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July 31, 2015

Manitoba Communities to Benefit From Federal and Provincial Funding for Flood Protection

Residents of five Manitoba communities were assured today that they can look forward to improved flood protection for their families and properties thanks to a joint federal-provincial...


July 31, 2015

Government Partnership to Improve Brandon Daly Overpass

BRANDON—Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon–Souris, and Drew Caldwell, Minister of Municipal Government for Manitoba, announced here today the Brandon Daly Overpass...


July 31, 2015

Beach Conditions to July 30

Water testing this week has shown that levels of Escherichia coli (E. coli) were within recreational water quality objectives at most beaches monitored by Manitoba Conservation and Water...


July 31, 2015

Province Celebrates First Terry Fox Day, Encourages Manitobans to Participate in Terry Fox Run to Support Cancer Research

Manitobans are invited to celebrate the first official Terry Fox Day in the province on Monday, Aug. 3to honour the Winnipeg native and Canadian icon’s memory and legacy, Health Minister...


July 31, 2015

Canada and Manitoba Commit Funding to Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project in Manitoba

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger was joined today by the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) and Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar, on behalf of the...


July 31, 2015

Province Advises Crop Residue Burning Authorizations Begin Aug. 1

Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) reminds producers who choose to burn crop residue that authorization is required between Aug. 1 and Nov. 15.  Authorizations are...


July 30, 2015

Four Additional Infrastructure Projects in the Eastern Region Get Joint Government Funding

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for four projects in communities in eastern Manitoba today under the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund. ...


July 30, 2015

Two Additional Infrastructure Projects in the Western Region Get Joint Government Funding

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for two additional projects in communities in western Manitoba under the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities...


July 30, 2015

Five Additional Infrastructure Projects In The Central Region Get Joint Government Funding

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for five additional projects in communities in central Manitoba today under the New Building Canada Plan’s Small...


July 30, 2015

Aquatic Invasive Species Update Bulletin #6

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship reports that watercraft inspection stations with decontamination units targeting aquatic invasive species (AIS) will be available for boaters at...


July 30, 2015

Governments of Canada and Manitoba Support New Waverley Street Underpass at CN Mainline in Winnipeg

Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre was joined today by the Honourable Drew Caldwell, Minister of Municipal Government and Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg, to...


July 30, 2015

Province Supports New Paramedic Positions in Western, Southern Manitoba

SWAN RIVER—Thirty front-line paramedics will be hired to provide better care closer to home for families in the Prairie Mountain Health and Southern Health–Santé Sud regional...


July 30, 2015

Province Announces New Primary Care Centre to Open in Swan River

SWAN RIVER—A new primary care centre in Swan River’s former McKay Building will offer Swan River Valley families better health-care services, Premier Greg Selinger announced here...


July 30, 2015

Province Reminds Manitobans to Take Steps to Reduce Conflicts with Black Bears

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship reminds Manitobans that black bears are currently increasing their food intake to prepare for hibernation later this fall.  As autumn approaches,...


July 29, 2015

Province Renews Investment in High Performance Athlete Development

The Manitoba government will renew funding for three additional years for the High Performance Athlete Development Initiative (HPADI), Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection...


July 29, 2015

Province Invests in Francophone Tourism

The Manitoba government will invest $243,900 to promote francophone tourism attractions and experiences, Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection Minister Ron Lemieux announced...


July 28, 2015

Province Issues Severe Wind Effect Alerts for South Basins of Lake Winnipeg, Lake Manitoba

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation’s Hydrologic Forecasting Centre is issuing a severe wind warning for the South Basin of Lake Winnipeg and for the south basin of Lake Manitoba...


July 27, 2015

Heavy Rainfall Advisory

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation's Hydrologic Forecast Centre advises that significant rainfall is forecast for parts of southwestern Manitoba and Saskatchewan in the next three to...


July 27, 2015

Manitoba Government Adding 54 New Medications to Pharmacare Program, Extends Coverage For Hepatitis C

Patients will have access to an additional 54 new drugs through the Manitoba Pharmacare Program, including the highly effective Holkira Pak for the treatment of hepatitis C, Health Minister...


July 27, 2015

Province Training People to Establish Licensed Family Child-Care Homes

The Manitoba government is helping Manitobans gain the skills necessary to pursue self-employment in the child-care sector by establishing their own licensed family child-care homes, Jobs and...


July 24, 2015

Beach Conditions to July 23

Water testing this week has shown that levels of Escherichia coli (E. coli) were within recreational water quality objectives at most beaches monitored by Manitoba Conservation and Water...


July 24, 2015

Province Announces Partner 4 Growth Program Accepting Grant Applications

The Manitoba government encourages community-led economic development organizations to apply for funding under the Partner 4 Growth program, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister...


July 24, 2015

West Nile Virus Update #1

Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors reports that its mosquito surveillance program has identified this season’s first Culex tarsalis mosquito sample infected with West Nile virus...


July 24, 2015

Manitoba Government Launches New Online Training Program for Security Guards

Manitoba Justice advises it has launched a new online version of its security guard training program to help more people access the skills and training needed to become a licensed security...


July 23, 2015

Aquatic Invasive Species Update Bulletin #5

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship reports that watercraft inspection stations with decontamination units targeting aquatic invasive species (AIS) will be available for boaters at...


July 23, 2015

Manitoba Explores Integrating Provincial Health Card With Drivers' Licences, Identification Cards

The provincial government is exploring the idea of integrating the Manitoba health card with Manitoba drivers’ licences and identification cards issued by Manitoba Public Insurance,...


July 22, 2015

Heat Advisory

The chief provincial public health officer is reminding Manitobans to take precautions to prevent heat-related illness as hot and humid conditions continue in Manitoba.  Higher temperatures...


July 22, 2015

2015 Road Improvements In South Winnipeg will Improve Driving Conditions, Encourage Growth

More than 160 local Winnipeg roads have received improvements in 2015 due to investments by the Manitoba government and the City of Winnipeg including more than 25 projects for the southern...


July 22, 2015

Province Joins in Celebrating 31 Years of the Brandon Folk Festival

The Manitoba government and the Brandon Folk Music and Art Society (BFMAS) are inviting music lovers to western Manitoba this weekend for the 31st Annual Brandon Folk Festival, Tourism, Culture,...


July 22, 2015

Manitoba Government Begins Consultations Focused on Northern Development

CHURCHILL—The Manitoba government is planning a series of consultations to create a comprehensive and inclusive strategy for economic development in the north, Aboriginal and Northern...


July 21, 2015

Provincial and Territorial Ministers Working Together to Reduce Use of Diesel for Electricity in Remote Communities

The governments of Manitoba, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Ontario are establishing a Pan-Canadian Task Force to reduce the use of diesel fuel to...


July 17, 2015

Canada's Premiers Meeting Ends on Positive Note: Premier Selinger

ST. JOHN’S—The Manitoba government continues to raise issues of importance for Manitoba families at the national level following another successful Canada’s Premiers meeting in...


July 17, 2015

Beach Conditions to July 16

Water testing this week has shown that levels of Escherichia coli (E. coli) were within recreational water quality objectives at most beaches monitored by Manitoba Conservation and Water...


July 17, 2015

Aquatic Invasive Species Update Bulletin #4

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship reports that watercraft inspection stations with decontamination units targeting aquatic invasive species (AIS) will be available for boaters at...


July 17, 2015

Province Announces First Jobs Strategy Tour to Connect Graduates to Work Opportunities

University students will have more support starting their careers after graduating through new initiatives in the recently released First Jobs Strategy including the creation of a $1.5-million...


July 16, 2015

Province Announces Annual Cleanup, Increased Monitoring in Mars Hill Wildlife Management Area

On Saturday, July 18, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, community volunteers will join Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship staff for the Mars Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) annual cleanup,...


July 15, 2015

Province Announces Free Park Entry This Weekend as Manitobans Celebrate 26th Annual Canada's Parks Day

Manitobans are encouraged to take part in the 26th annual Canada’s Parks Day and experience the great outdoors with free entry to provincial parks this weekend. Manitoba Conservation...


July 14, 2015

Provincial, Federal Governments Join Forces to Create Opportunities for Older Workers

BRANDON—The governments of Canada and Manitoba are working together to help create jobs for close to 100 unemployed older workers in western Manitoba through the Targeted Initiative for...


July 13, 2015

Province Announces National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Act Comes Into Force Today

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Act was given royal assent today, making the University of Manitoba the official home to the National Centre on Indian Residential Schools,...


July 13, 2015

Province Investigates, Seizes 250,200 Contraband Cigarettes During First Week of July

Following investigations into the sale of contraband cigarettes, members of the Manitoba Finance Taxation Special Investigations Unit have seized a total of 250,200 contraband cigarettes in two...


July 10, 2015

Fire Bulletin #6

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship advises that 119 wildfires have started in the province since June 26, with a high of 39 wildfires starting in one day during that period.  Most...


July 10, 2015

Beach Conditions to July 9

Water testing this week has shown that levels of Escherichia coli (E. coli) were within recreational water quality objectives at most beaches monitored by Manitoba Conservation and Water...


July 10, 2015

Province Determines Operation of Shellmouth Dam and Reservoir During 2014 Could Have Caused Artificial Flooding

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation has determined there were periods of incremental artificial flooding downstream of the Shellmouth Dam and Reservoir due to its operation in 2014...


July 10, 2015

Aquatic Invasive Species Update Bulletin #3

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship reports that watercraft inspection stations with decontamination units targeting aquatic invasive species (AIS) will be available for boaters at...


July 10, 2015

Federal and Provincial Funding for International Peace Garden Projects

Funding announced today for three projects at the International Peace Garden in southwest Manitoba will help ensure that it continues to be an attractive destination for area residents and...


July 10, 2015

Province Supports Clean Up Effort of MS Lord Selkirk II

The Manitoba government will provide $200,000 toward the City of Selkirk’s effort to dismantle the MS Lord Selkirk II cruise ship abandoned in Selkirk, Agriculture, Food and Rural...


July 10, 2015

Provincial Summer Camps Connect Youth to Rewarding Careers in the Skilled Trades

The Manitoba government is helping youth gain experience with skilled trades this July by supporting nine Building for Tomorrow summer camps, Jobs and the Economy Minister Kevin Chief announced...


July 8, 2015

New Research, Development Projects to Receive $2 Million in Federal and Provincial Support

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing more than $2 million over three years to support 24 research and development projects in Manitoba’s agriculture and agri-food sector,...


July 7, 2015

Wildland Smoke Advisory for Manitoba

The Chief Provincial Public Health Officer advises most of Manitoba will be exposed to smoke drifting from a number of wildland fires that are burning in the province as well as from...


July 7, 2015

Communities in Southwest Manitoba to Benefit from Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

MANITOU—The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and...


July 7, 2015

Rural Municipality of Rhineland to Improve Local Roads

GRETNA—The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and the...


July 7, 2015

Manitobans Asked for Input on Prearranged Funeral Services Regulation

Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection is inviting Manitoba funeral home owners and managers, funeral directors, industry-related support organizations, consumer...


July 7, 2015

Manitoba Government Releases Review Into Winnipeg School Division

The Manitoba government has released the Winnipeg School Division Governance Review, expects the Winnipeg School Division will act quickly on the recommendations of the report and is taking...


July 6, 2015

Arborg Flood Protection Project Gets Federal and Provincial Funding

ARBORG—Officials from three levels of government were on hand today in Arborg to announce funding for a new community flood protection project. Residents of this town, in the...


July 6, 2015

Close to 34,000 Manitoba Seniors Have Already Applied for Seniors' School Tax Rebate: Minister Dewar

Nearly 34,000 Manitoba seniors have applied for a rebate to reduce their school taxes following the doubling of the Seniors’ School Tax Rebate, Finance Minister Greg Dewar announced today....


July 6, 2015

Governments Invest in New Equipment to Support Manitoba's Hemp Seed Industry

The Canada and Manitoba governments will invest in new equipment to support the growth of the hemp seed processing industry, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron...


July 3, 2015

Beach Conditions to July 2

Water testing this week has shown that levels of Escherichia coli (E. coli) were within recreational water quality objectives at most beaches monitored by Manitoba Conservation and Water...


July 3, 2015

Province Issues Highway System Construction Bulletin

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation reports the province will invest $10 million on two highway improvement projects that started this week, as part of the province’s $5.5-billion,...


July 3, 2015

Aquatic Invasive Species Update Bulletin #2

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship reports that watercraft inspection stations with decontamination units targeting aquatic invasive species (AIS) will be available for boaters at...


July 3, 2015

Construction Underway for New Seniors Complex in Macgregor

MACGREGOR—Construction has started on Victoria Place, a new 16-unit assisted living housing complex that will serve the needs of seniors in the region who wish to stay close to their...


July 2, 2015

Province Continues to Support Transition From Coal to Biomass With Funding Program

The Manitoba government is currently accepting applications for the Biomass Energy Support Program, which offers $500,000 in grants to help coal users make the transition to renewable biomass...


July 2, 2015

Manitoba's Innovative Training Programs Breaking Down Barriers, Building Skills for Rewarding Careers in Trades: Minister Chief

Manitoba’s Gateway to Apprenticeship and Certification Initiative is helping young Manitobans to break down barriers they face to apprenticeship and skills training, and build their...


July 2, 2015

Governments of Canada and Manitoba Support New Wastewater Treatment Plant in Virden

VIRDEN—Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon–Souris, and Drew Caldwell, Minister of Municipal Government for Manitoba, were joined today by Jeff McConnell, Mayor of the...

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