News from Fort Garry - Riverview

Many successes at Vincent Massey

What a year at Institut Collegial Vincent Massey Collegiate. Many community members are aware by now that the Rick Hansen Foundation awarded the school $30,000 in support of its efforts to promote accessibility for students. But there are many more achievements of note...

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Kids honing their on-ice skills

James Allum (MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview) practising his skills and drills with Grade 7 students in the Churchill Hockey Academy. This year, Churchill High School started an interesting new program featuring fun, fitness and fundamentals. It’s...

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Hoping Community Places Program is retained

From schools to community centres, curling clubs, athletic fields to Legions, where so much of our community life takes place you will find the legacy of the Community Places Program. Since its inception community leaders have depended on the Community Places Program...

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Fort Garry-Riverview bursting with community spirit

One of the greatest things about being an MLA is learning about all the amazing things happening in Fort Garry-Riverview.In the spirit of the season, here’s a snappy tribute to some, but surely not all, of the people who are making our world a better place. The families...

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Wishing your family the best in 2017!

James Allum 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 his constituency office at 204-475-2270...

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Window in Gateway Church a tribute to local scouts

As a historian, I value the opportunity to visit with others who are interested in the past. Last winter, I was intrigued by a call from a local pastor who invited me to meet a gentleman called Ross Holt to view a stained glass window of note, the Memorial Boyscout...

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Spreading the word on the dangers of fentanyl

Within the past few years it has become apparent that fentanyl is not only having a devastating impact across Canada but also in Winnipeg and even here in Riverview. It pains me to hear about these struggles in our community but I am encouraged by the passion and...

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Pallister’s Conservatives Block Important Legislation for Manitoba Families: Allum

March 14, 2016 As NDP MLAs are working hard on legislation that makes life better for Manitoba families, Brian Pallister’s Conservatives refuse to sit past 5 p.m. to pass the Surface Water Management Act, the Path to Reconciliation Act and call the...

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Statement from James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview

Calling on Brian Pallister’s Conservatives to pass important legislation that helps families and to come clean about their cuts March 10, 2016 ...

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Statement from James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview

Today, Manitoba became the first in Canada to implement TRC recommendations with the Path to Reconciliation Act. Below is the text of Allum’s statement. ...

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Great times at Fort Garry-Riverview hockey tournament

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester February 16, 2016 Riverview Community C...

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Helping newcomers get settled

By James Allum - MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester January 4, 2016 James Allum (left) with Hemanta (left) and Parsu (right) Dahal in front of their backyard garden area in Fort Garry. I...

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Local Schools Working Toward reconciliation

By James Allum - MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As Published in the Sou'wester December 21, 2015 James in front of the mural at Lord Roberts School Children enjoy the new turtle petroform made from stumps on...

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Lucky to have Legions in our community

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As Published in the Sou'wester November 9, 2015 On Remembrance Day we pay homage to the countless soldiers, sailors and Air Force personnel who sacrificed...

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Congratulations to Local Paddlers on Achievements

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester September 29, 2015 Identical twin sisters Emma (...

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Making our area beautiful

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester August 25, 2015 James Allum, MLA f...

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A new initiative helps retired women

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester July 7, 2015 To call Beverly Suek a mover and a shaker in our community is an understatement. Beverly has been instrumental to so many organizations, including...

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A great community leader

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester May 26th 2015 The FIFA Women’s World Cup is set to start in Winnipeg in a few weeks and the Grey Cup will follow...

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Hockey as it should be

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester March 3rd 2015 Fort Garry-Riverview MLA James Allum kicks off the Manitoba Runners’ Association 2015 Frostbite Run...

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Harrow daycare set to expand

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester January 20th 2015 James celebrates the announcement of a daycare expansion at Harrow School. In late...

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Manitoba Government Announces Family Doctor For All Strategy on Track

Access to Doctors, Nurse Practitioners Creates More Co-ordinated, Accessible Primary Care System for Manitoba Families: Minister Blady As reported by Manitoba Government N...

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Education Minister welcomes back students

As published in The Carillon September 4th 2014 As thousands of students head back to school this week, the Manitoba government will continue to support parents to help their children succeed with new resources, more teachers...

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Holiday Greetings

From my family to yours, all the best to you and your loved ones over the holiday season! You are always welcome to call my constituency office at 204-475-2270 or email me at James.Allum@yourmanitoba.ca. Below, w...

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Learning continues as new education centre opens

As published in The Selkirk Journal Written by: Brook Jones October 2nd 2014 The Lord Selkirk Education Centre located at 303 Main Street in Selkirk officially opened Sept. 25. James Allum,...

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Manitobans embracing winter tire program

As published in: South Mountain Press Date: November 21, 2014 With winter settling in and driving conditions deteriorating, over 10,000 Manitobans have already signed up for the new winter tire low interest financing program being...

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Town Hall Meeting a Step on the Road to trades Strategy

As published in The Dauphin Herald Written by: Jessica Rawluk August 26 th 2014 The need for more tradespeople in Manitoba is apparent and the province is trying to convey that message with a series...

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Connecting people with skills and jobs

As published in The Swan Valley Star and Times Written by: Danielle Gordon-Broome October 2nd 2014 Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, along with Jobs and the Economy Minister Theresa Oswald and Education...

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The value of volunteers

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'Wester October 28, 2014 Fort Garry-Riverview MLA James Allum assists the Fort Garry Legion Ladies Auxiliary at its...

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Local schools hitting the ground running

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester September 17, 2014 September has arrived and our schools are back in action.What with having three children —...

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Living life by the sports calendar

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester August 13, 2014 Lifelong hockey f...

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Keeping Fort Garry-Riverview beautiful

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester June 25, 2014 I’ve often written about the strong community values shared by my neighbours in Fort Garry-Riverview. On...

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Parent councils doing much for local schools

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester May 14, 2014 MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview James Allum with Jean Altemeyer, a devoted volunteer on École Riverview...

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Working on sustainability

By James Allum As published in The Sou'wester April 2, 2014 James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview, with Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Award Winners Mark Burch, of the University of Winnipeg, and Getty Stewart, of Fruit Share Manitoba....

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Plenty of outdoor fun to be had even in depths of winter

As published in The Sou'wester By: James Allum, MLA Fort Garry-Riverview February 19, 2014 In the midst of celebrating our great Festival du Voyageur, I’d like to reflect on how warm and wonderful winter can be here in our community — despite...

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Legions contribute much to community

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester December 4th, 2013 There is nothing more stirring than spending Remembrance Day at your local legion, surrounded...

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Battling the dreaded buckthorn

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester October 30, 2013 Recently-appointed M...

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South Osborne’s charms on display

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester September 25, 2013 Fort Garry-Riverview M...

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Celebrating the value of wilderness with the thrill of adventure

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester August 21, 2013 With technology encroaching further into our lives, it’s important for young people to occasionally...

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Pallister PCs Refuse to Let Manitobans Have Their Say as They Continue to Fight Anti-Bullying Law

Fort Garry-Riverview MLA James Allum today condemned the organized campaign Brian Pallister’s PCs are leading to prevent Manitobans from voicing their opinion on Bill 18, the government’s anti-bullying bill. Bill 18 has been called for debate 13 times. The Opposition...

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Churchill High program creating leaders

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester July 10, 2013 Fort Garry-Riverview M...

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Pallister PCs Continue to Block New Anti-Bullying Legislation: Allum

Fort Garry-Riverview MLA James Allum today called on Brian Pallister’s PCs to stop preventing Bill 18, the government’s anti-bullying bill, from being debated in committee. For the seventh time, Brian Pallister’s PCs today prevented the bill from proceeding to committee...

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Pallister PCs Side with Unaccountable Senate

In a debate in the legislature this morning, the PC opposition sided with unelected senators in Ottawa by preventing a vote on a private member’s resolution put forward by Fort Garry-Riverview MLA James Allum. “Manitobans and all Canadians are tired of seeing...

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Real Solutions that Work for Fort Garry - Riverview

Instead of resorting to short-sighted cuts, I’m working to protect families and build our future in Fort Garry - Riverview. Funding for upgrades to Churchill Park United Church's community k...

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Eight local projects to receive funding

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview As published in The Sou'wester May 29, 2013 Fort Garry-Riverview is a community blessed with wonderful amenities and active residents who value...

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Connecting with kids during I Love to Read Month

By: James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry - Riverview As published in The Sou’Wester May 1, 2013 One of the great pleasures of being an MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview is the opportunity to spend...

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PC Blocking of Anti-bullying Legislation Unacceptable: Allum

May 6, 2013 Fort Garry–Riverview MLA James Allum today called on the PC opposition to come to the table and debate Bill 18, the provincial government’s anti-bullying legislation. When the Bill was called for debate late last week, Brian Pallister allowed...

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