News & Announcements

Melita and Area Lions Club’s Fundraising Social on October 29, Saturday 


Proceeds will go towards the Community Benefit Fund that has helped various projects over the years. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased at the Credit Union or at the door. Halloween costumes are optional. Prizes for best costumes will be given at the end of the evening. The Lions Club members would like to say thanks to all the community members and businesses who supported this event.

Planning for Retirement as a Community: Melita & Area Senior Housing Survey

senior-housing-survey-reminderIn August, the Melita & Area Elderly Persons’ Housing Corp. mailed out a survey form to all community members. Everyone is encouraged to fill this out and submit it to any of the following locations: Municipality of Two Borders’ Melita & Pierson Offices; Town of Melita Office; and the Melita Lodge. The survey only has 15 questions and may take about 3 minutes to fill-out. It will be much appreciated if forms are submitted by Sept. 30. If you need a copy of the survey, you may contact the Melita Lodge at 204 – 5223493.

Results from the survey will be used by the board to plan a new community development to address future retirement needs in and around the region. For more info, you may contact: Bill Holden (204-5226524), Wayne Serruys (204-5223617), or Betty Minshull (204-6342282).

Municipal Waste Management donates proceeds from BBQ in Melita 

MWM donation 2Shown on photo (L-R): Mayor William Holden; Mr. Shawn Samels, Sales Manager for Municipal Waste Management; and Councillor Albert Morris   

On Thursday, August 18, 2016, Mr. Shawn Samels, Sales Manager for Municipal Waste Management (MWM), donated the amount of $768.00 to go toward the Town of Melita’s Central Park Playground Project. The donation was raised from the BBQ in Melita lunch organized by MWM last June 23, 2016. Councillor Albert Morris received the donation on behalf of the Town of Melita.

The Central Park Playground Project is scheduled to commence in 2017. The project aims to improve the existing play space by adding play structures to the area. The MWM donation is a good starting point for the project. The Town of Melita would like to thank MWM for this generous contribution and to all the community members who supported the barbeque.

MWM has been in business for more than 20 years providing comprehensive waste and recyclables management services to numerous communities in Southern Manitoba. MWM started servicing the Town of Melita last December 2015.

Commemorative street name for Dr. Aquilino Dizon, Jr.


Shown on the photo are:  Mayor Bill Holden, Councillor Jocelyn Skelton, Dr. Aquilino Dizon, Jr., Richard Bugg, and Garry VanSteelandt

Earlier today, a commemorative street sign was erected in honour of Dr. Aquilino Dizon, Jr. for all the years of service as the Town of Melita’s family physician since 1973. Summit Street from the Main Street corner to Townsend’s corner will also be known as Dr. Dizon Drive. This location was chosen for the commemorative naming because the Melita and Area Hospital is along this street. Residents can continue using Summit Street on their addresses.

Ground breaking of new pole shed structure


Local council members joined local community leader to mark the ground breaking of Melita & Area Pole Shed –the newest public space addition in the Town of Melita.

Mayor Bill Holden talks about the impact this development will have on the community.  “The construction of a new public space on a prime location, next to our major tourist attraction, was an opportunity to improve the functionality of the area. It makes a positive impression and adds to the overall attractiveness of the place. We hope the community will take advantage of this new structure and utilize it during townwide festivals, as well as public and private events.” Read more

Public Water System Annual Reports

The Town of Melita as well as the SWRWC conduct annual water quality reports Click here to read more

2016 Recycling Schedule

The new recycling schedule can be accessed by downloading this document. Please click  Zone 1 Recycling and Zone 2 Recycling