...more

Now Accepting Patients at Woodlands Clinic, 78 Porteous Ave, Woodlands, MB

POSTED: Friday, November 8, 2019 | 11:52 AM

A care provider is available on Wednesdays.   Dr. Rannulu Annakkage is accepting patients every other Wednesday at Woodlands Clinic.  She also practices at Stonewall Medicial Group. Nurse practitioner Nicole Goresky is accepting patients every other Wednesday at Woodlands Clinic.  She recently completed her training and also practices out of St. Laurent Community Health Centre.  To schedule an appoint with either practitioner at Woodlands Clinic call St. Laurent Clinic at 204-646-2504 ext. 7 or on Wednesday  phone Woodlands Clinic at 204-383-5970.  Please phone to ...more

Status of Manitoba Hydro October 10 2019 Storm Clean-up and Salvage Operations

POSTED: Friday, November 8, 2019 | 11:31 AM

On behalf of Manitoba Hydro, I’d like to thank you and your constituents for your support and patience as we worked to restore power to customers across the Province following the Thanksgiving Day storm. The massive scale and scope of damage to Manitoba Hydro’s system, combined with the adverse weather conditions made the recovery extremely challenging. Your support was instrumental in how quickly we were able to get everybody’s power back on.    With electric service now restored, we’ve turned our efforts in the field to cleaning up and salvaging broken and damaged ...more
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