Hello to our citizens and visitors in the Municipality of Russell-Binscarth!
It seems February just flew by and we are now enjoying the beginning of March! In our municipality, March came in like a "lamb", while many parts of Canada and throughout North America were experiencing extreme snow falls. Our USA neighbors, especially in Los Angeles, are definitely not accustomed nor equipped to deal with the amount of snow they received - I do feel for them and wish everyone well. On the flip side, I hope we are not on the receiving end of March going out like a "lion" - keep your fingers crossed but be prepared "just in case"!
Personally, I appreciate the month of March - it signals the end of very cold weather, but the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the last wonderful days of winter activities in our region: the windup with hockey tournaments, figure skating showcases, downhill ski races, bonspiels, and snowmobile derbys, all of which reinforce and embrace our enthusiam for everything "winter"; the promise of longer daylight as we turn our clocks forward for DST on March 12th; the celebration of our Irish friends and ancestors on St. Patrick's Day - (Irish Stew, sourdough bread & green beer - can we ask for more fun!); spring break for our Manitoba schools during the last week of March; and this year in particular, a lead up to Easter celebrations. March offers so many opportunities to get out and enjoy life with our family, friends and community and I encourage everyone to participate in some way! I know I am for sure!
The Municipality of Russell-Binscarth is continuing to work on our "new year's resolutions" and even though it may seem slow, there is progress being made. As we move forward, please be assured that you will see exciting, positive changes throughout our municipality.
I continue to be out and about on "Mondays with the Mayor" and am enjoying meeting with you at the coffee shops, in the post office, or while reading to students for "I Love to Read". If you prefer a one-on-one/in-person meeting, please make an appointment with me and I will be happy to meet with you to discuss your issues.
Thank you and have a wonderful March!
Judy Snitynsky, Mayor
Municipality of Russell-Binscarth