Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Pride Marchers in Steinbach, Man., Get Permission to Walk on Street

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Pride Marchers in Steinbach, Man., Get Permission to Walk on Street

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Manitoba pride march gets permit

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STEINBACH, Man. - Organizers of the first pride march in the heart of Manitoba's so-called Bible Belt say they have won the right to walk on the city's streets.

Planners were originally told that the parade on July 9 would have to stick to the sidewalk on Steinbach's main street because of road construction and safety concerns.

But a message on the Steinbach Pride Facebook page Wednesday said that after talking with the RCMP, the group has chosen a different route and will be given a permit to march on the street.

"Several planning meetings took place with RCMP over the last few days that included detailed discussion about routes, safety, and the extensive and comprehensive security detail that will be provided," the message says.

"The RCMP also negotiated with the city on behalf of Steinbach Pride and we are pleased to announce that we have been granted street access! …

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