Welcome to the Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton Website

Bifrost-Riverton is located approximately 100 kilometers north of Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital. The community lies along the western shore of Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba’s largest lake, and is part of the province’s Interlake Region. The municipality includes the growing community of Riverton, and surrounds the Town of Arborg. We hope that you find the information provided here interesting and useful. If you are not currently a resident of Bifrost-Riverton, we hope that you will visit us soon to see what we have to offer to tourists, residents and businesses.

TOWN CLEAN UP

2017 SPRING FLOODING DISASTER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

On April 24, 2017 the Province of Manitoba released the below Media Bulletin regarding Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) for damages occurred during the 2017 spring flooding.

"The Emergency Management and Public Safety Division of Manitoba Infrastructure has announced Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) will be available for eligible municipalities, homeowners, farms and small business with impacts from flooding this spring.

Officials are still assessing the overall impact of the spring run-off so it is too early to put a precise value on the costs of responding and recovering from this year’s flooding.

A growing number of insurance companies offer overland flood insurance.  Home and business owners affected by the spring run-off should contact their insurer to discuss their existing coverage.

When a natural disaster occurs, the province may declare the event eligible for DFA where the costs of the disaster are deemed to constitute an unreasonable financial burden.  The Manitoba Emergency Measures Act allows the government of Manitoba to provide financial assistance if the event meets the criteria outlined in the act.

Disaster financial assistance is generally available for the costs of responding to the disaster, repairs to damaged infrastructure, and non-insurable damage to principal residences and buildings essential to the operation of eligible farms and small businesses.  Individuals are required to first seek assistance through private insurance claims.

The federal government may provide financial assistance to provincial and territorial governments through the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements following large-scale natural disasters.

Applications and further details are available online at www.manitobaemo.ca or by calling the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization at 204-945-3050 or (toll-free) 1-888-267-8298.  Applications are also available at most municipal offices."

DEVELOPMENT TAX INCENTIVE PROGRAM

The Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton is pleased to announce the completion of a Tax Incentive Program to encourage development within the municipality, effective October 11, 2016.

Four types of development are covered by the program: New or Expanding Commercial, Single Dwelling Residential, Multi (2+) Dwelling Residential, and Occupation of Vacant Commercial Building. Each development type has its own progressive tax credit scale over a differing number of years.

See the attached by-law for details about the program criteria and application process. Please contact the Municipal Offices with any questions, or to request an informational brochure.


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Contact Us

329 River Road, Box 70, Arborg, MB R0C 0A0
Phone: 376-2391  Fax: 376-2742
Email:  bifrost@mymts.net