The Mission of the Minaki Cottagers Association is to nurture and enhance the unique Minaki environment for the benefit and enjoyment of all, relying on the values of integrity, responsibility, accountability, and volunteerism.
In connection with the CBC National TV news story on the preposed Minaki Lodge development (see September 17 post below), Ismaila Alfa interviewed MCA board member Mark Engebretson on his Up to Speed program on CBC Manitoba Radio. To listen to the interview click on the appropriate link for your browser.
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CBC TV National news came to Minaki toward the end of August, to do a story on the proposed redevelopment of the Minaki Lodge site for seasonal condominiums by Steinbach developers Bob Banman and Bob Schinkel, focusing on the concerns of year round and seasonal residents. Life-long resident Alex Rheault spoke for the year round residents who have raised concerns, and cottage owner and MCA board member Mark Engebretson spoke for seasonal residents. The severe sewage treatment issues with the proposed Minaki on the River condos, and the impact on the Winnipeg River and then on already-threatened Lake Winnipeg, were a focus of the piece. The year round and seasonal residents want to see the site developed, but at a responsible density and with proper sewage treatment. You can see the segment here.