Westman Community Joins Saskatchewan

Written by Staff Writer
CJ Radio News

A border community opposed to the Manitoba governments plan to force amalgamation has opted out of the process. The village of Benito which borders Saskatchewan has announced it has received approval from the Saskatchewan government to join their province. In a statement from the ministry of municipal affairs Benito will be welcomed to the province best know for the rough riders on January 1st 2014. Village CAO Pat Ellingson says that they look forward to the move west. Because Saskatchewan does not have a community known by a similar name, the village of about 400 will continue to be known as the village of Benito when they join Saskatchewan.

UPDATE: This story was part of our April Fool''s programming.

Story was last updated at: 2013-04-01 07:59:30


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