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Town of The Pas

Request for Disaster Financial Assistance

 Statement Issued from the Town of The Pas:

 The Town of The Pas has experienced an unusual amount of water breaks and water line freeze ups. An entire block of residents have been without water since February 17, 2014. 

The usual freeze up season has not even commenced and as at March 28, 2014, the Town had 109 freeze ups and 13 water main breaks.  At that date, there are still some 35 homes without water.

 Recently the City of Winnipeg announced that they will be making application through the Disaster Financial Assistance Program whereby they are requesting financial assistance to offset the costs associated with the water breaks and freeze ups.

 The Town of The Pas has sent a letter to Premier Selinger requesting the Province’s support in the Towns Application for Disaster Financial Assistance.  A resolution is to be presented to Council at the next Regular Meeting indicating that due to this unique situation a disaster has occurred and that the Town is requesting Disaster Financial Assistance. 

 Statement Issued from the Mayor Alan McLauchlan, Town of The Pas:

“As Mayor of the Town of The Pas, I hope that the Province supports us in our need for assistance.  A perfect storm has engulfed our community, old infrastructure, climate change and frost”

“At the moment we have 2.2 percent of our citizens without water and or sewer, this is unacceptable!”

 “It is unacceptable to think that a community that has only one major industry can bear the brunt of the worsening effects of climate change as they are being exhibited this year”

 Town crews are continuing to work numerous hours and the estimated cost to restore water and sewer to

The affected residents is $300,000 to $500,000







PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to subsection 162(2) of the Municipal Act that Council of The Town of The Pas intends to present its Financial Plan for the fiscal year 2014 at a Public Hearing in the Council Chambers of The Town of The Pas Municipal Building, 81 Edwards Avenue on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  Council will hear any person who wishes to make a representation, ask questions, or register an objection to the Financial Plan, as provided.

 The Financial Plan will be completed by April 9, 2014 and available for review and may be examined by any person at the Municipal Office, 81 Edwards Avenue.  The Municipal Office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.






The Pas community is one of the oldest and most striking settlements in northern Manitoba. Boasting one of the three true blue lakes in existence  outdoor adventure abounds set to the raw natural beauty that attracts visitors from around the world.

The traditional meeting place between Native trappers and the French and English fur traders has grown beyond its longstanding resources of trapping and fishing to truly become the Gateway to the North - a bountiful, proud, and progressive community now firmly based upon a solid and diversified industrial foundation of agriculture, forestry, transportation, and tourism.

In each of its four distinct seasons, The Pas offers unique recreational activities and a variety of cultural attractions such as the Trapper's Festival, Agricultural Fair, and Opasquia Indian days.

Find out more from our web site about the wonders of The Pas, where the Northern Lights shine year-round.