Employment Opportunity: Police Constable The Morden Police Service invites applications for the position of Police Constable. Previous accredited police training an asset, but not essential.
Applicants MUST obtain an application package from the Morden Police Service in person, request one by phone, or download one from the Morden Police Service website. This package will contain the information and documents required to apply for the position. The competition includes written testing, physical testing, medical examinations, interviews and background investigations.
The City of Morden is participating in
ParticipACTION’s Community Better
Challenge. This is an annual event that aims to get neighbourhoods across
the country moving together and increasing physical activity minutes.
The challenge runs between May 31st and June 16th
and gives Morden the chance to win $150,000 to go toward
physical activity improvements if it’s crowned as Canada’s Most
Active Community! In addition to the national winner, there will also
be finalists recognized from all regions of Canada who will be awarded $20,000.
How do you track
Track active minutes through the ParticipACTION app
Minutes are automatically counted toward Morden’s
community score according to postal codes. The more you track, the greater
chance we have of winning. You also have the chance to win great prizes for
yourself when you use the app.
Submit your minutes with a form at the Access Event Centre during office
Any kind of physical activity can be included in your
minutes. Some examples include: walking, running, sports, gardening,
The City of Morden would like to encourage everyone to participate! So, be sure to get moving and track your physical activity minutes. Everything gets better when you get active!
Stephanie Dueck, Rec Programmer for City of Morden added her encouragement,
“ParticipACTION says it right when they say everything gets better when you get active. Part of my job is to help provide opportunities for people to get active. We have lots of drop in sport programs that continue to run in the summer. (Details at mordenmb.com/sports). Whether you participate in our programs or go for regular walks or runs on your own, we’d love for you to track your minutes in this challenge!”
Brent Gouthro, Nurse Practitioner at Agassiz
Medical encourages involvement in both the ParticipACTION challenge, and in
their current challenge to walk across the USA with community accumulated steps.
“Agassiz Medical Centre is committed to encouraging people to achieve their full health potential. As health care professionals we realize the important link with physical activity on both an individual and a community’s health. We hope to continue offering various challenges in the coming months and beyond. Engaging individuals to participate ripples to the larger community making us all better for it.” – Brent Gouthro RN NP
ParticipACTION’s mission is to help Canadians
become more regularly physically active and reconnect with each other while
doing so. They know that physical activity has the power to break down walls
and build stronger communities. Getting active boosts the confidence and
happiness of individuals, while connecting them to others with common
interests. Simply put, physical activity brings people together.
Thank you to our generous sponsors who made this event possible. Gold: Southern Health Healthy Living Together Grant, City of Morden Silver: Eden Mental Health Care Services Bronze: Clinic Durgstore, Morden Co-op
Registration for Swimming Lessons at Lake Minnewasta and Summer Camps is on TODAY at the Access Event Centre from 6:00-8:30PM. Registration for both also opens online at the same time. Credit card payments are required to complete an online booking. In person registrations can pay by cash, cheque, debit or credit card.
Mental Health Week is on, May 7-11! There is still time to attend the expo (1-7pm) and keynote (7pm) at the Access Event Centre today! There is a lot of good information that you can gather!
Statement from Mayor Brandon Burley: “This is Mental Health Week in Morden. For many people mental illness is not something to think about for one day, it is the obsession and torment of every waking minute.
Mental illness takes many forms and often people you’d never suspect, suffer. 1 in 5 of all Canadians will deal with a mental illness.People with mental illness feel alone, and isolated. It wreaks havoc in every area of their life. It’s inappropriate to speak publicly about it, because they will lose opportunities, people will treat them differently, folks won’t know what to do with their eyes, or what to talk about.
Human tendency is to solve the problem. We want to excise the condition, like a tumor. But advances in mental healthcare and treatments are painfully slow. Diagnosis of medications is hit-and-miss, and often lead to worsening symptoms that must be borne for weeks and months – before the right drug, or group of drugs is hit upon.
Like Job’s friends, even more people will try to prescribe a solution, or isolate the cause.
Obtaining primary care from mental professionals is difficult, and expensive. $100 or more per hour – which exacerbates the problem. Desperate to find a solution, many people with mental illness throw money – LOTS of money – away, to try to feel right again.Mental illness can leave those who suffer socially castrated, alone, desperate, guilty, broke, and broken – useless to society. If folks find out, what will they say? How will it impact my social standing? Will friends still trust me and respect me? I know these things because I have walked miles in these shoes. I have suffered from depression and generalized anxiety disorder – and it took years to bring it under control, with the help of a very good doctor, counselor, medication, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
So this week in Morden, do as I have just done, and lay it on the line for somebody who needs you. Don’t tell them, ask them, push them – just be there for them and maintain their confidence.If you suffer from mental illness I encourage you to get the help you deserve. It’s time to stop the silent suffering of millions of people across Canada. Give voice to your pain, or lend your voice on behalf of others.”
Mayor Burley has called a Special Meeting of the Council of the City of Morden to discuss the following items: In-Camera Personnel, In-Camera Legal, and Tax Levy By-Law 1-2019 2nd and 3rd readings. The meeting will take place on Wedneday, May 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Civic Centre.