News from St. Johns

Amazed by commitment of students

This past June, I had the pleasure of attending multiple school graduations in St. Johns. As a mother who attended every one my two children’s various graduation ceremonies from daycare to elementary to high school, I understand the pride and emotions parents feel...

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Local events great models for youth

It has been an incredible summer out here in St. Johns. I have been just bursting with community pride because of the great examples I have recently seen of the community spirit that brings us all together. We are so fortunate to have many strong and passionate...

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Indigenous women, girls’ lives are sacred

On April 8, we learned that the investigation into the disappearance of Christine Wood, age 21, is now a homicide. I want to take a moment to simply say to Melinda and George Wood, Christine’s parents from Oxford House First Nation, how incredibly sorry I am for the...

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Inspired by those fighting for women's rights

On March 8, women around the world celebrated International Women’s Day to recognize the progress that we’ve made, tirelessly fighting for our basic rights and freedoms. Like generations of grandmothers and mothers before me, I’ve sought to advance the rights of...

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Investing in the gift of reading

Sometimes on these cold winter nights, there is nothing better than snuggling up with a warm cup of tea and a nice book. Because February is I Love to Read Month, right now is a particularly great time to be digging out some of your favourite stories. I Love...

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Thanking Saul for his service

One of the most cherished St. Johns MLAs, Saul Cherniak celebrated an incredible milestone earlier this month when he turned 100 years old. Saul served as the MLA for St. Johns from 1962 to 1981. While I do not have enough space for a full rendering of Saul’s varied...

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Supporting the families of MMIWG

By Nahanni Fontaine, MLA for Point Douglas As published in The Times January 09, 2016 The holidays can be a time of celebration for many people in Manitoba with the spirit of gratitude and recognition of one’s blessings. Unfortunately,...

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Wishing your family the best in 2017!

Nahanni Fontaine wishes you and your family a happy holiday and a prosperous new year! The new year is also a natural time to think about new ideas. If you have thoughts on how we can continue improving our community, please get in touch with Nahanni’s constituency...

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Helping, lifting the many domestic violence victims

My work as an MLA is a dynamic balance between the work that I do in the House and the work that I do in the community through my constituency office. Last month I spoke in the legislature on an issue that has personally affected me and many women, men, and children in our community....

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Celebrating our St. Johns family in North Winnipeg

When I was elected, I knew that one of the foundations of my mandate would be to strengthen and support the community of St. Johns. For my first community-wide event I wanted to bring neighbours together to tell stories, build friendships and celebrate our community....

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Capturing the strength of St. Johns

In my first summer as an MLA I met some fantastic people who work hard to make St. Johns a great place to live. I continue to be inspired by those who dedicate their lives to celebrating the beauty of our community. Recently, I partnered with Jon Adaskin, a photographer...

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Commemorating the Battle of Seven Oaks

By Nahanni Fontaine, MLA for St. Johns As published in The Times July 11, 2016 Last month I joined community members to mark the bicentennial anniversary of the Battle of Seven Oaks, known by the Métis...

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Ready to be your advocate

By Nahanni Fontaine, MLA for St. Johns As published in The Times May 16, 2016 The past few weeks have been some of the most exciting, tiring, and humbling of my life. I am so grateful and inspired by...

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