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It's Clean-a-thon Day!

Thank you to the students of Ecole West Park School for heading out in less than ideal weather to clean up our parks and public areas as a fundraiser for Blue Sky Opportunities.

If you see students out collecting litter today, be sure to slow down for safety, and give them a wave!
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3 days ago  ·  

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Are you excited for the return of the Manitoba Sunflower Festival Parade on July 23rd, 2022?

If you'd like to be part of the parade, fill out the entry form on our website at altona.ca/manitoba-sunflower-festival-parade-entry/
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4 days ago  ·  

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Let's Talk About Potholes

First of all, what are potholes and what causes them? Potholes are holes in the roadway that are caused by the expansion and contraction of groundwater when it freezes and unfreezes. The freezing and unfreezing of that water causes the pavement to expand, bend and crack, which creates weak spots in the surface. Then, when the weight of vehicles passes over the weak spot, that weak spot breaks or is displaced, causing potholes. That’s why they appear the most frequently in the spring.

How do potholes get fixed? Well, there are a few methods of fixing potholes. Here in Altona, we often use cold patch asphalt, which our team can mix and apply ourselves. Cold patch works to fix smaller potholes or surface imperfections. This past winter’s extraordinary weather conditions with above average precipitation and below average temperatures led to a substantial increase in the number and size of potholes across Manitoba, which is why the Province of Manitoba has provided municipalities with extra grant funding for road repairs. Thanks to that additional funding, we’ve hired a contractor to fill our potholes with hot mix asphalt. Hot mix asphalt is a longer lasting solution for potholes, and it can be used on potholes up to 3 ft x 3 ft – much larger than we can “cold patch”. The hot mix asphalt plant opens tomorrow, and we are scheduled to have pothole repair take place at the end of this week (as soon as possible). The potholes cannot be repaired in the rain, so the forecasted rain for later this week may cause our repairs to be pushed to the beginning of next week instead, but rest assured that the repairs are coming!

In the meantime, our team is sweeping streets and sidewalks otherwise completing spring responsibilities.

For those of you asking about boulevard sweeping, we cannot bring the sweeping equipment onto the boulevards until they are dry for risk of destroying the lawn. Once things dry up, we will come by to sweep the winter sand away.
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6 days ago  ·  

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FACEBOOK

It's Clean-a-thon Day!

Thank you to the students of Ecole West Park School for heading out in less than ideal weather to clean up our parks and public areas as a fundraiser for Blue Sky Opportunities.

If you see students out collecting litter today, be sure to slow down for safety, and give them a wave!
... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago  ·  

View on Facebook

Are you excited for the return of the Manitoba Sunflower Festival Parade on July 23rd, 2022?

If you'd like to be part of the parade, fill out the entry form on our website at altona.ca/manitoba-sunflower-festival-parade-entry/
... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago  ·  

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Let's Talk About Potholes

First of all, what are potholes and what causes them? Potholes are holes in the roadway that are caused by the expansion and contraction of groundwater when it freezes and unfreezes. The freezing and unfreezing of that water causes the pavement to expand, bend and crack, which creates weak spots in the surface. Then, when the weight of vehicles passes over the weak spot, that weak spot breaks or is displaced, causing potholes. That’s why they appear the most frequently in the spring.

How do potholes get fixed? Well, there are a few methods of fixing potholes. Here in Altona, we often use cold patch asphalt, which our team can mix and apply ourselves. Cold patch works to fix smaller potholes or surface imperfections. This past winter’s extraordinary weather conditions with above average precipitation and below average temperatures led to a substantial increase in the number and size of potholes across Manitoba, which is why the Province of Manitoba has provided municipalities with extra grant funding for road repairs. Thanks to that additional funding, we’ve hired a contractor to fill our potholes with hot mix asphalt. Hot mix asphalt is a longer lasting solution for potholes, and it can be used on potholes up to 3 ft x 3 ft – much larger than we can “cold patch”. The hot mix asphalt plant opens tomorrow, and we are scheduled to have pothole repair take place at the end of this week (as soon as possible). The potholes cannot be repaired in the rain, so the forecasted rain for later this week may cause our repairs to be pushed to the beginning of next week instead, but rest assured that the repairs are coming!

In the meantime, our team is sweeping streets and sidewalks otherwise completing spring responsibilities.

For those of you asking about boulevard sweeping, we cannot bring the sweeping equipment onto the boulevards until they are dry for risk of destroying the lawn. Once things dry up, we will come by to sweep the winter sand away.
... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago  ·  

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