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The Manitoba Provincial Parks Cabin Owner Association (MPPCOA) is a strategic coalition working in consultation with Parks to establish a fair, transparent and sustainable fee calculation system for all lease lot cottage owners residing in Provincial Parks.

May 13, 2018

Spring 2018 MPPCOA Chair’s Message

T’is the season when Manitoba Provincial Park cottagers, all of whom have strong personal connections to their provincial park areas, are feeling the irresistible urge to make a break for their lakeside regions throughout our province. To once again savour the joys of Manitoba summers and of cottage living: loons’ early morning calls, waves lapping, […]

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January 12, 2018

Province Extends Freeze on Cottage Fees

January 12, 2018 Cottagers Continue  To be Consulted:  Squires The Manitoba government has extended its moratorium on increases to park land lease and service fees for cottages in provincial parks for another two years, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. “We believe cottagers are prepared to pay a fair price for the services they […]

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October 23, 2017

MPPCOA Meeting with Minister Squires

On Friday afternoon, October 13th, the Manitoba Provincial Parks Cabin Owners Association were invited to a Meet and Greet with the new Minister of Sustainable Development, Honourable Rochelle Squires. The 45 minute meeting was highlighted by the new Minister being briefed on the history of MPPCOA – a Strategic Coalition of now six Cottage Owner Associations in […]

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September 22, 2017 ,

Manitoba Provincial Parks Cabin Owners Association Update

News Update as at September 22, 2017 Since the fundamental Guiding Principle was jointly established by the Cabin Owners Association and Parks in early summer, a meeting was held in the Parks Office Boardroom on August 17th to further the consultation process. Further recruitment had taken place which resulted in the Hecla North Shore Cottage […]

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August 1, 2017

MPPCOA Guiding Principle

The Manitoba Provincial Park Cabin Owners Association (Cabin Owners) and Manitoba Parks and Protected Spaces Branch (Parks Branch) have established a working relationship based on trust, respect and transparency and are to work positively and collaboratively in defining an approach to managing the administration of matters affecting cottagers within provincial parks, including the collection of service fees and Crown land rent from provincial […]

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April 27, 2017

Strategic Alliance Report

By Ron Smith – Committee Chair The initiative of the Whiteshell Cottagers Association to form a level of communication and cooperation between Cottage Owner Associations in all Manitoba Provincial Parks intensified in 2016. In the spring of 2016 five Cottage Owner Associations made a commitment to join a formal Strategic Coalition with the common guiding […]

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January 8, 2017

MPPCOA meeting with SD Minister – Nov. 29, 2016

Attached are notes from the November 29, 2016 inaugural meeting between the Manitoba Provincial Parks Cabin Owners Association Executive and Honorable Catherine Cox, Minister of Sustainable Development, Richard Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River and Legislative Assistant, Dennis Smook, MLA for La Verendrye and senior departmental officials. Notes of MPPCOA Meeting With Minister of Sustainable Development Honorable […]

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