Altona Responds to Announcement of Temporary ER Closure

Altona, MB. March 25, 2021:
“Town of Altona Council shares the real concern and deep disappointment of residents at the announcement of the temporary change in operation of our Emergency Room. The community in Altona and in the surrounding area relies on the timely availability of health care in our region. We also support and appreciate the health care professionals who care for our loved ones daily.  The circumstances currently affecting our ER need addressing, and we acknowledge the steps being implemented by Southern Health-Santé Sud to continue to provide critical care service for the interim, as well as their responsiveness to community concern. While we are encouraged by the hard work that has been invested by all parties in reaching a temporary solution, we will also hold Southern Health accountable to their expressed goal of returning to full 24-7 ER service in a timely manner. Council will continue to advocate with that focus, and to keep residents aware of the progress towards that goal,” said Mayor Al Friesen.

The Town of Altona Administration will work with Southern Health-Santé Sud to coordinate a virtual town hall in the coming weeks to address the community’s questions and concerns.

Dr. S.S. Toni Scholarship for 2021

The Altona & District Health Care Board is inviting applications of the 2021 Dr. S. S. Toni Scholarship Awards from residents within the boundaries of the Municipality of Rhineland and the Rural Municipality of Montcalm including the Towns of Altona, Gretna, Plum Coulee and St. Jean, who are pursuing a health-related career.

Applications are available at the Municipality of Rhineland Administration office, the Rhineland website at or the Town of Altona website at

Deadline for applications is May 14, 2021

Please forward your application to:
Dr. Toni Scholarship Fund
Attention: Michael Rempel
Box 270
Altona, Manitoba
R0G 0B0

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Rempel at 204-324-5357 or by email

Annual Public Notice: Additions to the Voters List and/or Personal Security Protection Requests

Did you recently move to Altona, turn 18, or become a Canadian citizen? See the below information to make sure that you are on the voter’s list!

2021 Financial Plan

Download the below Financial Plan to read more about this year’s budget. If you have questions, or would like to learn more, join us on March 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm for a virtual public hearing which will feature a presentation of the budget and Q&A period. Your input is valuable and important.

Chamber of Commerce: State of the Community Address

On March 11, 2021, Mayor Friesen gave an address at the Annual General Meeting of the Altona and District Chamber of Commerce. The video is below, and focused on looking back at 2020, and forward to 2021.