Municipal leaders from Across Southwestern Manitoba are in Boissevain Thursday to talk about what they have in common and how they can work more closely together.

Boissevain-Morton is hosting the gathering which is the second of its type in the past month.

“Rural communities are base on cooperation and the same holds true for municipalities. We’ve worked with different municipalities like Killarney- Turtle Mountain and Deloraine Winchester on things we can share to save costs” said Mayor Judy Swanson.

Last month municipalities gathered in Boissevain looking for common ground from which they can set priorities in the region and could they speak with a larger voice to give the municipalities a stronger lobby voice with government.

“We came up with 22 ideas and Thursday’s meeting is a follow up so we can draft resolutions to present to the AMM district meeting in June and then onto government.”

Swanson says municipalities in Western Manitoba sometimes feel isolated and it’s a great idea to work more closely together to save money and to have a stronger lobby with the province.

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