Welcome to the Rural Municipality of La Broquerie

pic-cow.jpgIn the municipality of La Broquerie we’ve always known we have something special. Here, in the heart of beautiful Southeastern Manitoba, we’ve built a fully bilingual community that we believe captures the essence of healthy country living – a community that is safe, cooperative and friendly, a community that is respectful of its heritage while embracing opportunities for progress, a community that is small enough to care, but is also big enough to prosper.

La Broquerie is Manitoba’s fastest growing rural municipality. During a time when many of Manitoba’s rural communities have experienced decline, La Broquerie’s peaceful country setting and vibrant community life have helped attract new people and new business to our community. It has also helped encourage many of our young people to stay, live and work here. The result is a dynamic and youthful community where the average age is 28.8 years, nearly 10 years below the provincial average (2006 census).

A Place of Heritage
Since our community’s founding by French Canadian pioneers in 1883, La Broquerie’s residents have shared a common desire to preserve their French culture and heritage. The town maintains an elected cultural community whose focus is to promote and preserve the French Canadian culture locally. To this end, La Broquerie hosts an annual festival, Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste in June. This event is enthusiastically celebrated in the true French tradition, and provide wonderful opportunities for everyone in the community to come together and socialize.


Recent News

ADDRESS CHANGES

June 16, 2016

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ADDRESS CHANGES

If your mailing address has changed, and more specifically, from La Broquerie or Steinbach to La Broquerie West, please be advised that you need to contact the Municipal Office (204-424-5251) to advise of this address change.

The property owners name & address, which appears on tax statements, is in accordance with the latest information and advice that has been made available to the Municipality.  If, however, an ownership change has since occurred, please forward the tax invoice to the current owner or return same immediately to the Municipality.

It is important that the tax office be advised promptly of any change of ownership or mailing address in order to ensure that the tax invoice is properly forwarded.

It should be noted that failure to receive a tax invoice does not excuse an owner from the responsibility for payment of taxes nor relieve that owner from liability for any late payment penalty.

2016 CENSUS - IT'S NOT TOO LATE!!

May 25, 2016

It’s not too late to complete your census questionnaire.
 
Go to www.census.gc.ca to complete it online. Enter your 16-digit secure access code and follow the instructions.
 
If you received a census letter, your secure access code is located at top of the page.
 
If you received a paper census questionnaire, your secure access code is located at the top right corner of the first page.
 
Alternatively, you can complete a paper copy and return it in the green envelope accompanying the questionnaire.
 
Complete your questionnaire today. It’s important!
 
For more information, visit www.census.gc.ca or call 1-855-700-2016. Respondents who use TTY (a telecommunications device for people who are deaf)can call 1-866-753-7083.

REVISED DATES FOR 2016 COUNCIL MEETINGS

April 4, 2016

Res. No. 157-16       MOTION: Darrell Unger – Ivan Normandeau
 
WHEREAS the R.M. of La Broquerie Organization By-Law No. 14-2011 provides for Council to establish a schedule of dates on which all regular meetings of Council will be held for the following twelve months;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the R.M. of La Broquerie set the following dates for the remainder of 2016:
 
April 6, 2016 at 8:00 am
April 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm
May 11, 2016 at 8:00 am
May 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm
June 8, 2016 at 8:00 am
June 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm
July 13, 2016 at 8:00 am
August 10, 2016 at 8:00 am
September 14, 2016 at 8:00 am
September 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm
October 12, 2016 at 8:00 am
October 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm
November 9, 2016 at 8:00 am
November 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm
December 14, 2016 at 8:00 am
 
                                                                                                CARRIED
 

ARE YOU A DOG OWNER?

March 2, 2016

Please be aware of
  the R.M. of La Broquerie
 
By-Law 08-2006
 
 
 
Amongst other items the By-Law provides as follows:
 
The owner of a dog shall be responsible for his dog and shall not:
 
(i)        permit his dog to run at large within the limits of the Municipality.  When a dog is found running at large, its owner shall be deemed to have failed or refused to comply with this subsection;
 
(ii)        permit his dog to bark or howl or in any other way to unduly disturb the quiet of any person or persons in the Municipality;
 
(iii)        permit his dog to defecate on any public or private property other than the property of its owner.  Where a dog defecates on property other than the property of its owner, the owner shall cause such excrement to be removed immediately or be subject to a $25 fine;
 
(iv)        permit his dog to damage public or private property other than that of its owner.  Where public or private property has been damaged by a dog, its owner shall be deemed to have failed or refused to comply with this subsection;
 

Contravening dog owners are subject to a penalty as per the Dog By-Law

Copies of the Dog By-Law can be obtained at the R.M. of La Broquerie Office at 123 Simard Street. For any further questions, please call 204-424-5251.