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April 10, 2015


Open Letter to the Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship from the Whiteshell Cottagers Association Inc.

March 27, 2015.

Dear Minister Mackintosh,

Beginning early in March, cottagers in Manitoba’s Provincial Parks began receiving their annual invoices for park district service fees and ground rent for their leased properties. Since then, the Whiteshell Cottager’s Association has been inundated with angry messages from cottagers, berating your Ministry and asking what defense our association can provide against these bills, which are seen by our membership as predatory.

Mr. Minister, we knew what was coming, and we have been working hard and diligently with your staff in the Parks Branch, hoping to find some common ground that might have allowed for an agreeable solution to what we see as disproportionately large and improperly implemented fee and rental increases.

We were under the impression that progress was being made, and that a sustainable compromise agreement could be reached. Apparently however, you rejected this agreement, and in the end, showed no willingness to compromise and enter into a new and invigorated partnership with your major stakeholders in the Parks; i.e. cottagers.

Yet your message on the Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship Web Site proclaims your dedication to cooperation with stakeholders and to providing affordable access to the Manitoba Parks System. Read More

April 1, 2015

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March 6, 2015

We Need your Support!

The Whiteshell Cottagers Association is committed to defend the interests of all Whiteshell Cottage Owners, and is making a concerted effort to reduce the heavy financial burden being created by the government’s planned park fee and lease rate increases. To achieve our objectives, we very much want to ensure full cottager participation in the WCA. To reach our goal of greater than 90% participation, we are asking that you PLEASE RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW, if you haven’t already done so; or if you are not a current member, we are urging you to PLEASE JOIN NOW. Read More

March 3, 2015

Whiteshell Cottagers Association Inc. Annual General Meeting

Mark your calendars!   Whiteshell Cottagers Association Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Club Regent Event Centre

1425 Regent Ave., Winnipeg

Meeting at 7 p.m.

Whiteshell merchants will exhibit products and services starting at 5  p.m Petition

Stop the Manitoba Government's planned Parks Initiative to raise lease and service fees for cottagers.

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