×

Hanover School Division

Access Bus Schedules, Calendar of Events, and School Information at HSD.ca. Click for Details...

The Mayor of Tache says he hopes that by March they will be moved into their new office and public works building.

Robert Rivard says the structure is going up at the corner of Provincial Road 206 and the Trans Canada Highway. He says that has been a huge project, costing nearly $4 million. But he says it is something they have needed for awhile.

"With this new building it should serve us for the next fifty years," he says. "We've developed it and built it so it's bigger than we need."

According to Rivard, when this project was first announced it generated some negative feedback. Rivard says for some people, it didn't sit well that a new municipal office was being built before a recreation complex for Lorette. There was also concern with the municipal office moving out of Lorette.

"It was kind of two shots to Lorette at the same time," he says.

2016 12 rivard(Tache Mayor Robert Rivard)But Rivard says they explained to residents that by moving out of Lorette, it will allow the Local Urban District of Lorette to take over Tache's public works building. And, by moving the municipal office out of Lorette, it will allow them to use that building for other community services.

"It will be a win-win for everybody," he says. "I think the residents in Lorette are understanding that now because we're not hearing any more negativity."

Another project for 2017 will be construction of their Centre of Canada Park. The park will go up along the Trans Canada Highway, just east of where it intersects Provincial Road 206, north of Landmark. According to Rivard, planning started about five or six years ago but it grew to become too large a project. It has since been scaled back and with the help of a $19,000 grant from Tourism Manitoba, they hope to have the first phase completed by Canada's 150th birthday. That phase will include a parking area, picnic tables and a rest area. He notes the goal is still one day to have a full rest stop with fuel and food.

And finally, Rivard says in 2017 they will need to look at what to do with the recreation centre in Ste. Genevieve. Rivard notes they are currently using a school that is about sixty years old. He says it either needs to be remodeled or rebuilt.

"They've got a very vibrant community there that really runs a great community centre," says Rivard. "But it's just not a facility that's good enough for what they need."

Rivard says residents are looking for a facility to play basketball, host socials, facilitate fall suppers and Christmas parties.

"I think a complete new facility is probably the way it will go," he says. "A nice multi-use gymnasium or area with maybe a couple of offices attached to it and a kitchen, that's what they are looking for and I think that's what they deserve."

Rivard says planning will start this year with hopes of starting construction in about five years. He notes first they need to build the rec complex in Lorette.

Read More:

Tache Office Moving Out Of Lorette

Grant Announced For Centre Of Canada Park

×

Hanover School Division

Access Bus Schedules, Calendar of Events, and School Information at HSD.ca. Click for Details...

More Local News

Two Vehicle Crash Closes Intersection

Steinbach Fire Department was called to a two-vehicle collision along Steinbach Main Street Sunday afternoon. Assistant Deputy Chief Mike Penner says it happened at the Hespeler intersection at…

Green Thumbs Come Out Of Hibernation

The temperature was barely above the freezing mark earlier in the week, but that didn't stop a volunteer from South Eastman Transition Initiative from beginning to work in their green space. Jack…

Grass Fire Burns Near Blumenort

A grass fire burned out of control Sunday morning on the western outskirts of Blumenort. The call came down around 10:45 am. Steinbach Assistant Deputy Fire Chief Mike Penner says there were no…

SRSS Hosts U17 And U18 Club Volleyball Provincials

Steinbach is playing host to some high-level volleyball this weekend with the U17 and U18 boys club volleyball provincial championships taking place at the Steinbach Regional Secondary School. Bonnie…
2015 05 hsd

Signatures Compiled For Religious Instruction In School

Petition signatures to allow religious instruction and exercises in school are coming together for the Hanover School Division board meeting on Tuesday. Dave Dickey is the co-chair for the Steinbach…

La Broquerie Fire Responds To Two Grass Fires Within An Hour

The La Broquerie Fire Department was called to two separate grass fires on Borland Road within the span of an hour Saturday morning. The first fire was called in at approximately 11:15 a.m. north of…

Hanover Gets A Spring Cleaning

The Rural Municipality of Hanover will begin its street sweeping Saturday. Chief Administrative Officer Luc Lahaie says the schedule has been pushed back due to the snow this week and freezing…

Steinbach Residents Enjoy The Community Garage Sale

Residents of Steinbach are enjoying a day of garage saleing at the Steinbach Community Garage Sale in the T.G. Smith Centre. In Adition to the many garage sale vendors, the City of Steinbach sold the…

Is A Lack Of Feeling Connected Causing Phone Addiction?

Why can't people seem to leave their phone alone when behind the wheel of a vehicle? Counselling Therapist Angelle Arinobu says FoMO or the Fear of Missing Out, in relation to texting, phone calls,…

Recycle Everywhere To Expand

The executive director of the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) says there is room to improve when it comes to recycling. Ken Friesen of Steinbach this week announced some new…

Building A PCH One Book At A Time

The Chair for East Borderland Community Housing says it is extremely isolating when a senior from the Sprague area is forced to move to a personal care home in Vita, Steinbach or beyond. Yet, that is…

Missing Man Found In Ditch Half A Kilometre From Scene

At around 8 a.m. Friday Steinbach RCMP were notified of a 78-year old man, who was being reported as missing. RCMP say the wife of the missing man explained they had been driving on a country road in…

Local Accountants Are Busy As The Tax Deadline Approaches

With the tax deadline coming up next Monday, a local accountant says the last few weeks have been hectic. Ed Friesen from Friesen Accounting in Steinbach says the deadline is normally April 30th but…

More Than Just Coffee Was Hot At Tim Hortons This Morning

Steinbach Fire Department was called to a vehicle fire at the Tim Hortons on Highway 12 north at 8:25 am. Assistant Deputy Fire Chief Mike Penner says the vehicle was in the drive thru when the…

Vocational Programs Are A Priority In Seine River High Schools

The Seine River School Division has identified a need for vocational programming within their three high schools. Superintendent Mike Borgfjord says the division has been recognized as a leader for…

Volunteers The Lifeblood Of MHV

A spokesperson for Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach says if not for volunteers, the museum would be a ghost town. This is National Volunteer Week and Anne Toews says at the museum they use…

Warehouse Burns In Niverville - Update 5:55 PM

A warehouse in Niverville was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon. The building stood on the east side of the railway tracks, south of Main Street. Niverville Fire Chief Keith Bueckert says the page…

Niverville Excited To Be Recognized As A Priority For New School

After years of pushing for a new school, Niverville Town Council is excited to finally be on the provinces short list. Niverville Mayor Myron Dyck says even though this is not a formal announcement…

ATV Thief Caught In Floodway

A 31-year-old from the Rural Municipality of Springfield was arrested following a Tuesday morning crime spree. St.Pierre RCMP were notified Tuesday at approximately 4:40 am that a break-and-enter was…

$4.27-Million Offered To Six Municipalities By MB Hydro

Financial compensation has been offered to six Southeast municipalities by Manitoba Hydro in regards to the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project (MMTP). These municipalities include Springfield,…

Steinbachonline.com is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login